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A special #SpiritDay2018 #tbt: The Millennium March on Washington, starting with a picture of me and the great Donna Red Wing, who died in April and remains one of the kindest, smartest souls that I’ve had the pleasure to meet in the LGBT movement over the past decades.
The march itself was unlike anything I ever experienced at that point. So many queer people and their allies — from all over the country and world even — together overtaking the Mall. (And really, the whole city that week.)
At the march, Dennis and Judy Shepard, who remain among the most compassionate people I’ve met in my time on this planet, spoke. It was at another event that weekend that I first spoke with them, a moving moment that stays with me still.
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(Jan '17) @edgeofsports on "Understanding Jim Brown’s Ugly Support of Donald Trump" thenation.com/article/unders…
"[A]s disturbing as Jim Brown’s stance is, it’s not actually all that surprising if you look at his political history. In the 1950s and 1960s, Jim Brown was not a fan of Dr. King’s civil-rights movement. In that sense, he’s been at odds with John Lewis for over 50 years." #tbt
Also worth re-reading this important essay from July '16 by @DianaMoskovitz: "Jim Brown Did Great Things; He Also Beat Women" deadspin.com/jim-brown-did-…
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#TBT to this past Tuesday's version of @JeffFlake, who said, "It does no good to have an [FBI] investigation that just gives us more cover, for example. We actually need to find out what we can find out." Will he reappear tomorrow? on.mktw.net/2Rj9O8n
"[A] lot of new reporting has now emerged that starkly illustrates just how much about the new allegations was not investigated by the FBI [as a] result of restrictions the White House placed on the probe."
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OK, I did this. The best part about this, I realized, is that I have been sober long enough that I was sober during all of the years of this meme. #tbt
There wasn’t a picture to choose from where I was drinking or hungover. And this goes back SEVEN YEARS! That’s wild to me, still, and just makes me so grateful that I found this path to sobriety.
I am, however, still an alcoholic. And have my bipolar disorder to deal with on top of it. Those will always be a part of me. And they’ll make emotionally draining weeks like this tough.
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#TBT did you know @SenGillibrand speaks fluent Mandarin and has a Chinese name It’s Lu Tianna! Anyway she always says she had no idea about Dads work with #NXIVM but isn’t it wild she visited the Dalai Lama’s House in India the exact same year he was paid $1mil by them? #MeToo
Her speaking fluent Chinese must’ve been very helpful when she was @HillaryClinton aide (?) assistant (?) who knows.
blogs.mcclatchydc.com/china/2009/01/
How do you not know what Daddy is doing when he’s the one that helped you raise so much money? Other people in the family have also spoken out but somehow her denial was suffice? Nah Lu Tianna knew all about #NXIVM maybe that’s the name she used🤷🏼‍♀️
artvoice.com/2018/04/05/gil…
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late to #TBT but wanted to throw abt 12 months back to the inaugural @realDonaldTrump speech to the @UN GA 1) "Rogue regimes represented in this body not only support terrorists but threaten other nations and their own people with the most destructive weapons known to humanity."
2) That "rogue regime" is still represented @UN . is still sanctioned by @UN , Russia and China are still helping that rogue regime violate sanctions, and they STILL have the most destructive weapons known to humanity BUT
3) Am guessing this section in the @POTUS UNGA speech will focus on a currently non-nuclear power, Iran, instead of the rogue-ish of them all - Lil Kim.
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Kavanaugh accuser offers testimony next week - but not on Monday as GOP had scheduled jamiedupree.blog.ajc.com/2018/09/20/wit…
Spokesman for Sen Charles Grassley R-IA says there have been talks, but no announcement on testimony by Ford; "will consult with his colleagues"
For those who were not around in 1991, Clarence Thomas testified first, then Anita Hill, then Thomas was brought back for more questions.
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To inspire the next generation of #WomenInSTEM, we're highlighting Energy Department staff who have gone on to do big things.

THEN: Alice Caponiti, age 7, with her dog Heidi.
NOW: Alice, our Director for Advanced Reactor Technologies, with @MarsCuriosity! #SheCanSTEM #STEMRising
THEN: Anne White in elementary school.
NOW: Today, she's the Assistant Secretary for the Energy Department's Office of Environmental Management. go.usa.gov/xPC8w

#SheCanSTEM #STEMRising
THEN: Sunita Satyapal, 16, conducting an experiment.

