Voices, The Peoples News No. 2020-12-08

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Sakurai December 8, 2020
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate
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“Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.” Jean-Jacques Rousseau – (1712-1778) Political philosopher, educationist and essayist
-Source: The Social Contract
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# Indigenous
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to Hold Hearing on Tribal Self-governance & Cultural Sovereignty https://nativenewsonline.net/currents/senate-committee-on-indian-affairs-to-hold-hearing-on-tribal-self-governance-cultural-sovereignty

# Archaeology
The Skeletons at the Lake: Genetic analysis of human remains found in the Himalayas has raised baffling questions about who these people were and why they were there.

# Border / Immigration
Lawsuit: Mexicans Smuggled Over Border to Guard Trump’s Wall. According to court documents reported by The New York Times, the contractors even built a dirt road to help armed guards make the illegal trip.

How ICE became the face of Trump’s immigrant crackdown, and where it goes from here after Biden is in charge. “ICE put their MAGA hat on.
They’re gonna try to take it off come January, but I don’t know how successful that will be.”

# CoronaVirus
Pfizer, Moderna decline invitations to White House ‘vaccine summit’

Which Essential Workers Should Get Vaccinated First? States Face A Painful Decision‌

Trump Sabotage: US Purchase of Pfizer Vaccine Blocked, Extending Pandemic 6 More Months https://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/12/07/trump-sabotage-us-purchase-of-pfizer-vaccine-blocked-extending-pandemic-6-more-months/

Pfizer Reportedly Tells Trump: No More Vaccines Until June. The news followed a New York Times report that said the Trump administration turned down the offer of extra vaccines from Pfizer.

No Safety Concerns: FDA Paves Way for Pfizer Shot Approval. Latest data analyses show it starts providing strong protection against COVID-19 within about 10 days of the first dose—even sooner than Pfizer had previously announced.

Agents raid home of ousted Florida health scientist who accused state of manipulating data https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/529167-agents-raid-home-of-ousted-florida-health-scientist-who-accused-state-of

U.K. Begins COVID-19 Vaccinations as U.S. Faces Vaccine Logistics Hurdles https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/16/us-coronavirus-vaccine-distribution-challenges

Anti-Fertility Shot: A new experimental, genetically engineered, recombinant mRNA COVID vaccine is being released ‘at warp speed’.

Red Cross President Demands Gov’t, Media Silence Those Who Question Safety of COVID Vaccine https://www.wakingtimes.com/red-cross-president-demands-govt-media-silence-those-who-question-safety-of-covid-vaccine/

# Economy / Trade
The Senate’s Latest COVID Stimulus Won’t Solve the Hunger and Housing Crisis https://truthout.org/articles/senates-latest-covid-stimulus-plan-wont-solve-the-hunger-and-housing-crisis/

# Employment
Sick Leave. Housing Aid. Unemployment. Congress Has Our Lives in Its Hands.
Capitalism will win, of course; the question is how much more we the people will lose.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining
Federal regulators are rewriting environmental rules so a massive pipeline can be built https://www.propublica.org/article/federal-regulators-are-rewriting-environmental-rules-so-a-massive-pipeline-can-be-built

New Mexico is on track to have the weakest methane emissions regulations in the nation. Laguna Pueblo Gov. Wilfred Herrera, Jr., urges the state to strengthen its proposed air quality rules.

Federal Regulators Rewrite Rules Again to Pave Way for Massive Pipeline.
An appeals court has blocked the Mountain Valley Pipeline twice already.

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Unplugged: Abandoned oil and gas wells leave the ocean floor spewing methane. The Gulf of Mexico is littered with tens of thousands of abandoned oil and gas wells, and toothless regulation leaves climate warming gas emissions unchecked.

Outdated sewage treatment is suffocating fish in Puget Sound.
Inadequately treated human waste from 79 treatment plants is a growing cause of a breakdown in the Puget Sound ecosystem https://crosscut.com/environment/2020/12/outdated-sewage-treatment-suffocating-fish-puget-sound

# Global Politics and other news
Israel’s Mossad has spent years on a propaganda campaign aimed at convincing the world Iran possessed a nuclear weapons program – and legitimizing its assassinations of Iranian academics https://consortiumnews.com/2020/12/04/how-israel-deployed-an-intelligence-deception-to-justify-killing-scientist-mohsen-fakhrizadeh/

# Gov / Politics
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro repeatedly violated a federal law that prohibits some members of the federal government from engaging in political activity, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel reported Monday.

Trump Called PA House Speaker to Ask for Help Reversing Loss. This is the third state where the president has tried to interfere in the 2020 election results.

Congress dares Trump to veto defense bill. Congress is barreling toward a veto showdown with President Trump over the mammoth must-pass annual defense policy bill.

OPCW executives praised whistleblower and criticized Syria cover-up, leaks reveal https://thegrayzone.com/2020/12/07/opcw-executives-whistleblower-syria-leaks/

# Law Enforcement
Black Mom Swarmed & Beaten by Philly Riot Police with Toddler in Car Demands Officers Be Fired https://www.democracynow.org/2020/12/8/rickia_young_philadelphia_police_assault

Trump Lawyer Jenna Ellis Told Pals She Has COVID: A maskless Ellis attended a staff Christmas party at the White House on Friday, according to Axios.

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
A federal judge on Tuesday agreed to dismiss the case against Michael Flynn following President Trump’s pardon of his former national security adviser, but in a parting shot at the administration said that the grant of clemency does not mean that Flynn is innocent of lying to the FBI.

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
Just days after passing a federal marijuana legalization bill, the House of Representatives is set this week to vote on a cannabis research bill that would—among other things—let scientists study products from state-legal dispensaries for the first time.

The Congressional Budget Office projected that the marijuana legalization bill the House passed last week would add $13.7 billion in net revenue to the federal budget over 10 years. It would also cut
73,000 years worth of prison time and save $1 billion in incarceration costs.

# Medical Alternatives / Herbology
This plant evolved camouflage to hide from humans. The medicinal plant from China is trying to prevent heavy harvesting.

# Military / DOD
Biden to nominate retired Gen. Lloyd Austin for defense secretary, a first for a Black American

Army secretary announces multiple firings, suspensions after investigation at Fort Hood https://thehill.com/policy/defense/529255-army-secretary-announces-multiple-firings-suspensions-after-investigation-at

Former Medic Whistleblower Exposes How the Military is Testing Experimental Vaccines on Soldiers Using them as “Lab Rats”

# Science
Agents raid home of fired Florida data scientist who built COVID-19 dashboard DeSantis “sent the Gestapo”: Video shows FDLE agents with guns drawn at home of woman fired over COVID-19 data. “They pointed a gun in my face.
They pointed guns at my kids,” wrote Jones on Twitter. “This is what happens to scientists who do their job honestly. This is what happens to people who speak truth to power.”

Universal Quantum Phenomenon Found in Strange Metals. Experiments suggest that exotic superconducting materials share a “strange metal”
state characterized by a quantum speed limit that somehow acts as a fundamental organizing principle.

# Technology
Scientists Develop Brain Implants that Can Bring Back Vision of Blind People Using 1024 Electrodes in the Visual Cortex. A new breakthrough technology will let the blind see upon finishing it! Here’s how the scientists did it.

# Veterans / VA
Veterans’ health act signed into law; a victory for military veterans and families “For many veterans, the path towards healing from service-related trauma goes through public lands. Today, that path got a little easier.”

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