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User Name: Oscar D. Grouch
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Topic: Menthol e-cigs expose users to carcinogen
Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 8:34:38 PM
Users of Mint, Menthol E-Cigs Exposed to Unacceptably High Levels of Carcinogen

"People who vape mint- and menthol-flavored e-cigarettes are exposed to potentially dangerous levels of the carcinogenic compound pulegone, according to a JAMA Internal Medicine study.

Pulegone, derived from the essential oils of mint plants, has been shown to cause tumors in rodents. Synthetic pulegone was banned as a food additive in 2018, and its levels are limited in the flavorings for traditional cigarettes.

In the new study, researchers found that levels of pulegone in five mint or menthol e-cigarette products and one mint smokeless tobacco product were higher than those in combustible cigarettes. They were also higher than what the FDA deems as unacceptable for synthetic pulegone in food.

The authors conclude, "Our findings appear to establish health risks associated with pulegone intake and concerns that the FDA should address before suggesting mint- and menthol-flavored e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products as alternatives for people who use combustible tobacco products."

Separately, N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Sunday that he would take immediate steps to ban sales of flavored e-cigarettes (other than tobacco and menthol) across the state. And on Monday, the CDC activated its Emergency Operations Center to help deal with the current outbreak of vaping-related lung illness."
Topic: What to do...
Posted: Monday, September 16, 2019 3:13:59 PM
When some drunken asshole, like the former young Yale freshman Brett Kavanough, waves their penis in your face, hit it with some pepper spray. That will be the last time that happens. Then, when they start screaming nasty shit at you, spray some pepper spray in their face making sure you get their eyes and nose. That will shut them up. Such behavior isn't funny Brett and nobody should tolerate it, your dishonor.

Brett Kavanaugh Fit In With the Privileged Kids. She Did Not.

Deborah Ramirez’s Yale experience says much about the college’s efforts to diversify its student body in the 1980s.
Topic: little donny's fake news
Posted: Friday, September 13, 2019 6:58:39 AM
So little donny can't even admit he was wrong about the path of a hurricane. This makes him look pretty stupid defending the indefensible. Someone who can't admit when they're wrong even when it's blatantly obvious is a national security threat when they're in a position of power. I wonder how he would fare if history threw him a real crisis. Would he be able to pull through like Kennedy did during the Cuban missile crisis? Or, would we all be radioactive dust orbiting the Sun? What about a fascist government imprisoning its own people and sending them to death camps? He would likely fail here as well and say something like "well, those are very bad people, murderers, rapists and drug dealers." Besides, "...there were very fine people on both sides."

Topic: Vaping linked to lung failure
Posted: Friday, September 6, 2019 9:58:38 PM
CDC Says Number Of Possible Cases Of Vaping-Related Lung Illness Has Doubled

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that the number of possible cases of severe respiratory illnesses among people who vaped nicotine or cannabis-related products has more than doubled, to 450 in 33 states.

"Although more investigation is needed to determine the vaping agent or agents responsible, there is clearly an epidemic that begs for an urgent response," David Christiani of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health writes in an editorial published Friday in The New England Journal of Medicine.

In a media briefing Friday, the CDC suggested people should avoid using e-cigarettes.

"While this investigation is ongoing, people should consider not using e-cigarette products," says Dr. Dana Meaney-Delman, incident manager of the CDC's response to the vaping-related lung injuries. "People who do use e-cigarette products should monitor themselves for symptoms, for example, cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea and vomiting — and promptly seek medical attention for any health concerns."

Late last month, the CDC said the number of reported vaping-related cases stood at 215. Five people have died — in Illinois, Oregon, Indiana, Minnesota and California.

Topic: Vaping linked to lung failure
Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 3:53:32 AM
Vaping is causing a growing epidemic of lung failure.

One man’s brush with death after vaping-related lung failure

Illinois patient’s death may be first in US tied to vaping
Topic: Video of TV Special by Travel Guru Rick Steves and Rise of Fascism
Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 3:32:46 AM
"I see stupid people. They're everywhere. They don't even know they're stupid."
Topic: "Nuke Hurricanes!" says little donny
Posted: Monday, August 26, 2019 8:42:12 PM
little donny's a veritable genius! Unlike Wile E. Coyote, he can catch the roadrunner! Just nuke 'em!

