Voices, The Peoples News No. 2023-09-04

Pinamalayan Voices, The Peoples News

secularly September 4, 2023
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate
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# Indigenous
Minnesota to return stolen land to Dakota tribe in historic win for Land Back movement! The Upper Sioux Agency State Park, which stretches over more than two square miles in southwestern Minnesota, is being transferred back to the Upper Sioux tribe in an attempt to atone for crimes of genocide committed before, during, and since the US-Dakota War of 1862.

Land Back: The Indigenous Fight to Reclaim Stolen Lands: Millenia prior to contact with Colonizers, Indigenous Peoples throughout what is now North America and other parts of the globe were the sovereign caretakers of the land; each tribal nation with their own sustainable practices for obtaining natural resources, and mindful preventative measures that limited the chance of environmental catastrophes. However, with the onset of colonization, Indigenous Peoples were forcibly removed from the picture, and racist policies were enacted to prevent tribal nations from carrying out such traditional practices.

# Border / Immigration / Migrants
The Biden admin is ushering tens of thousands of migrants each month to work in the US through key border program: Under the Biden administration, migrants who enter the U.S. through the CBP One app process can apply immediately for an employment authorization document, which allows them to legally work in the U.S., according to DHS.

# Chemicals
U.S. Will Send Depleted Uranium Arms to Ukraine Despite Risk to Civilians: Exposure to radioactive uranium dust could lead to detrimental health risks, including birth defects and cancers. The longevity of the radioactive particles could add to Ukraine’s post-war clean-up challenge. The Biden administration will send controversial armor-piercing munitions containing depleted uranium to Ukraine, according to a document seen by Reuters and separately confirmed by two U.S. officials. The package will be worth between 240 million and 375 million

# Children / Youth
When Child Care Centers Close, Entire Communities Are Effected: As many as 70,000 child care centers are projected to close in the coming months as pandemic-era federal funding ends. Children become scattered, separated from the only caregivers most had ever known. Families are left scrambling to find alternate care in a system known for years-long waiting lists.

# Corporations / Industry
Wealthy Family Seeks to Reopen Plant That Spewed Pollution in Black Communities: Owned by the family of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice, the plant closed in 2021 after years of environmental violations. The family faces a series of new regulatory and financial hurdles — including a push by local regulators to throw the governor’s son in jail over thousands of dollars in unpaid penalties connected to the plant’s pollution.

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
Early lab tests ease fears about new Covid variant: Some early lab tests on the new Covid variant BA.2.86 suggest it may be less contagious and less immune-evasive than initially feared.

These Hospitals Across the U.S. Are Bringing Back Mask Mandates: New COVID variants are fueling hospitalizations and prompting some schools and hospitals to reinstate mask mandates. Others are considering or ruling out the possibility, leaving it up to individuals.

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
US Deficit Skyrockets Thanks To Biden’s Massive Government Spending: This deficit jump is one of the largest in a time outside of major crises such as wars and recessions, and signals a further increase in interest rates and more economic difficulties in the near future. “A debt growing much faster than the economy will drive up interest rates, reduce economic investment, and over time make interest payments the largest federal expenditure — risking a federal debt crisis,” Brian Riedl, an economist at the Manhattan Institute, said

# Education / Schools
The California Megachurch Pushing Public Schools to the Far Right: Chino Valley, the school board’s new direction appears to be spurred on by a man behind the curtain: Shaw’s megachurch pastor Jack Hibbs. On education, he’s claimed that he and his acolytes are “trying to rescue kids from a system that is sexualizing them,” that kids “come out of school questioning their gender but they don’t even know how to do simple math” and “are being raped by the public school system.”

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals
Reduce synthetic fertilizers and improve yields? The microbiome revolution comes to agriculture: Analogous to our rapidly improving knowledge of the human microbiome, advances in understanding the soil microbiome will lead to significant changes to our agricultural practices, improving crop yields while reducing dependency on synthetic nitrogen and the damage it causes to our environment.

# General News
Home insurers cut natural disasters from policies as climate risks grow: In the aftermath of extreme weather, major insurers increasingly no longer offering coverage that homeowners in areas vulnerable to those disasters need most.

Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza hidden corridor seen for first time: The existence of a hidden corridor above the main entrance of the Great Pyramid of Giza has been confirmed, Egyptian antiquities officials have said.

# Gov / Politics / Global
Turkey President ‘declares war’ with Russia after interpreter blunder: Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan dramatically appeared to declare war on a surprised Vladimir Putin when they met today. An “epic mistake” saw a NATO country dramatically declare war on a surprised Vladimir Putin during a summit, after a translator made a clanger. Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was reciting opening remarks at a summit in Sochi when the official interpreter cocked up and said there was a war between Turkey and Russia.

