Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-10-31

Voices, The Peoples News

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

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# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls
Emperor penguins get Endangered Species Act protection – with 98% of colonies at risk of extinction by 2100. Emperor penguins survive in a ‘Goldilocks zone’ between too much sea ice and too little. Climate change is having an impact.

# Border / Immigration
Pentagon’s US-Mexico border mission extends for another year: Federally-activated National Guard troops are expected to continue to deploy along the U.S. southern border through summer 2023, a Pentagon spokesman confirmed on Friday.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey Defies Biden With Border Wall Made of Shipping Containers: The Biden administration remains silent as the Republican governor brazenly builds an ad hoc wall on protected lands.

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
COVID-19 Origins: Investigating a “Complex and Grave Situation” Inside a Wuhan Lab: The Wuhan lab at the center of suspicions about the pandemic’s onset was far more troubled than known, documents unearthed by a Senate team reveal.

New Hybrid Virus Discovered as Flu And RSV Fuse Into Single Pathogen: Researchers have witnessed two viruses, influenza A and respiratory syncytial virus, fuse together to form a single, hybrid virus.

The Truth about the COVID Vaccine and Stroke, Key Studies:

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
Chairman Turning SEC from Protection to Business-Crushing Bully: The crypto industry threatens Democrats in charge at the Securities and Exchange Commission. Under Chairman Gary Gensler, the SEC has been on the warpath to pull all cryptocurrencies under the securities umbrella.

Consumers Stand to Lose From Swipe Card Regulations: Politicians and a coalition of powerful retail giants are pushing bills intended to limit the fees that businesses pay when a customer buys things with a credit or debit card.

# Education / Schools
The Supreme Court Is Poised to Handcuff Universities: US court poised to ban affirmative action: The US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments next week in two cases that will determine whether Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are allowed to use race as a factor in deciding which students they admit.

EPA gives school districts across U.S. nearly $1 billion to buy clean school buses: “It doesn’t make sense to send our kids to school on buses that create brain-harming, lung-harming, cancer-causing, climate-harming pollution.″

Teacher Exodus Proves We Are Willfully Destroying US Public Education: Republicans are literally running a political platform on weakening teachers, schools and education because they need the poorly educated to make up their voting base.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical
Oil companies resist calls to cut prices amid record profits, as ExxonMobil’s CEO insists they’re “returning some of our profits directly to the American people” in the form of dividends to investors.

Ro Khanna unveils bill to ban US gas exports as big oil rakes in record profits: The California Democrat’s bill would temporarily bar U.S. gas exports when prices at the pump are high, like they are right now.

# Gov / Politics / Global
80% of Kyiv residents are without water after Russian missiles severely damaged city infrastructure. Power outages also swept parts of the city, as Moscow repeatedly targeted Ukraine’s capital .

Russia halted the UN-brokered grain deal after accusing Ukraine of attacking one of their ships. Ukraine denied responsibility for this attack.

Iran’s Secret Manual for Tracking and Controlling Protesters’ Mobile Phones: The documents provide an inside look at an Iranian government program that lets authorities monitor and manipulate people’s phones.

What Brazil Teaches America: Actually delivering for working people matters. It also matters whether elites support democratic institutions. The two-point victory of progressive Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva over neofascist incumbent Jair Bolsonaro prompts comparisons with the containment of neofascism in the U.S. But let’s draw the right lessons.

# Gov / Politics / US
A County Elections Director Stood Up to Locals Who Believe the Voting System Is Rigged. They Pushed Back Harder. Even in a county where Trump won more than 70% of the 2020 vote, local election deniers have mounted a campaign to access voting machines and slash the elections director’s pay.

Churches Are Breaking the Law by Endorsing in Elections, Experts Say. The IRS Looks the Other Way: For nearly 70 years, federal law has barred churches from directly involving themselves in political campaigns, but the IRS has largely abdicated its enforcement responsibilities as churches have become more brazen about publicly backing candidates.

Greg Abbott’s Executive Power Play: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has consolidated power like none before him, at times circumventing the GOP-controlled Legislature and overriding local officials. A flurry of executive measures has solidified his base and raised his national profile.

Republicans Have a Symbiotic Relationship With Crime:  You can’t whip up a hysterical meltdown about crime without lots of crime happening.

The Crime Wave That Republicans Defend: Corporate theft and fraud is not only tolerated by the GOP, it’s shielded. Yet Democrats rarely use this to attack Republican messaging on crime.

Biden Lost His Temper With Zelensky During Aid Call: The Ukrainian president allegedly annoyed Biden by asking for more help after he’d just been told another billion dollars-worth of assistance was on the way. The phone call in June, one of many between the two leaders, turned testy when Zelensky began listing what else Kyiv needed and wasn’t getting​ shortly after Biden announced the aid package

Covid Scam, NATO Wars, Green Extremism: The Tyrannical Trifecta From Hell: I have no confidence in politicians from either party having the courage to make the hard decisions that would help correct the direction of our ship of state from the path of destruction that it’s currently on.

Armed Vigilantes in Arizona Are Just the Tip of the Voter-Intimidation Iceberg: It’s not just happening in Arizona. GOP vigilantes are working to intimidate voters across the U.S.

Hand count halted in Nevada county as court rips pro-Trump official: Voters in Nye County, near Las Vegas, could tip the balance in close state and federal contests.

Armed Vigilantes in Arizona Are Just the Tip of the Voter-Intimidation Iceberg: It’s not just happening in Arizona. GOP vigilantes are working to intimidate voters across the U.S.

Florida officials quietly tweak probation system to make it easier to arrest people for ‘voter fraud’: Miami Herald reported that Florida officials have made a change to the criminal probation process that would make it easier to arrest and charge people for fraud when they sign up to vote while ineligible to do so.

# Law Enforcement
We’re Putting Kids in Maximum-Security Prisons… in America. Louisiana is relocating minors to Angola, the nation’s largest adult maximum-security prison. An infamous adult prison is no place for incarcerated kids. Get it together, Louisiana. Children are locked away from their families, facing shackles, pepper spray and solitary confinement. While these horrors persist nationwide, nowhere are they more apparent than in Louisiana.

Children in Adult Prison: Children threatened by abuse, neglect, violence, racial bias, and poverty are usually ignored—unless they do something violent.

# Legal / DOJ
Conservative Supreme Court justices are dragging the court deeper into a ‘crisis of legitimacy’: In a blunt-talking editorial from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the editors took two of the most conservative members of the Supreme Court to task for doing little to halt the slide in the court’s credibility that has been in freefall after it became a 6-3 conservative majority.

Fla. Medical Board Becomes First In US To Seek Ban On Gender-Affirming Care For Minors

# Medical / Health
Podcast, racism in health: In the United States, COVID-19 has disproportionately affected Black, Hispanic and Native American people, compared with white people, and this disparity has appeared across the world. This episode of the Nature Podcast explores the complex tale behind this inequality, including a reading list of sources that illustrate the myriad issues.

NYC Doc vanishes in alleged boat accident after fed charges: Marvin Moy accused in a $100 million healthcare fraud scheme.

A blood test that screens for multiple cancers at once promises to boost early detection: Multicancer early detection tests are among the priorities of the Biden administration’s Cancer Moonshot. The tests show promise, but questions remain about when and how to use them.

# Military / DOD
U.S. to Send Nuke-Ready B-52s to Australia Amid China Unease: The Pentagon could deploy up to six of the heavy bombers to the region.

# Technology
How Google’s Ad Business Funds Disinformation Around the World: The largest-ever analysis of Google’s ad practices on non-English-language websites reveals how the tech giant makes disinformation profitable.

Musk Set to Axe 25% of Twitter Staff in First Round: The purge is said to affect a wide swathe of departments.

Twitter to Start Charging Per-Month for Verification: “The whole verification process is being revamped right now,” Musk tweeted after the news was first reported. And if the employees building it don’t meet their deadline, they’ll be fired.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-10-30

Voices, The Peoples News

October 30, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
Fed Seen Aggressively Hiking to 5%, Triggering Global Recession: Federal Reserve officials are expected to maintain their hawkish stance at next week’s policy-setting meeting where they are likely to approve another super-sized interest rate hike, paving the way for borrowing costs to climb above 5% by March 2023, according to a survey of Bloomberg economists.

How the GOP could win its long war against Social Security: The GOP has been angling to dismantle Social Security as long as it’s been law, if they win enough seats this election, they may be able to do it. It began as Congress was debating the Social Security Act of 1935. Republicans attacked the program with rhetoric as extreme as that of today’s right.

# Education / Schools
New study confirms: Structural racism in STEM programs needs fixing: The study offers some of the most stark evidence yet that even when students enter college with equal qualifications, white males are rewarded more richly for their grades in introductory courses while students from underrepresented populations are more severely punished.

Why Our Public School Culture Wars Will Never End: Americans can’t agree on what “America” is, so how can we possibly reach a consensus on how to educate our kids?

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical
With fossil fuel companies facing pressure to reduce carbon emissions, private equity is buying up their aging oil, gas and coal assets: Environmentalists fear the sell-offs could keep facilities operating years into the future, worsening climate change.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure
Humans are decimating wildlife, report warns ahead of U.N. biodiversity talks: Wildlife populations tracked by scientists shrank by nearly 70%, on average, between 1970 and 2018, a recent assessment has found.

Here’s what happened to the Delaware-sized iceberg that broke off Antarctica: The powerful pull of currents in the Southern Ocean probably pulled apart the largest remnant of a massive iceberg that split off Antarctica in 2017.
Researchers say they have pieced together the powerful forces that led to that final breakup.

Landslides shaped a hidden landscape within Yellowstone: Scientists have used lasers to get a detailed view of the national park’s topography, and they’ve spotted more than a thousand landslides. Yellowstone researchers have a massive new digital dataset at their whim, highlighting further vital information on this nearly 1-million-hectare of natural beauty.

A Timber Mill Below Mount Shasta Gave Rise to a Historic Black Community, and Likely Sparked the Wildfire That Destroyed It: Segregation and climate change contributed to the destruction of the Lincoln Heights neighborhood in Weed, California. They may also hinder the recovery of its unique character.

