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The US backed Euromaidan regime has stepped up its ethnic cleansing of Ukraine with a new de-Russification law enacted under the guise of de-colonization. Russianism will be wiped from every building, every sign, every monument, every street and every city in Ukraine.
The law recognizes, "Russian imperial policy as criminal and condemns it, prohibiting its propaganda and symbolism." In accordance with this law, monuments that commemorate Soviet victory over fascism would be considered "Russian propaganda" and destroyed.…
The law recognizes Russkiy Mir as a criminal act of imperialism, and prohibits its promotion and symbolism in Ukraine.…
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"Trends in US Outpatient Antibiotic Prescriptions During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 "

Substantial decreases during the spring 2020 mortality event months.

How many people died as a result?
Authors: "From Jan. 2020 to May 2020, the number of outpatients w/antibiotic prescriptions decreased substantially more than would be expected b/c of seasonal trends alone, possibly related to the [covid-19] pandemic & associated mitigation measures."…
CDC "Antibiotic Use in the United States" corroborates.

Outpatient Antibiotic Prescribing ⬇️

Attributed to "changes in healthcare access, fewer ppl seeking HC for mild illness, and few infections overall due to school closures & social distancing." 🙄…
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"His thin dark face had become animated, his eyes had lost their mocking expression and grown almost dreamy.
‘It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words.
..the great wastage is in the verbs and adjectives, but there are hundreds of nouns that can be got rid of as well.
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It isn't only the synonyms; there are also the antonyms. After all, what justification is there for a word which is simply the opposite of some other word? A word contains its opposite in itself. Take “good”, for instance. If you have a word like “good”, what need is there for>
>a word like “bad”?

“Ungood” will do just as well — better, because it's an exact opposite, which the other is not. Or again, if you want a stronger version of “good”, what sense is there in having a whole string of vague useless words like “excellent” and “splendid”

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@boblautenbach @Alan_L_Lovejoy @Ryu_Zoku Yes Chris Lattner is very interesting, been following his #LLVM and #SWIFT work.

@boblautenbach @Alan_L_Lovejoy @Ryu_Zoku Actually #ZokuTalk adopts the portion of SWIFT #EBNF for #Unicode as they seems have done good job on that, as well as parts of the EBNF for numerics such as "1_234.00" to expand privative data types entry.

@boblautenbach @Alan_L_Lovejoy @Ryu_Zoku Borrowing C & Assembly data types: 0b0011, 0xFF, keeping 16r0A, plus many others.

Actually the numeric formats are one of more complicated part of the #EBNF of #ZokuTalk and the only non-#MOBS (#Messages #Objects #Block #Syntax) part of the evolved syntax.

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#THREAD on Katherine Birbalsingh's fondness for Roger Scruton.

The Govt's Social Mobility Tsar's blog (2016 - 19) is accessible online. On April 15th, 2017, she wrote that she wants "to give them (her pupils) the chance to be just like Boris Johnson". 😬
"I’m in the game to change the stars of the children we teach, to give them the chance to be just like Boris Johnson (ie be articulate & knowledgeable & have all doors open to them in life)... Michaela make(s) social mobility a possibility for anyone who chooses to work hard." 😬
Birbalsingh expresses her adoration for @Conservatives' favourite controversial hard-right reactionary traditionalist contrarian intellectual grifter, Roger Scruton, after a visit to her Michaela school - she compares him to Brad Pitt.😬

Let's talk about Roger Scruton...
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#BigBrother & his minions operate at multiple levels: local, national, corporate & international. Here's an example from the international level of the UN.

Transforming our world:
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Image
Preamble: Image
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"Voor defensie staat vast dat er ontgroenings 'rituelen' waren bij de mortiergroep"
"Ontgroeningen zouden zoveel mogelijk uitgebannen moeten worden"
Door te spreken over ontgroenings 'rituelen' wordt meegewerkt aan het legitimeren van deze blijkbaar strafbare handelingen.
Over #NewSpeak gesproken...
Ernstiger is de bereidheid van universiteiten om in gedragscodes mee te gaan in het gebruik van het eufemistische "KMT" (kennismakingstijd) in plaats van het woord "ontgroening"
#Faciliteerders #Medeplichtigheid
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Two statements competing for most craven newspeak capitulation of the week. First @SEBuitendijk Vice Provost @imperialcollege: "I support academic freedom to debate all ideas on social media. Except this. I will stop engaging with wrongthink in order to promote open discussion"
Then there is @PHMMcr We recognise there are different perspectives. "We encourage debate on all issues. Except this. We will remove expressions of wrongthink from our space in order to invite thought and discussion and be welcoming to all. "
And here is today's #newspeak #cravencapitualtion @andywightman "will engage in respectful dialogue" , apologises for "hurt and distress" caused by attending meeting on wome's sex based rights. "Defends free speech" but woman calling male attacker "he" should be shunned
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1/ Check out this new article on global poverty, by Steve Knauss. It questions the narrative that the fall in the number of people living on less than $2/day really reflects a reduction in poverty and a shift toward the "global middle class". See thread.…
2/ The argument is that movement of people over the $2/day line coincides with a singular historical period of mass de-peasantization - a shift from rural subsistence to urban slums. What we might call "poverty reduction by dispossession."
3/ So the question is: does their new petty income from the informal sector compensate for their loss of rural land, livestock, etc? It is not clear that it does. Therefore, we cannot say that this is a straightforward narrative of "progress" - at least not in all regions.
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Thanks to Trump's embassy move, #Nakba70 protests start a day early. Israeli army expects West Bank protests & 100,000 demonstrators in #Gaza, is preparing to use lethal force against them & again threatens to air bomb Gaza. 49 Palestinians killed & 9,545 wounded so far in Gaza
Here is a short #thread about the #Nakba
And here is my #thread about developments related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from yesterday
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