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content January 26, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate
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“It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.”
– Ansel Adams
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# Indigenous / Global
Watch: Sámi reindeer herders grapple with a changing Arctic. Warming is threatening the ways of Europe’s last indigenous people.
# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls Trump’s Border Wall Kept Endangered Wolf From Finding Home and a Mate Scientists now have proof that the border wall built by former President Donald Trump is impeding the movements of wildlife.
# Covid / Pandemics
How to Submit Your At-Home COVID Test to Your Insurance Company https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/how-to-submit-your-at-home-covid-test-to-your-insurance-company/ar-AATb0Ut?ocid=winp1taskbar__;!!On18fmf1aQ!h3Eh-FEh9oLxHJtV4QrcGIv4cHR_93KjrXdVK6burqF1h1waeAWIzLUH4IRriInU5gSA$
How to properly store your at-home COVID-19 rapid tests https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/wellness/how-to-properly-store-your-at-home-covid-19-rapid-tests/ar-AATb5oQ?ocid=winp1taskbar__;!!On18fmf1aQ!h3Eh-FEh9oLxHJtV4QrcGIv4cHR_93KjrXdVK6burqF1h1waeAWIzLUH4IRriGsqgeCK$
Republicans threaten government shutdown to undermine vaccine mandates Rightwingers in House urge Senate colleagues to stand in the way of funding bill unless it meets demands https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/dec/01/republicans-government-shutdown-vaccine-mandates__;!!On18fmf1aQ!h3Eh-FEh9oLxHJtV4QrcGIv4cHR_93KjrXdVK6burqF1h1waeAWIzLUH4IRriBz8jgR4$
Florida has closed its monoclonal antibody sites after the FDA abruptly revoked the drug’s emergency-use authorization. On Tuesday alone, state officials said they canceled at least 2,000 appointments for those scheduled to get the treatment.
Dr. Robert Malone Claims COVID Vaccines Can Permanently Damage Children’s Brains, Hearts, Immune Systems. Dr. Robert Malone, inventor of modern mRNA vaccine technology, issued a stark warning to parents in America and across the world about vaccinating their children for COVID-19 https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://nationalfile.com/dr-robert-malone-claims-covid-vaccines-can-permanently-damage-childrens-brains-hearts-immune-systems/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!h3Eh-FEh9oLxHJtV4QrcGIv4cHR_93KjrXdVK6burqF1h1waeAWIzLUH4IRriPe1PQWZ$
Researchers Say New Strain of Coronavirus Discovered in Ohio.
Researchers in Ohio said Wednesday that they’ve discovered two new variants of the coronavirus that likely originated in the U.S. [Good Grief] https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/13/ohio-researchers-say-theyve-identified-two-new-covid-strains-likely-originating-in-the-us.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!h3Eh-FEh9oLxHJtV4QrcGIv4cHR_93KjrXdVK6burqF1h1waeAWIzLUH4IRriOJ6gAMM$
“Son of omicron” variant worries public health officials amid new wave of COVID-19 infections https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.salon.com/2022/01/26/son-of-omicron-variant-worries-public-health-officials-amid-new-wave-of-19-infections/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!h3Eh-FEh9oLxHJtV4QrcGIv4cHR_93KjrXdVK6burqF1h1waeAWIzLUH4IRriAga_aHx$
‘Stealth’ Meaning Explained As Stealth Omicron BA.2 Variant Found in 26 States https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newsweek.com/stealth-omicron-meaning-explained-ba-2-covid-variant-subvariant-us-cases-1673022__;!!On18fmf1aQ!h3Eh-FEh9oLxHJtV4QrcGIv4cHR_93KjrXdVK6burqF1h1waeAWIzLUH4IRriOBRswaS$
Post-COVID ‘brain fog’ could be result of virus changing patients’
Brain fog, or cognitive dysfunction, is one of the most commonTrusted Source symptoms that health professionals observe in individuals with long COVID, or post-acute COVID-19Trusted Source.
‘Endemic’ Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Does. Omicron may make COVID an endemic disease. But “endemic” and “back to normal” are two very different things.
Free COVID home tests for everyone? Here’s why Medicare, veterans’
insurance are excluded
New internal documents reveal COVID origins downplayed [Video] https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/new-internal-documents-reveal-covid-origins-downplayed/vi-AAT8TXF?ocid=winp1taskbar__;!!On18fmf1aQ!h3Eh-FEh9oLxHJtV4QrcGIv4cHR_93KjrXdVK6burqF1h1waeAWIzLUH4IRriNvfBqev$
# Economy / Finance / Trade
Pandemic Makes U.S.-China Economic Breakup More Likely, U.S. Businesses in China Say https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.wsj.com/articles/pandemic-makes-u-s-china-economic-breakup-more-likely-u-s-businesses-in-china-say-11587113926__;!!On18fmf1aQ!h3Eh-FEh9oLxHJtV4QrcGIv4cHR_93KjrXdVK6burqF1h1waeAWIzLUH4IRriHKMrDei$
# Education / Schools
Four Things Schools Won’t Be Able to Do Under ‘Critical Race Theory’
Laws. Conservatives and liberals are at loggerheads over what critical race theory is, if it’s taught in schools, and whether it should be permanently banned from classroom discussions.
