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While I was buying grass seed at the hardware store just now, I noticed that YETI now makes a 16oz coffee mug and have never impulse-bought anything faster. It is sweeeet. #DadLife
Also, #ProTip for you young dads out there as we enter aeration/overseeding season: splurge on the grass seed coated with fertilizer - not only does it grow faster, but the damn birds won't eat it!
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Maurice Broaddus @mauricebroaddus Characterization Through Dialogue #WXR18
.@mauricebroaddus #WXR18
What is key to dialogue? 1. Pay attention to how people speak.
Exercise: record a family conversation and transcribe what people say. Different generations, ages, backgrounds. Start to see how people talk. eg Gilmore Girls, Joss Whedon, Quentin Tarantino
.@mauricebroaddus #WXR18
2. Good dialogue only evokes how people really talk. You don’t want to write how people really talk (um, uh, cussing). Straddle the line between how people really talk and how we wish they’d talk.
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We can always debate the significance of the data or various connections we find in our research. Many don't lead anywhere or really mean anything.

However, when someone calls a provable connection or link a "deranged claim", we ask why. Nobody said you had to like it.
Receipts, since ppl have asked:

City Manager Lawrence Kendzior said "the purpose of the master development agreement is to define the terms and conditions of the transfer of 11 Crown St. from the city to The Michaels Organization for future development."
3/ "Kendzior was reviewing the agreement with Michael Development for tearing down and rebuilding 11 Crown St., formerly home to the Record-Journal, on his final day in office."
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😎😁😂🤣 #Turkey
🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂 #Turkey
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#ProTip: the term “TERF” isn’t a trans word, it’s a feminist term created by cis feminists in 2008 to stop the colonization of radical feminism by people obsessed with the eradication of transness who called themselves radical feminists.
The pioneering radical feminist collective, the Lesbian Tide was run by a trans-identified Lesbian.

TERFs harassed the radfem groups Sisters & Cell 16 into closing because they were staunchly trans-inclusive.
The radical feminist collective Olivia paid for trans care and physically stopped TERFs from murdering Oliva member Sandy Stone because she was trans.
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This won’t be the first time Trump and Putin have met 1 on 1 in private either, they did the same exact thing last summer. How many more treasonous rendezvouses do they need to have before folk understand that they go together?
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Thread: “How to WriteUp Your PhD and not get Overwhelmed” I’m spending a week with one of my (co-supervised) PhD students here in India. We are discussing general principles for getting it all done, so I will share some thoughts, in case it helps others at this stage #phdchat
First #protip : Start thinking in Paragraphs. All you will do next, really, is write a few paragraphs, that’s not too bad, is it? Live and breathe your science thoughts as paragraphs, or tidy bundles of thoughts that go well together
Don’t forget that a paragraph is really only 5-6 sentences. All these sentences should support and develop your topic sentence.
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Take 2:

Easy genealogy mistake to avoid.

If your great-grandmother was Mary Murphy, nee McCabe, the "spinster" Mary Murphy arriving on a ship is not likely her, even if the age and place of birth match.

You're looking for a single Mary McCabe, or a married Mary Murphy.
Also, if Mary Murphy began having her children in Ireland in the 1850s, the single Mary Murphy who arrived in the US in 1860 is *definitely* not her. (Although I'm currently looking at multiple trees on ancestry that have all imported this same mistake for one family.)
Just saw this mistake:

If great-grandma was born in Europe in 1881, and you have her American marriage certificate from 1907 attached, that isn't her arriving single under her maiden name in 1908. Because, well, she was already here.

#protip: Two people can have the same name.
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Le terminal des croisières de Marseille se situe sur le môle Léon Gourret — un gros machin en bêton de près d’un kilomètre et demi de long planqué tout au nord du port (l’autonome, pas le vieux). #Thread
C’est ici :
Les trucs intéressants à visiter les plus proches, ça commence grosso-modo au niveau des docks de Marseille.

