Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-02-20

Voices, The Peoples News

February 20, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
‘It’s a powerful feeling’: the Indigenous American tribe helping to bring back buffalo.
The Rosebud Sioux nation in South Dakota aims to build the largest Indigenous owned herd to help food security and restore the land https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.pehalnews.in/its-a-powerful-feeling-the-indigenous-american-tribe-helping-to-bring-back-buffalo/1651982/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!meNc9GpXJ4qVQYTz5p8uglDpScKbMBKRsqKUP67eiLBGbCr_uWdP-CUOVOwMX9BaKTo5$

# Indigenous / Global
# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls Almost half of bald and golden eagles in the United States have lead poisoning. Pollution could hamper population growth. The study surveyed eagles in 38 states, whereas previous work focused on a single region or just a handful of states. “This really solid analysis allows us to look at the eagles’ entire range.”

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical Texas Is the Country’s Clean Energy Leader, Almost in Spite of Itself.
The Lone Star State led the nation in new renewable energy capacity in 2021, and is poised to continue to be the leader.

High gas prices are a bad problem; suspending the gas tax is a bad
solution: The gas tax holiday is nothing more than a short-term gimmick that would benefit the interests of incumbent politicians running for reelection rather than benefit their constituents.

A federal permitting agency will take emissions, environmental justice into account.
FERC announced it would take greenhouse gas emissions and environmental justice concerns into account when it reviews natural gas projects.

# Environment / Climate / Global
Thawing permafrost can expose northerners to cancer-causing gas, study says. Radon is an odorless, tasteless gas that comes from the ground.
Thawing permafrost might be exposing people in northern Canada to higher levels of a naturally-occurring gas that causes lung cancer, says a new study out of the U.K.

Study suggests tropical forests can regenerate naturally, if we let them. A study carried out by scientists in 18 countries found tropical forests to be more resilient than once believed and largely capable of regeneration https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newswise.com/articles/researchers-if-left-alone-tropical-forests-can-recover-on-their-own-surprisingly-fast__;!!On18fmf1aQ!meNc9GpXJ4qVQYTz5p8uglDpScKbMBKRsqKUP67eiLBGbCr_uWdP-CUOVOwMXyR_GAfn$

Serious, salty trouble is brewing under Antarctic glaciers. Alarming new research suggests warm seawater is rushing under the ice, perhaps doubling the rate of melting.

A Florida Chemical Plant Has Fallen Behind in Its Pledge to Cut Emissions of a Potent Greenhouse Gas. Documents show that Ascend Performance Materials, the nation’s largest emitter of nitrous oxide, is still emitting significant amounts of the climate super-pollutant.

As temperatures rise, Antarctica is turning green: The Antarctic is warming and native vascular plants are spreading. But the warming could invite invasive species and disrupt the unique ecosystem. As the islands warm, plant life is spreading.

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Other Many countries received recalled infant formula linked to outbreak; one death under investigation: Recalls are being issued worldwide for powdered infant formula, including Similac, following the announcement of recalls in the United States and Canada. Those recalls include actions in Singapore and New Zealand and are related to an outbreak in the United States that has seen at least four children hospitalized. One death is being investigated https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-warns-consumers-not-use-certain-powdered-infant-formula-produced-abbott-nutritions-facility__;!!On18fmf1aQ!meNc9GpXJ4qVQYTz5p8uglDpScKbMBKRsqKUP67eiLBGbCr_uWdP-CUOVOwMX8ybAKj3$

A California Water Board Assures the Public that Oil Wastewater Is Safe for Irrigation, But Experts Say the Evidence Is Scant. Studies in Kern County, performed by oil industry consultants, cannot answer fundamental safety questions about irrigating crops with “produced water,” the board’s own panel of experts concedes.

# General Information / Other News
Police horses trample demonstrators at Freedom Convoy protest in Ottawa.
Turns out the lasting image of the Freedom Convoy protest at Parliament Hill will not be bouncy castles but that of a woman with a walker being trampled by a police horse.

American truckers plan convoy to DC in protest of COVID-19 mandates. The move comes as Canadian truckers continue to protest COVID mandates in their country https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/us-organizers-plan-convoys-support-canadian-truckers-2022-02-11/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!meNc9GpXJ4qVQYTz5p8uglDpScKbMBKRsqKUP67eiLBGbCr_uWdP-CUOVOwMX_bVdSfw$

United States Truckers’ Support Group Makes Trip to Canadian Border With
Supplies: “Boots-on-the-Ground Support for Canada’s Freedom Fighters”

# Global Politics
Russia expels deputy US ambassador: The US is considering its response after Moscow showed senior diplomat Bart Gorman the door https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.reuters.com/world/russia-expels-uss-second-highest-official-embassy-moscow-us-state-department-2022-02-17/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!meNc9GpXJ4qVQYTz5p8uglDpScKbMBKRsqKUP67eiLBGbCr_uWdP-CUOVOwMX1g8IzY-$

Moscow responds to US ‘intelligence’ on Russian invasion: The Foreign Ministry has previously claimed February 15 will be remembered as the day Western ‘propaganda’ failed https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.rt.com/russia/549743-western-propaganda-media-fail/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!meNc9GpXJ4qVQYTz5p8uglDpScKbMBKRsqKUP67eiLBGbCr_uWdP-CUOVOwMXx6ppOjQ$

Preempting Putin: Washington’s campaign of intelligence disclosures is complicating Moscow’s plans for Ukraine https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2022/02/18/preempting-putin-washingtons-campaign-of-intelligence-disclosures-is-complicating-moscows-plans-for-ukraine/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!meNc9GpXJ4qVQYTz5p8uglDpScKbMBKRsqKUP67eiLBGbCr_uWdP-CUOVOwMXyA7p21Z$

Russian Duma asks Putin to recognize Ukrainian regions as independent:
Russian lawmakers have voted to ask President Vladimir Putin to recognize the self-declared Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics in Ukraine as independent nations.

