The Daily Populous

Sunday October 20th, 2019 day edition

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Pennsylvania state legislators want to slap electric vehicle owners with a $250 annual tax.

The bill has bipartisan support, and both chambers of the legislature are controlled by state Republicans.

Back in February 2017, we reported on the fossil fuel industry’s push for EV taxes.

Shannon Baker-Branstetter, manager of cars and energy policy for Consumer Reports, writes in the Pennsylvania Capital-Star that the $250 tax is “well above what average new gasoline-powered vehicle owners pay in gas taxes.”.

This tax will only prolong Pennsylvanians’ reliance on the foreign monarchs and potentates that control the fossil fuel industry.

Pennsylvania ranks second in the USA for both nuclear power generation and natural gas production, and is the third-largest coal producing state.

Pennsylvania should invoke the spirit – and discoveries – of its founding father and seize independence by going all-in on electric vehicles. »

'I am back': Sanders tops Warren with massive New York City rally

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Ocasio-Cortez, his “special guest,” described Sanders as an iconoclast who has consistently fought for economic and social rights, especially when it was unpopular.

Both Sanders and Warren had been courting Ocasio-Cortez for months, meaning that his gain is indisputably her loss.

On Saturday in New York, Sanders and his campaign were content to relish the scene. »

New study suggests psychopathic men's personality style is attractive to women

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The findings indicate that psychopathy may include features that make men appear as more attractive romantic partners despite having a reduced interest in committed relationships.

“Psychopathic men have a personality style that makes them appear attractive to women in dating encounters.

“Uncovering some of these developmental and early signs that might predict psychopathy is a necessary next step in this research.”. »

G7 backflip: Trump says his Florida resort will no longer host summit

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The Trump National Doral Miami resort has struggled financially since the president took office, with its net operating income falling 69% over the past two years.

Trump claimed he wouldn't "profit" from the G7, but as journalist Yashar Ali points out, the president doesn't acknowledge how a "major global event like the G7 would give his resort lots of free advertising and would likely drive up business.".

The big picture: Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said on Thursday that the Trump National Doral Miami resort would be hosting next year's G7 summit amid an impeachment inquiry sparked by allegations that Trump pressured the Ukrainian government to investigate Joe Biden over conflicts of interest. »