Voices, The Peoples News No. 2022-09-13

Voices, The Peoples News

September 13, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate

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# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls
When then-President Donald Trump’s “guy” in Montana, far-right former Rep. Greg Gianforte — became governor in 2020, the regulations controlling the killing of wolves in the state were almost completely erased. Since then, we’ve seen the bloodiest wolf hunt in more than 100 years.

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
CDC Admits Post-Vaccine Myocarditis Concerns That Were Labeled Covid Misinformation Are Legit: In context, the CDC’s latest numbers about post-vax myocarditis represent a significant departure from last year’s narrative pushed by health bureaucrats and the media.

In April 2021, increased cases of myocarditis and pericarditis were reported in the United States after mRNA COVID-19 vaccination (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna). Data from multiple studies show a rare risk for myocarditis and/or pericarditis following receipt of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines. CDC continues to recommend COVID-19 vaccination for everyone 6 months of age and older.

Study Reveals Much Higher Risk for Serious Adverse Events With mRNA COVID Shots in Clinical Trials: In 2020, prior to COVID-19 vaccine rollout, the Brighton Collaboration created a priority list, endorsed by the World Health Organization, of potential adverse events relevant to COVID-19 vaccines. We adapted the Brighton Collaboration list to evaluate serious adverse events of special interest observed in mRNA
COVID-19 vaccine trials.

Rockefeller Foundation, Nonprofits Spending Millions on Behavioral Psychology Research to ‘Nudge’ More People to Get COVID Vaccines

‘Stunning’: The Real Reason Health Officials Won’t Let Independent Scientists Examine mRNA Vaccine Vials

# Economy / Finance / Trade
Warren, Pressley Ask Navient About ‘Attempting to Scam’ Student Loan Borrowers: Emails from the servicing company entice borrowers to refinance into private loans that wouldn’t be eligible for the announced debt forgiveness.

# Education / Schools
Thanks to an innovative new paint, this school’s playground just got 12 degrees cooler: One 75-degree day last month, the playground of the SAE School outside of Atlanta underwent a dramatic transformation. Students and volunteers equipped with paintbrushes and rollers covered the school’s black asphalt basketball courts and preschool play area with a bright coat of blue and tan paint. Donated by the company GAF and its subsidiary StreetBond, the paint is actually a solar-reflective coating, and the paint job was about more than just aesthetics.

In lawsuit, UT-Austin professor accuses Texas A&M faculty program of discriminating against white and Asian men: A University of Texas at Austin professor has sued Texas A&M University claiming a new faculty fellowship program discriminates against white and Asian male candidates and violates part of the federal Civil Rights Act as well as equal protection under the 14th Amendment.

Striking Seattle Teachers Secure Tentative Deal After Rush of Community Support: The city’s teachers’ union said it had secured a new three-year contract including raises and special ed improvements.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical Manchin Asks Big Oil CEOs to Help Push Through Dirty Deal as Opposition Grows: Joe Manchin is reportedly calling in oil and gas executives to build GOP support for his anti-environmental side deal.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals / Global Energy crisis: Why we benefit from darker cities: German cities are turning off some lights at night, which not only saves money and electricity but benefits human health

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure Wyoming will soon be home to the world’s largest carbon removal facility: A new project aims to suck 5 million metric tons of CO2 a year out of the air by 2030. According to some projections, the world may need to remove 10 billion tons of CO2 from the atmosphere annually by the middle of the century

UN agency approves controversial deep-sea mining tests: “This latest decision from the ISA will have come as a shock to civil society shut out of the decision-making process, highlighting a lack of transparency from the authority.”

Podesta led White House team tagged to execute climate law: President Joe Biden on Monday will announce creation of a new White House team, to be led by senior adviser John Podesta, that will oversee spending of the $369 billion in climate incentives included in the Inflation Reduction Act, according to an executive order obtained by POLITICO.

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Other
Study: History of CRISPR gene editing in food: The development of a method for genome editing based on CRISPR–Cas9 technology was awarded The Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2020, less than a decade after the discovery of all principal molecular components of the system

# General Information / Other News
House Panel Says There May Be MORE Pilfered Trump Records: The House Committee on Oversight and Reform said staff at the National Archives could not guarantee they had all of the records during an Aug. 24 call.

Warner Music May Be Forced to Reveal Sexual Misconduct Allegations: Dorothy Carvello filed a request through a little-known statute in Delaware’s corporate laws to demand WMG share key documents https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://suchananews.com/warner-music-may-be-forced-to-reveal-sexual-misconduct-allegations/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!2maKdeGqhaEg0P_AMc6Pf1W3Wc8ZvBmIVLrjp8UrK0aiESWLKFKZxQPXJWWxfwdQlIfxT7no6GhcsRF0uTHhJ96WHW0QQnNK$

The Long Summer of, Uh, Let’s Say “Messing” Around Is at Last Turning Into the Fall of Finding Out: It’s shaping up as an autumn of consequences for the United States’ many consequence deservers.

# Gov / Politics / US
Can the US Legally and Politically Deny the Access to UN to the Russian Delegation without committing an Infringement?  It is in the meantime a violation of 1947 UN headquarters agreement by which the United States is generally required to allow access to the United Nations for foreign diplomats.

Even by Florida GOP Standards, This Is Lunacy: Michael Flynn joined a Proud Boy on the Sarasota Republican Party executive committee, and he’s going to be a poll watcher.

How Lawmakers Are ‘Quiet Quitting’ Congress: The use of proxy voting is more prevalent than ever, and some lawmakers are hardly showing up at all.

January 6 Committee Member Suggests Ending Electoral College: Nearly two-thirds of Americans support installing a popular vote model for selecting the president.

