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Thomas Escritt @tomescritt Berlin, Germany

Reuters correspondent. Bedingungsloser Katzenevangelist. Erzählt Märchen. Magyarul is. RT=I signed up to this in blood over a pentagram at midnight

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@nolan_dan It's an authentically NER posture: all is decay, all is melancholy @nolan_dan If it’s anything close to his last motion picture work... https://t.co/wjL1geCBYq @BenCS13 @zatapatique "I'm afraid I can't find you a bishop for that date. Would an Imam do?" @the_langow wo eilst du so schlecht gelaunt hin? @lituainianach I could snitchtag you just by naming a certain mountain in eastern Anatolia @Metatone2 @JXB101 @Sime0nStylites Sorry no, you have just found incontrivertible proof of something or other. Ther… https://t.co/xVyEyT8gUZ @zatapatique @BenCS13 "Sorry, the Archbishop's diary is full. He can crown you next year?" @Metatone2 @JXB101 @Sime0nStylites Have you just committed a Data Journalism? @AnthonyBarnett @davidallengreen 100% that’ll be future historians’ standard framing of Brexit @AnthonyBarnett @davidallengreen This is from a book? Astute, would read.
10/20
2020
@PreachyPreach The one who'd be prepared to resort to brute force if it came to it? Certainly fits with his views on the GFA @PreachyPreach Does he, though? @GuyChazan And if the local official had simply chosen not to regard it as a sleight and handed over the certificate regardless..? @pbergsen Oh that 19th century spike was the rentier period when lots of post-Golden Age families just lived in the… https://t.co/49uJBkZWTM @pbergsen @thomasforth Presumably Dutch output was still being spent on defence, just by, err, someone else11/ Senior sources say the EU side stressed that they understood UK sensitivities around sovereignty, and that they… https://t.co/jz9tatc1ih
Retweeted by Thomas EscrittGot any signal up here? Nokia to build mobile network on the moon https://t.co/oYJHAckIx7 @bdtodorova I am strongly pro-Balkan @bdtodorova This is Satu Mare. (Pic stolen from whoever stole it on Reddit) https://t.co/CUeJedeiWH @bdtodorova Getting very strong Satu Mare vibes from it. And the mountains! @bdtodorova This is beautiful! Though it wouldn't work as well in the windswept, rainy North. What town, if that's not giving too much away? @daveg Yes, that's the book with lasting resonance, but even then his understanding of what he has lost is so narro… https://t.co/yVEonpvXJv @daveg I can't speak to his entire oeuvre, but Undgeduld des Herzens / Beware of Pity is definitely one of the wors… https://t.co/5RPAk7NL2j
10/19
2020
You, an intellectual: Actually it’s not called “Calvary”, its real name is “Golgotha”. Me: Weird hill to die on, but okay.
Retweeted by Thomas Escritt @Mr_Considerate @owenhatherley @pdkmitchell I just noticed that that last dense paragraph of run-on sentences that… https://t.co/ey6J3AU4ni @_paullay @thephilippics Like it’s some kind of imagined community? @thephilippics I honestly have no idea. Which of the various things happening in Europe? @thephilippics Eh? @owenhatherley @pdkmitchell It's certainly the only book review I've read at least once a year since it first appea… https://t.co/iuQ47Zoukv @pdkmitchell Nono, you put it far better @pdkmitchell Also, he didn’t like cats? Time machine and kill, tbqh @pdkmitchell I’d draw a distinction between the self-consciously hilarious takedown and an icily furious hatred-dum… https://t.co/Wl1jmOs6kF @johnb78 Wasn't Germany a lot more homgenous than Austria-Hungary? Other than some Poles, everyone spoke German, no? @flying_rodent It's not yet visible in the polling, but I'm hearing Aquitaine is having second thoughts. Any. Day. Now. @flying_rodent On balance, he mused, it is unlikely that Calais will rejoin the Union. But you never know @flying_rodent "If Scotland leaves the UK, it is doubtful it will return" - I'm not even sure what to do with this… https://t.co/GddPlvifcL @johnb78 Eh? Should they have sowed salt in the earth? I mean Germany has resurged since WWII and we're all broadly better off for it no?In fact I'm going to take this nuclear 🔥 take further and say "the U.S. is a very different place and the lessons aren't terribly relevant"?What about "New Zealand is a very different place and the lessons aren't terribly relevant"? @merkerivan I'm not even sure it's wrong, particularly. It's just that people always used to say that St. Jobs's gr… https://t.co/waO3s9DVM5The iPhone range with all its SEs XSs Pros and Maxs is almost as complicated as the Mac line-up at the end of the S… https://t.co/oWrjpYdmqpUnsere Media Fellow Judith Langowski @the_langow berichtet im @Tagesspiegel wie Farmarbeiter*innen in Kalifornien i… https://t.co/cCTqQtdKro
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10/18
2020
This really is remarkable. A credit rating agency, Moody's, citing "weakening" of British democracy as factor in ye… https://t.co/hAz37tPMvs
Retweeted by Thomas Escritt @ianbennettIOW @Ralph63321931 @Aiannucci If it isn't obvious: government debt is the savings of older and wealthier… https://t.co/K6KZcXNsTT
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10/17
2020
@TMOWilkinson Oh yeah that’s bad @cr_celab geculnek a gecikNEM NEM SOHA https://t.co/DdBBoztknjUnity of Christians. Against the Red Flood. (1948) https://t.co/cKYWsV3tD2
