Voices, The Peoples News
Nov. 8, 2020
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate
“Minds that seek revenge destroy states, while those that seek reconciliation build Nations.′′ Nelson Mandela (From Echeverría Martínez ′′ Chicali Wall ′′)
# Animals / Pets / Food Recalls
Colorado Votes to Reintroduce Wolves, Approving Historic Ballot Initiative https://www.ecowatch.com/colorado-wolves-reintroduction-2648647248.html
Archaeologists in Jerusalem have discovered a rare 2,000-year-old gem seal bearing the likeness of the god Apollo, but the gem’s owner likely wasn’t Greek or Roman, experts say.
Is a European Lockdown Coming to America? A new wave of lockdowns and business closings swept across France, Germany and other places in Europe on Wednesday as surging coronavirus infections there and in the U.S. wipe out months of progress against the scourge on two continents.
COVID Needs Are Urgent, But Many Cities Are Prioritizing Police Funding Instead Many mid-sized cities are continuing to fund police and policing programs even as crucial support programs are cut.
Biden to announce coronavirus task force as part of presidential transition https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/07/politics/transition-biden-coronavirus-task-force/index.html
Former Surgeon General to Lead Biden’s COVID Task Force. Biden said on Friday night that voters have “given us a mandate for action on COVID, the economy, climate change and systemic racism.”
# Economy / Trade
American Companies Secretly Owned by China. Some brands that you may think are quintessentially American are actually owned or overseen by Chinese investment conglomerates. It’s not always obvious until you see it yourself – even sports clubs have some interesting stakeholders.
Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence (FOCI) https://www.dcsa.mil/mc/ctp/foci/
# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
# Environment / Climate / Interior
Despite what the logging industry says, cutting down trees isn’t stopping catastrophic wildfires. For decades, Oregon’s timber industry has promoted the idea that private, logged lands are less prone to wildfires.
A Bipartisan Climate Policy? It Could Happen Under a Biden Administration, Washington Veterans Say. Biden’s 40 years of experience reaching across the Senate aisle may help him to craft a stable climate plan https://insideclimatenews.org/news/05112020/election-2020-biden-mcconnell-senate-climate-change-policy
Interior secretary was involved in Arizona whistleblower case. In August 2017, when Bernhardt was deputy interior secretary, he met secretly with a top official of El Dorado Holdings, the developer of the planned Villages at Vigneto, says the Justice Department document.
Whistleblower says he was pressured by Trump administration to reverse environmental decision https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/08/politics/interior-department-arizona-development-bernhardt/index.html
# Environment / Climate / Interior Global Chinese demand and domestic instability are wiping out Senegal’s last forests. After a decade of intensive illegal logging, endangered Pterocarpus erinaceus rosewood trees are becoming increasingly scarce https://news.mongabay.com/2020/11/chinese-demand-and-domestic-instability-are-wiping-out-senegals-last-forests/
# General Recalls / Alerts
Coulter Ventures Recalls Rogue Home Timers Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Rogue Fitness:
Walker Edison Recalls Chests Due to Tip-Over and Entrapment Hazards:
Target Recalls Toddler Boots Due to Choking Hazard:
Alliance Outdoor Products Recalls Climbing Treestands Due to Fall
YETI Recalls Rambler Travel Mugs with Stronghold Lid Due to Injury and
# Gov / Politics
Donald Trump refuses to concede—or make any sense. President Trump
refused to concede, issuing a statement from his golf course, asserting
that “this election is far from over” and promising to fight the results
in court. Biden, according to Trump, is “rushing to falsely pose as the
winner” with help from his “media allies.”
OPCW coverup of chemical weapons in Syria: “This is the U.S. government
bombing Syria based on allegations that were later found by the
investigating team to be false. But then once that team came back to
write their report they were pressured by the U.S. government and had
their evidence censored.”
President-elect Joe Biden in a victory speech Saturday night vowed to
heal a nation torn apart by deep political and racial divisions and
promised to hear the concerns of both Americans who voted for him and
the tens of millions who supported President Trump.
Biden Reaffirms Commitment to Rejoining Paris Agreement
Harris celebrates ‘new day for America’ in first speech as vice
Biden plans immediate flurry of executive orders to reverse Trump policies
Progressives Helped Defeat Trump. They’re Readying Bold Demands for Biden.
Progressives have pledged to push Biden and Harris to embrace policies
like Medicare for All and a Green New Deal.
Trump refuses to accept Biden victory, promises legal challenges.
President Trump on Saturday signaled he would not accept Joe Biden being
projected to replace him in the White House.
Con man to the end: Most of Trump’s ‘official election defense fund’ to
be used for his debts
Biden adviser says White House has not reached out to president-elect
GOP senator hedges on acknowledging Biden win: Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) on
Sunday did not acknowledge President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, saying
instead that it was “time for the president’s lawyers to present the
facts” if they had any evidence of wrongdoing.
# Law Enforcement
BLM activists demanded police accountability. In city after city, voters
# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Nevada Republican Party sends criminal referral to DOJ alleging
thousands of cases of voter fraud
President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is expected to name
seasoned conservative operative David Bossie to lead its post-2020
presidential election legal efforts, according to reports.
Trump’s election lawyers are a very swampy crew
US elects first trans state senator and first black gay congressman
# Medical / Health
This Election Proved That Medicare for All Is a Winning Demand. Just
about every congressional member this year who ran for reelection while
supporting universal health care won.
# Military / DOD
A-10 pilot awarded Distinguished Flying Cross for dramatic landing with
missing canopy and no landing gear [Damn, gotta love those flyboys]
# Nuclear / Radiation
VT Nuclear Education: NNSA Chief Quits, Trump Has Been Selling America’s
# Veterans / VA
Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals nationwide will soon begin
clinical trials for a coronavirus vaccine, and they’re looking for
minority veterans to participate.
Court Orders VA To Redecide Thousands of Benefit Claims Denied for Agent
Orange-Related Diseases Filed by Veterans Who Served in the Territorial
Sea of Vietnam
Agent Orange was a tactical herbicide the U.S. military used to clear
leaves and vegetation for military operations mainly during the Vietnam
War. Veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange may have certain related
illnesses. Find out if you may be eligible for disability compensation
and how to apply.
Eta to recharge over warm waters, then make a run at Cuba and southern
Florida. Eta could reach hurricane force again on its way toward Cuba,
and at this point, AccuWeather meteorologists expect it to approach
southern Florida as a tropical storm.
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