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a minute ago · @bellingcatSkripal Suspects Confirmed as GRU Operatives: Prior European Operations Disclosed via @bellingcat  https://www.bellingcat.com/news/uk-and-europe/2018/09/20/skripal-suspects-confirmed-gru-operatives-prior-european-operations-disclosed/ , @maxseddonWith all the Skripal suspects’ mysterious travel, can’t be long before someone leaks their Aeroflot Platinum cards. Great work by @bellingcat  https://www.bellingcat.com/news/uk-and-europe/2018/09/20/skripal-suspects-confirmed-gru-operatives-prior-european-operations-disclosed/ , @VictorKvert2008Skripal Suspects Confirmed as GRU Operatives: Prior European Operations Disclosed via @bellingcat  https://www.bellingcat.com/news/uk-and-europe/2018/09/20/skripal-suspects-confirmed-gru-operatives-prior-european-operations-disclosed/ , @lukeharding1968Terrific from @bellingcat on 'Petrov' and 'Boshirov' and their European travels. Abundantly clear that both are career GRU officers involved in undercover missions - including #Skripal hit
@EliotHiggins:
Skripal Suspects Confirmed as GRU Operatives: Prior European Operations Disclosed via @bellingcat  https://www.bellingcat.com/news/uk-and-europe/2018/09/20/skripal-suspects-confirmed-gru-operatives-prior-european-operations-disclosed/ 
and 4 others
Skripal Suspects Confirmed as GRU Operatives: Prior European Operations Disclosed

In the previous part of joint investigation, Bellingcat and The Insider – Russia established that: Alexander Petrov – a fake cover persona for a yet unidentified Russian individual – is not a civilian...

Bellingcat

5 minutes ago · @jemelehillSo-called Republican activist calls fmr President Obama a “Muslim n——r” and is indignant about being called a racist. Just a reminder ppl still think being a labeled a racist is worse than actual racism
@nycjim:
New racial controversy engulfs the Ron DeSantis campaign in Florida.  https://politi.co/2xDyEqc  pic.twitter.com/f8H1mXtSV8
, @kylegriffin1A Republican activist who donated more than $20,000 to Ron DeSantis and lined up a speech for him at Mar-a-Lago called President Obama a "F---- MUSLIM N----" on Twitter recently, in addition to other inflammatory remarks, Politico reports.  https://www.politico.com/story/2018/09/20/ron-desantis-florida-racial-issues-830726 , @MarcACaputoHe called Obama a "F------ MUSLIM N------" and he's a DeSantis donor who earlier got the candidate to speak at a Mar-a-Lago event. Now DeSantis is backing away  https://politi.co/2QKDydO , @soledadobrienRepublican donor Steve Alembik: calls President Obama a “F*** MUSLIM N***” Then is offended when he’s called out for his racism. Interesting times we’re in, and sad to see overt racists embracing and embraced by the GOP.
@nycjim:
New racial controversy engulfs the Ron DeSantis campaign in Florida.  https://politi.co/2xDyEqc  pic.twitter.com/f8H1mXtSV8
and 6 others
New racial controversy batters DeSantis

This is the fifth race-related issue concerning the Florida candidate, his gubernatorial campaign or one of its supporters.

POLITICO

10 minutes ago · @suhansidhAgreeing more or less with all.. except that I would put Kannathil Muthamittaal on top than Iruvar.
@baradwajrangan:
After ranking the films of Anurag Kashyap, Imtiaz Ali, Bhansali -- before the release of their latest films -- @FilmCompanion heads South. Here's my personal ranking of Mani Ratnam's films. Read. Discuss. Argue.  https://www.filmcompanion.in/every-mani-ratnam-film-ranked-baradwaj-rangan/ 
, @shaaaalThis is like a sports writer picking his All Time Test XI. How much ever the writer insists that it's subjective, the readers aren't going to agree. "How could you put..." For all I care, @baradwajrangan picked #KannathilMuthamittal as his 2nd favourite!  https://www.filmcompanion.in/every-mani-ratnam-film-ranked-baradwaj-rangan/amp/ , @KarthikKeramaluGreatly enjoyed this piece by @baradwajrangan. Even bad films, or individual-scenes, by Mani are worth talking about.  https://www.filmcompanion.in/every-mani-ratnam-film-ranked-baradwaj-rangan/ , @memahimaI love how he is always ready for all kinds of reactions. I have my disagreements but glad to see Agni natchathiram on a high number, I have argued with people on how that is one of #ManiRatnam 's bests. @baradwajrangan I think this is a fair list except for Thalapathi & Anjali
@baradwajrangan:
After ranking the films of Anurag Kashyap, Imtiaz Ali, Bhansali -- before the release of their latest films -- @FilmCompanion heads South. Here's my personal ranking of Mani Ratnam's films. Read. Discuss. Argue.  https://www.filmcompanion.in/every-mani-ratnam-film-ranked-baradwaj-rangan/ 
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Every Mani Ratnam Film, Ranked

There is no mainstream filmmaker in India who – for over 35 years – has pushed himself and his art the way Mani Ratnam does, with each new film an attempt to challenge the boundaries of mainstream cin...

Film Companion

10 minutes ago · @its_me_the_lordThey just mad because white people's fertility rate is too pathetic
@AfricaResearch:
"Africa’s high birth rate is keeping the continent poor" says @TheEconomist. Discuss.  https://econ.st/2QMpDnq  pic.twitter.com/ohH22q7SHR
, @asemota"Samanja" at Ekehuan Barracks in Edo State had 47 kids and 6 wives at the last census. He was laughing at the enumerators and saying "na una go tire". The Army gave him 2 appartments. His kids....well.. some are breeding too already.
@DoubleEph:
Demography: Africa’s high birth rate is keeping the continent poor  https://www.economist.com/middle-east-and-africa/2018/09/22/africas-high-birth-rate-is-keeping-the-continent-poor  via @TheEconomist
, @DKBrodie95Imao nothing about corruption, lack of innovation or oppression
@AfricaResearch:
"Africa’s high birth rate is keeping the continent poor" says @TheEconomist. Discuss.  https://econ.st/2QMpDnq  pic.twitter.com/ohH22q7SHR
, @AfricaResearch"Africa’s high birth rate is keeping the continent poor" says @TheEconomist. Discuss. and 1 others
Africa’s high birth rate is keeping the continent poor

JOHN MAGUFULI, the president of Tanzania, has strong views about birth control. He does not see the point. In 2016 he announced that state schools would be free, and, as a result, women could throw aw...

The Economist

10 minutes ago · @julia_azariI share this to point out the normalization of it (to use the language of my friend @heatherhlavka, who has written on this): women are given advice about how our appearances and sex appeal will affect our professional lives  https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/sep/20/brett-kavanaugh-supreme-court-yale-amy-chua , @biblioracleSo It looks like the whole damn thing is rotten to its core with lots of powerful, privileged people protecting each other from scrutiny or punishment. Of course we all know this has been going on, but it's rare that it's exposed quite this openly.
@sarahposner:
'No accident' Brett Kavanaugh's female law clerks 'looked like models', Yale professor told students  https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/sep/20/brett-kavanaugh-supreme-court-yale-amy-chua?CMP=share_btn_tw  pic.twitter.com/QjcVoqS8j1
, @emilyctamkinRemember that nice essay she wrote about what a model he was as a mentor of women?
@MazMHussain:
"Chua was known for instructing female law students who were preparing for interviews with Kavanaugh on ways they could dress to exude a 'model-like' femininity to help them win a post in Kavanaugh’s chambers."  https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/sep/20/brett-kavanaugh-supreme-court-yale-amy-chua?CMP=share_btn_tw 
, @maudnewtonAmy Chua, Yale Law Professor and author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, said to have advised law students how to look like models and dress in an “outgoing” way to get a clerkship with Kavanaugh.  https://amp.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/sep/20/brett-kavanaugh-supreme-court-yale-amy-chua  and 13 others
'No accident' Brett Kavanaugh's female law clerks 'looked like models', Yale professor told students

Guardian learns Amy Chua said she would advise students on their physical look to help win post in Kavanaugh’s chambers

Guardian

13 minutes ago · @I_pissVodka“I’m done editing the news” “Ok. Add Ambode’s picture to drive traffic to the post”
@THISDAYLIVE:
Cultists Murder 10 Students, Female Corps Member in Edo  http://ow.ly/XMWq101gg44  pic.twitter.com/nA0VtcnwT0
, @Oddy4realAnd Ambode did it?
@THISDAYLIVE:
Cultists Murder 10 Students, Female Corps Member in Edo  http://ow.ly/XMWq101gg44  pic.twitter.com/nA0VtcnwT0
, @tonypoxWait....
@THISDAYLIVE:
Cultists Murder 10 Students, Female Corps Member in Edo  http://ow.ly/XMWq101gg44  pic.twitter.com/nA0VtcnwT0
, @sunnywinehousseAmbode is now a cultist in Edo? No wonder he’s having issues with Tinubu.
@THISDAYLIVE:
Cultists Murder 10 Students, Female Corps Member in Edo  http://ow.ly/XMWq101gg44  pic.twitter.com/nA0VtcnwT0
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Cultists Murder 10 Students, Female Corps Member in Edo

Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City Ten persons have been reportedly killed at a graduation party organised by a student of the Edo State-owned Ambrose Alli University, (AAU) Ekpoma. The ugly incident occu...

