Voices, The Peoples News No. 2023-07-31

Voices, The Peoples News

July 31, 2023
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate
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# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls
Banning the cyanide bombs, planted throughout the American West in service of the livestock industry, has been the Mansfield family’s mission: The weapons, known as M-44s, are placed by an under-the-radar federal agency called Wildlife Services. The agency was created to protect the livestock industry’s bottom line by killing off the
competition: namely, wild predators. The so-called cyanide bombs do kill predators, but they can also kill anyone else unlucky enough to stumble upon them. And they have a hair trigger.

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
Exclusive: Survivor of CDC COVID Protocols Says She Was ‘Just a Paycheck’: In an exclusive interview with The Defender, Gail Seiler describes how she was treated at a Texas hospital after they asked — and she told them, she wasn’t vaccinated.

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
‘Rigged’ US tax code blamed as wealthy see major retirement account gains: “It is unacceptable that taxpayers are forced to spend billions of dollars subsidizing the retirement accounts of the wealthiest people in America,” said Sen. Bernie Sanders.

# Education / Schools
How Much Do Japan’s Millennials Know about World War II: Are Millennials in Japan as equally unaware of history as their American counterparts?

# Employment / Labor
Why the GOP is trying to take credit for union workers’ infrastructure victory: As Republicans try to take credit for the infrastructure program, it’s important for union members to continue pointing out the truth.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
Ethanol Is the Solution to Transportation Problems: Not only does ethanol lower prices at the pump but it also decreases emissions. If the president’s stated goal is to pursue cleaner transportation alternatives, then ethanol should be at the top of the list of solutions.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure ‘Era of global boiling’ has arrived, UN chief says: “The consequences are clear and they are tragic: children swept away by monsoon rains; families running from the flames; workers collapsing in scorching heat.”

Sanders, Warren: Justice Department Must Sue Big Oil for Decades of Lies on Climate Crisis: The lawmakers say the industry has broken a slew of laws in perpetuating its lies about the climate crisis.

Countries’ Paltry Climate Pledges Will Let the International Working Class Burn: The elevated risks from delaying structural change could mean no transition at all — and a pathway to catastrophe.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure / Global Extreme Rain From Atmospheric Rivers and Ice-Heating Micro-Cracks Are Ominous New Threats to the Greenland Ice Sheet: At the current level of human-caused global warming, extreme rainfall from atmospheric rivers, as well as an extensive network of previously undetected micro-cracks, could degrade large parts of the Greenland Ice Sheet faster than expected and accelerate melting toward worst-case projections for ice loss and sea level

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals
Sexual violence is a pervasive threat for female farm workers – here’s how the US could reduce their risk: Agriculture is one of the most dangerous industries in the US, with workers exposed to vehicles, chemicals and heavy equipment. Women working on farms face another risk: sexual assault.

# General News
Donald Trump’s political action committee reportedly spent over $40 million on legal fees in the first half of 2023 amid a growing maelstrom of lawsuits and indictments, as charges loom for the former president in the Justice Department’s Jan. 6 investigation

# Gov / Politics
DeSantis’ Donors Want More Than a Reboot. They Want Him to ‘Clean House’: In an attempt to revitalize his campaign which has been heavily criticized for its digital focus on contentious cultural issues, Governor Ron DeSantis has failed to alter the direction of his campaign, causing key supporters and donors to consider withdrawing their support.

US pledges to help Australia manufacture guided missiles by 2025: The United States will expand its military industrial base by helping Australia manufacture guided missiles and rockets for both countries within two years

# Law Enforcment
Justice Department launches civil rights investigation of Memphis police – 4 essential reads about holding police accountable: The Justice Department has launched a civil rights probe of the Memphis Police Department to examine allegations of excessive force, improper stops and searches and racial disparities.

“FBI-Orchestrated Conspiracy”: Judge Orders Release of 3 of Newburgh 4 Tied to Fake NY Bomb Plot For the past 14 years, relatives of four men jailed on terrorism charges in Newburgh, New York, have accused the FBI of entrapment.

# Legal / DOJ
Mar-a-Lago Manager Makes First Court Appearance in Docs Case: Carlos De Oliveira is the newest co-defendant in special counsel Jack Smith’s criminal case against Trump:  The property manager of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate made his first court appearance on Monday facing charges in the classified documents case against the former president, but he did not enter a plea because he has not found a Florida-based attorney to represent him.

# Medical / Health
A Sick System, The business of health care in America is deeply out of whack: While American life expectancies are in free fall, our agencies and institutions and algorithms are all nurturing an industry that has taken to the promotion of death rather than treatment, which would be infuriating even if health care weren’t consuming a fifth of the GDP.

Common Antibiotics Linked to Increased Risk of Kidney Stones, Especially in Kids: They found that five classes of oral antibiotics were associated with a diagnosis of kidney stone disease. The five classes were oral sulfas, cephalosporins, fluoroquinolones, nitrofurantoin, and broad-spectrum penicillins.
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# Nuclear
Hiroshima attack marks its 78th anniversary – its lessons of unnecessary mass destruction could help guide future nuclear arms talks: The United States and Russia, the two biggest nuclear powers, have no imminent plans for talks on a nuclear deal. That should change, writes a former US diplomat.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2023-07-30

Voices, The Peoples News

July 30, 2023
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate
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# Border / Immigration / Migrants
Cost of Joe Biden’s open borders: $200 billion, paid by you: An internal City Hall memo says Biden’s open border will cost New York City taxpayers $4.2 billion through the middle of next year, double Mayor Adams’ previous estimate. And those costs won’t stop even if Washington magically decides to start enforcing the immigration laws, because millions are already here.

A June report from the Federation for American Immigration Reform makes for very sober reading. There are now at least 16.8 million illegal migrants living in the United States: According to a recent New York Times report, cartels and “coyotes” (human smugglers) are earning a whopping $13 billion annually “guiding” migrants across the southern border. And helping them succeed is a web of bribery and corruption that’s been allowed to flourish with impunity.

Democrats Tell Biden NYC at ‘Breaking Point’ After Receiving 90,000 Illegal Aliens: Republicans just gained an unlikely ally in their attacks on the president’s immigration policies: the Democratic mayor of New York, for centuries a beacon to migrants seeking a new home in America.

# Corporations / Industry
‘Nobody cares’: Russia’s arms buildup in Barents Sea creating toxic legacy: Indigenous people and experts say Moscow’s military push and increased shipping and mining will destroy Arctic environment. The Barents Sea port of Severomorsk is the base of the Russian navy’s Northern Fleet and, since 2014, when Russia first invaded eastern Ukraine – it has become the main administrative hub for all of Russia’s Arctic military activities.

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
Coronavirus is back, but how worried should you be? “Risk of getting infected is still fairly low, but clearly rising now,” Dr. Tatiana Prowell, a Johns Hopkins oncologist, wrote on Twitter. “Be aware.” Masking continues to be an easy means of protection, especially when traveling or gathering in crowded settings like concert venues or sports arenas.

Has COVID-19 become a summer illness? Cases and hospitalizations are on the rise again: COVID rates in the U.S. have risen for the fourth summer in a row, elevating hospitalization rates and adding more weight to the argument that the virus has found summer seasonality, in addition to winter.

Are COVID Boosters Behind Increase in Cancer Among Younger Adults? Research shows the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein obliterates 90% of the DNA repair mechanism in lymphocytes, white blood cells that help your body fight infection and chronic disease, including cancer. Cancer rates have increased since the introduction of the COVID-19 shots and are now one of the top three leading causes of premature death among younger adults, a trend that in turn is driving down U.S. life expectancy.

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
A New Bill Proposes Eliminating Social Security’s Most-Hated Tax. Does It Have Legs? Ensuring the financial health of Social Security is of paramount importance to more than 49 million current retired workers, as well as the well over 100 million working Americans who’ll one day be eligible for a monthly benefit. For some on Capitol Hill, this means a complete overhaul of the program.

Congress pressing IRS for answers on 30 million destroyed documents: Lawmakers are looking for answers on the destruction of 30 million tax documents by the Internal Revenue Service in March 2021.

No more ‘fire-breathing dragons’? Biden has slashed IRS funding by $21B as part of his debt limit deal — here’s how the tax agency plans to cope. Biden signed a bill to put the brakes on the debt limit until January 2025. However, it comes with plenty of caveats and cuts to planned spending. Here’s what some of those changes cover — and most importantly, what’s getting clawed back.

Biggest winners and losers from the Fed’s interest rate hike: The Federal Reserve announced that it’s raising interest rates by 0.25 percentage point, following its July 25-26 meeting, boosting the federal funds rate to a target range of 5.25 to 5.5 percent. With the move, the Federal Reserve has now raised rates a total of 11 times during this economic cycle in an effort to significantly reduce liquidity to the financial markets and tamp down high inflation.

# Education / Schools
Houston ISD to convert libraries into disciplinary centers: The Houston Independent School District, the largest public school system in Texas, will convert libraries into disciplinary centers. The change would eliminate librarian and media specialist positions at the 28 underperforming schools originally targeted to be overhauled under the NES program. Officials would also review 57 additional schools that opted into NES on a case-by-case basis. A petition has since been started to prevent the transformation of libraries into disciplinary centers.

The Nightmare of American Public School Teaching: Moral injury is driving public school teachers all over the country to quit the profession. To retain teachers, we need to provide them the resources and support they need.

# Employment / Labor
Green Industrial Policy in Deep-Red Georgia: Dalton, Georgia was once the carpet manufacturing capital of the world. Now it’s home to a giant South Korean solar manufacturing plant, already one of the town’s biggest employers. Read Luke Goldstein on how this small town is an example of Bidenomics in action.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Global
South Korea Emerges As Key Partner for America’s Energy Transition: More than a third of all manufacturing investments under the Inflation Reduction Act went to South Korean firms, but the country struggles to ramp up clean energy projects domestically.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure Lone Pine Creek fire spreads across boarder to U.S: Out-of-Control Wildfires Trigger Evacuations in B.C.’s Southern Interior; Second Firefighter Dies on the Front Lines.

Willamette National Forest, Ore: Fire crews making progress against Cedar Creek Fire. As of Saturday, the fire had grown to 16,303 acres, according to officials. That was up from 9,199 acres on Friday. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office has issued a LEVEL 3 (GO NOW) evacuation notice for several areas near the fire.

Thousands evacuated as wildfires spread across western US: Massive Oregon blaze threatens more than 2,000 homes as drought, extreme heat spark fires across western United States.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure / Global If turtles could talk – a Kenyan fisherman’s stand against poachers: A conservationist named Runi, passes down the responsibility of wildlife protection to younger generations, in a short documentary by Toni Adero.

New ocean discovered that is beginning to split Africa in two: “As we get more and more measurements for GPS, we can get a much better idea of what is happening,” Ken Macdonald, a marine geophysicist and professor emeritus at the University of California, noted. The Red Sea and Gulf of Aden will flood the Afar region and the East African Rift Valley and become a new ocean, while the East African part will become a separate continent.

Antarctica is missing an Argentina-sized amount of sea ice – and scientists are scrambling to figure out why: As the Northern Hemisphere swelters under a record-breaking summer heat wave, much further south, in the depths of winter, another terrifying climate record is being broken. Antarctic sea ice has fallen to unprecedented lows for this time of year. Every year, Antarctic sea ice shrinks to its lowest levels towards the end of February, during the continent’s summer. The sea ice then builds back up over the winter. But this year scientists have observed something different.

# Gov / Politics / Global
North Korea vows to ‘annihilate’ U.S., says country will be terminated this century: “Should the U.S. choose to offend our Republic, we will annihilate them by using all our military power that we have gathered so far,” the North Korean diplomats said in a statement Thursday, the 70th anniversary of the Korean War armistice.

# Gov / Politics
Biden Cut a Massive Check to Ukraine After Forcing a Family to Pay $60,000 to Move Soldier’s Remains: Reports reveal a family who lost their daughter in Afghanistan while serving the U.S. was billed $60,000 to move her remains to her final resting place.

Zelensky: Ukrainian loss could force US to choose between ‘collapse of NATO’ or war: Speaking through an interpreter, Zelenskyy issued a stark warning to any American politician or 2024 presidential candidate who is skeptical about providing more aid to equip Kyiv in its war against Russia. “Is he ready to go to war? To fight, to send his kids? Are they ready to die?” Zelenskyy asked. “Because anyway, they will have to do this if NATO gets involved.”

