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The White Sands discovery only confirms what Indigenous people have said all along Once again, the media has excluded Indigenous peoples from our own story.
# Border / Immigration
About 100 US citizens, legal residents ready to leave Afghanistan. “The highest priority remains helping the U.S. citizens who wish to leave the country now to do so,” the official said.
CDC alerts medical professionals to be on alert over Afghan evacuees potentially spreading infectious diseases https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.oleantimesherald.com/news/nation/cdc-alerts-medical-professionals-to-be-on-alert-over-afghan-evacuees-potentially-spreading-infectious-diseases/article_d107e05b-37d2-56c9-a8e2-666e0963149d.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!iomep6axId3JeXKNza0MOyl1D-5iGocKqTAvOiVTfS4cbESlyVIjXvsXo4G1NeCoBTy3$
Mocking Unvaxxed COVID Victims Is New Pandemic Blood Sport. There’s getting mad about anti-vaxxers and the Delta coronavirus surge, and then there’s reveling in mass death of people who refuse to get shots.
GOP Launches Fundraising Frenzy Off Biden Vax Mandates. Republicans have discovered that Joe Biden’s vaccine mandates can be used to raise sick cash.
Idaho COVID Insanity Shows How Much Worse the GOP Can Get. The slightest hint of responsibility is enough to draw primary challenges in the party’s ever-accelerating race to the bottom.
Does the FDA think these data justify the first full approval of a
covid-19 vaccine? The FDA should demand adequate, controlled studies with long term follow up, and make data publicly available, before granting full approval to covid-19 vaccines, says Peter Doshi https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2021/08/23/does-the-fda-think-these-data-justify-the-first-full-approval-of-a-covid-19-vaccine/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!iomep6axId3JeXKNza0MOyl1D-5iGocKqTAvOiVTfS4cbESlyVIjXvsXo4G1NdpYg84n$
The ex-Pfizer scientist who became an anti-vax hero. The 60-year-old is a former vice president of Pfizer. In recent months, Yeadon (pronounced
Yee-don) has emerged as an unlikely hero of the so-called anti-vaxxers, whose adherents question the safety of many vaccines, including for the coronavirus.
The BMJ counted over 30,000 adverse vaginal bleeding events after the COVID injection. Why would this multi-millionaire former vice-president of Pfizer take such a strong stance against this vaccine? A link is plausible and should be investigated https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.bmj.com/content/374/bmj.n2211__;!!On18fmf1aQ!iomep6axId3JeXKNza0MOyl1D-5iGocKqTAvOiVTfS4cbESlyVIjXvsXo4G1NZnEc5RY$
Wuhan scientists planned to release coronavirus particles into cave bats, leaked papers reveal. Scientists at the Wuhan Institute of Virology were planning to genetically enhance airborne coronaviruses and release aerosols containing “novel chimeric spike proteins” among cave bats in Yunnan, China, according to the 2018 proposal submitted to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
Forced Vaccination Was Always the End Game: America’s Move Toward Authoritarianism. A new video commentary by Barbara Loe Fisher summarizing the unprecedented threats to civil liberties that Americans have faced since the declaration of a public health emergency in the winter of 2020 and opportunities for positive action.
Pfizer Submits Data to FDA for Younger Kids’ COVID Vaccine. The company said it would formally request approval in the “coming weeks” for the vaccine for kids between the ages of 5 and 11.
Most New York Healthcare Workers Fired Over Vaccine Mandate Won’t Get Unemployment Insurance https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.marketwatch.com/story/new-york-health-care-workers-who-are-fired-for-refusing-to-be-vaccinated-wont-be-eligible-for-unemployment-benefits-in-most-cases-11632780792__;!!On18fmf1aQ!iomep6axId3JeXKNza0MOyl1D-5iGocKqTAvOiVTfS4cbESlyVIjXvsXo4G1NQcN0Hlc$
Penn State University Suspends Students Who Failed To Get Weekly
3D-Printed Vaccine Patch Now in Development — Needles No Longer Needed https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.techtimes.com/articles/265877/20210926/3d-vaccine-patch-now-development-needles-longer-need**Bgiving-patients-painless.htm__;4oCU!!On18fmf1aQ!iomep6axId3JeXKNza0MOyl1D-5iGocKqTAvOiVTfS4cbESlyVIjXvsXo4G1NdauzA_3$
Top Officials Stepping Down From CDC And FDA Covid Teams. Marion Gruber and Phil Krause, two veteran vaccine reviewers, are unexpectedly departing at a critical time.