THISDAYLIVE

17 minutes ago · @Project_VeritasNEW VIDEO: Deep State Unmasked: U.S. GAO Employee Admits “I Break Rules Every Day” SEE FULL VIDEO: , @Phishie_Philly@POTUS @realDonaldTrump was right again. There is a deep swamp in Washington. No wonder why these slimy ppl are good friends with Hollywood. We need to do more than vote. We need to demand these swamp ppl be removed & prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
@JamesOKeefeIII:
NEW #DeepStateUnmasked -- GAO Auditor: "Do I care more about having this job, or do I care more about the [DSA] movement, and I was like… obviously the movement." See full cut:  https://www.projectveritas.com/2018/09/20/breaking-deep-state-unmasked-u-s-gao-employee-admits-i-break-rules-every-day  pic.twitter.com/aMgRn11yfd
, @joelcommThis guy reminds me of the 20-20 investigations we used to see before the mainstream media sold out to one party. This is great stuff.
@JamesOKeefeIII:
BREAKING: #DeepStateUnmasked: U.S. GAO Employee Admits “I Break Rules Every Day” SEE FULL VIDEO:  https://www.projectveritas.com/2018/09/20/breaking-deep-state-unmasked-u-s-gao-employee-admits-i-break-rules-every-day  pic.twitter.com/gSOBvZgfCA
, @JamesOKeefeIIIBREAKING: and 2 others
Deep State Unmasked, U.S. GAO Auditor Admits “I Break Rules Every Day” – Project Veritas

United States GAO (Government Accountability Office) Auditor Pushes Socialist Agenda During Work Hours: "No one knows I spent six hours yesterday doing social media for DSA." (Democratic Socialists

www.projectveritas.com

18 minutes ago · @africancreatorsIt is the innovators that do. They create. They build, and in turn, economies are built around them. When their potential is unleashed and fully harnessed, Africa will transform itself from the land of poverty to the land of possibility.
@EfosaOjomo:
Innovators: The work you do is what will get Africa to better governance, better institutions, and more developed infrastructures. It rarely happens the other way around. Read my latest piece in Quartz @qzafrica . Innovators are Africa's only hope.  https://qz.com/africa/1392180/innovators-are-africas-only-real-hope-for-prosperity/ 
, @ChristensenInstIn his latest piece for Quartz @qzafrica, @EfosaOjomo explains that innovation is the critical missing link in Africa's development. Check it out here. and @EfosaOjomoThankful for the opportunity to pen a piece for @qzafrica for their Africa Innovators Awards. Check it out here. Africa's only hope: The innovators.  https://qz.com/africa/1392180/innovators-are-africas-only-real-hope-for-prosperity/ 
Innovators are Africa’s only real hope for prosperity

In Africa’s development story, innovators have always been and continues to remain the missing link.

Quartz Africa

22 minutes ago · @danascalvoOur whole country needs to submerged in a vat of MDMA right now
@NickKristof:
The undersea and the ecstasy: MDMA leaves octopuses loved up  https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/sep/20/mdma-makes-octopuses-more-sociable?CMP=share_btn_tw 
, @guardianMDMA makes octopuses more sociable  https://trib.al/yF6fTUF , @NickKristofThe undersea and the ecstasy: MDMA leaves octopuses loved up  https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/sep/20/mdma-makes-octopuses-more-sociable?CMP=share_btn_tw  and @jimwatersonOctopus given MDMA by scientists ceases its hostility to other sea creatures and instead becomes “touchy-feely”, doing water aerobics and stretching out its arms to fondle nearby items.  https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/sep/20/mdma-makes-octopuses-more-sociable 
MDMA makes octopuses more sociable

Normally antisocial sea creature becomes friendly and tactile after being given the drug, scientists say

Guardian

22 minutes ago · @lisatozziThe UK government is preparing to establish a new internet regulator that would make tech firms liable for content published on their websites and have the power to sanction sites that fail to take down illegal material and hate speech within hours.  https://www.buzzfeed.com/alexwickham/uk-government-regulator-internet , @jane__bradleyScoop: The UK Government Is Preparing To Set Up A Regulator For The Internet  https://www.buzzfeed.com/alexwickham/uk-government-regulator-internet , @LiveSquawkUK Government Is Preparing To Set Up A Regulator For The Internet – Buzzfeed  https://www.buzzfeed.com/alexwickham/uk-government-regulator-internet , @TechmemeSources: UK plans Ofcom-like regulator with powers to enforce new regulations on legal content and behaviour online, fines for non-removal of illegal content (@alexwickham / BuzzFeed)  http://www.buzzfeed.com/alexwickham/uk-government-regulator-internet   http://www.techmeme.com/180920/p26#a180920p26  and 2 others
The UK Government Is Preparing To Set Up A Regulator For The Internet

Exclusive: BuzzFeed News has obtained details of plans being drawn up by ministers that also include a compulsory code of conduct and age verification for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

BuzzFeed

22 minutes ago · @HelixtwiceThe Plot to Subvert an Election: Unraveling the Russia Story So Far  https://nyti.ms/2Nr2Y2g , @1mimi4everThe Plot to Subvert an Election: Unraveling the Russia Story So Far  https://nyti.ms/2Nr2Y2g , @amandawgoldenThe Plot to Subvert an Election: Unraveling the Russia Story So Far  https://nyti.ms/2Ddiwlm , @NicolleDWallaceThis is remarkable: The Plot to Subvert an Election: Unraveling the Russia Story So Far via @nytimes  https://nyti.ms/2Nr2Y2g?smid=nytcore-ios-share  and 15 others
Unraveling the Russia Story So Far

For two years, Americans have tried to absorb the details of the 2016 attack: spies, leaked emails, social media fraud — and President Trump’s claims that it’s all a hoax. The Times explores what we k...

www.nytimes.com

26 minutes ago · @TerryGlavinWe really need to build a damn wall.
@CTVNews:
Michael Moore says he'll move to Canada if his politically charged documentary 'Fahrenheit 11/9' leads to trouble  http://ctv.news/QM2NZIe 
, @GovMikeHuckabeeHey, Michael, if you need some help w/ moving expenses, I'll start a GOFUNDME site.  https://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/michael-moore-says-he-ll-move-to-canada-if-new-film-leads-to-trouble-1.4100477 , @DRUDGE_REPORTMichael Moore says he'll move to Canada if new film leads to trouble...  http://bit.ly/2pmGVLo , @GermantownrunneMichael Moore says he'll move to Canada if new film leads to trouble  http://ctv.news/QM2NZIe  and 1 others
Michael Moore says he'll move to Canada if new film leads to trouble

American filmmaker Michael Moore says he will move to Canada if his latest documentary, a look at the leadership of U.S. President Donald Trump, causes trouble for him south of the border.

CTVNews

28 minutes ago · @MtthwRoseBetween 2000 and 2017, roughly 2.5 million people were murdered in Latin America and the Caribbean. That's as if Chicago were wiped out.  https://www.wsj.com/articles/400-murders-a-day-the-crisis-of-latin-america-1537455390 , @HamzeiAnalyticsNearly one in every four murders around the world takes place in just four countries. They are all in Latin America.  https://www.wsj.com/articles/400-murders-a-day-the-crisis-of-latin-america-1537455390  via @WSJ, @delcidnatalia"Laura Chioda, a researcher at the World Bank, found that as many as 40% of young people in Honduras suffer from some form of depression due to the violence."  https://www.wsj.com/articles/400-murders-a-day-the-crisis-of-latin-america-1537455390 , @partlowjNearly one in every four murders around the world takes place in just four countries. They are all in Latin America.  https://www.wsj.com/articles/400-murders-a-day-the-crisis-of-latin-america-1537455390  via @WSJ and 1 others
The Crisis of Latin America400 Murders a Day

Riven by drugs, gangs, weak institutions and lawlessness, the region has become the most murderous on Earth. It accounts 8% of the world’s population but a third of its murders, and is the only region...

WSJ

28 minutes ago · @PhilipRuckerHUD Secretary Ben Carson rewarded five political appointees with promotions and raises even though they had no housing policy experience, @TracyJan reports  https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/ben-carsons-hud-political-loyalty-required-no-experience-necessary/2018/09/20/addb8e74-9b0c-11e8-b60b-1c897f17e185_story.html , @TracyJanNEW: Ben Carson's HUD awarded promotions, raises to at least five political operatives with no housing policy experience within their first months on the job, resulting in salaries between $98,000 and $155,000. Three of them do not have bachelor’s degrees.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/ben-carsons-hud-political-loyalty-required-no-experience-necessary/2018/09/20/addb8e74-9b0c-11e8-b60b-1c897f17e185_story.html?utm_term=.9113f6561ad1 , @washingtonpostBen Carson’s HUD: Political loyalty required, no experience necessary  https://wapo.st/2DdK9us , @drewharwellThe secret to getting a high-paying job at Ben Carson's HUD? Show loyalty to the Trump administration. No housing experience required and 1 others
Political loyalty required, no experience necessary

Watchdogs and career staff say the agency under Trump prioritizes loyalty over expertise.

