Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-08-31

Voices, The Peoples News

August 31, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Border / Immigration
Why we should abandon the concept of the ‘climate refugee’: When climate change is used to explain migration, social inequality is naturalised.

Why there’s really no such thing as a ‘climate refugee’: When we use the impacts of climate change to explain migration, we only tell half the story, and obscure how power, race, and social inequalities are at play.

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
The Rockefeller Foundation Recruits Scientists to Psychoanalyze those who Reject Covid Genic Sera for Growing the Vaccination Worldwide: The Rockefeller Foundation has disclosed that it (along with other non-profits) has been pouring millions of dollars into a behavioural science project meant to understand why large groups of people around the world refuse to take the jab. This is yet another indication that the covid vaccination agenda of globalist institutions did not do quite as well as they had originally hoped.

# Economy / Finance / Trade
Wall Street Is Using Your Money to Buy Virtue; Don’t Let Them: Wall Street elites have been pushing the adoption of corporate metrics, referred to as environmental, social and governance (ESG), to assess how much good or bad a company is bringing to society. Interestingly, only the far-left socialist causes qualify as “good.”

Nearly $30K Vanished From the HOA’s Account. The State Can’t Investigate the Management Company. Community association managers run most of Colorado’s 10,000 homeowners associations, but state regulators no longer have the authority to look into complaints about unexplained price hikes, shadowy elections or fraud. Homeowners pay the price.

Behind the ‘Economic Policy’ Façade, It’s Class War: Insiders discuss how the government should respond to economic problems in ways that boost employers’ profits even if at employees’ or the public’s expense. Insiders express their preferred solutions in that nicely neutered term: ‘policies.’

Climate Costs Are Not ‘Inflation’: Climate disruption will raise prices to consumers. The Fed, seconded by orthodox economists, misunderstands what’s happening, needlessly adding to economic pain. Economists need to fundamentally change the way they comprehend inflation. The reason is climate change. Many items in the household budget, like food, that have been relatively cheap, will become more expensive.

Why Obama-Era Economists Are So Mad About Student Debt Relief: It exposes their failed mortgage debt relief policies after the Great Recession.

59 percent in US living paycheck to paycheck as corporate profits surge to all-time highs: “A large share of consumers are essentially living on the razor’s edge.” Many were unable to afford an emergency expense of $400, all while the country’s corporations enjoy record-shattering profits.

# Education / Schools
Ex-Schools Chief Charged With Kidnapping Two Children: William J. Morrison III lost his superintendent job after cops found crack in his car.

Why Talk about Loans? On island USA, we are debating whether it is unfair and unjust to forgive some college loans.  We are oblivious to the rest of the planet, where college education in developed countries is of course free. We have long considered our colleges and universities citadels of freedom, where the rule of reason prevails.  Now both the process of freedom and the rule of reason are under attack.  At the same time, our colleges are under pressure to collapse their educational standards, in the misguided belief that this would promote “opportunity.”

# Employment / Labor
First Solar says it will spend up to $1.2 billion to expand U.S. production: The solar panel maker will build a factory in the Southeast and expand three Ohio plants, creating nearly 1,000 jobs. Money is a sticking point in climate-change negotiations around the world. As economists warn that limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius will cost many more trillions than anticipated, WSJ looks at how the funds could be spent, and who would pay.

A Tax Credit Was Meant to Help Marginalized Workers Get Permanent Jobs. Instead, it’s Subsidizing Temp Work. The government gives hundreds of millions of dollars in Work Opportunity Tax Credits to temp agencies, even if the jobs they offer don’t lead to permanent employment. Many top recipients of the credit have long records of labor violations.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals / Global
Russia Shuts Off Nord Stream 1 Pipeline Again: International leaders and energy officials believe that Russia is weaponizing its gas supply in retaliation for European sanctions. Russia has stopped the flow of gas via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline to Europe, citing the need to carry out repairs, in a move that has heightened already acute nervousness over the reliability of winter energy supplies.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure Toxic red tide kills ‘uncountable’ numbers of fish in the Bay Area: A harmful algal bloom in the San Francisco Bay is killing fish, sharks and stingrays. Some are washing ashore.

A Crisis Decades in the Making. Jackson, Mississippi, will go without reliable drinking water indefinitely, officials said on Monday, The National Guard was called up to help distribute bottled water as crews work to get the water treatment plant back online, state officials said.

Biden Approves Emergency Declaration over Water Crisis in Jackson, Mississippi:

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Texas-Mexico Border Town Approves Air Pollution Monitoring Following ProPublica and Texas Tribune Investigation. Two air monitoring initiatives are moving forward in Laredo after an analysis by the news outlets showed that a plant emitting ethylene oxide elevated the estimated lifetime cancer risk for nearly 130,000 people, including over 37,000 children.

U.S. Has Cut Water Supplies for 7 States During Climate-Induced Drought: Water rights activists have long called for more equitable water distribution in areas with dwindling supply.

The fight to save the last tree standing: There are trees so rare that only a single specimen remains. Scientists protect their seeds like rare jewels, use ladders and brushes to gingerly collect pollen for hand fertilization, and wait years for a single precious flower. But there are more threatened tree species than there are restoration projects. And climate change is altering ecosystems so fundamentally that some trees will never be able to thrive in their natural homes again.

Scorching Death Valley Is Poised to Shatter New Heat Record: Meteorologists say those in or around Las Vegas need to be careful outside, as unbearable heat sweeps the region. Weekend temperatures soared above 120 degrees in Death Valley, shattering a 101 year old record set in 1921.

# Environment / Climate / Global
Warning: Gates-Funded Factory Breeds 30 Million Mosquitoes a Week for Release in 11 Countries: This factory breeds 30 million mosquitoes per week. Here’s why. These mosquitoes are allies in the fight against dengue and other deadly viruses.

What is Cop15 and why does it matter for all life on Earth? Once-in-a-decade plans to protect the natural world and halt its destruction will be decided in Canada in December.

# General Information / Other News
The Decline And Fall Of The Western Empire: Almost everyone sees it, and almost no one wants to discuss it: America and Western Europe are spiraling out of control. And the speed of the descent is crescendoing rapidly.

Trump Is Upset the Feds Took a Pic of Top Secret Docs on His Fancy Carpet: The Aug. 8 raid led to the discovery of 13 more boxes of material at Mar-a-Lago containing 100 classified documents, the DOJ wrote in a filing on Tuesday https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/trump-upset-feds-pics-top-secret-pics-mar-a-lago-carpet-1234584951/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!x5YMsBQobHM9oaFT45ZbTLpAWG-ry2pwXqhL7Uvn-4hCFWYGfcOvxdyfFPyx9kBaq0GSKX54yhOs_8S7c55pOMO6_9FCjHDv$

CNN legal analyst responds to FBI filing on Mar-a-Lago docs: “This is a national security nightmare,” Honig said, “to have documents of this level of sensitivity and classification splayed out on the floor of a hotel, I think the visual is quite visceral, and packs a punch, and really shows you what those agents found.”

‘Time to Hunt’: FBI Facing ‘Unprecedented’ MAGA Threats: After the Mar-a-Lago raid, the FBI is receiving serious threats from some Trump supporters.

Those Nuclear Secrets Became Declassified the Moment I Threw Them Out the Window https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/those-nuclear-secrets-became-declassified-164000914.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!x5YMsBQobHM9oaFT45ZbTLpAWG-ry2pwXqhL7Uvn-4hCFWYGfcOvxdyfFPyx9kBaq0GSKX54yhOs_8S7c55pOMO6_-BnQklo$

Walmart Caught Red-Handed Selling Fake Products: According to the article, Fendi accused Wal-Mart of fencing fake Fendi handbags in its Sam’s Club stores for roughly $525. The authentic products retail for about $900. Sam’s Club is selling “handbags, shoulder bags, purses, wallets and key chains” that “imitate the designs of the Fendi products” and carry imitation Fendi trademarks, the complaint says.

# Gov / Politics / US
Biden Wants to Block Another Crimea-Style Russian Land Grab: In 2015, then-Vice President Biden pushed the Obama administration to respond to the Russian takeover of Crimea more sharply. Now President Biden could face his own test.

Republicans turn against the League of Women Voters: The league, known for focusing on voter registration and other fundamentals, more willing to speak boldly during the Trump era. Some on the right are portraying it as a tool of the radical left.

Civil Rights in America: Racial Voting Rights: Taking this into account, the framework recommended that a National Historic Landmarks theme study be prepared to identify sites that may be nationally significant, and that the study be based on provisions of the 1960s civil rights acts. These include the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (covering voting rights, equal employment, public accommodations, and school desegregation enforcement), the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Fair Housing Act of 1968. This specific portion of the study focuses on the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

What Can We Expect From Biden’s Speech on the Rise of Fascism Among Republicans? There is nothing “semi” about the old-school fascism being peddled by Trump from his island of misfit toys in Florida.

What a Second Trump Term Would Mean for the World: Think of his reelection as a pincer movement, an attack on the international order from two sides. A second Trump term would make a lasting impact on the world right when it is at a particularly vulnerable moment. U.S. alliances would likely crumble, the global economy would close, and democracy and human rights would be in rapid retreat.

Former senator discusses the hushed efforts to change the US Constitution: “It’s time to blow the whistle on it,” says former Sen. Feingold. There is a new strategy that far-right activists are using to attempt to weaken the foundations of our democracy: something called the “convention provision” in the Constitution, according to a former senator.

# Law Enforcement
Insider-Only Hiring of Police Chiefs May Violate Civil Rights Law, Officials Say: Responding to our investigation of a Boston suburb that prohibits hiring outside candidates for police chief, two senators and a prosecutor said such rules may make it harder for women and people of color to attain leadership positions.

Alabama Hides the Horrors of Its Executions by Classifying Them as Homicides: The recent state-sanctioned murder of Joe James may be the longest execution in U.S. history, but it’s not an outlier. In response to horrifying spectacles, states have drawn up new execution protocols that only allow  witnesses in once the IV line has been set. People condemned to die by lethal injection are now effectively executed twice: first the torturous procedure behind closed doors, then the theatrical performance for witnesses.

Outrage After Ohio Cop Kills Unarmed Black Man Donovan Lewis in Bed: “Columbus police think that they are the judge, jury, and executioner,” said one activist in response to the 20-year-old’s killing. “It’s time that this police department is held accountable.”

# Legal / DOJ
DOJ’s Scathing Response: Trump Brought This on Himself: The former president shouldn’t be able to get back records that aren’t even his, the department said in a filing late Tuesday, adding that he also can’t ask for a special master.

DOJ Cracks Down on Employees’ Political Involvement Ahead of Midterms: Non-career appointees will now be unable to attend any partisan fundraisers or campaign events, even if they have close family members running for office.

Court Strikes Down State Law That Gave Millions in Tax Breaks to Casinos: A Superior Court judge in New Jersey has thrown out a state law granting Atlantic City’s casinos tens of millions of dollars in tax breaks, saying that the measure was passed on dubious grounds and violated the state Constitution.

DOJ Is Right to Resist a Special Master in Trump Probe: It’s a completely unnecessary obstacle to holding the former president accountable.

Feds Release Photo of Secret Documents at Mar-a-Lago: Five of the folders are marked Top Secret.

# Medical / Health
Is ‘Juliet’ unwittingly poisoned in today’s environment? What could connect such disquieting and disparate health concerns as early onset puberty, female depression, and fatty liver disease? Examining the dangers of endocrine disrupting chemicals

Breakthrough results in developing an oral insulin tablet: A team of University of British Columbia researchers working on developing oral insulin tablets as a replacement for daily insulin injections have made a game-changing discovery. Researchers have discovered that insulin from the latest version of their oral tablets is absorbed in the same way that injected insulin is.

Genetic discovery could improve treatment of colorectal cancer: EPFL scientists have discovered a rare gene in the tumors of some colorectal cancer patients. This finding could lead to more accurate diagnoses and, eventually, personalized treatments that target the protein expressed by the gene.

Real Money, Fake Musicians: Inside a Million-Dollar Instagram Verification Scheme: A jeweler. A plastic surgeon. An OnlyFans Model. They and others received a blue check in likely the biggest Instagram verification scheme revealed to date. After ProPublica started asking questions, Meta removed badges from over 300 accounts.

Dr. Oz Says Abortion Is ‘Murder’ at Any Stage of Pregnancy: Exclusive audio reveals that Dr. Oz said during a tele-town hall earlier this year that abortion is “still murder” at any point after conception.

First U.S. patient receives autologous stem cell therapy to treat dry AMD: Dry AMD is a leading cause of vision loss among older Americans. This surgery is the culmination of 10 years of research and development at the NEI

# Military / Global
The Ukraine military is using a fleet of decoy rockets that look like advanced US rocket systems to trick Russia into firing and wasting its expensive weaponry. Russia has fired at least 10 cruise missiles at these wooden replicas over recent weeks.

# Nuclear
Inspectors from the UN nuclear watchdog agency are on their way to the Russian-held Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant “in the hopes of helping resolve technical problems that pose radiation risks,” but an adviser to President Zelensky said Russian forces seemed to have deliberately shelled the routes they might take across the front line to get there.

# Pharmas
Study reveals fentanyl’s effects on the brain: Fentanyl is used to supplement sedation and to relieve severe pain during and after surgery, but it’s also one of the deadliest drugs of the opioid epidemic. In research revealed fentanyl’s effects over time and indicated that the drug stops people’s breathing before other noticeable changes and before they lose consciousness. Fentanyl produces a specific EEG signature, which could allow clinicians to monitor its effects to enable safer, more personalized administration during and after surgery

# Science
Molecular brain changes linked to APOE4, the main susceptibility gene for Alzheimer’s disease: Recent breakthroughs have revealed a great deal about Alzheimer’s disease, but researchers have yet to paint a complete picture of how genetic risk for the illness causes the brain damage that ultimately leads to memory loss and cognitive decline.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-08-28

Voices, The Peoples News

August 28, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Children / Youth
WEF (Schwab): ‘Solid, Rational Reasons’ to Implant Microchips in Kids. World Economic Forum’s Scientist Wrote: Philips believes an augmented society is more or less inevitable and that the real question is how it will be regulated. “The limits on implants are going to be set by ethical arguments rather than scientific capacity.”

