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8 Jan
How to Help

An estimated 25 people and ONE BILLION animals have been killed in the bushfires since September, but intense heat in recent days has escalated the fires.

Find hope and ways to help below.

Burning since September, officials expect the fires could continue for months.

24 Australians have been arrested for arson, but experts agree the main cause of the bushfires is climate change.

“This year, Australia experienced its hottest day and driest spring on record.”
How to Help 1

Australian Red Cross…

The partnership between @ABCaustralia and @RedCrossAU has already raised $8 million!

#NSWfires #fires #VicBushfires #KangarooIsland #WAFires

They have deployed “1,285 trained staff and volunteers.”
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3 Jan


The devastation of the bushfires in Australia cannot be overestimated.

The impact on animals is especially alarming as many are already reaching endangered status.
Amidst the increasingly sad news, there are some amazing stories of rescue and compassion.

I have interspersed Facts, Stories of Hope, and How to Help throughout.

Please let these heartwarming rescues inspire you* to help save someone during this tragic time.

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s Red List identifies “fire and fire suppression” as a threat to more than 100 threatened species in Australia.”

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2 Jan
Let It #Bee

An overview of why bumblebees, solitary bees and #Honeybees are disappearing at increasingly alarming rates. What are the politics? Most importantly, what can we do to help?

Scientists agree that #HoneyBees are going extinct mainly due to excessive use of pesticides in crops with “beekeepers reporting heavy winter and even summer losses.”
There are multiple factors affecting an ecosystem that sustains pollinator health.

Pesticides leave compromised immune systems more open to diseases and parasites.

Commercial Farming leaves them similarly depleted and susceptible to disease.
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16 Sep 19
Trump’s #EPA stands for
Effectively Polluting Anything

A new attack on the Endangered Species Act is the latest in Trump’s efforts to murder every living being.

Please sign the prewritten letter to your MOC from the @SierraClub below.

It was announced last month that Trump...
proposes creating species-specific protection plans, which will make it more difficult to protect threatened species.

This would also handcuff administrators trying to “consider the impacts of global climate change when deciding whether to list a species.”
It doesn’t end here though. Below is just a partial tally of Trump’s damage to date:

Withdrew from the Paris climate agreement.

Permitted Dakota Access Pipeline.

(Sadly, the list continues...)
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26 Jul 19
Now that Mueller’s testified, I feel even more certain that no one is coming to save us. If we want to end this corrupt administration we have to do it ourselves. Yeah, that means making some sacrifices. That’s just the way it is.
Step 1
Peaceful Protest

-Washington DC
-State Capitals
-Local Meet Ups

Let’s create small, cooperative groups that can assist in things like transportation, meals, child care, planning and most importantly, keeping each other safe.

Protests occur regularly. Check online often.
Organize locally. Have a small but constant crowd outside the official offices of state representatives. Take turns. Go for a few hours once a week.

No one wants to see dissent every single day. It will take a toll.


U.S. Senate
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20 Jul 19

A ban on the pesticide chlorpyrifos was lifted on Thursday by the EPA.

#Chlorpyrifos is an insecticide known to permanently harm an unborn fetus and cause irreversible brain damage in the womb.…
In August 2018, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a ban on Chlorpyrifos.

EPA Response:

“EPA spokesman Michael Abboud said that the agency is reviewing the court decision. He also questioned data from [CCCEH] regarding the health effects of chlorpyrifos.”
“Even low to moderate levels of exposure to the insecticide chlorpyrifos during pregnancy may lead to long-term, potentially irreversible changes in the brain structure of the child.”
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8 Jun 19
‘Friendship Ender Email’

I just got a forwarded email from a wealthy, healthy & successful Maga ‘friend’.

I’ve decided not to respond to him. I honestly can’t unless I’m ready to end our friendship, because I doubt he’ll like what I have to say.

Instead I’ll use it as insight into a twisted Maga mind and the people who share his opinions.

Be warned, it’s as dark, nasty & greedy as trump himself.