Washington Post

30 minutes ago · @xeniApple launches a new watch that tracks heart data, runs EKGs, promises to save lives. 1 week later, one of America's biggest insurers kills traditional life insurance, launches "interactive" policies that use health data from wearable tracker devices.  https://boingboing.net/2018/09/20/major-insurance-company-to-onl.html , @NMamatasNext week: hiring in-shape people to wear your medical watch for you.
@xeni:
Apple launches a new watch that tracks heart data, runs EKGs, promises to save lives. 1 week later, one of America's biggest insurers kills traditional life insurance, launches "interactive" policies that use health data from wearable tracker devices.  https://boingboing.net/2018/09/20/major-insurance-company-to-onl.html 
, @banditelliSeems like you can... hack your way to cheaper life insurance?
@xeni:
Apple launches a new watch that tracks heart data, runs EKGs, promises to save lives. 1 week later, one of America's biggest insurers kills traditional life insurance, launches "interactive" policies that use health data from wearable tracker devices.  https://boingboing.net/2018/09/20/major-insurance-company-to-onl.html 
, @doctorowMajor U.S. insurance company to sell only health-tracker backed life insurance  https://boingboing.net/2018/09/20/major-insurance-company-to-onl.html  (Canadian owned!) and 1 others
Major insurance company to only sell only health-tracker backed life insurance

Major insurance company to only sell only health-tracker backed life insurance

Boing Boing

30 minutes ago · @EarthtribeboyStory of my life. Big boy to rice dey house. Every month.
@zikokomag:
You think you know who you really are, then you start to track your spending.  http://www.zikoko.com/money/i-tracked-my-finances-for-3-months-heres-what-i-learned/ 
, @ObaOlanrewaju"When you have money your voice is deeper"...lol. Serious stuff explained in a very simple/fun manner.
@zikokomag:
You think you know who you really are, then you start to track your spending.  http://www.zikoko.com/money/i-tracked-my-finances-for-3-months-heres-what-i-learned/ 
, @FuadXIVI'm currently on my longest streak on this money tracking thing. All the details, I've put inside here 👇🏾
@zikokomag:
You think you know who you really are, then you start to track your spending.  http://www.zikoko.com/money/i-tracked-my-finances-for-3-months-heres-what-i-learned/ 
, @PurpletweetyBYou start tracking your finances and LOL
@zikokomag:
You think you know who you really are, then you start to track your spending.  http://www.zikoko.com/money/i-tracked-my-finances-for-3-months-heres-what-i-learned/ 
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I Tracked My Finances For 3 Months, Here's What I Learned

You think you know yourself, then you track your spending.

Zikoko!

31 minutes ago · @MarkLambe_This is great! The examples and solutions are really good. Probably of interest to mathematics with an interest in code as well as devs with an interest in maths.
@mattdesl:
In case you missed it... A while back, I wrote "math-as-code", a cheat sheet that explains mathematical notation with code:  https://github.com/Jam3/math-as-code  pic.twitter.com/qo8lyb2Zl1
, @mykeelsDope! 😀
@McFunkypants:
hey cool, math translated to code you actually understand  https://github.com/Jam3/math-as-code  whoa.. maybe we could finally learn university level math this way.. taught using a language we already understand pic.twitter.com/RWYnqfeS33
, @ChubaEzeksThe maths notation's easier to understand - and I can read both. Still pretty cool though!
@McFunkypants:
hey cool, math translated to code you actually understand  https://github.com/Jam3/math-as-code  whoa.. maybe we could finally learn university level math this way.. taught using a language we already understand pic.twitter.com/RWYnqfeS33
, @cozzbieInteresting.
@McFunkypants:
hey cool, math translated to code you actually understand  https://github.com/Jam3/math-as-code  whoa.. maybe we could finally learn university level math this way.. taught using a language we already understand pic.twitter.com/RWYnqfeS33
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Jam3/math-as-code

a cheat-sheet for mathematical notation in code form - Jam3/math-as-code

GitHub

33 minutes ago · @CathyKooBrexit: EU leaders warn time is running out for a deal  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-45586010 , @BBCBreakingEuropean Council President Donald Tusk says EU leaders agree Theresa May's Chequers plan for , @JustLEAVEeu https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-45586010  YAY, SO THEY CAN FUCK OFF, WE KEEP OUR £40 Bn AND REJOIN THE WORLD. 🇬🇧, @ianbirrellTheresa May claims her Brexit plan is 'only serious credible' way to avoid a hard border in Northern Ireland. But there is another way: a second referendum leading to remaining in the EU, especially given clear chaos of attempting exit  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-45586010  and 2 others
Time short for Brexit deal, leaders warn

Theresa May and her EU counterparts gather for more talks at a summit in Salzburg.

BBC News

34 minutes ago · @GavinNewsomThe Trump administration is diverting MILLIONS of dollars from cancer research, women’s shelters, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, mental, and maternal health programs to pay to INCARCERATE CHILDREN. Honestly - how do you even sleep at night, @realDonaldTrump?  https://www.yahoo.com/news/exclusive-immigrant-children-detention-hhs-cuts-funds-programs-like-cancer-research-230259583.html , @creynoldsncThe Trump Admin is literally cutting money from cancer research, Head Start, Ryan White AIDS/HIV program, women's shelter, mental/maternal health programs to keep kids in cages. If you wrote this plot into a movie, I would have said it was over-the top.  https://www.yahoo.com/news/exclusive-immigrant-children-detention-hhs-cuts-funds-programs-like-cancer-research-230259583.html , @TopherSpiroWhoa. The Trump administration is raiding money from Head Start, cancer research, AIDS programs, mental and maternal health programs, and women's shelters to pay for tents for immigrant children. These people are monsters.  https://www.yahoo.com/news/exclusive-immigrant-children-detention-hhs-cuts-funds-programs-like-cancer-research-230259583.html , @ASlavittNEW: To pay for detaining kids wout their parents, Trump is cutting: $17 million from Head Start $6 million from the Ryan White HIV/AIDS $13 million from the National Cancer Institute Also mental & maternal health, women’s shelters & substance abuse.  https://www.yahoo.com/news/exclusive-immigrant-children-detention-hhs-cuts-funds-programs-like-cancer-research-230259583.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=t  and 1 others
With more immigrant children in detention, HHS cuts funds for other programs — like cancer research

The government is diverting millions from programs including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health to pay for housing for the growing population of detai...

www.yahoo.com

35 minutes ago · @CuntosaurLmaooo
@TheBlastNews:
EXCLUSIVE: Beyoncé's former drummer claims she's been using “extreme witchcraft” to control her and she wants a restraining order against the singer.  http://thebla.st/90c8e 
, @AbeBey__😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
@TheBlastNews:
EXCLUSIVE: Beyoncé's former drummer claims she's been using “extreme witchcraft” to control her and she wants a restraining order against the singer.  http://thebla.st/90c8e 
, @manmustwackI kuku said it before. Àṣẹ Aje ni woman yẹn.
@TheBlastNews:
EXCLUSIVE: Beyoncé's former drummer claims she's been using “extreme witchcraft” to control her and she wants a restraining order against the singer.  http://thebla.st/90c8e 
, @MehrrunnisaLmao. Toh. I believe this one.
@TheBlastNews:
EXCLUSIVE: Beyoncé's former drummer claims she's been using “extreme witchcraft” to control her and she wants a restraining order against the singer.  http://thebla.st/90c8e 
and 1 others
Beyoncé's Former Drummer Claims Singer Molested Her with 'Dark Magic'

A woman who once worked as a drummer for Beyoncé claims the singer is wrapped up in the practices of "extreme witchcraft" and has been using her spells to run surveillance and control her finances, an...

The Blast

40 minutes ago · @kidehen#Africa #Innovation
@kemilij94:
So excited to launch #QZAfricaInnovators2018 after working on it all summer! Here are 30 of the most exciting entrepreneurs, artists and scientists etc. on the continent  https://qz.com/africa/1389574/quartz-africa-innovators-2018-a-list-of-30-pioneers/ 
, @TheYomiKazeemIt's Quartz Africa Innovators day. 🙌 Here's our list of 30 of the most ambitious and imaginative minds on the continent. Congratulations to all! #QZAfricaInnovators2018  https://qz.com/africa/1389574/quartz-africa-innovators-2018-a-list-of-30-pioneers/  via @qzafrica and @kemilij94So excited to launch #QZAfricaInnovators2018 after working on it all summer! Here are 30 of the most exciting entrepreneurs, artists and scientists etc. on the continent  https://qz.com/africa/1389574/quartz-africa-innovators-2018-a-list-of-30-pioneers/ 
Thirty Africa innovators changing the continent's present and future

Quartz Africa's annual Innovators list highlights the work of some of the continent's brightest and bravest.

