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Wish I still had my home with the flag pole. (link: (link: (link: progressive.org/magazine/home-… @RepDougCollins) progressive.org/magazine/home-
@FreddieMacSF @MandT_Bank
All they had to do was adjust the bill and we would have GLADLY paid! @John_F_Kennnedy
@Techno_Fog
@RepDougCollins @FreddieMacSF @MandT_Bank @John_F_Kennnedy @Techno_Fog If you want to commit #Financial #Crimes, just set-up in Georgia! @SenatorIsakson @GovKemp @GBI_GA
WON'T INVESTIGATE! Do it in @RepDougCollins
district so that they won't DARE hold CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS for the VICTIMS of @FreddieMacSF @HUDOIGCong!!
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This is why local reporting is so critical in the primary. This plan of @BernieSanders is really good and superior to any other plan I've reported on.

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Exclusive: Sanders details plan to support American seniors ahead of Iowa appearance desmoinesregister.com/story/news/ele… via @DMRegister
Bernie addresses everything that has failed seniors in the current #Medicare iteration. Anyone who has an elderly parent knows how much Medicare doesn't cover. And last month I did an investigative report on women and #poverty--nearly 1 in 3 65+ women are living in poverty.
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Sanders has been largely discounted in this primary, in part due to remaining resentment toward him from 2016 and then because he did nothing to improve and refine his message in 2019. But this is really good policy and others should want to adopt it.
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Raising the minimum wage will take millions of American women--80% of minimum wage workers--out of #poverty.
1 in 8 women lives in poverty due to low wages.
#RaiseTheWageAct would change so many lives.
Call your senators and tell them to vote against gendered poverty.
If you want to know who is making minimum wage in America and why, my investigation here explains it in detail. #RaiseTheWageAct won't just lift women out of poverty, it will also lift their kids, as many single mothers live on min wage jobs.
damemagazine.com/2018/04/12/wom…
The right claims no one was meant to live on #MinimumWage jobs. Yet that is happening all over America and it is creating a distinctly gendered poverty.
#RaiseTheWageAct will change millions of women's lives.
damemagazine.com/2019/06/17/we-…
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A Somali-Canadian journalist returned to Somalia to tell uplifting stories, then terrorists killed her 1)
washingtonpost.com/world/2019/07/…
@netre25 wrote, "When President Trump told Ilhan Omar to go back to Somalia and sort out her own native country, she called him a racist, as she hid the truth of the country of her birth. 2) #Somalia #IlhanOmar
But one female Somali-Canadian journalist, Hodan Nalayeh, did go there and showed us the truth of this awful place when murdered by local terrorists along with 25 others at her Somali hotel. 3) #Somalia #hotel #terroristmassacre #HodanNalayeh
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And at no point is there a reference to how many women now work minimum wage jobs as full-time adult employment or how the #poverty rate has increased for women due to this fact.
In June I did an investigation into women and #poverty for @damemagazine and this issue of the "two-tier recovery" impacts women exponentially.
Many middle-income women lost low@tier white and pink collar jobs that just ceased to be, like retail.
damemagazine.com/2019/06/17/we-…
In the current primary omstsnt references are made to the working class, but with the presumption those are white men. But as this investigation I did shows, the American working class is women. The data will shock you.
damemagazine.com/2018/04/12/wom…
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I'm supporting a neighbour through #ESA assessment #dwp #maximus homevisit denied despite written medical evidence he has #agorophobia severe anxiety chronic depression #mentalheath
If he can't go all #benefits stopped he has young children #poverty
#classwar #dwpmurders #JC4PM
Thanku everyone for your lovely replies I'll update u soon just nipping to sit with Barry while his partner goesmto go as she is I'll with the stress of it all
I appreciate all your support xxxx
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"With close to 100 million Americans living at or near the #poverty level, most of them women, are any of the Democratic candidates addressing the crisis?"

My latest investigation for @damemagazine. I hope you will read and share this important story.
damemagazine.com/2019/06/17/we-…
In my month-long investigation for @damemagazine, I spoke with women from every age and racial/ethnic group--poverty is female.

"One in 17 women lived in extreme poverty last year, living on $1.90 a day--in the U.S., not a developing country."

damemagazine.com/2019/06/17/we-…
"While the media usually presents single mothers as the face of poverty, over half of all poor adult women—54 percent—are single and childless."

