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Pfeffel #THREAD:

1988: Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is sacked by the Times for #fabricating a quote.

1995: a recording emerges in which Pfeffel agrees to provide Darius Guppy with the address of a journalist who was investigating him so that he could have him beaten up. Image
2004: Pfeffel sacked by Michael Howard for #lying about an affair.

2012: Pfeffel apologises for #accusing Liverpudlians of wallowing in "victim status" in a 2004 article.

2016: Pfeffel fails to apologise equates the EU’s efforts to unify Europe with those undertaken by Hitler. Image
2017 Pfeffel #accused of worsening the plight of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe after wrongly claiming she was in the country teaching journalism.

2017: Pfeffel forced to apologise to Parliament for #failing to declare outside earnings totalling more than £50,000 on nine occasions. Image
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The total amount of suffering per year in the natural world is beyond all decent contemplation. During the minute that it takes me to compose this sentence, thousands of animals are being eaten alive, many others are running for their lives, whimpering with fear,
others are slowly being devoured from within by rasping parasites, thousands of all kinds are dying of starvation, thirst, and disease. It must be so. If there ever is a time of plenty,
this very fact will automatically lead to an increase in the population until the natural state of starvation and misery is restored. In a universe of electrons and selfish genes, blind physical forces and genetic replication, some people are going to get hurt,
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'Will @Number10cat be out of a job'? - @MrSteerpike

Thanks for article in @spectator today in response to @CommonsEFRA evidence and @Politics_co_uk article on #SentienceBill
2. Article asks if the #SentienceBill would put @Number10cat out of business. Cites my reference to Animal Sentience Committee role in assessing impact government policy on 'Indiscriminate poisoning of rats using inhumane methods' in @CommonsEFRA evidence.
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1/🧵🎥 This story has a GOOD ENDING!

Look how my patient’s right leg flails around. This is INVOLUNTARY. He’s trying to stop but his brain is doing this against his will. It is “hemiballismus” & was caused by a fungus deep inside his brain. Read🧵
Link: bit.ly/3ixnWcx
2/ He was having these movements day & night. Unable to sleep. We admitted him to our ICU and realized the fungus Cryptococcus was causing a brain infection called meningitis. He had  no underlying immune diseases or other health problems.

Another 🎥, all shown w his permission
3/ His MRI showed 2 pockets of infection on both sides of his brain in a place called the basal ganglia, which controls movement. This area had to heal for him to rest and be at peace again.

#medtwitter
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#ExperienceReality
#VipassanaMeditation
#Buddha discovered the way:
Whenever you experience any #Sensation
Due to any reason, you simply #Observe it
🙏
Every Sensation Arises & Passes away.
Nothing is eternal
When you practise #Vipassana
you start experiencing this
☀️By #SNGoenka Image
#VipassanaMeditation
#Sensation Arises & Passes away
🙏
#DirectExperience
This is how your received #Wisdom &
#IntellectualUnderstanding turn into
personally #ExperiencedWisdom
☀️
This #Experience of #Anicca « #Impermanence »
will change the habit pattern of the mind
By #SNGoenka
#Sensation
#ExperienceReality
#VipassanaMeditation
🙏
He dwells #Observing the phenomenon
of Arising in the body.
He dwells Observing the phenomenon
of Passing away in the body.
He dwells Observing the phenomenon
of Simultaneous Arising & Passing away in the body.
☀️By #SNGoenka
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1/ 🧵🎥 Chronic Pain

#Pain comes in all shapes & sizes. Let’s explore how we process pain. Watch & Listen to what Anderson Cooper tells Stephen Colbert about #grief and #suffering: “You can’t have happiness without having loss and suffering.”
2/ My lucid & kind patient (pic w written perm) uses scalding water as a coping mechanism for abdominal pain from pancreatitis. He wants to share his rationale.

#MedTwitter #ChronicPain #nurse
3/ Before I share what he told me, I first want to make my mindset as his #physician clear: My first job is to believe in him. Then to understand him. Then to devise a plan to help him.
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1/🧵The Nightmare of #COVID19 & #LongCOVID
 
Im a doctor who is now spending more & more time daily caring for #LongHaulers (pts w LongCOVID). I just got a TINY dose of what it must feel like to be unheard and unseen…AND I want to apologize to you.
 