Influenza vaccine could also help against severe Covid-19 — but we’re not entirely sure why https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.zmescience.com/science/influenza-vaccine-could-also-help-against-severe-covid-19-but-were-not-entirely-sure-why/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!iomep6axId3JeXKNza0MOyl1D-5iGocKqTAvOiVTfS4cbESlyVIjXvsXo4G1NQogAGC8$
N.C. Hospital System Fires 175 Workers Over Vax Mandate. The mass termination over defiance of the hospital system’s mandatory vaccine policy is one of the country’s largest yet.
# Economy / Trade
How the Democrats Can Pass the Entire Reconciliation Bill. It just requires enacting it for four years.
Robert Kaplan will step down as president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas early next month. He will become the second senior Fed official to resign after ethics questions were raised this month over their trading activity in the financial markets.
The billionaire boom: how the super-rich soaked up Covid cash https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.ft.com/content/747a76dd-f018-4d0d-a9f3-4069bf2f5a93__;!!On18fmf1aQ!iomep6axId3JeXKNza0MOyl1D-5iGocKqTAvOiVTfS4cbESlyVIjXvsXo4G1NUJvZiT7$
GOP Blocks Bill to Fund Government, Raise Debt Ceiling. A potential government shutdown still looms, with federal funding expiring at midnight on Thursday.
There’s a flurry of studies trashing the Democrats’ tax agenda. They have corporate and GOP dark money ties. Democrats have remained undecided as to how they’ll pay for the $3.5 trillion budget bill that now houses much of that agenda—and, by virtue of the budgeting process, can pass with only Democratic votes. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Thursday told reporters that the White House and congressional leaders now agree on a menu of possible tax options.
# Employment / Labor
El Milagro Tortilla Workers Walk Out to Demand Fair Wages Amid Staff Shortage The company has lost staff due to their poor treatment of workers and mishandling of the pandemic, organizers say.
Florida State Workers Are “Very Scared” Over COVID-Related Working Conditions Several state offices have had to close, and workers aren’t being told when someone close to them contracted the virus.
# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Company says planned natural gas pipeline won’t go forward. Construction of a nearly 120-mile-long proposed natural gas pipeline from northeastern Pennsylvania to central New Jersey will not go forward https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://apnews.com/article/business-environment-and-nature-pennsylvania-new-jersey-environment-06024caa2328faf6189bd8280799db37__;!!On18fmf1aQ!iomep6axId3JeXKNza0MOyl1D-5iGocKqTAvOiVTfS4cbESlyVIjXvsXo4G1NWxMUgjp$
After Hurricane Ida, oil infrastructure springs dozens of leaks. The storm also triggered the most oil spills detected from space after a weather event in the Gulf of Mexico since the federal government started using satellites to track spills and leaks a decade ago.
Feds ‘dragging their heels kicking and screaming’ on Montana oil, gas leases. The Biden administration is delaying lease sales of federal lands for oil and gas exploration even after a court order, the head of the Western Energy Alliance said https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thecentersquare.com/montana/feds-dragging-their-heels-kicking-and-screaming-on-montana-oil-gas-leases/article_11dc3644-1ca6-11ec-9e59-0b703778ba99.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!iomep6axId3JeXKNza0MOyl1D-5iGocKqTAvOiVTfS4cbESlyVIjXvsXo4G1NcdetJ9G$
World leaders pledge $400 billion to boost clean energy and renewables.
“We cannot wait another 40 years. The age of renewable, affordable energy access for all must start today.”
# Environment / Climate / Interior
Meet the Senate enforcer who could sink Biden’s climate plan. The gatekeeper for the most consequential climate bill in U.S. history works behind a nondescript door in the U.S. Capitol.
Scoping out the Gulf of Mexico’s secret submerged forest. Understanding what happened to this ancient forest can help us know what is coming as the sea rises again.
The secret war over Pentagon aid in fighting wildfires. The military’s satellites excel at spotting new blazes, but for decades they have been mostly off limits to civilian firefighters.
# Food / GMOs / Chemicals / Other
3 Scary Reasons To Ditch Aluminum Foil (And What To Use Instead) https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thealternativedaily.com/3-scary-reasons-ditch-aluminum-foil/?utm_source=external&utm_medium=MG__;!!On18fmf1aQ!iomep6axId3JeXKNza0MOyl1D-5iGocKqTAvOiVTfS4cbESlyVIjXvsXo4G1NUTpcdsD$
# Global Politics and other news
China criticizes UK over ‘evil intentions’ after warship sails through Taiwan Strait https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/policy/defense/574067-china-criticizes-uk-over-evil-intentions-after-warship?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=42766__;!!On18fmf1aQ!iomep6axId3JeXKNza0MOyl1D-5iGocKqTAvOiVTfS4cbESlyVIjXvsXo4G1NQ4d_W61$
Erdogan says Turkey plans to buy another Russian defense system https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/turkeys-erdogan-says-intends-buy-another-russian-s-400-defence-system-cbs-news-2021-09-26/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!iomep6axId3JeXKNza0MOyl1D-5iGocKqTAvOiVTfS4cbESlyVIjXvsXo4G1NeYx_bgE$
Xi Takes a Page From Mao’s Red Playbook. In the coming year, Xi will intertwine foreign and domestic crises, even at the risk of potentially serious flair-ups with Washington over Taiwan.
