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Racism In Plain Sight

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  1. June 11, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    Moscow Mitch blocking a vote on HR 1 which would provide money and more for election security is in effect a knee on the neck of democracy, as is tRump’s BS about voter fraud. We know the GOP cheats to win, endangering people’s lives in the process. Racism is genocide as is Covid-19.

  2. 2 sherijr
    June 11, 2020 at 9:24 pm

    Thank you Nerdy

  3. June 11, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    HAPPY FRIDAY TO ALL MY TOD FRIENDS!!!! PARRR-TEEEE!!!!

    What??

    fuck
    dammit

  4. 8 pkayden
    June 11, 2020 at 9:55 pm

  5. 9 pkayden
    June 11, 2020 at 10:26 pm

    • 10 jacquelineoboomer
      June 12, 2020 at 12:04 am

      So amazing.

      I could feel her fear from here.

      • 11 Dudette
        June 12, 2020 at 1:59 am

        There’s more to this amazing story. Check this out thread!

        • June 12, 2020 at 2:08 am

  6. June 11, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    If we’re smart, COVID19 can help eradicate COVID1619.

  7. 14 jacquelineoboomer
    June 12, 2020 at 12:02 am

  8. June 12, 2020 at 2:32 am

    Thread 👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾

  9. June 12, 2020 at 3:42 am

  10. June 12, 2020 at 3:46 am

  11. 18 marleysperson
    June 12, 2020 at 8:00 am

    Morning everyone

  12. 20 marleysperson
    June 12, 2020 at 8:10 am

    May this be LG’s and Senate Republicans undoing

  13. 21 Dudette
    June 12, 2020 at 8:11 am

    Good Morning.
    Watch this and see if you agree these 27 minutes of your time were well spent. Trust me and watch to the end. We are connected in so many ways; some you might never imagine. 🙏🏾

  14. 23 marleysperson
    June 12, 2020 at 9:12 am

    Possible death isn’t a good enough reason for TN?

  15. 24 jer44
    June 12, 2020 at 9:14 am

  16. 25 marleysperson
    June 12, 2020 at 9:25 am

    Share. Widely.

  17. 26 jer44
    June 12, 2020 at 9:28 am

  18. 27 marleysperson
    June 12, 2020 at 9:30 am

    I’m reading this morning from my NYT snip that comes to my email, that Kamala Harris is emerging as top VP pick. Let’s hope so. And I hope Joe starts dropping names sooner rather than later about who his choices to lead are.

    • 28 Dudette
      June 12, 2020 at 10:52 am

      Yeh but they don’t do that (officially reveal who’s being considering during the vetting process) and Joe’s already said why. It’s a good bet he’ll stick to that. People outside the campaign will continue speculating, guessing and suggesting as always. Ultimately we’ll know when Joe wants us to know. In the meantime, we kinda know… But not really. 🙃😁

  19. 29 jer44
    June 12, 2020 at 9:41 am

  20. 30 Nerdy Wonka
    June 12, 2020 at 10:20 am

  21. June 12, 2020 at 10:26 am

    Hi NW,
    Why will information on Alabama’s hospital situation not post up?…I keep trying.

    • June 12, 2020 at 10:29 am

      Very disturbing that factual information about postive cases in Montgomery, which have risen 500% since the pandemic began according to Forbes, simply will not post on here.

  22. June 12, 2020 at 10:33 am

    Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed sounded the alarm to Maddow 3 weeks ago:
    “Right now in Montgomery we are at a point where we can see the cliff and we don’t want to get too close to it for fear of falling off.”
    “The filling up and spilling over of hospitals in Alabama…the steady rise in new cases also comes as people have been gathering on the streets of Montgomery and elsewhere in Alabama, in protest over the death of George Floyd, in protest against police violence, and in favor of racial justice. Multiple protests, crowded protests, over the last few weeks have added a new layer of complexity to a public health crisis, and to how to govern responsively and effectively in the middle of this coming from all sides.” (Maddow)

    • June 12, 2020 at 10:34 am

      Maddow: “Checking back in with you. How are things going in your city?”

      Mayor Steven Reed:
      “Rachel I wish I could say they were going a lot better, but unfortunately they’re going in the wrong direction. We’re at a point right now that will surpass where we were in May and we’re only through the first 11 days of June. And unfortunately, while we have beds and ventilators available, we are full, we are at capacity with our ICU beds here in Montgomery. And we just can’t seem to get people to understand that we have not won the battle with COVID-19 yet, and we have to continue to be vigilant in this process. Right now in the city, seems as though some people are wearing masks, some others are not. And I think that’s problematic regarding the trend line that we would like to see versus the one that is the reality right now.”

