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    This is crazy, why smoke tobacco to begin with but vaping is even more dangerous, it appears the oil doesn't burn up instead going right into the lungs...

    Shocking scans show how vaping e-cigarettes left a 19-year-old's lungs filled with solidified oil that looked like hardened bacon grease and left him unable to breathe on his own

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    Anthony Mayo (right), 19, of Erie, Pennsylvania, became seriously ill last week, struggling to breathe, looking pale and feeling sick. Doctors found his lungs had become severely congested with solidified vape oil, likened to cooking grease that hardens after being cooled (see right, a scan). It had caused My Mayo, who had been vaping for around two years, to have 'the lungs of a 60-year-old, two-pack-a-day, smoker', his father, Keith Mayo (inset with wife and Anthony), said. Anthony is now recovering in hospital while medics work to clear his lungs.

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    Foul play might not be involved, but it's hard not to be suspicious these days.
     
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    Yes she did...

    Nancy Pelosi just made one of the most colossal blunders in modern American politics

    On Tuesday evening Nancy Pelosi made one of the most colossal blunders in the modern history of American electoral politics. Rejecting the accumulated wisdom of a long and successful career in the House of Representatives, she set aside her own instincts and announced the beginning of formal impeachment proceedings against President Trump on the basis of a third-hand rumor about a phone call with the president of a Eurasian republic.

    Pelosi knows this will not be popular. She knows more than that. She knows that it will be a disaster for the Democratic Party, that it will inflame the president's base and inspire even his most lukewarm supporters with a sense of outrage. She knows that in states like Michigan, upon which her party's chances in 2020 will depend, the question of impeachment does not poll well. She knows, further, that Joe Biden will not be able to spend the next 14 or so months refusing to answer questions about the activities of his son, Hunter, in Ukraine, and that increased scrutiny of the vice president's record in office will not redound to his credit. She and her fellow Democratic leaders had better hope that someone like Elizabeth Warren manages to steal the nomination away from him before this defines his candidacy the way that Hillary Clinton's emails and paid speechmaking did during and after the 2016 primaries.

    Why? Because her hand has been forced. The same members of her caucus who have clamored for Trump's impeachment on the basis of his immigration policy, his non-existent collusion with Russian authorities during the last presidential election, and his ownership of various hotels have once again lighted upon high crimes and misdemeanors. While it is probably clear to some other members of the party's leadership that impeachment is a non-starter — not only because it is unpopular but because it will go nowhere in the Senate — the feeling seems to be that they have no other choice. Too many younger Democrats whose own political fortunes do not depend upon the party's national appeal, much less its control of the White House, have been allowed to control the conversation. Some of them are cynical, others merely naïve, but the takeaway is the same regardless: The hydra is eating its own heads. Pelosi should have known better than to feed it in the first place.

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    PIERS MORGAN: If there's one thing dumber than President Trump's shockingly inappropriate Ukraine phone call, it's the deluded Democrats using it to fight an impeachment battle they can't win

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    Frankly, it's absolutely shocking to me that President Trump would be so reckless so soon after the Mueller probe ended. He must have known it would become public, and spark the very firestorm that is now erupting over it. BUT, and it's a very significant 'but', it wasn't a crime. At least, that was the clear determination of the Justice Department when its high-powered legal brains carefully studied the transcript after it was referred to them following a complaint by a mystery whistle-blower. They concluded unequivocally that there was no criminal case to answer. And the main reason for that, I suspect, is that it failed to establish the main charge - namely, that President Trump deliberately withdrew substantial aid to Ukraine unless they did his bidding on the investigation into Joe Biden. So there was no 'quid pro quo', which would almost certainly have taken the conversation into very perilous legal waters.

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    There are too many coyotes around, they are all over my area, mostly they move at night but I see one or two a week during the daylight hours randomly...

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    I wonder why the coyote didn't harm her?..Thankfully...
     
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    When you see one there are usually 5 or more hiding nearby, the one will herd its prey towards the others to gang up on the target prey...She may have ran in the wrong direction the coyote wanted her to run and it would have been vulnerable to go after her by itself without the rest of the pack...Unless it felt bold enough to try to get her alone and gave up quickly, they usually work in packs though...

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