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Bill Nye Slams CNN For Putting Climate Change Skeptic On Earth Day Panel

Bill Nye will gladly talk to the media about climate change, but he has no time for climate change skeptics. 

The celebrity scientist slammed CNN’s “New Day” on Saturday for including William Happer ― a physicist who thinks carbon pollution is a myth and once compared carbon dioxide to the suffering of Jewish people during the Holocaust ― in an Earth Day panel on the March for Science protests.

When asked about Happer’s skepticism, Nye answered by providing Happer with a few facts about the rising rates of atmospheric CO2, but not before scolding the hosts for doing a “disservice” to their viewers.

“I will say, as much as I love the CNN, you’re doing a disservice by having one climate change skeptic, and not 97 or 98 scientists or engineers concerned about climate change,” Nye said, referring to the widespread consensus among scientists that climate change is real and caused in part by human-induced increases in carbon dioxide.

Happer, a professor at Princeton, had earlier stated that carbon dioxide is not a pollutant.

“There’s this myth that’s developed around carbon dioxide that it’s a pollutant,” Happer said. “But you and I both exhale carbon dioxide with every breath. Each of us emits about two pounds of carbon dioxide a day so are we polluting the planet?”

Nye pointed out to Happer that the amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is rising at a record rate, according to data released this year by the Environmental System Research Laboratory.

“What he claims to not understand is the rate. It’s the speed at which we’re adding carbon dioxide,” Nye said of Happer’s skepticism. “What you got to get is the speed at which things are changing.”

Happer later pressed Nye on climate change, saying that Earth’s “temperature is not rising nearly as fast as the alarmists’ computer models predicted.” He added: “The whole basis for the alarmism is not true. It’s based on flawed computer modeling.”

To which Nye swiftly replied, “That’s completely wrong. Say what you will, but you have it absolutely wrong.” 

In the past, Happer has argued that global warming and an increase in carbon dioxide is “good for mankind.” He’s also compared “the demonization of carbon dioxide” to the “demonization of the poor Jews under Hitler.” Rumors that Happer was being considered for the role of President Donald Trump’s science advisor spread after the climate change skeptic met with Trump in January.

During Saturday’s panel, Nye offered Happer a bit of advice.

“Sir, with some respect,” Nye said. “I encourage you to cut this out so that we can all move forward and make the United States a world leader in technology.”

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At Science March, Flint Whistleblower Warns More Crises To Come If Trump Gets His Way

WASHINGTON — Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the pediatrician who blew the whistle on the lead crisis in Flint, Michigan, was among the thousands who converged on Washington, D.C. on Saturday to rally in support of science and against what many see as an attack on the scientific community by the Trump administration. 

In an interview with The Huffington Post at the March For Science, Hanna-Attisha warned that the direction the Trump administration is taking the country will likely come with serious consequences. 

“We right now have the perfect milieu for more Flints to come, in regard to the denial of science,” she said. “The regulations that were on the books to make Flint not happen — the lead and copper rule, public health regulations, water regulations, air regulations — those are all being threatened right now.”  

For almost two years, the residents of Flint were exposed to dangerously high levels of lead via the city’s tap water. And had it not been for Hanna-Attisha’s heroic action to side-step bureaucracy, the poisoning would have almost certainly persisted. 

The crisis in Flint, which is expected to have devastating long-term effects, has destroyed Hanna-Attisha’s trust in government. 

“You assume that when you turn on your tap that your water is OK,” she told HuffPost. “To realize that the people in government who are supposed to do their job to ensure that your water is OK weren’t doing their job, that not only shattered my trust, that shattered the trust of the entire population.” 

And with Trump now in office, the situation is “even more anxious,” she said. 

“If we couldn’t trust what we had before, how can we trust what we have now?” she said. “It is a scary time.”

Trump, who’s called climate change “bullshit” and a “hoax” and perpetuated the debunked theory that vaccines cause autism, has proposed a sweeping 31 percent cut in funding for the Environmental Protection Agency and the elimination of federal monies for the National Academy of Science. He’s also acted quickly to rollback a number of key Obama-era environmental protections, including the Clean Power Plan

Hanna-Attisha said the EPA’s resources were already stretched thin, and current policies have yet to catch up with science. The notion that lesser funding could somehow result in an equivalent or increased level of protection, she said, is “absolutely unreal.”

For the English-born Iraqi-American, attending Saturday’s march was a no-brainer. 

“How could I not be here?” she said. “How couldn’t anybody who breathes clean air, drinks clean water, has ever taken a medication, has ever gone to the doctor — How could anybody not be here?”

Hanna-Attisha called on young people to find something they love, take risks and do what they can to make the world a better place. And if they happen to be aspiring scientists, all the better.

“The world needs more ethical, professional, activist-oriented scientists,” she said.

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Surgeon General Dismissed By Trump Administration

The White House on Friday dismissed U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, a holdover from the Obama administration. 

“Today, Dr. Murthy, the leader of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, was asked to resign from his duties as Surgeon General after assisting in a smooth transition into the new Trump Administration,” the Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement, according to USA Today.

Murthy announced his farewell on Twitter: 

“Dr. Murthy has been relieved of his duties as Surgeon General and will continue to serve as a member of the Commissioned Corps,” the statement read.

Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, who previously served as deputy surgeon general, has become acting surgeon general. She becomes one of the first nurses to serve in this position, according to The New York Times.

Trent-Adams’ photo has already appeared on the official surgeon general website, Twitter and Facebook

Murthy, who was confirmed on Dec. 14, 2014, was a vice admiral in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. He was the 19th surgeon general of the United States. 

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Henrietta Lacks’ Cells May Be Responsible For The Future Of Medicine

When Henrietta Lacks, a 31-year-old black woman from Virginia, sought treatment for stomach pain at Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1951, doctors discovered a fast-growing cancerous tumor on Lacks’ cervix.

Doctors harvested Lacks’ cells without her permission during surgery ― a clear ethical violation today ― in the hopes of using them for scientific research. Those same cells continued to replicate long after her death from cervical cancer, however, and they fueled some of the most noteworthy scientific advancements in modern medicine.

Now “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” a movie staring television personality Oprah Winfrey, based on the 2010 book of the same name, seeks to cement Lacks’ place in medical history.

“I am a student of the African American culture … I have never, in all of my readings, in all of my stories, heard of HeLa or Henrietta Lacks,” Oprah said at press event in April. “I could not believe that. How could I have been in this town all this time and never seen one thing about her?”

For a snapshot of how influential Lacks’ cells, also called HeLa cells, have been on science, look no further than PubMed, the National Institutes of Health’s online library for medical research. Searching “HeLa” nets more than 90,000 results. Indeed, HeLa’s influence is so widespread, involved and often, interconnected, that’s it’s impossible to pinpoint its scope. 

Here’s how HeLa will influence the future of medicine:

HeLa cells will continue to benefit countless patients 

Indeed, HeLa cells have been a cornerstone of research for Andrew Adey, assistant professor of molecular and medical genetics at Oregon Health and Science University, where he does cancer research.

Because HeLa cells are extremely well documented, Adey uses them as a control for the cancer-detecting technologies his group develops.

“We use HeLa cells to calibrate and refine our technologies because we know exactly which mutations are present,” he told The Huffington Post. “Just about every single technology we work on developing, we use HeLa cells first.”

Just about every single technology we work on developing, we use HeLa cells first.
Andrew Adey, assistant professor of molecular and medical genetics

It’s not possible to quantify how many lives have been saved from research based on HeLa cells, but one measure, in combination with gains in preventative medicine, might point to the scope: Deaths from cervical cancer, the disease that took Lacks’ life, declined more than 60 percent between 1955 and 1992, according to the NIH.

HeLa cell research has also had an immense influence on health beyond cancer, contributing also to the development of the polio vaccine and helping to map the human genome.

“The number of lives saved by research that utilized HeLa is most likely in the millions,” Adey said. 

The future of biomedicine is rooted in HeLa research 

HeLa-based research laid the groundwork for what’s known as precision medicine: treatments tailored to an individual’s environment, lifestyle and genes, rather than a one-size-fits-all prescription.

Precision medicine is regarded by some oncologists as the future of cancer treatment. One example is immunotherapy, in which scientists stimulate a patient’s immune system to treat his or her cancer. The stimulation can range from drugs to vaccines to cell transfers.

The number of lives saved by research that utilized HeLa is most likely in the millions.
Andrew Adey, assistant professor of molecular and medical genetics

This type of research had been championed by former President Barack Obama, who allotted $ 215 million for a Precision Medicine Initiative in his 2016 budget.

“HeLa cells continue to be a major tool in many laboratories focused on the development of cancer drugs,” said Patricia Thompson-Carino, a pathology professor at Stony Brook School of Medicine.

HeLa cells have bolstered scientists’ knowledge about cancer treatment resistance and helped doctors to better match cancer drugs to patients. And although immunotherapy is multifaceted, and certainly doesn’t work for everyone, former President Jimmy Carter’s immune system-boosting melanoma treatment in 2015 is one notable success. 

Today, HeLa’s not the only immortal cell line aiding researchers, but it arguably paved the way for those lines ― and the immeasurable medical innovation ― that followed.   

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Trump Intervention Helps Free American Aid Worker Detained For 3 Years In Egypt

WASHINGTON, April 20 (Reuters) – An Egyptian-American woman detained in Egypt for nearly three years on human trafficking charges was flown back to the United States on Thursday on a U.S. military plane, accompanied by a top White House official, a senior administration official said.

Aya Hijazi, an Egyptian who holds U.S. citizenship, was acquitted by a Cairo court on Sunday along with seven others who had worked with street children. Hijazi was released from jail on Tuesday, having been held for nearly three years.

She was flown to Joint Base Andrews, the U.S. military airfield on the outskirts of Washington.

President Donald Trump had privately asked Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to help out in the case when Sisi visited the White House on April 3, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Trump did not mention the case publicly when he met with Sisi. 

U.S. officials had raised Hijazi’s case with the Egyptians soon after Trump took office on Jan. 20, the official said.

Hijazi was accompanied on the flight by Dina Powell, the deputy White House national security adviser for strategy. Powell had been in the region traveling with U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis.

Hijazi, 30, founded Belady, a non-governmental organization that promotes a better life for street children.

She had been in custody for 33 months in violation of Egyptian law, which states that the maximum period for pretrial detention is 24 months.

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Scientists Launch Global Quest To Track Down Long-Lost Species

WASHINGTON — The race is on to rediscover a list of 25 species that collectively have not been seen in more than 1,500 years. 

There’s the Wondiwoi tree kangaroo, last spotted in 1928 in Indonesia; the pink-headed duck, missing since 1949; and the bullneck seahorse, a species native to Australia never before seen in the wild. 

This week, Texas-based Global Wildlife Conservation launched “The Search for Lost Species,” described as the “largest-ever global quest to find and protect” animals and plants missing for decades. 

Don Church, GWC’s president and director of conservation, said the organization’s “most wanted” list includes “cute and cuddly” species, the kind people are drawn to and that provide an opportunity to raise awareness about today’s biodiversity crisis. 

“It’s about raising the profile both of the species that we’re looking for, but more so the places where they occur,” he told The Huffington Post. “The reason those places are important is because they have extreme biodiversity value, but very few people have heard about them. People hear about the Amazon basin, but they don’t think about the forests of Côte d’Ivoire or some of the other places where these flagship species and many of the other species occur.”

The current mass extinction of animals claims an estimated 150-200 species every day. Humans have sped up the species loss rate by roughly 1,000 times, according to a 2005 assessment.

The group’s list of 25 flagship species — none of which have been officially declared extinct — comes from a larger list of 1,200 species considered “lost” in more than 160 countries. GWC compiled the lengthy list with the help of experts at the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The organization is hoping to launch expeditions to track down species this fall. In addition to roughly $ 500,000 in funding that GWC plans to allocate to the project, the organization is looking for corporate sponsors and private donations. 

Robin Moore, a conservation biologist and GWC’s communications director, said in a statement that for many of these species, “this is likely their last chance to be saved from extinction.”

To meet GWC’s definition of “lost,” the species must have been unseen by scientists for at least a decade. In some cases, species are thought to have gone extinct due to threats like hunting, habitat loss and disease. In others, species were believed to have existed in extremely small numbers or remote, inaccessible habitats, before their population was decimated or totally wiped out.

Church told HuffPost he expects some will be found. But even if they aren’t, there’s an excitement in the journey, he said, which could lead to a greater appreciation for the world’s biodiversity hotspots or the discovery of a species never seen before.

“It’s a message of hope and opportunity to still save these places and the species within,” he said. “And it’s not a message that’s going to put people into sort of their despair and lead them to throwing their hands up and saying — giving up, giving up on the biodiversity of our planet — which is easily done by people when all they hear the magnitude of the environmental crisis across the planet.”

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Trevor Noah Gives Bill O’Reilly The Send-Off He Deserves

Fox News probably won’t be giving Bill O’Reilly a proper farewell, considering the damning sexual harassment allegations that have led to his dismissal on Wednesday.  

So the “Daily Show” decided to do it for them.

“You may not know this but Bill O’Reilly was the biggest figure in the history of cable news,” Trevor Noah said during Wednesday night’s episode. “At one point, no one even came close, because they were afraid that he might sexually harass them.”

To honor the scorned political commentator, Noah went over O’Reilly’s greatest hits, which included 20 years of O’Reilly’s rants about the “war on Christmas” and the “war on white Christian men,” and, of course, the TV host’s belligerent racism that was often directed at black men.

“Looking back on O’Reilly’s greatest hits, the one thing that’s hard to believe was that it took this long for him to lose his job,” Noah said. “He was so racist, it somehow became funny.”

And no O’Reilly tribute would be complete without his famous “Inside Edition” meltdown, which Noah reenacted surprisingly well.

In the clip above, relive O’Reilly’s decades-long career with the “Daily Show” and bid your final farewells to “The O’Reilly Factor.”

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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.

This Family Has Three Sets Of Twins And They All Share The Same Birthday

One day a year, Carrie and Craig Kosinski get to celebrate their kids’ birthdays ― all six of them. 

February 28 is the day their six kids ― three sets of twins ― were all born. About four years ago, a friend of Carrie’s who was pregnant with twins reached out to see if Carrie and Craig would be willing to adopt the babies when they were born. The couple agreed. A year later, that same friend reached out again to see if Carrie and Craig would like to adopt her older set of twins as well, and the couple agreed again. Then in 2016, Carrie gave birth to twin girls named Clarissa and Karraline.

Carrie told The Huffington Post that she and Craig now have legal guardianship of JJ and CeCe, who were born on February 28, 2013, and Adalynn and Kenna, who were born on February 28, 2014. They are in the process of adopting the four children and have raised money through GoFundMe

Clarissa and Karraline make up the third set of twins. Carrie gave birth to them at 24 weeks and six days on February 28, 2016. Carrie told HuffPost that the girls are progressing aside from a few developmental delays. 

This past year marked the first time Carrie and Craig celebrated the birthdays of all six kids. The Wisconsin family had a blast at a candy store called Sugar Shack Sweet Shop as well as an indoor play space called Monkey Joe’s. Carrie said there are no traditions yet for the group celebration, but she hopes to set some in the future.

When asked what February 28 means to her now, Carrie described it as the day that God blessed her and her husband with “six beautiful happy children.” 

“That day will forever be super special in our hearts,” she told HuffPost.

She also described adoption as “a wonderful thing” and encouraged others interested in adopting to open their “homes and hearts” to kids in need. She said she and her husband would not change anything about their lives with their kids. 

“We are truly blessed to be able to call them ours and raise them.” 

H/T Today

The HuffPost Parents newsletter, So You Want To Raise A Feminist, offers the latest stories and news in progressive parenting. 

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Florida State Senator Drops Racist, Profanity-Laden Rant On Colleagues

WASHINGTON — Florida state Sen. Frank Artiles (R) went on a racist, profanity-laden tirade Monday night, the Miami Herald reported Tuesday.

The vulgar rant reportedly occurred during a private conversation over drinks Monday at a members-only club in Tallahassee, two senators told the publication. Artiles was speaking with fellow state Sens. Audrey Gibson (D) and Perry Thurston (D), who are both black, when he said that “six n****rs” had helped get Senate President Joe Negron (R) elected. Negron is white. 

Also upset about a recent discussion surrounding a bill he sponsored, Artiles referred to Gibson as “this fucking asshole,” “this bitch” and “girl,” the senators told Miami Herald reporter Patricia Mazzei. And he called Negron a “pussy.”

At the time, Artiles reportedly defended his statement by saying he did not say “n****rs,” but rather the similar-sounding slang term.

The Florida Times-Union reported Tuesday that it spoke with four people present during the encounter, each of whom gave the same account of what unfolded.

Negron said he was “appalled” to hear that Artiles would speak to a colleague “in such an offensive and reprehensible manner.”

“Racial slurs and profane, sexist insults have no place in conversation between Senators and will not be tolerated while I am serving as Senate President,” Negron said in a statement. 

Artiles provided an apology to local media outlets Tuesday.

“In an exchange with a colleague of mine in the Senate, I unfortunately let my temper get the best of me,” he said. “There is no excuse for the exchange that occurred and I have apologized to my Senate colleagues and regret the incident profusely.”

