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.
Storify: NM Pubic Defender Crisis Tweetstorm.
My local attorney friend goes on a rant. And it’s IMPORTANT. Pass it around, NM’ans.
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.
The Atlantic: Trump Unveils Plan to Boost Support for Child Care.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
Tax Justice Network: The Bahamas tax haven - a (re-)emerging global menace?
Art Newspaper: Ninth-century mosque destroyed by airstrike in Yemen.
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.
pshares/blog: Online “Nymphet” Culture and the Reclaiming of Lolita.
This should be compared to the Harley Quinn phenom (Suicide Squad).
The Economist: The last big frontier.
Guardian.UK/Vincente Fox: Mexicans gave Donald Trump the hostile welcome he deserved.
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?”
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.
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.
Vox: I arrived at my friend’s party. A few hours later she died, exactly as planned.
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.
PS Mag: Here’s Why the Navajo Nation Is Suing the EPA Over Colorado’s Mining Catastrophe
Vox: Amber Heard did what abuse victims are “supposed” to do.
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.
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!
DebugMe: Sites Where Girls Can Learn to Code Online.
538: The GOP’s Chances Of Holding The Senate Are Following Trump Downhill.
Good news in the midst of mayhem.