Hoopla Gorilla Bags – New Improved Larger – Deluxe Expandable Double Layered Insulated Food Carrier with Easy Carry Handle – Extra Large – Black and Grey

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  • FLEXIBLE USAGE - WARM OR COOL: A convenient and discreet way get your food and drink to THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS DINNER, FAMILY GET TOGETHERS, POTLUCK DINNERS, TAILGATING, DINNER PARTIES, BBQ'S, PICNICS, LONG COMMUTES OR ROADTRIPS. The insulated carrier enables food / drinks to maintain temperatures for longer periods (Dependent on outside temperatures). The flat bottom is perfect for large casserole dishes or tupperware that you don't want tipping over.
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Interior Secretary Advocates For Cutting Up To 4,000 Jobs At Agency

WASHINGTON — Thousands of federal workers at the Interior Department could soon find themselves out of a job as the Trump administration looks to reorganize the agency and cut its funding by 12 percent

In written testimony submitted Tuesday to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke noted that President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget request would slash funding by $ 1.6 billion — to $ 11.7 billion — and support just shy of 60,000 full-time staff, a reduction of roughly 4,000. 

“To accomplish this, the Department will rely on a combination of attrition, reassignments, and separation incentives,” Zinke wrote. “Actual attrition rates and acceptance of separation incentives will determine the need for further action to reduce staffing.”

Zinke, who’s tasked with managing some 500 million acres of federal land ― roughly one-fifth of the United States — told the Senate committee Tuesday he supports Trump’s proposal, which he said is “what a balanced budget looks like.” The Interior workforce, he said, is “too heavy in middle and upper management,” and his plan is to shift those assets out into the field, including America’s national parks. 

“The way we’re organized currently is we’re all different bureaus reporting to their different regions, and we’re not very good at joint operations,” he said. “So we’re looking at appropriately moving assets to where they should be.” 

Zinke added that he has maintained a hiring freeze in Washington, D.C., and Denver, in order to “push bodies to where they belong, out in the front. And you’ll see a movement to make sure we shore up and expand the front line.”

Chris Saeger, executive director of the Western Values Project, blasted Zinke’s testimony in a statement Tuesday.

“Secretary Zinke has already called Interior’s employees ‘serpents’ and told park rangers that private entities could do their job better by privatizing campgrounds ― not a good way to run an agency or a business,” he said. “The cuts in this budget will make it harder for Americans to access the lands that belong to them. Meanwhile, oil companies continue to get sweetheart deals for drilling on American public lands.”

Less than a ago, Zinke sent letters to at least three dozen senior Interior officials notifying them they will be reassigned by the end of the month, The Washington Post reported

Shortly after assuming his new post in early March, Zinke promised his staff he would “fight” Trump on the looming budget cuts. He later changed his tone, saying in a March statement the proposal allows the agency “to meet our core mission and also prioritizes the safety and security of the American people.”

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SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News-
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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

Rise In Hospital Visits For Opioids Spotlight The Epidemic

The latest government numbers on opioid-related hospitalizations paint a picture of a country in a drug-related crisis.

Between 2005 to 2014, emergency room visits stemming from opioid use rose 99 percent and inpatient stays jumped 64 percent, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

In 2014 alone, opioid-related hospitalizations totaled 1.27 million.

The spike in hospital visits was driven largely by people ages 25 to 44. The report by the Rockville, Maryland-based agency also noted gender differences in the way men and women used hospital services.

Women were more likely to have inpatient stays, while men were more likely to visit the ER in 2014.

“Our data tell us what is going on. They tell us what the facts are. But they don’t give us the underlying reasons for what we’re seeing here,” Anne Elixhauser, co-author of the report and senior research scientist at AHRQ, told the Washington Post.

“It is no surprise that opioid-related hospitalizations rose significantly during that time period,” Dr. Peter Friedmann, associate dean for research at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and chief research officer at the nonprofit Baystate Health, told HuffPost.

“The surge of opioid use disorder and opioid-related overdose deaths that started in the late ’90s continues unabated in most of the U.S. Overdose deaths are the tip of the iceberg,” Friedmann said.

A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report published in June found that between 2010 to 2015, North Carolina hospitals saw a 12-fold increase in patients suffering from endocarditis, an infection of the heart, that was linked to drug dependence 

“As the U.S. opioid epidemic continues to grow, hospitalizations for infectious complications associated with injection drug use are likely to increase,” the report said. 

The AHRQ report follows a New York Times Upshot analysis of data from health agencies around the country that estimated drug overdose deaths will top 59,000 in 2016. That’s up from 52,404 overdose deaths in 2015, a 19 percent increase that would be the largest such jump in U.S. history.

According to the Times, the numbers are expected to rise again in 2017. 

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Special News Bulletin-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News

Conetek 10-Inch Eco-Friendly Finger Food Cones: Perfect for Appetizers – Food-Safe Paper Cone with Newsprint Styling – Disposable and Recyclable – 100-CT – Restaurantware

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Democrats Protest Senate Republican Healthcare Secrecy

U.S. Democrats took to the Senate floor on Monday to throw a spotlight on behind-the-scenes efforts by the Republican majority to repeal former President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, known as Obamacare.

In a series of floor motions, inquiries and lengthy speeches, Democrats criticized the closed-door meetings that Republicans have been holding to craft a replacement for Obamacare, formally known as the Affordable Care Act. They called for open committee hearings and more time to consider the bill before a Senate vote, which Republicans say could come in the next two weeks, although a draft bill has yet to emerge publicly.

Lacking the votes to derail or change the Republican process, the maneuvers by the Democratic minority seemed more aimed at highlighting Republican efforts on a controversial issue. Polls have said that a majority of Americans disapprove of the Obamacare replacement that has passed the House of Representatives and that Senate Republicans are now considering.

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said that the closed-door Republican meetings on healthcare amounted to “the most glaring departure from normal legislative procedure that I have ever seen.”

“Republicans are writing their healthcare bill under the cover of darkness because they are ashamed of it,” Schumer charged. The resulting legislation would likely throw millions out of health insurance, he said, while granting “a big fat tax break for the wealthiest among us.”

Senators are not obligated to hold meetings in the open, but Democrats pointed out that there were lengthy committee meetings and many days of floor debate on Obamacare before it passed in 2010.

Several Democrats moved for the healthcare legislation to be referred to Senate committees for hearings, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused.

McConnell said all Republican senators have been involved to some degree in healthcare meetings and that Democrats would have a chance to amend the legislation they produce, once it is brought to the Senate floor.

“We’re going to have a meeting on the Senate floor, all hundred of us, with an unlimited amendment process,” McConnell said. “So there will be no failure of opportunity.”

Senate Republican leaders would like a vote on healthcare legislation in July, before the July 4 recess if possible. But Republicans have struggled to coalesce around a bill, with moderates and conservatives pushing in different directions.

Senate Republicans also face pressure from the right. In the House, conservatives have written to McConnell to express concern about reports that say the Senate may water down the House bill.

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Politics – The Huffington Post
SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News-
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Goodwill in Findlay,OH Receive Tribute & Medicine Help By Charles Myrick of ACRX

ACRX Recognition Gallery: American Consultants Rx
http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

Hold Your Head High, Princess Leia. You Are So Much More Than An Autopsy Report.

Addiction is a chronic disease. That’s what the Alcoholics Anonymous book says. It’s common knowledge in the recovery community that nobody is perfect. Relapse doesn’t make someone a saint or a sinner, but rather affirms the vulnerability that is part of addiction. Treatment doesn’t magically turn someone into a better, stronger person just because they put down their substance of choice. But it does teach them how navigate deadly cravings and be vigilant. Good treatment also teaches that there is no finish line: there is no “fine.” The chronic, recurring disease is just as deadly twenty years after the first day in remission.

But there are people who we hold up as incredible examples of what recovery can be. Carrie Fisher was one of them. She fought for her sanity and her recovery. She was leader of the Rebellion in the Star Wars movies, and she was the leader of our collective metaphoric rebellion. Those of us in long term recovery saw her speak for us, speak to us, and finally serve as a terrifying and tragic reminder of the unbelievable power of addiction. Addiction is a real-life Death Star: it kills indiscriminately and without warning or mercy.

When Carrie died unexpectedly last December, following a massive heart attack, the recovery community mourned along with everyone else. Carrie was an outspoken advocate for gay rights, mental health issues, and substance use disorder. She held nothing back, and was quick to fire off brutally witty remarks at people who criticized her. However, she also knew how to laugh at herself. Her humanity, hilarity, and honesty will forever be the gold standard for how to live in a world that’s often callous and cruel.

Her hilarious, touching books Wishful Drinking and Postcards From the Edge were many people’s introduction to Carrie’s salty side. We all knew her from Star Wars, but Carrie let us know that she was so much more than a bronze bikini. Every step of the way, her courage and vulnerability helped other people find their voice. She struggled with bipolar disorder, substance use disorder, and a crazy childhood. She navigated a rough divorce. Her honesty, especially for people like me, was lifesaving.

And her courage and conviction didn’t change over the years. Daisy Ridley, in a recent Vanity Fair interview, said that Carrie told her not to pay attention to what others thought of her: “You do you,” she said. “You should fight for your outfit. Don’t be a slave like I was.” In an industry that thrives on insecurity, Carrie was a light to so many. She banished stigma, fear, and uncertainty.

So, today’s news that the autopsy of her body found cocaine, heroin, and MDMA is more than heartbreaking. It’s a reminder that even our legends, the people we look up to as our heroes, are still vulnerable. Nobody is beyond the reach of substance use disorder, and time in recovery does not translate to immunity from relapse. Carrie’s tragic relapse and death can’t negate the incredible and groundbreaking advocacy she achieved, or the years of happiness, love, and light she brought to others when she was sober and stable.

It deeply saddens me that, as the news of Carrie’s autopsy hits the mainstream, they’ll only focus on the drugs. The substances in her system at the time of death. I’m sad that we’ll be subjected to yet another tired analysis of what may have killed her. They’ll make this about her relapse. No doubt a few “close friends” will come forward, to share the scandalous details of her drug use in those last days. They’ll undermine Carrie’s dedication, and her decades of work, calling everything into question. We cannot let that happen. Our Princess is too precious. She fought too hard.

When actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died of a heroin overdose in 2014 after 20 years of good sobriety and long term recovery. His tragic death was hyped by the media, who said he’d finally “succumbed to his demons.” The ignorance of substance use, and long term recovery, blotted out over two decades of life. It wasn’t Philip’s successes that people talked about: it was his last minute failure.

I won’t let that happen to Carrie. You know why? Because relapse is not the point, and I want to make it abundantly clear that Carrie was so much more than her substance use. Saying that she “lost the battle with addiction” totally overlooks not only the amazing amount of good she brought to the world, but also perpetuates a deadly stereotype about substance use.

Relapse is part of substance use. Being drug and alcohol free for a period of time doesn’t mean that you’re cured, or that you’re not still susceptible to the problems that people face when they’re in early recovery. Time doesn’t eliminate the risk. We’re so quick to forget that, and treat people with long term recovery as though they’re “cured.” There is no cure for this illness. Even the strongest among us are vulnerable to relapse.

In a statement released two days ago, Carrie’s daughter Billie Lourd said, “She talked about the shame that torments people and their families confronted by these diseases. I know my Mom, she’d want her death to encourage people to be open about their struggles. Seek help, fight for government funding for mental health programs.” It would be truly tragic if Carrie’s advocacy and progress were eclipsed by the way she died. Instead, it should show us that long term recovery demands eternal vigilance: it doesn’t mean “I’m OK now.” That doesn’t exist for people with our condition.

Carrie taught people to hold their head high. She said that recovery and mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of: we have to move forward. We have to help each other. And we have to be fearless, and show the world who we really are.

The official cause of death on Carrie’s death certificate is sleep apnea―-not substances. It will be listed as “undetermined.” I pray that we remember Carrie’s lifetime of advocacy, love, and outspoken humor and let her rest in peace. May the Force be with you, Princess. Always.

