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A few years ago I went to work as a #server sick cause I was afraid I’d get in trouble taking a sick day. I dropped a plate off and went into the bac and I coughed and coughed. When I finished, I came back out and the table waved me over. The man at the table looked at me and 1/
Asked I had a fever. I was very embarrassed and said yes. He asked how long I had been coughing. I said a week. He looked at me and said “take a deep breath for me.” I thought this was strange but I did. You could hear my lungs rattle. The man looks at me critically and says /2
“Do you know you have have pneumonia?” I said no, I didn’t, why did he think that? And he says, “Because I’m a Doctor. You need to go home.”

He asks for my name. I’m feeling weaker and weaker and was leaning on the table while we talked. He told me to sit so I sat. Then he /3
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#SuicidePrevention: why I dislike the term, and what it often seems to come down to. How about instead we #Makelifeworthliving. Just some thoughts in a thread.
#SuicidePrevention feels like a negative designed to counteract another negative - that is, thwarting the wish to die. It's focus is to stop us from exerting control, in what may feel like the only meaningful way that is left when we've lost hope.
Removing access to 'means': a well-intentioned strategy, but what will it actually achieve? As for trying to reduce access or eliminate them all? Well.
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2/ Yesterday, Nigeria's Prez. @MBuhari & his Chief of @HQNigerianArmy Staff, #TukurBuratai, in their statements subtly disclosed they are aware of the root causes of Nigeria's broken internal security architecture, that has degenerated in #MassKillings by TERRORISTS & BANDITS.
3/ In an interview with @THISDAYLIVE @ARISEtv & @thecableng, #TukurBuratai disclosed that his principal @MBuhari knows how to end the madness by BOKO HARAM TERRORISTS & BANDITS, across Northern & Southern Nigeria, arguing that sacking #ServiceChiefs won't end the #MassKillings.
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Lets talk about #Gold #Mining in #SouthAfrica. Specifically, lets talk about #AngloGold's exit from South Africa & its impact on say, #Lesotho #Migrant #Mine workers...
The latest #news in the #SouthAfrican #Mining #Industry is that #AngloGold Ashanti, the world’s third-largest gold miner, has sealed a deal to sell its last remaining SA asset as it exits the country after 22 years on the #JSE...
I will not be talking about the "WHY" aspect of #AngloGold's exit from the #SouthAfrican #Mining #Industry. Rather, my focus will be on the consequences of such a move for #Labour, #Migrant labour to be precise. Labour from #Lesotho, specifically...
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Lets talk about #Argentina and the #IMF. Specifically, lets talk about the biggest IMF #Bailout in #History...
Before we start talking about #Argentina & how the #IMF has extended to them a #Bailout that is by far the biggest in the organisation's history, let us first appreciate what the functions of the IMF are...
The #IMF’s main goal is to ensure #stability of the #international #monetary & #financial #system. It helps resolve crises, and works with its 189 member countries to promote #growth & alleviate #poverty...
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Thread on #poverty, #racism, & #MLK:
#MLKDay #MLKDay2020

Reflecting back upon the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1 point always stands out, a searing reminder of what was – and still is – America’s grossest injustice: /1
that in the one of the richest nations in the world, so many millions of people remain trapped in cyclical, soul-crushing poverty. /2
Dr. King, of course, regularly received death threats as he fought for political rights for African Americans. Police and law enforcement agents beat and jailed him repeatedly for his stances on social equity. /3
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🤦🏻‍♂️.... ok, this has been going on for two days, now, and showing no signs of stopping. So, let’s be clear:

2 days ago, CNN “Reported” that 4 unnamed Warren staffers say that, over a year ago, Bernie told Warren that “A woman can’t win the Presidency”. 1/
....four decades of evidence of Sanders saying exactly the opposite, and the fact that he encountered Warren to run in the 2016 election means nothing to CNN, it seems.... 2/
This, it seems, is ‘journalism’. What passes for hair salon gossip is just as good as real news on what we’re told to believe is a real new station. CNN bristled at being called ‘fake news’ but thinks gossip is the same thing as journalism? Ok....3/
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Sui'cides are unfortunate, Sui'cides are Cowardice. But to negate the Leftists & Lutyens propaganda around it we must be aware of facts and figures. This thread is analysis of Sui'cides in 'India'. All figures have been taken from #NCRB portal.

If distress among'st people have actually Increased post 2014, as Lutyen's media & Congress keep on crying, then how come 'Rate of Suicide' is actually Decreasing.

If 'Un-Employment' in 'India' is actually 45 year high as Congress & Lutyen's Media continuously keep on crying, how come Count of Sui'cides due to 'Un-Employment' & Rate of Suicide' is constant ? We must know that NSSO didn't release any report.

#Unemplyoment #Suicides
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Wondering what’s happening with #socialassistance reform in Ontario?

Here’s a new report from @maytree_canada on Service Transformation in Ontario Works.