# Economy / Finance / Trade
House Leadership Delays Social Security Expansion While Crafting Tax Breaks for Rich Retirees: Nancy Pelosi’s office is quietly blocking a bill that would expand Social Security while Congress gets ready to pass a windfall for rich retirees, insurance companies, and large asset managers like Vanguard and Fidelity

“You literally canceled $1,900,000,000,000 in tax cuts for the rich,” said Public Citizen. “You should sit this one out,” government watchdog Public Citizen suggested after McConnell (R-Ky.) lamented the cancellation plan as a “slap in the face” to borrowers who have paid their debt or didn’t go to college.

Fetterman Calls for Prosecution of Corporate Executives ‘Gouging Consumers’: “It’s gross, and deeply unpatriotic, for the big corporations to be rolling around in cash while charging us record-high prices for gas and groceries,” said the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate.

AOC Says Congress Could Reverse Trump Tax Cuts to Cancel All Student Debt: “You could undo the 2017 tax cuts for the 1% and forgive all student loans plus have money left over,” said the New York Democrat.

# Education / Schools
State AGs weigh legal challenge to Biden’s $500B student loan handout: AGs and conservative groups searching for parties with standing to sue Biden over student loan handout. GOP state attorneys general and conservative groups are weighing legal challenges against Joe Biden’s decision to cancel between 10,000-and-20,000 in student debt for some Americans.

Op-Ed: Biden’s student loan plan an affront to hard-working Americans: Hard-working Americans will be paying for decisions they didn’t make for people who make more money than them.

Biden student loan amnesty a windfall for D.C. staffers:  The average debtor in D.C., according to a 2021 breakdown by the small business analyst, AdvisorSmith, owes $54,982 in unpaid student loans. This includes many political staffers at the Department of Education, senior advisors as well as junior aides who moved to that agency from the Biden campaign.

Inside the Disturbing Grooming Epidemic in America’s Schools: Executive producer Cheryl Nichols tells The Daily Beast how she decided to “step into the subject role” and process her own experience as a grooming survivor in the docuseries.

Teachers Are Striking Across the U.S. as the School Year Restarts: Widespread staffing shortages, burnout and large classroom sizes have spurred strikes at schools and campuses. As students across the country return to their classrooms for the 2022-2023 academic year, teachers and other employees have been raising the alarm over widespread staffing shortages, low pay, safety concerns and unfair contracts.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical The Big Bet on Natural Gas Is Blowing Up in the World’s Face: For years, natural gas was portrayed as a “bridge fuel” that could fight climate change by eradicating coal and filling in the gaps left by renewable energy sources. Ryan Cooper wrote about how the worldwide pivot to natural gas was a mistake.

‘It’s a deal with the devil’: outrage in Appalachia over Manchin’s ‘vile’ pipeline plan: The fossil-fuel friendly senator has resurrected the Mountain Valley pipeline, leaving residents with a bitter pill to swallow

Western drought raises risk of power blackouts: The Western drought and shrinking Colorado River basin threaten operations at the region’s coal plants. With a looming risk of blackouts

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure China Launches Giant Cloud-Seeding Drones To Combat Record Drought: With China’s water supply rapidly deteriorating to catastrophic levels, something which could have profound effects on the global food, energy and materials markets, officials in the southwestern province of Sichuan have deployed two giant cloud-seeding drones. The cloud seeding operation will be carried out until Monday.

# General Information / Other News
Released FBI affidavit alleges ‘highly classified’ documents were kept at Mar-a-Lago: A redacted version of the affidavit used to justify the raid on former President Donald Trump’s Florida residence was released Friday and is under scrutiny from media and lawmakers.

It’s Over: Trump Will Be Indicted: There is little left for the Justice Department to do but decide whether to wait until after the midterms to formally seek the indictment from the grand jury.

FBI’s Mar-a-Lago search warrant affidavit reveals how Trump may have compromised national security, a legal expert answers 5 key questions. A search warrant expert breaks down the affidavit the FBI used to search Mar-a-Lago, and the national security concerns it presents.

The ‘terrifying’ dots between Trump’s classified documents and the Russian impostor at Mar-a-Lago

If Prosecuting Trump Sets a ‘Dangerous’ Precedent, So Does Letting His Crimes Slide: Stop bowing to threats of right-wing violence, it’s time for the institutions of constitutional democracy to make their stand.

Trump Adviser Melts Down After Being Named in Affidavit: While Kash Patel fumed over his name not being covered up, Trump expressed frustration over too many redactions.

# Gov / Politics / Global
Ukrainian Parliament Votes to Give Themselves a Raise Thanks to US Taxpayers as Country Bans Free Speech and Targets ‘Information Terrorists’: The Ukrainian parliament just voted to give themselves a raise. The unanimous vote passed on July 22 just four days after it was submitted.

Evidence of Ukrainian shelling of Zaporozhye provided to UN: The Russian envoy briefed the Security Council on recent attacks on the nuclear plant and submitted photos | 23 Aug 2022 | Russia has submitted photographic evidence of Ukrainian attacks on the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant to the UN Security Council and the General Assembly

‘US must immediately stop all official interactions with Taiwan’: China fumes over US lawmaker’s visit to Taipei

A specific Espionage Act provision could seal Trump’s fate: Former NSA counsel

# Gov / Politics / US
Ron DeSantis and Dr. Oz Embrace Their Inner Pr*cks: Mocking a man for having a stroke. Advocating physical violence. These sorts of behaviors used to tank political careers, and they still should.

Trigger Laws Make Abortion Off Limits for Millions; Patients Face “Intolerable” Risk & Uncertainty: Millions of pregnant people in the United States, including one in three women, have lost access to abortion in their state since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and more restrictions are being implemented in state after state.

In Attack on Voting Rights, DeSantis’s Election Police Arrest 20 Former Felons for Voting in Florida: Earlier this week in Florida, the newly formed Office of Election Crimes and Security made its first arrests of people it accuses of committing voter fraud tied to the 2020 election. The arrests came just before the state’s primary elections on Tuesday. The office was a pet project of Republican Governor Ron DeSantis.

Chomsky: Maintaining Class Inequality at Any Cost Is GOP’s Guiding Mission: The Republican Party has been waging a war on the working class for decade, and it’s not letting up. Trump simply accelerated and finally cemented the GOP’s transition into an anti-democratic, proto-fascist political organization — although the Trump phenomenon is, in other ways, singular in political history, and its impact on U.S. politics and society will undoubtedly be felt for many years to come.

Mitch McConnell’s Condemnation of Debt Relief Is Dripping With Hypocrisy: Biden’s debt relief plan is not nearly enough, but it is a key step. Of course, Republicans are decrying it as “unfair.”

Sanctions war isn’t going as planned – The Economist: The lessons from a new era of economic warfare: The effectiveness of this embargo is key to the outcome of the Ukraine war. But it also reveals a great deal about liberal democracies’ capacity to project power globally into the late 2020s and beyond, including against China. Worryingly, so far the sanctions war is not going as well as expected.

Billionaire Donor’s Advice to GOP: Ramp Up Lies About Democrats’ Tax Policies to Win Senate: “Democrats should jump on this,” a pair of commentators argued in response to new comments from Republican megadonor Steve Wynn.

Watchdog Leader: ‘It Is Clear Why Barr Did Not Want the Public to See’ Newly Released Trump Memo: The head of CREW, which fought for the document’s release, said that “it twists the facts and the law to benefit Trump and does not comport with a serious reading of the law.”

How to Make Congress Accountable to the People, Its failings and subservience to corporatism are historic in scope. This is the 50th anniversary of our Congress Project that profiled in detail members of Congress. No citizen group has ever done this before or since.

Our 1972 Congress Project provides a context for measuring the decline of Congress, both in its near abandonment of its constitutional powers vis-à-vis the executive branch and its collective subservience to the many forces of corporatism over the people’s necessities.

# Law Enforcement
Police Force’s Racist Texts Scandal Gets Even More F*cked Up: Newly revealed texts show Torrance police officers joked about killing Black people and urinating on Black children. New court documents revealed even more vile messages shared between officers on the force, with cops using the N-word and joking about killing Black people.

Killing Spree: Starting Today, Oklahoma to Execute One Man Per Month for Next 2 Years Amid Protests: Coddington was the first of 25 Oklahoma men who are scheduled to die over the next two years. Many suffer severe mental illness and had trials marked by racial bias and prosecutorial misconduct.

# Legal / DOJ
Critics call bullsh*t on the ‘Let Trump walk to save Democracy’ crowd: “If a president can get away with an attempted coup,” wrote one columnist, “then there’s nothing he can’t do. He is, for all intents and purposes, above the law.”

# Media
Speaking Truth to Empire:  Jeff J. Brown is a geopolitical analyst, journalist, lecturer and the author of The China Trilogy, which consists of “44 Days Backpacking in China,” “China Rising, Capitalist Roads, Socialist Destinations” and “China Is Communist, Dammit! Dawn of the Red Dynasty.” They discuss the Ukraine crisis, Nancy Pelosi’s recent visit to Taiwan and the end of unipolar world.
His website is: https://urldefense.com/v3/__http://www.chinarising.puntopress.com/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!0LZ4_i7WLtgIRjzC_2j3Ue0xFwT9Jbp1PCdnDLOirdcIagNDFu0lHeiHqUyWD3I9bKlGX6lb49D9EGvCm126HSrR1V_YB4gE$

# Medical / Health
Google will label facilities in Search and Maps that provide abortions: Google will start labeling facilities in search and Maps that provide specific services, including abortions. Google will start adding clear labels to Search and Map listings for healthcare facilities that provide abortions. The change comes in light of the Supreme Court’s decision to strip federal abortion rights.

# Pharmaceuticals
Walmart, CVS and Walgreens must pay $650M for filling prescriptions to pill mills in opioid crisis: “These companies are rending the fabric of society apart,” the lawyer who led the plaintiffs’ trial team said. “They should not only show remorse, they should show they need to rectify what they’ve done. And they won’t do it. So the judge is doing it.”

# Science
More than 40 years into the HIV pandemic, scientists are shedding new light on how defenses are mounted against the virus, discoveries that may eventually lead to a neutralizing antibody that stops the virus before it becomes an immune-crippling menace.

CRISPR is on the cusp of revolutionizing food and farming. Here is a global regulatory primer: The ability to edit eukaryotic DNA entails an almost limitless ability to alter the genetic makeup of the plants that become our food

# Space / UFO Disclosure / Other
A sunspot that was a blip a few days ago has now grown ten times its original size and is comparable to the size of a planet now, Live Science reported. Solar scientists are following its activity to see what happens next since the sunspot is aimed directly at the Earth.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-08-26

Voices, The Peoples News

August 26, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
Colorado River Basin tribes work to protect their water rights: Amid historic drought and federal calls for cuts, tribes along the river face difficult choices.

# Border / Immigration
With new abortion restrictions, pregnant immigrant minors must cross state borders for medical aid: Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Who Are Pregnant And In US Custody Are Being Moved Across State Lines To Access Abortion Services. Many immigrant children arrive in the US after fleeing abuse and sexual violence back home.

Some refugees stay in temporary status for up to 26 years – how they still manage to create homes and communities: It’s not just Ukrainians. In 2021, nearly 90 million people were forced to flee their homes.

# Chemicals
EPA Moves to Label Two ‘Forever Chemicals’ as Hazardous: “It’s a very significant step,” EPA Administrator Michael Regan https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/biden-admin-moves-to-label-two-forever-chemicals-as-hazardous?ref=home__;!!On18fmf1aQ!yr69xOTofdDI1THLckW7dqSvmryXdkNLm4RY587CLahGto-AR7V8iPXChu8Db-UkM44PtPQz6bPu7-YRKqSzl8WwkxpLwsm1$

# Education / Schools
White House Unveils Long-Awaited Public Access Policy: White House Issues Directive To Make Federally Funded Studies Free To Public: The policy will require that science agencies make papers that they fund freely available online within 12 months after the results appear in a journal.

# Employment / Labor
Starbucks illegally denied pay and benefits to thousands of unionized workers, says NLRB: The coffee giant claims it can’t give benefits to unionized stores without bargaining, while the union says CEO Howard Schultz is a ‘billionaire bully.’

Trader Joe’s Union Campaign Takes Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Trader Joe’s workers in Minneapolis won their union in a landslide vote August 12, making theirs the second store to go with the new, independent Trader Joe’s United. The win raises the question of whether the grocer, with its 530 locations and progressive image, could be the next Starbucks.

Nine For-Profit Nursing Homes Pull A Simultaneous Strike, And Another Is on the Way: The union is demanding a $15 minimum for housekeepers and food service and laundry workers, as well as raises for the caregivers at the bedside.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical The Biden administration awards $560 million from last year’s infrastructure law to plug orphaned oil and gas wells in 24 states, the largest single investment in oil field cleanup in history.

How Will the ‘Inflation Reduction Act’ Cut Utility Bills? It Won’t, Experts Say: CBS News ran the headline, “One thing the Inflation Reduction Act may not do: Lower inflation” even before the bill had been signed.

# Environment / Climate / Global
UK sewage turning Channel and North Sea into dumping ground, say French MEPs: Britain is threatening human health, marine life and fishing by releasing raw sewage into the Channel and the North Sea https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/aug/25/uk-sewage-in-channel-waters-unacceptable-say-french-meps__;!!On18fmf1aQ!yr69xOTofdDI1THLckW7dqSvmryXdkNLm4RY587CLahGto-AR7V8iPXChu8Db-UkM44PtPQz6bPu7-YRKqSzl8WwkxX9jEth$

# General Information / Other News
Trump Reacts To Mar-A-Lago Affidavit In Angry Social Media Screed: Former President Donald Trump greeted the Friday release of a heavily redacted affidavit used to secure a search warrant for his Mar-a-Lago home earlier this month with his usual dose of anger, misdirection and falsehoods.

