The Daily Populous

Friday February 24th, 2023 night edition

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But though Russia’s military has been shown to be disorganized, demoralized and poorly-equipped, its sheer strength remains enormous.

The propaganda machine and police state created by Putin have succeeded in keeping the Russian people’s support for the war at surprisingly high levels.

So the question going forward is who is more likely to win a war of attrition.

Putin himself may want to find a successor if he realizes he can no longer hold on to power.

His ratings risk dropping low before the 2024 presidential race, although Russia is hardly famous for holding transparent democratic elections.

Unlike child David, most Western leaders, with a couple of exceptions, are not under the influence of powerful painkillers.

Western media celebrating UAF's battlefield victories and 200,000 or so Russian war losses does not make things better either. »

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse demands more transparency on gifts, food, lodging and entertainment that federal judges and Supreme Court justices receive

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Unlike lower federal judges, Supreme Court justices are not bound by a code of conduct.

In a new letter obtained by Insider, Whitehouse demanded answers on how the justices and all other federal judges disclose hospitality they receive, including gifts, food, lodging and entertainment.

The American Bar Association also urged the Supreme Court this month to adopt ethics rules similar to those followed by all other federal judges. »

NLRB prohibits employers from including clauses that silence workers

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If your company lays you off, your employer might offer you severance pay — but only if you agree to adhere to a number of restrictions.

But the National Labor Relations Board this week put employers on notice that they can no longer silence laid-off employees in two very specific ways that the board says violates employees’ rights under sections 7 and 8(a)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act.

Employers can no longer include a broadly written confidentiality clause that requires you to keep mum about the terms of your severance agreement. »

Angry Ohio residents confront Norfolk Southern CEO during CNN town hall on toxic East Palestine train wreck

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Residents of a small Ohio town whose lives have been upended since a train hauling toxic chemicals derailed there earlier this month pressed top officials on the long-term health concerns and expressed their mounting distrust Wednesday night during a CNN town hall.

But residents left the town hall feeling frustrated after many their questions went unanswered, despite their repeated attempts to get clarity on safety measures.

Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff noted handling potential toxic exposures “may not be in the wheelhouse” of many physicians. »

Metal Gear Solid Collection Rumored For PlayStation’s State of Play, Releasing On PC & Consoles

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A Metal Gear Solid collection is rumored to make an appearance at PlayStation’s State of Play event, with an eventual release on both PC and consoles.

This isn’t the first we’ve heard rumors regarding a Metal Gear Solid collection.

Earlier this year, Twitter user oopsleaks had mentioned that classic Metal Gear Solid games would be coming to Steam some time later in 2023. »