The Daily Populous

Sunday December 13rd, 2020 night edition

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The Government Accountability Office, a nonpartisan congressional watchdog, released a study commissioned by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., last month based on data provided by 11 states.

The report found that, in every state studied, Walmart was one of the top four employers whose workers rely on food stamps and Medicaid.

The report cited data taken before the coronavirus pandemic hit, noting that the issues have likely grown worse.

Sanders said the report showed that America's largest companies are relying on "corporate welfare from the federal government by paying their workers starvation wages.".

"U.S. taxpayers should not be forced to subsidize some of the largest and most profitable corporations in America.".

Walmart reported more than $5 billion in net income in the last quarter while McDonald's reported more than $1.7 billion during that time frame.

The GAO report shows that 70% of the 21 million SNAP or Medicaid recipients work full time. »

The Mandalorian Enlisted the Help of Stormtrooper Group the 501st Legion

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Apparently, a particular scene filmed for The Mandalorian Season 1's closing episodes required more Stormtrooper costumes than the crew had on hand.

As such, series creator Jon Favreau and Lucasfilm's Dave Filoni reached out to a local chapter of the 501st Legion.

The 501st legion are a fan-based Star Wars organization dedicated to building and wearing screen-accurate costumes of Imperial Stormtroopers, among other villains from the franchise. »

No-kill, lab-grown meat to go on sale for first time

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The cells for Eat Just’s product are grown in a 1,200-litre bioreactor and then combined with plant-based ingredients.

He said cultivated meat was unlikely to become mainstream for some years, until it matched the cost of conventional meat.

Hsin Huang, the secretary general of the International Meat Secretariat, which represents the global meat and livestock industry, agreed the cultured meat approval was a significant moment. »

Ivanka Trump Has Been Grifting Her Way Through Her Father's Presidency. But It's Hunter Biden We Want to Investigate?

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Unsurprisingly, the evidence was never produced nor did Tucker explain how it might be damaging to the presidential campaign of Hunter's dad, Joe Biden.

Over the past year, Donald Trump and his supporters have invested a lot of energy maligning Hunter Biden, going back to those unsubstantiated charges about his dealings with Ukraine.

(The investigation came up briefly at at the end of a Joe Biden press briefing on Friday, “Did Hunter Biden commit a crime? »

Gym defying COVID-19 orders being fined nearly $10K per day

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TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The state has levied a large fine against a Graham gym that is defying Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s orders meant to slow the spread of the virus.

Owner Michael Knick is operating the business and vows to keep it open, despite the fines which amount to nearly $10,000 per day.

L&I said it will be working with the state attorney general’s office and Inslee’s office to determine if further action is needed, Church said. »