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As I child I heard many Arabian tales about Jinns (pronounced #Jinnies). Jinns are spirits trapped in bottles that are mostly found at Sea shores. They are reported to grant any 3 wishes their finders ask before the fade away into thin air
And how I wished to find a Jinn. I had a thousand wishes but I could sure bottle them all into 3 wishes… 1. Never to die 2. All the money in the world 3. To stop aging at 21!
And how I pestered our parents for visits to the beach. On arrival whenever we were obliged, I never had fun with the rest of the kids. I just walked around looking for that bottle with my #Jinn!
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@Europarl_EN @EP_President cc: @ ivan_8848
War Is Inevitable?
The #war in #Ukraine started on Feb 16. Russia #responded 8 d later by preempting the Ukrainian ground assault on #Donbas.
People are dying in a #US #proxy war that was deliberately #provoked by the US-centralized empire
@Europarl_EN @EP_President The conflict in #Ukraine was not opened by #Russia on Feb 24, but by #Ukraine a week before.
- The #OSCE #France is a witness to this.
#BULLETINNo27 | MAR 2022
- Il pourrait s’agir de #mercenaires de la #CIA...
@Europarl_EN @EP_President cc: @ TaranQ
14/ "Here’s the top adviser of #Zelensky, #Arestovych in 2019 talking about how their plan to join #NATO will prompt #Russia to #invade Ukraine.“ They must do this before we join NATO.” Our #PRICE for joining NATO is a big #war with #Russia."
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Mar 1:
1/ #RussianVolunteerCorps actions in #Bryansk

“We are #Russians, and we are not #Russians”: what is known about the “#RussianVolunteerCorps

@CrimeanWind, of #Telegram, background report on #Russian ..continued

#UkraineRussiaWar #Partisans…
Mar 1:
3/ #RussianVolunteerCorps in #Bryansk

..representatives adhere to right-wing views & #Claim to have traveled the entire #FrontLine.

#Russian #Volunteer #Corps founder, #DenisKapustin (#Nikitin)..continued

#UkraineRussiaWar #Ukraine…
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#Socotra island suffering from heavy rains and floods, as occupation forces fail to provide aid.
The occupation forces abandoned the people of the occupied Socotra archipelago, suffering greatly due to damage caused by the
torrential rains during the past hours on the island.

Local sources reported that the heavy rains turned into flooding that cut roads between the cities and villages of #Socotra Island due to the tropical depression in the Arabian Sea.
The sources added that the torrential
rains washed away large areas of agricultural lands and caused damage to the homes of citizens.

The sources pointed out that the Emirati and Saudi role was absent in the disasters occurring in the occupied southern governorates, including the island of #Socotra, but they are
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I'm at the @UN today to speak about inspiring examples for the future of democracy ✨

The 1948 UN Declaration on Human Rights anchored the idea that democracy = elections.

But what if elections were *not* the heart of democracy? And this idea is limiting our imagination. A 🧵
It is relatively recently that democracy has come to be equated with elections.

The Ancient Greeks knew that elections lead to short-termism and polarisation. They mean only a narrow few have true power. In their words, they create oligarchies.
In "On Revolution", Hannah Arendt also highlighted this perversion:

"Representative government has in fact become oligarchic government...

What we today call democracy is a form of government where the few rule."
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Some thoughts and explanations on @FlareNetworks novel and decentralised governance structure involving use of #Songbird network with interesting game theory mechanics:

Quite a long thread 👇🧵

The Flare network is organised as an open ecosystem of #dApp providers, infrastructure providers (#FTSO, #Validators, #APs) and its #Citizens (FLR holders) all interacting through the network’s pre-defined contract logic.
When it comes time the need to implement changes to the network parameters, a system for governance or “rule making” is required in order to coordinate the interests of the most amount of participants in the ecosystem.
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As we already know from our first post about Munich’s sewage system it was created over 200 years ago and only happened after a big #epidemic catastrophe in which Queen Therese of Bavaria died. 1900 around 78% of the 480.000 citizens of #Munich were connected to the #sewer.
1/7 The picture is made up of a...
During that time, all the #wastewater was just added to the Isar river in the north of Munich. The city’s #sewagesystem was built with a small decline to the north. Therefore, it didn’t need a lot of pumps or other technical equipment to channel the #water in that
direction. #People that lived down the #river, i.e., in #Freising and #Landshut protested about all the dirt in the water and its smell. In 1926, the first #wastewater treatment plant “Gut #Großlappen” was built. It is in the north of Munich, close to the #Allianzarena.
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Desperate response of CEO Drax Will Gardiner ⁦@ddwg⁩ to ⁦@BBC⁩ Panorama “Green scandal exposed” shows great opportunism. But repeating the so-called 'sustainability credo' of energy industry does not make industrial tree burning ‘green’ or ‘clean’ (2-8)
#biomass Image
Under current Brussels incentives for biomass in the RED, many Member States fund their energy companies to cut down and burn forests for energy production. Total financing amounted more than €20 billion. But the ability of forests to fulfill their functions as..3
.. a carbon sink, purifier of #air and water, and hotspot for #biodiversity are chronically undermined, as a result. In several Member States, #forests have become #carbon emitters as a result of this policy. #Sweden showed a loss of 18% of carbon storage in 1 year
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In the last week, not only 27 Opposition MPs have been suspended (4 in #LokSabha, 23 in #RajyaSabha), but as many as 97 Questions asked by these MPs have been DELETED & Govt has avoided answering these Qs!
There is NO provision in RULES to permit such deletion of Qs!
This dubious practice, which isn't permitted by Rules & has no logic, was first noticed in #MonsoonSession 2020, repeated in Monsoon Session 2021, Winter Session 2021 and now happening again in current #MonsoonSession2022.
See our earlier #Thread-
In the current #MonsoonSession, following is the tally of Qs 'DELETED'. Also, see pics of some Deleted Qs.
- 11 Qs asked by 4 suspended Opposition MPs in #LokSabha
- 86 Qs asked by 23 suspended Opposition MPs in #RajyaSabha