Artiles is expected to formally apologize to Gibson Thursday on the Senate floor, Negron announced. 

This isn’t the first time Artiles, a former state House member, has come under fire. In 2015, he was accused of — and denied — punching a college student at a local bar. That same year, citing public safety concerns, he introduced a controversial transgender bathroom bill that aimed to make it illegal for a person to enter a public facility that does not align with the sex they were given at birth. The measure ultimately failed. And in 2014, someone secretly recorded him using a racial slur against Muslims, the Miami Herald reported. 

By Tuesday evening, the Florida Democratic Party had called on Artiles to step down

“His use of horrific racist and sexist slurs towards his colleagues is disgusting, unacceptable and has no place in our democracy or our society,” it said in a statement posted to Facebook. “This is just the latest in a string of violent, hateful incidents in which Artiles blames his ‘temper.’ There is never an excuse for racism or misogyny and the people of Florida aren’t buying it. Resign now.”

Charly Norton​, executive director of the advocacy group FloridaStrong, said the time has come for Artiles’ “embarrassing tenure” to end.

“Artiles has proven time and again that he lacks the judgment, decency and maturity needed to properly serve his constituents and the people of Florida, and as such, must resign immediately,” Norton said in a statement. “Our elected officials ought to serve as role models for how we treat one another, not as bullies and buffoons. His hateful actions clearly prove he is not fit to lead.”

Artiles’ office did not immediately return The Huffington Post’s request for comment. 

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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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Free Discount Cards Donated to East Coast Migrant Head Start Project by Charles Myrick of ACRX

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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.

Trump Shouldn’t Mess With The Clean Air Act, American Lung Association Warns

WASHINGTON — A new report from the American Lung Association comes with a clear warning for the Trump administration and Congress: Continue America’s fight against pollution or jeopardize public health. 

On Wednesday, the ALA released its 18th annual “State of the Air” report, which found there’s been a “major improvement” in the nation’s overall air quality, crediting it to the success of the Clean Air Act in controlling pollution. Despite continued progress, however, a number of cities saw dangerous spikes in short-term particle pollution affected by climate change.

Roughly 125 million Americans — nearly 4 in 10 — continue to live in areas with dangerously high levels of pollution.

“This is simply unacceptable,” Harold Wimmer, ALA’s national president and CEO, said in a statement. “Everyone has a fundamental right to breathe healthy air. Our nation’s leaders must do more to protect the health of all Americans.”

The report, which covers data collected from 2013 to 2015, measures both particle pollution ― the tiny solid and liquid particles found in the air ― and ozone pollution, which is created when emissions from cars, power plants and other sources are exposed to sunlight. These widespread pollutants are associated with early death and a host of health problems, including cancer, asthma and developmental, reproductive and cardiovascular harm.

Along with providing a comprehensive look at the air Americans breathe, the 2017 report urges President Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt and certain congressional lawmakers — who have acted quickly to roll back a number of key environmental protections — to support efforts to improve air quality, including fighting climate change by reducing carbon emissions from power plants.

Of course, that message may fall on deaf ears. TrumpPruitt and many Republican lawmakers have denied the science of climate change. And late last month, surrounded by coal miners, the president signed an executive order to undo much of what his predecessor had done to rein in greenhouse gas emissions.

The new “report card” finds 125 million people, 39 percent of the population, live in 204 counties where they are exposed to high levels of either ozone or particle pollution. Although shocking, that’s roughly 25 percent fewer people than during the three-year cycle covered by last year’s report. (The 2016 report found 52 percent of the population, or 166 million Americans, were living in the 418 counties where they’re exposed to unhealthy levels.)

Janice Nolen, ALA’s vice president for national policy, told The Huffington Post that part of the decline is because 2012, a year with particularly high levels of pollution, is no longer in the three-year cycle covered by the report. But that’s not to downplay the continued improvement in air quality happening around the country. 

“One of the great things about doing this report for 18 years is we’ve seen the progress, especially in ozone,” Nolen said.

Twenty of the 25 cities with the worst ozone pollution saw a reduction in the number of high-ozone days, according to the findings. Furthermore, 15 of the top 25 cities most polluted by year-long particle pollution saw reduced levels. 

For short-term particle pollution, however, 15 of the 25 most-polluted cities tallied more days with spiked levels, a finding Nolen called concerning. Short-term particle pollution results from weather events like drought and wildfires, often made worse by climate change.

More than 18 million people live with unhealthy levels of all three — down roughly 10 percent from last year’s report. 

“The ‘State of the Air 2017’ report adds to the evidence that a changing climate [is] making it harder to protect human health,” the report reads. 

As has been the case in recent years, California dominated all three Top 10 lists for pollution.

Top 10 U.S. Cities Most Polluted by Short-Term Particle Pollution:

  1. Bakersfield, California
  2. Visalia-Porterville-Hanford, California
  3. Fresno-Madera, California
  4. Modesto-Merced, California
  5. Fairbanks, Alabama
  6. San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, California
  7. Salt Lake City-Provo-Orem, Utah
  8. Logan, Utah-Idaho
  9. Los Angeles-Long Beach, California
  10. Reno-Carson City-Fernley, Nevada

Top 10 U.S. Cities Most Polluted by Year-Round Particle Pollution: 

  1. Visalia-Porterville-Hanford, California
  2. Bakersfield, California
  3. Fresno-Madera, California
  4. San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, California
  5. Los Angeles-Long Beach, California
  6. Modesto-Merced, California
  7. El Centro, California
  8. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania/New Castle, Ohio/Weirton, West Virginia
  9. Cleveland-Akron-Canton, Ohio
  10. San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, California

Top 10 Most Ozone-Polluted Cities:

  1. Los Angeles-Long Beach, California
  2. Bakersfield, California
  3. Fresno-Madera, California
  4. Visalia-Porterville-Hanford, California
  5. Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Arizona
  6. Modesto-Merced, California
  7. San Diego-Carlsbad, California
  8. Sacramento-Roseville, California
  9. New York-Newark, N.Y.–N.J.-Conn.-Pa.
  10. Las Vegas, Nevada/Henderson, Arizona

Six U.S. cities recorded not a single day of unhealthy ozone or particle pollution, earning a spot on the report’s list of cleanest U.S. cities. 

Top Cleanest U.S. Cities (listed in alphabetical order):

  1. Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont
  2. Cape Coral-Fort Myers-Naples, Florida
  3. Elmira-Corning, New York
  4. Honolulu, Hawaii
  5. Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida
  6. Wilmington, North Carolina

Nolen told HuffPost there’s been a shift in where the worst pollution problems are occurring. As actions have been taken to clean up coal-fired power plants and reduce vehicle emissions, air quality in the eastern half of the United States has largely improved, with a number of cities falling down, or even off, the list. In contrast, states in the West, plagued by wildfire smoke, have tallied worse air quality grades. 

“We are concerned when we see steps by the [Trump] administration, for example, to try to weaken or roll back steps to reduce emissions from oil and gas,” Nolen said, adding that those tools are needed “to reduce the pollution that’s coming from some of the sources that still continue.” 

The larger message for the Trump administration, Nolen added, is the Clean Air Act is working to improve air quality.

“We want to make sure the administration knows that and understands that,” she said. “It is crucial that we have the Clean Air Act in place — working strong and enforced and funded — in order to make it happen.”

The ALA report urges Trump, Pruitt and other government leaders to “stand up for public health.” It also takes issue with a number of the administration’s actions, including rolling back the Clean Power Plan and a proposed 31 percent cut to the EPA’s budget, and vows to fight for reductions in carbon dioxide emissions.

Much like his boss, Pruitt is no environmental steward. As attorney general of Oklahoma, Pruitt sued the EPA more than a dozen times, including to overturn rules limiting air pollution from power plants. 

Last week, during a visit to a Pennsylvania coal mine that was recently fined for violating environmental laws, Pruitt dismissed concerns from environmentalists who he said think that in a push to increase coal, oil and gas production, he and others are “compromising outcomes with respect to our environment.” 

“Let’s look and think what the past administration achieved,” he said. “Almost 140 million people in this country live in non-compliance right now with respect to air quality.” 

“We’re going to improve the environment in this country, protect our water, protect our air, but at the same time do it the American way — grow jobs, and show the world we can achieve it,” he added.

Of course, what Pruitt fails to recognize is that were it not for the Clean Air Act and other regulations, many more Americans would be breathing filthy air. 

View the full 2017 “State of the Air” report here

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Mike Huckabee Just Spent A Morning Yelling At Comcast On Twitter

Mike Huckabee may have accidentally discovered the true meaning of Twitter. 

Until now, the former Arkansas governor had been known for utilizing the platform to make “jokes” so bad not even comic Patton Oswalt could save them. But on Monday, Huckabee used Twitter much like many others: He complained about Comcast.

Here are his tweets: 

That crack about former President Barack Obama caught Comcast’s attention:

Although Comcast’s efforts seemed to mollify Huckabee, he couldn’t resist one last crack: 

Huckabee has used Twitter for customer service before. Earlier this month, he fired off a series of tweets blasting American Airlines, including this one: 

He said that the problems at the airline were why he chooses to fly Delta: 

Days later, Delta became his target: 

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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.

Muslim Woman Runs Boston Marathon To Raise Money For Refugees

After months of training and fundraising, Rahaf Khatib has crossed the finish line at the Boston Marathon.

The runner, who was the first Muslim woman to wear a headscarf on the cover of an American health or fitness magazine, completed the race in about 5 hours and 13 minutes on Monday, according to unofficial results from the 2017 Boston Marathon website.

It’s not only a victory for Khatib ― this was the runner’s seventh marathon ― but also a triumph for Syrian refugees. 

Khatib, who comes from a family of Syrian immigrants, used the race as an opportunity to help refugees who have resettled in her home state of Michigan. The athlete managed to raise $ 16,000 through the race for the Syrian American Rescue Network, a Michigan-based nonprofit that helps refugees adjust to life in America.

In a pre-race Instagram post, Khatib revealed that she was “tossing and turning all night” before the race. But, she wrote, she knows “God brought me here for a reason.”

“I’m honored and thrilled and know this will be an incredible experience inshallah [God willing].”

Monday’s race put her halfway toward achieving her ultimate goal of competing in all six of the world’s largest and most renowned marathons. She has previously run the Berlin and Chicago marathons. 

Khatib was born in Damascus, Syria, and later came to the United States with her family. She started running five years ago and has developed a following through her Instagram account, @runlikeahijabi, where she inspires Muslim women to get active.

In an interview with The Huffington Post earlier this year, Khatib said that she believed the chance to compete in the Boston Marathon was sent to her from God.

“I want to make an impact on the Ummah [the worldwide Muslim community], no matter how small, it’s my way of giving back to society and humanity,” she said. 

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That GOP ‘Middle Class’ Tax Cut Might Be A Big Fat Trojan Horse For The Rich

WASHINGTON ― If taxpayers are looking for someone to blame for federal deficits and the state of the U.S. tax code as the filing deadline approaches, a good place to start might be the mirror.

For decades, politicians from both parties have told Americans their federal taxes are too high, or even that they’ve been increasing. For their part, voters have been eager to believe them, making the promise of a “middle-class tax cut” a perennial campaign favorite.

President Donald Trump talked about it on the trail, and again last week: “The middle class has just been taken advantage of in this country for so many years,” he told Fox Business.

Yet for decades, that underlying premise has been wrong: Americans at almost every income level are paying a smaller percentage of their salaries in federal taxes than they were 10, 20 even 30 years ago.

Only the richest one-fifth of households are paying a higher percentage in federal taxes than they were a decade or two ago, and that’s only because of increases passed under former President Barack Obama to pay for his signature health care law.

Meaning that for liberals who support the idea of a progressive income tax ― one that imposes higher rates on the wealthy ― the promise of a middle-class tax reduction as part of a coming “tax reform” package could actually be a Trojan horse. Given House Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) longtime desire to lower the top rates, any reduction for middle and lower-income taxpayers would almost certainly be dwarfed by savings for the wealthiest.

“They keep saying: There are not going to be any tax cuts for the rich. Yeah, right,” said Roberton Williamson, with the liberal-leaning Tax Policy Center.

“It’s almost became a religious belief, a religious cult. Tax cuts are an elixir for everything. They are always good,” said Norman Ornstein, of the conservative-leaning American Enterprise Institute, who in recent years has grown critical of congressional Republicans. “And the lowest rates are best for the richest, since they drive the economy. Evidence is not a part of this.”

While supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) may disagree, the tax code today already leans heavily on the country’s wealthy. The richest 1 percent of households in the nation pays 25 percent of all federal taxes. That includes personal income tax, payroll taxes, corporate income taxes and excise taxes – according to a 2016 analysis by the Congressional Budget Office.

The richest one-fifth ― whose average income in 2013, the latest year available in the CBO report, was $ 265,000 ― paid 69 percent of all federal taxes collected by the U.S. Treasury that year.

The middle 20 percent ― whose average household income was $ 69,700 ― paid 9 percent of all federal taxes.

That share of the total burden worked out to an average federal tax rate of 12.8 percent in 2013, compared with 13.6 percent in 2003, 17.2 percent in 1993, and 17.5 percent in 1983 ― immediately after President Ronald Reagan’s big first-term tax cuts.

That overall tax reduction is similar to other income groups: The poorest 20 percent saw their average federal tax rate drop from 8.7 percent in 1983 to 3.3 percent in 2013. The next one-fifth of households saw their federal tax rate drop from 12.8 percent to 8.4 percent.

Only the wealthiest one-fifth saw their average federal rate go up, from 23.8 percent in 1983 to 26.3 percent in 2013 ― but that was only because of tax increases under Obama following his re-election. That group’s tax rate had been 23.9 percent in 2012.

“We basically have had a downward ratchet, and haven’t raised taxes on the vast majority of people since the 1980s,” said Jason Furman, chairman of Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers during his second term.

It’s almost became a religious belief, a religious cult. Tax cuts are an elixir for everything. They are always good.
Norman Ornstein, American Enterprise Institute

Unlike Republicans’ push to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, which Democrats uniformly oppose, the idea of tax “reform” is one that could gain some Democratic support.

After all, the tax code and the Internal Revenue Service that administers it are almost uniformly disliked. Arguments to make tax law simpler and fairer sound attractive on their face ― a fact the Trump White House and its allies are counting on.

“Many Democrats have reached out to say that they want to help on this process too. They recognize it’s been 30 years since significant tax reform was done,” White House legislative affairs director Marc Short said recently. “I think there will be bipartisan interest to work on tax reform.”

Yet if Democrats do wind up agreeing to work for a tax package with the shared goal of “closing loopholes” and simplifying the code, they could inadvertently wind up with a system far less progressive in its structure than the existing one,

“Trump is very good at shiny, symbolic gestures,” said Harry Stein, director of fiscal policy at the liberal Center for American Progress. “And this is something progressives are going to have to watch for in tax reform.”

Even the idea of eliminating the many dozens of deductions and credits with the promise of ending giveaways to the well-connected ignores that most of the biggest deductions and credits are those that benefit the average taxpayer, not a particular special interest.

The biggest of the “tax expenditures,” as Congress’ Joint Committee on Taxation calls them, lets employers deduct health insurance premiums for their workers as a business expense. That alone costs the U.S. Treasury $ 220 billion a year. Eliminating it would make health insurance more expensive for every single American who gets it as an employee benefit.

The second-biggest tax break comes from something most homeowners don’t even realize they’re getting. The ability to live in one’s home rent-free may not seem like a tax break ― but it offers homeowners a substantial tax advantage over renters. Monthly rent payments are treated as taxable income by landlords, and that extra cost is built into the rent. Meanwhile, the so-called “imputed income” of not having to pay yourself rent to live in your home goes untaxed by the IRS. The price tag in uncollected revenue: $ 105 billion a year, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation.

That total does not include the deduction for mortgage interest on those homes ― worth $ 68 billion ― and local property taxes on those homes ― an additional $ 36 billion.

Letting taxpayers deduct their state and local income taxes from their federal taxes costs the treasury $ 55 billion. Charitable deductions cost $ 59 billion.

In contrast, the tax breaks politicians typically point to as abuses are significantly smaller. The “carried interest” loophole that lets some investment managers pay a reduced rate on their income costs the treasury about $ 2 billion a year. The “corporate jet” loophole costs the treasury $ 300 million a year.

“That is where good analysis is so important,” Stein said, adding that Democrats should not get snookered into agreeing to a deal that closes a few loopholes, but winds up giving the wealthy much more valuable rate reductions in exchange. “There are provisions that are important, but do not have as much value.”

Americans at almost every income level are paying a smaller percentage of their salaries in federal taxes than they were 10, 20 even 30 years ago.

The current tax code, of course, did not become complicated one day by itself. Each deduction, each credit, was passed either on its own, or as part of a package by Congress and then approved by the president at the time.

Chris Edwards, with the libertarian Cato Institute, said a fair number of those benefit specific, small constituencies, and only passed because lawmakers traded votes with each other. “It’s mostly the result of log-rolling,” he said. “Congress often passes laws that do not reflect the interests of the American public.”

