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Technology
@HeshmatAlavi @KJTorrance @HNIJohnMiller @JacobAWohl @eyad1949 @emad_AlMudaifer @SecStudiesGrp @amsafavi @DebbieAAldrich @A_Jafarzadeh (1) This is VERY interesting.

On June 8, 2018, The Islamic State attacked Al Bukamal.

The Russians put out a video of the "Syrians" repelling the assault.

@HeshmatAlavi @KJTorrance @HNIJohnMiller @JacobAWohl @eyad1949 @emad_AlMudaifer @SecStudiesGrp @amsafavi @DebbieAAldrich @A_Jafarzadeh (2) The terrorists were armed with the Turkish-manufactured M72 LAW (Light Antitank Weapon).
@HeshmatAlavi @KJTorrance @HNIJohnMiller @JacobAWohl @eyad1949 @emad_AlMudaifer @SecStudiesGrp @amsafavi @DebbieAAldrich @A_Jafarzadeh (3) Here's one that Kurds captured.

Turkey has given them to multiple jihadist groups.
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Today for Father's Day, I'd like to pay tribute to my father, Ruthven Shepherd, who passed away Thursday morning w/ all of us at his side: trinityfuneralhome.ca/ruthven-rulon-… #ableg
Dad grew up in Trinidad, 4th of 10. He loved electronics & working w/ his hands. He learned to build bread boxes out of coconut oil tins & sold them to get $2.50 to buy a do-it-yourself crystal radio kit. He stole a telephone handset to craft a speaker. #ableg
He went on to vocational school and took pleasure in learning various trades (woodworking, metalworking, electrical) alongside regular classes. He was in the top 10 students in every subject. Top student in some. #ableg
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A thread on devs + daily active users (DAUs) 👇

- #Ethereum code school CryptoZombies trained 208k+ users and is growing by 30k+/mo
- Truffle has 580k dls, up 56% last 3 mo
- MetaMask has >1m users
- GitHub lists 14k $ETH-based repos and 220k commits
- 1500+ dapps are in dev

/1
- ETH does more tx and active addresses than BTC
- No, batching doesn't make up the dif in tx
- Of the top 100 tokens by MC, 94% are built on Ethereum
- EEA boasts 500+ members
- Brazil, Canada, Zug, Chile, Dubai, and Estonia are experimenting w/ government apps on Ethereum

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On the topic of daily act addr (DAA):

Value transfer is a use case and those *transacting value daily* are DAUs you morons.

Fundraising with $ETH = MOE.

By DAA, Ethereum has as many or more users than BTC.

/3
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Science and Space
Where Greek politics stands today.

My 7 conclusions after the 10-day Greece-(North) Macedonia saga over name deal:
1. PM Tsipras increasingly employs personal (almost private-style) politics at the expense of his party, his coalition government and Greek parliament.
2. Greek Parliament is being reduced into a voting mechanism, nearly one half of which unanimously verifies ex post facto the leader's choices/acts while the other half is simply concerned with, and divided over, what opposition strategy is best for its parts to use.
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*The Science behind Gotras*

This thread explores the questions we may have about Gotras.

What’s Gotra system? Why do we have it? Why do we consider this to decide marriages?

Why do sons carry the gotra of father, why not daughter?

#VedicKnowledge
#HindutvaRevival
#GotraGyan
Why does gotra of a daughter change when married? Is there any logic behind it?

Infact there is an amazing genetical system we follow through Gotra Gyan.

The word GOTRA is formed by combination 2 sanskrit words Gau (cow) & Trahi (shed). So gotra basically means cowshed.
Gotra is like cowshed protecting a particular male lineage. We identify our male lineage/gotra as descendants of the 8 great Rishi (Saptarishi + Bharadwaj rishi). All other gotra evolved from these only.

Each human carries 23 pairs of chromosomes each with one from each parent.
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libertarians are really great at reinventing shit that's already been done a millennia ago because they never bothered reading a history book
humans are really, really good at BELIEVING they've come up with a new idea, when a million others came up with the same idea, through the exact same pathways (see my banner image for an example). one of many reasons i don't think we're really all that sapient
all of your upbringing: here's a bunch of lessons that all point to one really obvious next step in the chain of thought

you: *takes that one obvious step* i just invented something new and unique!
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Culture and Books
Some online learning list

A. Courses and E-learning:
1. springest.co.uk
Springest is an independent comparison website for training programmes and courses. There are learning products allowing you to view, compare & find your ideal course, e-learning, coach or education.
2. Coursera.org

Learn online and earn valuable credentials from top universities like Yale, Michigan, Stanford, and leading companies like Google and ......
3. edx.org

Flexible learning on your schedule. Access more than 1900 online courses from 100+ leading institutions.
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Alright gentlemen, here's my Father's Day thread

Up until recently I didn't want to write this, for personal reasons that will become clear shortly

But screw that, this is my personal brand speaking from my personal life, and the truth from my life is meant to help you
Most people don't know anything about my father

Only my family members and a few close friends I can count on one hand know about him

But I've been honest with you guys in all the content I've put out thus far and I'm going to continue being honest
I have skin in the game with what I talk about and I'm giving you nothing but the raw truths that I experience in life

So I'll talk about my father...

This is my 10th Father's Day that my dad has no longer been in this world
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libertarians are really great at reinventing shit that's already been done a millennia ago because they never bothered reading a history book
humans are really, really good at BELIEVING they've come up with a new idea, when a million others came up with the same idea, through the exact same pathways (see my banner image for an example). one of many reasons i don't think we're really all that sapient
all of your upbringing: here's a bunch of lessons that all point to one really obvious next step in the chain of thought

you: *takes that one obvious step* i just invented something new and unique!
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Politics
How embarrassing for #Merkel that EU divisions over #migration policies - where some European governments or government ministers prefer to go it alone rather than to find a common EU position - is being played out - in neon-lit glaring headlines - in her own administration 1
#Merkel has always pushed for EU-wide migration solutions (though she took a rather large unilateral decision herself back in 2015 when she opened the doors to over a million asylum-seekers, in defiance of EU regulations) 2
Those regulations stipulate that irregular migrants must be processed in the first EU country they arrive in- but #Merkel argued that no-one was looking after or documenting them (remember the chaos in Greece and Hungary?) 3
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(1) @truth4democracy supports sending children to federal prisons.

I don't.
(2) The parents must be charged in order to prevent MORE illegals from coming in.

See, @truth4democracy has a child's view of this situation.

Let's talk about what REALLY happens.
(3) The trek to the southern border begins with illegals scraping together $5000 to $12,000 for coyotes to being them in.

Along the way, the illegals are often robbed, raped, or murdered.
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So I keep seeing people buying into the administrations bullshit that this is an old “law” that needs to be fixed. First off it is not and never has been a law: politifact.com/truth-o-meter/…
Second off @TheJusticeDept announced the policy change referring all improper entry cases to DOJ: justice.gov/opa/pr/attorne…
By the way Improper Entry is a misdemeanor with civil penalties: 8 U.S. Code § 1325 - Improper entry by alien

law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/8/…
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