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Could Elon Musk Really Be ‘The Simpsons’ Villain Hank Scorpio?

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By Hernan Panessi via El Planteo.
He’s happy, he looks like he got it.
Homer Simpson receives a basket of food and, also, a nice welcome. After years of grumbling with Mr. Burns, Homer has changed jobs. His boss is the very nice Hank Scorpio (“The Simpsons,” Season 8, Episode 2, 1996).
“I’ve never liked to see myself on top of other people. I’m just like you. Sure, I have better hours, I earn a lot more, I get more vacation time, but I’m not more than you,” Scorpio tells Homer.
However, minutes later, Hank reveals himself as a psychopath who threatens the United Nations with a nuclear device, is determined to kill Mr. Bont – a hero who parodies James Bond, and faces an army carrying a flamethrower because of a “little problem with the government.”
Oddly enough, Hank never stopped being nice to Homer. Thus, the question arises: Can people be relatable and, at the same time, a supervillain?
In the edges of the Internet, a conspiracy theory was soon woven: What if, in reality, Hank Scorpio is inspired by a real-life character?
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The predictive ability of Matt Groening’s animated series is well known: from Donald Trump’s presidency, through the attack on the Twin Towers, the 2016 Rolling Stones tour and so many more events.
Therefore, Hank Scorpio’s inspiration (appearing in the episode “You Only …
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Mereo BioPharma’s Etigilimab/Opdivo Combo Achieves One Complete Response in Cervical Cancer

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Mereo BioPharma Group plc (NASDAQ: MREO) reported interim data from ACTIVATE Phase 1b/2 study of its anti-TIGIT antibody, etigilimab, in combination with Bristol Myers Squibb Co (NYSE: BMY) Opdivo (nivolumab) in select recurrent advanced/metastatic solid tumors.
As of the cut-off date, one complete response in cervical cancer, one partial response in ovarian cancer, and four …
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Canada Plastics Pact Welcomes 15 New Partners

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OTTAWA, Nov. 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Canada Plastics Pact is excited to be welcoming 15 new Partners following last month’s release of it’s shared action plan to build a circular economy for plastics packaging in Canada. The new Partners announced today include leading consumer goods organizations, provincial and municipal governments, resin producers, recyclers, a bio-based plastics startup, one of Canada’s largest waste management companies, a new non-profit Producer Responsibility Organization and leading non-profit organizations from across the country.
Since the CPP launched in January 2021, the CPP has doubled in size to include 81 leading industry, NGO, and public sector organizations who together account for over a third of the plastics packaging in the market nationally. These Partners are working collaboratively towards ambitious 2025 targets to create a circular economy for plastics packaging in Canada where it stays in the economy and out of the environment. This has included the release of Roadmap to 2025: A shared action plan to build a circular economy for plastics …
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HealthRecon Connect Successfully Completes SOC 1(R) Type 1 Examination

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DALLAS, Nov. 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — HealthRecon Connect, leading revenue cycle management solutions provider to Healthcare Providers based in the US, reaffirmed its commitment to internal security controls by successfully completing the System and Organizational Controls SOC 1(R) Type 1 examination. The report independently audited by Stakes CPA, LLC, validates that HealthRecon’s infrastructure, controls, policies, and procedures meet and/or exceeded the SOC 1(R) Type 1 criteria as of July 1, …
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