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Did you know that @WVUFLU supports the state of West Virginia subsidizing the #dogracing industry with YOUR TAX DOLLARS?

$17 million dollars of our state budget is going to the cruel practice of #Greyhound Racing.

@WVUFLU you have the opportunity to grow and change. #wvpol
“Without the purse subsidies from the racetrack’s gaming operations, purses would decline to such a level as to make it uneconomic for kennel owners to continue to race greyhounds in West Virginia.” And most of the winnings don't even stay in state. #wvpol #GreyhoundDerby2023 Image
Female #greyhounds are routinely given methyltestosterone, an anabolic steroid, to prevent a loss of race days. This performance enhancing drug is prohibited in other dog racing jurisdictions, but continues in #WestVirginia. But @WVUFLU says this isn't abusive.
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Let's take a look at shortages of primary care providers in West Virginia. A short story with maps in this thread. #healthcare #westvirginia #crisis #folkreporter Image
Compare to publicly funded healthcare recipients. (Data from 2000) Image
And now overlay where people of color live in West Virginia... Image
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一個關於 #盟軍


想和大家分享我的「退役軍人好友」被 #USDeltaForce 徵募去參與「#地底戰爭」以 #原始戰鬥任務(#RawCombatMission) 前往 #DUMBs#外星人(#Reptilian and #Greys) 戰鬥的故事。…
我好友是一名 #退役軍人,現有優秀的工作和自己的公司。約五年前,他的好朋友兼前軍中 #陸軍上尉(CPT)找他商量,誠意邀請他加入他們的US Delta Force #三角州特種部隊,前往 #地底DUMBs 打外星人。我好友因為要照顧高齡的父母,便問上尉能否保証他有命歸來,上尉抱歉地說:

但在這位上尉身上發生的故事,我好友是很淸楚的。他說上尉由2003年 #伊拉克戰爭 時已經開始去DUMBs激戰外星人。

在幾年前的一場 #地底戰役 中,該戰役原本是一個有75人的小隊,
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All US states struggled during the pandemic, but were outcomes across states equal? Not according to analysis from @UW’s IHME examining state-by-state comparisons of health outcomes, education loss, & economic performance from Jan 1, 2020-July 31, 2022 🧵 Title: Did politics make a difference?   The states with the
The research examined how 5 🔑 areas affected each state’s pandemic performance:
-Social, racial & economic inequities
-Health care capacity
-Political influence
-COVID-19 mandates
-Economic & educational trade-offs
Did your state’s government make use of healthcare services for COVID-19 vaccinations?

Among states that voted Democrat in 2020, states with stronger health systems had the highest rates of vaccine uptake, but not among states that voted Republican. “The initial response from states in March of 2020 was fai
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My name is Dawn Tyree, and I am writing to you because I would like to speak on the record regarding #HB3018 to end #childmarriage in #WestVirginia. I am a survivor of child marriage. I was 13-years-old when I was forced to marry my 32-year-old abuser. He had been sexually abus.
I had no rights over my body. Not one adult talked to me about birth control, and at 14 years old, I was expecting my second child. I was a mother of two at age 15. Pregnant again at 16 years old.
Let's end #childmarriage #wvleg! Do the right thing and protect children in #WestVirginia. Girls belong in classrooms not bedrooms. Pass #HB3018 w/ no amendments.

You can do it!
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There’s a whole movie that resembles a good chunk of this situation starring Adam Driver
Based on the 1985 novel White Noise by Don DeLillo
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The overwhelming testimony regarding #hb2007 in #WestVirginia that this bill will result in the death of #transyouth. Clergy included. The line is out the door. Parents of trans kids are scared. Here's a thread on my thoughts and key take aways.
#folkreporter | @FolkReporters 1/
Rorhbach (Cabell - 26) continues to text in the background while people pour their hearts out. Suicide rates amongst trans kids are high. For trans youth it's transition or die. 2/
More testimony being given regarding letting qualified medical professionals help make these decisions not legislature. 3/
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World Economic Forum founder's right testicle, Yuval Noah Harari #WEF Freewill? Well, "that is over" according to this jizz rag.
It's Mr. ball bag himself, Kuck Schlob-a-knob. Image
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1) Trump won't be able to terminate the US Constitution but a Republican-led effort to rewrite it continues… Trump's "allies are busy pushing an unprecedented rewrite of the foundational document that would fundamentally alter Americans' daily lives."
2) "In 2022, a group with ties to Trump's orbit was able to get four more states to join its efforts."

"@CommonCause is trying both to thwart any new convention pushes alongside repealing old resolutions calling a convention."… Support them!