Donald Trump’s social media operation appears to be facing significant money problems just as it lost a bid to obtain a trademark. A major web-hosting operator claims Trump’s Truth Social owes some $1.6 million in contractually obligated payments, reports Fox Business, an allegation suggesting Truth Social’s finances are in “significant disarray.”

Read the Redacted Trump Affidavit the Feds Just Released: The former president was allegedly sitting on highly sensitive documents that included, among other things, classified information about human intelligence sources.

# Gov / Politics / Global
The United States’ Unvarnished Cruelty in Afghanistan: The House’s proposed National Defense Authorization Act restricts sending lifesaving aid to Afghanistan, but societal collapse only plays into the hands of the Taliban. After a 20-year occupation, the U.S. has a duty to protect the public health of the Afghan people.

Putin Orders Troop Replenishment In Face Of Ukraine Losses: Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a major buildup of his country’s military forces Thursday in an apparent effort to replenish troops that have suffered heavy losses in six months of bloody warfare and prepare for a long, grinding fight ahead in Ukraine.

# Gov / Politics / US
Some companies’ political donations fuel voter suppression. Shareholders are pushing back: Shareholder resolutions that call for companies to align their political spending with their stated values are gaining steam

Anthony Fauci’s Sham Retirement, Spanish Flu Gain of Function Research Underway: Fauci Argued Benefits of Gain-of-Function Research Outweighed Pandemic Risk in 2012 Paper. In a newly resurfaced paper from 2012, Dr. Anthony Fauci argued that the benefits of gain-of-function research are worth the increased risk of a potential pandemic-causing lab accident.

Leak Reveals Billionaire Donor Advising GOP to Spread Lies on Democratic Tax Policies: The megadonor suggested running ads warning, “They’re coming after you if you’re a waiter, if you’re a bartender….”

# Legal / DOJ
Prosecutors Ask for 17-Year Jail Sentence for Vet Who Assaulted a Cop with Marine Corps Flag on Jan. 6: Thomas Webster was one of the first people to be charged for his role in the violence the day Congress was set to certify the results of the presidential election.

Judge Puts Guns Back in Hands of Texans Age 18 to 20: A prior U.S. Supreme Court decision had cut off people between 18 and 20 from carrying handguns in public.

3 Fox Stars to Be Deposed in $1.6B Dominion Defamation Case: Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, and Lou Dobbs are all scheduled to appear before attorneys representing Dominion Voting Systems.

# Medical / Health
Yesterday in Texas, Providing an Abortion Became Punishable by Up to Life in Prison: Millions have now lost their right to abortion as state trigger laws take effect.

Mechanism behind deadly fungal infection on top of influenza or COVID-19 deciphered: More than 15% of all critically ill patients who end up in intensive care with severe influenza or COVID-19 develop aspergillosis, a pulmonary fungal infection.

# Nuclear
Imperiled Ukrainian nuclear power plant has the world on edge – a safety expert explains what could go wrong: Artillery shelling, stressed-out technicians and power supply disruptions increase the chances of catastrophe at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, Europe’s largest.

# Science
Mouse embryos without eggs or sperm, why and what’s next? Two research groups have grown synthetic mouse embryos, which self-organize from stem cells and are not created from an egg and a sperm, for 8.5 days, longer than ever before. The embryos developed distinct organs: a beating heart, a gut tube and even neural folds.

# Water
As Colorado River Dries, the U.S. Teeters on the Brink of Larger Water Crisis: The megadrought gripping the western states is only part of the problem. Alternative sources of water are also imperiled, and the nation’s food along with it.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-08-25

Voices, The Peoples News

August 25, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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you’re only telling the world that you fear what he might say.”
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# Border / Immigration
Gov. Greg Abbott sent five more buses of migrants to New York, further escalating both his feud with Mayor Eric Adams and his criticisms of President Joe Biden’s border security policies. Research suggests that Abbott’s move could allow migrants to stay in the country even longer.

Biden set to shield DACA from legal challenges with new rule: The Obama-era program for undocumented people brought to the U.S. as children has been contested for years. The Department of Homeland Security moved Wednesday to codify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration program into federal regulations in a bid to protect it from legal challenges.

# Children / Youth
WEF: ‘Solid, Rational Reasons’ to Implant Microchips in Kids: Claiming “augmented reality” technology “has the ability to transform society and individual lives,” the World Economic Forum recently suggested there are “solid,” “rational” and “ethical” reasons to consider implanting children with microchips.

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
The U.S. wasted over 82 million Covid vaccine doses: Ppharmacies, states and federal entities discarding more than 82 million doses of tax-payer funded COVID shots despite the push by public health agencies to inject as many people as possible.

UK’s Office for National Statistics, published a dataset on deaths by vaccination status in England between Jan. 1, 2021 and May 31, 2022, revealing that one in every 482 people vaccinated against COVID-19 in England died within a month of receiving a dose of a COVID-19 injection.

During a live interview with Neil Cavuto of Fox News, former White House COVID-19 response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx said she “knew” that COVID-19 vaccines “were not going to protect against infection.” Birx also stated, “And I think we overplayed the vaccines …”

Duration of Shedding of Culturable Virus in SARS-CoV-2 Omicron (BA.1) Infection: A study published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine found that individuals fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 actually recover markedly more slowly from the illness and remain five times more contagious 10 days after infection.

Critic of congressional probe into gain-of-function research helped fund Wuhan gain-of-function study: News surfaced that pro-vaccine advocate Dr. Peter Hotez, who previously criticized any congressional scrutiny into Wuhan Labs and the origins of SARS-COV-2, helped fund a Wuhan gain-of-function study.

Moderna Among Firms Quietly Granted Powers to Seize Patent Rights During Early Days of Covid Pandemic Lee Fang: American-made coronavirus treatments were accelerated using the very type of involuntary patent sharing the drug industry has decried.

Paxlovid COVID Pills Have No Benefit for Adults 40-65: The Biden administration has already spent $10B+ on Pfizer drug. Those age 40 to 65 in the study saw little or no benefit from Paxlovid, an analysis of their medical records revealed. Biden himself and his wife, Jill, were both given Paxlovid when they developed COVID.

Fauci Not ‘Telling It Like It Is,’ Chair of COVID-19 Commission Tells RFK, Jr.: In an interview on “RFK Jr. The Defender Podcast,” Jeffrey Sachs, Ph.D., chair of the COVID-19 Commission, explains why he changed his mind about the possibility SARS-CoV-2 leaked from a lab, and why he believes Dr. Anthony Fauci is not being honest with the public.

Toxic, Metallic Compounds Found in All COVID Vaccine Samples Analyzed by German Scientists

# Economy / Finance / Trade
Texas banned 10 financial firms from doing business with the state after Comptroller Glenn Hegar, a Republican up for reelection in November, said they did not support the oil and gas industry.

# Education / Schools
The far right is taking over Florida school boards, due in part to Dark Money: Five school boards have flipped to right-wing control. Anti-‘woke’ right-wingers score major victories in Miami, Sarasota. Elsewhere in Florida, liberals push back.

Oklahoma Teacher Disciplined for Sharing Access to Banned Books Has Quit. Both the state and the school created “an impossible working environment for teachers,” she said in a statement. The English instructor said a state law limiting discussions on race and gender has created an “impossible” learning environment for educators and students.

Biden’s Student-Debt Bonfire Is a Classist Message to the Uncredentialed: Screw ’Em:  With the stroke of a pen, the already-fake deficit savings within the Inflation Reduction Act will be wiped out. This isn’t a reform. It’s not even pretending to be reform. It’s a contemptuous, abusive, unbelievably expensive shot in the dark — the net effect of which will be that fewer people correctly calibrate whether college is worth it, fewer colleges change their offerings to meet market demand, and, because this sort of executive giveaway will now loom large as a possibility, fewer people feel the need to save for college.

# Employment / Labor
Real Estate CEO: Recession Could Be “Good” If “Unemployment … Puts Employers Back in the Driver Seat”:The executive told Wall Street analysts that joblessness could help companies “bring people back in the office … where they want them.”

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical
This power line could save California, and forever change the American West: Renewable energy projects are cropping up across the rural West, driven largely by the power demands of distant cities.

Big Oil Wants to Refreeze Alaska Permafrost So It Can Keep Drilling There: We have until August 29 to urge Biden to put an end to ConocoPhillips’s colossal project of environmental violence. An oil company wants to use giant chillers to refreeze the ground that climate change is thawing in order to drill for more oil, which will ultimately accelerate global warming

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure
Climate Crisis Is Killing Off Key Insects and Spreading Insect-Borne Diseases: Although climate change is undoubtedly bad news for many insects, some that spread disease are thriving. From declining monarch butterflies in North America to disappearing bumblebees in Europe, there is mounting evidence that insects are in rapid decline. This should worry us all, for insects are overwhelmingly important

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Global
Sugar-Roasted Mealworms Could Be an Environmentally Friendly Way to Enjoy Meaty Flavor and Protein: Meat consumption, especially if the meat was raised using factory farming, is a major contributor to a host of environmental problems including biodiversity loss, pollution and the climate crisis. In fact, some scientists even say that going vegan is the single most important thing an individual can do to reduce their impact on the planet and its systems.

# Gov / Politics / Global
Pals of Putin Critic Found Dead in D.C. Blast Suicide Theory: Police say they “do not suspect foul play” in the violent death of Latvian-American investment banker Dan Rapoport, but those who knew him aren’t buying it.

# Gov / Politics / US
Beto O’Rourke intensifies campaign on abortion rights as trigger law goes into effect: Gov. Greg Abbott signed the “trigger law” last year, ensuring that Texas would automatically outlaw abortion if the U.S. Supreme Court ever overturned Roe v. Wade. That happened in June, mobilizing Democrats nationwide and giving O’Rourke’s campaign a burst of momentum.

New missiles, drones part of biggest-ever US military aid package to Ukraine: The new $2.98 billion package will allow the U.S. to supply Ukraine with air defense systems, artillery systems and munitions, counter-unmanned aerial systems and radars.

Trump’s Coup Attempt Is Way Worse Than Stealing Documents: Yes, it’s a big deal that Trump walked off with highly classified material. But, for God’s sake, he tried to steal the presidency.

Barton Gellman: Trump’s next coup has already begun: In a cover story for The Atlantic, Gellman says the former president is in an even better position to seize power.

# Legal / DOJ
Performing an abortion is now officially a felony punishable by up to life in prison in Texas, with narrow exceptions to save the life of a pregnant patient, after the state’s trigger law went into effect

Scammer headed to different kind of big house for bilking US veterans, retirees out of $310M: A California man who orchestrated a nationwide Ponzi scheme that targeted military veterans and other retirees was sentenced by a federal judge in South Carolina to 10 years in prison.

Eight Sources Say Feds Are Not Done With Matt Gaetz: It’s been a quiet few months in the probe into allegations that the Florida congressman was involved in underage sex trafficking. But few involved think it’s over.

Judge Who Blocked Teen’s Abortion Loses Re-Election: Jared Smith made national headlines when he denied a Florida teenager an abortion over her 2.0 GPA. Voters in Florida ousted two anti-abortion elected officials in separate races on Tuesday.

Okla. Executes Inmate After Parole Board Recommends Clemency: The Oklahoma governor rejected a petition for clemency for James Coddington and declined to commute his sentence.

Trump’s ‘Mar-a-Lago offensive backfires’ as new disclosures point to ‘serious breach’: National Review writer

As Attacks on Queer and Trans People Accelerate, We Need Solidarity Now: “I’ve never seen anything like this in my life,” says journalist Melissa Gira Grant.

# Medical / Health
Pregnant woman whose doctors feared she might miscarry is STOPPED from going to ER by cop: Kevin Enciso was driving his pregnant wife Sabrina to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Florida on doctor’s orders because she was in pain from a car accident she was involved in the day before. It was only after first responders took Sabrina’s blood pressure which was ‘sky rocketing’ that the police officers let her pass through and enter the emergency ward.

Novel blood test helps evaluate severity in pulmonary arterial hypertension, a rare lung disease: Researchers showed the test to significantly improve upon conventional tests. The new blood test measures DNA fragments shed by damaged cells. Researchers found that these fragments, called cell-free DNA, were elevated in the blood of patients with PAH and increase with disease severity. If future studies confirm the findings, this first-of-its-kind blood test for PAH patients could allow doctors to intervene faster to prevent or delay progression of the disease and possibly save lives.

# Space / UFO Disclosure / Other
NASA takes big step closer to Moon return: The most powerful rocket ever built will soon launch, carrying the Orion capsule that NASA hopes will soon transport astronauts back to the Moon. If all goes as planned, NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) will launch on 29 August, fly around the Moon — farther than any spacecraft built for humans has ever gone, and return to Earth 42 days later. The mission will host a trove of satellites and radiation experiments and a tiny lander from Japan.

# Veterans / VA
New legislation opens the door for Marine veterans to file lawsuits over contaminated water at Camp Lejeune The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 allows veterans, families and other individuals who worked or lived on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune to sue for harm and exposure to contaminated water.

Don’t expect quick payouts from Camp Lejeune toxic water lawsuits: Advocates are warning that tens of thousands of individuals who lived at the North Carolina base will never see a penny from a new law allowing civil suits against the military for water contamination injuries there.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-08-24

Voices, The Peoples News

August 24, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls
China’s iconic dugong is now “functionally extinct” due to fishing and habitat degradation: This should be a wake-up call for further conservation efforts, scientists have said.

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
As COVID Vaccine Injuries Pile Up, It’s Worth Remembering: Medicine Is a Leading Cause of Death in the U.S. Does the skyrocketing all-cause mortality observed since 2021 have anything to do with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s enabling of deadly COVID-19 vaccines?

Brown University Student Was Injured by Mandatory COVID Vaccine, Now Doctors Want Answers: A group of doctors and a Rhode Island state lawmaker are demanding answers from a top university after information emerged that appears to show that a student at the school was hospitalized early in the COVID-19 vaccination campaign after receiving a vaccine.

Biden Fires Back When Asked if Loan Forgiveness Is ‘Unfair’: “Is it fair to people who, in fact, do not own multi-billion-dollar businesses if they see one of these guys getting all the tax breaks?” Biden retorted on Wednesday.

