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.@verizon I just spent 3 1/2 hours purchasing and trying to download my apps, texts, photos and videos, because your Lincoln Blvd. Location had no Wi-Fi and I had to slave Wi-Fi from the Security Guards Hot Spot on his Android. After nearly 4 hours and the store actually closed
...locking me in with 10 other store ‘hostages’, I decided to just leave, because restore process kept saying “2 hours” after 2 hours! You had 6 Employees trying to do the work of 12 Employees and many of them complained as they left after being on duty since 6:30am. They are
...not happy & are clearly overwhelmed, overworked and that bad energy trickles down to a customer paying nearly $1,800 a pop for a new iPhone 11 Pro. This is unacceptable and the experience feels like being held hostage buying a hoopty from a cheesy Used Car Salesman. #DoBetter
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THREAD:#TransHealthEthicsProject interviews w/#trans folks are "thick" examples of barriers to care described generically in surveys. #doctors & #nurses often say "those patterns are terrible, but how can I know if I am doing it?" #narrativematters #bioethics #TransAwarenessWeek
I used a standardized array of interview questions across 15 hours of interviews with trans folks regarding their experiences seeking health care in the United States, both POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE, to give providers #narrative examples/guidelines on what not to do, AND what to do.
I did the interviews and my research assistants (@BreanneRBurton, Ren Czachor, Jake Richardson, and Harry Silvey) transcribed them so that no unknown persons would have access to the audio. While some participants gave permission to share audio, all permit sharing transcripts.
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Dear readers, especially those who self-describe as "liberal": We need some #realtalk about disillusionment as foreign influence is exposed *everywhere*. Not just on the Right.
The current moment has been described as "Trump-Russia," so named for two actors whose conspiracy defined the era. But it's misnamed. This is the Global Corruption Revelation.
The fact is that the enemies of democracy use the full spectrum of political philosophy to attack civil society in hopes of achieving oligarchy, control.
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***** Q-Thread 2/26 *****
We start out today with @realDonaldTrump in Hanoi preparing for a summit with the NK Premier Chairman Kim.
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Revisits the Dirty Diane Feinstein dress down of Lisa Murkowski during the Kavanaugh hearing- Posted in D-2282.
In D-2899, Q includes two other photos from the oppo prospective. The ORIG photo was taken from beyond and just behind the gentleman in the glasses. IDEN not confirmed.…📁-Murkowski said Tuesday that she will support a resolution blocking President Trump’s emergency declaration to build the border wall.
Puppet & Puppet Master.- Murkowski is under the control of Dirty Diane. Great argument for #TERMLIMITSNOW. #QAnon
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So some shit went down for me personally at the end of 2018. First, let me just say I'm old. I'm not old-old - sorry to anyone in their 80s but that's my definition of old-old these days. I am 48, so I'm Perimenopause old
so the "shit that went down" as I turned the page on 2018 is what began my #AdventuresInPerimenopause, aka the worst medical experience of my life...and I had my ankle surgically reconstructed w/no pain meds when I was 4 months pregnant
a few months before "shit went down" I had finally began to lose some of the 50lbs of extra weight that's been, well a weight, on me for a year. I was on a program, thinking about exercise - that's step 1, right? - and had safely dropped 15 lbs in 2 weeks
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Jim Acosta has victims' families feet from where he is standing. What a classless PoS.
Mark Morgan, who served as Border Patrol chief for Barack Obama, is slamming Jim @Acosta right now for this. By "this," I mean being a classless piece of shit political hack, standing feet away from Angel Moms and dismissing the death of their children as a fake crisis.
Admittedly, I am NOT as good of a person as some of these people abused by the hack political class.

If my child was murdered by an illegal immigrant and a hack reporter disrespected their memory like that, he'd never be able to hold a microphone ever again.