Ryan Hampton is an outreach lead and recovery advocate at Facing Addiction, a leading nonprofit dedicated to ending the addiction crisis in the United States.

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Special News Bulletin-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News

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NBC Connecticut Refuses To Air Megyn Kelly’s Interview With Alex Jones

NBC Connecticut will not air Megyn Kelly’s interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, a spokeswoman for the station confirmed to HuffPost.

The station’s decision to skip broadcasting this week’s episode of “Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly” follows intense public pressure from families of children killed in the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

Jones, the host of far-right radio show “Infowars,” has suggested the massacre was a false flag orchestrated by gun control advocates and that the grieving parents are actors. He has since conceded that he now believes the shooting, in which 20 children and six adults were slaughtered by a gunman who then killed himself, did occur.

NBC Connecticut WVIT general manager and president Susan Tully told staff in an internal memo that wounds caused by the mass shooting are “understandably still so raw,” The Hartford Courant reported Saturday.

“Over the last few days, we have listened intently to Sandy Hook parents [and] considered the deep emotions from the wounds of that day that have yet to heal,” Tully wrote in an internal memo obtained by the Courant.

The station said the interview will be available Monday at NBCNews.com for those who wanted to watch it.

Critics have railed against NBC and Kelly for giving Jones a platform. Last week, Sandy Hook Promise, an anti-gun violence group founded by the victims’ parents, asked Kelly to step down as the host of their upcoming gala.

Kelly has defended the interview, claiming it’s her job to “shine a light” on Jones, who has boasted about advising President Donald Trump and recently received White House press credentials.

The interview is scheduled to air on most NBC stations Sunday at 7 p.m. EST. 

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SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News-
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Good Shepherd UMC Receive Tribute & Free Medicine Help by Charles Myrick of ACRX

ACRX Recognition Gallery: American Consultants Rx
http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

Barack Obama Just Posted The Sweetest Father’s Day Throwback Photo

He may have been the 44th president of the United States, but there’s one role that Barack Obama cherishes above all: Dad.

The former commander-in-chief shared an endearing throwback photo of him squeezing his two daughters, Sasha and Malia, back when they were tiny girls.

“Of all that I’ve done in my life, I’m most proud to be Sasha and Malia’s dad,” he wrote while linking to the photo. “To all those lucky enough to be a dad, Happy Father’s Day!”

Former first lady Michelle Obama, who was first to post the photo, also expressed the family’s ongoing love for him in its caption:

“Happy #FathersDay @BarackObama. Our daughters may be older and taller now, but they’ll always be your little girls. We love you.”

Sasha and Malia were just 7 and 10 years old, respectively, when they moved into the White House in 2009. The girls have since grown up in the public eye, with Sasha recently turning 16 and Malia turning 19 in July.

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly identified Malia as the youngest. She was in fact 10 when she moved into the White House and her sister, Sasha, was 7.

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Unedited Putin Interview Reveals A Missed Opportunity For Megyn Kelly and America

As Megyn Kelly and NBC News face a firestorm over her interview with InfoWars’ Alex Jones, unedited footage from her recent interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin shows a nervous Kelly who asked the authoritarian leader softball questions and failed to hold him accountable on key topics. Most troubling, Kelly devoted precious time in her short interview to a question that led one former CIA Russia analyst to say that it sounded as if Putin had written the question himself.

In the full, unedited discussion, obtained by HuffPost, Kelly repeatedly fails to interrupt the Russian president while he rambles in his responses. She also asks Putin questions he can easily dispute.

The last question Kelly asked Putin, which was not aired, was startling in its pandering. “We have been here in St. Petersburg for about a week now. And virtually every person we have met on the street says what they respect about you is they feel that you have returned dignity to Russia, that you’ve returned Russia to a place of respect. You’ve been in the leadership of this country for 17 years now. Has it taken any sort of personal toll on you?”

A former CIA Russia analyst who spoke to HuffPost was taken aback by the last question Kelly asked. “I can’t begin to tell you what this did for Putin’s ego, and I wouldn’t put it past the Kremlin to use it for propaganda purposes. Putin’s obsession is, by his definition, making Russia great again. He’s obsessed with the idea that he has returned the country to what he sees as the glory days of the USSR. He feels that since the breakup of the USSR, Russia has too often ceded ground where it shouldn’t have. And he’s obsessed with people seeing him as the one who brought dignity back to Russia.”

Kelly’s Putin interview and her upcoming Alex Jones interview have led many to wonder if NBC has gone over its skis by placing Kelly in a position to interview tough subjects. Jones has propagated conspiracy theories about both 9/11 and the Sandy Hook massacre, and has doubled down on those positions in previous interviews.

In Putin’s case, Kelly had just 20 minutes with the de-facto dictator. If a reporter interviews a subject for hours, he or she might ask more personal questions in order to get the subject to relax. But Kelly needed to hit key questions quickly.

She didn’t. At no point in the unedited footage did Kelly ask Putin about the imprisonment, torture and murder of gay men in the Chechen Republic. She didn’t ask him about his incursion into Ukraine. She didn’t pointedly ask him, using specific names, about journalists and critics who have been murdered or imprisoned. (She included human rights concerns in a long question, but Putin successfully pivoted in his response.)

I can’t begin to tell you what this did for Putin’s ego, and I wouldn’t put it past the Kremlin to use it for propaganda purposes.
A former CIA Russia analyst on Megyn Kelly’s last question for Russian President Vladimir Putin

Kelly didn’t ask questions that could have pierced Putin’s armor and offered some clue as to his thinking. For example, she could have asked him what he thought of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Specifically, she could have asked Putin what he thought about Clinton’s comments with respect to the 2011 Russian parliamentary elections. The American intelligence community has confirmed that Putin ordered an intrusion into the American election partially as payback for Clinton questioning the legitimacy of the 2011 Russia parliamentary elections, which led to protests.

Kelly also didn’t ask questions about Putin’s family. For example, she didn’t ask Putin how his ex-wife can reportedly afford a $ 7 million villa in Biarritz, France, when she appears on paper to have no wealth and her husband is the director of a nonprofit.

Kelly did ask more nuanced, detailed questions when she moderated a plenary between Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the St. Petersburg International Economic forum. (MSNBC and CNBC both aired footage from the plenary.) But even then, some of her inquires were surprising. For example, Kelly asked the Russian leader whether U.S. sanctions against his country “hurt more than helped.”

At Fox News, Kelly was known for hosting a panel-style program, and she has never served as a foreign affairs reporter. And certainly, interviewing a head of state from an authoritarian regime is a different experience from interviewing a U.S. member of Congress or a political pundit.

But Kelly’s questions were so weak and she missed so many opportunities that several network news reporters asked HuffPost the unthinkable: “Did NBC News, in their negotiations with the Kremlin, agree to terms and conditions on questions or topics?” No major news organization would ever agree to conditions limiting topics or questions. A well-placed source at NBC News confirmed to HuffPost that there were no conditions. A spokesman for NBC News declined to comment on Kelly’s choice of questions.

Two sources with knowledge of the preparation, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that the internal team that helped Kelly prepare for the interview with Putin included, but wasn’t limited to, NBC News Chairman Andy Lack, NBC News President Noah Oppenheim, “Sunday Night” Executive Producer Liz Cole and NBC News executives David Corvo and David Verdi. According to one well-placed source, Kelly also spoke to five prominent Russia experts in advance of her interview.

Lack has told reporters that he is playing the long game with Kelly, and he knows there may not be an immediate payoff with respect to ratings. But unforced errors like the Alex Jones interview have led multiple sources at NBC News to wonder if Lack misjudged Kelly’s skill set, popularity and savvy as a reporter.

In advance of the airing of his interview with Kelly, Jones released audio he secretly recorded of their conversations. In it, she says, “It’s not going to be some gotcha hit piece, I can promise you that.” She also tells Jones she finds him “fascinating.”

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

Six Toxic Beliefs That Will Ruin Your Career

There is nothing wrong with making a mistake. It’s what you say to yourself after you mess up that matters. Your self-talk (the thoughts you have about your feelings) can either magnify the negativity or help you turn that misstep into something productive.

Negative self-talk is unrealistic, unnecessary, and self-defeating. It sends you into a downward emotional spiral that is difficult to pull out of.

All self-talk is driven by important beliefs that you hold about yourself. It plays an understated but powerful role in success because it can both spur you forward to achieve your goals and hold you back.

As Henry Ford said, “He who believes he can and he who believes he cannot are both correct.”

TalentSmart has tested the emotional intelligence (EQ) of more than a million people and found that 90% of top performers are high in EQ. These successful, high EQ individuals possess an important skill—the ability to recognize and control negative self-talk so that it doesn’t prevent them from reaching their full potential. This is something many of them learned in emotional intelligence training.

These successful people earn an average of $ 28,000 more annually than their low EQ peers, get promoted more often, and receive higher marks on performance evaluations. The link between EQ and earnings is so direct that every point increase in EQ adds $ 1,300 to an annual salary.

When it comes to self-talk, we’ve discovered six common, yet toxic, beliefs that hold people back more than any others. Be mindful of your tendencies to succumb to these beliefs, so that they don’t derail your career:

Toxic Belief #1: Perfection = Success

Human beings, by our very nature, are fallible. When perfection is your goal, you’re always left with a nagging sense of failure, and end up spending your time lamenting what you failed to accomplish, instead of enjoying what you were able to achieve.

Toxic Belief #2: My Destiny is Predetermined

Far too many people succumb to the highly irrational idea that they are destined to succeed or fail. Make no mistake about it, your destiny is in your own hands, and blaming multiple successes or failures on forces beyond your control is nothing more than a cop out. Sometimes life will deal you difficult cards to play, and others times you’ll be holding aces. Your willingness to give your all in playing any hand you’re holding determines your ultimate success or failure in life.

Toxic Belief #3: I “Always” or “Never” Do That

There isn’t anything in life that you always or never do. You may do something a lot or not do something enough, but framing your behavior in terms of “always” or “never” is a form of self-pity. It makes you believe that you have no control of yourself and will never change. Don’t succumb to it.

Toxic Belief #4: I Succeed When Others Approve of Me

Regardless of what people think of you at any particular moment, one thing is certain⎯you’re never as good or bad as they say you are. It’s impossible to turn off your reactions to what others think of you, but you can take people’s opinions with a grain of salt. That way, no matter what people think about you, your self-worth comes only from within.

Toxic Belief #5: My Past = My Future

Repeated failures can erode your self-confidence and make it hard to believe you’ll achieve a better outcome in the future. Most of the time, these failures result from taking risks and trying to achieve something that isn’t easy. Just remember that success lies in your ability to rise in the face of failure. Anything worth achieving is going to require you to take some risks, and you can’t allow failure to stop you from believing in your ability to succeed.

Toxic Belief #6: My Emotions = Reality

If you’ve read Emotional Intelligence 2.0, you know how to take an objective look at your feelings and separate fact from fiction. If not, you might want to read it. Otherwise, your emotions will continue to skew your sense of reality, making you vulnerable to the negative self-talk that can hold you back from achieving your full potential.

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Hillary Clinton’s Old Campaign Twitter Springs Back To Life To Troll Trump

A Twitter account used last year by the Hillary Clinton campaign sent out its first tweet in more than seven months on Thursday.

The message? A meme fired off in response to President Donald Trump’s renewed attacks on Clinton. 

As reports of growing investigations around Trump continue to emerge, the president took to Twitter to attack his 2016 campaign opponent.

The Briefing fired back with a timeless meme:

It’s not clear who’s operating the account. But it still has nearly 75,000 followers, and at least some of them were happy with the new activity: 

Prior to Thursday’s meme, The Briefing’s last tweet had been on Nov. 7, one day before Trump’s surprise election win. 

(h/t The Hill

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

Being Overweight While Pregnant Increases Risk Of Birth Defects, Study Says

Babies born to women who are overweight or obese face a greater risk of major congenital malformations such as heart defects, according to a new study from the medical journal BMJ.

