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An icon of the far right has died. According to his daughter, Sarah Weaver, Randy Weaver passed on Wednesday. He was a key player in a deadly standoff at #RubyRidge in #Idaho
"Love you always Dad....
"See ya next time I see ya"
January 3, 1948 - May 11, 2022"
The standoff, covered by reporting legend (and friend) Bill Morlin, gave the radical, anti-government right a rallying cry after U.S. Marshals killed Weaver's wife, Vicki, and son, Sam, during the standoff. A Marshal, William Degan, also died.
The standoff between Weaver and the Marshals also is thought to have inspired other anti-government radicals, including #LasVegas shooter Stephen Craig Paddock
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It's no coincidence that the states eager to keep women from controlling their own reproduction also refuse to care for those women or their children.
Compare the states ready to ban abortion with a map of states that refused to expand #Medicaid.
The maps are overly simplistic in showing states' expansions of #Medicaid, and this thread will explain some of what's complicated.

In essence, many states led by #Republicans didn't want to expand a program that helps pregnant women, kids, and the frail elderly. Voters did.
Let's take those anti-abortion states that "have expanded Medicaid" in alphabetical order.

So, first, Arkansas.

#Arkansas led the way in requiring people on #Medicaid to work. Their unique plan also disenrolled people who didn't meet the work requirement.
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#Breaking - #Idaho Gov. Brad Little has signed SB1309, the controversial abortion legislation that bans abortions in Idaho after 6 weeks of pregnancy. ImageImage
The bill includes a mechanism that allows certain family members to sue a doctor if they perform an abortion in Idaho, the father, grandparents, siblings, aunts/uncles of a ‘preborn child’ are permitted to sue an abortion provider within four years of an abortion.
The bill is commonly compared to legislation that passed in the state of #Texas. Of note, the #Idaho legislation prevents rapists from filing a lawsuit over an abortion, but a rapist's relatives could in theory file a lawsuit under the law.
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1/ Did Idaho Freedom Foundation Board Member Bryan Smith admit to being a "dirty debt collector" in his speech? Let's learn more about congressional candidate Bryan Smith. 🔥🧵 #idpol #idleg #idgop #GrafReceipts
2/Smith and his medical debt collection business were featured in an East Idaho News investigative series in 2019. #idpol…
3/ The alleged victim stories were so bad, legislation was created to cap the fees a firm like Smith's could collect. #idpol…
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Thank you everyone for a great night at #FBCG22! Here's the speech I gave: I think many of you were surprised to see that I was not on the Secretary of State’s unofficial list of candidates who filed for Governor. 🧵 #idpol #idaho #Democrats
I can assure you that you are not as surprised as I am! Although I’ve served as a non-partisan Mayor for two terms, let me be clear, I am a Democrat. We are taking all necessary steps to ensure I’m on the ballot. And I am confident we will be successful.
Now let me tell you why I’m running for Governor. It seems that everywhere we look in the world we see a battle going on. A battle between freedom and totalitarianism. A clash between the rule of law and corrupt power. A struggle between democracy and dictatorship.
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Here's a little recap of what's going on in #Texas with the fight for #trans rights. There's a lot happening so this is a thread. 🧵

@AustinChronicle has me writing about #trans rights. It's important to me. And should be to you also.…