Quartz Africa

42 minutes ago · @LarryferlazzoAmerica’s social infrastructure is falling apart, and it’s hurting democracy, says @EricKlinenberg:  https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/09/worry-less-about-crumbling-roads-more-about-crumbling-libraries/570721/?utm_source=twb , @EricKlinenbergWhat is social infrastructure? How does it shape the quality of our democracy and the course of our daily lives? What could we do to rebuild it? A primer in ⁦@TheAtlantic⁩ ⁦@TheAtlIdeas https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/09/worry-less-about-crumbling-roads-more-about-crumbling-libraries/570721/ , @cmodey“when people engage in sustained, recurrent interaction, particularly while doing things they enjoy, relationships—even across ethnic or political lines—inevitably grow.”
@TheAtlantic:
America’s social infrastructure is falling apart, and it’s hurting democracy, says @EricKlinenberg:  http://on.theatln.tc/I1qwVwD 
and @osquiozo"Spending time in social infrastructures requires learning to deal with these differences in a civil manner."  https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/09/worry-less-about-crumbling-roads-more-about-crumbling-libraries/570721/ 
The 'Social Infrastructure' That Makes Democracy Possible Is Falling Apart

America’s social infrastructure is falling apart, and it’s hurting democracy.

The Atlantic

an hour ago · @jnascimNa capa da @TheEconomist da semana, Bolsonaro é pintado como a mais recente ameaça à América Latina. Corretamente #EleNão
@TheEconomist:
Brazil is in desperate need of reform, but Jair Bolsonaro would make a disastrous president. Our cover this week  https://econ.st/2NtpyXS  pic.twitter.com/sNAzaXRH3n
, @BodhisatvaaHmmm. And I thought Hadad was gonna be a bad candidate.
@TheEconomist:
Jair Bolsonaro would be a particularly nasty addition to the club of populists that includes Donald Trump and Rodrigo Duterte  https://econ.st/2NtsEeA 
, @albertocairoBrazil may elect Bolsonaro, an authoritarian, homophobic, misogynistic reactionary. The world in 2018
@TheEconomist:
Brazil is in desperate need of reform, but Jair Bolsonaro would make a disastrous president. Our cover this week  https://econ.st/2NtpyXS  pic.twitter.com/sNAzaXRH3n
, @wlvrThe situation is dire in Brazil. Even the bastion of liberalism thinks it will be a disaster to elect such a scum. Paulo Guedes, seu assessor, é inapetente como economista, tão distante que é da realidade concreta. Esta é a crônica de um desastre anunciado.
@TheEconomist:
Brazil is in desperate need of reform, but Jair Bolsonaro would make a disastrous president. Our cover this week  https://econ.st/2NtpyXS  pic.twitter.com/sNAzaXRH3n
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Jair Bolsonaro, Latin America’s latest menace

“GOD is Brazilian,” goes a saying that became the title of a popular film. Brazil’s beauty, natural wealth and music often make it seem uniquely blessed. But these days Brazilians must wonder whether,...

The Economist

an hour ago · @dalewagner38Instagram may divide hashtags from captions to end overhashing and @MikeElganWord of the moment: "overhashing"
@TechCrunch:
Instagram may divide hashtags from captions to end overhashing  https://tcrn.ch/2OAe7dj  by @JoshConstine pic.twitter.com/gQtiqGIt1F
Instagram may divide hashtags from captions to end overhashing

Geofenced sharing, Quiz stickers, Stories Highlight stickers, and a separate interface for adding hashtags to posts are amongst a slew of new features Instagram has prototyped or is now testing. The l...

TechCrunch

an hour ago · @avilarenata#DigitalInequality #DigitalColonialism
@mathewi:
One of the oldest and largest North American life insurers says it will stop selling traditional life insurance and will now only sell interactive policies that track fitness and health data through wearable devices and smartphones  https://reut.rs/2DaMaaN 
, @xenocryptsiteIt's so dystopian how you're going to have to log your activities to get life insurance coverage which I assume is what this is send Tweet. , @YFeyman"in theory..." is doing a lot of work here
@sangerkatz:
“In theory, everybody wins, as policyholders are incentivized to adopt healthy habits and insurance companies collect more premiums and pay less in claims if customers live longer.”  https://www.reuters.com/article/us-manulife-financi-john-hancock-lifeins/strap-on-the-fitbit-john-hancock-to-sell-only-interactive-life-insurance-idUSKCN1LZ1WL 
, @jlwallenUS Health Insurance has become even more of a corrupt scam. One company is now planning on dropping standard policies and will only sell to those willing to wear a device to track their fitness. America needs Insurance reform now!
@Techmeme:
John Hancock, one of the largest life insurers in the US, will now only sell policies that track fitness and health data via wearable devices and smartphones (@SuzanneBarlyn / Reuters)  http://www.reuters.com/article/us-manulife-financi-john-hancock-lifeins/strap-on-the-fitbit-john-hancock-to-sell-only-interactive-life-insurance-idUSKCN1LZ1WL   http://www.techmeme.com/180919/p39#a180919p39 
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John Hancock to sell only interactive life...

John Hancock, one of the oldest and largest North American life insurers, will stop underwriting traditional life insurance and instead sell only interactive policies that track fitness and health dat...

U.S.

an hour ago · @derektmeadBig story from @motherboard this AM: Facebook is reviewing its policy that white nationalism isn't always racist 🤔 following MB reports and backlash from civil rights groups  https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/yw4pbj/facebook-white-supremacy-white-nationalism-hate-speech-policy , @josephfcoxScoop: after our reporting, and a subsequent uproar from civil rights experts, Facebook is reviewing its policy on white separatism & nationalism. We found Facebook currently bans supremacy but not the other two, despite them being essentially the same  https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/yw4pbj/facebook-white-supremacy-white-nationalism-hate-speech-policy , @egavactipIssue here is Facebook mistakenly distinguishes "white nationalism" & "white separatism" from "white supremacy." It shouldn't. Look up the three terms in our glossary and understand the facts:  https://www.adl.org/education/resources/glossary-terms/defining-extremism-white-supremacy .  https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/yw4pbj/facebook-white-supremacy-white-nationalism-hate-speech-policy?utm_campaign=sharebutton , @TheOsintJournalTop story: Facebook Is Reviewing its Policy on White Nationalism After Motherboard Investigation, Civil Rights Backlash - Motherboard  https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/yw4pbj/facebook-white-supremacy-white-nationalism-hate-speech-policy , see more  http://tweetedtimes.com/TheOsintJournal?s=tnp  and 1 others
Facebook Is Reviewing its Policy on White Nationalism After Motherboard Investigation, Civil Rights Backlash

"Facebook ignores centuries of history, legal precedent, and expert scholarship that all establish that white nationalism and white separatism are white supremacy."

Motherboard

an hour ago · @t_felgНо Смирнова не проведешь! Он знает, что будет хуже!
@sssmirnov:
Верховный суд по репостам решил... НИЧЕГО НЕ РЕШИЛ! Пусть и дальше сажают:  https://zona.media/news/2018/09/20/laik 
, @natashazotovaВерховный суд призвал учитывать охват аудитории в делах о репостах, ничоси  https://zona.media/news/2018/09/20/laik/ , @golubРасходимся. Русских дальше будут сажать за репосты и мемы
@sssmirnov:
Верховный суд по репостам решил... НИЧЕГО НЕ РЕШИЛ! Пусть и дальше сажают:  https://zona.media/news/2018/09/20/laik 
, @sssmirnovВерховный суд по репостам решил... НИЧЕГО НЕ РЕШИЛ! Пусть и дальше сажают:  https://zona.media/news/2018/09/20/laik  and 1 others
Верховный суд призвал учитывать охват аудитории в делах о репостах

Пленум Верховного суда принял постановление, которое дополняет правила рассмотрения дел о возбуждении ненависти либо вра...

Медиазона

how conflict came back to politics

New Labour’s ‘third way’ promised to end the clash between left and right. But did the fantasy of politics without strife create our age of anger?