But while some of the breaks are industry-specific with dubious public policy benefit, many were passed to encourage what was considered a desirable social objective.

Parents, for example, benefit from $ 24 billion in credits for having minor children, and $ 5 billion in credits for day care expenses. Owners of clean-fuel cars get credits totaling $ 670 million. Investors in “clean coal” plants benefit from $ 400 million a year. Employers and employees putting money into retirement plans get a number of big-dollar breaks: $ 65 billion for employer-sponsored plans, $ 31 billion for self-employed plans, and $ 17 billion for those putting money into IRAs.

Other breaks go to taxpayers facing particular challenges. Benefits flowing to disabled coal miners are not taxed, costing the treasury $ 20 million a year. Blind taxpayers get a break that costs the government $ 40 million.

Those keen on cleaning up the tax code will be faced with justifying the elimination of tax breaks for the blind, or the disabled. Or explaining why ending incentives to save for retirement makes sense in the long run.

In other words: Tax reformers will face the exact issues that led to the passage of those tax breaks and credits in the first place.

And while some tax economists argue that the code should not be the place to effect government policy, doing so offers some advantages. Creating a government program to help parents with child care, for instance, would mean administering it, adding to the bureaucracy. Offering tax credits brings the same result, but much less intrusively, said the American Enterprise Institute’s Ornstein.

“If you don’t like government bureaucracies, or if you believe the better, less obtrusive way to do so is through the tax code, then you should do more of it,” he said.

Tax cuts and tax reform has been the singular glue holding the Republican Party since Newt Gingrich became speaker of the House. They have to deliver.
Chris Edwards, Cato Institue

But for advocates of simplifying the tax code and lowering rates, the current environment, with Republicans running both chambers of Congress and Trump in the White House, offers the best opportunity in decades for getting anything done.

“Tax cuts and tax reform has been the singular glue holding the Republican Party since Newt Gingrich became speaker of the House,” said the Cato Institute’s Edwards. “Whatever they pass, he’ll sign.”

That knowledge, proponents of a progressive tax structure warn, should keep lawmakers who don’t want to see a plan skewed in favor of the wealthy on their guard.

Furman said that Democrats who want to close loopholes that would truly make the code fairer could push to end preferential treatment for capital gains and dividends, which combined currently cost the Treasury $ 122 billion a year. That would revert the code to how it was following the 1986 tax reform under Reagan, when “unearned” income was taxed identically to wage income.

That differential tax treatment disproportionately benefits the wealthiest, who own the most assets that generate that kind of income. Eliminating that break could also start making up for the dramatic increase in income and wealth the richest one-fifth have enjoyed ― and only the richest one-fifth ― since Reagan’s tax cuts.

“Whatever you thought progressivity should have been 30 years ago, you should think it should be more so now,” Furman said.

But with Republicans ― and some Democrats ― not at all likely to go along with that, Furman said a small step that would actually encourage more efficient investments in the economy would be to tax capital gains every year, rather than only when the asset is sold. That would end the incentive to hold onto underperforming stocks merely to avoid taxes in any given year, Furman said.

In any event, said Stein from the Center for American Progress, Democrats need to pay attention and sweat the details of anything Trump and congressional Republicans offer as they unroll their tax-reform plans in the coming weeks.

“If you like the tax system being progressive, we need to make sure that we’re not doing anything to give rich people and corporations more ways of not paying taxes,” Stein said.

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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.

Prince Harry Reveals How Counseling Helped Him Cope With Diana’s Death

In a surprisingly candid interview, Britain’s Prince Harry has revealed his struggles in the wake of Princess Diana’s death in 1997.

The 32-year-old prince told The Telegraph that his way of dealing with his mother’s sudden death in a car accident in Paris was to simply shut down his emotions.

“I can safely say that losing my mum at the age of 12, and therefore shutting down all of my emotions for the last 20 years, has had a quite serious effect on not only my personal life but my work as well,” said Harry.

He added: “My way of dealing with it was sticking my head in the sand, refusing to ever think about my mum because why would that help? It’s only going to make you sad. It’s not going to bring her back.”

By the time he was in his 20s, Harry said he felt like he was going to explode.

“I have probably been very close to a complete breakdown on numerous occasions when all sorts of grief and sort of lies and misconceptions and everything are coming to you from every angle,” he said.

Harry spoke about his experiences as part of The Telegraph’s series of “Mad World” podcasts about how people grapple with mental health issues. The prince participated in order to battle the stigma surrounding opening up about personal problems and to encourage people to get help.

Harry and his brother and sister-in-law, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, have also set up the charity Heads Together to promote mental health.

Harry gained a reputation known as the wild brother, particularly after photos of his nude hijinks in a Las Vegas hotel room came to light in 2012. But now he’s involved in numerous charitable projects such as supporting the Invictus Games for wounded warriors, working to eliminate hidden land mines, encouraging HIV testing and helping to save elephants in Africa.

As for his emotional struggles, including two years of “total chaos,” Harry said he finally sought counseling at the age of 28 and started opening up about his feelings. He also said boxing lessons helped after he came very close to “punching someone.” Now, he’s in a “good place.”

Harry encouraged others to learn from his struggles.

“The experience I have had is that once you start talking about it, you realize that actually you’re part of quite a big club,” he said.

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Melissa McCarthy Is Easter Spicey, The Apologizing Easter Bunny

Sean Spicer had a terrible week, but Melissa McCarthy is here to make it all better.

The actress reprised her role as the White House Press Secretary on “Saturday Night Live,” only this time, she played Easter Spicey, the apologizing Easter Bunny.

During a mock-up of the White House’s Easter Egg Roll, McCarthy as Spicer apologized for claiming that Adolf Hitler had never used chemical weapons and for calling concentration camps “Holocaust centers.”

“Everybody shut up so I can apologize,” McCarthy yelled to the press in a white furry suit. “Yes, you all got your wish this week, didn’t you? … I clearly meant to say ‘concentration clubs,’ OK?”

McCarthy also bashed United during the press conference by referencing their recent handling of a bloodied passenger who was dragged off a plane.

“I would also like you to know that I am sensitive to the fact that they were sent there on trains,” she said. “Hey, at least they didn’t have to fly United, am I right?”

McCarthy’s bunny suit was a nod to Spicer’s old gig as the Easter Bunny for President George W. Bush’s Easter Egg Roll, but that wasn’t the only prop she used. The actress pulled out “Veggie Tales” hand puppets to explain Passover and, per usual, most of it was based on alternative facts.

McCarthy closed the skit with a very ominous warning. Then, she destroyed the set.

“Spicey’s got to hippity hop and deliver these eggs,” she said. “And everybody, just eat as much candy as you want because this is probably our last Easter on earth.”

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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.

Smoking Will Kill 200 Million In China This Century, Report Says

Habitual smoking in China is set to kill more than 200 million people this century, a new report from the World Health Organization and United Nations Development Program said.

The deaths will come from primarily poor areas of the country, “unless critical steps are taken to reduce China’s dependency on tobacco,” the report,   released Friday, said.

Those steps could be difficult in a country that is also the world’s largest producer and consumer of tobacco, according to WHO. Forty-four percent of the world’s cigarettes are smoked in China, and the profits show. In 2015, the smoking industry in China recorded $ 160 billion in revenue, according to Agence France-Presse.

Dr. Bernhard Schwartländer, China’s WHO representative, said there needs to be more smoke-free policies across the country.

“If nothing is done to reduce these numbers and introduce more progressive policies, the consequences could be devastating not just for the health of people across the country, but also for China’s economy as a whole,” Schwartländer said. 

Cigarettes have become increasingly more affordable, according to the report. A 50 percent tax increase on cigarettes could see 47 million fewer male smokers and 20 million fewer premature deaths over 50 years. 

“Raising tobacco taxes is one of the most cost-effective measures to reduce tobacco consumption, while also generating substantial revenue for health and other essential programs – investments that ultimately benefit the entire population,” said Bert Hofman, World Bank Country Director for China, Mongolia and Korea, in the WHO press release. 

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Trump To Speak At NRA Convention — First President In 34 Years To Do So

Donald Trump has agreed to speak at the National Rifle Association’s upcoming annual convention in Atlanta, the organization has announced.

The NRA endorsed Trump for president last May and poured money into his campaign after he addressed the forum last year. Trump frequently spoke out in support of the right to carry guns and against “gun-free zones” on the campaign trail. At one point, he urged “Second Amendment people” to do something about Hillary Clinton — a call many viewed as urging violence against his rival, which he denied.

“If she gets to pick her judges ― nothing you can do, folks,” Trump said at a North Carolina rally last August, after suggesting Clinton would destroy gun rights. “Although, the Second Amendment people. Maybe there is. I don’t know.”

Trump’s Supreme Court judge Neil Gorsuch is a staunch backer of the Second Amendment. The president has also been hacking away at gun restrictions, most notably signing a law eliminating an Obama administration background check requirement aimed at blocking gun sales to certain mentally ill people.

The NRA is over the moon about Trump’s appearance on April 28.

“The NRA is honored to have the president address our annual meeting at the leadership forum,” spokeswoman Jennifer Baker told Bloomberg. “We’re excited to once again have a president who respects the Second Amendment.”

Trump’s son, Donald Jr., a big game hunter, is also a darling of the NRA. He headed up his father’s Second Amendment Coalition advisory group. He’s behind a current push to ease restrictions on the sale of silencers.

Trump is the first president to address the NRA’s leadership forum since Ronald Reagan did so 34 years ago. Dick Cheney spoke at the convention in 2004 when he was vice president. George H.W. Bush dropped his NRA membership in 1995 after an organization letter described some federal agents as “jack-booted thugs,” Bloomberg noted.

Trump’s secretary of the interior, Ryan Zinke, is also expected to speak at the forum, as are Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), according to the NRA website.

The convention, expected to be attended by some 80,000 people, will run from April 27-30. April 28 is the last day of government funding under the current spending bill. The government faces a partial shutdown if Congress doesn’t pass a new spending measure by then, and things could be tense back in Washington.

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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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Golden Gate Bridge Finally Getting A Suicide Barrier

After years of debate over how to save lives while still protecting the beauty of an iconic structure, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge is finally getting a suicide barrier.

An estimated 1,500 people have jumped to their deaths from the span in its 80 years of existence. In 2016 alone, 39 people leaped from the bridge and died. Bridge patrol officers stopped an additional 184 people they believed were at risk of suicide. A handful of people have survived the plunge into the water.

The barrier, planned for completion in 2021 at a cost of $ 204 million in local and federal funds, will be a stainless-steel gray net running beneath the span for 1.7-miles on both sides, according to Golden Gate Bridge Highway And Transportation District plans. It will be suspended 20 feet below the bridge, and will extend 20 feet over the water. It won’t be visible to drivers.

The net could catch jumpers, but the hope is that it will be enough of a deterrent to keep people from even attempting suicide.

Politicians, city officials and several relatives and friends of people who jumped to their deaths attended a ceremony on Thursday marking the start of the project. 

Kevin Hines, who survived a jump in 2000, was on hand to talk about his “instant regret” — too late, he feared at the time. “At the millisecond my hands left that rail, I had an instant reaction because the thought of suicide is different from the action,” Hines told ABC-7 TV.

Studies have shown that most people stopped from a suicide attempt on the bridge are unlikely to try again. A 1978 study of attempted suicides at the Golden Gate Bridge found that 90 percent of those prevented from jumping did not later die by suicide or other violent means.

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Democrats In Illinois Just Unseated A Whole Bunch Of Republicans

WASHINGTON ― In a spate of local elections last week in Illinois, Democrats picked up seats in places they’ve never won before.

The city of Kankakee elected its first African-American, Democratic mayor. West Deerfield Township will be led entirely by Democrats for the first time. Elgin Township voted for “a complete changeover,” flipping to an all-Democratic board. Normal Township elected Democratic supervisors and trustees to run its board ― the first time in more than 100 years that a single Democrat has held a seat.

“We had a pretty good day,” said Dan Kovats, executive director of the Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association. “We won in areas we normally would win, but we also won in areas Republicans never expected us to be competitive in. They were caught flat-footed.”

These may seem like relatively small victories ― we’re talking about municipal races in towns with tens of thousands of people ― but they fit with a broader pattern that should have Republicans on edge ahead of the 2018 elections: Progressive grassroots activism, exploding with energy since President Donald Trump’s win in November, is fueling Democratic gains in GOP strongholds.

This week, a Democratic congressional candidate in Kansas nearly pulled off a shocking win in a heavily Republican district. In Georgia, 30-year-old Democratic newcomer Jon Ossoff is outpacing his GOP rivals in a race to replace former Rep. Tom Price. The seat has long been Republican and was once held by former Speaker Newt Gingrich. These races come after a Democratic state Senate candidate in Delaware, buoyed by anti-Trump activism, annihilated her GOP challenger in an election that’s traditionally been close.

In the case of Illinois, a number of Democrats who just won got a boost from a program launched by Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.) called Build The Bench. It’s an all-day boot camp that offers nuts-and-bolts details for running a successful campaign. Bustos came up with the idea last year when she noticed a dearth of new Democratic candidates for Congress, and decided the best way to help build up her party’s ranks was at the local level.

She’s held two boot camps in her district so far ― The Huffington Post attended one of them in March ― and she’s already seeing tremendous payoff. Twelve Build The Bench alumni ran for local seats in this election cycle, and eight of them won. A ninth alum, Rita Ali, is currently down by one vote in her race for Peoria City Council.

“I am incredibly proud that the majority of our graduates who were on the ballot in April municipal elections won their races,” said Bustos. “If we want to be successful in the heartland, we need to connect Democratic candidates for office at all levels with the best practices, skills and expertise needed to run winning campaigns.”

We won in areas we normally would win, but we also won in areas Republicans never expected us to be competitive in. They were caught flat-footed.
Dan Kovats, executive director of the Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association

Chemberly Cummings and Arlene Hosea are among the Build The Bench alumni who recently won races. They both made history by becoming the first black members of Normal Town Council and Normal Township Trustee, respectively. That is no small feat in a predominately white, Republican region of the state.

“There’s this concept in Bloomington-Normal that everybody is conservative,” said Cummings, a 34-year-old State Farm employee. “But we are a group of people who are actually concerned about the issues in our community. I also think … when you have the representative of a party who is negative, I think you’ll start to see some things change. Nobody wants to be associated with something negative. They want to be associated with the positive.”

Hosea, a 57-year-old former Illinois State University employee, came out of retirement to run for her seat. She hadn’t planned on going into politics, but was deeply affected by Trump’s divisive tone all last year. 

“I am a descendent of slavery,” she said. “I saw and heard on the campaign trail so much awful rhetoric. My mom is still alive, she’s 90, and she faced racism through all of her childhood. I thought, ‘Arlene, you have to do more. You have to be the change that you want to see.’”

As someone born and raised in the area, Hosea said she takes pride in being able to give back to her town’s next generation. She got choked up thinking about how far she and her family have come, recalling how her mom lived through Jim Crow in the South and once watched the Ku Klux Klan drag her uncle out of the house and “almost beat him to death” in front of her when she was a child.

“Even if it’s just my seat at the table, they get to see me at that table. I have a voice,” Hosea said, her voice cracking. “In this community, no one has done it. So, it’s time.”

Of course, not everyone can win their first campaign. Jodie Slothower, a Build The Bench attendee who HuffPost met in March, lost her race for Normal Township clerk. She is disappointed, of course, but she’s already onto her next project: fueling the progressive momentum to oust more Republicans, like Rep. Rodney Davis (Ill.). She started a grassroots mobilization group in November, Voices of Reason, and it’s up to 2,000 members.

“We have events planned all the way through August,” Slothower said. “We’re going to keep up the pressure on the congressman. We’re figuring out how to take what we’ve learned here and bring it to other communities. We have a lot of work to 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.

Democrats Say They Will Fight Trump Over Health Insurance Subsidies

Get ready for another big congressional fight over Obamacare.

The flashpoint this time is a key funding stream for the program ― one that subsidizes insurers so they can offer low-income consumers plans with reduced out-of-pocket expenses.

President Donald Trump suggested in a Wednesday Wall Street Journal interview that he and other Republicans might cut off the funds. Now Democrats are saying they’ll fight this by demanding that Congress include the money as part of a spending bill that is supposed to keep the government running past April.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) “will be pushing hard for it as part of the negotiations,” a senior Democratic leadership aide told The Huffington Post.

An aide to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that the issue is her “top priority” in the negotiations.

The politics of the emerging conflict are complicated and unpredictable, and one possible outcome is an impasse that prevents the spending bill from passing. In other words, another government shutdown over Obamacare could be in the offing.

But the stakes in the fight are higher than normal, because withholding the money could throw insurance markets into disarray ― potentially unraveling insurance coverage for millions of people. In the Journal interview, Trump said he hoped that would motivate Democrats to negotiate with him over repeal.

Democrats, predictably, are having none of it. They say they are happy to talk about modifying the health care law ― but only if Republicans agree to leave the bulk of the coverage expansion in place, and only if Trump stops trying to sabotage the law.

