The Daily Populous

Monday April 4th, 2022 morning edition

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Some people now pay more than $1,000 a month for insulin to treat diabetes, even with insurance.

Hoping for bipartisan compromise, they siloed the insulin price control as its own measure.

Still, only 12 House Republicans voted in favor of a bill that’s wildly popular with the American public.

Among those voting “no” was Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), the GOP’s leading troll, who has come up with perhaps one of the most offensive justifications for GOP opposition to the popular bill.

In his newsletter Friday, Gaetz told his constituents that he opposed the bill because fat people, not Big Pharma, are responsible for driving up the cost of insulin.

“Maybe put Jerry Nadler in charge of the congressional weight loss program” — Acyn (@Acyn) December 11, 2020.

While Gaetz may claim to empathize with people struggling with weight issues, he clearly doesn’t think he’s one of them. »

Old resort brings new life for Ukrainian refugees in East Sooke, B.C. - BC

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A Vancouver Island couple has come up with a creative way to help Ukrainian refugees coming to Canada.

The Holowaychuks are converting their 15,000-square-foot resort property into a Ukrainian refugee home, called the Ukrainian Safe Haven.

For those who want to help, the Ukrainian Safe Haven is accepting donations and volunteer support by visiting their website. »

Russia denies killing civilians in Ukraine's Bucha

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(Reuters) - Russia on Sunday denied Ukrainian allegations that it had killed civilians in the Ukrainian town of Bucha, describing footage and photographs of dead bodies as a "provocation" and a "staged performance" by Kyiv.

Ukraine has accused the Russian military of massacring residents of Bucha, a town northwest of the capital Kyiv, an area Ukrainian troops said they recaptured on Saturday.

Moscow has previously denied allegations that it has targeted civilians, and has rejected accusations of war crimes. »

Ukrainian civilians reportedly kill Russian troops with poisoned buns and alcohol

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At least two Russian troops died and many more grew severely ill after reportedly consuming poisoned food and drink served by civilians in the Ukrainian town of Izium, officials said on Saturday.

April 2 (UPI) -- Multiple Russian soldiers died and many more grew ill after being served poisoned food and alcohol in the Ukrainian town of Izium, officials said on Saturday.

Ukrainian government officials also said that around 500 Russian troops occupying the town grew extremely ill after consuming poisoned alcohol. »