The Daily Populous

Monday September 5th, 2022 night edition

image for Editorial: Ranked-choice voting diffuses extremism. Which is why it worked against Palin.

It was also a key test of ranked-choice voting, a process designed to more accurately reflect voters’ intent while making it harder for extremists to use division and blind partisanship to win.

This time it appears, happily, to have worked.

Palin was chosen as John McCain’s running mate in 2008 to bring youth and charisma to a Republican presidential ticket that needed it.

She quickly proved herself intellectually inadequate for the job, but with disturbing talents for disinformation and demagoguery.

Her claim that Obamacare would usher in “death panels” was awarded PolitiFact’s 2009 Lie of the Year.

In that sense, this was a living example of how ranked-choice voting helps foster bipartisanship and diffuse extremism.

And it’s why Missouri organizers, who tried and failed to get such a system on the ballot this year, should keep trying. »

Man who jumped from 18th floor of NYC tower identified as Bed Bath & Beyond CFO

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The man, who jumped from the 18th floor of the 'Jenga' tower in Manhattan, New York, on September 2, has been identified as Gustavo Arnal, the Chief Financial Officer of Bed Bath & Beyond, an US-based chain of retail stores, according to multiple reports.

Calls regarding the jump came in around 12.30 pm on September 2, as per a New York Police Department (NYPD) spokesperson, the reports said.

Arnal joined Bed Bath & Beyond in 2020 when the firm was already struggling because of the COVID-19 pandemic. »

Truss to push ahead with low-tax economy despite calls for caution

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“I understand that people are struggling, that businesses are also concerned about their energy bills and the impact it could have on their future.”.

Reports on Sunday night said that her team were discussing freezing gas and electricity bills with industry leaders.

On the economy, she emphasised her prioritisation of tax cuts, saying it was more important to grow the economy than to try to reduce economic inequalities. »

America’s COVID toilet paper hoarders had an unintended effect: Booming sales of Japanese toilets

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They’re now taking off in the US—thanks in no small part due to pandemic-induced shortages of toilet paper.

The outlook for further growth is bright, despite the “toilet paper panic” being over, company executive Shinya Tamura said in an interview.

Sales in China, however, are “quite sluggish” amid ongoing Covid-19 lockdowns and government efforts to suppress real-estate prices. »

Silent Hill 2 Remake Screenshots From Internal Prototype Leaked

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Screenshots from an internal pitch for the Silent Hill 2 Remake project by Bloober Team have made their way online showcasing a third-person view.

The screenshots were shared by a user on Twitter who has now deleted his tweet, but Dusk Golem, who has previously leaked screenshots from an unannounced Silent Hill project confirmed that these were legitimate, although they are not from the in-development Silent Hill 2 Remake.

Here are the leaked screenshots for the Silent Hill 2 Remake pitch that Bloober Team presented to Konami and got approval for the project. »