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1) Thread: Does this intriguing Roman epitaph reveal a succession conspiracy playing out during this week in 117 AD? Marcus Ulpius Phaedimus, 28 year-old freedman and main attendant of the Roman emperor Trajan, died on 12 August 117....
2) Phaedimus was clearly a trusted servant of the Emperor, acting as Trajan's butler of sorts “tricliniarcha”, responsible for his food table and wine-service, and as secretary managing his imperial grants and benefits. Phaedimus was his closest attendant “Lictor Proximus”...
3) Mysteriously, Phaedimus died at Selinus (Gazipaşa, Turkey) on 12 August 117 AD, just four days after his master, the Emperor Trajan died there on 8 August supposedly of a stroke. Oddly, his epitaph breaks with tradition...
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 08/08/2020…
Why Decentralization Matters. We’ve forgotten there’s a better way to… | by Chris Dixon | OneZero…

The debate over masks today is a lot like the decades-long fight to mandate seat belts - CNN…

#belts #debate #seat #masks
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Thread on Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Ji Maharaj. It’s a long one so grab a cup of coffee.

Guru Arjan Dev Ji, a saint and scholar of rare piety and literary attainments, fourth in succession to Guru Nanak - the founder of Sikh religion, was the first martyr of the Sikh Qaum.
Guru Arjan Dev Ji was born on 15th April, 1563, at Goindwal (Punjab). He inherited his capacity for selfless service, loving kindness and humility from his mother, the daughter of Guru Amar Das Ji (the third Guru), and scholarship and piety from his father Guru Ram Das Ji.
He was fond of the company of saints and ascetics and made friends with Mian Mir, Shah Hussain, Chhaju and Peeloo. Later he left all his property for his greedy, intriguing and unscrupulous brother Prithi Chand & lived ''like a lotus on the water that floats on the sea of Maya.''
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#OTD in 1944

A new crisis enveloped Army Group B in Normandy after 59th Staffordshire launched an audacious assault crossing of the Orne near Grimbosq. /1

#WW2 #SWW #History
Rommel's letter back on 15 July had warned of the increasing likelihood of calamity enveloping Army Group B as they were increasingly run ragged.

Von Kluge inherited command of an Army Group perilously close to collapse and the withdrawal to the Orne... /2
had been intended to reduce pressure on his crumbling front line manned by increasingly exhausted, and dwindling, infantry.

Numbers of operational AFVs were also critically plummeting.

The prospect of standing and dying was increasingly likely. /3
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Do you remember when Prophet was denied entry in Makkah for Umra? It was against all norms!
In history only once Companions didn’t rush to obey Prophet when he asked them to shave their head without performing Umra! They were shocked..Continued 1/
Companions were shocked & Saddened! Do you remember dialogue of Omar RA with Prophet SAW in the eve of treaty of Hudaibiya?
Do you recall Muslim prisoners were returned to Pagans as per treaty?
Can you imagine stress of Companions? Continued 2/.
The last Prophet was denied entry in Ka’aba, a city where he was born!
At this point when Muslims were demoralized, dejected, Sad; Allah sent Sura titled "Victory". The verses begin, "Verily we have granted thee a manifest victory...” Continued 3/
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My recent outdoor photos have been vibrant -- I've been finding unlikely greens despite this summer drought -- but the canvas of my soul has been drab and disorganized. The undulations of a #depression...
...have evaded the consciousness of people exposed to me, but they do comment on my scatter-brainedness as if that is some kind of character flaw rather than a symptom of an illness. The people who probably need to see this don't follow me...
...on Twitter or Facebook, so this is going out to all of you who don't experience me in real life or via Zoom. I am not much of a direct communicator, so I don't state outright "Hey, what the fuck is wrong with you...
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So this #Stupidity hits close to home. So a #discussion on #arsenicum album 30.
📌30 means 30 times diluted, standard for #Homeopathy
📌What is #diluted? ➡️ #Arsenic trioxide
📌#homeopath says only 0.443mg of compound per pellet
📌Thats #safety levels right? ➡️ NO.
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#Arsenic whatever form, concentration, level, is #dangerous #harmful to #humans.
📌Even LOW DOSE intermediate to #long use can lead to #Cancer
📌Actually, many types of #Cancers - #skin, #liver, #bladder, #kidney, #lung
📌Those with #diabetes #heartdisease its #deathwish
📌NOT one proper #study on this #drug in #Medical #history
📌Read artilce @AltNewsScience debunking fake evidence:
📌#traditional use was in #diarrhea
📌#pseudoscience at its best
👇 Arsenic is As and not ARS
🔥Even though arsenicum album is #crap
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#History #SagesOfKarnataka #VyasaRaja

Thread on a monk who was also a king for sometime...
Guru who initiated one and all as his shishyas..
Popularized PuraNas in Kannada for wider distribution..
One of Sri Krishna's parama bhaktha..

