#810642 Nov 24, 2012
Anyone that thinks that ONE MAN....republican...democrat.. ..whatever can change this country is an idiot.
Obama this...Obama that....you people sound like cry babies. You follow each other like sheep, and get on the "Hate Obama" bandwagon without the data to make an INFORMED decision.
ANY ONE PERSON can't change anything ! The sooner you sheep realize this, the better off you'll be.
I didn't care for either of these guys....guess why....because it make NO DIFFERENCE.
Since: Sep 10
#810643 Nov 24, 2012
so now we learn that our resident fatty, who first admits, then denies being fat is also a smoker!!
No surprise there. Carol intends to get every penny out of the healthcare system, praise Jesus!!
So we'll leave the EPA out of it and make Carol look like the idiot she truly is:
By Mayo Clinic staff
Secondhand smoke: Avoid dangers in the air
Exposure to the toxins in secondhand smoke can cause asthma, cancer and other serious problems. Know what you're breathing — and consider practical steps for clearing the air.
You don't smoke because you understand the dangers — but what about secondhand smoke? Secondhand smoke causes or contributes to various health problems, including heart disease, lung disease and various types of cancer. Understand what's in secondhand smoke, and consider ways to protect yourself and those you love from secondhand smoke.
What's in secondhand smoke?
Secondhand smoke — also known as environmental tobacco smoke — includes the smoke that a smoker exhales (mainstream smoke) and the smoke that comes directly from the burning tobacco product (sidestream smoke). Secondhand smoke contains thousands of toxic chemicals, including:
Ammonia, used in cleaning products
Butane, used in lighter fluid
Carbon monoxide, found in car exhaust
Chromium, used to make steel
Cyanide, used in chemical weapons
Formaldehyde, an industrial chemical
Lead, a toxic metal
Polonium, a radioactive substance
The dangerous particles in secondhand smoke can linger in the air for hours or even longer. It isn't just the smoke that's a concern, though. The residue that clings to a smoker's hair and clothing, as well as cushions, carpeting and other goods — sometimes referred to as thirdhand smoke — also can pose risks, especially for children.
Oh, NO!! The Mayo clinic has been duped, too!!
Carol was badly deranged before the election. Now she's gone off into truly 'lunatic fringe' territory!!
#810644 Nov 24, 2012
Since the people hire elected officials including Narcissist-in-Chief/President "I won so eat it" Obama, it seems he, too, disobeyed orders by shoving Obamacare down our throats when over 60% of those who hired him said NO!
Since: Sep 10
#810645 Nov 24, 2012
The fatty continues to defend her other bad habits.
Here's what the CDC has to say:
""Secondhand smoke is the combination of smoke from the burning end of a cigarette and the smoke breathed out by smokers. Secondhand smoke contains more than 7000 chemicals. Hundreds are toxic and about 70 can cause cancer.1,2
There is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke. Secondhand smoke causes numerous health problems in infants and children, including severe asthma attacks, respiratory infections, ear infections, and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).1 Some of the health conditions caused by secondhand smoke in adults include heart disease and lung cancer.1
Secondhand Smoke Causes Heart Disease
Exposure to secondhand smoke has immediate adverse effects on the cardiovascular system and can cause coronary heart disease.1,3
•Secondhand smoke causes an estimated 46,000 premature deaths from heart disease each year in the United States among nonsmokers.4
•Nonsmokers who are exposed to secondhand smoke at home or at work increase their risk of developing heart disease by 25–30%.1
Breathing secondhand smoke can have immediate adverse effects on your blood and blood vessels, increasing the risk of having a heart attack.1,2
•Breathing secondhand smoke interferes with the normal functioning of the heart, blood, and vascular systems in ways that increase the risk of having a heart attack.
•Even brief secondhand smoke exposure can damage the lining of blood vessels and cause your blood platelets to become stickier. These changes can cause a deadly heart attack.
People who already have heart disease are at especially high risk of suffering adverse effects from breathing secondhand smoke and should take special precautions to avoid even brief exposures.1
Secondhand Smoke Causes Lung Cancer
Secondhand smoke causes lung cancer in adults who themselves have never smoked.1
•Nonsmokers who are exposed to secondhand smoke at home or at work increase their risk of developing lung cancer by 20–30%.1
•Secondhand smoke causes an estimated 3,400 lung cancer deaths among U.S. nonsmokers each year.4,5
Nonsmokers who are exposed to secondhand smoke are inhaling many of the same cancer-causing substances and poisons as smokers.1,2
•Secondhand smoke contains about 70 cancer-causing chemicals.
