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Well, this is some interesting reading for the afternoon.…
"We want a backdoor, but we don't want just *anyone* to be able to use it. Only us good guys."
May be of interest to, oh, I dunno, @alexhern @jamesrbuk @tim @lorenzofb @josephfcox @MikeIsaac
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"The management of difference is central to modern a political identity, 'native' was the creation of intellectuals of an empire-in-crisis."

--Mahmood Mamdani (Define and Rule: Native as Political Identity, 2012)…
"Colonial powers were the first political fundamentalists of the modern period."

To them, "every colonized group has an original and pure tradition [and] must be made to return to that original condition, and the return must be enforced by law."

- Mahmood Mamdani
1) colonized groups have a pure, original tradition
2) groups must be returned to that state via force of law

"Together, these two propositions constitute the basic platform of every political fundamentalism in the colonial and postcolonial world."

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Completed two major books this week which are crucial to jog our memory about how badly we have been governed. #MustRead
Arun Shourie’s book goes to the 1980s and 1990s the time when we were getting into journalism with great idealism and chasing stories was encouraged!
We hope to discuss those days with Mr Shourie. Do join us
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A #mustread analysis by @vgmenon99 Sir on the sinking of the #Moskva ,he uses Naval analysis to discount the possibility that the #BlackSea fleet flagship could have sunk due to #neptune missile attacks & raises the possibility of a #submarine attack.…
@vgmenon99 Commodore Menon brings out the possibility of a torpedo being fired at the #Moskva , leaves us with only 4 options .
1) A #Russian Kilo fired the torpedo .
2) A #Turkish SSK was the culprit.
3) An SSK/SSN that transited the Bosporus in secret.
4) Airdropped torpedo from an MPA
@vgmenon99 On that last point there is a lot of P3C traffic in the general vicinity of the #MoskvaDown situation.
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JKR = TERF: Warum JKR zurecht kritisiert wird

CW #Rowling #JKR #HP #HarryPotter #HogwartsLegacy #FantasticBeasts #Transfeindlichkeit #MentalHealth
für den gesamten nachfolgenden Text.

Wird wütend, aggressiv, schmerzhaft, belastend, emotional, detailliert, persönlich. Und lang.
Brauchte Löffel, deswegen jetzt erst meine Äußerung zu diesem 🤬 Thema.
Da ich late to the party bin, erstmal ein kurzer Überblick, worum es genau geht, was Aufhänger für diesen Text ist:
Kürzlich kam ein Trailer für das neue Harry Potter-Game “Hogwarts Legacy” raus,

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wodurch der HP-Welt, Rowling und den damit verbundenen Problematiken wieder einmal großräumig Aufmerksamkeit zuteilwurde. Leider waren nebst vieler kritischer Beiträge, vor allem aus der trans Community, zu der ich ebenfalls gehöre, auch zahlreiche euphorische Stimmen dabei.

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#mustread thread for anyone who wishes to understand #defence in depth & how #Finland is far more militarised & prepared as a society for war than even the #USA .
Much here that #India can imbibe especially in the #himalayas .
Much to learn here .
Imho this is what #India should pick up & implement .
1) Basic military training to all males 18+ in #Ladakh , #ArunachalPradesh,#Sikkim , #Uttarakhand & #HimachalPradesh .
2) Prepositioned places for demolition charges in all critical infrastructure.
3) Prepositioned stocks of small arms including ATGMs & Manpads that can be distributed if required .
4) Bunkers in all major & minor settlements alongwith vehicles for pre-planned escape routes .
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A thread: What is the @INCIndia to do ahead?

There has been flurry of writings, tweets and interviews that have speculated on the possible future of @INCIndia - ranging from 'continuing ahead as usual' to 'hope' to explanation in terms of radicalization in Hindus 1/n
There is a sense of anger and grief. Exemplified here by @Schandillia at the large section of population that has endorsed #BJP whose policies hurt these voters more. 2/n
Then the brilliant incisive analysis looking at the patterns of Hindi voter, something I myself mostly agree with by @ShivamShankarS , the author of very engaging Art of Conjuring Alternate Realities.

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simply #mustread on the #RussianWarOnUkraine:…

Russian Army columns North of Kyiv decaying into immobile blobs due to the mud season, poorly maintained Chinese truck tires and shear “follow the plan” Russian incompetence.
2/ all the columns’ heads are now out of fuel and battery power and they can’t move north, south or sideways... everything behind them is stuck because of the mud, and rapidly running out of fuel and vehicle battery charge too (assuming they haven’t already).
3/ Nor can any of those columns defend themselves, because they’re too densely packed. They’re just targets waiting for the Ukrainians to destroy them.