Retweeted by Thomas Escritt"He didn't say they will leave the negotiating table. So it's all just rhetoric. He didn't say they won't keep on t… https://t.co/1jMvqtASDMJohnson, striking noble pose on White Cliffs, jutting chin: "Very well. Alone." EU: EU GETTING READY FOR MORE TRAD… https://t.co/ftKqXbfwdy @charlie__ Moorish modernism https://t.co/ocB4SRBN1aNUCLEAR 🔥 TAKE https://t.co/iOH4ZmF7l5 @AndreiCzc Tbf, even that is more respectable as a philosophy of jurisprudence than "originalism", so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ @AndreiCzc My favourite Romanian judges story was when one of them issued a ruling that judges were entitled to a p… https://t.co/IbjA6qZNTd @charlie__ I wonder if anybody will ever find a way to liberate neo-Gothic. Could it be re-imagined as a generous,… https://t.co/zTKuOmfT5Z @charlie__ Kinda cool, no?? @duncanrobinson There still is! Would read that. @duncanrobinson Sorry! It got me thinking, which is what it was meant to do no? @duncanrobinson Hungary's needy neo-gothic parliament is an interesting one: it was built very late, even as in the… https://t.co/JzBYf8bnkhWhite House election race reaches streets of Tel Aviv https://t.co/YqUh4f0kVM @duncanrobinson This I can sign up to @duncanrobinson Had a thort https://t.co/YaQp4GUrEiThe answer - to integrate Brussels art deco with a very creative post-modernism, is a clever one. And an egg - a Eu… https://t.co/KdncB5ZiMBThe Council building is an interesting answer to a tricky problem: it has ot be distinctive to declare its high fun… https://t.co/4erqLJhEJ5 @duncanrobinson (I'm really fond of the Square de Meeus office building, for ex - a minor classic) @duncanrobinson But JL is just bog-standard 80s-90s office architecture, no? It's partly in the nature of Brussels,… https://t.co/vfmEfewihW @duncanrobinson I'm quite fond of the Council building. And the Berlaymont is iconic. The EU's buildings are very m… https://t.co/MoveTKIflBSpectacular fall colors around the world https://t.co/2XHKS0sbwV via @Reuters https://t.co/KCqtUWLAgp
10/16
2020
@APHClarkson Get back to me when the Elysee whisperer blocks you!I am *begging* you to read Chinese literature and consume Chinese media other than THE THREE-BODY PROJECT. Imagine… https://t.co/J6egsd5U3Q
Retweeted by Thomas Escritt @PreachyPreach "what I'm hearing"
10/15
2020
@johnlappin @dsquareddigest yeah, the specificity in attribution makes a big difference. @johnlappin @dsquareddigest "No government spokesman was willing to speak on the record, though a senior government… https://t.co/w3hxjrU0IZ @johnlappin @dsquareddigest Paraphrasing Is An Option.I don’t know what the right answer is but the government using the nation’s journalists as a distribution platform… https://t.co/Je8FB2t1rT
Retweeted by Thomas EscrittHow do you sustain civil society in the face of hostile governments? Activists in the post-Soviet world have been f… https://t.co/x7MvuodDde @bensoist1 Later on it will turn out that Germany Decides Everything and also that The City Will Always Thrive @owenhatherley Berlin decides everything @Mr_Considerate Berlin decides everything. Do you hear? EVERYTHINGHow can #CivilSocietyOrganisations & international donors react to the #ShrinkingSpaces in Central & Eastern Europe… https://t.co/EyF7M7L71m
Retweeted by Thomas Escritt!!! Maria Kolesnikova, the Belarusian opposition leader who ripped up her own passport to avoid being deported, ref… https://t.co/Yi10lmU9TD
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10/13
2020
It doesn't even taste especially nice. It's just really, really strong. *sips* @merkerivan From Fiume, right?So a Senator has just described the U.S. Supreme Court as the "best judicial system that has ever existed on Planet… https://t.co/3UcA5qqG4kMaybe this chart has something to do with the fact that in Finland, the average amount of data transferred per a SI… https://t.co/q25rzSG1lZ
Retweeted by Thomas Escritt @PreachyPreach Never read! Hard avoid? @PreachyPreach Leaving all that aside, I was quite surprised by how interestingly written the orginal trilogy is. I… https://t.co/jR0LwTmU5Q @PreachyPreach "Sorry 15-year-old daughter, you must marry this 80-year-old, because genetics demand it" @PreachyPreach (the worst ones in this respect are the Clarke Rama sequels that were ghostwritten by somebody or other) @PreachyPreach fembot Bliss and her thing for elderly philologists @PaulbernalUK @andraswf @katebevan @zsk so all they're really saying is she could retrain as a trireme captain? @PreachyPreach for no particular reason I'm rereading the original trilogy, and, err, arkady darrell?? @almostconverge @katebevan @PaulbernalUK @zsk sovetskii kibernetichki kombinat or something @katebevan @PaulbernalUK @zsk also, does anyone who knows 'cyber' call it cyber? @katebevan @PaulbernalUK @zsk Whenever it was run, it's a bit too "dreams aren't for the likes of you" for any time… https://t.co/UWbCWchk1W
10/12
2020
@jancienski @MKarnitschnig Definitely true. But the two points aren't unrelated: if there were more Ossis in the Fo… https://t.co/SUpCx0yzHL @MKarnitschnig Why are German diplomats so often aristocrats with long cascades of vons and zus to their name?
10/11
2020
Bed linens are best bought from (Please retweet for large sample size #FBZZ)
Retweeted by Thomas EscrittShockingly, with 10 votes cast, Ikea and Hema are running neck and neck. @Metatone2 the next tweet is a poll, which is a far more scientific approach; that's the one to retweet
10/10
2020

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