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There is EXTREME violence and abuse happening to Black immigrants in @ICEgov custody in Georgia. In one instance, prison guards nearly broke a man's jaw while he was brushing his teeth.🧵
Several Black migrants were retaliated against for their support of a rally outside Folkston ICE Processing Center. Immediately following the rally, they were locked outside the prison for several hours in temps exceeding 80° F. One man, Allen, suffered an asthma attack.
Two days later, guards put Allen, Garsumo and another individual in "The Hole" (aka solitary confinement). For over a month, they have been restricted to 23 hours in a tiny cell with zero outside contact or interaction.
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April homebuilder survey results are here. Top themes: 1) Demand is slowing, namely entry-level due to payment shock. 2) Investors are pulling back. 3) Ripple effect of rising rates starting to hit move-up market. Market commentary to follow…
#Dallas builder: “Interest lists are shrinking or buyers are truly pausing.”
#Houston builder: “Many first-time buyers simply no longer qualify with the increase in interest rates, as their debt-to-income ratio gets out of whack.”
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Happening now: @CIA Director William Burns speaking at @GeorgiaTech to college students from across the #Atlanta metro area
.@CIA Dir Burns says he has come to @GeorgiaTech from Washington, DC which is "as self absorbed as ever..."

Notes he will not drone on in what is his 1st public speech since taking the reins at the US spy agency
"We usually operate in the shadows" per @CIA Dir Burns "But I am convinced that in our democracy, where trust in institutions is in such short supply, it's essential to explain our selves as best we can & be as open as possible"
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$83.83 for almost a full tank of #gas in southwest #Atlanta.

Nonetheless, we persist 🇺🇦
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As of Tuesday morning, the average cost for a gallon of gas in the country is $4.17 per AAA. The current price is up approximately 10 cents from Monday and more than 50 cents from last week. Costs are expected to continue to rise throughout the year. usatoday.com/story/money/20…
The sanctions put on #Russia by the U.S. and #EuropeanUnion severely impacted Russia's ability to sell crude oil, one of the biggest determiners for gas prices. Since the country is one of the biggest energy suppliers, crude oil prices have dramatically risen.
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Homebuilder survey results are in for February. Top themes: 1) Record high new home price increases at +20% YOY nationally. 2) Record low builder finished inventory. 3) Demand still off the charts & quality of home buyer prospect lists still solid. Market commentary to follow…
#Charlotte builder: “Restricting sales in all communities. Several communities with VIP lists over 1,000 and one of those communities only has 51 homes. Increasing mortgage rates haven’t slowed buyers down at all.”
#Charlotte builder: “HELP WANTED signs have driven direct construction costs up +20%. Keeping your employees from jumping ship to work for another builder costs 25% more.”
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What the hell is this. This legislation came out of nowhere 10 days ago. It appears on its face to prohibit municipalities from providing permanent housing to people experiencing homelessness.

legis.ga.gov/legislation/62…

#gapol #atlanta
Some state senator drove by encampments on the way to the capitol and decided the best thing he could do is to force them to sleep in the cars they don't have or in pillboxes instead of, you know, an actual apartment.
It prohibits spending more than $35,000 per unit on shelter, exclusive of land costs. Which is to say, it prohibits building an actual home within 100 miles of Atlanta.

It also treats Atlanta in fundamentally different ways than the rest of Georgia. Because white Republicans.
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As we celebrate our win in staving off Buckhead City in 2022, we must move to the work of addressing the systemic issue because crime does not exist in a vacuum. ATLANTA IS THE #1 CITY FOR INCOME INEQUALITY IN AMERICA🧵
Video by @11AliveNews #gapol #atlpol
Atlanta's Wealth Gap by median household income: $83,000/year for white families vs. $28,000/yr for black families.

Source: Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative @ATL_AWBI
In Atlanta, 29% of black households live below the poverty line compared to 2% of white households.
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Home builder survey results are in for full month of December. Top themes: 1) Still a ton of demand for new homes. 2) Rampant construction material & labor shortages. 3) Bit of chatter on possible margin compression several quarters ahead. Market commentary to follow…
#Atlanta builder: “Have virtually no available inventory & huge backlog of 1,000+ units going in to 2022. Still metering sales in most communities, where the demand of waiting buyers still outnumbers our supply.”
#LasVegas builder: “Busiest orders for December I can remember in a long time.”
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Neo-Nazis marching against abortion rights in #Chicago should come as a shock to no-one. From the Army of God's deadly attacks at the 1996 Olympics to the modern Alt-Right, white nationalists have a long + deadly history within the so-called pro-life movement.
As Planned Parenthood clinics are set on fire in #Tennesee + reproductive rights are attacked across the US, its important to look at the role of the militant wing of the pro-life movement - of which white nationalists have long found a home. washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/0…
In the 1990s, the white supremacist and neo-Nazi ideology of "Christian Identity" grew and came to influence both a new generation of paramilitary groups and also radical anti-abortion activists. One such group, the Army of God, would carry out a string murders + bombings.
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🚨 Irregularidades del Profesionalismo

