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I was never safe in my home of origin. Not really safe.
I learned too early that I wasn't safe outside either. Summer games & picnic crumbs gave way to sunset rape, in a bed of gravel, before bedtime, which for a girl of 13, was 9 pm.
I tried to make myself safe so many ways, but
It wasn't until I found a Tang Soo Do Karate class in my local community center that my fantasies of safety became real, with sweat & blood.

I suppose my background could be an easy way to understand why I did what I did, but I think that shorthand answer doesn't define it.
I spent years doing something a traditional method of training known as iron fist training.
I started w sand, then dried beans, then newspaper taped together, then steel ball bearings, then pine boards, then steel plate.
Something I'd only ever seen in movies became mine.
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🚨🚨ATTN: LINDSEY🚨🚨IT IS TRUMP who is causing more detainees. IT IS TRUMP who is keeping immigrants longer than necessary so that shareholders of the CAMP DETENTION CENTERS make more money at $775/per immigrant per DAY. It is TRUMP who is child trafficking! ....
2/ He is abducting these babies and children with the help of DEVOS RELIGIOUS ADOPTION CENTERS are stealing these children from immigrant parents who were separated from them and then deported WITHOUT their children! That's kidnapping! They are illegally adopting ...
3/ these children out! BABIES! So before you talk about human traffickers? You need to address what TRUMP IS DOING in HUMAN TRAFFICKING! Because he has a CHILD TRAFFICKING OPERATION GOING HIMSELF! FIRE STEPHEN MILLER! or It is going to get worse! The United States .....
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Here is @PeteHegseth, once the CEO of @ConcernedVets, putting the final touches on the Koch Brothers’ goal of destroying the VA Healthcare system:
Stigmatizing veterans who use those benefits, by labeling them “moochers.”
#SinglePayer #VetsAgainstTrump
For those of you who aren’t familiar with @PeteHegseth’s history.

Pete was the point man for “Concerned Veterans of America.”

This was an organization of a small number of veterans, funded by the Koch Brothers, with one mission: attack the VA and disrupt its funding.
The goal of CVA was never to improve veteran healthcare, by getting rid of the VA.

The VA has an overwhelming favorability rating from veterans, compared to its private counterparts.

The goal was across the board privatization, and deregulation.
I’ll let @PeteHegseth explain.
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“My biggest fear is my Commander will call ICE”

Unfuckingbelievable. This kind of scapegoating and betrayal after giving up your life to become part of the shrinking pool of people who serve in uniform, is unconscionable and dangerous #WhereisMattis #VetsAgainstTrump
What is unfathomable is the hypocrisy. This soldier clearly passed the Army’s standards & requirements- around training, health, behavior/comportment- kept her nose clean, did her job for 4 yrs. All just for this soldier to be kicked out w no real cause & risk #deportation.
You know how isn’t always kicked out of our #military with this kind of vigor?

Sexual predators and criminals

Corrupt, fraud-waste power abusers

Dirtbags

White supremacists

Hyper-religious homophobic commanders who still don’t respect or uphold open service policies
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Let's all of us (#MAGA and #Resistance) compare how many mass murdering terrorists are aligned with the progressive left in terms of feminism, LGBT+ equality, racial equality, religious equality... and how many are aligned with the conservative right in terms of the same:
1) Timothy McVeigh + 2 accomplices (168 deaths + at least 680 injuries in Apr 1995)

What does everybody (#MAGA #Resistance #TrumpTrain #BlueWave #BuildTheWall #ImpeachTrump #RedWave #VetsAgainstTrump) think: Progressives or Conservatives?
2) Eric Rudolph (2 deaths + at least 120 injuries from July 1996 – Jan 1998)

What does everybody (#MAGA #Resistance #TrumpTrain #BlueWave #BuildTheWall #ImpeachTrump #RedWave #VetsAgainstTrump) think: Progressive or Conservative?
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THREAD: It’s clear that Trump doesn’t actually care about having an effective military, or keeping us safe, his priority is white nationalist purges. #VetsVsHate
Yesterday, the White House shared a video of President Trump once again using the military community as props to advance his bigoted and un-American agenda.
In the video, Trump accused immigrants of being a national security threat, and called for extreme and unprecedented reductions in legal immigration, intentionally tearing apart families.
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THREAD: It's shocking that Trump still hasn't contacted the families of the 4 troops killed in #Niger, but that's just half the story. 1/
Calling the families of fallen troops is, after all, the absolutely lowest bar. Trump fails even that, which tells us something important 2/
It tells us that Trump lacks any real empathy for the millions of troops under his command. That has bigger implications beyond these 4. 3/
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