#MedTwitter #NurseTwitter
2/ I just keep hearing you say, “Doc, why doesn’t anyone believe me? My friends look at me and think I’m fine, even as I feel further and further adrift. I’m not myself and I can’t tell if I ever will be again. #COVID has ruined my life.”
3/ Yesterday as my plan landed, my phone vibrated. It was the wife of a former ICU #COVID pt, now trached & living on a vent in an LTAC, asking how she can get his new docs to understand & carefully manage her husband’s ongoing #LongCOVID & Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (#PICS).
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@Rac1ngSnak3 @Marmel @JoJoFromJerz @SenatorLoeffler I'm not religious so I haven't studied the #Bible but it seems to me that this quote applies well to you. I'm tired of those who profess to be #Christians but are just plain #Hypocrites. My illiterate peasant g-mother couldn't read the Bible but she could.....
@Rac1ngSnak3 @Marmel @JoJoFromJerz @SenatorLoeffler 2. teach you & your #SelfProclaimedChristians buddies a thing or 2 about being #Good #Kind #Decent #HumanBeings. Before we left Portugal, I spent a lot of time w/my GM. I remember sitting at her kitchen table sharing a meal w/a beggar on more than 1 occasion. Our family was...
@Rac1ngSnak3 @Marmel @JoJoFromJerz @SenatorLoeffler 3. very #poor but there were others much poorer than us. The #beggars knew that when they knocked at my GM's door they'd be welcomed & that they'd always have at least a bowl of soup to eat! My GM & her equally #Illiterate daughter, my mother, both taught me to help those less...
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1-#Gayatri destroys the three kinds of #Taapa or pain.

Gayatri bestows on one the four kinds of #Purushartha, viz. #Dharma
(#righteousness), #Artha (wealth), #Kama (desired objects) and
#Moksha (#Liberation or freedom) (1/13)

#AstrologyAndSpirituality.
2-It destroys the three Granthis or knots of ignorance, #Avidya, #Kama and #Karma.

Gayatri purifies the mind.

Gayatri bestows on the Upasaka Ashta-#Siddhis

Gayatri makes a man powerful and highly intelligent. (2/13)

#AstrologyThread.
3-Gayatri eventually gives Liberation or emancipation from the wheel of birth and death. (3/13)

#TheWisdomOfTheVillageJyotishi
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1-#Savita is the presiding Deity of the #GayatriMantra,

#Fire (#Agni) is the mouth,

#Vishvamitra is the #Rishi and #Gayatri is the metre.

Gayatri Mantra is recited during the investiture of sacred thread, practice of #Pranayama and #Japa, etc. (1/15)

#संस्कृतिबोध
2-What Gayatri is, the same is #Sandhya, and what Sandhya is, the same is Gayatri.

Sandhya and Gayatri are identical.

He who meditates on Gayatri,

..meditates on Lord #Vishnu, the Supreme Lord of the #Universe. (2/15)

#सनातनशुद्धरूपसेविज्ञान
3-A man can repeat the Gayatri Mantra mentally, in all states, even while lying, sitting, walking, etc.

There is no sin of commission or omission of any sort in its repetition.

(3/15)

#MysticPrayers
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1-ॐ सूर्य सुन्दरलोकनाथममृतं वेदान्तसारं शिवं

ज्ञानं ब्रह्ममयं सुरेशममलं लोकैकचित्तं स्वयम् ।

इन्द्रादित्यनराधिपं सुरगुरुं त्रैलोक्यचूडामणि

ब्रह्माविष्णुशिवस्वरूपहृदयं वन्दे सदा भास्करम् ।। (1/18)

#Astrology.
2-Om Suryam sundaralokanathamamritam vedantasaram sivam,

Jnanam brahmamayam suresamamalam lokaikaphittam svayam;

Indradityanaradhipam suragurum trailokyachudamanim,

Brahmavishnusiva svarupa hridayam vande sada bhaskaram (2/18)
3-I always adore #Surya, the #Sun,

the beautiful Lord of the world,

the immortal,

the quintessence of the #Vedanta,

the auspicious,

the absolute knowledge,

Lord of the gods,

ever-pure,

the one true #consciousness of the world himself, (3/18)

#AstrologyThread.
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1-Multiple commentaries have come and gone about the great #GayatriMantra.

