During an interview on CNBC, Elon Musk defended his right to say inflammatory things on Twitter, even if those statements lose him money. He appeared to disassociate briefly after being asked why even bother tweeting. And he eventually quoted The Princess Bride to explain his cavalier attitude toward what he shares on Twitter.
It was a very weird interview.
The interview came after a particular troubling run of tweets for Musk, in which he promoted conspiracy theories about a mass shooting in Texas, was accused of antisemitism after claiming that George Soros “hates humanity,” and retweeted discredited theories about crime and race.
Elon Musk on Tuesday said that if his inflammatory tweets scare away advertisers from Twitter, he will…
Elon Musk lost another bid to end a 2018 settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that requires oversight of some of his Tesla-related tweets. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan rejected Musk’s argument that the consent decree reached in 2018 is a “prior restraint” on his speech. Musk, who is […]
Chief Twit Elon Musk loses appeal to be able to tweet about Tesla unchecked by Kirsten Korosec originally published on TechCrunch
A FEMALE keeper was mauled by a 16ft crocodile at a reptile park tourist attraction in Australia.
A 34-year-old woman was taken to the hospital, reportedly “losing a lot of blood,” after she was attacked by saltwater croc while working at Crocosaurus Cove in Darwin.
A female keeper was savaged by the saltwater croc Leo[/caption]
The woman was rushed to the hospital after the bite[/caption]
It is believed the member of staff was trying to put a plant in the cage when the croc grabbed her, NT News reported.
A source said the woman was “lucky she didn’t lose a limb.”
A tourist said he overheard staff discussing the attack and “apparently there was a lot of blood”.
The former staff member said it was the first time the massive croc had attacked an employee.
However they said other staff had been bitten by smaller crocs.
They said: “There was a pretty bad bite, probably a year to two years ago now, where an underage staff member actually got bitten by one of the smaller crocodiles.”
NT WorkSafe confirmed that a female worker was injured after she was bitten on the arm by a crocodile.
It said it would not provide further details of the injury “due to patient privacy,” and added that an inquiry has been launched.
Crocosaurus Cove is a tourist attraction offering visitors a “unique, up-close and personal view of Australia’s iconic saltwater crocodiles”, according to its website.
Guests have the chance to swim with crocodiles, feed them and pose for a photo holding a baby croc.
Earlier this year a swimmer was mauled by a crocodile in a wild attack which left his dog dead.
Distressing footage showed tourist Alister MacPhee, 37, repeatedly punching the beast in a bid to escape after it lunged from the water in Queensland, Australia.
A former member of staff said it was the first time a crocodile attacked an employee[/caption]
As Disney approaches its third round of expected layoffs and deals with production delays due to the ongoing writers strike, the company delivered more bad news to investors. Its flagship streaming service, Disney+, lost four million subscribers in Q2 2023, bringing the total to 157.8 million subscribers, compared to 161.8 million subs in the previous […]
Disney+ loses subscribers for second quarter in a row, drops 4M subs by Lauren Forristal originally published on TechCrunch
RUSSIA has suffered more than 100,000 casualties in the bloody battle for Bakhmut in the last five months, the White House says.
The smouldering remains of a bombarded and battered Bakhmut[/caption]
Moscow has been fighting a grinding war of attrition in Bakhmut but Ukraine has held on to the small eastern city[/caption]
The US estimates Russia has suffered 100,000 losses, including dead and wounded, in only five months in the small city[/caption]
Ukranian soldiers have been bravely defending Ukraine’s bloodiest frontline[/caption]
In the battered and besieged city in the Donetsk region, which only has a few thousand brave residents left, Russia has been trying to break the stale-mate in a gruelling and heavy-casualty war of attrition.
National Security Adviser John Kirby said: “We estimate that Russia has suffered more than 100,000 casualties, including over 20,000 killed in action.
“Russia’s attempt at an offensive in the Donbass, largely through Bakhmut, has failed… Russia has been unable to seize any really strategically significant territory.”
Kirby, citing newly declassified US intelligence, said that about half of those killed were Wagner militia soldiers, which draws much of its ranks from prison populations in Russia.
The US estimates account for losses since the start of December, but the battle for the city has been waging for over nine months.
Kirby continued: “This attempted effort, particularly in Bakhmut, has come at a terribly, terribly high cost. Russia has exhausted its military stockpiles and its armed forces.”
Ukrainian soldiers have previously described the fighting in Bakhmut as a hellscape of World War One-style slaughter as Wagner’s largely convict army was thrown into the “meat grinder” and used as “cannon fodder“.
Yet, even Wagner’s brutal chief Yevgeny Prigozhin has threatened to withdraw his fighters from the city in a move that reflects the growing discontent within Putin’s faltering army.
The warlord pinned Russia’s “unjustified” losses in Bakhmut, which are five times higher than across the rest of Ukraine, on the Kremlin’s failure to provide ample ammunition in a live broadcast.
“It would have been five times fewer if we had more ammunition,” said Prigozhin, accusing Russian soldiers of not providing his men with the necessary equipment.
“Are we going to remain here or not,” asked Prigozhin, before vowing: “We are going to attack Bakhmut to our last bullet, but these munitions are not even enough for a week, mere days.
“And so if the munitions deficit is not addressed we will be required…not to run like cowardly rats [but] to either retreat, or remain to die.”
Kirby did not give estimates of Ukrainian casualties in Bakhmut, stating the reason was because “they are the victims here. Russia is the aggressor.”
The White House, he said, will not put “information in the public domain that makes it any harder” for the close Western ally whose army is being armed and trained by a US-led coalition of countries.
Heroic Ukrainian defenders have held out against relentless waves of attacks for months.
They now control only part of the city, including the vital last supply route to the city known as the “road of life”.
Serhiy Cherevatyi, a spokesperson for Ukrainian troops in the east said the defending troops “have not allowed the Russians to cut off our logistics”.
Warlord Yevgeny Prigozhin near the graves of fallen Wagner mercenaries many of which have been killed in Bakhmut[/caption]
Ukrainian troops have described the ‘hell’ of fighting in Bakhmut, where the life expectancy can be as low as four hours[/caption]