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1/6 #SeaTurtleTalks🐢Have you seen #seaturtles in the water? @iseaturtle is a #CitizenScience app that allows you to participate in #seaturtle research/conservation! Follow this🧵to learn more about this initiative with @icer182 @SeaTurtles_org @calhoun_marine & @PamelaPlotkin! A sea turtle swimming on th...
2/6 Since the 1990s, the number of sea turtles in Texas (🇺🇸) waters has increased significantly, but many aspects of their spatial distribution and ecology in the bays remain poorly understood🤔🐢🗺 This is a cartoon. The firs...
3/6 As🐢numbers increased all across #Texas bays, so did the interest of the local community in sea turtles and their conservation. In 2020, we launched @iseaturtle as a platform to encourage and involve citizens to contribute to #seaturtle science this is a screenshot of the...
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Thread 🧵 will contain #Redistricting Committee info, contacts, links & any schedules I find.

We must actively participate in Democracy if we want it to survive the pressures from those who teeter on the fringe of fascism.

Speak! Don't allow them to gerrymander your voice away!
National Conference of State Legislatures:… ImageImage
The Constitutional mandate to redraw electoral district lines follows the decennial Census, as we learn where we, the people, live.

Click on the map to view redistricting info for federal & state legislative districts in each state. Image
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As a gay man, the parallels between the early years of the AIDS epidemic and our current #COVID pandemic r many. Then, as now, there are hostile govs making the situation worse. Reagan never uttered the word AIDS until pressured by the death of his friend, Rock Hudson.
His administration was populated w/homophobes who were indifferent to gay men dying from a disease transmitted primarily thru sex. There was widespread public fear/hostility, too. Many hospitals isolated AIDS patients, even demeaning them as they died.
Most of all, there was so much public stigma directed at people w/HIV-AIDS. So much fear. So much ignorance. Gay men, the primary early victims, were left to suffer alone. Even now, those at risk from #COVID r mocked.…
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IMPORTANT (et explosif)
Le ministre de la Justice fédéral Garland annonce à l'instant que son département poursuit l'Etat du #Texas sur sa loi anti-#avortement. Conflit judiciaire mais aussi politique XXL- sur les pouvoirs respectifs de l'Etat fédéral et des Etats fédérés- en vue
2. La plainte du ministère fédéral de la Justice contre le #Texas est ici (#verbatim). L'argumentation est simple: tout d'abord la jurisprudence Casey de la Cour Suprême qui donne le droit à la femme de décider pour 1 IVG avant la viabilité du foetus...…
3...par ailleurs, le ministère de la Justice argue que par la délation privée mise en place pour sa loi anti-#avortement qui viole la garantie constitutionnelle du droit à l'IVG, le #Texas a délibérément construit 1 système d'évasion de responsabilité face à 1 examen judiciaire..
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#Texas allowing citizens to infringe on the constitutional rights of others, says US Attorney General Merrick Garland, announcing @TheJusticeDept civil action against the state for #SB8, calling it a violation of federal law.
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"This law is a violation of your rights" and the Biden administration will provide help as quickly as it can, replies @PressSec to questions on what is @WhiteHouse message to women in #Texas after #SB8 became law.
In response to @pwidakuswara question on evacuation flights, @PressSec says "we're not going to allow flights to land" in cases where it's unclear "who is on these planes."
Attempt by @pwidakuswara to follow up on her question is cut off by @PressSec who replies: "I think I've answered your question."
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L'effet de souffle prévisible de la décision de la #CourSuprême de ne pas bloquer la loi anti-#avortement au #Texas: la gouverneure conservatrice radicale du Dakota du Sud, Noem, lance 1 révision des lois locales sur le sujet et décrète les 1ères restrictions sur l'IVG.
2. La décision de la #CourSuprême de la semaine dernière, même si elle n'est pas définitive en droit car procédurale, a une valeur symbolique et politique inestimable pour les conservateurs sociaux quant à la mère de toutes les guerres culturelles, celle de l'#avortement...
3...pour la première fois depuis 50 ans, une majorité de 5 juges de la #CourSuprême laisse subsister sur 1 partie du territoire US 1 interdiction très élargie de l'#avortement et par là, indique qu'elle est prête à revenir sur sa jurisprudence de légalisation Roe/Casey...
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I moved to the U.S. in 2000. Over the past two decades, I have learned that many white Americans have a delusional amount of confidence in their government and its institutions.… #Texas #SCOTUS #AbortionBan
They are childishly naive in believing that institutions will save them from state power, which they think will work for rather than ever hurt them. That stubborn belief in U.S. exceptionalism undergirds the refusal to see the fascism that Trump brought.
Black, Indigenous, and people of colour have no such delusions. They do not expect institutions to protect them because they are so often hurt by those institutions.
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I don't usually do this! But men on my timeline are talking about #Texas and "saving infants from murder" and I just -

So, I do identify as pro-life in so far that:
1. I don't believe an abortion is on my list of ethical options if I were to ever get unexpectedly pregant.
2. I was raised in a homeschool family of six children who prayed rosaries outside Planned Parenthoods & attended Marches for Life.™️

So, like, I get it. I intimately understand the whole pro-life schtick from first principles to political realities.
& that inherited belief system is v deeply ingrained in my psyche! So have patience w/me because I'm speaking from a solid 2 decades of that.

