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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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1/
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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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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Welcome to #NATO 101. Lesson 1
"The mere lack of #military #power is, in itself, not enough to cause a nation to lose its position vis-à-vis other states. That only happens when the people lose their individual integrity and the country gradually loses its national #integrity...
#NATO 101, Lesson 2
"No-one wants to cooperate with a country that has lost its integrity. [Even when] other countries have dealt unreasonably... who would want to damage the amity extant between [us, just by] sticking up for a state that has no national #integrity to begin with?
#NATO 101, Lesson 3.
"Many countries haven’t lost their international #prestige merely because of #poverty and #weakness... natural #disaster and poor #geography are enough to make a country weak and poor, and that can move others to sympathy. But lack of #integrity?
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I bought a bird feeder. I hung it
on my back porch and filled it
with seed. What a beauty of
a bird feeder it was, as I filled it
lovingly with seed.
Within a week we had hundreds of birds
taking advantage of the
continuous flow of free and
easily accessible food.
But then the birds started
building nests in the boards
of the patio, above the table,
and next to the barbecue.

Then came the crap. It was
everywhere: on the patio tile,
the chairs, the table ...
everywhere!
Then some of the birds
turned mean. They would
dive bomb me and try to
peck me even though I had
fed them out of my own
pocket.

And others birds were
boisterous and loud. They
sat on the feeder and
squawked and screamed at
all hours of the day and night
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Sometimes when I'm very ill, I have terrible dystopian dreams. I visualize war and intense violence. I also have hallucinations. When I wake, I imagine I'm still in the world created by my dreams. #Nigeria #Politics #Governance
Now that the episodes have ocurred a few times, my rational mind recognises the world is not real. I know that once I go back to sleep and wake again, everything will be alright. #Nigeria is like my dreams. The only difference is things do not get better when I wake up.
When I was younger, during the harsh days of SAP & the uncertain days of military rule, I was shielded from the horrors because I had good parents. Parents create the world their children live in. However, now that I'm an adult, this Nigerian world I live in is all too real.
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THE WATCHMAN

[...] "The watchman’s task has always been a thankless one.
"There are treacherous fifth column elements, who are really working for the #defeat of the #nation, at the hands of its enemies.
"These subversive elements readily gain and hold the #public’s ear, because they soothingly tell the people what they want to hear. Go back to sleep, no danger can come, and there is nothing you can do.
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We're in the historic Redpath museum auditorium this morning @mcgillu for another excellent talk by Jan Marco Muller @IIASAVienna which we organized w/ @McGillMSSI & TISPP! A continuation of #SPESciDip events of the last few days, #THREAD below ⬇️
#scidip #SciComm #scipol
When #science meets #politics on #GMO ➡️ when faced with the same evidence, some countries overwhelmingly agree, others overwhelmingly against #scipol #scidip
The mechanisms of #scienceadvice in the #EU is... complex
#scidip #scipol
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American conservatives are still clueless about the 97% expert climate consensus
Now there’s a handbook for that
theguardian.com/environment/cl…
HT @jetvac #climatedenial #scicomms
The Consensus Handbook
Why the scientific consensus on
climate change is important climatechangecommunication.org/wp-content/upl… CC @jetvac #climatechange #Sciencenotsilence #ScienceMatters #ClimateDenial
Now - about those 31,000 dissenting scientists proving there’s no expert agreement on
human-caused global warming...
climatechangecommunication.org/wp-content/upl… #ClimateDenial
Page 17 if you're too lazy to find it yourself....
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#Probablemente ([#EO]#probable🍀/[#EN]#Probably🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿)
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The #NRA is a flat-out, kick-ass grassroots organization and their power derives from their members.

There members 👉🏻deeply connected. Don’t be deceived by the fake propaganda or twist for what who the stand for!

#2ADefenders #2A #2ndAmendment
You won’t know that if you watch the #FakeNewsMedia, Drive-By Media and their continual harangue, which is as predictable as the sun coming up after each one of these horrific incidents.
How in the world can political differences be put aside when even the marchers and their agenda sound very similar to that of the Democrat Party, which is find a way to get rid of the guns and find a way to get rid of the NRA. #WakeUpAmerica
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"#ChuckAndNancy" #LimousineLiberals #Politics -- #DemExit #EPluribusUnum

Genevieve Wood: Schumer Shutdown Makes Clear Democrats’ Real Priorities
dailysignal.com/2018/01/21/sch…

#SchumerShutdown | #tcot #PJNET
#LimousineLiberals #Soros #SJW #Antifa #LiberalFascism -- #DemExit #EPluribusUnum

Antifa Member in Custody After Hospitalizing 56 Year Old Outside ‘Night For Freedom’ Event
breitbart.com/tech/2018/01/2…
| #tcot #PJNET
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Thread: 'quiet accomplishments' of Trump admin. Very little major legislation - but it doesn't mean they're not accomplishing their agenda.
Feb. 28 bill blocked SSA from reporting mentally impaired recipients to nat. background-check dB. #GunControlNow washingtonpost.com/investigations…
In March and April, Trump admin. withdrew protections for 42 endangered species. #Endangered #Conservation bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
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