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🍻 President @CyrilRamaphosa recently bemoaned #SouthAfrica’s position “as one of the countries in the world that has a high alcohol consumption level”.

But what % of #SouthAfricans drink alcohol? Where does the country rank internationally?

We checked. bit.ly/3eU51FK
@CyrilRamaphosa The latest @WHO data shows that, on average, #SouthAfricans over 15 consumed 9.3 litres of pure alcohol each in 2016. The figure was 16.2 litres for men & 2.7 litres for women. bit.ly/3eU51FK
@CyrilRamaphosa Based on these figures, #SouthAfrica ranked 50th out of 195 countries for total alcohol consumed per capita in 2016.

Moldova took the top spot with a per capita consumption of 15.2 litres, followed closely by Lithuania (15 litres) & the Czech Republic (14.4 litres). Image
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I was working as a hotel maid during the summer to get some money together for Uni. It was menial stuff but it did pay quite well. On Tuesday's I was a waitress in the cafe in the mornings then went round cleaning rooms after breakfast when people started going out for the day.
The hotel was posh and I had to dress up in a proper French maid uniform.

This particular Tuesday I went up to a table with a family of four. The mum and dad looked fairly normal the younger boy about 15 looked quite nice, short brown hair, fit body.
However, the older boy about 18 looked gorgeous. He was tall muscly smooth black hair and a nice face eyes you could stare into and get lost in for days. I smiled at them "Hello, I'm Oge. I will be your waitress this morning do you know what you are going to order?"
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"Ungh, ungh, uuuuungh!"

Miriam didn't know whether to laugh or cry, so she just kept quiet, looking up into awkward, twisted face of the boy grunting above her. Oh my god, he looks like he's having a stroke. She sighed.
The boy looked down at her, panting, a stupid grin on his face. Well, Miriam thought it was stupid. "Yeah, you liked that, didn't you?"

Miriam had enough social grace to give a forced smile. Maybe she could convince him to finish her off, anyway.
Not as good as cumming from a cock, but better than nothing. "Yeah, that was fantastic, Emmy. You want to . . . ." Her partner pulled out of her and was already off the bed before she could finish the sentence. Screaming now became a viable option, alongside laughing or crying.
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Psychological Warfare: E. Michael Jones on YouTube Censorship
The essence of Psychological Warfare is the attempt to prevent un-authorized communication between subject peoples (1,5 metres is also Psycho Warfare 😉)

#FreeSpeech #CultureWars #LogosRising

The B'nai B'rith is part of the Masonic Scottish Rite Order established in 1843. It's militant arm, the "Anti Defamation League" (#ADL) was formed in 1913, the same year as the US Federal Reserve.
redicecreations.com/specialreports…
Hidden History of B'nai B'rith & the Young Turks
The B'nai B'rith is an abject tool of British intelligence, run and directed to serve the interests of British imperial policy. B'nai B'rith and the Young Turks efficiently destroyed the Ottoman empire.
hiddenmysteries.org/conspiracy/his…
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Migrating out of Poverty
The Migrating out of Poverty Research Programme Consortium focuses on the relationship between internal and regional #migration and #poverty in #Africa and #Asia. It is funded by the UK’s @DFID_UK and coordinated out of the @SussexUni.
Stories from the Southern Route
#Ethiopia has been a focus country for #EU directives and #IOM action plans to control irregular migration towards #SouthAfrica, #Libya and the #MiddleEast.

🇰🇪 ✒️ Maddo
#Migrants & #Smugglers
This comic is based on research conducted by Doudou Gueye, the @unirankorg in collaboration with @priyadeshingkar, the @SussexUni, in the Casamance area of Senegal.

🇰🇪 ✒️ Maddo
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Ok - I REALLY need to drive this home for you peeps cos this is IMPORTANT.

Bush here is literally admitting the UN has ALWAYS had the intention of imposing a globally dominating, centralised and heavily regulated NEW WORLD ORDER.

