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Well I woke up to the realization that the democrats have jumped the shark. They no longer have any compunction even pretending like they want to win the election. The decision to invite a cop onto the November ticket (even a 'black' one) cements their idiocy. #FuckBiden
I was delighted to watch #Tulsi2020 take down @KamalaHarris in the start of primary season. She's done little to defend working people from the banks. Failed to go after @stevenmnuchin1 for his part in the forclosure crisis. She thought the way to address truancy was to attack..
working parents and throw them in jail, rather than addressing the underlying systemic issues. She smoked pot for years while enabling her departments to continue to arrest black and poor people for the same thing. She is so out of touch with what needs to happen to accect..
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THE WEEK IN POLITICS
#7MemesFor7Days of political immaturity, incompetence & idiocy —or evil by design?

(Stories tended to break late in the day this week, so I've gone for themes instead of days.)

1. Tory hypocrisy vis-à-vis #NHS laid bare by *clap on Sunday, clamp on Monday*
#7MemesFor7Days

2. Johnson made his mismanagement of C19 in #CareHomes worse by BLAMING them for the high death toll —a mistake he's tried to row back from, but refuses to do the one thing that might help: apologise, even tho' Starmer gave him 3 opportunities to do so at #PMQs.
#7MemesFor7Days

3. The Times announced Cummings will cut the UK's armed forces. One Tory backbencher (#TobiasEllwood)found his backbone & questioned *Why Dom?* Another(#MarkFrançois) took it as a cue to threaten a General he'd get Cummings on to him. Silence from DefenseSec...🙄
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The #UK and #EU may not reach a trade deal by end of transition. What would ‘no trade deal’ look like?
NEW @UKandEU report tells you everything you need to know.
Spoiler alert: #WTO terms will make trade between the UK and EU more difficult. THREAD
ukandeu.ac.uk/wp-content/upl…
Before I get to the substance, I want to thank @CSBarnard24, @hayward_katy, @DavidHenigUK, @hhesterm, @EmilijaLeinarte, @SamuelMarcLowe, @StevePeers, @CoppetainPU, @jdportes, @jillongovt & @NLehl.
The report is an updated version of a version we first published in 2018.
The UK is a member of the @wto.
Post #Brexit, it must establish an independent presence separate from the #EU.
The UK’s commitments—pledges about the level of access it gives—are currently bundled up with those of the EU. The UK now needs to disentangle its commitments.
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NOTHING TO SEE HERE! Just a #5G installer finding 👉🏻 #COV19 👈🏻written on the inside of 5G circuitry via @YouTube #COVID19 #QAnon @realDonaldTrump @GenFlynn
Glad I screenshot that! Video has been marked private already #5G #COVID19 #QAnon
Part was pulled from the Tower is a Wire cover named COV19... Nothing seems Fake about this situation, definitely an odd coincidence in light of the 2012 Olympic Performance & the Pics found on the British Pound Note. Sauce: distributor.alldatasheet.com/view.jsp?Searc… #QAnon @realDonaldTrump
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1/Proof of Social Engineering in South Africa

So I ran a google search for hydroxychloroquine in South Africa, and was not surprised to see this negatively toned article by health24:

Cont.

health24.com/Medical/Infect…
2/After wading through a dark and mirky opinion of alleged treacherous effects of one of the more promising treatments for COVID19, I find a link to the Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism at the end

bhekisisa.org
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ARE THESE ACTS OF WAR?

IS THIS THE HIDDEN ENEMY?

Did #China Intentionally Set the entire World to Fall financially using the #COVID19 Virus?

Did #China work with #WHO #WTO #UN to Collapse the #USA?

Who else was involved?

