http://beccajcampbell.com/tag/novel/page/25/ Voices, The Peoples News
http://pedrocabiya.com/tag/risa/ September 1, 2021
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# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls
Raptor birds around the world are in decline, as they struggle with habitat loss and poisoned foods, affecting over half of all species.
Invasive cannibalistic toads are evolving so fast they’re pushing the limits of evolution. The frightening development shows how much https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.zmescience.com/science/biology/cane-toad-cannibal-01092021/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kaCNmgpo1gt1Nak8WWhaBoQW3I22tgTgTFz05SKiivhQmXRVLayRoQTTU3O0ogp56lLQ$
Taxpayers are funding cruel and outdated DOJ training programs that kill animals It makes no sense to continue wasting both tax dollars and animals’ lives.
FDA vaccine scientists depart amid booster drama https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/570285-healthcare__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kaCNmgpo1gt1Nak8WWhaBoQW3I22tgTgTFz05SKiivhQmXRVLayRoQTTU3O0okeFN0x2$
Health officials stand by boosters after top FDA scientists announce retirements https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/570285-healthcare__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kaCNmgpo1gt1Nak8WWhaBoQW3I22tgTgTFz05SKiivhQmXRVLayRoQTTU3O0okeFN0x2$
Why the COVID-19 origin report came up inconclusive. Many had said from the beginning that there is insufficient evidence to pinpoint the moment in which the coronavirus infected its first human victim — and, based on experience with previous novel pathogens, the evidence is almost certain never to be found.
A study into the immune responses of the two mRNA COVID-19 vaccines found that Moderna’s vaccine created double the amount of antibodies as the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
Maskless Illinois Church Camp Blamed for 180 COVID Cases. The CDC estimates more than 1,100 people were exposed to the virus during and after the event.
Japan reported a fresh contamination case involving Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, the fourth such incident in less than a week, threatening to slow the country’s sputtering inoculation campaign.
Mu COVID Variant, Which Scientists Fear is Resistant to Vaccines, Detected in 39 Countries. Mu, or B.1.621, was first identified in Colombia and cases have since been recorded in 38 other countries, predominantly in South America and Europe https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/mu-covid-variant-which-scientists-fear-is-resistant-to-vaccines-detected-in-39-countries/ar-AANZiMq?ocid=winp1taskbar__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kaCNmgpo1gt1Nak8WWhaBoQW3I22tgTgTFz05SKiivhQmXRVLayRoQTTU3O0ovWe3FXH$
Harvard Epidemiologist Says the Case for COVID Vaccine Passports Was Just Demolished –New research found that natural immunity offers exponentially more protection than COVID-19 vaccines. A newly published medical study found that infection from COVID-19 confers considerably longer-lasting and stronger protection against the Delta variant of the virus than vaccines.
# Economy / Trade
True Cost of America’s Post-9/11 Wars Is $8 Trillion: Researchers also estimated that the wars have directly killed around 929,000 people.
House-Backed Tax Hike Will Hit Lone Star State Hard. The proposal contains a variety of tax increases intended to alleviate some of the impacts the spending would have on the federal budget.
# Education / Schools
Hundreds of Amherst Students Oppose Extreme COVID Policy: Amherst College’s COVID-19 restrictions bar students from leaving campus without school approval.
# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Company Begins to Remove Keystone XL Infrastructure, Permits from SD https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://listen.sdpb.org/post/company-begins-remove-keystone-xl-infrastructure-permits-sd__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kaCNmgpo1gt1Nak8WWhaBoQW3I22tgTgTFz05SKiivhQmXRVLayRoQTTU3O0ohTJhIz2$
US administration aims to cut costs for solar, wind on public land. The Biden administration plans to make federal lands cheaper to access for solar and wind power developers https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.voanews.com/usa/biden-administration-aims-cut-costs-solar-wind-projects-public-land__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kaCNmgpo1gt1Nak8WWhaBoQW3I22tgTgTFz05SKiivhQmXRVLayRoQTTU3O0opdaCmHJ$
North Carolina’s new farm bill speeds the way for Smithfield’s massive biogas plan for hog farms. Environmental justice advocates say the legislation curtails community input on the plan for capturing methane from giant, polluting waste lagoons and selling it as natural gas.
