Voices, The Peoples News No. 2020-12-06

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http://sunsationalhomeimprovement.com/decks-and-rails/ December 6, 2020
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

# Animals / Pets / Food Recalls
Kicking Up Controversy With Wild Horses in the West https://www.ecowatch.com/wild-horses-2649074750.html

# Border / Immigration
A federal judge ordered the Trump administration to fully restore the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as minors from deportation, scoring a key win for immigrant advocacy groups.

A federal appeals court gave the Trump administration the green light for its plan to divert military funding for border wall construction, overturning a lower court decision.

# CoronaVirus
Arizona Teen Loses Both Parents to COVID Within Hours https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/chandler/2020/12/04/chandler-high-school-tony-lisa-vasquez-die-covid-19/3820788001/

Will the U.S. Government Bribe the Public to Take the New Experimental COVID Vaccine by Offering $1500 in Stimulus Funds?

U.S. Hospitals have reached breaking point: Cases are being turned away as US reports a third of the world’s new infections https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/12/the-worst-case-scenario-is-happening-hospitals-are-overwhelmed/617301/

Coronavirus Was In U.S. Weeks Earlier Than Previously Known, Study Says https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/12/01/940395651/coronavirus-was-in-u-s-weeks-earlier-than-previously-known-study-says

President-elect Joe Biden’s economic team faces a daunting task in delivering policies that will help Black and other minority communities who have been disproportionately rocked by the pandemic https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/12/01/biden-economic-team-recession-challenges-struggling-economy/6462273002/

Hackers threaten to disrupt COVID-19 vaccine supply chain https://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/528852-hackers-threaten-to-disrupt-covid-19-vaccine-supply-chain

UK Government Warns Doctors About Infertility Possibility with Pfizer COVID Vaccine, But NO Warning to Patients!

Fact check: A coronavirus vaccine that makes everyone infertile has not been approved for use https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-factcheck-covid-vaccine-causing-infer/fact-check-a-coronavirus-vaccine-that-makes-everyone-infertile-has-not-been-approved-for-use-idUSKBN25H20G

# Economy / Trade
Congress is weighing a week-long stopgap measure to avoid a government shutdown after current funding runs out next Friday.

Hypocrisy: Trump regime announces new round of sanctions on Iran https://www.npr.org/2020/01/10/795224662/trump-administration-announces-more-economic-sanctions-against-iran

# Education / Schools
Student Loan Horror Stories: Borrowed: $79,000. Paid: $190,000. Now Owes? $236,000 https://taibbi.substack.com/p/student-loan-horror-stories-borrowed

Hit by Covid-19, Colleges Do the Unthinkable and Cut Tenure. Presidents of struggling colleges around the country are reacting to the pandemic by unilaterally cutting programs, firing professors and gutting tenure, all once-unthinkable changes.

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Common tire chemical implicated in mysterious deaths of at-risk salmon https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/12/common-tire-chemical-implicated-mysterious-deaths-risk-salmon

EPA Forced To Study Glyphosate, Finds Pesticide Could Injure Or Kill 93% Of Endangered Species https://biologicaldiversity.org/w/news/press-releases/epa-finds-glyphosate-likely-injure-or-kill-93-endangered-species-2020-11-25/

Bond Fire South of LA Forces 25,000 to Flee https://www.ecowatch.com/la-bond-wildfire-2649219408.html

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
Why the USDA Is Being Sued — Again

# General News
‘Sonic attacks’ suffered by US diplomats likely caused by microwave energy, government study https://www.news-daily.com/features/health/sonic-attacks-suffered-by-us-diplomats-likely-caused-by-microwave-energy-government-study-says/article_915799a8-55a3-5075-bf85-6518c85afd23.html

UN General Assembly adopts five anti-Israeli resolutions. The United Nations General Assembly has condemned Israel’s sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights, a territory the Tel Aviv regime seized from Syria in the 1967 Six Day War and annexed four years later.

