Theologian James Cone said he didn’t discard white theology, "but black theology began with deconstruction—that is, dismantling the oppressive, white theologies I was taught.” These theologies not only ignored black people but “blinded me to the treasure in the black tradition."
Christians must take seriously the Black experience and make room for Black people to speak of and for God, and faith, and Jesus,and love, and hope out of our experience. Any theology that devalues, dismisses, or destroys the voice of Black people is not a theology of Jesus.
Christians, we have to liberate ourselves from the idea that those who are legitimate voices for faith and life are white Christian conservative men and that true Christian faith is simply about using their language and logic. These two realities have harmed us in so many ways.
Too many of us are thinking about faith and life as well as doing theology as ourselves but with language and histories and traditions that show that in practice we believe that orthodox = white Christian conservative man. We believe they are the final authority and goal.
Any strong up day on BNF is immediately followed by a gap down open from the previous closing
So any upmove /upday is almost never having any follow-up buying the next day. Unless this pattern gets broken by 1-3 days of upmove after a strong closing, BNF looks extremely bearish. The logic of BNF seems to be " will kick your ass if you take bullish positions overnight" 😀
Jokes apart, if you want to understand the logical basis of patterns, this book is still the best :
Technical analysis of stock trends by Edwards and
The case of Lombardy is quite interesting as it shows that, no matter how long it takes, what matters is to have a PLAN and stick to it.
2/ I'm doing this thread because I ended up reading a number of documents about how, in a general framework of stagnation or even decrease in regional rail use in Italy in the last two decades, Lombardy doubled its daily rail ridership from 400,000 in 2000 to 800,000 in 2018.
3/ Of course, the most "glittering part", the piece of hard infrastructure that enabled such a stark increase in service is the "passante": a cross-city rail link opened in phases between 1997-2004 that allows for through-running of "suburban" trains
4/ But the most important part comes even earlier: in 1982, the Region devised an overall plan for the implementation of an S-Bahn network (called "servizio comprensoriale") in a ~30-40km radius from Milan. That plan kickstarted the construction of the passante in 1983
5/ Until the early 2000, the implementation was slow, because the 930m€ "passante" was locally financed with scarce ressources by the City and the Region and the responsibility of programming and financing regional rail transit was devoluted to Regions only in 1997-2000
Ways to raise capital:
2. Bank Debt
3. Working Capital/ Revolving Facilities
4. Angle Investors
5. Venture Capital
6. Private Equity
8. Government Agencies
9. Get a Business Partner
10. Funding competitions
The cheapest way of funding. Build the company with savings & family contributions. Privilege is a massive factor in getting off the ground.
Jeff Bezos' parents ploughed $245k into his e-commerce startup. Bill Gates' parents funded his founding company.
2. Bank Debt
Banks take credit risk which means they're often fucking conservative. They will focus on your ability to repay the debt & pricing depends on the probability of you defaulting*
*Pro-tip: don't use bank funding to frequent strip clubs, use shareholder money instead
3. Drawdown facilities
Probably the most underused, useful type of funding. You can borrow against the assets of your company for really cheap. Most companies have short-term liquidity issues
I have worked on deals where these type of facilities were used to buy small companies
Every time there was a threat to the Turkish state, either through communism or Islamism, the military acted. It is in the army’s DNA to “protect” the nation as a Sunni, secular and Turkish entity. Those genes still exist in the military.
Every time things “went wrong”, the military contemplated the possibility of overthrowing the government. In the mid-1990s (against Islamist govt), in 2003 (to protest Annan’s Cyprus plan), in 2007 (against Erdogan) and in 2016 (against Erdogan).
The Turkish military was so powerful until 2007 that any type of anti-government activity in the military took place with complete impunity. Soldiers plotted and imposed complete domination over media, judiciary and bureaucracy.
Erdogan and his close friends (Gul, Arinc, Sener) knew that everytime they are elected to the government, the powerful military would topple them down. They decided (in 2003) to push Turkey to join the EU so that Brussels can limit the military’s role in politics.
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- Visualizing data structures and algorithms through animation
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You get the impression from the eco-socialists and degrowthers that humanity wouldn\u2019t face the threat of climate change or biodiversity loss if it weren\u2019t for capitalism (or rather, if it weren\u2019t for capitalist modernity).— Leigh Phillips (@Leigh_Phillips) February 2, 2021
But I see no evidence to suggest this is the case.
The historical counterfactual also in not totally convincing. So let's assume Germany and Europe went socialist. The world economy would have evolved exactly the same way it did? 🤔 I doubt it, this is too deterministic. Examples: /2
We do not know if the transition from coal to oil would have taken place when it took place, the way it did. From Timothy Mitchell we know that oil was a fix for capitalism to bypass the labour strikes of coal workers. One would think that socialists would treat workers better /3
We also do not know if socialist governments would strong arm the Middle East the way capitalists did, starting wars to secure cheap oil, and setting up puppet governments. One would want to think that Rosa Luxembourg would not go down that path..../4
We also do not know if they would have continued colonial unequal exchange, extracting raw materials as cheap as possible from the rest of the world. Without cheap oil and cheap materials, it is anyone's guess if GDP and CO2 would be where it is now. /5
In a late night vote, the TX senate just passed SB7, which puts significant restrictions on voting, in a state where it's already harder to vote than almost anywhere else.