But, fwiw, I don't think that emphasizing a fetus in the womb is *a person* is WRONG.

To believe otherwise is wishful thinking.
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Just surveyed ~400 pro remodelers. Top 4 themes: 1) Big remodels all the rage; 2) Many remodelers are booked until 2022+; 3) Product lead times & labor shortages still bad (see chart); 4) Homeowners fixing & staying put, not selling. Commentary from across country to follow…
#Texas remodeler: “I can’t grow with 20 week lead times on basic products. I started asking my suppliers what products are easiest to install. I don’t have enough labor to spend more time installing a touchless faucet than absolutely necessary.”
#Texas design-build firm: “My clients are essentially flipping their homes, but they aren’t selling. They want something fresh & new.”
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"My body, my choice, my life."…
Yesterday, a law banning abortions after 6 weeks of pregnancy went into effect in Texas after the Supreme Court took no action to stop it.
Both #HandmaidsTale — based on the popular novel about a totalitarian society that treats women's bodies as reproductive vessels and property — and #Texas were trending online, leading many to express their opinions about the state of our nation and its treatment toward women.
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Want the booksellers at AAR/SBL conference in San Antonio to move online due to #Texas record on #COVID, guns, or #abortion? Contact your top 5 presses, ask them to go virtual, and commit to buy some books. @AARWeb @SBLsite @GregAbbott_TX @TexasTribune @TexasMonthly @HoustonChron
Partial list:
Cambridge University Press 212 337 5000
Eerdmans 616-459-4591
Harvard University Press 617-495-2600
Oxford University Press 919-677-0977
Princeton University Press 609-258-4900
University of California Press (contact your area editor)…
University of Chicago Press 773-702-7700
University of Illinois Press 217-333-0950
University of North Carolina Press 919-966-3561
Yale University Press 203-432-0960
Zondervan 616-698-3514
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Want to cancel your @AARWeb hotel booking (or not make one at all) due to #Texas record on #COVID, guns, or #abortion? Call and let them know why you're not spending money in TX. Here is a list to help. @GregAbbott_TX @TexasTribune @TexasMonthly @HoustonChron
Best Western Alamo Suites 210-472-1002
Best Western Plus Sunset Suites-Riverwalk 210-223-4400
Crockett Hotel 210-225-6500
Days Inn San Antonio Alamo/Riverwalk 210-228-0901
Emily Morgan Hotel 210-225-5100
Grand Hyatt San Antonio 210-224-1234
Hampton Inn San Antonio Downtown 210-225-8500
Hilton Palacio Del Rio 210-222-1400
Historic Menger Hotel 210-223-4361
Holiday Inn San Antonio-Riverwalk 210-224-2500
Homewood Suites by Hilton Riverwalk 210-222-1515
Hotel Contessa 210-229-9222
Hotel Gibbs 210-933-2000
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Not a ruling on the merits. The #Texas #abortion providers had sought an injunction in the district court. The district court was set to hold a hearing on their request but the 5th circuit suspended the hearing until it could decide whether to hear an appeal on procedural issues.
The providers filed an emergency application with #SCOTUS requesting an injunction until these issues are resolved. The Court 5-4 (the 3 liberals + the chief dissenting) declined to intervene. So there's been no ruling on #SB8 one way or the other, but...
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Ce n'était donc pas 1 "simple" refus de sratuer. Les 5 juges les plus conservateurs de la #CourSuprême dont les 3 installés par #Trump décident de laisser s'appliquer la loi anti-#avortement du #Texas. Le droit US à l'IVG pour toutes est en péril.…
2. Le plus subtil: la majorité conservatrice de la #CourSuprême ne juge pas au fond de la constitutionnalité de la loi anti-#avortement du #Texas mais la laisse s'appliquer car la plainte présentée ne vise pas ceux qui exécuteront la dans l'…
3. Comme l'écrivait la magistrale @maryrziegler hier, le #Texas, a construit 1 loi qui fait des citoyens les "vigilants" chargés de surveiller l'application de la loi en dénonçant à la justice ceux pratiquant l'#avortement après le 1er battement foetal...…
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With all the news about Texas, Roe vs. Wade, Planned Parenthood, and our United States of Gilead — I’m reposting an autobiographical article I hated writing.

How terrorism works, from ISIS to the abortion wars.…
Full disclosure: this article is emotionally heavy. Very heavy.

I was related to Dr. George Tiller by marriage, and had other family who support Army of God - domestic terrorism over abortion was my childhood.

#Texas #Gilead
Texas was able to pass those abortion restrictions - and Roe v. Wade is in peril right now - because terrorism already won.

My uncle’s clinic was bombed when I was 5.
I was 27 when they finally assassinated him.

Bullets paved the way for the ballot path to Gilead.
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Women in #Texas: if you need an abortion - I will help you find a safe way to do so. #HandsOffOurBodies #AbortionIsHealthcare
We are going to create an underground movement to help women in Texas get the healthcare they need. I promise you that. #AbortionIsHealthcare #Maddow
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Thursday's #Coronavirus megathread starts here with the best #Covid19 global analysis and round up available on Twitter.

