The Daily Populous

Sunday August 6th, 2023 day edition

image for Power at the gas pump: Oregon lets drivers fuel their own cars, lifting decades-old self-serve ban

That leaves New Jersey as the only state that prohibits motorists from pumping their own gas.

Kacy Willson, 32, who has lived in Oregon her whole life, said she doesn’t have much interest in pumping her own gas.

“I don’t really leave Oregon very much, and when I do, I have to ask someone how to pump gas, and I feel weird.”.

“So, colleagues, let’s make New Jersey the only state in the country that has a law against self-serve gas.”.

Since New Jersey has lower gas prices than New York and Pennsylvania, many drivers from neighboring states cross the state line to fuel up.

In 2015, lawmakers proposed ending the New Jersey ban, but the measure died because of opposition from the powerful state Senate president.

Associated Press reporters Michael Catalini in Trenton, New Jersey, and Claire Rush in Portland, Oregon, contributed to this report. »

John Eastman Comes Clean: Hell Yes We Were Trying to Overthrow the Government

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At some point abuses become so intolerable that it becomes not only their right but their duty to alter or abolish the existing government.”.

The answer for Eastman is clearly yes, and that’s his justification for his and his associates extraordinary actions.

In other words, yes, you have a revolutionary right to overthrow the government if you really think its abuses have gotten that intractable and grave. »

Georgia attorney sentenced for storming Capitol on Jan. 6

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A Georgia attorney who joined the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, and then went on social media to brag about breaking into then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office has been sentenced.

"We occupied the Capitol and shut down the Government — we shut down their stolen election shenanigans," Calhoun wrote, according to a sworn statement from an FBI agent.

Prosecutors were able to draw a line from his appearance at the "Stop the Steal" rally to his entering the Capitol. »

Major Amazon deforester arrested in Brazil: 6,500 hectares cleared, assets frozen

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Brazilian police have arrested a businessman, identified as Bruno Heller, in Novo Progresso, southern Pará, accused of being responsible for deforesting over 6,500 hectares of the Amazon rainforest.

This action was part of a federal operation called "Retomada," aimed at combating fraudulent land registration for deforestation.

He was arrested with unregistered raw gold and an illegal weapon in his possession. »