Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-05-24

Voices, The Peoples News

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

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# Indigenous
U.S. counts Indian boarding school deaths for first time but leaves key questions unanswered. The Interior Department documented more than 500 deaths of Indigenous children, but it’s far from a complete count. “We have a long way to go,” one expert said.

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
The FBI Is Investigating American Parents as Domestic Terrorists: FBI whistleblowers confirm that the agency is targeting anti-mask and anti-vaccine mandate parents https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://emeralddb3.substack.com/p/the-fbi-is-investigating-american?s=r__;!!On18fmf1aQ!wta0z1EXjnc2PkQUbvI3OSXdTe24QUkw_pnSddDnU7sML0xSksZvNsmUQdLVnTFqC0QDm8aCU7Z5QjHqZoOByvsMbkAWk8wg$

Monkeypox Pictures: What Do the Virus Lesions Look Like? The photos can be alarming, but monkeypox remains rare, with a rash that is usually gone within two to four weeks. The virus has been rarely seen outside central and western Africa, and cases outside those regions have been connected to travelers or imported animals https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newsweek.com/monkeypox-pictures-what-does-monkeypox-look-like-1709028__;!!On18fmf1aQ!wta0z1EXjnc2PkQUbvI3OSXdTe24QUkw_pnSddDnU7sML0xSksZvNsmUQdLVnTFqC0QDm8aCU7Z5QjHqZoOByvsMbuwAjnIQ$

Belgium  becomes first country to introduce compulsory monkeypox quarantine . Anyone testing positive must isolate for 21 days as 14 countries now confirm outbreaks and doctors warn of ‘significant rise’
in UK cases

A monkeypox vaccine was approved by the FDA in 2019. Here’s what to know about it as the virus spreads. A handful of cases of the rare but serious monkeypox virus have occurred in the US and other countries where it normally doesn’t spread, but there is a vaccine that can prevent serious disease. Here’s what to know about the Jynneos shot.

# Economy / Finance / Trade
Small businesses fear rising inflation, consider shutting down in
droves: The small business network Alignable released its small business inflation poll Monday, which found small businesses are very worried about rising inflation and its effect on the economy.

# Education / Schools
14 Students, One Teacher Dead After Mass Shooting at Texas Elementary School The shooter, identified as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, has also died, according to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/davidmack/uvalde-texas-elementary-school-shooting__;!!On18fmf1aQ!wta0z1EXjnc2PkQUbvI3OSXdTe24QUkw_pnSddDnU7sML0xSksZvNsmUQdLVnTFqC0QDm8aCU7Z5QjHqZoOByvsMbn3oHy1w$

Florida Is Banning “Social Justice” From its K-12 Textbooks. Social justice generally refers to the movement for equality in American society and against unfair treatment and unequal opportunities, and is often associated with movements against racism, sexism, and anti-LBGTQ rights.

# Employment / Labor
Why unions are coming to the new economy: And why the “you’re paid what you’re worth” mythology is being revealed as BS https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://robertreich.substack.com/p/the-youre-paid-what-youre-worth-bs?s=r__;!!On18fmf1aQ!wta0z1EXjnc2PkQUbvI3OSXdTe24QUkw_pnSddDnU7sML0xSksZvNsmUQdLVnTFqC0QDm8aCU7Z5QjHqZoOByvsMbuDuEIBs$

Unions in their present form no longer work for our new economy. If they want to play a role going forward they need to reinvent themselves. Time for a Law That Puts Workers, Not Unions, First. The Employee Rights Act of 2022, unlike Biden’s PRO Act, encourages innovation and job flexibility.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical A Gallon of Gas Now Costs More Than the Federal Minimum Wage. The federal minimum wage is $7.25—an amount that hasn’t been raised by Congress in more than a decade.

Oil giant consultant resigns, citing operations beyond ‘limits of our planetary systems’
“I can no longer work for a company that ignores all the alarms and dismisses the risks of climate change and ecological collapse.”

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure Invasive Jumping Earthworms Spotted in California: What grows up to eight inches long, is dark with a white band, can leap a foot in the air and is the latest threat to California’s forest ecosystems?

Banned DDT and PCBs Still Threaten Critically Endangered California Condors Despite being banned since the 1970s, DDT and PCBs are still affecting wildlife today, particularly the California condor, a critically endangered species.

