The Daily Populous

Monday April 18th, 2022 evening edition

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Far-right website Infowars and two other companies owned by radio host Alex Jones have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in light of several defamation lawsuits.

The filings were made in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Chapter 11 bankruptcy procedures put a hold on pending civil litigation while letting a business keep running as it prepares a turnaround plan.

Court documents seen by CBS News show that the companies that filed were Infowars, IWHealth aka Infowars Health, and Prison Planet TV.

Infowars says in the filing that it has assets of $0 to $50,000 and liabilities of $1,000,001 to $10 million.

Judge Barbara Bellis in Waterbury, Connecticut ordered the return of the money Thursday because Jones eventually did show at a rescheduled deposition.

A lawyer for the Sandy Hook families declined to comment Friday. »

Russian and Belarusian trucks formed a 50-mile queue at the Polish border while trying to leave the EU ahead of a ban deadline

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On Friday, one checkpoint had a waiting time of up to 56 hours, the Financial Times reported, citing Polish data.

Russian and Belarusian trucks formed a massive queue this weekend near the Poland-Belarus border as hundreds of drivers rushed to leave the European Union before a ban on their vehicles went into effect on Saturday.

The EU has banned Russian and Belarusian trucks from carrying goods in the bloc as part of retaliatory sanctions for the invasion of Ukraine. »

NATO Cyber Game Tests Defenses Amid War in Ukraine

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NATO’s large, multiday cyber defense exercise is set to bring together technical experts from alliance countries and Ukraine nearly two months after Russia’s invasion.

“Every single political decision can cause an attack,” Ms. Numa said, referring to current discussions in Finland about joining NATO.

WSJ’s Shelby Holliday details the three ways the war has strengthened the NATO alliance. »

Ghost of Tsushima patch notes

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Patch 2.15. Patch 2.15 (2.015.000 on PS5) for Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut is now live.

This patch enables the Forbidden Shrine on Iki Island, and also includes bug fixes and item adjustments for Ghost of Tsushima: Legends.

We expect to release an additional patch next month which will focus on Legends bug fixes and improvements. »

A Conviction Would Puncture Trump's Personality Cult, Predicts Authoritarian Expert

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“It takes prosecution and conviction to deflate their personality cults,” Ben-Ghiat said.

Ben-Ghiat pointed to Italy’s strongman Silvio Berlusconi, who finally retreated from the political scene when he was convicted of corruption, fraud, and tax evasion.

“That’s very rare in history where you interrupt an autocratic personality who’s in the middle of his project. »