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CoDel Bus, Day 2:

Took a short haitus from circling the capitol to get some sleep. Resumed circling at 0500 to get a jump on traffic and refuel. Minibar rations were depleted by 1530 yesterday; personal flasks nearly empty as of 0800 today. A faint, yet unpleasant aroma grows.
CoDel Bus Day 2, cont.:

0853 hours. Davis-CA has tied Schiff-CA shoe laces together and, using Schiff’s own earbuds, around base of his seat, in retaliation for his refusal to employ headphones whilst shrieking into his phone.

A number of electrical outlets have shorted out.
CoDel Bus Day 2, cont.:

Engel-NY, accustomed to NYCish noise, has been sleeping peacefully. Lynch-MA has been drawing Sharpie dicks on Engel’s face for the last hour.

Takano-CA is in negotiations w/GrubHub dispatch, who require a fixed location. Problematic. Need workaround.
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@ilb_ @UN the international response to the murder of Mr. Khashoggi marks the hollowness of the universal declaration of human rights. Sitting at an event tonight put on in his memory, I couldn't help but cringe while listening to the 30 articles read aloud. They are meaningless
If no country is willing to uphold the values contained within. It's business as usual between the Saudis and signatories of the UDHR. What do these words do for people whose rights are being violated - whose lives are being taken from them? We need real protections
And systems in place to make sure these things no longer happen, and that culpable governments are held accountable, not fairy tales to make us feel better about being human. #Khashoggi #journalism #memorial #realtalk #FreePress #Saudi #usa #Canada
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1/ Tweetstorm a comin' cuz @IvyBGrey really likes it when I "have a conversation with an article." First of all, super 💯 helpful and useful breakdown of varying #innovation approaches, so everyone trying to do all the innovation things, please read the article, like now thanks.
2/ Is "incremental" a dirty word? No. But to most people it #feels less exciting & flashy than "#disruptive." Yes, I said #feels. Bc most ppl probably will not read Ivy's excellent article or this tweetstorm bc they're not on Twitter. To them all this sounds/#feels like jargon.
2 / Exhibit A / From @DCaseyF who is now 5.7% as famous as @RealCarrotTop, who is in turn is now only 0.8% as Twitter famous as @EmrgencyKittens:…
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The hoarding of wealth is the cause of poverty

The super rich suck up 99% of the money

Cost of living has continued to rise

Many Americans have been priced out of existence
The unemployment rate goes down
Corporate profits go up
Wages go down
Many Americans work more than one job
Yet they are still barely scraping by
A well educated & healthy populace is necessary for the success of America
Social programs lift children out of poverty
Instead of adding a zero to the bank account of the ultra wealthy
We could be investing in infrastructure
We could be investing in our future workforce
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Time for a tweetstorm on the realities of covert action and influence ops in elections. Since Trumpers are now citing the "Everybody does it" line regarding what Russia and its friends did to the USA in 2016 to help put Trump in the WH. So, here's some espionage #realtalk.../1
First, everybody who can, which means all developed countries, does SIGINT, which today means much cyber collection. So, NSA has collected ("hacked" in amateur parlance) emails and whatnot from foreign dignitaries and VIPs. Yes, it's illegal, but, really, everyone does it. /2
Western countries do this for intelligence purposes, ie informing statecraft, broadly. While small bits of SIGINT may be used for narrowly defined covert action, USG/IC does NOT use this intel to broad-brush shift elections and subvert governments, as Russia did in 2016... /3
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💰(1) @realDonaldTrump was being KIND when he called @SenFeinstein #SneakyDianneFeinstein it should’ve been slimy. For 40 yrs everyone’s turned a blind eye while she and hubby rob America blind and that’s no exaggeration. Let’s just start with America, Global will be later ⚖️
(2) If you didn’t know #SneakyDianneFeinstein is married to Richard aka Dick Blum he’s a billionaire however sweet, little, Dianne is a measly millionaire BUT together they just happen to be #slumlords they made a killing during the housing crisis!
(3) #SneakyDianneFeinstein has funny habit of always saying “she has no idea what her husband is doing” or it’s silly anyone could think there’s a conflict of interest. To help cope with all these unpleasant details we’ll use her own financial disclosures #slumlord #seabove
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