Over 500 animal species haven’t been seen in 50 years but they’re still not officially extinct yet. Some could be lost forever, while others could live in areas difficult to reach https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.zmescience.com/science/over-500-animals-and-birds-could-be-lost-or-extinct-study-finds-23052022/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!wta0z1EXjnc2PkQUbvI3OSXdTe24QUkw_pnSddDnU7sML0xSksZvNsmUQdLVnTFqC0QDm8aCU7Z5QjHqZoOByvsMbpFG4V8V$

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Other What is the glycemic index (GI)? Carbohydrates are found in breads, cereals, fruits, vegetables, and dairy products. They’re an essential part of a healthy diet. When you eat any type of carb, your digestive system breaks it down into simple sugars that enter the bloodstream. Not all carbs are the same, as different types have unique effects on blood sugar.
The three GI ratings are:
Low: 55 or fewer
Medium: 56–69
High: 70 or more

‘Forever chemicals’ may have polluted 20m acres of US cropland, study says. PFAS-tainted sewage sludge is used as fertilizer in fields and report finds that about 20m acres of cropland could be contaminated. The analysis is an attempt to understand the scope of cropland contamination stemming from sewage sludge, or biosolids. Regulators don’t require sludge to be tested for PFAS or closely track where its spread, and public health advocates warn the practice is poisoning the nation’s food supply https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/may/08/us-cropland-may-be-contaminated-forever-chemicals-study__;!!On18fmf1aQ!wta0z1EXjnc2PkQUbvI3OSXdTe24QUkw_pnSddDnU7sML0xSksZvNsmUQdLVnTFqC0QDm8aCU7Z5QjHqZoOByvsMbpTIervv$

The U.S. Has Spent More Than $2 Billion on a Plan to Save Salmon. The Fish Are Vanishing Anyway. The U.S. government promised Native tribes in the Pacific Northwest that they could keep fishing as they’d always done. But instead of preserving wild salmon, it propped up a failing system of hatcheries. Now, that system is falling apart.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has chosen not to ban chemicals from food packaging that have been linked to serious health impacts including breast cancer, diabetes, asthma and brain development in children. Food packaging has been linked to serious health impacts including breast cancer, diabetes, asthma and brain development in children.

# General Information / Other News
It’s Trump vs. Pence in Georgia, Though Neither Is on the Ballot:
Georgia’s primaries bring Trump’s likely 2024 run into focus.

# Gov/ Politics US
Mike Pence is Prepared to Take On Donald Trump in 2024: Former Vice President Mike Pence has not officially declared whether he will launch a 2024 presidential run, but he has taken several steps that indicate he is prepared to face former President Donald Trump for the Republican nomination if he runs too.

Republicans Pressure Biden to Commit to War With China Over Taiwan:
After a White House statement appeared to walk back President Joe Biden’s commitment to help defend Taiwan from a Chinese invasion, several Republicans are calling for a firm commitment to a military response, should one be needed.

Anaheim mayor resigns amid FBI corruption investigation: “I hope that the people of Anaheim and our media continue to pursue the question of whether Harry Sidhu was acting alone.” Sidhu, a Republican, has not been charged with a crime, and a statement from his attorney Paul S. Meyer said a “fair and thorough investigation” would exonerate the mayor.
Elected officials in Anaheim had formally urged Sidhu to step aside.

GOP’s “Women’s Bill of Rights” Riddled With Attacks on Trans People: Far from recognizing women’s rights, one Harvard Law expert described the measure as being “solely about transphobia.”

Top Michigan GOP Governor Hopefuls Could Be Disqualified Over Forged Signatures Two top Republican gubernatorial candidates each submitted about 10,000 invalid signatures, the elections bureau found.

# Legal / DOJ
Longtime Trump Gatekeeper Subpoenaed by NY Attorney General: The former president’s executive assistant will face questions under oath next week about Trump’s financial statements.

DOJ to Agents: You Must Step in to Stop ‘Excessive Force’: The new policy obligates federal agents to take action if they witness law enforcement officials “engaging in excessive force.”

Washington State Sets Template for Protecting Kids’ Privacy in Court:
The Washington State Supreme Court has taken a bold step toward protecting children in the legal system by requiring them to be identified only by their initials in court documents. Will other states follow suit?

Lift the Supreme Court’s veil of secrecy: These nine individuals make decisions that affect every American. Why should they get to do it secretly?

