The Daily Populous

Wednesday May 2nd, 2018 night edition

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A California bill that would impose the nation's strictest state net neutrality law is being replicated in the New York state legislature.

Further Reading AT&T’s least favorite net neutrality bill takes another step forward.

The FCC voted to repeal its rules in December and declared that states are preempted from passing their own net neutrality rules.

Washington and Oregon have already passed state net neutrality laws, but the California bill goes further than either of those laws.

For analysis on possible litigation, see our previous article, "Why States Might Win the Net Neutrality War Against the FCC.".

New York, California, and 20 other states are also suing the FCC to overturn the net neutrality repeal order.

said yesterday that, on May 9, the Democrats will "file the petition to force a vote on the Senate floor to save net neutrality. »

Prof Stephen Hawking's multiverse finale

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Prof Stephen Hawking's final research paper suggests that our Universe may be one of many similar to our own.

It also points a way forward for astronomers to find evidence of the existence of parallel universes.

Instead, the Hartle-Hawking idea used a different theory called quantum mechanics to explain how the Universe arose from nothingness. »

The Environmental Protection Agency in the Early Trump Administration: Prelude to Regulatory Capture

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Rhetoric—Pruitt has regularly championed the interests of regulated industries, while rarely affirming environmental and health protections.

Rather Pruitt asserted that “regulation exists to give certainty to the regulated” and emphasized an EPA commitment to “enhance economic growth.”

Executive orders—Several of Trump’s executive orders explicitly undermine environmental regulations without mentioning health effects on people and environments. »

How Pink Floyd’s ‘Another Brick in the Wall’ Got Banned in South Africa

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By May 2, 1980, the South African government had issued a ban on "Another Brick in the Wall," creating international headlines.

As the '80s dawned, however, outrage over this imbalance began to take root – both internationally and in South Africa.

Boycotts at black schools started at Cape Town's Hanover Park in February 1980, just as Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall" entered the South African charts. »