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🌍 Our 2022 #Science Board Symposium on "The #Emergent #PoliticalEconomy or #ClimateChange" kicks off with opening remarks from President David Krakauer.

Follow this 🧵 as we provide live coverage of this event all day...
"For those of you who think behavior change can prevent #ClimateChange...behavior WILL change when climate changes. Shutdowns from the pandemic resulted in a reduction of #C02 emissions of about 7.5%."
- SFI/@Harvard Prof Dan Schrag opens our speaker series today
"We *used* to talk about #ClimateChange used to be something that would happen to people in Bangladesh fifty years from now."

Re: #ClimateJustice,
"Children born today are going to deal with climate change they had no role in causing."

- SFI/@Harvard Prof Dan Schrag
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1/3 Who is Mavis Gumbo?
⭐️ Jorum Gumbo's sister. Jorum led the Zim Airways scandal which had expensive offices at 1426 Gletwyn, Harare. Mavis' House.

⭐️ Mavis worked with Cuthbert Dube in the PSMAS scandal!

@VoteMavisGumbo @BitiTendai @zanupf_patriots @CCCZimbabwe @JMafume ImageImageImage
⭐️ Mavis Gumbo looted PSMAS by getting untaxed benefits which incurred a ZIMRA bill of US$1,2 million later to be settled by PSMAS at a time the institution was failing to pay salaries or settle medical aid claims! @GeorgeCharamba2 was a board member during this period
⭐️ For turning a blind eye to the looting by Cuthbert Dube and his team which included Mavis Gumbo, Board Members were paid ridiculous board fees. @GeorgeCharamba2 was pocketing an avg of US$57,000 per year in Board fees when PSMAS was failing to settle medical aid claims
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I started this account on Sept 21.21 hoping my account would inspire some citizens to research #blockchain/DLT.

Today I hit a big milestone of 10K!🎇

United with regulated #DLT research!🤝

No giveaways, no price predictions, no bullshit!

--Quick Thread of Words--
The DLT industry is constantly growing,
Reminder to never stop learning citizens!🌱

I wanted to share my mission board below as it felt great to cross those milestones off!👇

Disclaimer: I am not here to baby step-anyone and
Do NOT provide FA!
Now a big shout out to all those that participate in my network. The ones that RT, utilize my content, leave feedback and share information!

We are creating a community of utility-driven Blockchain DLT enthusiasts!

We are just getting started!🌱
#United #Citizens #DLT #fintech
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Ok, ok... wait... hold on. I know what you're thinking. Why should I read this.


Ok, so, if Durham is right, this literally supports what we know, and at best, is meaningless, at worst, is horrifically damning for trump.…
In this article, Durham states that Clinton passed information to the CIA about Russians being in contact with the trump campaign. Yes, we knew this.

He goes on to say that they specifically named trump as the contact. Yes, that was laid out. We knew this.
The Clinton campaign reached out to federal authorities witj intel they obtained from foreign officials who were surveilling Russian activity. That is specifically how the feds got involved in monitoring the trump campaign directly. They followed known Russian asset.
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In an opinion-editorial by @htTweets, the study by DeepStrat & @_DialogueIndia - ‘Analysing the #NationalSecurity Implications of Weakening #Encryption’ was featured for its account on the #security vs. security debate involving the fundamental nature of #endtoendencryption. Image
The article sheds light on the #traceability challenges in #India, as identified in the report, which could potentially create vulnerabilities in modern #devices, #communication architecture and #cybersecurity, that can be exploited by bad actors.….
The importance of #endtoendencryption (#E2EE) is in ensuring #InformationalPrivacy, #safety & #security of the #citizens; and, the #nationalsecurity of the State. Here are the key recommendations of the report - Analysing National Security Implications of Weakening #Encryption. Image
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How the #DigitalDevelopment community thinks about sharing #information, #resources, and #data and partners to advance #DigitalTransformation will be key to creating #impact from our efforts and ensuring country #governments can replicate them to better serve their #citizens.
DIAL thinks about #partnerships in everything it does—in fact, were founded in 2015 by a partnership of #global #donors seeking to connect incredibly promising #DigitalDevelopment efforts that had failed to achieve #scale.
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"#Data: a new direction" - a public consultation by @DCMS on "reforms to the UK’s #DataProtection regime":…

