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I have to stop reading the internet tonight. I have never been so disgusted to be a Nebraskan as I am right now. What is going on in our Unicam now is an affront to the citizens of this state that don't believe that government should play a role in any medical decisions.

This session hasn't been about doing the People's work, passing bills to make life better for ordinary Nebraskans. There's no property tax relief, no prison reform, or any decency. This is a hateful agenda, paid for by the #RickettsCabal and their (Catholic, rich) allies.

It's almost like this session, Senators saw what was happening in #Florida and #Texas and thought, "hold my beer." This agenda has been nothing but divisive and cruel, pushed forward a #Christofascist platform that tests the limits of the separations of Church and State.

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This is a thread about how out-of-state lobbyists (continue) to misuse data to present bad-faith arguments to and peddle influence the #KSleg.

It started with this post: by @HaswoodForKS on HB 2430

(Also: #RockChalk & go #KUbball today!)

If you want a quick recap of this committee hearing this week, read this excellent summary by the @KansasReflector:…
Watching testimony, I noticed a huge disparity between the ~50 opponents to the bill that would criminalize homelessness & punish cities that refused to do so.

I also noticed that only 1 organization was speaking FOR the bill, which I expanded upon here:

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NEW: 2 US citizens arrested for conspiring to evade export laws & provide #Russia|n companies with aircraft electronics aka avionics

Per @TheJusticeDept, 59yo Cyril Buyanovsky & 55yo Douglas Robertson of #Kansas even did repairs for Russia's Federal Security Services (FSB)
"The defendants concealed the true end user & end destination by providing a fraudulent invoice to the shipment company identifying the end destination as Germany" per @TheJusticeDept on the repairs done for #Russia's FSB
Per @TheJusticeDept, Buyanovsky & Roberston used their company, KanRus Trading Company, to evade the laws prohibiting the export of certain technologies to #Russia following the invasion of #Ukraine
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You can also watch from home as Republicans in the #KSleg try to criminalize homelessness:…

"Love Thy Neighbor, but first charge them with a misdemeanor" -- Conservative Jesus
@judgeglock is the Texas carpetbagger giving proponent testimony before the #KSleg.

He JUST arrived in #Kansas via the new #KCI airport:

Glock is from the @InstituteCicero.

This is their all-white board that has decided it's their mission to tell #KSleg legislators to vote for criminalizing homelessness.…
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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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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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I know everyone (including myself) has been posting about Musk's disgusting tweet, but for the next 10 days we need to...
📣 MICHIGAN Democrats have a real shot at flipping BOTH the state House *and* Senate blue for the first time in forever. Help them finish strong by donating to some or all of these races TODAY:…
📣 You can also help Those Women From Michigan® at the top of the ticket as well!…
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🔴#Invasión | #RogerMarshall, senador republicano por #Kansas, presentó una resolución ante el Senado de #EstadosUnidos en busca de que se reconozca la “peligrosa invasión” de la #frontera con #México, por parte de los cárteles de la droga y los #inmigrantes ilegales.

#Hilo 🧵👇
🔴#Invasión | Marshall acusó al presidente #JoeBiden de incumplir con las leyes que garanticen la protección de la ciudadanía estadounidense.
🔴#Invasión | El documento advierte que “la actividad violenta y el contrabando de drogas, armas y otros bienes ilícitos llevados por cárteles y organizaciones criminales transnacionales, son las consecuencias de la política de apertura #fronteriza a la que #Biden se comprometió.
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You all know me as a firm progressive, but my dad is a staunch Kansas Republican: a thread. 👇1/13
Growing up I had a great life, not wealthy, but supported by a very loving family who adopted me at birth. My mom passed away when I was a pre-teen, and my family struggled with that, be we were ALWAYS there for each other. 2/13
I came out as gay to my dad in the 8th grade, and I could tell it made him uncomfortable, and he never knew how to talk about it, but he said something along the lines of “you’ll always be my son and I still love you”. 3/13
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As a Kansan, don't believe the spin in the media. #Kansas did NOT vote to enshrine #abortion as a state right. 🧵1/8
The Kansas constitution does not enumerate any rights regarding abortion. The Kansas Supreme Court decision ruling that it does was wholly dependent on Roe. The death of Roe should reverse the state ruling. 2/8
KS Pro-Life Lawmakers do not have their hands tied. They simply need to pass laws against abortion (a ban preferably) that will go to court. This leads to two options. 3/8
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In 2011, 58% of Mississippians voted AGAINST adopting a total abortion ban by rejecting the Personhood Amendment.

Then, the Mississippi Legislature spent the next decade passing abortion bans until they finally got one to the Supreme Court and overturned Roe v. Wade. #Kansas
Around ~170 Republican members of Congress currently sponsor a national "Life At Conception Act" like the 2011 Personhood Amendment Mississippians rejected.

