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#Putin's Christmas #ceasefire, which was announced today, fits well with his logic, in which #Russia acts on the good side of history and fights for justice. This is of course how he understands it. 1/4
But, moreover, it is also partly a consequence of Ukraine destroying the technical college in Makiivka on New Year's Eve, which resulted in dozens or hundreds of Russian casualties, most of which were recently mobilised. 2/4
Putin really does not want a repetition of that on (Orthodox) #Christmas Day. And we must not forget the noble publicity game: ... 3/4
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Christian missionaries who were distributing the Bible in #Bengaluru were assaulted by a mob, & the incident was caught on camera.

According to members of the small group, the incident occurred on Dec 23, as they were distributing #Bibles & #Chocolates in the #Malleswaram area.
In the video, members in the crowd can be heard asking for the keys to the car. One woman is heard saying, "Nim ajji, If you have a #Bible keep it to yourself. Do we come and give you the #BhagavatGita to read?"
#Karnataka #Bengaluru #Malleswaram
Another man is heard saying, "How dare you distribute the #Bible in our area? Should we all join you?” He goes on to say that if it had been anyone else, they would have been assaulted for distributing the Bible.
#Karnataka #Bengaluru #Malleswaram
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As the warm story-inspiring light of #Sagittarius dissipates, we feel the darkness creep around us w/ our days shortening.
At the pt. of the shortest day, where night & darkness would seem to prevail, we step into the mystery & power that is #Capricorn
From a spiritual point of view, #Capricorn symbolizes that moment when the darkness of matter SEEMS to prevail over the light.
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This day in #history (1777) General George Washington writes a letter from Valley Forge. The army was struggling, and Washington pled for help. A copy of Washington’s letter was delivered to nearly every state. /1 of X #America #AmericanRevolution
Would states think he was exaggerating the gravity of the situation? Was his story even believable? But clothes & other supplies were desperately needed. Nearly 3,000 of his 11,000 men were “unfit for duty by reason of their being bare foot and otherwise naked.” /2 of X #history
That didn’t even count the soldiers who had been “detained in Hospitals and crouded in Farmers Houses for the same causes.” /3 of X #America #history #AmericanRevolution
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[1/🧵] I've been reading a lot about #XRPL #scalability recently.

Let me quickly go through how #XRPL performs and #scales on these metrics:

▶️ Scale up "vertically"
▶️ Scale out "horizontally"
▶️ High volume & High value TX
▶️ High value & Low speed Source:
[2/17] 👉 Asynchronous TX speed—Scale up "vertically"

In contrast to #DAG-based systems, which operate in "chaotic order" and execute transactions in parallel, the #XRPL validates transactions in canonical transaction order—one Ledger at a time.

. . .
[3/17] . . .

❓ The approach for #DLT/#Blockchain-based systems such as #XRPL:
☑️ "Payment Channels"

🧐 It's a sophisticated feature for transmitting "asynchronous" #XRP #payments that may be broken into extremely small amounts and paid in total order afterwards.
. . . Source:
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1/ #Christmas #Monday and excursion to Mount Cyllene in Mountainous Corinthia. The first stop was in Lake Stymphalia, one of the most important habitats for migratory birds in Helladic area and for this reason it has been designated as a Natura 2000 protected area. ImageImage
2/ Seeing the arcane setting of the morning fog that had covered the lake, I am reminded of the mythological Labour of Hercules, who using his krotala killed with his poisonous arrows the dreadful Stymphalian Birds, which were terrorizing the surrounding area. Image
3/ The next stop is Ancient Feneos, which due to the extensive fog, it was not possible to visit the archaeological site, ending up at the wonderful nearby artificial lake Doxa. Another Natura 2000 area... Amazing alpine landscape! ImageImageImageImage
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1/ 🎄🦄 It’s time for a special #Christmas #AIart #contest from #1inch!

Prize fund: $2,000 in $1INCH💰

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🏅 $200
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🏁 Entries accepted until Jan. 3

👉 Join in the fun:

#artcontest #ArtificialIntelligence #DeFi
2/ 👨‍🎨 Theme: #1inch mascot carries a big bag with gifts, wearing a Santa Clause suit and standing in front of a chimney.

✅ To enter:

1️⃣ Join the #1inch Discord server
2️⃣ Post your submissions to the “#art” channel:
3/ 🤖 Only AI-generated entries are accepted, but you can choose any AI tool you like.☝️ Don't forget to write the name of the AI tool you used.

