The Daily Populous

Tuesday February 23rd, 2021 night edition

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Donald Trump reported making more than $1.6 billion in outside revenue and income during his four years as President of the United States, according to a review of his financial disclosures by CREW.

While Trump publicly took credit for donating his taxpayer-funded salary, that ended up being less than 0.1% of the revenue and income he disclosed during his presidency.

Despite seeing a major dropoff in hospitality related revenue in 2020 due to the pandemic, in total Trump disclosed at least $1,613,583,013 in revenue from the Trump Organization and other outside income.

One of the reports also included 19 days of revenue and income before Trump assumed the presidency.

A major part of his Trump Organization revenue came from the marquee properties that he often visited during his presidency.

The Trump Hotel in DC, his now “home” Mar-a-Lago and his golf courses Doral, Bedminister and Trump National Washington brought in a combined $620,709,659 over the last four years.

The Trump Hotel in DC defied all expectations to quickly turn a profit despite charging well above most other DC hotels. »

The late Majel Barrett might still voice the computer on Star Trek: Discovery

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Now, it sounds like Barrett—the widow of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry—might get to extend her six-show streak to a seventh.

According to the tweet, those include Apple’s Siri, and possibly even the voice of the Discovery computer.

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The First Telephone Book Had Fifty Listings and No Numbers

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Since the advent of the internet, the print phone book has largely become an artifact of a past age.

George Coy, who founded the New Haven telephone network, saw a Graham Bell demonstration in April 1877.

“When people first started using the telephone they would often yell into the wrong part,” Shea said. »

Daft Punk Break Up

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Daft Punk, the Parisian duo responsible for some of the most popular dance and pop songs ever made, have split.

Asked if Daft Punk were no more, their longtime publicist Kathryn Frazier confirmed the news to Pitchfork but gave no reason for the breakup.

Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo formed Daft Punk in Paris in 1993, helping to define the French touch style of house music. »

New Jersey officially legalizes recreational marijuana

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) on Monday signed three bills to legalize and regulate marijuana in the state, following years of failed attempts by the legislature.

Why it matters: The bills will enact a ballot question that voters overwhelmingly approved last year, allowing people older than 21 to legally carry up to six ounces of marijuana.

New Jersey is the 13th state to legalize recreational marijuana. »