Voices, The Peoples News
March 24, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate
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# Border / Immigration
Biden will welcome 100,000 of the 3.6M Ukrainian refugees fleeing Putin’s war https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://timesnewsnetwork.com/news/entertainment/biden-will-welcome-100000-of-the-3-6m-ukrainian-refugees-fleeing-putins-war/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mZW8w8p6MC8mpCR7I2LZNKFm5FfkjbdLKab5OHTa_kXhSMXr_GFjiuSdrutQ4ArbrGpC$
# Covid / Pandemics
What do we mean by ‘COVID-19 changes your brain’? The events of our lives are reflected in the size, shape and behavior of our constantly changing brains. The effects of COVID-19 changes aren’t clear.
# Economy / Finance / Trade
‘Jaw-dropping’: Wall Street bonuses have soared 1,743% since 1985. A new analysis finds that if the federal minimum wage had increased at the same rate, it would currently be $61.75 an hour.
# Education / Schools
Minnesota Schools in Turmoil Over ‘Horrifying’ Snapchats Calling for Bombing of Native Students https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/vile-snapchats-against-native-students-roil-minnesota-cloquet-esko-high-schools__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mZW8w8p6MC8mpCR7I2LZNKFm5FfkjbdLKab5OHTa_kXhSMXr_GFjiuSdrutQ4HeUzf6p$
How the way we’re taught to round numbers in school falls short: A rounding technique taught in school doesn’t work well for machine learning or quantum computing, but an alternative approach does, researchers say.
North Texas superintendent orders books removed from schools, targeting titles about transgender people: The Granbury superintendent’s comments, made on a leaked recording, raise constitutional concerns, legal experts said.
Book bans are soaring in schools across the country, with dozens of school districts in at least eight states, including Texas, threatening to ban hundreds of titles. Librarians are fighting back and scrambling to protect children’s freedom to read.
# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical “Gas Stations Will Run Dry”: Catastrophic Scenario For Diesel Emerging According To World’s Biggest Energy Traders. “The diesel market is extremely tight. It’s going to get tighter and will probably lead into stock outs.”
While Texas’ top oil and gas regulators were deciding whether to permit a disputed oil waste disposal site, their campaigns raised tens of thousands of dollars from donors tied to the case. Texas Railroad Commissioners who heard the case accepted nearly $250,000 in campaign contributions from donors involved in the matter.
# Global Politics
As Ukraine Invasion Stalls, Putin Looks to Cyber for Revenge Attack on U.S.
Insiders Warn Notorious Foreign Rebels Will Join Putin’s War. Dozens of ex-rebels in a group that has been accused of rape and torture in the Central African Republic are being trained to fight in Ukraine https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/central-african-republic-officials-warn-notorious-union-for-peace-rebels-to-join-putins-war-in-ukraine__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mZW8w8p6MC8mpCR7I2LZNKFm5FfkjbdLKab5OHTa_kXhSMXr_GFjiuSdrutQ4BncYhBo$
# Gov / Politics
Western leaders meeting in Brussels on Thursday will agree to strengthen their forces in Eastern Europe and increase military aid to Ukraine as the Russian assault on its neighbour entered its second month.
