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The tacit contract between the @WSJ and its readers is: ideology on the editorial page, reality in the news pages. Money talks, bullshit walks. Reality's well-known anticapitalist bias means hewing too closely to ideology will make you broke, and unable to push your ideology.

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That's why the editorial page will rail against "printing money" while the news section will confine itself to asking which kinds of federal spending competes with the private sector (creating a bidding war that drives up prices) and which kinds are not.

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The drama series #jubilee based on Bombay Talkies has an interesting connection to Savarkar and Sri Aurobindo (if you stretch it, to Gandhi and Modi)

Besides Himansu Rai and Devika Rani, there is a less known but bizarre story of a third founder of the studio, Niranjan Pal.

When Devika Rani was sent to England, she lived at the home of a family friend Niranjan Pal and his wife Lily Bell, a rare multi-racial couple in the 1920s, at their home in Paddington.
Pal was a playwright who had kickstarted Rai's career - Rai initially planned to become a lawyer, but in 1922 was introduced to Pal, and became part of his production of "Goddess" on London's theatre distrct
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In theory, patents are for novel, nonobvious inventions. But as computers ate our society, grifters began to receive patents for "doing something we've done for centuries...with a computer." "With a computer": three words with the power to cloud patent examiners' minds.

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#PatentTrolls - who secure "with a computer" patents and then extract ransoms from people doing normal things on threat of a lawsuit - are an underappreciated form of "#TechExceptionalism."

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The Biden administration keeps proving that personnel are policy. Biden himself is a kind of empty vessel into which different wings of the Democratic party pour their will, yielding a strange brew of appointments both great and terrible. 1/ A bombed out neighborhood. Over the crumbling houses is the
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On the one hand, you have progressive appointments like #JonathanKanter at @JusticeATR and @linakhanFTC at the @FTC, leaders who are determined to challenge and curb corporate power:… 3/
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The US Federal Reserve has two imperatives: keeping #employment high and #inflation low. When these conflict - when unemployment goes near-zero - the Fed forgets all about #FullEmployment, cranking #InterestRates to "cool the economy" (AKA "increasing #unemployment"). 1/ A vintage postcard illustration of the Federal Reserve build
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An economy "cools down" when workers have less money, which means that the prices offered for goods and services go down, as fewer workers have less money to spend. 3/
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To celebrate the #PlatinumJubilee , our new exhibition includes rarely seen photographs of Her Majesty The Queen and members of the Royal Family, and objects connected to key events in our history.

Read our thread to see just some highlights from across seven decades. ⬇ THe Royals and the Red Cross. Explore our new exhibition. A
First up it's the 1950's, and the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on 2 June, 1953.

Around 1,500 British Red Cross members were on duty that day. ⬇ Black and white photo of The QUeen and members of the royal
Throughout WW2, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother gave unfailing support to the British Red Cross.

After the war, The Queen Mother continued to show support by sending messages of appreciation and visits to Red Cross events, like this one in 1969. ⬇ Black and white photo of the Queen Mother in a headdress and
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Scottish monarchs👑, their highest jubilee reached💎and if they were any good (marks out of 10 stones of destiny 🪨). A thread🧵
#ScottishHistory #Jubilee Image
1.👑Kenneth I, 843-858. Kicks the whole thing off with a respectable 15 years earning him a crystal jubilee🔮. Seems to have done a fair bit of uniting/conquering and was a fan of dressing up as an angel in a costume made of fish scales. 8/10 🪨
2.👑Donald I 858-862. Doesn't live up to his famous fish clad brother with a fairly poor 3 years and 3 months earning a leather jubilee 🐄. Wasn't about long, didn't even die in battle. 2/10🪨
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“You don’t have to be a great supporter of the monarchy … to have huge respect for the Queen”

FM ⁦@NicolaSturgeon⁩ says everyone in the UK owes a “deep debt of gratitude” to HM for 70 years of service #jubilee 👑 ⁦@RoyalFamily
Nicola Sturgeon’s power-sharing partners @scottishgreens refused to take part in jubilee tributes at Holyrood on Wednesday

FM said it was right in a democracy that people were able to express "very strong republican sentiment and support" if they wished…
On #bbcgms politics professor Sir John Curtice @WhatScotsThink notes lower support for monarchy in Scotland, compared to Britain

Keep monarchy after Queen?