Biden Administration To Resume Drilling Auctions in Setback to Climate Agenda https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2021-08-31/biden-administration-takes-steps-to-resume-onshore-drilling-auctions__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kaCNmgpo1gt1Nak8WWhaBoQW3I22tgTgTFz05SKiivhQmXRVLayRoQTTU3O0ohtD8d2l$
# Environment / Climate / Interior
Southeast Louisiana residents desperate for food, power, water and help in Ida’s aftermath. With resources scarce and infrastructure burdened, Gov. John Bel Edwards tells evacuees: ‘Do not return here.’
Support for Carbon Removal Technology Must Be Included in the Reconciliation Package. The recent extreme weather events are no longer anomalies. They illustrate the disturbing, long-term reality of climate change.
Air pollution is reducing our life expectancy by more than two years.
Air pollution kills more people than car collisions, smoking, or AIDS.
# Foodie Tips, Tricks and How To’s
Homemade Cream Cheese with only 2 Ingredients https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thewhoot.com/whoot-news/recipes/https-thewhoot-com-whoot-news-recipes-easy-homemade-cream-cheese__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kaCNmgpo1gt1Nak8WWhaBoQW3I22tgTgTFz05SKiivhQmXRVLayRoQTTU3O0olJ7oQXC$
# Global Politics and other news
With Kabul airport closed, fearful Afghans rush for borders with Pakistan and Iran.
Thousands of people trying to flee Afghanistan rushed to its borders on Wednesday as an administrative vacuum after the Taliban’s takeover left foreign donors unsure of how to respond to a looming humanitarian crisis.
China’s new U.S. ambassador goes full wolf in first major speech. Qin Gang warns of “disastrous consequences” if the U.S. seeks to suppress China using a “Cold War playbook.”
# Gov / Politics
America’s longest war ended, but the debate over what went wrong and who’s to blame for the chaotic exit appears to be just heating up. And while the military mission is over, Americans and Afghans left behind are still searching for a way out.
House Republicans Privately Beg Trump to Help Impeach Biden. So far, the former president has been resistant to attach his name to these efforts.
Republican bill tightening Texas election laws is headed to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk: The legislation establishes new ID requirements for voting by mail, enhances protections for partisan poll watchers and sets new rules, and possible criminal penalties, for those who assist voters.
President Biden vowed the federal government would remain committed to getting U.S. citizens who want to leave Afghanistan out of the country, estimating that up to 200 still remain https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/570229-biden-no-deadline-for-americans-still-in-afghanistan-who-want-to?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=41921__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kaCNmgpo1gt1Nak8WWhaBoQW3I22tgTgTFz05SKiivhQmXRVLayRoQTTU3O0otznVJ34$
An Oklahoma congressman kept trying to enter Afghanistan, and now it’s unclear where he is. He said he was on his way to Afghanistan to rescue an American woman and her four children, but first he needed help getting a massive amount of cash into Tajikistan.
Breathtaking: $4.3 million from Trump traced to Organizers of January 6 violence and Coup Attempt. Recent FEC filings show at least three individuals listed on permit records for the Washington, D.C.
demonstration were on the Trump campaign’s payroll through Nov. 30, 2020.
Mike Pompeo takes his own arrows over the Afghanistan collapse. Trump’s former secretary of State played a key role in the deal with the Taliban. He says Biden botched it. Other Republicans aren’t letting him off the hook.
Afghan Interpreter Who Helped Rescue Biden in 2008 Left Behind After U.S. Exit.
“Hello Mr. President: Save me and my family,” Mohammed, who chose not to use his full name for his safety, told the newspaper as U.S. troops completed evacuations Monday. “Don’t forget me here.”
Biden’s Defense of Afghanistan Withdrawal Had a Side-Serving of Pro-War Rhetoric On Tuesday, an American president said the words: “The war in Afghanistan is now over.” But is it?
Texas GOP passes sweeping voter suppression law: ‘This is how Democracy dies.’ Gov. Greg Abbott has said he will sign the bill outlawing drive-through and 24-hour voting into law.
Majority of Afghan Interpreters, Visa Applicants Left Behind. There is “no reliable data” on who exactly has been evacuated, but initial assessments suggest that most visa applicants didn’t make it onto the planes.
Texas is about to pass a new law Republicans say will stop censorship of conservatives on Facebook, Twitter. The GOP-controlled state Senate passed the bill Tuesday night. If it heads to the desk of Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican who has publicly backed the bill, he’s expected to sign it.
