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Ruins of Nalanda University :

It has been called “one of the first great universities” in recorded history

In 1193, Nalanda, One Of The Most Important Seat of Learning Was Destroyed In Barbaric Invasion by Bakhtiar Khalji.

A milestone in the decline of Buddhism in India.

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The Persian Historian Minhaj-i-Siraj , in his chronicle the Tabaqat-I-Nasiri, reported that 1000s of monks were burned alive & 1000s beheaded as Khilji tried his best to uproot Buddhism & plant Islam by the sword.

The burning of the library continued for several months.

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And “smoke from the burning manuscripts hung for days like a dark pall over the low hills."

Nalanda University was one of the first universities in the world, founded in the 5th Century, one of the world's first residential universities, it had dormitories for students.

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#Thread 1/ While #Lightfoot was on a brief spring break trip, #Pritzker was pressuring the mayor *behind* the scenes to call off the city’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which the mayor did *after* cutting her vacation short. 🥴 #Covid19 #Vacation…
2/ There was a debate about canceling a PARADE when we knew that #Covid19 was killing ppl? An actual debate abt: “Do we allow for mass death or...not?” WOW. Just wow. #COVID19
3/ #KeepSchoolsOpenMyA$$ When Pritzker closed schools across the state the first time around, he did it hours after Lightfoot vowed to keep Chicago Public Schools open. #MayoralControl #ERSBNOW
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Desperate times call for desperate measures. I'm breaking out the London 2012 highlights. 😢
I might tweet this for a bit.
Christ. I forgot about the countdown and the Elbow music. Butterflies already.
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This is your daily pension announcement: All hail the miraculous budget edition! It's miraculous because it would take a miracle for any of its projections to actually come true... Read more here: #ABLeg #handsoffmypension…
I was in the House for the reading of the budget speech and the ensuing melee. I also met the writer of the blog above (David Climenhaga). I entirely concur with his observation that the Legislature is once again lousy with corporate lobbyists of all stripes. #weareback
The speech itself was short on any details. No pension announcements for instance. He did indicate jobs were the number one priority. He failed to mention that jobs were also the greatest failure of the UCP so far. #ABLeg #fail #failhard
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So, #OnTheLighterSideOfGenocide, the RS I just found may have indicated the source and transmission of the Chinese #CoronaVirus outbreak in the #ReverseSpeech OF A CNN REPORTER of all places! 🤣 #Irony
@DeptofDefense? A radiation weapon immed. pulled over our🏡& is shaking the floor under me,& I'm getting a clicking sound behind my right👂AS USUAL indicating microwave weapons. What a surprise. Since y'all've been developing them4decades, PLZ GET THE GD😈ic THING COUNTERED!
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Alrighty, then, my live #impeachment thread for you.

Let's start with the GOP's Rules guy.
Adam Schiff
Don't actually rise to an impeachable offense
Shut down by the rules

we're going to spend all day pettifogging.

If you can't stick around for the whole day, your shorter #impeachment:

1) The president abused his power for personal gain.
2) The president obstructed Congress' investigation of his abuse.
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1. For yrs, anti-#Israel NGOs have lobbied #Europe gov'ts for product labeling as a stepping stone to full-fledged #BDS.
2. We discovered that NGOs pushing for labeling ironically receive large funds from these same #Europe gov'ts. Why are gov'ts paying NGOs to lobby themselves? #Irony
3. A little background: In 2016, @fidh_en took credit for #France 🇫🇷 gov't decision to label products.…
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This dam conference on hydro-impacted communities starts today! It's actually named "Ki Ta Ski Naw" or 'rise up' in Cree. For those interested in following along, I think hashtags will be #hydroimpacted #hydrojustice & I'll also try to use #SiteC #bcpoli…
Looking forward to the first panel which will be moderated by BC journalist @sarahcox_bc. Opening welcome now. Starting to regain feeling in my face from the walk here, hi Winnipeg!
We're in Treaty 1 territory for the #hydroimpacted conference. Welcome by local elder Dave Scott in Cree language. Speaking now about the treaty relationship, its history, the 'doctine of discovery', Trudeau's White Paper & ongoing devolution process.. cc #SiteC #treaty8
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So from the official Finance spokesperson the motivation for switching investment managers is: “reduced investment costs and, therefore, higher expected investment returns.” Straight up admission that AIMCo can’t provide a better gross investment returns. #abteachers
Their impact would be by reducing costs and therefore (hopefully) increasing the net investment return. Sorry this is going to be a long thread. #abteachers #ABbudget
I will say that AIM Co would probably be able to reduce investment costs by maybe 5 basis points.
Success would then be predicated on AIMCo returning at least the same gross return as ATRF. Doubtful. Highly doubtful. Highly speculative. I will work on an analysis of ATRF returns vs LAPP (managed by AIMCo). Unfortunately, it is complicated by different year ends and the like.
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Macron Regime Forces swarm #Paris ahead of the 45th #GiletsJaunes protests today.

