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#ConspiracyTheory #Thread
Hemant Karkare was Congress’ handled officer. He actually did actively, on the instructions of his handlers, framed false charges against Sadhvi Pragya and others.
According to the US intelligence, #Samjhauta and #Malegaon blasts were done on the LeT instructions. (See my previous tweet about this).

Karkare was, maybe indirectly, being played by LeT with Congress being in at some level.
By the time of of 26/11 attacks, the LeT / Pakistan intelligence/ Congress mechanism figured they must eliminate Karkare because he was a risk for blowing the plot.
He was strategically on duty and was killed with three bullets- to be sure to be sure.
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På förekommen anledning (så gårdagens och morgonens utbyten) tänker jag nu dra en lång tråd om det där med individuellt ansvar, kollektivt ansvar, samtyckte, respekt och sexuell integritet.
För att etablera rätt utgångspunkt för mitt teoretiserande kommer jag att prata lite om mig själv, och hur jag har handlat. Här kan det antagligen se ut som att jag framhäver mig själv som Hygglig Snubbe™, och som att jag förväntar mig ryggdunk för detta.
Så är inte fallet. De exempel jag kommer att lyfta är rimligen att se som minimi-nivån för anständighet, och därmed inget som förtjänar beröm. Om jag INTE hade agerat så som exemplen påvisar hade det varit värt klander.
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If anything some veterans did start saying using army activities for political advantage isn’t appreciated. That itself is questionable. Indian army is directed by and governed by democratically elected politicians. They are not autonomous. That must not be.
Indian army veterans and currently serving members need to know that they ARE subject to the polities and directives by democratic machinery and political will. They are in no way superior to the political representatives that guide them. Wipe that off your heads.
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#ShimlaAgreement
Bhutto had asked to see Mrs. Gandhi and a meeting was fixed for 6 p.m. at ‘the Retreat ‘ .. where Indira Gandhi was staying 🤔
Mrs. Gandhi and Bhutto then met for an hour in the Room alone ... while Officials waited in the adjoining room 😌
#ShimlaAgreement
Emerging from the room after almost one hour with Mrs. Gandhi Alone in the room -Bhutto looked very pleased and said, "We have settled the matter and decided to give you some work to do before dinner."-To the Officials present in next room😉

Rest is History 😏
#ShimlaAgreement
After that one hour meeting in room .. With Bhutto .... Indira G .. decided that the agreement would be worded in a manner that would not create difficulties of implementation for #Pakistan 🤔

