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As the warm story-inspiring light of #Sagittarius dissipates, we feel the darkness creep around us w/ our days shortening.
At the pt. of the shortest day, where night & darkness would seem to prevail, we step into the mystery & power that is #Capricorn
From a spiritual point of view, #Capricorn symbolizes that moment when the darkness of matter SEEMS to prevail over the light.
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I have difficulty understanding the intent of this message in terms of communication and substance.
A short thread on this.
Let's talk straight.
1 In terms of substance, the question is not whether or not to isolate Putin, but to ensure that the Russian regime loses the war, is put out of action, which implies its disappearance—I certainly understand that @MinColonna can't say this explicitly.
2 Moreover, to think that talking to him could change him is the same illusion that has prevailed in recent years.
To send warning messages is certainly something else and could make sense. The US did. Has nothing to do with the isolation narrative.
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I'm thrilled to see so much interest in the tactics, targets, and effects of #climate #activism since yesterday's Tomato Toss. Anyone wondering if it was a success, just look at the media coverage as evidence. A 🧵to answer ?s @Revkin @MichaelEMann @amywestervelt @borenbears
As I described to Shannon, the action at the National Gallery was just part of a broader wave of contention that is being motivated by the #ClimateCrisis. As the world heats up, many more will mobilize. I wrote about this process in @ClimateActionSN:…
It's great to see one of my articles getting attention (thanks @revkin and @MichaelEMann). To think about the broader range of tactics & how they work as part of a whole movement to affect social change, check out my recent book #AmericanResistance
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Okay, I'm Muslim, and I understand that some Muslim women wear a niqab (face covering except for the eyes) with their hijab. But what is the point of that on a dating site? #Sigh
So far being on has been the most bizarre of online dating experiences. I've already fended off scammer with a very elaborate scam. She confessed to it when I busted her in straight-up lie. (She put up an obviously doctored passport.)
And more interest from folks, but bizarre set-ups, like 28 yo women looking for a man 30-80. When asked why they are interested in marrying an 80 yo, they respond, "Love has no age."
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It's time.
The inchoate, frothy sea of #Pisces is without differentiation. It needs the clarity & singularity of 1 instead of the duality of the fish.
Now, the #Pisces moment, symbolized by this:…
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Please file this under things I would never have thought needed to be said. Alcohol enemas are dangerous. #sigh.
Now, I feel I should temper my statement about boofing a bit. You see anything done without the proper instructions can be risky. So if you are going to but chug remember a few important points.
First. It’s going to take a lot less alcohol to get you intoxicated. That’s because you bypass the liver which does the lion’s share of metabolizing alcohol. You get hammered on a spritzer? Reduce the dose by about half.
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The entire pitch for Brexit in 2016 was that the sovereignty gains in leaving the EU would make the UK more economically prosperous and more politically stable than the EU.

That's the Leave Campaign's benchmark for establishing success or failure.
The way greater sovereignty from the EU became inextricably linked in the Leave Campaign's pitch with greater prosperity in comparison to the EU is one of the reasons why Soft Brexit as a balanced compromise to ensure UK stability became squeezed out of contention after 2016
Also interesting to look back at the Vote Leave manifesto and see what is still highlighted now and what isn't mentioned. A new European institutional architecture assumes a lot about the UK's power and leverage over the EU as well as about EU weakness…
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This is your daily pension announcement: throwback to the World Bank Group's case study on the much vaunted (and rightly so) Canadian Pension Model. You can access the paper from the article below, but be warned it may be TL:dr and too much Kevin. #AbLeg…
This paper is from 2017, before any of the crazy UCP/AIMCO stuff. But it gives you insight into the things that Travis did to weaken pensions in AB. Strap in, this is going to be a long ride. #AbLeg #handsoffmypension
1. "Because of their success, the World Bank Group partnered with four Canadian pension funds, Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo)".

Er, yeah. AIMCO is not a pension fund. They are an investment manager, a service provider to pension funds if you will. #AbLeg
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Yes, #adasmSmith says sovereigns should also maintain public institutions and public works that are good for society but that people won’t pay for on their own. (V.i.c.1) #WealthOfTweets #SmithTweets
And yes, this category of expenses includes education, about which more later. We promise. (V.i.c.1) #WealthOfTweets #SmithTweets
The first kind of public works Smith is concerned with are the kind that facilitate commerce in general. Like ROADS. (V.i.d.1) #WealthOfTweets #SmithTweets
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Twitter's weird new policy on trending terms, whatever it is, has wreaked havoc on #Deflectotrend, but we get one today, thanks to the Rockefeller Center xmas tree being scraggly and sad. Image

Chuck Todd must have said something stupid. Image
The greatest moment in #Deflectotrend history!


A Trump supporter testified in Michigan. She looks like Jackson and sounds like Strong's (drunk) Girl You Wish You Hadn't Started a Conversation With at a Party character.

