Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-10-14

Voices, The Peoples News

October 14, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
Popular theory of Native American origins debunked by genetics and skeletal biology A widely accepted theory of Native American origins coming from Japan has been attacked in a new scientific study, which shows that the genetics and skeletal biology ‘simply does not match-up.’

In Defense of Mother Earth, Indigenous Leaders Occupy Bureau of Indian Affairs “We will no longer allow the U.S. government to separate us from our relationship to the sacred knowledge of Mother Earth and all who depend on her.”

# Border / Immigration
U.S.-Mexico border: After closing to nonessential travel in March 2020, the U.S. land borders with Mexico and Canada will reopen to fully vaccinated travelers in November.

The U.S. Department of Justice announced an investigation into whether children detained in the Texas Juvenile Justice Department’s five lockups are reasonably protected from physical and sexual abuse.

# CoronaVirus
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Monday to prohibit any entity, including private business, from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate on workers and called on state lawmakers to pass a similar ban into law.

Vermont: 76% of COVID deaths in the state during September were among the vaccinated, Covid rising faster among vaccinated Vermonters https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://vtdigger.org/2021/09/24/covid-case-counts-set-vermont-records-and-state-data-shows-concerning-trends-on-fatalities/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!isIy5LOs9UMQFvqzuz7YsQT8vr7Qp-HMcQIvWrerb962WgjQu1_sYv6flAfuKYabwXm8$

Lawmakers seek federal grand jury investigation for COVID-19 statistical manipulation. “Public health policy must be based upon accurate and independently verifiable data,” and CDC and FDA aren’t providing it, Oregon state senators tell U.S. attorney.

Seattle vaccine mandate could jeopardize public safety as hundreds of police officers face possible termination. Seattle, the liberal city that still pursues defunding police, could lose a significant portion of its police force this month as officers who refuse to comply with a
COVID-19 vaccine mandate risk termination.

The Physicians Declaration Calls COVID Policies “Crimes Against Humanity”

How has Fox News handled daily coverage of the COVID vaccine? Badly https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/10/14/viewpoint-how-has-fox-news-handled-daily-coverage-of-the-covid-vaccine-badly-claims-media-matters/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!isIy5LOs9UMQFvqzuz7YsQT8vr7Qp-HMcQIvWrerb962WgjQu1_sYv6flAfuKbmF3pLe$

# Economy / Finance / Trade
Winter heating bills are set to jump as inflation hits home. With prices surging worldwide for heating oil, natural gas and other fuels, the U.S.
government said Wednesday it expects households to see their heating bills jump as much as 54% compared to last winter.

The Dwindling Choices on Build Back Better: Democrats can cut programs, tighten expiration dates, or count tax cuts and spending separately. But so far they’re just posturing and fighting.

Pelosi: ‘Yes,’ IRS ‘tracking’ of bank accounts over $600 still on table as opposition grows https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thecentersquare.com/national/pelosi-yes-irs-tracking-of-bank-accounts-over-600-still-on-table-as-opposition-grows/article_6deed2d4-2b92-11ec-b22d-3bb2b2dd2f52.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!isIy5LOs9UMQFvqzuz7YsQT8vr7Qp-HMcQIvWrerb962WgjQu1_sYv6flAfuKeynbLjP$

Wall Street’s Barons Are Causing Homelessness for Profit. What’s really driving home prices today are massive, multibillion-dollar funds buying up all available housing. We’re seeing tent cities & massive homelessness in cities across America because a handful of Wall Street billionaires want to make a killing: Will America remove housing from their clutches?

Our Long Neoliberal Nightmare: Congress Should Not Begrudge $3.5 Trillion Reconciliation Package for the People. To set themselves apart from Republicans, Democrats must demonstrate the political will to choose the common good over allegiance to corporate wealth.

# Education / Schools
NYC’s Unvaccinated Teachers Need to Waive Right to Sue for One Year of Health Benefits. Aside from being put on unpaid leave, New York City teachers who’ve declined to get the COVID-19 vaccine won’t be allowed to keep their health benefits for another year unless they give up their right to sue the city over its vaccine mandate.

Global Supply Chain Collapse Leaves School Lunch Programs ‘High and Dri.’ School districts are adapting menus daily based on unpredictable deliveries. Many believe things will get worse https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/10/13/global-supply-chain-collapse-leaves-school-lunch-programs-high-and-dri/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!isIy5LOs9UMQFvqzuz7YsQT8vr7Qp-HMcQIvWrerb962WgjQu1_sYv6flAfuKYBJnTvF$

Turmoil at an East Texas university: COVID-19 exacerbated four years of enrollment declines at Stephen F. Austin State University, leading to revenue losses, budget cuts and staff furloughs.

