The Daily Populous

Thursday November 29th, 2018 evening edition

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- Practicing the movements of a tomb guard is done in front of three mirrors in the tomb guard quarters for two hours a day (three hours in winter).

- Every piece of a guard's military-issued dress uniform is altered in some way for the high standards of tomb guard.

- A guard's shoes are hand-polished to a high shine; they are the only battalion to still polish shoes by hand.

- A guard can enter the green guard house at any time to call the guards on duty in the tomb guard quarters.

- Tomb guards are the only battalion allowed to wear sunglasses with their dress uniform during ceremonies.

- A guard's tomb identification badge can be revoked at any time, even after retiring from the military, if they are found to be dishonorable.

- Guards are not allowed to smile until they have returned to quarters after a shift outside performing a ceremony. »

The world is slowly turning against Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman even as Trump digs his heels in

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Today, Crown Prince Mohammed, 33, is widely viewed as the central villain in the brutal killing of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Khashoggi's killing, however, has dramatically changed the narrative on the crown prince, and the world is slowly turning against him.

Trump is standing by the crown prince, but the rest of Washington is starting to turn against the Saudi ruler. »


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In October I received an email saying I owed them about $9000.

I thought this was an error so I contacted Financial Aid via email.

I have spoken with every department and they all say that yes, it was their fault but I still need to pay them back. »

House Democrats Who Haven’t Supported Net Neutrality Yet Have All Taken Money from Telecoms

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The Democratic members of Congress staying mum on net neutrality have all taken campaign contributions from major telecom companies, according to Federal Election Commission filings.

To be clear, getting a campaign contribution from a telecom company does not preclude one from supporting net neutrality regulations.

The fact that they have also pocketed a few thousand from the same corporations that want to keep net neutrality repealed is worth noting. »

In academia, censorship and conformity have become the norm

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The problem has been increasing and was the reason I chose to leave the field of sex research.

In the last several months alone, multiple controversies involving academic censorship have emerged.

I would also suggest taking note of what a professor chooses to post on social media, especially if it’s political content. »