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#Hypocrisy: "Nothing wrong with protests over what looks like a nasty bit of #Russian hostage taking, but not a word yet from the #WhiteHouse about an equally appalling case closer to home. This took place in Mississippi where the #SupremeCourt ...…
upheld in June a life sentence without parole for a man called Allen Russel who was convicted of possessing 43.71 grams of #marijuana. On any given day, 374,000 Americans are in prison or jail for drug offences, often of the most minor kind."
"John Ehrlichman, former long-time senior lieutenant of President Nixon, about Republican strategy 50 years ago. 'You want to know what this [war on drugs] was really all about?' Ehrlichman said. 'The #Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon #WhiteHouse after that, ...
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I thought I’d write a quick thread to explain why I wrote this article on moral injury.

In the fall of last year, I worked alongside a group of veterans as part of the #afghanevac efforts and saw them experience the raw pain of moral injury first hand.

This was in stark contrast to what was playing out on televised press conferences from the #Pentagon and #WhiteHouse at the time.

The disconnect between the optimistic picture #military leaders were painting and the devastation these veterans were experiencing was shocking.

Take, for example, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby, reassuring the American public that the US military was indeed evacuating our allies.

All while veterans were receiving desperate texts from vulnerable allies saying they were being turned away at the Kabul airport.

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The Congressional Subcomm has finished it's questioning of Deborah Birx, whose most damning comments were directed at Dr. Scott Atlas.
Atlas testified in closed session -- transcript was released:…
2/Key points of Atlas testimony:
- "investigation uncovered internal memoranda used by Dr. Atlas to push the #Trump Admin to jettison proven mitigation measures & deliberately reduce testing—months before the first #coronavirus #vaccines were available to the public."
- "memo criticized #pandemic resp strategy advocated by mainstream publ hlth officials: 'Stopping all cases is not necessary, nor possible. It instills irrational fear into the public.' And "widespread testing 'sets up an unattainable goal that is harming this president.”
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Odotan jo nyt millainen farssi syntyy kun @vapaavuori@helsinki⁩ & valitut #Covid19🦠-taktiikat tulevat selvittelyyn : 🍿

”Jan Vapaavuori pakoili tökerösti vastuuta – yksi ristiriita meriselityksessä paljastaa totuuden armottomasta kulissipelistä”…
Aikooko @kokoomus yhä ajatella #Vapaavuori nostoa presidenttikisaan, kun maine on kahden valtavan virheen pilaama:
1. #Olympiakomitea ja lähentelyjen salliminen osaksi sen toimintaa
2. vielä täysin käsittelemätön, käsittämätön Helsingin kaupungin #GBD-#SARSCoV2-linjaukset 2/
Vapaavuoren luotsikaudella. On ollut jo kauan 100% selvää, että Vapaavuoren anderstegnell-tyylinen käsitys siitä, miten virusta levittämällä luotiin mm. maskittomuudella #LaumaSuojaa, se ei toimi #SARSCoV2-viruksen kohdalla.

#COVIDisAirborne-totuus, johon perustuen tartunnat 3/
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1. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine violates laws and norms that the international community built & reinforced over decades.

A 🧵 on evidence of Russian possible violations of int'l laws & norms and implications for the new global order that will emerge from the #Ukraine conflict:
2. On Wednesday @columlynch of @ForeignPolicy noted that @POTUS is reviewing #USA policy on the International Criminal Court investigation into war crimes and atrocities stemming from the #RussiaUkraineWar. It’s tricky for the #WhiteHouse on many fronts.
3. #Biden also stated yesterday that Putin is a war criminal.
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If you followed #FreedomConvoy, even supported it, did you really understand danger it poses to Canada? Maybe you waved away extremist elements, saying just a few "bad apples". You'd be deluding yourself. It's time to scratch below the surface, start here:
Those various flags seen throughout the protest. They weren't one-offs or bad apples, they were embedded in the protest from the start. You saw them:
#Trump flags, Confederate flags, 3% flags, &, yes, Swastika flags (if you have one Nazi in a crowd, you've got a crowd of Nazis).
Think this is an exaggeration? Maybe start to examine what's actually driving these groups. Organizers of #TruckConvoy have a history of extremist views, from #Wexit to disgusting racist bigotry and hatred. It wasn't hidden, you just ignored it.
Start with #CanadaUnity
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Today is the 5th anniversary of the passing of the #MuslimBan. The hateful act has left families separated and thousands of people still unable to enter our nation. It's not enough to end the ban. @POTUS must address its ongoing harmful effects.
Last Friday, we joined @NoMuslimBanEver, @NIACouncil and over 100 other organizations in a letter urging @POTUS to provide relief to those still impacted by Trump’s Muslim and African Bans.
Over 41,000 visa applicants from the banned countries were denied as a result of Trump's travel bans. People who won their diversity visas were denied this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for themselves & their families. They need a new chance to claim their lost diversity visas.
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.@TheIndPanel Co-Chair @MaEllenSirleaf just addressed the #WhiteHouse #UNGA #COVID19Summit & called on leaders to urgently implement the Panel’s package of recommendations.

