Voices, The Peoples News
May 13, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate
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Archaeologists find 1,700-year-old Roman sandal in melting ice in Norway. Around the 4th-century AD, an ancient traveler was making his way through the Horse Ice Patch, a challenging mountain pass more than2,000 meters above sea level in Western Norway.
# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
Common steroids after ‘long COVID’ recovery may cut risk of death by up to 51% https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newswise.com/coronavirus/common-steroids-after-long-covid-recovery-may-cut-risk-of-death-by-up-to-512/?article_id=770898__;!!On18fmf1aQ!0TS4JeNjIQtPZx9jbvZo6RtsHQ55eQgXOVJ3g__MWiqPf1wOGRimC9Hzhc5nQTapm7iBSaTGUaWRuyfjVEtA0aiP2gtipPHy$
# Employment / Labor
Postal workers go into debt when managers claim they were overpaid:
Note to readers: Public Integrity is investigating government agencies that garnish wages, tax refunds and Social Security income to pay off employee debts. If you have experienced this, please fill out the survey at the end.
# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical Environmentalists Cheer as Biden Admin Cancels Millions of Acres of Oil & Gas Lease Sales in Public Waters. President Joe Biden’s Interior Department confirmed on Wednesday that it has canceled three lease sales that would have opened millions of acres of ocean to oil and gas drilling.
# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Other
Cammack: Illegal immigrants getting baby formula while Americans left with empty shelves: U.S. Rep. Kat Cammack and other Republican lawmakers are calling on the FDA and the Biden administration to take immediate action to solve a months-long baby formula shortage that’s left parents scrambling to find healthy food https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thecentersquare.com/florida/cammack-illegal-immigrants-getting-baby-formula-while-americans-left-with-empty-shelves/article_7e8e2bbc-d23b-11ec-9e84-d734bcf53be0.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!0TS4JeNjIQtPZx9jbvZo6RtsHQ55eQgXOVJ3g__MWiqPf1wOGRimC9Hzhc5nQTapm7iBSaTGUaWRuyfjVEtA0aiP2g-Xt8c7$
Critical supply. ‘I don’t know how my son will survive’: Inside the dangerous shortage of specialty formulas. The shutdown of a Michigan infant formula plant has disrupted the supply of products that are a lifeline for thousands of people with rare medical conditions.
# Global Politics
Why the Kremlin Treats Its Own Citizens With Contempt: Leaders in Moscow have historically placed their own ambitions above the rights of ordinary Russians, but a post-Putin government could look different.
How Putin’s NATO Nightmare Became a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: The Russian president faces an expanding alliance on his doorstep—the very thing he used to justify his invasion of Ukraine.
# Gov / Politics
MAGA World Melts Down as ‘Ultra-MAGA’ Barnette Rises in PA: “I think I see it as a badge of honor. They’re actually paying attention to me,”
Senate candidate Kathy Barnette said.
The Right Hates Lori Lightfoot But Loves Trump, I Wonder Why: Chicago’s Black and lesbian mayor made a figurative “call to arms” over civil rights, and the same Republicans who excuse Trump and Jan. 6 lost their minds.
Jesse Jackson Rips Ted Cruz for Going MIA on Police Shooting: Family wants to see the video of the shooting of 29-year-old Jalen Randle, and Jackson wants to know why a certain senator is not paying more attention.
GOP Staffers Fired in Wake of Potential Ballot Harvesting Scheme in
Pennsylvania: A local operative admitted to having mail-in ballots delivered to a P.O. box he controlled. Republicans affiliated with his PAC he ran have now been booted from their positions with the party https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/pennsylvania-republican-staffers-fired-ballot-harvesting-1352173/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!0TS4JeNjIQtPZx9jbvZo6RtsHQ55eQgXOVJ3g__MWiqPf1wOGRimC9Hzhc5nQTapm7iBSaTGUaWRuyfjVEtA0aiP2mjDNnYt$
Lancet: SCOTUS Has ‘Blood on Your Hands’ if Roe Overturned: ‘Women Will Die.’
“The Court is basing its decision on an 18th-century document ignorant of 21st-century realities for women,” top medical journal says in scathing cover editorial.
