Voices, The Peoples News No. 2023-09-29

Voices, The Peoples News

September 29, 2023
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate
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# Indigenous
Inside the High-Security “Black Site” Where Leonard Peltier Is Incarcerated: The prison where the Indigenous activist is held has been in a near-constant state of lockdown for almost four years. Peltier, who is now spending his 48th year in captivity, sits on his bunk, across from his cellie, ‘locked down’ in a cramped and concrete maximum-security cell designed for one man. The Bureau of Prison’s “lockdown” phenomenon has spread to other federal facilities, but nowhere is as pronounced and as repressive as at USP Coleman I, part of the nation’s biggest federal prison complex

# Border / Immigration / Migrants
More refugees to come from Latin America, Caribbean under Biden’s new 125,000 refugee cap: The total is 125,000, the same as this year. But in a significant shift, the administration said it aims to admit 35,000 to 50,000 refugees from Latin America and the Caribbean compared to this year’s goal of 15,000.

Biden administration to start giving foreign aid for deportations: The Biden administration plans to notify Congress on Friday that it intends to spend up to $10 million in foreign aid on a pilot program to help Panama deport more migrants who do not qualify for protections, sources directly familiar tell Axios.

# Censorship?
The Biden-Big Tech Collusion Case: Key Excerpts from Article on Website of Wall Street Journal.

Weaponization subcommittee backs state lawsuit in Biden, Big Tech censorship case, ‘Un-American’: House Republicans are throwing their support behind a multistate lawsuit against the Biden administration over alleged collusion with social media companies to censor free speech.

House Republicans throw support behind collusion case against Biden, Big Tech: “[E]vidence shows that the Biden Administration has relentlessly pressured private entities, sometimes in cooperation with other private entities, to censor speech that the Administration disliked,” the brief said.

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
Monopolist Secrecy Demands Are Overwhelming and May Be Illegal: One anti-monopoly group contends that withholding basic financial information violates federal securities laws.

GOP shutdown threat is the wrong way to win a budget war, history shows a better strategy for reducing the deficit: Shutting down the government won’t help reduce the deficit. Here’s what would.

# Employment / Labor
The United Auto Workers Strike Is the Latest GOP Culture War Talking Point: The United Auto Workers union expanded its strike Friday, bringing the number of employees who walked off the job to demand higher wages and better benefits from Detroit’s Big Three carmakers to 25,000.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Could the 151-year-old mining law finally be reformed? A working group calls for reforms in advance of a green metals boom: In 1974, the U.S. Government Accountability Office issued a report urging Congress to modernize the 1872 Mining Law, which makes ‘all valuable mineral deposits’ in public lands ‘free and open to exploration.’ The law, signed into being by President Ulysses S. Grant, was clearly antiquated and obsolete; its goal of encouraging corporate colonization and white settlement of the Western U.S. accomplished ages ago, now it was adversely affecting public lands and their management. It was high time for an overhaul. Congress, however, did not heed the call.

Not in my back yard: Wealthy, white communities oppose wind energy: Although they may support clean energy, many white and wealthy communities don’t want wind turbines close to their homes. Nearly one in five wind energy projects in North America faced community opposition, especially in white and wealthy communities, according to a new study

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure Flash Flooding Leaves Parts of New York City Under Water: Flash flood warnings were issued for most of the city, as well as surrounding counties in New Jersey, Connecticut, and the Hudson Valley. ‘Our climate is changing faster than our infrastructure can respond,’ says Rohit Aggarwala from New York’s Department of Environmental Protection

# General News
Mark Milley takes safety precautions after Trump suggests he should be executed: The Army general Trump accused of high treason, said he’s been “faithful and loyal” to the Constitution over his entire 44-plus years of service. Trump made the threat while accusing Milley of partnering with China to conspire against his presidency https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.military.com/daily-news/2023/09/28/gen-mark-milley-says-he-has-taken-measures-protect-family-after-trump-suggests-he-should-be-executed.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!2fSOfILaaR0sxzQd8NUVy852X3bJg8PVSA8Ru2uxBIc1RVfDJl1nswBUS5v7EkAqZMukWM1kARAKLR_HL896MELITxULiRHS$

Mark Milley Says U.S. Military Won’t Obey A ‘Wannabe Dictator’: “We don’t take an oath to a country, we don’t take an oath to a tribe, we don’t take an oath to a religion, we don’t take an oath to a king or a queen, or to a tyrant or a dictator, and we don’t take an oath to a wannabe dictator,” the outgoing chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at his farewell ceremony.

# Gov / Politics / Global
Russia’s Alliance Woes Pile Up With a New Public Warning: The Kremlin is fuming about Armenia’s efforts to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), which has issued an arrest warrant against Vladimir Putin in connection with alleged war crimes in Ukraine. Kremlin Spokersperson Dmitry Peskov warned that Armenia’s interest in joining the ICC is “extremely hostile” to Russia.

# Gov / Politics
California Senator Dianne Feinstein has died. She was 90. The longtime senator had suffered from extensive health issues for more than a year, leading many to wonder about her fitness for office. Her cause of death was unclear as of Friday morning. Feinstein’s death, first reported by Punchbowl News and confirmed by several other outlets, including the New York Times and AP, marks the end of a distinguished senatorial career.

Senator Tim Kaine gave a speech on the Senate floor on June 16. He said “The United States didn’t inherit slavery from anybody. We created it.” Since American’s haven’t been taught American History for decades, he could say ridiculous bromides like that and get away with it.  slavery is a global phenomenon of our world, no country escaped slavery. Unfortunately, in America, the issue of slavery provided Socialist Charlatans with a narrative to exploit the division between whites and blacks, ignorance has become a radical force fighting the political system https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://drrichswier.com/2023/09/27/slavery-has-no-color-karl-marx-slavery-and-stalinist-socialist-charlatans/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=slavery-has-no-color-karl-marx-slavery-and-stalinist-socialist-charlatans__;!!On18fmf1aQ!2fSOfILaaR0sxzQd8NUVy852X3bJg8PVSA8Ru2uxBIc1RVfDJl1nswBUS5v7EkAqZMukWM1kARAKLR_HL896MELITzBsl5FS$
See also: Tim Kaine Speech Transcript:

Trump’s Plans for a Second Term Are So Bad That They Almost Make the First One Look Good: Given how the first one went, you can probably guess why that’s a bad thing. ‘Really dangerous territory,’ Trump offers a telling clue about second term plans. The former president has focused his third bid for the presidency almost exclusively on the past, as well as on his mounting legal troubles and personal grievances.

Impeachment inquiry hearing sets the stage for subpoenas, next round of evidence: House Republicans laid out their evidence Thursday at the first impeachment inquiry hearing for President Joe Biden and argued more evidence will be on the way. Near the end of the hearing, Comer announced that he is issuing subpoenas for Hunter Biden’s and James Biden’s business and personal bank records. “The witnesses today have all identified the evidence that the committee has uncovered as deserving further inquiry,” Comer said.

Expert estimates $25B of fraud annually in federal food stamp program: A security expert says Congress should reduce food stamp fraud as it faces a Saturday deadline to renew the Farm Bill

Trump World 2025: Conservatives are busy preparing for a Republican president to take power in January 2025. Polling shows the firm frontrunner for the GOP nomination is former incumbent Donald Trump. Some right-wing campaigners believe the radicalism of Trump’s policy agenda during his first term was severely undermined by bureaucrats, whom they term as the “deep state.” The campaigners are preparing a more-radical strategy, should Trump return to the White House.

Biden, Bibi agree Saudi mega-deal must include steps to keep two-state solution alive: The Biden administration is pushing to get a mega-deal with Saudi Arabia and Israel before the 2024 presidential campaign consumes Biden’s agenda.

# Legal / DOJ
Star GOP Witness Immediately Pours Cold Water on Impeachment: Republicans’ long-shot attempt to impeach President Joe Biden got off to a rocky start Thursday, with their star witness, legal expert Jonathan Turley, outright saying he doesn’t see any evidence to support impeachment. “I do not believe that the current evidence would support articles of impeachment,” he testified.

Muslims traveled to New Mexico from Georgia ‘to get an army together’ and train them ‘to kill people for Allah’: Sep. 22,2023, New Mexico became the focus of national attention in 2018 when two men and three women were found living with 11 children in a makeshift compound north of Taos stocked with guns and ammunition, a firing range and a mysterious 100-foot tunnel. Authorities found 11 malnourished children and the remains of a 4-year-old boy in the tunnel. All but the boy’s father are facing federal charges of kidnapping and conspiracy to commit kidnapping https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/09/muslims-traveled-to-new-mexico-from-georgia-to-get-an-army-together-and-train-them-to-kill-people-for-allah__;!!On18fmf1aQ!2fSOfILaaR0sxzQd8NUVy852X3bJg8PVSA8Ru2uxBIc1RVfDJl1nswBUS5v7EkAqZMukWM1kARAKLR_HL896MELIT2qgjgjg$

# Media
How social media platforms can reduce polarization: Polarization is widely recognized as one of the most pressing issues now facing the United States. Even as polarization has increased in recent years, survey research has consistently shown that many Americans think the nation is more divided than it truly is.

How We View and Use Social Media is Key in Fighting Polarization: Changing how we use social media, including how we analyze and assess media messages, can close the gaps in our divided country.

# Medical / Health
Can mRNA Vaccines Help Treat Cancer?  mRNA-based cancer treatment vaccines have been tested in small trials for nearly a decade, with some promising early results.

1st ARPA-H Grant: mRNA-Based Anti-Cancer and Anti-Microbial Vaccine Development: New “Moonshot” Federal Agency Award Uses Designer mRNA to Instruct Dendritic Cells, a Key Initiator of Immune Responses, in Attempt to Program Patient-Specific Treatments. Cancer vaccines utilizing mRNA vaccine technology have such potential that ARPA-H, a newly established White House-originated program, has made it the focus of its first ever grant, announced today.

mRNA from COVID-19 treatment to cancer immunotherapy: This review provides an overview covering mRNA from its use in the COVID-19 pandemic to cancer immunotherapy, starting from the selection of appropriate antigens, tumor-associated and tumor-specific antigens, neoantigens, the basics of optimizing the mRNA molecule in terms of stability, efficacy, and tolerability, choosing the best formulation and the optimal route of administration, to summarizing current clinical trials of mRNA vaccines in tumor therapy.

# Medical / Health / Global
World 1st mRNA Cancer Vaccine to treat a Brain Turbo-Cancer from mRNA Covid: «Internationally renowned Australian Pathologist Dr.Richard Scolyer was diagnosed with the worst possible Brain Turbo Cancer with months to live. He is now 1st in the World to receive an mRNA Cancer Vaccine to treat a cancer that was likely caused by COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines. If this was science fiction, it would be deemed too unbelievable to be published…».

# Social
The “fastest growing development” in America right now is Colony Ridge, an illegal alien housing compound in Texas that spans 60 square miles, say critics: Spanning in size of more than 60 square miles, Colony Ridge currently has a population of somewhere between 50,000 and 75,000. And it is still rapidly growing thanks to a strategic marketing plan aimed at Texas’ Hispanic population. Colony Ridge is located not too far from the wealthy Woodlands development on the outskirts of the Houston metropolitan area

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Receives Briefing On Colony Ridge, Calls Illegal Immigrant Development ‘Completely Insane’: AG Paxton joins a growing chorus of Republican officials who are calling for action to be taken on the sprawling development just outside of Houston

Lt. Gov. Patrick shares experiences of visit to Colony Ridge community in Liberty County: It’s a massive development covering around 50 square miles and growing. According to the developer, it covers nearly 33,000 acres. It’s the fastest-growing and biggest housing development I have seen anywhere in Texas.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2023-09-28

Voices, The Peoples News

September 28, 2023
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate
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# Border / Immigration / Migrants
Biden administration grants temporary protected status to Venezuelan migrants: More than 400,000 migrants already in the United States eligible for the protected status and eligible to work.

# Corporations / Industry
Big Three Automakers’ reputations plummet as UAW strike rages: Ford, Stellantis, and General Motors have seen significant decreases in several reputational metrics since the UAW strike began, with people saying they are less likely to consider the carmakers’ products, recommend them to others, or work for them.

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
Get four free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests this fall: Every U.S. household may place an order to receive four free COVID-⁠19 rapid tests delivered directly to your home.

