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life update: my old-ass dad has dementia and has been deteriorating fast. i guess im posting this because i'm SUPPOSED to be promoting my upcoming tour (yup. next week #boston / #cambridge, #vermont, #nyc tickets at and responding to your emails and... Image
... writing & being a productive capitalist cog etc etc but it's hard to focus when shit been emotional & my insides are always gooey these days. my family has been figuring out how to care for him.

yesterday was especially hard because we are finally moving him out... Image
...of the house so my mom can have a break. i feel weird even sharing this because it's so taboo for asian folks to "outsource" caretaking of our elders but here we are. i feel awful that we have to make these choices and that it's so expensive and that... Image
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Just published September home builder survey results (sales, prices, costs, communities, etc.). Big themes: 1) Supply chain, supply chain, supply chain. 2) Monthly price hikes no longer the norm. 3) Some of the hottest markets sounding toppy. Market commentary to follow…
#Austin builder: “No end in sight for labor & material issues. Told by logistics guy last week that his company believes it will take at least a year to get the supply chain back to working.”
#Austin builder: “Availability of windows has limited closings this year & availability of appliances has caused closings to slide to a later month. Availability of paint is stressing Q4 closings & causing even more bunching toward late in the year.”
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.@TheEconomist suggests that though the official number of deaths caused by #COVID19 is now 4.8m, the best estimate is that the actual toll is 15.8m people with a 95% chance that the true value lies between 9.8m and 18.5m additional deaths. 1/…
Meanwhile a new article in @ScienceMagazine suggests that inequitable distribution of #vaccines will keep the pandemic going strong in places without vaccine access. More deaths to come. 2/…
This is not a usual event in the course of our species' history. It is a great calamity akin to those that rocked the planet in the 20th century. It's not time for business as usual either. 3/…
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The United States spends nearly twice as much as the average #OECD country on #healthcare. BUT have you ever wondered how good is the #quality of healthcare in America? (1/10) #ph260720 #healthcarespending #qualityofcare
A 2006 @RANDCorporation research conducted on representative sample of the U.S. population found that on average adults in the United States received only about half of recommended care. Half! Shocking? Disappointed? (2/10) #ph260720 #qualityofcare
That's not all. Quality of care was similar in all 12 of the #metropolitan areas studied. For example, it doesn't matter whether you live in #Boston or #Miami. You're getting the recommended care ONLY HALF the time. Getting frustrated? I already am! 🤬 (3/10) #ph260720 #quality Figure 1. Metropolitan Area...
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Companies tied to housing revising guidance due to supply chain. Commentary from our builder survey this month indicates things getting worse before they get better. Homes sitting, waiting for materials (dead days). Big delays in windows. Delta outbreaks. In sum, a crapshoot. 🧵
#Nashville builder: “It's a crap shoot. Some municipalities will issue permits in 1 week, & others are 6-9 months behind. Supply chain is a mess. Windows are now 7 months out, cabinets are 6 months out, etc.”
#Chicago builder: “Build cycle increased due to backordered materials including bathtubs, appliances, & ceramic tile. Trades are much more limited in availability & now have some ‘dead days’ with no activity.”
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Word is out that @bostonpolice is about to reprise Operation Clean Sweep, the brutal purging of the homeless and people who use drugs in the Mass Ave./Melnea Cass corridor this coming Tuesday. This is a public health disaster in the making. 1/@MayorKimJaney
You do not create another public crisis in the midst of a pandemic. @bostonpolice are about to make #COVID19, #HIV, #HCV and #overdose worse in Boston. 2/
There is no plan but to disperse and purge the area. This is is public health and medical malpractice by law enforcement in #Boston. It’s going to make things worse. 3/
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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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The Disregard of #InformedConsent and Echoes of Nuremberg Part 2 - “The Great Pivot” - Jab hesitancy is informed, literate, and sophisticated, but government agencies, officials, and politicos pushed false narratives - by @TraderStef 4 #CrushTheStreet #ADE… Image
I am moving "The Great Pivot & Echoes of Nuremberg Part 2" #InformedConsent2 (the thread from @RWMaloneMD's gracious RT ) to my acct original here. Replies were breaking apart/not keeping continuity under his RT. Chronology is now intact. Apology for move. Image
Here is a link to PART 1 of “The Disregard of Informed Consent & Echoes of Nuremberg” (is hash tagged as #InformedConsent). That thread's continuity is intact and extensive, from March 31 to Aug 3.
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The Concord project opted to go with Solar (PV) connected to an energy storage system (battery storage) in lieu of a backup generator.

