The Daily Populous

Friday January 29th, 2021 morning edition

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Axios has a small squib about “The Mischief Makers,” a handful of idiosyncratic congressional backbenchers who make trouble for their respective party leadership.

The leading Democratic mischief-maker is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who advocates some left-wing views I consider simplistic and impractical and, in some cases, poll badly.

Just over two years ago, Greene suggested in a Facebook post that wildfires in California were not natural.

Rather, the blazes had been started by PG&E, in conjunction with the Rothschilds, using a space laser, in order to clear room for a high-speed rail project.

Greene’s version has instead updated the theory by giving the Rothschilds possession of a secret, powerful space laser.

Most Democrats are skeptical of defunding the police and question the feasibility of transitioning to a state-run health-care system.

Most Republicans are probably quite skeptical that the California wildfires were intentionally set by a Jewish space laser. »

The Little-Known Underground Railroad That Ran South to Mexico

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There’s some evidence that tejanos, or Mexicans in Texas, acted as “conductors” on the southern route by helping people get to Mexico.

Slaveholders knew that enslaved people were escaping to Mexico, and the U.S. tried to get Mexico to sign a fugitive slave treaty.

But Mexico refused to sign such a treaty, insisting that all enslaved people were free when they set foot on Mexican soil. »

Losses on short positions in U.S. firms top $70 billion - Ortex data

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LONDON (Reuters) - Short-sellers are sitting on estimated losses of $70.87 billion from their short positions in U.S. companies so far this year, data from financial data analytics firm Ortex showed on Thursday.

Ortex data showed that as of Wednesday, there were loss-making short positions on more than 5,000 U.S. firms.

Its data also showed that estimated losses from shorting GameStop at $1.03 billion year-to-date, while those shorting Bed, Bath & Beyond were looking at a $600 million loss. »

Canadian couple who got vaccine meant for Indigenous people may face jail time

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A millionaire Canadian couple who secretly travelled to a remote community to receive a coronavirus vaccine meant for vulnerable and elderly Indigenous residents may now face jail sentences for breaking public health rules.

If convicted, they could serve up to six months in jail.

Streicker said he had heard that the couple had not made any attempt to apologize to the First Nation. »

People Are Accusing Robinhood Of Stealing From The Poor To Give To The Rich After It Limited Trading On GameStop Shares

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The app cited "recent volatility" in the stock market in a statement Thursday morning, saying users can close out their positions but cannot buy more stock.

"We continuously monitor the markets and make changes where necessary," Robinhood said.

"In light of recent volatility, we are restricting transactions for certain securities to position closing only, including $AMC, $BB, $BBBY, $EXPR, $GME, $KOSS, $NAKD and $NOK. »