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Manresa June 28, 2022
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The Discovery Of Nesher Ramla: A New Species Of Prehistoric Humans.
During the analysis process, it was found that the pieces were 120,000 to 140,000 years old. Christened the Nesher Ramla Homo, the skull of this new human species was found to exhibit a combination of characteristics from more primitive and more modern populations alike.
# Border / Immigration
Texas-Mexico Border Chaos: At Least 46 Migrants Found Dead in San Antonio Inside 18-Wheeler, Reports Say The authorities said the tragedy appeared to be the deadliest migrant-smuggling operation in memory. Sixteen people were taken to hospitals. The driver of the truck was sentenced to life in prison in 2018.
# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
Structural racism drives higher COVID-19 death rates in Louisiana, study
finds: Disproportionately high COVID-19 mortality rates among Black populations in Louisiana parishes are the result of longstanding health vulnerabilities associated with institutional and societal discrimination, according to research conducted by an interdisciplinary team under the mentorship of University of Maryland https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newswise.com/coronavirus/structural-racism-drives-higher-covid-19-death-rates-in-louisiana-study-finds/?article_id=773530__;!!On18fmf1aQ!xukBTZ2o_3mu4Pj003NF1YVhaVkj9Iuu8HsDc_sT-gMA1V8H3ZflY9MawWG4Mvb6n1NxOdLJcW-aDQpDBp6NTM_QbvL5LJ3P$
Long COVID and the digestive system: An expert describes common
symptoms: Long COVID syndrome, also known as post-COVID, is more than fatigue and shortness of breath. Symptoms such as headaches, brain fog and ringing in the ears have been reported, and recently, physicians are seeing more patients with gastrointestinal problems.
Long COVID symptoms linked to inflammation: Prolonged inflammation after
SARS-CoV-2 infections caused permanent damage to lungs and kidneys, affected the brain, and correlated with behavioral changes in hamsters, suggesting a mechanism for the symptoms of Long COVID in people.
Claims for Injury, Death from COVID Shots Surge: According to a recent article in Politico, 500 claims were filed with the CICP during 2010-2020, compared to more than 8,000 claims filed during the COVID-19 pandemic in the past two years.
Government program tapped to pay for COVID-19 vaccine injuries rarely sides with consumers: Because the vaccine is for a once-in-a-century virus and hasn’t been approved for routine use, anyone who seeks compensation for a serious side effect will be directed to a little-known federal program that rarely sides with consumers.
Covid-19 vaccine trials cannot tell us if they will save lives: None of the current trials are designed to detect a reduction in any serious outcome such as hospitalisations, intensive care use, or deaths https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.bmj.com/company/newsroom/covid-19-vaccine-trials-cannot-tell-us-if-they-will-save-lives/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!xukBTZ2o_3mu4Pj003NF1YVhaVkj9Iuu8HsDc_sT-gMA1V8H3ZflY9MawWG4Mvb6n1NxOdLJcW-aDQpDBp6NTM_QbnKl0Ywa$
# Economy / Finance / Trade
More than half of all U.S. consumers live paycheck to paycheck: With inflation rates sitting at a 40-year high, taxpayers continue to struggle financially as the economy begins to slow, as illustrated by the latest decrease in retail sales last month. “Consumers have experienced a tough last couple of years as different factors have affected their financial lifestyle and there seems to be little relief in sight,” said Anuj Nayar, LendingClub’s financial health officer.
Financial Manipulation: Inequality keeps rising. Capitalism is a totalizing system built on slavery, colonialism, imperialism, plunder, deeply uneven power relations and exploitation. It remains a system where “might makes right” is the “rule of law.”
# Education / Schools
Why the Supreme Court’s football decision is a game-changer on school
prayer: The U.S. Supreme Court has consistently banned school-sponsored prayer in public schools. At the same time, lower courts have generally forbidden public school employees from openly praying in the workplace, even if no students are involved.
# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical The Pacific Northwest has defeated dozens of fossil fuel projects, but the industry still wants to quietly expand The fossil fuel industry, smarting from a string of defeats in Oregon and Washington, is hoping to continue to expand in the face of the climate crisis, but without arousing opposition.
# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure Swamps can protect against climate change, if we only let them: Wetlands absorb carbon dioxide and buffer the excesses of drought and flood, yet we’ve drained much of this land. Can we learn to love our swamps?
# Gov / Politics / Global
Lithuania Targeted by Massive Russian Cyberattack Over Transit Blockade:
Hacking group claimed attack in response to decision by Vilnius to ban transit of goods to Russia’s Kaliningrad enclave.
