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@AZSenateGOP @WendyRogersAZ Too bad❗️

Wendy called @CoryMillsFL, a decorated combat Army Veteran, an “anti-audit communist”. Before she bloviated such vile rhetoric, did she do her OWN research? I think NOT❗️

SHE NEVER APOLOGIZED❗️

If this isn’t addressed, you condone this.
@AZSenateGOP @WendyRogersAZ @CoryMillsFL Just so you realize why this is so egregious Cory Mills was on an Afghanistan Rescue Mission after our government abandoned them in September 2021.

I’m sorry but you don’t call an American Freedom Fighter an “anti-audit communist”.

CORY WAS BUSY‼️
@AZSenateGOP @WendyRogersAZ @CoryMillsFL Furthermore, Rogers accused Cory Mills of being an “anti-audit communist”. If she researched before this making these disparaging comments, she would’ve learned Cory, Allen West and Dana Loesch were at the FIRST Stop The Steal rally.

WENDY NEEDS TO APOLOGIZE‼️

Shameful‼️
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This is going to be a long thread.🧵 #Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost released BCI case files from an officer-involved shooting last year in #Parma. He touted “full transparency” from the @OhioAG’s office. @DaveYostOH redacted names of 3 #SWAT officers who fired their weapons.
In June 2021, Kevin Giesel was shot & killed by officers from the Southwest Enforcement Bureau (SEB) #SWAT team during a 10-hour standoff at his house in #Parma. Giesel was a 64-year-old #Vietnam #veteran. He got into a shootout with #police officers. cleveland.com/court-justice/…
To be clear, I am in no way questioning why officers used deadly force or why a grand jury declined to indict the #police officers. I’m questioning the @OhioAG’s lack of transparency at a time when confidence in law enforcement is at an all-time low both in #Ohio & nationwide.
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Crucial testimony from @DVASecretary Liz Cosson at Thursday's Veteran Suicide Royal Commission @roycommDVSRC hearing.

Unnecessary #auspol govt delays to URGENT LEGISLATIVE REFORM (ID'd in previous reviews) are contributing to the the HIGH #VETERAN SUICIDE RATE.

Thread ⬇️ 1/25
Background. Numerous media reports on the RC (& previously) have highlighted lengthy delays in @DVAAus claims processing times as a significant factor contributing to veteran suicides. Seriously injured/disabled veterans too oftem wait years for help. 2/25
abc.net.au/news/2022-02-1…
Chronic @DVAAus staff shortages have also for years been highlighted as a contributing factor, coupled with the federal govternment's over-reliance on expensive, inefficient, outsourced temporary labour hire. 3/25
thewest.com.au/politics/labou…
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Moin
die Ampel hat beschlossen, die #Bundeswehr mit #bewaffneten #Drohnen auszustatten.

Drohnen sind unbemannte Fluggeräte, die vom Boden aus gesteuert werden.
Viele Kritiker sehen die Gefahr, dass die Bundeswehr die Drohnen so verwenden könnte, wie es die CIA getan hat
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Die Drohnen dienen aber hauptsächlich der Aufklärung, also Beobachtung. Sie können länger in der Luft bleiben als Flugzeuge (Flugzeug kann zwar in der Luft betankt werden, aber Pilot muss mal aufs Klo, Essen usw. und hat kurze Aufmerksamkeitsspanne etc)
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Flugzeuge können vom Gegner abgeschossen werden, das bedeutet, Menschenleben sind in Gefahr. Piloten können sich zwar oft mit dem Schleudersitz aus dem Flugzeug schiessen, aber je nach Gegner werden diese in der Luft beschossen oder nach Landung gefoltert. ISIS / IS-Staat
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A thread on how LNP skullduggery impacts the #veteran space. This scenario specifically impacts injured veterans, medically discharged with serious physical & mental injuries & is related to the invalidity benefit they receive once deemed unable to continue serving. 1/a number..
About 7-8 years ago veterans discovered that the @ATO & @CommSuperCorp had been "withholding" amounts and "taxing" injured veteran invalidity benefits incorrectly. The worst cases were being overtaxed such that fortnightly in the hand was $250-$350 less than it should be...
A small core group of veterans read/researched through over one thousand pages of linked pieces of legislation before deciding they were correct. They then began campaigning. They discovered they could request individual determinations from the ATO - they did...2/may..
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🧵In 2013 the @NYCCouncil wrote legislation & @MikeBloomberg signed into law the creation of a report (a Roadmap) for @NYC_SBS with recommendations to help #veteran owned businesses? This report came out in late 2014. Report here: www1.nyc.gov/assets/sbs/dow…
The report concluded a program for #NYC to contract w/ veteran-owned businesses was not recommended because the # was too small.