#QAnon @realDonaldTrump
2/ ... Did @realDonaldTrump & #QAnon always know that China was Taking Advantage of the #USA? ... 👉🏻4.10.20👈🏻 = DJT = April 10th
💥💥💥Good Friday 💥💥💥
qmap.pub/read/2227
3/ Sorry, I linked Wrong Q Drop I meant to post #QDrop35 this one which references Good Friday - April 10/20 & DJT #QAnon @realDonaldTrump
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I am done with voting for one dumpster fire over another? FUCK IT. A vote for no one is a vote for everyone.STOP LOOKING TO SO-CALLED LEADERS to do anything REAL or LASTING to improve society. IGNORE THE POPULARITY CONTEST and #SHUTITDOWNNOW. #KEEPITSHUTDOWN #NoOne2020
#FuckIt Time to start to use their tactic of #ShockDoctrine to catalyze Revolution AKA How to use this crisis to everyone's advantage.
#SHUTITDOWNNOW. #KEEPITSHUTDOWN
I know shit is bad. It's going to get worse, before it gets better. We know that. MUCH WORSE. We are going to have to accept that many of our friends and relatives won't make it through this shit show. We need to bite the bullet and make sure we #KEEPITSHUTDOWN #GeneralStrike2020
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The discussion about China's official #Covid_19 statistics is important, for political and epidemiological reasons. What can be said about it? @dhnexon @namalhotra @OttoKolbl @DrEricDing @yindavid @chenchenzh @XihongLin @cjw_phd @yangxifan @Dali_Yang Please add/correct/refine
It is crucial to combine all available information and data points on this issue, as claims about responsibility for spreading #Covid19 are moving into a higher gear every day: UK businessinsider.com/coronavirus-bo… France: europe1.fr/international/…
Beyond the international "blame game" heating up, epidemiologists, virologists and health studies researchers need proper data and/or plausible estimates on many aspects of the pandemic. Since China is weeks ahead of the curve, its data are critical to understand #Covid_19 better
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1-Subject: Stewart Paterson at Metropolitan Club, Washington DC “Folks,Yesterday I attended a talk by Stewart Paterson,author of China,Trade & Power.Paterson is a British-born hedge fund manager who has lived in Hong Kong & Singapore 4 most of the last 20 yrs. He explained his...
2...on #China.Some of it is familiar but he did a great job pulling it together into a clear argument.There were some 50 people at the event including from the DOC—Nazak Nikaktar,Richard McCormack,& Earl Comstock(who recently left his position as Chief of Staff 2 WIlbur Ross)...
3...In a nutshell,Paterson’s argument is that the decision 2 let #China into the #WTO in 2001 was the greatest mistake of modern times.This enabled the largest labor arbitrage in economic history,bringing in 600 million workers at a wage level 1/30th the level of US wages.The...
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Back from @CommonsTreasury session & will share some of the dubious answers Andrew Bailey gave to questions triggered by our @True_and_FairUK Asleep at the Wheel report & other campaigns inc @LCFBondholders
@mortgageprison - delighted the Committee found our report helpful
Mr Bailey took the panel on a history lesson & suggested that as @TheFCA is only a young organisation, started in 2013 it doesn't have the reputation or integrity as the @bankofengland
@CommonsTreasury
When @theFCA started intention was to only regulate big firms - now has to regulate 59,000 firms so can't manage. Agreed there was systematic failure in the regulator which was not his fault but the fault of MPs & government for not chnaging the @TheFCA 's remit
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NEW: The UK publishes its approach to negotiating the future #UK - #EU relationship gov.uk/government/pub… UK already saying that it wants a "Canada", "Korea" or "Japan" style relationship and wants to be seen as a "sovereign equal". None of this likely to fly anywhere...
Here is the document itself with some key bits highlighted (thread) assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/upl…
Point 5: "relationship between sovereign equals" is - although UK Gov entitled to say this - delusional. #UK much smaller than #EU and more exposed to EU economically than vice-versa. Sovereignty argument coming through strongly here.
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#Draadje
De BELANGRIJKSTE punten uit de #CETA-speech van @thierrybaudet. De #EU onderhandelt namens 27(26) landen en dus NIET namens #Nederland.
#OneSizeFitsNoOne
Vergelijkbaar probleem: de #ECB KAN geen rentevoet vaststellen die voor elk EU-land goed is.
#Nederland wordt nu al gedwarsboomd BINNEN de #EU
Voorbeeld: #Frankrijk zorgde dat de NL #pulsvisserij kapot werd gemaakt. #CETA is een ondermijning van onze #democratie en #soevereiniteit.
De #anywheres profiteren, de #somewheres verliezen hun stem.
Kunnen we na #CETA nog voorwaarden stellen aan producten uit Canada? We geven iets weg wat we NOOIT meer terug kunnen krijgen. Lobbyisten van #multinationals krijgen NOG MEER invloed ten koste van de gewone burgers. De weg ligt open voor #procedeerclubs als #Urgenda.
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1. Dear #WeThePeople of the LEFT

