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If you're interested in abortion numbers post-Dobbs, this thread is for you 🧵
(I'm going to reference some sources, which I'll hyperlink at the bottom of the thread, FYI)
In February I compiled a bunch of data from sources including Texas Health & Human Services, Texas Policy Evaluation Project, the Journal of the American Medical Association, & the US Census Bureau in order to figure out what abortions in Texas looked like post-Dobbs.
Since virtually all the abortion clinics in TX shut down, the obvious question for many would be, "What abortions? It's illegal now. Right?"


I was looking specifically for data on out-of-state abortions and mail-order abortions, and what the data suggested was tragic.
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‘There is no evidence that the #Azovstal steel plant in #Mariupol hides a "#bio #laboratory" and a #NATO base’

#russian #disinformation #biolabs #Ukraine Image
“First, #Ukraine it is not currently a member country of #NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, an international organization for defense cooperation) and on its territory they are not here therefore NATO #military #bases.
Furthermore, there are no independent sources able to confirm the existence of a base in the basement of the #Azovstal steel plant.”
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“How the #myth of #biolaboratories was born and how it spread in #Ukraine

#russian #disinformation #biolabs #Ukraine Image
‘Since the early hours, the #Russian #invasion of #Ukraine has spawned a staggering amount of #conspiracy theories. Some point to completely denying the very existence of conflict, arguing that the #dead and #wounded are actually “#actors”;
others try to raise concerns about specific events, such as the #bombing of the #Mariupol #hospital or the #Bucha #massacre; and still others perform a #propaganda function, above all that of the phantom #Ukrainian "#biolaboratories", one of the best known and most widespread.’
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🧵1/13 I'd like to make a few remarks about negotiations and future relations with #Putin's #Russia. There is a wealth of literature on the nature of States, on their "aggressiveness”. Because States are human constructs, it's natural that they emulate human behaviour, meaning...
2/13 Our propensity to expansion & #supremacy. Which is, also, the reason why we have gradually given ourselves rules of international #law that govern coexistence and contribute to the creation of the Global order. On a smaller scale, this is what takes on at a domestic level...
3/13 with Constitutions, which, as the name implies, "constitute" #States and outline the framework of society. Similarly, there is an "imprinting" mechanism with the "consuetudes", which imply, in a nutshell, the concept normalisation. And normalisation invariably involves...
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[1/9] Starker Post zum Thema @FlareNetworks #API-Portal! 💪

Die Schnittstelle schlechthin um z.B. über #HTTP-#GET (+#POST) Anfragen, Zustände (#States) der angefragten #Blockchains (+#DLTs) zu erhalten

Mein praktisches Beispiel für die Zukunft: Ein 🧵
[2/9] Für alle die meine Zusammenfassung zur #FlareNetworks x #GoogleCloudTech (#GCP) Partnerschaft verpasst hatten, hier der Deepdive:

[3/9] Ich pflege derzeit für ein Portfolio von Assets (#Cash, #Immobilien, #Aktien, #Edelmetalle und #Krypto) eine selbstgebastelte Excel, die mir per API, je nach Wunsch, aktualisierte Zahlen liefert 💪 Types of Investments: Stock...
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"States at war generally adopt interventionist economic policies to mobilize resources and manpower. #Ukraine hasn’t followed suit, instead pursuing dogmatic free-marketeer measures that suit #Western creditors more than its own population."…
"Generally, #states at #war tend to nationalize key sectors of the economy to maximize armaments production and stabilize the civilian economy, both to prevent chaos in the rear and feed the army. Strangely, this has not taken place in #Ukraine"
"The idea that “#corruption” is the greatest barrier to development is a fiction used to justify trade #liberalization in which the stronger #Western capitalists inevitably win, to the detriment of the Ukrainian economy."
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"The emergence of #government as organized #violence-cum-#robbery"
SFI Seminar by @CoenTeulings (@UniUtrecht)

Video link:

Follow this 🧵 for highlights + slides! Image
"What's the motivation of this paper? We've seen in most of these locations that there was an #emergence of some form of hierarchical #government [correlated with] a monopoly of #violence and increased #inequality [and] most people lost."