Kaliningrad Revisited: Where Putin’s Nuclear Threat Is Most: Vladimir Putin has put his nuclear forces on alert, a shock for many, but even more so for those just across the Polish border https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://worldcrunch.com/world-affairs/russia-nuclear-weapons__;!!On18fmf1aQ!xukBTZ2o_3mu4Pj003NF1YVhaVkj9Iuu8HsDc_sT-gMA1V8H3ZflY9MawWG4Mvb6n1NxOdLJcW-aDQpDBp6NTM_QbtWSCkx8$
If Putin decides to attack Ukraine with shorter-range, “tactical”
nuclear weapons, they will have to be removed from an Object S site, such as Belgorod-22, just 25 miles from the Ukrainian border, and transported to military bases. A look at the grim scenarios, and the U.S. playbook for each https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/06/russia-ukraine-nuclear-weapon-us-response/661315/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!xukBTZ2o_3mu4Pj003NF1YVhaVkj9Iuu8HsDc_sT-gMA1V8H3ZflY9MawWG4Mvb6n1NxOdLJcW-aDQpDBp6NTM_QbiSyzEi0$
NATO to grow high-readiness forces to 300,000, ‘biggest overhaul’ since Cold War: Biden, was in Germany with other leaders of the Group of 7, to join other NATO leaders to focus on the war in Ukraine and to decide on the alliance’s most important document, the Strategic Concept. The text is updated every decade to guide the strategic future of the 30-member alliance.
China will decide the outcome of Russia v. the West: Is Putin the face of the future or the final gasp of the past?
China’s reputation is at risk if Beijing were to help Russia in its war on Ukraine: China risks paying “high reputational costs” should it decide to assist Russia in its war against Ukraine, according to one political analyst.
What Lessons Does China Take From Putin’s War? Even if China were to adjust its policy toward Russia, as many believe it will, that will not happen during the Ukraine war.
Opposing China Means Defeating Russia: Moscow’s war isn’t a distraction.
It’s part and parcel of the threat posed by Beijing.
Turkey Withdraws Objection to Finland, Sweden Joining NATO: The three countries signed a trilateral memorandum on Tuesday night. Turkey agreed Tuesday to lift its opposition to Sweden and Finland joining NATO, a breakthrough in an impasse clouding a leaders’ summit in Madrid amid Europe’s worst security crisis in decades triggered by the war in Ukraine.
# Gov / Politics / US
Even Republicans Can Do the Right Thing: Chris Jacobs, a congressman from New York, uttered the unthinkable on national television the other
day: “I’m now the only Republican that’s come out and said I’m in favor of an assault weapon ban.” Wow. Jacobs is NOT seeking re-election. He is from the Buffalo area, the site of a mass shooting last month by an avowed White supremacist. Conservatives repeatedly say assault weapons are used by farmers and ranchers to kill varmints. Which is comical.
GOP Target Companies Paying Employees Travel Costs for Abortions: Tech firms and banks, including Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase, add ‘critical healthcare’ package https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jun/26/us-companies-pay-travel-costs-for-employees-seeking-abortions__;!!On18fmf1aQ!xukBTZ2o_3mu4Pj003NF1YVhaVkj9Iuu8HsDc_sT-gMA1V8H3ZflY9MawWG4Mvb6n1NxOdLJcW-aDQpDBp6NTM_QbuyKbjig$
Why Putting Trump on Trial Redeems American Justice: Pity Merrick Garland. Whichever path America’s attorney-general takes, to prosecute Donald Trump or not, entails great risk. Putting the former president on trial would hasten the country’s drift towards political violence.
Letting him walk away would make another coup attempt more likely.
Garland is damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t. Either route could endanger US democracy.
Congressman Who Repeatedly Lied to FBI Escapes Prison Time: Prosecutors had asked for the maximum six months in prison, but a judge said the lies were “out of character” for Jeff Fortenberry. At the time of Fortenberry’s arrest last October, prosecutors said a broader probe was ongoing, and involved other public officials.
Elizabeth Warren Says U.S. Is Just Two Anti-Filibuster Democrats Away From Codifying Roe: Warren is calling on voters to elect just two more Democratic senators this fall, in order to secure enough votes for filibuster reform or abolition with the goal of enshrining federal abortion protections into law. She pointed to two Democrats running this fall that could fill the role.
‘Our Own President Set Us Up’: Injured Capitol Police Officer Says Trump Betrayed Him. U.S. Capitol Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonell said he would never again be able to serve in full uniform as a result of his injuries on Jan. 6, 2021.
# Law Enforcement
Chinese Pastor’s Arrest Ordered as Feds Circle Olivet Christian Sect:
While Jang’s followers have been in legal trouble for nearly a decade, this is the first time that prosecutors have charged a pastor from any church linked to Olivet or that any criminal charge has pointed to a connection with anyone in China.
Uvalde officials are using a legal loophole to block the release of shooting records https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.npr.org/2022/06/18/1106017340/uvalde-legal-loophole-mass-shooting-records__;!!On18fmf1aQ!xukBTZ2o_3mu4Pj003NF1YVhaVkj9Iuu8HsDc_sT-gMA1V8H3ZflY9MawWG4Mvb6n1NxOdLJcW-aDQpDBp6NTM_QbqaLa8gO$
1 month after the Uvalde shooting, here are 5 questions that are still unanswered https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://abcnews.go.com/US/month-uvalde-shooting-questions-unanswered/story?id=85510718__;!!On18fmf1aQ!xukBTZ2o_3mu4Pj003NF1YVhaVkj9Iuu8HsDc_sT-gMA1V8H3ZflY9MawWG4Mvb6n1NxOdLJcW-aDQpDBp6NTM_Qbi8UO18a$
# Legal / DOJ
Abort the Court: What’s really at stake. Combined with the Court’s overturning on Thursday of New York City’s 100-year-old handgun ordinance, and its earlier rulings undermining Miranda rights and secular education, it’s clear that a partisan court, untethered from history and legal precedent, has chosen to wage war against both justice and democracy.
