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

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# 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.
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/528130-bipartisan-bicameral-group-unveils-908-billion-coronavirus-proposal

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.
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/528064-scott-atlas-resigns-as-coronavirus-adviser-to-trump

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.
https://khn.org/news/article/how-pharma-money-colors-operation-warp-speeds-quest-to-defeat-covid/

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.
https://www.pharmacist.com/article/top-contractor-received-billions-government-help-prepare-nation-biowarfare

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.
https://www.insidesources.com/there-is-no-monkey-shortage-for-covid-19-research-because-no-monkeys-are-needed/

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.
https://theplantstrongclub.org/2020/12/01/covid-vaccines-biological-weapons-of-mass-destruction-says-wyoming-medical-doctor-and-manager-for-wyomings-state-public-health-department-healthimpactnews-com/

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.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/south-dakota-gov-kristi-noems-grandmother-died-in-nursing-home-ravaged-by-covid-19

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.
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/941733

# 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.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/congress-covid-relief-deal_n_5fc56851c5b6e4b1ea4df119

The Precarious State Unemployment Systems. Plus, another bipartisan gang pitching a probably fruitless deal.
https://prospect.org/coronavirus/unsanitized-precarious-state-unemployment-systems-fraud-bank-of-america/

# 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.
https://newsforenergy.com/energy-news/senate-approves-two-energy-regulators-completing-panel/

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.
https://www.utilitydive.com/news/ohio-puc-chairman-samuel-randazzo-abruptly-resigns-four-days-after-fbi-sear/589494/

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.
https://www.ecowatch.com/bank-of-america-arctic-drilling-2649093423.html

San Jose, California, is expected to vote today on banning natural gas in new commercial and high-rise residential buildings starting August 2021.
https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/11/28/san-jose-becomes-largest-u-s-city-to-adopt-a-natural-gas-ban-on-nearly-all-new-construction/#:~:text=San%20Jose%20is%20set%20to,energy%20to%20fight%20climate%20change

# Environment / Climate / Interior
President-elect Biden has multiple options, and car industry support, for reversing the Trump administration’s rollback of car emissions rules.
https://www.route-fifty.com/management/2020/11/biden-environment-climate-regulations-rollbacks-trump/170375/

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.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/01/amazon-deforestation-surges-to-12-year-high-under-bolsonaro

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.
https://thecounter.org/snap-caseloads-benefits-historic-records-covid-19/

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.”
https://thecounter.org/house-democrat-food-box-contractor-milk-covid-19/

# 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.
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/527549-five-things-to-know-about-georgias-senate-runoffs

Trump Campaign Has Raised $150M Off Voter-Fraud Fiction. And Trump can use the money for political activities after he leaves office.
https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-campaign-election-challenge-fundraised-150m-most-money-future-plans-2020-12

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.
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/528074-the-memo-tension-builds-around-key-biden-nominees

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.
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/528067-biden-takes-steps-toward-creating-diverse-cabinet

Trump Raises More Than $150 Million Appealing to False Election Claims
https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-campaign-election-challenge-fundraised-150m-most-money-future-plans-2020-12

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.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-tells-pompeo-go-wild-on-iran-just-dont-risk-world-war-iii

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.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/dec/01/giuliani-trump-pardon-report

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.
https://truthout.org/articles/trumps-support-for-israels-killing-of-iranian-scientist-could-lead-to-war/

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.
https://prospect.org/power/mcmaster-lucrative-afterlife-of-a-trump-official/

# 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.
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2017/08/felix-sater-donald-trump-russia-investigation.html

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)
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/felix-sater-plotted-to-launder-stolen-cash-through-trump-projects-lawsuit-claims-2019-03-25

# 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.
https://www.npr.org/2020/11/30/940116088/supreme-court-weighs-trump-plan-to-cut-undocumented-immigrants-from-census

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.
https://thehill.com/regulation/527990-conservative-justices-signal-willingness-to-let-trump-proceed-with-immigrant

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.
https://www.voanews.com/usa/5-federal-inmates-scheduled-execution-during-final-weeks-trump-presidency

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.
https://taskandpurpose.com/news/nimitz-aircraft-carrier-middle-east-iraq-afghanistan-drawdowns/

# 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
https://www.post-gazette.com/business/powersource/2020/12/01/Federal-government-sale-of-Three-Mile-Island-pennsylvania-decommissioning/stories/202012010096

# 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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