The Daily Populous

Tuesday July 11st, 2023 day edition

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may be struggling to court advertisers, keep the site actually running, and prevent users from fleeing to eager competitors — but at least the Taliban likes it.

On Monday, Anas Haqqani, a senior leader in the Taliban, praised Twitter in response to the launch of ’s Threads, a Twitter competitor that went live last week and has racked up more than 100 million users in a matter of days.

Haqqani weighed in on his own decision to remain on the Elon Musk-owned platform, writing that it “has two important advantages over other social media platforms.”.

“The second privilege is the public nature & credibility of Twitter.

Twitter has two important advantages over other social media platforms.

The second privilege is the public nature & credibility of Twitter.

We’re no experts, but having members of the Taliban celebrate how much they can get away with on your website isn’t exactly a stellar pitch for ad buyers. »

Gal Luft indictment: ‘Whistleblower’ who accused Bidens of corruption is charged with arms trafficking and violating Iran sanctions

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A “whistleblower” who has repeatedly accused the Bidens of corruption has been charged by the Justice Department with arms trafficking, acting as a foreign agent for China and violating Iran sanctions.

They also allege that he set up meetings between officials of Iran and a Chinese energy company to discuss oil deals, which would violate US sanctions.

Gal Luft has been charged with arms trafficking, breaking Iran sanctions and acting as agent for China (LinkedIn). »

Trump-appointed judge gives a 'break' to Jan. 6 rioter at sentencing

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But, he added, Bensch's involvement was “pretty minor” when compared to others, while noting that his age was a mitigating factor.

“I am giving you this break because of your age” at the time and a lack of criminal history, McFadden said.

The longest sentence — 18 years — went to Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes, who was convicted of seditious conspiracy. »

Giant Python Capable of Eating Alligators Killed With Her 60 Eggs

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A snake trapper in Florida's Everglades recently caught a 16-foot-long female loaded with over 60 eggs.

From left, Kimmel and Otto next to the 16-foot-python and the 16-foot-python and her 60 eggs after she was captured in the Everglades.

"Python eggs are the largest eggs found in Florida, about twice the size of an alligator egg," Kimmel said. »

A bejeweled cannon and other art will head home to Sri Lanka from Netherlands museum

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The Dutch government last week announced that it will return 478 objects of cultural significance to Indonesia and to Sri Lanka.

Under the plan, Sri Lanka is to receive six artifacts, including the cannon and guns currently in the collection of the National Museum of World Cultures and the Rijksmuseum.

The cannon has been in the collection of the Rijksmuseum, the Netherlands’ national museum of art and history, since 1800. »