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THREAD: In 2019 @HouseIntel criminally referred Erik Prince for lying to congress in 1/17. Raise your hand if you’d like to see this blatant crime prosecuted by @TheJusticeDept & @RepAdamSchiff before the statute of limitations expires in 3 months. 1/ intelligence.house.gov/news/documents…
And the Senate Intel @MarkWarner made criminal referrals regarding Prince, #Bannon, Clovis, Trump Jr, and Kushner for lying to congress, but as with the House referral on Prince, Barr did nothing. Time for @TheJusticeDept to address these crimes. 2/ nbcnews.com/politics/justi…
I would also like to see the @HouseIntel @JacksonLeeTX18 @RepZoeLofgren make a criminal referrals regarding McGahn’s testimony this year on trump’s obstruction of justice. If not, what was the point? The Statute of Limitations expires in about 8 months. 3/ judiciary.house.gov/news/documents…
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January 2018: After the excitement of our trip ‘on the run’ in Europe, we all decided it was best that our eldest daughter James went back to boarding school in Australia. If I was going to go to gaol, we would need as much stability as possible, and it would be the safest place. Image
It was the saddest goodbye, as I couldn’t accompany her, as I would likely be arrested on arrival, and I didn’t want her there whe it happened. I was so proud of her putting on a brave face, but I knew it simply wouldn’t ‘work’ for long without her with us.
When we spoke on the phone she kept up the facade, and the extended family were great, but those with children know the ‘missing feeling’ one gets if anyone is left behind. She knew why I had to stay away, but it also hurt.
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If anyone still thinks the US are the good guys of the world consider the case of Catherine Gun.

She was a principled officer at GCHQ before the Iraq War, who (rightly) took exception to the fact the UK was tasked by the US to gather incriminating evidence on UN officials.
The reason the US wanted incriminating evidence on the UN officials was because they represented the ‘balance of power’ in the UN Security Council, and the US intended to Blackmail them to vote for war in Iraq.
That is the US was getting the UK to break the law, and be complicit in blackmail, in order to launch a war that would kill and displace (eventually) millions of people, in order to achieve US ‘foreign policy objectives’ (invasions that bring domestic electoral success)
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After the publication of the ‘Afghan Files’, I went to Spain for one last attempt to get publicity for the case. While was there the AFP raided my house and it was clear I would soon be arrested. Sarah and the girls came to join me in Spain for one last holiday.
We travelled to the Sahara desert on the Moroccan-Algerian border, and rode the camel train into the dunes. To get there we had to travel for many long days on ferries, trains, and mini-buses, sometimes all night, but they never complained.
They knew there was a warrant for my arrest, and that I may be in gaol for a long time, maybe life. Occasionally we would cry together, but they never doubted I was doing the right thing. I have never loved them so much.
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This is revolting. It’s bad enough that @charliekirk11’s TPUSA is trying 2 brain wash high school kids. Now it seems his organization employed an alleged pedophile who reportedly said he wanted to rape a 12-16 year old girl. Where is the public apology?! #Accountability 1/
I’m not saying Charlie Kirk knew what this freak said (about wanting to rape a 12-16 year old) or other illicit activities, but he & TPUSA nonetheless owe an apology to any high school students that it may have exposed to this predator. 2/
Note that Charlie Kirk’s organization (TPUSA) recently partnered w/ Jack Posobiec who spread the debunked conspiracy theory that Democrats were running a pedophile ring run out of a pizza parlor. Kirk, Posibiec, & TPUSA are trash. 3/
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All the mistakes were made in Afghanistan are being repeated re China.

1. We are blindly following the US in order to ‘make them like us’. By doing so we both empower them to pursue a reckless unilateral policy, and lose our chance to be a moderating influence.
2. We are (ostensibly) trying to influence domestic policy of a sovereign country (Human Rights) by threatening their sovereignty, and dropping bombs on them.
We have no workable plan except propaganda, and sending lots and lots of military hardware into the region which will then (magically) kill ‘the bad guys’ if they don’t do what we want, but spare the ‘women and girls’
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"#Data: a new direction" - a public consultation by @DCMS on "reforms to the UK’s #DataProtection regime":

gov.uk/government/con…

The consultation ends on 19 Nov 2021, and you can respond by e-mail to DataReformConsultation@dcms.gov.uk or online here:

dcms.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4P… Image
A quick sample of initial reactions...

