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📌#SENATE CDC Repeal Bill 2022 continued
And we're up, with Jane Hume ignoring the senate submissions of Aboriginal health peaks, RANZP and the ARHC. Now we are on 'the money' - as Jane gaslights loss of income through fees, DD breaches and rents.
Again, ppl in the NT are under the IM stream not the regular CDC stream in the 4 original trial sites.

Communities were targeted because they were LNP safe seats.

Again Hume is doing the 'percentage deception' here are the actual AOD data from Adelaide Uni:
The 'Jane Hunt' equation when applied to the Adelaide uni evaluation, showed there had been 85.4% NO POSITIVE IMPACT IN SIX YEARS. a liar.
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📌#Senate 2nd reading debate/vote.
Straight up LNP's Henderson lies - CDC is NOT being extended, it is being ABOLISHED if Repeal bill is passed.
Straight out lie. The sunset is being removed as part 3B is being removed. If this bill passes CDC legislation is GONE in 6mths.
Correcting Henderson as well, Pitt sent flyers out to HIS Voters, that had a vote capacity, everyone else got flyers. Both Hinkler mayors said no and local papers regularly showed 81-89% of people said NO. The reach tell only polled 2K ppl..NOT majority. QCOSS survey 94% NO.
All meetings run by LNP were closed door, business only and LNP allies only...Tudge literally called the TAC squad on LOCAL PEOPLE who wanted to participate in the discussions. #Hinkler
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Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Repeal of Cashless Debit Card and Other Measures) Bill 2022
Bit of an oops there. The no doc opt for people in the 4 original sites who have been forced CDC program out begins October 4th now.
Perin who? Again quoting Noel Pearson, who does not speak for ANYONE on the CDC, literally, anywhere. Noel is linked to the FRC region, and as ALP's amendments show, their concerns raised in Senate Inquiry have ALL been address. Perin is way behind the current reality.
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As expected, Anne Ruston already lying through her teeth. No one in Kalgoorlie HerveyBay/Bundaberg, Kununurra ever asked for the CDC. The only community that did take on the card was Ceduna & all but one of the Aboriginal leaders there withdrew support for it in 2016.
Noel Pearson is a private citizen, who does not speak for people or communities forced onto the CDC, or anyone but himself and his institute. Ruston is fully aware that a new card is coming that does not involve Indue Ltd or private corps managing peoples lives.
White Mayors and LNP appointees have not had the indulgence of the ALP consultation teams who have prioritised people ON the card and local services in interviews. Every measure in the current bill and yesterdays announcements stems from the consultations and the Senate Inquiry.
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1/ The latest out of #Izyum has led to further investigations into Russian atrocities in #Ukraine. What is the American #Congress doing? A 🧵
2/ In my article for @TheWilsonCenter and @kennaninstitute, I examine how Congress is weighing options as Russia continues its unjust war in Ukraine:…
3/ Currently, #Estonia, #Latvia, #Lithuania, #Czechia, #Canada, #Ireland, and #Ukraine have accused #Russia of inciting genocide in Ukraine. This is consistent with the conclusions made by sone leading experts and scholars:…
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An important conversation on Capitol Hill for the fight against #humantrafficking - 13 NGOs & 8 congressional offices met yesterday to discuss the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) & begin conversation about legislative priorities in the next #Congress. Image
As #TVPRA nears the finish line, @IJM is thankful for the hard work of #House & #Senate staff on a vital reauthorization of anti-trafficking policy & programs. Special thanks to Anne Basham & @Hopeforjustice for organizing this unifying event.
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So today lets talk about #HR8404, otherwise known as the Respect for Marriage Act, which just passed the house yesterday and seeks to codify federal law to protect same-sex marriage equality. A few points:
The reason for urgency to pass this legislation is that the Supreme Court is clearly laying the groundwork to roll back these types of protections over the coming years. There are also good arguments for federally codifying this irrespective of supreme court decision making.
It’s in a long line of legislation that has passed the house this year while being doomed to fail in the #senate. I hesitate to even call this bill progressive, but is an example of how the house keeps passing things (gun reform as example) that get blocked in Senate.
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🧵 Group project presentations begin today for the 2022 SFI Complex Systems Summer School! We will share bits and pieces over the next two days...

