@smithsonian Pocahontas- Recent studies of Powhatan Indians practices, when intruders were captured the practice was to allow the women to decide whether to live or die. Living, they were adopted into the family, which did happen. Smith returned to England. She married John Rolfe
2/ Traveling to England to be introduced at Court, Pocahontas met John Smith again, seemed upset she was deceived about his reported death. Un accustomed to England’s cold damp weather, she caught an infection and died, never returned home.
Jul 28 • 6 tweets • 7 min read
Unsustainable #RVA finances @RTDNEWS We already have higher tax rate than Fairfax Co. $1.5B in #DD TIFs are payday loans against future taxes while future also has MANDATORY Wastewater Bill Cost of $1.3B @rvabizsense#RVAcouncil@CBS6@DaveRess1@NBC12 Can't afford #DD project
Cost figures for DiamondDistrict $1.5B AND $1.3B for MANDATORY WasteWater project, NOT reflecting inflation.The loss of TIF payday loans $ is money we don't have 4 Sewer Project, let alone for @RPS_Schools & @RichmondPolice Please review @Jeffersoninst Tell #RVA if this works
Jul 24 • 4 tweets • 4 min read
Teamsters are advertsing heavily to organize #RVA workers. THIS MUST NOT HAPPEN. They are using pictures of DRMLK but THEIR connections are to #JimmyHoffa & his son JImmyP Hoffa, both Presidents of Teamsters. But Teamsters are known for OTHER ties we DON'T want HERE! #RVACouncil
TEAMSTERS have ALREADY ANNOUNCED PLANS to BE AGGRESSIVE taking advatage of the supply chain shortages, making them worse to extort concessions from their targets. In #RVA that could be @GRTCTransit@GRTCPulse & other city services. @RTDOpinions#RVAcouncil@KatherineJRVA@CBS6
Thanks @RTDNEWS for info on Diamond District. It's to be funded byTIFs like Navy Hill. It's Navy Hill+6th Street Market Place combined, funded by TIFs, known to impact school funding. Interest rates must be paid from annual budgets as interest rates rise. #RVA@KatherineJRVA@RTDNEWS@KatherineJRVA Here's @TheWeek article about Navy Hill. Farrell was not pushing for this. Other backers hidden by shell company NH District were. Political figures to benefit too, but TIFs are known to siphon local funds from schools. Info on TIFs: p1-2 #RVACouncil declined. Get new $$ data.
Jul 3 • 10 tweets • 5 min read
I like you @GovRonDeSantis but this shows you're ill informed on America's founders. I'll inform you.
Florida offers new training for teachers that says it was a 'misconception' that 'the Founders desired strict separation of church and state': report msn.com/en-us/news/us/…
Virginia was 1st colony of what became the British Empire, named for Protestant English Queen Elizabeth I, preceded by her Catholic sister Mary Tudor, for whom Bloody Mary drink is named, who burned so many protestants who refused to convert back to Catholicism. @GovRonDeSantis
Jun 30 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
Walls work @JoeBiden Open borders DON'T. The Supreme Court WANTS to see a flood of illegal migrants flooding across US borders & into Texas @BetoORourke Those visuals will erase any memory of Roe come Nov 1.
Gentlemen, please do not vote for Senate marijuana legalization bills. Protect America's youth. @jontester@Sen_JoeManchin#Science below
Cannabis Regulatory Update: Schumer's Chief Counsel Reveals What's Happening With Federal Marijuana Legalization Bill msn.com/en-us/money/ma…
My PhD & PostDoc research were funded by NIDA(NatlInstonDrugAbuse)/NIH to study psychotomimetic drugs -mimic psychosis, cause hallucinations/psychosis. Sons of 2 Va legislators died from pot. 1 ate buds, died, 2nd psychotic episode, suicide. 3 children ate gummies, died last wk.
Apr 11 • 10 tweets • 8 min read
Putin's vision:Dugin's Philiosophy of Russia's destiny "China, too, must fall. Russia’s ambitions in Asia will require “the territorial disintegration, splintering and the political and administrative partition of the [Chinese] state.” @MFA_China@chinanews.yahoo.com/putin-messiah-…
In the coerced Amur "Annexation" treaties, Imperial Russia physically forced Qing Dynasty to sign over Chinese land in SE Siberia (rich in resources) Again in 1900 Russian Empire attacked @china invaded Manchuria, a Russian victory. More conflicts after 1917 @MFA_China@PDChina
“First we had catastrophic injuries from bombs, then shooting, next mines scattered along roads but worst of all are the stuffed toys filled with explosives. They are targeting families. Be in no doubt, the Russians are determined to kill our civilians & children too.” @nytimes
Apr 8 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
Make sure France's election systems are secure @EmmanuelMacron He likes Ms LP sounds like he could try to interfere as he did in US in 2016. Liberal nazis?
'Liberal-Nazi' Dictators May Take Power in U.S. and Europe, Russia Claims msn.com/en-us/news/wor…
Does that mean he’s going to attack?
This is Ethnic Cleansing, premeditated w malice by Putin, Russian government, Russian Orthodox Patriarch, Russian military. The intent is exactly what he stated, if the west doesn’t meet Putin’s DEMANDS give him @Ukraine, @PolandUN , @LVinEU@Lithuania@EEinEU he will start WAR
@JakeSullivan46@WHNSC This contains the plans Putin & his inner circle discussed for this invasion. Ukrainizattion. Kill them all, including dogs. Because of 2/02/2022 date. year of Tiger, Tiger Putin planned to pounce. Read it all.
@GeneralClark I know how @Ukraine is standing their ground & pushing Russia back. We did it, #Virginia & 12 other British colonies fought & defeated the greatest military in the world. It took 8 years. Finally the French fleet bottled up Chesapeake Bay & Cornwallis surrendered.
In between however, many dark moments. Rode horses or marched, weapons were not so lethal. No threat of Armageddon. But we had help from France, our oldest ally, Poles who fought 4 freedom from Russia, Pulaski; Kovats(Hungarian),Von Steuben. For freedom, a new enlightenment idea.
Mar 31 • 9 tweets • 7 min read
@JonLemire Here's a long thread on Hunter Biden/Ukraine/Burisma narrative by @kurteichenwald I saved. These stories never die. Yale Law grad Hunter has experience in corporate compliance (Think Sarbanes Oxley) needed to set up anti corruption guardrails 4 Bursima,skills HB had 1/ @JonLemire@kurteichenwald His law firm charged $1000/hr. Paid to Bois Schiller.@JonLemire Burisma needed to clean up corruption by implementing western style corporate governance, skills Hunter had as a corporate compliance lawyer.
#HelpUkraineNow 1. Ensure a full flow of real-time US intelligence information to Ukraine about Russian military capabilities, positions & intentions by fully embedding Ukrainian officers in our intel processing so they can report directly not US. @MarkWarner@SecBlinken@POTUS2. @NATO allies TRANSFER Soviet-made MiG-29 aircraft to Ukraine, w financing by @Europarl_EN These allies are willing to share the equipment, Ukrainians know how to use it
3.Provide US A-10 ground-attack aircraft @Ukraine has some pilots trained. @MarkWarner@POTUS@SecDef