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Let's see how many barbarians come out to applaud and to justify the shooting of a unarmed, pregnant child by armed and trained agents of the state. Some things never change. Back during the days of jim crow, cops regularly committed atrocities against unarmed black people of all ages and both genders and were excused and lauded for it. After all they were Just thugs doing white society's dirty work for a paycheck and a pension. But remember, the real problem is those crazy North Koreans and ISIL not our own culture of blanket police impunity and it's evil twin the ever expanding surveillance state.
Thank you Senator Skinner! We need more leadership like this!
Contra Costa County residents need youth services, social services, health care and mental health services, not jails.
Please reconsider and vote against any jail expansion. Use the money saved on education!!!!!
It's a form of harm reduction. Vaping is the only way I would ever have been able to quit smoking. I did both for over a year while tapering down. E-cigs saved me from a 20-year pack a day Newport 100 habit. I understand why we want to keep tobacco products out of young people's hands and I agree. But the attempt to paint e-cigs as, "equally dangerous" as cigarettes is objectively false. There are literally HUNDREDS of carcinogenic chemicals in the filters of cigarettes, and burning tobacco means particulate matter-- ashes, tar, burning paper and tobacco in your lungs. Nicotine is addictive and bad for your heart, but it's still better than nicotine plus hundreds more also addictive and also carcinogenic chemical plus tar and particulate matter. I've managed to slowly step down my nicotine level using vape juices with progressively less nicotine. I have one more step before I'm at zero nic. I'm not the only one with a story like this. E-cigs are a cessation method and a harm reduction method that worked for me when no other method did.
Additionally; all my vape juice comes from a local Oakland business, who hire locally and make everything themselves. This isn't gonna hurt big tobacco, it's gonna kill local jobs and people's livelihoods. This needs to be addressed better.
Vaping got me to quit my 25 year habit of two packs a day. My health and quality of life has improved no end since making the switch.
i wish people would see the difference between vaping and smoking!
What about all the flavored liquors? Ban them too? Adults like sweet flavorings just as much as kids. I haven't smoked a cigarette since 2009 thanks to vaping.
Thank you Senator Skinner for this bold move. Why don't they use that money to fix the failing bridges and infrastructure?
No loss, except for the greedy tobacco profiteers.
480,000 dead in the US every year from addiction and death (Source: CDC)
Canada has ended the sale of all menthol and flavored tobacco.
Oakland ought to do the same.
Adults love flavors too. Did your taste buds die at 21? Vaping works better than all other cessation methods combined and flavors are a big part of that.
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why not enforce the laws already in place that forbid selling to minors? sheez
Honestly, those things are poison. But supporting a government that wants to step in and manage your day to day life is far more poisonous.
Oh yeah... prohibition always works
Blessings of the highest to you and your new creation. I commend your courage and vision. I would love to come and pray with you when I am able.
Fact: the robberies were armed
Fact: she was a long way from home
Next we'll hear how she was turning her life around, she was a good kid, blah blah blah
Beautiful! Peace be unto you my sisters.
Ahh my, you mean the Muslim faith is not open minded and kind to women? Shocking, I tell you.
What the City Council will also have to decide is how to deal with further Federal funding exclusions based on Oakland's status as a "Sanctuary City." Pandering to illegal immigrants and spending large sums on them is not going to go unnoticed by Trumpkins.
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