#CSSS #ComplexSystems
First talk this morning by a team including @JenniferKBriggs @gatesdupont @maikemorrison @davidogara_ @simon_rella Ian Harryman & Haoyuan Luo on their contagion model ("Hopefully you'll see this published later" may as well be the official slogan of this summer school)
Our next group considers online #pornography a strangely under-examined domain for quantitative research & wants to bring #digitalhumanities approaches & multilayer network analysis to bear on it. @gulsahakcakir @AnaVybor @thomas_bssnt @prt_thibault @simon_rella

Take their poll:
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The United States is an incredible statistical outlier among economically developed countries re guns per capita. 1/
#gunviolence #guncontrol #facts #congress #senate
This translates directly to another statistical achievement for our country compared to the rest of the developed world - a several fold higher chance of gun death. 2/
#GunViolence #guncontrol #publichealth #facts #congress #Senate
Your baby or young child now has a 1/100 chance of being killed by a firearm as he/she grows up, and that chance is increasing year-over-year. 3/
#GunViolence #guncontrol #children #facts #congress #senate
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The Aus Senate this Weds will vote on so-called 'three-parent #babies'. These would be #donorconceived babies, genetically the child of 3 people not 2, made by an unregulated, for-profit industry, where there are serious questions about the future for the resulting child. A 🧵
Three-parent babies are made from #mitochondrialDNA donation. For eg: you fertilise a would-be mother's egg, and a donor egg. You suck the middle (the pronucleus) out of both. You put the would-be mother's pronucleus in the 'shell' of the donor egg. You gestate the embryo.
This is to avoid a child inheriting mitochondrial disease from the mother. What it means is: the child inherits DNA from 3 people - bio father, the would-be mother, and the donor. This *is inheritable*. If it's a girl baby, DNA from THREE people will be passed on to her children.
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A huge thank you to everyone who came out to our campaign kickoff today, and a special thank you to our speakers! We appreciate all of you for coming to learn about Josh's vision for Raleigh in 2022.

#bradley4raleigh #ralpol #ncgreenparty
Thank you to Dedan Waciuri from @weareuziiii and @Blacks4Peace for coming out to discuss policing issues with us!
Thank you to Wanda Hunter from @HousingWake for coming out to discuss housing issues with us!
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"Vaccine passports can be used for surveillance under the guise of public health measures." Conspiracy theory? what conspiracy theory?… via @ConversationCA h/t @theStarFort @TyrannyEnding
"Should vaccine passports become mandatory, it is crucial for the public to distinguish between how these documents can be used to ensure public health and how they may violate an individual’s privacy and threaten their security." #Trudeau #Freeland #WEF
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OK, the Future Fund is up at #senate estimates in a few minutes. I'll tweet excerpts. The leadership is likely to be grilled on why it has invested in companies (including weapons manufacturers) doing business with the military junta in Myanmar 1/…
Greens Senator Nick McKim asks chief executive Raphael Arndt if he was aware that the FF was investing in AVIC, a Chinese weapons manufacturer which has armed the Tatmadaw. Arndt says no: "we wouldn't have had that information at the time" 2/
Interesting. Arndt says the Future Fund divested from AVIC in November last year. But *not* because of its links to the Tatmadaw. They got out because in August the US Treasury included the company on a sanctions list for Chinese military companies 3/
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Last night a #VotingRights bill died in the #Senate as two Democrats sided with Republicans against changing the #FILIBUSTER rules.

So what is a filibuster? Check out our #thread to find out the history of this controversial practice.
You might be thinking of a #filibuster as a sweaty congressman holding the House hostage by talking for hours. That’s not really the case anymore.
Instead it’s more of a silent game of #political #chess.
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Sanity check: When you hear Joe Biden and Kamala Harris bleating in #Georgia today about "defending democracy" and the imperative of eliminating the #Senate filibuster in order to enact with the narrowest of majorities legislation...
...that will "protect voting rights," look no further than the Democrats' electoral shenanigans IN GEORGIA last cycle...
...As @jsolomonReports's team reports, the real Democratic priority is stealing elections, not election integrity. We need protection from such malfeasance, not more of it.
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This #NYTimes piece on #Biden is #interesting. It'is almost honest.

