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raymondpert

@raymondpert@mastodon.cloud

I have traded the Musk for the Tusk. ☮️ 🇩🇰 🇹🇭 🇨🇦

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A #Thailand based adventurer inspired by | People | #Travel | #Nature | #SouthEastAsia | #GeoPolitics | #Tech | *NIX | #Slackware | #Aviation | #SocialJustice | #ภาษาไทย

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raymondpert, to Israel
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Israel strikes eastern Rafah as ceasefire talks end with no deal

> Israeli forces bombarded areas of on Thursday, Palestinian residents said, as Prime Minister dismissed U.S. President 's threat to withhold weapons from Israel if it assaults the southern city.
https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/us-warns-israel-that-rafah-invasion-will-jeopardise-weapons-supply-assault-2024-05-09/

raymondpert, to mastodon
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Mastodon and Peertube: EU closing up shop in Fediverse because nobody wants to run servers

> Pretty much exactly two years ago, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) started two services in the Fediverse as pilot projects: EU Voice, based on , and EU Video, based on , were supposed to be “alternative, privacy-friendly and user-focused” social media platforms for the institutions, bodies and offices.
https://netzpolitik.org/2024/mastodon-and-peertube-eu-closing-up-shop-in-fediverse-because-nobody-wants-to-run-servers/#netzpolitik-pw

raymondpert, to Aviation
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US Air Force awards $13 billion Doomsday plane contract to Sierra Nevada

> The U.S. Air Force said on Friday that it has awarded a $13 billion contract to Sierra Nevada Corp to develop a successor to the E-4B, known as the Doomsday plane due to its ability to survive a nuclear war. https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/us-air-force-awards-doomsday-plane-contract-sierra-nevada-2024-04-26/ #US #military #aviation #nuclearwar

raymondpert, to France
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France threatens new sanctions against West Bank settlers

> PARIS: is considering extending on Israeli settlers behind violence against Palestinian civilians in the occupied West Bank, President ’s office said he spoke with Jordan’s King Abdullah II.

> The two leaders “firmly condemned recent Israeli announcements about settlements” in the , “which are contrary to international law,” Macron’s office said in a statement
https://www.arabnews.com/node/2499561/world

raymondpert, to geopolitics
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Fed's preferred inflation gauge shows price pressures stayed elevated last month

> A measure of inflation closely tracked by the Federal Reserve remained uncomfortably high in March, likely reinforcing the Fed's reluctance to cut interest rates anytime soon and underscoring a burden for President 's re-election bid.
https://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/feds-preferred-inflation-gauge-shows-price-pressures-stayed-109688439

raymondpert, to random
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New North Korean propaganda poster depicts tank crushing South Koreans

> The poster is an almost identical copy of ones released in previous years, such as one from 2017 featuring a tank in the same position but with the words “economic development” and “nuclear weapon development” on treads crushing the words “sanctions” and “pressure.”
https://archive.is/2024.01.22-094633/https://www.nknews.org/2024/01/new-north-korean-propaganda-poster-depicts-tank-crushing-south-koreans/

“Let us destroy the U.S. imperialists and the clan of the Republic of Korea without mercy!” (미제와 대한민국족속들을 무자비하게 짓뭉개버리자!) | Image: KCNA (Jan. 21, 2024)

raymondpert, to ghost
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Newsletter platform #Ghost — a popular rival to the reigning #Substack — has confirmed it is joining the #fediverse later this year

> This means Ghost is joining the likes of #Mastodon, Instagram Threads, Wordpress, Flipboard, and others, in the "federated universe", containing decentralized social networks. Ghost's founder John O’Nolan explained in a post on Threads that users have been requesting federation,
https://mashable.com/article/ghost-fediverse-substack-mastodon-open-network #socialmedia

raymondpert, to VegetableGardening
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In Vietnam, farmers reduce methane emissions by changing how they grow rice

