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NY Times: Could Ancient Remedies Hold the Answer to the Looming Antibiotics Crisis?

Meanwhile, the world indulged in the existing array of antibiotics in such a reckless fashion that it’s hard to know where to place blame. Physicians are just as guilty of overprescribing antibiotics — even to mollify hypochondriacs — as patients are of demanding the drugs too often.” No, you are wrong, NY Times. This is incorrect and placing blame squarely in the wrong place. Physicians were given perks to push antibiotics to patients - by drug companies. I worked as an A/V tech long enough to see how the third-generation cephalosporins were marketed. “Your patient could take amoxicillin and be better in a week, or take our new cephalosporin and be better in A DAY.” Doctors were complicit, but they wouldn’t/couldn’t have done it alone. To blame the patient, after the use of the above marketing? Revisionist history.

09/14/16 • 05:59 PM • EconomicsHealthHuman RightsScience • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Storify: NM Pubic Defender Crisis Tweetstorm.

My local attorney friend goes on a rant. And it’s IMPORTANT. Pass it around, NM’ans.

09/14/16 • 04:20 PM • Human RightsLawSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

In These Times: On the Clinton Foundation, Why Are Journalists Telling Us to Look the Other Way?

ITT is a left-leaning organization, and they’re printing this. Take note. Some will feel, with Clinton’s recent health issue, turning a blind eye is the best strategy to ensure a win in November. The Foundation is a serious problem now, and will be a problem after election. It’s not a disqualifying one, but it needs addressing beyond PR talking points.

Just like the ACA. And I’ll mention again, the ACA’s new rates hit on November 1. Election is November 8. There are going to be a LOT of upset people.

I don’t see the Democrats doing a damned thing about it. And yet, the Republicans haven’t even made a feint at this sitting duck.

It’s a season of political idiocy all the way around.

09/14/16 • 01:51 PM • EconomicsHuman RightsPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Atlantic: Trump Unveils Plan to Boost Support for Child Care.

Whether he wins or not, the Republican nominee has pushed his party closer to the Democratic position a key economic issue.” Whuzzah?

09/13/16 • 06:29 PM • ChildhoodEconomicsHealthHuman RightsPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Bill Moyers: We, the Plutocrats vs. We, the People.

So what brought on that spasm of rebellion?  They simply couldn’t see beyond their own prerogatives. Fiercely loyal to their families, their clubs, their charities and their congregations — fiercely loyal, that is, to their own kind — they narrowly defined membership in democracy to include only people like themselves.” So many parallels to the privileged classes vs. the third estate in the French Revolution. History repeats.

09/12/16 • 09:36 AM • EconomicsHistoryHuman RightsPolitics • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

naked capitalism: Warrant Issued for Amy Goodman’s Arrest for DAPL Reporting.

Some strange things going down in North Dakota, however, and they don’t augur well for those who are peacefully engaging in constitutionally protected activity, including peaceful protest and press coverage. I noticed, for example, that the state recently became the first to authorize the use of armed drones by police.” You think it can’t happen here, and then ...

09/12/16 • 08:22 AM • EnvironmentalHuman RightsLawPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

naked cap: Dakota Pipeline Will Proceed As Feds Undertake Smoke and Mirrors Policy Reconsideration.

Woof. Always read the actual case first. This doesn’t look great.

09/10/16 • 06:39 PM • HistoryHuman RightsLawPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Times: A Big Blast in North Korea, and Big Questions on U.S. Policy.

IMHO, sanctions have not worked for decades. This should have been realized and restrategized ages ago.

09/09/16 • 12:24 PM • EconomicsHistoryHuman RightsPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Tax Justice Network: The Bahamas tax haven - a (re-)emerging global menace?

Of note.

09/09/16 • 10:19 AM • EconomicsHuman RightsLawPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Art Newspaper: Ninth-century mosque destroyed by airstrike in Yemen.

This has to stop. The Saudi Wahabbists cannot continue to conveniently cleanse history while chasing terrorists. Related: How crazy they’re getting.

09/09/16 • 09:27 AM • HistoryHuman RightsPoliticsReligion • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The New Yorker: A Pipeline Fight and America’s Dark Past.

The fight for environmental sanity—against pipelines and coal ports and other fossil-fuel infrastructure—has increasingly been led by Native Americans, many of whom are in that Dakota camp today. They speak with real authority—no one else has lived on this continent for the long term.” You know where my sympathies lie. How do you put an ancestor back on the path to eternity, after a bulldozer has desecrated their resting place? One of the most important news items of this year, and it’s not being discussed nearly enough.