UN = NWO

"PEACEKEEPERS" - Through VIOLENCE?
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UN|History101

The UN was justified after the eruption of 2 of the largest global conflicts our species has known

NEITHER of these events needed to happen

They happened because globalist bloodlines needed a reason for the majority of the world to willfully accept absolute rule
UN|History101

The UN was formed from the initial League of Nations as a means to form a singular regulatory authority managed by the creators themselves (THE FOUR POLICEMEN) and imposed HARSH conditions on Member States that locked their citizens into a deal they had no say in!
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1/In sanctuary for #GeorgeFloyd #Houston funeral due to start in about an hour. Family and friends are wearing black and white, filing past the open, gold-plated casket. Everyone wearing masks. @AP and @HoustonChron posting photo.
2/Family and guests taking seats #GeorgeFloyd #Houston funeral. @JJWatt and @channingtatum spotted. @tylerperry Jamie Fox and @FloydMayweather expected.
3/ The latest from #GeorgeFloyd family and funeral in #Houston latimes.com/world-nation/s…
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#AfricanNeuroscience [Thread]

Ever wondered what #Neuroscience research looks like in #Africa? For 3 years, we have been working on profiling the neuroscience research landscape in the continent’s 54 countries. Very excited to share our latest work: biorxiv.org/content/10.110…

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Why is this important?
#Africa has real potential in #Neuroscience, but needs help to rise from its current position! To do this, we need accurate data that reflects the heterogeneity of research across the continent's 54 countries.

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Such data is lacking, as previous estimates about research outputs from #Africa are mostly inaccurate, partly because it is difficult to tell whether the research was, in fact, conducted within Africa or outside the continent in collaboration with #Africanscientists

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Some excellent research has been published over the past few years on #policing and #militarisation that, given the recent events in the #US (and beyond), and subsequent debates on policing, deserves to be curated. A thread on some relevant scholarship from around the world. 1/n
Let's begin with the #US, where @Peterkraska has guided much of the contemporary research on the militarisation of civilian policing. Here's an article by Kapeller & Kraska on normalising police militarisation (a response to Garth den Heyer’s critique) tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.108… 2/n
den Heyer had challenged the works of Kraska and others who showed how policing was becoming more militarised in the #US. den Heyer argued instead that the establishment of SWAT/PPUs was ‘a natural progression’ in the evolution of American policing: tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.108…) 3/n
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1. To get a better idea of where #Covid19 might be the biggest problem in the short term, I organized this growth rate chart from countries with highest to lowest rate increases over the past 8 days.
2. Among countries with a recent #Covid19 growth rate of 18% or higher between May 17-20 are #Ethiopia, #Brazil, #Bangladesh, #India, #Kenya, #Mexico, #Egypt, #Pakistan, #Congo, #Nigeria, #SouthAfrica, #Columbia, #Iraq, #Afghanistan, #Argentina, & #Sudan.
3. Countries Between 6-18% #Covid19 Growth Rate between May 17-20 Include #Indonesia, #Russia, #Philippines, #USA, #Iran, #Myanmar, #Uganda, #Algeria, #Ukraine, #Canada, & #Poland.
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THREAD: For @politico I mapped out which countries are doing best when both their health and economic #coronavirus outcomes are considered - see here, with @beatricezjin.

#Vietnam is the clear best performer; the US ranks just 24th of 30. politico.com/interactives/2… #COVID
#1 Vietnam: The easy ranking leader as the biggest country with no COVID-19 deaths (95m), barely 300 cases, and economy still set to grow 2.7% in 2020.
#2 is #Taiwan: They avoided the need for a full lockdown by taking early action in January, proving that containment was possible despite proximity and other links with China. Still, with 70 percent of GDP linked to exports, Taiwan's economy is on track to shrink 4 percent.
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Opening of the virtual #WHA73 with @DrTedros. #COVID19 pscp.tv/w/cZEDzTI2MTAy…
"Nurses & midwives have been on the frontlines of the fight against #COVID19, putting themselves in harm’s way. Many have made the ultimate sacrifice in service of humanity.
Please join me, wherever you are, in standing to show your appreciation for these health heroes"-@DrTedros
"We've come together as the nations of the 🌍 to confront the defining health crisis of our time. We come
in grief for those we've lost
with concern for those fighting for their lives
with determination to triumph over the common threat
with hope for the future"-@DrTedros #WHA73
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#SouthAfrica edges closer to the abyss: a thread.
South Africa is currently under martial law. Smoking and drinking are forbidden. Donating food to others is forbidden. The sale of hot food is forbidden. There is a strict curfew. Millions are starting to starve as what was left of the economy collapses completely.
How did we get here? I believe to get to the bottom of it all we need to go back 120 years to the turn of the 20th century and the second Boer War between the #Boers and the British.

