The Daily Populous

Wednesday January 18th, 2023 morning edition

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Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene is set to join the House Homeland Security committee in a decision that is drawing disbelief and disgust from her critics who find themselves unable to fathom that a onetime 9/11 truther and spreader of countless conspiracies will now sit on a committee making decisions about America’s defence.

The news broke on Tuesday as committee assignments for the 118th Congress were released following the marathon vote to confirm Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House.

Ms Greene has clearly taken steps since joining Congress to back away from her past rhetoric.

Democratic congressman Ritchie Torres tweeted: “As the former Vice Chair of the House Homeland Security Committee, I’m HORRIFIED that it was just announced that Marjorie Taylor Greene will serve on the committee.

A QAnon conspiracy theorist + Jan 6 insurrectionist doesn’t belong on a committee that exists to fight extremism.”.

His colleague Ted Lieu wrote: “Here is exhibit 9,387 as to why House Republicans are extreme: they put Marjorie Taylor Greene on the Homeland Security Committee.

He remains under state and federal investigation after telling a whirlwind of lies about his background before being elected to the House last year. »

Tesla video promoting self-driving was staged, engineer testifies

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The previously unreported testimony by Elluswamy represents the first time a Tesla employee has confirmed and detailed how the video was produced.

The video carries a tagline saying: “The person in the driver’s seat is only there for legal reasons.

When Tesla released the video, Musk tweeted, “Tesla drives itself (no human input at all) thru urban streets to highway to streets, then finds a parking spot.”. »

Florida High School Cancels ‘Indecent,’ a Play About Censorship on Broadway in 1923

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When an English production of the play opened on Broadway in 1923, the cast and producer were arrested on obscenity charges—and the play was shut down.

In 2015, playwright Paula Vogel dramatized the controversy and censorship in her own play, the Tony-nominated Indecent.

Now, a Florida high school has abruptly canceled a student production of Indecent, citing sexual content. »

Leaked Suicide Squad image appears to confirm battle pass and more

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A leaked Suicide Squad image has confirmed plans for service game elements such as a battle pass.

The battle pass and multiple currencies shown in the image have inspired debate on social media about how extensive the live service elements will be for the title.

However, a development source told VGC that while a battle pass is planned for the game, it will be focused on cosmetic items such as skins. »

Russia’s Crime and Punishment

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When legal scholars speak of the crime of aggression, they mean the crime of waging an illegal war.

The first court with jurisdiction to try this new crime was the International Military Tribunal established at Nuremberg, Germany, after World War II.

There, 24 Nazi leaders faced trial for crimes committed during the war, including the “crime against peace,” as it was then called. »