I have personally found the exposition by Swami #Sivananda and Swami Chinmayananda worthwhile. (1/20)

#Astrology.
2-For the next few days, we shall talk about the #GayatriMantra – the pinnacle of #Japa #Sadhana

Here is laying out my little understanding. (2/20)

#AstrologyThread.
3-ॐ भूर्भुवः स्वः तत् सवितुर्वरेण्यम् ।

भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि। धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात् ॥ (3/20)

#AstrologicalThread.
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1-What could be a man’s point-of-opening into the #Vedic Corpus?

For me it is #Ayurveda, #VedicAstrology and #Vastu. (1/16)

#Astrology.
2-Vedic #Astrology that ways is well & truly a #Vedanga…for it virtually has answers to every question one might have

If one has a subtle enough perception! (2/16)

#Astrology.
3-Consider this from the works of #Parashara.

This is used as a tool for #BirthTimeRectification and #PrashnaAstrology by #Jyotishis

..especially in the #Tamil School of #VedicAstrology. (3/16)

#AstrologicalThread
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Our country needs serious attention and help, we need an overhaul, a system reboot, we need a change, real change I mean.

You'll agree with me that our leaders are caught up in a vicious cycle of bad governance, corruption, incompetence and they don't know how to come out of it.
For the Nigerian citizenry, it is even more precarious. The Nigerian masses are entangled in a Bad Romance with ethnic and religious lords; that they don't think as patriots or rational beings.

Nigeria is not measuring up to expectations.
In deed, we have fitted perfectly into the narrative of the sleeping giant. I'll add, dying Giant of Africa. We do badly and poorly from security, to economy, healthcare, education, religion and so on.

What is more annoying is how delusional, wicked and unsympathetic the
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1-A lot of people sometimes contact me – for what is perhaps unique to #India!

They call it #HoroscopeMatching.

And it is undertaken mostly just before the marriage season commences – around the end of #October. (1/29)

#astrologicalnuggets
2-Over the years I have gathered a certain little understanding about this beautiful aspect of #Vedic #Astrology

And today, we shall dwell a little on it (2/29)

#thumbrulesofastrology
3-Though, our #Scriptures have a very clear and definitive commentary on this aspect,

..I have found the works of Hart De Fouw particularly helpful for a #Learner.

Here is a #simplified version of the understanding. (3/29)

#ज्योतिषीयसूत्र
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World Economic Forum: "Lockdown is the world's biggest #psychological #experiment - & we will pay the price"

Apr 9 2020 "With some 2.6 billion people around the world in some kind of #lockdown, we are conducting arguably the largest psychological experiment ever"

#Conditioning
"Unfortunately, we already have a good idea of its results. In late Feb 2020, right before EU countries mandated various forms of lockdowns, The Lancet published a review of 24 studies documenting the #psychological impact of quarantine."

#Handy
"The findings offer a glimpse of what is brewing in hundreds of millions of households around the world...

people who are #quarantined are very likely to develop a wide range of symptoms of #psychological #stress and #disorder..."

#Conditioning
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#BREAKING

#Lithuania #Vilnius

Last week #Lithuanian #parliament adopted the state #budget for 2020. The main #financial document of the #state was approved by the majority of voters.
It is sad to see how #Lithuania is #suffering without #money. Absolute #chaos – this is how they say in #Lithuania about the new budget.
So, state budget revenues are planned in the amount of 11.559 billion euros, expenses – 12.705 billion euros.
The budget deficit will amount 2.9% of the planned gross domestic product. In other words, the #Lithuanian #draft hardly met the requirements of #fiscal #discipline. The #budget #deficit for #EU member states should not exceed 3% of GDP.
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After much contemplation, I finally wrote about my experience with #Vipassana meditation.

ilareddy.com/2019/09/17/bre…

Sharing some quotes/excerpts/concepts in the thread below.
#Vipassanā in Pali means “#insight” or “seeing deeply”.

