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In honour of #FathersDay, here is a thread about the fathers of our Canadian Prime Ministers!

23. Pierre Trudeau (Justin Trudeau)
Pierre was Canada's 13th prime minister from 1968-1979 & 1980-1984.
Pierre & Justin are the only father and son to serve as PM of Canada. Image
22. Joseph Harris Harper (Stephen Harper)

Joseph Harper was an accountant for Imperial Oil. He had an avid interest in military history & meticulously researched military insignia for his 1992 book Old Colours Never Die. Image
21. Paul Martin Sr (Paul Martin Jr.)

One of Canada's most influential politicians, Paul Martin Sr. was a member of Parliament from 1935 to 1968. He served as a cabinet minister for three prime ministers & was heavily influential in the creation of Universal Healthcare. Image
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This #FathersDay I want to talk about paternity leave or, the lack of it. We have a two week paternity leave in the UK. The worst in Europe. In 2023.

Just 18% of Brits think 2 weeks paternity leave or less is enough.

A 🧵 about why it should be 6 weeks. Image
One in five (22%) dads and partners that are eligible for paternity leave take no
leave at all. The baby is born, the mum having gone through one of the most dangerous and traumatic events with potential life long medical problems and off dad goes, back to work.
Currently, the statutory entitlement to paternity leave is two weeks and the weekly rate for paternity pay is £172 a week, which is 44% of the national living wage. No wonder some dads don’t take the leave. They can’t afford it. We had to save for me to take paternity leave.
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The difference between High achievers and Shirkers is that High achievers are inspired by their vision, they discipline themselves to stay motivated and focused on their goals no matter what.

🧵dedicated to hardworking Dads, Happy #FathersDay Image
Whereas, shirkers are drifters; they don't know what they want,where they are going, they live their lives based on what the day brings. They get inspired only by desperation. That is, they are motivated to act when life whoop their ass.
Don't wait for life to push you out of your comfort zone before you start grinding for your desired future. Have a clear vision of what you want, then go all out for it. Remember, you can't hit a target you cannot see.
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🍃Here’s 🧵 samples of my customized wood chess/checkers boards. They’re 2’x2’x1” & made frm Birch
🍃Comes w/32 reversible chess/checkers game pieces made frm Birch branch slices & 3” diameter. DM for orders.
[This one: UNC vs DUKE basketball] #Handmade #SmallBiz #Woodworks… Image
2/.. [UNC vs DUKE] -cont.

🍃I paint the square spaces w/ custom colored paint, create & print the images contained in the blank squares using vinyl adhesive sheets and my #Cricut, and seal board and game pieces w/ 5 coats of polyurethane gloss.🙌🏽 #chess #checkers #gameboards ImageImage
3/.. the UNC vs DUKE board was a birthday gift order from a wife to her husband. He LOVED it! Especially after he noticed I put his name on the team jersey!💜🙌🏽🥳
#chess #checkers #woodworks #handmadegifts
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We have some exciting events & popups happening in the #NorthWest #Halton #Cheshire over #Spring & #Summer. Get your #Spring craft on @HaltonLibraries on the 18th March as part of @HaltonMakeFest, book on eventbrite. Catch us @natoutdoorexpo on the 19th March then come say Hi &
whittle a stick, make a little catapult & get arty with nature @HaltonMakeFest on the 25th of March in @HaltonLibraries, book on eventbrite . I am collaborating with the fab #CHI cafe #PhoenixPark & @RechargeRestore for @HaltonBC #HAF to offer #Easter
theme sessions on the 5th and 6th of April. Tickets will be getting released later for our #familyfriendly #Easteredition #EGGstravaganza @RHP_Halton on the 9th of April. #CoastalSchool kicks off on the 20th of April with @coop_portland which is so exciting then #TinyBitCurious
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अबतक कहानियां तो बहुत मिली लेकिन ऐसी नहीं।