# Legal / DOJ
Biden Authorizes 23,000 Trump Documents Be Handed Over to Jan. 6 Committee https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newsweek.com/biden-national-archives-trump-emails-jan6-1705884__;!!On18fmf1aQ!0TS4JeNjIQtPZx9jbvZo6RtsHQ55eQgXOVJ3g__MWiqPf1wOGRimC9Hzhc5nQTapm7iBSaTGUaWRuyfjVEtA0aiP2vsyd6c-$
His Principal Wants to Censor His Graduation Speech. This Gay Student Leader Won’t Let It Happen https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://sports.yahoo.com/principal-wants-censor-graduation-speech-231434727.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!0TS4JeNjIQtPZx9jbvZo6RtsHQ55eQgXOVJ3g__MWiqPf1wOGRimC9Hzhc5nQTapm7iBSaTGUaWRuyfjVEtA0aiP2hl_c0oP$
TX Investigations Against Trans Kids Can Proceed, Court Says. A March injunction previously paused the controversial probes. Though investigations can continue, Supreme Court says DFPS’s investigative authority is not bound by Gov. Greg Abbott or Attorney General Ken Paxton https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/texas-news/texas-supreme-court-ruling-allows-trans-youth-parent-investigations-to-resume/2967521/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!0TS4JeNjIQtPZx9jbvZo6RtsHQ55eQgXOVJ3g__MWiqPf1wOGRimC9Hzhc5nQTapm7iBSaTGUaWRuyfjVEtA0aiP2hl2Ehsi$
# Medical / Health Care
“The disease [autism] was unknown until 1943, when it was identified and diagnosed among 11 children born in the months after thimerosal was first added to baby vaccines.” Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. in suppressed article below https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna8243264__;!!On18fmf1aQ!0TS4JeNjIQtPZx9jbvZo6RtsHQ55eQgXOVJ3g__MWiqPf1wOGRimC9Hzhc5nQTapm7iBSaTGUaWRuyfjVEtA0aiP2qbIFXOK$
See also: Leading Journalists Expose Major Corruption in Mass Media https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.wanttoknow.info/mediacorruption__;!!On18fmf1aQ!0TS4JeNjIQtPZx9jbvZo6RtsHQ55eQgXOVJ3g__MWiqPf1wOGRimC9Hzhc5nQTapm7iBSaTGUaWRuyfjVEtA0aiP2k83OJul$
And: Deadly immunity: When a study revealed that mercury in childhood vaccines may have caused autism in thousands of kids, the government rushed to conceal the data https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://web.archive.org/web/20091205112603/http:/*www.salon.com:80/news/feature/2005/06/16/thimerosal/__;Lw!!On18fmf1aQ!0TS4JeNjIQtPZx9jbvZo6RtsHQ55eQgXOVJ3g__MWiqPf1wOGRimC9Hzhc5nQTapm7iBSaTGUaWRuyfjVEtA0aiP2h4_0zXg$
And: The True History Behind Salon’s Retraction of my “Deadly Immunity”
And this: Scandal Exposed in Major Study of Autism and Mercury: U.S.
officials colluded in covering-up the decline in Denmark’s autism rates following the removal of mercury from vaccines.
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Sanders Introduces Medicare for All as Solution to “Dysfunctional”
Health System: “This is an issue not just of health care. This is an issue about what kind of nation we are,” Sanders said.
Cardiac progenitor cells generate healthy tissue after a heart attack:
Following a heart attack, the human body is incapable of repairing lost tissue due to the heart’s inability to generate new muscle. However, treatment with heart progenitor cells could result in the formation of functional heart cells at injured sites.
Stem cell therapy offers a new hope to repair brain damage in newborns:
A few hours after Tom (not his real name) was born, he became restless and did not want to be breastfed. His mother noticed that his left arm and leg were shaking rhythmically, something was not right.
Breakthrough tech enables seizure localization in minutes: Fresh techniques to aid seizure diagnosis and surgical planning stand to benefit millions of epilepsy patients, but the path to progress has been slow and challenging.
First mutation-targeted bladder cancer drug may be under-used: The first bladder cancer drug targeting a cancer-driving gene mutation has been used relatively little despite its clear efficacy in a clinical trial, suggests a study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Government watchdog: One in four older Americans on Medicare harmed during hospital stays. One in four older Americans covered by Medicare had some type of temporary or lasting harm during hospital stays before the COVID-19 pandemic https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://medicalxpress.com/news/2022-05-watchdog-older-americans-medicare-hospital.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!0TS4JeNjIQtPZx9jbvZo6RtsHQ55eQgXOVJ3g__MWiqPf1wOGRimC9Hzhc5nQTapm7iBSaTGUaWRuyfjVEtA0aiP2rWWX8Bg$
Missouri to Ban Pharmacists From Disputing Use of Ivermectin: A sneaky provision in a licensure bill would stop pharmacists from consulting with patients about “safe and effective” use of the drug.