Four weeks into Ukraine invasion, evidence points to Russian war crimes, US says Biden administration cites attacks on hospitals as NATO leaders prepare to increase pressure on Moscow https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-accuses-russia-ofwar-crimes-in-ukraine-11648059164?mod=e2tw__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mZW8w8p6MC8mpCR7I2LZNKFm5FfkjbdLKab5OHTa_kXhSMXr_GFjiuSdrutQ4GWBgyWd$
Ketanji Brown Jackson Hearings Put Democrat Crime Record in GOP Crosshairs https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newsweek.com/ketanji-brown-jackson-hearings-put-democrat-crime-record-gop-crosshairs-1689839__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mZW8w8p6MC8mpCR7I2LZNKFm5FfkjbdLKab5OHTa_kXhSMXr_GFjiuSdrutQ4E_g0ZZN$
Mitch McConnell Downplays Cawthorn, Greene as ‘a Few Lonely Voices’ in GOP https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newsweek.com/mitch-mcconnell-downplays-cawthorn-greene-few-lonely-voices-gop-1689829__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mZW8w8p6MC8mpCR7I2LZNKFm5FfkjbdLKab5OHTa_kXhSMXr_GFjiuSdrutQ4HVoFTEv$
Democrats seek SEC action on foreign influence in elections: The Securities and Exchange Commission should adopt regulations to identify foreign-owned companies that spend corporate funds to influence elections https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://rollcall.com/2022/03/24/democrats-seek-sec-action-on-foreign-influence-in-elections/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mZW8w8p6MC8mpCR7I2LZNKFm5FfkjbdLKab5OHTa_kXhSMXr_GFjiuSdrutQ4Io2ldvv$
In “Unprecedented” Move, SCOTUS Throws Out Wisconsin Maps That Gave More Power to Black Voters https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2022/03/supreme-court-voting-rights-shredder-wisconsin.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mZW8w8p6MC8mpCR7I2LZNKFm5FfkjbdLKab5OHTa_kXhSMXr_GFjiuSdrutQ4FD6z6Yo$
From Moscow to Washington, the barbarism and hypocrisy don’t justify each other Our real enemy is war.
DOJ files voting rights lawsuit against Galveston County, Tx, challenging redistricting plan https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://abc13.com/justice-department-files-lawsuit-galveston-county-redistricting-allegations/11678117/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mZW8w8p6MC8mpCR7I2LZNKFm5FfkjbdLKab5OHTa_kXhSMXr_GFjiuSdrutQ4DnNtXls$
Russian oligarch made political contributions to Sen. Schumer and the oligarch’s associates spent millions on U.S. influence https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2022/03/russian-oligarch-made-political-contributions-to-sen-schumer-and-the-oligarchs-associates-spent-millions-on-u-s-influence/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mZW8w8p6MC8mpCR7I2LZNKFm5FfkjbdLKab5OHTa_kXhSMXr_GFjiuSdrutQ4IdcXZFi$
Arizona Senate Approves GOP Bill That Could Spur U.S.’s “Most Extreme Voter Purge”: The bill targets voters born outside the United States for investigation.
# Law Enforcement
Driver dies after her arm is ripped off in horror carjacking: The 73-year-old got her arm and clothing stuck in the seatbelt, which led to both getting ripped off as the attackers continued to drive off for nearly an entire city block while she dragged behind https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/driver-dies-after-her-arm-is-ripped-off-in-horror-carjacking/ar-AAVpF53?ocid=winp1taskbar__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mZW8w8p6MC8mpCR7I2LZNKFm5FfkjbdLKab5OHTa_kXhSMXr_GFjiuSdrutQ4GNbKSNj$
Almost 30 years ago, a baby was found in the woods. Does the mother now belong in prison? For 26 years, she carried a dark secret about a young pregnancy. Now genetic genealogy has turned her life upside down.
# Legal / DOJ
New York Prosecutor Says He Resigned Over Failure to Charge Trump, Who Is ‘Guilty of Multiple Felony Violations.’ “The team that has been investigating Mr. Trump harbors no doubt about whether he committed crimes — he did,” Mark Pomeranz wrote in February https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/trump-guilty-numerous-felonies-former-manhattan-prosecutor-1326096/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mZW8w8p6MC8mpCR7I2LZNKFm5FfkjbdLKab5OHTa_kXhSMXr_GFjiuSdrutQ4B3CzHdo$
Jan. 6 Panel Will Hold Two Trumpists in Contempt of Congress. Dan Scavino and Peter Navarro ignored subpoenas issued to them by the House committee investigating the Capitol riot.
Arizona House votes to prohibit gender-reassignment surgery. The Arizona House has voted to prohibit gender-reassignment surgery and was scheduled to vote later on a bill banning transgender athletes from playing on girls sports teams.
