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🚨 Watch out, time for another #cholesterol #tweetorial! 🚨This time we’re going to take a look at the very fundamental nature of cholesterol molecule. It has biochemical properties that make it 1) essential to life but 2) problematic in excess. So let’s get to it! (1/33)
First, as everyone can read in wikipedia or a high-school level biology book, cholesterol is used to make many things. It’s a good building block for certain hormones, cell membranes and bile acids. But why? (2/33)
The reason is this sturdy multi-ring structure that has many “corners” for attaching stuff. Depending on specific needs, different types of molecular side chains can be attached to this basic frame (3/33)
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Kate Brown, MIT historian and expert on nukes and Soviet tech, says Chernobyl is both worse, as well as less and more significant than people think. Both the Soviet Union and America released orders of magnitude more radioactive material on the world — without much outcry.
While Japan was much more callous and secretive about its recent nuclear meltdown. Put simply: Chernobyl is not as damning of Soviet “totalitarian” practices as people want to make it out to be.
Sadly, a lot of Russians in Russia and Soviet immigrants in America believe the propaganda: “Something like this would never happen in the democratic west. Only a brutal totalitarian system like the Soviet Union would treat its people this way.” Yeah right.
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Wir haben ein Problem in Deutschland. Und das heißt Rechtsextremismus. Was aus meiner Sicht jetzt zu tun ist: katharina-schulze.de/endlich-handel… #Luebcke
Ich war auf dem Christoph Probst Gymnasium und bin Antifaschistin seit meiner Schulzeit. Dort habe ich gelernt, dass man Antisemitismus, Rassismus und Rechtsextremismus von Anfang an konsequent entgegen treten muss. #Luebcke
Oktoberfestattentat, #NSU, rechte Gewalt- und Straftaten, #OEZ-Attentat, „Reichsbürger“ tötet einen Polizisten, Hass und Hetze online wie offline und jetzt der Angriff auf einen Vertreter des Staates - all das zeigt, dass Rechtsextremismus mitten unter uns ist. #Luebcke
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Ist das Modewort '#whataboutism' hier angebracht? Ein #TuQuoque ist es ganz klar:
Dr. Nick (#CDU) machte 2019-03-21 im #Bundestag der #AfD mit folgenden Worten einen Gegenvorwurf: » .. sehr durchschaubar. Hier soll offenbar der Eindruck erweckt werden, die #Bundesregierung
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..mache ihre diplomatische Unterstützung für deutsche Inhaftierte von ihrer politischen Einstellung abhängig. Die umgekehrte Argumentationskette kennen wir doch von Ihnen bereits bestens aus dem Fall @Besser_Deniz. WAREN ES DAMALS NICHT SIE, DIE EINEM DEUTSCHEN STAATSBÜRGER DAS..
.. AUF DIPLOMATISCHE HILFE ABSPRECHEN WOLLTEN, WEIL ER IHNEN ― WEIL ER IHNEN AUFGRUND SEINER HERKUNFT UND UMSTRITTENEN ÄUẞERUNGEN MISSLIEBIG WAR? In aller Deutlichkeit, in aller Deutlichkeit: Eine solche absurde Logik weisen wir abermals entschieden zurück, egal in welchem
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This ruling is incredible! Both the voter ID & income tax cap amendments would be struck down because the court finds that North Carolina's Republican legislature lost its claim to popular sovereignty after it was elected by illegal gerrymanders #NCpol
Illegally gerrymandered legislatures should not have the power to amend the fundamental governing document of the state in ways that entrench their power. Hopefully this ruling survives a near-certain Republican appeal
Excellent question. The only other constitutional amendment passed since the GOP-gerrymandered legislature took office after 2012 was a 2014 measure letting criminal defendants waive their right to a jury trial, which legislators passed almost unanimously
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Exclusive: Russian-bought Black Lives Matter ad on Facebook targeted Baltimore and Ferguson - cnnmon.ie/2wWoVxV
Remember the target of these efforts isn’t always obvious. Though some may suggest these were targeting the black community or activists in BLM, it is just more likely they used these ads to amplify fissures in our country along racial lines and were aiming at people against BLM
The currently announced knowledge on the RU IRA (Internet Research Agency) shows they didn’t have a genuine ability to relate to the African-American community or weren’t interested. There was not an large effort to influence this community compared to others the did target.
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Die Bilder gleichen sich, die "Hymne" erscheppert gerade, #Bachmann versprach schon "Ăśberraschungen" (na, dann mal nicht zu viel erwarten). #dd0110 #nurindresden #nopegidaDD
Now in #Dresden at the Pegida-rally. #dd0110english
"Hauptstadt des Widerstands" (zum ....)
