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Patriots from around the WORLD, Australia needs your help, can we get #IStandWithTradies Trending number 1, Aussies are fighting a huge battle and it’s far from over. Let’s go! Together we are strong divided we are weak WORLD UNITING #IStandWithTradies 🙌
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1/3 A short thread of an #Belgian/English children's book with today in Chinese history, Tin Tin & Blue Lotus #丁丁历险记(蓝莲花). My kids (7&10) had loved it for years. I just had a sweet moment of talking about Chinese 9.18 history and kids today.…
2/3 My kids had read Tin Tin Series by Belgian artist at least 20 times, each time exclaiming on funny passages, particularly the Blue Lotus. Today(9/18) I casually mentioned that there will be sirens in Chinese cities as is unofficial start of WWII there.…
3/3 War can be so brutal and random. Mukden Incident started by low level Japanese soldier but moved countries #China and #Japan toward 14 yrs of war(1931-1945) When I mention 9.18, kids instantly said, yes, that railroad thing, it was in Tin Tin! I laughed. Make laughs, not war.
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#Taliban terrorist hits the jackpot once again. Their blackmail with stranded western citizens paid off. At the UN today, the following countries announced humanitarian assistance to #Afghanistan

In Millions:
#Japan 200 $
#US 64 $
#France 100 €
#Germany 5 €
#UN 25 $
Video executions by the #Taliban in the #Panjshir Valley. The Taliban told the BBC based on our report they will launch an investigation. @hrw has told me that our report correspondents with a pattern of such executions they've documented #Afghanistan
This is #Afghanistan under Taliban rule:

Videos of Taliban purportedly kidnapping young Panjshiri men in #Kabul

Videos of Hazara men in Daikundi saying Taliban will seize their properties

Videos of a woman being publicly whipped by the Taliban in Herat
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@BillHog15360397 Fall😂Empire😂fall😂

Brilliant pre-Obama lecture by my fav historian @WebsterGTarpley

@BillHog15360397 @WebsterGTarpley I recommend this beauty. Obama death count 1,2,3,. incl. Larry Sinclair testimony

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#GaneshChaturthi2021 @LevinaNeythiri @changu311 @jkd18

-Lord Ganesha is not just loved in #Hinduism but #Buddhism & #Jainism too
-In addition to #India #Ganesha is revered in many SE Asian countries
-World’s tallest (90ft) Ganesh near Kolhapur, Maharashtra Traveltwosome
-#Ganesh in #Indonesia
-#Javanese manuscript known as Smaradahana narrates Ganesha’s birth
-Ceremony ‘Rishigana’ is performed to appease Ganesha
-During economic meltdown of 90s Lord Ganesha appeared on #Indonesian currency notes
-Ganesha in #Cambodia
-Lord Ganesha is known as Prah Kenes
-Many temples & manuscripts dedicated till 13th century
-Ganesha images in Cambodia are mostly two-armed
-In 1 description he appears with Lord #Shiva as his attendant & called Shri Vinayaka
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#China TV overhaul announced today banning mass "vote him/her off the island" type voting. Only a live audience can make selections. Shows training young performers to be stars: banned. Actors with "incorrect" political views: banned. "Effeminate" style male actors: banned.
There was a popular idol talent show here in #China which required fans to buy sponsored products in order to vote for their favourite young star. This led to some fans buying and then throwing out massive amounts of yoghurt. This type of voting is now prohibited.
"Sissy" men, "vulgar influencers" and those with "lapsed morals" have been banned from television shows in #China. Programme makers have been urged to steer away from "abnormal aesthetics" and inflating the pay of stars.
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Ivermectin as early treatment for over 500 covid patients had almost 100% success rate.

Reported on Japanese TV by Dr. Nagao, director of the #NagaoClinic

The problem with drugs like #Ivermectin & #HCQ, is that they're cheap and they work really well.

(Part 1)
#Japan #IVM
Dr. Nagao, director of the #NagaoClinic (Part 2)
@BIRDGroupUK @drsimonegold @PierreKory
Dr. Nagao, director of the #NagaoClinic (Part 3)
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Wenn #Covid19 Inzidenzen kein relevanter Steuerungsindikator mehr sind, dann scheint es auch folgerichtig, Masken und TTI insgesamt zu reduzieren oder ganz abzuschaffen. Riskieren wir damit einen neuerlichen Kontrollverlust?
What could possibly go wrong? Wellen in anderen Ländern weisen auf den Pandemieverlauf in Deutschland hin, den wir in den kommenden Wochen erwarten dürfen.
Trotz 51.1% Bevölkerung mit vollem Impfschutz schießen die #Covid19 Neuinfektionen und Hospitalisierungszahlen in den USA in die Höhe (für Daten siehe CDC…)
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There's a new #maritime incident off the #UAE coast. Appears to be related to the #GoldenBrilliant, a #Singapore-flagged chemical tanker signaling it's unable to maneuver due to exceptional circumstances.
A drone last week attacked a #Japan-owned, #Israel-managed tanker off the coast of #Oman, killing two crew members. #Iran is blamed for the attack.
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#HumanAnimalEntanglement. - Today: "The Curious Case of the #Dancing #Cranes".