The reporters express surprise that #SenileJoe is siding with the #Dem #Left. Maybe they really ARE surprised. If they are, it just shows they were conned as thoroughly as most of the country was in 2020.
It’s now clear that Biden had a three part agenda: 1) Get elected #POTUS. 2) Pass a lot of very expensive government programs. 3) Go down in history as an #FDR or #LBJ, a president who permanently transformed American society.
#Joe’s problem was that 2) endangered 1). He needed to pretend to be “moderate” to get elected. So he ran a campaign that came down to ‘#OrangeManBad, #SenileManGood, and let’s not talk about what I’ll do in office.’ And it worked. He got the #DemocraticParty united behind him.
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Plenary Session No. 16
September 15, 2021

Watch it here:

#SenatePH Image
Sen. Grace Poe, sponsor of SBN 2094 or the Public Service Act, answers questions from Sen. Recto. Recto asked why foreigners will not be allowed 100% ownership of airports while airlines will be allowed 100% foreign ownership under the bill. #SenatePH 1/2 @SenGracePOE Image
Poe said there are issues and one of them is the acquisition of land that should be taken into account. She added that opening up the airline industry to foreign investors will unburden government from trying to bail out ailing companies in this sector. #SenatePH 2/2
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⚠️ GROSS COI REVEALED: In an extraordinary and fantastically written investigative report, @theintercept's @rose_n_adams unveils how @UHC co-opted @zackcooperYale's #surprisemedicalbill study, all while #Congress embraced it as "academic" and "unbiased" work to write #SMB law.
1⃣ This lays bare how #UnitedHealth has manipulated #surprisebill "research" to enrich itself at the expense of all #patients and the frontline #medical providers risking their lives over the past few years of #Covid.

2⃣ The study was foundational in the #SMB debate, and...
...Congress was duped. We believe that Congressional #investigations are now warranted by the #House and #Senate #Judiciary Committees. @HouseJudiciary @JudiciaryDems

3⃣ This work from Prof. #Cooper and his @Yale team was cited *10 TIMES* in the first #regulation issued by...
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#BackToSchool With all the investigations & talk about Congressional Committees, it’s important to review some history & understand the impact CC’s have had in the past? Why is it so much harder to get accountability today? (Hint: Think elephant)… 1/13
Conducting investigations is one of the most public activities in which congressional committees engage. 2/13 #JusticeMatters #investigation #accountability #TheBigLie #demswork4usa
During the Progressive Era of the 1890s through 1920s, members could gain the attention of muckraking journalists by holding investigative
hearings to expose corruption in business and government. 3/13 #Corruption #accountability #Congress #TheBigLie
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Senator Susan Collins: This is a bipartisanship test for Joe Biden. Chuck Schumer & Democrats used reconciliation to pass covid relief.

Jake Tapper: Republicans did it too for tax cuts for the rich

Collins: Well that was different.

Senator Susan Collins on the Capitol insurrection white supremacist terrorist attack: We Republicans don't want to become too much like the Democratic party which has been taken over by the Progressive left. We adhere to core principles. 🤯 #CNNSOTU #SusanCollins
Sen. Susan Collins gives a long fake ass response to the importance of leaders like Liz Cheney in the Republican party to stand up to Trump then refuses to say whether she voted for Joe Biden or Donald Trump in 2020. #CNNSOTU #Senate #ElectionResults
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There was some genius as well as some (deliberate?) cognitive dissonance in linking the wish that states have equal representation in Congress to the wish for a non-elected upper house to check the representative house. Those wishes are by no means naturally aligned. #Senate
Hamilton, for one, would have wished to get rid of the states altogether. He also wanted an unelected upper house.
In the Federalist, Madison can barely bring himself to discuss the equal suffrage of the Senate--yet he did want a body that could check the representative body.
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#EpicFail. We are not a #SovereignNation anymore. We are not a #Democracy anymore. #Insurrection will be repeated at every election, but they won't wait till then. This was just the rehearsal. #Republicans did this because they knew they could never get legit elected again. #Coup
Why don't you give the rest of those #CapitolPolice & your 400 intimidated staffers more medals? Lots of good that will do when someone comes to kill them! You sweep it under the rug. No wonder some police felt so betrayed they went home & killed themselves. They should all quit.
@LeaderMcConnell says "Prosecute him!" b/c that way, the full extent of #McConnell's involvement in the #coup will not be laid bare. Sure #ProsecuteTrump, that ought to be easy after #MAGATerrorists come back w/30K guns in May as they promised & #QAnonShaman is confirmed as #AG. Image
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Random thoughts on the farcical #impeachment #show #trial.

Where's #ChiefJustice #Roberts?

To clarify, the Senate is NOT required to employ the services of the Chief Justice in the conduct of an impeachment trial except when the President is on trial.
Excepting presidential impeachments of #Clinton and #Trump, the modern Senate has impeached through a process in which the matter tried in committee, rather than before the whole Senate, and then and submitted to the Senate for ultimate judgment by the entire body.
In fact, this method was used in the modern impeachments of federal judges @RepHastingsFL and #WalterNixon.
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