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Gentle reminder that I am very, very, VERY enamored of fashion and if you think of me as "That rude lady who goofs of people" please know that tonight I'm a whole other person; "That rude lady who has thoughts about dresses."

I'll thread it from here. Or, mute me.
We begin with a...side-mullet.

@cameronesposito is the only person allowed to wear one.

This is a bold decision without being a good decision.

#MetGala2021
Oh, Ilana.

This dress is a drain-trap of bad ideas. Unless I learn later this dress has singlehandedly restored the coral reefs I'm sticking with "Oh, Ilana."
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En el desierto #Nazca (o #Nasca) al sur del #Perú, unas misteriosas líneas trazadas en el suelo rocoso representan #animales de la fauna local y extrañas criaturas. ¿Quiénes hicieron estas figuras y por qué?
¡Adentro #hilo! 🧵
#Arqueología #Historia #LineasDeNazca #NazcaLines
¿Cómo trazaron las imágenes? Y lo que es más importante, ¿quiénes y por qué? Todo tipo de explicaciones esotéricas se han desarrollado en torno a las Líneas de #Nazca, cuya destreza parece fuera del alcance humano. ¿Pistas de aterrizaje realizadas por #extraterrestres?
Si lo que te atrae de las Líneas de #Nazca es el tema de los #alienígenas, siento decepcionarte, ya que este #hilo trata sobre #Arqueología y evidencias científicas. Intentaré explicar lo más singular de esta extraordinaria cultura, una de las más importantes de #Perú.
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#Spotlight: From the invasion of #Afghanistan & #Iraq, new #surveillance powers, to the opening of #Guantanamo, #September11 changed America | arab.news/bs3gk ImageImage
#September11: The total cost of the post-9/11 wars in #Afghanistan & #Iraq is estimated at $6tn, making them the most expensive in US history | arab.news/bs3gk ImageImageImage
#WATCH: After #September11, President Bush launched a #WarOnTerror & sent US troops to #Afghanistan & #Iraq. Read more here: arab.news/bs3gk
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1/ As a #teacher, I'm going to get slammed for this heresy, but you deserve to know the truth about "Social-Emotional Learning" (SEL) in #education. An increasing number of parents have raised their eyebrows at the introduction of yet another framework #schools are pushing on
2/ their children. Advocates of SEL have pounced on parental skepticism, insisting that "it's just about teaching social and emotional skills." This is what drives me crazy about education: intellectual dishonesty. Educators consistently masquerade political ideology in benign
3/ and euphemistic language because they know the public would never willingly let their children be instructed as future activists. SEL is NOT merely about teaching children better social and emotional skills. It is a framework meant- in part- to encourage "critical social
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1/9: #Afghanistan is a stark reminder that in foreign policy you need both to be clear about your goals and to execute them well. Over years the #US and its allies fell short on both counts.
2/9: The intervention was legitimate & justified (unlike Iraq). An act of self-defence to halt a clear international terror threat. The first purpose was not to end #Taliban rule, but to deal with a consequence of it. Of course the two rapidly merged.
3/9: Inevitably once we were there new goals were added. Suppressing poppy growing for opium, protecting & supporting #Afghanwomen, nation building, training armed forces. All laudable goals, but where to draw the line & how to define success?
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@timkaine, I’m a US citizen, your constituent in 8th CD in VA & a journalist who is by your office building with my son hoping to speak to you to seek redress for an incident my son & I experienced in #NYC. We hope you welcome us.

Our story: ghionjournal.com/jab-crow-2-0-m…
.@MarkWarner I’m your constituent & right outside of the Hart Building where your office is located. I know the building is closed but I see plenty of lobbyists cycle through the Capitol. I hope citizens are at least as welcome as lobbyists.

Our story: ghionjournal.com/jab-crow-2-0-m…
.@RepDonBeyer my son and I took a break from visiting the grounds of the US Capitol and waiting for a response to grab a bite to eat & get some water at Pho 79 across the street. Thank God we are not being discriminated against like we were in #NYC. ghionjournal.com/jab-crow-2-0-m…
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It is good that #Britain is prepared to play its role against #IS in Afghanistan. It is, however, a mystery what intelligence stream is going to be used and how planes in the Gulf could ever use such a stream in time.
Horrible to leave the dogs behind, though hardly a choice given hundreds of American and tends of thousands of Afghan humans were left.
#Pakistan overtly occupying a chunk of #Afghanistan in the south, even as it occupies the rest through the Taliban, Haqqani Network, and the other jihadists.
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This is what American citizens in #Kabul #Afghanistan are dealing with at #KabulAiport -- Taliban not letting them through despite docs, gunfire in the background. The kids crying is heartbreaking. Volunteers are busting their asses to save these peoples' lives.
If you've seen @RooftopLeader and @mikejason73 pushing hard about #Afghanistan, this is why. That video RIGHT THERE is why. US State, Global Affairs Canada, rest of those NATO allies.
This is gunfire near the airport. I've been with this story for nearly a week, well before the #KabulAttack that turned everything sideways. Look at this #Canada. Look at this #America. #Britain.
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#Iran no good for not being able to blow up even just 1 #atomicbomb. #CCP should arrest 8 more #Canadians & kill all 10 if #Canada dares to send #MengWanzhou to #US. #China needs a big purge, ppl like #VickyZhao should all be arrested. #XiJinping needs to learn from Chairman Mao
This is another speech by #LiYi, in which he laughed over the fact that only 4K people died (almost equals to 0 according to him) of #COVID19 #CCPVirus in China, while 220K died in #US. As the result, #China will push #America out of existence.
By the way, his original video is here: . If you care to check the comments, you can find he has many supporters. All reflect the mentality of the #CCP.
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Former US Ally Late Maulana Sami ul Haq explains how #USA & CIA financed #AfghanMujahideen (1979 to 1989) through him & his seminary

