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

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http://thehistoryhacker.com/2013/08/12/a-proposal-to-officially-legalize-the-secession-of-states-from-the-union/?replytocom=945 December 8, 2020
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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

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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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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2020-11-20

Voices, The Peoples News

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

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“Question the media and you’re a conspiracy kook. Criticize the government and you’re a Russian agent.
Oppose war and you’re anti-American. Defend Palestinians and you’re an anti-Semite. Good is bad.
Up is down. War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.” –  Caitlin Johnstone
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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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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2020-12-03

Voices, The Peoples News

Dec. 3, 2020
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

# Border / Immigration
Trump admin finally gives info to reunite families. “Among other things, information includes phone numbers that had not previously been known,”
lawyers wrote.

Trump Administration Lags Reuniting Families Separated At Southern Border https://www.npr.org/2020/10/21/926051647/trump-administration-lags-reuniting-families-separated-at-southern-border

# CoronaVirus
Vile: Trump Tweets Reno’s COVID Surge Unit ‘fake’ – Governor Says Trump ‘Unconsionable’

No Lockdown States Spreading the Virus Beyond Their Borders

Reinfections of COVID-19 Are Possible

More people are getting COVID-19 twice, suggesting immunity wanes quickly in some https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/11/more-people-are-getting-covid-19-twice-suggesting-immunity-wanes-quickly-some

Pfizer and BioNTech Achieve First Authorization for COVID-19 Vaccine https://www.pfizer.com/news/press-release/press-release-detail/pfizer-and-biontech-achieve-first-authorization-world

Moderna plans to begin testing its coronavirus vaccine in children 12 to 17. Moderna’s vaccine has not yet been studied in children or pregnant women. In the new clinical trial in adolescents, girls past puberty will be tested before each injection to make sure they are not pregnant.

COVID survivors being rejected for life insurance.

Former Head of Pfizer Research Says Vaccine Can Make Females Infertile https://healthimpactnews.com/2020/breaking-uk-first-to-approve-pfizer-covid-vaccine-as-former-head-of-pfizer-research-says-vaccine-can-make-females-infertile/

Pfizer’s long history of scandals, and the fact that they have never been held to account for their crimes, continues to be ignored by the media, even as its experimental mRNA vaccine candidate for Covid-19 draws ever closer to US government approval.

Under CARES Act, These Moms Should Be Home. They Remain in COVID-Filled Prisons.

# Economy / Trade
Top Democrats Back Compromise Plan to Revive Stimulus Talks

Trump backs Senate GOP’s pay freeze for federal workers while giving the rich a $1.5 trillion tax cut. Unions representing federal workers have denounced the proposed pay freeze as “insulting” and a “cruel slap in the face.”

# Employment
The F schedule, a new classification by Executive Order. Civil servants getting the golden shower treatment

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
Columbus utility a nonprofit funded by American Electric Power gave
$900,000 over three years to two “dark money” groups at the center of the state’s power plant subsidy law scandal.

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’ Were Dropped Over Millions of Acres via Aerial Pesticide, Tests Reveal https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/12/01/tests-reveal-toxic-forever-chemicals-aerial-pesticide-showered-over-millions-acres

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Singapore becomes first country to approve consumption of lab-grown meat https://www.zmescience.com/science/singapore-becomes-first-country-to-approve-consumption-of-lab-grown-meat/

Tyson exploits consumers just like its animals and the workers who raise them.
Vulnerable workers, abused animals and a rigged system are the foundation of an unethical, destructive business model.

# General News
A new mystery metal monolith has appeared on the top of a mountain in California — a week after a similar structure was pictured in the deserts of Utah.

Mystery continues: Strange metal monolith now spotted in Romania after disappearing from Utah desert https://www.wionews.com/world/mystery-continues-strange-metal-monolith-now-spotted-in-romania-after-disappearing-from-utah-desert-346664?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQHKAFQArABIA==

Airlines in the US can now ban emotional support animals from flights.
Only dogs will be considered as legitimate “service animals” on flights, according to a new US rule.

# Global Politics and other news
Warning: Possible WMD Attacks in Europe (raw intel report) https://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/12/02/warning-possible-wmd-attacks-in-europe-raw-intel-report/

Missile-proof ‘French Pentagon’ will help fight terrorism. France’s army chiefs are moving into their new defence ministry, aimed at allowing a quicker response to the threats faced by the country — especially terrorism.

Afghan government and Taliban representatives said they had reached a preliminary deal to press on with peace talks, their first written agreement in 19 years of war in Afghanistan.

Syria Falls Victim to US Highway Robbery. American military convoys to Iraqi territory from Syria are of oil stolen by the United States from Syria.

# Gov / Politics
Michael Flynn calls for Trump to suspend the constitution and declare martial law to re-run election https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-election-2020/michael-flynn-suspend-constitution-martial-law-trump-reelection-b1765467.html

As The Associated Press reported, Trump’s remarks raised questions about how far he can go to grind the gears before Jan. 20, including possibly encouraging Republicans in Congress to block certification of the election results.

Air Force veteran Harold Pope Jr. is New Mexico’s first Black state senator. The born and raised Puebloan will become the first Black state senator in the history of New Mexico after he won the District 23 State Senate election over Republican incumbent Sander Rue.

New documents reveal Trump and Kushner are ‘major beneficiaries’ of pandemic loan program https://www.rawstory.com/2020/12/new-documents-reveal-trump-and-kushner-are-major-beneficiaries-of-loan-program/

President-elect Joe Biden’s Cabinet is quickly taking shape, but there is growing dissent from Black lawmakers and activists surrounding his picks, as only two Black Americans have been chosen so far.

Biden Says He’ll Try To Return To Iran Deal, Keep Phase One China Deal https://nypost.com/2020/12/02/biden-says-hell-try-to-return-to-iran-deal-keep-china-deal/

With the clock ticking toward a Joe Biden administration in January, the country faces a significant risk that the Trump administration will destroy records of his time in office, motivated in part by the president’s desire to avoid accountability for his actions.

Bill Barr Just Set a Time Bomb for President Biden. Anything that Barr does should be viewed through the prism of politics rather than the law, and especially this.

Republican senators say President Trump should proceed cautiously in granting pardons during his final weeks in office.

The Dangerous Possibilities of Trump’s Pardon Power. Trump has used pardons to reward loyalty and tweak perceived enemies. In the last weeks of his Presidency, he may use them to protect his associates—and himself.

