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Roque recaps the recent hearing of the Senate Committee of the Whole on the government's COVID-19 vaccination plan
Roque: Magkakaroon po ng legal na pananagutan ang drug companies 'pag nagbenta sila ng bakuna for commercial use kahit Emergency Use Authorization use pa lamang meron sila
Roque reiterates government is not favoring Sinovac or any particular vaccine: Dahil napakataas po ng demand, gagamitin natin kung ano ang available
Roque: Kung gusto mo makakuha ng supply, dapat bultuhan ang order mo. Halos lahat ng bansa centralized ang purchasing. Wala pa tayong alam na pribadong kumpanya na bumibili dahil hindi pa pwede
20 academics criticizing an paper is fine; good science, really
10000+ hate mail for studying schools in Sweden is insane
Anonymous docs/ prof (hiding in faceless accts) on twitter smearing researchers is insane
In April 2020, @jflier and I saw this coming
We saw increasingly heated and personal attacks against scientists merely for having a range of views on COVID19 (PS there is no playbook/ right ans)
Tying science to naked politics was also bad idea, we
Yet, repeatedly that is what happened. Twitter 'experts' displayed an absolute intolerance to other views
Folks who disagreed weren't just wrong, they were malicious actors spreading "disinformation"
Really? Someone worked for 25 years as faculty to suddenly spread lies?
Disinformation has been so misused that it has lost meaning.
I recently saw an ID doc & lab researcher in the UK be accused of spreading "disinformation"
hahah, get outta here, you are trying to say "i disagree" but your keyboard is broken
Personal attacks have become so bad that I have seen a lab researcher accuse a doctor of wanting to engage in inappropriate relationships with patients due to diverging views on vaccine messaging
Seriously? It was a low point even for twitter
As the sun sets over the horizon of my country and these iridescent colours spread, it makes one think about those who respond to the call of duty.
The men of the Pakistan Armed Forces, their sense of duty, dedication and sturdiness are awe-inspiring.
These men are just like us yet it is their bravery that makes them extraordinary, putting them apart from the rest.
These brave men know only to say ‘yes’ to every ‘move on’ order without giving a second thought to their lives.
The interactive session of the joint Press Conference on security addressed by HMIC, Alh. Lai Mohammed and HM @MinOfInteriorNG, @raufaregbesola at the National Press Centre, Abuja now underway
FG MAKES PROGRESS IN WAR AGAINST TERROR, BANDITRY
Being The Text of the Press Conference Addressed by The Hon. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in Abuja on Monday, January 25th 2021.
Gentlemen of the press, good afternoon.Since this is our first meeting this year,it is appropriate to wish you all a happy and prosperous new year. We thank you for always honouring our invitation,and we look forward to a more mutually-rewarding working relationship in this 2021.
2.As you may recollect, Mr. President - in his new year address to the nation - promised that the security apparatus and personnel of the armed forces and the police will be re-energized and reorganized, with a view to enhancing their capacity to engage, push back and...
Mehr als 50 Oppositionelle wurden in #HongKong festgenommen. Grundlage ist das neue #Sicherheitsgesetz, das #China als Waffe gegen die Demokratie dient. Wenn \U0001f1ea\U0001f1fa ein Abkommen mit \U0001f1e8\U0001f1f3 schlie\xdft, dann darf es dessen Methoden, inklusive Vertragsbruch & Unterdr\xfcckung, nicht ignorieren. https://t.co/VEXeVm1w2Z— Norbert R\xf6ttgen (@n_roettgen) January 6, 2021
A prominent critic of the deal in the European Parliament asked: “Democracy in HK is dying before our eyes, and the priority of our dear European leaders is to sell us their investment agreement with Beijing. How can we be so out of time?”
