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Apr
15

A Tweet Or Two

Barack Obama, Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan

President Barack Obama meets with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates, in the Oval Office of the White House

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Michelle Obama, Dylan Tete

First Lady Michelle Obama smiles as she is introduced by Dylan Tete, an Iraq War veteran and executive director of Bastion Community of Resilience, at an event honoring efforts to help homeless veterans in New Orleans. First Lady Michelle Obama and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu spoke Monday to leaders from government, industry and the non-profit sector. The topic was the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness, which Obama started last June. She said the city has moved more than 260 veterans into housing since the initiative began

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This is horrific. Black people are being targeted left, right, and sideways. Get arrested for walking, get arrested for driving, get arrested for riding a bicycle. This country is waging a war everyday against Black people. It’s too much

“Of the 10,000 bicycle tickets issued by Tampa police in the past dozen years, the newspaper found that black cyclists received 79 percent of those citations, despite making up less than a quarter of the city’s population.”

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Truth

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Once Again: Black people are NOT one person

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Disgraceful. Shame on the GOP

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The savagery is real

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Presenting the “new” face of the GOP

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Oh, so they can use non-deadly force. Look at that

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And yielded nothing worthwhile. Great waste of money, GOP

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While people suffer…

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Congress sells the government to the highest bidder:

“Corporations now spend about $2.6 billion a year on reported lobbying expenditures – more than the $2 billion we spend to fund the House ($1.16 billion) and Senate ($820 million).”

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Grassroots activism at its finest

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LOL. If you’re holding a Taylor Swift album, you need to revaluate your life

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50 Responses to “A Tweet Or Two”


  1. April 20, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    Open Letter from Global CEOs to World Leaders Urging Concrete Climate Action: CEO-led initiative to create a fertile ground for a responsible and global climate deal in Paris 2015:

    “Climate change is one of the biggest global challenges that will shape the way we do business now and in the coming decades. The United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties 21 (COP21), to be held in Paris in December 2015, aims to deliver a new climate change agreement that will put the world on track to a low-carbon, sustainable future while keeping the rise in global temperature to under 2 degrees Celsius….

    …This coalition, comprising 43 CEOs from companies with operations in over 150 countries and territories, and facilitated by the World Economic Forum, believes the private sector has a responsibility to actively engage in global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and to help lead the global transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient economy. This coalition further seeks to catalyze and aggregate action and initiatives from companies from all industry sectors — towards delivering concrete climate solutions and innovations in their practices, operations and policies. The undersigned, as CEO climate leaders, urge the world’s leaders to reach an ambitious climate deal at COP21, aligned with the UN Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We extend an open offer to national governments to meet and co-design tangible actions as well as ambitious, effective targets that are appropriate for their different jurisdictions….continued”

  2. 5 MightyPamela
    April 20, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    ❤ {{{{{ TOD }}}}} ❤

  3. April 20, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    “Scientists in Australia, home to some of the most poisonous creatures on Earth, have made an important discovery about spider venom that eventually could lead to a new class of painkillers. Spiders use their venom to immobilize or kill their prey. Researchers from the University of Queensland isolated seven peptides—the building blocks of proteins—in spider venom that blocked the molecular pathway responsible for sending pain signals from the nerves to the brain. One peptide in particular, from a Borneo orange-fringed tarantula, had the right structure, stability and potency to potentially become a painkilling drug, the researchers said. The study was recently published in the British Journal of Pharmacology.

    The medical community is eager to identify new medications to treat chronic pain, which affects about 15% of all adults, according to a 2012 study published in the Journal of Pain. Traditional painkillers such as morphine and widely used medications like hydrocodone can be addictive, and abuse of the drugs has soared in recent years, prompting stricter regulations from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. “Spider venom acts in a different way to standard painkillers,” said Jennifer Smith, a research officer at the University of Queensland’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience. Dr. Smith, one of the authors of the Australian study, doesn’t expect a painkiller derived from the venom will be addictive because it blocks a specific channel that transmits pain to the brain. Opiate painkillers, by contrast, block widespread opioid receptors on cells in the brain, spinal cord and other organs….continued”

  4. April 20, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    “Though they sound like a weapon in a super-villain’s arsenal, remote-controlled cockroaches are actually forces for good, according to the researchers who hacked the brains of the reviled bugs and bent them to the will of their human controllers. The key to the process is an “electronic backpack” that’s wired into the roach’s natural sensing mechanisms. By manipulating a remote control, not unlike one used for remote-controlled cars, researchers can guide the roach down a prescribed path. As North Carolina State University’s Tahmid Latif explains in this new video from National Geographic, “When we stimulate their right antenna, they think that there’s an obstacle to the right and it makes them turn left.”…

    NC State professor Alper Bozkurt dreams of deploying these remote-controlled roaches — BioBots, as he calls them — in humanitarian disaster zones. The enslaved roaches would use their natural agility and a small, unidirectional microphone array to work their way toward a sound source. For example, a person buried under a pile of rubble. The precise location of the person in need of rescue would be relayed from the roach, back to first responders. “They are moving about on their free will and we are just nudging them in appropriate locations of our interest,” Latif says…cont”

  5. April 20, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    “A new species of glass frog has been discovered with translucent skin so you can see its insides. The creature, named Hyalinobatrachium dianae, was found in the mountains of eastern Costa Rica and has a distinctive call. While most of its body is a brilliant lime green, like all species of glass frogs, the skin on its underside is see-though, making its organs easily visible….

