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Originally Posted on December 14, 2016

"Live", from the Whithouse:   https://www.facebook.com/WhiteHouse/videos/vb.63811549237/1015503460928

“In this effort, Joe Biden has rallied not just Congress, but he has rallied a tremendous collection of researchers and doctors, philanthropists, patients. He’s showing us that with the right investments and the ingenuity of the American people, to quote him, ‘There isn’t anything we can’t do.’ So I'd like everybody to just please join me in thanking what I consider to be the finest Vice President in history—Joe Biden.” —President Obama signing the 21st Century Cures Act, a bipartisan effort that provides vital resources to address the opioid epidemic, support the medical breakthroughs of tomorrow, and invest in Vice President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot to end cancer once and for all: go.wh.gov/CuresAct

Bravo - I think - thoughts?

Is this a model for Government | Private Sector partnerships?

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I for one, would love to see one for our Natural World, Wildlife (we have lost 50% in the last 40 years), and the damage that the spike in CO2 is doing to our climate and oceans.

There is very little doubt about that in the military, the insurance agencies, the corporate world in general, the community of scientists, the world.

We are now tracking through familiar territory - the tobacco industry denying the health effects of cigarettes. See the Cancer section of this

http://edition.cnn.com/US/9705/tobacco/history/

Here is a condensed timeline:

1900s - articles addressing the health effects of smoking began to appear in scientific and medical journals.

1944 - American Cancer Society warns about possible ill effects of smoking

1952 - my Mother was smoking then, Reader's Digest published "Cancer by the Carton"

1954 - the major U.S. tobacco companies formed the Tobacco Industry Research Council to counter the growing health concerns.

With counsel from TIRC, tobacco companies began mass-marketing filtered cigarettes and low-tar formulations that promised a "healthier" smoke. The public responded, and soon sales were booming again.

US tobacco hires paid staff to lie to the public about the dangers of their product - to protect their profits.

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To a few, the reaction to that last is "duh" - what else?

To the vast majority of us, the reaction is what the f#ck.

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We need to shorten the timeline this time. We can't wait for the Trump Administration to implode or expire.

This from the Washington Post, yesterday, re accelerated warming in the Arctic - warming hits overdrive:

http://ow.ly/7BJV3077dWj

We, the people, need to move on this.

 

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