Donald Trump’s Latest Grift May Be His Most Cynical Yet https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/donald-trumps-latest-grift-may-be-his-most-cynical-yet

Rethinking the Poverty Measure: The Biden administration can on its own authority change the poverty calculation, and challenge the narrative of who is poor and why.

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Ivanka Trump Questioned Under Oath in Lawsuit Over Use of Inauguration Funds https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-inauguration/ivanka-trump-questioned-under-oath-in-lawsuit-over-use-of-inauguration-funds-idUSKBN28D05K

# Medical / Global
President-elect Joe Biden asked Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, to serve as his chief medical adviser.

# Military / DOD
Milley: U.S. debating how many troops to keep in Somalia as al-Shabab remains a threat to America

# Technology
Gut-wrenching footage documents Arecibo telescope’s collapse https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-03421-y

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2020-12-02

Voices, The Peoples News

Dec. 2, 2020
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

# Archaeology
‘Sistine Chapel of the Ancients’: 12,000-Year-Old Columbian Rock Paintings. The images—heralded by researchers as “the Sistine Chapel of the ancients”—depict animals, humans and geometric patterns https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tens-thousands-12000-year-old-rock-paintings-found-colombia-180976427/

# CoronaVirus
‘Dr. Atlas did more damage in 130 days than you could possibly imagine.’
Former health policy director for the Obama White House Dr. Kavita Patel and health and medicine reporter for the Washington Post Lenny Bernstein speak to the dangers of not having adequate leadership in the federal government as the country is consumed by a surging pandemic

Was COVID-19 in U.S. Before January? Coronavirus was present in the U.S.
weeks earlier than scientists and public health officials previously thought https://www.statnews.com/2020/05/29/cdc-local-transmission-coronavirus-united-states/

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he would start circulating a new coronavirus relief proposal that could garner support from the White House and among Senate Republicans

A bipartisan group of more than a dozen lawmakers who collaborated at their own initiative and circumnavigated House and Senate leaders unveiled an outline for a coronavirus relief bill worth $908 billion

COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation Continues as Anti-Vaccine Movement Moves with Smaller Online Groups. A new research shows that current campaigns against COVID-19 vaccine come from smaller, stronger-connected Facebook groups.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday said its recommended quarantine time after someone is exposed to coronavirus can be shortened to seven days with a negative test result, and 10 days without a test.

U.S. Sen. Cassidy joins bipartisan group of lawmakers pushing $908 billion COVID-19 relief https://www.carrollspaper.com/news/national/u-s-sen-cassidy-joins-bipartisan-group-of-lawmakers-pushing-908-billion-covid-19-relief/article_821ec7eb-6713-5cc0-8a88-065b4ed9347c.html

Dr. Northrup Discusses “Worst Case Scenarios” with New COVID Vaccine Dangers https://healthimpactnews.com/2020/dr-northrup-discusses-worst-case-scenarios-with-new-covid-vaccine-dangers/

McConnell COVID Plan: No Direct Payments and Stricter Unemployment Requirements. Analysts caution that McConnell’s goal is to undermine Biden’s presidency and gain GOP seats in 2022 and beyond.

# Economy / Trade
American Small Businesses Die While Billionaires Became ONE TRILLION DOLLARS Richer in 2020 https://healthimpactnews.com/2020/american-small-businesses-die-while-billionaires-became-one-trillion-dollars-richer-in-2020/

Biden Taps Two BlackRock Executives for Top Economic Posts. This comes as progressives are demanding a cabinet free of Wall Street influence.

# Education / Schools
Betsy Devos Rips Free College as ‘Socialist Takeover of Higher Education’

Right-Wing Organizations Are Enlisting Students in Their War Against Campus Progressives. Well-funded conservative groups are training college students to oppose progressive measures on campus.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
Los Angeles officials will consider a zoning update that would ban oil drilling within city limits.

Oklahoma oil and gas leaders dismiss the possibility of a widespread fracking ban under President-elect Joe Biden, but remain concerned about other regulatory changes that will affect the industry.

Enbridge begins construction on the Line 3 replacement and expansion in Minnesota the day after state officials approved the last permits for the project.

The Biden administration appears likely to implement new occupational safety rules around silica dust, a byproduct of coal mining that’s led to an epidemic of advanced black lung disease https://energynews.us/digests/feds-may-finally-take-action-on-toxic-dust-behind-black-lung-epidemic/

The Trump administration is turning to a Department of Energy loan program it had tried to eliminate to increase domestic supplies of lithium, uranium and other key materials.

# Environment / Climate / Interior
The Supreme Court Wants to Revive a Doctrine That Would Paralyze Biden’s Administration https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/12/supreme-court-gundy-doctrine-administrative-state.html

Humanity Faces Climate “Suicide” Without US Rejoining Paris Agreement, Says the UN Secretary General. Joining China and other big polluters, Biden’s pledge of “net zero” US emissions by 2050 brings the Paris Agreement goals “within reach.”

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Scientists found microplastics in razor clams from the coast of Washington https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/11/201130101239.htm

As 2020 winds down, roughly 23 percent of households in the U.S. are struggling with food insecurity, a number that has doubled since last year.

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals / Global
This lab-grown chicken just got the world’s first regulatory approval.
In a few Singaporean restaurants, the chicken on the menu will come from a bioreactor, not a farm.

# General News
The Extremists Knocking on Doors and Claiming People’s Homes. Homeowners in the Seattle suburbs have been getting disturbing visits from members of the Moorish sovereign citizen movement. “They believe they were the first inhabitants of the Americas, and that therefore they own everything.”

# Global Politics and other news
Top Iranian Nuclear Scientist Was Killed by Remote-controlled Machine Gun, Report Says. Iranian Fars News Agency reports that shots that killed Mohsen Fakhrizadeh came from a weapon mounted on a deserted vehicle which exploded shortly after the attack

Nuclear scientist assassination triggers Iran move to 20% enrichment. By this increased jump in uranium reprocessing, Tehran is sending a message that it is no longer going to be kept in the sanctions dog house.

NATO needs an updated strategy to meet challenges posed by a rising China. “China is no longer the benign trading partner that the West had hoped for. It is the rising power of our century and NATO must adapt,”
said one NATO diplomat.”

