The Daily Populous

Saturday June 11st, 2022 night edition

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Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, pressed 29 Republican state lawmakers in Arizona — 27 more than previously known — to set aside Joe Biden’s popular vote victory and “choose” presidential electors, according to emails obtained by The Washington Post.

Thomas sent the messages using FreeRoots, an online platform intended to make it easy to send pre-written emails to multiple elected officials.

Democratic lawmakers renewed calls to create a code of ethical conduct for the U.S. Supreme Court amid mounting scrutiny of Justice Thomas and his wife.

New documents show that Thomas indeed used the platform to reach many lawmakers simultaneously.

On Nov. 9, she sent identical emails to 20 members of the Arizona House and seven Arizona state senators.

They had “power to fight back against fraud” and “ensure that a clean slate of Electors is chosen,” the email said.

and others as a plaintiff in a lawsuit against Vice President Mike Pence, a last-ditch effort to overturn Biden’s victory. »

Monarch butterfly populations are thriving in North America

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But new research from the University of Georgia shows that the summer population of monarchs has remained relatively stable over the past 25 years.

This study represents the largest and most comprehensive assessment of breeding monarch butterfly population to date.

The North American Butterfly Association utilizes citizen-scientists to document butterfly species and counts across North America during a two-day period every summer. »

XCOM director reassures fans the series is ‘definitely not dead’

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XCOM and XCOM 2 director Jake Solomon has told VGC that the series is “definitely not dead”.

In an upcoming interview about his next game, the deck-building tactical RPG Marvel’s Midnight Suns, Solomon was quick to reassure fans that the much-loved Firaxis series will return someday.

“As long as I live, as long as Firaxis lives, XCOM is… I won’t even say sleeping. »

The Everywhere Spring: Food Insecurity and Civil Unrest on a Global Scale

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Even Brazil, a major agricultural power and net food exporter, has seen food prices rise by 13.5% over the same period.

Globally-estimated impacts from the current crisis are that we will likely see an 8-15% increase in people facing food insecurity.

The world bank has long noted the link between food prices and civil unrest, adding to the credibility of MI5’s “skipped meals” trigger. »

Man who raps about robbing ATMs arrested for robbing ATM

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A man who raps about robbing ATMs was arrested for robbing an ATM.

The Nashville Police Department says the four carried out a plot to rob an ATM technician as he serviced a Bank of America machine.

Darius Dugas, 27, Sashondre Dugas, 32, and Christopher Alton, 27, from Houston, Texas, were also arrested. »