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May 21, 1991: Most people I know, and who are in my age group, remember vividly where he or she was and what he or she was doing because of the shocking news of #RajivGandhi's assassination. If it didn't happen, remember, #DMK would have continued in power in #Tamilnadu.
The next #Tamilnadu election would have been in 1994. There would have been an #AIADMK for sure, but not #Jayalalithaa's servile party. In fact, I doubt if she would have been this important at all. The triumvirates who protected J from harm would have been very powerful too
#Rajiv would have come to power with a fractured mandate, but would have continued his reform path because of economic exigencies of that time. It would have been very possible that #Congress made yet another proper comeback in 1996, on the government delivering promises...
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Why I became active in #politics

#civic action #government
via #Memes #PhotoModeMonday

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Inspired by @Teri_Kanefield
2/ I was raised Catholic and believe in this (ctto via reddit)

Love thy neighbor.
All neighbors. No exceptions.

If I really hated them then I just did not hang out w them 🤷🏻‍♀️. No hateful speech or hateful laws.
3/ Most of my family in Texas is religious, republican, & single issue voters. Anti abortion, no matter what. Even if M@ga Trumpism breaks all the other 9 commandments.

I hate that I now have to discuss forced-birth issues w beloveds.

I'm a social entrepreneur #feminist
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Record Numbers of Americans Dying of Overdoses. Instead of Justice, We Get Theater👨‍⚖️

"Whole thing is kabuki theater, It ought to be about money" said Ausness. "About who pays what & instead they want to make Sacklers listen to people complain about them"
newsweek.com/record-numbers…
Guggenheim joined several other museums last week w/an announcement they are removing the Sackler nameplate from their arts center,

Once again victims are being offered busy work as though it were meaningful reform.
#opioids #medtwitter #sacklers #HarmReduction @praddenkeefe
We are in the midst of the opioid crisis, an addiction & overdose crisis fed by the ubiquity of illicit & deadly fentanyl in the black market,

over 108k people died from an opioid overdose in 2021,
npr.org/sections/healt… #opioids #addiction #news #twitter #CrimesAgainstHumanity
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wut is @rickriordan thinking??

"Saying 'I am not racist!' is simply declaring that you deny your own biases and refuse to work on them."🤦

assuming fans are racist cuz they don't like a casting choice is insane, who is giving this guy PR advice??
boundingintocomics.com/2022/05/10/ric…
@rickriordan Rick, relax,

It's the internet, there are always some that hate ur thing, U don't need to go nuclear on them,

calling ur loyal audience as hateful bigots is an awful way to start a show
#PercyJackson #rickriordan #wokeaf #politics #news @BoundingComics rickriordan.com/2022/05/leah-j…
It is doubly painful cuz I know how hard @rickriordan worked to land a faithful adaptation of his books,

to watch him stab himself in the back over the dumbest of reasons is too much pain for me to bear watching

indiewire.com/2018/11/percy-… #percyjackson #books #movies #film
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Ta-Da!🥳
Here is my weekly @townhallcom Column ✍️

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was Right: Roe v. Wade was always destined for the Scrap Heap🗑️
townhall.com/columnists/pet… @benshapiro @AbbyJohnson @madelineorr #conservative #elonmusk #abortion #prochoice #roe #RoeVWade #RoeOverturned
May be hard for my friends on the left to hear this,

our whole lives we've been told how important Roe v Wade was in giving women the right to abortion via a right to privacy

But this was fiction, the only question for Roe v. Wade was when it would be overturned, not if.
whatever ur opinion on abortion,

Roe v Wade was objectively bad law built upon the weakest case constitutionally

As RBG predicted,
Roe was always eventually going to be overturned
townhall.com/columnists/pet… #politics #RoeVWade @CathyYoung63 @MrAndyNgo @ConceptualJames @amber_athey
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The Six Piece Voting Cancer In Kenyan politics
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A THREAD
#SixPieceNonesense
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Trending -- #Politics | Mudavadi | Langata | Murathe | Toyota | Drugs | Wamuratha Image
In 1992, Matiba using Ford Asili introduced three piece suit voting I'm Nairobi and Central Kenya.
And so Matiba's men were elected councilors, MPS, and himself as Presidential candidate.
In 1997, Kibaki borrowed Matiba strategy.
#SixPieceNonsense Image
Once in office, illiterate councilors, and clueless mayors run down the City of Nairobi. Councillor Kingori was elected in Nairobi between 1993 and 1997.
Nairobi became the city in the garbage.
Empty spaces in the City Centre were grabbed.
#SixPieceNonsense Image
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Ta-Da!🎉
My latest @townhallcom ✍️

