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Why Europe’s Healthiest Economy Has Its Worst Drug Problem | TIME.com

Why Europe’s Healthiest Economy Has Its Worst Drug Problem | TIME.com | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Estonia is an economic powerhouse — with more than 8% growth in 2011 — but it has a dreadful statistic has well: the highest number of per capita drug deaths in Europe
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Whatever else the lesson here, wouldn't it be better to legalize the safer drugs instead of letting the lab rats do their dirty work?

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Leeches, Lye and Spanish Fly

Leeches, Lye and Spanish Fly | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Desperate to end pregnancies, women have endured agony.
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I cannot imagine that any woman is pro-abortion, that wants to get pregnant in order to have an abortion. No, it is rather that women who have become pregnant are desperate to terminate what they believe will destroy that for which they live. This piece discusses what the cost of that desperation has looked like historically. If you care about women, you will read this and care about protecting the right to choose even if you wish that no woman would ever need to choose an abortion.

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Radiolab Podcast Articles - The Bitter End

Radiolab Podcast Articles - The Bitter End | Upsetment | Scoop.it

We turn to doctors to save our lives -- to heal us, repair us, and keep us healthy." But what do they want for themselves when they are at the edge of death? Are their wishes for heroic measures or to follow the hospice model?

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Glad to see that the vast majority of physicians hold views similar to mine.

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'Dear Abby' Dead -- Pauline Phillips Dies at 94

'Dear Abby' Dead -- Pauline Phillips Dies at 94 | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Pauline Phillips --the woman who founded the "Dear Abby" advice column -- died yesterday at the age of 94. A rep for Phillips tells TMZ ... Pauline had…
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NRA President Says Ad About Obama's Daughters Wasn't

NRA President Says Ad About Obama's Daughters Wasn't | Upsetment | Scoop.it
The ongoing flap over the NRA's controversial ad involving President Obama's two daughters continued this morning, with the gun lobby's president insisting that the 35-second online spot "wasn't about the president's daughters" but instead about...
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This man is great at shotting himself and his organization in the collective foot.

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NRA Changes Age Requirement On “Practice Range” Game From 4 To 12-Years-Old

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new shooting game for mobile devices by the National Rifle Association is no longer being labeled suitable for preschoolers. “NRA: Practice…
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Was there a previous version of the game in which the targets were simulated pre-schoolers? Just what we need to be taling about like it matters, electronic games causing gun violence. It's the social alienation, people. It's the sense of not fitting in, of not being good enough.

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Teachers among 50 arrested in child sex sting

Teachers among 50 arrested in child sex sting | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Police in Florida arrested 50 men in a week-long law enforcement operation targeting men seeking sex with children.
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At least sex offenders are stupid enough to fall for this kind of sting.

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For God's Sake, Go Get a Flu Shot

For God's Sake, Go Get a Flu Shot | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Unfortunately, high-flu season is also the time when some of the smartest people I know act in the most irrational ways.
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I even talked my wife, who hates the whole idea of medicine and doctors, to get one this year.

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F.D.A. Requires Cuts to Dosages of Ambien and Other Sleep Drugs

F.D.A. Requires Cuts to Dosages of Ambien and Other Sleep Drugs | Upsetment | Scoop.it
The agency will require the recommended dosages for women to be halved to reduce the risk of impairment the morning after taking the drugs.
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Obama Administration Throwing Medical Marijuana Patients Into Federal Prison at Unprecedented Rate

Obama Administration Throwing Medical Marijuana Patients Into Federal Prison at Unprecedented Rate | Upsetment | Scoop.it
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This is wrong, wrong, wrong. Why are we as a country still fighting this stupid war on drugs?

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Gabby Giffords To Meet With Families of Newtown Victims

Gabby Giffords To Meet With Families of Newtown Victims | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, who was wounded in a deadly mass shooting at an event in her Arizona district two years ago, is expected to meet privately on Friday with the families of victims of last month's massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary...
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It is good to see that Gabby is going to make a visible presence in our country's efforts to deal with gun violence.

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Not Even Facebook Can Recommend People This Man Might Know

Not Even Facebook Can Recommend People This Man Might Know | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Being a man of mystery is not nearly as cool as it sounds.
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This is one wild story

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JAMA Network | JAMA | Effects of Fructose vs Glucose on Regional Cerebral Blood Flow in Brain Regions Involved With Appetite and Reward PathwaysFructose Consumption and Weight Gain

JAMA Network | JAMA | Effects of Fructose vs Glucose on Regional Cerebral Blood Flow in Brain Regions Involved With Appetite and Reward PathwaysFructose Consumption and Weight Gain | Upsetment | Scoop.it
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There is a major difference between fructose and glucose. Fructose doesn't give us a feeling of satiety and we keep eating and getting fat. Glucose apparently turns off the appetite.