This system has been designed to keep the critical loads for the home operational even if the utility power is knocked out.
This includes the backup heating and domestic hot water system (gas boiler with radiant floor heat + indirect hot water tank), the refrigerator, freezer, microwave, TV/WiFi, lighting and receptacles in strategic areas.
The Generac PwrCell provides 18 kWh of battery storage in a single cabinet, and up to 9 kW of continuous power output, enough to power the critical loads for extended periods of time. It can also be expanded to 36 kWh of battery storage in the future should it ever be needed.
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Hi, everyone. As I slowly get up to speed on #socialmedia, I thought I'd take a moment to introduce myself: @Stanford Economics Professor, @SIEPR Director, @MIT & @Harvard alum, @NBER Research Associate, @WhiteHouseCEA alum, aspiring #marathoner, and #Boston sports fan.
On this channel, you can expect to hear some of my thoughts on #economicpolicy at the federal, state, and local level in the United States. My hope is to give those with an interest a deeper understanding of gov't policies through a nonpartisan, data-driven lens. #EconTwitter
Until my next post, I'll be training for the @HNLmarathon and hoping the @RedSox stay strong after the all-star break. Stay-tuned, enjoy the summer days, and talk soon!!
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This is getting good.

1.) It's so damn obvious now/Easy to see who is & always has been corrupt within evils spider web of lies & deceptions.
2.) Everyone, wave goodbye to Darkness. They are getting Vaccumed down the drain ...
3.) Royal Flush
4.) Money Laundering & crimes
Upon under age women don't get you to far in life. Just sayin' ..
6.) Corrupt Restaurants all around the Country are about to be exposed for what kind of food they have been serving.

Healthy #TIP
7.) FAST
8.) FAST
9.) FAST
10.) PERFECT 10. That is what I rate last nights #WWENXT Show last night ..


Would anyone like some, Ice Cream? ..
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Here's a housing🧵to chew on over weekend. Mid-June update from 100+home builders across country. 1) rumblings of price ceiling. 2) slightly shrinking pool of qualified buyers. 3) some home releases not selling out immediately. 4) normal summer slowing as vacations take priority.
#Austin builder: “Some interest lists are shrinking & others are not. Seeing buyers who are no longer able or willing to afford the monthly payment. Definitely seeing attrition here. Frustration that prices continued going up without an opportunity to purchase.”
#Dallas builder: “Interest lists are definitely shrinking because of pricing. Some drop off is happening due to price. But the re-sale market is still so tight it hasn’t dropped substantially. Extremely concerned about pricing going forward.”
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This is one of the WORST interviews on China you will ever see.

Stoltenberg is well aware of the THREATS that the ChiCom Networks around the world pose to Civilized Society...

and yet he Dances like a Scared Bitch around the #1 GeoPolitical Crisis


If NATO Partners do NOT recognize the THREAT of the ChiCom Networks growing influence around the world, then HARD MEASURES will be required to FORCE them to come around
Playing "nice" with China was still possible before the Rise of Xi in 2013

But the true nature of the ChiCom Networks has been Exposed

They are an ENEMY of Civilized People ALL AROUND THE WORLD

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#BioWarfare Preparedness should be a Top Priority

But this would include Incentives to De-Centralize away from the Over-Crowded Mass Transit Cities and the #DemocratCorruptionNetworks strongly OPPOSE this

Single Points of Failure are Attack Points during a War

The model of a De-Centralized (or Less Centralized) Mesh Network with Redundant Capabilities is Vital to Weathering the Storm of a Blitzkrieg Attack
The Nature of War is Changing

Old Warfare Methods are still available

But there are NEW Methods that are available

Access is variable

Some methods only available to big players
But increasingly the IED Terrorist Model is expanding to New Tools
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"Plans for the elitist, money-grabbing league were unveiled Sunday night, triggering universal condemnation and galvanizing #fans against the 12 owners who proposed the tone-deaf breakaway."… #johnhenry #LIVERPOOL #Boston
1/ "The #SuperLeague collapsed under the weight of its own greed less than 48 hours after it was introduced, & Henry posted an apology video hours later in which he said, “The project put forward was never going to stand without the support of the fans....'"
2/ '...No one ever thought differently in #England. Over these 48 hours you were very clear that it would not stand. We heard you. I heard you.'”
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Some interesting housing color from mid-April around the country home builder channel check. Bunch of market commentary to follow...will try to hit most top markets.
#SaltLakeCity home builder mid-April color: “Still have 10x buyers to available homes to buy. Went to 'highest/ best' offer system March 1st & offers over asking price are shocking. Most offers are 10+% over ask, that's after raised base prices $10K to $20K+ with each release.”
#Austin home builder mid-April color: “Super high demand. Volume controlled with release process, otherwise would be unbearable. Some price increases are $100K between releases.”
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Flowers, I will go see she said.

Headed to Esplanade (cuz this photo alone would check a box but would actually be cheating - the power of “optics” or manufactured data whose lives & careers are Twitter).

Question everything you see
See like a #pediatrician Image
I shall see from a new perspective she said - I will cross on the other side.

