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1/If you are not paying attention, there are three stories that are converging as a tsunami for ocean shipping and you need to be aware of them.
2/First, freight rates are at an all time low. We have come off the Mt Everest of rates &3 now seeing trans-Pacific rates at lower than pre-COVID.

This translates into more opportunity for shippers but the ocean carriers are set to lose their profits.…
3/Second, Panama Canal is seeing record level lows on Gatun Lake. This is the water source for the canal since it is above sea level. This has not been a major issue but with neo-Panamax ships sailing from Asia to East Coast of US, they need more water.…
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A Collective Bargain: Workplace democracy is a training ground for true national democracy…

#reviews #Unions #labor #JaneMcAlevey #democracy #WinningElections #OccupyDemocrats The cover of the Harpercoll...
Bosses rig #union votes the same way Republicans rig elections: #disinformation, divide-and-rule, #VoterSuppression, #gerrymandering. Union organizers know how to win that kind of election, and they can teach us all.… Because the tactics used to...
The #DemocraticParty establishment wants voters to cast a ballot and then go to sleep for two years until it's time to cast another ballot. That's why they hate #unions: unions stay awake, demanding that the Democrats GOVERN instead of selling out.… Democratic leaders don’t wa...
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As more #hospitals drop universal #masking requirements, I see many patients, family members, and medical staff who are rightly concerned.

🧵This thread has my best advice for protecting yourself from #COVID in high-risk settings.

1/10 Images from various threads...
Big Picture - Top 10 Tips if you're new to thinking about the importance of #mask quality, size, and fit in high-risk settings

#FitTesting is not always needed but becomes extremely valuable if the following apply:
▫️ Prolonged time period
▫️ Others are unmasked
▫️ Indoor air quality is bad or not tested personally

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This is a threaded version of Chapter 13:

“The Eleventh Descent—Sedentary Life...Drudgery & Labor:”

of *Prodigal Human: The Descents of Man*
by Michael Adzema.

READ CH THREAD or CLICK a link for free BOOK...

READ BOOK…… #psychology #devolution

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Chapter 13 is subtitled,

“In Nature We Played & Had Ease;

“No One’s at Fault for Our Falls But We Are Now Responsible...

“The Fearful Planetmate”

THREAD… #psychology #devolution #anthro #sedentary #evolution #work #civilization #labor #play

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[*Quotes/highlights:*] “…cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life: thorns also & thistles shall it bring forth to thee;”

READ/DWL BOOK… #psychology #devolution #anthro #sedentary #evolution #work

PH 13/3
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Here at #FairWorkweek hearing with sponsors starting us off strong - @SerenaForCO explains that single parents & working parents are left with a CPS call when they don't have predictable work schedules to pick their kids up

Unstable schedules impact 400k Coloradans #copolitics
@SerenaForCO reminds us corporate lobbyists are out numbering us.

@EmilyForCO "We are here today to address unpredictable hours... which means unpredictable pay... 1/3rd of workers in Colorado who are in the most impacted sectors - couldn't cover an emergency" #copolitics
"we continue to create communities where workers can thrive... studies show that fair scheduling builds trust for employees and employers" #copolitics

"workers who have a say in their schedule are more productive" says @EmilyForCO
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In the big picture, today’s #CPI data displays continued slow progress toward a lower y-o-y rate of #inflation, having come down from a cycle peak of 8.9% in June 2022 to the 6.4% reading today, at the headline level, which is the lowest 12-month inflation gain since Oct 2021.
That is clearly encouraging, and in a lot better place than we had become used to in the Fall, which was at the center of the disappointment for the @federalreserve. However, like bridges during periods of traffic, progress can come with some slowing along the way.
For three straight months we saw essentially flat readings for #CoreInflation (ex-shelter), for an average level of 0.08%, yet this month we saw it move up to 0.2%.
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History is written by the winners, which is why #Luddite is a slur meaning "technophobe" and not a badge of honor meaning, "Person who goes beyond asking what technology does, to asking who it does it *for* and who it does it *to*."… 1/
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/
Luddites weren't anti-machine activists, they were pro-#worker advocates, who believed that the spoils of automation shouldn't automatically be allocated to the bosses who skimmed the profits from their #labor and spent them on machines that put them out of a job. 3/
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NEW: Many congratulations to @texmed, @AdamCorley, & @TxRadSociety on launching their *fourth* #NoSurprisesAct #lawsuit against @HHSGov, @CMSGov, @USTreasury, & @USDOL.

This filing challenges the government's decision to impose a 600% increase in administrative #IDR...

...fees and the requirement to batch by the same #CPT code.

⏰ Time is running out, and #regulators must be compelled to stand up and operate a fully-functioning, fair, accessible, & *timely* IDR process, just like the law prescribed.


#NSA #fixitnow #badreg #IDRE
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THREAD: #Virology: Unmasking a 100+ Year Old Lie

Everything You Think You Know About Disease Is Likely Wrong.

