The Daily Populous

Thursday December 30th, 2021 evening edition

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In Israel, former President Moshe Katsav and former Prime Minster Ehud Olmert were each convicted and sent to prison.

In real democracies no one — not even former presidents or prime ministers — are above the law.

What then-President Trump did after the 2020 election was much worse than the foreign cases cited above.

At the state, county and city levels in states with Republican governors, Trump and his enablers are systematically striking at the very roots of the country’s democratic system and institutions.

Yet, Trump is allowed to roam the country peddling the Big Lie about stolen elections and contemplating a rerun for president in 2024.

Isn’t there enough evidence already out there to bring about federal charges against Trump?

County and local officials are convicted and thrown into prison for actions that are much less serious. »

Michigan says it won't follow CDC's more relaxed COVID-19 quarantine recommendations

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Michigan says it won't follow CDC's more relaxed COVID-19 quarantine recommendations.

Rather, Michigan health leaders say they will continue to recommend previous, longer quarantine and isolation guidelines, including those for K-12 schools and congregate care settings.

"MDHHS will update Michigan’s guidance when additional information becomes available from the CDC," said a statement issued Wednesday night. »

Russia’s Aggression Against Ukraine Is Backfiring

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Yet a recent report concludes that despite its massive deployment and threatening rhetoric, Russia is not planning to invade Ukraine.

Even without an invasion of Ukraine, Russia’s military moves pose serious threats to America’s allies, including the Baltic states.

In an effort to de-escalate the crisis Putin created, the Biden administration has ruled out deploying American forces to defend Ukraine. »

Looming mass extinction could be biggest 'since the dinosaurs,' says WWF

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There are currently 142,500 animal and plant species on the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) — 40,000 of which are "threatened with extinction.".

It is the largest number of species to be included on the Red List since it was established in 1964, according to WWF Germany.

WWF Germany director Eberhard Brandes said decisive environmental protection policies were urgently needed, particularly in the fight against climate change. »

PlayStation Plus games for January: Persona 5 Strikers, Dirt 5, Deep Rock Galactic

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Available to add to your game library until Tuesday, February 1 are Persona 5 Strikers, Dirt 5 and Deep Rock Galactic.

Deep Rock Galactic is a 1-4 player* co-op FPS featuring badass space Dwarves, 100% destructible environments, procedurally-generated caves, and endless hordes of alien monsters.

PS5 console owners require a PlayStation Camera adaptor to use PS VR on the PlayStation 5 console (No purchase required. »