> Using less water and using a drone to fertilize are new techniques that Van is trying and hopes will help solve a paradox at the heart of growing : The finicky crop isn’t just vulnerable to climate change but also contributes uniquely to it.
https://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/vietnam-farmers-reduce-methane-emissions-changing-grow-rice-109515423

raymondpert, to Aviation
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#oldnews
Boeing whistleblower says 787 Dreamliner could 'fall apart' in midair

> Ahead of his testimony before the Senate Wednesday, #Boeing engineer #SamSalehpour gave an interview to NBC News once again sounding the alarm about issues he found with Boeing’s #787 Dreamliner plane. He alleges that the model has fuselage flaws that could cause it to rip apart mid-air due to problems with how the metal skin is affixed to the rest of the aircraft.
https://qz.com/boeing-whistleblower-787-dreamliner-unsafe-1851415569 #aviation

raymondpert, to australia
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Australia's Great Barrier Reef hit by record bleaching

> Australia's spectacular Great Barrier Reef is experiencing its worst event on record, the country's reef authority reported on Wednesday (Apr 17).

> Often dubbed the world's largest living structure, the Great Barrier Reef is a 2,300km-long expanse, home to a stunning array of biodiversity including more than 600 types of coral and 1,625 fish species.
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/world/australias-great-barrier-reef-hit-record-bleaching-4270881

raymondpert, to Venezuela
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Venezuela shuts Ecuador diplomatic missions over raid

> 's President said Tuesday he had ordered the closure of his country's diplomatic missions in after a raid on the Mexican embassy in Quito.

> Maduro said he had ordered "diplomatic personnel to return to Venezuela immediately... until international law is restored in Ecuador."
https://today.rtl.lu/news/world/a/2187274.html

raymondpert, to Russia
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Ukraine 'ran out' of missiles to defend key plant, Zelensky says

> was able to destroy a key power plant serving Kyiv because ran out of defensive missiles, President said on Tuesday.

> For three-and-a-half weeks, Russia has launched near continuous strikes on Ukraine's power grid, leaving over a million people without electricity.

https://archive.fo/2024.04.17-030647/https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/ukraine-ran-out-of-missiles-to-defend-key-plant-zelensky-says/article68072521.ece

raymondpert, to chicago
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- Customs and Border Protection officers in on Thursday seized a shipment from containing precursor and a cutting agent, the CBP announced Tuesday.

> A narcotics detection dog named Aldo helped CBP officers discover and detain 26 boxes of unknown powders that subsequent testing showed were 1,117 pounds of meth precursor and 225 pounds of cocaine cutting agent, agents said.
https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2024/04/16/China-meth-cocaine-chemicals-CBP-Chicago/2471713302210/

raymondpert, to random
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Former Abu Ghraib prisoner testifies about abuses as trial against U.S. military contractor begins

> Three former Iraqi detainees, who described being tortured by military police at prison in Iraq in the early 2000s, are finally getting their day in federal court as their trial against a Virginia contractor got underway this week.
https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2024/04/16/Abu-Ghraib-detainees-testify-trial-military-contractor/9611713303127/

raymondpert, to Canada
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#Canada budget woos young voters, asks rich to pay more

> The government of Canadian Prime Minister #JustinTrudeau on Tuesday unveiled a federal budget that seeks to woo young voters while asking the wealthy to pay higher taxes

> Trailing his main rival, conservative leader #PierrePoilievre, by more than 10 points, Trudeau must rally support from the millennials and Gen Z voters who propelled him to power in 2015
https://today.rtl.lu/news/business-and-tech/a/2187264.html #CDNpoli #CANpoli

raymondpert, to Israel
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Israeli strikes in Lebanon kill three including Hezbollah commander, sources say

