Nothing about how they manage your data, protect your #privacy , who is advisory board, who makes decisions, etc. #Opaque.
Sep 29, 2018 • 12 tweets • 4 min read
“In a 2014 address to Yale Law students, [Kavanaugh] recalled a night of ‘group chugs’ in Boston that ended with his group “falling out of the bus onto the front steps of Yale Law School at about 4:45 a.m.” nytimes.com/2018/09/28/us/…
Drinking to excess is not synonymous with blacking out (having memory gaps). Kavanaugh implied the former by denying the latter.
Sep 20, 2018 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
Plan in place in S Africa and UK by a CANADIAN company. John Hancock is not US-owned.
Lost in the fevered GOP rhetoric that there is a proverbial time-bomb counting down on the Kavanaugh nomination:
In 2016, some in the GOP said they’d not let Clinton appoint a SCOTUS justice.
These “omg we have to vote now else democracy is lost” hypocrites held open a SCOTUS justice seat for ONE YEAR AND 53 DAYS because they did not want the country’s first black president to make that appointment.
"In the face of warnings that climate change was making" storms like Florence "more common" NC created an 'insurer of last resort' and "has written policies for thousands of coastal properties worth tens of billions of dollars." #NoFederalBailOutForNC propublica.org/article/hurric…
Why did the NC politicians do this?
Because "nationally known insurance companies pulled out of the state’s coastal communities". You know, they assessed the risk and said 'hell no.'
Sep 17, 2018 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
⚡️ “Trump and Kavanaugh: to the GOP, sexual assault is insignificant”
At @noaafish_wcro public hearing on Southern Resident Orca Recovery and J50.
Q: which is preferred, “Orca” or “killer whale”?
Investments in research (seems like spinning wheels) - reduced salmon harvest - $$$ in salmon recovery. Critical to achieve sustainable wild salmon populations for both salmon and whale recovery.
Sep 15, 2018 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
Storm surge built up over of several days, starting when #florence was a cat 4 or strong cat 3 storm. That "baked in” the roughly-10ft storm surge from Cape Hatteras to Myrtle Beach, NC. @MichaelEMann at gu.com/p/9ckb6/stw
Because warmer oceans mean more moisture in the atmosphere, "for each 1C of warming, there is about 7% more moisture in the air". #florencehurricane is generating about 10% more rainfall due to 1.5C-above-normal temps, increasing risk of additional inland flooding.
Sep 6, 2018 • 10 tweets • 4 min read
Our justice system isn't.
In Washington state, Branson Myers, a 22-year-old, crossed the center line with his truck and KILLED two motorcyclists and severely injured two others.
He "may have fallen asleep behind the wheel."
The charge? Second-degree negligent driving ... a traffic infraction subject to a $250 fine. tdn.com/news/local/hon…
Plus, I’ve done the research on breast cancer risk and alcohol. There’s a real threshold effect there, too.
Aug 25, 2018 • 13 tweets • 4 min read
Mike Malone, the consultant who recommended closing voting precincts in Randolph County, Georgia "told residents that [GOP Gubernatorial candidate Kemp] recommended precinct consolidation."
Of course, he told the @ajc "that he didn’t recall hearing the [former] secretary of state say that." Notice the @ajc reporter doesn't ID Kemp as GOP candidate in this graph. politics.myajc.com/news/state--re…
Aug 14, 2018 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
The most in-depth and critical examination of WV's proposed mobile app voting (@Voatz) is from @DerSPIEGEL but it falls prey to the claim of "cumbersome absentee ballots" for service members. SOS Mac Warner KNOWS better.
"Trump and my nephew [Stephen Miller] both know their immigrant and refugee roots. Yet, they repeat the insults and false accusations of earlier generations against these refugees to make them seem less than human."
Powerful and moving #mustRead politico.com/magazine/story…
"The Glossers [Miller's maternal lineage] came to the U.S. just a few years [starting in 1903] before the fear and prejudice of the 'America First' nativists of the day closed U.S. borders to Jewish refugees."
Aug 9, 2018 • 8 tweets • 3 min read
The infamous Heartland Institute has reportedly distributed its 2016 non-scientific report to teachers
Chris Collins, R-N.Y charged with using "his position with an Australian biotech firm to help his family make illicit stock trades — and avoid more than $768,000 in losses.... also charged with lying to the FBI."