Florida State Board Sanctions Eight School Districts for Defying Ban on Mask Mandates. The Florida Department of Education on Thursday sanctioned eight Florida school districts for defying the state’s ban on school mask mandates.

Texas Teachers Told to Offer ‘Opposing’ Views to Holocaust. A school administrator in Texas told teachers in a training session to provide students with “other perspectives” on “widely debated” subjects like the Holocaust.

# Employment / Labor
80 million workers face COVID vaccine mandates — and that’s a major challenge for OSHA. A big job for small government agency. Enforce vaccine mandate for 80 million workers https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.npr.org/2021/10/03/1042227032/how-a-small-government-agency-will-enforce-the-vaccine-mandate-for-80-million-wo__;!!On18fmf1aQ!isIy5LOs9UMQFvqzuz7YsQT8vr7Qp-HMcQIvWrerb962WgjQu1_sYv6flAfuKbMXKKyN$

10,000 John Deere Workers Walk Off Job as Strike Wave Sweeps U.S.: The workers are protesting low wages, long hours and inadequate benefits as the company reports record profits.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals The firms that help keep oil flowing. Secretive investment funds are putting billions into fossil fuel projects, buying up offshore platforms and building new pipelines.

Big oil to testify before Congress, new report confirms. “What we need from the fossil fuel industry is complete cooperation with our investigation, so the American people can understand the role the industry played in fueling the climate crisis.”

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals / Global EU aims for greater Arctic role and calls for oil, coal and gas to stay in the ground. The European Union has called for oil, coal and gas in the Arctic to stay in the ground, as it announced aspirations to play a greater role in the world’s northernmost region.

# Environment / Climate / Interior
U.S. Snubs Biodiversity Summit: The U.S. refuses to join the global conference in China on biodiversity due to decades of pharma lobbying.
Yet habitat destruction could fuel future pandemics.

# Environment / Climate / Global
The great Koh Kong land rush: Areas stripped of protection by Cambodian gov’t being bought up. Politicians and companies have been snapping up the newly degazetted land, among them a firm suspected of being a front for pulpwood giant APP.

# Global Politics and other news
He must condemn himself. Or go back to jail. It is compelled speech, like a Maoist “struggle session” in communist China. Forced speech is unheard of in Canadian law. Even convicted murderers cannot be ordered to apologize for their crimes… But a convicted pastor must now violate his own conscience and repeat an angry judge’s talking points, or face prison.

Calgary pastor, brother avoid jail time, fined $33K for violating health orders | 13 Oct 2021 | An outspoken Calgary pastor and his brother, who is seeking to become a Calgary councillor, have been fined, placed under probation and ordered to include disclaimers when expressing their views regarding public health orders.

South Korean officials launch last-ditch effort with US to formally end Korean War South Korean government officials confirmed they were holding discussions with the United States about formally ending the Korean War.

# Gov / Politics
Biden and the Rigged War: At the same time that the puppet rulers of the UK, Australia and the United States are playing at making war against communist China, large corporations such as Goldman Sachs, Blackrock or Vanguard Group have already capitulated and come carrying the white flag to Beijing to make a pact with senior Chinese government officials https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/10/13/exclusive-biden-and-the-rigged-war/?mc_cid=905f297ee9&mc_eid=3f7488d454__;!!On18fmf1aQ!isIy5LOs9UMQFvqzuz7YsQT8vr7Qp-HMcQIvWrerb962WgjQu1_sYv6flAfuKYPGUklF$

What New Jersey’s gubernatorial contest tells us about the political landscape https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/576512-what-new-jerseys-gubernatorial-contest-tells-us-about-the-political__;!!On18fmf1aQ!isIy5LOs9UMQFvqzuz7YsQT8vr7Qp-HMcQIvWrerb962WgjQu1_sYv6flAfuKbNwSGjo$

In case you missed it: The Texas House passed a new map for its 150 districts that would cement a Republican majority for the next decade.

US, Israel, UAE discussing ‘other options’ if Iran diplomacy fails https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/policy/international/576571-us-israel-uae-discussing-other-options-if-diplomacy-fails-with-iran__;!!On18fmf1aQ!isIy5LOs9UMQFvqzuz7YsQT8vr7Qp-HMcQIvWrerb962WgjQu1_sYv6flAfuKeiqmSbG$

Why Team Biden Can’t Ignore Mexico’s Deal With the Devil. The cartels aren’t at war with the state at this point—they often are the state.
It’s a problem the American administration is going to have to reckon with, not just ignore.