Vyasatheertharu / Vyasaraja
Born to Ballana Sumati & Lakshmidevi who were initially childless..

Ballana remarried, but was well versed with Veda Vyasa mantra which he taught to his first wife Lakshmidevi

Apparently, they say Veda Vyasa came in her dreams & gave her prasada...
The couple met their guru Brahmany Teertha, who told Ballana that they would have 3 children & that Ballana should give 3rd son to him.

Ballana had a son and a daughter. The 3rd son was born on 22-April-1447 (sunday). Since everyone knew he would be monk, he was named "Yatiraja"
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Engineering a City #thread
Having spent my entire childhood in #Kochi (#Cochin ), it feels criminal to not know the story of how the city came to be the #metropolis it is today. Putting together a thread to trace the journey of the city which has been so endearingly mine (1)
Part 1: The #Malabar Mud-Banks
The story of Cochin is not just about how an engineering marvel can change social fabric, but also of many tenets of #British #Colonialism in India which is often taken for granted, passed off lazily as exploitation, missing nuance (2)
As with any coastal town, the cultural and economic history of Kochi is intertwined with maritime trade routes since the time of the Early Romans and Arabs. Thanks to the #biennale , most of us would now be familiar with the term #Muzuris (3)
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1. News: President Trump Must Investigate How Inflated Our COVID-19 Death Count Is - Thread 8.3.20… #TRUMP #INVESTIGATE #COVID #NUMBERS
2. News: The Lessons from History on Masks: It’s Kabuki Theater All the Way Down… #Masks #HISTORY #LESSONS #COVID Image
3. News: CDC Director Says 'It Is in the Public Health Interest' to Reopen Schools for K-12 Students… #CDC #SCHOOLS #OPEN
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#Thread on Ardhnarishwar form of the Divine Couple of Shiv-Shakti as recorded by Greek author Porphyry (AD 233-306) in 4th Book of his treatise On Abstinence from Animal Food, called Physica, i. 56. Gaisford’s Edition [based on the works of a Babylonian, Bardesanes (AD 154-..)]
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1. News: Federal Government and Yale Are Holding Clinical Trials on How Best to Persuade Americans to Take COVID-19 Vaccines… #COVID #TRIALS #Manipulate #Population
2. News: What Coronavirus? THOUSANDS of Leftists March in Chicago Chanting,

“No Justice, No Peace, Defund the Police” (VIDEO)
.… #COVID #Protests #Chicago
3. News: “I’m Not Going to Be Silenced!”

– Houston Doctor Stella Immanuel Doubles Down

– When Was the Last Time Fauci Saw a Patient? (VIDEO)
.… #Doctor #Stella
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Okay here we go.
In medieval Wales land was owned and managed under the gwely system, by which land was held by the family as a four generational family concern.
Land was ultimately a family commodity.
#Wales #History #medievaltwitter #WelshHistory
No one person truly owned the land. It was owned by the family as a whole. With each inheritor essentially owning a lifetime interest in the land. As such gwely or family land (land held by an established free Welsh family as opposed to land worked by unfree tenants
or by religious institutions) could not be sold or bought since no individual could dispose of land which ultimately belonged to the family as a whole and to their descendants.
(Although people would obviously find ways to work around this legal hitch).
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 08/01/2020…
Election Integrity and Technology: Vulnerabilities and Solutions…

#election #integrity #technology
Expanded ENCODE delivers invaluable genomic encyclopedia…

#protein #genes #encode
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1. News: President Trump: We want to get stimulus money to the people, Democrats view it as a political issue - Thread 8.1.20 @realDonaldTrump #Relief #Democrats #Stimulus
2. Dr #Fauci faces criticism for #COVID outbreak response: Daughter's a Twitter software engineer.

This comes as Silicon Valley increasingly cracks down on so-called misinformation about virus from people who don't automatically accept what experts say…
3. News: Dr. Fauci reluctant to specifically criticize protests/ riots in relationship to spread of #COVID-19 (coronavirus disease):

“I didn’t say protests do anything,” #Fauci said.

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#Thread on Measurement of Time & Astronomy in Ancient India as observed by Hieun Tsiang (Yuan Chwang) (602-664 CE) in ‘Record of Travels to the Western Regions’👇 #History #india #bharat #civilisation #travel #time #measurement #astronomy #sun #moon #science
“the names of the months are derived from the position (of the moon in respect) of the asterisms.
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My review of @quizzicalguy’s timely work “Allahu Akbar”: Understanding the Great Mughal in Today’s India, published in the #SeminarMagazine.

