The Daily Populous

Thursday May 13rd, 2021 morning edition

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Both Garland and Mayorkas testified that white supremacist groups pose the most serious domestic national security threat in the U.S., reinforcing what analysts have long concluded about far-right organizations.

“Domestic violent extremists pose an elevated threat in 2021 and in the FBI’s view, the top domestic violent extremist threat we face comes from racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists, specifically those who advocate for the superiority of the white race,” Garland told lawmakers at the top of the hearing.

“We don't care what the ideology is, violations of law are pursued and are prosecuted.

“There was an attempt to interfere with the fundamental passing of an element of our democracy, the peaceful transfer of power.

And if there has to be a hierarchy of things that we prioritize, this would be the one we'd prioritize.

“We are intensely focused on the information with respect to Russia's effort to sow discord and disunity in our country.

Mayorkas sought to dispel any concerns that swelling migration at the southern border could present a terror threat. »

‘Do not fill plastic bags with gasoline’ U.S. warns as shortages grow

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Wednesday warned Americans to not fill plastic bags with gasoline as fuel shortages worsened for a sixth day and consumers raced to secure supplies.

"Do not fill plastic bags with gasoline" the agency said on Twitter, followed by "Use only containers approved for fuel.".

Fuel shortages worsened in the southeastern United States on Wednesday, as gasoline stations ran out of supply in some cities. »

'Champions League of tax avoidance:' Uber used 50 Dutch shell companies to dodge taxes on nearly $6 billion in revenue, report says

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Uber used around 50 Dutch shell companies to help reduce its global tax burden, an Australian research group found.

Despite earning $5.8 billion in global revenues in 2019, Uber claimed a $4.5 billion loss for tax purposes.

Uber has been using a complex tax shelter involving around 50 Dutch shell companies to reduce its global tax bill, according to recent research from the Center for International Corporate Tax Accountability and Research. »

Adult Swim Has Three Movies In The Works For ‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force’, ‘The Venture Bros.’ & ‘Metalocalypse’

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All three of the series were some of the first original productions to air on Adult Swim.

The new Metalocalypse movie, from co-creators Brendon Small and Tommy Blancha, follows the power-hungry Tribunal as they unveil their secret and deadly “Falconback Project”.

Aqua Teen Hunger Force premiered with the official launch of Adult Swim in September 2001 and aired 11 total seasons and was the network’s first theatrical release in 2007. »

The North Star: Polaris

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If you were at the North Pole, the North Star would be directly overhead.

However, it has been getting brighter during the past couple of decades, for reasons that are still poorly understood.

So if you travel to the north, the North Star climbs progressively higher the farther north you go. »