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Another night of staying up at 5 am thinking about the way I will bring Universal Guaranteed Income (#UBI) to the people of this nation, but more specifically my city of #Atlanta. (A thread)
It’s time that we all engage within a social contract with one another as well as with our government. This contract states that we all can agree that not one person that lives within this nation should be regulated to less than humane living conditions of any kind.
This means that at the very least, the safety nets in place are supposed to be adept in providing an income which would be right above what would be considered poverty for one person. This figure is around $12,700 annually, so about $13,000/year•$1,100 monthly.
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The years 2015-2020 have revealed an insidious disregard for the #female category by #OlympicGames @olympics executives and their corporate sponsors.
Male (XY) 🧬athletes now allowed into XX events.
Time to take stock re #women’s #sports.
Where did we begin?
Where are we going?
Our story begins in the Egyptian Middle Kingdom (2000 B.C.)
Forms of women’s competition were somewhat different than we experience in 2020 A.D.
Contests revolved around two key aspects of #Egyptian life:
1. Food acquisition- #hunting & #fishing
2. Entertaining - #acrobatics
True #sports for women really began in Ancient Greece during the Classical period (400 B.C.). Unmarried girls had their own private competitions - also at Olympia every 4years.
These were separate from the men’s games.
The festivals were held in honour of Hera, wife of Zeus.
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@spencercain23 @MelissaH2016 @elenochle Still no power.. 17hrs! As I lie awake w/ candles & phone to read about ATL airport, one of the very highest sex trafficking in the nation. 300k in our area went without power today as we endured a tornado in Alabama that I didn’t see near us 🤷🏼‍♀️ Eitherway a #StormIsUponUs #QAnons
@spencercain23 @MelissaH2016 @elenochle Keep in mind I’m NOT IN ALABAMA. I am in Atlanta but they are saying outages are from tornado. Google says tornado hit Alabama. I didn’t hear or see any tornado.
@spencercain23 @MelissaH2016 @elenochle No doubt, my husband just heard a bunch of what sounded like 18 wheeler trucks & came to get me and then we heard the helicopters!! I tried to video but so black out!! #ItsHabbening #TheStormIsUponUs #Atlanta #Qanons #UnitedWeStand
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MAR 6 #CoronavirusOutbreak #CoronavirusUSA Live UPDATES MD THREAD 1: Sorry no time to start now .. will just post this. Crowdfunded TRUCK @CDCgov #Atlanta for #IMPOTUS45 Photo Op. SEE ACT BLUE TO KEEP IT ROLLING .. And Breaking 100,000 Cases. @votevets @AMSA_News @maddow @CNN
MAR 6 #CoronavirusUSA from LIVE UPDATES MD THREAD 2: FROM 10:24 PM Yesterday: U.S. death toll rises to 12, as worries increase over possible #viruscluster on #GrandPrincess #cruiseship off #CA GOT THAT #Trump @GavinNewsom uses HIS Army to help. SEE MORE
MAR 6 #CoronaVirusUpdates MD THREAD 3: NOT GOOD. There were 62 Passengers who stayed on board w other sick ones, one died. BUT They DID NOT DELIVER enough TEST KITS for them ALL...Why Not @GavinNewsom?! @USArmy @uscoastguard QUIT LISTENING to BAD LAY ADVICE from #TrumpsCDC @UCSF
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Amin is one of at least 17 #Iranian students turned away at US airports despite valid visas. He planned to pursue a PhD at U of Florida. Instead, he was chained & taken to the Deyton Detention Center in #Georgia. We @projectsouth have been documenting conditions there. THREAD.
@ProjectSouth Amin was placed in a chilly holding cell at the #Atlanta airport for six hours, then transported to Deyton. Where the officers ordered him to strip naked in front of them. “The moment I entered the cell, I lost my spirit,” he said.
@ProjectSouth After we successfully convinced #Atlanta to stop colluding w/ICE for detaining immigrants at the city jail, ICE turned elsewhere to fuel the detention machine. They secretly entered into an arrangement w/private prison corporation GEO group for detention of immigrants at Deyton.
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We've learned more about #whalesharks in the last decade than all the preceding years combined, so by way of #DecadeinReview, here's my take on some of the key developments (a thread)
A quick squizz at #GoogleScholar shows 1,690 entries for Rhincodon typus (the scientific name of whale shark) before 2010, and 3,800 entries since. I know there's a big date bias in GS, but little doubt that it's been a huge decade for WS #science
One of the Big Things that emerged was the phenomenon of whale shark *aggregations*, or as we like to think of them, *constellations*. The biggest known to science, >400 animals at once, was described in 2011…
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@jnlamstudies Forum, “#Shakespeare and #Black America” before the 2020 print publication if you have access to the
@CambridgeCore platform. Just in time for our #RaceB4Race discussions on appropriation! Buckle up--Tweetstorm a' comin' #LitPOC #MedievalTwitter
2/ These essays are short and, not just accessible, but actually enjoyable (IMHO). I’m always tweeting stuff for you to check out, but this time you don’t have to listen to just me. (Although y'all most def should listen to me) + #ShakeRace #RaceB4Race #LitPOC
3/ Look at this referee comment. Now you KNOW you need to read these if you are interested in #appropriation #pedagogy #theater #Activism #archives #BlackHistory! Thanks generous and insightful reviewer!! #ShakeRace #RaceB4Race #LitPOC #ShaxCultApp
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@breakingbrown discussed #Baltimore as recently as last week when there was a weekend of unexplained violence. What’s happening in #Baltimore is not new to #ADOS.
In America, #ADOS are perpetual outsiders; that stops now. We’re not outsiders. Enslavement created the foundations for the economies of the western world by making cotton “King”. #Reparations is the least America can do for our ancestors’ contribution.
Let’s talk about #ADOS cities like #Atlanta where the data paints a picture of a group that has been continually barred from all means of economic advancement, agency, and autonomy. @Bloomberg
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This weekend, #Atlanta police tried + failed to shut down more than 500 people coming together to celebrate #GunsDownWaterGunsUp, a self-organized movement to end inter-community violence. But despite the attempts at a crackdown, the movement is spreading.
Check out our report on the growing #GunsDownWaterGunsUp movement spreading across #Georgia and other states here.…
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Over the last 25 years, violent + property crime has plummeted by over 50% while police have continued to militarize. We cut through the smoke to look at how tough talk on crime is really just a cover for counter-insurgency against the broader population.…
Crime is down and it has been falling for the last 25 years since it peaked in the early 1990s. According to the Pew Research Center, both FBI reports and annual surveys of American households both show that violent and property crimes have dropped by over 50%.
But listening to "law and order" politicians like Trump, who hinted at bringing in the National Guard to #Chicago, or far-Right websites like Brietbart, who had a section on their platform labeled, "Black Crime," you'd get a much different picture.
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Following mass protests, #DeKalbCountyJail has blocked inmates from being able to call into the #Atlanta Anarchist Black Cross, a local prisoner support group, which for weeks has collected stories of abuse and neglect from prisoners and local community.…
To read background on the horrific conditions at #DeKalbCountyJail, located outside of #Atlanta, check out our article on the situation here.…
We were also able to interview the mother of one #DeKalbCountyJail inmate, who discussed the jail conditions in relation to systemic poverty and racist police profiling - where many locals end up in jail just for minor traffic infractions.…
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“Anti Hindu Stereotypes in the Media” - this was the topic of Dr. @Koenraad_Elst ’s talk yesterday.

