Follower of the Way. Lover of truth, music, books & nature/animals. Homeless as teen & young adult, so homeless are close to my heart. NYC native (Wash Heights)

Newark, NJ
Joined September 2009
The actions being taken right now will not contain the Monkeypox pandemic. This has been a disaster. We need to quickly and adequately implement the basics of ubiquitous testing, supportive isolation, and contact tracing. We can't do this again, we must demand better.
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“If you want to map inequality in New York, you can just count trees. Or measure the temperature…in East Harlem, the blacktop registered at 115 degrees, a full 31 degrees hotter.” nytimes.com/2021/08/20/nyreg…
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My initial thought upon reading this is that the United States simply does not have a lot of options to resolve this in a manner that won’t risk civic implosion.
The rule of law can't be vindicated if half the country thinks the effort to do so is a sham. damonlinker.substack.com/p/a…
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Why “they can just go to a homeless shelter” fundamentally misunderstands how the shelter system works. 🧵/1
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The push to get people in the US to stop masking and to stop other COVID prevention efforts is blatant manufacturing consent.
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2 patients. Both fully boosted with very mild COVID 4-6 weeks ago. No change in meds/medical conditions. Both working. Stable GFRs of 50 and 40 to 29 and 28 post infection. Tell me again how "mild" Omicron has become and why we shouldn't be focused on transmission, indoor air?
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A functional society does not have a shortage of teachers and nurses and an overabundance of police.
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Genuinely concerned for the safety of the United States Magistrate Judge who signed that warrant and their family. Hope the U.S. Marshal Service is on the ball right now. /1
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"A normally healthy, athletic, vaccinated person, I struggled through 10 full days of debilitating symptoms. Why aren't we hearing clearly about the real possibility that COVID will leave you anywhere in the vast space between mild symptoms and death? " montrealgazette.com/opinion/…
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So happy to see Indigenous representation like in #PreyMovie but of course seeing strong Native women has brought out the racists. Here's a primer thread on representation of Indigenous women in media. A 🧵
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Really important info on the teenager charged in Nebraska: All the police knew was that she had a stillbirth & buried the remains. *That's* what they used that to get her FB messages. Since when are people mandated to report a pregnancy ending? vice.com/en/article/n7zevd/t…
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Loss of smell may predict persistent cognitive impairment after Covid-19 recovery, suggest results presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference. forbes.com/sites/williamhase…
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This anti-discrimination lawsuit was filed back in June, but is just getting attention. Ricky Hill, a former English pro, is suing MLS, USL, and the teams he applied to unsuccessfully for managing jobs (Inter Miami, Las Vegas Lights, Memphis 901, OKC Energy, Charlotte FC )
A Black coach is suing a league for racial discrimination in hiring. This time it’s MLS - which just so happens to have a significant amount of owner crossover with the NFL. Important story by ⁦@Schrotenboerusatoday.com/story/sports/so…
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Reverend Wheeler Parker, Jr., Emmett Till's cousin and best friend, and last living witness to Till's abduction in 1955, released the following statement after a grand jury in Mississippi declined to charge Mrs. Carolyn Bryant Donham for her role in the 1955 lynching.
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Shocked this paper didn't get more press! It changes our narrative of COVID as we know it (& confirms what people with #LongCovid have said for years): Viral and symptom rebound is *common*, unrelated to Paxlovid. medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/… A few points: 1/
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There’s no bigger story in the USL than the stadium fight for @orangecountysc. Here, I break down that situation, trace the arc of the looming USL/MLS NEXT Pro war, and come away disappointed in the unendingly profit-first mentality of American soccer. backheeled.com/is-there-conf…
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Monkey pox is airborne pass it on
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when we talk about how america has systematically degraded its own state capacity to appease reactionary antigovernment maniacs (and powerful business interests) this is what we're talking about
🧵Dems are about to give $80b to IRS. Mostly for enforcement, as you've prob heard—but some of the $$ will also go toward upgrading the agency's IT. Which is desperately needed. How can you tell? Let me take you on a tour, starting with the IRS cafeteria washingtonpost.com/opinions/…
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