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Majority of Brits now against Brexit and back second EU referendum.
Three in 10 (31%) Brits think Theresa May is the best person to lead the country through Brexit, ahead of Jeremy Corbyn on 24%.
popularStupidity  popularism  popularUnrest  globalization 
4 weeks ago by joeybaker
Jair Bolsonaro elected president of Brazil.
Electoral authorities have confirmed Bolsonaro will become president after winning 55.7% of the vote in Sunday’s second-round poll
authoritarianism  popularStupidity  popularUnrest 
6 weeks ago by joeybaker
Ireland votes 71% to repeal the constitutional ban on blasphemy
Voters have overwhelmingly supported the proposal to remove the prohibition on blasphemy from the Constitution, according to a Red C exit poll for RTÉ.
religion  governmentOverreach  popularStupidity  popularIgnorance  win 
7 weeks ago by joeybaker
The percentage of young U.S. children who don’t receive any vaccines has quadrupled since 2001, according to a new report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.
A pair of reports highlight a growing concern among health officials about children who aren’t getting protection against preventable diseases.
popularStupidity  healthcare 
9 weeks ago by joeybaker
Tennessee, nationwide voting registrations spike after Taylor Swift gets political on Instagram
Voting registrations have significantly increased just a day after singer Taylor Swift posted a rare political Instagram post.
popularStupidity 
9 weeks ago by joeybaker
Climate change denial strongly linked to right-wing nationalism, finds a new study.
Scientific awareness of the greenhouse effect, and human influence on the climate has existed for over three decades. During the 1980s, there was a strong environmental movement and a political consensus on the issue, but in recent years, climate change denial – denying that changes to the climate a
climateChange  popularStupidity  popularIgnorance  endOfTheGOP  corruptedScience 
august 2018 by joeybaker
Indonesia's top Islamic body issues fatwa against measles vaccine, calling it 'religiously forbidden'
Indonesia’s peak Islamic body issues a fatwa declaring the Rubella-Measles vaccine to be haram or religiously forbidden.
religion  healthcare  popularStupidity 
august 2018 by joeybaker
A study has found that in the last 32 years of annually-assessed student opinions, it is clear that belief among students that a god is the ultimate or contributing cause of human origins has steeply declined from being a majority view in 1986 to being a
32-year-long Australian study reveals steep decline in student belief that God created humans Australian university students give far more credit than the previous generation to the science of human evolution and far less to creationism or divine guidance, according to a landmark new study.
scienceAdvancement  popularStupidity  popularIgnorance  win 
august 2018 by joeybaker
More than 100 seats that backed Brexit now want to stay in EU
Major new analysis shows most constituencies now have majority who want to Remain
popularStupidity 
august 2018 by joeybaker
Opponents of vaccination think they know more than medical experts, also known as the Dunning-Kruger effect, suggests a new study of US adults (N = 1,310).
One of the most contentious areas of health policy over the past two decades has been the safety of vaccination. Vaccines prevent the outbreak of diseases ...
popularStupidity 
august 2018 by joeybaker
White nationalists "Unite the Right" rally sees a poor turnout, overwhelmed by counter-protesters
The protest organizers said 100-400 white nationalists would be assembling, but only about 50 showed up
popularism  popularStupidity  racism  win 
august 2018 by joeybaker
Brexit has already cost the U.K. more than its EU budget payments, study shows
The damage to the U.K. economy caused by the vote to leave the European Union two years ago already exceeds the size of the budget contributions Britain will be able to claw back when it finally leaves the bloc, according to an economic study by the Centre for European Reform.
popularStupidity  globalization 
june 2018 by joeybaker
Wildlife poachers in Kenya 'to face death penalty.'
Wildlife poachers in Kenya will face the death penalty, the country’s tourism and wildlife minister has reportedly announced. Najib Balala warned the tough new measure would be fast-tracked into law. Existing deterrents against killing wild animals in the east African nation are insufficient, Mr Balala said, according to China’s Xinhua news agency.
governmentIncompetence  win  popularStupidity 
may 2018 by joeybaker
Brexit: Support for Ireland staying in the EU hits record high of 92%, latest poll shows
Support for Ireland remaining in the European Union has reached near-unanimous levels in the Republic, with a solution to the Brexit border problem looking further off than ever. A full 92 per cent of the Irish population now support staying in the EU, according to a new survey by pollsters Red C, with just 7 per cent supporting a theoretical “Irexit” and 1 per cent saying they don’t know.
win  globalization  popularStupidity 
may 2018 by joeybaker
Dutch voters say 'no' to new spy law - Voters in the Netherlands narrowly rejected a proposed law granting authorities sweeping powers to spy on their data. The referendum was non-binding, but the government has said it will take the results seriously.
Voters in the Netherlands narrowly rejected a proposed law granting authorities sweeping powers to spy on their data. The referendum was non-binding, but the government has said it will take the results seriously.
win  surveillanceState  popularStupidity 
april 2018 by joeybaker
94% of Canadians believe journalism is important to democracy & that policy should reflect protecting it.
New survey finds 94 per cent of Canadians believe journalism plays critical role to democracy, and that policy should reflect protecting it.
popularIgnorance  fourthEstate  win  popularStupidity 
march 2018 by joeybaker
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