Voices, The Peoples News No. 2020-12-17

Voices, The Peoples News

December 17, 2020
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
Trump’s impact on Indian Country over four years. From legal decisions to on-the-ground policies, Indigenous lawyers describe the administration’s tactics as an “onslaught” removing federal protections of land and wildlife.

# Border / Immigration
Secret emails show the moment a top ICE lawyer tried — and failed — to get deported children flown back to the US https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/secret-emails-ice-deportation-flight-guatemala

# CoronaVirus
Pharmacists are finding extra doses in vials of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, but some already tossed the vials after administering the number of doses officially noted.

New Covid strain has ‘striking’ amount of mutations. Members of the UK’s
Covid-19 Genomics UK Consortium (COG-UK), who have been investigating the evolved strain, say they have uncovered 17 alterations, which they described as ‘a lot’.

HEROES Act to give $350 million in coronavirus aid to 50 of the richest communities nationwide, auditors reveal. “Should American taxpayers from lower-income areas be subsidizing the lifestyles of the rich and famous?”

FDA panel endorses Moderna COVID-19 vaccine https://www.statnews.com/2020/12/17/moderna-vaccine-fda-panel/

Some confusion as the vaccine rolls out…Governors say the CDC is cutting vaccine allocations. At least four state governors were told by the federal government to expect fewer coronavirus vaccine doses next week than had been originally planned.

# Economy / Trade
Congressional leaders add stimulus checks to $900 billion relief package as they near deal. Congressional leaders add stimulus checks to $900 billion relief package as they near deal.

Trump Blocks $200M In Medicaid Funds For California https://khn.org/morning-breakout/trump-blocks-200m-in-medicaid-funds-for-california/

Medicaid, CHIP Enrollment Up Nearly 6% During Pandemic; Poverty Grows https://khn.org/morning-breakout/medicaid-chip-enrollment-jumped-nearly-6-in-pandemics-early-months/

The Tax Time Bomb Congress Can Defuse. Unemployed individuals owe taxes on benefits, at the federal level and in 34 states.

GOP Push to Keep Stimulus Check From People on Unemployment Draws Outrage The effort comes after the GOP already reportedly succeeded in paring back the duration of unemployment benefits.

‘Sick’: Most Profitable US Companies Fired Workers, Enriched Shareholders During Pandemic https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/12/17/sick-most-profitable-us-companies-fired-workers-enriched-shareholders-during

‘Gratuitously Cruel’: Outrage as GOP Tries to Prevent People on Unemployment From Also Receiving Stimulus Check https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/12/17/gratuitously-cruel-outrage-gop-tries-prevent-people-unemployment-also-receiving

# Education / Schools
A school superintendent sent out a snow day announcement that’s making everyone emotional. “It is a time of renewed wonder at all the beautiful things that each season holds. A reminder of how fleeting a childhood can be. An opportunity to make some memories with your family that you hold on to for life.”

# Employment
Jobless Claims Are Headed ‘in the Wrong Direction.’ Another 885,000 people filed new jobless claims in the U.S. last week.

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Logging Near Yellowstone. The project will destroy nearly 66 square miles of important wildlife habitat.

Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) has been selected to lead the Interior Department in President-elect Joe Biden’s administration, making history as the first Native American tapped for a Cabinet position.

Scientists report unusual seismic activity in Antarctica: over 30,000 tremors https://www.zmescience.com/science/scientists-report-unusual-seismic-activity-in-antarctica-over-30000-tremors/

New projections warn that Greenland’s ice sheet will see 60% more melt than estimated https://www.zmescience.com/science/greenland-faster-melting-235635756/

Brain-eating amoeba infections expanding to Northern U.S. The organisms’
expanded range may be due to increased temperatures from climate change.

# Global Politics and other news
Air Force in Europe seeks defense against Chinese drones and Russian cruise missiles

Russian Forces Establish Presence On Syrian-Iraqi Border. Attacks on Iranian-backed forces there, have been conducted by Israel and the US-led coalition in support of the ISIS agenda.

# Gov / Politics
McConnell getting much of what he wants in emerging relief deal https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/530594-mcconnell-getting-much-of-what-he-wants-in-emerging-relief-deal

Pence Plans to Admit Trump Lost Then Flee Country: The very same day that he affirms Trump’s defeat, the vice president is reportedly going to head off for a week-long trip to the Middle East and Europe.

No, the US didn’t bomb 50,000 Chinese troops as they tried to invade Maine.
Every evolution of American politics gets the conspiracy theories it deserves https://taskandpurpose.com/news/china-invasion-conspiracy-theory/

Did Trump deliberately pursue genocide via his ‘herd immunity’ strategy?
“We want them infected,” reads an email from former Trump administration adviser Paul Alexander.

Instead of Propping Up a Dying Empire, It’s Time to Finally End U.S.
Wars. The “war on terror” has truly become a war of generations.

‘Republican Party Doesn’t Give a Damn About You’: McConnell Admits Direct Checks Only Included to Help GOP Win in Georgia https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/12/17/republican-party-doesnt-give-damn-about-you-mcconnell-admits-direct-checks-only

Congress is barreling toward a rare weekend session as lawmakers race to wrap up a sweeping agreement to fund the government and provide badly needed coronavirus relief.

# Law Enforcement
These Rogue Sheriffs Won’t Even Give Their Prisoners Masks. The Daily Beast contacted 35 sheriff’s offices where leaders have vocally opposed mask mandates. Of the respondents, only four have enforced mask policies at detention centers.

Kansas Deputy Intentionally Ran Over Black Man: Lawsuit. Lionel Womack, a former police detective, alleges in a federal lawsuit that a Kansas sheriff’s deputy purposely ran him over during an Aug. 15 traffic stop.

Delaware Senator Sarah McBride’s historic election win made her the highest ranking, openly trans government official in U.S. history.

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
The Senate unanimously passed a marijuana research bill—one week after the House also approved separate cannabis science legislation.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) sent lawmakers a budget proposal that funds steps to prepare for the legalization of marijuana as well as expungements of past cannabis records.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) filed a new bill to triple the concentration of THC that can be in legal hemp crops, and make changes to federal rules to address the industry’s concerns.

# Military / DOD
Air Force gets closer to ‘Skynet’ as artificial intelligence makes U-2 flight, paging John Connor.

# Social
Will a multimillion-dollar dock help a remote Alaska community get more services?
Alaska’s marine highway still faces uncertainty under severe budget cuts.

# Technology
Russia’s massive hack demands a reckoning for U.S. cyber defenses https://wapo.st/3ahTbFL

38 States, Territories File Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google. It’s the third lawsuit against Google’s business practices in the past two months.

# Veterans / VA
Biden’s pick for VA secretary vows to ‘fight like hell’ for veterans.

Congress passes sweeping end-of-year veterans bill. Congress approved a bill Wednesday that increases resources for homeless veterans, creates a Department of Veterans Affairs advisory committee for Native American veterans and mandates that every VA hospital hire a dedicated women’s health provider, among dozens of other measures.

Veterans organizations urge Trump to fire VA chief Wilkie. Congressional aide claims that she was sexually assaulted at a VA hospital.

The Department of Veterans Affairs will start billing veterans again for medical debts in January https://www.dav.org/learn-more/news/2020/va-to-resume-debt-collections-in-the-new-year/

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2020-12-15

Voices, The Peoples News

December 15, 2020
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
Jesuits to return 525 acres of South Dakota land to Rosebud Sioux Tribe https://www.ncronline.org/news/justice/jesuits-return-525-acres-south-dakota-land-rosebud-sioux

Hopi Tribe pushes for solutions for many without clean drinking water.
Some Hopi families don’t have running water. Many others have water tainted with arsenic. Steps toward fixes are finally taking shape.

Yakama Nation calls for removal of Columbia River dams. “The false religious doctrine of Christian discovery was used by the United States to perpetuate crimes of genocide and forced displacement against Native Peoples. The Columbia River dams were built on this false legal foundation, and decimated the Yakama Nation’s fisheries, traditional foods, and cultural sites.”

Why the U.S. is terrible at collecting Indigenous data. Abigail Echo-Hawk discusses the state of Indigenous public health.

# Archaeology
Researchers Uncover 2,000-Year-Old Maya Water Filtration System

‘Sistine Chapel of the ancients’ rock art discovered in remote Amazon forest https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/nov/29/sistine-chapel-of-the-ancients-rock-art-discovered-in-remote-amazon-forest

Drought Has Revealed Spain’s Long-Submerged ‘Stonehenge.’ Up close with the 7,000-year-old Dolmen of Guadalperal.

Discovered: More Skulls in Ghoulish Aztec ‘Tower of Skulls.’ This brings the tower’s total to over 600 skulls.

# CoronaVirus
How Science Beat the Virus. And what it lost in the process https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/01/science-covid-19-manhattan-project/617262/?utm_source=pocket-newtab

SARS-2: “China, US, NATO & Five Eyes Intelligences conceal Manmade Virus’ origin”. Shocking claims by Israeli officer Bio-Weapons expert https://www.gospanews.net/en/2020/12/15/sars-2-intel-of-china-us-nato-five-eyes-conceal-orgin-of-virus-manmade-shocking-claims-by-a-former-israeli-officer-bio-weapons-expert/

Key Genes Related to Severe COVID-19 Infection Identified. Differences in the expression of genes associated with antiviral immunity and lung inflammation may contribute to a more serious COVID-19 infection.

An Austrian parliamentary member exposed the defectiveness of the government’s COVID-19 tests by demonstrating in the parliament how a glass of Coca Cola tested positive for COVID-19.

Moderna Vax Will Be Authorized Friday, 6 Million Ready: The FDA released data Tuesday morning confirming Moderna’s earlier assessment that its vaccine had an efficacy rate of 94.1 percent.

FDA Okays Take-Home COVID-19 Test for Over-the-Counter Sale. So-called antigen tests like these have been criticized as less accurate than slower PCR tests.

Pediatricians Want Kids to Be Part of COVID Vaccine Trials https://khn.org/news/article/pediatricians-want-kids-to-be-part-of-covid-vaccine-trials/

Wondering What’s In The Pfizer Vaccine? Here Are The Ingredients https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/12/12/pfizer-covid-vaccine-ingredient-list-nothing-too-surprising-there/6520511002/

FDA Approves First-of-its-Kind Intentional Genomic Alteration in Line of Domestic Pigs for Both Human Food, Potential Therapeutic Uses, Alteration intended to eliminate alpha-gal sugar on surface of pigs’ cells https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-approves-first-its-kind-intentional-genomic-alteration-line-domestic-pigs-both-human-food

‘It Never Had to Be Like This’: 300,000 Dead in US From Covid-19 Under Donald J. Trump “It is equal to a 9/11 attack every day for more than 100 days.”