# Economy / Finance / Trade
House Leadership Delays Social Security Expansion While Crafting Tax Breaks for Rich Retirees: Nancy Pelosi’s office is blocking Social Security expansion, while Congress prepares to pass a windfall for rich retirees, insurance companies, and large asset managers like Vanguard and Fidelity.

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Global
After $1.9 Trillion Giveaway to Rich, McConnell Calls Debt Relief for Working Class ‘Slap in the Face’ “You literally canceled $1,900,000,000,000 in tax cuts for the rich,”
said Public Citizen.

The Only Decent Economy Is One That Works for Working People. A simple shift in perspective can eradicate our taste for austerity. The grave distribution problem we have in our society of a few billionaires and many more poor people is treated as a second-order concern by traditional economic analysis.

The March Towards US Fascism Began With the Corporate Hijacking of Democracy: Political corruption and the idea that corporations can be people are the cancer at the core of our national crisis.

# Education / Schools
President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced the cancellation of up to $20,000 in student loan debt for certain borrowers, belatedly following through on a campaign issue that has remained a top priority for progressive Democrats. Biden also announced a continuation of the freeze on student loan payments until January.

Biden Student Debt Relief Plan a ‘Big Deal,’ Says Sanders, ‘But We Have Got to Do More’: “At a time of massive income and wealth inequality, education, from pre-school through graduate school, must be a fundamental right for all, not a privilege for the wealthy few.”

Missouri School District Brings Spanking Back. “The majority of people” have supported the move, according to the superintendent.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical In Texas, chemical leaks lack consequences: Penalties are often waived for unplanned leaks, but experts say existing consequences are too weak to deter polluters. Put another way, about 90% of the plant’s accidental releases have gone unpunished. Chevron Phillips, it seems, has gotten off easy. But it’s not that simple.

Another company exits Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; cancels oil and gas lease: This leaves the state agency, Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority, as the only remaining lease holder in the refuge.

Energy Giants Spending Millions to Block This State’s Effort to Create Consumer-Owned Utility: Maine’s investor-owned utility companies are spending millions to stop a proposed consumer takeover.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure Residents and environmentalists say a planned warehouse district outside Baltimore threatens wetlands and the Chesapeake Bay. Cutting down trees across 200 acres in Harford County would harm water quality and violate Maryland’s nontidal wetlands protection act.

3 ways the new climate law will help clean up dirty US ports: The Inflation Reduction Act includes $3 billion to slash pollution from ports by electrifying machinery, plugging ships into the grid and more.

WA ecosystems are changing. Conservation efforts are, too: The Natural Areas program is critical for preserving native biodiversity in the state, but climate change is challenging its future.

UK and US banks among biggest backers of Russian ‘carbon bombs’, data shows: Ukrainian campaigners call for immediate end to investments, to cut funds to war and help avoid climate breakdown.

# General Information / Other News
Why the Hell Did Trump’s Pal Release the ‘Damning’ Letter? While Solomon has claimed the letter proves Biden meddling, experts wonder if he realizes “how bad this letter” really is for the ex-president.

Promising a ‘Full-Throated Investigation’ of Fauci, Senators Demand NIH, HHS Preserve all Related Documents, Communications: The day after Dr. Anthony Fauci announced plans to leave his government posts in December, two U.S. senators formally requested the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services preserve all documents and communications related to Fauci.

# Gov / Politics / Global
“Russian Soldiers Poisoned in Ukraine with Chemical Weapons Prohibited”. Lethal Botulinum Brought by US to Mariupol in 2021: Russia is preparing official confirmation of tests taken from Russian troops hospitalized with signs of severe poisoning for sending to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.veteranstoday.com/2022/08/23/russian-soldiers-poisoned-with-chemical-weapons-prohibited-in-ukraine-lethal-botulinum-brought-by-us-to-mariupol-in-2021/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!wLnL5GchbI7577wmBWYDemGN5TT63O__efE0Z4xjzODa6NSXKXAo9gZRzSHB6LqFqKiVAcDyjMhszB2VZat4E99v5BacFCbS$

What Did the West Promise Russia on NATO Expansion? Well, It’s Complicated: This myth, if it is one, goes back to 1990, and just over three decades later, it continues to form a central grievance in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s testy narrative about Moscow’s ties with the West.

# Gov / Politics / US
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today issued the following statement in response to statements by Biden administration officials that they are prepared to accept Iran’s terms for entering a new nuclear deal: “A year ago, Joe Biden gave Afghanistan to the Taliban. Now he intends to give a nuclear arsenal to Iran. The details of this deal are only now emerging, but we already know they will be catastrophic to the national security of America and our allies, and to the safety of Americans.

South Carolina state Rep. Neal Collins earned viral attention this week for second-guessing the severe abortion bans he voted for alongside his Republican colleagues after hearing it could have traumatized or even killed a teenager suffering a miscarriage. “That weighs on me. I voted for that bill. These are affecting people,” he said,  speaking at a meeting of the state House judiciary committee last Tuesday, where members were considering an even more restrictive law https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/neal-collins-south-carolina-pol-emotional-after-teen-almost-loses-uterus-due-to-abortion-law-he-voted-for__;!!On18fmf1aQ!wLnL5GchbI7577wmBWYDemGN5TT63O__efE0Z4xjzODa6NSXKXAo9gZRzSHB6LqFqKiVAcDyjMhszB2VZat4E99v5AJB5_bH$

This 25-Year-Old Could Become First Gen Z Congress Member: Maxwell Frost, a community organizer, won the Democratic primary in Florida’s Democratic 10th Congressional District.

# Legal / DOJ
Monsanto Documents Show ‘Wide-Ranging Corruption,’ Plaintiffs in Roundup Weedkiller Lawsuits Say As part of the sweeping, nationwide legal battle that so far has run seven years, about 140,000 plaintiffs allege they developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma from exposure to Monsanto’s (now owned by Bayer) Roundup weedkiller and should have been warned of the risk.

# Medical / Health
Judge Blocks Biden’s Efforts to Stop Texas From Letting Pregnant Women Die: Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on June 24, Americans have seen an unceasing stream of horror stories about pregnant women denied vital medical care because of state abortion bans. Paxton celebrated the news Wednesday morning by hailing the decision as a victory for the anti-abortion movement.

Living on Earth: Medical plastic linked to breast cancer relapse: EHN founder and chief scientist Dr. Pete Myers talks with Host Steve Curwood about the study findings and how to protect patients from harm

# Military / DOD
Union Strikes California Hospital Giant Over Violations of Mental Health Laws: The National Union of Healthcare Workers says that Kaiser Permanente is not giving timely patient care. They want Gov. Gavin Newsom to enforce the law.

# Pharmaceuticals
Walmart, CVS and Walgreens must pay $650M for filling prescriptions to pill mills in opioid crisis: A federal judge in Ohio found the pharmacy chains accountable for filling prescriptions even after suspecting doctors were operating pill mills.

# Technology
A new US data privacy bill aims to give you more control over information collected about you – and make businesses change how they handle data

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-08-23

Voices, The Peoples News

August 23, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
‘American Diagnosis’: As Climate Crises Batter the Bayou, Houma People Are Being Displaced: ‘Rezilience,’ Season 4 of the ‘American Diagnosis’ podcast, traces the resilience of Indigenous peoples in the U.S. taking action to protect the health and well-being of their communities.

# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls Study Finds Modern pesticides are leaving bees’ brains “buzzed” warns new research. They damage the vital pollinators’ brains so that they can’t walk in a straight line, say scientists. Exposure to neonicotinoids, the worlds’ most commonly used insecticide, and new generation sulfoximine harms coordination.

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
Why did the US Army pay a Chinese company $1.28 billion for at-home COVID tests? The transaction brings the total number of kits the DoD has ordered from iHealth Lab at more than 350 million, putting the company at the heart of the government’s effort to boost capacity. iHealth Lab sells its at-home COVID-19 rapid antigen tests directly to consumers for
$8.99 each.

Why are governments whose data shows vaccines are not working stopping their reporting of its effectiveness?After Data Show Vaccinated at Higher Risk of Dying From COVID, Canadian Province Ends Monthly Reports

COVID is still rampant, but big pharma will soon charge for shots and treatments: COVID is about to get expensive. This supremacy was announced once again this past Thursday on the pages of The Wall Street Journal: “The Biden administration is planning for an end to its practice of paying for Covid-19 shots and treatments, shifting more control of pricing and coverage to the healthcare industry in ways that could generate sales for companies, and costs for consumers, for years to come.”

# Education / Schools
A proposed Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District policy would allow teachers to refuse to address students by the pronouns that match their gender identity, even if a parent asks them to.

Utah teacher asks if white parents will accept classroom built for non white students. The teacher said many elements of her classroom had “no white kids represented.”

GOP lieutenant governor wants to ban social studies & science in elementary schools:  “Robinson is dropping more hints about a potential run for governor in 2024. And, if elected, he says he’d work to keep science and history out of some elementary school classrooms. He says he’d also seek to eliminate the State Board of Education, end abortion and work to prevent transgender people from serving in the military.”

# Employment / Labor
Ford slashing 3,000 jobs as it looks to make EV transition: Ford Motor Co. announced plans to cut 3,000 jobs as the automaker restructures and reorients its business around electric vehicles. The cuts will come primarily in the U.S., with fewer job eliminations in Canada and India.

The Big Bet on Natural Gas Is Blowing Up in the World’s Face: It’s not clean, it’s not cheap, and it’s not a bridge fuel to anyplace good. Throughout the 2010s, natural gas was portrayed as a near-miraculous energy source that could fight climate change, lower energy costs, and clean up the environment. It would be a “bridge fuel” that would help eradicate coal and provide the on-demand power that renewable sources like solar and wind could not. A decade later, the supposed dream of natural gas has become a nightmare.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure A community sacrificed to uranium mine pollution: A mining company and government agencies repeatedly said they’d clean up waste in Homestake, New Mexico. Instead, they’re buying out homeowners. Interviews with residents, along with radon testing and thousands of pages of company and government records, reveal a community sacrificed to build the nation’s nuclear arsenal and atomic energy industry. Time and again, Homestake and government agencies promised to clean up the area.

Democrats designed the climate law to be a game changer. Here’s how: In a first, the measure legally defines greenhouse gases as pollution. That’ll make new regulations much tougher to challenge in court. When the Supreme Court restricted the ability of the Environmental Protection Agency to fight climate change this year, the reason it gave was that Congress had never granted the agency the broad authority to shift America away from burning fossil fuels.

The climate law’s methane catch: The $369 billion climate bill signed into law by President Joe Biden last week will tax methane emissions. But the policy comes with a catch: Roughly $1.5 billion in grants and loans to oil and gas companies to help them measure and address those emissions. It turns out that the only politically viable way to punish fossil fuel companies for their emissions was to dish out a new subsidy for the industry.

A grassroots anti-environmentalist movement grows in Oregon: The rise of Timber Unity offers a worrying case study of how successful rural organizing can be when it’s bankrolled by the GOP.

GOP Candidate Says the Climate Bill Is Bad Because “We’ve Got Enough Trees”: The baffling statement adds to a list of spurious and false criticisms that the GOP has raised over the climate bill.

# General Information / Other News
Trump Donors Pay $650,000 For Official Presidential Portrait: “All portraits of presidents commissioned by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery are paid for with private funds raised by the museum,” a Smithsonian spokesperson said. A Smithsonian official confirmed that the money will fund portraits of Donald and Melania Trump. The donation will cover “artists’ fees, shipping, framing, installation, and events.”

Forget the mole, Donald Trump’s team just royally screwed him in broad daylight: Donald Trump is reportedly having a hard time retaining the “best people” to represent him as he faces multiple lawsuits and a federal investigation, but the latest move from Trumpworld has everyone wondering if his team is even awake at the wheel.

Ex-Trump Campaign Co-Chair in Alabama Charged With Sex Abuse: Perry Hooper Jr. has been taken into custody over an incident last week. Hooper Jr., a Republican, served in the Alabama House of Representatives from District 73 until 2003, and remains active in the GOP.

Critics Call Bullsh*t on the ‘Let Trump Walk to Save Democracy’ Crowd:
“If a president can get away with an attempted coup,” wrote one columnist, “then there’s nothing he can’t do. He is, for all intents and purposes, above the law.”

# Gov / Politics / Global
Dugin Blames Nazi Ukrainian Regime for Killing of his Daughter. FSB shows the Evidences of this Premeditated Attack: Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has made public a video of Ukrainian national Natalya Vovk, identified as the prime suspected in Saturday’s car bombing that killed journalist Darya Dugina in Moscow

Four Takeaways From a Times Investigation Into China’s Expanding Surveillance State: China’s ambition to collect a staggering amount of personal data from everyday citizens is more expansive than previously known. Phone-tracking devices are now everywhere. The police are creating some of the largest DNA databases in the world. And the authorities are building upon facial recognition technology to collect voice prints from the general public.

Russia Reveals What It Would Take to Use Nuclear Weapons: Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov has just detailed the circumstances he said could push Moscow to nuclear warfare.

Russia’s mass kidnappings of Ukrainians are a page out of a wartime playbook – and evidence of genocide

# Gov / Politics / US
Trump’s Legacy Is Convincing Idiots to Run for Office: I get the appeal of having “outsiders” come in and “shake up the system.” But MAGA candidates are proving the folly of the know-nothing candidate.

Government Corruption News Articles: Excerpts of key news articles on government corruption: Below are key excerpts of little-known, yet highly revealing news articles on government corruption from the major media.

Joe Biden Has a Saudi Problem: Bashing Saudi Arabia during a presidential election season is almost a tradition in the United States, and President Biden made no exception. Emboldened by domestic outrage over the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the Saudi-led intervention in Yemen, Mr. Biden went further than his predecessors by calling Saudi Arabia a “pariah” state. His aim was to “reorient,” not “rupture,” relations.

