The Daily Populous

Friday October 7th, 2022 evening edition

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A new campaign ad for Kari Lake, the hard-right Donald Trump-backed GOP nominee for governor in Arizona, features stock video of Russian soldiers marching in a victory parade.

The footage appears as the narrator of the spot promises Lake, a former local news anchor, will “deploy the National Guard to secure our border,” Heartland Signal reported on Thursday.

The original footage is still available to buy from the stock image website Shutterstock.

NEW: Arizona GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake uses footage of Russian soldiers marching in her campaign ad, claiming (incorrectly) that they are the Arizona National Guard.

“If Kari Lake can’t identify a uniformed member of the Arizona National Guard from a Russian soldier, she has no business leading our brave men and women as governor,” Lake’s Democratic rival, Katie Hobbs, told the media outlet.

It’s not the first time Republicans have been busted using stock footage from Russia in their campaign ads.

Last month, the big reveal of the House GOP’s “Commitment to America” promo video was found to contain imagery from both Russia and Ukraine. »

Iran denies security forces killed 16-year-old, says she fell off roof

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Social media reports and rights group Amnesty International have said Sarina Esmaeilzadeh was killed by security forces when she was struck with batons on the head during protests over the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in morality police custody.

Authorities earlier this week gave a similar cause of death - falling off a roof - for 17-year-old Nika Shakarami, who activists say was killed in Tehran while demonstrating over Amini's death.

Chief justice Hossein Fazeli Herikandi said claims in opposition media about her death were "lies". »

The Universe Is Not Locally Real, and the Physics Nobel Prize Winners Proved It

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They equally split the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics “for experiments with entangled photons, establishing the violation of Bell inequalities and pioneering quantum information science.”

From about 1940 until as late as 1990, the topic was often treated as philosophy at best and crackpottery at worst.

Today, quantum information science is among the most vibrant and impactful subfields in all of physics. »

Marijuana Reform Is A Political Slam Dunk That Congress Couldn’t Handle

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It’s hard to imagine what it would have taken for Congress to ever act on its own to legalize marijuana unless Democrats somehow won a Senate supermajority.

Marijuana reform advocates had instead been rooting for lawmakers to adopt a modest change that would allow marijuana businesses that are legal under state laws to access federally-insured banking services.

Marijuana advocates applauded the announcement but also sounded a note of caution and said Congress should still change the law itself. »