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In 1971, David Bergamini, a popular science writer, published a bombshell of a book (nearly 1,400 pages) which forcefully threw the mask off Showa Emperor Hirohito by alleging he was no ceremonial relic or dupe of Japanese military but an active warmonger. (1/22) #Japan #History Image
Bergamini, born in Japan (but schooled in Hankow, China), had trawled through more than 30,000 pages of Japanese documents and US intel. reports, done 140,000 pages of collateral reading, 272 reference books, 50,000 pages of testimony from the Tokyo war crimes trial...(2/22) Image
...5,613 pages of diaries kept by high Japanese officials in his quest to understand what had made the intelligent, artistic Japanese people turn to war. His formidable research revealed Emperor Hirohito and his courtiers had been plotting a war against the West since the 1920s. Image
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Lets list in my opinion the worst decisions taken or nearly taken by largest navies around the world. #εpsilon Image
The #USNavy #Zumwaltclass destroyers were supposed to have #AGS capable of firing ultra long range 155mm shells, have no shells as they were canceled. Now, to re-add the X-factor the #USN is replacing AGS guns with VLS for upto 12 hypersonic missiles. Costing a lot of $$$$$$$$$s Image
Once the greatest #Navy on Earth, decided it was too great and powerful to have a ship mounted AShM. The #Brits decided #RoyalNavy could retire its #Harpoons without procuring a replacement anytime soon. Luckily , it didnt happen. This is why I feel #UK will cause #AUKUS to fail? Image
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𝐗𝐢 𝐉𝐢𝐧𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐠'𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐢𝐠𝐧 𝐛𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐩𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 & 𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐲 𝐥𝐚𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐲𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐞:

Exposing #XiJinping's family corruption business & Tagging all who towed #DalaiLama Fake campaign so as to identify paid Wumao members.

A THREAD . . . Image
1. His younger brother Xi Yuanping is a permanent resident of #HongKong with an #Australian PR. He is the president of the International #Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Association. Image
2. The eldest sister, Qi Qiaoqiao (follows her mother’s surname), is a naturalized #Canadian and the chairman of #Beijing Zhongminxin Real Estate Development Co., Ltd. Image
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A 🧵on #Australian government's #COVID19 Vaccine Claims Scheme which has been made available to #Australian's if there are side effects, adverse events and/or Serious and life-threatening side effects (rare) from "safe and Effective" #COVID19 vaccines.
An article by Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) published an year ago highlighted that more than 10,000 Australians (at least) are planning to claim under the Serious and life-threatening side effects.

What does the #COVID19 Vaccine Claims Scheme cover?

1. Key eligibility - see attached.

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A 🧵 on FOI 3953 focusing on email chains (Year 2021) between .@Twitter .@facebook and Dept. of Health & Aged Care #Australia

The Dept. has spent over $9.8 Million (AUD) on #COVID19 social media related activities from March 2020 - Sept 2022

Dept. was in direct contact with .@facebook in 2021.

Here is an e-mail chain where Dept. reached out to Facebook regarding a phone call from Anti COVID vaxer (context - Harassment) and a social media post on their Facebook page.


In this e-mail chain, Dept. reached out to .@facebook flagging a Facebook group where members shared their #COVID19 vaccine reactions.

Dept. also flagged a group on .@instagram

Facebook took the group down (policy violation).


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#AdaniGroup #GQGPartners $2Bn Block Deal is FAILSthe SMELL TEST in my opinion….. here is why

1) Avg PE Multiple of all the PUBLIC Portfolios of #GQGPartners is 7 to 8X …. Adani Stocks bought are at 25x, 144x, 89x & 77x.
2) NO MONEY goes to the Co. ONLY PROMOTER margin call
Let’s look at #GQGPartners in more detail. Here is an interesting Interview & Bloomberg

On the 3rd Minute he discusses Adani. Does not matter in my view & I will explain in new few tweets…
Average Price Earnings (PE) of EM Portfolio is just 7X … all Adani Stocks are 26X to 144X Image
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Is the Department of Health and Aged care, The TGA and ATAGI telling #Australian's the true picture of rise in Myocarditis (and it's seriousness) cases in #Australia post Covid-19 mRNA vaccines?

A 🧵 - 👇🏽

Like many (including myself), before mid-2021 (and certainly not in 2020) heard of Myocarditis (A rare heart disease). However, Mid 2021 this "rare" heart disease was not rare anymore.

In the #COVID19 Vaccine safety report published on 27th May 2021, TGA #Australia for the first time mentioned that they were investigating small number of Australian cases for Myocarditis and Pericarditis following #Pfizer vaccine.…

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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Google's chatbot panic; and more!

