Voices, The Peoples News No. 2020-11-13

Voices, The Peoples News

Nov. 13, 2020
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

# Indigenous / Global
‘We won’: Indigenous group in Canada scoops up billion dollar seafood firm. Clearwater Seafoods deal gives Mi’kmaq control of lucrative ocean stretch, as tensions remain high over First Nation fishing rights.

# CoronaVirus
Hurray for Trump’s Herd Immunity! Sweden Collapses in Massive COVID Surge

COVID-19 fatality rate down 30 percent since April, study finds.

2,000 Marine Recruits Test Positive for COVID-19 Asymptomatically Despite Quarantine Measures, Is Lockdown Measures Effective? Scientists are now questioning the effectivity of lockdown and quarantine measures when over 2,000 marine recruits test positive for COVID-19!

130 Secret Service Officers Are in Quarantine or Have COVID. The officers, tasked with protecting the president and the White House, had to criss-cross the country with Trump for huge in-person rallies.

‘Breakthrough Finding’ Reveals Why Certain COVID Patients Die https://nypost.com/2020/11/13/breakthrough-explains-why-men-are-more-likely-to-die-of-covid-19/

Clots, Strokes and Rashes: Is COVID a Disease of the Blood Vessels?

# Economy / Trade
Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) added that he spoke to Pelosi about a stimulus package on Wednesday, but was not overly optimistic about striking an accord. “They might not get a stimulus. They want a lot more than we’ll give,” Shelby said

1 in 10 Go Hungry as Trump and McConnell Fixate on Challenging Election Results.
Economic recovery is slowing as COVID-19 cases surge and Congress remains deadlocked on pandemic relief.

‘Finally’: In Potential Nod To Biden Win, Federal Reserve Applies To Join Climate Network for Central Banks https://www.ecowatch.com/federal-reserve-biden-paris-agreement-2648875101.html

# Education / Schools
While unions demand more money, unemployment shows increasing layoffs in education sector https://www.thecentersquare.com/national/while-unions-demand-more-money-unemployment-data-shows-increasing-layoffs-in-education-sector/article_4bfb5e9e-25db-11eb-9e19-c73cc0993e67.html

Teachers are on a tightrope with no safety net. The hybrid model teachers are being thrust into during the pandemic isn’t sustainable without more resources and support.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
‘This Is a Really, Really Big Deal’: Michigan Gov. Moves to Shut Down Line 5 Pipeline to Protect Great Lakes. “Enbridge has imposed on the people of Michigan an unacceptable risk of a catastrophic oil spill in the Great Lakes that could devastate our economy and way of life.”

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Can Biden make climate progress with a divided Congress? Actually, yeah.
Environmental experts say the administration may fare better by working with green governors and clean tech businesses https://www.wired.com/story/can-biden-make-climate-progress-with-a-divided-congress-actually-yeah/

Four things Biden can do for clean energy without congress https://insideclimatenews.org/news/11112020/inside-clean-energy-biden-climate-action-congress

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
New McPlant & UK’s Meat Tax, Fake Food Predictive Programming! The “Green New Meal” agenda is in full swing, as McDonald’s new “McPlant”
and Purina’s insect-based dog food signal that multinational companies are using social engineering to push Fake Food to the masses, and world governments are complicit https://www.iceagefarmer.com/2020/11/12/green-new-meal-new-mcplant-uks-meat-tax-fake-food-predictive-programming/

# Gov / Politics
Lost Causes, from the Confederacy to Trump https://www.democracynow.org/2020/11/12/lost_causes_from_the_confederacy_to

‘A coup is under way’:  Experts warn Trump and GOP leaders could unleash a wave of violence https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/11/12/coup-underway-experts-warn-election-lies-trump-and-gop-leaders-could-unleash-violent

‘No evidence’ voting in the US ‘was in any way compromised,’ says Department of Homeland Security. “The November 3rd election was the most secure in American history.”

Pompeo to Stay with New Trump Administration in Russia while China Laughs https://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/11/12/pompeo-to-stay-with-new-trump-administration-in-russia-while-china-laughs/

Pope Francis Congratulates Biden on Election Win. Pope Francis called Biden on Thursday morning to congratulate him and discuss policy changes.

