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Worth using google translate to watch the #propagandalive as @Erkanomia is in #Moscow to cover the #Kremlin #Military parade #HappeningNow. Some ++good #OSINT & #IMINT in his #live & candid coverage. 😎
For example, while the #Moscow #Elite typically use a black #SUV with license plate ending in 88 (sometimes 888 for family of senior officials & oligarchs who must #Drive themselves), here we see the first of the latest #cars with new #licenseplatedata.

Close-up I made from the #Finland team's #photography showing @mod_russia's Army #celebrity #swag bags for the Diamond Jubilee #celebration of the #Soviet #WWII win... ignoring 1939-1941 🙄

The Hon Minister Mr Singh, #IndianArmedForces, is a special guest at #VictoryDayParade.
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Thread: Wearing masks is our best defense against the #coronavirus.

@WhiteHouse press secretary said today that masks are no longer required in West Wing. Many tweets also advise against masks.

Result: Colossal failure of the US #COVID response.…

An example of anti-mask rhetoric can be seen in the video below by a Mr. Huff. I will explain why everything that he says here is scientifically incorrect and a danger to public health. (I do not know Mr. Huff or his motivations.)

I am not comparing the US to the several dozen countries that have mostly controlled this epidemic, e.g., #Taiwan, #Iceland, #SouthKorea, #Japan, #Thailand, #NewZealand, #Australia, #Austria, #Switzerland, #Greece, #Norway, etc. Some of them never even had to lock down.

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#Germany #Netherlands #Belgium #Luxembourg #Eifel area #Vulcanism

The earth rises in the Eifel. Very little, by a millimeter a year - but for a long time. At the same time, the surface of the earth moves horizontally apart, as if something is pushing upwards from below.
This has been proven for the first time by US scientists. In a study, they evaluated measurement data from thousands of GPS antennas in Western Europe over 20 years - and thus came across new evidence of a still active volcanism in the Eifel region.
"The Eifel is the only region in the study in which the ground movement was significantly larger than expected," says lead author Corné Kreemer from the University of Nevada in Reno. "The results suggest that rising rock material could cause this movement of the soil."
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I got a lot of questions recently on #tax policy developments in the #Netherlands. So here is a thread!

A lot has happened in the past 2 months. I will try to give a complete overview with implications and consequences for one of the largest #taxhavens in the world.

Enjoy! 👇🇳🇱
First a general comment.

Over the past weeks the Netherlands has been extensively portrayed as a harmful tax haven in the EU, especially by southern European countries.

Many numbers circulate about the Netherlands but sums it up pretty well.
Several reports have been published in the NL in the past 2 months:

(1) The long-awaited report of an independent commission (known as Adviescommissie ter Haar) on how the NL should reform its laws to make multinationals pay their fair share. 👉…
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1. To get a better idea of where #Covid19 might be the biggest problem in the short term, I organized this growth rate chart from countries with highest to lowest rate increases over the past 8 days.
2. Among countries with a recent #Covid19 growth rate of 18% or higher between May 17-20 are #Ethiopia, #Brazil, #Bangladesh, #India, #Kenya, #Mexico, #Egypt, #Pakistan, #Congo, #Nigeria, #SouthAfrica, #Columbia, #Iraq, #Afghanistan, #Argentina, & #Sudan.
3. Countries Between 6-18% #Covid19 Growth Rate between May 17-20 Include #Indonesia, #Russia, #Philippines, #USA, #Iran, #Myanmar, #Uganda, #Algeria, #Ukraine, #Canada, & #Poland.
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Timeline: How the Dutch came up with their Coronavirus Strategy of Years of Yo-Yo Lockdowns,

It is a sort of a hybrid between 'Allowing the virus to run its course unchecked' [Sweden] and 'Maximum containment of the virus' [New Zealand]…
There exists a later document also:

"Why the Dutch Covid-19 strategy is ineffective and inhumane:"

"The Netherlands is currently retreating from its “intelligent lockdown” as one of the hardest-hit countries in the world."

"Although the strategy of allowing the virus to spread while building herd immunity was never abandoned, the Dutch have somehow escaped much international scrutiny – until now."…

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Thread: Predicting #COVID deaths in the US from 8k to 100k.

I started predicting the US COVID death toll ~2 months ago. All of my predictions to date have proven accurate. The most painful predictions I have ever made.

Why have we failed to stop the #coronavirus in the US?

