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Heading back to the US today. In the UK, people are terrified that Brexit will cause massive economic collapse. Their other major concern is climate change, especially in London where #ExtinctionRebellion has had an impact on local government actions.
The New York Times
William J. Broad
– Jul 15, 2019, 11:30 PM
In 2000, the Broward County Public Schools in Florida received an alarming report. Like many affluent school districts at the time, Broward was considering laptops and wireless networks for its classrooms and 250,000 students. Were there any health…
A few years ago, I lived in a walkup apartment in the East Village of New York. Every so often descending the stairway, I would catch a glimpse of a particular family with young children in its Sisyphean attempts to reach the fourth floor. The mom…
Washington(CNN) Flight attendants feel the pain of cramped aircraft seats, too. 'It is a torture chamber for our passengers and for us, that also fly on our own airlines,' Lori Bassani, of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, or APFA…
francine hardawayTransatlantic and Pacific flights are especially excruciating. The idea is to have people in economy crammed in like cattle.
The Financial Times
– Jul 15, 2019, 9:00 PM
US drug manufacturers and distributors are under the gun. Two decades into the opioid addiction epidemic that has killed more than 200,000 people, the industry is now confronting a cluster of lawsuits and enforcement actions seeking to hold them…
francine hardawayThere is so much of this in medicine. It's not only painkillers. Everything has been overprescribed. When drug companies began being able to advertise, everything changed.
Center for American Progress Action
– Oct 1, 2018, 6:19 AM
The Trump administration and Republicans in Congress have an undeniably poor record on health care. In addition to repeatedly threatening to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and pushing for devastating cuts to programs such as Medicaid and the…
francine hardawayEveryone is making false claims about health care but no one is seriously working on it. It's hard.
So you want to buy a new MacBook, maybe for school, maybe for work, maybe to create something that lets you change how and why you work. Whatever. You need it, you want it… but you're just not sure which new MacBook to get. At least not yet.
That was just the beginning. When Amazon canceled a commuter bus to a Minneapolis neighborhood, some started a petition to reinstate it. When Prime Day fell during Ramadan, the workers asked for a lighter workload to accommodate their fasting…
francine hardawayI’m not a fan of the way Amazon treats patients
The roll-out of 5G technology will enable brands to create experiences that “merge” the physical and virtual worlds in increasingly powerful ways, a leading executive from Qualcomm, the chip manufacturer, has argued. Penny Baldwin…
– Jul 15, 2019, 8:26 AM
Extinction Rebellion protesters have brought a major London road to a standstill as activists take to the streets across five UK cities to demand greater action on climate change. Five colourful boats have been used to stop traffic in Cardiff…
francine hardawayIn the UK this is big. Councils are calling climate emergencies.