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Tuesday afternoon, the #okleg JCAB committees are set to hear 4 bills, one to give ODVA $10.9 million for finishing the Sallisaw #Veterans Home.

The other 3 involve at least one major economic development / business incentive deal, which may be the Enel solar panel plant. (1/?)
HB 2888 would appropriate $38.6 million "for upgrades to water and wastewater systems, located in Northeast Oklahoma along an inland waterway that supplies water and wastewater to major supply chain locations."

SB 1779 would put $180 million in a new "Perform Fund." (2/?)
Finally, SB 1777 would create the "Perform Act," which could let an entity investing at least $1 billion qualify for 5 "investment rebate payments" occurring at new-job benchmarks between 100 jobs and 1,400 jobs.

Here's the bill/act:…
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The Marine who killed a Black man on the NYC subway was a white man, 24 yrs of age, from Queens, NY.

It’s been days, but he is still not named publicly, still no info about his background, affiliations, history.

Why does this matter?

A thread:
6 yrs ago, a houseless NYer & Black man, Timothy Caughman was stabbed to death by a vigilante supremacist Army veteran who drove to NYC from MD specifically to carry out terroristic hate crimes vs BM.

It was as important then, as it is now, for mil veterans to rise against hate. ImageImageImage
Something that went widely overlooked back then was how this homicidal, supremacist veteran was reported to have been harboring feelings of racial hatred/violence for at least 10 yrs.

Which makes you wonder about his experience & conduct when he deployed to AFG in 2011, armed. ImageImage
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SHAME 👎on those who hv released a list to MALIGN the #veterans without giving out name of the original creators. 🔴Interesting bit: those with a personal life marred with controversies hv bn given a CLEAN CHIT. The descriptions is a RANT by a jealous man ! 👎 IGNORE & move on‼️
#ADGPI must investigate who created the list. I hope they do!
To keep the list neutral, those with left-leaning background wr mocked at, as expected by the audience. However the REAL TARGET of the list are those veterans who are doing well and are good influencers. How difficult is this to spot❓❓❓
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Clinicien : Le #covidlong grave "devrait être considéré comme un #handicap".
Nous avons vu des personnes qui ont dû abandonner leur carrière à la suite d'une infection qui était à l'origine relativement bénigne... elle devrait être considérée comme un handicap à long terme.
🔎 ce qu'elle est effectivement.
Mais l'entité #covidlong recouvre de nombreux profils différents et certains ont la chance de recouvrer petit à petit un corps qui cesse d'être dysfonctionnant quand d'autres restent désespérément avec de (très) fortes limitations.
Ceci pose donc pour le législateur des questions importantes concernant l'évaluation des degrés de handicap liées aux atteintes. Un sujet auquel sont déjà confrontés les #vétérans des covidlongs 🇨🇵 avec une évaluation des pourcentages d'invalidité assez peu adaptée à ce type
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#covid19 : nouveau point de situation personnel, mais sourcé d'@EricTopol
Pour lui
🔹passage en phase #endémique malgré le risque toujours présent et estimé < 30 % de survenue dans les 2 ans de l'émergence d'un variant + dangereux et/ou plus contagieux.
Le schéma ⤵️ résume les 4 facteurs qui mènent à l'émergence de nouveaux variants (pers. immuno-compromises chez qui le virus évolue ; absence de mesures de prévention au niveau mondial pour contenir les contaminations ; réservoirs animaux avec les pblématiques de co-infection
🔹des espoirs concernant la prévention du #covidlong suite à la publication de la récente étude randomisée sur le bénéfice de la prise de #metformin pendant 15 jours (même si un essai randomisé en double aveugle avec #Paxlovid et #metformin est souhaitable).
🔹toujours rien
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Today, @HouseForeign & @HouseForeignGOP's "During and After the Fall of Kabul" hearing will focus on our withdrawal from #Afghanistan.

Veterans know that we have a long way to go to ensure the U.S. keeps our promise & protects our #Afghan allies.