    • June 12, 2020 at 10:46 am

      Mayor Reed:
      “It’s just that the ICU beds are full, but they have the capacity to convert other rooms into ICU units. So they feel like it is a manageable situation right now, but it’s not one that we can sustain. And the problem with that is that our hospital staff are fatigued, they’re emotionally and physically worn out, and we’re starting to see some of those cracks. And I think for a community such as ours, we have to remind ourselves that we each have a responsibility in this. And we each have to make sure that although we want to get to the end of this series, so to speak, we aren’t there yet. We’re still in the beginning, or maybe the middle at best, of this battle with COVID-19 virus and we have to do those things that we were doing just a couple of months ago.”

    • June 12, 2020 at 10:46 am

      Mayor Reed:
      “And right now we have been doing those and talking with Dr. Scott Harris, our Director for the Department of Public Health, he believes this is the perfect timing for what could be traced back to Memorial Day weekend. And this is about that incubation time we’re seeing now…when people gathered together over Memorial Day and certainly days before and after, that are producing some of these results and the skyrocketing numbers.”
      Maddow:
      “Mr. Mayor are you concerned that, I know you’ve had some healthy protests in Montgomery Alabama, just like like every city in the country did in the wake of George Floyd’s killing, these racial justice protests. Are you concerned that they may also have been a factor in terms of new cases, and new exposures in your state and in your city?”

    • June 12, 2020 at 10:47 am

      Mayor Reed:
      “I think that we’ll see those results coming in the next few days and weeks. And I certainly understand those protestors who wanted to get out there and express their rage, their anger and their frustration at the system. Here in Montgomery they were very peaceful, they were very purposeful. And we made it our part to hear exactly what their complaints were, what changes they wanted to see. So I think we will see the impact of those protests in the upcoming days. What I think we see right now is this being a wedge issue unfortunately, and some people choosing to abide by the social distancing guidelines, and others who are not. And unfortunately if you are here in the grocery store, if you are out and about, you don’t know who is asymptomatic or who is pre-symptomatic, or who is symptomatic. What we know is that not enough people are wearing masks, not enough people are staying at home. We cannot sustain this rate of infection, not only in Montgomery but in other parts of Alabama.”

  23. 40 pkayden
    June 12, 2020 at 10:34 am

    • June 12, 2020 at 11:11 am

      A national policy of everybody wearing a mask will save countless lives.
      We cannot end the spread while ever states and cities are doing a mishmash cross-infection approach.
      Half the country is opening up after they didn’t lock down! This can only lead to numbers skyrocketing.
      Q: What is the payoff for governors in trump’s pocket who are risking their residents lives?
      Wear.A.Mask.

  24. 43 marleysperson
    June 12, 2020 at 10:37 am

    Ouch

  25. 44 Dudette
    June 12, 2020 at 10:56 am

  26. 45 Dudette
    June 12, 2020 at 11:00 am

  27. 46 Dudette
    June 12, 2020 at 11:03 am

    Don’t forget to show love. ♥️

  28. 47 marleysperson
    June 12, 2020 at 11:04 am

    Dear god. What they have done.

  29. 48 Dudette
    June 12, 2020 at 11:06 am

    It will be packed

  30. 51 marleysperson
    June 12, 2020 at 11:13 am

    Both disgusting excuses for humans. They deserve each other. But we’ve known this all along.

  31. 53 jer44
    June 12, 2020 at 11:21 am

  32. 54 Dudette
    June 12, 2020 at 11:25 am

  33. 57 Dudette
    June 12, 2020 at 11:27 am

  34. 59 Dudette
    June 12, 2020 at 11:27 am

  35. 60 marleysperson
    June 12, 2020 at 11:29 am

    ❤️

  36. 61 jer44
    June 12, 2020 at 11:35 am

  37. 62 jer44
    June 12, 2020 at 11:38 am

  38. 63 jer44
    June 12, 2020 at 11:43 am

  39. June 12, 2020 at 11:55 am

    500 million infections.
    Together.
    We prevented.
    In 6 major countries.
    “I don’t think any human endeavor has ever saved so many lives in such a short period of time,”
    said lead author Solomon Hsiang, the director of UC Berkeley’s Global Policy Laboratory.
    (https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2020/06/08/uc-berkeley-study-covid-19-safety-measures-stopped-500m-infections-60-million-in-u-s/)
    –What nations and residents have done for each other by social distancing, staying home, wearing masks.
    –Just getting started.

