The Daily Populous

Tuesday March 5th, 2019 day edition

image for More than a third of millennials share Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's worry about having kids while the threat of climate change looms

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said last week that some young people are concerned about having children given the threat climate change could pose to future generations.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made headlines last week when she suggested that some young Americans are concerned about having children because of the threat that climate change could pose to future generations.

So, the 29-year-old New York progressive went on, young people are grappling with the question: "Is it OK to still have children?".

Read more: Fox News hosts accuse Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of 'admitting to civilizational suicide' after the congresswomen asks if it's 'okay to still have children' with the threat of climate change.

About 18% of Americans strongly disagreed that the future impacts of climate change should be considered by would-be parents.

About 47% of those over 60 said climate change shouldn't be a factor in the decision to have kids.

This appears to be related to how each group views the threat of climate change, and based on other answers probably isn't just pre-children jitters. »

MMR vaccine does not cause autism, another study confirms

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(CNN) The measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine does not increase the risk of autism and does not trigger autism in children who are at risk, according to a new study of over 650,000 children.

Researchers used a population registry to evaluate whether the MMR vaccine increased the risk of autism in children born in Denmark between 1999 and 2010.

Over 95% of the children received the MMR vaccine, and 6,517 were diagnosed with autism. »

Everett teen gets 22 years for school massacre plot foiled by grandmother

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EVERETT, Wash. - An Everett teen who plotted a high school mass shooting that ultimately was foiled by his grandmother was sentenced Thursday to more than 22 years in prison.

O'Connor pleaded guilty in December to first-degree attempted murder, first-degree robbery with a firearm and possession of explosive device in connection with the plot.

The grandmother also told police she had discovered the teen had a semi-automatic rifle stored in a guitar case, court records state. »

Jane Philpott resigns from Trudeau cabinet, cites SNC-Lavalin scandal as a factor

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In her resignation letter Philpott cites the convention of cabinet solidarity—where ministers must always be prepared to defend other ministers publicly—in saying that it has become "untenable" to continue to serve in cabinet.

Scheer said that the remaining cabinet ministers either need to force Trudeau to stand down or disassociate themselves from the scandal.

"Jane Philpott has made her decision based on information she received from cabinet; Canadians deserve to know what happened as well," Singh said in the statement. »

USB4 Is Coming, Boasts Data Transfer Speeds as Fast as Thunderbolt 3

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Coming from the USB Promoter Group, USB4 has been announced as the next evolution of port technology, promising significantly faster speeds.

Well, USB4 will support data transfer speeds of up to 40Gbps, using two-lane operation of 20Gbps each.

USB4 is based on Intel’s Thunderbolt protocol, which is now being shared among the USB Promoter Group and was contributed to USB4. »