The risks, which increase progressively with weight status, range from 5 percent higher in women who are overweight (defined by the study as having a body mass index of 25 to 29), to 37 percent higher in women who are severely obese (defined as a BMI of 40 or over). Approximately half of women in the U.S. who become pregnant are overweight or obese.

The study also stressed that the risks of congenital heart defects, malformations of the nervous system, and limb defects also increased with the mother’s weight.

“We demonstrate increased risks of major malformations also in offspring of mothers with overweight and risks progressively increase with a mother’s overweight and obesity severity,” Martina Persson, a researcher in the clinical epidemiology unit at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm who led the study, told CNN.

For Dr. Catherine Spong, the deputy director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and a privately practicing OB-GYN, this study allows physicians to further explain and quantify for their patients the risks involved in pregnancy.

“Pregnancy itself is associated with risks just by being pregnant ― you double your blood volume, you change your binding protein, you have a higher tendency to clotting,” Spong said. “If you have other medical conditions on top of that you enhance those risks.”

Spong referenced pre-eclampsia and gestational diabetes as conditions for which overweight and obese mothers have higher risk factors. 

She complimented this study, which she was not involved with, for its comprehensive duration and numbers. The study was performed in Sweden, where researchers tracked more than 1.2 million live births between 2001 and 2014 using the Swedish medical registry. Prenatal and delivery care is publicly funded in Sweden, and the “Swedish medical birth register includes information on close to 100% of all births in Sweden since 1973,” according to the study.

Persson told CNN that while the advice for pregnant women to be at a healthy weight may not be new, this quantification of risk helps “expand on previous knowledge.” 

For Spong, one salient point is the progressive relationship between weight and risk. 

“Were you even to just come down from being morbidly obese to obese you would reduce your risk to some degree,” she said. 

For Lucy Sullivan, the executive director of the nonprofit 1,000 Days, which stresses the importance of good nutrition in a child’s first 1,000 days from conception to his or her second birthday, this study affirms the importance of a healthy foundation for both mother and child.

“If we want healthy babies, we need to start with healthy mothers. And this means making sure that women enter pregnancy at a healthy weight, eat a nutritious diet during pregnancy and have access to good quality prenatal care,” Sullivan told HuffPost in an email. 

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How A Carpetbagging Confederacy Fan Nearly Became Virginia’s Republican Nominee For Governor

Conservative populist Corey Stewart shocked political observers Tuesday night by nearly upsetting establishment favorite Ed Gillespie in Virginia’s Republican gubernatorial primary.

Defying polls that showed Gillespie ahead by as much as 20 percentage points, Stewart held Gillespie to a margin of victory of a mere 1.2 percentage points.

Gillespie only narrowly avoided a possible recount challenge. The state permits losing candidates to challenge results when the margin is under 1 percentage point.

The data needed to discern the exact factors behind Stewart’s strong performance are still limited, but it appears the Minnesota-born defender of Virginia’s Confederate heritage and President Donald Trump enthusiast benefitted from the defection of moderate voters from the Republican Party in Northern Virginia.

The share of the Republican primary electorate from the predominantly moderate and affluent suburbs of Northern Virginia declined from 34 percent in the 2016 presidential primary to 30 percent in Tuesday’s statewide contest, according to an analysis of official data by Geoffrey Skelley, an expert at the University of Virginia Center for Politics.

“There are a lot of moderate, white-collar workers in Northern Virginia who might at one time have been moderate Republicans or independents, but now vote Democratic because they have become functionally Democrats,” Skelley said.

The conservative shift of the national Republican Party had been disenchanting those voters for years, according to Skelley, “but Trump may have been the final straw for some.” 

At the same time, if those former Republican primary voters opted to participate in the Democratic primary, they likely boosted the fortunes of the more moderate candidate, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, Skelley ventured. Northam thumped former congressman Tom Perriello in the very same Northern Virginia counties whose residents now make up a smaller proportion of the Republican primary electorate.   

Skelley also hypothesized that some of the Republicans who voted for the third-place candidate, state Sen. Frank Wagner, might have voted for Gillespie over Stewart in a two-candidate matchup.

As for the failure of the polls to predict Stewart’s surge, Mark Rush, a politics professor at Washington & Lee College in Lexington, Virginia, believes it tracks closely with the inadequacy of polling in the 2016 presidential race. In both cases, Rush posited, populist conservative voters appear to have refused to cooperate with pollsters.

“No one should say the 2016 election is behind them. This is still clearly percolating and it’s going to continue,” Rush said.

Had Stewart won the primary, his racially inflammatory views would likely have further undermined Republicans’ already-weak electoral chances in the general election. Virginia Democrats are expected to benefit from Trump’s low approval rating there.

Notwithstanding his out-of-state roots, Stewart appealed brazenly to pockets of Confederate nostalgia in the state, taking advantage of controversy over the removal of Confederate Civil War monuments in Virginia and elsewhere.

Stewart held rallies to oppose the scheduled removal of a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia. He later declined to condemn a torch-bearing demonstration held by white nationalists at the monument.

Stewart even decried New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s decision to remove several Confederate monuments in the Louisiana city, implying that Landrieu was a “Yankee” dictating to Southerners how to treat their history. (In fact, Landrieu is a New Orleans native.)

Stewart also fashioned himself the heir to Trump’s presidential campaign. 

“This is the question: Did the Donald Trump revolution stop in 2016?” Stewart said on the campaign trail. “Or did it continue in the commonwealth of Virginia? Because if it works here, it will work everywhere else.”

In his capacity as a co-chairman of the Trump campaign’s Virginia state operation, Stewart actually proved too anti-establishment for the campaign. It fired Stewart in October after he participated in a protest outside the headquarters of the Republican National Committee in Washington, D.C.

Stewart nonetheless benefitted from the support of influential pro-Trump media outlets and personalities like Breitbart and radio host Bill Mitchell. He touted his record of cracking down on illegal immigration at the county level and vowed to force every locality in the state to check the immigration status of criminals in its jails and prisons.

Gillespie, the consummate Beltway insider, was a useful foil for Stewart, who dubbed him “Establishment Ed.” Stewart has yet to instruct his supporters to vote for Gillespie, reassuring them on Tuesday night that “there is one word you will never hear from me: ‘unity.’”

The election outcomes, including Perriello’s more distant challenge, show the ideological cleavages in both parties, according to Rush of Washington & Lee ― albeit more so on the Republican side.

“It’s not so much the Trump phenomenon ― Trump is more the symptom,” Rush said. “Whatever force Trump managed to tap into is still there, and whatever Bernie tapped into is still there.”

“We’ll see where all those Stewart and Perriello voters go in November,” he added.

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

How We Cover Mass Shootings Affects How Many There Will Be

As information filters in about the gunman who opened fire Wednesday on Republican congressmen at a baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, news organizations weigh their responsibility to inform the public of a newsworthy event against the possibility that the reporting will inspire future attacks.

A second shooting, later in the day at a San Francisco UPS facility, wasn’t related, but it only heightened the news frenzy. 

“In most of these crimes, the killer gets much more publicity that any of the victims. When the killer is featured, the killer often becomes a celebrity,” Jack Levin, co-director of the Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict at Northeastern University told HuffPost.

That attention can be a dangerous incentive for would-be killers.

Like suicide contagion, a well-studied phenomenon in which media coverage of suicide increases suicide rates, there’s evidence to show that a similar contagion effect may be true of high-profile killings. 

A study published in Plos One in 2015, for example, found that high-profile killings that received widespread media attention, such as school shootings, tended to happen in clusters, increasing in the two weeks following the attack, then returning to the usual pattern. The researchers did not find the same cluster phenomenon for lower-profile shootings. 

“When there was likely to be national or international media coverage, those were the ones where we found contagion,” lead study author Sherry Towers told the Los Angeles Times.

According to Towers, 20 percent to 30 percent of new mass shootings appear to be inspired by a mass shooting in the recent past. 

“I’m sure that this event is going to fit into this category,” Reid Maloy, a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, told HuffPost. (Maloy was not involved in the study.)

A second shooting later Wednesday, at a San Francisco UPS facility, wasn’t related, but it only heightened the news frenzy. 

It’s also important to note, though, that mass shootings, which are generally defined as public attacks in which four or more victims are killed, represent only a sliver of the nation’s 33,000 yearly firearm deaths. Two-thirds of those deaths are suicides, and about 11,000 are homicides.

In comparison, there were fewer than 100 mass shooting deaths in 2016, a number that includes the 49 people killed in the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando, Florida, last year.

Where the media goes wrong

High-profile crimes are newsworthy, and, as such, the media have an obligation to cover them. Still, when that coverage extends beyond reporting the facts and into the realm of sensationalism and even glamour, journalists may be doing their readers more harm than good.

“It’s dramatic enough,” Maloy said of mass shootings. “It doesn’t need to be characterized as worst, final or ushering in the Armageddon.” 

Instead, Maloy emphasized reporting specific facts of the investigation with an emphasis on public safety and public welfare. “Drop the dramatic adjectives,” he said. 

“Unless [the media] abide by those parameters, they are at risk of becoming complicit in the next act.” 

Entertainment publications that give murderers the rock star treatment are also to blame, according to Levin. 

“Jeffrey Dahmer made the cover of People magazine three times. The marathon bomber was on the cover of Rolling Stone,” he noted. “This is not the place to give the killer exactly what he wants: to receive worldwide attention, to go down in infamy. That is not the right message that we give.” 

Some journalists are taking steps toward responsible reporting

Some high-profile journalists, such as CNN’s Anderson Cooper, have embraced the message that the media de-glamorize shootings by refusing to name perpetrators or show their pictures, such as this case from the Pulse shootings. 

And while Levin acknowledged that no-naming policies aren’t going to turn the tide on copycat and contagion shootings, it’s a start. 

“At least it indicates some recognition that we don’t want to make these monsters into antiheroes or victims,” Levin said. “They are villains, and that’s the way they should be treated.” 

Levin and Maloy both emphasized the importance of focusing on the victims’ lives and stories rather than on the perpetrator’s, something Cooper did last June in a tribute to the 49 victims in Orlando. 

“In the next two hours, we want to try to keep the focus where we think it belongs, on the people whose lives were cut short,” Cooper said at the time.

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Trump Tells Mayor Of Sinking U.S. Island Not To Worry About Climate Change

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, apparently confirming his disregard for the risks of global climate change, reportedly told the mayor of a small Chesapeake Bay island that could soon disappear to erosion and rising seas that there’s no cause for concern. 

Trump phoned James “Ooker” Eskridge, the mayor of Tangier, Virginia, on Monday, a few days after CNN aired a story about the impacts of climate change on the island in the middle of the bay, The Daily Times in Salisbury, Maryland, reports.

Trump “said not to worry about sea-level rise,” Eskridge told the newspaper. “He said, ‘Your island has been there for hundreds of years, and I believe your island will be there for hundreds more.’”

It’s a bold claim, even for a longtime climate-change nonbeliever who has dismissed the phenomenon as “bullshit” and a Chinese “hoax.”

Since 1850, nearly 70 percent of Tangier’s landmass has been lost, according to a 2015 study by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers scientists. Those scientists predict that in as little as 25 years, erosion and rising seas will sink much of the remaining land, forcing residents to abandon their island homes.

Today, the historic crabbing community is home to about 450 people. The population is overwhelmingly Republican, with roughly 87 percent of island residents who cast a ballot in the 2016 election voting for Trump.

CNN highlighted the voting numbers in its report, likely triggering Trump to reach out to the mayor. 

Eskridge told The Daily Times that after introducing himself, Trump said, “You’ve got one heck of an island there,” and “I’ve just got to talk to that guy.” The mayor said he responded by telling Trump just how much island residents appreciate him. 

“This is a Trump island; we really love you down here,” Eskridge said he told the president. 

Trump also reportedly urged Eskridge not to worry about the negative response from the CNN report. 

