January 20th, 2019 4:32 PM
Hey Ramona. I "grew up" with Sen Feinstein i.e. I lived in SF during the days when she was a member of the Board of Supervisors, way back when. So yeah, I've seen her operate and am skeptical of anything she says. That being said though, my take in regard to the YouTube video you referenced, is that she is referring to "assault weapons" and not guns in general. Obviously I could be wrong ... and "knowing" Sen Feinstein as I do I very well may be.
January 20th, 2019 3:26 PM
Well Jason you bring up a lot of issues: political as well as health related. First, yes, the present evidence suggests that vaping is not as as "dangerous" health wise as inhaling the products of combustion. So while vaping is not good it is "not as bad as smoking." As the NAS points out, smoke contains a great many more carcinogens than nicotine vaping. This is not to say that vaping is a healthy activity but it is to say that those who claim that it is as bad or worse than smoking are just IMO incorrect. As far as the long term outcomes of vaping in regard to heart disease or cancer, well we just do not know. Because there is no evidence, literally. We should admit that. As far as the FDA is concerned, well that is what the FDA does. No surprise there. I am always skeptical of making "undesirable" products illegal. As prohibition and the "war on drugs" has taught us (well at least me) it just creates an enormous "black" market. I...
January 20th, 2019 1:54 PM
@Jason. Why don't you get our of your bubble from time to time and learn how to think critically instead of just spewing "progressive" talking points. When I research polls, I look to Gallup and Pew, NOT YOUR close friends nor mine to make determinations. Your methodology seems rather archaic since you are a "big data" guru. Maybe you should stop watching MSNBC and read legitimite news sources like The Guardian, The Post, NYT, WSJ, etc.
January 20th, 2019 1:48 PM
@ Jason. I guess I will be your research assistant Jason. Here is a link form an interview she did on 60 Minutes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj4AcjyuV38
January 20th, 2019 1:13 PM
@ Jason - it is not a matter of taking over the government - it is ours in the first place. If you cannot see government gone a muck look no farther than Illinois - Cook County and Chicago. This is a progressive state that lags behind every other state in the union and we can thank Madagan and his Democrat gang of thugs for that. You want politicians to define what guns I own? They cannot even define "Assault Weapons" , "Magazines or Clips" or the difference between " Open and Concealed Carry" They just see a way to put more tax money in their own pockets.
January 20th, 2019 10:05 AM
The FDA seems pretty concerned about this issue also. https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/fda-threatening-take-e-cigarettes-off-market-180221452.html
January 20th, 2019 9:47 AM
@Ramona, well I don't know where you get your "news" from then because she actually never said that. Thank so much for completely proving my point. You are a puppet of the NRA and right wing "news". This is exactly the type of nonsense they want you to believe so they can push their agenda. Stop being their puppet and think for yourself. https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2017/oct/08/chris-cox/nras-chris-cox-falsely-says-dianne-feinstein-wante/
January 20th, 2019 9:39 AM
@Ray, we are all aware of why the 2nd amendment was put in place. If you genuinely believe we need to be sure we are all armed so we can take over the government then we have much bigger issues. Again you are saying these things as if I am saying nobody should own a gun which I am not. Of course the government should determine this. Who else would? The rules should be clear and then it's easy to enforce. In this country it's easier to lose the ability to drive then to lose the ability to own a gun. It's absurd.
January 20th, 2019 9:28 AM
I love the people suggesting those who cannot afford to live in Oak Park move. Be sure to keep that same energy and say it to their faces while they're bagging your groceries at Pete's or Whole Foods, serving your dinner at Winberie's, finding your kiddie's book at the library, tearing your ticket at Lake Theatre... You think any of those people are making the $80k it takes to have a comfortable life here?
January 20th, 2019 9:01 AM
Oak park USED to be affordable until it was flooded with city dwellers, and their overdeveloped sense of entitlement. I thought this community was about acceptance, and integration. Anybody that feels they shouldn't have to share their community with people who need affordable housing dont belong here.
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