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Jan 13 14 tweets 8 min read
Watched #DontLookUp #dontlookupnetflix. #spoilers #SpoilerAlert @dontlookupfilm It's an awfully poignant & sad allegory for how humanity & #neoliberalism is failing to address both chronic problems like #poverty & #publichealth & existential threats to humanity such as #nuclearweapons, #ClimateCrisis, #biodiversity loss & even approaching asteroids.
Jan 12 9 tweets 5 min read
Novak Djokovic issued a statement regarding his #immigration status to #Australia to play #tennis in @AustralianOpen. instagram.com/p/CYnO7cDqbdj/… How many poor people are in jails because of "administrative mistakes?" How many migrants are languishing in detention facilities or have been deported because of "administrative mistakes?" How many migrants can't actually practice their professions & instead perform much less
Dec 5, 2021 9 tweets 10 min read
I've reviewed the resources @CodePink recommends as part of its #ChinaIsNotOurEnemy campaign regarding #Xinjiang #Uyghurs. codepink.org/china_faq These resources promote a cultural response to alleged threat of #terrorism from #EastTurkistan/#Xinjiang, and I'm not sure if @CodePink would also approve of governments like #UK #USA #Belgium #France similarly "reeducating" their Muslim minority populations.
Dec 5, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
This is an excerpt from a report supportive of Chinese government actions in #Xinjiang #EastTurkestan. It points to an expanded #China #PRC understanding of #CT #counterterrorism #GWOT, namely "cultural security." eurispes.eu/wp-content/upl… The 2015 Anti-Terrorism Law specifies the government’s opposition "to the use of any form of 'distorted religious doctrines' or other ideologies that incite hatred or discrimination and/or promote violence and other forms of extremism, with the aim of eradicating the ideological
Nov 15, 2021 10 tweets 4 min read
Convince me that artificial reproductive technologies (ARTs) r the right choice for society & individuals to pursue rather than reducing environmental & other risk factors for #infertility & promotion of ethical #fostering & #adoption.
pbs.org/wgbh/nova/vide… Convince me that having biological issue is worth ART's tremendous expense & medical risks.
Oct 21, 2021 6 tweets 4 min read
"Audre Lorde’s Anti-Imperial Consciousness" by Jack Turner #antiimperialism #Blackfeminism #socialism #Grenada #selfdetermination #equalopportunity #USA #history doi.org/10.1177/009059… Jack Turner discussed this article on Black Agenda Radio: "the #Grenada revolution could inspire a more transnational Black revolutionary presence within the western hemisphere, and as a result became a deep threat to the US State" blackagendareport.com/audre-lordes-r…
Oct 20, 2021 5 tweets 4 min read
#Georgia #gapol needs #IRV #RankedChoiceVoting #instantrunoffvoting. District 165 in Chatham County #Savannah has an upcoming special election because its representative passed away. #gapol sos.ga.gov/index.php/elec… Several candidates have qualified to be on the ballot for the election November 2, 2021. Voters will be forced to vote for 1, trying to guess on the outcome to make sure that they don't cast their votes for a candidate who won't win. #gapol
Sep 14, 2021 7 tweets 4 min read
Was watching #CLEvsKC #KCvsCLE & realized that there's more accountability in sports broadcasting for athletes who make mistakes than for politicians who led #USA into criminal, brutal wars in #Afghanistan #Iraq & elsewhere. The @Browns punter mishandled a snap, & @Chiefs got ball deep in Cleveland territory & scored a touchdown. Immediately, broadcast feed focused on the punter, I assume so that angry Browns fans could see if he felt sufficient shame that his mistake cost his team dearly.
Sep 7, 2021 12 tweets 4 min read
I'm as big a hater as the next hater, but even I want @DjokerNole to win @usopen #tennis championship & complete the calendar grand slam. #1, no man has accomplished this for more than 5 decades. Rooting against Novak at this point is like rooting against the next interplanetary rover just because you don't like the nation which launched it. This is an amazing, inspirational feat. Let's hope Djokovic can do it.
Apr 4, 2021 5 tweets 1 min read
Just watched @BreakingBad for 2nd time. In no particular order, some things I don't understand.

Spoilers ahead Why does Walter tell Lydia that he poisoned her with ricin? Couldn't she then get treatment?

Is ricin poisoning untreatable?

