Archive | December 6, 2016

She has the Ability to Manipulate Resonances*

She has the Ability to Manipulate Resonances*

Austrian Natascha Nikeprelevic is an overtone singer.

This means that she can manipulate the resonances created as air travels from the lungs, past the vocal folds, and out of the lips to produce a multiple-notes melody!

This astonishing overtone aria on the video below called “Towards the Light” was performed by Natascha at Silent Art Festival in 2008, and will let you speechless.

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With this Dao, Overtone Singing is made easy by Natascha Nikeprelevic. A true disciple of Michael Vetter, Natascha revealed in this documentary excerpt the four secret routes to the world of overtones: U – O – A; U – Yu – I; O – er – I; and A – a – ei – I. Yes, with this method everyone can enjoy his/her rich overtones!

Related Topics:

Singing Your own Song – A Source of True Joy and Belonging*

Four Year Old Russian Girl Speaks 7 Languages, including Chinese and Arabic*

My Language is the Window to My Soul

 

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Syria Raps U.N.’s Security Council for Meeting in Support of Terrorists*

Syria Raps U.N.’s Security Council for Meeting in Support of Terrorists*

Syria’s Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar al-Ja’afari has censured the Security Council for permitting representatives of terrorist organizations to call for the convening of an emergency meeting.

During a UNSC emergency session held on Wednesday, Ja’afari also expressed his regrets that three members of the council had drafted a resolution without coordinating with his delegation.

The draft resolution, submitted by Egypt, New Zealand and Spain, calls for a 10-day humanitarian ceasefire in the divided Syrian city of Aleppo.

Aleppo, Syria’s second largest city, remains split between government forces in the west and foreign-backed terrorists in the east, making it a frontline battleground.

 “It is high time to end this political theatre” said Ja’afari, while noting that militant groups were still active in Syria and were using civilians as human shields in Aleppo.

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Related Topics:

Syrian Army Regains Full Control Over Al-Tall City of 60,000 in Damascus*

U.N. Passes Resolution Urging Israel to Leave Syria’s Golan Heights*

Erdogan Comes Face to Face with U.S., Russia in Syria*

Russian-backed Syrian Operation Saves 80,000+ Civilians*

Syrian Army Liberates Northern Part of Aleppo City, Delivers Devastating Blow to Terrorists*

Iraqi Forces Kill over 950 ISIS Terrorists in Mosul*

French Draft Resolution on Syria Reflects its Longing for its Colonial History in Africa*

Egypt Busts Int’l Organ Trafficking Network*

Egypt Busts Int’l Organ Trafficking Network*

Main building of Egypt’s Administrative Control Authority in Cairo

Main building of Egypt’s Administrative Control Authority in Cairo

 

Egyptian authorities have busted a network of organ trafficking, saying the large international group allegedly bought organs from poor Egyptians and sold them to customers from other countries.

Egypt’s Administrative Control Authority said in a statement on Tuesday that the group of organ traffickers included university professors and doctors from Egypt and other Arab countries.

“Today at dawn, the largest international network for trading human organs has been captured,” said the statement.

In addition to university professors and doctors, owners of medical centers, intermediaries and brokers were also among the 25 detainees.

The Egyptian authority, which tracks corruption cases in the country’s state institutions, said the network was taking “advantage of some of the citizens’ difficult economic conditions so that they buy their human organs and sell it for large sums of money.”

The statement said those arrested possessed “millions of dollars and gold bullion.”

A report in 2010 by the World Health Organization named Egypt as one of the top five countries in illegal organ trade. The announcement prompted Egypt’s parliament to pass a law that banned commercial trade in organs as well as transplants between Egyptians and foreigners, except in cases of husband and wife.

The United Nations has also issued reports saying that Egyptians are still involved in illegal organs trade. The reports claim that hundreds of poor Egyptians sell their kidneys and livers each year to pay for their food and debts.

There were also reports in 2012 showing that refugees in the Sinai were being “killed for the traffic of organs.”