CDC Refuses to Release Updated Information on Post-COVID Vaccination Heart Inflammation: “The CDC has acknowledged that heart inflammation is a complication of mRNA COVID-19 shots and, yet, the only published data released by CDC officials about that complication is a seven week study that ended on Oct. 23, 2022. Where is more specific myocarditis/pericarditis data related to bivalent COVID shots for the past 10 months?”

SARS-CoV-2 infects coronary arteries, increases plaque inflammation:  NIH-funded research sheds light on link between COVID-19 infection and increased risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
The Federal Government Has Borrowed Trillions. Who Owns All That Debt? At the end of 2022, the nation’s gross debt had reached nearly $31.4 trillion. Of that amount, about $24.5 trillion, or 78 percent, was debt held by the public, representing cash borrowed from domestic and foreign investors. The remaining $7.0 trillion (22 percent), was intragovernmental debt, which simply records transactions between one part of the federal government and another.

Supreme Court could trigger hundreds of billions in corporate tax cuts ‘with the stroke of pen’: “The Roberts Court could decide with the stroke of a pen to simultaneously forgive big business decades of tax dues.”

# Employment / Labor
Las Vegas Hotel and Casino Workers Overwhelmingly Vote to Authorize Strike: Tens of thousands of Las Vegas hospitality workers fighting for new union contracts voted Tuesday to authorize a strike that could impact more than three dozen casinos and hotels, the city’s economic backbone. The Culinary Workers Union hasn’t gone on strike in more than three decades.

California’s fast-food workers win fight for $20 hourly pay and industry
council: A new legislation will create a panel that will set wages and other standards for the industry https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/sep/28/california-fast-food-workers-minimum-wages-victory__;!!On18fmf1aQ!32OOb402hwgel8Iq_NH7ClFXN9RMDn4cwIZwut6P_POJTfWgUwEVnEpX4SJfsbAdPGg284eAws8AusHyOYVt7XhetEgigXBb$

# Gov / Politics / Global
Canada’s honoring of Nazi vet exposes Ottawa’s longstanding Ukraine policy: By celebrating a Waffen-SS volunteer as a “hero,” Canada’s Liberal Party highlighted a longstanding policy that has seen Ottawa train fascist militants in Ukraine while welcoming in thousands of post-war Nazi SS veterans. Canada’s second most powerful official, Chrystia Freeland, is the granddaughter of one of Nazi Germany’s top Ukrainian propagandists.

Global leaders plead for peace in Ukraine at UN: Altogether, leaders from at least 50 countries spoke up for peace in Ukraine at the 2023 UN General Assembly. Other countries have called for a peaceful diplomatic resolution of the conflict in Ukraine, based on the preceding article of the UN Charter, Article 2:3: “All Members shall settle their international disputes by peaceful means in such a manner that international peace and security, and justice, are not endangered.”

Kim Jong Un ramps up nuclear weapons production to face United States in ‘new cold war’: The North Korean leader accused the United States, South Korea, and Japan of being ‘the root cause of war and aggression.’ Kim Jong Un is ramping up nuclear weapon production in what his state media says is a bid to play a larger role in confronting the United States in a “new Cold War.”

# Gov / Politics
Blinken Brings House Down With ‘Hoochie Coochie Man’ Performance: He is better known for rallying global support for Ukraine, but US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday picked up another favorite tool of diplomacy, his guitar.

The GOP’s second debate matters more than you might think: Yes, the race for the Republican nomination for president is all but decided, but that doesn’t render meaningless what happens at the Reagan library during the GOP’s second debate.

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is at a crossroads. He can either shut down the government and possibly save his standing with the GOP hardliners threatening to oust him, or work with Democrats to pass a short-term spending bill and avert a government shutdown, potentially at the expense of his own speakership.

McCarthy Rejects Senate Plan, All but Guaranteeing a Shutdown: Yes, the Senate has a bipartisan plan to keep federal agencies running, but hardline House Republicans say it would be dead on arrival and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy reportedly told his members Wednesday that he would not even hold a floor vote on a stopgap bill sent over from the upper chamber.

Ramaswamy, Scott vow to end to birthright citizenship during debate: Any child born in the United States is automatically a citizen. Ramaswamy and Scott said they would not allow the children of immigrants in the country illegally to automatically become U.S. citizens. Ramaswamy, a 38-year-old businessman who is the son of Indian immigrants, said it shouldn’t continue.

Government Shutdown: How It Could Affect the Military and U.S. National Security: What a government shutdown would mean for the U.S. military, national security Service members would work without pay, and many civil servants are likely to be furloughed. Congress has yet to pass a separate bill to guarantee military pay as it did in previous shutdowns.

Who Owns the United States? Biden’s policy on the Middle East is now being scripted by Haim Saban: How have Jews in America and Canada as well as in Europe and Australasia become so politically powerful? Saban, who recently spent three hours in the Oval Office advising Joe Biden, is most clearly seen through his own comments on the relationship between the US and Israel. Hint: Israel’s interests always come first!

Menendez Tells Senators He Won’t Quit Despite Their Wishes: More than half of Democratic senators have told him he should resign. In a closed-door luncheon with fellow Senate Democrats, Sen. Bob Menendez issued a defiant statement bucking calls from more than half of his colleagues to step down. “I will not resign,” he reportedly said.

Raskin Slams GOP for Impeachment Inquiry as Shutdown Looms: He also suggested Trump was pushing for both the impeachment and shutdown to benefit himself. As the House Oversight and Accountability Committee hearing began, the Republican chair of the panel, James Comer, said the probe so far “has uncovered a mountain of evidence revealing how Joe Biden has used his public office for his family’s financial gain”

# Law Enforcment
Atlanta Mayor Dismisses Cop City Referendum as “Not an Election”: Dickens, in his letter to Warnock, dismissed the referendum as “not an election” and argued that by building the facility, the city is actually pursuing a comprehensive vision toward public safety. “This is not an election,” the mayor wrote. “Not yet. People are not and have not been asked to vote.

Peruvian Man Arrested Over Hoax Bomb Threats in U.S: Eddie Manuel Núñez Santos allegedly sent bomb threats to over 150 U.S. schools, synagogues, airports, and hospitals. US authorities say a man in Peru sent more than 150 hoax bomb threats to US schools, synagogues and other public buildings after teenage girls refused to send him explicit pictures. Peruvian authorities arrested Eddie Manuel Nunez Santos in Lima Tuesday, the US Justice Department said.

# Legal / DOJ
Menendez indictment looks like Egypt recruiting intelligence source, say former CIA officials: “Reading the indictment, it certainly appears like the Egyptian government was using a classic source-recruitment pattern to get Menendez and his wife to spy for them.”

Trump’s Habit of Lying About Everything All the Time May Cost Him Trump Tower: A judge has ruled he engaged in years of massive fraud.

Checks & Imbalances: Trump’s tower of lies: “As the former president tries to fend off authorities, revelations about Trump Tower suggest that the building is, and always was, something of a fraud,” reports Dan Alexander.

More evidence released ahead of Biden’s first impeachment inquiry hearing: House Republicans released new evidence this week ahead of the first impeachment hearing inquiry for President Joe Biden. That evidence includes roughly 150 Suspicious Activity Reports from the U.S. Treasury Department as well as testimony from IRS whistleblowers who said that the Biden family and associates received about $20 million through an array of shell companies and bank accounts connected to the Biden family and associates.

# Medical / Health
10 Everyday Sources Of Lead Poisoning Still Causing Public Health Concerns: [By Dr. Faith Coleman] According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than half a million children in the United States have elevated blood lead levels (BLLs). Are you shocked? I was.

# Military / DOD
Gen. Mark Milley, the outgoing chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he is taking appropriate measures to ensure his safety after Trump suggested he is a traitor who deserves to be executed: Trump went after the Army general Friday in a Truth Social post, accusing Milley of being a “Woke train wreck” who went behind his back to communicate with China in the final months of the former president’s administration.

# Space
NASA finds more than rocks inside space capsule carrying asteroid samples: Black dust and debris were found on the avionics deck of the canister containing the first deep space asteroid sample captured in U.S. history. “The dust is presumed to be a part of the sample,” a spokesperson for NASA’s Johnson Space Center told Fox News, adding the scientists plan to conduct a quick-look analysis on it. “This was expected and was always a part of the curation procedures.” NASA plans to reveal the sample in a livestream next month https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.foxnews.com/media/nasa-finds-rocks-inside-space-capsule-carrying-asteroid-samples__;!!On18fmf1aQ!32OOb402hwgel8Iq_NH7ClFXN9RMDn4cwIZwut6P_POJTfWgUwEVnEpX4SJfsbAdPGg284eAws8AusHyOYVt7XhetJBHU7hz$

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2023-09-26

Voices, The Peoples News

September 26, 2023
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate
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# Border / Immigration / Migrants
Mexico agrees to deport migrants after El Paso reaches ‘breaking point’: Mexican immigration officials said they will negotiate with five countries’ governments to ensure they will take back their citizens. The agreement was announced after shelters in El Paso said they are over capacity.

# Censorship?
Newsom Signs Bill Cracking Down on School Book Bans: The California governor slammed what he called a national “cultural purge” on books in school districts. School districts that seek to ban textbooks that portray LGBTQ+ people and other historically marginalized groups could face hefty fines under a new California law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday.

Banned in the USA; State Laws Supercharge Book Suppression in Schools: Update on book bans in the 2022-2023 school year shows expanded censorship of themes centered on Race, History, Sexual Orientation and Gender. PEN America recorded more book bans during the fall 2022 semester than in each of the prior two semesters. This school year saw the effects of new state laws that censor ideas and materials in public schools, an extension of the book banning movement initiated in 2021 by local citizens and advocacy groups. Broad efforts to label certain books “harmful” and “explicit” are expanding the type of content suppressed in schools.

# Children / Youth
One-third of Texas foster care caseworkers left their jobs last year as the agency continued putting kids in hotels: The Department of Family and Protective Services has increasingly relied on housing foster kids in hotels when it can’t find them a home https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.texastribune.org/2023/09/26/texas-cps-caseworker-turnover/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!wqYg9jqDSV-oxxpe9VP8mjuFOwtW9S3JVeUtL1jEzXlLoJdmcuV8QYcIcq259t1gBq-jRuXvlM7t24jxUNObB718zxrjeWxT$

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
Biden officials ‘likely violated First Amendment’ in Big Tech COVID censorship efforts, appeals court affirms: The White House, surgeon general, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the FBI “likely coerced or significantly encouraged social-media platforms to moderate content” and in doing so, “likely violated the First Amendment,” the New Orleans-based Fifth US Circuit Court of Appeals determined. The three-judge panel adjusted the scope of US District Judge Terry Doughty’s July 4 order removing officials from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the State Department from the injunction.

COVID vaccines linked to vaginal bleeding: Women who don’t menstruate, including postmenopausal women and those on contraceptives, were several times more likely to experience unexpected vaginal bleeding after COVID-19 vaccination than before the vaccines were offered, a study finds.

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
How “windfall profits” from AI companies could fund a universal basic income:  There are three ways the profits reaped by AI companies could make their way to a more general public. The first is taxes. The second, is charity. The third is if the companies themselves decide to donate a large share of their profits. This was the key proposal of a landmark 2020 paper called “The Windfall Clause.” The idea is simple: The clause is a voluntary but binding commitment that AI firms could make to donate a set percentage of their profits in excess of a certain threshold to a charitable entity. They suggest the thresholds be based on profits as a share of the gross world product (the entire world’s economic output).

# Education / Schools
Sunrise Movement launches Green New Deal for Schools campaigns in high schools across US: Student organizers at 50 different high schools across the country are banding together to launch the “Green New Deal for Schools Campaign.” The hope of the campaign is to get district-wide climate policies enacted, with the ultimate goal of obtaining federal legislation to change schools across the country. The campaigns are asking that school districts face the climate crisis, listen to students’ needs and deliver on the campaign’s promises to address climate change.

# Employment / Labor
Rise Of The Robotruck Lobby: Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoes driverless truck safety bill after autonomous vehicle interests spent big on lobbying and wined and dined his top aides. The veto delivered a massive win to Big Tech and a major blow to labor unions and road safety advocates, since backers of the bill say the rapid rise of driverless trucks may jeopardize trucking jobs and make public roadways more dangerous.

