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The Suffocation of Democracy

By: Christopher R. Browning

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As a historian specializing in the #Holocaust, #Nazi Germany, and #Europe in the era of the world wars, I have been repeatedly asked about the degree to which the current situation in the United States resembles the interwar period and the rise of #fascism in Europe.
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I would note several troubling similarities and one important but equally troubling difference.

In the 1920s, the US pursued #isolationism in foreign #policy and rejected participation in international organizations like the League of Nations.
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Hello #WordPress ecosystem.
I have been invited to share my #knowledge at an upcoming #WordCamp in #Africa.
Unfortunately I can’t afford the travel expenses, so I’m sending out this “message in a bottle” to see if any company out there is willing to #sponsor me.
#design
#workshop
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I need to expand on this, I guess.
Yes, wonderful @yoast has established a #diversityfund and has graciously sponsored 2 of the 9 #WordCamp I have spoken at this year.
Me has sponsored all the rest, investing close to 3000€ to date.
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I am self employed and a sole provider. This means that I can only rely on myself to sustain my mortgage and my living costs.
It also means that when I travel to speak at Camps I can’t work, so I am spending and not earning.
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How Europe Raped Africa

The Berlin conference of 1884 is where European colonising nations basically carved up Africa. Historians refer to it as “the scramble for Africa”.

#Africa #Europe #WhiteSupremacy
The countries represented at the time included Austria-Hungary, Belgium, Denmark, #France, #Germany, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, #Russia, #Spain, Sweden-Norway (unified from 1814-1905), #Turkey, and the United States of #America.
The Conference of 1884–85, also known as the Congo Conference, regulated European colonization and trade in #Africa during the New Imperialism period and coincided with Germany's sudden emergence as an imperial power.
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Maybe the question is not only about #JuniorDevs but rather how do we grow the talent that organizations & the industry needs.

I am the proud product of an internship program that was started by a passionate returnee technologist who had worked at Bell Labs #DevDiscuss
The model used was:

1. Identify bright young pre-college students

2. Embed them with full-time developers (employees) and find ways to develop their skills and harness their eagerness to learn by working on real-world client projects

#DevDiscuss
3. Focus on the hard skills, and the soft skills - time keeping, communication, team playing, learning, presentation skills in the same vein

4. During university a 30 min public transport ride away, they would work 16 hours a week plus (2 half days and Saturday)