My first prediction on Apr 4 (toll @ 8k) was for the Easter Sunday (20k):

In my Apr 12 thread (toll @ 20k), I explained the fundamental systems concepts for the #coronavirus epidemic:

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1/5 New @CEPII_Paris working paper on #taxevasion with @VVicard and A. Guillin…
We employ a standard gravity framework to quantify abnormal stocks of FDI and portfolio securities over 2009-2017 for up to 236 jurisdictions.
2/5 we provide evidence that about 40% of global asset are abnormal stocks and that: (a) the bulk of international assets in tax havens are `abnormal', i.e unexplained by standard gravity factors; (b) there is a strong heterogeneity among jurisdictions,
3/5 Heterogeneity on the #Map: the larger a country, the more their international financial exchanges are NOT driven by economic and geographic factors.
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Back in January, Samaneh Pary, Mohammad & Kiyumarth Mozaffari filmed propaganda events of #Iran's Islamic Regime in #France & #Netherlands for the opposition TVs which I am cooperating with.Regime has identified them & is now threatening them through fired members of #Farashgard!
Here is example of the videos recorded by them showing supporters of the regime attacking opposition activists in #Paris & #Amsterdam back in January & February. Iran International TV, BBC & Manoto TV, three opposition news channels broadcasted them:
A cyber or troll army led by a Twitter user named #Reza_RezaeiKhosravi (@ Korikodill) is blackmailing & sexually harassing opposition activists. #RezaeiKhosravi is stepson of Masoud Zaribafan (former vice president during the #Ahmadinejad).
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TINY THREAD on #SatanicElite art/sculptures in a suburb of The Hague, the Netherlands. All of these sculptures are set in a suburb called Voorburg. Home to many rich elite with ties to Dutch politicians. #WWG1WGA #CabalTakedown #Qanon #Netherlands #SymbolismWillBeTheirDownFall
1/ A sculpture by Adriaan Bruggeman (1913-1995), directly translated "Children with Owl". Notice how the owl is sitting on top of the globe. #WWG1WGA #CabalTakedown #Qanon #Netherlands #SymbolismWillBeTheirDownFall #SatanicElite
2/ A sculpture, a child with red shoes. Aptly named "Play object". The sculpture is made by an artist called "Ossip". #WWG1WGA #CabalTakedown #Qanon #Netherlands #SymbolismWillBeTheirDownFall #SatanicElite
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The 22 country coalition fighting illicit drug smuggling in the Caribbean and easter Pacific by Maduro regime & others have already started. So far we we see an increase in patrol aircraft & ships
I open a thread with the various efforts taken by each country.
Currently there are several forces in the area that will be participating, but we will start with the US.

#OMAHA49 is a US Customs & Border Patrol P3 Orion and it has been on patrol all around #CUBA #HAITI & #BAHAMAS

There is also USS Detroit & USS Gridley in the Caribbean.
#JAMAICA Defence Force King Air 350 Surveillance plane.
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In the light of the new #coronavirus cases in #Osun, let's very briefly talk about #Nigeria's (or Africa's borders). It was sometime last year that I found that probably the 4th largest concentration of Ogbomoso indigenes after Ogbomoso itself, Ibadan and Kano, is in Abidjan.
Basically, this Nigerian community has links with that part of #IvoryCoast because of trade routes that predate the British and the French, and apparently, those trade routes are still in use, which is how people made it through #Nigeria's ostensibly closed borders.
Internet service provider went down, so the thread will continue shortly.

I've seen replies that saying Ogbomoso people are also strong in #Jos and #Ghana, but for the purposes of this, I'll stick with what Mr Akin Akinbola, a much older man from Ogbomoso, told me in Paris.
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#Germany has been able to become a great exporting power, among other things, thanks to bribes, a practice so common for its large companies that until a few years ago they could even be deducted from taxes.
Only its giant Siemens has been discovered irregular operations worth about 420,000 million euros. Volkswagen has tricked millions of customers with the diesel engine scandal;
Many large German companies such as Deutsche Bank, Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom or Deutsche Pos, among others, have also led to major scandals and the biggest tax fraud in European history, the Cum-Ex case, was organized in Germany.
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This is how E.U reacts #economy #CoronaOutbreak !

#German Govt is making up to €500bn in loans available to companies who are hit, these companies can now defer payments worth billions of euros in tax payments, will compensate workers who r sent home by their employers
#France promised unlimited budgetary support for companies and employees affected by #CoronaOutbreak—that will cost €45bn, will pay laid off employees, arrange €300bn of French state guarantees for bank loans to businesses & €1tn of such guarantees from European institutions.
#Italian Govt passed a decree earmarking €25 billion,
one-off payments of €500/person for the self-employed, govt support for companies paying redundancy payments to their staff, a freeze on any worker lay-offs, and a cash bonus for Italians still working during the lockdown.
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Thread (1/7): So I tried to get tested for #COVID19. Really. I have no symptoms, but wanted to be sure.

I got off a flight from Amsterdam yesterday at 0100, and took a cab straight to Kasturba Hospital in #Mumbai, the only authorized #coronavirus test center in the city.
(2/7) They said it was open 24 by 7. I thought it'd be bustling.

It was dark & deserted. After some looking, found a counter where I paid Rs. 10 to a gent for an appointment, and walked over to the OPD where a doctor woke up, put on a mask, and talked to me.
(3/7) He asked me what I wanted. I said "to be tested for #Corona virus". He asked if I had any symptoms. I said no, but I wanted to be sure.