Guardian

an hour ago · @JohnJHarwood*a little hiccup*
@KFILE:
GOP Sen. Dean Heller on a conference call: “We got a little hiccup here with the Kavanaugh nomination, we’ll get through this and we’ll get off to the races.”  https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/heller-predicts-kavanaugh-confirmation-to-supreme-court-despite-hiccup/ 
, @aravosisIt’s called rape.
@KFILE:
GOP Sen. Dean Heller on a conference call: “We got a little hiccup here with the Kavanaugh nomination, we’ll get through this and we’ll get off to the races.”  https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/heller-predicts-kavanaugh-confirmation-to-supreme-court-despite-hiccup/ 
, @knowyourIXHey @DeanHeller, sexual assault is not a "little hiccup." It has lasting impact on survivors' lives that makes it, as you say, a little hard to "get off to the races." #StopKavanaugh
@KFILE:
GOP Sen. Dean Heller on a conference call: “We got a little hiccup here with the Kavanaugh nomination, we’ll get through this and we’ll get off to the races.”  https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/heller-predicts-kavanaugh-confirmation-to-supreme-court-despite-hiccup/ 
, @LOLGOPIt's probably a bad sign when your party has a pet name for sexual assault.
@mattmfm:
Good lord: in a call with big donors, Dean Heller referred to the credible accusation of sexual assault as a “little hiccup.”  https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/heller-predicts-kavanaugh-confirmation-to-supreme-court-despite-hiccup/ 
and 1 others
Heller predicts Kavanaugh confirmation to Supreme Court despite 'hiccup'

Republican Sen. Dean Heller is predicting that U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed to the nation’s highest court despite the “hiccup” of a recent allegation that the judge sex...

thenevadaindependent.com

an hour ago · @GlennKesslerWPNew #FactChecker --> Brett Kavanaugh’s unlikely story about Democrats’ stolen documents  https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/09/20/brett-kavanaughs-unlikely-story-about-democrats-stolen-documents/?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.3147192ce62f , @ThePlumLineGSA terrific, thorough examination of Kavanaugh's claim of no knowledge that Dem strategy documents had been stolen, from @rizzoTK. "Our review of all the records and testimony shows that Kavanaugh’s repeated pleas of ignorance warrant heavy skepticism."  https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/09/20/brett-kavanaughs-unlikely-story-about-democrats-stolen-documents/?utm_term=.85cd96388db6 , @froomkinWaPo gives three Pinocchios to Kavanaugh's waving off of Leahy's questions about his use of stolen Democratic memos. (Wouldn't it be nice if the headline said: Kavanaugh was deceptive when... )  https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/09/20/brett-kavanaughs-unlikely-story-about-democrats-stolen-documents/?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.906f3fc7deb7 , @paulkrugmanOnce upon a time, catching a Supreme Court nominee in a pretty obvious lie, at the same time he's being credibly accused of other deceptions, would probably have been disqualifying and certainly led to a pause. But this is the modern GOP  https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/09/20/brett-kavanaughs-unlikely-story-about-democrats-stolen-documents/?utm_term=.73379191cb44  and 3 others
Brett Kavanaugh’s unlikely story about Democrats’ stolen documents

As a White House lawyer, Kavanaugh received a ton of juicy information taken straight from Democrats' files. He says he never suspected his source was stealing it.

Washington Post

an hour ago · @seanagnewOh.
@NPR:
A former classmate of Christine Blasey Ford tells NPR she doesn't know if an alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh took place as she first suggested on social media.  https://n.pr/2QLyZzO 
, @nataliejohnsonnThe worst part of this interview is the classmate saying she felt “empowered” asserting that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted Ford when really she had no idea whether or not it happened.  https://n.pr/2QLyZzO , @baseballcrankThanks. I think that clarification came out after I'd finalized my piece.
@kerpen:
@NRO @baseballcrank Also, King subsequently clarified the rumor was an incident involving boys from Gerogetown Prep - but not Kavanaugh specifically.  https://www.npr.org/2018/09/20/649787076/kavanaugh-accuser-classmate-that-it-happened-or-not-i-have-no-idea  pic.twitter.com/Zw8v7IhbrN
, @TeachyLol wut?
@NPR:
"In my post, I was empowered and I was sure it probably did [happen]," she says. "I had no idea that I would now have to go to the specifics and defend it before 50 cable channels."  https://n.pr/2QLyZzO 
and 9 others
'That It Happened Or Not, I Have No Idea'

After saying on social media that the incident "did happen," a former classmate of Christine Blasey Ford tells NPR she does not have first-hand knowledge of it.

NPR.org

an hour ago · @RakeshKochharA majority of Americans see little difference between men and women on a range of leadership qualities, but among those who do see a difference, women are viewed as stronger than men on most qualities , @kim_c_parkerDo men and women have different leadership styles? A majority of Americans say yes, but most who see a difference say neither gender has a better overall approach , @RuthIgielnikNEW: A majority of Americans say there are too few women in leadership in business and politics today, but there are wide gender and party gaps , @jmhorowitz78NEW: A majority of Americans would like to see more women in leadership positions in business and politics, but many are skeptical that there will ever be gender parity in these areas. and 3 others
How Americans View Women Leaders in Politics and Business

A majority of Americans would like to see more women in top leadership positions in business and politics, but many are skeptical there will ever be gender parity in these areas. Views about the state...

Pew Research Center’s Social & Demographic Trends Project

an hour ago · @brujeff77Kim Asks For 2nd Summit With Trump, Promises Swift Surrender Of Nuclear Arsenal | Zero Hedge  https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-09-20/pompeo-north-korea-will-surrender-nukes-end-trumps-term 
Kim Asks For 2nd Summit With Trump, Promises Swift Surrender Of Nuclear Arsenal

Still, many observers have their doubts...

Zero Hedge

an hour ago · @xan_desanctisKavanaugh’s supporters can best defend his character by seeking the truth, not by minimizing the gravity of sexual assault. Conservatives should never diminish the importance of protecting women from abuse. My response today @NRO to @DennisPrager’s latest:  https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/09/brett-kavanaugh-allegations-dennis-prager-comments-wrong/ , @robbysoaveThis was a very good and very necessary answer to that terrible Dennis Prager column about Kavanaugh
@xan_desanctis:
Kavanaugh’s supporters can best defend his character by seeking the truth, not by minimizing the gravity of sexual assault. Conservatives should never diminish the importance of protecting women from abuse. My response today @NRO to @DennisPrager’s latest:  https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/09/brett-kavanaugh-allegations-dennis-prager-comments-wrong/ 
, @ryanegormanHonestly, the Dennis Prager piece was disgraceful. This is an excellent rebuttal by @xan_desanctis.
@NRO:
Kavanaugh’s supporters can best defend his character by seeking the truth, not by diminishing the significance of sexual assault.  http://bit.ly/2QIDQlD  via @xan_desanctis pic.twitter.com/BTp0s4Bm3e
, @ChristineEmbaSome sense.
@xan_desanctis:
Kavanaugh’s supporters can best defend his character by seeking the truth, not by minimizing the gravity of sexual assault. Conservatives should never diminish the importance of protecting women from abuse. My response today @NRO to @DennisPrager’s latest:  https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/09/brett-kavanaugh-allegations-dennis-prager-comments-wrong/ 
and 2 others
The Kavanaugh Allegations Should Be Confronted, Not Ignored

Kavanaugh’s supporters should defend his character by seeking the truth, not by diminishing the wrong of sexual assault.

National Review

an hour ago · @UgoTalksAlotIt’s not the rain Rochas. It’s you.
@Busty_zainab:
‘I Don’t Know If Rainfall In Imo Is Acidic, It Has Destroyed All Roads’ – Okorocha  http://dlvr.it/Qkjznv  pic.twitter.com/4yjiq6ZAjy
, @Sirkastiq😂😂😂 but somehow missed the statues. Plis Rochas Plis.
@Busty_zainab:
‘I Don’t Know If Rainfall In Imo Is Acidic, It Has Destroyed All Roads’ – Okorocha  http://dlvr.it/Qkjznv  pic.twitter.com/4yjiq6ZAjy
, @Jollz#Iberiberism
@Busty_zainab:
‘I Don’t Know If Rainfall In Imo Is Acidic, It Has Destroyed All Roads’ – Okorocha  http://dlvr.it/Qkjznv  pic.twitter.com/4yjiq6ZAjy
, @Emeks18😂😂😂😂😂 Rochas has no equals when it comes to Iberiberism. He coined the term himself even.
@Busty_zainab:
‘I Don’t Know If Rainfall In Imo Is Acidic, It Has Destroyed All Roads’ – Okorocha  http://dlvr.it/Qkjznv  pic.twitter.com/4yjiq6ZAjy
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‘I Don’t Know If Rainfall In Imo Is Acidic, It Has Destroyed All Roads’ – Okorocha

Governor Rochas Okorocha, has lamented the high rate of damages rainfall in Imo State has caused his

Wadup

an hour ago · @skydog811Plan or Act? The Journey, Season 2, Episode 3  https://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/plan-or-act-the-journey-season-2-episode-3/ , @jeffbullasPlan or Act? The Journey, Season 2, Episode 3 , @thefollowhqPlan or Act? The Journey, Season 2, Episode 3  https://ift.tt/2MN64II  and @RuralMediaMrktPlan or Act? The Journey, Season 2, Episode 3
Plan or Act? The Journey, Season 2, Episode 3

The Journey, Season 2, Ep 3: The marketing team is challenged to launch early, and a website redesign appears to be way behind schedule. Watch how Michael pushes his team to take action.

