The Daily Populous

Tuesday December 31st, 2019 evening edition

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A former Republican has blasted Conservatives for choosing to sell out "actual patriotism" for "gun worship" under President Donald Trump.

Naval War College Prof. Tom Nichols lamented how gun culture appears to be spreading "from a corner of the GOP" to the entire conservative party under Trump.

The professor said under Trump there appears to be a growing "cultural change" with the spread of "gun culture from a corner of the GOP to the entire conservative moment.".

Driving that shift, the former Republican suggested, was a need among conservatives to redefine what it means to be a patriot after having to "sell out so much actual patriotism to Trump.".

Even when I was a Republican, I never understood people who measure freedom by how many of us walk around with guns.

This is a cultural change, the spreading of the gun culture from a corner of the GOP to the entire conservative moment.

Subscription to gun culture, Nichols said, appears to have become something of a "litmus test for 'conservatives,'" which, he said, "tells you something sad about conservatism.". »

The History of Asbestos

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These cloths were purportedly cleaned by throwing them into a blistering fire, from which they came out miraculously unharmed and essentially whiter than when they went in.

Polo visited an asbestos mine in China to disprove the myth that asbestos came from the hair of a wooly lizard. »

'Friends' is leaving Netflix, and its fans aren't ready

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On Wednesday, the sitcom’s 236 episodes will no longer be available to stream in the U.S. on Netflix.

how is 2020 supposed to be my year when friends won’t even be on netflix anymore — samantha kuiper (@kuiper_sam13) December 29, 2019.

Netflix just warned me that Friends is only available till January 1st 😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫 WHAT WILL I WATCH EVERY NIGHT — Alexandra Fitch (@alex_fitch) December 6, 2019. »

Police officer "fabricated" story about being served McDonald's coffee with "f***ing pig" written on cup

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Hornaday said the officer, who no longer works for the department, had originally claimed he had been given a coffee cup on Saturday that had "f***ing pig" written on it.

The officer, who has not been identified, was with the Herington Police Department for only two months, Hornaday said.

A coffee cup with an explicit message a police officer falsely claimed was written by McDonald's employees. »