Voices, The Peoples News No. 2023-10-30

Voices, The Peoples News

October 30, 2023
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate
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# Indigenous
A tribal-led effort to protect marine life in California faces headwinds: The proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary could create a new model for Native co-management of public lands.

# Chemicals
Democrats unveil ‘most comprehensive plan ever’ to address plastics problem: As plastic litter builds up in the environment, polluting landscapes and poisoning ecosystems, U.S. lawmakers have unveiled their “most comprehensive plan ever” to tackle the problem. The sweeping bill is unlikely to pass, but its components could still make an impact.

EPA to Fund Studies of Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Agriculture: The Environmental Protection Agency announced on Thursday $8 million in new research funding to understand how the toxic compounds known as “forever chemicals” are affecting plants and animals in agricultural, rural and tribal communities.

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
Joe Biden Wants to Change Social Security, but His Plan Would Cost America $273 Billion: For better or worse, Social Security serves as a financial foundation for most retirees. Nearly 9 out of 10 retired workers are reliant on Social Security income, in some capacity, to cover their monthly expenses.

# Education / Schools
Cornell on Alert After Threats to Campus Jewish Community: The antisemitic threats were posted to a website unaffiliated with Cornell under pseudonyms like “hamas,” “jew evil,” and “jew jenocide.” Threatening statements about Jews on an internet discussion board have unnerved students at Cornell University and prompted officials to send police to guard a Jewish center and kosher dining hall

# Employment / Labor
UAW President Says Workers Must ‘Flex Our Collective Muscles’ to Win Class War: “One of our biggest goals coming out of this historic contract victory is to organize like we’ve never organized before,” said United Auto Workers president Shawn Fain. The UAW’s huge contract wins at Detroit automakers represent “a call to action” for working people everywhere to flex their collective muscle against “the billionaire class,” president Shawn Fain told union members Sunday evening

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals They went hunting for fossil fuels. What they found could help save the world: They did not expect to discover something which could supercharge the effort to tackle the climate crisis. White hydrogen! Hydrogen produces only water when burned, making it very attractive as a potential clean energy source for industries https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.cnn.com/2023/10/29/climate/white-hydrogen-fossil-fuels-climate/index.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!3TfXc7ClNpCoyNx4pzG_51cL0_ge14sf1IRCNPe8Wa5PkZHz1n1rle-wJHMYAzFJXjaJve20pBx6k7A4yM6mJ-oCNcQP1J-D$

# Environment / Climate / Infrastructure Environmental crime money easy to stash in US due to loopholes, report finds: Secrecy and lax oversight mean illegal loggers and miners in Amazon can park billions in real estate and other assets.

Another state refuses to cooperate with EPA on environmental justice: Texas told EPA it wouldn’t negotiate to resolve complaints alleging discriminatory decisions on pollution. EPA says it will continue to investigate, a process that could end with enforcement action.

How the US supreme court and an Idaho couple upended wetlands protection: This case, brought by an Idaho couple, Michael and Chantell Sackett, who wanted to fill in a section of wetland to develop a house in Priest Lake without getting a permit first, has upended previous assumptions about the protection of wetlands and now places many of the remaining, prized wetlands at risk.

States, Tribe, and Green Groups to Sue EPA Over Failing to Cap Climate Pollution: Minnesota, Oregon, the San Carlos Apache Tribe, the Center for Biological Diversity, and 350.org filed a formal notice today of their intent to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to act on a 2009 petition urging a nationwide greenhouse gas pollution cap under the Clean Air Act.

Climate Groups Back Efforts to End Tens of Billions in Foreign Fossil Fuel Subsidies. Over 250 climate groups from 30 countries published an open letter on Monday urging governments that endorsed a global pledge at the United Nations summit in Scotland two years ago to support new efforts to cut off subsidies for foreign fossil fuel projects. “This is the moment where OECD countries can turn their words into action,” said an Oil Change International strategist. “All eyes are on them, the world is watching. Immediate action is necessary.”

# Environment / Climate / Infrastructure / Global The unseen toxic threat contaminating wildlife worldwide: An unseen but growing chemical contamination crisis is threatening wildlife across all seven continents, exacerbating a host of environmental threats they’re already facing. Plastic pollution in the oceans is killing albatrosses, the climate crisis threatens polar bears, and chimpanzees are at risk from deforestation

# Gov / Politics / Global
Türkiye to introduce Israel to world as a war criminal:  Turkish President Erdogan,”I am asking West, do you want to create another Crusader War atmosphere?” Erdogan, Those shedding crocodile tears for civilians killed in Ukraine-Russia war silently watching killing of children in Gaza, says Turkish president

Experts say Hamas and Israel are committing war crimes in their fight: The deadly attacks by Hamas on Israeli civilians and the devastating Israeli airstrikes and blockade of Gaza have raised accusations among international legal experts that both sides were violating international law.

Why North Korea is in shock when it starts ‘South Korea-U.S. joint military drills’: Last month, on the 28th, the Son Won-il-class submarine ‘Jeong Ji’ arrived at the US naval base in Guam to participate in the US-South Korea joint anti-submarine exercise known as ‘Silent Shark.’ On the 29th, North Korea fiercely criticized the recent US-South Korea joint military exercises, accusing them of “provoking war against the North.”

Hamas Blocks Foreign Nationals From Leaving Gaza: The United States is blaming militant group Hamas for not letting American citizens and other foreign nationals out of Gaza as Israel intensifies its offensive in the enclave.

Hundreds of people reportedly stormed into a Russian airport, chanting antisemitic slogans and seeking passengers arriving on a flight from Tel Aviv, Israel.

Erdogan Threatens To Declare War On Israel And Send Military To Gaza In Chilling Warning: Turkey’s president appears to have threatened to intervene in Gaza in an impassioned speech at a pro-Palestine rally this evening. Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivered a speech to a rally this afternoon in which he told attendees Israel was responsible for war crimes, and framed Hamas as “freedom fighters.”

New danger for Ukraine: Taking Israel’s side in war against Hamas and Gaza: Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy came out fast and strong in support of Israel, but that has imperiled relations with Arab and Muslim nations. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s immediate and forceful support for Israel in its fight against Hamas has imperiled almost a year of concerted efforts by Kyiv to win the support of Arab and Muslim nations in its war against Russia https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/10/29/ukraine-israel-gaza-russia-support/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!3TfXc7ClNpCoyNx4pzG_51cL0_ge14sf1IRCNPe8Wa5PkZHz1n1rle-wJHMYAzFJXjaJve20pBx6k7A4yM6mJ-oCNdLOwfAl$

Israel Has Killed More Kids in 3 Weeks Than Were Killed in All Global Conflicts Annually Since 2019: “One child’s death is one too many, but these are grave violations of epic proportions,” said the humanitarian group Save the Children. “A cease-fire is the only way to ensure their safety.”

# Gov / Politics
Rights Lawyers Release Legal Analysis of U.S. Complicity in Israel’s Unfolding Genocide Against Palestinians in Gaza: On the heels of President Biden’s visit to Israel and as the Palestinian death toll in Gaza passes 3,300, expert attorneys from the U.S.-based Center for Constitutional Rights released a legal and factual analysis of Israel’s unfolding crime of genocide against the Palestinian people and U.S. complicity in this grave international law violation.

Why This Election Is the Most Crucial Since the Civil War: Matt Bennett, co-founder of national think-tank Third Way, tells The New Abnormal why a second Trump presidency would be a “catastrophe” and leave America “unrecognizable.”

Nikki Haley May Be the Trump Alternative. She May Hate That: Nikki Haley is enjoying a bit of a surge among the Trump alternatives. Ultimately, that might hurt her more in the long run. Just ask Ron DeSantis.

Rep. Mike Johnson’s Vision for the Republican Party: When Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) ​first ran for chairman of the Republican Study Committee in 2018, he posed a thought-provoking question to his fellow  caucus members. He ‌asked them to imagine​ being in ‌an elevator with a millennial wearing a shirt that proudly proclaimed their progressive beliefs. With just a  few minutes‍ to spare, how could they engage in a conversation that would convince this young person that Republican values and conservatism are superior?

Protests surge globally as Gaza death toll rises to unprecedented levels: Massive protests sweep the nation as global outrage over Gaza crisis reaches fever pitch: In a country where mainstream media often casts a shadow over the plight of Palestinians, the grassroots movement demanding justice is creating its own spotlight. “People are waking up to the dire situation in Gaza.”

# Legal / DOJ
‘Charged Lemonade’ Gets New Warning After Death: Sarah Katz, who had a heart disease, drank a large “Charged Lemonade” just hours before her death. Panera Locations Install New Warning on Charged Lemonade Dispenser After Lawsuit Over Customer’s Death. When customers try ordering a beverage on the Panera website, a similar warning message now appears at the top: “Charged Sips contain 245-390mg of CAFFEINE – Consume in Moderation.

Donald Trump Might Have Just Opened a Legal ‘Pandora’s Box’: Democratic Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg’s case against Trump is so convoluted that even the Washington Post thinks it’s a stretch — and one that sets an ominous precedent. It threatens to open a Pandora’s box of political indictments against former presidents and other elected officials, as well as their family members, by local prosecutors seeking to settle political scores.

“Freedom of Speech Does Not Apply to Lies”: Biden’s Supreme Court Win Raises Concerns About Censorship: The decision in a short unsigned order puts on hold a Louisiana-based judge’s ruling in July that specific agencies and officials should be barred from meeting with companies to discuss whether certain content should be stifled.
See also: The application for stay is also treated as a petition for a writ of certiorari, and the petition is granted on the questions presented in the application. The stay shall terminate upon the sending down of the judgment of this Court.

Biden DOJ ‘Bending Over Backwards’ to Protect Corporate Criminals: “If you steal a penny in America, you are a criminal,” said the watchdog group Public Citizen. “If you steal millions, you are a multinational corporation.”

# Medical / Health
By allowing insurers to outsource Medicaid decisions to a profit-hungry middleman, therapists and children say Florida’s left them with no say over vital medical care.

# Medical Science
New study identifies common physical features in babies born to mothers who used fentanyl: Babies born to mothers who used fentanyl during pregnancy displayed similar facial and musculoskeletal abnormalities that suggest the emergence of a novel syndrome, according to research published in the journal Genetics in Medicine Open. Gripp said the infants all had small heads, short stature, and distinctive facial features. Multiple infants had cleft palate, “rocker bottom” feet, and malformed genital organs. Other common features included short, broad thumbs, a single palmar crease, and fused toes.

# Military / DOD
Final Army base stripped of Confederate name as Fort Gordon becomes Fort Eisenhower: The names of Confederate leaders who took up arms against the United States in the Civil War have been fully stripped from Army installations, as the former Fort Gordon in Georgia was renamed Fort Eisenhower on Friday.

900 US troops deploying to Middle East to support Israel, add stability, Pentagon says: Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin decided several days ago to put 2,000 troops on pre-deployment orders to prepare for possible missions in the Middle East. The Pentagon said some of those orders have been activated

The U.S. military is developing a modern version of the B61 nuclear gravity bomb, which has been a mainstay in its arsenal for decades, the Pentagon said Friday. The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) would produce the B61-13.

U.S. and South Korean troops joined forces this week to prepare for “Hamas-style surprise” attacks, potentially out of Pyongyang. The two forces regularly conduct live fire and other training, but this week’s drills come after Hamas’ Oct. 7 assault on Israel raised security jitters in South Korea, which shares the world’s most heavily fortified border with rival North Korea

# Military / Global
Israel Strikes the Outskirts of Gaza City During a Second Ground Raid in as Many Days: Forces backed by fighter jets and drones carried out a second ground raid into Gaza in as many days and struck targets on the outskirts of Gaza City, the military said Friday, as it prepares for a widely expected ground invasion of the Hamas-ruled territory.

# Science
Scientific American has become a ’scientific sewer’, promoting ideological rubbish on the evolution of male-female differences, claims University of Chicago biologist Jerry Coyne: But the authors’ defense of their hypothesis is deeply flawed. Here are six reasons:

‘Crime of insincerity’: What happens when researchers publish scientific results they don’t believe in? Researchers tend to get into trouble when their published numbers have been faked, or when their math is incorrect. Other matters of dubious judgment—whether pertaining to a study’s design or its interpretation—would fall under the more permissive auspices of scholarly debate.

# UFO Disclosure / Other
The enigmatic ‘Ancient Alien Library’ concealed beneath the Great Sphinx: This raises questions about the existence of an advanced society or the involvement of extraterrestrials in the creation of this enigmatic library.  Further exploration and research into UFO phenomena may shed light on the true secrets hidden beneath the Great Sphinx

# Water
EPA to strengthen lead protections in drinking water after multiple crises, including Flint: Now the agency is aiming to further reduce lead levels in drinking water and tighten a rule that failed to prevent recent drinking water crises in cities like Flint, Michigan, and Newark, New Jersey.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2023-10-26

Voices, The Peoples News

October 26, 2023
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate
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# Indigenous / Global
How to rebuild First Nations food systems in B.C: Communities are working toward food sovereignty one morsel at a time.  First Nations are fuelling their people with sustainably harvested, healthy and culturally safe foods amid a changing climate https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thenarwhal.ca/rebuilding-food-sovereignty-experts/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!wWkSYzPBG8c-YHqUBDpinaj1M-LBQdUrGh4-Lpm8EleKDsCGnfj–lIwJl0qc-tCS1snB6lOAGE-BtSXly2sMk7EYHqPFQq3$

# Archaeology
Earthquake in Mexico unearths spectacular Aztec serpent’s head relic: The nearly six-foot-long sculpture features well-preserved colors on 80 percent of its surface. The sculpture had been lying about 15 feet below the surface. Weighing in at 1.3 tons, it measures 5.9 feet long, 2.8 feet high and 3.3 feet wide https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-preserve-a-giant-colorful-aztec-snakehead-uncovered-by-an-earthquake-180983127/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!wWkSYzPBG8c-YHqUBDpinaj1M-LBQdUrGh4-Lpm8EleKDsCGnfj–lIwJl0qc-tCS1snB6lOAGE-BtSXly2sMk7EYB7Wxzkd$

# Education / Schools
Celebrating Terrorism is a Psychological and Moral Failure: On American university campuses, Ivy League professors praised Hamas’s “awesome victory” and called it “exhilarating” and “energizing.” Students shouted, “Glory to the martyrs!” While this may express antisemitism, I don’t think that’s the whole story.

