The Daily Populous

Sunday October 18th, 2020 night edition

image for Noam Chomsky: "If you don't push the lever for the Democrats, you are assisting Trump"

I recently interviewed Chomsky over the phone about climate change, the Green New Deal, and the 2020 presidential election.

ExxonMobil knows all of this, and they've said straight out that, unlike other companies, they won't put aside funds to develop sustainable energy.

Recently, their CEO, Jamie Dimon, announced [they] have to do something about fossil fuels, because of the reputational risks.

Let's take seriously the publication of the Department of Transportation — their document on climate change and emission standards.

If you don't push the lever for the Democrats, you are assisting Trump.

Your function is to show up every few years, push a lever, go back home, leave the rest to us.

Every once in awhile, you decide whether or not it is worth the effort to push a lever. »

Largest US Chinese Restaurant Chain Panda Express Enters China

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(Yicai Global) Oct. 16 -- Panda Express, the biggest Chinese fast food chain in the US, has opened its first restaurant in Kunming, capital of in southwest China’s Yunnan province.

Andrew Cheng from China established Panda Express in Pasadena, California in 1973.

A Chinese student studying in the US who had been to Panda Express several times in the US said the taste was just so-so. »

Study: Heightened susceptibility to misinformation linked to reduced mask wearing and social distancing

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“We were interested in finding out what predicts belief in misinformation about the virus, and whether belief in such misinformation impacts key health behaviors.”.

Political conservatism was linked to a slightly higher susceptibility to misinformation in every country except in the USA and in the UK.

Self-identifying as a member of a minority was associated with heightened susceptibility to misinformation in every country except the UK. »

‘Huge stupid Americanism’: Italian governor rails against Halloween as he imposes 31 October curfew

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An Italian governor has promised to impose a regional curfew on 31 October to slow the spread of coronavirus, branding Halloween a “huge stupid Americanism”.

"Halloween is this huge piece of nonsense, this huge stupid Americanism that has also been imported into our country," Mr De Luca said in a Friday briefing broadcast on Facebook.

Mr De Luca’s comments come just months after he threatened in March to send police with flamethrowers to break up student parties as the pandemic raged. »