# Economy / Trade
Sanders, Hawley embrace odd couple status in push for stimulus checks.
Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) are emerging as Congress’s latest odd couple as they push for a second round of stimulus checks https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/530192-sanders-hawley-embrace-odd-couple-status-in-push-for-stimulus-checks

U.S. Sanctions Turkey over Purchase of Russian-Made Missile Defense System https://www.defensenews.com/pentagon/2020/12/14/us-sanctions-nato-ally-turkey-over-purchase-of-russian-missile-defense-system/

What Biden Can Do to Boost the Economy Without Any Help From Congress.
It’s less than GOP cooperation would achieve, but it could still make a huge difference.

Inadequate COVID Stimulus Is Pushing Cities and States to Make Draconian Cuts.
As cities and states stare down a growing financial apocalypse, they have begun to slash vital public services.

Relief Package Gives Retroactive Immunity to Corporations From COVID Lawsuits. The draft’s provision would override labor laws and stifle OSHA enforcement.

# Employment
Employment is worse than the headline rate, probably close to 9.6 percent. (Calculated Risk)

Thanks to GOP Stonewalling, Experts Say Congress ‘Already Too Late’ to Prevent Lapse in Unemployment Benefits https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/12/14/thanks-gop-stonewalling-experts-say-congress-already-too-late-prevent-lapse

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
Pipelines Are Safe, Coal Is Strong, and Pigs Fly.  Murray Energy, the country’s largest underground mining corporation, just became the eighth coal company to declare bankruptcy this year https://www.sierraclub.org/articles/2019/11/pipelines-coal-fossil-fuel-industry-lies

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining Global
Alberta’s oilsands tailings ponds are leaking. Now what?

Lawsuit over proposed fossil fuel railway in Utah moves forward. The plaintiff says funding earmarked for the project was meant for communities ‘to alleviate the boom and bust cycle of energy production.’

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Some Good 2020 News: Salmon Spawning In Upper Columbia River After 80 Years | Northwest Public Broadcasting https://www.nwpb.org/2020/12/13/some-good-2020-news-salmon-spawning-in-upper-columbia-river-after-80-years/

12 Trump Attacks on the Environment Since the Election https://www.ecowatch.com/trump-attacks-environment-election-2649477513.html

# Environment / Climate / Interior Global A Bolivian ‘cloud forest’ reveals a bonanza of new species. An expedition into a steep, remote mountain area unveils discoveries of strange frogs, snakes, and plants—and the return of species thought to be extinct.

# Global Politics and other news
Reputed Election Rigger that Put Trump in Office as Putin’s Puppet Dead from ‘Accident’

Putin Accepts Biden’s Victory, Leaving Trump Standing Alone. The Russian president was the final major global leader who hadn’t acknowledged Trump’s defeat—excluding, of course, Trump himself.

Netanyahu’s potential far-right successors. While every society has had to deal with its own right-wing fanatics, Israel has provided them with a platform, funding, and weapons of mass destruction, sending them skyrocketing to the highest echelons of power.

Sunday Times claims Russian secret agents poisoned Navalny twice. The Sunday Times has given up any pretence of critical journalism https://granthshala.com/asia/captain-breeches-the-sunday-times-claims-that-navalny-was-poisoned-twice-which-comes-down-from-western-narratives-on-conflicting-figures/

# Gov / Politics
Fauci: Biden Must Be Vaccinated ASAP for Security Reasons. The top doctor also argued that President Donald Trump should get the vaccine, even though he probably still has antibodies from his October infection.

US Hit with ‘Cyber-Pearl Harbor’ – Analyzing Russian Cyberespionage Campaign & What It Means for Breaches https://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/12/14/us-hit-with-cyber-pearl-harbor-analyzing-russian-cyberespionage-campaign-what-it-means-for-breaches/

Ex-envoy to Syria admits US war plan against Assad and abandonment of Kurds https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/ex-envoy-to-syria-admits-us-war-plan-against-assad-and-abandonment-of-kurds/

Tribal leaders respond to the idea of an Indigenous Interior secretary Representation is important, and so are policy decisions impacting tribes on the ground.

America’s Most Reliable Voter: New Year, New Leaders: What’s Next for the 50+ Voter? America’s most reliable voters, the 50+ community, made their voices heard and newly elected officials all across the nation will soon take their seats.

Biden taps Buttigieg to serve as Transportation secretary. Buttigieg would be the first openly gay Cabinet secretary to be confirmed by the Senate if installed in the position.

Sanders Says Congress ‘Cannot Go Home for Christmas Holidays’ Without Delivering $1,200 Direct Payments. “Congress should be working 24 hours, seven days a week until we pass a bill that provides emergency assistance to the American people in their time of need.”

Steve Bannon has been outed for his involvement in running a network of misinformation pages on Facebook. Who could have possibly seen this coming.

# Law Enforcement
As COVID Surges Behind Bars in California, Why Is San Quentin Transferring Hundreds of Prisoners? Prisons across the U.S. are facing their greatest swell in COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Hundreds of Black people are in prison for life even though some jurors thought they were innocent. The Supreme Court will soon weigh whether to help people still serving split-jury sentences.

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
The New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee approved a revised bill to implement legal marijuana sales—with floor votes expected on Thursday, though equity advocates still have concerns about provisions.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse is proposing to extend the University of Mississippi’s monopoly contract to cultivate marijuana for research “without providing for full and open competition” while the Drug Enforcement Administration stalls the process of licensing additional growers.

Several Virginia lawmakers are insisting that equity and expungements be at the center of the upcoming governor-supported marijuana legalization push in 2021.

Georgia’s Senate Runoffs Could Decide Federal Marijuana Policy In 2021:
Here’s Where The Candidates Stand

# Medical / Health
Melania Does the Unthinkable, Removes Mask at Kid’s Hospital. The first lady made her annual visit to the Children’s National Hospital despite skyrocketing numbers of coronavirus cases and deaths in the U.S.

# Science
The sun is awakening with ‘solar storms’ that could affect Earth https://us.newschant.com/weather/the-sun-is-awakening-with-solar-storms-that-could-affect-earth/

Physics Explains Why Time Passes Faster As You Age. Mind time cannot be measured on a watch.

Top 10 Myths About Bedbugs. The insects, making a comeback around the globe, cannot fly and are really not interested in hanging out on your body—but they do occasionally bite during the day.

# Social
More Americans Are Shoplifting to Feed Themselves During the Pandemic, Report Says. With no government aid in sight, The Washington Post found people turning to stealing essentials just to survive.

# Space
‘Great conjunction’ of Jupiter and Saturn will form a ‘Christmas Star’, their closest encounter in almost 400 years on the solstice (Dec. 21).

Hayabusa2’s ‘Treasure Box’ containing samples from asteroid Ryugu is finally opened–for scientists to determine what the space rock contains.

Big Push for Nukes in Space: It’s not just a bad idea, it’s a deadly one.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2020-12-14

Voices, The Peoples News

December 14, 2020
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Border / Immigration
ICE Is Targeting Women in Sanctuary With Obscure Laws and Retaliatory Fines Sanctuary activists have suffered retaliation under Trump. Now they are demanding relief from the Biden administration.

# CoronaVirus
COVID-19 infections spread rapidly as officials race to distribute vaccine https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/529924-defense-bill-battle-showcases-2024-gop-hopefuls

States will receive initial COVID-19 vaccine doses beginning Monday, marking a pivotal moment in the pandemic response https://www.statnews.com/2020/12/12/shipments-of-first-authorized-covid-19-vaccine-in-the-u-s-will-begin-monday/

Unlike UK, U.S. FDA Allows Pregnant and Nursing Women to Receive Experimental Pfizer COVID Vaccine https://healthimpactnews.com/2020/unlike-uk-u-s-fda-allows-pregnant-and-lactating-women-to-receive-experimental-pfizer-covid-vaccine/

How to get a Covid vaccine: Everything we know, from cost to effectiveness  From vaccine deserts to pricing and timing, there is a lot we know about forthcoming vaccines — and some crucial unknowns.

Anthony Fauci Reveals His Biggest COVID Vaccine Fear. While some have welcomed the COVID vaccine as a victory over the virus, Fauci warns there’s another test ahead—and we could be “in a little bit of trouble”
if it doesn’t go well.

First They Got COVID-19. Then Came the Parkinson’s Symptoms. At the most extreme, researchers aren’t sure what is possible when it comes to permanent brain disorders like Parkinson’s and schizophrenia after COVID-19.

The director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has signed off on advisory panel’s recommendation to use Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine in people 16 and older, clearing the way for inoculations to begin.

WARNING! Seniors and Healthcare Workers First in Line to Get the Experimental COVID Vaccine!

The first shipments of the coronavirus vaccine are on their way to all
50 states

The United States, working in phases, expects by the end of March to have immunized 100 million people against COVID-19.

Dave Ramsey Hosts 1,000 Guests at Maskless Christmas Bash.
Personal-finance guru who has played down risks of COVID reportedly asked party workers to not wear masks to avoid “making the guests feel uncomfortable.”

Bipartisan group unveils two-part $908 billion coronavirus package. A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Monday unveiled its $908 billion coronavirus relief package as Congress faces a time crunch to pass more aid.

And don’t let your guard down yet: Fauci warns people not to drop normal ‘public health measures’ as vaccinations begin https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/public-global-health/530100-fauci-warns-people-not-to-drop-normal-public-health

# Economy / Trade
GOP Under Fire for Blocking Necessary Funds as COVID Vaccine Distribution Begins. Mitch McConnell has made clear that he will not approve relief funds without a liability shield for corporations.

# Education / Schools
Rundown Schools in Low-Income Communities Face Long-Term Closures Amid COVID. The pandemic has drawn attention to the national crisis of deteriorating public schools.

Report: 88 percent of universities restrict expression, nearly half restrict online speech https://www.thecentersquare.com/national/report-88-percent-of-universities-restrict-expression-nearly-half-restrict-online-speech/article_e8fbce7c-3bd9-11eb-804b-df3ae59dcd9d.html

# Employment
OSHA Is Helping Employers Get Away With Underreporting Health Care Worker Deaths. Workplace safety regulators have taken a lenient stance toward employers during the pandemic https://truthout.org/articles/osha-is-helping-employers-get-away-with-underreporting-health-care-worker-deaths/

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
Every Major Bank Has Now Ruled Out Funding Arctic Drilling

# Environment / Climate / Interior
John Kerry’s Think Tank Calls for War With Russia Over Climate Change https://www.mintpressnews.com/john-kerry-think-tank-calls-for-war-with-russia-over-climate-change/273480/

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals / Global
Danish vertical farm is a glimpse into the future https://www.fastcompany.com/90582905/this-vertical-farm-in-denmark-will-grow-1000-tons-of-local-greens-a-year

# Gov / Politics
Former Obama administration officials and outside groups say a growing list of challenges in the transition process are likely to impede President-elect Joe Biden’s entry into office.