Trump suggests 'nuking hurricanes' to stop them hitting America

Donald Trump has reportedly suggested on more than one occasion that the US military should bomb hurricanes in order to disrupt them before they make landfall.

According to US news website Axios, the president said in a meeting with top national security and homeland security officials about the threat of hurricanes: “I got it. I got it. Why don’t we nuke them?”

“They start forming off the coast of Africa, as they’re moving across the Atlantic, we drop a bomb inside the eye of the hurricane and it disrupts it. Why can’t we do that?”

Quoting unnamed sources who were present at the meeting, Axios report that the response from one official was “We’ll look into this.”
Topic: A message from Adam Schiff: Fight domestic terrorism
Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019 8:02:05 PM
Adam Schiff wrote:
There’s no denying it: we are facing a real and rising threat from domestic terrorism, much of it driven by extreme, white nationalist ideology. Most recently in El Paso, but also in previous attacks in Pittsburgh, Charleston, and elsewhere, a common thread of homegrown hatred is spurring violence. In the days since the horrific attack in El Paso, a man was arrested after threatening to attack a Jewish community center in Ohio, and he was heavily armed. This is not something we can ignore.

Nor can we ignore the ugly fact that the ideology expressed by these attackers has been given a boost by comments of the President of the United States. When President Trump spreads fears of an “invasion” by migrants and asylum seekers, and those same words are echoed by an attacker who drove to a border city to kill Hispanics, that’s not something we can just ignore.

Congress has to respond to the rising tide of hate and domestic terrorism, because we already know the president won’t. The FBI Director made clear in recent testimony that domestic terrorism is an issue that makes up an increasing proportion of the FBI’s investigations, and one that he is deeply concerned about. I agree.

That’s why last week I introduced a new bill I want to tell you about. It’s called the Confronting the Threat of Domestic Terrorism Act, and for the first time it would create a criminal statute specifically for violent, terrorist attacks that doesn’t require a connection to an international terrorist organization. A law like this is crucial, because it would give the FBI and prosecutors a new tool to target domestic terrorism in a systemic fashion, and direct more resources where they’re needed. It would also send a powerful message that we’re as serious about confronting terrorism when it comes from homegrown extremists as we are when it comes from abroad.

Because I’m mindful of the dangers that this law, or any other, could be abused or misused, my bill does not provide for the designation of particular groups as a domestic terror organization, and includes a variety of protections to help make sure it’s focused on violent, terrorist acts, not on peaceful groups or protestors.

This bill by itself won’t solve the problem, and we have to act on everything from new gun violence legislation to better tracking and reporting of hate crimes as well. But I believe that part of our job in Congress, particularly with the failure of leadership in the Oval Office, is to stand up for our values and to stand against racism and anti-semitism. Domestic terrorists, and particularly those who subscribe to a violent, white nationalist ideology, are now as great a threat to public safety in our country as international terrorist groups like ISIS, and it’s time for our laws to catch up.

That’s why I’m asking, will you sign on as a citizen cosponsor of my bill if you agree it’s time we treat white nationalist terrorism as the threat it is? Click here to add your name.

Thanks for all you do,

Topic: Greenland loses 11 billion tons of ice in one day!
Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:34:48 PM
"Our house is on fire!"

A Weather Station Above the Arctic Circle Hit 94.6 Degrees Fahrenheit

Here's a fun experiment any grade schooler can understand. Put a large beaker of ice water over a lit bunsen burner, stick a thermometer in it and plot the temperature vs. time. All of the applied heat goes into melting the ice, i.e., its phase transition from solid to liquid. Once there's no more ice, the temperature will rise. Heated long enough, the water will boil away. The ice is acting as a temperature buffer. Once the world's ice is gone, we can expect an average global temperature increase of about 35°F. This will make cities such as New York and Seattle feel like Death Valley. Mass extinctions will result. Maybe people too. It's not complicated. There are dinosaur fossils in Alaska. They weren't there because they liked the snow, there was none. There are fossilized palm tree fronds on the northern Washington coast. It was once tropical. It might be desert some day.
Topic: Send her back!
Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:03:54 PM

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