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Related Topics:

Africans Found Butchered Organs Removed In Egypt*

Israel is the Organ Harvesting and Human Trafficking Global Ringleader, with Help from U.S. and Turkey*

Parents Pressured into Donating Organs of their 4 Month Old Baby After Receiving 7 Vaccine Doses*

Some Refugees Are Being Sold For Organs*

Rape and Organ Theft in Turkish Refugee Camps*

Israel Harvesting Slain Palestinians’ Organs*

Obama Endorses Planned Parenthood’s Cash-For-Organs Scheme*

So ‘no one eats alone’ Muslim-owned Restaurant Offering Elderly and Homeless Free Meals on Christmas Day*

So ‘no one eats alone’ Muslim-owned Restaurant Offering Elderly and Homeless Free Meals on Christmas Day*

By Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith

A Muslim-owned restaurant in London is offering a three-course meal to homeless and elderly people on Christmas Day so that “no one eats alone”.

Shish Restaurant, in Sidcup, is asking local residents to spread the word of its offer and has put up posters saying “We are here to sit with you” on 25 December.

The restaurant urged people to share its plan through social media – where the initiative was widely praised.

Vicky Lanfear wrote on Facebook: “This is the most selfless gesture I have ever seen and they should be recognised as a pillar of the community.”

Suzannah Harris added: “What a lovely gesture; a restaurant that gives something back instead of merely seeing Xmas as a time to cash in. Will definitely visit in the new year if ever in the area.”

Linda Leach wrote: “There is still kindness in this world. Amazing people.”

The gesture also received a positive reaction on Twitter, where one user posted: “A wonderful gesture. Now that’s REAL community spirit! God Bless them.”

Another user, called Sally Barnes, posted: “These are the kind of acts that the Muslims I know carry out with generosity. Someone tell the Daily Mail please!”

The free three-course meal is available between 12pm and 6pm on Christmas Day. It includes a soup and Cacik as a starter, a choice of chicken casserole, vegetable casserole or a chicken shish as a main dish, and rice pudding for dessert.

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Related Topics:

93k UK Children Go Hungry*

Britain’s Hunger Crisis Sparks First Student-Led Food Bank*

29 Year Old Woman Uses Coupons to Feed Thousands*

Olympic Chefs Feeding Rio’s Poor*

Starvation Is an Imperial Resource for Britain*

Italy’s Supreme Court Rules Stealing Food Is Not A Crime If the Person Is Poor and Hungry*

Navajo Nation Sues U.S. Govt for $160mn over Colorado Mine Spill*

Navajo Nation Sues U.S. Govt for $160mn over Colorado Mine Spill*

Aug. 6, 2015 – Durango, Colorado, U.S. – People kayak in the Animas River near Durango, Colo., in water colored from a mine waste spill. © Jerry Mcbride / Zumapress / Global Look Press

The Navajo Nation has filed a $160 million lawsuit against the U.S. government for damages and ongoing injuries caused by an August 2015 mine spill which released millions of gallons of toxic waste near the tribe’s territory.

The filing, announced in a Monday press release, claims that the Gold King Mine spill negatively impacted communities along the San Juan River on Navajo Nation territory when it released millions of gallons of toxic waste – including lead, arsenic, and mercury – into the nearby Animas River, ultimately transforming the connecting San Juan River from a “life-giver and protector” to a “threat” to the Navajo people, crops, and animals.

“In particular, it has impaired our ability to maintain the cultural, ceremonial, and spiritual practices that undergird the Navajo way of life. Through this claim and our corresponding lawsuit, we are demanding that the US government finally provide the Navajo Nation relief,” Navajo Nation Attorney General Ethel Branch said in the release, according to USA Today.

The lawsuit is aimed at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which has claimed responsibility for the spill. It seeks $159 million in damages, as well as an additional sum of around $3.2 million to cover expenses already submitted to the EPA which have yet to be reimbursed.