Or would Lydia rather die than face scrutiny of an investigation into her attempted murder?
Feb 18, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
I am concerned that @DaniilMedwed & @steftsitsipas will wear themselves out in @AustralianOpen semifinal & @DjokerNole will steamroll whoever reaches the final. I have suggestions: Flip a coin to determine finalist
Feb 9, 2021 13 tweets 4 min read
Seminario Virtual de Voces Comunitarias con el equipo TU APOYO del Departamento de Salud Mental de Carolina del Sur este jueves 11 de febrero. Sesión en inglés a las 12:00 PM. Sesión en español a las 12:30 PM. Moderadores: Andrea Flores y Alex Tovar, de la Comisión para Asuntos Minoritarios de Carolina del Sur. Para algunas personas, la pandemia del coronavirus ha hecho mella en su salud mental. Esa es una de las razones por las que el Departamento de Salud Mental de Carolina del Sur y el Departamento de Servicios de Abuso de Alcohol y Otras Drogas de
Feb 7, 2021 8 tweets 4 min read
Going through a stack of DVDs I've accumulated in the course of a decade which I haven't watched. I just finished the pilot episode of "The Cleaner. imdb.com/title/tt110397…

"A guy transforms his life by taking control over his addictions and using his story to help others." Recently, I listened to "The Cruel, Voyeuristic Quackery of Rehab TV Shows," an episode of @citationspod featuring @WideAsleepNima @adamjohnsonnyc with guest @maiasz
citationsneeded.medium.com/episode-99-the…
Jan 22, 2021 8 tweets 3 min read
I caught the last set & a half of Marat Safin's victory over Roger Federer in 2005 Australian Open semifinal on @TennisChannel. Unbelievable #tennis & drama. Full match here My impression is that nobody has lost more Grand Slam matches having had match points than Federer. Is that true?
Jan 21, 2021 7 tweets 3 min read
This #culturaltrendsetter liked "Ad Astra" imdb.com/title/tt293551… I had questions about the plausibility of what I saw. Many others did as well google.com/search?q=fact+…
Jan 16, 2021 11 tweets 6 min read
.@RepRickAllen #gapol #GA12 #Georgia claimed in a Dec 10, 2020 amicus brief to #SCOTUS that @GaSecofState unconstitutionally changed process by which signature matching on absentee ballots could be challenged allen.house.gov/news/documents… Here are the relevant passages from the brief
Jan 15, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
What songs describe social media? When you first use @Facebook, it feels like @billyjoel "Scenes From an Italian Restaurant (1977)" Then you get in political arguments & it feels like @FinalLevel's "Colors"
Jan 14, 2021 11 tweets 3 min read
The way #OrangeFungus drop-kicked Rudy Giuliani reminded me of some passages from the Quran describing how both those who lead people to evil and those who follow share in the consequences theguardian.com/us-news/2021/j… Image Image
Jan 13, 2021 9 tweets 3 min read
Star Trek S1E02 "Who Mourns for Adonais?" #TOS #StarTrek imdb.com/title/tt070848… has interesting features 1) sexism tempered by female crew members' competence, (2) advancement of Ancient Aliens theory & 3) use of Pre-Modern anti-Muslim slur 4) appearance of Walter Koenig: Chekov For the 1st time, Michelle Nichols as Uhura performs a technical task. In previous episodes, she basically was a receptionist or a switchboard operator.
Dec 23, 2020 4 tweets 3 min read
I am glad some people are upset that #45Regime #OrangeFungus pardoned #Blackwater perps of #NisourSquare massacre in #Iraq. I ask those people to think about Obama's (& Biden's) decision not to pursue any criminal investigations of Bush era crimes, including the ultimate crime as described in #Nuremberg trials, "aggressive war." If you're angry at Trump for pardoning people at the bottom of the criminal enterprise, how angry should you be at Obama & Biden for failing to investigate those at the top of enterprise which carried out one of the largest crimes
Dec 20, 2020 9 tweets 3 min read
A misguided friend sent me a document supporting #45Regime allegations that he won reelection in November. Among the allegations is that in #Nevada "in an effort orchestrated by the Biden campaign, Native Americans appear to have traded their votes not for pieces of silver but rather for Visa gift cards, jewelry, and other 'swag.'"

Here's the link to the Nevada Supreme Court's decision in response to the Biden delegates' request for the Court to expedite a squashing of the Trump delegates' attempts to forbid them from voting democracydocket.com/wp-content/upl…