Daily Archives: September 18, 2019

USA: Opioids overdose deaths … a manufactured tragedy – By Mohamed Hamaludin

Opioids overdose deaths a manufactured tragedy that has ensnared minorities and babies

— By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

Within about 20 years, more than 76 billion opioid pills or painkillers were sold in just six years in the U.S., manufacturers and distributors made billions of dollars – and at least 400,000 people died from overdosing.

The nearest comparable crisis is the havoc wreaked by tobacco. And, just as cigarette manufacturers lied about the health risks of their products while aggressively marketing them, so too opioids makers are accused of spreading misleading information about their drugs. Tobacco companies agreed to a $246 billion settlement and opioids manufacturers are paying out hundreds of millions of dollars – to begin with – to settle lawsuits    Continue reading

Discount Domination: Dollar Stores are Thriving in America – Visual Capitalist

– in Visual  Capitalist

The retail landscape is in a constant state of flux.

E-commerce is indisputably disrupting almost every imaginable aspect of retail, creating what has been coined as the “retail apocalypse”. As a result, certain segments of the market have had well publicized meltdowns – electronics and apparel, in particular – and the U.S. now has far more retail floor space available than any other nation.

That said, there is one type of store that’s thriving in this unpredictable landscape – dollar stores.

Today, we examine data from the Institute of Local Self-Reliance, which puts the scale of the United States’ dollar store boom into perspective.

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Senior Guyanese Friendship Association: Annual Fall Dance: Toronto – October 26, 2019

London UK- Notting Hill Carnival 2019 day two – photo essay

Notting Hill carnival 2019 day two – photo essay

Photographer Anselm Ebulue found revellers feeling hot, hot, hot on the festival’s scorching second day

Main image: A masquerade dancer feeling the heat after temperatures soared at the Notting Hill carnival Photograph: Anselm Ebulue/Guardian

As temperatures soared to over 30C (86F) in London, the tempo picked up at the Notting Hill carnival – and so did the costumes. The elaborate handmade outfits known as mas – short for masquerade – are at the heart of the annual spectacular.

Video: The War on Consciousness – Graham Hancock

The War on Consciousness – Graham Hancock

What is death? Our materialist science reduces everything to matter, materialist science in the West says that we are just meat, we’re just our bodies. So when the brain is dead, that’s the end of consciousness, there is no life after death, there is no soul; we just rot and are gone.

Actually, many honest scientists should admit that consciousness is the greatest mystery of science and that we don’t know exactly how it works. The brain is involved in it some way but we’re not sure how. It could be that the brain generates consciousness the way a generator makes electricity, if you hold to that paradigm, then of course you can’t believe in life after death, when the generator’s broken, consciousness is gone.    Continue reading

GUSCO: Guyana United Social and Cultural Organization: Fall Dance – Toronto – October 5, 2019

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