For the Third Time, Black Residents in Corpus Christi’s Hillcrest Neighborhood File a Civil Rights Complaint to Fend Off Polluting Infrastructure: First they sued to block a sewage treatment plant, and then bridge construction. Now, they are trying to stop Texas’ first seawater desalination plant.

What gets prioritised and ignored at UN climate negotiations? In our new study, published in Climate Policy, we analysed COP agendas going back to 1995 to understand which issues have been prioritised – and those that have not. Our results identify some significant gaps in the discussions over the years, including little focus on cutting emissions from major polluting sectors such as the fossil fuel industry.

# General Information / Other News
Why Trump Is Ramming Millions Through a Campaign Loophole: Donald Trump’s leadership PAC just made a $20 million donation to another PAC. Trump could’ve spent the money on other Republicans. Now the PAC can spend it on him.

# Gov / Politics / Global
Bolsonaro and Allies Accused of Massive Vote-Buying Operation Ahead of Election: Far right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro has syphoned tax money into a congressionally approved secret budget.

Russian president Vladimir Putin takes part in Valdai discussion club meeting – Video and transcript

# Gov / Politics / US
Washington’s Plan to Break Up Russia: Elite members of the foreign policy establishment are doggedly searching for new and more convincing justifications for a confrontation with Russia. “Cheney ‘wanted to see the dismantlement not only of the Soviet Union and the Russian empire but of Russia itself, so it could never again be a threat to the rest of the world.’…The West must complete the project that began in 1991 …. Until Moscow’s empire is toppled, though, the region and the world will not be safe…” (“Decolonize Russia”, The Atlantic)

Media helped hide the real Joe Biden by censoring Hunter stories: With fewer than 45,000 votes in three states deciding the outcome, it’s not unreasonable to suggest that suppression of The Post’s stories won Biden the election and denied voters the truth about his character. This is the importance of Hunter Biden’s laptop and why it refuses to be shoved down the memory hole, where other inconvenient truths go to die. It provides a rare and detailed window onto the corruption that is Washington’s original sin, as conducted on a global scale by one of its most calculating practitioners.

National eyes on Pennsylvania for Fetterman-Oz U.S. Senate debate: For Tuesday’s highly anticipated U.S. Senate debate in Pennsylvania, Democrat John Fetterman and Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz agreed to meet hosted by the largest local TV and media company in America. Nexstar Media Group, which owns NewsNation and about 200 local news stations nationally, gained exclusive rights. The candidates, who have drawn national attention in the tussle for control of Congress, will be broadcast statewide on linear channels and available everywhere online; national coverage is on NewsNation.

Hypocrisy is beneath them – political figures in the Trump era don’t bother concealing their misdeeds: Shame and guilt seem equally foreign to many politicians and public figures these days. Rather than cover their bad behavior with a veneer of hypocrisy, they revel in it, a classics scholar says.

House Progressives Pushed Negotiations With Russia, Then Buckled Under Pressure: The Biden administration’s new Nuclear Posture Review allows the “first use” of nuclear weapons.

House progressives retract Russia-diplomacy letter amid Dem firestorm
Party lawmakers were blindsided by Monday’s release of a letter calling for direct negotiations in Ukraine, according to several people familiar with the situation.

Sanders Urges Massive Midterm Voter Turnout to ‘Preserve American Democracy’: “We are in a pivotal moment in American history where the crises that we face are unprecedented,” the democratic socialist told a crowd of thousands in Eugene, Oregon.

‘The Future the GOP Wants for All of America’: Texas Gun Law Unleashes Deadly Mayhem: “Who could’ve predicted arming folks without a license would result in this type of chaos?” one columnist asked sardonically.

Americans die younger in states run by conservatives, study finds
More liberal policies on environment, gun safety, labor, economic taxes and tobacco taxes associated with lower mortality

Americans not only divided, but baffled by what motivates their opponents: The nationally representative poll of 1,000 citizens included 307 voters who cast votes for Republican Congressional candidates in the midterm elections.  We asked them, “In your opinion, how many citizens voting for the Democrats did so because they sincerely believe that the Democratic party is best for the country?”

GOP Threatens to Hold Economy Hostage to Slash Climate Investments: “If Republicans take over Congress, they plan to hold the government hostage and ransom our future,” said one climate advocate.

Scandal-Plagued MAGA Candidate Has Even More Wild Secrets: North Carolina congressional candidate Sandy Smith might seem like just another far-right culture warrior. Her past is messier than that.

‘Dark Day for Trans Youth’ as Florida Moves to Ban Gender-Affirming Care for Minors: “I cry for Florida’s trans youth. This was a sham hearing with fake experts,” said one activist.

# Medical / Health
Curcumin Prodrug Shows Promise as Cancer Treatment Without Toxic Side Effects: Curcumin, the biologically active compound found in turmeric, has shown lots of promise in clinical cancer research. A new study from Kyoto University adds more evidence that supports its use in clinical-care settings.

Human insulin saga: Anomalous, successful 40-year history of the first genetically-modified medicine underscores how regulators can scuttle innovation

# Science
Why fuzzy definitions are a problem in the social sciences: Social sciences research is plagued by murky definitions and measurements. Here’s why that matters.

# Veterans / VA
VA grant opportunities will expand landlord, tenant incentives to combat veteran homelessness: Three grant opportunities offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs will expand services and incentives already provided by the agency including one that encourages landlords to rent residences to veterans

# Water
Virginia uses treated wastewater to shore up a drinking water aquifer: A crucial aquifer is running low, so officials are pumping in treated sewage. In the case of coastal Virginia, the goal is to stabilize groundwater to address two increasingly urgent problems. First, underground water depletion has led the ground to slowly sink and collapse in some places.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-10-28

Voices, The Peoples News

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

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A Message from Jeffrey St. Clair:
I have been writing about wars for nearly three decades now, even when
I’d rather be writing about cerulean warblers or the geology of the Snake
River canyon. New wars keep coming, regardless of who controls Congress
or the White House, and the old ones don’t end. Not really: Iraq,
Afghanistan, Somalia, Serbia, Libya, Palestine, and now Ukraine.
History keeps getting recycled, only more gruesomely.
We can’t move on, we must move on.
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# Indigenous
Drilling down on water access as drought becomes the ‘new normal’: Navajo Nation’s chief hydrologist weaves scientific knowledge with Diné cultural values to address clean water issues across the reservation. Crystal Tulley-Cordova’s job is addressing one of the most pressing needs of the Navajo Nation: access to clean water.

Treaty-less tribes struggle to have their rights recognized: A five-year fight over a few dozen clams in Washington highlights the inconsistent rights of Indigenous tribes.

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
COVID-19 Origins: Investigating a “Complex and Grave Situation” Inside a Wuhan Lab: The Wuhan lab at the center of suspicions about the pandemic’s onset was far more troubled than known, documents unearthed by a Senate team reveal. Tracing the evidence, Vanity Fair and ProPublica give the clearest view yet of a biocomplex in crisis.

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
Six Republican-led states are suing the Biden administration in an effort to halt its plan to forgive student loan debt for tens of millions of Americans, accusing it of overstepping its executive powers.

The Economy Is Still Robust: Will the Fed take that health as a cue to keep strangling it? The third-quarter numbers on economic growth, released yesterday by the Commerce Department, contained some surprisingly good news. But the good news is bad news, in that it will likely reinforce the Fed’s resolve to hike interest rates by another three quarters of a point when our central bankers meet again next week. This will be the fifth such rate hike.

Another Fed jumbo rate hike is expected next week and then life gets difficult for Powell: Economists widely expect the Federal Reserve to approve the fourth straight jumbo interest rate rise at its meeting next week. The three quarters of one percentage point hike would bring the central bank’s benchmark rate up to a level of 3.75%- 4%.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical
“This Is What Price-Gouging Looks Like”: Exxon Profits Break All-Time Records: Exxon has posted third-quarter profits of $19.7 billion, the highest ever posted by an international oil company.

Ro Khanna Unveils Bill to Ban US Gas Exports as Big Oil Rakes in Record Profits: The California Democrat’s bill would temporarily bar U.S. gas exports when prices at the pump are high—like they are right now.

Historic Exxon, Chevron Profits Signal ‘All-Out War on American Consumers’: “Instead of providing badly needed relief to consumers, they spent over $32 billion to enrich their wealthy shareholders while forcing American families to foot the bill.”

Special Report: Millions of abandoned oil wells are leaking: The agency believes most of the methane comes from the more than 2 million abandoned wells it estimates were never properly plugged.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Global
European oil giants report ‘obscene’ profits as millions face deadly energy crisis: “We are sleepwalking into a life-or-death winter for so many people, but the government refuses to listen to us.”

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure
‘Worst Possible News’: Scientists Urge Immediate Action as Greenhouse Gas Levels Hit All-Time High
“The brutal truth is here for everyone to see,” said one researcher in response to record CO2, methane, and N2O atmospheric concentrations. “Far from emissions being brought under control, they are actually accelerating.”

# Environment / Climate / Global
Data Reveals Major Africa Pipeline as Climate Killer: EACOP “promises to worsen the climate crisis, waste billions of dollars that could be used for good, [and] bring mayhem to human settlements and wildlife along the pipeline’s path,” said one climate expert.

# General Information / Other News
“Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America’s Heartland” explores the lives and attitudes of white voters suffering personally from the severe consequences of their states’ refusal to take advantage of benefits under the Affordable Care Act, limit access to guns or fund education.

“Dog Whistle Politics: Strategic Racism, Fake Populism, and the Dividing of America” explains how politicians from Reconstruction to Nixon, Reagan and Trump have convinced white Americans to vote against their own interests.

# Gov / Politics / Global
Russia Now Has a Second Front Line Just to Kill Its Deserters: Russian soldier on leaked call said: “If someone runs back, we snuff them out.”

On the Edge of Armageddon? Why Ukraine conflict is dangerously similar to Cuban Missile Crisis: Rising tensions between Washington and Moscow are reminiscent of a crisis from 60 years ago that nearly triggered devastation

# Gov / Politics / US
The U.S. Blunder That Could Hand Putin Victory in Ukraine: Squabbling over whether the U.S. should continue to bankroll Ukraine’s fight against Russia has Putin smelling blood already.

