Kanye West Defends Trump—Until Jimmy Kimmel Brings Up Migrant Children

When asked if he was concerned about his wife being in the same room as Trump, West replied, “Well, he is a player”—a characterization that the women who have accused the president of sexual misconduct might disagree with.

…“The main thing that I was stressing is the idea of trying love,” West said, speaking again about his TMZ Live appearance. “We’re always pushing out so much hate, and love can cure so much. Just to think, ‘Am I moving in love? Is this out of love, not out of pride?’ . . . When I see people even just go at the president, it’s like, why not try love?”

Then came one of the few moments where Kimmel interrupted his guest. As nice as that message sounds, Kimmel told West, Trump and his administration were literally tearing families apart at the border. “You so famously and so powerfully said, ‘George Bush doesn’t care about black people,’” Kimmel said. “It makes me wonder what makes you think that Donald Trump does—or [that he cares] about any people at all.” For a few moments, West was speechless. Then Kimmel cut to commercial. 

Kanye West Defends Trump—Until Jimmy Kimmel Brings Up Migrant Children | Vanity Fair

Kayne is such a douchey moron.


New Study Indicates That Watching The Kardashians Makes You Less of a Good Person

According to The Telegraph, the study used two control groups, totaling 487 individuals. The people in the study were shown specific media–one group seeing shows like Keeping Up with the Kardashians and other materialistic media programs, while the other group was shown shows more “news like,” consisting of neutral images an natural scenery.

After watching the programs, users were polled and asked questions about the shows.According to the research, those who watched Keeping Up with the Kardashians and other shows like it were exhibiting more “materialistic and anti-welfare attitudes.”

New Study Claims That Watching The Kardashians Makes You A Worse Person


23andMe Is Getting Lots of Money From Big Pharma and Sharing Your Genetic Data

“It’s one thing for NIH to ask people to donate their genome sequences for the higher good,” Peter Pitts, president of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest, told NBC News. “But when two for-profit companies enter into an agreement where the jewel in the crown is your gene sequence and you are actually paying for the privilege of participating, I think that’s upside-down.”

Typically, 23andMe uses and shares its customers’ genetic data after it has been pooled together and stripped of any information that would allow anyone to trace back its origins to a single person. But more recently, the company has also asked customers for added permission to share their individual genetic and self-reported data with outside sources for research. Though this data is said to be stripped of information that would prevent identification, such as your name or date of birth, even 23andMe has warned it cannot “provide a 100 percent guarantee that your data will be safe” in the event of a breach.

Experts have feared that data leaks from genetic testing companies such as 23andMe would allow insurance companies to screen out people with risky genes, regardless of genetic privacy laws.

23andMe Is Getting Lots of Money From Big Pharma and Sharing Your Genetic Data


23andMe Is Sharing Its 5 Million Clients’ Genetic Data with Drug Giant GlaxoSmithKline

23andMe is partnering with drug giant GlaxoSmithKline to use people’s DNA to develop medical treatments.

…If a person’s DNA is used in research, that person should be compensated, said Peter Pitts, president of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest.

“Are they going to offer rebates to people who opt in, so their customers aren’t paying for the privilege of 23andMe working with a for-profit company in a for-profit research project?” Pitts said to NBC.

In addition, even though 23andMe gets the consent of its customers to use their genetic data, it’s unlikley that most people are aware of this.

…The new collaboration isn’t the first time 23andMe’s vast pool of genetic data has been mined by scientists. The San Francisco startup has already published more than 100 scientific papers based on its customers’ data, according to yesterday’s blog post, by Anne Wojcicki, 23andMe’s co-founder and chief executive. In 2015, the company launched 23andMe Therapeutics, which focuses on developing “novel treatments and cures based on genetic insights from the consented 23andMe community,” Wojcicki wrote.

23andMe has more than 5 million customers worldwide who have had their DNA analyzed for ancestral data. People who would like to close their 23andMe accounts can go here, but the company notes that “any research involving your data that has already been performed or published prior to our receipt of your request will not be reversed, undone, or withdrawn.”

23andMe Is Sharing Its 5 Million Clients’ Genetic Data with Drug Giant GlaxoSmithKline

Did anyone with a brain not see this slimey corporate douchebaggery coming from miles away???!