UAW Workers in California Stand Up as Strike Expands: Strikers have twice had guns pulled on them by non-union truckers seeking to use a distribution center to move auto parts to dealers. Union members have been denying entrance to non-union truckers hired to move auto parts from the facility to dealers.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals How bp is growing its Permian Basin production and reducing emissions: BP’s transformation can serve as a model for how Texas, the US and the world can achieve energy security while also meeting the challenge of climate change.

Fracking for oil and gas is devouring American groundwater: Giant new oil and gas wells that require astonishing volumes of water to fracture bedrock are threatening America’s fragile aquifers. Nationwide, fracking has used up nearly 1.5 trillion gallons of water since 2011. That’s how much tap water the entire state of Texas uses in a year.

# General News
How American Institutions Went From Trust to Bust: At the heart of America’s political and cultural turmoil is a crisis of trust. Gallup Poll latest survey found across nine key institutions, Gallup has tracked consistently, the proportion of Americans who said they had “a great deal or quite a lot of confidence” averaged out at 26%. That is the lowest figure ever recorded.

IRS Must Be Called Out For Its Abuses: Because of a lack of accountability dating back decades, the Internal Revenue Service has become a corrupt and dysfunctional shell of its former self. It has lost the ability and the moral authority to enforce the Internal Revenue Code. I know this because, unfortunately, I had a front-row seat. I was an IRS attorney for 30 years until I was forced out in 2017 for being a whistleblower.

# Gov / Politics / Global
North Korea threatens nuclear war as United Nations warns of “annihilation”: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned against a new atomic arms race bringing the threat of “annihilation” to the world, as North Korea charged that its peninsula was on the brink of nuclear war.

# Gov / Politics
Rumble Had Exclusive Rights To Stream Republican Debate, Yet Was Buried In Google Search: The fact that Rumble’s link did not appear on the first page even though it was the most relevant link the search could return means either the search engine failed at its task or the link was suppressed.

Biden marks dark shadow of Ukraine war over UN General Assembly: President Biden cast the United Nations General Assembly gathering Tuesday as “darkened by the shadow” of the war in Ukraine for the second year, blaming Russia for its brutalization and lack of a resolution in the war torn country.

Senate leaders have a bipartisan plan to avert a government shutdown at the end of the month:  With a government shutdown five days away, Congress is moving into crisis mode as Speaker Kevin McCarthy faces an insurgency from hard-right Republicans eager to slash spending even if it means curtailing federal services for millions of Americans.

# Law Enforcment
U.S. House to focus on violent crime in Chicago: An announcement of the hearing says the panel of congressional members and experts will look into how Foxx’s “pro-crime and anti-victim policies are leading to an increase in violent crime and a dangerous community for Chicago residents.”

Police Chief Stepping Down After Insider Trading Scandal: Shawn Cronin and three friends allegedly made $2.3 million on the day the acquisition deal went public. The police chief in Dighton, Massachusetts, will be resigning from his post at the end of the month, a few months after the town’s select board voted to place him on administrative leave amid federal insider trading charges.

# Legal / DOJ
Hunter Biden Investigation: Joe Biden Met With Mexican Business Partners Amid Son’s Pursuit Of Deals: The Mexican ventures have received less attention than Hunter Biden’s work in Ukraine and China, in large part because it’s unclear if the largest deals came to fruition or ever netted Hunter Biden and his business partners significant earnings.

Hunter Biden Sues Giuliani for Violating ‘Digital Privacy’: The former Trump lawyer handed over information to the New York Post from a laptop Biden left in a Delaware repair shop.

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s handling of criminal prosecutions will be in the national spotlight Tuesday. The Republican-controlled U.S. House Judiciary Committee plans a “Victims of Violent Crime in Chicago” hearing at the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police hall. An announcement of the hearing says the panel of congressional members and experts will look into how Foxx’s “pro-crime and anti-victim policies are leading to an increase in violent crime and a dangerous community for Chicago residents.”

Google Erects Cone of Silence Around Antitrust Case: The company has successfully closed off testimony and exhibits in the public trial, limiting public discussion of its monopoly.

# Medical Alternatives / Herbology
Immune response to eating chitin linked to better health: Eating a type of dietary fiber called chitin evoked an immune response in mice that was linked to better metabolic health. Crustaceans, insects and mushrooms are rich sources of the dietary fiber chitin, which activates the immune system and benefits metabolism, according to a new study, in mice, led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

# Medical Science
In our blood: how the US allowed toxic chemicals to seep into our lives: Scientists have accumulated enough data to conclude with confidence that humans face significant health risks from exposure to common commercial chemicals, and regulations designed to protect them are failing. Due to flaws in federal regulation, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is perennially playing catch up. The majority of the 86,000 consumer chemicals registered with the agency have never received vigorous toxicity testing.

# Medical Technology
Graphene Oxide in the Human Body Controlled through a Smartphone!: Biosensors based on graphene oxide and its biomedical application. Graphene and its derivatives have been actively employed in a lot of applications such as transparent electrode, energy storage, cell scaffold, biosensor, drug delivery system, and catalysis to date

# Military / Global
Russian laser weapons successfully tested in Ukraine (video). Sci-Fi becomes reality! 1st country to use laser weapons in war. Has Russia achieved the ‘Ultimate Breakthrough’ in next-gen battle? In what could be a historic combat move in the invasion of Ukraine, Russia has become the ‘first country’ to field laser weapons in a war. This development comes after Russia became the first nation to use hypersonic missiles on Ukraine.

Russia: air strike on the Crimean peninsula: Ukraine claims responsibility for attack leading to a huge fire and leaving at least one Russian serviceman missing.

# Space
Turning up gravity for space fungi study: Fungi in space have been a plot point in Star Trek: Discovery, but they are also a very real problem for astronauts and space stations. United Nations co-sponsored testing by a team from Macau in China subjected fungi to hypergravity with ESA’s fast-spinning centrifuge.

Chinese researchers explore building underground Moon shelter: Lunar exploration has become increasingly popular, and lunar habitation research must be a core focus during the exploration of the Moon. The lunar habitation research must mainly include architectural and structural designs built using suitable material-forming technology and construction equipment. To address these issues, Chinese Super Mason (CSM) was proposed. This technology is an autonomous robotic construction system that is capable of automated assembling on-site prefabricated multistructural bricks and arched segments.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2023-09-25

Voices, The Peoples News

September 25, 2023
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# Indigenous
The story of Ohio’s ancient Native complex and its long journey for recognition as a World Heritage site: An Indigenous sacred site, Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks has served as a military barracks, a fairground and, more recently, a golf course.  The eight mound complexes that received this designation are spread across central and southern Ohio and were built between the beginning of the common era and the 12th century https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.chron.com/news/article/the-story-of-ohio-s-ancient-native-complex-and-18386879.php__;!!On18fmf1aQ!xp–4SbCCUDVOUcvjZ6WCTdXdCZeboE1OS5X92aJ1wGSEvPyqc8zTjs3LBIueSHqfvmBuGXmfXmhfyLNUYK5CMXZeHXp9IOl$

# Archaeology
Archaeologists Discover Gaza’s Largest Cemetery: Also among the finds are two rare lead sarcophagi. In January, archaeologists discovered 60 graves at the site, but since then, 135 graves have been excavated in total. They also discovered two lead sarcophagi – a first for Gaza archaeology.

A lost ancient language has been rediscovered in cuneiform tablets in Turkey: A lost language has emerged from the depths of history, etched onto a Bronze Age clay tablet unearthed in Turkey. This discovery, unveiled by researchers from the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg in Germany, opens a fascinating window into the past, shedding light on the intricate web of human linguistic evolution.

# Border / Immigration / Migrants
Illegal migrants claimed Texas island with planting of Venezuelan flag, authorities say: The footage captured by the El Paso Times shows Border Patrol agents approaching the group  which included a man holding a massive Venezuelan flag, crossing the Rio Grande illegally on Monday. The flag was taken down by a marine unit with the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Texas city declares emergency over migrant crossings: Eagle Pass, Texas, Mayor Rolando Salinas Jr. signed an emergency declaration Tuesday as a result of a purported surge in undocumented immigrants crossing into the city on the southern border.

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
China is facing an alarming mpox outbreak. Could this be next global health crisis? Could this be next global health crisis? The government is handling the surge in cases under the same protocols as Covid-19. China is currently experiencing the world’s fastest increase in cases of mpox, formerly known as monkeypox, according to the World Health Organization

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
Traditional downtowns are dead or dying in many US cities, what’s next for these zones? Developers have overbuilt office and commercial space in US cities for decades. Now, in the wake of pandemic shutdowns, many downtowns face hard choices about the future.

# Employment / Labor
UAW Files Labor Complaint Against Sen. Tim Scott for Saying “You Strike, You’re Fired.”: “Telling workers they’ll be fired for striking is violating federal labor law, and that’s not something becoming of a senator.” UAW president Shawn Fain called the Republican senator’s remarks “just another example of how the employer class abuses the working class in America.”

Biden to Join UAW Strike in Michigan as Trump Demands Union Endorsement: The president’s visit comes one day before the GOP frontrunner gives a primetime address in Detroit.  The top 2024 presidential candidates are heading to the picket lines this week in Michigan, throwing their support behind United Auto Workers members as they continue to strike against Detroit’s “Big Three” in 20 different states across the nation.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals China and U.S. face mounting calls to strike a climate deal at COP28: COP28 hinges on China and the United States putting their political differences aside, said Fatih Birol, head of the International Energy Agency. Leaders of some of the world’s top climate institutions are ratcheting up pressure on the United States and China to forge an agreement on confronting global warming, fearing that the strained relations of these two superpowers could derail progress at international negotiations in Dubai.

EPA approves permit for controversial fracking disposal well in Pennsylvania: The well, in Plum Borough near Pittsburgh, is a repurposed conventional well, which locals fear is at higher risk for leaks and material failures that could contaminate local drinking water.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure / Global Six of nine planetary boundaries now exceeded: Six of the boundaries are found to be transgressed, and transgression is increasing for all boundaries except the degradation of the Earth’s ozone layer. A global focus on climate is not enough. Development of Earth system models that accurately reproduce interactions between boundaries, especially Climate and Biosphere Integrity, is an urgent priority.

Jewel of the forest: New electric blue tarantula species discovered in Thailand: In an exciting discovery, a new species of tarantula with electric blue coloration was found in Thailand. The spider, known as the Chilobrachys natanicharum, has a “blue-violet hue resembling the color of electrical sparks,” researchers said https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://phys.org/news/2023-09-jewel-forest-electric-blue-tarantula.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!xp–4SbCCUDVOUcvjZ6WCTdXdCZeboE1OS5X92aJ1wGSEvPyqc8zTjs3LBIueSHqfvmBuGXmfXmhfyLNUYK5CMXZeFwDmWG-$

Scientists Wear Shorts in Antarctica During ‘Unbelievable’ Heat Wave: An unprecedented heat wave brought temperatures of 70 degrees Fahrenheit above average to the frigid continent. Climate change is influencing the strength of natural disasters and adding to rising temperatures worldwide.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure Study finds human-driven mass extinction is eliminating entire branches of the tree of life: The passenger pigeon. The Tasmanian tiger. The Baiji, or Yangtze river dolphin. These rank among the best-known recent victims of what many scientists have declared the sixth mass extinction, as human actions are wiping out vertebrate animal species hundreds of times faster than they would otherwise disappear.

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals
A Property Baron Enrages Community by Selling 130,000 Acres of Land to a Chinese Billionaire: David Frankens from Lufkin, East Texas, sold 130,000 acres of farmland to a Chinese billionaire, sparking anger in the community of Val Verde County. David Frankens has sparked fury among local ranchers after he sold swathes of land to Sun Guangxin, a former Chinese military captain. Local realtors claim Frankens made ‘millions of dollars’ in profit

Mystery group purchases 50,000+ acres in Solano County. Why it’s raising federal concerns: “They were making offers on agricultural land way above market rate and they were offering very generous lease terms to the sellers,” Kott added about the purchases.

China owns 300,000 acres of land in the U.S. Here’s where: Lawmakers feared that China, which many policymakers view as a strategic adversary even though it’s the country’s top trading partner outside North America, could gain control over the U.S. food and energy supply, as well as a hold on markets and critical infrastructure.