Ref :

#Taliban #Talibans #AlQaeda #TTP #Daish #ISIS #Afghanistan #Pakistan #OsamaBinLaden
1 - Mr Kamran Khan is nowadays very fond of #Talibans | 8 years ago he used to explain the effectivity & importance of #USA #Drones against Terrorist #Taliban

Ref : dailymotion.com/video/x16m8uj |

#Taliban #Talibans #AlQaeda #TTP #Daish #ISIS #Afghanistan #Pakistan #OsamaBinLaden
2 - Mr Kamran Khan quotes US Senator & Head of the Senate Intelligence Committee
Dianne Feinstein on the effectivity of #USA #Drones against Terrorist Taliban

Ref : dailymotion.com/video/x16m8uj |

#Taliban #Talibans #AlQaeda #TTP #Daish #ISIS #Afghanistan #Pakistan #OsamaBinLaden
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“There’s only two things that matter, the 3 November movement, what happened on the third of November, and then what happened in the Wuhan lab.

You get to the bottom of those two, everything else takes care of itself.” #SteveBannon (full text follows)
realclearpolitics.com/articles/2021/…
As promised:

"If you’ve been canceled by social media, dismissed by Fake News or written off by Paul Ryan, don’t worry — there is still a home for you.
Twice a day Monday through Friday, and again for two hours on Saturday, you are welcome to Steve Bannon’s “War Room” for entertainment, education and a crash course in taking back your country.

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You certainly won’t be alone.
podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ban…
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This all of this 👇🏿! If you are a trucker & you follow me or I follow you, this is what needs to be done. Truck drivers HAVE BEEN THE BACKBONE SINCE DAY 1! Keeping all nations afloat, to not even be acknowledged. ladbible.com/news/latest-au…
#AustraliaHasFallen #Truckersstrike
To constantly have to deal with issues be it idiot drivers, DOT regulations, piss poor shp/con dock areas, lack of truck parking facilities, piss poor food options, crap pay (for those who are comp drivers) to have to be out on the road daily, weekly & monthly.
Busting out asses for countries, companies & consumers who do Not Respect Truck Drivers. This massive strike should not stop with #Australia. All nations need to join in & #unify for the cause. #America you need to follow suit. The world watches you, so do something proper!
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#Biden's decision to stick to the Aug 31 deadline is bold -- it raises 2 key risks:

1) We'll be leaving people behind, certainly 1,000s of #Afghans & quite likely, a few Americans in hard-to-reach spots.

2) Other G7/NATO states have been rebuffed again by #Biden -- more anger.
"#Biden's decision to pull out troops was backed by most Americans, 53%-38%. But almost two-thirds, 62%, disapproved of the way his administration has handled that withdrawal."

Overall approval rating now 41%.

New polling on #Afghanistan's impact:

usatoday.com/story/news/pol… Image
BREAKING -- The US military has begun re-withdrawing from #Afghanistan, per US officials.

Very worrying sign for the 10,000s of those left behind - mostly #Americans, but some U.S. & European nationals too.
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This is Adolph Zukor, one of the 3 founders of Paramount Pictures. Zukor established the major studio practice of requiring movie theatres to show large blocks of films, including bad ones, in order to obtain the right to show the good ones. This system was called blind booking. Image
When senators got their feelings hurt over their portrayal in Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, they passed legislation aimed at eliminating the blind booking arrangement in retaliation against Hollywood. Image
It is hard for many of us to grasp it now, but in 1939, some people were concerned that Frank Capra's classic film (and Jimmy Stewart's stunning performance) posed a threat to American democracy. Image
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The security situation remains poor in Kabul this morning, and to the extent any order is being brought it is by the Haqqani Network, a component of Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan.
There really is no excuse: Biden was warned for months and months, right out in public. It needed no intelligence assessment.
The administration's adoption of existentialist vocabulary when asked why they're so awful at their jobs doesn't seem to be just a coping strategy; it's an indication they're lying again, in this instance about staying as long as needed to get everyone out
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Was explaining the crazy @GOP National & State 'tactics' to my lady yesterday.
She couldn't understand why they seem to want their voting base to risk dying by not getting vaxxed or wearing masks, & their big support for guns.
Here's what I spit-balled on this because...
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...I am done trying to work out a LOGICAL explanation:

What if the @GOP is actually TRYING to "cull the herd"?