•Even brief secondhand smoke exposure can damage cells in ways that set the cancer process in motion.
•As with active smoking, the longer the duration and the higher the level of exposure to secondhand smoke, the greater the risk of developing lung cancer.
I thought her diabetes was responsible for her brain farts. It appears the lack of oxygen in her brain due to smoking has had a serious effect.
#810646 Nov 24, 2012
When any government agency outgrows it's original purpose and becomes morbidly obese, it's time to put it on a diet.
The EPA can't even fit through the door anymore and then throws its weight around wreaking havoc.
#810648 Nov 24, 2012
lol! "...The ACSH is known as an "industry-friendly" group. In 1982, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a watchdog and consumer advocacy group, known to spar with ACSH, published an extensive report on ACSH's practices that stated, "ACSH appears to be a consumer fraud; as a scientific group, ACSH seems to arrive at conclusions before conducting studies. Through voodoo or alchemy, bodies of scientific knowledge are transmogrified into industry-oriented position statements." CSPI director Michael F. Jacobson said of ACSH,'"This organization promotes confusion among consumers about what is safe and what isn't... ACSH is using a slick scientific veneer to obscure and deny truths that virtually everyone else agrees with."
In 2004, the now-defunct Tufts University Nutrition Navigator (a rating guide to nutrition websites) gave the ACSH site an overall rating of 20 out of 25 and an "Accuracy of Information" rating of 8 out of 10. However, it commented, "This site aims to arm consumers with the facts necessary to make wise decisions about health, but be aware that the information here is biased and represents a very conservative interpretation of current science. Consumers looking for a balanced debate on health issues will have to look elsewhere."..."
#810649 Nov 24, 2012
Just like obamma disobeys the CONSTITUTION?
(it contains HIS orders)
Before you squeal, PROVE IT!
I will just say, EXECUTIVE ORDERS!!!
#810650 Nov 24, 2012
Yes stupid, Bush had 9/11 which he didn't even attempt to prevent despite warnings that an attack was imminent. Of the two wars one was arguably necessary, Afghanistan and one was totally unnecessary, Iraq. The housing crisis was caused by greed, pure and simple and Republican anti regulatory policies allowed that to happen. Meanwhile his tax cuts for the wealthiest 5% cost the Treasury $11.6 million every hour of every day. The Iraq war not only distracted from our more justified operation in Afghanistan prolonging that conflict but has cost over $3 trillion dollars and that cost will keep on rising due to the continuing care required for those who came back physically and mentally damaged and will add another $.5 trillion to the debt.
Yes Carol the debt has increased but not because of spending which has been essentially flat under Obama, it's falling revenue due to the recession and Bush's tax cuts and service on the debt that Bush incurred for his wars.
If Bush had left the tax rates alone which Eisenhower wisely did, limited our actions in Afghanistan to supporting the Northern Alliance with surgical strikes on known Al Qaeda sites and left Iraq the hell alone, we wouldn't even be having this conversation.
#810651 Nov 24, 2012
#810652 Nov 24, 2012
Then why don't you explain how Obama was in the minority, yet got Obamacare passed.
You have your opinion on the matter. I'd like to see the facts for a change.
#810653 Nov 24, 2012
I abhor political correctness in any way, shape or form controlling people and scaring the public into submission.
You willingly fall right in line though.
So, tell me, are you proud of being among the easily fooled?
Since: Sep 10
#810654 Nov 24, 2012
Funny how that didn't work for Rmoney, did it??
Your pro-smoking screeds are very telling, Carol
They tell us that your ignorance isn't limited to things like climate change.
Your ignorance is infinite!! You prove it daily!!
How about the folks who study cancer??
"" Secondhand Smoke
What is secondhand smoke?
Secondhand smoke (SHS) is also known as environmental tobacco smoke (ETS). SHS is a mixture of 2 forms of smoke that come from burning tobacco:
• Sidestream smoke – smoke from the lighted end of a cigarette, pipe, or cigar
• Mainstream smoke – the smoke exhaled by a smoker
Even though we think of these as the same, they aren’t. Sidestream smoke has higher concentrations of cancer-causing agents (carcinogens) than mainstream smoke. And, it has smaller particles than mainstream smoke, which make their way into the lungs and the body’s cells more easily.
