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  • DeSantis enacts free skin cancer screenings for state employees

    04/11/2024 3:31:53 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 32 replies
    The Capitalist ^ | Caden DeLisa
    Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law on Friday mandating annual skin cancer screenings for more than 300,000 state employees and their families at no out-of-pocket cost. The law, sponsored by Rep. Ralph Massullo, a dermatologist by trade, stipulates that the state group health insurance plan managed by the Division of State Group Insurance must cover skin cancer screenings conducted by dermatologists, physician assistants, or advanced registered practice nurses, without requiring deductibles, copayments, coinsurance, or any other form of cost-sharing.
  • Proposed 'Flamin' Hot Cheetos Ban' in Schools Is About Chemicals, Not Cheetos

    03/19/2024 8:32:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Magazine ^ | MAR 18, 2024 | Greg Gilman
    “This is not a food ban. This is not banning Flamin’ Hot Cheetos in California," says Assemblymember Jessie Gabriel, who introduced AB 2316 last weekGoogle "Flamin' Hot Cheetos" and you'll find a long list of news outlets joining the chorus of reports that a new California bill proposed last week by Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (D-Encino) will ban the popular snack item, along with a bunch of other popular items including Gatorade and M&Ms, from public schools. It's an attention-grabbing, SEO-friendly headline, but ultimately misleading and misses the point of the legislation, which does not mention Cheetos or any other branded...
  • NYC may ban detergent pods, some laundry sheets in latest ‘green’ crackdown — with fines up to $1,200 for selling them

    02/12/2024 11:11:39 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 53 replies
    NY Post ^ | 02/12/2024 | Craig McCarthy
    New York City could soon ban detergent pods across the five boroughs in the latest “green” push from lawmakers. The “Pods are Plastic Bill,” introduced by City Councilman James Gennaro last week, would make it illegal to sell any pods and laundry sheets if they’re made with polyvinyl alcohol. Fines for selling the pods would start at $400, double for a second violation and top off at $1,200 for flouting the rules more than twice, if the bill becomes law. The bill would also require education and outreach to businesses on the ban for the first year. The law wouldn’t...
  • Bill to Require Speed Limiters in California Cars Introduced In Senate

    01/24/2024 6:02:44 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 71 replies
    California Globe ^ | January 24, 2024 | Evan Symon
    A bill to require all cars sold or made in California after 2027 to have devices limiting their top speed to only ten miles per hour above the speed limit was introduced in the Senate on Wednesday. Senate Bill 961, authored by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), would specifically require certain vehicles, commencing with the 2027 model year, to be equipped with an intelligent speed limiter that would limit the speed of the vehicle to 10 miles per hour over the speed limit. The bill would exempt emergency vehicles from this requirement and would authorize the Commissioner of the California...
  • U.K. government considers crackdown on young teens' social media use

    12/14/2023 6:49:41 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 7 replies
    The Toronto Sun ^ | Dec 14, 2023 | Thomas Seal, Kitty Donaldson and Jillian Deutsch
    Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s U.K. government is studying a crackdown on social media access for children under the age of 16, including potential bans, according to people familiar with the discussions. Ministers plans to begin a consultation as soon as January to gather evidence about the extent of potential harm to children from using social media, the people said, asking not to be named because the discussions are private. Deliberations are at an early stage and the policy may ultimately not be pursued, the people said. While they said bans were under discussion, one of the people said they were...
  • Here are 16 new laws Californians must start following in 2024

    12/07/2023 6:09:24 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 18 replies
    SF Chronic ^ | 12/4/23 | Sara Libby, Sophia Bollag
    (EXCERPTED) Lawmakers in Sacramento pass plenty of complex, arcane measures every year that can be hard to wrap your head around. But they also pass laws that can have a pretty direct impact on everyday Californians’ lives, including some coming online in 2024 that could affect your commute, your annual camping trip or your paycheck. Here are 16 new laws that will kick in next year, beginning with the ones that go into effect on Jan. 1. Kicking in on Jan. 1 Campsite reservations Gender-neutral toy sections Speed cameras Expanded paid sick and reproductive loss leave Employment protections for cannabis...
  • Psychosis and Suicide: We Need To Talk About Weed

    10/17/2023 1:24:18 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 58 replies
    PatriotandLiberty ^ | 10/23 | John Mac Ghilionn
    Marijuana, cannabis, pot, weed—call it what you will, the psychoactive drug is incredibly popular. This is especially true in the United States, where weed is big business. A staggering 16 percent of Americans—roughly 54 million—admit to smoking weed. In 2021, 13 percent said they smoked the drug.According to a recent Brightfield Group report, the annual revenue of the U.S. weed industry is estimated to reach $31.8 billion by the end of the year. By 2028, the industry is expected to be worth $50.7 billion. In New York City alone, legal marijuana appears set to become a $1.2 billion-a-year industryIn recent...
  • Weed Makes You Crazy and Gives You Heart Disease. Why’s It Legal?

