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NEW: "With the PRC [#China] as the department's pacing challenge, #Taiwan is the department's pacing scenario" @DeptofDefense Asst Sec for #IndoPacific Affairs @elyratner tells HASC
"We aim to deter & deny PRC aggression thru a combination of Taiwan's own defenses, its partnership w/the #UnitedStates & growing support from like-minded democracies" per @DeptofDefense's @elyratner
#NorthKorea's Kim Jung Un-"I think he is focused solely internally, on protecting his regime & that what this nuclear testing, the rockets are really about" @USForcesKorea Cmdr Gen Paul LaCamera tells HASC Image
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It’s #InternationalPodcastDay🎙️ & a big 🌏of #podcasts out there. We want to give a shout out to #PacificPodcasts that inspire, amuse, encourage challenge us every time we listen 🙌🏽 ❤️. Season 2 of #VosaPodcast kicks off soon, but in the meantime make sure you check out 👇🏽 1/ Image
The @DeepPacificPod covers cultural, political & social issues facing #Pasifika everywhere. By sharing great stories from across the #Pacific 🌊 it successfully manages to bring us all a little closer. Dive in: #InternationalPodcastDay🎙#PacificPodcasts 2/ Image
On Sistas Let's Talk, host @wayne_hilda has covered #Pacificwomen in business, sport, & love, while tackling #climatechange, #mentalhealth & #periodpoverty & its only S1 🙌🏽🥇.
Listen: @radioaustralia
Podcast:… #PacificPodcasts #InternationalPodcastDay🎙️3/ Image
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Another vaxxed parent has infected their unvaxxed child. Yet the mother of the hospitalized 3-year-old blames the unvaccinated:

"maybe if more people will be vaccinated, I wouldn’t have had the exposure that caused me to bring this illness to my daughter"… Image
"Across Los Angeles County, cities and neighborhoods including West Hollywood, Venice and Santa Monica now report some of the most infections, even though their vaccination rates are higher than in poorer areas such as East Los Angeles"… Image
Or — and I know this sounds crazy, but hear me out — maybe it was all the adverse events, the failure to block transmission, and the waning efficacy that 'tanked confidence' in the AstraZeneca vaccine?

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"A British public health study has found that protection from either of the two most commonly used COVID-19 vaccines against the now prevalent Delta variant of the coronavirus weakens within three months."… Image
"Breakthrough infections are occurring more frequently than previously reported"

"While...breakthrough infections are increasing, the studies showed hospitalizations remained stable, an indication the vaccines continue to hold up against severe illness."… Image
"Let's be real, here: Breakthrough infections are sort of okay," Larry Corey, a virologist at Seattle's Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, tells the Journal."…

Is organ damage, #LongCovid, and death "sort of okay" too?

#MovingTheGoalPosts Image
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@GVDBossche Herd immunity is not happening with these vaccines, even the "experts" now admit.

Instead, herd mentality appears to be leading to a thinning of the herd: "natural selection of individuals capable of resisting C-19 disease" ImageImage
@GVDBossche #SouthKorea: "a rise in so-called “silent spreaders” within communities such as workplaces, indoor gyms, churches and nursing homes, leading to an increase in infections of unknown origin"… Image
@GVDBossche "our data indicate that Delta variants are especially well recognized by infection enhancing antibodies targeting the NTD, the possibility of ADE should be further investigated as it may represent a potential risk for mass vaccination during the current Delta variant pandemic." Image
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@GVDBossche "A new study has found that fully vaccinated people have their risk of infection from the COVID-19 Delta variant reduced by 50-60%."… Image
@GVDBossche "The COVID-19 delta variant is driving up infections among children in California and across the country, many of whom are too young to be vaccinated against the disease, just as they prepare to head back to classrooms this month."… Image
@GVDBossche "Covid infection rates among kids have risen and children’s hospitals are seeing a spike in medical care needs among the young patients"… Image
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Special guest: @Olivia_Rodrigo.
“Thank you all for helping share this important message” about getting vaccinated, says @Olivia_Rodrigo.
"Delta variant poses a threat to Americans of all ages," says @PressSec, adding the pandemic response should not be politicized when asked by @ZekeJMiller about a top health official being fired in #Tennessee for wanting to promote vaccinations.
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On Sunday, US will send 1.5 million @moderna_tx #coronavirusvaccine does to #ElSalvador, announces @PressSec.
#4thofJuly remarks will be made by @POTUS from the @WhiteHouse at 19:30 EDT.
A question (to which @PressSec doesn't have an immediate answer) from @PeterAlexander on where @POTUS and @FLOTUS sheltered during Thursday's #DC #tornadowarning.
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The morning after @JanisShenwary saved my life, I found him eating alone in our chow hall. I sat down & thanked him for saving my life - it was the first real conversation we ever had. I asked him why saved me. His answer changed my thinking on #Afghanistan forever. (thread)
He said, “you are a guest in my country, I die before you do.”