What does Putin want in Ukraine? After months of military buildup and brinkmanship on Ukraine’s border, Russia is ratcheting up pressure on its ex-Soviet neighbor, threatening to destabilize Europe and draw in the United States.

G-7 countries call on Russia to choose diplomacy, ‘substantively’ reduce troops. The foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G-7) countries on Saturday issued a joint statement urging Russia to choose the path of diplomacy and “substantively withdraw” its troops near the Ukrainian border.

G7 Sees No Sign Of Reduced Russian Activity Near Ukraine https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.rferl.org/a/ukraine-g7-russian-activity/31711734.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!meNc9GpXJ4qVQYTz5p8uglDpScKbMBKRsqKUP67eiLBGbCr_uWdP-CUOVOwMXxXpmYAs$

G7 nations express ‘grave concern’ over military build-up in Ukraine, warn Russia of ‘massive consequences’

Donbas leaders call for troop readiness; U.S. warns Russia moves toward attack https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2022/02/19/Russia-Ukraine-Donbas-troops/8791645278176/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!meNc9GpXJ4qVQYTz5p8uglDpScKbMBKRsqKUP67eiLBGbCr_uWdP-CUOVOwMX68q7Cgb$

# Gov / Politics
Democrats hit 30-year high for House retirements, a bleak benchmark reflecting frustrations with the gridlock on Capitol Hill, the toxicity of relations between the parties and the challenges facing Democrats as they fight to keep their slim majority in the lower chamber.

Joe Biden’s tone-deaf presidency: Biden’s seeming lack of awareness regarding the economic woes Americans are experiencing is bad enough.
But his refusal to chart a different economic course is downright disgraceful.

GOP senator faces challenge on Trump credentials: GOP Sen. John Boozman
(Ark.) voted with former President Trump more than 91 percent of the time and snapped up an early 2022 endorsement and a donation from his PAC.

# Legal / DOJ
Judge Rules Trump Must Face Jan. 6 Civil Suits, Slams Words As ‘Encouragement’ Of Violence. Trump’s actions on the day of the U.S.
Capitol riot are not protected as part of his official duties because they focused on his effort to keep power, the judge ruled.

Judge rules Oath Keepers leader must remain in jail ahead of seditious conspiracy trial. A federal judge on Friday ruled that Stewart Rhodes, the Oath Keepers leader charged with seditious conspiracy over the Jan.
6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, must remain in jail while awaiting trial.

Alleged Epstein Pimp Jean-Luc Brunel Found Hanged in Cell: The Frenchman was accused of procuring underage women for the late financier, who died the same way.

How Trump Said Too Much and Helped New York Investigators. Donald Trump couldn’t help himself, and in his boastful attempts to show that he knows everything, he managed to hand investigators exactly what they needed.

# Medical / Health Care
Sen. Ron Johnson Introduces Bill That Would Block Federal Agencies From Interfering With Doctors’ Right to Treat Patients. The bill is titled the “The Right to Treat Act” and would make it so no federal agency would have the authority to regulate the practice of medicine and that no federal law, rule, regulation, or policy would restrict the distribution of FDA approved drugs or a Right to Try drug.

CDC Admits PCR Tests Were Used to Harvest People’s DNA Without Consent.
Following a worrisome tweet from the CDC, another widely criticized so-called “conspiracy theory” has become reality: Covid-19 PCR tests have been forwarded to laboratories for mapping “genomic sequencing”
without consent.

In 2020, Kendra Riley and her husband Dave changed lives Search, Not one, but two of his three daughters were diagnosed with an incredibly rare and fatal disease called metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD). MLD is a highly progressive and rare brain disease. The disease usually results in death by the age of six, But not before a long and terrible erosion of physical and mental abilities.

# Technology
Sustainable Future – Digital technology – Unlocking Future 1. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning 2. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) 3. Edge Computing 4. Quantum Computing 5. Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.simplilearn.com/top-technology-trends-and-jobs-article__;!!On18fmf1aQ!meNc9GpXJ4qVQYTz5p8uglDpScKbMBKRsqKUP67eiLBGbCr_uWdP-CUOVOwMXxsNUZHG$

# UFO’s
2022 could be a turning point in the study of UFOs: Interest in UFOs continues to grow, both among scientists and government officials. In 2021, there was an upsurge in peculiar sightings reported, thanks to people with smartphones or other video gear that captured these strange glimmers in the sky.

Disclosure or deception? New UFO Pentagon office divides believers: The U.S. government hasn’t comprehensively studied UFOs in decades — but not all ufologists are excited about a new Pentagon investigative office.

UFOs… whether you’re a believer or a skeptic, there is actually a mounting body of evidence regarding the UFO phenomenon that can no longer be ignored. If you look past all of the alien horror films, the fake blurry UFO videos, and the Ancient Aliens memes, you’d be surprised at how many former high ranking government officials, scientists, and military contractors believe that UFOs should be taken more seriously.

# Water
California Has Begun Managing Groundwater Under a New Law. Experts Aren’t Sure It’s Working. The amount of water pumped from underground vastly exceeds what nature can replenish. And conservation has been a tough sell, especially amid worsening droughts.

A new coalition demands end to new Colorado River diversions: ‘Damn the status quo’: At Hoover Dam, a coalition calls for stopping plans for new diversions of water from the depleted Colorado River. The last few months have seen the river’s reservoirs reach historic lows.

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