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Assalamulaikum, I am @SanobarFatma and will be curating @TheMuslimsofIN today and tomorrow and will be talking about two things we love discussing - #movies and #politics.
In any conversation thediscussion is mostly about “kaunsi nayi film arahi hai” or “abki baar kiski sarkaar”
Films have a large influence on both culture and mindset, and can serve as a mean for politicians and propaganda.
Taking into account the growing impact in both public opinion and politics, the #stereotyping of #Muslims has created a negative influence
Muslims form the largest minority in India and yet when it comes to their portrayal they are either #mythified #stereotyped or #missing.
They are either the very bad guys or a good Vs bad lecturing into what Islam actually is. There is no portrayal of a “normal Muslim”
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Senator, can you explain to the nation why your favorite Sweden doesn't have minimum wage laws? If you can't, I will, See the following tweet.
Did you know the coffee shop where @Ocasio2018 “got her start” had to close down because minimum wage hikes have put them out of business?
1. Increasing minimum wage results in low-skilled young workers either being laid off or never getting a first job to build their skills for a better paying job later. Democrats always find ways to exacerbate problems while pretending to solve them.
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(1)QARMY🕵So you #think the #QArmy is just a bunch of #people sitting at the #computer doing nothing?

You dont think of us as #DigitalSoldiers?

Do you think we are wasting our #time and not doing anything to help?

If so then please keep reading this #Thread

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(2)🕵The first thing you have to understand is the #RippleEffect. When you find a #Fact, you share it. Now the #information has a starting point. Everyone is a starting point for someone.

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We think #info is important!⬇
(3)🕵It can take a very long time to find all the facts about something. Hours and hours of digging.

#Imagine if you were being told #lies about everything going on and no one was willing to take time out of their day to #find the #Truth. No #Opposition! No one watching them!⬇
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HEADS UP >> All eyes on powerful Ald. Ed Burke today on heels of the FBI raiding his offices 👇👇👇@WBEZ @DenverManuel #politics
#FBI raided Burke's offices in November, 3 months shy of #Chicago elections. Burke has been alderman for 50 years. He controls the $$ at City Hall (AKA: chair of the @ChiCouncil Finance Committee), via @WBEZ's @dmihalopoulos @claudiamorell @beckyvevea >> tinyurl.com/ycbjunke
Important background: Burke's private/public lives are so intertwined he's recused himself from hundreds of @ChiCouncil votes that have sent $$$ in benefits to his private clients, via @dmihalopoulos @WBEZ & @DavidKidwell1 @phjudge @BetterGov >> tinyurl.com/y79292bp
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#TuesdayThoughts: I wasn't able to be as productive as I wanted to be this year given an (often-ass-kicking) autoimmune disorder, but here's a thread of a few highlights.

As always, I remain so grateful to you all for your continued support.❤️
First, I am very proud of co-editing, with @m_hild, Reconsidering Southern Labor History: Race, Class, and Power. We had perceptive, brilliant scholars contributing essays on a wide variety of topics. Look for the paperback release in 2019!

upf.com/book.asp?id=97…
Second, was absolutely honored to be asked to write a piece commemorating the life and legacy of #MartinLutherKing #MLK for the National Civil Rights Museum. I chose to write about #poverty and the #PoorPeoplesCampaign:

mlk50.civilrightsmuseum.org/50-voices-50-y…
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@ScottPresler I'm with U, man. U can't ignore any voter be it black or white. But path 2 victory in 2020 is 2 solidify white vote & get single white college ed women 2 vote @GOP in larger numbers as well as "suburban GOP white voters"

Trump has 2 run "Comfort Game"

@RationalMale @parscale
@ScottPresler @GOP @RationalMale @parscale Look I've looked at the data closely. Unless there is a major sea change, we will get 50 percent latino vote before the black vote. Thats the trend. We shouldn't ignore any group.
@ScottPresler @GOP @RationalMale @parscale That said, what will absolutely destroy our chances is if white voters dont show up or defect to Democrats.

A split up white vote dooms us

The midterm wins for Democrats were driven by white liberals who are brainwashed by trump. Our voters of course didnt show up as strongly
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The problem that these authoritarian ideologues do not seem to understand is that prohibitions on speech are arbitrary by nature. If suppression of particular viewpoints is deemed acceptable, then discourse will no longer be possible.

#FridayThoughts
#FreeSpeech
#Politics
This absurd desire for censorship appears to be predicated on the idea that the dissemination of extremist ideas shall inevitably result in violence or radicalization. Of course, this is simply not the case. Those who utilize said ideas as a justification to perpetrate crimes...
...were already inclined to do so.

One such example is the far-right idea that a white ethnostate is necessary to preserve the west. I'm certain that there are individuals who utilize this racist idea as a justification to attack non-whites. However, a more common response...
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Abang Mercy asked question on why @fkeyamo known to stand for Nigerians is standing with Buhari.....
"Posterity will reckon me on the right side of history".....@fkeyamo 2019
When #FestusKeyamoSpeaks, you've got to learn👏👏👏👏
On human right records, #FestusKeyamoSpeaks clearly...
"We must be careful of all these blank statement: When we say these things, you will think that there are political prisoners in Nigeria"....
The Ecowas court had asked Dasuki to be released, is that not enough to question the human right record of
this administration?

