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No country in the world has benefited as much from the European debacles as the #US. During the Napoleonic wars, the massive mobilization of peasants left the fields deserted and the powers at war were in urgent need of food.
In the US they rushed to fill the gap and spent years
selling everything salable to war-torn #Europe.

Profits were so high that they laid the foundation for prodigious economic growth during the 19th century. There was another indirect benefit: the poverty and famines left by the war forced millions of #Europeans
to emigrate to the #USA, a basically depopulated country, which received some ten million outcasts in just under twenty years.
With the European emigrants came new technologies, new ideas, and a workforce that was abundant, cheap, and willing to do anything. A bargain!!.
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2 monkeypox deaths have been confirmed in #Spain and 1 in #Brazil. These are the first deaths outside of Africa. As cases grow, we will see a wider spectrum of dz presentations, complications and even more deaths. This only stops if we work to contain the ongoing outbreak.
Every death is a sad failure and should not only draw attention when it happens in countries with more resources. No one cared when #monkeypox deaths were happening primarily in #African children whose lives are too often undervalued.
Any global response plan which does not include countries where #monkeypox has been endemic for decades will fail. It deeply saddens me to see another zoonosis settle in the human population in this way especially one for which we have a vaccine and viable treatments.
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More and more govts - #Nigeria #Brazil #Colombia #Australia #NZ - are approving a drought-resistant #GMwheat called #HB4. Produced by Argentine corporation #Bioceres, it will be used for food & animal feed. Given today’s food & climate crises, urgent action is needed. 🧵 1/8 Image
#HB4wheat, together with #GoldenRice and #newGMOs, is part of an industry push to weaken and dodge biosafety rules, while increasing corporate control over #seeds. Here’s how this is playing out in Asia: 2/8
Wheat and rice are not yet fully colonised by the #seedindustry, because farmers can save and replant those seeds. They are also key staple foods in many global South countries, at the centre of today’s rising #food prices. 3/8
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Over the past few weeks, I have posted threads about the plight of the #poor, the ongoing #climatecrisis, #abortion, progressive Christianity & #guncontrol. Christians have engaged me in the last three of those threads. These priorities are not right. This is not #creationcare 🧵
The Hebrew word ‘mishpat’ means ‘justice’. It is found 65times in 33 different Psalms.

‘The Poor’ are described, in varied and often poetic ways, on almost every page of the Psalter.

More than anything else, the #climatecrisis is an issue of justice for the poor
The poor of this world have done little to create this crisis. And yet rural families in Bangladesh must flee rising water levels, leaving homes and livelihoods behind. Central America is wracked with more & stronger hurricanes. Herders in Kenya must travel ever further for water
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It's Tuesday 12 July - or Day 139 of #Russia's four day operation to seize #Kyiv.

#Ukraine continues to survive and more than that, genuinely fight back.

This is the place for all the news and analysis of the war. Read on...
I'll start with the British Intel update because it touches upon #Russia's alternative ways of recruiting fighters:

#StandWithUkraine #StopRussia
The previous tweet reminds me of this video I saw a couple of days ago.

This purports to be recruitment for the Wagner Group inside a jail. It's said they promise an amnesty after six months of war, regardless of the charge.

#StopRussia #RussiaIsATerroristState
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⭕🇫🇷💉 🌎 #Mondial 🌍

🚨 Comparaison des données Covid par niveau de revenu

Décès de Covid vs vaccinations

Merci à Lindsey 👇…

⭕💉 🇫🇷 #France 🇫🇷

🚨 Vaccins vs surmortalité
⭕💉🇱🇺 #Pays-Bas 🇱🇺

🚨 Vaccins contre surmortalité
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1/ Voltaire has a famous phrase “Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities”. Atrocities like #Kremenchuk are happening. Therefore, we need to talk about the absurdities. We do this to understand the Russian invasion of #Ukraine #StandWithUkraine Image
2/ It is important to address and debunk the absurdities that poison the public conversation. For the particular case of the Russian invasion, there is one absurdity that I want to highlight. The idea that Russia is still some kind of superpower. Ridiculous and widespread idea.
3/ There is no way around this. Russia is NOT a superpower. Moreover, let me argue that Russia would have never invaded Ukraine if this “Russia is still a superpower” meme was less prevalent. Lets analyze what makes a superpower and whether Russia classifies as one.
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Tracking #BA4* and #BA5* #Omicron #Sublineages over time

This tracker includes only sequences with signature mutations👇

Sequence count: 56,087
BA.4*: 17,971
BA.5*: 38,116

Updated 6/25/2022
Status of #BA4/#BA5 in #Europe - #15DayTrends

BA.5 is surging ahead...
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Muchos de los fracasos de la vida son personas que no se dieron cuenta de lo cerca que estaban del éxito cuando se dieron por vencidas.✌️

