So, every time I move to a new town, I learn its history. I did that when I moved to Cambridge and Boston, again in Ann Arbor, Long Beach (CA), Charlottesville, and Alexandria. And, that usually meant that my kids were subjected to those searches and adventures, too.
After what you’ve been reading in the papers and hearing on TV- and yesterday’s blog post– it should not surprise you that ½ (or more) of American citizens don’t trust the quality of their tap water. It’s why the bottled water business is so profitable. (Of course, when you consider that Pepsi and Coke sell you bottled water for the same price that they sell you pop- and pop sales require them to add in coloring and flavoring and for bottled water they don’t- you should not be surprised about that either.)
It’s been widely reported that Fiat Chrysler finally had to admit that their cars could be hacked. Which should surprise no one. I’ve reported the same could be done with pacemakers. And, I also discussed that the same gateway that makes cars vulnerable can be exploited on airplanes.
In America, we haven’t built a new petrochemical refinery in years. which is why when one of them gets shut down (hurricane, accident at the plant, a blocked waterway), fuel costs rise in a heartbeat.
Well, it IS happening. Big pharma is agreeing to withhold antibiotics from agribusinesses. To be honest, I am pretty surprised. Because, as I wrote some time ago, I thought the FDA’s voluntary request would fall on deaf ears. But, it seems that there will be fewer antibiotics fed to animals. (Notice, I did NOT say NONE.)
Just so you know this is important, I am breaking into my queue to alert you- and everyone you know- about this breaking news. It is yet another means that our society gets corrupted. We- you and me- have to stop this- to protect our youth- and our adults.