One of the surprising statistics I uncovered during this investigation on women and poverty.
damemagazine.com/2019/06/17/we-…
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Tweeting about #poverty and #wealth is quite instructive. It's obvious that many feel very strongly about it yet know so little. Consider what wealth is: it is to have the means to satisfy wants. Those means can be anything, including berries or fruits growing in the wild. But
the vast majority of means are created. There are no hamburgers, iPhones, or houses growing on trees. In other words, most means to satisfy wants were created. So wealth, generally speaking, is created. Many appear confused by this rather obvious fact, or take offense by it being
stated. That is not only ignorant, but counter-productive: whoever does not believe that the means to satisfy wants (wealth) are created surely is not acting to create them. So we are missing out on a lot of wealth because of this ignorant view; our standard of living could be
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#UniversalCreditUncovered Week 3: this is what the DWP’s ad campaign says people should do while waiting for #UniversalCredit. But an advance is a loan that has to be repaid. It’s not the solution to the wait - in fact, repaying it can push people further into hardship. 1/5
We're working with debt charity @StepChange as part of the #5WeeksTooLong campaign so this week we’ve joined forces to highlight why so many people are forced into needless #debt because of the 5-week wait. Read our new joint briefing here: 2/5 trusselltrust.org/wp-content/upl…
Why is repaying an advance a problem? People’s ability to afford repayments isn’t taken into account; even small deductions have a big impact when people are living on a knife edge; & people can be hit by multiple repayments. This can push people further into #poverty. 3/5
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The long-awaited @Alston_UNSR report is finally out. srpoverty.org/country-visits… A strongly evidenced evisceration of the UK's recent record on #poverty covering the disastrous #humanrights impacts of welfare reform & cuts to social protection, w/ a particular focus on #childpoverty
@Alston_UNSR Other issues addressed by @alston_UNSR incl food security, the gendered nature of poverty, privatisation & serious shortcomings in the way that poverty is measured in the UK. Several key recomms echo those of other #UN #HumanRights bodies to the Uk, incl #CRC & #CESCR Committees
@Alston_UNSR Will lessons be learnt in order to address the 'systematic', 'stark' and 'ideological' erosion of the social safety net ? It was depressingly unsurprising to hear the government's trenchant response to the report as 'barely believable' and of apparent plans to complain to the UN
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We've just released the final report by @Alston_UNSR, the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme #poverty, on his visit to the #UK. The report is available here: undocs.org/A/HRC/41/39/Ad…. A few key takeaways:
Some have asked me why a UN expert on #poverty would visit the #UK. Unfortunately, although the UK is the world’s 5th largest economy, 14 million are in poverty, child poverty is rising & predicted to reach 40% by 2021, homelessness is up 60%, and food bank use has skyrocketed.
To understand #poverty in the #UK, you have to look at the massive disinvestment in social support since 2010: the end of a centralized social fund, changes to the ways benefits are capped & calculated that substantially reduce their value, the decimation of civil legal aid, etc.
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🚨#Iran
Report of severe #Flood and #poverty in Iran
NO: 1
#Golestan province in N, Iran
This young man says:The flood has entered our homes, government officials do not give us any help.
They just come, take pictures, film and go.
@USAdarFarsi
@SecPompeo #IranRegimeChange
🚨#Iran
Report of severe #flood and #poverty in Iran
NO: 2
#Khuzestan Province in S, Iran
The flood covered the main roads and private cars are passing hard.
But there is no news of #Rouhani's government's efforts to rebuild.
@USAdarFarsi
@SecPompeo #IranRegimeChange
🚨#Iran
Report of severe #flood and #poverty in Iran
NO: 3
#Sistan and #Baluchestan Province in E, Iran
This young woman says: We do not have bread to eat. My kids are hungry
But the #Rouhani's government's does not give us money.
@USAdarFarsi
@SecPompeo #IranRegimeChange
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#SriLanka, l'#Isis rivendica la strage: «Vendetta per #Christchurch». Colombo teme nuovi attacchi

Una strage per vendicarne un'altra, con la regia dell'Isis.

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"Quel grande indiano di 2500 anni fa disse:
«L'odio genera solo l'odio, e l'odio si combatte solo con l'Amore»"
@TizianoTerzani
«Siamo noi che non vogliamo sentire che c’è ALTRO al di là della materia.»
☸️
«Ma tu guarda, tutto il mondo di oggi si fonda sulla materia. L’acquisizione, l’avere più che l’essere, la concorrenza.»
@TizianoTerzani

