Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-07-26

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Gloversville July 26, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
$6.7B bill could get clean drinking water to Native American tribes.
Proposed legislation calls for $6.7 billion to bring clean drinking water to Native American communities.
https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona/2021/07/25/congress-considers-funding-bring-clean-water-native-american-tribes/8028709002/

# Bundy Rides Again
Armed standoffs with the government, “uber militias,” and Ammon Bundy’s run to be Idaho’s next governor. Does running for office make him less dangerous—or more?
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/07/armed-standoffs-with-the-government-uber-militias-and-ammon-bundys-run-to-be-idahos-next-governor/

# CoronaVirus
“I Take That as a Threat”: Big Pharma Is Meddling in the Race for a
COVID-19 Treatment. A Yale researcher poised to start a crucial clinical trial received an ominous email from a pharmaceutical company. “There is undoubtedly a financial motivation,” he said, and there could be millions on the line.
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/04/big-pharma-meddling-in-race-for-covid-19-treatment

GOP Rep. Clay Higgins: My Second COVID Bout Is ‘Challenging.’ The Louisiana congressman said he and his wife and son are dedicating all their energy to fighting difficult second infections.
https://www.axios.com/gop-rep-clay-higgins-covid-second-time-2e991d12-372c-4a89-9f41-65ba2d2c40dc.html

Doctors, nurses, medical groups call for mandatory vaccinations of health-care workers https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/564788-doctors-nurses-medical-groups-call-for-mandatory-vaccinations-of-health

AAPS Survey Says Majority of Physicians Decline COVID Jab, Citing “Significant Adverse Reaction.” The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, AAPS, is a non-partisan professional association of physicians in all types of practices and specialties across the country and has been around since 1943. According to the internet survey, nearly
60 percent of physicians said they were not “fully vaccinated” against COVID.
https://thefreethoughtproject.com/aaps-survey-says-majority-of-physicians-decline-covid-jab-citing-significant-adverse-reaction/

Michigan Republicans Awarded Themselves COVID Money Meant for Frontline Workers. The GOP commissioners awarded themselves up to $25,000 from American Rescue Plan funds set aside for frontline workers.
https://truthout.org/articles/michigan-republicans-awarded-themselves-covid-money-meant-for-frontline-workers/

Experts are warning that the greatest threat to the pandemic recovery in the United States are the large swaths of Americans that remain unvaccinated.
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/564879-experts-warn-unvaccinated-are-greatest-threat-to-pandemic-recovery

Private companies must require vaccines for workers. It’s the only way to get past COVID. Biden and the US government are limited by politics and unclear authority. But private vaccine mandates are legal, ethical and, above all, effective.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2021/07/26/covid-vaccine-mandates-private-sector-end-pandemic/8060681002/

Coronavirus Spreading Among the Vaccinated in Highly Vaccinated Countries https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/08/five-vaccinated-countries-with-high-covid-rates-rely-on-china-vaccines.html

This is why vaccinated people are still testing positive for COVID-19 https://fortune.com/2021/07/22/vaccination-breakthrough-cases-covid19/

# Economy / Trade
GOP sees debt ceiling as its leverage against Biden, seeking leverage to rein in President Biden’s plan to pump trillions of dollars into the economy.
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/564667-gop-sees-debt-ceiling-as-its-leverage-against-biden

The Impact of Cuts to Social Security Benefits. In a survey from Nationwide, 61% of adults of all generations said they are more worried now that Social Security will run out of funding.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/retirement/the-impact-of-cuts-to-social-security-benefits/ar-AAMzscy?ocid=winp1taskbar

# Employment / Labor
Exploited Hollywood Assistants Are Fed Up and Fighting Back. No movie or TV show could function without assistants, yet many are stuck making minimum wage. Enough, they say. “If you’re not gonna promote us, you’ve got to pay us.”
https://www.thedailybeast.com/youre-dying-for-your-dream-exploited-hollywood-assistants-are-at-their-breaking-point-and-fighting-back

Pandemic Unemployment Scammers Have Raked in $87B: For the corrupt,
COVID-19 has been a boon. According to a report by ProPublica, a record number of fraudsters have cashed in by making fake unemployment claims during pandemic lockdowns https://www.thedailybeast.com/unemployment-scammers-have-raked-in-more-than-dollar87-billion-during-pandemic-report-finds

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Are Canadian uranium workers still more likely to die from lung cancer?
A study by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission is examining health data from 80,000 people who have worked in Canada’s uranium mines https://www.nationalobserver.com/2021/07/22/news/canadian-nuclear-safety-commission-lung-cancer-study-uranium-workers

Inside the Flint water crisis cover-up. Phones belonging to top state health department officials were found with no text messages from January 2014 to October 2015.
https://theintercept.com/2021/07/21/flint-water-crisis-rick-snyder/