Ralph Nader Throws Support to Democrats Ahead of Midterms But Warns the Party’s Message Is Failing: We speak with political organizer Mark Green and four-time presidential candidate Ralph Nader, co-authors of a new report titled “Crushing the GOP, 2022.” They argue Democrats have the better policies but are not conveying them to a public that is eager to vote for a party that will protect democracy and their pocket books. ​​”This party doesn’t know how to win,” Nader says of Democrats.

GOP May Launch Impeachment Blitz If They Win the House: Marjorie Taylor Green, Ted Cruz and the House Freedom Caucus have identified Biden and his administration as targets.

Poverty Is at Emergency Levels in the U.S. Why Isn’t It a Midterm Election Issue? Issues like raising the minimum wage and expanding health care should be front and center.

DeSantis Is Using “Election Police” to Intimidate Voters With Felony Convictions: Florida voting rights activist Desmond Meade speaks out against the arrests of people on trumped-up voter fraud charges

Why the Most Dangerous Political Movement Since the Civil War Must Be Crushed: “This is an order of magnitude we have never seen before,” Nader concluded, denouncing Republicans. “We have never seen a party literally trying to repress the vote, miscount the vote, purge the vote, intimidate precinct worker volunteers, and steal elections.”

You, Poor Voter, Must Stand Back and Watch as Billionaire Plutocrats Purchase Democracy: Regular people cannot, but the billionaire class can spend as much as their hearts desire to influence election outcomes.

# Law Enforcement
6 Shot Outside Pittsburgh Funeral for Mass Shooting Victim: One victim is said to be in critical condition while five others are expected to survive.

# Legal / DOJ
Trump’s Secret Files At Mar-a-Lago More Dangerous Than We Thought:  “some of the White House documents that Donald Trump improperly took to his Mar-a-Lago residence were clearly marked as classified,” including ones that had the words “top secret” on them. That the materials the ex-president helped himself to weren’t simply stacks of White House stationery or crude drawings

Ordeal Is Not Over for Criminalized Survivor Wendy Howard After Trial Verdict: Abuse survivor Wendy Howard was acquitted of murder, but the prosecutor may decide to bring her to trial again.

Dallas-Houston bullet train developer vows project is on track, but state officials lack confidence: A lawyer is threatening to take legal action on behalf of 100 Texas property owners who are at risk of having their land being seized to make way for a high-speed rail line from developer Texas Central. Patrick McShan, the lawyer representing property owners, said if the company does not provide more details, he’s prepared to ask a judge to depose the company.

# Medical / Health
A Texas doctor has pleaded guilty to federal charges in relation to Medicare fraud. According to court documents, the doctor billed Medicare for more than $54 million worth of services, which included tests that preyed on older adults’ cancer fears. A federal jury found a Texas rheumatologist guilty today for his role in a $325 million health care fraud scheme in which he falsely diagnosed patients with life-long diseases and treated them with toxic medications on the basis of that false diagnosis.

# Military / DOD
Commander Bans Army-Issued Warm, Comfy Fleece Jacket as Winter Approaches: A battalion commander is forbidding soldiers under his command from wearing their Army-issued fleece jackets while on a rotation in South Korea.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-10-27

Voices, The Peoples News

October 27, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Border / Immigration
Texas approves $339 million to keep state Guard troops deployed along border with Mexico: Gov. Greg Abbott and four top state lawmakers approved $339 million to keep thousands of Texas National Guard troops deployed to the state’s border with Mexico.

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
The Fed Likes to Tout Its Independence. So Why Are Big Banks Lobbying It? Unlike Trump, Biden vowed to “respect the Fed’s independence,” even as bank lobbyists continue to swarm it.

A Debt Ceiling Showdown in Congress Could Send Us Economy Into Tailspin: Democrats are under pressure to raise the federal debt limit before a likely loss of control in Congress next year to prevent a potential showdown with Republicans.

Privatizing Social Security: The Troubling Trade-Offs: Proponents of privatization see three main arguments, in addition to ideological advantages, for moving toward a private retirement system:
*It can lift the rate of return workers obtain on their retirement contributions;
*It can boost national saving and future economic growth;
*It has practical political advantages in comparison with a Social Security rescue plan based on higher payroll taxes and a bigger accumulation of Social Security reserves.

Biden slips and exposes the truth about the inflation reduction act: Reduction Act does not reduce inflation, voters’ top concern and was never intended to do so.

Democrats Increasingly Worry About The Federal Reserve Crushing The Economy: Did you know that the U.S. government’s most powerful economic tool has been working at nearly full blast to slow down the economy for most of the year?

Federal lobbying topped $3 billion through third quarter for the first time ever: Federal lobbyists raked in $3 billion through the third quarter of 2022, putting the year on track to set a new record year for lobbying spending.

Republican Attorneys General Association pouring millions into state super PACs targeting Democratic incumbents

Wall Street Shrugs Off Biden and Reaffirms Commitment to Saudi Monarchy: Even as President Biden questions the U.S, Saudi alliance, big banks in the U.S. are cozying up to the crown prince.

# Education / Schools
All 15 seats of the State Board of Education are up for grabs this November, and the often ignored races have gained greater spotlight after a conservative shift erupted in local school board races in suburbs across the state amid culture wars over books, pandemic precautions and how history is taught in the classroom.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical
Big oil companies are selling their wells. Some worry taxpayers will pay to clean them up: “The overall industry is being assaulted right now through policy changes at the state and federal level. That’s the story writ large. The industry is dying.”

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure
Wrong trend for right whales amid ‘devastating’ population decline: A newly released estimate suggests that only 340 critically endangered North Atlantic right whales remained as of 2021, a 2.3% decline from 2020, when the population numbered around 348. The population of critically endangered North Atlantic right whales continues to dwindle, sparking concerns that the species might be creeping closer to extinction.

# Environment / Climate / Global
In the western Amazon, oil blocks eat away at Indigenous lands, protected areas: A total of 1,647 Indigenous territories and 52 protected areas are affected by encroaching oil lots in Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru, some of them subsumed entirely within concessions. In some cases, prevailing laws provide loopholes for oil activity in ostensibly protected areas, often on the nebulous basis of ‘national interests.’

# Foodie Tips, Tricks and How To’s
9 Money-Saving Hacks From The Past To Cut Food Costs During Inflation: The rising prices of groceries is no joke. These tactics from the Great Depression and World War II rationing make sense today.

# Gov / Politics / Global
The Larger Geopolitical Shift Behind Iran’s Drone Sales to Russia: The partnership is an indication of major changes, as emerging states leverage digital technology and sophisticated weaponry to compete for influence and power.

# Gov / Politics / US
Ron DeSantis’ Old Law Firm Received Millions in State Funds: One beneficiary of the Ron DeSantis administration has been Ron DeSantis’ former employer.

Bizarre Republican Ad Blames Biden for Anti-Asian Violence Incited by Trump: A new attack ad blames Joe Biden for the spike in Covid-era violence against Asian Americans that community leaders say Donald Trump fueled.

Republicans Hammer Biden on Inflation as He Heralds Economic Recovery: Administration officials point to data showing that the labor market is recovering and consumer confidence is rising

Republican policies are killing Americans: “If we don’t have the proper regulations in place to protect people, then what happens is that they could be exploited.”

For the First Time, LGBTQ Candidates Are on the Ballot in All 50 States: There are 678 LGBTQ candidates across the country who are on the ballot in the general election.

# Law Enforcement
New Texas law allowing people to carry handguns without permits stirs mix of fear, concern among law enforcement
Starting Sept. 1, most Texans will be able to carry handguns in public without going through training or having to get permits. Law enforcement officers worry that could make their jobs more dangerous.

Murderer Behind Notorious Cold Case Possible Serial Killer: The convicted criminal is now at the center of another murder in central Florida, and at least one case in Tennessee.
Samuel Little
Victims: 60 confirmed, 93 claimed and suspected
Span of crimes: 1970–2005 (confirmed) 1960–2012 (possible)
Country: United States
State(s): California, Texas, and Ohio (convicted) 16 others (accused)

# Legal / DOJ
Three more men were convicted on terrorism and gang charges of terrorism over the foiled plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The men were founding members of a far-right paramilitary group, who wanted to trigger a civil war or “boogaloo.”

Strip Club Death Trial Delayed by Lawyer Dying in Same Club: The second death at Shotgun Willie’s in Colorado was called “kind of weird” by the attorney’s co-counsel.

Judge May Unseal Documents Showing Trump’s Attempts to Block Aide Testimonies: The secret court documents reportedly detail efforts to stop testimony on Trump’s role in the events of January 6.

# Military / Global
Ukrainian forces push back on Russian troops in Kherson, an area of Ukraine that Putin claims to have annexed. Russian officials have forced tens of thousands of residents to evacuate as fighting intensifies and crucial infrastructure in the area gets damaged, AP reports.

# Social
National Guard Sent to Support Overwhelmed Homeless Shelters: The move comes after occupancy levels hit a depressing record this month.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-10-26

Voices, The Peoples News

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

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# Border / Immigration
ICE agents apprehend illegal foreign nationals with multiple DWI convictions, criminal histories:  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have arrested several individuals in the Houston and Harlingen field offices as part of an immigration enforcement operation called “Operation Secure Streets.”

# Chemicals
Fighting a chemical giant: cases mounting against PCB manufacturer Monsanto: Could a series of lawsuits against the PCB manufacturer Monsanto in Washington state help plaintiffs here win a similar case?

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
New York Supreme Court reinstates all employees fired for being unvaccinated, orders back pay: State Supreme Court found that being vaccinated ‘does not’ stop the spread of COVID-19

‘The CDC should not be treating kids in low-income households as lab experiments’ – SC attorney general joins other attorneys general opposing CDC’s COVID-19 vaccine for kids : “The COVID-19 vaccine does not provide the same protection against life-threatening illnesses. Instead, it could put more kids at risk instead of protecting them, which is the purpose of the VCF,” wrote the attorneys general in the letter. “The CDC should not be treating kids in low-income households as lab experiments. Nor should pharmaceutical companies be allowed to use low-income families as cash cows.”

