Everywhere across the world it appears that more and more is being stripped away from the majority, while the minority piles up on the earnings. The small fraction of those who hold the wealth detract the real reasoning behind their wealth (status, family, power, influence, etc.) and credit it all to hard work, knuckling down, doing the best they could. Meanwhile, they look down on the poor, the less fortunate, as if their life situation came purely out of their own doings. Within this same notion, some in power feel like this is the perfect excuse to continually remove assistance to those who need it.
In reality, many of the poorest people are the hardest working people around, and the fate of their wealth is far out of their control. Holding two jobs or more to barely scrape up less than $30,000 a year for an entire family is not working hard? That’s not knuckling down? Let’s see the top 2% do it.
Even yet, many people rely on help from other sources. Why is it that people working everyday of their lives have to fight to hold onto benefits awarded to them through work, like health care? Why should people be intimidated to speak up and improve their working conditions in fear of losing their jobs? Why aren’t basic things critical to sustaining life just a given?
As we’ve witnessed, more and more is being stolen from the majority, while the minority become wealthier. However, the system will buckle, whether through a crippling economic blow or resistance among the people, it will all come to a rough end. The minority cannot continue to use and abuse the majority because they are reliant among their work and money.
So, here we are in this pivotal moment in history, we have a choice. We also have people, support, and knowledge to arm us. Do we continue down this path until we have nothing left, until the dollar is worth nothing, until we’re left destitute, or do we fight back and let those in power know that this is no longer acceptable?
We have the power, the choice is ours. It’s time to act now.
Human cells have plenty of defenses against viral invasion, including proteins that attach to the double-stranded RNA, preventing the virus from replicating itself after successful invasion.
This new drug therapy combines those dsRNA proteins with a protein that induces apoptosis. It’s called a DRACO, Double-stranded RNA Activated Caspase Oligomerizer.
When one end of the DRACO binds to dsRNA, it signals the other end of the DRACO to induce cell suicide, an MIT News article explains. In this way, the cell is killed before the virus can take over and eventually kill it anyway. If there is no dsRNA, the healthy cells are left alone.
“In theory, it should work against all viruses,” said Todd Rider, a senior staff scientist at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory who invented the new technology.
At 26 years old, Charleston, SC native Raymond Johnson was diagnosed with cancer. He’s working, but he has no insurance. So he and his doctor applied for Medicaid to cover the costs of his treatment, but he was denied. Denied because he has breast cancer and Medicaid only covers breast cancer treatment for women.
#3 Schools That Educate for Compliance and Not for Democracy. Upon accepting the New York City Teacher of the Year Award on January 31, 1990, John Taylor Gatto upset many in attendance by stating: “The truth is that schools don’t really teach anything except how to obey orders. This is a great mystery to me because thousands of humane, caring people work in schools as teachers and aides and administrators, but the abstract logic of the institution overwhelms their individual contributions.” A generation ago, the problem of compulsory schooling as a vehicle for an authoritarian society was widely discussed, but as this problem has gotten worse, it is seldom discussed.
The nature of most classrooms, regardless of the subject matter, socializes students to be passive and directed by others, to follow orders, to take seriously the rewards and punishments of authorities, to pretend to care about things they don’t care about, and that they are impotent to affect their situation. A teacher can lecture about democracy, but schools are essentially undemocratic places, and so democracy is not what is instilled in students. Jonathan Kozol in The Night Is Dark and I Am Far from Home focused on how school breaks us from courageous actions. Kozol explains how our schools teach us a kind of “inert concern” in which “caring”—in and of itself and without risking the consequences of actual action—is considered “ethical.” School teaches us that we are “moral and mature” if we politely assert our concerns, but the essence of school—its demand for compliance—teaches us not to act in a friction-causing manner.
Judaism is very complex. One can only get a real notion of the religion and community in which I lived in by living there themselves. However, I will try my best to explain a few things that bother me about the community that I was brought up in.
Sexual Assault Prevention Tips Guaranteed to Work!
1. Don’t put drugs in people’s drinks in order to control their behavior.
2. When you see someone walking by themselves, leave them alone!
3. If you pull over to help someone with car problems, remember not to assault them!
4. NEVER open an unlocked door or window uninvited.
5. If you are in an elevator and someone else gets in, DON’T ASSAULT THEM!
6. Remember, people go to laundry to do their laundry, do not attempt to molest someone who is alone in a laundry room.
7. USE THE BUDDY SYSTEM! If you are not able to stop yourself from assaulting people, ask a friend to stay with you while you are in public.
8. Always be honest with people! Don’t pretend to be a caring friend in order to gain the trust of someone you want to assault. Consider telling them you plan to assault them. If you don’t communicate your intentions, the other person may take that as a sign that you do not plan to rape them.
9. Don’t forget: you can’t have sex with someone unless they are awake!
10. Carry a whistle! If you are worried you might assault someone “on accident” you can hand it to the person you are with, so they can blow it if you do.