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A Constitutional argument for the rights of the person to life and liberty, including but not limited to abortion. Compressed into Twitter format - thread [1/12]

cc: @VP @POTUS @USSupremeCourt @MichaelBennet @Hickenlooper @RepJoeNeguse #rights
The rights of the person are consistently defined in the Constitution + Bill of Rights + Amendments (C+BoR+A) as rights granted at birth or age from birth. Life, liberty, property, citizenship, free speech, press, assembly, due process, and bear arms are the rights granted [2/12]
at birth. Additional rights for voting and to hold office are rights granted at birth although attained at later age (measured as time from birth)… [3/12]
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New OA paper out in @J_Law_Biosci co-authored with @JcMalgieri: "#Mental data protection and the #GDPR".
We discuss what #privacy and #DataProtection regime is needed for data about a person's mental states. 1/6…
In this article, we introduce the notion of ‘mental data’, defined as any data that can be organized and processed to make inferences about the mental states of a person, including their #cognitive, #affective and #conative states 2/6
We review the range of technologies (e.g. #BCIs, affective computing systems, & digital behavioral tech) that enable increasingly reliable statistical associations between certain data patterns & mental activities such as memories, intentions, & emotions. 3/6
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Today might be D-Day for the Digital Services Act!

Together with the European Parliament & Council, the Commission has worked in record time to protect 🇪🇺 citizens online.

Here are the 10 things you need to know about the #DSA ahead of our (hopefully) final trilogue.

1️⃣ With great power comes great responsibility 🕷
The DSA is setting clear, harmonised #obligations for platforms – proportionate to size, impact & risk.

2⃣ A harmonised system to fight ALL forms of #illegal content – from counterfeit or dangerous products to hate speech 🥷🏻
Any national authority will be able to request that illegal content is removed, regardless of where the platform is established in Europe.

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On 23Dec.1947,Stalin signed a resolution by the Council of Ministers of the USSR on the resettlement of Azerbaijani kolkhoz members and other Azerbaijanis from the Armenian SSR to the lowlands of the Kur & Araz rivers.On 10Mar.1948,a further resolution on resettlement was signed.
Textual study of the #resolutions by the Council of Ministers of the #USSR shows that they had complete disregard for #human and civil #rights. #Azerbaijanis were removed, not from certain territories, as stated, but from the whole of #Armenia.
It becomes clear that the aim was to oust all #Azerbaijanis from #Armenia. According to the last, 11th, Article of the #resolution dated 23 December 1947, it was intended to settle foreign #Armenians in Armenia in place of the deported #Azerbaijanis.
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Instead of a more or less expected scenario…

…in which #company A accuses company B of IP or trademark infringement, the outcome here is a strategic agreement between NetEnt and ReelPlay, inked so that both companies could protect the respective #rights .… What are the details of the deal?

As stressed out in the official PR coming from both sides, they were “independently following similar ideas”, which is why they find it quite suitable to join forces.… Together they will be able to reinforce the unique propositions and place their product(s) much better on markets globe-wide. Moreover, it will secure the continuous launch of top-quality gaming products to a wide spectrum of operators both parties
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Finally, the #GoldacreReview is published! (During Parliamentary Easter holidays, mid-ping-pong on the #HealthAndCareBill...)

It's 221 pages - each PDF page is a double page spread - so this could be a lo-o-o-ong [Thread].

Here goes...
First point to note, in the Terms of Reference (p5), is that this is about "access to #NHSdata by #researchers, #commissioners, and #innovators" - i.e. #Planning and #CommercialReUse - so it is directly relevant to the operation of millions of people's #NationalDataOptOuts... Terms of reference for the review  1. How do we facilitate a
"185 wide-ranging recommendations for us to explore", says @sajidjavid (p6). Gulp! Time for some coffee...

"systems that ensure #underrepresented groups are well represented" may (partly) refer to this "landmark review", which got off to a slow start:… The far-reaching independent review into potential ethnic bi
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Another #BIG #decision in 2022. I will file #bankruptcy and #donate to #charity anything I can’t carry with me to a #women #shelter. THE #COST to #SOCIETY of #NDAs #EEOC #EqualEmploymentOpportunityOffice #TitleVII #CivilRightsActof1967 #ADA
#AmericanwithDisabilityAct #USConstitution #BillofRights #CivilRights #PTSD … spending 7 days in #JAIL as a set up by Miami Management, Inc property manager and the violations of the centralized Big Corporations protecting the wrongdoings of their Senior Management.
I am an idiot for having #settled #NDA #NDAs #employmentlaw I am exhausted! My life is a nightmare since 2015. I am done. You win! I survive in jail for a week. Assume I can survive in a shelter. From donating and being in the #ExecutiveWomenofUnitedWay #KIPPNY and #KIPPMiami
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"The purpose of human rights is to protect human goods. The very suggestion that it could be good for mothers to set them against their own offspring is an insult to women and a setback to the cause of their dignity." #HumanRights #WomensRightsAreHumanRights
"Abortion cannot be a 'reproductive right', because it has nothing to do with enabling people to reproduce. It is not even merely an anti-reproductive right, because rather than just snuffing out fertility, it extinguishes a life." #reproductiverights #reproductivejustice
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जन अधिकारों के बिना दुनिया के सबसे बड़े लोकतंत्र का क्या मतलब?

