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Rakesh Agrawal, a former PayPal executive who "mistakenly" (who can really say?) tweeted some ridiculous and offensive statements about some co-workers, has become the star of his own Twitter soap opera written by his own hand. After Agrawal sent the corporate hate tweets, he apologized and blamed the messages on a new phone.

PayPal then announced, on Twitter of course, that Agrawal was no longer employed by the company and also gave us some wonderful life advice about treating each other with respect, which apparently PayPal felt the need to give the world:

After that, Agrawal sent out a series of messages that were hard to follow, especially without pictures. We searched Getty Images and our photo libraries to see if we could help visualize what is going on behind the curtain:

Tareq Salahi and Michaele Salahi on February 4, 2010.
Tareq Salahi and Michaele Salahi on February 4, 2010. - 

Laura Bush Hosts Annual White House Easter Egg Roll.
Laura Bush Hosts Annual White House Easter Egg Roll. - 

 Executive producer Stan Lee arrives at the premiere of Marvel's 'Thor: The Dark World' at the El Capitan Theatre on November 4, 2013 in Hollywood, California.
 Executive producer Stan Lee arrives at the premiere of Marvel's 'Thor: The Dark World' at the El Capitan Theatre on November 4, 2013 in Hollywood, California. - 

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