#vaccinegenocide #vaccines #vaccinedeath #PfizerLiedPeopleDied #thread…
We Need To Base Our Understanding of Reality Upon Reality, Not Manipulation.

Everything You Think You Know About Disease Is Likely Wrong....
In order to understand the world around us as the truth about it is emerging from a 100+ year slumber, it’s going to be important to challenge ideas that have absolutely zero basis in reality.

I will start off by saying that we have been duped - ALL OF US.
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🧵My kids were exposed to their father Peters abuse of me for many years. His threats, his undermining his disrespect of me.

He pled guilty to an AVO in 2015, is a frmr Police officer & a private investigator, he hid tracking devices in my car, slashed my car tyres, threatened
to murder me & kidnapped our children twice. He would call Bill Shortens office when I was an MP. Eventually he teamed with the fired member of my staff (who said I was a slut, Sharon Stone & a bully).

& In 2017 after being seperated since 2009 he made 3 false allegations abt
Me to @nswpolice that I had abused our children. Every single time my then 9 & 10yo children were interviewed by Police.
HE was the only one with a version of events that there was abuse.

When he could not get his way with the Police he alleged the Police were dodgy & made
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Today’s #JobsReport was a clear indication that #LaborMarket dynamics are softening. For example, the 3-mo. moving average of nonfarm #payroll growth sits at 247k jobs, after a higher-than-expected print of 223k jobs for Dec, in contrast to 2022’s average mo. #job gain of 375k.
We have witnessed a marked deterioration in temporary help services in recent months, and a slowing in #wage growth in December, which both highlight the relative slowdown in the labor #market overall, even as the #services sector remains quite buoyant.
Yet, while the softening trend is clear, and the momentum of #hiring is slowing in a significant way, it is equally clear that we are far from what could be described as a demand-reducing weakening of #labor and #wage conditions.
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Last week, @markgurman published a blockbuster story in @Business, revealing #Apple's plan to allow third-party #Ios #AppStores to comply with the #EU's #DigitalMarketsAct. @Apple didn't confirm it, but I believe it. Gurman's sourcing was impeccable:… 1/ An EU flag. The blue background has a fine tracery of etched
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/
This is a huge deal. While Apple's "curated" approach to software delivers benefits to users, those benefits are unreliable. As I explain in a new post for @EFF's Deeplinks blog, Apple only fights for its users when doing so is good for its shareholders. 3/
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The online debate over #FreeSpeech *suuuuucks*, and, amazingly, it's *getting worse*. This week, it's the false dichotomy of #FreedomOfSpeech v #FreedomOfReach - whether a platform should override your explicit choices about what you want to see:… 1/ A handwritten letter from a WWI soldier that has been redact
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/
It's wild that we're still having this fight. It is literally the first internet fight! The modern internet was born out of an epic struggled between #Bellheads and #Netheads. 3/
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The original sin of tech boosters and critics is an undue focus on what a technology *does*, rather than who it does it *to* and who it does it *for*. When it comes to technology's effect on our daily lives, the social arrangements matter much more than the feature-sets. 1/ An altered version of J.C. ...
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/
This is the premise behind my idea of the #ShittyTechnologyAdoptionCurve: if you want to do something horrible to people with technology, you must first inflict it on people without social power. 3/
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Earlier this week the @federalreserve raised #policy rates at an extraordinary 75 basis point increment (its fourth time doing so this year), in an attempt to moderate excessively high levels of #inflation.
Still, if the central bankers were hoping to see signs of slowing in the persistently solid #LaborMarkets, as an indicator that policies were slowing growth and in turn #inflation, they may be somewhat disheartened by today’s data.
Indeed, nonfarm #payrolls increased by 261k jobs in Oct, with private employment rising an average of 262k/month over the past three months, which does not yet imply that the slowing that policymakers believe we’ll need to see to tame #inflation has arrived.
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It's time for Marxism 101! We explore how Marx and Engels believed our labor creates value, and how employers exploit that value to create profit.
Check our sources at the end, and like & follow to see the rest of the series.

Today: "What's the Labor Theory of Value?" Labor is an essential part ...
3/10 Labor is the common “social...
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Allan Pinkerton was born #OTD in 1819 in Glasgow, Scotland. He headed the Union Intelligence Service during the Civil War and helped lay the foundation for the U.S. Secret Service, FBI, and CIA. He also founded the famed Pinkerton National Detective Agency, which still exists.
Pinkerton emigrated to United States 1842 and founded a cooperage in Dundee, Illinois, just outside of Chicago. He became an abolitionist and operated a safe house for fugitive enslaved people on the Underground Railroad.
Pinkerton was appointed as the first Chicago police detective in 1849 after uncovering a counterfeit scheme. He founded what would become the Pinkerton National Detective Agency in 1850. The Pinkerton Agency specialized in investigating train robberies.
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Wir brauchen ganz dringend Eure Hilfe!