#DevDiscuss
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There's been so much hype about #Zanzibar, but at the same time, a few people weren't particularly thrilled. Had to go find out for myself ,so some friends and I planned a trip. What I think? Top rating for beaches, good food, so much to see, history. Read this thread... #Travel
From #DaresSalaam, you have the options of flying or going by ferry to #Zanzibar. On the other hand, you could fly directly there. We spent a few days in Dar, then we went by ferry...it cost $35 per person for economy and $50 per person for VIP. We travelled in the VIP section.
It takes 1hr30mins to get to Zanzibar by ferry. It could take longer when it's turbulent. The hotel we stayed in was an hour away from stone town. We stayed in Nungwi which is North of Zanzibar. #Travel #Africa #Tanzania #holidays
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Looking to #invest in the #Uranium space? 🌊🚢 For the average #investor the choices are limited in this tiny niche sector with only ~60 companies left standing, compared to over 500 during last #U3O8 Bull market. In this thread I will try to lay out some of your options... 🗂️
If you want lowest risk #investment in #uranium then best option is an unleveraged exchange-traded Fund that holds Physical #U3O8. ⚛️ In North America that's Uranium Participation (Canada: $U US: $URPTF) & in UK that's Yellow Cake PLC on London Stock Exchange (#AIM: $YCA) ✍🏼
If you prefer to invest in baskets of #uranium #stocks through ETF's for 1-trade in & out #U3O8 sector exposure, only 2 real choices. In North America, Global X Uranium ETF on #NYSE: $URA Indexed by Market Cap📊 In UK, Geiger Counter Ltd Fund on LSE: $GCL cherry-picked by PM's🍒
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One of the reasons we do not want the #BRITISH in #Africa is because of the rubbish about we, the Natives. We do not want you here, even if you 'spoke to our 'leaders''... peddling your #bigwhitelies to a population for pity. You know NOTHING ABOUT us..
#propaganda
#LiesLiesLies
Nor do you make an 'effort' to ASK - instead, with a mule-headed white stubborness, you say we know nothing. Well, let us educate you 101 @BBCBreaking and @theresa_may. The picture you used - those elephants were NAPPING - SLEEPING 😂
#thebigwhitelie
#thebigwhiteconservationlie
Because the Brits are so QUICK to judge the 'AFRICAN' as 'backward' and use this propaganda that we're a 'wild and wicked bunch of helpless idiots' who cannot take care of their own wild life when the truth is - the poaching trade is controlled by CAUCASIANS and called #hunting
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"The Pentagon Wants To Pull Special Operations Forces Out Of #Africa. That’s A Huge Mistake." By former commander of SOCAFRICA @GenDonBolduc. Via @SOFNewsUpdate taskandpurpose.com/special-operat…
During his 4 years at @USAfricaCommand, SOCAFRICA conducted special operations activities in 28 countries through 96 mission sets, supporting 886 tasks, & 7 named operations as a component of #AFRICOM.
From 2013-2017, SOCAFRICA’s primary focus was on helping US partners to contain, disrupt, degrade and neutralize Violent Extremist Organizations.
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Calculations are based on $2,497 / 412 lbs. = $6.06, this average will run from $6.50 to $6.75 per pound for #organic pasture grazed, grass-fed beef. This is about the price of one pound of ground grass-fed beef at a #farmersmarket or at #WholeFoodsMarket. 1 pound is 0.453592kg
...apologies for the heart attacks based on earlier tweets with the extra zero. [I gave myself one too] This is the dressed weight price - or carcass of the cow alone.
#BeefPrices
#CattlePrices
#thebigwhitelie
"Dressed weight refers to the weight of an animal after being partially butchered, removing all the internal organs and oftentimes the head as well as inedible portions of the tail and legs." The Beef Site. November 22, 2006.
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Gerd Müller, #German Minister for Economic Cooperation & Dev't will be meeting Amira Elfadil, Acting Chairperson of the #AUC & Commissioner of Social Affairs on issues, among others, German support to #Agenda2063 with a focus on regional integration, employment,& peace & security
Update: Gerd Müller is also expected to meet with Abraham Tekeste, Minister of Finance & Economic Cooperation, tomorrow afternoon & discuss on issues, among others, business environment, fostering econ development & job creation for Ethiopia's burgeoning youth #Germany #Ethiopia
#German minister pushes for free trade deal ahead of #Africa trip
p.dw.com/p/33Ul9?maca=e…
Germany’s development minister Gerd Müller is promoting a "customs-free trade deal in Africa" ahead of his seven-nation Africa visit. Experts say the real issues are being ignored.
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The Money is BIG @bonifacemwangi BIG. Land issues of #Samburu #Maa, #Rendille #Pokot is Politicians + #NIRT with #GoK behind them - and behind the land sales - they also use @NPSOfficial_KE, @AP's to evict pastoralists.
@ckfoot @gathara @alaminkimathi
Because it seems that this line of #CONservation has gotten international attention and more people are decrying the evictions of land from the indigenous community - the conservationists have taken an ugly turn - Sell wildlife....
#CONservation
#TheBigWhiteLie
@NationBreaking
Yet this is just as disastrous as evicting indigenous pastoralists.
• WILD LIFE belongs to #KENYANS as a whole, it cannot belong to eg, #NRT because it happens to be within those fences - fences which we agree, were put up illegally.
#thebigwhitelie
#thebigconservationlie
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#Obama #Africa #WhiteGenocide #LandTheft

Mainstream media in the USA is silent and complaisant.
RACIST Obama finds white genocide agenda "inspiring"

For 20 years by his own accord he was mentored & spiritually led by Muslim Brotherhood Activist Jeremiah Wright [famous for his invocations of damning white people to hell] with frequent comments of "God Damn America!"
stop-obama-now.net/jehovah-is-all…
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#Ethiopia:The fed defense forcea moving into #Jigjiga city, the capital of the Ethiopian #Somali regional state, after attempts to summon the region's Pres., Abdi Illey, to #AddisAbeba failed & reports that he ordered thousands of Liyu Police to move to the city. 📷 @oladmohamed
Update:This came after Abdi sent members of Liyu police to disrupt ongoing meeting by hundreds of Ethio #Somalis in #DireDawa city. As partial result of the threat the city declared a military command post on Thursday. The gathering in Dire Dawa is called to denounce Abdi Illey.
Update: As per a gov source, since Thursday, thousands of members of the Liyu Police were told by Abdi to move into #Jigjiga. He was then asked to come with key members of his cabinet to AA to discuss the ongoing situation. "He declined & the security situation calls for caution"
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US prepares to reduce troops and shed missions in #Africa nyti.ms/2n11gVo The drawdown in Africa, Gen Waldhauser said, will include the departure of hundreds of Special Operations troops and their support forces.
It will begin in #Cameroon “where American war planners believe their efforts to train that country’s special operations forces have been largely successful” (!!!!!!!!) US has 300 troops in #Cameroon a country whose army has been systematically involved in human rights violations
@amnesty and @ForensicArchi have uncovered the presence of US military personnel in #Cameroon army base known as #Salak where hundreds of #BokoHaram suspects have been routinely held incommunicado and tortured. See here: amnesty.org/en/documents/a… and forensic-architecture.org/case/cameroon/
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.@ATAFtax launches 2018 African Tax Outlook. #ATAFNexus2018
Average #tax to GDP ratio for #Africa was 16.2% in 2016 compared to the 34.3% @OECD average and 22.8% in Latin America.
#VAT was the highest contributor to #tax revenue in all countries. Personal income tax came second (lower in ECOWAS at 13% compared to 23% in SADC and EAC).
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President Obasanjo once called maintaining Nigeria Airways (NAL) irresponsible. Six years later, one of his successors, despite a petition from former NAL employees appealing for ₦45 billion in severance pay, is shopping the world for an investor for a proposed national carrier.
Between a ferocious fight over revenue sharing, and ignoring the obvious on Boko Haram, bad ideas seem to die slowly, such that it has almost obscured the recognition Nigeria’s music industry got from the world’s largest music label.
The latest #BokoHaram attacks don't suggest a resurgence of the group so much as they demonstrate its resilience, capacity for strategic hibernation and stealth.