# Gov / Politics
Trump Orders Georgia Governor to Forget the Election and Name Trump Winner…or Else (an attack from ‘the rear?’) https://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/12/01/trump-orders-georgia-governor-to-forget-the-election-and-name-trump-winner-or-else-an-attack-from-the-rear/

Trump discussed pardons for Jared, his oldest children and Rudy. It is legal for a president to pardon family members, though it remains unclear what crimes the president might seek to preemptively pardon. The power of the presidential pardon does not extend to state or local crimes.

Sidney Powell Tweet: Trump should declare insurrection and use “military tribunals” to investigate election fraud https://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/12/01/sidney-powell-tweet-trump-should-declare-insurrection-and-use-military-tribunals-to-investigate-election-fraud/

Judge: ‘Precious little proof’ in Georgia election fraud suit. The plaintiffs presented a bizarre theory about an algorithm that stole votes from the president.

The president’s legal team filed a new challenge in Wisconsin Tuesday in an attempt to throw out more than 211,000 ballots in the state’s two most Democratic counties and reverse the president-elect’s victory https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-lawsuit-wisconsin-results-6b6f053d548b6be8f3e85e975661fe0d

Trump Threatens to Veto Defense Bill Over Mean Tweets. Last week, Trump called for Section 230 to be “immediately terminated” hours after #DiaperDon started trending on Twitter.

Republican frustration builds over Cabinet picks. A fight is brewing over President-elect Joe Biden’s Cabinet picks, in one of the first faceoffs between the long-time dealmaker and Senate Republicans.

Trump Considers Pardons for Family, Associates as DOJ Probes Pardon Bribery Scheme https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/528260-justice-department-investigating-potential-bribery-scheme-to-obtain

A top Senate Republican said that Congress will likely need a stopgap bill as a myriad of last-minute snags that are threatening quick passage of a mammoth spending bill to fund the government.

Trump Is Headed to Georgia to “Help” With the Runoffs. The GOP Is Terrified. A portion of Trump’s fervent base is calling for a conservative voter boycott of the January 5 Senate runoff in Georgia.

“Someone’s Going to Get Killed” Over Trump’s Voting Lies, Georgia Official Says. A Georgia official said Trump is fueling death threats against election workers. Trump doubled down in response.

Trump Tells Party Faithful He Will Run for President Again in 2024.
Trump’s statement on Tuesday was his first public acknowledgment of considering another run for office.

Trumpist Lawyers Tell Georgia Republicans: Don’t Vote! Lin Wood held a rally on Wednesday and, let’s just say, it wasn’t what national Republicans wanted to hear.

Trump Releases 46 Minutes Of Lies Falsely Asserting ‘Fraud’ In 2020 Election. President Donald Trump on Wednesday released a lie-packed video on Facebook falsely claiming there was massive “fraud” in last month’s election, which he lost by 7 million votes to Democrat Joe Biden.

After $1.5 Trillion Tax Cut for Rich, Trump Backs GOP Pay Freeze for Federal Workers as Pandemic Rages https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/12/02/after-15-trillion-tax-cut-rich-trump-backs-gop-pay-freeze-federal-workers-pandemic

# Medical / Health
What is fentanyl: the deadliest drug in America. The drug is 50 times stronger than heroin. The line between medicine and poison is very thin with fentanyl. Imagine a dash of salt — if that were fentanyl, it would be enough to kill you.

# Military / DOD
‘We have a drug problem’: Camp Lejeune starts random LSD testing. A series of drug-related incidents involving Marines and sailors was behind the decision to test for LSD in random screenings, the Marine Corps said.

Air Force is looking for some airmen to transition to new jobs, National Guard or Reserve

Two service members were found dead last week at Joint Base San Antonio.
A soldier and an airman were found dead last week at Joint Base San Antonio, base officials announced Tuesday saying the deaths are unrelated.

# Nuclear / Radiation
Even a Small Nuclear War Could Trigger a Global Apocalypse. Nuclear war doesn’t have to be big to devastate the world, inducing years of famine and climate catastrophe alongside all that death and radiation.

# Security
New Tech Expands Spying. A new technology that will dangerously expand government spying on citizens.

ACLU Sues to Find Out How and Why Federal Agencies Are Accessing Americans’ Cell Phone Location Data. “We’re suing to bring some much-needed transparency to these disturbing practices,” explained one ACLU staff attorney.

# Technology
Elon Musk Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta: Wider Public Release Coming in 2 Weeks—Would it be Completely Safe? Elon Musk is granting wishes like it’s Christmas time, in this case, for the FSD Beta!

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2020-12-01

Voices, The Peoples News

Dec. 1, 2020
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

# CoronaVirus
A bipartisan group of lawmakers unveiled a $908 billion coronavirus relief proposal, as leadership faces growing pressure to cut a deal. The measure, rolled out by more than a dozen members from the House and Senate, comes as cases are climbing across the country and Congress is running out of time to clinch a long-stalled fifth bill with lawmakers scheduled to leave for the year as soon as next week.

Scott Atlas turned in his resignation from his role as a special adviser to President Trump on the coronavirus, capping off a controversial tenure in which he gained considerable influence while pushing questionable approaches to combatting the pandemic.

How Pharma Cash Colors Operation Warp Speed. A Trump administration maneuver allows executives leading the federal effort to keep investments in drug companies that would benefit from pandemic response.

Statistics Show that the Number of People who Died in the U.S. in 2020 will be the SAME as Previous Years, in Spite of COVID https://healthimpactnews.com/2020/statistics-show-that-the-number-of-people-who-died-in-the-u-s-in-2020-will-be-the-same-as-previous-years-in-spite-of-covid/

Health officials face death threats from coronavirus deniers https://theintercept.com/2020/12/01/covid-health-officials-death-threats/

Nation’s top coronavirus expert Dr. Anthony Fauci forced to beef up security as death threats increase https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/01/politics/anthony-fauci-security-detail/index.html

Top contractor received billions from government to help prepare the nation for biowarfare. The biodefense company Emergent BioSolutions is the highest-paid and most important contractor to the HHS office responsible for preparing for public health threats and maintaining the government’s stockpile of emergency medical supplies.

There Is No Monkey Shortage for COVID-19 Research — Because No Monkeys Are Needed. Animal experimentation industry trade groups and lobbyists are trying to convince the public that more money is needed to use monkeys for for COVID-19 vaccine research. It’s just not true.