Defense bill battle showcases 2024 GOP hopefuls https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/529924-defense-bill-battle-showcases-2024-gop-hopefuls

Pro-Trump protestors, counter-protesters and police clash in DC after day of election demonstrations. Pro-Trump demonstrators, counter-protesters and police clashed in Washington, D.C., on Saturday evening after groups of the president’s supporters marched to protest the result of the 2020 election https://thehill.com/homenews/news/529978-pro-trump-protestors-counter-protesters-and-police-clash-in-dc-after-day-of

4 stabbed, 23 arrested in clashes between pro-Trump supporters, counter-protesters in Washington https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/529985-4-stabbed-23-arrested-in-clashes-between-pro-trump-supporters

Fears of violence grow amid threats to election officials, lawmakers.
Intimidation and threats to election officials and lawmakers are feeding fears about violence amid calls by President Trump’s supporters to stop the certification of election results.

Biden’s Pentagon pick puts Democrats in a bind. President-elect Joe Biden’s selection of a recently departed Army general to lead the Pentagon has put House Democrats in a jam.

In contesting his election loss, Trump cements control of GOP. Officials from all wings of the Republican Party are bending to the president’s will as he undermines the peaceful transfer of power with baseless election challenges.

President-elect Joe Biden will be under tremendous pressure to take action toward greater racial justice throughout the country on Day 1 of his presidency, following massive nationwide protests sparked by police killings, along with other incidents of violence against Black Americans.

Will Biden’s America stop creating terrorists? If the Biden administration really wants to stop fueling chaos and terrorism in the world, it must radically transform the CIA.

The 126 GOP House Reps Who Tried to Overthrow Democracy Must Not Be Seated A whopping 126 members of Congress tried to make Trump an unelected dictator, backing his anti-democratic insurrection.

Michigan Capitol Closes Due to Threats of Violence Before Electoral College Vote The 16 electors set to take part in the vote will receive an armed police escort to the capitol building.

Paper Ballots Played a Key Role in Defending the Integrity of the 2020 Election With their scanned electronic images, paper ballots have provided 2020’s vital bulwark against an anti-electoral coup.

Trump’s Axis of A**holes Just Completed Its GOP Takeover. He lost the election, but his true believers, denying that defeat to the bitter end and already preparing to sabotage everything the Biden administration does, are the party now.

Electors across the country gathered on Monday, under a cloud of tensions and in some cases outright threats, to formally certify Joe Biden as the next U.S. president.

President-elect Joe Biden has crossed the threshold of 270 votes and officially clinched an Electoral College victory.

# Law Enforcement
Police officer receives probation after convicted of assault and battery. “Our community and our criminal justice system rely on the integrity of police officers and we must hold accountable those who abuse their positions of power and trust.”

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Attorney General William Barr will step down from his position in the coming days, leaving the Trump administration about a month before Joe Biden’s inauguration.

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
FDA warns company marketing unapproved cannabidiol products with unsubstantiated claims to treat cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, opioid withdrawal, pain and pet anxiety Agency is expediting work to evaluate regulatory policies related to cannabis and cannabis-derived ingredients like CBD https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-warns-company-marketing-unapproved-cannabidiol-products-unsubstantiated-claims-treat-cancer

COVID-19 Vaccine Approved In Under a Year As Gov’t Keeps Cannabis Schedule 1 Drug https://thefreethoughtproject.com/cannabis-warp-speed-covid-vaccine/

The federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration sent a terse post-election memo warning federal employees that they can still be drug tested for marijuana even as more states are voting to legalize it.

# Medical Alternatives / Herbology
FDA Shuts Down Natural Pain Options. FDA Shuts Down Natural Pain Options https://anh-usa.org/fda-shuts-down-natural-pain-options/

FDA Shuts Down Natural Pain Relief Options. FDA-approved pain medicines are dangerous, but the government is systematically attacking safer, non-addictive natural treatments.

# Technology
Cyberattack Forces U.S. Gov’t Agencies to Shut Down Systems. On Sunday, it was reported that Russian government-backed spies hacked into the U.S. Treasury and Commerce departments.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2020-12-10

Voices, The Peoples News

December 10, 2020
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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‘Tis madness I say, madness.’ I like him not, nor stands it safe with us to let his madness range. Therefore prepare you.
I your commission will forthwith dispatch, and he to England shall along with you.
The terms of our estate may not endure hazard so dangerous as doth hourly grow out of his lunacies.
Claudius to Guildenstern. Hamlet Act 3, Scene 3
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# Indigenous
Hope and peace: Bison return to the Rosebud reservation https://news.mongabay.com/2020/12/hope-and-peace-bison-return-to-the-rosebud-reservation/

Deadline to spend COVID-19 relief funds has tribal nations on edge. In Oregon, tribal governments are left wondering how they’ll provide services next year without an extension.

# Indigenous / Global
Brazilians impacted by mining assert: ‘Genocide legalized by the state.’  Residents of traditional communities in the Brazilian Amazon municipality of Barcarena, near the mouth of the Amazon River, say that their subsistence and commercial livelihoods, and their health, have been destroyed by an invasion of mining companies which began in the mid-1980’s.

# CoronaVirus
Biden Will Disinfect the White House After Trump Moves Out.
President-elect Biden has announced parts of his COVID safety plan for the country, but what does his safety plan for the White House look like?

Trump Hosts Indoor Hanukkah Bash in the White House as COVID Cases Hit Records. Attendees could be heard on video coughing.

Lawmaker Who Went to Dinner at Noem’s Mansion Has COVID. The South Dakota governor posed with the maskless lawmaker after her budget address this week.

“I Can’t Keep Watching Patients Die Needlessly!” Medical Professor Testifies to Congress that COVID Cure Already Exists with Ivermectin https://healthimpactnews.com/2020/i-cant-keep-watching-patients-die-needlessly-medical-professor-testifies-to-congress-that-covid-cure-already-exists-with-ivermectin/

A vaccine to prevent coronavirus infections is close, but concern persists that not enough Americans will be willing to be vaccinated to fully halt the virus’ spread.
President-elect Joe Biden raised this concern during a Dec. 3 interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper.

Protecting Individual Rights: Can COVID Vaccines Be Mandated?

State Bar Passes Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Recommendation https://www.law.com/newyorklawjournal/2020/11/07/state-bar-passes-mandatory-covid-19-vaccination-recommendation/

Here’s How We Handle People Who Refuse to Get COVID Vaccines. The government can’t force people to get vaccinated, but businesses can bar people who are not. We just need a simple, reliable way to determine who’s had their shots.

Pay people to get the vaccine, that should be part of a relief bill entirely focused on getting the vaccine to people as fast as possible

COVID-19 Relief Delayed With Pelosi, McConnell Holding Back https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-12-10/covid-19-relief-deal-delayed-with-pelosi-mcconnell-holding-back

FDA panel votes in favor of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/529737-fda-panel-votes-in-favor-of-pfizer-covid-vaccine

# Economy / Trade
Splits among Republicans are complicating GOP efforts to get on the same page in talks on a coronavirus relief deal https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/529573-relief-talks-show-gop-divisions

Stimulus talks slam into another wall. Lawmakers weigh competing
COVID-19 aid proposals.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
Fears for safety and climate surround LNG export terminal planned on the Delaware River. The developer of the project, Delaware River Partners, a subsidiary of New Fortress Energy, wants to build the export terminal on the site of a former DuPont dynamite manufacturing plant.

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Two Critically Endangered North Atlantic Right Whale Calves Are Spotted Off U.S. Coast https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/12/07/north-atlantic-right-whale-endangered-species-newborns/6484190002/

Is It Too Late to Save ‘America’s Amazon’ in Alabama?

Human-made materials now equal weight of all life on Earth. The amount of concrete, asphalt, metal, and plastic on Earth is growing fast.

New Trump rule aims to limit tough clean air measures under Biden. The EPA rule, which changes the way cost-benefit analyses are used, would make it easier for fossil fuel companies to fight regulations in court.

In the shadow of “Shingle Mountain,” southeast Dallas neighbors fight to dismantle a legacy of environmental racism https://www.texastribune.org/2020/12/09/southeast-dallas-shingle-mountain-environmental-racism/

Court Rejects Trump’s Arctic Drilling Proposal in ‘Huge Victory for Polar Bears and Our Climate’

# Gov / Politics
“Safeguards Stripped in Us Elections” 18 Rep States’ Attorneys joint to Texas lawsuit at Supreme Court. “The allegations in the Bill of Complaint raise important constitutional issues under the Electors Clause of Article II, § 1. They also raise serious concerns relating to election integrity and public confidence in elections.”

Biden to Netanyahu: Your worst nightmare is here: If Biden brings back the nuclear deal, if he takes Netanyahu to the woodshed and avoids another disaster in the Middle East, then he is doing America and much of the world a great service. He would certainly get much respect.

Call Trump’s treasonous acts what they are, the US Constitution is clear about treason’s meaning. Article Three in Section Three of the Constitution says: Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.”

State legislatures across the country are contemplating sweeping changes to the way elections are administered after a tumultuous presidential contest, one that ended with both the highest voter turnout in American history and the outgoing president baselessly calling its integrity into question.

Seeds of Hunter Biden’s Legal Woes Found on Stolen Laptop. The president-elect’s son is under investigation for “tax affairs.” But documents unearthed this fall support reports that the inquiry was once much broader.

Trump Just Broke Through the Last Level of Neo-Fascism. He knows that he can’t wiggle his way out of being found a loser by our democratic system. The question now is if he’ll tear the system apart rather than acknowledge its verdict.

Hunter Biden Tax Probe Examining China Business Dealings

Pennsylvania’s Democratic attorney general in a Supreme Court brief Thursday called Texas’ bid to invalidate the election results of Pennsylvania and three other states a “seditious abuse of the judicial process.”

Georgia Republicans Are Using Fake Claims of Fraud to Make It Harder to Vote GOP leaders who have rebutted Trump’s falsehoods are still using those claims for voter suppression.

Will It Really Be All Over on December 14? Will Trump’s use of bigotry to rally anxious white voters end with his term of office?

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
DOJ files lawsuit against Alabama for unconstitutional prison conditions. “The United States Constitution requires Alabama to make sure that its prisons are safe and humane.”

