Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-09-27

Voices, The Peoples News

September 27, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Border / Immigration
Hundreds of people arrested under Gov. Greg Abbott’s state criminal justice system for migrants have sat in prison for weeks with no charges filed against them, and dozens were imprisoned for more than a month without being appointed lawyers.

# CoronaVirus
Deaths after Vaccines in 2021 much more than in the Past 10 Years! “1000 % more Adverse Reactions’. Alarm by US Virologist to FDA https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/09/26/deaths-after-vaccines-in-2021-much-more-than-in-the-past-10-years-1000-more-adverse-reactions-alarm-by-us-virologist-to-fda/?mc_cid=f7bea9be82&mc_eid=3f7488d454__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ny0jQux2gLniC9-ahYf9EpVXNpYAMpqC0Ack44KGbMTq7WKG-e18J_fQ3FZ9MAcBw7x9$

Video: Florida’s Vietnam, 53,116 Reported COVID Deaths, 50k More ‘Censored by De’Santis. Roughly 57,000 Americans died in that drawn-out and wholly unnecessary conflict, making it a rather apt point of comparison with Florida’s ongoing pandemic, exacerbated as it is by Gov.
Ron DeSantis’ stubborn policymaking and head-in-sand tactics.

Covid treatments: What works, what doesn’t, what might https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-09-covid-treatments-doesnt.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ny0jQux2gLniC9-ahYf9EpVXNpYAMpqC0Ack44KGbMTq7WKG-e18J_fQ3FZ9MDhc6B6Y$

# Education / Schools
Texas schools have reported more coronavirus cases in less than two months than they did in the entire 2020-21 school year.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Seth Blumsack: Long power outages after disasters aren’t inevitable – but utilities need to think differently. Building even more power poles and transmission lines won’t avert outages when major disasters strike.

Pa. community’s fight against electric lines shows tensions coming with push toward a clean energy future. Transource, landowners compromised, then regulators spiked the project. To achieve a carbon-free electricity sector, the country would need to more than double the power infrastructure it has now in the next decade.

Cancer-causing wastes still exist along the Texas Eastern pipeline 30 years after settlement. It’s been more than 30 years since the public learned of PCB dumping along the Texas Eastern pipeline, but not all of it has been cleaned up.

Cadmium spiked inside a Tampa lead factory. Workers didn’t get help. For years, the company’s contracted doctor failed to flag abnormal test results and provide the required follow-up.

# Environment / Climate / Interior
We’re dumping loads of retardant chemicals to fight wildfires. What does it mean for wildlife? As western wildfires become bigger and more intense, state and federal fire agencies are using more and more aerial fire retardant, prompting concerns over fish kills, aquatic life, and water quality.

Drones may help replant forests—if enough seeds take root. A handful of companies are pursuing airborne seeding, but there’s little evidence so far that the tactic will succeed.

Bay Area high school rescues 4,000 endangered salmon from the drought – they’ll grow up on campus. Petaluma high school students who just got back from distant learning are now caring for a federally endangered species with nowhere else to go.

Today’s 6-year-olds will live through about three times as many climate disasters as their grandparents if current warming trends continue, a study finds https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.preventionweb.net/news/children-face-life-far-more-heatwaves-floods-droughts-and-wildfires-grandparents__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ny0jQux2gLniC9-ahYf9EpVXNpYAMpqC0Ack44KGbMTq7WKG-e18J_fQ3FZ9MIvI9qDI$

These carbon-capturing robotic seaweed farms are like planting forests in the ocean https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.fastcompany.com/90680321/these-carbon-capturing-robotic-seaweed-farms-are-like-planting-forests-in-the-ocean__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ny0jQux2gLniC9-ahYf9EpVXNpYAMpqC0Ack44KGbMTq7WKG-e18J_fQ3FZ9MI6naUgh$

# Environment / Climate / Global
Carbon, caribou and a Dene Tha’ plan to protect a northern Alberta lake.
The nation is proposing the first Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area in the province to protect the region surrounding one of Alberta’
largest lakes, which stores five times more carbon per square metre than the Amazon https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thenarwhal.ca/dene-tha-alberta-lake-carbon-caribou/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ny0jQux2gLniC9-ahYf9EpVXNpYAMpqC0Ack44KGbMTq7WKG-e18J_fQ3FZ9MGLoyiA1$

Climate change: Australia leans toward 2050 net zero target as election,
COP26 loom
As one of the world’s top per-capita emitters and fossil fuel exporters, Australia has come under increasing pressure to commit to carbon https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://reneweconomy.com.au/australia-will-likely-adopt-a-net-zero-target-by-cop26-it-will-be-a-bad-target/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ny0jQux2gLniC9-ahYf9EpVXNpYAMpqC0Ack44KGbMTq7WKG-e18J_fQ3FZ9MJz-EgnT$

# Food Recalls / Alerts
The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) just announced two new food recalls in the freezer section.
*Nestle USA’s DiGiorno Crispy Pan Crust Pepperoni Pizza is being recalled.
*Over 33,000 pounds of raw, frozen chicken and vegetable potstickers are also being recalled.

