Last updated: Monday, May 17, 2021[Amerika’s political parties, Congress and Supreme Court are dominated by corporate & oligarch "donation-bribes". We must eliminate paid-fake-news and "donation-bribes" of US senators and congressmen. This will allow a better informed public to dominate by electing the best principle-and-policy candidates.]
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Health Care & Environment
PROBLEMS: Corporate influence enables life-threatening pollution & highest-profit health care.
....Speaking to students from Washington, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), who leads the Covid-19 response in the US, said many members of minority groups [disproportionately] work in essential jobs where they might be exposed to the coronavirus.
He also said they are more likely to become infected if exposed because of medical conditions such as hypertension, chronic lung disease, diabetes or obesity.
“Now, very few of these co-morbidities have racial determinants,” Fauci said.
“Almost all relate to the social determinants of health dating back to disadvantageous conditions that some people of color find themselves in from birth regarding the availability of an adequate diet, access to healthcare and the undeniable effects of racism in our society.”
Fauci said correcting societal wrongs will take decades, and urged graduates to be part of the solution.
Once society returns to “some form of normality”, he said, people should not forget that infectious disease has disproportionally hospitalized and killed people of color....
Cryogenic air cooling is an invention that's been used in industry for well over a hundred years. Recently the process was put to use as an energy storage system for electricity grids. Now the benefits of liquid air have been exploited in a gas expander that can add range to electric vehicles.
“Now is the time to send a clear message to the Israeli government: Not one dollar more of U.S. military aid can be used to demolish Palestinian homes, annex Palestinian lands, and torture or kill Palestinian children.” —Rep. Betty McCollum
Wiener Holocaust Library in London has gathered testimonies and photographs of forced evacuations at end of second world war
A clandestine image of a forced march from a Nazi camp at the end of the second world war. Photograph: US Holocaust Memorial Museum
First-hand accounts from survivors of Nazi death marches, which formed a last ruthless chapter of the genocide, are to go on display with testimonies translated into English for the first time.
During the death marches, tens of thousands of people died on roadsides of exhaustion, shot for failing to keep up, or murdered in seemingly random massacres as the Nazis moved people from concentration camps before liberation by the allies, leaving a trail of blood across Europe.
The 84-turbine site off Massachusetts will be capable of generating power for 400,000 homes and businesses
Haines Eason for the New Territory and Emily Holden for Floodlight | The Guardian | 21.05.13
International & Futurism PROBLEMS: Capitalists, Islamists, Fascists and Mafias cause immorality, barbarity & war. SOLUTIONS: UN, InterPol and International Criminal Court must be fully enabled. FYI: All people are mixed-race
Oliver Holmes in Jerusalem, Harriet Sherwood and agencies | The Guardian | 21.05.12
Economics & Corrupting-Capitalism PROBLEMS: Tariff & tax policies, banking/financial deregulation, monopoly/racketeering & antitrust dis-enforcement all help the Very Rich while harming The Public. [26:55 video ‘This Is Neoliberalism’]
Justice Matters PROBLEMS: Political Judges and States Attorneys, too little enforcement of anti-trust laws and white-collar crimes, over-prosecution of the poor. OPED: Commute death sentences and allow assisted suicide.
Nation States PROBLEMS: Nation-states, especially the biggest ones, have high risk of inept leadership change, making them a danger to the world. Many are increasingly corrupt, so change (as profiled below) is needed. [Ref.: The world is waking up to this!]
Instead of NATION-STATE-POLITICIANS essentially owning and controlling people (and their descendants ad infinitum) in "their" Nation State, wouldn't it be better if adults world-wide could contract with UN-certified professional agencies to perform nation-level fiduciary functions (certifications being updated at least annually).
— State, City and county governments would continue unchanged —
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