COVID Vaccines “Biological Weapons of Mass Destruction” says Wyoming Medical Doctor and Manager for Wyoming’s State Public Health Department.
Dr. Igor Shepherd is a medical doctor/manager for Wyoming’s State Public Health Department/Preparedness Unit, and is on the Covid response team.

Kristi Noem’s grandma died in nursing home ravaged by COVID, and yet the South Dakota governor continues to downplay the virus, refuse a mask mandate, and ignore the terrible price her state is paying.

Pharma Money Colors Operation Warp Speed’s Quest to Defeat COVID-19. The Trump administration has allowed executives to keep investments in companies profiting from their COVID-19 efforts.

# Economy / Trade
Party Leaders Keep Pretending A Coronavirus Deal Is Within Easy Reach‌.
As coronavirus cases continue to spike, and as a number of economic relief provisions expire in the coming weeks, congressional leaders are hard at work assuring voters that a stimulus deal is right around the corner ― any day now, maybe, hopefully, probably not.

The Precarious State Unemployment Systems. Plus, another bipartisan gang pitching a probably fruitless deal.

# Education / Schools
Trump administration makes last-ditch effort to deregulate school nutrition standards https://thecounter.org/trump-administration-deregulate-school-nutrition-standards-usda-obama/

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
Exxon Mobil announced on Monday that it would significantly cut spending on exploration and production over the next four years https://www.universalpersonality.com/exxon-mobil-cuts-billions-in-capital-spending-as-oil-and-gas-prices-remain-low/

The Senate confirms two nominees to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, bringing the commission back to a full five members.

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio begins the process of replacing former Chairman Sam Randazzo after he abruptly resigned last month following an FBI search of his home.

Bank of America says it will not finance Arctic oil and gas exploration projects, making it the sixth and final major U.S. bank to do so.

San Jose, California, is expected to vote today on banning natural gas in new commercial and high-rise residential buildings starting August 2021.

# Environment / Climate / Interior
President-elect Biden has multiple options, and car industry support, for reversing the Trump administration’s rollback of car emissions rules.

Rapid Intensification and Number of Storms Make 2020 a Record Hurricane Season https://www.ecowatch.com/2020-hurricane-season-2649083451.html

# Environment / Climate / Interior Global Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil has surged to its highest level since 2008, the country’s space agency reports.

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon breaks 12-year record, as administration focuses on industry https://www.zmescience.com/science/deforestation/

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
SNAP caseloads and benefits are breaking historical records—and it’s still not enough, say hunger advocates. Caseloads are continuing to rise sharply, as other emergency assistance programs are scheduled to sunset in December.

Food box contractor sent itself $3 million worth of milk intended for Covid relief, House Democrat alleges. In addition, contractor Yegg, Inc.
charged USDA $5 per gallon for milk, and sent $1 million worth of dairy boxes to a nonprofit focused on “educational and cultural travel.”

# Food Recalls / Alerts
FDA posts recall for spinach already under recall in Canada for Salmonella https://news.knowledia.com/US/en/articles/fda-posts-recall-for-spinach-already-under-recall-in-canada-for-4cf078bf83f05c5fb2bf79c2a65d140584c28eab

# Global Politics and other news
France’s New Security Law May Have Just Sparked a “George Floyd” Moment.
Sparked by a new bill that would make publishing photos of police illegal and a viral video soon after that shows French police brutally beating a black man https://www.mintpressnews.com/france-security-law-may-have-just-sparked-george-floyd-moment/273357/

# Gov / Politics
The Cost of Trump’s Assault on the Press and the Truth https://www.newszada.com/the-cost-of-trumps-assault-on-the-press-and-the-truth/

Five things to know about Georgia’s Senate runoffs. All eyes are on Georgia ahead of January’s Senate runoffs, which will determine the balance of power in the upper chamber. On Jan. 5, Sen. Kelly Loeffler
(R-Ga.) will face off against her Democratic challenger, the Rev.
Raphael Warnock, while Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) will take on Democrat Jon Ossoff.

Trump Campaign Has Raised $150M Off Voter-Fraud Fiction. And Trump can use the money for political activities after he leaves office.

Tensions are brewing around some of President-elect Joe Biden’s picks for key posts in his administration, with protesting voices raised on the left as well as among Republicans.

President-elect Joe Biden has vowed to create a diverse Cabinet that represents a multicultural United States, and he’s taken steps with his initial nominations to fulfill the promise.

Trump Raises More Than $150 Million Appealing to False Election Claims

Trump to Aides: Pound Iran, Just Don’t ‘Start World War III.’ Trump has given some of his most hawkish officials, particularly Mike Pompeo, carte blanche to squeeze and punish the Islamic Republic as aggressively as they wish.

Trump and Giuliani Discussed a ‘Preemptive Pardon’: Giuliani has not been convicted or charged with a crime, but they reportedly discussed a potential pardon before Trump leaves the White House.

Trump’s Support for Israel’s Killing of Iranian Scientist Could Lead to War. The policy of uncritically caving to Israel’s demands imperils U.S.
national security.

The Lucrative Afterlife of a Trump Official: Trump’s former appointees are profiting from their time in the White House—H.R. McMaster most of all.

# Gov / Politics / Old News, New Findings The Original Russia Connection: Felix Sater has cut deals with the FBI, Russian oligarchs, and Donald Trump. He’s also quite a talker.

Donald Trump and Criminal Conspiracy Law, A RICO Explainer. Exploring the merits of prosecutors approaching the interlocking allegations against the Trump campaign and organization as a criminal conspiracy through the use of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act. ( December 7, 2017) https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/security/reports/2017/12/07/443833/donald-trump-criminal-conspiracy-law/

Who Is Felix Sater, and Why Is Donald Trump So Afraid of Him? This mob-linked operator and ex-con could be the key to the Russiagate investigation. (September 8, 2017) https://www.thenation.com/article/archive/who-is-felix-sater-and-why-is-donald-trump-so-afraid-of-him/

Kazakhstan’s BTA Bank Targets Felix Sater in Lawsuit. The lawsuit alleges that Sater plotted to use Trump-branded skyscrapers to launder money allegedly stolen from a Kazakhstan bank. (March 27, 2019) https://thediplomat.com/2019/03/kazakhstans-bta-bank-targets-felix-sater-in-lawsuit/

Felix Sater plotted to launder stolen cash through Trump projects, lawsuit claims. (March 25, 2019)

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
High Court May Let Trump Count Out ‘Illegal Aliens’—for Now. A majority of the justices seemed inclined to dismiss the case until it’s clear if the ploy will matter or not.