They rely on rich, white men that own corporations for money...PAC donations, Lobby Group bribes, post-political career board member positions.
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...They don't really care about "the average #American" working Joe. Hence their opposition to a Universal Healthcare system, or an mandated decent minimum wage.
Those #Republicans think their country would be 'better off' WITHOUT "those filthy, under-educated masses".
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For 20 years, #America ruled, #killed people, #looted, I did not see such compassion then... but now when #Afghanistan it is free, and it's time to run the country under #Sharia rule ... people's compassion is overflowing !! 1/10
People who are worried for #Afghans, ask them why are they fleeing the country! Why risk your life to get on the plane! If they are told now, they will take you to #Europe,#America,#Canada,#Australia for free and give you a green card, they will also jump on the oppurtunity.
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And they have been betraying their country for so long, they have dealt for America, they did not want Sharia rule, they wanted a secular state. Where like other countries they will roam at their own whim. But it did not happen. 3/10
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#Women’ are an integral part of Western propaganda against Islam. When the West was proud of its ‘conservatism’, Muslim women were ‘haremjibi’,‘sensual’,‘objects of sex’. When the West learned to think of itself as progressive, Muslim women 1/9
became ‘captives’, ‘captives’, ‘objects of sex’. In both cases, there is the full support of the "Western Guard" for the "liberation" of #Muslim #women.

Women's liberation was called for 20 years ago to legitimize the #US invasion of #Afghanistan. 2/9
Over the past two decades, women's liberation has been repeatedly cited as an excuse for #American genocide and #warcrimes.

Today, after the embarrassing retreat of #America, many people are trying to sell this junk again. Among them, as in the #West, 3/9
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The #SovietUnion wanted to impose #communism on the #Afghans.
#America wanted to impose liberal #democracy on Afghans.
And the Afghans wanted to embrace Islam, to be honored, to be successful, to be victorious.
So they did not go left or right, but walked in the way of Allah. 1/6
That is why they have had to fight against the two superpowers for more than four decades. More than #2million #Muslims have had to give their lives. #Kabul victory is a sea of ​​#blood and ocean of sweat and salty tears. 2/6
#Victory did not come this way, today's great victory is through the bloody path of martyrdom.
Alhamdulillah, a hundred years before the fall of the caliphate, we will see the rule of the Qur'an again (InshaAllah). 3/6
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Since the early days of the pandemic, the sane people kept pointing out the biggest risk was overwhelming the hospitals. We knew this a year and a half ago. And yet here we are.
We were talking about flattening the curve in spring 2020. But the MAGAites wouldn’t, and many still don’t, take this seriously.

healthblog.uofmhealth.org/wellness-preve…
Experts kept telling us that the risk wasn’t just getting serious COVID (which is a big risk alone, with 600,000+ dead) - it was taking away hospitals’ ability to save people from other things.

nytimes.com/interactive/20…
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Very consistent pattern of reports about #Taliban behaviour that we have now. Needless to say it does not match what the Taliban have been presenting in these first few days in the interview with a female journalist (who has now been purged) or in their press conferences.
State Department seeding the ground for a recognition of the Taliban regime.
Kinzinger is clearly correct: it was a disaster to give up Bagram before the end of the mission
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Cut US leases and licenses to oil companies, shut down Keystone XL, then beg #OPEC to increase production, making the #US more dependent on other countries ..... Where are the bureaucrats taking #America❓❓❓
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This isnt a Taliban victory, it's the resurgence of Al Qaeda after the killing of Osama bin laden and those who dont understand the difference have learned nothing from history
#Afghanistan #TalibanTakeover #America
The Al Qaeda ideology differs majorly from the ISIS in one matter only and that is the Al Qaeda sees the USA as their prime enemy and target followed then by the other non Islamic countries in the world. The ISIS sees everything no wahhabi Sharia as an enemy
The ISIS never saw the USA as a particular danger but the Al Qaeda do and that's the reason the USA should have cause for concern. Al Qaeda will come for them and they are now richer , more organized and more powerful than when under Osama bin laden
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Smoke & mirrors -- #Biden is clearly determined to defend the policy of withdrawal, but that's not the core reason for today's anger.

The debacle was *how* that withdrawal was conducted. It's just not enough to shoulder-off the blame to #Afghanistan. Image
"The #Taliban doesn't even have an airforce," #Biden says.

- Well, they certainly do now, Mr President. Image
If I'm not mistaken, #Biden hasn't yet mentioned the appalling suffering, panic & terror being felt by so many across #Afghanistan -- it's all about defending the withdrawal & blaming the disaster on #Afghans.

Just a bafflingly tone deaf message, considering global attention. Image
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