The Daily Populous

Saturday July 9th, 2022 day edition

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“Politics, regardless of your side or views, should not trample the freedom at play of the right to congregate and eat dinner.

Disturbing the dinner of all of our customers was an act of selfishness and void of decency.”

— Statement from Morton’s, after protesters gathered outside the D.C. steakhouse while Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh ate there.

The right to congregate and eat dinner is actually not to be found anywhere in the Constitution.

I have been studying the Constitution very carefully, including the emanations of the penumbras, and I can see why people might think there was some inherent right to dinner.

The Bible (technically not the Constitution, but there are people working to fix that!)

Besides, it is not merely the Bible that suggests you have no right to dinner and are naive and wrong to think that you do. »

Pregnant Texas woman driving in HOV lane told police her unborn child counted as a passenger

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A pregnant Dallas-area woman argued as much to police officers after recently being cited for driving alone in the HOV lane, according to a story published Friday afternoon by the Dallas Morning News' Dave Lieber.

I knew I couldn't be a minute late, so I took the HOV lane," Bettone told Lieber.

Pregnant with a daughter, Bettone told the officers her unborn child was inside the vehicle with her, according to Lieber. »

There Is No Constitutional Right to Eat Dinner

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That sets it apart from other constitutional rights that don’t raise moral questions, like what counts as cruel and unusual punishment or what counts as religious freedom.

That distinguishes it from other constitutional rights like freedom of speech and the right to bear arms, where Americans rarely disagree.

A professional background in history is also not necessary to unearth the original public meaning of the Constitution. »

FCC orders carriers to stop delivering auto warranty robocalls

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The FCC on Thursday said it has ordered major voice carriers to stop delivering robocalls seeking personal information from consumers by claiming their auto insurance or warranty has expired.

July 7 (UPI) -- The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday announced it has told carriers to stop delivering auto warranty robocalls, citing it as a top complaint from consumers.

"Billions of auto warranty robocalls from a single calling campaign. »

Is Russia winning the war?

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As one Ukrainian commander on the frontline told me, “all we can do here is slow down the Russian advance”.

Despite its heavily-publicised, staggering losses, Russia retains the comparative advantage in materiel with which it began the war.

There is no point involving Britain in a proxy conflict with Russia unless we are prepared to win it. »