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
The House of Representatives passed a bill to expand marijuana research—including by forcing the Drug Enforcement Administration to register more growers and letting scientists study cannabis that consumers buy from state-legal dispensaries. It was approved on a voice vote.

Mexico’s Chamber of Deputies is asking the nation’s Supreme Court for another delay in the deadline to enact marijuana legalization legislation.

A new poll shows that 66% of U.S. voters—including a majority of Republicans—support the House’s passage of a federal marijuana legalization bill last week.

# Medical Alternatives / Herbology
One-third of cancer patients use complementary and alternative medicine.
A stunning one-third of people with a cancer diagnosis use complementary and alternative medicines such as meditation, yoga, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and supplements.

# Medical Kidnapping / Arrests
Do We Need to Abolish Child Protective Services? Inside one parent’s five-year battle with the “family destruction system.”

# Military / DOD
Naval power plant proposal tests Virginia on environmental justice https://www.bayjournal.com/news/energy/naval-power-plant-proposal-tests-virginia-on-environmental-justice/article_8b8db992-3a5a-11eb-9a48-d78ac19efa91.html

35,000 Soldiers Died from the Experimental Anthrax Vaccine – More Than Those Who Died in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq Combined https://healthimpactnews.com/2020/35000-soldiers-died-from-the-experimental-anthrax-vaccine-more-than-those-who-died-in-combat-in-afghanistan-and-iraq-combined/

# Technology
Federal and state lawsuits brought against Facebook calls for an end to BigTech’s predatory practices. “Facebook used its monopoly power to crush smaller rivals and snuff out competition, all at the expense of everyday users.”

# Things that make ya go ‘Hmmmm’
Algae-farming fish domesticate shrimp to improve their farms. It’s the first example of a non-human vertebrate domesticating another animal.

# United Nations
African Union Silencing the Guns initiative – the role of illicit financial flows in fuelling instability in Africa. The main objective of the High-level Meeting is to focus on the impact of Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) in exacerbating existing vulnerabilities in African countries

# Water
Filthy water: A basic sanitation problem persists in rural America.
Residents of Alabama’s Lowndes County lack adequate wastewater systems and must contend with sewage backing up into their yards and homes.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2020-12-12

Voices, The Peoples News

December 12, 2020
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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“A lie doesn’t become truth, wrong doesn’t become right and evil doesn’t become good just because it’s accepted by a majority.”
Booker T.Washington
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# Indigenous
‘Hold Their Feet To the Fire’: Getting A COVID-19 Vaccine To Hard-Hit Indian Country https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/12/11/945397090/hold-their-feet-to-the-fire-getting-a-covid-19-vaccine-to-hard-hit-indian-countr

# Animals / Pets / Food Recalls
Bees defeat ‘murder hornet’ relatives with poop. Using feces to defend their hives is a behavior that was previously unknown in bees.

# Border / Immigration
Contractors Dynamite Mountains, Bulldoze Desert In Race To Build Trump’s Border Wall https://www.npr.org/2020/12/11/945194147/contractors-dynamite-mountains-bulldoze-desert-in-race-to-build-trumps-border-wa

# CoronaVirus
Window quickly closing for big coronavirus deal https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/529921-window-quickly-closing-for-big-coronavirus-deal

FDA clears nation’s first COVID-19 vaccine https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/529908-fda-clears-nations-first-covid-vaccine

US enters brutal stretch of pandemic, even with approaching vaccines https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/529904-us-enters-brutal-stretch-of-pandemic-even-with-approaching-vaccine

Cargo carriers are poised to begin deliveries of the coronavirus vaccine https://fortune.com/2020/11/30/covid-vaccine-distribution-airlines-logistics-moderna-pfizer-astrazeneca/

Australia Scraps Billion Dollar Coronavirus Vaccine After Participants Test HIV Positive https://healthimpactnews.com/2020/australia-scraps-billion-dollar-coronavirus-vaccine-after-participants-test-hiv-positive/

Covid Vaccine producers announce plans to test combination vaccines using Russia’s ‘SputnikV’: Trial will assess whether combining the two vaccines boosts immune response and could give a vote of confidence to Russia’s fast-tracked shot.  The biggest concern is that the vaccines are not producing a high antibody protection in seniors.

From TMAP to Warp Speed: How Big Pharma Algorithms Fast-Track Unapproved Drugs and Vaccines https://www.naturalblaze.com/2020/12/from-tmap-to-warp-speed-how-big-pharma-algorithms-fast-track-unapproved-drugs-and-vaccines.html

World’s Largest Vaccine Maker Suing Man for Saying COVID-19 Vaccine Injured Him https://thewashingtonstandard.com/you-cant-sue-them-but-worlds-largest-vaccine-maker-is-suing-man-for-saying-covid-19-vaccine-injured-him/

People Harmed by Coronavirus Vaccines Will Have Little Recourse. Any payouts for injuries will come from a less-generous program than in years past

NJ Senator Wants Mandatory COVID Vaccinations For School Children Without Exemptions https://beforeitsnews.com/health/2020/12/nj-senator-wants-mandatory-covid-vaccinations-for-school-children-without-exemptions-3036701.html

# Education / Schools
DeVos Is on Her Way Out, But Public Education Is Still Very Much Under Attack. The threat to democratically governed schools that preceded Betsy DeVos will continue during the Biden presidency.

56 Percent Of Americans Don’t Think We Should Teach Arabic Numerals In School [Guess we’ll just have to change our entire system of numbers. Any ideas?] https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/56-percent-of-americans-dont-think-we-should-teach-arabic-numerals-in-school/

# Employment
Many Workers at Largest Corporations in U.S. Depend on Federal Benefits to Survive. Walmart and McDonald’s depend on taxpayers to subsidize the income of many workers because their wages are so low.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
Court Ends Attempt to Mine for Gold Near Yellowstone https://www.ecowatch.com/yellowstone-gold-mining-ban-2649452703.html

Kinder Morgan Pipeline Spills up to 42,000 Gallons of Gasoline Into California Drainage Canal https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/42-000-gallons-of-gasoline-leaks-into-Walnut-15790022.php

The American Petroleum Institute Is Working to Kill Voting on Local Measures Industry groups are being represented by the same law firm that helped Trump file the election appeal in Pennsylvania.

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Capitalism and the Green New Deal: The problem for a Green New Deal isn’t that it can’t be used to solve environmental problems, but that it won’t be.

# Environment / Climate / Interior Global Climate Ambition Summit 2020: Co-convened by the United Nations, the United Kingdom and France, in partnership with Chile and Italy

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Millions of hungry Americans turn to food banks https://apnews.com/article/race-and-ethnicity-hunger-coronavirus-pandemic-4c7f1705c6d8ef5bac241e6cc8e331bb

# General News
Former Clinton aide’s connection to Jeffrey Epstein: The bombshell that Clinton’s closest confidant confirmed the former president’s many trips aboard the “lolita express” has been totally ignored by the New York Times, Washington Post, NBC News, MSNBC, CBS News, and CNN.

A coded message sent by notorious serial murderer the Zodiac Killer has been solved, 51 years after it was sent to a San Francisco newspaper.

# Global Politics and other news
Trade talks between the UK and the EU are continuing with less than 48 hours to go until the deadline imposed by both parties to reach a deal.

Canada Bans Americans Until The Day After Joe Biden Takes Office https://www.politicususa.com/2020/12/11/trudeau-biden-canada-travel.html

# Gov / Politics
President Trump on Friday evening signed a short-term funding bill to keep the government open for another week while lawmakers negotiate a longer-term package.

Cuomo under consideration to become Biden’s attorney general: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is reportedly among several candidates under consideration to become attorney general in President-elect Joe Biden’s administration.

Giuliani says Trump team ‘not finished’ after Supreme Court defeat https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/529928-giuliani-says-trump-team-not-finished-after-supreme-court-defeat

Trump supporters plan DC rally to ‘demand transparency’ before Electoral College vote https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/12/09/march-trump-dc-rally-planned-ahead-electoral-college-meeting/6394642002/

SCOTUS Throws Out Texas Lawsuit as ‘Criminal-Childish’ (the rebel South surrenders again) https://www.texastribune.org/2020/12/11/texas-lawsuit-supreme-court-election-results/

There is a God! Texas says it will leave the Union…and a return to slavery. Texas and all of the other states and members of Congress who joined them already committed a seditious act, so secession seems like the next step for a group of people who truly hate democracy.

Texplainer: If Brexit Can Happen, Can Texit? Hey, Texplainer: Britain voted to leave the European Union. Can Texas secede from the United States?

Joint Resolution for Annexing Texas to the United States. Approved March 1, 1845 https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ref/abouttx/annexation/march1845.html

Sedition, alive and well and prosecutable against Trump, 106 members of congress and Sheriffs around the US https://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/12/11/sedition-alive-and-well-and-prosecutable-against-trump-106-members-of-congress-and-sheriffs-around-the-us/

The Sedition of Donald Trump: Historian Sean Wilentz says the president and his chief accomplice Attorney General Bill Barr’s subversions of democracy have taken America to the very brink https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/donald-trump-sedition-william-barr-1073455/

Some call it sedition
* To conspire to overthrow or destroy by force the government of the United States or to level war against them;
* To oppose by force the authority of the United States government; to prevent, hinder, or delay by force the execution of any law of the United States; or
* To take, seize, or possess by force any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof.

None Dare Call It Sedition: Sedition: Crime of creating a revolt, disturbance, or violence against lawful civil authority with the intent to cause its overthrow or destruction. Before we start throwing around inflammatory terms like “sedition,” it’s essential that we understand the strict definition of the word — and use it carefully and precisely, lest it lose all meaning. — Brittanica Concise Dictionary https://ourfuture.org/20100405/none-dare-call-it-sedition

House Democrat Calls To Exclude 126 Republicans From Next Congress For Supporting Texas Lawsuit

The Supreme Court Rejects Texas’s Shameful Lawsuit, But There Has to Be a Reckoning If prominent Republicans don’t renounce Trump’s campaign to overturn the election, they will do lasting harm to the country—and the early signs are not good.

Citing 14th Amendment, Pascrell says these GOP House members shouldn’t be sworn in https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/12/11/citing-14th-amendment-pascrell-says-these-gop-house-members-shouldnt-even-be-sworn

‘Not $300. Not $600. $1,200 at a Minimum’: Bernie Mobilizes Progressive Forces for Direct Cash Stimulus https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/12/10/not-300-not-600-1200-minimum-bernie-mobilizes-progressive-forces-direct-cash

# Law Enforcement
The Trump Administration Has Gone on an Underreported Execution Spree.
Under Trump, the U.S. has restarted federal executions and reinstated the use of the electric chair and firing squads.