Russia is ready for confrontation with NATO: Russia is “always ready for any scenario,” President Vladimir Putin told journalists on Saturday, commenting on a potential direct confrontation between the Russian and NATO militaries. Afull-blown NATO war with Russia is the West’s “worst-case scenario” but is possible, according to the commander of the Czech Republic’s armed forces, as the gulf between the Western world and Moscow grows wider amid the Kremlin’s war on Ukraine https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newsweek.com/russia-nato-conflict-ukraine-alliance-karel-rehka-czech-republic-1803322__;!!On18fmf1aQ!x_KuEIfodEJ-tXYSDOk5fjXbnh_XdbTNdgB3QvLtJzPVtAbNaX6Z6AkCsCce8GwY1c8oHMbIQyHtVIACHhuTqoR8jyHx1pcZ$

# Legal / DOJ
Hunter Biden’s Proposed Plea Deal Lays Out Just How Much He Got From Chinese, Ukrainian, Romanian Sources In 2017: Hunter Biden’s proposed plea deal on two misdemeanor tax charges shows the president’s son earned millions from foreign sources in 2017. During calendar year 2017, one of the years Hunter Biden is charged with failing to pay taxes in their entirety, the president’s son earned “just under $1 million https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://dailycaller.com/2023/07/27/hunter-biden-plea-deal-foreign-earnings-ukraine-china-romania/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!x_KuEIfodEJ-tXYSDOk5fjXbnh_XdbTNdgB3QvLtJzPVtAbNaX6Z6AkCsCce8GwY1c8oHMbIQyHtVIACHhuTqoR8j2o8O_pf$

Judge Noreika Banned Hunter Biden’s Attorneys From Contacting Clerks Again After Tricking Them Into Removing Filing Under False Pretenses of Representing GOP Lawyer: Furious Judge Maryellen Noreika ordered the lawyers representing Hunter Biden, who had deceived and lied to a court clerk into removing a legal document by falsely claiming to represent GOP lawyer Ted Kittila, to cease all direct communications with court clerks.

# Media
Teamsters Deliver A UPS Deal: Amid a looming strike deadline, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters union and United Parcel Service
(UPS) reached a tentative contract agreement to avert a 340,000-person work stoppage, at least temporarily. UPS employees had been requesting pay raises to match UPS’s record profits, air conditioning in trucks, and higher pay for part-time workers.

# Medical Science
Rogue Biolab Discovered in Calif. County Had Over 900 Mice ‘Genetically Engineered to Catch and Carry the Covid-19 Virus’: On March 3, 2023, an illegal bio lab was discovered in a believed-to-be vacant building in Reedley, California, in Fresno County. City Code Enforcement stumbled upon the building in December 2022 when they discovered a garden hose running into the building through a hole in the wall. CDC found potentially infectious agents at the location.These included both bacterial and viral agents, including chlamydia, E. Coli, streptococcus pneumonia, hepatitis B and C, herpes 1 and 5 and rubella. The CDC also found samples of malaria.”

# Military / DOD
US Air Force troops told to prepare for war with China within next two
years: A top US Air Force general has warned war could break out with China in as little as two years and has readied his troops.
Gen. Michael A. Minihan has raised the alarm over an imminent conflict as US-China relations sink to a historic low as tensions over Taiwan and Russia boil https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.express.co.uk/news/us/1796606/us-air-force-china-war-taiwan-russia__;!!On18fmf1aQ!x_KuEIfodEJ-tXYSDOk5fjXbnh_XdbTNdgB3QvLtJzPVtAbNaX6Z6AkCsCce8GwY1c8oHMbIQyHtVIACHhuTqoR8j_aDiKNg$

This Air Force general is rallying his troops for war with China: Gen.
Mike Minihan, who as head of Air Mobility Command oversees the U.S. Air Force’s cargo and tanker fleet, urged airmen to be “unrepentantly lethal” in preparation for potential war with China that may be two years away.

Why the US Military is Preparing for War With China – YouTube [Must see!] https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plHRRFHZ_f0__;!!On18fmf1aQ!x_KuEIfodEJ-tXYSDOk5fjXbnh_XdbTNdgB3QvLtJzPVtAbNaX6Z6AkCsCce8GwY1c8oHMbIQyHtVIACHhuTqoR8j2qnqSqK$

What to make of the US military’s movements in the Pacific and a general’s wild warning about war: Multiple developments in recent weeks reinforce the US military’s new hyperfocus on China. The US is beefing up its presence in the Pacific with a new military base – its first in
70 years – on the island of Guam, a US territory.

# Military / Global
Russian tank destroys Ukrainian armored column: A single Russian tank supported by artillery has stopped a Ukrainian attack that involved around a dozen armored equipment pieces. A column of Russian tanks and armored combat vehicles was methodically obliterated by Ukraine Marines armed with portable missile launchers in the Donetsk region, a heart-pounding viral video shows.

Poland raises alarm as Wagner forces move closer to border: PM Mateusz Morawiecki expresses concern over movement of Russian mercenary fighters in Belarus near the Polish border. “We have information that more than 100 Wagner mercenaries have advanced towards the Suwalki Gap, not far from Grodno in Belarus,” Morawiecki told a news conference on Saturday.

Drone attack strikes heart of Moscow in huge explosion just miles from the Kremlin: A very high-end business district in Moscow located only a few kilometres from the Kremlin has been rocked by a drone attack, Russia has claimed. The Russian Ministry of Defence accused the Ukrainian government of launching an overnight drone attack against Moscow.

Russians launch air strike on Snake Island for third time in a month: Two Russian Su-24 aircraft conducted four strikes with air-dropped bombs on Ukraine’s Zmiinyi (Snake) Island, a small but strategically important outpost in the Black Sea, overnight on Feb. 11, Odesa City Council reported citing Ukraine’s Southern Operational Command. No further details have been provided.

Ukraine Situation Report: The Curious Case Of Kyiv’s North Korean Rockets: Artillery crews are pounding Putin’s invasion forces with Pyongyang-made munitions that can ‘do crazy things’

Russia signs military deals with 40 African states, Putin says: “Russia has signed agreements on military-technical cooperation with more than 40 African states, to which we supply a broad range of armaments and hardware.” Putin stated that African states received a wide range of weapons and technology, some for free “with the aim of enhancing the security and sovereignty of the countries.”

# Space
Watch: ‘Magical two suns’ appear in the sky over China

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2023-07-28

Voices, The Peoples News

July 28, 2023
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate
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As suicides rise in the US, the 988 hotline offers hope –
but most Americans aren’t aware of it: The 988 Suicide &
Crisis Lifeline is for anyone experiencing suicidal thoughts,
emotional distress, substance abuse issues or mental
health problems. Suicide continues to be a leading cause
of death in the United States, it’s the 12th-leading cause
of death among all ages. In 2021, there were 48,000
suicide deaths in the U.S., which is about one every 11
minutes. (Read More by clicking HERE!)
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# Indigenous / Global
Mercury pollution is worsening mental health for the Grassy Narrows First Nation: Mercury poisoning among members of the Grassy Narrows First Nation in Ontario, Canada, is contributing to high rates of attempted suicide. “Our way of life has been totally destroyed.”

‘I want Lula to see this’: Indigenous chief continues fight for Amazon: Raoni Metuktire Kayapó has battled against deforestation all his life and is inviting Brazil’s president to see the damage to his land. Indigenous chief Raoni Metuktire Kayapó stares at the scars, tinted red, blue, green, white, brown, yellow and grey, and jabs his finger in anger. “I don’t like this at all. The destruction is so big and the land will never go back to what it was.”

That other war, this conflict will not be televised: It’s been devastating, even if no one’s paying attention. Three months of fighting in Sudan between the army and a paramilitary group called the Rapid Support Force (RSF) has left at least 3,000 people dead and wounded at least 6,000 more. Over two million people have been displaced within the country, while another 700,000 have fled to neighboring nations.

# Border / Immigration / Migrants
At Texas-Mexico border, Ron DeSantis unveils immigration platform with Trump in mind The Florida governor calls for deputizing local law enforcement to police the border and deport migrants, saying his plan is “more aggressive” than the former president’s proposals.

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
Why US debt will continue to rise: The mismatch between revenues and spending continue to grow. The COVID-19 pandemic and legislative response to mitigate its impact led to a significant amount of federal borrowing; the primary driver behind the nation’s rising debt is the structural mismatch between federal receipts and outlays

US Economy Defies Expectations as Growth Picks Up: Despite fears of a slowdown amid rising interest rates, economic growth accelerated to an annual rate of 2.4% in the second quarter of 2023, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported

Top 5 largest US pharma firms’ net earnings topped $81.9 billion last year: PhRMA and the Chamber of Commerce were two of the top three federal lobbying spenders in 2022, spending $29.2 million and $81 million, respectively, to lobby on a range of issues including drug price negotiations, according to federal lobbying disclosures analyzed by the nonpartisan money-in-politics sleuths at OpenSecrets.

# Education / Schools
Houston to Eliminate Librarians in 28 Schools; Booksellers Sue over Texas Book Ban Bill: The Houston Independent School District is eliminating librarian positions at 28 schools in the upcoming school year and will replace some libraries with so-called team centers, essentially disciplinary centers for students. The widely blasted move comes after state Republicans forcibly took over the Houston Independent School District earlier this year. Those most affected will be children of color in lower-income areas.

The nation’s oldest Black fraternity said it will no longer hold its 2025 convention in Orlando, making it the latest group to switch venues out of disdain for the divisive policies of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), who is seeking the 2024 GOP presidential nomination. Alpha Phi Alpha, the nation’s oldest Black fraternity, said it will no longer hold its 2025 convention in Orlando, making it the latest group to switch venues out of disdain for policies implemented by Florida’s hard-right Republican governor, Ron DeSantis https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2023/7/28/2183762/-Another-convention-pulls-out-of-FL-citing-DeSantis-s-attacks-on-the-Black-community__;!!On18fmf1aQ!2q7gGgpqAgieSf7wxX-ZZOxvFUzi8GMiQ3jIAkKwR2J2EZbva5Bcza_Y3X7SwfXZ3O6YHbMW47cJluVau2rLgsHVXBx8rmuU$

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure Record-Breaking Rains in Chicago Underscore the Urgency of Flood Resiliency Projects, City Officials Say: As the risk of flooding in Northeastern Illinois increases, with millions in federal funds available, investments in water management and nature-based solutions are seen as crucial to protect vulnerable communities.

Florida Waters Reach Hot Tub Temperatures of 101.19 Degrees Fahrenheit: Earlier this week, south Florida saw sea surface temperatures equivalent to a normal hot tub. At Manatee Bay, inside Everglades National Park, a water temperature buoy about five feet underwater showed a temperature of 101.19 degrees Fahrenheit on Monday afternoon, with other buoys in the vicinity reaching 100 degrees Fahrenheit

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure / Global Nearly 100 Pilot Whales Die After Beaching in Australia: Nearly 100 pilot whales became stranded on Cheynes Beach in Western Australia on Tuesday. Most of the pod, 52 whales, died overnight, and the rest have been euthanized, according to officials, as rescue efforts over two days have failed.

# General Recalls / Alerts
Check Your Freezer: The USDA Just Recalled Over 50 Frozen Meat Products: The meat was produced in rooms outside of official inspection by Kingsland Food Processing Corp. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) just announced a large recall of frozen meat and poultry products sold by Kingsland Food Processing Corporation. Meat from the company was shipped through distributors to wholesale customers in Florida, Texas, and four other states.

# General News
Ford recalls 870K F-150 pickups in US because parking brakes can turn on unexpectedly: The recall covers certain pickups from the 2021 through 2023 model years with single exhaust systems. Ford’s F-Series pickups are the top-selling vehicles in the US.

# Gov / Politics
State Department Orders Staff  to Leave Haiti ASAP: The families of U.S. government employees have been told to go too.  The U.S. State Department on Thursday ordered non-emergency government personnel and family members to leave Haiti as soon as possible, citing “kidnapping, crime, civil unrest, and poor health care infrastructure.”

With Spending Fight Looming, House Starts August Recess Early: The House on Thursday passed one annual spending bill, punted on another and then dismissed lawmakers early for a six-week recess, setting up a crunch to avoid a government shutdown by the September 30 deadline.

House GOP Bails on Funding Fight Amid Conservative Impasse: Republican leaders punted their agriculture and FDA spending bill until September, a setback for their hopes of unity.

Health Deadlines Pile Up as Congress Adjourns for August: Spending bills, key health reauthorization measures leave Congress with a hefty to-do list before Sept. 30

Where’s All That Military Aid for Ukraine Going? Perhaps you’ve heard this narrative: The U.S. is pouring billions of dollars into Ukraine and no one knows where all the weapons and cash are ending up. This is more fiction than reality, but President Biden should welcome a Senate effort to shore up public confidence in support for Kyiv.

