The Daily Populous

Friday May 10th, 2019 evening edition

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So to protect Earth, Amazon founder/CEO Jeff Bezos—who has a side gig as owner of space company Blue Origin —announced today that he wants to utilize the planet for what it does best: keeping humans alive.

At an invite-only press event in Washington, D.C., Bezos announced a massive vision for the future in which “Earth is zoned residential and light industry,” with heavy industry and mining moving to space.

But even a gentrified Earth won’t be enough to support the ballooning human population.

So Bezos is also proposing a constellation of space stations modeled after ideas from his former Princeton professor, Gerard O’Neill.

Related: Why Jeff Bezos is moonstruck to predict a trillion people living in space.

Blue Origin has been vague about plans for New Glenn, but today Bezos announced that its first flight will be in 2021.

Blue Origin has been working on the design for three years, said Bezos. »

When Do People Commit Suicide?

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While professionals and others can not prevent all suicides, evidence suggests can be prevented, and effective prevention strategies already exist.

Previous research on patterns of suicide timing in the US has been frequently based on US Vital Statistics System data.

But a more comprehensive source of data, which the present investigation utilized, comes from the US National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS). »

American siblings trapped in China make public plea for help: "We wake up every morning terrified"

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Two American siblings trapped in China are making a public plea for help.

In a video you'll see only on "CBS This Morning," Cynthia Liu describes the terrifying ordeal that began nearly a year ago.

The siblings are not under house arrest and are free to move anywhere within China, according to their lawyer, though he said Chinese security services monitor their movements. »

Five Production Companies Say They Won't Film in Georgia Over Abortion Law

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Mark Duplass, whose production company Duplass Brothers Productions has a four-picture film deal with Netflix, also alluded to the abortion bill on Twitter on Thursday.

The same day, CounterNarrative films, which produced Netflix's Triple Frontier, added its name to the list of companies that wouldn't shoot in Georgia while the abortion law existed.

May 10, 11:40 am PST Updated headline and article to note five production companies have stated they will not shoot in Georgia while the abortion law exists. »

Mexico Wants to Decriminalize All Drugs and Negotiate With the U.S. to Do the Same

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During his campaign and after winning election, he has consistently called for major reforms to his country’s prohibition on drugs.

With Canada’s decision to legalize and Mexico pushing to decriminalize all drugs, the U.S. may soon find itself isolated by its neighbors when it comes to drug policy.

“Governments are increasingly finding they can neither justify nor afford maintaining the war on drugs,” Hawkins pointed out. »