September 19, 2019 6:00 AM HomePoliticsMorning Reads – Thursday, September 19, 2019 Morning Reads – Thursday, September 19, 2019 By Jessica Szilagyi Politics 4 Comments Peaches What is the deal with clerks? #AnotherOneBitesTheDustBut also the judge and the Dragon Con guy….School district maneuvers workaround on school prayer.More leeway for nurse practitioners is a talking point once again.Some Georgia hospitals subject to new regulations despite incomplete regulations.Officials disciplined at Georgia VA facility with all the negative publicity. Untrustworthy reports in the air quality testing in Smyrna? Jimmy Carter Amazon takes on gun control.The overcollection by CBP at the border.The backlog of immigration cases is astronomicalThe NRA is not a fan of the President’s proposal. .What’s the saying about ‘big government’?The Ridiculous Campaign Against Vaping. Sweet Tea SmartTVs are leaking information. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Jessica Szilagyi 4 Comments Dave Bearse It’s working! The fed cut its rate another quarter point after news of the second consecutive quarterly decline in business investment, “rare outside of recessions or shortly after recessions” according to J.P. Morgan. Trump’s wants rates of zero or less—we’ll see how the economy is doing when he delivers. The average FDIC rate paid on savings is 0.09%, so prudent retirees keeping a chunk of cash on hand are only losing 2% a year doing it. Good times should it come to people having to pay a bank to hold their cash. Japan’s exports to the US in August dropped 4.4% to $11B, and imports from the US dropped 9% to $6.6 billion. Good news for Trump, since the trade imbalance didn’t increase. September 19, 2019 10:45 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse Applications now being taken for hiring a US Senator. The GOP deep bench of applicants includes Martha Zoller, Paul Broun, and Tim “Masters Tournament Shakedown” Echols. September 19, 2019 11:06 AM Log in to Reply The Eiger The vaping article has quite a few inaccuracies. First the actions of the FDA to pull flavors off the market and the vaping related lung illness are very separate issues that are being combined. They are in the same space, but very different. The lung illness is a very real thing and all indicators point to people using THC pods that have been manipulated and tainted. This has actually been going on for years, but with the explosion in vaping is becoming more common. There are 500 cases and 7 deaths so far. There will be more. The second and separate issues is the FDA taking flavored vapes off the market. This is separate from the lung illness. 5 million children in middle and high school are using these products compared to 8 million 8 adults. These products have purposefully been marketed towards teens. The administration is trying to prevent an entire generation of children from being addicted to one of the most addictive substances on earth (nicotine). Also, the FDA isn’t banning flavors. It’s saying that they intend to enforce the current law and only allow products on the market that have been approved by the FDA. All flavors have been basically on the market illegally. A company can apply to have their product put back on the market if they can prove they are not target children in their advertising. Lastly, this idea that vaping is good for you or better for you than cigarettes is crap. They are both bad for you. The “vapor” isn’t water with nicotine. Again, that is crap. It’s a cocktail of oils, nicotine, flavoring chemicals and salts that are harmful to you lungs. September 19, 2019 12:12 PM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse Vaping shouldn’t be permitted to be advertised on TV or cable. September 20, 2019 8:49 AM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.