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Retired airline tech pro. Climate change, women's issues, consumer + animal advocate; aviation, history + arts buff. Tries to help Florida save itself.
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Sep 28, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
Ted Turner reveals he has Lewy body dementia via @CNNMoney This is sad news. My late mom had Alzheimer's so I know the way his life will take now. And what a life he's had! I lived in Atlanta for 35+ years, so I've followed Captain Outrageous's adventures, achievements (the Braves won their only World Series under his ownership)... 1/
Sep 20, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
STUDY: Mail ballots cast by youngest voters, blacks and Hispanics were much more likely to be rejected than mail ballots cast by white voters, and that those voters are less likely to cure problems with their ballots when notified by election supervisors.… "The main reasons why mail ballots are rejected are that a voter didn't sign the ballot envelope or that the voter's signature on the envelope did not match the voter's signature on file with the county elections office." 1/
Sep 9, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
Dr. José Baselga, chief medical officer at Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. didn't follow financial disclosure rules set by the American Association for Cancer Research when he was its president. When you’re asked to donate to cancer research at a leading hospital, you’re basically giving money to wealthy doctors on the pharmaceutical industry payroll. Given all the potential + actual self-dealing, how do these places keep their nonprofit + charity status? ~ Gwen, Queens
Aug 20, 2018 5 tweets 3 min read
Vice = In place of
Roy = King

Erik Prince (also @BetseyDeVos's brother) is aptly named. How much longer will the US Congress tolerate King Trump's Mob enterprise? @SenateMajLdr @SpeakerRyan @SenBillNelson @marcorubio @RepGusBilirakis Why Afghanistan? It's not so much about the military cost of the war. There are two other reasons. One: The country is one of the world's largest sources of opium syrup for heroin, a very lucrative trade.…
Aug 11, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
That poor-me-it's-the-feds dog don't hunt, @FLGovScott #FLCorruption You waged a long fight with the feds to delay upping clean water standards. In 2012 you killed a statewide septic tank inspection program; you ended a springs restoration initiative. You forced the state's 5 regional water mgmt districts to reduce their budgets by $700M 1/
Jul 16, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
Wow. That was the most disgusting and and disgraceful performance by a U.S. President during a press conference with a world leader that I have ever heard -- and I'm in my 70s. The @GOP had better stand up against Trump ASAP or they'll pay for it big time at the polls. "... and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." IMO @realDonaldTrump breached his oath of office with his presser remarks denigrating the US government and show of obvious approval of and collusion with Vladimir Putin.
Jul 12, 2018 5 tweets 3 min read
Something to think about as we continue to ask #WhereAreTheChildren:

The United States signed the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (#UNCRC) in 1995, but is the only United Nations member state that is not a party to it. A short explanatory history follows. 1/ On 16 February 1995, Madeleine Albright, at the time the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, signed the Convention. Ratification requires that the President send it to the Senate for a 2/3 majority vote to pass; if it does, the President can then ratify it. 2/
Jul 12, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
If Brett Kavanaugh's swift, steady climb up the American legal ladder clears one more rung, the Supreme Court of the United States will have a majority of justices, five of them, who as young adults previously worked there in intensely coveted positions as clerks. 1/ It will have seven justices who before joining the Court worked in pivotal chapters of their careers as favored subordinates to powerful figures in Washington, D.C. It will have eight people who served tenures on federal appellate courts. 2/
Jul 10, 2018 5 tweets 1 min read
Time to re-up this JAN 2018 story about how being denied abortions negatively affects women in the workplace. It's not just bad for them, but for America's economy. Study: Findings indicated that women denied a wanted abortion had four times greater odds of having a household income below the federal poverty level and three times greater odds of being unemployed after six months. 1/
Jul 5, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
@AP “Immigrants have been serving in the Army since 1775. We wouldn’t have won the revolution without immigrants. And we’re not going to win the global war on terrorism today without immigrants.” ~ Margaret Stock, immigration lawyer and Lt. Col. USA Reserve (ret.) 1/ @AP President George W. Bush ordered “expedited naturalization” for immigrant soldiers in 2002; Obama expanded the recruiting program to include DACA recipients with more security but angering conservatives. Under Trump even more hurdles added. 2/