Biden must release a nearly year-old student debt memo and ‘immediately’
cancel up to $50,000 in loans before payments resume, Elizabeth Warren, AOC, and 83 other https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.npr.org/2021/02/18/968324101/debate-over-student-loan-forgiveness-hinges-on-2-numbers-10-000-vs-50-000__;!!On18fmf1aQ!h3Eh-FEh9oLxHJtV4QrcGIv4cHR_93KjrXdVK6burqF1h1waeAWIzLUH4IRriP2KeS8L$
Ex-Professor Claims School ‘Canceled’ Him for Being White. In anonymous tweets, the professor complained about reparations for descendants of slavery and racial bias training.
Navient is forgiving the student debt of 66,000 borrowers. How to know if you’re one of them https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/personalfinance/navient-is-forgiving-the-student-debt-of-66-000-borrowers-how-to-know-if-you-re-one-of-them/ar-AAT23Hn?ocid=winp1taskbar__;!!On18fmf1aQ!h3Eh-FEh9oLxHJtV4QrcGIv4cHR_93KjrXdVK6burqF1h1waeAWIzLUH4IRriM5DqAUX$
# Employment / Labor
GM to invest $7B in 4 facilities across Michigan, creating 4,000 jobs.
GM is betting big on Michigan as part of its EV future from new factory, plant conversions and new supply chain. Here’s why and who wins.
# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical The U.S. is working to avert a potential natural gas energy shortage in Europe if Russia invades.
# Environment / Climate / Global
The great Siberian thaw: Permafrost contains microbes, mammoths, and twice as much carbon as Earth’s atmosphere. What happens when it starts to melt? Methane, carbon dioxide will be released on a huge scale https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/great-siberian-thaw-10083__;!!On18fmf1aQ!h3Eh-FEh9oLxHJtV4QrcGIv4cHR_93KjrXdVK6burqF1h1waeAWIzLUH4IRriMig52-D$
Ocean’s Largest Dead Zones Mapped by MIT Scientists. There are two mysterious zones in the Pacific Ocean where life like this cannot survive.
# General Information / Other News
“It could have easily been a bloodbath:” Capitol Officer Eugene Goodman breaks his silence on the Jan. 6 insurrection. “Kudos to everyone there who showed a measure of restraint with regard to deadly force because it could have been bad. Really, really bad.”
The Oath Keepers sedition case is a major milestone in the Jan. 6 probe.
A trial date has been set for July. Sedition is a rarely brought offense, and focuses on the alleged anti-government motivations of defendants.
Gun-Maker Slammed for ‘Children’s Assault Rifles’ Based on AR-15. “At first glance, this comes across as a grotesque joke,” said one gun control advocate. “On second look, it’s just grotesque.”
# Global Politics and other news
North Korea fires two projectiles in latest weapons test, South’s military says. North Korea has fired two suspected short-range ballistic missiles into the sea in its fourth weapons test this month, South Korea’s military said, as Pyongyang continues a wave of missile launches that have triggered condemnation at the United Nations.
Russia is conducting military drills and has 127,000 troops swarmed along the Ukraine border including in Belarus, and the United States and NATO are prepared to use troops and weapons shipments to defend Ukraine and its neighbors and punish Russia if it invades.
China Backs Russia Against Ukraine, NATO: China has thrown its considerable political weight behind Russia in President Vladimir Putin’s standoff with Ukraine, describing NATO as outdated and calling on the West to consider Moscow’s “legitimate security concerns.”
# Gov / Politics
The United States could send more troops to Eastern Europe in addition to the 8,500 already placed on high alert in response to Russia’s military buildup along its border with Ukraine, chief Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Tuesday.
US says it will refuse all security concessions proposed by Russia. The US will not make any concessions to Russia on potential security guarantees, and the only possible way to make bilateral agreements will be mutual steps to benefit both nations https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/US-Announces-It-Will-Refuse-All-Russian-Proposals-on-Security–20220125-0012.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!h3Eh-FEh9oLxHJtV4QrcGIv4cHR_93KjrXdVK6burqF1h1waeAWIzLUH4IRriBLJ9eEs$
Congress seeks to spend $500 million of taxpayers’ m-ney on Ukraine.