मोदी सरकार शुरू से जन अधिकारों को ख़त्म करने की कोशिश करती आ रही है।

मौलिक अधिकारों समेत क्या इन अधिकारों के बिना आप भारत की कल्पना तक कर सकते हैं?

• भोजन का अधिकार- ताकि किसी को भूख का सामना ना करना पड़े।
• शिक्षा का अधिकार- आज बच्चा-बच्चा स्कूल जाता है, एक बेहतर कल बनाता है अपने लिए और देश के लिए।

• रोज़गार का अधिकार- भाजपा के कट्टर विरोध के बावजूद UPA ने जनता को रोज़गार की सुरक्षा दी। कोविड के मुश्किल समय में भी इससे देशवासियों को सहारा मिला।
• जानकारी का अधिकार- लोकतंत्र का दूसरा नाम पारदर्शिता है। जनता को सवाल करने और जवाब पाने का अधिकार है। RTI भी UPA ने दिया।

इनमें से किस अधिकार से PM को आपत्ति है? और क्यों?

#Rights #Democracy
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@SkyDance62 @ACTBrigitte I didn't say they did

I pointed out that the #FirstAmendment isn't the issue

i. It is or should be a Self-Evident Truth

ii. That Americans are born equal (eg to @jack)

iii. Are endowed with certain #InalienableRights

iv. *AMONG* those are #LIBERTY & #PURSUITofHAPPINESS.... ImageImageImageImage
@SkyDance62 @ACTBrigitte @jack v. Communicating with society is a basic #Liberty which provides #Happiness

vi. Whole #Twitter model & algorithms based on not just satisfying but promoting & encouraging those to addictive levels

v. So censoring banning or cancelling people causes EXTREME withdrawal symptoms ImageImageImageImage
@SkyDance62 @ACTBrigitte @jack vi. So Twitter is not just denying #Liberty & #PursuitOfHappiness but actively CREATING UNhappiness

vii. But #FirstAmendment doesn't JUST say "Congress shall make no law.. abridging #FreedomOfSpeech"


"#THEFreedomOfSpeech" ImageImageImageImage
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 12/30/2021…
Democracy preserves dignity, a means to an end, not an end itself…

#democracy, #dignity, #society, #individual, #rights, #freedoms
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Meet Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, who #OTD was awarded the Medal of Honor for her service during the Civil War. She remains the only woman to be be awarded this honor. She was a suffragist, suspected spy, POW, and surgeon.…

#Twitterstorians #OTD #WomensHist
In 1855, she earned her MD from Syracuse Medical College. She and her husband opened their own practice, but it failed. She also refused to "obey" her husband, kept her last name, and wore a short skirt with trousers. They divorced.

#women #rights #feminism #histmed
When the war started, she joined the Union Army. She was refused a commission, so she worked as an"unpaid volunteer surgeon at the U.S. Patent Office Hospital in Washington." She wore men's clothing throughout the war and said it made doing her job easier. (NPS)
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Today is #Halfearthday2021, a plan to protect 50% of the earth, to stop #biodiversity loss & prevent #climate change. Wow, a plan to #restore the planet: that's hopeful!? Unfortunately, not. There is good science showing this is the wrong direction... 🧵 (1/5) #COP26 #COP15
2/5. Every funder should know that if a Half Earth proposal lands on their desk, there will be social risks. Despite the cosy rhetoric, Fortress Conservation leads to #humanrights abuses. Protecting 50% of the globe could affect >1 billion ppl, per Schleicher et al., 2019
3/5. Ecologists, none the wiser, might consider this a price worth paying if species are protected from #extinction. It's a mistake made by Kim Stanley Robinson. The great myth is that people are bad for biodiversity, as shown by Ellis et al., 2021 👇…
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‘The Trojan Horse Scandal and the Problem of Equalities in Britain Today’.

The event examined the scandal from a broad range of perspectives, engaging with debates on #equalities, #liberalism, and #Britishness.…
It also provided an opportunity to discuss and generate a dialogue about the significance of the 'Trojan Horse’ scandal and the duty placed on schools after the scandal to promote Fundamental British Values (FBV) in the promotion of #democracy.
Speakers analysed how both are reproducing narratives of racial discrimination & inequalities in a context that is informed by minoritising communities, #problematising specific religious #values, & essentialising the signification of social, religious, & cultural identities.
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"#Data: a new direction" - a public consultation by @DCMS on "reforms to the UK’s #DataProtection regime":…

The consultation ends on 19 Nov 2021, and you can respond by e-mail to or online here:… Image
A quick sample of initial reactions...

We're clearly going to be hearing a lot about #LegitimateInterests, as well as #commercial and #public ones. The real question being, how do this Government's interests actually align with YOURS?

140+ pages on a Friday is a lot to digest, but @lilianedwards' "penumbra of often futile determinedly populist ideas largely not evidence-based" seems entirely consistent with @DCMS's Drunkard's Walk through #data and #ID this past year...

