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🇺🇸 Let's take a journey through the #HistoryofUSA! From the early Native American civilizations to the modern-day superpower, this fascinating thread will explore key moments in the development of the United States of America. 🗽🦅
Before the arrival of Europeans, numerous Indigenous tribes thrived across the land. From the Iroquois Confederacy in the northeast to the Pueblo peoples in the southwest, their rich cultures and societies laid the groundwork for America's story. #NativeAmericanHistory
In 1492, Christopher Columbus' voyage marked the beginning of European colonization in the Americas. The Spanish, French, Dutch, and English all established settlements, profoundly impacting Indigenous peoples and the land. #Columbus #ColonialAmerica
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Read my article in @NativeViewpoint regarding why I will never celebrate #ColumbusDay.

Here is a thread on the atrocities of #Columbus that I also share in a YouTube video embedded in the article.

[Trigger Warning #ChristopherColumbus #thread]
Columbus Day was promoted by the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic organization in the 1930s that wanted a Catholic hero. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the day into law as a federal holiday in 1937.
#Columbus stole a crew member's reward.

Columbus offered a year's salary reward for the crew member who first cited land. Though a sailor saw the land, Columbus said he saw a dim light the night before and kept the reward for himself.
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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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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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L’Italia ha costruito buona parte dei moduli pressurizzati della Stazione Spaziale Internazionale ed è coinvolta sia nella prossima stazione lunare sia in quella privata Axiom. Ma come è cominciato tutto? Per scoprirlo bisogna tornare indietro nel tempo di più di mezzo secolo. /1
Nel 1969 il programma Apollo sta per terminare e si comincia a pensare a un nuovo progetto: lo #SpaceShuttle. Questa volta gli Stati Uniti si aprono alla collaborazione internazionale e l’amministratore della #NASA compie una serie di visite esplorative in Europa. /2
Le nazioni europee sono divise: se Germania e Italia sono favorevoli al progetto, Francia e Gran Bretagna sono molto più dubbiose e richiedono in cambio la disponibilità di razzi americani per il lancio di satelliti europei. /3
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Following on the second most exciting news in Ohio (@Bengals #WhoDey #RuleTheJungle) we’re using this week’s #GOPCThread to look closer at the land use implications of the recent #IntelOhio announcement.
On Jan 21, 2022, @GovMikeDeWine + @Intel officially announced the chip manufacturer would build at least 2 semi-conductor chip factories in New Albany, a suburb 25 minutes north east of downtown #Columbus.
The facilities will be built on undeveloped land, contiguous to the current New Albany International Business Park. The city has annexed much of the land from Jersey Township in Licking Co. (map courtesy of #NewAlbanyInternationalBusinessPark)
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Next week is #Thanksgiving, and like millions of Americans, staff at GOPC will be traveling, gathering with our families, and giving thanks. This month, we are devoting our #OHCommunitySpotlight to our hometowns & special places around Ohio #GOPCThread
GOPC’s @AlisonGoebelOH grew up in the Chicago suburbs but has lived in #Ohio long enough to feel like a native. She claims @Mansfield_Ohio & @TiffinOhioGov as her adopted homes. #GOPCThread
@AlisonGoebelOH @Mansfield_Ohio @TiffinOhioGov GOPC did an #OHCommunitySpotlight on #Mansfield earlier this year, focused on the amazing past, present & potential futures of the Fun City. Mansfield has a rich manufacturing history, which continues today while also diversifying into “eds & meds”
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The #Zapatista tour of #Ireland, a long aul’ thread (but pix and vids!) to wrap up

In 1994 indigenous peasants in the mountains of SE Mexico rose up against #neoliberal capitalism, their latest struggle in 500 years of resisting colonialism…

#LaGiraZapatistaVa #EZLN Zapatista women at La Realidad
If you need a backgrounder, here's Mick McCaughan, ex-Latin American correspondent for the Irish Times and Guardian introducing why the #Zapatistas matter:

27 years later, they hold liberated territory the size of Munster –

governing themselves from below

with a powerful #womxn’s movement

practicing #AgroEcology

and with their own culture, education system, community media...

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Companies tied to housing revising guidance due to supply chain. Commentary from our builder survey this month indicates things getting worse before they get better. Homes sitting, waiting for materials (dead days). Big delays in windows. Delta outbreaks. In sum, a crapshoot. 🧵
#Nashville builder: “It's a crap shoot. Some municipalities will issue permits in 1 week, & others are 6-9 months behind. Supply chain is a mess. Windows are now 7 months out, cabinets are 6 months out, etc.”
#Chicago builder: “Build cycle increased due to backordered materials including bathtubs, appliances, & ceramic tile. Trades are much more limited in availability & now have some ‘dead days’ with no activity.”
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Just surveyed 6,000+ real estate agents across country. Top themes from our 1st ever RESALE agent survey: 1) Buyer fatigue, w/rumblings of remorse. 2) Bidding wars a bit less bonkers. 3) Cash is King & ton of investors. 4) Inventory gridlock. Commentary across country to follow…
#LosAngeles agent: “20-minute allotted home viewing time slots with offers due next day by noon, & buyers are asked to give up every contingency under the sun.”
#NYC agent: “Luxury home buyers feel the market is overpriced & have backed off.”
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Can we say that what is happening in #Afghanistan is the #EndOfAnEra? Yes, in many different ways... (thread) >
First, it's the end of this 20-year era in US/world politics bracketed by 2 searing, much-photographed incidents that each involved (a) airplanes & (b) desperate people falling out of the sky. >
So we can say it's the end of this era of the US's attempt to invade & then completely control/remake #Afghanistan. Many Americans (solipsistic, as usual) compare this solely to #Vietnam1975. However, >
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Video of OIS shooting in #Columbus

Slow motion clearly shows the knife and the attempted stabbing the officer stopped.
Here's the ambulance chaser activists chanting the name of the person who was shot while attempting to stab someone.

