The Daily Populous

Thursday October 27th, 2022 morning edition

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Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, and Republican candidate Mehmet Oz shake hands prior to a debate in Harrisburg on Tuesday.

John Fetterman, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, deserves credit — not ridicule — for taking the debate stage Tuesday night, while still recovering from a stroke he suffered in May.

During the debate, Fetterman used closed captioning to help comprehend questions.

He released a letter from his doctor that said, if elected, he would be able to serve in the Senate without problems.

Fetterman has addressed his health somewhat, but he would be better served by being more open and honest about his challenges and prognoses.

These statements are callous attacks more befitting of a playground bully than a candidate for U.S. Senate.

On Tuesday night, however, Fetterman showed that there is a more humane way forward. »

Quebec politicians refuse to swear oath to King Charles III

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MEMBERS of the Quebec parliament have sparked a conversation in Canada after refusing to swear allegiance to King Charles III.

Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, who leads the pro-independence Parti Québécois, said the oath of fealty to the King was a “straitjacket that condemns each elected representative of the people of Quebec to hypocrisy”.

However, Members of the National Assembly (MNAs) who do not swear their oath to the monarchy are not allowed to take their seat in parliament. »

Marijuana company sued for not making customers high enough

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A California cannabis company is being sued by two local consumers for allegedly lying about the potency of its products.

At issue in the case is how much Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is contained in DreamFields' Jeeter pre-roll products.

California topped the nation in marijuana sales last year at $5.7 billion, according to the Annual Marijuana Business Factbook. »

The SCO and the shape of the conflict to come | Vali Kaleji

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The first was the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), formed in 1992 and the second was the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in 2001.

The SCO has undergone several horizontal (expansion of members) and vertical (tasks and functions) evolutions since its inception in 2001.

At the present time, the SCO has 9 “main members”, including Russia, China, India, Pakistan, and Iran, as well as three “observer members” - Belarus, Mongolia, and Afghanistan. »