People are already being arrested.
The threat of Police Violence is heavy in the air

Vive les #GiletsJaunes for their fortitude & endurance
Vive la France!
Macron Regime Forces raid Saint-Lazare train station searching for anti-government protesters.

This isn't Caracas or Hong Kong - this is the middle of #Paris!
France isn't a Democracy - it is a #PoliceState

People chanting #GiletsJaunes slogans - "En est la", near the Arc de Triomphe, are moved on by Macron Regime Forces.

Macron has banned the wearing of Yellow Vests & protesting in the #ChampsElysees, to suppress the #GiletsJaunes.

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El ataque con drones a #ArabiaSaudita ha supuesto un impacto importante en la infraestructura petrolera del país, pero no debemos exagerar el impacto sobre el suministro.

Abro hilo:
1) Arabia Saudí es el país con mayor capacidad y producción excedentaria de la OPEP. Es solo cuestión de tiempo que pueda restaurar la producción.

Fuentes de Aramco confirman un impacto máximo del 5% de la producción mundial.
2) La influencia de la OPEP en el mercado del crudo es cada vez menor. La IEA ha bajado a 28,3mbd la necesidad de crudo OPEP, 1,4mbd menos que su producción de agosto 2019
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It's #Irony dat urban educated fools in both d religions r creating hatred & communal disharmony in India if u compared 2 rural illiterates; Rural people used 2 spend their entire day in earning bread&butter,dey don't get time 2 hate each other like urban educated hate mongers!!!
Privilege of money, life standard and easy access of SM,these educated elite fools r creating unnecessary and unwarranted communal disharmony in the great peace loving country of India.
If these elite educated fools don't able to earn proper basic necessities like rural Indian people then forget about tweeting these people will not get money to pay their mobile bills!
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It’s #Monday, I’m boozing it up at a 4 seat bar, the #barkeep is a long pourer, and I’m all fucking set if I get something stuck between my teeth.👇🙃 #RandomThoughts #drinking #OutAndAbout
Shooting the shit with a friend, she’s proud to be doing well with her plants - unusual for her.

The key was a #video explaining the benefits of pruning.

She needs REASONS. She got them.

Apparently, pruning in a particular manner stimulates growth hormones.
Of course, this led to me initiating a discussion about the #movie I just watched on Hulu, called “The German Doctor.”

The main character was Josef Mengele. #ThisHappened

People, this is why I’m known in my circles as “The Black Hole Of Conversation.” SMTH
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Thread: clearly, as Bart Ehrman says, Peter was an Aramaic speaking peasant.

He knew no Greek.
He came from Bethsaida (John 1:44), which became a Greek polis (city) around AD 31 but studiously avoided learning Greek.

He traded in fish, but made sure he only sold to Aramaic speakers.

He lived in Capernaum on an international trade route, but avoided talking to foreigners.
He fished on the Sea of Galilee, but if in the middle of this little lake his boat met boats of fishermen from the Greek-speaking Decapolis on the far shore he made sure only to use Aramaic or sign language.
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So much on #Godse, rightly so.
Now my simple questions -
1. No postmortem in Gandhi ji. Why?
2. No investigation of 4th bullet. Why?
3. Madanlal Pahwa confessed to plot to kill Gandhi ji 7-10 days earlier when he hurled crude bomb. Why no security to Gandhi ji?
-Who exploited Gandhi ji Assassin and benefitted from it? Nehru & Congress. Milking it even today.
-Who suffered most? #RSS, #Savarkar, cause of #Hindutva.
- Worse -all of this even after police, courts, enquiry commission gave clean chit to RSS,Savarkar
#Irony died 1000 deaths
Why was Gandhi ji not taken to hospital but put in a room to bleed to death?
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New Q! (12 May 2019): I've said it before and I'll say it again! I like big BOOMs and I cannot lie!

Those who commit treason must...and punished accordingly.

Sleeping much, traitors?
2. Last wk @seanhannity asked @RepDougCollins re: 53 other closed-door testimonies.

