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The UN #DurbanIV conference is a cesspool of discriminatory, anti-Israel propaganda.

“Zionism=Racism" is a vicious slander against the Jewish state and its supporters.

America and many allies stand proudly with Israel in boycotting this despicable conference.
Thank you @POTUS and @SecBlinken @StateDept for refusing to participate in the anti-Israel #DurbanIV conference.

🇺🇸🇮🇱 @usembassyjlm @IsraelinUSA
Thank you #UnitedKingdom 🇬🇧 for refusing to participate in the anti-Israel #DurbanIV conference.

🇺🇸🇮🇱🇬🇧 @ukinisrael @IsraelinUK
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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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#PanQuake=#ScamQuake #TalkLiberation
#MongolsMC #Sturgis:One of the 1st requests #TrevorFitzGibbon made was asking for my #StopTPP videos, claiming he/#JacobAppelbaum (he liked to name-drop him, a lot, probably b/c I admired him) wanted to watch my "wonderful" videos, allegedly.
#PanQuake=#ScamQuake #TalkLiberation
#MongolsMC #Sturgis: I have no idea if #TrevorFitzGibbon is really in touch with Appelbaum and/or if his relationship is exactly how he characterized it...but what is clear is "Trev" probably targeted me for my #StopTPP work, IMO.
#PanQuake=#ScamQuake #TalkLiberation
#MongolsMC #Sturgis: I mean, why else would this creep, imo, being propped up by pro-#TPP #DevinNunes's attorney, inexplicably, be contacting a random, suburban activist, like me, for ~2+yrs, manipulating me, allegedly?
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A summary of what we know about Delta so far 7th sept 2021, scientifically:

- Vaccines
Vaccinated people are sick for less time and less severely + less time infectious
Moderna offers the best protection with +80% protection: so less than 20% still gets sick
Pfizer offers about 70% protection, but protection decreases over time, especially in people over 60: in Israel, 60% of people in the hospital are now fully vaccinated
Many countries give 3rd Pfizer shot after 5 months, there is even talk of a 4th shot in Israel.
@AstraZeneca and @JNJ only offer 40% protection. Protection with J&J is said to increase for 8 months, but more than half of the 'fully vaccinated' are susceptible to Delta.
Combination of different types of vaccines probably offers a higher protection rate.
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Wednesday's #Coronavirus megathread starts here, with all the data, news and analysis as #Covid19 continues to cause problems.

Slightly less mega today on the thread as I am working abroad and struggling for time and internet. Doing my best!
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Starting with the case numbers from the islands of #Greece which I couldn't publish yesterday.

Broadly heading in the right direction, with exceptionally good numbers from #Crete again and #Zante

#Mykonos surges again and is still the most infected island.
2/3 #Covid19 cases Tuesday on the islands of #Greece