“A blood lust”: Spree of federal executions during lame-duck period is unprecedented https://theusbreakingnews.com/a-blood-lust-spree-of-federal-executions-during-lame-duck-period-is-unprecedented/

Incarcerated Women Are Punished for Their Trauma With Solitary Confinement Vulnerable women in prison are often punished with isolation, when what they need is compassion and care.

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Judge dismisses Michael Flynn case after Trump pardon –Sullivan had previously resisted dismissing the case following a DOJ request https://www.law.com/nationallawjournal/2020/12/08/citing-trump-pardon-federal-judge-dismisses-case-against-michael-flynn/

# Military / DOD
Senate passes defense bill, setting up Trump veto fight. The Senate passed a mammoth defense policy bill on Friday, setting up a veto showdown with President Trump.

# Social
Hundreds march in Ohio capital over police shooting of Black man. The shooting is the latest in a spate of killings of African Americans by police in the United States that have triggered a wave of protests over racial injustice and brutality by law enforcement.

# Technology
Facebook sued by FTC, 48 attorneys general alleging it operates an illegal monopoly: Attorneys general included those for Guam and Washington, D.C., and every state except for Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and South Dakota. As part of its lawsuit, the FTC wants to force Facebook to break off both Instagram and WhatsApp.

Facebook faces most serious breakup threat yet from lawsuits. The twin lawsuits filed against Facebook this week by the government and more than 40 attorneys general are the most serious effort to break the social media giant up to date.

# Veterans / VA
Paralyzed Veterans of America calls for VA Secretary Robert Wilkie to be fired and culture to change within VA https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2020/12/11/major-veterans-groups-call-for-va-secretarys-ouster-following-damning-report/

# Water
California water futures begin trading amid fear of scarcity. “Climate change, droughts, population growth, and pollution are likely to make water scarcity issues and pricing a hot topic for years to come https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-12-06/water-futures-to-start-trading-amid-growing-fears-of-scarcity

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2020-12-09

Voices, The Peoples News

December 9, 2020
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate
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Open SmartNews and read “The Northern Lights Will Be Visible Over the U.S. This Week.
Here’s How to See Them.” here: https://smartnews.link/news/2J1x
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# Indigenous / Global
Mining is ongoing inside Indigenous territories and national parks in Jacareacanga, despite Brazil’s Constitution banning all types of mining http://www.envirolink.org/2020/12/08/illegal-mining-sparks-malaria-outbreak-in-indigenous-territories-in-brazil/

# Border / Immigration
Migrant camp built on Army firing range could be giving asylum seekers lead poisoning. Human Rights Watch has warned that is very likely there is lead in the soil of the camp housing former residents of the burned down Moria camp.

# CoronaVirus
Understanding COVID-19 infection and possible mutations https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/12/201208163007.htm

Face shields no match for sneeze vortex rings https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/12/201208111442.htm

Tension between awareness and fatigue shapes COVID-19 spread https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/12/201208111438.htm

No Safety Concerns: FDA Paves Way for Pfizer Shot Approval. Latest data analyses show it starts providing strong protection against COVID-19 within about 10 days of the first dose—even sooner than Pfizer had previously announced.

Red Cross President Demands Gov’t, Media Silence Those Who Question Safety of COVID Vaccine https://thefreethoughtproject.com/red-cross-silence-vaccine-safety/

Biden plans to give 50 million Americans vaccinations in his first 100 days https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/coronavirus-vaccine-joe-biden-update

Scientists still have problems with AstraZeneca and Oxford’s vaccine results.

Doctors Around the World Issue Dire Warning: Do Not Get The COVID Vaccine!They are trying to save as many people as possible from the carnage this vaccine is going to cause, which will include death, brain injuries, life-long autoimmune disease, infertility, and more.

FDA Announces Deaths of Two Pfizer Vaccine Trial Participants as it Prepares to Issue Fast-track Authorization https://healthimpactnews.com/2020/fda-announces-deaths-of-two-pfizer-vaccine-trial-participants-as-it-prepares-to-issue-fast-track-authorization/

People With Very Bad Allergies Should Avoid Vaccine: U.K. Regulators warn two care-providers with significant allergies took the vaccine on Tuesday and suffered allergic reactions.

COVID Patient Leaves Florida Hospital—After Nine Months. The medical technician was on a ventilator and a heart-lung bypass machine and will probably lose her fingertips.

FL GOP Lawyer Quits Over Raid on Fired COVID Data Scientist. “I no longer wish to serve the current government of Florida in any capacity,”
the DeSantis appointee said.

Vaccines alone are not enough to beat COVID-19

U.S. govt to issue wallet-sized COVID-19 proof of vaccination cards –Releasing the image on the Department of Defense (DOD) website, the description says that they ‘will be sent out as part of vaccination kits from Operation Warp Speed.’

WHO against making coronavirus vaccine mandatory –Such moves have backfired and caused greater opposition in the past, the UN health agency warns https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/12/7/millions-in-california-face-stay-at-home-order-live-news

Analysis: It’s Time to Scare People About COVID https://khn.org/news/article/its-time-to-scare-people-about-covid/

Doctors begin to unlock the mystery behind Covid-19 “long haulers,” who aren’t badly hit initially but can experience memory lapses, erratic heart rates and dizziness over time.

Face masks reduce new COVID cases by 45% https://www.zmescience.com/science/news-science/face-mask-reduce-cases-45-percent-90532/

Less than a year to develop a COVID vaccine – here’s why you shouldn’t be alarmed. Ten years to develop a vaccine is a bad thing

FDA Announces 2 Deaths of Pfizer Vaccine Trial Participants from “Serious Adverse Events” (Updated – Withdrawn)) https://www.naturalblaze.com/2020/12/fda-announces-2-deaths-of-pfizer-vaccine-trial-participants-from-serious-adverse-events.html

White House task force: Vaccine may not reduce virus spread until late spring https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/529528-white-house-task-force-vaccine-may-not-reduce-virus-spread-until-late

# Economy / Trade
Sanders Leads Senate Demand for $1,200 Stimulus Checks Over ‘Get-Out-of-Jail Free Card’ for Corporations https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/12/08/sanders-leads-senate-demand-1200-stimulus-checks-over-get-out-jail-free-card

‘Time Is Running Out for Millions’: Progressives Rally for People’s Bailout as McConnell Pushes Corporate Immunity https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/12/08/time-running-out-millions-progressives-rally-peoples-bailout-mcconnell-pushes

White House offers $916 billion stimulus proposal, cutting jobless benefits.

COVID Relief: The Republicans’ Poison Pill: McConnell and Mnuchin are playing an utterly cynical game on desperately needed COVID relief. The game is to offer competing proposals that are unacceptable to each other, as well as to Democrats.

House passes stopgap bill to avoid government shutdown https://thehill.com/homenews/house/529515-house-passes-stopgap-bill-to-avoid-government-shutdown

New Research Shows ‘Pandemic Profits’ of Billionaires Could Fully Fund
$3,000 Stimulus Checks for Every Person in US https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/12/09/new-research-shows-pandemic-profits-billionaires-could-fully-fund-3000-stimulus

‘Beyond Incomprehensible’: Bipartisan Covid Relief Package Would Let Paid Sick and Family Leave Expire https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/12/09/beyond-incomprehensible-bipartisan-covid-relief-package-would-let-paid-sick-and

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
Federal appeals court strikes down the Trump administration’s approval of an Alaska offshore Arctic oil project https://www.arctictoday.com/federal-appeals-court-strikes-down-the-trump-administrations-approval-of-an-alaska-offshore-arctic-oil-project/

Fracking linked to heart failure trouble. A study in central Pennsylvania points to cardiovascular effects of unconventional natural gas extraction.

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Trump Admin Rejects Tough Standards on Deadly Pollution from Industrial Soot https://insideclimatenews.org/news/15042020/air-pollution-epa-covid-pm2-5-secret-science-rule-health-fuel-standard-climate-change/

In a Historic Vote, Colorado Officially Decided to Reintroduce Wolves to the State https://www.motherjones.com/2020-elections/2020/12/colorado-vote-reintroduce-gray-wolves-proposition-114-official-results/

John Kerry’s Think Tank Calls for War With Russia Over Climate Change.
“America will soon have a government that treats the climate crisis as the urgent national security threat it is.” — John Kerry https://www.mintpressnews.com/john-kerry-think-tank-calls-for-war-with-russia-over-climate-change/273480/

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Once called naïve for his focus on returning land to Black farmers, Thomas Mitchell is now a MacArthur Genius. The Texas A&M law professor talks about his work to help Black families navigate a discriminatory system and retain ownership of their farmland https://civileats.com/2020/12/09/once-called-naive-for-his-focus-on-returning-land-to-black-farmers-thomas-mitchell-is-now-a-macarthur-genius/

# General News
Asbestos, a toxic mineral linked to cancer, was found in eye shadow and a children’s makeup kit

# Global Politics and other news
Russian Media Wants Moscow to Grant Asylum to Trump. Russian media and lawmakers are concerned about the future of the Kremlin’s favorite U.S.

# Gov / Politics
Senate Readies Vote on Slimmed-Down Coronavirus Relief Bill That Shields Corporations from Liability https://www.democracynow.org/2020/12/8/headlines/senate_readies_vote_on_slimmed_down_coronavirus_relief_bill_that_shields_corporations_from_liability

AZ Republicans Ask: Are You Ready to Die to Support Trump? The state GOP made the apparent call to arms on its official Twitter account late Monday.

‘Stop the Steal’ MAGA Fanatics Reach Their Death Cult Finale. A bizarre tweet from the Arizona Republican Party suggesting Trump supporters die for a lost cause might just be the start of a twisted new chapter.

As Trump rails against loss, his supporters become more threatening.

Hunter Biden says he’s under federal investigation over his taxes https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/529526-hunter-biden-says-hes-under-federal-investigation-over-his-taxes

Trump’s Backers Are Becoming More Violent. I Fear What Will Happen in January. Trump’s base has become increasingly threatening as his already negligible reelection hopes have all but collapsed.

Ilhan Omar Rips Congress for Approving $740.5 Billion Bill to ‘Appease Defense Contractors’ While Skimping on Covid Relief https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/12/09/ilhan-omar-rips-congress-approving-7405-billion-bill-appease-defense-contractors

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear case challenging HHS approval of state work requirements for Medicaid beneficiaries. On December 4, the U.S.
Supreme Court agreed to hear a case involving agency approval of work requirements for state Medicaid beneficiaries.