When non-smokers are exposed to SHS it is called involuntary smoking or passive smoking. Non-smokers who breathe in SHS take in nicotine and toxic chemicals by the same route smokers do. The more SHS you breathe, the higher the level of these harmful chemicals in your body.
Why is secondhand smoke a problem?
Secondhand smoke causes cancer
Secondhand smoke is classified as a “known human carcinogen”(cancer-causing agent) by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the US National Toxicology Program, and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a branch of the World Health Organization.
Tobacco smoke contains more than 7,000 chemical compounds. More than 250 of these chemicals are known to be harmful, and at least 69 are known to cause cancer.
SHS has been linked to lung cancer. There is also some evidence suggesting it may be linked with childhood leukemia and cancers of the larynx (voice box), pharynx (throat), brain, bladder, rectum, stomach, and breast.
IARC reported in 2009 that parents who smoked before and during pregnancy were more likely to have a child with hepatoblastoma. This rare cancer is thought to start while the child is still in the uterus. Compared with non-smoking parents, the risk was about twice as high if only one parent smoked, but nearly 5 times higher when both parents smoked.
Secondhand smoke and breast cancer
Whether SHS increases the risk of breast cancer is an issue that’s still being studied. Both mainstream and SHS have about 20 chemicals that, in high concentrations, cause breast cancer in rodents. And we know that in humans, chemicals from tobacco smoke reach breast tissue and are found in breast milk.
One reason the link between SHS and breast cancer risk in human studies is uncertain is because breast cancer risk has not been shown to be increased in active smokers. One possible explanation for this is that tobacco smoke might have different effects on breast cancer risk in smokers and in those who are exposed to SHS.
A report from the California Environmental Protection Agency in 2005 concluded that the evidence regarding SHS and breast cancer is “consistent with a causal association” in younger women. This means the SHS acts as if it could be a cause of breast cancer in these women. The 2006 US Surgeon General’s report, The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke, sums it up by saying that there is “suggestive but not sufficient” evidence of a link.
Research is still being done, but women should be told that this possible link to breast cancer is yet another reason to avoid being around SHS.""
The first rule of holes, including azzholes like you, is to stop digging when you find yourself in one, Carol!!
Your nonsense about smoking was rejected, even by the Cigarette Companies, who paid millions in fines and finally admitted to Congress that their product is dangerous.
#810655 Nov 24, 2012
Hmmmm... the military? The CIA? DHS?
Seems you have a lot of other choices to chose from son!
#810656 Nov 24, 2012
Look Out, Farmer Joe! Fox Reports That EPA Drones Are Spying On You
UPDATE: The EPA has officially denied the use of unmanned drones. It turns out that the surveillance program has only used manned aircraft. Fox News has corrected the mistake here.
The truth is that for more than 10 years, the EPA has flown over farmland in small aircraft, looking for clean water violations, like dirty runoff or manure dumps in a stream.
Eventually many publications, including the Daily Caller and the New American, corrected their original reports with the official response from the EPA that no unmanned drones have been used in surveillance. Fox News also began reporting that the EPA used planes, not unmanned drones.
The Post‘s David A. Fahrenthold sees this whole debacle as a case study in “the vibrant, almost viral, life cycle of a falsehood” in American politics.
#810657 Nov 24, 2012
Too late carol, deal with it!
#810659 Nov 24, 2012
Do you enjoy drinking and defend others who have that same right even if they get in a car and drive?
Do you enjoy a greasy burger and fries from time to time even if it's causing obesity among children?
Be careful. The politcally correct police will soon take away something you enjoy because they know what's best.
It's that slippery slope of Big Brother. It's here and only needs to gain a little more momentum.
#810660 Nov 24, 2012
I'm just so glad your side won. You can call people stupid and act like spoiled children and get away with it now.
#810661 Nov 24, 2012
Or some of us just have fun pointing out what ignoramuses and liars those idiots on the right are.
#810662 Nov 24, 2012
Fox's Megyn Kelly Wrong On Impact Of EPA's Coal Regulations
Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly reported the claim that "a fifth of America's electricity generating capacity is about to be taken offline" due to Environmental Protection Agency limits on pollution from coal plants. In fact, this statement vastly overstates even the worst-case scenarios pushed by industry groups, which are themselves based on assumptions that the Congressional Research Service has called into question.
If it wasn't for industry funded studies carol would have nothing to say.
#810663 Nov 24, 2012
You abhor political correctness? Controlling people? Scaring people into submission?
OMG, my ribs are hurting.
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