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I am an admirer of Virginian @GlennYoungkin & never hesitate to criticize @TerryMcAuliffe & other figures of both parties, but let me explain what this is really all about. It is about eclampsia, what killed the
@DowntonAbbey daughter who died in childbirth.
@VA_GOP @700club 1/
2/ The Republican Woman Governor of Alabama signed a bill about late term abortions with this important exception: "except in case of emergencies" She understands about eclampsia & that childbirth is inherently dangerous. It is only relevant for emergencies like that. #RVA
3/ I don't think any @vademocrats have effectively or precisely explained why this may rarely but sometimes be medically needed. My sister became eclamptic & convulsed in childbirth. Fortunately both she & my nephew survived. Women die this way. @KathyKLTran @TerryMcAuliffe
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@LouiseMensch @911CORLEBRA777 @DeptofDefense @USPacificFleet @20committee @GCHQ @ASDGovAu @JoeBiden I've noticed another disturbing trend in academia &the arts, re-writing history to a warped anti-American, anti whatever they want to attack, self flagellating attacks on America, trashing anything successful/excellent, a recurrence of 60s,70s academic/pseudo intellectual hate.
@LouiseMensch @911CORLEBRA777 @DeptofDefense @USPacificFleet @20committee @GCHQ @ASDGovAu @JoeBiden Example #BUNK History has many antiestablishment tropes such as condemnation of any country's long term occupation of a country (eg Afghanistan). While @JoeBiden wouldn't buy it, his far left loonies would. These tropes are similar to #CriticalRaceTheory in their destructiveness
@LouiseMensch @911CORLEBRA777 @DeptofDefense @USPacificFleet @20committee @GCHQ @ASDGovAu @JoeBiden Just as there is #CRT thrust to teach children they are white oppressors responsible for the lack of progress of black people, there is a concurrent "reimagining" History AND a plan to put this reimagined history in childrens' classrooms teaching them this radical agenda. #RVA
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#BLM originates from two Marxist leaders (see their @YouTube videos) who took its techniques directly from Marxist praxis of confrontation, disruption & destruction. Because of our concern for #BlackLivesMatter goals we don’t criticize, but embezzlement of #BLM funds hurts them.
Why don’t LGR local grass roots #BLM take control of your future? A tall young man, a protester, held his sign #BlackFuturesMatter I saw his frustration. Tall, maybe 🏀 player, then after basketball 🏀 no job. That’s on my door. Make YOUR FUTURE matter. #BlackLivesMatter
@POTUS @JoeBiden has many plans for education, #blackentrepreneurs and many opportunities. To minimize debt, go to community colleges. @JSargentReynold downtown has many career track programs. Look there, call. HS counselors can advise you. @RPS_Schools Jobs in healthcare, tech
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@marclamonthill @AfricanaCarr African Americans have been part of America's story from the beginning. African Americans were called servants in Va records of the early 1620s. Only 1 non Christian was recorded bound for life. Freed servants W/B were common, some owned land, had servants #RVA Free community too
@marclamonthill @AfricanaCarr These facts are from well documented historical sources from The Story of Virginia. Bound Away, ~1000 scholarly references, University of Virginia Press. I got it @VirginiaMuseum as it had African origins info for AfrAm Virginians. #RVA @RTDNEWS @FreePressRVA
@marclamonthill @AfricanaCarr @VirginiaMuseum @RTDNEWS @FreePressRVA This research was published 20+years ago. People think they have discovered history when THEY first learn about it. @RTDNEWS #CriticalRaceTheory #BlackLivesMatter People were teaching Va history w pics of bound black people arriving in1619 in 4th grade 60 yrs ago #RVA @nytimes
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Unconscionable for #rvacouncil to say "We're doing things the #RVA way - obviously the wrong way -high crime, defund @RichmondPolice The people are dying. Not from the police but #Crime is skyrocketing, gun violence unprecedented, topping the bad old days of 80s. Shameful.
