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... sometimes solving one problem begets another. #Igbo culture most laudably seems to be pushed by those in diaspora, as seen on the social media. However, 90% of what is shown is mainly #masquerading and #dances. Very beautiful. Moreover, there is need to emphasis other aspects
Like marriage, farming, food, poetry, arts & crafts, industry, commerce, architecture etc. There has been a great awakening; most nostalgia and sometimes, a relapse because one can't compete with global trends. Idolatry is on the increase pitched unto 'say' Omenala, our #culture.
African Traditional #Religion (ATR) especially as practiced by ndi Igbo was just a tip of the iceberg about their culture. It was the culture of a typical Igbo person not to go hungry, as such manliness, was measured by the number of yam tubers one had in his barn and other #farm
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A thread of key points from new book Shattering Inequities by Robin Avelar la Salle & Ruth S Johnson of @OrendaEd A must-read for anyone interested in #equity & #disadvantage in #education
E 1. Moral imperative. Every system is perfectly designed to get the results it gets. Every child deserves premium education that currently only some experience. Every educator has moral obligation to help most vulnerable students receive the best education available anywhere.
Equity Concepts: The Inevitability Assumption - mistaken belief that demographics determine destiny. The Normalisation of Failure - when lack of success of a group is tacitly accepted; failure is normalised in school culture.
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Ten #MMT tips to remember on #TaxDay:
1. Federal #taxes don't fund federal spending, so let's #decouple these two important tools.
2. Taxes offset #Government spending.
3. It's a matter of #logic: #dollars must be spent into existence (by the Gov) first, in order for us to use some of those $ to pay taxes
4. #Taxing for #revenue is for local states/municipalities, not the #sovereign issuer of the #currency.
5. Taxing excessive wealth protects #democracy from #Oligarchy and protects us from abusive market power
6. Taxing #pollution & #speculation to reduce such activities, not to "fund" #healthcare and #education.
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Wow, a real eyeopener‼️
Outstanding exposé👇by @HumanistReport #MikeFigueredo:
"#PeteButtigieg is No Progressive, But Cable News Wants You to Believe Otherwise"
(#Israel #WallStreet #Technocrat #Apathetic #Globalist #MilitaryIndustrialComplex)

#Tulsi2020
Pete Buttigieg Praised Israel After Gaza Massacre:
April 03, 2019

#PeteButtigieg #Israel #Palestine #Gaza #WarCrimes
commondreams.org/views/2019/04/… #Tulsi2020
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Stoked to announce @ZooKeys_Journal published our @BatumiRaptors data paper! It explains how our #citizenscience project monitors the autumn #migration of >1.000.000 #raptors in the Eastern Black Sea Flyway, and how to use our #openaccess data @GBIF/@NLBIF! - 1/n

#ornithology
Many #raptors migrate primarily by thermal #soaring. To do so they travel by day and avoid high mtns and open sea. This leads to spectacular raptor aggregations in overland #flyways. One of the world´s largest raptor flyways occurs along the eastern Black Sea coast in SW Georgia.
The Eastern Black Sea Flyway has its narrowest point just north of #Batumi, where the coast and Lesser Caucasus form a clear "bottleneck". The mtns are not extremely high but present a significant barrier for #raptors on #migration due to low and dense cloud cover. @BatumiRaptors
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What would National #SuicidePrevention Strategy for India look like:
1. We need to believe it is possible. With concerted effort China has dramatically reduced their suicide rates.
2. We need to implement evidence-based, low cost scalable solutions. They exist.
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3. Need different strategies for sub-groups. Same solution won't work for students, young women, rural/urban, farmers etc.
4. #suicideprevention is an #intersectoral issue. All solutions do not lie in #health sector; #education #employment, #media #agriculture also imp....2/n
5. Recognise India's suicide epidemiology is different from the West. M:F ratio is 1.5:1 here while it's 4:1 in West. So more women relatively. 50% of suicides impulsive with no mental illness 🇮🇳 while 80% have mental illness in West...3/n
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@realDonaldTrump ⚡️TELL IT LIKE IT IS:
Dems are holding out for an amendment to include a handful of additional provisions, including requiring the Dept of Housing & Urban Development to release block-grant funding & money to help #PuertoRico repair damaged water systems.
thehill.com/homenews/admin…
@realDonaldTrump 🚨Listen up America:

The Dem-led House is passing bills that advance voting rights, protect our #healthcare & defend against #ClimateChange.

