Tuesday, March 15, 2016

As U.S. Passports For Domestic Flights Loom, IRS Can Now Revoke Passports

March 15, 2016
Robert w Wood
In October 2020, the hassle factor for domestic air travel may increase. Soon, your state’s driver’s license may not be enough to get you through security and on board. In fact, the Los Angeles Times reports that 26 states–including California–do not meet federal regulations. There is an extension of time for these states, through Oct. 10, 2016. But after that, there is worry that your U.S. passport may be needed.

Lethal in Disguise: The Health Hazards Of Pepper Spray 
Judy Stone March 15, 2016

Pepper spray is made from capsaicin, or Oleoresin Capsicum (OC), and is what makes peppers fiery. As Deborah Blum explained, and you can see in this chart, “commercial grade pepper spray leaves even the most painful of natural peppers (the Himalayan ghost pepper) far behind. It’s listed at between 2 million and 5.3 million Scoville units.” The pepper spray used by law enforcement is off the chart.

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