The conservative majority Supreme Court seemed reluctant to issue an immediate ruling that would halt President Trump’s plan to count — and later subtract — illegal immigrants residing in the U.S. from the once-per-decade population count used to apportion seats in the U.S. House.

The Last Man Due to Be Executed by the Trump Administration. The outgoing Trump administration will have killed more prisoners since July than any other administration has done in a full year since 1896.

Money Laundering Case Against Trump Partner, Felix Sater Allowed to Move Forward. An insider describes the Bayrock Group, its links to the Trump family and its mysterious access to funds. It isn’t pretty. (June 21, 2017) https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2017-06-21/trump-russia-and-those-shadowy-sater-deals-at-bayrock

# Military / DOD
The USS Nimitz is back in the Middle East amid Iraq, Afghanistan drawdowns. The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz has returned to the Middle East in case it is needed to provide air support during the drawdowns in Iraq and Afghanistan, defense officials said.

# Nuclear / Radiation
Feds speed sale of Three Mile Island unit amid state concern about decommissioning Federal regulators plan to approve the sale of Three Mile Island’s Unit 2, the nuclear reactor that partially melted down in 1979

# Security
Trump’s Dismantling of the ‘Open Skies’ Surveillance Program Is a Priceless Gift to Russia https://www.insidesources.com/trumps-dismantling-of-the-open-skies-surveillance-program-is-a-priceless-gift-to-russia/

Trump left the Open Skies Treaty, but don’t write it off yet https://www.defensenews.com/congress/2020/11/25/trump-left-the-open-skies-treaty-but-dont-write-it-off-yet/

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2020-11-30

Voices, The Peoples News

Nov. 30, 2020
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

# Indigenous
Julian Brave Noisecat:  What a Joe Biden cabinet pick might mean for Native Americans. Choosing Deb Haaland as Interior secretary would be historic. It could also bring a new community into the party fold.

# Indigenous / Global
Amid tensions in Myanmar, an Indigenous park of peace is born. The Karen people of Myanmar have long fought for autonomy over their lands. In a bold move, they have turned a war zone into a protected area https://ecotopical.com/yale-environment-360/308937/tensions-myanmar-indigenous-park-peace-born/

# Archaeology
‘Sistine Chapel of the ancients’ rock art discovered in remote Amazon forest. Tens of thousands of ice age paintings across a cliff face shed light on people and animals from 12,500 years ago https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/nov/29/sistine-chapel-of-the-ancients-rock-art-discovered-in-remote-amazon-forest

# CoronaVirus
Moderna announced that it will apply for emergency use authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate later Monday. The company said in a statement that testing showed its vaccine candidate was 94.1 percent effective in preventing COVID-19 and was 100 percent effective against severe COVID-19 https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/11/30/moderna-emergency-fda-authorization-covid-19-vaccine-pfizer/6376336002/

Precarious Working Conditions of Nursing Home Employees Foster Spread of COVID Paid sick leave and a living wage are often out of reach for the average nursing home aide.

OSHA Let Employers Decide Whether to Report Health Care Worker Deaths.
Many Didn’t.

How Pharma Money Colors Operation Warp Speed’s Quest to Defeat COVID https://khn.org/news/article/how-pharma-money-colors-operation-warp-speeds-quest-to-defeat-covid/

Thousands of Doctors’ Offices Buckle Under Financial Stress of COVID https://khn.org/news/thousands-of-primary-care-practices-close-financial-stress-of-covid/

‘An Arm and a Leg’: How to Avoid a Big Bill for Your COVID Test https://khn.org/news/an-arm-and-a-leg-how-to-avoid-a-big-bill-for-your-covid-test/

Moderna: No One Who Took Vaccine Developed Severe COVID. The U.S.
company will now submit that data to regulators for approval, and tens of millions of doses could be ready before the end of the year.

To Solve the COVID Crisis, We Must Push Biden to Put People Over Profits. Will the Biden administration really listen to science if that requires putting people’s needs above corporate profits?

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
Trump Admin Is Rushing to Mine Sacred Tribal Land in Arizona

Enbridge sues the state of Michigan in federal court in hopes of stopping the Whitmer administration’s attempt to shut down Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac.

The Red Lake and White Earth Bands of Chippewa ask Minnesota regulators to halt Line 3 pipeline construction, saying it would increase the risk of coronavirus spread.

Georgia Power’s acquisition of nearly 1,900 acres around five of its 12 coal ash ponds could shield it from millions of dollars in cleanup costs.

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Deep Frozen Arctic Microbes Are Waking Up. Thawing permafrost is releasing microorganisms, with consequences that are still largely unknown https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/deep-frozen-arctic-microbes-are-waking-up/?utm_source=pocket-newtab

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Thanksgiving in America, Market hits 30,000 and Food lines have 30,000 cars. This Thanksgiving, millions of Americans face homelessness and hundreds of thousands live on the street.

# Global Politics and other news
How Israel murdered Iranian nuclear scientist. Murder of Iran’s top nuclear scientist ‘involved 62 people including 12 gunmen http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/55973.htm

Iran Vows Retaliation In ‘Proper Time’ For Nuclear Scientist’s Killing https://www.npr.org/2020/11/28/939675848/iran-vows-retaliation-in-proper-time-for-nuclear-scientists-killing

# Gov / Politics
How Trump pushed the U.S. to the brink of war with Iran https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-nyt-iran-us-conflict-timeline-20200112-lh6xtmbgqnbf5ehyx7gq5iscmi-story.html

Reports on Flynn pardon leave out elephant in the room: Israeli interference in US policy. Israeli interference in U.S. policy-making has been far more effective than alleged Russian interference.

Republicans Won Key Races in 2020 Granting Them Far More Power to Gerrymander. Democrats will have to rely on the courts and grassroots movements to push back on Republican redistricting https://truthout.org/articles/republicans-won-key-races-in-2020-granting-them-far-more-power-to-gerrymander/

The US role in internationalizing fascism.

The U.S. Did Not Defeat Fascism in WWII, It Discretely Internationalized It https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/10/16/the-u-s-did-not-defeat-fascism-in-wwii-it-discretely-internationalized-it/

US Congress ties bows on gifts to Israel: The bill promises Israel “not less than” $3.3 billion per year in weapons grants in addition to $500 million in missile defense projects.

