Your Brain on U.S. Drug Policy (Video)

In a remake of her Drug Policy spot, Rachael Leigh Cook explains that the war on drugs is a war on people.

DNC Chair Demands Every American Be Pro-Choice

Looks like, in addition to abandoning working class voters, Democrats, via the DNC Chair, are giving up on the fundamental rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as well.

All in the name of ideological purity. Democrats are so tolerant…

Via HuffPo

Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez became the first head of the party to demand ideological purity on abortion rights, promising Friday to support only Democratic candidates who back a woman’s right to choose.

“Every Democrat, like every American, should support a woman’s right to make her own choices about her body and her health,” Perez said in a statement. “That is not negotiable and should not change city by city or state by state.”

“At a time when women’s rights are under assault from the White House, the Republican Congress, and in states across the country,” he added, “we must speak up for this principle as loudly as ever and with one voice.”

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Happy Earth Day 2017!

On this Earth Day, here’s a great rant from Comedian George Carlin on Saving the Planet.


Lawsuit: Bose Headphones Spy on Listeners

This is so not cool. Bose apparently did not allow customers to opt out of having their information sold.

Via Yahoo!

Bose Corp spies on its wireless headphone customers by using an app that tracks the music, podcasts and other audio they listen to, and violates their privacy rights by selling the information without permission, a lawsuit charged.

The complaint filed on Tuesday by Kyle Zak in federal court in Chicago seeks an injunction to stop Bose’s “wholesale disregard” for the privacy of customers who download its free Bose Connect app from Apple Inc or Google Play stores to their smartphones.

“People should be uncomfortable with it,” Christopher Dore, a lawyer representing Zak, said in an interview. “People put headphones on their head because they think it’s private, but they can be giving out information they don’t want to share.”

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But with Christ, we have access in a one-to-one relationship, for, as in the Old Testament, it was more one of worship and awe, a vertical relationship. The New Testament, on the other hand, we look across at a Jesus who looks familiar, horizontal. The combination is what makes the Cross.

Fitbit Reportedly Saves Woman’s Life

So glad I purchased one. This is an amazing story.

Via CBS News

Patricia Lauder bought a Fitbit to count her steps and help her lose weight.

But now, the 73-year-old credits the fitness tracker with saving her life. A few months ago, she wasn’t feeling well and thought her sinus infection may have turned into pneumonia.

“I went to the doctors to have that checked out and that turned out to be negative,” she told CBS News.

Lauder then noticed her resting heart rate on her Fitbit was climbing higher and higher every day. One day, she experienced shortness of breath and her heart rate spiked to 140 beats per minute, so she called an ambulance right away.

She underwent a CT scan and doctors discovered a potentially life-threatening problem – two pulmonary embolisms, or blood clots clogging an artery in the lung.

“That showed a large clot in the lung artery in both sides,” said. Dr. JuYong Lee of UConn Health in Farmington, Connecticut. Lauder’s heart was also enlarged.

Lee explained that the blood clots in Lauder’s lung put strain on her heart, causing blood pressure and oxygen levels to drop to dangerous levels. Lauder received clot-busting drugs right away and the next day her clots were gone.

Without the help of her Fitbit, she says she might not be here to tell her story.

Now, if I could only get to 10,000 steps consistently daily…