Outstanding summary article here:

unz.com/pub/jhr__the-b…
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A thread on the measurement of excess mortality and uncounted COVID19 deaths. Key point: be careful inferring number of uncounted COVID19 deaths from a look at all-cause mortality data 1/n
Excess mortality is generally understood as the number of deaths (from any cause of death) we are seeing now (e.g., this week), minus or divided by the number of deaths we would have seen IN THE ABSENCE OF THE COVID19 PANDEMIC. 2/n
How do we measure this counterfactual, “the number of deaths we would have seen in the absence of COVID19”? In most cases, we simply calculate the average number of deaths per week in the past n years, i.e., when COVID19 had not emerged as a cause of death. 3/n
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What do feminists have to say on #COVID19. A thread on Resources from (mostly) Global South thinkers.
Why Nigeria knows better how to fight corona than the US By @crystalsimeoni (Crystal Simeoni) #Afrifem
ips-journal.eu/regions/africa…
How the COVID-19 pandemic will affect informal workers. Insights from Kenya by Mary Njeri Kinyanjui #Afrifem
theconversation.com/how-the-covid-…
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🌍 THREAD: As the world fights to curb #coronavirus, Africa faces a unique challenge: tackling #misinformation fuelled by a deep distrust of government. Our fact checkers around the continent explain (1/5) 🕵️ u.afp.com/3Tz5
Conspiracy theorists in #Nigeria said the government made up COVID-19 cases there to cash in on international funds 💰 while viral online posts recommend eating onion to ward off the disease (2/5)
False rumours in #DRC include claims #coronavirus was created by the state to control the population 👩‍⚕️ Suspicions are fanned by misinformation, leading to attacks against health workers (3/5)
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14 countries have so far used some form of #castransfer and #basicincome program as #coronavirus response.

Here is what we know:

1. #Australia: one-time cash payment $750 to seniors, veterans and low-income people
2. #China: expanding Dibao program’s value and coverage for affected families

3. #Hong-Kong: one-off cash injection to all 7M adult residents

4. #Indonesia: expansions of e-food vouchers by 33% for 6 months
5. #Ireland: sick pay, illness benefit and supplementary benefits for workers affected by virus-related measures

6. #Italy: €600 childcare voucher for workers with children below age of 12

7. #Japan: ¥5,000 vouchers to those loading ¥20,000 for smartphone payments
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It is time for one long #Coronavirus update. I have been resisting doing this as (1) I do not want to add to the hysteria & the panic & (2) I don't believe in doomsday predictions. Moreover, things have been moving so fast, who knows what's what. BUT it's time for real talk...
Overall, #Coronavirus (the outbreak of #COVID19) is REAL. The effects on your daily life from the fallout will be REAL. The impact society, economics, & politics in 2020 will be severe & REAL. None of this is Fake News. None of this should be downplayed. (2/
People who are trying to silence REAL discussion are doing a disservice to the public interest. This is a 9/11 & 2008 level event in terms of its impact on domestic & international dynamics. This thread is not about creating panic but encouraging a smarter response. (3/
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#SouthAfrica – With #Cosatu having led the way in exploring the use of #pensionfunds to save #Eskom, the #ANC has followed suit saying the savings should also be used to invest in small to medium businesses.
#Communismkills

m.facebook.com/groups/2560949…
#SouthAfrica
#ANC: PENSION FUNDS SHOULD ALSO BE USED TO INVEST IN SMALL BUSINESSES
#Europe, #FransTimmermans wants to get more financial '#ClimateFraudPower' too, he will try to get our pensionfunds too.

