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    Twits on twitter.....it brings out the stupid in everyone.

    Before President Donald Trump gave his speech to Congress Tuesday, Chicagoan Daniel Grilo had a job at a financial firm. The next day, he didn't.

    During the speech, Grilo, at the time a principal at Liberty Advisor Group, tweeted, "Sorry Owens' wife, you're not helping yourself or your husband's memory by standing there and clapping like an idiot. Trump just used you."

    Grilo was referring to Carryn Owens, whose husband, Navy SEAL William "Ryan" Owens, was killed during a January raid that targeted an al-Qaida stronghold in Yemen. Owens attended the president's speech and cried as Trump acknowledged her and the audience applauded.

    The tweet sparked a firestorm not only on Twitter, but on several social networks including 4chan and Reddit, shredding Grilo for his comments. "You're disgusting, you don't even deserve to speak to this man who served," wrote @PolitBunny on Twitter. On Reddit, another user named "whywouldyousaythattt" wrote: "I really want to ruin this guys life over what he said. Does this make me THE LIBERAL now? ;("

    Within a few minutes Grilo responded with an apology, writing, "Folks, clearly a poorly worded tweet. I apologize to all and am deeply moved by all your comments. Thank you for your feedback."

    A few minutes later, Grilo, whose Twitter account said he volunteered for Hillary Clinton's campaign, apologized again, writing in reference to Trump: "I apologize, I believe parading Ryan's wife's pain like that was shameful after his morning comments." He also tweeted, "I am so happy to see you are all inspired to protect Gold Star families, and I thank you for swiftly condemning my awful tweet."

    Grilo later deleted his Twitter account. The tweets were archived and circulated on the Internet.

    Despite his apologies, Liberty Advisor Group deleted his profile on their website and dismissed Grilo. "The individual who issued the tweet is no longer affiliated with Liberty. ... His comments were inconsistent with the Company's values and the unyielding respect it has for the members of our Nation's Armed Forces," said a statement posted on the company's website Wednesday.

    Efforts to reach Grilo were unsuccessful

    On LinkedIn, Grilo's status at Liberty reads "Terminated 3/1/2017." His Twitter account has been shut down.

    Grilo may have a case against his employer, according to Phillip Schreiber, a partner in the Chicago office of law firm Holland & Knight who represents management in employment cases.

    "Generally speaking, what people say on social media that is not related their employer usually is not a concern of the employer," said Schreiber. But if someone who is newsworthy makes an inflammatory post on social media, it's not difficult for someone to track that person back to his or her employer, he added. "That's when you may have consequences."

    Grilo's case is unusual, he added. "The question is ... if an employee is terminated for what he or she put on Twitter on his or her own time ... is terminating someone because of that a violation of Illinois' Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act," Schreiber said. "That remains to be determined," because there are not a lot of court decisions interpreting the law in that context.
    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politi...3Zf?li=BBnb7Kz
    Dispite our best intentions, the system is dysfunctional that intelligence failure is guaranteed.
    Russ Travers, CIA analyst, 2001

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    He said something stupid and politically unwise, which he apologized for. What part of this is either new or newsworthy?

    The so-called "social media" are the breeding grounds for the paranoid, the sociopathic and the mentally defective. Just cruise FaceBook.
    Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
      He said something stupid and politically unwise, which he apologized for. What part of this is either new or newsworthy?

      The so-called "social media" are the breeding grounds for the paranoid, the sociopathic and the mentally defective. Just cruise FaceBook.
      Go after the widow of a US serviceman and you will pay...free speech doesn't mean no consequences.
      I hope he like being unpopular and unemployed.
      Dispite our best intentions, the system is dysfunctional that intelligence failure is guaranteed.
      Russ Travers, CIA analyst, 2001

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      • #4
        Really? How about Letterman calling Sarah Palin's daughter a "*****" on public television? Nothing at all happened to him.

        A few minutes research on Google will leave you will a huge pile of similar incidents that never resulted in any sort of apology or consequence. That's why I say it is no longer newsworthy when it happens.

        Public ethics and morals when down the drain a long time go.
        Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
          Really? How about Letterman calling Sarah Palin's daughter a "*****" on public television? Nothing at all happened to him.

          A few minutes research on Google will leave you will a huge pile of similar incidents that never resulted in any sort of apology or consequence. That's why I say it is no longer newsworthy when it happens.

          Public ethics and morals when down the drain a long time go.
          I didn't know Sara Palin's daughter was killed serving her country.
          Can you let me know when that happened?
          Dispite our best intentions, the system is dysfunctional that intelligence failure is guaranteed.
          Russ Travers, CIA analyst, 2001

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Urban hermit View Post
            I didn't know Sara Palin's daughter was killed serving her country.
            Can you let me know when that happened?

            Your plug doesn't quite fit into the socket right, does it?

            Every year for decades presidents have killed or maimed thousands of troops, so why is this one special in any way?

            ALL troops and their families are of equal value both to the nation and to themselves. Keep in mind that the vast majority of the burden of war is not carried by SEALS, but by ordinary troops doing ordinary duties.
            Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
              Your plug doesn't quite fit into the socket right, does it?

              Every year for decades presidents have killed or maimed thousands of troops, so why is this one special in any way?

              ALL troops and their families are of equal value both to the nation and to themselves. Keep in mind that the vast majority of the burden of war is not carried by SEALS, but by ordinary troops doing ordinary duties.
              You really believe this was about Trump and not about the widow of a warrior.
              That says as much about you as the guy who tweets got him fired.
              Two sad sacks.
              Dispite our best intentions, the system is dysfunctional that intelligence failure is guaranteed.
              Russ Travers, CIA analyst, 2001

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