McConnell & the GOP are BLOCKING ALL OF THEM in the Senate, so who's obstructing? #FlipTheSenate #ProtectOurCare
politi.co/2UacLgc
@realDonaldTrump 🚨Listen up America:

❗️Our President has lied to you ABOUT THE AIR WE BREATHE❗️

Yes, the FALSE HEADLINE was ADDED to a real World Health Org map. In this one metric, the USA comes in 7th, not the cleanest.

This is BANANA REPUBLIC-STYLE govt.
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A little thread, which I may come back to, for all those #technophobes who blame rise in #suicide on #socialmedia.

First: legit, what rise?
Second: The actual experts do not agree with you, and your fear-mongering is likely causing more harm than good.
cf. Thomas, K, and Gunnell, D. (2010). Suicide in England and Wales 1861–2007: a time-trends analysis. International Journal of Epidemiology, Volume 39, Issue 6, December 2010, Pages 1464–1475.
So, first the data, from #UK (above) and elsewhere (below).

Clearly if this epidemic was *caused* by a *single* factor it would permeate all societies with social media.

[Suicide Rates for Teens Aged 15–19 Years, by Sex — United States, 1975–2015, #USA]
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🕵Q's Army🕵

Do you #think #QsArmy is just a bunch of #people sitting at the #computer doing nothing?💻

Do you think #DigitalSoldiers are #stealing #valor?🎖

Do you think #QSoldiers are wasting their #time, not doing anything to #help?🕰

If so then please read #thread.
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The first thing you have to #understand is the #RippleEffect. When you find a #Fact, you share it. Now the #information has a starting point. #Everyone is a starting point for #someone.

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We call it #RedPilling. 💊
It can take a long time to find all the #facts. Hours of #digging.

#Imagine if you were being told #lies by the #news and no one was willing to take time out of their day to #find the #Truth. No #Opposition! No one watching [them].

#WeAreTheNewsNow. The protectors of truth.⤵
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To all: This is a thread of msgs I left in reply on a TW re: college loan forgiveness. To OP TW some said: trade school, take longer, work FT & do 2 courses @ time, etc. Below, in comments, was part of my replies using some of #mystory. #Twitter #work #school #loandebt #college
2/ Since I'm trying to create my own thread to keep msgs together, will add more detail. Born severely premature. Brain injury. CP, Scoliosis, Sciatica, learning disabilities. #Canadian #beginning #life #bio #prolouge #studentdebt #twitter #college
3/ Frm 5-25, was victim of long-term child abuse: sexual/physical, medical; beatings; emotional neglect, verbal & psychological torture, captivity, near rape a few times, & oral rape via family, educators, & strangers. #ChildAbuse #Twitter #Negect #Missing #ChildhoodSexualAbuse
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@BloombergQuint Yet another superficial analysis on #JammuKashmir. Experts who make the glib argument that people are frustrated and therefore taking to violence have not bothered to study any data. Here are some numbers (incl RBI data!) - how #JammuKashmir compares with the rest of India.
@BloombergQuint 1) India has far higher social spending in #JammuKashmir than rest of the country. Here are the RBI data on per capita spending on #health #education and overall #Development spending.
@BloombergQuint 2) #JammuKashmir has far more health infrastructure than rest of the country. This also translates into significantly better health outcomes as measured by indicators such as infant mortality and life expectancy. #KnowIndia
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Alright, round two! LIVESTREAM of panel on "Teaching Computer Science for All": helloworld.mit.edu/agendas/teach/…