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Shields Wall March in #Columbus, OH outside PD HQ after an officer involved shooting of a 15 year old girl earlier today. Initial reports say had a knife and charged the officer.


Marching continues. No clashes with police yet, they are still close to the march

Walking past Statehouse

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INTERVIEW: Tonight, I interviewed three "boogaloo boys" and original organizers of the armed rallies taking place Sunday at state capitols.

@henrylocke16, @classcountryboi, and one who wanted to remain fully anonymous will be participating tomorrow, and went on camera.
The group clarified to me that their rally, which had been organized for months, isn't pro-Trump.

"We recognize that Joe Biden is going to to be the next president of the United States," said @henrylocke16. "Fulfill your oath and respect our constitutional rights."
Another of them said he doesn't care who the president is, and doesn't even vote.

His priority is more-so state governments, he says.

"Honestly, I think our beef is more with our states than the fed."
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El espacio: la última frontera.
Éste es el hilo de los viajeros (y viajeras) que han traspasado esa frontera en una aventura dedicada a la exploración hasta alcanzar lugares donde nadie había podido llegar. #Cosmonauts #Astronauts
Va a ser un hilo muy largo...
Yuri Gagarin (1934-1968). Primer hombre en el espacio y en órbita. El Vostok 1 fue lanzado el 12 de Abril de 1961 y completó una órbita (108 minutos). El abrió el camino con el nombre clave "Кедр" (Cedro).
Alan Shepard (1923-1998). Primer norteamericano en el espacio con el Mercury-Redstone 3 en un vuelo suborbital el 5 de Mayo de 1961. Su cápsula Freedom 7 alcanzó los 190 km de altura y su vuelo duró 15 minutos.
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It’s hard to separate #COLUMBUS THE MAN from COLUMBUS THE MYTH from COLUMBUS THE MONSTER. He was all 3. As a MAN: The supposedly Genoan mariner (he never wrote a word in Ligurian, the language of Genoa) had red hair that went prematurely gray according to eyewitness accounts. 1/
Genealogical cases have been made for him being Spanish, Ibizan, Portuguese, a converted Jew, a Polish descendant of King Wladyslaw III, Norwegian, or Scottish (really:… )
In the realm of MYTH is Washington Irving’s portrayal of the mariner-businessman as a man of science intent on proving the Earth was round. That was literary license. Columbus & mariners & astronomers knew at least since the time of Aristotle (4th c. BC) that Earth was round. 3/
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Here at the Christopher Columbus statue at Roosevelt and Columbus with most of Chicagos media after we got word that the city plans to tear the statue down at 11:00 P.M. tonight. #Chicago #ChicagoProtests Image
Hearing conflicting reports now that the Statue will come down but not tonight.

A cop on scene was overheard saying "they let the cat out of the bag on this one, it won't happen tonight"

#Chicago #ChicagoProtests
John Catanzara is here on scene at the Columbus Statue at Columbus and Roosevelt wearing an Italia Jacket calling the Mayor a "coward".

#Chicago #ChicagoProtests Image
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Big thread: Today a heavily armed coalition of activists including right-wingers, "boogaloo bois," Proud Boys, a self-proclaimed "New Black Panther" and militia groups converged for a rally against laws mandating people wear masks for #COVID19 spread prevention.
A coalition of leftists including #BlackLivesMatter and #Antifa showed up to counter-demonstrate. Police formed a line between the two sides.
I'll dive into this more with video in this thread (which takes longer, be patient!), but when police split right-wingers from leftists, the "#BoogalooBoys" largely stood in the middle or on the leftist side.

Some right wingers condemned them as "siding with the left."
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1/Last night a Police station was taken over by protesters and demolished. The Police had to flee
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THREAD: 1/n. I have a self-quarantined central #Ohio client who was on the #CarnivalValor cruise with this man. I believe that our #Columbus community needs to know of her experience with #Carnival and @OHdeptofhealth.

I will be updating this thread as I find out more.
2/ My client is female, between 45-50 years old. Before I continue, people should know that she has been in public places in central #Ohio for days. She found out from a friend this morning who had seen this morning's @ColumbusHealth #COVID19 announcement. Places she's been:
3/ Sunday March 9th: @Costco at #Polaris; #Costco in #PlainCity; #Aldi in #Delaware.

Wed. March 12th, after work: @TommysPizzaOhio but not yet sure which location.
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Lights for Liberty #50States #CloseTheCamps
#LightsforLiberty #Lights4Liberty

THREAD of all 50 States & DC
Find your State's & Retweet it to your Senators (I've tagged) & Rep
All Twitter Handles here:
In the "very red, very small" town of Anniston #Alabama

#LightsforLiberty #Lights4Liberty
#AL @brookecarbo
@SenDougJones @SenShelby
THREAD #50States
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Thread on The TRUTH about #ChristopherColumbus and #ColumbusDay -

After Reading and Watching this...Ask Yourself, "Is This Someone That Deserves to be Celebrated?"…

“As soon as I arrived in the Indies, on the first Island which I found, I took some of the natives by force in order that they might learn and might give me information of whatever there is in these parts.”
Upon Arrival, Columbus Said:

“They willingly traded everything they owned…They do not bear arms, They would make fine servants…. With fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want.”

This Tone, Then Changes...
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Just got off a @ColumbusCrewSC conference call with Anthony Precourt. A lot of tough Qs for the owner from the Ohio media. Naturally. And...
Mood seems really dour for Columbus. Barring some miracle, it's hard to picture this #MLS team staying. Seems like train has left station
Precourt spoke very excitedly about #Austin and cast considerable doubt on viability of #Columbus.
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