The Animas River in Colorado turned orange with toxins after a spill sent a million gallons of mine waste into a waterway.... (Photo: La Plata County Emergency Management)

The Animas River in Colorado turned orange with toxins after a spill sent a million gallons of mine waste into a waterway…. (Photo: La Plata County Emergency Management)

A seven-page letter from the tribe to the EPA claims officer Kenneth Redden describes what happened the day of the spill, noting that “shortly after beginning the excavation, the operator hit a spurt of water. Within minutes, a massive volume of toxic water poured out of the mine uncontrollably.”

It also mentions video footage during the blowout at the mine near Silverton, Colorado, in which a worker reportedly said “What do we do now?” It goes on to accuse the EPA of having “insufficient emergency protocols in place” and being “entirely unprepared to deal with the colossal damage it had unleashed.”

The letter also claims the agency failed to notify the reservation’s residents of the spill for “nearly two days,” and accuses it of ignoring the “years-long buildup of contaminants in the Gold King Mine, despite being on notice of the risk of a blowout.”

The document stresses that the spill “continues to harm the Navajo Nation and will do so for years to come,” noting the ongoing need for medical monitoring, mental health counseling, ecological monitoring, and other programs aimed at identifying and addressing the “near and long-term impacts on the environment and Navajo people.”

The newest filing comes just four months after the Navajo Nation filed a separate suit against the EPA in August.

The mine spill ultimately tainted waters in Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah. The Navajo Nation is present in two of those states – southwestern Utah and northwestern New Mexico. The territory, which spans 27,425 square miles, also occupies portions of northeastern Arizona.

The Monday press release came just one day after the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe announced it had emerged victorious in its fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline, stating that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will not grant permission for the disputed pipeline to cross Lake Oahe, and that alternative routes are being studied.

The pipeline, which the tribe argued would threaten the community’s drinking water and damage sites of sacred significance, was the subject of a fierce standoff between protesters and local authorities, with many officers accused of using violent measures against peaceful demonstrators in recent weeks.

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Related Topics:

Navajo Nation Is Suing the EPA over Colorado’s Mining Catastrophe*

EPA from Congress on Toxic Mine waste Spilt 7n Indigenous Waterways*

EPA which Spilt 3 Million Gallons of Toxic Waste Uses Oily Tanks to Deliver Potable Water to Navajos*

Cherokee Nation Sues U.S. Govt over Trust Fund Mismanagement*

Oil Company States They Will Defy Army Corps Order in Standing Rock*

Rivers Run Blackened by Big Oil in Peru, which the Indigenous are Left to Clean-up*

Forced Psychiatric Treatments Expanded under Fast Track Bill Before Senate*

Forced Psychiatric Treatments Expanded under Fast Track Bill Before Senate*

By Citizens Commission on Human Rights International

URGENT ACTION ALERT

On November 30th, the House passed HR 34, a 996-page bill, known as the 21st Century Cures Act. They are now rushing to get it introduced and passed by the Senate on Monday, December 5th, at 5:30 EST. This bill must be defeated because it contains some very dangerous provisions relating to psychiatric treatments.  This is an urgent call to action as we must let our Senators know that they need to oppose it.

TALKING POINTS ON WHY THIS BILL MUST BE OPPOSED:

  • It drastically broadens the criteria for who qualifies for forced psychiatric treatment.  For example, if you are labeled mentally ill, you can be court-ordered for psychiatric treatment just because you are “substantially unlikely to voluntarily participate in treatment.”  All states already have their own laws regarding involuntary treatment and so there is no need for Federal legislation, especially with such dangerously broad language.
  • It undermines FDA regulations that are essential for making sure medical and drug research is conducted ethically, scientifically and safely.  Meaning it could cost lives.
  • Additionally, this 996-page bill is being fast-tracked through as it is being introduced with no time for the Senators to fully study and understand the broad implications of it.