@eric_ulrich held joint Council #Veterans hearings on supporting Veterans Small businesses in 2015 and 2017 & many testifyed that the #’s were wrong. Image
I wrote an article in @GothamGazette prior to the 2015 Council hearing: gothamgazette.com/opinion/5520-m…

@CityAndStateNY followed up on this issue in 2018 with an article on how #NYC was EXPLORING how to better serve veteran business owners: cityandstateny.com/policy/2018/07…
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Jag har fått palliativ och livstidsförlängande vård i 1,5 år snart. Sjukvården och sjukvårdspersonalen har varit tillgänglig och fantastisk trots pandemi. Varma fina människor har tagit hand om mig och jag har känt mig prioriterad och priviligerad. Jag har hemsjukvård...
... i stor utsträckning och cytostatikabehandling på sjukhus. Bra tillgång till mediciner och behandlingar för hundratusentals kronor - allt från smärtlindrande till ångestdämpande och cytostatika, avancerad röntgen och täta blodprov.
Jag och familjen har tillgång till gratis samtalsstöd genom sjukvården och genom svenska kyrkan. Svensk vård är fantastisk.
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1/🧵 Imagine 2 people, madly in love & married 28 years, in an impossible situation, both lives on the line & separated by different hospitals. Then imagine 2 sets of #nurses & #doctors separately determined to overcome ⛰ of obstacles…
(shared w perm)

#MedTwitter #NurseTwitter
2/ Last night this is what happened…

NOTE: the family wants to share their story to offer a glimpse of love ❤️ on all levels

For 3 years, Mark took care of Sharon, his #bride, as she battled breast #cancer. It relentlessly spread to her bones. He never stopped giving.
3/ She could tell he was spent and getting sick himself. “Mark, let’s get you to the doctor!” “Not until you are well, Sharon.” He remained laser focused on her every need. As she became weaker, he took her to get admitted yesterday.

#marriage #life #caregivers
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so several times now in the last few days i have been told to just give up, lose the house, live on the streets and if in two years im still alive, my family is still alive, we can rebuild..that from trying to justify that advice not helping start and push fundraising to help us
not lose our home that my home husband served 12 years in two branches of our military just to get..our first real home...the only thing of any value we actually own..the endless daily emails and please and begging for anyone anywhere to care, to help get the word, to do the job
that they as elected officials on the local, state and federal levers were put in their position to do are for nothing as they only got me excuses and political blame passing from senators..and friday a bs response from a rep of one of the leading mortgage providers who made it
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✝️Jesus Christ Prayer Express
#GodIsLove #VALENTINE Edition💗

God Is Love
The First Commandment- puts God above all our issues.
No matter if the command is to love your enemies--WE DO IT because He commands it. Image
✝️Jesus Christ Prayer Express #JCPE
#Valentine Edition💗

#GodIsLove

The Second Commandment- #LOVE your neighbor as yourself..

God puts us as close to the level of Jesus Christ as His Son,
WE are also called the children of God.. Image
✝️Jesus Christ Prayer Express #JCPE
#Valentine Edition 🌹🌹🌹

#GodIsLove 💗✝️💗

Christian Virtues- how we measure top to God's word,
Bible is a roadmap to Life Everlasting Image
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1/4. Asking all White #Veterans to get on this page: thread.
Unless we police our own community, and rebrand “veteran” to exclude white supremacy, there is about to be a huge backlash on all #Veterans.

The public now increasingly see’s us all as Militant White Supremists.
2/4 The Solution?
1) Ostracize and shame, publicly, every #Veteran in your family and circle of friends who is a White Supremists. Be courageous: “out” even your White Supremists family members.