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Global
The fisherwomen, Chevron and the leaking pipe. Oil companies like Chevron, Shell and Eni have made billions in profits in the vast Niger Delta region in the last decades. American oil company Chevron laid that pipe 46 years ago, and now, it was leaking.
https://granthshala.com/the-fisherwomen-chevron-and-the-leaking-pipe/

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Californians are tired of turning off their appliances in the summer heat. For years, state officials have counted on residents to rescue the electric grid from collapse by sparing their energy use on the most blistering of days. But during a brutal July heat wave, Californians largely ignored repeat calls for conservation.
https://www.politico.com/states/california/story/2021/07/23/california-show-conservation-fatigue-in-the-face-of-power-cut-threat-1388946

Officials urge residents to flee as Dixie Fire, California’s biggest blaze this year, continues to grow. The Dixie Fire had burned through more than 190,000 acres in swaths of Butte and Plumas counties as of Sunday morning.
https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/officials-urge-residents-to-flee-as-dixie-fire-californias-biggest-blaze-this-year-continues-to-grow/

Montana’s famed trout under threat as drought intensifies. The state is imposing more restrictions on fishing this year as the combination of extreme conditions, including low river levels, fish die-offs, and pressure from the crush of post-pandemic anglers have combined to create a growing crisis.
https://www.moldychum.com/montanas-famed-trout-under-threat-as-drought-intensifies/

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Global Argentinian lake turns bright pink due to industrial pollution
https://gizmodo.com/pollution-turns-an-argentinian-lake-pink-1847364306

# Food Recalls / Alerts
New, Free Searchable Database of FDA and USDA Food Recalls https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2021/07/new-free-searchable-database-of-fda-and-usda-food-recalls/

# Global Politics and other news
Iraqi PM: American Combat Troops No Longer Needed. Iraqi PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi said Sunday that U.S. training and military intelligence gathering will still be required, but American combat troops can now be redeployed elsewhere.
https://apnews.com/article/mustafa-al-kadhimi-ap-interview-d5a59e4a3e8e01cb4a775cee985cf343

Sea Shepherd and Peruvian Government Intercept Illegal Fishing Vessels:
The government of Peru and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society completed their first successful joint operation to encounter and apprehend several illegal fishing vessels in Peruvian waters.
https://www.ecowatch.com/sea-shepherd-peru-illegal-fishing-2653910151.html

Israel’s national security state is merging with that of the United States to target free speech and dissent. The first part of the podcast focuses on the IDF Unit 8200, a military intelligence unit in the Israeli Army known for monitoring Palestinian communication and using that information to blackmail them.
https://www.mintpressnews.com/lowkey-israel-spyware-unit-8200/278004/

Deposed Burmese Leaders Are Now Changing Their Tune on Human Rights of Rohingya. Leaders issued public declarations promoting Rohingya human rights — a historic move amid decades-long persecution.
https://truthout.org/articles/deposed-burmese-leaders-are-now-changing-their-tune-on-human-rights-of-rohingya/

A Homicidal Church Is Ruining This Country With Putin’s Help. An Orthodox church’s hateful rhetoric and a stream of targeted Russian disinformation is putting the country of Georgia on a dark and dangerous path.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/a-homicidal-church-is-ruining-georgia-with-vladimir-putins-help

Mexico Sends Food and Medical Supplies to Cuba, Condemns U.S. Blockade https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/mexico-preparing-shipment-food-medicine-cuba-mexican-official-2021-07-22/

Italian government bans large cruise ships from entering Venice lagoon.
Venice will no longer allow large cruise ships from entering the Basin of San Marco, the Canal of San Marco and the Giudecca Canal.
https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/07/26/italian-government-bans-large-cruise-ships-from-entering-venice-lagoon/

Afghanistan Civilians Being Killed in Record Numbers: Nearly 800 civilians were killed and twice that number wounded in May and June as U.S. troops withdraw, according to a UN mission report released Monday.
https://news.un.org/en/story/2021/07/1096382

China is waging war on the US. Biden whispers in response. These acts of war destabilize our nation, weaken our economy, and kill our citizens.
Instead of countering these attacks and holding China accountable, President Joe Biden whispers diplomacy and blames past administrations.
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/china-is-waging-war-on-the-us-biden-whispers-in-response

# Gov / Politics
Pelosi: I ‘Plan’ to Name Adam Kinzinger to Jan. 6 Committee. Kinzinger would join Rep. Liz Cheney as the second Republican on the committee.
Kevin McCarthy pulled his recommendations after Pelosi rejected Jim Jordan and Jim Banks.
https://www.salon.com/2021/07/25/nancy-pelosi-on-adam-kinzinger-joining-jan-6-committee-thats-my-plan/

Pro-Israel PAC Has Spent Nearly $1 Million to Try to Sink Nina Turner’s Campaign Democratic Majority for Israel has spent hundreds of thousands on anti-Turner attack ads and misleading mailers.
https://truthout.org/articles/pro-israel-pac-has-spent-nearly-1-million-to-try-to-sink-nina-turners-campaign/