#Ukraine sigue defendiendo la libertad de la ocupación!
¡Y la lucha iraní por la libertad continúa durante más de 43años! #Iran🫶
Hola a todos😊
¡Que tengas un buen viernes!😍
#FelizViernes #fridaymorning ImageImage
🚨El 48° vicepresidente de #EEUU,Mike Pence, se reúne con Maryam Rajavi del NCRI y visita Ashraf 3 en Albania

◾️@Mike_Pence Gracias a todos por defender la #FreeIran del pueblo iraní.
◾️@Maryam_Rajavi La sociedad iraní está lista para el cambio
Leer 👉…
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#RBI kept the #Rupee ‘exceptionally’ stable so far, and the tide could turn for the better say experts…

By @jainrounak Image
A looming global #recession, unprecedented #inflation and a strengthening US dollar has forced central banks around the world to use their forex reserves to keep their currencies from falling. The #RBI has done an ‘exceptional’ job of keeping the rupee stable so far, experts say. Image
Indian markets have remained relatively strong as compared to peers like #Indonesia and #Brazil. Much of this is due to the strong buying by domestic investors even as foreign investors continued to pull out record money from India.

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A Summit 🧶. Regarding two recurrent talking points being bandied about by leaders and some pundits at the #SummitoftheAmericas: 1) that the US imposed a US candidate at the IDB. As much as I despise Trump’s diplomatic vandalism, it was actually #LatAm that was incapable, …1/4
..unwilling and uninterested to propose and coalesce around a common candidate to ensure the the IDB stayed in #LatAm hands; 2) that the US is not investing diplomatic capital and bandwidth in the continent. That may be true, but what’s also true is that @Potus has no one… 2/4
.. to talk to. If he needs to pick up the ☎️ and call a counterpart in the regio to engage with and talk about hemispheric issues, who does he call? Most countries have been navel-gazing these past years and the two #LatAm diplomatic powerhouses -#Brazil and #Mexico- are …3/4
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Stalemate on figuring out the origins of #SARSCoV2 -- from @WHO :
A team of scientists convened by the WHO to determine the origins of #COVID19 & future outbreaks says a theory that the virus escaped from a lab merits “further investigations.”
The WHO-backed team said they had not received any new data that would allow them to better evaluate the lab-leak theory, & #Brazil #China & #Russia objected to further investigation.
Meanwhile, the report said avail data show that #SARSCoV2 had a zoonotic origin.
"which means it spread between animals in a natural setting, but that neither the animal that infected humans nor the place where this infection occurred could currently be identified."
Which REALLY means that debate over the origins of #SARSCoV2 remains a political football.
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British freelance journalist Dom Phillips, a frequent contributor to @guardian, and his Indigenous traveling companion, Bruno Pereira, have gone missing in the far north-west of #Brazil, near the tri-border zone with Peru and Colombia, known to be lawless…
#pt: "Western Amazonas state is a lawless region pervaded by violent criminals intent on destroying the forest and extracting resources from it. ... Phillips ... was researching a book project on conservation efforts in the forest. His work took him to Atalaia do Norte, ... "
"... the gateway to the Javari Valley, a massive forest considered the world’s largest repository of uncontacted peoples."
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Tracking #BA4 and #BA5 #Omicron #Sublineages over time

This tracker includes only sequences with signature mutations👇

Sequence count: 13,079

Updated 6/07/2022
BA.4/5 is rapidly🔥 increasing in the #UnitedStates!

Top5 BA.4/5 hotspots: #SouthAfrica, #USA, #UnitedKingdom, #Portugal and #Germany
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Rapid proliferation of the FGC-9 in #Brazil. Seeing lots of images like these.
On one hand building this 3D gun is trendy, but also the main groups I've seen doing this seem to have an ideological solidarity with JStark. Really interesting.
Test fire.
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Ready for a #WHA75 tweet thread recap?!

We're about to tweet it all Agenda Item 15 #WorkingforHealth #Healthworkforce

Recordings, Committee B,…

@JimC_HRH @GHWNetwork @readycat @MarsdenPa @MLMcIsaac @SioCFitz @WHO @WomenDeliver @Atul_Gawande @daktari1
@JimC_HRH @GHWNetwork @readycat @MarsdenPa @MLMcIsaac @SioCFitz @WHO @WomenDeliver @Atul_Gawande @daktari1 1/1 #WHA75 #Working4Health #USA "We are interested in co-sponsoring the resolution! The Biden Initiative will focus on protecting #healthworkforce, advancing digital tech, e.g. telemedicine and there must be equity" @USAIDGH @POTUS @Atul_Gawande @IFMSA
@JimC_HRH @GHWNetwork @readycat @MarsdenPa @MLMcIsaac @SioCFitz @WHO @WomenDeliver @Atul_Gawande @daktari1 1/2 #WHA75 #Working4Health #China "Welcomes the progress on the Global strategy on human resources for health: Workforce 2030 and is interested in co-sponsoring the resolution"
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Tracking #BA4 and #BA5 #Omicron #Sublineages over time

This tracker includes only sequences with signature mutations👇

Sequence count: 11,778


Updated 6/06/2022
BA.4/5 is quickly increasing in #UnitedStates!

