By the end of the 20th century, 33 million people were living with HIV, and 14 million had died world wide.
Today, 1 in 7 infected are unaware of their status.
HIV is still a killer. #Pride 1)
HIV appears to have originated with the Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV), and jumped to human infection through the consumption of wild chimpanzees. It mutated to the Human Immunodeficiency Virus by the early 20th century.
By the early 70’s, infections were global. 2)
The earliest well documented case of HIV originates from the Congo in 1959, the earliest retrospective case of AIDS was in Norway in 1966.
The vast majority of none sub-saharan infections can be traced to one carrier who brought it to the US in 1969. 3)
I’m worried about some tweets I’m seeing. #Resisters attacking blue candidates or insisting on only support candidates of a certain identity.
I’m not saying discussion about privilege is invalid. But for god’s sake, where do you think this rhetoric comes from? Who benefits? 1)
In 2016, Russia stoked divisions between the left and center flanks of our party. We all took the bait, myself included. In the end, enough people in 3 states voted 3rd party, or stayed home to sink a close race.
In 2018, we united and won. That is our way to victory in 2020. 2)
Don’t begrudge a candidate’s turn in the sun.
Be aware that most of your favorite candidates are going to lose. That’s democracy. We need to unite around the winner with as little baggage as possible.
The GOP will pile plenty of dirt on the winner, we shouldn’t add to it. 3)
Asylum seekers are legal immigrants, and our country IS NOT too full to recieve them.
Immigrants contribute to our nation culturally and economically, new consumers that expand our econ.
Fear of demographic change fuels anti-immigration sentiment.
They’re just not white enough.
The Trump admin has been busy limiting LEGAL IMMIGRATION:
💢Refugee admissions lowest since 1980, even as America caused the violence most flee from.
💢Slowing lawful immigration to a crawl. Green Card backlog increased by 35% since 2016.
💢Unconstitutional Muslim ban.
💢Increase in referrals for denaturalization, a process with few legal grounds.
💢Greatly increasing deportation proceedings, limiting discretion of judges and over taxing resources for defense. Discourages applications for visas for victims of trafficking and Dom violence.
Cohen’s House testimony yesterday was damning to Trump, & Republicans are shook.
They spun conspiracy theories, pretending Cohen couldn’t be taken seriously as a convicted liar, conveniently forgetting his lies, & their obstruction, were to protect Trump from his own crimes. 1)
💥Cohen heard Roger stone give Trump advanced notice on wikileaks posting of the stolen DNC emails, something Trump reportedly denied in sworn written testimony, and Mueller has the phone records!
💥Cohen’s perjurious testimony was edited by Trump’s lawyers. 2)
💥Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow coached Cohen to lie to Congress about Moscow Trump Tower deal.
💥Cohen presented checks signed by Trump and Jr to reimburse for illegal hush payments to mistresses.
💥Trump committed bank fraud by giving Deutsche Bank false info to secure a loan. 3)
Cardinal George Pell, former adviser to Pope Francis, is the highest ranked cleric convicted of sexually abusing children. On the heels of a Vatican meeting on sexual abuse where, absurdly, no zero-tolerance policy toward child rape was issued. 1)
Matthew Whitaker’s testimony before Congress was inconsistent, evasive, and belligerent.
He stated that he hadn’t meddled in the Mueller investigation, & has not briefed Trump or anyone in the WH on it.
If he lied, as multiple leaks indicate, it’s perjury before Congress.
Chairman Nadler informed Whitaker that he will be compelled to provide sworn testimony in the coming days during which he must answer the questions he evaded, declare exec privilege (which the Trump admin hasn’t declared yet) or face subpoena.
The Covington Diocese has been in the news before.
In May, openly gay valedictorian Christian Bales was barred from speaking at Holy Cross HS, for a speech deemed “too political” for praising the activism of young gun reform advocates. 1) abcnews.go.com/US/valedictori…
Teachers from the Diocese of Covington stood by and condoned students harassing and intimidating native elders while shouting “build the wall,” but common sense gun reform is too political?
Say, do you think it had something to do with Christian being gay? 🤔 2)
The Catholic Church has a history of fighting for social justice, in Latin America, and during the Civil Rights movement in the US.
Common sense gun reform is consistent with Catholic teaching. Racism, Donald Trump and his wall are not.
Steve Mnuchin was unable to explain to Congress why Trump plans to lift sanctions on Oleg Deripaska, who attacked US elections in 2016.
Pelosi said it was one of the worst briefings they’ve received from the admin.
Steve says we should trust the Pres.
Oversight’s a bitch, huh?
Speaker Nancy Pelosi slammed a classified briefing given Thursday by Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin as "stiff competition" for "one of the worst classified briefings we have received from the Trump administration."
GOP Accomplishments of 2018:
💢3 Gov shut downs over bullshit.
💢A combined tax heist and trade war that has wrecked the US economy.
💢Allowing the violence against women’s act to expire.
💢A Stock Market unraveling we haven’t seen since the last GOP Pres crashed it. 1)
💢Worst Dow Jones Dec since 1931.
💢a steep rise in hate crimes.
💢10,000 legal, asylum seeking children separated from families and imprisoned.
💢Loss of health insurance for 3 million Americans by gutting ind mandate.
💢Abdication of duty of Congressional oversight. 2)
💢Selling out America to the oil industry as we careen toward economic & human climate disaster.
💢Suppressing new energy economy employing hundreds of thousands to prop up the 19th century coal industry employing 40K.
💢Historic undermining of democracy and rule of law. 3)