The consultation ends on 19 Nov 2021, and you can respond by e-mail to or online here:… 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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1. #Travel? #Holidays? #COVID19?

During this #COVID I am going to create a rolling thread about key issues and articles of interest, just so as you can see the evolution toward a return to normality in 2022, 2023, 2024 or 2025; according to predictions by #Aviation!
2. #Travel? #Holidays? #COVID19?

Interesting article about #staycations and their price!!

The attitude of some UK h/makers, is I'm afraid, a common feature found in holidays abroad. I've heard many a tale about the Master vs Serf behaviour of some Brits!…
3. #Travel? #Holidays? #COVID19?

It's not done with us yet:

"...hard to anticipate what the timeline will be for the expected shift of COVID-19 to endemicity..."…
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It is very important in this period of humanity to take a serious look at what is happening in the world friends.

Watch this video first in its entirety & reflect upon current situations critically.

#Menticide is here & with it, a new attempt to establish a "#TechnoTotalitarian" rule over the lives of American citizens.

The final variant of #Coronavirus could very well be the manifestation of a #NewWorldOrder under #totalitarian rule.
That may sound absurd, but what is very concerning is that many talking heads in the media & even public figures are now making very carefully worded emotional appeals to logic to further induce a totalitarian #masspsychosis.
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#MNPDWest meeting is discussing the homeless encampment. A room of almost exclusively white middle-aged residents are upset, asking why laws are not enforced...
#MNPD is explaining that folks don't necessarily commit crimes when police are walking around and that residents should have some compassion. Residents are visibly not happy with the answers they're receiving.
#MNPDWest: "not everybody over there is a criminal.
#Citizens: They are breaking the law, it's a park. They're criminals.
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Yesterday, the Taskforce on Innovation, Growth and Regulatory Reform published a report outlining their vision to “refresh the #UK’s approach to regulation now that we have left the EU”. A thread on the life of #privacy post-#Brexit. (Trigger warning: it doesn't look good). 👇 1/
The report emphasises "#consumer #data" as "highly profitable." Something to note: the report mentions "#consumers" 52 times while mentioning "#citizens" 11 times. 2/…
It then describes the #GDPR as inflexible and onerous: "In a survey by DataGrail 49% of business decision makers reported spending over 10 working days a year just to sustain GDPR compliance, with 12% spending over 30 working days a year" 3/
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And in this single statement 👇 @MattHancock demonstrates not only his profound ignorance, but his underlying thinking - that information about you is a #TradableAsset.

Who "owns" the fact of your relationship with your sister? You? Her? Or your date of birth? Your current age?
Let's not even get started on things like #genomic data (i.e. data derived from your #DNA) which says things not only about you, but your relatives. Who "owns" that?

The reason the #powerful want people to think they "own" their #PersonalData - rather than it being protected... a strong, well-enforced #rights framework - is that they can #force or #fool you into surrendering it, so the data you give them becomes THEIR "#property" to #exploit.

If '#DataIsTheNewOil', as they want you to believe, then what does that make YOU?
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In keeping with its ethos of selfless service to the Nation, the #IndianArmy has created a number of #COVID facilities on a war footing in order to provide extensive medical assistance to veterans and their dependents at a number of places.(1/n)
One such facility has been created at Base Hospital Delhi Cantonment #BHDC where the entire hospital has been converted into a Covid hospital. At the start of the current COVID wave, the Base Hospital catered for 340 COVID beds of which just 250 beds were oxygenated.(2/n)
A plan was quickly put in place to expand the capacity to 650 COVID beds of which 450 beds will be oxygenated by 30 April 2021. The Intensive Care Unit #ICU is also being enhanced from 12 beds to 35 ICU beds by 29 April 2021. (3/n)
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merica is an industrial country that doesn't take of its citizens. Other countries value the quality of life and give employees time off..
here it's punitive to take time's discouraged
well u know rat race n capitalism n all #merica
other countries take care of their citizens with health it's a struggle for citizens to be viewed with humanity #healthcare
during the pandemic other countries are taking care of their citizens making sure the basic human needs are met #citizens
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