With cyber attacks on the rise, schools brace for higher costs: The GAO report found financial losses to school districts ranged from $50,000 to
$1 million. The GAO also noted that the “precise national magnitude of cyberattacks on K-12 schools is unknown.” Experts said many attacks are not reported. The issue isn’t limited to schools.

# Employment / Labor
The United Auto Workers union and Ford have reached a tentative agreement that could end the nearly six-week strike against the iconic Detroit automaker, the union announced. If workers like the deal, it could serve as a blueprint to resolve contract talks with two other automakers https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://apnews.com/article/auto-workers-strikes-ford-general-motors-stellantis-08a81503d72e44d4efa40549f684d5a2__;!!On18fmf1aQ!wWkSYzPBG8c-YHqUBDpinaj1M-LBQdUrGh4-Lpm8EleKDsCGnfj–lIwJl0qc-tCS1snB6lOAGE-BtSXly2sMk7EYB7eue-w$

‘A Big Deal’: New NLRB Joint-Employer Rule Will Close Workers’ Rights Loophole: The new rule “will help restore fairness to an economy rigged against workers,” said Sen. Bernie Sanders.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Inside the Campaign That Put an Oil Boss in Charge of a Climate Summit: Sultan Al Jaber, CEO of the UAE’s national oil company, secured the COP28 presidency despite questions over his green credentials. Al Jaber’s role as both summit president and Adnoc CEO is unprecedented. Amnesty International labeled it a conflict of interest and said Al Jaber was “unfit” to lead the climate talks, while activists have compared his appointment to putting a tobacco company in charge of an anti-smoking campaign.

# Environment / Climate / Infrastructure N.C. Gov. Cooper issues environmental justice order, says it will “last beyond this administration”: On Tuesday Gov. Roy Cooper signed Executive Order 292, “Advancing Environmental Justice for North Carolina.”
Hundreds of communities across North Carolina are burdened by multiple pollution sources https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://ncnewsline.com/2023/10/25/gov-cooper-issues-environmental-justice-order-says-it-will-last-beyond-this-administration/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!wWkSYzPBG8c-YHqUBDpinaj1M-LBQdUrGh4-Lpm8EleKDsCGnfj–lIwJl0qc-tCS1snB6lOAGE-BtSXly2sMk7EYBz2o17Z$

Weldon Spring uranium plant contaminated Missouri lakes with radioactive waste: Testing results from sampling conducted by the Department of Energy show that, in the 1980s and 1990s, three lakes within the Busch conservation area, almost 7,000 acres of some of the busiest fishing lakes and hiking trails in the state, contained higher-than-natural levels of uranium and radioactivity.

House Republicans get back to business with climate cuts: It would slash renewable energy and climate-friendly programs passed last year . “The bill cuts more than $5 billion in spending that was passed as part of Democrats’ signature climate, tax and health care bill, which was approved without GOP support last year.”

# Environment / Climate / Infrastructure / Global New study reveals melting ice shelves in Antarctica inevitable no matter the climate initiatives: The analysis shows the rate at which the melting of ice shelves floating in the Amundsen Sea in west Antarctica is three times faster in this century than the 20th century. Accelerated ice melt in west Antarctica is inevitable for the rest of the century no matter how much carbon emissions are cut, research indicates. The implications for sea level rise are “dire”, scientists say, and mean some coastal cities may have to be abandoned.

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals
The Smell of Money: Inside the fight to take on ‘unbelievable’ pig farm pollution: A new documentary has stirred up anger with its portrayal of a North Carolina community suffering as a result of pork factory toxic waste. The film captures the toxic hog waste produced in North Carolina’s concentrated animal feeding operations, which is then sprayed across fields near people’s homes, producing a foul and debilitating stench that has severe health impacts.

Consumer Reports Urges Hershey’s to Get Heavy Metals Out of Chocolate Products. Latest CR Tests Find Concerning Levels of Lead in Hershey’s Cocoa Powder and Milk Chocolate; Previous Tests Found Hershey’s Dark Chocolate High in Lead and Cadmium. Last year, CR found that a number of Hershey’s dark chocolate bars had some of the highest levels of lead or cadmium of all brands it tested.

# Gov / Politics / Global
Russia maneuvers carefully over the Israel-Hamas war as it seeks to expand its global clout: Russia has issued carefully calibrated criticism of both sides in the war between Israel and Hamas. But the conflict also is giving Moscow bold new opportunities — to advance its role as a global power broker and challenge Western efforts to isolate it over Ukraine.

# Gov / Politics
Matt Gaetz is the big winner of GOP’s House speaker battle:  “MAGA Mike” Johnson (as Gaetz affectionately calls him) new Speaker of the House of Representatives. Johnson played a key role in trying to help Donald Trump overturn the 2020 election. In fairness, it’s unclear how newly-minted House Speaker Mike Johnson will lead.

New Speaker Mike Johnson’s Long History With The Religious Right: Come for the Noah’s Ark theme park, stay for the relentless efforts to strip women’s and LGBTQ+ rights. Newly elected House Speaker Mike Johnson’s path in Republican politics began with a yearslong role as the senior attorney and national spokesperson for a group on the religious right dedicated to dismantling LGBTQ+ freedoms and outlawing abortion.

Americans say government is too big, has too much power: Newly released polling data shows most American think the government is too big and has too much power. Gallup released the new survey data, which shows that 54% of surveyed Americans say government is “trying to do too many things that should be left to individuals and businesses.” That number has stayed relatively the same since 2021. Overall, only 43% of surveyed Americans say the government should be doing more.

Biden Requests $16 Billion for Child Care, $23 Billion for Disaster Relief: The White House is asking Congress for $16 billion to fund child-care programs in the current fiscal year, along with $23 billion for natural disaster relief. The request is part of a roughly $50 billion supplemental package the Biden administration is sending to lawmakers to address a variety of domestic needs.

Nearly 300 Bernie Sanders Alumni Call On Senator to Back a Ceasefire in Gaza: They urge him to support ending U.S. military funding for Israeli war crimes, occupation and settlement expansion.

Secret U.S. War in Lebanon Is Tinder for Escalation of Israel–Gaza Conflict: Billions in security aid to Lebanon, along with off-the-books commandos, could embroil the U.S. in a regional conflagration. Experts say that secrecy surrounding the 127e program in Lebanon, known as Lion Hunter, whose existence The Intercept revealed last year, could embroil the U.S. in a wider war in the Middle East and pose an additional threat to U.S. troops.

Gaza and the Empathy Gap: How we Americans feel about Gazans living under Israeli bombs does matter, since we’re the ones financing it https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://theintercept.com/2023/10/23/gaza-israel-hamas-war/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!wWkSYzPBG8c-YHqUBDpinaj1M-LBQdUrGh4-Lpm8EleKDsCGnfj–lIwJl0qc-tCS1snB6lOAGE-BtSXly2sMk7EYG32iMj0$

‘Kick Him Off the Ballot’: Trump Was Just Handed a Big Legal Defeat: A Colorado state judge handed former President Donald Trump his first defeat in the drive to bar the former president from the ballot.

So Biden’s a no-show on the New Hampshire primary ballot. What happens next: President Joe Biden wasn’t successful in unseating New Hampshire from the first-in-the-nation primary slot it has held for more than a century, but his campaign’s announcement this week that he won’t appear on the state’s 2024 primary ballot has nonetheless added a new wrinkle to the contest and created complications for his campaign, state election officials, and voters.

The New Speaker Is Not Just Trump’s Man; He’s Putin’s Man, Too: Johnson is a leading advocate of the three strands of contemporary Republicanism. First, he favors gutting social provision, privatizing Medicare, reducing the annual Social Security COLAs, and raising the age for Social Security eligibility to 69. Second, he is a biblical culture warrior, mixing theocracy with statecraft even while reducing Christianity to a kind of pre-Enlightenment primitivism. Third, he is and has been the shrewdest Trump champion on Capitol Hill, having persuaded a majority of House Republicans in the aftermath of the 2020 election to attempt to overturn its outcome not on the grounds of fraud but on legal technicalities that the Supreme Court instantly rejected.
Johnson serves up his noxious brew with a calm and affable manner.

‘I am a Zionist’: How Joe Biden’s lifelong bond with Israel shapes war policy: During his 36 years in the Senate, Biden was the chamber’s biggest recipient in history of donations from pro-Israeli groups, taking in $4.2 million. As vice president, Biden often mediated the testy relationship between Obama and Netanyahu.

Biden Approval Among Democrats Falls 11 Points as He Greenlights Israeli Assault on Gaza: A Gallup survey released Thursday shows that U.S. President Joe Biden’s approval rating among Democrats has fallen by 11 percentage points this month, a possible indication that his unconditional support for Israel as it carries out massacres in the Gaza Strip is angering part of his base.

Amnesty Demands Immediate Cease-Fire in Gaza as Israel Readies ‘Cataclysmic’ Invasion: “Urgent action is needed to protect civilians and prevent further staggering levels of human suffering.”

# Law Enforcment
Manhunt: Suspect in Double Mass Shooting on the Run in Maine: A man shot and killed at least 16 people at a restaurant and a bowling alley in Maine and then fled into the night, sparking a massive search by hundreds of officers while frightened residents stayed locked in their homes Thursday under a shelter-in-place advisory.

Family Reveals Suspected Gunman’s Link to Maine Massacre Sites: The family of Robert Card—who is suspected of killing 18 people in two mass shootings in Maine on Wednesday night—say the Army reservist had previously claimed he was hearing voices at the two locations he allegedly attacked.

# Medical / Health
The AARP-UnitedHealth Alliance Is Putting Seniors Last: The organization no longer represents anything substantial, as its original purpose and commitment to advancing the interests of seniors have seemingly vanished. Today, AARP primarily functions as a marketing and advocacy tool for United Health, the largest health insurance company in the United States. AARP’s revenue is channeled into supporting Democratic candidates and causes, further blurring the lines between its supposed mission and partisan politics.

# Medical Science
How two proteins that bind to RNA contribute to the inflammation of asthma: Genetic information was obtained from patients with asthmatic symptoms and compared to non-asthmatic people. The results highlighted two proteins known as ZFP36L1 and ZFP36L2, which bind to RNA to regulate their expression, that were significantly dysregulated in people with asthma

# Military / Global
Israeli Troops Carry Out An Hourslong Ground Raid Into Gaza Before An Expected Wider Incursion: Israeli troops and tanks briefly raided northern Gaza overnight into Thursday, the military said, striking several militant targets in order to “prepare the battlefield” before a widely expected ground invasion after more than two weeks of devastating airstrikes.

Israel Sends Tanks Into Gaza in Biggest Raid Yet: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would not elaborate on when a full-invasion will begin. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) shared video footage of the incursion online, showing multiple armored vehicles firing and bulldozers leveling raised banks to allow the tanks to pass through. Israel’s national Army Radio said the operation was the biggest incursion into Gaza so far conducted by Israel in its war against Hamas.

# Space
China launches new mission to space station: China sent a fresh crew to its Tiangong space station on Thursday, in the latest mission for a growing space programme that plans to send people to the Moon by 2030.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2023-10-24

Voices, The Peoples News

October 24, 2023
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate
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# Indigenous
Suspect Arrested 6 Months After Indigenous Woman’s Death: A police report also says authorities found drugs, syringes, and Narcan in the suspect’s vehicle. Sunny K. White, 28, is charged with five felonies: vehicular homicide while under the influence, accidents involving another person or deceased person, two counts of criminal child endangerment and one charge of criminal possession of dangerous drugs, Lake County court documents show. White was brought into custody on a warrant over the weekend, but bonded out on Monday, Flathead County jail records show.

# Border / Immigration / Migrants
“We Just Can’t Get in Front of It”: Is Joe Biden Sleeping on Chicago’s Migrant Crisis? The Windy City continues to buckle under the weight of new arrivals, testing the empathy of residents and leaders alike. “This is really a federal responsibility,” says Chicago’s deputy mayor of migrant rights. “It isn’t fair to put it on cities.”

‘A real threat’: Experts warn of Hamas-connected terrorists crossing U.S. border: Hundreds of immigrants on the federal terror watch list have been caught at the southern and northern U.S. borders in recent years, and national security experts say there is a real threat of a terrorist attack on American soil as a result

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
U.S. posts $1.7 trillion deficit despite warnings about unsustainable fiscal path: The U.S. posted a $1.7 trillion deficit for the 2023 fiscal year despite repeated warnings that federal spending is on an unsustainable path. The federal government spent $1.695 trillion more than it collected in revenue in 2023, a 23% increase over the prior year and the highest since the $2.78 trillion deficit in 2021. The federal government reported $6.1 trillion in outlays on $4.4 trillion in receipts.

The US is going to have to raise taxes: The US government is borrowing a lot of money at high interest rates. In the 2023 fiscal year, the deficit rose to $1.7 trillion, a number the US only exceeded during the burst of pandemic spending.

