Looks like 18 is old enough to die on the frontlines in a foreign country, but still not old enough to smoke a cigarette. This is the kind of shit the Republicans need to stop trying to pull if they want to retain the moderates. Furthermore, it won't make much a difference as far as actual use of tobacco products goes. If anything, the increased sense of taboo danger will encourage edgy teens to pick up smoking.
I remember hearing that BPA had negative health impacts years ago. Funny how we've still done next to nothing to regulate them federally.
That RPS author, Cox, realizes that street gangs and other criminal organizations are almost always based on ethnic lines right? That's not a stereotype: it's observable reality.
Any story will reflect the writer's views. It may not be written with the intent of clubbing everyone with muh social message, but observers will be able to see into the writer's mind.
The thing that these people don't understand, is that shoehorning in their political messages without telling a good story is just bad writing. If Person X is gay, that's fine. Either make it an otherwise mostly irrelevant detail like their clothing, or make it a point for character development. If you make a big deal about it but don't actually develop that part of the character, then you're just a bad writer trying to put a political message where it doesn't belong.
...Is this supposed to be satire?
Other than incompetence on the part of the author and editor, I can't think of any other reason why this would be published.
A new trespass for the wheel of being offended! Cleft lip!~