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Monkeypox outbreak is primarily spreading through sex, WHO officials say.
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Not to get all both-sidesy, but memers who mock Russia by putting fake Cyrillic letters into English words should get sent to the same postwar tribunals as Russian war criminals.
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The backward "N" and backward "R" are vowels for chrissake, it doesn't even make sense.
Replying to @Zeddary
Don't go giving the riot cops ideas!
@holland_tom up your alley:
I enjoyed the book about dinosaurs I just finished. Also, it contained one of the funniest sentences I’ve ever read.
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Replying to @pptsapper
Wounded to kill ratio looks... weird? And no mention of captured/MIA?
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@mattzollerseitz Seems like someone out their should have published an Annihilation book by now, something along the lines of the Mad Max Cinema of Survival book you sell. Are you aware of anything like that?
Wha....
Replying to @mattzollerseitz
Deadwood fans, sorry to break your heart one more time, but this is too incredible not to share: according to the family, at some point after the cancellation of the show, David Milch talked to Tom Waits about doing a musical version for Broadway.
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Okay dumb question. I thought FSB was domestic security and SVR/GRU did foreign intel. Does FSB area of responsibility also cover former SSRs?
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THIS IS NOT HOW ANY OF IT WORKS
Replying to @JacquiHeinrich
Separately, some members of congress are beginning to advocate for a non-kinetic no-fly zone – something to the effect of using electromagnetic pulse, sonar, and cyber to keep Russian jets on the ground so they can never take off. Unclear how much support this will end up getting
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While we're at it can we seize MLB owners' yachts too?
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Replying to @ExumAM
The economists of IR
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I find the "any direct conflict with Russia would absolutely, 100% certainty, lead to all civilization getting vaporized" crowd and the "Let's casually get into a war with Russia nbd" crowd to be equally exasperating.
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People really, really hate accepting that the universe is governed by probabilities, not certainties.
See, people are accusing Engel of saying what this guy said, which Engel categorically did not.
A large, concentrated Russian military column is en route to Kyiv. Ukraine's peer democracies know where it is and can destroy it. They absolutely must. Find the courage to stop Putin, as Ukrainians do. Put aside fears of how Russia may react. Confront how Russia is acting.
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There are plenty of silly takes out there, but so many of the folks piling on Engel are clearly ignoring the part where he says "But that would be direct involvement against Russia and risk, everything." Find someone else to dunk on, there's lots of options.
Perhaps the biggest risk-calculation/moral dilemma of the war so far. A massive Russian convoy is abt 30 miles from Kyiv. The US/NATO could likely destroy it. But that would be direct involvement against Russia and risk, everything. Does the West watch in silence as it rolls?
It seems like he did acknowledge the consequences, which were a big part of his point.
Replying to @keithpille
A few years ago I got an ad for an online dating site embedded in an article about a serial killer who used a dating site to lure his victims.
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Replying to @IRHotTakes
Confused. How many trained fighter pilots did they have, and how many of those are still alive? I guess this indicates a significant number of pilots had their planes destroyed on ground or survived getting shot down, so they have surplus pilots with nothing to fly?
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