Voices, The Peoples News No. 2024-03-28

Voices, The Peoples News

March 28, 2024
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
History Of The Melungeons: The Forgotten Tribe Of Appalachia:  The origins and ethnicity of the Melungeons are a point of debate; however there are multiple documents and cultural similarities that can be used to determine who the Melungeons most likely are.

# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Recalls
Fish ‘full of contraceptive pill, antidepressants and cocaine’ after sewage spills: Fish ‘full of contraceptive pill, antidepressants and cocaine’ after sewage spills. A marine biologist studying Hampshire’s Langstone Harbour has revealed raw sewage from a nearby treatment plant has left every marine species in the water “full of drugs.”

Dogs Of Chernobyl Are Now Genetically Different To Others In The World: In a new report published last week in the journal Science Advances, scientists found dogs living around the old nuclear power plant are “genetically distinct” from those living farther away from the disaster’s epicenter.

# Archaeology / Anthropology
Unraveling the Past: The Decipherment of Ancient Scripts:  From the enigmatic hieroglyphs of Egypt to the mysterious Linear A of the Minoans, deciphering these ancient writings presents a unique challenge that requires a combination of scholarly rigor, interdisciplinary collaboration, and occasional strokes of luck.

Intel’s future multi billion dollar mega-fab is set smack-bang on top of multiple neolithic burial sites: Archaeologists have been looking into the site just outside of Magdeburg, Germany since 2023. It’s where Intel plans to build its biggest European facility, what it calls the “Silicon Junction”—a semiconductor plant that’ll pump out some of the world’s most advanced chips once completed.

A Controversial Pyramid Isn’t 27,000 Years Old After All: A published study claiming the Indonesian pyramid Gunung Padang was crafted by humans 27,000 years ago was retracted by publishers. The study’s authors fight the retraction, but the archeological community backs it. Radiocarbon dating has proved the key sticking point.

# Borders / Immigration / Migrants
The elderly Arizona rancher on the frontline of migrant crisis: The cartel watches him in the dark with scoped rifles and night vision goggles – but at 84, he’s standing his ground and protecting his land

Texas Fortifies Border with Mexico Amidst Continued Challenges in Migrant Deportation Efforts: Greg Abbott administration is seeking to prevent migrants from entering its territory on different fronts, and a new report by the LA Times describes how it has turned a port of entry into a “militarized zone, fortified by rifle-toting soldiers, a fleet of Humvees and a forest of razor wire glistening in the desert sun.”

2,000-strong migrant caravan heading for US: Several hundred foreign nationals have already set up camp behind a convenience store in Chihuahua City some 230 miles south of El Paso, Texas. And church leaders are expecting at least some of the 2,000 migrants who set off from Chiapas, Mexico, earlier this week to arrive in the El Paso-Juarez area in the coming days.

Mexico adds more troops to hot spot for unlawful migrant crossings: Mexico’s National Guard is deploying more soldiers to an area between San Diego and Tijuana that has seen an increased number of unlawful crossings in recent weeks.

Mexican president blackmails Biden over the border: Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador — popularly known as AMLO — sat down for an interview Sunday with CBS News’ “60 Minutes” and made clear he controls a US southern border that has largely been abandoned by the Biden administration. It’s a position this country should never be in.

Immigrants fill high-risk jobs that U.S.-born workers don’t: Americans generally agree that immigrants – whether undocumented or living legally in the country – mostly do not work in jobs that U.S. citizens want, with a majority saying so across racial and ethnic groups and among both political parties. This is particularly true when it comes to undocumented immigrants.

US foreign-born population shatters record as border crisis escalates: A record-shattering 51 million people living in the U.S. were born in another country, a surge triggered by the millions of migrants crossing the border, the report by the Center for Immigration Studies found. “We’ve never seen anything like this before over a three-year period of time.

Migrant influencer Leonel Moreno waves around cash as he mocks US taxpayers who ‘work like slaves’ after he urged fellow illegals to become squatters in US homes: A defiant Moreno posted a flurry of videos to Instagram on Wednesday of himself flashing wads of cash, the same day he was booted from TikTok over similar content.

Americans say states should have a say in border security efforts: When asked in an open-ended question about their top concerns regarding the large number of migrants seeking to enter the U.S. at the border with Mexico, the most commonly cited concerns relate either to the economic costs and burdens associated with the migration surge or concerns about security (22% of concerns fall into each of these categories).

# Corporations / Industry
Kenya Government to Establish Commercial Centers in the US and Other Major Markets: The centrepiece of this strategy involves the creation of approximately 50 commercial centres across the globe. These centres, strategically located in countries like Nigeria, Senegal, the United States, Morocco, Germany, and China, will serve as platforms to showcase and promote Kenyan goods and services.

Walmart fight to change the way shoppers pay after argument broke out over ‘repeated customer service failures’

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
Larry Fink joins Jamie Dimon and Jerome Powell is sounding the alarm on ‘snowballing’ national debt: ‘The situation is more urgent than I can ever remember,’ $34 trillion and counting

# Education / Schools
States moving to require schools to show inaccurate fetal development video: Tennessee is one of several states, including North Dakota, Iowa, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Missouri, that has introduced or advanced legislation permitting public schools to screen “Meet Baby Olivia,” a three-minute computer-generated video first released in 2021 that critics call misleading and manipulative.

# Environment / Climate / Chemicals / Infrastructure The Earth’s rotation is starting to interfere with time and experts are concerned: For the first time in history, world timekeepers may have to consider subtracting a second from our clocks in a few years because the planet is rotating a tad faster than it used to. Clocks may have to skip a second — called a “negative leap second” — around 2029, a study in the journal Nature said

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Technology
68 PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’ Found by Scientists in Food Packaging Worldwide: Used by manufacturers for decades in products like nonstick cookware, water-repellent clothing, stain-resistant fabrics, cosmetics, firefighting foam and food packaging, 12,000 of the human-synthesized chemical compounds are known to exist, according to the study

# Food Recalls / Alerts
Testing of Popular Kid’s Cereal Reveals It’s Loaded With Toxic Chemicals and Heavy Metals: The danger of consuming ultra-processed food becomes more apparent by the day. These highly refined varieties do not have high-quality nutrients and are full of synthetic chemicals. However, they more than compensate for what they lack in nutrition with toxic ingredients.

# General News
Trump ignores Johnson plea to end infighting with call for challenger against GOP incumbent: Former President Donald Trump is looking to stir up a primary challenge against a House Republican from Florida, openly disregarding calls from his own party not to get involved with GOP lawmakers’ reelection efforts.

Texas Secession ‘Closer’ Than Anyone Thinks: Texas seceding from the United States is “closer than anyone thinks” according to a leading Lone Star independence campaigner who argued a series of triggers, such as the reelection of President Biden or an intensification of the migrant crisis, could see the Lone Star State attempt to leave the Union.

Stephen Colbert Uncovers Bizarre Hidden Detail About Trump’s ‘100% Weird’ New Pitch: “This is a frequently asked question?” Colbert said. “Evidently, the workers at the Bible factory really get excited over the word ‘begat.’”

Trump’s Unbearable Temptation to Dump His Truth Social Stock: Would he really screw over MAGA investors to cover his gargantuan legal debts? Don’t bet against it.

We should stop pretending, ‘Donald Trump has gone from being a symptom of the crisis afflicting American society to a driving force’: The danger posed by a return to the White House by the former president, despite the legal proceedings against him, is very real, warns Reed Brody, a former New York State assistant attorney general.

# Gov / Politics / Global
Putin Says Russia Will Not Attack NATO, But F-16s Will Be Shot Down In Ukraine: Russia has no designs on any NATO country and will not attack Poland, the Baltic states or the Czech Republic but if the West supplies F-16 fighters to Ukraine then they will be shot down by Russian forces, President Vladimir Putin said

Haitian Community Defenders Fight US-Armed Death Squads and Puppet Governments: Haiti does not suffer from a lack of leadership; it suffers from foreign-backed repression of its talent and potential.

# Gov / Politics
As the 2024 presidential race heats up, the very foundations of our democracy are at stake. A vibrant democracy is impossible without well-informed citizens.  In a politically polarized nation, Americans seem to agree on one issue underlying the 2024 elections, a worry over the state of democracy and how the outcome of the presidential contest will affect its future. They just disagree over who poses the threat.

Sen. Lee Schoenbeck leaving the Senate and leadership role: Schoenbeck, 65, said he’s worked closely with Gov. Kristi Noem to fill several legislative vacancies. But despite his deep knowledge and connections, and his ability as a successful fundraiser, Schoenbeck said candidate recruitment is not easy.

McCaul warns that ousting Johnson could ‘throw the balance of power’ to Democrats: An ouster of Johnson is on the table after Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) filed a motion to vacate the chair, a procedural move that could lead to a vote to remove Johnson.

The RNC Is Asking Job Applicants and Employees One Shocking Question: The Republican National Committee’s new leadership reportedly has a dangerous litmus test in 2024.

# Legal / DOJ
Federal judge bars government from using seized narcotics in drug trafficking case: A federal judge last month barred the government from using more than two dozen pounds of narcotics seized from a vehicle as evidence against the defendants because a Colorado state trooper violated the prohibition on unreasonable searches and seizures.

# LGBTQ / Gender
The city of Sacramento passed a resolution that would protect the trans community’s rights, safeguarding them from anti-trans legislation such as the growing push around the country to ban gender-affirming care. It follows Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D-Calif.) signing of a law in 2022 that established California as a sanctuary state for trans youth.

# Military / DOD
US Military Teams Up With New Partner Against China Threat:  U.S. has teamed up with new defense partner, India, to conduct a large military exercise amid a threat from China.

# Military / Global
French troops moving into Ukraine could shake up Europe: At the outset of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, French President Emmanuel Macron pursued a diplomatic resolution to the conflict. Recently, with the war still dragging on, Macron has adopted a far more hawkish position.

# Science Technology / Biosciences
Scientists make breakthrough in power technology that could soon be woven into our clothing: ‘Seamless integration into fabrics.’ The day may be near when your favorite hoodie can also serve as a personal power supply.

# Social
Thousands of homeowners across America are falling victim to “Squatters”. They are taking advantage of laws that restrict homeowners from the ability to remove them from the property. Squatters take over 1,200 homes in Atlanta, open illegal strip clubs and terrorize neighbors: ‘Is this even America?’

Local Senator Advocates for Tougher Laws Against Squatters to Protect  Homeowners: An amendment that would help homeowners by making “squatters” who inhabit a home without permission subject to a theft crime within the penal code. Under current law, squatters are treated as licensees, requiring full eviction proceedings and are afforded rights of those who are lawfully occupying the property.

White Supremacist Propaganda Incidents Reach Historic Levels: White supremacist propaganda distribution reached historic levels across the United States in 2023, with a total of 7,567 incidents, a 12-percent increase from 2022, according to the ADL (Anti-Defamation League) Center on Extremism’s annual assessment.

This video will blow your mind. This man created the model for consciousness used by the CIA. He was killed soon after in the deadliest plane crash on American soil before 9/11.

# Space / NASA / UFO Disclosure / Planetary TR-3B Aircraft: Reverse-Engineered UFO Technology or American Ingenuity? Aviation Week, Popular Mechanics reported on the TR-3A being significantly quieter than other aircraft, but not silent, as is often reported about the TR-3B.

Scientists Discover Massive Solid Metal Ball Inside Earth’s Core: Previously, there were only four: the crust, mantle, liquid and the solid inner core. But a pair of seismologists at the Australian National University have found there is a distinct layer within Earth’s inner core. And it’s a solid, 400-mile-thick, solid, metallic ball.

# Technology
Quantum consciousness, AI, and you: What happens when machines become sentient? However, the line between fiction and reality is blurring as advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning continue to accelerate. This raises a critical question: what are the risks of machine sentience for humanity?

Watch This Humanoid Robot Talk and Complete Tasks Thanks to OpenAI Tech: The startup Figure shows off how its partnership with OpenAI promises to make the company’s humanoid robots capable of having full conversations with people. How Figure 01 became a chatty robot in no time flat

The US Indicts 7 Chinese Nationals for Cyber Espionage in Major 14-Year Cyber Espionage Operation: The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) unsealed indictments against seven Chinese nationals for their involvement in a hacking group that targeted U.S. and foreign critics, journalists, businesses, and political officials for about 14 years.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2024-03-27

Voices, The Peoples News

March 27, 2024
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate

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# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Recalls
Melibe viridis is a carnivorous sea slug with a gelatinous vacuum cleaner for a head

All living things need love.. Video

# Archaeology / Anthropology
Mysterious ‘pyramid’ discovered in Antarctica beneath the ice: Amidst the frozen expanses of Antarctica, a remarkable discovery of a pyramid-like mountain has captivated the internet. While some have been quick to speculate on the involvement of aliens or ancient civilizations, experts reveal that these ice pyramids are entirely natural formations.

# Borders / Immigration / Migrants
From DACA to deportation to murder: Michigan the latest state hit by immigration enforcement lapse The murder, which in some ways mirrors a similar killing in Georgia last month, is likely to further fuel the inconsistent immigration enforcement policies of the Biden administration.

States copy Texas after Supreme Court permits local police to arrest and deport illegal immigrants: States concerned about the unresolved border crisis have taken matters into their own hands and are following Texas’s strategy to deter illegal immigrants from their jurisdictions by allowing local police to arrest and deport them.

Smuggling suspect knew of frigid cold before Indian family’s death on Canada border, prosecutors say: In a recent court document, an agent with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Patel has been refused a U.S. visa at least five times, including four at U.S. consulates in India and once at the U.S. consulate in Ottawa, Canada. He is in the U.S. illegally, the agent said.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders says illegal immigrants know they can walk into the US under Biden’s leadership: Huckabee Sanders was asked why people from across the globe, including China and the Middle East, are making their way to the southern border, to which she explained that the Biden administration has neglected border security.

Rubio: FBI Director ‘Confirmed To Me’ A Trafficking Network Exists That Smuggles ISIS-Linked People Into U.S: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said over the weekend that FBI Director Christopher Wray confirmed to him that a trafficking network exists that smuggles illegal aliens into the U.S. who have ties to ISIS.

NYC begins handing out migrants taxpayer-funded, pre-paid debit cards at Roosevelt Hotel shelter, with 450 people set to begin receiving up to ‘$18,200-a-year’ payout by the end of this week

Five individuals were arrested in Laredo, Hebbronville, and Falls City, Texas, last week for allegedly trafficking military grade firearms to a drug cartel in Mexico.

# Environment / Climate / Chemicals / Infrastructure Sinking Coastal Lands Will Exacerbate the Flooding from Sea Level Rise in 24 US Cities, New Research Shows: In the affected cities, as many as 500,000 people and one in every 35 properties could be impacted by the flooding, and communities of color face disproportionate effects.

The Worst Climate Disaster You Haven’t Heard Of Just Got More Deadly, And It’s Not Over Yet: When Mongolia’s extreme weather killed 700,000 livestock in 2018, it was a record. This year, that number is 5.2 million — and could soon quadruple.

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Technology Experts Warn of Toxins in GM Corn Amid US-Mexico Trade Dispute: “The Mexican government is both wise and on solid ground in refusing to allow its people to participate in the experiment that the U.S. government is seeking to impose.”

Unearthing the Treasure: Why Dandelion Roots are the Most Important Part of the Plant: Dandelion roots are abounding with antioxidants, including beta-carotene and polyphenols, which battle free extremists, lessening the gamble of chronic diseases and advancing in general prosperity.

# General News
The American Right’s Dictator Fan Club: From praise for Hitler and Mussolini to friendships with Putin and Orbán, open adoration for authoritarians is a defining feature of the American right.

The Swamp; or, Inside the Mind of Donald Trump: His orations about migrants are a pastiche of others’ golden oldies. Exhibit A: the lie that migrants are sent from prisons and mental institutions.

The Corrupt Trifecta of Yass, Trump, and Netanyahu: Yass’s payoffs to Trump are part of his efforts to destroy democracy in the U.S. and Israel, while helping China. In the past few days, we’ve learned that Donald Trump’s reversal on whether TikTok should be barred from the U.S. is mainly a payback to Trump mega-donor Jeff Yass, who owns 15 percent of TikTok’s Chinese parent company, ByteDance. But it gets so much worse.

Trump Is Turning the January 6 Coup Leaders Into Fascist Martyrs: Trump’s heroization of those who led the attack on the Capitol is eerily similar to tactics used by Hitler in 1923.

Trump’s tariff plan would cost families $1,500 a year, Democratic group finds: Former President Donald Trump’s idea to implement a 10% tariff on all imported goods would spike prices by as much as $1,500 annually for American families, according to a new analysis from a top Democrat-aligned group first shared with Semafor.

Trump Likely Couldn’t Get A Security Clearance. As President, He’d Get Access To Everything: Facing a massive civil judgment and four prosecutions, the former president would nevertheless be entrusted with state secrets if he takes back the White House.

# Gov / Politics / Global
Netanyahu has been spoiling for a fight with the US. He may not survive this one: The UN vote for a Gaza ceasefire shows Biden’s administration has finally lost patience with Israel’s leader. That could be crucial

Israel Remains Intent on Genocide Despite World Court Orders: After the ICJ told Israel not to commit genocide, it killed, wounded and denied aid to tens of thousands of Gazans. Israel is continuing its genocidal campaign against the Palestinians in Gaza and hindering humanitarian relief efforts despite specific orders from the International Court of Justice (ICJ), or the World Court, to refrain from these very actions.

Desperation and danger: Gaza’s aid crisis turns tragic with 12 Palestinians drowned in airdrop retrieval: Amidst a blockade and escalating starvation in Gaza, a misguided attempt to deliver aid results in unforeseen tragedy, spotlighting the dire need for secure and dignified humanitarian access.

