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http://cleverbird.co.uk/a-colour-to-die-for/ June 24, 2021
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The U.S. stole generations of Indigenous children to open the West: The Department of Interior announced plans to review the legacy of Indian boarding schools. Read Nick Estes’ 2019 story that looked into how these schools used children as a tool to open the West.
Hundreds of Graves Found at 2nd Indigenous School in Canada. In May, investigators found the remains of 215 children at a British Columbia boarding school for Indigenous kids.
# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls Why Are Large Numbers Of Birds Suddenly Dropping Dead In Multiple U.S.
As if we didn’t have enough weird things going on, now birds are suddenly dropping dead in large numbers all across the eastern half of the country.
Puzzling skull discovery may point to previously unknown human ancestor.
Researchers from Tel Aviv University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have identified a new type of early human at the Nesher Ramla site, dated to 140,000 to 120,000 years ago https://scitechdaily.com/archaeologists-make-dramatic-discovery-a-prehistoric-human-type-previously-unknown-to-science/
Archaeologist discovers 6,000 year-old island settlement off Croatian coast. Croatia has a long history of underwater archaeological research, especially of shipwrecks and the history of sea travel and trade in Classical Antiquity, but also including intermittent discoveries of submerged prehistoric archaeology.
# Border / Immigration
ICE force-fed immigrants who went on hunger strikes to protest poor conditions, new report https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/adolfoflores/immigrants-ice-hunger-strikes-force-feeding
Smuggled Video Provides Glimpse Of Dangerous And ‘Heartbreaking’
Conditions At El Paso Migrant Camp.
# CoronaVirus (Virus Vaccine is still in clinical trials and tests) The COVID Shots. Are they Really Saving Us?
Mandatory Vaccination Lawsuit by Houston Methodist Hospital Employees Dismissed
Covid-19 vaccine trials cannot tell us if they will save lives. None of the current trials are designed to detect a reduction in any serious outcome such as hospitalisations, intensive care use, or deaths https://www.bmj.com/company/newsroom/covid-19-vaccine-trials-cannot-tell-us-if-they-will-save-lives/
Researcher Says He Uncovered 13 Deleted COVID-19 Sequences. The files were uncovered on Google Cloud, a cloud storage software.
Pfizer, Moderna COVID Vaccines Linked to 1,200 Cases of Rare Heart Inflammation https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2021-06-23/cdc-advisers-likely-link-between-rare-heart-inflammation-cases-and-pfizer-moderna-covid-19-vaccines
Israel says the Delta variant is infecting vaccinated people – as many as 50% of cases. But they are less severe.
Wolves in Sheep Clothing – Republican Governors are Pro-Bioweapon Injections Despite Opposing COVID-19 “Vaccine Passports”
Biden Admin Partnering with Private Sector to Bribe Kids with Xboxes to Get Shots https://dailycaller.com/2021/06/22/tiktok-xbox-jen-psaki-vaccination-kids-anthony-fauci/
17 Million Americans Likely Had Covid In Early 2020 And Didn’t Know It.
Antibody testing on undiagnosed adults suggests that there may have been five times more cases than officially reported.
Rare Heart Condition In Young ‘Likely’ Linked To mRNA Vaccines: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 323 cases of myocarditis or pericarditis have been verified in people who received the Pfizer or Moderna covid vaccine.
San Francisco Chronicle: S.F. Will Require All City Workers To Be Vaccinated. Those Who Don’t Could Be Fired https://www.sfchronicle.com/health/article/S-F-will-require-all-city-workers-to-be-16269840.php
‘Inappropriate’ Or A Relief? How Houston Methodist Patients, Workers Feel About Vaccination Firings. A day after Houston Methodist finalized the terminations and resignations of 153 workers who had refused the
COVID-19 vaccine, opinions swirled across one of Houston’s largest hospital systems https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/health/article/Inappropriate-or-a-relief-How-Houston-16269007.php
U.S. Confirms Removal of Wuhan Virus Sequences From Database. Details of the genetic makeup of some of the earliest samples of coronavirus in China were removed from an American database where they were initially stored at the request of Chinese researchers, U.S. officials confirmed, adding to concerns over secrecy surrounding the outbreak and its origins.
Virus Expert Just Broadcast This Big Warning: “I think there’s a universal agreement among the COVID-19 experts that the Delta variant is by far the most dangerous SARS-CoV-2 mutation or variant that we’ve seen to date,” said Osterholm.
Gregg Jarrett: COVID and China – Dr. Fauci’s tangled web of deceit just got bigger. Fauci, medical adviser to the president, has already been accused by Sen. Rand Paul of lying during a recent Senate hearing https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/covid-china-fauci-deceipt-gregg-jarrett
The Way To Reduce The Effects Of The Delta Variant Is Simple — But Will Americans Listen?
What parents should know about rare cases of heart inflammation in young people after a COVID-19 vaccine
# Economy / Trade
Famous firms pulling out of the People’s Republic. Click or scroll through the gallery for 29 world-famous firms partially or completely pulling out of the People’s Republic.
