The problem is that it starts as a definite item: A bong threat or direct threats on someone's life.
"When an atomic bomb goes off, there's devastation; when an atomic bong goes off, there's celebration." --Robin Williams
until our politicians wake up and realize all costs are pushed onto the consumer anyway nothing will change
They know already, and don't care. They count on the average person not knowing that.
If a subordinate asks you a pertinent question, look at him as if he had lost his senses. When he looks down, paraphrase the question back at him.