The Daily Populous

Wednesday October 20th, 2021 night edition

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Last weekend, while the Biden administration tried to piece together a deal to pass its Build Back Better plan, the key climate part of the package – a multi-billion dollar program for clean electricity, was all but killed.

Almost immediately after he announced his opposition, fellow Democrats didn’t hold back in condemning his decision.

The Progressive Caucus declared on Twitter, “We have a moral obligation and a governing mandate to pass policy that addresses climate change.”

For at least a month, Democrats have joined demonstrations organized by myriad groups that voiced the demand, “No climate, no deal.”

They’ve maintained that passage of the clean electricity program was important so that the president could go to the coming Glasgow Climate summit with a major climate plan under his belt.

In the Senator’s case, his decision to protect dirty coal comes at a time when his state is already buckling from the effects of climate change.

Manchin, they conclude, is using his argument as a cover for his profitable but corrupt deals with the state’s coal companies. »

Lawyer who represented George Zimmerman arrested in Florida

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A central Florida defense attorney who briefly represented George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin case is accused of witness tampering in a juvenile rape case.

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- A central Florida defense attorney who briefly represented George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin case is accused of witness tampering in a juvenile rape case, sheriff’s officials said.

Zimmerman was charged in the 2012 killing of teenager Trayvon Martin, but was later acquitted at trial after claiming self-defense. »

Students Complete Eurotrip in Solar-Powered Van They Built and Designed

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The students were due to complete a 1,800 mile road trip between Eindhoven, in the Netherlands, and Tarifa, Spain on Friday in a solar-powered van that they designed themselves, The Guardian reported.

"On a cloudy day the vehicle can still produce 60-70% of the energy," the students' team coordinator Dr. Carlo van der Weijer told The Guardian.

"If 22 students can design and build a vehicle like this in one year, then I'm sure companies could as well. »

Coming Soon: Microsoft Flight Simulator Game of the Year Edition

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In July 2021, we launched Microsoft Flight Simulator on Xbox Series X|S and welcomed millions of console players to the flight simulation experience.

And today, we are pleased to announce the Microsoft Flight Simulator Game of the Year (GOTY) Edition.

We can’t wait for you to experience this expanded edition of Microsoft Flight Simulator on November 18. »

Pope calls for universal basic income, shorter working day

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In a video message to the Fourth World Meeting of Popular Movements on Saturday, Pope Francis called for a universal basic income, education, and healthcare, a shorter working day, and praised the protest movement that followed the murder of George Floyd.

The Pope also noted that minimum income is a possibility but the reduction of the working day is another.

Tags: Popular Movements, Universal Basic Income, Genocide, Ecocide, Pope Francis,. »