The Daily Populous

Monday April 12nd, 2021 morning edition

image for 'White Lives Matter' rallies flop as hardly anyone shows up

Hyped by organizers as events that would make “the whole world tremble,” the rallies ran into a major problem: Hardly anyone showed up.

Few “White Lives Matter” marchers showed up Sunday, but anti-racist and anti-fascist groups gathered just the same.

In Raleigh, North Carolina, a small crowd of antifa and anti-racist protesters gathered at the park where the “White Lives Matter” march was planned.

In New York City, over a dozen counterprotesters stood seemingly unopposed across the street from Trump Tower, where a “White Lives Matter” rally was expected.

Throughout the afternoon, counterprotesters could be seen on several livestreams chanting “Unity and community” and “Black lives matter.”

Several “White Lives Matter” rallies were held that year: Confederate flag-waving protesters gathered outside NAACP headquarters in Houston, and arrests were made in Austin, Texas, when a group of “White Lives Matter” protesters clashed with counterdemonstrators.

The “White Lives Matter” rallies were disrupted in several cities after activists infiltrated their online groups and leaked internal chats to journalists. »

Matt Gaetz mocked for calling himself a ‘canceled man’ who’s ‘wanted by the Deep State’

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That, of course, refers to a detail in the case in which Gaetz sent money via to former Florida tax official Joel Greenberg via Venmo.

Then, about four hours after that first tweet, Gaetz offered a more reflective and expansive tweet, seemingly making the case more than about him.

As Brian Tyler Cohen assessed, “Dude thinks he’s some kind of a martyr for paying for sex.”. »

Embattled Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz is denied a meeting with Trump

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(CNN) Rep. Matt Gaetz, who's facing a federal investigation into sex trafficking allegations, was recently denied a meeting with Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago estate as the ex-President and his allies continue to distance themselves from the Florida congressman.

Harlan Hill, a spokesman for Gaetz, said the congressman did not request a meeting with Trump this week.

Following repeated requests for comment, Trump spokesman Jason Miller wrote in a tweet on Sunday evening that Gaetz did not request a meeting "and therefore, it could never have been denied.". »

Social Exclusion and Resilience: Examining Social Network Stratification among People in Same-Sex and Different-Sex Relationships

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Social networks of minoritized societal groups may be exposed to a unique structural force, namely that of social exclusion.

Using a national sample of people in same-sex and different-sex relationships in the Netherlands (N = 1,329), this study examines sexual orientation as stratifying factor in social networks.

People in same-sex relationships have larger networks than people in different-sex relationships, which are made up of fewer ties with the family-of-origin and more friends. »

Wall Street Bets traders are more skilled and responsible than they get credit for, a new academic study finds

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Traders who frequent Reddit's WallStreetBets forum don't get the credit they deserve when it comes to making investment decisions, according to a new research study.

The epic GameStop short-squeeze and subsequent congressional hearings catapulted Reddit's WallStreetBets into the mainstream earlier this year.

"In sharp contrast to regulators' concerns that WSB investment advice is harming retail traders, our findings suggest that both WSB posters and users are skilled," the study concluded. »