Voices, The Peoples News
Dec. 3, 2020
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate
# Border / Immigration
Trump admin finally gives info to reunite families. “Among other things, information includes phone numbers that had not previously been known,”
Trump Administration Lags Reuniting Families Separated At Southern Border https://www.npr.org/2020/10/21/926051647/trump-administration-lags-reuniting-families-separated-at-southern-border
Vile: Trump Tweets Reno’s COVID Surge Unit ‘fake’ – Governor Says Trump ‘Unconsionable’
No Lockdown States Spreading the Virus Beyond Their Borders
Reinfections of COVID-19 Are Possible
More people are getting COVID-19 twice, suggesting immunity wanes quickly in some https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/11/more-people-are-getting-covid-19-twice-suggesting-immunity-wanes-quickly-some
Pfizer and BioNTech Achieve First Authorization for COVID-19 Vaccine https://www.pfizer.com/news/press-release/press-release-detail/pfizer-and-biontech-achieve-first-authorization-world
Moderna plans to begin testing its coronavirus vaccine in children 12 to 17. Moderna’s vaccine has not yet been studied in children or pregnant women. In the new clinical trial in adolescents, girls past puberty will be tested before each injection to make sure they are not pregnant.
COVID survivors being rejected for life insurance.
Former Head of Pfizer Research Says Vaccine Can Make Females Infertile https://healthimpactnews.com/2020/breaking-uk-first-to-approve-pfizer-covid-vaccine-as-former-head-of-pfizer-research-says-vaccine-can-make-females-infertile/
Pfizer’s long history of scandals, and the fact that they have never been held to account for their crimes, continues to be ignored by the media, even as its experimental mRNA vaccine candidate for Covid-19 draws ever closer to US government approval.
Under CARES Act, These Moms Should Be Home. They Remain in COVID-Filled Prisons.
# Economy / Trade
Top Democrats Back Compromise Plan to Revive Stimulus Talks
Trump backs Senate GOP’s pay freeze for federal workers while giving the rich a $1.5 trillion tax cut. Unions representing federal workers have denounced the proposed pay freeze as “insulting” and a “cruel slap in the face.”
The F schedule, a new classification by Executive Order. Civil servants getting the golden shower treatment
# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
Columbus utility a nonprofit funded by American Electric Power gave
$900,000 over three years to two “dark money” groups at the center of the state’s power plant subsidy law scandal.
# Environment / Climate / Interior
Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’ Were Dropped Over Millions of Acres via Aerial Pesticide, Tests Reveal https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/12/01/tests-reveal-toxic-forever-chemicals-aerial-pesticide-showered-over-millions-acres
# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Singapore becomes first country to approve consumption of lab-grown meat https://www.zmescience.com/science/singapore-becomes-first-country-to-approve-consumption-of-lab-grown-meat/
Tyson exploits consumers just like its animals and the workers who raise them.
Vulnerable workers, abused animals and a rigged system are the foundation of an unethical, destructive business model.
# General News
A new mystery metal monolith has appeared on the top of a mountain in California — a week after a similar structure was pictured in the deserts of Utah.
Mystery continues: Strange metal monolith now spotted in Romania after disappearing from Utah desert https://www.wionews.com/world/mystery-continues-strange-metal-monolith-now-spotted-in-romania-after-disappearing-from-utah-desert-346664?amp_js_v=a6&_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQHKAFQArABIA==
Airlines in the US can now ban emotional support animals from flights.
Only dogs will be considered as legitimate “service animals” on flights, according to a new US rule.
# Global Politics and other news
Warning: Possible WMD Attacks in Europe (raw intel report) https://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/12/02/warning-possible-wmd-attacks-in-europe-raw-intel-report/
Missile-proof ‘French Pentagon’ will help fight terrorism. France’s army chiefs are moving into their new defence ministry, aimed at allowing a quicker response to the threats faced by the country — especially terrorism.
Afghan government and Taliban representatives said they had reached a preliminary deal to press on with peace talks, their first written agreement in 19 years of war in Afghanistan.
Syria Falls Victim to US Highway Robbery. American military convoys to Iraqi territory from Syria are of oil stolen by the United States from Syria.
# Gov / Politics
Michael Flynn calls for Trump to suspend the constitution and declare martial law to re-run election https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-election-2020/michael-flynn-suspend-constitution-martial-law-trump-reelection-b1765467.html
As The Associated Press reported, Trump’s remarks raised questions about how far he can go to grind the gears before Jan. 20, including possibly encouraging Republicans in Congress to block certification of the election results.
Air Force veteran Harold Pope Jr. is New Mexico’s first Black state senator. The born and raised Puebloan will become the first Black state senator in the history of New Mexico after he won the District 23 State Senate election over Republican incumbent Sander Rue.
New documents reveal Trump and Kushner are ‘major beneficiaries’ of pandemic loan program https://www.rawstory.com/2020/12/new-documents-reveal-trump-and-kushner-are-major-beneficiaries-of-loan-program/
President-elect Joe Biden’s Cabinet is quickly taking shape, but there is growing dissent from Black lawmakers and activists surrounding his picks, as only two Black Americans have been chosen so far.
Biden Says He’ll Try To Return To Iran Deal, Keep Phase One China Deal https://nypost.com/2020/12/02/biden-says-hell-try-to-return-to-iran-deal-keep-china-deal/
With the clock ticking toward a Joe Biden administration in January, the country faces a significant risk that the Trump administration will destroy records of his time in office, motivated in part by the president’s desire to avoid accountability for his actions.
Bill Barr Just Set a Time Bomb for President Biden. Anything that Barr does should be viewed through the prism of politics rather than the law, and especially this.
Republican senators say President Trump should proceed cautiously in granting pardons during his final weeks in office.
The Dangerous Possibilities of Trump’s Pardon Power. Trump has used pardons to reward loyalty and tweak perceived enemies. In the last weeks of his Presidency, he may use them to protect his associates—and himself.
Donald Trump’s Latest Grift May Be His Most Cynical Yet https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/donald-trumps-latest-grift-may-be-his-most-cynical-yet
Rethinking the Poverty Measure: The Biden administration can on its own authority change the poverty calculation, and challenge the narrative of who is poor and why.
# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Ivanka Trump Questioned Under Oath in Lawsuit Over Use of Inauguration Funds https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-inauguration/ivanka-trump-questioned-under-oath-in-lawsuit-over-use-of-inauguration-funds-idUSKBN28D05K
# Medical / Global
President-elect Joe Biden asked Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, to serve as his chief medical adviser.
# Military / DOD
Milley: U.S. debating how many troops to keep in Somalia as al-Shabab remains a threat to America
Gut-wrenching footage documents Arecibo telescope’s collapse https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-03421-y
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