# Economy / Finance / Trade
Wall Street ‘pandemic boom’ ends, sending impact to New York’s state budget: Wall Street continues to make money, but a report released Tuesday by New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s found that the “pandemic boom” investment firms have enjoyed for the last couple of years is officially over

# Employment / Labor
Facing Child Labor Scandal, Hyundai Asks Biden for Subsidies: The United Auto Workers say dropping two implicated suppliers won’t solve problems with temp staffing agencies and exploitative contractors.

How solidarity helps workers through life’s struggles: Labor unions are also stepping up to help workers manage stress and the threats to mental health that they encounter on and off the job.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical
Native Americans, white farmers join forces to oppose Summit carbon capture pipeline: An NBC News investigation finds an unlikely alliance forming in the Dakotas between Native American Organizers and white farmers who are teaming up in an effort to block a proposed carbon pipeline. The project would be the largest of its type, spanning five years, and expected to cost nearly five billion dollars.

Ohio solar project killed due to local government opposition: A solar power project in Allen and Auglaize counties has been killed by state officials due to opposition from local governments, even though the application for the project was filed before a new Ohio law was put in place giving county governments the ability to nix such projects.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Global
Canada moving closer to funding Ring of Fire mining roads: An internal briefing document obtained by The Narwhal shows that Ottawa has flagged Ring of Fire development as a possible ‘priority

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure
California forecast: More drought after driest three years on record: California is about to enter its wet season, when hopes are high for replenishing lowland rains and mountain snows after its three driest years

# Environment / Climate / Global
Climate activists are waging a new kind of legal fight: In the face of bigger wildfires, deadlier floods, and more extreme weather, plaintiffs around the world are taking up a new tactic: suing for the damage climate change has already wrought.

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Other
Agriculture researcher predicts ‘perfect storm’ for high grocery prices nationwide: The cost of farming will remain volatile next year, and high grocery prices with it, according to a University of Missouri research associate for the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute

# General Recalls / Alerts
Unilever recalls dry shampoo products in U.S. and Canada: Dove, TRESemmé and Suave are a few of the brands included in Unilever’s latest voluntary recall due to possible exposure to the cancer-causing chemical

# General Information / Other News
Trump’s Ties to Falwells’ Creepy Pool Boy Sex Saga Revealed: The Hulu doc “God Forbid,” out Nov. 1, examines Team Trump’s role in the sex scandal involving pool boy Giancarlo Granda that brought down evangelical kingmaker Jerry Falwell Jr.

“The Lions’ Den, Other Palestinian Groups are Endless Headache for Israel, PA.” Though Israeli military commanders continue to undermine the power of the newly formed group, they seem to have no clear idea regarding its roots, influence and future impact.

# Gov / Politics / Global
Now Putin’s Sending Prison Rape Victims to Die on Front Line: The desperate trawl for Ukraine war recruits in Russian prisons began with murderers and robbers. Now they are sending abused and raped prisoners to their deaths.

The Kremlin’s tectonic shift. The elites used to need the Russian president. Now he needs them: The longer the conflict rages and the more resources the Russian regime throws into the furnace of war, the more isolated Putin may become in his bid for nuclear escalation.

The nuclear rhetoric between Russia and Ukraine has increased, with each side claiming the other is preparing for a radiological attack using what is called a “dirty bomb”.  Dirty bombs are not nuclear weapons but are conventional laced with radioactive material to spread contamination over an area. The DEFCON Warning System has noted an increase in activity on both sides, indicating that public statements are not in line with what everyone believes. Intelligence experts have commented that, while the odds of nuclear use in the Ukraine theatre are low, the odds are increasing. Actions by both Western States and Russia indicate heightened alerts with regard to possible nuclear attack.

# Gov / Politics / US
After suspending political donations post-insurrection, AT&T and Valero fund election-deniers in the midterms
AT&T and Valero were among a handful of political action committees that donated to candidates this cycle who have denied the legitimacy of the 2020 election results.

Democratic Super PAC ads focus on Social Security in final stretch: Spending aims at Republican candidates in Arizona, North Carolina: In the Arizona cut, the narrator asks what nominee Blake Masters’ plan is “while we’re struggling just to stay afloat.” “Maybe we should privatize Social Security, right?” Masters says in a grainy video. “We’ve got to cut the knot at some point.”

Stop Projecting America’s Democratic Decline Onto the World. Washington’s institutions are faring far worse than those of its peers. Many see parallels between the United States’ struggles and those of other countries, from the Philippines and India to Hungary and Brazil, which faces a high-stakes presidential runoff election this month that has drawn comparisons to the 2020 U.S. race between then-candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

2022 election: Water regulation and spending punctuate state and local ballots: Groundwater regulation, legal rights to clean water, and spending measures highlight this election cycle.

“Congress has secured over $60 billion in security, economic, humanitarian and budget assistance for Ukraine, including 12 and a third billion just weeks ago. And more will be on the way when we pass our omnibus funding bill this fall.”  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Tuesday vowed that Congress would include more assistance for Ukraine as part of the annual government funding bill.

# Law Enforcement
Cops Took Away School Shooter’s Gun Months Before Attack: Police are currently investigating how the semi-automatic weapon found its way back into Orlando Harris’ hands.

“Systemic failures” in Uvalde shooting went far beyond local police, Texas House report details
In total, 376 law enforcement officers descended upon the school, according to the most extensive account of the shooting to date. It says that better-equipped departments should have stepped up to fill a leadership void after the Uvalde schools police chief failed to take charge.

Cardboard Box Tycoons Are Bankrolling Election Denial: The founders of shipping supplier Uline are funding anti-democracy causes and far right candidates around the U.S.

# Legal / DOJ
Mark Meadows Ordered to Testify in Georgia Election Case: Meadows, former President Trump’s chief of staff, is seen as a key proponent of Trump’s efforts to stay in office after losing the 2020 election.

The Supreme Court Is Headed for a Self-Imposed Voting Caseload Disaster: On Dec. 7, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Moore v. Harper, a radical case on the fate of the so-called “independent state legislature” theory which could end the ability of state courts to interpret their own state’s election laws as applied to federal elections, thereby closing their doors to a wide swath of voting rights suits.

# Medical / Health
NIH-funded studies show damaging effects of vaping, smoking on blood vessels: Long-term use of electronic cigarettes, or vaping products, can significantly impair the function of the body’s blood vessels, increasing the risk for cardiovascular disease. Additionally, the use of both e-cigarettes and regular cigarettes may cause an even greater risk than the use of either of these products alone.

Inside a bus, East Texans get the health care they can’t afford or find anywhere else: Access to health care is limited in rural Texas. The mobile clinic operated by Beaumont-based TAN Healthcare aims to close that gap.

Father of Infant Hospitalized for RSV Warns Other Parents: ‘Don’t Wait’ to Seek Help: A common respiratory virus, known as RSV, has been spreading at unusually high levels nationwide. At Texas Children’s Hospital, doctors are seeing an unusual surge in patients, with more than 40 children being hospitalized with the virus, including 10 in the ICU.

Older Adults are at High Risk for Severe RSV Infection: Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is a common virus that affects the lungs and breathing passages.
• Older adults, especially those 65 years and older
• Adults with chronic heart or lung disease
• Adults with weakened immune systems
Each year an estimated 177,000 older adults are hospitalized and 14,000 of them die in the United States due to RSV infection.

$38,398 for a Single Shot of a Very Old Cancer Drug: Lupron, a drug patented half a century ago, treats advanced prostate cancer. It’s sold to physicians for $260 in the U.K. and administered at no charge. Why are U.S. hospitals, which may pay nearly as little for the drug, charging so much more to administer it?

Lawsuit Expands To Challenge All Of ACA’s Preventive Care Coverage: Plaintiffs in Kelley v. Becerra filed a motion asking U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor to set aside all requirements under the Affordable Care Act that force insurers to fully cover preventive care like cancer screenings. O’Connor previously ruled in their favor when the cases challenged HIV preventive medication.

Physicians Brace For Medicare Cuts, Will Ask Congress For Help: Radiologists, nuclear medicine specialists and vascular surgeons are bracing to see if they’ll take the worst of Medicare physician payment cuts next year

States Brace For Medicaid Spending Surge: States could start the new year grappling with a surge in Medicaid spending to accompany supply chain pressures, workforce shortages and the effects of inflation.

A Trump Era Health Care Rule Is Breaking The Law, And Harming Patients: Among Americans who take prescription drugs, a quarter struggle to afford their medication. For those who are in poor health or have low incomes, the portion is even higher.

The crisis pregnancy center next door: How taxpayer money intended for poor families is funding a growing anti-abortion movement

# Space / UFO Disclosure / Other
NASA’s new instrument spots giant methane emissions from space: It’s worse than anything we imagined, but there’s a silver lining: these emissions can be addressed relatively fast.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-10-25

Voices, The Peoples News

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

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# Border / Immigration
Abbott, sheriffs address fentanyl crisis stemming from southern border:
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott met with scores of law enforcement officers in Corpus Christi to discuss measures being taken to secure the border and combat the fentanyl crisis

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
Severe Reactions Minutes After COVID Vaccination Usually Written Off as Coincidental

COVID-19 Vaccine-associated Anaphylaxis and Allergic : However, anaphylactic reactions are potentially life-threatening and can occur immediately, usually within minutes, after exposure to a vaccine. Confirmed allergic reactions to vaccines may be caused by residual non-human protein, preservatives, or stabilizers in the vaccine formulation (also known as excipients).

CDC Advisory Panel Recommends Adding COVID Shots to Child Vaccination Schedule Without FDA License for Use in Children Under 12: States Mandate Vaccines, Not the CDC. Neither the recommendation by the ACIP nor whatever decision the CDC ultimately takes regarding adding COVID vaccine to the recommended childhood vaccine schedule would require that students receive COVID shots before enrolling in school.

# Education / Schools
With months still to go, 2022 has already seen a record number of school shootings: On Oct. 24, while a teenage gunman was pleading guilty for a deadly school incident in Michigan, another school shooting was taking place in St. Louis.

# Employment / Labor
It’s a Clean Sweep. Pete Dolack: Not one country guarantees workers’ rights.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure
Garbage dumps across the US could be turned into solar farms: Toxic landfills are emblems of environmental injustice across the US. Clean energy can remake them.

