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Why I became active in #politics

#civic action #government
via #Memes #PhotoModeMonday

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Inspired by @Teri_Kanefield
2/ I was raised Catholic and believe in this (ctto via reddit)

Love thy neighbor.
All neighbors. No exceptions.

If I really hated them then I just did not hang out w them 🤷🏻‍♀️. No hateful speech or hateful laws.
3/ Most of my family in Texas is religious, republican, & single issue voters. Anti abortion, no matter what. Even if M@ga Trumpism breaks all the other 9 commandments.

I hate that I now have to discuss forced-birth issues w beloveds.

I'm a social entrepreneur #feminist
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The Battle of Palmito Ranch was fought in Texas #OTD in 1865. The Confederate victory is widely considered the last battle of the Civil War. The battle occurred over one month after Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox and two days after Jefferson Davis was captured. Image
Both sides knew the war was virtually over, but a small contingent of Confederate forces refused to surrender near Brownsville, Texas. Many of the men serving under the Union Army there were members of the United States Colored Troops.
A fragile cease fire had been agreed to between the two sides on May 11. However, Confederate Lt. Gen. Edmund Smith of the Trans-Mississippi Department refused to accept the inevitable end of the war.
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A thread of Catholic churches that have been vandalized, attacked, and their members harassed by pro-abortion extremists:
Sacred Heart of Mary in #Boulder, Colorado (Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022). The church was also vandalized last September, with similar pro-abortion slogans, along with slashed tires and smashed windows. ImageImageImage
St. Joseph's Priory in Armada, Michigan (just north of #Detroit), a chapel of the SSPX (Wednesday, May 4th). ImageImageImage
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🧵CONTENT WARNING: Medical neglect, violence, pregnancy, fetal death, death.

It’s impossible to express the frustration, sadness and rage we shared with our community when we read Kelly Masten’s story last week.
star-telegram.com/news/local/for…
On Apr 11, 38 yr old Kelly Masten who suffers from a rare form of epilepsy, was arrested during a mental health crisis call. Kelly's almost daily seizures from the age of 2, have left her with the capacity of a 5-6 yr. old. Unable to read, write or take care of most daily needs.
Despite repeated requests from family to have her transported to JPS hospital, she was arrested and confined in a single cell in Tarrant co jail.

What followed is a horrific example of how carceral systems are designed to fail human beings, especially the most vulnerable ones.
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Fort du projet d'arrêt de la #CourSuprême revirant la jurisprudence Roe/Casey sur l'#avortement, le gouverneur du #Texas Abbott veut que la Cour revire aussi sa jurisprudence Plyler v Doe obligeant son Etat à scolariser les enfants d'#immigrés sans papiers.npr.org/2022/05/06/109…
2. Comme on l'écrivait hier à propos du projet de loi criminalisant l'avortement en #Louisiane, porté par la Chambre conservatrice locale, le probable revirement de la #CourSuprême ouvre le champ de tous les possibles pour le conservatisme radical US.
3. La décision à venir de la #CourSuprême sur l'#avortement s'inscrit dans un climat déjà accru de polarisation avec 1 droite républicaine gagnée, via les primaires, à la doctrine #Trump de nationalisme identitaire anti- système mais aussi de conservatisme social surtout au Sud.
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Galveston: In 1900, Galveston, population 36,000, was obliterated, making it the site of the worst natural disaster in US history, a sad record it retains to this day. 6,000 to 12,000 were killed, thousands of buildings wiped out, etc. 1/
2/ Galveston was rebuilt with a massive seawall and the land was raised as much as 17 feet. 15 years later, another similar hurricane and storm surge hit. The wall worked. Only 53 were killed. #Galveston #Texas #hurricane #UShistory
3/ 1900 #Galveston hurricane: Galveston was one of Texas' largest cities and was very, very wealthy. Disregarding #statistics #probabilities #science #data, plans for a seawall to protect the sandbar city were dismissed as ridiculous. #nature
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» In Polarized #Texas, Rare Agreement: #Hispanic Mother, Melissa Lucio, Should Not Be Executed - The New York Times nytimes.com/2022/04/22/us/…
Lucio’s case has brought Democratic and Republican lawmakers together in mutual outcry.

