Voices, The Peoples News
Nov. 17, 2020
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate
# Border / Immigration
Immigration officials have been told not to communicate with Joe Biden’s transition team. An official at the agency that oversees US immigration and naturalization services told employees not to communicate with the president-elect’s transition team until a Trump appointee “deems the results ‘clear’” and recognizes the winner of the election.
Biden win revives immigration talk. President-elect Joe Biden’s victory is reviving the hunt for one of Washington’s biggest white whales:
Forced Vaccination Law in Denmark Abandoned After Public Protests. Would have given authorities power to have police restrain and inject refusniks.
The COVID Cult: Greatest Public Health Fiasco in the History of the World
Here’s what all the good news about coronavirus vaccines means for you.
For starters, healthcare workers could start receiving vaccine shots as early as December. Yes, this December.
Covid-19 vaccines may have potentially unpleasant side effects. The vaccine, and likely most others, will require two doses to work, injections that must be given weeks apart https://www.statnews.com/2020/07/27/covid-19-vaccines-may-cause-mild-side-effects-experts-say-stressing-need-for-education-not-alarm/
Rapid testing is less accurate than the government wants to admit. Rapid antigen testing is a mess. The federal government pushed it out without a plan, and then spent weeks denying problems with false positives.
Trump Adviser Says Elderly Will Die Soon Anyway, Urging Thanksgiving Gatherings https://truthout.org/articles/trump-adviser-says-elderly-will-die-soon-anyway-urging-thanksgiving-gatherings/
Immunity to the coronavirus may last years, new data hint
Pfizer may file authorization request for COVID-19 vaccine within days https://www.statnews.com/2020/11/17/pfizer-may-be-within-days-of-filing-emergency-authorization-request-for-covid-19-vaccine/
New COVID surge engulfs US, bringing fresh restrictions
# Economy / Trade
RCEP hops on the New Silk Roads. It’s the first-ever trade deal that unites Asian powerhouses China, Japan and South Korea
USA: can this brand be saved? I was responsible for America’s global brand at the White House. The damage is irreversible. As a U.S.
diplomat, I saw Trump destroy decades of diplomatic work in four years.
But those hoping Joe Biden can reverse all the damage are sorely mistaken.
# Education / Schools
Brandeis University Is Now Offering Segregated Spaces for Whites –White students at Brandeis University will be subjected to ‘anti-racism’
# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
Trump Administration Takes Final Steps to Auction Drilling Rights in Arctic Wildlife Refuge. Interior Department seeks to complete land leases before Biden takes office in January
What Michigan’s move to shut down Enbridge Line 5 means https://www.bridgemi.com/michigan-environment-watch/qa-what-michigans-move-shut-down-enbridge-line-5-means
# Environment / Climate / Interior
Shingle Mountain: How a pile of toxic waste was dumped in a community of color https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/shingle-mountain/ar-BB1b3NUT
Jeff Bezos gives $791 million to 16 groups fighting climate change https://www.forbes.com/sites/angelauyeung/2020/11/16/jeff-bezos-announces-nearly-800million-in-donations-to-climate-change-organizations/?sh=348239092b7b
5 Legal Tactics Environmentalists Are Using to Fight Climate Change https://ecotopical.com/ecowatch/307926/5-legal-tactics-environmentalists-to-fight-climate-change/
# Global Politics and other news
Israel’s Power Is Unlimited: Democrats and Republicans bow to force majeure. That Israel would blatantly and openly interfere in the deliberations of Congress raises some serious questions.
At the U.N., Only Israel Is an ‘Occupying Power.’ What about Russia in Crimea, Armenia in parts of Azerbaijan, or what Vietnam did in Cambodia?
Beijing sends Biden a warning. Biden has given Tokyo a U.S. war guarantee that covers the Senkakus.
# Gov / Politics
Trump Lawyer Sidney Powell: ‘We’re Getting Ready to Overturn Election Results in Multiple States’
Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani will present evidence to support claims presidential election will be overturned https://nypost.com/2020/11/15/giuliani-claims-election-will-be-overturned-without-evidence/
AG Barr Authorizes Federal Prosecutors to Pursue ‘Substantial Allegations’ of Voting Irregularities Before 2020 Election is Certified.
