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My name is Lelena.

I am a #ChronicPain patient.

I am required to pee in a cup monthly to show #compliance to my #LowDose #opioid regimen.

I am painted as despicable, helpless, & #unclean by the powers that be.

I am a modern-day #Leper.

#EndStigma #PainLeper
Newsflash, America:

I'm not JUST a #ChronicPain patient.

I am not helpless.

I am not #unclean.

I am not #despicable.

I don't just use #pills to overcome my #SeverePain.

I refuse all #stigma, misconceptions, assumptions, and #labels.

I am an #Overcomer.
I will be criticized for calling myself a #ChronicPain patient.

People will say: she wallows in illness. She enjoys it! She IDENTIFIES with her pain.

Wrong. It is part of my reality. I must face it & battle it daily.

And I do. Despite all the negativity I face from others.
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The Suffocation of Democracy

By: Christopher R. Browning

THREAD✔
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As a historian specializing in the #Holocaust, #Nazi Germany, and #Europe in the era of the world wars, I have been repeatedly asked about the degree to which the current situation in the United States resembles the interwar period and the rise of #fascism in Europe.
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I would note several troubling similarities and one important but equally troubling difference.

In the 1920s, the US pursued #isolationism in foreign #policy and rejected participation in international organizations like the League of Nations.
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001/ [article content in this tweet series 001-180 reproduced with permission from Martin Howe QC of Lawyers for Britain @lawyers4britain]
#quote "Leaving the EU on WTO terms: pulling down the barriers to world trade
Introduction: why prices will FALL after Brexit, not rise" /002
002/ #quote "Over the past couple of weeks, the media have been full of lurid scare stories about what will happen if the UK leaves the EU on WTO terms, because negotiations with the EU do not result in a withdrawal agreement." /003
#tariffs #NoDeal #Brexit #WTO #ProjectFear #shortages #food #medicines
003/ #quote "One of the most ridiculous and UNJUSTIFIED of these absurd scare stories is that it will lead to higher prices, and even shortages, of foods and medicines." /004
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7 years ago, I wrote "Flushing the Potty Panic" for @transadvocate. I opined the solution to unlawful #discrimination in access to public accommodations in which nudity is unavoidable—toilets, showers, locker/dressing/changing rooms—because "separate but equal" is illegal

is to ensure via #law that a sufficient number of secure, single user, #disability-accessible, #family-friendly facilities are provided for all people who for any reason desire or require #privacy or assistance, in the manner of the #ADA Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990

at the same time we ensure by law that all people have the right to be free from unlawful discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, sexual or affectional orientation, or gender identity, appearance, expression, or behavior, regardless of sex or gender assigned at birth

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1) Un petit guide sur les #SocialJusticeWarriors (#SJW) suite aux Ă©vĂ©nements de #Tolbiac et tout le marasme qui s’en est suivi, parce que je suis assez Ă©tonnĂ©e de la mĂ©connaissance des gens en #France et sur #Twitter. Il reste central aux #US depuis quelques annĂ©es. (Ă  dĂ©rouler)
2) Car oui, comme beaucoup de mouvements culturels celui-ci nous vient directement des US et du #Canada, et met la lutte militante pour le progrĂšs social en son centre, tjs sous le prisme d’un rapport de force Ă  une minoritĂ© : #genre, #handicap, #racisme, #sexisme, etc

3) Donc si t’es twittos #anglophone tu vas sĂ»rement rigoler, parce que tu t’es dĂ©jĂ  retrouvĂ© embourbĂ© dans des Ă©changes impossibles et que tu connais exactement le sujet
 Tu pourras donc passer ton chemin, car tu n’apprendras rien de spĂ©.
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The #AI task force for Economic Transformation in #India (set up by the Government’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry) released its report last month. Some background (B) and key takeaways (T). 1/n
B1. The vision guiding this report is “AI as a socio economic problem solver at large scale rather than only a booster of economic growth”. 2/n
B2. It seeks to address the role of the Government in the field, answer how #AI can improve quality of life, and identify sectors for AI growth. 3/n
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Ce soir, il me vient l'envie de vous parler un peu d'Encelade, le mystérieux satellite de Saturne, qui possÚde sans doute un océan d'eau liquide sous une couche de glace (à dérouler)
Encelade a été la plus grosse surprise de la mission @CassiniSaturn, qui a orbité autour de Saturne entre Juillet 2004 et le 15 Septembre 2017.
On s'attendait Ă  un satellite glacĂ© banal, une grosse boule de 500 km de diamĂštre sans grosse surprise. Or (1) il n'y a pas de satellite banal dans le systĂšme solaire et (2) celui lĂ  sort vraiment du lot mĂȘme s'il est plutĂŽt petit.
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