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Words matter.
As a #DisabledNurse I often deal with #ableism in my professional life. Today I was attending a national meeting and want to share what happened. It is not my intent to embarrass or call anyone out. I want to share my perspective with hope it helps ppl.
When I know better I do better and I try to share my learnings. I was listening to an excellent webinar by a person who clearly had mastery of the topic today. During the presentation, that I paid to attend, they used the term “lame” several times to mean boring or not creative.
After several times saying it, I posted in the chat to please not use that word.

The speaker was talking and did not see the comment. Someone was reading questions and comments to them and skipped my comment while addressing all of the other comments. Image
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If you think trouble is over you'd be mistaken. STEVE BANNON ON WARROOM PROMOTING A NEW CRAZY SUPER PAC PROMOTING A CIVIL WAR. And yes clairmont Institute is involved. Thread of 12 The Clairmont Institute attacks America and they want you to pay.
So Paige who formerly worked in the Trump administration is the director of the new super pac thats promoting a new civil war. Steve Bannon had her on his show.
And yes they are on gettr and utube and they are promoting pretty scary stuff flinging around reckless words like civil war no compromise and yes damn it #WordsMatter these are scary people.
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🧵 My oncology colleagues know how often I say: #WordsMatter. So I’m thinking about words we use to talk about #RobbElementary & every other incident of #GunViolence in 🇺🇸. Part of why people can scroll past these things, why they may not even register as news to us... /1
Is that somewhere along the way, we had words like “school shooter” & “gunman” drilled into our consciousness as the usual terms. These things oddly sound more like jobs—‘school shooter’ sounds like school principal or school secretary & ‘gunman’ like fireman or repairman… /2
And hear me out on this because the same sentence lands very differently if you substitute, for example, mass murderer or elem school killer. Try it. Grab any article. Listen to any news story. Swap all the words. #Uvalde school shooting m becomes #RobbElemementaryMassacre. /3
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Conflict in #Ukraine.🧵
Politicians and media around the world often refer to the war unleashed by Russia against Ukraine as a “conflict in Ukraine”. What does this "conflict" mean? Let's imagine how this word would sound in a different context, more familiar to many. 1/5
Ex#1. Conflict in Poland: The Nazis killed more than three million Jews in concentration camps. The leader of Germany says that these people were the first to unleash a confrontation with the Nazis. 2/5
Ex#2. There was a conflict between the Americans and members of the Bin Laden group in New York. As a result of this conflict, almost three thousand people died, more than 6300 were injured. 3/5
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I spent many hours last week observing the practice of medicine while sitting at my mom’s hospital bedside and was reminded of some important communication pearls. Some musings…
1. Introduce yourself by full name, role and team and have ID badges visible. It can get very confusing for pts and family members with the number of people in and out of rooms.
e.g. "My name is Dr. X. I'm the intern on the primary internal medicine team.”

2. End your patient visit with a summary of the plan for the day.
3. Avoid medical jargon & speak slowly, clearly, and logically. Remember you are a teacher for your pts and their family.

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How a Powerful Company Convinced Georgia to Let It Bury Toxic Waste in Groundwater

@propublica: Georgia Power & GOP leaders in GA have been working for years to bend the rules

is there no limit to their greed & reckless disregard for the environment?…
"Georgia Power reps argued that state regulators could narrowly interpret the definition of a single word — “infiltration” — in the federal coal ash rule. The company believed this interpretation would allow millions of tons of waste to be left submerged in groundwater."
"Georgia Power hoped to store coal ash in a way that only prevented water — such as rain falling from the sky — from seeping through a cover over the dry ash. They hoped regulators would disregard the presence of any groundwater that would soak the dry ash..."
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#SriAgenda abt to start 💥 #Nov11 10am CET

#SustainableFinance in times of crisis: the savers' perspective - Opening Day #SettimanaSRI the 🇮🇹 #SRIWeek "@ItaSIF…
@SriEvent is Twitter Media Partner

#responsibleinvestment #sri #esg @SRI_Natives @andytuit
@ItaSIF @SRI_Natives @andytuit @fbicciato1 @veroulivieri @SPizzoglio @EticaSgr @rgrossi75 @gieffegigi @anasfCF @Eurosif @bancaetica @ubiggeri #sustainablefinance is now paying close attention to #climate issues and at the same time #COP26 is paying close attention to #finance, says the Italian Minister of Sustainable Infrastructure and Mobility in his opening remarks

@ItaSIF @SRI_Natives @andytuit @fbicciato1 @veroulivieri @SPizzoglio @EticaSgr @rgrossi75 @gieffegigi @anasfCF @Eurosif @bancaetica @ubiggeri there are three main issues in this space, says Enrico Giovannini:
✅ improvement of #infrastructures, in terms of #mitigation and #adaptation to climate change
✅ policies aiming to transform our development model