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Focaldata for @britishfuture 28 Feb - 7 Mar 2022

2006 people across Britain of which 636 in Scotland
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#Jubilee The British Royal Family have been destroying whole NATIONS for centuries and are guilty of unspeakable crimes against children....+
2/ The First Peoples of Canada have been rocked this past year by discovery after discovery of mass graves of indigenous children, graves whose stories have been covered up by Church and Crown (yes, Queen Elizabeth) for over 50 years....+
3/ In 2011, a survivor of the Queen's genocide cult, William Combes, was finally murdered by unknown agents of Church and Crown for his sworn testimony that he personally witnessed Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip abducting 10 children from his Kamloops school in 1964....+
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1/. #DidITellYouAboutTheTime I became Al Jazeera's Royal correspondent?

It was 2011 & I was scraping by as a freelance journalist

As preparations were underway for William & Kate's Royal Wedding, I got a call from @AJEnglish's interview producer

Would I be free on 29 April?
2/. "Absolutely! But why me?"

The producer explained how she'd spotted an article I'd done for @NewStatesman where I argued that the fawning media coverage & the "Cinderella story" framing was rife with negative gender stereotyping & ugly class prejudice.…
3/. I'd been drafted in to help decode some of the more curious aspects of our royal family to @AJEnglish's l audience

But surely, with the wedding coinciding with the Arab Spring & being on a Friday – the peak day for protests - I wouldn't be on for long…
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A few years ago All Saints Church in Hereford got funding for the erection of a cafe on a new mezzanine level. A new seating gallery had excellent lighting, all the better to illuminate detail of the magnificent intricate carvings cloaked in shadow since the 14th century! …Ah. Image
The man in the carving has appropriately been nicknamed Seamus O’Toole, and it is thought that his spirited salutation was created by a disgruntled medieval artisan. ImageImage
Stone gargoyles and decorative misericords have all sorts of symbolic meanings but there is some anecdotal evidence that the more ribald version was a final flourish of carpenters and masons scammed of their pay. ImageImage
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🔴 👑 [DIRECT] Les Britanniques célèbrent pendant quatre jours les 70 ans de règne d'Elizabeth II, attendue ce jeudi au balcon de Buckingham lors du défilé militaire. @tibodeleaz…
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🧵 on #Jubilee2022: Parts of the left have become so defensive & lacking in confidence that they are swallowing a Blue Labour politics that has been discredited time & time again. (1/21)
Just to be clear, Blue Labour isn’t Blairite - it’s the strand of Labour politics that has its origins in the old Labour right & emphasises “faith, flag & family”. It fundamentally believes that the working class are unmovable in their social conservatism. (2/21)
The Jubilee is a gift for these people. The pressure to go along with this ‘bread and circuses’ is overwhelming & think Blue Labourites prey on the insecurities of that section of the left which buys a mythologised version of working class past & present. (3/21)
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It's been just over a year since the death of activist, writer and anthropologist @davidgraeber - a brilliant speaker, writer and thinker who helped give us #Occupy, "we are the 99%" and #BullshitJobs.

1/ A Victorian drawing of a barred cell in a debtor's prison, c
On the anniversary of David's death, his widow @nikadubrovsky convened the first "Art Project" discussion, a fascinating debate between @PikettyLeMonde and @michaelwhudson, a pair of political economists whose work is neatly bridged by Graeber's own.

Piketty, of course, is the bestselling French economist whose 2013 Capital in the 21st Century was an unlikely, 700+ page viral hit, describing with rare lucidity the macroeconomics that drive capitalism towards cruel and destabilizing inequality…

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The huge week for Humanity comes to a stunning climax Part 1 of 4 ...#Jubilee
#PandemicOfPositivity #FortyFiveZeros #GCR #Nesara #GESARA #Qdecillion
The huge week for Humanity comes to a stunning climax Part 2 of 4 ...#Jubilee
#PandemicOfPositivity #FortyFiveZeros #GCR #Nesara #GESARA #Qdecillion
The huge week for Humanity comes to a stunning climax Part 3 of 4 ...#Jubilee
#PandemicOfPositivity #FortyFiveZeros #GCR #Nesara #GESARA #Qdecillion
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So I'm intending to do a post/pick a day of art I've bought or commissioned from an artist hopefully along with @chiefy2shoes & @seddonism
Day 1 is #hellboy by the great @duncanfegredo This started a theme of characters eating ice cream, I've not got too many in this theme though Image
Day #2 of sketches/commissions posts of art that I've got over the years. Continuing the theme of characters with #icecream here is #thegoon by the amazing Eric Powell @goonguy done at @ThoughtBubbleUK in Leeds. #ComicCon #commissions #comics #goon @chiefy2shoes @seddonism Image
Day #3 of art/commissions bought over the years. Baroness eating an ice cream by @RachaelAtWork. Think this was my final "character eating an ice cream" so not many in that theme, need to do more @chiefy2shoes @seddonism @Talking_Joe @TheFullForce #GIJoe #Baroness #comicart Image
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