The Daily Populous

Friday September 2nd, 2022 evening edition

image for A retired tech tycoon has pledged $33 million to raise an army of civilian marksmen and 'black bear warriors' to defend Taiwan from a Chinese invasion

He says he'd pay a private military training outfit to train 3 million civilians for three years.

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A retired Taiwanese tech tycoon said on Thursday that he plans to use his own wealth to train more than 3 million "civilian warriors" to defend against a Chinese invasion.

The eventual 3 million "black bear warriors" could then work alongside Taiwan's military, Agence France Presse reported, citing Tsao.

Tsao also said that $13 million from the sum would be used to train 300,000 "marksmen," the outlet reported.

As Insider reported, Taiwan has around 88,000 active-duty ground troops, compared to mainland China's 1.04 million professional soldiers.

On Wednesday, Taiwan vowed to counterattack without exception should any of Beijing's forces crossed into the island's waters or airspace. »

North Carolina says it will tax Biden's student-loan forgiveness, and 3 more states are likely to follow suit

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Student-loan forgiveness will be considered taxable income in North Carolina, the state's Department of Revenue said on Wednesday.

Therefore, student loan forgiveness excluded pursuant to IRC 108(f)(5) is currently considered taxable income in North Carolina.".

At least 13 states are not bound to fully uphold the federal tax exemption when it comes to state tax, according to the Tax Foundation. »

Nintendo Is Reportedly Planning Multiple GameCube Remasters/Remakes For Nintendo Switch

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Nintendo Switch could be getting multiple remasters/remakes of GameCube games according to a rumor that comes from multiple sources.

Emily Rogers, who is the most reliable insider out of the three also chimed in on this rumor suggesting that Nintendo is planning to bring a lot of the GameCube library to the Nintendo Switch.

It could suggest that they might be adding the console to the Nintendo Switch Online library, just like they did with the Nintendo 64. »

Halo Infinite's Split-Screen Co-Op Has Been Canceled, As Studio Focuses On Live Service

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The studio confirmed today that it has canceled local campaign co-op for Halo Infinite because it is choosing to allocate development resources elsewhere.

343's developers will focus on Halo Infinite's live service, and not on local couch co-op.

Especially so because 343's Bonnie Ross confirmed years ago that all future Halo FPS games would offer local couch co-op after Halo 5: Guardians dropped the feature. »