I had my luggage with me, so he asked me where I was coming from. I said "#Netherlands".
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It is time for one long #Coronavirus update. I have been resisting doing this as (1) I do not want to add to the hysteria & the panic & (2) I don't believe in doomsday predictions. Moreover, things have been moving so fast, who knows what's what. BUT it's time for real talk...
Overall, #Coronavirus (the outbreak of #COVID19) is REAL. The effects on your daily life from the fallout will be REAL. The impact society, economics, & politics in 2020 will be severe & REAL. None of this is Fake News. None of this should be downplayed. (2/
People who are trying to silence REAL discussion are doing a disservice to the public interest. This is a 9/11 & 2008 level event in terms of its impact on domestic & international dynamics. This thread is not about creating panic but encouraging a smarter response. (3/
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Short thread on #covid19NL

The #Netherlands has around 84 Intensive Care Units. Each of these has on average 15 beds. That makes around 1.260 beds. The percentage of cases who need ICU over active cases of Coronavirus in the world is currently 12,5% on average. 1/5
Assuming that rate will hold in the Netherlands at steady state, the Dutch ICU capacity will be saturated as we approach 10K active cases in the country. If the virus here spreads at the same speed as in Italy, that will happen around the 25th of March, 15 days from now. 2/5
Saturated ICU means doctors will have to choose who to save and who to let die. It also means a higher likelihood of death in case of a heart attack, a car accident, or any other situation requiring ICU. 3/5
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MAR 6 #CoronavirusOutbreak #CoronavirusUSA Live UPDATES MD THREAD 1: Sorry no time to start now .. will just post this. Crowdfunded TRUCK @CDCgov #Atlanta for #IMPOTUS45 Photo Op. SEE ACT BLUE TO KEEP IT ROLLING .. And Breaking 100,000 Cases. @votevets @AMSA_News @maddow @CNN
MAR 6 #CoronavirusUSA from LIVE UPDATES MD THREAD 2: FROM 10:24 PM Yesterday: U.S. death toll rises to 12, as worries increase over possible #viruscluster on #GrandPrincess #cruiseship off #CA GOT THAT #Trump @GavinNewsom uses HIS Army to help. SEE MORE
MAR 6 #CoronaVirusUpdates MD THREAD 3: NOT GOOD. There were 62 Passengers who stayed on board w other sick ones, one died. BUT They DID NOT DELIVER enough TEST KITS for them ALL...Why Not @GavinNewsom?! @USArmy @uscoastguard QUIT LISTENING to BAD LAY ADVICE from #TrumpsCDC @UCSF
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Det är svårt att föreställa sig om det som sker i Kina. Uppenbarligen samlar de in dissidenter. All internet trafik är spärrad utom de källor som kommer via den kinesiska staten. Det som pågår i Kina angående #Coronavirus är en krigshandling av främmande makt.
Det här viruset är
gjord av människan. Ryssland, Indien, Taiwan vet att viruset innehåller HIV.

Därmed är skiten tillverkad av människan. Det sägs att den slår hårdare mot kinesiska män än mot andra raser, vilket betyder att denna "attack" kommer ej från deras egna led.

Fortsättning följer.
Russian scientists believe America created the Wuhan coronavirus to sabotage China… via @Dimsum Daily
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#Iran regime & MSM(@CNN @NYTimes @NBCNews) in the #US are portraying a criminal, a Child Killer &a war culprit in #Syria,#Iraq & a prime executioner in #Iran(#QassemSoleimani)as "revered"&N.Hero.
To MSM: Stop this dirty business. It's legitimizing the massacre of #IranProtesters Qassem Soleimani's criminal record.
@CNN @nytimes @NBCNews @IranNW @GiulioTerzi @iran_policy @STRUANSTEVENSON @USAdarFarsi @USAmbUN @StateDept @RichardGrenell @FoxNews @UNHumanRights Let's examine this here in the next few tweets. Is #Soleimani really a "hero" to #Iranians like what's being portrayed out of #Iran's state media, given the censorship,&lack of any freedom 4the ppl to show their true feelings?

@USAdarFarsi @foxnewsalert
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"1 in 10 people living in an area affected by conflict suffers from a moderate to severe #mentalhealth condition.
It’s a burden that remains largely out of sight.
It’s a hidden epidemic."

-@DrTedros at #RefugeeForum
@DrTedros @WHOAFRO @pahowho @WHOEMRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @WHO_Europe @Refugees @ifrc @UNICEF "News reports show us the devastation of war. But they don’t show us inside the minds of the people and how it affects their lives.
We don’t see the anxiety, depression and other #mentalhealth conditions caused by these crises"

-@DrTedros at #RefugeeForum
@DrTedros @WHOAFRO @pahowho @WHOEMRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @WHO_Europe @Refugees @ifrc @UNICEF "Wounds heal. Homes are rebuilt. News cycles move on. But the psychosocial scars often go unnoticed and untreated for years.
Neglecting this problem undermines the recovery of individuals, communities and nations."

-@DrTedros at #RefugeeForum
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