ये किशोरी लाल जी हैं।दलित समाज से आते हैं। अपनी पत्नी, दो बेटी और एक बेटे के साथ दिल्ली के अशोक नगर में रहते हैं।किशोरी जी बचपन से क्रिकेट के शौक़ीन थे।अच्छे प्लेयर हुआ करते थे।अपना प्राइवेट क्लब भी शुरू किया था।
पहले डिस्ट्रिक्ट बाद में स्टेट लेवल पर क्रिकेट खेला।लगातार 20 साल तक। भारत का शायद ही कोई ऐसा राज्य हो जहाँ इन्होने क्रिकेट टूर्नामेंट ना खेला हो।बहुत तगड़ी टीम थी इनकी। मॉडर्न स्कूल बाराखंभा रोड में कपिल देव और यशपाल शर्मा के अगेंस्ट में क्रिकेट खेला।
लोग कहते थे-किशोरी क्रिकेट खेलना शानदार सिखाता है।किशोरी जी ने क्रिकेट की कोचिंग देनी शुरू कर दी।250 के करीब बच्चें आते थे।इनके द्वारा ट्रेन्ड किए हुए लड़के स्पोर्ट्स कोटे से कई सरकारी नौकरियों में गए।कुछ PTI टीचर बने। दिल्ली पुलिस में गए।वकील बने।कुछ की नौकरी DDA में हुई
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Since it's #FathersDay, let's celebrate Black fathers by countering racist narratives of Black men’s involvement in their children's lives and exploring where some of it comes from. (1/14) 🧵
Black fathers are routinely framed as being absent in the lives of their children, and I was tryna figure out where this came from, which led me to the Moynihan Report (2/14)
The report, which was released in 1965, was from the Office of Policy Planning and Research under the Department of Labor. Written by Daniel Moynihan (3/14)
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UPGRADING FATHERING | A Father’s Day Special published by @BecomeXcellence #FathersDay
A Father is one who is responsible for another’s future.
So your line manager is your father in your career.
Your fitness trainer is your father in fitness etc.
Are you the best father you can be or could you use some help?
#FathersDay @BecomeXcellence
On this Father’s day, let us explore what a father really is and see if our fathering needs upgrading. #FathersDay @BecomeXcellence
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It's fitting that today marks both #JuneteenthDay and #FathersDay.

Maybe we should talk a bit about that intersection.

In June of 1865, 3 months after the end of the war and 2 and 1/2 years after the Emancipation proclamation was signed. Finally, on June 19, 1865, #NC08
General Order No. 3 was issued which freed enslaved people in Texas. Finally, free at last.

How many enslaved fathers were there that couldn't be with their children? How many families did that forever impact? #NC08
How many black fathers now are impacted by American governance? The name George Floyd comes to mind. #nc08
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‘Father’ is the noblest title a man can be given. It is more than a biological role. It signifies a patriarch, a leader, an exemplar, a confidant, a teacher, a hero & friend.”

Some #books that I simply adore due to the way they express the bond of a father & child
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
- one of the best books written in the last century, it tells us endearing story of a father son bond while they undertake a Bike journey across America.

Fav Quote - Sometimes it's a little better to travel than to arrive.
The Pursuit of Happyness- -One of my favourites, the book vividly tells story of a persistent father, Chris Gardner looking to create a better life for his son under all conditions and not giving up.

Fav Quote - The world is your oyster. It's up to you to find the pearls.
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When I came out to my dad 20 years ago, he told me the idea of two men being intimate disgusted him.