All Hail the Doge King of Twitter! 👑
What Elon Musk should do ASAP to Free Twitter🐦
townhall.com/columnists/pet… @BillyM2k @MattWallace888 @elonmusk @JackPosobiec @ConceptualJames @BlueBoxDave @benshapiro @michaeljknowles @chadfelixg #ElonMusk
For @elonmusk to succeed in his quest to "Make Twitter Free Again" he needs to make big changes at Twitter & make em fast💨

Establishment & Twitter's employees will do everything they can to thwart him
#ElonMuskBuysTwitter #ElonMusk @LibertarianBlue @MrAndyNgo @wil_da_beast630
Most important part:
To End the Shadow Bans, Document Everything

Musk must immediately prioritize the archiving, documentation, and release of Twitter’s algorithm and censorship records as soon as possible.
townhall.com/columnists/pet… @elonmusk @libsoftiktok @TheQuartering
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Europe has made a huge and far-reaching political gift to Russia with its own hands. Sanctions have divided the entire Western (and above all European) world into anti-Russian and pro-Russian. And Russia has done nothing for this. Everything was done by the European authorities
themselves.
The pro-Russian community is still in the minority. And it represents to a greater extent countries that are heavily dependent on Russian energy raw materials. But trends will change, and the secret will become clear. Anti-Russian sentiments are
popular among radicals. While pragmatists and realists firmly secure the label of "agents of the Kremlin". The fact that a rational and reasonable vector has been and remains almost the main approach of the Russian authorities in building partnerships with European countries all
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🚨🚨 NEW FABIAN REPORT 🚨🚨

2 million older voters who did not support Labour in 2019 would consider doing so now.

This is one of the findings of our latest report ‘A mature approach – How can Labour reconnect with older voters’

Find out more in the 🧵 below…
Until recently, older voters have turned away from Labour since the party left office in 2010.

In 2019, support from over-55s reached a record breaking low
There will be no future Labour PM unless more older voters vote Labour

They are much more likely to vote; a high share previously vote Conservative; and many are supportive of Labour’s core values. On average, Labour’s target seats are ‘older’ than the seats it won in 2019.
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The relationship between Florida & Disney started
in 1965 when Walt began buying up worthless swampland in what was then the middle of nowhere

Disney wanted land, power, and control and they wanted it cheap!
linkedin.com/pulse/story-wa… #disney #florida #reedycreek #politics #news
Wasn't just cuz Walt wanted to build another Theme-Park,

“Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow”
or EPCOT

Disney wanted to build a self-sustaining 'imagineered' city where folks would live, work & play under the auspices of Disney
milwaukeeindependent.com/syndicated/cit… #disney #epcot
So under that premise, the Florida Legislature let Disney have independent autonomy under the

Reedy Creek Improvement Zone

Where Disney would be its own county gov, run its own police, fire, sanitation, etc without any of that messy local political oversight #disney #florida
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A large focus of the right-wing conversation is on Senate Bill 4-C & taking away the Reedy Creek Improvement District

is this a political punishment, is this against freedom of speech & 1rst amendment
legit concerns & I share some of them,

they miss the point of this move by @GovRonDeSantis & Florida GOP,

Ending #ReedyCreek is about putting Disney in its place & taking back control of Florida politics from the Mouse
#politics #disney #florida #ReedyCreekImprovementDistrict
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 04/21/2022 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2022/04/21/dai…
Predicting the Next Big Thing: Success as a Signal of Poor Judgment by Jerker Denrell, Christina Fang
papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cf…
#PredictionAccuracy, #ForecastingAbility, #ManagerialForesight
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"Given this inherent ‘multi-actor’ nature of #transitions, it is fundamentally important to understand the specifics of multi-actor #power relations in transitions— yet, to date (2016), the field lacks a structured understanding of actors."

tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.10… #change
"The research question underlying this paper is as follows: how can we conceptualize who are the different actors exercising #power in #transition, and what are the (shifting) #power relations between them?"
"In response to the lack of attention to #power and #politics (as outlined in the introduction), a number of authors have explicitly theorized the role of power in transitions."
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Ta-Da!🥳
For @townhallcom ✍️

Dear Elon Musk, For the Sake of Freedom of Speech in the Public Town Square, buy Twitter ASAP!💰🐦
townhall.com/columnists/pet… @elonmusk #elonmusk #ElonMuskBuyTwitter #ElonMusktwitter #musk #elon @SophiaNarwitz @ItalianxComedy @chadfelixg @BlueBoxDave
yes i know the title is a mouthful lol
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Hot day outside and came in a little earlier than usual to get back on a Bunnytrail where I fell into la madriguera of dormant accounts with a lot of alpha-numeric monikers.

