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@DaveSharma misses the point. The entire world has just witnessed a shocking attack on #democracy. All the #freespeech noise is deflecting focus from the far more important discussion about the staging of a violent coup by the #POTUS #auspol…
Trump has not been stripped of his political voice or silenced. He has access to a press agency and the world’s media. He has fallen into his own trap. By dismissing traditional media outlets as “fake news” he has voluntarily limited his own options.
In Australia, with an election possibly on the horizon and growing evidence of a threat from far-right extremist groups, what is needed is calm, objective and clear leadership. We need swift and decisive condemnation of the violent attack and of the #POTUS for inciting it.
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TONIGHT 5:30pm: I am observing the #SanFrancisco #Police Commission for @lwvsf on this thread. 📢Big Change to the agenda: PUBLIC COMMENT will now open the meeting! How to join:… Round image. Top two thirds red. Bottom two thirds white. Lo
The meeting hasn’t started yet, but it looks like all are present in Webex: President @MaliaCohen, VP Cindy Elias, @DJYBG, @HamasakiLaw, Petra Dejesus. Also present are @SFPDChief Scott & @SF_DPA Department of Police Accountability Executive Director @PaulHendersonSF.
While we’re waiting, here’s the agenda:… and the supporting documents:….
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We knew this.

We need stable, responsible voices on #SoMe

I am ALL for 1st amendment. Am anti-policing. Am anti-censorship.

Those of us in #SciComm can hold our OWN selves to higher standards than I see on #MedTwitter now. Vet. Verify. Be factual. Don’t do “left” vs “right.”
We cannot control what others post or do with our own posts to mislabel or misuse, unfortunately. We can reduce the “gotcha” aspects w/ passing things thru several gates. For me, having worked in the ED, been a public official, served as an expert witness, have automatic filters.
Deleting is NO protection. There is legal precedent “cleaning up” social media can lead to more questions.

It has been screenshotted. The “blocked!” or “deleted!” is used for innuendo.

Long thread on compliance & legal aspects of #SciComm for licensed professionals.
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The ICMR DG and some other experts have argued that phase 1 and phase 2 data is enough for restricted emergency use approvals, and that phase 3 efficacy data is not necessarily required.
Dr T Jacob John also makes an argument in this regard, though also clarifying that there might have been some early safety data from those vaccinated in the phase 3 which is ongoing as well
BUT if we were going to base a regulatory decision on just phase1 and phase2 data, why did we have to wait till 02nd Jan 2021. That data was available a few weeks earlier, and in fact was considered in the 09th December CDSCO SEC meeting. Why not take the decision then itself?
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⚠️ Long series of comments !!!

1/ Who are our customers 🤔..

Well let's see! First of all, we (Core) should ask ourselves these:

What experience do we have in cryptocurrency, cryptography, utility ?

Why do we run this project?

What realistic goals we can achieve ?
2/ What kind of market can we focus on or (we focused) ?

How many resources are we ready to invest?

What audience (customers) we target?

How can we raise awareness about our product (are we able to do it) ?

How can we obtain our customers trust for using our product?
3/ And finally,can we achieve all of these being a #merika project (company)?

1️⃣ Let's elaborate!

Normies should be our audience (customer) Finding a niche where we can have the advantage by moving first, it can win your customers! Finding this niche it should be priority no1⃣
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 12/25/2020…
The New Business of AI (and How It’s Different From Traditional Software)…

#ArtificialIntelligence #BusinessModels #OrganizationStructures
Google tightens grip on research reports with 'sensitive topics' review system: Report…

#PeerReview #ResearchReports #google #truth #transparency #trust
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Johnson is right about internet connectivity & the lack of meaningful manual audits. IOW, @C_C_Krebs overstated the security of this election & underplayed internet connectivity. He mentioned only WI in response to Johnson’s fact check. He knows it was WI, MI, FL, & beyond. 1/
3/ The fact is that this was known by both Democrats AND REPUBLICANS before the election, but the GOP blocked election security legislation that would have banned the modems & internet connectivity & required robust manual audits.…
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Krebs & Ds shld not have overstated the security of the election. Once under oath, if the questioner is prepared, the truth will come out re: internet connectivity & the lack of manual audits & their credibility will be ruined. Meanwhile, no one knows Rs blocked the #SAFEAct! 1/
The GOP blocked the #SAFEAct, which wld have banned internet connectivity & required robust manual audits. This should have been the Democrats’ talking point, not false assurances about how secure the election was despite internet connectivity & the absence of manual audits. 2/
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An all time low for an Irish Government has been hit. By pure chance this afternoon I noticed what appeared to be a Government motion to ratify the deeply controversial EU Canada Trade Deal #CETA next Tuesday 15 Dec. Yes the one with the dreaded #ICS #ISDS clauses. Yes its true -
#CETA which so many #Greens had expressed opposition to... the one which leaves us massively exposed to claims from foreign investors .. the one we fear will create a regulatory chill making the Government even more reluctant to take effective #ClimateActions the one ..
Mairead McGuinness said could damage #Irishfarming and which we'd need to have a safeguard clause and consider a compo package for .. the day AFTER she voted for it in the EU Parliament…
.. a nice killer blow now on top of the #Brexit
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A #Stasi is always a Stasi! Olaf Neitsch (aka "Timmi Allen" from @bellingcat) is still hunting civilians, breaking privacy rules and offering his pro-nazi friends a bounty for the private address of someone he considers "the enemy of Bellingcrap"!
And then he cannot find a better argument than "guilt by association" - with #KGB and... you never guess! #Putin 🤣🤣🤣

