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#WakeUpATX this can happen in #ATX.
For d last three decades, San Francisco has conducted a real-life experiment-when a society stops enforcing bourgeois norms of behavior. The city has done so in d name of #compassion toward the #homeless. /1
#ATXcitizens #Austinhomeless #crisis
The results have been opposite: street squalor & misery have increased, even as government expenditures have ballooned. Yet d principles that've guided the city’s homelessness policy remain inviolate: homelessness is a housing problem; it is involuntary; and.../2 #Austinhomeless
its persistence is THE result of inadequate public spending. These propositions are readily disproved by talking to people living on the streets.
42% of respondents in city’s 2019 street poll of homeless reported chronic drug or alcohol use; actual percentage is likely higher /3
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This @businessinsider article addresses the astronomical costs of insulin. We deserve better. We must do better. @KamalaHarris recognizes the burden Americans carry and the choices they must make to survive. #healthcare #UnitedForKamala
1/ The number of Americans with diagnosed diabetes is projected to increase 165%, from 11 million in 2000 (prevalence of 4.0%) to 29 million in 2050 (prevalence of 7.2%).
(Source: Projections Of Diabetes Burden Through 2050. care.diabetesjournal.org)
#KamalaCare #UnitedForKamala
2/ The largest percent increase in diagnosed diabetes will be among those aged 75 years (271 % in women, 437% in men).
#KamalaCare #UnitedForKamala #healthcare #diabetes #insulin
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01. #BlackoutInfo
Was für Folgen hat ein landes- oder noch schlimmer, europaweiter, länger als 72 Stunden dauernder #Blackout, also #Stromausfall, in unserer zu 100% von #Strom abhängigen Gesellschaft? Wie ist der #Staat darauf vorbereitet? Wie engagiert sich unsere #Politik?
02. #BlackoutInfo
Innerhalb weniger Stunden nach einem landesweiten #Blackout wird bei 90% der Haushalte kein Wasser mehr aus der Leitung kommen. Auch die Toilettenspülung funktioniert nicht mehr, so daß in Ballungsräumen sehr schnell massive Probleme & Seuchengefahren entstehen.
03. #BlackoutInfo
In der Folge eines landesweiten #Blackout ist die Lebensmittelproduktion nicht mehr möglich. Noch vorhandene Vorräte zu verteilen wird immer schwieriger bis unmöglich. Logistikfirmen stellen Lieferungen sofort ein, da die automatisierten Lager offline sind.
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#BlackoutInfo What might be consequences of a national or even european #Blackout, lasting more than 72 hours in our electricity addicted society? How is our country prepared for? And how much our politicians engage for this catastrophic case?
#BlackoutInfo Within hours after a national #Blackout for 90% of all homes no more drinking water will flow out of the tap. Flushing the WC will work only one last time. Therefore risk of diseases is growing fast. No human can stand more than 3 days without water supply...
#BlackoutInfo As a follow of a national #Blackout production of food isn’t possible anymore. Distributing still available stockpiles is becoming difficult & very quick impossible. Automated warehouses can’t deliver anymore, because all is offline. Supermarkets run out of stocks.
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#BlackoutInfo Was für Folgen hat ein landes- oder noch schlimmer, europaweiter, länger als 72 Stunden dauernder #Blackout, also #Stromausfall, in unserer zu 100% von Strom abhängigen Gesellschaft? Wie ist unser Staat darauf vorbereitet? Und wie engagieren sich unserer #Politiker?
#BlackoutInfo Innerhalb weniger Stunden nach einem landesweiten #Blackout wird bei 90% der Haushalte kein Wasser mehr aus der Leitung kommen. Auch die Toilettenspülung funktioniert nicht mehr, so daß in Ballungsräumen massive Probleme und Seuchengefahren entstehen.
#BlackoutInfo In der Folge eines landesweiten #Blackout ist die Lebensmittelproduktion nicht mehr möglich. Noch vorhandene Vorräte zu verteilen wird immer schwieriger bis unmöglich. Logistikfirmen stellen Lieferungen sofort ein, da die automatisierten Lager offline sind.
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#Venezuela's #NicolasMaduro:
"We had a large shipment of medicines to last the country for a year,a large batch of raw materials for food. The bank account was frozen,the contracts were cancelled & the money is seized. They suffocate us,steal our money & put a show for the world"
#US ECONOMIC BLOCKADE BLOCKING THE HEALTH SECTOR
Nov. 2017:The transnational Pharmaceutical companies Baster,Abbot & Pfizer refused to issue exportation certificates to #Cancer drugs,making it impossible for #Venezuela to buy them
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#US BLOCKADE OF #VENEZUELA'S ACCESS TO MEDICINE
July 2017: The Citibank bank (#USA) refuses to receive #Venezuelan funds from the Central Bank for the import of 300 thousand doses of insulin, destined to cover the demand of 450 thousand registered patients.
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The hearing begins now. Tune in bit.ly/2CJhEBw
Chairman Grassley calls for transparency in drug pricing!
Senator Wyden is disappointed in the pharmaceutical companies who have declined the invitation to attend today’s hearing. He is eager to work with the committee to get something done about the increased drug pricing.
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