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James Palmer
Deputy editor . Author of Bloody White Baron, The Death of Mao, and upcoming Heaven's Empires. Married to . DC, ex-Beijng. He/him.
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Foreign Policy 1h
"Terrified and shocked, we wondered if Lebanon was at war." was watching Netflix in her West Beirut home when, suddenly, a rumbling followed by a strong blast of wind tossed her to the opposite side of the room. Her dispatch:
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Naomi Kritzer 10m
Adding to this: she's fine, and did an interview. She is a doctor and checked on the injured nearby after the explosion.
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it was very clearly a 'Saudi prince' story with the names searched and replaced
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hey remember when Jeffrey Sachs scurried off Twitter after being questioned about Xinjiang and his habit of writing effusive forwards for Huawei? just thinking of that for some reason today.
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James Palmer 2h
I once showed staff at GT imperial Japanese propaganda from the south sea islands and they almost universally identified it as PRC propaganda about minorities.
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Replying to @Pasha_Spider
RESPECT MY ARTISTIC VISION
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James Palmer 2h
Replying to @BeijingPalmer
the last is how you heal.
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James Palmer 3h
making a Sacred Band action video game where the buttons map to 'Spear,' 'Shield,' 'Leap' and 'Kiss Boyfriend'
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I just feel this is parent energy in general, not specific to her? like, forwarding SNL sketches with 'have you seen this! SO FUNNY!' is definitely a standard boomer move
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James Palmer 3h
'Rasputin' was extremely popular in Mongolia when I was there in the early 2000s, and I can vividly remember it blaring from speakers outside the Bogd Khan's palace (now a museum) for no particular reason ...
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Galar Regional Medical Director 3h
For the record this is the guy, his bio on the site self-describes him as a 'dirbag', who wrote this piece about how a female comedian becoming more popular than his friends is basically fascism:
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Sasho Todorov 3h
Replying to @BeijingPalmer
On this front I'd wager that real world clustering (same people talking to and hiring at the same parties the same friends from the same schools) is probably the biggest driver of the intellectual isolation and myopia problem.
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James Palmer 3h
'This DHS 'intelligence report' appears to just be a Wikipedia printout'
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Replying to @MenshevikM
she also does a lot more than this, this is just the bit that she got mega-famous for!
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Replying to @MenshevikM
I think this really underestimates her talent; it's the body language and framing that make it funny, not just the lip synching.
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Replying to @profmusgrave
me, reading a description of m1 and m2: I understand this now me five minutes later: money printer go brr?
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Jacobin 4h
Enforcement of public drinking laws has been lax during the pandemic. But we can't go back to the status quo when the virus lets up. We need to end the criminalization of public drinking.
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