@AustinChronicle The Texas legislature won't be back in session until 2023, and since the state failed to pass a law targeting #trans health care in 2021, that means going around the normal legislative procedure to target trans kids & their families.…
@AustinChronicle Persecuting #trans kids is a major issue for several far-right candidates and the Texax GOP and their wealthy backers, as a whole. So Attorney Gen. Ken Paxton issued a non-binding legal opinion saying trans health care is abuse.…
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7 week old Ostara Clure from Nampa Idaho is too young to get vaccinated. She's now fighting for her life on ECMO because her lungs are so damaged from the Omicron Variant #TheySurvivedCovid 📽️:@MorganRomeroTV…
"Before I didn't believe in the whole COVID. I didn't do the masks. I didn't do anything & now it's affecting my daughter... my other two kids came up positive. It changed our beliefs about how scary it really is.. while worried about our daughter who is fighting for her life"
Prayers for little Ostara
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🧵Nationally, COVID hospitalizations under insurance contracts on avg cost $29,000, or $156,000 for patients requiring ICU care. In the U.S. 29,000 children have been hospitalized for COVID. +1,000 died. COVID is not harmless in children. A few stories #TheySurvivedCovid 1/X
4 month old Grayson Perry is one of 279 children in Texas currently hospitalized for COVID #TheySurvivedCovid 2/X
4 month old, Hudson Hooten was coinfected with COVID and RSV and required intensive care for oxygen therapy at Children's Medical Center in Dallas Texas. #TheySurvivedCovid 3/…
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The story of the #BuildBackBetter has yet to be written. Let’s examine the 50 Republican US Senators who are voting against lifting children out of poverty, education,elder care, affordable prescription drugs, child care & family leave? What does this mean for YOUR STATE? Image
#ALABAMA Sen. Richard Shelby is voting against the #ChildTaxCredit “The Center on Budget &Policy Priorities found making the program permanent would benefit 93% of #AL children,lift 162,000 #AL children above/closer to poverty line & benefit 480,000 #AL children under 17. Image
#ALABAMA Sen. Tommy Tuberville has offered you no solutions; he has admitted that he “wouldn’t have a clue” how to address the current pandemic and recently told people that $600 per week in federal unemployment benefits was just “too much.”… Image
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Newborn from New Orleans #Louisiana is finally discharged after being hospitalized for 6 months with COVID-19 #TheySurvivedCovid…
18 y.o. Jadyn from Spokane Washington contracted #MISC due to COVID requiring life support. She had a 90% chance of dying, but survived. It's unknown what ongoing health problems she'll endure from this infection. #TheySurvivedCovid.…
"As his daughter battled COVID-19, Trefry started to feel guilty about his former anti-vaccine views... If you're on the fence about getting the vaccination, this isn't about you. It's about our children. This is happening all over the country, all over the world."
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Loved ones buried 13 y.o. Jaheim Lambert who died from COVID at Union Cemetery in East Bakersfield #California this morning. His family calls him an old soul #SoulsLostToCovid…
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. A 9-year-boy old from Fremont is at Massachusetts General Hospital recovering from multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children due to COVID.…
Missouri mom urges parents to consider COVID vaccine after 10-year-old son Dakota nearly dies. “Doctors said we had to pull the plug or put him on the ECMO machine," said mom…
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‘Such a traumatic experience’: 2 y.o. Nampa #Idaho toddler recovering after COVID causes liver failure… Image
"Upon arrival, Charlotte’s liver was in such bad shape that physicians told Megan the toddler would need a transplant. 'That was in our head: Our daughter is getting a liver transplant,' Megan said"
“We had people telling us, ‘Well no, your daughter’s liver failure is not from COVID. COVID doesn’t cause that,’ Megan said. 'It was so frustrating to hear those comments and see this'"
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In 2019, Governor Brad Little issued a proclamation designating the second Monday in October as #IndigenousPeoplesDay. This action paralleled steps that other entities had been taking since 1992 to redirect the focus of #ColumbusDay (a designated state holiday in #Idaho).
This acknowledgment better aligns with the reality of the past and the genocide and forced assimilation that indigenous people faced in the decades and centuries following Christopher Columbus's arrival in the western hemisphere. #IndigenousPeoplesDay
In honor of #IndigenousPeoplesDay2021, we want to recognize the five federally recognized tribes that call Idaho home. The Kootenai, Nez Perce, Coeur d'Alene, Shoshone-Paiute, and Shoshone-Bannock peoples have called this land home since time immemorial. #Idaho #history
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Many thanks ⁦@GeoffRBennett⁩ for hosting me with ⁦@ChrisJansing⁩ ⁦@shaqbrewster⁩ as FDA VRBPAC meets on 3rd immunizations. In addition to Israel data ⁦⁦@NEJM⁩, today ⁦@CDCMMWR⁩ published declines of Pfizer vaccine effectiveness vs hospitalizations
Here’s the data today from @CDCMMWR showing decline vs hospitalizations for Pfizer BioNTech after 120 days down to 77%. That’s a problem…
Also we’re discussing a problem with the State of #Idaho. In 2018 we published in @PLOSMedicine the high rates of childhood vaccinations due to strong antivaccine sentiments and phony health freedom ideologies, and now this continues with COVID19 among the lowest vaccinations
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Tomorrow, @POTUS heads to Long Beach, #California to participate in an event with @GavinNewsom ahead of the #RecallElection.
First stop for @POTUS on the Air Force One trip west will be #Idaho where he'll receive a briefing from federal and state fire agency officials, according to the @WhiteHouse.
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🚨BREAKING: #Idaho enacts “crisis standards of care” due to hospitals being overwhelmed by the #COVID19 surge, warning that some patients won't get needed care.

