Discussing the right to disagree: Brooks on MSNBC’s ‘MSNBC Live with Ali Velshi’ – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

President Arthur Brooks discusses the importance of productive conversations across ideological lines and the right to hold different opinions through examining NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem.

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She Refused To Remove Her Mascara For 25 Years, And This Is What Her Eyes Look Like Now

Some women refuse to step outside unless they put on their “face.” Makeup can be an essential part of a person’s routine. And if it makes them feel good about themselves, I say go for it! But when done to the extreme, like Sydney, Australia mom Theresa Lynch did, it can put your health in jeopardy. After she wore mascara for 25 years straight without ever removing the makeup product, she left her eyes with some severe damage that nearly caused her to go blind.

Warning: This post contains graphic images!

Now the 50-year-old mother of two is sharing her story to help other people understand the importance of personal hygiene, especially when it comes to makeup removal. While most people know that leaving makeup on overnight can cause blockages in pores, Lynch wants you to know that it can get so much worse than breakouts.

Because she continued to wear mascara on her face for half her life without ever taking it off, Lynch now has solid black lumps embedded beneath her eyelids. And they put her at risk of blindness.

When the eye irritation got to be too intense, Lynch went to her doctor. She tried eye drops, but they could not ease the intense symptoms. Lynch, who hails from Maryland and now lives in Australia, was horrified when doctors told her about the calcified makeup bumps that were under her eyelids. They are called concretions.

Because the lumps put her at risk of blindness, she needed emergency surgery. She underwent a 90-minute surgery to get them taken away from her eyes.

Dr. Dana Robaei has released the nightmarish images of Lynch’s eyes to scare other people away from decades of mascara use. Don’t leave your makeup on overnight – especially not your mascara.

“(The lumps) were embedded so deep that particles were building up on top of each other,” Lynch explained. “I was so uncomfortable. My eyelids were swollen and heavy because I left it for so long. When Dr. Robaei pulled my eyelid back, she said, ‘Oh my god. In my whole career, I have never seen anything like this.’ She could see the whites of my eyes were glassy and bloodshot.”

When Lynch first learned that she had mascara buildup in her eyelids, she was horrified. Her mind started racing as she contemplated the possibility of permanent damage.

“I had fallen into a bad habit of wearing a lot of makeup and not washing it off. I should never have let it get this far,” Lynch said. “It’s so important to properly take your makeup off every single night. You can’t miss a single day.”

Now she knows the dangers of overnight mascara and wants you to know it too.

Because many people ignore the dangers of not washing off their makeup every night, Dr. Robaei has used Lynch’s case to raise awareness about the dangers. She published a study on the mother’s injuries and indicated that Lynch could have gone blind.

“Every time Theresa was blinking, these a scratch the surface of the eye got infected, there is a risk this could be potentially blinding.”

The lesson: Wash off your makeup every night.

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IDENTILOCK Chosen as Grand Prize in Project ChildSafe’s 4th Annual Campaign

With the support of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), Project ChildSafe® spreads the word on safe storage and responsible firearms ownership through Friends and Family four-week campaign, complete with prizes!

Project ChildSafe Friends and Family Campaign
Project ChildSafe Friends and Family Campaign

Detroit, Mich. (Ammoland.com) – IDENTILOCK®, the world’s first biometric fingerprint trigger lock for firearms, is proud to announce their support of the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s program, Project ChildSafe®, through the annual Friends and Family campaign. An IDENTILOCK has been chosen as the grand prize for the final week, June 4 – 8, 2018, of entries.

Project ChildSafe was developed by the NSSF to promote firearm safety through the distribution of safety education messages and free firearm Safety Kits. The kits included a cable-style gun locking device and a brochure (also available in Spanish) that discusses safe handling and secure storage guidelines to help deter access by unauthorized individuals. Since 1999, more than 15,000 law enforcement agencies have partnered with the program to distribute more than 37 million firearms safety kits to gun owners in all 50 states and five US territories. Project ChildSafe has helped raise awareness about the safe and responsible ownership of firearms and the importance of storing firearms securely when not in use to help prevent accidents, theft and misuses.

