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In his rush to let @JaredKushner, @StevenMnuchin1, & @Larry_Kudlow make a deal w/ #China’s #CCP, I fear that @POTUS @realDonaldTrump may not fully understand the existential downside risks that he’s facing. A deal w/ #Beijing will lose #Trump many, many friends & allies…
… and not simply in terms of individuals, but in terms of nation-states. Countries like #Japan, #India, & #Taiwan will suddenly find themselves on their back foot if #Trump kowtows to his friend, Chairman #XiJinping, & I shudder to think how they’ll respond. But beyond…
… sophisticated & capable actors like #Tokyo, #NewDelhi, & #Taipei, @POTUS @realDonaldTrump can expect draw the ire of an even wider circle: persons from #Tibet, #EastTurkistan, #Nepal, & elsewhere will view such a “deal” as hostile to their interests. Moreover, it doesn’t…
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1.February 19th 2019, Chairman @RepCummings issued a report based on information from several whistleblowers about the #TrumpMiddleEastMarshallPlan

oversight.house.gov/news/press-rel…

#TrumpMiddleEastMarshallPlan
2.The report states that multiple Top White House aides ignored multiple warnings working with former #USA officials and Tom Barrack to build nuclear reactors in #SaudiArabia

#TrumpMiddleEastMarshallPlan
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During the Annual Address to #Russia's Federal Assembly president #Putin talked about the "Zircon" hypersonic missile:
_ range of 1000 km
_ can be launched from ships or submarines
_ its speed is Mach-9
The first submarine equipped with the "Poseidon" nuclear torpedo will be operational in spring - president Putin
#Russia
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"The #US should abandon its illusion that it can achieve global military dominance, the world is changing, Washington has to realize it" - president #Putin
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Tweeps, have you been to the landmark @LouvreAbuDhabi #Louvre #AbuDhabi? No worries. Got @twitter. Had the chance to visit while in the #UAE for the @MilkenInstitute #MIGlobal #MENASummit. Follow this thread for a #TwitterTour of highlights. louvreabudhabi.ae/?utm_source=GM… #art #museum
Hello #LouvreAbuDhabi! @LouvreAbuDhabi ~ in all directions, the #magic of art & creativity on display. Crossing borders. Crossing cultures. #artmatters #museumlove
#Stunning. This two-headed figure is one of the oldest monumental statues in the history of humanity. It is some 8500 years old. On display at the @LouvreAbuDhabi. 👥

@VisitAbuDhabi #AbuDhabi #LouvreAbuDhabi
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1. Watch #GoblinSlayer
2. Feel offended and complain to the show's creators'
3. They don't give a fuck because they're from #based Japan
4. Get furious and look for an alternative to get what you want
5. Create a hate group on Facebook that's filled with feminists (cont)
6. With your group, decide on a "mark" to take down, preferably a white man like #VicMignogna that enjoys a high standing within his industry /community
7. With the help of your group,listen to every answer he ever gave in an interview, look at every pic fans of him ever uploaded
8. Contact girls who are shown in photos with him and who don't smile all that much.
9. Use (your) gorup's pressure to persuade or blackmail them into claiming they felt uneasy during the time the photo was taken. "Make" them sey they felt "sexually assaulted"
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Although I suggest you all download our new #MSCreport (-> securityconference.de/en/publication…) and read it - let me walk you through some of its main arguments and illustrations. Some of you might remember Gramsci's famous description of the inter-war "interregnum": 1/n
"The crisis consists," Gramsci wrote, "precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this #interregnum a great variety of morbid symptons appear." Well, that seems like an apt description of today's world. 2/n
The post-Cold war period - and the optimism associated with it - has come to an end. Many of the certainties, widely shared and taken for granted in Europe since the end of the Cold, are eroding. As German Foreign Minister, @HeikoMaas, put it in June: 3/n
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1.1973

The Nixon @TheJusticeDept sued the #TrumpManagment Corporation for violating the Fair Housing Act, Trump refused to rent to black tenants and lied to black applicants about apartments were available, among other things

#TrumpRacist #TrumpNazi

nytimes.com/times-insider/…
2.1980´s

A former employee of #TrumpCastle accuses #Trump of discrimination.

