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$1-million lesson: Don't use flowerpots as ashtrays

The Boston Fire Department reports the cause of the roof fire that did an estimated $1 million in damage to 182 Beacon St. in the Back Bay yesterday:

Fire Investigators have determined the cause of the roof deck fire at 182 Beacon St. to be careless disposal of a cigarette. Specifically, on the roof deck was a flower pot being used as an ashtray.

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Smokers pollute our bodies, litter all over our city, torch our homes, and run up our medical insurance costs - all through their selfish and disgusting habit.

When is enough, people?

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Instead of banning cigarettes, guns, etc, why don't we just ban stupid people?

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Unfortunately.

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Cigarettes are good for you. The inhaling and exhaling actions involved with smoking are like exercise for your lungs.
People who do not smoke are more prone to be like mehmehmeh the air is polluted around me. Mehmehmeh I have asthma.

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Nothing good comes from roof decks. Yuppies love them until someone crashes through a skylight while acting like idiots on the roof, numerous fires are caused not only by smokers but by Hipsters grilling on the roofs, assholes urinating off roof decks down onto their North End neighbors, Douchebags jumping off waterfront roof decks into the harbor etc. etc.

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...if you're working on a building and you're on a porch or roof, please don't put your empty Marlboro packs in the same plastic flowerpot you're throwing your cigarettes in.
Not saying that's what happened here, just saying that it has happened in the past.
Yer welcome.

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Good job douchebag. That guy's rooftop ciggie is going to cost everyone in that building tens of thousands in assessments. Insurance never covers the entire cost of repair. Smokers are idiots.

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No, people who make people smoke outside are idiots. And people who don't put out cigarettes when they are done with them are idiots. Saying all smokers are idiots is racist.

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No, people who make people smoke outside are idiots.

Who has ever made anyone smoke outside? What did they do, hand someone a cigarette and say, "go outside and smoke this or I'll shoot your dog?"

Saying all smokers are idiots is racist.

methinks you're a little unclear on the definition of "racist". http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/racist?s=t

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News to me.

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