# Gov / Politics
These GOP Activists Are Coming For An Unexpected Deep-Blue State: California conservatives are trying to get anti-trans measures on the ballot in November. It’s a long shot, but it still gives advocates reason to worry.

‘The House under GOP rule has become a hostile workplace’: ‘House GOP resignations send a very clear message’

Alabama Dem Wins Special Election on IVF, Abortion Rights: Democrat Marilyn Lands won a contentious special election for a state house seat in deep-red Alabama on Tuesday night, in a race that could signal the dominant role of abortion and in-vitro fertilization in elections across the country in 2024.

RFK Jr.’s Running Mate Is Young and Very Rich. That Worries Dems: No one’s heard of Nicole Shanahan, and few voters may hear a word she says. But her money is likely to do a whole lot of talking.

Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Rage at Mike Johnson Has Gone Nuclear. Why? With aid to Ukraine on the line, Greene’s escalating attacks on the House Speaker reveal just how ugly MAGA politics can really get.

How Biden Could Radically Alter the U.S.-Israel Relationship: That recent executive order on violent extremism in the West Bank is mostly a symbol so far. But it could be a lot more than that.

House Republicans announce bill that provides more military aid to Israel but leaves out Ukraine: House Republicans will move forward with a $17.6 billion package that provides military aid to Israel and replenish U.S. weapons, but leaves out more help for Ukraine, underscoring the challenges facing supporters of a comprehensive national security package that would also include billions of dollars for immigration enforcement.

The Biden Campaign Is Quietly Preparing a Trump Ambush https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://politicalwire.com/2024/03/27/biden-campaign-is-quietly-preparing-a-trump-ambush/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!2Flig0_T58BZFN5mHYxg3N9CM1SOM9vOBrscVnNXIJ3vPrudfwFTPfp6x4YRf8AQowAi7BB6MmImbPkfjlYHUM-y0A0viBru$

Rift between U.S. and Israel widens over U.N. Gaza cease-fire resolution: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the U.S. of changing its policy on the war in Gaza and canceled a planned visit of his top aides to Washington. Nick Schifrin reports on the latest developments.

We Must Break the Oligarchy’s Grip to End Economic Anxiety for So Many Americans: In our country, working-middle class and working-class people are feeling increasingly unsafe. We must face this fact, not hide from it.

# Law Enforcment
Hack of 251 Law Enforcement Websites Exposes Personal Data of 700,000 Cops: The BlueLeaks archive contains over 16 million rows of data, including emails, descriptions of alleged crimes, and detailed personal information.

# Legal / DOJ
Trump Wins Himself a Gag Order After Unhinged Attack on Judge’s Family: Donald Trump just keeps getting slammed in his hush-money trial in New York.

Ex-RNC Chair Says Trump Got ‘Special Treatment’ With Reduced Bond Requirement: “The NY Appeals Court has decided to give Trump more time to pay less money by reducing his bond from $454M to $175 and giving him 10 days to get the money,” he continued. “This makes absolutely no sense.”

Two Supreme Court Justices Favor Zombie Law From 1873 to Ban Abortion: Justices Alito and Thomas just lent credibility to the Christian right’s attempt to revive the Comstock Act.

Comstock Act of 1873: Anthony Comstock, head of the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice, had shown members of Congress illustrations that he considered obscene and urged legislators to pass the measure to prevent crime and corruption of children.

# Media
Pro-Trump Network Newsmax Secured a Ton of Cash From Qatar—For a Price: A Qatari royal invested a boatload of money into the conservative media company Newsmax, according to a new report.

# Medical / General News
If Supreme Court Restricts Abortion Pills, Birth Control Could Be Next: Republicans across the country have blocked Democratic efforts to codify the right to use contraception. Republicans across the country are thwarting efforts by Democrats to enshrine the right to use birth control and other methods of contraception.

The Supreme Court Probably Won’t Ban the Abortion Pill: But they might give anti-abortion activists a whole lot of ideas for what to do next. Even some of the court’s conservative members seemed skeptical that the anti-abortion plaintiffs had legal standing to challenge the Food and Drug Administration’s regulations of the drug.

Docs Decry ICU Closure; Outpatient Facility Fees; Hospitals Eye Sports Centers: In Minnesota, Allina Health plans to eliminate intensive care at their Unity Hospital campus and will transfer patients to their Mercy Hospital campus 9 miles away. The changes sparked a public dispute between Allina leadership and hospital staff, including recently unionized doctors, nurses, and other workers.

The GOP is ramping up their attacks on abortion rights and bodily autonomy—and they have their eye on a national abortion ban. Donald Trump has said he’d support one as president.1 Republican candidates are also backing one—and you can be sure that if they win the Senate, they’ll do away with the filibuster and send a national abortion ban straight to Trump’s desk

Researcher proposes a new definition of a human embryo from a legal perspective: “The paper proposes an alternative view in which any cell structure that has the capacity to develop and give rise to a human being should be regarded as an embryo, and that this capacity should be the cornerstone on which the definition is built, as is already the case in some countries

Greedy US hospitals add billions in ‘facility fees’ to medical bills: Once an annoyance, the fees are now pervasive, and in some places they are becoming nearly impossible to avoid, data compiled for The Wall Street Journal show.

# Medical Science / Technology
Scientists Find Powerful, Unexplained Signals in The Brain’s White Matter: In their latest paper, published Oct. 12 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers report when people who are having their brains scanned by fMRI perform a task, like wiggling their fingers, BOLD signals increase in white matter throughout the brain.

# Military / DOD
B-52s deploy to Diego Garcia in Indian Ocean on deterrence mission: Two Louisiana-based B-52 bombers deployed Friday to Naval Support Facility Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean as part of a mission to enhance readiness and sustain deterrence.

Creating a ‘kill web’: Army brings other services, allies together to test new tech for a major fight: The experiment, known as Project Convergence, was the largest effort yet to pull the services together under a single command and control apparatus to choose the best weapon in the Pentagon’s arsenal to destroy a target quickly.

# Military / Global
Russia launched the Zircon Hypersonic Cruise Missile in an attack on the Ukraine for its first use in the nearly two-year-old war: The government-run Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise said in a Telegram post that debris recovered after a February 7 attack on the Ukrainian capital pointed to the use of a Zircon hypersonic cruise missile by the Russian military.

# Nuclear
Here’s How Nuclear War Could “Destroy Civilization” in Just a Few Hours: And why Putin and Trump present major danger to the United States’ nuclear paradigm.

# Pharmaceuticals / Drugs
Network of Right-Wing Health Care Providers Is Making Millions Off Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin, Hacked Data Reveals: A year and a half into the Covid-19 pandemic, I received hacked data about the anti-vax group America’s Frontline Doctors.

# Security
US Under Fire for Downplaying Security Council Resolution as ‘Nonbinding’: One expert accused the U.S. of working to “undermine and sabotage the U.N. Security Council, the ‘rules-based order,’ and international law.” Biden administration officials attempted to downplay the significance of a newly passed United Nations Security Council resolution, drawing ire from human rights advocates who said the U.S. is undercutting international law and stonewalling attempts to bring Israel’s devastating military assault on Gaza to an end

# Space / NASA / UFO Disclosure / Other Local NASA Facility to Launch Rockets during 2024 Solar Eclipse for Ionosphere Study: The Atmospheric Perturbations around Eclipse Path (APEP) sounding rockets will launch from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia to study the disturbances in the ionosphere created when the Moon eclipses the Sun.

# Technology
How Hackers Are Using AI To Steal Your Bank Account Password: The new AI cyberattack employs an acoustic Side Channel Attack (SCA). An SCA is an attack enabled by leakage of information from a physical computer system. The “acoustic” SCA listens to keystrokes through a computer’s microphone to guess a password with 95% accuracy.

Researchers uncover new security threat against routers and smart devices: A hacking campaign infected more than 6,000 Asus routers in less than 72 hours this month, according to a report from communications provider Lumen Technologies out Tuesday.

Americans caught up in Chinese hacking plot: Seven men allegedly sent over 10,000 “malicious emails, impacting thousands of victims, across multiple continents”, in what the justice department called a “prolific global hacking operation” backed by China’s government. “Today’s announcement exposes China’s continuous and brash efforts to undermine our nation’s cybersecurity and target Americans and our innovation,” FBI Director Christopher Wray said.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2024-03-25

Voices, The Peoples News

March 25, 2024
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate

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# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Recalls
Massive 6-gill Shark at 3,300 feet depth: Researchers Catch Footage of ‘Monster’ Deep Sea Sixgill Shark in Exuma: Scientists from the Florida Program for Shark Research got more than they bargained for when they recently encountered a ‘monster’ shark that was bigger than their submarine. The shark was a bluntnose sixgill, an ancient species that can grow over 16 feet long and weigh more than a ton.

Diver Captures Stunningly Rare Deep Sea Creature In Otherworldly Footage: Scuba-diving instructor Frida Yolotzin captured footage of this rare deep-sea creature while diving off the coast of Mexico near Cozumel. The divers were performing a “blackwater dive,” meaning they were in complete darkness except for light from floodlights suspended in the water. Frida caught a glimpse of rainbow shimmer and captured the following fantastic footage.

Divers Captured What No One Was Supposed To See: The sea is filled with countless mysteries and endless breath-taking discoveries. We’ve got things that look like what you’d get if you somehow managed to cross a piranha and a whale, jellyfishes that could have been from the dinosaur ages. What about some dragon-looking creatures found swimming harmlessly past some divers? Or those that actually grab divers that get too close to for comfort

# Archaeology / Anthropology
Archaeologists Make Incredible 7,000-Year-Old Discovery at Bottom of Mediterranean: Five canoes estimated to be roughly 7,000 years old were found at the bottom of Lake Braccianno within the prehistoric coastal settlement La Marmotta, which is now underwater. Researchers came across the vessels while conducting ongoing excavations at the site. PLOS One and Live Science reported the magnificent find.

Akkadian Empire: The World’s First Recorded Empire? Akkad was the seat of the Akkadian Empire (2334-2218 BCE), the first multi-national political entity in the world, founded by Sargon the Great (r. 2334-2279
BCE) who unified Mesopotamia under his rule and set the model for later Mesopotamian kings to follow or attempt to surpass.

A Monumental Prehistoric Discovery In Siberia Rewrites Human History, Scientists Say: Researchers report dating of the world’s oldest known fort in Siberia to 8,000 years ago, shifting conceptions of what foraging societies were like. Despite their age, the settlements are by no means basic, consisting of roughly 20 houses dug into the ground to protect from sometimes-frigid temperatures, and fortified with stakes and trenches.

9 Terrifying Discoveries That Left Archaeologists Stunned: Archaeologists piece history together with the sites and artifacts that they uncover. Even a simple artifact like a stone tool can provide enough information on how early people lived. Sometimes, however, archaeologists make gruesome discoveries that force us to face death and the evils of humanity. Here are 7 of the creepiest archaeological discoveries.

Unraveling the Mysteries of Mount Liko; A Hidden World in Africa: Atop Mount Lico in northern Mozambique is a site that few have had the pleasure of seeing – a hidden rainforest, protected by a steep circle of rock.

# Borders / Immigration / Migrants
Border Patrol chief admits national security threat as terrorists may be among migrants illegally crossing border: US Border Patrol chief Jason Owens said the migrant crisis has become a serious “national security threat” as terrorists may be slipping across the border and smugglers “dictate” the flow into the US. Under the Biden administration, the US has endured record levels of migrants pouring across the southern border, including thousands who claim asylum and are then released into the country.

All Senate Dems vote against barring taxpayer funds to fly illegal migrants to US towns: Senate Democrats banded together to ensure Biden can continue resettlement of unlimited numbers of illegal immigrants in all 50 states at taxpayer expense. Taxpayer funds from being used to secretly fly illegal aliens from other nations directly into states across the country for resettlement.

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador threatened that the “flow” of illegal immigrants into the United States “will continue” unless President Joe Biden’s administration agrees to his demands for the U.S. to provide billions of dollars to Latin American countries, remove sanctions on Venezuela, end the embargo of Cuba, and grant work visas to millions of illegal immigrants inside the U.S.

Marjorie Taylor Greene Rages Over Mexico’s Migrant Plan: ‘This Is a War’: “The President of Mexico says they will keep invading our country until we pay the bribe. This is a war. He is basically saying either we meet his demands or the invasion continues,” Greene said.

Man Admits Smuggling People Through Sewer Pipes Between Mexico and the U.S:  U.S. Border Patrol agents observed Campos directing the individuals from Mexico into the United States through the pipes about two miles west of the San Ysidro Port of Entry during heavy rains.

The Supreme Court Just Stepped Into Our Country’s Most Fundamental Minefield: On March 19, the Supreme Court of the United States, Leonard Leo proprietor, issued a ruling regarding a Texas immigration law that arrogated to the state the power to enforce immigration law, which by statute and custom is a federal responsibility.

New bill allows AZ ranchers to shoot border crossers: Has it come to this?  A bill that would allow ranchers to kill trespassing migrants has passed the Arizona House. This, from the party that calls itself pro life.

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
Social Security Commissioner Pledges Major Reforms: How It Affects Our Local Seniors and Disabled Workers: In an interview with KFF Health News, SSA Commissioner Martin O’Malley said that in the coming days he would propose changes to help people avoid crushing debts that have driven some into homelessness and caused financial hardships for the nation’s most vulnerable — the poorest of the poor and people with disabilities or persistent medical conditions or who are at least age 65.

# Environment / Climate / Chemicals / Infrastructure Saltwater floods community and poisons one of the most fertile areas on Earth: ‘Affecting the lives of over 100,000 families’: Coastal cities worldwide have already begun bracing themselves for rising sea levels

# General Recalls / Alerts
Recall alert: 38K Jeeps, Rams, others recalled; air bags may not deploy because of weld: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced the recall of more than 38,000 Jeeps, Rams and Voyagers because a weld may not have been done correctly, preventing the air bag from deploying. The NHTSA said that the recall covers the following SUVs and trucks: 2023-2024 model year. Ram 1500.

# Gov / Politics
The Machine Crumbles: Andy Kim has not only pulled off a major upset. He may have transformed the political culture of an entire state. Andy Kim is battling Tammy Murphy and the machine in the race to replace Sen. Bob Menendez. There’s Jersey drama every weekend. Was this just your basic weekend in Jersey politics, the state’s mind-blowing political aesthetic on full display? Or was change actually afoot?

Happy Easter! Marjorie Taylor Greene is now declaring war with Mexico: Marjorie Taylor Greene has announced she’s drafting a “declaration of war” against Mexican drug cartels. Speaking with Charlie Kirk, the founder of the student conservative group Turning Point USA, on Real America’s Voice on Thursday, the Georgia Republican complained of the “billions and billions” of American dollars going to help Ukraine fight Russia’s invasion instead of defending the U.S.-Mexico border.

Biden Admin Crosses Israel’s Red Line: President Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu laid out contradictory “red lines” about the war in Gaza in recent days that could put them on a collision course if Israel invades Rafah in southern Gaza in the next few weeks, three U.S.
officials told Axios.

# Juvenile / Children / Youth
Boys, ages 12, 7, accused of stabbing 59-year-old woman in Harris County, Texas: Police believe the woman in her 50s was stabbed by two kids who immediately fled the scene. The woman was in critical condition over the weekend but recovering Monday, police said. A 7-year-old also allegedly involved was not charged, as the minimum age for criminal charges is 10-years-old in Texas. Police said Child Protective Services was notified and the investigation is ongoing.

# Legal / DOJ
Donald Trump Shares Jesus Comparison While in Court: Donald Trump is comparing himself to Jesus Christ in one of his most bizarre social media posts yet. The disgraced former President has posted an extract from the Bible referring to Easter. It comes as Trump was attending a hearing in Manhattan for his ‘hush money’ case, which had been delayed. But now Judge Juan Merchan has ordered him to appear back in court on April 15 for his scheduled Stormy Daniels hush money trial in New York, as his legal team failed to obtain the delay they were looking for.

Donald Trump has been indicted by a Manhattan grand jury, a historic reckoning after years of investigations into his personal, political and business dealings and an abrupt jolt to his bid to retake the White House. The exact nature of the charges was unclear Friday because the indictment remained under seal, but they stem from payments made during the 2016 presidential campaign to silence claims of an extramarital sexual encounter.

Major hearing tomorrow in Trump hush-money case could bring further delays and even sanctions Trump’s lawyers are alleging that Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg didn’t meet their discovery obligations and are demanding the judge toss the entire indictment or impose sanctions.

Trump decries ‘witch hunt’ as he appears in NY court for hush money case: The hearing today comes as Bragg’s case faces a delay. Last week, federal prosecutors began turning over hundreds of thousands of pages of documents to Trump’s defense team, prompting calls to postpone the start of the trial so there would be time to review new evidence.

Appeals court has lowered Trump’s bond in civil fraud case to $175 million: A New York appeals court has reduced the amount former President Trump must post as bond from nearly half a billion dollars to $175 million. It also gave him 10 more days to post it to meet the civil fraud judgment.

# Military / DOD
Did the US just get lured into war with the Houthis?  U.S. President Joe Biden’s blistering strikes on Yemen followed weeks of warnings to the Houthis to stop attacking Red Sea shipping – or else. Yet the Houthis continued firing drones and missiles, seemingly goading the United States to follow through on its threats. That has raised a question for some experts: Did the Houthis want a war with America? And if so, why? Gerald Feierstein, a former U.S. ambassador to Yemen, is among those who think the United States has given the Houthis exactly what they wanted: a fight.

# Military / Global
Houthis Threaten Saudi Arabia Over U.S. Military Actions: “We have sent a message to Saudi Arabia that it will be a target if it allows American fighter jets to use its territory or airspace in their aggression on Yemen,” Mohammed Ali Al-Houthi, a member of the Houthis’ Supreme Political Council, said in an interview with Al-Masirah TV.