# Gov / Politics / Global
China Sparks Fury With ‘Floating Barrier’ in South China Sea: Philippines says it will take “all available actions” for removal of the floating barrier but it is not clear what that means. The Philippines’ coast guard discovered the 300 meter-long (roughly 1,000 foot) barrier near the Scarborough Shoal, a rock located roughly 120 miles off the coast of the Philippines’ Zambales province.  Scarborough Shoal has been disputed between China and the Philippines, but was taken by China in 2012.

Philippines removes Chinese barrier in ‘special operation’:  The Philippines said on Monday it executed a “special operation” to remove a floating barrier installed by China at a prime fishing patch in the South China Sea, a move that could stoke tension after a years-long detente in Asia’s most disputed waters.

Oslo Accords Were Signed 30 Years Ago. They Killed the Two-State Solution: The Oslo Accords doomed the prospects for a just resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

U.S. Surveillance Helped Canada Conclude India Was Involved in June Killing of Canadian Sikh Leader: In more news from Canada, The New York Times is reporting U.S. spies provided information to the Canadian government that helped lead to the claim India was directly involved in the June killing of Sikh separatist leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar in British Columbia.

Blunt ultimatum from Kremlin: Ukraine will either accept Moscow’s conditions or cease to exist: The Kremlin has issued a stark warning to Ukraine, stating that the country must accept Moscow’s terms or risk ceasing to exist as a sovereign nation. According to Wiadomosci, Viacheslav Volodin, the Chairman of the Russian State Duma, made this clear in his recent statements, emphasizing Russia’s uncompromising stance on the ongoing conflict.

# Gov / Politics
“Today’s Political Class Doesn’t Even Know What They Don’t Know.”: From missing inflation data to online mass surveillance, here’s a roundup of our reporting from the past week.

AIPAC Targets Black Democrats While the Congressional Black Caucus Stays Silent: AIPAC has given at least $3.6 million to the CBC’s old guard since last year, while members of the Squad draw the Israel lobby’s ire.

Inside Biden’s Secret Arms Deal: A secret arms deal to send weapons to Ukraine, helping Pakistan reach the threshold needed for an International Monetary Fund loan to save the country’s economy, according to two sources with knowledge of the arrangement and documents leaked to The Intercept

Donald Trump Tightens Grip Over GOP Primary: It’s still Donald Trump’s party: Why the GOP can’t escape his grip. New national polling by our firm, Schoen Cooperman Research, underscores Trump’s dominance. He leads the full GOP primary field with 61 percent of the vote, putting him nearly 50 points ahead of the second and third-place contenders. None of the other dozen-or-so candidates eclipse single digits.

Gerrymandering in Wisconsin Alters Political Landscape and Raises Impeachment Threats: “I don’t think you could sell to any reasonable person that the maps are fair,” said one state Supreme Court justice.
The redrawing of the 73rd District and its implications are emblematic of the extreme gerrymandering that defines Wisconsin — where maps have been drawn in irregular and disconnected shapes over the last two decades, helping Republicans seize and keep sweeping power.

Mouths Full of Blood: Trump and His Backers Spread Lies, Violence and Fascism: Death threats have become rampant as MAGA culture twists norms and makes once-marginal forms of violence mainstream.

GOP Extremist Joe Kent Is Back, This Time, to Defund the FBI: In 2022, fringe right-wing congressional candidate Joe Kent had a little trouble convincing the far right that he was the genuine article and not, in fact, a deep-state plant. This go-around, the “America First” conservative appears to be getting ahead of that narrative as he makes another run for Congress. This time, he’s shoring up his radical credentials by calling to gut the FBI.

This War Wasn’t Just Provoked?—?It Was Provoked Deliberately: Until the Biden administration answers Sen. J.D. Vance’s questions, Republicans should prevent sending a single dollar to Ukraine. In an interesting speech about the way U.S. imperial aggression provokes violence around the world, antiwar commentator Scott Horton made reference to an April 2022 article from Yahoo News that had previously escaped my attention.

Did Biden just greenlight World War III? Acting Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Yuri Kim declared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Sept. 14, “We will not tolerate any attack on the people of Nagorno-Karabakh.”

# Law Enforcment
FBI Warned Sikhs in the U.S. About Death Threats After Killing of Canadian Activist: FBI agents visited several Sikh activists in California this summer with an alarming message: Their lives were also at risk.

# Legal / DOJ
The Menendez Scandal Reflects The World That SCOTUS Built: The allegations against the longtime lawmaker are all too real — and the purported scheme all too predictable, in a country whose judiciary has been effectively telling politicians that corruption is perfectly legal.

House Committee to Quiz Hunter Biden Special Counsel: Rep. Jim Jordan previously accused Attorney General Merrick Garland of “slow walking” the Hunter Biden investigation.

The Supreme Court’s originalists have taken over, here’s how they interpret the Constitution: Only 50 years ago, originalism was considered a fringe movement, hardly taken seriously. Originalism is the theory that judges are bound to interpret the Constitution as it would have been interpreted in the historical era when it was written. Understood this way, originalism is the idea that judges must follow the law as written and not merely ignore it or reinterpret it to their liking

Trump’s Political Operation Paid Over $44 Million to Witness Lawyers Since 2020: Trump is now facing allegations of witness tampering in multiple ongoing cases. Prosecutors are probing former President Donald Trump’s political operation after it paid over $44 million to lawyers and law firms that have represented potential witnesses and codefendants in his ongoing legal cases since 2020

# Medical / Health
Flesh-eating bacteria infections are on the rise in the US: A microbiologist explains how to protect yourself: Warmer ocean waters are fueling the spread of the bacteria Vibrio vulnificus. Infections can lead to a rare but fatal condition called necrotizing fasciitis.

Congress Must Fix Medicare Physician Payment System: Congress can relieve pressure on the broken Medicare payment system by addressing the massive disparity between what Medicare reimburses physicians and what it actually costs those physicians to provide care.

# Military / Global
Ukraine’s ‘biggest arms supplier’ orchestrated 2014 Maidan massacre, witnesses say: Once denounced by Zelensky as a “criminal,” gun runner Serhiy Pashinksy has become the top private supplier of arms to Ukraine. Years before emerging as Kiev’s top private weapons trafficker, ex-legislator Serhiy Pashinsky played a key role in the 2014 US-backed coup which toppled Ukraine’s democratically-elected president and set the stage for a devastating civil war.

# Social
Prominent Black NYC Couple and Guests Humiliated in Backyard Hose Attack by White Neighbor: The incident has been compared to methods Alabama officers used in the 60s to quiet down civil rights demonstrators. The neighbor, a married father of two identified in court filings as 48-year-old Marcus Rosebrock, allegedly turned his hose on the guests again and again, continually increasing the water pressure, until they were not only drenched but also thoroughly humiliated.

# Space
SpaceX launched 22 satellites for its Starlink “constellation” into low-Earth orbit late Saturday night as the Federal Aviation Administration proposed a new rule to reduce space debris from commercial flights.

Parker observes powerful coronal mass ejection ‘vacuum up’ interplanetary dust: Parker’s journey through the CME is helping to prove a 20-year-old theory about the interaction of CMEs with interplanetary dust, with implications for space weather predictions. The results were recently published in The Astrophysical Journal.
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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2023-09-22

Voices, The Peoples News

September 22, 2023
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate
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# Archaeology
The stunning archaeology uncovered by a railway project in Britain: From carved figurines to coins, skeletons, and even entire settlements, the railway has opened up a new golden age of archaeology. When the HS2 railway was first announced, a lot of people were understandably thrilled.

Archaeologists stunned by 2,900-year-old steel tools in Portugal: Analyses of a 2,900-year-old iron chisel from Portugal revealed surprisingly high-quality steel. Steel tools were believed to have only become widespread in Europe during the Roman Empire, but a recent study shows that steel tools were already in use in Europe around 2,900 years ago, during the Final Bronze Age.

Archeologists Call Ancient Statue One Of The Most Important Discoveries Ever: Archaeologists have found a 26-foot statue submerged in ground water in a Cairo slum that the Antiquities Ministry has hailed as one of the most important discoveries ever. Experts say it probably depicts revered Pharaoh Ramses II, who ruled Egypt more than 3,000 years ago. The sun temple in Heliopolis was founded by Ramses II, lending weight to the likelihood the statue is of him.

A bull’s eye for Archaeology’: 4,000-year-old arrow found in Norway’s melting ice: The arrow was broken at both ends making it challenging to date. Initially, archaeologists thought it was from the Iron Age, but when conservators removed the glacial silt, they exposed the hafted end where the arrowhead was embedded. The dimensions and shape indicated the arrowhead was a flint projectile and dated to the Stone Age.

# Border / Immigration / Migrants
Eagle Pass and El Paso are struggling to find shelter for the new arrivals of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border as immigration officials process and release many of the migrants into border cities. U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which processes people and vehicular traffic at ports of entry, said in a statement that it temporarily closed one of the three international bridges to traffic so agents could help Border Patrol process hundreds of migrants, many of whom were being held under one of the bridges connecting Eagle Pass and Mexico.

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
White House Authorizes $600 Million for New Covid Tests: Amid a surge of new Covid-19 cases around the U.S. in recent weeks, the Biden administration is spending $600 million to produce another round of at-home tests, which will be available for free through the mail starting on September 25. Households can order as many as four tests each using the website (COVIDTests.gov) that was first deployed in January 2022.

# Gov / Politics / Global
Ukraine SUICIDE “to Destroy every Russian”: Massacre of the People in General Mobilization and Forced Recruitment (video). The armed conflict between Ukraine and Russia has lasted for more than eighteen months. In this time, we have heard so many reports of casualties on both sides, and they have varied so much that it is simply futile to try to get to the truth and find out which figures are even slightly closer to the truth.

Is Lavrov’s Claim that America is at War with Russia an ‘Exaggeration’? The Russian Foreign Minister said that the US is waging war against Russia: Since the start of Russia’s special military operation (SMO) against NATO’s crawling encroachment on its borders, the United States has been adamant that it’s “not a party to the conflict” and that it supposedly “doesn’t want escalation with Moscow”. However, time proved both of these statements to be patently false.

War in the Caucasus: Azerbaijan Attacks Armenian Enclave: Two days ago, a massive Azeri army attacked the Armenian enclave in Nagorno-Karabakh. Azerbaijan has renewed efforts to regain control of Nagorno-Karabkh, a disputed enclave with a majority ethnic Armenian population and a decades-long source of conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia.

The Economic Collapse of China Should Serve as a Warning to the US: Just as Ebenezer Scrooge was shown his future, enabling him to change his ways, America is seeing its own future in China’s ongoing economic collapse. This specter from across the Pacific should scare us into correcting course before it’s too late.

# Gov / Politics
Zelensky’s back in Washington asking for more US tax dollars, Rand Paul has a message for him: As Congress struggles to work out a continuing resolution before a government shutdown at the end of the month, Senator Rand Paul has vowed that he will not allow more US spending on Ukraine to be a part of any such plan.

House GOP Denies Zelensky’s Request to Speak to American People in Joint Session of Congress: “Do not be deceived by, Ukraine is corrupt: “They’ve canceled the elections. They banned the political parties, they’ve invaded churches, they’ve arrested priests, so no, it isn’t a democracy, it’s a corrupt regime.” Senator Rand Paul

Biden announces $325 million in Ukraine aid during Zelensky visit: Zelensky’s visit comes at a crucial moment for Ukraine, as it seeks to shore up support and secure additional funding for its counteroffensive against Russia.

US Could Send ‘Mini-Nukes’ to Ukraine: The US could be close to escalating the Ukrainian conflict to unprecedented levels of violence. Pushed by Kyiv’s weak attacks, the U.S. is expected to send mini-nukes to Ukraine. The U.S. is reportedly mulling providing Kyiv with long-range cruise missiles. The move seems to ignore repeated Russian warnings about escalatory dangers linked to the delivery.

Rupert Murdoch’s Retirement Has Fox Insiders Stunned: “I Never Thought He’d Do It”: The 92-year-old’s abrupt announcement is fueling speculation about his health, which Murdoch says is “robust,” a yet-unknown scandal, or whether another 2020-election lawsuit might have triggered the move. “This takes him out of the line of fire,” says one media executive.

GOP Hardliners Deliver Another Stunning Blow to Kevin McCarthy: GOP Hardliners Deliver Another Stunning Blow to Kevin McCarthy. The House Republican chaos caucus dealt another stunning blow to Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Thursday, defeating their own party’s Pentagon funding bill for the second time in a week.