The payments in question ― so-called cost-sharing reductions, or CSRs ― reimburse insurers for providing more generous coverage to consumers with incomes below 250 percent of the poverty line. That’s $ 61,500 for a family of four.

The 2010 Affordable Care Act instructs the federal government to make these payments, but it does not actually appropriate the money. The Obama administration paid the money anyway, saying it had legal authority to do so. House Republicans then launched a lawsuit over the payments.

Last year, a federal district court ruled the payments unconstitutional but also stayed the decision, assuming the Obama administration would appeal ― which it did.

As long as the decision is stayed, the federal government can continue to pay the money. But the Trump administration hasn’t indicated whether it will keep the Obama administration appeal going. That’s rattled insurers, who are busy calculating rates for next year ― and, in some cases, deciding whether to keep offering exchange coverage at all.

If the money were to vanish, insurers couldn’t simply stop offering the plans with the reduced cost-sharing. Instead, they’d be required by law to keep offering them ― and to account for the extra expense by raising premiums for everyone.

Doing so would likely mean raising premiums for the typical plan by 19 percent, according to an analysis by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Realistically, many of the insurers ― still recovering from losses they incurred in the Affordable Care Act’s early years and uncertain about the program’s future ― would drop out altogether.

An increasingly vocal chorus of interest groups, including everybody from the American Medical Association to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, have been calling on the president and Congress to address the issue ― ideally, with a permanent solution. One way to do that would be to appropriate the money for the next few years, or maybe indefinitely.

The coming spending bill would be an obvious place to try that, because, unlike most of the bills that go through the House these days, it will probably end up passing with a combination of Democratic and Republican votes ― over the objections of the most conservative members.

Lawmakers wouldn’t even have to find offsetting revenue or spending cuts, because the official budget baseline, from the Congressional Budget Office, anticipates the money (roughly $ 7 to $ 8 billion for next year) being spent.

Key House Republicans have already said they would like the money to keep flowing, their objections to Obamacare notwithstanding.

“I will do everything I can to make sure the cost-sharing reduction payments get made, especially this year, where they were promised by the federal government under the contracts,” Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, told Bloomberg News last month. “That’s an obligation not only to insurers but also to the people who took on those plans. We cannot leave them high and dry.”

But that was before Trump made his statements about withholding the subsidies ― and it’s not clear what House Republicans will do if Trump decides to oppose the funding strongly.

“We continue to work with the Trump administration to evaluate the options in front of us,” AshLee Strong, spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), said on Thursday.

CORRECTION: Chuck Schumer is the Senate minority leader, not the majority leader.

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Keith Olbermann Calls Out Trump: ‘You Are A Jackass’

Keith Olbermann has some blunt words for President Donald Trump.

In the latest episode of “The Resistance,” his web series for GQ, Olbermann called Trump a “jackass” 27 times, and even referred to him as “President Jackass.” 

But Olbermann’s criticisms weren’t limited to the president. He also went after “schlockmeister” Ivanka Trump and “nitwit son-in-law” Jared Kushner, who he described as a “triumph of double nepotism.”

See Olbermann’s full takedown of Team Trump in the clip above. 

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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.

49 Photos That Show What Autism Looks Like

“Worry,” “fear,” “chaos,” “exhaustion,” “hope,” “love.” These are some of the many words parents of kids with autism spectrum disorder use to describe their reality. 

In honor of Autism Awareness Month, we asked the HuffPost Parents Facebook community to share what autism looks like in their families. While no two stories are identical, these parents wish for what everyone wants for their children: acceptance and joy.

Keep scrolling to see what autism looks like and read what it means for nearly 50 different families. 

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Americans Need To Know Trump’s Endgame For Syria, Duckworth Tells Constituents

PALATINE, Ill. ― Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) challenged President Donald Trump to state his administration’s “endgame” for military involvement in Syria following the U.S. military’s missile strike on a Syrian air field last week. 

Speaking to a full house of constituents at a town hall in the Chicago suburb of Palatine on Tuesday night, Duckworth was asked what was accomplished with the first direct assault on the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad and what the long-term strategy would be. 

Duckworth said that she wants to know, too ― and that Trump needs to provide those answers quickly. 

“The Trump administration needs to come forward and [state] its goal. Come forward and tell us the truth,” Duckworth responded. 

Following the town hall, constituents like Lisa Goranson, 58, and Sue Walton, 80, were troubled by Trump’s sudden shift on involvement in Syria. 

“It’s about the long term, not just the one time,” Walton said. 

“It’s like something just happened that the president didn’t define — and there’s no plan,” Goranson added. “What happens to the country after this?”

Trump’s administration thus far lacks a clear policy on Syria, and its actions have been murky in both their intent and legality.

Though Trump was critical of plans to attack Syria during President Barack Obama’s administration, he said he changed his mind after more than 70 Syrian civilians were killed in last week’s poison gas attack. The Trump administration later said the U.S. airstrike was retaliation for the gas attack, which was allegedly carried out by the Assad regime.  

Duckworth, however, was dubious about the administration’s rationale.  

“Why is it we retaliated when they hit innocent people with chemical weapons but not with barrel bombs?” she said of the Assad regime’s systematic use of barrel bombs on rebel-held towns throughout Syria’s ongoing civil war. 

The Trump administration has contradicted itself on what the U.S. policy is toward Syria: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday that there has been “no change,” but the Trump-appointed U.N. ambassador, Nikki Haley, indicated that Assad should be ousted. 

At the town hall, Duckworth agreed, calling Assad a “butcher” who needs to be removed, but she said the difficult but necessary answers must come from Trump’s White House.

“They need to say what their endgame is. Is it regime change? How many years of engagement? How many troops?” 

The answers should also be carefully considered, Duckworth warned.

“It is so easy to sound the drums of war. It is so much harder to keep peace,” said Duckworth, an Iraq War veteran who is among just four senators to have served in either Iraq or Afghanistan. 

“If our troops go to war and could use a broken-down helicopter pilot who walks with a limp and a cane, I will go,” added Duckworth, who lost her right leg and part of her left leg and injured her arm when her helicopter was shot down in Iraq in 2004. “But I will also be the first person to question why we’re doing that. I’m going to stand on that Senate floor and ask that tough question.”

Though Duckworth could not predict what the Trump administration would do regarding Syria, constituents at the town hall appeared pleased with her promise to push for accountability from the president and from her fellow members of Congress.

Other responses, including her call to reopen the borders to Syrian refugees, received cheers at the lively but polite town hall. Attendees ranged in age from elderly voters to a shy grade-school girl who asked Duckworth if it was fun to be a senator. (Duckworth’s response, in short: It’s complicated.)

If any Republican opponents showed up, they remained inconspicuous. The audience was overwhelmingly progressive and included grassroots activists, city-dwelling citizens concerned about gun control and women still donning pink hats from January’s Women’s March (Duckworth was a speaker at the Washington march). 

Tuesday’s event lacked the fireworks of other recent town halls, where members of Congress ― particularly Republican lawmakers who pledged to repeal the Affordable Care Act or otherwise supported Trump policies ― have faced off against angry constituents. 

Trump and his administration were frequent targets of criticism by Duckworth and attendees. Other concerns raised included environmental protection, immigration reform and calls for an independent investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election. 

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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.

7 Ways To Stress Less When It Comes To Your Finances

There’s no need to feel taxed during tax season! If you’re feeling the pressure, you’re not alone: almost 72 percent of Americans feel stressed about money. The good news is that there are lots of ways to proactively transform your mindset toward your budget, taxes, and all things finance related.

Investing in self care can do wonders for your bank account. That’s why we’ve partnered with H&R Block to outline seven effective steps to help take your financial stress down a notch. It’s all about taking the guesswork out of your finances so you can feel confident about building a strong financial future.

During tax season, fears about money can spike. Fortunately, H&R Block’s easy to use online Tax Solutions can help make your tax prep as painless as possible, with free online filing options tailored to your specific lifestyle and needs.

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Watchdogs Sue For White House Visitor Logs

A group of  watchdog organizations is suing the Department of Homeland Security for refusing to release visitor logs from the White House, as well as President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida and Trump Tower in Manhattan.

The suit, filed Monday in federal court in Manhattan, accuses the Secret Service, which maintains the logs, of breaking the law by refusing several Freedom of Information Act requests to provide the information. It demands that the logs immediately be made available. 

Visitor logs would provide important insight into people who may be seeking to curry favor with the president and his team. Former President Barack Obama began voluntarily releasing visitor logs in 2009 after similar lawsuits, and declared that “Americans have a right to know whose voices are being heard in the policymaking process.” By the time Obama left office, his administration had released nearly 6 million records.

Under the Obama policy, visitor records were to include names, dates, times and who was visited.  

The White House website where the logs had been available currently has no records. It shows a message that logs will be posted “on an ongoing basis, once they become available.” 

Eight senators wrote to Trump and Secret Service Deputy Director William Callahan last month requesting that the logs be released. “It would be a significant setback to efforts to give the public insight into who influences the White House if this policy were to be discontinued or limited,” the senators warned.

The suit was filed by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, the National Security Archive, researcher Kate Doyle, and the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University.

The Department of Homeland Security has commented on the suit.

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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.

Coke Hopes No One Notices All The Plastic Bottles Floating In The Ocean

After a recent controversial Pepsi ad incited outrage on the Internet, an advocacy group is calling on soda drinkers to express the same level of concern over the questionable environmental practices of the soft drink company’s biggest competitor, Coca-Cola.

A new report from Greenpeace UK calls out Coke on a number of points, including its excessive reliance on single-use plastic ― which is damaging to oceans and marine life. Greenpeace also criticized Coke, the world’s largest soft drink company, for its reluctance to set a new industry standard for incorporating recycled plastic into its packaging.

Coke told The Huffington Post in a statement that it’s doing more to tackle the issue of marine litter. But Greenpeace is eager to see the global company take more tangible steps to significantly reduce the amount of plastics it introduces into the environment.

If current pollution rates remain unchanged, there will be more plastic than fish (by weight) in the ocean by 2050. Coke won’t publicly release figures related to the amount of plastic bottles it produces, so Greenpeace conducted its own evaluation of the matter.

Greenpeace estimated that coke sells 108 to 128 billion plastic bottles every year, based on Coke’s annual sales figures of certain product lines and their proportion in the company’s overall packaging mix.

“Coca-Cola needs to accept responsibility for the damage its products are causing to the marine environment,” Greenpeace said in its report.

Coke said PET plastic ― the kind of plastic environmentalists want to see less of ― makes up 58 percent of its total packaging. While Coke’s bottles are recyclable, that’s not enough to prevent them from ending up in the oceans or to protect marine life from ingesting pieces of them.

Recyclable materials still find their way into bodies of water and landfills due to a lack of recycling infrastructure, consumers’ reluctance to recycle and other issues. 

Greenpeace says it wants to see Coke lead the way in the soft drink industry by using recycled plastic in its bottle production. That would reduce the amount of new bottles being made, and cut back on wasted materials. Currently, newly manufactured plastic is cheap, while recyclable plastic, due to a lack of demand, is pricy ― which is why companies aren’t eager to use it.

April Crow, Coke’s senior director of environment and sustainability, told HuffPost last month that the beverage company is making efforts to ramp up its usage of recycled materials when it’s “economically and physically feasible.”

Recycled plastic has been approved for regulatory food-grade use in 44 countries of the more than 200 where Coke operates. In those places, the company buys almost 20 percent of the recycled plastic available.

Coke hasn’t set any global targets for boosting recycled content across its product lines. The company’s European arm, however, has vowed to source two-fifths of its plastic bottle material from recycled or renewable sources by 2020.

Greenpeace also takes issue with the fact that Coke has significantly scaled back on an important green practice. According to the report, the amount of refillable containers it uses dropped from 31 percent of its global product packaging to 25 percent from 2008 to 2015.

“Rather than reducing the number of single-use plastic bottles it produces, Coke is investing in even more throwaway plastic,” Louise Edge, senior oceans campaigner at Greenpeace UK, said in a statement. “We’d love for Coke to come clean on its plastic footprint and provide detailed breakdowns of what it produces annually.”

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McCain: Trump Team ‘Partially To Blame’ For Syria Chemical Attack

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said he believes rhetoric from the Trump administration is “probably partially to blame” for Syria’s deadly chemical weapons attack on its civilians last week.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said just days before the attack that it would be up to the “Syrian people” to determine the “longer-term status” of President Bashar Assad, which may have signaled that Assad had nothing to fear from the U.S. 

On Sunday, McCain said of the comments: “I think it probably was partially to blame” for the attack. And now Tillerson is “saying basically the same thing — after kind of contradicting himself then saying the same thing,” McCain told “Face the Nation” on CBS Sunday.

McCain also said he does “not agree” with Tillerson’s stance that the U.S. needs to concentrate on ISIS before it can look at Assad’s position. McCain said it’s imperative now to have a clear, carefully devised strategy for Syrian action.

“I believe that the United States of America can address both at the same time,” McCain said. “We can walk and chew gum. We have the capability to do both.”

He added: “I think what the president did” launching an airstrike last Thursday against Syria in response to the chemical attack “was an excellent first step. Now it’s vitally important we develop a strategy, we put that strategy in motion, and we bring about peace in the region.”

The Trump administration appeared divided in statements Sunday over exactly what its Syria policy is now. Tillerson said the airstrike was a one-time response to the chemical weapons attack and did not signal a shift in American policy. But United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley said there can be no peace in Syria while Assad is in power.

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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.

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‘Thank You Scott’ Is ‘SNL’s’ Anthem For Lazy Armchair Activists

This week’s episode of “Saturday Night Live” shed light on an issue that everyone’s familiar with, but relatively few talk about: Armchair activism.

In a music video titled “Thank You Scott,” the cast of “SNL” dedicates a song to Scott, aka Louis C.K., a social justice Twitter warrior who is compelled to make a change in the world with the power of his laptop and the “share” button.

Whether it’s posting a news article to his Facebook while sitting on the toilet or changing his Twitter bio to read “Black Lives Matter,” Scott is indeed doing his very minimal part to somehow make the world a better place.

And, apparently, a lot of people were touched by the song’s message.

After the music video aired Saturday night, the people of Twitter (whom we can assume was the skit’s target audience) came to a disappointing realization: We are all Scott. 

Let’s celebrate the new anthem of slacktivism and pledge to do way more than sit on our couches and send out a tweet.

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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.

Cancer Taught Me To Live Like I’m Dying

 

Last year, I became one of the estimated 1,685,210 new cases of cancer to be diagnosed in 2016. Of that number, one out of three was projected to die from the disease. While the diagnosis and statistics are daunting at best, for me cancer became a lesson in how to live like I was dying, in how to embrace life in whatever form I was allowed.

Surgery and chemotherapy were fraught with unexpected complications and hospitalizations. I chose to share my diagnosis only with close friends, family and my managers at work. I did not rush to Facebook or Twitter to bemoan my state, because let’s face it, many people have it much worse. I didn’t want sympathy or sad-eyed glances. I wanted only to be normal once again, and that status could be found only in living normally.

Between chemotherapy treatments I returned to my job as a nurse, worked on my third novel, and tried to savor every special moment of every day. What I discovered is that every moment is extraordinary—especially if it might be your last—a last kiss, a last hello, a last glimpse of someone special, a final goodbye, and with those possibilities firmly in mind, I appreciated them all the more. There is magic in every moment and in so much around us. And the prospect of dying makes them that much richer.

The first lesson I learned was that it’s not all about me—well, it is, in a way—but then again, it isn’t. The world will get on nicely without me. The best any of us can hope for is to know that it mattered that we were here—that we somehow made a difference for someone somewhere, that we created a special moment, a special memory for someone to cherish. And every day, we have a chance to create those moments for ourselves and for someone else, and it may well start with a seemingly innocuous greeting.

A simple “how are you?” is not so simple anymore. Most people expect a quick nod of your head, not a long monologue on the state of your health, so for the most part, I respond in the way I’m expected to—I say I’m fine. Those closest to me might know otherwise, but there’s a kind of simple power in saying “I’m fine.” For that moment, I am fine, and I’ve learned that if I say it often enough, it becomes my truth, my mantra.

As the months wore on, and my stamina flagged, I tried to remember that the worst thing that can happen may turn out to be the best thing that can happen, for even the ordinary becomes extraordinary. Moments to cherish are everywhere. The perfect rose in your garden may well not be the only perfect rose in your day. There are roses everywhere. Perhaps it’s the older lady in line at the supermarket, bent and frail and fumbling for change and a smile, or maybe it’s a soft breeze that ruffles your hair and reminds you that you are alive, or perhaps, a ray of sun that warms your cheek.

The beauty in our days is most notable in the subtle—the crack in the sidewalk that brings you back to your childhood games, the far-away friend who calls, the smile of a perfect stranger. If we can see the miracle in the ordinary, we can live a little better and leave a sweet foot-print in out wake.

Cancer may have stolen a year of my life, but it gave me so much more, a life sentence rather than a death sentence, and an appreciation of all that is beautiful in life. I’ve learned the hardest lesson there is—how to live like I’m dying. And while I’m now in remission, the lessons I’ve learned will stay with me forever, and I wish that for all of you—a life filled with endless beauty and endless possibilities. Without the diagnosis of course.

