The Daily Populous

Saturday February 22nd, 2020 morning edition

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Not after the 2016 election, not after the 2018 midterms, and certainly not now, well into the 2020 primary season.

Which is why it should be no great surprise that, as The Washington Post first reported Friday, US officials warned Bernie Sanders that Russia is “attempting to help” his presidential campaign.

The Post is slim on details, other than saying that both Sanders and President Trump were briefed on Russia’s efforts.

The news follows reports Thursday that intelligence officials recently briefed Congress about Russian interference aimed at helping reelect Donald Trump.

“I don’t care, frankly, who [Russian President Vladimir] Putin wants to be president,” Sanders said in a statement to the Post.

But the distinction between Russia’s support for Trump and Sanders then, as now, is that Russia wanted only Trump to win.

But it does speak to what experts say is Russia’s ultimate goal, which is less about Sanders and more about promoting chaos. »

Jimmy Carter's Solar Panels Power Plains, Georgia

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According to the U.S. government, one megawatt will provide enough energy to power 400-900 homes (though watts harnessed by solar panels provides a little less).

Image zoom A reporter observes solar panels lining farmland that former President Jimmy Carter owns in his hometown of Plains, Georgia.

Image zoom President Jimmy Carter (right) surrounded by reporters as he inspects solar panels installed at the White House during his presidency. »

A Hawaiian Politician Is Introducing a Bill That Would Encourage Creation of Locally Owned Broadband Networks

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Ing has not yet introduced the legislation but wrote in a press release that “states like Hawaii must act now to save the equal-and-open internet.”.

“One option is to reject corporate internet service providers altogether, and control the internet ourselves,” he wrote.

“Locally owned internet is the only way to protect net neutrality for decades to come. »

100 years since Ford’s five dollar day

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The assembly line— “the industrial miracle of the age,” in the words of John D. Rockefeller— had led Ford managers to another discovery: the problem of labor turnover.

The capitalists and their politicians are turning the clock back to a time when workers were little more than industrial slaves.

Above all, the coming struggles of a new generation of workers must be guided by a new, international and socialist strategy. »

Scientists Found Breathable Oxygen in Another Galaxy for the First Time

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Molecular oxygen is the most common free form of the element and consists of two oxygen atoms with the designation O2.

Yet despite its ubiquity and significance to habitability, scientists have struggled for decades to detect molecular oxygen in the wider cosmos.

The team sees a lot of promise in targeting energetic systems like Markarian 231 in further searches for extragalactic molecular oxygen. »