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1/“One of the several reasons the current archbishop of Baltimore (William Lori) must resign is that he kept names off the list knowing that it would reduce victims’ opportunity to file suit and thereby save his archdiocese money. This egregious >…
2/“inclination indicates that the archbishop may be morally unfit to lead any religious organization or community. This disposition may suggest the presence of kind of sociopathic disregard for all vulnerable people and children.”
3/This Fr. Carney whose case I look at here, was a buddy of Maskell’s. you see through the dossier on his depravity, how nursing homes sometimes became dumping grounds for rapist clerics.
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“The high court has pressed the Catholic church to explain why it didn’t have an adequate opportunity 50 years ago to investigate the extent of a priest’s abuse of children, given there were ‘red flags everywhere’ about his crimes. 1/…
2/“The court on Thursday began hearing a key case about a legal tactic now routinely being employed by the church and other institutions to permanently shield themselves from abuse survivors’ civil claims for compensation.”
3/This is a story about the Roman Catholic Church in Australia.

#Catholics everywhere should take note.

Church officials who manipulate documentation to defend against lawsuits are guilty of egregious misconduct.
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🚨#BREAKING: Baltimore County Police in Pursuit of Stolen Police Vehicle

📌#Baltimore l #Maryland

Residents in Baltimore County are being told to shelter in place after a murder suspect, who shot two officers, stole a police cruiser following an hours-long standoff. He is……
🚨#UPDATE: Police are actively searching for 24 year old David Emory Linthicum, a white man, 5 foot 7 inches tall, weighing 165 pounds
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1 in 4 flippers sold their homes for LESS $$$ than expected in our 4Q22 survey. Elevated rates and falling home prices are scaring buyers wary of buying on the way down, but investors are clearly looking to acquire now and refinance later. 🧵Flipper comments to follow ->
#Austin flipper: “Austin has an overinflated housing market that is compounded by elevated interest rates. This has resulted in a downward spiral in qualified buyers. The fix and flip market is pretty much gone. Prices in most areas are down about -30% or more in recent months.”
#Baltimore flipper: “We’re looking forward to a big 2023. I hate to say it, but a lot of it’s going to be on the backs of consumers with hardships, or circumstances where they have no other options. But that’s our bread and butter.”
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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Tracers in the Dark; and more!

Archived at:…

#Pluralistic 1/ The cover for the Penguin R...
Hey #DC! There's a *very special* invite-only book party for "Chokepoint Capitalism" this Thu (Nov 17) and while it's not a public event, there's a limited number of spaces I can distribute on a first come/first serve basis. If you'd like to come, email! 2/
Tomorrow (11/16) I'm in #DC to receive the Arthur C Clarke Award:…

11/17, I'm on a @library_futures webinar:…

11/18, I'm in #Baltimore at @ThePeale:…

11/19, It's Sky Live #London: 3/
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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Even if you're paying for the product, you're still the product; and more!

Archived at:…

#Pluralistic 1/ An Apple 'Privacy. That's iPhone.' ad. The three rear-facing
Hey #DC! There's a *very special* invite-only book party for "Chokepoint Capitalism" on Thu (Nov 17) and while it's not a public event, there's a limited number of spaces I can distribute on a first come/first serve basis. If you'd like to come, email! 2/
Wed (11/16) I'm in #DC to receive the Arthur C Clarke Award:…

11/17, I'm in a @library_futures webinar:…

11/18, I'm in #Baltimore at @thePeale:…

11/19, I'm at Sky Live in #London: 3/
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Home builder commentary from our survey this month was about as negative as I've seen to date. Here's some of the market color that jumped out...
#OklahomaCity builder: "Biggest challenge is your customers who just closed their home and see you drop prices by $30,000."
#Jacksonville builder: "Buying land at the top of the market and having to pull every incentive lever to sell is not a recipe for success. We'll cut starts ~60% to 70% in 2023."
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Last week, a US District Court blocked the merger of @penguinrandom, the world's largest publisher, and @simonschuster, the world's third-largest publisher. This is very, very good news.… 1/ A modified version of Goya's 'Saturn Devouring His Children.
If you'd like an essay-formatted version of this thread to read or share, here's a link to it on, my surveillance-free, ad-free, tracker-free blog:… 2/
During the trial, the Penguin Random House argued it they would continue to compete with Simon and Schuster for books, bidding against them for prized titles. 3/
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A #Baltimore officer shot & killed a man on Sunday, according to PD Commissioner Michael Harrison.
That man, Tyree Moorehead, was the creator of the city's "no shoot zones." As an activist, he spray-painted that message across the face of Baltimore.
Credit for finding this:
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Big takeaways from our survey of fix-and-flippers last week: 1) Rates have massively slowed transactions and prices are falling broadly. 2) Lots of talk about flippers changing strategies, holding-and-renting instead of flipping, or exiting the space entirely.

#Atlanta flipper: “Many highly-leveraged flippers will need to go out of pocket to sell or will default on no-recourse loans. We will not see improvement until the 2nd half of 2024. Many will not make it to that point and there will be some bargains for cash-flush investors.”
#Baltimore flipper: “Sellers are still not reacting to market shifts. Sellers need to lower prices.”
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“Housing is significantly affected by these higher rates.”
-Jay Powell today about the Fed’s impact on housing

Every month our team surveys 1,000+ agents across the US on what they're seeing in their local markets.

Short 🧵 on local housing markets from our monthly survey:
#Houston, TX: “Home prices have most first-time home buyers priced out of home ownership. It's even worse with the higher interest rates decreasing what the buyers can qualify for.”
#Denver, CO: “Cost of living [and] interest rate [increases] are keeping most buyers from buying.”
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August home builder sentiment and sales/prices/starts survey results are in. Top themes: 1) Home price cuts along with other incentives are helping sales (for now). 2) Supply chain is healing as demand drops and builders quickly slow housing starts. Market commentary to follow…
#Austin builder: “A lot of spec inventory to work through. August was a very poor month for sales across the board. Cancellations spiked from July and buyers showed no sense of urgency.”
#Baltimore builder: “Jumbo loan rates below 5% are helping buyers move forward in that segment.”
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Heads up #Baltimore. The conservative Sinclair Broadcast Group is financing a charter amendment on the ballot this year that would allow for recall of city elected officials. Recalls are increasing a tool used by the right to frustrate the will of progressive electorates.
This is why we have to vote in EVERY election. What’s the point in voting in high salience elections for Mayor & State’s Atty, & then not show up to vote when a ballot question could give powerful media forces the ability to generate the climate to recall yr candidates of choice?
We need turnout in November. If you’re curious about Sinclair Broadcasting - called by some “the most dangerous U.S. company you’ve never heard of,” watch this.
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Results from our survey of #FixAndFlip investors are in. The fix-and-flip market is clearly cracking: higher rates have shrunk the # of buyers + the # feasible deals. Buyers are also cautious about overpaying given falling prices (cutting into flipper margins).

#Atlanta flipper: “Much higher risk environment due to rising rates. Sellers still have not reset expectations from earlier this year, so acquisitions have essentially come to a halt.” (2/19)
#Baltimore flipper: “The market for fix and flip has turned. It is now a buyer's market and there are a lot of investors competing for the same property. I have put in several offers on a few properties that have good potential but have not been able to get the contract.” (3/19)
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The 133rd daily thread of #Russia's war on #Ukraine

One of Putin's closest allies confirmed it's not just about #Donbas; the goal remains regime change & to effectively conquer the whole country.

But big damage was inflicted by 🇺🇦 y'day on Donetsk.
Here's the news updated⬇️
Starting with the view from UK's Ministry of Defence Intelligence.

#Sloviansk (and #Kramatorsk) the next big targets for #Russia and losing these would be a huge psychological blow (more than Lysychansk) for #Ukraine

#StandWithUkraine #StopRussia
However, #Ukraine's Defence staff says they beat off a Russian offensive yesterday.

"the enemy shelled civilian infrastructure in #Siversk + #Hryhorivka. (we) inflicted significant losses on the enemy during his attempted offensive. The occupiers left."
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What can you do?
1. Mutual aid - donate to orgs that offer support for women seeking abortion esp those who need to travel to another state.
2. Make sure the ppl especially young ppl around you know that you are available to help confidentially if they need abortion care.
3. Attend peaceful protests happening across the country. Mobilizing empowers us & reminds us & them of our potential power.
4. Flood the offices of your state reps NOW (strategic visits, phone calls, texts, tweets) and tell them to oppose any state restrictions on abortion.
5. Organize at the local level with groups focused on strengthening the voice of progressive women and girls to advocate.
6. Make sure your D.A. knows that how you will vote in their next election if they participate in prosecuting women who seek abortion care or those who assist
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May homebuilder survey results published last week. Top themes: 1) Builder metrics quickly deteriorating across the board. 2) Price cuts on standing ‘speculative’ inventory accelerating. 3) Buyer incentives are back. Market commentary to follow…
#Austin builder: “Some parts of town where finished homes are now taking a month to sell versus hours. Market is definitely correcting. Incentives are back and seeing some builders cutting prices on inventory.”
#Baltimore builder: “Customers now mentioning potential reduction in prices and/or increase in incentives.”
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Hello @unclelukereal1. Apparently I’m late to this. Given what I do, it’s important to me that I not allow the cynicism and lack of information suggested by your question & that I suspect many in our communities share, to go unchallenged. Your question is an opportunity. THREAD
There are elections for thousands of offices happening this year at the local, state & federal lvl. When we fail to vote in these elections, we cede power. My mantra to voters in our communities is #LeaveNoPowerOnTheTable Your seem to be in Florida, so I’ll use it as an example.
In Florida, scores of school boards are electing members. As you may be aware schools boards are currently engaged in fights focused on keeping students from learning Black history. So-called “anti-CRT” bans.…
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Starting a thread to aid @JohnsHopkins in transparency on their response to complaints of widespread ableism and the dismissals of 5 disabled counseling students.

The first article that came out features 4 of the 5 disabled students, all dismissed from a small grad program within a 7 month timeframe.

#AcademicAbleism #HigherEd #Baltimore…
Despite extensive fact-checking done by the Newsletter, the School of Education dean’s letter to the editor called our claims unfounded. He requested the article be taken down.

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April homebuilder survey results are here. Top themes: 1) Demand is slowing, namely entry-level due to payment shock. 2) Investors are pulling back. 3) Ripple effect of rising rates starting to hit move-up market. Market commentary to follow…
#Dallas builder: “Interest lists are shrinking or buyers are truly pausing.”
#Houston builder: “Many first-time buyers simply no longer qualify with the increase in interest rates, as their debt-to-income ratio gets out of whack.”
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We @JBREC just surveyed 400+ flippers about #fixandflip conditions in partnership with Flatiron Realty Capital and @SundaeHQ.
Key takeaway: There is a TON of competition for deals right now.
#LasVegas flipper: “Market is oversaturated with inexperienced investors due to an increase of “gurus.” Supply is low, demand is high, and prices are inflated 20%+ over ARV. Not sustainable.”
#Phoenix flipper: “Phoenix is a very active market with home prices on the rise. The competition is aggressive.”
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Based on research and analysis, #Hatewatch has identified "The Z Man," a prolific white nationalist personality who makes money churning out racist propaganda and rubs shoulders with white nationalists – without ever showing his face.…
John Christopher Zander, 55, a software salesman residing in #Baltimore has inhabited The Z Man persona since at least 2013 based on review of public records and leaked documents.

Since 2013, he's also published an independent site called The Z Blog.…
The Z Man depicts white men as victims of genocidal conspiracy and advocates a separatist white-only country in North America.

Read the investigation by Investigative Reporter Jason Wilson (@jason_a_w) & Senior Fellow Megan Squire (@MeganSquire0):
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This is horrifying. I expected this to happen at some point in Jan or Feb with #Omicron. I didn't expect it happen on January 1. 💔

🙏 to all of of the volunteer #firefighters & #EMS. Friends, please go donate to your local depts to honor their service. #MedTwitter #Maryland
Listen, important. Most adults in #Maryland are #vaccinated. Fewer kids are. MANY haven't yet gotten a #boostershot (only 70M in entire US pop of 331M #boosted). A booster will ⬇️ risk of hospitalization by 88% & starts protecting you in 7d with major protection in 14d. GO DO IT!
If you're #boosted, THANK YOU. Your job is to call 3 people age 16+ NOW who are #vaccinated but not yet #boosted & tell them to #GetBoosted ASAP. This is time-critical, esp w/ #schools to reopen in 36 hrs. #Baltimore #Maryland, appts here as soon as 1/4:…
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📣#HCWvsHunger, the AMAZING Exec Chef at the Lord #Baltimore (& prev Ritz-Carlton), @chefdini, will be making homemade 🍩 at your Balt/DC worksite for 50 ppl (outdoors & brings minifryers) if you’re the next donor to give $1K+ to food bank for #Feedalizumab! Holiday party ✅! Image
Tweet 2/2: We’ll use the earliest official Google form time stamp on any $1000 or more donation following my tweet to determine the winner. Donate to any food bank first then log it here in 30sec for #HCWvsHunger #Feedalizumab. Must be Balt/DC area to win!
Wondering what this is all about? Read more about Health Care Workers Vs. Hunger here. We’re taking care of you all during this #pandemic & we’ve raised > $550K since Dec 2020 to make sure people don’t go to bed hungry on our watch. #HCWvsHunger
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