Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-03-01

Namanyere Voices, The Peoples News

Mora March 1, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Indigenous
Supreme Court takes up battle over adoption of Native American children.
The justices will review lower court decisions that declared several key parts of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 unconstitutional.

# Covid / Pandemics
Executive-level FDA official recorded on hidden camera saying annual COVID shots expected: “The drug companies, the food companies, the vaccine companies, they pay us hundreds of millions of dollars a year to hire and keep the reviewers to approve their products. If they can get every person required at an annual vaccine, that is a recurring return of money going into their company,” Cole added, in reference to pharmaceutical manufacturers https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.nationandstate.com/2022/02/28/executive-level-fda-official-recorded-on-hidden-camera-saying-annual-covid-shots-expected/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mCxq7N_ipntksvYCbsdZRrQJXlMn7AN-DfiQ8SHj4hCz3tKikYdv0ZeNZM2fYnQcq60f$

Pfizer revenue and profits soar on its Covid vaccine business: Pfizer reported that earnings and sales more than doubled in the past quarter, and it raised its outlook for results the full year, thanks greatly to its Covid-19 vaccine. The company reported adjusted earnings of $7.7 billion, up 133% from a year earlier. Revenue soared to $24.1 billion, up 134%.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical In a biodiversity haven, mining drives highest ever recorded levels of mercury. Years of artisanal mining along the Madre de Dios River and its tributaries have left their marks, both seen and unseen.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals / Global All bets are off if Vladimir Putin weaponizes oil. Russia faces the specter of a full-blown financial meltdown. Punishing sanctions leveled by the West have sent the ruble crashing to record lows, shuttered Moscow’s stock market and made Russian assets toxic on the world stage.

Russia said it’s pushing ahead with building a massive natural gas pipeline to China as Western sanctions rock its economy. The proposed pipeline would deliver up to 1.77 trillion cubic feet of Russian gas to China via Mongolia each year https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.ampgoo.com/russia-said-it-s-pushing-ahead-with-building-a-massive-natural-gas-pipeline-to-china-as-western-sanctions-rock-its-economy__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mCxq7N_ipntksvYCbsdZRrQJXlMn7AN-DfiQ8SHj4hCz3tKikYdv0ZeNZM2fYnM6s0ZP$

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure These climate scientists are fed up and ready to go on strike. Evidence on global warming is piling up. Nations aren’t acting. Some researchers are asking what difference more reports will make.

Under the new approach, the EPA recently banned certain pesticides in more than 100 U.S. counties.

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Other Prosecutors silence evidence of cruel factory farm practices in animal rights cases: The activists face charges of burglary and theft for removing two suffering piglets from a hog farm in 2017. They could be sentenced to more than a decade in prison. The Utah attorney general is seeking to exclude all evidence and testimony relating to the torturous treatment of animals.

# Food Recalls / Alerts
Cronobacter, Salmonella Symptoms Explained As Baby Formula Linked to Second Death. An infant is reported to have died after being infected with the bacteria Cronobacter sakazakii following the consumption of baby formula product Similac PM 60/40 by Abbott Nutrition.

# Foodie Tips, Tricks and How To’s
Foods You Should Avoid Putting In The Microwave https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.eatthis.com/never-microwave-these-foods-news/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mCxq7N_ipntksvYCbsdZRrQJXlMn7AN-DfiQ8SHj4hCz3tKikYdv0ZeNZM2fYtvJkNIC$

# General Information / Other News
Trump is not confused about his bromance with Putin https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.rawstory.com/trump-is-not-confused-about-his-bromance-with-putin/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mCxq7N_ipntksvYCbsdZRrQJXlMn7AN-DfiQ8SHj4hCz3tKikYdv0ZeNZM2fYmYiv43d$

# Global Politics
‘Putin might do the unthinkable’: Former intelligence chief warns that the conflict in Ukraine has increased the risk of nuclear war. Putin shattered the complacency of any Westerners who believed they were a safe distance from the battlefield. He ordered Russian nuclear forces to shift to a higher state of alert he called “special combat readiness.”
Now he was ordering his military to ratchet up the force posture on Russia’s arsenal of 6,000 nuclear warheads, a small but significant step toward initiating a global thermonuclear war.