#Communismkills

ewn.co.za/2020/03/06/anc…
#massmigration
Kelly Greenhill: the weaponization of migration, implications for the EU and Africa


60 000 Zimbabweans Crossed Beit Bridge Border Into South Africa In A 24 Hour Period
zimbolivenews.com/news.php?url=6…
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#COVID19 Flight attendant for Korean Air dx'd in Korea. She flew flights in/out of LAX/Seoul as well as Tel Aviv/ Seoul.

Also believed she walked Los Angeles Koreatown prior to return flight to Seoul.

Source Korean news &South Korea's Center for Disease Control.
This also on the heels of US military confirmed case in Seoul yesterday.

coronavirus #COVID19 #COVID2019 #COVIDKorea

@aHEMandias @RadChick4Cast @chiIIum @turnbolt11 @RMachArts @RedPill_1984
@aHEMandias @RadChick4Cast @chiIIum @turnbolt11 @RMachArts @RedPill_1984 RT'ing this here in today's thread on the earlier released but non-peer reviewed Los Alamos paper tweeted a week or so ago. Peer reviews take a long time.

Good explainer on R0 and how perception changed based upon reality of early patients.

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1.Anthropology needs to shift how it tells stories. #digitalnatives do not read nor think as earlier generations. This is to be embraced, not feared. This is a Twitter Essay on one way to begin (1/16). @AmEthno @AmericanAnthro @ASnA_Editors @ASAUK_News @africanstudies
@AmEthno @AmericanAnthro @ASnA_Editors @ASAUK_News @africanstudies 2. My book From ‘Water to Wine’ is the first “ethnography of a digital native for digital natives”. Growing up in the last gasps of #apartheid #SouthAfrica we had dial-up, and change everywhere (2/16). 3. utorontopress.com/us/from-water-… @annebracken @TeachingCulture @abenaopp
@AmEthno @AmericanAnthro @ASnA_Editors @ASAUK_News @africanstudies @annebracken @TeachingCulture @abenaopp 3. I learned to think within #multilingualism and #changingdiscourses. My book tracks across #Brazil, #Angola, #Mauritius, #Portugal, #SA, the #USA . It is political. It is about change. It is about beauty in Angola and writing through whiteness (3/16). @StanfordAnthro @UCT_news
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About 60% of newly emerged & re-emerging pathogens share a common origin: #animals. When we cut down the forests where they live, they roost in our backyards & farms instead. #OneHealth @dirgarambe @mdkimhsdubai @Virologist_11
@dirgarambe @mdkimhsdubai @Virologist_11 #Marburg #virus 1970s-80s: cases in #SouthAfrica & #Kenya. 1998: 2nd biggest outbreak - 154 cases in the #DRCongo. 2005: biggest outbreak - #Angola with 374 cases with 329 deaths (fatality rate: 88%). 2017: outbreak in #Uganda contained through early detection & response.
@dirgarambe @mdkimhsdubai @Virologist_11 #Ebola #virus 2014–16: #outbreak started in #Guinea & moved to #SierraLeone #Liberia - largest since the virus was first discovered in 1976. Current 2018-19 outbreak in eastern #DRCongo (#Zaire species) - highly complex, with insecurity adversely affecting #publichealth response.
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An Anthropologist following Gandhi.

In good company. Delighted & grateful my #Gandhi research project was selected this year.🙏
#Texas #Fulbright #fieldwork #researchculture #teachingisaworkofheart #anthropology #history #media #art #global #India

chronicle.com/article/Top-Pr…
An Anthropologist following Gandhi (2)

India's first Prime Minister famously said "Don't spare me Shankar" (a leading Indian cartoonist). But #Gandhi did not spare Shankar ;) I wrote about this in my book Caricaturing Culture.
#Texas #Fulbright #fieldwork #cartoons #India
An anthropologist following Gandhi (3)

#Gandhi tapped the power of #cartoons & #public communication early into his journalistic career in #SouthAfrica. Cartoons could be Satyagraha (truth force). His #newspaper the Indian Opinion published and interpreted British cartoons.
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