Follow along with us here ⤵️🧵
Background: After 20 years in #Afghanistan, the U.S. ended our military presence in August 2021. The Taliban quickly took over the country & rapidly eroded gains made by the Western-backed #Afghan government in the past twenty years. 82,000 #Afghans were evacuated into the U.S.
Today, we’ll hear from veterans @PeterLucier from @teamamrelief, @FQhoang from @AlliedAirlift21, Aidan Gunderson, Sgt Tyler Vargas-Andrews, and @RooftopLeader from @TForcePineapple, as well as immigration expert @cmackler from @immigrantarc.
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During his State of the Union Address, President #Biden announced his 4-part Unity Agenda. It includes “Supporting America’s Veterans and Their Families, Caregivers, and Survivors.”…) #veterans #SOTU #SOTU2023
Last year the #Biden Administration expanded benefits for #veterans, #caregivers & survivors. In 2022, @DeptVetAffairs processed an all-time record 1.7 million @VAVetBenefits claims & delivered $128 billion in earned benefits to 6.1 million veterans & survivors. #POTUS
Priorities include reducing #veteran #suicide with the following proposed actions:

•Support states and territories.
•Increase lethal means safety
•Expand outreach to #justice involved veterans.
•Expand Access to #Legal Support Services.
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NEW: “Task Force Butler” Veterans Share Skills to Track Far-Right Groups… Patriot Front masked fascists circled in a crowd with pixela
Unicorn Riot chatted with Kristofer Goldsmith, the founder of a nonprofit called the “Task Force Butler Institute” which is recruiting U.S. military veterans to monitor fascists and far-right hardliner movements around the country.
.@KrisGoldsmith85 & the group worked on tracking #PatriotFront neo-nazis on the ground at the January 21, 2022 March for Life in DC; by coincidence, Unicorn Riot released more than 400 gigabytes of leaked Patriot Front material during the same march.…
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I’m going live again this afternoon
Pt4: Countdown 2 the #Ungovernabowl

Theme: #CombatVeterans, #PeaceKeepers Valour & Trauma

It’s time we band together w those who fought 2 safeguard #freedom & mobilize #GodsArmy against the enemy‼️

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👆Send this everywhere 2 all those who served, 2 those in active duty & those with loved ones who put it all on the line 4 their country.

Come share yr stories of strength & courage against all the odds.

Make Earth Great Again.
Time 2 Mobilize #GodsArmy…
👆@Vets4FreeCanada send this far & wide. #Canada would 2 hear what UR up 2 in your mission 2 help save #Chinada & how we can help

@TomMarazzo (& #JamesTopp) are visible leaders who R front & center combatting the enemy join in and share yr news 📰 🙌

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#covidlong et #emploi
Merci à @AlterIvan1 pour la remontée sur ma TL et @loscharlos pour son 🧵.
"Trois personnes sur quatre (78%) souffrant de #LongCovid ont dû arrêter, faire une pause, réduire ou modifier leur travail depuis qu'elles ont ressenti les symptômes,
selon un nouveau rapport de la plateforme d'embauche leader Indeed."
"Un sur quatre (24%) a arrêté de travailler pendant une période significative ; une pilule difficile à avaler alors que la pression du coût de la vie se fait sentir."…
"Trois personnes sur cinq (61 %) qui souffrent se traînent au travail parce qu'elles n'ont pas le choix et près de la moitié (49 %) des personnes en difficulté ont l'impression qu'elles ne peuvent pas demander le congé ou le soutien dont elles ont besoin parce que leur
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This is Sheriff Paul Penzone of .@mcsoaz in .@maricopacounty

Apparently is is a Democrat, and has surrounded the tabulator center, and removing people who have questions.

I think the .@NationalGuard gonna have to move in.

They got the evidence now...

The head law man in .@maricopacounty also put security around ballot boxes when people were watching for ballot mules.

It appears he is protecting the cheaters.

The .@NationalGuard had a cyber team monitoring the private logs and found proof of connectivity to internet...
They had to shut down the machines so that the .@NationalGuard could not collect the communication between the the voting machines.

Immediately the propaganda wing started to do work.

.@Google is complicit and is helping to steal the elections too.

