The Daily Populous

Monday February 8th, 2021 morning edition

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A 20-year-old man was shot and killed in Nashville, Tennessee on Friday night in what police say was a YouTube video shoot gone wrong.

According to a report by local NBC News affiliate WSMV, Timothy Wilks was shot by 23-year-old David Starnes Jr., who is claiming self-defense.

Wilks and some friends were apparently trying to pull a prank on strangers in the hopes of making a viral YouTube video.

The shooting reportedly took place in the parking lot of Urban Air, a trampoline and adventure park in a strip mall in Nashville's Hermitage neighborhood.

There, police say that Wilks and a friend approached a group of people, both of them wielding butcher knives.

Starnes was among those people and, not realizing that Wilks was filming a prank, shot him.

Even without a permit, a resident may carry a handgun openly as long as they're not also carrying ammunition. »

OPINION: Don’t Stop at Big Tech—We Need to Bust Big Agriculture, Too

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But the outsized media, political and social attention paid to the tech industry has diverted focus from other important sectors.

There are monopolies and domestic cartels elsewhere—in healthcare, pharmaceuticals, media and communications, as well as food and agriculture.

But some parts of the agricultural sector are rife with other damaging antitrust violations that we haven’t seen in Big Tech. »

Tim Berners-Lee's plan to save the internet: give us back control of our data

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Now, in an effort to return the internet to the golden age that existed before its current incarnation as Web 2.0 – characterised by invasive data harvesting by governments and corporations – Berners-Lee has devised a plan to save his invention.

But Berners-Lee’s answer to big tech’s overreach is far simpler: to give individuals the power to control their own data.

Applied to all web users, data sovereignty means giving individuals complete authority over their personal data. »

We Need to Talk About These White Texas Pastors Who Referred to Vice President Kamala Harris as a 'Jezebel'

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All I remember thinking was: “Shiiiet, I can only imagine the wild shit white pastors say in their sermons.”.

According to reports by Raw Story and Baptist News, at least two white pastors in Texas have referred to Vice President Kamala Harris as a “Jezebel ” because, apparently, whichever Jesus they praise is all about that holy misogynoir .

Anyway, Swofford was actually the second Texas pastor (that we know of) who referred to Harris with the epithet. »