The Trump administration is scrambling to weaken environmental protections before the inauguration, with advocates warning of “other disruptive executive actions” in Trump’s final days as president https://energynews.us/digests/trump-races-the-clock-to-weaken-environmental-rules/

Is This a Coup, or Just Another Trump Con? A post-election report from Minsk-on-the-Potomac.

The Long-Term Damage of Trump’s Antidemocratic Lies. Political scientists caution that, though a coup by the outgoing President is unlikely, Trump’s actions are causing dangerous democratic erosion.

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill joined several attorneys general from around the country in support of the Republican Party in its bid to challenge absentee ballots in Pennsylvania https://www.news-herald.com/news/nation-world/indiana-ag-joins-republicans-in-election-fight-at-u-s-supreme-court/article_2b8ceda2-4c1b-5820-a95e-53892b11bd0e.html

Ohio AG joins Republicans in election fight at US Supreme Court https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/ohio-ag-joins-republicans-in-election-fight-at-us-supreme-court

Kentucky AG joins Republicans in election fight at U.S. Supreme Court https://www.johnsoncitypress.com/kentucky-ag-joins-republicans-in-election-fight-at-u-s-supreme-court/article_75e49b22-116e-5c4e-a1ca-e85a66880435.html

General Services Administration: ‘Ascertainment has not yet been made’
on election outcome
(The Center Square) – The General Services Administration (GSA), the agency tasked by Congress with approving a transfer of power in the White House, said it has not made a final assessment of the election outcome.

Attorney General William Barr has authorized federal prosecutors to “pursue substantial allegations” of voting irregularities, according to a leaked memo

Donald Trump’s Deadly Last Stand. The Republican delay in acknowledging defeat and facilitating the transition will be literally fatal to thousands of Americans.

Not a Coup but a Cover-Up and a Con Game: Trump is refusing to concede and purging the civilian leadership of the Pentagon. The moment requires vigilance rather than panic.

Election May Be Illegitimate: US Election Commission Chairman Says Voter Fraud Is Taking Place. “I do believe that there is voter fraud taking place in these places,” he said.

Trump faces around two dozen legal threats leaving office — and he’s getting desperate https://www.alternet.org/2020/11/trump-prosecution/

# Media
The National-Security Case for Fixing Social Media. Disinformation threatens our national well-being—and, as a nation, we can do something about it.

Social Media Companies Should Decline the Government’s Invitation to Join the National Security State.

# Medical Alternatives / Herbology
FDA Declares Homeopathic Medicine Illegal – Advocacy Group Seeks 100,000 Protest Comments https://healthimpactnews.com/2020/fda-declares-homeopathic-medicine-illegal-advocacy-group-seeks-100000-protest-comments/

# Medical / Health
In Upcoming Abortion Fight, Birth Control Could Be Threatened. Advocates are worried about other things that could flow from a new abortion jurisprudence in the U.S., such as erasing the right to birth control that the court recognized in a 1965 case, Griswold v. Connecticut https://undark.org/2020/11/09/upcoming-abortion-fight-birth-control-threatened/

New DC Law Would Give Vaccine Decisions to 11 Year Olds Without Parental Consent. Children could consent to vaccines without parents’ permission, while insurance companies, vaccine providers and schools would be required to conceal that the child has been vaccinated.

# Security
Homeland Security Hits Back at Trump’s Election Conspiracies. The president has repeatedly spread false claims of voter fraud, and the agency in charge of election security has had enough.

When privacy and health collide: the case of the pandemic

# Technology
Ethical Questions Surrounding Elon Musk’s Neuralink Brain Chip and Other BCI Techs Outlined. A couple of research papers outline some of the key ethical questions surrounding BCI techs, including the most popular:
Neuralink brain chip by Elon Musk.

Amazon Files Lawsuit Against Instagram, Facebook, & Tiktok Influencers Selling Counterfeit Products on their platform.

# Weather
Four Dead as Tropical Storm Eta Floods North Carolina. Two others remain missing, including a 1-year-old.

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