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Thank you, President Biden!

How is leasing to a Chilean company next to a popular tourist attraction, Indigenous land, and a wildlife refuge "America First"? (It wasn't.)

Biden administration cancels two Minnesota mining leases granted under Trump:
thehill.com/policy/energy-envi

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Neil Young almost died of polio as a kid. The vaccine didn’t exist when he was born. The illness affected his life for years. He got vaccinated as soon as it was available.

He doesn’t want others to similarly suffer due to misinformation about what vaccines can do. Media is missing that detail when discussing his protest of Spotify’s irresponsibility.

100 years from now, people will still know who Neil is and still listen to his music. Rogan will be an obscure, embarrassing footnote about some conspiracy theory lunatic who people will look back on with incredulity that someone could intentionally do so much harm, if they look back on him at all.

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Most states have judicial retirement ages between 70-75. Mine does. The federal judiciary does not. If you're 75, you shouldn't need to worry about what your party is going to elect you to, though I wouldn't put it past some judges to run for Senate. Hopefully people wouldn't chose to elect a 76-year-old junior senator. It could still be 25 or so years on the bench (I'd rather see 18) but a retirement age would still get us some kind of judicial term limits, keep judges (of all levels including SCOTUS justices) from keeping their seats until death.
@forte @SteveRogers

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I don't have time right now to seek out a different yet still apropos Effin Bird, so I'm going to reuse this one that I used yesterday.

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I'm trying to get my head around people who think students should study the Holocaust, but only if it's told in a nice way.

There is nothing inherently sexual about nudity. Jewish people in concentration camps were made to stand naked as part of their dehumanization. And also as a form of torture since it was often brutally cold. As for swear words - they have a time and a place. The Holocaust is not an event that called for lots of darn its.

Learning about reality isn't damaging to kids. Not learning about reality is damaging to all of society.

Tennessee school board bans Holocaust graphic novel 'Maus' – author Art Spiegelman condemns the move as 'Orwellian':
cnbc.com/2022/01/26/tennessee-

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Officer Eugene Goodman gave his first public interview since January 6th. He's a modest pubic servent who talks about fame, doing his job and hot sauce ❤️. He starts at about 11min.

Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman gives his first interview since Jan. 6:
npr.org/2022/01/27/1076134760/

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it is very important that it is told again and again. especially on today's day of the liberation of Auschwitz.

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auschw

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Thank you, Kranfahrer.

It is quite upsetting to me that anyone would want to erase it.

Ich hoffe es geht dir gut.

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it must not be erased. people like us will always remember it and show the children the right places in the history books. it is very important.

i feel excellent because i have many nice people around me.

Viele Grüße an democracy.town 💪

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I think this is a pretty good all things considered. Not one of his better-known classics, this was released in 2017 during TFG's presidency.

🎵Should goodness ever lose and evil steal the day
Should happy sing the blues and peaceful fade away
What would you do?
What would you say?
How would you act on that new day?​🎶​

Neil Young + Promise of the Real - Children of Destiny (Official Music Video)
youtube.com/watch?v=4RKBUG9VLF

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Affordable healthcare is essential for all Americans. President Biden knows this and has worked to expand access. There were nearly 2.4M NEW signups this year alone.

'It had been a central campaign goal but assumed greater significance as the coronavirus pandemic cost millions of people their jobs and health benefits — and as the virus laid bare the importance of being able to get appropriate care when sick.'


Sign-ups in Affordable Care Act marketplaces reach record 14.5 million
washingtonpost.com/health/2022

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'Looking at the pandemic through the lens of saving lives is a case for not giving up. We may not be able to prevent every death, every new mutation, or every future pandemic. But we have far more agency than we may realize, and with a more thoughtful public health strategy, many more lives can be saved.'

Do your part. Help save lives.

The extraordinary success of Covid-19 vaccines, in two charts
Deaths tell one story of the pandemic. The lives saved tell another.
vox.com/22894978/covid-19-vacc

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People often wonder why voters vote against their own best interests...

"Corporate lobbying groups that oppose the plan over its tax provisions have hit the airwaves with ads warning that it would worsen inflation. Economists have largely predicted that the Build Back Better Act would have minor and brief inflationary impacts but wouldn’t make a big difference on already soaring prices."

72 percent of West Virginia voters back Manchin's call to suspend Build Back Better talks: poll-
thehill.com/homenews/senate/59

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My Spidey sense says this guy is going to be a one-termer. :SpiderMan:

Most Virginia school districts disobeying Youngkin on order making masks optional: report-
thehill.com/homenews/state-wat

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@SpiderMan That child on the left will be able to vote when Youngkin can run for his non-consecutive term. She won't be voting for him. She'll remember what he did to a state that was functioning pretty well under Northam.

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