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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 09/08/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/09/08/dai…
An Interview with Zeynep Tufekci about Lessons from the Pandemic and the Crisis of Authority

stratechery.com/2021/an-interv…

#COVID19 #PandemicResponse #authority #consequences #sociology #paywall
Archie Cochrane and the Early Days of Evidence-Based Medicine: Seeing Medicine through the Eyes of Philosophy

jmedic.medium.com/archie-cochran…

#EvidenceBasedMedicine #philosophy #ArchieCochrane #history
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Here's a fun #NINO - the UK's National Insurance Number - [Thread] to start the weekend 👇

Maybe I should do an #NHSnumber one sometime? It's a fascinating story, which (ironically) starts with these...
[With thanks to @guy_herbert, @TomSamaki, @PrivacyMatters & others for encouragement!]

Before I start a geeky 'deep dive' on the #NHSnumber, to provide some (personal/professional) context that will hopefully become apparent, I'll just drop these two images here:
So, to begin.

After the Second World War, in a time when we started to think (again) what a #civilised society would be, and when our leaders tried to agree #principles like #UDHR that might prevent the recurrence of genocide, and support #dignity and #HumanRights for all...
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After I struggled for a whole year getting my divorce from the Kadhi's Court because my ex simply refused to give it to me out of spite, yet he moved on got married and lived his life.
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#MarriageShackles
The Kadhi’s Court did not enforce any sharia law on the fact that if he still said I’m his wife why wasn’t he obligated to taking care of my living expenses, my sexual needs as decreed in the sharia?
While I was left tied to a non-existent marriage with no way of moving on was both depressing and demoralizing by ever counting on this court to give me my right fairly. #kadhiscourtorpartriachialcourt
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- SALT Story -

“I don’t know whether to be happy or sad that my story is not unusual. If I just say that I was born to a farmer in a Solapur village, you will get the drift. My mother was very young and used to everything that comes with being a mother of five girls." (1/10)
"As the eldest, I grew up determined to be the son. Fortunately, I was good at Math. I saved myself from early marriage by getting into an engineering college on merit. My sisters were very happy." (2/10)

#realstory #Finance #womenpower
"Not because I was going to study, but because they could now share the scooty that I used to ride to school!

I am like a mother to my sisters because I do not want them to go through what I did." (3/10)

#money #education #scooty #MOTHER
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Oxford student Zaman Keinath-Esmail initiates defamatory letter demanding removal of feminist professors Selina Todd & Senia Paseta, signed by 500 students and alumni.

The modern-day witch hunt continues.

oxfordstudent.com/2020/10/09/stu…

photo: ginconferencegindc.org/leadership.html
Oh and the class aspect:

Professor Selina Todd is the author of "The Rise and Fall of the Working Class 1910-2010"

Zaman Keinath-Esmail, from a wealthy family, was until last year a high school student at Washington International School with a tuition of $44,460 a year.
[sources:
1.Selina Todd: history.ox.ac.uk/people/profess…
2. Zaman Keinath-Esmail in WIS high school 2019: ginconferencegindc.org/leadership1.ht…
3. Tuition fees for Keinath-Esmail's high school: wis.edu/admissions/tui…
4. Keinath-Esmail's self-identification as wealthy: theoxfordblue.co.uk/2020/08/02/i-a…]
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Accurate, complete and timely #information transmission, archival and retrieval are essential for the determination of #CauseAndEffect; #responsibility for #choices; #accountability for #consequences; and #judgement against #transgressions of #LargeSystem #rules and #boundaries.
Because accurate, complete, and timely #information is essential to determine #CauseAndEffect, it drives the ability of a #LargeSystem to #adapt successfully. Conversely, compromised information leads authorized #agents in the system to make decisions that result in its failure.
The basic design criteria for the flows of #information in an adaptive #LargeSystem must assure that EACH agent reports the #truth as that agent experiences it (accurate); ALL agents in the system participate in reporting (complete); and EVERY agent reports continuously (timely).
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*Singapore Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew* said there were two options for me :
*Either.....* I get corrupted and I put my family in the Forbes list of the richest people in the world and leave my people with nothing.
1/3
*Or....* I serve my country, my people and let my country be in the list of the best ten economies in the world.
*I chose the second option.*
2/3
*Lebanese politicians said,* "there were two options for us too, but the second option was already taken by the Singapore Prime Minister". ....
*We had No other Choice*
3/3
#corruption #PrimeMinisters #choices
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The International Finance Corporation says:

"#EndRacism!"

Reminder: When a "protest movement" is endorsed by EVERY part of the regime, it's not a protest movement.
Choose your side:

Are you with BLM, corporations, celebrities, all the politicians, the US State Department, and.....International Finance ✊? Or against them?🤨 #Choices
Meanwhile, not far away from the enormous "International Finance says END RACISM!" banners, another white male statue was attacked, toppled, burned --

(pro-riot @MayorBowser ordered police stand down again; no one arrested, no interventions at all):
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"At least six of Spain's 17 regions were at their limit of intensive care unit beds, and three more were close to it, authorities said. Crews of workers were frantically building more field hospitals."
oregonlive.com/coronavirus/20…
"Smaller U.S. cities are about to witness the rapid acceleration in coronavirus cases that New York is seeing."

"Nearly 15% (almost 13K) of all those infected in Spain are health care workers, hurting hospitals' efforts to help the tsunami of people gasping for breath."
"#Moscow went on its own lockdown Monday as all of Russia braced for sweeping nationwide restrictions. The Russian capital of 13 million accounts for over 1,200 of the country's more than 1,800 coronavirus cases."
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#OSHO

#Faith happens only when the #duality has fallen; it is not a #belief against #doubt.

When belief and doubts both have disappeared, then something happens which is faith, which is #trust.
When desiring disappears there is trust!

#Trust means moving with #life without any #expectations, #desires, demands of your own. Not #asking, not #complaining. Whatsoever happens, #accepting it with deepest #gratitude and #awareness.
Simply seeing the #reality, that the #opposite is implied everywhere, #trust happens.

It is not in any #helplessness that you #accept. It is simply the nature of #life that the opposite is implied.

Looking at the #fact, #truth, deep inside you, gives you trust..
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I Have been thinking as to #WhatIsMaturity ...
I used to think that maturity was about age & physical development. I was so wrong & have since found out that age is only but a number.
Below are 20 definitions of #Maturity I read recently ..
#Maturity is when:
1 We accept other people the way they are and their level of maturity
2 We understand that our ideas are not always the best
3 We learn to let go even if it pains.
4 We are able to drop expectations from a relationship and give for the sake of giving
5 We understand that whatever positive things we do, we do for our own peace
6 We stop proving to the world how RIGHT OR SUPERIOR we are.
7 We stop comparing ourself with others because life is not a competition
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It’s actually remarkable that we still fall for the sales pitch that cars equal freedom. There’s nothing free about the lack of choice that comes from car dependancy. And building our city-regions around cars is the most costly thing we can do. Does that sound “free” to you?
“Hell is other people.” — Jean-Paul Sartre.

“Traffic is other people.” — every driver.

HT @DarrenDavis10
It’s that time again. Thanksgiving traffic in the United States reminds us that we’re not stuck in traffic — we are traffic. And the only thing we’re really stuck in is the belief that we can’t make different choices. Via @DanLinden @abcnews
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