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#Anonymous #OpGOP
Stills from videos released with states listed of Republican sexual predators as requested by you the people
#Alabama #Ohio #Illinois #Georgia
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#Anonymous #OpGOP
Stills from videos released with states listed of Republican sexual predators as requested by you the people
#Florida #Ohio #Pennsylvania #NewJersey ImageImageImageImage
#Anonymous #OpGOP
Stills from videos released with states listed of Republican sexual predators as requested by you the people
#PuertoRico #Connecticut #California #SouthCarolina ImageImageImageImage
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#DeathToll from #tornadoes in South, Midwest continues to rise | -48min
-The dead included seven in one #Tennessee county, four in the small town of #Wynne, #Arkansas, four in Illinois, and three in nearby #Sullivan, Indiana.…
#Death toll from #US #tornadoes, storms climbs | -1h
- Death toll from a major storm system that has lashed south-central and eastern US with devastating winds and powerful tornadoes rises to 21, with dozens of others injured…
#Photos show destruction in US as #tornado #deathtoll rises | Apr 1
- #LittleRock, Arkansas, where the mayor said more than 2000 buildings were in a tornado's path.…
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#COVID19 #VariantDashboard - #UnitedStates

TOP lineages (#15DAYTRENDS):

77.6% XBB.1.5
1.9% XBB.1.9.1
1.8% XBB.1.5.13
1.4% XBB.1.5.4
1.2% BQ.1.1
1.1% XBB.1.5.2
1.1% CH.1.1
1.0% XBB.1.5.1
0.5% XBB.1.16

Updated: 03/16/2023
Sequence count by US State

#California, #Illinois, #Washington, #Massachusetts, #Texas, #Nebraska & #NewYork have submitted a big share of sequences with specimen collection dates on or after 03/01/2023

XBB.1.5 is still occupying the top spot; XBB.1.9.1 moves to #2 spot!

USA Airport surveillance update #15DayTrends

61 sequences from 6 US States (#California, #NewYork, #Washington, #NewJersey, #Georgia and #Virginia)

>50% XBB.1.16 seqs via airport surveillance (15 out of 26 seqs till date)

*Includes pooled swabs; Many bad QC seqs

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A 2021 #IOS update from #Apple let users opt out of tracking with one click. More than 96% clicked, costing #Facebook $10b in *one year*. The kicker? Even if you opted out, *Apple* *spied* on you, just like Facebook had, to fuel its own targeted ads:… 1/ Blind justice, holding aloft a set of unbalanced scales; in
If you'd like an essay-formatted version of this thread to read or share, here's a link to it on, my surveillance-free, ad-free, tracker-free blog:… 2/
The fact that Apple - a company that has blanketed the world with anti-surveillance billboards - engaged in deceptive, pervasive surveillance reveals the bankruptcy of "letting the market decide" what privacy protections you should have. 3/
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Joan Van, single mom of 3 who works full-time for an int'l hotel brand & has no paid leave of any kind, works doubles to make up the $ when she or her kids gets sick.

“You can’t let your kids see you break down because you’re tired and exhausted... you gotta keep pushing." 🧵
Sometimes, she works triples to make things work. "I'm short," she told me, voice breaking. And if she doesn't push through for her kids, no one else will, she said.
But expansive #Illinois paid leave legislation ready for action by @GovPritzker, who said he will sign it, would make a big difference for her.
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#Illinois Senate Bill SB1887 would drive out #blockchain #node operators, #miners, and #validators, waste judicial resources, and confuse existing law in a quixotic attempt to protect Illinois consumers. Let's examine the mess in a #thread:
as a preface, This is a stunning reverse course for a state that was previously pro -innovation. Instead we now get possibly the most unworkable state law related to #crypto and #blockchain I’ve ever seen. A shocking turn of events for the #tech community in #illinois /2
SB1887 focuses on consumer protection (this is GOOD). But, the manner in which it seeks to protect consumers is to require #node operators ##miners & #validators to do impossible things, or things that create for themselves new criminal & civil liability at pain of fines/ fees /3
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There’s a whole movie that resembles a good chunk of this situation starring Adam Driver
Based on the 1985 novel White Noise by Don DeLillo
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#COVID19 #VariantDashboard - #UnitedStates

TOP lineages (#15DAYTRENDS):

38.6% XBB.1.5
16.3% BQ.1.1
6.5% XBB.1
5.1% BQ.1
1.7% BQ.1.1.4
1.5% CH.1.1
1.4% BQ.1.1.32
1.3% BQ.1.3
1.2% BQ.1.1.5

Updated: 02/01/2023

Sequence count by US State

#California and #NorthCarolina have submitted a big share of sequences

XBB.1.5 stays strong at the top spot and is establishing a clear foot print outside NE USA!

