The Daily Populous

Monday May 17th, 2021 day edition

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Myanmar’s Miss Universe contestant, Thuzar Wint Lwin, used the pageant on Sunday to urge the world to speak out against the military junta, whose security forces have killed hundreds of opponents since it seized power in a Feb. 1 coup.

"I would like to urge everyone to speak about Myanmar.

As Miss Universe Myanmar since the coup, I have been speaking out as much as I can," she said.

1/2 Ma Thuzar Wint Lwin, Miss Universe Myanmar, holds up the "Pray for Myanmar" sign during Miss Universe pageant's national costume show, in Hollywood, Florida, U.S., May 13, 2021 in this screengrab taken from a handout video.

At least 790 people have been killed by security forces since the coup, according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners activist group.

It says over 5,000 people have been arrested, with some 4,000 still detained - including several celebrities.

As she paraded with her national costume, she held up a placard that said “Pray for Myanmar”. »

Texas Wants To Charge Tesla & Other EV Owners ~$400 In Annual Fees For Owning An EV

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Recently, Texas took a pretty harsh stance against owners of electric vehicles by proposing Senate Bill 1728, which would punish EV owners for simply owning an EV.

The Tesla Owners Club of Austin shared some updates on this harsh bill through Tesla’s Engage Network.

Perhaps the 10,000 jobs that Tesla is bringing to the state aren’t enough and state officials want to condemn EV owners instead. »

Photo emerges of Republican barricading chamber doors during US Capitol attack after he compared rioters to ‘tourists’

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A photo has emerged of Andrew Clyde, the Republican congressman who claimed “there was no insurrection” and compared US Capitol rioters to “tourists”, barricading the House chamber during the attack.

On Wednesday Rep. Paul Gosar falsely claimed that Capitol officers were “harassing peaceful patriots” on 6 January, according to NBC News.

On Wednesday, Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney was ousted from her role as Republican conference chair after she has repeatedly made comments holding Mr Trump accountable for the Capitol riots. »

Abortion opposition related to beliefs about fetal pain perception

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A person’s stance on abortion is linked to their, often inaccurate, belief about when a fetus can feel pain, a University of Otago study has found.

“The current medical consensus is that it is unlikely that fetal pain perception is possible before the 29th or 30th weeks of pregnancy.

This may be due to women being the targets of anti-choice disinformation campaigns, which systematically overstate the pace at which embryos and fetuses develop, Ms Harcourt says. »

Long Island CVS Worker Caught Trying to Give Out Fraudulent COVID Vaccination Cards

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With the new CDC rules concerning masks and social distancing, vaccination cards are about to become even more important — and more tempting for people to fake, like one CVS employee on Long Island.

The I-Team recently revealed that counterfeit vaccination cards are being sold on encrypted messaging services.

Curran also said she was filing legislation to send a clear message that making fraudulent vaccine cards is not acceptable. »