If Politics Doesn't Kill Us, Indestructible Disease Will: Curated Clicks

We cut the crust off the Internet sandwich so you don't have to. 

THIS ONE WEIRD TRICK FOR UNDERSTANDING POLITICS TODAY

Hyperbole and confirmation bias are the social web's Game Fuel.

The Wall Street Journal debuted a tool that shows live sample feeds for "very liberal" and "very conservatively aligned" Facebook users (note: it works a lot better on a computer than mobile). 

The results: 

...reality may differ for different Facebook users...

The Wall Street JournalBlue Feed, Red Feed

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THE SUPERBUG HOLOCAUST

If we keep using antibiotics inappropriately -- especially looking at you, India -- in farming and medical care, the accelerating pace of drug-resistant infections will create a nightmarish future, with humankind powerless against once-treatable diseases.

Averting Armageddon will take education about existing drugs and investment in new ones.

Otherwise, by 2050:

Ten million people will die every year, roughly one every three seconds, and more than currently die from cancer. These are conservative estimates: They don’t account for procedures that are only safe or possible because of antibiotics, like hip and joint replacements, gut surgeries, C-sections, cancer chemotherapy, and organ transplants.

And yet, resistance is not futile.

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IF POGROMS HAD COMMENT SECTIONS

Donald Trump has famously drawn substantial support from serious white nationalists and 4chan troll armies alike. Virulent anti-Semites run wild through both cultures, and strongman Trump plays an idiot to dodge disavowing them.

For Allen Ginzburg, the fear of Soviet-style authoritarianism and anti-Semitic demagoguery is personal:

My parents are as conservative as they come. Until the Trump boosting, they listened to Rush/watched [Fox News] everyday. [...]

They grew up in the Soviet Union, where antisemitism and gov’t threats were an accepted way of life. Little freedom. [...]

Antisemitic slurs were common. Heck my mother wasn’t allowed to go to medical school strictly [because] she was Jewish. [...]

In Trump, she sees something she has seen [before]: a far-left authoritarian that will take away freedoms, punish dissent, & promote hatred. [...]

Trump is an existential threat to our Republic. People who have lived with such threats see it.

Twitter: AG_Conservative

A few more bites: 

"So you tell the truth when you're politician and lie when you're private individual?" - CNN's Chris Cuomo on Donald Trump's schizophrenic Clinton attacks, via Politico

"I cannot support a candidate who endorses bigotry and lawlessness, with a minimal understanding of the fiscal policies long associated with our party, even if he does have an “R” after his name." - Katrina Elaine Jørgensen announces her resignation from the Young Republican National Federation over Donald Trump, via Facebook