So nice of Her 😎!! #End
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Sam Pitroda. Lives in the capitalist US, insults the Indian middle class and wants Indian middle class to foot the bill for socialist schemes.
Is a Telecom engineer, suddenly an expert in economics, taxation and politics. #Thread
Sam Pitroda brought the 1960s technology to India in 1980s.
Gandhis hog the credit for bringing Sam and STD/PCO technology to India.
Nobody asks them, what took them so long? Why two decades behind??
From Sam Pitroda, Dr H l Trivedi to Raghuram Rajan....it’s Congress’ rich tradition to invite overseas Indians to run things in India. It gives them fake elite labels and Congress ensures that domestic talent is shown as second grade always anyway.
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When they insult #RSS as ‘subservient’ to the Brits, the fact remains that it wasn’t RSS leaders that were whoring themselves to the British power brokers for gaining their favors. It was Nehru.
When they blame #RSS for murder of Gandhi, I see how it was a stupid strategic mistake that elevated Gandhi from soon to be irrelevant old fart who was past his use-by date for Nehru to a Demi-God; but it was a political assassination in retribution not unlike that of Gen Dyer.
Yes, I would go to the extent of equating Gandhi to Gen Dyer or worse. Dyer didn’t shoot each victim at #Jaliyanwala but it happened on his watch and under his order;
Gandhi enabled the million deaths through alignment with Brits for WWII, Partition and more.
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Based on some recent comments from President Trump and Lindsey Graham and from watching large quantities of Fox News, I think Republicans are planning on making Hillary Clinton's email server a key issue in the 2020 presidential campaign. (1/many)
Background: Republicans have spent decades demonizing Clinton. In 2015/6 they pretended to care about her email security, journalists pretended to believe them, the FBI investigated and found no crimes, and she lost to Trump in the 2016 presidential election. (2/x)
As the 2020 election gears up, you might expect Republicans to be engaged in an all-out effort to define the Democratic presidential candidates. There's been some of that... but Clinton and the FBI investigation into her email server have been coming up again. (3/x)
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I am so glad and proud that you started this conversation! I have SO MANY points! Firstly GHANTA MUMBAI SPIRIT which is nothing but the fight for survival, to get food on the table, to make ends meet! Your fuckall spirit is what the BMC/Govt cashes on for their incompetencies
Whether its the yearly monsoon floods, or collapsing of bridges, lack of proper infrastructure, potholes on every fucking road, to people traveling worse than cattle public transportation especially trains. I have lived here 14 years & absolutely nothing has improved
We should've learnt our lesson in 2005 floods, the BMC should've worked on the drainage system so as to prevent such a calamity again. But now its a running joke all over India that Mumbai is flooded every monsoon. It's so normal that no one gives a fuck anymore, esp the govt
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1. Fox News is suffering the week from hell at the worst possible time. mediamatters.org/blog/2019/03/1…
2. It's a crucial week for the network, which is using an unprecedented event at their studio tomorrow to pitch the ad industry on why its a good time to advertise on the network, particularly on Fox's "news" programs.
3. Fox needs to do this because leading advertisers have largely abandoned the network's top shows because the hosts keep saying bigoted things.
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#Thread #Blackout & #Venezuela
Le Venezuela entame sa 4ème journée sans approvisionnement stable en électricité. Des dizaines de personnes seraient déjà mortes dans les hôpitaux vénézuéliens.
20minutes.fr/monde/2469067-…
La panne généralisée d’électricité au Venezuela est traitée comme un fait divers par la presse généraliste française, alors que des dizaines de milliers de vie sont en jeu. Pourtant, il s’agit d’une menace majeure à laquelle toutes nos sociétés sont exposées.
Un blackout, ce sont des populations entières exposées à des pénuries et des risques mortels. Ce thread a pour objectif d’expliquer ce que c’est qu’un blackout, ses déclencheurs, et surtout ses conséquences sur la société.
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Okay. So this may be the right time to talk about the 2019 Abia governorship election. I'm sure many of you have heard what was declared as result. Well, that is, sadly, what the world will go on believing as the true result.
Right now, I may not have the platform to argue against it, because we entered the race, fully conscious of the capacity, and readiness of #AbiaPDP to never play by the rules. The day the party allows votes to count in Abia is the day their evil hold on the state ends.
We entered the race with the awareness that we were not to let a repeat of 2015 happen again. We planned to stop it from happening. We accept responsibility for letting it happen again; even if we could do so little in that regard, seeing the collusion between INEC, Army & Police
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"Fox's 'news' team is an essential cog in a corrupt propaganda machine" -- my thoughts on Jane Mayer's Fox expose and the debate over a DNC-Fox debate. mediamatters.org/blog/2019/03/0…
For years, Fox executives and flaks have told reporters and advertisers alike that the network simply has separate “news” and “opinion” sides like any other news outlet. In response to the DNC's decision not to do a primary debate with Fox, the network returned to that defense.
This argument was never credible, but the network’s reinvention as state TV has rendered it utterly appalling.
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New paper on the arxiv today with T. Haines, @elenadonghia , @cfl2126 & Lars Hernquist: we showed how the disequilibrium of a vertically perturbed disk affects our determination of the disk surface density with Jeans modelling arxiv.org/abs/1903.00607
Taking the 1st order moments of the collisionless Boltzmann eq leads to the Jeans eqs. Using the Jeans equation for vertical velocities of stars accross the Galactic disk in combination with the Poisson eq allows to determine the disk surface density as a function of height: nice
This method has been used countless times to determine the dynamical surface density of the Milky Way disk, and the associated density of dark matter in it. However, this is of course valid only at equilibrium
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TOO YORUBA TO BE IGBO, TOO IGBO TO BE YORUBA AND THE ISSUE WITH LAGOS.
Elections are on and quite naturally here the tribal warlords are out, not like they are ever 'in' but because of the quadrennial exercise they are 'out out',
#Thread
For this lot the most potent tool to play politics is not contesting for ideas or reeling out policies, plans, and intentions for which power is sought, it is to actually amplify tribal narratives. This tribal warlords come from all tribes in the land,
From the majority and minority stock, from the 'victor' and 'vanquished' people's, from the 'literate', 'illiterate', 'greedy', and 'powerful' tribes. These warlords range from the belligerent, bellicose, combative ones to the presumably pacific, calm and non-violent ones
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Ok, this is so silly I have to live tweet it. [THREAD] theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/…
I only clicked on this article because @fluttersnipe assured me that it contained the phrase "jackbooted tots." You wont be disappointed. It's in the third line.