“Well, you’re a hell of a shot, I’m really glad you’re on our side. Hey, why is that, why are you on our side?”
“My mom would kick my ass if I joined the Taliban.”

It wasn’t the answer I ever expected to hear. “I don’t understand, I thought women didn’t have any power over here?”

“You know nothing of Afghans,” he said, staring into my eyes.

“You’re right. I don’t. Will you teach me?”
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7 years ago today, @JanisShenwary and I joined our friends in Congress to announce the Afghan Allies Protection Extension Act of 2014. It has been used to keep the Afghan SIV program alive ever since.
Little did we know at that time just how much more work we’d have to do. We’re still not there yet. Now is our most desperate hour.
We need your help. Please contact your member of Congress and President Joe Biden. Urge them to support an immediate air evacuation of our #Afghan wartime allies to #Guam. #SaveOurTerps #SaveTheSIV #SIV #SaveThem #WartimeAllies #Interpreters
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“European allies are pushing the U.S. to delay its withdrawal from Afghanistan—which U.S. officials had suggested could be complete by as early as July 4—to give NATO allies more time and support to leave, U.S. officials said…

In another complication, Turkey, which for years has secured the airport in Kabul, has told the U.S. and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization that its troops may leave as well, the officials said…
Turkey’s potential departure, after it initially had planned to stay until after the coalition withdrawal, could prompt some nations to reconsider plans to keep embassies open in the capital without an international force at Hamid Karzai International Airport, officials said.”
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THREAD: #China plans to revive strategic Pacific airstrip, #Kiribati lawmaker says

A base in Kiribati Islands, in the central area of the Pacific ocean, 3,000Km from Hawaii & in the rear of #Guam can be a game changer, disrupt #US efforts to contain China…
2) The plans, which have not been made public, involve construction on the tiny island of Kanton (also spelled Canton), a coral atoll strategically located midway between Asia and the Americas.
3) Despite being small, Kiribati, a nation of 120,000 residents, controls one of the biggest exclusive economic zones in the world, covering more than 3.5 million square kilometres of the Pacific.
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Happening now: Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on nomination of @USNavy Adm John Aquilino to lead @INDOPACOM
"The Indo-Pacific is the most consequential regions for America's future & remains the priority theater," per Adm Aquilino, nominated to lead @INDOPACOM

Aquilino notes presence of #Russia #China #NorthKorea & #violentextremists - 4 of top 5 defense challenges for US
Adm Aquilino now focusing on "pacing threat" from #China

Says the Us must approach #China w/"a sense of urgency"
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Happening now: @INDOPACOM Commander, Adm Phil Davidson testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee
.@INDOPACOM "laser focused" on @SecDef Lloyd Austin's top 5 priorities, starting w/#COVID19

"We also remain deeply focused on cultivating a safe environment for our DoD fulfill their oath to the Constitution" he says
"We must also work to eliminate sexual assault, sexual harassment, racism & extremism, which have no place within our ranks" per @INDOPACOM's Davidson "Such abhorrent behaviors are inconsistent w/our values & the principles we are sworn to defend"
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no para dar crédito a la posibilidad de k el US Empire y sus infantería STDistas logren su objetivo genocida, pero incluso si logran finalmente anexar la tierra de la k han robado tanto, no se desesperen. #PatriaNueva #PRFree #PuertoRicoLibre #PRLibre #PatriaYVida #FreePuertoRico
los borinqueños somos fuertes—siempre lo hemos sido. ¡descanse bien sabiendo k lucha por la voluntad de los espíritus de sus antepasados! ✊🏽🇵🇷💚

tambien, tenga en cuenta una serie de hechos: (1/
1) tanto la isla, como la diásporiqueños, han mantenido durante mucho tiempo la creencia sagrada en la independencia (592,671 votos en their beloved rEFereNDuM)—así k incluso si roban nuestra tierra, ¡nunca podrán robar nuestra historia! #PRStrong #PatriaNueva #PuertoRicoLibre 💚
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#THREAD: #US #IndoPacific Command: Building an Aegis Ashore on #Guam Would ‘Free Up’ 3 Navy Destroyers from missile defense work & make them available for Navy tasking

Adm Phil Davidson made the case for building a homeland missile defense system on Guam…
2) “We need to free up those destroyers, who have multi-mission capability to detect threats & finish threats under the sea, on the sea & above the sea, so they can move with mobile naval forces that they were designed to protect and provide their ballistic missile defense.”
3) The 360-degree defense system for Guam appeared on INDOPACOM’s list of investment priorities for both Fiscal Year 2021 & Fiscal Year 2022. USNI News recently reported that INDOPACOM is seeking $4.68 billion in FY 2022 for the recently established Pacific Deterrence Initiative.
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M8.0 #quake now reported in #Kermadec island range. Another #tsunami warning from @NWS_PTWC.
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#USA 🇺🇸💉🦠

As the #US rolls out the #Pfizer#BioNTech vaccine, let’s have a look... how’s your state doing? Share a 📷 or a thought/perspective as we battle back against the #coronavirus / #covid19? Thread.