Scores of legislators have called for clemency or at least a reprieve, including those who are ordinarily vigorous backers of the death penalty.
Lucio struggled to provide for her large family. At the time of Mariah’s death, she was pregnant with twins and already had 12 children.

She had part-time work as a home health aide, her lawyers said, but struggled with drug addiction and often relied on soup kitchens for food.
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Inbox: Judge Cornelio has filed orders of voluntary recusal in all 3 cases. #Houston #HarrisCounty #Texas.

Judge Assigned Cases of Indicted Harris County Staffers Has Ties to Hidalgo, Vaccine Contract Vendor | The Texan thetexan.news/judge-assigned…
Order
Also
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#COVID19 #VariantDashboard - #UnitedStates

TOP lineages (15-DAY TRENDS):
27.06% BA.2,
15.80% BA.2.9,
13.04% BA.2.12.1, <---Spike #L452Q
12.27% BA.2.12,
8.97% BA.2.3,
8.13% BA.1.1, and
8.06% BA.2.10

Tracker (by State): tinyurl.com/mryj4uu7

#OmicronUpdates 04/18/22
#OmicronVariantUpdates #UnitedStates 04/19/22

Top circulating #sublineages: BA.2*, BA.2.9, BA.2.12.1, BA.2.12, BA.2.3, BA.1.1, and BA.2.10

* includes recently designated BA.2.x.y
Sequence count by Division - #UnitedStates 04/19/22

#NewYork, #California, ##Texas, #Illinois, #NewJersey and #Washington have submitted >200 sequences with sample collection dates between April 04 to April 19, 2022.
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Just so you feel the vibes of things in #Texas right now for #trans folk, I interviewed the mother of a nonbinary adolescent this week. The kid's teacher, in front of the whole class, announced that the reason they're trans is because they've been groomed by their queer parents.
I've got more this week in the @AustinChronicle, but let's be clear that Alex Jones, MTG, #LibsOfTikTok and every one else spreading the "groomer" meme is responsible for real harm, for creating a climate of fear, anxiety & violence for #LGBTQIA people in Texas & elsewhere.
Here's my article about the how Texas is becoming increasingly hostile to #trans people, especially trans kids, including my interview with the family from my tweet. Big thanks to @AustinChronicle for supporting my work. #LGBTQIA #ProtectTransKids
austinchronicle.com/news/2022-04-2…
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#COVID19 #VariantDashboard - #UnitedStates

TOP lineages (15-DAY TRENDS):
27.06% BA.2,
15.54% BA.2.9,
12.50% BA.2.12.1, <-- Spike L452Q!
11.73% BA.2.12,
9.49% BA.2.3,
8.43% BA.1.1, and
8.43% BA.2.10

Tracker (by State): tinyurl.com/mryj4uu7

#OmicronUpdates 04/18/22
#OmicronVariantUpdates #UnitedStates 04/18/22

Top circulating #sublineages: BA.2*, BA.2.9, BA.2.12.1, BA.2.12, BA.2.3, BA.1.1, and BA.2.10

* includes recently designated BA.2.x.y
Sequence count by Division - #UnitedStates 04/18/22

#NewYork, #California, ##Texas, #Illinois, #Washington, #NewJersey and #Florida have submitted >200 sequences with sample collection dates between April 03 to April 18, 2022.
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So some interesting things have surfaced in the last few weeks that I want to share. Be patient with me, I’m slow & get interrupted a lot. But, I think it’s worth it to share this information before the mid-term elections.

😃 Please don’t forget to vote in November…💙
This article from 04/06/2022 has been weighing on my mind…it’s regarding the #RockbridgeNetwork, defined as a coalition.