If you live in the United States, we need you to do the following, very simple actions-it will take you less than 10 minutes:

  1. Find your Senators (you have TWO) at the end of this e-mail. They are listed alphabetically by state.
  2. Call the listed numbers and, using any or all of the above talking points, tell them you want to urge the Senator to vote NO on HR 34.  Note: Calls are the most effective way to make your voice heard.
  3. Click on the contact link for each of your TWO senators. This brings you to a form to fill out which you follow the steps to email your message that you want them to vote NO on HR 34.
  4. Forward this e-mail to ALL family members, friends, or colleagues that live in the United States and urge them to do the same.
    Please make your calls and send your e-mails right away, then e-mail us back to let us know you have done so.

Sincerely,
Carla Moxon
Director of Public Activities
CCHR International
www.cchrint.org
800-869-2247

Statement from Educate. Advocate. Regarding Special Needs Concerns

Some of the problems with the 21st Century Cures Act – There are many problems with this bill that specifically hurt the disability and special needs community.

Provisions for home care providers create big brother mechanisms in (IHSS) In Home Supportive Services with the creation of the electronic visit verification system

(5) In this subsection:

“(A) The term ‘electronic visit verification system’ means, with respect to personal care services or home health care services, a system under which visits conducted as part of such services are electronically verified with respect to—

“(i) the type of service performed;

“(ii) the individual receiving the service;

“(iii) the date of the service;

“(iv) the location of service delivery;

“(v) the individual providing the service; and

“(vi) the time the service begins and ends.

Makes it easier for electric shock “therapy” fast tracked as a cure for autism as well and other conditions

…”lobbyists are pushing for a Senate vote this coming week on a bill called “The 21st Century Cures Act” – or HR 34 in its newly “amended” form. The law calls for skipping scientifically sound safety testing of new medical devices in the guise of helping desperate cases, but it would result in harmful and potentially deadly new gadgets being rolled out for use on the general population.

If passed and signed into law, ECT shock machines could become as commonly available and used as electric wheelchairs.” Citizens Commission on Human Rights Florida http://www.cchrflorida.org/something-worse-than-electroshock-therapy/

Further commentary on ECT and the 21st Century Cures Act from CCHC Florida http://www.cchrflorida.org/21st-century-cures-act-hidden-dangers/

Huntington Post in their article Washington’s Horrible Mental Health Legislation states, “included in the 21st Century Cures Act (Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act) hurts rather than helps

Learn more about Educate. Advocate.

LIST OF U.S. SENATORS, IN ORDER BY STATE:

Murkowski, Lisa – (R – AK)
709 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-6665
Contact: www.murkowski.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact

Sullivan, Daniel – (R – AK)
702 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3004
Contact: www.sullivan.senate.gov/contact/email

Sessions, Jeff – (R – AL)
326 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4124
Contact: www.sessions.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-jeff

Shelby, Richard C. – (R – AL)
304 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5744
Contact: www.shelby.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/emailsenatorshelby

Boozman, John – (R – AR)</d
141 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510(202) 224-4843
Contact: www.boozman.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact

Cotton, Tom – (R – AR)
124 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2353
Contact: www.cotton.senate.gov/?p=contact

Flake, Jeff – (R – AZ)
413 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4521
Contact: www.flake.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-jeff

McCain, John – (R – AZ)
218 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2235
Contact: www.mccain.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-form

Boxer, Barbara – (D – CA)
112 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3553
Contact: www.boxer.senate.gov/?p=shareyourviews

Feinstein, Dianne – (D – CA
331 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3841
Contact: www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me

Bennet, Michael F. – (D – CO)
261 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5852
Contact: www.bennet.senate.gov/?p=contact

Gardner, Cory – (R – CO)
354 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5941
Contact: www.gardner.senate.gov/contact-cory/email-cory

Blumenthal, Richard – (D – CT)
706 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2823
Contact: www.blumenthal.senate.gov/contact/

Murphy, Christopher – (D – CT)
136 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4041
Contact: www.murphy.senate.gov/contact

Carper, Thomas R. – (D – DE)
513 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2441
Contact: www.carper.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-senator-carper