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Bill Maher Blasts GOP Hypocrisy Over Strike On Syria

Bill Maher said Friday was a day to celebrate for Republicans.

The “Real Time” host said they’d gotten their two favorite things, “a right-wing asshole on the Supreme Court and (President Donald) Trump finally blowing shit up.”

He was referring to the Senate’s confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court and Thursday night’s U.S. military strike on a Syrian airfield in response to a chemical weapons attack allegedly ordered by Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime.

Maher then pointed out the hypocrisy of the Syria situation, given how in 2013 some 98 House Republicans signed a letter arguing that then President Barack Obama needed congressional approval to take action following a similar chemical attack. Trump, however, did not seek congressional authorization for Thursday’s strike.

“Obama was president then and that would have involved ‘bombing while black,’” quipped Maher.

Check out the full segment above.

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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.

Glennon Doyle Melton: White Feminism Must Be Intersectional, Or Else It Is Nothing

Giving a talk at OWN’s third annual “SuperSoul Sessions” speaker series at UCLA on Thursday, Momastery blogger and best-selling author Glennon Doyle Melton gave a talk about fear and pain. And in it, she had a special message for her fellow white feminists.

“So, I need to talk to the white women for a minute,” Melton began.

I know that many of us are feeling alone and ignored and threatened and abused. And we’re feeling like our bodies are being threatened and that our children’s education is at risk [and] that we can be grabbed at any minute, and that our degradation and our objectification and our discrimination has become normalized ― accepted in ways that are chilling. And this is painful…

But, what we need to remember is that this is just a TOUCH of the pain that so many marginalized people in this country have been feeling for ages: for black people and brown people and trans people and gay people and Muslim people and Native Americans and poor people.

“What sucks is that it took us being personally affected to finally show up,” Melton said of white women. “We cannot show up for the movement and say, ‘Here we are!’ until we say, ‘We are so damn sorry it took us so long.’”

What’s more, Melton added, white women must be inclusive when speaking out.

“We’d better not speak against misogyny if in the same breath we’re not also speaking against transphobia and homophobia and racism and classism and poverty,” she said. “This is one fight. It always has been.”

The generals of justice have always been and will always be the women of color.

Many white women have wondered “where to begin” in terms of standing up for these rights, she noted, going on: “You do not lead and you don’t ‘begin’ anything. The fight for civil rights is not new. We’re just new to it. The generals of justice have always been and will always be the women of color.”

What everyone can do, she continued, is take cues from women of color. 

“You learn about Shirley Chisholm and you learn about Maya Angelou and you learn and you learn and you learn. And then you learn about and you follow Ava DuVernay and Alicia Garza and Carmen Perez and Linda Sarsour,” Melton said. “You look at how they’re fighting and then you fight like they’re fighting. Because if our white feminism does not become intersectional then it will be nothing.”

Watch Melton’s speech in the clip above.

“SuperSoul Sessions” will be available to view for free (no authentication required) on the Watch OWN app and on WatchOWN.tv next month.

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Trump’s Talk Of Syria Humanitarian Concern Rings Hollow

WASHINGTON ― As President Donald Trump on Thursday night announced a military strike on Syria because of his deep concern for “beautiful babies” and other civilians killed in a chemical weapons attack this week, two legal battles continued over his efforts to keep Syrian children and their families out of the United States.

The president’s first ban on refugees and travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries is being litigated in a federal court in Seattle. His second attempted Muslim ban remains blocked by a federal judge in Hawaii, with an appeals court scheduled to hear the case in May.

Both executive orders halted the entry of refugees, and targeted Syrians in particular. The language of the orders echoed Trump’s campaign talk about the humanitarian crisis facing more than 20 million people from that country. In September, the then-candidate said denying U.S. entry to Syrian refugees is “a matter of terrorism” and “a matter of quality of life.”

Since his inauguration, Trump has repeatedly spread lies about refugee-related problems in Sweden. And his administration has tried to mislead the public on the number of refugees being investigated on terror charges. The Washington Post rated Trump’s talking point on the issue “highly misleading” last month.

After a U.S. intelligence analysis suggested that Syrian President Bashar Assad used the banned chemical weapon sarin in an attack on an opposition-held village on Tuesday, Trump spoke multiple times about children and other civilians who were affected. 

“Assad choked out the lives of helpless men, women and children. It was a slow and brutal death for so many. Even beautiful babies were cruelly murdered at this very barbaric attack,” Trump said after launching the strike Thursday night. “No child of God should ever suffer such horror.”

The White House confirmed after the attack that Trump has not altered his position on refugees. National Security Adviser James McMaster said the refugee issue “wasn’t discussed as any part of the deliberations” for the strikes, according to a White House pool report.

The hypocrisy did not go unnoticed.

 David Miliband, president of the International Rescue Committee, urged Trump to present a long-term strategy.

More than 11 million Syrians have been displaced from their homes since Syria’s civil war began in 2011, when Assad attacked peaceful protests against his family’s decades-long rule.

“In many cases, children caught up in this crisis have fared the worst, losing family members or friends to the violence, suffering physical and psychological trauma, or falling behind in school,” the nonprofit World Vision wrote in a post on March 15, the sixth anniversary of the civil war. “Children affected by the Syrian refugee crisis are at risk of becoming ill, malnourished, abused, or exploited.”

Trump’s strike in itself is unlikely to have any serious impact on civilian suffering. A one-off U.S. show of force may help the president and his team feel they’re taken action. But the Assad regime’s assault on Syria’s people will likely continue, perhaps after some small break.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson suggested this would be the case Thursday night, telling reporters not to expect a change in U.S. policy toward directly trying to force Assad out.

“If Trump just wants Assad to stop using [chemical weapons] but does nothing about sieges, torture & mass executions, then Assad will likely say ‘deal,’” Kristyan Benedict, campaigns manager for Amnesty International UK, tweeted. “Stopping Assad’s chemical attacks has value for sure but [chemical weapons] are just one tool the regime use to terrorize civilians & maintain their power.”

Rowaida Abdelaziz contributed reporting.

 

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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.

Environmental Groups Take Trump EPA To Court To Force Ban Of Brain-Draining Pesticide

WASHINGTON — Three environmental organizations have asked a federal appeals court to force the Environmental Protection Agency to ban a widely used pesticide linked to brain damage in children.

A motion filed Wednesday by Earthjustice on behalf of two other organizations challenges EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s decision last week to reject the scientific findings of his own agency and allow chlorpyrifos, an organophosphate insecticide used on fruits, vegetables and nuts, to remain on the market for agricultural use. The groups asked the court to require EPA to ban the pesticide within 30 days.

Patti Goldman, an Earthjustice attorney, told The Huffington Post that the Trump administration is failing to protect the public from a chemical its own scientists found to be dangerous.

“If the head of the EPA isn’t respecting, following the law or the science, that will be of great concern across the board,” Goldman said. 

Earthjustice is representing the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Pesticide Action Network North America, which in 2007 petitioned the EPA to ban the chemical.

The Trump administration is not above the law — and we will not let them put our kids at risk,” Erik Olson, a senior attorney at NRDC, said in a statement. “The science is clear that this chemical is dangerous, yet Administrator Pruitt is ignoring findings from EPA’s own experts and brushing off the courts to keep it on the market.”

In November 2015, under the Obama administration, the EPA proposed permanently banning the chemical on food crops, citing potential risks to human health. In announcing his reversal last week, Pruitt said the proposed ban relied largely on studies “whose application is novel and uncertain.” He called for additional study and claimed his decision was about “returning to using sound science in decision-making — rather than predetermined results.”

Goldman said Pruitt is “obviously following the industry line on this.” Dow Chemical Co., which produces the insecticide, said it “remains confident that authorized uses of chlorpyrifos products offer wide margins of protection for human health and safety.”

Chlorpyrifos, also known by its trade name Lorsban, is used in nearly 100 countries on more than 50 crops, including corn, soybeans, cranberries, apples, almonds and broccoli. It was largely banned for at-home use in the U.S. in 2000, but continues to be widely used on thousands of American farms. Even low-dose exposure to organophosphates, particularly in the womb, has been found to harm brain development in children, leading to higher risk of disorders like autism.

Pruitt’s order has been met with a outrage from environmental groups, medical professionals and lawmakers.

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) this week requested all documents related to EPA’s decision, which Carper said “could undermine the trust the public has in the agency to keep its food, water and air safe.” And four Democratic members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce wrote a letter to the committee’s chairman, Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), urging him to investigate.

Pruitt’s decision, the congressmen wrote, “increases our concern that the Trump Administration is failing to properly implement the Food Quality Protection Act.” They added that the “action seems to be part of an emerging pattern” of ignoring health risks of pesticides.

In an apparent attempt to quell the unrest, the EPA website posted a press release that includes numerous statements from agricultural entities praising Pruitt’s decision. 

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Jared Kushner Helped Push Steve Bannon Out Of The NSC

New details emerged Wednesday about the role President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, played in convincing the president to remove top political adviser Steve Bannon from the National Security Council.

The move was widely interpreted as a sign of Bannon’s diminishing influence in the Trump White House following a series of botched executive orders and the failure of health care reform.

But Kushner was a driving force behind Bannon’s demotion, according to Politico, which cited anonymous sources.

From the beginning, Bannon’s take-no-prisoners style of populism and his openly stated desire to “deconstruct the administrative state” have clashed with Kushner’s more technocratic approach to government.

Kushner reportedly told colleagues recently that Bannon’s nationalist agenda was hurting Trump. He was also concerned that the former executive chairman of the far-right Breitbart News brought out some of Trump’s worst qualities.

The president has struggled to gain traction in his first 10 weeks in office and has become bogged down by palace intrigue, multiple investigations into his campaign’s contacts with Russia and major policy failures. 

“Big fight is between nationalists and the ‘West Wing Democrats,’” a senior administration official told Politico. 

In addition to running afoul of Kushner, Bannon has also clashed with White House economic adviser Gary Cohn, a former president of Goldman Sachs who is close to Kushner.

Vice President Mike Pence also operates in a separate orbit from Bannon. When Bannon’s plan to deliver an ultimatum last month to House conservatives over the GOP health care bill backfired, Pence was dispatched to Capitol Hill to try to repair the damage. 

For his part, Bannon is still showing no signs that he’s willing to be sidelined within the West Wing. On the contrary, the former media executive threatened to quit earlier this week if he was removed from his seat on the NSC, according to multiple reports. 

As the waters churn just below the surface, Bannon’s allies in the White House have been putting on a public show of support and offering excuses to justify his removal from the NSC.

This includes telling reporters that Bannon never intended to stay on the NSC for more than a few months and that he was appointed to the principals committee only to keep an eye on retired Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, the national security adviser who resigned last month.

“Susan Rice operationalized the N.S.C. during the last administration,” Bannon said in a statement Wednesday, referring to President Barack Obama’s national security adviser. “I was put on the N.S.C. with General Flynn to ensure that it was de-operationalized. General McMaster has returned the N.S.C. to its proper function.” 

Bannon did not explain what he meant when he said Rice “operationalized” the NSC, so it’s difficult to tell what Bannon might have done to “de-operationalize” the council. 

Following Flynn’s resignation, Trump named Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to replace him as national security adviser. McMaster quickly set about purging the NSC of many of the people Flynn had brought in with him, people who were more closely allied with Bannon than they were with Kushner. 

A visit this weekend by Chinese President Xi Jinping will likely offer Bannon and Kushner another opportunity to push their competing agendas. Bannon’s populism is largely responsible for Trump’s protectionist trade rhetoric and for the president’s campaign rally stories about how the U.S. was being manipulated by China’s trade policies.  

Kushner, on the other hand, has been serving as the chief liaison between the White House and the Chinese delegation. He is also expected to take part in the major talks this weekend at Trump’s Palm Beach, Florida, resort, Mar-a-Lago.

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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.

Kansas City Votes To Eliminate Jail Time For Marijuana Possession

Voters in Kansas City voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to eliminate the possibility of jail time for people caught with small amounts of marijuana or related paraphernalia.

With nearly 75 percent of voters in favor of the initiative, the most populous city in Missouri strongly supported relaxing existing law. Currently, possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana can result in up to 6 months in jail and a $ 500 fine. Under the new measure, people caught with small amounts of marijuana will instead have to pay a $ 25 fine and associated court fees. Although this would remove criminal penalties, defendants can still end up with drug charges on their records.

Marijuana advocates who helped gather signatures to get the initiative on the ballot hailed the vote as a victory. 

“The era of reefer madness in Kansas City has come to an end, and no longer will otherwise law abiding citizens be targeted or arrested for the mere possession of marijuana,” stated Jamie Kacz, executive director of KC NORML.

Many also see the measure as a way to address lasting disparities in marijuana enforcement, which has disproportionately affected Kansas City’s black residents.

Although the city had a program to divert many low-level marijuana offenders away from incarceration, more than 1,000 people were arrested across the city for marijuana-related offenses in 2015, and more than half of them were under age 28, Kacz said in an interview last year.

In 2016, nearly 70 percent of all marijuana defendants in Kansas City were black, according to a report by the Kansas City Star, even though only around 30 percent of city residents are black and studies show that people of all races use the drug at about the same rate.

Some observers do worry that the new ordinance could have unintended consequences. Traditionally, people booked on marijuana possession could turn to the services of Legal Aid of Western Missouri, a group that provides free legal counsel to defendants who face jail time for their charges. With the option of jail now eliminated, however, they may no longer be eligible for a pro bono defense. On Tuesday, Kacz told the Star that she hopes the city will adjust its contract with Legal Aid to reflect the new arrangement.

Kansas City’s move follows a trend of marijuana reform at the state and local level, including in cities like St. Louis. A new statewide law took effect in Missouri earlier this year, removing the threat of jail time for first-time marijuana offenders caught with less than 10 grams of cannabis.

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Trevor Noah Explains Why Jared Kushner Is ‘The Real President’

There’s a new president in charge and, according to “The Daily Show,” his name is Jared Kushner.

During this week’s edition of “Who Is The Real President?” host Trevor Noah named Donald Trump’s son-in-law as the true commander-in-chief, surpassing the likes of former title-holder Steven Bannon, Vice President Mike Pence and Pence’s wife (because Pence wasn’t allowed to appear on the list without her).

These days, Kushner seems to be amassing a lot of high-level ― and somewhat vague ― responsibilities, including brokering peace in the Middle East, fighting ISIS and revamping the entire federal government. On Tuesday’s broadcast, Noah questioned what credentials Kushner had for handling such high-stakes tasks.

Turns out, Kushner is just really loyal.

Find out how many points the presidential son-in-law is earning in his Trump loyalty rewards program in the video above.

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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.

FDA Nominee Gottlieb’s Many Industry Entanglements Will Be A Focus Of Wednesday Hearing

by Niv Sultan

This week, all the attention’s on Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump‘s nominee to become an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

But there’s another position in play: Tomorrow (April 5), the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions will hold a confirmation hearing for Scott Gottlieb, who’s in line to head the Food and Drug Administration.

It would be a return trip to the agency for Gottlieb, who was a deputy commissioner under President George W. Bush. Gottlieb, whose stance is relatively deregulatory, wrote in 2012 that “a few key structural reforms” could improve the FDA’s “counterproductive” culture. He also wrote about the agency’s “cumbersome [drug] approval process,” which dovetails with Trump’s description of the FDA as “slow and burdensome” — though many note that the U.S. drug approval process is already the speediest in the world.

But Gottlieb has held posts that could please people on both sides of the aisle. He’s worked at FDA in two other capacities, besides being deputy commissioner, and he’s been a clinical assistant professor at New York University’s School of Medicine since 2011.

More controversial is Gottlieb’s history of working with pharmaceutical companies. According to his personal financial disclosure, Gottlieb has been on the boards of directors of eight pharmaceutical companies and one laboratory company, and is still on the board of four of them. He’s also a member of the product investment board at GlaxoSmithKline, the world’s sixth-largest public pharmaceutical company.

Gottlieb’s non-board positions in health-related companies have also been numerous, from serving as acting CEO and director of Cell BioTherapy, Inc., an animal medicine company, to being a venture partner at New Enterprise Associates, a venture capital firm that invests in technology and health care companies.

Critics believe that appointing Gottlieb, a fellow at the conservative American Enterprise Institute since 2007, would invite conflicts of interest and other ethics troubles.

“The major problem is that he has deeply-rooted ties to big pharma that span more than a decade,” said Michael Carome, director of Public Citizen’s Health Research Group. “His ties include receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars in payments to be a consultant and a speaker; he’s a venture partner at a venture capitalist company that funds multiple large and small companies that do work on biopharmaceuticals and medical devices; and he is someone who in addition to being entangled with multiple industry ties, he’s advocated for a dangerous deregulatory approach to the review of medications.”

The pharmaceutical industry has rewarded Gottlieb well. Over the past 12 months, GlaxoSmithKline paid him more than $ 87,000, and Daichii Sankyo U.S. sent over $ 52,000 his way. Tolero Pharmaceuticals paid him $ 35,000, and he exercised and sold another $ 193,111 in Tolero stock options.

