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http://thesandarenaballerina.com/2018/01/aphrodite-tech-stirrups-product-review/ October 5, 2021
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# Border / Immigration
Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Donald Trump’s Plan to Use $3.6 Billion for Border Wall. The Court’s Monday ruling called for a reassessment of the case, given the new circumstances under which the project is being considered and with a different administration in the White House.
What’s the difference between COVID booster shot and third dose? The booster is only for people who got the Pfizer vaccine. It’s given six months after your second dose. It’s recommended for people over the age of 65, adults working in long-term care settings, and those 50-64 with underlying conditions. The third dose is for people who got the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, and because of immune issues may not have worked properly. The additional dose can be given 28 days after the second shot.
CDC Data Shows This Group Of Fully Vaxxed People Are Most Likely To Get A Breakthrough Infection. As of April 30, 2021, approximately 101 million persons in the United States had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. However, during the surveillance period, SARS-CoV-2 transmission continued at high levels in many parts of the country https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7021e3.htm__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lxyMqIMY4YWiQyD2l1yKyFmrhAs72fvb6mndmm0tvmxGezDejV-YiMwVzYoCQWhh8Ui1$
Why full FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine wasn’t the ‘silver bullet’
for vaccination rates
Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness drops after 6 months -study https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcjaPXytG5Q__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lxyMqIMY4YWiQyD2l1yKyFmrhAs72fvb6mndmm0tvmxGezDejV-YiMwVzYoCQTLOzZjP$
New Covid Vaccine May be Needed Next Year, BioNTech CEO Says. The scientist who helped develop the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine said a new version of the shot may be needed next year to protect against the virus.
Alameda County revises COVID-19 death count by 25%: According to the Health Department, the 25% decrease was made to comply with the state’s definition of a COVID-19 death, which requires COVID-19 to be a direct or contributing factor or a situation in which it can’t be ruled out.
An appeal for an objective, open, and transparent scientific debate about the origin of SARS-CoV-2 https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)02019-5/fulltext__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lxyMqIMY4YWiQyD2l1yKyFmrhAs72fvb6mndmm0tvmxGezDejV-YiMwVzYoCQUIqk0nU$
C.D.C. Chief Overrules Agency Panel and Recommends Pfizer-BioNTech Boosters for Workers at Risk https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/24/world/covid-boosters-vaccine-cdc-director.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lxyMqIMY4YWiQyD2l1yKyFmrhAs72fvb6mndmm0tvmxGezDejV-YiMwVzYoCQU19ydak$
COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Could Mean Billions for Drugmakers https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-business-science-health-coronavirus-vaccine-5305defac283ac5f352bc47fcb74c82b__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lxyMqIMY4YWiQyD2l1yKyFmrhAs72fvb6mndmm0tvmxGezDejV-YiMwVzYoCQeBiUPl1$
YouTube is banning prominent anti-vaccine activists and blocking all anti-vaccine content https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/09/29/youtube-ban-joseph-mercola/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lxyMqIMY4YWiQyD2l1yKyFmrhAs72fvb6mndmm0tvmxGezDejV-YiMwVzYoCQaPpuvSj$
# Economy / Finance / Trade
‘Pandora papers’ show London is a key hub for tax avoidance https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://apnews.com/article/business-london-europe-media-f91432c785e4e06a8fb2c7370d4ca63d__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lxyMqIMY4YWiQyD2l1yKyFmrhAs72fvb6mndmm0tvmxGezDejV-YiMwVzYoCQQ4V9j-w$
Biden proposal to give IRS more access to your bank account a ‘truly dumb idea’: Rep. Kustoff. The Biden proposal means a ‘gross invasion of privacy,” the Tennessee lawmaker said. Their plan is to essentially audit every single account where there’s a $600 transaction.
Raising the Debt Ceiling Is Now a Slightly Less Nightmarish Task.
Republicans should share the burden of this unpopular chore, since (a) much of the debt involved was run up under Republican presidents and (b) Democrats accommodated Republicans on debt-limit relief during the Trump presidency.
What is ‘reconciliation,’ and why is it holding up the infrastructure package?
WH: GOP spent like ‘drunken sailors’ – now must pay: White House press secretary Jen Psaki bluntly calls out GOP lawmakers about their spending during the Trump era and their refusal now to raise the national debt limit. Psaki said they “spent like drunken sailors,” during the last four years.
What Does Mitch McConnell Want in the Debt Ceiling Discussions? “Your lieutenants in Congress must understand that you do not want your unified Democratic government to sleepwalk toward an avoidable catastrophe when they have had nearly three months’ notice to do their job,” McConnell wrote.