Des dizaines d\u2019opposants arr\xeat\xe9s \xe0 Hong Kong. La d\xe9mocratie HK meurt sous nos yeux. Et la priorit\xe9 de nos chers dirigeants europ\xe9ens est de nous vendre leur accord d\u2019investissement avec P\xe9kin... Comment peut-on \xeatre \xe0 ce point \xe0 contre-temps? https://t.co/zy1xaqIYdB— Raphael Glucksmann (@rglucks1) January 6, 2021
2) Also shows that BJ doesn't have a clue about how EU works or simply doesn't care if the CAI-deal really goes through. What BJ is doing in HK will make it even less probable that the EU parliament will ratify CAI.— Dana Heide (@Dana_Heide) January 6, 2021
EU Commission spokesman @MamerEric defended the bloc’s decision to reach an investment deal, and added the need to engage China on issues like climate change, when asked about the impact of the human rights situation in Hong Kong on EU-China relations.
“The coordinated arrest of over 50 pro-democracy activists on accusations of subversion under the National Security Law sends a signal that political pluralism is no longer tolerated in Hong Kong. The EU calls for the immediate release of those arrested,” @ExtSpoxEU says.
Most of Formost’s ships were built by China’s state-owned China State Shipbuilding Corp (CSSC).
CSSC is one of the top 10 defense groups in China.
2. Institutional religions resist evolution and reform. Protestant religion continuously reforms by creating a market for sects, that for all intents and purposes, provide messaging for about every half standard of deviation in iq and class - with the same underlying strategy.
3. The Catholic church had the opportunity to reform multple times, and spawned a history different movements including sects, Augustinian Synthesis, Monastic movement, Classical Restoration's Scholasticism, Literacy, the protestant reformation, and the Darwinian revolution.
4. But the Church merged semitic christian and european classical Aryan thought, with the Catechism of of the Church, the catholic encyclopedia, and much of the doctrin is an imitation of european legall structure from the premise of charity instead of natural law's reciprocity.
5. But the institution itself like any bureaucracy dependent on income streams failed the natural law restoration, the Darwinian revolution, and the Romanitc revolution. And tragically failed completely under Vatican Two.
The true face of the @WEF Green Revolution - think they really care about Black Lives ?
This is the human cost of your electric car.
This is what they are doing to indigenous people in name of protection of biodiversity through false science they fund as @StephenCorrySvl of @Survival organization to protect indigenous peoples rights explains.
You can see how media inc BBC involved in this racist
imperialist elitist agenda , linked to notion uber rich white urban people, (often representing Multinational corporations whose profits result from unprecendeted eco damage) better guardians of nature than those who have stewarded the land well re biodiversity for centuries
Idea of unelected elites- Corporations 'experts' & State, planning economy, land, resources & human 'wellbeing' (Swastika means just that) has another name it has been tried before, and had that 'GREEN' saviour complex at heart of it: was called
#Ecofascist INTER-Nazis— David Dent (@DMDent) January 11, 2021
We've heard it all before when Corporatist elitists use fear & virtue to enact land & resources grab from indigenous stewards and duff humanity up with plant based diets, even had their own Attenboroughs in the Hecks.
EVIL. https://t.co/zrl9Tx0Oca pic.twitter.com/P9nKFBu8CQ
Despite obsession moral sanctimony, obsession altrusitic notions 'enlightenment' of Eastern mysticism, animal rights, ideas 'transhumanist' future of human race, concern about 'population', manifested as most evil period of human history, & corrupt science & doctors helped it
On this day of protests for #Navalny across Russia.
First of all, the defining ethical feature of the modern world is that each human life has equal moral worth.
Only the most extreme regimes can disregard - without consequences - that their citizens are cognisant of this.
In Belarus, escalating violence against protestors caused the regime more damage than it had hoped.
Unlike Belarus, where the special police numbers a couple of thousand, the Russian special police can handle vast numbers of protestors.
So could the Putin regime order the special police, the broader national guard, and regular police to round up 10,000 protestors, and adopt Gestapo-like tactics on them?
At this stage, no- the regime would consider that an act of existential self harm.
The regime can take extreme steps with individuals, e.g. Navalny. But it's not ready to universalise this to all citizens.
