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  • chris replied to the topic Are e cigs bad for your health? in the forum Health 3 weeks ago

    From what I’ve read, the nicotine and flavouring additives are thought to be relatively safe. But when the liquid is heated to produce vapour, the additives burn and produce a whole lot of organic combustion products the health effects of which are almost completely unknown.

  • chris replied to the topic Capitalism vs Communism in the forum Banter 1 month, 1 week ago

    On an admittedly very simplistic level, there is no global deficit, only balance. We owe, while China (or UAE or any other cash and/or resource rich nation) lends. If we default, our lenders’ wealth diminishes but the sum remains the same as our debts get written off.

    It’s resources you should be focused on. When the rate of asset consumption…[Read more]

  • @archer You are assuming most people seek asylum because of war. Iran is currently not in a war, but massive numbers of people are persecuted because of political belief, social group (eg being gay) and religious belief (eg being Christian). What surprises many people is that ‘war’ is not a reason to grant someone asylum under the UN refugee…[Read more]