Note that none of the versions of the #edited video show the children in military footwear. Sketchers, perhaps.
The author goes on to make the bold claim that sit ins don't constitute putting one's body on the line unless there is a direct and immediate threat of physical violence.

Downplaying historically important civil disobedience strategies for #feminisim. Cool cool cool.
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“These are not A Levels or GCSEs with results that count on an individual basis in the long term.” #MoreThanAScore @MoreThanScore we disagree these don’t count @DamianHinds — here’s why.
@MoreThanScore @DamianHinds The SAT results (as well as KS1 and Phones tests) are sent for each child on a named basis, to loads of third party companies. They then profile each child using the scores. #MoreThanAScore @MoreThanScore #PlayNotTestsAt4 This is one company example.
@MoreThanScore @DamianHinds The profiles include risk scores -- the company's prediction of future performance -- all of this data transfer, profiling, accuracy and meaning is hidden from families and without any meaningful way for schools to check accuracy. #MoreThanAScore @MoreThanScore #PlayNotTestsAt4
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If you want to stop the rise of right-wing populism, then all you need to do is to restrict immigration. Obvious as this claim may sound, it is misleading. #Thread 1/15
To start with: Politicians from across the political spectrum have embraced this claim, not only conservatives 2/15 theguardian.com/world/2018/nov…
Indeed as @tabouchadi and Werner Krause show, mainstream parties tend to shift toward more anti-immigrant positions when confronted with a successful right-wing populist parties 3/15
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The Real Reason They Hate Nuclear Is Because It Means We Don't Need Renewables

My latest column for @Forbes — please share!
forbes.com/sites/michaels…
@Forbes 1. Why is it that, from the U.S. and Canada to Spain and France, it is progressives and socialists who say to care deeply about the climate, not conservative climate skeptics, who are seeking to shut down nuclear plants?

forbes.com/sites/michaels…
@Forbes 2. After all, the two greatest successes when it comes to nuclear energy are Sweden and France, two nations held up by democratic socialists for decades as models of the kind of societies they want.

@KatrinaNation @davidsirota @Leigh_Phillips @ChknNugtDeepSt8
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My article on mainstream accommodation of radical right politics by conventional gov. parties Fidesz and Smer, as well as counter-strategies of far-right ‘originals’ after 2015 is out (in German). Here a #thread with an English summary. link.springer.com/article/10.100…
I show that Fidesz and Smer did not ‘just’ adopt restrictive asylum positions but justified them with nativist narratives of defense/threat to ‘Nation’ from constructed 'Others' and ideas. RR originals, even in HU, were however able to react by ‘repackaging’ their nativist supply
The essay builds and expands on insights developed in my book which has received the Gero Erdmann Comparative Area Studies Award 2018 from the Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft @DVPW_Vergleich routledge.com/Radical-Right-…
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A story of Four Circle of Friends. Wike, Ameachi, Abe and Dakuku.