    09/29/2023 4:08:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 141 replies
    New York Post ^ | Sep. 29, 2023
    The evidence for keeping weed illegal keeps mounting — even as the laws get looser. A new, peer-reviewed study (on a significant data set of nearly 60,000 Canadians) has shown that adults who misuse pot have a 60% higher risk of experiencing their first heart attack, stroke, or other major cardiovascular event. In other words: Weed’s not a harmless vice. It’s a killer, like cigarettes. And unlike cigarettes, it literally drives people insane. A massive Danish study based on nearly 7 million health records drew a strong correlation between heavy cannabis use and increased risk of schizophrenia in young men....
  • Biden's beer ban: Americans may be urged to have just one drink a week under new plans

    08/25/2023 6:41:24 PM PDT · by Bullish · 117 replies
    Daily express US ^ | 8-25-23 | Elijah Hamilton
    Americans may be urged to drink no more than one or two beers weekly as part of stricter new alcohol guidelines. President Biden's alcohol czar, George Koob, the director for the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAA), told that the USDA could change its Alcohol laws to match Canada, where people are advised to drink that drink per week. He said: "If there are health benefits, I think people will start evaluating where we're at (In the US)." Currently, the US recommends that women have up to one bottle of beer, a small glass of wine, or...
  • One person is killed and two are injured by DC hit-and-run driver who struck victims by National Mall while fleeing SECRET SERVICE cops who spotted car's expired tag

    07/12/2023 6:30:22 PM PDT · by fruser1
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 7/12/2023 | Keith Griffith
    Lt. Paul Mayhair of the Secret Service Uniformed Division said federal officers with the division tried to pull over the vehicle after spotting its expired registration. 'The suspect indicated that they would stop the vehicle, but then quickly fled southbound on 17th Street NW,' said Mayhair in a statement. While fleeing, the driver ran a red light and struck several people walking through the intersection, fatally injuring one of them, he said. The driver remained at large on Wednesday evening, and an alert has been issued to law enforcement agencies in the area to be on the lookout.
  • Biden Admin Considering Banning Chocolate Milk For Children

    05/24/2023 6:31:36 PM PDT · by cuz1961 · 74 replies
    However, many school districts and parents argue that giving children the option to drink flavored milk is a way to get them the much-needed health benefits that they would miss if they don’t like regular milk. In a statement to the Wall Street Journal, Urban School Food Alliance executive director Katie Wilson criticized the proposal, arguing that the Agriculture Department is considering taking a product that is widely enjoyed by students and includes “nine essential nutrients” and telling them they will have to “drink plain” milk instead. “What are they trying to prove,” Wilson added.
  • Minnesota law removes children from parents opposed to LGBT agenda

    05/02/2023 6:26:22 AM PDT · by Rev M. Bresciani · 42 replies
    New American Prophet ^ | May 2, 2023 | David Leach
    A few days ago, the Minnesota State Senate passed, and Gov. Tim Walz signed into law, the Trans Refuge Act, a piece of legislation that allows the state to remove children from parents opposed to the LGBT agenda — specifically the sexual mutilation, exploitation, and abuse of children under the banner of “gender-affirming” care.
  • Los Angeles County Ends COVID-19 Emergency After 3 Years

    03/31/2023 8:18:24 PM PDT · by lightman · 15 replies
    epoch times ^ | 31 March A.D. 2023 | Jamie Joseph
    After three years of the COVID-19 emergency in place in the most populous county in the country, Los Angeles ended its emergency declaration March 31. The county first declared a local emergency on March 4, 2020, which brought a wave of restrictions and closures of businesses in the weeks that followed as rigorous shelter-in-place orders were implemented to mitigate the spread of the virus. The county Department of Public Health will still be offering COVID-19 vaccines, tests, and treatments for free, according to its website. The requirement for indoor masking in public spaces ended a year ago and the recommendation...
  • After Canceling Booze, Canada Is Now Coming For Your Coffee