Coons, Christopher A. – (D – DE
127A Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5042
Contact: www.coons.senate.gov/contact

Nelson, Bill – (D – FL)
716 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5274
Contact: www.billnelson.senate.gov/contact-bill

Rubio, Marco – (R – FL)
284 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3041
Contact: www.rubio.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact

Isakson, Johnny – (R – GA)
131 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3643
Contact: www.isakson.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-me

Perdue, David – (R – GA)
383 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3521
Contact: www.perdue.senate.gov/connect/email

Hirono, Mazie K. – (D – HI)
330 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-6361
Contact: www.hirono.senate.gov/contact

Schatz, Brian – (D – HI
722 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3934
Contact: www.schatz.senate.gov/contact

Ernst, Joni – (R – IA)
111 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3254
Contact: www.ernst.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact

Grassley, Chuck – (R – IA)
135 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3744
Contact: www.grassley.senate.gov/contact

Crapo, Mike – (R – ID)
239 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-6142
Contact: www.crapo.senate.gov/contact/email.cfm

Risch, James E. – (R – ID)
483 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2752
Contact: www.risch.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Email

Durbin, Richard J. – (D – IL)
711 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2152
Contact: www.durbin.senate.gov/contact/

Kirk, Mark – (R – IL)
524 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2854
Contact: www.kirk.senate.gov/?p=contact

Coats, Daniel – (R – IN)
493 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5623
Contact: www.coats.senate.gov/contact/

Donnelly, Joe – (D – IN)
720 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4814
Contact: www.donnelly.senate.gov/contact/email-joe

Moran, Jerry – (R – KS)
521 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-6521
Contact: www.moran.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-jerry

Roberts, Pat – (R – KS)
109 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4774
Contact: www.roberts.senate.gov/public/?p=EmailPat

McConnell, Mitch – (R – KY
317 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2541
Contact: www.mcconnell.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=contact

Paul, Rand – (R – KY)
167 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4343
Contact: www.paul.senate.gov/connect/email-rand

Cassidy, Bill – (R – LA)
703 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5824
Contact: www.cassidy.senate.gov/contact

Vitter, David – (R – LA)
516 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4623
Contact: www.vitter.senate.gov/contact

Markey, Edward J. – (D – MA)
255 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2742
Contact: www.markey.senate.gov/contact

Warren, Elizabeth – (D – MA
317 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4543
Contact: www.warren.senate.gov/?p=email_senator

Cardin, Benjamin L. – (D – MD)
509 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4524
Contact: www.cardin.senate.gov/contact/

Mikulski, Barbara A. – (D – MD)
503 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4654
Contact: www.mikulski.senate.gov/contact/

Collins, Susan M. – (R – ME)
413 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2523
Contact: www.collins.senate.gov/contact

King, Angus S., Jr. – (I – ME)
133 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5344
Contact: www.king.senate.gov/contact

Peters, Gary C. – (D – MI)
724 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-6221
Contact: www.peters.senate.gov/contact/email-gary

Stabenow, Debbie – (D – MI)
731 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4822
Contact: www.stabenow.senate.gov/?p=contact

Franken, Al – (D – MN)
309 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5641
Contact: www.franken.senate.gov/?p=contact

Klobuchar, Amy – (D – MN)
302 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3244
Contact: www.klobuchar.senate.gov/public/contact-amy

Blunt, Roy – (R – MO
260 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5721
Contact: www.blunt.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-roy

McCaskill, Claire – (D – MO)
730 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-6154
Contact: www.mccaskill.senate.gov/contact

Cochran, Thad – (R – MS)
113 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5054
Contact: www.cochran.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-me

Wicker, Roger F. – (R – MS)
555 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-6253
Contact: www.wicker.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact

Daines, Steve – (R – MT)
320 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2651
Contact: www.daines.senate.gov/connect/email-steve

Tester, Jon – (D – MT)
311 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2644
Contact: www.tester.senate.gov/?p=email_senator

