The Daily Populous

Wednesday February 8th, 2023 night edition

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Traditionally, Tibetans rarely washed, believing it bad for their health (at the high altitude’s icy temperatures, maybe with some justification).

It is also a matriarchal society, where women have been able to choose to bear children with several different lovers without reproach.

Yet an accelerating assimilation campaign waged by the ruling Chinese Communist Party is threatening to utterly erase Tibet’s unique way of life.

The latest salvo was revealed Monday, when three U.N. experts warned that roughly 1 million Tibetan children have been separated from their families and forcibly placed into Chinese state-run boarding schools, as part of efforts to absorb them “culturally, religiously and linguistically” into the dominant Han Chinese culture.

In August 2018, one activist who simply arranged Tibetan language classes was sentenced to five years in prison for “inciting separatism.”.

“In this context, initiatives to promote Tibetan language and culture are reportedly being suppressed, and individuals advocating for Tibetan language and education are persecuted.”.

But the residential schools campaign threatens to make today’s Tibetans the last generation on the plateau that could culturally claim the name. »

Brazil’s Lula to restart housing program for low-income families

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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will this month restart the federal housing program “Minha Casa, Minha Vida” for lower income people, his chief of staff said on Sunday.

The focus of the housing program, which means “my home, my life”, would be on the resumption of unfinished works and on one that involves greater government subsidy, Costa said.

Costa also said that the president would visit the state of Sergipe on Feb. 15 to resume a highways program. »

LGBTQ+ State Senator Proposes Ban on 'Religious Indoctrination' of Kids

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Under the bill, LB371, introduced by Republican Sen. Dave Murman, anyone under 19 would be prohibited from attending drag shows.

Murman claims never to have attended a drag performance but relies on videos he’s seen online to judge them as inappropriate for children, Nebraska Public Media reported.

It’s unclear how Murman’s proposed law would affect the restaurant Hooters, which features women in suggestive tank tops who serve the patrons. »

Ghost Story Games' Judas Is Currently Planned for Release By March 2025

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Speaking to IGN ahead of the earnings release, I asked Zelnick if Judas was included in that 87 number, and he said yes.

That said, delays happen all the time, 2025 is far away, and delays have been especially prevalent across AAA game development in recent years.

He also discussed the GTA 6 leaks from late last year and their emotional impact on the team. »

New Jersey officer charged after allegedly shooting and wounding fleeing person who was unarmed

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New Jersey's top law enforcement official brought criminal charges Monday against a police officer he said shot a fleeing person in the back, wounding him severely.

Attorney General Matthew Platkin said the state filed charges of second-degree aggravated assault and official misconduct against Paterson Police Officer Jerry Moravek.

Moravek shouted for the person to drop the gun before firing, striking him in the back. »