Read her statement:…
"Coordinated, global leadership was woefully absent. And global tensions undermined multilateral institutions and cooperative action.

It is clear that the current international system failed to protect us all from this catastrophic pandemic—and it is not fit to prevent another."
"The world cannot wait longer to make the changes we need to curb this crisis and avert the next.

To deal decisively with #Covid19 & prepare for future threats requires comprehensive & sustained political commitment commensurate with the existential threat posed by pandemics."
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Twitter पर Unfollow किए जाने के बाद अमेरिका की पहली यात्रा

पिछले ही साल #Hydroxychloroquine देने पर हमारे वास्कोडिगामा (@narendramodi) और मूक मानुष(@rashtrapatibhvn) को #WhiteHouse द्वारा Follow किया गया था

मोदीजी को एशिया का पहला आदि-मानव बताए जाने की होड़ लग गई थी #GodiMedia
के द्वारा;
फिर अचानक आसमान से मुसीबत का पहाड़ टूटा या फिर न जाने क्या हुआ;
White house ने भारत के प्रधानमंत्री; राष्ट्रपति और जिसको भी follow किया था एक ही हफ्ते बाद सबको unfollow कर दिया।

मैं आज तक अपमानित महसूस कर रहा हूँ कि हमारे देश के राष्ट्रपति और प्रधानमंत्री के साथ
कोई भी ऐसा व्यवहार कैसे कर सकता है!?
#HindiThread :- (उपर से पढ़ें)
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Update #Afghanistan .
Im Überblick:
- #Taliban verlieren weitere Ortschaften in der Provinz #Baghlan und schicken Verstärkung.
- widersprüchliche Berichte aus Widerstandsprovinz #Panjshir .
- Weiter Chaos am #kabulairport .
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Die Widerstandsbewegung in #Afghanistan meldet weitere Erfolge.
Die #Taliban sollen weitere Ortschaften in der Provinz #Baghlan an sie verloren haben.
Zum Teil sollen in einigen Dörfern die Bewohner selbst zu Waffen gegriffen und die Taliban verjagt haben.
Die #Taliban scheinen die Berichte ernst zu nehmen und sollen mittlerweile Verstärkungstruppen in die Provinz geschickt haben, um die neue Widerstandsbewegung dort zu zerschlagen.
Der eigentliche langfristige Herd des Widerstandes bleibt aber eh in der Provinz #Panjshir .
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@Sen_JoeManchin Heads To Texas For Fundraiser; The fundraiser "organized by oil and gas industry bigwigs, comes as Manchin is set to play a key role in Democrats’ infrastructure and climate agenda"… @HuffPostPol @jimmy_dore @miserablelib @MikeMacRaeMike
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A Brief History of Buddhism in the White House

It’s been reported that history was made yesterday with a White House ceremony for Vesak, a holiday for the birth, awakening and death of the Buddha. That's not quite true. #vesak #WhiteHouse @LionsRoar @Buddhistdoor @BuddhistEthics
The ceremony is indeed important, but the history of Vesak at the White House is longer. Buddhists first gathered for Vesak at the White House in 2015. The event was the "First White House—US Buddhist Leaders Conference," held May 14, 2015.
Organized by Bill Aiken (Soka Gakkai), T.Kenjitsu Nakagaki (Jodo Shinshu), Bhikkhu Bodhi (Theravada), Sallie King (Zen), Matthew Regan (Son), and Duncan Ryuken Williams (Soto Zen), the event was spurred by concerns about climate change and the need for engaged Buddhism.
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#Israel 🇮🇱 military says it has thwarted an apparent attempt by #Hamas to carry out an attack on Israel from the sea, said a number of operatives from Hamas were spotted today in the north of the Strip with suspected “naval diving weaponry”
#Israel 🇮🇱 Magen David Adom ambulance service says those being treated at the site of a #Gaza 🇵🇸 rocket strike in #Ashdod include 3 people lightly hurt by broken glass and five people who suffered anxiety attacks