Will justice be served?...
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I have been hard at work on a project focused on Black women WWII #Veterans so as #VeteransDay approaches I wanted to share some of what I’ve learned in recent years that these books helped with. ImageImageImage
More than one million Black women and men served in every branch of the armed forces during WWII. They were seeking victory over fascism abroad & victory over racism at home - the Double V. Spoiler alert: It didn’t really work out.
But part of what these resources illuminate is what a powerful role institutions like the Black press & leaders in the Black Cabinet like Mary McLeod Bethune had advocating for them to serve in branches that were not yet integrated in the 1940s.
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#sarscov2 : récupération après une infection & mises en garde
@WmHaseltine, président de @ACCESSHI qui publie des contenus intéressants concernant le #covid19 a récemment écrit un article dans @Forbes sur l'importance de l'exercice physique en phase de récupération de cette
Il s'appuie sur plusieurs études pour se faire mais parce qu'il est conscient j'imagine de la problématique des #MPE (malaises post effort) qui sont un facteur majeur de chronicisation des #séquelles et d'aggravation de la sévérité du #covidlong il pose,
à la différence des auteurs de l'étude autour de laquelle est centrée cet article (…), des réserves en introduction et conclusion.
Les #covidlong et #paEM (patients souffrant d'#encéphalomyélytemyalgique dont le #MPE est le symptôme cardinal) regretteront
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Merci @JCCOMBE de reconnaître votre erreur et de prendre les mesures nécessaires pour rectifier le tir.
Pouvons-nous attendre un tel mea culpa de votre collègue @FrcsBraun concernant le fait que la #pandémie et pas l'#épidémie #covid19 et notablement le #Covidlong soient les
oubliés des #PLFSS2023 et #PLF2023 ?
(Cf. e.g…).
Alors qu'étude après étude ceux qui veulent bien se donner la peine de les lire parviennent à poser de nvelles pièces du puzzle des "fabuleux effets du #sarscov2 sur les organismes" ⤵️…
alors que les #députés @AgirEnsemble_AN ont publié en décembre 2021 via @leJDD une tribune sur les conséquences socio-économiques et géopolitiques évoquant une #bombeàretardement (…) et qu'il est donc évident que l'invisibilisation de cette problématique
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#covidlong : la multiplication des #MPE (malaises post effort) dits aussi #ESPE (exacerbation des symptômes post effort) conduit souvent à une aggravation de l'état des malades concernés.
Il est encore moins acceptable que ces MPE découlent des prises en charge médicales des
patients concernés (test d'efforts évoqué supra ou réadaptation).
Cela rend d'autant plus nécessaire que ce point soit intégré rapidement aux fiches pratiques @HAS_sante
🔹adultes :…
🔹enfants et ados :…
pour qu'a minima les
professionnels de santé ne commettent plus d'impairs dans l'accompagnement de leurs patients.
A défaut de #recensement rapide permettant de donner corps à un phénomène que le président @EmmanuelMacron et partant ses gouvernements successifs @EPhilippe_LH (assez peu car il a
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#covidlong #étatdelart
Les docteurs Viet-Thi Tran (@thitran3) -🔸 et @OlivierRobineau 🔹 étaient donc hier après-midi sur @radiofrance au micro de @NatachaTriou dans l'émission #LaScienceCQFD
Quelques éléments importants que j'ai retenu de cette petite heure d'antenne
(rendu non exhaustif car je ne mets en exergue que les points importants pour les malades qui suivent cette thématique).
1⃣ Concernant la prévalence, des interrogations - pertinentes, sur les différences de % de CL obtenus dans les différentes études (cf. incidence de la déf.
retenue pour définir ce #covidlong (qui n'est pas toujours celle du @WHO -…), établir la part des symptômes imputables au post covid.
🔹souligne ainsi que la cohorte @PatientsComPaRe si elle est indispensable car elle permet le suivi d'une population
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Mes remerciements ce matin
🔹tant aux autorités et notamment au ministre de la @Sante_Gouv @FrcsBraun @MartinotPauline @Seb_Delescluse @JulienneKatia et @olivierveran #quisait pour leur invisibilisation du #covidlong
🔹qu'aux malades eux mêmes qui pour certains se tirent trop
souvent une balle dans le pied ou savonnent la planche de ceux des #apresj20 ou de @MillionsMissgFr qui oeuvrent dans le respect des codes à faire avancer les choses et notamment à ce que les risques de #MPE soient reconnus & pris en compte par les soignants.
Grâce à vs @docdu16
s'estime légitime pour, sans manifestement n'avoir jamais pris le temps de lire mes 🧵 réguliers, poser des jugements à l'emporte pièces.
(Rien qu'en lisant le fil partagé par @lolbrun vous auriez pu avoir la puce à l'oreille quand à l'avalanche d'examens que je serais donc
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#covidlong ; une nouvelle étude menée en #Écosse, avec des témoins appariés et un suivi de 6 à 18 mois, a montré que 6 % des sujets n'avaient pas récupéré, que 42 % n'avaient récupéré que partiellement (- bonne qualité de vie & déficiences encore nombreuses)
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Hi all!
It's a 10 minute warning on the start of #Democrat Congressional candidate in #PA01, @ashley_ehasz's #townhall on #ReproductiveFreedom and the role of Congress.