The Texas Senate just voted to limit Texans' voting options. Senate Bill 7, a GOP priority, would limit early voting hours, prohibit drive-thru voting and bar local election officials from proactively sending vote-by-mail applications. https://t.co/TVMHYE3yOD— Texas Tribune (@TexasTribune) April 1, 2021
TX SB7 prohibits efforts by election officials to encourage or educate voters about early and mail voting options. It even requires those who need to vote by mail due to disability to provide a gov't document or a doctor's attestation that they are "disabled." /3
TX SB7 outlaws drop boxes and further limits early voting, and disenfranchises any voter whose ballot is delivered by anyone other than herself or by mail. If an elderly voter's spouse delivers the ballot by hand to election officials, that ballot "may not be counted." /4
TX SB7 allows ONLY partisan "watchers" the ability to roam anywhere they want in polling places, regardless of the work poll workers are doing, and use wireless devices in voting locations. No one else would have this power. /5
Rana Sanga was the epitome of bravery and master of war skills , enemy use to fear by his name!!
Sanga was born on 12 April, 1482 in a Hindu Rajput family to the Sisodia ruler Rana Raimal.He was a grandson of Rana Kumbha.
Sanga was said to have fought a 100 battles and lost his eye, arm and leg in the various struggles.
He was perhaps one of the few Indian Rulers who crushed the outsider invasion and ensured reunification of Majority of Rajput kingdoms he crushed delhi sultante and Gujarat sultante his enemies feared him like no other...
Today, President Biden announced his intention to end the war in Afghanistan, to great media fanfare.
You may remember, way back in 2019 & 2020, President Trump said the same thing.
Let me know if you can spot the difference in coverage then vs. now⤵️
When Trump said we were leaving, @CNN quoted the NATO Sec Gen with a “stark warning” about how “dangerous” the move would be.
But Biden’s decision? Well, on that one, we just get to hear from his people.
One of the things I’ve discussed before is how outlets can frame the narrative they want by focusing on people who support or oppose a certain policy. It’s misleading, but also a calling card of @CNN.
Starting to see it?
Once upon a time, @nytimes told us that Trump’s decision was a capitulation to the Taliban where we would get nothing in return - as if blood not shed and treasure not spent means nothing.
But Biden’s call? Well, for some reason these concerns seem to have evaporated.
Before we proceed any further, I'd like you to have a look at the below THREAD on the ancient Hindu system of measurement. A lot of terminologies from there will be used here too. Get yourself acquainted with the different units of Hindu measurement
THREAD on ancient Hindu system of measurement(\u092e\u093e\u0928\u093e\u092a\u0915\u0930\u0923\u0935\u093f\u0927\u093e\u0928\u092e\u094d)— Ugra (@_ugra_) December 23, 2020
The Shilpa shastras give much insight into how dimensions such as length,width,height etc were measured. It is using this system that the smallest of murthis to the biggest of buildings were planned & constructed (1) pic.twitter.com/SWEHym3KWj
The ancient Temple builders i.e. the Sthapatis, have consulted various Shastras in order to execute all their wondrous workmanship. The Shastras are many, yet there is much commonality than differences in them. (3)
This vast ocean of knowledge revealed by the Devas to the ancient Rishis has resulted in the various different styles of Temple building, image making, rock sculpturing etc (4)
Some of the important Shastras consulted by the Sthapatis:
1) Vishnudharmotthara purana
2) Agni Purana
3) Matsya Purana
4) Brihat Samhita
Above texts contain a vast ocean of info on Temple building. Ancient Temples of Northern Bharat were built according to this tradition (5)
How many are believing only in simple trading system?— Mitesh Patel (@Mitesh_Engr) April 3, 2021
This is my simple trading.
I don\u2019t have any magic.— Mitesh Patel (@Mitesh_Engr) January 7, 2021
Next week I will prefer to sell put in between strike 30500-31000 as shown in pic. Will manage upto 31000.
If breaks 31000 as first down support then will exit put nearby 31000 strike and will sell
31500 call ( will act as resistance again )
Simple hai na pic.twitter.com/hPLIMq3tSe
It is an OK deal for trade in goods. Except for a mountain of very expensive and burdensome red tape, that is. And red tape and burdens on business are the thing the Tories always supposedly hated.
And the priority on the trade in goods also makes no sense for a service economy, which we are since the Tories abandoned manufacturing.
Plus, the deal leaves financial services, that are supposedly our greatest success story, and the biggest suppliers of funds to the Tories, in limbo.
The professions, barring lawyers, are meanwhile stuffed without mutual recognition. Many career paths will fall apart as a result of that. And the progressions have been the backbone of Tory support for generations.
