Tellwut US Newsletter - 50 Exclusive Points - October 29 2021

Newsletter 10/29/2021

Prosecutors Drop Felony Charge Against Man Accused Of 43 Cent Soda Theft

Prosecutors in Pennsylvania have dropped felony charges against a homeless man accused of paying 43 cents too little for a bottle of Mountain Dew.-Huffington Post

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Women, young people more supportive of land acknowledgments by NHL teams: survey

A new survey commissioned by the Association for Canadian Studies, conducted by Leger Marketing between Oct. 22 and 24, found that support for land acknowledgments was strongest in Ontario, where 52 per cent of respondents supported the acknowledgments and 29 per cent opposed them. The survey comes after a controversy over the Montreal Canadiens reading a statement before home games recognizing that they are playing on unceded Indigenous territory and thanking the Mohawk Nation for its hospitality. Quebec's Indigenous Affairs Minister Ian Lafreniere criticized the statement, saying it may have made a mistake when it named a specific people as it's unclear who were the first people to live in what is now Montreal. -CTV News

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Some 5% of unvaccinated adults quit their jobs over Covid vaccine mandates, survey shows

Five percent of unvaccinated adults say they have left a job due to a vaccine mandate, according to a survey released Thursday by the Kaiser Family Foundation. -CNBC

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No Squid Game Halloween costumes, New York schools say

Three primary schools in New York state have banned Halloween costumes from the hit Netflix series Squid Game, over fears they could glorify violence. The South Korean thriller series tells the story of debt-ridden people competing for a huge cash prize in a deadly series of children's games. Its gory content has prompted the schools to email parents about the show's "violent messages". They said Squid Game outfits at school events would be "inappropriate". -BBC

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