The Daily Populous

Thursday October 1st, 2020 night edition

image for Twitter Watching the Debate: Why Did No One Mute the Mics?

One specific rule—that each candidate would have two minutes of uninterrupted time to answer each question—went mostly ignored.

Instead, Trump intervened almost every time Biden responded to a question and cut off Wallace each time he tried to get him to respect the rules.

This interruption took place during the entire 90-minute debate, causing many Twitter users to voice their frustration online.

One hour and 13 minutes into the debate, the moderator reminds the president that he’s been violating the rules he agreed to.

free idea: mute the mics when they're not supposed to be talking have we learned nothing from Zoom — Jen Ortiz (@jenortiznyc) September 30, 2020.

Many Twitter users noted that the debate felt more like an argument or quarrel than a productive, political discussion.

“Monday night, both candidates interrupted, but Donald Trump interrupted far more eagerly than Hillary Clinton did — 25 times in the first 26 minutes,” Mark Oppenheimer wrote. »

David Attenborough calls for global $500 billion a year investment in nature

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British ecologist and nature documentary host David Attenborough called for a $500 billion per year global investment in nature on Wednesday.

The world spends a collective $80 billion to $90 billion on wildlife and nature conservation each year.

Attenborough joined conservation groups Wednesday cautioning that the planet's future is in "grave jeopardy," according the wire service. »

Police arrest far-right protester who pointed gun at Portland rally

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Portland Police have arrested a far-right protester and member of the Proud Boys who pointed a gun at antifascist protesters on Aug. 22 in downtown Portland.

Photographs and video from the Aug. 22 rally outside the Multnomah County Justice Center depict Swinney pointing a revolver at a crowd of counterprotesters.

Swinney had originally claimed police had cleared him of any wrongdoing related to the violent street brawl that took place at that protest. »

Steph Curry urges voting after Trump tells Proud Boys 'stand back, stand by'

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Stand back and stand by," Trump said Tuesday in Cleveland (h/t The Daily Beast), when debate moderator Chris Wallace pressed the president on explicitly denouncing white supremacists.

Proud Boys in social media groups are going wild about the "Stand back and stand by" comment.

The Proud Boys posted an image on their Telegram account Tuesday night with the words "Stand Back" and "Stand By" surrounding their crest. »

Sandwiches in Subway 'too sugary to meet legal definition of being bread'

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The Supreme Court has found that the bread in Subway's heated sandwiches has too much sugar in it to meet the legal definition of being bread.

The court ruled that with a high sugar content, the sandwich could not be deemed a staple food which attracts a zero VAT rate.

It rejected arguments by a Subway franchisee that it was not liable for VAT on some of its takeaway products, including teas, coffees and heated filled sandwiches. »