- @CoenTeulings (@UniUtrecht) ImageImageImageImage
Citing work led by SFI's Tim Kohler in 2017 showing the increase in #inequality (as measured by #GINIcoefficient) as society evolves greater political #scale and more complex/abstract means of production: Image
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These people are going to censor all speech? Will these people determine who the domestic terrorists' are? Image
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🇦🇫 ⚡🌐 The #Taliban have not yet met the conditions for recognition of their #government, the #US Special Representative for #Afghanistan Tom West said in an interview with the #Afghan 1TV channel. Image
He stressed that the #UnitedStates is not ready to resume the work of the embassy in #Afghanistan, but will continue to interact with the #Taliban in order to protect #American interests.
At the same time, he noted that the #Taliban are serious about fulfilling the terms of the #Doha agreement regarding the prevention of the use of the #territory of #Afghanistan against the #UnitedStates and its #allies.
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The state legislature has vehemently opposed efforts to legalize online sports betting and casino gaming, however, casinos in states where mobile betting is permitted see massive traffic as a result. In other #states , such activities are in the process of being legalized… or are still being debated upon. That alone is a clear indication that the online gaming landscape is changing. Most players outside of the United States play at offshore casinos…
What are companies in pursuit of?

There are both regional and global players in the United States gambling market. As players expand their presence in the country, they are focusing on mergers
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Let’s revisit the Lincoln lies

A ) we are One People

B) Thomas Jefferson was meant to be interpreted literally at the Founding when he said “all men are created equal”


One People

We are NOT One People : never were, never have been

We are 50 Sovereign Nations held together via a compact


- TJ was meant to be interpreted literally AT THE FOUNDING when he said “all men are created equal”

The key here is “AT THE FOUNDING”

AL and the North were just as racist as the South... AL did not believe this and did not fight for this..

He made this up as the war went
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Context on why Centre finally heeds #SupremeCourt (after being questioned over its irrational policy) & the Opposition on centralised procurement of the vaccines: No. of people with 2 doses as a % of population is just 3.3% (See live tracker in (1/n)
The supply from the Centre to the States was around 24.6 crores and the utilisation was around 23.11 crores (including wastage) which is roughly 93.94% of supply. Essentially States used nearly all of the Centre's supply (2/n)
Several #States raised global tenders to get procure vaccines from abroad. So far (IIRC), not a single vaccine manufacturer abroad has agreed to sell to #States. (3/n)
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Today, my #book

“The Treaty Prohibiting #NuclearWeapons: how it was achieved and why it matters”

is published by @routledgebooks, written during my 2019-20 sabbatical @KingsCollegeLon

➡️ more information see
#nuclearban #TPNW #HINW
2) I am very proud of and grateful that my book on #TPNW has received such great endorsements from
Mohamed @ElBaradei, Angela Kane @kaneview, Desmond Browne, @JodyWilliams97, Ramesh Thakur, Bill @PotterCNS and @DarylGKimball
The book presents the history of the #HumanitarianInitiative & the process leading to #TPNW from 2010-17.
Having been centrally involved in this process, it is a first-hand account of how the extraordinary cooperation of #states & #civilsociety made the #TPNW happen @nuclearban
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The daily new cases count is still above 4 lakhs, at 401,343 yesterday 7 May.
Meanwhile, the vaccination drive sputters on fitfully. It seems to bear an inverse relationship to the spread of the virus.
The Ministry of Health, @MoHFW, seems more concerned with defending the Govt agaibnst criticism. Every day it boasts about how many doses of vaccine it has given to the states "free of cost" See this from today's Press Release.
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A government that rushes to take credit for every small thing is today desperately trying to shift blame for its mismanagement to states. This while it has retained control on #vaccines & #oxygen. Not that states have zero responsibility, but this is largely the Centre's doing.
Troll factories are pushing the narrative that #PrimeMinister #NarendraModi can't be blamed while he was busy holding super spreader election rallies when he should have taken charge of the situation. So expect an all out attack from the IT Cell. Accountability anyone? #2ndWave
#States too should have been better prepared. But with #vaccinationpolicy and #oxygenallocation out of their control, they could do little except prepare for the worst with whatever resources they had at their disposal. Some states did take steps and thank god for that. #Pandemic
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#Centre says we allocated oxygen plants to states but #states did nothing.

Here is the #truth.

Order clearly states that the procurement will be done by the Central Medical Supply Store, an autonomous body under the MOFH.

