The Daily Populous

Thursday November 22nd, 2018 day edition

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Facebook has been criticised for allowing a 16-year-old child bride in South Sudan to be auctioned off to the highest bidder on its platform.

Child marriage is illegal in South Sudan but remains widespread.

Her father received 500 cows, two luxury cars, two bikes, a boat, some mobile phones and $13,800 in exchange for his daughter.

It is the largest dowry ever paid in the civil war-torn country, according to the Government.

Five men bid on the girl, including high-ranking South Sudanese government officials, according to children's rights organisation Plan International.

George Otim, country director of Plan International South Sudan, likened the auction to slave markets and slammed Facebook for allowing it to take place on the company's platform.

While South Sudan's Government condemns the practice of child marriage, it says it cannot regulate communities' cultural norms, especially in remote areas. »

Watch Nirvana sabotage Buenos Aires stadium show, opening with (still) unreleased song, 1992

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Prior to their set, Kurt Cobain witnessed the negative reception their hand picked opening act received, and was so incensed that he considered canceling the gig.

It ended up being one of their oddest shows, and it was all captured on videotape by a professional film crew.

“When we played Buenos Aires, we brought this all-girl band over from Portland called Calamity Jane,” Kurt recalled. »

Utah—Yes, Utah—Has Approved a Ballot Initiative to Curb Gerrymandering – Mother Jones

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After two weeks of nail-biting vote-counting, Utah joined three other states in curbing gerrymandering by approving independent redistricting commissions through ballot initiatives in the November 6 midterm elections.

On Election Day, voters in Michigan, Colorado, and Missouri also approved ballot measures to end gerrymandering.

Utah voters also approved propositions to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act and legalize medical marijuana. »

[Update Final] Tenant is renting out my apartment on AirBnB. Tenant isn't responding, AirBnB doesn't care, and my condo board is threatening to fine me for each violation. I have no idea how to even h

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Tenant isn't responding, AirBnB doesn't care, and my condo board is threatening to fine me for each violation.

My apartment is a disaster right now and from what my property manager has stated it seems like people definitely did smoke in my apartment.

It probably isn't the best ending but it taught me an extremely valuable lesson, and i can go home at Christmas and hopefully clean my apartment. »