Something is definitely lose in that head of him, don't you think? 😉
Let's see what Olaf said about his working experience in the interview to @RFERL - the whole interview is here:…
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Excited about new report w/Natalie Geismar: We believe a thriving #rural America is possible & central to America’s future. So we took a close look @ effectiveness of federal rural policy. Lots of takeaways on ways to #DoRightByRural. Thread👇1/…
Mindset shift needed by policymakers: #rural America more #diverse demographically & economically than most think. More than 1/5 Black & brown; significant entrepreneurialism; major service economy; less than 6% employed in ag. cc @urbaninstitute 2/…
A #rural agenda is integral to a #racialequity agenda – see @gbenga_ajilore @KatrinaEBadger.

And #rural will be central to successful #ClimateChange strategies w/large investments in clean energy infrastructure & shifts in food production. 3/…
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Some "conspiracists" always get it right!

Conspiracist, January 2020: "#RaTG13 virus looks like BtCoV/4991 described in an old paper that you didn't cite!" 📄

Average scientist, January 2020: 😴

Shi Zhengli, July 2020: "Yes, it was the same virus."

#SARSCoV2 #SARS2origins

Conspiracist, May 2020: "Look, these sequences in database are dated 2017/2018. So you didn't sequence RaTG13 this year, as you wrote in the paper!" 🔬

Average scientist, May 2020: 😴

Shi Zhengli, July 2020: "Yes, actually we got the sequence in 2018."

Conspiracist, May 2020: "Have a look at these Chinese theses we found on the internet: RaTG13 was found in a #mineshaft were people died of #pneumonia!" 😱

Average scientist, May 2020: 😴

Shi Zhengli, June 2020: "Oh yes we found it there, but.. well, the cause was a fungus"

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Thoughts on this Orwellian doublespeak. Fact Check 1: "people are asking when we will see masks mandated [...] The answer is that they already are. The mandate to use masks [...] is a cornerstone of businesses' and organizations' #COVID19BC safety plans". They aren't. It isn't.1/
The only person who can make a #MaskMandate is the PHO, & as you read here, she won't.
Fact Check 2: "Our orders also mandate that businesses and workplaces must have #COVID19 safety plans in place. These *should include* mask wearing." Wait, not *must include*? Not a mandate. 2/
Fact Check 3, same quote: One very important workplace doesn't have COVID-19 safety plans including masks or distancing: #bced SCHOOLS. Total 625 school #covid19 exposures as of this pm at 373 schools, 126 multiples. Sec students only req mask outside cohort, elem not at all. 3/
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Here’s an idea: what if every Churchman who ever got a check from McCarrick just said when, for how much, and why.

Who will be willing to get the ball rolling?

#transparency #usccb20
I’ll go first:

I’ve never gotten money from McCarrick.

Bishops I’ve worked for have given me small gifts at Christmas, probably less than $1000 altogether, in cash.

Bishops have given small cash gifts before I was a journalist if I helped with a project. Again, less than 1k.
I can think of times when bishops have picked up the check for meals or drinks. Never more than $100.

I think that’s all I got on “money received from bishops apart from a paycheck.”

Whose next?
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It is with much dismay that we must report, in the occasion of research for an article we are writing, that we have learned about direct ties between the Gluten Free Certification and OU Ko$her Certification that have existed since 2005!
#Supremacy 🐗…
”The GFCO was developed in cooperation with the Food Services, Inc., a subsidiary of the Orthodox Union (the “OU”), the world’s largest and oldest kosher certification agency.”

“The OU’s nearly 500 field representatives, proficient in modern food production techniques and chemical and biological processes, will conduct plant inspections and product reviews for the GFCO.”

