The Daily Populous

Friday December 13rd, 2019 night edition

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Folks saw the headline and thought to themselves, Well, yeah, of course Donald Trump ran a crooked charity.

By the 2000s, the charity was largely holding other people's money, which was donated to benefit philanthropic causes.

He spent more than a quarter of a million dollars of the charity's money to settle lawsuits involving his for-profit businesses.

In 1989, it appears he used Foundation money to pay Donald Trump Junior's $7 initiation fee for the Boy Scouts.

You also have to wonder if rich folks would normally face any scrutiny at all for this kind of behavior.

As for Trump himself, he avoided the New York Attorney General's desired outcome of a lifetime ban on running any charitable organizations.

Should he seek to engage in philanthropy by opening another charity, the President of the United States will face "numerous restrictions. »

Citizenship Bill: India military deployed to Assam and Tripura and internet shut down as protests rage

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The Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) was approved by President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday, a day after the country's parliament passed it.

Security personnel use batons to disperse students protesting against the government's Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), in Guwahati on December 11, 2019.

On Thursday, Indian military and paramilitary forces were deployed across the two states. »

How Nintendo’s massive mistake led to the creation of the Sony Playstation — 25 years ago

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Instead, Yamauchi announced that Nintendo had struck a deal with Philips N.V., the Dutch electronics manufacturer — and Sony’s biggest rival at the time.

Sony, meanwhile, had “announced an arrangement with Nintendo under which Sony will introduce a machine called the Game Player.”

It’s hard to imagine what the course of video game history might have looked like had Nintendo honoured its deal with Sony. »

This is the Year for More Horror at the Oscars

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That’s not saying it never happens, and I do believe some people forget that nominations & wins for horror happen.

There’s an obvious biased when it comes to less traditional fare, and while horror isn’t the only genre ignored, it has the most missed opportunities.

If you look at the 2020 Oscars, there’s real room for three horror movies to each have a moment. »

Queensland school runs out of water as commercial bottlers harvest local supplies

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Water miners in the Mount Tamborine area supply roughly 130m litres of water each year to commercial bottling operations.

“We had an award ceremony at the school yesterday and earlier in the day [the school] sent out an SMS about the water situation.

“Now the government is buying water back from Coca-Cola to bring here, which is where it came from in the first place.”. »