For more information, including sources of income exceeding $ 5,000 per year (lots of speaking gigs there) and employment agreements and arrangements that Gottlieb had in the past 12 months, check out his personal finance disclosure statement.

For his part, Gottlieb, in his ethics agreement, says that for a period of one year, he’ll recuse himself from FDA decisions involving the companies where he currently holds positions. That year-long firewall would begin as soon as he resigns from the firms. A similar recusal would apply to his consulting clients, but the one-year period would be retroactive to the last date he did work for them. For companies in which he has financial interest, like Collective Health and Golden State Medical, the recusal would last until he divests his stock — but would apply only to issues that, to Gottlieb’s knowledge, have “direct and predictable effect[s] on the financial interests” of the organizations.

Carome’s not convinced that those recusals will suffice. “The letter basically affirmed what we already knew: That he’s entangled in a wide web of financial conflicts of interests. No amount of recusal will disentangle himself from all those conflicts of interests,” he said. “He’s going to be involved in decisions that will impact the bottom line of these companies for years.”

Alternatively, Paul S. Ryan, vice president of policy and litigation at Common Cause, acknowledged that Gottlieb’s plan of recusal and divestment fits the bill of what’s expected of federal employees. “It sounds like he’s doing the right thing, the required thing, when he divests from the pharmaceutical companies,” he said.

But Ryan also raised Gottlieb’s potential to return to work in the pharmaceutical industry after having overseen it. Trump’s executive order on ethics restricts how soon a govenment official can take a job lobbying for an organization; Gottlieb’s case is different, Ryan said. “[W]e’re talking about going to work at a company and getting a big paycheck after having done things to benefit that company during your time as a federal employee.” That situation’s not unique to Gottlieb, of course.

James Shehan, head of the FDA regulatory practice at Lowenstein Sandler, is more heartened by than worried about Gottlieb’s background. Regarding what some perceive as potential conflicts of interest, Shehan said, “To me, it’s indicative that he’s familiar with a lot of the issues that are relevant to FDA because he’s been continuously involved with them for many years. And I kind of expect him to be a good FDA commissioner.”

“To me, the question is never does someone have a potential conflict of interest — it’s how do you deal with it,” he added.

Here are the organizations listed in Gottlieb’s ethics letter, with the recusal terms for each of them.

Gottlieb’s Senate confirmation hearing is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. tomorrow, April 5.

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Trevor Noah: When It Comes To Sexual Assault Month, Trump Knows His S**t

April is not just for fools, it’s also for Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.

President Donald Trump, who notoriously boasted about grabbing women by the crotch, can celebrate the month by calling out Bill O’Reilly, his “propaganda partner” at Fox News, “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah said.

O’Reilly has reportedly paid $ 13 million to settle cases with five women who accuse him of sexual harassment.

Since the month was started by Barack Obama, and Trump continued the tradition, Noah wondered aloud if this was the president’s long-awaited “pivot.” For sure Trump hasn’t followed anything else Obama has done.

The White House Correspondents’ Dinner?

“I’m not coming,” Noah said in his Trump voice.

Throwing out the first pitch?

“It’s shit.”

Do you want to be part Sexual Assault Month?

“I’m in! I’m in! When do I start?”

“Even the haters have to admit when it comes to sexual assault, Trump knows his shit,” Noah 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.

This Common Mental Shortcut Can Lead To Bad Decision-Making

Our brains like to take shortcuts wherever they can.

Mental shortcuts, known in psychology as heuristics, act as a way for the brain to conserve energy and work more efficiently. These little tricks and “rules of thumb” allow us to quickly make judgments and solve problems. But they don’t always work very well. 

If we’re not careful, cognitive shortcuts can pave the way for some serious thinking errors. In a recent study, psychologists at Duke University put these cognitive shortcuts to the test, and found that the brain’s use of heuristics often results in irrational decision-making. 

The findings, which were published last week in The Journal of Neuroscience, suggest that while emotions are often pegged as the enemy of reason, a lazy brain is more likely to blame for irrational judgments.  

For the experiment, the participants were asked to play an economic game. In the first scenario, they were given $ 20 in house money and offered two choices: 1) Keep $ 10 for sure, or 2) flip a coin. If the coin is heads, you get to keep all $ 20, but if it’s tails, you get nothing. In this scenario, most participants preferred to take the sure bet, and went with option 1.

In the second scenario, participants were given $ 20 and offered two choices: 1) Lose $ 10 for sure, or 2) flip a coin. Heads, you can keep the whole $ 20. Tails, you lose everything. In this case, most participants chose to take the gamble over the sure loss. 

Here’s the catch, if you haven’t already figured it out: Although both scenarios carry the same level of risk, the brain evaluates them differently. In assessing these two scenarios, the participants fell victim to what’s known as the “framing effect,” which shows that the way a problem is framed influences whether we decide to take a risk or play it safe. 

To investigate what causes the framing effect, the Duke psychologists conducted brain scans on 143 study participants as they evaluated a number of scenarios like the ones presented above. 

There are two main theories explaining what drives the framing effect. One theory suggests that framing is caused by emotion: The prospect of winning money makes us feel good, and the prospect of losing money makes us feel bad. The other theory argues that framing effects are the result of cognitive shortcuts ― in this case, a “rule of thumb” instructing the brain to accept sure gains and avoid sure losses. 

The brain scans revealed that the participants’ brains were in a state of mental disengagement, or resting, while they made choices consistent with the framing effect. But when they made choices that overcame the framing effect, their brain activity resembled that of the brain in “working” mode, suggesting they were putting in some effort to resist the framing effect. However, the degree to which each trial’s brain activity resembled brain maps associated with emotion did not predict the participants’ choices.

This suggests that rather than emotion, it’s laziness ― or, if you like, habit ― that lies at the root of this cognitive bias. 

“Our findings support the theory that the biased decision-making seen in the framing effect is due to a lack of mental effort rather than due to emotions,” Dr. Rosa Li, a psychologist at the university and the study’s lead author, wrote

We make these kinds of mistakes all the time in the real world. For instance, people are more likely to buy ground meat that’s labeled as 75 percent lean than meat that’s labeled 25 percent fat. And beyond the world of consumer choice, there are plenty of other examples of framing effects at work. 

Is there a way to avoid these kinds of thinking errors? Simply becoming more aware of common cognitive pitfalls can go a long way in improving decision-making ― and remembering that it’s probably not your emotions that are getting in the way. 

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LA Times Editorial Board Launches Scathing Series On ‘Disastrous’ Trump

The Los Angeles Times editorial board published a blistering review of President Donald Trump’s first months in office on Monday.

“It was no secret during the campaign that Donald Trump was a narcissist and a demagogue who used fear and dishonesty to appeal to the worst in American voters,” the board wrote. “Still, nothing prepared us for the magnitude of this train wreck.”

Even after considering Trump’s dismal policy choices ― from ramping up deportations to peddling a health care plan that would leave millions uninsured to planning the erection of a wall along the Mexico border ― the board said it was the president who poses the greatest threat to America. 

“He is a man so unpredictable, so reckless, so petulant, so full of blind self-regard, so untethered to reality that it is impossible to know where his presidency will lead or how much damage he will do to our nation. His obsession with his own fame, wealth and success, his determination to vanquish enemies real and imagined, his craving for adulation — these traits were, of course, at the very heart of his scorched-earth outsider campaign; indeed, some of them helped get him elected. But in a real presidency in which he wields unimaginable power, they are nothing short of disastrous.”

Over the next three days, the board will release three more pieces focusing on Trump’s lack of respect for the rule of law, his lack of regard for truth and facts and his willingness to recklessly perpetrate conspiracy theories and racist memes. 

The scathing review comes just days after Gallup released its latest poll showing Trump’s approval rating at just 38 percent. It took Trump’s predecessors, from Ronald Reagan through Barack Obama, more than a year to see a majority of Americans disapprove of their actions. It took Trump a little more than a week.

Head over to the LA Times website to read the entire editorial.

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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.

How I Transformed My Insecurities Into Body-Lovin’ Goodness

Whether you realize it or not, you are already at your best – right now, just as you are.

When we’re young, we’re extremely receptive to varying cultural perceptions of what it means to be “the best.” The fastest, the smartest, the richest, the nicest. The skinniest, the most athletic, the hottest, the most desirable. And sometimes, without realizing it, these perceptions creep into our psyche about who we become (or don’t become) as adults.

As a kid, I felt like I wasn’t the best because I was bigger than everyone else. I went on my first diet at age 7, and I always had a hard time finding clothes that fit when I shopped at the same stores as my friends. The fitting room was like a torture chamber: even if I found clothes to try on, they never fit my body.

Finding clothes that fit was such a challenge that I begged my mom to make my dress for homecoming during my sophomore year of high school, rather than subject myself to the agony of fitting room fails. The dress was bright fuchsia satin under a layer of sheer black fabric with beading. We went to a consignment store and found a fuchsia mohair coat to go over it. I still have that coat to this day.

When I became a female athlete in high school and college, I finally felt like my size was an asset. It felt like I had found my place in the world. When I got accepted to the United States Naval Academy to become a varsity rower and midshipman, those feelings intensified and my confidence surged.

As a midshipman, I trained and worked with a nutritionist, which pushed my athletic performance to new levels. I was more confident in my body than ever before. I was proud of my height, my muscular frame and, mostly, what my body was able to do as a result of my ongoing training.

But everything changed when I injured my back rowing. Badly. I underwent two major surgeries before graduating. When I was commissioned as an Ensign after graduation, I was declared “unfit for worldwide deployment” and was medically discharged. I went from feeling like the best to feeling like an utter failure.

I resented my body for what had happened. To make matters worse, after my surgeries I spent months rehabilitating and trying to get back into shape. My body had changed, I’d put on weight, and I didn’t recognize myself anymore. My whole identity for years had revolved around being a top female athlete, and I had to completely reframe my approach to exercise and how I was treating my body.

My fashion sense was all over the place during this phase of my life. I went from being in great shape and wearing a uniform almost every day to being overweight and having my pick of virtually any outfit under the sun, which resulted in many “what not to wear” moments. But I was having fun with fashion, and it all played a role in getting to know myself and my body once again.

Slowly, I began to see myself and my body differently. My weight continued to fluctuate, and my relationship with food was still a constant source of stress and shame. I started and stopped many fitness programs, as I had a tendency to push my body too hard and re-injure myself. This went on for almost a decade.

I continued to hold myself and my body to really high standards. I wanted to have “the best” body possible, and I was putting myself and my body through hell to get there. But a few nights before my wedding, I was lying in the bathtub, feeling terrible about my body when I had an epiphany: I made the choice, from that moment on, to stop obsessing over my body’s imperfections and what it could or couldn’t do for me in the gym. I learned to approach exercise as an expression of my love for my body, rather than as a way to punish or drastically change myself.

Three months after my wedding, I signed a modeling contract with TRUE Model Management in New York. Now, I’m a successful plus-size model, blogger and social influencer. The choice to accept my body transformed my life. Literally.

I stopped striving to be someone else’s definition of “the best” and chose to focus inward, on becoming the best version of myself. I stopped worrying about my dress size. I stopped letting the clothes I couldn’t wear because of my size be a source of shame. I stopped putting my body through hell with dieting and extreme exercise. I started to take the best possible care of my whole self.

Whether you know it or not, you too are already at your best. And once you realize that, the world around you will recognize it as well. Once you love yourself, you’ll become unstoppable.

When you love who you are and you’re expressing your true self, then your clothes just help you dress the part. Well Nordstrom has everything you need to enhance your assets! For special occasions or the latest trends, from active wear to lingerie, the Nordstrom Plus-Size offering will have what you want. Nordstrom wants you to be your best ― which is exactly who you are today.

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Billionaire Mark Cuban: Trump Too Clueless To Collude With The Russians

”Shark Tank” billionaire Mark Cuban is plowing into politics again with some interesting perspectives on Donald Trump. The owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team has tweeted a back-handed defense of the president, surmising that Trump was too clueless to pull off any collusion with Russians during his campaign. 

“No chance this is a DJT-led conspiracy,” Cuban wrote in a series of tweets on Saturday. Trump “isn’t detail oriented, organized or big picture enough” to orchestrate it, he added.

As “people with Russian connects came into the campaign” Trump “had no clue that those connections were possibly being influenced by Russia,” Cuban tweeted. He “had no idea this was happening. He was doing what he was told to do. Stick to the script and read what was written for him.”

Russians simply “took advantage” of Trump’s greed, Cuban noted, by “back channeling coordinated misinformation in an attempt to influence voters” that they apparently suspected Trump would exploit.

It’s hardly the first time Cuban — who hasn’t ruled out a run for the presidency in 2020 — as well as Trump have attacked each other’s intelligence. Cuban earlier this month slammed Trump as the “Zoolander” president for his narcissism and intellectual challenges. Last September Cuban offered to pay $ 10 million to a charity of his choosing if Trump would meet him in a four-hour interview to explain his own policies. Trump snapped back that Cuban wasn’t “smart enough to understand what’s going on.”

Beyond being unaware of the mechanisms of his campaign, Trump also stumbled into trouble because he failed to act like a politician, and opted to make choices because of business, Cuban believes.

“Russians have made him a lot of money buying condos and investing in his buildings and hosting his beauty pageant,” Cuban tweeted about his Trump theory. “That makes them his friends. He ignored their backgrounds.” Trump praised Putin because he hoped it would shake some funds loose from the Russian money tree for Trump business deals, according to Cuban’s view.

Cuban is also convinced that Trump simply was “thinking like a businessman” when he hired Paul Manafort as his campaign manager. Bringing on board the man with Russian links and lucrative contracts with Russian movers-and-shakers was seen by Trump as a “win-win,” Cuban tweeted. Manafort would either help him win the election, or help him get Russian business if Trump lost, Cuban noted.

Cuban expounded his Trump theory in a 13-tweet chain. Trump has tweeted about Cuban dozens of times. Just last month, after Cuban hinted at a run for the presidency, Trump tweeted that the investor “isn’t smart enough to run for president.”

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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.

Family Fights To Ban USDA Wildlife Trap That Killed Their Dog, Injured Son

An Idaho family is calling for a federal ban on a cyanide-spewing predator-control device that killed their Labrador retriever and left their teenage son “inches from death.”

Before last month, the Mansfields had never even heard of a cyanide bomb, the family told The Huffington Post.

That’s why when 14-year-old Canyon Mansfield was walking his dog, Casey, near the border of his family’s property in Pocatello, Idaho, he simply thought he had stumbled upon the head of a sprinkler, and he reached down to touch it. When he did, the device popped in an explosion that knocked him to the ground and covered both boy and dog in an orange powder, the Idaho State Journal reported on March 17.

Quick-thinking Canyon used snow to rub the orange powder off of himself, but when he went to find his dog, what he saw was horrific.

“I sprinted toward him and landed on my knees and saw this red froth coming from his mouth and his eyes turning glassy and he was having a seizure,” he told the State Journal.

Casey died within minutes, killed by what’s known as an M-44, a spring-activated cyanide trap that the U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services sets to kill coyotes.

The traps are scented to lure coyotes, and work by cyanide rendering cells unable to absorb oxygen, suffocating the animal to death.

The devices have killed more than 3,400 “non-target” animals — including domestic dogs like Casey — between 2006 and 2012, according to a Sacramento Bee investigation.

And this one could have killed Canyon, too.

“We didn’t even know cyanide bombs existed,” Canyon’s mother, Theresa Mansfield, told HuffPost in an email. “Even all of the deputy sheriffs, the hazmat team and the Bannock County Sheriff did not know these things existed. As a result there was a delay in figuring out what it was and therefore a delay in getting my son to the emergency room. Thank God he is alive; just inches from death.”

But although Canyon thankfully lived, his ordeal is not over. Aside from the psychological trauma of watching his beloved pet die a horrible death, Canyon has suffered from a myriad residual physical symptoms, his mother said.

“He had a lot of cough, nausea and some vomiting early on,” his mother said. “He’s had severe headaches so his case was discussed with a toxicologist, anesthesiologist, and neurologist.” But she added that since there just isn’t much data on the effects of cyanide on children, “All we can do is wait.”

USDA Wildlife Services confirmed the incident to HuffPost in a statement, calling it what happened a “rare occurrence.”

“As a program made up of individual employees many of whom are pet owners, Wildlife Services understands the close bonds between people and their pets and sincerely regrets such losses,” the statement said. “We are grateful that the individual who with his dog when it activated the M-44 device was unharmed, however, we take this possible exposure to sodium cyanide seriously and are conducting a thorough review of this incident.”

The statement also said that such traps are designed to “minimize unintentional actions with domestic pets” and that M-44s are accompanied by signs and warnings for humans. But in this case, both Canyon and Bannock County sheriff Lorin Neilen told the Idaho State Journal that there were no readily apparent warning signs near the trap.

“Obviously, they did not follow their policies as they look at them with each accident as they promised or we would not be in this situation,” Mansfield told HuffPost. She added that while the USDA has released statements to several media outlets, the agency has not directly apologized or even contacted her family.

In response to the incident, she and her husband, Mark Mansfield, created a White House petition calling for a ban on M-44 devices,.

