Still another danger is represented by those who, paying lip service to democracy and the common welfare, in their insatiable greed for money and the power which money gives, do not hesitate surreptitiously to evade the laws designed to safeguard the public from monopolistic extortion. American fascists of this stamp were clandestinely aligned with their German counterparts before the war, and are even now preparing to resume where they left off, after ‘the present unpleasantness’ ceases.
They claim to be super-patriots, but they would destroy every liberty guaranteed by the Constitution. They demand free enterprise, but are the spokesmen for monopoly and vested interest. Their final objective toward which all their deceit is directed is to capture political power so that, using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously, they may keep the common man in eternal subjection.
Democrats in chaos as convention opens (jdargis)
Indeed, while the drama over emails indicating DNC favoritism toward Clinton were certain to cloud the Democratic convention, senior party officials say their quick disposal of Wasserman Schultz even before the convention opens in Philadelphia gives the party a chance to soothe any restlessness in its ranks, according to interviews with lawmakers, party strategists and aides on Sunday evening.
The Florida congresswoman’s resignation — under heavy pressure from top Democrats — comes amid the release of thousand of leaked emails showing DNC staffers favoring Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders in the party’s 2016 primary contest.
Her announcement that she was leaving had pro-Sanders supporters cheering during a demonstration in Philadelphia and Donald Trump and other Republicans crowing about the disarray among the Democrats.
Trump: Tribune Of Poor White People (jdargis)
What many don’t understand is how truly desperate these places are, and we’re not talking about small enclaves or a few towns–we’re talking about multiple states where a significant chunk of the white working class struggles to get by. Heroin addiction is rampant. In my medium-sized Ohio county last year, deaths from drug addiction outnumbered deaths from natural causes. The average kid will live in multiple homes over the course of her life, experience a constant cycle of growing close to a “stepdad” only to see him walk out on the family, know multiple drug users personally, maybe live in a foster home for a bit (or at least in the home of an unofficial foster like an aunt or grandparent), watch friends and family get arrested, and on and on. And on top of that is the economic struggle, from the factories shuttering their doors to the Main Streets with nothing but cash-for-gold stores and pawn shops.
Now, you could reverse that reaction and get your aluminum back by supplying electrical energy, but you would also release CO2 gas, which would defeat the purpose in this case. Instead, the researchers propose carrying off that aluminum oxalate for conversion to oxalic acid, which is used for cleaning and as an input for some other industrial products. That conversion basically swaps hydrogen for the aluminum, so you could close the loop and return “fresh” aluminum to the electrochemical cell.
Whatever actually happened, it is clear that Pres. Erdogan has — with the catalyst of the alleged putsch — completely transformed the strategic position of Turkey: its alliances and dependencies; its chances for survival, and the fate of the region which is vital not only to its inhabitants, but as a nexus of global trade. The Russian Government knows very well just how mercurial Pres. Erdogan has been, and how he has tried — and failed — to confront Russia strategically. It was Russia which essentially defeated Turkey in Syria and Iraq, and possibly in the Caucasus and Balkans.
“I cannot imagine that Zika virus will damage any more than a small fraction of the total number of children who are damaged by lead in deteriorated, poor housing in the United States,” says Dr. Philip Landrigan, a prominent pediatrician and the dean for global health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
“Lead, mercury, PCBs, flame retardants and pesticides cause prenatal brain damage to tens of thousands of children in this country every year,” he noted.
As Ars has written about before, triclosan and its ilk have the ability to spur the development of drug resistance and help out drug-resistant microbes. But Yee and Gilbert focus mostly on the potentially stealthier harm, the injury to the microbiome. Studies using zebrafish (which can be used as a model organism for vertebrate development) and flathead minnows both found that triclosan alters gut microbiomes. Those studies also suggested that the gut microbiomes can rebound after triclosan is removed. However, a study of microbes in waterways found that triclosan exposure made permanent changes to communities.
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