The Daily Populous

Thursday July 9th, 2020 night edition

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A Florida man has been fired from his job as an insurance agent after his videotaped tirade when asked to wear a face mask at a Costco Wholesale store drew a massive audience on social media.

Florida man at Fort Myers Costco in "Running the World Since 1776" shirt flips out on elderly woman who asked him to wear a mask and man who defended her #BecauseFlorida (via @profjaffar) — Billy Corben (@BillyCorben) July 7, 2020.

The incident at a Fort Myers Costco occurred June 26, and involved a man later identified by multiple news outlets as Daniel Maples, an insurance agent for Ted Todd Insurance.

The insurance company soon posted its own tweet, disavowing the behavior shown in the videotape and saying the "former employee" had been fired.

Thank you to everyone for their comments and messages raising awareness about a former employee at Ted Todd Insurance.

Costco in early May mandated all its employees and member customers wear facial coverings.

"We know some [Costco] members may find this inconvenient or objectionable, but under the circumstances we believe the added safety is worth any inconvenience. »

Facebook Just Failed Its First Ever Civil Rights Audit

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Two years ago, Facebook bowed to pressure from activist groups around the world and agreed to an audit of how the company deals with civil rights issues such as hate speech, election interference, and misinformation.

The social media giant has also repeatedly failed to adequately address the concerns raised by rights groups about hate speech and misinformation targeting minorities and religious groups, the audit found.

Facebook has faced criticism from civil rights groups for years for the company’s inability to deal with hate speech and misinformation targeting minorities and religious groups. »

Trump Pushed CIA to Give Intelligence to Kremlin, While Taking No Action Against Russia Arming Taliban

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Third, behind the scenes, Trump directed the CIA to share intelligence information on counterterrorism with the Kremlin despite no discernible reward, former intelligence officials who served in the Trump administration told Just Security.

What we now know is that President Trump not only failed to push back against Russia’s arming the terrorist group.

Note on President Trump: July 19, 2017: US officials announce that Trump has decided to end a program to arm Syrian rebels. »

Mister Rogers Proposed to His Wife by Letter. Inside Their 50-Year Love Story

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They became close enough that Joanne was introduced to Fred's family, who sometimes vacationed near the school.

Fred and Joanne once witnessed a cab driver, delighted by a newly upholstered seat, exclaim, "This makes my sweet ass smile."

However, she was nervous, so when Fred answered the phone she focused on some phone booth graffiti and greeted him by saying, "S**t." Fortunately, Fred laughed. »