What is a “political coalition” in the US?
Not much. It’s basically a verbal, non-regulated agreement to finance an agreed upon political agenda.
While #RockbridgeNetwork is being considered a “new GOP coalition”, it isn’t, think #CambridgeAnalytica. Plus, it is not the only “new GOP coalition” popping up before mid-term elections. #ChestnutStreetCouncil has been started by Matt Schlapp, think #KochNetwork
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Ready for the #CFB Analytics Spring Top 40? Here we go. This Power Ranking is derived from a model which utilizes full Coach Staff efficiency metrics, roster talent, & returning production among other metrics. No opinion here, I just regurgitate the numbers. #NoOpinionJustNumbers
40 #Kentucky #BBN #SEC Power Rating: 61.726
Returning Production for the Wildcats may be a problem. At 39.72%, it puts them at 113th in the country. The schedule is manageable tho drawing Ole Miss & Miss State out the West. #CFB
39 #Washington #PurpleReign #Pac12
Power Rating: 62.271
Really like the new coaching staff in Seattle. Should put them in a better position to win. Roster talent purge from the prev regime will have an early effect (last 2 classes were 39th, 86th) but the ship has been righted.
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Last week, students in #Buffalo, #NY protested against a speech by Tea Party activist + former #Texas Republican chair, Allen West, who gave a speech entitled "America Is Not Racist." Last spring, West spoke at a far-Right, Qanon conference in #Dallas.
Before the demonstration, social media posts were made that "threatened violence against students protesting" West's speech. ubspectrum.com/article/2022/0…
The Allen West event was organized by the Young Americans for Liberty (YAL), which is heavily funded by the Koch Brothers + other right-wing foundations. readsludge.com/2019/05/30/koc…
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You know WHY I try to only date other trans people?

Not a single cis friend is even remotely aware of what is happening today. No one wants to know how I or my friends feel.

Complete silence.

Meanwhile, three distressing messages from trans friends.

Are we human to you?
Fascists are talking about murdering trans folks openly.

Their accounts remain unsuspended.

Their tweets are not removed.

How many cis people in your world are aware of this and how many of them actually care.

Ask yourself: why is defending our humanity off your radar? 🏳️‍⚧️ @mchooyah tweets as a father of three daughters, ill fucking
THREE states #Texas, #Alabama, and #Arkansas are forcibly de-transitioning kids.

Against their will!

This is horrifying. HORRIFYING!

… for trans people only it seems.

“But you pass.”

After they are done with the non-passing, they will come for the passing, too. Read!
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Last week, I worked alongside the most compassionate, fun, & talented staff providing #abortion care to the people of #Oklahoma, #Texas, and beyond.

We worked *hard*. We stayed late. We laughed. We cried. We took care of each other. This is my message to all of us...
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We can't keep going at this pace, y'all.
I'm tired. I'm really, really tired. Aren't you?

The hard truth is, we don't have the capacity for what's about to happen. Take your time off, now. Then take some more. Support your folx to take more time.

2/

We are the experts in caring for our communities.
We live here. We raise our families here.

Solutions for us must be led by us.

Anything less recreates the same systems of oppression we are *all* fighting. The time for urgency has passed, it's time to listen to us.

3/
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#COVID19 #VariantDashboard - #UnitedStates

TOP lineages (15-DAY TRENDS):

69.07% BA.2*, <--
26.03% BA.1.1*,
4.18% BA.1* &
0.63% None

*#Omicron

Tracker (by State, by Variant): tinyurl.com/mryj4uu7

Updated 04/04/22 Image
#OmicronVariantUpdates #UnitedStates 04/04/22

BA.2 Sequences with sample collection dates in the last 15 days: 3,503

Hotspots (15-Day trends):

>>#NewYork <<

#Texas, #California, #NewJersey, #Washington, #Florida #Massachusetts, #Illinois Image
#COVID19Updates #DeltaRegion 04/04/2022

Top Circulating Variants (last 15 days) in #Alabama, #Arkansas, #Illinois, #Louisiana, #Mississippi, #Missouri, #Kentucky, #Tennessee

BA.2 is the dominant lineage in the Delta Region

Source: tinyurl.com/mryj4uu76 ImageImageImage
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#COVID19 #VariantDashboard - #UnitedStates

TOP lineages (15-DAY TRENDS):

60.38% BA.2*, <--
32.70% BA.1.1*,
6.04% BA.1* &
0.78% None

*#Omicron

Tracker (by State, by Variant): tinyurl.com/mryj4uu7

Updated 04/02/22
#OmicronVariantUpdates #UnitedStates 04/02/22

BA.2 Sequences with sample collection dates in the last 15 days: 2,018

Hotspots (15-Day trends): #NewYork, #Washington, #California, #NewJersey, #Massachusetts, #Texas, #Colorado, #Connecticut
#COVID19Updates #DeltaRegion 04/02/2022