Houthis warn Saudi Arabia ‘it would be a target’ if it backs US-UK strikes The Houthi warning comes amid increased attacks against vessels in the Red Sea claimed by the Iran-backed group in support of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Why Saudi Arabia Is Staying on the Sidelines in the Red Sea Conflict After years of war with the Houthis, Riyadh is seeking to ensure its security above all else—but peace talks are precarious, and the plan could backfire.

# Social
Brutally violent Mexican cartel draining Americans’ life savings in complex timeshare scam: A Mexican drug cartel known for gruesome public slaughtering drained $40 million from Americans, and stole many elderly victims’ life savings without a drop of blood in 2022, according to FBI stats.

# Technology
Federal Program That Provides Internet Access For Millions To Be Canceled: Supporters are worried political will is lacking while Congress is locked in a spending fight. More than 20 million low-income households are at risk of being priced out of internet access unless Congress can reach agreement on funding for a program that provides internet service discounts.

Google was ordered to identify people who watched certain YouTube videos: Police investigating suspected Bitcoin money laundering wanted info on viewers of certain tutorial videos viewed over 30,000 times, Forbes reported.

# Technology / Global
Iranian TA450 Group Tries Out New Tactics on Israelis: Iran-aligned threat actor TA450, also called MuddyWater, is using fake salary, compensation and financial incentive emails to trick Israeli employees at multinational organizations into clicking malicious links, according to researchers at security firm Proofpoint.

# Transportation
You’ll Soon Need This Card If You’re An American Hoping To Fly Anywhere In The United States:  If you’re going to fly in the U.S. after May 7th, 2025, you’re going to need a REAL ID.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2024-03-23

Voices, The Peoples News

March 23, 2024
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# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Recalls
Photographer reveals ‘most compelling pictures yet’ of ‘Loch Ness Monster’ – having kept them secret for five years after fearing public ridicule

Deep-Sea Ghost Shark filmed alive for first time; pointy-nosed blue chimaera: The pointy-nosed blue chimaera, or ghost shark, was filmed alive for the first time ever off the coasts of Hawaii and California. The deep-sea fish was previously known only from specimens caught in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.

# Borders / Immigration / Migrants
Mexico fears discrimination, strained US relations under new Texas immigration law: “Mexico is deeply concerned that S.B. 4 will be applied in a discriminatory manner and fears that its enforcement will lead to improper harassment, detention, removal, and criminalization of Mexican citizens and individuals of Latino appearance,” the document said.

Feds apprehended record number of criminal noncitizens in fiscal 2023: In fiscal 2023, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers apprehended nearly 50,000 criminal noncitizens; Customs and Immigration Enforcement and Removal Operation (ERO) agents made 170,590 administrative arrests; and Homeland Security Investigations agents made over 33,000 criminal arrests nationwide.

Biden DHS pressed for answers on 386,000 immigrants flown directly into US cities: DHS provided figures to the Washington Examiner on Friday that revealed 386,000 Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans had arrived in the U.S. under this parole process as a result of using the CBP One app to request initial admission through February 2024. The Biden Administration has admitted to flying as many as 320,000 illegal immigrants on secret flights into the U.S., in an effort to decrease the number of illegal immigrant encounters at the Southern Border.

# Corporations / Industry
Chrysler parent Stellantis laying off 400 salaried U.S. workers due to ‘unprecedented uncertainties’: The parent company of Chrysler says the move, effective March 31, will affect 2% of its U.S. engineering, technology and software divisions, or roughly 400 workers. Stellantis says the layoffs are aimed at keeping the company focused as the auto industry faces “heightened competitive pressures” globally.

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
New Monoclonal Authorized to Prevent COVID in Immunocompromised People: The FDA issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for pemivibart (Pemgarda)opens in a new tab or window as COVID-19 pre-exposure prophylaxis in immunocompromised individuals who are unlikely to mount a sufficient immune response following vaccination, the agency announced on Friday.

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
Trump tax: Donald gets first cut of RNC cash with new fundraising agreement: Under Trump’s joint financing agreement, donations are directed to the Trump campaign or the Save America PAC, which helps pay for Trump’s legal bills, before the RNC gets a cut of the money.

Treasury’s Yellen says funding bill allows lending of $21 billion to IMF trust: Yellen stressed that this funding would position the United States as the principal supporter of the IMF’s Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust (PRGT).

# Education / Schools
Senate committee approves using taxpayer dollars for private school tuition: The Louisiana Senate Education Committee has approved legislation that will one day allow every family to apply for state dollars to pay for private school tuition or other education-related expenses.

Israel Has Formed a Task Force to Carry Out Covert Campaigns at US Universities: A major Israeli news site says Israel’s foreign affairs and diaspora affairs ministries are behind the operation. According to the plan, the inter-ministerial task force will carry out “naming and shaming” by “publicizing the names of those generating antisemitism on campuses — both students and faculty and impacting the employment of those identified as the perpetrators of antisemitism.”

Washington University Students Vote to Divest From Boeing Amid Gaza Genocide: Reviving a legacy of campus war resistance, the adopted resolution demands the university demilitarize and democratize. The resolution directs the university to sever its close ties with the company manufacturing the very bombs that are falling on Palestinians in Rafah, Nuseirat and Gaza City. One of the clauses notes Boeing is also a top 10 polluter of air, water and land, and poses chronic risks to human health.

# Employment / Labor
Florida Blocks Passage of Statewide Heat Standards for Outdoor Workers: Florida legislators dealt a blow to outdoor workers this month by passing a law that bans local governments from implementing heat standards. Starting July 1, it will be illegal for local governments to pass health and safety measures for outdoor workers in extreme heat. The decision comes after Florida experienced its hottest summer on record.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Fracking Petrochemicals Are Killing Us, a New Report Warns in the New England Journal of Medicine: Mounting evidence links petrochemicals to the rapidly rising prevalence of a slew of chronic and deadly conditions, a report in the New England Journal of Medicine warned earlier this month. It’s well known that fossil fuels are the primary driver of climate change. A dirty secret is that they’re also the source of toxic chemicals linked to rising rates of chronic and deadly diseases.

To Stop the Mountain Valley Pipeline, a Young Activist Spends 36 Hours Inside it: Two seniors also locked themselves to a derelict car to block workers. The actions marked the end of an escalated week of pipeline opposition, including nine arrests.

# Environment / Climate / Chemicals / Infrastructure / Global Nearly 2,000 Earthquakes Shake Canada’s Vancouver Island In One Day; Hint At Birth of New Ocean Crust: Almost 2,000 earthquakes rocked a spot off the coast of Canada in a single day earlier this month, which could be a sign that new oceanic crust is about to be birthed via a deep sea magmatic rupture. The quakes aren’t any threat to people. They’re relatively small

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Technology Dates printed on your food aren’t about expiration; What they really mean: That date does not signify when the product has expired, the Food and Drug Administration explains. The FDA only requires a “use by” date on infant formula — this is to ensure “the formula contains not less than the quantity of each nutrient as described on the label,” the U.S. Department of Agriculture explains.

Study suggests millions at risk using high arsenic water for cooking: Research from academics at the Institute for Sustainable Food at the University of Sheffield found countries that do not adhere to the current World Health Organization (WHO) recommended limits on the levels of arsenic in water are putting around 32% of the global population, particularly those from low and middle-income countries, at risk of serious health issues.

First Genetically Modified Strawberries to Hit Stores Soon: The first commercially available, genetically modified strawberries are expected to be launched within a few years. For more reporting from the Associated Press, see below. U.S. growers produced $2.2 billion in strawberries in 2020, mostly in California, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Don’t Eat The Forbidden Pink Berries (Because They’re Made Of Bacteria): What you’re looking at here are bacteria, and though these structures might be called “pink berries”, we can assure you that you they do not make a tasty snack. But while they definitely belong on the list of scientific oddities that you should not eat, pink berries are still a fascinating microbial phenomenon.

CRISPRed Pigs: Precision Porcine Gene Editing Combats PRRS Virus Threat: Scientists are seeking FDA approval to bring the edited pigs to market.

‘Dirty Dozen’ Guide Shows 95% of These Fruits and Veggies Tested Positive for Pesticides: This year, EWG scientists found that four out of five of the most frequently detected pesticides on the produce were fungicides that could have serious health impacts. This year, EWG looked at results from 47,510 samples of 46 fruits and vegetables. 2024’s Dirty Dozen list is similar to previous years, with strawberries, spinach, and a trio of hearty greens—kale, collard greens, and mustard greens—once again taking the top three spots.

# Gov / Politics / Global
Ukraine war: Russia’s Baltic neighbours to create massive border defences as Trump continues undermining Nato: Amid growing security concerns, the defence ministers in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia also agreed in January to set up a common Baltic defence zone on their borders with Russia and Belarus. This would consist of building physical defensive structures such as bunkers.

Report: Houthis Made Political Deal with Russia and China for Safe Passage: For the second time this year, it is being reported that the Houthi militants in Yemen are promising safe passage for vessels associated with Russia and China while the group continues its daily assaults on shipping in the Red Sea and Gulf of Oman.

Israel’s war on Gaza updates: Rafah next target, says Israel: Israeli defence minister Gallant says Rafah, where tens of thousands of Palestinians have fled to escape violence, is Israeli army’s next target for ground assault.

# Gov / Politics
Senate Bill 8, which is now law, favors tyranny over justice: The new law, which took effect on Thursday, gives only the governor – not an independent board – the power to hand-pick the State Public Defender to run Louisiana’s public-defense system.

A classified briefing on TikTok scared senators; But they’re in no rush to crack down on it: It’s not exactly clear what U.S. intelligence officials told senators about TikTok in a classified briefing, but whatever it was, it’s freaking out lawmakers. Senators of both parties who attended the meeting on Capitol Hill emerged convinced that TikTok’s Chinese parent company poses a serious threat to American national security.

Trump’s Truth Social Is Going Public: Donald Trump could make over $3 billion once the right-wing social network is publicly traded. Former President Donald Trump Wednesday said he would launch a new social media platform after being shut out of major sites like Facebook and Twitter, but the announcement itself was short on specifics and did little to explain what users might or might not expect.

Election Workers Are Bracing for Another Barrage of Trump Threats: From frivolous records requests to outright harassment, democracy’s administrators are facing “death by a thousand cuts,” says one voting rights advocate: “The problem is that, in aggregate, it really starts to tear at the fabric of our election system.”

Granger Steps Down From Appropriations as Gallagher Resigns From House: Serving in the House seems to be losing its appeal, at least for some Republicans. Rep. Mike Gallagher, a Republican from Wisconsin, announced Friday that he will resign before the end of his term, further reducing the GOP’s already slim majority in the lower chamber.

Martyrs to the MAGA cause: Trump follows Hitler’s steps with glorification of Jan. 6: Making martyrs out of red hat rioters is a well laid out plan. He is an instinctive autocrat and he’s got a few people around him who do understand the power of fascist imagery. Contrary to popular belief, much of the most outrageous rhetoric Trump spews at his rallies isn’t off the cuff, it’s scripted.

It happened again: These 20 House members, mostly Republican, voted against millions in funding for their own districts: 20 House members, mostly Republican, voted against federal funding for their districts. It shows the limits of the “earmark” process, which aims to incentivize lawmakers to vote for bills. “When I cast a vote on a bill, it has to be reflective of my core principles,” said one Republican.

House GOP ‘Imploding’ as Gallagher Resigns and Greene Moves to Oust Speaker: “House Republicans had a bad day,” said one reporter, listing challenges and changes to leadership as a government shutdown looms.

Former US Diplomat Says ‘Collaboration’ in Gaza Genocide Could Make Biden ‘Target of Prosecution’: “It is evident that making Gaza uninhabitable is a feature, not a bug in this operation,” wrote former State Department adviser Barnett Rubin.

Budget Proposal Shows GOP ‘Is the Party of Cutting Social Security and Medicare’: “Trump has tried to walk back his support for Social Security and Medicare cuts,” said the head of Social Security Works. “This budget is one of many reasons why no one should believe him.”

# Medical / General News
GP’s told to ‘cut back’ on prescribing common medicines – the 35 conditions affected: The money-saving policy, first introduced in 2018, was drawn up to limit NHS spending on drugs for which there is “limited”  evidence they worked. This includes probiotics, headlice treatment and drugs for conditions that clear up on their own with some “self-care”, such as sore throats, conjunctivitis and mild cystitis.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued new guidance for clinicians on how and when to prescribe opioids for pain. Released Thursday, this revamps the agency’s 2016 recommendations which some doctors and patients have criticized for promoting a culture of austerity around opioids.

Paralyzed stomachs, gallbladder removal and more: Lawsuits pile up against makers of diabetes, weight loss drugs Ozempic, Wegovy. A series of hefty lawsuits are barreling ahead throughout the United States from a wide array of people who claim Novo Nordisk and Eli Lily, makers of diabetes and weight loss drugs like Ozempic, Wegovy and others, failed to warn them about potentially dangerous side effects and risks

Nvidia Announces AI-Powered “Agents” to Replace Nurses in Hospitals: Because we live in a dystopian healthcare hell, AI chip manufacturer Nvidia has announced a partnership with an AI venture called Hippocratic AI to replace nurses with freaky AI “agents.”

New CDC Data Reveals ‘National Embarrassment’ of For-Profit Healthcare: “Our leaders must act to kick insurance companies to the curb and enact Medicare for All now,” said one advocate. The United States is the only developed nation in the world without guaranteed universal healthcare. “We must keep making the point that profit-driven healthcare is not only worse for patients—it’s a national embarrassment,” Kemp added.

80% of House Republicans support plan to cut Social Security, ban abortion, and restrict IVF: A group made up of 176 House Republicans released a new budget proposal on Wednesday that calls for raising the Social Security retirement age, restructuring Medicare, severely restricting reproductive freedom, and more.

Scientists make disturbing discovery while studying West Nile virus: ‘A critical public health challenge’: The findings exemplified how studying environmental conditions can help better understand certain airborne viruses.

Inside the Struggle to Protect and Defend IVF: A majority of Americans think IVF should be legal, but Republicans currently control the House, so Democrats have been unable to pass protections. Meanwhile, GOP lawmakers have been scrambling to message since the fall of Roe, which they endorsed, cleared the path for these very restrictions on reproductive rights.

Study Shows Feasibility, Safety of Omitting Axillary Surgery in Early Breast Cancer: “Surgical removal of axillary nodes can be safely omitted in about 80% of patients treated with primary systemic therapy.” Investigators intend to continue collecting outcomes data for the patients over a longer follow-up period.

# Medical Science / Technology
Legislation could make ‘exoskeleton’ walking suits more accessible to veterans with spinal cord injuries: The STAND Act would mandate annual physicals for paralyzed veterans that would include assessments to receive the exoskeleton, which has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. “In my view, this bill is critical to codify what the VA already should be doing at annual medical assessments for veterans.

# Military / DOD
The USAF Was Left Scrambling When Its Top-Secret Stealth Aircraft Crashed In a California Forest:

# Military / Global
Russia arrests suspected gunmen as concert death toll soars to 143: Militant Islamist group Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack. The FSB security service said “all four terrorists” had been arrested while heading to the Ukrainian border, and that they had contacts in Ukraine. It said they were being transferred to Moscow.

Militants Attack Government Building at China’s Port of Gwadar: At about 1600 hours Wednesday, a suicide bomber blew up a car bomb near the Gwadar Port Authority building, a local police official told AP. Militants armed with guns and hand grenades attacked just after. Two security officers were killed, and all eight militants died in the exchange of fire.

# Pharmaceuticals / Drugs
Thousands of pounds of meth smuggled across border in vegetable shipments: Mexican cartels for decades have devised creative ways to smuggle narcotics and other contraband across the southern U.S., including using produce, law enforcement officials say. This month, in one week, thousands of pounds of meth were seized hidden in shipments of peppers, tomatillos and carrots

The Cross-Border Collaboration That Led to Record-Breaking Meth Bust and Big Arrests in North Dakota: A Winnipeg, Canada, truck driver has been charged in a Manitoba court with attempting to smuggle large quantities of methamphetamine through the Boissevain, Canada, (Dunseith) port of entry at the Manitoba-North Dakota border.

# Technology
Cyber Attacks Shutting Down 1 in 4 Industrial Operations: According to the report, “Almost 70% of industrial organizations have experienced a cyberattack in the past year, and 1 out of 4 experienced a shutdown of operations as a result.” The report also noted that IT is the primary vector for attacks, with “72% of attacks targeting the OT originating there.”

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2024-03-22

Voices, The Peoples News

March 22, 2024
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate

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# Archaeology / Anthropology
Scientists Have Discovered an Underwater Ancient Island Paradise in the South Atlantic Ocean: Research conducted by scientists from the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil has revealed that the Rio Grande Rise (RGR), a submerged basaltic plateau and series of seamounts in the South Atlantic Ocean, approximately 1,200 km away from the Brazilian coast, was once a giant tropical island. This island, teeming with minerals and lush vegetation, dates back to sediment formations between 45 million and 40 million years ago.

2,000-year-old carvings of celestial bodies and animals discovered on rocky cliffs in Brazil: Archaeologists identified 16 sites with representations of human footprints, animals and celestial bodies.

# Borders / Immigration / Migrants
Over 100 migrants break through razor wire, knock down guards as they illegally cross El Paso border in wild scene: A group of over 100 migrants attempting to enter the US illegally rushed a border wall Thursday, breaking through razor wire and knocking over guards in the process.

200K immigrants escaped deportation after DHS failed to file paperwork – TRAC: Since President Biden has been in office, immigration judges have thrown out approximately 200,000 deportation cases because the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) did not file the required “Notice to Appear” (NTA) by the time of the scheduled hearing, according to a report published Wednesday.

