The Daily Populous

Friday October 12nd, 2018 day edition

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Virgin Group founder Richard Branson has suspended a $1 billion investment project with Saudi Arabia due to the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

Branson made the announcement Thursday as US Senators sparked an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the mystery of the missing US resident and Saudi critic.

“What has reportedly happened in Turkey around the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, if proved true, would clearly change the ability of any of us in the West to do business with the Saudi Government,” Branson said in a statement.

“We have asked for more information from the authorities in Saudi and to clarify their position in relation to Mr Khashoggi.”.

The Saudi government announced its intention to invest $1 billion into Virgin Galactic and Virgin Orbit last year, according to CNBC.

Khashoggi vanished Oct. 2 after he went to the consulate in Istanbul to get paperwork so he could marry a Turkish citizen.

On Wednesday, a bipartisan group of senators sent a letter to President Trump that requires him to determine whether Saudi Arabia is responsible for the killing Khashoggi. »

First Lady Melania Trump Says She Is 'the Most Bullied Person in the World'

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Melania Trump says she is “the most bullied person in the world.”.

The First Lady told ABC News that personal attacks on her inspired her to launch the “Be Best” anti-bullying initiative.

“I could say that I’m the most bullied person in the world,” she said in an interview recorded during her recent tour of Africa. »

Kanye West is no victim; he's a fully-grown, ignorant man-child

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Yep, after faithfully stroking the President's ego, Kanye West finally got his narcissistic wish.

While Trump is known for exploiting any and everything -- even the September 11th terrorist attacks -- Kanye West is no victim.

Moreover, it is wildly offensive to conflate having mental health issues and displaying erratic behavior with being a willfully ignorant man-child, which is what Kanye West has become. »

‘I Fundamentally Believe That My Time at Reddit Made the World a Worse Place’

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This interview features Dan McComas, the former senior vice-president for product of Reddit and the founder and CEO of Imzy, a community-focused platform.

I came in to work at Reddit officially in 2011, and kept doing Reddit Gifts and also being involved with the Reddit side.

I fundamentally believe that my time at Reddit made the world a worse place. »