Top Circulating Variants (last 15 days) in #Alabama, #Arkansas, #Illinois, #Louisiana, #Mississippi, #Missouri, #Kentucky, #Tennessee

BA.2 and BA.1.1 are the dominant lineages in the Delta Region

Source: tinyurl.com/mryj4uu76
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The vanity I bought had photos in it. The vanity is 1930s/40. #Pennsylvania stamp underneath. Bought in #Houston - #Spring area of #Texas. I don't know if they go with the vanity.
I'm posting the pictures in case anyone recognizes themselves or others. I'll return the photos to family if they want them.
Most don't have writing. A few do.

"My dad" on reverse.
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#Tablazo En menos de 5 años y una "inversión" en sobornos (a empleados petroleros de Venezuela) de no más de 1 millón $$, dos empresarios establecidos en #Texas (EEUU) obtuvieron contratos de #PDVSA por más de 1 mil millones de dólares. +Info aquí la-tabla.blogspot.com/2022/04/siguen…
Los principales involucrados son Roberto Rincón Fernández (principal accionista de empresas como #Tradequip y Clover) y Abraham Shiera (Vertiz), qué en 2009, diseñaron un esquema para tomar el control de las compras internacionales de la petrolera venezolana en Estados Unidos.
Rincón fue desarrollar un "artificio" para que, con empresas bajo su control se cumplieran artificialmente condiciones formales de participación y competencia en procesos licitatorios y de compras en la jurisdicción estadounidense, realizadas por la filial PDVSA Services, Inc.
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#BREAKING We are seeing exciting things for #RankedChoiceVoting, the labor movement, & ballot initiatives!! Thread of #DownBallotProgressives & causes #NotMeUs🔹 + some w/
🌻 @GreenPartyUS #MedicareForAll #UnionStrong #1u
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.@CallForCongress🔹is running for #WA02 8/2/22 against @RepRickLarsen🔹! He ran a great campaign ‘20 so let’s pick up this seat this time! #NotMeUs #MedicareForAll

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We, @TheRagtagBand stand behind @WholeWashington in efforts for #MedicareForAll in Washington and #ThroughTheStates! @RedBeretsM4All is fundraising for the ballot initiative!

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One pitch, Texas up 1 on a homer to RF.

Kennedy homers, Flyout to LF, Walk

Oh, welcome to Red Raider Baseball coverage on the Rockin' Pregame.

#WreckEm #TexasTech #Longhorns
Walk to put runners on 1st and 2nd but Morris gets a called strike 3 for out #2.

#WreckEm #TexasTech #Texas
Alot of noise but only 1 run on 1 hit 2 left.

Time for the Red Raiders to show some run support to this packed house.

#WreckEm #TexasTech #Texas
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#Breaking - #Idaho Gov. Brad Little has signed SB1309, the controversial abortion legislation that bans abortions in Idaho after 6 weeks of pregnancy. ImageImage
The bill includes a mechanism that allows certain family members to sue a doctor if they perform an abortion in Idaho, the father, grandparents, siblings, aunts/uncles of a ‘preborn child’ are permitted to sue an abortion provider within four years of an abortion.
The bill is commonly compared to legislation that passed in the state of #Texas. Of note, the #Idaho legislation prevents rapists from filing a lawsuit over an abortion, but a rapist's relatives could in theory file a lawsuit under the law.
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Tracking sequences with both #omicron and #delta signatures

Flagged by @GISAID as "ML" sequence under investigation (#Recombinant or #Contamination ?)

Sequences are under investigation: 4511

Tracker: tinyurl.com/4cbpnz46 Image
#USA has 2423 sequences under investigation from multiple laboratories.

They contain signatures from both #Delta and #omicron #variants

ML sequence #hotspots: #California, #Texas, #NewYork, #Arkansas and #Minnesota

#deltamicron or #deltacron or #contamination? ImageImageImage
#India has 568 sequences under investigation from multiple laboratories.

They contain signatures from both #Delta and #omicron #variants

ML sequence #hotspots: #Karnataka, #TamilNadu, #Maharashtra, #Gujarat, #WestBengal, #NewDelhi

#deltamicron/#deltacron or #contamination? ImageImageImage
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