Watch the Film the Israel Lobby Didn’t Want You To See: The film exposes the efforts of Israel and its lobbyists to spy on, smear and intimidate US citizens who support Palestinian human rights, especially BDS https://www.truthdig.com/articles/the-film-the-israel-lobby-does-not-want-you-to-see/

Vital: Court Protects Anonymity of Researchers Reporting Links Between Trump and Russian Bank. The ruling protects the First Amendment anonymous speech rights of the researchers https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/11/victory-court-protects-anonymity-security-researchers-who-reported-apparent

Democrats were united on top issues this Congress — but will it hold?

Congress set for chaotic year-end sprint.

The most important relationship in Washington? Biden and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) have a history. Those who know both men say they have a mutual respect and built a level of trust between them over the years — which could be key in being able to facilitate agreements.

Trump’s Tantrum Over Loss Could Smash Georgia GOP. Trump’s anger at Gov.
Brian Kemp is making it nearly impossible for the GOP to unify ahead of two runoff elections in the state that will decide control of the U.S.

Yemen: Trump is Showering Saudi Arabia with Last-Minute Gifts. Saudi Arabia’s use of American diplomatic cover and weapons alike has taken on a fevered pace as the Kingdom deepens the tragedy it has afflicted upon Yemen.

# Media
Salon: Federal Judge bars Trump-Bannon-Breitbart media censor from interfering in news coverage. “Michael Pack has repeatedly and intentionally violated the First Amendment rights of VOA journalists”

# Medical / Health
Peabody announces plans to discontinue healthcare benefits for non-represented and retired employees, declaring the coverage “not sustainable.”

# Social
A Prosecutor Called Jail Time for Renters Who Fall Behind “Cruel.” He Got Fired.
An Arkansas prosecutor has been fired after speaking out against the state’s criminal eviction statute.

# Water
‘We must protect our water’: B.C. ranchers wage battle over radioactive fracking waste https://thenarwhal.ca/bc-fracking-agricultural-land-radioactive-waste/

Researchers discover huge freshwater reservoir hidden beneath Hawai’i.
The billions of liters of fresh water were discovered with electrical surveys.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2020-11-29

Voices, The Peoples News

Nov. 29, 2020
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

# Indigenous
Why Native Americans Have Been Protesting For A Month In The Heart Of The Hamptons. In the backyard of America’s rich and famous, an indigenous group is fighting for sovereignty and survival.

On 88 acres of self-governed land in Tennessee, a dream deferred for Choctaw people https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/11/26/choctaw-language-culture-thrives-safe-space-sovereign-land/6419821002/

The Swinomish Tribe Is an Ancient People With a Modern Climate Plan https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2020/nov/26/an-ancient-people-with-a-modern-climate-plan/

# Indigenous / Global
# Animals / Pets / Food Recalls
Three Rare Cat Species in Southeast Asia May Go Extinct Unless Better Protected https://www.ecowatch.com/rare-cat-species-asia-threatened-2649016989.html

# CoronaVirus
Why the Race to Find Covid-19 Vaccines Is Far From Over. Despite the promising news from Pfizer and Moderna, other efforts – which may be even more effective – continue around the world https://getpocket.com/explore/item/why-the-race-to-find-covid-19-vaccines-is-far-from-over?utm_source=pocket-newtab

United Airlines charters flights to distribute Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. United Airlines on Friday commenced charter flights to send doses of Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine candidates to prepare for distribution.

US COVID-19 cases reach past 13 million. The number of coronavirus infections in the United States surpassed 13 million on Friday, just six days after the country hit the 12 million threshold.

“Stay of Action” Filed Against FDA to STOP Approval of COVID Vaccine for Using Faulty PCR Tests in Trials https://www.thescotfree.com/health/stay-of-action-filed-against-fda-to-stop-approval-of-covid-vaccine-for-using-faulty-pcr-tests-in-trials/

Fauci: There will ‘almost certainly’ be an uptick in COVID-19 cases after Thanksgiving travel https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/527873-fauci-there-will-almost-certainly-be-an-uptick-in-covid-19-cases

# Economy / Trade
How the Grinch Bots Stole Your Sneakers. Online scalping is becoming increasingly common, thanks to bots that crawl the internet. What’s being done to stop it?

Under Biden, We’ll Still Need to Protect Social Security. While Biden’s Social Security proposals are encouraging, his potential centrist cabinet picks are cause for concern.

Senate GOP Wants to Freeze Pay for All Federal Workers During a Pandemic The government could shut down on December 11 if Congress and Trump cannot agree on new spending legislation.

Biden’s Treasury pick will have lengthy to-do list on taxes. Janet Yellen, President-elect Joe Biden’s expected pick for Treasury secretary, will have a number of tax issues on her plate if confirmed by the Senate, with some requiring immediate attention.

Under Biden, We’ll Still Need to Protect Social Security. While Biden’s Social Security proposals are encouraging, his potential centrist cabinet picks are cause for concern.

# Employment
The Walt Disney Co. is planning to layoff about 4,000 more employees than it initially reported to the federal government because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
Biden Has Promised to Kill the Keystone XL Pipeline. Activists Hope He’ll Nix Dakota Access, Too

UN shipping body approves Arctic heavy fuel oil ‘ban’, delayed for a decade.
Campaigners describe ban as “meaningless”, as concessions to Russia allow most ships to continue using heavy fuel oil https://www.climatechangenews.com/2020/11/20/un-shipping-body-approves-arctic-heavy-fuel-oil-ban-delayed-decade/

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Biden’s Appointment of John Kerry as Climate Envoy Sends a ‘Signal to the World,’ Advocates Say. The former senator, secretary of state and presidential candidate helped forge the Paris climate accord and now is expected to usher the U.S. back into the pact.

As Special Envoy for Climate, John Kerry Will Be No Stranger to International Climate Negotiations. The Kigali Amendment is a little-known climate accord meant to phase out the use of super-polluting hydroflourocarbons. Kerry helped make it happen.

