The Daily Populous

Thursday September 27th, 2018 day edition

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Mayor Dale Ross is in Calgary speaking at the 2018 Alberta Climate Summit this week and stopped in to share the story with CBC's The Homestretch.

We had a windmill farm up in the panhandle near Amarillo and a solar farm out in far, far West Texas.

Wind and solar would give us fixed rate pricing for 25 years.

It also mitigates regulatory and governmental risk because those knuckleheads in Washington, D.C., they can screw up a good deal for you with over-regulating.

It's very clean energy, no pollutants go back into the air, so what can they possibly do?.

My daytime job is being a Certified Public Accountant and we make our decisions based on facts.

Georgetown is the first city in Texas,and the largest in the United States, to be powered 100 percent by renewable energy. »

The billionaire LA Times owner calls social media the 'cancer of our time'

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Soon-Shiong, a former surgeon turned entrepreneur, told "Squawk Alley" that "I say it's the cancer of our time and social media is a form of metastasis of news.

Soon-Shiong, born in South Africa and currently living in Los Angeles, is not the only high-level entrepreneur to publicly criticize social media.

WATCH: The man who "invented" the #hashtag and how it changed social media. »

Diplomats Say They Were Definitely Laughing At Trump At The UN

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Trump, however, insisted later in the day that they weren't laughing at him, saying, "People had a good time with me.

NEW YORK — Donald Trump’s speech to the UN was met by widespread laughter, and diplomats have confirmed that their delegations were laughing at — not with — the US president.

On Wednesday, Trump argued during a news conference that "they weren't laughing at me, they were laughing with me.". »

Trump calls on Kurdish reporter by saying 'Mr. Kurd'

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"Yes, please, Mr. Kurd, go ahead" Trump said in a press conference at the United Nations in New York while calling on a journalist.

The journalist responded by asking Trump a question about what U.S. relations will be with the Kurds post-Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Trump replied that the U.S. gives considerable assistance to the Kurds, before saying that thousands of Kurds died fighting ISIS. »