Having A Heart Attack? There's An App For That.

While the use of lethal militarydrones is a controversial subject, I give you the lifesaving promise of urban medical drones.

Having A Heart Attack? There's An App For That.

According to a USA Today investigation, up to a 76,000 of the 250,000 fatal heart attacks that happened outside of American hospitals every year were treatable. In this vision of our first responder future, those trained in first aid can sign up for an app that accesses a network of defibrillator-equipped drones parked atop tall buildings across the city. When someone needs help, they send a request through the app and an unmanned vehicle swoops down (0:35), bypassing any potential congested traffic to assist immediately.  

It might seem far-fetched, but the drone technology already exists today. Spread the word so we can make this happen; your arteries will thank you.

This article originally appeared on 01.09.18

Why should a superintendent get a raise while teachers in the same district struggling to make ends meet see their paychecks flatline — year after year after year?

Teacher Deyshia Hargrave begged the question. Minutes later, she was handcuffed and placed in the backseat of a cop car.

The scene was captured below by YouTube user Chris Rosa, who attended a board meeting for Vermilion Parish Schools in Louisiana.

You can watch Hargrave begin speaking about 33 seconds in. The situation starts becoming contentious around 6:35 minutes. Hargrave is arrested at 8:35, and then walked outside in handcuffs and placed in the back of police vehicle. (Story continues below.)

"We work very hard with very little to maintain the salaries that we have," Hargrave, who teaches middle school language arts, said during a public comment portion of the meeting, stating that she's seen classroom sizes balloon during her time at the school with no increased compensation. "We're meeting those goals, while someone in that position of leadership [the superintendent] is getting raise? It's a sad, sad day to be a teacher in Vermilion Parish."

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