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We the People - Suck

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It is no secret that America is a wealthy nation, but it's alarming to learn that we rank dead last in healthcare among developed countries. Not only that, but we also have the highest rates of cancer, heart disease, obesity, alcohol and drug use. Prescription drug addiction is rampant, affecting millions of Americans.  To make matters worse, almost 49 million people in our country are living in poverty and struggling to put food on the table, yet we waste an astonishing $165 billion worth of food every year. Our food supply is also contaminated with pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, and toxic chemicals, which are spreading chaos worldwide and disrupting our immune systems. This is a wake-up call to action.  It's time for us to take responsibility for our health and the health of our planet. We must demand change from our government, our healthcare system, and our food industry to ensure a better future for ourselves and generations to come.

Corporate greenwashing

  It is disheartening to see corporate politicians making grand statements about their efforts in ending climate change while most of it is just greenwashing. Recent news items put everything in perspective, revealing the true stance of our leaders on the climate crisis. Fossil fuel companies, the most profitable businesses in the world, received over $7 trillion in subsidies last year. Meanwhile, the Utah Department of Transportation plans to widen I-15 at an estimated cost of over $1.6 billion, resulting in increased traffic, accidents, and displacement of residents. It is clear that we need to take matters into our own hands and demand real action towards a sustainable future. ____ It is easy to point fingers at corporate politicians for their lack of effort in combating climate change, but we must also acknowledge our own role in this crisis. Our tendency to elect incompetent and self-serving leaders, and our failure to hold them accountable, has contributed to the worsening of the

MY TAKE: It's time to rethink how we elect our leaders

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It is no secret that politicians are often influenced by big businesses and their agendas. The sad truth is that they often prioritize their own interests over those of the people they represent. The media also plays a role in this corruption by pushing certain narratives and agendas that align with the interests of big businesses. As a result, the true issues facing our country are often overshadowed by irrelevant distractions. How about ALL MONEY out of politics Unfortunately, the recent political climate has only inflamed this issue. With the rise of politicians like Donald Trump, who prioritize sensationalism and lies over real issues, it has become even more difficult to have productive conversations about the problems our country faces. We must recognize the influence of big businesses on our political system and work to hold our leaders accountable for their actions. Only then can we hope to create a government that truly serves the needs of the people. It seems like everyone is

Dead Last: U.S. Health Care System Continues to Rank Behind Other Industrialized Countries

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How can this happen? The documentary will explain and hopefully open your eyes. Have you ever wondered if those stories about conspiracies between junk-food manufacturers and pharmaceutical behemoths were true? Executive producer Joaquin Phoenix and the creators of the award-winning documentary Cowspiracy found out the answers. And they are blowing the lid off “the collusion and corruption in government and big business that is costing us trillions of healthcare dollars, and keeping us sick.” Despite having interviews abruptly cut short and doors slammed in their faces, the filmmakers are presenting what they found in their new documentary, What the Health, available today on Netflix.

13 Biggest Environmental Problems Of 2022

BY  DEENA ROBINSON While the climate crisis has many factors that play a role in the exacerbation of the environment, there are some that warrant more attention than others. Here are some of the biggest environmental problems of our lifetime, from deforestation and biodiversity loss to food waste and fast fashion. CLICK HERE Global Warming From Fossil Fuels Poor Governance Food Waste Biodiversity Loss Plastic Pollution Deforestation Air Pollution Melting Ice Caps and Sea Level Rise Ocean Acidification Agriculture Food and Water Insecurity Fast Fashion and Textile Waste Overfishing More Than 600 Fossil Fuel Lobbyists Join COP27 While Report Predicts Record Emissions in 2022

The Misinformation Crisis

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Social media has undoubtedly revolutionized the way we communicate and share information, but it has also had a crippling effect on our actions towards climate change. People are frozen in place, unsure of what the truth is anymore and reluctant to speak out or get involved for fear of offending someone or their peer group.  This inaction has led to a dangerous mindset that the climate crisis is "someone else's problem." However, the truth is that the water and food crisis is already upon us, toxic green algae is poisoning our lakes and streams, and our oceans are becoming plastic dumping grounds. If we, as individuals, don't start taking simple steps such as driving less, biking/walking more, and using reusable water bottles and shopping bags, we will continue to be pawns of mainstream media, big corporations, and corrupt politicians. It's time to take action and make a positive impact on our planet. Are you tired of wasting your time watching mindless commercial

Big Banks Promised Climate Action. So Where Is It?

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A flurry of climate pledges from financial institutions in recent years has not been followed by meaningful action This story was originally published by  Grist   and is reproduced here as part of the  Climate Desk   collaboration. A flurry of  climate pledges from financial institutions in recent years has not been followed by meaningful action, according to a  report from the corporate accountability nonprofit InfluenceMap  published on Friday.  Of the 30 largest financial institutions in the world, none has instituted fossil fuel finance policies that are in line with science-based guidance for stabilizing the climate at a safe temperature. Meanwhile, all of them retain membership in industry associations that routinely lobby against climate finance policies and regulations. READ >> In 2020 and 2021, banks lent or underwrote $697 billion for oil and gas projects and $42 billion for coal.