The ‘Very, Very Bad Look’ of Remdesivir, the First FDA-approved COVID-19 Drug – Centre for Research on Globalization

A few smaller studies found no impact of treatment on the disease whatsoever. Then, on 15 October—in this month’s decidedly unfavorable news for Gilead—the fourth and largest controlled study delivered what some believed was a coup de grâce: The World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) Solidarity trial showed that remdesivir does not reduce mortality or the time … Continue reading The ‘Very, Very Bad Look’ of Remdesivir, the First FDA-approved COVID-19 Drug – Centre for Research on Globalization

WeWork Forerunner IWG/Regus Restructures its Business, Unleashing Mayhem on Landlords and Investors | Wolf Street

The Kroll analysts warn that although IWG has sought to extract rent deferrals and lease modifications from its landlords, the bankruptcy filing means the company can walk away from its rental obligations. IWG tends to sign leases and file bankruptcy petitions through single-purpose limited liability companies. That means that part of its portfolio can enter … Continue reading WeWork Forerunner IWG/Regus Restructures its Business, Unleashing Mayhem on Landlords and Investors | Wolf Street

Ari Berman: Record Early Voting Suggests Voter Suppression Is Backfiring | The Last Word | MSNBC – YouTube

https://youtu.be/MZiHtOEIZQU(1) Ari Berman: Record Early Voting Suggests Voter Suppression Is Backfiring | The Last Word | MSNBC - YouTube It is now too late to MAIL ballots. Drop off your ballot in person at drop box or local election officials.

A stranded oil tanker at risk of spilling in the Caribbean . . .

Repeating Islands

The full title of this article is “A stranded oil tanker at risk of spilling in the Caribbean looks to be safe — for now.” Jariel Arvin(Vox) writes that the FSO Nabarima’s precarious situation has worried activists and governments for months. [Many thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.]

A stranded oil tanker many feared was on the verge of spilling 1.3 million barrels of crude oil into the Caribbean no longer poses a major environmental risk, Trinidad and Tobago’s government said Wednesday.

But despite the positive assessment, environmental activists and local experts still want the dual-island nation’s government to take proactive measures in case the worst actually happens.

The precarious situation of the Venezuela-flagged oil tanker, the FSO Nabarima, has concerned environmental activists and governments around the world for months. The ship has been stranded in the Gulf of Paria between Venezuela and…

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— NRC deregulation of nuclear waste moves toward dumping in landfills

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From Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility – PEER

For Immediate Release:  Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Contact:  Jeff Ruch (510) 213-7028; Kirsten Stade kstade@peer.org

Deregulation of Rad Waste Disposal Plows Ahead

Decommissioned Reactors OK-ed for Landfills in Big Gift to Nuclear Industry

Washington, DC —The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is finalizing a year-long drive to functionally deregulate disposal of massive amounts of radioactive waste. NRC’s plan would allow commercial nuclear reactors to dump virtually all their radioactive waste, except spent fuel, in local garbage landfills, which are designed for household trash not rad-waste, according to comments filed today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER).

Today marks the end of public comments for an NRC “interpretative rulemaking” that would, in effect, abrogate longstanding requirements that virtually all such waste must be disposed of in licensed radioactive waste sites meeting detailed safety standards and subject to NRC inspection and enforcement. Instead, NRC would…

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— NASA scam declares SSFL exempt from cleanup

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From Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility – PEER

For Immediate Release:  Thursday, October 1, 2020
Contact:  Jeff Ruch (510) 213-7028; Kirsten Stade kstade@peer.org

Nuclear Cleanup Scam on Supremely Contaminated Site

Historic Designation for Santa Susana Lab Excuses Remediation Obligations

Washington, DC— One of the nation’s most highly contaminated sites may escape cleanup by its designation as a cultural district for Native American artifacts,according to formal comments filed today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). This attempted maneuver seeks to expand a small loophole in a legally binding cleanup agreement to exempt the entire nearly 3,000-acre highly contaminated site, which includes a partial nuclear reactor core meltdown, from long overdue remediation.

