Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-02-13

Voices, The Peoples News

February 13, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous / Global
# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls Seals are dying along South Africa’s west coast. What’s killing them remains a mystery. “In all the years that I’ve been doing this I’ve never in my life seen so many starving animals,” said Krynauw, who runs the Hout Bay Seal Rescue Centre. “I have no words to describe what we’re seeing at the moment.”

# Covid / Pandemics
An ‘endemic’ COVID doesn’t mean we stop fighting: Certainly SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, will eventually become endemic. But suddenly claiming the virus is endemic, without a serious campaign to encourage worldwide vaccination and mitigation, is asking us to accept — or forget — inadequate public health policies, misuse of COVID relief funds, and the staggering morbidity and mortality that this virus has wrought.

The impact of Covid-19 on young people with mental health needs. Read our reports on the impact of coronavirus on the mental health of young people. A recent poll conducted by UNICEF shows that the COVID-19 crisis is having a significant impact on the mental health of adolescents and young people in Latin America and the Caribbean https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.unicef.org/lac/en/impact-covid-19-mental-health-adolescents-and-youth__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nC6Uimly4cmGotkipjE1FzZLF2pJxOQv5mV6l0grdtuP8-lFiWjK5qAvKHyKhzpxDnHB$

Omicron is creating new havoc in our criminal justice system. Vaccine mandate feud intensifies as staff infections increased 212% in January with only 69% of prison workers fully vaccinated https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jan/11/omicron-covid-california-prisons-staff-cases-surge-us__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nC6Uimly4cmGotkipjE1FzZLF2pJxOQv5mV6l0grdtuP8-lFiWjK5qAvKHyKhy7Mmd0R$

‘The risk was everywhere’: New heart research shows long-term health effects of Covid “Research shows that COVID-19 can cause heart and vascular damage …
risk for complications – including prolonged hospitalization and death https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://newsroom.heart.org/news/heart-disease-likely-to-remain__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nC6Uimly4cmGotkipjE1FzZLF2pJxOQv5mV6l0grdtuP8-lFiWjK5qAvKHyKh49mruzC$

Study finds coronavirus can mutate inside infected person’s body: Study finds coronavirus can mutate inside infected person’s body https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.jpost.com/health-and-wellness/coronavirus/article-695753__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nC6Uimly4cmGotkipjE1FzZLF2pJxOQv5mV6l0grdtuP8-lFiWjK5qAvKHyKh3fgnNfB$

Woman Died of Allergic Reaction to Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, Autopsy Confirms https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.kshb.com/news/coronavirus/autopsy-confirms-kansas-woman-died-of-allergic-reaction-to-covid-19-vaccine__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nC6Uimly4cmGotkipjE1FzZLF2pJxOQv5mV6l0grdtuP8-lFiWjK5qAvKHyKh3PgaOuP$

# Economy / Finance / Trade
Inflation Crisis Is Being Resolved on Backs of Workers. It Doesn’t Have to Be. Workers must unite to demand wage and benefit increases, and price freezes on vital goods and necessities.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical States Are Considering Laws That Penalize Banks for Fossil Fuel Divestment. The American Legislative Exchange Council is driving a surge in state laws modeled on anti-BDS legislation.

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Other Reusable plastic bottles release hundreds of chemicals. Researchers in the College of Copenhagen have discovered a number of completely different chemical substances in faucet water saved in reusable plastic bottles.

