The Daily Populous

Friday November 15th, 2019 night edition

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While this may have come as a bit of a surprise, turning South Park into the Randy Marsh show has actually been a long time coming.

Since his introduction in the first season, Randy Marsh slowly became a fan favorite, and his episodes became some of the best in the show’s run.

“Slowly Randy – Stan’s dad – became just as big a character, if not bigger, than Stan.

This being South Park, Randy discovers it’s all caused by people refusing to fart in front of their partners.

The rise of Randy Marsh is as significant for South Park as the change in protagonist from Bart to Homer was for The Simpsons.

South Park Season 23 isn’t as heavily serialized in nature as the past few, but it does feature a protagonist switch: Randy Marsh is now the main character.

The focus on a singular character instead of a group of kids has made this season of South Park the best in years. »

Two Killed When Student Opens Fire at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita

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A student waiting for his friend outside Saugus High School after a shooting there left one student dead and several others injured pleaded with gun owners to keep their firearms locked up.

Ilia Dibellini, mother of a student who survived the deadly school shooting in Santa Clarita, California, describes the moment she was reunited with her son.

After surviving a deadly shooting Thursday morning at Saugus High School in California, student Ember Miller said she “should not have to go to school and fear for my life. »

Majority of anti-vaxx ads on Facebook are funded by just two organizations

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The majority of Facebook ads spreading misinformation about vaccines are funded by two organizations run by well-known anti-vaccination activists, a new study in the journal Vaccine has found.

Cook uses crowd-funding platforms to raise money for Facebook ads and his personal expenses.

A Facebook company spokesperson said: “We tackle vaccine misinformation on Facebook by reducing its distribution and connecting people with authoritative information from experts on the topic. »

Suicide rates fall after gay marriage legalised in Sweden and Denmark

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Suicide rates among those in same-sex relationships have fallen significantly in both Denmark and Sweden since the legalisation of gay marriage, according to a study, although whatever their marital status, homosexual people remain more likely to take their own life.

Denmark became the first country in the world to allow same-sex civil partnerships in 1989, with neighbouring Sweden following six years later.

Same-sex marriage, now authorised in 28 countries, became legal in Sweden in 2009 and Denmark in 2012. »

Elon Musk says Brexit made him decide against Tesla electric car Gigafactory in UK

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Electric car pioneer Elon Musk has picked Germany for his new factory because of Brexit, embarrassing Boris Johnson as he prepares to pledge a “clean-energy revolution”.

At an award ceremony in Germany, the entrepreneur announced: “We’ve decided to put the Tesla Gigafactory Europe in the Berlin area.”.

“Brexit made it too risky to put a Gigafactory in the UK,” Mr Musk said, referring to Tesla’s new battery and electric vehicle plant. »