# Gov / Politics
As Hunger Grows Across U.S., GOP Shutdown Threats Imperil Food Aid Programs: Up to 750,000 children, postpartum adults, and others eligible for WIC could be turned away from the program. Republican threats to shut down the federal government if spending isn’t drastically cut have put funding for a critical nutrition aid program at risk as hunger grows across the nation, with the recent lapse of pandemic-era assistance leaving many low-income families struggling to put food on the table.

McCarthy’s pitch to shrink food aid drawing skepticism from fellow Republicans: House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s new debt limit negotiating proposal set to be unveiled Monday morning will include broad moves to restrict food assistance for millions of low-income Americans. His GOP colleagues in the Senate aren’t optimistic any of those measures will survive.

As Republicans Thirst for War With Mexico, Democrats Push to Make Them Vote on It: As invading Mexico becomes a mainstream Republican Party position, a group of Democratic lawmakers introduced a measure on Thursday that would bar a U.S. president from unilaterally taking military action against the country.

New GOP Measure Would Bar Pentagon Assistance to Pakistan: The defense budget amendment would cut off funds to Pakistan amid an ongoing crackdown by the military establishment and its civilian allies.

# Legal / DOJ
Biden DOJ and Federal DC Judge gave man 13 years for manslaughter for shooting (11 Times!) and killing father holding his children, while sending three proud boys J6 defendants to prison for 15, 17 and 18 years with Enrique Tarrio facing 33 years https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/09/biden-doj-federal-dc-judge-gave-man-13/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!0xShi0JA4OqdXh3pEE1SiibCMhBgkjYHji8vXhlV3PQLhcMh_tg8a7TTnf8ZBUWXXZXJOuwKb6FJurOIOGNducV3cCt3ByUU$

New Filings Reveal More Luxury Trips and Payments to Ginni Thomas: The amended disclosures reveal that Thomas was paid nearly $700,000 between 2003 and 2007 by the Heritage Foundation. Working parents are stymied, making impossible decisions around leaving their jobs or cutting back hours.

# Media
U.K. may block Assange’s attendance at appeal to European Court of Human Rights: U.K. officials deny the case is about press freedom, they won’t say if Julian Assange can go to France. Britain’s top court refused WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange permission to appeal against a decision to extradite him to the U.S. to face spying charges. Assange, 50, has sought for years to avoid a trial in the U.S. on a series of charges related to WikiLeaks’ publication of a huge trove of classified documents more than a decade ago.

# Medical / Health
Biden’s new healthcare scheme is socialized medicine in sheep’s clothing: The Biden administration recently announced the next step toward socialized medicine, releasing its list of 10 prescription drugs subject to “negotiation” with the Medicare program. As one might expect from this administration, its latest gambit, while being couched in market-oriented language, will only further entrench the government in its control of the healthcare system.

# Military / DOD
Chinese ‘Gate-Crashers’ Reportedly Trespassed Into U.S. Military Sites And Other Secured Facilities Multiple Times: U.S. officials have recorded up to 100 instances of Chinese nationals—who identified as tourists—entering American military bases and other secured facilities, the Wall Street Journal reported, raising concerns about likely efforts by China to spy on sensitive military information.

# Science
‘Garbage in, garbage out’ — How AI is already skewing news coverage of complicated science issues like the safety of glyphosate: Here’s a great example of how bad reporting and the war on glyphosate play hand-in-hand

Garbage in, Garbage out: The potential pitfalls of Artificial
Intelligence: Andrew Dessler of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M lends his perspective on how AI can affect how we work, teach and learn.

# Security
U.S. Spy Agency dreams of surveillance underwear It’s calling ‘SMART ePANTS,’  Smart Electrically Powered and Networked Textile Systems:  Office of the Director of National Intelligence is throwing $22 million in taxpayer money at developing clothing that records audio, video, and location data.

# UFO Disclosure / Other
NASA Studying Unidentified Aerial Phenomena aka UFOs: NASA has selected 16 individuals to participate in its independent study team on unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAP). Observations of events in the sky that cannot be identified as aircraft or as known natural phenomena are categorized as UAPs.

Mystery objects could be from another planet, or even alien technology: A prominent astrophysicist is refusing to rule out the possibility of objects found at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean coming from another planet, or even being a piece of alien technology. Last week, Harvard professor Avi Loeb revealed his analysis of hundreds of spherules collected by his team in the region where meteorite IM1 was known to have crashed. An unusually rare abundance of beryllium (Be), lanthanum (La), and uranium (U), named BeLaU, suggests they are unlike any meteorites seen before, and do not hail from our own solar system. The findings have yet to be peer reviewed, but have generated much debate across the scientific community.

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