#HappeningNow #CS4ALL #Education
Anant Agarwal opens by mentioning there are 1.4 million jobs in computing now and that our CS classrooms are PACKED
Agarwal mentions digital, modular education as a solution (eg edX which has 800 CS courses, and 1.5 unique million high schoolers enrolled!)
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#Migration
Part 1
Why People Migrate
People migrate for multifarious reasons.
In a nutshell – the various reasons for migration can be categorized into “Push Factors” and “Pull Factors”
Read on
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karve.wordpress.com/2019/02/21/mig…

#Immigration #Migrants #Travel #Blog
#Migration
Part 2
Flock Theory
Threshold Limits of Immigration to Maintain Demographic Equilibrium
karve.wordpress.com/2019/02/21/imm…

#Immigration #Migrants #Demography #Culture #Conflict #Violence #FlockTheory #Flock #Birds #Travel #FridayFeeling
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1/ The world is changing right in front of us; never before has change been as palpable. Most if it is being driven by technology which seems to be disrupting each and every domain. The obsession with technology driving progress to the exclusion of everything else is a bane.
2/ While it isn't a good idea to ignore technology, especially those that actually improve human life and condition, including those that make decisions faster and more accurate and those that make life safer and longer, one-sided technology growth will do more harm than good.
3/ Applying technology in context of people and environment must take precedence over speed and scale. Holistic design of solutions and services in individualized moulds is the path. Because the age of average is done and dusted. The factory model of #education must be disrupted.
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Typical problem in #psychology and #education research: Study shows that a program has little/no effect. How do the authors (who are invested in the program) react? They try to salvage it and argue that it really does work. 🙄
Later passages in the article:
"Future studies should examine...moderator variables to better understand with whom and under what conditions Second Step differentially impacts academic outcomes."
"Researchers should continue to explore the impact of Second Step..."
This is a study with the strongest effect size for the intervention was d = .126. Of 28 outcomes, only 4 (14.3%) were statistically significant (p < .05). But it never occurs to the authors that teaching "social emotional learning" doesn't improve academics noticeably.
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(1/n) It's time for our first monthly review of 2019! We have had a fun January at @IndiaBioscience and here are a few #highlights
(2/n) We began a new season of our #podcast series called 'Crafting your Career'. This season will focus on the ecosystem of science careers in India. You can listen to the first episode here - indiabiospeaks.libsyn.com/cyc-01-introdu… #careerdevelopment #sciencecareers #craftingyourcareer
(3/n) The second episode in our #podcast series discusses the best ways to identify our own skills, interests and values and using the knowledge so gained to make an informed career decision indiabiospeaks.libsyn.com/crafting-your-…
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Theresa May's machiavelic plans have to stop.

If she really believes her negotiations are that Strong and Stable, she should stop this embarrassing political circus and openly go for her No-Deal #Brexit plan, instead of sneakily engineering it.

We know that's your plan. 1/10
When she decided to put forward her support to #BradyAmendment, she knew it would be rejected by the EU negotiators.
It was even said yesterday before she decided to support it.
But it is a sneaky way to put forward a No-Deal #Brexit and later putting the blame on the EU. 2/10
The #Backstop was negotiated BY the UK to comply with UK's red lines:
✔ No hard border (#GoodFridayAgreement)
❌ No customs unions
❌ No single market
❌ No freedom of movement
The EU wanted a soft #Brexit. So no Backstop. 3/10
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The landmark #SacharCommittee report that collected & analysed data on the social,economic & educational status of Muslims in India is now available in our resource section. Specifically,it tried to gauge if & why Muslims are under-represented in govt departments & other spheres.
Here are some of its findings. ruralindiaonline.org/resources/soci…
The 2001 Census showed that #literacy rates were low among Muslims, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
The perception that religious conservatism among Muslims is a major factor for not accessing #education is incorrect. As with many Indians, the main reason for ‘educational backwardness’ of Muslims is abject poverty, which forces many children to drop out of school.
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Here’s a thread that nobody asked for comparing today’s urgent global problems to dim sum.
1/14 Nuclear Weapons v. Xiao Long Bao: Treat with respect or face intense explosion, third degree burns and worse. Experts disagree on how to handle in a never-ending debate. Also, it’s a challenging dish to make. #globalzero #nuclearweapons
2/14 Climate Crisis v. Chicken Feet: Look, you can’t soft sell this. It’s not chicken “change” for chrissakes. It’s the most intimidating item on the table, and there’s no disguising it for what it is. Deniers are vocal. #climatechange #globalwarming
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0/ The #cryptocurrency/#blockchain ecosystem is finishing the week in a flurry!

