The Daily Populous

Saturday March 14th, 2020 evening edition

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Citizens were furious over a speech given four days prior by Wang Zhonglin, the city's newly appointed Chinese Communist Party chief.

Fearing that if he pushed ahead with the gratitude campaign the criticism could be squarely directed at his boss, Wang quickly shelved the plan.

Instead, he decided on a safer option, a campaign to express gratitude to Wuhan citizens for their contributions, enduring the hardship of a lockdown that was imposed on Jan. 23.

President Xi points out vegetables on sale on the side of a street in Wuhan on March 10.

But Wang's excessive loyalty to Xi, symbolized by the ill-planned political campaign, rubbed Wuhan's 11 million citizens the wrong way.

One of the leading critics of the campaign was Wuhan-based author Fang Fang, a 64-year-old whose real name is Wang Fang.

At around the same time as the botched gratitude education campaign, another incident was taking place on a Wuhan street. »

David Attenborough calls for ban on 'devastating' deep sea mining

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Sir David Attenborough has urged governments to ban deep sea mining, following a study warning of “potentially disastrous” risks to the ocean’s life-support systems if it goes ahead.

Pippa Howard, director at FFI and lead author of the report, called for a moratorium on deep sea mining.

“While we have sponsored two exploration licences, these allow only for marine research to understand the effects of deep sea mining. »

A Knight with the Widow Benton

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Edwards had been a Southern officer who had refused to surrender and had followed General Joe Shelby to Mexico.

He was a master of disinformation and successfully created public sympathy for Jesse and his gang, particularly with former Confederates.

This story was also repeated by Judge James R. Ross, the great-grandson of Jesse, in his book I, Jesse James. »

Mitch McConnell is aiding and abetting the spread of coronavirus

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Naturally, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell immediately announced his opposition, as did House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

On Twitter McConnell complained that the bill "wanders into policy areas that are not related to the pressing issues at hand.".

These men, and the rest of the Republican congressional caucus, are aiding and abetting the coronavirus epidemic. »

COVID-19: Kijiji bans listings for toilet paper, hand sanitizer, face masks and other items

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MONTREAL -- The online classified advertising site Kijiji Canada will not profit off the customer craze to buy toilet paper, hand sanitizer, surgical masks and other items that have been stripped from store shelves across North America.

Based on user feedback, and to curb pricing practices that run counter to the community-minded spirit of Kijiji, we will temporarily ban listings for health care masks including N95/N100 and surgical masks, hand sanitizer/gel, disinfecting wipes and toilet paper," a message reads on the site.

Some users have listed toilet paper for as little as $1, while others list small bottles of hand sanitizer for as much as $500. »