Facebook today has an estimated 2.6 billion monthly active users worldwide with over 241 million users in India. Over the years, it has created and acquired a host of products and services, including Messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram, and Oculus that have turned it into a social media conglomerate catering to a growing online population. WhatsApp, for instance, has an estimated 1.5 billion users in the world with over 400 million in India alone.
Why? Because they think that cultural consumerism whether nascent as displayed in Kabul or fullblown as in the hedonist West is the serpent in freedom’s garden. When culture and commerce meet, they believe, both democracy and prosperity are poisoned. As for true culture, it hasn’t got a chance.Hence, when Hillary Clinton, then still the first lady, addressed the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, a couple of years ago, she argued that “there is no doubt that we are creating a consumer driven culture that promotes values and ethics that undermine both capitalism and democracy.” In fact, she said, “I think you could argue that the kind of work ethic, postponement of gratification, and other attributes that are historically associated with capitalism are being undermined by consumer capitalism.”Leave aside the spectacle of making such a speech to some of the world’s richest and most privileged people gathered in a highly exclusive Alpine resort.
More than 6,500 GP practices are using the app and the number is growing fast. In October, an astonishing 128,672 patients across the UK used it to make appointments!So if you got something, shall we say, delicate, to discuss with your doctor, in just a few clicks you can arrange to have that conversation without having to explain it to someone else first.It meets a very real need. In a recent survey of 2,000 Britons, 43% of men surveyed said they might put off contacting their GPs because they were embarrassed about having a sexual health issue.Tech entrepreneur Tobias Alpsten, whose company iPLATO has developed the myGP app”We all know that, as a result of COVID 19, patients are now far more likely than before to see their GP remotely.
What happened at the Capitol on January 6 has not occurred in over 200 years. We owe it to the American people to find out how and why it did. We are committed to seeing this through no matter how many people it takes, how many days it takes us, or the resources we’ll need to get it done.
Bred: While volunteering for service in Vietnam as a naval officer, he was awarded a Bronze Star, a Silver Star, and three Purple Hearts. Upon his return home, Kerry became an antiwar activist and, on April 22, 1971, the first Vietnam veteran to testify before Congress. Following stints as an assistant district attorney and the lieutenant governor of Massachusetts, Kerry would, after his election to the Senate in 1984, go on to serve for 28 years on the same committee he had stood before in 1971, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.