It's lengthy, so I’ve tried to capture the threads with, well, this thread🧵. #onpoli…
Though the gov repealed some of its early decisions on income support, there are significant changes underway on the service delivery side, in particular changes to the employment and skills training offered to #OntarioWorks recipients that we need to pay attention to.
The paper explores what these changes are, whether they address the root causes leading people living in #poverty to need support from OW, how other countries fared when undertaking similar reforms (spoiler alert: not great), & things that @ONgov will need to consider.
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Check out my top🔟favorite @CommunitySols pieces written in 2019; so much great work from a great team🏆
of colleagues and friends…
@CommunitySols #10 Working for Richard Sheridan by Terry Thomas; a remembrance of the late Dick Sheridan upon the publication of the fourth edition of Follow the Money. Sheridan wasn’t only Ohio’s original budget guru, he was also a treasured colleague…
@CommunitySols #9 Undesign the Redline: Remembering Judge Frederick Coleman the 1st African-American bd chair of CCS, I wrote it after visiting an exhibit highlighting the legacy of racial and class inequity in Cleveland, it caused me to reflect on our own history…
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There is no question that the two women candidates won the #DemocraticDebate. @amyklobuchar and @ewarren each raised issues no one else did and answered questions the moderators asked that other candidates side-stepped. Each made powerful cases for her electability and strength.
.@TomSteyer had his best debate thus far. But his argument that no one else can bring it to Trump is false. He's not that strong a debater. @AndrewYang was better than Steyer, but still too dependent on his $1k UBI. He had a superb statement about being a feminist ally, though.
.@JoeBiden had a better debate than any recently and did a good job reminding people that he has been on the political stage for decades in a good way and only referred to Obama twice.
@BernieSanders was repetitive shouty Bernie. Warren won the left polemics over Bernie--bigly.
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1. #Bulgaria/n #economy 101! #Thread

#Borissov's government is proud that in 2018, #GDP growth was 3.2%, but how impressive is this and should you be impressed too?
2. #Bulgaria has the lowest #GDP/capita in the #EU, but it is not that small. Our population is ca 7.1 million. What does that mean? Lack of efficiency, but not only.

Graph credit: WorldBank
3. #Bulgaria has the lowest median earnings in the #EU. In 2018, the net salary was 457 EUR. Contrast with #Romania (565 EUR), #Poland (784 EUR), and #Greece (917 EUR).

Chart credit:…
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1/4 The #Tory government has put #disabled & chronically ill people through hell the past 10 years. The reason? To stop fraudulent benefit claims and reduce cost. The outcome? Thousands of us died and thousands more suffered humiliation, #poverty & devastating health implications
2/4 The kick in the teeth is; the benefit reforms and #DWP errors actually cost more than the original fraud. On top of this, the Tory's removed all funding for vital services that many vulnerable people in society relied upon. #ToriesOut #Tories #Health #Benefits
3/4 Austerity measures were supposed to reduce debt and save the UK from financial crisis, yet National #debt is the highest it's ever been. The #NHS is on it's last breath, and many of us fear we will not survive another 4 years of #Tory lies, neglect and abuse. #VoteLabour
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⚠ Thread | Republican Party Platform: Socialism for the wealthy. Biblical capitalism for everyone else.
Nearly 700,000 will lose food stamps with USDA work requirement change

🔗 #ImpeachTrump #Resist #Trump #GOPTaxScam
Welfare for the rich? A $1.9 Trillion tax cut giveaway.

Fun fact: In 2018, 60 Fortune 500 companies paid no taxes on a total of $79 billion of profits.

Welfare for the poor? 2 Thessalonians 3:10

#Evangelicals #Republicans #ImpeachTrump #Trump #Resist #Bible #GOPTaxScam
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#Khive Its time to take to #socialmedia & use our Platforms. The #media is distracting us with the deliberate #erasure of @KamalaHarris & stopping us from promoting her policies. So I wanna start off with her #MedicareForAll plan #ForThePeople #KamalaHarris #JusticeIsOnTheBallot
@KamalaHarris wants to extend school 🏫 hours yo match working day hours so that kids won’t be left at home alone. Here are that facts & why this is important #teachers #singleparents #ForThePeople #KamalaHarris #school #JusticeIsOnTheBallot #education
It’s time to give #teachers a #raise! @KamalaHarris wants to give teachers a $13k raise for raising & protecting our #children & #students. We ask a lot from them it’s only fair #KamalaHarris #ForThePeople #JusticeIsOnTheBallot #mentalillness #schoolshooting #education
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🚨THREAD🚨 Today, we released a paper with Christopher Wimer & Sophie Collyer at @CpspPoverty, and Xavier Jaravel at @LSEnews.