Illegal immigrant charged in double stabbing in Missouri: An illegal immigrant has been charged in a double stabbing incident in O’Fallon, Missouri. A second person intervened and was also stabbed in the back. The injuries are considered non life threatening. Homeland Security issued a detainer on Barrera, recognizing him as undocumented, and having entered through Eagle Pass, Texas.

TikToker tells illegal immigrants how to ‘invade’ American homes and invoke squatter’s rights: A migrant TikToker with a strong online following is offering tips on how to “invade” unoccupied homes and invoke squatter’s. Venezuelan national Leonel Moreno said in a recent video that under U.S. law, “if a house is not inhabited, we can seize it.”

Three US citizens arrested over people smuggling attempts at US-Mexico border: Customs and Border Protection said fake birth certificates and passports were presented to officers https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-women-people-smuggling-mexico-border-b2516005.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1nbH76gv5fIxj-konaJmMoYXnDyGLHUBCBNhyClFzjiF1dLP8fKB1c_Qx1WqEhgFAsmn3nk6NFgOpmzn-NyGv78bN_4NIV4S$

SB4 will place migrants in the hands of smugglers, asylum-seeker says https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.kxan.com/video/sb4-will-place-migrants-in-the-hands-of-smugglers-asylum-seeker-says/9530909/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1nbH76gv5fIxj-konaJmMoYXnDyGLHUBCBNhyClFzjiF1dLP8fKB1c_Qx1WqEhgFAsmn3nk6NFgOpmzn-NyGv78bN1H9U-hJ$

‘Do Not Be Afraid’: Hundreds march in solidarity with migrants, protest of SB4: The El Paso-based Hope Border Institute said SB4 will have “grave consequences,” adding that it “will unequivocally create an environment of fear and distrust in local Texas communities, erode welcoming efforts, and legitimize racial profiling.”

# Corporations / Industry
People ‘horrified’ after learning ‘disgusting’ way bottled water is actually made: A new study says that each litre of bottled water has nearly 250,000 tiny bits of plastic in it. Scientists from Columbia and Rutgers University in the US tested three popular bottled water brands. They found between 110,000 and 400,000 bits of plastic per litre, with an average of about 240,000.

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
Social Security Makes Announcement on Overpayments: The Social Security Administration (SSA) is proposing a major change to reduce the amount of incorrect payments made to beneficiaries. The SSA has requested that payroll data from employers be exchanged with the government department to reduce the reliance on self reporting from those who can access SSA payment programs such as Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments.

Social Security commissioner vows to end ‘clawback cruelty’ with new plan for benefit overpayments: During the Senate hearing, O’Malley introduced a new four-part plan to change how the Social Security handles overpayment issues. Starting Monday, March 25, the agency will no longer intercept 100% of a beneficiaries’ monthly benefits if they do not respond to a repayment notice, he said.

Republican Study Committee Budget Includes Social Security Benefit Cuts: “The Republican Study Committee budget shows what Republicans value,” Biden said. “This extreme budget will cut Medicare, Social Security, and the Affordable Care Act. It endorses a national abortion ban.” The current eligibility age for full Social Security benefits is 67 for anyone born after 1959.

# Employment / Labor
Angry shoppers are boycotting Tyson Foods products as the $53-million meat firm shutters plants in Iowa and elsewhere while hiring thousands of asylum seekers at job fairs in New York: The boycott underscores fears that Americans are losing jobs to economic migrants from overseas, who drive down blue collar wages. Data from US Bureau of Labor Statistics show that between July and August 2023, there was a staggering decrease of 1.2 million native-born people in the workforce.

A Massive Company Now Announces Unexpected Layoffs in Arkansas: Tyson Foods, the $53 billion meat industry giant headquartered in Arkansas, is facing calls for a boycott amid accusations that it is closing U.S. factories while actively recruiting asylum seekers to fill jobs.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Fracking FERC gains potential ally in Republican legislative proposals: GOP legislators push for bolstered FERC authority to promote fossil fuels. Recent Republican energy bills propose enhancing FERC’s authority to counteract President Biden’s climate policies. The proposed legislation focuses on expediting fossil fuel projects like LNG exports and pipelines, limiting EPA and DOE’s influence.

Oil industry leaders challenge the shift from fossil fuels at Texas summit: At a major industry conference in Houston, top executives from the world’s leading oil and gas companies have voiced strong opposition to the rapid transition to clean energy, arguing for a continued investment in fossil fuels.

Oil companies’ emissions may lead to extensive heat fatalities:  emissions from leading oil companies are on track to cause millions of heat-related deaths by 2100. Matthew Taylor reports for The Guardian. In short: A Global Witness study indicates burning fossil fuels by major companies could result in 11.5 million heat deaths by 2100.

Texas Lawmaker Seeks to Improve Texas’ Power Capacity by Joining Regional Grid and Agreeing to Federal Oversight: Now, freshman U.S. Rep. Greg Casar, a former a labor organizer, Austin City Council standout and rising progressive star in Texas, has introduced legislation that would establish power connections across state borders that he said would prevent climate-related blackouts as well as aid the transition to clean energy

GOP senators blast Biden’s proposed $110 billion tax hikes on oil, gas and coal: Two dozen Republican U.S. senators are pushing back against the Biden administration’s plan to increase taxes on the U.S. oil, natural gas and coal industries to the tune of over $110 billion.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Global
Government announces plans to fast-track approvals for nuclear energy projects: ‘It’s a very long process.’ While solar and wind power are tried, tested, and safe, they depend on specific weather conditions to produce power efficiently.

# Environment / Climate / Chemicals / Infrastructure Oceans hit unprecedented warmth as concerns mount among scientists: This past year marked a staggering increase in ocean temperatures, an event beyond previous records. Experts are investigating various causes, including climate patterns like El Niño and reduced pollution from shipping, but no single factor has been pinpointed.

Climate researcher on what’s causing the record rise in ocean temperatures: The World Meteorological Organization issued a red alert warning Tuesday about warming and climate change, saying 2024 is shaping up to be another record year. One of the many worries about how the planet is changing, thanks in part to human activity, is the record-shattering warming of the world’s oceans.

A Massachusetts town is confronting industrial giants over toxins in its waters: Lee, Massachusetts, has taken legal action against GE and Monsanto for river pollution due to the manufacture of PCBs upriver from the town. Adam Frenier and Nancy Eve Cohen report for New England Public Media.

Plastic spreads beyond known waste patches in Pacific waters:  A new study reveals that microplastics and plastic waste are not just confined to known garbage patches but are also abundant in remote marine protected zones.

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Technology US influence aids formula industry against global regulation efforts: US influence aids formula industry against global regulation efforts. Thailand’s effort to curb formula advertising – aimed at protecting maternal and child health – faced a powerful adversary as U.S. trade officials and formula companies intervened.

# General News
US taxpayer money is flowing to the Taliban: Damning government report reveals American cash is getting into terrorists hands through $2.9 billion UN plan and bundles of notes delivered to Kabul airport

Chance The Rapper Encourages Black Community To Spark A Revolution Instead Of Vote: The Chicago MC appeared to express his belief that people of color need to take up arms and organize rather than involve themselves in the current democratic election cycle.

# Gov / Politics / Global
Russian MP warns French soldiers not to enter Ukraine: Pyotr Tolstoy has accused Paris of provoking World War III. Speaking to French BFM TV on Thursday, he warned that any French soldier who comes to Ukraine to fight against Russia will be eliminated.

Israel is dragging the US into a future regional war: Israel is no longer a strategic US asset and military partner. It is the seed, incubator and hothouse of a regional war. If Washington allows Israel to turn Gaza into a giant refugee camp that gradually forces Palestinians onto the boats, an unprecedented existential battle will unfold across the region

Rapper turned Haiti warlord ‘Izo’ taking on ‘Barbecue’ for control of world’s most dangerous city with ‘5 Seconds’ gang: At just 26, Izo is the boss of one of Haiti’s most violent gangs, Baz 5 Segond (5 Seconds). The gang is allegedly in control of Village of God, one of the poorest slums in Haiti and where five cops were killed in a botched raid in 2021. The area is also known for having high kidnapping rates, VICE reports.

# Gov / Politics
Missouri GOP Sues to Kick KKK-Linked Racist Off Its Ballot: Darrell McClanahan III is running for Missouri governor — but the GOP says it has a right not to be associated with him

Mike Lee: ‘Don’t Vote for Spending Bill’: Lawmakers should not vote for the $1.2 trillion spending bill released in the dead of the night, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) said on Thursday, warning that members of Congress have not even had the proper time to review it.

Mike Johnson Under Threat as Republicans Turn on Him: House Democrats raised much more than Republicans last month. Johnson little-known to donor circle McCarthy cultivated

House Speaker’s Unpopularity With Rich Donors Widens Republicans’ Fundraising Gap: House Democrats raised much more than Republicans last month. Johnson little-known to donor circle McCarthy cultivated https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2024-03-22/speaker-mike-johnson-s-unpopularity-with-rich-donors-widens-gop-s-cash-crunch?embedded-checkout=true__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1nbH76gv5fIxj-konaJmMoYXnDyGLHUBCBNhyClFzjiF1dLP8fKB1c_Qx1WqEhgFAsmn3nk6NFgOpmzn-NyGv78bNyVQd02X$

Budget hearing turns fiery as focus turns to national debt, Biden spending plans: U.S Rep. Bob Good engaged in a fiery exchange Thursday with President Joe Biden’s budget director over her refusal to answer questions about how the administration’s fiscal 2025 budget proposal would affect taxpayers and the national debt

Election Workers Are Bracing for Another Barrage of Trump Threats: From frivolous records requests to outright harassment, democracy’s administrators are facing “death by a thousand cuts,” says one voting rights advocate. “The problem is that, in aggregate, it really starts to tear at the fabric of our election system.”

# Law Enforcment
Mayor of Texas border town arrested on drug trafficking charges: Gerardo Alanis faces charges for allegedly conspiring to distribute cocaine. Bus driver triggered investigation after being caught with cocaine. Mayor’s brother was arrested last year; investigation ongoing

CIA blocked feds from interviewing Hunter Biden’s ‘sugar brother’ Kevin Morris during five-year tax probe: Two DOJ officials were summoned to CIA headquarters in Langley, Va. “It is unknown why or on what basis the CIA allegedly intervened to prevent investigators from interviewing Mr. Morris,” Comer and Jordan wrote in a letter, which was obtained by The Post.

# Legal / DOJ
Supreme Court grants Gov. Greg Abbott’s wish to turn Texas into a far-right dictatorship: Donald Trump isn’t the only far-right character the Supreme Court could bless with dictatorial powers

Hunter and James Biden accused of lying to Congress by House GOP impeachment witnesses – one says he’s ‘at grave risk’ for coming forward: First son Hunter Biden and first brother James Biden were accused of lying by a pair of House Republican impeachment inquiry witnesses, one of whom said he had put himself “at grave risk” by coming forward.

Hunter Biden, being ‘high or drunk’ is no excuse: Letters to the Editor — March 2, 2024: There comes a point when the credibility of the witness becomes nonexistent. The accused is well-coached and regardless of the format (closed- or open-door hearings), he’s driving the narrative with his manipulative behavior. This is clearly someone who lacks any sense of reality or responsibility for his rogue behavior, even when he is sober.

The New Abnormal: The Looming Standoff in Trump’s Classified Documents Case. Devlin Barrett, a reporter for “The Washington Post,” joins The New Abnormal to discuss what happens next in the former president’s contentious classified documents case.

RNC Already Helping Raise Money For Trump’s Legal Bills: Despite previous claims that the Republican National Committee wouldn’t be paying Donald Trump’s legal bills, an invitation to a fundraiser next month shows that the Save America committee the former president is using for that purpose will actually receive donor money.

Trump’s Lawyer Won’t Deny If He’s Asked Russia, Saudi Arabia For Bond Money: Trump lawyer Alina Habba didn’t rule out taking money from another country to help with legal bills when asked about it on Fox News. Hours after Habba’s non-answer, former U.S. national security adviser Susan Rice sounded the alarm about Trump being under the influence of foreign adversaries

# Medical / General News
Medicaid Targets Deceased Family Members’ Homes for Cost Recovery: A routine process the federal government requires of every state: to recover money from the assets of dead people who, in their final years, relied on Medicaid, the taxpayer-funded health insurance for the poorest Americans. A person’s home is typically exempt from qualifying for Medicaid. But it is subject to the estate recovery process for those who were over 55 and used Medicaid to pay for long-term care such as nursing home stays or in-home health care.

Mount Sinai and UnitedHealthcare Reach Insurance Deal: UnitedHealthcare and Mount Sinai Health System have agreed to a new multi-year contract that restores network access to the health system’s hospitals for people enrolled in employer-sponsored and individual plans, including the Oxford Health Plan, effective immediately.

# Medical / Health
House Republicans Endorse National Abortion Ban: Republican Study Committee, which represents 100% of House Republican leadership and nearly 80% of their members, released a budget that—among its many other anti-choice restrictions—endorses a national abortion ban with zero exceptions for rape or incest.

# Medical Science / Technology
Pig kidney transplanted into human patient for first time: Doctors in Boston have transplanted a pig kidney into a 62-year-old patient, the latest experiment in the quest to use animal organs in humans. Massachusetts General Hospital said Thursday that it’s the first time a genetically modified pig kidney has been transplanted into a living person. Previously, pig kidneys have been temporarily transplanted into brain-dead donors. Also, two men received heart transplants from pigs, although both died within months.

Neuralink reveals first human trial patient, a 29-year-old quadriplegic who says brain chip is ‘not perfect’ but has changed his life. It’s one of several brain-computer interface devices being developed that companies hope will someday treat neurological disorders.

# Military / DOD
Putin addresses nation after election: The Russian president has vowed to meet citizens’ expectations after receiving over 87% of the vote | 21 March 2024 | The presidential election in Russia has shown that the country remains one big family, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday after securing his fifth term in office.

# Military / Global
Russian army announces new Donbass gains: Moscow’s forces have liberated the village of Tonenkoye in Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), the Russian Defense Ministry announced on Thursday. Tonenkoye has seen intense combat over the past few weeks, following the taking of the key Donbass town of Avdeevka in mid-February.

Israel launches deadly air strikes in Lebanon after rockets hit army base: At least seven civilians have been killed in Israeli strikes in Lebanon, security sources say, after Hezbollah rocket fire killed a soldier in Israel.

Moment Israeli soldiers storm Hamas’ longest terror tunnel as IDF launches air strikes in Lebanon: IDF says it destroyed part of one of the longest Hamas tunnel networks in north Gaza. Military says underground network connects terrorists from north to south of Strip

# Space / NASA / UFO Disclosure / Other
Heads Up, NASA Says A Rare Exploding Star Nova Will Be A Once-In-A-Lifetime Spectacle: The nova, which will look like a bright “new” star, is expected to appear in the night sky between now and September, 2024. The event will take place in the constellation Corona Borealis, or the Northern Crown. According to NASA, T Corona Borealis, or T CrB, last exploded in 1946.

The sun’s magnetic poles will flip in 2024. Here’s what that means: The sun’s magnetic poles are about to flip, and it could cause lower latitude northern lights, more intense solar storms and potential danger for astronauts and satellite communication. However, experts predict there’s no overt cause for concern,  it’s all part of our host star’s usual 11-year cycle of activity.

Oil out rigger spots UFOs ‘hovering for 10 minutes’ above the deck before ‘zooming off in an instant’ on the Mexican coast where locals believe is a submerged alien base: The images claimed to capture to UFOs hovering over an oil rig  near Mexico. Locals believe a submerged alien base sits a few miles off the coast of Tampico

# Veterans
VA to shed 10,000 employees at underutilized facilities in FY25: The department plans to use attrition only and focus on staff in supervisory and administrative roles. The Veterans Affairs Department plans to shed 10,000 employees next fiscal year, though it does not anticipate using any separation incentives and still aims to hire in some areas.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2024-03-21

Voices, The Peoples News

March 21, 2024
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate

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# Borders / Immigration / Migrants
‘Havoc and harm’: prospect of migrant law sows fear in Texas border town: The new state law, known as SB4, would allow local police and judges throughout Texas to arrest and deport anyone they suspect of entering the country illegally. Consequences could include jailing them or expelling them to Mexico, or both, no matter what country they originated from – much to the chagrin of, among others, the Mexican president.

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
Office of the Chief Actuary’s Estimates of Proposals to Change the Social Security Program or the SSI Program: If no legislative change is enacted, scheduled tax revenues will be sufficient to pay only about three-fourths of the scheduled benefits after trust fund depletion.

House Republicans Resurrect Plan to Gut Social Security and Medicare: A new budget from House Republicans clearly states they’ll raise the retirement age, if given the chance. On Wednesday, the Republican Study Committee (made up of more than 170 House Republicans) proposed a 2025 budget with an eyebrow-raising revision of Social Security and Medicare, increasing the retirement age to qualify for Social Security and lowering benefits for the highest-earning beneficiaries.

Wyden Urges House Republicans to Take Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid Cuts Off the Table in Fiscal Commission Proposal: Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today issued a statement ahead of tomorrow’s House Budget Committee hearing on legislative proposals to establish fiscal commissions that would allow fast track cuts to earned benefit programs like Social Security and Medicare

Dollar Tree Just Announced a Major Price Change and Shoppers Are Furious: Popular dollar stores such as Dollar General and Dollar Tree raised their prices to $1.25 over the past two years. Dollar Tree, and its subsidiary Family Dollar, also made the move to elevate some of their prices to $3 and $5 in 2023, all in an effort to expand the number of products they offer in stores.