First up. New York. Image
#USA 🇺🇸💉🦠 #Illinois

Doug Meyer, 38 respiratory therapist, airway manager @OSFHealthCare @PeoriaIllinois is among the 1st #Illinois healthcare workers to receive the #COVID19Vaccine. Ht @BlueRoomStream

#USA 🇺🇸💉🦠 #RhodeIsland

A Latino doctor, Dr. Christian Arbelaez, was the 1st person in Rhode Island to get the #COVID19 vaccine. Now he wants to be an example for his community.… @DanMcGowan reports. Image
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This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020. This part is called: RESTORING AND STRENGTHENING OUR DEMOCRACY: Supporting the U.S. Territories
Only one party understands that the unequal treatment of all residents of US territories must end. 1/16
#Democrats recognize and honor the contributions and sacrifices made in service of our country by the Americans living in the territories of Guam, American Samoa, the USVirginIslands, and the CommonwealthoftheNorthernMarianaIslands. 2/16 #DemPartyPlatform #USTerritories
The people of the U.S. territories have played a vital role in American democracy for more than 120 years, and have for too long been met with unequal treatment by the federal government. 3/16 #DemPartyPlatform #USTerritories
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1/ Alabama -- Military Vote By Mail
Federal Voter Assistance Program (FVAP)

US Citizen
18 yrs old
Absent from your voting residence.

Voting assistance for Service members,
their families and overseas citizens

#DemCast #DemCastAL #MilitaryVoting
2/ Alabama #Military VBM
*Postmarked ballots must still be received by the 7th day after the election.

Please mail your voting materials early enough to account for mail delivery times. Check the recommended mailing dates section in Chapter 1 for details.
3/ Alabama #Military VBM
Registered by Postmarked by 10/19/20
Ballot Request r'cvd by 10/29/20
Ballot Return Postmarked by 🔥 11/3/20

Service members, their families and overseas citizens in Alabama use:
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2/ #China unleashes #maritime power to press #EastAsia & #IndoPacific hegemony while #USNavy and US & other governments deal w/#coronavirus #pandemic:

#nationalsecurity #natsec #strategy
3/ #China combines #softpower w/ #maritime power in unrelenting pursuit of its international realignment goals even as – or because of – #coronavirus #pandemic rages through #SEAsia:

#nationalsecurity #natsec #strategy #IndoPacific
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"#OpDeathEaters #Guam #opdegod "The pastor sent the sobbing 13-year-old altar boy away with a warning:
“If you say anything to anybody, no one will believe you.”… #CatholicChurch
"Denton told his mother, but says she accused him of making it up. He told another priest, but that man did nothing & later turned out to be an abuser himself."

What mother in her right mind would think a 13 yr old boy would make something like that up #OpDeathEaters? #opdegod
"thousands of pages of court documents reviewed by The Associated Press, along with extensive interviews, tell a story of systemic abuse dating from the 1950s to as recently as 2013. They show a pattern of repeated collusion by predator priests" #OpDeathEaters #opdegod
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#Midterms2018 : plus de 39 millions d’électeurs ont voté par anticipation. C'est un record historique : en 2014, ce chiffre était de 20,5 millions. v/@ElectProject
#Midterms2018 : dans tous le pays, les chiffres de la participation le jour du vote semblent aussi largement au-dessus de la normale, et ils dépassent même parfois ceux enregistrés en 2016. Pour rappel, la participation lors des midterms est généralement inférieure de 20 points.
#Midterms2018 : à #Nashville, la participation est déjà supérieure à celle de 2016. La mobilisation dans ce bastion démocrate du très conservateur #Tennessee est essentielle pour que @PhilBredesen conserve une chance d'être élu Sénateur.
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hearing—"#China's Worldwide #Military Expansion" is a dramatic bellwether of growing concerns in Washington & beyond.

Now online—hard-hitting arguments + many data points, some deeply-analyzed yet hard to find elsewhere in public domain:
CAPT Jim Fanell, USN Ret, former @USPacificFleet N2:

"today, the PLA Navy consists of over 330 surface ships & 66 submarines, nearly 400 combatants. As of 4 May 2018, the @USNavy consists of 283 battle force ships: 211 surface ships and 72 submarines."
"By 2030, it is estimated [by Fanell & @SCheneyPeters in their chapter in @NavalWarCollege @ChinaMaritime Studies Institute's Chinese Naval Shipbuilding volume… @USNIBooks that] the PLANavy will consist of some 550 ships: 450 surface ships & 99 submarines."
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