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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

About 1 in 1,000 black men and boys in America can expect to die at the hands of police, according to a new analysis of deaths involving law enforcement officers. read more


Sean Hannity used a portion of his Monday night show to denounce White Supremacists, saying those who spread hatred and bigotry "have no place" in American society. read more


Tuesday, July 23, 2019

FBI Director Christopher Wray said that the majority of domestic terrorism his agency investigates is motivated by "some version of what you might call white supremacist violence" -- a revelation that supports comments for which CNN anchor Don Lemon received significant blowback not long ago. read more


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Big Tobacco is terrified of people using vapes as an aid to taper off and quit smoking, so they try to get vapes banned.
#4 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

Funny, the local DEA office and District Attorney's Office got together to do a special presentation on drug abuse and they touched on the vaping issue as it relates to teens. Their assertion was that since so many kids are not taking up smoking cigarettes anymore, the Big Tobacco has turned to vaping to help get them hooked.

I don't know how much of this is accurate, but:

The biggest company in the market had been Lorillard, thanks to its 2013 acquisition of two makers of e-cigarettes and their solutions. But Reynolds American also was snapping up e-cigarette and e-liquid manufacturers " and topped it off with a $27.4 billion merger with Lorillard, completed in 2015. The combined company became the second-largest tobacco product manufacturer in the U.S. " and the largest seller of e-cigarettes. Now, over 95 percent of the market for e-cigarettes is dominated by five companies: MarkTen, XL, Logic. Vuse, Blu and JUUL. Vuse is owned by R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company, a subsidiary of Reynolds American Inc, which was acquired by British American Tobacco in 2017. MarkTen is owned by Altria Group Inc, and Blu is owned by Imperial Brands, which also owns Imperial Tobacco.

In 2016, e-cigarettes took in $8,610,000,000. In 2017, the market was worth more than $10 billion, and that number is projected to more than double by 2023. 2 million high school students used e-cigarettes in 2017.

www.opensecrets.org

Regardless, my girlfriend turned to vaping earlier this summer. Since then, she's completely stopped smoking cigarettes. She wasn't a big time smoker, but enough that she would leave the house a couple times a night every night to go outside and smoke. The vape smell is so insignificant, I asked her to vape indoors so that she doesn't have to leave every night. I don't even notice that she vapes anymore, it's so subtle and unrecognizable. Just nice that she's not hanging outside all the time.

Trump uses antisemitic trope to question loyalty of Jewish Democrats
www.theguardian.com

Jewish groups: Trump spreads anti-Semitic trope by accusing Jews of disloyalty'
www.timesofisrael.com

Connolly: Trump's Statement About Jewish Voters 'Profoundly Antisemitic'
www.breitbart.com

Brian Kilmeade Stunned By Polls Showing Trump's Low Support From Jewish-Americans
www.mediaite.com

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