The First African American Cardinal Is a Climate Change Leader. Wilton Gregory, as archbishop of Atlanta, asked for an action plan in 2015 to help boost Pope Francis’s encyclical on climate change https://insideclimatenews.org/news/19112020/first-african-american-cardinal-climate-change-believer

Newsom’s Top Five Candidates for Kamala Harris’s Senate Seat All Have Climate in Their Bios https://insideclimatenews.org/news/20112020/gavin-newsom-kamala-harris-senate-seat

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Food scientists and marketers are creating healthy, plant-based, imitation tuna, crab, and shrimp that look and taste like the real thing.

Artificial Sweetener Used in More Than 6,000 Products Linked To Host Of Serious Health Problems

Artificial Sweeteners and Weight Gain:Fighting or Feeding the Obesity Epidemic?

# Global Politics and other news
Iranian scientist linked to military nuclear program assassinated in
attack: state media
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was widely regarded as the father of the country’s nuclear-weapons program

Brexit negotiations restart in person as clock ticks down. Face-to-face negotiations between Britain and the European Union over a trade deal restarted on Saturday, in a last-ditch attempt to find agreement with just five weeks to go before their current relationship ends.

Iran commander warns of ‘severe revenge’ for scientist assassination

Assassination a ‘Criminal act’: Ex-CIA chief

Five scientists in 10 years: Iran’s nuclear physicists are top targets for assassins https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/27/world/middleeast/iran-nuclear-scientist-assassinated-mohsen-fakhrizadeh.html

Iran’s Supreme Leader Vows Revenge for Scientist’s Murder. Iran has blamed Israel for the brazen assassination Friday of the country’s high-profile nuclear scientist.

Netanyahu wanted the US to attack Iran last Sunday. “Much of the bad decision making by Trump is derived from his having bought into the Israeli view of Iran, which, in reality, does not threaten Americans or U.S. interests.” Philip Giraldi, former CIA analyst https://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/11/28/netanyahu-wanted-the-us-to-attack-iran-last-sunday/

# Gov / Politics
Dominion staff  receive death threats in wake of ‘The Crackpot’s’ wild accusations. A baseless conspiracy theory that a voting firm is involved in a global plot to rig elections has led to stalking, harassment, and death threats against its employees, the company at the center of the conspiracy has said.

Biden’s Cabinet a battleground for future GOP White House hopefuls https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/527654-bidens-cabinet-a-battleground-for-future-gop-white-house-hopefuls

Trump campaign loses appeal over Pennsylvania race https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/527733-trump-campaign-loses-appeal-over-pennsylvania-race

“Democracy” vs. “Republic”: Is There A Difference?

Biden looks to career officials to restore trust, morale in government agencies https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/527655-biden-looks-to-career-officials-to-restore-trust-morale-in-government

Trump considering kicking off 2024 run during Biden’s inauguration:
President Trump is reportedly considering kicking off his 2024 campaign during President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/527817-trump-considering-kicking-off-2024-run-during-bidens-inauguration-report

President-elect Joe Biden won’t take office until Jan. 20 but many of the challenges he will face are already clear. Here are five of the largest issues he will need to tackle as he takes over from President Trump.

# Law Enforcement
A Global Police State Is Emerging as World Capitalism Descends Into Crisis. A project of twenty-first century fascism is on the ascent in the civil societies of many countries around the world.

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Court Rejects Trump’s Attempt to Overturn Certification of Pennsylvania Results Three Republican-appointed judges unanimously denied the Trump campaign’s injunction on Friday.

“Better Than Trump” Is Not Enough. We Need More From Biden on LGBTQ Policy.
Biden promises a return to Obama-era policy on LGBTQ issues — but even if he follows through, that is not enough.

# Media
It’s True That Corporate Media Is Biased — But Not in the Ways Right-Wingers Say To confront corporate media’s profit-driven logic, we must encourage close criticism but not all-out dismissal.

# Medical Alternatives / Herbology
Advocates Push for Washington State to Allow Magic Mushrooms for Dying Patients A growing body of evidence shows that psilocybin therapy can provide enormous benefits to those with terminal illnesses.

# Medical / Health
3D Bioprinted Mini Kidneys Successfully Made Inside Lab: Printing an Estimate of 200 per 10 Minutes. Researchers have now been able to 3D bioprint mini kidneys inside a laboratory. The technology is said to be able to print up to 200 kidneys per 10 minutes.

# Military / DOD
Pentagon orders Nimitz back to Persian Gulf during troop drawdown in Iraq, Afghanistan. The USS Nimitz and its strike group were ordered back to the Persian Gulf region to provide “defensive capabilities” during a drawdown of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Navy and Pentagon said Friday.

US Army Currently Developing Technology Allowing Soldiers to Use Their Brains for Communications. The United States Research Office is developing a new technology that could allow soldiers use their brains for communication. Will they use telepathy in the future?

# Murmurs of War
Iraq fears Trump’s final weeks could see a U.S.-Iran confrontation. The Iraqi government is on edge as the Trump presidency enters its final weeks, fearing that a last-minute confrontation between the United States and Iran could erupt on Iraqi soil.
Washington has made preparations to withdraw diplomats from Iraq after warning Baghdad it could shut its embassy, two Iraqi officials and two Western diplomats said, a step Iraqis fear could turn their country into a battle zone.

# Science
Want More Science-Based Policies? Start by Protecting the Scientists https://www.ecowatch.com/scientific-integrity-biden-policy-2649061084.html

# Veterans / VA
Veterans Saw Friends Die From COVID. Then It Got Worse. At least 47 people in a long-term VA care facility in New Jersey died from coronavirus. Employees and residents describe a lockdown that never ended—and the mental toll it took.

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2020-11-25

Voices, The Peoples News

Nov. 25, 2020
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Archaeology
X-rays reveal hidden amulet inside Egyptian child mummy. The 1,900-year-old mummy may have been royalty.

# Border / Immigration
ICE expelled 33 immigrant children back to Guatemala after a judge said they couldn’t.

U.S. Temporarily Halts Deportation of Immigrants Who May Have Been Forcibly Sterilized in GA Prison https://www.democracynow.org/2020/11/25/headlines/us_temporarily_halts_deportation_of_immigrants_who_may_have_been_forcibly_sterilized_in_ga_prison

Hudson County, NJ, Renews 10-Year Contract with ICE Despite Vocal Public Opposition https://hudsoncountyview.com/hudson-county-freeholders-renew-ice-contract-despite-over-9-hours-of-public-opposition/

U.S. Deported 33 Unaccompanied Children in Violation of Legal Ruling Issued Earlier the Same Day https://www.democracynow.org/2020/11/25/headlines/us_deported_33_unaccompanied_children_in_violation_of_legal_ruling_issued_earlier_the_same_day

# CoronaVirus
Los Angeles to shut off water and power to homes hosting large parties or gatherings https://www.cbsnews.com/news/los-angeles-shut-off-water-power-houses-hosting-large-parties-gatherings/

6.4 million COVID-19 vaccine doses expected to be shipped to states by mid-December.