Only the Ukrainians had something better to do.
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Rolling my eyes, reading statements from different Europeans about what this summit aims to do. Not sure which one is more outrageous - one that injects a comment about "uncontrolled population growth" or one that's entirely based on how to "outcompete China". #notgood4Africa
Africa! I beg you, O! Speak in a united voice! Tell EU that investment/trade is welcome, but not in reaction to or to "control 🇨🇳's spread". Remind EU'ans that their developed countries are stained w/your people's blood. It's now time for Africa to get lion's share, not crumbs!
Most importantly, stick to last week's historic statement - where you condemned "continued unilateral application & enforcement of coercive measures by certain countries as tools of political & economic pressure" & called for lifting "unilateral coercive sanctions imposed on 🇪🇷"
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#buchdesmonats: Nach Start der Reihe "HappyBirthday", nun die neue Reihe #DasbesondereBuch, mit der das @MmzPotsdam einmal monatlich Neuerscheinungen und “besondere” #Bücher auf #instagram & Twitter vorstellt, willkommen! (1/9)
#Buchtipp: Für den Februar empfiehlt unsre Kollegin Dr. Marie Müller-Zetzsche:
Jutta Schwerin: Ricardas Tochter. Leben zwischen Deutschland und Israel, Spector Books 2012 #Buch (2/9) Image
#buchempfehlung: Ricarda geht 1930 ans #Bauhaus, um Fotografin zu werden. Dort trifft sie Heinz Schwerin. Sie fliehen 1933 vor den Nazis via Prag, Schweiz & Ungarn nach #Palästina. In der Jerusalemer Werkstatt bauen sie Holzspielzeug, Jutta & ihr Bruder kommen auf die Welt.(3/9)
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It still makes the news and I was asked to do an Evergrande thread, so here it is.

There were headlines/noise again this week in China property space.

Backdrop is important. The Three Red Lines policy put in place in late Aug-20 was designed to make the heavily indebted (1/n)
sell assets, or sell equity. There was no alternative. None.

Some commentators suggested "neither analysts nor media saw this coming" but it was not new. In 2019, Evergrande interest and payables funding than > NP. And it increased net accounts… (2/n)
receivable by 4x NP (8x if back out minority interest). And when you pay ~10% on an increasing debt pile (at 175+% of sales), the INCREASE in funding cost on payables is a large chunk of NP, and if NPM can't clear 5%, and you can't take on more debt (3RL), that's trouble. (3/n)
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1. “The narrative around #Thanksgiving today ignores our history”

The story of America is incomplete without understanding the genocide of Indigenous populations

It is a day of national mourning #ThanksgivingDay #Thanksgiving2021 #NationalDayOfMourning
2. “To me, #Thanksgiving is a reminder of our resistance as Indigenous People navigating this settler society that continuously tries to erase & destroy us, yet we are still here.”

#MUSTREAD 2018 essay by @lilnativeboy
#ThanksgivingDay #Thanksgiving2021…
3/. For Indigenous Americans, #Thanksgiving = a #dayofmourning

For other Americans, #ThanksgivingDay = a day to start along the road of redemption

Redemption requires:
🌻Penance (i.e. making amends)

At COP26 this man took two steps along this path
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Das Gesundheitssystem IST nun kollabiert. Unumkehrbar! Selbst dann, wenn wir ab morgen in einen knall-harten Total-Monster-Lockdown gehen würden, es ändert nun nichts mehr!

#vierteWelle #NotbremseJETZT #schwereSchuld #Ampel #AFDP
Ergänzung: Ohne #NotBremseJETZT werden i.d. Spitze der #vierteWelle bis zu 3,3 Mio. Menschen gleichzeitig infiziert sein und weitere 300.000 Menschen sterben. #NotBremseJETZT rettet 236.000 Menschen das Leben. /2
Ergänzung 2: Wie konnte es zu einem solchen extremen Versagen der Politik kommen? Möglicher Erklärungsversuch hier:
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If you heard my @TheLoopcast⁩ interview, *this* is what I couldn’t talk about - but thank God, it’s now public.

The story of the DOJ counterterrorism official, Philly cop — and Neo Nazi band (no joke: “Arresting Officer’) member.…
Arresting Officers was a VERY well known Neo Nazi band — with ties to Tom Metzger.

Yes, the same mind behind ‘Operation Appleseed’ - a multi-decade white supremacist strategic plan to infiltrate the police and military.

@frankiemeeink is dead on. Image
Brian Haughton’s VERY well known Nazi band was called — again — Arresting Officers.

He then became a Philadelphia police officer, and now?

He’s a counterterrorism expert for DOJ, with access to all kinds of information sharing databases.