NOW: Today, Sunita is the Director of the Energy Department's Fuel Cell Technologies Office. go.usa.gov/xPCEZ

#SheCanSTEM #STEMRising
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A few people have asked me about the pan-African Saturday school I went to, the particular one I went to has closed down and the movement in general is probably not as strong as when I grew up, however the tradition of supplementary community self education is alive and well see
Nigerian Schools Foundation UK: nsf.community
National Association Of Black Supplementary Schools: nabss.org.uk
Community School Hackney acschool.org.uk/about.html
EYLA: eyla.org.uk
WYLA: wylauk.com/about
Oh and how could I forget the Manhood Academy manhoodacademy.co.uk
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001/ [article content in this tweet series 001-180 reproduced with permission from Martin Howe QC of Lawyers for Britain @lawyers4britain]
#quote "Leaving the EU on WTO terms: pulling down the barriers to world trade
Introduction: why prices will FALL after Brexit, not rise" /002
002/ #quote "Over the past couple of weeks, the media have been full of lurid scare stories about what will happen if the UK leaves the EU on WTO terms, because negotiations with the EU do not result in a withdrawal agreement." /003
#tariffs #NoDeal #Brexit #WTO #ProjectFear #shortages #food #medicines
003/ #quote "One of the most ridiculous and UNJUSTIFIED of these absurd scare stories is that it will lead to higher prices, and even shortages, of foods and medicines." /004
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this fabricated Salena Zito quote could have been "crafted" and "massaged" a bit better tbh
nypost.com/2018/08/22/why…
townhall.com/columnists/sal…
should be easy to find the tape of the interview
she liked the real guy's quote so much she recycled the exact language for the guy she made up for her kicker
nypost.com/2018/06/16/the…
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#TBT me and my sisters in 1979, the last year before Reagan, when we still regularly enforced antitrust laws, when there were less than one 10th the number of people incarcerated now in the US. Let's turn Reagan's agenda upside down.
Sorry must be clear: the 1/10th number is people in jails and prisons for drug related crimes. The overall number was about 1/4th what it is now, taking population into account.
The point is not sentimentality but that we do not need to accept the status quo in incarceration, antitrust, or hundreds of other areas.
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For #TBT I am going to Tweet my old @guardianscience Political Science (RIP) columns.
Here is the first one from 2013
➡️Letter from America: a memo to chief scientific adviser Sir Mark Walport theguardian.com/science/politi…
#TBT with @jameswilsdon also 2013
➡️Why Monbiot's attack on Walport misses the mark theguardian.com/science/politi…
#TBT Another from 2013, though I could dust it off for 2018 it seems
➡️Have the climate sceptics really won? theguardian.com/science/politi…
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#TBT Last year today, I was leaving a certain company. I was grateful for the opportunity and the experience I gained. I still am.

I came home and the first thing I did was open my text editor and write the title: "I was fired by a Machine"
1/16
I closed my laptop and went to celebrate. I had to right away because the very next day, I was to start full time at the company I cofounded. After our techcrunch stunt a few month earlier, Renly had received its first seed funding
2/16
I worked on my startup everyday and forgot all about the story until out of the blue, my old recruiter contacted me to see how I was doing. In that conversation, we remembered the old days and laughed about that weird experience...
3/16
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#TBT 2013 Twitter 😂 .that catfish
Msee @jayteemuro 2012 ulikua juu ya ma dawa 😂😂😂😂😂
Nyamba kabisa
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Speaking of next week's SCOTUS decisions, Trump fanboy Neil Gorsuch's role will likely be pivotal. What was it that Gorsuch found "magnificent" in Trump's first address to Congress? His false statements in support of the #MuslimBan? #Throwback —>
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#TBT to July 2016, when we first pointed out on @WillieGeist’s #SundayTODAY that the border crisis Trump wants everyone to believe is happening doesn’t actually exist.

Not even close.
Another #TBT — to February of 2017 — when we explained how a wall won’t even stop drugs from “pouring” across the border, as Trump likes to say.