“Wildlife Services uses cyanide to indiscriminately kill unintended animals and injure humans despite more scientifically sound methods of predator control available for ranchers,” the petition states. “The USDA maintains they resolve conflict between wildlife and people ‘in the safest and most humane ways possible’ but the nature of the cyanide bomb is neither safe nor humane.”

The Mansfield family said they simply want to prevent other people from experiencing the same tragedy or worse.

“Our first and foremost concern is our child; nothing else matters above that,” she said. “Secondly we are concerned about our neighbors in this county, state and in our nation. There has to be a better way for Wildlife Services and we want to pass a Federal law to make sure that this never happens again.”

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Bill Maher Tears Into Donald Trump’s White House Enablers

Bill Maher has no time for President Donald Trump’s enablers.

On Friday, the “Real Time” host skewered members of the Trump administration who “go on TV and pretend Trump didn’t say what everybody just heard him say.”

Maher took aim in particular at White House press secretary Sean Spicer, Trump’s adviser Kellyanne Conway and Vice President Mike Pence

“Without these professional liars and deniers, there is no Trump,” said Maher. “It takes a village to help a man-child stay in power.”

Check out the full segment above.

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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.

Air Pollution Links People Thousands Of Miles Apart In Deadly Ways

Air pollution and its costs travel, which means countries can’t fix this problem alone, according to an article published Thursday in the journal Nature.

The researchers looked in particular at how the human costs of ambient air pollution shift between China and the United States and Western Europe because of nature and the economy.

On the one hand, air contaminated by fine particulate matter in one country can sicken or kill people in another country. The article said that air pollution that originated in China in 2007 was linked to an estimated 3,100 premature deaths in the United States and Western Europe that year.

Globally, some 410,000 deaths in 2007 could be linked to air pollution that began in another region of the world. (In total, 3.45 million people died prematurely from air pollution in 2007.)

On the other hand, international trade can create long distances between where goods are produced and where they are consumed. The researchers concluded that more than 760,000 air pollution-related deaths worldwide in 2007 were tied to the production of goods that would be sold far away. In particular, some 110,000 premature deaths in China that year were tied to consumption in the United States and Western Europe.

Air pollution can travel long distances and cause health impacts in downwind regions,” Qiang Zhang, one of the co-authors and a researcher at Tsinghua University in Beijing, explained to Popular Science. “Our study revealed that international trade has greatly extended the distance of such impacts by separating the locations of consumption and production.”

By multiple measures, China is particularly hard hit by air pollution. Some 650,000 Chinese died prematurely due to bad air in 2007. (Researchers on this article came from China, Canada, the U.S. and the U.K.)

Despite those figures, Zhang told Science magazine that the point wasn’t for one region to blame its premature deaths on another. Their findings simply quantify “the extent to which air pollution is a global problem in our global economy,” he said.

In 2012, about 1 in 8 deaths worldwide ― 7 million people ― were due to air pollution, according to World Health Organization estimates. Exposure to air pollutants is linked to myriad health problems, including heart disease, stroke, cancer and respiratory illness.

Because exposure is frequently beyond the control of individuals, however, it’s crucial that local, national and international governments work together to protect people. The WHO urges governments to implement policies to lower pollution, such as promoting public transportation and using clean renewable power sources instead of coal. 

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EPA Slams Trump’s Climate Change Policy — By Accident

The Environmental Protection Agency issued a statement slamming President Donald Trump’s executive order rolling back climate change protections — but it was all a mistake. The statement, not Trump’s climate policy.

The EPA issued a press release with positive comments from organizations like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the American Petroleum Institute.

But it also included scathing criticism right up top from a senator calling the move “irresponsible” and “irrational,” and accusing Trump of recklessly choosing to “bury his head in the sand.” The statement added: “With the world watching, President Trump and [EPA] administrator Pruitt have chosen to shirk our responsibility, disregard clear science and undo the significant progress our country has made to ensure we leave a better, more sustainable planet for generations to come.”

The quote was misattributed to Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a supporter of coal mining who attended Trump’s signing of the order. The statement was actually from Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), the top Democrat on the Environment and Public Works Committee and a critic of Trump’s environmental policies. A Carper spokesman quipped to The Hill after the press release that he was “happy to lend his words to a good cause.”

The EPA attributed the mistake to human error. An internal draft was mistakenly sent out with the Carper quotes, the agency said in a statement. A corrected press release was sent later Thursday morning with Capito’s quotes, which said in part that President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan “would have completely decimated West Virginia’s vital coal industry while having no meaningful climate impact.”

EPA spokesman John Konkus apologized for the error, adding that officials “are making sure that our process is improved as we build our team.”

Another disconnect between the Trump administration and the EPA was apparent Wednesday when agency scientist Michael Kravitz criticized his boss Scott Pruitt and what’s happening to the agency charged with protecting the environment in a letter to the editor of The New York Times.

“I am very saddened by what I see these days under an EPA administrator whose role it is to dismantle the agency that he leads,” wrote Kravitz. “Our president comes to the EPA to sign an executive order withdrawing the Clean Power Plan and other environmental policies, and the audience applauds.

“I hope the nightmare ends soon.”

Pruitt on Wednesday rejected a petition from environmental groups to ban the insecticide chlorpyrifos on crops, despite concerns by scientists in Pruitt’s own agency about potentially serious health risks from chlorpyrifos in water and crop residue.

Pruitt also doesn’t believe carbon dioxide is responsible for global warming.

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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.

Over 90 Organizations Demand Trump Administration Enforce Title IX In Powerful Letter

Early Friday morning, more than 90 national organizations published a letter to President Trump’s administration demanding the federal government enforce Title IX. 

Title IX is “a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity,” according to the United States Department of Justice. While Title IX is best known for demanding equal treatment of female and male student athletes, it also offers other important protections in areas including sexual harassment, sexual assault, and protections for trans and parenting students. 

Addressed to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the letter details specific requests including prevention programs for gender-based violence, implementing proper channels for survivors to get justice and protecting undocumented students from being targeted for their immigration status. 

The letter was released on Friday which the group is calling a national day of action in support of Title IX. The campaign titled #CantTrumpOurTitleIX will be accompanied by rallies on over a dozen college campuses across the country. 

“As students, faculty members, and advocates for survivors across the country, we strive each day to reduce instances of gender-based violence, yet the number of students who experience violence is still too high,” the letter begins. “Because it is our collective responsibility to work toward creating communities that will support survivors of violence, we urge you to strongly enforce Title IX.”

The number of undergraduate college students who experience gender-based violence is astonishing: An estimated 24 percent of trans students, 23 percent of female students and 5.4 percent of male students report being sexually assaulted on campuses across the country.

Emily Dunlap, a University of Kentucky student and organizer for the school’s Feminist Alliance, explained to The Huffington Post why her university’s Feminist Alliance program co-signed the letter.

“We want all survivors of sexual assault to feel comfortable and be protected when reporting to the proper authorities,” Dunlap said. “We want to make sure survivors receive proper accommodations, both medical and educational, and do not feel punished in any way for coming forward; we want no report to go without an investigation.”

We want to make sure survivors do not feel punished in any way for coming forward.
Emily Dunlap, undergraduate student at the University of Kentucky

Most of the organizations that co-signed the letter are feminist groups and/or anti-sexual violence programs on college campuses. Colleges and universities on the list include Columbia University, Duke University, Notre Dame, Louisiana State University, George Washington University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Kentucky and many more. Other national organizations outside of colleges include Trans Youth Equality Foundation, Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence and One Billion Rising

“No student should experience gender-based violence, nor should schools ignore threats to a student’s safety or ability to learn,” the letter reads. “We will not rest until the rights and protections of all students, especially survivors of gender-based violence, are guaranteed.” 

The demands included in the letter are particularly relevant now, as the Trump administration has begun to roll back protections originally included in Title IX.

In February, Trump announced that his administration will no longer bar schools from discriminating against trans students in K-12 schools and college campuses across the country. The level of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrests in the past few weeks has also been unprecedented, with law enforcement detaining multiple undocumented college students in February. Just last week, a second year student at Columbia University sued the school for violating her rights under Title IX. 

Sarah Gutman, a Harvard Law student and member of the graduate program’s Harassment & Assault Law-Student Team, told HuffPost she hopes DeVos takes note of their demands.

“We hope the administration, and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in particular, realizes the fundamental importance of Title IX and its promise,” Gutman said. “Every student deserves equal access to education and that can only happen through the enforcement of Title IX.”

Brandee Blocker, an organizer for No Red Tape and third-year law student at Columbia, told HuffPost she became involved in the anti-sexual violence organization after Columbia allegedly mishandled her sexual assault case in April 2015. 

When she joined No Red Tape in October 2015, Blocker says she felt empowered to call out the very systems that failed to bring her attacker to justice. Now, she’s leading the charge to demand that Title IX ― and all of its protections ― stay intact. 

When universities fail to protect and adequately respond to these crimes, the impact reverberates beyond the incidents of sexual violence themselves.
Brandee Blocker, law student at Columbia University

“When universities fail to protect and adequately respond to these crimes, the impact reverberates beyond the incidents of sexual violence themselves, into students’ academic, economic, emotional, and physical lives and wellbeing,” Blocker told HuffPost.

Blocker said she hopes the Trump administration is listening and acknowledges the 90-plus organizations demanding that Title IX be enforced. 

“By asserting the right to be free of gender-based discrimination and harassment early on,” she said, “college students are in the best position to create and promote a future world and culture, where sexual violence is not tolerated.”

Read the full letter and list of demands here

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Trevor Noah: ‘Trump May Destroy The World, But God Damn He’s Cute’

Trevor Noah has been one of Donald Trump’s harshest critics, but it seems he can’t help but have a soft spot for the president.

On Wednesday’s episode of “The Daily Show,” Noah spoke about Trump’s promise to save the U.S. coal industry as well as his campaign-style rallies in swing states where it is big.

While airing footage of a rally in West Virginia, where Trump wore a hard hat and sort of swung his body to the right in a macho golf swing sort of way, Noah couldn’t help but join in.

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At that point, Noah said, ‘Trump may destroy the world, but, god damn, he’s cute.

He then pointed to Trump’s recent photo op in a Mack truck.

Moments like these reminded Noah that Trump really enjoys being president, he just doesn’t like the work.

“You realize, that’s all Trump ever wanted was to play president,” Noah said. “We should have just given him a Fisher-Price set.”

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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.

Puking Statue Will Make You Feel Sick — But You Need To Look

Ah, a day at the beach. Blue skies. A balmy breeze. Sand between your toes. And a seagull puking its brains out because it’s ingested far too many plastic bits.

Famed marine sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor created this figure as part of a larger installation meant to convey a sense of urgency about the amount of plastic debris in the world’s oceans. 

Taylor partnered with the nonprofit Greenpeace to erect his disturbing installation in central London this week.

The full work, called “Plasticide,” sits outside of the Royal National Theater. In addition to the vomiting seagull, the installation depicts a family of four enjoying a regular day at the beach. There are several other birds in the piece, and several other colorful piles of plastic ― presumably the other birds have already puked and moved on to find more garbage.

Each year, 8 million tons of plastic wind up in the ocean. By 2050, we’ll have more plastic than fish in our waters. This will lead to a number of deleterious consequences, including birds mistaking plastic for edible food. Studies have found that 90 percent of seabirds have plastic in their stomachs.

Among the pieces of debris one of the “Plasticide” seagulls has vomited is a cap from a Coke bottle. Beverage companies are a huge contributor to the current marine crisis, a Greenpeace UK report released earlier this month concluded.

While the major soft drink companies have committed to producing bottles that are recyclable, that’s not actually a sustainable solution. Just because something’s recyclable, doesn’t mean the user is going to deposit it in the appropriate bin.

One solution the environmental group has proposed is for beverage companies to manufacture bottles made entirely from recycled plastic. This will help reduce the amount of wasted materials entering the oceans, and cut down on the amount of entirely new bottles being produced.

“The build-up of a man-made material like plastic in the vast expanse of our seemly untouched oceans is a visceral reminder of humankind’s devastating impact on our environment,” deCaires Taylor said in a statement.

“I want to bring this message back to home: our oceans, and the marine life which inhabits them, literally can’t stomach any more plastic,” he added.

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The U.S. Won’t Tally LGBT People In 2020 Census

The next census won’t include questions related to sexual orientation or gender identity, the Census Bureau announced Tuesday, a move that’s drawn sharp rebuke from LGBT rights organizations.

A draft of subjects planned for the 2020 census, the next year the decennial survey will be conducted, initially had a proposal to include sexual orientation and gender identity for the first time. However, that inclusion was not listed in the finalized report delivered to Congress this week.

As The Washington Blade first noted, no U.S. census or American Community Survey ― a yearly effort that tracks population demographics ― has ever included questions about sexual orientation or gender identity. Same-sex unmarried partners were first tallied by the census in 1990, but there has never been a question to identify LGBT individuals.

The Census Bureau said the report including the proposed addition was released “inadvertently” and had been corrected before it was sent on to Congress, according to a statement obtained by the Blade.

Nevertheless, the decision to remove the proposal drew fierce opposition from civil rights groups that have long sought inclusion of such data in the census.

Meghan Maury, criminal and economic justice project director at the National LGBTQ Task Force, said the move was “yet another step to deny LGBTQ people freedom, justice and equity.”

“Information from these surveys helps the government to enforce federal laws like the Violence Against Women Act and the Fair Housing Act and to determine how to allocate resources like housing supports and food stamps,” Maury said in a statement. “If the government doesn’t know how many LGBTQ people live in a community, how can it do its job to ensure we’re getting fair and adequate access to the rights, protections and services we need?”

Others said the exclusion amounted to an attempt “to erase LGBT people.”

“Social science researchers, health professionals, educators, and so many others striving to meet the needs of our communities for years have been decrying the lack of population-based data about who and where we are, the elevated rates of poverty we endure, and other serious challenges,” Jennifer C. Pizer, law and policy director at Lambda Legal, said in a statement.

“This is an assault on science as well as on a uniquely vulnerable group of Americans,” Pizer said. “It only strengthens our determination to be visible and counted in our communities, in town halls, in the streets, and in courtrooms nationwide. We number in the millions and we aren’t going back.”

The Census Bureau is legally required to submit its planned subjects for the survey three years before it’s conducted, and actual questions will be given to Congress by March 31, 2018.

“Our goal is a complete and accurate census,” bureau Director John H. Thompson said in a statement Tuesday.

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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 We Get Wrong When We Talk About Food Stamps And Immigrants

Food banks across the country have been noticing a trend since President Donald Trump was inaugurated in January.

In recent weeks, outlets including the Washington Post, The Nation and NPR have reported that outreach workers and enrollment assistants who help eligible immigrants enroll in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, say immigrants are canceling their benefits because they fear their participation could flag them for deportation.

Such fears appear to stem primarily from a leaked draft of an executive order saying immigrants living in the United States could be deported if it is determined they rely on some form of public assistance — like food stamps.

It is important to note, however, that no law has changed — and the official guidance of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the agency that oversees SNAP, remains that there are no immigration consequences linked with participation in the program.

Still, that hasn’t stopped some conservatives from applauding the news. One conservative news outlet called the news “excellent!”

Jackie Vimo, a policy analyst at the National Immigration Law Center, said her organization has been fielding calls from organizations across the country on the issue of SNAP benefits and deportation fears in light of recent reports.

Vimo described celebratory reactions to these reports as xenophobic and reflective of the misinformation that persists regarding who legally qualifies for SNAP benefits and who doesn’t.

“The idea that people would be celebrating children going hungry because they feel like an outsider in their country is baffling to me,” Vimo said Tuesday. “These [immigrant] families are a part of our American communities, and an attack on them is an attack on communities as a whole.”

 Below are some facts on immigrants and SNAP.

Undocumented immigrants cannot use SNAP.

According to the strict requirements for the program laid out in detail by the USDA, undocumented immigrants are not eligible to receive SNAP benefits.

Even immigrants living in the United States as lawful permanent residents (aka green card holders) must live in the country for five years before they qualify for the program, though some states — like California and Minnesota — run their own state-funded food assistance programs that have slightly different eligibility requirements.

Children of non-citizens are SNAP-eligible, however, as are certain groups of refugees and asylees — such as victims of trafficking. Altogether, according to the most recent data from the USDA, only about 4 percent of SNAP recipients are either refugees or other types of non-citizens.

SNAP-eligible immigrants already face barriers.

Research has shown that SNAP-eligible immigrants participate in the program at a rate markedly lower than native-born SNAP-eligible individuals.

According to a 2013 USDA analysis, only about 56 percent of SNAP-eligible immigrants participate in the program, much lower than the overall participation rate of 72 percent.

That lower participation rate has many causes. Among those cited in the same USDA analysis were language or cultural barriers to accessing benefits, a lack of awareness that they are eligible for benefits in the first place, anxiety that participating in SNAP could hurt their chances to naturalize at a later date or fear of government in general.

The fear has been there for a long time and what we’re seeing in the media is only increasing that fear.”
Shannon Maynard, Congressional Hunger Center executive director

The anti-immigration rhetoric coming from Washington of late could be adding another layer of anxiety to anxieties that were already there to begin with, Shannon Maynard, executive director of the Congressional Hunger Center, a nonprofit anti-hunger group, told HuffPost.

