The Daily Populous

Tuesday May 25th, 2021 night edition

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But he struck a different tone about medical freedom when talking about his personal decision not to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

He said that he has already tested positive for the virus and therefore believes that he has “natural immunity.”

Rand was very bothered that anyone would dream of criticizing someone else’s medical decisions, much less allowing the government to intervene.

“All that would probably be good for me, but I don’t think big brother ought to tell me to do it.”.

he asked her in an aggressive line of questioning of the first transgender person nominated to a Senate-confirmed position.

The possibility of regret from foregoing the COVID-19 vaccine, though, isn’t enough to get Paul to get the vaccine himself, much less support government intervention.

A recent poll found that 41 percent of Republicans do not plan to get the vaccine, over ten times higher than Democrats’ four percent. »

If Apple is the only organisation capable of defending our privacy, it really is time to worry

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Which explains why those who profit from the data-tracking racket had for months been going apeshit about Apple’s perfidy.

Some of the defensive PR mounted on their behalf, for example Facebook’s weeping about the impact on small, defenceless businesses, defied parody.

It takes time for most iPhone users to install operating system updates and so these are still relatively early days. »

Belarus had KGB agents on the passenger plane that was diverted to arrest a dissident journalist, Ryanair CEO says

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Ryanair's CEO said on Monday that Belarusian KGB agents were on the plane during the forced landing.

Belarusian KGB agents were on board the Ryanair plane that was abruptly diverted so a dissident journalist could be arrested, the airline's CEO said on Monday.

Once on the ground, authorities found no security threat on board, but Belarusian police entered the plane and arrested a passenger, the 26-year-old journalist Roman Protasevich. »

Deepfakes are getting too good : woahdude

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The best links to click while you're stoned!

Psychedelic, mindfucking, mesmerizing, reality-distorting or trippy games, video, audio & images that make a sober person feel stoned, or stoned person trip harder!

Come for mindfucks and self-inflicted gaslighting. »

Posts to Reddit forum “SuicideWatch” spike in the early hours of Monday morning

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The researchers looked at the timings at which users of the Reddit forum “SuicideWatch” posted online.

The forum is a moderated online community for individuals who are either at risk of, or know someone who is at risk of suicide.

In addition, the early morning peak in SuicideWatch posts precedes the time of day during which suicide attempts and deaths most commonly occur. »