  40. 65 marleysperson
    June 12, 2020 at 12:09 pm

    Thread

  41. 66 pkayden
    June 12, 2020 at 12:15 pm

  42. June 12, 2020 at 12:21 pm

    Laurie Garrett, remarkable Pullitzer prize-winner science journalist who saw the fallout coming:
    Saying that during H1N:
    CDC did a presser every day,
    one for us and one for governors.
    CDC’s engagement was enormous. A consistent policy was used across 50 states, period.
    New York is going into phase one recovery after 8 weeks of shutdown, and should be an example to all.
    By contrast, cities that have never locked down are leaping suddenly into phase 3 recovery.
    After so many people did the hard work of following protocols.
    A negative 5.2 GDP is predicted for the entire global economy.
    A negative 8.5 GDP is predicted for the U.S.
    And still there is no national policy.
    No consistent strategy,
    Nothing coherent between states.
    The hope is for a vaccine but there are no guarantees.
    Garrett asks what if it doesn’t work, has a weak immune response, negative side effects?
    Clearly we have to keep taking action on all known fronts.
    –At the minimum pls wear a mask when you go out.

  43. 69 marleysperson
    June 12, 2020 at 12:33 pm

    Let the rest follow

    • 70 jacquelineoboomer
      June 12, 2020 at 3:23 pm

      There you go. One of the “best” ideas yet on how to disperse some of the funding that previously went to the police in some areas. And Boston needs it, as much as any other city and much more than some.

  44. 71 Nerdy Wonka
    June 12, 2020 at 12:40 pm

  45. 74 Nerdy Wonka
    June 12, 2020 at 12:41 pm

  46. 75 marleysperson
    June 12, 2020 at 12:56 pm

    Yes!!!!

  47. June 12, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    Osage textile and ceramic artist Anita Fields:
    “Our history has been so suppressed; It has been told from one side.”
    “Now we have the opportunity to speak about where we come from and who we are.”
    Celebrating Native American women with artworks spanning over a thousand years.
    First major exhibition of its kind: “Hearts of Our People.”
    82 artworks explores the work of 115 artists of Native nations from North America.
    Each piece tells a story of the creative force – often the mothers, grandmothers, aunts and sisters –
    behind Native American art, and provides a long-overdue space for the representation and attribution of
    individual cultures.”
    (Closed temporarily due to virus.)
    (https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/native-women-artists-reclaim-their-narrative-180974537/)

  48. 77 pkayden
    June 12, 2020 at 1:10 pm

  49. 78 Dudette
    June 12, 2020 at 1:25 pm

    Um… okay ✊🏾

    Original

  50. 79 Dudette
    June 12, 2020 at 1:26 pm

  51. June 12, 2020 at 1:46 pm

    WE are Strong and We are Powerful

  52. 82 Dudette
    June 12, 2020 at 1:51 pm

  53. 85 Dudette
    June 12, 2020 at 1:55 pm

    VOTE

  54. June 12, 2020 at 2:56 pm

  55. 87 pkayden
    June 12, 2020 at 3:00 pm

  56. 88 jacquelineoboomer
    June 12, 2020 at 3:10 pm

  57. 89 Nerdy Wonka
    June 12, 2020 at 3:10 pm

  58. June 12, 2020 at 3:13 pm

    • 93 Don
      June 12, 2020 at 4:43 pm

      Soooooo, of all the things that these Mensa members could have said or done to show their solidarity. They brainstormed and this is what they came up with? I’m more curious about what didn’t make the cut.

  59. June 12, 2020 at 3:21 pm

    • 95 jacquelineoboomer
      June 12, 2020 at 3:25 pm

      No idea if Mr. Tribe drinks or not, but if he does, he’s going to be one of the ones drinking for four days straight, after 45 is forcibly removed from the Oval.

      Might join him.

  60. June 12, 2020 at 3:33 pm

    DOING THE WORK.

  61. 97 jer44
    June 12, 2020 at 4:08 pm

  62. 99 pkayden
    June 12, 2020 at 4:52 pm

  63. 100 nena20409
    June 12, 2020 at 4:53 pm

  64. 101 marleysperson
    June 12, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    We nearly all agree on something!!

  65. 102 Dudette
    June 12, 2020 at 5:11 pm

  66. 103 nena20409
    June 12, 2020 at 5:12 pm

  67. 104 nena20409
    June 12, 2020 at 5:17 pm

  68. June 12, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    Love this man.

  69. 106 nena20409
    June 12, 2020 at 5:30 pm

  70. 107 nena20409
    June 12, 2020 at 5:34 pm

  71. 109 nena20409
    June 12, 2020 at 5:50 pm

  72. 110 Dudette
    June 12, 2020 at 7:44 pm

    Cool thread.


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