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
Xavier Becerra, who President-elect Joe Biden selected to serve as health and human services secretary, supports legalizing marijuana and voted in Congress to protect state laws from federal intervention.

# Medical / Health
$218 MILLION Paid Out for Vaccine Injuries and Deaths in 2020 for FDA Approved Vaccines (NOT Fast-tracked) https://healthimpactnews.com/2020/218-million-paid-out-for-vaccine-injuries-and-deaths-in-2020-for-fda-approved-vaccines-not-fast-tracked/

Gene-therapy trials offer hope for sickle cell. Sickle Cell Disease is a serious and debilitating genetic disease caused by a mutation in the β-globin gene and there are currently no known permanent cure.

# Things that make ya go ‘Hmmmm’
The Man Who Found Forrest Fenn’s Treasure. The decade-long hunt captured the world’s attention, but when it finally ended in June, everyone still wanted to know: Who had solved the mystery? This week, as legal proceedings threaten his anonymity, a 32-year-old medical student is ready to go on the record.

# United Nations
‘Not a Criminal’: Top UN Anti-Torture Official Urges Julian Assange’s Release. The WikiLeaks founder’s “prolonged solitary confinement in a high security prison is neither necessary nor proportionate,” said United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer.

Standing up for free expression means standing up for Julian Assange. An independent press is the only safeguard we have against government deception.
Prosecuting Assange for publishing truths the U.S. government wanted to hide is an incredibly dangerous precedent https://www.salon.com/2020/12/06/standing-up-for-free-expression-means-standing-up-for-julian-assange/

International Media Seminar on Peace in the Middle East, Day 2: The annual international media seminar on peace in the Middle East (8-9 December 2020) will bring together diplomats, journalists, think-tanks, and members of academia to discuss media-related issues and trends connected to the Israel-Palestine conflict https://www.un.org/unispal/event/2020-united-nations-international-media-seminar-on-peace-in-the-middle-east/

Seventy-second Anniversary of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide and International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime https://www.un.org/en/observances/genocide-prevention-day

# Water
Southwest US communities and Hispanics most likely to have arsenic-laden water A new survey shows arsenic levels in public water are disproportionately high in certain U.S. communities https://www.ehn.org/arsenic-water-southwest–2649419084.html

Water joined gold, oil and other commodities traded on Wall Street, highlighting worries that the life-sustaining natural resource may become scarce https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-12-06/water-futures-to-start-trading-amid-growing-fears-of-scarcity

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2020-12-08

Voices, The Peoples News

December 8, 2020
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate
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“Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.” Jean-Jacques Rousseau – (1712-1778) Political philosopher, educationist and essayist
-Source: The Social Contract
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# Indigenous
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to Hold Hearing on Tribal Self-governance & Cultural Sovereignty https://nativenewsonline.net/currents/senate-committee-on-indian-affairs-to-hold-hearing-on-tribal-self-governance-cultural-sovereignty

# Archaeology
The Skeletons at the Lake: Genetic analysis of human remains found in the Himalayas has raised baffling questions about who these people were and why they were there.

# Border / Immigration
Lawsuit: Mexicans Smuggled Over Border to Guard Trump’s Wall. According to court documents reported by The New York Times, the contractors even built a dirt road to help armed guards make the illegal trip.

How ICE became the face of Trump’s immigrant crackdown, and where it goes from here after Biden is in charge. “ICE put their MAGA hat on.
They’re gonna try to take it off come January, but I don’t know how successful that will be.”

# CoronaVirus
Pfizer, Moderna decline invitations to White House ‘vaccine summit’

Which Essential Workers Should Get Vaccinated First? States Face A Painful Decision‌

Trump Sabotage: US Purchase of Pfizer Vaccine Blocked, Extending Pandemic 6 More Months https://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/12/07/trump-sabotage-us-purchase-of-pfizer-vaccine-blocked-extending-pandemic-6-more-months/

Pfizer Reportedly Tells Trump: No More Vaccines Until June. The news followed a New York Times report that said the Trump administration turned down the offer of extra vaccines from Pfizer.

No Safety Concerns: FDA Paves Way for Pfizer Shot Approval. Latest data analyses show it starts providing strong protection against COVID-19 within about 10 days of the first dose—even sooner than Pfizer had previously announced.

Agents raid home of ousted Florida health scientist who accused state of manipulating data https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/529167-agents-raid-home-of-ousted-florida-health-scientist-who-accused-state-of

U.K. Begins COVID-19 Vaccinations as U.S. Faces Vaccine Logistics Hurdles https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/16/us-coronavirus-vaccine-distribution-challenges

Anti-Fertility Shot: A new experimental, genetically engineered, recombinant mRNA COVID vaccine is being released ‘at warp speed’.

Red Cross President Demands Gov’t, Media Silence Those Who Question Safety of COVID Vaccine https://www.wakingtimes.com/red-cross-president-demands-govt-media-silence-those-who-question-safety-of-covid-vaccine/

# Economy / Trade
The Senate’s Latest COVID Stimulus Won’t Solve the Hunger and Housing Crisis https://truthout.org/articles/senates-latest-covid-stimulus-plan-wont-solve-the-hunger-and-housing-crisis/

# Employment
Sick Leave. Housing Aid. Unemployment. Congress Has Our Lives in Its Hands.
Capitalism will win, of course; the question is how much more we the people will lose.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
Federal regulators are rewriting environmental rules so a massive pipeline can be built https://www.propublica.org/article/federal-regulators-are-rewriting-environmental-rules-so-a-massive-pipeline-can-be-built

New Mexico is on track to have the weakest methane emissions regulations in the nation. Laguna Pueblo Gov. Wilfred Herrera, Jr., urges the state to strengthen its proposed air quality rules.

Federal Regulators Rewrite Rules Again to Pave Way for Massive Pipeline.
An appeals court has blocked the Mountain Valley Pipeline twice already.

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Unplugged: Abandoned oil and gas wells leave the ocean floor spewing methane. The Gulf of Mexico is littered with tens of thousands of abandoned oil and gas wells, and toothless regulation leaves climate warming gas emissions unchecked.

Outdated sewage treatment is suffocating fish in Puget Sound.
Inadequately treated human waste from 79 treatment plants is a growing cause of a breakdown in the Puget Sound ecosystem https://crosscut.com/environment/2020/12/outdated-sewage-treatment-suffocating-fish-puget-sound

# Global Politics and other news
Israel’s Mossad has spent years on a propaganda campaign aimed at convincing the world Iran possessed a nuclear weapons program – and legitimizing its assassinations of Iranian academics https://consortiumnews.com/2020/12/04/how-israel-deployed-an-intelligence-deception-to-justify-killing-scientist-mohsen-fakhrizadeh/

# Gov / Politics
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro repeatedly violated a federal law that prohibits some members of the federal government from engaging in political activity, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel reported Monday.

Trump Called PA House Speaker to Ask for Help Reversing Loss. This is the third state where the president has tried to interfere in the 2020 election results.

Congress dares Trump to veto defense bill. Congress is barreling toward a veto showdown with President Trump over the mammoth must-pass annual defense policy bill.

OPCW executives praised whistleblower and criticized Syria cover-up, leaks reveal https://thegrayzone.com/2020/12/07/opcw-executives-whistleblower-syria-leaks/

# Law Enforcement
Black Mom Swarmed & Beaten by Philly Riot Police with Toddler in Car Demands Officers Be Fired https://www.democracynow.org/2020/12/8/rickia_young_philadelphia_police_assault

Trump Lawyer Jenna Ellis Told Pals She Has COVID: A maskless Ellis attended a staff Christmas party at the White House on Friday, according to Axios.

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
A federal judge on Tuesday agreed to dismiss the case against Michael Flynn following President Trump’s pardon of his former national security adviser, but in a parting shot at the administration said that the grant of clemency does not mean that Flynn is innocent of lying to the FBI.

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
Just days after passing a federal marijuana legalization bill, the House of Representatives is set this week to vote on a cannabis research bill that would—among other things—let scientists study products from state-legal dispensaries for the first time.

The Congressional Budget Office projected that the marijuana legalization bill the House passed last week would add $13.7 billion in net revenue to the federal budget over 10 years. It would also cut
73,000 years worth of prison time and save $1 billion in incarceration costs.

# Medical Alternatives / Herbology
This plant evolved camouflage to hide from humans. The medicinal plant from China is trying to prevent heavy harvesting.

# Military / DOD
Biden to nominate retired Gen. Lloyd Austin for defense secretary, a first for a Black American

Army secretary announces multiple firings, suspensions after investigation at Fort Hood https://thehill.com/policy/defense/529255-army-secretary-announces-multiple-firings-suspensions-after-investigation-at

Former Medic Whistleblower Exposes How the Military is Testing Experimental Vaccines on Soldiers Using them as “Lab Rats”

# Science
Agents raid home of fired Florida data scientist who built COVID-19 dashboard DeSantis “sent the Gestapo”: Video shows FDLE agents with guns drawn at home of woman fired over COVID-19 data. “They pointed a gun in my face.
They pointed guns at my kids,” wrote Jones on Twitter. “This is what happens to scientists who do their job honestly. This is what happens to people who speak truth to power.”

Universal Quantum Phenomenon Found in Strange Metals. Experiments suggest that exotic superconducting materials share a “strange metal”
state characterized by a quantum speed limit that somehow acts as a fundamental organizing principle.

# Technology
Scientists Develop Brain Implants that Can Bring Back Vision of Blind People Using 1024 Electrodes in the Visual Cortex. A new breakthrough technology will let the blind see upon finishing it! Here’s how the scientists did it.

# Veterans / VA
Veterans’ health act signed into law; a victory for military veterans and families “For many veterans, the path towards healing from service-related trauma goes through public lands. Today, that path got a little easier.”

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2020-12-06

Voices, The Peoples News

December 6, 2020
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

# Animals / Pets / Food Recalls
Kicking Up Controversy With Wild Horses in the West https://www.ecowatch.com/wild-horses-2649074750.html

# Border / Immigration
A federal judge ordered the Trump administration to fully restore the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as minors from deportation, scoring a key win for immigrant advocacy groups.

A federal appeals court gave the Trump administration the green light for its plan to divert military funding for border wall construction, overturning a lower court decision.

# CoronaVirus
Arizona Teen Loses Both Parents to COVID Within Hours https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/chandler/2020/12/04/chandler-high-school-tony-lisa-vasquez-die-covid-19/3820788001/

Will the U.S. Government Bribe the Public to Take the New Experimental COVID Vaccine by Offering $1500 in Stimulus Funds?

