The Daily Populous

Thursday August 11st, 2022 evening edition

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Added former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: “Look at what the DOJ did last night to President Trump, while it slow-rolls and looks the other way on Hunter Biden.”.

The Trump orbit didn’t invent this sort of misdirection but it did hone it in significant ways.

To this day, Putin deploys his own variations to argue his country’s conduct is on the level with Washington’s.

Rhetorically, it’s tough to arrive at an honest answer because the whataboutism redirects that conversation away from substance and toward flair.

If he did abscond with classified material in his last days in the White House, that’s pretty clearly against the law.

And, even though he’s all but ready to launch a 2024 comeback, he still is not above the law.

That’s why Republicans’ fealty to his line of victimhood and claims of persecution is as ill-considered as it is inconsistent. »

Gas prices fall below $4 for 1st time since March

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Gas prices are displayed at an Exxon gas station on July 29, 2022 in Houston.

The effort to reduce gas prices has made up a key policy priority of President Joe Biden.

The fall in gas prices marks good news for federal policymakers, who have sought to dial back prices across the economy while averting a recession. »

Microsoft claims it ‘simply wouldn’t be profitable’ to make Call of Duty Xbox exclusive

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Microsoft has reiterated its claim that it doesn’t have plans to make Call of Duty an Xbox exclusive should it successfully acquire Activision Blizzard.

“As if that weren’t enough, exclusivity strategies still result in title-specific costs,” it claims, giving further information that has been redacted from the document, likely due to confidentiality.

Call of Duty isn’t so much a reason to buy an Xbox console, but a reason to subscribe to the Game Pass subscription service,” he wrote. »

After ‘Thor’ and ‘Lightyear,’ Malaysia Government Commits to Banning More LGBT Films

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“[The movie] touched on LGBT but we see right now there are many films with LGBT elements that slip past the censorship.”.

Zahidi said the government was always monitoring films and social media platforms for LGBT content and “would take severe action against individuals found promoting such elements.”.

Malaysia has previously acted to prevent the screening of films including “Rocketman,” and a book titled “Gay Is O.K.! »

China losing, US gaining crucial ground in Thailand

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The envoy said Thailand thus looks increasingly like a “democratic oasis” in the region, as China consolidates its sway over neighboring authoritarian regimes in Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos.

But if China is losing and the US winning back Thailand, then Beijing’s vaccine diplomacy is partly to blame.

“China sees us as a customer; the US views as a partner,” said another top-level Thai official. »