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Other
Researchers call for action on lead-contaminated meat due to EHN reporting: The reporting showed this lack of oversight could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals each year, with fetuses, children and pregnant people most at risk.

West Tennessee farmers struggle to get crops to market as drought drains Mississippi River: Historically-low water levels on the Mississippi River mean West Tennessee farmers can’t get crops to market, while barges run aground.

# General Information / Other News
Ukraine’s nuclear energy operator says Russian forces have performed secret work at Europe’s largest nuclear power plant.

Ukraine nuclear workers recount abuse, threats from Russians: Six Russian soldiers broke down his door and opened fire, which he returned. Wounded in the hand, thigh, ear and stomach, Shvets began to lose consciousness. Before he did, he heard the commander of the group tell his men to cease fire and call an ambulance.

# Gov / Politics / Global
Putin’s War Has Its First Victim in a New Country: The trail of misery from the invasion of Ukraine now stretches into Moldova, where a Putin critic has been jailed for years just for criticizing the war.

Death of Another Journalist: Arshad Sharif Assassinated: Arshad Sharif, 50, left Pakistan in July to avoid arrest over criticizing the South Asian country’s powerful military. He was also a critic of the government of Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, who has repeatedly said he believes in freedom of the media.

# Gov / Politics / US
During an appearance on ABC’s “The View” on Monday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz refused to acknowledge President Joe Biden had been legitimately elected despite there being no widespread evidence of electoral fraud in the 2020 election. On the show, the Texas Republican repeatedly redirected attention to Democrats who had previously bemoaned their own electoral losses.

Inside a QAnon Kingpin’s Plan to Clinch 2024 for Trump: Juan O. Savin runs a coalition of candidates who could control future elections. He promotes a “Fallujah”-like attack on D.C: Then he set off on a meandering narrative about election fraud, his plan to wage a “Fallujah”-like navy operation on D.C., and his claims to “even have extra Trump Factors than some other residing individual on the planet.” Savin, actual title Wayne Willott, is a longtime conspiracy theorist who rebranded as his present moniker (a QAnon reference) with the rise of the QAnon conspiracy idea. Some followers of the speculation falsely imagine Savin to be JFK Jr.

Kari Lake Is Dangerous Enough to Get Elected President: The Arizona upstart is an election-denying MAGA culture warrior, but without Trump’s baggage or DeSantis’ prickly demeanor. Lake — a 2020 election denier — could easily win the state’s gubernatorial race and threaten its 2024 election processes. And with the talent she’s already displayed even as a political novice, they see her potential to soar to a vice presidential spot or a post-Trump presidential candidacy.

Saudi Arabia sentences U.S. citizen to 16 years in prison for tweets: The Saudi government has sentenced a 72-year-old U.S. citizen to 16 years in prison for tweets he posted while inside the United States, some of which were critical of the Saudi regime. His son, speaking publicly for the first time, alleges that the Saudi government has tortured his father in prison and says that the State Department mishandled the case.

How gender, race, age and voter ID laws affect whether a voter actually casts a ballot: Every citizen has the right to vote. But various characteristics and legal requirements affect how likely any one person is to actually cast a ballot.

Armed Vigilantes, Foreign Hackers Fuel Election Fears: As the midterm elections near, President Joe Biden’s top security officials are bracing for cyber meddling from China and Russia, while local authorities worry about armed intimidation at ballot drop boxes from domestic vigilantes

Support for Political Violence Adds to Growing U.S. Tension: A new report published as a preprint on medRXiv.org from researchers at the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP) reveals alarming trends in attitudes toward violence, including political violence, in the United States. The survey is the first of its kind to explore the participants’ personal willingness to engage in specific political violence scenarios.

The Rise of Political Violence in the United States: This essay describes the history of such forces in the U.S., shares the risk factors for election violence globally and how they are trending in the U.S., and concludes with some potential paths to mitigate the problem.

Biden’s Obsessions With China: Melvin Goodman: Biden’s exaggeration of the threat.

How Tucker Carlson Is Making MAGA World Turn on Each Other: In this episode of The New Abnormal podcast, Tucker Carlson throws fuel on a GOP fire and Dr. Peter Hotez warns that the next COVID wave will be unlike ones we’ve seen before.

# Law Enforcement
Caregiver Charged After 83-Year-Old Found Buried in Garden: Greg Tanner faces five felony charges for using Rebecca Seay’s banking accounts for online gambling during her disappearance.

# Medical / Health
How the threat of ‘taxpayer-funded abortion’ is being used to mobilize conservative religious voters: In the midterms, some religious voters may be motivated by the argument that if abortion is funded with tax dollars, it makes them personally complicit in sin.

Nurse Accused of Killing Patients With Lethal Insulin Doses: Jonathan Hayes, who worked at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has been charged with two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder

# Pharmas / Drugs
Paxlovid May Interact With Common Heart Drugs and Cause Blood Clots, Bleeding, Arrhythmia and Muscle Weakness: Heart disease patients with symptomatic COVID-19 are often treated with nirmatrelvir-ritonavir (Paxlovid) to prevent progression to severe disease; however, it can interact with some previously prescribed medications. A review paper published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology examines the potential drug-drug interactions (DDIs) between Paxlovid and commonly used cardiovascular medications, as well as potential options to mitigate severe adverse effects.

# Technology / Medical
Neurotechnologies for Human Cognitive Augmentation: Current State of the Art and Future Prospects

How Can the Use of Human Enhancement (HE) Technologies in the Military Be Ethically Assessed? [PDF]

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-10-24

Voices, The Peoples News

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

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# Indigenous
For the Houma People, Displacement Looms With Every Storm: The Houma, an Indigenous tribe, has seen much of its Gulf Coast community washed away by rising sea levels and dangerous storms. Its leaders say the tribe’s lack of federal recognition makes it harder to keep rebuilding.

# Border / Immigration
‘School Choice’—Taxpayers Shouldn’t Foot the Bill for Illegal Immigrants: Border Patrol agents and other law enforcement officers encountered roughly 2.5 million illegal aliens in the fiscal year that just ended September 30 — shattering the previous record of 1.7 million set last year. That number will only grow if one supposedly conservative group gets its way.

# Chemicals
12,000 fentanyl pills found packaged in candy at LAX TSA checkpoint: Authorities are encouraging parents to double-check their children’s Halloween candy following a massive fentanyl bust at Los Angeles International Airport. Authorities on Wednesday seized approximately 12,000 suspected fentanyl pills that were found disguised in several popular Halloween candy brands at the California airport.

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
Pfizer Plans 400% Price Increase for mRNA COVID Jab After CDC Panels Recommend to Include COVID Shots for Children and Adolescents Annual Immunization Schedule

Judge Orders Fauci, Psaki, FBI Top Official Be Deposed in Big Tech Censorship Case on the Covid-19 Info: A team of three researchers concluded that Sars-CoV-2 was a genetically modified virus, after comparing its structure to that of “wild”and laboratory-borne equivalents. The attorneys general for Missouri and Louisiana have accused the Biden administration of “colluding to suppress freedom of speech” with major tech companies and first filed in May. The duo has specifically alleged Big Tech and the Biden administration worked to suppress speech about COVID-19, election integrity, and other matters unfairly.

Red-hot controversy over risky COVID research: Researchers who inserted a gene from the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 into another strain of the virus have triggered a fierce controversy over what constitutes perilous COVID-19 research. The team at Boston University, Massachusetts, was trying to understand why Omicron causes mild disease. But the experiments have sparked a debate

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Global
U.S. Execs Head to ‘Davos in the Desert’ Despite Biden’s Ire: Business moguls are attending the Saudi business conference even after the president threatened the kingdom with “consequences.” The Future Investment Initiative, also known as “Davos in the Desert,” will play host to American business magnates when it opens in Riyadh on Tuesday.

MBS head to head with Biden, US officials not invited to Davos: The CEO of the organizing party of the Future Investment Initiative (FII) also known as Davos in the Desert announced no US officials were invited to the event so as not to turn it into a “political platform.”

# Education / Schools
Florida Puts Raging MAGA Moms on Book-Banning Council: Florida’s Education Department has quietly selected right-wingers for a book-banning council that’ll re-train public school librarians.

Three dead, including shooter, in St Louis school mass attack as students describe gunman’s chilling words.
Officials say gunman was ‘quickly stopped’ by police at secondary school

# Employment / Labor
After 2 Nurses Killed In Dallas Hospital, Worker Safety Again In Spotlight: Two employees in the mother/baby unit at Methodist Dallas Medical Center were shot and killed Saturday, reports say. A 30-year-old man out on parole has been charged in the slayings. He’d been given permission to attend the birth of his child.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical
Colorado mountain residents fed up with mining mess win fight to keep rivers clean

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Global
Protected bike lanes can help cities cut emissions. Bogota’s $130 million investment proves it: It’s time for cities to start taking bike lanes seriously as infrastructure.

Saudis Sought Oil Production Cut So Deep It Surprised Even Russia: OPEC+ slashed oil production following a Saudi pressure campaign that experts say aims to hurt Democrats in the midterms.

Explosives-Laden Drone – Undetonated – Found near Nord Stream Pipeline Bomb Blast Site: News media coverage of the recovery of this drone has been forbidden by Swedish authorities.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure
Research reveals magma activity beneath Mount Edgecumbe: Magma beneath long-dormant Mount Edgecumbe volcano in Southeast Alaska has been moving upward through Earth’s crust, according to research the Alaska Volcano Observatory rapidly produced using a new method.

Heartache, anger in Central Washington over drinking-water wells tainted by ‘forever chemicals’: The U.S. Army once practiced putting out simulated aircraft crashes with a firefighting foam made of chemicals that can sicken people if consumed

Only 5% of plastic waste generated by US last year was recycled, report says: Americans discarded 51m tons of plastic in 2021 – of which almost 95% ended up in landfills, oceans or scattered in the atmosphere

The US may have scored a climate victory in Congress, but it will be in the hot seat with other major emitters at UN climate talks: A year of floods, drought and other events linked to global warming have galvanized developing nations to demand redress for their losses. After years of frustration, they will also seek stronger commitments from colossal polluters to slash fossil fuel emissions and avert further damage.

