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This morning's Pause for Thought: (Thread)

I’ve been thinking about three people this week.
- Jesus, as it was Easter weekend.
- Martin Luther King Jr, as it was the 53rd anniversary of his assassination on Sunday.

#Easter #MLK53 #MLKDAY
- And Mahatma Gandhi, as today is the anniversary of The Salt March – a 24 day protest against the British Salt Tax in India.

We often talk of Jesus, Gandhi, and Martin Luther-King Jr. in glowing terms. But actually their lives were lives of difficulty.
All three of them promoted non-violent resistance against injustice, yet often I feel we sanitise their stories, and neuter their contributions to history.
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The same @Pontifex who condemned Azerbaijan’s military aggression against Armenia, the same Pope to recognize the #ArmenianGenocide you deny, and the same Pope that on Easter called on #Azerbaijan to #FreeArmenianPows

Oh and by the way, read this Nasimi
From talking about @Pontifex and #Easter to fake propaganda and #Armenophobia #DontBelieveAzerbaijan Image
1) King Urnayr of Caucasian Albania was baptized by Catholicos Saint Gregory the Illuminator in 314. Caucasian Albania along with Caucasian Iberia (326) were extremely intertwined with Armenia and among the first nations to convert to Christianity. Nothing to do with Azerbaijan.
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I just popped on here for a minute to get a news update and there are debates going on in my mentions about Mary Magdalene. This reminds me that one of the best things about Twitter is the side order of erudition.

Mary Magdalene is a pivotal figure in the Easter story.
The debate over Magdalene's status as an unmarried woman hanging out with married and unmarried men has been going on for millennia and is very much about erasing her role and that of all women in the Christian story. Something to contemplate, since Jesus was not sexist.
Whether she was or was not an actual sex worker, that her story is framed as a "fallen" woman is meant to diminish her role as, with John the Apostle, Jesus's confidant. Magdalene was the person that the risen Jesus first appeared to. Then John. Those Jesus loved most.
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On the 53rd anniversary of the day Dr. King was assassinated, here is a #thread of #speeches and #sermons in which he speaks truth to power, shares about his philosophy of nonviolence, and expounds on issues of injustice and what our righteous, rigorous response should be. #MLK
“We’re coming to get our check.” #MLK on #poverty, #economic inequality, and America’s refusal to distribute “land to Black people, although the nation distributed land to other groups.
Today also marks the 54th anniversary of #MLK’s ‘Beyond #Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence.’ Please spend some time with it. “If America's soul becomes totally poisoned, part of the autopsy must read: Vietnam.” Link:
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Today’s walk was designed to avoid the BH crowds, and it paid off.

It was worth picking our way along a muddy track and crossing a stony dry stream bed.

We didn’t see anyone until we nearly got home.



The last time we walked up into these woods there was still ice on the ground.

Today the sun was winning against a cool breeze and the trees were coming into leaf.


The silver birches shimmered in the sunshine.

The breeze made the treetops rustle and rattle.


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“No Lie Can Hold This Body Down” | A Resurrection Sunday Sermon by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II…
“Evil may so shape events that Caesar will occupy a palace and Christ a cross, but that same Christ will rise up and split history into A.D. and B.C., so that even the life of Caesar must be dated by his name.” -Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
When I see what some so-called Christian pastors and politicians are doing in the name of Jesus, it makes me ask the resurrection question, "What have they done with my Lord?" #Easter #Easter2021
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Hunt joined @Citi as VP #mortgage unit. It looked like gr8 career move. Housing market booming & NYC- based bank, then 6th-largest lender in USA, was ® 3.5% of all home loans. She supervised 65 mortgage underwriters at her #CitiMortgage HQ

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💰 31 million 😸 @catturd2
NYC📍 @rogerwaters

I searched "Pros and Cons of whistleblowing" on Tw

Julian #Assange could use #Money🎤 🎹 like that


"Woman who couldn't be intimidated by #Citigroup wins 31 million"…
#ProsAndConsOfHitchhiking thread with @catturd2™ & @rogerwaters. Mainly 100% me talking. This about a @pinkfloyd song. RIP🍃Syd.

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In 1920, the "Nabi Musa" celebrations took place on April 4, coinciding with #Passover and the Greek Orthodox #Easter.
Amin al-Husseini, who was then at the beginning of his career, and Araf al-Araf stirred up the celebrating crowd with enthusiastic hate speech that day.
As a result, after the traditional prayer at the end of the holiday, the incited #Arab crowd marched from the mosque in the Judean Desert, 20 kilometers from #Jerusalem, to the homes of the #Jews in Old Jerusalem, shouting "Adbah al-Yehud" (Slaughter the Jews).
And a call that later turned out to be correct - "a-Daula Mana" ("The (British) government is with us").
The #Arab crowd shouted "Independence Independence" & sang: "#Palestine is our land - the #Jews are our dogs." During all this time, #Arab
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Part 1 of our short film "This is Bible Science "यह है बाइबिल विज्ञान!"