Santa Susana Field Laboratory is a former nuclear reactor and rocket testing facility, home to a partial nuclear meltdown and numerous other radioactive accidents and toxic chemical releases. It is located in Simi Valley, Ventura County, California, 30…

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90% of Sellafield’s Discharged Plutonium Wastes are on the “Cumbrian Mud Patch” Below which Lies the Coal Mine Plan

Graphic from New Report Published in Science
of the Total Environment “Controls on anthropogenic radionuclide distribution in the Sellafield-impacted Eastern Irish Sea”
Daisy Ray et al.https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969720342893

This information has been sent out to press on numerous occasions. So far it has not been picked up. A letter (another one!!) has just been sent to the Secretary of State reiterating nuclear concerns re the coal mine and asking that he calls Cumbria County Council’s decision in.

PRESS NOTICE

A Nuclear Safety group based in the South Lakes have sent a ‘Nuclear Issues’ Call In letter to the Secretary of State over the Cumbrian Coal Mine
Radiation Free Lakeland’s Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole campaign has repeatedly delayed the start date of the Coal Mine. This delay has, say the nuclear safety group, been achieved by legal challenge with the help of lawyers Leigh Day. The nuclear safety group continue…

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Rogue planet found floating through our galaxy, scientists say | The Independent

Astronomers have found a “rogue” planet floating through our galaxy, untethered to any sun. The “free-floating” world is slightly smaller than Earth, making it the smallest such planet ever to be found. But it could be one of many such rogue planets in the Milky Way, and scientists have suggested they may even outnumber the … Continue reading Rogue planet found floating through our galaxy, scientists say | The Independent

The Vatican Removed 14 Books From the Bible In 1684 With No Real Explanation

However, when this book was originally published it contained 80 books and current editions only have 66, and we have to wonder what exact purpose the removal of 14 books would serve? The Vatican Church or Roman catholic church has been associated with deception for ages. Their atrocities have ranged from genocide many centuries ago against the … Continue reading The Vatican Removed 14 Books From the Bible In 1684 With No Real Explanation

Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi MD, and Prof Mark Crispin On Coronavirus: Killer Virus or Common Flu? Centre for Research on Globalization

Sucharit Bhakdi, MD: If you look at the statistics of how many percent of infected, in terms of the coronavirus, I would ask the audience whether they had any inkling how many percent died. Was it 40 percent? 20 percent? 10 percent? 5 percent? Make a cross when you think you’ve got the answer. I tell … Continue reading Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi MD, and Prof Mark Crispin On Coronavirus: Killer Virus or Common Flu? Centre for Research on Globalization

Jobless Claims: 57.4 Million Americans Have Sought Unemployment Benefits Since Mid-March—Over 1 Million People Filed Last Week

The U.S. has experienced about 20 weeks of overclaims hovering around 1 million Americans filing for unemployment. Roughly 57.4 million Americans have filed for unemployment since mid-March. A “soft landing” is optimistic. The weekly unemployment numbers came out after the Paycheck Protection Program ended. The PPP was part of the multitrillion government stimulus plan that provided … Continue reading Jobless Claims: 57.4 Million Americans Have Sought Unemployment Benefits Since Mid-March—Over 1 Million People Filed Last Week

Capitalism: A Love Story – Documentary Movie By Michael Moore, Dead Peasant Insurance, Movie Transcript and Review; How And Why A Sharing Economy,/Cooperatives Are The Next Step And Evolution In Modern Society And Religions – Self Test; Are You A True Follower Of Christ? | A Green Road Journal

