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🧵of tips to help you at the ballot box and scrolling social media today – specifically for those who are new to or nervous about voting. First of all, get excited! It’s every voter’s civic duty to participate in democracy. Take a deep breath. You got this! 💪 #ElectionDay
Want more info? has state-specific details for voting, along with instructions on how to get a free ride to the polls from @lyft.
Tap into your local news outlets today. You’ll find specific information on voting rules, polling locations and everything else you need to know. Example, @TB_Times walks readers through voting in #TampaBay:…
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Nach den Ereignissen der letzten Tage zum Thema #WienEnergie sollten sich einige AT Twitter-Alphas lange in den Spiegel schauen und sich ein bisschen in das Thema "dog whistle politics" = "Hundepfeifen-Politik" #DogWhisteling einlesen, ein Thread🧵 1/x :
An dieser Stelle auch nochmals Gratulation an @ORF zum gestrigen #RunderTisch, hier zum Nachsehen. Ich erwarte eine weitere Klärung durch den #Rechnungshof (Bund & Land), möchte dennoch bereits jetzt die politische (Nicht-)Kommunikation analysieren. 2/x…
.#DogWhisteling ist eine bedeutende Manipulationstechnik, mit der Politiker Menschen dazu bringen etwas zu tun, was sie, wenn sie sich des Inhaltes voll bewusst wären, nicht tun würden. Es reicht, bestimmte Codes zu verwenden um #Shitstorm auszulösen.… 3/x
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In Nov 2021 the EU commission published a proposal for regulation on deforestation-free trade. After back-&-forth with experts & two debates in the Council, a revised draft was published in June. I'm now reading through - here are some (not so) #HotTakes.…
101: the legislation is designed to prevent the import into the EU of coffee, cocoa, palm oil, soya, beef and wood products which are limited to recent deforestation.
These products must be legally produced & companies placing goods on the EU market - ie commodity traders- must submit a due diligence statement that the risk their products is linked to deforestation is 'negligible'.
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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.…
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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:…
Yes, immigration attitudes matter more now than in recent elections (…), but that was already true before the caravan. The caravan itself didn't change much per @pete_enns (…) 3/x
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