The Daily Populous

Saturday December 22nd, 2018 morning edition

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As the threat of a government shutdown looms, the incoming congresswoman highlighted the other ways—from increasing teacher pay to replacing water pipes—that lawmakers could spend the money:.

And just like that, GOP discovers $5.7 billion for a wall.

$5.7 billion What if we instead added $5.7B in teacher pay?.

But notice how no one’s asking the GOP how they’re paying for it.

The mechanics of paying for a #GreenNewDeal are exactly the same.

Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)—which endorsed Ocasio-Cortez's successful bid to oust long-time Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) last summer—responded to news of the potential $5.7 billion in border wall funding with a focus on healthcare.

Meanwhile, 30 million people still don’t have healthcare — DSA for Medicare for All (@dsam4a) December 21, 2018. »

Are the late Stephen Hawking’s religious beliefs typical of U.K. scientists?

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In a new study, researchers from Rice University, Baruch College and West Virginia University find that U.K. scientists are indeed significantly less religious than the U.K. general population.

In addition, U.K. scientists at elite universities are more likely to never attend religious services than those at less prestigious schools.

The study also indicates biologists are more likely to never attend religious services than physicists. »

You’re not quitting Facebook if you still use Instagram and WhatsApp

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And after all, between apps like Instagram and WhatsApp, you’ve got all the social media you need.

Sadly, I am here to burst your bubble, if you weren’t already aware: Instagram and WhatsApp are both run by Facebook.

Facebook has also offered advertisers the ability to reach Instagram and Facebook users with the same campaign. »

Measles cases at highest for 20 years in Europe, as anti-vaccine movement grows

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A fresh Guardian analysis of WHO data shows that measles cases in Europe will top 60,000 this year - more than double that of 2017 and the highest this century.

“It is unimaginable that we have deaths because of measles – children dying because of measles.

A sharp slump in vaccination rates in France in 2010 was followed by a spike in measles cases the following year. »

Dana White: UFC grew so fast because Joe Rogan is the best ever

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Dana White: UFC grew so fast because Joe Rogan is the best ever.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) color commentator, Joe Rogan, is the voice that most mixed martial arts (MMA) fans associate with the action taking place inside the Octagon.

So it’s hard to imagine that some fighters were actually against having Rogan in the booth. »