09/06/16 • 07:17 PM • EnvironmentalHuman RightsLawPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

pshares/blog: Online “Nymphet” Culture and the Reclaiming of Lolita.

This should be compared to the Harley Quinn phenom (Suicide Squad).

09/06/16 • 05:36 PM • ArtsBooksHuman RightsPsychologyWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Economist: The last big frontier.

Yeah, Idaho.

09/05/16 • 05:13 PM • HistoryHuman RightsLawPolitics • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK/Vincente Fox: Mexicans gave Donald Trump the hostile welcome he deserved.

Well, even though I’m against walls, I’d gladly build one around Trump, to spare the world from people like him.

09/05/16 • 09:34 AM • HistoryHuman RightsPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Atlantic: The Plight of the Overworked Nonprofit Employee.

These responses expose a gap between the values that many nonprofits hold and the way they treat their own staffs. There’s no doubt that nonprofits today face serious financial difficulties and constraints, but do they have no choice but to demand long, unpaid hours of their employees? Putting questions of fairness aside, is their treatment of their workers limiting their effectiveness?

08/24/16 • 09:13 AM • EconomicsHuman RightsSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Sex on campus isn’t what you think - what 101 student journals taught me.

I don’t know. This initial story is *very* familiar. My first college roommate was the quarterback of the freshman football team. He should have installed a conveyor belt. He was even engaged to his high school sweetheart (not in the same college), and he did this. Repugnant as this was, others on the team behaved worse. And that was the late ‘70’s. Sounds like ‘same old, same old’ to me; little has actually changed.

08/23/16 • 09:37 AM • ChildhoodHistoryHuman Rights • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

BillMoyers: American Women Are Still Dying in Childbirth at Alarming Rates.

Here’s a way to look at it. It’s only slightly more risky to have a baby in Iraq, than in Texas. 50 vs. 35.8 per 100,000. Sub-Saharan Africa still leads, with upwards of 300.

08/22/16 • 10:20 AM • HealthHuman RightsLawReligionScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Vox: I arrived at my friend’s party. A few hours later she died, exactly as planned.

Beautiful.

08/22/16 • 09:00 AM • HealthHuman RightsLaw • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Review of Books: ‘Hot’ Sex & Young Girls, by Zoë Heller.

It would be a salutary thing to have some old-school feminist pugnacity injected back into the culture.” Amen. Though I suspect a bitter backlash when the current generation starts to age and realizes all they gave up.

08/21/16 • 12:37 PM • EntertainmentHuman RightsPsychology • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

PS Mag: Here’s Why the Navajo Nation Is Suing the EPA Over Colorado’s Mining Catastrophe

If you’re one of those nobs who thinks ‘sour grapes’, educate yourself as to why the Navajo feel the Feds seem intent on poisoning them to death.

08/19/16 • 04:50 PM • EnvironmentalHistoryHuman RightsNaturePolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Vox: Amber Heard did what abuse victims are “supposed” to do.

*Ahem* Yes, well ... some of us smelled a rat. The media can generalize all it wants to, critique itself. Real people around here have ears to hear, eyes to see.

08/19/16 • 04:42 PM • EntertainmentHuman RightsLaw • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NPR: Should We Be Having Kids In The Age Of Climate Change?

Back at James Madison University, Travis Rieder explains a PowerPoint graph that seems to offer hope. Bringing down global fertility by just half a child per woman ‘could be the thing that saves us’, he says.” Broadcast this one, far and wide.

08/18/16 • 09:48 PM • ChildhoodFutureHealthHistoryHuman Rights • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Capital and Main: DOJ to End Use of Private Prisons.

The DOJ’s decision is a testament to the long and tiring work of some of In the Public Interest’s closest allies, including Grassroots Leadership, Detention Watch, ACLU, AFL-CIO, AFSC, AFSCME, Prison Legal News, Enlace, Justice Strategies, SEIU, Teamsters, CWA, AFGE, PICO, the Sentencing Project, Brave New Films, NAACP and many more.” Congratulations!

08/18/16 • 12:35 PM • Human RightsLawPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

DebugMe: Sites Where Girls Can Learn to Code Online.

Of note.

08/18/16 • 12:24 PM • Human RightsInternetProgramming • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

538: The GOP’s Chances Of Holding The Senate Are Following Trump Downhill.

Good news in the midst of mayhem.

08/18/16 • 12:09 PM • Human RightsPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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