The slightly abridged email from Maga starts off like this...

“Try to forward...we, the 'somewhat olders' are the ones dealing with this..  It is more than obvious.”
The only thing obvious about this email is that some people embrace their own privilege while casually dismissing how it doesn’t apply to the rest of us.
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28 May 19
What’s up with our calls to fill the streets in protest? There are many of us ready to demand accountability, so why aren’t we out there yet? Here’s an update from my perspective.
FYI - Later in the thread I suggest a multi-tiered approach that I think is a workable way for everyone who’s willing, to participate in successfully calling for televised impeachment proceedings now.
First of all, there are a lot of considerations. Anyone who wants to join in protest must make some important decisions about safety, about sacrifice, about finances, and even morality. More on that later.
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21 May 19

Trump’s WORLDWIDE Effect on the Global Reproductive Rights of Women

Trump and his conservative Christian-centric administration are using positions of authority to impose religious policies on long-established reproductive rights that put women around the world at risk.

Ronald Reagan signed the Mexico City Policy in 1984. This sweeping mandate against reproductive freedom around the globe denied,

“US federal funds to any organisation involved in providing abortion services overseas or counselling women about them.”
Though revoked by every Democrat and reinstated by every Republican
since, Trump has taken up the cause with renewed vigor.

Every time the global gag has been reimposed by a Republican president, rates of back street and self-administered abortions have increased.
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29 Apr 19
In this next installment of #QuestionsForChristians regarding #Chlorpyrifos

I ask @Clayton_king

How do you feel about Trump endorsing an insecticide known to cause brain disorders and low IQs? Or is that the appeal?

Does this align with Christian values? Still support Trump?
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27 Apr 19
Martial Law and its Real Life Ramifications

People are beginning to wake up to the fact that we could lose many of our Constitutional Rights should potus declare Martial Law.

I’m no legal scholar, so I’ll rely on several abridged definitions. I welcome additions & corrections.
“The Constitution's guarantee of the right of habeas corpus protects U.S. citizens from potential arbitrary excesses of martial law. Only the president can declare martial law on the federal level and only governors may do so on the state level.”

Supreme Court rulings now allow the declaration of martial law by the president OR Congress.

“Martial law is an extreme and rare measure used to control society during war or periods of civil unrest or chaos.”
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27 Apr 19
We all know The Godfather, right? If we want Trump and his corrupt GOP out of office, we may want to borrow a page from Puzo.

Though obviously fraught with legal and ethical infractions, there are several important themes throughout that could teach us a thing or two.
Loyalty - If we can’t take each other at our word, if we’re constantly worried about getting betrayed by our most trusted allies, we’ve already lost.

Without loyalty, there is no unity. Without unity among the Dems, independents and non-voters, the GOP will win once again.
Omerta - a code of silence that excludes outsiders. Can we keep things just among ourselves already? Giving away any information is like giving the other side a gift.

It makes us Fredo.
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2 Feb 19
(A continuing thread in respect of all Earthlings.)

Many of us don’t know that we’re experiencing a mass extinction on Earth, right now.

Learn about the most Endangered Species and how we can all help. Please share to raise awareness.
The Northern White Rhino needs our help. Please read for suggestions.


There are only a few of these precious porpoises left. Learn about how we can help.

(This thread will alternate tweets between myself and @goodoldcatchy.)

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25 Jan 19
R.I.P. 😥
Eastern Puma Officially Declared Extinct

Once the most widely distributed mammal in the Americas, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service confirmed the Eastern Puma is indeed extinct.

The extermination of pumas led to declines in tree regrowth and loss of vegetative cover.
Please share to raise awareness about these gorgeous seals. They are almost extinct. 💔

Today's Lynx are threatened by poaching, hunting and traffic fatalities due to human encroachment.

Please S&S to help protect them. ✌️💔✌️

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9 Dec 18
Russian Oligarch Viktor Vekselberg
(A short thread)

-Allegedly paid 500K to Michael Cohen just before the 2016 election.
-Business/personal associate of Vladimir Putin.
-Part of #Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling.

