The Daily Populous

Thursday November 15th, 2018 night edition

image for Trump Just Blurted Out, Unprompted, That He Installed His Pet Attorney General Over the Russia Probe

Even some conservative legal commentators have suggested his appointment was unconstitutional, and the state of Maryland is suing to that effect.

This was about as blatant a move to obstruct the investigation as the president could have made.

Whitaker has close ties to Sam Clovis, a grand-jury witness in the probe who advised him to start going on CNN to catch Trump's eye.

Matthew Whitaker, the Acting Attorney General of the United States Getty Images Steve Pope.

As first flagged by journalist Brian Beutler, Trump seized on a softball question to spill the beans on Whitaker's appointment.

Could you tell us where your thinking is currently on the attorney general position?

This is not the first time he's lied about knowing Whitaker since appointing him to, incredibly obviously, interfere in the Mueller investigation. »

System error: Japan cybersecurity minister admits he has never used a computer

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System error: Japan cybersecurity minister admits he has never used a computer.

A Japanese minister in charge of cybersecurity has provoked astonishment by admitting he has never used a computer in his professional life, and appearing confused by the concept of a USB drive.

He also appeared confused by the question when asked about whether USB drives were in use at Japanese nuclear facilities. »

People who are religious and ‘ontologically confused’ are more likely to share pseudo-profound bullshit

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A new study has found that the more literally a person understands metaphorical statements and the more religious they are, the more likely they are to share pseudo-profound bullshit on social media.

But, unlike the original study, the new research also examined the willingness to share bullshit.

In the study, 76 Slovak and 45 Romanian participants completed several measures of bullshit receptivity, willingness to share pseudo-profound bullshit, cognitive abilities, and thinking dispositions. »