White Collar Blues Free agency is over. Layoffs are back. Many of the people losing their jobs are white-collar and college educated: Since January, announcements of job cuts have come rapid-fire: 26,000 at DaimlerChrysler; 16,000 at Lucent; 9,600 at P&G; 8,500 at Cisco; 8,400 at Sara Lee; 4,000 at Disney. The list is long and getting longer

America Last: Biden Regime to Send Another $3 Billion in Aid to Ukraine: U.S. officials told The Associated Press that the package is expected to be announced Wednesday, the day the war hits the six-month mark and Ukraine celebrates its independence day. The money will fund contracts for as many as three types of drones, and other weapons, ammunition and equipment that may not see the battlefront for a year or two, they said.

Pentagon announces extra $775M in weapons to Ukraine: The United States will send another $775 million in missiles, drones, vehicles and mine clearing equipment to Ukraine to help in its war with Russia as the conflict enters a near standstill, the Pentagon announced Friday

# Law Enforcement
Three Arkansas police officers have been removed from duty after being filmed brutally beating a man. The incident is now under investigation by the Arkansas State Police.

Corrections cop charged with murder of kid with water gun: Raymond Chaluisant died after being shot by a real firearm.

Atlanta Special Prosecutor Says Officers ‘Committed No Crimes’ in Rayshard Brooks’ Killing: The former Fulton County D.A. had charged Garrett Rolfe and Devin Brosnan with felonies, with Rolfe originally facing a felony murder

Ex-Cop Admits to Lying on Breonna Taylor Search Warrant: Kelly Goodlett pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony conspiracy. Former Louisville Metro Police Detective Kelly Hanna Goodlett pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of conspiring to violate the civil rights of Breonna Taylor for helping falsify an affidavit for the search of her apartment that ended in her death

# Legal / DOJ
Billionaire Tax Cheat Wins AGAIN With Tycoon’s Death: Robert Smith was expected to testify against former associate Robert Brockman as part of a no-prosecution deal from the feds.

Feds Pulled 300 Classified Docs Out of Mar-a-Lago: When the National Archives recovered 150 sensitive documents in January, it prompted fears that the former president might have more material squirreled away.

Oklahoma’s Upcoming Execution Spree: Sister Helen Prejean is imploring both church and state to be “pro-life” even for the guilty.  Oklahoma set execution dates for 25 people, all of whom have been on death row for years, some decades. The first person the state intends to kill is James Coddington. I asked Sister Helen Prejean, America’s leading advocate, against the death penalty, to tell me about him.

The Plea Bargain Originated as a Means to Undermine Working-Class Solidarity: By making jury trials obsolete, plea bargaining allows the American criminal legal system to run on autopilot. The U.S. has used its sleek, expedient system to create the largest “criminal” class in the history of the world.

“Lawyers are giggling”: Legal experts scratch their heads at Trump’s “very strange” new DOJ lawsuit. “He’s sort of asking Merrick Garland to prosecute him,” says Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe

# Medical / Health
One in three Americans have detectable levels of toxic weedkiller, study finds: One in three people across America have detectable levels of a toxic herbicide linked to cancers, birth defects and hormonal imbalances, a major nationwide survey has found. Human exposure to the herbicide 2,4-D has substantially risen amid expanding use among farmers despite a multitude of health and environmental concerns, according to the first nationally representative study evaluating the footprint of the chemical.

The Reason Anti-Abortion Activists Just Won’t Stop: Instead of claiming victory in Dobbs, they’re insisting on fighting for fetal personhood. The November midterms will tell us whether their reality is ascendant in America, or just their judicial and state legislative power.

# Nuclear
In Ukraine, the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant is held hostage: In the winter darkness, tracer rounds from Russian armored vehicles streaked past nuclear reactors and high-tension electrical lines. A fire broke out. Shrapnel sprayed a reactor containment vessel. In the control room of Reactor No. 3, operators were horrified.

Why is the world so worried about Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant? Experts warn that an explosion around the plant, which is being shelled, could leak radiation across Europe.

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August 22, 2022
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# Indigenous
Indigenous-Led Solutions Essential to Reversing Plastic Pollution, Researchers Say. Plastic pollution is an international problem. Plastic leaches toxic chemicals and doesn’t biodegrade naturally in the environment.

# Indigenous / Global
In a besieged Amazon, people take up cameras to save their land: A new documentary co-produced by Indigenous filmmakers offers an inside look at a community on the frontlines of deforestation.

# Archaeology
Huge complex of 500 standing stones found in Spain: A huge megalithic complex of more than 500 standing stones has been discovered in southern Spain which could be one of the largest in Europe

Underwater artifacts are resurfacing in Europe as water levels drop because of drought: Weather disasters like droughts are inextricably linked to human-induced climate change. The planet has already warmed 2.1 degrees Fahrenheit since 1880, according to NASA, and that’s making disasters worse. Stopping this vicious circle will require drastically reducing our reliance on climate-polluting fossil fuels.

# Chemicals
Glyphosate traces in breast milk? Weedkiller causes neurological disorders? How activists leverage social media to distort science and spread bogus health concerns

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
Think the CDC f–ked up Covid-19? Monkeypox and Polio aren’t going any better: The government agency tasked with ensuring our safety isn’t up to the job.They’re going to need an overhaul to tackle three disease outbreaks at once. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is supposed to prevent outbreaks of infectious diseases, or, failing that, control them.

# Economy / Finance / Trade
Sanders Calls for Rent Control, Castigates Corporate “Vultures” in Fiery Speech: At a labor rally in Boston, Sanders said a strong labor movement is the public’s best bet to fight corporate power.

Fetterman Calls for Prosecution of Corporate Executives ‘Gouging Consumers’: “It’s gross, and deeply unpatriotic, for the big corporations to be rolling around in cash while charging us record-high prices for gas and groceries,” said the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate.

# Education / Schools
Advanced Placement courses could clash with laws that target critical race theory:     AP teachers could find themselves at odds with laws that restrict how they can teach about racism in America’s past.

# Employment / Labor
Sanders Blasts ‘Rigged Economy’ as Chipmakers Cut Investments After Big Handout: “Intel announced it will be cutting back on plans to increase jobs by $4 billion while increasing dividends for its wealthy shareholders,” the Vermont senator wrote on Twitter.

Ithaca Starbucks Stores Are Union-Busting, But Workers Are Undeterred: Workers are leveraging Starbucks’s labor practices to expose the hypocrisy inherent in the company’s progressive image.

Republicans Say They’ll Go After Labor Movement If They Take Control of House: Likely sensing the power of the labor movement, the GOP has compiled a short list of labor officials to go after.

‘Politicians Didn’t Create the Labor Movement, and…Won’t Destroy the Labor Movement’

The Tide Is Turning: US Congress Finally Considers a National Domestic Workers Bill of Rights: Domestic workers make all other work possible—yet have been excluded from crucial federal labor protections for over 80 years. In an historic first, Congress held a hearing on policy that would finally change that.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical The Climate Movement’s Fight to Undo the Worst Provisions in the IRA Begins: After President Biden’s signing of a “historic” climate bill, environmental organizers have plenty of work ahead to keep fossil fuels in the ground.

AL Coal Miners Must Pay $13 Million in Damages for Strike, Biden’s NLRB Rules: About 1,000 miners have been on strike against Warrior Met since April 2021, resisting brutal working conditions https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/articles/al-coal-miners-must-pay-13-million-in-damages-for-strike-bidens-nlrb-rules/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!xGJzMnC9zWVC4oEvhqLfdY9WYHV9RX7Co5fxTYc9_5xLnO4VVrL5js1EaMBbNWzSVPxK8vO9CdFnZ1IptcAqWRexLIo6AmZR$

Florida utility is fined $500,000 for 2017 explosion that killed 5: The U.S. Justice Department said in a news release Friday that Tampa Electric Co. also must adhere to a new safety compliance plan. The fine is the maximum allowed for willful Occupational Safety and Health Administration workplace rules violations such as this.

Hot deals: A consumer’s guide to the new climate law: Electric vehicles. Solar panels. Even farm improvements. Here’s a tip sheet on how to take advantage of the incentives and tax credits in the Inflation Reduction Act. Those subsidies for homeowners, low-income Americans and even farmers are sprinkled throughout the sprawling package, which modeling suggests could cut U.S. emissions of planet-warming gases 40 percent from 2005 levels by the end of the decade.

President Biden is preparing to follow up the Inflation Reduction Act with a series of executive actions to crack down on emissions from tailpipes, power plants and oil and gas wells, among other sources.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure How America’s first ‘heat officers’ are cooling Miami and Los Angeles: For the first time, two US cities are treating extreme heat as a crisis, and dealing with it accordingly.

Texans across the state are facing water restrictions as the state experiences its worst drought since 2011. Almost the entire state of Texas is experiencing a severe level of drought, and only a few corners of the state, such as El Paso, are not “abnormally dry” amid this year’s particularly hot summer

List of Texas PWSs Limiting Water Use to Avoid Shortages: Updated weekly. Lists all public water systems that had reported restrictions in place on the Date Notified. This list is reflective of public water systems that have self-reported their water use restrictions since January 1, 2020.

Human Activity Is Wreaking Havoc on Bee Brains and Bodies: As bee populations continue to take hits, new research shows why people are to blame.

90% of Marine Species Face Extinction Under Emissions Status Quo: While the research predicts “a potentially bleak future for many marine species,” the authors say it “also measures how much our oceans and the life within them stand to benefit from both climate change mitigation and adaptation.”

# Environment / Climate / Global
Wave created by Tonga volcano eruption reached 90 meters—nine times taller than 2011 Japan tsunami: The initial tsunami wave created by the eruption of the underwater Hunga Tonga Ha’apai volcano in Tonga in January 2022 reached 90 meters in height, around nine times taller than that from the highly destructive 2011 Japan tsunami, new research has found.

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Other
Who is David and who is Goliath in the lobbying battle over agricultural biotechnology? Activists? Agro-business? In reality, many lobbyists in Washington are ‘fixers’ who offer to influence government policies for a price. Their personal connections help to open doors to allow their paying clients to ‘just get a chance to talk’ with top officials.

# Foodie Tips, Tricks and How To’s
5 Ways to Catch Fish Without a Fishing Pole: It’s a great way of catching fish if you don’t have anything on hand that you can turn into a rod or if the water you are fishing from is shallow and still.
*Use a tarp
*Clothing (something that allows water to escape fast is ideal i.e: light knitwear.
*A bucket.
*A jar or some other kind of light container.
*Plastic bags.

# General Information / Other News
“Everyone’s saying no”: Trump hires Florida insurance lawyer as top attorneys refuse to work for him Another Trump lawyer is a former OAN anchor who pushed election conspiracy theories that got the network sued

Slavery and war are tightly connected – but we had no idea just how much until we crunched the data: Modern slavery takes many different forms, including child soldiers, sex trafficking and forced labor, and no country is immune. From cases of family controlled sex trafficking in the United States to the enslavement of fishermen in Southeast Asia’s seafood industry and forced labor in the global electronics supply chain, enslavement knows no bounds.

Trump Left White House With ‘Roughly Two Dozen’ Boxes of Documents Meant for National Archives: The contained articles included classified documents and letters from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, according to a new report recapping Trump’s final days in office. Where all of that material ended up is not clear. What is plain, though, is that Trump’s haphazard handling of government documents, a chronic problem, contributed to the chaos he created after he refused to accept his loss in November 2020, unleashed a mob on Congress and set the stage for his second impeachment.

China, Russia, D.C. And Complicity: Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, international condemnation of the war has been scathing and economic retribution awe-inspiring. This is the correct, moral response. But what about China?

I’ve Read Nearly All the Books by Former Trump Officials. Now We Have the Worst. Breaking History is the “Look, Daddy!” account of a child born on third and desperate to prove he got there on his own.

New York Democrats’ Disastrous Gerrymander Set the Stage for High Drama on Tuesday

Oregon’s Next Governor Could Be a Machine-Gun Toting Darling of GOP Megadonors: She’s campaigning as a straight-shooting moderate, but Betsy Johnson despises “wokeness,” blasts Portland as the “City of Roaches,” and plans to keep the state’s CEOs on “speed dial”

Right-Wing Dark Money Group Gets $1.6 Billion Donation From Tax-Dodging Business Mogul: One observer called the massive gift “an extraordinary manipulation of loopholes in tax and campaign finance law.”

# Gov / Politics / Global
Alexander Solzhenitsyn, not Alexander Dugin, is “Putin’s brain”: It is entertaining when puppets and news media start saying that Alexander Dugin is “Putin’s brain.” The fact that these people seem to deliberately ignore is that Alexander Solzhenitsyn is the man who praised Putin for what he was doing in Russia, and Putin reciprocated by giving Solzhenitsyn an award.

# Gov / Politics / US
Omar to Democrats: ‘Let’s Give Working Folks a Reason to Turn Out to Vote for Us’: “For every moderate suburban Republican, there are line cooks, homeworkers, dishwashers, cashiers, farmworkers who would vote a straight Democratic ticket if they were given a reason to.”

Abortion Shakes Up Attorneys General Races, Exposes Limits to Their Powers: State attorney general candidates are staking claims on what they’ll do to fight or defend access to abortion.

Congressional candidate Monica De La Cruz disparaged COVID-19 aid despite taking thousands of dollars for her businesses: Monica De La Cruz runs on a campaign against runaway spending and “socialist” policies, blasting Democratic measures to expand federal assistance amid the pandemic.

Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman is using whimsical trolling to cast his Republican opponent as an out-of-towner who only pretends to know the struggles of blue-collar voters. The humble veggie tray, plastic wrapped and featuring a creamy ranch dip, was held aloft on Tuesday in a video by John Fetterman, Pennsylvania’s hulk-sized lieutenant governor, as he once again began trolling his Republican rival in November’s Senate election: celebrity TV doctor Mehmet Oz.

US delegation visits Taiwan for trade talks, risking China’s ire: Gov. Eric Holcomb of Indiana led a group that arrived on the island on Sunday, even as visits this month by U.S. officials have angered Beijing. US delegation visits Taiwan for trade talks, risking China’s ire

Kansas’ Abortion Amendment Recount Confirms Landslide Win: The margin was changed by less than 100 votes, of the more than 922,000 Kansans who voted earlier this month. The hand recount in Sedgwick County verified that the Value Them Both amendment, which sought to remove abortion rights from the Kansas Constitution, failed by a wide margin in the state’s second largest county, as it did statewide.