# Education / Schools
Suspect Shot Dead After School Roof Firefight With Cops: Authorities said between 50 and 70 students were inside the school at the time. Suspected shooter was shot by Germantown officers shortly after 6:36 p.m. The DOJ said aid was rendered but the suspected shooter died at the scene.

# Employment / Labor
UAW Expands Strike Against Stellantis, Targeting ‘Biggest Moneymaker’: “Currently, Stellantis has the worst proposal on the table,” said the United Auto Workers. The United Auto Workers union sent 6,800 Stellantis employees to the picket line Monday morning in a surprise, targeted strike at the company’s Ram truck facility.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals “A Disturbing Symbol of Big Oil’s Intentions”: Chevron Buys Up Rival Producer: “These Big Oil Frankensteins are a direct threat to our climate, democracy, and economy,” said one climate campaigner.
Chevron said Monday that it has reached a deal to acquire rival oil producer Hess Corporation for $53 billion in stock, the second major fossil fuel merger announced this month following a record-hot September.

IEA: ‘Unstoppable’ energy transition means demand for oil, gas, and coal to peak by 2030: Global demand for oil, natural gas and coal, and the carbon pollution they generate, are expected to peak later this decade. A chart in the IEA’s report showed world demand for the three fossil fuels peaking by 2030. While coal use enters a steep decline after 2030, gas and oil use remains close to peak level for the next two decades.

# Environment / Climate / Infrastructure Don’t Offer Up Our National Forests for Industrial Carbon Waste Dumping: The Forest Service now seems to think that it can throw away decades of policy preventing “forever” permits that privatize forests for corporate use.

A warning from Sable Island: Small islands may be losing their water lifeline. The researchers found a loss of fresh groundwater on the island, linked to decades of storms, hurricanes, waves and dune erosion. During storms, seawater floods the beaches, filters into the ground and salinizes groundwater.

# Food Recalls / Alerts
Panera Bread ‘Charged Lemonade’ Led to Student’s Death: Sarah Katz, 21, had a heart condition and wasn’t aware of the drink’s caffeine content, which exceeds that of both Red Bull and Monster energy drinks combined.

# General News
How the Israel-Hamas war imperils action against global warming: Oil prices could surge. Disagreements between nations could worsen. The conflict complicates already fragile global diplomacy.  That the fighting between Israel and Hamas is in the middle of an energy-rich region amplifies the risk. It tempts countries to secure their supplies of oil and gas rather than transitioning away from them, even after the hottest summer on record.

‘Very Dangerous for United States If I’m Sent to Prison’: Trump Cautions Against Prison Discussions, Highlighting ‘Passionate Group of Voters’: ‘Perilous Even to Suggest Jail.’ “I think it’s a very dangerous thing to even talk about because we do have a tremendously passionate group of voters, much more passion than they had in 2020 and much more passion than they had in 2016. I think it would be very dangerous,” he said.

# Gov / Politics / Global
Hamas Is a Terrorist Organization; So Is the Israeli Government: U.S. media outlets dodge being evenhanded with the “terrorist” label, applying it to organized Palestinian killers of Israelis and not to organized Israeli killers of Palestinians. Terrorists and their defenders always have excuses when tactics include ruthlessly killing civilians. But we’re choking on a nonstop supply of smoke-blowing rhetoric — what Orwell called political language “designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable.”

Across Israel, Jews and Arabs Join Forces to Help War Victims and Prevent Riots:  In Haifa and Jaffa, joint Jewish and Arab patrols seek to prevent violence on both sides. In the south, Bedouin residents risk their lives to search for victims of Hamas terror. In the shadow of war, Arab-Jewish solidarity initiatives emerge

Stunning State Department Memo Warns Diplomats: No Gaza ‘De-Escalation’Talk: As Israel escalates its offensive, U.S. diplomats are being discouraged from publicly using three phrases that would urge calm. State Department staff wrote that high-level officials do not want press materials to include three specific phrases: “de-escalation/ceasefire,”
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In war crime, Israel is still blocking water, electricity to Gaza’s Palestinian civilians: Willfully impeding relief supplies is a war crime, as is collectively punishing civilians for the actions of armed groups. The Israeli government is deliberately deepening the suffering of civilians in Gaza by refusing to restore the flow of water and electricity and blocking fuel shipments. Willfully impeding relief supplies is a war crime, as is collectively punishing civilians for the actions of armed groups

# Gov / Politics
A McConnell-Vance Split Has Opened Up on Ukraine Funding Packaging: The Ohio senator has bucked the minority leader in arguing that funding for Israel and Ukraine should not be paired together. “Israel has an achievable objective,” Vance claimed, while “Ukraine does not.”

Nine GOP Candidates Race to Be Speaker, With No Clear Path to 217 Votes: As of tomorrow, the House will have gone three full weeks without a speaker. Nine Republicans now vying for the job are trying to win over their colleagues at a forum this evening ahead of a conference vote tomorrow. A floor vote by the full House is possible later this week.

What to know about a potential government shutdown: Key programs will grind to a halt and the federal workforce won’t get paid on time if lawmakers don’t reach an agreement by Sept. 30 to avert a government shutdown. Why it matters: Non-essential federal functions will be suspended if a divided House does not pass 12 appropriation bills before the end of the month, a prospect that looks increasingly unlikely.

With Shutdown Averted, Is Social Security Safe? Nope! More tax giveaways to the rich simply mean less revenue, higher deficits, and more justification for taking a meat cleaver to programs that serve and protect ordinary Americans.

U.S. Making Plans to Evacuate Americans From Mideast: A massive relocation will reportedly only take place if Israel’s conflict dramatically escalates. Biden administration is particularly concerned about an estimated 600,000 Americans living in Israel and 86,000 in Lebanon. One official said the cross-border clashes between Lebanon-based Hezbollah and Israel have become “a real issue,” and that the U.S. government is “very, very, very worried that this thing is going to get out of hand.”

Congress is paralyzed – is it a constitutional crisis? House Republicans fired one leader, Kevin McCarthy, and have spent almost three weeks trying unsuccessfully to choose another to succeed him as speaker of the House. That’s left the U.S. House of Representatives unable to do its work, paralyzing the entire legislative branch of government. Is this a “constitutional crisis?” Or something less significant?

Not just Hunter: James Biden steps into the center of Biden family controversy: President Joe Biden’s younger son, Hunter, is a constant in the Washington D.C. press. But this time, it’s the president’s brother, James “Jim” Biden, stirring controversy. House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) reported Friday that James Biden, who is seven years younger than Joe Biden, sent his older brother a $200,000 check in March 2018. The check came on the same day that one of James Biden’s business ventures loaned him the same amount. The White House says the claims amount to little more than a distraction, and Democrats on the same House committee say Comer has more bank records available that he’s withholding in order to protect the narrative.

Republicans Take Knife-Fight Politics to Its Logical Conclusion: The House Speaker mess is an extension of a culture of dirty tricks. Still, the media must preserve the illusion of a horse race, rather than the grim procession of broken-down broncos to the glue factory that we’re currently cursed to witness.

Why Are House Republicans Still Being Paid With Your Tax Dollars? When government shuts down, federal employees aren’t paid. When Republicans shut down Congress, they still collect their checks. The government shuts down, no federal employee will be paid, and that includes those compelled to keep working due to the essential nature of their work. But for the last three weeks, and who knows how much longer, the House has been shut down and yet those who’ve shut it continue to be paid.

# Law Enforcment
I Was the Only U.S. Official Imprisoned Over the Torture Program, Because I Opposed It: The only person associated with the CIA’s global torture program who was prosecuted and imprisoned was the man who blew the whistle on it, John Kiriakou.  I never tortured anybody. But I was charged with five felonies, including three counts of espionage, for telling ABC News and the New York Times that the CIA was torturing its prisoners, that torture was official U.S. government policy, and that the policy had been approved by the president himself.

# Media
Palestinian Journalist Rips Western Media Narrative on Israel’s Gaza Slaughter: “Palestinians don’t just die, they get killed. They are actually being subjected to ethnic cleansing, to genocide for the last 75 years.” “And you also mentioned that this is a Hamas-Israel war. This is not it,” she said. “And framing it as such is very misleading because it poses the thing that Israel is an equal power, but it’s an occupying power and it has the responsibility of protecting all civilian lives and children in Gaza.” “You need, as a journalist, to report on what’s happening and say it as it is,” Eid asserted.

# Military / DOD
The Pentagon is setting up six new massive radar facilities in the northwestern US and Canada to detect hypersonic Russian low-flying cruise missiles that could be fired over the North Pole. The U.S. is boosting its radar systems in the wake of the Chinese spy balloon incident earlier this year. ‘Over-the horizon’ radar will allow early detection of any threats coming in over the Arctic

Russian cruise missiles have US Air Force scouting for thousands of acres of land: Six over-the-horizon radar sites are envisioned in the United States and Canada, say officials with prospective bidder Raytheon. The U.S. Air Force is moving ahead with its plan to build homeland-defense radars that can detect a new generation of Russian cruise missiles, including a search for sites whose total area could cover nearly half of Manhattan.

# Military / Global
Israel Ramps Up Assault on West Bank With Airstrike on Mosque, Deadly Raids: “Settlers all over the West Bank see this war as a golden opportunity to torment Palestinians from small communities who are literally defenseless,” said one human rights campaigner.

Iran makes two moves, US carriers shift, and today China rules the Gulf: Tracking major warship movements in response to the developing situation in Gaza and beyond has been interesting. Most people have focused on the comings and goings of the US Navy in or towards the Eastern Mediterranean. The only way to work out what’s going on is to take away the drinking straw through which you are looking at Gaza and zoom out, a long way out.

# Science
Academia is pushing women away from science with toxic work environments: Women are getting PhDs but are then not staying in academia. This is explained by the “leaky pipeline” effect, in which women leave faculty jobs at higher rates than men. The biggest cause behind this event is a toxic workplace environment, including harassment. This happens at all levels of women’s careers.

# Technology
Biden Designates 31 Tech Hubs in US: These Tech Hubs are located across 32 states and Puerto Rico and represent a cross-section of urban and rural regions. Designation is an endorsement of the region’s plans to supercharge their respective technological industries to create jobs, strengthen U.S. competitiveness, and protect national security https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newsweek.com/biden-31-tech-hubs-us-investment-innovation-jobs-1837116__;!!On18fmf1aQ!2jgS1VRaWmUHUiloBrG1_hHvGWhUNEH4wQrmz6lBlE_MKxVhcwuKQm-dP3LBqMImTZtUpgBAvwCh94JJhWOa_JbW0qFyafKy$

Why Big Tech, Cops, and Spies Were Made for One Another: American surveillance is a public-private partnership: a symbiosis between a concentrated tech sector that has the means, motive, and opportunity to spy on every person in the world and a state that loves surveillance as much as it hates checks and balances.

How Peter Thiel-Linked Tech is Fueling the Ukraine War: As war in Ukraine continues, controversial defense contractors and adjacent companies like Palantir, Anduril, and Clearview AI are taking advantage to develop and level-up controversial AI-driven weapons systems and surveillance technologies. These organizations’ common link? The support of the controversial, yet ever-more powerful Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel. Thiel’s funding efforts signal interest in developing expansive surveillance technologies, especially in the name of combatting “pre-crime” through “predictive policing” style surveillance.

# Water
The Rio Grande isn’t just a border, it’s a river in crisis: When the Rio Grande figures in US news reports, it’s usually in relation to stories about immigration, drug trafficking or trade. But the river is also an important water source, and it’s shrinking. The river is in decline, suffering from overuse, drought and contentious water rights negotiations. Urban and rural border communities with poor infrastructure, known in Spanish as colonias, are particularly vulnerable to the water crisis. Farmers and cities in southern Texas and northern Mexico are also affected.

The fight to stop Nestlé from taking America’s water to sell in plastic bottles: A proposal for Nestlé to build a water bottling plant in Cascade Locks, Oregon, was one of the most heated battles in the state in its 2016 primary. Creek beds are bone dry and once-gushing springs are reduced to trickles as fights play out around the nation over control of nation’s freshwater supply

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2023-10-23

Voices, The Peoples News

October 23, 2023
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate
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# Indigenous
For the Osage Nation, the betrayal of the murders depicted in ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ still lingers:     Despite the perpetrators being tried and convicted, anti-Indigenous sentiment roiled the area for decades.  The families of conspirators, survivors and those who continued to exploit guardianship laws had to coexist, at times with great tension. To the Osage still living in the area, many of whom had endured the Reign of Terror, excusing the actions of men who masterminded so many deaths spoke volumes.

# Corporations / Industry
Five Decades and a Mountain of Evidence: Study Explores How Toxic Chemicals are ‘Stealing Children’s Future Potential’: Children of color and from low-income families are not only exposed to more dangerous substances but also experience disproportionate harm to their brain development, researchers report.

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
The nightmare that keeps Anthony Fauci up at night: We must remember the pandemic and the lessons it brought. These lessons, according to Fauci fall into two distinct categories: the realm of public health and that of science.

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
Biden Unveils $105 Billion Foreign Aid Package as House Turmoil Continues: “We expect [Congress] to act and act swiftly,” the Biden administration said on Friday, but with no speaker, there’s no clear path forward. President Joe Biden unveiled a $105 billion foreign aid package on Friday, the bulk of which is dedicated to providing security assistance to Israel and Ukraine.

$10 trillion in added US debt since 2001 shows ‘Bush and Trump tax cuts broke our modern tax structure’: “In their blind loyalty to their mega-donors, Republicans’ fixation on giant tax cuts for billionaires created a revenue problem  driving up our national debt,” said Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse in response to new Treasury Department figures.