Biden Allies Now Want to Run Against ‘Collapsing’ DeSantis Over Trump: “Some of Biden’s closest confidants have in recent weeks told the president that DeSantis has performed so poorly in the primary, that the governor would likely be notably weaker than the twice-indicted Trump in a match-up against Biden… Biden has at times agreed with this premise in private conversations.”

Giuliani claims the First Amendment lets him lie: To what degree can the First Amendment be used to protect someone from the consequences of lying?  “When the rights and liberties of others are in serious jeopardy, speakers who provoke others into violence, wrongfully and recklessly injure reputations or incite others to engage in illegal activity may be silenced or punished.” Wrote Lynn Greenky, a communications scholar at Syracuse University.

The White House said there’s no possibility of a presidential pardon for President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, a day after a federal judge rejected a plea deal for him over felony tax and gun charges: The big picture: A federal judge on Wednesday rejected Hunter Biden’s plea deal on tax charges and said that she wasn’t ready to accept the terms of a revised deal.

Senate Passes Defense Bill With Bipartisan Support, But Clash Looms With House Over Social Issues: Senate passage, 86-11, sets up a clash with the House, which passed its own version of the annual defense bill along party lines earlier this month after pointed debates over social issues like abortion access and diversity initiatives.

The New Abnormal: That Mitch McConnell Video Is F*cking Scary and Terrifying. The scary moment, which prompted members of his leadership team to suggest that he take a rest, raises new questions about the 81-year-old Republican leader’s future. McConnell’s term runs through the end of 2026, and he previously said that he expects to stay on as leader.

Democrats Have Just About Had It With Kevin McCarthy Caving to the Right: “They’re on a Fast Track to a Shutdown”: Amid funding battles, acrimony is spiking on Capitol Hill as the Republican Party’s right flank continues to push an extreme agenda at every turn. “They need to keep their bans off our budget and leave the culture wars to Fox News,” said one Democrat.

Southern Lawmakers Devise Discriminatory Measures That Undermine Disabled Voters: Advocates are challenging efforts to implement voting policies that make it harder for disabled people to cast a ballot.

Senate Passes Defense Policy Bill, Setting Up Another Clash With the House: The Senate on Thursday night easily passed its version of the $886 billion National Defense Authorization Act for 2024 before heading out for its August recess. The broadly bipartisan vote, 86-11, comes a couple of weeks after the House passed its own version of the NDAA, which included controversial provisions sought by conservative Republicans targeting abortion policy, transgender care and diversity programs.

# Law Enforcment
Tennessee Cops Watched Man Drown for 13 Minutes: The suit alleges that the officers even warned bystanders not to help the man. In a 32-page lawsuit filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, Kimberly Williams-Clabo alleges that the public employees contributed to her son’s drowning by not only refusing to make any serious attempt to rescue him but also by warning private citizens not to do so.

# Legal / DOJ
Trump Tried to Delete Mar-a-Lago Security Footage to Thwart Investigators: The Justice Department has brought additional charges against former president Donald Trump alleging that Trump and two of his employees conspired to destroy Mar-a-Lago surveillance footage requested by federal authorities.

New Trump indictment adds twist to Mar-a-Lago documents case: Trump faces additional charges. Special counsel Jack Smith has brought three new felony charges against former President Donald Trump, including explosive claims that he asked an employee of his Mar-a-Lago club to delete security camera footage sought by investigators probing his handling of classified documents.

Months after the death of Tyre Nichols, the Department of Justice is investigating whether the Memphis Police Department is discriminatory against Black people: The investigation will examine whether the police department systematically used excessive force and discriminated against Black residents

How Republicans flipped America’s state supreme courts: In 2018, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that the state constitution included a right to abortion, finding that “nothing could be more fundamental to the notion of liberty.” Just four years later, the court reversed itself. Iowa’s constitution does not, the justices decided, guarantee a right to abortion after all. That 2018 ruling? It had “a one-sided quality to it,” the new majority found. Iowans could no longer rely on a constitutional protection that existed just hours before.

State high courts get limited attention. Here’s how to change that: State supreme courts have the final word on interpreting state constitutions. Their decisions have massive implications for abortion access, taxes, LGBTQ+ rights, labor, policing and other issues that affect people’s lives. State supreme courts are in the midst of a partisan sea change. These tips can help reporters dig in.

US Says Trump Ordered Video Deleted, Charges Second Employee in Documents Case:  Donald Trump ordered employees at his Florida resort to delete security videos as he was under investigation for retaining classified documents, U.S. prosecutors said on Thursday as they broadened the case against the former president and charged a second member of his staff

Hunter Biden Investigation: DOJ Enforced Foreign Lobbying Rules On Hunter’s Business Partners: Hunter Biden worked closely with multiple people who disclosed their lobbying for foreign companies under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, raising questions about whether he broke the law by not registering himself for doing the same work

# Media
USPS Is Suspending Services in Illinois, Colorado, and Vermont, Effective Immediately: Some people are still facing persistent postal problems, as the USPS has now suspended services in five different states. Read on to find out about the Postal Service’s ongoing struggles.

# Medical / Health
One Texas family is scrambling after their 3-year-old child, who has disabilities, becomes one of nearly half a million Texans who have lost continuous Medicaid coverage: When Texas started scrubbing people from Medicaid after a three-year pause on removals during the pandemic, one family lost the insurance coverage that helped provide all treatments for their medically complex child. But her daughter Amelia can’t see her doctors anymore. She can’t undergo scheduled brain tests because the Medicaid coverage that provided access to all her treatment — for her six congenital heart defects, her cerebral palsy and her autism — was revoked.

Private Equity Wreckers Come For Your Health Insurance: The implosion of Friday Health Plans, which offered plans on seven state health insurance exchanges, comes as other private equity-backed insurers have faced similar issues. Bright Health, which was backed by private equity titan The Blackstone Group among others, had to end its insurance business on the exchanges last year, leaving hundreds of thousands of people to find new insurance policies for 2023. “They’re extracting value from the health care system, they load them up with debt and then they pay it back by lowering the quality of care,” said Katz Olson. “Health insurance is just another niche that private equity is destroying. They keep buying up these places, extract the value, and then spit them out.”

“I can’t survive this”: 3 women share their stories about the real side effects of Ozempic for weight loss. Ozempic for weight loss has swept the internet following celebrity exposure, but users warn the reality of taking the drug is very different from expectation. Ozempic, Wegovy, and semaglutide are words that once circulated exclusively in doctor-patient rooms, but have come to dominate corners of the internet this past year.

The Post-Pandemic Medicaid Purge Nears 4 Million: More than 3.8 million Americans across 39 states and the District of Columbia have been removed from Medicaid since April after the expiration of a pandemic-era provision ensuring that they could keep their coverage throughout the health emergency.

# Medical / Health / Global
Anorexia and the will to live: Canada poised to expand physician-assisted suicide to those with mental illnesses: Canada legalized assisted death in 2016 for people with terminal illness and expanded it in 2021 to people with incurable, but not terminal, conditions. The legal changes were precipitated by court rulings that struck down prohibitions on helping people to die. The new mental health provision will make Canada one of the most expansive countries in the world when it comes to medical assistance in dying (MAID)

# Military / DOD
Senate Overwhelmingly Votes Down Sanders’s NDAA Amendment Slashing Defense Budget by 10%: Members voted 88 to 11 against the motion, which would cut down the Pentagon’s annual budget “excluding accounts and funds relating to military personnel, the Defense Health Program, and assistance to Ukraine,” according to text of the amendment.

# Space
# UFO Disclosure / Other
Whistleblower calls for government transparency as Congress digs for the truth about UFOs: All who testified before a congressional subcommittee claimed that UFOs pose a threat to national security, though there’s still no public evidence that UFOs are extraterrestrial.

# Technology
Jordan Releases ‘Smoking Gun Docs’ Confirming Facebook Bowed to White House Censorship Demands: Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) today released today a series of unredacted emails from Facebook, that he characterized as proof the White House and other federal agencies exerted pressure on the social media company to censor authors whose posts ran counter to the government’s official pandemic narrative.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2023-07-27

Voices, The Peoples News

July 27, 2023
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate
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# Indigenous / Global
Managed retreat? Please, not yet: As climate impacts grow, an Indigenous Fijian community weighs what it means to leave. As climate change rolls on, and as the sea level continues to rise, this low-lying island off the southern coast of Viti Levu, one of the country’s two largest islands, seems like an obvious candidate for relocation efforts, and its inhabitants the latest face of climate refugees. Fiji’s national government has offered its support to help the island’s 100 or so inhabitants move. Yet almost all are choosing to stay put.

A fight for salmon fishing rights connects Indigenous peoples across the Pacific Ocean: Inspired by Indigenous groups in the Pacific Northwest, Japan’s Ainu people want to rebuild their self-determination and food sovereignty. For the Ainu, salmon is king, as fundamental to life as the air, mountains, and sea. In fact, shipe, one of several Native names for the fish, is synonymous with food itself. “It returns to us year after year,” says Sashima, “as though it were a promise.” “Salmon is central not just to our cuisine, but to our identity.”

# Border / Immigration / Migrants
Texas State Police Purchased Israeli Phone-Tracking Software for “Border Emergency”: The software was licensed as part of Gov. Greg Abbott’s troubled Operation Lone Star border crackdown. Among other effects, the disaster declaration opened a spigot of government money to a variety of private firms ostensibly paid to help patrol and blockade the state’s border with Mexico.

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
Fed Raises Rates to Highest Level in 22 Years as It Renews Inflation Fight: The Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points to a target range of 5.25% to 5.5%, its highest level since 2001. The Fed has now raised rates 11 times since March 2022 by a total of 525 basis points as part of its campaign to bring inflation under control.

Progressives Unveil Bill to Tax Billionaire Wealth Up to 8 Percent: The bill would create four tax brackets to tax those with “runaway wealth.” The bill would levy a 2 percent tax on wealth between 1,000 and 10,000 times median household wealth; a 4 percent tax on wealth between 10,000 and 100,000 times median wealth; a 6 percent tax on wealth between
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# Employment / Labor
Will the Teamsters’ Gains at UPS Help Them Unionize Amazon? The wage increases matter, but banning the constant surveillance of workers should really resonate with Amazon employees. The Teamsters were out not just to win sizable gains for their members, but to make those gains so significant that they’d bolster the union’s prospects for its next, decidedly herculean, venture: unionizing Amazon.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
Mountain Valley pipeline construction moves forward, thanks to Supreme Court: Environmental groups have estimated that the pipeline could have a yearly emissions impact equivalent to 26 coal plants. The U.S. Supreme Court lifted a pair of lower court orders that temporarily halted construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline, a 300-mile fracked gas project that has long been a top priority of Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, a close ally of the fossil fuel industry.

# Gov / Politics / Global
Military Officers Claim to Have Deposed Niger’s President: Mutinous soldiers claimed to have overthrown Niger’s democratically elected president, announcing on state television late Wednesday that they have put an end to the government over the African country’s deteriorating security.

World Leaders Condemn Apparent Coup in Niger: The United States, France and the United Nations have strongly condemned an apparent military takeover in Niger, after soldiers in fatigues appeared on national television to announce the removal of President Mohamed Bazoum’s government.

# Gov / Politics
DC Uniparty kills House resolutions to end US Emergency Powers in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Yemen: In a massive show of support for limitless executive power, Congress rejected legislation that would have terminated national emergency powers allowing Washington to wage war across the Middle East.

How an Illinois City Council Passed Unprecedented Local Human Rights Protections: A new human rights title will house a bodily autonomy ordinance and any additional rights the council adopts over time. It prohibits city employees, officers and departments from cooperating with states seeking extradition or even just providing information about out-of-state visitors seeking lawful medical treatments in Illinois.

5 crises Republicans made up to distract you: Are they using fake crises to disguise what’s really going on?Here are five totally made-up “crises” Republicans have invented to distract from the real crises facing Americans today: the growing concentration of wealth, the worsening climate crisis, and the undermining of our democracy.

# Law Enforcment
Brutal Ohio police dog attack on black truck driver: An Ohio police officer filmed unleashing a police dog on an unarmed Black truck driver during a July 4 traffic stop has been fired.

Ohio cop who sicced dog on unarmed black man fired after video goes public: The Circleville Police Department said actions taken by officer Ryan Speakman “did not meet the standards and expectations we hold for our police officers.”

Racism Unleashed: Attack Dogs Maul, Bite & Terrorize Prisoners Across United States: Many men were prone or shackled when the dogs attacked. Several men said officers shouted racial slurs as dogs bit into their flesh.

# Legal / DOJ
Black and Hispanic residents in Lubbock have filed a civil rights complaint against the city over its zoning code, citing a decadeslong practice of placing industrial companies and super polluters near their neighborhoods.