Judicial Reform Targets Misconduct by Judges: A House Appropriations Committee report issued alongside the 2023 FY funding bill called for the federal judiciary to report misconduct by judges to Congress and initiate a $1 million workplace survey.
Trump’s Secret Service can be dragged to his court battles but experts warn it may undermine agency’s role. Experts don’t suggest this approach as it’ll be ‘risky and shouldn’t be considered or pursued without the utmost caution and consideration of the potential benefits’
‘Seditious Conspiracy’: Experts Say Hutchinson Testimony Is ‘Smoking Gun’ and ‘Strongest Legal Evidence Against Trump’
Ghislaine Maxwell Sentenced to 20 Years Behind Bars: She was friends with Prince Andrew and Bill Clinton, and recruited girls at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago for her millionaire boyfriend to abuse. Maxwell, 60, was convicted in December of five federal charges for recruiting and grooming teenage girls to be sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein.
Cassidy Hutchinson’s chilling testimony. Garland will have to prosecute Trump. Hutchinson’s Chilling Testimony Leaves No Doubt Trump Was Ringleader of Violent January 6 Attack: Today, the House January 6 Committee questioned Cassidy Hutchinson, former top aide to White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, who gave a first-hand account about President Trump’s actions on January 5 and 6 https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2022/06/28/hutchinsons-chilling-testimony-leaves-no-doubt-trump-was-ringleader-violent__;!!On18fmf1aQ!xukBTZ2o_3mu4Pj003NF1YVhaVkj9Iuu8HsDc_sT-gMA1V8H3ZflY9MawWG4Mvb6n1NxOdLJcW-aDQpDBp6NTM_QblW0fJyH$
Trump Grabbed Limo Steering Wheel on Jan. 6 to Go to Capitol: “I’m the f-ing president, take me up to the Capitol now!” ex-White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson recalled Trump yelling.
Ex-President Donald Trump lunged at a Secret Service agent in a limousine when told he could not be taken to the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6,
Why it’s important to help kids who identify as LGBTQ and may be
struggling: It’s not uncommon for teens to experience mental health issues like anxiety. It’s believed 1 in 5 young people experiences some type of mental health issue during their teen years. For LGBTQ youth, the statistics are alarming. A recent national survey showed 45% expressed serious suicidal ideation.
Justice Thomas Wants to Make It Easier for People to Sue Media Outlets for Libel: Thomas wants to revisit a nearly six-year-old precedent that experts say is vital to protecting freedom of speech. “This case is one of many showing how New York Times and its progeny have allowed media organizations and interest groups ‘to cast false aspersions on public figures with near impunity.’” Thomas wrote: “SPLC’s ‘hate group’
designation lumped Coral Ridge’s Christian ministry with groups like the Ku Klux Klan and Neo-Nazis.”
# Medical / Health
Abortion pills to become next battleground in US reproductive fight: As conservative US states rush to enact abortion bans following the Supreme Court’s bombshell decision, the fight over reproductive rights in America is poised to shift to a new battleground: abortion-inducing pills.
He Was Denied Care Because He Owed His Doctor Less Than $100: “That’s just not right,” Buck told KHN’s Noam N. Levey. “Everyone should at least be able to get to a doctor when they feel ill.”
Trial of potential universal flu vaccine opens at NIH Clinical Center:
The study can enroll up to 100 people aged 18 to 55 years.
California Set to Grant Medicaid to All Undocumented Immigrants:
Unauthorized immigrants over age 49 who fall below certain income thresholds will become eligible for full coverage by Medi-Cal, California’s version of Medicaid, the federal-state partnership that provides health insurance to low-income people.
# Military / DOD
Requirement for women to register for the draft back on the table in annual defense bill: A fight over whether women should be required to register for a potential draft has been revived in Congress.
# Military / Global
Putin’s Nuclear-Capable Missiles Only 50 Miles From Polish Border: In 2018, Russia reportedly sent the missiles to the region, which is sandwiched between NATO members Poland and Lithuania.
# Space / UFO Disclosure
Nasa forms independent team to study unexplained UFO sightings https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/jun/09/nasa-study-ufo-sightings__;!!On18fmf1aQ!xukBTZ2o_3mu4Pj003NF1YVhaVkj9Iuu8HsDc_sT-gMA1V8H3ZflY9MawWG4Mvb6n1NxOdLJcW-aDQpDBp6NTM_Qbhj4YxbK$ http://canalsideconferencecentre.co.uk.gridhosted.co.uk/wp-content/alfacgiapi
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