The Daily Populous

Tuesday October 23rd, 2018 night edition

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As a reminder, in August, a San Francisco Jury awarded $289 million in damages to a former school groundskeeper, Dewayne Johnson, who said Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller gave him terminal cancer.

The award consists of $40 million in compensatory damages and $250 million in punitive damages.

His doctors didn’t think he’d live to live to see the verdict.

Two years later, the 46-year-old father of two was diagnosed with lymphoma – which has covered as much as 80% of his body in lesions.

As Bloomberg reports, a California state judge rejected Bayer’s arguments that the jury didn’t have any basis to conclude that the herbicide caused an ex-school groundskeeper’s cancer.

“I hope [Monsanto] gets the message that people in America and across the world are not ignorant.

The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not reflect Anti-Media editorial policy. »

From Lego Movie to Deadpool, "meta" comedy is everywhere

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There was a time when meta humor was considered the mark of a smart comedy.

These days, however, meta comedy is basically par for the course.

Characters in the latter films seem hyper-aware of not only the fact that they’re in a movie but a very specific kind of movie that has specific expectations around it. »

Exclusive: In Leaked Audio, Brian Kemp Expresses Concern Over Georgians Exercising Their Right to Vote

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Kemp then asserted that much of that Abrams effort is focused on absentee ballot requests.

The idea that he, as Secretary of State, would be ‘concerned’ that hardworking Georgians are exercising their right to vote is disgraceful and outrageous.”.

“Brian Kemp should resign immediately so that Georgians can be sure the election will be administered in an impartial and competent manner,” she said. »

Student discovers slowest ever pulsar star

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Credit: University of Manchester An approximately 14 million year old pulsar star that is the "slowest-spinning" of its kind ever identified has been discovered by a Ph.D. student from The University of Manchester.

After such an explosion a super-dense spinning "neutron star" is left behind with a diameter of only about 20 kilometres.

More information: C. M. Tan et al. LOFAR Discovery of a 23.5 s Radio Pulsar, The Astrophysical Journal (2018). »

The Far Right Represents Only 6% of the U.S. Citizens, Study Says

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Compared to those on the right, this group is more secular and urban, and rejects traditional authority while trying to rectify “historical injustices.”.

The study, called “Hidden Tribes,” broke out results into seven categories, with 67% of those surveyed falling into what researchers labeled the “Exhausted Majority.”

This largest grouping looks for common ground, has opinions based on situations instead of conforming to strict ideologies—and hates polarization. »