Burr, Richard – (R – NC)
217 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3154
Contact: www.burr.senate.gov/contact/email

Tillis, Thom – (R – NC)
>185 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-6342
Contact: www.tillis.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-me

Heitkamp, Heidi – (D – ND
110 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2043
Contact: www.heitkamp.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact

Hoeven, John – (R – ND)
338 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2551
Contact: www.hoeven.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-the-senator

Fischer, Deb – (R – NE)
454 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-6551
Contact: www.fischer.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact

Sasse, Ben – (R – NE)
386A Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4224
Contact: www.sasse.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-ben

Ayotte, Kelly – (R – NH
144 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3324
Contact: www.ayotte.senate.gov/?p=contact

Shaheen, Jeanne – (D – NH)
506 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2841
Contact: www.shaheen.senate.gov/contact/

Booker, Cory A. – (D – NJ)
359 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3224
Contact: www.booker.senate.gov/?p=contact

Menendez, Robert – (D – NJ)
528 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4744
Contact: www.menendez.senate.gov/contact

Heinrich, Martin – (D – NM)
303 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5521
Contact: www.heinrich.senate.gov/contact

Udall, Tom – (D – NM)
531 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-6621
Contact: www.tomudall.senate.gov/?p=contact

Heller, Dean – (R – NV)
324 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-6244
Contact: www.heller.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-form

Reid, Harry – (D – NV)
522 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3542
Contact: www.reid.senate.gov/contact

Gillibrand, Kirsten E. – (D – NY)
478 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4451
Contact: www.gillibrand.senate.gov/contact/

Schumer, Charles E. – (D – NY)
322 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-6542
Contact: www.schumer.senate.gov/contact/email-chuck

Brown, Sherrod – (D – OH)
713 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2315
Contact: www.brown.senate.gov/contact/

Portman, Rob – (R – OH)
448 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3353
Contact: www.portman.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact?p=contact

Inhofe, James M. – (R – OK)
205 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4721
Contact: www.inhofe.senate.gov/contact

Lankford, James – (R – OK)
316 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5754
Contact: www.lankford.senate.gov/contact/email0

Merkley, Jeff – (D – OR)
313 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3753
Contact: www.merkley.senate.gov/contact/

Wyden, Ron – (D – OR)
221 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5244
Contact: www.wyden.senate.gov/contact/

Casey, Robert P., Jr. – (D – PA)
393 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-6324
Contact: www.casey.senate.gov/contact/

Toomey, Patrick J. – (R – PA)
248 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4254
Contact: www.toomey.senate.gov/?p=contact

Reed, Jack – (D – RI)
728 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4642
Contact: www.reed.senate.gov/contact/

Whitehouse, Sheldon – (D – RI
530 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2921
Contact: www.whitehouse.senate.gov/contact/

Graham, Lindsey – (R – SC)
290 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5972
Contact: www.lgraham.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-senator-gr

Scott, Tim – (R – SC)
520 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-6121
Contact: www.scott.senate.gov/contact/email-me

Rounds, Mike – (R – SD)
502 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5842
Contact: www.rounds.senate.gov/contact/email-mike

Thune, John – (R – SD)
511 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2321
Contact: www.thune.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact

Alexander, Lamar – (R – TN)
455 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4944
Contact: www.alexander.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Email

Corker, Bob – (R – TN)
425 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3344
Contact: www.corker.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/emailme

Cornyn, John – (R – TX)
517 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2934
Contact: www.cornyn.senate.gov/contact

Cruz, Ted – (R – TX)
404 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5922
Contact: www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=email_senator

Hatch, Orrin G. – (R – UT)
104 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5251
Contact: www.hatch.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact?p=Email-Orrin

Lee, Mike – (R – UT)
361A Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5444
Contact: www.lee.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact

Kaine, Tim – (D – VA)
231 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4024
Contact: www.kaine.senate.gov/contact

Warner, Mark R. – (D – VA)
475 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2023
Contact: www.warner.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Contact