So many UNVACCINATED are now sick that healthcare resources must be rationed.

If you need critical care but are unable to get an ICU bed because the hospitals are overwhelmed with unvaccinated #COVID19 patients, your chances of survival are slim to none.

No, it’s NOT #ObamaCare that led to these “death panels” in @GOP-stronghold #Idaho.


#GetVaccinated #COVID19
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🚨#Idaho’s ICUs are so overwhelmed with #COVID19 patients that they may have to start **rationing healthcare resources** within days.

“All of the ICU #coronavirus patients were generally healthy people who simply didn’t get vaccinated.”

What does “rationing healthcare resources” mean?

It means if you or your loved one in #Idaho gets sick enough to need ICU care, someone else may have to be removed from a ventilator to make room for you.

#Idaho Dr. Bill Dittrich on rationing healthcare: “I don’t think anybody will ever be ready to have the kinds of conversations and make the kinds of decisions that we’re concerned we’re going to have to be making in the next several weeks.

I’m really terrified.”
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Each week I pull ~51000 tweets on US State mentions. Here's a collection of word clouds from tweets pulled on 2021-08-07. Each state + DC can be found in the replies!
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Each week I pull ~51000 tweets on US State mentions. Here's the word cloud for #Alabama from tweets pulled on 2021-08-07!
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Each week I pull ~51000 tweets on US State mentions. Here's the word cloud for #Alaska from tweets pulled on 2021-08-07!
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Each week I pull ~51000 tweets on US State mentions. Here's a collection of word clouds from tweets pulled on 2021-07-31. Each state + DC can be found in the replies!
#Python #USA #WordCloud #TwitterData
Each week I pull ~51000 tweets on US State mentions. Here's the word cloud for #Alabama from tweets pulled on 2021-07-31!
#Python #WordCloud #TwitterData
Each week I pull ~51000 tweets on US State mentions. Here's the word cloud for #Alaska from tweets pulled on 2021-07-31!
#Python #WordCloud #TwitterData
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🚨🐉🚨#TH3D3N is highlighting all of the Missing Kids that are out there but get little to no attention, hashtagged by State. Please DO SUBSCRIBE, CHECK OFTEN & SHARE Missing kids posters on other channels & platforms

#OpWhereAreTheKids ~ IT MATTERS

Rafael Martinez
Fatima Martinez

Kishe Banks-Jones

Usmaan Nawaz

🚨🐉🚨If you have seen any of these children~ please call 911,
1-800-THE-LOST or visit :… for more information on each poster

Arden Pepion

Jonathan Blevins

Samantha Johns

Ryan Larsen

🚨🐉🚨If you have seen any of these children~ please call 911,
1-800-THE-LOST or visit :… for more information on each poster
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The daily #Coronavirus thread is underway.

If Friday turned out to be fearful, we can only hope it's not a shocking Saturday.

More and more countries and regions heading back into lockdown as #Covid19 spreads quicker then the vaccines.

And already today new record - read on..
The first record to report is from crisis-torn #Brazil

For the 3rd successive day over 2,000 deaths.
But it's new #Covid19 cases rewriting the record books today with 84,047 positive tests, that's 12% more than the week before

2,152 more deaths takes total fatalities over 275k
Almost a record for #Norway too tonight.

905 new #Covid19 infections diagnosed in the last 24 hours, just 25 below the national record. Today's total is 31% up on the previous week.

Over 300 more Covid patients have been admitted to hospital in the last 2 days alone.
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I know no one’s surprised, but we need to call it out anyway. Today the Republican Party sealed their legacy w/Trumpism. They’re now & forever the party of racism, white supremacy, neo-nazism, domestic terrorism, conspiracy theorists & fact deniers. They own this. #GOPCowards
Republicans of conscience, now is the time. There’s no “saving” your party at this point. Now is your fleeting opportunity to come over to the right side of history & join the Dems. @SenBillCassidy @SenatorBurr @SenatorCollins @lisamurkowski @MittRomney @BenSasse @SenToomey
For the other 43 - the #GOPCowards - us REAL patriots will see to it that you’re stripped of all power & your big $ donors drop you.

To the REAL patriots: FLOOD YOUR SENATORS’ PHONES. Tell them how sickened you are, as one of their constituents. Contact info to follow (thread)
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