Obscene levels of greed and corruption rule all of society, including politics, religion, business, diseaseuncaring system, education, and more.  Thomas Clark "Politicians like the Clintons, Pelosi, (Biden) and Schumer are creations of Wall Street. That is why they are so virulent about pushing back against the Sanders wing of the Democratic Party. Without Wall Street money, … Continue reading Capitalism: A Love Story – Documentary Movie By Michael Moore, Dead Peasant Insurance, Movie Transcript and Review; How And Why A Sharing Economy,/Cooperatives Are The Next Step And Evolution In Modern Society And Religions – Self Test; Are You A True Follower Of Christ? | A Green Road Journal

21 Civil Rights Lost Under Trump, By Joe Kennedy III – The Tightening of The Noose – Trump Administration Civil and Human Rights Rollbacks Via The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights – Adam Schiff Details Civil Rights Assaults, War On Human Rights, Voting Rights And Freedom – What Is A Post Turtle? | A Green Road Journal

The US in the 2020 election year is a country deep in crisis. It’s been torn apart by the debate on racism, and millions have been infected with the coronavirus. On top of that, its president is pouring oil on the flames with his Twitter tirades. At the beginning of the year, things were looking … Continue reading 21 Civil Rights Lost Under Trump, By Joe Kennedy III – The Tightening of The Noose – Trump Administration Civil and Human Rights Rollbacks Via The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights – Adam Schiff Details Civil Rights Assaults, War On Human Rights, Voting Rights And Freedom – What Is A Post Turtle? | A Green Road Journal

The End Of All Wars; Kellogg–Briand Pact Abolished And Outlawed All Wars; US Signed General Treaty for Renunciation of War as an Instrument of National Policy – US First Strike Policy Is Violating This Treaty And UN Agreements – Pacifist Quakers And Others United Globally To Abolish War | A Green Road Journal

That agreement and treaty, should have spelled the end of all wars. So why did that not happen, and what is the mechanism for creating endless war, via an unconstitutional non declaration of war?Green Shadow Government; "Probably the biggest news story of 1928 was the war-making nations of the world coming together on August 27th and legally … Continue reading The End Of All Wars; Kellogg–Briand Pact Abolished And Outlawed All Wars; US Signed General Treaty for Renunciation of War as an Instrument of National Policy – US First Strike Policy Is Violating This Treaty And UN Agreements – Pacifist Quakers And Others United Globally To Abolish War | A Green Road Journal

Animal Farm By George Orwell – A Story About Animals Who Try To Create A Society Where They Can All Be Equal, Free, And Happy – A Lesson About How Easily Top Down Socialist, Communist, Capitalist Totalitarian Propaganda Can Control Thoughts, Beliefs, Opinions – Full Length Audio Book, Full Movie – Natural Law And Equality | A Green Road Journal

What is the difference between top down, 1 percent controlled Socialism, Communism, and Predatory Capitalism? The book Animal Farm shows what happens when the corrupted 1 percent take over and impose their corrupting absolute power and absolute wealth on the 99 percent. In any top down 1 percent controlled 'ism', the 1 percent at the … Continue reading Animal Farm By George Orwell – A Story About Animals Who Try To Create A Society Where They Can All Be Equal, Free, And Happy – A Lesson About How Easily Top Down Socialist, Communist, Capitalist Totalitarian Propaganda Can Control Thoughts, Beliefs, Opinions – Full Length Audio Book, Full Movie – Natural Law And Equality | A Green Road Journal

Trump Administration Begins Its Final Reign Of Terror To Do List – YouTube

Trump Administration Begins Its Final Reign Of Terror To Do Listhttps://youtu.be/58jIbLSWrPc1) Six Days Before Election, Trump Finalizes Plan for 'Catastrophic' Attack on Largest National Forest(1) Trump Administration Begins Its Final Reign Of Terror To Do List - YouTube

Now That’s What I Call A F*cking Atrocity: Family Separation, Vol. 239 | Full Frontal on TBS – YouTube

https://youtu.be/IXjGoajMvmoIf you thought the nightmare of family separation was over--think again! The Trump administration is still making headlines for the ways its family separation policy wreaks havoc on immigrant children. So if you’re still undecided about voting, it’s time to wake up.(1) Now That’s What I Call A F*cking Atrocity: Family Separation, Vol. 239 | … Continue reading Now That’s What I Call A F*cking Atrocity: Family Separation, Vol. 239 | Full Frontal on TBS – YouTube

The Fed Did a Lot of Talking Yesterday about a Big Bank Failure: Should We Worry?

