The Daily Populous

Friday March 4th, 2022 night edition

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Smugglers have breached the Trump administration’s border wall along the US-Mexico frontier more than 3,000 times, government maintenance records obtained by the Washington Post reveal.

Nearly 500 miles of barrier was constructed by the Trump administration beginning in 2019, mostly in rural New Mexico and Arizona.

Former president Trump touted the “big, beautiful wall” as the “Rolls-Royce” of barriers, but smugglers have breached the wall at least 3,272 times, mostly with common power tools found at hardware stores.

He added that border security “requires a variety of resources and efforts, infrastructure, technology, and personnel”, much of which was not funded when Trump’s wall was constructed.

Before its construction, former president Donald Trump promised Mexico would pay for construction of the border wall and that it would be “virtually impenetrable”.

Part of the border wall is constructed using posts cemented in concrete at the base which support a long lintel at the top.

In one instance, an SUV loaded with 23 migrants passed through a section of border wall near San Diego and soon after collided with a semi-truck, killing 13 people. »

Elden Ring Publisher Raises All Employee Salaries in Japan

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Elden Ring publisher Bandai Namco has informed its Japanese staff that they will all receive a pay increase from this April.

We will introduce a new compensation system that raises the basic salary by an average of 50,000 yen per month for all employees.

In addition, the starting salary will be raised from the previous 232,000 yen per month to 290,000 yen per month.". »

Zelensky says he doesn't want Ukraine's history to be 'a legend about 300 Spartans' and calls for peace

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday said he doesn't want Ukraine's history to be "a legend about 300 Spartans," and called for an end to Russia's ongoing war.

"I don't want Ukraine's history to be a legend about 300 Spartans," Zelensky said during a press conference, which was translated for a broadcast.

"I want peace, and I want peace in my country," Zelensky said during the press conference. »

Invasions Are Not Contagious

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Xi’s views about U.S. power and resolve and about the likely international response to an invasion of Taiwan probably remain unchanged.

To the contrary, these punitive measures simply confirm Beijing’s previous assessments of the possible economic repercussions of using force against Taiwan.

The United States may not have the resolve to fight a protracted war to defend Taiwan. »

China asked Russia to delay Ukraine invasion until after Olympics -NYT

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The national flag of China and the flag of the International Olympic Comittee are pictured during the closing ceremony.

After weeks of warnings from Western leaders, Russia unleashed a three-pronged invasion of Ukraine from the north, east and south on Feb. 24, just days after the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics ended.

She noted that China had been to slow to evacuate citizens from Ukraine, which suggested it was not fully prepared. »