The Daily Populous

Thursday April 1st, 2021 day edition

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Lucky was the invention of showrunner John Altschuler, created as a small part of the Season Eight episode “The Redneck on Rainey Street.”

The writer described the character as looking like "Tom Petty without the success."

So when it came time to find a voice for Lucky, show creator Mike Judge wondered if the rock legend would be up to the task.

“And he said, ‘Yeah, I'll do it,’ Judge recalled to the Chicago Tribune, adding that Petty “just killed at the table read.”.

"I loved the show long before I did it," Petty admitted in a 2007 interview with IGN.

"And it was a complete coincidence that I got called, because it was really one of my favorite shows.".

The rock legend enjoyed his initial King of the Hill experience so much, he offered to reprise the role. »

China warns US over ‘red line’ after American ambassador makes first Taiwan visit for 42 years

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China has warned the US against crossing its “red line” after an American ambassador visited Taiwan at the weekend, making it the first such official visit in the last 42 years.

He emphasised that the Taiwan question is the “most important and sensitive issue in China-US relations.”.

China considers Taiwan its own territory and Taipei fears China could use force to bring it back under its control. »

Pentagon issues policy allowing transgender troops to serve in preferred gender, reversing Trump ban

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The Pentagon on Wednesday unveiled new regulations allowing transgender troops to serve in their preferred gender and affording them access to military medical care.

Stephanie Miller, the director of military accession policy at the Pentagon, said Wednesday that the number of service members who identified as transgender ranges from 1,000 to 8,000.

Democratic members of the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday praised the policy change for transgender troops. »

Biden singles out Amazon for not paying federal taxes

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden on Wednesday singled out Inc for not paying federal taxes during his address in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as he spoke about raising the burden of taxes on multinational companies and hiking the corporate tax rate.

Biden said Amazon was one of 91 Fortune 500 companies that “use various loopholes where they pay not a single solitary penny in federal income tax,” in sharp contrast to middle class families paying over 20% tax rates.

After paying $0 in federal taxes for two years, Amazon started paying federal income tax in 2019. »

Toni Kroos: 'It's wrong that the World Cup was awarded to Qatar'

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"I think it's wrong that this tournament was awarded to Qatar," Kroos said on his podcast "Einfach mal Luppen," which he records weekly with his brother, Union Berlin player Felix Kroos.

"Their safety is not guaranteed at all, there is no medical care and there are also examples of violence against workers.".

"These conditions don't just exist because the World Cup is taking place in Qatar, the situation is generally like that there, so boycotting the World Cup won't change anything.". »