(a reprise from 2012, updated in 2016, having added other herbs, foods, and supplements.)
I read news this morning about a new strain of Superbug that is plaguing India; the piece explains the NDM-1 gene and plasmids that allow easy bacterial mutations; more than I can fully grasp in a reading. (The piece neglects to mention how much the same causes occur in the US, of course.) But antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains other than MRSA seem to be brewing and causing increasing alarm among health care organizations. Global pandemics are apparently not unlikely, and finding reliable cures in what they’re calling ‘a post-antibiotic era’ frightening at the very least. Chief causes seem to be over-prescribed antibiotics, patients historically not having completed the prescribed round of antibiotics, and antibiotics in animal feed.
(Gentrification raises all boats, no? ♫ The Wells Fargo Wagon’s Comin’ Down the Track ♫…)
‘World Economic Forum targets Detroit’, September 3, 2021, struggle la-lucha.org, David Sole (Creative Commons)
“The World Economic Forum (WEF) has announced plans to open a “Global Center for Urban Transformation” in Detroit in October 2021. The WEF is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) that describes itself as aiming to improve “the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas.” It has been in existence since 1971 and is based in Switzerland.
‘You can say that again’ ~ the Wizard of Id
Why aren’t we revolting (yes, we’re deplorable useless eaters, a different matter altogether)? Our ruling Kleptocrats don’t care if we live or die, but most make noises as if they do. ‘Elect me! I’m not him!’ Or engage in Congressional Virtue-signaling Tweets, but don’t vote as they Tweet.
The Peasants are useful only to serve their needs, pay taxes from the Fruits of Our Labor to fund our own further immiseration and precarity!
Are we dead or just asleep? Do we keep on believing that Voting really matters?
‘If voting made a difference, it would be illegal!’
~ Emma Goldman
‘US announces sanctions against Venezuela’s state oil company PDVSA’, via RT, Jan 28, 2019
“Washington has imposed sanctions against the Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA, seizing $7 billion in assets, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said. The US is trying to force recognition of Juan Guaido as president in Caracas.
They will be Directing the Global One Percent Choir in comfort and style, learning how to take care of themselves along the way. But seriously, satirizing the affair this year…ain’t quite so funny, given the massive immiseration of so many citizens globally. But in any event, ♪ On with the Bugs Bunny Sho-o-ow♫!