The Daily Populous

Tuesday March 3rd, 2020 evening edition

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Parents have long fought a losing battle to stop their kids from playing video games for too long, but sometimes the carrot is more effective than the stick.

It appears a set of parents in the UK subscribed to that thinking, having allowed their 11-year-old boy to drive their car—a way of stopping him from playing GTA all day, apparently.

Police in the Lancaster town of Blackpool stropped a red Vauxhall Astra in a car park in the town center, discovering the minor behind the wheel.

The driver of this car was 11 years old... (yes, eleven!)

A family member was fed up with the child playing Grand Theft Auto all day on the Playstation, so brought him out to practice driving on a car park Blackpool...

A recent survey showed that while 86 percent of parents say their kids play games an excessive amount, three-quarters believe gaming has a positive impact on their children.

There are some exceptions where a driver can be 16, and those under 17 can learn to drive with qualified instructors on private land. »

Sanders responds to Warren claim he fails to get things done with two-minute list of things he got done

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During a CNN interview on Monday, presenter Anderson Cooper challenged the veteran Vermont senator to respond to criticism from his Democratic presidential rival Elizabeth Warren.

Mr Sanders is “a senator who has good ideas but whose 30-year track record shows he consistently calls for things he fails to get done and consistently opposes things he nevertheless fails to stop,” Ms Warren said last week during a campaign event in Houston.

Mr Sanders said he “would respectfully disagree with Senator Warren” before launching into a list that he claimed proved her wrong. »

Bernie Sanders would be the most ‘godless’ president since Jefferson

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Once upon a time, Bernie Sanders would have had another political vulnerability besides his socialism — namely, his atheism.

There is no rule that occupants of the White House have to be believers, or Thomas Jefferson never would have been president.

If he captures the Democratic nomination, Bernie Sanders will test how much either still matters or applies. »

Opioid prescription rates drop in states with medical marijuana — except Michigan

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click to enlarge Here’s a headline that should confound the folks who still maintain that marijuana has no medical use: “Medical marijuana reduces opioid prescribing rate.”

Its author, Dwight Blake, compared the number of opioids prescribed in states with medical marijuana before the law changed and after the law changed.

It’s not clear why this happened other than the Michigan medical marijuana licensing and sales system has only been up and running for this past year. »