Trump Lawyers Arrive at Special Counsel’s Office: Trump’s team is reportedly making preparations for a federal grand jury to vote on charges against him: It is not uncommon for defense attorneys to meet with federal prosecutors before an indictment, as Trump’s team did four days before he was charged with mishandling classified documents in a separate case in June. Trump is the first former U.S. president to face criminal charges and has already been indicted twice

Feds Tell Trump’s Lawyers to Expect Another Indictment: Trump’s team met prosecutors at the office of special counsel Jack Smith early Thursday ahead of a potential indictment.

# Medical / Health
Home Sweet Parking Lot: Some Hospitals Welcome RV Living for Patients, Families, and Workers: The spots help patients keep close to their medical providers and avoid paying for hotels. If patients don’t have access to an RV or would rather stay in a hotel, Dodson’s team refers them to the on-site lodging that OHSU runs in partnership with the local chapter of Ronald McDonald House Charities or a nearby hotel that gives patients a discounted rate.

# Military / Global
Wagner Group Disappeared and Executed Civilians in Mali: The Russia-linked mercenaries worked with Mali’s longtime U.S.-backed military to kill and loot with impunity, according to a new Human Rights Watch report. “Malian armed forces and foreign fighters apparently from the Russia-linked Wagner Group have summarily executed and forcibly disappeared several dozen civilians in Mali’s central region,” HRW said.

# Pharmaceuticals / Drugs
Factory That Fills Wegovy Shots Repeatedly Broke Sterility Rules: Wegovy-maker Novo Nordisk (NOVOb.CO) and its manufacturing partner Catalent (CTLT.N) have said publicly that shipments of the drug were delayed throughout 2022 as Catalent addressed problems raised by the two FDA inspections, without elaborating on what was found.

# UFO Disclosure / Other
Ex-intel official claims feds ‘absolutely’ have UFOs, bodies of ‘non-human’ origin during bombshell hearing: U.S. government has a long-standing program  that retrieves unidentified flying objects, and said “nonhuman” “biologics” were found at crash sites where the objects were recovered. A former Air Force officer and intelligence official told Congress  he believes the government is hiding captured UFOs, and claimed he could not reveal whether anyone was murdered to keep the secret contained.

At House UFO Hearing, Military Members Push for Answers: “It Is Long Overdue”: Two former Navy pilots and a former intelligence official called for a safe and transparent system of reporting the phenomena. “If everyone could see the sensor and video data I witnessed,” one said, “our national conversation would change.”

Explosive claims, impossible craft and questions of ‘murder’: House UFO hearing probes alleged alien technology defying laws of physics. One witness claimed that ‘non-human biologics’ were recovered from alleged UAP crash sites by the US government. The witnesses agreed that the US is lacking in a proper reporting system for UAP sightings, with Mr Graves noting that both military and commercial pilots who claim to have encountered the craft feel as though they cannot report the sightings without suffering stigma and potential career retaliation.

UFO whistleblower claims he’s under threat for revealing secret ops: The former airman told lawmakers that he’d learned of the clandestine UFO program while working at the National Reconnaissance Office. “I’ve suffered retaliation for my decision, but I am hopeful that my actions will ultimately lead to a positive outcome of increased transparency,” Air Force Maj. David Grusch told the House Oversight Committee Wednesday.

# Veterans / VA
VA to review link between military toxic exposures and additional cancers: The Department of Veterans Affairs will review whether three more types of cancers will be added to the list of conditions presumed to be caused by exposure to toxins from military burn pits, the agency announced.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2023-07-26

Voices, The Peoples News

July 26, 2023
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# Indigenous
A Scientist Said Her Research Could Help With Repatriation. Instead, It Destroyed Native Remains: Federal agencies have awarded millions of dollars to scientific studies on Native American human remains, undermining the goals of NAGPRA as tribes fight for repatriation.

# Border / Immigration / Migrants
Federal judge deals major blow to Biden administration with ruling on immigration policy: The Biden administration was dealt a major blow in its efforts to control the ongoing border crisis on Tuesday when a federal judge blocked a rule introduced in May that makes migrants ineligible for asylum if they have entered illegally and failed to take advantage of expanded lawful pathways set up by the federal government. He found the rule is “both substantively and procedurally invalid” and has delayed his ruling from taking effect for 14 days to give the administration time to appeal.

Gaetz introduces bill to end ‘unqualified birthright citizenship’: U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., introduced a bill Tuesday that would deny automatic citizenship at birth to children born within the United States whose parents are not U.S. nationals https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/4118478-gaetz-introduces-legislation-to-end-unqualified-birthright-citizenship/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!xyFLd3JVPFR1VSZUevQTi-WPSzmyKJX_DFP3Vk9wpWb8aWW9UefAY_7xVKL6F_Q7_StA60iZYkfvu3dUbglF4ODgihCDU826$

Immigration doesn’t drive up crime rates and this study proves it: The study by Stanford University researchers found evidence that immigrants haven’t contributed to increased crime rates in the US over the past 140 years. In fact, first-generation immigrants haven’t shown a higher likelihood of imprisonment compared to individuals born in the US at all

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
How the Ultrawealthy Use Private Foundations to Bank Millions in Tax Deductions While Giving the Public Little in Return: It’s a simple bargain: The rich get huge tax breaks by donating art, property and company shares to benefit the public. But some donors collect millions while offering little or no public access.

Addressing Tax System Failings That Favor Billionaires and Corporations:  Biden’s Build Back Better plan addresses key failings of the U.S. tax system that let the wealthy and corporations avoid paying their fair share; Congress can and should do even more. For years, many policymakers have decried the tax code as being slanted against working people. They now have a rare opportunity to fix it, with a mandate from and the strong backing of the American people.

How the Wealthy Save Billions in Taxes by Skirting a Century-Old Law: Congress outlawed tax deductions on “wash sales” in 1921, but Goldman Sachs and others have helped billionaires like Steve Ballmer see huge tax savings by selling stocks for a loss and then replacing them with nearly identical investments.

IRS dodging oversight after destroying 30 million records: Lawmakers investigating reports the IRS destroyed tens of millions of taxpayer records say the federal tax agency is not cooperating with the investigation. They argue the agency has “willfully ignored” their request, which dates back to last year. The inquiry comes after a Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration report showing the IRS destroyed roughly 30 million taxpayer documents in 2021.

# Education / Schools
School district woes likened to ‘environmental racism’ in Flint, Mich: Flint, Michigan’s catastrophic public health crisis collided with an economic downturn, systemic racism. All 13 school buildings in East Ramapo received a failing rating in a recent state-mandated survey. General Motors took its plant off the Flint water supply because the water was corroding engine parts. It was more than a year before anything was done for the 100,000 people living in the city, approximately 30,000 of whom were children.

“We’re Huge in Learning Loss!” Cashing in on the Post-Pandemic Education Crisis: Test scores are plummeting while tens of billions in federal aid flows to schools. A visit to a recent education technology convention provides a glimpse of the frenzy to profit from the recovery efforts.

The Nightmare of American Public School Teaching: Moral injury is driving teachers out of the profession. Here’s how to help them stay.  Becoming a teacher to help students, only to be forced to participate in a system that fails them at every turn, creates moral injury.

Based on the Biden administration’s new interpretation of Title IX, schools could only keep federal funding for basic student assistance programs like free or discounted lunches if they began: *Imposing gender pronoun policing;
*Permitting biological males to compete in female sports; *Permitting biological males to use female restrooms and locker rooms; and *Assigning dorms based on gender identity, rather than on biological sex.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
New Taxes on Oil and Gas Could Cause Economic Pain in Alaska and Across America: As the Biden administration escalates its crusade against American energy, perhaps no state has more to lose than Alaska, where the oil industry and its tax dollars are responsible for up to a third of the state’s economic output and a quarter of its jobs.

Mining companies are eager to dig up the ocean. That’s a dangerous idea: We already know the damage that mining can cause on land. It could be devastating to the deep sea. It’s a cruel irony that renewable energy, at least at this point of technological development, is thought to require nonrenewable deep-sea minerals, pulled from ecosystems we know so little about. But we can’t protect our planet by destroying it, nor can we mine our way out of the climate crisis.

Ocean Depths Targeted for Mining Are Rich in Complex and Unknown Marine Life, Scientists Find: Like the dry land on the surface of our planet, the ocean’s depths are made up of a variety of terrain, from plains and canyons to volcanic seamounts. Scientists believe there are as many as
10 million undiscovered marine species living on the ocean floor.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure Florida seawater hits hot tub level and may have set world record: The water temperature on the tip of Florida exceeded 100 degrees (37.8 degrees Celsius) two days in a row. Meteorologists say that could potentially be the hottest seawater ever measured. The warmer water is fuel for hurricanes.

Amid Heat Wave, GOP Adds Climate Denial To Spending Bills: As scientists warn of a mass extinction and ecological tipping points, congressional Republicans are helping their fossil fuel industry donors by quietly inserting provisions into annual spending bills designed to bar the American government from combating and researching climate change

# General News
Zelensky Associate Was Present at Biden Bribery Meetings – Then Went to Work for President Zelensky Who Now Is Holding Blackmail Information Against Joe Biden. Author Peter Schweizer went on Jesse Watters Primetime on Monday, where he proceeded to drop another bomb on the Bidens. According to Schweizer, who wrote the best-seller Secret Empires on Biden family crimes, one of Volodymyr Zelensky’s top officials was sitting in the room when they were discussing bribing the Bidens, Joe and Hunter.

Hunter Biden Partner to Testify to Congress as White House Says President ‘Never in Business’ With His Son. Hunter Biden’s former business partner is scheduled to testify to Congress as lawmakers look to dig deeper into connections between President [sic] Joe Biden, his son, and foreign nationals. Devon Archer, the associate of Mr. Hunter Biden, is slated to testify to the House Oversight Committee on July 31.

McCarthy: Biden case will ‘rise to impeachment’ as 16 Romanian payments allegedly went to ‘shell companies’: Biden notably boasted in 2016 how he told then-Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to fire a prosecutor looking into Burisma. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy predicted Republicans will gather enough evidence soon to mount an impeachment inquiry against President [sic] Biden, as the corruption scandal enveloping him and his son Hunter continues to grow.

# Gov / Politics / Global
Using Ukraine as Cannon Fodder: Ukrainians are disposable in the quest to ‘weaken Russia.’ Potentially tens of thousands of Ukrainians have died in the counteroffensive, which produced no sizable gains for Kyiv. In reality, neither HRVP Josep Borrell nor the US President Joe Biden said: “Ukraine is our army.” HRVP Borrell said in his Munich speech that the EU should be quick in providing Ukraine with weapons to help it stand up to Russian aggression https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://euvsdisinfo.eu/report/eu-us-and-nato-use-ukrainians-as-cannon-fodder__;!!On18fmf1aQ!xyFLd3JVPFR1VSZUevQTi-WPSzmyKJX_DFP3Vk9wpWb8aWW9UefAY_7xVKL6F_Q7_StA60iZYkfvu3dUbglF4ODgigoWGsaN$

# Gov / Politics
Coup 2024 already underway: Democratic law firm argues mail boxes ‘unsecure’ for voting, in suit pushing for ballot drop boxes. Marc Elias, whose law firm filed the lawsuit, advocated for states to switch to mail-in voting because of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. In a lawsuit to overturn a Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling that concluded ballot drop boxes are illegal, a Democratic election law firm is now arguing that U.S. Postal Service mailboxes are in fact “unsecured.”

# Legal / DOJ
Hunter Biden Plea: Four Key Questions Before ‘Sweetheart’ Deal Court Hearing: Hunter Biden, in June, agreed to plead guilty to two misdemeanor tax charges and enter into a pretrial diversion program that will allow him to bypass prosecution on a separate felony gun charge. However, the plea deal process may have gotten much more muddy after a Tuesday afternoon clash between the attorneys for the younger Biden and a top House Republican seeking to introduce IRS whistleblower testimony to the court docket.

Judge Says Member Of Hunter Biden’s Legal Team ‘Misrepresented Her Identity’ On Eve Of Plea Deal Hearing: The judge who will review Hunter Biden’s plea deal on Wednesday accused a member of Biden’s legal team of misrepresenting herself in a phone call to the court, a bizarre episode that prompted the judge to threaten sanctions even as Biden’s lawyers insisted it was all a misunderstanding.

The Fulton County Case Against Trump May Be the Most Serious: Georgia prosecutors eye criminal solicitation charges in Trump inquiry. Among the state election law charges that prosecutors were examining: criminal solicitation to commit election fraud and conspiracy to commit election fraud, as well as solicitation of a public or political officer to fail to perform their duties and solicitation to destroy, deface or remove ballots, the people said.

