National ID's, Iris Scans, and the Other Individual Tracking Trends
Help! National ID's, iris scan research for identity purposes. This scares the daylights out of me. I do not want to be scanned as I move about this country or this world, but I fear without enough of an outcry from enough people, this will become the way of life with hardly anyone noticing. Big Brother is already watching every move we make--including this post. We have been trained through all our electronic cards--credit, club cards, on-line purchases--to give up way too easily our precious identities. Once those are amassed into a central ID, we are at the mercy of whatever power broker is in charge. I would like to hear from experts in this field who oppose this trend. We have already heard enough from the governmental agencies pushing for these steps. Let's hear some outcry from the other side. Perhaps ACLU, Libertarians, or even the church should be up in arms and informing the American people as to how to stop this.
Antimicrobial resistance is growing worldwide, rendering many "work horse" medicines ineffective. Without intervention, drug-resistant pathogens could lead to millions of deaths by 2050. Thankfully, companies like Pfizer are taking action.
- Antimicrobial-resistant pathogens are one of the largest threats to global health today.
- As we get older, our immune systems age, increasing our risk of life threatening infections. Without reliable antibiotics, life expectancy could decline for the first time in modern history.
- If antibiotics become ineffective, common infections could result in hospitalization or even death. Life-saving interventions like cancer treatments and organ transplantation would become more difficult, more often resulting in death. Routine procedures would become hard to perform.
- Without intervention, resistant pathogens could result in 10 million annual deaths by 2050.
- By taking a multi-faceted approach—inclusive of adherence to good stewardship, surveillance and responsible manufacturing practices, as well as an emphasis on prevention and treatment—companies like Pfizer are fighting to help curb the spread.
Entrepreneur and author Andrew Horn shares his rules for becoming an assured conversationalist.
- To avoid basing action on external validation, you need to find your "authentic voice" and use it.
- Finding your voice requires asking the right questions of yourself.
- There are 3-5 questions that you would generally want to ask people you are talking to.
Swiss researchers identify new dangers of modern cocaine.
- Cocaine cut with anti-worming adulterant levamisole may cause brain damage.
- Levamisole can thin out the prefrontal cortex and affect cognitive skills.
- Government health programs should encourage testing of cocaine for purity.
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