And so there is a money flow from GF to Orthodox Union!🐗
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This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020.This part is called: RESTORING AND STRENGTHENING OUR DEMOCRACY:Building an Effective,Transparent Federal Government/Only one party understands that qualified,dedicated civil servants serve the people &this nation, not special interests.1/14
#Democrats condemn President Trump's determination to sow chaos and division by inappropriately deploying federal agents to American cities, where too many have used egregious tactics against peaceful protestors. 2/14 #DemPartyPlatform #TrumpChaos
#Democrats know federal agents can ably protect federal property while also clearly displaying badges, insignias, and identifying markings; without detaining Americans in undisclosed locations without cause & without brutally attacking peaceful protestors. 3/14 #DemPartyPlatform
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As British Columbians wait with varying degrees of trepidation for the live #covid19bc briefing from @BCgov today at 3 p.m., your periodic reminder from me that: 1. We should not be limited to only two live briefs per week on Mon and Thurs; 1/
2. We should have access to full transcripts of all #covid19bc briefs, *including* q&a from journos, in the interests of maximum #transparency & #accountability; 3. We should have a *full* & specific accounting of all #bced school exposure events in daily live/written briefs; 2/
4. We should have access to #covid19bc case counts on a daily basis every day of the week. We should not have to wait until Monday to hear about the 3 24-hour periods elapsed since Friday, or Tuesday after a long weekend to hear about 4 24-hour periods; 3/
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1/ Election officials have been providing some excellent behind the scenes footage to help Americans understand more about the processes, procedures and safeguards used in election administration. This thread includes some favorites! #TrustedInfo2020 #Protect2020 #VOTE #IVoted
2/ Thanks @jolingkent for giving America a peak into one of the best operations in the country - @OCRegistrar.
3/ In a year w/ too much misinformation, confusion & rhetoric about a trusted method of voting, @VICENews did a great job showing some of what goes in to making mail/absentee ballots the preferred method of voting for millions of Americans!
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This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020.This part is called: RESTORING AND STRENGTHENING OUR DEMOCRACY:Building an Effective,Transparent Federal Government/Only one party understands that qualified,dedicated civil servants serve the people &this nation, not special interests.1/12
Every federal employee swears an oath to support and defend the Constitution. 2/12 #DemPartyPlatform #FederalWorkers #CivilService #transparency
It is a sacred promise to the American people—that federal workers, both civil servants and political appointees, will put the interests of the many ahead of their own personal concerns. 3/12 #DemPartyPlatform #CivilService #transparency
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Apropos of @thesundaytimes article, a few thoughts: firstly, as I tweeted 2 days ago 👇 & in stark contrast to the #transparency around other tech/data intitiatives - *cough* @NHSEngland #DataStore *cough* - the team published a blog on what it was doing:…
In this blog, the app team gave an explanation of the latest changes it had made - including a reduction in the #RiskThreshold, which took account of TWO factors: the inclusion of a measure of #infectiousness in the API *and* a new #distance algorithm...…
In case folks aren't aware, @Google & @Apple's #ExposureNotification API is quite frequently updated. As the #Android developer pages (and #nhsxCOVID18app's blog) say, the #infectiousness field was only added at v1.6; with functionality changing at 1.7 👇…
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"LG’s Mulaqaat-Live Public Grievance Hearing”-LG @manojsinha_ interacts with applicants through VC,issues onspot directions for disposal.Initiative to be institutionalized to lay thrust on objective disposal of grievances;assess performance of online Grievance Redressal System
LG @manojsinha_ underscored that the ‘Jan Abhiyan’ in tandem with a robust & responsive grievance redressal mechanism can do wonders in formalizing a citizen-centric governance model centred on peoples’ welfare. #Transparency #Accountability #GoodGovernance
In 2-hour long program,LG interacted with 19 randomly selected applicants from across the UT through VC & took first-hand appraisal of their grievances.Onspot redressal of grievances of 15 applicants,directions issued to the concerned officers for others #PromptRedressal
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@NNPCgroup Releases 2019 Audited Financial Statement, Reduces Loss by 99.7%

1. Barely five months after publishing its 2018 Audited Financial Statement, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (#NNPC) has released its 2019 Audited Financial Statement with a 99.7% reduction in its loss profile from ₦803bn in 2018 to ₦1.7bn in 2019.

2a. A statement by the Corporation's spokesman, Dr. Kennie Obateru, quoted the NNPC Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Umar Ajiya, as saying that the 2019 Audited Financial Statement, which was concluded five months after the release of the 2018 Audited Financial Statement...,

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ICYMI: Nice work by @TheAusInstitute highlighting an increasing lack of #transparency in the Federal Budget with greater resorting to NFP "not for publication" references to keep info secret. This #secrecy cancer just keeps growing. #auspol #righttoknow…
. @TheAusInstitute highlights a few NFP examples including the costs of managing an abandoned oil rig formerly owned by Woodside; money for the controversial Inland Rail project and expenditure relating to Australia’s Export Finance and Insurance Corporation. All are secret.
There may be valid reasons for some budget details to be kept confidential, but NFP is resorted to with ever greater frequency. It would be a good thing if @ANAO_Australia were to conduct an audit of NFP decisions. But, surprise, surprise, the Auditor’s budget has been cut.
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🦠Short #blog. I have been asked what I think could help deal with the divide we are seeing in people’s attitude towards #covid19, past, present & future. My 10 point plan! @CMPHN @C_MPartnership @ADPHUK @FPH @PHE_NorthWest @R_S_P_H @LGAWellbeing Image
1) Objectives, be absolutely explicit on what is it we are trying to achieve. #covid19 #objectives Image
2) Clarity of message, what do we want people to be doing at every stage! #covid19 #clarity Image
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