November 29, 2022
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate
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# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
Most Americans Dying of COVID Were Vaccinated: 58 percent of the people who died of COVID-19 in the United States in August 2022 had been vaccinated or vaccinated and boosted for COVID
Woman in Japan Dies 90 Minutes After Getting Pfizer mRNA COVID Shot: The dose was from Pfizer/BioNTech’s experimental Comirnaty bivalent mRNA COVID shot tailored for the BA.5 subvariant of the Omicron virus.
CDC Data Suggests ‘Myocarditis Cases Could Be 2X Higher After Shots’ Than After Contracting Virus
# Education / Schools
4 Black Female Judges Use Their Courtrooms to Break the School-to-Prison Pipeline: This pipeline is the phenomenon in which schools’ zero-tolerance policies have been found to disproportionately affect children of color and increase the likelihood of them being incarcerated.
# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical
It’s been decades since toxic dust rules for mines have improved. Lawmakers are taking notice: Black lung has surged in Appalachia in recent years. Research has tied the epidemic to silica dust, which can burrow deep into miners’ lungs. The incurable and deadly black lung disease has surged in central Appalachia in recent years. Research has tied the epidemic to silica dust, which can burrow deep into miners’ lungs. Miners are increasingly exposed to the dust as mining companies go after thinner and thinner coal seams.
Alaska salmon face a tide of new mines: Active and proposed mines threaten key salmon watersheds in Alaska and British Columbia. All five species of Pacific salmon spawn in these water systems, as do eulachon, steelhead, Dolly Varden, cutthroat, and numerous other kinds of fishes. Historically, 80% of king salmon returning to Southeast Alaska are from these watersheds.
# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure
Sea level rise follows an East Coast island community that already moved once: An island community moved to the mainland. Now the fast-rising sea is following, a warning for the rest of the East Coast.
See also: This map shows you where to move once climate change make parts of the U.S. unlivable
‘Carbon pawprint’: Pet Ownership is Now Under Attack by Unhinged Climate Extremists – Says Dogs and Cats are Part of the Climate Problem: In an effort to lessen their “carbon pawprint,” unhinged climate activists are now advocating for the death of millions of dogs and cats worldwide.
The Real Environmental Disaster, Toxic “Forever Chemicals” Everywhere, Even Babies’ Umbilical Cords: PFAS have earned the charming nickname “forever chemicals” because, as the name suggests, they don’t degrade in the environment like organic molecules and they stay in the body forever. The body’s natural detoxification organs, the liver and kidneys, are incapable of filtering them out. Once ingested, they remain unmolested in the blood and tissues.
The secret of seagrass and its crucial role in fighting one of the worst effects of climate change. While we focus on the land, the seas are also having a climate reckoning. As the global sea level rises due to rising temperatures, the action of waves at higher altitudes increases the chances for extensive coastal erosion.
Pink snow is a red flag for the West’s water: Researchers are trying to understand what drives snow algal blooms and how they could alter water supplies. The end of welfare water and the drying of the West
Pink Snow on the Alps is a Red Flag for the Planet: Italian scientists are investigating the appearance of pink glacial ice creating the appearance of pink snow in the Alps, which is caused by algae that darkens ice and causes it to absorb heat and melt more quickly.
# Environment / Climate / Global
Australia argues against ‘endangered’ Barrier Reef status: Australia’s environment minister said Tuesday her government will lobby against UNESCO adding the Great Barrier Reef to a list of endangered World Heritage sites, arguing that criticisms of government inaction on climate change were outdated.
Netherlands to close farms to comply with EU rules: The Dutch government plans to buy and close down 3,000 farms near environmentally sensitive areas to comply with EU nature preservation rules. Government tries to cut down on nitrogen pollution in a move set to reignite tensions with farmers who say the industry is unfairly targeted
Mastercard launches carbon calculator in its latest attempt to go green: The credit card company created a calculator that measures consumers’ carbon footprints based on what they purchase. The tool, which will be available on Monday, focuses on specific spending categories but doesn’t track individual transactions.
# Gov / Politics / Global
NATO is gathering in Romania on Tuesday to plan how to support Ukraine’s looming energy crisis. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of “trying to use winter as a weapon of war,” and said that “NATO will continue to stand for Ukraine as long as it takes.’”
Another war is brewing in the Middle East: As war rages in Ukraine, another conflict is ready to explode in the Middle East. US and its allies confront Iran over its nuclear programme, supply of drones to Russia, and repression of anti-government protests.
# Law Enforcement
NYC to Involuntarily Hospitalize ‘Mentally Ill’ People: Mayor Eric Adams’ new initiative will give police the right to involuntarily hospitalize a person even if they aren’t presenting a risk of harm to others. City workers can now immediately hospitalize people who refuse treatment, even if they don’t pose a clear and present danger to themselves or others.
# Legal / DOJ
Facing possible removal for alleged incompetence, El Paso District Attorney Yvonne Rosales resigns: The first-term DA was under fire for the office’s mishandling of criminal cases and for potentially jeopardizing the prosecution of the man charged in the 2019 Walmart massacre.
42 Biden Admin Officials Put on Notice by House Republicans: At least 42 Biden administration officials were sent letters by Republicans on House Judiciary Committee this month as they request testimony from a variety of different White House officials. Those letters primarily dealt with the suspected politicization of the FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ), investigations into U.S. border security, and Hunter Biden
# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
Is Medical Marijuana Legal in Texas? The Texas Compassionate-Use Act established requirements for the licensing and registration of dispensaries who provide low-THC cannabis to qualified patients. As of the latter half of 2020, low-THC cannabis products are legally allowed to be prescribed and consumed in Texas based on the guidelines and requirements of the Texas Compassionate Use Act. This chapter of Texas law allows qualified physicians to prescribe low-THC cannabis to certain qualifying patients.
# Medical / Health
“I Was Never Ready for This”: How States Limit Teen Access to Abortion: As abortion access dwindles, America’s “parental-involvement” laws place further restrictions on teenagers, who may need to ask judges for permission to end their pregnancies.
# Military / Global
Putin’s Prison Recruiting Scheme Takes a Big, Desperate Turn: Russian efforts to recruit accused rapists and murderers for Vladimir Putin’s floundering war is now going global, two insiders revealed to The Daily Beast.
Pennsylvania’s first proposed hazardous waste landfill would be near homes and schools: Residents can voice their opinions at an upcoming public hearing or in public comments.
Op-ed: What the media gets wrong about the new world population numbers: The last time that we lived within the productivity limits of our planet was about 50 years ago, that is a problem.
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