The Daily Populous

Wednesday October 9th, 2019 day edition

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Over the weekend, Blizzard Entertainment banned a Hearthstone player from participating in tournaments after he voiced support for the Hong Kong protesters.

“Blizzard shows it is willing to humiliate itself to please the Chinese Communist Party,” Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) said.

“No American company should censor calls for freedom to make a quick buck.”.

“Blizzard shows it is willing to humiliate itself to please the Chinese Communist Party”.

People who don’t live in China must either self censor or face dismissal & suspensions,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said in a tweet on Tuesday.

At the end of this spot, he covered his face with a Hong Kong protester-style mask and said, “Liberate Hong Kong.

Values like “Think Globally” and “Every Voice Matters” that are displayed at the offices have been covered with paper. »

Apple bows to China by censoring Taiwan flag emoji

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The company did not immediately reply to Quartz’s inquiry about whether the Chinese government requested censorship of the Taiwanese flag.

Apple has blocked the Taiwanese flag emoji in mainland China since 2017.

The Taiwan flag is still accessible through predictive features on the English keyboard (typing “Taiwan” and selecting the flag emoji), and for users who have their phone’s region set to anywhere other than mainland China, Macau, or Hong Kong. »

For first time ever, US billionaires pay lower tax rate than workers

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It finds that in 2018 the average effective tax rate paid by the richest 400 families in the country was 23 per cent, a full percentage point lower than the 24.2 per cent rate paid by the bottom half of American households.

In 1980, by contrast, the 400 richest had an effective tax rate of 47 per cent.

The effective tax rate paid by the bottom 50 per cent, by contrast, has changed little over time. »

The Glowing Wounds of the Battle of Shiloh

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The following day, a large number of Union reinforcements arrived and completely overwhelmed the weakened Confederate troops, forcing them to flee the battlefield.

This lower body temperature allowed for the growth of a bioluminescent bacterium called Photorhabadus luminescens, which inhibits pathogens, to develop in the wound.

Smithsonian Magazine; Civil War: 8 Strange and Obscure Facts You Didn’t Know; November 15 2010: Civil War Trust: Battle of Shiloh: »

The Latest: Former SC Rep. Trey Gowdy joins Trump legal team

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6:50 p.m. Former Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy has been tapped to serve as outside counsel to President Donald Trump as the House impeachment inquiry expands.

The White House has notified the House that the Trump administration will not participate in what it is calling Democrats’ “illegitimate” impeachment probe.

The White House has launched a high-stakes strategy to counter the impeachment threat to President Donald Trump: Stall. »