The Daily Populous

Sunday July 16th, 2023 day edition

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The woman, Audrey Ann Southard-Rumsey, 54, appeared to deliver her rambling 15-minute diatribe off the cuff, according to CBS News.

“My whole dream of my life has been taken because people have different politics than mine,” Southard-Rumsey said, the outlet reported.

Sitting before U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta, she added, per CBS: “I have grievances since they don’t listen to us at the polling place.

Southard-Rumsey reportedly urged Mehta to think about “what I now have to give up” and concluded by saying, “It’s not fair.”.

The Spring Hill, Florida, resident worked as a vocal coach until her arrest in June 2021.

Southard-Rumsey was also captured on video yelling at Capitol Police, “Tell Pelosi we are coming for that bitch,” referring to the then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

Prosecutors noted her threatening social media posts in the wake of the 2020 election, which included “HANG the TRAITORS!” »

Elon Musk says Twitter's ad revenue drops 50% and cash flow is negative

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Elon Musk disclosed on Twitter Saturday that, due to a 50% drop in advertising revenue and a “heavy debt load,” the platform still has a negative cash flow.

The billionaire owner tweeted Saturday, in response to business advice from a follower, “Need to reach positive cash flow before we have the luxury of anything else.”.

Ad revenue has been a contentious issue and an uphill battle for the site, after hordes of advertisers fled after Musk took over. »

Ukraine Rejects Bulgarian President’s Claims That Kyiv Is to Be Blamed for Russia’s Ongoing War

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The move comes after Iran tried to seize two oil tankers near the strait last week, opening fire on one of them, The Associated Press said.

The US Navy said in both instances the Iranian naval vessels backed off when the USS McFaul, a guided-missile destroyer, arrived on the scene.

The US did not have fighter aircraft in the area and took no direct action against the Russian flight. »

Twitter's free speech approach backed by Taliban official

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Elon Musk's approach of rejecting censorship and defending freedom of speech on Twitter has received some unexpected support from Afghanistan's ruling Taliban.

Anas Haqqani, a senior Taliban official with no government portfolio, said that the social media platform had "two major advantages" over other platforms.

Anas Haqqani, brother of the influential Afghan Interior Minister Sirajuddin Haqqani, is one of the young figures of the Taliban movement. »

Victims of “Donbas genocide” were paid actors, Prigozhin’s fired trolls reveal

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Russian media website Bumaga interviewed several former employees of “Patriot,” who revealed unknown details about its operation and propaganda tactics.

“Most of the people who were portrayed in such stories as ‘victims’ of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were stand-ins, hired individuals.

A BBC reporter working on the ground in the conflict managed to prove that also this story was a hoax. »