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@PPathole  Most people have no idea Starship exists or how large this beast is! Body diameter (9m or 30 ft) is bigger than a 747 or A380. Starship thrust & mass are more than double Saturn V moon rocket. Making life multiplanetary means massive rockets. Got to be done.

Tokyo residents enjoyed the opening of the Summer Olympics, but many also voiced their opposition to Tokyo 2020, which started during a citywide state of emergency

$MAR #Marriott  International Inc. Cl A MAR - Embedded Expectations Analysis - 2021 07 21: Marriott International, Inc. (MAR:USA) currently trades above corporate averages relative to UAFRS-based (Uniform) earnings, with a 42.9x Uniform…#equity  #stocks 

One element about fighting is to be sure of yourself. When you are confident in yourself, you can handle any combat situation. I congratulate the indomitable officers that have completed their course at the UPDF School of Military Intelligence & Security in Migyera, Nakasongola.

Wall Street gained ground for the fourth straight session, pushing all three major U.S. stock indexes to record closing highs. Read more here:

Food delivery firm Zomato's shares surged in a stellar first listing of a local unicorn in India

2 weeks ago FDA and CDC issued a statement that booster vaccines won't be needed Today they've apparently changed their mind for "at least some Americans" (we still haven't seen the data) by @SharonLNYT 

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Nightclubs are a new battleground against Covid, but the young yearn for freedom


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First Case of #Lambda  Variant of Covid-19 Reported in Houston Hospital.

And there is no magic about the way the government creates the money it - and we - need. Parliament decides it wants to spend on something. It passes a law to authorise the spend, and the government then tells the Bank of England to pay the resulting bills.

This week I sponsored a 10-year moratorium on immigration until we can figure out how to put Americans first

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New @PHE_uk  report today: new data on reinfection for prior covid, risk of Delta ~1.5X that of Alpha, particularly if >6 months prior

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4 years ago I was in White House, today I have 1 million more Twitter followers than Donald Trump. Just sayin’. . . 🎤 😎😘

⛹️‍♂ #Tokyo2020  dancers performed a pictogram of Olympic sports during the #OpeningCeremony 🏄‍♀️

Me in 2009, the last time Congress increased the minimum wage to $7.25.   Me in 2021, when the federal minimum wage is STILL $7.25.   #RaiseTheWage  #12YearChallenge 

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JUST IN: China says it will counter-sanction former U.S. officials including Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross (via @onlyyoontv  )

The government gave some staff in the NHS a pay rise yesterday, and then said that the cost must come out of existing NHS budgets. It refused a pay rise to the police. It’s as if they’re saying there is a shortage of money. There isn’t. A thread’s needed to explain that…..

Israel says Pfizer vaccine effectiveness down to 39% *** $PFE


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Just published @NEJM  Vaccine protection against the Delta variant from >4,000 cases + comparison w/ Alpha, by @PHE_uk  —mRNA, 2-dose: 88% effectiveness vs *any* symptomatic infection —AZ, 2-dose: 67%

So when Wray said they followed procedures, he meant the “procedure” of doing whatever Trump White House Counsel told them to do. That’s misleading as hell.

This long-delayed answer confirms how badly we were spun by Director Wray and the FBI in the Kavanaugh background investigation and hearing.

Full test duration firing of 3 Raptors on Super Heavy Booster!

Empty stadiums. A resurgent virus. Angry voters. The Tokyo Olympics are turning into a nightmare for Japan’s leaders.

What persuaded our spooks that a future Israeli Govt. would not use the NSO database to blackmail a future Indian Govt.?

Dominic Cummings: “We didn’t say it (Turkey) was about to join (the EU), we said it was in the process of joining.”

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if Boris Johnson is worried about the "the continuing risk posed by nightclubs" wait til he finds out who re-opened them

That river of dark money also brought us climate denial, voter suppression and Court capture. It is poisonous stuff.