# Environment / Climate / Chemicals / Infrastructure Major Corporations Making the World Water Crisis Worse: “When big corporations pollute or consume huge amounts of water, communities pay the price in empty wells, more costly water bills, and contaminated and undrinkable water sources,” one advocate said. These include agricultural companies like Bayer, Cargill, and Tyson; food and beverage makers like Nestlé, Coca-Cola, and PepsiCo; major retailers like Walmart, Kroger, and Carrefour; and restaurants like McDonald’s and Starbucks

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Technology
Warning: Synthetic Egg Protein Made From an ‘Extreme’ Type of Genetic Engineering Now Being Added to the Food Supply: Unfortunately for egg connoisseurs and unsuspecting shoppers, the egg industry as we know it is at risk of being disrupted like never before, through the inclusion of a new type of “animal-free” egg made from an extreme form of genetic engineering that is being sold without proper labeling.

# General News
Elon Musk Pushes a Vile, Toxic Hate Video, and Exposes His Own Scam: The great replacement theory video that Musk pinned to the top of his feed is sick. And it shows that he’s turning X into a safe space for far-right propaganda.

# Gov / Politics / Global
U.N. Has Flown More Than $2.9 Billion in Cash to Afghanistan Since the Taliban Seized Power, Diverting U.S. Funds: The U.S. State Department has previously said that no U.S. funds went to the militant group, but a new federal report indicates that some taxpayer money has ended up in the Taliban-controlled central bank of Afghanistan.

China Quietly Annexes Northeast Corner of Gulf of Tonkin: Earlier this month, China quietly turned a swathe of the Gulf of Tonkin into an extension of Chinese internal waters, simply by declaring a new baseline across the gulf’s northeastern end.

Cuban president accuses United States of ‘criminal blockade’ and stoking recent protests over food shortage and blackouts: US embassy says ‘absurd’ to suggest Washington behind protests in Santiago de Cuba led by parents struggling to feed their children

Gangs target peaceful communities in new round of attacks on Haiti’s capital: Armed gangs launched new attacks in the suburbs of Port-au-Prince on Wednesday, with heavy gunfire echoing across once-peaceful communities near the Haitian capital. Associated Press journalists reported seeing at least five bodies in and around the suburbs, and gangs blocked the entrances to some areas.

North Korea Gets Combat Data by Letting Russia Use Its Ammo in Ukraine: North Korea is gathering invaluable data by letting Russia use its missiles and ammo in Ukraine. A South Korean official warned Ukraine has become a “test site” for North Korea’s missiles. Both Putin and Kim stand to gain considerably from closer Russian-North Korean relations.

South Korean defense chief says North Korea has supplied 7,000 containers of munitions to Russia: Since the start of 2022, North Korea has used Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as a distraction to ramp up its weapons tests and has also aligned with Moscow over the conflict, as leader Kim Jong Un tries to break out of diplomatic isolation and join a united front against the United States

# Gov / Politics
Republicans Call for Retirement Age Hike in Clash With Biden: The largest caucus of House Republicans called for an increase in the Social Security retirement age Wednesday, setting up a clash with President Joe Biden over spending on popular entitlement programs.

Donald Trump Has a Big Problem With Republicans: Millions of GOP voters really do not want to vote for him. There’s a whole swath of the Republican electorate and a good chunk of independents who appear firmly committed to not voting for him in November if he becomes the nominee.
It’s an issue that became starkly apparent in polling ahead of the Iowa caucuses https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.politico.com/news/2024/01/23/trump-moderate-republicans-problem-00137112__;!!On18fmf1aQ!zKDFt0NMvjTfQnZjjn0dDBzmAccXggUCpTLeZDZ7Z-8lZUTaYicaGvGy1P3OZhAnElQ0u62VWWRsqidBeMXhVEmhHQtIA-gl$

The RNC, under new co-chair Lara Trump, is pouring its money into legal challenges against voters and voting systems: The Republican National Committee voted Friday to install Donald Trump’s handpicked leadership team, completing his takeover of the national party as the former president closes in on a third straight presidential nomination.

Trump’s RNC officially kills the GOP’s mail-in voter effort: The Trump-branded Republican Party is less interested in promoting voting by mail than in legal challenges aimed at voting systems. In a victory for the extremist wing of the Republican Party, it looks like Donald Trump’s hand-picked leadership team at the Republican National Committee has officially scrapped the GOP’s plan to encourage early voting this election cycle. Instead, the party is taking steps to prioritize legal challenges to voting systems ahead of November.

Trump’s team is slashing Republican National Committee staff amid takeover, AP sources say: Just days after installing his new leadership team at the Republican National Committee, Donald Trump’s lieutenants are cutting dozens of staff across key departments in an aggressive move that further cements the former president’s takeover of the GOP’s political and fundraising machinery. [Coup a la Trump]

Lara Trump says she wants RNC to pay for Donald Trump’s legal bills on her watch: Endorsed by her father-in-law to help take over the Republican National Committee, Lara Trump said multiple times this week she will reshape the Republican Party to funnel cash to former President Donald Trump’s 2024 campaign and possibly help pay millions in ballooning legal expenses across his four criminal and slew of civil cases.

Lara Trump promises legal ballot harvesting to be part of new RNC strategy: Newly-elected Republican National Committee co-chair Lara Trump said it is time for the RNC to up its game and compete with more strategy against the Democrats. “We’ve been playing checkers, and the Democrats have been playing chess,” Trump told the Washington Examiner.

Greg Abbott and Ken Paxton Are Purging the Texas GOP: The two top Republican lawmakers in the Lone Star State are pursuing personal vendettas, and pushing their party further toward the fringes. The party leaders sought to punish members who blocked their push for school vouchers and backed an effort to impeach Paxton last year. They needed to unseat six of the 16 to turn the state House numbers in their favor on the school voucher vote, which they nearly succeeded in doing.

Alina Habba Accidentally Admits Donald Trump Could Be Totally Bought:  Donald Trump is in massive debt, and his attorney admitted he’s open to other strategies to pay it off.

# Juvenile / Children / Youth
Tennessee Lawmakers Want More Oversight of Juvenile Detention. The Department of Children’s Services Is Pushing Back: New legislation would shift enforcement power to an independent agency after a WPLN and ProPublica investigation found that a Knoxville detention center was illegally locking kids alone in cells.

Utah Child Care Providers Are Struggling. Lawmakers Haven’t Helped: Legislators ended their session without making a direct investment in child care. Instead, they loosened regulations on unlicensed care, a move that operators, parents and other advocates say is unsafe.

Indiana Enacts Law to Allow State Child Services to Investigate More Abuse Claims at Youth Centers: Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb signed a bill into law that aims to curb abuse at youth treatment centers for those
18-21 years old. It comes after a ProPublica-IndyStar investigation into employees at Pierceton Woods Academy.

# Legal / DOJ
NY A.G. Says Trump Is Lying to Avoid Paying $464 Million Judgment: Trump has until Monday to come up with the money.

Why Did Two of Judge Aileen Cannon’s Law Clerks Suddenly Quit? Donald Trump’s favorite judge is suddenly losing law clerks. So far, one clerk vacated their position on personal terms—they left roughly halfway through their two-year term to raise their child. Another clerk’s exit is still shrouded in mystery, though Lat notes that “this person’s law-school classmates have been buzzing about the news.”

Pro-Trump Lawyer Can’t Stop Getting Arrested for 2020 Crimes: Stefanie Lambert, who tried to overthrow the 2020 election, has been arrested for the second time in one week. Lambert turned herself in at a Michigan courthouse on Thursday, following another arrest earlier in the week, over a plot to seize several voting machines in the state in 2020.

Letitia James Is Prepared to Seize One of Trump’s Favorite Assets: The New York attorney general’s office has filed the paperwork needed to begin taking Donald Trump’s assets, including in Westchester. Donald Trump has just days left to post the nearly half-a-billion-dollar bond in his New York civil fraud case before the state attorney general can start seizing his assets

Manhattan D.A. Slams Trump’s Obvious Delay Tactic in Hush-Money Trial: Alvin Bragg is exposing the truth of all those documents Donald Trump’s lawyers claim they need to review. The Manhattan district attorney has decided that the 100,000-page document dump that delayed Donald Trump’s hush-money trial by a handful of weeks is, actually, a gigantic nothingburger.

Donald Trump Charges Questioned After AOC Declares RICO ‘Not a Crime’: Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said on Wednesday that Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) is “not a crime,” sparking questions online over former President Donald Trump’s RICO charges in Georgia.

# Medical / Health
House Republicans Proudly Endorse National Abortion Ban, Limits to IVF: The Republican Study Group’s budget backs a bill that would give full legal rights to embryos from “the moment of fertilization.” A large majority of House Republicans released a budget proposal on Wednesday endorsing legislation that would threaten to make in vitro fertilization illegal nationwide.

LifeCare Fort Worth’s debts close doors, upend lives of critically ill patients, employees: LifeCare Hospital of Fort Worth will be closing down due to operational issues, leaving many patients, family members of patients and employees upended.

# Medical Science / Technology
Patient Receives Breakthrough Pig Kidney Transplant: The organ was taken from a pig with edited genes to reduce the risk of rejection.

# Military / DOD
U.S. Air Force Confirms Speculations Over Recent AGM-183A Hypersonic Missile Test: Beyond just “familiarization training,” the successful test on Sunday confirmed speculations that the AGM-183A would soon be involved in training exercises over the region.

Watch as the V-22 Osprey extends its wings and rotor blades: The Osprey is unique in that it uses two engines positioned on fixed wing tips housed in nacelles that rotate to allow the MV-22 to land and take off vertically, but achieve much faster flight than a helicopter by tilting the nacelles forward while in flight in a configuration similar to a fixed-wing aircraft.

# Military / Global
Yemen’s Houthi Rebels Escalate Conflict With Cruise Missile Attack Near Israel: Yemen’s Houthi rebels launched a missile Friday at a United States warship patrolling the Gulf of Aden, forcing it to shoot down the projectile, and struck a British vessel as their aggressive attacks on maritime traffic continue.

China is building its military on a ‘scale not seen since WWII’ and is on track to be able to invade Taiwan by 2027: US Adm. John Aquilino said China’s military is building up at a rate not seen since World War II. That puts it on the path to meeting its goal of being ready to invade Taiwan by 2027 https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2024/mar/21/china-on-track-to-be-ready-to-invade-taiwan-by-202/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!zKDFt0NMvjTfQnZjjn0dDBzmAccXggUCpTLeZDZ7Z-8lZUTaYicaGvGy1P3OZhAnElQ0u62VWWRsqidBeMXhVEmhHTVUy4_v$

# Technology
Watch Neuralink’s First Human Subject Demonstrate His Brain-Computer Interface: In a livestream on X, the paralyzed 29-year-old man used his Neuralink brain implant to control a computer.

# Veterans
VA plans to move 41,000 homeless vets into permanent housing and reach out to another 40,000 living on the streets: The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to move more than 41,000 homeless veterans into permanent housing in 2024 and conduct outreach with up to 40,000 veterans living in cars, parks or on the streets, VA Deputy Secretary Tanya Bradsher said.

VA aims to emphasize free burial benefits for veterans at national cemeteries: Less than a quarter of veterans and their families take advantage of the free burials, headstones and other services offered at the 158 national veterans cemeteries the VA operates, said Matthew Quinn, the VA’s undersecretary for memorial affairs.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2024-03-18

Voices, The Peoples News

March 18, 2024
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
FBI’s deep surveillance at Standing Rock revealed in court: In a legal tussle that sheds light on the government’s eye on environmental protests, new details: FBI sent several informants to Standing Rock protests, court documents show. Until now, only one other federal informant was known to be in the camps. The new details about federal law enforcement surveillance of an Indigenous environmental movement were released as part of a legal fight between North Dakota and the federal government over who should pay for policing the pipeline fight.

Biden faces choice between advancing offshore wind and honoring tribal heritage in California: President Joe Biden and fellow top Democrat Gov.  Gavin Newsom face another obstacle of their own making — clashing commitments to both protect marine life and meet aggressive clean energy goals by installing floating wind turbines in federal waters.

# Archaeology / Anthropology
Huge ancient city that was built 2,500 years ago and lasted for 1,000 years with a population of at least 10,000 has been found in Ecuador in the Amazon: A series of mounds and buried roads in Ecuador was first noticed more than two decades ago by archaeologist Stéphen Rostain. Recent mapping by laser-sensor technology revealed those sites to be part of a dense network of settlements and connecting roadways ‘It was a lost valley of cities,’ said Rostain, who directs investigations at France ´s National Center for Scientific Research. ‘It’s incredible’

‘Giant’s skull’ discovered at legendary Greek tourist site: And one such secret may have just been uncovered by a couple of unsuspecting hikers.  The pair were exploring Metéora’s soaring sandstone megaliths when they noticed something unusual: nestled within the dark grey cliff face was what looked uncannily like a human skull.

# Borders / Immigration / Migrants
DeSantis signs 3 new laws targeting illegal immigration: The new law would change the crime classification if the suspect was previously convicted of a crime related to the re-entry of removed aliens. Individuals who remain in the country after having been deported or removed would also see higher classification of potential charges.

Trump Vows to Axe Every Open Border Policy of Biden Administration on Day One: During a riff about foreign policy, Trump, 77, insinuated that some countries have prisons “teeming” with violent MS-13 Mexican gang members that they are dumping into the US

Federal Court Grants Texas Major Victory In Combatting Illegal Immigration: A federal court in Austin on Thursday blocked a Texas law that would allow state and local police officers to arrest migrants who cross from Mexico without authorization, siding with the federal government in a legal showdown over immigration enforcement.

Chicago to Begin Evicting Illegal Immigrants from Shelters as New 60-Day Limit Takes Effect: While exemptions will be made for illegal immigrants who have medical conditions, are in the process of securing housing, are experiencing domestic violence, or are pregnant, others who have overstayed the 60-day limit will be evicted in the coming weeks and told to report back to the city’s “landing zone,” a temporary shelter where migrants stay on parked city buses, where they can reapply for a bed.

DeSantis Signs Bills For Tougher Jail Sentences For Illegal Migrants in Florida: ‘We are throwing the book at you, and you are going to regret coming to the state of Florida’

Federal Judge Rules Gun Ban for Illegal Immigrants Is Unconstitutional: The Second Amendment protects people’s ability to own a gun even if they’ve entered the country illegally. That’s the ruling handed down by US District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman on Friday.

House Republicans Revise Position, Decide to Approve Ukraine Assistance Excluding Immigration Policy Changes: The Speaker told Republican senators last week that he intends to send them legislation providing new military funding for Kyiv, after the House considers a separate spending package to prevent a government shutdown on Friday.

Fury at Washington’s $32 million boost to asylum seekers in Airbnbs and hotel with pool and golf simulator as US-born homeless sleep in muddy tents: Democratic politicians allocated more than $32 million for rooms and food Critics say the money should go to veterans and citizens before newcomers

Furious resident in AOC’s district says migrants turning neighborhood into ‘epicenter of crime, prostitution’: A Queens neighborhood in New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez’s congressional district was likened by locals to a “third world” country with people selling goods on the sidewalks and prostitutes openly soliciting sex. The widely vibrant and diverse communities of Corona, Jackson Heights and Elmhurst in northwestern Queens appear to have descended into an open flea market, according to video obtained by Fox News.

WATCH: Dozens of migrants breach border wall, take selfies on US side as mass illegal crossings continue: Fox News national correspondent Bill Melugin shared the video, which was taken in Lukeville, Arizona, on Friday. It appears to show dozens of women, children and whole family units, dressed casually and in clean clothes, carrying their belongings. Several of the migrants are seen holding cellphones and celebrating their entry.

Border Wall Falls Causing Traumatic Injuries: Their study found that the UC San Diego Health Trauma Center treated 42 cases in 2019 compared to 440 cases in 2023. Doucet says this year alone, they’ve already treated more than 72 cases caused by injuries from falling off the border wall — things like broken legs and spinal and brain injuries.

# Corporations / Industry
Wal-Mart sheds hundreds of jobs at its headquarters in Arkansas: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. eliminated the jobs of corporate workers in several departments at its headquarters as part of what the retailer said is an ongoing effort to cut costs and improve the efficiency of its operations.

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
Joe Biden Wants to Make Big Changes to Social Security. Will Americans Support What He Wants to Do? Biden wants to increase the discretionary budget for the Social Security Administration (SSA) by $1.3 billion from the 2023 level. That would bring the total budget for the agency to $15.4 billion. Note, however, that this amount doesn’t include any benefits payments.

Latest inflation figures show that Americans’ basic needs eat up more household budgets under Biden: Food prices were unchanged in February but are up 2.2% over last year. Electricity prices have risen 3.6% over last year, and rose 0.3% in February.

# Employment / Labor
V.I. Push to Import Foreign Workers Well Underway: An estimated 7,000 imported laborers will be needed to augment local workers, in order to complete all the federally funded construction projects now in the pipeline. Like it or not, the territory is preparing for a massive influx of foreign labor that could begin as early as this fall and last about a decade.

U.S. Government Is Paying Companies For Hiring Illegal Immigrants and Laying Off American Workers

Tyson slammed for hiring migrants while laying off US workers: Tyson wants to hire 52,000 asylum seekers to avoid paying market rate wages. It’s not a worker shortage, it’s a pay shortage.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Fracking ‘North Sea Fossil Free’: Activists in 6 Countries Protest ‘Unhinged’ Oil and Gas Development: “Going full steam ahead with new North Sea oil and gas is a sure fire route to the worst climate scenarios,” one campaigner said.

Concerns remain about passage of a bill that paves way for natural gas ban: One of the most controversial bills passed by the Washington State Legislature this session has yet to be signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee. Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1589, dubbed by critics as the “natural gas ban bill,” would allow utilities – that is, Puget Sound Energy – to start planning how to move away from natural gas.