White House official ‘appalled and literally horrified’ that Biden stranded Americans in Afghanistan: Biden repeatedly misled American public about Afghanistan withdrawal Biden’s assurances about the Afghanistan withdrawal were repeatedly proven wrong https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-repeatedly-misled-americans-afghanistan-withdrawal__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kaCNmgpo1gt1Nak8WWhaBoQW3I22tgTgTFz05SKiivhQmXRVLayRoQTTU3O0ogadLJlf$
Biden says the war in Afghanistan is over, but it’s really just starting a new chapter https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.businessinsider.com/biden-says-afghanistan-war-over-but-just-entering-new-chapter-2021-9__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kaCNmgpo1gt1Nak8WWhaBoQW3I22tgTgTFz05SKiivhQmXRVLayRoQTTU3O0ogNbUw18$
U.S. relationship with Taliban unclear after end of Afghanistan war, senior defense and diplomatic officials say https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/01/afghanistan-update-us-relationship-with-taliban-unclear-after-end-of-war.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kaCNmgpo1gt1Nak8WWhaBoQW3I22tgTgTFz05SKiivhQmXRVLayRoQTTU3O0ovbBVqsn$
Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene has threatened telecom companies, claiming they would be “shut down” if they handed over Republicans’ phone data to the January 6 commission being conducted by the US House. Republican congresswoman is among the lawmakers whose communication records the House hopes to obtain https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/marjorie-taylor-greene-phone-companies-capitol-riot-b1912678.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kaCNmgpo1gt1Nak8WWhaBoQW3I22tgTgTFz05SKiivhQmXRVLayRoQTTU3O0oorP5VSl$
More than 30 California children still stuck in Afghanistan. Officials say more than 30 California children are still stuck in Afghanistan after they traveled to the country to see relatives weeks before the Taliban seized power and were unable to get out before U.S. forces left.
# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
The Wild Mystery of the Jan. 6 Lawyer Who Vanished: John Pierce has taken on his 18th Capitol riot defendant. But their cases are now at a standstill after a bizarre turn of events. Pierce, 49, had last been in touch with prosecutors on Aug. 23.
Fox Omits That Its Top Afghanistan Expert Profits From War. Neither Jack Keane nor any of his hosts have brought up the deal his company secured to profit directly from the prolonged engagement in Afghanistan.
# Medical / Health
A federal bankruptcy judge ruled that Purdue Pharma, the maker of the addictive painkiller OxyContin, will be dissolved under a settlement deal and that its owners, members of the Sackler family, will pay out more than $4 billion to address the opioid epidemic that’s killed more than 500,000 Americans.
Verbal and physical attacks on health workers surge as emotions boil during latest COVID-19 wave. Nurses and hospital staffers are historically vulnerable to workplace violence due to the nature of their jobs, but the pandemic has exacerbated the stress that can escalate into threats and violence.
Texas Begins the End of Abortion as We Know It. Conservatives are hell-bent on reasserting control over women’s bodies—and a fresh hell starts today with what women in the Lone Star State are waking up to. SB
8 allows private citizens to sue abortion providers and anyone involved in aiding or abetting an abortion after the cardiac activity is detected.
# Military / DOD
The United States is expected to rely on unmanned drone strikes for future military operations in Afghanistan.
Milley: ‘It’s possible’ U.S. will work with Taliban to thwart ISIS-K https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.politico.com/video/2021/09/01/milley-its-possible-us-will-work-with-taliban-to-thwart-isis-k-320335__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kaCNmgpo1gt1Nak8WWhaBoQW3I22tgTgTFz05SKiivhQmXRVLayRoQTTU3O0ortiv9L0$
# Military / Global
Taliban fighters are feeling angry and betrayed after discovering that Afghan National Army helicopters abandoned at Kabul’s airport have been rendered inoperable by departing U.S. troops, according to a report.
Militants reportedly believed helicopters would be untouched following US departure https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.foxnews.com/world/taliban-fighters-helicopters-kabul-airport-afghanistan__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kaCNmgpo1gt1Nak8WWhaBoQW3I22tgTgTFz05SKiivhQmXRVLayRoQTTU3O0otX9FBXp$
Study finds combined threats to water quality after flooding. Human and swine feces polluted eastern North Carolina waters sampled after Hurricane Florence’s historic flooding of the Coastal Plain.
First ever study finds microplastics in northeast Lapland. “From this survey it looks like the microplastics originate from plastic bags, ropes and fibers, so the particles come from consumer product https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/arctic/2021/08/first-ever-study-finds-microplastics-naatamo-river-and-lake-inari__;!!On18fmf1aQ!kaCNmgpo1gt1Nak8WWhaBoQW3I22tgTgTFz05SKiivhQmXRVLayRoQTTU3O0onifYvJ2$
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