Now, if you read between the lines of the finalized rule, it would appear that the banks have attempted to game this plan by buying up their own and/or each other’s TLAC debt, thus increasing the very interconnectedness and systemic risk that the federal regulators were trying to avoid. So the federal regulators, including the … Continue reading The Fed Did a Lot of Talking Yesterday about a Big Bank Failure: Should We Worry?

Charles Koch Should Be on the Presidential Debate Stage Tonight, Not Donald Trump

Anyone who has carefully studied the presidency of Donald Trump knows that his job is Distractor in Chief. Investigative reporters for the New York Times have spent endless hours compiling Trump’s tax evasions and unreported foreign bank account in China. The Washington Post has spent endless hours compiling more than 20,000 lies Trump has told … Continue reading Charles Koch Should Be on the Presidential Debate Stage Tonight, Not Donald Trump

The Great American Oil & Gas Massacre: Bankruptcies Hit New Milestone as Bigger Companies Let Go | Wolf Street

The amount of secured and unsecured debts, such as loans and bonds, listed in bankruptcy filings in the third quarter by US oil and gas companies, at $34 billion, pushed the total oil-and-gas bankruptcy debt for 2020 to $89 billion, according to data compiled by law firm Haynes and Boone. And this nine-month total already … Continue reading The Great American Oil & Gas Massacre: Bankruptcies Hit New Milestone as Bigger Companies Let Go | Wolf Street

My Random Walk Down Junk-Bond Minefield: How I Lost 77% after Buying DNR’s Unsecured Bonds at Rock-Bottom 8 Cents on the Dollar | Wolf Street

All in all, here’s the ugly math, even though I’d bought the bonds after they’d already crashed to 7.675 cents on the dollar:Outlay: $448.39Recovery: $105.05, or 23.4%Loss: 76.6%.If I had been an original bondholder and paid face value, my recovery would have been $105.05 from $5000, or a 2.1% recovery – for a loss of … Continue reading My Random Walk Down Junk-Bond Minefield: How I Lost 77% after Buying DNR’s Unsecured Bonds at Rock-Bottom 8 Cents on the Dollar | Wolf Street

Judge says Justice Department cannot defend Trump in E. Jean Carroll rape defamation suit

WASHINGTON — A federal judge in New York ruled Tuesday that the Justice Department cannot step in to shield President Donald Trump from a libel lawsuit filed by a woman who claims he raped her in a New York City department store more than 20 years ago.Second, the judge said, the president's statements about something … Continue reading Judge says Justice Department cannot defend Trump in E. Jean Carroll rape defamation suit

Unlocked Shareholder Value, so to Speak: Job Cuts at Boeing to Reach 30,000. Commercial Airplane Revenue -56%. $5 Billion Go Up in Flames in Q3, $22 Billion since 737 Max Fiasco. | Wolf Street

“We anticipate a workforce of about 130,000 employees by the end of 2021,” Boeing’s CEO Dave Calhoun told employees in a staff note. At the beginning of 2020, Boeing had 160,000 employees. This would mean a reduction of 30,000 employees. About 19,000 job cuts are already expected for 2020. So Boeing added 11,000 cuts to … Continue reading Unlocked Shareholder Value, so to Speak: Job Cuts at Boeing to Reach 30,000. Commercial Airplane Revenue -56%. $5 Billion Go Up in Flames in Q3, $22 Billion since 737 Max Fiasco. | Wolf Street

Jingle Mail Haunts Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities as Property Values Get Slashed Below Loan Amounts | Wolf Street

