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Friday September 27th, 2019 day edition

image for Greta Thunberg says adults who attack her 'must feel threatened'

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has hit back at adults who “choose to spend their time mocking and threatening teenagers and children for promoting science”, suggesting they “must simply feel so threatened”.

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“I honestly don’t understand why adults would choose to spend their time mocking and threatening teenagers and children for promoting science, when they could do something good instead.

Ms Thunberg rose to prominence after her solitary protests outside the Swedish parliament grew into a global movement of school strikes.

Ms Thunberg has also been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, the winner of which will be announced in the first week of October.

She is expected to spend the next nine months in the Americas, and so far has plans to visit Canada, Mexico and Chile. »

IRS Whistleblower Also Alleged Trump Acted Improperly

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While President Donald Trump currently has his hands–and the Department of Justice–full with allegations of impropriety vis-à-vis the Ukraine-phone-call-whistleblower-complaint-cover-up scandal, there is reportedly another whistleblower and concomitant complaint waiting for the 45th president in the wings.

That court filing includes a letter authored by House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.)

As a result of that IRS whistleblower complaint, Neal requested “a rolling production of documents and communications of specified Treasury and IRS employees.”. »

We could feed one million people living in colonies on Mars

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The major limiting factor is space — or rather, the ability to create spaces suitable for growing food.

On Earth, the amount of available arable land restricts our ability to grow food, whether plants, animals or something else.

Traditionally farmed animal products and certain plants need a lot of resources and may be impractical on Mars, Cannon says. »

Facebook confirms its “standards” don’t apply to politicians

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Speech from politicians is officially exempt from the platform's fact checking and decency standards, the company has clarified, with a few exceptions.

Facebook at the time was uncertain how to handle posts from the Trump campaign, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Clegg's update says that Facebook by default "will treat speech from politicians as newsworthy content that should, as a general rule, be seen and heard." »