# Medical / Health
How Executives and Well-Connected Investors Make Exquisitely Timed Trades in Health Care Stocks: Secret IRS records reveal dozens of highly fortuitous biotech and health care trades. One executive bought shares in a corporate partner just before a sale, and an investor traded options right before a company’s revenues took off, netting millions.

Hospices in Four States to Receive Extra Scrutiny Over Concerns of Fraud, Waste and Abuse: Federal regulators have announced enhanced oversight of new hospices in Arizona, California, Nevada and Texas, targeting providers highlighted by a ProPublica investigation.

# Pharmaceuticals / Drugs
From Philadelphia to California, officials on alert over xylazine threat: A veterinary sedative embedded in the nation’s illicit drug supply has public health officials, state lawmakers and federal leaders on alert as it helps fuel the nation’s overdose epidemic

# Social
The Overwhelming Evil of the Global Slave Market: The latest Jim Caviezel movie, Sound of Freedom, is absolutely riveting. Everyone should see it.  Brilliantly done.  Stay thru the credits as Jim then speaks to the audience. He tells us, once you know it is happening, you must work to stop the evil.  Jim asks the audience, “Can we love God’s children more than we fear evil?” “The Sound of Freedom brings this truth to light,” said Bob Unanue, President and CEO of Goya Foods, and Executive Producer of Sound of Freedom. Goya Cares, inspired by the movie, is a global initiative dedicated to combating child trafficking and educating on child mental health.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2023-07-25

Voices, The Peoples News

July 25, 2023
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate
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# Border / Immigration / Migrants
DOJ Threatens to Sue Texas Gov. Abbott for Installing Barrels Wrapped in Razor Wire in Rio Grande The U.S. Justice Department is threatening to sue the state of Texas after Republican Governor Greg Abbott installed barrels wrapped in razor wire in the Rio Grande https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.tpr.org/border-immigration/2023-07-21/doj-to-sue-texas-over-gov-abbotts-operation-lone-star-border-security-program__;!!On18fmf1aQ!0G_4879cuEFPAsYw00e17St5j_onLo_l6QmAB3wB259PSP3JKh4Oy_aCsaolaCQzPP17eTh4DGhZRH1bN_nkmsRS4n-FRnFK$

# Bundy Rides Again
Jury Decides Ammon Bundy Must Pay More Than $50M for Defaming Hospital: Ammon Bundy Must Pay More Than $50M for Defaming Hospital: The anti-government leader waged a crusade over treatment of an ally’s grandson, known as Baby Cyrus.

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
14-Year-Old’s Death After Pfizer COVID Shot a “Significant Public Concern,” Coroner Says: Historically, inquests investigate suspicious or mysterious deaths and set precedents for the medical community, bridging the gap between criminal justice and public health. The multi-day inquest for the family of Joseph McGinty is in progress and a jury will hear evidence surrounding the teenager’s sharp decline and death less than a month after being administered the COVID shot.1

Debilitating Autonomic Nervous System Disorder after COVID Vaccines: Several studies have reported adverse events following vaccination, including an increasing number of reports of several neurological and cardiovascular manifestations that are inclusive of POTS. POTS is a common autonomic nervous system disorder that is characterized by tachycardia or an increase of 30 beats/minute or more during 10 minutes of being in the standing position and orthostatic intolerance symptoms. POTS symptomatology includes palpitations, pre-syncope, generalized weakness, light-headedness, nausea, and headache that lasts for more than three months.

U.S. Military Confirms Myocarditis Spike After COVID Vaccine Introduction: Cases of myocarditis soared among U.S. service members in 2021 after the COVID-19 vaccines were rolled out, a top Pentagon official has confirmed. There were 275 cases of myocarditis in 2021—a 151 percent spike from the annual average from 2016 to 2020

Insane in the membrane: Biden admin allocates $5 billion for new COVID vaccines with little manufacturing guidance: The initiative, known as Project NextGen, has left manufacturers confused about whether they are even eligible for funding.

# Education / Schools
Veterans Push Back Against Military Recruitment in Schools:  In order to counter both the narrative and incentives that military recruiters offer young people, veterans try to share the truth about traumatic personal experiences as well as practical information. With these challenges in mind, [the nonprofit] NNOMY produced a video called “Before You Enlist!” The 16-minute video seeks to lay out a case against military service that preempts the military’s psychological recruitment tactics. With veteran stories and statistics, the video debunks perks, such as “free education” and job training, that the military uses to appeal to potential recruits.
See also: Before You Enlist! https://urldefense.com/v3/__http://beforeyouenlist.org/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!0G_4879cuEFPAsYw00e17St5j_onLo_l6QmAB3wB259PSP3JKh4Oy_aCsaolaCQzPP17eTh4DGhZRH1bN_nkmsRS4lDb9vDl$

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
New North Sea oil and gasfields will emit as much carbon as 14m cars, report says: Carbon dioxide pollution from fossil fuel emissions is a significant driver of climate change, with far-reaching health effects. As carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases accumulate in the atmosphere, they trap heat, leading to global warming. This warming contributes to more frequent and severe extreme weather events, rising sea levels, and disruptions to ecosystems, impacting human health in various ways

Proposed Regulatory Changes Would Raise the Cost of Oil Drilling on Public Land: The new rules would raise more money for cleanup operations and bring more revenue to oil-producing states, but are a far cry from fulfilling President Biden’s promise to end extraction on public lands.

Analysis details how Wall Street underwriting quietly funnels billions into fossil fuels: “Underwriting is a huge missing piece of net-zero transition plans, allowing big U.S. banks to continue to help fossil fuel companies raise billions of dollars with limited scrutiny,” said one campaigner. Since 2016, the six largest U.S. banks—JPMorgan Chase, Citi, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, and Goldman Sachs—have provided more than $433 billion in lending and underwriting to 30 of the companies doing the most to increase fossil fuel extraction and combustion worldwide, the report notes.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure For unhoused people in America’s hottest large city, heat waves are a merciless killer: People experiencing homelessness are dying in cities throughout the U.S. as climate change caused by burning fossil fuels results in record-breaking heat waves.

The environmental impacts of war: Research by Brown University is shedding light on the impact of the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and other conflict zones, finding that the U.S. military, among others, contributes significantly to climate change, becoming one of the world’s top greenhouse gas emitters through the fighting of battles. Militaries consume enormous amounts of fossil fuels. Bombing and other methods of modern warfare directly harm wildlife and biodiversity. Pollution from war contaminates bodies of water, soil, and air. Warfare releases greenhouse gas emissions.

The United States Helped Block a G20 Deal to Boost Renewables, an Ominous Sign for COP28: The United States actively blocked what would have been a major agreement between some of the world’s wealthiest nations to dramatically increase their development of renewable energy, largely because the proposal didn’t include language supporting carbon capture technologies, hydrogen fuel and other controversial solutions for addressing climate change.

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals
‘Outrageous’: MEPs condemn pesticide companies for withholding toxicity data: The pesticide companies Bayer and Syngenta have been excoriated in a European parliament hearing after failing to disclose studies on the brain toxicity of their products. The pesticide companies Bayer and Syngenta have been excoriated in a European parliament hearing after failing to disclose studies on the brain toxicity of their products https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/jul/19/meps-condemn-pesticide-companies-withholding-toxicity-data__;!!On18fmf1aQ!0G_4879cuEFPAsYw00e17St5j_onLo_l6QmAB3wB259PSP3JKh4Oy_aCsaolaCQzPP17eTh4DGhZRH1bN_nkmsRS4vPI_F2P$

# Gov / Politics
Will Kevin McCarthy’s “Crazy Bastards” Bring the Economy to the Brink Again? The Speaker’s far-right flank is already threatening to force through another hard-line wish list, potentially teeing up a budget scuffle that could end in a shutdown. Both parties have long anticipated a September showdown over keeping the government funded. This week, House Republicans will take their first shot in the fiscal battle

Former Anti-Abortion Leader and Aide to Alabama Lt. Gov. Arrested on Child Sex Abuse Charges: Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth once called Cole Wagner “a whiz-kid” and a “bright, young guy.” The former chair of an anti-abortion committee in Alabama was arrested last week on charges of sexual abuse of a child younger than 12, according to the Alabama Political Reporter

Trump Returns to Pennsylvania With a $35,000 Unpaid Bill: Erie Mayor Wants Cash Up Front for Trump Rally: The city never received the $35K+ it is owed from Trump’s 2018 event, he said.

Senator Targeted? Fire at Rand Paul’s Office Day After He Referred Fauci for Prosecution : According to a Fox News report, a fire broke out at Senator Ran Paul’s office in Kentucky just one day after the lawmaker referred COVID doctor Anthony Fauci to the DOJ for prosecution.

The Plutocratic Policies of No Labels: Today on TAP: Cutting Social Security, nixing increases to family benefits, No Labels’ economics are old-school Republican. At a time when most Americans believe the United States has become a plutocracy, a candidate like Manchin and a “party” like No Labels can justly be attacked as plutocracy’s friends, just as Trump can be attacked as an autocrat-in-waiting.

Ron DeSantis Axes a Third of Paid Campaign Staff in Shakeup: The cuts reportedly total 38 staffers in all. The cuts, which were confirmed by advisers, will amount to a total of 38 jobs shed across an array of departments.

# Law Enforcment
Police Say He Stabbed a Man to Death While Shouting the N-Word. He’s Charged With Only ‘Peace Disturbance’: The 4th of July killing of Mike Rone in Kansas City is sparking outrage, as the alleged killer may soon make bail

Fake-Ticket Champ in Connecticut Trooper Scandal, Revealed: As outrage grows over the fraudulent tickets that marred the state’s racial-profiling data, the governor announces an independent investigation

# Legal / DOJ
Key Figure In Effort To Overturn 2020 Election Gives 1,000s Of Files To Special Counsel: Bernard Kerik worked with Rudy Giuliani to investigate unfounded claims of voter fraud after the 2020 presidential election.

# Media
The Magical Math Behind Disney’s Content Purge: Streaming services are pulling content to avoid paying workers, and could claim a tax break for doing so.

Strike Averted as UPS Workers Get ‘Best Contract in History’: “We demanded the best contract in the history of UPS, and we got it,” Teamsters said. UPS and the Teamsters union have reached a tentative contract on working conditions for the 340,000 unionized employees at the shipping giant, both parties announced Tuesday. The contract, if ratified, would avert a strike that was shaping up to be the biggest in 60 years.

# Medical / Health
Pittsburgh-area hospitals tackling climate emissions, pollution and waste: “We realized early on that we need to be part of the work, not just make an ask of the system. I want the planet to be a safe place for my kids and my grandkids and the next generation.”

Hospitals hope new Congress doesn’t bring new DSH cuts to safety-net hospitals: A collection of nine hospital groups wrote to congressional leadership Monday calling for action to stave off $8 billion in cuts to Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments that could start Oct. 1. While Congress has traditionally delayed the cuts, Republicans and Democrats have been sparring lately on whether the GOP aims to cut Medicaid.

The WHO Is a Real and Present Danger: Our governments intend to transfer decisions over our health, families, and societal freedoms to the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), whenever he or she declares it necessary. The success of this transfer of power depends on public ignorance of its implications, and of the nature of the WHO itself and its recent pandemic policy reversals.

# UFO Disclosure / Other
Tennessee Republican Representative Tim Burchett said this week that Americans “deserve to know” about aliens and UFOs or unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs). “That’s what it is about: aliens … I think people deserve to know,” Burchett told Politico, while speaking about a potential House Oversight Committee hearing on UFOs and UAPs. The comments by Burchett come amid ongoing discussion about UFOs, UAPs and aliens throughout the U.S. after Air Force veteran David Grusch, told NewsNation that the U.S. Military has a secret program that previously recovered wreckage of a UFO.

Ezra Klein Interviews Leslie Kean: A decorated former combat officer and an intelligence officer named David Grusch, who had worked on the government’s Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force, said he had turned whistle-blower, and he had testified under oath that he has been told reliably, and given evidence of, secret government programs that have, over a long period of time, recovered and definitively analyzed crash materials, that we have this stuff, and it is being kept from Congress, it is being hidden. And if it were just him, maybe you would dismiss it.

# Water
Funding poised to dry up for water projects in Ohio and other states if proposed budget cuts become law: The House proposal would now slash total funding for the clean water state revolving fund by about two-thirds, from $1.6 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2022 and 2023 to $535 million. And total funding for the drinking water state revolving fund would go from about $1.1 billion as of FY 2022 and 2023 to about $460 million.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2023-07-24

Voices, The Peoples News

July 24, 2023
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
A Catastrophic Flood on California’s Central Coast Has Plunged Already Marginalized Indigenous Farmworkers Into Crisis: Cascading climate disasters and unjust labor and immigration policies leave undocumented farm laborers without a safety net.