    02/17/2023 3:33:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 16, 2023 | Alex Mitchell
    After the country’s health officials released new guidance that having over two drinks a week can be a health detriment, now research from the University of Toronto says heavy coffee consumption is cause for concern as well. “These findings suggest that heavy coffee intake is associated with increases in the risk of kidney dysfunction among slow metabolizers of caffeine, who genetically comprise approximately half of the population,” an excerpt from the data read, adding that illnesses like hypertension could emerge. “We made a discovery back in 2006 with a case control study, where we showed that coffee increases the risk...
  • Up in Smoke: Black Activists Slam Kathy Hochul for Proposed Menthol Cigarette Ban

    02/07/2023 5:33:17 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 53 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 7, 2023 | Andrew Kerr
    Black activists are slamming New York governor Kathy Hochul (D.) for moving to ban flavored tobacco products while allowing rampant access to flavored marijuana. "You’re telling me that my 21-year-old son can buy all the cannabis he wants, but my grandmother who’s been smoking for 65 years can’t get a cigarette? It doesn’t make sense," said Corey Pegues, a retired black New York Police Department executive who is urging lawmakers to reject Hochul’s proposal. Pegues said the governor’s proposed legislation, which was tucked in her Jan. 10 State of the State plan, will disproportionately affect black voters. Critics say the...
  • A Cooked-Up Nanny State Crockpot

    01/20/2023 1:57:22 PM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | January 18, 2023 | Greg Maresca
    A Cooked-Up Nanny State CrockpotThe left wants you driving an electric car and now cooking on an electric stove, as they want to ban gas stoves. Richard Trumka of the Biden administration’s Consumer Product Safety Commission said gas stoves should be banned under the guise of public-health.This is the same administration claiming the border is secure and inflation under control. We are $31 trillion in debt with Social Security heading toward insolvency and the left wants to know what you cook on. We are $31 trillion in debt with Social Security heading toward insolvency and the left wants to know...
  • Bringing cake to office as harmful as passive smoking, UK food watchdog says

    01/18/2023 5:42:23 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 70 replies
    SKY News ^ | January 18, 2023 | By Niamh Lynch, news reporter
    Bringing cake into the office is as harmful as passive smoking, the UK's top food watchdog has suggested. Professor Susan Jebb, chairwoman of the Food Standards Agency, said workers should think twice before bringing unhealthy treats into the workplace which might tempt colleagues. She told The Times: "We all like to think we're rational, intelligent, educated people who make informed choices the whole time, and we undervalue the impact of the environment. "If nobody brought cakes into the office, I would not eat cakes in the day, but because people do bring cakes in, I eat them. Now, OK, I...
  • New Zealand Bans Cigarette Sales to Everyone Born After 2008

    12/14/2022 6:33:59 AM PST · by RandFan · 58 replies
    NYT ^ | Dec 14 | By Tiffany May
    New Zealand on Tuesday passed extensive legislation aimed at preventing minors from becoming smokers, including a lifetime prohibition on cigarette sales to everyone born after 2008. Under the new laws, which take effect next year, the country’s smoking age of 18 would be raised year by year until it applied to the whole population. Beginning in 2023, those under 15 would be barred from buying cigarettes for the rest of their lives. The legislation is the result of more than a decade of public health campaigns. In 2011, New Zealand first announced its plans to reduce smoking levels to below...
  • Marijuana use is becoming a new normal among young adults

    10/18/2022 8:12:30 AM PDT · by fwdude · 185 replies
    The Hill ^ | Oct. 18, 2022 | Daniel de Visé
    Cannabis users soon may be a majority among young adults in the District of Columbia and several pot-friendly states, a trend that points to a potential future of destigmatized marijuana across much of the nation. More than two-fifths of young men and women nationwide now use cannabis at least on occasion, according to federal data, a quotient that has risen steadily in a decade of relentless legalization. Much of the trend is driven by young women, who have all but closed a decades-long gender gap in marijuana use.
  • NTSB wants all new vehicles to check drivers for alcohol use

    09/20/2022 5:03:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 69 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | September 20, 2022 | By TOM KRISHER
    DETROIT (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board is recommending that all new vehicles in the U.S. be equipped with blood alcohol monitoring systems that can stop an intoxicated person from driving. The recommendation, if enacted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, could reduce the number of alcohol-related crashes, one of the biggest causes of highway deaths in the U.S. The new push to make roads safer was included in a report released Tuesday about a horrific crash last year in which a drunk driver collided head-on with another vehicle near Fresno, California, killing both adult drivers and seven...