The Daily Populous

Monday January 24th, 2022 evening edition

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Conservative groups across the US, often linked to deep-pocketed rightwing donors, are carrying out a campaign to ban books from school libraries, often focused on works that address race, LGBTQ issues or marginalized communities.

Krause’s list sparked panic in schools, and by December a district in San Antonio said it was reviewing 414 titles in its libraries.

Groups purporting to be “grassroots” efforts have frequently led the charge, petitioning school boards or elected officials to remove certain books.

Deborah Caldwell-Stone, director of the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, said the number of attempts to ban books had soared through 2021.

Caldwell-Stone said ALA received 156 book challenges – an attempt to remove or restrict one or more books – in 2020.

Texas state representative Matt Krause, who sent a list of 850 books to schools, asking them how many they stocked.

The Pennsylvania ban was overturned in September 2021 after students protested outside their York County high school and outside school board meetings. »

The question is no longer Donald Trump’s criminality but whether America will care

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And with each passing day, new revelations about Donald Trump’s involvement in Jan. 6 coup plotting or other misdeeds are raising the stakes.

— Remember the possible “smoking gun” in the House Jan. 6 investigation that I wrote about a couple of weeks ago?

I can’t help but wonder if America will begin to end if we choose silence about the criminality of Donald Trump. »

Yakuza creator Toshihiro Nagoshi and NetEase form new studio

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Yakuza creator Toshihiro Nagoshi and NetEase form new studio Nagoshi Studio's founding team all come from Sega and Yakuza developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio.

NetEase unveiled a new studio from veteran Yakuza producer and executive director Toshihiro Nagoshi, simply called Nagoshi Studio.

In October, Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio overhauled its management structure following the departure of both Nagoshi and producer Daisuke Sato (who is now at Nagoshi Studio as well). »

Michigan superintendent denies rumor that litter boxes were put in bathroom for students who identified as furries

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A Michigan superintendent denied that litter boxes had been added to a school bathroom for students who identified as furries.

The co-chair of the state GOP fueled the rumor on Facebook, writing: "Parent heroes will TAKE BACK our schools.".

A superintendent in Michigan denied rumors that schools had added litter boxes to bathrooms for use by students who identified as furries. »

Stripchat Democratizes Virtual Reality Live Webcamming

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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Stripchat, the leading free live camming platform that averages over 500 million visits per month, today announced that any adult using can interact with live stream cam models in virtual reality without the need to install 3rd party applications.

The platform has achieved 60fps when watching 4K video with interface elements in modern virtual reality glasses. »