The Daily Populous

Friday October 21st, 2022 morning edition

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Starlink later helped fend off Russian jamming attacks against its service to Ukraine with a quick and relatively simple code update.

CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY. U.S. businesses have a long history of working with the U.S. government in the midst of war.

More recently, service contractors such as Kellogg, Brown, and Root built and staffed bases, providing logistical support in Iraq and Afghanistan.

That is not the case for many of the tech companies operating in Ukraine.

These technology companies’ efforts have been laudable and, in most cases, are aligned with the U.S. government’s work on Ukraine.

Tech companies have demonstrated how businesses can support military and security operations as well as their independent power and willingness to act.

Now is the time to reach out to tech company leaders and initiate substantive and continuing conversations about these companies’ abilities and plans. »

Texas Roofer Arrested in Florida for Helping Hurricane Victims

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After Hurricane Ian pulverized parts of Florida earlier this month, roofer Terence Duque sprung into action.

Duque was arrested for "conducting business in Charlotte County without a Florida license," the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office announced on Friday.

That's convenient protectionism for roofers and other contractors in Florida, but it's terrible news for anyone who needs a new roof right now. »

Iran sent troops to Ukraine to help Russia use Iranian-made drones, Biden admin officials say

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The U.S. has evidence that Iran sent troops to Russian-occupied territories in Ukraine to help Russia launch drone attacks on targets across the country, Biden administration officials said Thursday.

“We assess that Iranian military personnel were on the ground in Crimea and assisted Russia in these operations,” Kirby said.

The Biden administration earlier this year accused Iran of preparing to send drones to Russia. »

Marjorie Taylor Greene's PAC is violating campaign finance rules: federal regulators

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The Federal Election Commission sent a warning to a political action committee connected to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.

A leadership political action committee led by Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is under heightened scrutiny from federal officials because of what regulators say are financial discrepancies and an impermissible contribution.

FEC officials said Greene sent the money to Majewski's campaign after the primary ended, in violation of federal rules. »