6 Chinese Manufacturers of Solar Industry Materials Blacklisted From U.S. Market
# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Most wind and solar power installed last year is generating cheaper power than the lowest-cost fossil fuel alternative, an International Renewable Energy Agency report finds.
Renewable Energy Is Now The Cheapest Option – Even Without Subsidies https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesellsmoor/2019/06/15/renewable-energy-is-now-the-cheapest-option-even-without-subsidies/?sh=36328eb25a6b
# Environment / Climate / Interior
Inside an Ugly New Extremist Wave Stoked by Historic Drought. If online and IRL bluster are any indication, a genuine, complicated water emergency in the West might give rise to violent clashes.
‘The water is coming’: Florida Keys faces stark reality as seas rise.
Officials prepare to elevate streets despite financial shortfalls, amid recognition that not every home can be saved https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jun/24/florida-keys-climate-change-sea-level-rise
This barge capsized and leaked a massive stream of toxic coal ash near Florida A plume of ash roughly 1,000 feet long could be seen spilling out of the half-submerged barge https://www.vice.com/en/article/epnagz/coal-ash-florida-barge-capsize-aes-puerto-rico
Legal Experts Define Ecocide: An international panel of 12 legal experts has drafted an official definition of ecocide this week after months of deliberation. The definition was released with a proposed law that would be the fifth crime prosecuted by the International Criminal Court if enacted.
Democrats and Republicans want to fund infrastructure using federal unemployment benefits yanked from workers
‘We have a deal’: Biden reaches $1.2 trillion infrastructure compromise with bipartisan group of senators https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2021/06/24/senators-meet-biden-infrastructure-raising-hope-deal/7777660002/
# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Senate Democrats Call For FDA Action On High Levels Of Heavy Metals In Some Baby Food https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/559862-senate-democrats-call-for-fda-action-on-high-levels-of-heavy-metals-in-some
White farmer wins temporary halt to program for Black counterparts. A federal judge ordered the USDA not to issue payments under the program for ‘socially disadvantaged’ farmers until she can rule on the merits of the case.
The history of discrimination against Black farmers in the U.S.: A farmer’s life is never an easy one. But for many African American farmers, their work has been complicated by discrimination and often at the hand of government officials.
# Global Politics and other news
Afghan government could collapse six months after US withdrawal, new intelligence assessment says https://thehill.com/policy/defense/559894-intel-analysis-afghan-government-could-collapse-six-months-after-us-troops
Satellite Images Appear to Show Iran Preparing for Second Rocket Launch This Month https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/22/politics/iran-failed-satellite-launch/index.html
China’s growth “cannot be stopped by anyone,” a Chinese official declared on Thursday as he warned the United States against any further contact with Taiwan.
China ‘Cannot Be Stopped by Anyone,’ Beijing Defense Official Warns U.S.:
China Military Holds ‘Record-Breaking’ Drill in Tibet Amid Heightened Tensions. The Chinese military recently conducted “record-breaking”
training in Tibet amid rising regional tensions with India, as the South Asian country begins military drills with the United States.
# Gov / Political
Senators involved in bipartisan negotiations say they’ve agreed to an infrastructure “framework” that White House officials signed off on, they’ll meet with President Biden to brief him.
(Defense News) President Joe Biden is set to nominate the chief executive of the U.S.-Russia Foundation and a former National Security Council official on Russia to be the assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs.
Earthquake: Black candidates rack up city wins: Voters are turning to outsider candidates to run their cities in a political earthquake that has ousted incumbents and shattered expectations across the country.
McConnell Is Stacking the Courts and Using Voter Suppression to Maintain Power Mitch McConnell has established himself as the U.S.’s most dangerous practitioner of might-is-right politics.
U.S. House committee due to consider sweeping China bill next week https://www.todayonline.com/world/us-house-committee-due-consider-sweeping-china-bill-next-week
House passes veterans contraception, LGBTQ business bills previously blocked by GOP https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/house-passes-veterans-contraception-lgbtq-business-bills-previously-blocked-by-gop/ar-AALps4L?ocid=winp1taskbar
Yes to a Biden-Xi summit: While the meetings behind closed doors were far more professional, both sides put on a show for the reporters who were ushered into the room.
US diplomat says US no longer sees Taiwan as problem in relationship with China https://thehill.com/policy/international/asia-pacific/560032-us-diplomat-says-us-no-longer-sees-taiwan-as-problem-in
Alright, Alright, Alright: Poll Shows Matthew McConaughey In Striking Distance Of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott
# Law Enforcement
National Guard chief says Capitol quick-reaction force better suited for law-enforcement agencies https://www.stripes.com/theaters/us/2021-06-23/National-Guard-chief-says-Capitol-quick-reaction-force-better-suited-for-law-enforcement-agencies-1784067.html
Plan for National Guard security force on Capitol Hill faces political pushback https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2021/05/19/plan-for-national-guard-security-force-on-capitol-hill-faces-political-pushback/
# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Secret Weisselberg & Trump meets at Trump Tower May Yield Obstruction for Disgraced Ex- Prez: The Trump organization seems to have circled its wagons, with frequent meetings of the clan, advisors, and attorneys in Trump Tower. I suspect news of possible ‘state Rico charges’, with everyone in company is tagged as a group for ‘running a continuing criminal enterprize.’