They’re coming through legal ports of entry — places *surrounded* by walls.
And while Trump is obsessed with migrants coming to the US through our southern border, the largest number of people coming here illegally are flying — from Asia.
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“I got that sunshine in my pocket
Got that good soul in my feet” 🎼💃

We legit brought #Maiduguri to #Lagos 😍🙏
To my friend and team lead, DM...you are amazing. You don’t have a digital footprint and i adore you for that. All you try to do is the job. Maybe one day, you will see this. Maybe...❤️
Pics not clear but they are sooo us. Decision making on the go...#girlpower💪🏾
“They put their sunshine in our pockets and the good soul in our feet” 😆❤️
sorry oh fellow Timberlakians 🙈
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BREAKING: A GOP Hill staffer just told me she was instructed today to keep her distance from Devin Nunes, his staff and the GOP House Intel Cmte staff, because it looks like they are targets "of multiple ongoing investigations by Special Counsel Mueller's office/FBI and the DoJ."
In February, GOP Rep Tom Rooney said that the entire Republican staff at the House Intelligence Committee is under investigation by the House Ethics Committee, even including “the woman up front that answers the phone,” for alleged leaks. #TBT #RemoveNunes
motherjones.com/kevin-drum/201…
GOP Rep. Devin Nunes is under investigation for violating campaign finance laws. The Federal Election Commission is accusing Nunes of taking more money from individual donors than is allowed under election law. It’s pretty clear he broke the law. google.com/amp/s/amp.busi…
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Tipe-tipe konten instastory zaman kiwari

1. Ibu muda bersama anaknya
2. Mbak-mbak kantoran bersama kopi, ngafe, dan TGIFnya
3. Mz-mz gym bersama workoutnya
4. Dedek-dedek bersama quotes gemaznya
5. Sobat-sobat postgrad student bersama setumpuk assignmentnya
6. Sobat berbakat bersama suara emas dan genjrengan gitarnya
7. Sobat galau bersama curhatannya di close friends
8. Pet enthusiast bersama haiwan-haiwan luvlynya
9. Sobat nonton bersama cuplikan film/ serial favoritnya
10. Bucin bersama pacarnya yang keseringan nunduk liat hp
11. Mz-Mz/ Mb-Mb kantoran bersama kemacetan ibukota yang jahanam betul
12. Sobat traveler bersama itinerarynya yang asyik
13. Sobat bookworm bersama sebuah paragraf epik yang dihighlights
14. Sobat konser yang ikutan nyanyi tapi apa daya volume suaranya ngalahin penyanyi aslinya
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On three occasions in my short life, I have been mistaken for a commercial sex worker.

Back then I had almost no interaction with prostitutes and no respect for them. That has changed - story for another day.

Back to my tale of #WhatDoIDoForALiving
Hang on tight. Let's go dia!
The first time, I was standing on curb of a major road in Enugu, waiting a bus or cab. I'd only been there for a few minutes, when a Volvo sedan came trundling.

I flagged it down and the driver slowed to a stop. I was quite pleased to find the car unoccupied.
This meant that I got the choice of seats; I gleefully chose the front passenger seat.

That evening, my slender frame was dressed in a yellow Lycra blouse and a knee-length, black, pencil skirt; two of the presentable pieces from my meagre wardrobe.

Yup, that's #tbt me 👇🏾
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Gather around everyone...it’s time for some very TRUE short stories morphed into a unbelievably one in the end.
I’ve grown up in a very mixed family and being a proud biracial kid.
But, let’s rewind to a lifetime ago where I wasn’t comfortable or was constantly questioned about “what are you”...
Just like any character in their story. I’ve had my own twist and turns in my life.

However, my experiences that always stood out always seem to involve my family.
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Finished reading through superseding Mueller Indictment on Manafort and Gates. Here’s my take: #theRESISTance #TrumpRussia
This one paragraph is a culmination of #TrumpRussia starting with Manafort’s allegiance to Russia #ElectionHacking for Yanukovych; the irony that Ukraine had an “Orange Revolution” and Manafort renting property in Trump Tower for years. Roger Stone where you at?
More on Manafort’s experience in #ElectionHacking and capabilities that together paint a picture Tony Soprano couldn’t paint:
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