The Daily Populous

Tuesday January 12nd, 2021 day edition

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New York (CNN Business) GoFundMe will no longer allow people to fundraise for travel expenses used for potentially violent political events after pro-Trump protesters used the platform to rake in cash ahead of storming the US Capitol.

"Due to the violence, GoFundMe has removed numerous fundraisers intended to raise money for travel expenses," a spokesperson for the company told CNN Business.

The spokesperson said the company will also remove fundraisers for travel expenses for any future political events where there is a "risk of violence by the attendees.".

company also canceled reservations and removed accounts associated with hate group members, including the Proud Boys.

The online fundraising company joins a long list of corporations that are making statements in an attempt to take action against the violence.

Payment company Stripe will no longer process Trump campaign donations, and Airbnb announced Monday that people who are associated with violent hate groups were removed from the platform.

The home-sharingcompany also canceled reservations and removed accounts associated with hate group members, including the Proud Boys. »

Man Arrested in Capitol Siege Asked God For Guidance First: “I Never Heard a No”

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One of the men arrested for his role in the Capitol siege was Doug Sweet, a Virginia man who was charged with Unlawful Entry.

“He said, `Hey, I need my digital soldiers to show up on January 6,’” Mr. Sweet says of the president.

Instead, they told him consulting with God was a perfectly normal thing to do, and he eventually used that as justification to join in the Capitol siege. »

Bill Belichick declines to accept Presidential Medal of Freedom

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Bill Belichick declined to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Trump, seemingly breaking from a friendship with the billionaire business mogul.


Recently, sports figures Gary Player, Annika Sorenstam, Babe Zaharias, Roger Staubach and Dan Gable received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. »

Patriots coach Bill Belichick turns down Presidential Medal of Freedom from Trump

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“Recently, I was offered the opportunity to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which I was flattered by out of respect for what the honour represents and admiration for prior recipients,” said Mr Belichick in a statement.

Mr Belichick, 68, would have received the nation’s highest civilian award as Democrats move to impeach Mr Trump over the violence that left five people dead.

“Above all, I am an American citizen with great reverence for our nations’s values, freedom and democracy,” added Mr Belichick. »

Don’t Toss It, Fix It! Europe Is Guaranteeing Citizens the “Right to Repair”

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Across Europe, legislation is pushing back against a waste-based economy and restoring for citizens something companies have gradually taken away: the right to repair what they’ve bought.

In November, the EU Parliament called on the European Commission to make routine repair of everyday products easier, systematic and cost-efficient.

The online community, founded in California, now has three million monthly users in Europe and ten million worldwide. »