The only reason crime is down this year is because of the #COVID19 lockdown. Everything has been closed. People indoors. Still lots of shootings. @RichmondPolice @jonburkettcbs6
@RPS_Schools are worst in the state. Gun violence highest. And #rvacouncil says "We do things the Richmond way." So what if we pay @RichmondPolice less than anywhere else in Central Va. So what if schools are dead last. So what if babies are shot in Mom's arms killing both. #RVA
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Maybe you've seen this, but this week my students and I went on an eye-opening trip through the @americanpano Mapping Inequality project from @UR_DSL

#Redlining in #RVA: a quick #Thread
Background: the federal govt's Home Owners' Loan Corporation was a New Deal org aimed at helping people keep their homes post-Depression. Financially, it did pretty well - even turning a small profit
But to "help" mortgage lenders, they generated maps of urban areas, color-coded by how "secure" neighborhoods would be for home loans. Here's the RVA map - guess what they based "security" on?
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@rontkim I presume you mean well, but have zero experience actually managing anything in the real world. In a pandemic like this some liability shield is reasonable providing they follow @CDCgov guidance. @nytimes Lack of PPE was a national crisis NOT caused by @NYGovCuomo
Have you forgotten this? That's how dire the situation was. Staff would have taken care of details of transfers. Nursing homes in #RVA & everywhere were worse. Those with lower D levels stricken worse. AfrAm, Hispanic, Asian have dif gene networks 4 D
To count anything you would list deaths where they occurred, such as hospitals, not look up patients' primary residence. They don't report by residence but where death occurred Your "follow the money" argument fails, since it was worse for nursing homes to take them. @newsweek
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@SpeakerPelosi the film of the Oakland attacks were NOT white supremacists. They’re crimes by black criminals attacking AsianAm store owners. ProudBoys leader isHispanic. Neo-nazi broadcasting fr Russia name Nazzaro - #ActiveMeasures Stop paintings every action as hate @MSNBC
You must name a demon to cast it out (Biblical) In science, you must precisely identify problem to solve it. @TheDemocrats refusal to enforce the law in 2020 riots is a big factor that inflamed people, who then listened to Trump lies. If Dems take over, it will happen everywhere.
That’s what most Trump supporters (not those attacking Capitol) but ordinary well groomed middle aged women fear, with cause.Also most rally goers were not white supremacists, or PB.They’re CEOs, business owners, people concerned about crime, lawlessness, safe neighborhoods. #RVA
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@McGuireWoodsLLP wrote many of the zoning laws. This issue McAuliffe is trying to raise to distract from the fact that inner city #RVA has gone to Hades under #StandDownStoney & because of McA's destruction of our #HUBZONE at the @VABiotechPark around #MCV_VCU Others don't know
I AM going to write the history of #RVA the past 50 years -as witness/participant. I AM tired of all the #LIES #TrumpLiedStoneyLied McAuliffe destroyed inner city #RVA & now is trying to create a different narrative since he needs to steal more from Virginia as Gov @RTDOpinions
This is an example of starting a fire so people are so distracted by the blaze & excitement they don't realize how much money you stole while you were robbing them. #RVA @RTDNEWS This story is untrue about #RVA the past 40+ years. @RTDOpinions @NBC12 Black neighbors come/go.
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WHAT HYPOCRISY! @SusanRSwecker @vademocrats accusing ANYONE of lack of transparency/not responding to FOIA requests! #McAwful had his bought & paid for new blue GA add 180 exemptions to state FOIA laws to conceal his thefts from poor black children in #RVA @bluevirginia @RTDNEWS
#RobinHoodInReverse = #TerryMcAwful @DelRichAnderson @cToddGilbert @TommyNorment @BillStanley note the Tweet to Swecker & VaDems above. McAuliffe's GA had 180 exemptions to state FOIA added to hide his many thefts of resources for poor Virginians a HUBZONE in #RVA & across #RoVA
They astoundingly @vademocrats are trying to add another FOIA exemption #181 to cover up their latest crimes against certain individuals and this Commonwealth. @VASenate @VaHouse @GovernorVA #SHAMELESS
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Also clean up the filth & vermin at "Lord of the Flies" Circle, don't just wall it off @GovernorVA. That area is a filthy, unsanitary, unsightly eyesore, that contributed greatly to the pandemic. @RTDNEWS #RVA your legacy is 100 days of filth, fires, failures & chaos.