Don’t believe the House GOP hype yet, it still doesn’t have the votes to stop a shutdown: There are at least nine public opponents of Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s latest bid to get his party on board for even a doomed spending bill.

Visibly irritated McCarthy dares Republican hard-liners to try to oust him in closed-door meeting: McCarthy’s under pressure from conservatives amid a spending showdown. Tensions between McCarthy and the House Freedom Caucus are at a high level amid a spending showdown on Capitol Hill.

Shutdowns Don’t Work, But Republicans Seem Determined to Force One Anyway: Speaker Kevin McCarthy has little power to avoid a stalemate, which could provide voters a fresh reminder of GOP-induced chaos and dysfunction.

What Happens During a Government Shutdown? The effects of a shutdown are complicated. A shutdown would not affect the mandatory programs that receive their appropriation outside the annual funding process—such as Medicare, Social Security, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). But it would immediately halt certain programs and put other programs at risk if it lasted long enough.

Federal proposal would stop the forced advancement of ‘radical political agendas’: It would prohibit federal or state government agencies and federally funded health facilities from requiring employees to promote a gender ideology tied to the movement involving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer and/or questioning, plus other sexual and gender minorities.

US approves $500 million sale for Saudi Arabia’s combat vehicle upkeep: Riyadh is slated to get the equipment through a longstanding support program that transfers standard maintenance parts to allied nations from U.S. stocks.

Budget Follies, The Endgame: Expect the government to shut down, McCarthy to lose his Speakership, and some renegade Republicans to eventually support a discharge petition. There’s an old saying that when the other guy is destroying himself, the best tactic is to stand back and let it happen. That’s certainly the case with the House Republican refusal to fund the government.

Republicans erupt after Pentagon exempts Ukraine aid from potential US government shutdown: ‘Says it all’: Republicans lashed out at the plan on social media, saying it unfairly prioritizes Ukrainians over Americans. “The Biden administration thinks funding the protection of Ukraine’s border is more ‘essential’ than our own,” Rep. Tom Tiffany, R-Wisc., wrote on X, formerly Twitter

# Law Enforcment
CIA Secret Weapon Congressional testimony: CIA secret weapon causes heart attack (1 min). The dart from this secret CIA weapon penetrates clothing and leaves nothing but a tiny red dot on the skin. On penetration of the deadly dart, the individual targeted for assassination may feel as if bitten by a mosquito, or they may not feel anything at all. The poisonous dart completely disintegrates upon entering the target. To watch a one-minute video on this top secret weapon with testimony taken both from a CIA employee and at a Congressional investigation

Secrets of the CIA. Five courageous former CIA agents reveal deep secrets of the CIA (45 min): In this riveting exposé, five former CIA agents describe how their initial pride and enthusiasm at serving their nation turned to anguish and remorse, as they realized they were actually subverting democracy and killing innocent civilians in the name ‘national security’ and promoting secret foreign policy agendas. The above-mentioned testimony is from 1975. With the ensuing leaps in technological capability, imagine what kinds of secret weapons for assassination have been developed since.

# Medical / Health
Half a million people, including kids, mistakenly dropped from Medicaid: CMS announcement comes as states review program eligibility for the first time in three years. Twenty-nine states and Washington, D.C., were erroneously reviewing eligibility for Medicaid at the family level instead of on an individual basis, the agency said. That means thousands of people, including children, were deemed ineligible for the low-income insurance program when they should have been automatically reenrolled.

Baby Who Died 34 Hours After Vaccines Had Toxic Level of Aluminum in His Blood, Report Confirms:
62-day-old baby died Oct. 28, 2022,  34 hours after receiving his scheduled childhood vaccines. According to a toxicology report, Sawyer’s blood contained 95 micrograms per liter of aluminum, a level that would be toxic for adults.

The fallout from private equity’s assault on health care: In a first for antitrust regulators, the Federal Trade Commission has sued a private equity firm for a conspiracy to roll up a medical specialty. The 106-page complaint filed Thursday in Texas lays out in granular detail just how one firm’s serial acquisition strategy nearly doubled the cost of anesthesia services in the state over the course of a few years.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2023-09-21

Voices, The Peoples News

September 21, 2023
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# Corporations / Industry
Auto giants announce layoffs as UAW strike continues: General Motors is stopping production at an assembly plant in Fairfax, Kansas and laying off roughly 2,000 people. GM said it would not pay out its normal unemployment benefits to the workers affected because of the strike. “We have said repeatedly that nobody wins in a strike,” GM said in a statement.

Amazon now pockets 45 cents of every dollar its non-Amazon sellers make on the company’s website: A new report shows that Amazon now takes 45 percent of all third-party sales on its website, part of the company’s goal to become a monopoly gatekeeper for economic transactions.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure Revealed, Why the UN is not climate neutral: In an investigation that took a year and spanned multiple countries, reporters obtained details about carbon credits purchased by 33 UN entities, representing more than 75% of its reported offset portfolio since 2012. More than a dozen of the projects that issued the UN’s carbon credits were linked to reports of environmental damage, displacement, or health concerns. Others were deemed worthless by a number of leading climate experts.

Human activity is chopping up the tree of life: we’re hacking off entire branches through extinction: Genus-level extinctions can leave gaping holes in the ecosystems humans depend on. The Tasmanian tiger, the Yangtze River dolphin, and the passenger pigeon, just some of the recent victims of what scientists have described as the sixth mass extinction.
A new study shows just how deep the crisis runs https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://themessenger.com/tech/humans-are-cutting-off-entire-branches-of-the-tree-of-life-study__;!!On18fmf1aQ!0GbBLKunF6whMztEOsIoEL0QvGNQqppy4jLm4sh-XAleOXotunuXOOwJPzWeYZ2-91xjG8ngF8wDiJFiTy5hO_p_l_Z8iRLh$

A Black community in West Virginia sues the EPA to spur action on toxic air pollution: Research shows that two majority-Black communities in the state were left out of a regulatory effort earlier this year to tighten limits on cancer-causing chemicals.

# General News
District Judge Alan Albright granted several book shops a temporary injunction order pausing the implementation of House Bill 900. HB 900 bans sexually explicit materials from school libraries, requires booksellers to rate their books based on sexual relevance and prohibits school districts from purchasing from vendors who don’t use these ratings.

# Gov / Politics / Global
Zelensky’s speech to the UN General Assembly: Russia turned Syria into ruins. And if not Russia, the chemical weapons would have never been used there in Syria

China has silently taken over South America, Xi Jinping is filling the power vacuum left by the United States: A conference, which was attended by more than 100 countries, including Iran, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, and Nicaragua was replete with speeches calling for a new world order, an order where China leads and the US follows. Founded in 1964, the G77 is the largest intergovernmental organisation of developing countries in the United Nations.

Shock Defeat Shows Putin Is Now Too Weak to Defend Allies: Vladimir Putin’s backyard just got a whole lot smaller. A year and a half after the Russian president’s rash, illegal, blundering invasion of Ukraine, Russian peacekeepers have been forced to admit defeat in the faraway enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, handing control back to Azerbaijan after a 24-hour military offensive.

Russia’s Growing Ties With Afghanistan Are More Symbolism Than Substance: As Russia’s relationship with the West has deteriorated, the Kremlin’s view of the Taliban has changed. But substantive economic cooperation will be hard to achieve. Russia is one of just a handful of states in the world actively seeking to strengthen its relationship with the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.

# Gov / Politics
House GOP unveils budget with trillions in cuts to medicaid, food benefits, and more:  The plan would cut mandatory spending, a category that includes Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by nearly $9 trillion over a 10-year period. The proposal would gash federal Medicaid spending by close to $2 trillion and SNAP by $800 billion.

President Biden addresses the U.N. General Assembly in New York: “if we allow Ukraine to be carved up”.“We have to stand up to this aggression today and deter other would-be aggressors tomorrow.”

Biden’s UN General Assembly Speech Aimed at Russia Exposes US Hypocrisy:  Biden called the conflict “an illegal war of conquest, brought without provocation by Russia against its neighbor, Ukraine.”

House Speaker McCarthy on Funding Deadline and Impeachment Inquiry: House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) spoke to reporters following a closed-door conference meeting on an impeachment inquiry into President Biden.

Kevin McCarthy has officially lost all control of his GOP “clown show.”: It seems like only yesterday that we were on the cusp of defaulting on the debt and many of us were predicting that the kamikaze Freedom Caucus in the House of Representatives was going to make it happen. They sure sounded serious.

House Republicans scrap vote on stopgap spending bill: Hard-line conservatives also blocked progress on the fiscal 2024 Defense spending legislation. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s plan to prevent a government shutdown came to a standstill Tuesday, with just 12 days left to avert the crisis.

‘Total Sh*t Show’: McCarthy Sends Lawmakers Home as GOP Pushes US Toward Shutdown: “Speaker McCarthy is wasting precious time catering to the hard, hard MAGA right,” said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.

Brilliant speech. The US is using Taiwan to create needless and highly dangerous conflict: The US is using Taiwan to create needless and highly dangerous conflict, Scott Horton says. TRUTH. And listen to the audience reaction, people get it. It’s politicians and journalists who appear to be utterly blind to this.

# Law Enforcement
DNA evidence sent Anthony Sanchez to death row, but did it actually solve the crime? A college ballerina was raped and murdered in Oklahoma. DNA put Anthony Sanchez at the scene. But it did not tell the whole story.

# Media
Over Assange, Britain’s press prefers to serve power not media freedom:      “Julian Assange is by far the most important case involving free speech this century.” We might have expected British journalists to have turned the Julian Assange case into a cause celebre for press freedom and free speech. Not at all. Most of the mainstream media are silent or hostile, and are acting as instruments of the state.

# Medical Technology
Elon Musk’s Neuralink Gets Greenlight To Recruit Humans For Brain-Chip Trial: The company is building a brain implant that aims to help patients with severe paralysis control external technologies using neural signals. The study will take six years and is looking for people with quadriplegia to test the whole Neuralink system.

Ethics Group Asks SEC to Probe Musk Claims About ‘Gruesome’ Neuralink Monkey Trials: “It seems obvious to everyone but Elon Musk that Neuralink’s device is unsafe,” said one critic. “Now he is deliberately misleading investors and the public by outright lying about the company’s monkey experiments.”

# Military / DOD
Pentagon’s Budget Is So Bloated That It Needs an AI Program to Navigate It: Thanks to its bloat and political wrangling, the annual Department of Defense budget legislation includes hundreds of revisions and limitations telling the Pentagon what it can and cannot do. To make sense of all those provisions, the Pentagon created an AI program, codenamed GAMECHANGER.

Two U.S. drone ships have been sent to Japan, the first time such vessels have been deployed near China: The unmanned surface vessels (USVs) Ranger and Mariner arrived Sept. 18 in Yokosuka “as part of a scheduled port visit during Integrated Battle Problem (IBP) 23.2,” a drone exercise, according to a Navy statement on the event.

US And Russia Put Boots On The Ground In The Same Country: The United States and Russia both had troops stationed in Armenia. A U.S. military spokesperson said Wednesday that American troops would complete a joint-military exercise as planned with Armenian forces in the country, which houses a Russian military base that was set up following an interstate agreement between Moscow and Yerevan in 1995.

# Military / Global
Is Russia Preparing to Wage WWIII? Putin’s Nuclear Missile Forces Conducting War Drills: Vladimir Putin had thousands of troops from the nuclear missile forces conduct exercises that showcased the “highest degrees of combat readiness,” amplifying concerns World War III could be imminent, according to a new report.

# Space
Sun Blasts Powerful X2-Class Solar Flare during geomagnetic storm watch (video). The huge X2.2 solar flare erupted from a new sunspot on the face of the sun. The huge solar flare, which registered as a powerful X2.2 sun storm, occurred began at 2:38 p.m. EST (1938 GMT) and reached its peak strength 48 minutes later. From start to finish, the intense solar storm lasted one hour and 12 minutes, and created temporary radio blackouts on the sunlit side of Earth, according to an alert from the U.S. Space Weather Prediction Group operated by NOAA. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured video of the new flare.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2023-09-20

Voices, The Peoples News

September 20, 2023
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# Indigenous
Tribes seek U.S. Department of Energy funding to build local microgrids to improve grid reliability on tribal land: The power regularly cuts out on the 500-member Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, throwing the reservation’s casino, community center, and homes into the dark. The outages can be weekly during cold winters on the Hopi Reservation in northern Arizona, where many of the 9,300 residents still lack access to the grid even though an electric transmission line runs overhead.

