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Technology
1) This is an important thread - and it's something I've seen over and over, mostly with conspiracy theorists.
2) Example, there is a conspiracy theory that the UN/WHO/IAEA are lying about nuclear energy/radiation to cover up Fukushima/Chernobyl. @DrHCaldicott is a believer in this conspiracy. She (a famous physician) beleives outliers over the rest of the health physics field.
3) Another example is Dr Karl Grossman. He similarly rejects the views of the scientific community on radiation - he sees the entire field as "boosters of nuclear technology". I tried to get at the central question of @drvox thread - how does he analyze information?
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1/ A+ interview of @naval by @ryaneshea at @blockstack in Aug 2017. Here are some highlights. Go watch the whole thing when you have a chance.

2/ Q: Why the increased interest in Blockchains and tokens?

@naval: Money. Everyone thinks they can get rich, so everyone's excited.
3/ @naval: Blockchains solve a problem that humanity was never able to solve before.

How do we organize networks?
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Today, I’m going to give this topic time. Over the last year & a half, lots of people have explained why that view of yours is flawed but perhaps if we put this in one thread, it may make sense.
Firtsly, every individual is flawed & conflicted. We constantly have to choose between what’s right & what is wrong. These choices are influenced by society, morality & our own personal biases.
Society evolves with time & likewise morality shifts as a result. What may be amoral today was perhaps acceptable back in the day.
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Science and Space
Ok. Gunna live tweet Chapter Two of Platform Capitalism by @n_srnck for this intensive reading program starting next week. Some have indicated they can't access the chapter thus #NBNotes lives again. Don't forget to ping me if you want to join in remotely via Slack. ping @l_vijay
Srnicek, begins by wondering if Platform Capitalism sits within the history of capitalism's response to crisis since the 1970s citing capitalism's ability to morph with the times. Did the global financial crisis of 2008 give rise to this new approach?
Certainly there is a correlation between discourse around rise of tech and the latest financial crisis. Srnicek locates the focus around 2010 with phrases like "paradigm shift", "fourth industrial revolution" and comparison of contemporary times to the Enlightenment/Renaissance
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1) This is an important thread - and it's something I've seen over and over, mostly with conspiracy theorists.
2) Example, there is a conspiracy theory that the UN/WHO/IAEA are lying about nuclear energy/radiation to cover up Fukushima/Chernobyl. @DrHCaldicott is a believer in this conspiracy. She (a famous physician) beleives outliers over the rest of the health physics field.
3) Another example is Dr Karl Grossman. He similarly rejects the views of the scientific community on radiation - he sees the entire field as "boosters of nuclear technology". I tried to get at the central question of @drvox thread - how does he analyze information?
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Hello Everyone, welcome to @Nairametrics Corporate News Roundup for the week ended April 21, 2018. This thread is brought to you by @BluechipTechNG

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Remember to retweet the first tweet of this thread so others on your timeline won't miss out. The first tweet of this thread will be pinned to my profile for the rest of the week. You can also check my likes for past threads.
It's another loaded thread as Corporate Nigeria was busy last week. We have news from the telecoms, sector, banking, consumer goods etc.

A Newsletter version of this thread has also been sent to our subscribers.

We begin;
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Culture and Books
(1) @redvblueusa asks a question.
(2) I actually wrote a thread about this before, but Twitter has broken all the links between the tweets.
(3) Let's see if I can reconstruct the thread.
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Good morning. This is a thread about an article Mamamia has published on abortion. It will be long.

mamamia.com.au/what-is-post-a…
First things first: "Post abortion syndrome" (PAS) is not recognised as a diagnosis in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association but is "condition" used in a wealth of anti-abortion literature and brochures handed out by religious picketers.
PAS was coined by Dr Vincent Rue a staunch US anti-abortion campaigner who testified before US congress in the 1980s that he had observed PAS in women.
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It is strange to be at a political speech where "Tiny Dancer," "I Want It That Way," and "Time Is On My Side" aren't playing.

Also, where is the booing?! Why have I not been booed?
Hillary Clinton weighs in on the Starbucks controversy:
NEW: Clinton makes first oblique reference to Comey book in speech tonight in NYC:
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Politics
1/36 This threads about the cigar show Michael Cohen put on & connecting some dots w/ the Trump Tower Fire & Mueller investigation. I’ve done 2 past threads specifically on the #trumptowerfire (links at the end of this thread). Let me start w/ when I passed by Cohen & Rotem Rosen
2/36 As I went by 61st & Park on Friday the 13th I saw Paparazzi on the corner. It’s not unusual in NYC & if they’re just hanging out they’re usually waiting for someone to arrive/leave. That was how they looked & since it's the Regency Hotel I figured they were waiting on Cohen
3/36 At this point I was convinced the Trump Tower Fire on Saturday was a factor in Cohen’s FBI Raid the prior Monday, so Cohen was on my mind & I was paying attention but I didn’t expect to walk by the Papparazzi & straight into Cohen standing on the street chatting w/ someone.
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As most of us know, attorney Alex van der Zwaan, 33, a Dutch national and formally an associate in the London office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, pleaded guilty in February to one count of making a false statement in violation of 18 USC 1001 to Mueller's team. /1
He was sentenced earlier this month to 30 days in prison, to be followed by 60 days of supervised release, and also fined $20,000. Alex van der Zwaan was also fired by Skadden Arps for his conduct. /2
cnn.com/2018/04/03/pol…
Specifically, Alex van der Zwaan admitted that he lied to Mueller’s people in November, 2017 about communications he in fact had in September, 2016 with Manafort associates Rick Gates and “Person A” (almost certainly GRU-linked Konstantin Kilimnik) /3
justice.gov/file/1036406/d…
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I agree with @CharlesMBlow.

I even see people expecting Trump to be imprisoned, which is extremely unlikely to the point of not being worth fantasizing about.

This isn’t going to end wrapped up prettily with a bow on top.

We are fighting for the survival of our republic.
I want to be clear:

I believe Trump either personally and/or through his cut-out representatives committed what is tantamount to treason in re working with a foreign adversary to undermine US elections, etc.

That’s my OPINION, based on evidence available in the public domain.
My exploring Trump’s ties to Russia and reporting on Russian active measures - and my doing so before the MSM was doing its job in this regard - resulted in my being defamed by the New Republic, the Atlantic, the Houston Chronicle, and CNN as a “liberal conspiracy theorist.”
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