Friday, March 27, 2020

Covid Karma?


Covid morbid thoughts:

As infectious diseases destroyed Native American 
& Pacific islander communities, lands & resources 
were forcibly stolen. The marauders deliberately tried to erase native history.

Now everyone's told by Those Who've Profited:
Don't Take Advantage.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Mitch is Someone's Bitch

Treachery & deceit motivate robber baron funding of America's politicians.

Recognize ruthlessness. 

Don't claim surprise.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

America's History of Looting

Native people of the Americas & Pacific islands were mown down by introduced illnesses.

More intruders followed, with genocidal privilege and abusive White Man laws.

Native lands & resources, burial spots, sacred places, became "owned" by ruthless non-resident outsiders.

Yankee jackals now fret "their" property may be lost as resurgents fight to survive. Before the Horror.

Monday, March 23, 2020

License to Loot, USA

At this time of trouble, American elected officials eagerly LOOT the US Treasury for private corporate interests. -- 23 March 2020

Thursday, March 19, 2020

A Growing Terror

25 years ago I lived in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, doing fieldwork for my Oxford doctorate. Early on 20 March 1995 I'd scheduled a research interview, so left home on the crammed rush-hour subway via Kasuga Station & returned via Korakuen.

I blindly traversed disaster among the multitude. As we traveled, tightly packed, deluded terrorists silently released sarin nerve agent (a deadly poisonous chemical weapon) in five Tokyo subway trains, then disembarked.

A toxic Marunouchi-line train continued on its route for one hour & forty minutes, back & forth & back again, calling three times at many stations while splattering poison & fumes. That train passed through my neighborhood twice (and a prior time w/ culprits pre-release)...

地下鉄サリン事件 = Creepy!

Was I injured? Who knows? Japan's system does not care.

Look into Minamata Disease, long-term mercury pollution in Kumamoto Pref. by Japan's Chisso Corp. At least 10,000+ people were harmed (and probably many multiples more).

Though trouble was identified in the mid 1950s, law in Japan is still dealing with it - and very poorly. Just last week a court refused compensation to a number of claimants. More-recent TEPCO Fukushima nuclear liability is similar. People exposed to fallout because of bad design and unsafe corporate decisions, and not allowed to return home, struggle as evacuees. The Abe government clearly hopes to turn the page and ignore the human cost & injustice.

Most are led to believe struggle is futile. 
In Japan, long before achieving proper compensation, you'll die.

BEWARE. Japanese officials & other corporatist governments corruptly interpret JUSTICE. Non-binding apologies, thoughts and prayers ain't worth shit.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

mRNA Hopes: Coronavirus Vaccine

With the rise of Covid-19 novel coronavirus, there's a sudden & substantive push to develop vaccine countermeasures.

One of the most hopeful areas is using mRNA, messenger RNA, to induce immunity. Properly designed, the goal is to stimulate immune response by mimicking the antigen production of viral pathogens.

Promising research includes self-amplifying RNA vaccines or replicons. A continuing challenge for replicon utilization is finding effective routes for vaccine administration (delivery barriers).
New businesses are quickly being founded / funded. Look for:

mRNA Research
Replicon Research


God Bless Us, Every One!

Friday, March 13, 2020

A Glass of Water

Swedish humor can be dry.

(SJ is Swedish Rail, Statens Järnvägar); No 'glass' evident

Tuesday, March 03, 2020