State Farm Drops LGBTQ Kids Books Program After Backlash: “This program that included books about gender identity was intended to promote inclusivity. We will no longer support that program.”

Meet the Southern doctor fighting to help trans kids:  Dr. Izzy Lowell, an Atlanta-based family medicine doctor has worked for years to expand access to care for people transitioning, including minors. Lowell’s practice, Queer Med, offers puberty blockers and hormone therapy to nearly 3,000 trans and nonbinary patients across 14 states, via telemedicine as well as at her brick-and-mortar clinic in Atlanta, Georgia.

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
Cannabis users require more sedation for endoscopy: As cannabis is legalized in more places and usage rises, clinicians should be aware of patients’ habits and prepare themselves and their patients for increased sedation and accompanying risks, researchers said.

# Medical / Health Care
‘Bio-glue’ could mean end to surgical sutures, staples: Western biomaterials experts have developed the first-ever hydrophobic
(water-hating) fluid, which displaces body fluids surrounding an injury allowing for near-instantaneous gelling, sealing and healing of injured tissue.

Blood Test Can Predict Clinical Response to Immunotherapy in Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Penn study shows clinical outcomes correlate with higher ratio of mutations detected by liquid biopsy https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.pennmedicine.org/news/news-releases/2020/february/blood-test-can-predict-clinical-response-to-immunotherapy-in-metastatic-non-small-cell-lung-cancer__;!!On18fmf1aQ!wta0z1EXjnc2PkQUbvI3OSXdTe24QUkw_pnSddDnU7sML0xSksZvNsmUQdLVnTFqC0QDm8aCU7Z5QjHqZoOByvsMboUvw9TE$

Regulatory, patent reform needed for inhalers for asthma, COPD: Of the
62 inhalers approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration since 1986, few have offered novel drug innovations, according to a study published online May 17 in Health Affairs.

New head and neck cancer radiotherapy technique could deliver more robust treatment plan in shorter time. A new adaptive radiotherapy technique for head and neck cancer can deliver a more robust treatment plan in a shorter timeframe on MR-Linac, compared with the current method used by most radiotherapy centers.

Gout medicine may also help fight heart failure: The anti-inflammatory benefits of a common gout medicine may help save the lives of heart failure patients, researchers say.

Osteoporosis and a bone-healthy diet: Tips to keep your bones healthy.
Protecting your bone health is easier than you think. Understand how diet, physical activity and other lifestyle factors can affect your bone mass.

Pregnant People May Be Under Intensified Tech Surveillance in Post-Roe
U.S.: A new report forecasts a possible future where “antiquated abortion laws are enforced with cutting-edge technology.”

# Military / DOD
Plans revealed for U.S. to keep troops in Europe: The U.S. plans to keep
100,000 troops in Eastern Europe for the foreseeable future, potentially even increasing the number if it perceives a threat from Russia to NATO or its two new prospective members, Sweden and Finland, several officials told CNN on Friday https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thepressunited.com/updates/plans-revealed-for-us-to-keep-troops-in-europe/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!wta0z1EXjnc2PkQUbvI3OSXdTe24QUkw_pnSddDnU7sML0xSksZvNsmUQdLVnTFqC0QDm8aCU7Z5QjHqZoOByvsMbmWcix8Y$

# Military / Global
20 countries in US-led Ukraine Contact Group offer new military aid packages to help Ukrainians beat back invading Russians https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.stripes.com/theaters/us/2022-05-23/ukraine-russia-war-military-weapons-6104132.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!wta0z1EXjnc2PkQUbvI3OSXdTe24QUkw_pnSddDnU7sML0xSksZvNsmUQdLVnTFqC0QDm8aCU7Z5QjHqZoOByvsMbrLXPNTc$

# Science
New research may explain unexpected effects of common painkillers:
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen and aspirin are widely used to treat pain and inflammation. But even at similar doses, different NSAIDs can have unexpected and unexplained effects on many diseases, including heart disease and cancer.

Magnetic device isolates rarest white blood cells. Across the world, food allergies are on the rise. In order to advance the science of food allergies, and learn more about this elusive cell, engineers and clinicians at Stanford University have focused their attention on a way to isolate basophils.

# UFO Disclosure
House Panel to Hold Public Hearing on Unexplained Aerial Sightings:
Congress has not held any open hearings on U.F.O.s since the Air Force closed a public investigation known as Project Blue Book in early 1970.

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