    …Lead author of the study, Dr Kubicki said: Its advertisement call is quite unique…It’s different than any other species that has been discovered.’
    The study says the frog’s ‘advertisement call’ consists of ‘a single tonal long metallic whistle-like note with a duration of 0.40–0.55 s… and a dominant frequency of 3.35–3.44 kHz’. It’s likely the frog uses it to find a mate in the mountain forests. Dr Kubicki said that the amphibian sounds more like an insect than a frog, which may explain how experts missed it during their extensive survey…continued”

  6. 12 Nena20409
    April 20, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    Fantastic Post, NW.
    Wow!
    LP and Besty, congrats on your Au ⭐ ⭐

  7. April 20, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    😆

    looks like I found my Halloween constume for this year 😀 😀

  8. April 20, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    Assholes been it if for ~month, only through air and now want out….(meaning US do our dirty work or we will cause hell on the Iran deal)

  9. April 20, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    Seems like every year in Japan or S.Korea

  10. April 20, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    Lawrence O’Donnell has said that the Koch Brothers has already pick their puppet for 2016, it’s that puppet from Wisconsin. Scott Walker.

  11. 20 almablanca
    April 20, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    Thank you newsy nerdy. Great roundup. Appreciate it so much as I have been too busy to do more than glance at TOD during the day lately.

  12. April 20, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    The police officer who held back from shooting the suspect who had killed two people, yes he did a decent thing, but I have to wonder if that suspect were black, would he had shot him?

  13. 25 99ts
    April 20, 2015 at 11:34 pm

    Not impressed by the pandering to creationists in the Jennifer Bendery tweet (if I read it correctly)

    Otherwise – a wonderful collection – as always – thanks NW

  14. April 20, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    Watching (and recording) the first episode of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Star Talk on NatGeo Channel. I’m all tingly! 😀 😀 😀 ❤ ❤ ❤

  15. 28 Dudette
    April 21, 2015 at 1:05 am

    Love the collection Nerdy!

    —————-

    Ha, Amateur!… Heck when I threatened to run away at 7 years old, my mother helped me pack my little pink suitcase, fixed me a bag lunch and gave me a map (I couldn’t read it, of course). I was kind of shocked that she didn’t beg me to stay, so I sat down about thought leaving for a long time… like 10 minutes or something.Then Star Trek came on and I changed my mind! 😀

    • 29 theo67
      April 21, 2015 at 1:21 am

      So cute!

    • 31 jacquelineoboomer
      April 21, 2015 at 1:47 am

      Once adorable, always adorable! You’re adorable!

    • 33 Nerdy Wonka
      April 21, 2015 at 5:14 am

      LOL.

    • 34 nospin
      April 21, 2015 at 10:54 am

      I did the same thing to my daughter was 3 and threw a tantrum. (We don’t do tantrums in my house). She insisted she was leaving and held her little hand, walked her to her room to select a change of clothes, extra underwear, helped her to pack her pink suitcase, gave a bagged lunch with a snack an some change for the bus and a phone call. Sent her right out the door. After 3 minutes of undisturbed self reflection while wailing on the front porch …. I guess she changed her mind.

      needless to say I have four kids and that scenario never happened again.

  16. 35 Dudette
    April 21, 2015 at 1:39 am

  17. 36 Dudette
    April 21, 2015 at 1:53 am

    🙂

    Here’s the song she’s talking about! 😀 ❤ 😀

  18. 37 Dudette
    April 21, 2015 at 1:56 am

  19. 38 Dudette
    April 21, 2015 at 2:11 am

  20. 41 Dudette
    April 21, 2015 at 2:21 am

  21. 42 Dudette
    April 21, 2015 at 2:22 am

  22. 43 Dudette
    April 21, 2015 at 2:28 am

  23. 45 Dudette
    April 21, 2015 at 2:30 am

  24. 46 Dudette
    April 21, 2015 at 2:33 am

    Goodnight Family!

  25. April 21, 2015 at 3:12 am

    Ms. Dudette, thank you.
    I enjoyed everything you posted here.
    Sweet sleep….

  26. April 21, 2015 at 5:41 am

    Goooooooooooood Morning EVeryone….Thank you so much for the outstanding gathering of Tweets…thank you so much Nerdy Wonka…

    To TOD

    i know that for many of us the roll out of the Clinton Campaign has not been easy …for many reasons….i must admit …my spirit has been dampen by this move to reset to Pre-Obama..but there can be no reset…we have all be affected….

    i saw the OFA organizing video…that reminded me what is possible ..that we are still moving Forward….that it is up to US…

    as this video reminds us Nothing is more powerful than a million voices calling for Change….Obots Forever! smilin


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