A California Water Board Assures the Public that Oil Wastewater Is Safe for Irrigation, But Experts Say the Evidence Is Scant https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://insideclimatenews.org/news/06022022/a-california-water-board-assures-the-public-that-oil-wastewater-is-safe-for-irrigation-but-experts-say-the-evidence-is-scant/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nC6Uimly4cmGotkipjE1FzZLF2pJxOQv5mV6l0grdtuP8-lFiWjK5qAvKHyKhxWLU39p$

# Food Recalls / Alerts
Study shows Mycobacterium bovis risk from raw milk: Prevalence of Mycobacterium bovis in milk on dairy cattle farms: An international systematic literature review and meta-analysis https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1472979222000038__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nC6Uimly4cmGotkipjE1FzZLF2pJxOQv5mV6l0grdtuP8-lFiWjK5qAvKHyKhyQdOTf5$

Quesos La Ricura Ltd. is recalling nearly 2,500 units of  Mi Ranchito Fresh Cheese with Hot Peppers because of elevated levels of coliform.
The recalled product was distributed in Massachusetts, Colorado, Louisiana, Texas, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, Iowa, New York, Connecticut and New Jersey.

A few days ago, we warned you about the El Chavito candy recall after the manufacturer discovered potential lead contamination. It turns out that’s not the only candy recall that involves a lead poisoning risk.
Other companies issued similar recalls for the same type of candy: dried salted plums. If you own any of the recalled candies from El Super Leon Ponchin Snacks, La Fiesta Food Products, or Rojas, you should stop eating them right now.

# General Recalls / Alerts
Urgent children’s clothing recall: Parents need to read this right away.  The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published three children’s clothing recalls for various types of nightwear. The different clothing items fail to meet the US flammability standards.
Therefore, they pose a risk of burn injury to children.

# General Information / Other News
Bridge Still Closed After ‘Freedom Convoy’ Trucks Removed. It’s now a standoff between a few dozen protesters on foot and cops.

Blockbuster Kirby Sommers: Donald Trump and One of Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘Girls’ – A Special Report: The Ghislaine Maxwell case and subsequent trial was part of an on-going cover up in the child and human sex trafficking ring https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.veteranstoday.com/2022/02/11/blockbuster-kirby-sommers-donald-trump-and-one-of-jeffrey-epsteins-girls-a-special-report/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nC6Uimly4cmGotkipjE1FzZLF2pJxOQv5mV6l0grdtuP8-lFiWjK5qAvKHyKh839959I$

The Republican Embrace of Trumpian Fascism Is Complete and Now Must Be Defeated. The question is no longer whether Trump and the MAGA movement are fascist, but where they are taking the country.

Police have started moving in to clear out protestors blocking a major Canada-US bridge for five days over COVID-19 vaccine mandates https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.businessinsider.com/freedom-convoy-truckers-police-clear-out-canada-us-bridge-protestors-2022-2__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nC6Uimly4cmGotkipjE1FzZLF2pJxOQv5mV6l0grdtuP8-lFiWjK5qAvKHyKh9E-eS0I$

Police in Canada, France Deploy Snipers, Tear Gas Against ‘Freedom Convoys’

Trump Ripped Up So Many Docs Aides Knew His Shredding Style. The ex-president was also allegedly prone to flushing documents down White House toilets, often clogging them.

Meet the guys who tape Trump’s papers back together. The president’s unofficial ‘filing system’ involves tearing up documents into pieces, even when they’re supposed to be preserved.

# Global Politics
Can the two Koreas find common ground on halting deforestation? Seoul hopes collaboration with Pyongyang on environmental issues will help open doors for dialogue and save the Peninsula’s forests.

Why Russia is bolstering ties with North Korea: Angry with the West’s response over Ukraine and eager to diversify its options, Russia is cosying up to North Korea. For Pyongyang, the timing couldn’t be better, https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/04/russia-bolster-ties-north-korea__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nC6Uimly4cmGotkipjE1FzZLF2pJxOQv5mV6l0grdtuP8-lFiWjK5qAvKHyKh8xWs9TQ$

North Korea comes to Russia’s defense over Ukraine conflict. The North Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday published an unsigned online column criticizing the U.S. role in heightened tensions in Ukraine.

Russian Official Denounces ‘Peak Hysteria’ Following Putin-Biden Call Over Ukraine “We don’t understand why false information about our intentions is being passed to the media,” said Yury Ukshakov, a top foreign policy advisor to the Russian president.

Russia assembles unprecedented grouping of warships in the Black Sea.