Louisiana Withholds $39 Million in NOLA Flood Protection Funds Over Abortion: A Louisiana state commission is holding $39 million in New Orleans flood control funds hostage after city officials voiced opposition to the state’s abortion ban, despite not having any operating abortion clinics in the city anyway.

How a secretive billionaire handed his fortune to the architect of the right-wing takeover of the courts: In the largest known political advocacy donation in U.S. history, industrialist Barre Seid funded a new group run by Federalist Society co-chair Leonard Leo, who guided Trump’s Supreme Court picks and helped end federal abortion rights.

Republicans Turn Against the League of Women Voters: The league, long known for focusing on voter registration and other fundamentals, became more willing to speak boldly during the Trump era. Now, some on the right are portraying it as a tool of the radical left.

Ron Johnson Suggests GOP Could Impose Nationwide Abortion Ban in the Future: The GOP senator’s viewpoints on abortion go against the beliefs of nearly two-thirds of his constituents.

Trump Likening the US to a ‘Third-World Country’ Is Something We Can Agree On: The imperial hubris on display in the use of such lingo towards poorer nations can’t hide America’s own failures. Such is the ironic nature of imperial power, it seems, that the global hegemon responsible for oppressing much of the third world must also keep a significant portion of its own populace in third-world conditions.

# Law Enforcement
Design Firm Wants to Build “Feminist” Jails and Prisons. Abolitionists Say “No.”: You will never find healing when you are isolated from those that help you feel cared for, says organizer Kami Beckford.

Traffic citations have dramatically increased in border counties where Abbott has deployed state troopers in response to the inflow of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. The increase in traffic stops and fines is vexing local residents.

3 Arkansas Cops Suspended Amid Probe of Brutal Beating Caught on Video: The moves come amid outrage over video showing the trio kneeing, punching, and slamming a pinned man’s head into the pavement.

# Legal / DOJ
As the FBI comes under threat, its leader tries to stay out of fray: FBI Director Christopher A. Wray confronts a rise in threats against the FBI stemming from the search for classified documents at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

GOP Candidate With Violent Past Has Said Gay People Are “Worthy of Death”: Scott Esk, who has a history of domestic violence and child abuse, is competing in a primary runoff in Oklahoma.

# Media
Biden Urged to Take Steps to Finally Get Rid of DeJoy as He Plows Ahead With Job Cuts: “Claims that Biden can’t do anything to oust DeJoy are misleading,” said one watchdog group. While Biden lacks the authority to fire DeJoy directly, he does have the ability to alter the composition of the postal board, which can replace the postmaster general with a simple-majority vote.

Jason Furman’s Lazy Economics: Why do reporters covering recession, inflation, and interest rates keep treating Furman as a sage? Even as price pressures have eased, Furman insists that the Fed should stay the course and impose another three-quarter-point rate hike in September.

# Medical / Health
Dr. Oz Derided Over Ad Attacking Fetterman’s Support for ‘Free Healthcare’: “What’s radical,” responded a top aide to Sen. Bernie Sanders, “is 338,000 Americans dying during the pandemic because they could not afford for-profit healthcare.”

The ‘Misinfodemic’ Is a Full-Time Threat to Public Health: The explosion of medical misinformation is endangering lives and contributing to burnout among health-care professionals.
See also: A public online resource to track COVID-19 misinfodemic

Two surprising reasons behind the obesity epidemic: Too much salt, not enough water: Studies show that most people who are overweight or obese are also chronically dehydrated.  Relatively little is said about two significant pieces of this very complex puzzle: lack of hydration and excessive salt intake. Both are known to contribute to obesity.

# Military / DOD
Corporate Media Mostly Mum as US Strikes Kill at Least 20 in Somalia: “This is a completely under-the-radar news story, one that was curiously absent from the headlines in all of the major newspapers this morning,” wrote one expert after the latest U.S. strike on Somalia.

Military families’ housing benefits lag as rents explode: Housing has long been a major benefit for service members, a subsidy to salaries that trail the private sector. But, amid record-breaking spikes in rent, the Department of Defense has neglected its commitment to help military families find affordable places to live, service members and housing activists say.

California Army post hasn’t had clean tap water for a week: Troops and families at remote Fort Hunter Liggett on California’s rugged Central Coast have been without clean drinking water in their taps since the evening of Aug. 11, when a routine water system maintenance check went wrong, cracking a valve and rupturing a 12-inch water main.

US, South Korea revive live military drills: The 11-day show of military strength after a four-year hiatus is likely to irritate neighboring North Korea and China, security experts said.

# Military / Global
A Russian soldier’s journal: ‘I will not participate in this madness’: A war-wounded soldier, now in hiding, writes that Russia’s leaders “simply decided to shower Ukraine with our corpses.”

Japan seeks 1,000 long-range missiles for counterattack capability: The government is working to extend the range of the Type 12 surface-to-ship missile deployed by the Ground Self-Defense Force from the current range of slightly over 100 kilometers to about 1,000 kilometers, allowing the missile to reach North Korea and coastal areas of China.

# Science
Categorizing people based on physical traits like hair texture feeds racial stereotypes. Genetics challenges that prejudice

Scientists discovered a 5 million-year-old time capsule buried in Antarctica: Antarctic sample dated at 3–5 million years old extracted as international ice-drilling teams race to extend Earth’s climate record. It’s an ice core with bubbles containing remains of ancient Earth atmosphere.

# Space / UFO Disclosure / Other
To search for alien life, astronomers will look for clues in the atmospheres of distant planets – and the James Webb Space Telescope just proved it’s possible to do so

# Technology
Cell towers have come to symbolize our deep collective anxieties: Hiding in plain sight, they’re subtle reminders that we’re being watched, tracked, studied.

Rollups: Collateral Damage in the Streaming Wars: With turnover high, streaming services are trying to make the economics work through consolidation, harming viewers and content creators alike. Nielsen data revealed that Americans spent more time watching streaming video than they did cable television. In reality, that number was probably reached even earlier, if you factor in YouTube videos and streaming media on big content sites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.

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# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls
World’s tiniest sea turtle species discovered nesting in Louisiana for first time in 75 years: Officials said the discovery of the turtles marked a positive sign for the island chain, which was decimated as a habitat following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. Agencies have worked on restoring the island since.

# Children / Youth
Why Are Dems Making It Harder to Hire Child Care Workers? D.C. lawmakers insist on a college degree for adults working with pre-K toddlers. This unnecessary, elitist policy only hurts working parents and kids.

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
When COVID-19 or flu viruses kill, they often have an accomplice – bacterial infections https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://theconversation.com/when-covid-19-or-flu-viruses-kill-they-often-have-an-accomplice-bacterial-infections-187056__;!!On18fmf1aQ!0jsY95Uu0TES_Joau9wJtj5HsoQ2kRV6J-1z_ChFTbmK2Sb2t1xHv_Kpt9INTSAgtCKZvmRsAk-hOz1cbos9hDIJLkIJsRVX$

At the height of the pandemic, the United Nations recruited over 100,000 “digital first responders” to push the establishment narrative on COVID via social media. The revelation actually slipped out in October 2020 during a World Economic Forum podcast. “So far, we’ve recruited 110,000 information volunteers, and we equip these information volunteers with the kind of knowledge about how misinformation spreads and ask them to serve as kind of ‘digital first-responders’ in those spaces where misinformation travels,” Fleming stated.

Investigators at Cedars-Sinai have proposed a theory for how SARS-CoV-2 infects the body. Their hypothesis could explain why some people still have symptoms long after the initial infection. Patient advocacy groups have helped contribute to the recognition of post-acute COVID-19, a syndrome characterized by persistent symptoms and/or delayed or long-term complications beyond 4 weeks from the onset of symptoms. Here, we provide a comprehensive review of the current literature on post-acute COVID-19 and their coordinated management through dedicated
COVID-19 clinics.

Climate change is going to make infectious diseases far, far worse: Flooding, rising temperatures, and droughts aggravate human pathogens. We won’t be able to adapt to all of these diseases;  we have to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Laredo Confronts Drought and Water Shortage Without a Wealth of Options:
Leaders in the South Texas city are reluctant to impose substantial restrictions on watering lawns, even as water supplies near record lows.

COVID-19 associated with increased risk of brain disorders 2 years after
infection:  “COVID-19 is associated with increased risks of neurological and psychiatric sequelae in the weeks and months thereafter,” reads the study, titled “Neurological and psychiatric risk trajectories after SARS-CoV-2 infection: an analysis of 2-year retrospective cohort studies including 1,284,437 patients.”

# Education / Schools
Baptist Girls’ School Hit With Sex-Trafficking Lawsuit: A former student says Missouri’s Circle of Hope ranch brought underage girls across state lines to abuse.

A Natural Ecology Lab Along the Delaware River in the First State to Require K-12 Climate Education: With New Jersey focused on local climate impacts in its new curriculum, the Palmyra Cove Nature Park combines wetlands, woods and shoreline with the technology required to understand them.

The misguided focus on 1619 as the beginning of slavery in the U.S. damages our understanding of American History: 1619, the year the first enslaved Africans were brought to Jamestown is drilled into students’ memories, but overemphasizing this date distorts history. 1619 was not the first time Africans could be found in an English Atlantic colony, and it certainly wasn’t the first time people of African descent made their mark on the land that would someday be part of the United States.

# Employment / Labor
They Asked for a Raise. Now They’re Accused of Kidnapping: As hundreds of Starbucks locations across the U.S. vote to unionize, one store’s workers were suspended over claims they tried to kidnap their manager while asking for a pay raise.

Minneapolis Construction Workers Fight Chronic Wage Theft: The construction industry is notorious for rampant and unchecked wage theft. How workers in Minneapolis are fighting back.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical Tennessee Valley Authority is dumping coal ash on Black south Memphis: The years-long removal process and the transportation route through predominantly Black neighborhoods could prove to be another flashpoint in Memphis’ burgeoning environmental justice movement, one that helped stop the proposed Byhalia Connection Pipeline in 2021.

The New US Climate Law Will Reduce Carbon Emissions and Make Electricity Less Expensive, Economists Say: Recent research shows consumers across the country are paying too much for electricity, given the carbon cost of the power now on the grid.

Manchin’s Permitting Deal Teeters Despite Gas Industry Support: “We sure as hell don’t owe Joe Manchin anything now,” Rep. Rashida Tlaib said. “We will vote this dirty deal down, one way or another.”

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals / Global Europe Is Trying to Solve Its Energy Crisis With Fossil Fuel Projects in Africa: Struggles for social justice and climate justice must be united to transform society amid government inaction.

China cuts power to factories and homes as heatwave-induced shortage continues: Factories have been shut down and people were asked to reduce power consumption

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure Biden’s climate law is ending 40 years of hands-off government: For America to decarbonize, it must re-industrialize.  It is no exaggeration to say that his signature immediately severed the history of climate change in America into two eras.

Drought Impacts Both The Food and Energy Supply: Changes in the frequency and severity of droughts and floods could pose challenges for farmers and ranchers and threaten food safety. Overall, climate change could make it more difficult to grow crops, raise animals, and catch fish in the same ways and same places as we have done in the past.

These groups want disruptive climate protests. Oil heirs are funding them: Beneficiaries of two American oil fortunes are supporting groups trying to block fossil fuel projects. The activists who undertook these worldwide acts of disruption over the past yr mentioned that they have been determined to convey the urgency of the local weather disaster and that the simplest method to take action was in public, blockading oil terminals and upsetting regular actions.

This is why the risk of flooding increases after a drought: The climate crisis increases the likelihood of extreme weather, with dry soils unable to cope

# Environment / Climate / Global
The drought in Europe is unveiling cautionary ‘Hunger Stones’: Europe’s rivers are running dry as one of the worst droughts in centuries hits the continent. A famous “Hunger Stone” on the Elbe river in Germany. The oldest readable carving is from 1616, though older carvings (from  1417 and 1473) were also marked on the rock, but were subsequently defaced by anchoring ships during the years. The rock markings read: “Wenn du mich siehst, dann weine” – “If you see me, weep.”

‘The Sacrifice Zone’: Myanmar bears cost of green energy: The birds no longer sing, and the herbs no longer grow. The fish no longer swim in rivers that have turned a murky brown.  The animals do not roam, and the cows are sometimes found dead. “You just can’t be relying on third-world-type mining practices in a dictatorship like Myanmar. It’s not sustainable.”

Even astronauts can see it: the current drought in Europe as seen from satellite data: This drought is unprecedented in living memory, and is probably the worst such event in the last 500 years.

# Gov / Politics / Global
How Britain fueled Ukraine’s war machine and invited direct conflict with Russia: Britain has played a key role in NATO forward troop deployments and training exercises on Russia’s borders. With war underway, the UK sends billions in arms, special forces, and volunteers to ensure escalation.

# Gov / Politics / US
Today’s Brief: The Devil with the Blow-Dried Hair & Alexander Dugin’s Daughter Assassinated: Freedom was never meant for the type of people who believe what their told. If you had any hope that the November elections were going to change one single thing, then you’re not thinking clearly. Tucker demonstrates why he has the number one news show in America and is the darling of the right. Carlson frequently tells the truth pantomiming as he does and feigning indignation with relish.

The West is hiding behind Vladimir Putin to advance its own disastrous policies: Talk here in Europe has recently turned to energy rationing. The pretext? National security, or the need to stick it to Russian President Vladimir Putin. It’s absolute nonsense and a “crisis” entirely of their own making, contrary to what they want us to believe.

Rep. Adam Kinzinger says some of the documents recovered in the raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago may be ‘so classified’ they can’t be revealed

GOP candidate and anti-abortion advocate running for Michigan governor said rape victims find ‘healing’ by being forced to have a baby

Are Americans starting to wake up and join the rest of the world in calling out the crimes of their Deep State?

