The Daily Populous

Thursday January 2nd, 2020 evening edition

image for Sanders campaign raised $34.5M in fourth quarter

The haul is the largest fundraising quarter of the 2020 Democratic primary so far.

Additionally, the campaign said it received more than 1.8 million donations in the final quarter of the year.

Sanders raised $18 million in the month of December alone and brought in contributions from 40,000 new donors on the final day of the fourth quarter, according to his campaign.

The latest haul is roughly $9 million more than his third-quarter fundraising haul of $25.3 million.

Sanders's campaign manager, Faiz Shakir, highlighted the campaign's grassroots fundraising strategy in a statement Thursday.

However, Warren released a statement in late December urging supporters to give to her campaign.

The Massachusetts senator noted that she had raised $17 million, a "good chunk" behind what her campaign had raised in the previous quarter. »

GOP Lawmaker Plotted Insurrections to Establish Christian State

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Last year, the chair of the Republican caucus in Washington’s state legislature acknowledged that he had written a manifesto on the “Biblical Basis for War.”

And so, the Washington GOP did not call for Shea to resign or expel him from its House caucus.

This past spring, the Guardian obtained text messages in which Shea discussed targetting anti-fascist activists for surveillance, harassment, and violence. »

Ingen barn døde i trafikken i 2019

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I hele landet omkom 110 personer i trafikken i 2019, og det er to flere enn i 2018.

– Før desember hadde vi et lite håp om at 2019 kunne bli et år med færrest omkomne i trafikken noensinne.

Trafikktall for 2019 Ekspandér faktaboks I hele landet omkom 110 personer i trafikken i 2019, og det er to flere enn i 2018. »

Our beliefs are so resilient that we effectively immunize ourselves to the opinions of others, suggests new study on how attitudes towards vaccines are shaped by online forces. Contrary to expectations, vaccination beliefs are very resilient, to the point of being immune to any influence at all.

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Online forums receive a lot of blame for risking public health by highlighting what they call the dangers of vaccination, and discrediting the benefits.

The study by University of Konstanz psychologists finds that – contrary to expectations – existing vaccination beliefs are very resilient to radicalization, even to the point of being immune to any influence at all.

The current study is an exemplar of both cluster’s research aims in further characterizing social influence, opinion dynamics, and polarization in human collectives. »

Australia bushfires: PM's climate stance criticised as thousands flee blazes

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Thousands of people have fled apocalyptic scenes, abandoning their homes and huddling on beaches to escape raging columns of flame and smoke that have plunged whole towns into darkness and destroyed more than 4m hectares of land.

The haze drifted more than 1,200 miles (2,000km) to the South Island of New Zealand, where it turned the daytime sky orange.

“That is the spirit of Australians, that is the spirit that is on display, that is a spirit that we can celebrate as Australians.”. »