The Native American Activists Exposing Celeb ‘Race-Fakers’: The Tribal Alliance Against Frauds (TAAF) has only been around a year, but it’s made waves addressing alleged race-fakers who the organization say co-opt Native American cultures and stereotypes for monetary and professional gain. “This is the last nail in the coffin of our genocide because these pretendians are, literally, erasing us by replacing us,” TAAF’s director, Lianna Costantino, said in an interview with The Daily Beast.

Indigenous Remains Destroyed as Federal Studies Undermine Repatriation Efforts: Federal funds have created incentives for institutions to hold on to ancestral remains, subverting the goals of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).

# Border / Immigration / Migrants
Along Texas’ floating border barrier, migrant children left bloody by razor wire:  An internal e-mail from a Texas state trooper, revealed this week, raised the alarm that the state’s efforts had become “inhumane.” On Friday, USA TODAY observed how that razor wire has slashed not just adults but young children.

Mexico’s Migrant Shelters Are Operating at 900% Capacity Due to U.S. Border Policy: The end of Title 42 obscures a harsh reality: New policies have created a dangerous limbo for migrants in Mexico. Mainstream media are obscuring a harsher reality, in which new policies have turned Mexico into a holding country for refugees and migrants.

Border Patrol Is Caging Migrants Outdoors During Deadly Arizona Heatwave: Photos taken by The Intercept show dozens of people trapped with little shade in a lethal desert. Roughly 50 migrants stand caged in an outdoor pen in the record breaking heat at the Ajo Border Patrol Station in Why, Ariz., on July 20, 2023. “We are absolutely horrified at learning about how people are being treated at the border wall and the Ajo border patrol station — it is inhumane.

Abbott Defies DOJ, Won’t Remove ‘Cruel’ Floating Barriers: The White House called Abbott’s defiance “dangerous and unlawful.” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) informed the Biden administration that he will not comply with the Justice Department’s (DOJ) request to remove the floating barriers in the Rio Grande River and was prepared to battle the administration in court.

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
Researchers study links between COVID and POTS: The authors shared more research is needed to understand these connections, but this type of ongoing research could strengthen physician-patient communication and boost vaccine uptake.

Key Scientist in Covid Origin Controversy Misled Congress on Status of $8.9 Million NIH Grant: Kristian Andersen had a major grant proposal on Anthony Fauci’s desk while writing a paper exonerating an NIH-funded lab in Wuhan, documents show.

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
Major cuts to Social Security are back on the table. What’s being proposed now? Bloomberg noted workers expecting an earlier retirement benefit will see lifetime payouts reduced if the full retirement age is raised. Those payouts could be drastically reduced for seniors who claim benefits at age 62, when you are first eligible.

The Predators Making Big Profits From Poverty: The shady tax refund industry skims onerous junk fees from low-income returns and shares personal taxpayer data in the process.

# Education / Schools
Race was a factor in Black professor’s failed hiring, Texas A&M department head says: A Texas A&M department head involved in the failed efforts to recruit a black journalism professor said Friday that then-President M. Katherine Banks interfered in the hiring process and that race was a factor in university officials’ decision to water down her job offer

GOP Planned to Destroy Public Education in Ohio. We Defeated Them – for Now: SB 83 is part of a larger right-wing goal seeking to muzzle any and all education about structural oppression.

# Employment / Labor
Dems Push Biden Administration for new worker protections: Democrats are asking for better regulations to ensure workers have adequate water breaks, rests, shaded areas or air conditioning, medical services, and “a plan for acclimatization to high-heat work conditions.”

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
Pacific seabed mining delayed as international agency finalizes rules: Efforts to extract the metals used in car batteries have been pushed off amid pressure from environmentalists and nations that oppose them.

Small-town GOP officials are torn over Biden’s clean energy cash: Despite facing opposition, Zartman believes that these projects would bring jobs, increase tax revenue, and have positive effects on local infrastructure. However, the success of President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act, which aims to expand clean-energy tax credits, depends on the cooperation of state and local Republican officials, highlighting an irony in the legislation.

This database exposes the client conflicts of more than 1,500 Big Oil lobbyists: New group reveals that hundreds of schools, municipalities, nonprofit organizations, and more are paying lobbyists who also represent the fossil fuel industry.

US Supreme Court asked to set aside ruling that blocks construction on Mountain Valley Pipeline: The fate of a controversial natural gas pipeline in West Virginia may rest with the U.S. Supreme Court, as the state appealed a lower court’s ruling that temporarily blocked construction despite a Congressional order clearing the way for the project.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure America’s beaches are infested with fecal bacteria. Over half of U.S. beaches are contaminated with fecal bacteria. The study found that 55% of the 3,000 tested beaches had potentially hazardous levels of fecal contamination, primarily due to polluted stormwater runoff, faulty sewage systems, and factory farm pollution.

Proposed BLM ‘Conservation’ Rule Will Create Unnecessary Challenges: Regulatory overreach by federal agencies has become a common theme recently, the recently proposed “Strengthening the Stewardship of America’s Public Lands” rule by the Bureau of Land Management.

As climate clock ticks, US government has been using burning trash to look green: As the trash burns, the municipal incinerator produces enough electricity to power about 45,000 homes and businesses. It also pumps out some of the same kinds of greenhouse gases and other pollutants as power plants that use fossil fuels. But because there’s always more garbage to feed the plant, the electricity it produces can be considered renewable.

The eco collapse we were warned about has begun: The banners of a change inspired by social and climate justice and the effective paths of this socio-ecological transition raised by popular movements are becoming more imperative and urgent today.

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals
New SNAP Work Requirements Go Into Effect Sept. 1: SNAP changes were authorized under the Fiscal Responsibility Act enacted on June 3. The act suspended the debt ceiling but also included discretionary spending caps and changes to mandatory programs to reduce the deficit, including work requirements for SNAP.

# Gov / Politics
Finally, A Third Party For Billionaires: A corporate front group called No Labels is leading a $70 million campaign to give Americans a centrist third-party choice for president because, they claim, people “clearly desire an alternative to what our political system is giving them.” Americans might want a third party, but the latest attempt from No Labels offers more of the same corporate politics with even more billionaire control.

White House to Keep Lines to China Open Despite Hack, Elaborates on Putin ‘Loss’: The Biden administration is “concerned” about a recent Chinese hack targeting the websites of U.S. federal agencies but will “keep the lines of communication open,” John Kirby, National Security Council coordinator for strategic communications, said in an interview Thursday with VOA White House correspondent Paris Huang.

Inside the DeSantis Doc That Showtime Didn’t Want You to See​: Vice put together an in-depth documentary exploring DeSantis’ time at Guantanamo Bay. Showtime suddenly shelved the documentary one day after DeSantis declared for president.

Vivek Ramaswamy Says He Qualified for First Republican Debate in August: The question still remains: Will Trump even show?

Alabama Republicans Refuse to Create New Majority-Black District: “The Quintessential Definition of Noncompliance”: The move comes as House Republicans look to keep their razor-thin majority in 2024. Alabama Republicans passed a redrawn congressional map that appears to spurn a court-ordered mandate to create two majority-Black districts in the state “or something quite close to it.”

Trump’s Attacks on the Legal System Are a Preview of How He Plans to Govern: When Trump says that he wants to concentrate power in the hands of the president, you’d better believe it.

North Carolina GOP’s Plan to Hijack Elections Should Concern Voters Everywhere: North Carolina Republicans wrote the playbook for GOP-controlled legislatures. Now they’re planning a bigger power grab.

Sanders Says He’s Voting Against NDAA: “The Pentagon Doesn’t Need $886 Billion”: The cycle of defense contractors lobbying in order to obtain government contracts is “legalized bribery,” Sen. Bernie Sanders said.

# Legal / DOJ
Years After #MeToo, Defamation Cases Increasingly Target Victims Who Can’t Afford to Speak Out: Sexual abuse victims without the resources to fight off lawsuits may feel forced to recant their accusations, or never speak out in the first place.

Testifying Against Texas, Women Denied Abortions Relive the Pregnancies That Almost Killed Them: The case marks the first time patients denied abortions have sued a state since Roe was overturned.

# Medical / Health
House GOP Proposes Cheaper Health Care at the Cost of Consumer Protections: The bills could allow more employers to bypass Affordable Care Act basic benefit requirements and most state standards.

# Military / Global
‘Something Was Badly Wrong’: When Washington Realized Russia Was Actually Invading Ukraine A first-ever oral history of how top U.S. and Western officials saw the warning signs of a European land war, their frantic attempts to stop it — and the moment Putin actually crossed the border.

Senior White House Correspondent: Ukraine is losing badly: Hopes were high throughout the spring, as a Ukrainian military equipped with Western weapons prepared to launch a counteroffensive that would reclaim land seized by Russia, which had invaded its much smaller neighbor for the second time in early 2022.

# Nuclear
Fish Caught Near Fukushima Exceeds Limit of Radioactive Cesium by 180 Times: The fish was cauThe black rockfish caught on 18 May was found by plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) to have 18,000 becquerels per kilogram of cesium-137, compared with the legal maximum level of 100 becquerels per kg caught near a drainage outlet where water will be treated and released from the power plant next month.

# Pharmaceuticals / Drugs
What’s in New Anthrax Vaccine? Aluminum, Formaldehyde and Benzethonium Chloride: The final product contains no dead or live bacteria. The final product is formulated to contain 1.2 mg/mL aluminum, added as aluminum hydroxide in 0.85% sodium chloride. The product is formulated to contain 25 µg/mL benzethonium chloride and 100 µg/mL formaldehyde, added as preservatives.
See also: Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed Package Inserts https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK220516/*:*:text=The*20final*20product*20contains*20no*20dead*20or*20live*20bacteria.,mL*20formaldehyde*2C*20added*20as*20preservatives__;I34lJSUlJSUlJSUlJSUl!!On18fmf1aQ!xgGi7Of3262Q_5iMiffDRmfCn28MxFALCuV9s7KtIkUbbhcxJk-q4pVbAI5rYidGhZTMiAvPr3yicmungvd9OGopvdsGEJMX$

# Social
We Can’t Tackle Gun Violence Until We Address Racial Inequity: Years of abandonment of working-class Black communities and incredible wealth inequality lies at the root of this issue.

# UFO Disclosure / Other
Congressional Hearing About UFOs Kicks Off This Week: “We’re Done With the Cover-Up”: In a rare bipartisan effort, Republicans and Democrats want to shine a light on documented mysterious aerial sightings.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2023-07-22

Voices, The Peoples News

July 22, 2023
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate

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Scam Alert:
Some Americans are receiving emails notifying them of
their eligibility for another stimulus check from the federal
government, but President Biden is not sending out any
new direct payments—it’s a phishing scam.

Multiple local outlets have reported that their viewers
have recently received emails from an address claiming
to be the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that allege
hundreds of dollars in 2023 tax refunds are available
if recipients provide missing information.

Is Biden Sending Another Stimulus Check?
What to Know About ‘IRS’ Email

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# Archaeology
Missing Israeli Treasures Found at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago – How Did They Get There? The archeological items were shipped from Israel to the United States for a Hanukkah event attended by Trump, then in office, and Saul Fox, a major Jewish-American donor to the Antiquities Authority.

# Border / Immigration / Migrants
Gov. Abbott: Texas has the sovereign authority to defend its borders: Texas has a right to defend its own border, Gov. Greg Abbott said on Friday in response to the U.S. Department of Justice demanding the state remove marine barriers placed in the Rio Grande River in the Eagle Pass area of Texas.

# Children / Youth
The Human Trafficking Institute reports that there are currently nearly 5,000,000 sex-trafficking victims of whom 1,000,000 are children, most of them girls. Human trafficking is the crime of using force, fraud, or coercion to compel an individual to work or to engage in a commercial sex act.[Trailor on site] https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.outkick.com/medias-insane-attacks-on-sound-of-freedom-speak-volumes/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!17rW7Bo07ZqFPkZU0rKY54UsmvDSZ0pw9-6eSszyedEh51bo7EvQCOoC_dAh84O5C_v7kSVN1b6u0Vji9t4W4vSH0dZV5pXR$

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
Spending Fight Could Reach ‘World War III’ Levels, Lawmaker Warns: The move comes as members of the House Freedom Caucus and the Republican Study Commission insist that Republican appropriators stick to the 2022 discretionary spending level of $1.47 trillion. Instead, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy agreed to a discretionary spending level of $1.59 trillion for fiscal year 2024, angering conservatives who want to see bigger cuts in federal spending.