To learn why this book is important, particularly at this time, read the review in the books section:

1. Emperor Akbar’s reign has long been held as an exemplar in modern political discourse around secularism, pluralism and social-harmony.
This has focused the ire of present day Right-wing paradigms against him, more than ever before. Such narratives ignore historical context.
2. Few other Indian rulers, (with the possible exception of #Aurangzeb), developed a centralisation of the state - thus given a geographical and political shape and form to India- to the degree that Akbar managed to do. Yet, even he was a 16th C absolutist monarch.
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Remembering Shaheed Udham Singh Ji on his 80th martyrdom anniversary. 👇

Singh was born Sher Singh on 26 December 1899, at Sunam in the Sangrur district of Punjab, India, to a Kamboj farming family.
His father, Tahal Singh, was at that time working as a watchman on a railway crossing in the village of Upall. Sher Singh lost his parents before he was seven years and was admitted along with his brother Mukta Singh to the Central Khalsa Orphanage at Amritsar on 24 October 1907.
As both brothers were administered the Sikh initiatory rites at the Orphanage, they received new names, Sher Singh becoming Udham Singh & Mukta Singh became Sadhu Singh.
In 1917, Udham Singh’s brother also died, leaving him alone in the world.
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#Thread on Units of measurement of Length in Ancient India as observed by Hieun Tsiang (Yuan Chwang) (602-664 CE), the Chinese traveller, in ‘Record of Travels to the Western Regions’ 👇 #History #india #bharat #indic #civilisation #travel #math #measurement #science
“In point of measurements, there is first of all the yojana (yu-shen-na); this from the time of the holy kings of old has been regarded as a day’s march for an army....
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1. News: GREAT IDEA! President Trump Sparks Firestorm With Suggestion To DELAY ELECTIONS 'Until Vote Can Be Safe' - Thread 7.30.20… @realDonaldTrump
2. News: Civilizational Confidence Is The Key To Preserving And Restoring America -

The revolutionary moment sweeping everything away from us will not ultimately be defeated until we regain our civilizational confidence as Americans.
.… #Patriots
3. News: Peter Schiff: The Fed Doesn't Have Another Rabbit In Its Hat - I think the hat’s empty. There are no more rabbits in there...”

"It’s not about the coronavirus, as many mainstream analysts seem to think." (Video)
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#DidYouKnow #Thread
why #Kerala State is called "God's Own Country"?
Younger generation will not know & older generation might have forgotten the #History behind this.
When #India got Independence on 15th August 1947, the #travancore Kingdom didn’t join the Indian Union Govt.
2. Diwan of Trivancore #Kingdom announced in June, 1947 that the Trivancore Kingdom will be a separate country by itself.
During that period, the Trivancore Kingdom was well developed with Public Transport, Telephone Network, and Heavy Engineering Industries. The King took over
3. all the expenses of the University. Above all, all Hindus were allowed to enter into all the #Temples, without any bias on the caste, which was prevalent throughout India that point in time. When the talks were on between the Indian representatives & King Chithirai Thirunal
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He is Robert of St. Albans, an English Crusader military commander of Knights Templar (1185 AD - 580 AH)

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#islamichistory #history #islam #islamic #ummah #allah #quran #jerusalem #crusader #templar #knight #christianity #jesuschrist
Robert was initially a crusader knight who came to the Jerusalem with fervor & passion in his heart to wage the holy war against the Muslims. Robert was impressed by the morals, principles, courage of Muslims and the goodness of Salahuddin Al-Ayyubi in particular. (2/6)
He realized that the Muslims are true followers of Jesus (peace be upon him) when he learned some verses from the Qur'ân that speaks about the Prophet of Allah Jesus (peace be upon him) and his honor, he left the Christianity & embraced Islam along with five other knights. (3/6)
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India office library has a manuscript, accession number 40- Guru Nanak's Life (Janamsakhi)It is the oldest extant manuscript of punjabi language, c1733, consists 57 paintings, they Constitute a unique achievement of art
Painter: Alam Chand Raj. #gurunanak #baba #Punjabi #History
Guru Nanak grazing Buffalos. #janamsakhi #B40 #baba #nanak #Punjabi #art #History #Punjabi
@jvalaaa Appreciate if you can translate the ladiwaar from this sakhi. Couldn't read it end to end.
ਬਿਰਛ ਦੀ ਛਾਂ ਖਲੋਈ
The unmoving shade of a tree. #janamsakhi #B40 #guru #baba #nanakdevji #Punjabi #art #History #Punjabi
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1/ A thread: More Context on the 1975 OAU meeting in Kampala and Idi Amin's relationship with Tanzania-- The Tanzanian protest of this meeting/ Idi Amin goes back to the beginning of Idi Amin’s regime and some pretty interesting diplomatic history.
2/ On January 25, 1971, General Idi Amin seized power from then President of Uganda, Dr. Milton Obote. Obote similarly to Nyerere was a left-leaning Pan Africanist leader of the era.
3/ Both Nyerere and Obote were in Singapore at a commonwealth conference protesting the sale of arms to white minority governments in Southern Africa.
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