# Education / Schools
GOP Presidential Candidates Unite Around Calls to Deport Pro-Palestine Students: Trump deems US student protests against the Israel-Hamas war “pro-jihadist demonstrations,” and Republicans start falling in line. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Monday calling for the deportation of foreign nationals who support Hamas.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals FERC approves wave of gas projects as Democrats fume: Federal regulators gave a green light Thursday to a major natural gas pipeline expansion and a liquefied natural gas project. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved a controversial natural gas pipeline expansion project in the Pacific Northwest on Thursday, despite opposition from Democrats who said the project would imperil their states’ climate goals.

# Gov / Politics / Global
ISRAEL: Prof. Norman Finkelstein Speaks Truth About Israel and Its Use of Holocaust to Justify Ethnic Cleansing in Gaza: Finkelstein talks about Israel’s latest attack on Gaza and debunks some of the most pervasive talking points used to justify Israel’s ethnic cleansing of Palestinians.

Armenian Tensions with Tel Aviv on the Rise Over Azeri-Israeli MilitaryTies: Armenians have been going through their own plight, largely ignored by most of the international community. By September 30, in less than a week, over 100,000 people had been reported to have fled the Nagorno-Karabakh region, also known as Artsakh, historically considered to be a sacred homeland of Armenians on the disputed Armenian-Azerbaijani border (quite arbitrarily incorporated into Azerbaijan in the early Soviet years).

Putin Launches ‘New Evil Empire’ With North Korea and Hamas: Vladimir Putin’s pals have been boasting about Russia’s backing of Hamas; critics say they are one of a number of notorious anti-Western allies being used to distract from Ukraine.

UN Agency Warns Humanitarian Operations in Gaza on Verge of Total Collapse: “Without fuel, there will be no water, no functioning hospitals and bakeries,” said the UNRWA. “Without fuel, aid will not reach those in desperate need. Without fuel, there will be no humanitarian assistance.”

Hezbollah and the risks of war expanding into Lebanon: Lebanon Knows It Is on the Edge of the Abyss The war in Gaza could soon spread to a country that can’t afford it in any way.

# Gov / Politics
Sen. John Fetterman’s Former Campaign Staffers Urge Him to Support Israel-Hamas Ceasefire: “It is not too late to change your stance and stand on the righteous side of history,” 16 former campaign staffers wrote in an open letter.

Going All-In for Israel May Make Biden Complicit in Genocide: Human rights lawyers warned Biden that his unconditional support for the war on Gaza may implicate the U.S. in Israel’s crimes.

The U.N. Is Powerless to Help Gaza. That’s How the U.S. Wants It: The five permanent members of the Security Council, notably the U.S. and Russia, use their veto power to keep wars going.

How Third-Party Hopefuls Could Put Donald Trump Back in the White House: Bidenworld is fretting over potential 2024 spoilers, from Cornel West to RFK Jr. to No Labels, and may need to hammer home the election’s stakes to keep people from, as one strategist put it, “essentially throwing their vote away.”

Blinken Evades Questions About US Asking Israel to Delay Ground Invasion: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken dodged repeated questions on Sunday about whether the U.S. was encouraging Israel to delay a possible ground invasion to allow for more time on diplomacy as troops and tanks prepare for a full-scale invasion into Gaza, even as over 200 people, including 10 Americans, are hostages

Republican presidential contenders bring idea of banning some Muslims into mainstream: Republican presidential candidates are uniting around imposing intense restrictions against immigrants and refugees from Gaza over concerns that citizens of the Hamas-controlled territory would be unsafe to admit to the United States.

Biden brings the world closer to nuclear war: Over the past six months, the world has edged closer to nuclear war than it has been since the Cuban Missile Crisis. The global power balance has been dramatically reshuffled, and the potential for disastrous miscalculation hasn’t been so high in 80 years.

Republicans Are Breaking America’s Ancient Constitution: Parliaments have mechanisms for resolving the impasse in the House of Representatives. The U.S. does not. Jordan lost an internal caucus vote for Speaker and is now out of the running. It is unclear who if anyone could obtain majority support at this point; acting Speaker Patrick McHenry (R-NC) may end up serving as caretaker through January.

The U.S. and Europe in a Time of Crisis; Military stresses are compounded by economic divisions: The Biden administration has been working hard to keep the European Union and its major constituent nations in support of America’s basic policies on Israel-Gaza and Russia-Ukraine. This is no mean feat, since many Europeans tend to be more war-weary and averse to open conflict with Russia, and less clearly on the side of Israel.

# Law Enforcment
NYPD Cops Sued for Misconduct Cost City Millions in Settlements, Then Get Promotions: “They’re kind of failing upwards when they’re not only staying in the department but they’re also being promoted.”  The promotions given to cops repeatedly named in lawsuits that have cost the city tens of millions of dollars suggest that the department isn’t invested in addressing misconduct.4

# Legal / DOJ
Another Trump Lawyer Pleads Guilty in the Georgia Election Case, Agrees to Testify Against Codefendants Kenneth Chesebro’s guilty plea follows one from Sidney Powell on Thursday. Approximately 24 hours ago, Donald Trump got the no-good, very bad news that his former attorney Sidney Powell had pleaded guilty to attempting to overturn his election loss in Georgia and had agreed to testify against her codefendants, one of whom happens to be the ex-president.

The President’s Taunt to Show Him the Money May Have Just Backfired: The investigation into the massive influence peddling operation of the Bidens has revealed a consistent pattern of corruption. Now, the House Oversight Committee committee has released evidence of one such transfer that might even satisfy Cuba Gooding, Jr. The payment occurred in 2018, after the president’s brother, James Biden, received $200,000 from a company called Americore. James has long been criticized for raw influence peddling, and Americore was one of the companies where he had reportedly suggested access to sell to his brother.

# Media
Europe’s Largest News Aggregator Orders Editors to Play Down PalestinianDeaths: Upday, an app owned by the German media giants Axel Springer, is instructing journalists to cover the war in Gaza with a pro-Israel bent.

# Medical / Health / Global
Gaza Doctors Forced to Operate Without Morphine as Supplies Run Low: Patients requiring surgery are being forced to undergo procedures without morphine and painkillers as essential supplies dwindle

# Military / DOD
CIA Linked to Drones Used in Crimea Bridge Attack: The operation was reportedly conducted by Ukraine’s domestic security service. The CIA was involved in an operation that developed the naval drones used by Ukraine to attack the Crimean Bridge in July. The detail was revealed in an article exploring the “deep ties” which have emerged between the CIA and Ukrainian intelligence since 2014 and Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea.

Biden Just Sent B-52 Bombers Right to North Korea’s ‘Doorstep’: A U.S. Air Force B-52 on Sunday carried out joint aerial drills with aircraft from South Korea and Japan. The long-range strategic bomber landed at a South Korean airbase last week after a flyover at the country’s largest defense exhibition.

More US troops get ‘prepare to deploy’ orders as drone attacks continue. The Pentagon is sending air defense systems to Israel and considering deploying US troops to Iraq and Syria in response to drone attacks.

# Military / Global
Wiping Gaza Strip off the Map: The Gaza Strip and it’s 2.2 million residents are being deliberately and gradually wiped out of existence by Israeli war planes using all kinds of American supplied weapons making Biden’s administration an active partner of this Holocaust. Israeli bombers are perpetrating an intensified campaign of concentrated carpet bombing against Gaza Strip, totally leveling it to the ground https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.vtforeignpolicy.com/2023/10/wiping-gaza-off-the-map/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!yd-xlDot8hhS12ghyV9gTE-tOXWSwLpSEwEu3nioFuGZSW0fumr0GdZ1tw9LDyLDBGGlxPaXxagpjGcscbT0QCszEkcIPnCF$

Israeli warplanes struck targets across Gaza early Monday, including in areas where Palestinian civilians have been told to seek refuge, after another small aid shipment was allowed into the besieged Hamas-ruled territory. Relief workers said far more supplies were needed to address the spiraling humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Fears of a widening war have grown as Israel has launched airstrikes in the occupied West Bank, Syria and Lebanon in recent days.

Israel, with the backing of its U.S. and European allies, is preparing to launch not only a scorched earth campaign in Gaza but the worst ethnic cleansing since the wars in the former Yugoslavia: Israel is not only decimating Gaza with airstrikes but employing the oldest and cruelest weapon of war, starvation. Israel’s message, on the eve of a ground invasion, is clear. Leave Gaza or Die. The U.S. and its Western allies are as morally bankrupt and as complicit in genocide as those who witnessed the Nazi Holocaust of the Jews and did nothing.

How China Could Turn Crisis to Catastrophe: How China Could Turn Crisis to Catastrophe A war over Taiwan would devastate the economies of both Asia and the globe.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2023-10-22

Voices, The Peoples News

October 22, 2023
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# Border / Immigration / Migrants / Global
Russia has terminated the cross-border cooperation agreement with Finland. The Russian Foreign Ministry has been instructed to notify the other party of the decision. The agreement will cease to be in force 90 days after notifying the Scandinavian country’s government – reports the newspaper “Kommiersant.” A cross-border agreement is a form of cooperation, the aim of which is to abolish restrictions resulting from the existence of national borders. Such an agreement between Russia and Finland was signed in 2012 and did not have an expiration date.

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
The mRNA Vaccine Controversy: Unmasking the Truth Behind the Science – Are We Playing With Fire? The discovery of genetic inserts in the virus, resembling sequences from a Wuhan laboratory, led to accusations of scientific ostracism and ‘cancellation’ by mainstream media and professional colleagues.

Stroke High Risk with very Widespread Drugs, Big Pharma Scientists in a NIH funded Study: A new pre-print study confirms the high risk of stroke due to the Moderna or Comirnaty mRNA gene sera in particular for older people but highlights this risk in combination with the flu vaccine that all Western states have recommended for the autumn season.

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
2023 Deficit Rose to $1.7 Trillion. The White House Blames Republican Tax Cuts: The federal budget deficit for fiscal year 2023 was $1.695 trillion, up from $1.375 trillion the prior year, according to data released Friday by the Treasury Department.

Biden Requests $106 Billion for Israel, Ukraine and Border: In a rare address to the nation from the Oval Office Thursday night, President Joe Biden announced that he is requesting billions of dollars from Congress to aid Israel and Ukraine, enhance security at the southern border and boost security in the Indo-Pacific region.

Budget group calls for restraint in spending package for Ukraine, Israel, Gaza: “We live in dangerous times, and this package includes funding for real emergencies that merit serious consideration,” Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, said in a statement. “At the same time, we should avoid worsening our precarious fiscal situation, which weakens our ability to respond to emergencies on an ongoing basis.”

U.S. Payments on Debt Spike to $659 Billion, Nearly Doubling in Two Years: The U.S. government spent $659 billion this year paying off the interest on its debt, according to a Treasury report released Friday, as the nation’s widening fiscal imbalance and the Federal Reserve’s rate hikes dramatically raised the federal cost of borrowing.

A $64 Billion Bank Heist — The nation’s biggest banks are netting big profits from rising interest rates while ripping off everyone else. The larceny here is in the size of the gap between what banks are paying savers and what banks can earn through the Federal Reserve. That spread is now “at a modern high,” according to a recent Fed report.

$10 trillion in added debt shows ‘Bush and Trump tax cuts broke our modern tax structure’: Instead, these tax cuts have added $10 trillion to the debt since their enactment and are responsible for 57 percent of the increase in the debt ratio since 2001, and more than 90 percent of the increase in the debt ratio if the one-time costs of bills responding to COVID-19 and the Great Recession are excluded.”

# Education / Schools
California enacts law requiring teaching of cursive writing in schools. 17 other states have too: “A lot of the historical documents going back two or three decades are actually in cursive,” Quirk-Silva, a former elementary school teacher, said. “I went on 23andMe looking for some family records and they were all written in cursive. While the teaching of cursive may feel anachronistic, the skill may help expand the ability of students to learn.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Alaska sues Biden administration over Arctic lease cancellations: The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority is asking a federal judge to reverse a decision by the Biden administration to cancel oil and drilling leases in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge area, one of the country’s largest reserves of pristine federal land.

The Biden Administration Has Begun Regulating 400,000 Miles of Gas ‘Gathering Lines.’ The Industry Isn’t Happy: Many of those lines, laid since the fracking boom began 15 years ago, are bigger than earlier pipes, and since new reporting requirements have gone into effect, thousands of miles of line haven’t been accounted for.

Research by Public Health Experts Shows ‘Damning’ Evidence on the Harms of Fracking: The natural gas industry answers with its own reviews of research, finding a lack of evidence to establish a clear link between fracking and negative health outcomes. Hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas is linked to an array of health harms, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, asthma and birth defects, according to the latest compilation of studies

Feds Approve Expansion of Northwestern Gas Pipeline Despite Strong Opposition Over Its Threat to Climate Goals: Democratic leaders, tribes and environmentalists say the increased delivery of Canadian gas to Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California would jeopardize state and national emissions reduction targets.

# Environment / Climate / Infrastructure A Shadowy Corner of International Law Is Threatening Climate Action, U.N. Expert Warns: An obscure but far-reaching system allowing corporations to sue governments is being “weaponized” by the fossil fuel and mining industries, according to a new U.N. report, jeopardizing progress in developing nations.

Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Sprawling Conservation Area in Everglades Watershed: A new federal proposal calls for creating a conservation area that would span 12 counties in Florida, from the Everglades’ headwaters in the center of the state to sawgrass prairies further south, preserving a region that is home to imperiled species like the Florida panther, the official state animal.

# Environment / Climate / Infrastructure / Global
Mapped: The Deep Ties Between Big Ag and Europe’s Right-Wing Politicians: How agribusiness used hikes and free rent to win the hearts of European conservatives. These relationship-building activities have helped to forge a powerful alliance in Brussels between select politicians from the centre-right European People’s Party (EPP) and those with a commercial interest in slowing moves to more nature-friendly farming: pesticide manufacturers and farming unions linked to industry.