#FestusKeyamoSpeaks clearly that Dasuki's right was NEVER violated...

Me: When Dasuki was involved in HUMAN WRONG, you were all MUTE..
Human right?
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Hello Ma @obyezeks
Having considered your common slogan “#COMPETENCE, #CAPACITY & #CHARACTER”, & in the light of your ambition to lead a Nation like Nigeria in any political capacity not as appointed but elected I am more than convinced that you are far from it. #Fact
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I don't think you have such #character to lead or the capacity to govern any community. Competence on its own is subjective to several parameters, and it is debatable if you are even competent for any elected office and I will explain further here:
#Fight4Naija
No, this is not an attack of your personality, it’s just a #RealityCheck meant to scrutinize whoever dares to desire any political office. You have used the same beam light on others, you are still using it to “attack” the leading candidates in APC and PDP....It's OK
#Fight4Naija
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1. Jesus described this #ElectionDay :
This generation...is like children sitting in the marketplaces and
calling to their companions, and
saying: ‘We played the flute for you,
And you did not dance;
We mourned to you,
And you did not lament.’
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EXPLAIN...
video.foxnews.com/v/585732312900…
2. In Christ's Parable, the #children are upset because their companions didn't follow their #Leadership . The children were so entitled that they thought it inconceivable that their companions did not jump at the #chance to follow.
@NewsHour @CBS @PBS
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video.foxnews.com/v/585732312900…
3. This describes the #Dems perfectly. They are not seeking to EARN #vote s, they are TELLING #People how they MUST #VoteBlue simply because the #Democrats are calling the #Republicans #racist or other derogatory names.
@CBSNews @nbc @NBCNews
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video.foxnews.com/v/585732312900…
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Russia and Iran are engaged in disinformation campaigns aimed at US citizens. Twitter just released over 10 million tweets from over 4500 Russian and Iranian accounts engaged in influence operations dating back to 2009. We've analyzed the data. Here's what you need to know...
Russia's influence operations are far-reaching, aimed at a number of countries. This, of course, includes ops aimed at US voters in 2016, but also includes their own people. 58 Russian-language accounts tweeted regional "news" related to Crimea, Syria, and other military action.
44 US-directed local "news" accounts amassed over half a million followers. By using local-sounding news source names, they were able to dupe Americans from *other* regions to share what they thought was authentic news.
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The @IAF_MCC will need to retire 11 MIG sqdns by 2030 or around 198 jets , another 200 jets retire ~2035. We need to replace 400jets to maintain current lvls by 2035. For 42 sqdns add 200 jets . @RahulGandhi pls can you tell us how you'll cover that with @HALHQBLR 1/n #Rafale
The NDA plan is to have @HALHQBLR build at least 250 #LCA variants in three lines ( two lines funded by #Modi ) with each line building 8jets/annum starting 2020.
Another 350 #aircraft will have to come from 1-2 other privately owned firms or be imported. 2/n
If we kill private #military #aircraft #manufacturing today we will have to import ~300 jets in the next 10-15 yrs which will cost #India anything between 45-60$bn . Each 1$bn invested creates at least 6000 jobs today , this import alone will cost us 360,000 jobs 3/n
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Against Normalization: The Lesson of the “Munich Post”

By Ron Rosenbaum @RonRosenbaum1

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THE TRUMP-HITLER COMPARISON.
Is there any comparison? Between the way the campaigns of Donald #Trump and Adolf #Hitler should have been treated by the #media and the culture? The way the media should act now? The problem of #normalization?
2/
Because I’d written a book called Explaining Hitler several editors had asked me, during the #campaign, to see what could be said on the subject.

Until the morning after the election I had declined them.
3/
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/TheoryThread\

Science is the casting of syntactic nets, taxonomizing its contents, & adding another layer of mesh b4 casting it anew While much is learned frm studying wht remains, the contents never behave as they did in the water,& wht IS water?A pesky medium net cannot catch
/TheoryThread\

Artificial super intelligence is achieved; algorithmic curiosity. ASI will simulate its attempts to capture nature of (our) reality it inhabits. If successful, ASI simulates nested isomorphisms of reality ad infinitum, our reality. Eternal recurrence?Time=flat O?
/TheoryThread\

