The Daily Populous

Sunday March 24th, 2019 day edition

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People who feel disempowered tend to feel more willing to shoot someone when mass shootings loom large in their mind, according to new research published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

The findings provide some initial evidence that mass shootings can produce contagion-like effects.

“This particular study, on mass shootings, pertains to the spreading of violent ideas.

We tested whether specific individuals – namely, those who are searching for their own means of personal empowerment, were the most likely to express more violent ideas in response to mass shootings.”.

In one study, the researchers experimentally manipulated a sense of disempowerment by giving some participants a cognitive test that was impossible to solve correctly.

The link between disempowerment and assertive gun use was particularly strong among participants who felt mass shootings were an imminent threat.

The findings suggest that mass shootings can inadvertently promote the idea of using guns to empower oneself. »

CBD jelly beans: Jelly Belly founder releases cannabis-infused jelly beans

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The creator of one of the most recognized brands of jelly beans has debuted a line of CBD-infused sweets for candy lovers to enjoy.

Last month, "Candyman" David Klein, responsible for the creation of Jelly Belly's jelly beans in 1976, announced the founding of his new company, Spectrum Confections, that will offer the treats in 38 flavors.

Some vendors have been selling the beans for about $2 each, according to Spectrum Confections. »

Mali attack: More than 130 Fulani villagers killed

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More than 130 people were killed in an attack on a village in central Mali on Saturday by armed men wearing traditional Dogon hunters' clothing.

Gunmen surrounded the village at dawn before attacking people in their homes in Ogossagou in the Mopti region.

The victims of Saturday's deadly attack were "killed with guns and machetes", a local security official told AFP news agency. »

Mass Protest Vowed If Demand for Public Release of Mueller Report Not Met

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If they try to hide anything, we've got to be ready: #ReleaseTheReport — MoveOn (@MoveOn) March 23, 2019.

Meanwhile, there's little indication at this point that either Barr or the White House will seek to conceal the report.

Earlier this week, Trump—continuing to profess is innocence and repeating his "no collusion" mantra—said the report should be made public. »