Ok, I posted this on the Vapenstein Facebook page earlier, but I should have put something here yesterday and didn't.
Today is the day. New York is trying to put a bill through the state assembly that would effectively ban vaping entirely in the state of New York. Here's a link to the bill, and here is the summary:
Prohibits the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors; prohibits distribution or sale of any item containing or delivering nicotine that is not defined by law as a tobacco product or approved by the United States food and drug administration for sale as a tobacco use cessation or harm reduction product.
Just a quick plug here for Vapenstein readers that haven't caught on to this yet. A couple weeks ago I got followed by @vapordeal on Twitter. Like every follow, I went to @vapordeal's page to check them out to decide whether or not I would follow them back, and I followed their link to Vapor Deal.
So Vapor Deal was a one day-one deal site like Woot!, except showcasing vaping product. Brilliant! I will take half a dozen. So I check Vapor Deal every day, and last week they had a 5-pack of Joye 510 attys for only $20, and I needed attys. Awwwww, deal breaker. Their order page didn't use ssl, and sorry, but I'm not sending my credit card over an unencrypted link. So I emailed them about it, and said something on Twitter, and went ahead and ordered attys somewhere else.
They got back to me, fast. Within 24 hours they had addressed my complaint and made Vapor Deal a secure, encrypted shopping site. Awesome. My only gripe now is that they don't have a dashboard widget for Mac. I check the site every day, and I took advantage of today's deal to get an 18ml of Boba's Bounty for only $8.
Kudos to the people behind Vapor Deal. It is an awesome idea, and hopefully vapers will embrace it.
Some vendors offer an extra flavor option. Here's how I feel about extra flavor in juices:
There is no quantitative data to support that some juices undergo a change as they mature. No formal study has been conducted, but the qualitative change exhibited by some juices is so dramatic that it must be a measurable phenomenon.
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Since the American Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the establishment of the first French Republic in 1789, men have sought government as a shield against tyranny. Principles like freedom of speech, economic and religious freedom, and freedom from unfair taxation led people to rise up against the oppressive regimes that hindered the pursuit of those basic, inalienable rights.
The problem with men is that we always find a way to exploit our circumstances, and our government has grown exponentially, greatly due to the nature of our litigious society. We are suffocating under the weight of all this law, and at times it seems that everything but the intent of the Founding Fathers guides the course of our nation.
I think Thomas Jefferson would be shocked to see that it is government who determines who can and who can't be legally married in the United States of America. Clearly the institution of marriage has obvious civil aspects, but government has no place legislating a union that has traditionally been a rite of the church. In the recent election in the state of Iowa, 3 Supreme Court justices were ousted after out of state conservative religious groups dumped $1 million on campaigning to have these justices removed from office. That is truly scary. These justices did not make a radical interpretation of law to make gay marriage legal in Iowa. They simply interpreted the constitution of the state of Iowa and found that the constitution of the state did not prohibit it. If you want the constitution changed there is a way to go about it, but to dump money into removing justices you feel supported a cause you can't reconcile with your belief system is working over the system in a way that would make the Founding Fathers spin in their graves. Whether or not you believe in the issue, do you feel that ousting justices is the answer? Let me tell you something: if appointed judges feel their job is on the line they will be just as afraid as elected judges to make hard decisions. It was a blow against the sanctity of our legal system and our form of government, and we should be ashamed.
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