He narrated with clinical precision, not only how the media -western and Indian- is hostile to Hinduism but also and more importantly - why.
He stated that whilst the general impression in the West a few decades back was quite redpectful towards Hinduism but hostile to India - now it is the other way round - India might be seen in a positive light now but Hinduism is made a sharp focus of negative impressions.

The latest issue of the Time magazine calling Modi the Divider-in-Chief was bound to came up, which it did as the chief exemplar of what is going on.

Dr @Koenraad_Elst used this as a case study to discuss at length and illustrate the anatomy of the problem.

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Thead: AmIM/AIM (formerly known as Identity Evropa) white nationalist hate group flash mobbed a bookstore yesterday, shocking the audience. Fortunately, faces were clearly captured, making it easy to identify them & where they work. #IdentifyEvropa:

Comrade @GranolaNutMix immediately made & sent out some very solid hi-res stills out of the above video:
Part two of @GranolaNutMix's stills from the hate group leaving the bookstore after mobbing an author's reading
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1) Is the #NFL #SuperBowl the Largest Magnet in the US for #SexTrafficking?

#Atlanta #Georgia Prepares for

Each of the 72 buses represented 50 children in Georgia who are sold into sex slavery each year for a total of 3,600, according to the organization.
2) Is the #NFL #SuperBowl the Largest Magnet in the US for #SexTrafficking?

