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#Pluralistic 1/ A Tron-like plane of glowing grid-squares. Two spherical cow
I'm kickstarting the #audiobook for my next novel, an anti-finance finance thriller about #SiliconValley scams called *Red Team Blues*. #Amazon's #Audible refuses to carry my audiobooks because they're #DRM free, but crowdfunding makes them possible: 2/
The problem with economic models: Ideology disguised as math.

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Heute vor 20 Jahren, am 14. Februar 2003, hielt der 🇫🇷 Außenminister, Dominique de #Villepin, eine Rede vor dem VN-#Sicherheitsrat, in der er die US-Regierung vor der Invasion des Iraks warnte. Langer Thread zur Vorgeschichte, den Inhalten der Rede und ihren Konsequenzen: 1/29
Beginnen wir mit der Vorgeschichte: Am 22. Januar hatte der 🇫🇷 Präsident Jacques #Chirac anlässlich des 40. Jubiläums des #Élysée-Vertrags in Paris betont: "DEU und FRA sind gleicher Auffassung. Alles muss getan werden, um einen Krieg zu verhindern"…. 2/29
Einen Tag später unterstrich BP Johannes #Rau im Schloss Bellevue vor Gerhard #Schröder, Jacques Chirac und den beiden Kabinetten den Wert 🇩🇪/🇫🇷#Versöhnung für 🇪🇺: „Unsere Partner wissen, wie wichtig es ist, dass DEU und FRA gemeinsam vorangehen“…. 3/29
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"#Ukraine's army was undermined by the corruption of its the March/April 2014 recall of reservists, 70 percent did not show up for the first session, 80 percent for the second, 90 percent for the third, and 95 percent for the fourth."…
"In Oct/Nov 2017, 70% of conscripts did not show up for the recall campaign. This is not counting suicides & desertions (often over to the autonomists)...Young Ukrainians refused to fight in the Donbass & preferred emigration, which explains...partially the demographic deficit"
"The Ukrainian Ministry of Def turned to #NATO to help make its armed forces more 'attractive.' I was asked by NATO to participate in a program to restore the image of the Ukrainian armed forces. But this is a long-term process and the Ukrainians wanted to move quickly." #Ukraine
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Thread: #Rumsfeld is dead. I don’t know about y’all, but among his stunning list of WTFs, I like to especially ponder how he was “personally involved” in the #interrogation of #alQahtani aka #prisoner063, and was “personally briefed” weekly. In the logs,
brought to you by @adamzagorin…, although unlikely to be complete, we learn how al-Qahtani is subjected to the entire range of tactics explored and exploited by the @CIA under
their variously named brainwashing programs e.g., #mkultra #kubark etc. He is assaulted and made to suffer physically on numerous occasions,
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