U.S. Hospitals have reached breaking point: Cases are being turned away as US reports a third of the world’s new infections https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/12/the-worst-case-scenario-is-happening-hospitals-are-overwhelmed/617301/

Coronavirus Was In U.S. Weeks Earlier Than Previously Known, Study Says https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/12/01/940395651/coronavirus-was-in-u-s-weeks-earlier-than-previously-known-study-says

President-elect Joe Biden’s economic team faces a daunting task in delivering policies that will help Black and other minority communities who have been disproportionately rocked by the pandemic https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/12/01/biden-economic-team-recession-challenges-struggling-economy/6462273002/

Hackers threaten to disrupt COVID-19 vaccine supply chain https://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/528852-hackers-threaten-to-disrupt-covid-19-vaccine-supply-chain

UK Government Warns Doctors About Infertility Possibility with Pfizer COVID Vaccine, But NO Warning to Patients!

Fact check: A coronavirus vaccine that makes everyone infertile has not been approved for use https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-factcheck-covid-vaccine-causing-infer/fact-check-a-coronavirus-vaccine-that-makes-everyone-infertile-has-not-been-approved-for-use-idUSKBN25H20G

# Economy / Trade
Congress is weighing a week-long stopgap measure to avoid a government shutdown after current funding runs out next Friday.

Hypocrisy: Trump regime announces new round of sanctions on Iran https://www.npr.org/2020/01/10/795224662/trump-administration-announces-more-economic-sanctions-against-iran

# Education / Schools
Student Loan Horror Stories: Borrowed: $79,000. Paid: $190,000. Now Owes? $236,000 https://taibbi.substack.com/p/student-loan-horror-stories-borrowed

Hit by Covid-19, Colleges Do the Unthinkable and Cut Tenure. Presidents of struggling colleges around the country are reacting to the pandemic by unilaterally cutting programs, firing professors and gutting tenure, all once-unthinkable changes.

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Common tire chemical implicated in mysterious deaths of at-risk salmon https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/12/common-tire-chemical-implicated-mysterious-deaths-risk-salmon

EPA Forced To Study Glyphosate, Finds Pesticide Could Injure Or Kill 93% Of Endangered Species https://biologicaldiversity.org/w/news/press-releases/epa-finds-glyphosate-likely-injure-or-kill-93-endangered-species-2020-11-25/

Bond Fire South of LA Forces 25,000 to Flee https://www.ecowatch.com/la-bond-wildfire-2649219408.html

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Why the USDA Is Being Sued — Again

# General News
‘Sonic attacks’ suffered by US diplomats likely caused by microwave energy, government study https://www.news-daily.com/features/health/sonic-attacks-suffered-by-us-diplomats-likely-caused-by-microwave-energy-government-study-says/article_915799a8-55a3-5075-bf85-6518c85afd23.html

UN General Assembly adopts five anti-Israeli resolutions. The United Nations General Assembly has condemned Israel’s sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights, a territory the Tel Aviv regime seized from Syria in the 1967 Six Day War and annexed four years later.

# Global Politics and other news
Iran ready to show goodwill if U.S., Europe abide by nuclear deal: Zarif https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-zarif/iran-ready-to-show-goodwill-if-u-s-europe-abide-by-nuclear-deal-zarif-idUSKBN28D1WT

# Gov / Politics
History Will Judge Trump but We’ve Got to Do It First. Trump may feel like an aberration now, but give it time and he’ll blend right in with other recent Republicans whose regimes broke the law and got away with it https://www.thedailybeast.com/history-will-judge-trump-but-weve-got-to-do-it-first

Trump 2024 talk threatens to freeze other GOP hopefuls in place.
President Trump is openly flirting with the possibility of running for president again in 2024, complicating the path of Republicans who hope to launch their own bids next cycle.

Meetings between officials with President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team and some military-run spy agencies are tentatively scheduled to take place early next week following reports that the Trump administration was barring the discussions.

The U.S. State Department said on Friday it has ended five cultural exchange programs with China, calling them “soft power propaganda tools.”

President Trump’s campaign spent $8.8 million on the legal challenges to the Nov. 3 election in various states, including $2.7 million in legal fees, according to the latest filings with the Federal Election Commission.

Video Doesn’t Show ‘Suitcases’ of Illegal Ballots in Georgia: The Trump campaign is falsely claiming that a video captured election workers in Georgia adding thousands of illegal ballots that were brought into an Atlanta facility in suspicious “suitcases” on election night.

President Trump appears to be removing Pentagon officials and advisers en masse with just weeks left in office, installs Lewandowski

Trump calls Georgia governor to pressure him for help overturning Biden’s win in the state https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-kemp-call-georgia/2020/12/05/fd8d677c-3721-11eb-8d38-6aea1adb3839_story.html

Trump suffers brutal, unprecedented court defeat https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-michigan-lawmakers-meeting/2020/11/20/ef30e2ba-2b43-11eb-8fa2-06e7cbb145c0_story.html

Trump Has Pushed Ahead With Drone Strikes, Putting U.S. Citizens in the Crosshairs.
Continuing the targeted killing program created by Bush and expanded by Obama, Trump loosened restrictions further.

Manufacturing consent for war on China: US intel chief: China ‘greatest threat to democracy worldwide’

CIA Files Prove America Helped Saddam as He Gassed Iran https://foreignpolicy.com/2013/08/26/exclusive-cia-files-prove-america-helped-saddam-as-he-gassed-iran/

More than 200 House Republicans still refuse to acknowledge Joe Biden’s election victory https://www.alternet.org/2020/12/how-many-republicans-are-in-the-house/

Media WAKES UP To Find INSANE Corruption Scandal At Heart Of Biden Team https://realhardpolitics.com/2020/12/01/media-wakes-up-to-find-insane-corruption-scandal-at-heart-of-biden-team/

Trump’s Final Days of Rage and Denial: The last act of the Trump presidency has taken on the stormy elements of a drama more common to history or literature than a modern White House.

Trump demands names of the congressional Republicans who said they recognize Biden as winner https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/528899-trump-demands-names-of-the-congressional-republicans-who-said-they

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
President Trump has amended federal execution rules to allow death by firing squad https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2020-11-27/new-rule-could-allow-gas-firing-squads-for-us-executions

# Military / DOD
President Trump has ordered the Pentagon to withdraw nearly all of the
700 U.S. troops stationed in Somalia. Relocation of 700 troops from Somalia reverses administration course; move follows troop cuts in Iraq, Afghanistan

# Military / Global
Russia to Israel: Stay out of the Persian Gulf. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned of the situation in the Persian Gulf and the arbitrary actions of the Zionist regime.

# Space
Astounding Success!: Hayabusa2’s Mission Returns Asteroid Sample to Earth

Jupiter and Saturn Will Form ‘Double Planet’ This December for the First Time in 800 Years

# Things that make ya go ‘Hmmmm’
Divers Discover Something Much Darker at the Bottom of “The Great Blue Hole”
[Great article, too many ads.]

# Weather
Rapid Intensification and Number of Storms Make 2020 a Record Hurricane Season https://earthsky.org/earth/record-smashing-2020-atlantic-hurricane-season-official-end

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2020-12-04

Voices, The Peoples News

Dec. 4, 2020
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

# CoronaVirus
Trump Walked Away: Ex-Presidents fill leadership vacuum as Trump disappears during pandemic disaster https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/03/politics/trump-coronavirus-vaccine/index.html

LA Mayor Bans ‘Unnecessary Walking’ as Part of New COVID-19 Restrictions https://fortune.com/2020/12/03/los-angeles-new-lockdown-rules-walking-driving/

A dozen grocery stores around the state have been forced to close for two weeks because of a public health order issued by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-deranged) at a time when the state’s residents are suffering from record high unemployment and food insecurity https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/new-mexico-governor-shuts-down-grocery-stores-for-two-weeks

Money laundering: Governors Newsom and Kemp paid over $1B to Chinese company for COVID-19 supplies that never arrived https://www.legitgov.org/money-laundering-governors-newsom-and-kemp-paid-over-1b-chinese-company-covid-19-supplies-never

Pittsburgh Public Safety has formed a task force to conduct compliance checks for the state’s public health orders like mask-wearing and social distancing.

Are Cotton Swab PCR Tests Secretly Injecting Vaccines to Combat “Vaccine Hesitancy”?

‘Immunity Cards’ To Be Issued To All Americans! Enable CDC To Track
COVID-19 Vaccination Status In Database

Coronavirus was already in the US before the official Wuhan outbreak, new study shows The CDC says US blood samples from early December tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Coronavirus myths: What we know isn’t true of the pandemic. A year into the pandemic, we’re still battling coronavirus myths.

More positive vaccine news: Study finds antibody levels remain elevated
3 months after Moderna vaccination

# Economy / Trade
President-elect Joe Biden described the $900 billion congressional stimulus proposal as a “good start” and said he believed Congress should pass it.

Lawmakers pressure leaders to reach COVID-19 relief deal https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/528697-lawmakers-pressure-leaders-to-reach-covid-19-relief-deal

Inhumane, criminal: What the US Congress is refusing to do for desperate Americans. While Americans are suffering, these politicians in the Senate don’t lack for anything. In this Congress more than half of its members are millionaires.

McConnell pushes for ‘3-Martini Lunch’ Deduction while letting millions of Americans go hungry. “Mitch McConnell’s ‘new’ Covid relief bill gives CEOs a 100% tax deduction for a 3-martini lunch, but ZERO to the 26 million who don’t have enough food to eat.”

With Rent Freezes About to Expire, Mnuchin Lobbies for More Wall Street Bailouts https://www.mintpressnews.com/shell-games-at-the-treasury-department-and-a-financial-system-on-life-support/273419/

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
The Trump administration said it would sell oil and gas leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska in early January https://www.arctictoday.com/trump-administration-plans-for-early-january-sale-of-arctic-refuge-oil-leases/

# General Recalls / Alerts
ADCO Recalls Candles Due to Fire and Burn Hazards; Sold Exclusively at Dollar Tree:

Huffy Recalls Torex Ride-on Toy UTVs Due to Injury Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Walmart:

# Global Politics and other news
In a countryside idyll, China built a detention camp for Muslims. This is what it’s like inside. China’s mass internment of Muslims in Xinjiang is so secretive that little is known about any single camp. Now interviews with former detainees have given us an inside look at one of them.