Key takeaway: 3 million more ppl would have been considered in #poverty in 2018 if we account for inflation inequality. 1/
In a supposed strong economy, how did we get here? Skyrocketing inequality in recent decades—driven almost exclusively by soaring incomes for the wealthiest Americans—has undermined the strength of our economy and our democracy. 2/
New research shows that income inequality ITSELF is causing prices to rise more quickly for people at the bottom of the income distribution than at the top, a phenomenon known as “#inflation inequality.” 3/
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A thread on some quotes from @gautambhatia88’s “The transformative constitution “In equality jurisprudence, the approach of focusing on the disproportionately exclusionary impact if politics rather than their formal character or motive is known as disparate impact”
“It is based on the premise that inequality and discrimination result not (only) from individual hostile acts, but from structures and institutions.” @gautambhatia88 Only in brackets important & added by me.
An test for entry may be “neutral” but yet exclude by aligning with exclusionary institutions; if an physical entrance test for firefighter includes activities not necessary for fulfilling duties and unintentionally poses #gender-barriers, deserves to be struck down. #NoteToSelf
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Oh yea….Another rejoicing piece about Social Impact Bonds.

This time by Ruben Koekoek (Social Finance NL) who is/are behind most Dutch SIBs.
Quote: "In social impact bonds three worlds interact, the world of investors, service providers and outcome payers." – Ruben Koekoek (actually believes that SIBs strive for social change… ).
Koekoek completely ignores a world; the 'target group' for which the SIBs are being set up.

The jobless, the (chronically) sick, the poor, refugees, the disabled, debtors, the homeless. He does not mention them in his piece.
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Girl children sifting through garbage to make ends meet
15,000 scavengers in the capital, 5,000 of whom are children. 40% of them are 10 to 15 years old
#Poverty #Children…
The conditions of #children searching in the trash in #Iran under the mullahs’ regime is one of the most heartbreaking social issues…
#Iran under the mullahs' regime A mother & her three children in search of food...

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Kemiskinan bukan sebuah Alasan untuk meminta melainkan sebuah Perjuangan mendapatkan Kesetaraan
Tidak ada alasan untuk berhenti Mencari Kesempatan apa yang seharusnya Kamu dapatkan, Kesempatan akan menjadi milikmu Jika Kamu mampu mewujudkannya dengan Tekad dan terus menerus dilakukan tanpa henti. ilustrasi diatas merupakan Gambaran dari sebuah Tekad @as_boediono #hening
Tekad Anak Manusia yang menginginkan Kesetaraan ditengah Ketidakberdayaan, Miskin bukan berarti Hina, Miskin hanyalah Ukuran Materi yang tampak diluar. Miskin juga Anugerah yang patut diSyukuri. Ilustrasi diatas sebuah Potret perjuangan Kesetaraan @as_boediono #hening
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Homeless Iranians find shelter from cold in empty graves.
A shocking report of the economic situation of the Iranian people living in a sea of ​​oil but of the wealth of the #Iran|ian people spent by the Iranian regime against #war & #terrorism.
#foodsecurity #ZeroHunger @UN
Poverty & Misery, the Achievements of #Iran’s Regime.
The root of the problem lies in the regime’s warmongering policies which leads the regime to plunder the nation’s wealth & have pushed the economy to the edge of destruction
#foodsecurity #ZeroHunger…
Selling Body Parts in #Iran
It might be the most unique trade in the world
As the economy is falling apart, a lucrative business is on the rise: selling bodily organs. Pple are hungry & have no choice but to sell their organs.
#ZeroHunger @UN
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Hey twitter, catch up time! 😁 Last week @TomSteyer released a new plan that I’m honored to have worked on proposing the largest peacetime expansion of national service in the history of the US. Warning: Long, Enthusiastic Thread //1
@TomSteyer This plan goes big: How big is big? With $50B in new Federal investment, national service programs would scale to enable 💡ONE MILLION 💡 people to serve their communities each and every year by the end of Tom’s first term. //2
That’s 1 million - young and old, from all towns, of any documented immigration status - fighting #climatechange, caring for the sick and elderly, running after school programs, building trails for @nps and @USForestService, tackling #Poverty, and making America better. //3
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MULTIDIMENSIONAL POVERTY is not the new buzz word, it is the holistic approach by which the concept of #poverty is measured.

Your President
Your Governors
Your Lawmakers
Your Ministers
Your Commissioners
Your Special Advisers

...should pay attention to it

Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) measures #Poverty on three general dimensions:

1. Health
2. Education
3. Living Standards

These 3 dimensions are further broken down into 10 Indicators that are easily measurable.
The Ten MPI Indicators:
1 Nutrition
2 Child Mortality
3 Years of Schooling
4 School Attendance
5 Cooking Fuel
6 Sanitation
7 Water
8 Electricity
9 Floor
10 Asset

The Sustainable Development Goals #SDGs provide direction on how to implement measures to reduce poverty.
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Imagine the social segregation of not being able to attend your best friend's 40th Birthday party because it's held in a restaurant that doesn't accept #indue #CashlessDebitCard
Imagine not being able to take your mum out on Mother's Day or dad on Farther's Day for lunch or dinner because local businesses aren't pre-registered for #CashlessDebitCard #indue
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