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Dw I still got faith.

#ps5uk #JohnLewis @PlayStationUK
Ayt imma go and cry
ok ive given up
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Hello Tweeps!

It seems quite a few of you are new followers these days. Welcome!

Since we’re new to each other, here’s some stuff to know about me. A thread:

1.I *really* am a rabbi. Ordained 20 years ago, on May 21, 2000. My parent’s wedding anniversary. 1/
2.I have a wonderful husband-his name is also Michael-funny eh? We have two teenagers. No, we won’t post their pix here. Sadly, @Twitter allows Nazis & it turns out, they are still awful to Jews & most other humans. 2/
3. I believe that Judaism is ultimately a human dignity project; we exist to ameliorate suffering whenever and wherever we can. 3/
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The #WomensMarch2020 is set to start in 40 minutes.
Here’s a look at a couple of signs from demonstrators who got here early.
#CountOnUs @wusa9 @womensmarch
Something that’s new this #WomensMarch2020 - masks and hand sanitizer.
This family came from Boston to attend the Supreme Court protests as well as today’s @womensmarch. Their mother says this is her daughter’s third #WomensMarch and her son’s second.
#WomensMarch2020 @wusa9 #RBG #johnlewis
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Teenagers, some of them minors, are being paid to pump out posts like “Don’t trust Dr. Fauci” and voting disinformation at the direction of an affiliate of Turning Point USA - copying the spam-like like behavior of bots and trolls…
“In 2016, there were Macedonian teenagers interfering in the election by running a troll farm and writing salacious articles for money. In this election, the troll farm is in Phoenix.”…
This is increasingly the story of 2020: “the scale and scope of domestic disinformation is far greater than anything a foreign adversary could do to us.”…
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I don’t want to be on this app this weekend. I popped in to see if there is any key news I don’t want to miss. Instead, I see this absolute trash of an editorial from a news outlet that had recently shown sign of being worthy of the community it serves.@Oregonian #dobetter! 1/?
If I weren’t trying to stay away from keyboards today, perhaps I’d write the op ed about the glaring privilege and utter disconnection that @Oregonian editors exhibited in writing and publishing that piece. 2/
The comfort of the white and wealthy continues to be the focus even for “free” press editors in a so-called progressive city? The O’s hollow cries for peace ignore the reality of #livingwhileBlackinOregon.

Thank goodness for independent journalists covering this moment. 3/
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Really enjoyed getting to know these #Kenosha neighbors with opposed political signs who still manage to get along.… ImageImage
2/ They even have dueling lawn animals #Kenosha ImageImageImageImage
3/ Their houses were built in 1910, all are #Kenosha natives who told me stories about growing up in farm and working families. Image
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The #UKGovernment Torture Report

This is a very short overview of what the #UKAuthorities have done in the case.

#PraiseTheLORD #PraiseGod #Borisjohnson #Downingstreet #PritiPatel #UKParliament #Dailymail
In 2005, I set up a business selling CDs, namely mixtape CDs after graduating from Uni.

