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KimPerales

@KimPerales@toad.social

Californian with a wide variety of interests, but since 2016, seeking justice, democratic norms, improving public: education & health, access to the arts, inclusivity, ethics in government, finance & business, human rights, IMG, ENVIR & worker protections, accountability for the oligarch criminality in the US & helping America turn blue.

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US taxpayers have paid for this scam. #TFG’s three presidential campaigns have collected a combined &10.1M from the Secret Service, tasked with protecting him. The DOJ has repeatedly failed to hold him accountable for…
“Questions raised over Trump’s profiting off his Secret Service detail while he campaigns.” #GOPConspirators #GOPCorruption https://www.rawstory.com/trump-proftting-off-secret-service/

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FL is a toxic place to live bc of & GOP lawmakers. They won't admit it's CC or mitigate...

The backyard would flood & the toilet would gurgle & the smell of sewage hung thick in the air -she worried about what pathogens might lurk in the tainted waters, what it might cost to fix the persistent problems & whether the ever-present anxiety would ever subside. Residents in neighborhoods around hers have similar tales-.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/interactive/2024/septic-tanks-rising-waters-environment-health/

KimPerales, to climate
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✈️Turbulence is up ~15%, air travel is more dangerous bc of . Are pilots being trained to avoid sudden turbulence? Should some flights be delayed or cancelled for air safety?

TSP Sec Buttigieg: "An increase in flight turbulence is one of the effects of CC that are already upon us in terms of our transp. -the deadly turbulence on a recent Singapore Air flight is "very rare," but... can happen & sometimes it can happen unexpectedly."

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/pete-buttigieg-transportation-secretary-face-the-nation-transcript-05-26-2024/

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Another day, another✈️turbulence incident, likely caused by #climatechange:

Turbulence hits Qatar Airways flight to Dublin, injuring 12 people. The flight hit by turbulence while en route from Doha to Dublin on Sun, officials said.

The flight QR107, which landed in Dublin just before 1 p.m. local time, experienced turbulence while airborne over Turkey, Dublin Airport officials said in a statement. The aircraft was met by emergency personnel.

#Turbulence #ActOnClimate

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/turbulence-hits-qatar-airways-flight-to-dublin-injuring-12-people/?ftag=CNM-00-10aab7e&linkId=445539254

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A religious zealot is 2nd in line to the pres...

’s allies in the evangelical comm. see the apocalypse as desirable. Striving for peace & HR -goes against God’s will.

: belief -America was founded as, & intended by God to be, a Christian nation +ties b/w US & Israel.

Use demonization -portraying a person or grp as malevolent, sinful or evil -potential pretext for discrimination & violence.

checks nearly all the dominionist boxes.
https://www.salon.com/2024/05/26/cracking-the-christian-nationalist-code-a-glossary-for-the-confused/

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“Tyranny advances with the pace of a tightening screw🔩🚨rather than with the dash of the executioner’s blade."
-R Ben-Ghiat

#TFG: incited a violent insurrection, #J6, to try & remain in office illegally after he lost the '20 election -clear about what kind of pres. he intends to be -declared he'd be a dictator “on Day 1” of his time in office -proposed deploying: NG & MIL as a deportation force -might need 3 terms +refs. to the ”creation of a unified #Reich."
#GOPFascism
https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/msnbc-opinion/trump-authoritarianism-american-denial-2024-rcna153962

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Deliberate dissemination of disinformation about abortion is harming women, esp. in TX:

TX officials have appointed a leading anti-abortion activist to the MMRC panel. Dr Skop will join as a comm. member repping rural areas (even though she is from the 7th-largest city in the US). But she also reps a largely overlooked segment of the anti-abortion mvt: researchers who seek to discredit the idea that abortion restrictions are putting women’s lives in danger.

#Abortion
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2024/05/texas-is-letting-a-maternal-mortality-skeptic-investigate-maternal-mortality/

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If Dems don’t win a trifecta, nothing will change…

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TX Republican leaders are antidemocratic fascists. And with a compromised SC… “TX GOP calls for an amendment to ensure Rs always win statewide elections by requiring candidates to win a majority of counties. TX has 254 counties, 1/2 live in just 7 of them. Trump won 232 of counties, but 58% of Texans live in the 22 counties Biden.”-S Wolf “Proposed TX GOP platform calls for the Bible in schools, electoral changes that’d lock Dems out of statewide office.” https://www.texastribune.org/2024/05/25/texas-republican-party-convention-platform/

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More from Stephen Wolf:

“If every state gave its 2020 Electoral College votes to the candidate who won a majority of counties regardless of population, Trump would've won a 427-108-3 landslide.

If based on who won counties with a majority of the state's population, Biden would've won a 381-157 landslide.”

KimPerales, to climate
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Catastrophes that affect the poor, esp. to POC, only make an appearance on MSM for a few hours. And journalists usually don’t cite as the culprit. As the Papua New Guinea villagers mourn the loss of their fellow farmers & loved ones, they look to their govt & NGOs to help, bc they’ve lost everything💔. FF companies bear much of the responsibility. They must be held to account, & progress must be made to mitigate… https://www.theguardian.com/world/article/2024/may/26/papua-new-guinea-landslide-death-toll-exceeds-670-says-un-agency

KimPerales, to internet
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Republicans, , …: radicalized voters with disinfo…: An Illinois man arrested for amassing guns & pipe bombs for a civil war against immigrants & “a corrupt govt” was radicalized by RW conspiracy theories. His profile pic was the same upside-down flag Alito flew after the insurrection. His SM history: stolen election & antivax conspiracy theories, QAnon posts, & violent ideology. He was ready for a civil war bc he was led to believe the lies. https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/illinois-man-arrest-bomb-ready-for-civil-war-1235027015/