#SettimanaSRI #climatecrisis
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The Chest Pain Guidelines are now released!…
Thanks to the entire writing group and my co-cahirs: Deb Murkerjee & Phil Levy
💥First Chest Pain Guidelines @AHAScience @ACCinTouch
Top 10 messages:
#1: Chest Pain is MORE than Pain in the chest
➡️History Matters
➡️ Assess probability of chest pain symptoms being ischemic
#2:High sensitivity troponin are useful and preferred biomarker
💥No more CK/CM, no more myoglobin

@HighSTEACS @MaasAngela @mmamas1973 @KTamirisaMD @iamritu @mswami001 @cardiojaydoc02 @onco_cardiology @ShelleyZieroth @fitmslax @DrToniyaSingh
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@January6thCmte i watched what would grow to be the horror of a #January6thInsurrection attempt grow on social media all of these screenshots (i have more) show clear manipulation Americans.I'm angry, each of these when clicked show a time stamp. I want accountability. A thread
The @GOP and Roger Stone and Steve Bannon and Mike Flynn and even elected Republicans owe me the truth. Every day I took screenshots and everyday I worried more.
@January6thCmte you look at see what I saw....a coordinated attack on our elections not by foreigners but Americans I'm angry.
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On Friday June 4, 2021 I attended a meeting with Secretary of State Blinken. The purpose of the meeting was to talk all things #Palestine
#SheikJarrah #Silwan #Jerusalem #Gaza #EqualityforAll #OneLove
Full thread in 1 convenient viewing location here:…
I attended as an individual. I am not affiliated with any PAC or organization. I obviously do not speak for or represent the #Palestinian people. There’s like 7 million of us at least, and like 2 million of #Palestinians stuffed in #Gaza alone.
To the #Palestinian Americans who boycotted this meeting after the #Biden Administration handed Israel $735 million dollars in weaponry following the merciless attacks on Palestinians locked in Gaza.
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Really, what else are you even watching today #ASCO21!?! /1
.@PamelaKunzMD starts by sharing the #ASCO20 team decided to postpone session b/c it was so important to them. And they really wanted to get MEN in the room. ❤️that #heforshe leadership, @BurrisSkip; See the influence of @MLJohnsonMD2 and @tmprowell all over this! #ASCO21 /3
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@JeremyLoveday @deardubow Hi @JeremyLoveday Appreciate you clearing that up, and apologize 4 assuming that ur RT meant U ID as "woke". (@deardubow conflated progressive councillors = woke") It's a word I have trouble with (same as I do with 'left' vs 'right' in poli discourse. 1/
@JeremyLoveday @deardubow I also suggest to @CharlesBodi that #wordsmatter; and his initial poll inferring that 'woke' ppl are cockroaches was not at all helpful. The word does carry connotations that go beyond common usage (an undesirable pest) 2/
@JeremyLoveday @deardubow @CharlesBodi "on the African continent, it must be assumed that those who flippantly drop this term into political rhetoric are unaware of its historical applications" 3/…
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Every ID fellowship should have dedicated training on how to care for and manage infections in patients who inject drugs
This is SO critical given the dramatic increase in deaths associated with substance that we have seen over the past year
A key component is to use de-stigmatizing language. #wordsmatter
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28 November 2020 #MAGAanalysis

The House That Innocence Built - Part 2

In case you haven't, I do encourage you to read yesterday's thread. Today, we'll focus more deeply on the House itself, and the necessary function of Innocence in its creation.
2) To comprehend our mission, we need to embrace the command #WordsMatter. We also need to embrace the additional command #LogicMatters. Interestingly, when you look up the roots of the term logic, you logos, which has the meanings of both 'word' and 'reasoning.'
3) Allow an example. A dear friend of mine was discussing the laws and practice of face masks and said, "I guess it's just the perennial conflict between the rights of the individual and the greater good of the group." Oh, I was so tempted, but I resisted. I did not yield.
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Multiple Choice quiz.

What were RBG’s alleged last words?

“My most fervent wish is to not be replaced until a new President is...”

A. Elected
B. Installed
C. Voted In
D. Chosen by Circuit Court Judges

If you chose correctly, ask yourself why she chose those words.
If you are still reading this, the correct answer is “B”.

Why would a President be “INSTALLED” and not elected?

Did she refuse to retire in order to help with the “INSTALLATION” of Joe Biden via a contested election to be ultimately decided by the Supreme Court?
FYI, in this country we do not “Install” our President.

We vote for our states electors who pledge to cast their votes for the winner of the states popular vote for President.

We elect our President Ruth.

#WordsMatter #StolenElectionPlan #FillThatSeat #RecessAppointment
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Be cautious of ppl who speak of Creator & God, but fail to also include JESUS
Luciferians god is satan & he’s ‘creating’ his own #GMO #EugenicsWorld transsexualizing everything NOT just plants & vegetables but animals & Human Beings too & the very air we breathe via #SAI
#SAI = Stratospheric Aerosol Injection aka Chemtrails

MANY females are NOT females
Transgendering in 40’s if not 30’s
What happened 2 #Transvestites did they suddenly stop dressing as opposite sex?