The practice of Vipassanā meditation, thus, revolves around training your mind to observe reality as it is, and not as you wish it to be. And in the process, overcome #suffering.
It is a #meditation technique that the #Buddha mastered over time and found to be the most effective in eradicating all kinds of suffering in the world.
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In this article, we express our critical position towards using #CRISPR to engineer #pigs so that do not reach puberty. #Livestock farming should be designed with animal sentience at its core, we should not modify #animals to fit inhumane systems. allianceforscience.cornell.edu/blog/2019/07/a…
One aspect that the article does not mention and that we clearly indicated as being problematic is animal suffering during #experiments involving #CRISPR: painful #malformations, #abortions, are common "side effects" of such experiments.
Our original statement said "#CRISPR has a high potential for causing severe #animal #suffering during the research phases (such as abortions, perinatal mortality, malformations)
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🚨#Iran
The #suffering of the Iranian people by corrupt officials
NO: 1
#Razavi_Khorasan Province
The repressive security force of the Iran regime is preventing depositors from gathering.
They protest "#IRGC " with their own stolen money
@SecPompeo
#IranRegimeChange #NCRI
🚨#Iran
The #suffering of the Iranian people by corrupt officials
NO: 2
#Khuzestan Province
Food for a family for breaking fast during Ramadan. And even this food was provided by the people. No help comes to flood victims from the government.
@SecPompeo
#IranRegimeChange #NCRI
🚨#Iran
The #suffering of the Iranian people by corrupt officials
NO: 3
#Kurdistan province
Due to failure 2dredg flood paths,once again there is #Flood in the city center after only a light rain.
@SecPompeo
#IranRegimeChange #NCRI
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#OSHO

The #mind is a #coward, for those who listen to it become utterly cowardly. The mind is not an #adventurer, it is very #cautious. It takes every step with #thinking and #calculation until it is #certain that there is no #risk.
When everything is going good the mind comes in and says "watch out!" Because you listen to the mind's #fears you stop living. The mind would keep you always the same, never taking #risks.

Newness is an #enemy to the #mind, sameness is its #friend.
To #laugh is to #risk appearing a #fool
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#OSHO

This is a beautiful method, will be very useful for you. For example, if you are feeling very discontented, what to do?

#Patanjali says ponder on the opposite: if you are feeling #discontented, contemplate about #contentment, what is contentment. Bring a #balance.
If your mind is #angry, bring #compassion in, think about compassion; and, immediately, the energy changes. Because they are the same; the opposite is the same energy.

Once you bring it in, it absorbs. #Anger is there: contemplate on compassion
The #opposite is the pole. When you feel #hateful, think of #love. When you feel #desire, think of #desirelessness and the silence that comes in it. Whatsoever the case, bring the opposite in and watch what happens within you.
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#OSHO

Start with #desire.

One has to begin with desiring something that cannot be achieved by desiring. But if you are aware of this fact - if you are aware of the fact that you are desiring something that cannot be desired - it helps. At any moment, you can take the #jump.
With the #mind we cannot understand anything which is effortless. Mind means effort. The faculty of the mind is to do something; it is an instrument for doing. The very faculty of mind is to #achieve something, to gain some desire.
You cannot begin with no #desiring. The mind will make this non-desiring also the desired object.

The mind will create new desire and say, “Okay, I will try not to desire.” It will say, “Really, it looks fascinating. I will try to do something so that this no desiring happens.”
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At dinner, I learned more about corruption + racism built into society by our masters. A book we discussed (Zinn) was used as part of this "Left" resource's bibliography. I had to share. [A thread]

@BlackSocialists - thoughts on this resource?

historyisaweapon.com/indextrue.html
It very simply lays out the case that we are all being controlled. It covers hidden history of the United States including their (and, due to the systems created by our masters, our) racism. 

#racism #systemicracism #history
If you haven't been in school for a while (or are in a terrible school), some of the words might trip you up. Dictionary.com and Wikipedia.org are two good resources to help you.
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