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Most of you know that wages in the United States have remained stagnant since 1980, when adjusted for inflation. Do you realize, however, that the US is a global #empire and that we are likely witnessing the fall of that empire?

That's right, the US has political or... 1/16
#military control of much of the world. That comes from military support of dictatorships and right wing leaders throughout Central and South America, throughout #Africa and in parts of #Asia, such as India and the Philippines. But that also includes economic control, and... 2/16
economically, we also have a huge amount of control (although not total) over most of #Europe and some of the countries in Asia where we don't have political/military control.

Our "capitalist" system has been corrupted and subverted by the forces of greed. Our once... 3/16
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Majlis-e-Taraqi-e-Adab is a public sector institution 4 promotion of #Urdu language/literature. I have admired their publications (they have scores) in the past. Today on a whim (while looking for full version of Hatim Tai epic) I went masked & all to their premises. It's just 1/
off Mall Road past GOR 1 entrance & before PC Hotel, Lahore. Inside are acres of evacuee property land, old bungalow styled buildings with high ceilings, peeling paint & airy verandahs, & vast tree shaded lawns. The Majlis is housed in one of the buildings at the very back. 2/
There are 2 other centers as well. I gathered a large haul of classic Urdu novels & several epics that I needed for my current writing. Ridiculously inexpensive (25 books in all for mere Rs. 4000 after discount) & the staff quite helpful. But they could do with more inspired 3/
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Majlis-e-Taraqi-e-Adab is a public sector institution for promotion of #Urdu language & literature. I have admired some of their publications in the past. Today on a whim (while looking for a full version of the Hatim Tai epic) I went masked & all to their premises. It's just 1/
off Mall Road past GOR 1 entrance & before PC Hotel, Lahore. Inside are acres of evacuee property land, old bungalow styled buildings with high ceilings, peeling paint & airy verandahs, & vast tree shaded lawns.

The Majlis is housed in one of the buildings at the very back. 2/
There are 2 other centers as well. I gathered a large haul of classical Urdu novels & several epics that I needed for my current writing. Ridiculously inexpensive (25 books in all for a mere Rs. 4000 after discount) & the staff was quite helpful. But they could do with more 3/
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Hi, I’ll be live-tweeting today’s Chicago Board of Health public meeting. #ChiDocumenters
@ChiDocumenters #publichealth #chicagopublichealth
@CHIdocumenters Dr. Arwady reviews high-level updates from the dept, including an anti-#syphillis campaign, a research study on Chicago maternal mortality (#maternitymatters) that will be released soon, and a new program that will provide assistance to #newmom s at 3 Chicago hospitals.
Dr. Arwady shares info about the new training video aimed at Chicago employees who work with youth, centers a #traumainformed approach to working with them.
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1/If you love libraries, treat yourself & read this piece on life-altering impact of #publiclibraries & librarians, featuring fantastic reflections by @neilhimself @amytan & other brilliant authors/illustrators

nytimes.com/2018/10/15/boo…

Go read their tales & then I’ll share...
@neilhimself @AmyTan 2/Welcome back! Their stories were amazing, #amiright? I’m not going to be able to match their powerfully resonant tales but I’ll share my favorite library as a long +1 to the importance of libraries to regular folks too & hope a few of you might share your favorite library too.
@neilhimself @AmyTan 3/So, I’d like to take a minute, just sit there please,
I’ll tell you how I fell in love with public libraries
(apologies to @djjazzyjeff215 and #TheFreshPrince and everyone reading this thread)
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