Social Media Examiner

2 hours ago · @iykimoGood
@PremiumTimesng:
EXCLUSIVE: AGF Malami hires American firms to plant pro-Buhari op-ed in U.S. papers  https://goo.gl/mnTVaA 
, @ishakaaWhat’s wrong with that?
@PremiumTimesng:
EXCLUSIVE: AGF Malami hires American firms to plant pro-Buhari op-ed in U.S. papers  http://dlvr.it/QknpDN 
, @adeyanjudejiEXCLUSIVE: AGF Malami hires American firms to plant pro-Buhari op-ed in U.S. papers  http://dlvr.it/QknpDN , @PremiumTimesngEXCLUSIVE: AGF Malami hires American firms to plant pro-Buhari op-ed in U.S. papers  http://dlvr.it/QknpDN  and 3 others
AGF Malami hires American firms to plant pro-Buhari op-ed in U.S. papers

Justice Minister, Abubakar Malami, has hired two American lobbying and public relations firm to plant opinion article favourable to the President Muhammadu Buhari's administration in American newspape...

Premium Times Nigeria

2 hours ago · @MarkDiStefThis is OUTRAGEOUS.
@emilydugan:
Exclusive: This father was pinned to the floor naked and arrested by the Home Office in a raid triggered by a rogue DVLA tip-off. He was in Britain legally.  https://www.buzzfeed.com/emilydugan/man-arrested-naked-home-office-raid?utm_source=dynamic&utm_campaign=bfsharetwitter&utm_term=.pb1KMgq7R 
, @TomNamakoA Father Was Arrested And Pinned To The Ground Naked In His Home By Immigration Officers Acting On A False Tip-Off  https://www.buzzfeed.com/emilydugan/man-arrested-naked-home-office-raid?utm_source=dynamic&utm_campaign=bfsharetwitter&utm_term=.lfxpdVlN4 , @PDariganThis is disgusting, and everyone complicit in it should be ashamed. Strong piece Emily - Sometimes sharing individual experiences of the ‘hostile environment’ policies is the only way to go beyond the stats to understand what it really means.
@emilydugan:
Exclusive: This father was pinned to the floor naked and arrested by the Home Office in a raid triggered by a rogue DVLA tip-off. He was in Britain legally.  https://www.buzzfeed.com/emilydugan/man-arrested-naked-home-office-raid?utm_source=dynamic&utm_campaign=bfsharetwitter&utm_term=.pb1KMgq7R 
, @BuzzFeedUKTapiwa’s case reveals the human cost of the information sharing created by the government's “hostile environment” policy. While it is shocking, it is unlikely to be a one-off. Read the full story here  https://www.buzzfeed.com/emilydugan/man-arrested-naked-home-office-raid?bftwuk&utm_term=4ldqpgm#4ldqpgm  and 1 others
A Father Was Arrested And Pinned To The Ground Naked In His Home By Immigration Officers Acting On A False Tip-Off

Tapiwa Matukutire, who was living in the UK legally with his British wife and child when his home was raided, was pinned down and handcuffed while his toddler was left unattended.

BuzzFeed

2 hours ago · @JajaPhDWait a minute. What????
@PremiumTimesng:
Two dead, four wounded as another Nigerian soldier commits suicide  https://goo.gl/jm5ET9 
, @OukwuaniIf you are supporting the current administration for a second term, I do not know what to say about you. The depth of mismanagement in all areas of government is criminal.
@PremiumTimesng:
Two dead, four wounded as another Nigerian soldier commits suicide  https://goo.gl/jm5ET9 
, @knightofdeltaFirst soldiers spend N300 to buy duvet from IDP camp to keep themselves warm at night. Now, they are committing suicide. Who did we offend? 😢
@PremiumTimesng:
Two dead, four wounded as another Nigerian soldier commits suicide  https://goo.gl/jm5ET9 
and @segalink😞😞😞😞
@PremiumTimesng:
Two dead, four wounded as another Nigerian soldier commits suicide  https://goo.gl/jm5ET9 
Two dead, four wounded as another Nigerian soldier commits suicide

Adegor Okpako, a staff sergeant attached to 192 Battalion in Gwoza, killed himself at about 2:50 p.m. Wednesday, PREMIUM TIMES learnt from military sources.

Premium Times Nigeria

2 hours ago · @YinkaWritesNo one seems to know how large shipping containers carrying $104 million in bank notes went missing in Liberia  http://qz.com/africa/1396746/  via @qzafrica, @qzShipping containers carrying $104 million in bank notes have gone missing in Liberia  http://bit.ly/2Ddlsi3 , @UyiDm2Probably on it’s way to Apapa.
@qz:
Shipping containers carrying $104 million in bank notes have gone missing in Liberia  http://bit.ly/2Ddlsi3 
, @unkyokaThis is a dangerous situation for Weah, validating the major fear of his presidency, namely that he would be easily outmaneuvered by the bad elements in his government:  https://qz.com/africa/1396746/george-weah-liberia-loses-containers-with-104-million-bank-notes-cash/  and 1 others
Shipping containers carrying $104 million in bank notes have gone missing in Liberia

The missing bank notes are the equivalent of 5% of Liberia’s gross domestic product

Quartz Africa

2 hours ago · @GlennFAh, the Well Known Person among His Peers Clearly Mistaken for an Unknown and Nonexistent Other Person intellectual argument.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/is-there-a-kavanaugh-doppelganger/2018/09/18/88418f52-bb86-11e8-a8aa-860695e7f3fc_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.9eaff1186b1d , @scalziSo, we're actually at the "It wasn't Kavanaugh, it was his DASTARDLY EVIL TWIN" stage of things? This is where we are? Opinion | Is there a Kavanaugh doppelganger?  https://wapo.st/2QJ3Ywm?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.68385d313cb4 , @thehighsignA paper as good as the @washingtonpost should be ashamed to have published this dazzlingly stupid column speculating, w/ 0 evidence, that Kavanaugh has...an evil doppelgänger?  https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/is-there-a-kavanaugh-doppelganger/2018/09/18/88418f52-bb86-11e8-a8aa-860695e7f3fc_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.e4027c73a3ae , @BeschizzaCome, friendly meteors, rain on us  https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/is-there-a-kavanaugh-doppelganger/2018/09/18/88418f52-bb86-11e8-a8aa-860695e7f3fc_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.abc45e68efac  and 5 others
Is there a Kavanaugh doppelganger?

In a case without evidence, witnesses or corroboration, mistaken identity would be a welcome resolution.

Washington Post

2 hours ago · @sfrostenson"We’re in the midst of that self-mythologizing, magical moment for O’Rourke" writes .@ClareMalone. Texas is one of our "tipping-point" Senate races, so it'll be interesting to see how far Beto's brand can take him:  https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/beto-orourke-is-crafting-his-own-mythology/ , @ABCIf Beto O’Rourke wants to beat Ted Cruz, he’s got to woo those in the state who are likely to vote and who say they haven’t made up their minds. @FiveThirtyEight breaks down his path forward: , @NateSilver538I'm not sure if I'm long or short on the Beto bubble:  https://53eig.ht/2QGhSPY , @538politics.@BetoORourke vs. @tedcruz “feels a little like the high school cool kid is running against the Latin Club’s uber nerd for U.S. Senate in Texas”  https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/beto-orourke-is-crafting-his-own-mythology/  and 1 others
Beto O’Rourke Is Crafting His Own Mythology

The Texas congressman challenging Ted Cruz for his Senate seat is taking full advantage of his chance to make a first impression.

FiveThirtyEight

3 hours ago · @kerpenGiven the vagueness of the accusation, total exoneration seems to me a metaphysical impossibility short of the accuser recanting. But I've heard the same confident claims privately. I don't get it.
@elianayjohnson:
But three people who have spoke to Whelan and Federalist Society’s Leonard Leo in recent days say they are “100 percent confident” they’ve obtained information that will exonerate Kavanaugh -  https://www.politico.com/story/2018/09/20/kavanaugh-confirmation-allegations-rumors-830725 
, @mattyglesiasI can think of a lot of good reasons a factually innocent person might fear an FBI investigation, but if I were *100% confident* that I had evidence that would exonerate me, I would welcome one.
@elianayjohnson:
But three people who have spoke to Whelan and Federalist Society’s Leonard Leo in recent days say they are “100 percent confident” they’ve obtained information that will exonerate Kavanaugh -  https://www.politico.com/story/2018/09/20/kavanaugh-confirmation-allegations-rumors-830725 
, @EsotericCDI fear Ed Whelan is overpromising significantly, letting his personal emotions as a long-time friend of Kavanaugh's carry him away (which is extremely unusual for Whelan, normally a very controlled person). I cannot *possibly* see how a negative can be definitively proven.
@elianayjohnson:
But three people who have spoke to Whelan and Federalist Society’s Leonard Leo in recent days say they are “100 percent confident” they’ve obtained information that will exonerate Kavanaugh -  https://www.politico.com/story/2018/09/20/kavanaugh-confirmation-allegations-rumors-830725 
, @jbarroYou’d think they would release such information if they have it.
@elianayjohnson:
But three people who have spoke to Whelan and Federalist Society’s Leonard Leo in recent days say they are “100 percent confident” they’ve obtained information that will exonerate Kavanaugh -  https://www.politico.com/story/2018/09/20/kavanaugh-confirmation-allegations-rumors-830725 
and 2 others
Kavanaugh saga sets Washington rumor mill on fire

Activists, reporters, and White House officials are consumed with a barrage of rumors, hearsay and tantalizing tips about a Supreme Court nominee and his accuser.

