The Daily Populous

Tuesday January 3rd, 2023 morning edition

image for Twitter HQ staff using their own toilet paper after Elon Musks fires janitors

Before the start of 2023, Twitter CEO Elon Musk made several cuts and changes to the platform and staff since his takeover.

Twitter’s remaining employees are having to bring their own toilet paper to the platform’s San Francisco headquarters, according to the New York Times.

Along with firing janitors at Twitter’s New York City offices, according to the Times, Musk has attempted to cut costs across the company.

Musk has also limited the number of floors used by Twitter in San Francisco from four to two, the Times reported.

Twitter Seattle employees were previously demanded to work from home despite Musk’s in-person work directive, according to the Seattle Times.

This comes weeks after Musk announced he would resign as head of Twitter until a successor is chosen, according to ABC News.

Rather than “abide by the results of this poll,” Musk limited polling on Twitter policy to Twitter Blue subscribers. »

Gen. Mark Milley said there were talks about court-martialing former military officers who wrote 'very critical' op-eds of Trump

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Gen. Mark Milley said there were talks of retaliating against retired officers critical of Trump.

Gen. Mark Milley said there were discussions about retaliating against retired military officers who wrote critical op-eds about former President Donald Trump, according to testimony released by the January 6 committee.

Milley did not specify which retired military officers were considered for court-martialing, but several wrote critical op-eds of Trump during his time in office. »

Erdoğan plots war, crackdown to save his skin

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It’s a ruthless drive by Erdoğan to cling to power in 2023 — the centenary of the Turkish Republic — and let’s hope he fails.

For now, the ruling’s suspended pending appeals, but Erdoğan may try to expedite the judicial process, so his rival is barred from running.

Erdoğan, a former Istanbul mayor, was himself on the receiving end of similar judicial harassment before the AKP triumphed in 2002. »

Amber McLaughlin set to become first openly transgender woman executed in the U.S.

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Unless Missouri Governor Mike Parson grants clemency, Amber McLaughlin, 49, will become the first openly transgender woman executed in the U.S. She is scheduled to die by injection Tuesday for killing a former girlfriend in 2003.

There is no known case of an openly transgender inmate being executed in the U.S. before, according to the anti-execution Death Penalty Information Center.

This photo provided by the Federal Public Defender Office shows death row inmate Amber McLaughlin. »