Eskridge acknowledged to CNN the threat climate change poses to the island’s future, saying, “We’re running out of land to give up.” But he puts his trust in Trump, and said the island would welcome any assistance the president might provide. 

“They talk about a wall, we’ll take a wall,” Eskridge said. “We’d like to have a wall all the way around Tangier. We’d love a wall.”

Since taking office, Trump has worked to derail America’s actions to combat climate change, promised to revive America’s dying coal industry, and moved to open now-protected areas of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans to drilling. He has proposed sweeping cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency and other scientific agencies.

This month, Trump followed through on a campaign promise to withdraw the U.S. from the historic Paris Agreement — a landmark international accord aimed at warding off the worst effects of climate change. 

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

How To Desensitize Your Child To A Food Allergy

The news is suddenly full of new recommendations on how to keep your baby allergy free. But what if it is too late to prevent allergies in your household? What if you’ve already seen your little one break out in hives, swell into a bawling bruised tomato or some other scary reaction? Have the great advances in allergy understanding just come too late for you and your kid?

No. Especially if your child is still relatively young. 

The newest treatment, under study by experts at Northwestern University in Chicago, involves educating the immune system on the safety of, say, peanuts, by attaching peanut proteins to white blood cells. This interaction safely helps the immune system learn to accept peanuts in the same way we might cordially befriend the friend of our best friend. So far, the research has only been done in mice, but the researchers are hopeful the technique will soon transfer to humans.

Various versions of oral immunotherapy are already being used, with the immune system becoming “re-educated” when the patient eats and digests the offending substance in tiny amounts that are gradually increased. I did this for my daughter to desensitize her to a severe egg allergy.

On doctor’s orders (don’t go it alone), I made a cake for 5-month old Clara with just one egg and gave her 1/20 of it every day. After several months of this, I put two eggs in a cake and then three. By the time she was 2, she no longer had painful facial swelling after eating eggs, and she even cozied up to a plate of scrambled eggs with delight. To keep her allergies away, I now feed her eggs twice a week. All this feeding and eating is considered a form of oral immunotherapy.

For the minority of allergy sufferers who have extreme intolerance to certain foods ― those who react severely to the tiniest amounts, such as contaminants from factory machinery or from simply from touching an allergen ― Dr. Kari Nadeau of Stanford University, director of the Sean N. Parker Center of Allergy and Asthma Research, has successfully developed an oral immunotherapy treatment that is basically a slower, even more cautious version of what we did for Clara and later for our two sons, who had reactions to eggs and sesame.

Nadeau had medical-grade flours made of common allergens so that they can be eaten in extremely tiny amounts on a daily basis. The amount is upped slowly, sometimes backtracking a bit if the kid has a reaction, but then barreling ahead no matter, until the formerly allergic child can safely tolerate a full dose of the allergen, say a small handful of nuts or an entire egg. The child must continue eating this “maintenance dose” every day, possibly for the rest of their life.

In many situations, the child, especially if young and allergic to dairy or egg, does not need commercial-grade powders but can, with a doctor’s approval, start with the actual allergen in its food form in minute amounts. Greater and greater quantities can be slowly introduced until it is no longer an issue. They then need to eat a maintenance dose of the formerly offending food two to three times a week for at least five years. My kids fall into this camp. 

At this time, allergy desensitization, to be done safely, requires intense hands-on help from a doctor. Approach an allergist as soon as possible about desensitization through oral immunotherapy, especially if the child is allergic to dairy or egg. The younger your child, the more likely the treatment will work. 

Unfortunately, desensitization protocols for nuts, seeds, fish and shellfish are still in their infancy, are considered more risky and are likely unavailable in most medical practices. It may be helpful, however, to stop avoiding all nuts if your child is allergic only to, say, almonds. This approach likely helped resolve my daughter’s life-threatening allergies to cashews, hazelnuts, almonds, Brazil nuts, pistachios and macadamia nuts. We fed Clara her four safe nuts (pecans, walnuts, pine nuts and peanuts), pureed into a smooth, baby-friendly butter, every day in infancy, and by the time she started nursery school, she was allergy free.

If you want to try this approach, have a new round of testing done before introducing different nuts, seeds, fish or shellfish to find out if any new allergies have developed. Any allergenic foods deemed safe for your child should be given regularly.

You might also want to ride the current wave of research in allergy desensitization. Epicutaneous immunotherapy, or the gradual introduction of allergens through a skin patch, is a new experimental treatment that is seeing particular success in young children who have a peanut allergy. The trials are in progress and are unfortunately not recruiting new patients at the moment, but keep an eye out for future studies. The forthcoming research could dramatically improve treatment options for allergic children. 

To learn more about upcoming clinical trials, please see the resources below:

  • Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE): One of the best places to receive helpful and up-to-date information, this organization provides a range of resources, from handbooks for the newly diagnosed to information on how to participate in a clinical trial.
  • World Health Organization’s International Clinical Trials Registry: Type “food allergy” and the name of your country into the search engine to find a selection of clinical trials recruiting participants.
  • Consortium of Food Allergy Research (CoFAR): Funded by the National Institutes of Health, CoFAR is conducting multi-center clinical and observational studies to advance our understanding of food allergies. The website includes tools that help predict whether a baby is likely to “grow out” of an egg or milk allergy. 

This story is an adapted excerpt from Allergy-Free Kids: The Science-Based Approach to Preventing Food Allergies.

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Going Private: The Trump Administration’s Big Infrastructure

The Trump administration’s “infrastructure week” ended whatever hope any of us had that something positive could come out of this administration. It’s clear that his promise for rebuilding the country’s infrastructure is just another Trump scam.

During his campaign, Trump repeatedly complained about the poor state of the country’s infrastructure. He had a point, as both the federal and state and local governments have cut back spending in recent years.

It’s clear that his promise for rebuilding the country’s infrastructure is just another Trump scam.

In the case of state and local governments, there was often little choice. Loss of tax revenue due to the recession and slow recovery, coupled with balanced budget requirements in state constitutions and city charters, meant that there was little money to spend.

In the case of the federal government, the deficit hawks insisted that we reduce the deficit, even though there is no evidence that high deficits are pushing up interest rates and/or leading to inflation. Interest rates continue to be extraordinarily low in both real and nominal terms. In fact, they were far lower than they were in the late 1990s when the federal government was running budget surpluses.

Inflation continues to run below the Federal Reserve Board’s 2.0 percent target. In the last few months it appears to be slowing slightly. Given this evidence, there seems little basis for the concern that budget deficits are too large.

Nonetheless, the domestic discretionary share of the budget, which includes everything from education to the Justice Department to infrastructure and public spending on medical and other research, was cut back sharply by the deficit hawks.

The baseline that Trump was working from projected that domestic discretionary spending in 2027 would be almost 20 percent less than it had been in 2010, even as the economy grew by close to 40 percent over this period. Trump’s budget cuts domestic spending even further.

Its projection for domestic discretionary spending in 2027 is a bit more than half of the 2010 level of spending. This is why Trump’s promise of a big infrastructure program seems like such a joke. While his budget does provide for modest increases in infrastructure spending in the next five years, these are quickly phased down to near zero.

Furthermore, since there are large cuts in other areas of domestic discretionary spending, total investment spending is going down sharply in the Trump budget. So we might see a few more dollars spent on roads and bridges, but we will see sharp cuts in spending on research in health care and other areas. We will also see sharp cuts in federal support for student loans and other areas of education.

But Trump’s big ace in the hole is that he will rely on the private sector to provide funding for infrastructure beyond the amount he put in the budget. This is the idea that we will privatize assets like highways and water systems so that the private sector can profit from them.

This sounds like a great idea for someone who has spent a lifetime running rip off schemes. We actually have considerable experience with privatizing public assets and most of it is not good. In 2008, the City of Chicago privatized its parking meters. It sold off the stream of revenue from the meters for the next 75 years to a consortium led by Morgan Stanley. Morgan Stanley is doing very well, the city less so.

In another example, California contracted with three private companies to build express lanes on an Orange County highway in 1995. As congestion increased, the state’s efforts to build additional roads and public transit were blocked by a non-compete clause in the contract with the companies. To resolve the situation the state eventually had to buy out the contracts from the companies.

These and many other experiences with failed privatization should dispel the myth that privatization amounts to any sort of free lunch for anyone except Donald Trump’s family and friends and well-positioned political allies. This should be apparent from thinking through the logic.

Private markets are very good at supplying a good or service that is produced repeatedly and in large numbers for a diverse group of customers. It makes good sense to have Dell, Apple, and many other companies to compete to see who can provide the best computers at the lowest price.

But this logic does not apply when there is a unique product such as a road from Los Angeles to San Francisco or a water system for the City of Flint. In this case, we are talking about a monopoly, where one company will control the supply.

We can either have the government be the monopolist, owning the highway or the water system, or we can let a private company be the monopolist and have the government be the regulator of the monopolist. (We know an unregulated monopolist rips off its customers. That is what basic economics teaches us.)

If we think the government is run by buffoons who can’t do anything right, it is hard to see how the buffoons are supposed to rein in the fast-moving contractors in the private sector. Putting private firms in a position to take advantage of the lack of effective oversight is likely to make things worse, not better.

This is a lesson we have seen repeatedly in the United States and throughout the world. Donald Trump is incredibly ignorant of history and almost everything else, but Congress isn’t.

We should expect better of Congress. The story of mass privatization of assets is a story of rip offs and corruption. Members of Congress should know this, many of the rest of us do.

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

Republicans Are Hiding Health Care Plan Because They’re ‘So Ashamed,’ Schumer Says

WASHINGTON ― Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has a pretty good idea why Senate Republican leaders are withholding the details of their health care repeal bill from the public ― because “they are so ashamed,” Schumer said on Monday.

After more than a half-dozen Senate Republicans declared they would never pass the measure the House passed earlier this year to repeal the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, legislators in the upper chamber have been working behind closed doors to come up with their own bill in hopes of finding the minimum 50 votes they need.

Like their colleagues in the House, they’ve held no hearings or public debates on what they’re considering. But they are reportedly taking the secrecy a step further and planning to keep the measure under wraps even after they send it to the Congressional Budget Office to get an official nonpartisan estimate of its impact on Americans.

The CBO projected that the House’s version of the bill, called the American Health Care Act, would drive some 23 million people off their insurance plans. Initial reports suggest the compromise plan the Senate is drawing up would actually have a similar effect.

Senate Republicans have said they’re aiming to pass something by July 4. But if they intend to keep the measure secret until the CBO is done estimating its impact, there would be very little time to vet the measure in public.

That set of circumstances prompted Schumer to accuse Republicans of cowardice, charging them and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) of crafting a measure they know will only please core members of their base.

“Leader McConnell used to stress the importance of regular order in the Senate,” Schumer said. “Why is he proceeding with the Republican health care bill in the most irregular way?”

Schumer answered his own question.

“Republicans don’t want the American people to see the bill. They are so ashamed of their health care plan, they want to pass it in the dead of night,” he said. “If they were proud of the bill, they would say, ‘Let’s debate it.’ They’re ashamed of the bill.”

Still, GOP lawmakers are proceeding because they have to appease voters who insist on ending Obamacare, no matter what the effect is, he said.

“They know they have the hard right on their backs. They’ve got to do something,” Schumer said. “But at least have the decency, the honor, a little bit of courage to put the bill out there and let us debate it and let us amend it.”

McConnell offered no details about the legislation when he opened the Senate session on Monday, but did acknowledge that his party is struggling with it.

“Members will keep working this week, because because bringing relief from Obamacare may not be easy, but it is necessary,” McConnell said.

Obamacare has been running into increasing difficulties, which analysts blame largely on President Donald Trump and the Republican Congress for generating uncertainty over the health care law’s future.

Schumer contrasted the GOP’s effort to repeal Obamacare unfavorably with the Democratic push to pass the law in the first place, noting that his party held hearings for more than a year, with Democrats accepting dozens of GOP amendments. 

