The Daily Populous

Thursday October 10th, 2019 morning edition

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday continued to defend his decision to withdraw US troops from northeast Syria, abandoning Kurdish forces in the region, by saying the Kurds did not help the US during World War II.

"They didn't help us in the Second World War, they didn't help us with Normandy," Trump said of the Kurds, who played a vital role in the US-led campaign against ISIS.

And when asked by reporters whether he felt the Syria retreat and treatment of the Kurds sent a poor message to other US allies, Trump said, "Alliances are very easy.".

Trump's comments came hours after Turkey launched a military operation against the formerly US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria.

President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his decision to abandon the Kurds to a Turkish military incursion in Syria by saying they didn't help the US during World War II.

"They didn't help us in the Second World War, they didn't help us with Normandy," Trump said of the Kurds.

The Trump administration on Sunday abruptly announced the US was withdrawing troops stationed in northeast Syria ahead of a Turkish operation. »

Blizzard Employees Staged a Walkout to Protest Banned Pro-Hong Kong Gamer

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“The action Blizzard took against the player was pretty appalling but not surprising,” a longtime Blizzard employee told The Daily Beast.

“Blizzard makes a lot of money in China, but now the company is in this awkward position where we can’t abide by our values.”.

One of the employees who spoke to The Daily Beast felt that the protest signaled a new era for Blizzard. »

Blizzard's Hong Kong Screw-Up Is Officially an International Incident

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It’s possible that if Activision Blizzard hadn’t taken action against Blitzchung, China would have taken action against Activision Blizzard.

This is about more than just Hong Kong,” redditor u/bye_bitches said in a post on /r/hearthstone.

Finding videos of what’s going on in Hong Kong is easy and I suggest everyone do so. »

Protestors are trying to get Overwatch banned in China, using memes of popular hero Mei

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Gamers are calling for a boycott of Blizzard games — and now, some are turning Overwatch hero Mei into a symbol of the Hong Kong resistance.

The post has been upvoted more than 12,000 times, and has more than 300 comments, plenty of which are images of Mei supporting Hong Kong.

It would be SUCH A SHAME if Mei became a symbol of Hong Kong democracy and got #Overwatch banned in China like Pooh did. »

Vaginal-fluid transplants treat incurable condition in pilot study

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In a recent conceptual study on screening potential fluid donors, Johns Hopkins researchers suggested that the transplants could “revolutionize the way we view and treat conditions affecting the female reproductive tract.”.

With the mood set, a team of Israeli researchers had been working on a first exploratory trial since 2014.

The trial included five women (aged 27 to 47), who all suffered from intractable cases of bacterial vaginosis (BV) but were otherwise healthy. »