“White Supremacy” – A Dangerous Joke On The Rise My Fellow Americans: Chickens come home to roost, the boomerang returns and everything done in the dark comes to the light. But are they supreme or superior? No. That is an illusion perpetrated by people who created new sets of rules in the land they invaded, rules which make it easier for them and harder for everybody else, thus giving the appearance of supremacy or superiority. Any group or people which cannot maintain its own existence without violence and destruction is primitive, insecure and destined for the very extinction it wishes to avoid. This is the hard. cold truth – like it or not.

Americans Are Dangerously Divided (And Not Just Over Trump): Yes, we’re growing ever more polarized. But this cultural civil war predates the 2015 Trump Tower escalator ride.

Americans not only divided, but baffled by what motivates their opponents: Some said it was rooted in concerns that President Trump was leading the nation into dangerous territory; others pointed to alarm about health care, or compassion for citizens of color and refugees.

# Legal / DOJ
Lawyers and journalists sue CIA and Mike Pompeo over Assange surveillance claims: CIA and its former director sued over allegations that they authorised unlawful spying on US citizens when they visited WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. UC Global sent CIA data and images of lawyers, journalists and doctors who visited Assange in the Ecuadorian embassy.

Trump set to ask court for ‘special master’ to review Mar-a-Lago evidence: Legal motion would seek appointment of official to decide what materials can be used in investigation, attorney and sources say https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/aug/20/trump-mar-a-lago-search-fbi-legal-motion__;!!On18fmf1aQ!0jsY95Uu0TES_Joau9wJtj5HsoQ2kRV6J-1z_ChFTbmK2Sb2t1xHv_Kpt9INTSAgtCKZvmRsAk-hOz1cbos9hDIJLuVGJICg$

Trump’s ex-chief of staff said it’s hard to understand how such highly classified documents ended up at Mar-a-Lago and that they are ‘not accidentally moved anywhere’: Some of items recovered at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago were classified TS/SCI, court records said. Mick Mulvaney said such records are so “serious” that folks are supposed to track their location.

GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene files legislation that would make it a felony to provide gender-affirming medical care to minors: Under the bill, providing such care would result in a felony conviction punishable by up to 25 years in jail. The legislation would also block colleges and universities from offering any lessons on gender-affirming care.

# Media
DeJoy’s Continued Job Security Depends on Biden’s Next Move: President Biden has the opportunity to fire Trump-appointed Postmaster General Louis DeJoy by appointing two members to the Postal Service Board of Governors that will support his removal. Will he take it?

Corporate Media Stays Silent as U.S. Air Strikes Kill at Least 20 in Somalia: U.S. forces have bombed Somalia at least 16 times during Biden’s tenure, killing between 465 and 545 alleged militants.

Kim Iversen: On leaving The Hill and defying corporate media censorship: Kim Iversen joins The Grayzone to discuss her departure from The Hill’s Rising and how she managed to disrupt establishment narratives https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.bitchute.com/video/i1YbWf_Mrxk/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!0jsY95Uu0TES_Joau9wJtj5HsoQ2kRV6J-1z_ChFTbmK2Sb2t1xHv_Kpt9INTSAgtCKZvmRsAk-hOz1cbos9hDIJLqv_h1qY$

If Julian Assange goes, the First Amendment goes. The indictment of Assange is an offensive on the First Amendment that is as banal as it is blunt.

How did The Daily Beast and Rolling Stone become two of the most aggressive smear factories of the US neoliberal establishment, and did US intelligence play a role?

See also: This article was part of a three part series originally published in The Defender on US intelligence infiltration of neoliberal media outlets.

# Medical / Health
Brain-eating amoeba suspected in 2nd Midwest death: A child likely died from a rare infection caused by a brain-eating amoeba after swimming in an eastern Nebraska river, health officials said, making it the second such probable death in the Midwest this summer and raising the question of whether climate change is playing a role.

The World Health Organization said two existing treatments dramatically reduced deaths from Ebola and should be given to people of all ages suffering from the often-fatal haemorrhagic disease. The UN health agency strongly recommended using two monoclonal antibodies, mAb114, also known as Ansuvimab or Ebanga, and REGN-EB3, or Inmazeb.

Medically Vulnerable Families Among Those Hit Hardest by Soaring Inflation: Inflation is particularly detrimental to the health of low-income patients.

Private insurers are expected to pay $1 billion in rebates: Based on an analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation, an estimated 8.2 million Americans are due rebates, and health insurers are expected to pay a total of $1 billion to policyholders. These rebates are larger than those issued in most prior years, but they fall short of the record-high rebate amounts of 2020 and 2021.

# Military / DOD
How the Pentagon uses a secretive program to wage proxy wars: Exclusive documents and interviews reveal the sweeping scope of classified 127e operations. U.S. Special Operations forces are involved in a low-profile proxy war program on a far greater scale than previously known, according to exclusive documents and interviews with more than a dozen current and former government officials. In total, between 2017 and 2020, U.S. commandos conducted at least 23 separate 127e programs across the world.

Strategists admit West is goading China into war: US military experts say a war over Taiwan is desirable, because Asia’s growth to become world’s economic heartland has become unstoppable.

Ever since its origin, in 1949, when the USA already was a considerable nuclear power, has the organization continuously worked toward creating conflicts that enrich its own arms industry. Johan Galtung worded it: ”The conflict could have been solved with a little patience and creativity, but NATO does not want solutions. It uses conflict as raw material that it can process into interventions to tell the world that it is the strongest in military terms.”

# Military / Global
Ukraine war veterans on how Kiev plundered US aid, wasted soldiers, endangered civilians, and lost the war: “The weapons are stolen, the humanitarian aid is stolen, and we have no idea where the billions sent to this country have gone.” Last month, Ukraine’s parliamentarians voted to give themselves a 70% salary increase. Filings indicate the raise was enabled and encouraged by the billions of dollars and euros of aid that have poured in from the US and Europe.

# Pharmaceuticals
Why letting Medicare negotiate drug prices won’t be the game-changer for health care Democrats hope it will be https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://theconversation.com/why-letting-medicare-negotiate-drug-prices-wont-be-the-game-changer-for-health-care-democrats-hope-it-will-be-188560__;!!On18fmf1aQ!0jsY95Uu0TES_Joau9wJtj5HsoQ2kRV6J-1z_ChFTbmK2Sb2t1xHv_Kpt9INTSAgtCKZvmRsAk-hOz1cbos9hDIJLpwNDsYv$

# Science
Roe’s Overturn Will Stall Decades of Women’s Health Research: Period tracking apps are coming under intense scrutiny due to privacy concerns, but it’s science that may pay the biggest price.

# Water
Rainwater everywhere now considered too toxic for safe consumption, study finds: Atmospheric levels of toxic “forever chemicals” are so high that rainwater everywhere contains amounts that are unsafe for long-term  consumption https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.vice.com/en/article/m7gban/rainwater-everywhere-now-considered-too-toxic-for-safe-consumption-study-finds__;!!On18fmf1aQ!0jsY95Uu0TES_Joau9wJtj5HsoQ2kRV6J-1z_ChFTbmK2Sb2t1xHv_Kpt9INTSAgtCKZvmRsAk-hOz1cbos9hDIJLmIyhErf$

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-08-19

Voices, The Peoples News

August 19, 2022
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# Archaeology
‘Spanish Stonehenge’ Resurfaces Amid Historic Drought: The ancient monument, officially known as the Dolmen of Guadalperal, has only emerged four times since its modern rediscovery in 1926.

# Border / Immigration
Tyler County is Texas’ 10th to declare an invasion at southern border: Tyler County in deep East Texas has declared an invasion at the southern border, becoming the 10th county to do so.

# Chemicals
Forever chemicals no more? PFAS are destroyed with new technique: PFAS chemicals are associated with low birth weight, thyroid disease and an increased risk of certain cancers. The new method appears to be safer and more energy-efficient. The Northwestern scientists added PFAS molecules to a solution of lye and dimethyl sulfoxide and exposed them to temperatures of up to 248 degrees Fahrenheit. The chemicals degraded into fluoride ions and other harmless byproducts.

The petrochemical industry is convincing states to deregulate plastic incineration: A new report finds that bills to loosen restrictions on so-called “chemical recycling” are on the rise.

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
Biden Admin Plans to Stop Paying for COVID Vaccines, Tests and Treatments: This week the Biden administration signaled it will stop buying COVID-19 vaccines, treatments and tests as early as this fall.
White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha spoke at an event sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

# Economy / Finance / Trade
Will the Inflation Reduction Act actually reduce inflation? How will the corporate minimum tax work? An economist has answers. The new law will pay for increased spending in several ways, including a corporate minimum tax and funding tax code enforcement by the IRS.

# Education / Schools
Defunding a Library Is a Symptom of Blind Populism: Voters in a small Michigan community recently voted to defund the local public library for refusing to censor LGBTQ authors.

Populism can be beaten back by libraries. Really: A book excerpt and interview with Eric Klinenberg, author of ‘Palaces for the People’: To Mr Klinenberg, social infrastructure is the public spaces which bring people together so that bonds can form. In his book, he documents how it produces benefits ranging from economic growth to better governance, at a time when social media seem to pull people apart.

# Employment / Labor
UPS Says No to Air Conditioning, But Here’s a Surveillance Camera: Hundreds of UPS workers around the country suffer from heatstroke every summer, as UPS refuses to install air conditioning in its trucks or warehouses.

The U.S. Could Be on the Verge of a Nationwide Railroad Strike: With railroad companies refusing to offer employees a favorable contract, 115,000 rail workers could soon launch a nationwide strike.

She Didn’t Know She Still Owed Money to Her Utility. Then 25% of Her Paycheck Was Gone. After the state’s largest utility sold consumer debt, thousands of Detroiters faced default judgments and garnished wages. The utility only reaped pennies on the dollar. The original source of the debt was quite familiar to her: DTE Energy, the Detroit area’s largest utility company.

Lights Out: Profitable Utility Company Shut Off Electricity to Homes Hundreds of Thousands of Times Three months into the pandemic, Michigan’s largest power company, DTE Energy, began ramping up power shut-offs for customers behind on their bills. A regulatory system built to prioritize investors, not affordability, let it happen.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals / Global Europe’s plan to wean itself off Russian gas just might work: Russia has made good on threats to reduce supply, leaving the EU to navigate several tough winters of energy squeezes.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure Biden’s climate law is ending 40 years of hands-off government: “Every single Republican in the Congress sided with the special interests in this vote,” Biden said. “That’s the choice we face: we can protect the already-powerful, or show the courage to build the future where everybody has an even shot.”

Drought Impacts Both The Food and Energy Supply: Low water levels in the western states are causing a problematic crop yield. But they also impact our energy supply and push the power grid to the brink.

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Other Here Is Why 37 Percent Of U.S. Farmers In The Western Half Of The Country Are Killing Their Own Crops:
Food doesn’t just magically show up at the grocery store.  If farmers and ranchers do not produce it, we do not eat.

Tomato Shortage Emerges In Drought-Stricken California As Ketchup Prices Soar: Days ago, we said the next food insecurity problem that may impact Americans’ eating habits could be an emerging potato shortage. Now there appears to be another issue: Tomatoes are getting squeezed, and risks of a ketchup shortage rise https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.zerohedge.com/commodities/tomato-shortage-emerges-ketchup-prices-soar__;!!On18fmf1aQ!2hfXmQeNF4qRE-tOxTy57dkf9rYOOJu1mdITvdFQJpaNWo9K-mIps2C_IK7zau6eZUxRNONa4v8Hb4dUCwoihpcDg2FSjyao$

‘Difficult if not impossible’: Why US organic standards fail farmers and consumers: Many U.S. consumers swear by organic foods but are unaware of the history, principles, and regulations behind the NOP.

# Food Recalls / Alerts
What is listeria? A microbiologist explains the bacterium behind recent deadly food poisoning outbreaks: Listeria causes serious illness and food recalls nearly every year.

# General Information / Other News
A Surprise Turn in the Trump Search-Warrant Case. A magistrate judge has ordered the DOJ to propose a redacted affidavit for publication.  There will be haggling between the government and the court regarding the redactions. And ultimately, if DOJ decides it cannot live with Reinhart’s ruling, it will appeal.

We Don’t Need a Trump-Inspired Civil War for Things to Get Real Bad, Real Fast: The investigation into Trump’s attempts to pressure Georgia state election officials to set aside the state’s 2020 results is ramping up rapidly, this week sweeping in Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis. I suppose if you’re inclined to believe that this is all great news for Trump, and that—to paraphrase Steve Bannon—the whole nation is on the brink of being red pilled then yes, this is all quickly coming to a head.

# Gov / Politics / Global
With ‘bravery’ as its new brand, Ukraine is turning advertising into a weapon of war: Ukraine is partnering with an advertising company to produce an innovative nation branding campaign during a war. The campaign could have influence beyond how Ukraine and Russia conduct this war.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with the UN to negotiate peace. UN Secretary General António Guterres called for the end of conflict near the Zaporizhzhia power plant, which many are concerned could cause nuclear catastrophe, according to BBC.

Sleepy Greek port becomes US arms hub, as Ukraine war reshapes region: The flow of U.S. military supplies through Alexandroupoli has angered Russia and Turkey.

# Gov / Politics / US
Republicans Turn Against the League of Women Voters: The league, long known for focusing on voter registration and other fundamentals, became more willing to speak boldly during the Trump era. Now, some on the right are portraying it as a tool of the radical left.

Biden administration readies about $800 mln in additional security aid for Ukraine: President Joe Biden’s administration is readying about $800 million of additional military aid to Ukraine and could announce it as soon as Friday, three sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

Texas Elections Officials Quit over Death Threats Following Trump’s 2020 Loss: A Texas elections administrator from Tarrant County told a U.S. House committee there was a social media call for his violent death, and election workers nationwide have reported more than 1,000 “hostile contacts” over the past year.

Gillespie County elections office resigns due to threats, stalking. All three employees at the Gillespie County elections office have resigned from their positions, leaving the office empty with less than three months before the primary election in November. Former Gillespie County Elections Administrator Anissa Herrera told the Standard that after the
2020 election she was threatened, stalked and called out on social media.