"When Donald and Ivana came to the casino, the bosses would order all the black people off the floor," he said

#TrumpRacist #TrumpNazi

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This thread is dedicated to Kim Bok-dong, who was taken from her home in Korea at 14 and made a sex slave by the Japanese military. She was one of hundreds of thousands (estimates vary). She died Monday.
1/18
#comfortwomen #Japan #Korea #JapanTimes #mediacriticism #慰安婦
“On weekdays, I had to take 15 soldiers a day,” Ms. Kim once said. “On Saturdays and Sundays, it was more than 50. We were treated worse than beasts.”
2/18
Ms. Kim later became a leading voice in demanding reparations for wartime sex slaves that Japan euphemistically called "comfort women."
3/18
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Japan has more measurable #earthquakes than any other country. This is because #Japan is wedged among four major tectonic plates. (Thread)
80% of earthquakes worldwide occur around the circum-Pacific region chiefly along the subduction-zone boundaries, known as the “Pacific Ring of Fire”, so named because of the more than 400 active volcanoes that occur there.
The earthquake and volcano belt sweeps through Japan where about 20% of worldwide measured earthquakes occur. There are more than 100,000 earthquakes recorded in Japan every year. Of those about 1,500 are strong enough for people to notice.
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An activist organization with ties to Korea suddenly entered a public elementary school in Ginowan, Okinawa for political activism. It was a weekday & the children had classes. The organization didn't have an appointment with the school.
They came to the school without an appointment and asked to see the school's shelter. Unfortunately the school let them in & allowed the group to make political statements at the school.
It was the vice principal who led them around.
The school claimed they tried to shield the students from the activist group but there has been massive amounts of criticism by Japanese people towards the public school and the Korean activists.
#japan #japannews #korea #activism #okinawa #ginowan
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Today in pulp I'm looking back at one of #Japan's greatest science fiction magazines: Hayakawa S-F! #FridayFeeling
Esu-Efu Magajin (S-F Magazine) was first published in February 1960 by Hayakawa Shobō publishing, and has gone on to shape both Japanese SF and champion Japanese authors.
Science fiction had been reasonably popular in Japan before the war, but it was in the mid-1950s that specialist story magazines, such as Takumi Shibano's subscription fanzine Uchūjin (Cosmic Dust) began to appear.
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06/01/2019 - 78 years ago today, the longest-serving #UnitedStates #President, #Franklin D. #Roosevelt (#FDR) addressed the 77th #Congress with his "#Four #Freedoms" speech with the intent to shift #US #foreign #policy from that of #neutrality to #interventionist.
#FDR promoted the idea that the people of the world, in all nations, shared entitlement to four freedoms: that of the freedom of speech and expression, the freedom of worship, the freedom from want and the freedom from fear.
#FDR is arguably one of the most 'successful' #US Presidents. Some would argue that on the basis of his numerous social policies such as 'the New Deal'. Others, however, would argue that his role during the second world war was more prevalent to his success & everlasting legacy.
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Edgar Allen Poe's World of Fear. Shonen Jump magazine, 1969. #horror #Japan
School of the future, illustrated by Shigeru Komatsuzaki. Shonen Magazine, 1969. #Japan
What could possibly go wrong...
Robot nanny. Shōnen magazine, 1969. #Japan
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1. My Predictions For 2019:
- #Macron will find it more & more difficult to hold onto power.
- #Merkel won't last until 2021 & her power will further decrease this year quarter by quarter.
- I expect that the #Brexit-Exit-date will be moved (most likely by 12 months).
2. My Predictions For 2019:
- The issues of mass-#migration (few real #refugees) will continue to haunt #Europe, especially #Germany & continue to put pressure on the GER #Groko-government (#CDU/#CSU & #SPD).
#Predictions2019 #Year2019
3. My Predictions For 2019:
- The trend of right parties gaining more power (2018: #Italy, #Austria, #Brazil) will continue: In #France #LePen (#FN) will benefit from #Macron losing power, in #Germany the #AfD will gain further support in Eastern Germany (tbc).
#Predictions2019
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IT BEGAN NOT by tapping enemy insurgents’ phones or capturing their emails, but by #FollowingTheMoney

Cache of 328 NS theintercept.com/2018/08/15/nsa…

#Snowden
Aug. 15 2018, 13:00 p.m.

The Intercept's largest-ever SIDtoday release, with 328 documents

#Qanon
#FlashbackFriday
#WWG1WGA
When the #NSA discovered that #Iran may have been buying computer chips from the #UnitedStates routing them through a U.S. ally
&
Potentially supplying them to detonate #bombs against U.S. forces in Iraq & #Afghanistan
It credited so-called economic intelligence with the find.
The solution wasn't a death blow delivered by the #military but rather a new regulation on the export of certain #technologies via the #CommerceDepartment which the #NSA said would end up “saving #American & coalition lives.”