# Environment / Climate / Chemicals / Infrastructure In the ‘Armpit of the Universe,’ a Window Into the Persistent Inequities of Environmental Policy: Researchers found that the effectiveness of the Clean Air Act is often a function of race and socio-economic factors. In Clairton, Pennsylvania, residents say they see that firsthand.

SEC faces avalanche of lawsuits from states, companies, and nonprofits over climate rule: West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said the SEC is exceeding the authority Congress granted it to be a financial regulator. The Securities and Exchange Commission’s new rule relating to transparency from companies about climate risks and emissions is now facing legal challenges from both sides of the issue after a top environmental group filed a lawsuit this week arguing the rule does not go far enough.

# Environment / Climate / Chemicals / Infrastructure / Global Three billion people will live in uninhabitable zones by 2070: A third of the world’s population could live in a climate similar to the Sahara in just 50 years, according to a study published in PNAS in 2020. That means 3.5 billion people could live with average temperatures in the mid-80s, “outside of humanity’s comfort zone” by 2070.

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Technology Birds, rodents, worms and cockroaches in food facility lead to FDA warning: As part of its enforcement activities, the Food and Drug Administration sends warning letters to entities under its jurisdiction. Business owners have 15 days to respond to FDA warning letters.

‘Science proves GM corn and the herbicide glyphosate are harmful to human health and native crop varieties’: US claims Mexico ignores ‘decades’ worth of evidence demonstrating their safety, and that its decree to ban GM corn for human consumption is within its right.

# General News
Rep. Cory Mills rescues 13 more Americans trapped in Haiti: Army veteran and Republican Rep. Cory Mills helped 13 more Americans escape war-torn Haiti over the weekend,  slams Biden for ‘abandonment,’ as around 1,000 are still trapped in the country trying to escape. The Florida congressman revealed he had helped volunteers for a children’s ministry evacuate.

# Gov / Politics / Global
Netanyahu snaps back against growing US criticism after being accused of losing his way on Gaza: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu railed Sunday against growing criticism from the United States against his leadership amid the devastating war with Hamas, saying the pressure won’t stop Israel from achieving “total victory.”

Germans thought they were immune to nationalism after confronting their Nazi past. They were wrong https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newsday.com/news/nation/germany-far-right-democracy-protests-afd-nazis-u86076__;!!On18fmf1aQ!w-_6bVIztHDWLz8NcuAjb69HoylYbbjEE3AACvNrWYRiv-7fBPIl0FwStJ1GDWW9EgtnFfR9qTW5EM5vrj-3SP7g7LY8qt5M$

North Korea has shipped around 7,000 containers filled with munitions and other military equipment to Russia since last year to help support its war in Ukraine, South Korea’s defense minister said

The Houthis Are Making History in the Most Dangerous Way: But one rebel group in Yemen with no fleet to speak of has managed to virtually commandeer one of the world’s most crucial shipping lanes, seizing one cargo ship and firing near-daily barrages of missiles and drones at dozens of commercial vessels in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden over the course of the past five months.

Tensions rise in Haiti suburb after attacks leave bodies on street: More than 10 bodies have been removed by ambulance from the affluent neighbourhood of Petion-Ville on the outskirts of the Haitian capital, as tensions continue to simmer pending the announcement of a new government.

Scenes in Haiti show ‘suffering you can only imagine’ as US citizens escape gang-ravaged country: As the evacuation of American citizens from Haiti begins, some of the first to return to the States described the “suffering you can only imagine” they witnessed in the country over the past few months as gang activity increases and violence and fear mount.5

# Gov / Politics
Border security disagreements threaten spending negotiations as shutdown looms: The final government spending package to avoid a partial shutdown later this week ran into some last-minute snags over the weekend due to lingering disagreements on how to address the surge of illegal immigration at the southern border.

Biden Approves Israel Arms Deal Despite His Own Security Order: The U.S. is supplying the weapons and munitions for Israel’s pounding of Gaza, despite its new directive banning arms transfers to human rights violators.

Donald Trump Declared Hundreds of Classified Docs ‘Personal’ As He Took Them from the White House to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, Trump’s former valet has claimed in court: The dispute centers on the Trump team’s interpretation of the Presidential Records Act, which they say gave him the authority to designate the documents as personal and maintain possession of them after his presidency

Trump Threatens To Withdraw Funding From Public Schools Enforcing Vaccine Mandates, Critics Call It ‘Dystopian’: Like most states, Virginia requires Mmr vaccine, chickenpox vaccine, polio, etc. So Trump would take millions in federal funds away from all Virginia public schools.

After Trump Allies Take Over RNC, Resolution To Ban Paying Ex-President’s Legal Bills Is ‘Dead’: Trump’s campaign advisers have said he will not tap the RNC for help with his legal bills, as Trump did previously, though some Trump critics say they aren’t buying it.

‘Something wrong here’:  Nancy Pelosi gives voters frightening Trump reality check: “There’s something wrong here,” Pelosi said. “How respectful I am of the American people and their goodness, but how much more do they have to see from him to understand that this isn’t what our country is about? Praising Hitler, praising the Russians.” Pelosi urged voters to weigh these and other outrageous comments, promises and actions from Trump as they consider their votes.

Texas Lt Gov says it’s clear ‘Democratic deep state run by Obama’ taking Biden down: Patrick alluded to the controversy Thursday when a special counsel — who had previously been appointed to a position by former President Trump, issued a report that said no criminal charges would be brought against Biden for his handling of classified documents outside a secure setting.

Supreme Court allows New Mexico to become first state to unseat an insurrectionist: The Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal of the “Cowboys for Trump” founder, and convicted Jan. 6 rioter, on Monday, thereby following through on its declaration that while states may not disqualify insurrectionists from holding presidential office, they can certainly unseat state officials.

DeSantis Suspends Yet Another Elected Official, 23 and Counting: DeSantis defies tradition with aggressive approach to suspending elected officials: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday once again suspended an elected Florida prosecutor from office, this time removing a central Florida Democrat that the Republican governor contended was too lenient with criminals and was endangering the public.

Congress Flirts With a Partial Government Shutdown: Congressional lawmakers have until midnight Friday to pass a package of spending bills needed to keep large portions of the government from shutting down, but a lengthy and ongoing dispute over funding for the Department of Homeland Security means that they may run out of time as they try beat the deadline.

# Medical / Health
Involuntary Sterilization: The Eugenics Movement in America 1907-2015: Men were sterilized to treat their aggression and to eliminate their criminal behavior, while women were sterilized to control the results of their sexuality. Since women bore children, eugenicists held women more accountable than men for the reproduction of the less “desirable” members of society.

Health Insurers Have Been Breaking State Laws for Years: States have passed hundreds of laws to protect people from wrongful insurance denials. Yet from emergency services to fertility preservation, insurers still say no.

NIH studies find severe symptoms of “Havana Syndrome,” but no evidence of MRI-detectable brain injury or biological abnormalities. Compared to healthy volunteers, affected U.S. government personnel did not exhibit differences that would explain symptoms.

# Medical Science / Technology
With just a sample of fluid surrounding a baby in the womb, researchers can make mini organs to test out potential medical treatments: Organ-like groups of cells can be grown from amniotic fluid samples and offer hope for studying congenital conditions. Cells taken from the fluid around growing fetuses have been used to make organoids, 3D bundles of cells that mimic tissue.

# Military / DOD
The Great Unknown About The U.S. Weapons Deluge In Ukraine: The Defense Department is not conducting adequate oversight of the unprecedented deluge of weapons it’s been sending to Ukraine, according to a new government report reviewed by The Lever. That means the end-use of billions of dollars’ worth of arms is at risk of being unaccounted for in a country that was previously a hub for the illicit arms trade.

U.S. Military Aid to Ukraine Was Poorly Tracked, Pentagon Report Says: The report found that American officials and diplomats had failed to quickly or fully account for all of the nearly 40,000 weapons sent to the front.

US military operations across the Sahel are at risk after Niger ends cooperation: The United States scrambled on Sunday to assess the future of its counterterrorism operations in the Sahel after Niger’s junta said it was ending its yearslong military cooperation with Washington following a visit by top U.S. officials.

# Military / Global
Russia says Ukraine launched far-ranging drone attacks on final day of Russia’s presidential vote: The Russian Defense Ministry reported downing 35 Ukrainian drones overnight, including four in the Moscow region.

Niger Orders American Troops to Leave Its Territory: Niger’s junta said Saturday the U.S. military presence in the country is no longer justified, making the announcement on state television after holding high-level talks with U.S. diplomatic and military officials this week.

# Space / NASA / UFO Disclosure / Other
The Necessary Collaboration between Robots and Humans in Space Exploration: The support of AI is essential for deep space missions and to reach sustainable space exploration. In the future, robots and humans will collaborate on the Moon’s surface or Mars for scientific research https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.spacedaily.com/reports/The_Necessary_Collaboration_between_Robots_and_Humans_in_Space_Exploration_999.html*:*:text=The*20support*20of*20AI*20is,for*20human*20habitation*20and*20work__;I34lJSUlJSUlJQ!!On18fmf1aQ!w-_6bVIztHDWLz8NcuAjb69HoylYbbjEE3AACvNrWYRiv-7fBPIl0FwStJ1GDWW9EgtnFfR9qTW5EM5vrj-3SP7g7MD__jt4$

Chinese scientists push for Solar Polar Orbiter: A satellite designed for solar observations from a unique solar polar orbit. This initiative aims to deepen our understanding of solar phenomena that significantly influence earthly technologies and natural occurrences.

# Technology
Revolutionary Ultrablack Coating Unveiled for Superior Telescope Performance:  The pursuit of such a goal has led researchers to develop an innovative ultrablack coating, set to significantly improve next-generation telescopes and optical devices.

# Transportation
Passenger-carrying electric vertical takeoff and landing unmanned aerial vehicle: Leading urban air mobility Compared to traditional passenger-carrying aerial vehicles, EHang’s passenger-carrying electric unmanned aerial vehicles (“UAV”) adhere to three major design concepts of full backup safety design, unmanned operation, and centralized management enabled by the intelligent command and control center.

China EV makers woo buyers with in-car beds, kitchens and drones: Chinese carmakers are adding innovative features to electric vehicles, including Xpeng’s G9 SUV with a sleeping kit, Geely’s Galaxy E8 sedan with a vibration feature, Li Auto’s L-Series SUV with a rear-mounted kitchen, and BYD’s Yangwang U8 with a drone. China-made vehicles prioritize technology and connectivity preferences.

# Weather
New UAF lidar will add to space weather research capability: University of Alaska Fairbanks scientists are developing a new light detection and ranging instrument to help gain a better understanding of space weather enveloping Earth. The new laser radar, or lidar, will be the third for the UAF Geophysical Institute.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2024-03-14

Voices, The Peoples News

March 14, 2024
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate

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# Archaeology / Anthropology
A Monumental Prehistoric Discovery In Siberia Rewrites Human History, Scientists Say: Researchers report dating of the world’s oldest known fort in Siberia to 8,000 years ago, shifting conceptions of what foraging societies were like. The fact that this Stone Age fort was built by hunter-gatherers is transforming our understanding of ancient human societies.

Ancient Death Ray Recreated By 12-Year-Old And It Works: The fabled ship-destroyer might have been real after all.

9 Terrifying Discoveries That Left Archaeologists Stunned: Archaeologists piece history together with the sites and artifacts that they uncover. Even a simple artifact like a stone tool can provide enough information on how early people lived. Sometimes, however, archaeologists make gruesome discoveries that force us to face death and the evils of humanity. Here are 7 of the creepiest archaeological discoveries.

# Borders / Immigration / Migrants
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents roll out body cameras to agents in five cities: Acting ICE Director Patrick Lechleitner said the agency has 1,600 body-worn cameras that will be furnished to agents and officers in Baltimore, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Buffalo and Detroit.

Shutdown Threat Rises Again as GOP Demands Border Changes: The package of spending bills that needs to be passed by March 22 was always going to be more contentious than the first batch of bills approved by Congress last week. Some senators in both parties are expressing concerns about the Homeland Security bill in particular due to divisions over President Joe Biden’s immigration policy.

Suspected terrorists using fake IDs to enter US illegally, FBI warns: Intelligence officials are warning about a significant increase in potential threats against the U.S. FBI Director Christopher Wray highlights one of the major concerns: known or suspected terrorists using fake identification after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

Biden administration discussing using Guantanamo Bay if there is a mass exodus to the US amid worsening conditions in the country, according to a US official. The plan to potentially use Guantanamo Bay as a processing site calls for expanding an existing migrant center on the naval base, which is separate from the military prison where dozens of notorious terrorist suspects are being detained, a US official told CNN.

# Corporations / Industry
Major Companies Pay Top Execs More Than They Pay in Taxes: In the years following the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in 2017, dozens of large corporations paid their top executives more than they paid in federal taxes, according to a new report from the progressive groups Institute for Policy Studies and Americans for Tax Fairness.

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
The tropical disease that’s suddenly everywhere: The tropical disease that’s suddenly everywhere. Dengue is erupting in South America, and has even found its way to the US.
Dengue Fever: Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by dengue virus. It is frequently asymptomatic; if symptoms appear they typically begin 3 to 14 days after infection. These may include a high fever, headache, vomiting, muscle and joint pains, and a characteristic skin itching and skin rash.

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
‘No cash accepted’ signs are bad news for millions of Americans: How many people don’t have a bank account? And just how difficult has it become to live without one? These questions are becoming increasingly important as more businesses refuse to take cash in cities across the U.S. People without bank accounts are shut out from stores and restaurants that refuse to accept cash.

# Employment / Labor
Construction workers being replaced by AI robot bricklayers: Monumental’s bricklaying robots are agile, artificial intelligence-powered machines that navigate construction sites like self-driving cars. They work in teams of three. One grabs bricks, another fetches mortar and the third, the star of the show, lays them down with precision.

‘Not a Radical Idea’: Bernie Sanders Unveils 32-Hour Workweek Bill: Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday introduced legislation that would establish a 32-hour workweek in the U.S. with no loss of pay, a change the Vermont senator said is necessary to ensure the working class benefits from massive productivity gains and technological advances.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Fracking New report says some areas of US could be blacked out: The report, which forecasts how prepared the energy grids that power air conditioners, medical devices, lights and other vital resources are, found that roughly two thirds of the country are at an “elevated risk” of power loss.

# Environment / Climate / Chemicals / Infrastructure Rampant Wildfires Are Threatening a Collapse of the Amazon Rainforest: Climate change-driven extreme weather conditions, wildfires, and deforestation are among the stressors threatening the survival of the world’s largest rainforest.

House Oversight chair digs deeper into Podesta appointment: Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.) sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday demanding information related to John Podesta’s elevation as a “senior adviser to the president for international climate policy,” a job he’ll assume in addition to his existing role as a senior White House adviser for Inflation Reduction Act implementation.

# Environment / Climate / Chemicals / Infrastructure / Global Fears grow as residents at mouth of Amazon River face troublesome phenomenon: ‘Nature is revolting’: The Bailique Archipelago sits at the crossroads of the Amazon River and the Atlantic Ocean, and saltwater intrusion, when salty seawater pushes upstream into freshwater, is a natural phenomenon. However, rising sea levels and human actions like damming are causing water cycle changes, and brackish water is overtaking the river and inundating communities for longer periods.

Failed ICJ case against Russia backfires, paves the way for genocide charges against Ukraine: As January became February, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) delivered a pair of legal body blows to Ukraine and its Western backers. In sum, the judgments raise serious questions about Kiev’s eight-year-long “anti-terrorist operation” against “pro-Russian separatists,” following months of vast protests and violent clashes throughout eastern Ukraine between Russian-speaking pro-federal activists and authorities.

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Technology Republicans Aren’t Done Threatening the Hungry With Planned Cuts to Food Aid: The GOP’s latest effort to slash food aid for millions was blocked by Congress’s recent deal, but the battle isn’t over. The GOP’s latest effort to slash food aid for millions was blocked by Congress’s recent deal, but the battle isn’t over.

# General News
The Excerpt podcast: Mexican cartels are using timeshares trapping thousands of Americans. When you think about Mexican drug cartels, the things that are likely to come to mind are drug trafficking, gun battles and assassinations. But add this one to your list: timeshares. Over the past decade, thousands of Americans have fallen prey to a complex real estate scheme involving one of the most violent organizations in
Mexico, Cartels https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2024/03/13/the-excerpt-podcast-mexican-cartels-timeshares-scam-trap-americans/72806495007/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!1wN8VmKPnPe2fyshuCOJU3Faxp3viZ4XTu3JfUsxL06yteKmEUuxL903MlfA9Cq2ZmDlcP9M4Grtcg1u__o-bp_m3FofopBX$

Communist Infiltration of the American Church

The Socialist Trojan horse within the U.S. Christian church: In recent years, the number of Christians identifying as “Christian socialists” or “Christian communists” has skyrocketed in a way not seen in more than 40 years. Sarah Ngu, in her 2020 article “Why These Young American Christians Embrace Socialism,” wrote that during the past three years, “some American Christians have rediscovered this tradition and found themselves gravitating to socialism — in all its varieties, from democratic socialism to full-fledged communism.”

# Gov / Politics / Global
Haiti gang boss ‘Barbecue’ tightens grip on nation as violence becomes ‘worse than Ukraine’: The spiralling violence saw Henry resign on Tuesday (March 12) as the country continues to descend into chaos. Jimmy Chérizier allegedly earned the alias Barbecue for incinerating his victims, was formerly a member of Haiti’s police, pledging “to protect and serve”. He appeared not to honour its motto.

ISIS, Al Qaeda ‘Inspired by Hamas’ to Attack Americans and Israelis, US Intel Chief Says: “While it is too early to tell, both al Qaeda and ISIS, inspired by Hamas, have directed supporters to conduct attacks against Israeli and US interests,” Haines testified to the US Senate Intelligence Committee. “And we have seen how it is inspiring individuals to conduct acts of antisemitism and Islamophobic terror worldwide.”

