The Daily Populous

Friday January 24th, 2020 day edition

image for TIL the US Navy has a tradition that no submarine is ever considered lost at sea. Subs that don't return, including 52 lost during WWII, are considered "still on patrol." Every year at Christmastime sailors manning communications hubs send holiday greetings to those listed as still on patrol.

There is a tradition in the United States Navy that no submarine is ever truly lost at sea.

Those boats and the crews who don’t return to port are considered “still on patrol” in perpetuity.

They send holiday wishes for health and happiness to those they know will receive it, and the same wishes to those listed as still on patrol.

What if it’s the energy of the yearly good wishes that keeps them going on their eternal patrol?

And what if their eternal patrol protects the living against threats more otherworldly than mundane wars between nation states?.

What about other military men and women, disappeared or lost at sea, in the air, or on land?

Tell us what happens when they take the oath to protect their people not just from threats foreign and domestic, but supernatural as well. »

China spent the crucial first days of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak arresting people who posted about it online and threatening journalists

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In the early days of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, Chinese officials arrested citizens they accused of spreading rumors about the illness online.

The Wuhan outbreak immediately harked back to the SARS epidemic in the early 2000s, which the Chinese government tried to cover up.

Foto: The coronavirus has spread outside China to Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, and the US.sourceRuobing Su/Business Insider. »

Mars Volta Singer Says His Dog Was Killed By Scientologists Protecting That ’70s Show Actor

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Cedric Bixler-Zavala of the Mars Volta and At The Drive-In had to put down his family dog yesterday after she ate rat poison, and he says that Scientologists protecting That ’70s Show actor Danny Masterson were behind it.

In 2017, Bixler-Zavala’s wife Chrissie Carnell Bixler accused Masterson of raping her while they were dating in the late ’90s.

Bixler-Zavala and Carnell Bixler are both former Scientologists; Masterson is currently an active member of the Church Of Scientology. »

New study suggests Donald Trump’s “fake news” attacks are backfiring

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The findings provide evidence that Trump’s tweets are having the opposite of their intended effect.

They were then surveyed regarding their attitude toward Hurricane Maria victims, the author’s credibility, intentions to read more news stories, and other factors.

But the researchers again found no evidence that reading Trump’s tweets made people more likely to doubt the credibility of the news items. »