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MONGERING, and spreading #INTOLERANCE. ENOUGH! ENOUGH OF YOUR TALK OF ILLEGAL INVASION OR EQUATING ALL MUSLIMS WITH TERRORISTS. ENOUGH WATCH THE MASSACRE OF #NewZealandMosqueShooting. Some seemed to play dead, he returned to shoot them up mercilessly. He riddled them with
bullets OVER AND OVER. YOU MONSTERS SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR YOUR WORDS! #WORDSMATTER. Read his f*kng HATE MANIFESTO. YOUR F*KNG WORDS MATTER YOU EVIL PEOPLE!

scribd.com/document/40194…

Every single decent media outlet, journalist should HOLD YOU ACCOUNTABLE FOR YOUR WORDS!
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Our preprint of Mammalia-wide evolution -- announcing a new tree of life for 5911 species based on a single DNA matrix and fossil node- and tip-dating. We show how ecology (vagility, latitude, diurnality) best explains living diversity & speciation rates. doi.org/10.1101/504803
2/ Bayesian posterior sets of 10,000 trees are built using a 'backbone-and-patch' framework and 31-gene supermatrix of 4098 species (70% of total). This approach gives realistic uncertainty in branch lengths and topology for comparative analyses of mammalian evolutionary rates.
3/ We show that rates of species diversification vary through time: 1) tree wide, with an uptick in lineage turnover near the K-Pg boundary matching that seen in mammal fossils; 2) among lineages, with 24 major rate shifts detected across the tree; and 3) within clades (rodents!)
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All eyes are on the #TrumpShutdown but I need to get this off my chest:

It is appalling that @SteveKingIA, a white supremacist who is becoming increasingly brazen across the world about his white supremacy, can remain a Member of Congress in good standing with his caucus. /1
Steve King--who endorses #immigration restrictions and workplace discrimination against Muslims, believes that POC represent the end of Western civilization--is the CHAIRMAN of the Subcommittee on the CONSTITUTION and Civil Justice of the House Judiciary Committee. /2
When Republicans were last in the Minority, from 2007-2010, Steve King was the Ranking Member of the Immigration Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee--effectively the party's official, leading spokesperson on the issue. /3
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Many have seen @SteveKingIA's viral meltdown.

King continued, made the rounds of local TV, calling comparisons with the #TreeOfLife shooter "insane, denying @washingtonpost reporting about collaborating with anti semitic websites, and defending the anti-Semitic FPO.

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As the more complex aspects of the story break into TV especially, the mounting, well-documented evidence is presented as one side, and King's lies, avoidance, and anger is the other, with little clarity or context for audiences who haven't been reading the @washingtonpost.
I understand the limitations of TV, and I think most journalists are doing a great job with a very crowded election season and a lot of news to cover.

But this story is bigger than the election and it's important that @SteveKingIA's lies are not propagated unchallenged.
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In response to antisemitic white nationalist attack, Vice President Mike Pence opens campaign event with a Christian Rabbi.
He begins by promoting that people in power are ordained by Jesus to wield power.
Then, rather than praying for the victims and survivors of the Pittsburgh synagogue attack, Mike Pence's Christian Rabbi prays --by name-- for each Republican candidate on a list given to him.
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Seeing the names and especially ages of those killed at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh was heartbreaking but sadly not surprising. Jewish elders are the center of many of our spiritual communities.
At my own synagogue I’m often struck at how welcoming and kind the elders in my community are, having basically “adopted” me. In fact one of the things I love most about my shul is learning from people who could be my parents or grandparents.
There is something so beautiful and powerful to sharing culture and knowledge across Jewish generations, it often feels like a form of resistance to the kind of hate that cut these people down so cruelly.
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Reflecting back on what @naunihalpublic wrote soon after the 2012 terrorist attack on the Sikh gurdwara in #OakCreek—about "our inability to understand this attack as an assault upon the American dream and therefore a threat to us all." newyorker.com/news/news-desk…
That construction of #OakCreek—as a tragedy for the Sikh and South Asian communities, not an American tragedy affecting us all—contributed to its quickly receding from public view, and to the underlying societal problems that the attack revealed going largely unconfronted. 2/
It's eerie and disturbing to go back and read @naunihalpublic describing this as it was happening in Aug 2012, in real time: "A week later, post-Paul Ryan, Oak Creek has largely receded from public consciousness, along with the important policy issues it raises." 3/
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Nazis on DailyStormer not happy with the #synagogueshooting #TreeofLife :
"Welp.
This is really, really not good news.
Unless it’s Moslems."

They're hoping it isn't a "white guy" but it is.
Nazis respond on DailyStormer: "Please Jesus Christ let it be Moslems."
DailyStorm Nazis worried how this will affect their efforts to elect white supremacist friendly candidates in #Midterms2018
#SynagogueShooting #TreeofLife #PittsburghSynagogueShooting
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Multiple fatalities and additional casualties amid an active shooter situation in or near Pittsburgh's Tree of Life synagogue. pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2018/10/27/hea…
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Non loin de Montpellier, une femme à l'air mystérieux attend son tram face aux étangs. Ce matin de vacances, elle s'est levée à l'aube. Elle regarde l'avenir. Elle a rendez-vous avec son destin.
Aussi vaillante que Kirikou après une nuit de 5 heures, arborant un air de mystère et une paire de tongs, elle se dirige vers le colosse de béton qui se dresse, impitoyable, devant elle : le Corum. Dans son esprit, cette citation d'un célèbre poète post-moderniste : "Hodor."
Son mystère et elle-même se rendent tous deux au plus gros colloque de biologie évolutive de l'univers, Evolution 2018. #evol2018
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