The Daily Populous

Friday December 3rd, 2021 night edition

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As the snow blanketed Scandinavia on Wednesday evening, six customers and 25 employees at an IKEA near the city of Aalborg found themselves stranded and forced to spend the night on the beds and sofas of the Swedish furniture superstore.

As up to 30 centimeters (12 inches) of snow fell outside, the group was trapped and forced to hygge it up and pass the night.

IKEA's vast showroom transformed into the setting for an adult slumber party.

Public broadcaster DR showed pictures of the stranded Danes drinking beer and coffee and noshing on cinnamon rolls as they watched soccer together.

Michelle Barrett told DR Thursday morning after spending the night at IKEA, "Everyone was just so sweet, and we actually just laughed at the situation because we probably will not experience it again.".

Store manager Peter Elmose told the Ekstra Bladet tabloid people got to sleep in "the exact bed they always have wanted to try.''.

The snowstorm snarled traffic on the roads and rails across Denmark and there were temporary power cuts in some places. »

Germany locks down unvaccinated people, as leaders plan to make shots compulsory

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Berlin (CNN) Germany on Thursday announced a nationwide lockdown for the unvaccinated, as its leaders backed plans for mandatory vaccinations in the coming months.

The pair also backed proposals for mandatory vaccinations, which if voted through the parliament could take effect from February at the earliest.

Under the tightened restrictions, unvaccinated people can only meet two people from another household. »

Tom Cotton Admits Trump, Not Biden, Caused Inflation

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But Republican senator Tom Cotton has a completely different theory: He blames inflation on Donald Trump’s poor selection to lead the Federal Reserve.

Cotton doesn’t like the trade-off, taking the position that keeping inflation low is the only objective of monetary policy.

But whatever your position on the merits of the Trump-Powell interest-rate regime, Cotton is telling us that inflation levels are Trump’s fault, not Biden’s. »

How Migrants Got Weaponized

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The migrants in question were not from Belarus or even from surrounding countries but largely from Iraq and Kurdistan.

During the standoff, at least ten migrants died of exposure, including a one-year-old Syrian child.

Far from an anomaly, the Belarus case is simply the next stage in the weaponization of migrants. »

A CIA Report Shows Trump Abandoned His Duty as Commander in Chief – Mother Jones

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In the first paragraph of the 37-page chapter, Helgerson notes that Trump, “by his own account, did not often read.”

Without stating this explicitly, this new CIA publication indicates that Trump was highly uncurious about a highly sensitive matter: covert actions.

Helgerson doesn’t dwell on this, but his book shows that for the last month of his presidency, Trump received no briefing from the intelligence community. »