The Daily Populous

Monday July 4th, 2022 day edition

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Georgia Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene recently argued that she felt the U.S. should leave NATO to avoid a conflict with Russia.

On Wednesday evening, Greene took to her Twitter account to share a Wall Street Journal article reflecting on the increasing tension between the U.S. and Russia following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

She also warned that she believed the U.S. could be dragged into a conflict with Russia if things continued as they are.

"The American people do not want war with Russia, but NATO and our own foolish leaders are dragging us into one," she tweeted alongside the article.

Escalation over Ukraine, a non-member nation, risking nuclear war is a power-play endangering the entire world.

"We're proving that NATO is more needed now than it has ever been," President Joe Biden said while speaking at the NATO summit in Madrid on Wednesday.

"I think those who propose such decisions are under the illusion that they will be able to intimidate Russia and somehow restrain it. »

A Michigan police chief has apologized after it emerged that the department used images of Black men during target practice

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(CNN) A Michigan police chief has issued a public apology after reports that targets with images of Black men were seen at his department's target practice area.

Concerns about the images were initially raised in April, after a Boy Scout troop toured the building used for target practice by the Farmington Hills Police Department, according to CNN affiliate WXYZ.

The images of the targets used were consistent with the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and were intended to "represent a mix of both threat and non-threat targets," King said. »

Biologist finds behemoth tree in North Vancouver nearly as wide as a Boeing 747 airplane cabin

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If Thomas's preliminary measurements are correct, the behemoth he found in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park would barely fit inside the cabin of a Boeing 747.

He and his self-described "tree hunter" colleague Colin Spratt nicknamed the "awe-inspiring" tree they found in a grove of "primordial" red cedars the North Shore Giant.

Big-tree searcher Colin Spratt stands by a western red cedar in North Vancouver's Lynn Headwaters Regional Park. »

China’s Vast Maritime Claims Are Becoming Reality

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Wang began by addressing Canada’s protests over China’s harassment of its reconnaissance aircraft, which were enforcing United Nations sanctions of North Korea.

Under this formulation, this vast maritime commons is unilaterally reclassified as China’s domestic territory, ostensibly marking it outside of UNCLOS’ purview.

Thus, when a U.N.-mandated tribunal ruled in 2016 that its claims were nonsense, Beijing could simply shrug its shoulders. »