U have correctly identified the problem - that a 1% ELITE controls our government

But your solution of SOCIALISM is misguided

Let’s work TOGETHER to destroy this ELITE class

ONE ISSUE POLITICS - Destroy the Elite

#EndTheFed
2A. From @noamchomskyT
Requiem for the American Dream

“If u look at wealth distribution, the (income) inequality mostly comes from super-wealth -.. the top 1/10th of a %... If u check u find that over the course of these years the govt policy has been modified ...
2B. “.. AGAINST THE WILL OF THE POPULATION to provide enormous benefits to the very rich... Real incomes have stagnated for over 30 years. The MIDDLE CLASS in that sense.. is under severe attack. A significant part of the AMERICAN DREAM is class mobility... It’s all collapsed.”
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#GE2019 #GeneralElection2019

Are you still #undecided?
Are you thinking of voting #LibDem? Think very hard: your vote may get you a very bad #Brexit.
You want to #Remain & that's why you're voting #LibDem?
But the #LibDems can't #RevokeArticle50 unless they win the election. In 2017 they won 12 seats. They need 326 MPs to win. How many do they need to claim a mandate to #Revoke?
Maybe the #LibDems can form a minority government?
Could a minority government #RevokeArticle50? Even for that the #LibDems would need at least 200 seats. And what other parties would they then need for success? The #SNP might vote to #RevokeArticle50, but would they be enough?
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#India has lost $7 billion #WTO case against US. Meanwhile #China has won its case with WTO allowing the Chinese to impose a $3.6 billion sanction on American goods. The verdict comes days after India US officially suspended defense cooperation. #TradeWar greatgameindia.com/india-loses-7-…
The #WTO verdict against India in favor of US in a $7 billion case comes days after India and US officially suspended defense cooperation in what is now giving rise to a full-fledged India-US #TradeWar.
greatgameindia.com/india-us-offic…
The #WTO case was filed in March 2018 by the U.S., challenging what it said were illegal export subsidies provided to #Indian firms. The decision, which can be appealed, comes amid a now full-fledged  India US #TradeWar.
greatgameindia.com/india-us-trade…
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1. The #WTO World Trade Organization, established during the #Clintons Presidency 1994

Sacrificing our Sovereignty, marching USA into the #NewWorldOrder

Approved by the likes of @senatemajldr / @SpeakerPelosi

@CongressDish

BEWARE OF THE #USMCA 👉

congressionaldish.com/cd102-the-worl…
2. The #USMCA

Think it’s about FREE TRADE with our neighbors ?

No

It’s about linking us into the #NewWorldOrder , tying us to world regulations and the UN

We desperately need #TermLimits to thwart attacks like this on American Sovereignty 👉

3. #USMCA

Free Trade agreement? Think again

#Congress is supposed to be responsible for immigration, right?

SURPRISE!

This “Treaty subordinates the United States’ sovereign power over immigration to global and multi-national bodies. USMCA Art. 16.2”

publiushuldah.wordpress.com/2019/01/27/the…
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#China #India #ModiXiSummit 2019.
Few Things not Talked, But are Conveyed & Understood in Unspoken & Informal Communication Arena !?

Twelve (12) Points;

1. #Kashmir ; No mediation Please
2. #CPEC through PoK ; NO GO Please
3. #Terrorism ; Radical Islamic Terrorism
Contd
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4. #Pakistan ; Go, Went & Gone.
5. #POK ; Next. When ?
6. #Trade ; Need for Balance.
7. Mutual Trust, People to People - Contact & Connect.
8. Convergences on #WTO, Climate Change, Globalisation & Terrorism.
Contd...
3/n
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9. Respect each other's Sensitivities, Core Concerns & National Interests.
10. Resolve Boundary Issue/Question/Dispute & Complete LAC Exchange of Perceptions. Peace & Tranquility at LAC.
Contd..
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With my last drop of CJEU judgments brainpower for the week, here are some key points from the global takedown of #Facebook defamatory comments case published yesterday #Glawischnig Long thread alert! 1/x curia.europa.eu/juris/document…
Setting the scene: this is not a data protection or #privacy case. This is a case concerning deletion of information, but grounded on defamation. It is irrelevant for the case at hand that those comments contained personal data, even if they did. 2/
Fun fact: the #GDPR specifically excludes from its scope of application those situations which also fall under the scope of liability rules for intermediary service providers, Art 12 to 15 from eCommerce Directive, precisely what the CJEU was asked to interpret. 3/
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Francois Villeroy de Galhau “we pay attention to market signals but we must not be market dependent. that includes not being overly sensitive to market based measures of inflation expectations”
Very grim diagnostic of the current state of global cooperation by @arvindsubraman Hard to disagree.
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¿Has oído hablar del Tribunal Multilateral de Inversiones? #MultInvCourt