Leahy, Patrick J. – (D – VT)
437 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4242
Contact: www.leahy.senate.gov/contact/

Sanders, Bernard – (I – VT)
332 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5141
Contact: www.sanders.senate.gov/contact/

Cantwell, Maria – (D – WA)
511 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3441
Contact: www.cantwell.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-maria

Murray, Patty – (D – WA)
154 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2621
Contact: www.murray.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contactme

Baldwin, Tammy – (D – WI)
717 Hart Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5653
Contact: www.baldwin.senate.gov/feedback

Johnson, Ron – (R – WI)
328 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5323
Contact: www.ronjohnson.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-the-sena

Capito, Shelley Moore – (R – WV)
172 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-6472
Contact: www.capito.senate.gov/contact/contact-shelley

Manchin, Joe, III – (D – WV)
306 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3954
Contact: www.manchin.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-form

 

According to the HealthAffairs org article The Current 21st Century Cures Legislation is Still a Bad Deal for Patients,

“Fast tracking drugs and products to the market as the 21st Century Cures Act allows hurts rather than helps …”we believe the bill’s potential benefits and modestly enhanced funding for scientific advancement are far outweighed by the increased risk of patient harm, and added pressure on the FDA to rush new products to market without adequate evidence. The current 21st Century Cures Act would not drive innovation. Instead, it represents a poor deal for patients.”

And, just in time, the Washington Post did a puff piece to normalize electric shock therapy on those with autism http://ow.ly/fJ7U306wdAT

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Trump to Privatize Native Land*

Trump to Privatize Native Land*

Protesters demonstrate against the Energy Transfer Partners’ Dakota Access oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in Cannon Ball, North Dakota. | Photo: Reuters

 

Just days after Standing Rock Sioux tribe members celebrated a victory in halting the pipeline, Trump’s team announces their controversial plans.

In the most recent attempt to strip Indigenous people of the riches buried under their ancestral lands, a new coalition of advisers on Native American issues to President-elect Donald Trump has suggested privatizing tribal lands.

Though there are more than 56 million acres of tribal land currently under the administration of the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, each reservation is governed by tribal leaders as sovereign nations. Hundreds of treaties signed between 1778 and 1871 have seen to it that decisions on how to use and allot land rest solely on tribal members.

However, great riches including oil, gas and coal reserves lie underneath the various Indigenous reservations – about 20%, in fact, according to a 2008 Bureau of Indian Affairs testimony given before Congress. In 2009, the Council of Energy Resource Tribes, an Indigenous energy consortium, estimated these were worth over $1.5 trillion.

If Trump’s 27-member Native American Affairs Coalition were to have their way, these lands would be transferred from tribal control to the real estate market, where non-Indigenous people could potentially buy them, something currently prohibited by the BIA.

Though no details have been provided on how land ownership or mineral rights would be allotted, all that’s been proposed by one of Trump’s members is that it be done “with an eye towards protecting sovereignty.” They have also claimed that privatizing tribal lands would help tribes navigate more easily through the thick bureaucratic red tape they face if they want to exploit resources.

Though some tribes have entered into mining and drilling deals with private companies in order to ease the poverty in their communities, they have still failed to fully enjoy the oil and gas boom the region saw over the last decade. Much of that has been the result of poor management by the BIA, which hindered energy development and resulted in lost revenue, a 2015 report from the Government Accountability Office found, according to Reuters.

But that’s hard for many to believe, given Trump’s open support for the North Dakota Access pipeline, whose progress was recently hindered as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers look for alternate routes after months of protest. Trump’s team has already suggested they would do everything they can to reverse that decision.

Indigenous people have also cited previous cases where land-privatization has led towards lost of their sovereignty and culture. One such example was the Dawes Act of 1887, which offered Indigenous peoples private lots in exchange for becoming U.S. citizens. This resulted in more than 90 million acres of land lost between the 1880s and 1930s, Reuters reported.

Members of the coalition team said the finalized proposal could be in tabled in Congress by next year.

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