The Daily Populous

Monday December 30th, 2019 morning edition

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To the editor: Matt Welch talked about others’ reactions to our president’s penchant for defaming the dead, but he said nothing about why President Trump keeps doing it.

To Trump it makes perfect sense: The dead can’t fight back.

Welch speaks as if our president is normal and has a conscience.

Such an existence is almost impossible for us to imagine, yet it is this incapacity to feel love that prevents people like Trump from having a conscience or feeling empathy.

He regards that grieving widow the same way you and I regard a table or a chair.

It was the book of Matthew, Chapter 7, Verse 1, where Jesus said, “Do not judge or you too will be judged.”.

.. To the editor: Why does Trump keep attacking dead people? »

Old Couple Sells Apple Their House for $1.7million for its iTunes Cloud

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The Fulbright family asked for $1.7m when Apple fancied their acre of land adjacent to their iTunes data center in North Carolina.

34 years ago, that one acre cost the Fulbrights $6,000, which they built their family home on.

When Apple came knocking, they resisted their advances—until Apple gave them a blank cheque and said to name their price. »

Patients don't care about provider religious ties, expect all needed care

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(Reuters Health) - Nearly three quarters of Americans don’t care about the religious affiliation of their hospital or healthcare network, but an equal number say they expect their healthcare preferences to take priority over the facility’s religious doctrine, a new study finds.

“The number of Catholic-owned or affiliated healthcare facilities grew by 22% between 2001 and 2016,” Guiahi said.

Many patients may not realize that the religious affiliation of a healthcare system might impact the care they get, Guiahi said. »

Opinion | This Has Been the Best Year Ever

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Every single day in recent years, another 325,000 people got their first access to electricity.

Each day, more than 200,000 got piped water for the first time.

And some 650,000 went online for the first time, every single day. »