The Daily Populous

Friday July 1st, 2022 morning edition

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A bridge in Rotterdam that has monument status will not be dismantled so that a new superyacht belonging to Jeff Bezos can reach the sea.

The company said it was blindsided by the social unrest the plans caused, and shipyard workers felt threatened as a result.

The retired railroad bridge was one of the first structures to be restored after the German's destroyed much of the city center on 14 May 1940 during the Rotterdam Blitz.

He told NL Times, "It started more as a joke among friends after we heard the news about the possible dismantling of the bridge."

"Normally it’s the other way around: If your ship doesn’t fit under a bridge, you make it smaller.

The Mayor of Rotterdam, Ahmed Aboutaleb, also noted the number of highly-skilled jobs such projects provide for the region.

He also said that the cost to take the bridge apart, and reassemble it, would be covered by Oceanco and its client. »

It’s Hard to Overstate the Danger of the Voting Case the Supreme Court Just Agreed to Hear

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The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear Moore v. Harper, an “independent state legislature” theory case from North Carolina.

This case has the potential to fundamentally rework the relationship between state legislatures and state courts in protecting voting rights in federal elections.

How can the state supreme court have usurped the legislature’s power when the legislature itself brought this provision into the state constitution, knowing full well that the state constitution is interpreted by the state Supreme Court?. »

Spellbreak Developer to be Acquired By Blizzard to Work on World of Warcraft, Spellbreak to Shut Down

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Spellbreak developer Proletariat will seemingly be acquired by Blizzard to work on World of Warcraft, with a major consequence being that the wizard-based Battle Royale be shut down.

The team, which has reportedly been working with Blizzard since May, will focus on World of Warcraft and its upcoming Dragonflight expansion.

In its statement released yesterday, Proletariat thanked the millions of people who played Spellbreak since it launched in Early Access. »

Putin: Western leaders would look ‘disgusting’ topless

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Putin has shot back at Western leaders who mocked his athletic exploits, saying they would look “disgusting” if they tried to emulate his bare-torso appearances.

Putin made the comment during a visit to Turkmenistan early Thursday, June 30, 2022 when asked about Western leaders joking about him at the G-7 summit. »

Twitter suspends Jordan Peterson's account after comments about Elliot Page

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A post by Jordan Peterson about transgender actor Elliot Page that broke Twitter's "against hateful conduct" guidelines reportedly resulted in his suspension from the social media site.

Screenshots of the offending tweet from the account of the Canadian clinical psychologist have been posted online.

In 2020, Page came out as transgender and said he would now go by the name Elliot. »