House investigates possible shadow operation in Trump justice department https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jun/24/house-democrats-justice-department-shadow-operation-investigation
Rudy Giuliani Was Just Suspended From Practicing Law in New York. The former Trump attorney’s election lies have landed him in hot water.
NY attorney general says Trump Org probe is now criminal. The New York attorney general’s office said Tuesday that it is conducting a criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump’s business empire, expanding what had previously been a civil probe.
# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
House Appropriations Committee leaders are defying President Joe Biden by filing a spending bill that would allow Washington, D.C. to legalize marijuana sales.
Biden admin opposes cannabis research bill for veterans (Newsletter:
June 24, 2021)
Multiple Adult-Use Legalization Laws to Take Effect Next Week. Once the new state laws are enacted, an estimated 145 million Americans – or more than 40 percent of the country – will live in a jurisdiction where the use of cannabis by adults is legal.
PressTV domain seized by US government: Kevin Barrett & Scott Bennett Respond on Press TV. The White House has not officially commented on the matter.
# Medical / Health
Biden Quietly Transforms Medicaid Safety Net: The Biden administration is quietly engineering a series of expansions to Medicaid that may bolster protections for millions of low-income Americans and bring more people into the program.
# Military / DOD
Austin, Milley push back on lawmakers’ extremism, critical race theory challenges The Pentagon’s top leaders on Wednesday offered full-throated defenses of their handling of extremism and diversity issues amid challenges from House Republicans skeptical of efforts to root out radicals and racists in the military force.
Gen. Milley Fires Back at Matt Gaetz’s ‘Offensive’ Question: “What is wrong with understanding, having some situational understanding about the country for which we are here to defend?” Milley declared on Wednesday.
A week after China flew a record sortie of 28 fighter jets into Taiwan’s air defense zone, the U.S. Navy sent the guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur through the narrow strait dividing Taiwan from mainland China.
Extended-Range Guided MLRS Soars in Flight Test. (Lockheed Martin) Lockheed Martin’s Extended-Range Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (ER GMLRS) exceeds the range of the current munition offering enhanced capability, flexibility and ability to restore advantage throughout the battlespace.
MDA Chief: US needs hybrid system to defend Guam from missile threats:
(USNI News) The U.S. will likely need to deploy a hybrid system to defend Guam due to its difficult terrain and the variety of missile threats it faces, the head of the Missile Defense Agency said this week.
Pentagon linguist sentenced to 23 years for exposing US sources in Iraq to Hezbollah in rare terrorism espionage case https://ground.news/article/pentagon-linguist-sentenced-to-23-years-for-exposing-us-sources-in-iraq-to-hezbollah-in-rare-terrorism-espionage-case
(Army Times) If the Army is serious about countering the Chinese military in the Pacific, it needs to permanently station an Armored Brigade Combat Team on Taiwan, according to some think tankers.
(Air Force Magazine) Intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance
(ISR) aircraft are among the Air Force’s most-requested assets worldwide, but the service wants to cut back the number of combat air patrols it supports on any given day so it can free up funds in the fiscal 2022 budget to develop next-generation platforms.
Biden Administration Plans to Spend $109.8 Billion on Nuclear Submarines. A Columbia-class submarine is essentially an over $100 billion initiative to deliver 16,128 Hiroshimas.
Pentagon Insider Warns Joe Biden Against ‘Major War’ With China in Open Letter
Black and Hispanic Americans Suffer Most in Biggest US Decline in Life Expectancy Since WWII. The pandemic will undermine Americans’ health for years. Even those not infected by the coronavirus could suffer health problems related to poverty, job loss, eviction, or all of the above.
What is the Drake Equation: the math that predicts how many alien civilizations are out there https://www.zmescience.com/science/what-is-the-drake-equation-the-math-that-predicts-how-many-alien-civilizations-are-out-there/
John McAfee Found Dead in Spanish Prison Cell. The software magnate reportedly died just hours after a Spanish court approved his extradition to the United States.
Northrop CEO: To beat China, US must step up investments in advanced computing
(C4ISRNET) The United States is at risk at falling behind China in the realm of computing, Northrop Grumman’s top executive said.
US Cyber Command exercise will help shape new tactics for changing threats
(C4ISRNET) U.S. Cyber Command is using its annual training exercise this week to codify best practices for defensive cyber teams.
Pentagon Likely Thinks UFOs ‘Not Human,’ Astrophysicist Says Ahead of Report https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/pentagon-likely-thinks-ufos-not-human-astrophysicist-says-ahead-of-report/ar-AALmqJX?ocid=winp1taskbar
# Veterans / VA
New bill would make extra pandemic assistance permanent for homeless veterans
(Navy Times) Sailors who have given birth will now have an additional three months to recover before they are required to take the physical fitness assessment.
Wounded Iraq War veteran gets custom-built home through Gary Sinise’s charity (Army Times) Retired Army Capt. Juan Guerrero and his family moved into a specialized smart home, mortgage-free, outside of San Antonio, Texas, last week.
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