‼️ Please note that only one submission per person is allowed. Don't try to steal from other participants or you will be excluded.
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Explosions reported at the military airfield Engels-2, russia last night.
#christmas holly night!
UA drones launch attack only when the aviation is ready to combat missions.
The city of Engels, the area of the airfield, the military base of russian strategic aviation. Powerful explosions reported at night. The area of the fire was 120 square meters. It is known that 3 people died, 4 more were hospitalized.
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1/29 Instruments of Christian Inquisition

In Christianity non-believers (non-Christians) and heretics (who have renounced Christianity) are the worst of the creatures. They were tortured by the Church in history. This thread talks of the tools used for this torture.

2/29 The Thumbscrew

Used to twist around the thumb of the poor non-Christian or heretic, to make them confess in pain.

The process of punishing and 'trying' the heretics was called the Inquisition - "Trial and Assessment of the Heretics".
3/29 The Headscrew

The victim of the Christian Inquisitors would have to wear this on his head and the screw would be tightened, making him scream in pain.

Christian saints from Dominicans and Jesuits, and Church officials were the ones who worked as Inquisitors.
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Ok, I’m confused @elonmusk.
How did I lose 1000 followers overnight?

Last night I was at 2,999 followers. Was expecting to cross the 3,000 mark today, but somehow I’m back to 2K now.

I hit 2000 on Dec. 13. WTH?

Weird #Christmas present from @Twitter! 🎁🎄🎅🏻 #FrowningSanta Image
Looks like I’m not alone … lots of users with the same problem today. Did Elon just do a Christmas Day purge? ImageImageImageImage
Lots of Tweeters losing followers today for some reason ImageImageImageImage
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This day in #history (1776): General George Washington makes a harrowing trip across the Delaware River, in the dead of night. The tremendous feat came just when it was needed most. /1 of X #America
Washington’s army was reeling from a series of crushing defeats: The British had won important battles in New York and had chased Americans across New Jersey. Early in December, a defeated American army had narrowly escaped across the Delaware River. /2 of X #history #America
That river provided a barrier from further British attacks, at least for the moment, because Washington had ensured the destruction of every boat for miles around. /3 of X #history #America
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Five hours ago, the crypto industry lost another 200 million USD in liquidity. A giant whale withdrew 200 million $USDT from #binance, of which 100 million USDT was sold into $USDC, and 100 million USD was exchanged from Circle, completing the withdraw money. ImageImage
What gift to buy for #Christmas costs 200 million US dollars🤣🤣.@cz_binance…
Through further chain analysis, it is found that this address has four associated addresses, and the withdrawal of 1061593301.6 USD has been completed through #Circle.… ImageImage
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On this #Christmas day, I'm asking @elonmusk to bring back @LeeroyPress to Twitter. That account was suspended for spamming and manipulating data, which they don't do. It was already exposed in the #Twitterfiles. Multiple accounts were suspended unjustly for the same reason
@LeeroyPress is one of the photographers for @ViralNewsNYC
@elonmusk check out @LeeroyPress footage. If you can see it , you'll see why he was suspended .
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The world is rising up in #antifascist protest this #Christmas!
🇫🇷 🇫🇷 🇫🇷
This is #Paris yesterday.
Go team!!!
God I love the #Greek antifascists. They never relent!!!

#Athens Protests
Thank you and happy holidays
to all antifascists and #antiwar #protesters in #Paris!
🎄 🌲 🧑‍🎄 🎄

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My #christmas Picture! #solar estimates from Wood Mackenzie from this time last year. I can only laugh at how wrong they are!
Their estimate for global #solarenergy installs was 181GW for 2022. The reality is that this year there could be as much as 300GW of solar installed which is more than they assume for 2030!
My point is that even the so called experts don’t even understand the #renewables revolution that is led by #solar. Let me make a prediction and that is by 2030 the #solar global market will reach 1TW or 1,000GW per year. Now that will change our world.
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Who were the earliest Christians of the Indian subcontinent?

While it may come off as a surprise to most, the history of Christianity in the Indian subcontinent is much older than the subcontinent’s contact with the Portuguese and British merchants & missionaries. A 🧵 [1/n]
In fact, Christianity in India, according to Leonardo Fernando & G. Gispert-Sauch is “likely to have been established much before it was established in many European countries.” The faith reached the subcontinent not long after Jesus of Nazareth's death. [2/n]
And while it is not known who exactly were the first Indian Christians, there is little doubt that the Thomas Christians or the Syrian Christians of Kerala are the successors of some of the earliest Christians in the country, deriving their name from Thomas, the Apostle. [3/n] Image
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A #Christmas / #Holiday #Wish: May your Flutter Precede Magnificently Beneficial Nonlinear Dynamical Results in #Resilience and #Flexibility. 🙏

#ProTips on how to talk about NeurOptimal®. 🙂

1. How to pronounce NeurOptimal®: Neur Optimal (no double “o”). 1/
2. Be careful in using the terms “neuroplasticity,” or “neurological pathways” as there is no direct data in support of, or contraindicating the use of NeurOptimal® in this regard.