We need to see if CMSS actually procured these units.
Order also states that hospitals where these plants were to be installed were identified in consultation with state governments and union territories. It’s clear that the states have a go ahead. So what happened after that? Were allocated funds disbursed? Did procurement happen?
Who delayed procurement, construction and installation of #oxygen plants? At what level did the delay take place. It’s says locations were identified in consultation with states. What happened after that is key. If the #Centre or a #CentralBody was in charge, who delayed it?
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Sir, with ref to your very much needed sensitive response, in ordinariness of #ordinarypeople & with commonsense of
#commonman, may we submit as follows:
1.Instead of experimenting with #3FarmActs for 1-2 yrs, why not keep those in abeyance for 2yrs?
2. Ask #40AssnsofFarmers>>
>> to submit their #ProposedDraft keeping following in view:
a. #Reforms inter-alia shifting from existing agriculture pattern in #Punjab #Haryana etc to...
b."Cost + theory" & feasibility of #MSP for all crops
c. Is uniform #FarmActs possible for all #States
3.Likewise #GOI >>
>>needs to appreciate that instead of "experimenting" for
1-2 yrs which if results in #irreversible & #irrevocable DAMAGES will be creating more
#TrustDeficit, it will be better to keeping #3FarmActs in #Abeyance to hv #LevelPlayingField to make needful decisions cordially!>>
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How #American #Elections Work: A Thread👇

The #TrumpCampaign and its allies have filed #lawsuits to try to block some key states from certifying #Election2020results results that show #Democrat @JoeBiden defeating President @realDonaldTrump.
After #ElectionNight , certifying the #results is a step #states take so that winners can be officially #confirmed. The @AP and other #media outlets on Saturday declared @JoeBiden the #WINNER of the #PresidentialElection2020
after analyses concluded that @RealdonqldTrump couldn’t gain enough votes from remaining ballots to surpass @JoeBiden.
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@d9monti @shannonrwatts I think #Democrats are misunderstanding (and underestimating) the #GOP/#Trump play here.

They are *NOT* trying to win these frivolous lawsuits!

What they *ARE* trying to do is:

1. Delay #vote certifications; and/or,
2. Keep multiple lawsuits alive in various #states.

@d9monti @shannonrwatts Thus allowing #GOP controlled legislatures to declare that b/c the #election results are disputed (see: lawsuits) they have no option but to "reluctantly" exercise their #Constitutional duty under Article II Section 1 Clauses 2 thereof & appoint their own #electors!


@d9monti @shannonrwatts State legislatures #GOP controls:

1. #Arizona (11 Electoral Votes)
2. #Georgia (16 Electoral Votes)
3. #Wisconsin (10 Electoral Votes)
4. #Michigan (16 Electoral Votes)
5. #Pennsylvania (20 Electoral Votes)

= 73 Electoral Votes #GOP legislatures will try to flip to #Trump.

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We need to talk about just how corrupt we've allowed #democracy in #America to become, to the point it isn't democracy in many respects. And we need to stop #partisan squabbling and get to fixing it before we end up a one-party state, like #China. Thread👇
In 2019, writing the decision for Common Cause v. Rucho, Chief Justice Roberts closed off the federal courts as an avenue for addressing partisan #gerrymandering, instead telling citizens to propose state constitutional amendments.
In many states, with statehouses #gerrymandered beyond reach of the people, or otherwise beholden to special interests, these citizen-amendments are the only avenue left for addressing #democracy reform and other policy concerns.
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Fiscal marksmanship is a problem that plagues the #budgeting process at all level of government, from #Centre to #state governments. Attention is however still focused on the #Centre, despite #states now accounting for one and a half times the spending of the #Centre. (1/n)
This @IDFCinstitute working paper on fiscal marksmanship by @SharmadhaS and @PrakharMisra analyses the revenue #budgets of 28 #states of 15 years to analyse why state #budget estimates often miss the actuals on the various components of their total revenues. (2/n)
Fiscal marksmanship is a structural issue cutting across all #states, whether rich or poor. A rich state like #Kerala overestimated its total revenue in all 15 years but so did #Assam in 14 out of 15 years by an average of a massive 18.18%. (3/n) Image
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In developed #countries, #government policies to restrict private behavior in response to #COVID-19 have had no effect in reducing #deaths at all. Excess all-cause mortality is actually associated, though insignificantly, with increasing restrictiveness.
In developed #countries, #deaths caused by #COVID-19 have had no — zero – correlation with #government policies of increasing restrictiveness such as #lockdowns.
Given the statistical #evidence, it is reasonable to infer, in the absence of contrary statistical evidence, that increasing restrictiveness does not decrease mortality. Any assumption or assertion that it does is not following the #science – and #ScienceMatters.
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