COLLINS: "Yes. Get ready for that...Just stay close Twitter, stay close the next few weeks. We will be releasing the rest of those."…
3. POTUS has been prep'ing the public for what's about to be revealed re: traitors who tried to oust our duly-elected President. The Enemedia will get their 4am talking points tomorrow to shape public perception that (my guess) POTUS is attacking political opponents as payback.
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Almost certain Barr violated 6(e) when he shared #MuellerReport with subject's attorneys. Where is Mueller on this? Barr should be looking at order to show cause in DC district court. @TheJusticeDept Office of Professional Responsibility must open case on all attorneys involved.
Under attorney discipline rules you generally have to self report & report other attorneys you know violated the rules. Failure to report others is common grounds for attorney discipline. Barr's staff need to report Barr who must recuse. @FBIWFO @SpeakerPelosi @RepJerryNadler
Was Barr dumb enough to have discussed an open grand jury with a subject/target? Barr on St Patrick' Day @CSPAN…🍀🕵️‍♂️😎
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2. Today I'm going to share stories of thousands of people whose future was stolen by the failed policies/oppression/corruption of🇺🇸🇬🇧🇫🇷mafia states I urge all nations to support the democratic aspirations of all 🌍& not let🇺🇸🇬🇧🇫🇷continue with shit policies!
1. Today I'm going to share stories of thousands of people whose future was stolen by the failed policies/oppression/corruption of🇺🇸🇬🇧🇫🇷MafiaStates I urge all nations to support the democratic aspirations of all🌍& not let🇺🇸🇬🇧🇫🇷continue with shit policies!
By @PressTV
US airstrike kills 14 members of one family in #Afghanistan
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1. (Thread) Someone commented under my 100,000 mile @Tesla post with “Yet you drove in a sport that uses gasoline #irony” and I felt compelled to respond that I am thankful for my racing career and I will tell you why:
2. My race program allowed me to protect over 1500 acres of rainforest, give away 30,000 vegan cheeseburgers, 1000 DVD copies of The Cove at Daytona, hundreds of Blackfish DVDs at Talladega, show my electric car and...
3. my portable solar system trackside to tens of thousands of race fans, work with veterans on Capitol Hill who are fighting for clean energy - all while promoting things I care about: renewable energy, veganism, documentaries spreading awareness, and energy independence.
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Listening to a fascinating presentation by @EmmaLBriant at @columbiajourn discussIng SCL Group and Cambridge Analytica and importance of understanding history of SCL’s defense work with US and UK governments and for NATO
In early 2015 as Cambridge Analytica was working on early stages of the US presidential election and Brexit was gearing up SCL was providing training for NATO on countering Russian propaganda @EmmaLBriant #irony
A nice shoutout from @EmmaLBriant on the chart @annmarlowe and I created that shows the complexity of SCL and Cambridge Analytica business structure
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I was at #EMH2019 yesterday and today but couldn't live-tweet 'cause there was no wifi. #irony
.@CREST_BD has a great summary up from yesterday:… #EMH2019
My biggest takeaways probably came from the conversations with other attendees. Learned about harm-reduction apps for sex work in Ontario: sex workers can give peers on the app information about a date. They use the app to check on each other and call for help. #EMH2019
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I learned yesterday @indystar will no longer carry my columns. Budget cuts and whatnot. Six years, 315 columns, and lots of reader emails. Thanks for reading.
BTW, I'm not looking for sympathy. Reserve that for those people who lost their full-time jobs. I'm fine. Financial fragility is real. And for those former @indystar journalists who've recently had their jobs eliminated, I'll gladly help you through this for free. Hit me up.
My last column for the Star, which won't run now, was about Financial Fragility. I'll tweet storm it to you right now. #irony
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This Leave vote IS split! That's the point!
52% voted to Leave the EU. That means they wanted a different relationship with the EU.
If that "different relationship" doesn't have the support of at least 48% of the UK, then being an EU Member is still the most popular relationship.
Our relationship with the EU is defined in the treaties. Our new one has no treaty yet. So until you can find a specific path of leaving that has the support of 48%, the Will of the People is for our current relationship.
"Yeah but the EU is going to become a federal superstate" so our relationship will change.
European Union Act 2011 says there can be no transfers of power to the EU without a UK referendum.
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With the upcoming Neil-Gaiman-orchestrated "Dreaming" line at DC comics, I thought it might be time to revisit Neil Gaiman's wonderful "Sandman."

(Sandman: Overture #1.)
It's funny, I was just thinking today about the late sixties paranoia about cultural psychosis and insanity.

Modern pop culture is similarly fixated on the idea of insanity rippling through the popular unconscious.

"Legion", "Westworld", etc.

(Sandman: Overture #2.)
It's almost surprising that it took as long as it did for Gaiman to write for "Doctor Who."

Gaiman's abstract/symbolic cosmos is very much in keeping with Russell T. Davies' approach to concepts like "the Time War."

(Sandman: Overture #2.)
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