What are your children learning?
Part 2:
Part 3:
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It's #Easter tomorrow, and Great Lakes Rabbit Sanctuary is awesome & got a billboard up encouraging folks to buy chocolate 🐰, not real 🐇 that require a LOT of preparation, care, and commitment. Which is awesome!

Give them ❤️ and $ if you can they rock
And seriously don't give live bunnies as Easter gifts. Bunnies are AWESOME but they're NOT "easier" than cats or dogs. Need special diets, vets, as prey animals they hide illness (💔), and they need (bunny proofed) space to run. They're amazing & awesome but also living animals.
And if you do get a bunny, adopt one that needs a home. We still haven't gotten another - I know, Biden won, but we just haven't had time to figure out how to configure this small apartment to be happy and safe for a bunny yet if we even can. Sucks but someday hopefully soon. 🐇
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An #Easter basket is incomplete without Peeps. How are these marshmallow blobs made?

We visited Just Born's Pennsylvania factory to see how @PEEPSBrand's iconic treats come to life. 👇
Peeps are a household name.

People use them nationwide to make dioramas, participate in the "100 Peeps challenge," and even pop them in the microwave to see if they'll explode.
Easter accounts for 70% of Peeps' annual sales.

But Peeps fell into the Just Born company's lap sort of by accident.…
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1) Morning @GavinWilliamson, just reading the update from @PHE_uk @GOVUK below ⬇️.…
2) Wondering how this particular bit of advice ⬇️ will play out in schools & early years settings after #Easter?

Crowded poorly ventilated classrooms w/ up to 30 kids from different households are the very essence of HIGH RISK spaces. Dining rooms/PE halls could even be worse!
3) If I’ve understood it correctly anywhere in the RED AREAS needs extra attention?

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@catturd2 Enjoy the radio show😸
@catturd2 😸R😸o😸g😸e😸r😸

💌 @rogerwaters💎

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IS HISTORY ALL TRUE SERIES: when even the #Calendar isn’t❓

*Based on the noble science of #Astronomy; the sister science to #Geometry, #Mathematics and the “almost” lost numerical science mysteries. Which was mastered in
“ancient” times, but is close to forgotten, in these “modern” days. Go figure❗️😄☦️

Navigation of the oceans was man’s first real great step of personal evolution, here on earth. The earliest of discovered sciences; #astronomy; allowed men to navigate through
routes to known territories; or to discover new ones, by the endlessly reliable positions of the stars and constellations, in the night sky. Hence; much diligent study, over who knows how many epochs, and great civilizations; was an esteemed scholarly pursuit. And led to a vast
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🐶LIVE FROM SACRAMENTO, it’s #science #trivia night! Welcome to @TriviaWithBens hosted for @CapSciComm🌶️ #CapSciCommLive! Follow the game here on Twitter or find dial-in instructions for the live audio here:… Tonight's special theme: #EASTER! 🙏🏾🐣🐰 [1/n]
🐶@TriviaWithBens Rules: No limit on how many people to a team—solo, with family/roommates, or virtually with friends! Come up with your team name and have a great time. Tweet selfies with your team and team name all night long by tagging @TriviaWithBens and #CapSciCommLive 🌶️!
🐶@TriviaWithBens Rules for #CapSciCommLive 🌶️: We will score answers after each round. Y'all are on your honor to score your own sheets. No checking your phone/internet or your home bookshelf for answers while playing! This isn't a Google-contest 😂🧐…
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SPECIAL ANALYSIS: #Mutualaid is the medicine that bodies respond well to,the antidote to #capitalism, the salve for those basic elements of humanity ruthlessly shanked by our system. Charity pities. Mutual aid understands. 
By: @ActivistEleanor
As state and local authorities struggle and the federal government focus on saving #WallStreet, a volunteer-driven mutual aid revolution is taking hold in disenfranchised communities across #America.
#Covid_19 #coronavirus
#EasterSunday #Easter #mondaythoughts Image
As Dezeray Lyn, member of the Tampa, FL Mutual Aid Response to COVID-19 puts it, “Charity is transactional, hierarchical.” Mutual aid is about “sharing with your community because they are us, we are them.” 
#MondayVibes #TrumpVirus #coronavirus Image
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SPECIAL ANALYSIS: UN Secretary General @antonioguterres called for a global ceasefire: “There should be only one fight in our world today, our shared battle against #COVID19.” Over 70 nations have endorsed the ceasefire,but not the #US.
By: Roger D. Harris…
#Cuba has sent over 700 health professionals all over the world to fight #COVID19. The antiviral recombinant Interferon alfa-2b, developed in Cuba, has been successfully used in #China to treat the virus in its early stages and is being exported widely. 
#coronavirus #Easter
The #Venezuelan air force mobilized to carry #Cuban medical brigades to Caribbean counties fighting #COVID19 . Venezuelan soldiers mustered not to their guns but to sewing machines to stitch surgical #Masks for civilians to protect them from #coronavirus.
#Venezuela #Cuba #Easter
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🚨BREAKING: Good news on #Easter! New #coronavirus cases per day in the US *appear to have peaked*.