1)I imagine Palm Sundays after church, Congregations walk around Lee Circle with palm fronds and back to Sunday services 2) imagine Easter Parade for all races along Monumnet Avenue, Easter bonnet contest (adults, children & dogs) on base of Lee Monument 3) Monument Ave 10K #RVA
4) imagine children drawing chalk hop-scotch patterns on Monument Ave on Easter Sunday #RVA 5) imagine Richmond marathon along Monument Ave 6) imagine international bike races thru #rva along Monument Ave 7)imagine runners & walkers safely walking on Virginia's most beautiful ave
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@VaHouseDems @VaSenateDems major cause of health disparities for African Americans is NOT racism. #FactsMatter Vitamin D deficiency (genetic) is most frequently cited factor in scientific literature. @NIH program All of Us is a major research effort to address this. #science
Dr.FrancisCollins, who led #HumanGenome project is PgmDirector It will discern genetic, environment, life style factors for 1 million Americans, all races, ample # AfrAm in study. Let #Science determine the answer on this. I am on the mailing list & will report findings.
Vitamin D is the big factor. AfrAms have different gene networks for D, not a vitamin, but a hormone that regulates immune response. Those catching #COVID19 also had low D levels as well. I have told many friends & #RVA about D, so have your friends& family all take D #Science
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@RTDMPW Your assertions about what Virginians taught, believed rely on inaccurate reports like the one on Virginia textbooks based on a magazine article written by nonVirginians about what they WANT to infer about this Commonwealth to gain some sense of power by disparaging VA
2 You viciously assert that Richmond & Virginians deny slavery, hide it. I am a witness to the history about which you & Wilson claim to know, have been in #RVA 5 decades. I need to describe an eye witness account of RVA history. Hatred is not just the purview of Trump MAGAhats
3. I had the 4th grade text, which showed 1619 events, including first Africans in VA shown bound together as they disembarked the ship atJamestown. No one glossed over the fact they were bound. Other assertions in that article are incorrect. People were called servants or family
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The #BiggestLie Don't believe these @DonScott757 marijuana is NOT a harmless drug AND black communities suffer MOST #SocialJustice #FactsMatter @MercuryVirginia…
Read these reports and view videos from those with the experience of legalization -In poor neighborhoods of Denver, there are pot shops for every 47 residents. #SocialJustice is NOT legalizing pot but decriminalize, as GA did last spring. @DonScott757
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100 day riots, destruction of history, leadership failure, fecklessness, bad decisions by #StandDownStoney & @GovernorVA r unforced errors unrelated to #COVID19 @NBC12 @PostOpinions Total ANNUAL hit >$15 Billion @VASenate @VaHouse #RVA @RalphNortham @VAChamber @rvabizsense
These are permanent hits to VA economy, does NOT INCLUDE ACTUAL $ COST of physical DAMAGES or restoration/rebuild costs, which should be determined. @VirginiaBiz @VASenateDems @GovernorVA #RVA
Giddy w power, @GovernorVA & #StandDownStoney wrecked #RVA thoughtless of cost or consequences, despite being warned. @timkaine @MarkWarner Better way was in hand, previously planned by thoughtful inclusive process, but wrecking, destroying chosen instead…
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#RVA @RTDNEWS @NBC12 Judge Reilly Marchant must be re-elected in a yr by VA GA, now controlled by far left lib Dems, so his decisions are guided by his own survival instincts. Kingsport, TN native Ed Ayers made a career of trashing Virginia & it cost him presidency of UR. @CBS6
Ayers & I are peers. He started teaching history at UVA same year I started teaching chemistry at UR, 1980. He remained in academia. My path led to the real world - in industry, where I spent 20 years, &had an epiphany. Business IS the creation of wealth! @rvabizsense #RVA
I don't object to monument removal, IF done legally by due process & IN ACCORDANCE WITH The Law, not in response to emotional accusatory canards demonizing those with opposing views. That kind of cynical divisiveness is on the ballot at all levels next week. #RVA @VASupremeCt
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#StoneyLied about @kimgray4rva position on Monuments since he appointed her co-chair of MonAvCommission. He approved recommendations of Commission -removeDavis , add context, & ADD statues of AfricanAmericans- The Fourteen AA union soldiers who received Medals of Honor. #RVA
I watch the #rvacouncil meetings. Kim opposed the restaurant tax which harmed these small businesses #RVA restaurants
#StandDownStoney has ZERO credibility because of habituate LIES #RVA #MayorDebate
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If confused by the Amendment debate, read this statement of its content. Those opposing it late seek confusion to delay. Read for yourselves. The Voting Rights Act IS IN IT by NAME. VOTE YES. #RVA @NAACP @PostOpinions @FreePressRVA Levine omits this fact.…
#RVA @RTDOpinions 2/It says "Every electoral district shall be drawn in accordance with the requirements of federal and state laws that address racial and ethnic fairness, including the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States &
3/"provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, as amended, & judicial decisions interpreting such laws. Districts shall provide, where practicable, opportunities for racial & ethnic communities to elect candidates of their choice." This is the actual amendment language #RVA
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The Richmond City Jail currently has 100 inmates who have tested positive for COVID-19. Most of these inmates have been placed in “quarantine” likely meaning many of them are currently in solitary confinement rather than receiving treatment.