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#Women’ are an integral part of Western propaganda against Islam. When the West was proud of its ‘conservatism’, Muslim women were ‘haremjibi’,‘sensual’,‘objects of sex’. When the West learned to think of itself as progressive, Muslim women 1/9
became ‘captives’, ‘captives’, ‘objects of sex’. In both cases, there is the full support of the "Western Guard" for the "liberation" of #Muslim #women.

Women's liberation was called for 20 years ago to legitimize the #US invasion of #Afghanistan. 2/9
Over the past two decades, women's liberation has been repeatedly cited as an excuse for #American genocide and #warcrimes.

Today, after the embarrassing retreat of #America, many people are trying to sell this junk again. Among them, as in the #West, 3/9
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It is very important in this period of humanity to take a serious look at what is happening in the world friends.

Watch this video first in its entirety & reflect upon current situations critically.

#Menticide is here & with it, a new attempt to establish a "#TechnoTotalitarian" rule over the lives of American citizens.

The final variant of #Coronavirus could very well be the manifestation of a #NewWorldOrder under #totalitarian rule.
That may sound absurd, but what is very concerning is that many talking heads in the media & even public figures are now making very carefully worded emotional appeals to logic to further induce a totalitarian #masspsychosis.
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Want to see the evolution of oil & gas exploitation? In the context of the history?

Everyone in Louisiana, in Texas, in the US, in the WORLD, needs to scroll through this.

We need to see the web that's been woven, so we can unravel it. 🧵… A satellite map with largely green coloring shows the coast
(Making no apologies for the number of threads in my feed today.)

(Also, seeing the presentation of this tool literally made me want to send an apology to my boss for never being as good at my job as Imani Brown, the author of this project, is at her hobbies.)
This is a story about responsibility.

About accountability.

About #rights.

About #reparations.

Each oil well in Louisiana is not just "a well". It's owned by a company. Someone drilled the hole, and is keeping money off of it. Someone is #responsible.… A satellite map of the coast of south Louisiana shows the ne
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🧵I love #football

Have done since the 1980's ⚽️

Nowadays though, the off-field stuff seems to get as much coverage & column inches as the game itself 🗞️📺📱

Competition isn't just about trophies - it's about eyeballs, soft power, geo-politics, PR and #money

Quick tale...
Did you see that news report from the #US this week about the #billionaire financier #TomBarrack being arrested? ($250m bail)

In the weird (but fun) world we live in, that incident ties to #NewcastleUnited & the #PremierLeague

Say what?! 🧐

#FollowTheMoney #Networks #Power 💸
We have;

- Billionaires acting as back-channel diplomats (💰)
- Political actors orchestrating things but pretending they're not
- Qatar buy rights to #EPL for region
- Saudi pirate them #AJ #BeIn #BeOut
- SA try to buy NUFC
- Qatar say "No Way"

#Rights ✍️/👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
#Value (s) 💸🙏⚽️
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Superpower or 🤡? "Pakistan’s army & its Inter-Services Intelligence(ISI) play key role in Taliban offensive. Without logistical support from Pakistan, the Taliban would be hard-pressed to operate in such a widespread way".…
2/usa Superpower or 🤡? "Of course, Pakistan has been the Taliban’s patron since its creation in the 1990s.
It is impossible to defeat the Taliban as long as Pakistan provides sanctuary and safety, training, equipment and funds for the Taliban."..3/
3/usa #Clownanalysis101 🤡 "Pakistan cannot be defeated, as it is a nuclear-armed State and has the fifth-largest population in world. ...It is curious that Biden has so little to engage with Pakistan. He has yet to talk with Imran Khan." ☝🏼superpower is going to fight #China?😭
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So what *is* this "Digital Regulation: Driving growth & unlocking innovation" policy paper? Another "strategy"? A white paper for #DPA2022?

If it's about #regulation, then how will @OliverDowden's "unashamedly pro-tech approach" protect people's #rights?…
In his introduction to "#ThePlan", @OliverDowden says he'll "shortly publish a #plan for a pro-growth data regime" 🤔

If he has an ACTUAL plan, or frankly a clue, then why not just #publish the damn thing? Why all the waffle?

Hand-wavy platitudes like these 👇 ain't worth Jack:
Just so we're clear, this "#Plan" is supposed to "start a #conversation" about "#TenTechPriorities" that @DCMS published on a "shorthand stories"(?) page that DOESN'T ONCE MENTION PEOPLE'S #RIGHTS!!…

Does this Government think it can take us for fools?
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Here's a fun #NINO - the UK's National Insurance Number - [Thread] to start the weekend 👇

Maybe I should do an #NHSnumber one sometime? It's a fascinating story, which (ironically) starts with these...
[With thanks to @guy_herbert, @TomSamaki, @PrivacyMatters & others for encouragement!]

Before I start a geeky 'deep dive' on the #NHSnumber, to provide some (personal/professional) context that will hopefully become apparent, I'll just drop these two images here:
So, to begin.

After the Second World War, in a time when we started to think (again) what a #civilised society would be, and when our leaders tried to agree #principles like #UDHR that might prevent the recurrence of genocide, and support #dignity and #HumanRights for all...
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