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August 14, 2013

Reforming the Drone Program

dronePrior to the September 11th attacks, unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly referred to as drones, had been used almost exclusively by the Central Intelligence Agency and the United States Military for surveillance purposes. However, as a result of the challenges faced in Afghanistan, drones were eventually armed with missiles in order to more meaningfully participate in armed conflicts. Indeed, one of the hallmarks of the War on Terror has been the proliferation of the use of drones to launch attack from a position that does not jeopardize American lives. Since then, drones have been used to strike at targets not only in Afghanistan, but in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia, areas in which the United States is not actively engaged in conflict. As a result of this, as well as the numerous diplomatic problems that have presented themselves through the extensive use of drone strikes in the last decade, it is clear that their use needs to be restricted.

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August 14, 2013

Regulations Needed for E-Cigs

nosmokingA couple of years ago as I was strolling though a mall, a young man, at a kiosk, smoking from a pen-like tool approached me and suggested I take a puff out of one of his devices. With Hawaii’s statewide ban on public indoor smoking, implemented in 2006, I immediately thought, how illegal, what in the world is this man trying to do?!  My curiosity was immediately sparked which led me to research and follow the use and regulation of these devices closely.

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