Tag: USA

Vapes and E-cigs 96% Safer Than Cigarettes, Study Reveals

Ryan Lau | @RyanLau71R

On Wednesday, President Trump announced a desire to ban flavored e-cigarette products nationwide. The move comes after six people have died after using vapes or other e-cigarette products. To put that in perspective, nine million adults vape regularly; tens of millions more adults and teens have tried vaping at least once. In particular, Juul is facing backlash due to its heavy nicotine concentration. But what does the science say about vaping?

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Andrew Yang to Make History at the Next Democratic Debate

Peyton Gouzien | @pgouzien

Reporter Sam Stein claims on Twitter to have had a phone conversation with presidential candidate Andrew Yang’s campaign manager. Stein claims that the manager told him “Yang will be doing something no presidential candidate has ever done before in history.” Neither Stein nor the Yang campaign have given further details. The tweet has left many in awe of Yang’s plans for tomorrow’s debate. Andrew Yang will be on stage with nine other candidates also competing for the limelight.

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State Senator Admits that Taxation Is Theft

Tyler Curtis | @tylercurtis42

In a rare and stunning example of political honesty, a state senator admitted a common libertarian mantra on Friday: taxation is theft. Responding to an article on Elizabeth Warren’s proposed “wealth tax” written by American Enterprise Institute scholar Michael R. Strain, former Democratic Illinois state senator Daniel Biss candidly stated that taxation is essentially thievery. 

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There Is No “Gay Gene”, Heavily Biased Study Confirms

Warren Albrecht | @drw_albrecht

The New York Times reports that a study released in the journal Science that finds there is no “gay gene”.

The influence comes not from one gene but many, each with a tiny effect — and the rest of the explanation includes social or environmental factors — making it impossible to use genes to predict someone’s sexuality.

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Tristan da Cunha: A Libertarian Paradise?

Rafael Augusto B.L. de Oliveira | @ancient_scrolls

Far out in the South Pacific, a chain of islands lie beyond the fast-paced technological life of today. Away from the stress of modern society sits Tristan da Cunha Island. The island, part of the larger Tristan da Cunha archipelago, is the most remote place in the world, 1,750 miles away from Cape Town, South Africa, the nearest mainland. Due to its geography and political structure, it also is a libertarian paradise. Continue reading “Tristan da Cunha: A Libertarian Paradise?”