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John McCain Slams Trump: U.S. Leadership Was Better Under Obama

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) slammed the foreign policy of President Donald Trump and even compared him to former President Barack Obama

The Guardian newspaper asked McCain what message Trump was sending the United Kingdom when he criticized London Mayor Sadiq Khan after the June 3 terror attack which left eight dead and dozens wounded. 

“What do you think the message is? The message is that America doesn’t want to lead,” McCain was quoted as saying, adding that the rest of the world now had doubts about the role the United States would play in global affairs. 

“They are not sure of American leadership, whether it be in Siberia or whether it be in Antarctica,” McCain told the Guardian. 

The newspaper then asked if America’s standing around the world was better under Obama.

“As far as American leadership is concerned, yes,” McCain said. 

This is a major departure for McCain, who lost to Obama in the 2008 presidential election and was a fierce critic of his former rival’s foreign policy. Last year, he gave that policy an “F” grade.

 

(h/t New York Daily News)

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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

What Makes A Migraine 1000x Worse Than A Headache

This is dedicated to anyone who has ever thought I was a baby because I can’t handle a headache and anyone who has said: take some Tylenol”. But it’s also a big thank you to those of you who have helped me feel better when I have a migraine, those who make sure I avoid my triggers, and those who have understood that I am really sick.

It starts as a small feeling but I know what’s coming. I try to calm myself down; I don’t want to give it the power to consume me.

But I slowly break and the pain comes on. I take the one pill that seems to work before I get too nauseous. Heat floods over me.

All I do is breath heavy

With an open mouth

So that the saliva I create won’t make me throw up.

It’s loud.

It’s the ticking of a bomb.

It has no rhythm but it’s so loud.

It is the sound of my impending explosion.

That’s the only thing to make it better;

The only way to feel better is to take out my brain.

All I want is a grapefruit spoon;

You know, the ones with the serrated edge,

I want that to carve through my skull.

I want that to spoon out my brain.

I sip water with my eyes shut.

It pours all over my pillow.

I cooled me down because I was sweating.

I throw up the water.

I am now freezing.

The lights on the digital clock are too bright.

It looks like the sun at high noon across a desert.

My phone rings;

It’s my boss.

I say I can’t come in.

I explain perfectly what’s happening.

I open my eyes minutes later;

3 hours have passed but I still have 6 missed calls from work.

That conversation was a hallucination.

I tilt my head and for a moment it’s gone.

Then the pulsing begins.

In my legs.

I feel the blood beating throughout my body.

I feel my arms but cannot move them.

I open one eye hours later;

It has been 3 minutes.

I break a saltine into pieces with my thumb and forefinger.

It feels like I used a brick.

That’s how heavy my one hand is to move.

I can’t move my body enough to use more than one limb at a time.

I feel the weight of the world on top of me.

Literally.

Not emotionally; not spiritually.

It literally feels like weights are laying across my body.

One corner of the broken cracker

It’s all I’ve had in 10 hours.

It will be 24 hours before I eat again.

And it will be plain, simple food.

It will be one helping, eaten slowly.

It will be 48 hours before I’m really me again.

During those hours in between eating solid food and feeling better, I am empty. It isn’t that I’m hungry or tired or upset. I am just a shell.

I get small pains in my head; I have trouble articulating. I feel out of place and unmotivated.

So please don’t tell me to power through it or that you’ve had a bad headache once. Don’t laugh when I say that it isn’t loud or bright or tell me I’m being dramatic. Because that ticking bomb I thought I heard was a video game controller. Everything was on mute and the door was shut but I still heard it.

Originally written by Gwendolyn Poppe on Unwritten.

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Glendale Heights Police Dept. Receive Tribute & Free Discount Prescription Cards by ACRX

ACRX Recognition Gallery: American Consultants Rx
http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

Watch This Spider Crawl Out Of A Woman’s Ear, And Try Not To Wince

It’s a sight that’s not for the faint hearted.

Video shows a tiny spider crawling out of a woman’s ear after she sought help for an extreme headache in southern India, according to SWNS TV, which uploaded to the footage to YouTube Friday.

The creepy crawly was revealed during an inspection at Columbia Asia Hospital in Hebbal, the news service reports.

The woman, identified only as Lekshmi L by local media, said she was taking a nap on her veranda in Karnataka when she woke up with an overwhelming pain in her head and a tingling sensation in her ear.

Her husband drove her to hospital, The Indian Express reports. Doctors looked inside her ear and confirmed a spider had made itself at home there.

“I was terrified as I could feel the movement of a creature in my ear,” the woman said, according to The Sun. “I couldn’t think of anything and was petrified when the doctor confirmed the presence of a spider in my ear.”

Dr. Santosh Shivaswamy at Columbia Asia Hospital stressed that it’s one thing to remove a foreign object from an ear canal and another to remove a living creature ― especially when the patient knows exactly what it is.

”When a living insect makes its way inside a human ear, the patient’s anxiety makes it difficult to continue the procedure,” she said, according to The Mirror.

Fortunately, the eight-legged squatter calmly left her ear on its own, as the video shows.

In other instances, the victim wasn’t as lucky.

In 2015, a spider was found weaving a web inside of a woman’s ear cavity in China. When doctors tried to remove it, the insect responded aggressively, causing her even more pain.

Then in 2014, writer Annie Stoltie wrote of how a beetle climbed into her ear while camping in the Adirondack Mountains with family.

The pain the insect caused her was described as “a full-body shock from my toes to my temples,” she wrote. “With every stab I saw a flash of light.”

H/T Mashable

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New York Attorney General Examining Eric Trump Charity Payments To Trump Properties

The New York attorney general is looking into a Forbes magazine report that Eric Trump’s charity spent large sums hosting fundraisers at Trump resorts after telling donors their money would go directly to research childhood cancer.

Forbes reported that as much as $ 1.2 million raised by the Eric Trump Foundation to fight children’s cancer was paid to Trump Organization properties over the last seven years, primarily for an annual event at the Trump National Golf Club in Westchester County, New York. Eric Trump told donors all contributions would go directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, and that the fundraising events were staged at Trump properties for free, Forbes reported.

“We get to use our assets 100 percent free of charge,” Eric Trump told Forbes in the report, published online Thursday.

“That’s not the case,” declared the Forbes article, which reported that hundreds of thousands of dollars have been paid to the Trump golf course at what experts said was inflated fees. An additional $ 500,000 in contributions have been “re-gifted” to other charities that were either linked to Trump family members or went to pay for other events at Trump properties, according to Forbes.

Charities cannot legally funnel tax-free donations to benefit for-profit companies.

Attorney General Andrew Schneiderman is examining how the funds were spent. “We are looking into issues at the foundation raised by the report,” Schneiderman’s office said a statement.

A spokesman for the Eric Trump Foundation told Bloomberg on Friday that the organization will cooperate with the attorney general’s inquiry.

In 2011, costs for Eric Trump’s annual fundraising tournament jumped from $ 46,000 to $ 142,000, according to the foundation’s IRS filings, Forbes reported. By 2015, costs rose to $ 322,000.

A statement released on behalf of the charity and Eric Trump after the Forbes story appeared said that the foundation has “raised over $ 16.3 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.” 

“Contrary to recent reports, at no time did the Trump Organization profit in any way from the foundation or any of its activities,” the statement continued. “While people can disagree on political issues, to infer malicious intent on a charity that has changed so many lives, is not only shameful but is truly disgusting.”

Eric Trump, President Donald Trump’s middle son, announced last year that he was ceasing direct fundraising through his foundation “to avoid the appearance or assertion of any impropriety and/or a conflict of interest.”

His fundraising stirred controversy following his father’s election when he and his older brother, Donald Trump Jr., launched a plan to auction off presidential inauguration tickets to raise money for unnamed “conservation charities.”  

Donors to the “Opening Day 2017” event were promised in a brochure a “private reception and photo opportunity for 16 guests with President Donald J. Trump,” a “multi-day hunting and/or fishing excursion for four guests with Donald Trump, Jr. and/or Eric Trump, and team,” and tickets to other inauguration events. 

Eric Trump also helped in auctioning a private coffee chat with his sister, Ivanka Trump, for two people for $ 50,000 that was supposed to go to his charity. After a surge of criticism for selling access to the president-elect’s family, Trump dropped the plan.

The president’s own charity was investigated last year by Schneiderman after The Washington Post discovered that some donations had been used to settle a lawsuit against the Trump Organization and to purchase a large portrait of Trump that reportedly hangs in one of his golf resorts.

Another portrait of Trump was created by artist George Rodrique after the George Rodrique Foundation of the Arts received a $ 25,000 check from the Eric Trump Foundation, according to Forbes. That portrait was spotted hanging on the wall of Eric Trump’s home in a 2014 photograph, Forbes reported.

The president shut down his charity last year. Schneiderman is continuing to investigate it. 

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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

Why ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Is The Broadway Show Parents Need To See

“Does anybody have a map? Anybody maybe happen to know how the hell to do this? I don’t know if you can tell. But this is me just pretending to know. So where’s the map? I need a clue. ‘Cause the scary truth is I’m flying blind. And I’m making this up as I go.”

So goes the first song in “Dear Evan Hansen,” one of the most buzzed-about shows this Tony Awards season. “Does Anybody Have a Map?” is sung by two mothers who are struggling to connect with their teenage sons, and as some have noted, the number is basically a parenting anthem.

Starring Ben Platt (of “Pitch Perfect” fame), “Dear Evan Hansen” tells the story of a high school senior with social anxiety who, through a misunderstanding, becomes enmeshed in the aftermath of a classmate’s suicide. Although the plot of musical centers around the titular protagonist and his high school world, the theme of parenthood is also a key component of the show.

Rachel Bay Jones plays Evan’s mother, while Jennifer Laura Thompson and Michael Park play the parents of Connor Murphy, a troubled student who dies by suicide early in the show. All three actors are parents themselves, and their powerful performances speak to the love and heartache of raising children today.

Jones, Park and Thompson spoke to HuffPost about their emotional roles and the way this play has interacted with their own parenting experiences.

Jones, who has a 14-year-old daughter named Miranda, told HuffPost she believes songs like “Anybody Have a Map?” really resonate with parents. “You have absolutely no idea what you’re doing. You read so many conflicting books, and advice from everybody is so different,” she said. 

“And when they become teenagers, they change, and you sort of wake up and realize they’re not your baby anymore,” she added. “Because they’re not communicating with you the way that they used to, you don’t have any idea how to handle the things that come up, ― you don’t know what’s going on. Sometimes you think you do, but then you find out you have absolutely no idea.”

Jones believes that parents can connect with the show from the very beginning, as the opening scenes show groups of family members “trying understand each other and completely missing.”

Thompson echoed her co-star’s sentiments. “The books will tell you what milestones are going to be hit, what cures nighttime crying and feeding problems, and all of the issues that the average child will go through,” she told HuffPost. “But there’s really no such thing as an average child. Every child is made up of a different set of challenges and those are the things, the unexpected things that make us all flounder as people.”

The actress has a 13-year-old son named Tommy. In a way, “Does Anybody Have a Map?” takes her back to the day she brought her baby home from the hospital. 

“I thought, ‘They’re gonna let me leave with this person?’ I couldn’t believe it,” she said. “I didn’t feel responsible, didn’t feel prepared, even as much as I’d read and set up nursery and had all the things I thought I needed. I was terrified.”

She continued, “We spend a lot of time being scared early on. Everyone will tell you that nothing can prepare you for parenthood. It’s gonna change your life. And people who don’t have children just brush it off as, “Yeah, yeah, I get it.” But It’s really so far beyond what you can expect that there’s no comprehending what that phrase means until you have a young being in your presence that belongs to you.”

For Jones, the play spoke to her on another level, as her character Heidi is a single mother like she is in real life. Though she has a long-term partner now, she and her daughter’s father separated when Miranda was very young. 

“There’s a very specific kind of relationship that develops when it’s just the two of you against the world ― especially when there’s hardship, when there’s not the support of family close by,” she explained.

“And that has been the case for me with my daughter. Struggling to keep us afloat, struggling to give her the things she needs to make life gentler for her while really being in it as a working person is something I know very well. So I come to this with my own experience,” she added.