# Law Enforcement
Texas’ youth prisons: Throughout the summer, children in Texas’ youth prisons have repeatedly been trapped in their cells, sometimes for more than 20 hours a day, and been forced to use water bottles and lunch trays for toilets, according to state inspection reports recently obtained by The Texas Tribune.
See also: Giddings State School; Site Visit Report OIO-SV-22-0228; June 28, 2022 https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://static.texastribune.org/media/files/a05142b532313d993556c5d1994d8460/giddings-june22-ombudsman-report.pdf__;!!On18fmf1aQ!2maKdeGqhaEg0P_AMc6Pf1W3Wc8ZvBmIVLrjp8UrK0aiESWLKFKZxQPXJWWxfwdQlIfxT7no6GhcsRF0uTHhJ96WHUkBivG9$

A Woman Is Suing San Francisco Police For Using The DNA She Provided In A Sexual Assault Case To Later Charge Her With A Crime: The property theft charge was ultimately dropped, but the woman said the San Francisco police’s actions left her once again feeling violated.

# Legal / DOJ
Yet Another Law Firm Accuses Ghislaine of Stiffing Them: In one August filing, Maxwell’s lawyer indicated he’d written to her in prison, telling her that his firm would drop her unless payment was received. Haddon, Morgan and Foreman say Maxwell put brother in charge of paying legal fees but he only covered a fraction

Alex Jones is the real victim, argues lawyer in trial against families of dead Sandy Hook children: The conspiracy monger and InfoWars founder’s lawyer is attempting to win over the court by arguing that it’s not the families of slain children, but Jones who is the real victim in the dispute, describing his client as a “scapegoat” and “a whipping boy.”

John Roberts Can’t Admit What’s Happened to the Supreme Court, But he’s too smart not to understand it. After a term that featured gross misconduct and impropriety both on the docket (overturning Roe v. Wade, expanding gun rights in a nation drowning in guns, fetishizing religious liberty over basic equality) and off the docket (internal leaks, inappropriate speeches, spouses fomenting insurrection) the briefs have been filed and the court’s own public legitimacy is now being litigated. If you thought last term started off badly, just wait.

Alex Jones’ Latest Legal Battle Is Already Off the Rails: A judge dealt the notorious conspiracist an immediate setback, admonishing his legal team for engaging in “obstructive discovery practices from the inception of these cases.”

# Media
NY Times Staff Demands More Pay. Paper Offers Lunch Boxes. In this week’s edition of Confider, we reveal the latest drama at the Gray Lady, this time involving 1,300 irate staffers. Amid growing inflation, many on staff have said that a simple perk won’t pay their gas prices, transport fares, and lunch expenses—and what they really should be getting is a raise to cope with the cost-of-living crisis.

# Medical / Health
Monsanto/Bayer Declares War on the 30,000 Roundup Cancer Victims Who Are Suing Them: Fresh off a fifth-in-a-row trial victory, Monsanto owner Bayer AG is rejecting a proposed “global resolution plan” put forward by plaintiffs’ lawyers as a last chance to try to settle tens of thousands of pending Roundup cancer claims. Monsanto’s lawyers are digging in their heels, still claiming that Roundup and glyphosate are perfectly safe, and that 30,000+ victims and their lawyers are lying.

Lindsey Graham to Introduce Nationwide Abortion Ban Weeks After Saying It’s Up to States: The South Carolina senator proves once again that everything Republicans say about abortion is bullshit

Graham’s abortion ban stuns Senate GOP: Lindsey Graham and Other GOP Senators Have Introduced a Nationwide Abortion Ban. The legislation, which is not expected to pass, would prohibit abortion after 15 weeks.

# Science
Novel imaging approach reveals important details about rare eye disease choroideremia: New findings could improve the development and efficacy of therapies.

# Technology
NIH launches Bridge2AI program to expand the use of artificial intelligence in biomedical and behavioral research. Generating high-quality, ethically sourced data sets is crucial for enabling the use of next-generation AI technologies.

Twitter Shareholders Are Poised To Approve Elon Musk Takeover Deal: Early votes suggest the acquisition will be approved by a wide margin, say people familiar with the matter https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.wsj.com/articles/twitter-shareholders-are-poised-to-approve-elon-musk-takeover-deal-11663016797__;!!On18fmf1aQ!2maKdeGqhaEg0P_AMc6Pf1W3Wc8ZvBmIVLrjp8UrK0aiESWLKFKZxQPXJWWxfwdQlIfxT7no6GhcsRF0uTHhJ96WHbdGyFQq$

# Water
Megadrought in the American south-west: a climate disaster unseen in 1,200 years: As heat, fires and water wars become the norm, the Guardian explores the fallout of prolonged drought in a seven-part series.

100 years after compact, Colorado River nearing crisis point: The 40 million people who depend on the river to fill up a glass of water at the dinner table or wash their clothes or grow food across millions of acres use significantly more each year than actually flows through the banks of the Colorado.

For one historically Black California town, a century of water access denied: Back in February, Contreras had no idea why the water had stopped flowing. And it was her job to fix it. Contreras and other community leaders spent the rest of the weekend scrambling to find the source of the problem. It turned out the pumps on a few of Allensworth’s water wells had failed, the system is old and prone to breaking, and it took the town a month to fully fix them.

EPA watchdog to probe Jackson, Miss., water crisis: This isn’t the first time a water-related emergency in a majority-Black city has landed on the agency inspector general’s radar. The disaster also revealed deep divisions between the local and state leadership over funding, with a top House member accusing the state’s Republican leadership of standing in the way of financial help (Greenwire, Sept. 2)

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