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Entrepreneur/podcaster. #AI. #healthcare. #Feminist. LGBTQ+/BLM ally. Skeptic. Traveler/ex-expat (🇳🇴🇫🇷🇪🇸🇬🇧🇮🇹) Co-parent. Nerd. Beware #dadjokes!
Dec 23, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
Let’s hear a wonderful Christmas tale!

Christmas wasn’t celebrated by Christians at all in the religion’s first several centuries.

When Constantine made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire, the date for Christmas was mandated as 25 December in order to

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co-opt existing pagan holidays of the solstice and a traditional Roman holiday of similar nature (celebrating the rebirth of the Unconquered Sun, aka Sol Invictus), already celebrated on that date.

Early Christian scholars debated the date of Jesus’s birth, with one scholar

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May 6, 2020 18 tweets 7 min read
Thread on my #CovidDataProject: #ReOpenAmerica edition.

For those not familiar with my work, the original (and still primary) aim of my model was to answer the question, “Where would we be on #COVID19 deaths had @realDonaldTrump acted quickly and responsibly?” The answer is

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is shocking. As of midnight UTC last night, we stood at 72,271 deaths, and my model shows 90.905%, 65,698 American souls, would still be alive had he acted quickly. In other words, this would have been another tragic but relatively small blip on the epidemic radar, similar in
May 1, 2020 21 tweets 19 min read
@morningmika @JoeBiden So there’s a lot to unpack here.

Thread.

First of all, if #BelieveWomen isn’t tempered with basic common sense, then it’s simply blind dogma, and thus quite dangerous and subject to horrible abuses, as I’ve said long before I ever heard the name Tara Reade.

Let’s compare the @morningmika @JoeBiden cases of Biden and Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh: despite being an only marginally well known public figure prior to his nomination, he had not one but multiple accusers. His known, documented behavior, not to mention his judicial actions, all point to a distinct lack of respect for
Apr 9, 2020 6 tweets 4 min read
Daily update on my #CovidDataProject to track the #COVID19 pandemic and hold Trump & the @gop accountable by determining avoidable deaths. Today’s numbers and comments, with predictions. (Thread.)

Total deaths: 14736
Avoidable deaths: 13078 (89%)

Trends & predictions: glad to report that US case growth has slowed for the 3rd day in a row, demonstrating that local and state efforts are starting to succeed where @realdonaldtrump & the @gop failed so criminally & miserably. We could have total containment as early as November barring any surprises.

But
Oct 22, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
So @realDonaldTrump says #Republicans are providing #JobsNotMobs. So I did some checking:

-Ten states with the highest unemployment rates: 80% of their governors are Republican.

-Ten states with highest violent crime: 80% of their governors are Republican.

<womp womp> Sources: bls.gov, worldatlas.com
Sep 24, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
A judge making about 200k was able to pay a 92k country club membership joining fee and put a cash down payment (that exceeded his ENTIRE STATED NET WORTH) on a house worth over a million dollars.

His name is Brett Kavanaugh. And he was shady AF before anyone knew about Ford. #CrookedKavanaugh