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Tuesday October 12nd, 2021 evening edition

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That's certainly true for the most dangerous and most effective of Donald Trump's allies, henchmen, henchwomen, and other followers.

But for Donald Trump himself, and most of his political cult, that rule does not apply.

The lethal attack on the Capitol had been publicly announced weeks in advance, and should have come as no surprise.

Trump's rallies and gatherings continue to celebrate violence and the prospect of revenge — and specifically of "getting even" with Trump's "enemies.".

To this point, the Democratic Party and the political and news media class in general have remained in denial, and largely passive in response.

It didn't take long to find hundreds of videos where these Trumpers and so-called patriots were hanging black American flags.

... Black American flags are the flags that mean "no quarter shall be given." »

France to ban plastic packaging for most fruit and vegetables from January 2022

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France will ban plastic packaging for nearly all fruit and vegetables from January 2022 in a bid to reduce plastic waste, the environment ministry said on Monday.

Implementing a February 2020 law, the government published a list of about 30 fruits and vegetables that will have to be sold without plastic packaging from Jan. 1.

It estimated that 37% of fruit and vegetables are sold with packaging and expects that the measure will prevent more than one billion useless plastic packaging items per year. »

A 600-pound elk lived stuck in a tire for nearly half its life, Colorado officials say

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A 600-pound elk was stuck with a tire around its neck for two years before wildlife officials could remove it.

The 4 1/2-year-old bull elk was first spotted in July 2019 with a tire wrapped around its neck, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials said.

On Saturday, wildlife officials were able to make contact with the elk after trying to tranquilize the elk four times during the week. »

Bolsonaro must be held criminally responsible for assault on the Amazon, say activists

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The Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro must be held criminally responsible for a “ruthless” assault on the Amazon that has exacerbated the climate emergency and imperilled humanity’s very survival, activists have argued in a petition to the international criminal court.

“However, the impact … extends far beyond the widespread, ongoing loss of life and deep suffering inflicted upon local communities.

Wesemann said: “The government under Bolsonaro directly and indirectly facilitates and thus accelerates the destruction of the Brazilian Amazon. »

Diablo 2 Resurrected plagued by server issues

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"We are aware of and are investigating issues some players have been experiencing in Diablo 2: Resurrected.

ORIGINAL STORY 11/10/21: Diablo 2 Resurrected has been suffering from ongoing server issues since its launch.

There's been no official word from Blizzard regarding server issues, though Eurogamer has contacted the company for comment. »