Una especie de corte mundial para ampliar los privilegios de las corporaciones transnacionales. Se negocia en la Comisión de Naciones Unidas para el Derecho Mercantil (#UNCITRAL).

Abro hilo ⤵️ #StopISDS
1⃣ Los acuerdos de comercio e inversión representan una forma para que las empresas multinacionales y millonarios se enriquezcan a costa de la gente de a pie. Eso es lo que la UE ha hecho durante 50 años con el mecanismo de ‘solución de controversias inversor-Estado’, o #ISDS.
2⃣ El arbitraje de inversiones o mecanismo de ‘solución de controversias inversor-Estado’ es un privilegio especial del que han abusado muchas multinacionales. Es un aspecto desconocido de los tratados comerciales para gran parte de la sociedad. #StopISDS cuartopoder.es/economia/2019/…
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🇺🇸 🇨🇳 *U.S. WAITING TO HEAR FROM #CHINA ON TRADE DEAL, KUDLOW SAYS - BBG
*KUDLOW EXPECTS U.S.-CHINA MEETING IN MARCH IN MAR-A-LAGO
*TRUMP, LIGHTHIZER ARE VERY CLOSE, KUDLOW TELLS CNBC
🇺🇸 🇨🇳 #CHINA WOULD HAVE TO NOTE ANY FX INTERVENTION UNDER DEAL: KUDLOW - BBG
🇺🇸 🇨🇳 *MNUCHIN SAYS #CHINA #TRADE TALKS INCLUDE 150-PAGE DOCUMENT - BBG
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1/ war paint on & we're ready to #EURockNRoll 🇪🇺🇬🇧👊

Protesting outside Parliament today over the #MeaninglessVote

Your deal is dead @theresa_may! Plan B is Plan A - and it's not good enough for #Britain!

It's time for the people to demand a #FinalSay on this mess
#StopBrexit
2/ there appears to be massive @UKIP and @LeaveMnsLeave #WTO rules protest and march occurring.

Not enough Remainers on the ground to counter & the atmosphere is very toxic.

I was immediately called every name under the sun and told I am a disgrace. 🙄
3/ I had to take a photo of this dude.... I'll give it to him - his costume is great! 😂🤣😂 #LeaveMeansLeave
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@JamesDelingpole Two issues with your piece.
N°1: you assert, "Britain traded perfectly well for the large chunk of history it has spent outside the EU." This is a spurious argument. The EU didn't exist then. We are going from the best possible trade terms with the EU (SM+CU) to worst (#WTO).
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@JamesDelingpole This will not just impact our trade with EU27 + EEA/EFTA4, but also with those countries with trade with via EU FTAs and those countries we trade with on WTO+++ terms, the '+++' furnished by the EU's 759 facilities that improve on #WTO terms.
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@JamesDelingpole Only 16% of UK's trade is on WTO terms alone.

You're proposing that we dramatically downgrade 100% of our trade to WTO terms alone, at the stroke of a pen. This is insanity. It has taken decades to reach to position we're in today. No wonder Mogg says 50yrs to recover!
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1/ This #Get2KnowWTO campaign is really a new low for the hard brexiters. This has gone from moronic flag-waving to something approaching outright disinformation. NO WTO experts think that WTO is a good option for the UK. NONE. #Brexit #WTO
2/ Claim - 164 countries in the world trade under WTO rules - this is what is known as a 'lie of omission'.
3/ "Six of the EU's top 10 trading partners trade under wto rules including the USA."
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