Voices, The Peoples News No. 2023-09-18

Voices, The Peoples News

September 18, 2023
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 to Inform and Educate
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# Archaeology
Archaeologists reveal largest paleolithic cave art site in Eastern Iberia: Archaeologists have discovered a major paleolithic cave art site, arguably the most important found on the Eastern Iberian Coast in Europe. More than 100 ancient paintings and engravings, thought to be at least 24,000 years old, have been found in a 500 meter-long cave in ‘Cova Dones’ or ‘Cueva Dones,’a site located in Millares near Valencia in Spain.

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
U.S. National Debt Tops $33 Trillion: The national debt hit a new milestone Monday, topping $33 trillion for the first time, according to data published by the Treasury Department. A stark reminder of the country’s shaky fiscal trajectory at a moment when Washington faces the prospect of a government shutdown this month amid another fight over federal spending.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals A report finds 36 major transmission projects are on the cusp of being built across the U.S., with the potential to create as many as 3.3 million jobs and carry as much as 187 GW of new clean energy.

Tens of thousands of people marched in New York City and across the U.S. Sunday to demand President Biden and other world leaders to end fossil fuels ahead of this week’s UN Climate Ambition Summit. The big picture: Several of the speakers at the New York event that kicked off Climate Week NYC took aim at the Biden administration for approving new oil and gas drilling permits.

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure Biden admin unleashes 50-year mining, oil drilling ban across thousands of acres in New Mexico: More than 4,000 acres would be protected under a land withdrawal proposed by the Interior Department.

# Gov / Politics
House Republicans Put Forth Short-Term Deal To Fund Government: The short-term measure, known as a continuing resolution, would fund the government through Oct. 31 and cut nearly 1% from current spending levels. The Defense Department and Veterans Affairs would not see their funding levels slashed, though the other agencies would have their budgets temporarily cut by roughly 8%.

Ron DeSantis is running for president. Is he Trump 2.0, or the Never Trump savior? In reality, the Florida governor’s career is full of opportunistic shifts toward whichever cause will benefit him most. With Ron DeSantis officially filing his paperwork to challenge Donald Trump for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination Wednesday, the media will be awash in attempts to explain who he “really” is. Is he an incipient authoritarian, or is he really just a typical Republican? In my view, he can be either depending on what’s in his interest at the time.

U.S. And Iran Trade Detainees After Qatar Deal Unfreezes $6 Billion:  Five U.S. detainees flew out of Iran on Monday in a swap for five Iranians held in the U.S. in a rare deal between the arch enemies that also unfroze $6 billion of Tehran’s funds.

U.S. Seeks to Build Network of Like-Minded Nations in Indo-Pacific: Contrary to Chinese claims, there is no U.S. effort to establish a “NATO-like” organization in the Indo-Pacific.

US strengthens Asian alliances with an eye toward China: The U.S. is expanding it military presence in Asia, in a string of moves aimed at countering Beijing and reassuring Indo-Pacific allies that America will stand with them against threats from China and North Korea. The U.S. actions stretch from Japan to the Solomon Islands.

Zelensky to Visit D.C. as Congress Debates Billions of Additional Dollars for Ukraine: Zelensky will address the United Nations General Assembly in person for the first time since Russia’s invasion in early 2022. He’ll then travel from New York to Washington, D.C., for talks with President Biden and congressional leaders.

# Law Enforcment
Texas Lawman Linked to Oath Keepers Convicted After Violating Inmate Rights: Sheriff Jeff Lyde, a Texas sheriff with links to the Oath Keepers has been convicted of “official oppression” for the mistreatment of detainees in his jail in 2021, one of whom allegedly staged a suicide attempt.

# Medical Alternatives / Herbology
Why Dandelion roots are the most important part of the plant, and why they deserve a place of honor in our gardens, kitchens, and herbal medicine cabinets. They consist of several parts, including the leaves, stems, flowers, and roots. Each of these components plays a unique role in the plant’s life cycle and human interactions.

# Space
‘Hidden structures’ discovered deep beneath the dark side of the moon: Scientists map 1,000 feet of hidden ‘structures’ deep below the dark side of the moon. With data from China’s Chang’e-4 rover, scientists were able to visualize the upper 1,000 feet of the moon’s surface for the first time. Their results reveal billions of years of previously hidden lunar history. Their results, which were published Aug. 7 in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, reveal billions of years of previously hidden lunar history.
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# Technology
Google Founder and Silicon Valley Artificial Intelligence Engineers: ‘We’re Creating God’

AI experts are increasingly afraid of what they’re creating: AI gets smarter, more capable, and more world-transforming every day. Here’s why that might not be a good thing.

‘Godfather of A.I.’ leaves Google after a decade to warn society of technology he’s touted: Geoffrey Hinton, known as the ‘godfather of AI,’ is leaving his role at Google and plans to warn of the risks of the technology he’s long promoted. Hinton told CNBC that he now thinks digital intelligence can “acquire hugely more knowledge than any individual biological agent.”

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