In 2006, my home was raided & my business was stopped. They said the CDs I was selling were in breach of copyright.
It was a complete shock as the exact same CDs I was selling were prevalent on most high streets and supermarkets. They were selling in their thousands in places such as #Tesco & #HMV. And #Woolworths were the actual UK Distributor of these CDs.
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1/12 An open letter to The Christian Left, a “progressive online ministry” that is inflicting organized white violence against Lace Watkins, a long-time follower of @TheChristianLft and renowned Black Christian #activist #shareblackstories
2/12 Her transgression? Being a Black Christian woman who dared to question the white male co-founders of The Christian Left for profiteering off the death of Congressman #JohnLewis by appropriating his legacy of #goodtrouble.
3/12 The Christian Left refuses to #listentoblackwomen. They ban Lace and erase all of her comments. They silence anyone who kindly invites them to consider how their behavior is at odds with their stated values, which they call "concern trolling" rather than #goodtrouble.
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.@GovHolcomb announces Indiana State Police will begin wearing #bodycameras, and will commission an outside revies of training practices, including the use of force. 1/
Holcomb:"We now stand at an inflection point, & we have an opportunity to acknowledge past wrongs, learn from our history & admit where we’ve come up short of
our ideals." He'll create a new chief equity, inclusion & opportunity officer to look at ways to get rid of barriers."2/
If reelected, Holcomb will ask the new Secretary of Education to prioritize recruiting minority teachers and closing educational attainment gaps. 3/
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In this @axios interview with #TraitorInChief @jonathanvswan asks about #RussianBountiesOnOurTroops and Trump is more interested in talking about India/China border skirmish? THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS! He doesn't care about our troops unless they're a photo op. #TrumpMustGo
Then #TraitorInChief responds to #RussianBountiesOnOurTroops question "well we supplied weapons when they were fighting Russia too" His #whataboutism is contemptible! Why does he bow so quickly to his RU Master? #AxiosOnHBO
and his whopper of a lie "we wiped out ISIS" hem, sorry, that's my lane, punk, you're lying. #TraitorInChief can't tell the truth about anything. ISIS is not wiped out. He has to stop lying.
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Dear @KamalaHarris, Been thinking about you a lot these past couple of days. You have endured the wrath of so many, yet not once were you bitter or angry. They called you so many names, they slandered your reputation, yet still you asked your #KHive to be #JoyfulWarriors. 1/
You always rose above the others, calling them out when need be, but never mean-heartedly. We watched as people blatantly took advantage of your kindness and misconstrued your rebuttals as too harsh when the truth was too difficult for them to hear. 2/
Through the entire primary campaign, you & @douglasemhoff showed so much love to your opposition and their families. You separated your personal relationships with them from politics. This was the first time after the election was stolen from Hillary, that I was hopeful again. 3/
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President Obama’s stunning eulogy for Rep. John Lewis was a stark reminder of what was. In the inimitable words of Joni Mitchell, “Don't it always seem to go, that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone.” Let’s honor John the way he would want us to - vote. Image
@CNN "America was built by John Lewises. ... John Lewis will be a founding father of that fuller, fairer, better America," former President Barack Obama says in his eulogy for the late civil rights icon.

Watch it here:


@jemelehill If hearing Obama’s excellent eulogy of John Lewis doesn’t inspire you to vote, then you are literally spitting — and that was the word I wanted to use — on John Lewis’ legacy.
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We're so pleased to contribute to the education fund for #JohnLewis's young friend #TybreFaw. Rep Lewis asked Tybre to be part of his memorial service today. Find the story of their friendship in my linked tweet.…
#TybreFaw was 10 when he asked his grandmothers to drive him 7 hrs to #Selma where he hoped to meet #JohnLewis. He had a sign: "Thank you #RepLewis. You have shown me how to have courage--raw courage." Lewis asked him to walk beside him across the Bridge.…
#TybreFaw spent time w/ #JohnLewis on the House floor. Now 12, he plans to run for Congress himself. Nathan Morris of Boyz II Men saw CNN's video of Tybre & Lewis & followed up to see if Tybre has an education fund. He didn't. He does now! See top tweet if you'd like to pitch in.
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Within the founding context of “forming a more perfect union,” @BarackObama described @repjohnlewis as a kind, gentle, and humble man and ”a battered prophet” on the “battlefield of justice.” #JohnLewis #GoodTrouble 1/7
He said #JohnLewis - as much as anyone – “brought us closer to our highest ideals” and that he is a “founding Father of that fuller, fairer America” that we have sought to attain throughout our history. #GoodTrouble 2/7
Channeling his prophetic voice, @BarackObama said that #JohnLewis showed us that “if we are willing to persevere we can make progress… b/c… “in all of us there is a longing to do what is right.” #GoodTrouble 3/7
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Obama on #JohnLewis at Selma: "You look at those pictures, and John looks so young ... and yet, he's full of purpose. God put perseverance in him. ... That day, the troopers thought they had won the battle ... except, this time there were cameras there."…
"Someday when we do finish that long journey toward freedom ... #JohnLewis will be a Founding Father of that fuller, fairer, better America" - Barack Obama #JohnLewisMemorial
Even while we're sitting there, politicians are doing their darndest to stop people from voting, closing polling locations and even messing with the US Postal Service, Obama said. #JohnLewis knew that "democracy isn't automatic ... we have to tend to it." #JohnLewisMemorial
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Here's Tybre Faw reading the poem at #JohnLewis's service. I'll link to the text below.
#Mandela had a copy of Invictus in his cell during the decades he was sentenced to hard labor (chipping rocks) by the white minority gov't in South Africa for his leadership in the fight against apartheid. Morgan Freeman reads it, playing Mandela here.
Thanks so much for asking. It's been a deeply moving service, and I'm glad for the chance to share a bit from it.
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2/ I was about to daven mincha (at home, haven't gone to shul since Adar 16) & the eulogy started, so I sat there in my tallis & tefillin, along with my whole family to hear Pres. Obama
3/ Many thoughts ran through my head: the comparison of Rep. Lewis to Moshe Rabbeinu. Why was Moshe chosen? He was the most humble of all men. There's a strain in Chazal that wants to make him chosen by birth. That his heritage as a Ben Levi, Ben Amram, *made* him the leader
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In 2017 while working for @RepBarbaraLee I hopped on a train to Baltimore for the progressive caucus conference. After hustling to find a seat, I looked to my right and saw @RepJohnLewis quietly nibbling on his breakfast.