#Crete 196 (-148)
#Corfu 53 (-15)
#Andros 1 (-9)
#Chios 24 (+8)
#Ikaria 11 (-10)
#Ithaca 2 (-1)
#Kalymnos (-1)
#Karpathos (-1)
#KeaKythnos 1 (+1)
#Kefalonia 9 (-1)
#Kos 10 (-2)
#Lefkada 24 (-9)
#Lemnos 2 (-3)
#Lesbos 33 (+1)
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Twenty years ago this very week, my family and I were on a small wooden fishing boat in the Indian Ocean, having fled the barbarism of the #Taliban. We were rescued by the Norwegian containership, the MV Tampa, and denied entry to Australia at the point of a gun.
This also set into motion the torturous policy of offshore detention, where thousands of asylum seekers have been sentenced to indefinite imprisonment, for the simple act of wanting dignity and security.
Luckily for my family, good ole NZ came to our rescue and the rest is history. These photos show our dramatic rescue and the events thereafter. I detail our journey in my memoir #AfterTheTampa, out now at all major bookstores across Australia and New Zealand.
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Prospect of autonomous weapons is of deep concern globally & for #NewZealand. Machines making life & death decisions challenge fundamental values. #AWSDialogueNZ #KeepCtrl #TeamHuman
#NewZealand Govt has conducted a survey to collect views from the public. There’s limited public awareness but it found 72% opposed use of lethal autonomous weapons systems. Oppose machines being used to kill. #AWSDialogueNZ #KeepCtrl
#NewZealand government would prefer legally-binding rules on autonomous weapons systems. See the most effective control in a forum that works & delivers. #CCwUN must rise to the challenge before it. Time is off the essence! @PhilTwyford #AWSDialogueNZ
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Unlike before the pandemic, I’m now following this week’s #CCWUN diplomatic meeting on #KillerRobots from a great distance: hrw.org/news/2021/08/0… Being in #Aotearoa #NewZealand provides a refreshing new perspective. #AWSDialogueNZ @hrw
@hrw @UNGeneva @ousmannoor @BanKillerRobots @UN_Disarmament Military investments into lethal autonomous weapons systems are taking us down a dangerous path for global peace & security. Machines have no moral agency, empathy or responsibility - @NoelSharkey @icracnet #AWSDialogueNZ #KillerRobots #CCWUN
Fundamental challenges raised by removing human control from the use of force are only rising the longer it takes to regulate. As retired Maj. Gen. Mike Smith notes accountability cannot be transferred to machines. #AWSDialogueNZ #KillerRobots #CCWUN
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#Faroese @Tinganes, On 27 June 2021, the Faroese rounded up and murdered 175 pilot whales. On 8 July 2021, the Faroese slaughtered a further 100 pilot whales.
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#Faroese @Tinganes, On 6 July 2021, people in Linhai, eastern China rescued 9 stranded melon-headed whales and spent a considerable amount of time nursing & caring for them. The 9 whales were later released back to sea after recovery from the ordeal.
fb.watch/6E5LfmzqwU/
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#Faroese @Tinganes, On 9 July 2021, in a separate incident, people in Ninghai, Zhejiang, China rescued and released 2 dolphins fb.watch/v/3atqFbBf8/
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#NewZealand🇳🇿: Massive Farmer & Tractor Protests "stop stealing our lands, our freedoms and our right”
🎥EliseiNicole
#NewZealand🇳🇿:Thousands of farmers have descended on dozens of towns and cities across New Zealand in their tractors in a nationwide protest against a swathe of new environmental regulations. #FarmerProtest
#NewZealand🇳🇿:The Howl of a Protest event was tipped to be the largest of its kind for the rural sector, with motorcades expected in 51 towns and cities.
#FarmersProtest
#NewZealand
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Children and young people have almost ZERO risks from COVID. They get ZERO benefits from the vaccine and ONLY risks.
This is not justifiable nor excusable, even if it happened very rarely. It is ethically WRONG.
Stop the vaccine rollout for children and young people.
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The high-risk group can choose between highly effective, cheap & safe treatments protocols that have been shown to reduce hospitalization by 88% & deaths by 75%
OR
the C19 vaccines which are still being studied and not fully approved by the FDA. 2/4
ijirms.in/index.php/ijir…
COVID 19 vaccines should not be forced indiscriminately onto the entire population.
Launch a petition in your country using a sample template we've prepared for your convenience. (Copy the text from the link)
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pandata.org/allrisk-zerobe… Image
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Sergey Soygu, Russian defence minister, has subbed #America like eight times in his speech. FTT, he's right. America has lost the war in #Afghanistan.

"#Africa is of particular concern because our Western partners have not allowed them to stabilise economically."

Is he right? Image
He just reminded us that the Soviet Union supported many liberation movements with #Africa, and has offered a hand of friendship.

P.S I hate it when they (and they're all guilty of this) of talking of Africa as a country.
Another direct sub: "we will sign agreements with our African friends without imposing our ways on you like our Western partners do."
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For children and young people, the vaccines bring on 'ALL OF THE RISK AND NONE OF THE BENEFIT'.

This study shows that only "1-13% of serious events are reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)"
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digital.ahrq.gov/sites/default/…
The adverse event in children and young people are starting to emerge:
"between one in 3000 and one in 6000 men ages 16 to 24 who received the vaccine developed the rare condition [myocarditis]" 2/n
sciencemag.org/news/2021/06/i…
"increased cases of myocarditis and pericarditis have been reported in the United States after mRNA COVID-19 vaccination (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, particularly in adolescents and young adults" 3/n
cdc.gov/vaccines/covid…
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Just analyzing some postgraduate degrees offered by the universities across #Newzealand.
The fees are way above the global market rate, and, it appears, they overcharge students for extending their stay, which is akin to obtaining a legit work permit.
Education is big business!
Secondly, what is the guarantee that an international student will get a like-minded job, at a place of his choosing?
A work permit does not translate into a fantastic professional career!!
A basic three-year work permit, might not be enough to earn well after investing so much
I always say to my students, who would like to go overseas, that the grass appears greener on the other side.
Your imagination and perception might force you to acquire the wrong beliefs about foreign education.
A degree is a piece of paper! that's all.
What matters is your luck
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#BanABA. If you are in the UK, please sign the petition below. If you reside in another country, please follow the appropriate link to corresponding petitions on this page autcollab.org/projects/ban-o….
Regardless of where you live, please also sign the following petition towards a ban of all forms of conversion therapies including #BanABA in #Aotearoa / #NewZealand our.actionstation.org.nz/petitions/inqu….
If you live in a jurisdiction that does not yet have an active petition to ban #BanABA and all forms of conversion therapies, please consider creating a petition and then submit the details to autcollab.org/projects/ban-o…, so that the global index of initiatives is kept up to date.
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Good afternoon #PrimeMinister,
Reading the @Telegraph article below has caused me significant angst. As a healthcare professional who has seen just what #COVID19 can do, I am struggling to understand the rationale behind this decision.
🧵
@BorisJohnson
telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/…
Just as we are unlocking cautiously you want to risk the lives of more individuals by removing one of the few mitigations in secondary schools?
We know that #COVIDisAirborne & that we have several #VariantsOfConcern here already.
Have you seen this chart #PrimeMinister?
V few <40s will be vaccinated by May 17th & while their individual risk of serious disease or dying is low, their risk of #LongCovid is MODERATE!
Many parents & teaching staff are <40.
The numbers of #NHS & teaching staff w/ it already are horrendous. Why put more ppl at risk?
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#NewZealand: Jacinda Ardern’s Labour government is achieving something no other western country has done – staying on #China's side