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals
In Florida, Gen Z Activists Step Into the Fight Against Sugarcane Burning: Every year, farmers in South Florida set fire to more than 400,000 acres of sugarcane fields pre-harvest, creating a “black snow” of ash and soot that falls on the low-income communities nearby.

# Gov / Politics / Global
Israel Wants “Hiroshima Scenario” for Gaza: Israel’s recent massive attacks on the Gaza Strip make it clear that the Zionist state plans to destroy the city completely. However, the real intentions seem to be even more extreme, since, according to an American journalist, the objective is to make the city something close to WWII Hiroshima, but without the use of nuclear weapons.

New records show $200,000 payment to Joe Biden same day his brother received loan from loans from Americore: “On March 1, 2018, Americore wired a $200,000 loan into James and Sara Biden’s personal bank account – not their business bank account,” Comer said. “And then on the very same day, James Biden wrote a $200,000 check from this same personal bank account to Joe Biden.

‘We Need Peace’: Israelis Who Survived or Lost Loved Ones in Hamas Attack Speak Out Against War “You can’t cure killed babies with more dead babies,” said the son of a peace activist likely held hostage in Gaza.

# Gov / Politics
The GOP Is Burning Down the House: It’s been reality-TV central lately in the halls of Congress, wacky stunts, wild rants, and a mystery baby. But like the prospect of Speaker Jim Jordan, the party’s antics are hardly entertaining. The trigger was McCarthy’s dealing with Democrats to pass a 45-day stopgap bill to avoid a partial government shutdown. In retaliation, Gaetz himself allied with Dems to shut down the GOP House.

‘I Couldn’t Shift Anything’: Senior State Department Official Resigns Over Biden’s Gaza Policy: He concluded his note by wishing fellow government officials “continued success, strength and courage.”

Amid House Speaker Chaos, GOP Confess Attack on Social Security, Medicare Still Top Priority: “Raise your hand if you DON’T want a speaker of the House who is hellbent on cutting your hard-earned Social Security and Medicare,” said one Democratic state lawmaker. In the midst of the second vote on U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan’s nomination to be the next House Speaker on Wednesday, one right-wing lawmaker cut through the Republican infighting to remind his fellow GOP members of the common goal they share: cutting programs that millions of Americans rely on to obtain healthcare and afford their day-to-day expenses.

House Republican Floats Bill to Authorize US Military Action in Iran as Fears of Broader War Grow: “We are inching toward a regional war in the Middle East, further fueled by Biden’s refusal to call for a cease-fire and deescalation,” argued one analyst. The Republican chairman of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee on Monday said his panel is drafting legislation to authorize the use of military force in Iran amid growing fears that ongoing violence in Israel and Gaza could set off a broader regional conflagration.

Biden Demands Military Aid Boost for Israel Amid Growing Revolt Inside State Department: “Biden’s unconditional support for Israel as Israeli officials threaten a genocide in Gaza is reckless and unconscionable.” Biden is expected to ask Congress to approve $14 billion in military assistance for Israel, which already receives roughly $4 billion in military aid from the U.S. each year. The aid request will come on top of weaponry that the U.S. shipped to Israel in the wake of Hamas’
October 7 attack.

President Joe Biden on Thursday appealed to Congress to pass a massive defense spending package that would include tens of billions of dollars in additional weapons for Israel and Ukraine. Biden called the package “an unprecedented commitment to Israel’s security that will sharpen Israel’s qualitative military edge” in a prime time address to the oval office fresh off a trip to Tel Aviv.

President Biden Asks For a $100 Billion Supplemental Bill for Global Defense Aid: The funding levels — which would cover an entire year and also include money for the border and disaster aid — have not yet been finalized and could change.

# Military / DOD
Vietnam War 30 years later:  As we look back at Vietnam, we must ask ourselves, what have we learned?There are many lessons from Vietnam. The first is: don’t get involved in a situation in a place where you don’t know anything about the people or the country.

US moves carrier to Middle East following attacks on US forces: In a major change, the aircraft carrier USS Eisenhower and its strike group of a cruiser and destroyers is being redirected to the Middle East instead of to the eastern Mediterranean where it was supposed to join the USS Ford strike group as an additional deterrent for Iran and Hezbollah from broadening the conflict

US redirects Navy carrier strike group, deploys high altitude defense missile system and patriot battalions to the Middle East amid escalations by Iran in the Israel-Hamas war. The US is increasing its “force posture” in the Middle East amid the Israel-Hamas war.

# Military / Global
Israel is Making a Terrible Mistake: President Biden warned against Israeli forces occupying the Gaza Strip. Was it too late? On the verge of an Israeli ground war in Gaza and amidst thousands of needless deaths, Ryan Cooper writes that a re-occupation would have horrific consequences for civilians in both Palestine and Israel.

Israel War Plane Attacks West Bank for First Time in Decades: The warhead struck a mosque at a refugee camp in Jenin that the Israeli Air Force said was sheltering members of Hamas, according to Haaretz.

Israel is now fighting on 3 fronts as airstrikes and violence escalate across the Palestinian territories, Lebanon, and Syria

South Korea, US and Japan hold first-ever trilateral aerial exercise in face of North Korean threats: The South Korean, U.S. and Japanese militaries conducted their first-ever trilateral aerial exercise on Sunday in response to evolving North Korean nuclear threats, South Korea’s air force said.

# Water
As Drought Grips the Southwest, Water Utilities Find the Hunt For More Workers Challenging: Shortages on the Colorado River and depleted aquifers have brought new funding and political will for water conservation in the Southwest, but local water utilities are struggling to find the workers needed to do the work.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2023-10-18

Voices, The Peoples News

October 18, 2023
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate
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# Indigenous
Western States Opposed Tribes’ Access to the Colorado River 70 Years Ago. History Is Repeating Itself. Records unearthed by a University of Virginia professor shed new light on states’ vocal opposition in the 1950s to tribes claiming their share of the river. Today, many are still fighting to secure water. Many of the 30 federally recognized tribes in the Colorado River Basin still have been unable to access water to which they’re entitled. And Arizona for years has taken a uniquely aggressive stance against tribes’ attempts to use their water, a recent ProPublica and High Country News investigation found.

# Archaeology
Scientists Find Structure Older Than Humanity: Scientists have found a new old kid on the block that predates the existence of Homo sapiens, according to Nature. Dating back to 476,000 years ago, primitive wooden tools and structures were found at a site in Kalambo Falls, Zambia that provide significant insight into the lives of our early ancestors.

Archaeologists Make Extraordinary Discovery After Diving Into a Flooded Tomb: The pyramid of Nastasen is located in Nuri, modern Sudan. In this location, there are over 20 pyramids that were built for the ancient Nubian kings and queens. It was created to serve as the royal necropolis for the nearby city of Napata, the first capital of the Kingdom of Kush. The number of remaining pyramids pales in comparison to how many there were at Nuri’s peak – likely over 80.

# Border / Immigration / Migrants
Texas strings concertina wire along New Mexico border to deter migrants: Gov. Greg Abbott said the barrier, two rows of wire strung between metal posts near Interstate 10, was necessary because migrants are crossing the border at New Mexico and walking into El Paso.

# Children / Youth
When Foster Parents Don’t Want to Give Back the Baby: In many states, adoption lawyers are pushing a new legal strategy that forces biological parents to compete for custody of their children.

# Corporations / Industry
Key Walmart and Kroger supplier files Chapter 11 bankruptcy: The supplier, Prima Wawona, says it plans to still commit to delivering product without interruption. In a statement, the company said delivery and supply should not be impacted by the filing.

# Employment / Labor
State lawmakers and agencies are hoping to tap a new source of talent, high schoolers, as the industry deals with an impending worker shortage. Texas needs water workers. Will high school students answer the call?
Nearly two-thirds of the state’s water and wastewater agencies say they need more workers.

# Environment / Climate / Infrastructure / Global Amazon River Reaches Record Low Amid Drought and Wildfires: Sixty of the 62 cities in Brazil’s northern Amazonas state have declared a state of emergency as communities struggle to meet their basic needs.

# General News
189 Decomposing Bodies Pulled Out of Colorado Funeral Home: Authorities discovered the bodies after neighbors complained of a foul smell earlier this month. The remains of at least 189 people have been removed from a Colorado funeral home, up from an initial estimate of about 115 when the decaying and improperly stored bodies were discovered two weeks ago, officials said Tuesday.

# Gov / Politics / Global
Israel’s Violence Will Never Bring “Safety” to Anyone, Including Jews: As the horrific siege against Gaza escalates, we need to confront the violence of Israel’s ethnonationalist militarism. The horror and heartbreak in Gaza reaches new proportions each minute: Israel’s siege has killed at least 3,400 people and injured more than 12,000 in the past week and a half, and a possible ground invasion threatens unspeakable levels of new violence.

Israeli Politician Says “Children of Gaza Have Brought This Upon Themselves”: As the number of children killed in Gaza approached 1,000, Knesset member Meirav Ben-Ari declared “the children of Gaza have brought this upon themselves.” Such calls by Israeli politicians for collective punishment are not uncommon.

# Gov / Politics
“It’s 100% Personal”: Trump Insiders Fear His Netanyahu Vendetta Could Be a Gift to Biden: One source called Trump’s Israel rhetoric a “disaster,” while others suggested he may even lose Jewish and evangelical voters to Biden, who has offered staunch support for Israel in its war against Hamas. Why Biden has ‘no alternative’ to Netanyahu. The two men are refocused on something that has always united them, ensuring Israel’s security and long-term survival.

Biden Sides with Israel After Airstrikes Level Gazan Hospital, Killing Hundreds of Palestinians: President Biden is in Israel, hours after Palestinian officials accused Israel of killing at least 500 people at Gaza’s Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital in an airstrike. In addition to treating sick and wounded patients, the hospital was acting as a refuge for displaced Gazans fleeing Israeli’s unrelenting attacks https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.nytimes.com/live/2023/10/18/world/israel-hamas-war-biden-gaza*a-top-hamas-commander-described-as-its-head-of-military-intelligence-is-killed-in-an-israeli-strike__;Iw!!On18fmf1aQ!3uY6FOO9bhOZ-5-nPjAuPS5Rhwrdv7b0xO_h0NTKCgED01tg5_pvq7O46-rd6xGVIMKYnhN0YbhRoR3mwsJtwPTeWc2xCtHJ$

GOP Rep Announces She’s Retiring Amid Speaker Drama: After serving three terms, Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-Ariz.) said that she will not seek reelection in 2024.

Trump’s Confidential Conversations About U.S. Nuclear Submarines Entering Enemy Territory – A Threat to His 2024 Presidential Bid? Smith charged Trump with illegally holding classified documents at the Mar-a-Lago property in June, alleging that he hid them from Department of Justice investigators. That case is scheduled to go to trial in May. That case does not include mention of the alleged disclosures to Pratt.

Trump’s classified info leak led to disappearance of 2 sources: The notorious ex-British spy Christopher Steele — behind the eponymous “Steele dossier” — blames former President Donald Trump for causing the disappearance of two sources after critical evidence was declassified, according to a Reuters report citing public court documents released on Tuesday

Sen. Ben Albritton becomes Senate president-designate: Bolstering Florida’s agriculture industry, addressing water-quality issues and supporting the foster-care system are priorities that Sen. Ben Albritton is eyeing as he prepares to become the next Senate president.

Challenger to Rick Scott drops out of Florida Senate race: Navy veteran Phil Ehr will announce Wednesday morning that he’s exiting the Democratic primary for Senate and instead will challenge incumbent Rep.
Carlos Gimenez (R-Fla.) for Florida’s 28th congressional district.

Amid House Speaker Chaos, GOP Confess Attack on Social Security, Medicare Still Top Priority: “Raise your hand if you DON’T want a speaker of the House who is hellbent on cutting your hard-earned Social Security and Medicare,” said one Democratic state lawmaker. “Cutting Social Security and Medicare is a priority that House Republicans will let outlive their leadership,” the White House memo said.

# Juvenile Justice System
# Law Enforcment
‘Trunk-Or-Treat’ Event Turns To Chaos After Cop Allegedly Starts Shooting, Makes Death Threats: A St. Louis County police officer was charged with multiple crimes after he allegedly made death threats and fired 11 rounds from his gun at a holiday event for Missouri elementary school students on Sunday. No one was injured, but children ran for cover as several bystanders tackled the cop.

# Legal / DOJ
Russian sources disappeared after Trump decision: In his statement, Steele said the decision to declassify his testimony, taken on Trump’s last day in office, resulted in several Russian sources being exposed and suffering “varying consequences”. He said: “Two of the named Russian sources have not been seen or heard of since.

# Medical / Health
Senate Finance Committee holding a hearing on deceptive practices in so-called Medicare Advantage plans. Information submitted by states demonstrates that beneficiaries are inundated with fraudulent and misleading communications across all modes of communication (in-person, television, telemarketer, and robo-calls).

# Military / Global
Satellite Images Show Russia Increasing Nuclear Capability in Belarus:  The deployments come as tension is rising between Moscow and the West. New commercial satellite photos taken on Monday confirm recent reports that Russia is once again massing troops and military equipment on the border with Ukraine after a major buildup this spring.

# Science
Scientists Made a Quantum Object Called an Alice Ring. What Comes Next Is Much Weirder: Topological monopoles are a quantum physics phenomenon that can decay into what’s known as “Alice rings.” Named after Lewis Carroll’s famous heroine, this vortex ring flips the magnetic charge of any monopole that passes through it, creating an anti-monopole.

