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Quite incredible. Unofficial Chinese police stations have been detected in the Netherlands, Hungary and now also in the US. What is this? Has elementary counterespionage collapsed in the West? What other countries host Chinese police stations? All?
This seems like a big fucking deal that no one has picked up on: The American Medical Association has amended their ethical guidance to say that post-Roe, doctors should put their patients' health & safety first, even if it means breaking the law
Bird went public last year at $2.1B via SPAC and is now worth $50M which is a -97% drop. SPACs were a weird bull market phenomenon where companies whose books weren't solid enough to IPO could still dump themselves on retail investors in public markets. SPACs and crypto were🤯
E-scooter company Bird trading at $0.24 a share after telling investors on Monday that its financial statements of the past 2.5 years "should no longer be relied upon" and there is "substantial doubt about the Company's ability to continue as a going concern" 🔥🧵 https://t.co/BSl2dmuqtQ
Alison Griswold @alisongriswold
Not sure this is getting the coverage it deseves
China also accepted the strong condemnation of Russia in the G-20 statement. Looks like there are limits to that partnership after all. https://t.co/VyQpVj8f2P
Daniel Fried @AmbDanFried
you KICK qatar? you kick their human rights practices like the football? oh! oh! jail for europe! jail for europe for Three Thousand Years!!!! https://t.co/lSeLetDgaO
FIFA chief Gianni Infantino hits out at Qatar criticism saying European countries should instead 'be apologising for the next 3,000 years' https://t.co/fNeUcY8Cuu
Rob Harris @RobHarris
If I were Taylor Swift, I would simply charge a market clearing price and donate the extra money to good causes.
I’ve accused the Biden admin of fucking up the politics of student debt relief in the past. This is very much not that.
A day after asking SCOTUS to allow it to implement student debt relief program, Biden admin today began notifying borrowers their applications were approved. "Your application is complete and approved, and we will discharge your approved debt if and when we prevail in court." https://t.co/Izz55hWDYl
Michael Stratford @mstratford
Trump’s efforts to abuse the regulatory process to dictate CNN coverage are a badly underrated free speech issue relative to the stuff you mostly hear complaints about from left and right.
Jeff Zucker was nearly fired from CNN back in 2017 as part of a thinly veiled deal with AT&T for the Trump White House to approve of the Time Warner merger https://t.co/Vq3C2uSxQd https://t.co/79Qa0lPFHi
Nick Field @nick_field90
When the other side does it, it’s easy to see that Mobilization Theory is dumb.
Ted Cruz on one of the reasons Democrats did better than expected: "They went hard left, they energized their base, they governed as left-wing lunatics, and their base showed up in big numbers."
David Weigel @daveweigel
It’s been a shame that we haven’t had access to these early-Covid tweets in a while where Trump kept falling over himself to praise Xi Jinping because he was trying to close a soybean sale.
One of the many great things about our just signed giant Trade Deal with China is that it will bring both the USA & China closer together in so many other ways. Terrific working with President Xi, a man who truly loves his country. Much more to come!
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
This is not a political statement, but a statement of fact. Russians can’t fight. The Soviets could fight. The Russians can’t. Ok, it kinda is a political statement.
#Russia is visually confirmed to have lost 1500 tanks since it launched its invasion of #Ukraine on February 24. https://t.co/G3O3xcjR7E
Thread about drone warfare.
1/ QUICK THREAD based on an interview in an article below with an operator of a Ukrainian heavy R-18 multirotor drone. Main points below: https://t.co/aQrVXJXuk5 https://t.co/SufrY2xjlz
Samuel Bendett @SamBendett