The Daily Populous

Saturday September 15th, 2018 evening edition

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Adm. William H. McRaven gives remarks during the U.S. Special Operations Command change of command ceremony held at the Davis Conference Center, MacDill Air Force Base, FL./U.

S. Special Operations Command photo by Mike Bottoms.

William McRaven, a retired four-star admiral who famously led the team that killed Osama Bin Laden, just quit the Pentagon’s technology advisory board, reports Defense News.

The move, just reported, came just four days after after McRaven bashed President Donald Trump in a brutal Washington Post op-ed.

McRaven has asked trump to revoke his security clearance after he revoked former CIA director John Brennan’s.

“I would consider it an honor if you would revoke my security clearance as well, so I can add my name to the list of men and women who have spoken up against your presidency,” he wrote. »

Russia reportedly warned Mattis it could use nuclear weapons in Europe, and it made him see Moscow as an 'existential threat' to the US

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Russia, Woodward then notes,"had privately warned Mattis that if there was a war in the Baltics, Russia would not hesitate to use tactical nuclear weapons against NATO.".

Some experts prefer the term "non-strategic nuclear weapons," as the use of nuclear weapons would have both tactical and strategic implications.

"It would lose, and as a result of that, they have placed more emphasis on more usage of tactical nuclear weapons as a leveler. »

WSU researchers see new plastics causing reproductive woes of old plastics

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Washington State University researchers have found that plastic products meant to replace the chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, are also causing genetic abnormalities in mice.

This time, she saw reproductive defects in control animals housed in plastic cages made with BPA alternatives.

This is a more stable plastic but it induced similar effects on the process of making eggs and sperm. »

Almost half of US cellphone calls will be scams by next year, says report

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Many of us are already conditioned to ignore phone calls from unknown numbers.

A new study seems to validate that M.O. By next year, nearly half of the mobile phone calls we get will be scams, according to a new report from First Orion, a company that provides calls management and protection for T-Mobile, MetroPCs, Virgin Mobile and others.

The company works with carrier giants like T-Mobile to alert consumers of scam calls by displaying "Scam Likely" as caller ID on their phones. »