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Letter of #ReginaldBrett to #DouglasHaig: "The power of Winston for good and evil is very considerable.

His temperament is of wax and quicksilver, and this strange toy amuses and fascinates L George, who likes and fears him[..]

To me he appears not as a statesman, but

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>as a politician of keen intelligence lacking in those puissant qualities that are essential in a man who is to conduct the business of our country through the coming year.

I hope therefore that [#WinstonChurchill] may remain outside the Government[!]

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>The degree to which his clever but unbalanced mind will in future fulfill its responsibiities is very speculative.
He handles great subjects in rhythmical language, and becomes quickly enslaved by his own phrases[!!]
He deceives himself into the belief that he takes broad views>
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What was Mohandas #Gandhi doing carrying wounded #British soldiers off the battlefield in #SouthAfrica in 1899? Gandhi was merely leading by example, in the ambulance corps he set up to support the British against the Boers in the Second Boer War (1899-1902). 1/12
#war
But why would Gandhi support the British, especially since he had experienced the humiliation of racial discrimination in South Africa soon after he got there? It was #OnThisDay in 1893 that Gandhi was thrown off a train for refusing to comply with racial segregation laws. 2/12
This was more than a decade before Gandhi evolved his concept of #civildisobedience. He spent 21 years (1893 - 1914) in South Africa and went on to organize the #CivilRights movement, to raise the status of the indentured #Indian population there. 3/12
#racism
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Former #PrimeMinister of the #UnitedKingdom, #WinstonChurchill, once said: "I took a taxi one day to the #BBC offices for an interview.

When I arrived, I asked the driver to wait for me for Forty Minutes until I get back, but the driver apologized and said,
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"I can't, because I have to go home to listen to Winston Churchill's speech".

I was amazed and delighted with the man's desire to listen to my speech! So I took out 20 pounds and gave it to the taxi driver instead of 5 Pounds without telling him who I was.
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When the driver collected the money, he said: "I'll wait for hours until you come back Sir! And let #Churchill go to hell".

You can see how principles have been modified in favour of money; nations were sold for money; honour sold for money; families split for money;
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I’m very pleased to share a new paper I've coauthored with @JoshBleiberg examining the effect of state takeover of school districts on student test-based academic achievement and educational inputs, recently accepted at JPAM: edworkingpapers.com/ai21-411 1/n
Not only do the results have implications for policy aimed at improving low-performing school systems but also represent a rare test of the effectiveness of alternative education governance arrangements beyond the typical locally elected school board model. 2/n
We track all takeovers from the first in the late 1980s through 2016, building on previous tracking work by @aejochim @DomingoMorel, Ken Wong, and others, and find takeovers have become more common and shorter over time. 3/n Image
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Who's running the World?

@realDonaldTrump, @Plaid_Putin and @xijinpin were arguing on who’s in charge of the world.

#US, #Russia or #China?

Without any conclusion, they turned to @PMOIndia and asked him "Who’s in charge of the world?"
Modi replied All I know is

#technology
1. @Google CEO is an Indian
2. @Microsoft CEO is an Indian
3. @IncCitigroup CEO was an Indian
4. @SoftBank Vision Fund CEO is an Indian
5. @Adobe CEO is an Indian
6. @NetApp CEO is an Indian
7. @PepsiCo CEO was an Indian
8. @nokia CEO is an #Indian

@india #education
9. @MasterCard CEO is an Indian
10. @DBS CEO is an Indian
11. @Cognizant CEO was an Indian
12. @Novartis CEO is an Indian
13. @Conduent CEO was an Indian
14. @Diageo_News CEO is an Indian
15. @SanDisk CEO was an Indian
16. @Moto CEO was an Indian
#futureinsights #business
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To share what you wish you would have known years ago is to handover the chain of tokens, to the people, willing to unlock a better tomorrow. #giveback #NerdZen #TokensToZen #TheNerdsJourney
TokenToZen  #1:
Be Homo Ludens. Play is research. Innovation never stops playing. Put yourself in the players’ shoes. Our world needs true game changers. Be part of the action! #PlayYourDay #Gamification #SimonSinek #InfiniteGames #NerdZen #TokensToZen
TokenToZen #2:
If you ever got to choose what you will loose: Your Eyes or your Ears: How will you decide? A life without sight or a silent one? Choose wisely. Want a hint? Silence is consent? #DecisionMaking #MeaningfulConnections #NerdZen #TokensToZen
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Parliament SQ, #RiotPlotExposed & police response has been good so far. #BLACK_LIVES_MATTER #TommyRobinson
The far-right crowd from a different angle. #racist
Far-right crowd police presence.
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