As economic inequality has continued to dominate our society, I am constantly reminded of the original Star Trek series, and more specifically a particular episode. This essay has really nothing to do with the future of space travel or exploration (a word the precedes exploitation). Instead I use that series to address what is going on Earth in the present as the original series did.
So I'm minding my own business today, engaged in a little work avoidance and procrastination, watching videos of Joe Biden on Twitter that pretty clearly show how far his dementia has advanced (I won't even bother to link to it, but I've spent 15 minutes watching the same clip to determine if he actually did exclaim "my butt's been wiped!"), and I learned that Glenn Greenwald is over at Substack. Well, well, well, well, well, I said to the cats, hie me over there!
Essentially blocking the pain signal by blocking the nerve's voltage-gated sodium channel known as Nav1.7 with modified spider venom.
The consequences of US imperialism are far reaching and global. Most people don't draw the connection to climate chaos and the US war machine but it is catastrophic. In fact Abby Martin's new film describes it as Earth's greatest enemy (2 min trailer)
Maureen Dowd's column today: Apocalypse Right Now
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/24/opinion/sunday/climate-change-floods-.... Read this if you can. A sobering photo essay of our crumbling planet.
"Some hope technology can save us.
There are beginning to be lights visible through the fog with which the media, including so-called left media, has blanketed this race. Tim Black has been covering the race and has had Turner on his show more than once. Marianne Williamson has endorsed and interviewed her. Mind, I can't