# Global Politics and other news
Iran ready to show goodwill if U.S., Europe abide by nuclear deal: Zarif https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-zarif/iran-ready-to-show-goodwill-if-u-s-europe-abide-by-nuclear-deal-zarif-idUSKBN28D1WT

# Gov / Politics
History Will Judge Trump but We’ve Got to Do It First. Trump may feel like an aberration now, but give it time and he’ll blend right in with other recent Republicans whose regimes broke the law and got away with it https://www.thedailybeast.com/history-will-judge-trump-but-weve-got-to-do-it-first

Trump 2024 talk threatens to freeze other GOP hopefuls in place.
President Trump is openly flirting with the possibility of running for president again in 2024, complicating the path of Republicans who hope to launch their own bids next cycle.

Meetings between officials with President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team and some military-run spy agencies are tentatively scheduled to take place early next week following reports that the Trump administration was barring the discussions.

The U.S. State Department said on Friday it has ended five cultural exchange programs with China, calling them “soft power propaganda tools.”

President Trump’s campaign spent $8.8 million on the legal challenges to the Nov. 3 election in various states, including $2.7 million in legal fees, according to the latest filings with the Federal Election Commission.

Video Doesn’t Show ‘Suitcases’ of Illegal Ballots in Georgia: The Trump campaign is falsely claiming that a video captured election workers in Georgia adding thousands of illegal ballots that were brought into an Atlanta facility in suspicious “suitcases” on election night.

President Trump appears to be removing Pentagon officials and advisers en masse with just weeks left in office, installs Lewandowski

Trump calls Georgia governor to pressure him for help overturning Biden’s win in the state https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-kemp-call-georgia/2020/12/05/fd8d677c-3721-11eb-8d38-6aea1adb3839_story.html

Trump suffers brutal, unprecedented court defeat https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-michigan-lawmakers-meeting/2020/11/20/ef30e2ba-2b43-11eb-8fa2-06e7cbb145c0_story.html

Trump Has Pushed Ahead With Drone Strikes, Putting U.S. Citizens in the Crosshairs.
Continuing the targeted killing program created by Bush and expanded by Obama, Trump loosened restrictions further.

Manufacturing consent for war on China: US intel chief: China ‘greatest threat to democracy worldwide’

CIA Files Prove America Helped Saddam as He Gassed Iran https://foreignpolicy.com/2013/08/26/exclusive-cia-files-prove-america-helped-saddam-as-he-gassed-iran/

More than 200 House Republicans still refuse to acknowledge Joe Biden’s election victory https://www.alternet.org/2020/12/how-many-republicans-are-in-the-house/

Media WAKES UP To Find INSANE Corruption Scandal At Heart Of Biden Team https://realhardpolitics.com/2020/12/01/media-wakes-up-to-find-insane-corruption-scandal-at-heart-of-biden-team/

Trump’s Final Days of Rage and Denial: The last act of the Trump presidency has taken on the stormy elements of a drama more common to history or literature than a modern White House.

Trump demands names of the congressional Republicans who said they recognize Biden as winner https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/528899-trump-demands-names-of-the-congressional-republicans-who-said-they

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
President Trump has amended federal execution rules to allow death by firing squad https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2020-11-27/new-rule-could-allow-gas-firing-squads-for-us-executions

# Military / DOD
President Trump has ordered the Pentagon to withdraw nearly all of the
700 U.S. troops stationed in Somalia. Relocation of 700 troops from Somalia reverses administration course; move follows troop cuts in Iraq, Afghanistan

# Military / Global
Russia to Israel: Stay out of the Persian Gulf. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned of the situation in the Persian Gulf and the arbitrary actions of the Zionist regime.

# Space
Astounding Success!: Hayabusa2’s Mission Returns Asteroid Sample to Earth

Jupiter and Saturn Will Form ‘Double Planet’ This December for the First Time in 800 Years

# Things that make ya go ‘Hmmmm’
Divers Discover Something Much Darker at the Bottom of “The Great Blue Hole”
[Great article, too many ads.]

# Weather
Rapid Intensification and Number of Storms Make 2020 a Record Hurricane Season https://earthsky.org/earth/record-smashing-2020-atlantic-hurricane-season-official-end

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