# Space
Planet 9 Hiding In Our Solar System Could Change The Theory Of Gravity: Could data pointing toward a mysterious planet at the edge of the solar system actually suggest it’s time to revisit our theory of gravity? Evidence pointing toward the existence of an undiscovered ninth planet in the solar system may actually indicate our ideas of gravity are incorrect.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2023-10-17

Voices, The Peoples News

October 17, 2023
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate
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# Indigenous
After dam removal, Washington state tribe fishes for salmon on Elwha River for first time in more than a century: For the first time in more than a hundred years, members of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe are fishing for coho salmon on the free-flowing river.

# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls
21 Species Removed From Endangered List Due to Extinction: Two types of fish and 10 birds are among the species considered gone forever.  The big picture: They were among a list of 23 native species proposed for delisting in 2021 due to extinction, including the ivory-billed woodpecker.

# Border / Immigration / Migrants
Axios Explains: The myth of a U.S.-Mexico “open border”: By using the term “open border,” conservatives, including Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, who is seeking the role of House speaker, are suggesting that anyone can get into the U.S. without much hassle. But the reality is that the southern border is more fortified than it’s ever been.

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
CDC Covered Up COVID Vaccine Myocarditis: On April 27, 2021, then-director of the CDC, Rochelle Walensky stated, “we have not seen any reports” of post-vaccination myocarditis, but this was a false statement. When Walensky claimed to have “not seen any reports,” there were dozens of reports in the US Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). The agency’s cover-up of adverse cardiac events has had profound consequences and represents a major breach of trust and abuse of authority.

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
Biden admin threatens banks that refuse to lend money to illegal immigrants: “Lenders should not deny people opportunity to take out a loan to buy a home, build their businesses or otherwise pursue their financial goals because of unlawful bias and without regard to their actual ability to repay,” said Kristen Clarke. “This guidance reminds lenders that denying someone access to credit based on their actual or perceived immigrant status may violate federal law.”

Biden enriched Iran by more than $50 billion: Put simply, an anti-Hamas policy and pro-Iran policy cannot coexist. Reversing course starts by locking down all funds made available for Iran this year – in Iraq, Oman, and Qatar. It also includes enforcing oil sanctions already on the books, which the White House has refused to do.

Republicans ramp up pressure on Biden to refreeze $6B in Iran assets:20 Republican members led by Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) called on Biden to refreeze the money in a Friday letter to the commander-in-chief. “We implore you to ensure the money cannot be touched by Iran, under any circumstances. Money is fungible,” they wrote.

Joe Biden Caught Sending $2 Billion to Terrorist-Controlled Region: Biden and Congress Craft $2 Billion Aid Package as Israel Vows to ‘Crush’ Hamas https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://time.com/6322820/israel-aid-biden-congress-hamas/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!2rMgWxjUYeqcrDOw8KAjLVwDIXeOWGgPR93XMoI1Bvt6qLVD9F0dI-tvJxBYL8ka1b7qAYjJ6biCxAPzv1aScSrgST4Wl99K$

# Education / Schools
Schools Are Normalizing Intrusive Surveillance: cameras scan student faces and then algorithms identify them, allow or deny them entry based on that ID, decide if their activities are threatening, and determine if objects they carry may be dangerous or forbidden. “False hits, such as mistaking a broomstick, three-ring binder, or a Google Chromebook laptop for a gun or other type of weapon, could result in an armed police response to a school,” cautions the report. Students are aware that they’re being observed. Of students aged 14–18 surveyed by the ACLU … thirty-two percent say, “I always feel like I’m being watched.”

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Environmentalists gear up for a fight with the Biden administration over the massive expansion of U.S. natural gas exports, especially since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

# Environment / Climate / Infrastructure In communities near the Llano River, residents are fighting against a proposal from a former oil executive who wants to build a private dam on the South Llano River, arguing that it could harm the river’s flow and set a bad precedent.

I-35: Small businesses in Austin are getting swept away to make space for the expansion of Interstate 35: According to the state’s count, more than 100 households and businesses will have to move. They have a few months, maybe more, to do so. By the state’s count, 111 households and businesses will have to move. The number fluctuates based on how you define a displacement.

# General News
Alec Baldwin to Be Recharged for ‘Rust’ Shooting: Baldwin could be handed up to 18 months in prison if convicted. They will present evidence against Baldwin to a grand jury within the next two months, noting that “additional facts” have come to light in shooting on the set of the western movie outside Santa Fe

# Gov / Politics / Global
ISIS Isn’t a Sovereign State. Neither Is Hamas: Hamas’ ultimate objective… is the abduction of as many Israeli civilian hostages as possible, especially women and children. As such, it has clearly shown itself as unworthy of being considered a potential candidate for any future recognition of sovereign statehood.

# Gov / Politics
The GOP Is Burning Down the House: It’s been reality-TV central lately in the halls of Congress—wacky stunts, wild rants, and a mystery baby. But like the prospect of Speaker Jim Jordan, the party’s antics are hardly entertaining.

Biden Says Israeli Occupation of Gaza Would Be a “Big Mistake”: Meanwhile, Lindsey Graham has called for Israel to “level the place” as the city’s death toll rises from ongoing Israeli air strikes.

Biden to visit Israel Wednesday: The White House announced late Monday that President Joe Biden will visit Israel and Jordan on Wednesday amid the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas

House Committee: Biden administration policies empower cartels, undermine national security: The committee concludes that Biden’s and Mayorkas’ policies “have emboldened and enriched the cartels, ceded control of America’s sovereign Southwest border to these organizations, and jeopardized the safety and security of individuals and communities across this country in the process.”

Biden, Wray acknowledge Hamas, extremists could commit terrorist attack on US soil: As a record number of known, suspected terrorists have been apprehended attempting to enter the U.S. and a record number of antisemitic incidents have occurred in the U.S., the president and the director of the FBI have admitted it’s more likely than ever that a terrorist act could be committed on U.S. soil.

DeSantis, Rubio call for banning Palestinian refugees, rescinding visas of Hamas supporters: In the wake of pro-Palestinian/Hamas rallies occurring in Florida and nationwide, Gov. Ron DeSantis, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and other Republican lawmakers in Florida have taken a hard line in support of Israel

The world is on fire and Joe Biden is the arsonist. President Joe Biden ‘s reckless decision to abruptly withdraw United States troops from Afghanistan in August 2021 set into motion an unstoppable sequence of events that have made the world a far more dangerous place.

So… Another Unprovoked War? How tired are you of being subjected to this shameless, brazen bullshit by the propaganda apparatuses of the most vicious, brutal, dishonest regimes in the world today? The attack by Hamas on Israel, like Russia’s attack on Ukraine, waswards totally unprovoked, and had no cause!  Palestinian terrorists attacked a perfectly innocent people.  What can have been the motive for such barbarism?

Peace Dividends? Not in Our Lifetimes: War is America’s Growth Stock. American policy has continued to favor militarism over peace, increasing military expenditures and perpetuating global conflicts.

‘Unfit to Be in Office’: House Progressives Denounce Jim Jordan as Lawmakers Vote for Speaker: “If elected speaker, Jordan would effectively give the House to Trump,” said former Labor Secretary Robert Reich. “No alliance poses a greater threat to our democracy.” As the U.S. House began its latest voting process in an attempt to secure a speaker, progressive lawmakers made clear their view that Rep. Jim Jordan’s history of spreading lies about the 2020 election and racist anti-immigration rhetoric disqualifies him from the role that would place him second in line for the

Jim Jordan Fails to Win Speaker’s Gavel in First Round; Second Vote Delayed: Conservative Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio fell well short Tuesday of the majority he needs in the vote for a new House speaker. Twenty Republicans refused to back him, a greater number than some vote-counters had expected, and, with more GOP members reportedly threatening to turn against him in the next round, Jordan was forced to delay a second vote until Wednesday.

Biden Plans to Ask for $100 Billion in Emergency Funding: President Biden is considering a full-year supplemental request for around $100 billion, which would cover defense assistance for Israel and Ukraine, border security funding, and aid to countries in the Indo-Pacific including Taiwan.

# Law Enforcment
He Did 16 Years in Prison, Was Exonerated, Then Killed by Cop: Leonard Cure was tased and then shot dead when he allegedly assaulted a sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop. The GBI statement did not provide details about the charges for which Cure was being arrested. The Camden County Sheriff’s Office asked its office to conduct an outside investigation. No deputies were injured. “At this time, the information in the release is all that we are releasing,” GBI Special Agent in Charge Stacy Carson said by email Monday evening when asked for details about the charges.

Jan. 6 ‘Bullhorn Lady’ Sentenced to 57 Months in Prison: She was convicted on nine federal counts for smashing a Capitol window with an ice axe and using a bullhorn to incite rioters.

Mother Sues Alabama Jail After Being Forced to Give Birth Alone in a Shower: Alabama jailed Ashley Caswell on charges of endangering a fetus, then made her give birth without medical support. Ashley Caswell was arrested in 2021 in Etowah County and locked up for the majority of her pregnancy. She was then denied her psychiatric medication, forced to sleep on a thin mat on the floor and refused prenatal appointments, despite having a high-risk pregnancy, according to a federal lawsuit filed Friday in Alabama.

# Legal / DOJ
Donald Trump Cannot Terrorize Prosecutors, Witnesses in Federal Election Case: Judge: A partial gag order has been placed on the ex-president. A partial gag order has been placed on the ex-president. Donald Trump’s days of raging against special counsel Jack Smith, court staff, and witnesses in the federal election case against him came to an end on Monday, when Judge Tanya Chutkan imposed a limited gag order on the ex-president.

Trump Immediately Trashes D.C. Judge After Gag Order Issued: Just hours after a federal judge handed down a gag order which prohibits him from publicly targeting witnesses, prosecutors, and court staff, former President Donald Trump went on a tirade against the judge, likely violating the order almost immediately.

# Media
Aspiring Teen Reporter Who Made Ron DeSantis Uncomfortable With a Simple Question Thrown Out of GOP Event: Quinn Mitchell was escorted out of the building by event security and local police after he was accused of being a “tracker.” Later, he was allowed back in. The question provoked the governor’s uncomfortable, evasive response, and the encounter garnered much attention online.

# Medical Alternatives / Herbology
Miso Protects Against Radiation, Cancer and Hypertension: This savory dish often enjoyed at sushi restaurants, while consumed by Asian cultures for centuries, might just be the answer to recent radiation exposure at Fukushima.

Miso: the Probiotic Food that Fights Cancer & Lowers Cholesterol: What is miso paste made out of? And what is miso good for? Keep reading for everything you need to know about this flavorful fermented ingredient.

# Medical / Health / Global
Decades of underfunding, blockade have weakened Gaza’s health system – the siege has pushed it into abject crisis: Hospitals have been destroyed, and doctors and health care staff killed. Gaza’s health services may take years to recover, warns a Palestinian health specialist.  Gaza’s health care system was already under stress before the latest bombardment. In fact, policies that stretch back decades have left it unable to meet even the basic health needs of Gaza’s residents, let alone respond to the ongoing humanitarian catastrophe.

# Military / DOD
Pentagon: 2,000 U.S. Troops To Be Deployed In Israel: The U.S. military has selected roughly 2,000 troops to prepare for a potential deployment to support Israel, U.S. defense officials said. The troops are tasked with missions like advising and medical support, the officials said, and they are from across the U.S. armed services.

# Pharmaceuticals / Drugs
Deadly pharmacy errors mount as companies push quotas, limit staff: ‘I am a danger to the public’: But even as pharmacy errors mount across the US, pharmaceutical lobbyists are pushing to keep reports of errors hidden from officials and the public. The problem, according to pharmacists and others, is most acute at big retail pharmacy chains such as CVS and Walgreens, where overworked staff are pushed to the limit to meet sales quotas, despite desperate staffing shortages.

Popular ‘Benzo’ drugs linked to suicide, brain damage, even if you stop taking them: Health experts noted numerous other problems with benzos, including an increased risk of suicide and dependence on the drug, among other adverse side effects. Withdrawal from benzos can produce troubling symptoms as soon as within 24 hours, and these adverse effects can last for months.  Benzodiazepine drugs are linked to a variety concerning side effects.

The FDA is now fast-tracking new drug approvals, why that’s so worrying: The Food and Drug Administration is now regularly approving new drugs after just one or two clinical trials, a significant departure from the more rigorous vetting process the agency was previously known for, newly published research reveals.
See also: Review of Evidence Supporting 2022 US Food and Drug Administration Drug Approvals

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2023-10-16

Voices, The Peoples News

October 16, 2023
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate
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# Indigenous
Gangsters are the villains in ‘Killers of the Flower Moon,’ but the biggest thief of Native American wealth was the US government: The Osage murders of the 1920s are just one episode in nearly two centuries of stealing land and resources from Native Americans. Much of this theft was guided and sanctioned by federal law. Director Martin Scorsese’s new movie, “Killers of the Flower Moon,” tells the true story of a string of murders on the Osage Nation’s land in Oklahoma in the 1920s. Based on David Grann’s meticulously researched 2017 book, the movie delves into racial and family dynamics that rocked Oklahoma to the core when oil was discovered on Osage lands.

Why Does A Rich Chicago Law Firm Keep Suing Indian Tribes? Why does a deep-pockets Chicago law firm keep targeting businesses run by Native American tribes? In September, Daniel Edelman filed yet another lawsuit against a short-term, small-dollar lending business, this one owned by the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians.

# Indigenous / Global
The Mayans were excellent at maintaining their reservoirs. Can we learn an important lesson from them?Settlement maps show that the Maya didn’t build residences near reservoir edges so contamination from human waste wouldn’t be an issue for reservoirs. Studies analyzed DNA in sediments from reservoir edges in massive Maya cities like Tikal in Guatemala and identified large and small trees.

