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18 Jan
@GaswayServices never known a company to be so incompetent
Boiler packs up on Friday so called out, as part of the HA cover, guy comes out and the boiler needs 3 new parts and told that he will order them and be back on Monday and left 2 tiny little fan heaters,...
For a single mum of 3 kids, 11, 9, and 5, in a 3 bedroom house.
The heaters are costing on avrage £10 a day to run.

So Monday comes around ant the promise of a @GaswayServices engineer coming with parts to fix it passes and after 3rd phone call to @GaswayServices.
To be told that no engineer was coming and that not only was one not coming but that a parts hadn't been orderd but a work sheet hadn't even been raised

So now another engineer is coming out Tomorrow, so that's another £10, to look at it as nothing was noted about what parts
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18 Jan
The president has continued to tell advisers and allies he really won the election, with less than 48 hours to go before he leaves office. On the current GOP rift, the president's anger is with every Republican who voted for impeachment but singular for McCarthy, aides say.
Associates who've spoken with Trump say he's used the same vulgarity he used about Pence to describe McCarthy, saying he bowed to pressure with his House floor speech.
McCarthy did NOT support impeachment, but that’s hasn’t mattered to the president, according to people who spoke with him.
Read 3 tweets
18 Jan
Ok, so here we go. This is a thread and I'm not numbering them. I have been thinking about this for a while, and when @BeautyHeathen read me to filth, this is the first thing that came to my head...and when she said that maybe I already knew what it was, I think this is what
that means. I'm killing two channels, Rox Reacts and MetRox en Español. I am going to take all the content I already started working on for those channels and add them to Aviddiva and MetRox. I am testing other things to see what might work and what will not, not just for you
all but for me. It is no secret that I have been miserable with commentary for the last year. There are tons of other things I want to focus on and the reality is that although I have all the receipts for the videos I'm working on now, it has become increasingly difficult to
Read 9 tweets
18 Jan
THREAD:
I’m aware that lockdown sceptics such as @toadmeister and Lord Sumption have taken a lot of flack lately. Whilst you may not agree with them, personally I absolutely support their right to question if lockdowns are the right approach in suppressing the spread of SARS-CoV2
Some may recall that Toby Young recently appeared on Newsnight and admitted he “got it wrong” when acknowledging that there is allegedly a so-called “second wave” of Covid currently sweeping the nation. But, I don’t think he did. Here’s why...
Nobody has ever explained the phenomenon of influenza almost completely disappearing in 2020 and this Winter. Check out this graph, taken from @WHO regarding influenza infections in 2019 vs 2020.
I want to suggest there are three things occurring that are not being talked about. Image
Read 11 tweets
18 Jan
Kind of enjoying the segment of “conservatives” saying that “liberals” need to ease up and seek unity and stop calling out and shunning Trump supporters or else it’s going to harden their hearts.

Or else .. what? How, exactly, could you get any worse?
/1
/2 You won’t cooperate with governance? You never did and you were never going to. Someone might get violent? You already did or, charitably, incited it and then minimized it. You’ll get more hostile, more racist, more extremist? I don’t think you’re that creative.
/3 In short, “stop pointing out I’m shitty or I will get shittier” does not move me. Image
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18 Jan
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On this #MLKDay, we pay homage to the original Black Panthers, the 761st Tank Battalion who liberated more than 30 towns and villages during WWII. Image
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Formed in April of 1942 at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana, the 761st was among a number of all-black units with white leaders formed within a segregated US military.

With 593 black enlisted men & 36 black officers but white company CDRs the 761st was designated for Europe Image
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The 761st, a separate battalion of M4 Sherman medium tanks, trained hard in Louisiana, despite facing segregation and racism both on post and off.

The battalion called itself the Black Panthers & developed an aggressive identity around its motto: “Come out fighting.” Image
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18 Jan
MLK Day gives me mixed feelings. When he lived, MLK was hated by most Americans. That hatred may have been seeded in white resentment, but it grew as Dr. King focused his attention on our unjust economic system & started marching with workers, joining them on strike lines. 1/
Today, we see major corporations like McDonalds, Walmart, Amazon, Uber, etc. produce million dollar ad campaigns celebrating Dr. King. If he were alive, he would be in the marches and rallies continuing to protest with the workers these companies exploit. 2/
He’s celebrated for racial harmony. However, he saw economic injustice as the engine that drove the racial injustice he fought so hard against. He condemned “the tragic inequalities of an economic system which takes necessities from the masses to give luxuries to the classes.” 3/
Read 13 tweets
18 Jan
“As is normal for military support to large security events, the Department will vet National Guardsmen who are in Washington, DC. While we have no intelligence indicating an insider threat, we are leaving no stone unturned in securing the Capitol.” - A/SD Chris Miller
“This type of vetting often takes place by law enforcement for significant security events. However, in this case the scope of military participation is unique.”
“The D.C. National Guard is also providing additional training to service members as they arrive in D.C. that if they see or hear something that is not appropriate, they should report it to their chain of command.”
Read 4 tweets
18 Jan
Inauguration is one of those times that federal Washington and local D.C. collide head on, though never so much as this year. Our team at @wamu885news and @DCist has been relentlessly focused on the second half of that equation....
On a bright, cold Saturday, we found a scene that onlookers described as “surreal” and “post-apocalyptic.” One ANC commissioner estimated that troops outnumbered residents five to one. dcist.com/story/21/01/16… ImageImageImage
Residents in the militarized zone described how their lives have been ensnared by the security apparatus. “With the bridges closing out of Virginia, it feels like it’s just us, and the whole world is watching.” dcist.com/story/21/01/17… ImageImageImage
Read 11 tweets
18 Jan
After the 1998 Sonny Bono Copyright Act extended copyright by 20 years, putting existing public domain works back into copyright, we endured a two-decade-long public domain drought. That ended in 2018, and since then, each Jan 1 is a new public domain day.

1/ Image
This year's public domain day was a doozy, with a flood of works from the 1925 entering the public domain, including vast swathes of the Harlem Rernaissance and F Scott Fitzgerald's classic Gilded Age/coming-of-age novel The Great Gatsby.

pluralistic.net/2020/12/16/fra…

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It's only been weeks and yet there have already been a slew of Gatsby remixes: whimsical, serious, trenchant. You'd be hard pressed to find a better fit for our day - a tale of grifting and impending collapse amidst grotesque inequality.

bnet.substack.com/p/the-greater-…

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18 Jan
PEDIATRIC HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS: @BannerHealth has shared their pediatric #COVID19 admission data with me across Arizona.

The numbers show that January will likely have 6X the number of admissions than October. (projected) Image
“Symptoms in children are generally more mild than in adults and almost all pediatric patients can recover and be discharged, but the trend we are seeing with more pediatric COVID-19 patients is concerning," Banner tells me.
Banners children’s hospitals do have capacity for children.

A pediatric doctor at Banner Desert has seen kids on ventilators, ECMO.

They also have seen MIS-C across Arizona and there's concerns of the long-term impacts on kids.
Read 7 tweets
18 Jan
After having a Twitter message convo with @dominicad on prioritization and "saying no," I want to share a few thoughts. So, here is a thread - TLDR; Prioritization is (also) about knowing why the highest priority CAN'T be done.
1/ AFTER the YES'S have been decided, there is a need to decide out of those "YES" what order do we start them. I pick the top 3 candidates and get them positioned on this trilemma. The goal is to find reasons for and against starting being successful against its peer options. Image
2/ So the process I use is described in this image. The goal is to determine why whilst we NEED to do all three, some are easier/prudent than others to start next. Easier/prudent meaning, there are reasons for and against starting sooner rather than later. Image
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