The Daily Populous

Sunday January 17th, 2021 night edition

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Cruz's conduct, Escobar said in a tweet that mirrored the letter's message, "was seditious.

He must be held accountable and expelled from the Senate.".

He must be held accountable and expelled from the Senate. — Rep. Veronica Escobar (@RepEscobar) January 16, 2021.

"In his effort to appease Donald Trump and his supporters," it continued, "Cruz encouraged these terrorists to wage armed insurrection against America.".

While Manchin says, he gets "along fine" with Cruz, "what he did was totally outside the realm of our responsibilities or our privileges.".

Progressives, meanwhile, have consistently called for both Hawley and Cruz to resign or be removed ever since last week's attack.

"Any Senator who stands up and supports the power of force over the power of democracy has broken their oath of office. »

Universal basic income doesn’t impact worker productivity

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workers with a universal basic income did not reduce the amount of effort they put into their work, according to an experiment conducted by Spanish economists, a sign that the policy initiative could help mitigate inequalities and debunking a common criticism of the proposal.

The foundation aimed to understand how automation and universal basic income may impact entrepreneurs, companies and the public sector.

Researchers recruited 900 individuals to take part in the experiment, 59% of whom were female and 98% of whom were university students. »

Judge drops charges against 28 Black Lives Matter protesters in Detroit

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Charges dismissed against 28 Detroit protesters in court.

“By standing together we won a dismissal of the charges rather than settling and conceding ground to the police.

”Detroit Will Breathe filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Detroit and police officials in August, saying officers used unnecessary, excessive force to break up peaceful demonstrations against police brutality. »

Despite Parler backlash, Facebook played huge role in fueling Capitol riot, watchdogs say

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Hacked GPS metadata analyzed by Gizmodo shows that "at least several" Parler users managed to penetrate deep inside the Capitol.

Parler played a role in the "organizing" of the siege and amplified calls to violence but "it wasn't just Parler, it was social media platforms across the board," Getachew said.

But available data suggests that Facebook played a much larger role than Sandberg suggested. »

Capitol rioter known as "QAnon Shaman" will be jailed until trial

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Chansley, who is also known as Jake Angeli, was also indicted on four misdemeanor counts.

Prosecutors say Chansley, a well-known fixture at Arizona pro-Trump rallies, is a "self-proclaimed leader" in the QAnon conspiracy theory movement.

Images of a shirtless Chansley storming the Capitol wearing horns, a fur coyote tail headdress and face paint, carrying a bullhorn and a spear, quickly went viral on social media. »