The Daily Populous

Wednesday July 4th, 2018 day edition

image for Thanks to California, a news site (or other business) now has to let you cancel your subscription online

Here’s a script you’re surely familiar with if you’ve ever tried to cancel a subscription to, well, anything:.

LIVING ROOM – DAY On a couch sits CUSTOMER, alcoholic beverage in one hand, smartphone in the other pressed to her ear.

CUSTOMER SERVICE REP Sorry to hear you’ve been charged again and want to cancel.

A similar version happened when I tried to cancel my Boston Globe a few years ago when it kept being delivered to the wrong address.

Me: *tries to cancel @nytimes subscription on 27 January* NYT, just over *4 months later*: oops 🤦🏻‍♂️ — dan hon (@hondanhon) June 2, 2018.

Among the changes: It bans companies from forcing you to, say, call a hard-to-find telephone number to cancel a subscription that you purchased online.

Of course it impacts the L.A. Times/San Diego most, but it also impacts California-based subscribers to any publication.” »

Senate Intel concludes Russia interfered in 2016 presidential election, preferred Trump over Clinton

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The Senate Intelligence Committee released its summary of its review of the U.S. intelligence community's January 2017 assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

The Senate Intelligence Committee’s report stands in stark contrast the House Intelligence Committee’s report on the intelligence community’s assessment.

That committee, led by Rep. Devin Nunes, concluded its investigation earlier this year and said that Russia did interfere in 2016 and intended to sow chaos — but did not specifically aim to help Trump against Clinton. »

"Duke," a dog in the Bush's Baked Beans commercial, has died :(

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At a meeting to discuss commercial ideas in 1996, someone at the table suggested Jay tell Duke the secret family recipe for the delicious beans.

At first, the idea seemed silly, but Jay whispered in his dog’s ear and the famous Bush’s Baked Beans series of commercials was born.

The real Duke Bush wasn’t a fan of the spotlight, however, so a look-alike professional dog actor was brought in to play the role. »

How I feel when a pretty girl puts her arm around me : likeus

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For instance, these cows are happy for returning to pasture after a long winter.

This Humpback Whale, for instance, realizes she's been saved from a fishing net and lets her rescuers know she is thankful.

Non-mammal animals on the other hand appear to be quite different from us, but birds always find ways to puzzle us. »