Here's what happened next. #FathersDay 🧵 👇
By 18, our relationship was...strained. As a kid, I preferred Baby-Sitters Club books to basketball. I was (and still am) a sensitive person—a stray comment could swerve into screaming, sobbing, and the silent treatment.
My dad had a walk-it-off mentality when it came to my problems. Bullying? Insecurities? Suck it up and stop crying—sympathy is for the weak. (Typical Dad stuff.)
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Welcome to #BibleQuiz Today:
#FathersDay Edition

1. Where can we find this Scripture: "And I will be a Father to you, And you will be My sons and daughters,” Says the Lord Almighty.?
2. Who was being referred to here: "I will be his Father, and he shall be My son. When he commits iniquity (wrongdoing), I will discipline him with the rod of men and with the strokes of the sons of man."?
3. Complete this verse: "As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who........ him"
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The fact that you’ve had battles is proof the enemy knows who you are. And he only knows who you are because YOUR GREATNESS IS EVIDENT! The anointing on a man SHOWS; God-given destiny on a man speaks. This is the time you move into a season of VICTORY!👇🏽
Every rejection/battle in your past, has created a strength in you that couldn’t have been gained otherwise. You came out with new language, new skillset! God did not cause the pain, BUT HE WILL USE THOSE EXPERIENCES to make you into a GREATER MAN!

📖Psalm 119:71
📖Genesis 50:20
King David was a rejected, overlooked son who was given lowly and dangerous jobs. Those situations make many resentful and angry. But JUST LIKE YOU, David allowed his experiences to train him. LIKE YOU, David was anointed!

Remember this: anointed, special men, fight big battles!
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The first time I saw my father, he was standing naked in the room.

I know, I know, how can I talk like that on #FathersDay

Sharam karo and all.

But that first line is the end of that story.

Let's get to the beginning if you have no sharam.
A man got out of bed and stood in front of me. The single yellow bulb hanging from the ceiling was miraculously switched on by a person behind me adjusting her petticoat. I could tell the woman from the silvery sounds of her bangles and anklets — the music was home to my ears.
Turning around would have made me catch the woman in the act. I was too groggy to be surprised.

Indian living spaces are so tiny and they often have to accommodate unwelcome guests in bed, even when there is no room for more.
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Text: Genesis 27:30-36, 28:1
Title: The Father's Blessings


Beyond bearing child(ren), there are people that God has placed as father figure around us.

The blessing of a father is more important than gifts. Genesis 25:1-5
Blessings: a public declaration of a favored status with God or with man.
Endowing power for prosperity and success upon a person.

A blessing of a father upon a life can birth visions for such a person.
Beyond material gifting, the blessings a father have is always transferred to the first child.

The love of a father can not be quantified. Genesis 49:1-4

Fathers, naturally wants their children to be greater than them.
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For personal reasons, namely a fundamental disdain and dislike for my own coupled with more than one scar, I normally try and avoid #FathersDay like the plague. This year though is a little different. 1/
You'll occasionally see some manufactured hysteria about schools sending home letters addressed to "parents and guardians" instead of "mother and father", despite this having been commonplace for decades. 2/
It is actually important though, and not just, rightly, to respect trans-individuals. It's important because there are many children who don't have mothers and fathers. They have guardians and people they see as parents. 3/
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Dad and his friends are off on a trip. Literally and metaphorically.

He calls me last night. 'When we return, we'll all land up at your place for dinner.'
Me: OK
Dad: We're a group of 10
Me: Not an issue
Dad: make idli and curd rice. They're all old people.
(Dad's 83, just FYI)
Me: Just tell me what you want to eat and I'll make it.
Dad: Make plenty of vathakuzhambu to eat with curd rice.
Me: OK, done

Dad calls after a bit. 'Let the oldies eat curd rice. Make pooris for those who want'
Me: Not an issue
Dad: These are older folks so they won't eat much.
I assure him that making pooris for his group is really no problem.

After some time

Dad: Make the Potato the way I like. With lots of runny gravy.
Me: sure

After some time

Dad: put plenty of onions in the Potato curry.
Me: alright
Dad: don't be stingy with onions.
Me: I wont
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101.01/ Week one-hundred and one, June 18-24, 2022, thread begins here.

