The Daily Populous

Monday September 23rd, 2019 day edition

image for A near majority of Scots are now in favour of independence from the UK because of Brexit

Support for Scottish independence appears to have reached a tipping point due to Brexit.

Analysis of six recent opinion polls puts average support for independence in Scotland at 49% - once undecided voters are excluded.

One recent poll found a majority of 52% of decided voters now back leaving the UK.

The shift towards independence has been entirely driven by voters opposed to Brexit, according to new analysis by the UK's leading pollster.

The Scottish public is now on the brink of backing independence from the United Kingdom due to Brexit.

According to a survey by the pollster Lord Ashcroft back in August, support for independence was at 52% after undecided voters were excluded.

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The World Unites on One Thing: No One Wants a Princess Bride Remake

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But countrymen, I do believe we have found one cause behind which all can rally: Nobody wants a Princess Bride remake.

A recent Variety story about Princess Bride producer Norman Lear’s new deal with Sony first introduced this hypothetical possibility.

(Lear produced several films through his company Act III Productions, including Princess Bride and Fried Green Tomatoes.). »

There’s a New Case of a Rabbi Sucking on a Newborn’s Penis and Giving Him Herpes

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If that wasn’t disgusting enough, some of the mohels have had herpes simplex, passing the virus on to the children.

A child diagnosed with neonatal herpes following ritual Jewish circumcision was reported to the Health Department in early September 2019.

Religious freedom can’t be an excuse to get away with something that would never be tolerated outside of the religious bubble. »

Opinion | Donald Trump vs. the United States of America

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He lied to the American people about his company’s business dealings in Russia.

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He has repeatedly denigrated a deceased United States senator who was a war hero. »

A deepfake pioneer says 'perfectly real' manipulated videos are just 6 months away

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Deepfake artist Hao Li, who created a Putin deepfake for an MIT conference this week, told CNBC on Friday that "perfectly real" manipulated videos are just six to 12 months away.

Li had previously said that he expected "virtually undetectable" deepfakes to be "a few years" away.

A deepfake pioneer said in an interview with CNBC on Friday that "perfectly real" digitally manipulated videos are just six to 12 months away from being accessible to everyday people. »