France becomes latest country to leave controversial energy charter treaty: Quitting the ECT, which protects fossil fuel investors from policy changes that might threaten their profits, was ‘coherent’ with Paris climate deal, Macron said

Aerial photos shows the consequences of drought on Colorado River: Photographer Paul Nicklen shows the devastating effects of drought in the United States.

4 of 5 world cities faced ‘significant climate hazards’ in 2022, study finds: “The more cities know about those risks and benefits, and the more they engage citizens in the work they’re doing to confront the climate crisis, the faster they can make progress.”
One-quarter of cities surveyed also expect to see more frequent “high-risk” climate hazards by 2025.

# General Information / Other News
Pro-Trump Rally Rages Over ‘Demonic Satellites,’ McDonald’s: The “ReAwaken America” event was a whole new kind of crazy. [I think T***p finally fell off that mental cliff.]

Trump Is Already Planning Legal Challenges to Pennsylvania Election If Oz Loses: The former president has also urged his allies to find ways to limit mail-in voting in the state. Trump has already held numerous meetings stoking election rigging claims before voting even begins

# Gov / Politics / Global
CCTV Footage Adds to Iran Prison Fire Mystery: Facing international pressure, Iran released video showing how a fire ripped through a jail holding political prisoners. But questions remain.

Kherson Braces For Battle; Russian Strikes Devastate Ukrainian Energy, Water Infrastructure: Moscow’s next target may be a massive dam in Kherson. There has been a notable uptick in the rate at which Russian forces have been attacking civilian infrastructure, including energy facilities and water supplies, after Ukraine’s stunning counteroffensive in Kharkiv Oblast in September.

# Gov / Politics / US
Why Must People With Disabilities Beg And Scratch For Basic Rights? The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: There are around 1 billion people with disability in the world. They are often the poorest of the poor. The stigma and discrimination they suffer are common in all societies.

Mystery Surrounds Company Paying MAGA Candidate’s Salary: Joe Kent, a Trump-backed House contender in Washington state, reported making $122,110.36 from a company that does not appear to exist.
As Donald Trump-backed, alt-right-casual Washington state congressional candidate Joe Kent put it in his public appearance and public filing—he served as “project manager” for a tech start-up called “American Enterprise” last year. Earned $122,110.36 in the form. Solution.” One problem: The company has no records.

Abrams’ Non-Profit Paid Millions to Campaign Chair’s Firm: Allegra Lawrence-Hardy’s law firm received $9.4 million in 2019 and 2020. Fair Fight Action, the non-profit founded by Abrams, paid her close friend and ally’s law firm $9.4 million in 2019 and 2020, with two more years of billing yet to be disclosed.

Democrats Finally Start Talking About the Economy:  For weeks, the Prospect has been warning that Democrats will lose the midterm if they don’t start talking about Republican threats to people’s economic well-being.

# Legal / DOJ
The Jan. 6 committee has officially subpoenaed Trump and is calling on him to testify next month. Rep. Liz Cheney said the Jan. 6 committee won’t let Trump turn his testimony into “a circus”; the New York Times has reported that the former president has privately told aides that he only wants to testify if it’s on live TV.

Thomas Halts Lindsey Graham’s Testimony in Election Probe: Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has until Thursday to convince the nation’s highest court why the South Carolina senator should have to respond to the grand jury.

Ex-Minneapolis Cop Pleads Guilty Over George Floyd’s Murder: J. Alexander Kueng had been set for a joint trial with fellow former officer Tou Thao. J Alexander Kueng to serve 3.5 years in prison to run concurrently with previous sentence he was given in federal trial

Florida Creates Anti-LGBTQ Censorship Council: In the name of “curriculum transparency,” Florida’s Republican-controlled state government has appointed several anti-gay and anti-mask conspiracy theorists to take charge of a new effort at public schools: banning books. This hastily assembled censorship council, tasked with retraining public school librarians to abide by new restrictions, is the latest ploy in Gov. Ron DeSantis’ crusade to upend the state’s education system.

# Medical / Health
Nursing Homes Already On CMS Watchlist Could Face Stiff Penalties: The Biden administration unveiled plans to impose tougher consequences on the worst-performing nursing homes. For the small number already designated as “special focus” facilities, they could lose federal funds if they receive more than one violation citation.

Abortion Bans Create ‘Insurmountable Barriers’ For Incarcerated Women In US: The Prison Policy Initiative found that an average of 58,000 people are pregnant each year when they enter local jails or prisons. In many of the states that already have the highest female state imprisonment rates, they also now have strict abortion laws ban the procedure almost entirely.

# Military / DOD
Elite U.S. unit ready to fight in Ukraine if conflict ‘escalates’ – CBS –America’s 101st Airborne Division, deployed close to the Ukrainian border, would step in if NATO were attacked, its commanders said

# Military / Global
U.S. tax dollars at work: Ukraine bombs civilian targets in Russia – regional governor: The attack destroyed a school, a kindergarten and private houses, he claims. Ukraine has again shelled Russia’s Belgorod Region, the local governor announced on Friday. The attack was deliberately aimed at civilian infrastructure

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-10-23

Voices, The Peoples News

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

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# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
Yes, Scientists Made COVID Deadlier. No, It’s Not Bad: Right-wing outrage at a Boston University COVID experiment misses the point of the whole debate.

# Economy / Finance / Trade
Ukraine: U.S. lawmakers look to lock in a further $50 billion assistance package: Congress has allocated a total of $65 billion in funding to Ukraine. The package being contemplated would be “dramatically larger” than the $12 billion in military and economic aid the US Congress approved last month for Ukraine, NBC News reported on Thursday, citing a lawmaker and congressional aides on condition of anonymity.

The fate of the world economy may depend on what happens to a company most Americans have never heard of:
TSMC is the world’s biggest chipmaker, its chips power everything from cars to iPhones. But US-China tensions, and China’s standoff with Taiwan, could cost the global economy trillions.

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Global
As US and EU make the global economy scream, provincializing Euro-America in the Asian 21st century: As Cold War escalated in the Indian Ocean Region this year, Sri Lanka’s duel US citizen , Finance Minister, Basil Rajapakse, hastily staged a default in April for the first time in its history, enabling the Washington Consensus to make deep inroads into the strategic island’s policy process.

The GOP’s tactics may have changed, but their objectives remain the same:  dismantle Social Security and Medicare as soon as they come into power. If they win in 2022, Republicans are promising the same old cuts to social programs, above all Social Security and Medicare, which they’ve been trying to get at for decades. They’re going to try to force President Biden to agree by threatening a global financial apocalypse. In the words of Roger Daltrey, meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

# Education / Schools
Florida’s New School Rules Aggressively Target Trans Children and Teachers: The Florida State Board of Education has adopted a series of new rules for public and charter schools that deteriorate protections for LGBTQ+ students. Despite opposition from nearly 100 attendees and over 1,000 messages sent to board members, the new mandates passed in a unanimous vote.

# Employment / Labor
Railroad Workers Threaten to Strike and Call for Public Takeover of the Rails: A showdown between organized labor and Wall Street looms over the world of freight trains.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical
New Jersey Joins Other States in Suing Fossil Fuel Industry, Claiming Links to Climate Change: ExxonMobil calls the lawsuit a waste of taxpayers’ money that won’t help curb global warming.

Indigenous Leaders in Texas Target Global Banks to Keep LNG Export Off of Sacred Land at the Port of Brownsville: Since Congress lifted the oil export ban in 2015, three proposed LNG export facilities have fallen victim to the protest. But the war in Ukraine is an impetus for two remaining projects.

The state of New Jersey made waves this week when it sued five oil companies and the American Petroleum Institute, the industry’s most powerful lobbying group, for covering up and misleading the public about climate change.
See also: American Petroleum Institute (API)

White House Quietly Reveals 5-year Plan to Spray Particles in the Sky to Dim the Sun: The plan to dim the sun was tucked neatly away within the thousands of pages of the Consolidated Appropriations Act.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure
Environmentalists Fear a Massive New Plastics Plant Near Pittsburgh Will Worsen Pollution and Stimulate Fracking: The Shell facility opening soon has been granted a permit to emit more volatile organic compounds than the Clairton Coke Works, a notorious polluter

In Texas, a New Study Will Determine Where Extreme Weather Hazards and Environmental Justice Collide

The plastics industry says advanced recycling is a solution to the plastic waste crisis. Environmental groups disagree: The industry says there is a way to help solve the crisis of waste plaguing the oceans, beaches and lands, recycle it, chemically. Chemical recycling typically uses heat or chemical solvents to break down plastics into liquid and gas to produce an oil-like mixture or basic chemicals. Industry leaders say that mixture can be made back into plastic pellets to make new products.

Mississippi River has dropped to record-low levels amid severe drought: The worst drought in at least a decade has caused water levels in the Mississippi River to drop to historic lows, slowing down America’s supply chain.

EPA launches federal civil rights investigation over longstanding Jackson water crisis: The Environmental Protection Agency wrote in a letter Thursday that it is opening a civil rights investigation into the state of Mississippi’s role in the breakdown of Jackson’s water system. The complaint alleges Mississippi has discriminated against the city on the basis of race, and that the state has “deprived” Jackson of federal funds intended for maintaining safe drinking water systems.

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Global
Major UK Supermarket Chain Planning To Sell Bugs As Food To Help Poor People Through Winter: A major supermarket chain in the UK is finalising plans to stock insects on its shelves and market them as a cheap food source for people struggling to afford to feed their families amid soaring inflation and the cost of living crisis

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Other
Why Did 11 Billion Alaskan Snow Crabs Suddenly Disappear? Scientists are still trying to understand the mystery that has shut down a major fishing industry, but they have theories

# General Information / Other News
Trump’s Fundraising PACs Lose $13 Million in Three Months: After the Mar-a-Lago raid, Trump’s mouthpieces suggested there was a fundraising boom for Trump. Turns out, he’s been losing money.