Russian Navy Amphibious Group Enters Black Sea as Warships Mass in the Mediterranean https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://news.usni.org/2022/02/08/six-ship-russian-navy-amphibious-group-attack-sub-approach-black-sea-as-warships-mass-in-the-mediterranean__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nC6Uimly4cmGotkipjE1FzZLF2pJxOQv5mV6l0grdtuP8-lFiWjK5qAvKHyKhxeb3nfS$

Russia Menaces And Ukrainians Heed Calls For Civil-Defense Training.
There’s Just One Thing. “We’re in a war situation now…. We have to know how to act if Russia attacks,” said Anna Kuksa, a student at a Kyiv medical college.

# Gov / Politics
McConnell-McCarthy split heading into November: McConnell and McCarthy have different political considerations – namely the political makeup of their conferences and how they deal with former President Trump – even as they work to accomplish a shared goal: winning back the majority in November.

Rep. Ilhan Omar Slams Biden Plan to Seize Afghan Assets to Give to 9/11 Victims The congresswoman noted “there wasn’t a single Afghan among the [9/11] hijackers.”

Afghan Central Bank Calls US Theft of $7 Billion ‘Injustice to People of Afghanistan’
“The real owners of these reserves are people of Afghanistan,” the bank declared in response to the seizure of over $7 billion by the U.S.

Supreme Court Ruling on Alabama Voting Map Has Voting Rights Advocates Worried The court’s ruling likely sends a message to states that they can pass whatever maps they want before the 2022 midterms.

Trump Has ‘Hijacked’ GOP, Is ‘Unfit for Office,’ Says Republican Lawmaker https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newsweek.com/trump-has-hijacked-gop-unfit-office-says-republican-lawmaker-1678714__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nC6Uimly4cmGotkipjE1FzZLF2pJxOQv5mV6l0grdtuP8-lFiWjK5qAvKHyKh4CkDXfr$

White House uses GOP’s own rhetoric to rebut Supreme Court criticisms https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/593779-white-house-uses-gops-own-rhetoric-to-rebut-supreme-court-criticisms__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nC6Uimly4cmGotkipjE1FzZLF2pJxOQv5mV6l0grdtuP8-lFiWjK5qAvKHyKh5XPE872$

The Supreme Court’s ruling this week to allow Alabama to move forward with redistricting maps that underrepresent Black voters is worrying advocates who say it may be a preview of the conservative majority’s threat to protections against racial gerrymandering and other discriminatory elections practices.

Democrats in a fury as Trump docs revive trauma of Clinton emails:
Accusations that former President Trump improperly took government documents are stirring outrage among Democrats and resurfacing years-old political trauma stemming from the GOP’s attacks on Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.

House races where redistricting is pitting Democrats against one another. Redistricting is pitting a number of Democratic incumbents against one another in what will likely be a handful of competitive and grueling House primaries.

US says diplomacy still open to end Ukraine standoff with Russia. The United States said the diplomatic path remained open to end a standoff with Moscow over Ukraine but said the risk of Russian military action was high enough to warrant pulling U.S. embassy staff out of Kyiv.

US says no breakthrough in ‘frank and forthright’ talks with Russia over Ukraine border crisis https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/10/politics/us-russia-ukraine-meetings-geneva-intl/index.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nC6Uimly4cmGotkipjE1FzZLF2pJxOQv5mV6l0grdtuP8-lFiWjK5qAvKHyKh02vjmzI$

# Law Enforcement
Video shows deputy emptying gun, shooting suspect after he collapsed.
Edward wasn’t a threat to any deputy. He needed help, but instead, the deputies escalated the situation and killed him.”

A deputy fatally shot a Black homeless man during a jaywalking stop. He won’t face charges. The deputy believed that Kurt Reinhold was reaching for his partner’s gun during a Sept. 23, 2020, struggle and posed a danger to the deputies and other people nearby, according to a review by the county district attorney’s office.