You can watch here:

We'll be live tweeting the whole thing!
If you attended the @ashley_ehasz #PA01 #townhall in person, you'd have seen this (#Antichoice #GOP extremist Brian Fitzpatrick) cardboard guy out front.

That's as close as any version of Fitz would get to a town hall. He sprints away from unscripted constituent contact!
In case you want a run down of the legislative goods on #GOP #Antichoice extremist Brian Fitzpatrick of #PA01, here's the rundown...

The TL;DR is that Brian Fitzpatrick has ALWAYS voted AGAINST #AbortionRights.

He's no moderate, don't drink the Kool-aid on that!
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Immigration - displaced individuals with blockchain identity wallets will be able to quickly prove their identity & credentials & accelerate the immigration process. Saving 85k refugees per year $550 in background check costs ~$46.8M Discussed at ID2020 & the UNHCR.

Blockchain Identity combined with Taxes can accelerate/eliminate tax season and streamline tax processes. Saving Americans $44.3B in annual filing costs. 🧵/2
Blockchain Identity & Voting — expands voter access to any citizen around the world with their mobile. Cuts kgCO2 emissions from 12.9M/election to 5,300. It also reduces election costs from $14.4B to ~$200M.
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A self-titled group of “patriots” launched an effort to crank call ⁦@DeptVetAffairs⁩ Veterans Crisis Line & urged supporters to clog the line with calls complaining #veterans arrested for the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill riot are being mistreated in custody.…
On Monday, the group held a live-streamed vigil outside the VA’s National Capital Regional Office in Washington, D.C. A man who identified himself as “Justin Johnson” urged 1776 Restoration Movement supporters to they could help the cause by calling the #veterans crisis line.
“Justin Johnson” said: “So, you dial 988 – they made it easier than ever to call. So, you dial 988 & then you press 1.” He put his phone up to the camera to show people the number to call & said: “So, let them know that there is inhumane treatment going on at the D.C. jail.”
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Hey, @BillCassidy you were on @ThisWeekABC claiming the "Inflation Reduction Act of 2022" will raise taxes on those making less than $200,000 and referred to the Joint Committee on Taxation for this claim. Can you provide where @JCTgov stated this? I can't find it. /1
According to the Editors at Bloomberg @opinion

"this is a sober attempt at fiscal responsibility"

"this compromise would be a big win...for the US Taxpayer. As America's loquacious president once said in another context, it's a big effing deal." /2…
It allows Medicare to negotiate prescription drug costs. A savings of $288 billion over 10 years for Taxpayers. It's almost like you want to protect Big Pharma profits.

Could this be why you are a NO?🤔 /3
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@DeptVetAffairs @PADMVA #Veterans #theSITREP #VeteranBenefits #VANewEngland
Knew this in 1990. They gave us a choice, 20 years in jail or experimental Anthrax Injections, and eat nerve agent for 30 days. Now dropping help.…
We were exposed to the gas so many times we turned off the alarms, thinking it was fake, until we found out we blew up a bunker of USA nerve agent we sold them years before up wind a few miles away.

I fought for our freedom, of which there is no more.
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One year on and we are still waiting. Today marks one year since Gurkha veterans and widows were compelled to enter hunger strikes.

@HouseofCommons goes into summer recess and the Terms of Reference meeting between @NepalEmbassyUK and @DefenceHQ as promised is long overdue.
From 21 July 2021, 13 days were set aside for a 24hr hunger strike relay in remembrance of the 13 Gurkha Victoria Cross winners.

Elderly Nepali pensioners took turns, some even going without water, through the summer heat, torrential rains + harassment from @metpoliceuk. Peaceful protests held earlier since spring fell on deaf ears. They hoped if they fasted,the Nepal and British governments would listen.
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