The Daily Populous

Monday October 21st, 2019 evening edition

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In the annals of great TV pilots, you can bet that Watchmen‘s initial launch will be held up alongside such iconic pilots as those for Lost, The Sopranos, Twin Peaks, Deadwood, and more.

The man in black lassos the man in white right in front of a church, at which point townspeople come spilling out.

Through a series of title cards, we learn that the man in white is the town Sheriff and that he’s corrupt.

The man in black pulls back his hood to reveal he’s a black man – Bass Reeves, the Black Marshall of Oklahoma.

With this seemingly extraneous moment, Watchmen is subtly setting up what’s to come, from themes to plot-points.

Black people are being slaughtered en masse by whites, some of whom are decked out in Klu Klux Klan robes.

The episode starts with a lawman in a movie refusing to hang a man of the law. »

Lab-grown meat gains muscle as it moves from petri dish to dinner plate

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Lab-grown or cultured meat could revolutionize food production, providing a greener, more sustainable, more ethical alternative to large-scale meat production.

Now, researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have grown rabbit and cow muscle cells on edible gelatin scaffolds that mimic the texture and consistency of meat, demonstrating that realistic meat products may eventually be produced without the need to raise and slaughter animals.

Reproducing these fibers is one of the biggest challenges in bioengineering meat. »

As Trump Tweets He Is 'Bringing Soldiers Home,' Pentagon Chief Says US Forces Leaving Syria Are Shifting to Iraq

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Trump's Pentagon chief has just announced that all troops leaving #Syria will be sent to #Iraq. — CODEPINK (@codepink) October 21, 2019 President Trump says, constantly, he’s pulling US troops out of “endless wars” in the Middle East.

But NOW the defense secretary announced US forces leaving Syria to go to western IRAQ, which for years has been a FAR MORE DANGEROUS warzone. »