Disclaimer: I'm not sure I can vouch for the author of this video, but, I was thinking the same thing on this issue.
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"Investigators are working on the theory that the substance was in a discarded perfume bottle found by the couple in a park or elsewhere in Salisbury city centre and Sturgess sprayed novichok straight on to her skin, the source said."
lmao, wtf they're not even trying
tfw how it is guys yor out late picking wild bottles of perfume in the park and one of them turns out to be full of novichok
happens to the best of us guys we've all been there
Look, I only listened to a minute of that because I have a weak stomach for youtuber rhetoric, but she says something about how she thinks the goal of the cambridge analytica story is to push for some kind of international control over the internet. I'm quite happy to entertain the idea that the guy she's talking about is a fake - he seemed really off to me in the interview i watched when the story broke - but if her conclusions veer into NWO-style rightist paranoia I don't really care to listen to her for another 20 minutes. So can you summarise? I thank you.
I understand your distaste. I just have a curious tolerance of the whacky stuff sometimes. I think that writing CA off as snake oil misses at least part of something bigger. I'm going to make a decent list of the relevant details with links and get back to you.
and having read "the red line and the rat line" and some of his stories from then which connect the us geopolitical covert dots between syria and libya, I'm curious about the extent to which whatever the cia and state dept had planned for ukraine was occurring simultaneously with that
whenever the euromaidan shit broke out and especially once yanukovych was oustered obama seemed genuinely taken by surprise in speeches at the general course of events and I can't help but wonder to what extent libya and syria were a prelude, and/or to what extent did agency resources overlap
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their data is a little annoyingly formatted and isn't exactly what i want -- there is noise in there like engines for existing vehicles, total counts of missiles, etc. so i wrote some scripts to clean it up to what i actually thought was interesting.
so, here are counts of all the aircraft, ships, and armour vehicles actually delivered between each country, in 2016 and 2017.
the top 25 results:
United States -> Iraq 3833
United States -> Saudi Arabia 2257
United States -> Afghanistan 2167
United States -> UAE 1152
UAE -> Egypt 1012
United States -> Egypt 858
United States -> Mexico 824
Switzerland -> United States 748
France -> China 529
United States -> Canada 519
Russia -> India 500
China -> Pakistan 397
France -> Saudi Arabia 368
Russia -> Bangladesh 367
United States -> Morocco 365
Germany (FRG) -> Algeria 352
Turkey -> Saudi Arabia 350
Italy -> Brazil 314
United States -> Pakistan 282
Bulgaria -> Iraq 280
United States -> Jordan 266
Canada -> Unknown recipient(s) 260
Russia -> Algeria 257
United States -> Japan 231
Spain -> Iraq 231
pastebin of all arms (not just vehicles, e.g. includes 40,000 anti-tank missiles that Russia delivered to India): https://pastebin.com/db7gXfPe
pastebin of armour/aircraft/ships only: https://pastebin.com/MnND0BZc
i think i'm going to try putting this on a map in an interesting way and then maybe make a thread about it. i find the all arms numbers really fascinating even if they are misleading, 100 tanks is a lot more important than 10,000 missiles. the way SIPRI gets around this internally is by assigning every object a value ("trend indicator value") but they don't publish that except in aggregate.
every transaction they track is individually listed in their database though, with comments on almost everything, which lets one do all sorts of digging. incidentally if you are curious, the 260 vehicles Canada sold to "unknown recipient": "Designation uncertain; possibly from UAE production line; recipient possibly Egypt".
please note also my little number crunching script might have some huge bug in it and everything could be wrong.
The shading of each country is linked to where they get ships, aircraft, and armoured vehicles/tanks from. Some countries have fixed colours, and so wherever they exported heavy war materiel, their colour is transferred to the target country (or non-state entity), in the proportion of their imports coming from there.
The source countries/colours are:
- Some countries exported but didn't import, according to SIPRI data, so they needed colours of their own: Ukraine (orange), South Africa (cyan), Switzerland (yellow), Iran (magenta).
- Three countries are too important to not give colours to: USA (blue), Russia (red), China (green).
- All other countries started as black.
So (you probably already get this, but just to be clear) all the countries that didn't get a unique colour had a colour assigned to them by proportion of where they receive arms from. After one round of assigning colours, this is repeated, etc etc until the colours stabilize. This means, for example, if Chad gets tanks 100% from Brazil, and Brazil gets tanks 100% from Australia, and Australia .. etc all the way back to USA, eventually Chad will be 100% blue; if there are other proportions in the mix and a chain extends back to a different colour source, then that colour will bleed in.
(Interesting Note: if I didn't set unchangeable colours on them, the USA would be yellow (and so would most of the map), Russia would be orange (and so would the red bits), and China would be whatever USA's colour was, via France.)
So it's a little bit of a mess with this many colours, but it seemed dishonest to just arbitrarily say everything South Africa does is aligned with the US or Switzerland e.g.
To clarify some things that are hard to see, but seem uniquely interesting:
- Ukraine exported to Democratic Republic of the Congo (100% of their imports), Russia (100%), Thailand (76%), Venezuela (40%), and also less than 2% of the imports each of Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Senegal.
- Iran exported only to Syria. 22% of imports into Syria (the state) were from Iran.
- Switzerland exported to: Australia (8% of their imports), Canada (2%), Germany (78%), Ireland (50%), Jordan (1.4%), Malaysia (3%), Qatar (14%), Saudi Arabia (1.6%), USA (84%!)
- China exported to 30ish countries. 94% of imports to China were from France.
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Canadian immigration officials are using DNA testing and ancestry websites to try to establish the nationality of migrants, the Canada Border Services Agency said on Friday.
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-canada-using-dna-ancestry-websites-to-investigate-migrants/Canadian immigration officials are using DNA testing and ancestry websites to try to establish the nationality of migrants, the Canada Border Services Agency said on Friday.
having watched a few "human mail challenge" videos im starting to think that utuber Kill 'em FTW is trying to kill em, ftw
i just loaded that up and that guy makes the la beast look like a pinnacle of charisma and didn't even have the decency to get injured. why do these parents support their failed children like this