The Daily Populous

Saturday August 6th, 2022 morning edition

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A Texas jury on Friday ordered Alex Jones to pay $45.2 million in punitive damages to the parents of a Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim, a day after deciding the Infowars host must pay them $4.1 million in compensatory damages for the suffering caused by his lies about the 2012 massacre.

Ball argued that only such a large sum would be enough to "take the bullhorn away" from Jones.

"I ask that with your verdict, you not only take Alex Jones’ platform that he talks about away.

The judge acknowledged the objection and added that the law implies that in the state “we don’t trust our juries.”.

Jones has maintained throughout the trial that his companies suffered losses since he was removed from the sites.

The trial included testimony from both parents and Jones, who has portrayed the lawsuit as an attack on his First Amendment rights.

Heslin and Lewis testified Tuesday that Jones’ lies left them in fear for their lives and compounded their grief. »

The FBI Confirms Its Brett Kavanaugh Investigation Was a Total Sham

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For one thing, the fact that he referenced his love of beer approximately 30 times, telling the lawmakers interviewing him for the job: “We drank beer.

(Kavanaugh has denied this and all other allegations against him.).

In a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse had the following exchange with FBI director Christopher Wray (emphasis ours):. »

Hummingbird that was feared extinct is spotted in Colombian mountains

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The Santa Marta sabrewing, an emerald green hummingbird, has been officially documented for only the second time since it was discovered in 1946.

After years of attempts to find one of the world’s 10 most wanted bird species, the Santa Marta sabrewing has been unexpectedly rediscovered deep in the mountains of Colombia.

The tiny hummingbird had only been officially spotted twice: once when it was discovered in 1946 and again in 2010 when it landed serendipitously in a researcher’s mist net. »

Beer for sunflower oil? Munich pub finds way to beat frying crunch

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BERLIN, July 16 (Reuters) - A Munich brewpub has found a novel way to beat Europe's cooking oil shortages - letting customers pay for their beer with sunflower oil to ensure plentiful stocks for frying schnitzels.

1/4 Moritz Baller exchanges a bottle of sunflower oil for two glasses of beer at the Giesinger Brewery in Munich, Germany, July 15, 2022.

Customers can pay for their beer at Munich's Giesinger Braeu brewery with sunflower oil, after the distributor of the pub belonging to the brewery cannot supply the required quantities. »

Square Enix has reportedly confirmed it’s ‘looking to sell stakes’ in its studios

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Square Enix wants to sell stakes in some of its development studios to “improve capital efficiency”, it’s reported.

“So Square Enix is looking to sell stakes in its studios to others to improve capital efficiency,” Gibson summarised, “right when others like Sony etc. are buyers.

The president of Square Enix stated in April that the company’s Japanese studios shouldn’t try to make games aimed specifically at western players. »