First a little quiz, answer in the next Tweet:
Do you know which country has had the most recorded cases of Covid19 as a percentage of population?
So I hope there was no cheating... I'll leave some blank lines here too in case some later viewers don't want the answer just yet...
So the nation with more #Covid19 cases than any other based on population is highly vaccinated #Seychelles at more than 20% infected.
Today I spent quite a long time being filmed/interviewed by @bbcturkce about #Covid19 and #Turkey. Not sure how much they will use, let's see.

Coincidentally the cameraman Efe, just happened to be in Kyiv as one of those using Ukraine for a 10 day stop off to avoid hotel prison!
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Warum die religiöse Einstellung in der Politik dann doch relevant sein kann, zeigt das #AntiAbtreinungsgesetz in #Texas.

Hier wird von religiösen Fanatikern in der Politik und der Justiz ein fragwürdiges Gesetz erlassen und dann umgesetzt.
Ab der 6. Woche sind Abtreibungen in Texas illegal. Was eigentlich gegen nationales Recht verstößt.

Da sich in den Gesetz aber auf den zu hörenden Herzschlag ab der 6. Woche bezieht, fühlen sich nun texanische Richter dazu verpflichtet dieses Gesetz durchzusetzen. 🤷‍♂️
Gleichzeitig wird es jedem Amerikaner und jeder Organisation ermöglicht, in Texas gegen Unterstützer von Abtreibungen zu klagen.

Der texanische Staat ermutigt sogar zu klagen und setzt finanzielle Anreize.
Neben einer Prämie von 10.000$ pro gewonnener Klage, bekommt der
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If you think eliminating Abortion is the only end goal of these zealots and fanatical religious nuts slowly losing power and thrusting towards patriarchal theocracy, you haven't been paying attention. This is just the beginning. #abortion #texas #SCOTUS /1
/2 Christian Nationalists are well organized, well funded, have broad and deep roots in government at national and local level, and plan long term and they are having success Project Blitz; Jan. 6 insurrection (numerous groups and symbols there seen next)
/3 And although trump was about as non-religious as it gets, the Christian Nationalists knew they could use him to promote their agenda... Judges at all levels for example, but more importantly a continued deep intertwining of religion and government…
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A reminder that the so-called “religious right” and their anti-abortion fight is rooted in white supremacist patriarchy bc they lost the segregation battle.

And if you think what’s been happening in #Texas is just about Texas, you’re not listening.…
There is an end run happening on our rights and autonomy and the GOP wants you think it’s about mask mandates.

Tell me how much you actually care about children if you send them off to school maskless????
The culture wars they’re waging are all about riling up their base and distracting us.

How many news channels-liberal ones included-spent long segments on Madison’s ”political prisoners” comments about the Jan 6 terrorists, and little to none on the TX abortion ban?
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La loi du #Texas interdisant l'#avortement au 1er battement de coeur foetal détecté- donc possiblement après 6 semaines de grossesse- vient d'entrer en vigueur. Car la #CourSuprême a refusé de bloquer en urgence cette loi validée par la cour d'appel du 5e circuit.
2. Le refus successif de la cour d'appel du 5e circuit puis de la Cour Suprême de bloquer l'application de cette loi du #Texas démontre 1 réinterprétation en cours par les juges conservateurs de la jurisprudence Roe/Casey légalisant l'avortement sur tout le territoire. Jusqu'où?
3. Probablement jusqu'à ce que la #CourSuprême redéfinisse sa jurisprudence sur l'#avortement, qui s'imposera ensuite à tous les tribunaux fédéraux, dans le prochain arrêt Dobbs. Lire et suivre la grande @maryrziegler sur ce point👇
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"When SB1 becomes law, we will breathe a sigh of relief that Texas elections — where voter fraud makes up a menacing .000185 percent of votes cast — will finally be deemed safe for the purposes of Republican campaign speeches"

#Texas #VoterSuppression…
"While five states conduct entire elections by mail, a county official in Texas who so much as mails residents applications to vote by mail, with instructions on determining whether they’re eligible, can now be charged with a state jail felony."

"Partisan poll watchers, with a history of harassing ... people of color, will have “free movement” within a polling place, although they must stop short of accompanying us into the voting booth. If they feel a poll worker has blocked their view, they can pursue criminal charges"
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Pls #PLEDGE to encourage #RESCUE

Beautiful 3yr Tortie girl. Her 4 #Kittens have been ADOPTED but poor OPPOSSUM has been overlooked & needs a #Hero pls!

OPPOSSUM #A576920…

Harris County Pets Resource Center
612 Canino Rd. Houston, TX 77076
Monday-Friday 1pm-5:30pm, Saturday-Sunday 11am-3:30pm
Please use the animal’s six-digit ID number when calling the shelter.
Please #Pledge If you can to help OPPOSSUM #A576920, she doesn't have many.. It maybe her only chance to encourage a #Rescue.
Thank you🤗
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