En este hilo, les traemos una lista 🗒️ de grandes irregularidades que se produjeron en el profesionalismo a lo largo de la historia ⬇️
📌 Campeonato 1932: Según medios de la época, #River incentivó económicamente a #Quilmes para que lesionen a los jugadores de #Independiente. Duelo previo a un desempate entre el #Millonario y el #Rojo. Los de Avellaneda perdieron a sus mejores y el campeón fue River.
📌 Campeonato 1933: Torneo de 18 equipos. El certamen se jugaba sin descensos en un principio pero al finalizar el mismo, descienden #Tigre y #Quilmes por tener poca presencia de hinchas durante la liga... ⬇️
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This isn’t about the political leadership in #Atlanta, this isn’t about @mooreforatlanta or @andreforatlanta but this is about the “culture” of Atlanta, but more notably who or what influences and shapes the political scene in the city. It’s a sad state of affairs when rappers
and “influencers” can make rumors of closing strip clubs a hot button issue days before a run-off election and people begin to base the choice of their elected official off of this “issue.” It’s about time we reassess this “culture” or whatever it is we would like to call this
blatant promotion of degeneracy that continues the cycle of negativity with Black people in Black communities. Four years ago with the election of our current mayor, the phrase you could hear being said from Bankhead to Buckhead was, “we have a mayor named Keisha.” Now four years
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Some interesting comments from today's Fed Beige Book on both housing (investors, lot shortages, market normalizing) & labor market tightness (namely continued wage spike).
#Atlanta Fed housing commentary on investors
#Atlanta Fed commentary on tight job market
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Monthly pulse of resale housing market still rapid according to 4,500 agents we just surveyed. Top 3 themes: 1) Bit of market normalizing. 2) Skittish sellers fearing nowhere to move. 3) End of travel ban boosting international buyers. Commentary across the country to follow…
#Houston resale agent: “A lot of people are not listing because they don't know where they are going next. Seems that many people listed too high even for a sellers' market, so I am seeing more price reductions now than earlier in the year.”
#Orlando resale agent: “Our buyer pool is increasing. We see more buyers from the north connecting with us as they plan to visit the area from the fourth quarter to the first quarter of next year.”
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🔴Breaking: Reports Of An Active Shooter At Atlanta Airport

#Atlanta | #Georgia
Update:📜Gun Accidentally Discharged In Someone's Suitcase At Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

#Atlanta | #Georgia
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⚠️🇺🇸#URGENT: Active shooter reported at Atlanta International Airport in Georgia

#Atlanta l #GA
Police are currently responding to reports of an active shooter inside the terminal. Footage shows chaos unfolding at a security checkpoint.
More information as it becomes available!
🇺🇸#DEVELOPING: Emergency personnel have not confirmed any details at this time
🇺🇸#DEVELOPING: All individuals urged to remain sheltered as police continue to assess the situation at Atlanta International Airport
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Fresh October home builder survey results. Top themes: 1) Builders are finally lifting sales caps (though not all). 2) Lack of lots & land development delays will hold back growth in 2022. 3) Most builders expect prices to keep rising. Market commentary to follow…
#ColoradoSprings builder: “One cautious trend to watch is single-family rental businesses paying more for land than builders. This will suck up trade capacity & supply at a time we can't afford it.”
#Denver builder: “Traffic & sales definitely slowing down, but also following a more seasonal pattern as compared to 2020. Resale inventory is still historically low. Rents are skyrocketing again.”
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Some new data & market commentary on who's buying land from our 3Q-2021 land broker survey. Build-for-rent operators snapping up 15% of raw land in #Florida & outbidding home builders on deals across many markets. Couple charts & market commentary to follow...
Here's the chart where we asked land brokers if they've observed build-for-rent operators outbidding home builders on land deals in their market. 46% said 'yes' when we rolled it up nationally, and as high as 77% in the Southeast.
#Phoenix land broker: “A lot of speculators in the build-for-rent space that are tying properties up & going through entitlement process, then flipping the property for an increased price. Equity requirements for the build-for-rent projects are getting larger.”
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Yesterday's Fed Beige Book commentary on #wages was pretty eye-opening. I'm hearing this daily across housing sector, but definitely spiking across the board.
#Dallas Fed wage commentary
#Atlanta Fed wage commentary
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The game, the series, the season, it was over.