Gesucht wir ein Labor/eine Klinik im In- und Ausland, die sich mit der Bestimmung der EBV Spezifischen T-Zellen beschäftigt bzw diese messen kann!

Laut dem was unsere behandelnden Ärzte wissen gibt es zur Zeit im D kein
kommerzielles Kit.

Hintergrund der Frage:

Nena kämpft seit 5 Jahren mit einer chronischen EBV Infektion.

Aufgrund ihrer Immunsupprimierung sowie einer angeborenen Abwehrschwäche bekommt sie den Virus nicht in den Griff.

Neben Erschöpfung, neurologischen Problemen und immer
wieder Atemnot durch angeschwollene Lymphknoten in der Nase besteht vor allem bei einem Persistieren der hohen Viruslast die Gefahr, dass Nena ein bösartiges Lymphom entwickeln könnte (PTLD).

Um den Nutzen einer möglichen, aber noch experimentellen Therapie anschätzen zu
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1. I am going to start an endless thread calling for the uni fee increases to be undone.

It will start very respectful. I’m very hopeful @JasonClareMP et al will do the right thing, on this and many other issues.

But I will not let the issue slide away like last time.
2. My welcome to government let’s get it done greeting belongs in this endless thread:
3. And this one. That the LNP did this to our kids and young adults despite what they went through the past couple of years was intolerable.

But I know Labor know this and anticipate a fix is close.
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Kevin Sorbo, Michael Flynn, Andrew Yang, Jill Stein trend, reminding me of this:

"Ever wonder why there are no democrats on Mount Rushmore?" - Kevin Sorbo

Kids, don't skip middle school. All four Presidents on Mount Rushmore were liberals. Image
2/ Kevin Sorbo must hate public school, public roads, 40-hour workweeks and investment in power grids, etc. I'm not a #socialist, but I believe we've gained many good things from #socialism and the #Labor movement. Image
3/ Kevin Sorbo, Candace Owens, Sean Hannity, Madison Cawthorn, Lauren Boebert, Alex Jones, Ted Nugent, Charlie Kirk, Kirstie Alley, etc. never completed college. So they can't understand how vaccines beat smallpox, etc, and how diseases literally go viral. ImageImageImageImage
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It was a pleasure to present first thoughts of my master's thesis on #MMT and #degrowth at the @WSSAcon in Denver. I’m currently writing my thesis at @presseunikassel and @LevyEcon. I’d happy for any comment and feedback. A thread 1/
When the government spends, it must either collect #taxes or take on #debt – so the widespread assumption. A growing economy does not pose a problem, as long as g > r the debt-to-GDP ratio declines over time, particularly if loans have low interest rates and long maturities 2/
However,if the economy stops growing or if it even declines, the debt ratio rises and tax revenue declines. If one assumes that the economy should not grow endlessly for socioecological reasons #degrowth @timparrique @MGSchmelzer, how can government spending then be financed? 3/
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Oh, #Drosten fängt an über das #Wuhan Labor zu södern! :)

„Man kann in allen öffentlichen Äußerungen von mir sehen, dass ich immer offen war für beide Möglichkeiten."

Und nächste Woche beweist er dann als Vorreiter die #Labor Hypothese... ;)…
#Drosten war da immer maximal offen :)

"Sie ist zwar geringfügig anders als die aus dem SARS-CoV-2-Virus des Menschen, aber die ist schon sehr, sehr ähnlich", erklärt Drosten. Er betont, die Auffassung des künstlich erzeugten Virus "ist damit vom Tisch"…
#Drosten muß es ja wissen, er kennt sich ja mit #GoF / gain of funktion Experimenten bei Corona Viren aus... :)
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There is dignity in labour.

Labour is anything you engage in mentally and physically that delivers value.
The confidence and self worth that comes from delivering value is unparalleled.

WHAT you become while working is more important than your present renumeration.
Over money, pick a boss that HAS and is willing to TEACH you what it takes to progress in your career path. Learn.

Chronic envious bosses are a great paradoxical creation anomaly - avoid that energy for there is so much positive change waiting for your handling.
Every platform you occupy is an outlet to beautify someone's life.
You may be someone's last chance for hope.

Be their fulfillment from God promise that "Faith is worth fighting for".
Never underestimate the power of little efforts, the mosquito is an entity to reckon with.
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⚖️ LEGAL LOOKOUT 1: We’ve read with interest the amicus brief below filed by 24 health policy experts in the @texmed v. @HHSGov lawsuit, as we filed one, too.

Without any further digging, though, we can see off the bat that a majority of the so-called experts who signed

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onto this brief are funded by the #insurance industry.

We respect and cherish the fact that everyone party to a significant #policy debate like this one over #regulatory implementation of the #NoSurprisesAct has a voice.

But, a question to @RonaldKlain, @SecBecerra, and

@BrooksLaSureCMS: How can you reconcile the fact that the administration’s #regulations rely on these bankrolled academics and experts while also claiming that these regulations help #patients and our #healthcare system? This is an alternative reality.

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