The Daily Populous

Thursday March 31st, 2022 night edition

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Ron Perlman has lashed out at Florida governor Ron DeSantis, calling him a “piece of s***” and a “Nazi” for signing the controversial Parental Rights in Education bill.

Florida’s Republican-controlled state legislature passed the widely criticised measure – which has been nicknamed the “Don’t Say Gay” bill – on 8 March after six hours of debate.

It has been met with a huge backlash from critics who argue it risks marginalising LGBTQ+ people.

Republican governor DeSantis signed the bill into law on Monday 28 March.

“Good morning Governor DeSantis, Ron here,” the Hellboy and Sons of Anarchy actor can be heard saying in a video tweeted on Tuesday (29 March).

Before signing the bill, DeSantis said: “We will make sure parents can send their kids to school to get an education, not an indoctrination.”. »

Houston area student wins $90,000 settlement after being bullied by teacher for not standing for Pledge of Allegiance

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A Houston area student who was allegedly harassed and bullied by her teachers for refusing to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance has won a $90,000 settlement, according to the civil rights organization American Atheists.

Despite knowing that the student was exempt from the pledge, the teacher, identified in the suit as Benjie Arnold, singled out the student and threatened to fail her for not observing the pledge.

Arnold is still a teacher at Klein Oak High School, according to Courthouse News Service, and celebrated 50 years with the district in 2020. »

Wind and solar generated a record 10% of the world's power in 2021, report shows

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The world generated a record 10% of its electricity from wind and solar in 2021 and clean sources accounted for 38% of total power supply — even more than coal.

Those countries have switched around a tenth of their power from fossil fuels to wind and solar in just the last two years.

Ten countries generated more than 25% of their power from wind and solar, led by Denmark at 52%. »

People who haven’t had Covid yet probably have no friends, a Korean doctor says

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A South Korean doctor has faced a backlash after suggesting people who are yet to catch Covid-19 probably do not have friends.

“The adults who have not yet been infected with Covid-19 are those who have interpersonal problems," Ma Sang-hyuk, who is vice-president of the Korean Vaccine Society, wrote on Facebook.

He reportedly deleted the 16 March post following the backlash before saying that the remark was only metaphorical and there had been a misunderstanding. »