When Florida Power & Light faced a spate of bad publicity and political blowback, a small but ambitious news website called the Capitolist sprang to the public utility’s defense. Unbeknownst to readers, FPL president and CEO Eric Silagy was secretly running things at the Capitolist.
A commercial pool contractor who visited the building last Tuesday, just 36 hours before half of the building unexpectedly collapsed, said things looked well maintained. Then, he saw the basement-level garage and noted cracking concrete and severely corroded rebar under the pool.
Search-and-rescue efforts are underway as crews respond to a condo tower collapse early Thursday morning on Collins Avenue in Surfside.
A computer algorithm that analyzed huge sums of potential voters’ personal data — things they’d said and done on Facebook, credit card purchases, charities they supported, and even personality traits — decided they could be manipulated into not voting.