Her words might have sounded tough to a domestic audience but in fact they’ll go down fine in China.
theguardian.com/world/commenti…
2) Beijing knows Ardern cannot avoid firing a few tough words. Not only is this demanded by allies, but more importantly it’s expected from across the political spectrum within New Zealand.
3) Plus, Ardern’s Labour party are currently being forced to debate and choose whether to support a motion in parliament condemning the Chinese government’s actions in Xinjiang as “genocide” of the Uyghur people.
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"Earlier today, the government of the #DRC🇨🇩 announced the end of the most recent #Ebola outbreak, three months after the first case was reported in North Kivu.
I congratulate the govt, health workers, communities & all WHO staff who were involved in the response."-@DrTedros
“This has only been possible thanks to a concerted, comprehensive and consistent approach, using vaccines and therapeutics alongside proven public health measures, with empowered and engaged communities.”-@DrTedros

#Ebola #DRC🇨🇩
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#China's communists fund Jacinda Ardern's Labour Party: What the #US Congress was told

"One of the major fundraisers for Jacinda Ardern's party" is linked to the #Chinese Communist Party & it showed China had penetrated #NewZealand's political networks.
nzherald.co.nz/nz/chinas-comm…
2) As a result, US lawmakers needed to consider whether New Zealand should be kicked out of the Five Eyes intelligence alliance because of problems at its "political core".
3) The bombshell testimony included claims from a former Central Intelligence Agency analyst that "anything on China that was briefed to Bill English was briefed to Mr Yang Jian", the National MP revealed last year as having trained spies for China.
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In the #USA and much of the so-called #1stWorld, we are in Act 4 of a 5 act Shakespeare epic we might call “Pandemia 2020.”...
In the #UK, they seem mired in Act 3, and in #Russia, #Brasil, #Peru, and parts of #Africa it is Act 2! In #india it seems they are against a wall at the height of the Act 1!...
Why is this so?
To determine this, we must begin in December 2019.

On 26 Dec 2021 the govt in #Taipei, #Taiwan warned every other govt on Earth that their intelligence had determined there was a vrus spreading in #Wuhan, #PRC & that they were banning all travel from #China...
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#LIVE: @POTUS Biden hosts world leaders in the White House for virtual climate summit, on #EarthDay, for ways to slow #climatechange
twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…
@POTUS #LIVE: King Salman will shortly be speaking at the virtual climate summit arab.news/zrqcf
@POTUS #LIVE: President @joeBiden says US will reduce emissions in half by the end of the current decade
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Nobody likes lockdowns but you can't say they don't work. In Alberta we lived through the proof of it. The failure lies in what sectors we choose to reopen & when & in not adopting a #ZeroCovid strategy like some much smarter places have adopted, saving lives & economies. THREAD Image
If it feels like our leaders don't know what they're doing it's because they don't but you can't blame that on lockdowns. There's no avoiding lockdowns when our hospitalization numbers rapidly approach a rate our hospitals can't manage. Other jurisdictions aren't failing. /2 Image
I tried to share this article with a "Conservative" friend who assured me we had to do things the way we did or our economy would fail. When I told him that just wasn't factually accurate he refused to read it & the chat ended in acrimony. Okay then. /3 thetyee.ca/News/2021/04/0…
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165 years ago #OnThisDay, William Ferguson Massey (1856 - 1925), the 13th prime minister of #NewZealand was born in #Ireland to a small farming Protestant family

#BOTD #OTD
2) In 1862, Massey’s parents emigrated to #NewZealand leaving their 6 year old child behind to complete his education He was raised by his grandmother and uncle and at age 14 followed his parents in 1870 to #Auckland
3) By 1876 Massey settled in Mangere on the outskirts of #Auckland where he leased a 100 acre farm and bought a threshing machine to provide supplemental income.
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