Ex-prisoners detail the horrors of China’s detention camps https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/alison_killing/china-ex-prisoners-horrors-xinjiang-camps-uighurs

Thousands of satellite images reveal a vast, growing infrastructure for long-term detention and incarceration in China https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/meghara/china-new-internment-camps-xinjiang-uighurs-muslims?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=BuzzFeed%20News%20Incoming%2012/4&utm_term=News%20confirmed%20list

Japan plans to join the pack and ban sales of new gasoline cars by 2030 https://www.zmescience.com/science/japan-plans-to-join-the-pack-and-ban-sales-of-new-gasoline-cars-by-2030/

# Gov / Politics
Georgia Video Footage Allegedly Shows Poll Workers Staying Behind, Producing ‘Suitcases of Ballots’

Voting Machine USB Drives Had Totals Altered Overnight, Witness in Nevada Election Contest Alleges https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_app/voting-machine-usb-drives-had-totals-altered-overnight-witness-in-nevada-election-contest-alleges_3604396.html

A lawyer for President Donald Trump’s campaign said the team is preparing to file a lawsuit soon alleging that 40,000 people voted twice in Nevada, which, if true, could potentially erase Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden’s lead.

Michigan Poll Observer: Military Ballots Looked Like ‘Xerox Copies,’ All for Biden. “None of the voters [were] registered,” and election workers “had to manually enter the names and addresses and a birth date of 1/1/2020, which would override the system and allow them to enter nonregistered voters, of which I saw several throughout the day,” Patty said.

A contractor for Dominion Voting Systems who performed IT work at the TCF Center in Michigan and a former state senator who was a poll challenger both say that the voting machines used in the Nov. 3 election were connected to the internet.

President Donald Trump called for a full forensic audit of mail-in ballots that were cast in key states during the Nov. 3 presidential election https://www.ntd.com/trump-fighting-for-all-future-elections_535551.html

Up to 280,000 Ballots ‘Disappeared’ After Trip to Pennsylvania From NY – Amistad Project Director https://www.wbap.com/news/law-firm-claims-more-than-280k-pre-marked-ballots-disappeared-in-pennsylvania/

President Donald Trump threatened to veto an annual defense bill authorizing billions of dollars in military spending unless Congress agreed to strip away a pivotal internet law that provides Facebook, Google, and Twitter with legal immunity over content posted by their users.

Georgia to Investigate Lindsey Graham for Election Crimes https://www.forbes.com/sites/nicholasreimann/2020/12/03/georgia-asked-to-investigate-whether-lindsey-graham-tried-to-interfere-in-presidential-senate-elections/?sh=1ac4b84d3b0a

Trump caught trying to sneak secret info from DOJ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5-o2Dgl7yM

The President Is Acting Crazy, so Why Are We Shrugging It Off?

GOP Motions to Adjourn Congress as COVID, Eviction and Hunger Crises Worsen House Democrats blocked the Republicans’ attempt to end the session without passing any additional relief measures.

Attorneys for President Donald Trump told a Georgia legislative panel Thursday they plan to file a lawsuit to throw out the state’s certified election results and have the General Assembly select the state’s presidential electors

President Trump is heading to Georgia on Saturday, seeking to boost the two GOP senators heading into critical runoffs while simultaneously complicating their path to victory.

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
The Justice Department is quietly amending its execution protocols, no longer requiring federal death sentences to be carried out by lethal injection and clearing the way to use other methods like firing squads and poison gas.

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
House passes sweeping reform bill to decriminalize marijuana: The House on Friday passed sweeping legislation that would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, the first time either chamber of Congress has voted to decriminalize cannabis.

Lawmakers And Advocates React To Federal Marijuana Legalization Bill’s House Passage https://www.marijuanamoment.net/lawmakers-and-advocates-react-to-federal-marijuana-legalization-bills-house-passage/

# Medical / Health
It’s Erin Brockovich all over again: rusty iron pipes are exposing us to cancer-causing chemicals https://www.zmescience.com/science/erin-brockovich-chromium-exposure-12042020/

# Military / DOD
President Trump has ordered the Pentagon to withdraw nearly all of the
700 U.S. troops stationed in Somalia by early next year, the Defense Department announced on Friday. The announcement marks Trump’s latest move to pull troops from overseas conflicts before leaving office in January.

# Science
AI makes stunning protein folding breakthrough — but not all researchers are convinced. DeepMind’s AlphaFold claims to have solved a 50-year-old challenge of protein structure.

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Nov. 20, 2020
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous As North Dakota Faces World’s Deadliest Outbreak, Native Communities Condemn States’ COVID Response https://www.democracynow.org/2020/11/18/covid_in_indian_country

Losing elders to COVID-19 endangers Indigenous languages on Facebook Facebook “We worry a lot,” says one Indigenous leader. “They have so much more to tell.”

The Trump administration has revived discussions around taking executive action targeting birthright citizenship in its final weeks before leaving office, according to two people familiar with the discussions.

# Border / Immigration
President Trump and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) are headed to a final showdown over his signature border wall, setting the stage for a rematch of a fight two years ago that shuttered the government for 35 days.

# CoronaVirus
Hospitals in half the states are facing a massive staffing shortage as
Covid-19 surges

Pfizer to Ask Permission Friday to Start Rolling Out Vaccine. It’s not known how long the FDA will take to make its decision, but Pfizer said the filing could allow for distribution to begin by the middle of next month.

Dr. Céline Gounder, adviser to Biden, on next COVID attack plan. Schools are essential while restaurants are not, said Dr. Gounder.

Operation Warp Speed Reveals COVID Vaccine Distribution Plan by
Military: “All of America Must Receive the Vaccine Within 24 Hours”
After FDA Fast-track Approval

Top Pathologist Claims Coronavirus is “The Greatest Hoax Ever Perpetrated on an Unsuspecting Public”

Air Force nurses head to North Dakota as hospitals prepare for surge in coronavirus cases. About 60 Air Force medical personnel will deploy through the weekend to North Dakota to support civilian hospitals struggling to meet the increase of coronavirus patients https://www.grandforksherald.com/newsmd/coronavirus/6769458-Air-Force-nurses-deployed-to-North-Dakota-to-address-hospital-staffing-crunch

# Economy / Trade
12 million Americans set to lose unemployment benefits by year’s end https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/19/12-million-americans-set-to-lose-unemployment-benefits-by-years-end.html

China Scores Big on Asia Trade Against U.S.

A trade court grants President Trump’s request to reinstate tariffs on two-sided solar panels, which could benefit manufacturers with U.S.

The RCEP: How the Pact Signals US Downfall. The RCEP the largest free trade agreement the world has ever had in history

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
President-elect Biden’s pledge to halt new drilling on public lands will face numerous obstacles, including resistance from some Democratic governors.

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Biden’s pledge to ban all new leasing and permitting on federal lands and waters will face major hurdles

# Global Politics and other news
Australian War Crimes Report Means Get The Hell Out Of Afghanistan.
These are unforgivable atrocities which cry out to the heavens for vengeance.

New ISIS leader worked with US, new documents reveal. New documents reveal that Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Quraishi, the new leader of the Daesh terrorist group, had been cooperating with US intelligence elements.

The Isis papers: leaked documents show how Isis is building its state Blueprint lays bare new contours of Islamic state, complete with civil service, regional government and Soviet levels of economic control https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/07/leaked-isis-document-reveals-plan-building-state-syria

# Gov / Politics
Will a Vindictive Trump Start a War With Iran or Will He Bring the Troops Home? We Americans are heading for something like an Armageddon in the next several months

An Invitation to Seeking Truth in a Country of Lies. We live in the era of massive fraud where the trans-national wealthy elites, led by the American war and propaganda machine https://countercurrents.org/2020/11/an-invitation-to-seeking-truth-in-a-country-of-lies/

Trump ‘reached out’ to 2 Michigan election officials day before they rescinded certification of results

Experts warn of ‘sedition’ and ‘coup’ as Michigan GOP leaders plan meeting with Trump https://www.alternet.org/2020/11/trump-coup-2648983031/

NY Investigations Into Trump Now Include Tax Write-Offs: Trump reduced his taxable income by $26 million from 2010 to 2018, writing it off as a business expense.

Trump keeps tight grip on GOP amid divisions. President Trump is maintaining a tight grip on Senate Republicans even as he’s frustrated them this week by announcing new policies and firing administration officials.

Noem Ditches COVID Crisis at Home to Hobnob Maskless in D.C. The coronavirus may be rampaging through South Dakota, but that didn’t stop the governor from jetting off to Washington for ego-boosting—and mask-free, of course—GOP meetups.

Trump Uses Power of the Presidency to Try to Overturn the Election and Stay in Office https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/20/can-trump-stage-a-coup-office-second-term

The General Services Administration (GSA), led by Trump’s hand-picked appointee, is STILL blocking the formal transition process. GSA Faces Pressure to Recognize Biden as Election Winner, Hand Over Keys to Formally Start Transition It is unclear when GSA will grant access to full transition resources amid the Trump campaign’s legal challenges.

A growing number of conservative Republicans are breaking with President Trump and his legal team over what they view as a dangerous effort to overturn the election results by promoting conspiracy theories.

President Donald Trump wants to spend the final weeks of his presidency transferring America’s most advanced fighter jet, a set of powerful armed drones and thousands of bombs and missiles to a Middle Eastern dictatorship that is deeply implicated in multiple civil wars and aggressively represses its own population.

‘In Breaking the Senate, We Are Abandoning Our People’: Watch AOC Excoriate McConnell on House Floor. “He broke the Senate as there are thousands of people in Texas lined up for food lines. He broke the Senate while hospitals no longer have beds to house the sick.”

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Justice Department Asserts Unreviewable Discretion to Kill US Citizens.
A lawyer for the United States argued Monday that the government has the power to kill its citizens without judicial oversight https://www.courthousenews.com/justice-department-asserts-unreviewable-discretion-to-kill-us-citizens/

This lawsuit actually says a state’s votes for Biden should just be flipped to Trump https://www.alternet.org/2020/11/election-fraud-lawsuit/

# Technology
Facebook Messenger Bug: Google’s Project Zero Bug Team Discover Hackers Can Listen Through Call—Patch Fix Now Rolls Out!

Cit0Day Biggest Security Breaches: What’s Inside the Leak and How to Check If Your Email Is Compromised. If you’re wondering what’s inside the Cit0Day leak, here’s the answer. You can also use this guide to check if your email is compromised.

Experts Claim A New Wireless Chip Can Be Implanted Into the Brain, Stimulating It Using Light and Electrical Current https://www.techtimes.com/articles/254312/20201119/neuralink-rival-new-wireless-chip-stimulates-brain-electrical-current-light.htm#:~:text=Scientists%20developed%20another%20wireless%20chip,only%20light%20and%20electric%20current

# Things that make ya go ‘Hmmmm’
Researchers find a new hidden secret in the paintings of Leonardo Da Vinci https://www.zmescience.com/science/researchers-find-a-new-hidden-secret-in-the-paintings-of-leonardo-da-vinci/

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