What options exactly does mall-REIT Washington Prime Group [WPG], now reduced to a penny stock, have when another one of its malls, the 850,000-square foot Oak Court Mall, anchored by Dillard’s and Macy’s, that was once upon a time the premier mall of Memphis, TN, has trouble making the mortgage payment? The mortgage is secured … Continue reading Jingle Mail Haunts Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities as Property Values Get Slashed Below Loan Amounts | Wolf Street

Democrats Propose Stopping Coyotes By Distracting Them With Decoy Roadrunners | The Babylon Bee

EL PASO, TX—After Trump brought attention to the coyote epidemic at the southern border during the debates, Democrats on Twitter are offering unique solutions to the problem, such as setting up decoy roadrunners to distract the coyotes.Democrats Propose Stopping Coyotes By Distracting Them With Decoy Roadrunners | The Babylon Bee

Hero: Man Stranded On Desert Island Still Obediently Wearing His Mask | The Babylon Bee

CARIBBEAN—The U.S. Coast Guard announced today that they discovered a man who has been stranded on a deserted island in the Caribbean Ocean for over 5 months after his boat sunk in a storm. A spokesman for the USCG reported that this heroic man has been responsibly wearing his mask the entire time on the island, … Continue reading Hero: Man Stranded On Desert Island Still Obediently Wearing His Mask | The Babylon Bee

A Quaker Glossary | Reno Friends Quaker Meeting

A Quaker Glossary Here’s a guide to Quaker terminology adapted from the “Faith and Practice” manual of the Pacific Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. We’ve highlighted in bold text a few of the more commonly used terms:Mind the Light – a reminder to seek the guidance of the Inner Light, both to be … Continue reading A Quaker Glossary | Reno Friends Quaker Meeting

Taking flight: the Dialogue method and Quaker practices. – Abigail Garbett

‘Dia’ and ‘logos’ The dialogue method has a long history with evidence to suggest people have been meeting in small groups to talk together since the time of hunter-gatherer societies (Bohm et al., 1991, p. 1). However, in modern Western culture the method has been marginalised in favour of more rational conversation structures such as … Continue reading Taking flight: the Dialogue method and Quaker practices. – Abigail Garbett

Using Quaker Dialogue

You are facilitating a group of twelve stakeholders working to build an agreement about a long-term conservation plan. The group is made up of local elected officials, land owners, and members of local land trusts as well as professional conservationists. Your experience is that some people talk easily and often, while others rarely speak.What participation tool can I use to get … Continue reading Using Quaker Dialogue

21 Civil Rights Lost Under Trump, By Joe Kennedy III – The Tightening of The Noose – Trump Administration Civil and Human Rights Rollbacks Via The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights – Adam Schiff Details Civil Rights Assaults, War On Human Rights, Voting Rights And Freedom – What Is A Post Turtle? | A Green Road Journal

What hopes do voters have going into November’s election? The bitter dispute between Republicans and Democrats and Donald Trump’s divisive style of government has brought democracy in the US to brink of the abyss. The distrust is so great that the Democrats even expect that Trump will reject the election result if he loses. Unimaginable? … Continue reading 21 Civil Rights Lost Under Trump, By Joe Kennedy III – The Tightening of The Noose – Trump Administration Civil and Human Rights Rollbacks Via The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights – Adam Schiff Details Civil Rights Assaults, War On Human Rights, Voting Rights And Freedom – What Is A Post Turtle? | A Green Road Journal

The law of nature

Earth Jurisprudence points to the way that the relationship between humans and the rest of Nature is currently mediated by law. In our legal systems, nature features chiefly as property which can be owned, dominated and plundered by human owners. Individuals and corporate actors are free to destroy ecosystems and cause ecological harm in their … Continue reading The law of nature

