The Daily Populous

Thursday May 25th, 2023 day edition

image for Jan. 6 defendant who put foot on desk in Pelosi's office sentenced to 4 and a half years in prison

A photo showing him seated at a desk in then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office became one of the most indelible images of Jan. 6.

Prosecutors had sought a prison term of more than seven years, noting that Barnett admitted to entering the Capitol wielding a stun gun and carrying an American flag.

Barnett addressed the court during Wednesday's sentencing hearing, saying he was "not proud" of his conduct but arguing it was not "threatening.".

"This was an enigma in my life," Barnett said, asking for a sentence of probation.

Richard Barnett inside the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

He admitted to having regrets for using a vulgar, misogynistic phrase about Pelosi and for putting his feet on the desk.

In sentencing Barnett to 54 months in prison, Cooper said Barnett had not shown remorse. »

Democrats erupt in laughter after Greene calls for decorum in House

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Democrats erupted in laughter on the House floor Wednesday when Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) — who was presiding over the chamber — called for decorum.

“I ask that the House be in order and there be some decorum on the other side,” Scalise said.

Following the laughter, Greene said “the House will be in order” and recognized Scalise to continue talking on the floor. »

Under Elon Musk, Twitter has approved 83% of censorship requests by authoritarian governments

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The most recent example was the blocking of accounts critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, two days before the elections held in Turkey last Sunday.

“If we have a choice of either our people going to prison or us complying with the laws, we will comply with the laws.”

Twitter’s acquiescence to autocratic or non-liberal regimes is not an exaggeration by critics of the social network. »

Cheers as Brandon School Division rejects call to remove library books on sexuality, gender identity

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Loud cheers erupted inside a packed high school gymnasium after the Brandon School Division rejected a call to remove books dealing with sexuality and gender identity from libraries.

Brandon vote rejects call to remove library books on sexuality, gender identity Duration 3:08 They met and listened, until the early hours of the morning.

30 delegations turned out to speak on the proposal to remove certain books dealing with sexuality and gender identity. »

Bryan Johnson is swapping blood with 17-year-old son

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The tech entrepreneur Bryan Johnson recently recruited his 17-year-old son, Talmage, and his 70-year-old father, Richard, to join him in “the world’s first multigenerational plasma exchange.”.

Finally, the multimillionaire’s father had some of his own blood drained to make room for Bryan’s good stuff.

This isn’t the first time Bryan Johnson has had young blood pumped into his body to reverse aging. »