‘Make Murder Legal Act’: Prosecutors oppose proposed change in Missouri self-defense law: ‘Make Murder Legal Act’: Prosecutors oppose proposed change in Missouri self-defense law. Missouri state Sen. Eric Burlison backs the bill that presumes ‘reasonableness’ in self-defense. Under current law, the burden of proof is on the defendant to show actions were reasonable. Supporters say the bill fixes a weakness.

# Legal / DOJ
DoJ is giving Trump special treatment on felony possesion of secret documents. Why?

Lawyers say Black FedEx driver was chased and shot at in Mississippi, drawing comparisons to Ahmaud Arbery’s murder https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/feb/11/dmonterrio-gibson-black-fedex-driver-shot-white-men-ahmaud-arbery__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nC6Uimly4cmGotkipjE1FzZLF2pJxOQv5mV6l0grdtuP8-lFiWjK5qAvKHyKh9UfKEHD$

The US supreme court is letting racist discrimination run wild in the election system. The US supreme court, in a 5-4 decision, used the ruse that it was too close to an election – three months away – to scrap a racially discriminatory, Republican-drawn legislative map in Alabama.

First Black federal judge in Alabama asks Biden not to nominate Ketanji Brown Jackson to Supreme Court. The first Black federal judge in Alabama spoke out against one of President Biden’s potential Supreme Court picks in a letter addressed to the commander in chief https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.businessinsider.com/black-judge-clemon-biden-letter-dismissing-ketanji-brown-jackson-nomination-2022-2__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nC6Uimly4cmGotkipjE1FzZLF2pJxOQv5mV6l0grdtuP8-lFiWjK5qAvKHyKh3brkObv$

# Media
‘Nothing More Grotesque Than a Media Pushing for War,’ Says Edward Snowden The Intercept’s Jeremy Scahill similarly notes that “the talking heads on cable news are almost drooling over the prospect of a ratings-boosting war.”

The Outrageous Story About the Postal Service Too Many Know Nothing About Following a 16-year bet Republicans laid down in 2006 to block Postal EVs, DeJoy just told Biden to go screw himself: he’s going to buy fossil-fuel vehicles for 90% of the fleet instead of electric.

# Medical Alternatives / Herbology
THC is the active ingredient of cannabis, and it’s become more popular for medical and recreational use in recent years. Differences in form and chemical makeup produce different effects in users, ranging from the calming effects of CBD to the euphoric effects of marijuana, also known as delta-9 THC. Somewhere between these two cannabis products is one relatively new to market: delta-8 THC. What is delta-8, and is it safe to consume?

# Military / DOD
Presumption of Innocence: Does it Still Apply in the Military Justice System and How Can you Protect Yourself Against Allegations of Misconduct? Due to the uniquely coercive factors present in the military, many times, those who are accused of misconduct feel pressured to speak up to give their side of the story.

# Military / Global
ALL OUT WAR Ukraine’s Neo-Nazi militia preparing to ‘fight to the death’
in Russia war with guerrilla forces & ‘Mad Max’ tanks. Neo-Nazi militias (Azov Battalion) in Ukraine are preparing for all-out war with Russia and pledging to fight to the death, as they arm themselves for the fight against Vladimir Putin’s forces https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.the-sun.com/news/4544729/neo-nazis-russia-ukraine-war-mad-max/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nC6Uimly4cmGotkipjE1FzZLF2pJxOQv5mV6l0grdtuP8-lFiWjK5qAvKHyKhzbocbvo$

# Space
Moon-crashing SpaceX rocket will create new crater – here’s what we should worry about. It’s not often that the sudden appearance of a new impact crater on the moon can be predicted, but it’s going to happen on March 4, when a derelict SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will crash into it.

# Technology
Password stealing malware posed as a Windows 11 download: Installer targets passwords, credit card and crypto wallet. Be careful before you download from an untrusted source. RedLine is not especially sophisticated malware but can steal passwords and sold as an online service for $150 a month to people who want to steal cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin or Ethereum.

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