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🤣🤣🤣🤣 Great moment for Rich
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Kamila Valieva opens her new free skate with audio from reports of her alleged anti-doping violation. People about to be big mad 🥴 invidious.fdn.fr/watch?v=Vi8k9kad…
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pretty stunning stuff here. And if I’m understanding this, these are the texts that are supposed to be helpful for him?
The latest texts released by Nancy New and now today by former Gov. Bryant come within a court battle about whether Bryant should have to produce all texts related to the USM-Favre volleyball project. Bryant wants to keep them private #TheBackchannel mississippitoday.org/2022/09…
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Well so far this Mastriano rally is a total bust. Organized just blamed it on being “shadow banned on Facebook”
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“The top appears to be looking for people to blame at the moment. Someone had to be punished, and Shoigu doesn’t want to put the blame on the generals, on the military,” said a former defence ministry official who has worked with Bulgakov theguardian.com/world/2022/s…
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Creeping desantis-ism
Free and fair! "Ukrainians who are in contact with friends and relatives in the occupied territories describe groups of men armed with Kalashnikov rifles, accompanied by a person with a portable ballot box, going door-to-door" washingtonpost.com/world/202…
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Fascinating. The SF Chronicle created an online database which it says lists the owner of essentially every piece of property in the greater Bay Area. Nine counties. For understanding the power of real estate ownership. sfchronicle.com/projects/202…
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“Kremlin’s theory of victory is likely that mobilisation will sufficiently prolong the war to enable its unconventional campaign of econ warfare, pol destabilisation, escalation threats & influence campaigns in Europe & US to cause Ukraine’s allies to force Kyiv to negotiate”
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“American officials briefed on highly sensitive intelligence said that behind the scenes Mr. Putin is taking on an even deeper role in the war, including telling commanders that strategic decisions in the field are his to make” nytimes.com/2022/09/23/us/po…
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Political leadership often has a better sense of the domestic and international political contexts, which should be totally unsurprising. Military leadership isn't paid to make those kinds of political decisions.
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An excellent resource. “Military enlistment offices continue to burn. In addition to three yesterday several more caught fire: Svobodny (Amur region), Khabarovsk, Tselinny (Altai), Kamyshin, Kyra (Transbaikal). In Moscow military commissars will be accompanied by the police”
Want to know what's happening with Russia's mobilization? Our volunteers got you covered with this new daily brief: docs.google.com/document/d/e…
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Russian organised crime boss Igor Kusk, who had been serving a 23-year jail term for two murders (amongst other things), was reportedly killed fighting for Wagner near Bakhmut in Donbas m.business-gazeta.ru/news/56…
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Too good to be true. But I guess it is true! “House Republican leaders unveiled their ‘Commitment to America’ agenda―and with it an inspirational video full of scenes presented as imagery of America that were actually stock footage from Russia & Ukraine.” huffpost.com/entry/house-rep…
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"But if you give me two more Democratic senators in the United States Senate, I promise you -- (applause) -- I promise you we're going to codify Roe. We’ll once again make Roe the law of the land." Have Senate Democrats made an equally explicit pledge?
@POTUS today: "I got beat up in the campaign by saying that I wanted to unify the country and unify the parties. You used to be able to do that. But things have changed a whole bunch. The MAGA Republicans control the Republican Party right now"
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Senate & House Rs aligned on national abortion ban and cutting social sec and Medicare
McConnell was read into McCarthy’s “Commitment to America” before its release & gave him his blessing, a Senate GOP leadership aide told @axios McConnell has so far refused to release his own legislative agenda, but sees it as a smart move for House Rs axios.com/2022/09/23/house-r…
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