Hunter Biden’s firm took $40M payment from Russian oligarch “to enter the American market”

China gave Biden family $5 million ‘interest free’ ‘forgivable’ loan, Sen. Grassley says

Joe Biden ‘was aware’ and potentially ‘involved’ in son Hunter’s crony business dealings

Trump Plans to Challenge the 2022 Elections, Starting in Philly: The former president is fixated on challenging the results of Pennsylvania’s Senate race, which he views, as one source puts it, as a “dress rehearsal for Trump 2024”

Trump doubles down on threats to sue Pulitzer board at Texas rally: Trump, who has claimed that the papers’ reporting is “totally incorrect,” suggested that he plans to sue the Pulitzer board for defamation.

# Gov / Politics / Global
Russia Rages After Son of Putin Pal Nabbed on U.S. Charges: The global manhunt for a Russian governor’s son over a major money laundering scheme has ended with an arrest in Milan. The Kremlin is now vowing the move won’t go “unanswered.”

Ex-Russian diplomat warns Putin willing to sacrifice 20 million soldiers to win the war with Ukraine: Mr Bondarev, who worked in nuclear disarmament, described the level of Mr Putin’s desperation – saying he is prepared to see more than a tenth of the population killed in the conflict.

# Gov / Politics / US
To Stop An Abortion-Rights Amendment, Conservatives Are Attacking LGBTQ Rights: The politics of abortion aren’t especially ambiguous at this point: Most Americans don’t want a government ban. And while there’s a range of opinion on exactly when it’s OK to restrict access, or under what conditions, most Americans disapprove of the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade in June. A new ad in Michigan tries to exploit confusion and anxiety over gender-affirming care.

Putin is Correct about NATO & Ukraine. U.S. Double Standard Explained:     Declassified U.S. State Department documents prove that MSM and the U.S. government are deceiving the public.

To Boost Turnout, Sanders Says Dems Must Attack ‘Corporate Agenda of the Republicans’: “What Democrats have got to do is contrast their economic plan with the Republicans’,” said Sen. Bernie Sanders. “What are the Republicans talking about? They want to cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.”

Dark Money Groups Have Pumped $1 Billion Into GOP Effort to Retake Senate: The finding comes a month after Senate Republicans tanked a bill that would have required dark money groups to disclose their donors and funding sources.

Armed ‘Poll Watchers’ in Arizona Heighten Alarm Over Right-Wing Voter Intimidation: “This is obviously totally incompatible with liberal democracy and an open society,” said one commentator.

In America, Democracy Can Simply Be Bought by the Billionaires: Citizens United lets billionaires set the terms of debate. “Since Citizens United, just 12 mega-donors, eight of them billionaires, have paid one dollar out of every 13 spent in federal elections.”

# Legal / DOJ
How a conviction in Trump Org’s upcoming trial could bar Trump from federal contracts, even for Secret Service: Conviction could prompt the government to bar the Trump Organization from doing business as a federal contractor, including cutting off the spigot of Trump’s lucrative, and critics say exorbitant, billing of Secret Service agents who stay at his properties while protecting the former president and his family.

Trans Teen, Others Argue Against ‘Deadly’ Arkansas Ban On Gender-Affirming Care: The ACLU is representing a group of transgender minors, their parents and physicians in a lawsuit alleging a constitutional violation.

# Media
Ideology not science, here’s why NBC News’ factually inaccurate reporting on the ‘dangers’ of the weedkiller glyphosate sets a dangerous precedent: When it grossly misrepresents overwhelming evidence in addressing contentious science issues, such as the safety and reliability of our food supply, and passes along harmful disinformation, that’s inexcusable.

# Military / DOD
US Navy should prepare for an invasion of Taiwan as soon as this year, fleet chief says: A top US Navy official said on Wednesday that a mainland Chinese invasion of Taiwan could take place as soon as this year, based partly on comments by Chinese President Xi Jinping at a major political conference in Beijing this week. Asked how the US Navy should respond to Xi’s warning at the 20th party congress about Taiwan separatism, Admiral Michael Gilday, chief of US naval operations, said: “It’s not just what President Xi says, but it’s how the Chinese behave and what they do.

# Water
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday that it is investigating whether Mississippi state agencies discriminated against the state’s majority-Black capital city by refusing to fund improvements for its failing water system.

Heat waves in U.S. rivers are on the rise. Here’s why that’s a problem: In recent years, heat waves in U.S. rivers have gotten more frequent, causing trouble for fish, plants and water quality.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-10-21

Voices, The Peoples News

October 21, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous / Global
Told ‘no’ 37 times, this Indigenous-owned company brought electricity to James Bay anyway: Twenty-five years ago, five First Nations brought power to their remote, underserved communities, defying skepticism, scorn and swampy terrain.

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
Neurological Issues Found In Nearly 1 In 10 Kids Hospitalized With Covid: A team of researchers found 7% of young covid patients hospitalized from covid had neurological issues.

‘Obscene’: Pfizer Expects Their COVID Shot Will Cost $110: Julia Kosgei, policy adviser to the People’s Vaccine Alliance, accused Pfizer of “shamelessly fleecing the public.”

New study blames COVID on NIH. University of North Carolina finds Fauci and Baric’s fingerprints on pandemic bug:
Critics have long questioned why the National Institutes of Health would fund experiments by University of North Carolina professor Ralph Baric to develop a technique for hiding evidence of human tampering in laboratory-created super viruses.

# Economy / Finance / Trade
Elizabeth Warren Condemns All-Trump Court for Ruling Against Consumer Protection Agency: If allowed to stand, the ruling will essentially sideline the agency unless Congress changes how it is funded

# Education / Schools
Texas revamps ‘active-shooter’ drills at K-12 schools: School lockdown drills are designed to prepare students for violent threats. For some students, especially those with special needs, drills can trigger or exacerbate mental health problems. Texas is taking a step toward balancing safety and mental health with regulations around how the drills are conducted.

# Employment / Labor
Want to Know What’s Going On in Our Economy? Talk to Workers. We don’t survey how workers feel about their jobs. We’d learn a lot if we did.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical
U.S. to Hold First Pacific Offshore Wind Sale: This will be the first-ever offshore wind lease sale on America’s west coast and the first-ever U.S. sale to support potential commercial-scale floating offshore wind energy development. This sale is needed to achieve the Biden-Harris administration’s deployment goals of 30 GW of offshore wind energy by 2030 and 15 GW of floating offshore wind energy by 2035.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure
EPA tells South Memphis residents little recourse exists to deal with toxic emissions: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency told South Memphis residents of the hazard risk posed by nearby Sterilization Services of Tennessee.

Bacteria outbreak after Ian tells a scary story about Florida’s broken sewage systems: Spills happen all the time from overloaded plants and pipes, not just after a hurricane.

# General Information / Other News
Murder at Sea: When a grainy video of a grisly mass shooting on the high seas surfaced, one determined detective and a host of NGOs went on a quest for justice. Were it not for 10 minutes and 26 seconds of grainy footage uncovered  in 2014, this violent attack and an earlier one that took the lives of as many as 38 fishermen would likely never have come to light.

What if as a counterbalance to the power elite, there are millions of people worldwide committed to revealing the deeper levels of deception and to empowering us all to open our eyes and do the right thing?

Creating a New Paradigm: “All the darkness of the world cannot put out the light of a single candle.” Together, we are creating a new paradigm on Earth. Yet in order to give meaningful suggestions to further support this, we first need to speak candidly about the old paradigm. It appears that there are factions within the world’s power elite which still desire to exert as much control as possible over the world.

Inside Trumpworld’s Dark Obsession With the GOP Whip Race: A single NRCC email has gotten the attention of Trump’s orbit, and it could be a big problem for NRCC Chairman Tom Emmer.

January 6 Committee Can’t Send Trump His Subpoena Because He Lacks Lawyers Who Can Accept It: Part of the difficulty in identifying the proper lawyer is that Trump has had a hard time hiring and retaining legal counsel as of late. According to some media reports, his problems stem from his not paying lawyers in the past.

It’s Official: Jan. 6 Committee Slaps Trump With Subpoena: Former President Donald Trump was formally hit with a subpoena for testimony and documents by the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol. The nine-member panel issued a letter to Trump’s lawyers saying he must testify, either at the Capitol or by videoconference, “beginning on or about” Nov. 14 and continuing for multiple days if necessary. The letter also outlined a request for a series of corresponding documents, including personal communications between Trump and members of Congress as well as extremist groups.

Trump Kept Super Secret Intel on China and Iran at His Golf Club: Highly classified documents retrieved from Mar-a-Lago contained sensitive info related to two of America’s foreign adversaries.  The insecure storage of the materials could also open up the United States to retaliation by states targeted in the operations.

Trump Warns Pence and Other Cabinet Members It Would Be ‘Very Disloyal’ to Run Against Him: Donald Trump warned members of his former administration that it would be “very disloyal” for any of them to run against him in 2024.

# Gov / Politics / Global
EXPOSED: Before Ukraine blew up Kerch Bridge, British spies plotted it  – The secret British intelligence plot to blow up Crimea’s Kerch Bridge is revealed in internal documents and correspondence obtained exclusively by The Grayzone.

A Russian defense advisor accidentally revealed on air that the Kremlin is using Iranian drones to attack Ukraine, “We all know the drones are Iranian, but the government has not admitted to it,” Ruslan Pukhov said on a hot mic.

Kim Jong Un’s Batsh*t Threats Just Got a Lot Scarier: The real danger isn’t North Korea’s nuclear weapons.

# Gov / Politics / US
It’s Time To Cut Zelensky and Ing-wen From the US Dole: Not only is the American taxpayer supporting much of the Ukrainian military, it is also supporting the Ukrainian government. The same working class Americans who were deemed “nonessential” in 2020, who saw their businesses shuttered and burned downl now have to pay entitlement programs both at home and in Ukraine.

Time Is Running Out for Democrats to Combat GOP Threat to Social Security and Medicare: House Democrats urge Pelosi and Schumer to permanently undo the threat posed by the debt limit. Democratic leaders are facing growing pressure from progressives and rank-and-file lawmakers to head off the GOP ploy by significantly raising or eliminating the arbitrary federal borrowing limit.

Penn. County Accused of Breaching Voting System Yet Again: The state’s top election official said Fulton County violated an injunction by allowing a forensics company to look at its voting machines.