The Kremlin ordered 400 Russian mercenaries in Kyiv to hunt and kill Ukraine’s president, report says https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.businessinsider.com/russia-orders-mercenaries-assassinate-ukraine-president-report-2022-2__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mCxq7N_ipntksvYCbsdZRrQJXlMn7AN-DfiQ8SHj4hCz3tKikYdv0ZeNZM2fYkjDHBEC$

The International Criminal Court is investigating Russia for possible war crimes in its invasion of Ukraine. Karim Khan says that although Ukraine isn’t a member of the ICC, it has awarded jurisdiction to the court https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/feb/28/ukraine-russia-belarus-war-crimes-investigation-the-hague__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mCxq7N_ipntksvYCbsdZRrQJXlMn7AN-DfiQ8SHj4hCz3tKikYdv0ZeNZM2fYkAF-7B1$

UN Diplomats Walk Out as Russian Foreign Minister Addresses Human Rights Council To protest Moscow’s war on Ukraine, roughly 100 diplomats from countries around the globe left the conference hall.

Belarusian President Rolls Out Invasion Map on TV. Alexander Lukashenko had previously denied his country would aid Russia’s invasion.

# Gov / Politics
How the U.S. started a cold war with Russia and left Ukraine to fight it. The United States and Russia must also finally assume the responsibility that comes with stockpiling over 90% of the world’s nuclear weapons, and agree on a plan to start dismantling them, in compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and the new UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW).

White House denies executive privilege for former Trump advisors https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.usnews.com/news/top-news/articles/2022-02-28/white-house-denies-executive-privilege-for-former-trump-advisors__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mCxq7N_ipntksvYCbsdZRrQJXlMn7AN-DfiQ8SHj4hCz3tKikYdv0ZeNZM2fYlykbIEu$

House Approves Bill Making Lynching a Federal Hate Crime: Rep. Bobby L.
Rush, who introduced the bill, said passage of the Emmet Till Antilynching Act marked “a day of enormous consequence for our nation.”

The calls for book burning

In or out of power, with no positive agenda in sight, today’s rightwing flunks at governance: Still undetermined: the degree to which this Cult Leader will sabotage his own hijacked party’s chances in the mid-term.

How Marjorie Taylor Greene and Nick Fuentes Are Easing White Power into the GOP Mainstream: The America First Political Action Conference featured brazen and open rhetoric.

# Law Enforcement
Authorities Brace for Trouble as Trucker Convoy Heads to Capitol https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uleHcraI6dI__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mCxq7N_ipntksvYCbsdZRrQJXlMn7AN-DfiQ8SHj4hCz3tKikYdv0ZeNZM2fYmAeZyIM$

Police Need Training in ‘Less Lethal’ Tools to Deal with Protests: The recommendations include improving training, avoiding mass arrests, improving communication both internally within police forces and to the community during demonstrations and conducting robust reviews after large-scale protests.

Prison Healthcare ‘Lacks Uniform Standards’: Prison Health Care Spending Varies Dramatically by State. Why such a discrepancy, and what does it indicate?

Suit: Texas Family Already Being Probed in Anti-Trans Order: An ACLU lawsuit says a Texas couple is being investigated for helping their trans child receive gender-affirming health care.

# Media
UPS and FedEx Are Banning These Deliveries, Effective Immediately. UPS an FedEx are stopping all deliveries and shipments to Russia.

# Medical / Health Care
Next big health crisis: 15M people could lose Medicaid when pandemic ends. State audits could lead to as many as 15 million people, including
6 million children, losing their health insurance, according to one analysis.

# Military / DOD
Over the 68 years since the original 12 countries signed the North Atlantic Treaty, an additional 16 countries have become members in the international agreement. Turkey and Greece were the first additional countries to join in 1952, followed by then-West Germany in 1955.
Albania and Croatia are the most recent two countries to join NATO, becoming members in 2009.