Referendum ‘no’ vote a blow for Indigenous Australians: The result was definitive, a major rebuff for Anthony Albanese and, more important, for the many Indigenous Australians who had put their hopes in what was always a long shot. The Indigenous people in the Uluru Statement from the Heart insisted the Voice should be enshrined in the Constitution.
That put up the highest hurdle for enacting it. The more modest alternative would have been a legislated Voice, but Indigenous leaders rejected that because it could always be abolished by a hostile government, as had happened before.

# Archaeology
Milanese friar wrote about North America 150 years before Columbus: In a recent study, Paolo Chiesa of the University of Milan documented the first written mention of America in the Mediterranean area. In the “Cronica universalis” penned by Milanese friar Galvaneus Flamma in 1345, Chiesa found a mention of a land named “terra que dicitur Marckalada,” situated west of Greenland.

# Border / Immigration / Migrants
Justice Department Won’t Charge Border Patrol Agents Who Killed Native Mana a member of the Tohono O’odham Nation, according to tribal leadership: No explanation was given to Raymond Mattia’s family, who said prosecutors violated new federal guidelines on victims’ rights. The shooting of Mattia occurred on May 18 on Tohono O’odham tribal land. JURIST has reviewed body camera footage, 911 audio and radio conversations between BP agents released by the BP. The footage and audio are not linked to this story out of respect for the Mattia family.

# Education / Schools
Teacher Charged With Duct-Taping Student’s Mouth Shut: A West Virginia teacher accused of taping a student’s mouth shut and binding his wrists has been charged with child abuse. Cassandra Sisler, 43, allegedly bound the child’s face “from ear to ear” on four different occasions, according to police.

# Employment / Labor
Stellantis Diversity Groups Mobilize to Provide Scab Labor at Auto Parts Plants: The automaker’s Business Resource Groups have responded to the company’s call for volunteers at plants affected by the UAW strike. Tellantis, one of the big three automakers locked in negotiations with the United Auto Workers, is mobilizing its internal diversity groups to provide volunteer labor at parts distribution facilities affected by the UAW strike

A Worker-Driven Model for Protecting Labor Rights Is Successful, and Expanding: Unlike corporate models, “worker-driven social responsibility” puts workers at the center of protecting their rights.

# Foodie Tips, Tricks and How To’s
Never throw it away again. It protects against cancer and improves lung function: Orange peel, often considered waste, is actually one of the healthiest ingredients of the orange fruit. Here are 10 benefits of its regular consumption.

# General News
First flight from Israel arrives in Florida after DeSantis order: The first flight carrying American citizens from Israel arrived in Florida on Sunday as part of the executive order Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) issued last week authorizing the rescue of Floridians in Israel amid the country’s fight with Palestinian militant group Hamas.

Donald Trump and Stephen Miller Exploit Gaza Crisis to Push Muslim Travel Ban: Immigrant rights groups say Trump’s escalating rhetoric is increasing the risk of white nationalist violence. Trump and others in his mold are responding to attacks on Israelis and the humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza by spreading disinformation about the Mexican border and promoting extremist anti-immigrant policies such as reviving the ban on travelers from majority-Muslim countries that Trump pushed since 2016.

# Gov / Politics / Global
Hamas Is Dragging Israel Toward the Abyss: The surprrise attack by Hamas militants against Israel last Saturday now looks set to trigger a war potentially more destructive than any that the region has seen in years. The fate of Hamas may well be sealed, but that outcome will place Israel in a very dire situation as well, one that it has long sought to avoid. Israel has avoided ruling Gaza on the ground, but Hamas may have forced it to try.

Not Israel’s 9/11, but a Prison Riot: The George W. Bush administration deserves plenty of blame for what’s happening now in Israel and Gaza. Sealing off Gaza didn’t solve anything. Instead, it just turned Gaza into an overcrowded penal colony where the most radicalized and violent gang leaders eventually gained control. Mass murder and hostage taking have been the result.

U.S. Already ‘Militarily Involved’ in Israel War, Iran Says: The Iranian official also claimed Hamas is ready to release hostages but is being prevented from doing so.  The United States is already heavily involved in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians and must be held to account, an Iranian official said on Monday.

Israel is committing an epic war crime with US backing and arms: Where is the US peace movement and the US public outrage?  America is basically bankrolling and arming Israel as it prepares to commit a massive war crime, collectively punishing and killing ordinary Palestinians trapped in the open-air prison of Gaza.

“This Is a Genocide”; Gazans Face Constant Israeli Attacks, a Closed Border as Essentials Run Out: Palestinian health officials say 47 families have been entirely removed from the Gaza civil registry, meaning those families no longer have any remaining members.

Israel Readying Emergency Regulations Allowing Arrest of Journalists for Factual Reporting: One Israeli journalist said Israel’s far-right government—trying to stop Al Jazeera’s Gaza broadcasts, is “acting more like Putin’s” regime.

# Gov / Politics
Jim Jordan and Allies Unleash Public Pressure Campaign on Speaker Vote Holdouts: “As someone who wants Jim Jordan, the dumbest thing you can do is to continue pissing off those people,” Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas said of the controversial strategy. As Ohio Representative Jim Jordan rushes to secure the necessary votes in advance of a Tuesday vote for Speaker of the House, he and his allies are activating a public pressure campaign, attempting to rally the GOP base into strong-arming wavering lawmakers who are either ideologically opposed to the far-right .

J Street to Democrats: Back Resolution Supporting Gaza War or Lose
Endorsement: Once a “pro-peace” Israel lobby alternative, J Street is pushing a hawkish resolution on Israel that ignores Palestinian civilians.100 former J Street staffers and representatives from its network of university groups are pushing their former organization to join mounting calls for a ceasefire

FBI chief warns violent ‘domestic terrorism’ growing in US:  FBI Director Christopher Wray bluntly labeled the January riot at the U.S. Capitol as “domestic terrorism” Tuesday and warned of a rapidly growing threat of homegrown violent extremism that law enforcement is scrambling to confront through thousands of investigations.

Treasury Secretary: U.S. Can ‘Absolutely’ Afford Two Wars: Janet Yellen added that the U.S. economy was doing “extremely well.” In an interview with Sky News, Janet Yellen said that the U.S. can “certainly” afford to fund Israel and Ukraine in their conflicts with Hamas and Russia.

House Progressives Introduce Resolution Demanding Immediate Cease-Fire in Israel and Gaza: “We can’t bomb our way to peace, equality, and freedom,” said Rep. Cori Bush. “With thousands of lives lost and millions more at stake, we need a cease-fire now.”

# Law Enforcment
6-year-old boy was stabbed to death in an anti-Muslim hate crime: A 71-year-old man in Plainfield, Illinois, has been charged with murder and a hate crime after stabbing a child and his mother because they were Muslims. The suspect was identified as 71-year-old Joseph M Czuba and police said he was the property’s landlord. Czuba was charged with murder, two counts of hate crimes and other offenses.

“Sign of dictatorship and a slippery slope to executing political opponents”: DeSantis’ death penalty law faces harsh criticism. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill allowing the death penalty in child rape convictions, despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that banned capital punishment in such cases. The law relies on jury votes of 8-4 rather than unanimously. This puts Florida on the map as the most extreme death penalty state, and people are unhappy about it.

# Legal / DOJ
Supreme Court Shuts Down Challenge to Trump’s 2024 Presidential Eligibility Under 14th Amendment: Supreme Court declines to consider longshot bid to disqualify Trump from running for president. The Supreme Court said Monday that it will not take up a longshot challenge to Donald Trump’s eligibility to run for president because of his alleged role in the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol.

# Medical / Health
MDMA and talk therapy shows tremendous promise against PTSD: “MDMA simultaneously induces prosocial feelings and softens responses to emotionally challenging and fearful stimuli, potentially enhancing the ability of individuals with PTSD to benefit from psychotherapy by reducing sensations of fear, threat and negative emotionality,” the study concludes.

# Military / DOD
Eisenhower carrier strike group to join Ford in eastern Mediterranean: The aircraft carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower and its carrier strike group are headed to the Eastern Mediterranean, joining the Ford Carrier Strike Group to provide support to Israel. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on Saturday announced the Eisenhower will arrive in the region as part of an “effort to deter hostile actions against Israel or any efforts toward widening this war,” following the Oct. 7 attack on Israel by Palestinian militant group Hamas and Israel’s retaliatory strikes.

# Technology
Deepfake videos are already taking over the internet: Deepfake scams are on a rise, and AI scammers are trying their best to blur the delicate boundary between reality and fabricated reality.

# Water
Toxic PFAS from US military bases polluting drinking water, report finds: Plumes of ‘forever chemicals’ from at least 245 sites are contaminating water for nearby communities. Plumes of toxic PFAS “forever chemicals” flowing from at least 245 US military bases are contaminating or threatening to pollute drinking water for nearby communities, and hundreds more are likely at risk across America, a new Department of Defense report finds.

Facing Racism and Dire Mismanagement, Alabamans Got Their Water Board Removed: An expert has been appointed to take over Prichard’s embattled water board after it defaulted on a $55 million loan. Charging that the Prichard Water Works and Sewer Board has a “historical legacy of disinvestment and racial injustice” that has harmed the area’s largely Black and low-income population, more than 20 groups are petitioning EPA to intervene.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2023-10-15

Voices, The Peoples News

October 15, 2023
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate
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# Indigenous / Global
A Secretive Network Is Fighting Indigenous Rights in Australia and Canada, Expert Says: It’s all part of a global playbook from the U.S.-based Atlas Network to protect the profits of fossil fuel and mining companies, argues a Sydney researcher. On October 14, Australians will vote “yes” or “no” in a referendum that would amend the country’s constitution to create a permanent First Nations advisory body in the country’s Parliament.

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
A sharp partisan divide remains over new Covid boosters: Natural selection, artificial selection, and now political selection: How vaccine rejectionism is altering the course of evolution, and not in a good way

Hydroxychloroquine; Effect of pre-exposure use of hydroxychloroquine on
COVID-19 mortality: a population-based study in patients with rheumatoid arthritis or systemic lupus erythematosus. Hydroxychloroquine has been shown to inhibit entry of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus
2 (SARS-CoV-2) into epithelial cells in vitro, but clinical studies found no evidence of reduced mortality when treating patients with COVID-19

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
‘There’s plenty of room to raise taxes’: This billionaire says the US will need to change Social Security, cut federal health insurance to deal with its worsening debt crisis, are you ready? “We’re going to have to sacrifice,” said Tudor Jones told CNBC. “We’re going to have to cut spending. We’re going to have to deal with entitlements. We’re going to have to change Social Security. We’re going to have to limit Medicare and Medicaid.”

# Environment / Climate / Infrastructure Climate Apocalypse Looms as Global Warming Threatens to Make America’s Midsection Uninhabitable! Earth is already becoming unlivable. Will governments act to stop this disaster from getting worse?

# Food Recalls / Alerts
Texas company recalls 5 tons of burritos because of Listeria contamination: Don Miguel Foods of Dallas, TX, is recalling 10,642 pounds of frozen ready-to-eat carne asada burritos after testing showed Listeria monocytogenes, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. “FSIS is concerned that some products may be in consumers’ freezers.

# General News
“On the Edge of Collapse”: 10 Countries Nearing Complete Bankruptcy: Within the intricate fabric of the global economy, many nations currently contend with formidable obstacles that have resulted in a profound upheaval within their respective economic systems. Without any specific ranking, these ten nations encounter a challenging journey in pursuing long-term economic expansion and well-being.

Backroom Deals: Trump Looks to use Shady Tactics to Lockup Nomination Before Primaries: Former President Donald Trump wants backroom deals to secure the GOP nomination in a manner reminiscent of the 19th and early 20th centuries when parties chose their nominees through such methods. Mr. Trump and his political team have spent months working behind the scenes to build alliances and contingency plans with key party officials, seeking to twist the primary and delegate rules in their favor. It amounts to a fail-safe in case Mr. DeSantis, or anyone else, scores a surprise victory in an early state. And it comes as Mr. Trump faces an extraordinary set of legal challenges, including four criminal indictments, that inject an unusual degree of uncertainty into a race Mr. Trump leads widely in national polling.

# Gov / Politics / Global
Netanyahu Must Go Now, Not After the Gaza War: There is a clear and present danger that all his wartime decisions against Hamas will be polluted by personal, legal and petty political considerations. He has been a poor prime minister from Lebanon to China.

The Six Biggest Lies Netanyahu Told America, and the World; Quote: “He demonstrated that he is still a prolific liar misleading the public very deliberately about various policy issues. One thing stood out throughout the entire interview. Netanyahu is still the same unashamed master of spin and manipulator that he has always been. When Netanyahu’s political career comes to an end, the international community will largely remember him for his blusterous speeches at the UN General Assembly targeting Iran.

A ‘Wonderful’ New Fatwa Permits Killing Israelis Wherever They May Be – In Palestine, Israel, or Abroad: The comments come just as Israel is gearing up to respond to an all-out war assault on its innocent civilians last weekend, in which more than 1,000 were murdered in depraved attacks that included the beheading of babies. Israeli officials have now promised that not one Hamas militant will remain after its response concludes.

The Arab embargo 50 years ago weaponized oil to inflict economic trauma, sound familiar? Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine reprised the risks of energy ‘weaponization.’ Europe has been hurt by overdependence on Russian natural gas and has raced to shift its energy sources. The Israel-Hamas war that began on Oct. 8, 2023, has not yet ignited retaliatory responses from Arab governments, and the initial impact on oil has been minimal, but geopolitical effects from such a large event could still roil markets. Energy security itself is also being altered.

Thousands Flee Gaza as Deadline to Get Out Expires: Thousands of people living in northern Gaza fled south on Saturday before the six-hour evacuation window ordered by Israel ended at 4 p.m. local time.

