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Smoke your way out of the recession

Russia’s finance minister publicly urged citizens to step up their smoking and drinking, in that the government’s new “sin” taxes mean more revenue.
“If you smoke a pack of cigarettes,” he said, “that means you are giving more to help solve social problems.”
Alcohol abuse is already said to kill 500,000 Russians a year and to significantly lower life expectancy.
Way to go
you Wombats!
Executive Brigitte Stevens announced that her perpetually underappreciated advocacy institution, Wombat Awareness Organization, had just been pledged $8 million by a single donor.
According to Stevens, the $1 million annually she will ...

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