DOE Awards $9 Million to Tribal Communities To Enhance Energy Security And Resilience: Funding will Affect 1,200 Tribal Buildings, Create $48.5 Million in Energy Savings and Support 13 Indian Tribes and Tribal Entities Across the Country

# Archaeology
Archaeologists unearth oldest known wooden structure in the world: The simple structure found along a riverbank in Zambia is made up of two interlocking logs, with a notch deliberately crafted into the upper piece to allow them to fit together at right angles, according to a new study of cut marks made by stone tools.

# Border / Immigration / Migrants
El Paso Border Crisis: Texas National Guard Blocks Migrant Entrance Attempt, False rumors prompt Venezuelans in Juarez to attempt seeking asylum between ports of entry in El Paso: Up to 200 Venezuelan migrants who tried to surrender to U.S. authorities Tuesday at the border wall in South-Central El Paso were kept at bay by Texas National Guard troops, witnesses said. The migrants, mostly Venezuelan families and single adults, began crossing the Rio Grande from Juarez, Mexico, around  3 p.m. after rumors spread about U.S. authorities allegedly letting asylum seekers come in between ports of entry.

Armed Texas National Guard makes show of force on border to turn back migrants: More than a dozen military vehicles, as well as Texas state police vehicles, were seen along the border, and Guard members could be heard telling migrants to go to a port of entry. Texas National Guard members stationed themselves and military vehicles on the concrete banks of the Rio Grande on Tuesday and erected concertina wire barriers in an attempt to turn back migrants from the U.S.

Governor Abbott Deploys New Texas Tactical Border Force: Governor Greg Abbott today announced the deployment of the new Texas Tactical Border Force to the Texas-Mexico border to respond to the growing border crisis at Austin Bergstrom International Airport in Austin.

# Children / Youth
Prosecutors charge two after daycare death, kilo of fentanyl on top of children’s mats: Kilo of fentanyl stored on kids’ mats at day care where 1-year-old died: Prosecutors. Grei Mendez and Carlisto Acevedo Brito, already in custody over the death of a 1-year-old at a Bronx day care, are now facing federal charges.

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
Here’s Why You Should Be Worried About the $33 Trillion National Debt — No Matter What Joe Biden and Janet Yellen Say: Accumulating substantial debt can impose an economic burden on future generations. They may face higher taxes or reduced government services to cover the interest payments and eventually pay down the debt, potentially limiting their ability to invest in their own priorities and economic growth. Though concessions were made on both sides of the aisle, the debt ceiling bill suspended the government’s borrowing limit until January 2025 and averted an unprecedented default.

# Education / Schools
Texas made it illegal to punish students for dreadlocks. A school is testing the limits of the law: A high school student’s recent suspension over his hair length is testing the limits of a new state law that protects “hair texture or protective hairstyles associated with race”
from discrimination. De’Andre Arnold, a Barbers Hill High School student, drew national attention and the support of activists across the country in 2020 after district administrators suspended him for the length of his dreadlocks.

# Employment / Labor
GM and Stellantis just laid off more than 2,000 additional workers because of the UAW’s strike: United Auto Workers members attend a rally in Detroit, Sept. 15, 2023. General Motors announced that they’re laying off 2,000 workers because of the strike with the United Auto Workers union. Plus, Michigan has secured federal funds to combat food assistance fraud, and more.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals POWER Program selects teams to design power beaming relays: DARPA is entering the first phase of the Persistent Optical Wireless Energy Relay (POWER) program, aimed at revolutionizing energy distribution through airborne wireless power transfer.

Federal officials release a roadmap to build out offshore wind transmission infrastructure along the Atlantic coast: As part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, a key pillar of Bidenomics, today the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) released An Action Plan for Offshore Wind Transmission Development in the U.S. Atlantic Region

A Minnesota college’s microgrid research center prepares to expand after securing new state and federal funding: The University of St. Thomas’ Center for Microgrid Research plans to triple its three-person staff and enroll more students thanks to money from a $7.5 million state legislative appropriation and $11 million in federal defense bill earmarks secured by U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure The Biden administration announces an American Climate Corps program that will train 20,000 young people to work in clean energy, energy efficiency and other climate-critical jobs: The American Climate Corps will mobilize a new, diverse generation of more than 20,000 Americans – putting them to work conserving and restoring our lands and waters, bolstering community resilience, deploying clean energy, implementing energy efficient technologies, and advancing environmental justice

Chicago Mayor Unveils Reforms to Fight Environmental Racism: Promising to end the practice of piling on more environmental burdens to the same South and West Side communities, Mayor Brandon Johnson is proposing a series of reforms aimed at changing city practices after federal investigators last year determined Chicago violates the civil rights of its residents. “In the greatest city in the world, no neighborhood should have to suffer the burdens of pollution more so than any other neighborhood,” Mayor Brandon Johnson said.

Excessive Groundwater Pumping is Cracking Open the American Southwest: The US has pumped so much groundwater that it’s literally splitting the ground open across the American Southwest. When too much groundwater gets pumped up from the natural aquifers below the surface, it causes the land to sag and create these cracks. Groundwater is one of the main sources of freshwater on Earth — it provides almost half of all drinking water, and about 40% of global irrigation.

# Gov / Politics / Global
Zelensky Dares Trump to Come Clean on Ukraine Peace Plan: The former U.S. president has repeatedly bragged that he could end the war in Ukraine within one day. ‘He can publicly share his idea now’

Canada, India and a diplomatic spat few saw coming: Why India fears the Khalistan movement and how Canada became embroiled in diplomatic spat over killing of Sikh separatist

India expels Canadian diplomat in tit-for-tat move as spat over assassinated Sikh activist deepens: Canada’s accusation that India may have been involved in the assassination of a Sikh activist on its soil has triggered a growing spat with Ottawa and New Delhi both expelling senior diplomats, sending relations between the two countries plunging.

US and Russia called for ceasefire: Now it’s happening: One day after Azerbaijan initiated military operations in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, a ceasefire has reportedly been agreed upon. According to Armenian news agency Armenpress, authorities of the internationally unrecognized Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) in the South Caucasus have accepted a proposal for a ceasefire from the Russian side.

# Gov / Politics
House schedules first Biden impeachment inquiry hearing: The Republican-led House Oversight Committee announced its first impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden is scheduled for Sept. 28, next Thursday

White House hits back after House sets first Biden impeachment hearing for 28 September House GOP planning on subpoenaing bank records of Joe Biden, his brother James, and son Hunter Biden

Israel’s Netanyahu Will Meet Biden In New York, The Location Is Seen As A Sign Of US Displeasure: The lengthy delay in setting up the meeting with Biden and the White House decision to hold the meeting in New York rather than Washington have been widely interpreted in Israel as signs of U.S. displeasure with Netanyahu’s new government.

Republican Infighting Paralyzes The House As Some Call A Shutdown Inevitable: Republican divisions paralyzed the House again on Tuesday as a small band of conservative rebels blocked a motion to merely begin debate on a military funding bill and GOP leaders abandoned a separate vote to avert a shutdown at the end of the month.

U.S. Is Waging War With Russia, Foreign Minister Says: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the US is waging war against Russia by conducting the war in Ukraine, by supplying the Ukrainian forces with weapons, ammunition, and intelligence, Sputnik reported. “No matter what they say, they (the United States) control this war,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in comments on state television on Sunday. “They supply weapons, ammunition, intelligence data, data from satellites, they are waging a war against us,” Lavrov said.

# Law Enforcment
Slaying of Chicago Family of 4 ‘Not a Random Incident’: Two adults, their two children, and their three dogs were found with gunshot wounds in their home in Illinois on Sunday night. Officials at the FBI, ATF and the DEA all said they have not been contacted by Romeoville to join the murder investigation. Federal drug investigators would typically be called in if there were signs of a drug cartel’s involvement. In a recorded video statement released on Tuesday, Romeoville’s Deputy Chief of Police Chris Burne said detectives and crime-scene investigators have been working tirelessly on the case.

How local police could help prevent another January 6th-style insurrection: The Proud Boys are more of a loosely affiliated street gang than they are a unified right-wing militia, researchers say. But police ignore the threats from these groups, and their threats grow. Research finds it is effective for police to systematically monitor and target groups that exhibit violent behavior and that doing so deters future acts of violence.

# Legal / DOJ
Merrick Garland says GOP allegations about Hunter Biden case have no basis in reality. The U.S. attorney general faced Republican accusations that the Justice Department has gone easy on the president’s son. Despite Hunter Biden’s legal peril, Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) declared Wednesday that “the fix is in” at the Justice Department. He alleged that top brass had interfered with an IRS probe into Hunter Biden’s taxes and that other officials had hobbled Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss’ pursuit of the case.

# Medical / Health
Clinical trial of HIV vaccine begins in United States and South Africa: HVTN 142 is being conducted at 6 locations in the United States and 4 in South Africa, involving the enrollment of 95 HIV-negative participants. These participants will be randomly assigned to 1 of 4 study groups, with 3 groups receiving different doses of the vaccine, while one group will receive a placebo.

# Military / DOD
Humanitarian Imperialism Created the Libyan Nightmare: NATO’s military intervention in Libya in 2011, which overthrew Muammar Gaddafi, resulted in a chaotic and murderous failed state. NATO’s military intervention in Libya in 2011, which overthrew the regime of Muammar Gaddafi, resulted in a chaotic and murderous failed state. Libyans pay a horrific price for this catastrophe.

U.S. troops describe living in military baracks as ‘continuous misery’: Sewage backups and inoperable fire systems are among the safety hazards that U.S. service members living in barracks face, according to a new report on how such conditions undermine quality of life and military readiness. “Service members we met with at this installation described living in the barracks without air conditioning on hot days, especially after being outside all day for work or training, as continuous misery,” according to the report. The report found the problems were widespread and, in some cases, dangerous.

# Military / Global
Ceasefire Reached in Karabakh After Azeri Military Offensive: Dozens are thought to have died in the two-day operation launched against the separatist region by Azeri forces: Azerbaijan’s Defence Ministry confirms it has reached agreement on a ceasefire in the mountainous ethnic region, which is Armenian-populated.

# Science
NIH upholds controversial plan: The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) will move forward with its plan that foreign scientists must share laboratory notebooks and raw data with their US research partners. The policy is directed at holders of ‘subawards,’’ funds that a US-based researcher can give to a collaborator, and arose because of controversy over how the NIH oversaw subawards to the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China. The policy remains too broad and suggests a lack of trust in foreign researchers

# Security
DARPA seeks tech solutions to create autonomous capabilities for commercial drones: “Through creating an autonomy adapter that works with all commercial drones, regardless of manufacturer, and by developing mission-specific autonomy software that is constantly refreshed and easy to upload prior to a mission, we aim to give drone operators the advantage in fast-paced combat operations.

# Social
Americans do talk about peace, just not the same way people do in other countries: Peace is hard to define. In the dictionary, it’s equated with tranquility or the absence of war. We see it as broader. Peace is the ability for people to live in harmony with themselves and with each other. In practice, however, that can mean many different things to different people. We know that people who directly experience conflict and violence tend to have very broad, but also nuanced, definitions of peace.

# Space
Parker Solar Probe flies through intense solar eruption and captures everything on camera: On September 5, 2022, the probe ventured through one of the most intense Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) ever observed, shedding light on the intricate relationship between CMEs and interplanetary dust, tiny mineral grains in the nano and micrometer size range.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2023-09-18

Voices, The Peoples News

September 18, 2023
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# Archaeology
Archaeologists reveal largest paleolithic cave art site in Eastern Iberia: Archaeologists have discovered a major paleolithic cave art site, arguably the most important found on the Eastern Iberian Coast in Europe. More than 100 ancient paintings and engravings, thought to be at least 24,000 years old, have been found in a 500 meter-long cave in ‘Cova Dones’ or ‘Cueva Dones,’a site located in Millares near Valencia in Spain.

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
U.S. National Debt Tops $33 Trillion: The national debt hit a new milestone Monday, topping $33 trillion for the first time, according to data published by the Treasury Department. A stark reminder of the country’s shaky fiscal trajectory at a moment when Washington faces the prospect of a government shutdown this month amid another fight over federal spending.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals A report finds 36 major transmission projects are on the cusp of being built across the U.S., with the potential to create as many as 3.3 million jobs and carry as much as 187 GW of new clean energy.