2017 Girls trafficked as far as Hawaii. 750 arrested…
3) #SuperBowl #SexTrafficking
YOUNG GIRLS -- some as young as 9 brought from Central America & sold by parents…

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Oprah Winfrey stumping for #StaceyAbrams: I have earned the right to do exactly what I want to do when I want to do it. To vote for myself and that's why I'm a registered independent. I paid for myself and I approve this message.
Oprah on #StaceyAbrams: "'ve been watching you and seeing how you handle yourself. I've been watching you in the midst of the onslaught of haters and vitriol being thrown at you. You keep standing strong for the values that matter to me and Georgians."
Oprah Winfrey on #StaceyAbrams: "I have voted Republican and I have voted Democrat. Each time I voted for people who represent my values. The foundation of our democracy is to live a life of service to others."

Stacey Abrams will serve the underserved in the state of GA.
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Vino siendo un desconocido, desde tierras uruguayas, para volverse un emblema, un ídolo indiscutido, una leyenda que quedará siempre en el recuerdo de aquellos que lo vieron jugar y los que no. Hoy, en este nuevo #HiloCanalla, hablaremos (de pie) del enorme José Jorge González.
José Jorge González Silva, como era su nombre completo, nació un 27 de junio de 1944 en la ciudad de Montevideo, capital de la República Oriental del Uruguay 🇺🇾. Ese día y año, nacería un tipo que, a la postre, se convertiría en un ícono, una leyenda del Nuestro… para siempre.
Y de pibe o, mejor dicho, de botija, como suele decirse en el país vecino, la redonda de cuero sería su fiel compañía. Sus primeros pasos en el fútbol los daría en el @RacingClubUru, en 1963, a la edad de 18/19 años, cuando llegó a la 4ta del club verdiblanco.
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En este nuevo #HiloCanalla, nos metemos de lleno en la era profesional y hablaremos sobre un personaje muy importante, que fue partícipe de la revolución deportiva del @CARCoficial allá por principios de los 70s. Hoy toca hablar sobre un Maestro: Don Carlos Timoteo Griguol.
Un 4 de septiembre de 1934, en la localidad de Las Palmas, provincia de Córdoba, nacía el que varios años más tarde, se convertiría en unos de los técnicos más recordados, importantes y queridos del fútbol argentino. Ese día nacía un tal Carlos Timoteo Griguol.
Su pasión por el fútbol, como a muchos, llegaría temprano a su vida, y hasta quizás presentía lo que sería de él en un futuro no muy lejano. Con 10 años ya jugaba y competía en los picados que se armaban en los potreros y calles de su barrio.
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Continuing our mini-interviews with Reconsidering Southern Labor History contributors, today @m_hild & I talk to @JM_Thompson about his fascinating essay on #Atlanta #ATL , #labor, & #race:

#twitterstorians @SouthernLaborSA @lawcha_org…
You can check out @JM_Thompson's website here:
And please ask your library to order a copy of Reconsidering Southern Labor History today!…
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Selected list of #indictments and #sentencings
Aug 15-22, 2018
1. Ricky Johnston from Las Vegas admitted to receiving over 600 images of toddlers & children engaged in sexually explicit conduct. He was sentenced to 144 months in federal prison.

#childpornography #childsexabuse #RickyJohnston #projectsafechildhood…
2. Operation Darkness Falls results in arrest one of the most prolific dark net drug dealers in the world.
Matthew & Holly Roberts used the darknet marketplace to distribute #fentanyl #oxycodone #heroin #meth & other drugs.

#darknet #silkroad #alphabay…
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#QAnon #Q #QClearance #Bread #Breadcrumbs



#ATLANTAairport #Atlanta was shutdown 10 hrs! no1 flew durin blackout?NOT TRUE. 19 known "OP's"

Al-Waleed was extracted n brought to US to "sing"
19 Private unmarked OP's flown in n out. Atlanta was "shutdown" (marker) so no one could stop extraction or blow him & military up b4 he could sing. "Missiles thwarted!"

19(or 20) planes needed so no one knew which he was on
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OK... time for the actual pilots of twitter #QAnon to chime in here. We were told there were NO FLIGHTS out of #Atlanta / #AtlantaAirport until 12:56AM (12/18/17) after they were grounded on 12/17/17 due to #PowerOutage. RIGHT? Well.. then... --->
Israel Owned CAL / 4X-ICB Boeing 747 flew out ... at 18:27 (6:27PM) on 12/17/17... it has an interesting flight record...
Not too interesting... until we look at the next flight that also left #Atlanta / #AtlantaAirport on the same day we were told no flights left ... not true at all... let's go to the next shall we?
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So I just saw @21savage and @DaRealAmberRose at @Target like it was nothing... #Thread
My first instinct was to try to sneak a picture in but I mean Target... They probably don't want to be bothered.
They were just chilling like a regular couple. They probably get bothered all the time!
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