The state report is not, however, an objective assessment. It obviously includes only the most damaging information about e-cigarettes. For example, some other studies have found potentially encouraging signs that vaping might help some smokers quit. In other words, we should not allow our concerns about the very real horrors of smoking to fill us with possibly unwarranted terror of e-cigarettes. In open-air settings, the vapor dissipates very quickly; proposals to ban vaping at the beach or outdoor-restaurant settings reflect a silly hysteria.
I’d go further-Ban then from leaving the home except for medical attention AFAIK. Misdemeanor infraction if caught. Some exemptions signed off on by doctors may apply.
(CNN)Rhett Krawitt looks like a normal, smiling 6-year-old as he plays with his sister in the kitchen of their San Francisco home this week.
But it’s a truly incredible scene. Rhett survived nearly four years of chemotherapy for leukemia and has been in remission for a year and a half.
Now he has another challenge — the children who are not immunized at his school in a state where the number of measles cases grows each week.
The boy’s father, Carl Krawitt, often wonders: “Is there a scenario if a parent doesn’t vaccinate and their child gets sick and gets my kid sick and…he dies?”
If I had the resources-I’d home school my kid. Which may be illegal. So what, fight that all the way out and move to a state or city that has a more sane policy.
America’s resurgence is real. With a growing economy, shrinking deficits, bustling industry, and booming energy production, we have risen from recession freer to write our own future than any other nation on Earth.
Now we have to choose what we want that future to look like. Will we accept an economy where only a few of us do spectacularly well? Or will we commit ourselves to an economy that generates rising incomes and rising chances for everyone who makes the effort?
In my State of the Union Address last week, I focused on making sure middle-class economics helps more Americans get ahead in the new economy. As a country, we need to do more to make working families’ paychecks go farther, give Americans of every age the chance to upgrade their skills so they earn higher wages, and build the world’s most competitive economy for our businesses.
On Monday, I will present Congress with my budget, a plan for bringing middle-class economics into the 21st Century. First, I’m proposing we make the kinds of investments we need to continue to grow our economy and enhance our national security. We would establish new advanced manufacturing hubs, rebuild crumbling infrastructure, combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and lead a new age of precision medicine that uses cutting-edge science to find new treatments for diseases like diabetes and cancer. We would give working parents a chance to get ahead with guaranteed paid sick leave, and we’d give Americans of all ages a chance to earn new skills by making community college free for responsible students. And we should invest in a 21st century military to confront global challenges with strong and sustained American leadership. These proposals are pragmatic; they’re the types of things both parties should be able to support.
Let’s be careful out there.
Be careful driving on Super Bowl Sunday. Your chance of being involved in a crash tied to drunk driving can be as much as double that of a normal Sunday in January or February, according to California safety officials and the Auto Club of Southern California.
They looked at five years of California crash data and found there was a 77% increase in alcohol-related crashes causing injury or death on Super Bowl Sunday.
In Los Angeles, the number of alcohol-related crashes runs 57% higher on Super Bowl Sunday. And in San Diego, the number is more than double, up 117%.
“Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest one-day sporting event in the United States and unfortunately one of the most dangerous days on California’s roads and highways,” state Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said. “Every one of us has a responsibility to ensure we do not contribute to the problem by allowing a drunk or drugged driver to hit the road on Super Bowl Sunday.”
Glendale Arizona gets to underwrite the tax exempt NFL for millions. Again.
Weiers suspects that when the sun sets on Super Bowl XLIX, the only real loser may be his city.
“I’m sure that we’re going to spend $3 million,” Weiers said. “I would hope, in tax revenues, that we can actually account for well over a million, probably 1.2, 3.”
Roughly, that would be a $2 million loss, and he’s basing his projection on history. When Glendale hosted the Super Bowl in 2008, the city estimates it lost $1.6 million
In recent interviews, Eastwood, screenwriter Jason Hall and star Bradley Cooper have said they are dismayed by attempts to ascribe political meanings to what they see as primarily a portrait of real-life Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and the Iraq War’s impact on him.
The movie “certainly has nothing to do with any (political) parties or anything,” Eastwood told the Toronto Star. “These fellows who are professional soldiers, Navy personnel or what have you, go in for a certain reason … and there’s no political aspect there other than the fact that a lot of things happen in war zones.”
“For me, and for Clint, this movie was always a character study about what the plight is for a soldier …” Cooper told the Daily Beast. “But I can’t control how people are gonna use this movie as a tool, or what they pick and choose (to argue).”
Throughout the history of photography, cameras have mostly been designed with right handed people in mind. For DSLRs in particular, the shutter button and camera controls are usually on the right side of the camera, making it difficult to operate without using your right hand.
Florida-based photographer Sylvia Cacciatore is on a mission to change that: she’s currently petitioning Canon to consider developing a camera that’s designed specifically for left-handed people.
Cacciatore suffered from a brachial plexus injury during her birth that led to the complete paralysis of her right arm and a limb that never fully developed. After photography became one of her biggest passions, she became increasingly frustrated at the way cameras are currently designed:
Some of the challenges I experience while using my camera are with the shutter and the settings buttons. The majority of the buttons are located on the right side of the camera and certain shots require quick pressing of certain buttons and dials. I am unable to do because I have to lower my camera and reach over to the other side to change settings, which has caused me to miss many photo opportunities. Holding the camera while taking a photo is awkward for me and many of my photos come out looking crooked.
Watkins, a bartender by day, is the coordinator for Open Carry Tarrant County, a hybrid of the cop-watching and open carry movements. The small band of gun-toting Texans warns motorists of DUI checkpoints and speed traps. They also show up at police traffic stops, record the proceedings - including any confrontations with officers - and post the videos on social media.
“More now than ever, we need police accountability,” said Watkins, a father of two. “We need people out there reporting, because it’s not just here in our area; it’s all over the country.”
As the group sees it, police are agents of the government and openly carrying guns is a statement of individual liberty. For Open Carry Tarrant County’s members, monitoring cops and expanding gun rights are missions that go hand-in-hand. In Texas, it’s legal to openly carry a long gun like an assault rifle, but not handguns.
“I feel violated,” Watkins said about the handgun rule. “I think people have just forgotten about what we’re supposed to be about here in America: liberty, freedom, the land of the free, the home of the brave. And it’s not that anymore.”
2015: Unchecked climate change, global nuclear weapons modernizations, and outsized nuclear weapons arsenals pose extraordinary and undeniable threats to the continued existence of humanity, and world leaders have failed to act with the speed or on the scale required to protect citizens from potential catastrophe. These failures of political leadership endanger every person on Earth.” Despite some modestly positive developments in the climate change arena, current efforts are entirely insufficient to prevent a catastrophic warming of Earth. Meanwhile, the United States and Russia have embarked on massive programs to modernize their nuclear triads—thereby undermining existing nuclear weapons treaties. “The clock ticks now at just three minutes to midnight because international leaders are failing to perform their most important duty—ensuring and preserving the health and vitality of human civilization.”
17 minutes to midnight
1991: With the Cold War officially over, the United States and Russia begin making deep cuts to their nuclear arsenals. The Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty greatly reduces the number of strategic nuclear weapons deployed by the two former adversaries. Better still, a series of unilateral initiatives remove most of the intercontinental ballistic missiles and bombers in both countries from hair-trigger alert. “The illusion that tens of thousands of nuclear weapons are a guarantor of national security has been stripped away,” the Bulletin declares.