IDENTILOCK keeps personal defense pistols safe and secure from unauthorized users.

“It is IDENTILOCK’S mission to keep unintentional usage of a firearm from happening yet allow the lawful owner to have quick and easy access to his/her method of self defense in a time of emergency,” Omer Kiyani, founder and creator of the IDENTILOCK system, explained. “It is an honor to work with Project ChildSafe in their efforts to spread gun safety and responsibility messaging to all firearms owners in the United States.”

The IDENTILOCK biometric fingerprint firearm trigger lock was designed to allow firearm owners to keep a self or home defense handgun accessible in a nightstand, desk, purse, car or pack while at the same time keeping it safe and secure from any unauthorized users.

Quick to deploy, the system uses a 360-degree fingerprint reader (and up to three users) to disengage the locking system from the trigger lock, instantaneously. The IDENTILOCK system is ruggedly built to withstand years of abuse and environmental conditions. Available in several models to accommodate the most popular handguns.

For more on IDENTILOCK and to sign up for their email newsletter featuring exclusive news and offers, visit here. Available online and at Amazon, Brownell’s Zanders and Optics Planet. Stay in the conversation on Facebook and YouTube.


Founded by Omer Kiyani, a 2nd Amendment advocate, gunshot victim survivor and former automobile industry safety systems engineer, IDENTILOCK® develops the world’s most innovative gun safety products. The IDENTILOCK® firearm trigger lock is the first product utilizing state-of-the-art biometric technology to enhance user safety and security while prohibiting non-recognized users from accessing the firearm.

About Project ChildSafe®:

The Project ChildSafe® Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit charitable organization. All donations to the organization are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Donations can be made online, by phone 203-426-1320 x. 232 or by mail to the Project ChildSafe Foundation Attn: Development Department, 11 Mile Hill Rd., Newtown, CT 06470.

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When it comes to God, minority Democrats have more in common with the GOP than with their own party

For years, the Republican Party has tried to convince minorities in the U.S. that when it comes to their faith, the GOP is a better fit for them than the Democratic Party.

Research repeatedly has shown that black and Hispanic voters, who skew Democratic in their politics, tend to be far more religious than their white Democratic counterparts. Yet they remain largely loyal to a party that repeatedly stands in opposition to their religious beliefs — a party that even went so far as to boo when its leadership attempted to insert a mention of God into the party platform at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

Now, a recent report from the Pew Research Center has confirmed what the GOP has long claimed: Nonwhite Democrats have much more in common with Republicans than Democrats when it comes to the faith they hold so dear.

What did the study say?

As expected, white Democrats were significantly less likely than Republicans to believe in God. While 95 percent of GOPers said they believed in God or a spiritual force, just 78 percent of white Democrats said the same.

However, nonwhite Democrats were just as likely as Republicans to espouse a belief in the Almighty. In fact, nonwhite Democrats were slightly more likely than nonwhite Republicans to say they believed in God as described in the Bible.

And when it comes to denying the existence of God altogether, white Democrats are more than four times more likely than nonwhite Democrats to say they don’t believe in a higher power.

Also, minority Democrats are far more likely to align with the GOP when it comes to views on whether God is all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-loving.

In their beliefs about God, nonwhite Democrats more closely resemble Republicans than white Democrats

Commitment to faith

This data isn’t a huge surprise to poll takers, conservatives, or party leadership. And as Pew pointed out, it’s right in line with other research on the importance of religion and the political parties’ commitment to faith.

A 2014 Pew study found that nonwhite Democrats are about as likely as Republicans — and nearly twice as likely as white Democrats — to attend church at least once a week.

And while a hefty majority of nonwhite Democrats’ pray daily and say religion is very important in their lives — at a rate identical to Republicans — only a third of white Democrats consider religion to be important.

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