The COVID-19 health crisis has
resulted in the death of an inmate. The inmate was denied medical treatment until their lungs reached 40% capacity, at which that point it was too late.

We demand that the City of Richmond take accountability for the public health crisis in the Jail. We demand the release of
inmates due to COVID-19 concerns, demand that bond be given to all inmates denied bond and demand that bond be lowered for all inmates with high bond. We demand that the city recognize this as a responsibility to ensure the safety of the citizens in their jail! No one was
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@RTDNEWS Stoney's record #RVA
1.Stoney’s first major action after becoming mayor was to fire the City Auditor who told him that RPS & City accounts needed a forensic audit. Response: Stoney fired him. Very Trumpian.Very telling about his business dealings. @FreePressRVA @CBS6
2. Stoney violated procurement procedures to build new schools, awarded the bids to crony-donors, a pattern. Discovered by Virginia Association of Contractors filing a FOIA to get documents contract bids. Costs to build them were 30-50% higher than they should be. #RVA @RTDNEWS
3.Stoney's anti-business administration drove hundreds of large businesses & laboratories out of RVA around the BioTech Park, MCV and Jackson Ward - all in a HUBZONE we had endeavored to get to regenerate Jackson Ward. These were middle class jobs. #RVA @RTDNEWS @CBS6
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remember Michael and Laura Hild, the privileged master gentrifier couple, whose plans to colonize a historically Black neighborhood were foiled by community pressure?
once the court opens back up, they will be trying to evict several families despite using their company, Church Hill Vultures -- sorry, Ventures 😉 -- to become multimillionaires while pricing working class people out of the city.
how did they do this? well, Michael Hild is said to have used $18M in fraudulent earnings to buy out shareholders of his own company, Live Well. with control of the board he fattened his greedy pockets as shown here. first, hild increased the s...
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Do not listen to the least informed person in Virginia's public life. Stoney has the worst judgement of any official in #RVA He wants to get votes & cares NOTHING for Virginia's & #RVA children. I am a scientist & had NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse)post doc studying pot
2/ I've continued research the last 10 years. I've attached a nontechnical summary. It causes brain damage, memory loss, impairs judgement, increases accidents, makes it harder to get jobs, and, and long term avg drop of 10 IQ points. Many people think its harmless. It's NOT.
3/ Marijuana is NOT a harmless drug. What the GA did in decriminalization is EXACTLY CORRECT. @VaHouseDems @VASenateDems Pot is especially harmful to children & teens. When DC legalized pot, children went to school high from breathing parents second hand smoke. #RVA #rvacouncil
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As #RVA works through 2 separate task forces, let’s talk about #PoliceReform, specifically Civilian Review Boards (CRBs)
#RVAProtests #RVACouncil #Thread
Original CRB: the 1948 Complaint Review Board in DC. Idea (going back to Progressive Era) is to provide oversight of police by folks from outside the corps of sworn officers. Data hard to find (and police don't like to give it)
BUT necessary - police internal review doesn't work (#PCPTP , or police cannot police the police); and elected oversight fails because of fear (don't want to be called weak on law-and-order politics). Police are NOT your typical bureaucracy
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@NicolleDWallace Not sure who you're talking to on health disparities, but I did a search on PubMed on COVID19 and also Health Disparities. For COVID19, it's because of Vitamin D deficiency, which is also true for several other diseases among AfrAms. D's regulates immune system.1
Most of the health disparities for AfrAm are genetic & life style choices, not sociology, but science & choices. Access to health insurance & transport to get HC are factors, but not COVID19. Vit D isn't a vitamin but hormone regulating immune function. Low D in AfrAm's genetic.
I sent the literature search I did on Health Disparities in AfrAms to @JoeBiden Pretty sure @RonaldKlain read it. The good news - much can be fixed with an affordable & easy to implement intervention, but clinical trial is needed to verify, validate & quantify everything.
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