2)White Vets~ individually and collectively-should engage in a public and
3/4 protracted introspection of who we want to be as citizens, and develop an understanding of the lived experiences and culture of all #Veterans of color.

3) White #Veterans must use every tool at their disposal to elevate and validate the voices and experiences
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The #maga #trumptreason terrorists planned to overturn the electoral vote confirmation, plotted to kill Speaker Pelosi and Mike Pence , they stormed the Capitol and destroyed government property in a failed coup attempt, they killed a Capitol Police officer,
they brought confederate flags to the Capitol among many other abhorrent acts. This is pure domestic terrorism led and encouraged by #trump and people like @joshhawleymo & @sentedcruz & people like @repralphnorman in the House of Representatives.
#republicans #treason #thisisamerica
There will be no talks of healing until they all acknowledge Joe Biden won the election, denounce white supremacy and all of the terrorists and their enablers are charged accordingly. The confederate flag is no better than a swastika.
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#USA 🇺🇸💉🦠

As the #US rolls out the #Pfizer#BioNTech vaccine, let’s have a look... how’s your state doing? Share a 📷 or a thought/perspective as we battle back against the #coronavirus / #covid19? Thread.

First up. New York. nyti.ms/3gLeErM Image
#USA 🇺🇸💉🦠 #Illinois

Doug Meyer, 38 respiratory therapist, airway manager @OSFHealthCare @PeoriaIllinois is among the 1st #Illinois healthcare workers to receive the #COVID19Vaccine. Ht @BlueRoomStream

#USA 🇺🇸💉🦠 #RhodeIsland

A Latino doctor, Dr. Christian Arbelaez, was the 1st person in Rhode Island to get the #COVID19 vaccine. Now he wants to be an example for his community. bostonglobe.com/2020/12/14/met… @DanMcGowan reports. Image
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☞ WHILE #FirstNations still don't have clean drinking water;
☞ WITH nothing meaningful to stem the tide of #Veteran suicides;
☞ IN THE MIDST of an apocalyptic snowballing national debt threatening to bury our next generation

AND YET, ...

#cdnpoli
theglobeandmail.com/politics/artic…
... a pledge by @JustinTrudeau of yet another humanitarian aid giveaway, ostensibly for #COVID19 🚧 BUT MAKE NO MISTAKE, #UNSC🌐bid may be over, this is meant to bolster @Bill_Morneau's (taxpayer-funded) candidacy to head up #OECD. ImageImageImage
Liberals would have CDNs come to believe THIS not-so-subtle 'circled' statement.

Countless $Billions have been shovelled out the door of 2020, all amidst the fog and chaos of #COVID19 #pandemic - AND ALL WHILE, @PBO_DPB requests have been rebuffed.

nationalnewswatch.com/2020/10/02/bob… Image
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🌪️#TrumpChaos Debate: A #Veteran's Take

1/7 Yes, of course you're right @JoeBiden. But WTH was that?!?

*Insert Trump Tornado emoji ---> 🌪️

I'm retired #Military, sir. USA & AF w/WH duty.
Well done. But know that I about crossed the 4th Wall here:

🌪️#TrumpChaos Debate: Vet's Take - 2/7
POTUS-elect #Biden: And speaking of my son & the way you talk about the military; the way you talk about them being losers & being suckers. My son was in Iraq-spent a year there. He got the Bronze Star. He got the Distinguished SVS Medal... Medals of Honor - RIP Major Biden
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🔴 Senate #Republicans have KILLED 400 bills passed by the House, most w/ GOP votes. #Dems need to win 4 seats (3 if #Harris is VP). 6 races are tossups: CO-Gardner, GA-Perdue, IA-Ernst, ME-Collins, MT-Daines, NC-Tillis.

thread: Bills Killed by Senate GOP newsweek.com/mitch-mcconnel…
🔴 BIPARTISAN Bills PASSED by the House but KILLED by Senate #Republicans:

Climate Action Act
Raise Minimum Wage
Violence vs Women Act
Corporate Transparent Act
Enhanced Background Checks
Gold Star Family Relief Act
Save the Internet Act
Equality Act
🔴 BIPARTISAN Bills PASSED by the House but KILLED by Senate #Republicans #2