Democrats to fast-track bill giving Kiev more military aid and sanctioning Russia in case of ‘significant escalation’
At Least 29 House Dems Will Not Run for Reelection; Alabama Ordered to Redraw Racist Voting Map https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.democracynow.org/2022/1/26/headlines/at_least_29_house_dems_will_not_run_for_reelection_alabama_ordered_to_redraw_racist_voting_map__;!!On18fmf1aQ!h3Eh-FEh9oLxHJtV4QrcGIv4cHR_93KjrXdVK6burqF1h1waeAWIzLUH4IRriCHHrEjY$
What is SWIFT and why it might be the weapon Russia fears most: Some are calling it the “nuclear option.” As Western governments threaten Russia with a package of unprecedented sanctions aimed at deterring President Vladimir Putin from ordering an invasion of Ukraine, there’s one measure in particular that appears to strike fear at the heart of the Kremlin:
cutting the country off from the global banking system.
He’s Running? Watch Trump Tell His Golf Partners That He Plans to Be the ’47th’ President https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://nypost.com/2022/01/26/trump-declares-himself-the-47th-president-while-playing-golf/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!h3Eh-FEh9oLxHJtV4QrcGIv4cHR_93KjrXdVK6burqF1h1waeAWIzLUH4IRriEuL4SGa$
‘There Is No Military Solution’: Jayapal, Lee Demand Diplomacy on Ukraine. “We call upon our colleagues to allow the administration to find a diplomatic way out of this crisis,” said the progressive Democrats.
No More Backroom Deals, Let the American People See Who Is Willing to Fight for Them. It’s time for lawmakers from both parties to show, with their actions not empty promises, whether or not they are the side of this country’s working people.
# Law Enforcement
Cops Find 100 Bags of Fentanyl at Dead 13-Year-Old’s Home. Investigators looking into how the teen got the drugs say they have a person of interest, but no arrests have been made.
Teen Charged With Murder After 12-Year-Old Girl Overdoses. The girl purchased a “M-30” pill and was filmed crushing and lining it up shortly before she passed out.
# Legal / DOJ
NY cop pleads guilty to violating handcuffed man’s civil rights. If the Court accepts the plea agreement, Officer Matthew Felitto will receive a sentence of probation along with a $7,500 fine.
Breyer finally steps aside. That nominee will almost certainly be Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, 51, who has served as Breyer’s law clerk, a tie that may well have foamed the runway for Breyer’s retirement.
Florida Republicans Push Homophobic Bill Banning Discussion of LGBTQ Issues in Schools https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/2022/01/florida-republicans-advance-bill-banning-discussion-of-lgbtq-people-in-school-under-guise-of-parental-rights/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!h3Eh-FEh9oLxHJtV4QrcGIv4cHR_93KjrXdVK6burqF1h1waeAWIzLUH4IRriLk08f8N$
The lies and dangers of efforts to change sexual orientation: Minors are especially vulnerable, and conversion therapy can lead to depression, anxiety, drug use, homelessness, and suicide.
# Medical / Health Care
The Nursing Home Slumlord Manifesto: In a surreal new lawsuit, New York nursing home owners say they make nearly a billion dollars a year understaffing homes and shortchanging patients.
Bird flu is back in the US. No one knows what comes next. The fast-moving pathogen, which has already invaded Europe, was found in East Coast ducks. The last outbreak that tore through the US killed 50 million birds.
Texas House votes down budget amendment aimed at giving health coverage to more uninsured Texans. The Texas Legislature has declined to pass any broad expansion of state and federal health care coverage for uninsured Texans since the Affordable Care Act of 2010 required states to expand Medicaid, a provision later struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Biden must take on Big Pharma over cancer drug that costs $189,000 per year. “When drug makers like Xtandi’s manufacturer, Astellas Pharma, price gouge sick Americans,” write the authors, “the U.S. government has a responsibility to end the exclusive patents that give them their profits.”
# Military / DOD
NATO Response Force: The NATO Response Force (NRF) is a highly ready and technologically advanced multinational force made up of land, air, maritime and Special Operations Forces (SOF) components that the Alliance can deploy quickly, wherever needed.
US troops on alert for Eastern Europe deployment could be in for long wait if NATO can’t reach consensus https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/content-series/fastthinking/fast-thinking-the-us-bets-big-on-nato-to-deter-russia/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!h3Eh-FEh9oLxHJtV4QrcGIv4cHR_93KjrXdVK6burqF1h1waeAWIzLUH4IRriMoQKc1W$
SF Reports 500 Percent Increase in Anti-Asian Hate Crimes. A single man allegedly targeted more than half of the 60 victims in 2021.
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