POLITICO

3 hours ago · @adagamovПетя Верзилов уникальный человек: талантливый, смелый, очень порядочный, умница каких мало, гениальный арт-продюсер. Дай бог ему здоровья и долгих лет жизни. Он еще вам покажет!
@sssmirnov:
Наш очень важный текст. Почитайте  https://zona.media/article/2018/09/20/petr 
, @ymashaСтрашновато было читать про Петю. Я начинаю кипешивать, когда чувствую, что в организме что-то идёт не так, могу только представить, как жутко ему было, когда появились симптомы отравления — потеря зрения, сбивающееся дыхание, конвульсии. Бедный котик  https://zona.media/article/2018/09/20/petr , @Pakhtusovaочень все это, конечно, надоело  https://zona.media/article/2018/09/20/petr , @eskovorodaСобрали по максимуму, что Петя Верзилов делал три дня перед отравлением (спойлер: бесконечно покупал еду в Прайме), и как его после акции на ЧМ пасли оперативники и испортили ему компьютеры  https://zona.media/article/2018/09/20/petr  and 7 others
Что случилось с Петром Верзиловым. Хронология и версии

После транспортировки из Москвы в Берлин состояние Петра Верзилова улучшилось. Врачи немецкой клиники «Шаритэ» говорят, ...

Медиазона

3 hours ago · @nytopinionConservatives who attend church have more moderate views than secular ones on issues like race, immigration and identity, says @emilyekins  https://nyti.ms/2DlzmOS , @jadler1969This should not be a surprising claim
@nytopinion:
Conservatives who attend church have more moderate views than secular ones on issues like race, immigration and identity, says @emilyekins  https://nyti.ms/2DlzmOS 
, @Nolan_McI have a somewhat different interpretation of these data: non-religious voters who have liberal positions on race, immigration, or nationalism are unlikely to be Trump supporters.  https://nyti.ms/2De9x3u , @MatthewJFranckInteresting but not surprising findings here. But it’s certainly not “conservative” to be anti-immigrant, obsessed with white “identity,” or racist.  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/19/opinion/liberalism-religious-right.html  and 4 others
The Liberalism of the Religious Right

Conservatives who attend church have more moderate views than secular conservatives on issues like race, immigration and identity.

www.nytimes.com

3 hours ago · @ChuckLane1In other news: the world may actually not be going to hell in a handbasket.
@davidmwessel:
Percentage of world pop in extreme poverty (<$1.90/day) 1990: 36% 2015: 10% East Asia incl China 1990: 62% 2015: 2% Sub-Saharan Africa 1990: 54% 2015: 41% source: World Bank  https://www.wsj.com/articles/world-poverty-falls-below-750-million-report-says-1537366273  via @WSJ
, @BennSteilPoverty rate in East Asia has fallen from 62% in 1990 to 2%.  https://www.wsj.com/articles/world-poverty-falls-below-750-million-report-says-1537366273 , @GlennThrushMost unreported story in the world
@davidmwessel:
Percentage of world pop in extreme poverty (<$1.90/day) 1990: 36% 2015: 10% East Asia incl China 1990: 62% 2015: 2% Sub-Saharan Africa 1990: 54% 2015: 41% source: World Bank  https://www.wsj.com/articles/world-poverty-falls-below-750-million-report-says-1537366273  via @WSJ
and @lindayuehIn 1990, ~1 billion living in extreme poverty were in East Asia, but now 47 million, 62% to 2% poverty rate; S Asia: 216 million from >500m, 47% to 12%; Sub-Saharan Africa: 54% to 41% but number of people in extreme poverty now >400m from 278m in 1990.  https://www.wsj.com/articles/world-poverty-falls-below-750-million-report-says-1537366273 
World Poverty Falls Below 750 Million, Report Says

The global population living in extreme poverty has fallen below 750 million for the first time since the World Bank began collecting global statistics in 1990, a decline of more than 1 billion people...

WSJ

3 hours ago · @edyong209Octopuses, despite their very different brains, seem to respond to ecstasy in a similar way to humans and rodents--by becoming more sociable.  https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/09/octopuses-on-ecstasy-prefer-each-other-to-chewbacca/570763/ , @EDocetcc @BioTay
@edyong209:
Octopuses, despite their very different brains, seem to respond to ecstasy in a similar way to humans and rodents--by becoming more sociable.  https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/09/octopuses-on-ecstasy-prefer-each-other-to-chewbacca/570763/ 
, @rachgutman.@edyong209 writes on what happens when you get octophigh  https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/09/octopuses-on-ecstasy-prefer-each-other-to-chewbacca/570763/ , @jason_pontin.@edyong209 is the best.
@pbump:
God, how many times does this article need to be written?  https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/09/octopuses-on-ecstasy-prefer-each-other-to-chewbacca/570763/ 
and 1 others
Octopuses on Ecstasy Prefer One Another to Chewbacca

Despite their wacky brains, these intelligent animals seem to respond to the drug in a very similar way to humans.

The Atlantic

3 hours ago · @BowyerDamian😲
@BBCWorld:
Rugby World Cup: Cover up your tattoos in Japan, players told  https://bbc.in/2Nt4C3m 
, @BBCNewsRugby World Cup: Cover up your tattoos in Japan, players told  https://bbc.in/2DfMipI , @BBCWorldRugby World Cup: Cover up your tattoos in Japan, players told  https://bbc.in/2Nt4C3m  and @chilkoBBC News - Rugby World Cup: Cover up your tattoos in Japan, players told  https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-45586210 
Rugby stars told to hide tattoos in Japan

World Rugby has warned that body ink is associated with gangsters in Japan, host of the 2019 World Cup.

BBC News

3 hours ago · @hbarraToday @Walmart announced they'll be deploying #OculusGo headsets to stores nationwide as part of their continued efforts to innovate employee training—this initiative will deliver @STRIVRlabs VR training to over 1 million associates for the first time  https://blog.walmart.com/innovation/20180920/how-vr-is-transforming-the-way-we-train-associates , @ID_AA_CarmackI consider the power of a VR environment to let you (almost make you) focus on the task at hand as one of the principle, but underrated advantages.
@hbarra:
Today @Walmart announced they'll be deploying #OculusGo headsets to stores nationwide as part of their continued efforts to innovate employee training—this initiative will deliver @STRIVRlabs VR training to over 1 million associates for the first time  https://blog.walmart.com/innovation/20180920/how-vr-is-transforming-the-way-we-train-associates 
, @kentbyeOne of the killer apps for VR is training, & Walmart is going on all in buying 17k Oculus Go headsets to start doing distributed immersive training. ICYMI, here's an interview with @STRIVRlabs chief scientist talking about the neuroscience of VR training:  http://voicesofvr.com/595-the-neuroscience-of-vr-training-with-strivrs-michael-casale/ 
@hbarra:
Today @Walmart announced they'll be deploying #OculusGo headsets to stores nationwide as part of their continued efforts to innovate employee training—this initiative will deliver @STRIVRlabs VR training to over 1 million associates for the first time  https://blog.walmart.com/innovation/20180920/how-vr-is-transforming-the-way-we-train-associates 
and @georgevaldesThis is big news for enterprise VR.
@hbarra:
Today @Walmart announced they'll be deploying #OculusGo headsets to stores nationwide as part of their continued efforts to innovate employee training—this initiative will deliver @STRIVRlabs VR training to over 1 million associates for the first time  https://blog.walmart.com/innovation/20180920/how-vr-is-transforming-the-way-we-train-associates 
How VR is Transforming the Way We Train Associates

VR tech has taken everything from journalism to pro football quarterback training to the next level. And last year, Walmart introduced VR to the world of employee training and development by using…

blog.walmart.com

3 hours ago · @RonBrownsteinDuring the initial "year of the woman" in 1992, Democrats nominated 70 women for House. This time, it's 183 and more than one-third are women of color, per Rutgers Center on American Women and Politics #KavanaughConfirmation #ChristineBlaseyFord
@TheAtlantic:
Backlash to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh could help elect an unprecedented number of minority women to offices around the country, @RonBrownstein writes:  http://on.theatln.tc/qpn2mje 
, @TheAtlanticBacklash to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh could help elect an unprecedented number of minority women to offices around the country, @RonBrownstein writes:  http://on.theatln.tc/qpn2mje , @nora_kelly"... that could mean more influence than ever inside the party for minority women, just as one of their own—Senator Kamala Harris of California—eyes a bid for the party’s 2020 presidential nomination."  https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/09/brett-kavanaugh-trump-midterms-women-of-color/570727  and @fizapirani“We are telling a new story to the country about women of color: We are the least represented and the most progressive, and this is our year,” Democratic activist Aimee Allison says. New from @RonBrownstein:  https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/09/brett-kavanaugh-trump-midterms-women-of-color/570727/?utm_source=twb 
The Year of the Woman of Color

Backlash to the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh could help elect an unprecedented number of minority women to offices around the country.