Byron Donalds: Joe Biden has no credibility, is ‘gaslighting’ the American people with debt ceiling talks. Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla., a member of the House Budget Committee, reacts to President Biden’s criticism of the Republican Party https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/byron-donalds-joe-biden-has-no-credibility-is-gaslighting-the-american-people-with-debt-ceiling-talks/vi-AAP8l5Q?ocid=winp1taskbar__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lxyMqIMY4YWiQyD2l1yKyFmrhAs72fvb6mndmm0tvmxGezDejV-YiMwVzYoCQcGpxWa_$
# Education / Schools
Inside the Right’s Plan to Rebrand Sex Ed as ‘Child Porn’: Their new tactics include harassing school boards and calling the cops on librarians.
Attorney General Merrick Garland Says FBI Will Assist Schools Facing Violence From Anti-Mask Parents. The order comes a week after the National School Boards Association called for the Biden administration to step in.
# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Consumers soon will face severe electricity bill shock: Valery Chow of Wood Mackenzie says coal becomes the fallback option in light of the natural gas crisis.
# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals / Global # Environment / Climate / Interior Dead fish and birds are washing up on the coast of Southern California after more than 125,000 gallons of oil spilled into the Pacific Ocean https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.yahoo.com/news/dead-fish-birds-washing-coast-020641339.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lxyMqIMY4YWiQyD2l1yKyFmrhAs72fvb6mndmm0tvmxGezDejV-YiMwVzYoCQdTkNds1$
Massive California oil spill was reported Friday. But nobody told the millions who went to the beaches.
Did an anchor strike the pipeline? Cause of California oil spill catastrophe could be determined today https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/10/05/what-caused-california-oil-spill/6001096001/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lxyMqIMY4YWiQyD2l1yKyFmrhAs72fvb6mndmm0tvmxGezDejV-YiMwVzYoCQegAAf3O$
# Environment / Climate / Global
Melting permafrost could release nuclear waste and deadly viruses. As climate change warms the Arctic, melting ice could release hazardous chemicals and radioactive material dating to the Cold War. Vanishing permafrost could also free viruses and bacteria that have slumbered beneath Arctic ice for tens of thousands of years, a new study shows.
# Food / GMOs / Chemicals / Other
Food Shortages: Grocery shoppers have been vocal about all the shortages they are seeing on shelves right now, and employees are joining in https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.eatthis.com/news-walmart-shortages-october-2021/?utm_source=msn&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=msn-feed__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lxyMqIMY4YWiQyD2l1yKyFmrhAs72fvb6mndmm0tvmxGezDejV-YiMwVzYoCQRwe1rlL$
In lawsuit over stranded pollock, judge denies seafood harvester temporary relief. The company says that the fines have left tons of U.S.-bound fish stuck in Canada, and that last week’s ruling may delay delivery even further.
# Food Recalls / Alerts
Mice in the spice. Ready-to-eat spices and food additives exposed to widespread rodent infestation were seized by the FDA. More than 25,000 boxes and bags of bulk spices and food additives stored in a Miami warehouse were seized by federal agents on Friday due to widespread “insanitary conditions,” reports CNN.
# Global Politics and other news
Taiwan preparing for possible war with China following a series of increasingly aggressive military activity from Beijing, with Taipei’s foreign minister warning that should the nation attack, it would “suffer tremendously.”
As China-Taiwan Tensions Rise, Japan Begins Preparing for Possible Conflict Tokyo’s leaders are speaking up about risks over Taiwan and urging closer cooperation with the U.S.
China is trying to reshape its economy- here’s why that matters to the U.S.
# Gov / Politics
Joe Biden Vows to Defend Senkaku Islands If Attacked by China https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://washingtonnewsday.com/world/if-china-attacks-the-senkaku-islands-joe-biden-promises-to-defend-them/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lxyMqIMY4YWiQyD2l1yKyFmrhAs72fvb6mndmm0tvmxGezDejV-YiMwVzYoCQfrqVBTH$
Ex-White House press secretary warns Trump ‘will be about revenge’ if reelected https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/10/04/trump-wants-revenge-if-reelected-stephanie-grisham-says/5994439001/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lxyMqIMY4YWiQyD2l1yKyFmrhAs72fvb6mndmm0tvmxGezDejV-YiMwVzYoCQelUhJcB$
Bernie Sanders Explains Why Most Media Coverage of Reconciliation Fight Is Corporate Con Job. “There’s a big disconnect between the corporate media and working people,” said the senator.
# Law Enforcement
Dog the Bounty Hunter Says Search For Brian Laundrie is Becoming ‘More Dangerous’ as he hands over key evidence for DNA testing https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.the-sun.com/news/3795150/dog-bounty-hunter-brian-laundrie-search/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lxyMqIMY4YWiQyD2l1yKyFmrhAs72fvb6mndmm0tvmxGezDejV-YiMwVzYoCQVanxzwC$
Houston Galleria-area shooting that killed New Orleans detective pinned to crime ring, police say. A heist of a $100,000 watch and the robbery murder of a League City man are among cases tied to group, police say.
# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Harris County judge routinely rules against DA motions to keep violent criminals in jail: KHOU 11 Investigates: The Harris County judge under fire for previously granting bond to an accused cop-killer has a history of not keeping habitual offenders in jail, a KHOU 11 analysis of court records has found.
Century-old racist US Supreme Court cases still rule over millions of Americans The 4 million inhabitants of five U.S. territories – Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Northern Marianas Islands, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands – do not have the full protection of the Constitution, because of a series of Supreme Court cases dating back to 1901 that are based on archaic, often racist language and reasoning.
Former prosecutor and police officer Phil Holloway said that if Brian Laundrie’s family sent law enforcement on a ‘wild goose chase’ they would be in serious legal trouble.
Brian Laundrie’s sister, Cassie, breaks her silence and says her parents’ lawyer advised them not to talk to her. “I’m in the boat where I’m getting ignored by my family and thrown under the bus by my family’s lawyer,” she said.
Judge Will Haul Trump in for Questioning in Zervos Lawsuit. It would be the first time Donald Trump has been questioned under oath in court since his inauguration.
Human Rights Attorney Sentenced to Prison After Winning Case Against Chevron. A pro-Chevron judge sentenced Steven Donziger to prison for refusing to hand Chevron confidential client communications.
The Pandemic Forced My Transgender Wife to Fight Our Insurer Over Hormones https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://californiahealthline.org/news/article/transgender-care-hormone-treatment-insurance-battles-pandemic/?fr=operanews__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lxyMqIMY4YWiQyD2l1yKyFmrhAs72fvb6mndmm0tvmxGezDejV-YiMwVzYoCQQeRlnQ0$
Yes, your mail is getting slower, America. The postmaster general’s changes at the US Postal Service are causing longer delivery times.
# Medical / Health
Francis Collins, who served under Presidents Biden, Trump and Obama, is stepping down as director of the National Institutes of Health.
Yezo Virus, New Disease That Infects Humans, Discovered in Japan. The Yezo virus was discovered after a 41-year-old man was admitted to the hospital in 2019 with fever and leg pain after being bitten by an arthropod believed to be a tick.
Oklahoma judge blocks 2 abortion laws, allows 3 others. An Oklahoma judge on Monday temporarily blocked two new anti-abortion laws from taking effect next month, including a measure similar to a Texas abortion ban that effectively bans the procedure after about six weeks of pregnancy.
# Other News
Bridge connecting Michigan and Canada shut down to traffic due to discovery of possible explosives https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://news.yahoo.com/bridge-connecting-michigan-canada-shut-171245045.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lxyMqIMY4YWiQyD2l1yKyFmrhAs72fvb6mndmm0tvmxGezDejV-YiMwVzYoCQdZiKxLY$
The brutal trade in enslaved people within the US has been largely whitewashed out of history. They did not appear to know that by the time slavery ended in 1865, more than 1 million enslaved people had been forcibly moved across state lines in their own country, or that hundreds of thousands more had been bought and sold within individual states.
‘Landlord From Hell’ Tortured Black Tenants During COVID: Renters hope that David Merryman will finally get his due now that the Virginia attorney general has slapped the landlord with an $8 million housing discrimination suit.
Government secretly orders Google to track anyone searching certain names, addresses, and phone numbers https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/fed-govt-secretly-orders-google-track-anyone-searched-certain-names-addresses-phone-numbers__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lxyMqIMY4YWiQyD2l1yKyFmrhAs72fvb6mndmm0tvmxGezDejV-YiMwVzYoCQXqBJ5CN$
A tough day for Facebook, again: The Senate Commerce subcommittee on consumer protection touched on algorithmic amplification of dangerous content, Facebook’s approach to moderation outside of the U.S. and how to craft policy. Here are the biggest takeaways.
Nine-in-ten Voters in key frontline districts support candidates who ensure U.S. tech remains globally competitive. A new survey released by Ipsos in partnership with the American Edge Project (AEP) shows that voters in frontline districts want their elected officials to focus on issues of national security, jobs, and health care as opposed to breaking up tech companies.
Google is about to turn on two-factor authentication by default for millions of users. And it’s reminding you to set up the Inactive Account Manager while you still can https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/5/22710421/google-security-2fa-inactive-account-management__;!!On18fmf1aQ!lxyMqIMY4YWiQyD2l1yKyFmrhAs72fvb6mndmm0tvmxGezDejV-YiMwVzYoCQV79RTZS$
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