This is just a great cartoon-don't dig deep into YOUR political rants- instead marvel at how well Mr. Bennett put this one together. This one is worthy of nomination for another award!
Now it's time to work on the Mercury in the Hiwassee River sediments from Olin/Arch Chemical Plant near Charleston!
Republican choice is pretty much down to "dumb" Perry vs " Mormon" Romney. Rest of pack has no money which means no way to stay in race past Feb. What will southern Republicans overlook more - lack of smarts or cult image they have of Mormons?
Right On! However, I do think more R candidates have gone to extreme partisanship than D candidates.
Excellent thinking person's cartoon! Unfortunately, many of those who bought those jackets & hats will not get any of the subtle points; they also bought into the Iraq war rhetoric without much thinking. War is not the answer! Comment by EaTn is Right On!
No issue with EPA. TVA is simply accounting for the costs, including loss of revenue, of shutting down some of its oldest Coal-fired power plants as part of a deal with EPA.
Great article! You should report these black throated blue warblers on eBird site; most reported sightings nearby this year on eBird have been in the Smokies.
The downtown library is ok. I have seen few problems with homeless folks being there. A bigger problem is the age of most of the book collection; this is probably due to lack of budget support over the years.
Wow, some interesting but totally misleading comments! Toxicity of individual compounds/elements is not end-all, toxicity of mixtures is relevant, but harder to determine. Two other points, article says 2-Butanol was detected, not 2-Butanone. And Nicotine is an extremely potent pharmacologic agent, with very strong neuro receptor binding affinity that rivals that of heroin and morphine. Nicotine carcinogenicity in single compound studies is not very relevant.
Sounds like this e-Cig research will be useful in answering two questions I have: 1. Are there any compounds/elements detected in e-cig smoke that are NOT detected in regular cig smoke (there are hundreds, including Polonium-210). If there are different compounds/elements in e-cig smoke, toxicity assessment may change. 2. Is the overall number of compounds detected in e-cig smoke far less than in regular cig smoke? This is important because most toxicity assessments are based on toxicity of a single compound, rather than mixtures of compounds. The fewer the compounds the easier it is to do toxicity studies. Note that this research study is NOT about passive smoking.