Last updated: Monday, April 19, 2021  [Amerika’s political parties, Congress and Supreme Court are dominated by corporate & oligarch "donation-bribes". We must eliminate social media's paid-fake-news and "donation-bribes" of congressmen. This will allow a better informed public to dominate by electing the best principle-and-policy candidates.]
Aggregated News & Opinion
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Obama's ACA didn't fix this:
The US wastes $1.8 Trillion per year on health care spending compared to the average of 2017 total per capita costs of comparable yet profit-controlled advanced countries. Let's end price gouging and adopt profit-control practices too. To the point, 2017 US out-of-control per capita health care spending was $5322 more per person than in France, the highest rated system based on patient outcomes.
New measures to enforce stay-at-home order with hospitals ‘bursting at the seams’ but civil liberties campaigners cry foul
Leyland Cecco in Toronto | The Guardian | 21.04.17
World’s most populous nation records almost 235,000 infections as new wave takes hold
Staff and agency | The Guardian | 21.04.17
When it comes to addressing the climate emergency, there have been hopeful moments before that ultimately led to nothing. Now, hope rises again
Jeff Goodell | The Guardian | 21.04.17
Environment:  Whitest-ever paint could help cool heating Earth, study shows [Could solar panel islands this color replace our melting arctic icecap?]
New paint reflects 98% of sunlight as well as radiating infrared heat into space, reducing need for air conditioning
Damian Carrington Environment editor | The Guardian | 21.04.16
Environment:  How Texas’s zombie oil wells are creating an environmental disaster zone [California, the Dakotas and Oklahoma too, and many still leak methane.... ]
Thousands of abandoned oil wells dot the Permian Basin in west Texas and New Mexico, endangering humans and wildlife. With oil costs plummeting, they’re likely to proliferate. Who is going to cover the cleanup costs?
Clayton Aldern, Christopher Collins, and Naveena Sadasivam | The Guardian | 21.04.15
Sarah Boseley Health editor | The Guardian | 21.04.15
  • Cost of batteries to fall and recharge points to increase
  • Rapid electrification could save drivers $2.7tn by 2050
Oliver Milman | The Guardian | 21.04.15
Environment:  Just 3% of world’s ecosystems remain intact, study suggests [Mommy mommy, what’s killing the world?]
Pristine areas in the Amazon and Siberia may expand with animal reintroductions, scientists say
Damian Carrington Environment editor | The Guardian | 21.04.15
Rising levels of microplastic pollution raise questions about the impact on human health, experts say
Damian Carrington Environment editor | The Guardian | 21.04.15
Jedidajah Otte (now); Martin Belam and Helen Sullivan (earlier) | The Guardian | 21.04.14
Climate change EMERGENCY:  Climate crisis: Boris Johnson ‘too cosy’ with vested interests to take serious action [Dependably unfit for the job.]
Report author calls for thorough clean-up of political donations, directorships and embedded interns
Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent | The Guardian | 21.04.14
Climate change EMERGENCY:  ‘We cannot drink oil’: campaigners condemn east African pipeline project [Does the highest bribe always win?]
Activists say the ‘heart of Africa’ line shipping crude from Uganda to Tanzania is unnecessary and poses a huge environmental risk
Samuel Okiror in Kampala | The Guardian | 21.04.14
PANDEMIC:  Top WHO Epidemiologist Warns Coronavirus Pandemic 'Growing Exponentially' Around the World [The pandemic is worsening for the unvaccinated!]
"It is the time right now where everyone has to take stock and have a reality check of what we need to be doing."
by Brett Wilkins, staff writer | Common Dreams | 21.04.13
Environmental groups and neighbours condemn plan to release more than 1m tonnes of contaminated water in two years’ time
Justin McCurry in Tokyo and agencies | The Guardian | 21.04.13

Howling to coerce better journalism!
BOB SOMERBY in Baltimore | The DailyHowler

Arts & Education Events:

Briana Flin, Josh Landis, Alastair Gee, Frida Garza, Laurence Topham and Charlie Phillips, Source: Nexus Media News | The Guardian | 21.04.18
Nancy Pelosi:  Nancy Pelosi’s disdain for the Squad is not a good look for a leader [Pelosi solicits the corrupting influence of corporate bribery to the detriment of progressive priorities.]
A new book records the House speaker making yet more disparaging remarks about congressional progressives
Arwa Mahdawi | The Guardian | 21.04.18
Al Franken Channel | YouTube | 21.04.18
From climate to healthcare, fundamental challenges demand the US change with the times
Robert Reich | The Guardian | 21.04.18
Reversing Republican damage!  'Watershed Moment' as Haaland Revokes Trump-Era Orders, Creates Climate Task Force [An agenda befitting her agency's purpose!]
"Today's orders make certain that the Interior Department is no longer going to serve as a rubber-stamp for the coal and oil and gas industries."
by Jessica Corbett, staff writer | Common Dreams | 21.04.17

Instead of looking south, campaigners are looking north, to the egalitarian models of small Nordic nations
Ian Jack | The Guardian | 21.04.18
Pursuing a better life ‘It’s a day off’: wiretaps show Mediterranean migrants were left to die [Inhumane dereliction of duty!]
Exclusive: Transcripts of conversations between Italian officials and Libyan coastguard contained in leaked file
by Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo | The Guardian | 21.04.17
Immigration:  After Refugee Directive Sparks Backlash, White House Vows to Increase Cap in May [Governments abstaining immigrant acceptance admit a lack of caring or imagination to solve ignored problems to improve society.]
"As a candidate, Biden promised humanity and relief for refugees fleeing persecution," said an ACLU attorney. "We will be watching to see if President Biden fulfills his promises.”
by Jessica Corbett, staff writer | Common Dreams | 21.04.17
Cuba:  End of an Era as Raúl Castro Steps Down as Cuba's Leader [Hopefully sanctions and tariffs harming the economy and innocent public can be removed.]
The longtime first secretary's resignation means Cuba will be led by someone whose name is not Castro for the first time in over 60 years.
by Brett Wilkins, staff writer | Common Dreams | 21.04.17

Los Angeles officials have announced an effort to return the valuable Manhattan Beach property to the descendants of Willa and Charles Bruce
Sam Levin in Manhattan Beach, California | The Guardian | 21.04.18
Thousands marched in Chicago where 13-year-old Adam Toledo was killed while about 100 arrested in Brooklyn Center
Oliver Laughland in Minneapolis and Jason Wilson in Portland | The Guardian | 21.04.18

Virtual Nations [An editorial promoting an anti-despot/fascist ideal]
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 —
Marc Cherbonnier | The Baltimore Chronicle | Ref.

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