Sensitive voting system passwords posted online. Copies of confidential voting software available for download. Ballot-counting machines inspected by people not supposed to have access. The list of suspected security breaches at local election offices since the 2020 election keeps growing, with investigations underway in at least three states, Colorado, Georgia and Michigan.

# Law Enforcement
Flynn Group Recruiting Cops, Vets to Stand at Election Sites: Despite its nonpartisan claims, One More Mission is funded by a group led by some of the most prominent pro-Trump election deniers in the country.

Police Chief Arrested After Overdose Death Close to Home: One of his girlfriend’s brothers died after overdosing, while another was discovered in “respiratory distress” but was revived with Narcan.

# Legal / DOJ
She Was Burned Alive, and Testified in Her Own Murder Trial: There are abusers, there are killers, after which there are heinous monsters like Michael Slager, who on Aug. 2, 2015, set his girlfriend, 31-year-old Judy Malinowski, on fireplace. The resident of Franklin County, Ohio suffered burns on greater than 95 p.c of her physique and but, astonishingly, survived.

Lindsey Graham Must Testify in Georgia Grand Jury Probe of Trump Election Meddling

The GOP Voter Suppression Machine Has a New Target: Trans People: Between voter ID laws and state rules about trans IDs, Republicans have made it a nightmare to be trans and vote

# Medical / Health
CDC Vaccine Advisers Vote To Add Covid Shot To Pediatric Schedule: The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices unanimously voted in favor of including the covid vaccine on the list of routine immunizations that doctors follow when recommending vaccinations and that schools consult when setting requirements.

ACA Is MIA From Campaign Fights For First Time In More Than A Decade: The Affordable Care Act, a trigger point in political campaigns for more than a decade, has been conspicuously absent from debates and campaign rhetoric this year.

Secret files suggest chemical giant feared weedkiller’s link to Parkinson’s disease: Cache of documents seen by Guardian detail effort to refute scientific research into paraquat and derail nomination of key EPA adviser

Health Insurance Whistleblower: Medicare Advantage Is “Heist” by Private Firms to Defraud the Public
Many of the nation’s largest health insurance companies have made billions of dollars in profits by overbilling the U.S.

A common respiratory virus is spreading at unusually high levels, overwhelming children’s hospitals. Here’s what parents need to know

# Military / Global
The Kremlin’s Missile Strikes Had No Strategic Aim: Now the apathetic Russian majority has to expend more and more energy to ignore what is happening. What Does Russia Hope to Achieve by Bombing Ukrainian Cities?
The bombings look like an attempt by the Russian establishment to convince itself and others that Russia still has enough determination and resources to regain the military initiative.

# Science
Science Has a Communication Problem, and a Connection Problem: Scientists face barriers when trying to effectively communicate their work. How can they make sure the public understands, and doesn’t misinterpret, important research?
The public needs to see scientists as people, rather than simply sources of information. What barriers stand in the way?

# Social
Black Voters Mobilize for Midterms Amid GOP-Led Voter Suppression: The “Arc of Voter Justice” bus tour is visiting 26 cities to increase Black voter turnout at critical midterm elections. “African American voters are key to all these races,” says Arnwine. “They’re going to vote what’s in the best interests not only of their community, but the entire nation.” Crenshaw says she is handing out banned books and education to voters because “when racism is unspeakable, then democracy, a full multiracial democracy, is unachievable.”

# Water
EPA opens civil right probe of Mississippi after Jackson water crisis: The agency will also investigate whether the two state departments have procedural safeguards in place to prevent discrimination

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-10-20

Voices, The Peoples News

October 20, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Chemicals
The U.S. Never Banned Asbestos. These Workers Are Paying the Price: As other countries outlawed asbestos, workers in a New York plant were “swimming” in it. Now, in a fight against the chemical industry, the United States may finally ban the potent carcinogen. But help may come too late.

# Economy / Finance / Trade
Republicans Are Coming for Your Social Security and Medicare: Whatever choice they make, Democrats would be well advised to defuse the debt ceiling forever, before this session of Congress ends. So long as it exists, there is a live chance that Republicans will use it to do something appalling or insane. All four GOP representatives running to head the House Budget Committee have promised that they are going to take the debt ceiling hostage to get big cuts. “Our main focus has got to be on nondiscretionary, it’s got to be on entitlements,” said Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA).

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical
How Oil Lobbyists Use a Rigged System to Hamstring Biden’s Climate Agenda
The oil lobby is undermining climate action and stand to benefit from the largest oil and gas lease sale to date.

President Biden announced the release of another 15 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Wednesday, before denying that it’s a desperate ploy to drive down gas prices temporarily right before next month’s midterm elections.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure
EPA calls out environmental racism in Louisiana’s Cancer Alley: In a “remarkable” letter, the EPA accused Louisiana regulators of neglecting Black residents’ concerns about toxic air pollution and urged the state to move kids out of a school where monitors found extreme levels of a cancer-causing chemical.

Environmental racism is poisoning America’s waters: Thousands of people in U.S. cities have been left without access to clean water. Communities say institutional racism is to blame.

# Environment / Climate / Global
How the beef industry conceals its destruction of the Amazon rainforest: The beef  industry is flattening the Amazon, even when companies tell you it’s not. Between August 1, 2018, and July 31, 2021, more than 34,000 square km (8.4 million acres) disappeared from the Brazilian Amazon. That’s an area larger than the nation of Belgium, and a 52 percent increase compared to the previous three years. It doesn’t add up. Assuming satellites don’t lie, someone is hiding deforestation.

# Gov / Politics / Global
Inside the Aggressive Legal War to Shield the Founder of Russia’s Wagner Group: Hacked emails from a Russian law firm reveal Yevgeny Prigozhin’s approach to fighting sanctions, and journalists.

Shadow Government in Putin’s Own Backyard Plots Against Him: The rivals of Putin’s most trusted neighbor are pursuing an alliance aimed at hampering Russia’s designs on the West.

Liz Truss Resigns, Becoming U.K.’s Shortest-Serving Prime Minister

The Ukraine situation continues to be concerning with Russian losses mounting and Russia poised to lose even more captured territory.  Analysts believe options for Russia are limited, more so due to the Russian President who will not accept a loss.  This heightens the possibility of nuclear use by Russia as conditions continue to deteriorate.  In the near term, however, there does not appear to be an imminent threat of nuclear attack.  This can change based on battlefield conditions.

# Gov / Politics / US
Biden’s Former Haitian Envoy Slams White House Plan for Armed Intervention: “We’re going to have a civil uprising in Haiti similar to 1915,” said former Ambassador Dan Foote. The Biden administration scuttled Haiti’s plans for free elections and backed a de facto dictator in exchange for his willingness to accept deportees, America’s former envoy to the country says.

Leaked Texts Reveal Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Private Push to Overturn 2020 Election: Newly unearthed texts reveal Marjorie Taylor Greene’s failed attempt to recruit Kelly Loeffler on Jan. 6 plan

Concerned over lack of “working-class” energy for midterms, Sanders plans 8-state blitz: “Democrats need to clearly say what more we’ll do to fix the economy for working people if we hold on to Congress.”

Following Supreme Court decision, self-funding candidates are using campaign funds to pay themselves back: A rule change after the Supreme Court’s FEC v. Ted Cruz decision is helping put campaign money back in self-funding candidates’ pockets.

# Law Enforcement
Oakland Cops Hope to Arm Robots With Lethal Shotguns: While official language condoning killer robots is shelved for now, Oakland police are still pursuing the option. The back-and-forth between the Oakland Police Department and a civilian oversight body concluded with the police relinquishing their push for official language that would have allowed them to kill humans with robots under certain circumstances.

Video appears to show Los Angeles deputies bashing a man’s head into the pavement during a violent arrest. The man’s family say he will lose his eye as a result.

# Legal / DOJ
Former president Donald Trump signed and filed court documents that he knew contained false information as part of his scheme to overturn the 2020 presidential election, a federal judge wrote Wednesday. US District Judge David Carter wrote. “The Court finds that these emails are sufficiently related to and in furtherance of a conspiracy to defraud the United States.” Carter was referring to figures Trump and his attorneys had put in a Dec. 4, 2020, court filing in Georgia in which they had alleged authorities in Fulton County had improperly counted the votes of 10,315 dead people, 2,560 felons, and 2,423 unregistered voters.

‘Nasty, wrong, ill-informed’: Trump erupts at judge after being implicated in potential criminal offenses: Trump, in a post on his social media platform Truth Social, lambasted U.S. District Judge David Carter as a “partisan hack” and repeated his false claim that his loss to President Joe Biden was the result of a “rigged and stolen” election.

J6 Panel Can’t Find a Legit Lawyer to Accept Trump Subpoena: The committee formally voted to subpoena the former president last Thursday.

# Medical / Health Global
Uganda is struggling to contain outbreak of untreatable Ebola strain. Two vaccine candidates to be deployed: We don’t know if these vaccine formulations will work, it’s worth a shot.

# Medical / Health
Critics Say Insurance Companies Deny Medical Claims to Make Billions in Profit: Sen. Bernie Sanders, patients and advocates are calling out insurers as analysts forecast premiums to spike. Elevance Health, the largest for-profit company within the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, surpassed Wall Street expectations on Wednesday and reported nearly $40 billion in revenue during the third quarter of 2022.

# Military / DOD
American Military Equipment Caught en Route to Russia: The machinery was intercepted in Latvia, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut announced. European Nationals and Entities Indicted on Charges of Violating U.S. Laws for Their Attempt to Export a Dual-Use High-Precision Jig Grinder to Russia

# Military / Global
North Korea Fires Artillery Barrage into Sea Amid Joint U.S.-South Korea War Games: South Korea’s military detected the artillery being fired from a western North Korean coastal town, the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement. On Tuesday night, North Korea fired about 100 shells off its west coast and 150 rounds off its east coast, the Joint Chiefs of Staff said earlier.

# Space / UFO Disclosure / Other
US Congress makes UFO evidence public: The UFO phenomenon is an incessant source of fascination. The latest occurrence: a series of images and videos of “unexplained aerial phenomena” that were shown in the United States Congress, of all places.

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