USA Airport surveillance update #15DayTrends

82 sequences from 6 US States (#California, #NewYork, #Washington, #NewJersey, #Georgia and #Virginia)

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World Economic Forum founder's right testicle, Yuval Noah Harari #WEF Freewill? Well, "that is over" according to this jizz rag.
It's Mr. ball bag himself, Kuck Schlob-a-knob. Image
Won't play?
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President #Biden ignores question on why #classified documents were found at his think tank | Jan 10
- the classified documents that were found at the #PennBidenCenter for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in #Washington, D.C.…
'Storm Joe #Biden's homes', #Trump tells #FBI after classified documents found in private office | Jan 10
- "When is the FBI going to #raid the many homes of Joe Biden, perhaps even the #WhiteHouse? These documents were definitely not declassified."…
#Trump Wildly Speculates #Biden Gave #Classified Docs to #China Before Adding Denial No One Asked For: 'I Certainly Wouldn't Do That' | Jan 10
- #Not a good situation for our Country to be in!”
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🆕 study out. Take a 👀, it's short: 4 pages. We found that 12.7% of childhood current asthma in the US can be attributable to gas stove use. @RMIBuildings @RockyMtnInst @Sydney_Uni @EinsteinMed @IJERPH_MDPI…
In some states, that number is much higher. We had census data for 9 states. #Illinois was the highest at 21.1%. State PAF numbers depend entirely on how much gas is used by households in that state. In IL almost 80% of households w/ children cook with gas - compared to FL (9%)
In my OG home state of NY, the # is 18.8%. Said another way, if we theoretically got rid of all the gas stoves in NY, we could prevent an estimated 18.8% of childhood asthma. Image
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1) Trump won't be able to terminate the US Constitution but a Republican-led effort to rewrite it continues… Trump's "allies are busy pushing an unprecedented rewrite of the foundational document that would fundamentally alter Americans' daily lives."
2) "In 2022, a group with ties to Trump's orbit was able to get four more states to join its efforts."

"@CommonCause is trying both to thwart any new convention pushes alongside repealing old resolutions calling a convention."… Support them!

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GOP proposal calls for convention to amend U.S. Constitution "In 2021, it came within 2 votes of passage in the #Montana Senate...This session, Democrats control three fewer Senate seats and several GOP defectors are no longer in office" #NoConCon Image
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1/ I've argued ad nauseum for a more practical approach to public safety, business and public finance in #Chicago and #Illinois. But my sense is I'm mostly reaching people predisposed to my moderare to center-right views. So a brief thread for my #progressive friends on the #left
2/ I want to start out by saying that some of the smartest and nicest people I know identify as progressive. They are good people. They want good things. Yet I think many have a naive worldview and as a consequence don't appreciate the practicalities of achieving their aims.
3/ Here's the main issue insofar as Chicago and Illinois are concerned: stuff costs money. States and cities don't have their own central banks that can just print money and finance deficits. There's a real cost to progressive policy initiatives that have to be borne by someone.
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1/ This is so abysmal that I had to actually read the Illinois Teacher's Retirement System acturial and valuation reports for the pension's FY 2022 (ending June 30). #Illinois #Pension #Crisis

Summary Report:…

Full Report:…
2/ Before discussing the TRS pension shortfall, a few things to keep in mind: The TRS unfunded pension liabilities are only a part of the IL state total, and Chicago is in it's own separate pension nightmare. Here are the 2020 figures from Bond Buyer ( Image
3/ And as I have highlighted ad nauseum, Illinois and Chicago's pension shortfalls are completely unsustainable. You don't want to be in the bottom right corner of this chart... Image
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🚨 BREAKING: #ILLINOIS HB5855 • A Thread🧵

"Protect Illinois Communities Act" General Assembly controlled by super-majority of Democrats passes GUN REGISTRY bill. /1
Amends the Illinois State Police Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Division of Criminal Investigation of the Illinois State Police shall conduct other investigations as provided by law, including, but not limited to: /2
investigations of human trafficking, illegal drug trafficking, & illegal firearms trafficking. /3
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2022 #Midterms Simulation: #ArtoftheGerrymander

A Republican House win will be built on gerrymanders (TX/GA/FL/TN/LA, etc.)

