Back in 2013, Texas resident Larry Davis ran either a red light or stop sign (reports vary) in his Buick in the city of Austin. Despite his insistence that he had had only one drink, he was put in handcuffs and arrested for driving while intoxicated. Then, when he was given a Breathalyzer test by the Austin Police Department, he blew a 0.00. Nonetheless, as KVUE reports, Mr. Davis spent the night in jail.
While at the station, Mr. Davis agreed to give a blood sample as well, to prove he was not under the influence of any drugs or alcohol. The results would later come back 100% negative. Davis’ attorney, Daniel Betts, told KVUE, “My reaction was just shock that this happened.”
The Austin Police Department stands by the arrest, saying they believed Davis showed signs of impairment, that while standing on one leg, he “swayed,” and “needed his arms for balance.” They also suggested that he could have been on marijuana, a drug that wouldn’t necessarily show up in a test. The APD said they’re going by a “take-no-chances” policy. That being said, they did acknowledge how unusual it is that Davis was arrested despite registering a zero on his breath test.
they ain’t even trying to hide they shit anymore
Danae Mines became one of the few female firefighters in the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) 11 years ago, despite her family telling her that only men joined the department. This year, she broke down another barrier by becoming the first woman to be featured in the FDNY’s 2015 Calendar of Heroes. She had been told that the honor was reserved for men, but when she saw the open call for firefighters, she went, despite feeling a little intimidated standing in line with more than 100 men.
There are currently only 41 women in the department, but perhaps the attention Danae is getting will increase that number. “I wanted my picture in the calendar so that young girls and young women can see me and know that they can do this job,” she told the New York Daily News.
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Thanks to Tornoe at Media Matters
There is good reason to think twice before taking Tylenol during pregnancy.
It had already been known that Tylenol may stress one’s ability to detoxify. And it turns out that having been exposed to toxins in the womb (as well as having a decreased ability to detoxify environmental toxins) may be linked to an increased risk for autism.
What’s more, Tylenol/acetaminophen use during pregnancy may have adverse effects on boys’ genitals. A study found that “Maternal intake of acetaminophen for more than 4 weeks during pregnancy, especially during the first and second trimesters, may moderately increase the occurrence of cryptorchidism.” Other studies have linked Tylenol/acetaminophen use during pregnancy with cryptorchidism as well. Boys born with cryptorchidism have at least one undescended testicle.
Unfortunately, Tylenol might not be the only pain killer that may be causing male reproductive disorders. A study concluded that “Analgesics at concentrations relevant to human exposure cause endocrine disturbances in the fetal testis. We suggest that the fetal human testis displays slight critical age windows for sensitivity to direct exposure to aspirin, indomethacin, and paracetamol.” Another study explained that “some of these mild analgesics exert potent anti-androgenic effects in the male rat and several endocrine-disrupting compounds, known to alter masculinization.”
Even worse, analgesics might not be the only pharmaceutical products causing harm during pregnancy. The CDC has warned that “We know little about the effects of taking most medications during pregnancy. This is because pregnant women are often not included in studies to determine safety of new medications before they come on the market.”
Nevertheless and despite the fact that safe natural alternatives often exist, the pharmaceutical industry is allowed to profit from selling inadequately safety tested medications to inadequately informed pregnant women.
Too many parents are having to learn the hard way that “The FDA Cannot Be Trusted" to adequately protect their family’s health from the deep-pocketed, powerful, often greedy, often unethical, often unscrupulous pharmaceutical industry.
Cake in real life
I swear to god.. you have no idea how happy this cat makes me .. I have to reblog everytime I see this…
This cat suddenly realizes that it has a tail. Look at its face. :u