From the great @JamesFallows re #HelsinkiSummit
"Those who could do something are the 51 #Republican senators and 236 Republican representatives who have the power to hold hearings, issue subpoenas, pass resolutions of censure, guarantee the integrity..."
[MORE]
[CONT 2]
"...of Robert #MuellerInvestigation , condemn the past #Russian election interference, shore up protections against the next assault, & in general defend their country rather than the damaged & defective man who is now its president.
[MORE]
[CONT 3]
"For 18 mos, membs of this party have averted their eyes frm #Trump rather than disturb the Trump elements amng their constituency or disrupt the party’s agenda on tax cuts & the #SCOTUS . They already bear responsibility for what Trump has done to his office.
[MORE]
[CONT 4]
"But with every hour that elapses after this shocking performance in #Helsinki without #Republicans doing anything, the more deeply they are stained by this dark moment in American leadership."
theatlantic.com/international/…

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Oct 3, 2018
The @WHO DG @DrTedros addressed @UN Security Council today abt #Ebola in #DRCongo. Highlights:
"First, the security situation. Even when I was in Beni at the beginning of the outbreak, there was an attack just 15 kms frm the town. Since then there has been an increase.."
[MORE]
[2]
"...in the frequency & intensity of attacks by armed groups in very close vicinity to Beni. These include a full-scale attack on the #DRC armed forces base on 24Aug, ambushes on MONUSCO on Sept 3 & 9, a rocket explosion in the centre of Beni on Sept11 & an..."
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"...indiscriminate attack on Beni town just 10 dys ago, Sept22.
As a result of the most recent attacks, which killed 21 people, our operations were in lockdown for several dys. But when we’re in lockdown, you know
#Ebola is not. Ebola gets an advantage."
[MORE]
Read 8 tweets
Oct 3, 2018
The 11 take-home messages from @nytimes massive investigation of #Trump Family wealth:
1.) The Trumps’ tax maneuvers show a pattern of deception,
2.) Donald Trump began reaping wealth from his father’s real estate empire as a toddler
[cont.2]
3.) That ‘small loan’ of $1 million was actually at least $60.7 million — much of it never repaid
4.) Fred Trump wove a safety net that rescued his son from one bad bet after another
5.) The Trumps turned an $11 million loan debt into a legally questionable tax write-off
[cont3]
6.) Father and son set out to create the myth of a self-made billionaire
7.) Donald Trump tried to change his ailing father’s will, setting off a family reckoning
8.) The Trumps created a company that siphoned cash from the empire
Read 5 tweets
Sep 19, 2018
New @OXFAM rpt "Prescription for Poverty" - how pharmaceutical cos hide their profits & pay off politicians to let it all happen: "result of using accounting tricks to deliberately shift profits from where they are actually earned to tax havens."
[MORE]
oxfamilibrary.openrepository.com/bitstream/hand…
2.) OXFAM: "@pfizer , @Merck & @AbbottGlobal are among the 20 US corporations with the greatest number of subsidiaries in tax havens; Johnson & Johnson is not far behind. All four were among the US corporations with the most money stashed overseas." untaxed.
[MORE]
3.) OXFAM: "at end of 2016, these 4 companies held $352 billion offshore.
Pharma 'profit-shifting' may = 'domiciling' a patent or rights to its brand not where drug was actually developed or where firm is HQ'ed, but
in a tax haven...presence may be as little as a mailbox."
[MORE]
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Sep 11, 2018
On 9/11 there are a few things I need to underscore.
1.) It came as no surprise to New Yorkers that #AlQaeda was responsible. I interviewed people as I made my way to Ground Zero that morning and EVERY one knew who was responsible.
[more]
To see much more, including photos: lgarrett.squarespace.com/i-heard-the-si…
and laurigarrett.com
[MORE]
2.) There are many reasons why the Twin Towers collapsed, architecturally. But overlooked were the huge number of computer servers. In 2001 there was no secure cloud storage, and floor after floor were filled with hot data towers.
[more]
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Sep 7, 2018
STOP whatever you're doing and watch this LIVE:
cbsnews.com/news/barack-ob…
@BarackObama stops his silence and is coming out slugging, max eloquence, "to restore some sanity to our politics."
Obama: "We know that #climatechange isn't just coming -- it's here."
"We can't just put walls up all around America. Walls don't keep out threats like terrorism or disease."
Obama: "I am here to tell you that even if you don't agree with me...even if you are an Evangelical...You should still want to see a restoration of honesty and decency and lawfulness in our government."
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Aug 21, 2018
Measles cases hit record high in the Europe

Over 41,000 children & adults in European region have been
infected w/#measles in the first 6 mos, 2018 -- far exceeds the 12-mo totals reported for every other year this decade. 37 dead.

euro.who.int/en/media-centr…>
Meanwhile, in the UK:
Between July2017 & June2018 just under 1000 cases of #measles in Britain, vs 531 cases for the whole of 2016.
There have been 760 cases in the 1st 6 mos of 2018 in the UK, versus 187 in the last half of 2017.
mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/r…
and in UK: "Measles had virtually been eradicated in Britain before confidence in
the MMR #vaccine collapsed in the late 1990s after now-discredited Dr
Andrew Wakefield wrongly claimed the #measles, #mumps, and #rubella jab
was linked to autism."
mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/r…
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