Die ĂĽblichen Phrasen von Versammlungsleiter Taufkirch. Der 158. Pegida-Hetz-Marathon hat begonnen. #nopegidaDD #dd0110
Die "Auflagen" werden verlesen und man darf immer noch keine Flaggen mit dem Stadtwappen Dresdens mitführen und wieder wird deswegen "Hilbert weg ...!" gebrüllt. #Sachsengespräch führt zu Lachern und Buhhh-Rufen. #nopegidaDD #dd0110
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I found the entire Tucker Carlson segment, which I VERY hesitantly repost here. I want to declare my biases: I believe people like Carlson and Bannon are professional propagandists, bad faith actors, who are pushing white supremacy.

No, they aren’t handing out tiki torches or white hoods, but they are introducing the lie that "you are not racist to blame 'others' for your problems."

This clip is an excellent example of how they elicit the maximum emotional response while carefully inserting this lie.
His technique here is bait and switch. I list all the questions he poses in the clip, starting with the diversity question, before he switches to off-topic, but emotional questions. This intentional technique does not allow for an actual debate about the value of diversity.
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@Memeghnad @NigelBritto Yeah go and stand in que 2 get ration with your BPL card and let us know why you require #aadhar
Tell people that subsidy for gas will be given to all regardless of income...u cannot opt out of subsidy as there is no #aadhar of ur income and v cannot track your data
@Memeghnad @NigelBritto Tell that guy doing hawala transaction to continue with his work as we are incompetent to catch his work through bank
Sorry I forgot you don't want to link bank accounts to #aadhar
As your privacy is in danger
But there is no danger when filling ITR
@Memeghnad @NigelBritto Wait we used to stand line to file ITR before now I can do it from my mobile phone
I don't want this facility I don't was y link my #aadhar
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In February 2017, the Charlottesville City Council voted to remove the statue of Robert E. Lee from a local park named for him & in June they voted to rename it “Emancipation Park.” nytimes.com/2017/08/13/us/…
On May 13, 2017, #WhiteSupremacist Richard Spencer led a rally to protest the removal of the statue. His protesters held torches near the statue (as seen in photo used later for August #UTR) nytimes.com/2017/08/13/us/…
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Trump wants credit for ending his own inhumane policy. Unbelievable. His brain is broken.
Trump's defense of his policy of brutalizing families by separating children from their parents: "Thank you, and please look at the previous administrations [sic] record - not good!" #whataboutism
It is impossible to engage in constructive debate with someone whose mind is this addled by a toxic combination of bad faith, ignorance, and illogic. We’ve somehow installed a bigoted, ill-tempered child as POTUS.
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In the wake of the #Novichok nerve agent attack on Sergei #Skripal and his daughter in #Salisbury, a variety of suggestions that anyone other than Vladimir Putin’s government is responsible have been circulating on Twitter. #Whataboutism
I downloaded recent tweets for the hashtag #Novichok, which started seeing significant traffic March 12th. This yielded 15371 tweets from 10668 accounts. I classified the top 50 accounts by retweet volume (74% of tweets in the set) based on their attribution of the attack.
This chart shows the volume for #Novichok tweets, classified by the perspective being expressed. Note that the portion of the volume in the “whataboutism” category has increased greatly over the past 12 hours.
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Trump's bipartisan meeting about guns is beginning
Trump to lawmakers: "I'll love you"
Trump begins with a dose of #whataboutism, mentions who was president when previous mass shootings occurred
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Für Frau @L_Bednarz bin ich wahrscheinlich radikaler bis Linksextremist, weil ich gegen Legida, "Offensive für Deutschland" und AfD (laut) auf der Straße war. Ich habe mich selbst bereits zu Slogans geäußert, die auf solchen Demos gerufen werden und sogar vorgeschlagen>
mal etwas moderner zu werden und zumindest Slogan-Updates ins Auge zu fassen. Was man auf einer Demo gegen Legida und/oder die AfD sonst machen sollte, wenn es nach Frau Bednarz geht? Schwer zu sagen: Falls ich mit den Rechten reden soll, dann mĂĽsste ich zur Legida-"Demo" und>
da Dialogversuche unternehmen. Kann ich machen, wenn ich mir vorher meinen Verstand wegsaufe (Spoiler: Geht nicht!). Ich habe mit AfD-Leuten geredet, ja, richtig geredet, sofern das möglich war, weil immer wieder wer (nein, nicht von der Antifa), sondern von der AfD störte.>
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