Doctors say CDC should warn people the side effects from COVID-19 vaccine shots won’t be “a walk in the park.”

The health care industry’s essential workers are to receive COVID-19 vaccines first.

New York City will have COVID-19 checkpoints at key bridges and crossings.

Congress isn’t passing pandemic relief but they are passing the coronavirus. Nearly 1 in 10 senators and 1 in 20 House members have been diagnosed with COVID-19, but even wearing masks on the Senate floor is still a source of contention.

If you are advocating for lockdowns, you are complicit in tearing families apart. You are complicit in inflicting untold suffering on millions of people around the world. You are complicit in casting the poorest and most vulnerable in our societies into even further grinding poverty. You are complicit in murder.

German Lawsuit Against “FactCheckers” Will Force Them To Prove Legitimacy of COVID Tests https://marketsanity.com/ben-swann-german-lawsuit-against-factcheckers-would-force-them-to-prove-legitimacy-of-c0vld-test/

New Mexico Governor Shuts Down Grocery Stores for Two Weeks. More than
20 essential businesses across the state were shut down as of Friday, of which nearly half were grocery stores or major retailers. The closures include two Walmarts in Albuquerque, a Walmart in Santa Fe, a Target in Santa Fe and an Albertson’s in Roswell, KOAT-TV reported.

Nurse: “We Are Screaming at the Top of Our Lungs and So Few Are Listening.”
Medical workers are scared. COVID is spreading. We need public mourning and acts of solidarity.

Mnuchin Violates CARES Act With Plan to Move $455 Billion in Unspent COVID Funds into an account that requires congressional authorization to access. The plan follows Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin’s widely condemned decision to cut off the relief programs at the end of the year.

# Economy / Trade
Biggest trade deal in history excludes United States. Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Beijing-based journalist Ian Goodrum about the recent signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership in Asia https://thegrayzone.com/2020/11/20/biggest-trade-deal-in-history-excludes-united-states/

6 million American households could face eviction on January 1. Even if the Biden administration has a plan to help renters, unless Trump acts there will be a 20-day gap when landlords can try to evict anyone who didn’t pay.

# Employment
House Passage of Legislation to create nearly 1 Million new paid Apprenticeship opportunities. Getting Americans back to work and helping families make ends meet during this public health crisis are top priorities.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
Victory for Tribes, Waterways, and Planet as Pebble Mine Denied Permit https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/25/pebble-mine-alaska-permit-denied-salmon

# Environment / Climate / Interior
As Biden targets climate change, we must focus attention on public
health: Dr. Richard J. Jackson. A key transition document is largely blind to the significant health threats related to climate change.

# Food Recalls / Alerts
Miss Vickie’s Chips recalled because of glass pieces https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2020/11/miss-vickies-kettle-cooked-potato-chips-recalled-due-to-glass-pieces/

# Foodie Tips, Tricks and How To’s
How to Make Baked Potatoes Fluffy and Crispy. The secret to better baked potatoes? Cook them like the British do. Works with sweet potatoes too.

# General Recalls / Alerts
Sunbeam is recalling more than 940,000 Crock-Pots. Here’s what you need to know

# Gov / Politics
Trump signed off on sharing the classified President’s Daily Brief with the president-elect.

Biden says “of course” he’d meet with Trump, “if he asked.”

An immigration bill and executive action top Biden’s preview of his administration’s first 100 days.

Biden talks to NBC News about his 100-day plans.

Top Biden advisors Flournoy and Blinken promise smarter, more secretive permanent war policy. Biden’s pick for Secretary of Defense, and his top foreign policy advisor, have played central roles in every war waged by Democratic presidents dating back to the Clinton era https://thegrayzone.com/2020/11/20/biden-advisors-flournoy-blinken-permanent-war/

By the Way, Donald Trump Could Still Launch Nuclear Weapons at Any Time.
The president’s responsibility for the US nuclear arsenal is a Cold War anachronism. The Trump era shows why it needs reform.

The Other Way Trump Could Destroy the Next Presidency. Short of an outright constitutional crisis, a lot could still go horribly wrong.

President-elect Joe Biden said Tuesday that he planned to use his first
100 days in office to take action on an immigration bill, roll back the President Trump’s executive orders on the environment and send assistance to state and local governments.

Trump races to weaken environmental and worker protections, implement other last-minute policies. The Trump administration is rushing to approve dozens of eleventh-hour policy changes.

Progressives are raising objections to the Biden team’s pick for overseeing the transition at a key regulatory agency in the White House, arguing the official has been too sympathetic toward President Trump’s deregulatory efforts.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-Calif.) decision this week to step down as the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee is sparking a fight over the future of the panel, with many Democrats and outside groups pushing for a more aggressive approach toward Republicans.

Members of the Biden transition with security clearances to finally talk to officials in the current administration and receive classified briefings.

Trump Is Expected to Join Giuliani in Pennsylvania at GOP Lawmakers’
Voter Fraud Even

Trump Rushing to Bring Back Firing-Squad Executions: The proposed rule has already cleared White House review, according to ProPublica, and could be finalized any day.

President Trump on Wednesday announced he had pardoned Michael Flynn, his first national security adviser who was charged in connection with former special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

# Law Enforcement
SCOTUS grants review in two cases concerning law enforcement officers’
search-and-seizure authority

# Media
FBI and DOJ prepared takedown of ‘Iranian’ American Herald Tribune website with years of legal chicanery. The new powers claimed by the FBI to seize “Iranian” outlets could have serious implications for the basic American freedom to publish and access news and opinion https://thegrayzone.com/2020/11/20/fbi-justice-takedown-iranian-american-herald-tribune-website/

# Nuclear / Radiation
Trump destroys US surveillance fleet, Blinding US to nuclear attack https://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/11/24/russias-puppet-trump-destroys-us-surveillance-fleet-blinding-us-to-nuclear-attack/

# Veterans / VA
COVID-19 outbreak that killed 27 veterans at nursing home in Illinois prompts probe

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