3. NeurOptimal® only provides information to the brain about its own electrical activity. 2/
It does this by measuring your brain’s electrical activity at the scalp, through the sensors and the zAmp (one way measurement only and nothing is input into the brain). It is Training, it is not treatment. 3/
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Before putting the stories for Merry Christmas go and read how they treated our women to get converted into Christianity in History!!
#MerryChristmas #Christmas #ChristmasEve Image
In 1567, the campaign to destroy temples in Bardez met with success, with 300 Hindu Temples destroyed.
Prohibition of was laid down from December 4, 1567 on rituals of Hindu Marriages.
Most of people think that Hindus were forcefully converted to Islam, but no the truth is Christian Missionaries also made forceful conversions.
They used breast-rippers, heated them on red hot iron & used to rip breasts of Hindu Women who opposed the conversion.
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Happy Holidays from Afghan Historian!

Members of the Taliban in front of a #Christmas tree at the Texas home of UNOCAL’s Vice President in December 1997. UNOCAL [Union Oil Company of California] was acquired by Chevron in 2005. Taliban also made a stop in Washington DC. Thread:
Dec 8, 1997: "Acting Minister of Mines & Industry" Ahmad Jan, "Acting Minister of Information & Culture" Amir Khan Mottaqi & "Acting Minister of Planning" Din Mohammad (ethnic Tajik) meet with American diplomats Karl Inderfurth & Michael Malinowski.

Mottaqi asked to be friends..
U.S. diplomat Karl Inderfurth pushed back on women's education. Mottaqi "repeated, however, that the Taliban did not wish to stop female education. Inderfurth responded that we were extremely concerned about this point & declared that men & women should have equal opportunities..
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#Thread Pagan Origins of #Christmas
In pre-Christian era Pagan celebrated Seasonal festivals around the winter solstice ("Symbol of rebirth of Sun or Son") later converted to #Christianity.
SantaClause, Decorating trees, Jesus birth also find its association with 25th Dec.

#Saturnalia was one of Pagan ancient Roman festival in honor of the god Saturn, held from 17 December to 23 December. It was most popular holiday in the Roman calendar.

Pic By Themadchopper, Antoine-François Callet #Christmas

During #Saturnalia celebrations
1.All work and business were suspended
2.Slaves were given temporary freedom to say and do what they liked
3.People would wear a cap of freedom – the pilleum –
usually worn by slave
4.People were permitted to gamble in public
5.Chariot racing

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#TDIH (1983). Ronald Reagan addresses the nation:

"Christmas is also a time to remember the treasures of our own history. We remember one Christmas in particular, 1776, our first year as a nation..... /1 of X

#history #America #freedom
"......The Revolutionary War had been going badly. But George Washington’s faith, courage, and leadership would turn the tide of history our way. On Christmas night he led a band of ragged soldiers..... /2 of X

#history #America #freedom
"...across the Delaware River through driving snow to a victory that saved the cause of independence. It’s said that their route of march was stained by bloody footprints, but their spirit never faltered and their will could not be crushed...." /3 of X

#history #America #freedom
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54 years ago #Today, one of the most famous images ever taken was snapped from the orbit of the Moon. Now known as "Earthrise", with modern digital technology, the iconic image -- originally in black and white -- has been remastered
“The vast loneliness up here of the Moon is awe inspiring, and it makes you realize just what you have back there on Earth. The Earth from here is a grand oasis to the big vastness of space.” — Apollo 8 astronaut Jim Lovell #Apollo8 #54YearsAgoToday
54 years ago #Today, Apollo 8 entered the lunar orbit. Humans are in orbit around another world for the first time. This is the third TV live broadcast. A #Christmas gift: human eyes see the Moon up close
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Dear Westjetters, I join you in the frustration of being sidelined by @WestJet led by the failed leadership of @AHoensbroech and will proactively use my cancelled time not to grieve missing Christmas, but to analyze data on their failures to deliver while other airlines could. 🧵
2/ Today is a good day to analyze incoming data about flights because @WestJet "proactively cancelled" them due to #ONStorm.…
3/ I'm more convinced it was because of resource management failure & I'll track flights coming out of #YYC (their hub) to these destinations to see it in comparison to other airlines like @AirCanada @FlairAirlines @Lynx_Air and @SunwingVacay. Something you should do too @CTA_gc
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