The Daily Populous

Tuesday June 25th, 2019 morning edition

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But it is not an exaggeration to say that if you're not following the ongoing insanity in Oregon, you are missing a look into a very dark future.

It begins with a not-at-all-unusual squabble between the Republicans in the Oregon legislature and the Democratic Governor, Kate Brown.

On Thursday, every Republican member of the Oregon state senate took a powder, denying Brown and the Democrats a quorum and effectively killing the bill.

The legislative lamsters all had a good time, taking goofy videos in what appeared to be Holiday Inn lobbies while Republicans back home fumed.

Oregon Governor Kate Brown ordered state troopers to track down GOP state senators who fled to prevent a quorum.

The Republican senators—with the full support of the Oregon Republican Party—made common cause with armed domestic terror groups.

Something is building in our politics and now I wish I hadn't watched that series about Chernobyl. »

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez auf Twitter: "Student loans are a scam. That’s why I join @BernieSanders, @RepJayapal & @IlhanMN to forgive ALL student loans AND make colleges tuition-free. PS: for the cost

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Bill Gates says his ‘greatest mistake ever’ was Microsoft losing to Android

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During a recent interview at Village Global, a venture capital firm, Gates revealed his “greatest mistake ever” was Microsoft missing the Android opportunity:.

So the greatest mistake ever is whatever mismanagement I engaged in that caused Microsoft not to be what Android is.

Gates has been assisting on a mysterious “personal agent” project at Microsoft in recent years, and now uses an Android phone. »

Music students do better in school than non-musical peers

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High school students who take music courses score significantly better on math, science and English exams than their non-musical peers, according to a new study published in the Journal of Educational Psychology.

Students who studied at least one instrumental music course in the regular curriculum counted as students taking music.

The findings suggest skills learned in instrumental music transfer very broadly to the students’ learning in school. »