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Survey of key Western countries finds US "still perceived as the most influential actor in the world" BUT 'respondents predict its influence will decline sharply over the next 5 years"

per @gmfus' #TransatlanticTrends2022
More: "Younger people generally have a less positive view than their elders of US influence in the world" per @gmfus' #TransatlanticTrends2022
More: @gmfus' #TransatlanticTrends2022 finds "A clear majority of respondents in #Europe approve of
[@POTUS @JoeBiden's] handling of international affairs, w/approval highest in #Poland & lowest in #Türkiye"
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🇪🇺 reaction to yesterday's 🇮🇹 election, which has paved the way for #Italy's first far-right leader since Mussolini:

We are likely to see something similar to 2018 when the populist 5 Stars won - an initial effort to appeal to #Meloni's pro-EU instincts and not to isolate her.
What happened in #Italy yesterday isn't an isolated case.

Across Europe, far-right parties that trace their roots to Fascist movements of the early 20th century are rebranding with a softer face and scoring big electoral wins, as the #Sweden Democrats did 2 weeks ago.
The reaction in Europe: the center has been mostly quiet with no one wanting to criticise #Meloni directly. But some elected leaders have issued general warnings.

"Populism always ends in catastrophe," says #Spain's centre-left foreign minister.
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JUST IN: Airport operator Aena said, flights were canceled across Spain's Canary Islands on Sunday as storm Hermine moved in from over the Atlantic, bringing heavy rains to this popular holiday destination. In total, there had been 141 cancellations by mid-afternoon across...
...many of the islands, including 62 from Tenerife North airport, 23 from La Palma, 20 from El Hierro, 8 from Lanzarote, and 4 from La Gomera. Aemet, Spain's national weather agency has issued a red weather alert for the islands of Gran Canaria, La Palma, and El Hierro from...
...midday until midnight on Sunday. Storm Hermine has caused heavy rainfall and flooded streets, and some roads were blocked by fallen trees. The regional government has closed schools on Monday as a precaution.
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Most of Europe has a serious fossil-fuel addiction problem.
#France is heavy on nuclear.
#Spain + #Portugal—lots of oil.
Coal in the east.
But check out #Denmark (the only place where renewables predominate) and the other Scandinavian countries (hydro).
Similar map for provinces of #Canada, where I live. The West and #Quebec have a lot of water...and thus hydroelectricity.

Not trying to make an invidious comparison here. Canada of course *produces* massive amounts of fossil fuels.

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This week's @Algorand related #TwitterSpaces.

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Let's chat about life, DeFi, NFTs and $ALGO.

Cross chain NFT discussions with @might_be_genius. #ALGO #TEZOS #ETH. 🌈 🤝…
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This "Sticky Dough" account from Kiev, set up in February '22, cuts to the chase and has a straight-up old-school Azov badge in his profile pic. Wolfsangel plus Sonnenrad. Image
And here's a Petlyura fan account with a single Wolfsangel and two Balkenkreuz's. It's worth noting the handle starts with "oberstu" in, Obersturmbannfuehrer? That would mix a couple of historical periods, but I get the idea. 🤨 Image
"Ukraine ueber alles, bitch" says even more more than that Wolfsangel over there. 🧐 Image
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Clausewitz said, in his famous work “On War” (as often cited as it is little read), that war is the continuation of diplomacy by other means, well it says a lot more things, but i will keep just a few as i do not wanna write too long.
In his chapter 1, Clausewitz refers that "war constitutes... an act of force that is carried out to force the adversary to comply with our will." War, therefore, is a duel of wills, which, in itself, is not enough, since wanting is one thing and power is another.
Does not intervene who wants but who can, as it is said in #InternationalLaw

To impose our will, we need resources, in an amount that exceeds what our adversary can muster, first of all energy.
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The population density of the American Midwest is comparable to that of #Spain.
Spain has 2,240 miles of high-speed rail.
American Midwest: 0.
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High-speed rail in this region would replace short-haul flights, and go a long way to reducing carbon emissions. Should be a no-brainer for Amtrak Joe Biden—you'd think, anyway...
(Fantasy map below) Image
I bring this up b/c @the_transit_guy has made the comparison between overachieving China and sad-sack US. Fair point, but a more proximate comparable might be Spain...
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Clinical presentation and virological assessment of 181 confirmed human #monkeypox virus cases in #Spain
✔️92%, gay men, bisexual men, or other men who have sex with men (MSM) &
✔️8%, heterosexual men or women

(A) genital & pubic region pustules
✔️Median age was 37 years (IQR 31–42).
✔️18% patients reported previous smallpox vaccination

(B) Three semiconfluent pustular #monkeypox lesions with a depressed centre located on the left side of the tongue dorsum.