“The fear has been there for a long time and what we’re seeing in the media is only increasing that fear,” Maynard said. “I can empathize with folks being concerned in this political climate with signing up for SNAP.”

Immigrant families have higher rates of hunger.

The likely result of all this, advocates say, is increased food insecurity — defined by the USDA as reduced food intake, disrupted eating patterns and/or reduced quality or variety of diet — among communities already dealing with heightened rates of hunger.

And that would hurt citizen children of immigrant parents — an estimated 8.7 percent of SNAP recipients — particularly hard. These children are already more likely than children of native-born parents to be low-income and struggling to put food on the table.

“If the motivation behind this executive order is to save money, that’s a really short-sighted goal,” Maynard added. “The children will suffer and go without, and it will cost much more both morally and financially.”

Estimates of food insecurity in immigrant communities have varied widely, mostly between about 30 percent and 60 percent, but some estimates — as high as 80 percent — have been documented among farmworkers in the Southwest.

“I really hope this isn’t the new normal.”

And that impact could be felt beyond immigrants’ participation in SNAP.

Christine Melendez Ashley, deputy director of government relations at Bread for the World, another anti-hunger nonprofit, told HuffPost her organization has received word that some immigrant children are skipping school altogether due to deportation fears. Some news outlets have reported similar incidents in recent weeks.

If those children are participants in free school breakfast and school lunch programs, that means they might not be getting those meals at home.

“This anecdotal evidence is definitely concerning given what we know about food insecurity among immigrant families,” Melendez Ashley said. “I really hope this isn’t the new normal.”

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Florida Congresswoman Tells Trump: Pay Up Or Keep Out

The congresswoman who represents the Florida district that includes President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort wants the White House to help pay for his frequent official visits to the area. 

We understand the president wanting to be here every week,” Rep. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.) said on Monday, per CBS Miami. “We understand that. This is paradise, right?”

However, she said presidential visits to Palm Beach County have cost $ 1.7 million in overtime pay and other expenses so far this year. A nearby airport shut down during presidential visits has lost $ 30,000 every weekend Trump was in town and it missed out on a $ 440,000 helicopter contract.  

In a “friendly” letter also signed by Democratic Florida Reps. Alcee Hastings and Ted Deutch, Frankel urged the White House to pay for some of the costs of presidential visits. 

“What we’re saying to the White House is: ‘Please step up to the plate and help us get this money back,’” said Frankel, via WPBF. “And if you’re unable to do that, consider curtailing your travel.” 

Frankel represents portions of Palm Beach, where Mar-a-Lago is located, as well as parts of West Palm Beach. The president has spent five weekends in the area since his inauguration in January.

Frankel suggested Camp David as an alternative destination, the Palm Beach Post reported.

The letter also echoed the concerns of some local officials who have grumbled at the rapidly rising costs of Trump’s regular visits. 

“I would never consider a proposal that says we’re not going to use our county resources when the president’s here. It’s our patriotic duty,” county commissioner David Kerner told the Washington Post last week. “It’s just unfair that burden should be borne alone.”

The letter also noted that an upcoming visit by Chinese dignitaries was expected to cost the area’s taxpayers an additional $ 280,000 just to cover the sheriff and fire departments related to the trip, per The Hill. 

Palm Beach Mayor Gail Coniglio ― a Republican ― said she was “hopeful” the city could get some of that money back, The Palm Beach Daily News reported. Palm Beach safety director Kirk Blouin told the paper that staffing for protests was a bigger expense than handling security for the president. He appeared less hopeful for a reimbursement. 

“In the history of the protection of the Office of the President, I’m not aware of any law enforcement being reimbursed for that,” Blouin was quoted as saying. “If the money’s available, we’ll certainly seek reimbursement.”

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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.

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More Planned Parenthood Clinics Equals Fewer Teen Births, STDs

As Republican lawmakers try everything they can to defund Planned Parenthood, a new study suggests that closing its clinics would have major health consequences for Americans.

States with more Planned Parenthood clinics tend to have lower rates of teenage-mother births and sexually transmitted diseases, according to the study by Miranda Yaver, a lecturer in Yale University’s political science department.

The report, titled “When Dual Incentives Become Dueling: Public Health Consequences of Responsiveness to Pro-Life Sentiment,” relied on data from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and the Kaiser Family Foundation to study teen birth and STD rates, state by state, between 2008 and 2013.

“The results suggest that it is advantageous to continue investment in women’s health clinics, both from public health and economic standpoints, rather than reduce services at the risk of adverse health outcomes,” Yaver wrote in her report.

The study also found that women rely less on emergency room care in states with more Planned Parenthood clinics and that there are fewer HIV diagnoses per capita. Yaver noted a recent HIV outbreak in Indiana following state legislators’ 2011 move to gut public funding for Planned Parenthood, which left one rural county devoid of HIV testing centers for more than two years.

Despite earlier studies highlighting the positive effects that Planned Parenthood clinics have on women’s health, Republican lawmakers have been engaged in a decades-long crusade against the organization, which receives about $ 500 million a year in federal funding. Most of that comes through Medicaid.

Many Planned Parenthood opponents criticize it for providing abortions, although the organization says abortions constitute just 3 percent of its services while contraception and STD testing and treatment make up 76 percent. Moreover, the 1976 Hyde Amendment bars the use of federal money to fund abortions in most cases. Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards has noted time and again that the government money that reaches the clinics pays for other health procedures like breast cancer screening and pap smears.

The GOP plan to repeal and replace Obamacare would have eliminated federal funding for Planned Parenthood. For now, that legislation has stalled in Congress after House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) couldn’t deliver enough votes to secure its passage.

Before the bill was pulled, President Donald Trump said he would consider maintaining Planned Parenthood’s federal funding if the organization pledged to halt abortion services. The offer was swiftly rejected.

“Planned Parenthood is proud to provide abortion — a necessary service that’s as vital to our mission as birth control or cancer screenings,” Richards tweeted in response.

In a Washington Post op-ed on Monday, Yaver warned that states’ “responsiveness to pro-life sentiment” could have negative “health and economic consequences.”

Eliminating Planned Parenthood’s federal funding could increase the annual number of births, which would in turn drive up direct spending for Medicaid by millions of dollars a year, according to a Congressional Budget Office report earlier this month.

“Reforming health policy is not easy,” Yaver wrote in her op-ed. “While responding to public opinion over abortion can help particular members of Congress get reelected, defunding Planned Parenthood may carry a significant price tag for their districts.”

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Trump Taps Jared Kushner To Lead Team That Will Run Government ‘Like A Company’

Fresh from the slopes of Aspen, Jared Kushner will on Monday be named the head of an aggressive new team charged with “fixing” the federal government by using business strategies.

“The government should be run like a great American company,” Kusher said on Sunday in an interview with The Washington Post, which first revealed the new initiative. “Our hope is that we can achieve successes and efficiencies for our customers, who are the citizens.”

According to The Post, the White House Office of American Innovation has already met with Apple chief executive Tim Cook, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Tesla founder Elon Musk, among other business leaders.

President Donald Trump personally picked his son-in-law to head up the initiative. In the new position, Kushner, 36, will be granted sweeping authority to overhaul the federal bureaucracy and attempt to meet Trump’s campaign promises. The business strategies Kushner aims to utilize could include privatizing some government tasks, the Post reported. 

“All Americans, regardless of their political views, can recognize that government stagnation has hindered our ability to properly function, often creating widespread congestion and leading to cost overruns and delays,” Trump said a statement. He also said the new team would apply his own “ahead-of-schedule, under-budget mentality to the government.”

Kushner’s new role comes days after a major failure by the Trump administration to get the GOP health care bill passed. The measure was pulled Friday when it became clear that Republicans couldn’t muster the votes necessary for passage.

Early projects of the White House Office of American Innovation will include revamping the Veterans Affairs system and addressing America’s opioid addiction problem, which would seem to be a particularly daunting use of business strategies.

The team will be staffed by former business executives, such as National Economic Council director Gary Cohn; Reed Cordish, assistant to the president for intra-governmental and technology initiatives; former Goldman Sach executive Dina Powell, who is currently deputy national security adviser and senior counselor to the president for economic initiatives; and Chris Liddell, assistant to the president for strategic initiatives, CBS News reported. 

The new job adds yet another duty to an already full plate for Ivanka Trump’s husband. A senior adviser to the president, Kushner is also a key foreign policy advisor and the point person in charge of helping to secure Israeli-Palestinian peace.

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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.

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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.

Here’s How Trump Could Make Obamacare Better – Or Worse

It’s President Donald Trump’s health care system now. The question is: What’s he going to do with it?

After the collapse of the GOP effort to repeal the Barack Obama administrations’s Affordable Care Act and enact a different set of reforms to the health care system Friday, Trump inherited programs that aren’t going anywhere and that serve tens of millions of Americans.

Trump reacted to his defeat by practically threatening to stand aside and do nothing to address the shortcomings of the law, like rising premiums and declining choices of insurers in some states. “The best thing we can do politically speaking is let Obamacare explode,” he said at the White House Friday. He made a similar statement on Twitter the next day.

Despite claims by Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) that the Affordable Care Act is unfixable, the Trump administration has tools at its disposal it could use to make the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchanges more attractive to health insurers and potentially less costly for consumers. Or Trump could go in the other direction and undermine the law to bolster their case for “replacing” it later.

“I’m quite confident that unless the administration decides to not steward the exchanges because they have some draconian negotiating strategy that the exchanges will be fine next year,” said Andy Slavitt, who oversaw the exchanges as acting administrator of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under President Barack Obama.

“If they choose to screw with them, they control all the branches of government and I think they’ll be judged very harshly,” Slavitt said.

The White House and Department of Health and Human Services so far have sent mixed messages to the industry and consumers about what to expect.

The program doesn’t work for consumers if there are no insurers participating.
Larry Levitt, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Trump issued an executive order on his inauguration day directing federal agencies to relax Affordable Care Act rules, and the IRS responded by announcing it wouldn’t reject tax returns that failed to include information about health coverage under the law’s individual mandate, for example.

But the administration also has taken some steps to quiet anxiety among health insurers that the exchanges next year won’t function properly and that losses some have suffered ― and that drove some insurance companies out of the market entirely ― will continue. Insurers have until late June to decide whether to sell policies on the exchanges next year.

And the key to shoring up the health insurance exchanges right now is catering to the carriers, even if those same changes make the law less consumer-friendly.

“The program doesn’t work for consumers if there are no insurers participating,” said Larry Levitt, senior vice president of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

There are limits to how much improvement, or damage, Trump could make to the health insurance exchanges, but there are several key actions that will go a long way to determining whether his administration wants to make the markets work better or worse.

How To Make It Better

Pay the subsidies

In addition to the tax credits the Affordable Care Act offers to low- and middle-income households to reduce their monthly health insurance premiums, the law provides extra subsidies to the poorest enrollees that cut their out-of-pocket costs like deductibles and copayments.

These subsidies are paid to health insurance companies directly, and the law requires them to reduce eligible customers’ cost-sharing whether the federal government makes the payments or not. And nonpayment isn’t a theoretical problem; it’s a real one.

House Republicans sued the Obama administration in 2014 to halt these payments, arguing the funding needs congressional approval it didn’t receive. A federal judge sided with House Republicans last year, prompting an appeal from Obama’s Justice Department. When Trump took office, his administration became the defendant, so he and congressional leaders got the court’s permission to delay the proceedings.

What they do next is crucial. If House Republicans drop the lawsuit or appropriate the money to keep the subsidies flowing, it not only would make sure low-income families keep their benefits, but it would quell a major source of worry for insurance companies.

Enforce the mandate

The individual mandate (and the fines taxpayers owe if they aren’t covered and don’t qualify for an exemption) is the least popular part of the Affordable Care Act, especially among Republicans. But it’s also vital for keeping the exchanges operating, because it pushes people with less medical need into the insurance pool, where their premiums offset the costs of treating sicker people.

The IRS announcement earlier this year made insurers nervous, but a strong signal now from the administration that it will make people comply with the law could alleviate that. “It’s insurer perceptions that matter here. If they’re not confident that this market is going to work, then they’re going to run for the exits or raise premiums,” Levitt said.

Work with the states

Alaska and Minnesota already are taking matters into their own hands to improve the health insurance markets in their states. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price has invited states to apply for “waivers” the Affordable Care Act created that could give them flexibility to redesign the exchanges themselves.

“That gets states more engaged,” Slavitt said. “It creates different solutions and, as far as I’m concerned, so long as you’re meeting the core requirement of covering more people with high-quality benefits, let the states experiment.”

One form that could take, Levitt explained, is helping states set up “reinsurance” funds like the one in Alaska. These compensate insurers that experience higher-than-expected costs, which allows them to charge lower premiums. And lower premiums mean less federal spending on tax credits, so these programs can actually save the federal government money, Levitt said.

Sign up more people

Enrollment on the health insurance exchanges dipped this year, partly because the Trump administration halted some outreach and advertising the Obama administration planned for the end of the 2017 sign-up period.

They could choose a different path for the coming enrollment campaign and work to sign up more customers, especially younger, healthier ones, which would strengthen the market for everybody, Levitt said.

“It’s potentially the most stabilizing thing the Trump administration could do,” Levitt said.

Be flexible with insurers

Not all consumers would like this, but Price has some leeway to allow health insurance companies to offer policies with fewer benefits, which would lower premiums in exchange for less coverage.

The Affordable Care Act requires health plans to cover 10 “essential health benefits,” like hospitalizations and prescription drugs, but gives the Department of Health and Human Services the authority to specify how that works.

Price would, for example, allow insurers to sell policies that only cover generic prescription drugs or that set limits on how many rehabilitation service visits a patient could have in a year, Levitt said.

“There are tradeoffs and consequences in all these changes,” Levitt said. “There’s a big difference between taking administrative steps to sabotage the law and moving it in a more conservative direction,” he said.

They control all the branches of government and I think they’ll be judged very harshly.
Andy Slavitt, former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

How To Make It Worse

Cut off the subsidies

If Trump gives in on the House Republican lawsuit or if Congress refuses to fund the cost-sharing reductions, it could blow up the insurance exchanges quickly. Health insurance companies might be able to leave the markets right away, tossing millions off their plans to prevent facing billions of dollars in losses. And they wouldn’t come back.

“If they wanted to destroy the insurance market immediately, then the easiest thing they could do would be to stop paying,” said Timothy Jost, a professor at Washington and Lee University Law School.

Ignore the mandate

Trump could continue along the path the IRS started by making clear to the public that his administration won’t penalize people who don’t get health coverage.

“Weakening the individual mandate could very well sabotage the individual insurance market,” Levitt said.

“Insurers would perceive weakening the individual mandate as a sign that the administration is trying to sabotage the law,” he said. Fear that healthier consumers would opt out without the threat of a fine would spook insurers into avoiding the exchanges, he said.

Let enrollment stagnate

The next sign-up period for the health insurance exchanges begins Nov. 1. The administration could choose to pick up where Obama’s team left off and engage in a nationwide campaign to publicize health insurance enrollment and help people apply for coverage.

Or they could scale back this work, as they did early this year, and leave enrollees to their own devices, which would result in lower enrollment overall and likely make the insurance pool sicker, because those with the greatest health care needs would be the most prone to sign up without help or reminders. 

“It will be Secretary Price’s legacy forever if he acts in ways that are destructive to the American people. And he knows that people will die if they lose their coverage,” Slavitt said.

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Democrats Introduce ‘Mar-A-Lago Act’ To Bare Secret Trump Meetings

Senate and House Democrats have introduced the “Mar-a-Lago Act” demanding that President Trump provide visitor logs to provide the names of people streaming to the pricey golf resort that he refers to as his “Winter White House.”

The difference with the actual White House is that visitors’ logs are supposed to be maintained there so the public can track visits by and possible presidential meetings with people such as lobbyists, foreign representatives — including Russians — and corporate heads.

The bill — awkwardly named the Make Access Records Available to Lead American Government Open Act so its acronym is Mar-a-Lago — would require that the Trump administration publish visitor logs at the White House or at any other other place where the president “regularly conducts official business.” Both the House Senate introduced their versions of the measure on Friday.

So far, the Trump administration hasn’t yet provided visitor logs at the White House, reports NBC.

Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) said of the bill in a statement: “It’s simple: the American people have a right to know who has access to the president and who has leverage over this administration.”

Senate bill co-author Sen. Tome Carper (D.-Del.) noted that the “business of the president of the United States is the business of the people of the United States. Americans have long had the right to know who has access and influence in the White House, and this tradition of sunlight on inner workings of the executive branch must continue.”

Senate Democrats sent a letter early this month requesting that the administration make Mar-a-Lago visitor logs available, but received no response.

The Obama administration began keeping visitor logs at the White House in 2009 — noting the names of 6 million visitors — after a lawsuit by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.

The Mar-a-Lago bill has little change of passage in a Republican-controlled legislature, but it serves to underscore to the public the secretive nature of Trump’s meetings within the walls of the private gold resort he owns where memberships cost $ 200,000

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