Below, I've condensed 19 of Friday's #crypto developments into one single #Twitter thread. All for your convenience. Enjoy!
1/ 🗽 New York State's D.F.S. granted both @LibertyX (fiat-to-#bitcoin service) and @RobinhoodApp (#crypto exchange) a #BitLicense to operate their respective businesses in the state of #NewYork. The latter also received a money transmitter license. dfs.ny.gov/about/press/pr…
2/ 📊 Social, peer-to-peer user #data network @3Boxdb has partnered with @AlethioEthstats to deliver the first #Ethereum block explorer with built-in social profiling functionality.

Can't wait to give this a try. Such a neat, value-adding integration for the budding #web3 space!
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Little more than a week before January ends, and I’d really like to be at 1K followers. Here’s a little bit about me in a thread so you can make an informed decision about whether following our campaign for the US Senate to take the seat held by @KamalaHarris is worth your time;
1) I am for #MedicareforAll/#M4A. Here’s a pic of me in Sacramento, supporting the passage of #SB562 which would have guaranteed #healthcare coverage for all #California and provided universal healthcare. It is the moral choice, it saves us money and we support a nationwide plan.
I am for broadening the pathway to legal citizenship for all people interested in coming to #America and allowing us to prosper. I have marched with @UFWupdates @UFWF in the past and plan on doing so in the future. Rights of Mexican-Americans are my rights, porque somos familia.
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Meet Jack Ma, Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group Holding, and Member of the Board of Trustees, World Economic Forum. Jack Ma is a Young Global Leader Alumni as well as a Foundation Board member of the Global Shapers Community.
Jack Ma says only by changing education can our children compete with machines. Robots could replace 800 million jobs by 2030. Education is a big challenge now. If we do not change the way we teach, 30 years from now we will be in trouble.
Because the way we teach - the things we teach our kids are the things from the past 200 years - it is knowledge based. And we cannot teach our kids to compete with machines - they are smarter. Teachers must stop teaching knowledge.
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This is the Council for National Policy organization - the group behind Trump/Pence, etc. - re Trump's first 100 days: U.S. border, cyber, & military policies starting with the US/Mex border (4:30)." soundcloud.com/cnp-786867471/…
Source: @IndiePressWatch
#CNP
The Council for National Policy (#CNP) is an umbrella organization & networking group for social conservative activists in the United States.The Nation has called it a secretive organization. It connects wealthy right-wing donors w/ top conservatives.
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council_f…
#CNP
Here's what the #CNP has planned for education in the United States. With the Heritage Foundation's support, of course.

Compare this to what DeVos has done as Secretary of Education: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betsy_DeV…

In. Plain. Sight.

Source valeriehowlandblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/01/how… (near the bottom).
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I'm excited to announce my new position as the Director of the Stanford-Synapse Brainwave Learning Center! My new role is central to a unique partnership between the Educational Neuroscience Initiative @Stanford and @SynapseSchool (an independent K-8 school).
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Since I began my training in educational #neuroscience, I have been adamant that progress in this field would require people specifically trained in #mind, #brain and #education to take positions outside of the traditional academic track & focus on challenges unique to MBE.
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We need spaces dedicated to rigorously investigating the questions at the heart of #MBE, where stakeholders (researchers, teachers, parents, administrators, and students) can work together. I am thrilled to be involved in first-of-its-kind initiative that does just that.
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