# Global Politics and other news
Icelanders vote in volatile election with climate in mind. Icelanders voted Saturday in a general election dominated by climate change, with an unprecedented number of political parties likely to win parliamentary seats https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.wfmz.com/news/icelanders-vote-in-volatile-election-with-climate-in-mind/article_0be309ef-5d38-5a0e-b01f-168c74962438.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ny0jQux2gLniC9-ahYf9EpVXNpYAMpqC0Ack44KGbMTq7WKG-e18J_fQ3FZ9MCTZJCA8$

Is Brazil About to Face a Military Coup? Brian Mier on Brazil’s March Towards Fascism. Whispers are turning into shouts about a military-backed coup in Brazil before next year, as the ailing Bolsonaro — trailing Lula by 15-20 points in the polls — seeks to hang on to power.

UN and Taliban try to figure out how to interact: The U.N. can withhold or bestow formal acknowledgement on the Taliban, and use this as crucial leverage to exact assurances on human rights, girls’ access to education and political concessions.

Turkey could buy more Russian missiles despite US warnings: Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey wasn’t given the option to buy American-made Patriot missiles and the U.S. hadn’t delivered F-35 stealth jets despite a payment of $1.4 billion.

German election tight; Merkel’s bloc could end up with worst result yet:
Despite getting its worst-ever result in a federal contest, the Union bloc said it too would reach out to smaller parties to discuss forming a government, while Merkel stays on in a caretaker role until a successor is sworn in.

Iraq issues arrests warrants for all attendees of Israel normalization conference. Iraq’s government has stated that the conference in which more than 300 people called for normalization with Israel ‘does not represent the public opinion in Iraq’

Iran and Syria: How Arab and Western countries are shifting posturing toward Damascus. The Western countries, including the US, began to rethink and contemplate the current reservations about the relationship with Syria and its return to the Arab League and the international community.

I Was Detained in Guantánamo for 14 Years After Being Kidnapped and Sold to CIA “The purpose of Guantánamo wasn’t about making Americans safe,” says former Guantánamo detainee Mansoor Adayfi.

# Gov / Politics
The secretary of state announced the “full forensic audit” in the counties hours after former President Donald Trump requested that Gov.
Greg Abbott add an election audit bill to this year’s third special session of the Texas Legislature.

Beto O’Rourke said at The Texas Tribune Festival that he is still “very seriously” thinking about running for governor — and that he is not surprised Matthew McConaughey, another potential candidate, is polling so well against Gov. Greg Abbott.

The United States spent $145 billion in Afghanistan to help the country stand up on its own. The U.S. efforts failed to build a sustainable economy there.

The Hill’s Jordain Carney reports that the president is working with the Senate to get his judicial picks confirmed, but he’s sidestepping trying to fill vacancies in GOP states — for now.

Plastics industry lashes out at ‘regressive’ Democratic tax plan. A Democratic proposal to help finance the party’s $3.5 trillion spending bill by taxing single-use plastics is generating sharp pushback https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/policy/equilibrium-sustainability/573908-plastics-industry-lashes-out-at-regressive-democratic-tax__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ny0jQux2gLniC9-ahYf9EpVXNpYAMpqC0Ack44KGbMTq7WKG-e18J_fQ3FZ9MJ_mJD1-$

U.S. seeks to ease testing of Los Alamos lab’s cancer-causing contaminants. Tests that are less able to detect cancer-causing chemicals in water would replace Los Alamos National Laboratory’s current, more acute test https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/u-s-seeks-to-ease-testing-of-los-alamos-labs-cancer-causing-contaminants/article_bf8340a2-1aef-11ec-8171-9374b5a7d12f.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ny0jQux2gLniC9-ahYf9EpVXNpYAMpqC0Ack44KGbMTq7WKG-e18J_fQ3FZ9MLvz6pWz$

Not India: Abbott’s Texas the ‘Rape Capitol of the World’ (mostly kids):
As Texas Attorney General, Abbott blocked rape arrests, gutted investigative units and opposed all efforts to protect children and the women of Texas from being raped or trafficked by cults like St. Hubertus and others run by big oil and the GOP’s bankster elites.

Trump keeps promoting Democrats in races against Republicans who speak out against him. The former president has continually lashed out against Republicans who won’t peddle unfounded conspiracy theories and has endorsed primary challengers to run against them.

Donald Trump Is Building an Army. He Can No Longer Be Ignored. After a nice little break, it’s time to dive back into the dumpster fire.

New Report Says Trump’s CIA Considered Kidnapping or Assassinating Julian Assange The report cited conversations with more than 30 former U.S. officials.