Gaza: Forcing patients to flee hospitals a ‘death sentence’ warns WHO: UNRWA pointed out that many of the vulnerable, particularly pregnant women, children, the elderly and persons with disabilities simply will be unable to flee south. “They have no choice and must be protected at all times.”

China Says US Will ‘Die by Fire’ after Congress Releases War Strategy Report: The U.S. is not ready to face the challenge of the growing nuclear threat posed by Russia and China. This is according to a 145-page report released by the Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States on Thursday.

China says Israel has gone too far: China’s foreign minister said Saturday that Israel has gone too far in responding to last week’s invasion by Hamas, China’s official news agency reported. Speaking to Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Israel’s actions have extended beyond self-defense

# Gov / Politics
Donald Trump and Stephen Miller Exploit Gaza Crisis to Push Muslim Travel Ban: Immigrant rights groups say Trump’s escalating rhetoric is increasing the risk of white nationalist violence.

Amid Gaza War, U.S. Officials Told Not to Use Words Like “De-Escalation/Ceasefire”: As Israel bombarded Gaza, State Department staff were told to avoid phrases like “end to violence” and “restoring calm.”

37.9 million Americans are living in poverty, according to the U.S. Census. But the problem could be far worse: Grace Bonilla, president of United Way of New York City, said the official poverty measure doesn’t take very obvious indicators into consideration. To start, it looks at pretax income instead of actual take-home pay. It also doesn’t consider factors such as family composition or the cost of child care. “It has not kept up with the way life has changed for most Americans,” said Bonilla.

US Blocks Iran From Accessing $6 Billion Fund: Joe Biden initially approved sending $6 billion to the Islamic Republic of Iran as part of a hostage exchange to free Americans. Going weak and appeasing to Iran quickly backfired as Iran helped plan an attack with Hamas terrorists that killed over 1,300 innocent civilians, including 29 Americans.

Seven wild plot twists that could upend the 2024 election: Election Day is 12 months away, a century in political dog years and certainly enough time for something completely unexpected to alter the status quo. A presidential race in which two stubborn men, born in the 1940s, refuse to retire and are itching for a rematch, and in which, for the one man to win, the other probably must be on the ballot.

# Media
“THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE” – If Re-Elected Trump Promises to Target the Critical Free Press – Forgetting the First Amendment? Trump Drops Bombshell Accusations Against Major Media Outlets! In his posts, Trump singled out media giants like NBC News and MSNBC, accusing them of spreading false information and undermining the Country. He asserted that these media companies “should be investigated for its ‘Country Threatening Treason’” and questioned whether they should have “free”
access to U.S. airwaves.

# Medical / Health
After Historic Strike, Unions Reach Tentative Deal With Kaiser Permanente: Workers secured a victory after the largest healthcare strike in U.S. history, protesting staff shortages and low pay.

# Military / DOD
US sends Air Force ‘Warthogs’ to Middle East as conflict in Gaza intensifies: A US Air Force attack jet known for close air support in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is being deployed to the Middle East as Israel ramps up operations in Gaza in response to the invasion by Hamas.

IDF Strikes hit Gaza Evacuation Convoys [Verified video] 40 killed according to UN Humanitarian body: BBC Verify has confirmed the strike on Salah-al-Din street, which is one of two evacuation routes from northern Gaza to the south.

Israel-Hamas war: Palestinian deaths surpass previous wars in Gaza as Israeli forces prepare wider offensive.

# Military / Global
IDF Strikes hit Gaza Evacuation Convoys: 40 Killed according to UN Humanitarian Body: Dozens of people, mostly women and children, have been injured and killed in Israeli airstrikes on evacuation convoys fleeing Gaza City, according to Hamas officials. The IDF has yet to respond to the accusations, after ordering more than 1 million people to leave the northern part of the enclave “to save their lives.”

# Veterans / VA
Military retirees, disabled vets will get 3.2% raise in 2024: Retired military service members and disabled veterans will see a smaller cost-of-living increase in their benefits payments in January due to slowing inflation across the United States, federal officials said.

# Water
Tensions Rise in the Rio Grande Basin as Mexico Lags in Water Deliveries to the U.S: Under a 1944 treaty, Mexico must share water from the Rio Conchos and other tributaries of the Rio Grande with the United States in five-year cycles. With the clock ticking toward an inexorable treaty deadline, the U.S. and Mexico are under pressure to find a solution without setting off a local rebellion. And climate change and drought, not to mention provocations from Texas politicians, are complicating the challenge.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2023-10-13

Voices, The Peoples News

October 13, 2023
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate
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# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls
Carolina Prime Pet, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of Hollywood Feed Jerky Products.

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
A Plan To Stop The Vulture Funds Fueling Global Debt: Three bills made it to committee in the 2023 legislative session that all aimed to limit the ability of private creditors like vulture funds to exploit debt restructuring negotiations for their own profits. Pushed forward by academics, legal experts, grassroots groups, nonprofits, and lawmakers, the bills are now getting revamped to be reintroduced in the state Senate and Assembly in January.

# Education / Schools
The Texas Senate’s main school voucher proposal brought forth this special legislative session closely resembles two of the biggest voucher programs in the country, but lawmakers attempt to learn from their neighbors’ mistakes. The proposal would give families who exit the state’s public education system access to $8,000 of taxpayer money each year to pay for their children’s private schooling.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals The U.S. Energy Department names seven proposals that will receive a combined $7 billion to build clean hydrogen hubs spanning 16 states. DOE chose the following seven: the Mid-Atlantic Hydrogen Hub, the Appalachian Hydrogen Hub, the California Hydrogen Hub, the Gulf Coast Hydrogen Hub, the Heartland Hydrogen Hub, the Midwest Hydrogen Hub and the Pacific Northwest Hydrogen Hub.3 ho

The Biden administration announces a goal of cutting the cost of home decarbonization in half and reducing household energy costs at least 20% by 2030.

# Food Recalls / Alerts
Study uncovers disturbing side effect of using microwaves: ‘This should be a wake-up call’: Our “just pop it in the microwave” mentality is unleashing hordes of tiny plastic particles, more than 2 billion nanoplastics and 4 million microplastics per square centimeter (almost one-sixth of a square inch), in some cases, the experts found. Alarmingly, they don’t yet know for sure how these synthetic materials are impacting our bodies.

# Gov / Politics / Global
U.N. Warns of “Devastating Humanitarian Consequences” as Israel Orders 1.1 Million to Evacuate Gaza Israel’s army has ordered 1.1 million civilians in the northern Gaza Strip to evacuate “southwards” within just 24 hours, an order the United Nations called “impossible” without “devastating humanitarian consequences.”

Israel Fires White Phosphorus in Lebanon and Gaza: Israel has previously been accused of using white phosphorus on a civilian population. During the 2008-9 war in Gaza, dubbed Operation Cast Lead, the Israeli military admitted to having used munitions containing the toxic agent on Gaza, but denied that doing so contravened its legal obligations. While it is considered legally legitimate to use white phosphorus as a smokescreen or for signaling, international law forbids its use in populated areas.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Meets Lebanese Leaders, Warns Israel Could Face “Other Fronts”: The exodus continued Thursday as Iran’s foreign minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, traveled to Beirut, where he met with Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah. Iran has warned the war risks spreading to “other fronts” if Israel keeps bombing Gaza.

Hezbollah Says It’s ‘Fully Ready’ to Help Hamas Fight against Israel: A top official in Hezbollah said the Iranian-backed Lebanese terrorist organization is “fully ready” to help Hamas fight against Israel, hinting of its future involvement in the ongoing war.

# Gov / Politics
The White House, Liz Cheney, Ron DeSantis, and More Slam Trump for Calling Hezbollah “Very Smart”: The White House called the remarks “dangerous and unhinged.” Liz Cheney asked, “Are Republicans really going to nominate this dangerous man to be President of the United States?”

Chaos Reigns as Scalise Struggles to Win Support for Speaker Bid: Majority Leader Steve Scalise reportedly faces unyielding opposition from some members of his Republican conference as he scrambles to save his bid to be the next speaker of the House. As the fight over House GOP leadership drags on, the chamber remains paralyzed, and the days keep ticking down toward a November 17 deadline to avoid a government shutdown.

Steve Scalise drops speaker bid as House devolves into further turmoil: A faction of House Republicans ousted Kevin McCarthy as speaker last week, and the House has been at a standstill since

Jim Jordan Revives Bid for US House Speaker After Scalise Withdraws: Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio will again run to be US House speaker now that his fellow Republican Steve Scalise has withdrawn from the contest, his office
confirmed Friday https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.wsj.com/politics/house-republicans-pursue-new-speaker-plans-after-steve-scalise-exits-race-8ec48b57__;!!On18fmf1aQ!2-eMIjmIAnvdEU8xpKFvRUBwTSZFiNiGxnIV7kmlXiyAHkPwNj_pCyGU9F_BYGZjSBpg4u8dyu1NOvUeej5zw7DtV0p0XNcr$

Here’s who gets money from Defend Texas Liberty, the PAC whose leader met with white supremacist Nick Fuentes: The group has funded candidates and groups like the Texas GOP who have pushed fellow Republicans to take a harder line against things like illegal immigration and transgender people.

Stunning State Department Memo Warns Diplomats: No Gaza ‘De-Escalation’ Talk: In 1948, the U.S. became the first country in the world to recognize Israel as an independent state. The two nations have developed a uniquely close relationship since, one that today involves $3.8 billion in American military aid to Israel each year, U.S. diplomatic support against international criticism of Israel’s treatment of Palestinians and a huge web of connections between Americans and Israelis.

GOP’s Next Choice to Win Impossible Speaker Race: House Republicans voted to make Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) their latest nominee for speaker after an insurmountable wave of detractors forced Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) to withdraw his bid for the post on Thursday.

Hardliner Jim Jordan Wins GOP Speaker Nomination, but Still Faces Challenges: Republican lawmakers on Friday voted to make Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio their latest nominee to be the next speaker of the House, but, yes, you’ve heard this before, it remains unclear whether Jordan can get the floor votes he’d need to win the gavel. A second secret-ballot vote revealed that a sizable chunk of Republicans did not intend to support him on the floor, where he needs 217 votes to win the gavel.

# Law Enforcment
Offering treatment to drug users instead of arresting them reduces crime and addiction – new research into police diversion program shows: Treatment programs rather than incarceration are far more effective for drug-related offenses.

# Legal / DOJ
Menendez charged with conspiracy to act as a foreign agent for Egypt: Prosecutors have accused New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez and his wife of conspiring to have the senator act as a foreign agent of Egypt. Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced an additional charge against New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez and his wife, alleging they conspired to have the senator act as a foreign agent of Egypt.

# Media
USPS is falsifying safety docs as its workers die of heat: Even after a mail carrier’s recent death, the company continues to violate its own rules. The USPS continues to violate the standards of its own Heat Illness Prevention Program (HIPP) some mail carriers say they have not yet completed training for this program, which would violate the standards of the USPS’s own HIPP.

Journalists in Israel and Gaza Discuss a Reporter’s Role in War: “This entire country is one big war zone,” says a journalist in Jerusalem, as another, based in Gaza City, speaks of feeling like “a target at any moment.” With several journalists already killed in Gaza in recent days, Mhawish said, “Knowing that I can be a target at any moment is just very horrific, but we still continue reporting and running from one area or another, just to be able to speak the voice of the people who are being killed.”

Elon Musk Isn’t Just Enabling Misinformation About the Israel-Hamas War, He’s Fueling It Himself: The owner of X boosted a doctored video of a CNN war correspondent that falsely suggests she was an actor who didn’t need to take cover from a missile salvo. Musk has personally played a part in spreading sham news items. He authored a post on Sunday advising his 150 million followers to get their war news from a pair of accounts with reported track records of sharing false information.

# Medical / Health
Texas Quietly Moves to Formalize Acceptable Cancer Risk From Industrial Air Pollution. Public Health Officials Say it’s not Strict Enough. The Texas department responsible for monitoring air pollution is using different science to analyze risks than the federal government recommends. Health advocates say this leaves people breathing more cancer-causing compounds.

Medicare Premiums Will Go Up 6% Next Year: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced a 6% hike in premiums for Medicare Part A and B in 2024. Meanwhile, open enrollment for next year’s plans starts this weekend.

# Military / DOD
U.S. Intel Reveals North Korea’s Alarming Delivery to Russia: The recent delivery included more than 1,000 containers of military equipment and munitions, White House National Security Council coordinator John Kirby said. North Korea has delivered weaponry to Russia to use in the ongoing war in Ukraine, the White House National Security Council revealed Friday.

# Military / Global
Huge Slaughtering with Ground Assault in Palestine is Coming! Israel’s military has told the United Nations to evacuate northern Gaza within 24 hours, a U.N. official confirmed, in what could be a prelude to a ground assault.

# Planetary
Scientists Left Perplexed as a Huge Chunk of the Sun Breaks Off: While there’s no need to panic, it’s a bit perplexing to learn that something weird is going on with the sun. Scientists have revealed that a section of the sun’s northern pole in the form of a giant plasma filament has broken off.

# Technology
AI tech could require as much electricity as a small nation, study finds: The report notes that by 2027, worldwide AI-related electricity consumption could increase by 85 to 134 TWh annually based on the projection of AI server production – an amount comparable to the annual electricity consumption of countries such as the Netherlands, Argentina, and Sweden.

# Water
As Alabama Judge Orders a Takeover of a Failing Water System, Frustrated Residents Demand Federal Intervention: An Alabama judge on Wednesday ordered that the municipal water utility in Prichard, a Mobile suburb, be placed under receivership after witnesses described crisis conditions in the majority Black city due to failing water infrastructure that loses nearly 60 percent of its capacity each month to leakage.

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