# Military / Global
Turkey to restrict transit of russian warships through straits. Ankara says it is implementing a 1936 pact on naval passage between Mediterranean and Black Sea during war times.

Ukraine and Russia Fail to Agree on Cease-Fire, as Moscow Shelling Kills Civilians. Negotiators make some progress and return to their capitals with plans to meet again in coming days, Russian reinforcements stream in and Ukraine holds Kyiv https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.wsj.com/articles/kyiv-and-moscow-hold-talks-as-ukrainian-troops-repel-russian-attacks-11646046458__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mCxq7N_ipntksvYCbsdZRrQJXlMn7AN-DfiQ8SHj4hCz3tKikYdv0ZeNZM2fYnJuPe4p$

As the war in Ukraine continues, thousands of anti-tank missiles are on their way to the war-torn country from NATO member states and other countries to repel invading Russian military hardware and forces.

Europe Is Re-arming, and Its Defense Firms Stand to Profit. Germany will inject 100b euros into a fund to modernise its army, says Chancellor Olaf Scholz https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/government-economy/europe-is-re-arming-and-its-defence-firms-stand-to-profit__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mCxq7N_ipntksvYCbsdZRrQJXlMn7AN-DfiQ8SHj4hCz3tKikYdv0ZeNZM2fYoDIlIpY$

Russia beefs up assaults in key cities, raising fears of more civilian deaths https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.pehalnews.in/russia-beefs-up-assaults-in-key-cities-raising-fears-of-more-civilian-deaths/1685844/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mCxq7N_ipntksvYCbsdZRrQJXlMn7AN-DfiQ8SHj4hCz3tKikYdv0ZeNZM2fYtJW3hRB$

Russian Missile Strikes Main Square of Ukraine’s Second-Largest City.
“Nightmare” attack on Kharkiv signals intensification of Russian invasion.

Ukrainian Official Says Belarus Has Joined the War, as Russia Pummels Kharkiv https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/belarusian-troops-have-crossed-border-to-join-putins-invasion-ukraine-says__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mCxq7N_ipntksvYCbsdZRrQJXlMn7AN-DfiQ8SHj4hCz3tKikYdv0ZeNZM2fYsHpgznU$

Russian forces escalate attacks on Ukraine’s civilian areas. Russian forces escalated their attacks on crowded urban areas Tuesday, bombarding the central square in Ukraine’s second-biggest city and Kyiv’s main TV tower in what the country’s president called a blatant campaign of terror.

Russia Holds Drills With Nuclear Submarines Amid Attack on Ukraine: The military exercises, which also include land-based missile systems, come just two days after Putin put the nation’s nuclear forces on “special alert.”

# Nuclear
What are thermobaric weapons and how do they work? The ‘vacuum bomb’, which Ukraine says the Russians have used in the invasion, ignites a fireball that sucks in all surrounding oxygen https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/mar/01/what-are-thermobaric-weapons-and-how-do-they-work__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mCxq7N_ipntksvYCbsdZRrQJXlMn7AN-DfiQ8SHj4hCz3tKikYdv0ZeNZM2fYrkyJruu$

What is the first law of thermodynamics? The first law of thermodynamics states that energy cannot be created or destroyed, but it can be transferred. A hot gas, when confined in a chamber, exerts pressure on a piston, causing it to move downward. The movement can be harnessed to do work equal to the total force applied to the top of the piston times the distance that the piston moves.

# Security
F.B.I. Secretly Bought Israeli Spyware and Explored Hacking U.S. Phones:
In a deal never reported, the F.B.I. bought the spyware in 2019. It also spent two years discussing whether to deploy a newer product, called Phantom, inside the United States.

# Space
Despite Ukraine invasion, NASA continues its space station partnership with Russia. NASA said it is continuing its normal spaceflight operations in partnership with Roscosmos “for ongoing safe operations.”
It said that “no changes are planned on the agency’s support for ongoing in orbit and ground station operations.”

NASA is exploring ways to keep the International Space Station in orbit without Russian help, but doesn’t see any immediate signs Moscow is withdrawing from the collaboration following the invasion of Ukraine, a senior official said Monday.

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