Archived at:…

#Pluralistic 1/ Tweedledee and Tweedledum, standing at the bottom of Humpty
This is the last day (Feb 17) of my #Australian tour for my book #ChokepointCapitalism with my co-author, #rgibli. We'll be in #Canberra at the Australian Digital Alliance Copyright Forum:… 2/
Google's chatbot panic: On the infinite insecurities of a self-styled creative genius who really just buys other people's ideas.

3/  Image: Cryteria (modified)
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Those of you still laboring under the illusion that Western democracies and their media are "free" need to wake up. Western states decide what can and cannot be talked about - not through forced censorship, but through ownership. (1/n) #ohiotrainderailment #OhioChernobyl A 🧵
The way it works is that politicians are elected via expensive election campaigns requiring huge corporate sponsorship. So they are beholden to big corporates for their survival. The same big corporates own the press. (2/n)
So the big corporates tell politicians (whom they own) what to do and they then tell the press (which they own) to run stories that support the things that the politicians do at their bidding. The system works smoothly and nobody is the wiser. (3/n)
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1/14 #Men and #women experience disease differently. This is reminiscent of #SyndromeX and other chronic disease like #MECFS, #slow #virus manifestations, and even #LongCovid and post-acute sequelae of #SARSCoV2.

A thread summary article 🧵….
2/14 "#Women are up to 75 per cent more likely to experience #adverse #reactions to #prescription #drugs than #men because of a range of differences in #traits between the #sexes, according to a new study from The #Australian #National #University (#ANU)."
3/14 "The researchers believe more should be done to take this into account when treating #diseases."
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India's relations with the outside world will be the other test before we can claim to be on solid ground. This essentially means dealing with other countries, especially our neighbours and the big powers, in a manner that ensures peace and security.
According to the theories that currently carry conviction, there are three basic ways of achieving this result—


This mix is regarded as the mantra of a good national
But to be historically correct, it must be pointed out that this mantra is neither new nor a Western discovery. As a matter of fact,the basic premise of it has been around for centuries.
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NEW: US to increase rotational forces in #Australia, including US bombers, fighters and @USArmy capabilities, per @SecDef, follow mtg w/@SecBlinken & their Australian counterparts
MORE: #Japan also invited to integrate w/US-#Australia force posture, per @SecDef
US help w/nuclear powered subs "will transform #Australia's strategic posture" per #Australian DefMin @RichardMarlesMP
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Good morning twitter! I'm @mariarostrublee Associate Prof at @MonashUni @MonashPolsIR in International Relations, where I teach & do research on international security -- especially related to #nuclear I look forward to sharing my day with you for @nuclearsciweek #WiNTakeOver22
@mariarostrublee @MonashUni @MonashPolsIR @nuclearsciweek I'm working from home today in the gorgeous city of Melbourne, so I started off with a walk with my amazing dog Champ, who is now enjoying a bit of a nap. Dog sitting outdoorsDog sleeping on couch
@mariarostrublee @MonashUni @MonashPolsIR @nuclearsciweek I'm an expert in #nuclear politics, rather than #nuclearscience -- and I'm delighted to share how the field needs fantastic women in nuclear policy and analysis
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@andrewjteacher @GeorgeNHammond @ftweekend @GrenfellUnited @officialJ4G Also worth reading a the earlier #Australian #LacrosseFire ruling which may present a cost recovery option for the contractor under vicarious liability against project principals

Three appealed but judge also found against them.…
@andrewjteacher @GeorgeNHammond @ftweekend @GrenfellUnited @officialJ4G Then there’s this gem of a case & ruling also upheld on appeal

Sahib Foods Ltd v Paskin Kyriakides Sands (a firm) [2003] EWCA Civ 1832

Hence predict stormy waters ahead for developers, contractors, architects, specifies, consultant (fire) engineers etc…
@andrewjteacher @GeorgeNHammond @ftweekend @GrenfellUnited @officialJ4G Finally there’s the post #grenfell remediation cases where the mistakes of the past & present are being quietly swept under the carpet
housing providers charging leaseholders again for another round of fire door works
manufactures + test houses lobbying @GOVUK
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#Cambodia foreign minister Prak Sokhonn briefed diplomatic corps and journalists at the foreign ministry today on his second official trip to #Myanmar as #Asean special envoy. Here are some takeaways: ... 👇 ImageImageImage
1) Prak Sokhonn said despite requesting "again and again" to meet Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and her lawyer(s) as well as ex-first lady Daw Su Su Lwin, he couldn't get access to them with reasons cited by #Tatmadaw:

- Cases in court proceeding (ASSK/Lawyer).
- Health condition (SSL).
2) After meeting #Tatmadaw boss Snr Gen Min Aung Hlaing and chief negotiator Lt Gen Yar Pyae, Prak Sokhonn said @NUGMyanmar's People's Defence Force appears to also have a "share of responsibility" on violence, vandalism, and murders of civil servants.
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1. good morning,my #Australian #FOIA hearing took place last night (CET time) in #Canberra: I am represented by the excellent #Australian lawyers,@BarnsGreg and @peterbolam. @BarnsGreg grilled @dfat which refuses to release me the #FOIA docs on Julian #Assange.
2.I've been fighting my #FOIA litigation in #UK,#US, #Australia,#Sweden since 2015 to access the full documents on #Assange & the #WikiLeaks journos to reconstruct the case factually:without hard facts,we just have opinions,uncertainty and the government can manipulate us at will
3.#FOIA is one of the very few tools that we investigative journalists have to unearth facts and reconstruct facts thoroughly and rigorously. Never leave facts in the hands of the government: it will manipulate facts at will to fit its agenda
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#NZ This is a long thread on the issue of harassment & threats made against #WomenInLeadership, primarily #WomenInPolitics.

⬇️ Reviews incidents over time, highlights the danger & escalation of #misogyny & the real life consequences on the personal & our democratic institutions.
This thread is being woven, the week Michael Cruickshank was sentenced to jail in #NZ for threatening to blow our #WomanPrimeMinister’s head off & to “..wipe you off this f---planet”- Also arrested this week Richard Sivell who has allegedly been posting threatening messages.
Here you can take a look at #OnlineAbuse ~ ⬇️ is a really useful article by @shesource & @WMCLive that names online hostile behaviour, how it is that #Women are targeted, & explains why “online harassment exists on a continuum with offline violence”…
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Looks like #western & #Australian analysts are finally waking up to what I've been publicly stating here for the last two weeks .
#Kiev & #Kharkiv are distractions , the real game is in #southeastern #Ukraine .…
In the Southeast sector #Russia has no #logistics problems with supplies getting trucked in via the DPR & LPR .If anything the #Ukrainian forces stuck here have logistics trouble with supply lines stretching to #Lviv nearly 1200km away ,nothing is getting out of #Kiev ,#Kharkiv .
To their credit #Ukrainian forces seem to have Prepositioned significant ammunition , troops & equipment in hardened dispersed storages in the east which they're using to fight on .
Of late #Russians have been Targeting these stores unerringly.
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1/ Bill, l #Australia is NOT "the answer" to the next #pandemic if all countries responded the same

#disease, #poverty, #child dev dont go on vacation for a #pandemic. All of these will always lead to > death than the pandemic if Australian measures are enacted

We'll explain...

1) #UNICEF has >500M in severe poverty due to measures advocated by you and #Australia and NZ. 1:10 will die from severe poverty

Conservatively, that is > 10M deaths. & If all had done that millions more would die for just poverty

And #children die the most from poverty
2) 15M #cancer #patients need #Treatments. Over 50% aren't compliant & new diagnoses are down ~70%

Combined, we have ensured from #COVID19 measures the deaths of 5-10M cancer patients, conservatively

Those #s increase with a global #Australian / NZ response
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Taking the low road: #China’s influence in #Australian states and territories

Australia’s states, territories and communities enjoyed close and mutually beneficial relations with China for four decades from the late 1970s through to Xi Jinping’s rise to power in the 2010s.
With Xi’s ascent, authorities in China began leveraging longstanding subnational partnerships with Australian state and territory governments, universities, business associations, community organisations and Chinese-language media to voice their support for China’s
geopolitical interests in the region, in some cases contrary to Australia’s national interests. State and territory governments that had little formal role to play in national security could no longer escape it.
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Notes from my book: Receiving many messages, DM’s & emails over ‘safeguarding’. I have worked in this industry for 30 years. Safeguarding chapter: #MentalHeath professionals are human & make mistakes, because they are human. They are first & fore-mostly trained in #safeguarding
Their ethos is to ‘Do No Harm’. Most people don’t understand what this means. #Therapists & mental health professionals disagree on many issues. They are divided on what safeguarding means to them #Childsafety & #childprotection have always been fraught by #childsafety challenges
In 2015, I began raising #safeguarding concerns with My regulatory board & the #psychology organisations. These were serious concerns. Over those years, I was ignored, brushed off, #silenced or told it wasn’t a problem. The Australian Senate held an #inquiry into our regulatory
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1. Today marks #1000Days #Assange was imprisoned in #Belmarsh,after 9yrs of #ArbitraryDetention.Since 2015,I've been fighting a trench warfare to obtain the full documents on the case.I'll keep fighting,however if you have them,please share them SAFELY:…
2. if you need to check that my #SecureDrop complies with the security requirements which makes it suitable to share documents safely, please check the @FreedomofPress directory:
3. what I need:
- the FULL correspondence between #US,#UK,#Swedish,#Australian authorities on Julian #Assange and the #WikiLeaks journalists
- any relevant document on the #CIA attempts to poison/kidnap Julian #Assange and the #WikiLeaks journalists
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