Social media crackdowns during the war in Ukraine make the internet less global Social media has become an important battleground, and now stands to split along geopolitical lines.
# Medical / Health Care
South Dakota governor signs law further restricting access to medication
abortions: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Wednesday signed a bill that would make the state one of the most difficult places to get abortion pills, though most of the law will not be enacted unless the state prevails in a federal court battle.
Scientists Found Microplastics in People’s Blood for the First Time: The discovery shows the particles can travel around the body and may lodge in organs https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/mar/24/microplastics-found-in-human-blood-for-first-time__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mZW8w8p6MC8mpCR7I2LZNKFm5FfkjbdLKab5OHTa_kXhSMXr_GFjiuSdrutQ4FWXp3a-$
Another US state passed a law allowing abortion providers to be sued in civil court, as conservatives across the country ramp up their effort to overturn long-held reproductive rights.
Arizona Passes 15-Week Abortion Ban, Same As Mississippi Supreme Court Now Weighing. The bill outlaws all abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy except in the case of medical emergencies, and makes it a felony for doctors to perform abortions in violation of the law.
# Military / DOD
The head of the NATO military alliance said member states will help Ukraine cope with any use of chemical weapons and urged Russia to stop “saber-rattling” over a nuclear attack.
U.S., NATO will take “hard look” at European security footprint no matter how the Ukrainian fight goes, U.S. official says.
Multidomain operations concept will become doctrine this summer. The U.S. Army has spent roughly five years refining its multidomain operations warfighting concept and it will become doctrine in June https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.defensenews.com/land/2022/03/23/multidomain-operations-concept-will-become-doctrine-this-summer/?fr=operanews__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mZW8w8p6MC8mpCR7I2LZNKFm5FfkjbdLKab5OHTa_kXhSMXr_GFjiuSdrutQ4Afx5Az0$
# Military / Global
Close Putin Ally Warns ‘Nuclear Dystopia’ Is On Horizon If US Destabilizes Russia: Putin put Russia’s nuclear defense systems on high alert, raising fears of an escalation between the U.S. and Russia, two nuclear superpowers.
Somalia: Five dead in attack on military base near airport. At least five people, including two of the attackers, were killed during a raid by armed fighters on an army base near the Somali capital’s international airport, a diplomatic memo said https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/3/24/somalia-five-dead-in-attack-on-military-base-near-airport__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mZW8w8p6MC8mpCR7I2LZNKFm5FfkjbdLKab5OHTa_kXhSMXr_GFjiuSdrutQ4LG0oJXH$
Myanmar’s junta chief created a special command a day after last year’s coup that was solely responsible for deployment and operations of troops in urban areas, and authorised lethal attacks on unarmed civilians, human rights investigators said.
North Korea Test Fires Missile That Could Hit U.S. Cities: Japanese coast guard said the banned ballistic missile landed within Japan’s exclusive economic zone near the coast of Aomori, in northern Japan.
How gene therapy overcame high-profile failures: A dark period for gene therapy didn’t derail scientists determined to help patients. Tragic side effects plagued the field’s early years, but researchers are finding ways to minimize the risks https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-quest-to-overcome-gene-therapys-failures/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mZW8w8p6MC8mpCR7I2LZNKFm5FfkjbdLKab5OHTa_kXhSMXr_GFjiuSdrutQ4MtNo4Al$
What made the last century’s great innovations possible? Science paved the way for antibiotics, lasers, computers and COVID-19 vaccines, but science alone was not enough.
Space Force Down Under? Australia partners with the Pentagon on space defense.
The U.S. Space Force created in 2019 under President Donald Trump could have a partner as Australia takes a step toward creating its own https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/policy/defense/599191-australia-partnering-with-pentagon-for-new-space-command__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mZW8w8p6MC8mpCR7I2LZNKFm5FfkjbdLKab5OHTa_kXhSMXr_GFjiuSdrutQ4IBkvxEq$
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