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I know, it's awful when you go on telly, tell women they are 'hateful,' stand there giving them glaring side-eye when they try and explain themselves, talk about compassion when you are the one exhibiting hostility, and then they have the temerity to answer you back.
It is such a transparent demonstration of how this ideology attracts people who want to puff themselves up on their goodness and compassion, pat themselves on the back for their tolerance, all while utterly othering other people, and getting to dump all their aggression on them.
If you want to talk to us about compassion, if you want to be righteous about your tolerance and refusal to other other people, how about you start by trying to fucking listen to other people, and have compassion for people whose views are actually different from yours.
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I. DON'T. WANT. TO. WIN!!!

Before you read my thread, please read this story:
fox8.com/news/teen-carr… (Photo from that story)
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I have been fighting for years. Proudly standing beside many of you, we have fought fiercely for Tobacco Harm Reduction. We have perfected trolling. We can cite a study in our sleep. We can spot the enemy from a mile away. We despise the other side.

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They call themselves Public Health and Tobacco Control. We put our guard up as fast as theirs goes up over the scent of Big Tobacco being within arms length of anything.

It's been war for as long as we can remember. We're pissed that many of them won't change their minds.
3/
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#BeKind
dwylcorneilius.blogspot.com/2021/04/kindne…
Kindness is ancient. Kindness makes us humane. Kindness is big. Being humane is a thing. Being humane is the biggest thing. We cannot be fully human if we are not also humane.
When we study the evolution of the human neuro-endocrine system and how it functions we discover something. It is optimised for a peaceful life, with occasional moments of stress. It is not optimised for constant, chronic stress.
Egalitarian life is generally peaceful, healthy, grounded in solid emotional attachment, mature affective state self regulation which reduces incidence of lost tempers thus prevented general violence - peaceful people tend not to have short fuses. Peaceful people are patient.
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Why do we as individuals, as a community, as a nation, as a world revel in maligning the rich and famous.
Why does a part of the collective, a part within each of us, have this need to put someone down.

#StopMaligning #StoptheShaming 
#StopJudging #AryanKhan #ShahRukhKhan #SRK
Esp. when there's an opportunity for the slander of someone successful, or their family; especially if they have made it on their own terms as an 'outsider'. Worse still, if they don't toe the line and are not 'politically correct'. And God help them if they happen to be Muslim.
We grudge the rich their riches, the privileged their privileges, the famous their fame because of our own severe LACK or Scarcity Consciousness that we don't want to take ownership of. "How dare THEY have it all. It's not fair."

#StopMaligning #AryanKhan #SRK #ShahRukhKhan
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Wtf is the sheer jobsworthy-ness of some NHS employees? I finish nights just now and my ID card has stopped giving me access to NICU etc. I go to the ID card office, there's a sign that they do ID cards between 10am-2pm. Fair enough, but I'm gonna try anyway, otherwise ...
... I'll be screwed at 8pm tonight. The ID card person answers. I explain the situation. I politely beg for them to update my card.

They literally knocked on the sign and said "no, we only do cards between 10 and 2. Come back then"

"But I am on nights. I need to go sleep"...
"Yeah but I don't do the cards until 10am"
I explained the crash bleep situation. They were unmoved, until I had to calmly pull out the ridiculous nuclear option of "ok do you mind if I take your name please?"

"OK I'll do it"

It took - no exaggeration - less than two minutes...
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I wrote this poem after a good friend lost her life to alcoholism
#bekind
#alcoholism

Dancing with The Devil

Plunged into the depths of despair,
The number one enemy is sadness,
Drawn to Lucifer’s nefarious lair,
Driving confusion to madness.

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Where is the answer, where is it hiding?
What is wrong and what is right?
Are there two worlds colliding,
Dancing in the Devil’s delight?

2/5
Doom and gloom, death and damnation,
Sorrow beckons through the night,
Destruction, depravity; the Devil’s creation
Of Hell, who has left on the light.

3/5
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2 Strong Memorial ICU team leaders --Dr. Paritosh Prasad and Nurse Manager Chris Burleigh -- will address #ROC media about how #HCWs are coping after 18 months of #Covid_19 care. 12:45p Follow the discussion here. @UofR #BetterTogether
@UofR Here at #StrongMemorial, we’ve never stopped. Been going 150 mph since March 2020 when #COVID_19 began. We are mentally and physically exhausted, but we still come to work every day, because caring for people is our life’s calling, Dr. Paritosh Prasad, #ROC #FLX #BetterTogether
@UofR There’s been palpable a shift in our community. Early on, we were heroes. Now, we watch protests out our windows. We need support. We need everyone to get through this, Dr. Prasad. #ROC #FLX #BetterTogether
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This is hard to write but it is true for many. What I’m about to say is a harsh reality of what people go through.

What I am about to say is also the reason why a lot of people don’t ask for help.

People do not ask for help because of the fears and stigmas that exist.

#hope
Here Is Something to think about,

What if you were a #singleparent with a #child

You work full time for $15.00/hr

You take home roughly $960.00 per paycheck (bi-weekly after taxes)

#singleparent #parenting #Blessed #grateful #calgary #calgarylife #alberta #yyc

@EveryAlbertan
Your bills per month:

$1,000 or more for rent
$150 or more for cable/internet
$250 or more for utilities
$150 per month for car insurance

So let’s do the math

You bring home about
$1,920.00 a month

Your bills average about $1,500(give or take)

@GrannyGTArp @BallerGearCA
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Hey #furry friends! Let's talk about #pride, LGB, LGBT+ and adjacent groups.

In June 1970, Brenda Howard, a bisexual New Yorker, organized the first Pride, in response to the Stonewall raids in 1969.

Her purpose was to express the notion that she - and everyone - should (1/9)
be able to love who she/they want to. She believed that, as long as there is no harm, that no one has the right to persecute or judge another based on the nature of their love.

Recently, a #gay man was bullied out of a #Pride parade because he was wearing a t-shirt of an (2/9)
organization that specifically focuses on LGB rights and equality. This is really troubling and is just one example of a problem I've seen numerous times, not just as a #furry within the #furryfandom, but more widely.

You simply cannot pick and choose. Pride, by definition (3/9)
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Apart from retweeting where to get vax’d I haven’t said much on Twitter so far about the pandemic. That might be me trying not to rock the boat, it might be fatigue and low grade D, but the anti-vax protests affecting access to hospitals has driven me to the brink 1/
In December I lost most of my vision due to a brain lesion. Spent 2 weeks in neuro ward, recovered slowly over next couple months. Losing your vision is scary as shit, it also resulted in me having a super heightened startle response - an unanticipated move or sound 2/
would make my heart pound, make me sweat and tremble. Recurred in March but kept more vision on the right. Phew.
My tx has nuked my immune system.
My husband has been my caregiver, champion, my everything thru this…oh and also my driver cause well vision-driving- you get it 3/
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Today's thread:
Random Acts of Kindness! Image
I don't think we realize that the smallest things can add up to make huge differences in the world. We can't see what's going on in other's brains or the pain in someone's heart. When we make the effort to be kind to others, we can soften pain and lesson worry.
Even on social media, we are offered many opportunities to be hurtful or kind. May we all make an effort to choose kind!!! So many of us are cut off and isolated and have had to replace much of our face to face socialization with online socialization.
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Earlier today we were in downtown #yyc handing out water & gatorade and fruit, when we decided to stop & have a break by the Cat Cafe...when we came upon a senior lady rummaging through the city's garbage bins.

#Yyccc #Calgary #Alberta #Canada #SeniorLiving #seniorcare #Seniors
We thought she was looking for bottles to turn in for money but we were wrong. She was looking for both bottles & she was also taking food out of the bins & putting it in her cart.

As soon as we saw that we went over to offer her our help.

#Help #Community #Compassion #BeKind
We went over, asked if we could get her a cold drink & a snack & asked her if she'd like to join us on our break.

She accepted. We went into the coffee shop across from the Cat Cafe (Forgot Name), grabbed some drinks & snacks and sat down in the shade across the street. #Hope
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This morning we saw something we will NEVER forget.

We were at the #Walmart in Southeast #Calgary. We were shopping for some groceries when my stepson saw someone take a package of meat and put it under their shirt and then slowly walk over to their cart. #Food #Hungry #Alberta
This person had very few things in their cart. My stepson knows what I do here at @HarvestHillsYYC & he asked if we could help them.

I said yes we could but that this person would feel ganged up on if we all walked over to them, so I told him to stay here and that I’d walk over.
I walked over to where they had their cart and said “I know what it is like to struggle. I would love it if you’d let me help you and I’d like to pay for your groceries.”

This person looked up at me and said “did you see me take the meat?” I said “yes I did. I’d like to help”.
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We have a serious emergency.

Late this afternoon we were contacted by a senior named “Helen”. She only had one meal left in her kitchen.

She called us for help and we are helping.

We will be using the last of our available funds to get her some much needed groceries. #YYC #YEG
We will hopefully be giving her enough groceries for an entire month so she doesn’t have to worry about having to choose between medications/food, food/electricity, food/rent.

Too many #Calgarians are being ignored and forgotten. Too many #Calgarians are afraid to ask for #help.
We need help. If anyone can help with a donation towards her food hamper, we will be here for about 2 more hours because we are shopping for four seniors tonight.

You can help by donating by any of the options ⬇️ #Donate #community #donations #DisabilityTwitter #BeKind #Alberta
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This is Benny.Benny showed up in our yard. Benny loved us, especially my oldest daughter. We took Benny to be neutered, but he tested positive for feline AIDS. This was taken the night before when we let him in the house (quarantined from our other cats). 1/
Clearly, Benny was not comfortable with being inside around people. I mean, the body language.

Feline AIDS sucks. We couldn't keep him bc of our other cats. He couldn't be put back in the colony bc he was not neutered and very scrappy with other cats. 2/
Unfortunately, this meant that Benny had to be euthanized. We were all devastated. My oldest was already making plans to have him certified as her Emotional Support Animal so her dorm or apartment at college would let him stay. As a mom, no matter how much it hurt me to 3/
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GB News Advertisers to Boycott (18/6/21):

@TheAA_UK
@AlpenMuesliSA
@AmazonUK
@AmexUK
@BekoUK
@Bendryl
@CadburyUK
@CoopUK
@Deliveroo
@Facebook
@GoogleUK

#GBNewsWins represents the @Conservatives party. 98.5% of their MPs voted NOT to feed our hungry children with OUR money

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GB News Advertisers to Boycott (18/6):

@GreenFlagUK
@Hyundai_UK
@JML_Direct
@JustEatUK
@KelloggsUKI
@KencoGroup
@Ladbrokes
@Listerine_UK
@MicrosoftUK

Why should we tolerate the intolerant people who think racism is a political position? Racism is 100% Hate #GBNewsFails

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GB News Advertisers to Boycott (18th):

@PremierInn
@TNLUK
@LaFamigliaRana
@StarbucksUK
@TalkTalk
@Taylors
@VirginMedia
@Warburtons
@Weetabix
@Wickes

They're #ToryCorruption Elite-Owned Unionism, funded by people who funded Vote Leave, @BorisJohnson and @MichaelGove.

3/x
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Thread: Tonight I’m sad. Im sad that a 9 year old boy has woken up and learned that his family has died. Im sad that in a place like Canada - where we hope and expect to not see this kind of bigotry - that hate continues to exist. I’m sad that four lives were extinguished
Simply because of the faith they supported. I’m sad that, once again, a white Christian male has committed mass murder.

Tonight I mourn. I mourn the unnecessary loss of life in my hometown. I mourn the loss of community members out for a walk. I mourn with hundreds of thousands
Of my fellow Londoners who never expected something like this to happen in our city - despite history warning us.

Tonight I’m scared. I’m scared knowing that I’m raising a Biracial daughter who one day will inevitably face racism. I’m scared that she too will be targeted for
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William says we need a Free Press, free from #FakeNews but we don't have either. The MSM is owned by #ToryDonors.

Another false narrative is this Government's false mandate of the people. 99% disagree with the 1% on #FreeSchoolMeals

We need to VOTE

#1
Diana was lied to and manipulated by the media for the gain of a group of small individuals. So have you been.

You have been removed from Europe by way of deception. Your Democracy has been removed from you.

Election results have been manipulated by false narratives.

/2 Diana walking in minefield
If we are to learn from this then we must see through the propaganda designed to divide us. People like Diana are who we aspire to be. To #BeKind and to take time to care about others.

The world can be cruel but only if we allow it to be. Stand up and make it a better place.

/3 Be kind and help others
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#FDA on the right..Nuclear Regulatory Commission building on the left, CIST next to that....

#goodmorning #fridaymorning #nevergiveup #israel #joffe #wuw #israeljoffe Israel Joffe fda
Angry bird just went after my dog! Lol I went ahead and got my friend who is a vet to take the birdie.. #israeljoffefda #israel #joffe #birdwatching #dogsoftwitter Israel Joffe fda
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If there is anyone that could help fill two serious requests. One is for a single father fleeing family domestic violence & the other is for a single senior needing help with medication that she can’t afford.

To fill these two requests and the two from last night we need $980.00
Dm us for more information.

The single father needs $380.00 for rent.

The single senior needs $476.00 for her meds that aren’t covered.

#Alberta #Calgary #Canada #Edmonton #Lethbridge #Abgov #COVID19 #CalgaryStrong #CanadaStrong #AlbertaStrong #PleaseHelp #Donate #AlbertaCares
The two requests from last night are for a single female that is taking care of her mom who is 70. She has NO food in their house.

We took her a few bags of food last night at 2:45am and left with a promise to bring a food hamper by Monday.

#help #COVIDSecondWave #BeKind #YYC
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Today, on #TheMisplacedMenagerie -

We report the exotic (for #India) apple #snail, #Pomacea diffusa, also known as the spike topped apple snail, from the #Mumbai region, as part of our ongoing studies on #urbanwildlife, and the #ecology of introduced species, in #India, Mumbai.
The study was officially published in the 'ELA Journal of Forestry and Wildlife' - a peer reviewed #science journal, which is also the official journal of the #Maharashtra State #Forest Department.

Link to paper: researchgate.net/publication/35…

#sciencetwitter #TwitterNatureCommunity
Spiked Topped Apple Snails in #Mumbai (and other parts of #India) are the direct result of the #aquarium trade - either as accidental, or deliberate releases from home aquaria.

#InvasiveSpecies #sciencetwitter #ecology #naturalhistory #urbanwildlife
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1) Welcome to all our new followers 🤗
#LongCovidKids runs on goodwill and support, so thank you for being here. #gratitude
What does LCK do though? If you are new, you might be wondering, so we thought we would a tweet thread might help!
We started ⬇️
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2) This brought lots of #longcovidkids families to our door, so we set up a place to connect & now support over 2000 families all facing the same challenges. Since December we have been welcoming about 100 families, often with multiple #longcovid kids.
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3) We realised #longcovidkids was different to #longcovid so we set up the #LongCovidKidsStudy with @PeopleWithApp to learn more & support researchers & Drs.
Download the app to get involved & select Long Covid Kids to be involved.
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