A post from The Perpetual Wantrepreneur that I loved reading yesterday. So, do you have a secret artistic passion?
Something to print out and definitely keep on your fridge. I don't know how many times I have had to look up how many teaspoons in a tablespoon or something like that. This chart makes it much easier.
So, did you find the weather this past winter a bit extreme???
"The extreme temperature duality witnessed across the US this past winter is likely to become the norm, thanks to ACD (anthropogenic climate disruption), and it was again revealed who the largest CO2 emitters are. China, the US and India lead as the world's largest polluters."
From 1908 and things are still the same. A wonderful speech by one of the greatest activists ever: Emma Goldman. It is good to read something like this and reflect...and try to make the world a better place by acting on it.
I've included the speech. I know many people don't like to read beyond the quote, but it's good to read the speech so you see in which context the quote comes from.
"We Americans claim to be a peace-loving people. We hate bloodshed; we are opposed to violence. Yet we go into spasms of joy over the possibility of projecting dynamite bombs from flying machines upon helpless citizens. We are ready to hang, electrocute, or lynch anyone, who, from economic necessity, will risk his own life in the attempt upon that of some industrial magnate. Yet our hearts swell with pride at the thought that America is becoming the most powerful nation on earth, and that she will eventually plant her iron foot on the necks of all other nations. Such is the logic of patriotism."
~ Emma Goldman
I know how important antibiotics are for very serious illnesses so this is why I feel compelled to share this article. The overuse of antibiotics has been a cause of concern for years. Now it's downright scary. Please read and pass on.
According to a new report by the World Health Organization, antimicrobial resistance poses a major public health threat and may throw the global population into a post-antibiotic era marked by common infections and minor injuries becoming lethal.
By John Tyburski, Daily Digest News
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
In April, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a detailed report describing a major threat to the public health of all nations, the development of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) among many common pathogens including bacteria, parasites, fungi, and viruses. The report offers chilling predictions of common infections and minor injuries becoming lethal because of diminished effectiveness of antibiotics. Many governments are devoting efforts and resources to this problem that “threatens the achievements of modern medicine.”
Far from being the plot of an apocalyptic science fiction story, the anticipated post-antibiotic era in which infections can no longer be controlled is a real possibility for the 21st Century, according to the report, the first ever WHO report on AMR. A post-antibiotic era is a period in which common bacteria achieve resistance to a variety of antibiotics and become untreatable. The risk will be equal across age, gender, and geographic location.
The report covered AMR in general but focused mainly on the antibiotic resistance of seven bacteria species that cause common, serious adverse health effects, including sepsis, diarrhea, pneumonia, gonorrhea, and urinary tract infections. What is most alarming is the documentation of increasing resistance to “last resort” antibiotics—drugs like amikacin and vancomycin. Once resistance develops to these, the infections will kill.
“Without urgent, coordinated action by many stakeholders, the world is headed for a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and minor injuries which have been treatable for decades can once again kill,” says Dr Keiji Fukuda, WHO’s Assistant Director-General for Health Security. “Effective antibiotics have been one of the pillars allowing us to live longer, live healthier, and benefit from modern medicine. Unless we take significant actions to improve efforts to prevent infections and also change how we produce, prescribe and use antibiotics, the world will lose more and more of these global public health goods and the implications will be devastating.”