1/ Among the many naturalistic animal depictions at early #Neolithic #GöbekliTepe in southeastern Turkey there are some bird depictions with suspiciously odd legs ...
2/ Generally, birds seem to take up a noteworthy role in the iconography at #GöbekliTepe (and other related #Neolithic sites).

The #cranes mentioned above in particular stand out due rather muscular legs and what seems a more human-like #anatomy, including 'knees' and 'toes'.
3/ Do these #crane representations evoke the impression of #masked people?

Yet it was suggested that this even could be more than simple #masquerade: The visualisation of a transformation into the animal itself in the course of #shamanistic rituals?…
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 07/29/2021…
What It Looks Like to Reconnect Black Communities Torn Apart by Highways…

#history #TransportationPolicies #consequences #BlackNeighborhoods #mapping
The ‘Weirdest’ Matter, Made of Partial Particles, Defies Description…

#StateOfMatter #HypotheticalParticles #fractons
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Today is 'Shichifukujin-no-hi' (七福神の日), a day dedicated to the '7 Gods of Fortune'. Mostly this is to do with wordplay.
One reading of July 27th could be...7 = 'shichi' シチ / 2 = 'fu' フ / 9 'ku' = ク. Together = 'shichifuku' (七福).
In the Muromachi period the first pilgrimage to the Seven Gods of Fortune began in Kyōto. From here similar pilgrimages popped up all across Japan.
The Kyōto Shichifukujin Mairi (都七福神まいり) is typically undertaken at the New Year, or on the 7th day of the month.
#Japan #京都
1) 🎣EBISU-JINJA (えびす神社)🐟

Ebisu (恵比寿) is the god of business prosperity, successful crops and abundance. He is patron of fishermen (he's typically depicted in a fisherman costume, with fishing rod & large fish) and workmen, & is possibly the most popular of the 7 gods.
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For 'doyō ushi-no-hi' (土用丑の日 'midsummer day of the ox'), & this day only, @narumi_sekihan sell a very special sweet.
The eel-shaped 'unagi-manju' (うなぎ万寿) offers an adorable alternative to gobbling up real freshwater eel (an endangered species).
Until November 7th contemporary artist Yamaguchi Akira (山口晃) is exhibiting his work at 'ZENBI' Kagizen Art Museum.
To celebrate the event Kagizen Yoshifusa (鍵善良房) have produced 'Tameiki-chan' (ためいきちゃん), a pointy-headed, rather melancholy-looking sweet.
#kyoto #京都
Kyōto is hardly crying out for new mascots, but surely there's room for one more😉


#Kyoto #Japan #wagashi #KagizenYoshifusa #Tameikichan #京都 #和菓子 #鍵善良房 #ためいきちゃん
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at the end of autumn
this badger poses
as a Buddha...
-与謝蕪村 1716-84.

Tanuki (狸 'Raccoon Dogs') are real, if somewhat elusive, animals, that have featured prominently in folktales throughout the centuries.
#folklore #Japan
Just like kitsune (狐) and bakeneko (化け猫), tanuki have the ability to shape-shift. One of the first passages to mention tanuki describes them transforming into humans and singing songs during the reign of Empress Suiko (推古天皇 554-628).
#Kyoto #狐 #化け猫 #Japan #folklore
Tanuki (狸) have 8 special traits that bring good fortune🎱🙌🍀

(1) 笠 straw hat = prepared against bad weather & trouble
(2) 大腹 big belly = level-headedness
(3) 尾 tail = perseverance
(4) 通 promissory note = honesty
(5) 丸い目 big eyes = discernment & good decisions
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July 26th is known as 'Yūrei-no-hi' (幽霊の日 'Ghost Day'). On this date in 1825 the famous play 'Tōkaidō Yotsuya Kaidan' (東海道四谷怪談) premiered. It is arguably Japan's most famous ghost story, telling of Oiwa's (お岩さ) supernatural revenge.
#Yūreinohi #幽霊の日 #Japan ImageImageImageImage
Kyōto has its fair share of ghost stories, but I'll leave you in the hands of these wonderful people to tell you all about Edo's Oiwa (お岩さ).




#Japan Image
In celebration of 'Yūrei-no-hi', here's Kyōto most famous ghost story.
Established in 1599, the candy shop Minato-ya Yūrei Kosodate-ame Honpo (みなとや幽霊子育て飴本舗) is thought to be the store featured in the legend of the 'Child-rearing Ghost'. ImageImageImageImage
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evening gloom-
a fawn's spots
on the lily
-Issa (小林一茶), 1812.

Seiyō-san's (青洋) latest creation is a beautiful, lily-inspired sweet called 'sōryō' (爽涼), which simply means 'refreshing cool'.
#Japan #Kyoto ImageImageImageImage
The slightly watercolour quality of the sweet brings to mind Claude Monet's (1840–1926) 'Water Lilies'. Astonishingly, many of these paintings were created while Monet suffered from cataracts!

