The Daily Populous

Monday December 10th, 2018 night edition

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The conservative writer and conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi filed a lawsuit on Sunday accusing special counsel Robert Mueller of blackmailing him to lie about President Donald Trump in the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

The suit, which seeks $350 million in actual and punitive damages in U.S. District Court in Washington, was filed six days after Corsi entered a formal complaint with the Justice Department alleging prosecutorial misconduct by Mueller.

Corsi, 72, the former Washington bureau chief of the conspiracy website InfoWars, accuses Mueller's office of having illegally leaked secret information from the grand jury investigating Russian election interference.

NBC News reported last month that Corsi sent an email alerting Stone that WikiLeaks planned to release damaging information about emails stolen from John Podesta, who was chairman of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign — two months before WikiLeaks actually did so.

The goal, the suit alleges, was to bring about a "'legal coup d'etat,' negating the will of the American voters who elected Donald J. Trump on November 6, 2016.".

The suit repeats Corsi's contention that he never had any direct knowledge of WikiLeaks' plans, arguing that he simply deduced the coming email dump using his talents as a journalist.

Stone has said he had no communication with Corsi about Podesta's emails until after WikiLeaks published them. »

Brexit ruling: UK can cancel decision, EU court says

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The European Court of Justice has ruled the UK can cancel Brexit without the permission of the other 27 EU members.

A group of anti-Brexit politicians argued the UK should be able to unilaterally halt Brexit, but they were opposed by the government and EU.

Both the UK government and the EU had been against it going to the ECJ. »

Right to end life on Earth: Can corporations that spread climate change denialism be held liable?

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This is the question posed by the existential crisis of man-made global warming, and it is one that doesn't lend itself to an easy answer.

Certainly it can be acknowledged that man-made global warming has forced us to re-examine other verities that once underpinned the modern liberal political order.

But I would be deeply concerned about anything resembling the identification and empowerment of a Commissar of Truth.”. »

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams Harvard orientation for freshman lawmakers as 'lobbyist project' that hypes tax cuts for corporations

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has accused the orientation session for freshman lawmakers at Harvard's Kennedy School of being a "pro-corporate lobbyist project" that hypes tax cuts for corporations and argues against increasing the minimum wage.

The Democratic congresswoman-elect and other incoming House Democrats have been protesting their own congressional orientation program over the past week.

Ocasio-Cortez was responding to the Washington Post reporter Jeff Stein, who tweeted that he got a copy of the 2014 Harvard orientation schedule. »

The Largest Vocabulary in Hip Hop

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I used a research methodology called token analysis to determine each artist’s vocabulary.

Perhaps their countless hours of studio time together (and RZA’s mentorship) exposed each rapper’s vocabulary to one another.

It's also worth noting that Drake, one of the most popular artists of late, is #83 on this list. »