Tens of thousands of people marched in New York City and across the U.S. Sunday to demand President Biden and other world leaders to end fossil fuels ahead of this week’s UN Climate Ambition Summit. The big picture: Several of the speakers at the New York event that kicked off Climate Week NYC took aim at the Biden administration for approving new oil and gas drilling permits.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure Biden admin unleashes 50-year mining, oil drilling ban across thousands of acres in New Mexico: More than 4,000 acres would be protected under a land withdrawal proposed by the Interior Department.

# Gov / Politics
House Republicans Put Forth Short-Term Deal To Fund Government: The short-term measure, known as a continuing resolution, would fund the government through Oct. 31 and cut nearly 1% from current spending levels. The Defense Department and Veterans Affairs would not see their funding levels slashed, though the other agencies would have their budgets temporarily cut by roughly 8%.

Ron DeSantis is running for president. Is he Trump 2.0, or the Never Trump savior? In reality, the Florida governor’s career is full of opportunistic shifts toward whichever cause will benefit him most. With Ron DeSantis officially filing his paperwork to challenge Donald Trump for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination Wednesday, the media will be awash in attempts to explain who he “really” is. Is he an incipient authoritarian, or is he really just a typical Republican? In my view, he can be either depending on what’s in his interest at the time.

U.S. And Iran Trade Detainees After Qatar Deal Unfreezes $6 Billion:  Five U.S. detainees flew out of Iran on Monday in a swap for five Iranians held in the U.S. in a rare deal between the arch enemies that also unfroze $6 billion of Tehran’s funds.

U.S. Seeks to Build Network of Like-Minded Nations in Indo-Pacific: Contrary to Chinese claims, there is no U.S. effort to establish a “NATO-like” organization in the Indo-Pacific.

US strengthens Asian alliances with an eye toward China: The U.S. is expanding it military presence in Asia, in a string of moves aimed at countering Beijing and reassuring Indo-Pacific allies that America will stand with them against threats from China and North Korea. The U.S. actions stretch from Japan to the Solomon Islands.

Zelensky to Visit D.C. as Congress Debates Billions of Additional Dollars for Ukraine: Zelensky will address the United Nations General Assembly in person for the first time since Russia’s invasion in early 2022. He’ll then travel from New York to Washington, D.C., for talks with President Biden and congressional leaders.

# Law Enforcment
Texas Lawman Linked to Oath Keepers Convicted After Violating Inmate Rights: Sheriff Jeff Lyde, a Texas sheriff with links to the Oath Keepers has been convicted of “official oppression” for the mistreatment of detainees in his jail in 2021, one of whom allegedly staged a suicide attempt.

# Medical Alternatives / Herbology
Why Dandelion roots are the most important part of the plant, and why they deserve a place of honor in our gardens, kitchens, and herbal medicine cabinets. They consist of several parts, including the leaves, stems, flowers, and roots. Each of these components plays a unique role in the plant’s life cycle and human interactions.

# Space
‘Hidden structures’ discovered deep beneath the dark side of the moon: Scientists map 1,000 feet of hidden ‘structures’ deep below the dark side of the moon. With data from China’s Chang’e-4 rover, scientists were able to visualize the upper 1,000 feet of the moon’s surface for the first time. Their results reveal billions of years of previously hidden lunar history. Their results, which were published Aug. 7 in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, reveal billions of years of previously hidden lunar history.
Journal of Geophysical Research:

# Technology
Google Founder and Silicon Valley Artificial Intelligence Engineers: ‘We’re Creating God’

AI experts are increasingly afraid of what they’re creating: AI gets smarter, more capable, and more world-transforming every day. Here’s why that might not be a good thing.

‘Godfather of A.I.’ leaves Google after a decade to warn society of technology he’s touted: Geoffrey Hinton, known as the ‘godfather of AI,’ is leaving his role at Google and plans to warn of the risks of the technology he’s long promoted. Hinton told CNBC that he now thinks digital intelligence can “acquire hugely more knowledge than any individual biological agent.”

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2023-09-17

Voices, The Peoples News

September 17, 2023
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate
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# Border / Immigration / Migrants
House Republicans Prepare to Turn US Government Shutdown Into Immigration Clash: House Republicans are preparing to turn an impending government shutdown into a clash with Democrats over border enforcement as New York, Chicago and other major cities struggle with a migrant influx.

More than 100 House Democrats are urging President Joe Biden to ‘use all the tools available’ to help undocumented immigrants. It’s the latest effort on border issues from House Dems as they navigate their minority status. As House Republicans demand more border security measures from their perch in the majority, Democrats are asking President Joe Biden to use his executive status to further their party’s immigration goals.

House funding bill aims to restart border wall construction: A member of the House Appropriations Committee says that the chamber’s Department of Homeland Security appropriation bill is centering around border security, particularly restarting border wall construction, to combat the ongoing crisis at the southern border, as well as cutting spending and getting rid of “woke.” The bill  is part of House Republicans’ larger legislative package to address record-high levels of migration to the U.S.-Mexico border.

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
With COVID cases rising, grand-standing legislators propose criminalizing mRNA vaccines or banning mask-wearing:  Every so often they propose something so completely idiotic, anti-social, and authoritarian that it becomes the very personification of irresponsibility. Two examples come to mind, one last February, the other this month.

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
National deficit, inflation soars despite ‘Inflation Reduction Act’: The U.S. Congressional Budget Office reports that the federal government is borrowing far more this fiscal year than the year before even as inflation continues to rise.  It’s just another sign of the deteriorating fiscal conditions of the federal budget and the immense challenges we face in turning the tide towards fiscal sustainability.”

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 will make a historic down payment on deficit reduction to fight inflation, invest in domestic energy production and manufacturing, and reduce carbon emissions by roughly 40 percent by 2030. The bill will also finally allow Medicare to negotiate for prescription drug prices and extend the expanded Affordable Care Act program for three years, through 2025.

The Stealth Attack on the Power to Tax: If the Supreme Court rules in favor of Moore v. U.S., the Treasury could be forced to reliniquish an estimated $7 trillion in taxation over the next decade. The Supreme Court could overturn a well-established form of federal taxation.

# Education / Schools
NYU Divests From Fossil Fuels: Following years of pressure from student activists, New York University NYU has announced that it will divest its financial holdings from fossil fuels. As the country’s largest private university, with an endowment totaling over $5 billion, it’s a meaningful win for climate activists.

Free speech suffering at many top universities across the country: Tensions over free speech have been intensifying on college campuses across the United States. Of those surveyed, 72% of students opposed allowing a conservative speaker on campus while 43% opposed allowing a liberal speaker. Some states and universities have been working, and paying, to combat what many feel are free speech issues at the nation’s colleges and universities.

# Employment / Labor
Billionaires cash in on abusive farm worker scam: To staff  their agricultural properties, Bill Gates, Rupert Murdoch, and other tycoons are using a visa program linked to labor abuses and human trafficking. The program, which is allowing a growing number of employers to pay rock-bottom wages, has been at the heart of recent modern slavery cases, and one in three workers in the program say the arrangement has limited their ability to leave their jobs.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals A Fracker in Pennsylvania Wants to Take 1.5 Million Gallons a Day From a Small, Biodiverse Creek. Should the State Approve a Permit? PennEnergy says such withdrawals are “safe and responsible” and “highly regulated.” Environmental activists counter that the company’s application used old data and doesn’t do enough to protect imperiled species.

America just hit the lithium jackpot: The world’s largest-known deposit was just discovered in Nevada. What does that mean? If exploration continues, and lithium is easy to extract and refine, both large Ifs, this ancient geological event may shape contemporary geopolitics and perhaps even the future of green energy. Lithium is a boon almost as old as time.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure / Global Sea-ice levels in Antarctica at a ‘mind-blowing’ historic low: Sea ice levels reached record lows at least twice in 2023 after record minimums were detected in 2017 and 2022. “It’s so far outside anything we’ve seen, it’s almost mind-blowing,” Walter Meier, senior research scientist told the BBC.

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals
California passes 1st bill in US to ban 4 chemicals in food: what to know: The California Food Safety Act passed in the state legislature on Tuesday that would ban four chemicals from processed foods. The bill, authored and presented by Democratic Assembly Member Jesse Gabriel, representing California’s 46th district, and co-sponsored by the Environmental Working Group and Consumer Reports, would end the use of brominated vegetable oil, potassium bromate, propylparaben and red dye No. 3 in food products sold .

# Gov / Politics / Global
‘War Is Good for Business,’ Declares Executive at London’s Global Arms Fair:     Deals done at DSEI will cause misery across the world, causing global instability, and devastate people’s lives,” one peace activist lamented. Military-industrial complex players big and small gathered in London this week, hawking everything from long-range missiles to gold-plated pistols to arms fair attendees, including representatives of horrific human rights violators, as weapon-makers and other merchants of the machinery of death reap record profits.

# Gov / Politics
Democracy is on Life Support, and the GOP wants to pull the plug: The authors of How Democracies Die are back with a new book that tackles the threat of minority rule, and how our political institutions can be reformed.

Are Lawmakers Stumbling Into a Shutdown? Lawmakers left town late Thursday for an extended weekend, following a brief but chaotic workweek during which the odds of a government shutdown seemed to increase by the hour. Riven by factional disputes, both the House and Senate closed up shop with loads of unfinished business on their plates, leaving just two weeks to figure out how to fund the government for the 2024 fiscal year, which begins on October 1, while making sure the doors stay open in the meantime if they can’t agree on a full-year budget.

Zelensky Reportedly Visiting White House Next Week As Battle Over Ukraine Aid Brews: Zelensky’s reported trip comes on the heels of Secretary of State Antony Blinken paying a visit to Kyiv last week, when he announced an additional $1 billion in U.S. aid to Ukraine to help defend the country against the Russian invasion.

Freedom Caucus won’t support Ukraine ‘blank check.’ What’s that mean? There’s a range of demands among Republicans resisting a swift up or down vote on new aid. House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy warned Tuesday that Republicans will not write a “blank check” for Ukraine if they win back the House majority, reflecting his party’s growing skepticism about financial support for Kyiv as it battles Russia’s invasion.

CLG News Founder Michael Rectenwald Launches Presidential Bid as Libertarian: He joins a field of over a dozen total candidates. media early Tuesday morning. While he has not yet formally announced, his unprocessed FEC paperwork can be accessed here.

The GOP Is Coming After Your Birth Control (Even If They Won’t Admit It): Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron is under fire for signaling on an anti-abortion survey he would restrict access to contraception if he could. Earlier this month, the state attorney general’s office announced that it would suspend payments for emergency contraception for survivors of sexual assault. The medication had been funded through a program for crime victims, but the Republican attorney general is considering a permanent end to its provision. She is “carefully evaluating whether this is an appropriate use of public funds,” a spokesperson said in a statement.

# Legal / DOJ
The Texas Senate acquitted Paxton on articles of impeachment, capping off a nearly two-week trial in the Texas Senate: Only two of 19 Republican Senators voted in favor of convicting for any article — a stark contrast to the more than 70% of House Republicans who impeached the attorney general in May.

Paxton still faces securities fraud charges, as well as an FBI investigation related to allegations spotlighted during his impeachment: The attorney general’s long-simmering securities fraud case appears closer to resolution, while the FBI has probed the same allegations that played a major role in his impeachment.

GOP Attacks on DOJ Are About Ensuring the Rule of Republicans, Not Rule of Law: The Republicans’ attacks on the DOJ are cynical attempts to defend Trump from accountability. They aren’t saying “let the evidence be presented” — instead they are seeking to shut down the judicial process rather than let the jury trials play themselves out, while engaged in a stunningly dangerous rewriting of history around the violent breach of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.

Inside the House GOP’s plan to go after FBI and DOJ: Republicans are escalating a multi-pronged fight against their two biggest political boogeymen. It goes far beyond just trying to impeach Attorney General Merrick Garland. House Republicans are taking their fight with the FBI and Justice Department to a new level, weighing punitive steps against both agencies that would have been unfathomable a decade ago.

# Media
Julian Assange: More than 60 Australian MPs urge US to let WikiLeaks founder walk free. MPs from major parties say continued extradition and prosecution would be ‘unjust’ and lead to an ‘outcry’ in Australia. They said the matter had “dragged on for over a decade” and it was “wrong for Mr Assange to be further persecuted and denied his liberty when one considers the duration and circumstances of the detention he has already suffered.