We're clearly going to be hearing a lot about #LegitimateInterests, as well as #commercial and #public ones. The real question being, how do this Government's interests actually align with YOURS?

140+ pages on a Friday is a lot to digest, but @lilianedwards' "penumbra of often futile determinedly populist ideas largely not evidence-based" seems entirely consistent with @DCMS's Drunkard's Walk through #data and #ID this past year...

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BREAKING: Sedition is now on the docket.

Lawyers cite seditious conspiracy in search warrant for lawyers phone involved on January 6th.
It’s on like donkey Kong now.
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#Accountability

Learn from yourself.
1/ When I do all my research into my companies, I make up these big reports about the company. They
include my impressions on the management, the science, the manufacturing, the different drugs, the
total potential and even the valuation.
2/ I publish these reports, and most people think I do that for them. I actually do this to hold myself accountable to my decision making.
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As someone who opposes Islamophobia, why should I vote strategically for a party that drafted a dog-whistle bill around it or that voted for it, over the NDP who didn't?

#Islamophobia #Elxn44 #cdnpoli
As someone who supports labour organizing, why would I vote strategically for a party who doesn't want to strengthen labour laws to support workers during strikes and lockouts, when the NDP does?

#canlab #strike #Elxn44
As someone who wants trade deals that are good for Canada and Canadian workers and don't contain harmful ISDs and respect our sovereignty, why would I vote strategically for any party who undermines that? #trade #cdnecon #Elxn2021
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Mike Pompeo and his "well-dressed" wife blew boatloads of money that didn't belong to them. He fired all of his own oversight, during his stay with 45. We know he's involved with the Taliban. Instead of running for Governor, how 'bout he walk into a jail cell?
#Accountability
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Here we go! Mike's in the room! Image
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Jab bhi investment ki baat ho, we Indians always seek #Advice from ‘experts’ around us.

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@Brad_Celmainis @youseepeeYYC @timquerengesser @sprawlalberta @CraigBChandler @NominationW Lookout @CraigBChandler, I opened another #wikipedia article.

Craig loves #Accountability. Unless you hold him accountable for his decades of bullying LGBTQ people. Then his friends will threaten to sue you 🤣