The Atlantic

3 hours ago · @BrookingsInstMilwaukee’s Degree Project promised up to $12,000 in college tuition for qualifying high school students. So why didn’t it work?  https://brook.gs/2ODuW7r , @n_arnostiOnly 21% of students met main performance requirements of Milwaukee’s free college program (GPA, attendance, graduating on time). This limited the program’s overall impact. #FreeCollege
@n_arnosti:
Does free college work? Interesting study of Milwaukee pilot program finds that performance requirements may seem politically & fiscally smart, but they severely limit benefits for the most disadvantaged.  https://brook.gs/2pkcSUQ  via @BrookingsInst @douglasnharris pic.twitter.com/5LtMMYxL8y
, @davidmwesselResults of small-scale RCT on free college in Milwaukee — hopes for benefits did not emerge.  https://brook.gs/2pkcSUQ  via @BrookingsInst, @crampellMilwaukee program that promised up to $12k in college tuition to qualifying high school students had no effect on whether they went directly to college; may have slightly increased persistence and graduation in 2-year colleges, though not in 4-year schools  https://brook.gs/2pkcSUQ  and 1 others
The promise of free college (and its potential pitfalls)

A new study looks at the effectiveness of a program similar to many free college proposals.

Brookings

3 hours ago · @Kaizen__8Straight from the play book of the Soviet Union. What next? Gulags? Marine Le Pen Must Undergo Psychiatric Evaluation, French Court Rules | Zero Hedge  https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-09-20/marine-le-pen-must-undergo-psychiatric-evaluation-french-court-rules  and @cintsxvOnly in Europe. The problem with Europe is 2 many Europeans.
@CoryGroshek:
Saul Alinsky would be proud: "...the court is treating Le Pen as if being conservative is a mental illness."  https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-09-20/marine-le-pen-must-undergo-psychiatric-evaluation-french-court-rules 
Marine Le Pen Must Undergo Psychiatric Evaluation, French Court Rules

Being conservative is now considered a mental illness in France

Zero Hedge

EU must end new petrol and diesel car sales by 2030 to meet climate targets – report

Automotive industry risks blowing its carbon budget within 10 years without drastic change, analysis shows

Guardian

4 hours ago · @afalliMy latest @qzafrica article on innovation. Note that quartz are identifying some top innovators. Follow the hash tag #QZAfricaInnovators2018
@qzafrica:
How to develop an innovation culture in the African corporate environment, by @afalli #QZAfricaInnovators2018  https://qz.com/africa/1386993/  via @qzafrica
and @AustinYugoExcellent read from @afalli  https://qz.com/africa/1386993/1386993/amp/?__twitter_impression=true 
How to develop an innovation culture in the African corporate environment

Business model innovation is perhaps the most important but unsung type of innovation available to Africans

Quartz Africa

5 hours ago · @PeacePipernew plaque #stopthechildren -> Scott Morrison rejects AMA plea to bring children from Nauru to Australia  https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/sep/20/scott-morrison-rejects-ama-plea-to-bring-children-from-nauru-to-australia?CMP=share_btn_tw , @simonahacas morrison works on his “daggy dad” persona, you don’t have to look far to find that the brutal regime he implemented which uses children as political pawns.
@lenoretaylor:
Scott Morrison rejects AMA plea to bring children from Nauru to Australia  https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/sep/20/scott-morrison-rejects-ama-plea-to-bring-children-from-nauru-to-australia?CMP=share_btn_tw 
, @manjusriiActual medical doctors who, like, studied medicine: there’s a humanitarian emergency requiring our urgent intervention Gov: No, no. This is about border protection #auspol  https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/sep/20/scott-morrison-rejects-ama-plea-to-bring-children-from-nauru-to-australia?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other  and @andrewjgilesHow does effecting medical transfers weaken the policy? That’s a nonsense. Why can’t he listen to the doctors and keep these kids safe?
@murpharoo:
Scott Morrison rejects AMA plea to bring children from Nauru to Australia, saying he won't soften border protection policy  https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/sep/20/scott-morrison-rejects-ama-plea-to-bring-children-from-nauru-to-australia?CMP=share_btn_tw  #auspol
Scott Morrison rejects AMA plea to bring children from Nauru to Australia

Prime minister rebuffs letter as no confidence motion against Peter Dutton fails by one vote

Guardian

5 hours ago · @buygoldpanamaNew EU Copyright Law Could Force Online Platforms To Ban Memes Across Europe  https://ift.tt/2xsnDc0  #Investing, @AlertTradeNew EU Copyright Law Could Force Online Platforms To Ban Memes Across Europe , @zerohedgeNew EU Copyright Law Could Force Online Platforms To Ban Memes Across Europe  https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-09-18/new-eu-digital-copyright-law-could-force-online-platforms-ban-memes-across-europe , @b2byookayNew EU Copyright Law Could Force Online Platforms To Ban Memes Across Europe and 1 others
New EU Copyright Law Could Force Online Platforms To Ban Memes Across Europe

This image has been redacted due to violating Article 13 of the EU Copyright Directive.

Zero Hedge

5 hours ago · @continettiJobless claims fall again to reach new 49-year low of 201,000  https://on.mktw.net/2NuG4XT , @JamesPPinkertonJobless claims fall again to reach new 49-year low of 201,000  https://on.mktw.net/2NuG4XT , @prestonjbyrneBest economy in a half-century.  https://www.marketwatch.com/story/jobless-claims-fall-again-to-fresh-49-year-low-of-201000-2018-09-20 , @MarketWatchFirst-time unemployment claims reach new 49-year low  https://on.mktw.net/2NpOakh  and 2 others
Jobless claims fall again to reach new 49-year low of 201,000

The number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits in mid-September fell to a fresh 49-year low, more proof that a growing labor shortage and surging economy have given workers greater job ...

MarketWatch

7 hours ago · @IanDuntWait is he power-stancing?
@SarahLudford:
This totally exposes the hypocrisy & dishonesty of the ‘take back control’ myth. British consumers are far more in control of their rights eg to safe food under the protection of EU law than if thrown to the ‘deregulation’ fanatic Brexiter wolves  http://uk.businessinsider.com/liam-fox-trade-deal-scrap-european-union-food-standards-after-brexit-2018-9?r=US&IR=T 
, @jamesrbukThis would essentially sink all but the hardest of Brexits, so this would mark a *huge* political decision, made by the back door. Exactly what opponents of these powers warned of.
@adampayne26:
Exclusive: Liam Fox is plotting to scrap EU food standards using controversial Henry the 8th powers, multiple sources have said.  http://uk.businessinsider.com/liam-fox-trade-deal-scrap-european-union-food-standards-after-brexit-2018-9?r=US&IR=T 
, @CarolineLucasIf true @LiamFox has misled Parliament & public. He explicitly denied he would use these undemocratic powers to scrap vital food safety and environmental protections. No one voted for chlorine-washed chicken and hormone-fed beef. We need a #PeoplesVote.  http://uk.businessinsider.com/liam-fox-trade-deal-scrap-european-union-food-standards-after-brexit-2018-9?r=US&IR=T , @adampayne26Exclusive: Liam Fox is plotting to scrap EU food standards using controversial Henry the 8th powers, multiple sources have said.  http://uk.businessinsider.com/liam-fox-trade-deal-scrap-european-union-food-standards-after-brexit-2018-9?r=US&IR=T  and 1 others
Liam Fox is plotting to scrap EU food standards to win a Brexit trade deal with Trump

Exclusive: Trade secretary Liam Fox wants to use government powers to scrap European food standards in a key piece of Brexit legislation, according to...

Business Insider

7 hours ago · @HrishiTomarInside Facebook Dating, launching today first in Colombia , @JoshConstineFacebook Dating launches today, and I got a deep behind-the-scenes look at how it was built and why  https://tcrn.ch/2ppNUDy , @MattNavarraFacebook Dating launches today... But only for users in Colombia  https://tcrn.ch/2plSzGm , @RMAjayiInside Facebook Dating, launching today first in Colombia and 1 others
Inside Facebook Dating, launching today first in Colombia

Does deeper data produce perfect matches? Facebook is finally ready to find out, starting today with a country-wide test in Colombia of its Dating feature. It’s centered around an algorithm-powered ho...

TechCrunch

8 hours ago · @BBCNewsbeatJames Bond @007 has a new director #Bond25  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-45586462 , @88factorWe moooove o! We move!
@BBCNews:
Bond is back (on) Cary Fukunaga named as director of next 007 film  http://bbc.in/2Npwgy5  pic.twitter.com/Zykteitd7p
, @NerdEfikoOh wow
@BBCNews:
Bond is back (on) Cary Fukunaga named as director of next 007 film  http://bbc.in/2Npwgy5  pic.twitter.com/Zykteitd7p
and @utibe_😏
@BBCNews:
Bond is back (on) Cary Fukunaga named as director of next 007 film  http://bbc.in/2Npwgy5  pic.twitter.com/Zykteitd7p
Cary Fukunaga to direct next James Bond

The Beasts of No Nation director is replacing Danny Boyle as the new 007 director.

BBC News

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