Female Afghan Judges in Hiding as Taliban Frees Killers. “It was midnight when we heard the Taliban had freed all the prisoners from jail. Immediately we fled,” one judge told the BBC.
# Gov / Politics
DHS Cyber Office Wants to See Secret Voting Machine Report. After a cybersecurity researcher wrote a report about potential vulnerabilities in voting machines, and a judge locked up the report, a government official now wants to read it.
GOP warns about military cooperation with Russians. Top Republicans in the House and Senate on Monday pushed back on the Pentagon’s recent call to increase coordination between the U.S. and Russian militaries, saying they were “deeply troubled” by the news.
Texas lawmakers have released their first draft of a new congressional map that would primarily protect incumbents while reducing the number of districts in which Black and Hispanic residents make up the most eligible voters. The population of Asian, Black and Hispanic Texans outpaced white Texans over the last decade.
Trump’s ‘Audit’ Request Plunged TX Guv’s Office Into Chaos. At the risk of provoking his wrath, staffers quickly rushed to appease the twice-impeached former leader, according to Politico.
Donald Trump said he’s considering running for President in 2024. Trump has laid the groundwork for a potential run in conventional and unconventional ways in recent months https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://nypost.com/2021/06/30/trump-has-made-a-decision-on-whether-to-run-in-2024/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!iomep6axId3JeXKNza0MOyl1D-5iGocKqTAvOiVTfS4cbESlyVIjXvsXo4G1NRvK6g6s$
# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Pentagon officials prepare for grilling. Top Pentagon leaders are expected to get slammed this week with critical questions on the Biden administration’s handling of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and other military-related controversies in a series of hearings on Capitol Hill.
Milley to face toughest day yet on Capitol Hill. Gen. Mark Milley is expected to face a GOP grilling on Tuesday and Wednesday weeks after a number of Republicans said he should resign for threatening the principle of civilian control of the military.
Trump Loses Omarosa NDA Case: ‘The Bully Has Met His Match.’ Trump’s campaign filed the case against Omarosa days after she published her
2018 tell-all book. “Donald has used this type of vexatious litigation to intimidate, harass and bully for years,” said Manigault Newman in a statement. “Finally the bully has met his match!”
While testifying on Capitol Hill this morning, Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, defended his conversations with his Chinese counterparts in the final stretch of the Trump administration. https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://bit.ly/3m3qNvv__;!!On18fmf1aQ!iomep6axId3JeXKNza0MOyl1D-5iGocKqTAvOiVTfS4cbESlyVIjXvsXo4G1NU3mztv6$
Texas Senate has passed a bill limiting transgender participation in school sports four separate times.
# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
New Federal Bureau of Investigation data shows that marijuana arrests dropped by more than a third in the U.S. last year as both the COVID-19 pandemic and the legalization movement spread.
The Drug Enforcement Administration issued a public safety alert about fake prescription pills containing fentanyl and methamphetamine.
‘Threatened’ Female Producer Begged to Leave Cuomo’s Show: Melanie Buck said that she asked to leave Cuomo’s primetime program because they had “significant differences,” adding that she has “moved on.”
# Medical / Health
Half of young, American kids have lead in their blood, study finds.
Children living in older houses and poorer communities were more likely to have elevated blood lead levels.
Missouri Med Staff Gets Panic Buttons as Assaults Triple. At least one Missouri hospital has added a handy-dandy new feature to its employees’
medical badges: a big panic button.
American Dental Association Wants To Block Dental Coverage In Medicare https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.wsj.com/articles/dentists-group-fights-plan-to-cover-dental-benefits-under-medicare-11632735002__;!!On18fmf1aQ!iomep6axId3JeXKNza0MOyl1D-5iGocKqTAvOiVTfS4cbESlyVIjXvsXo4G1NfVUgNcH$
Rare Brain-Eating Amoeba Kills Child at Texas Water Park. Health officials in Arlington said they’ve closed all recreational water parks in the city out of an abundance of caution.
# Military / DOD
What was the Afghanistan War all about? That is the question on many people’s lips after a devastating 20-year campaign that has killed an estimated 176,000 people and displaced nearly 6 million more.
The Right-Wing Attack on Racial Justice Talk: How critical race theory has become a handy target for an old-fashioned assault on civil rights.
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