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i've invested for ~20 yrs, met 1000's of founders, seen 1000's of decks, done 100's of deals -- yet it's still humbling how often i'm wrong or uncertain about what's going to happen. like Yogi Berra sez: "It's tough to make predictions... especially about the future". #sigh🤷
i read about a lot of other VCs bragging about their big investing wins (and how they had #CONVICTION about investing early), but i'll be honest it's rare that i'm sure things are going to go great... and again, often that i'm wrong when i feel that way.
now don't get me wrong, i've met some amazing founders and had the good fortune to write a check / not fuck it up, but i've also passed on amazing deals more often than i've said yes -- so i'm painfully aware my hitting % is at best only around .300 (maybe).
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Um, so @Facebook just "unpublished" my page for @ZuckerbergFiles that has existed since 2013: "It looks like recent activity on your Page doesn't follow the Facebook Page Policies regarding impersonation and pretending to be an individual or business." #sigh
And when I click on the "Disagree with this decision" you get this oh-so-helpful "we're busy and might not get to this message.
I've literally had members of Facebook's communications team contact me to make sure their internal archive of Zuckerberg's appearances matches mine.
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The setting: Passover aisle at ShopRite
The players: blonde jewish lady, her adorable 6 yr old daughter, me
Daughter: [picks up random item] Is this kosher?
Mother: If it's in this aisle, its kosher and kosher for Passover.
Le helpful me: Theres actually a couple of things in this aisle that arent k for p
Mother: [snippily] Everything in this aisle is k for p
Me: Well there's some soups over there that aren't
Mother: [snippily] Well everything on the paper covered shelves are
Me: The soups are also on the paper covered shelves
Mother: [huffs off] Sure
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Ok, I’ve begun my #GameOfThornes journey. So far, the only one who I want to root for is Sean Bean and Blonde Dragon Egg Lady. @VforVintageVera @with_luvey
2 in. Joffrey is a piece of shit and Arya is literally me. He doesn’t make it out of this, right? I look forward to that Ep. #GOT @VforVintageVera @with_luvey
I also *want* to like Sansa Jonas but she is so petulant I want to slap her. And the Lannisters are an incesty Lucius x Narcissa Malfoy. Convince me otherwise. 🤷🏻‍♀️ #GOT @VforVintageVera @with_luvey
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There are few things I love more than archive photos of the excavations of #Pompeii. These capture the 1950s excavations of the Via dell’Abbondanza. Brilliant contrast between the suited visitors and the workmen. And oh just look at the painted written signs & frescoes. Fabulous.
[Images taken from Varone & Stefani, 2009. Titulorum Pictorum Pompeianorum. CIL IV]
And of course I meant to write 1910s not 1950s. #sigh
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¡Sea! Puesto que todos ustedes lo han pedido, comienza la lectura de Memorias de Idhún: La Resistencia, tomo II: Revelación. Nos acompaña Cheap Jeep, el Barautobot.
Recuerde silenciar este hilo si no quiere spoilers de Memorias de IdhĂşn. O si no quiere ver este hilo, lo cual el muy comprensible.
Recordemos que al fin del libro anterior, la Resistencia estaba en muy mala forma: Shail habĂ­a quedado desintegrado, Alsan se habĂ­a hecho furro a tiempo parcial, y estaba Jack.
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Mau cerita sedikit soal Magic Leap.

Perusahaan yang ngakunya bergerak di Augmented Reality dan sama sekali belum pernah rilis produk TAPI sudah berhasil raise funding senilai lebih dari USD 2,3 billion.
Tahun 2014, seorang pebisnis yang baru saja berhasil menjual perusahaannya, "Mako Surgical" (Bergerak di bidang Robotics untuk surgery) bernama Rony Abovitz mengaku mendapatkan seed funding senilai USD 50 juta untuk perusahaan barunya:

"Magic Leap"
Melalui wawancara dengan South Florida Business Journal di Februari 2014, ia mengaku menciptakan term baru: "Cinematic Reality", karena konon menurutnya term Virtual Reality atau Augmented Reality itu sudah kuno DAN teknologi yg ia bangun berpuluh-puluh tahun lebih maju dari itu.
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Had the great honour of talking to @pompeii_sites Director General, @MassimoOsanna, at the site of his new excavations: the first in 20 years to entirely dig through the 4 metres of ash and pumice stones from the AD 79 eruption.
Such an exciting project to watch unfold. #Pompeii
@pompeii_sites @MassimoOsanna A few more views of the incredibly exciting first glimpses of the tops of the walls emerging from the volcanic ash & amphorae nestled in the pumice in the new excavations in Region V, #Pompeii.
Latest photographs from the new excavations in Region V of #Pompeii. Painted wall plaster emerging from the pumice and a winged putto (cherub) sees daylight once more.

[images courtesy of @MassimoOsanna]
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