Canadian law endorsed by Trudeau government could imprison people for life for speech crimes: A Canadian law that aims to make social media platforms safer is getting flak for what some decry as government overreach. Introduced late last month, the Online Harms Act, or Bill C-63, would allow judges to imprison adults for life if they advocate for genocide. The law would also allow a provincial judge to impose house arrest and a fine if there were reasonable grounds to believe a defendant “will commit” an offense – a provision Wall Street Journal columnist Michael Taube likened to the 2002 film, The Minority Report.

Vladimir Putin’s leaked document reveals plan to ‘spread chaos’ across Europe: It is thought that the letter was written to Putin by State Duma head Vyacheslav Volodin, reports the Mirror. The documents disclose plans for nationalizing key industries, increasing censorship, eliminating internal opposition, ‘de-Westernising’ Russia, and spreading chaos across Europe.

The Great Archaeological Discovery of Our Time: The motives that drove archaeologists of the past included a thirst for glory, a taste for treasure, and a desire to enshrine a new political era with the legitimacy of the ancient past. Gradually, over the decades leading closer to ours, the discipline matured, gaining an ethical framework, and started asking questions about the societies and lifestyles of the people who had left their traces behind.

# Gov / Politics
The ‘Emergency Powers’ Risk of a Second Trump Presidency: Congress could be too feeble to counter Trump’s second-term plans. Legislation, lawsuits or hearings could respond to Trump’s announced intentions to reshape the government. Every US president has the ability to invoke “emergency powers” that could give an authoritarian leader the ability to censor the internet, restrict travel, and more.

House GOP drowning as crisis reaches breaking point: It seems that every day without a speaker brings a new release of pent-up anger from Republicans who see no way out of their self-inflicted pain. When Matt Gaetz stepped to the microphones during Thursday’s three-hour private House GOP meeting on the speakership, the speaker he ousted promptly yelled at him to “sit down.”  When Gaetz refused, Rep. Mike Bost
(R-Ill.) stood up and hollered a command at him that one Republican recalled as: “If you don’t sit down, I’ll put you down.”

The GOP Primary That Has Matt Gaetz Going After Trump’s Favored Candidate: In the MAGA vs. MAGA race, the congressman is out for revenge.

Trump Has a Pathetic Excuse After Video Evidence of Cognitive Decline: Donald Trump has a truly absurd response to that brutal montage of all his gaffes. The thread he’s picking up on is an alarming one—if Trump insists they’re fake, does that mean his supporters will believe it too?
And if they won’t believe recorded evidence of his cognitive decline, what will sway them?

House Republican Infighting Turns Annual Retreat Into a Total Bust: Tensions between House Republicans have gotten so high that a swath of the caucus is thinking of opting out of a free, luxury vacation in order to avoid spending more time together.

Want ‘Action From Democrats, Not Words’: “What we want to see is actual change in policy,” stressed Dearborn, Michigan Mayor Abdullah Hammoud. Speaking on the Senate floor on Thursday, Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he believes Netanyahu—who is facing corruption, bribery, and fraud charges, “has lost his way by allowing his political survival to take precedence over the best interests of Israel.”
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RNC’s New “Election Integrity” Specialist Ought to Scare You: The Republican National Committee is getting serious about election integrity. And to head up a new unit dedicated to the issue, the RNC has tapped a far-right, pro-Trump election denier. Christina Bobb is a notorious election denier. And the Republican National Committee wants her help.

House Republicans Are Suddenly Desperate to End Biden Impeachment: House Republicans know that their rapidly shrinking majority, and their lack of evidence, has put them in an impossible position. Despite drumbeating for more than a year to impeach Joe Biden, House Republicans have quietly begun looking for an off-ramp in the face of an overwhelming lack of evidence against the president—and a rapidly shrinking majority in the chamber.

Congressman evacuates 10 Americans from crime-ravaged Haiti, slams Biden for ‘pattern of abandonment’: Rep. Cory Mills previously organized and executed two evacuations of Americans from foreign conflict zones after protracted Biden administration efforts to rescue citizens.

‘You’re a Fraud’: Newsom and Speaker Johnson Spar Over House Republicans Doing ‘Nothing’: “As @GOP screams “BORDER CRISIS!”…Here’s what they are doing to help: NOTHING. Actually, worse than nothing,” Newsom wrote to his followers on X. “Machines that could stop the flow of fentanyl across our border are now literally sitting in warehouses. Unused. Not installed. All thanks to the fine leadership of @SpeakerJohnson, going above and beyond the call of Donald Trump.”

Key House lawmaker says he may make referrals for obstruction, ethics against Dem J6 panel: As they cap one of the most exhaustive and aggressive congressional probes in memory, the panel’s seven Democrats and two Republicans are recommending criminal charges against Trump and associates who helped him launch a multifaceted pressure campaign to try to overturn his 2020 election loss. The panel also released a lengthy summary of its final report, with findings that Trump engaged in a “multi-part conspiracy” to overturn the election.

25 Groups Demand Biden ‘Urgently Comply With US Law’ and End Israel Arms
Sales: “U.S. weapons, security assistance, and blanket political support have contributed to an unparalleled humanitarian crisis and possible war crimes in Gaza,” the NGOs wrote and “violate Section 620I of the Foreign Assistance Act (22 U.S.C. § 2378-1).

# Law Enforcment
Gangsters, Money and Murder: How Chinese Organized Crime Is Dominating America’s Illegal Marijuana Market. A quadruple murder in Oklahoma shows how the Chinese underworld has come to dominate the booming illicit trade, fortifying its rise as a global powerhouse with alleged ties to China’s authoritarian regime.

# Medical / Health
Massive Medicare fraud sparks calls for investigation: The call for an audit comes after the Government Accountability Office reported that in 2022, Medicare issued about $47 billion in improper payments. “While the total number of enrollments under waivers and flexibilities that were revoked is small, even a limited number of providers could cause significant financial harm if they engage in fraud,” the GAO report said. “For example, in June 2022, a nurse practitioner pleaded guilty to conspiring in a DMEPOS fraud scheme that defrauded Medicare of almost $15 million, and in July 2022, the Department of Justice announced criminal charges against 36 defendants for more than $1.2 billion in alleged fraud that included DMEPOS fraud schemes.”

Republican Senator Single-Handedly Blocks Yet Another IVF Bill: If Republicans care about protecting IVF like they claim, why do they keep blocking all these bills? And that’s exactly what happened Tuesday: Senator James Lankford objected to the bill. “I understand it’s become vogue in this current season right now to be able to say Republicans are somehow opposed to life because they’re opposed to IVF,” Lankford said. “I just don’t find that.”

# Military / DOD
US Intelligence Report Raises Concerns Over North Korea’s Chemical Weapons: The report, an annual worldwide threat assessment from the U.S. intelligence community, was compiled by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. In it were discussed the recent actions and movements of nations antagonistic to the U.S., such as China and Russia, and the state of certain classifications of attack, including nuclear strikes and cyber attacks.

# Nuclear
Hunter Biden, partners aided Chinese bid to corner nuclear energy market with U.S. tech, memos show: Detailed plan obtained by congressional investigators show Biden sought to help CEFC China Energy buy Westinghouse, the premier maker of U.S. nuclear reactors.

# Pharmaceuticals / Drugs
Pharma’s Dems Are Doing Trump’s Dirty Work On Drug Prices: After the pharmaceutical industry unleashed a $1.5 million bipartisan donation blitz, members of Biden’s own party have joined with Republican lawmakers to try to limit the number of drugs regulators can cut prices for in the future — an initiative Donald Trump is actively campaigning on in the lead-up to the 2024

# Science Technology
Scientists just created the strongest magnetic force in the universe: There are places in the Universe where matter becomes wildly distorted that magnetism grows into an unimaginable force. Known as magnetars, the gravitationally compacted cores of these dynamic neutron stars concentrate magnetic fields to a strength of around 100 trillion gauss.

# Space / NASA / UFO Disclosure / Other
This Year Could Be A Once In A Lifetime Opportunity To See A Nova:  A nova outburst located more than 3,000 light-years away will be visible to the naked eye when it decorates the night sky this year, offering stargazers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

# Technology
The House on Wednesday passed a bill that would lead to a nationwide ban of the popular video app TikTok if its China-based owner doesn’t sell its stake, as lawmakers acted on concerns that the company’s current ownership structure is a national security threat.

Your Next Pair of Walmart Pants Could Be 3D Woven: San Francisco startup Unspun is the new face of the movement to cut down on emissions and waste in fashion. Its newest assignment: making work chinos for Walmart on its 3D weaving machines.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2024-03-13

Voices, The Peoples News

March 13, 2024
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate

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# Archaeology / Anthropology
Byzantine Greek Inscription Of Psalms 86 Found In Hyrcania: A team of archeologists unearthed a Byzantine-era Koine Greek inscription referencing Jesus Christ coupled with a widely used verse from Psalm 86, as well as a small golden ring, at the Hyrcania Fortress in the Judean Desert.

# Borders / Immigration / Migrants
US Military Prepared to Send Navy Ships to Fight Wave of Migrants: Officials testified Tuesday in front of the House Armed Services Committee regarding Department of Defense (DOD) activities in the Western Hemisphere and continued challenges to security, including the ongoing conflict in Haiti.

Florida border agents placed on high alert for refugees following breakdown of order in Haiti: Border Patrol officials are concerned that if Haitian migrants reach Florida’s shores it will be difficult to contain the groups, transport them in a timely fashion for processing and identify fraudulent families, the email read. “The hardest part is keeping the landing contained to a given area.

US missionaries trapped in Haiti beg for help amid violent gang takeover: ‘The gunfire never stops’: US missionaries trapped in Haiti say they are worried nobody is coming to rescue them as gang violence and lawlessness tear the country apart, leaving dead bodies piled up in the streets.

Young Kim Demands Answers on Inhumane Treatment of Unaccompanied Minors: While Trump era policies forcibly separated children from their families in devastating ways, the tens of thousands of children currently missing under the Biden Administration should alarm people just as much.

When migrant children disappear, many cases remain unsolved: Thousands of migrant children disappear every year. Meanwhile, the local authorities trying to find them aren’t getting the necessary help from the federal government. This creates grave risks to children involving forced labor, slavery, and sex trafficking.

DHS whistleblower EXPOSES America’s HIDDEN Child Trafficking Ring | Redacted with Clayton Morris: The American government is the largest facilitator of child trafficking in the world. Every year thousands of unaccompanied minors are brought across the U.S. border in a coordinate trafficking ring funded in part by U.S. tax payers. These children are then sold off as slaves and worse. Aaron Stevenson is a DHS whistleblower who is trying to stop it.

Texas hospital sees ‘devastating’ border casualties: “It’s a very unique social political phenomenon related to the border wall. We don’t see this type of injury pattern in this regularity with any other phenomenon, typically high-energy car wrecks or falls from heights. People will get these injuries all over the country, but you don’t get this cluster in volume of them.”

# Corporations / Industry
Dollar Tree, Family Dollar to close 1,000 stores: 600 Family Dollar stores to close first half of year; 370 as leases expire. Dollar Tree to close 30 stores as leases expire, CEO says the company is taking action to improve profitability

Low-cost retailer closing almost 1,000 stores: It’s surprising, then, that the budget-friendly consumer staple retailer Dollar Tree Inc., (DLTR) which owns the Family Dollar and Dollar Tree stores, made the announcement that it would shutter almost 1,000 store locations in the coming months

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
All New Mexicans will pay less income tax after first major change in nearly 20 years: All state taxpayers will owe less, but especially those who make the least.

# Education / Schools
With new state funds in hand, community colleges waive tuition for some high school students: Austin Community College, one of the most populous junior colleges in Texas, is set to waive tuition for this year’s graduating high school seniors through 2027. The community college’s Board of Trustees is expected to vote on the proposal next month.

# Employment / Labor
Ageism Haunts Some Tech Workers in the Race to Get Hired: Hundreds of thousands of tech workers have been laid off since 2022. Some who don’t fit the young coder archetype say being more experienced can feel like a disadvantage.  The US economy is showing remarkable health, but in the tech industry, layoffs keep coming

# Environment / Climate / Chemicals / Infrastructure Underwater volcano off northwestern US could BLOW in weeks – as 300m-long stretch is hit with ‘great swarm’ of earthquakes. Geologists at the University of Washington said the quakes could lead to the Juan de Ruca Ridge erupting within a few weeks or years – but the effects are believed to be mild and not likely impact anyone on land.

# Gov / Politics / Global
Putin warns the West: Russia is ready for nuclear war: President Vladimir Putin warned the West on Wednesday Russia was technically ready for nuclear war and that if the U.S. sent troops to Ukraine, it would be considered a significant escalation of the conflict

Canada’s descent into tyranny is almost complete: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is threatening his most tyrannical attack on freedom yet through his government’s proposed Online Harms Act (currently Bill C-63). Handing judges the ability to put people under house arrest because they might commit a hate crime isn’t progressive, it’s North Korean
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# Gov / Politics
We need to ‘let the American people see’ the truth: Rep. Russell Fry: Rep. Russell Fry, R-S.C., says Democrats are trying to ‘distract, make a lot of noise and pound the table’ away from President Biden’s mental and physical health concerns.

Mike Johnson Completely Blindsided by Resignation  in His Own Party: House Speaker Mike Johnson had no idea Representative Ken Buck is quitting, as the GOP is in complete shambles.

Rand Paul Slams Trump for Endorsing “Worst Deep State Candidate” Yet: Senator Rand Paul is putting Donald Trump on blast for a 2024 Senate endorsement.

Democratic Senators Urge Biden to Stop Arming Israel: In a new letter, Bernie Sanders and several others in the Democratic Caucus are demanding Biden to suspend military aid to Israel.

“Trump Employee 5,” Fed Up With Judge Cannon, Dishes Dirt to CNN: Brian Butler says he’s speaking out publicly on Donald Trump because of how Judge Aileen Cannon is handling the classified documents case.

Donald Trump’s Mob-Like Takeover of the RNC: Cochair Lara Trump is expected to cull over 60 staffers in an effort to eliminate “bureaucracy.” In other words, she’s making room for MAGA loyalists. Michael Whatley is the new chair of the RNC. Trump’s daughter-in-law is co-chair.

Trump Says He’ll “Free the January 6 Hostages,” Who Waged a Deadly Insurrection on His Behalf, in One of His First Acts as President: He’s got their backs.

US to send $300M in ammunition to Ukraine: U.S. officials said Tuesday that uncovered cost savings from defense contracts will allow the Pentagon to send new military aid to Ukraine worth up to $300 million, the first supply of weapons and ammunition sent to the worn-torn country in three months.

Joe Biden wins Washington’s Democratic Presidential Primary Election: Ahead of the polls closing in Washington, President Joe Biden already won the 1,968 delegates needed to secure his party’s presidential nomination in the upcoming primary and general elections. Trump, however, clinched his nomination with 30 delegates from Washington.

Legacy of Deception: Democrat-led, taxpayer-funded machine exposed anew for misleading Americans: False realities, untrue narratives and outright lies are putting the country on a whipsaw rollercoaster where truths are surfacing long after lies have affected elections or official actions, experts say. Even worse, it’s paid for from public funds.

Aaron Rodgers and Jesse Ventura Top R.F.K. Jr.’s List for Running Mate: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has recently approached NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers and former Minnesota governor and professional wrestler Jesse Ventura about serving as his running mate on an independent presidential ticket, and both have welcomed the overtures

‘Make The RNC White Again’: GOP Ends Minority Outreach Plan: With Trump allies taking over the RNC and cleaning house, one of the casualties was a minority outreach program that seemed to be working for Republicans.

Wisconsin Republicans fire eight more Evers appointees, including regents and judicial watchdogs:  Republicans who control the state Senate fired eight more of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ appointees, including two Universities of Wisconsin regents who voted against a deal that limited campus diversity and four judicial watchdogs who wouldn’t commit to punishing liberal state Supreme Court Justice Janet Protasiewicz.

Texas House Republican introduces bill to prevent noncitizens serving as election administrators: ‘Foreign agents have no place overseeing our sacred democratic process,’ Congressman August Pfluger, R-Texas, told Fox News Digital

Biden Team in Turmoil as Two Bosses Quit Under Fire: Report: One was accused of verbally abusing underlings, and the other got on the wrong side of the press. Within the tight-knit advance community, there’s serious concern about the current direction of the office, according to interviews with 18 current and former White House staffers and people who have worked directly with it.

Jewish Progressives Stage Sit-In at Hakeem Jeffries’ Office to Protest AIPAC Influence: “Our Jewish communities are rising up to say, ‘Never again is now,'” said organizers. “We refuse to be bystanders as the Israeli government wages a genocidal campaign in our name and funding by U.S. tax dollars.” At the sit-in, the organizers held signs saying, “AIPAC funds genocide” and, “Jeffries: Reject AIPAC.”

Biden Silencing Judges to Protect His 2024 Chances: GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley accuses Biden administration of trying to silence immigration judges. A February decree from the DOJ reversed decades of precedent.

A small Oklahoma city elected a white nationalist. Now residents face a decision

# Law Enforcment
Secret Contract Aims to Upend Landmark California Prison Litigation: California commissioned an exhaustive study of whether its prisons are providing sufficient mental health care, an effort officials said they could use to try to end a 34-year-old federal lawsuit over how the state treats inmates with mental illness.