> Israeli strikes in southern #Lebanon on Tuesday (Apr 16) killed three people including a #Hezbollah field commander, Lebanese security sources said, an uptick in violence after at least a week of relative calm in more than half a year of hostilities.
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/world/israeli-strikes-lebanon-kill-three-including-hezbollah-commander-sources-say-4270086 #Lebanon #Israel

raymondpert, to geopolitics
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A top Federal Reserve official opens door to keeping rates high for longer

> Vice Chair Philip Jefferson suggested that the central bank’s key rate may have to remain at its peak for a while to bring down persistently elevated
https://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/top-federal-reserve-official-opens-door-keeping-rates-109306077

raymondpert, to spain
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'Go home': Overtourism sparks backlash in Spain

> Anti-tourism movements are multiplying in #Spain, the world's second most visited country, prompting authorities to try and reconcile the interests of locals and the lucrative sector.

> Rallying under the slogan "The Canaries have a limit", a collective of groups on the archipelago off northwest Africa are planning a slew of protests on Saturday.
https://today.rtl.lu/news/business-and-tech/a/2187012.html #tourism

raymondpert, to Japan
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Nissan says it will make next-generation EV batteries by early 2029

> #Japan's legacy automakers have fallen behind newer rivals like America's Tesla and China's BYD in the emerging all-electric auto sector.

> But #Nissan, like other companies, sees a chance to catch up and perhaps leap ahead with a new kind of battery that promises to be more powerful, cheaper, safer and faster to charge than the lithium-ion #batteries in use today.
https://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/nissan-make-generation-ev-batteries-2028-109289417 #EV #ElectricVehicles

raymondpert, to iran
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Europe joins US in urging Israel to show restraint after Iranian attack

> Israel's European allies on Monday (Apr 15) urged the country to show restraint over #Iran's weekend missile and drone attack, calling on Israeli leaders to step away from "the edge of the cliff" of escalation in the Middle East.
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/world/israel-iran-europe-us-urge-restraint-over-drone-attack-4266386 #Israel

raymondpert, to iran
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Israeli military says it will respond to Iran’s attack

> A top Israeli military official says there will be a response to #Iran’s missile and drone attack on #Israel.
https://english.alarabiya.net/News/middle-east/2024/04/15/israeli-military-says-it-will-respond-to-iran-s-attack

raymondpert, to Israel
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US says Gaza aid 'increased dramatically,' as convoys proceed via new crossing

> Humanitarian aid getting into the has increased by a large amount in the last few days, White House National Security spokesman John Kirby said on Monday, adding the United States needs to see that aid continue.
https://www.timesofisrael.com/us-says-gaza-aid-increased-dramatically-as-convoys-proceed-via-new-crossing/

raymondpert, to australia
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Australian political staffer found to have committed rape in parliament

> An Australian judge ruled on Monday, April 15, that a conservative political staffer likely committed rape in parliament, a dramatic twist in a case that sparked national protests. The allegations first came to light through media reports in early 2021 and sparked nationwide protests and multiple damning investigations into #Australia's political culture https://www.lemonde.fr/en/international/article/2024/04/15/australian-political-staffer-found-to-have-committed-rape-in-parliament_6668433_4.html

raymondpert, to tesla
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Tesla lays off 14,000 or 10% of its workforce, reveals leaked email from Elon Musk

> has laid off at least 10 per cent or about 14,000 people from teams across the world, citing slowing sales and an attempt to improve efficiency. The news came to light after an internal memo from , leaked online
https://www.firstpost.com/tech/tesla-lays-off-14000-people-or-10-per-cent-of-its-workforce-reveals-leaked-email-from-elon-musk-13759861.html

raymondpert, to Russia
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Russia and China trade new copper disguised as scrap to skirt taxes, sanctions

> Russian Copper Company (RCC) and Chinese firms have avoided taxes and skirted the impact of Western sanctions by trading in new copper wire rod disguised as scrap, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
https://www.euractiv.com/section/china/news/russia-and-china-trade-new-copper-disguised-as-scrap-to-skirt-taxes-sanctions/

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