Joe Biden could become embroiled in the FBI’s probe into Hunter’s finances, experts say: The FBI and IRS probe is reportedly also looking into Hunter’s foreign business relationships and the potential for money laundering charges https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10070093/Joe-Biden-Hunters-shared-bank-accounts-make-president-target-FBI-probe.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!isIy5LOs9UMQFvqzuz7YsQT8vr7Qp-HMcQIvWrerb962WgjQu1_sYv6flAfuKT9SIP5x$

Is Donald Trump Trying to Destroy the Republican Party? Trump, with a single statement, has dumped a beach worth of sand into the gears of GOP election hopes.

Trump Tells GOP: Back My Big Lie or I’ll Burn the Party Down. After costing his party the Senate, along with the White House, he’s looking
ahead: Nice elections you got there. Be a shame if something happened to them.

# Law Enforcement
NYPD Cop Shoots Ex-Girlfriend, Kills Another Woman: Officer Yvonne Wu allegedly opened fire on an ex-girlfriend and a second woman, hitting both in the chest.

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Capitol Riot Panel Subpoenas DOJ Deputy Who Pushed Trump’s Election Lies https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/capitol-riot-panel-subpoenas-jeffrey-clark-doj-deputy-who-pushed-trumps-election-lies__;!!On18fmf1aQ!isIy5LOs9UMQFvqzuz7YsQT8vr7Qp-HMcQIvWrerb962WgjQu1_sYv6flAfuKRS_b8WT$

U.S. Department of Justice investigating abuse, mistreatment at Texas’
juvenile lockups. Brett Merfish, director of youth justice at Texas Appleseed, an advocacy group that filed a complaint against the Texas Juvenile Justice Department for failing to protect the rights of children within its system.

Marine critical of Afghanistan withdrawal expected to plead guilty. The
charges: The video  Scheller took in uniform, led to charges including contempt toward officials, willfully disobeying a superior commissioned officer, failure to obey lawful general orders, and conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman.

One hundred may seem like an enormous amount of people involved in storming the US Capitol and threatening lawmakers’ safety, but it may be just the start of the charges against rioters. Prosecutors haven’t announced a target date for when the investigation will end https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.huffpost.com/entry/feds-made-capitol-riot-arrests-quarter-way-there_n_615c6fafe4b0f7776310fe37?856__;!!On18fmf1aQ!isIy5LOs9UMQFvqzuz7YsQT8vr7Qp-HMcQIvWrerb962WgjQu1_sYv6flAfuKWnYnORp$

BuzzFeed News is publishing a database of the hundreds of pages of documents filed in connection with the first 100 guilty pleas in connection with the Capitol riots.

# Medical / Health
Some US Blood Pressure Drugs Found With Cancer-Linked Azido Impurities, multiple lots of irbesartan, losartan and valsartan drugs recalled due to the presence of an azido impurity What to do: Continue taking your medication unless you have been advised to stop by your healthcare provider. Not treating your condition may pose a greater health risk.
Last updated: 2021-10-01

# Other News
What you need to know about the supply chain bottlenecks. Here’s a helpful primer https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/policy/finance/576670-what-you-need-to-know-about-the-supply-chain-bottlenecks__;!!On18fmf1aQ!isIy5LOs9UMQFvqzuz7YsQT8vr7Qp-HMcQIvWrerb962WgjQu1_sYv6flAfuKZwbVMmZ$

# Space
NASA is preparing for the ravages of climate change. The agency knows it needs to adapt to climate-driven events that will increasingly threaten coastal launch sites and other key space infrastructure https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.wired.com/story/nasa-is-preparing-for-the-ravages-of-climate-change/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!isIy5LOs9UMQFvqzuz7YsQT8vr7Qp-HMcQIvWrerb962WgjQu1_sYv6flAfuKahBnV8u$

# Veterans / VA
Partisan extremism poses ‘growing problem’ among veterans. The House Veterans’ Affairs Committee held the first of what will be three hearings on the recruitment of U.S. veterans by violent extremist groups.

The Biden administration’s Department of Veterans Affairs testified before the House Veterans’ Affairs Health Subcommittee that it opposes a bill to expand research on the benefits of medical cannabis for military veterans struggling with PTSD and chronic pain, calling its provisions too “prescriptive.”

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