Viktor Vekselberg cont.

-Shareholder & chairman of the board of Renova, an aluminum company controlled by Oleg Deripaska.

-Received economic sanctions earlier this year “for activities including election interference.”

-Attended #Trump’s inauguration.

#Cohen #Russia
Viktor Vekselberg cont.

-Attended a dinner in Moscow for RT where #Flynn was also in attendance and reportedly sat beside Putin.

- Vekselberg’s private jet was detained by the FBI earlier this year, “as part of the Mueller investigation.”

#FBISawThisComing #FBI
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10 Nov 18
⚡️A Dark and Stormy Presidency⚡️
A threaded tale

It’s 4 days after the election and most of our votes have been cast and tallied. I rest uneasy, unsure about mine.

This is my tale of suspicious happenings in a place outside of checks and balances which I’ll call the voter-void.
Was it voter suppression? Was it election tampering? I can’t put that fine a point on it, but quite a few things sent shivers down my spine on the day I voted and in the days leading up to it.

Please, join me on this voter’s disturbing journey through our American democracy.
It was a dark and stormy presidency. ⚡️I needed respite. As the election drew nigh, a growing urgency for the rule of law was accompanied by faint yet distinct anxiety.

It was then I realized I hadn’t received my absentee ballot. 😨

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6 Nov 18
A short thread.

Is Devin Nunes responsible for covering up election interference in 2016?

Nunes, who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, has fought at every turn against allowing a thorough Benghazi-style investigation into interference in the 2016 election.
First of all, Nunes has limited the scope of the investigation and shut down hearings before they even got started.

“Nunes also led Republicans in the effort to fight the legitimacy of the investigation itself.”

Enter the nonsensical deep state theory.

Devin Nunes has scrapped to redirect the investigation into Trump and the 2016 election, and instead questioned the motives and behavior of the investigators themselves, blaming the FBI.

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7 May 18

There’s an old saying. ‘You are known by the company you keep.’

So, who has Trump’s fixer been keeping company with throughout his career?

Here’s a look at just some of the close, personal company that Michael Cohen keeps. 1/22


Dr. Morton Levine
(Cohen’s Uncle Morty)

🔒Doctor for Lucchese crime family.
🔒Aided illegal activities for Lucchese crime family.

Cohen’s Uncle Morty cont.

🔒Owner of El Caribe, for decades catering to “mob weddings and Christmas parties.”
🔒”Two of NY’s most notorious Russian mobsters once maintained offices there.”
🔒Shared ownership w Cohen who “gave up his ownership stake after the 2016 election.” 3/22
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23 Apr 18
DC Comics may have the fictional League of Justice to fight criminals, but we have the real life


With wit & wisdom, these tweechers offer insight into the twisted, tangled world of the Trump admin & their satellites.

Here are some of my favorite Tweechers.1/9
Seth Abrahamson - Sometimes controversial, his long threads are a great source of new information and interesting legal perspectives. He expertly introduces us to all the players and provides in-depth evidence. Additionally, he’s often months ahead of the MSM.
@SethAbramson 2/9
Lawrence Tribe - The Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard provides great one-tweet assements of breaking news and questions of legality.

I’ve seen a little snark creep in lately and, well, I like it.
@tribelaw 3/9
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22 Apr 18
This Earth Day, EPA Chief Scott Pruitt is under investigation for ethics violations, excessively spending our money and inappropriate relations with lobbyists.

Do you know what he’s NOT under investigation for?

Please bear with me. This partial list is long and shocking.

-Removing a number of species from the endangered list.

-Overturning a ban on the hunting of predators in Alaskan wildlife refuges.

-Withdrawing proposed limits on endangered marine mammals caught by fishing nets on the West Coast.

-Repealing a ban on offshore oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic and Arctic oceans.

-Revoking a 2016 order protecting the northern Bering Sea region in Alaska.

-Repealing an Obama-era rule regulating royalties for oil, gas and coal.

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