It would grant fetuses and fertilized eggs 14th Amendment rights. #Kansas…
After Mississippi Killed Roe v. Wade, Kansas Voters Choose Abortion Rights…
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Day #5 of the #BannonTrial is set to begin shortly in the E. Barrett Perryman US District Courthouse in Washington, D.C. Prosecutors and defense make final arguments and the case then goes to the jury. That's the plan. #BannonTrial
Thursday's proceedings concluded with Judge Carl Nichols recessing to chambers to craft final jury instructions and ponder the defense's motion to dismiss the case. He will not rule on the motion until after the verdict. #BannonTrial
In response to Nichols' final jury instructions, which were emailed to all parties last night, Bannon's attorneys have filed a 10-page notice of objection. #BannonTrial…
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More on this, if you're in Colorado, the time is now for #heatwave preparation.
Actually, looks like #Nebraska and #Kansas with some major possibilities for heat. I'm hoping this doesn't impact agriculture as much as I suspect it will. 122F would be bad. #heatwave ImageImage
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We are roughly 2 months away from the start of #CFB season! Lets talk expectations. Ill go through each team & give what my model predicts as the % chance each team gets to bowl eligbility, and also the % chance each team gets 10+ Ws given their respective schedules. Lets go!🧵
#SEC (% Chance @ 6+ Ws/% Chance @ 10+ Ws)

#Alabama #RTR 99.9%/89.5%
#Arkansas #WPS 55.3%/11.0%
#Auburn #WarEagle 36.9%/1.8%
#Florida #Gators 81.0%/17.4%
#Georgia #UGA 99.9%/93.3%
#Kentucky #BBN 66.7%/7.3%
#LSU #GeauxTigers 81.8%/29.1%
#HailState 47.8%/2.6%
#SEC (% Chance @ 6+ Ws/% Chance @ 10+ Ws) (cont)
#Mizzou 69.2%/11.6%
#OleMiss 96.9%/41.4%
#SouthCarolina 31.2%/0.8%
#Tennessee #Vols 95.3%/35.6%
#TAMU #GigEm 99.0%/75.1%
#Vanderbilt #AnchorDown 2.3%/ <0.1%
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Good Morning #Klimakatastrophe!
„Golfstrom-System nähert sich womöglich kritischer Schwelle und Zusammenbruch“…
#Italien: "110 Tage ohne Regen - wegen extremer Trockenheit wird in Norditalien das Trinkwasser knapp. Etliche Gemeinden wurden aufgerufen, es zu rationieren – oder zeitweise ganz abzuschalten." #Klimakatastrophe 2/6…
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Our #Food and #Water crisis' are rapidly getting worse. Two of the founding necessities for human life and wellbeing are rapidly #collapsing.
In #Kansas thousands of cattle died from the heat and humidity. #WetBulb temperatures hit agricultural production hard.…
In #Ethiopia the #drought is so bad that monkeys are attacking children.…
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I want to thank @MO_Independent for this reporting. It is good and important reporting, and I thank them for shining a light on missing foster kids in Missouri.

And other states should have picked it up.…
No doubt 1,780 missing kids is bad. That is 4% of the total of foster kids during this period that went missing.

But the study was about how states report and search for missing kids.…
#Kansas, #Maryland, #Nebraska, #NewYork, and #Ohio each reported 7% of their foster kids went missing during the same period. SEVEN PERCENT.

A quick google search didn't show any news reporting raising concerns mentioning missing foster kids in these states.
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BREAKING: Major Damage Reported In #Andover #Kansas As A Strong #Tornado Has Damaged & Destroyed Buildings & Homes. Footage Captured By Meteorologist #ReedTimmer
CONTD: One Of The Buildings With Major #Tornado Damage In #Andover #Kansas Is The @ymca
CONTD: Major #Tornado Damage To Homes In #Andover #Kansas
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@AmericanAir AA1775 from LAX to DCA diverts to KCI after passenger attempts to open plane door. #AviationDaily #AviationNews #LAX #DCA #KCI
Passenger reports flight attendants knocked unruly passenger out with coffee pot.
Witness video of passenger being taken away after landing in Kansas City, MO. #Kansas
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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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Thread🧵 | #KansasFires
While working live on wildfires/storms, I frequently discover mapping crossovers to my quake work.
Today I'm tracking yesterday's fires + March 2017/2020 fires & mapping with current/past #Kansas #earthquake swarms + faults. ⬇️👀
#kswx #ksfire #wildfire
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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!
#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 2021-08-07!
#Python #WordCloud #TwitterData
Each week I pull ~51000 tweets on US State mentions. Here's the word cloud for #Alaska from tweets pulled on 2021-08-07!
#Python #WordCloud #TwitterData
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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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