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Saturday May 7th, 2022 evening edition

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Perhaps a different way of approaching the question would be to ask: What kind of country do you want to live in?

In both cases there is risk to the individual’s life, but an army conscript is at least provided with food, clothing, and lodging.

Otherwise, they are inclined to follow the natural law: placental mammals will abort in the face of resource scarcity.

Instead, it just wants to reinforce the usual cheap trick: force women to have babies, and then make them pay.

Enforce childbirth if you wish but at least call that enforcing by what it is.

It is slavery: the claim to own and control another’s body, and to profit by that claim.

This is an edited extract from Burning Questions by Margaret Atwood, published by Chatto & Windus. »

Rewards offered after dolphin 'harassed to death' on Texas beach, another impaled in Florida

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Rewards are being offered in two recent deadly incidents involving dolphins — one that was “harassed to death” on a Texas beach and a second in Florida that was impaled, officials said.

"It is suspected that the dolphin was impaled while in a begging position," NOAA said.

Despite receiving proper care from those who discovered it, the dolphin had to be euthanized, the network said. »

FTC Forces ISP Frontier to Install Fiber After It Lied About Speeds

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The FTC made the demand as part of a 2021 lawsuit against Frontier that accused the company of lying about its DSL internet speeds to subscribers in several states.

The order also forces Frontier to reform its practices nationwide, according to the FTC.

FTC added that the proposed order forces Frontier to prepare a $250,000 fund to reimburse consumers in California harmed by the company’s practices. »

The Trouble With “the Free World”

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In his State of the Union address on March 1, U.S. President Joe Biden emphasized “the resolve of the free world.”

From the late 1940s through the mid-1960s, the American commitment to free world leadership resulted in a series of unintended policymaking constraints.

The top-secret U.S. strategy document, NSC-68, reflected this outlook, positing a zero-sum contest between “the free world” and “the Soviet world.” »