Detonating Democrats and Terrorizing Trees
Welcome all ye faithful listeners to our USA Really daily podcast for October 25 and get ready for your quick rundown of the news and analyses you can find on our site today, to whet your appetite a bit. We’ve got a healthy variety of news for you today, including more tales of those pesky Russian trolls, and the lowdown on all those mysterious packages politicians have been getting.
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Our opinion piece today is another one from one of our regular authors Pradeep Banerjee entitled, “'Largest Living Thing,' an 80,000-year-old Utah Forest, Is Dying. It’s Time for Us to Act to Save It.” The 'largest living thing' on Earth is dying due to reckless human interference, scientists have revealed. Pando (Latin for “I spread out” ), the “Trembling Giant,” as it is popularly known, is a sprawling carpet of vibrant green-yellow quaking aspens connected by one sprawling root system that occupies more than 100 acres outside the Fishlake National Forest in Utah. Although scientists don't exactly know how old it is, most estimates put at approximately 80,000 years. While the death of mature stems is always a problem, it seems the trees’ regenerative roots responsible for resilience are also under attack now, and it’s our fault! “It would be a shame to witness the significant reduction of this iconic forest when reversing this decline is realizable, should we demonstrate the will to do so,” says Paul Rogers, an adjunct professor at Utah State University and the Director of the Western Aspen Alliance. But what are we doing to hurt this beautiful forest? What can we do to help it? Well for that, you’re going to have to check out the full piece!
Onto the news!
As usual, we want to kick off our news with a look back at “This Day in History.” On this day in 1940, Benjamin Oliver Davis Sr. became the first African American General in history. That’s a pretty awesome achievement! He served in all significant conflicts the U.S. was involved in the first part of the 20th century, including the Philippine-American War, the First World War and, of course, the Second World War, as an attaché in Liberia. He also worked as a professor at Tuskegee University in Alabama from 1920 to 1924, where he taught military science and tactics. And then his son even became the first black General in the Air Force! What a family! And the invasion of Grenada went down on this day in 1983, and an unfortunate bus-train collision in Fox River Grove, IL left 7 dead and 21 wounded on this day in 1995.
And hey all you Oregonians out there—get yourselves prepared, because researchers are predicting a big ol’ earthquake there. Researchers from Portland State University and the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries have conducted research and discovered a network of active geological faults on Mt. Hood in Oregon. According to the research results, the consequences of such faults can be unpredictable, up to an earthquake capable of destroying most of the state. Researchers added that the faults extend north and south of the mountain and could trigger a 7.2-magnitude earthquake. These faults are literally beneath y’alls feet out there! Thankfully, I’ve never had to experience an earthquake, and I hope I never do, but I hope everyone who does will be safe!
And more news about American hunting down those wascally Wussian twolls! We told you before how Facebook and several other media platforms have given USA Really and other Russian companies the boot, and about how the U.S. is accusing a simple Russian accountant of election meddling, and now supposed employees of the “National Cyber Security Division” are harassing Federal News Agency employees via text message! It sounds surreal. “We know who you are, and we don’t like it,” one of the messages reads. We called one of the numbers back, but the man who picked up refused to identify himself, saying it’s a state secret. Could just as well be a prank–does the U.S. government really operate via text? Who knows. I certainly have no insight into the squirrely ways of the feds. But if it is the government, is this really a good way to be spending tax payers’ money? Well, head on over to our piece for the full story!
And what’s up with all those weird packages politicians have been getting lately? Among those who have gotten them are George Soros, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, former CIA Director John Brennan, c/o CNN, former Attorney General Eric Holder, and others. They all came with the return addressee marked as “DEBBIE WASSERMAN SHULTZ,” and they’ve all been turned over to the FBI for examination. President Trump has called for unity in this time of attack on our elected representatives: “I just want to tell you that in these times, we have to unify,” Trump said. “We have to come together and send one very clear, strong, unmistakable message that threats or acts of political violence have no place in the United States of America.” Of course, what we all want to know is—who is sending these packages? What’s the message here? Is it a false flag—Democrats sending them to make Republicans look bad just before the elections? We’ll keep you posted!
And that merry band of migrants just keeps on coming, with people joining and people leaving every day. Apparently, Mexico has received asylum requests from a few thousand people, although most are forging on ahead towards America. “Sadly, it looks like Mexico’s Police and Military are unable to stop the Caravan heading to the Southern Border of the United States. Criminals and unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in. I have alerted Border Patrol and Military that this is a National Emergency. Must change laws!” President Trump tweeted out. Plenty of ordinary Mexicans are helping these people along the way—giving them food, clothes, a ride, a place to sleep, etc. Whatever you think of them, it’s hard not to be touched by simple acts of human kindness. However, that doesn’t change the fact that we are a nation of laws. So they’re still coming, and Trump is still standing strong, even saying he’ll send the military out to deal with them. But he talks big sometimes. We’ll see what really happens. I just watched the Politico debate between Cenk Uygur and Tucker Carlson where they hit on this topic, and it was actually pretty interesting, so I advise you all to check that out on YouTube.
We’ve reported before on voter ID laws in North Dakota, where you have to have a valid street address to get an ID and vote, but apparently the reasonably good-sized Native American population, living on reservations, does not have such an address. The Supreme Court even recently denied to fix this matter. But there’s good news on the matter now: Today, the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) announced that, with the generous support of concerned donors, it is distributing $12,500 each to the Spirit Lake Tribe, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, and the Three Affiliated Tribes (“MHA”) to support efforts to protect voting rights for North Dakota tribal citizens. Under the Federal District Court Order, tribes are now able to issue tribal documents that contain the voter’s name, birth date, and current residential street address in North Dakota. They’ll also issue temporary documents showing proof of address, using an addressing system organized by the South Dakota-based advocacy group Four Directions. Now, instead of a P.O. box, the voter IDs list a residential address. So that’s pretty cool. I mean, of course any reasonable person can understand the need for voter ID laws, but in situations like this, where they were preventing legitimate citizens from voting, I’m glad to see a resolution.
Well buckaroos, that is all we have for you today. As always, thanks for listening, thanks for reading, and keep it right here for all the news you need to know.