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Noah Rothman on Twitter: "Will do, right after we work a full day remotely, school the children, prepare every meal, keep the house reasonably clean, and preserve some lines of communication with friends and loved ones." / Twitter

The number of western monarch butterflies wintering along the California coast has plummeted precipitously to a record low, putting the orange-and-black insects closer to extinction

An annual winter count by the Xerces Society recorded fewer than 2,000 butterflies, a massive decline from the tens of thousands tallied in recent years and the millions that clustered in trees from Northern California’s Marin County to San Diego County in the south in the 1980s #environment

Congratulations to President Joe Biden on his inauguration and to the United States on the democratic transition of power. #Canada #Biden #UnitedStates

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German authorities have called in Wehrmacht troops to crush the outbreak of armed Jewish resistance in ghetto in Nazi-occupied Warsaw; in face of Jewish fighters equipped with pistols & burning bottles of gasoline, SS have fallen back.

RT Andrew Lawton
Re Sloan says he will sit as an independent MP and is urging his supporters to hold onto their Conservative memberships and attend the party's upcoming virtual convention.

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Re @razibkhan I see a fair bit of commentary on the day's public religiosity, and a bit of crowing from Catholic Democrats. But less a milestone than a moment to own the Catholic cons. #Democrats

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A fascinating twist in the immigration debate. Brexit Boris brings in 5 million Hong Kong Chinese.

Matt Ridley: "The UK will introduce a new visa at the end of January that will give 5.4 million Hong Kong residents - a staggering 70% of the territory's population - the right to come and live in the UK, and eventually become citizens." #Asia #Brexit #China #debate #Hong Kong #Immigratio..

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Anyone else starting to feel uneasy about the deficit this afternoon?

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RT Daniel Dale
This man facilitated the destruction of so many lives and relationships and is now like cool that was fun guys maybe check out my new podcast or whatever

Jesselyn Cook: Ron Watkins pulls the plug. This will be absolutely crushing to QAnon believers: #Podcast #Qanon

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Major QAnon boosters are moving on to the next grift, while the people who bought in are either in shock or moving the goalposts.


The GOP Must Choose Between Conspiracy and Reality

"But no matter what happens in [the impeachment] trial, the Republican Party faces a separate reckoning. Until last week, many party leaders and consultants thought they could preach the Constitution while winking at QAnon. They can’t. The GOP must reject conspiracy theories or be consumed by them. Now is the time to decide what this party is about." -- Senator

Alec Luhn on Twitter: "With its head @navalny now jailed @fbkinfo posts its biggest ever investigation into "Putin's palace" near Gelendzhik. Floorplans seem to suggest it's the biggest home in Russia, with wine cave, theater, gym, pool, "aquadisco" & hockey rink, & cost $1.35bn" / Twitter

The intriguing “slow news” site @tortoise asked me “What Did Trump Get Right?” On reflection, it was the simplest and sometimes the rudest things he said, that had a truth in them. #Trump

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We have now begun vaccinating over 70s and the clinically extremely vulnerable.

Vaccines are given to those most vulnerable to COVID-19 first. #UK

New News Aggregator Site: Put up your OWN ads with post. Revolutionary. ==>

1955: Ella Fitzgerald, her personal assistant Georgiana Henry, Illinois Jacquet, and Dizzy Gillespie share a jail cell for playing to an integrated audience.

Vegan Leather isn’t really vegan because it is made out of plastic, which comes from petroleum, a byproduct of ancient organisms.

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