Lockdowns and #PhysicalDistancing are finally paying off.

@realDonaldTrump is pushing to reopen, but if we let our foot off the brake too soon, #COVID19 cases will explode again.
While new #coronavirus cases per day appear to have peaked, our cumulative total number of cases has soared to nearly 560,000, exceeding all other nations (#China NOT accurate).

Sadly, we are *MASSIVELY undercounting* due Trump's FAILURE to roll out adequate #COVID19 testing.🤬
As I've warned, even though new #coronavirus cases per day *appear* to have peaked, the daily death toll will *keep rising*, because it takes several weeks for #COVID19 patients to succumb after diagnosis.

Now that new cases have peaked, new deaths/day should peak in ~1-2 weeks.
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As the #Christian community prepares for #Easter, which will take place on #Sunday, #Israel’s permit regime decides who will receive permits to travel to Jerusalem and who will not.
By: @P_Strickland_
#TrumpsEasterTraditions #EasterSunday #Easter…
#Israel severely restricts the freedom of movement for both #Christian and #Muslim #Palestinians — including their access to holy sites in Jerusalem and elsewhere.
#JesusIsAlive #TrumpsEasterTraditions #EasterSunday #Easter #COVID19
Jerusalem is home to a number of holy sites for the Abrahamic faiths. For Christians, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, which dates back to 326 A.D., is the place where #JesusChrist is believed to have been crucified.
#EasterSunday #Easter #COVID19 #SundayMotivation
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@NicolasMaduro wrote: "From the beginning, #DonaldTrump downplayed and even denied it ( #coronavirus ), the same way he has done with #climatechange.
By: @AlanRMacLeod
Graphics: @MintPressNews
#COVID19 #EasterSunday #Easter Image
The crisis in the #UnitedStates aggravates because, despite having the resources @realDonaldTrump, is not willing to transform the healthcare system to prioritize full care for the population instead of profit-based private pharmaceutical industry.”
Unlike in the United States where #coronavirus treatment can cost up to $35,000 and where #Trump seems more concerned about the economy than about peoples’ lives, Venezuela is handling the crisis by placing value in health over profits.…
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Dear Lagosians,

As we commemorate the sacrifice of love this #Easter, I bring to you more awesome news from our isolation facilities. Today, 5 more patients; 4 females, and 1 male have been discharged to reunite with their families and the society.
With the newly discharged patients, we now have a total of 55 people that have been successfully managed for #COVID19 at our isolation facilities and discharged to the community

This news, especially on this important day gives me joy and I am sure it does the same to you too.
While we look forward to more great news from our effort to contain #COVID19, let's continue to do the right thing. Stay at home, practice #SocialDistancing, observe the highest possible personal hygiene and report suspicious cases to the appropriate persons.

Happy #Easter.
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But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. #Easter
As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white...They said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping?’ #EasterSunday
‘They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.’ #EasterSunday
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Many of us will have felt a bit sad this #Easter weekend, as we stay at home during this lovely weather.

Well, here’s a story about an African non-biting midge that will make you feel a LOT better about your social life, and hopefully might inspire you ⬇️

You think you’ve had it hard, as you #StayHome and watch Netflix, eat Easter eggs or do ANOTHER online quiz about what type of cheese you are.

Spare a thought for this little guy, Polypedilum vanderplanki. Its FANTASTIC name is about all it has going for it, as we'll now explain
Polypedilum vanderplanki (we’re going to just call it George from now on, for the sake of ease) lives in rock pools in Africa. Sounds lovely, right?

Well, the problem is that the water in these rock pools can disappear in a matter of minutes, due to the intense heat.
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