Turkish 🇹🇷 President Recep Tayyip Erdogan @RTErdogan urged Pope Francis @Pontifex to help end what he called #Israel’s 🇮🇱 “massacre” of #Palestinians 🇵🇸, which should be punished with sanctions, his office said
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#BREAKING: #Chad's President Idriss Deby dies of injuries suffered on frontline: army
#UPDATE: #Chad’s President Idriss Deby dies while visiting troops on front line of a fight against northern rebels Image
#BREAKING: #Chad imposes curfew and shuts borders after death of president Deby: army
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#US-#AlQaeda Unveiled (extremely import, pls read thro thread, 9/11th)

#Yemen authorities just disclosed v. imp phone call bet ex-#CIA Director George Tenet w/ex-Yemen President (Traitor) Saleh Afash, former asking 2 release an extremely important & dangerous #AlQaeda person.
#AlQaeda person was in the Yemeni Security Prison! ex-#CIA Director, Tenet, asked traitor ex-president to hand the terrorist to DCI's ppl on ground, he didnt even want #FBI investigators to know bout this, described as, my own personal problem & favor!
#CIA Director, Tenet said he'd talked 2all ppl in #WhiteHouse bout it. The #AlQaeda person was in prison mainly on investigations related 2 USS #Cole Destroyer suicidal atk bombing, #Aden, Oct 2000. Terrorist name was nvr stated by DCI then, but 2day we no he's Anwar Al-Awlaki!
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Vice-president under Barack #Obama and a senator for 36 years, #JoeBiden is a political figure familiar to most Americans🇺🇸

To many, he lacks the aura of the last Democratic president, but after a period of turmoil in US politics, is he the steady pair of hands the nation needs?
#US 🇺🇸 President Joe #Biden moved swiftly to dismantle Donald #Trump’s legacy on his first day in office.

The president signed a series of executive actions to reverse course on immigration, climate change, racial equity and handling of the pandemic ✍️

@WassimCornet reports ⤵️
@WassimCornet 🇺🇸 Meanwhile, Donald #Trump has a long way to go to rebuild an image left in tatters by his presidency, particularly the final months.

France 24's @ketgorjestani said that the Republican left the White House "with the lowest rating of his presidency" ⤵️
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#Inauguration Day for #JoeBiden will look unlike anything the nation has seen before as the scars of #Covid19 and the Jan. 6 insurrection at the #US 🇺🇸 #Capitol turn the West Front into a virtual ghost town compared to years past.

@MaudJullien and @EleonoreVanel report ⤵️
@MaudJullien @EleonoreVanel 🇺🇸 Ahead of his #Inauguration, #JoeBiden attended a ceremony honouring the American lives lost to #COVID19 on Tuesday evening.

“To heal we must remember,” said #Biden with 400 lights representing the #pandemic victims illuminating behind him ⤵️
@MaudJullien @EleonoreVanel 🇺🇸 Donald #Trump leaves the presidency on Wednesday, ending his single four-year term stained by two #impeachments, political divisions and a #pandemic that killed 400,000 Americans.

Trump will skip the #inauguration and fly to his #Florida home.

@ketgorjestani reports ⤵️
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Just in | #WashingtonDC Mayor orders curfew in Nation's capital effective 6 p.m. after protestors aiming to undermine election, storm Capitol.
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Members of #Congress inside House chamber told by police to put on gas masks after tear gas dispersed in Capitol Rotunda.
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The #USCapitol locked down Wednesday with lawmakers inside as violent clashes broke out between supporters of President #DonaldTrump and Police.
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AFP: #Trump tells supporters at Washington rally he will "never concede"
AFP: #Trump urges VP Pence not to certify #Biden victory in Congress
AFP: Video shows police evacuate US #Congress offices as #Trump supporters protest on Capitol Hill
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Days after @realDonaldTrump won the 2016 election, activists associated with the white nationalist website VDARE solicited resumes from right-wing writers, including former #Breitbart editor Katie McHugh, who leaked those emails to us.

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Hatewatch reporters @MichaelEHayden and @hannahgais have reported previously on the ties between the #TrumpAdministration and the far-right, including hate groups like VDARE.…
Last fall, using 900+ emails leaked by Katie McHugh, @MichaelEHayden broke the news that White House senior adviser #StephenMiller had ties to VDARE and sought to shape media narratives about the 2016 presidential campaign and immigration. Read more:…
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A thread about US Presidents...
George Washington remains the ONLY President not to live in the Legendary WHITE HOUSE... #pioneer #America #WhiteHouse #Washington #POTUS Image
John Adams was the First Vice-President and the First President of the Inited States to occupy the White House... He was privileged to see his son (John Quincy Adams) become President as well. #johnadams #UShistory #Whitehouse #POTUS #POTUS2 #July4 #Federalist #USNavy Image
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