Saw affinity with a 'rather massive entity' based in Denmark, which, when drilled, led me to a LatinX guy Image
That bunch of dormant accounts - many 'scrubbed' - affinities include Venezuela, Hackers, WikiLeaks, Anonymous's's, 'El Dólar', Trump, South America in general, 'en Español', #YadaYadaYada...

...and nobody I know Follows, 'Rodrigo'. Image
'Rodrigo', online since 2010, with a grand total of 50 Followers.

I think Rod could have a couple hundred thousand Followers if he had the 'emotional need' for validation. Or, simply, 'emotions'.

I think Rodrigo prefers the status quo👤
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Finally, the #GoldacreReview is published! (During Parliamentary Easter holidays, mid-ping-pong on the #HealthAndCareBill...)

It's 221 pages - each PDF page is a double page spread - so this could be a lo-o-o-ong [Thread].

Here goes...
First point to note, in the Terms of Reference (p5), is that this is about "access to #NHSdata by #researchers, #commissioners, and #innovators" - i.e. #Planning and #CommercialReUse - so it is directly relevant to the operation of millions of people's #NationalDataOptOuts... Terms of reference for the review  1. How do we facilitate a
"185 wide-ranging recommendations for us to explore", says @sajidjavid (p6). Gulp! Time for some coffee...

"systems that ensure #underrepresented groups are well represented" may (partly) refer to this "landmark review", which got off to a slow start:

gov.uk/government/new… The far-reaching independent review into potential ethnic bi
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ABUSIVE CULTURE in #Politics since late 60s many politicians, journos & others have been part of this filth across the board. In old times due to lesser media tech they weren’t #Exposed now they’re easily. This behaviour is not limited to one political party or person.
Back in late 60s Mr #Bhutto cursing his opposition “swine” “go to hell”
In mid 90s Mr #NawazSharif abusing Ms #Bhutto in procession
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#NZ This is a long thread on the issue of harassment & threats made against #WomenInLeadership, primarily #WomenInPolitics.

⬇️ Reviews incidents over time, highlights the danger & escalation of #misogyny & the real life consequences on the personal & our democratic institutions.
This thread is being woven, the week Michael Cruickshank was sentenced to jail in #NZ for threatening to blow our #WomanPrimeMinister’s head off & to “..wipe you off this f---planet”- Also arrested this week Richard Sivell who has allegedly been posting threatening messages.
Here you can take a look at #OnlineAbuse ~ ⬇️ is a really useful article by @shesource & @WMCLive that names online hostile behaviour, how it is that #Women are targeted, & explains why “online harassment exists on a continuum with offline violence”

womensmediacenter.com/speech-project…
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Gujarat has been a peace loving state.

But what happened all of a sudden that Godhra incident happens, train catches fire and riots erupt. The entire state starts burning in the fire of murder, rape and violence. Who got political mileage from this scandal?
Has the face of a master mind ever been sketched?

Why did the bombers keep the bombs in cycles and chose Ahmedabad only, why all these incidents happened only between 2002 and 2014? Was it just a coincidence or some experiment.Well who got political mileage from this scandal?
Well, who got political mileage from this scandal? Has the face of a master mind ever been sketched?

Pulwama will not be investigated, but before the elections, there is a terrorist attack on soldiers in Pulwama, 40 soldiers are martyred, but the country is not told how RDX
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Just a friendly reminder @moderna_tx told the @SECGov that the @US_FDA defines #mRNA as gene therapy. And called it an unprecedented new category of #medicines tho they really want that #vaccine classification anyways for liability protections & fear the public wouldn’t take it.
They know the #COVID19 #vaccine isn’t a vaccine but human #gene #therapy.
The @US_FDA #fda reaffirmed their definition of modified viral #nucleic acid that alters #CELL Jan 30th 2020 #COVID ImageImageImageImage
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BATTLE OF THE FRINGE ! For long if there was one thing that remained undemocratic in India it was PRIVILEGE. A preserve of few who constituted a #FRINGE that made rules for the billion other. That Fringe seems rattled hence battling & battling hard
2/9 Political fringe is angry. Family pedigree no longer matters & rank upstarts are reaching highest. #Politics has become about boring policy & all that fun about election tourism, headgear & tribal dance seems so distant
3/9 Bureaucratic fringe is angry. Queens English, JNU & Das Kapital are no longer qualifiers for the rusted frame. Keats & Shelly are not appreciated & suddenly accountability is not about juggling accounts & lateral entrants threaten to sully the Sunday club
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