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Files Show Cardinal Roger Mahony Covered Up Sex Abuse

Files Show Cardinal Roger Mahony Covered Up Sex Abuse | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Church records show Cardinal Roger M. Mahony’s personal involvement in keeping evidence of child molesting by priests from the police.
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Time for yet another church leader to go to prison. Still the Catholic Church thinks it should be dictating sexual morality.

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Virginia GOP Pulls ‘Dirty Trick’ On Inauguration Day

Virginia GOP Pulls ‘Dirty Trick’ On Inauguration Day | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Democrats in Virginia are accusing state Republicans of taking advantage of a prominent civil rights leader’s trip to Washington for the presidential inauguration to pull a “dirty trick” in order to take control of the state Senate in the 2015…...
Kenneth Weene's insight:

Once again the GOP shows its true self. It isn't our nation that matters. It isn't our values. It's keeping their power. I can only hope that many people will just realize that no Republican should receive a single vote until the party cleasnes itself of such shoddy and despicable practices.

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GOP memo brags party kept the House by gerrymandering

GOP memo brags party kept the House by gerrymandering | Upsetment | Scoop.it
By targeting legislature races in 2010, Republicans say they were able to keep control of the House
Kenneth Weene's insight:

Do we want a political party that prides itself in stealing power? More and more I wonder if Americans will eventually turn their backs on the party of deception and manipulation. And don't tell me the Democrats do the same thing.

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A Little Bit Of Tracey Edges - Short Stories and Poems: Up In Smoke

A Little Bit Of Tracey Edges - Short Stories and Poems: Up In Smoke | Upsetment | Scoop.it

Some good writing from a my friend Tracey Edges.

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Why So Few Consequences in Robert Menendez & Mike Crapo Senate Scandals?

Why So Few Consequences in Robert Menendez & Mike Crapo Senate Scandals? | Upsetment | Scoop.it
John Avlon looks at scandals involving Senators Robert Menendez and Mike Crapo and asks if the chamber has no shame.
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Simple answer, how can the Senate deal with these "relatively" minor issues when it is trying to maintain its image as the rational body? When the House gets some rationality, then the Senate can have its time in the sideshow.

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Surprise! Another Republican Said Something Stupid About Rape

Surprise! Another Republican Said Something Stupid About Rape | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Four months ago, when then-Rep. Todd Akin, the Republican nominee for U.S.
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I keep wondering how any woman can be a Republican any more than a Black could have been a Democrat after the Civil War. Why support a party that neither understands nor respects you?

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Wading Bird Nesting in Key U.S. Area Plummets 39 Percent Below 10-Year Average

Wading Bird Nesting in Key U.S. Area Plummets 39 Percent Below 10-Year Average | Upsetment | Scoop.it
One of the nation's largest and most important wading bird breeding areas – south Florida, which includes the Everglades National Park – has seen wading bird nesting plummet to levels 39 percent below ten-year averages, according to a new report by...
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We must start worrying about our environment and the creatures that surround us or we will soon be living in a barren place -- or perhaps we will no longer be able to survive either.

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Palazzo Appealed for Federal Disaster Relief After Hurricane Katrina

Palazzo Appealed for Federal Disaster Relief After Hurricane Katrina | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Last week, two-term Representative Steven Palazzo (R-MS) sparked controversy nationwide when he voted against relief for victims of Hurricane Sandy, despite representing coastal Mississippi, one of the regions hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina and ...
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Just another example of how the GOP has become the party of hypocrisy.

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F.D.A. Offers Rules to Stop Food Contamination

F.D.A. Offers Rules to Stop Food Contamination | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Under a proposal, the Food and Drug Administration would shift from taking action after contamination occurred to requiring measures to prevent it in the first place.
Kenneth Weene's insight:

This is a major change in the reach of government intrusion into business, but it is also a major change in keeping us safe. There should be great public discussion about this. I think this is where the TEA party, the extreme right, and the libertarians should take a stand. Of course, I hope they lose, but they should take their stand.

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Lawyers, Saying DNA Cleared Inmate, Pursue Access to Data

Lawyers, Saying DNA Cleared Inmate, Pursue Access to Data | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Attorneys for a man incarcerated for 10 years for a rape say his exoneration by DNA evidence, after months of litigation, proves such data must be made available to defense lawyers.
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In a just society every effort should be made by law enforcement not simply to punish the guilty but also to exonerate the innocent.

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Awakenings: 50's & 60's TV Commercials

Awakenings: 50's & 60's TV Commercials | Upsetment | Scoop.it
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A wonderful blog piece that reconnects me to many of the TV experiences of my youth.

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