The Daily Populous

Tuesday May 26th, 2020 morning edition

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A recent viral video captures one shopper, who is not wearing a face mask, being shouted at, vilified, and asked to leave by a handful of grocery store customers in Staten Island, New York.

Newsweek has reached out to the person who posted the video on Twitter for comment.

The viral video is part of a wave of social shaming on Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites, aimed at people not wearing face masks in public places.

States that have required some form of mask wearing in public during the coronavirus pandemic include Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.

Staten Islanders with masks drive out non-mask wearing person in grocery store.

Those on crowded sidewalks, public transport and in grocery stores are required to cover their mouths and noses.

In a heartfelt statement on Friday, Republican North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum hoped his state could avoid 'mask shaming.' »

Alberta minister says it’s a ‘great time’ to build a pipeline because COVID-19 restrictions limit protests against them

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Alberta’s energy minister says it’s a good time to build a pipeline because public-health restrictions limit protests against them.

“Now is a great time to be building a pipeline because you can’t have protests of more than 15 people,” Ms. Savage said.

Unprompted, Ms. Savage went on to suggest that the economic turmoil caused by the pandemic favours pipeline construction. »

Flat Earthers Spend $20,000 Trying To Prove Earth Is Flat, Accidentally Prove It's Round

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The scene in a new Netflix documentary called Behind the Curve, which follows a group of Flat Earthers, a "small but growing contingent of people who firmly believe in a conspiracy to suppress the truth that the Earth is flat".

One of those Flat Earthers is Bob Knodel, who hosts a YouTube channel entirely dedicated to the theory and who is one of the team relying on a $20,000 laser gyroscope to prove the Earth doesn't actually rotate.

If you're keen to see this scene - and so much more - Behind the Curve is available on Netflix now. »

'Everybody will love it': A four-day work week could help rebuild Canada's economy post-COVID-19, experts say

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But could it actually be a panacea for a country looking to rebuild a post-corona economy?.

“There’s not a one-size-fits-all solution,” he said, but a four-day work week could be a good fit in some cases.

Experts agree that if and when a vaccine or effective treatment is found for COVID-19, that should help the country’s overall recovery immensely. »

Florida mother who said 2 black men abducted her autistic son, actually drowned the boy in a canal, police say: reports

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Patricia Ripley told police two black men abducted her son Thursday evening, but police in Florida say that’s not what happened at all.

Instead, they say, surveillance video shows Ripley pushing her 9-year-old, autistic son, Alejandro Ripley, into a canal to let him drown.

Alejandro Ripley was found dead Friday morning in a canal on a golf course, according to a Good Morning America. »