✔️40% were #HIV-positive, 11% had a CD4 cell count less than 500 cells per μL

✔️17% were diagnosed with a concurrent sexually transmitted infection

(C) Pearly acral #monkeypox vesicles embedded in the thick stratum corneum of the palmar skin, shotty on palpation

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Another sizeable cohort of #monkeypox cases from #Spain. Confirms trends already reported in other cohorts.
- cases predominantly in MSM
- close contact through sex dominant mode of transmission
- atypical presentations not rare
- complications can occur.…
Things that are striking:
- High incidence in people w HIV 40%
- Site of innoculum influences clinical presentations e.x anal sex more associated w proctititis & oral sex more associated with pharyngitis and tonsillitis (sore throat).
- High level virus shedding from skin lesions
- Much lower level of virus shedding from pharyngeal swabs - supports the fact that droplet and airborne transmission are not likely main modes of transmission in the current outbreak.
- 15% cases heterosexual cis men and women (higher than other cohorts) reported so far.
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We just printed 20k flyers that will be distributed in #Spain 🇪🇸 as part of our #worldwide targeting #strategy. 🌐

We are also taking advantage of this week to strengthen our #network of #partners, meet new #talents and stabilize the #beta. 💪
🖥 On the #development side, we recently added #notifications to our #app while passing the 1,500 #memers mark.
👉 New #features are coming soon, including #meme #contests & improvements of our native #meme #editor, which will soon include #GIFs. Stay tuned, the next few months will be #explosive! 🔥

We are on the verge of an unprecedented #revolution led by #memes. Are you ready? 😉
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#telecommunications #infrastructure ownership is something we're going to have to somehow find a nice balance in, particularly for #submarinecables, our primary means of trans-oceanic digital communications. 🧵1/
On the one hand, it's great for #DigitalDevelopment and #digital #connectivity that more telco infra is going in. But infrastructure is expensive... 2/
So some telcos want content providers (big tech like Facebook and Google) to share the cost, which makes sense if content makes up a big chunk of the internet traffic. 🗞️🔗👉Platform content makes up 55% of internet traffic in #France #Italy #Spain. 3/…
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This thread has very revealing data showing that mRNA-vaccinations create majority of the covid cases. Largest covid waves come always after the booster rounds. Not before. AFTER.

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Isn't it weird coincidence that the EU suffered the most largest covid wave right after the boosting started?

Ofcourse this can be coincidence but with
what possibility the very same thing happened also in every EU memeber country? Keep reading...

#EU #COVID Image
🧵3/51 - Norway.

#Norway #COVID19 #CovidVaccine #Facts Image
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2 monkeypox deaths have been confirmed in #Spain and 1 in #Brazil. These are the first deaths outside of Africa. As cases grow, we will see a wider spectrum of dz presentations, complications and even more deaths. This only stops if we work to contain the ongoing outbreak.
Every death is a sad failure and should not only draw attention when it happens in countries with more resources. No one cared when #monkeypox deaths were happening primarily in #African children whose lives are too often undervalued.
Any global response plan which does not include countries where #monkeypox has been endemic for decades will fail. It deeply saddens me to see another zoonosis settle in the human population in this way especially one for which we have a vaccine and viable treatments.
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Thread: 21 July 2022: Day 148 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
Latest @DefenceHQ update: #Russia is attempting "small scale assaults" along the Donbas frontline in eastern #Ukraine, particularly targeting critical infrastructure like the power plant at Vuhlehirska, hoping to use the momentum gained for a move on Kramatorsk and Slovyansk.
Great piece on the #China-#Russia-#Iran axis: bound by a "hatred of the #US and its global alliance system", any successful policy dealing with these imperial and ideological projects must view them holistically, rather than as independent challenges.…
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#Estonia #Latvia #Lithuania #Moldova & #Finland should demolish all 5 foot tracks & make new railwaylines in #EU standards.

Track gauge is military policy. As you can see in #Ukraine it's bad thing to have same track gauge as #Russia

#Turpo #Säkpol
#Estonia #Latvia & #Lithuania don't even need west to east railwaylines. They need railwayline from #Poland to #Finland & connecting lines to their ports.

