Texas Republicans call for vote on secession in new party platform. That’s not legally possible, experts say.

A Supreme Court Case from 1868, Texas vs. White, also makes the idea of secession improbable. In that case, the justices determined that when Texas “became one of the United States, she entered into an indissoluble relation.”

The court’s decision means that no individual states are now allowed to secede.

“The union between Texas and the other States was as complete, as perpetual, and as indissoluble as the union between the original States. There was no place for reconsideration, or revocation, except through revolution, or through consent of the States,” according to the decision handed down by the justices.

Without consent from the U.S. or by means of revolution, Texas can’t secede from the union.

 

Source: Texas Republicans call for vote on secession in new party platform. That’s not legally possible, experts say.

Growing backlash to deep sea mining is hurting companies in their pockets

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A few weeks ago, I reported on the last meeting of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) in Kingston, and interviewedGreenpeace USA representatives, who attended, on the looming threat of deep sea mining. Despite the ISA being headquartered right here, the issue has sparked very little interest among our local media, who are preoccupied with crime and politics, in that order.

Manganese nodules are tens of millions of years old and are the size of large potatoes. (Photo: NOAA)

I am happy to say that there is a glimmer of hope – partly thanks to the power of civil society, which should never be under-estimated. Some ISA members are also expressing concerns. Opposition to deep sea mining has grown considerably since the last meeting, with the result that the stocks in one major player, Canada-based The Metals Company, have plummeted. This company has put pressure on the extremely tiny…

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Eric Greitens’s “RINO hunting” ad might shake up the Missouri Senate race – Vox

On Monday, the former Missouri governor — who resigned in 2018 amid sexual assault allegations as well as felony charges of invasion of privacy and campaign-related offenses — released a campaign ad in which he called for voters to take up arms and “hunt down” RINOs, or Republicans in name only. Holding a shotgun alongside a team in tactical gear, he says, “Join the MAGA crew. Get a RINO hunting permit. There’s no bagging limit, no tagging limit, and it doesn’t expire until we save our country.”

Source: Eric Greitens’s “RINO hunting” ad might shake up the Missouri Senate race – Vox

Los papeles hablan

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Los papeles hablan. Permanecen envueltos en silencios y en rumores. Contienen lecturas que uno, a veces, no comprende, mensajes que de pronto aparecen y de inmediato se diluyen al mezclarse con las letras y los signos a los que pertenecen. Son hojas que expresan sentimientos e ideas. A mí me ha ocurrido. Conozco los libros y los documentos desde la infancia, cuando, a veces, dejaba los juguetes en el armario y mi mirada, mi atención y mi mente se concentraban en cada línea escrita. Por cierto, desde hace años, consulto páginas amarillentas y quebradizas, escritos apenas legibles, palabras que dicen mucho y que callan tanto. La gente que me conoce, dice que huelo a tinta y a papel. Todos reconocen mi perfume. Escribo y leo. Soy escritor, artista de las letras; pero también leo documentos y libros sobre diferentes…

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US Supreme Court rejects Bayer Roundup case | News | DW | 21.06.2022

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear a case from the Bayer-owned Monsanto group that sought to challenge lawsuits over its allegedly cancer-causing weedkiller Roundup.

The rejection is a blow to Bayer’s attempts to limit the damage from legal payouts over Roundup. Bayer’s lawyers had hoped to shut down thousands of lawsuits over the weedkiller, banking on the conservative majority of the court.

Supreme Court justices left in place a $25 million (roughly €24 million) judgment against Monsanto, brought by a California man who developed cancer after using Roundup over a period of decades.

 

Source: US Supreme Court rejects Bayer Roundup case | News | DW | 21.06.2022

Women more likely to have long COVID, different symptom profile | CIDRAP

For long COVID, females were more likely to experience the condition, with an odds ratio of 1.22 (95% confidence interval, 0.75 to 0.93). Females presented with a variety of symptoms that can include ear, nose, and throat problems and mood disorders, as well as neurological, skin, gastrointestinal and rheumatologic, and fatigue symptoms. In contrast, male patients were significantly more likely to experience endocrinological disorders such as diabetes and kidney disease.

Differences in immune function could drive sex differences in long COVID, the team wrote, noting that women mount a more robust and rapid response, which helps with initial infection but might increase vulnerability to prolonged autoimmune-related diseases.

Understudied long-term consequences

Sex differences in outcomes have been reported during earlier coronavirus outbreaks, so the differences the current study suggests aren’t surprising, the group noted. However, they said that most studies don’t report granular data by sex, which provides insights that might impact treatment.

They urged researchers to share disaggregated data, even if it wasn’t part of the trial’s primary focus, so that other groups can explore differences between the sexes.

 

Source: Women more likely to have long COVID, different symptom profile | CIDRAP

Draft 7 is Ready

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       Finally, Edits to draft 6 are done, draft 7 is ready.
       I’ll be delighted to upload the pdf if anyone wishes to Beta Read for me.
    I look forward to your impressions, Thoughtful (Beta??) Readers.
Shira

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Biden to appoint Mohegan tribe chief Marilynn Malerba as U.S. treasurer – UPI.com

President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that he plans to appoint Marilynn “Lynn” Malerba, the chief of the Mohegan Tribe, as the next U.S. treasurer.

As the treasurer, she would oversee the U.S. Mint, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and Fort Knox, and would work with the Federal Reserve. Her signature, along with that of Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, will appear on the front face of a U.S. paper currency.

 

Source: Biden to appoint Mohegan tribe chief Marilynn Malerba as U.S. treasurer – UPI.com

The Week’s Best Cartoons 6/18

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Yet another week and more of the best political ‘toons from our friend TokyoSand over at Political Charge. Time was that these would make me laugh … and I still take my hat off to the great talents of these cartoonists … but today they make me want to cry more than laugh. Thank you, TS, for all your hard work!

Below is a small sample … be sure to head over to TokyoSand’s place to see … the rest of the story!

See all the ‘toons at Political Charge!!!

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