#THREAD 👇

1. Amaechi became the Youngest speaker of The Rivers State House of Assembly at 33 in 1999 to 2007

2. Nyesom Wike Became The Chairman of Obio Akpor Local Government Council at 32 in Year 2000 to 2007
Obio Akpor LGA is the 2nd richest LGA in Nigeria with allocation nd IGR bigger than some states.

3. Magnus Abe became a Member of The Rivers State House of Assembly Representing The People of Gokana Constituency at 34.
He Emerged Minority leader given to the fact that He belonged to the Opposition party then- ANPP. In 2003, He defected to the PDP and He was appointed commissioner of Information by the Dr.Peter Odili led adminstration.
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1. There are two issues with the approach: as others already mentioned, the way the items were combined causes problems with contextual/empirical validity. Second, the scale doesn't reflect the authors' own definition, resulting in issues of conceptual validity as well
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2. As authors themselves note in Ch.7, the populism scale (anti-elitism and salience of corruption) doesn't reflect their definition (anti-elitism and invocations of vox populi). Why "populism" scale then? Especially as the operationalisation visibly impacts empirical validity?
3. CHES anti-corr item measures the salience of corruption as an issue, not broad rhetoric of "corrupt" ("distorted") vs "pure" ("genuine") politics. Thus, the way items were combined results in values cancelling each other out in some contexts. Not the fault of @ches_data
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PARTAI NICHE & PARTAI MAPAN

PSI menentang poligami, dorong RUU PKS, temui Meiliana, & dukung cabut pasal penodaan agama.

Positioning PSI ini mengingatkan saya dgn artikel Bonnie Meguid “Competition between Unequals: The Role of Mainstream Party Strategy in Niche Party Success.”
Meguid bicara ttg kepemilikan isu. Penting bagi partai untuk dianggap memiliki isu tertentu. Istilahnya "punya brand".

Di Indo, isu2 agama misalnya, adl isu yg dianggap miliknya PKS dan bbrp partai Islam.

Ada isu yg belum jadi milik siapa2. Belum disentuh.
Ketika ada partai niche (bisa partai kecil, bisa partai baru) menyentuh isu ini, partai besar atau yg sudah mapan punya 3 pilihan.

Dismissive: Nyuekin aja.

Accommodate: Ambil posisi yg sama dgn posisi partai niche ini.

Adversarial: Kontra dgn posisi partai niche ini
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The #HouseDems’ first offer to @POTUS in negotiations to fund his proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall includes a provision that would #end all #ImmigrationEnforcement for migrants
#TraffickingChildren across the southern border.

Ummm WUT?!?!
👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

breitbart.com/politics/2019/…
#DianneFeinstein (D-CA) supported by every #SenateDem, demands that all #ImmigrationEnforcement end for any adult crossing the border with a child by the end of Fiscal Year 2019. #DianeFeinstein's Immigration Bill Would Prevent Almost Every Federal Arrest
breitbart.com/local/2018/06/…
This is what #TheDeathParty demands: 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻
Rather than being held in detention for a period of time, those #adults and the migrant #children they #trafficked across the U.S.-Mexico border would be released immediately into the interior of the country.
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#Polio Vaccine is being used as a propaganda tool and it is double edged right now. @rupasubramanya has indulged in this earlier and today @savukku joined in and has many gullible people believed. @ttindia is also in the propaganda machinery.
Gather around for this #Thread kids:
@rupasubramanya @savukku @ttindia #Polio vaccine is almost like #Rafale: it is used as a 'two birds with one stone' tactic by the usual suspects- it helps smear Indian government while also being in interest of some overseas money churners. French pharmaceutical giants, here.
@rupasubramanya @savukku @ttindia Two major stories that are playing about #Polio vaccine in India.
1- Indian Govt doesn't have enough vaccines. (@ThePrintIndia published this, utter lie.)
2- Indian Govt doesn't have enough money for vaccine. (@ttindia published this, also utter lie.)
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