This. Should. Scare. You.
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#MustRead #Thread

बीजेपी नेहरू जी को बदनाम करने में क्यों जुटी रहती है हर समय केवल झूठ, फोटोशोप, इत्यादि का सहारा ले कर भारत के प्रथम प्रधानमंत्री और प्रख्यात स्वतंत्रता संग्राम सेनानी का अपमान करती है..क्योंकि_ #NehruFacts 1/n
●नेहरू का बसाया_
देश का पहला वेलप्लांड शहर चंडीगढ़ का श्रेय तो लेना है..
पर..नेहरू..? #NehruFacts 2/n
●नेहरू का बनवाया गया_
देश का नम्बर वन चिकित्सा संस्थान एम्स का लाभ, श्रेय तो लेना है..
पर..नेहरू..? #NehruFacts 3/n
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Google wins appeal, 5-0, Lord Leggatt (Lord Reed, Lady Arden, Lord Sales, and Lord Burrows, concurring)
Damages for "loss of control" rejected; damage in section 13 of the Data Protection Act 1998 refers to material (eg financial) and non-material (eg distress) damage, and not merely to breach of the Act.
The UKSC judgment in Lloyd v Google LLC [2021] UKSC 50 (10 November 2021) is available in pdf here… and html will soon be here…
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📚 Our Best Business Books 2021 list is out! And this year's most compelling reads are... #mustread
The 3 best business books of 2021 on #leadership:
☑️ "Excellence Now" by @tom_peters
☑️ "Digital Body Language" by @ericadhawan
☑️ "The Conversation" by Robert Livingston
@StMartinsPress  @currencybooks @Harvard @networlding
3 best books on #strategy:
☑️"Open Strategy" by @EnduringSuccess, Julia Hautz, @kmatzler, Stephan von den Eichen
☑️"Love as a Business Strategy" by @anwarsoftway @frankedanna, @chrisjpitre, @jeffreyfma
☑️ "Better, Simpler Strategy" by Felix Oberholzer-Gee
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Profitons de l'attention suscitée par l'avis de la @CIIVISE_contact sur les mères de victimes d'#inceste présumées pour dresser un petit bilan de nos connaissances, ou plutôt de notre méconnaissance de l'inceste paternel en France. #metooinceste
Je l'évoque dans ce papier pour @Mediapart, mais cela va beaucoup plus loin... Accrochez-vous parce qu'il va y avoir des chiffres, beaucoup de chiffres.…
La @CIIVISE_contact estime à 22 000 le nombre d’enfants victimes, chaque année, de violences sexuelles par leur père.…
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This thread 🧵is going inside the mind of the master adaptive learner with @mpusic and @RB_Cavalcanti at #ICRE2021

Hold tight. This is going to be a crazy ride!… Image
Let's start with some definitions. Love that.
@mpusic and @RB_Cavalcanti at #ICRE2021 are starting us off at the beginning, but it got deep Image
Learning is part of the core identity of a clinician. We equally need adaptability.

We need to skate between innovation and efficiency for each patient. @mpusic assures me that we CAN teach for adaptability.

#ICRE2021 Image
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#mustread The Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi has spent Rs 293 crore on advertisement in TV channels, newspapers and radio during the pandemic year 2020-21. This is Rs 93.2 crore more than what it spent in 2019-20.
There has been a 2,500% increase from the ad spend in 2012-13, when the Congress-led Delhi government under Sheila Dixit spent only ₹11.18 crore on advertisements. The Kejriwal government has spent approximately ₹805 crore on advertisements ever since he came to power in 2015.
This information has come to light in responses to queries sought under the RTI Act by rights activist @Kanhaiyablogs.

However, these numbers are much lower than what the Delhi government has mentioned in their budget documents.
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#MustRead: The recently released financial statement of PM’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF) for the financial year 2019-20 has revealed that the govt invested Rs 250 crore in Yes Bank Fixed Deposit Receipts even though the RBI had flagged concerns about the bank in 2018.
The investment was more than the Rs 222 cr that the Union govt gave as relief in the year which saw Covid-19, Cyclone Fani and severe floods.
This has raised concerns that Modi govt has converted the PMNRF into a corporate bailout vehicle instead of providing relief.
The investment in Yes Bank was done even though in the beginning of 2019, the RBI had put a moratorium on the bank and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had stated that the central bank had been monitoring the Yes Bank since 2017.
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THREAD: @JonHaidt & I are proud to present pt 1 of our Afterword to our 2018 book, The Coddling of the American Mind, examining the decline in mental health among Gen Z. 1/5…
We set out to write an Afterword for inclusion in COTAM’s 2nd Ed but it ended up so many pages as to raise the price of the book. So instead we’re releasing it in 9 parts on @TheFIREorg’s website for the next two months. 2/5
Mental health among Gen Z compared to previous generations was a major topic of the book. Since the publication of the book, the data has only gotten more stark, as Gen Z depression rates continued to rise even before COVID-19. 3/5 Image
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ICYMI, #mustread
"Sacred sites lack specific and enforceable protections”: Indigenous people face legal barriers that hinder the protection of sacred sites
Such important reporting by @DebKrol. Essential reading. Photos by @photoevans…
Across the Southwest, Native peoples continue to fight legal barriers and bureaucratic obstacles. “Their long-held spiritual ties to the land have been broken by laws, redrawn boundaries and the regulations that open public lands to profitable uses.”…
"The callous destruction of Indigenous sacred sites is not just a troubling relic of the past." As recently as 2020, the federal government blew up Apache burial sites to clear the land for the border wall.… @Debkrol
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