Paycheck Fairness Act
Protect Preexisting Conditions Act
Lower Prescription Drugs Act
Ban Offshore Drilling Act
Invest in Maine Street Act
Lower Prescription Drugs Act #2
#STEM education
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#WATCH: IAVA CEO @JeremyButler01 testifies before the Senate Veteran Affairs Committee on the Senate-passed Commander John Scott Hannon Mental Healthcare Improvement Act. Legislation that would #CombatSuicide & save #veteran lives. @SenateVA @SVACDems
veterans.senate.gov
“For nearly a decade, #IAVA & the veteran community has called for immediate action by our nation’s leaders to appropriately respond to the crisis of over 20 military & veterans dying every day by suicide.” @JeremyButler01
“In our latest Member Survey, a stunning 65% of #IAVA members reported service-connected PTSD & over half report anxiety (65%) or depression (56%). Additionally, 65% of IAVA members know a post-9/11 veteran who attempted suicide.” @JeremyButler01
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Is Ivanka Trump The New Face Of Privilege And Global Suffering, In Places Like The U.S. And India?

article.wn.com/view/2020/08/3…

#IvankaTrump #Trump* #India #UnitedStates #World

"This is not the first time Ivanka Trump has used “cheap stunts” to improve her image and brand. ..
.. She recently pledged to bring justice for #NativeAmerican families afflicted by higher rates of violence, homicide, and human trafficking by opening the nation’s first Indian Affairs task force office dedicated to solving cold cases of missing and murdered American Indians...
... and #Alaska Natives. #NativeAmerican women and tribal leaders however remain skeptical towards her commitment to resolving the root causes of violence against #Indigenous women and providing adequate federal resources. (2) They point to a lack of concern during the last...
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✔️@maddow factchecks Trump's speech: There are not any approved life-saving therapies for #coronavirus. We don't have the best testing system in the world. We have a disastrously failed testing system. We have the largest & deadliest coronavirus epidemic in the world. /thread
✔️@maddow factchecks Trump: US is 4% of the world population, but 25% of world's #COVID19 deaths.

#Biden does not support #abortion at the time of birth.

NY #Police Dept has not endorsed Trump's reelection.
✔️ @maddow factchecks Trump: There have not been 300 new miles of wall built. Acc'g to Trump Dept of Homeland Security, it's more like 3 miles of wall.

It was #Obama who signed the #Veteran's Choice Act.
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This #Veteran turns 1️⃣0️⃣1️⃣ next week!

Let's see how many people we can get to wish him a #HappyBirthday!

Jesus Holguin served as a rifleman on Guadalcanal, Northern Solomon Islands and Luzon.

#ServedWithHonor Image
Thank you to @TexasVLB for letting us know about this incredible #Veteran.
Incredible response! Thank you all for your support of this inspirational Veteran!
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Remove the names of slave owners, traitors, separatists, & domestic terrorists from the military bases. #america #blm
#veteran

The Senate overwhelmingly passed a massive defense bill Thursday afternoon that includes the removal of Confederate names amp.usatoday.com/amp/5495545002
from army bases and creates a possible showdown between Congress and President Donald Trump, who opposes renaming the bases.

The bill passed by a lopsided count of 86 to 14, well over the number required to override a presidential veto.
The bill, which authorizes $736.9 billion in military spending, includes a provision to form a commission on the names of military bases and rename bases over the next three years.
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The @CityofCleveland Mental Health Response Advisory Committee met hours before @cory_shaffer's story was published about how @CLEpolice officers were disciplined in the Tanisha Anderson case. Nobody from the @cle_monitorteam or @USAttyHerdman's office told us about this.
The City of Cleveland Mental Health Response Advisory Committee (MHRAC) was created in 2015 as a mandate of the consent decree between @TheJusticeDept & @CityofCleveland. Nothing #MHRAC does remotely resembles oversight. We have not had a single discussion about Tanisha Anderson.
I have brought up Tanisha Anderson's death numerous times in an effort to prevent future tragedies. But the subject is off-limits. You have to ask why the #Cleveland #police department doesn't want to prevent a potential future in-custody death. #SayHerName #TanishaAnderson
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