The Daily Populous

Friday January 27th, 2023 evening edition

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Swedish journalist Chang Frick, affiliated with Russian propagandist channel RT, paid for Danish far-right activist Rasmus Paludan to publicly burn the Quran near the Turkish embassy in Sweden.

The protest that took place on Saturday caused backlash in Turkey and led to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan saying that Sweden shouldn’t expect Ankara’s support for its NATO membership bid.

Swedish media suggest that Moscow was behind the Quran burning, using Frick, who has worked as a freelancer for RT and its subsidiary Ruptly.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova has previously said that if Sweden and Finland join NATO it could lead to “negative implications” for peace in Europe.

Paludan confirmed to the media that the idea to burn the Quran was proposed to him by Frick.

Henrik Vinge, deputy party leader, told local media that Sweden Democrats were not involved in Paludan’s actions.

Latest reports said that Frick also paid for Paludan’s plane ticket to Sweden, but both Paludan and Frick deny it. »

Louisiana man who used social media to lure and try to kill gay men, gets 45 years

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Chance Seneca pleaded guilty to a federal kidnapping charge in September in a plea deal that saw an earlier hate crime charge dropped.

He was sentenced Wednesday in Lafayette by U.S. District Judge Robert Summerhays, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.

A day earlier, he said, he used the apps to set up a meeting with another gay man but decided not to kill him. »

Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidate Is Trying to Open a Gun Range That Serves Alcohol

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According to local news reports, Waukesha County Judge Jennifer Dorow, a conservative candidate, and her husband Brian, are developing an indoor gun range that would not only host weddings and other events, but would also serve alcohol.

The couple requested a Class B liquor license to sell beer and wine to members and guests in the “clubhouse.”

Dorow mentioned the project at a January meeting of the Republican Women of Southeast Wisconsin in audio obtained by Jezebel. »

OnlyFans star earning £100k a month starts 'affordable housing scheme' for UK families

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Rebecca Goodwin rakes in £100,000 a month by creating adult content on OnlyFans, and now the mum-of-two is planning to use her earnings to create affordable housing.

An OnlyFans star who earns £100,000 a month has promised to help out low-income families by buying houses to rent out at an affordable price.

Announcing her plans to her Twitter followers earlier this week Rebecca wrote: "The ball is now rolling with my ‘affordable housing scheme’. »

The Day Before Devs Say Delay Was Planned Before Trademark Dispute

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The Day Before developer Fntastic has said it was planning a delay even before a trademark dispute pushed the game back eight months.

Fntastic released a statement on January 25 (below) claiming that a trademark dispute had forced the delay of both the game and its first major gameplay trailer in over a year.

"We planned to move the game's release before and plan to announce it with [publisher] Mytona in a 10-minute gameplay video," Fntastic told IGN. »