Week 100 below.
101.02/ This is great news!…
101.03/ I'm at the Met game, I'm at my #FathersDay present, I'm at the combination #Mets game Father's Day present! #LGM The view from my seat at Ci...
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Gazeteci - Yazar Memduh Bayraktaroğlu: "Yurt dışında ve hapiste olan KHK'lılar, tekrar göreve başlasa 3 ayda ülke düzelir."

Memduh Bayraktaroğlu,nun sözlerine katılıyorum diyorsanız RT yapınız lütfen...

672 sayılı KHK ile ihraç edilen İmam Yusuf Karakaya, yaşadıklarına daha fazla dayanamayıp intihar etmeye kalkıştığı sırada "on aylık kızım gözlerimin önüne geldi 'baba yapma' dedi, yapamadım."

'Eşimi de 6 aylık hamile olmasına rağmen tutukladılar'

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#MLK #FathersDay - Many have been asking for more color photos of my father :-). Here’s a thread of color photos of him with his family:
Dinner Time. Play Time. We miss you, Daddy. #MLK
Daddy with Yolanda, my older sister and the first-born of #CorettaScottKing and #MLK. #FathersDay
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8 months ago,the Federal Govt of Nigeria @MBuhari and Lagos Govt @jidesanwoolu murderously connived with @HQNigerianArmy @LCCTollRoad and @Loatsad_Promo to kill peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Toll Gate.
See thread for NAMES OF some of the SLAINED HEROES.
Was shot and killed by @HQNigerianArmy on #LekkiMassacre at the Lekki Toll Gate #EndSARS Peaceful protest.
On this #FathersDay Lekan would have been with his 2 children who are still in Primary School and now has nobody to fend for them.
They need Justice.
Ayo was a peaceful #EndSARS protester killed by @HQNigerianArmy on #LekkiMassacre
Ayo was unjustly murdered.
Federal Govt @MBuhari and Lagos Govt @jidesanwoolu continue to LIE that nobody died in their bloody orders to shoot peaceful protesters.
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Les papas du CH.

Habs dads, a thread. 🧵

#GoHabsGo | #FathersDay
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My boy graduated kindergarten! Best #FathersDay gift. I’m overwhelmed. Perhaps fitting his class sang Bob Marley.“Don’t worry about a thing. Cause every little thing gonna be all right”. Raising kids during this crazy time I think I needed to hear that. Still I do worry…THREAD
I feel deep uncertainty about the world my son is growing up in. Our struggling democracy, climatechange, hate against AsianAmericans or anyone for that matter. That’s what comes to mind when I think of the future. But then I heard my son talk about his vision for the future…2/8
During the graduation, there was a sweet part where the kids took turns talking about their dream jobs. My son walked up and said “Hi…when I grow up I want to be a soccer player.” I never saw him in front of a crowd with that kind of confidence (and holding a microphone!) 3/8
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अंतिम यात्रा के लिए
प्रस्थान कर के भी
कभी कहीं नहीं जाते पिता
मुक्ति धाम से लौटते
हमारे क़दमों के साथ
लौटती है उनकी पदचाप
ख़ाली कमरे में बत्ती बुझाने
की हिदायत देने ज़ेहन में
हर रात आते हैं पिता। (जारी...)
सुबह सुबह फ़िज़ूल बहते नल
की टोंटी बंद करने बढ़ाते हैं हाथ
कभी गर्मियों में छत पर बैठ
तारों के रहस्य बताते हैं
और कभी अनंत की यात्रा
बीच में रोक
खुद सप्त ऋषि मंडल
का तारा बन जाते हैं
ताकि असीसते रहें सदा।
(जारी.. 2)
वे हमेशा के लिए विदा
लेकर भी
कहीं नहीं जाते

बने रहते हैं यहीं कहीं
बिलकुल आसपास
हमारी अस्थि मज्जा में
और धमनियों में भी
हमेशा बचे और बने रहते हैं पिता।
०डॉ राकेश पाठक

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