#Turpo #Säkpol
If you have ever think about why #Spain don't have standard tracks in their railways the reason is that mid 1800's #Napoleon was still the thing. Hitler of that century.

Railwaylines are still the main way to move military stuff on land. Especially in #Russia.

#Turpo #Säkpol
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The tragedy of #Sudanese & sub-Saharan #African #migrants in #Morocco #Spain border, hasn’t had much coverage- as far as I can tell.

It was well documented by the AMDH -Nador:

This🧵 is dedicated to the dead, missing & survivors!

I’ll start with @pavan_777 excellent report:
“At least 37 deaths were confirmed by the NGO Walking Borders, while Moroccan authorities claimed that 23 died in a “stampede”

#Morocco has been so eager to please the EU at any price.

#Sudanese #Africans…
Association Marocaine des Droit Humaines - Section Nador - has been following up on the victims.
Information & photos are published regularly on their Facebook page:
I’ll compile a list to raise awareness & maybe help identify someone.
#Sudan #SudanCoup
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Happening now: Most destabilizing factor in the world today - "There are so many" @ODNIgov Dir Avril Haines tells @SilveradoPolicy @Google Leadership & Service Forum
NEW: "The mismatch between what we perceive to be #Putin's even near-term military objectives & the fact that his military can't actually achieve them is a destabilizing factor" per @ODNIgov Dir Avril Haines "It has raised the potential for escalation"

Another destabilizing factor - "The way in which disruptive technologies are emerging in many respects, the kind of convergence of so many fields of science" per @ODNIgov’s Haines
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#Live from #Madrid/#Spain in half an hour: Round 8 of the #Candidates2022-tournament:

Inter alia:
#Nepomniachtchi (leader) vs #DingLiren
#Firouzja(current LAST) vs #Radjabov

Some people say that despite the rather high number of draws, the quality of the play is rather low in the #Candidates2022.
A (small) surprise today: semi-retired #Nakamura will probably defeat World-Championship-runnerup #Caruana:
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Tracking #BA4* and #BA5* #Omicron #Sublineages over time

This tracker includes only sequences with signature mutations👇

Sequence count: 56,087
BA.4*: 17,971
BA.5*: 38,116

Updated 6/25/2022
Status of #BA4/#BA5 in #Europe - #15DayTrends

BA.5 is surging ahead...
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Just in: Attitudes towards US, @NATO improving - +60% of ppl surveyed across 18 countries have "favorable" view of both

79% now see US as a very or somewhat reliable parter, per @pewresearch

85% have unfavorable view of #Russia Image
Context: the @pewresearch surveyed 23,484 adults from Feb 14-May 11

Countries included:
#US, #Canada, #Belgium, #France, #Germany, #Greece, #Italy, the #Netherlands, #Poland, #Spain, #Sweden, #Britain, #Israel, #Australia, #Japan, #Malaysia, #Singapore, #SouthKorea
Per @pewresearch, favorable opinions of the US increased significantly year over year in #SouthKorea, #Sweden, #Australia and declined significantly in #Greece, #Italy, #France
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Disasters continue to sweep the world. Anthropogenic in nature, exacerbated by #climateCrisis #capitalism and #EcosystemDestruction. The age of disasters is upon us.
#Yellowstone hit by #floods; staff cut off and in short supply.…
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#Africa #Algeria #Spain #UE

"Crise entre l'Algérie et l'Espagne: l'Union européenne avertit Alger"…
La sortie des responsables de l'UE a vite fait réagir la mission de l’Algérie auprès de l’UE. Par voie de communiqué, la mission algérienne « déplore la précipitation avec laquelle la Commission Européenne a réagi sans consultation préalable, ni vérification aucune,
.. auprès du gouvernement algérien, à la suspension par l’Algérie d’un traité politique bilatéral avec un partenaire européen, en l’occurrence l’Espagne, sans s’assurer que cette mesure n’affecte ni directement, ni indirectement ses engagements contenus
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The original thread on what you are not being told about #EU sanctions on #oil has led many people to address many useful questions. The main questions are : tehnical (why is it so hard to make the transition ) , geopolitical (what we can expect) & operational (what other /1
solutions are possible). Assuming the #EU sanctions against #Russia will be maintained here is what we will happen technically, geopolitically, operationally. 1) technically speaking it is very complicated to change The original thread is here. /2
the #EU reffineries to accept non #Russian oil.There are many different types of refinery and no two refineries are exactly the same.This reflects the type of crude oil which the refinery is designed to process and the demand for specific products in particular markets.Refining/3
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