The Daily Populous

Tuesday September 15th, 2020 evening edition

image for Cliff Burton's Dad Donates Son's Metallica Royalties to Scholarships

The father of legendary Metallica bassist Cliff Burton has been keeping his son’s name alive through charity in his home town.

In a new interview, Ray Burton tells the podcast Alphabetallica that he’s been putting Cliff’s Metallica royalties to a scholarship program for kids at Castro Valley High School, where Cliff went as a youth.

We recently published a list of the highest-selling hard rock and metal albums of 2016.

Incredibly, all three Metallica albums Cliff played on made the Top 25.

Master of Puppets sold a massive 163,000 copies in 2016, while Ride the Lightning came in close behind with 153,000 albums sold.

This is completely unprecedented in the metal world, allowing the members of Metallica to collect huge amounts of royalties decades later.

At 92 years of age, Ray Burton isn’t slowing down, having attended multiple stops of Metallica’s current WorldWired tour:. »

Japanese Actress Ashina Sei Dies at 36

Authored by
image for

Ashina Sei, an established actor in high demand for TV dramas and films, was discovered dead in her Tokyo apartment Monday.

Beating nearly 800 other hopefuls, Ashina was cast as the Japanese lead in the 2007 François Girard historical drama “Silk,” a Japanese, Canadian and Italian co-production.

No note was found in Ashina’s apartment and no motive has yet been put forward for her suicide. »

Donald Trump called voting by mail "refreshingly democratic" in 2000 New York Times op-ed

Authored by
image for

President Donald Trump, in a 2000 New York Times op-ed, cited the benefits of voting by mail and email as the principal reason why he had briefly run for president as a Reform Party candidate.

"With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history," Trump tweeted July 30.

But when Trump briefly launched a presidential campaign 20 years ago, he called that very same process "refreshingly democratic." »

AOC Says U.S. 'Must Atone' for Rights Violations After Whistleblower's ICE Hysterectomy Claims

Authored by
image for

been exposed to the virus and are symptomatic, shredding of medical requests submitted by detained immigrants, and fabricating medical records.".

The fact of the matter is the United States has engaged in a program of mass human rights violations targeting immigrants.

Forced sterilizations are eugenics & a human rights abuse that must be fully investigated immediately. — Rep. Mark Pocan (@repmarkpocan) September 15, 2020. »