Nick Brumfield@NickJBrumfieldResearcher on #Yemen | BA @ohiou, MA @ccasgu | Co-founder @expatalachians | Tweets about #MENA, #Appalachia, and what I'm reading DC / Mid-Ohio Valley Joined July 2017
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Houthi drone attack on the convoy of GoY Defense Minister Daari, Chief of Staff Bin Aziz, & Ta'iz Governor Shamsan in Ta'iz Governorate. Not sure who's alive, who's dead yet. This is a huge escalation. They need to stop gathering like they're not at war. almasdaronline.com/articles/271476
Erin Reed @ErinInTheMorn19 hours ago
We are firmly in the land of trans adults being targeted. I have watched in recent weeks as bills have shifted to targeting trans adult insurance, incarcerated trans adults, clinics that provide care to trans adults, and more. vice.com/en/article/qjv…
the 5th black eyed pea @chutainz19 hours ago
The latest research shows upzoning/deregulation leading to a 0.8% increase in housing supply over 3-9 years.
An effective ban on short-term rentals could accomplish a greater supply increase much sooner.
#YIMBY where will you focus your efforts?
The entire movie is him arriving just in time to watch Russian dissidents die from polonium-210 poisoning twitter.com/DanKaszeta/sta…
Sarah Mukasa @mukasa_saraha day ago
What’s been truly heartening in this Anti Homosexuality Bill saga, is the Ugandans from all walks of life risking all to stand in solidarity with LGBTIQ+ communities. The ‘Munno mu kabi’ (friend in need) spirit is unbreakable. That’s the Uganda I know & love.
Marie Lamensch @MarieLamensch842 days ago
Waow. This was done at the request of the Indian government, apparently. "Twitter has blocked the accounts of several high-profile Canadians — including NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and poet Rupi Kaur — from internet users in India." cbc.ca/news/canada/br…
So much of my energy as a child was spent convincing my mother not to sell our house. In a turbulent early life, it was my anchor. Even today, it anchors our family unit. Ppl who treat housing as this fungible commodity instead of as a place ppl make their lives are so weird. twitter.com/DanImmergluck/…
Lara Friedman @LaraFriedmanDCa month ago
The Jewish diaspora is today criticizing Israel in terms that arguably “demonize” it (fascist, racist), single it out (ie, don’t equally criticize other govts), & challenge Israelis’ right to self-determination in democratic elections. 1/
This isn't going to work, because this has never been about principles with these folks, but I enjoy that they're making this argument anyway twitter.com/VICE/status/16…
Just found out today we have to pay per page if we want to print more than a 15 page document because HP is now a printer ink subscription service company instead of a printer company and we don't buy the subscription
@BaptoHammer "Non-denominational," also known as "the most aggressively Protestant church in town."
"[According to Somalis], the primary motivating event for the rise in piracy was illegal overfishing & illegal toxic waste dumping. This devastated fishing & removed a significant source of livelihood for coastal communities. The “pirates” assembled as a volunteer coastguard."
"Central in growing [shipping] costs are the rising rates of insurance for ships In 2010...the cost of a binder for vessels transiting the Gulf of Aden reached $20,000 per voyage, excluding injury, liability, and ransom coverage... a 40-fold jump in cost from 2007-2008."
The [Suez] Canal...currently draws more than 20,000 ships into the Gulf of Aden every year, [constituting] 95% of European member states’ trade by volume. [One scholar] asserts that the Gulf of Aden “is one of the most, if not the most, traveled sea routes in the world.”
Blackstone reiterates the exceptional status of the pirate, stating “[The pirate] has renounced all the benefits of society and government, & has reduced himself afresh to the savage state of nature, by declaring war against all mankind, all mankind must declare war against him."
"2000 years ago Cicero placed the pirate outside of normal law—in the complicated position of a criminal beyond criminality. Long predating any conception of human rights, Roman statesmen conceived the pirate outside of the human by virtue of the threat they posed to humanity."
Your periodic reminder that it's illegal to post footage of Russian prisoners of war
Eve Harms @EveHarmsWrites15 hours ago
Very bad news. The Internet Archive is basically the only organization dedicated to holistically preserving all forms of human knowledge, culture, and history while making it available and accessible for the average person. If they go down the loss will be immeasurable. twitter.com/PublishersWkly…
Idk what this was about, but I do know lives were saved today twitter.com/PopBase/status…
The common man's inflation tracker, the Beefy 5-Layer Burrito is now over $5 twitter.com/NickJBrumfield…
Alex Sammon @alex_sammon2 days ago
Crazy that Biden tacking hard to the right on immigration, arctic drilling, and crime coincides with an immediate cratering of his approval rating. twitter.com/LisaMascaro/st…
depths of wikipedia @depthsofwiki20 hours ago
citogenesis has been a thing for a long time. wikipedia even keeps a list of incidents! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia…
A-100 gecs @PinstripeBungle19 hours ago
it seemed pretty normal when I was inside it but now that I'm out its really wild how the US immigration system- and particularly the State Department's visa issuance- can not just screw up your life, but it doesn't even have to explain to anybody why it did so.
Erin Reed @ErinInTheMorn20 hours ago
The United States House of Representatives has just passed the "Parents Bill Of Rights" 213-208.
It is the first national bill that targets transgender youth.
It contains provisions that forcibly out them to their parents, forces teachers to misgender them.
Brandon @blgtylr24 hours ago
Sanderson cooked that journalist so thoroughly that this might actually put an end to the profile industrial complex. 💀
Ali Al-Sakani | علي السكني @Alsakaniali18 hours ago
Houthi Intelligence Security detained social media activist Ali al-Qadhi al-Sayaghi today in Ibb city over his participation in the funeral of Hamdi Abdulrazaq "Al-Makahl" yesterday, local sources told me.
Ed Burmila @edburmila22 hours ago
Florida is making everyone in education audition before a political commissar and the NYT and WSJ are instead trying to turn Stanford law students being mean to a Trump judge into America's free speech crisis, makes you wonder what David Leonhardt think is important!!11!!
Arbella Bet-Shlimon @abshlimon17 hours ago
Hi. Jabra Ibrahim Jabra, born to a Syriac family in Adana, grew up in Jerusalem in a neighborhood with Assyrian refugees from the Simele massacre and then married the grand-niece of Bakr Sidqi (the general who had carried out the massacre). Have a good afternoon
Yeah, can we get a Captain Kwong spin-off where it basically just follows him as a mid-level FEDRA bureaucrat around looking at how geopolitics and governance work in the post-apocalypse? @HBO