China to reward troops with cryptocurrency bonuses

CHINESE military chiefs are considering rewarding troops with cryptocurrency. Soldiers executing their duties with merit could have crypto added into special digital wallets, while those who underperform may even have assets removed. CHINESE military chiefs are considering rewarding troops with cryptocurrency. Soldiers executing their duties with merit could have crypto added into special digital wallets, while those who underperform may even have assets removed. Simply The Best 7 Days A Week Powered by WPeMatico

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“Our job is to shape public opinion”: House Democrats aren’t obsessing over impeachment polls

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) holds her weekly news conference in the House Visitors Center at the U.S. Capitol November 14, 2019 in Washington, DC.  | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Democrats are well into the public phase of their impeachment inquiry. House Democrats began presenting their case for impeachment to the American people on Wednesday, with the first public hearing in a series that will continue on Friday and into next week. And for…

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Netflix says it speaks truth to power, after all

Hasan Minhaj in Netflix’s Patriot Act. | Cara Howe/Netflix A week after CEO Reed Hastings said Netflix was in the entertainment business, not the “truth to power business,” another exec takes a stab at it. Tldr: It’s still going to get censored. Last week, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said his company was in the entertainment business, not the “truth to power business.” That didn’t go over well, because Hastings was justifying why his company had…

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America’s wilderness is for sale

We need more copper. Is it worth destroying this place? Northeastern Minnesota is home to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW), a network of thousands of pristine lakes that have been federally protected since 1968. The protections are so strong that you can’t build a road inside the 1 million acres of wilderness. You also can’t fly a plane over it without federal approval and you can’t drive a boat with a motor. The…

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The post-antibiotic era is here

Drug resistance is a reaction to our overuse of antibiotics. | UIG via Getty Images In the US, one person dies every 15 minutes because of drug resistance. Every 15 minutes, one person in the US dies because of an infection that antibiotics can no longer treat effectively. That’s 35,000 deaths a year. This striking estimate comes from a major new report, released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on the…

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“ok billionaire”: Elizabeth Warren is leaning into her battle with the super-rich

Sen. Elizabeth Warren at a North Carolina campaign rally in November 2019. | Sara D. Davis/Getty Images Psst, rich guys: It might be better for you if you stop talking about Elizabeth Warren. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is not shying away from the parade of ultra-rich guys fretting about her in the press — instead, she appears to be egging them on. From a tax calculator meant for billionaires to a new campaign ad, a twist…

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