In addition to drawing from their own experience for their roles, the actors have also brought lessons from “Dear Evan Hansen” to their parenting.

Park said this was particularly true for him. The actor has three kids, 19-year-old Christopher, 17-year-old Kathleen and 13-year-old Annabelle. His character Larry is a corporate lawyer dealing with the aftermath of his son’s suicide and his regret that he wasn’t able to get through to Connor. 

In many ways, playing Larry has changed Park’s approach to raising his children and his understanding of the value of communication. 

“I say this all the time. I’m so grateful for ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ because it has made me a better communicator with my kids, it has made me a more open human being in the relationship I have with my wife, and it has made me a better parent,” Park told HuffPost. “I’ve benefitted in ways that I cannot articulate as a husband, as a father and as as son.”

Though Larry had become a bit closed off from his son, Park urges his fellow parents to be open and persist in their efforts, even when it feels impossible. 

“I beg you to reach out and never stop communicating with your son or daughter or grandparent or your uncle or your aunt,” he said. “Never stop communicating. Try and try again. And when the door shuts, find a way to open that door again.”

Evoking the Act I finale “You Will Be Found,” Park said he believes both parents and teens need the reminder that they are not alone. “At the end of the day, that’s what the show is all about: being found, knowing you aren’t going through this by yourself,” he explained. “Someone is always out there for you.”

“Dear Evan Hansen” is a show that feels very relevant today, as it tackles the theme of being a teenager on social media and the way the internet affects high school life. 

“I think social media tends to magnify the issues that we all have with feeling connected, feeling disconnected, feeling less than, trying to one-up each other, trying to connect with each other,” Jones explained.  “It exacerbates all of these issues that have always existed, especially in the life of a teen.”

In the play, the parents only enter into the social media world their kids inhabit in a few times, and when they do, the experience overwhelms them. “I find that’s pretty real, when I touch on what life must be like for my teenager in her world of social media ― it is overwhelming.”

Park said he believes technology and social media are “double-edged swords” because they has the ability to bring people together for powerful causes but also inhibit one-on-one communication between individuals.

“When my daughter is downstairs and texting me to come down and make a sandwich, there’s a problem there,” he joked, adding that he doesn’t mind using technology restrictions as a punishment though. Ultimately, he said of social media and technology: “I’m grateful, I’m dismayed, I’m confused and happy all at the same time.”

Another theme is the connection between class and parenting, particularly as Heidi struggles to make ends meet between her job as a nurse’s aide and time spent at night school studying to become a paralegal. Meanwhile, Connor’s mom, Cynthia, leads a more affluent life.

“The show really deals with class issues in a beautiful way, in a really profound way,” said Jones. “These two mothers are both completely worthy moms. But when you’re a working class mother, you unfairly idealize these wealthy women who are able to be whoever they want to be as a parent, and that makes you feel inadequate all the time because you cannot provide for your kid what these perfect moms are able to provide.”

Although it’s true that wealth provides more opportunities, both Jones and Thompson said they feel none of that really matters when it comes to being a good parent. 

Thompson said she believes the play crushes some of the images of perfection that parents idealize. “Just because you have money and seem happy has nothing to do with your quality of life,” she said. “Nobody knows what goes on behind closed doors.”

“Dear Evan Hansen” has received nine Tony Award nominations, including Best Featured Actress in a Musical for Jones. One of her most poignant moments is her solo number, “So Big / So Small” ― an emotional song about her split from Evan’s father and journey as a single mother.  

“It really somehow gets to the heart of everything that we feel as parents,” said Jones. “The need to be known by our children and forgiven for our flaws. The need to show our kids that even if we’re flawed and even if we mess up over and over and over again, that we really do love them and really are here for them. And that they have us always to come home to.”

The actress said she’s amazed that the songwriters, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, are two young, childfree men. 

“I’ve known those guys for a long time, and I’ve always said they write the best mom songs,” she said. “I think they just happen to have really great relationships with their moms, and they really understand all of us.”

Jones, Park and Thompson said that one of the most powerful parts of their work in “Dear Evan Hansen” has been the response from other parents. 

“I’ve received a couple of letters from mothers thanking us for telling this story, particularly Cynthia’s story or the mom’s story, because it’s not one that’s talked about very much,” Thompson said, adding that she’s also been moved by the response from fans waiting outside the theater. 

“There are so many times when there’s a teenager waiting to get a signature but there’s a parent behind them in tears thanking me for telling this story,” she said.

“Just the other night, a lovely woman with her daughter walked up to Rachel Bay and me and explained that the show was so important and was very emotional,” Thompson recalled. “They said her son had committed suicide and the young woman was his sibling. They were so moved and touched by the story being told, and that felt very rewarding.”

Jones said she believes “Dear Evan Hansen” helps people understand each other. “So often, there’s a generational divide that starts in the teenage years that never fully heals until we’re parents ourselves and we begin to understand.” she explained, noting that teens in the audience come away a better sense of their parents’ experiences, while parents are remembering what it feels like to be a teenager.

She said she constantly hears positive feedback from kids and parents ― especially single moms and children of single moms. “So many women are thanking me for this portrayal of Heidi,” she said. “So many children are thanking me for allowing them to see their mother and the struggles that she must’ve gone through.”

Added the actress, “There’s no more gratifying experience for me as a person than to to hear that come back to me, that in any way the show we’re doing is connecting people in this way.”

 

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Is Reality Winner A Leaker, A Whistleblower Or Something Else?

What should we call Reality Winner, the 25-year-old low-level employee for a government contractor who allegedly mailed secret intelligence files to a news organization? To federal prosecutors, she’s a criminal leaker, while others, like WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, have lionized her as a whistleblower in need of support.

What’s the difference? 

The answer isn’t cut and dry, yet it carries huge legal consequence. Federal laws protect whistleblowers who provide evidence of government wrongdoing. But they must share the sensitive information through specific official channels to avoid arrest or reprisals at work. 

Leakers, on the other hand, can become targets for prosecution for mishandling classified information. Not all leak are crimes, however. Sharing unclassified materials — such as former FBI Director James Comey did with some of his memos about his private conversations with President Donald Trump — is not illegal, experts say. 

Reality Winner is a leaker, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Southern Georgia. They’ve charged her with violating the World War I-era Espionage Act for “removing classified material from a government facility and mailing it to a news outlet.” The document in question was an National Security Agency memo about attempted Russian hacking into voter registration systems last year that The Intercept covered in an article Monday. She faces 10 years in prison if convicted. 

Appearing in federal court for the first time Thursday in Augusta, Georgia, Winner pleaded not guilty, though she allegedly admitted to the FBI that she printed and mailed the classified memo at an NSA facility. Authorities had granted Winner, a former Air Force linguist, a top-secret security clearance in February for her job with Pluribus International Corp.

At this point, Winner’s motive is unknown. Regardless, she appears to have acted hastily, according to experts. 

“She committed the most fundamental mistake for blowing the whistle, which is not learning your legal rights first,” said National Whistleblower Center Executive Director Stephen Kohn, referring to Winner. “There are ways that you can bring information public that are legal and protect you, and there are ways that will bring you down.”

Would-be government whistleblowers have have several options for raising their concerns. They can bring evidence to their department’s inspector general, members of Congress and federal prosecutors. Another route involves asking officials permission to publish the scandalous information and filing a lawsuit if the request gets denied. 

The term whistleblower implies that the source of the information has good intentions for uncovering fraud, waste or corruption. There has to be some public value to sharing the informant’s evidence to trigger whistleblowing protections. They’re not meant for airing personal grievances about a coworker, for instance. 

An example of a true whistleblower in the legal sense of the word is Army Spc. Joseph Darby, who helped pull the curtain back on prisoner abuse in Abu Ghraib, an Army detention site in Iraq. In 2004, Darby provided supervisors with a CD showing naked, hooded prisoners being humiliated and tortured. The Army launched an investigation immediately. Three months later, “60 Minutes” broadcast images of the abuse. Darby wasn’t arrested, but he’s been ostracized by members of the military and his family who have labeled him a traitor. 

There’s ample reason for potential whistleblowers to be skeptical of the official channels for reporting misconduct, according to Melvin Goodman, a former CIA and State Department analyst and author of Whistleblower at the CIA.

Intelligence agency workers have grounds to worry about their anonymity being protected after opening a complaint with an inspector general, he said. And going to Congress doesn’t guarantee members will dig into the issue either. Daniel Ellsberg first gave copies of the Pentagon Papers, classified reports showing the futility of Vietnam War, to members of Congress in 1969 more than a year and half before he released portions of them to the New York Times. 

It’s unclear what Winner sought to achieve by releasing the Russian hacking memo, since allegations of Kremlin interference in the election last year are well-known and already under investigation, said Goodman. Still, going to the press may often be the best option for government employees who want a problem to receive attention. 

“This is what whistleblowing is all about — going to the public arena to talk about wrongdoing,” said Goodman. “There aren’t a lot of avenues other than the media. The so-called guardrails of democracy are broken.”

Leakers, too, often say they too were motivated to expose a wrong, such as Chelsea Manning, a former Army intelligence analyst who was released from prison last month. Manning had grown alarmed by the direction of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq when she gave a trove of military documents to WikiLeaks; she was arrested and charged with violating the same law as Winner in 2010. 

Winner already has some high-profile fans. Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, said Winner “must be supported.” Talk show host and frequent Trump critic Rosie O’Donnell donated money to her legal defense. 

It’s easier than ever for prosecutors to go after leakers. Computer records show which files employees access and whom they emailed or called. The Obama administration used the Espionage Act to target leakers more than all previous presidents combined

In Winner’s case, officials claim to know that she had printed the NSA memo and also sent an email to The Intercept. 

If Winner acknowledges being the source, her intentions will do her no good in court, no matter how noble she may consider them, according to attorney Edward McMahon, who represented a CIA officer convicted in 2015 of leaking to the New York Times details about the agency’s attempts to interfere with Iran’s nuclear program. 

“As a lawyer, the ‘golden motives’ don’t matter,” he said.

To win a conviction, prosecutors must prove that the information Winner divulged was closely held, pertains to the national defense and was given to someone unauthorized to receive it.

A defense attorney would probably craft an argument that the NSA memo at the heart of Winner’s case is not vital to national security. 

“Not every government secret is national defense information,” said McMahon.  

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An Apology Expert Analyzed Greg Gianforte’s Letter To Ben Jacobs

Montana Republican Greg Gianforte, who was elected to Congress last month, issued a letter of apology on Wednesday for an incident in which he physically attacked Guardian journalist Ben Jacobs. 

“I had no right to respond the way I did to your legitimate question about health care policy. You were doing your job,” he wrote.

Gianforte is accused of body-slamming Jacobs after the reporter asked a question about health care policy. It was reported that Gianforte grabbed Jacobs by the neck and broke his glasses. Gianforte was charged for misdemeanor assault that evening and won Montana’s lone congressional seat the next morning.

Jacobs accepted the congressman-elect’s apology shortly after it was released. Gianforte is expected to appear in court on or before June 20. He faces a maximum punishment of six months in jail and a $ 500 fine for his behavior.

Experts agree that apologies, private and public alike, should contain several elements to be considered effective, according to Roy Lewicki, an apology expert and a professor emeritus of management and human resources at the Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business. 

“The tone of the letter conveys a certain amount of sincerity and genuineness,” Lewicki said. “There’s multiple expressions of regret.”

What makes an apology effective

Research by Lewicki suggests that there are six elements to an effective apology. They are, in order of importance, an acknowledgement of responsibility; an offer of repair; an expression of regret; an explanation of what went wrong; a declaration of repentance and a request for forgiveness. The more elements an apology includes, the more likely the apology is to be accepted, Lewicki said.

