Voices, The Peoples News No. 2020-10-30

Voices, The Peoples News

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

# Animals / Pets / Food Recalls
Trump administration officials stripped Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in most of the U.S.

# Border / Immigration
Stephen Miller Threatens ‘Expanded’ Travel Ban if Trump Wins. The mastermind behind Trump’s brutal crackdown says he’ll make life even worse for immigrants if Trump wins four more years.

Inside Stephen Miller’s hostile takeover of immigration policy. The 33-year-old policy adviser has made unprecedented power grabs as he seeks to slash immigration to America.

ICE Sued for Records on Forced Sterilizations at Georgia Immigration Jail https://www.democracynow.org/2020/10/30/headlines/ice_sued_for_records_on_forced_sterilizations_at_georgia_immigration_jail

More than 40 immigrants have died in ICE custody in the past four years.
Here are thousands of records about what happened.

ICE Ready to Respond to Election Unrest for First Time: DHS officials said the unprecedented move is on account of historic nationwide protests and attacks on federal property this year.

In Arizona, building a wall — and destroying a canyon.  In a mountain range too steep to cross, DHS is spending millions of dollars on five miles of border wall.

# CoronaVirus
Don Jr. on Day 1,000 Die: COVID Deaths Are ‘Almost Nothing.’ The president’s son repeatedly claimed that the number of dead Americans was insignificant on the same day more than 1,000 Americans died from the virus.

Taiwan just went 200 days without a single domestic coronavirus case. No other place has reached such a milestone.

Trump Admin Cleared Nursing Homes Where 40,000 Died of COVID-19 of Infection-Control Violations https://www.democracynow.org/2020/10/30/headlines/trump_admin_cleared_nursing_homes_where_40_000_died_of_covid_19_of_infection_control_violations

North Carolina Citizens Defy Proposed Mandatory Mask Law – City Council Stunned By Turn Out Backs Down https://www.thescotfree.com/health/north-carolina-citizens-defy-proposed-mandatory-mask-law-city-council-stunned-by-turn-out-backs-down/

# Employment
Workers Fired, Penalized for Reporting Covid-19 Safety Violations. As many employers move to bring staff back, a growing number of workers are concerned about unsafe conditions.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
North Dakota to Spend $16 Million in Pandemic Relief Funds on Fracking https://www.ecowatch.com/north-dakota-pandemic-relief-funds-fracking-2648548763.html

# Environment / Climate / Interior
EPA documents show dicamba damage worse than previously thought. The pesticide harmed tens of thousands of farmers, overwhelmed state agriculture departments and damaged research plots across the United States https://investigatemidwest.org/2020/10/29/epa-documents-show-dicamba-damage-worse-than-previously-thought/

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Defense: Felony charges against ex-Blue Bell president should go away for being “time-barred”

# General Recalls / Alerts
Schneider Electric Recalls Surgeloc™ Surge Protection Devices Due to Fire Hazard:

Porter World Trade Recalls Ron Jon Surf Shop Sippy Cup Due to Violations of Federal Lead Content and Phthalates Bans:

Mueller Austria Recalls Onion Choppers Due to Serious Laceration Hazard:

# Gov / Politics
Hunter Biden Hoax tied to Fake Person, Fake Intel Group, a Tucker Carlson Scam. The Trump organization has been using fake faces for Facebook accounts and has now created Martin Aspen, a fake security specialist working for a fake intel firm who wrote the fake material behind the Hunter Biden smear.

Ballots rejected over signature problems could be central to a fight over election result https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/ballot-signatures-election-results-legal-fight

Minnesota is urging voters to return ballots in person after a new court decision. In an extraordinary decision less than a week before Election Day, a court ordered Minnesota to set aside ballots that arrive after Nov. 3, and warned that the votes could be invalidated once a legal challenge plays out.

Elizabeth Warren rips into the plot to sabotage the Postal service — and the election https://www.alternet.org/2020/10/warren-rips-usps-board-members-for-acting-as-accomplices-to-dejoy-as-he-sabotages-mail-delivery-and-the-election/

Trump is closing out the campaign by showing complete contempt for his own supporters https://www.alternet.org/2020/10/trump-wallows-in-his-contempt-for-his-supporters/

At least 6 Trump cabinet secretaries are accused or under investigation for violating federal law https://www.alternet.org/2020/10/pompeo-under-investigation/

Trump’s own officials are terrified about what he’ll do the day after the election https://www.rawstory.com/2020/10/trumps-own-officials-are-terrified-about-what-hell-do-the-day-after-the-election-nyt/

Hackers find voting machines used throughout the US are vulnerable to attack https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/26/politics/hackers-voting-machines/index.html

The 158 Families Who Are Buying American Democracy. These people are living in their own separate society. They want to elect people who will represent them, not the rest of us.

The Trump Administration Treats Seniors as Expendable. By failing to act on the coronavirus and pursuing a strategy that treats seniors’ lives as collateral damage, as well as refusing to enact meaningful drug pricing relief, the Trump administration has placed seniors’ well-being at the bottom of its priority list.

Trump’s Attacks on Mail-In Voting in Las Vegas Could End Up at the Supreme Court If SCOTUS conjures some pretext to invalidate mail ballots, it could render the 2020 election a smoldering ruin.

Election Emerges as Referendum on Race Relations in America

# Law Enforcement
Cops Took Black Kid From Mom’s SUV, Then Said He Was ‘Lost.’ A viral video shows Philadelphia cops smashing in the windows, throwing mom Rickia Young to the ground, then taking the 2-year-old from the back seat.

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Justice Department Quietly Ended Probe into Police Killing of 12-Year-Old Tamir Rice https://thehill.com/homenews/news/523452-justice-department-quietly-quashes-probe-into-tamir-rice-killing

Several Clay County Officials Arrested On Federal Charges

# Medical / Health
Hospital floors are full of bacteria, posing a risk to patients’ health.
“If bacteria stayed on floors this wouldn’t matter, but we’re seeing clear evidence that these organisms are transferred to patients, despite our current control efforts.”

# Social
‘Signs of a coming conflict are everywhere’: Why a 2nd Civil War would be quite different from the 1st https://www.rawstory.com/2020/10/signs-of-a-coming-conflict-are-everywhere-why-a-2nd-civil-war-would-be-quite-different-from-the-1st/

Mass Protest Is Coming and the Cops Are on Trump’s Side: Kelly Hayes talks with Shane Burley, author of Fascism Today: What It is and How to End It, about what protesters will be up against in the coming days and what it will take to win.
Listen to the Audio and Read the Transcript https://truthout.org/audio/mass-protest-is-coming-and-the-cops-are-on-trumps-side/

# Veterans / VA
Senator: VA is ‘playing political games’ by withholding veteran suicide report. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., claimed Friday that President Donald Trump’s administration is withholding annual reports about veteran suicides and homelessness until after the presidential election Nov. 3 to avoid bad optics.

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