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Please share, I just had the opportunity to watch Ken Burns’ keynote address to Brandeis University, Burns is no longer politically neutral, & he eloquently tells Americans how to vote & what’s at stake. “He is the opioid of all opioids. This brings me to suspend my long standing attempt at neutrality… We are at an existential crossroads in our political & civic lives.” https://youtu.be/9n1OqPzIKH4?si=9o6hDblUhXbpdOrz

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Welcome news for Palestinians in Gaza: WCK’s team💙in Gaza delivered hundreds of meals to patients and staff at Al-Awda hospital in northern Gaza today. Their network of kitchens supports the food needs of medical centers all across Gaza struggling to cope with the desperate health needs of Palestinians impacted by the war.
is providing food to Palestinians in Gaza, Ukrainians, Brazilians… To donate: https://donate.wck.org/give/588524/?_gl=1

Aid workers preparing food:

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is costing the US billions$, harming America’s reputation & diplomatic relations, jeopardizing the lives on in Gaza… “What if I told you there's a way to get aid into Gaza that doesn't cost $320M, deliver just 89 trucks in a week, then fall apart in rough seas & have to be towed away?” -J Konyndyk “A small US MIL vessel was towing the back to the port of Ashdod overnight due to poor sea conditions -ran aground, a sep. US vessel beached, US/IL…” -N Bertrand

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According to CENTCOM, the floating pier is fully functional now & aid trucks will also be entering Rafah from Egypt, because Pres El-SIsi agreed to restart deliveries after a call from Pres Biden. https://apple.news/AnGKBkir2SvOUjmdo8La5Mg

KimPerales, to Taiwan
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China is stepping up threats to Taiwan & a blockade would endanger trillions of dollars to global GDP. #Taiwan #China #Semiconductors https://www.bloomberg.com/news/newsletters/2024-05-25/bloomberg-new-economy-china-blockade-simulation-raises-5-trillion-risk

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@amyedge I haven’t seen much coverage other than from Politico & Reuters.

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Apparently the threats to Taiwan by China have ended, for now. #China #Taiwan “China ended two days of war games around Taiwan in which it simulated attacks with bombers and practiced boarding ships, exercises that Taiwan condemned as 'blatant provocation'” https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/china-ends-war-games-taiwan-details-warplane-warship-surge-2024-05-25/

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Human Rights & aid organizations plead with Pres Biden to not side with Israel, but to oppose threats against the ICC. #IsraelHamasWar #ICC #WarCrimes #Palestinians “In a letter to Biden, more than 100 organizations from around the world called on the US government to 'oppose any legislative efforts to undermine the ICC....A selective approach to judicial decisions undermines [its] credibility,'" https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/5/23/israels-war-on-gaza-rights-groups-urge-biden-to-oppose-threats-to-icc

KimPerales, to Mexico
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Organized crime, cartels, armed groups... are the reasons why people are being threatened & fleeing Mexico & Central America: Excellent article about how payment to criminal groups has woven its way into everyday life, in every purchase from avocados to lumber to cigarettes. #OrganizedCrime #Cartels #Immigration #MexicanCorruption #Mexico #CentralAmerica https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2024/05/23/mexico-cartels-tortilla-exortion-crime/

KimPerales, to Taiwan
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This weekend is perfect timing for the ‘axis of evil’ to exert their power to pursue expansionism. Putin likely told Xi that now would be opportune to threaten Taiwan. #Xi #Taiwan #China #PLO #AxisOfEvil “Not to alarm anyone, but China has surrounded Taiwan with warships and aircraft and the DoD has issued two statements about it over the past hour.” -P McLeary

DOD statement:

KimPerales, to journalism
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The Washington Post knew about Alito’s flying of the upside down🇺🇸flag in Jan 2021, but squelched the story. The reporter who interviewed his wife said it signaled a sign of distress,& the flag had already been taken down when the reporter interviewed her. The Post SPOX said it wasn’t clear that the argument was rooted in politics. This was just a few weeks of after ! https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/05/25/alito-flag-martha-ann-washington-post/

KimPerales, to climate
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#DeathSantis has signed a bill scrubbing #climatechange from FL law.

The pace of sea level rise is expected to speed up dramatically -took ~80 yrs for the 1st ft, 2nd: will take 30 yrs -next, 20 yrs. FL could see the next foot in merely a decade after that. Projection: 2 ft by 2060 -would be a shock to the system for Miami -aver. elevation is 3 ft. Local & ST: spending $Bs to keep streets dry. Pinning down exactly how much sea rise S FL could experience is a tough task. https://phys.org/news/2024-05-sea-faster-south-florida.html

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@CarlG Most Republicans & some Dems sold out to the fossil fuel industry years ago. It’s sad to see how so many politicians have no regard for their constituents or the environment.

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#Democracy is on life support, #DEI brought more equality, but now many programs are gone bc of Republican white nationalists in govt.

Leaders from all of TX’s 7 univ. systems said they've closed multicultural offices, fired or reassigned DEI staff & stopped requiring diversity statements, or letters in which job candidates in academia share their previous efforts to promote diverse learning spaces & help students of all backgrounds succeed.

#GOPRacism #WhiteNationalism https://www.texastribune.org/2024/05/24/texas-dei-ban-higher-education-brandon-creighton/

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More on the demise of #DEI & its consequences in Texas universities: “We obtained documents from the University of Texas System showing that women and people of color were most impacted by DEI cuts caused by the DEI ban SB 17. At UT Austin, 71% of the 50 faculty and staff terminated due to the new #
DEI ban were women and 73% were non-white.” #txlege #GOPRacism https://www.dallasnews.com/news/education/2024/05/24/women-people-of-color-most-impacted-by-ut-systems-dei-cuts-documents-show/

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