To illustrate the need for fair maps, I'm calculating the results using the 2022 votes, but if every state had a Democratic gerrymander. #ElectionTwitter ImageImageImageImage

I’ll apply the difference in Presidential margin to the House result. Thanks @davesredist @mikemathieu @vest_team + @DKElections @PoliticsWolf

Keen to see how my maps perform over the decade; tried to comply with state law if partisan intent were allowed to stand.
#ArtoftheGerrymander: #Alabama
Trump 62.0% - Biden 36.6%
Real delegation: 6R-1D
Gerrymandered: 5R-2D
Δ Share of D seats: 14% => 28%
Easy Democratic pick-up of a safe new African American seat.… ImageImageImage
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1/4 While @chicagosmayor and @GovPritzker focus on name calling ("racists" "fear mongers" and "carnival barkers") and push failed #crime and #COVID19 polices, this is what's happening in #Chicago. 196 youth dead from homicide vs. 9 from Covid since March 2020. #twill #Illinois Image
2/4 Carjackings are at 5 a day – 1 every 5 hours. Neither @chicagosmayor nor @GovPritzker have a plan to stop them... Carjackings now 3X what they were when both took office in 2019. And 3/4 of them are "aggravated," meaning weaponized.… #twill #illinois Image
3/4 @chicagosmayor and @GovPritzker have lost control of timely police responses to critical, urgent #911 calls. In 2021, there was no #police available to respond to more than 400,000 priority 1 and 2 police dispatches.… #twill #Illinois Image
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.@KeithPekau Mayor of Orland Park, Illinois, speaking about the SAFE-T Act and other bills dangerous to the public safety of #Illinois

RT so everyone can see the future of liberal run states.
Where he mentions making fentanyl a misdemeanor. Didn’t pass.…
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#OTD in 1862 a #UnitedStates #soldier named John P. Jones wrote his wife while he was deployed in Medon, #Tennessee. Jone's identity has yet to be verified, but he possibly served in the 45th #Illinois. Jones' letter reveals his changing attitudes towards #slavery. Image
"I am getting to be more and more of an abolitionist. I believe that this accursed institution must go down," he wrote. Jones also realized that he was fighting to destroy slavery. He continued, "We can never have a permanent peace as long..."
" this curse stains our otherwise fair insignia. The ruler of nations can never prosper these United States until it blots slavery from existence. He can no longer wink at such atrocities. This must be the grand the final issue."
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1/ More than 200 #ALEC Politicians Participate in Far-Right Facebook Groups… via @EXPOSEDbyCMD
2/ "The most popular far-right Facebook groups of interest to ALEC legislators deal with Covid denial, the Tea Party, radical reinterpretations of the Constitution...Stop the Steal, school policy, and anti-abortion forums." Image
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So it appears as if the #B1G may hold off on further expansion until atleast 2024 (why 2024?, ND/NBC contract expires in April 2025 & the BigTen won't make a move w/out a definitive answer from the Irish). Let's take a look at what Pods may look like from the new 16 team B1G.🧵
Pod 1

Travel is going to be a nightmare for USC/UCLA. The #B1G would be wise to try and ease that as much as possible. The easiest/closest travel from LA would be to Chicago hence Northwestern. Illinois comes along as NW's biggest rival.
Pod 2

This Pod is fairly self explanatory. Preservation of the historic Iowa/Minnesota/Wisconsin rivalries is obtained and the new additional rivalries w/ Nebraska are nurtured. #B1G shouldn't spilt these four.
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#COVID19 #VariantDashboard - #UnitedStates

TOP lineages (15-DAY TRENDS):

39.95% BA.2.12.1**,
26.82% BA.5^^,
12.74% BA.4^^,
6.33% BA.2,
5.56% BA.5.1^^,
4.85% unassigned &
0.78% BA.2.9

**S:L452Q; ^^S:L452R/F486V

#OmicronUpdates 07/01/22
#OmicronVariantUpdates #UnitedStates 07/01/22

Top 5 lineages:
BA.2.12.1, ⬇️ (Spike: L452Q)
BA.5, ⬆️ (Spike: L452R)
BA.4 ⬆️ (Spike: L452R)
BA.2 ⬇️
BA.5.1 ⬆️👀 (Lineage prevalent in #Portugal)

* includes recently designated BA.2.x.y and undesignated BA.2s
BA.5*/BA.4* hotspots - #UnitedStates #15DayTrends
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#COVID19 #VariantDashboard - #UnitedStates

TOP lineages (15-DAY TRENDS):

42.18% BA.2.12.1**,
25.49% BA.5^^,
12.44% BA.4^^,
7.05% BA.2,
5.04% BA.5.1^^,
3.79% unassigned and
0.86% BA.2.9

**S:L452Q; ^^S:L452R/F486V

#OmicronUpdates 6/30/22
#OmicronVariantUpdates #UnitedStates 06/30/22

Top 5 lineages:
BA.2.12.1, ⬇️ (Spike: L452Q)
BA.5, ⬆️ (Spike: L452R)
BA.4 ↔️ (Spike: L452R)
BA.2 ⬇️
BA.5.1 ⬆️👀 (Lineage prevalent in #Portugal)

* includes recently designated BA.2.x.y and undesignated BA.2s
BA.5*/BA.4* hotspots - #UnitedStates #15DayTrends

All eyes on #NewYork!
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