# Legal / DOJ
Incredible: Look Who Trump May Have Given Classified Info to Now: Brian Butler, known as “Trump Employee 5” in the classified documents case, has shared new information about his former boss. A former Mar-a-Lago employee has revealed that Donald Trump shared information on the classified documents he kept after leaving the presidency with anyone he felt like

Robert Hur’s Choice for Legal Representation Is Pretty Troubling: Special counsel Robert Hur resigned from the Justice Department one day before testifying before Congress. Here’s the lawyer advising him. When Hur was tapped to look into Biden, he was supposed to be a nonpartisan investigator. Instead, he ultimately handed Republicans a major tool in discrediting the president’s mental capabilities. And his choice of counsel doesn’t make him look much better.

Georgia judge dismisses some charges in Trump 2020 election case: Judge Scott McAfee’s order said prosecutors could seek to refile the quashed charges. It comes ahead of a highly anticipated decision over whether to remove Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis from the case.

# Media
Closing Newsrooms And A Repeat Of The 2020 Election Push Journalists To Their Limits: Can we write our way out of the apocalypse? The grand undoing of progress in the name of “making America great again” is tough for anyone who has only known the moral arc of the universe to bend toward justice

# Medical / Health
Concerns Grow Over Quality of Care as Investor Groups Buy Not-for-Profit Nursing Homes: The sale of Scandia Village this year is part of a trend of for-profit companies, including private equity groups and real estate investment trusts, snapping up struggling not-for-profit nursing homes, many of which were operated for decades by Lutheran, Catholic, Jewish, and other faith-based organizations. The pace of sales has ticked up, reaching a high last year, according to Ziegler Investment Banking.

Chemicals In Cosmetics, Toys, And Food Containers Contribute To Rise In Preterm Births: Plastics are omnipresent. Few could argue that life is not incomparably more convenient because of them. But at what cost has our reliance on such convenience and ease come? Premature births are on the rise, yet experts aren’t sure why. Now, researchers have found synthetic chemicals called phthalates used in clear food packaging and personal care products could be a culprit, according to a new study.

One Medical patients are stuck in the middle of a fight between a hospital system and the biggest US health insurer: Some One Medical patients may soon lose affordable access to their doctors because of an ongoing clash between a preeminent New York hospital system and the country’s biggest health insurer. For months, Mount Sinai Health System and UnitedHealthcare have been fighting over payments.

# Medical Science
Scientists Accidentally Discover New Organ Inside The Human Head: The discoverers named the organ the tubarial salivary glands, and to be precise about their location, they can be found behind the nose; in the nook where the nasal cavity meets the throat.

# Military / DOD
‘Trying to get our daddy home’: US has no immediate plans to rescue Americans, including Marine vet, trapped in Haiti: Defense officials said Tuesday that the U.S. does not plan to deploy troops to Haiti and has no immediate plans to rescue Americans trapped by gang violence in the country, including a former Marine who served in Vietnam.

Navy 2025 Budget Requests Only 6 Battle Force Ships: The U.S. Navy’s fiscal 2025 budget request proposes only six battle force ships, which, combined with planned ship retirements, would reduce the size of the battle force from 296 ships to 287 ships.

Four more ships deploy to build Gaza humanitarian aid port: Four Army logistical support vessels are on their way to the eastern Mediterranean Sea, the Pentagon announced Tuesday, to build an offshore pier that will open a maritime corridor to flow humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip

The Expanding Leverage of the People’s Republic of China in Latin America: Implications for US National Security and Global Order

SOUTHCOM commander warns of risk of Chinese investment in South America, Caribbean: China’s ability to flip its big money investments in the Caribbean and South American – ports, 5G telecommunications networks, space infrastructure and clean energy – from civilian to military use is a growing security concern, U.S. Southern Command’s commander told the House Armed Services Committee Tuesday

NORAD boss: Chinese aircraft could start operating near US this year: Air Force Gen. Gregory M. Guillot warned lawmakers that Chinese warplanes could begin operating near the U.S. Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) as soon as this year.  “That shows an overall concern I have about the growing capability of China not only with aircraft, but also with ships and even submarines being able to range further from China and closer to our shores.”

Top secret US plan for world’s fastest plane ‘Son of Blackbird’ that will hit the skies in 2025: Called the ‘Son of Blackbird’ the SR-72 plane will soon join the US Air Force to improve its aviation abilities and rule the skies.

# Military / Global
Russian defectors fighting for Ukraine are attacking their motherland and rolling across the border in tanks: Ukrainian military units formed by Russians have attacked territory within Russia, three days before polls open in the election which is expected to see Vladimir Putin retain power. Ukrainian and Russian sources reported that armed groups had probably entered Russia’s Belgorod and Kursk regions in armored vehicles—backed by mortar and artillery fire, according to the War Gonzo Telegram channel.

# Social
Florida Homeowners Are Losing Their Houses: Florida is beginning to lose homeowners over high insurance premiums. Florida has registered one of the highest rates of home foreclosure filings in the nation, ATTOM said, amid an annual increase at the national level of such filings. The real estate data analysis firm reported that one in every 2,632 housing units in Florida had a foreclosure filing in February.

# Space / NASA / UFO Disclosure / Other
‘Once-in-a-lifetime’ comet will be easily visible this month: The comet, which has been likened to the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars due to its distinctive “horns” visible in photographs, has already captivated amateur astronomers with their specialist telescopes. However, it’s anticipated to soon be visible without the need for any equipment.

Every 2.4 million years, Mars tugs on Earth so hard it changes the ocean floor: This happens every 2.4 million years and is known as an “astronomical grand cycle.” The stronger currents, known as “giant whirlpools” or eddies, may reach the seafloor at the deepest parts of the ocean, known as the abyss.

# Technology
What I learned from the darkest corners of the internet: There’s no path out of our strange, increasingly conspiratorial moment, filled with viral lies and rampant disinformation, without rewriting the algorithms governing our lives.

There Are Dark Corners of the Internet. Then There’s 764: A global network of violent predators is hiding in plain sight, targeting children on major platforms, grooming them, and extorting them to commit horrific acts of abuse.

# Transportation
What’s Missing From Railroad Safety Data? Dead Workers and Severed
Limbs: Thanks to government loopholes, rail companies haven’t been scrutinized by the Federal Railroad Administration for scores of alleged worker injuries and at least two deaths.

When Railroad Workers Get Hurt on the Job, Some Supervisors Go to Extremes to Keep It Quiet: Railroad officials have lied, spied and bribed to keep workers’ injuries off the books. “Don’t put your job on the line for another employee.”

# Veterans
VA plans to trim 10,000 jobs this year, mostly from medical sites: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs leaders plan to trim about 10,000 full-time jobs from agency offices in 2025 after last year’s hiring focus led to a larger than expected workforce, budget planners said

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2024-03-12

Voices, The Peoples News

March 12, 2024
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# Borders / Immigration / Migrants
Judge OKs plan that allows 30,000 migrants from 4 countries into the US each month: U.S. District Judge Drew B. Tipton said Texas and 20 other states had not shown they had suffered financial harm because of the humanitarian parole program that allows up to 30,000 asylum-seekers into the U.S. each month from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela combined.

FBI director: Smuggling organizations connected to ISIS coming through US border: FBI Director Christopher Wray on Monday confirmed that a smuggling organization working with the terrorist organization ISIS is funneling criminals through the U.S. border. He also said the FBI is currently investigating its operations that “we’re very concerned about.

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
COVID Lockdowns Were a Giant Experiment. It Was a Failure: Lawrence O. Gostin, a professor of global health law at Georgetown University, told the Washington Post that “these kinds of lockdowns are very rare and never effective.”

Scientist claims ‘smoking gun’ evidence COVID-19 intentionally created by researchers in Chinese lab: The virus that created a pandemic and killed millions around the world may have been made in China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology, Richard H. Ebright, a molecular biologist at Rutgers, was quoted saying in a Wall Street Journal article.

COVID Cover-Up: Government ‘Forced’ COVID Vaccines to Protect Bioweapons Industry:  According to Risch, “This work and the WIV leak was what I consider to be the fruit of our bioweapons industry that has been performing secretive and nefarious biological weapons development for the last 70 years.” Risch said that much of this research was banned in 1975, with the enactment of the United Nations Biological Weapons Convention, which prohibited the development of offensive bioweapons.

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
Biden Proposes a $7.3 Trillion Budget for 2025: President Biden on Monday proposed a $7.3 trillion budget for fiscal year 2025 that seeks to lower the costs of prescription drugs, child care and housing while also cutting the deficit by $3 trillion over the next decade through higher taxes on the wealthy and large corporations.

Trump’s campaign goes into damage-control mode after he suggests cutting Medicare and Social Security benefits: Donald Trump suggested Social Security and Medicare benefits might be cut. The remarks sent his campaign immediately into damage control. Trump’s comments were a political gift that Joe Biden immediately seized upon

# Employment / Labor
The Killer-Sunshine State: A state effort to outlaw workplace heat-protection standards is a preview of what will happen as the GOP’s war on workers collides with our climate reality. It’s just the latest example of Republicans trampling on local government at the behest of their corporate benefactors. But in an era of worsening extreme heat, this particular attack on workers, connected to a coordinated and well-financed effort by big business and right-wing dark money, could be more deadly than ever before.

# Environment / Climate / Chemicals / Infrastructure Argentina’s wetlands under threat from new development projects: In Argentina’s Paraná delta, known as ‘Earth’s fourth lung,’ the push for luxury real estate:  In Argentina’s Paraná delta, known as “Earth’s fourth lung,” the push for luxury real estate threatens the region’s diverse ecosystems and local communities, with private interests prioritizing spas and helipads over environmental and social health.

Court drama disrupts a key environmental alliance in Florida: The Case for Prosecuting Fossil Fuel Companies for Homicide. They knew what would happen. They kept selling fossil fuels and misleading the public anyway.

Natural Disasters are Not All Natural: Government officials covered up the origins of COVID-19 and “forced” the vaccination of millions of people worldwide to “protect the integrity of the bioweapons industry,”
according to a senior research scientist in epidemiology specializing in chronic diseases at the Yale University School of Public Health.

# General News
10-foot mysterious metal monolith appears on remote hill, baffling locals: Four years after a spate of monoliths cropped up around the world, a “strange” metal column has appeared on a remote Welsh hill. A mystery 10ft metal column has appeared on a Welsh hillside, leaving locals baffled. The silver monolith was spotted by walkers on Hay Bluff near the Powys town of Hay-on-Wye at the weekend.

An AI-Altered Hitler Speech Is Going Viral On X: Two AI-altered clips of Hitler’s 1939 Reichstag speech have racked up millions of views on X after being shared by a far-right troll.  AI-altered Hitler speech is causing quite a stir online, with many users sharing the video and speculating on its authenticity. The video, which appears to show Adolf Hitler giving a speech with altered voice and facial features, has sparked a debate about the ethics of using AI technology to manipulate historical footage.

Boeing whistleblower John Barnett found dead days after testifying against company: Boeing whistleblower John Barnett found dead days after testifying against company. The whistleblower had been staying at the hotel to provide a deposition in a whistleblower lawsuit against the company.

# Gov / Politics / Global
Haiti PM resigns as gangs take over Port-au-Prince and shut down airports: Haiti’s prime minister agreed to resign once a transitional presidential council is created amid urgent efforts to quell spiralling gang violence in the country.

Putin ally debates nuclear strikes on four NATO countries: Solovyov interrupted to list four NATO countries: “France, Germany, Poland or Great Britain, yes?” before Sidorov continued: “There is another country that presents a danger…I mean the United States of America” because unlike other European countries, “it poses an existential threat to Russia.”

# Gov / Politics
Joe Biden’s Delicate Dance With Netanyahu Can’t Go on Forever: As the crisis in Gaza worsens and the president faces mounting pressure from allies, he may need to pair his tough talk on Israel with a significant change in policy.

Trump’s Pick for Governor of North Carolina Thinks Affordable Health Care Is an Attempt to “Enslave” People: Weeks after Republicans suffered major losses in the 2018 midterm elections because of their failed attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, then-conservative commentator Mark Robinson accused the law of attempting to “enslave” people. He is now the Republican nominee for governor in North Carolina.

Trump is going to be a second-term sellout: Former President Donald Trump has shown he is not going to fight for conservatives if he ends up getting reelected. His second term would be all about selling out.

RNC ‘Bloodbath’ Begins as More Than 60 Staffers Are Terminated Days After Lara Trump Elected Co-Chair: All told, the expectation is that more than 60 RNC staffers who work across the political, communications and data departments will be let go. Those being asked to resign include five members of the senior staff, though the names were not made public. Additionally, some vendor contracts are expected to be cut.

“Obviously low IQ”: Former DHS official says “Donald Trump has apparent repeated memory lapses”: Sounding the alarm about Trump’s growing dangerousness, Dr. John Gartner explained to me in a widely read conversation here at Salon that, “Not enough people are sounding the alarm, that based on his behavior, and in my opinion, Donald Trump is dangerously demented.

US uses loophole to keep 100 arms sales to Israel under the radar amid Gaza war:  “Whether it is arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE under the Trump administration, or sales to Israel under the Biden administration, Congress – and the American public – deserve full transparency about who is buying US weapons and how many weapons we are selling them,” said Democratic congressman Joaquin Castro.

Loudermilk: ‘Many unanswered questions’ surrounding Jan. 6 pipe bombs, no update from FBI on probe: The bomb, FBI has described as viable and capable of inflicting serious injury, along with a similar one found at the headquarters of the Republican National Committee, would appear to be the most overt act of violence perpetrated on Jan. 6.

Indiana advances bill to ban China, other ‘foreign adversaries’ from buying farmland — after report reveals Chinese investors own nearly 385,000 acres of US land

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg brushed off Donald Trump’s attacks against the efforts of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in an interview: When asked if he is concerned about the political direction the U.S. is headed and how it relates to NATO, Stoltenberg said the recent threats from Trump have not been directed at NATO, but instead, are directed at allies who he perceives are not spending enough on defense.

House GOP majority to shrink as Rep. Buck plans early resignation: Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) said  he will resign from Congress later this month rather than serve out the remainder of his term through 2024.

We’ve Never Seen Congressional Resignations Like This Before: 615 members of Congress have resigned or been removed from office.

# Legal / DOJ
House GOP opens probe into Democrat J6 panel ‘collusion’ with Atlanta prosecutor pursuing Trump: In a status report released Monday, the House Administration Oversight Subcommittee chaired by Rep. Barry. Loudermilk, R-Ga., said that it located a letter in which Willis in 2021 asked for the House Democrats to send her any evidence that would further her prosecution of Trump.

Federal Judge Sides With Trump, Allows More Time to File Motions: The former president’s team was handed a minor win on Monday in the documents case.

# Medical / Health
RSV Vaccines for Senior Adults Linked to Guillain-Barré Syndrome: GBS is a rare condition in which your immune system attacks your nerves, causing symptoms such as weakness. Early safety surveillance data from the CDC and the FDA-Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) partnership suggest a potential increased risk of GBS after RSV vaccination in older adults.

Popular Acne Products Like Clearasil And Proactiv Found To Contain Cancer-Causing Benzene: Benzene, a known human carcinogen, was found to develop in products with benzoyl peroxide, a chemical used to treat acne, at a level of over 800 times the concentration limit of 2 parts per million set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the March 6 report said.

# Medical Technology
How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Pits Parental Rights Against Public Health: Children are now even more vulnerable because of a law Tennessee passed last year that requires the direct consent of birth parents or legal guardians for every routine childhood vaccination. Foster parents, social workers, and other caregivers cannot provide permission.

# Military / DOD
US Marines deployed to Haiti: US military sends Marines to Haiti, evacuates staff amid gang upheaval Port-au-Prince has become a battlefield during the challenge to the country’s government.

Video Shows NATO Ally’s Advanced DragonFire Laser Weapon in Action: The black-and-white snippet, published by the British Defense Ministry, “shows the power of the laser to cut down targets at the speed of light,” said U.K. Defense Secretary Grant Shapps. The U.K. has spent years developing the DragonFire, which is a laser-directed energy weapon. A concentrated beam cuts through the airborne target.

US Air Force special ops forces are turning big cargo planes into bombers with a new weapon: The U.S. Air Force is looking at arming otherwise unarmed cargo planes, pressing them into service as makeshift bombers. The service believes future wars with adversaries like Russia or China will require plenty of aerial firepower and transport planes, loaded with pallets of cruise missiles, could provide an inexpensive solution.

# Military / Global
US Intel sounds alarm on North Korea’s use of chemical weapons: U.S. intelligence report raised alarms about North Korea’s deployment of chemical weapons, among other threats posed by the hermit kingdom.

# Pharmaceuticals / Drugs
Drugmakers Push Back Against Price Negotiations: In his State of the Union speech, President Biden proposed to expand Medicare’s new drug price negotiations to include 50 drugs a year over the next decade. But major pharmaceutical firms are already fighting the federal program that empowers the government to negotiate lower prices for drugs that are widely prescribed in the Medicare system.

# Security
The Government Really Is Spying On You, And It’s Legal:  the government was buying up reams of consumer data, information scraped from cellphones, social media profiles, internet ad exchanges and other open sources, and deploying it for often-clandestine purposes like law enforcement and national security in the U.S. and abroad. The places you go, the websites you visit, the opinions you post, all collected and legally sold to federal agencies.

CIA in Ukraine, an ex-CIA agent’s view: There’s no mention  that the United Nations has deemed Ukraine to be one of the most corrupt countries in the world, where money just seems to disappear into foreign accounts and the pockets of Ukrainian government officials. There’s no mention that Ukraine has become a “ supermarket ” for black market weapons and that western weapons meant for the war effort have popped up all over the world.

# Social
California Voters Are Skeptical That More Money Is the Answer to Homelessness: Proposition 1 would fund thousands of new housing units and treatment beds with a $6.4 billion bond and by redirecting $3 to $4 billion in existing mental health tax revenue. It is the latest in Newsom’s arsenal of policy ideas to attack homelessness and marks the most aggressive push in the nation to get people off the streets, into housing, and connected with health care.

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