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#SimonPelhamBarr
* Politically Active
* Committed to the #NewDeal
* Professional life started as a CHEMIST
* ALso was a journalist
* Barr was appointed first divisional director for #LibraryBinding
* Cross-industry code for labor, competition, standards
[2] Overseeing book binding standards for the nation. That is akin to having influence of the Google search algorithms today.
[3] A 2005 event - the 70th annual meeting for the LBI (Library Binding Institute), is in search for a photo of the Executive Director of the LBI from 1935 to 1947 - Pelham #Barr

-> BUT HE NEVER LIKED TO HAVE HIS PHOTO TAKEN <-
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Updated #Democrats 2020 Pres. Primary Candidates & Delegates Map begun mid-Mar. Now 23 candidates. So many candidates from higher pledged del. states is attempt to dilute 1st round majority vote (50%+1), forcing 2nd rnd, bringing Automatic del (not so supers) back into play.
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August 2018, @DNC voted (as a concession to #Progressives ) to remove not-so-super automatic delegates, but only for 1st rnd voting. A real reform would have removed them entirely - hence the flood of Dem. candidates - an end run around to concession.
demrulz.org/news/dnc-membe…
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Since the 1982 Hunt Commission creation of not-so-super automatic delegates to prevent #Progressives from being elected, graphic ⬇️ shows how many candidates ran each election vs no. that withdrew before #DNC Convention.
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On Sunday it will be 17 years, 7 months, 17 days since WTC attack on 9/11 ...
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What does gender equality have to do with peace-building? a brief thread:
#UNSCR1325 calls for the inclusion of women and girls in peace-building. it recognizes that they 1) "are differentially impacted by conflict and war," and 2) play a critical (but undervalued) role in development efforts.

more info:usip.org/gender_peacebu…
but not all #feminist models are created equal. different theories assert different assumptions about the intersection between gender equality, conflict, and peace-building. #GenderEquality #SDGs #PeaceBuilding
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To move rightward, is about the desire to conserve, hence #conservative. In order to want to conserve, you have to have something you want to conserve. If all you have is debt and more #debt, what the heck do you have to conserve? @sapinker
The progression to more right with age is a historically temporary #American phenomenon born out of the fact that #boomers acquired increasing affluence because of the society in which they found themselves as a result of the #NewDeal & #progressive policies which they inherited
Having been born on third base and believing they had hit a triple, as a generation, they decided to slow this #wealth distribution thing down a little and now we find ourselves where we find ourselves. The move rightwards requires something to conserve.
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Graeber/W pitching Fukuyama all embrac. style ag Fukuyama: what's the point?

Both wanna descr THE World Hist as 1 devel 🤪; G/W go on as if we're to forget #sociology & its #capitalism insights incl. Capit means A+SOME! qual diff ways of org society #Marx #Durkheim #Foucault
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G/W explain inequality is dealth with regularly throughout hist: "Rather than idling in some primordial innocence, until the genie of inequality was somehow uncorked, our prehistoric ancestors seem to have successfully opened and shut the bottle on a regular basis..." Ok, fine
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G/W conclude on the above : "If so, then the real question is not “what are the origins of social inequality?” but, having lived so much of our history moving back and forth between different political systems, “how did we get so stuck?”

Focus Q: "how did we get so stuck?"
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***New Thread*** people are not going to like this much but here goes. The emergence of a figure like @realDonaldTrump didn’t happen by accident. He is the product of the vulnerability of the US political system. He is the by product of a culture that enables men to bypass .....
... convention and ethics. Only in America would you “elect” a thrice married, racist, traitorous, beholdened “man.” This didn’t just happen. This is a result of the “vast right wing conspiracy,” that @HillaryClinton was speaking about in the late 1990s. This is a result ......
... of the reversal of the #truthdoctrine and #citizensunited ; this is a result of sheer laziness and complacency with removing the paper ballots and putting faith in computer tabulated results for election results. President Trump is the end product of a generation of .......
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