Courts Grant NJ Gov. Murphy Blank Check on “Emergencies.” The Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court just gave Gov, Phil Murphy a blank check to make law through executive orders anytime there’s signs of an economic downturn approaching.
https://insidesources.com/courts-grant-nj-gov-murphy-blank-check-on-emergencies/

The Post Sustainability Institute: We have linked some of the nations to their profile at the UN which inventories their progress in Agenda 21 (most recently updated in 1997).  Further information obtained from the UN indicated that no one actually ‘signed’ it, and the agreement was made via consensus.
https://www.postsustainabilityinstitute.org/which-nations-signed-agenda-21.html

Kevin McCarthy under mounting pressure to punish Republicans who join January 6 commission https://www.salon.com/2021/07/26/kevin-mccarthy-under-mounting-pressure-to-punish-republicans-who-join-january-6-commissio/

GOP brawls over Trump on eve of first Jan. 6 hearing: House Democrats will launch their long-sought investigation into the Capitol attack of Jan. 6, kicking off a contentious probe just as GOP infighting over the insurrection, and former President Trump’s role in it, is reaching a fever pitch.
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/564925-gop-brawls-over-trump-on-eve-of-first-jan-6-hearing

# Law Enforcement
Idaho Lt. Gov’s Crony Can’t Stop Talking About Killing Cops. A dark money think-tank analyst working for Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin’s office and campaign urges violence against law enforcement on social media.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/she-wants-to-be-governor-her-crony-keeps-talking-about-killing-cops

Fourth Alabama correctional officer convicted for allowing inmate abuse.
“When a law enforcement officer accepts his or her oath of office, they also accept the higher standard they must adhere to.”
https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/07/26/fourth-alabama-correctional-officer-convicted-for-allowing-inmate-abuse/

ShotSpotter Is Altering Evidence at Cops’ Request: In one instance, ShotSpotter classified a suspected gunshot as a firecracker. A ShotSpotter analyst then allegedly overrode the algorithm and “reclassified” it as a gunshot.
https://www.vice.com/en/article/qj8xbq/police-are-telling-shotspotter-to-alter-evidence-from-gunshot-detecting-ai

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
A Key Trump Witness Is Being Muzzled Over Her Custody Battle. Jennifer Weisselberg is the only person willing to speak publicly about Trump employees accepting untaxed corporate perks in lieu of salary. She’s been ordered to keep quiet.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/key-trump-witness-jennifer-weisselberg-is-being-muzzled-over-her-custody-battle

“Committing the Truth”: Whistleblower Daniel Hale to Be Sentenced Tuesday for Drone Program Leaks. At a sentencing hearing Tuesday, whistleblower Daniel Hale faces at least nine years in prison for leaking classified information about the U.S. drone and targeted assassination program.
https://www.democracynow.org/2021/7/26/daniel_hale_whistleblower_case

No Charges for Deputies Involved in Jamal Sutherland’s Death. “I can prove what they did. I cannot prove their criminal intent,” prosecutor Scarlett Wilson said Monday.
https://www.thestate.com/news/charleston/article251498033.html

# Military / DOD
U.S. Launches Second Drone Strike in Somalia in Under a Week. In a statement, Pentagon spokesperson Cindi King said U.S. forces conducted a strike against militants from the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab terrorist group near Qeycad, Galmudug, Somalia.
https://thehill.com/policy/defense/564604-us-launches-second-somalia-strike-in-week

# Other News
Trump knows that the threat of unleashing his Trumper hordes to burn America down is his best defense against being indicted and convicted.
https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/07/25/trump-sells-voter-fraud-crack-cocaine-in-arizona-crowd-snorts-it-up/

# Science
Unknown Viruses Discovered in Old Ice. Researchers have uncovered more than 30 viruses preserved in an ancient Tibetan Plateau glacier ice. 28 of those viruses are previously unknown to science.
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/04/big-pharma-meddling-in-race-for-covid-19-treatment

# Social
Texas Crowd Stones Gunman to Death After Fatal Shooting. A gunman killed one and injured three before he was beaten to death Monday in Fort Worth.
https://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/fort-worth/article253024688.html

# Things that make ya go ‘Hmmmm’
Blue Zones – Lessons From the World’s Longest Lived: What began as a National Geographic expedition to uncover the secrets of longevity, evolved into the discovery of  5 places around the world where people consistently live over 100 years old, dubbed the Blue Zones.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6125071/

# Veterans / VA
The Department of Veterans Affairs will require its front-line health care workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, a move that comes as vaccine mandates from employers are on the rise.
https://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=5696

Biden’s Atomic Veterans Day Is Symbolic — But Will He Curb Nuclear Weapons?
The administration continues to support modernizing and replacing the immoral, illegal and deadly U.S. nuclear arsenal.
https://truthout.org/articles/bidens-atomic-veterans-day-is-symbolic-but-will-he-curb-nuclear-weapons/

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