News Roundup

Election 2016: Trump opened his mouth again and it ended disastrously as he said that “Second Amendment” diehards can take care of Hillary so that she doesn’t get to the White House he continued saying the same about a potential Supreme Court Justice. Now he’s not outright advocating that some gun nut go out there and shoot the Democratic nominee or anything like that at least that’s what we all hope he’s saying. Yet this is the guy how said he could shoot a someone on fifth Avenue in New York and he wouldn’t lose any votes. So I’m not sure what to believe what this all means, but you know how he likes to joke about things like this.

Smoking: Ann Arbor, Michigan has voted to push the legal age for buying cigarettes to 21. This is the first in Michigan and will be enacted in January 2017. It is interesting to see that there is a push across the country to raise the smoking age citing that raising the drinking age to 21 has done wonders to curb high school aged kids drinking and they want to do the same for smoking as it’s not the most healthiest thing in the world. Look at what the Colorado and California have done/ are planning to do with their cannabis laws, it’s legal for those 21 and older. It seems reasonableĀ  for wanting this to be done as smoking currently kills like one in five people a year.

Space: This sounds cool as Deep Space Industries is going to be sending out ships to mine asteroids. If they are successful think of how we will be able to mine and refuel from like asteroids instead of having to send up rocket full of fuel for future space missions. The first mining mission isn’t expected until the end of the decade but that is rather soon. They will launch an exploratory mission in 2017 and space exploration is going to be getting better from here on.

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