(Actually, I wanted to be on the other side but would have to walk a block to cross so, fine, I’ll cross on this side. Bah humbug). Image
I shall admire the barely born green hope unfurling into the crisp Spring air, fragile yet #resilient, she said

(Yay #Science and @museumofscience #BostonStrong #Boston ... and yes, and requisite monuments to male anatomy and war as well) Image
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Antifa is recruiting Boston students, calling on college-aged activists to wear black bloc for Sunday's "direct action" march on the Mass. Ave Bridge.

Seen on the Boston University and Boston College subreddits:
A large crowd of Black Lives Matter-Antifa activists gathered on MIT's campus, demanding the "defunding, demilitarization, disarmament...and immediate disbandment of all police departments in the Greater #Boston area, followed by the rest of Massachusetts..."
"The liberation of all oppressed peoples necessitates the destruction of the political-economic systems of capitalism and imperialism as well as patriarchy."
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Had a brain wave / brain fart today - Don't know which?!

Recently re-read x2 #books that seem pretty consequential to modern day news cycles 📚

- #JohnPerkins #ConfessionsOfAnEconomicHitman

- #BillBrowder #RedNotice

Both began their careers for #Boston based consulting co's
#Boston #USA is part of that #IvyLeague playground 🧐

#MIT & #Harvard are in close proximity - Like #Oxford & #Cambridge in the UK (those prestigious institutions also synonymous with producing spy's & leaders)!

Perkins worked for #ChasTMain
Browder for #BostonConsultingGroup
If you look at geo-political history from 1980's - today... These two fella's have really played their part!!

Both books are great by the way... well worth a read!

- #JohnPerkins = #SouthAmerica & #CentralAmerica
- #BillBrowder = #US #Russia #UK #EU ... possibly the world!? 🌐
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Just stop these tiny violins. As a woman of color who lost my mother to the pandemic, as a licensed physician, and as a public servant, I can say it is EXACTLY women like Dr. Birx who drive out women like me from “her” turf & prematurely end the lives of women like my mother.
You don’t have to buy an assault rifle and show up to shoot someone’s mother to have blood on your hands.
Bureaucrats like Dr. Birx has blood on their hands no different from as if she did this. You can kill, passively, while wrapped in an Hermès scarf.…
@JeromeAdamsMD this is an example of bureaucrats & policies causing death

Perhaps before implying seeking accountability for the policy-driven deaths of so many mothers & loved ones

is “anti-feminist”
learn history
bureaucrats kill women & men of color…
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Congresswoman @AyannaPressley congratulates @MartyJWalsh, (note the Twitter handle change and then greets @Kim_Janey: “Madame Mayor.” #bospoli. @wbznewsradio Image
It’s official — @Kim_Janey is sworn in as mayor of #Boston. @wbznewsradio Image
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Was #TheDarkKnight's Two-Face the product of brain injury? Harvey Dent was hospitalized after surviving the explosion and disfiguring burns that transformed him into the psychopathic villain, Two-Face. The background offers insight into the villain's psychological origins. (1/6)
A monitor shows a computed tomography (CT) scan of Dent's head, which reveals contusions (blood) in both frontal lobes of the brain. Such contusions are common after traumatic brain injury, resulting from the brain striking the front of the skull during sudden deceleration. (2/6)
The frontal lobes support higher-order cognition, such as planning, emotional regulation, and impulse control. The ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC), the frontal region most vulnerable to contusions, is important for moral judgement and emotional decision-making. (3/6)
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One of the Ostrower Family's most valued possessions is a VHS recording of the #StarWars world bcast premiere on CBS from March 1984.

No one owned home videos back then so this was a big BIG deal. It was the only way to rewatch a movie.

(warning: nerdy 🧵 ahead)

We would watch the VHS nearly every weekend (commercials & all)

Over time we realized we had what amounted to a time capsule from the Reagan-era.

Here is an incredible TWA ad from early in the bcast w awk 80s gender politics.

Note the young #PaulaZahn pop on a the end.

The broadcast had "special" cutaways to commercial. Here's #MagicJohnson showing R2D2 some love.

I loved this VHS so much I decided to digitize it in 2008.

And I've been meaning to share some of these amazing ads for years, so here we are...

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@FBI - I have been marked as a target by alt right already - my #GOTV work is what #MarjorieTaylorGreene spreads hate on - citizen rights of minorities. The violence that smashed the skull of #OfficerSicknick on Jan 6 was about effective #votingrights work of @staceyabrams
(Deleted tweets cuz the posted link was wrong - gah. I hate deleting tweets but the meaning totally changed.)
What I threaten is the power differential in #healthcare -by my identity & work - all bullying is about power first & foremost. Yes, I threaten bullies & their sidekicks. I open, expand, include vs paranoia to exclude, block.

Other Muslims like me, shot:…
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