#yyccc #yycvote #takebackcityhall #takebackthecbe
@Brad_Celmainis @youseepeeYYC @timquerengesser @sprawlalberta @CraigBChandler @NominationW His "Progressive group of independent businesses" claims to have influenced the "common sense revolution". What's that about, I wonder?
@Brad_Celmainis @youseepeeYYC @timquerengesser @sprawlalberta @CraigBChandler @NominationW I wonder how deep one would need to dig in to those groups that Chandler was trying to bring together to find more hatred? #yycvote #yyccc #takebackcityhall #takebackthecbe
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1/A thread on @ashrafghani #ashrafghani, the former President of #Afghanistan who recently fled the country. I worked with him very closely for 5 years (2007-2012) before he was President- writing speeches, researching Afghanistan etc. At that point I knew him very well.
2/Most of what is out there on #Twitter so far tends to fall into 2 camps: the “he ran off with bags of cash narrative and is a traitor” or “he tried to do the right things but was a product of circumstances.” #Afghanistan #Taliban
3/ It is the Russians that are pushing this idea that he ran off with bags of cash- which the Western press is now amplifying. No evidence for this yet except unknown “witnesses”- and the Russians have a clear motive to discredit the American-backed regime.
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#Lebanon
5:00am, youths from #Akkar exposed a tank for storing gasoline in a site in Al-Talil area, north Akkar.
A camouflaged area for building materials, but actually it was a reservoir full of gasoline for the aim of monopolizing it or smuggled it to Syria (as stated)
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The Lebanese army confiscated most of the quantity, which was about 60,000 liters, according to a video that circulated yesterday at the moment the site was revealed.
They left 20,000 liters to be distributed to the people for free.
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People with shortage of gasoline headed at dawn to the site to take advantage of the opportunity to fill in gasoline in light of the shortage of the substance and in anticipation of the crazy rise it witnessed after the lifting of subsidies.
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In Case I Don’t Make it…a thread in two parts (part 2.)…
I am mad. I am mad for a lot of reasons but this, this is too much. Too many fathers, mothers, grandparents and children have lost their lives to Covid. 26/33 #Covid_19
How many more is acceptable when we have a vaccine that - if enough people get it - could help to curb the spread of this pandemic? If I don’t make it, I send you all my love and strength for the fight ahead. 27/33 #Accountability
To my doctors I thank you from the bottom of my heart for you care. To the doctors, nurses, and first responders putting their lives at risk to care for Covid patients. Thank you. 28/33 #Covid_19
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In case I don’t make it…a thread in two parts (Part 1). Friends, I have Covid. Five days after my six year old son tested positive, and after two days of worsening symptoms, I took myself to urgent care to get tested. Things escalated quickly after I saw the doctor on call. 1/33
I have a chronic illness and am immune compromised. Having checked off a majority of the symptoms on the intake paperwork and given my medical history my test was rushed. 2/33
I was told the paperwork for a monoclonal infusion was also being rushed and that I would get a call the next day for an appointment. I got the call at 8:30 at night, several hours after I tested positive. I contacted my medical team, everyone was concerned but optimistic. 3/33
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The @IPCC_CH report will be released in the early AM tonight. I helped author it, and tomorrow I'll tweet about some of the findings re: #drought which was one of the things I worked on. In the meantime, it's worthwhile knowing a few things about the process 1/
IPCC authors like myself do not get paid! We volunteer. It's a three year commitment and it becomes a deep part of your life. Why do we do it? Because we care about making sure the world knows about what has happened and what will happen if we don't cut emissions. 2/
The text in the IPCC report went through two rounds of public peer review, during which time anyone (I mean anyone!) could read the draft and submit comments. The authors have to respond to *every* comment (there are thousands). #accountability 3/
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Hmm. So the shadowy #JBC, a part of @UKHSAgovuk (which is, I note, still answering #FOI requests as @PHE_uk 🤔) is now hiring *permanent* staff:

jobs.ac.uk/job/CHZ649/nhs…

HT @samdownie
Noting that neither @UKHSAgovuk OR the #JointBiosecurityCentre were listed as official @DHSCgovuk agencies in its latest update...

gov.uk/government/pub…
...and that, after months of delay, @DHSCgovuk FLAT OUT DENIED #JBC needed any official establishing documents, framework agreements, MoUs or data sharing agreements - and that, despite saying it "ensured robust privacy standards", it had done no #DPIAs:

whatdotheyknow.com/request/joint_…
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My daughter ("A") was supposed to have her #Ontario #G2RoadTest at the @ONtransport Toronto Port Union #DriveTest centre today (July 30th).
She booked it on April 20th (101 days ago). It got cancelled with >5 hours notice via an impersonal boilerplate notification email.
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(For those of you who haven't been involved in the #Ontario driver licensing system since ~2005, a G1 is a learner's license that allows the learning driver to drive accompanied by a full G licence driver with four years of driving experience + some other restrictions.)
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So, three months ago, I booked a personal day to accompany "A" to the #DriveTest centre for her #G2 test. Needless to say, having the raison d'être for my vacation day be cancelled that same day was an annoyance, to say the least.
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Good to see #motivation in addition to #competence, #honesty & #reliability.

It always bothered me that #sociopaths could pass Onora's three tests of #trustworthiness*; they can be entirely #competent, brutally #honest & (predictably) #reliable but...

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...I still wouldn't necessarily feel comfortable #trusting them. (The same applies to corporate entities - some possibly even more so.)

@medConfidential's formulation - #consensual, #safe and #transparent - addresses a subtly different problem, which is that NO system will...
...always be 100% #trustworthy, and certainly not 100% #trusted - given #trust is ALWAYS 'in the eye of the beholder', and NEVER a property of a system.

#Governance and #accountability are key, of course. And maybe this time, we'll actually get what is #needed - rather than...
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