#NoConCon Image
GOP proposal calls for convention to amend U.S. Constitution "In 2021, it came within 2 votes of passage in the #Montana Senate...This session, Democrats control three fewer Senate seats and several GOP defectors are no longer in office" #NoConCon Image
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2022 #Midterms Simulation: #ArtoftheGerrymander

A Republican House win will be built on gerrymanders (TX/GA/FL/TN/LA, etc.)

To illustrate the need for fair maps, I'm calculating the results using the 2022 votes, but if every state had a Democratic gerrymander. #ElectionTwitter ImageImageImageImage

I’ll apply the difference in Presidential margin to the House result. Thanks @davesredist @mikemathieu @vest_team + @DKElections @PoliticsWolf

Keen to see how my maps perform over the decade; tried to comply with state law if partisan intent were allowed to stand.
#ArtoftheGerrymander: #Alabama
Trump 62.0% - Biden 36.6%
Real delegation: 6R-1D
Gerrymandered: 5R-2D
Δ Share of D seats: 14% => 28%
Easy Democratic pick-up of a safe new African American seat.… ImageImageImage
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#COVID19 #VariantDashboard - #UnitedStates

TOP lineages (15-DAY TRENDS):

30.13% BA.5.2.1
17.45% BA.5.2
12.90% BA.5.1
9.42% BA.4.6👀
5.11% BA.5.5
4.93% BA.5.6
3.95% BA.5
2.24% BF.5
2.04% BA.4.1
1.56% BE.1.1

#OmicronUpdates 09/12/22
Top circulating lineages:

85.36% BA.5*
12.74% BA.4* [of which 9.42% BA.4.6]
1.11% BA.2.75* 👀
0.79% Others

Now the spotlight is on #Oregon, #WestVirginia and #Florida!

Week-over-week trend in new confirmed SARSCoV2 positive cases is >50%


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so no one is going to like my take on this,
& I hope to share more officially with an article

But people are being a little misled here… #chronicpain #opioids #westvirginia #drugs #opioidcrisis
reason we're seeing opioids lawsuits being overturned is not about the validity of what the companies have done but how they've been sought after by AG's & litigators

TDLR: Public Nuisance lawsuits are IMO garbage that works by intimidation & not merit…
Public Nuisance lawsuits mean plaintiffs don't have to prove intent or specific ways that the defendants' actions led to damages

good scare tactics for an issue w/ lots of public feeling & can push judges & juries to do things they might otherwise not
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Coal barons have had 50 years to get clean without ever doing more than lobby to keep polluting. The fundamental lie at the heart of the #WestVirginia ruling is that elimination of coal was an EPA goal; it wasn’t. The industry refused to stop polluting.…
“In a dissenting opinion, justice Elena Kagan, arguing that Section 111(d) did in fact empower the EPA to act sweepingly against carbon emissions, suggested that the court’s majority was interpreting the law conveniently to suit its own priorities.”…
What Kagan argues, with close personal knowledge of the majority’s background reasoning & legal expertise more rigorous than theirs, is that they have abused their position & lied about the law to impose a political outcome that favors funding allies & imposes harm on innocents.
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We are roughly 2 months away from the start of #CFB season! Lets talk expectations. Ill go through each team & give what my model predicts as the % chance each team gets to bowl eligbility, and also the % chance each team gets 10+ Ws given their respective schedules. Lets go!🧵
#SEC (% Chance @ 6+ Ws/% Chance @ 10+ Ws)

#Alabama #RTR 99.9%/89.5%
#Arkansas #WPS 55.3%/11.0%
#Auburn #WarEagle 36.9%/1.8%
#Florida #Gators 81.0%/17.4%
#Georgia #UGA 99.9%/93.3%
#Kentucky #BBN 66.7%/7.3%
#LSU #GeauxTigers 81.8%/29.1%
#HailState 47.8%/2.6%
#SEC (% Chance @ 6+ Ws/% Chance @ 10+ Ws) (cont)
#Mizzou 69.2%/11.6%
#OleMiss 96.9%/41.4%
#SouthCarolina 31.2%/0.8%
#Tennessee #Vols 95.3%/35.6%
#TAMU #GigEm 99.0%/75.1%
#Vanderbilt #AnchorDown 2.3%/ <0.1%
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@WVUPolicyRes - a 🧵