# Medical Alternatives / Herbology
10 anti-inflammatory teas that reduce inflammation and help you feel better: Research shows that eating and drinking certain types of food or drinks can help prevent or reduce the painful effects of inflammation. Certain herbs and spices in tea contain antioxidants that may help reduce pain and discomfort associated with chronic inflammation and acute inflammation.

Broadleaf Plantain, Unveiling the Marvels of Nature’s Medicinal Herb: This plant is very common in our countryside, and yet few people know that it can save a human’s life

# Pharmaceuticals / Drugs
Companies Already Ban the Use of Their Drugs for Lethal Injection. Now They’re Blocking IV Equipment: Medical manufacturers say states can’t use their IV equipment to kill, a stance that could fuel new challenges to lethal injection

# Social
What does ‘woke’ mean and why are some conservatives using it? The definition of “woke” changes depending on who you ask. The term was originally coined by progressive Black Americans and used in racial justice movements in the early to mid-1900s. To be “woke” politically in the Black community means that someone is informed, educated and conscious of social injustice and racial inequality, Merriam-Webster Dictionary states. The term has since been co-opted by some Republicans as a pejorative term this midterm election cycle to signify the identity-based social justice issues that some Democrats and progressives push for, representatives from the Democratic Governors Association and Working Families Party tell ABC News.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2023-09-15

Voices, The Peoples News

September 15, 2023
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate
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# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
Thromboembolic events and hemorrhagic stroke after mRNA (BNT162b2) and inactivated (CoronaVac) covid-19 vaccination: A self-controlled case series study: A total of 5,526,547 doses of BNT162b2 and 3,146,741 doses of CoronaVac were administered. A total of 334 and 402 thromboembolic events, and 57 and 49 hemorrhagic stroke cases occurred within 28 days after BNT162b2 and CoronaVac vaccination, respectively.

Acute Arterial Ischemic Stroke Following COVID-19 Vaccination: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis:  Acute arterial-ischemic-stroke (AIS) has been reported as a rare adverse-event following COVID-19-vaccination with mRNA or viral-vector vaccines. However, data are sparse regarding the risk of post-vaccination AIS and its potential association with thrombotic-thrombocytopenia-syndrome

Myocarditis Cases Reported After mRNA-Based COVID-19 Vaccination in the US From December 2020 to August 2021: In this descriptive study of 1626 cases of myocarditis in a national passive reporting system, the crude reporting rates within 7 days after vaccination exceeded the expected rates across multiple age and sex strata. The rates of myocarditis cases were highest after the second vaccination dose in adolescent males https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2788346__;!!On18fmf1aQ!zrw9FYYtVIjNAln3PankC3QI2ivwR0Wi01vTZo3tNcPjdAwLleWEut2C5Tzf7tn30ZVND9t0D8noNhUCGkhru6Qqe13POC6T$

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
Social Security Overpays Billions to People, Many on Disability, Then It Demands the Money Back: During the 2022 fiscal year, the agency clawed back $4.7 billion of overpayments, while another $21.6 billion remained outstanding, according to a report by SSA’s inspector general. One consequence is a costly collection effort for the government and a potentially devastating ordeal for the beneficiary.

# Employment / Labor
UAW Strikes at Select Plants: The ‘Stand Up Strike’ is intended to keep the Big Three automakers off-balance. At midnight, the United Auto Workers began targeted work stoppages at plants across the United States.

Biden To Deliver Remarks On United Auto Workers Strike After Talks Collapse: White House officials have stressed that Biden believes in collective bargaining and has wanted a deal that bolsters middle-class jobs.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals A new Biden administration rule gives states and tribes more power to block pipelines and other projects that could affect water quality: States and Native American tribes will have greater authority to block energy projects such as natural gas pipelines that could pollute rivers and streams under a final rule issued by the Biden administration.

Inside The U.S.-China War Over Clean Energy: Tensions from the US-China tech war have spilled over into green tech and climate efforts. The pivotal role of Indonesia’s vast nickel reserve in the global electric vehicle (EV) revolution and the high-stakes geopolitical chess game the mineral has ignited.

‘It’s just crazy’: How the U.S.-China energy race imperils the climate fight: Beijing’s control of the technology behind batteries and solar panels is complicating Washington’s efforts to make a swift transition from fossil fuels.

Pipeline problems could cut off nation’s 100-year gas supply:  A recent analysis determined the United States sits on a century’s worth of gas supply, but industry experts warn there aren’t enough pipelines to access it. The report from the Potential Gas Committee, part of the Colorado School of Mines, found that the country had technically recoverable gas resources of 3,353 trillion cubic feet, a 0.5% decrease from its 2020 estimate.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure The US and China must unite to fight the climate crisis, not each other: Climate change is a global crisis and cannot be solved by any one country alone. If the United States, China and other industrialized countries do not come together to dramatically decrease greenhouse gas emissions, the world we leave our children and future generations will become increasingly unhealthy and uninhabitable.

U.S. Should Not Surrender Clean Energy Technology to China, DOD Official Says: China has made it very clear that clean energy technology also results in geostrategic power, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for environment and energy resilience said.

How Rising U.S.-China Tensions May Hurt Efforts to Fight Climate Change: A lack of dialogue between the world’s two largest emitters is worrying, and the politicization of the climate agenda is a dangerous new road. A rift may make the U.S. clean energy transition more difficult, given its dependence on China’s technology exports; it may also hurt global efforts to stop climate change.

Manufacturers, efficiency advocates reach agreement on rules for refrigerators, other appliances: The joint support ‘clears the path ahead’ for new standards, said Appliance Standards Awareness Project Executive Director Andrew deLaski, and together will lobby the U.S. Department of Energy to adopt them.

Cities and Indigenous communities in the Great Lakes region are grappling with a host of problems related to severe climate change-related flooding: Archaic wastewater systems, crumbling infrastructure and segregated housing in the region create a perfect storm of flood vulnerability amid excessive rain, overflowing rivers and storm surges. Six newsrooms, all members of the Institute for Nonprofit News, joined forces to explore various issues throughout the region, from flood-vulnerable neighborhoods to archaic infrastructure to wild rice harvests.

Earth is no longer a ‘safe operating space for humanity.’ Climate change isn’t even the biggest problem: Human activities are causing dramatic effects on Earth’s environmental conditions. From logging to plastic pollution to greenhouse gas emissions, we’re changing the living conditions on the planet. Study looks into the planetary boundaries and how we are affecting them https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.zmescience.com/ecology/earth-is-no-longer-a-safe-operating-space-for-humanity-climate-change-isnt-even-the-biggest-problem/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!zrw9FYYtVIjNAln3PankC3QI2ivwR0Wi01vTZo3tNcPjdAwLleWEut2C5Tzf7tn30ZVND9t0D8noNhUCGkhru6Qqex3eYCCe$

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure / Global Environmental activists are being killed all over for trying to protect the planet: Every other day, an environmental defender is killed. At least 177 land and environmental defenders (or one person every other day) were killed last year for safeguarding the environment.

# Gov / Politics
Hawks want Biden to take the fight with Russia global: Whatever Biden has done in support of Ukraine, hawks complain that he has been too slow and too stinting in what the U.S. provides, and they have often urged Washington to intensify or widen the war. Fortunately for the U.S. and Europe, Biden has ignored their most aggressive demands and slow-walked the rest.

How Much Aid Has the U.S. Sent Ukraine? Here Are Six Charts.

Before Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy even started his address to Congress, Republicans had settled on their response: President Joe Biden is too weak on Russia.

Biden asks Congress for $24 billion in more Ukraine assistance: President Joe Biden is asking Congress for more than $24 billion for Ukraine and other international needs as he works to sustain support for the war amid signs of softening support among Americans.

Biden: ‘Ukraine Will Never Be a Victory for Russia. Never’: After an unprecedented visit to Ukraine, President Joe Biden told a Warsaw crowd that “brutality will never grind down the will of a free Ukraine. Ukraine will never be a victory for Russia. Never.”

Nearly $2 million in ‘dark money’ pours into historic Virginia campaigns: Independent political groups backed largely by “dark money” organizations and wealthy donors have spent nearly $1.7 million on Virginia candidates this election cycle, raising concerns about transparency and the influence of outside money in the tightly contested battle for control of the General Assembly.

# Juvenile Justice System
Incarcerated Youth at Angola Shed Spotlight on Louisiana’s Cruel Juvenile System: Louisiana has until Friday to remove children from its notorious state penitentiary at Angola after a federal judge found they were being held in “intolerable” conditions that included prolonged solitary confinement, punishment with mace and handcuffs, and inadequate education and mental health care. Children, some as young as 15, incarcerated at notorious Angola prison, which has reputation for brutality and violence

# Medical Alternatives / Herbology
Poisonous Yellow Oleander Found In Alternative Weight-Loss Drugs: Tests in a lab in Oregon showed that in nine out of 10 diet pills and health food products, what was labeled as Tejocote root was yellow oleander, which is poisonous and sometimes deadly. Some products have been withdrawn, but the FDA has warned that other, similarly-labeled ones remain on sale. The wave of Ozempic and Wegovy is hard to ignore. Constant demand has led to supply shortages and those seeking quick results have found themselves making rash decisions and purchasing unregulated alternatives.

# Medical / Health
Rural Nursing Home Supporters Fear Proposed Staffing Standards Will Trigger More Closures: Good Samaritan Society President Nate Schema said he fears the proposed federal staffing standards would spark more closures, forcing rural residents to seek care far from their hometowns. Family members would not be able to visit as often, he said. “Are they going to have to drive 20 or 30 or, God forbid, 100 miles?”

ER visit times stretch longer as hospitals face staffing crunch: Increasing ER visit times are an indication that a hospital may be understaffed relative to a community’s need or is facing other issues. “Long stays in the emergency department before a patient leaves may be a sign that the emergency department is understaffed or overcrowded,” per CMS.

Alzheimer’s disease is partly genetic − studying the genes that delay decline in some may lead to treatments for all: Despite decades of starts and stops, new treatments and key genetic discoveries are giving researchers great hope for slowing or eventually preventing Alzheimer’s disese. In 2019 and 2023, researchers identified changes in at least two other genes that markedly delayed the onset of disease symptoms in people with familial Alzheimer’s disease mutations. These mutated genes were found in a very large family in Colombia whose members tended to develop Alzheimer’s symptoms by their 40s.

# Medical Science
Public perspectives about pharmacogenetic testing and managing ancillary findings; Pharmacists explain the risks and benefits of pharmacogenetic testing:  Pharmacogenetic (PGx) tests are intended to improve therapeutic outcomes through predicting a patient’s likelihood to respond to or experience an adverse effect from a specific treatment. In addition, PGx testing may also generate ancillary, or incidental, disease information unrelated to the purpose for which the test was ordered. Pharmacogenetic (PGx) testing is considered to be one of the most promising clinical applications in personalized medicine, with the potential to improve therapeutic outcomes through reduction of adverse drug responses and increased likelihood of response https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3306589/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!zrw9FYYtVIjNAln3PankC3QI2ivwR0Wi01vTZo3tNcPjdAwLleWEut2C5Tzf7tn30ZVND9t0D8noNhUCGkhru6Qqe5b3I7Px$

# UFO Disclosure / Other
NASA joins the still controversial search for UFOs: NASA officially joined the search for UFOs, but reflecting the stigma attached to the field, the US space agency wouldn’t identify the director of the new program . The official’s appointment is the result of a year-long NASA fact-finding report into what NASA calls “unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAP).”

UFO Disclosure: The Most Significant Law in Human History? After hearing sworn testimony on evidence of alien intelligence, Congress is now drafting a law that will require agencies to disclose information to the public. That Congress is taking the matter seriously in the first place, implies that the testimony and further evidence provided behind closed doors has a substantial basis in fact.

U.S. recovered non-human ‘biologics’ from UFO crash sites, former intel official says: Three military veterans testified in Congress’ highly anticipated hearing on UFOs, including a former Air Force intelligence officer who claimed the U.S. government has operated a secret “multi-decade” reverse engineering program of recovered vessels. He also said the U.S. has recovered non-human “biologics” from alleged crash sites.

House Committee Hearing on UFOs | Is U.S Government Hiding UFO Truth | US Congress UFO Disclosure

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