Democratic senators warned of potential ‘vote switching’ by Dominion voting machines prior to 2020 election https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/democratic-senators-warned-of-potential-vote-switching-by-dominion-voting-machines-prior-to-2020-election
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger Wants Elections Director to Step Down After Floyd County ‘Finds’ 2600 Uncounted Ballots
Wisconsin Voters File Lawsuit to Exclude Over 792,000 Votes in 3 Counties
How the Electoral College Breaks Democracy. Electoral College, is designed to subvert democracy and preserve the rule of a rich elite.
Elderly Trump supporter attacked, protesters shoot fireworks at diners, surround hotel of Million MAGA March attendees –Some truly sickening videos https://www.theblaze.com/news/million-maga-march-trump-supporters-attacked
Senior Trump official says politicians get ‘very rich’ by supporting Israel. Senior U.S. Defense official, says the pro-Israeli lobby in the United States is trying to drag America into war.
Head of Govt Agency Under Pressure to Allow Transition to Proceed https://www.wect.com/2020/11/17/head-government-agency-under-pressure-let-transition-proceed/
‘They’re holding the whole country hostage’: How Mitch McConnell flouts the will of the American people https://www.alternet.org/2020/11/mitch-mcconnell-stimulus-2648946493/
Washington Post editorial slams Republicans for cowering to ‘petulant toddler’ Trump’s ‘toxic lies’
Republicans start turning the page on Trump era. Top Republicans are starting to acknowledge publicly that Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States, turning the page on the Trump era.
President-elect Joe Biden is rewarding longtime advisers to his campaign with top positions in his White House, moving forward with his transition even as President Trump refuses to concede election defeat.
‘These are dictator moves’: Defense officials alarmed as Trump installs more loyalists at the Pentagon
Why Trump’s crime wave needs a special prosecutor. Trump is now being told that the courts don’t agree with his desperate lawsuits https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/11/16/trumps-ongoing-crime-wave-requires-a-special-prosecutor/
Trump plans last-minute China crackdown. “Future U.S. presidents will find it politically suicidal to reverse President Trump’s historic actions.”
Mitch McConnell Is Sacrificing the Entire Economy to Impede Biden Administration We are on the cusp of what could potentially become the worst winter in living memory.
# Law Enforcement
Don’t Call the Cops. Especially if Your Loved Ones Are Old, Disabled or Have Special Needs. This is what happens when you empower the police to act as judge, jury and executioner.
# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Trump and Republicans had a very bad 72 hours in court trying to challenge election results https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-election-lawsuits-failing-pennsylvania
What’s at stake in the Supreme Court’s ACA case? A quick explainer: From Medicare drug costs to health insurance for the newly jobless, a wide range of programs could be upheld or overturned
LGBTQ Foster Parents & Kids Speak Out on Supreme Court Case. The Supreme Court is considering whether religious entities can turn away same-sex parents. Here, LGBTQ foster parents and children speak out on the discrimination they have faced.
‘NY Times’ story on Iran-Al Qaeda links is dishonest — and could help justify a U.S./Israeli attack https://mondoweiss.net/2020/11/front-page-ny-times-story-on-iran-al-qaeda-links-is-dishonest-and-could-help-justify-a-u-s-israeli-attack/
Civil Liberties and the Press: Free speech under siege.
# Medical / Health
Trump officials preparing to move forward with major step to lower Medicare drug prices. The Trump administration is preparing to move forward with a major proposal to lower drug prices and rule-making could come as soon as this week, according to people familiar with the effort.
Amazon has officially launched Amazon Pharmacy, and with it, its hopes of dethroning CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart as the place where most Americans get their prescription drugs.
# Military / DOD
NATO chief warns of high price if troops leave Afghanistan https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2020-11-17/nato-chief-warns-of-high-price-if-troops-leave-afghanistan
Washington Post Propagandist Laughs That Military-Industrial Complex Lied to President Trump to Keep Troops in Syria. “US officials have been lying to Trump — and the American people — about the true number of US troops in Syria in order to deter him from withdrawing them”, according to the outgoing Syria envoy.
NASA wants to put a nuclear reactor on the moon by 2026. After the moon, they also want to put one on Mars.
Facebook has a rule to stop calls to arms. Moderators didn’t enforce it ahead of the Kenosha shootings.
You Might Lose Your Google Account If It Is Inactive; Gmail, Drive and Photos Content Will All Be Affected. Google will now delete inactive Gmail, Drive, and Photos accounts starting in June 1, 2021. All our content will be affected even if you’re over storage limit.
Iota Becomes Second Major Hurricane to Threaten Central America This Month
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