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#India might cause the collapse our economy as the #US did with the #USSR- #Alarm bells are ringing.We have no choice but to #beg.I fear starvation, #poverty and unemployment.” Dr #KaiserBengali, Dean of Science and Tech in #Karachi Warned #Pakistan 😏🇵🇰
Pak Economy dead!
2: Dr Bengali, a former advisor for Planning and Development to the Chief Minister of #Sindh province, spoke yesterday at a hotel in #Lahore at the launching of his research titled State of the Economy 1990-2015; Economy on a Roller Coaster –And Stuck in the Mud
3: #Pakistan’s economy over a quarter of a century, examined three sectors: major crops, minor crops and large-scale manufacturing.
“Average #GDP growth of 4 per cent cannot be expected to raise the per capita income sufficiently to reduce poverty,” the study states.
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While we try to wrap our minds around all the crimes described in the #MuellerReport and how they can’t be “proved” we have to wonder what the millions of “guests” of #IncarcerationNation think and feel right now..
The American criminal justice system holds 2.3M people in 1,719 state prisons, 109 federal prisons, 1,772 juvenile facilities, 3,163 local jails, 80 Indian Country jails,military prisons, immigration detention,civil commitment centers, state psychiatric hospitals./2
Every year over 600,000 enter prison gates but people go to jail 10.6M X each year.Jail churn is particularly high as most ppl in jails haven’t been convicted. Some will make bail within hours or days while many others are too poor to make bail &remain behind bars until trial./3
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Full house at the next #ECDDialogue2019 hosted by @NelsonMandela Foundation. The topic "Where does pre-grade R belong" is an important one, and will be addressed by @DBE_SA, @StatsSA as well as Dr Tshepo Motsepe, our first lady. @PresidencyZA #ECD #earlyyears
Dr Tshepo Motsepe speaks about #first1000days now, saying this stage of children's lives offer us opportunity to nuture and protect them, which is why as a nation we need to do all we can to create systems that are integrated. Now giving us successes in SA #ECD #ECDDialogue2019
@Samuels2312 is up now to explain further on behalf of @DBE_SA and @The_DSD about the function migration. She makes the point that #ECD programmes is included in the President's statement at the #SONA ie non-centre based ECD programmes.
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Ten #MMT tips to remember on #TaxDay:
1. Federal #taxes don't fund federal spending, so let's #decouple these two important tools.
2. Taxes offset #Government spending.
3. It's a matter of #logic: #dollars must be spent into existence (by the Gov) first, in order for us to use some of those $ to pay taxes
4. #Taxing for #revenue is for local states/municipalities, not the #sovereign issuer of the #currency.
5. Taxing excessive wealth protects #democracy from #Oligarchy and protects us from abusive market power
6. Taxing #pollution & #speculation to reduce such activities, not to "fund" #healthcare and #education.
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4. Holocaust in Yemen caused by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Somalia, Qatar, Morocco, US, France, UK, Canada, Australia,Germany
#Yemen #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrime #Holocaust #YemenCantWait #YemenHolocaust #WorldHypocrisy
By @JuliaWraith
Yemeni Children Sends a Message to the World, in Funeral of Victims of the US-Saudi Massacre, Sana’a
english.almasirah.net/details.php?es…
By @JuliaWraith
O silent🌍.Why are you dumb? Can’t you speak or you don’t want to speak?Why are you blind? Are you unable to see or you don’t want to see?As for the🇺🇳we are the children of🇾🇪we have sanctify our blood not to appeal an institution that calls
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Do you want a Government that actively tries to eradicate #poverty , #homelessness & #hunger Do you want access to free health care?
@UKLabour @AndrewYang @DrJillStein @jimmy_dore @evolvepolitics @skwawkbox @TheCanaryUK
Do you care so much about the environment that you would welcome an international institute that supports #scientists in an #endeavour to halt or reverse #GlobalWarming
As technology advances are you concerned about your job and your children's future? goo.gl/puAt8h The 4th economic revolution has not just started it is here!
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@fhgferreira @wb_research @WBG_Poverty (1/N) Response to @fghferreira's fourth point on the @worldbank's new work on global poverty estimates. The addition of a new multidimensional poverty measure that *includes* consumption/income poverty is a welcome step & can give rise to real additional insights....
@fhgferreira @wb_research @WBG_Poverty @WorldBank (2/N) The finding that #income #poverty is only imperfectly related to the presence of deprivations is important both in terms of evaluation and in directing policies. It is also helpful that one of the measures they are using is sensitive to overlaps between deprivations and....
@fhgferreira @wb_research @WBG_Poverty @WorldBank (3/n) ...does not merely count aggregate deprivations without concern for their correlation (as some well-known other measures do). But with any multidimensional measures the devil is in the details regarding how they are defined...
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@fhgferreira (1/n) Response to @fghferreira's point of the day: It is a start that @WorldBank is now apparently emphasizing, after our debate, the idea I have long appealed to when criticizing the lack of meaning of its existing money-metric int'l poverty line & calling for an alternative:..
@fhgferreira @WorldBank (2/n) ...Amartya Sen's injunction that poverty should be conceptualized as 'absolute in the space of capabilities and relative in the space of commodities'. However, the approach being implemented by the Bank is mechanical and therefore wholly inadequate...
@fhgferreira @WorldBank (3/n)...A 'hybrid of absolute and relative' is not absolute in the required sense ('absolute in the space of capabilities'). It is merely muddled. First, the poverty line that is being referred to as 'absolute' does not, as I argued in our debate, have a convincing meaning...
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విద్యా విధానంలో @PawanKalyan ప్రసంగం విన్న తర్వాత, ఇంత కాలం నా లోపల ఉన్న కోపం, నిరాశను నియంత్రించలేక, నేను బయటకు వచ్చి మాట్లాడటానికి ఇది సరైన సమయం అని నేను భావిస్తున్నాను.

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మన భారతదేశంలో ఇలా ఊహించగలమా?
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