C’est-à-dire là :
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Trump to skip White House Correspondents' Dinner for Michigan rally
Translation: Trump has no sense of humor and his fragile ego can’t tolerate being the butt of jokes.
Trump administration officials walk out as comedian Michelle Wolf’s routine stuns White House Correspondents' Dinner via @politico
Suckabee Goes Down in Flames as a Proxy for Donald Trump at WH Correspondents’ Dinner, Snowflakes Liquefy… via @TheRoot
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They could just as easily have called them diversity deserts, because the issue above all else is these White rural communities don’t just lack accurate news, they lack *people of color*. They’re racist, sexist and ignorant in general due to segregation, not just fake news.
My word, did @mattyglesias just delete the damn tweet?! You were actually on to something, man...
I’m not sure why he deleted it but here’s the screenshot. Clearly I can and will carry on without him though...
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Les lacs présentent cette particularité (par rapport aux rivières par exemple) d'être des milieux avec peu de courants qui favorisent la sédimentation des particules. Parmi ces particules, des dépôts allochtones (externe au lac) et des dépôts autochtones (en provenance du lac).
D’ailleurs vous avez une idée de combien se dépose de sédiment dans un lac tel que le Léman ?
Je vous donne la réponse en début d'aprem !
Et pour le lac d'Annecy, qui est 80 fois plus petit en volume, est-ce que la quantité de matière détritique sera selon :
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Translation: he was a White dude so we have to pretend that premeditated fabrication of explosives and terroristic murder by mail are just the sympathetic growing pains of White young adulthood.
He wasn’t too “challenged” to figure out how to obtain the materials and construct multiple pipe bombs, then strategically mail them and avoid detection long enough to kill 3 people. Y’all need to stop willing innocence to these White dudes, all it does is give them permission.
Conditt = Vanilla ISIS. End of story.
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Le 4 janvier 1980, Ronald Pelton, un ancien analyste fraîchement démissionné de la NSA qui a, par ailleurs, quelques grosses dettes de jeu prend contact avec l’ambassade soviétique de Washington.

Il a des trucs à leur révéler… mais discrètement. #Thread
Pour le KGB, évidemment, ça sent immédiatement la poule aux œufs d’or : ils organisent discrètement un rendez-vous avec Pelton et confient son débriefing à Vitaly Yurchenko, un de leurs officiers les plus gradés aux États-Unis.
Et ils ne vont pas le regretter.

L’histoire que Pelton raconte à Yurchenko, sans aucun document, entièrement de mémoire (le type a une mémoire quasi photographique), est une véritable bombe.
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Over the past few months, several scam accounts have popped up that call themselves #resistance. Some ask for #donations to help impeach Trump. Some sell shirts, phone cases, etc. And there are others that ask for money for various causes. THREAD 1 #scam #donate #con #PSA
I’ve written about some before, I have a collection of threads about them here. 2… #fraud #con #ripoff #cheat
You can verify a charity’s non-profit status before donating. Donations to non-profits are always TAX DEDUCTIBLE, so get a receipt! 3
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Je commence donc le thread sur la campagne de candidature dans l'#ESR telle que je l'ai vécue. Je vais essayer de donner les quelques conseils que j'en ai tiré, mais chaque situation est particulière donc ce sera à prendre avec des pincettes !
Chronologiquement, tout commence avec le montage de son dossier de qualification.
Pour celleux qui ne sauraient pas (ça n'a rein d'évident), il y a une instance nationale, le CNU (conseil nationale des universités), qui est elle même divisée en sections disciplinaires, >>
>> et chaque section est composée de chercheu·r/se·s (j'abrégerai C si besoin) et enseignant·e·s-chercheu·r/se·s (EC), en partie nommé·e·s et en parti élu·e·s.
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The MAIN mental health problem here is the sadomasochism of the White majority that keeps voting @GOP to arm and kill themselves and others.
It's egregiously delusional to expect that you can flood the streets with hundreds of millions of guns and still prevent rampant gun death.
The White American majority is in outright denial/disavowal of the decimation of its communities by random mass gun violence aka terrorism.
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The irony of American mass shootings is the mostly White males who commit them target White peers who are most likely to oppose gun control.
In other words, American mass shootings are predominantly White on White crime, at both the societal and legislative levels.
Again, take note that the folk who are most likely to be victimized by White male extremists are the least likely to hold them accountable.
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Every time you're appalled by how unmistakably sick and dangerous @realDonaldTrump is, remember the @GOP is enabling ALL of his dysfunction.
This has never only been about Donald Trump's pathology. The Republican Party is 100% responsible for electing, aiding and abetting him.
The Republican Party could bring ALL of this sociopathic mayhem to a screeching halt but they're sitting idly by while Trump pops off.
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Please be aware that the racists are only taking offense to the negative connotation associated with the word racist. The don't feel wrong.
If they really cared about the immorality of their irrational hatred they'd be performing deeds that contradict it, not demanding apologies.
The racists have a beef with our refusal to stop denouncing and resisting their hatred and oppression. They don't want to be opposed by us.
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🐶 Dogs get prioritised as one gets older ~… #ldl_event
... meet Woody
... meet Liquorice
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OK - will tweetstorm the latest Clinton email release by @FBI. About 250 pages in 3 sections - docs here:…
XXX was read into a Special Access Program. Sent email at TS//SAP over email (while in CA) because it was time sensitive. Marked it (SBU).
2. Second probably TS//SAP email used the subject line "Alert" -- but story was "about to break in the news".
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