The Daily Populous

Thursday September 8th, 2022 evening edition

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We live in an era of stark political division, but there's at least one aspect of politics both sides agree on: a maximum age limit for elected officials.

Most feel that after a certain age they should not be permitted to hold office.

There isn't just agreement across political lines, but across demographic groups, like age, too.

Young and old, including seniors, favor maximum age limits for elected officials.

And far more Americans believe additional young people in elected office would be a positive for U.S. politics than a negative.

This is older than the current average age of members of Congress, but about a third of current U.S. senators are 70 years of age or older.

While young and old alike think elected officials should not be permitted to serve after a certain age, younger Americans are a bit more likely than older people to put that maximum age at 60 years old. »

Why Amazon's Lord Of The Rings MMO Was Canceled

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For years, Amazon Games was developing a Lord of the Rings MMO alongside Chinese game developer Leyou and Middle-earth Enterprises.

Amazon Games president Christoph Hartmann told GameSpot that its Lord of the Rings MMO disintegrated when Leyou was sold to Tencent.

Amazon's Lord of the Rings MMO could have opened some synergistic opportunities with the company's newly released The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power series, it seems. »

Middle East heating almost twice as fast as global average, report warns

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The eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East are more susceptible to warming trends because of their unique natural characteristics, like large desert expanses and lower water levels, the study said.

The report was prepared by an international group of scientists overseen by The Cyprus Institute’s Climate and Atmosphere Research Center and the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry.

The UN’s climate report termed the Mediterranean as a climate change “hotspot” which is vulnerable to droughts, coastal erosion and heat waves. »

Michigan GOP leaders encourage rule breaking at poll worker training session

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Earlier this year, unsuccessful GOP gubernatorial candidate Ryan Kelley called on Michigan poll workers to unplug election equipment "if you see something you don't like happening."

Ludtke, who was a poll worker in the Michigan primary, noted that "everything seemed to work out -- I got no real complaints.".

And fueling distrust in the election process is the ultimate goal, said Timmer, the former Michigan GOP executive director. »