Gianforte’s letter is well-rounded based on these standards. Lewicki, who has analyzed prior public apologies, reviewed what makes Gianforte’s note stand out. Below is the letter to Jacobs, re-typed, with annotations of where these apology elements come into play:

Dear Mr. Jacobs: 

I write to express my sincere apology for my conduct on the evening of May 24. My physical response to your legitimate question was unprofessional, unacceptable, and unlawful [acknowledgement of responsibility]. As both a candidate for office and a public official, I should be held to a high standard in my interactions with the press and the public [acknowledgement of responsibility]My treatment of you did not meet that standard [expression of regret].

Notwithstanding anyone’s statements to the contrary, you did not initiate any physical contact with me, and I had no right to assault you. I am sorry for what I did and the unwanted notoriety this has created for you [expression of regret]. I take full responsibility [acknowledgement of responsibility]

I understand the critical role that journalists and the media play in our society. Protections afforded to the press through the Constitution are fundamental to who we are as a nation and the way government is accountable to the people. I acknowledge that the media have an obligation to seek information. I also know that civility in our public discourse is central to a productive dialogue on issues. I had no right to respond the way I did to your legitimate question about healthcare policy [declaration of repentance]. You were doing your job. 

In the hope that perhaps some good news can come of these events, I am making a $ 50,000 contribution to the Committee To Protect Journalists, an independent non-profit organization that promotes press freedom and that protects the rights of journalists worldwide [offer of repair].

I made a mistake and humbly ask for your forgiveness [request for forgiveness]

Sincerely, 

Greg Gianforte

Gianforte’s apology repeatedly accepts responsibility and shows remorse over his actions. That matters, according to Lewicki.  

“One of the things we found in our research was that acknowledgements of responsibility were probably one of the most important components of an apology and he comes back to that several times,” Lewicki said.

Lewicki said Gianforte’s request to repair ― aka, the $ 50,000 donation to the Committee to Protect Journalists ― is somewhat remarkable and does a good job of expressing genuine concern. 

“That’s not chump change,” he said. 

How the apology is being received

Gianforte’s expression has received mixed results, from praise to criticism. Some believe the apology is genuine:

Others denounce the apology for glossing over the initial statement released by Shane Scanlon, a spokesperson for the Gianforte team. Immediately after the body-slamming incident, Scanlon blamed Jacobs for initiating the altercation. 

The apology letter says, “you did not initiate any physical contact with me,” but does not go into detail about the original effort to cover up what happened. 

But Lewicki says what’s more critical now is the apology Gianforte is making directly to Jacobs. However, one letter cannot determine if Gianforte is truly sorry. For that, Lewicki says time is the ultimate decider on whether the contrition sticks.

“You’ll have to look now at how Gianforte handles himself in the future,” he explained.

A solid apology is a good first step.

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Let’s Be Honest, Donald Trump Will Survive James Comey’s Testimony

When former FBI Director James Comey appears before Congress on Thursday, he will reveal painful truths about the pressures President Donald Trump put on him. He will add explosive chapters to the ongoing saga of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. He may very well end up raising questions about Trump’s temperament.

But one thing he’s unlikely to do, even the president’s critics concede, is expedite Trump’s demise.

“Watergate did not bring Richard Nixon down overnight,” said Brian Fallon, Hillary Clinton’s press secretary during the 2016 campaign. “While this scandal feels like it’s playing out at lightning speed, it is still going to take months to fully get to the bottom of things. The Comey hearing may well be an iconic moment, but it won’t be the ballgame.”

Among many impassioned critics of the president, a belief persists that a single act of sheer stupidity or controversy or embarrassment will undo Trump. It’s a theory that extends back to Trump’s formal entrance into electoral politics, when he descended his gilded escalator and called a subset of Mexicans “rapists.” It regained life regularly during the campaign and has followed him to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, where each revelation of murky ethics and professional malfeasance prompts another round of “surely this will do him in” chatter.

And yet, Trump remains ― wounded professionally but there nonetheless.

His perseverance is, perhaps, his greatest political strength, continually befuddling opponents. Alex Conant, who served as the primary spokesman for the presidential campaign of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), recalled watching Trump disparage Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) for becoming a prisoner of war during Vietnam and suggest that Megyn Kelly’s menstrual cycle was responsible for her tough debate questioning. Conant assumed the end was near for Trump after those comments.

“I was wrong,” Conant conceded. “He is not held to the same standard as other politicians because people don’t look at him as a politician. They look at him as a celebrity and businessman.”

The Comey hearing has raised a familiar pattern of speculation and ― in some corners ― wishful thinking. It’s been treated as a must-watch affair, fit for cable news countdown clocks, and hailed as the facilitating moment of Trump’s downfall. And for good reason. Comey’s testimony to the Senate intelligence committee will confirm that Trump demanded personal loyalty and that Comey shelve investigations. On top of that, Comey has a history of using dramatic testimony to cripple administrations. 

But those who have tried to take down Trump caution against expecting the former FBI director to deliver the proverbial “kill shot.”

Part of that is because much of what Comey is set to say has been digested by the public before. Trump already told NBC’s Lester Holt that he fired Comey to get out from underneath the Russia investigation ― an admission of obstruction of justice whose fleeting shock value was lampooned on “Saturday Night Live.” On top of that, it was already reported that the president pressured Comey to pledge loyalty, and that Comey felt uncomfortable being left alone with Trump, and that Trump encouraged him to end inquiries into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

“The only thing missing is we haven’t heard Comey saying these things out loud,” said Rory Cooper, a longtime GOP operative and vocal Trump critic. “We will have video of it but that is already out.” 

But the main reason Trump will survive is that Republicans, who control the levers of power, continue to feel a commitment to ensuring so. The immediate reaction to Comey’s written testimony, which was released in advance on Wednesday, had some of the party’s intellectuals decrying an abuse of power and an obstruction of justice. But others rushed to claim it a nothing-burger.

There was less division within the universe of elected officials, who largely rushed to defend Trump from Comey’s story. Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) argued that it had confirmed Trump’s insistence that he was never under investigation. Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) pleaded that all it showed was Trump’s every-man ignorance of how Washington’s legal constructs work. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) practically yawned.

“[F]rom what I’ve been briefed on, it sounds like it’s much of what’s already been reported, but it’s fairly rich in detail and color,” Ryan told MSNBC. “But the substance seems to me, from what I’ve understood, similar to what we’ve already been hearing.”

If this is, indeed, how the Republican Party will embrace the Comey news, then Trump can rest comfortably. Not just because the process of impeachment (itself a pipe dream, many Democrats concede) is a political process. But because it illustrates that he still has sway over the party’s voters, still strikes fear in the heart of its elected officials, and still has the capacity to persist through scandal, even in his diminished state.

“Sitting around and waiting for one moment to derail his presidency is probably going to result in a long wait,” said Cooper. “It has been pretty clear that Trump can exhibit almost any behavior and not really change the fact that he’s at 37 percent [approval rating].”

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Trump Appointee In Office Overseeing Sex Ed Programs Is A Major Abstinence Advocate

The Trump administration’s latest Department of Health and Human Services appointee has a long history of working against comprehensive sexual health education. 

Valerie Huber was appointed as the chief of staff to Don Wright, the assistant secretary for health, an HHS spokesman confirmed. Wright’s office oversees the Office of Adolescent Health, which funds pregnancy prevention programs across the country. 

Huber has spent decades promoting abstinence-based education programs. Until recently, she served as the president and CEO of a group called Ascend, formerly called the National Abstinence Education Association, or NAEA. It describes itself as a “sexual risk avoidance” organization dedicated to encouraging abstinence until marriage. 

Huber’s advocacy for this organization flies in the face of research showing that comprehensive sex education is the most effective way to prevent teen pregnancy.

Ascend purports on its website to be inclusive, including of gay teens, and open about the benefits of contraception. But the organization has also promoted curricula that emphasize old-fashioned, sexist ideas. 

As executive director of the NAEA in 2012, Huber was quoted in a press release promoting an “abstinence-centered” curriculum from another organization called Choosing the Best. Choosing the Best’s CEO, Bruce Cook, served as chairman of the NAEA at the time.

A passage from the teacher guide for that curriculum, provided to HuffPost, tells the story of a knight who gets upset after the princess he is trying to save instructs him on the best way to save her. It reads:

“He never returned to the princess. Instead, he lived happily ever after in the village, and eventually married the maiden … Moral of the story: Occasional assistance may be all right, but too much will lessen a man’s confidence or even turn him away from his princess.”

A different abstinence-based curriculum provided to HuffPost ― from an organization called WAIT (Why Am I Tempted) ― compares sexually active teenagers to a piece of tape ripped off an arm and clouded with debris. The creator of that curriculum program, Joneen Mackenzie, also served on the board of directors for the NAEA.

HuffPost’s attempts to reach Huber were unsuccessful, and HHS did not reply to a request for more clarity about her role at the agency.

Debra Hauser, president of the sex ed nonprofit Advocates for Youth, describes Huber’s appointment as another Trump administration attack on evidence-based science. Indeed, President Donald Trump’s proposed budget invests heavily in abstinence-only education

“The organization she runs is called Ascend, and it’s the primary national organization that promotes abstinence-only until marriage education, no matter what they call it,” said Hauser, whose organization promotes comprehensive sex education. “It still is education ― and I use that term loosely ― that withholds life saving vital information about the health benefits of contraceptives and condoms.” 

I think it’s immoral to withhold information to help people become sexually healthy adults.
Debra Hauser, president of Advocates for Youth

Hauser is concerned by how these programs address the topic of sexual assault prevention. 

“I think it’s immoral to withhold information to help people become sexually healthy adults. We have not taught young people the information they need about consent and what does a healthy relationship look like,” Hauser said. 

Huber has also expressed skepticism about sexual education programs that teach affirmative consent ― which stress the importance of obtaining verbal consent from a partner prior to sexual activity. She argues that these programs still normalize teenage sex.  

“In the midst of this conversation, are the root causes being addressed? I would argue that they really aren’t,” said Huber in a 2015 interview with the Associated Press. “This discussion is getting reduced to a palliation rather than a solution.”

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Georgia GOP Candidate For U.S. House: ‘I Do Not Support A Livable Wage’

WASHINGTON — Karen Handel, the Republican candidate for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, said Tuesday that she does “not support a livable wage.” 

Among the questions posed to Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff during a televised debate was whether they favor of a minimum wage increase. 

Ossoff, who came just shy of receiving enough votes in the April primary to avoid a June 20 runoff against Handel, said he does — that “the minimum wage should be a livable wage.”

“Look, if somebody’s working a 40-hour workweek, they deserve the kind of standard of living that Americans expect,” Ossoff said. “That’s part of the American dream, and there are too many folks having trouble making ends meet.” 

Handel followed up by saying the issue is “an example of the fundamental difference between a liberal and a conservative.”

“I do not support a livable wage,” she said. “What I support is making sure we have an economy that is robust with low taxes and less regulation so that those small businesses that would be dramatically hurt if you imposed higher minimum wages on them are able to do what they do best: grow jobs and create good paying jobs for the people of the 6th District.”

Georgia’s minimum wage is $ 7.25 per hour, the same as the federal minimum wage. The minimum livable wage for a single adult in the three counties that make up Georgia’s 6th District is $ 12.01 per hour, according to MIT’s Living Wage Calculator.

Tuesday’s televised debate came exactly two weeks before Ossoff and Handel face one another in a June 20 special runoff election. 

Handle repeatedly linked Ossoff to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), saying his “values are nearly 3,000 miles away in San Francisco.” Ossoff described Handle as “another career politician” and grilled her with questions related to her 2012 resignation from the nonprofit Susan G. Komen for the Cure in fallout over efforts to stop grants to Planned Parenthood.

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

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Here’s How Dehydration Can Sneak Up On You

In February 2013, Kim Saffran was on vacation in the Bavarian Alps, where the elevation reaches 6,726 feet. The morning of a family ski trip, she was lightheaded. Thinking she’d caught a stomach bug from her 3-year-old niece, she decided to stay back in the hotel.

“I ended up passing out in the hallway,” she said. “I hit my face on the wall and got a black eye.”