Moreover, it can't. The bodies of state responsible for organised violence in Russia compete with one another, & aren't part of a vertical system.
2 / Diamonds were sold at constantly rising prices in a sort of linear progression, which wasn't related to real market prices. The prices were produced by the two brokers themselves, Intermarket Diamond Business (Idb) and Diamond Private Investment (Dpi), then published monthly
3/They published monthly table of their prices in markets pages on my newspaper, Il Sole 24 Ore, Italy's highest-selling financial daily. Then the 2 diamonds brokers cut the price tables from the pages and presented them to the public as "Il Sole 24 Ore records" but they weren't
4 / People were lured into the scheme with the promise of constantly revaluating physical luxury assets, easy to be hidden (a lot of diamonds were sold to tax evaders and probably gangsters). For just connecting their clients to the 2 brokers, banks earned 15-20% fees.
5 / The business throve thanks to a hole in Italy's financial regulations: diamonds weren't overseen neither by Bank authority Bank of Italy nor financial authority Consob. In two decades, the 2 brokers sold diamonds for 2/3 billion € proceeds.
Last day for Irish Republic Christmas Delivery
My ink drawings are about joy, hope, love & empathy. When you buy one you can choose a second free*.
Please order ASAP so I have time to pack & ship by 3PM today!
To check availability of drawings go to my Etsy shop: https://t.co/h1QOPiFZDK
Please note that you can buy a drawing even if Etsy says it’s in someone’s basket.
Vermillion Flycatcher (2020) https://t.co/lkAOU2xvod
*For areas outside Ireland the 2 for 1 offer still applies (delivery is dependant on location - just ask) but will NOT arrive in time for Christmas Day
Spirit of Hope (2020) https://t.co/0EYjjV7gpd
Here’s a link to my Etsy shop. Click to see the full group of artwork in the special offer: https://t.co/ESVlK51Bhf
Balance (2020) https://t.co/oynPvIH3Q5
These works are just €149 ($181/£135) each. And because it’s Christmas, when you buy an artwork, you can choose a second free! Outside Ireland I can advise on approximate delivery time.
Dóchas (2020) https://t.co/Q4JE5mFmjt
our country they would realize that Paraguay emits only 0.07% of current GHGs and almost zero historical GHGs, and would see our green countryside. We have committed ourselves in the Paris agreement to a 20% reduction of GHGs within the country's sustainable development
framework by 2030. The report says that there is no commitment to sustainable development. Perhaps they do not know that the Chaco was developed with a unique plan in the world for the conservation of 40% of forests on each property, respecting watercourses and protecting
biological corridors between blocks of pastures. Our application of modern livestock management techniques is highly efficient and allows the absorption of organic carbon in the soil, and by taking the absorptions from all wetlands and grasslands and pastures, minus emissions
from livestock, we have a close to positive balance, working to full to reach that goal. There are multiple sustainable and climate-friendly beef production initiatives, such as Natural meat from Solidaridad-ARP, Low-carbon meat from Solidaridad-CREA, Sustainable meat from the
One thing I can tell about the experience is that it was in nowhere any less than the best Metros in the developed West.
This project will remain divisive, and in no way I intend on converting anyone. Skip.
Neither will its utility increase nor decrease by this Twitter cost-benefits blabbering.
What I am truly happy about is that Orangeline is owned and being used by those who need it the most.
The cars we use have a Heater & AC. The new ones also have a cabin filter against pollution. They harm everyone outside but user is safe inside. Then cars also cause congestion and accidents.
We don’t realise it while driving, but navigating spaces is important for everyone.
What's the implication?— Ayesha Shahid (@ayesharshahid) January 17, 2021
Poverty has a KEY spatial dimension. If you are poor, you may not be able to reach the school and hospital you need. This is also why people live in katchi abadis or informal housing, if you can't afford to travel to jobs, you are out of luck.
