It's the Age Avalanche! (apologies to Ken Dychtwald).
Big changes are thundering down the time track. We will be the political gorilla. How do we use our muscle to the best effect? We have to be very careful and very smart.
We are the readers of Science Fiction, and now our world is sci-fi realized.
Come ON, Democrats!
What Should Democrats Stand For?
I hear a lot of "It can't be just anti-Trump. Democrats need a vision for our country."
In the midst of World War II, FDR had the time and the sense to make a very important point.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: "In our day certain economic truths have become accepted as self-evident. "
A second Bill of Rights
....under which a new basis of security and prosperity can be established for all regardless of station, or race, or creed. Among these are:
1. The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines throughout the nation.
2. The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation.
3. The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living.
4. The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom, freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad.
5. The right of every family to a decent home.
6. The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health.
7. The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident and unemployment.
8. The right to a good education.
"All of these rights spell security. And after this war is won we must be prepared to move forward in the implementation of these rights to new goals of human happiness and well-being. For unless there is security here at home there cannot be lasting peace in the world." FDR
My point is... Come ON, Democrats, smush the oligarchs spending billions on trying to regain the old, PLUTOCRATIC status quo. Do your job for the rest of us! [Read a great article (from which this quote was taken) with Bill Moyers interviewing one of my heroes, James Galbraith of the U of Texas.]
"Over the Line""Well, it's kind of newsworthy.""You have a strange mind, Duff.""I hear the biome has a lot of control over your sex drive.""Gross.""Well, it's a big medical discovery, all that.""I'm going to talk to mine like you talk to a baby in your belly."(Some comments from early readers who could actually think of something to say.)
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Science Fiction has no fear. It treads on subjects you might think odd to be trod. But I am just super impressed with the tidal wave of discoveries about MICROBIOMES. Everybody and pretty much every living thing has a microbiome. They are vital to healthy life... heck, to life itself!
A lot of people I talk to completely underestimate the human microbiome. There's a chance I overestimate it, but I think not. In and on your body there i…
Way to Go, California At last, a governing person who hates bots as much as I do! California state Senator Robert M. Hertzberg Bots of the Internet, Reveal Yourselves!A bill in the California legislature would regulate bots by making them disclose their automated nature. But how? Bots are the body lice of the Internet. Bots are stealth brain boring parasites. Bots are the pliers and screwdrivers in the Devil's workshop. Other than those, my opinions about bots are neutral.
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"Biotech*," the Growth Wing of Pharma Didn't know that? The Chinese certainly do Some headlines and paragraphs spelling it out
Money is rushing into biotech at breakneck speed this year, and one part of the globe is accounting for much of the uptick: China. VC deals were teeming with Chinese investors in the first half of the year, with China-based firms participating in US biotech investment rounds worth $5.1 billion, according to data from PitchBook. For some perspective, that beats 2017's total figure of $4 billion — and we're only six months into the year. ENDPOINTS NEWS**
Chinese funds participated in investment rounds in US biotech companies worth $5.1bn in the first half of this year, beating the $4bn in 2017, the first year of large Chinese inflows into the sector, according to PitchBook.→ Financial Times🔐
Shanghai Pharmaceuticals on the prowl for acquisitions in US and Europe The Chinese pharmaceutical firm plans to open a research centre in San Diego and acq…