House GOP Readies More Cuts to Fiscal 2024 Appropriations Bills: House Republican leaders are moving toward deeper cuts in the fiscal 2024 appropriations bills in an effort to win over votes from hard-line conservatives as bills start to move to the House floor next week

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure Facing a Plunge in Salmon Numbers in the Kuskokwim and Yukon Rivers, Alaskans Seek a Voice in Fishing Policy: Rising temperatures and commercial trawling in the Bering Sea are making it harder for salmon to survive and swim back upriver. The reverberations are both cultural and economic.

A Reckoning in North Birmingham as EPA Studies the ‘Cumulative Impacts’ of Pollution and Racism: With the EPA review ongoing at the 35th Avenue Superfund site, the Southern Environmental Law Center on Friday threatened new federal litigation against Bluestone Coke for alleged wastewater pollution.

# General News
Former President Donald Trump suggests if he is put in pre-trial detention, some of his ‘passionate’ supporters could be dangerous

Mysterious Buyer Picks Up Desolate $22.5m California Ghost Town: Nestled in Riverside County outside Joshua Tree National Park, “Eagle Mountain” was founded as a company town for Kaiser Steel Mine in 1948, CBS Moneywatch reported. The entire property and mining claims were purchased for $22.5 million on April 17, public records show. The buyer, Ecology Mountain Holdings, has little public presence aside from a business address in Cerritos.

# Gov / Politics
Senate passes measure that would keep president from pulling out of NATO without approval: The move coincides with alliance skeptic Donald Trump’s front-runner status as the Republican presidential nominee in 2024.

Busted: FBI Corroborates $10M Bribery Scheme Involving Joe Biden: The informant, who was interviewed by the FBI in 2020, alleged that Mykola Zlochevsky – the owner of the Ukrainian gas firm Burisma – admitted to a scheme that involved bribing both President Biden and Hunter with $5 million each.

‘Ultimate white privilege guy’ Hunter Biden could be hit with 10 criminal referrals: House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer joked on Thursday that first son Hunter Biden is the “ultimate white privilege guy” after Democrats accused Republicans of appropriating the phrase “two-tier justice system” from the civil rights movement during a congressional hearing on Wednesday.

Prosecutor who investigated Hunter Biden is son of crooked IRS agent: Meyer Weiss, whose son David served as the US Attorney for Delaware, was convicted in 1985 of taking more than $200,000 from businessmen looking to skirt federal tax laws, according to the nonprofit Marco Polo. The elder Weiss worked at the IRS in Philadelphia from 1955 to 1984. The story of his disgrace was covered by the Washington Post in 1984. “Mr. Weiss confessed and cooperated in the investigation,” court records read.

Secret Document Reveals U.S. Covered Up Evidence of Civilian Deaths in Syrian Raid: A formerly classified document published Friday by NPR revealed how the Pentagon dismissed highly credible evidence of civilian deaths caused by the October 2019 U.S. assassination of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Syria.

He Became the The First Black Mayor in A Rural Alabama Town— And Then White Leaders Revolted! Newberrn, Alabama’s first Black Mayor says white former city officials orchestrated a relentless campaign to keep him from serving. Patrick Braxton, 57, is one of several plaintiffs named in Braxton et al v. Stokes et al.4

U.S. sold weapons to at least 57 percent of the world’s autocratic countries in 2022: Despite the White House’s rhetoric about supporting global democracy, the U.S. sold weapons in 2022 to 57 percent of the world’s authoritarian regimes. The U.S. is the world’s leading arms exporter, shipping almost $9.4 billion in arms to nearly 100 different countries around the globe in 2020 alone. In recent years, 22 countries have spent over $1 billion purchasing weapons from the U.S.

# Gov / Politics / Global
China is responding to US sanctions, with blocking laws and other countermeasures: China also enacted the Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law in 2021. This law authorizes China to take action, such as restrictions on visas and who can enter or exit the country, when a foreign country adopts what China sees as discriminatory measures against any Chinese citizen or organization.

# Legal / DOJ
DOJ Vows to Sue If Texas Gov. Abbott Doesn’t Remove Floating Barrier  From Rio Grande: Texas’ actions “violate federal law, raise humanitarian concerns, present serious risks to public safety and the environment, and may interfere with the federal government’s ability to carry out its official duties.”

# Military / DOD
Senate bill renews effort to enlist non-citizens in the military: Sen. Duckworth is leading a renewed push to allow the Defense Department to enlist people who have lived in the U.S. for five years, including those who entered the country  as children and are now protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program.

CIAgate Substack: How CIA-linked companies make money on military aid to Ukraine. How the fraud scheme involving U.S. supplies of UAVs to Ukraine is organized. Personalities in the American intelligence community, who stay behind this money theft. WARNING – The information is so detailed that we believe it is our duty to report their dossiers, even if it is impossible for us to verify them. All links to previous Gospa News articles have been added aftermath for relevance to the topics highlighted

# Military / Global
North Korean nuclear attack would ‘end’ communist regime, Yoon says at US submarine: South Korea’s leader boarded a nuclear-capable U.S. ballistic missile submarine this week to warn that a nuclear attack by North Korea “would lead to the end of the regime.”

North Korea fires ‘several’ cruise missiles into sea, South says, amid soaring tensions: Launches come days after Pyongyang suggested docking of US submarine in South Korea could be grounds for nuclear attack

# Pharmaceuticals / Drugs
Blame capitalism? Why hundreds of decades-old yet vital drugs are nearly impossible to find: Patients and their providers increasingly face limited or nonexistent supplies of drugs, many of which treat essential conditions such as cancer, heart disease and bacterial infections. The American Society of Health System Pharmacists now lists over 300 active shortages, primarily of decades-old generic drugs no longer protected by patents.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2023-07-21

Voices, The Peoples News

July 21, 2023
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate

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# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
U.S. rep calls for more safeguards on how welfare money is spent: An Illinois congressman is calling for more scrutiny on the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. The call follows a scandal in Mississippi where the Department of Human Services allowed well-connected people to spend tens of millions of welfare dollars intended for needy families on other projects

We Must Stand Up to Chinese Companies Skirting Tariff Laws:  Most people are waking up to the realities of dealing with China. We now know that they are not a friend or a trading partner. They are a competitor that uses technology theft, espionage and mercantilism, whose primary objective is global displacement of the United States. To achieve its goals, the CCP heavily subsidizes companies that operate in the key industries identified in its Made in China 2025 plan. These subsidies make it difficult for U.S. companies to compete

U.S. to Probe Tariff-Dodging Claim Against Chinese Manufacturers: The issue pits U.S. solar manufacturers against installers who use imported cells and modules

# Employment / Labor
Third Teen Worker Killed In Industrial Accident As States Try To Loosen Child Labor Laws: A 16-year-old boy’s death in Mississippi after sustaining on-the-job injuries at an industrial site comes weeks after two other minors died on the job in Missouri and Wisconsin, as lawmakers in several states advocate loosening child labor laws that protect minors from hazardous work.

Julie Su Will Be Acting Labor Secretary Indefinitely: Despite criticism from Republican lawmakers and even some Democratic opponents, Biden’s support for Su has been “unwavering.” Her Senate confirmation was halted after Senate Republicans and two Democrats declined to endorse her. The Biden administration believes she can stay in the “acting” role with no time limit since she was already confirmed as deputy labor secretary by the Senate

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
After litigation and local outcry, energy company says it will not move forward with LNG plant in Florida Panhandle: The company says it reached the decision months ago, although residents only learned of it this week.

A Texas energy company will pay $1.3 million over pollution in the Permian Basin, EPA says: The EPA last year announced aerial surveillance of “super-emitters.” At least one other company in New Mexico faced a similar fine.

Proposed pipeline expansion could upend three states’ climate plans: “These XPress projects are putting millions of cubic feet of gas into the United States at a time when Texas is baking and Oregon is burning.”Utilities say growing demand justifies upgrading the GTN pipeline – but their forecasts may not hold up.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure Alaska will start monitoring villages for PFAS in anticipation of new EPA rules: The state Department of Environmental Conservation will test the drinking water in 193 Alaska Native villages starting this fall.

How Biden steered climate money to red states: Conservative or progressive, urban or rural, pro-oil or pro-renewable, states across the country are taking millions of dollars from the Inflation Reduction Act to plan how to cut climate pollution. At least, most of them are.

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals
The Vice of Spice: Confronting Lead-Tainted Turmeric: To enhance the color of turmeric roots, some traders add a toxic substance called lead chromate. The turmeric purchased abroad, in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Morocco, had the highest lead concentrations, meaning that people all over the world could have been affected. This disparity, the study explained, may have been due to the adulteration of spices in countries with poor regulatory control.

# Gov / Politics / Global
South Korea to China: It’s not you … It’s the US: Most traditional US allies, in Europe and especially in Asia, strike a delicate balance between strong military relationships with the United States and lucrative trade relations with China. South Korea is fast becoming a striking exception.

What’s Causing the Rise in China-South Korea Tensions? Mounting frictions between the two sides appear to be part of China’s efforts to disrupt the ties between South Korea and the United States but could end up drawing the two allies even closer.

North Korea has been warned it will be eradicated if it used nuclear weapons against the US or South Korea: In a grim warning from the South Korean Defense Ministry, Seoul told Kim Jong-Un’s regime that any nuke fired would be the end of North Korea. The ministry said: “In the event of any North Korean nuclear attack against the South Korea-US alliance, it will face an immediate, overwhelming and decisive response from the alliance, and through this, (we) warn strongly again that (the attack) will result in the end of the North Korean regime.”

North Korea will launch a nuclear retaliation “automatically and immediately” if KIM JONG UN is incapacitated in an attack, according to a new law, codifying for the first time that the leader has delegated his strike authority under that severe condition.

The legislation, passed by Kim’s rubber-stamp parliament, also allows for preemptive nuclear strikes if North Korea judges that foreign weapons will soon streak toward its strategic targets or state leadership.

# Gov / Politics
Texas begins withdrawal from multistate partnership to clean voter rolls: A new GOP-backed state law requires Texas to create its own version of a cross-check program or find a vendor that doesn’t cost more than $100,000.

Report: McCarthy Promised to Expunge Trump’s Impeachments: The U.S. Constitution doesn’t include a process for expunging a former president who has been impeached. The symbolic measure is not likely come to a vote before the August recess. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Thursday denied a report claiming he promised former President Donald Trump that the House would hold a vote before its August recess on expunging Trump’s past impeachments.

# Legal / DOJ
Trump Shares Menacing Video as Jan. 6 Indictment Looms: “If you do something bad to us, we are going to do things to you that have never been done before,” Trump is heard saying in the clip. A possible indictment could be handed down as soon as Thursday or Friday, charging the former president in his third criminal case.

# LGBTQ / Gender
Last month, the Republican attorneys general of 19 states sent a letter to President Biden’s HHS Secretary, Xavier Becerra, demanding access to the medical records of people who cross state lines to seek abortions or gender-affirming care. The Biden administration is not cooperating, but the next step will be litigation. The Republicans say that they need out-of-state medical records to enforce state bans on abortion and gender-affirming care.

# Medical / Health
Confusion and stress abound for 500,000 Texans bumped from Medicaid: New federal funding legislation has lifted pandemic-era protections that provided continuous health coverage. Now, a good chunk of people stripped from state Medicaid rolls aren’t aware of their loss of coverage.

How the Affirmative Action Ruling will impact health care: Evidence shows a more diverse workforce of doctors does a better job of treating diverse patients. On June 29, the Supreme Court found race-conscious admissions programs unconstitutional. How will the ruling affect the diversity of health care providers, and ultimately, patient care?

# Military / DOD
US sending more Navy ships, Marines to Gulf to counter Iran: The deployment is the latest move to increase security in the region in the wake of Iranian attempts to seize commercial ships there. Read More

US Navy ‘operationalizes’ drones in 4th Fleet exercise: The U.S. Navy leveraged air and surface drones throughout its two-week UNITAS 2023 naval exercise near Latin America, the first major event since service leadership announced the region would host the sea service’s second unmanned operations hub.

# Nuclear
The Big Problem With Small Nuclear Reactors: The diminutive reactors are likely to be just as prone to delays and cost overruns as their behemoth predecessors.

# Social
60 Years After the March on Washington, 1 in 3 Black Children Live in Poverty: In the wake of a new report, Martin Luther King III says his dad’s dream is not realized and “our work is not over.” The 60th anniversary of the March on Washington will be celebrated on August 28, but advocates say the hard numbers reveal that King’s dream has yet to be realized for millions of people.