Top5 BA.4/5 hotspots: #SouthAfrica, #USA, #UnitedKingdom, #Portugal and #Germany
Tracking #BA4/#BA5 in #Asia

BA.4 - #Israel, #Singapore, #Japan, #HongKong, #India
BA.5- #Israel, #Singapore, #India, #Japan,
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#BRAZIL: Brazilian authorities must conduct a swift and thorough search for journalist Dom Phillips and ensure he is found as soon as possible.

Phillips was on a reporting trip in the Indigenous territory of the Javari Valley with expert Bruno Pereira.…
@cmdelaserna: “The disappearance of British journalist Dom Phillips during a reporting trip in the Brazilian Amazon is extremely concerning, and Brazilian authorities must work to locate him and his traveling companion, Indigenous issues expert Bruno Pereira, immediately.”
“Journalists reporting on Indigenous issues are doing critical work, and must be able to do so without fearing for their safety,” said Carlos Martinez de la Serna, CPJ’s program director, in New York. #Brazil
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Journalist Dom Phillips, a regular contributor to @guardian, has been missing in the Javari Valley in the #Brazilian Amazon for more than 30 hours after death threats to his indigenista companion, Bruno Pereira, who is also missing #IndigenousHistoryMonth…
'We knew it was a dangerous place but Dom really believed it’s possible to safeguard the nature & the livelihood of the Indigenous people. We urge Brazilian authorities to do all they can to help”

Appeal by the sister of missing journalist Dom Phillips…
A record number of activists working to protect the environment & land rights were murdered in 2020 & 2019 according to @Global_Witness

Almost a third of the murders were reportedly linked to resource exploitation

Indigenous populations bear the brunt of the deadly violence ImageImageImageImage
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Tracking #BA4 and #BA5 #Omicron #Sublineages over time

This tracker includes only sequences with signature mutations👇

Sequence count: 10,779


Updated 6/05/2022
BA.4/5 is quickly increasing in #UnitedStates!

Top5 BA.4/5 hotspots: #SouthAfrica, #USA, #UnitedKingdom, #Germany and #Portugal
Tracking #BA4/#BA5 in #Asia

BA.4 - #Israel, #Singapore, #Japan, #HongKong, #India
BA.5- #Israel, #Singapore, #India, #Japan,
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Tracking #BA4 and #BA5 #Omicron #Sublineages over time

This tracker includes only sequences with signature mutations👇

Sequence count: 10,658

Updated 6/04/2022
BA.4/5 is quickly increasing in #UnitedStates!

Top5 BA.4/5 hotspots: #SouthAfrica, #USA, #UnitedKingdom, #Germany and #Portugal Image
Tracking #BA4/#BA5 in #Asia

BA.4 - #Israel, #Singapore, #Japan, #HongKong, #India
BA.5- #Israel, #Singapore, #Japan, #India Image
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#China has signed an agreement with #Brazil to allow imports of 🇧🇷 #corn, previously subject to phytosanitary restrictions.

These are Brazil's top customers. Iran, Egypt & Spain in particular overlap with Ukraine, China's usual go-to supplier. Japan and S Korea overlap w/ USA. Image
Those original 7 countries I showed account for 2/3 of #Brazil's annual #corn shipments. Taiwan also overlaps with USA, as does Mexico when adding some secondary Brazilian buyers.

Will be lots of secondary overlaps because countries that don't grow corn NEED corn! 🌽 Image
Here's a reminder of where USA, #Ukraine & #Argentina export #corn for comparison. Two USA charts: 1 shows recent buyers and then another shows buyers' shares pre-#China (China started buying US big in 2020). Argy chart is from USDA/FAS.

USA+BR+AR+UA = 85% of world corn exports ImageImageImageImage
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Thread : Buy #palmoilfree and #boycott all Nestle @Nestle products because their #palmoil is destroying rainforest, causing massive global species #extinction. Join me and #Boycott4Wildlife - use your wallet as a weapon!… via @palmoildetect
This brand @Nestle @NestleUSA @NestleUKI @NestleHealthUS
is destroying rainforests, releasing mega-tonnes of carbon into the atmosphere, killing hundreds of endangered species. See Nestlé’s full list of mills where they buy palm oil, six of these are actively destroying forest.
Forest in Indonesia, Malaysia, Africa. They are burn down huge extensions of forests to stablish palm oil plantations. This savage #ecocide is changing the ecosystems forever. Pls take action. Don't keep this going #climatechange #PalmOil #ProtectWildLife #BoycottPalmOilProduct
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Guy named "Miner" replies (Dec 9, 2002) to "x" virtual coin proposition with problem that Bitcoin 'miners' eventually solve. Lol. Image
"x" replies to "Miner" with very familiar satoshi Bitcoin-like solution to problem (Dec 10, 2002) wow! Image
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