The Daily Populous

Saturday January 5th, 2019 day edition

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Millionaire anti-virus software tycoon John McAfee unleashed a barrage of criticism of the IRS in a series of tweets Thursday and bragged that he has not filed a tax return in eight years.

"I have not filed a tax return for 8 years," McAfee wrote before calling taxes illegal and complaining about government services.

He noted that he lives off the money made from McAfee Inc. - the company he founded and resigned from in 1994 - and called himself a "prime target" for the IRS before writing "Here I am.".

In another tweet, McAfee likened the tax agency to the Nazi SS and said its beginnings are rooted as an intimidation arm of the government during Prohibition.

He cited the Civil War period as an example to abolish the income tax: "prior to the civil war there was no income tax, yet we managed.

McAfee has posted several bizarre tweets in recent years.

Over Twitter in 2018, he accused his enemies of spiking something he ingested in an attempt to kill him. »

Brazil’s New President Moves to Kick Indigenous People off Their Land Just Hours After Taking Office

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The move came a day after Bolsonaro signed a provisional measure dismantling FUNAI, Brazil’s bureau of indigenous affairs.

Under the 1988 constitution, indigenous territories grant exclusive use of land to indigenous peoples, explained Shenker.

Without official territorial boundaries to protect the land of they live on, some indigenous people are at risk of extinction, Shenker said. »

No one has set foot on the moon in almost 50 years. That could soon change.

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Working with commercial partners and the space agencies of other nations, NASA is planning on building a moon-orbiting space station as well as a permanent lunar base.

On Thursday, China successfully placed a lander and rover on the far side of the moon — a first for any nation.

"Maybe when a Chinese astronaut is standing on the moon and sending back a video image then our Congress will ask 'who lost space?'". »

French find “Ratatouille” ever so palatable

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Its Aug. 1 premiere in France drew the fourth-highest opening-day attendance in French movie history.

Reviewers, viewers and even the country’s top chefs are gushing over the movie’s technical accuracy and attention to culinary detail.

“I really liked the way the film managed to mock French chefs by using a rat,” said TV chef Lignac. »

Gov. Reynolds: Allowing Birth Control Without Prior Prescription Is 'The Right Thing To Do'

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Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds said Thursday she will try to enact a law that would allow Iowans to get birth control pills directly from a pharmacist without seeing a doctor first.

Reynolds first mentioned the policy at a debate late in her campaign against Democrat Fred Hubbell.

It came as a surprise to some, because she signed one of the country’s strictest abortion measures into law in May. »