The Daily Populous

Wednesday July 12nd, 2023 day edition

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Whenever people ask me what I do for a living, I tell them that I’m a translator from English to English.

I try to take complex subjects and make them understandable, first to myself and then to readers — and that is what I want to do here regarding three interrelated questions: Why is Israel’s cabinet trying to crush the country’s Supreme Court?

Why did President Biden tell CNN that “this is one of the most extreme” Israeli cabinets he’d ever seen?

And why did the U.S. ambassador to Israel just say that America is working to prevent Israel from “going off the rails”?.

According to a 2020 Congressional Research Service report, Israel has received the most U.S. foreign assistance of any country in the world since World War II, at $146 billion, not adjusted for inflation.

That’s quite an allowance and one that might have merited a little more respect for the U.S. president from Ben-Gvir, who in his youth was convicted of inciting racism against Arabs. »

E. Jean Carroll: DOJ no longer believes Trump should have immunity from defamation lawsuit

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The Justice Department has reversed course and said it no longer believes that Donald Trump should be entitled to immunity for his response to E. Jean Carroll’s accusation of sexual assault, allowing the civil lawsuit to move forward to trial in January.

This lawsuit is separate from the sexual assault and defamation case that went to trial this year resulting in a jury awarding Carroll $5 million in damages.

“And a jury has now found that Mr. Trump sexually assaulted Ms. Carroll long before he became President. »

Empty Office Buildings Are Being Turned Into Vertical Farms

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Although the Covid-19 pandemic drove workers out of their offices over three years ago, many office buildings still remain deserted.

In New York, city officials are transforming empty office buildings into apartments around parts of Midtown.

Dan Houston, president of AgriPlay, who has worked in the business for two decades, had long thought that vertical farming and office buildings were a natural match. »

'I will be vindicated': MyPillow CEO scrambles to auction items as company’s revenue plummets

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The auction also comes after an arbitration panel ordered Lindell, in April, to pay $5 million to a software developer who debunked his false 2020 election claims.

According to Star Tribune, when the CEO was asked if "pending lawsuits" have negatively impacted his sales, Lindell replied, "of course.".

READ MORE: 'I need help': MyPillow CEO 'offers stock' to recover over $40M he lost 'trying to overturn the election'. »

Twitter better for ‘freedom of speech’, says senior Afghan Taliban official

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Twitter owner Elon Musk’s freewheeling approach to the platform’s handling of censorship has won support from an unlikely quarter — Afghanistan’s Taliban.

Anas Haqqani, a senior Taliban leader without an official portfolio, said late on Monday that Twitter had “two important advantages” over other social media platforms following the launch of Meta-owned rival Threads.

The remarks drew an angry reaction from some users, who noted the Taliban government did not allow its own citizens the same rights. »