The Daily Populous

Friday November 19th, 2021 day edition

image for Travis Scott, Drake, and more hit with $2 billion Astroworld lawsuit

According to Rolling Stone, a new lawsuit has been filed against Scott, fellow performer Drake, organizer Live Nation, and Apple on behalf 282 plaintiffs “linked to the Astroworld tragedy,” and they’re looking for $2 billion in damages.

The Astroworld stampede recently claimed its ninth and 10th victims after two more people—one a nine-year-old child—died from the injuries they sustained at the event earlier this month.

This lawsuit says that the organizers all stood to make an “exorbitant amount of money” off of Astroworld, and yet they “still chose to cut corners, cut costs, and put attendees at risk.”

By asking for $2 billion in damages, the plaintiffs intend to “send the message to all performers, event organizers, and promoters that what happened at Astroworld cannot happen again.”.

A second lawsuit representing 125 plaintiffs was filed earlier this week, asking for $750 million in damages.

The lawyer in that case, Tony Buzbee, expects that the various suits will be “consolidated in a single courtroom in Houston” (where Astroworld was held), maybe “in the next 60 days.”

That means there could be some movement on this relatively soon. »

Republicans Ban Elmo From Attending Conservative Conference

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Elmo will be tickled at this absurd news: An annual conference of the Republican Party’s most extreme members is banning him and his “Sesame Street” from attending in February.

On Thursday, the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) posted two tweets that told Elmo, Big Bird, Bert and Ernie in no uncertain terms that they would not be welcome at next year’s conference.

If they don't add at least one conservative muppet to the cast, these seething 68yo reactionaries WILL stop watching the show. »

Cybersleuths Say Zelenskiy's Office Postponed Russian Mercenary Sting Operation After Cease-Fire Pact

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Several operatives told Bellingcat that Burba called them immediately after the meeting with Yermak.

In comments in June 2021, Zelenskiy suggested that Ukraine may have been drawn into a plot initiated by another country.

The Ukrainian operatives posted fake job ads seeking Russians with military backgrounds and requesting they send resumes with details of their prior experience. »