They also indicate that the financing with which it procures weapons and its recruitment remain largely uninhibited.
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1. Hilo sobre el extrañísimo combo Sharia, Feminismo, Diversidad Sexual y Derechos Humanos:

⬇️

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I forewarn anyone reading this article:

There are some of the most graphic images of atrocities committed by Islam against children inside (there is a warning message before images)
They include Nigerians burnt alive, their bodies disembowled, beheaded... But it has to be shown.
Inside the article is a journey discovering the hypocrisy of #BigTech & Mainstream Media.
Example:
Fulani Herdsmen of Nigeria are a radical Islamic extremist group responsible for the murder of tens of thousands of Christians.
Google/Wiki show HAPPY pics- they are MURDERERS.
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A Surprising Thread of Tweets: To discover who are the attendees of the #US Embassy celebration in #Jerusalem

#US Embassy celebrations: A who's who of the Israeli arms trade

972mag.com/u-s-embassy-op… via @972mag
Only 30 countries took part in the #Israeli Foreign Ministry’s gala celebrating the new #US embassy in #Jerusalem last week. Not coincidentally, Israel’s ties with most of them are based on arms sales used to carry out gross human rights violations
Following 1967 War, #Israel began a diplomatic campaign to convince countries to oppose resolutions demanding it to unilaterally withdraw from the occupied territories. Israel attempted to buy votes of "murderous dictatorships" & military juntas in exchange for weapons & training
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🚨🔥Does Standard Hotel link to #ratlines #UraniumOne #U1 & other resources???🔥🚨

Uranium from Shinkolobwe mines in DRC Congo(former Zaire) moves thru port in Mombasa Kenya

#MAGA #KAG @POTUS #QAnon #TheRainMakers #PedoGate #opioids #ObamaGate #CBTS
Kenyan police arrested 12 in ‘02 Mombasa bombing of Israeli hotel

6 Pakistani
4 Somalis
1 Spain (Jose Tena)
1 US (Alicia K)

Bomb followed by attempted missile attack of Israeli charter #Israel #MAGA @POTUS #WWG1WWA #TheRainMakers #QAnon #PedoGate

rte.ie/news/2002/1129…
Two in ‘02 Mombasa Kenya bombing were daughter & son-in-law of USA*ID employee w ties to Africa incl Zaire (DRC Congo), Kenya, Egypt, etc

🚨Jose Tena & Alicia Kalhammer - husband & wife🙄

Kenyan police arrested them but the pair were released w help from diplomatic ties
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Anyone seeing a pattern? 🧐

#corruption

#QAnon #TheStormIsHere #DrainTheSwamp @POTUS #WWGOWGA

1) Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye sentenced to 24 years for Corruption

npr.org/sections/thetw…
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1) Today Whistle-blower #ChristopherWylie appeared in front of #British #MPs.

Did he inadvertently connect the dots on the very strange and developing relationship between the #democrat party and #MuslimBrotherhood?

#QanonPosts #Q #QAnon @POTUS #TheStorm #MAGA #DrainTheSwamp
2) Wylie was testifying about his work for #CambridgeAnalytica and while testifying, he revealed his predecessor was found dead in a hotel room... in #Kenya. Why does that matter?

#Africa #QAnon @POTUS #DrainTheDeepState #CORRUPTION #MurdochMysteries

dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5…
3) Recall recent #Q post regarding #Kenya.

His predecessor Dan Mursean died mysteriously in Kenyan hotel room in 2012 working for President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election campaign.

Look at #QanonPosts below.

MB = #MuslimBrotherhood.

Something's swirling.

#MAGA #Weird #QAnon
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