Once "Comrade Biden" Enters The Whitehouse, We Will Enter All Suburbs And Set Up Safety Patrols - Anti_fa
2. Unverified report that an Antifa member laid out their strategy for control of the American suburbs once "Comrade Biden" is in the Whitehouse. This kind of control or autonomous zones was practiced in Seattle & Portland this Summer. But a new twist to their control will be...
3. ... Covid-19 testing as well at the road blocks.
Imagine leaving your home to got to work or buy groceries and you're met by a communist road block and asked to know who you are, where you're going and to do a mandatory nasal test to check for Covid 19. Is that the new...
4. ... America we will face under a Biden administration? (take all of this as a grain of salt. Could all be a farce) GE
Here is the quote placed on a well known alternative news site:
Ex Antifa Military Vet Here - Once Comrade Biden Enters The Whitehouse -...
5. ... We Will Enter All Suburbs And Set Up Safety Patrols
Saw action in Portland and Seattle. We set up systems to govern in the autonomous zones we liberates from the American nazi government. We have been assured once Biden becomes commander we will be given 120 million in...
Hot take: Vinay Sitapati is a deracinated, colonized fella who shouldn't be writing about the topics he writes about.
I will elaborate.
So mind, I haven't read his books. I want to read Jugalbandi but it isn't yet available on the Kindle store in the US. It seems like he's researched the crap out of his topics. I'm not going to dispute his research chops. BUT
The lens he looks at things with. It's the most colonized lens I've seen in a long time. It is maddeningly colonized.
This is based on all the videos of him promoting his books that I've watched.
In several talks/interviews about his PVN Rao book, he says 'Rao was going to quit politics and become a "Hindu Priest"'.
That's the kind of language you would use if you were so far removed from India that Hinduism was just one big monolithic blob to you.
Someone even marginally immersed in the culture would probably say "poojari" or specified that he was going to serve at Kutralam peetham. But no, he sticks to the incredibly sterile "Hindu Priest".
Despite Scotland striking oil..masses of it! Poverty was rife in Scotland under Labour..the oil revenues disappeared with no obvioys benefit to Scots1/2
Then came Thatcher. As Denis Healy pointed out in his memoirs, she was the one who benefitted from those revenues, but instead of using them to level up the whole of uk, never mind Scotland, she chose to make London the epicentre of commerce. 2/3
Great buildings + infrastructure took place...in London. Oligarchs arrived, money was made, homes were now investments. London became THE place for business..all backed up by oil revenues. 3/4
Meanwhile in the real world most of us live in, she was creating hell. Selling off the "family silver" demolishing Ravenscraig (which still had orders)and other places that employed thousands...with no thought for the workers and their families.4/5
Turning Britain from being largely self sufficient to being dependent on China for its steel. Instead of manufacturing here, creating things, we imported them. 5/6
Complaining about 2020 has become a sport and the constant negativity is a spiral and people wallow in their imagined misery.— Bethany S. Mandel (@bethanyshondark) December 27, 2020
2. to #AmericanFood. Throughout her life she cooked the food she started cooking at 7 in #Portugal. For these & so many other reasons, I visited my mom every day. I brought dinner for both of us & spent several hrs w/her. She had gotten used to the #Routine we had established...
3. in the 3 yrs she was in the NH. In her stage of #Dementia she was still aware of time & if I didn’t show up on time, she would become upset. The voices in her mind might tell her that I wasn’t w/her bc I had been murdered by my imaginary stalker. This was just one of many.....
4. scenarios my mother imagined. I like to say that she was living a soap opera in her mind for almost 4 yrs. And the soap opera was called Hell of a Nightmare! Imagine what happened once the NH went into #Lockdown & I couldn’t spend time w/her?
5. Unlike many we were #Fortunate to video chat almost every day. But her hearing issues made this very difficult! Imagine trying to explain what was happening on a video chat! Imagine the difficulty trying to comfort her when she was hallucinating while we were video chatting!
1. The Golden Rule – ask questions, keep asking questions, never answer questions.
When accused of never answering questions, accuse the accuser of never answering questions.
2. Question 1: Do you live inside an LTN?
If the answer is yes accuse them of prioritising their driving convenience above the urgent need to tackle car dependency, climate change, a respiratory crisis, obesity crisis and road safety.
3. Question 2: What did you do to campaign before the introduction of LTNs?
If nothing is provided accuse them of prioritising their driving convenience above the urgent need to tackle car dependency, climate change, a respiratory crisis, obesity crisis, road safety.
4. Question 3: What strategies would you suggest to meet the urgent need to tackle car dependency, climate change, respiratory crisis, obesity crisis, road safety?
If no suggestions are provided accuse them of prioritising their own driving convenience above these goals.
5. If suggestions are provided agree that they’re part of the solution & stress they're needed to complement LTNs not instead of them (NB – see points 8 and 9 below).
By this stage most doubters will have given up. If they persist, the following are all worth considering: