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THREAD: Identity. What does it mean to you?

I'm British, English, European... yet as my boss/agent put it the other day, "you're more Uruguayan than British now".

Which is true - even though being British will always be in my blood. And I'll always support the England team.
I'm also a (very) liberal Jew, roughly agnostic about God but certainly believe in *something* (specifically: the power and beauty of the universe), a Norwich City and Heart of Midlothian supporter. When one of them are down, the other are usually up, and vice versa.
But, as has been pointed out to me plenty of times before, I'm much more of a football fan than a club fan. Country means much more than either club to me; and I just don't do tribalism. Never have, never will.

Groupthink terrifies the hell out of me.
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You almost got away with the neutral presenting bad faith "just asking questions" shroud popularized by the horseshoe left, but this tweet tips your hand. The 2020 election was not STOLEN on any level, and certainly not through the supposed suppression of the Hunter Biden story
This is how you can spot the bad faith shtick of the phony online left. Thier obsession w/ elite media & politics power games while ignoring or dismissing actual ongoing oppression and corruption of basic systems of government. Mostly white & white adjacent champagne socialists
Trump suppressed the vote through the USPS, intimidated secretaries of state, GOP legislators limited voting access for black people, a report drops this week of the MYRIAD ways Trump tried to undermine the popular vote - And you say hiding Hunter Biden STOLE the election?
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Nice racism - how progressive White people perpetuate racial harm.

This should be good.
"“nice” progressive white people frequently perpetrate the most racial harm in cross-racial spaces. They objectify Black people and people of color, enact daily racist microaggressions, & center their own feelings of shame when called out – that is, they make it all about them."…
Wow, diAngelo isn't mincing words at all.
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I really enjoyed talking to Noah about the #CAS.

It’s not the first time I’m coming out publicly to challenge the status quo at the CAS (see…) and I’d like to explain a bit why.

[Thread] 👇👇👇

#Sportslaw #Arbitration #Transparency #Independence
1. #CAS is a crucial player in sports governance, it whitewashes legally speaking the decisions of international SGBs. Once a CAS award confirmed a decision of an SGB, the latter gains in authority and becomes extremely difficult to challenge elsewhere (see #Pechstein odyssey).
2. #CAS is not an arbitral tribunal, I repeat #CAS is not an arbitral tribunal! As I have argued elsewhere (…), CAS jurisdiction in appeal cases cannot be grounded on consent, it needs post-consensual foundations (such as the famous ‘level playing field’).
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First, @KellyIpsosMORI asks who cares about #LevellingUp? Beaver notes that while regional inequalities is not in the top 5 policy areas of concern to voters, concerns over poverty have been growing annually since the 2008 financial crash #LevellingUpDilemma ImageImage
Beaver also notes that there is a strong sense across the regions (including London) that their region is receiving less funding than other regions. She also observes 🇬🇧 voters say regional inequalities is a bigger issue than other 🇪🇺 voters #LevellingUpDilemma
Beaver then explores what issues are cutting through with voters. She begins by exploring the government rhetoric on #LevellingUp - but notes that it is still currently a nebulous concept with "some shiny funds & policies" #LevellingUpDilemma ImageImageImage
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"Why are you angry Sarah?"

I'll show you shall I?


@VP admitting wars have been over oil,
Soon they'll be over water...

Saying it so casually..
Like America didn't destroy half the world with their genocidal oil wars,

The "news" are silent
#Iraq #Libya #Syria #China
No comment needed.
BBC casually admitting that they've been lying for 10 yrs

We are a monetarily sovereign nation & cannot go bankrupt.

-Which was never an economic need, it was/is an ideology
Has killed at least 150,000 souls in this very rich country,
As they lied for the government
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Yesterday in a suite at @Taj51BG I experienced a maelstrom of emotions. Joy at being reunited with people I had fought shoulder to shoulder with, in the greatest battle I have ever been involved in. Underneath the joy was fresh anger provoked by relieving the events of 2006….
…. recalling the totally unnecessary human costs of that battle, rage at the cynical inhumane way in which powerful people had tried to commit a blatant injustice because they felt the victims were voiceless & powerless & that no one in the UK cared very much about them anyway…
Thankfully we proved them wrong on one count, but jury remains out on the 2nd as memories of how virtually all the British institutions that ought to have challenged this @DHSCgovuk conceived & implemented injustice failed. From @BBCNews & other media to @TheBMA & even the CRE…
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Its interesting that these people come out here to comment on what is and isn’t racism🥳

Quick reminder to @ChefGarethS

1) LouiseRawAuthor #rachaelSwindon endorsed ANTIBLACK RACIST TROPES

2) Tiff, Susie et al chose to throw their weight behind LouiseRawAuthor & RS

2/ It’s also CLASSIC that it’s white people coming out to try and minimise racism in order to paint their friends (that they refuse to reprimand) in good light

You can defend Tiff all you like, you can defend LouiseRawAuthor #rachaelSwindon etc ALL YOU LIKE, but we got receipts
3/ See, dear white people who are trying to minimise racism in order to paint your racist enabling friends in good light…if you’re going to be brave and courageous enough to defend racist-why don’t you stay strong enough and not run 🏃‍♀️ away from scrutiny!

Master chef 🧑‍🍳 has run
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Time for a quick thread about the meaning behind every little part of my current Twitter profile that communicates a value that is important to me.


In around April 2020 I changed my username from @GodlessNZ to @FreedomFriesInc.

This account was originally set up to participate in secularism discussions. From Feb 2016 it morphed into 95% US politics. A topic I love to follow.
#FreedomFries pops up in the news from time to time and is still largely misunderstood in the US.

In 2003 it was a joke "trend" or "meme" among those who supported the US-led coalition to topple Saddam Hussein in Iraq.

I supported it and still do.
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Many Black TikTok users say the platform exploits their content while suppressing their voices.

Increasingly, they're moving their activity to other platforms.

@_B_Contreras_ and @MarVasMartinez report:…
Cosplayer Charles Conley suspects that trolls mass-reported his videos, trying to get them taken down.

Videos in which he called out racist posts would get flagged for “harassment and bullying” and removed, he said, while posts he criticized stayed up.

📸Ebony Warrior Studios ImageImage
At this point, Conley is ready to call it quits. “It’s so draining,” he said.

“Having an application … actively sabotaging you and not backing you up, or saying that you are the perpetrator of these transgressions or aggressions; it gets beyond tiring.”…
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Protest has long paved the way for reforms we consider fundamental today. The #PolicingBill threatens to silence already marginalised voices. Through our collections, we will explore the past, present and future of powerful protests shaping a fairer society for all.
This handkerchief commemorates the Peterloo Massacre of 1819, when 60,000 peaceful protesters gathered to demand the right to vote. The brutal reaction of the yeomanry shocked the nation. This protest was a turning point on the road to democratic reform #PolicingBill A handkerchief which depicts the yeomanry on horseback attac
#VotesForWomen campaigners faced opposition, from ridicule by the press to arrest and force-feeding in prison. The movement was complex. Suffragists were law-abiding whereas some suffragettes broke the law for the cause. #PolicingBill risks criminalising peaceful protestors. A suffragette being arrested and led away by a uniformed pol
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Mr Ward, respected elder, blew over the limit. Put in a police van & transported 4 hrs without A/C. Was literally cooked alive. No charges. If you left your dog in a car & it was cooked alive you'd be charged criminality. The AG decided there was no prospect of conviction. (1/10)
Ms Dhu died in custody of septicemia & pneumonia. Arrested for $2k in unpaid fines. A victim of domestic violence. Taken to hospital 2x but sepsis not detected & she was sent back to custody. Inquest found she was subjected to "inhumane" treatment by police. No charges. (2/10)
Cam Doomadgee died in a police cell. Locked up for being drunk. Died from massive internal injuries incl broken ribs, ruptured spleen, liver cleaved in 2 across his spine. The pathologist compared his injuries to those of plane crash victims. Police acquitted & compensated (3/10)
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In this thread, I am going to provide definitions for some of the key concepts which often feature in discussions, training, arguments and even academic papers about autism.
Defining them and agreeing about the definitions can help us reduce our arguments and gain consensus more quickly -- or at the very least, it can help to ensure that we're at least arguing about the same thing, even if we don't agree about how to approach it.
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I just learned the most upsetting thing about #NorthVan @rcmpgrcpolice and now my rich white man privilege is going to rain down on them in a shit storm of epic proportion.
My neighbour, who is a single mother, is being pressured to not press charges on a white man who assaulted her 10 year old Black child. The #northvan @rcmpgrcpolice are pressuring her to accept restorative justice.
The #northvan @rcmpgrcpolice interviewed the child alone and are stonewalling in showing the single mother the security camera footage of the assault. The assault on a 10 year old Black child by a white man.
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When Black Meant Republican

By @ChrisALadd

It’s easy to forget now, but just a few generations ago African Americans overwhelmingly identified themselves as Republicans.

#blackconservatives #MetGala
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In the fall of 1895 Atlanta put on one in a series of “International Expositions” designed to highlight its progress in recovering from the war. Racial tensions had been growing since southerners, at the end of Reconstruction, began instituting Jim Crow laws.
The organizers of the Exposition invited prominent black leader Booker T. Washington to give a keynote address. The position he took in that speech was a calculated gamble. Image
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Exactly a year ago today, a secretive joint operation between @LAPDHQ and @LASDHQ took place at 3 AM.

It was the raid of the Black Unity 24/7 autonomous protest camp in Grand park— one of the longest lasting autonomous protest zones in the nation. No media was allowed on scene.
Residents were only given a few minutes to gather everything they owned before the destruction began. Residents who were absent lost everything— even a passport was destroyed.

Here’s some background context on this Black Lives Matter protest camp:…
The @BlackUnityLA autonomous protest damp was right across the street from city hall. It made for a central hub for activists to organize, exchange ideas, grow, and heal.

Also, most folks never knew this… but the camp barricades were built in the shape of a heart. 💚
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The taliban and the #usa #whitesupremacists government go hand in hand. This is an accurate tagging. #chudwatch…
they aren't even hiding their cooperation and operational coordination in even msm anymore... those of us called "tin foil conspiracy theorists" about these wars of lies, aggression, and capping #blacklivesmatter across the planet are vindicated! WE TOLD YOU SO! #chudwatch
PS... 9/11 was an inside job still... its still true today. It was true yesterday and it will be true tomorrow...

PPS... 1/6 was also an inside job and another one is coming soon!
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@rosemcgowan is right about one thing THEY ARE ALL IN ON IT! yes that's right Rose even Larry Elder.

Reparations for slave masters? COMON ROSE!
You should have used this opportunity to speak real truth about the whole political system and BOTH PARTIES…
maybe rose is in on it too along with @Alyssa_Milano
Well lookie here #blacklivesmatter Rose says Larry knows more than you! Those slave masters surely need to those reparations!!! Now I have to waste my time watching this shitshow presser #chudwatch…
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America’s law enforcement is still full of people like Sal at almost every level. There are dirty judges, prosecutors, and legislators all across the country.

What are we going to do about it!?

Unfortunately, “Continue to let them rule us” seems to be the consensus today.
If my assessment here sounds a little far-fetched to some of you, it’s because you haven’t been paying enough attention in the right places. Corruption is rampant in America!
We have a culture of corruption in the United States, and it’s being exploited by foreign criminals and domestic criminal collaborators for total control. Democracy loving people everywhere need to educate themselves/others on the identities of these criminals and their tactics.
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1. #FFS #Channel4akeNews @Channel4

I didn't want to believe it but after all the effort you've put in you've finally convinced me Black people have a lower IQ than "evil" Whitey

Were they demanding return of statue of #EdwardColston when THAT bronze was stolen @Channel4News?!
2. When are they going to return all the bronze coloured slaves they captured & sold to Whitey (they previously butchered the men as they were of little value in the "domestic" market relatively few were required in the Eastern market & were considered too dangerous to let live)
3. And talking of statues when are these statues of Benin slave traders going to be toppled?!

#Channel4akeNews is an embarrassment to concept of journalism

And their White propagandists sorry presenters "reporters" & "journalists" are if anything even dumber than the Black ones
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It is a cruel jest to say to people who have suffered inhumane treatment for centuries to unite with those who have caused a lot of pain


#Biden #Trump #GOPDeathCult #VoterSuppression #AbortionBan #racism #BlackLivesMatter #HumanRights #Truth #Facts #humanity

We give each other a chance when both sides deserve it

What have YOU done if now #racists give you a chance?

Why don't you give JUSTICE a chance?


#Biden #Trump #GOPTraitors #racism #VoterSuppression #HumanRights #BLM #Truth #Facts

#VoteBlue to make your dreams untrue
Vote red & you are dead

There is 3rd option - A new party that will represent the interests of the people

#Biden #Trump #FascistGOP #racism #VoterSuppression #AbortionBan #BLM #Truth #HumanRights
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Set to hear @kesleeman at #21OPCC #COVID19 Image
Coming up in @kesleeman presentation at #21OPCC - "Doctors desert the dying." Prompted Cicely Saunders to launch the modern hospice movement in the UK Image
About 100k people die each year in UK needing palliative care but not receiving it - guess what were some of the determining factors @timsenior #21OPCC Image
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I think this was supposed to be an article about "white fragility", but somehow the writer managed to express his own white fragility in the form of an article.

It's a neat trick, one that Laurence Fox manages to pull off almost every time he tweets.

Shall we? 🧵👇
Before even looking at article, let's look at author Dave Middleton's tweet?

Dave has "#BlackLivesMatter" in his twitter name, but despite the abundance of replies & quote tweets here, he doesn't answer one black person - only white people.

Black VOICES matter too, Dave.

Dave formed 'Creating Socialism' in Feb as "a warm, inviting environment where socialists could gather"

'Critical Mass' is its magazine, which "will contain a range of voices saying interesting things"

But..not every interested voice is invited.

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@MichelDeGraff from @MITHaiti challenging prejudice about creole languages in his plenary at #Protolang7 Image
Lang evo literature itself says we shouldn't mix up ontogenetic and phylogenetic evidence, and YET it appears often as a given to use pidgins and creoles as windows into the past. They are often treated similar to emerging sign languages. However, the conditions are not the same. ImageImageImage
See this paper by DeGraff arguing against Creole Exceptionalism (that is still widely held in linguistics) for more details:…
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