At first glance, the village of Hogeweyk in the Dutch town of Weesp looks like an ordinary place. There are shops and residences, parks and restaurants, and even a theater. There are only 152 people living here, though, and you might notice that all of them are elderly. The younger people here are actually staff–nurses, doctors, and specialists–who work around the clock.
The village is actually a pioneering step in the future of elder and dementia care. Each of the 152 residents are eldery folks living with severe Alzheimer’s and/or dementia, and need nursing home facilities. However, instead of confining them to a depressing room in an institution-like setting, the residents Hogeweyk enjoy complete freedom as well as privacy and autonomy.
Bayer is the maker of Aspirin and one of the top pharmaceutical companies in the world. In 1984 they sold HIV and Hepatitis C contaminated blood products which caused up to 10,000 people in the U.S. alone to contract HIV. After they found out the drug was contaminated, they pulled it off the U.S. market and sold it to countries in Asia and Latin America so they could still make money.
Its CEO just last year said they make life saving cancer drugs for "the rich people who could afford it".
The company is the largest bottled water distributor in the world and is using a variety of methods to obtain water, including brokering loopholes in water protection acts and costly public campaigns. As water supplies dwindle drastically and communities feel the strain, Nestlé continues to siphon the public’s water and sell it back to them at a hefty profit.
The Chairman of the Board of Directors at Nestle said “water is a foodstuff like any other and like any other foodstuff it should have a market value.”
Nestle also aggressively promoted its baby formula in poor areas, even telling women it was better for their babies. They gave samples to poor mothers, who used it, and then had to continue using it because their milk supplies had since dried up. Nestlé did this in areas where it was known that most people lack access to clean water, which is necessary to safely administer formula. Also, when the free samples ran out, the families often could not afford the high costs of formula (having lost access to their free breast milk) and they would buy as much as they could afford and then make it stretch, resulting in malnourished babies.
My friend's band recorded in the same studio Radiohead used for some of the In Rainbows sessions. A whole bunch of their equipment was still laying around in the live room. Most of it was vintage '70s gear. They had a Mellotron and a Memory Moog. All the reverbs are actual rooms in the basement. They hardly used any digital technology. They even tracked to 2 inch tape and only transferred to ProTools for minor editing. SSL SL9080K analogue console. Twenty year old ribbon mics. Valve preamps. No expense spared, and it drips out of every track on the album. From a technical point of view it's up there with the best Steely Dan and Frank Zappa. Radiohead not only write really great music, they're one of the few internationally recognised bands who fly the flag for the craft of music production engineering. 99% of their fans never need to know anything of what goes on behind the scenes, but their respect for doing things properly is the reason their music always sounds beautiful. While everyone else is churning out pop from a preprogrammed template; chasing down the cheapest plugins to perform the quickest fixes, Radiohead are creating art. Their music will outlast us all.
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