“On Feb. 23 the House State Affairs Committee met in Boise, Idaho, to discuss a bill that would ban doctors from prescribing the abortion pill through Telemedicine.”
Telemedicine is when a doctor use telecommunication and information technologies to diagnose a patient from a distance. This type of care helps those who cannot travel the distance to a doctor. At the meeting there was a doctor who spoke up saying that telemedicine colonoscopies have helped many and that telemedicine is useful technology. Idaho Representative Republican Vito Barbieri then asked her, “Can this same procedure then be done in a pregnancy? Swallowing a camera and helping the doctor determine what the situation is?” The doctors answer to the Representative was honest, yet so entertainingly funny. She gave the Berbieri the explanation of the female anatomy explaining that no, if a woman swallows something that does not mean that it will end up in her vagina. I actually felt kind of bad for the Representative because he must have felt so embarrassed and foolish after he thought about it. Maybe he never went through an anatomy class or sex ed. He tried to cover up his embarrassment by saying later that the question was rhetorical. I felt bad for the guy before he said that little tidbit. How on earth was that question rhetorical? This is not a rhetorical question.
“Parks and Recreation” is one of my favorite shows. It has made me laugh until I cried and cried until I was laughing at myself crying. I have followed this show since it first started in 2009 and journeyed with it all the way to its last episode which aired this year. My favorite part of the show was its amazing characters and the phenomenal writing. Unfortunately, one of the main writers, Harris Wittels, passed away before the final season ended and in the final episode the show made a tribute to the late writer. See the tribute to Harris was the final step that put me over the edge into tears. Not only had my favorite show ended but I was reminded that I would never get to hear the hilarious well written words of Harris Wittels and that just crushed my soul. Thankfully, I can go back and watch the show from beginning to end any time I want and that brings comfort to me and makes these final endings bearable.
There were unmanned drones hovering above landmarks in Paris two nights in a row. What? Yes, police were deeply confused. Flying drones in Paris is illegal but there were a number of drones flying around with five sightings being reported. They were spotted in very significant places, such as the U.S. embassy, Invalides military museum and above Place de la Concorde and two of the old city gates. Although police have been tirelessly investigating they still do not have any leads and no one is coming forward to report any suspicions. They have no reason to believe there is anything malicious about the occurrence other than the breaking of the law by flying them in the first place. Is it a game? Paris’ Prefecture of Police hope to figure it out very soon.