The Daily Populous

Sunday June 25th, 2023 evening edition

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Well, they were reminded that there was such a thing as white privilege.

They were told that, yes, white privilege is a thing, and it's pretty obvious.

Think of the Stanislavsky Method in acting, except this was the Limbaugh Method of acting out.

So many things in our society can be understood by thinking back to high school.

It could be called "White Men Whining III: The Retribution," but honestly we've already been gifted the best possible title: "Florida: Where Woke Goes to Die.".

Joking aside, the privileges afforded by stereotypical or conventional "good looks" are undeniable.

Like all other forms of privilege, they provide people with entrée, a form of soft power that can corrupt one's thinking pretty quickly. »

South Carolina fire chief who pointed gun at teens who turned in his driveway is being sued

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A fire chief in South Carolina who told officials he pointed a gun at two teenagers after they turned into his driveway last year has been accused of assault and false imprisonment in a lawsuit as police reopen their investigation.

The mothers of the teens, who are now 17, filed a suit against McAdams, who at the time of the incident was the Townville fire chief, and his son.

“He made a decision to re-open the case,” said Master Deputy Jimmy Watt, a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office. »

Most unionized US rail workers now have new sick leave

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Last year railroads came under fire for not agreeing to paid sick leave during labor negotiations.

Norfolk Southern said all of its unionized workers are now covered by sick leave agreements.

Five days will be considered paid sick days with the ability to convert two additional paid leave days for use as paid sick time. »

Canadians will no longer have access to news content on Facebook and Instagram, Meta says

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Meta first threatened to end access to news content for Canadian users of Facebook and Instagram earlier this month, in response to the looming passage of Bill C-18.

The company said it was conducting tests on ending news access for a small percentage of Canadians.

This as Meta says it would end news access for Canadians if the federal government's proposed Online News Act becomes law. »

Prigozhin’s Mutiny Is the Beginning of Putin’s End

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In a televised address, the Russian president called Wagner’s mutiny a “stab in the back” and warned of civil war.

For Putin, the Wagner mutiny is a self-inflicted wound, the result of his suicidal war against Ukraine.

It is unclear if we are witnessing the beginning, middle, or end of Putin’s end. »