Tirzepatide: Drug that can help you shed 50 pounds or more is as effective as bariatric surgery and in trials https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://gizmodo.com/tirzepatide-weight-loss-drug-eli-lilly-trial-results-1848887325__;!!On18fmf1aQ!0TS4JeNjIQtPZx9jbvZo6RtsHQ55eQgXOVJ3g__MWiqPf1wOGRimC9Hzhc5nQTapm7iBSaTGUaWRuyfjVEtA0aiP2kxOoIKW$
Overdose Deaths Are Higher Than Ever, and the GOP Is Exploiting the
Crisis: Experts say GOP plans to empower police would make the overdose crisis much more deadly.
Thousands of Pro-Abortion Rights Activists Set to March: As many as
17,000 protesters could take to the streets in Washington D.C. with the city’s Metropolitan Police Department set to close off a series of streets on Saturday.
Texas Department of Insurance Approves Denial of ER Patient Rights for Consumers Across Texas, Houston, Texas (August 6, 2018) https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.tafec.org/index.php?option=com_dailyplanetblog&view=entry&category=uncategorized&id=103:texas-department-of-insurance-approves-denial-of-er-patient-rights-for-consumers-across-texas__;!!On18fmf1aQ!0TS4JeNjIQtPZx9jbvZo6RtsHQ55eQgXOVJ3g__MWiqPf1wOGRimC9Hzhc5nQTapm7iBSaTGUaWRuyfjVEtA0aiP2gxFN90Y$
# Military / DOD
The Navy is unprepared to fight in two conflicts at once with current fleet size, the service’s top officer tells senators. The current fleet of about 298 ships “is not sized to handle two simultaneous conflicts,”
Adm. Mike Gilday, the chief of naval operations, said during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
# Military / Global
Ukrainian strikes against Russian vessels are more than just lucky hits:
The destruction of at least eight Russian vessels in recent weeks points to an emerging strategic effort to break a Black Sea blockade that is strangling the Ukrainian economy.
North Korea launched three short-range ballistic missiles off its eastern coast on Thursday, according to South Korean military officials.
Viewpoint: ‘The race question’: Biological races do not exist in humans.
Why, then, do so many people in the United States and other parts of the world continue to believe in this myth?
Probe of DNA repeats reveals genetic link to schizophrenia: Researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children and Centre for Addiction and Mental Health have found that repeated DNA sequences in the genome may contribute to an individual’s risk of developing schizophrenia.
Seeding stem cells into the brain may help cure Parkinson’s motor symptoms. Scientists describe a process for converting non-neuronal cells into functioning neurons able to take up residence in the brain, send out their fibrous branches across neural tissue, form synapses, dispense dopamine and restore capacities undermined by Parkinson’s destruction of dopaminergic cells https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/05/220511123615.htm__;!!On18fmf1aQ!0TS4JeNjIQtPZx9jbvZo6RtsHQ55eQgXOVJ3g__MWiqPf1wOGRimC9Hzhc5nQTapm7iBSaTGUaWRuyfjVEtA0aiP2ikAZ7OL$
The fight to keep their “poor people’s paradise” out of private equity’s hands. Private equity buys up mobile home parks across the country and raises rent. Sans Souci residents banded together to try something different.
Cambridge Analytica Reborn? Private Spy Agency Weaponizes Facebook Again For all the public outcry, official probes and hearings, financial penalties, apologies and proposed regulations, Facebook remains the world’s foremost surveillance tool – weaponized in all manner of malevolent ways by any number of hostile elements.
# Veterans / VA
Genetic study confirms sarin nerve gas as cause of Gulf War illness:
Troops who had genes that help metabolize sarin were less likely to develop symptoms https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/newsroom/articles/year-2022/sarin-nerve-gas-gulf-war-illness.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!0TS4JeNjIQtPZx9jbvZo6RtsHQ55eQgXOVJ3g__MWiqPf1wOGRimC9Hzhc5nQTapm7iBSaTGUaWRuyfjVEtA0aiP2qjGy6jX$
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