If you follow me, you'll know that earlier this year I came home to #WestVirginia and @WestVirginiaU @WVUEberly to start the Institute for Policy Research and Public Affairs. Our Twitter account is above, and we'd appreciate a follow.
Our account will cover research, data, and issues important to the state of #WestVirginia and the broader region of #Appalachia, but will touch on issues important nationally in areas like ours.
We also aim to signal-boost research by scholars working in #publicpolicy, #publicadministration, and #stateandlocal #socialscience. If you have work that you think is relevant to our aims, please dm us and we'll be happy to #Tweet you and your work.
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Record Numbers of Americans Dying of Overdoses. Instead of Justice, We Get Theater👨‍⚖️

"Whole thing is kabuki theater, It ought to be about money" said Ausness. "About who pays what & instead they want to make Sacklers listen to people complain about them"…
Guggenheim joined several other museums last week w/an announcement they are removing the Sackler nameplate from their arts center,

Once again victims are being offered busy work as though it were meaningful reform.
#opioids #medtwitter #sacklers #HarmReduction @praddenkeefe
We are in the midst of the opioid crisis, an addiction & overdose crisis fed by the ubiquity of illicit & deadly fentanyl in the black market,

over 108k people died from an opioid overdose in 2021,… #opioids #addiction #news #twitter #CrimesAgainstHumanity
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West Virginia protest calls out #JoeManchin’s dirty coal profits ~ by Palast Investigative Fund fellow @ZDRoberts…
The plant the @WV_Rising activists targeted in Grant Town, #WestVirginia, isn’t just any of the over 200 coal power plants still operating in the US. It’s the one where Sen. #JoeManchin makes nearly $500,000 per year selling dirty coal waste called “gob.”
Manchin sells gob (short for “Garbage of Bituminous") for a tidy profit. Activist & retired miner, Michael Whitten says: “When I worked on strip mines, we threw that’s like if you had a wood-burning stove..and you wanted to put wet wood in it—it’s just not economical.”
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As we all wake up to this outrage happening in #Tennessee I would like to inform you that #California , #Washington #Wyoming #NewMexico ##oklaed #Mississippi #WestVirginia #michigan #Massachusetts have no specified minimum age to marry after exceptions. Child married is an issue
Across the #Unitedstates it happens in every community, culture and religion ALL ethnicities. I am begging you to please take this opportunity to learn about and help to #EndChildMarriage not only in #Tennessee but in every state. I would like to never have to stand in a room
Full of strangers and painfully share about my experiences of being married at 15 to my 43 year old abuser and plead with legislators to close this dangerous loophole that ensnares 1000s of children each year.
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Term limits, a balanced budget: Ohio Republicans want to amend the U.S. Consitution… House Joint Resolution 1, would submit Ohio's official application for a Convention of States #NoConCon #Ohio
Resolution calling for convention of states advances to final-round debate… via @yorknewstimes Similar to resolutions adopted in 15 other states, LR14 proposes a convention of states outlined in Article V of the U.S. Constitution #Nebraska #NoConCon
Wisconsin Senate approves calling constitutional convention… #NoConCon the 16th state to call for a convention of the states, 34 are required
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@Appalachia100 and @theintercept asked me to discuss social and political transition in #WestVirginia. A 🧵
What drove a West Virginia Democrat to storm the Capitol on January 6? by @GWOTTrapLordz,, @akela_lacy
An important thread in this documentary that is often lost in discussions of these transitions is that they owe in part to a failure on the #Left to message and frame (a failure I personally think describes the last 40 years of #DemocraticParty politics).
One can't even begin to discuss these transitions in #WestVirginia without understanding the historic role of labor in organizing the cluster of identities. As labor goes, so does the #Left's ability to organize identities in a meaningful way.
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providers caught up in disciplinary action viewed as “good doctors” practicing within accepted norms of patient care.

physicians never charged with any crimes but could not recover after their practice had
been shut down, records confiscated, or had poor publicity in the media🤯
“They were coming in and busting a lot of docs and then making it so… that we didn't need that law to be

#chronicpain #opioids #WestVirginia #health #healthcare #disability #medtwitter #Pharmacist
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Is Anybody Going To San Antone?

Someone once told me that Charlie Pride (country singer, baseball ⚾️ player) was the first African American country singer to ever perform at the Grand Ole Opry.

That's not true: #DeFordBailey was likely the first.

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This is RIDICULOUS what a lazy sap #Biden is! NO no no to this $200B/yr drivel! We ALREADY negotiated so stop moving the goalposts & THIS is drastic! IDGAF about @Sen_JoeManchin. In that case, We wanna corp ish from #BIF bill! #BuildBackBetter #HoldTheLine…
Maybe we change some of the corporate ish in here if they play games & act like we’re still “negotiating”. They’re acting in bad faith so both bills or NONE like we said! PLZ #HoldTheLine! $2T over 10 yrs is a joke.…
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