Why the US government could shut down this week and what would happen.
Washington is racing to avert a partial government shutdown that could lead to furloughs for hundreds of thousands of federal workers in the middle of a national health crisis.

Editorial: Politically bankrupt: Senate Republicans are happy for the US to default on its debt Washington suspended the U.S. debt limit for two years — two years in which Republicans refrained from pitching a fit every time the U.S.
needed to borrow more money. And borrow we did, under an administration and Congress that slashed taxes by trillions while dramatically increasing federal spending, even before the COVID crisis hit.

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
With Clinton lawyer charged, the Russiagate scam is now under indictment. The indictment of Hillary Clinton attorney Michael Sussmann offers new evidence that the Trump-Russia conspiracy theory that engulfed Trump’s term in office was itself the product of fabrications involving Clinton’s 2016 campaign.

RNC Official Reveals GOP Plan to Ramp Up Election Lawsuits in 2022. The official said that it will be especially important in 2022 for Republicans to file lawsuits before Election Day.

The Texas House has the votes to pass legislation that would restrict transgender public school students’ participation in school sports, according to House Speaker Dade Phelan.

Trans rights: Transgender activists in Texas say their fight against anti-trans legislation in the state this year has felt particularly exhausting, cruel and lonely. More than 40 bills aimed at curbing trans rights have been filed in the past 10 months alone https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thelily.com/texas-is-in-the-spotlight-but-transgender-activists-say-their-fight-feels-uniquely-grueling-and-lonely/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ny0jQux2gLniC9-ahYf9EpVXNpYAMpqC0Ack44KGbMTq7WKG-e18J_fQ3FZ9MMqJrgi_$

# Medical / Health
Why Are Environmentalists Attacking Chemicals Hospitals Use To Save Lives?

Extreme Hospital COVID Policies Are Leading More Pregnant Women To Choose A Home Birth. With hospital births becoming increasingly unattractive as a result of COVID-19 protocols, many women are beginning to consider home births as an alternative.

Gov. Greg Abbott ceremonially signed a bill into law on Friday that will restrict Texans’ access to abortion-inducing medication. The new law narrows the window in which physicians are allowed to give abortion-inducing medication to patients from 10 weeks to seven weeks after conception, bucking FDA guidelines.

Texas Gov. Abbott Still Refuses To Add Rape And Incest Exemptions To Abortion Law https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.forbes.com/sites/alisondurkee/2021/09/26/texas-gov-abbott-still-refuses-to-add-rape-and-incest-exemptions-to-abortion-law/?sh=7bbc9a983142__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ny0jQux2gLniC9-ahYf9EpVXNpYAMpqC0Ack44KGbMTq7WKG-e18J_fQ3FZ9MND6Xn4v$

How private funding is blurring the peer-review lines in medical research. Neuroscientist Sheila Nirenberg’s breakthrough neural code is restoring sight in humans and expanding visual capabilities in computing, but some of her academic peers would like to see more transparency in her data.

House Passes Bill To Allow Abortion on Demand Nationwide. The House of Representatives voted nearly along party lines Friday to pass a bill that will allow abortion on demand nationwide, superseding state-level abortion restrictions.

Republican lawmakers are pressing ahead with anti-abortion laws, with or without the Supreme Court’s help https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/georgia-florida-mississippi-abortion-laws-scotus__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ny0jQux2gLniC9-ahYf9EpVXNpYAMpqC0Ack44KGbMTq7WKG-e18J_fQ3FZ9MLkfUHYQ$

# Military / DOD
Havana Syndrome, Directed Energy Weapons, and the New Cold War: While the jury is still out on who committed the attacks against U.S.
officials, or even whether there were any attacks at all, directed energy weapons certainly do exist. Havana Syndrome might be science fiction, but directed energy weapons are very much science fact.

Are Directed-Energy Weapons Behind the Havana Syndrome? As an aerospace engineer and former Vice Chair of the U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, I can attest to the effectiveness of such weapons.

# Other News
Investigators probe deadly Amtrak derailment in Montana. The westbound Empire Builder was en route to Seattle from Chicago, with two locomotives and 10 cars, when it left the tracks about 4 p.m. Saturday near Joplin, a town of about 200.

# Veterans / VA
Trump’s ‘Mar-a-Lago Trio’ Broke Law in Plan to Monetize Veterans’
Medical Records: A congressional investigation prompted by ProPublica’s reporting found Trump’s “Mar-a-Lago crowd,” wealthy civilians with no U.S. government or military experience, pursued a plan to monetize veterans’ medical data.

# Water
LISTEN: Why is it taking so long for Pennsylvania to regulate toxic chemicals in drinking water? The chemicals, known as PFAS, are linked to health effects including cancer, thyroid disease, high cholesterol, pregnancy-induced hypertension, asthma, and ulcerative colitis.
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