Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-05-05

Voices, The Peoples News

May 5, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Border / Immigration
Federal judge rebukes Biden administration in lawsuit over its ‘catch and release’ immigration policy https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thecentersquare.com/florida/federal-judge-rebukes-biden-administration-in-lawsuit-over-its-catch-and-release-immigration-policy/article_d89a0c20-cc0a-11ec-b429-a3402b786af4.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!n-Pwz4rg5NcGM82PXMIUhb9ltiMmeUKJuKPQB5FLWZK5JNDi8U_sSnYVylbrLGdqnuna$

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
Activists fueled the COVID “lab leak” conspiracy to channel right-wing anger and pursue its goal of defunding animal experiments. The White Coat Waste Project is writing a controversial new activist playbook, and it’s unclear whether anyone can control the forces that it has helped to unleash.

# Economy / Finance / Trade
The Federal Reserve intensified its fight against the worst inflation in
40 years by raising its benchmark short-term interest rate by a half-percentage point, its most aggressive move since 2000, and signaling further large rate hikes to come.

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Other Food Supply Shutdown: Deer, Fish, Pigs Euthanized; Crops Not Planted:
With crops unplanted and with more food facilities burning down, the media runs stories about “food fire conspiracy theories.” And it’s not just chickens — the state is also killing deer and fish in the name of stopping diseases.

Destroying Food to Fight Climate Change Is Madness—and a Conceit That Could Prove Fatal: What is happening in Northern Ireland is part of a larger push to wean humans off red meat, particularly beef, which humans consume to the tune of 350 millions tons each year.

How some big grocery chains help ensure that food deserts stay barren:
Supermarket chains can keep low-income communities from easy access to food, with a dastardly (but legal) provision they write into lease agreements.

# Foodie Tips, Tricks and How To’s
2 Ingredient Ice Cream No Machine Video

# General Recalls / Alerts
Many eco-friendly children’s products found to contain toxic PFAS chemicals. Clothing, bedding, and furniture labeled as water- or stain-resistant are most likely to contain PFAS.

# Global Politics
Putin Just Did a Dry Run of Nuclear-Capable Missile Strikes: The drills, by the Baltic Fleet in Kaliningrad close to the European Union, involved scenarios with “radiation and chemical contamination.”

# Gov / Politics
Nostalgic for the 1860s? Then You’ll Love Alito’s America. The conservative justice plans to turn our unequal past into a new present.

The Fact-Free Logic of Samuel Alito: In his zeal to overturn Roe and do away with abortion rights, the Supreme Court justice relies on deceptive arguments and a regressive read of the law.

It’s official: Trump-endorsed J.D. Vance just won the Ohio Senate primary https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2022/05/03/ohio-primary-senate-results-updates/9627498002/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!n-Pwz4rg5NcGM82PXMIUhb9ltiMmeUKJuKPQB5FLWZK5JNDi8U_sSnYVylbrLEcqVGPW$

Biden ramps up his anti-MAGA rhetoric, calling the “MAGA crowd” the “most extreme political organization that’s existed in American history, in recent American history.”

The One Mistake Putin Is Dying for Us to Make: We cannot risk falling into the trap of a man who is ready to take the entire world down with him.

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn Stumps for Anti-Abortion Rep. Henry Cuellar.
Leadership’s support for Cuellar shows “cognitive dissonance” between Democrats’ words and their actions, said primary challenger Jessica Cisneros.

Democratic Inaction Is Seriously Eroding the Party’s Activist Base: A depression in volunteer energy in four swing states is a direct result of Democratic inaction on Biden’s campaign promises, organizers say.

# Legal / DOJ
Here’s How The SCOTUS Leaker Could End Up Behind Bars: ‘The charges would be fairly significant’

Explainer: Is it illegal to leak a U.S. Supreme Court opinion?

Early transgender identity tends to endure, study suggests: Children who begin identifying as transgender at a young age tend to retain that identity at least for several years, a study suggests.

# Medical Alternatives / Herbology
Study identifies exact amounts of extra vitamin C for optimal immune health. If you are carrying a few extra kilos in weight, an extra apple or two per day might make a difference in boosting your immune system and helping ward off COVID-19 and winter illnesses.

# Medical / Health Care
The head of the World Health Organization said access to safe abortions saves lives, after a leaked draft ruling indicated the US Supreme Court was mulling ending nationwide legal abortions.

Machine-learning-assisted model addresses overprescribing and underprescribing of opioids. Prescribing patterns, including those after surgery, have been implicated as a significant contributor to the U.S.
opioid crisis.

How herpesviruses awaken: Eight different herpesviruses are known to date in humans. They all settle permanently in the body after acute infection. Under certain circumstances, they wake up from this dormant phase, multiply and attack other cells. This reactivation is often associated with symptoms such as itchy cold sores or shingles.

Social justice claim is Big Tobacco’s smoke screen in menthol regulation
battle: They say the move to eliminate menthol, a minty flavor that reduces irritation and makes cigarettes more addictive, from the market will cause a 15% reduction in smoking and could save over half a million lives over the next 40 years.

Across the country, protesters rally to support abortion rights as Roe v. Wade hangs in the balance https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.motherjones.com/mojo-wire/2022/05/abortion-protests-supreme-court-roe-v-wade/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!n-Pwz4rg5NcGM82PXMIUhb9ltiMmeUKJuKPQB5FLWZK5JNDi8U_sSnYVylbrLCrrPi7x$

Olivia Rodrigo on Abortion Rights: ‘Our Bodies Should Never Be in the Hands of Politicians.’ I hope we can raise our voices to protect our right, to have a safe abortion, which is a right that so many people before us have worked so hard to get.”

The end of Roe v. Wade would likely embolden global anti-abortion activists and politicians.
If the US Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade this year, it will mean the end of a decision that has survived 49 years worth of hostile legal challenges.

The Anti-Abortion Movement’s Next Target: Birth Control.  And disinformation from social media influencers is helping their cause.

Abortion’s last chance in the South: Florida is a rare haven for abortion rights. But new attack tactics foreshadow a dark post-Roe future.

# Military / DOD
U.S. Army paratroopers in the days ahead will conduct airborne operations stretching from the Arctic to the Balkans while American special operators launch simultaneous large-scale drills.

# Military / Global
North Korea fires ballistic missile off its eastern coast, South’s military says https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/nkorea-fires-projectile-towards-sea-off-east-coast-says-skorea-2022-05-04/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!n-Pwz4rg5NcGM82PXMIUhb9ltiMmeUKJuKPQB5FLWZK5JNDi8U_sSnYVylbrLDkEhQK_$

# Nuclear
# Science
Investigating cancer drug toxicity leads to a critical discovery: It’s not often that a failed clinical trial leads to a scientific breakthrough.

# Security
CIA Trying to Contact Russians Who are Against Ukraine War Via Dark Web:
“We are providing Russian-language instructions on how to safely contact CIA — via our Dark Web site or a reputable VPN — for those who feel compelled to reach us because of the Russian government’s unjust war,” a CIA official told CBS News.

Staten Island DA Bought Clearview Face Recognition Software With Civil Forfeiture Cash: Clearview and its right-wing founder have become emblematic of the threat posed by powerful and typically unsupervised software.

Surveillance Dragnet: How Shadowy Companies Can Track Your Every Move
Intercepted: Smartphone apps make it easy for companies and government agencies to spy on billions of devices.

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