Successful Covid Doctor SILENCED by Federal Trade Commission – YouTube

https://youtu.be/_FqITndW4-UDr. David Brownstein has successfully treated more than a hundred patients with Covid 19, without a single fatality. When he published interviews with patients and results of their treatment on his own website, however, he received a letter from the Federal Trade Commission telling him he was violating the law. The FTC wrote: “It is … Continue reading Successful Covid Doctor SILENCED by Federal Trade Commission – YouTube

Quakers And Letting Your Life Speak Through You – Let The Oneness Speak Through Your Life – Admit That You Are Oneness – Be The Change You Are Seeking – FCNL ‘R.A.F.T.’ Lobbying Process – Humanity Is Returning Full Circle To The One | A Green Road Journal

Parker Palmer, a Quaker teacher and activist whom I deeply trust, reflects on his own “further journey”: [There are] moments when it is clear—if I have the eyes to see—that the life I am living is not the same as the life that wants to live in me. In those moments I sometimes catch a … Continue reading Quakers And Letting Your Life Speak Through You – Let The Oneness Speak Through Your Life – Admit That You Are Oneness – Be The Change You Are Seeking – FCNL ‘R.A.F.T.’ Lobbying Process – Humanity Is Returning Full Circle To The One | A Green Road Journal

German Neurologist Warns Against Wearing Facemasks: ‘Oxygen Deprivation Causes Permanent Neurological Damage’

Dr. Margarite Griesz-Brisson MD, PhD is a Consultant Neurologist and Neurophysiologist with a PhD in Pharmacology, with special interest in neurotoxicology, environmental medicine, neuroregeneration and neuroplasticity. This is what she has to say about facemasks and their effects on our brains:“The reinhalation of our exhaled air will without a doubt create oxygen deficiency and a … Continue reading German Neurologist Warns Against Wearing Facemasks: ‘Oxygen Deprivation Causes Permanent Neurological Damage’

“THAT MASK IS GIVING YOU LUNG CANCER” Becky Akers – The Burning Platform

The blue typical mask depicted in the photograph contain Teflon and other chemicals. A Facebook friend reminds us: 1. Masks are “sterilized” with Ethylene Oxide — a known carcinogen. Many teachers in various school boards have been experiencing significant symptoms as a direct result of the effects of this chemical. 2. The masks contain (not … Continue reading “THAT MASK IS GIVING YOU LUNG CANCER” Becky Akers – The Burning Platform

2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1: 350-mile electric off-road SUV priced at $112,595

GM boasts that the Hummer EV will offer four-wheel steering, an adaptive air suspension, an underbody armor system to protect the battery for off-roading. The technical highlights are even more important, including 350+ miles of range, a double-stack 24-module battery estimated at about 200 kilowatt-hours, and the capability to gain 100 miles of range in … Continue reading 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1: 350-mile electric off-road SUV priced at $112,595

OMG

In 2008, Dr. Anthony Fauci co-authored a paper about the Spanish Flu Epidemic that rates as the most devastating modern pandemic. It swept the entire planet in the wake of the First World War and caused millions of deaths.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2599911/ So in studying this major and actual pandemic, what did Dr. Fauci and his colleagues find? … Continue reading OMG

Tech Giants Google, Oracle to Monitor Americans Who Get COVID-19 Vaccine

Given my previous reporting on the use of a nongovernment intermediary for awarding OWS contracts to vaccine companies, it seems likely that Warp Speed contracts awarded to Google and Oracle were made using a similar mechanism. In an Oct. 6 report for The Last American Vagabond, I noted that $6 billion in Warp Speed contracts … Continue reading Tech Giants Google, Oracle to Monitor Americans Who Get COVID-19 Vaccine

Solar Is Cheapest Energy: Renewable Energy vs. Fossil Fuels Cost

In a new report, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says solar is now the cheapest form of electricity for utility companies to build. “The IEA’s main scenario has 43 [percent] more solar output by 2040 than it expected in 2018, partly due to detailed new analysis showing that solar power is 20 [to] 50 [percent] … Continue reading Solar Is Cheapest Energy: Renewable Energy vs. Fossil Fuels Cost