So many questions flooded my head, I mean I was going to be sitting next to a civil rights icon for 45 whole minutes. Should I let him be? Did he think Trump was Bull Connor 2.0? So many questions.

I waited until he finished his breakfast (home training) then leaned over and introduced myself. He waved me over so I jumped into the seat next to him geeked af. I couldn't believe it was actually happening!

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Today’s #JohnLewis funeral is a fitting tribute to a patriot and an incredible gathering of American political power: 3 former presidents and a First Lady; the House Speaker; 3 women mentioned as possible future Vice Presidents; and a pastor who’s running for US Senate.
The funeral comes at a time of potentially big political change in Georgia, a state Democrats eagerly want to win in November and with two competitive Senate races that Republicans risk losing. And it’s ground zero in the ongoing battle among leaders over how to fight #COVID19.
Today’s tributes to @repjohnlewis from ex-presidents especially notable: Lewis voted against @BillClinton’s 1994 Crime Bill; boycotted @GWBLibrary’s 2000 inauguration because of the Recount. And @BarackObama likely to say that he wouldn’t have won without Lewis’s early work.
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“Celebration of Life”
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“That is why I had to visit Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, though I was admitted to the hospital the following day. I just had to see and feel it for myself that, after many years of silent witness, the truth is still marching on.”…
“Emmett Till was my George Floyd. He was my Rayshard Brooks, Sandra Bland and Breonna Taylor.”
“Unchecked, unrestrained violence and government-sanctioned terror had the power to turn a simple stroll to the store for some Skittles or an innocent morning jog down a lonesome country road into a nightmare.”
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"Emmett Till was my George Floyd."

#JohnLewis wrote an essay to be published the day of his funeral: "The vote is the most powerful nonviolent change agent you have in a democratic society. You must use it because it is not guaranteed."

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The funeral of #JohnLewis is being held in Atlanta's historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, where MLK was co-pastor.

Three former presidents are in attendance: Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, who is delivering the eulogy. ImageImageImageImage
Bill Clinton said #JohnLewis left "marching orders" in his @nytimes essay, published today.

Lewis wrote:

"In my life I have done all I can to demonstrate that the way of peace, the way of love and nonviolence is the more excellent way. Now it is your turn to let freedom ring." ImageImage
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Le président #Trump ne viendra donc pas rendre hommage à la dépouille de #JohnLewis, le héros africain-américain des droits civiques et de Selma, qui repose pour 48h au Capitole.
Peut-on être plus clair dans son positionnement politique?
2) Comme on l'analysait ici, #JohnLewis comme ELU démocrate s'était violemment opposé à #Trump, déniant même sa légitimité. Le président lui fait payer le prix. Soit. Et #Pence, le VP en service commandé, ira lui se recueillir sur la dépouille...MAIS...
3)...#JohnLewis n'est pas qu'1 élu décédé. C'est 1 figure majeure de l'histoire des #EtatsUnis, dernier des Big 6 de la marche de Luther King à Washington à mourir, l'homme qui a eu le courage de marcher à Selma pour le droit de vote. Et #Trump, PRESIDENT, ne lui rend pas hommage
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I was watching @craigmelvin and I was struck in his interview with @RepBuddyCarter how he chirped his admiration for the GREAT #JohnLewis and then he volunteered he DID NOT vote for the voting rights bill he did not support the bill that was #JohnLewis's life's work, he called
#JohnLewis a friend yet he could not even say this bill should be named after him. A man with more courage and patriotism in his pinky finger than the entire @SenateGOP @HouseGOP combined. Voting rights for all is DEMOCRACY something the Republican Party has forgotten they have
been co-opted by a man that cares little for this country, it's history and it's patriots. And that is why my friends this man, this Republican Party must fall this November like the walls of Jericho so Good Women and Good Men like #JohnLewis, #ElijahCummings can lead this
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