Do follow Seiyō-san (青洋) for a daily dose of delicious🙌
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After a long hiatus the city's monthly markets are making a return in time for the summer holidays.
Kitano Tenmangū's (北野天満宮) 'Tenjin-san' (天神さん) is held on the 25th of each month. Hundreds of stalls surround the shrine, selling everything from antiques to vegetables😊
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The World Heritage Committee of @UNESCO has its 44th meeting, hosted by Fuzhou (PRC) but taking place mostly online. It hasn't received as much media attention as previous meetings, but those of us who study the politics of heritage-making will follow it with great interest. (1)
Interesting that the WHC has decided to inscribe Amami-Oshima, Tokunoshima, Yanbaru forest (Okinawa) and Iriomote in the Ryukyu Islands (#Japan) as Natural World Heritage. A previous application was unsuccessful; the new one more convincing, apparently.(2)…
I grew up in the northeast of the Netherlands. I was happy to read that the Colonies of Benevolence (Koloniën van Weldadigheid) there have just been listed as World Heritage. A little-known early 19th-century social experiment to "eliminate poverty". (3)…
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A Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (#RCEP) @DrRimmer #trade #intellectualproperty #ecommerce #humanrights #SDGs #health #plainpacks #access2meds #COVID19 #Asia #auspol #auslaw
TRIPS Flexibilities and TRIPS-plus Provisions in the #RCEP Chapter on Intellectual Property: How Much Policy Space is Retained? @South_Centre… #trade #intellectualproperty #SDGs Image
How a new trade deal could make it harder to improve life for Australians in aged care… @AFTINET are concerned about the trade in services provisions provisions in #RCEP. #agedcare #agedcarerc #trade #services #auspol #auslaw
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"Nothing has changed," @PressSec replies to @mikememoli question on whether @POTUS will continue to engage so closely with members of the public amid rising #DeltaVariant cases in US.
"I don't believe that's part of the protocols," replies @PressSec to @toddgillman who asked if @FLOTUS will quarantine after returning from #Japan.
"We are undeterred by these actions," replies @PressSec to @VOANews colleague @pwidakuswara on what the @WhiteHouse describes as Beijing "meting out punishments to send political signals."
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#Japan🇯🇵: Unconfirmed, Protests outside the stadium #Tokyo2020 Image
Confirmed: #Japan🇯🇵: A large protest is taking place outside of the Opening Ceremony in Tokyo. #Tokyo2020

Protesters in Tokyo marching toward the opening ceremony to oppose the Olympics.
#Japan🇯🇵: A large protest is taking place outside of the Opening Ceremony in Tokyo. #Tokyo2020

Protesters in Tokyo marching toward the opening ceremony to oppose the Olympics.

“Go to hell, IOC,” “go to hell, Olympics”.
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China unveils 600 kph/370 mph High Speed Superfast #maglevtrain prototype makes public #debut, "Fastest Ground #Vehicle Globally": Report
Using electro-magnetic force, #maglev #TRAIN "levitates" above track & no contact between body and rail.
#Thread #tech #technology #Transport
China has been using maglev technology for almost 2 decades on very limited scale. Maglev train could go from Shanghai to #Beijing in 2.5 hours, versus 5.5 hours by high-speed rail. Self-developed by China and manufactured in coastal city of #Qingdao. @CRRC_global new model.
Cutting-edge #scientific and technological achievement in field of #railway transit in world. Train uses electromagnets to suspend itself above rails, and because there's no friction from contact with rail lines, train can run quietly and smoothly. Unveiled in glittery ceremony.
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#INFA and a widening gyre.

July 22nd #Japan #Olympics2021 weather update, rain, wind, rain and more rain. This is not looking at all ok.

TL/DR: the model forecasts for East Asia have changed. And gotten significantly worse.
Here's a high resolution satellite image of Typhoon #INFA which is continuing to defy all predictions.

But the potential impacts of this storm both for those in its path and for the wider region are getting steadily worse.
Yesterday's thread can be found here >>

TL/DR the only hope at this point is that the models can't compute this right, and what they say will happen doesn't.

It's now time for prayer, and for Japan to prepare for widespread catastrophic rainfall.
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@DrTedros address to the International @Olympics Committee. #Tokyo2020 #AGoal4All…
"More than any other event, the @Olympics have the power to bring the world together, to inspire, to show what is possible. And more than any other event, they command the attention of the world’s people. And that is why I have come"-@DrTedros #Tokyo2020 #AGoal4All
@Olympics @DrTedros "I've been invited to the @Olympics Games before, but have never been able to attend. I've come this time – to this global mountaintop – with a message for the 🌍’s people to hear. In fact, I've come to answer a question"-@DrTedros #Tokyo2020 #AGoal4All
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Sorry I’m rather inept at this bird app so you’ll be reading in reverse time so scroll all the way to the bottom of the thread to start @JavierGoya7 @HolyHaole #taiwainisacountry #thread #bidensbetrayalofTaiwan
#TaiwanIsaCountry #ccp #thread
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