The Daily Populous

Wednesday December 5th, 2018 night edition

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A satanic group has added its own statue to a series of displays in the government building of the US state of Illinois to mark the festive season.

Placed between a Christmas tree and a menorah, the four-foot sculpture depicts a snake coiled around an outstretched arm holding an apple.

It's the first display sponsored by the Chicago chapter of the Temple of Satan.

The state government said the temple had the same right as other religious groups to have a display.

It says its uses satanic imagery to promote the separation of church and state and to campaign for "practical common sense and justice".

Earlier this year, members of a Satanic Temple placed a statue of Baphomet - a goat-like deity associated with Satanism - outside Arkansas' statehouse during a First Amendment rally.

The group also settled a $50m copyright lawsuit against Netflix and Warner Bros last month over a statue of Baphomet used in the TV series The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. »

Ajit Pai admits Russia interfered in net neutrality process amid lawsuit

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One recent study recently found that of the real comments, nearly 100 percent were made in favor of the FCC keeping the existing net neutrality rules.

In his response, Pai says it is a “fact” that some of the comments were submitted using Russian e-mail addresses, but argues many of those comments supported net neutrality.

Regardless, Pai cites the argument of the FCC’s IT staff, that keeping the information private is necessary to defend against cyberattacks. »

Bringing balance to the universe: New theory could explain missing 95 percent of the cosmos

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This astonishing new theory may also prove right a prediction that Einstein made 100 years ago.

Our current, widely recognised model of the Universe, called LambdaCDM, tells us nothing about what dark matter and dark energy are like physically.

A unifying theory of dark energy and dark matter: Negative masses and matter creation within a modified LambdaCDM framework, Astronomy & Astrophysics (2018). »

Another School-Confiscated-A-Phone post, EXCEPT: LAOP is the parent and their kid’s phone is used to monitor their glucose for their Type One Diabetes, which they have a 504 for. Bonus: principal told the kid to just “eat less sugar”.

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Yesterday the public school he attends took his phone.

Their policy is that is you are “Using for your phone to much” they take it.

I know how much he hates using one and it is not as good as the continuous glucose monitor on his phone. »

Unmarried pregnant teacher fired from Catholic school

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COAL TOWNSHIP, Pennsylvania - Naiad Reich and boyfriend Matt Graboski are expecting their first child next summer.

Instead, Reich was fired from her teaching job at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School because the couple is not married.

For the past two years, Reich was a high school teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes. »