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1/ To add to the #hottakes for #COP26. There will be lots of mentions of 'lack of trust '. Let me help unpack what that means.
1. Rich countries have made so many promises to developing countries and then broken them, that they put Pinnochio to shame
Want some examples here we go
2/ Ever wonder why we're heading towards 2.7c warming when this is the 26th Climate Summit. After years of negotiation rich countries agreed to cut emissions - but between 2008 to 2012 they only managed an aggregate cut of 5%. And that was enough for the USA to leave the Protocol
3/ That of course didn't stop the USA from spying on developing country negotiators. Yes! At COP15 and tried to ram through a secret deal cooked up rich countries that was termed a suicide note for developing countries. theguardian.com/environment/20…
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Some of the #hottakes I’ve seen from Pastors, religious leaders and other prominent Christians about the pandemic and church re-openings are not just absurd, they’re anti-Jesus.
The term spiritual malpractice comes to mind.
If you think re-opening your Sunday morning worship service and other meetings at your church building is more important than serving your community... you could not be more wrong.
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I'm working on three hours of sleep, so probably a good time fire off my election #hottakes 🔥🔥🔥🔥

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#Hottake 1: D house performance in 2018 was comparable to GOP performance in 2010 for 2 reasons: overall pop vote margin was about the same and CRUCIALLY, D's had a much bigger majority in 2010 (257 seats!), so were overexposed. A GOP majority of 257 seats woulda lost 60 seats
#Hottake 2: The Democratic party's coalition is bigger than the GOP, BUT the GOP's hardcore, reliable voting base is bigger, and much more spread out across the country. Dems have to turnout lots of different kinds of voters, GOP doesn't really. Which leads to...
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A sizzling series of #HOTTAKES: the expected House and Senate party breakdowns are not that surprising and well within the range of the forecasts. It may be a good/bad night for certain candidates, but overall things look pretty much as expected. 1/x
And while the game-changer narratives are already percolating ("Trump caravan comments worked!"), the simple truth is that people's vote intentions haven't changed that much for months 2/x: washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-ca…
Yes, immigration attitudes matter more now than in recent elections (
nytimes.com/2018/11/05/opi…), but that was already true before the caravan. The caravan itself didn't change much per @pete_enns (washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-ca…) 3/x
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