# Water
Colorado River’s missing water: Researchers are trying to unravel the mystery of snow that falls but never shows up in the river. “It’s one of those nasty, wicked problems that no one wants to touch,” Lundquist said. “You can’t see it, and very few instruments can measure it. And then people are asking, what’s going to happen with climate change? Are we going to have less water for the rivers? Is more of it going into the atmosphere or not? And we just don’t know.”

# Weather
80 million, that’s how many people in the United States: Nearly a quarter of the nation’s population will experience actual temperatures or a heat index of 105 degrees Fahrenheit through the weekend, the National Weather Service said.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2023-07-20

Voices, The Peoples News

July 20, 2023
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
How Long Delays in Repatriation Let Scientists Damage Native Remains With Government Funds: Federal agencies have awarded millions of dollars to scientific studies on Native American human remains, undermining the goals of NAGPRA as tribes fight for repatriation.

America’s Biggest Museums Fail to Return Native American Human Remains: The remains of more than 100,000 Native Americans are held by prestigious U.S. institutions, despite a 1990 law meant to return them to tribal nations. Here’s how the ancestors were stolen, and how tribes are working to get them back.

The Museum Built on Native American Burial Mounds: For decades, Dickson Mounds Museum in Illinois displayed the open graves of more than 200 Indigenous people. Thirty years after a federal law required museums to begin returning remains, the statewide museum system still holds thousands.

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
Exclusive: Clinical Trial Documents Suggest Moderna Skimped on Autopsies, Discounted Serious Injuries,  Did FDA Know? The documents, previously submitted by Moderna to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as part of the licensing process for Moderna’s Spikevax COVID-19 vaccine, included details on unexplained deaths and fetal abnormalities in animal studies.

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
Why capitalism is leaving the US, in search of profit: Ongoing controversies and alarms surround this capitalist exodus. ‘We may be looking at the end of capitalism’: One of the world’s oldest and largest investment banks warns ‘Greedflation’ has gone too far

‘On what planet is that fiscally responsible?’ GOP spending cuts would kill 500,000 jobs: “Even by the low standards of Congress in 2023, it’s shocking how quickly House Republicans ripped up their end of the bargain that steered the country clear of default last month.”

Union Warns House GOP Proposal May Put Social Security Administration in Crisis: Republicans’ proposed cuts could push the Social Security Administration to close offices and slash hours. A union representing more than 750,000 federal employees warned the House GOP’s proposed cuts for the coming fiscal year would deeply harm the already strained and understaffed agency, potentially forcing it to close offices and slash service hours.

# Education / Schools
Florida Schools to Tell Kids Slavery Benefited Black People: New academic standards slammed as “a big step backward” will require teachers to instruct that enslaved people “developed skills which, in some instances, could be applied for their personal benefit.” The standards, which were approved Wednesday, come in response to the state’s 2022 “Stop WOKE Act,” which stated that race must be taught in “an objective manner” that does not “indoctrinate or persuade students to a particular point of view.”

# Employment / Labor
Unions Are Trying to Save Hollywood From Its Own Foolish Executives, Left to their own devices, the CEOs will ruin the American film and TV industry.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
Energy Company Plotted Gas Plant in Small Pennsylvania Town, But No One Told Residents: Lawmakers helped with a plan to put the natural gas export facility in already polluted Chester, Pennsylvania. In service of its plan to ship liquefied natural gas to Europe, Asia, and Latin America, Penn America has reportedly eyed a privately owned 60-acre site on the Chester waterfront

A Small Town in Pennsylvania Has Been Ripped Apart by a New Gas Plant: There are lessons to be learned from what’s happened in Jessup. The biggest new natural-gas power plant in a state awash with them is taking shape on a mountain ridge overlooking the community it cleaved apart.

Deer Park, Texas, petrochemical fire caused by years of federal and state neglect: For Years, the EPA and Texas Ignored Warning Signs at a Chemical Storage Site. Then an Inferno Erupted. Regulators repeatedly documented, but did little to address, problems at a Houston-area tank farm before a disastrous fire struck in March 2019. The fire released toxic chemicals into nearby communities for weeks.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Global
Amazon oil drilling could damage reefs: Brazilian petrochemical company Petrobras wants to drill exploratory oil wells in the ocean near the mouth of the Amazon. Researchers worry that, if the plan gets approved, inevitable oil leaks could damage nearby ecosystems, including a vast reef system and the second-largest mangrove area in the world.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure ‘We are damned fools’: Scientist who sounded climate alarm in 80s warns of worse to come: James Hansen, who testified to Congress on global heating in 1988, says world is approaching a ‘new climate frontier.’ The world is shifting towards a superheated climate not seen in the past 1m years, prior to human existence, because “we are damned fools

Climate change and extreme weather big yawns for GOP: More than three-quarters of the Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee hail from states under at least one active weather alert, according to an E&E News analysis of National Weather Service data that includes warnings related to excessive heat, flooding and air quality

A vast untapped green energy source is hiding beneath your feet. New experiments in the deserts of Utah and Nevada show how advances in fracking, technology developed by the oil industry, can be repurposed to tap clean geothermal energy anywhere on Earth.

D.C. sues more than 25 companies it says polluted city with toxic chemicals: The attorney general’s office alleged the companies made products that contained dangerous chemicals and hid health risks from the public. D.C.’s attorney general has filed a lawsuit against more than 25 chemical companies, alleging they manufactured and sold products that contained dangerous chemicals that have polluted the city since the 1950s.

‘Underground Climate Change’ Is Shifting Chicago’s Foundations, Study Finds: Climate change is causing global temperatures to rise, leading to droughts, heat waves and wildfires. It is warming the surface of the ocean, intensifying hurricanes and increasing acidity and ecosystem imbalances

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure / Global NASA’s Space Laser is Finally Revealing the Unsolved Mysteries and Hidden Secrets of the Amazon The Mysteries of the Amazon rainforest that have been hidden for nearly five centuries are finally being revealed by a NASA space laser called GEDI.

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals
New SNAP Policy Will Force People Over 50 to Work to Retain Food Benefits: About 750,000 people are forced to work or lose food stamp benefits because of the new bipartisan compromise over SNAP. Previously capped at age 49, the age range of the work mandate will now incorporate a new sliver of the population, for whom unemployment will preclude benefits: able-bodied adults without dependent children, ages 50-54.

Food and beverage companies ‘failing to protect workers from forced labour risks’: The world’s 60 largest food and beverage companies have an average score of just 16/100 when it comes to tackling forced labour risks in their supply chains. KnowTheChain finds ‘alarmingly’ little being done at 60 major companies and urges investor action

# Gov / Politics / Global
Danone prepared to ‘protect its rights’ after Putin takes control of Russian subsidiary: Russian authorities have placed Danone’s Russian subsidiary under ‘temporary external administration.’ Baltika Breweries, in which Carslberg owns a stake, is now also under Putin’s control

# Gov / Politics
Local officials in Harris County are preparing for a Texas law that would dissolve its elections department weeks before elections this year: Texas Republican leaders want to improve elections in the state’s largest county. Their solution could backfire. Unless a judge intervenes, Harris County is expected to dissolve its elections administration office later this year. The duties of running elections will once again be split between the county’s tax assessor and clerk.

IRS whistleblower: Biden family, associates received $17 million from foreign entities: The revelation came as Supervisory Special Agent Gary Shapley and Criminal Investigator Joseph Ziegler, two IRS employees with a combined 27 experience years at the agency, testified before Congress about Hunter Biden’s alleged tax crimes. Ziegler responded to questions from House Oversight Committee Chair Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., laying out about $17 million in alleged payments from 2014 to 2019 to roughly 20 shell companies from Romanian, Chinese and foreign other entities.

‘Once You Start Censoring, You’re on Your Way to Dystopia and Totalitarianism,’ RFK Jr. Tells House Committee: In a hearing marred by contentious interruptions and attempts by House Democrats to remove him as a witness, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., CHD chairman on leave from Children’s Health Defense testified before a U.S. House hearing organized by the Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government.

# Law Enforcment
Sounds pretty unconstitutional! The Crazily Unconstitutional New Laws Trying to Criminalize Filming Cops: “Few seem to have noticed that a dangerous legislative campaign is underway,” Julie Stone Peters writes. “Its aim: to shield police brutality by shutting down our cameras.” She shines a light on the push to criminalize filming the cops.

Arizona House Committee Approves Bill To Criminalize Filming Cops on the Job: “You’ll have a bunch of people who plead to avoid trial or go broke trying to vindicate their rights.” The Arizona House Appropriations Committee on Monday green-lit a bill that would criminalize filming cops on the job in some cases, reinvigorating questions around the constitutionality of such provisions.

Family suspects racist policing, foul play in mysterious death of Daniel Barajas: Barajas was detained by Arkansas police, then found dead on a highway. Now his family is demanding answers. After learning that law enforcement wrongly suspected Barajas of being a drug trafficker even after his death, the Barajas family and their attorney fear he was the victim of racial profiling and “foul play” by local authorities in Saline County.

# Medical / Health
Nebraska teen sent to jail over illegal abortion: A Nebraska teen sentenced to 90 days in jail accused of getting an illegal abortion, and prosecutors used Facebook messages between her and her mother to charge them. The teen’s mother was also charged with assisting her daughter with the abortion, and she pleaded guilty earlier this month

Insurers Use Copay Accumulator Programs to Burden Patients with Higher Costs: As patients struggle with healthcare costs, an often-overlooked cost driver is the health insurer’s use of copay accumulator programs. A recent analysis found these programs disproportionately affect patients suffering from chronic illnesses.

Updated “Nursing Home Inspect.” Here’s What Changed: The new and improved nursing home database includes more data, new views that summarize problems, and advanced search features to help you navigate the new information.

# Military / DOD
US State Dept. clears $2.9 billion sale of missiles to Germany: The U.S. has approved a potential sale with Germany for Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles and similar equipment. The possible foreign military sale would see Germany receive up to 969 AIM-120C-8 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles and related equipment, according to a July 19 news release by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which notified Congress of the department’s approval.

Senate Takes Up Controversial Defense Bill After House Brawl: Senate lawmakers are taking up their version of the annual defense policy bill, less than a week after their colleagues in the House pushed through a highly controversial and partisan version of the must-pass legislation.

Wanted for Murder, an Army Vet Escaped to Ukraine, and Fought the Russians: Facing extradition to Florida, Craig Lang joined an ultranationalist militia in Ukraine after Russia invaded in 2022.

DoD artificial intelligence agents successfully pilot fighter jet: Watch AI pilot a fighter jet in the skies over Edwards Air Force Base in California in a series of recent flight tests https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.ai.gov/dod-artificial-intelligence-agents-successfully-pilot-fighter-jet/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ws9M7KJCdMCvVebqo9Ro36AktvPpjtWpjsbzb39U1lXqY8B59QD2ZoP24LJzcIEU6GMicQhchY-X3dpq3BAD-_rXh2whbNpQ$

# Military / Global
Ukraine Begins Firing U.S.-Provided Cluster Munitions At Russian Forces: After weeks of intense debates and controversies, Ukraine has begun firing US-provided cluster munitions at Russian forces in the raging war.

China to hold naval drills with Russia despite ongoing Ukraine war: The move comes despite the growing economic and humanitarian repercussions of Russia’s 16 month-old air, sea and ground assault. China said Wednesday it has dispatched navy ships in preparation for joint exercises with Russia’s sea forces, in a sign of Beijing’s continuing support for Moscow’s invasion of neighboring Ukraine.

# Space
Extreme High Altitude Aircraft Successfully Flies into the Stratosphere over White Sands Missile Range: A potentially revolutionary unmanned pseudo-satellite that runs completely on solar power has just completed its first test flight by reaching the stratosphere over the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.

# UFO Disclosure / Other
National Security Subcommittee Hearing on UAP: Here’s what to expect next week: With the latest in a series of Congressional hearings on unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAP) quickly approaching, this week in our analysis, we’ll be looking at 1: latest news on next week’s National Security Subcommittee Hearing on UAP, 2: witnesses  that will be providing testimony during the hearing, and 3) what we expect out of next week’s open session.

# Technology
Future of Satellite Internet: OneWeb vs Starlink: Starlink is already selling its services to the end-users, while OneWeb is targeting other companies (Internet of Things, mostly) rather than the end users. So, is OneWeb internet available? Not just yet, but it should become fully operational in late 2023.8 hours ago

# Water
Missouri warned feds in 2021 radioactive contamination of groundwater wasn’t improving: The Department of Energy says it will evaluate alternative ideas to decontaminate the site and groundwater. Federal agencies and private companies, for decades, downplayed concerns about radiological contamination or failed to investigate it fully at sites in St. Louis and St. Charles counties.

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