We know that cars, which serve less than 20% of all trips, are bad for our cities. Yet they have been getting disproportionately higher share in budgets in the form of allocations for Road in Transport spending.
A mass transit project flips this equation.
There is also very real loss that construction works of the project caused, which, we, as bystanders, cannot fully understand.
We need to move to inclusive infrastructural planning, rather cold-hearted bureaucratic logic which dictates that who
Who are the "Citizens of Nigeria" you claim are not ready because they are...
I will repeat it yet again.— Oby Ezekwesili (@obyezeks) February 18, 2021
Citizens of Nigeria are not yet ready for Good Governance.
They absolutely enjoy and believe they deserve to be poorly governed.
The Politicians know this and dish Bad Governance in large doses to them.
When citizens are ready, it will end.\u270d\U0001f3fe
Not demanding good governance?.
If by this you mean the Vast majority of Nigerians that are in the lower class should demand for good governance, then I hope you know this can never be effective.
It is virtually impossible for the lower class citizens to gather and...
Demand for good governance. What do they know that they want to demand? The few among them that are "enlightened" will have their voices drown out by the many that are not. I hope you know that there will always be the ignorant, evil men (hired assassin, political thugs) and also
Good men, the proportion of good men to the ignorants and evil men in this social class is low. Therefore l, gathering to something meaningful will be low.
How will they even gather? Through elections? I also hope you know that the wicked political leaders will not just fold...
Their arms and not defend their rulership from being overthrown. They will surely sow misinformation, spread lies aimed at misleading the masses. This particular social class, that are also numerous will be easy to swallow such lies and cajoled. Buhari was sold to us as a...
The emotional toll of the #WarOnTigray— Teklehaymanot G. Weldemichel (\u1270\u12bd\u120b\u12ed) (@TeklehaymanotG) December 9, 2020
It has been 36 days since @AbiyAhmedAli\u2019s regime in Ethiopia declared #WarOnTigray. The entire region has been on complete lockdown for over five weeks; including no banking, telecom, power, transport services. (1)
due to lack of access to power, cash to buy supplies as banks are still closed and bank accounts every Tigrayan suspended, & absence of trade activities. UNICEF reports that more than 2m children in Tigray are completely cut off from humanitarian assist https://t.co/ylWJQ0u0NF 2
Civilians killed and displaced: According to UN-OCHA, there are reportedly over a million internally displaced people with no humanitarian assistance. Families in their hundreds of 1000s are separated. We also hear that supplies of humanitarian assistance are deliberately
curtailed by the regime. Despite Eth-UN agreements to allow unfettered humanitarian access, areas outside Mekelle are inaccessible for humanitarian actors.
Ethnic profiling: travel restrictions have been placed on #Tigrayans across #Ethiopia.
Tigrayans across Ethiopia face #ethnicprofiling in their workplaces (many have been laid off or told to stay at home, mostly without pay), their homes are arbitrarily searched, are constantly harassed & arrested by security forces.
@eu_eeas @JosepBorrellF @GermanyDiplo @BelgiumMFA @francediplo_EN @DutchMFA @NorwayMFA @ItalyMFA @SwissMFA @SweMFA @MFA_Austria @FCDOGovUK
On February 4, a court in Belgium is expected to announce its verdict about Iran’s incarcerated diplomat-terrorist Assadollah Assadi who attempted to bomb the opposition rally in 2018 in France.
Q: One can argue that Iranian regime has been engaged in state terrorism for four decades. So why do you think this plot stands out? What aspects of the findings by the investigators you have found the most significant?
A: While it is true that terrorism has been part and parcel of the Iranian regime’s foreign policy, this plot stands out for three reasons.
1) it is the first time that an accredited senior regime so-called diplomat has been personally and directly involved in a terrorist scheme.
2) The Undeniable evidence, including seized documents make it abundantly clear that this was not a personal initiative of Assadi, but had been planned, approved, commissioned by the most senior regime officials all way up to the Supreme Leader, president, foreign minister.