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FDA Targets Puff And Hyde Disposable E-Cigarettes

In the early days of changes in laws to products like alcohol, some people below the new legal threshold were still able to get it. It was impossible to arrest everyone selling illegally, and there was a certain freedom argument many made, i.e. why can I shoot a Nazi in Europe but not buy a beer in the US?read...

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Despite COVID-19, The US CDC Remains Unprepared For Zoonotic Diseases

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed a great deal of weakness in the federal government's ability to control, much less prevent, any diseases at all. The concern had grown during the last decade, when it began to take 6 weeks for CDC to inform the public that lettuce was tainted with E. coli but found time to invent concerns like prediabetes and a vaping epidemic.read...

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Despite COVID-19, The US CDC Remains Unprepared For Zoonotic Diseases

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed a great deal of weakness in the federal government's ability to control, much less prevent, any diseases at all. The concern had grown during the last decade, when it began to take 6 weeks for CDC to inform the public that lettuce was tainted with E. coli but found time to invent concerns like prediabetes and a vaping epidemic.read...

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Chinese And Russian Campaigns Won’t End Globalization – Science Is Now Part Of The Marketplace

During the Trump administration, it was discovered that the Obama administration had let Chinese efforts to manipulate US academics go unchecked while highlighting that the Russian government was funding domestic environmental groups in order to subvert US national gas and agriculture - energy and food being Russia's chief exports to Europe.read...

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What May Decide The Election May Not Be Abortion Or Inflation – It May Be Runaway Health Insurance Costs

When the federal government took over health care during the Obama years, a lot of promises were made while the concern when legislation was passed without knowing which parts of three competing plans would be implemented boiled down to high cost to get a million people insured who couldn't get insurance.It ended up being worse than projected. Individual plans shot up 300% in just a few years and...

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Kids And Gun Deaths: Fact Checking American Academy Of Pediatrics Claims

In a recent paper calling to add even more regulations to legal gun owners, the American Academy of Pediatrics wrote "Each day, 28 U.S. children and teens -- the equivalent of a high school classroom -- die from gun violence, making it the No. 1 killer of youth through age 24." How did they get their number, and why are they claiming a 24-year-old is a child? (1)read...

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