Then it happened.

latimes.com/sports/dodgers…
The #Dodgers trailed by three runs that felt like 30, they were down to their final five outs, the #Atlanta Braves were on the verge of a three-games-to-none lead in a nightmare that was skidding toward a sweep.

latimes.com/sports/dodgers…
Crack … roar … crack … roar.

Cody Bellinger happened. Mookie Betts happened. Dodger Stadium happened.

latimes.com/sports/dodgers…
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After dropping the first two games of the #NLCS in #Atlanta, Walker Buehler and the #Dodgers look to turn around the series this afternoon at #DodgerStadium.

Get live updates from Game 3 at

latimes.com/sports/dodgers…
The Dodgers are hoping a day off & better plate discipline will help them crawl out of an 0-2 series hole in Game 3.

The onus in Game 3 will fall on Buehler to stifle Atlanta. He will start on extra rest after pitching in Game 4 of the NLDS last Tuesday.

latimes.com/sports/dodgers…
For a second consecutive year, the Dodgers find themselves trailing Atlanta two games to none after the opening act of the NLCS.

Once they get home, however, the Dodgers will still need to overcome the odds.

Here are five things that could help: latimes.com/sports/dodgers…
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The #Dodgers lost their minds, then they lost the game.

There is no other way to explain it. There is no possible way to excuse it. There is no way around it.

Julio Urías? Instead of Blake Treinen or Kenley Jansen?

latimes.com/sports/dodgers…
You’re really going to bring in Urías in the 8th inning with a 2-run lead & the best back-end bullpen in baseball waiting to work?

The Dodgers outsmarted themselves, embarrassed themselves, & then beat themselves in a 5-4 loss to Atlanta in #NLCS Game 2.

latimes.com/sports/dodgers…
An organization that considers its players to be interchangeable parts took this philosophy too far in the eighth inning and it burned them beyond belief.

The brainiest organization in baseball suddenly looks like the most foolish.

latimes.com/sports/dodgers…
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THREAD: Vigils across America demanding action against #Pakistan for its inhuman treatment of Hindus & other minorities. The @chingariproject calls on all communities to join this movement to bring an end to abduction, forced conversion to Islam & rape of young girls in Pakistan.
Every day, in #Pakistan, 3 girls from the minority communities are kidnapped, forcibly converted and "married" off, often as 2nd and 3rd wives of Muslim men.
Many of these girls are as young as 12 and the men they are married off to, in their 30s and 40s. 2/n
@KamalaHarris
Vigil participants in #Tampa #Florida, shared details of the atrocities committed on #Hindu, #Sikh and other minorities in #Pakistan. Many onlookers said that while they aware of Pakistan's toxic role in Afghanistan, few had heard about the crimes being committed within Pakistan.
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Tomorrow I’m opening my first grocery store in a Title One school. I doubt I sleep tonight - imagine a parent between checks who can order dinner and breakfast for their family thru our app and their child bring it home. I’m changing lives man, no one does it like me. Just wait!
Before Picture!
FYI this is in #Atlanta my hope is that we bring this to rural communities. Also I hope to bring one to #Memphis #Birmingham #LittleRock #JacksonMS #Nashville #Jacksonville #Tampa #Houston #CharlotteNC #Dallas #Newark #Camden #LasVegas #Chicago #StLouis #Detroit and so many more!
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Just surveyed 6,000+ real estate agents across country. Top themes from our 1st ever RESALE agent survey: 1) Buyer fatigue, w/rumblings of remorse. 2) Bidding wars a bit less bonkers. 3) Cash is King & ton of investors. 4) Inventory gridlock. Commentary across country to follow…
#LosAngeles agent: “20-minute allotted home viewing time slots with offers due next day by noon, & buyers are asked to give up every contingency under the sun.”
#NYC agent: “Luxury home buyers feel the market is overpriced & have backed off.”
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