#Serendipity is the datum of a nascent theory.
~ Processual cosmos

#Correspondence is the datum of a nascent science.
~ Physicalist cosmos

#Politics is the datum of a nascent paradigm.
~ Idealist cosmos
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I hold the view (held by some individuals for various reasons) that the #TeamPatriot hashtag is connected to a psychological operation. At present, I don't know by whom/for what. Argumentation will follow. #Twitter #PsyOp #PsyOps #MAGA #TCOT #QAnon #WWG1WGA #Resist #TheResistance
Over time, if my view changes along these lines (#TeamPatriot hashtag not connected to a psychological operation), I will make that clear. For the time being, I will write in this thread (and in replies) with respect to my current viewpoint.
Using "psychological operation" as a term calls to mind conspiracy theories, intelligence activities, etc., which are legitimate considerations of course. However, since we are dealing human communication, the ancient art of rhetoric is always on the table of analysis.
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The concepts of doing well by doing good, impact investment funds & the like substitute "generosity" for "justice". Justice often requires the powerful to lose something, to stop standing on someone's back. 1/x
Generosity in this context is like continuing to stand on someone's back while throwing them a bone. Generosity of this kind where the system doesn't change but scraps are thrown has become a very powerful idea. 2/x
paraphrased from a conversation between @AnandWrites & @deray on he Pod Save (@PodSaveThePpl) the People #podcast crooked.com/podcast/never-… #economics #politics #business #philanthropy 3/3
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Back in July @SenFeinstein gets letter from an #anonymous alleging #Cavanaugh groped her 35 yrs ago (1982)
when she was 15 yr old #CockTease #TeenyBopper
got drunk
ended up in bed
with a 17 yr old guy who took liberties with her body!
@POTUS #MAGA #tcot #ccot #KAG #Truth #QAnon
@SenFeinstein
#EmperorXi of #China's favorite source of #Intelligence
declines to release the letter directly
Instead she reports it to #FBI
who in turn release it to #DeepState
who promptly #Leak her #identity
to members of #MeToo #Media
forcing her to go public!
#WalkAway #MCGA
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A thread for the "#software is not political" crowd. Whether you like it or not, all software is political because technology AFFECTS PEOPLE. If you came to #tech thinking you'd escape having to think about people, #politics, and society - you were mistaken. I'll show you why...
Before we start, remember this as you read. Just because YOU think the answer to any of these issues is clear-cut, it doesn't mean that issue is not political.

There are people who take the OPPOSITE position with just as much conviction, and they think it's clear-cut too.
Also - as an engineer, a developer or designer - if you choose to ignore the political and societal implications of your #technology, YOU HAVE MADE A POLITICAL CHOICE.
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We're kicking off the morning with a #livechat between tech and gaming writer Marijam @marijamdid and artist duo Shiri and Lucian @GIANTBOMB1 on the #politics of #gaming, as part of #20Days here at #TateExchange. Welcome both! To start: is gaming time well spent? Why or why not?
And with that, we'll wrap up for now. Thanks so much for joining us, if you'd like to continue the conversation around #gaming, join us on Sept 1st for an #Overwatch session and discussion: tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-…
If you'd like to take part in playing, sign up here! docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAI…
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Increasing minimum wage results in low-skilled young workers either being laid off or not getting hired, and Rent Relief results in rents getting raised because landlords know about it too. Democrats always find ways to exacerbate problems while pretending to solve them.
Politics Of Minimum Wage

The real minimum wage on the street is always the same -- zero!

However, Democrats advocate for it incessantly, because they count on the fact that those who get a raise will thank Democrats, whereas those who lose their jobs will blame the employers.
#politics #economics
People who support raising minimum wage must either think all employers are blood-suckers or that money grows on trees.
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#Thread 👇👇👇
Can the Senate President be removed IF the entire 109 Senators are not complete?
#MyView
Saraki is GONE if and when @OfficialAPCNg is ready. It will only take 30 minutes without any drama. So don't think removing Saraki will be that dramatic guys..
#RemovingSaraki
Don't argue too much on this.
Nigeria had 109 Senators as at the time Saraki was "elected" as Senate President by just 57 Senators. If that was constitutional & seen to have formed a "quorum"
then removing Saraki by 2/3 of the same "quorum" is constitutional...
#RemovingSaraki
The other perspective is this:
Does the constitution say that the Senate President MUST come from the Majority party/ruling party?
Simple logic:
Can a Senator from the MINORITY be the Majority leader of the house?
Can a Senator from the Majority party be the Minority leader? 🤔🤔
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It's a criminal offence to falsifying a legal instrument. But if the #MetPolice / #LBRUT do it, then there is not even an investigation. 12 years of silence. Evidence to prove it - ukcoverup.com/search-warrant-

#skynews #lbc #theresamay #uk #bbcnews #coverup #c4news #worldnews #ukgov
Welcome to the #Metpolice who also changed & falsified my arrest details. Have a look at the evidence here ukcoverup.com/arrest-details as it's all easy to prove & that's why it's never addressed

#R4today #corruption #coverup #leadership #values #corevalues #bbcnews #skynews #itvnews
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I will do a thread later on all these deflection of lepers & #TheGame that will tame Saraki in 2019..
Let me give you a hint ahead of this thread:
Expect a very influential Senator from the South East like Akpabio to deflect to @OfficialAPCNg b4 #NigeriaDecides2019
#MyView 😂🤣
Let me go further to tell you #MyView that led to this:
In 2015, #TheGame was for Ngige from the South East to win election, & being part of the new ruling party (majority), he was supposed to become the #SenatePresident(from South Eats), PMB(North), PYO(South West)...#Politics
But since the South East folks in their politics of hatered towards Buhari thought voting for Ngige would mean they supported APC/PMB, the person that won couldn't have been the Senate President because she was not from the ruling party...As such, the seat was open to all...🤣😂
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