Satan’s minions refer to ‘Creator’ so many will be deceived

JESUS is #Truth
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Hey, dispute resolution field. Yeah, you. Listen up, y'all: We really, really, REALLY need to stop using the term 'Ombudsman.'
#ombudsperson #ombudsman #Ombuds #disputeresolution #ADR #conflict #alternativedisputeresolution
We need to stop talking about how we maybe need to stop using it, or how we might use other names alongside it, and we need to just STOP USING IT.
Wondering why I’m tweeting such an atypically, a-professionally unneutral position on this? Then you’re perfectly primed for the next tweet. The unneutral medium really is the unneutral message.
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Inclusive language plays a critical role in fostering an environment where everyone belongs. At Twitter, the language we have been using in our code does not reflect our values as a company or represent the people we serve. We want to change that. #WordsMatter
We’re starting with a set of words we want to move away from using in favor of more inclusive language, such as:
There is no switch we can flip to make these changes everywhere, at once. We will continue to iterate on this work and want to put in place processes and systems that will allow us to apply these changes at scale. We’re focusing on these areas 👇
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#Speakingof COVID
The Pandemic has exposed the depths of health disparities present in America

As data on these health disparities emerge it has revealed this issue is #PERVASIVE

Let's Discuss!
#ShareTheMicNowMed @typicallysilent
#Dothework @FutureDocs @nytimes @NOLAnews
#SayhisnameGeorgeFloyd was found to be COVID+ on his autopsy...what?!?! Yep @RUBraveEnough @arghavan_salles…
Large cities have major Disparities in-terms of COVID-19
@EmoryDeptofMed @EmoryRollins now has a data tracker to track COVID across a number of categories @CarlosdelRio7 @JenniferSpicer4 #ShareTheMicNowMed
@EmoryNews @EmoryDOMRyse @docwithapurpose…
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While I'm enjoying the newfound interest in celebrating #JUNETEENTH2020, let's not forget exactly what we're celebrating.
Juneteenth isn't the day African Americans were freed from slavery.
It's the day when African Americans FOUND OUT they had been freed from slavery.
The Civil War was over, Lee had surrendered at Appomattox and the defeated Confederates retreated back home to their farms and their plantations, knowing that they had lost and that the reason for the war, African American slavery, had come to an end.
But once back home, knowing their world had changed, did the white slave masters release their black slaves and wish them good luck? Or even try to negotiate a paid position for the men and women who fed them, provided their living and took care of their children?
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I’m going to correct some of the misinformation that’s out there by using the correct wording:

1) Lecce is INCREASING the class average in gr. 9-12 from 22 to 23, which will still mean classes of 35-40 in High School and more lost jobs.
2) Lecce is allowing parents to go through a tedious process to opt their children out of the 2 MANDATORY E-Learning courses.
3) Lecce is REDUCING the funding for Special Education to allow funds for STEM & Mental Health. (All valid expenditures but each should have their own $)
4) Lecce is REDUCING the budget for education and ADDING the Child Tax Credit to the numbers to make it LOOK like it’s increased.
5) Lecce is REDUCING the ‘per student’ funding by $54.
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Starting a thread to unpack this @courierjournal article, possibly the deepest dive profile to date on our organization’s work to change the narrative & impact culture by using the power of story to transcend politics & shift the conversation...…
@courierjournal According to reporter @SavannahEadens: "What started as a social movement and storytelling platform asking people to #DefineAmerican, the #Louisville -based nonprofit is trying to change the narrative around immigration & citizenship in the United States.”
@courierjournal It’s no accident that the conversation about how we @defineamerican is based in #Kentucky, the birthplace of iconic cultural figures such as Lincoln & Ali — & the former Confederate States President Jefferson Davis … It’s my home as well.
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@kindlee55 @markniesse @PaperBallotsGA
Are you out of your mind?
Mark, you wrote a Vendors dream story.
Below Martha Morris' giddy, clueless cmt, was, "Another voter, Ronald McClung, said voting will be more difficult on the new machines...
Would you include his age of 86, if he was 46?
@kindlee55 @markniesse @PaperBallotsGA ...It’s going to be a slow thing,” McClung said. “You have to take the paper out, look at it, walk it across the room and put it in. There’s a lot of wasted paper."'
How you sung the company's (Dominion's) song:
"Georgia is replacing its 17-year-old digital voting system
@kindlee55 @markniesse @PaperBallotsGA , which didn’t have a ^paper ballot.
voters make their choices on touchscreens. But with the new system, ea touchscreen is attached to a printer that produces a ^paper ballot. Voters can then review their selections before inserting their •ballots into a scanning machines.
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On rounds, subtle differences in wording can create very different meaning and send very different messages. Attending's #WordsMatter

“This is what I think (but I'm only 51% sure)” vs. “This is what I think (and I'm 90% sure)”

Attending's #WordsMatter

“There’s no evidence that this helps” vs. “There’s evidence that this doesn’t help”

“This is how I see it, but I leave the decision to you” vs. “This is how I see it and I ask that we do it that way.”

“Please do X.” vs. “I think we should do X: let me try to convince you that it’s the best thing to do.”

“I want y’all to look this up” vs. “A clinical decision is hinging on this. Please look it up and act on it ASAP… and teach me what you learned when we talk at 5.”

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