# Law Enforcement
A Teenager’s Nightmare Stay in Greg Abbott’s Prison for Kids: She is struggling with mental illness and suicidal ideation. She’s also in the last place any kid should be. Her time at TJJD was meant to help her get better. That is, after all, what the state of Texas promises. Texas juvenile detention centers are some of the most terrible places to be a child in America.

Mississippi Town Hired Racist Cop to Terrorize Black Residents, Advocates Say: The officer patrolled the streets of Lexington “with impunity” despite a well-known history of harassment.

# Legal / DOJ
Assange Attorneys and Journalists Sue the CIA Over Spying: CIA surveillance of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange while he was sheltering in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London included recording his conversations with American lawyers, journalists and doctors, and copying private data from visitors’ phones and other devices, violating constitutional protections, according to a lawsuit filed Monday.

# Medical / Health
A Louisiana woman said she was denied an abortion even though her fetus won’t survive. This is in spite of the fact that even under the state’s highly restrictive new legislation the procedure should have been permitted. The fetus was found to have a fatal condition in which the skull fails to develop during gestation, the woman said.

Michigan Judge Blocks Enforcement of 1931 Abortion Ban. The decision followed two days of witnesses and expert testimony. The ruling means abortion will remain legal in Michigan for the foreseeable future. The 1931 law bans abortion for all women, doesn’t include exceptions for rape or incest and calls for the prosecution of reproductive care providers.

# Military / DOD
US 7th Fleet commander sees increase in ‘unsafe’ intercepts by China: The commander of the U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet said unsafe Chinese intercepts of U.S. and allied aircraft have become more common during a press briefing in Singapore

Space Force Takes Over All Military Satellite Communications: The Army transferred some of its satellite operations to the Space Force on Monday, marking the latest move to reorganize and grow the youngest military branch.

By the numbers: Keeping track of the single largest arms transfer in US history: Washington has given billions of dollars worth of weapons to Ukraine. A timeline of what and when, and the price tag, since the start of the war.

# Military / Global
In Ukraine, a Russian mercenary group steps out of the shadows: For years, the Wagner private military company has done Moscow’s dirty work in eastern Ukraine, Libya, Syria and parts of Africa. The Kremlin always officially denied any relationship with Wagner, whose soldiers for hire have been accused of massacres and other human rights violations.

# Science
‘Bioconstruction’ will build homes out of flowering, 3D-printed dirt: Scientists have figured out how to build living structures out of extruded soil. Through a new approach to 3D printing, soil implanted with seeds can now be used as a concrete-like building material. Others have been exploring similar territory. A team of researchers in Israel recently exhibited several small 3D-printed soil structures embedded with growing radish plants.

# Technology
What Happened When Twitter and Other Social Media Platforms Cracked Down on Extremists: In a Q&A with ProPublica reporter A.C. Thompson, former intelligence officer and data scientist Welton Chang explains how conspiracy theorists and violent racists fled to smaller platforms. Once there, their remarks festered and spread.

# Water
The feds declined to seriously cut Colorado River water use. Here’s what that means: After Southwestern states failed to cut a deal, the Interior Department took it easy on them.

Texans across the state are experiencing the state’s worst drought since 2011. Here’s what you need to know about the industries that have been the most affected and how Texans can conserve water: List of Texas PWSs Limiting Water Use to Avoid Shortages Updated weekly.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-08-18

Voices, The Peoples News

August 18, 2022
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# Indigenous
Indigenous-Led Solutions Essential to Reversing Plastic Pollution, Researchers Say: Plastic pollution is an international problem, as trillions of pieces of plastic have made their way into the ocean from commercial and household waste, blown from landfills and trash cans into sewers and rivers and out to sea.

# Border / Immigration
Lawmakers raise alarm about taxpayer-funded Amtrak potentially being used for illegal immigrants to cross border: Lawmakers sent a letter to Amtrak Wednesday requesting a briefing as well as all documents related to how taxpayer subsidized Amtrak may be used to transfer illegal immigrants across the border.

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
CDC Hid Data on Vaccines’ Spike Protein Dangerous Persistence in Body. Disruptive Discover by Virologist Rose: «What this implies is that the most important organization, the Centers for Disease Control, an American organization whose very name indicates a responsibility to ‘control disease’, have implicated themselves is fraud by omission, in my opinion, and the opinion of many lawyers. Not having shared data, literature or scientific facts at the time when they were published, with the public, is clearly not in the interest of the public and does nothing but alienate and confuse the public».

People who have been exposed to COVID, regardless of vaccination status, no longer have to quarantine if they aren’t showing symptoms, including in schools. Many experts actually agree this change is warranted, and reflects what’s realistic for people to do in the pandemic.

Monkeypox can cause painful sores on your butt, genitals, and mouth. People are using these treatments to combat pain. Monkeypox can cause painful sores that — depending on where they are on your body — make it difficult to eat, drink, or use the bathroom. Here are some home remedies and treatments that might help.

Increased risk of some neurological and psychiatric disorders remains two years after COVID-19 infection: The risk of being diagnosed with a neurological or psychiatric condition up to two years after catching covid-19 may be higher than with other respiratory infections, such as seasonal influenza https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newscientist.com/article/2334325-covid-19-linked-to-higher-risk-of-brain-conditions-up-to-two-years-on/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!weaWyUw2mcVLxKFtCNUDe_0u9tiyMkQBsRTZ5x42OGnzEO2lJEotTWR9A9HmRtQgSxhwVmRJcza6E227wRLGWfzH1vuQXFC9$

# Economy / Finance / Trade
FDA Allowing Unsafe Drugs From Overseas Drug Manufacturers: U.S. has become heavily dependent on imports of such supplies. In response, Congress passed legislation to boost domestic production.

Joe Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act “Secretly” Brought To You By Bill Gates: The Democrats ‘Inflation Reduction Act’ will raise taxes on the middle class, not to mention unleash an army of IRS agents on working class Americans https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.zerohedge.com/political/joe-bidens-inflation-reduction-act-secretly-brought-you-bill-gates__;!!On18fmf1aQ!weaWyUw2mcVLxKFtCNUDe_0u9tiyMkQBsRTZ5x42OGnzEO2lJEotTWR9A9HmRtQgSxhwVmRJcza6E227wRLGWfzH1u-rNN2F$

A Houston-area landlord received more than $1 million in relief funds during the pandemic. Then, the company didn’t pay its water bill and its tenants faced eviction.

# Education / Schools
Debt Activists Are Planning to Strike If Biden Doesn’t Extend Payment Pause: Fifty debtors over 50 years old are planning to hold a debt strike. Together, their loans are worth over $6 million.

# Employment / Labor
Fed Meeting Minutes Show the Bank May Unleash Mass Unemployment, Economists Say: Continued interest rate hikes “risk a recession throwing millions out of work,” a pair of experts warned.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical Big Oils Big Steal: How America can lower gas prices like other countries: While you pay through the nose at the gas pump, Big Oil is lining its pockets.

A federal judge reverses a lower court’s decision that blocked the Biden administration from pausing oil and gas drilling auctions, though provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act will likely stop the administration from fully banning new leases.

Activists continue their fight against the Mountain Valley Pipeline even after Sen. Joe Manchin conditioned his approval of federal climate legislation on its completion.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure Atlantic Hurricane Season (Unofficially) Starting Earlier, Study Finds: Tropical storms are increasingly forming and making landfall before the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season as ocean temperatures warm, a new study published in Nature Communications finds.

1 million square feet of L.A. roads are being covered with solar-reflective paint: The initiative covers roads, playgrounds, and parking lots, and it has already cooled the surface by 10 to 12 degrees.

# General Information / Other News
Former CIA Officer Faces 80 Years in Prison, Convicted of Providing Information to WikiLeaks. He has been held in barbaric conditions over the past two years

Donald Trump Has His Own History With the Espionage Act: The Trump administration used the controversial law to target media outlets and sources who provided important information to the public.

Six lessons for America: How endless Trumpist lawbreaking drives his fascist takeover scheme: Trump’s infamy expands quicker than Pinocchio’s nose—so much so it’s dawning on even backward Americans that Trump has gone way too far.

# Gov / Politics / Global
Putin lashes out at West’s ‘vanishing’ hegemony, outlines Russia’s goals: As the Russian leader noticed, Russia will “take other steps to build a more democratic world.” It is necessary to “restore respect to international law, and to its fundamental norms and principles.”

Putin first, populists next – who else will Western leaders blame for an energy crisis caused by NATO’s geopolitical ambitions? Western officials are preparing to label any protest against their self-destructive policies as ‘extremism’

‘I don’t see justice in this war’: Russian soldier exposes rot at core of Ukraine invasion, Pavel Filatyev, Russian solider: ‘I simply can’t stay quiet any longer.’ Pavel Filatyev has fled his homeland after publishing a 141-page account detailing his experiences on the frontline

Israeli Forces Raid and Shutter Offices of Top Palestinian Rights Groups: The groups pointed to the attack as just one instance of Israel’s attempts to suppress human rights work.

Former Brazilian President Launches Campaign to Unseat Far Right Bolsonaro: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will challenge President Jair Bolsonaro this October. Some fear Bolsonaro will try to stay in power even if he loses.

Ukraine planning nuclear provocation on Friday – Moscow: Kiev is set on attacking the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant during a visit by the UN chief, the Russian military claims

# Gov / Politics / US
Abortion Ban Stalls in West Virginia After Protesters Pack Hearings and Capitol: West Virginians are showing the fight for reproductive justice and bodily autonomy can still be won in the South.

GOP Candidate Backed by Party Leadership Said Merrick Garland Should ‘Probably Be Executed’: Carl Paladino has praised Hitler, hired a convicted sex offender, and secured the endorsement of third-ranking House Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik

Court reformers usually focus their attention on expanding or imposing term limits on the Supreme Court, but recent events in the lower courts are making another kind of reform urgent—even inevitable. Judges have begun to leverage their retirements to make inappropriate demands of the executive branch. Congress or the courts have to put a stop to it.

Gov. Ron DeSantis on pace to break gubernatorial fundraising record: DeSantis already set a new record for gubernatorial fundraising without candidate self-financing and is about $11 million away away from raising more money than any gubernatorial candidate in recent decades as of Aug. 5.

# Law Enforcement
FBI Questioning Trump’s National Security Staff About His Top Secret Document Alibi: The ex-president claims he’s able to declassify whatever he wants. The feds are grilling former NSC personnel for answers, sources familiar tell Rolling Stone

Chicago Cop Charged After Video Showed Him Kneeling on Teen: The teen’s mom said the off-duty cop accused her 14-year-old son of stealing a bike that he was simply moving out of the sidewalk.

# Legal / DOJ
The Killing of a Portland Anti Fascist Activist Went Unsolved. Then Journalists Sued the City. Three years after Sean Kealiher was killed, police arrested a suspect, just as The Intercept’s public records lawsuit neared a ruling.

Judge orders part of documents on Trump FBI raid unsealed –The federal government has one week to submit the proposed redactions

Trump Organization CFO pleads guilty to tax fraud in deal requiring him to testify: Weisselberg faces about five months in jail and a 2 million fine. Longtime Trump Organization Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg pleaded guilty to tax fraud charges, the latest blow to former President Donald Trump in a fraught few weeks that have seen fresh legal peril emerge from several directions.

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
Voters in Growing Number of States to Decide on Marijuana Legalization This November: North Dakotans will join voters in several other states who will also be deciding on marijuana legalization proposals this election.

# Medical / Health
Not 1925: Texas’ law banning abortion dates to before the Civil War: The restriction, which was revived after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, was put in place amid concerns about declining white birth rates and as the medical profession formalized.

NIH awards $23 million to establish centers of excellence to study telehealth for cancer care: During the pandemic, the use and availability of telehealth skyrocketed in primary and specialty care, including cancer care.

Boston Children’s Hospital Targeted by Anti-Trans Harassment Campaign: “We are deeply concerned by these attacks,” the hospital said, adding that the threats were “fueled by misinformation.”

Children Living Near Fracking Sites Face Higher Leukemia Risks, Study Finds: Pennsylvania children who grew up near oil and gas fracking sites are at higher risk for leukemia, a study published Wednesday in Environmental Health Perspectives finds.

Cardiologists are first to use tool to remove tumor from heart: Interventional cardiologists at the UW Medicine Heart Institute in Seattle recently performed a first-in-human procedure, successfully employing a catheter-delivered device to retrieve a benign tumor from inside a patient’s heart.

Can two Rh-positive parents have an Rh-negative child? The answer is yes, but only if neither parent passes along Rhesus D.

# Military / Global
Ukraine: Amnesty International revealed the unpleasant truth: Amnesty has documented a pattern of Ukrainian forces violating the laws of war. Ukrainian forces have threatened civilians by setting up bases and operating weapons systems in populated areas, including schools and hospitals, as they battled the Russian intervention that began in February, Amnesty International said in a statement.

U.S. military left over $7 billion of military equipment to Taliban, IG report confirms. The inventory left behind in Afghanistan included more than 4 billion worth of armored vehicles

Lead Inspector General for Operation Enduring Sentinel and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel I Quarterly Report to the United States Congress I April 1, 2022 – June 30, 2022 https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.dodig.mil/In-the-Spotlight/Article/3129145/lead-inspector-general-for-operation-enduring-sentinel-and-operation-freedoms-s/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!weaWyUw2mcVLxKFtCNUDe_0u9tiyMkQBsRTZ5x42OGnzEO2lJEotTWR9A9HmRtQgSxhwVmRJcza6E227wRLGWfzH1o7ZjJTL$

# Science
Turning back time. Scientists reverse aging in human cells by 30 years: It’s not quite the mythical fountain of youth but it is, perhaps, a start: Scientists have managed to engineer human skin cells to reverse 30 years of aging, resetting them to a much more youthful state in terms of certain molecular measurements.

# Technology
WEF Announces Recruitment of ‘Information Warriors’ to Control the Social Media Narrative: The World Economic Forum (WEF) has announced it has recruited hundreds of thousands of “information warriors” to control the internet, policing social media and forums for “misinformation” and conspiracy content which will then be systematically shut down.

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