The 35-year-old Orlando resident ― who was staying at a military hotel while visiting her active-duty brother-in-law ― was escorted back to her room by a team of police. They told her she was dehydrated from the high altitude and further weakened by a stomach bug and breastfeeding.

“I thought I had been drinking enough water throughout my travels, but clearly that wasn’t the case!” she said.

Apple juice, water and a day of rest later, Saffran was back to her normal self ― but extremely perplexed that something as simple as traveling to a high elevation could cause her to pass out from dehydration.

Dehydration Can Be Serious

Most people think of dehydration as something that happens because you don’t drink enough water or you have food poisoning. But a lot of things ― like medications, alcohol and caffeine intake ― can catalyze it, and it’s responsible for sending hundreds of thousands of people to the hospital on an annual basis.

Studies show that 75 percent of Americans are walking around in a chronic state of dehydration from consuming less than the recommended daily fluid intake (13 ounces per day for a man, 9 ounces per day for a woman).

Dehydration should be taken more seriously, experts say, especially in the summer months. As the weather gets warmer, the number of dehydrated patients ticks up at emergency rooms across the country.

“In the summer, dehydration is related to hot temperatures and being active outdoors, losing salt and water at a rate higher than you can replenish it,” said Renee Garrick, a nephrologist and executive medical director at Westchester Medical Center. “In the winter, hospitalizations due to dehydration tend to occur when someone is sick and losing fluids through diarrhea or vomiting. The person may be too sick to keep fluids down or feel too weak to drink water.”

Improper fluid intake can lead to all sorts of ailments, such as “urinary and kidney problems, heart-related illnesses, and seizures” ― and in some extreme cases, death ― said Dr. Dheeraj Taranath, a regional medical director at MedExpress, an urgent care and walk-in center on the East Coast.

Dehydration’s Many Causes

Saffran’s experience shows that a change in elevation can sometimes lead to dehydration.

“Air pressure is different at the top of a mountain, where the amount of moisture in the air is less than it is at sea level. Therefore, when you breathe in and out, you lose a lot more of your moisture from your lungs into the atmosphere and can become dehydrated,” Garrick explained.

But altitude is just one of the many factors that can cause the condition.

“Dehydration is caused by losing fluids at a faster rate than your body can replenish,” said Garrick. “The normal balances of the body typically regulate salt and water correctly. But the risk arises if you are losing more water and salt than you can replace, or you lose it too rapidly through conditions such as diarrhea or vomiting.”

People can excrete too many fluids by “sweating excessively due to being in the sun or working out or simply not consuming enough liquids,” said Neel Kapadia, assistant medical director at Duke University’s division of emergency medicine.

Dehydration can also stem from pituitary or kidney disorders that affect water balance, from hormone disorders, and from adrenal insufficiency.

Most people know that excessive alcohol consumption can lead to dehydration, but too much caffeine can have the exact same effect.

“I once had a construction worker show up in my ER in the middle of the summer who would only drink Coke while working outside in crazy heat and humidity,” said Tiffany Clemmy, an ER nurse in Sneads Ferry, North Carolina. “Theme park guests are another group that I see a lot. They walk around and don’t drink enough … and then they drink soda or alcohol.”

Another thing to be on the lookout for is your prescription medications. Certain pills, like blood pressure meds and supplements that contain diuretics, can prompt dehydration. “As a general rule, be mindful of any drug that lists ‘diarrhea or vomiting’ as a potential side effect,” Clemmy said. 

Hidden Signs Of Dehydration 

We all know the classic signs of dehydration: a feeling of extreme thirst, dry mouth and dry lips. But there are far more ways your body may be trying to communicate the condition to you.

A lack of fluids can cause you to feel lightheaded, particularly when changing positions (i.e. from sitting to standing). Dr. Kevin Miller, a rehabilitation and medical sciences professor at the Central Michigan University College of Health Professions, noted there are other common signs to look out for, like “headaches, elevated heart rate [and] passing out.”

“Lesser-known signs of dehydration can include a reduction in urine output, dark urine, muscle weakness/cramping, seizures, and a drop in blood pressure,” Miller said.

Garrick said that if your fluid intake is low, your body may cease to sweat, your blood pressure can drop and you may experience impaired thinking and irritability.

How To Bounce Back

Fortunately, if you overdo the alcohol and forget to drink a glass of water between beers, or go too long without H2O at that summer music festival, you will most likely survive to tell your tale.

Clemmy noted that “a lack of fluid intake ― unless it’s extreme ― is a condition that you can bounce back from rather easily.”

“The best way to treat dehydration is to replace lost fluids and electrolytes,” Taranath explained. For adults, it’s best to rehydrate by drinking more water or other liquids that contain electrolytes.

“If an electrolyte solution is not readily available, even eating salty snacks while drinking water can be an effective way to take in some necessary salt,” he said.

While dehydration can wreak havoc on your body, it’s also “one of the most preventable conditions out there,” said David Parish, associate dean of clinical care and director of sports and rehabilitation at Logan University in Missouri.

Educating yourself on the possible effects of improper fluid consumption can really inspire a person to fill up their water glass. At least that was the case for Saffran, who left Europe with a black eye that lasted several weeks and a little less dignity. “You better believe I’m chugging water all day every day now!” she said.

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Trump Administration Could Permit Oil Companies To ’Assault’ Marine Life

The Trump administration took a major step forward Monday in its pledge to expand offshore oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic Ocean by greenlighting a process that could wreak havoc on marine life and coastal communities, scientists say.

The National Marine Fisheries Service drafted five Incidental Harassment Authorizations, which would let five drilling companies “injure or disturb” fish and marine mammals as the companies search for oil and gas deposits off the East Coast for a one-year period.

Seismic surveying involves mapping fossil fuel reserves deep beneath the ocean’s surface by firing extremely loud bursts of compressed air through the water. The blasts can travel hundreds of miles and occur every 10 to 12 seconds for weeks or even months.

“Seismic testing is the precursor to drilling,” Michael Jasny, the director of the National Resources Defense Council’s Marine Mammal Protection Project, told reporters during a press call Monday. “But seismic [testing] alone is a serious assault on our coast and oceans.”

Marine biologists and environmental advocacy groups warn the dynamite-like noise could threaten vulnerable marine ecosystems and wildlife, especially the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale, of which only about 500 remain.

Dr. Doug Nowacek, a marine scientist at Duke University, said mother-calf pairs of these whales use very quiet vocalizations to maintain contact and affect nursing behavior.

“We are quite concerned that further increases in anthropogenic noise from seismic surveys or other things could disrupt this vital behavior and separate calves … from their mothers,” Nowacek said in his call.

In 2015, 75 marine scientists, including Nowacek, warned that seismic surveying off the East Coast would likely have “significant, long-lasting and widespread impacts” on the survival of fish and marine mammal populations in the area.

But scientists say animals aren’t the only populations at risk from seismic blasting. The process can substantially reduce catch rates for fish, according to Nowacek, harming the multibillion-dollar commercial and recreational fishing industries.

“The fact is that seismic blasting and the drilling that follows represent a serious threat to the coast and oceans and the communities that depend on them,” Jasny said. “It makes no sense to risk these jobs-intensive industries, our beaches, our marine environment and our clean energy future for the sake of big oil profits.”

The approval follows President Donald Trump’s executive order in April to expand offshore energy drilling by rolling back the Obama administration’s rejection of the permits in January, part of an attempt to ban oil and gas drilling off the East Coast for at least five years.

Authorization of the permits will face a 30-day public comment period. If approved, Jasny predicts, the five companies could begin seismic surveying as early as this fall.

The fisheries service is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which falls under Secretary Wilbur Ross’ Commerce Department.

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

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Can A Drug That Fights Parasites Also Help With Autism?

A 101-year-old drug that is often used to treat people in Africa with parasitic infections may help ease some of the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children, a new study finds.

However, researchers are urging caution about the preliminary results of the drug, called suramin. The study was extremely small and involved only boys, who were given just one dose of the drug.

The study was well designed, but the findings don’t necessarily suggest that suramin works to treat autism, said Dr. Jay Gargus, a director of the Center for Autism Research and Translation at the University of California, Irvine, who was not involved in the study. [Beyond Vaccines: 5 Things That Might Really Cause Autism

“I don’t think the suramin is the important part of the paper,” Gargus said. “The important part of the paper is how [the author] goes through carefully describing what kinds of measures he’s going to do, how he’s going to do this, how he’s going to work his way through understanding what these drugs do.”

Still, the initial results are encouraging, said study lead researcher, Dr. Robert Naviaux, a professor of genetics and co-director of the Mitochondrial and Metabolic Disease Center at the University of California, San Diego. “A single treatment with low-dose suramin was safe and produced significant improvements in the core symptoms and metabolism associated with ASD,” Naviaux said in a statement.

The study included 10 boys with ASD, ages 5 to 14. Five of the boys received a single, low-dose infusion of suramin, and five received a placebo. The study was double-blinded, meaning that neither the participants nor the researchers knew which of the participants received the drug, and which received the placebo.

After the treatment, the boys in the suramin group showed improvements in their social communication, speech and language. They acted calmer and were more focused, showing fewer repetitive behaviors and less need to use their coping skills, the researchers said. These differences were documented with observational techniques, interviews and questionnaires.

Reports from the boys’ parents suggested that the five boys who received suramin improved for three weeks, then gradually decreased toward their original baseline over the next three weeks, the researchers said in the study. 

“We had four nonverbal children in the study,” Naviaux said, adding that the two who received suramin said the first sentences of their lives about one week after the treatment. This did not happen in the two nonverbal kids given the placebo, Naviaux said.

Moreover, the boys who received suramin made more progress during their speech therapy and occupational therapy programs than the boys given the placebo, Naviaux said.

The German dye manufacturers, Frederich Bayer and Co., developed suramin in 1916, initially calling it Bayer 205. The drug proved to be effective against parasites that cause African sleeping sickness.

Suramin works by stopping certain molecules from binding to proteins called “purinergic receptors,” which are found on every cell in the body. Naviaux’s idea is that cells that are stressed release certain molecules, and that these molecules then bind to purinergic receptors and impair cell function.

Although it’s unclear what causes autism, the condition might be driven, in part, by impaired communication between cells in the brain, gut and immune system, he said. Other causes likely include genetic and environmental factors, he said. 

In people with autism, suramin may stop the molecules from binding to purinergic receptors, and let the cells function more normally, Naviaux said. [10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Brain]

Earlier studies in mice with autism traits showed that the drug alleviated some symptoms of the condition. For example, in 6-week-old mice with traits of autism, suramin improved social behavior, metabolism and motor coordination, according to a 2013 study published in the journal PLOS ONE.

In another study, published in 2014 in the journal Translational Psychiatry, adult mice that received suramin showed improved social behaviors and metabolism, but no motor skill improvement.

Other researchers call Naviaux’s ideas about the role of purinergic receptors in autism an “emerging hypothesis,” but say it’s a “creative way of thinking about” the molecular processes behind autism, Gargus said.

Gargus noted several limitations in the study. For instance, all five boys in the suramin group developed a temporary rash, but none in the placebo group did. It’s possible that parents in the suramin group noticed this and realized that their child had received the drug, inadvertently “un-blinding” the study, Gargus said. The researchers mentioned this as a possible limitation in the study, too.  

What’s more, the boys in the placebo group showed very little improvement — an anomaly in neurobehavioral testing, because usually the placebo effect is strong, and the group given the placebo shows some kind of improvement, Gargus said.

Gargus added that given the number of tests in the study, it’s not surprising the autism group scored better than the placebo group on some of the measures. “If you give enough scales, one of them is probably going wind up showing you a significant effect,” Gargus told Live Science. [Typical Toddler Behavior, or ADHD? 10 Ways to Tell]

Suramin is not approved to treat ASD by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the drug is not commercially available. Naviaux has filed a patent application related to antipurinergic therapy for ASD and related disorders, and two of the study’s authors have connections to pharmaceutical companies.

The study was published online May 26 in the journal Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology.

Original article on Live Science.

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