#Qanon
#DARKtoLIGHT
#WWG1WGA
#FridayThoughts
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You might have heard that #Japan is set to resume commercial whaling. The truth is, they never quit commercial whaling, they have just called it "research" whaling since the late 80s, but it's been a commercial venture despite the fake name. So why are they now making the change?
The primary reason comes with the aging factory vessel, the Nisshin Maru, which is the center of the whaling fleet when hunting whales in the Southern Ocean. This ship was built in 1987 and it's getting old. Last year, Japan announced they were retiring this ship and building new
What most people do not know however, is that other than the whaling in the Southern Ocean, Japan has always had a second whaling fleet that hunts whales in Japanese waters of the North Pacific! This second fleet is made of much smaller vessels and there is no "mother ship".
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Wow! Reports that #USA, #Britain, #Australia, #Canada, #Japan #Germany etc set to call out #China Ministry of StateSecurity hackers including indictments. Allegation is that it’s been to steal intellectual property. It’ll be a firey session at Chinese Foreign Ministry tomorrow.
Plus looks like sanctions on #China could follow. So much for those happy trade war negotiations. #USA
2 Chinese citizens named ZhuHua & ZhangShilong have been named as hackers linked to #China’s Ministry of StateSecurity+now facing #USA indictments re alleged theft of sensitive commercial secrets. US officials say there’s massive systemic hacking backed by the Chinese Government
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#DoctorWho: Spearhead from Space, by Terrance Dicks. Hayakawa Bunko SF, 1980. #Japan
#DoctorWho: Day of the Daleks, by Terrance Dicks. Hayakawa Bunko SF, 1980 #Japan
#DoctorWho and the Daleks, by David Whitaker. Hayakawa Bunko SF, 1980 #Japan
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#Meng was charged with conspiracy to defraud banks. Canada’s Crown lawyer told the judge she has incentive to #flee the country. #Dishonesty is a factor in deciding her bail. The Crown lawyer argued that it’s difficult to set #bail high enough to prevent her from fleeing.
#Huawei Used #Skycomm to do #BusinessInIran
Canada’s prosecutor said the case against #Meng is for #fraud in deceiving banks on the relationship between Skycomm and Huawei. The U.S. claims Huawei used its Skycomm unit to do business in Iran, breaching #USsanctions
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#Mexico #USA #Canada are great countries very big and have awesome chance to earn #free #crypto with #Electroneum #ETN #Guadalajara #Puebla #Ecatepec #CiudadDeMéxico #reclutamiento #criptas i belive in #massadoption in #spanish world and #football #fans maybe can adopt us too
In #europe we have great #fanbase in #UK #germany #turkey #russia & #romania but what about other big countries like #france #spain #poland #italy or #Ukraine we have more potential - join early with #ETN $ETN #Electroneum #cryptocurrency and you will be rewarded. Its up to YOU!
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1/ The President of the United States is systematically dismantling all the institutions we built after WWII to maintain the world order we created.

#Abdication
2/ #NATO, the UN, the WTO, the IMF, World Bank, and our trade agreements are mechanisms for us to have a say in what other countries do. They are tools of our power but they come at a cost.

We cannot just do whatever we want without consulting others and in some cases it costs $
3/ Our modern #empire is dependent upon the US Dollar and US military power. First let's talk about the $USD.

By FAR our most powerful tool, it is based on our political and economic stability. While even DJT can't destroy our economy, he is straining our political stability.
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We’re witnessing a slow-motion #Holocaust in Occupied #EastTurkistan. MILLIONS of Muslims, including the elderly, have been disappeared into Communist #China’s system of #ConcentrationCamps. Meanwhile, #Beijing is murdering CEO’s & even abducted the head of @INTERPOL. Crisis.
… it’s vital that #PacificRim nations coalesce around our shared values: #HumanRights, #PressFreedoms, & #RuleOfLaw. The time to push back on Communist #China is NOW. #America 🇺🇸, #Japan 🇯🇵, #Australia 🇦🇺, #India 🇮🇳, #Taiwan 🇹🇼, & others… join together to stop these atrocities!
… the free world — I hope you still cherish it — has never faced a more daunting & urgent threat that the one posed by Communist #China’s totalitarian regime. Nazi Germany’s population was 90 million. Soviet Russia’s was 293 million. Communist China? 1.386 BILLION. Must act NOW.
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1/8 TRUTH MATTERS ⚖️

• A conspiracy theory was tweeted by Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz on Oct 18

• Gaetz claimed that a video showed men in Honduras handing out money to persuade women and children to join a migrant caravan

• "Soros? US-backed NGOs?" he asked rhetorically
2/8 One of the first people to shoot holes in the Gaetz conspiracy was @travis_view in this thread

3/8 More details were added by Guatemalan journalist @luisassardo as collated in this article by @jscros for @splinter_news

splinternews.com/journalist-deb…
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