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Hey all,

I wanted to pass along some word written by a colleague of mine on the history of racial segregation that formed the backdrop to the Buffalo shooting. There's a reason why he knew Black people would be shopping at that Tops:

"I want to share how our work in Equitable Housing connects to communities like the one on Buffalo’s east side. Horrific tragedy aside, the below NYT article highlights a couple of intersections that you may not be familiar with. Unfortunately, I’ve seen and documented communities like this across the country – albeit in another life. However, I was fortunate to visit this Buffalo neighborhood a few times (prior to the building of the TOPS market – but the planning was underway). Community leaders there gave me the grand tour of the neighborhood and historic Humboldt Parkway which, if you recognize the name Frederick Olmstead, is the landscape architect known for NY’s Central Park and the U.S. Capitol design...."

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In Buffalo, it’s one of the few large public spaces near a major metro downtown area and Humboldt Parkway was the spine of emerging black middle-class neighborhood of Hamlin Park in the 1950s.

As was done in many other cities across the country, the construction of highways cut through predominantly Black neighborhoods and served to displace and disconnect communities which led to the continuation of redlining. And Buffalo was no exception. Furthermore, these interventions undercut economic opportunities and activity within neighborhoods by allowing traffic to bypass city neighborhoods for new auto-centric development. The legacy of these roadways has further created environmental justice concerns where low-income and minority communities are now subjected to high volumes of car and truck emissions."

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The honest answer is that there isn’t much either party can do about inflation.

We have an imbalance between demand and supply due to the pandemic and Putin’s war. It’s a worldwide problem and all that can be done is to mitigate the pain. Democrats are trying to do that. Republicans can't even support supplying baby formula as a group.

The Republicans never have a plan to build anything good. Remember Obamacare? Republicans ranted and raved about how awful it was and how it would ruin the country, but when asked where their health care plan was, they never had one. They never came up with a single alternative.

Republicans legislate using fear. Whatever the Democrats want or do, they get out the fear machine, but when asked what they would do: it's nothing. No answers, no plan, no helpful contributions, nothing. Just more fear. That is the utterly useless Republican Party in a nutshell.

Opinion | Psst: Republicans don’t have a plan to fight inflation, either:
washingtonpost.com/opinions/20

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Clarence Thomas says he worries respect for institutions like the Supreme Court is eroding.

I can't imagine why, Big C! It's a real mystery.

Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court justice, pressed Arizona lawmakers to help reverse Trump’s loss, emails show -
washingtonpost.com/investigati

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Fox News viewers will never know about this. Someone does need to ask Tucker Carlson and every other hypocrite who does things like this what happened to the bootstraps we're all supposed to pull ourselves up with, though.

A look at the time Tucker Carlson asked Hunter Biden for a favor-
washingtonpost.com/politics/20

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@chewbacca I don't have a NYT subscription (can't subscribe to everything and too often NYT annoys me so I subscribe to some things that annoy me less on a regular basis like WaPo and The Atlantic) so I didn't read the article you linked and don't know if Baltimore is one of the cities you mentioned, but the Highway to Nowhere is the first place I thought of from "the construction of highways cut through predominantly Black neighborhoods..." I'm sure you know this as both someone who knows about community development and is from the mid-Atlantic region! I was not familiar with Buffalo though.

Of course, thanks to Joe Manchin, Build Back Better still languishes. (Send more Democrats to the Senate in 2022!)

wypr.org/wypr-news/2021-09-16/

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Recently @SteveRogers told me he had seen some entertainment that he described as a "fever dream."

It seems the script for the fever dream has been on a DoD website all along, and it's Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano's master's thesis. He feared the civilian left is going to take a Hitler-like command of the military. I'm not reading 65 pages of what is certainly some unhinged stuff, though I suppose we all should in order to know what kind of people want to take their state's choice of electors away from them. Other undemocratic actions Mastriano has in mind: making everyone in the state re-register in order to vote and decertifying voting machines in counties he thinks are "fraudulent." I wonder which counties he will decide that about.

washingtonpost.com/politics/20

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@MariaHill @SteveRogers it says something about the Air Force that they gave him a master's degree for it

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@lufthans
I guess we have the answer to this question now. Thanks, Air Force!

He also claims he's in the mainstream because he was able to serve in government for all these years. I don't know what argument he thinks he's making, since his thesis is about a fantastical fascist regime.

@SteveRogers

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@MariaHill @SteveRogers Sounds like he thinks overthrowing the US government is mainstream :(

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@lufthans
While I'm not into prison for drug offenses and I'd prefer community solutions for non-violent crimes, I'm not a complete prison abolitionist. I'm good with all of these people who committed sedition and insurrection on January 6th in prison. We don't do violent coups here, thanks. No non-violent ones either. He shouldn't get any ideas about just stealing the vote.
@SteveRogers

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@TonyStark
The Republicans blocked some form of legislation to get more baby formula, basically they didn't want to spend 28 mil to keep babies alive 🤔 interesting how they really don't care at the end of the day and it's all about control

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@JohnJClimateMarcher @ericireland @TonyStark not only do you pay for Fox even if you don't watch it, you likely pay more for it than other 24/7 news stations

So, are there any services in the US that carry most of the usual channels without paying the Murdoch tax?

I just checked Sling and now *both* Orange and Blue list Faux Spews

This article lists some providers:

dailykos.com/stories/2020/5/14

While I generally don't watch TV the rest of the family does ...

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@TonyStark By the way, Natasha Lyonne was wearing a mask at the end of the SNL finale that said “MY BODY MY CHOICE” ❤️ her!

It was an unusually good, funny show, actually:
mastodon.lol/@renfield/1083472

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I try never to listen to the ghoulish Rick Scott, but I caught him on Face The Nation. He's trying to scare voters with the words "open border" and "ballot harvesting" but after that, he really started threatening Americans. He released this plan last month, but Margaret Sullivan asked him about it today.

Scott has a plan that ends Social Security, Medicare, and every single other federal program that people depend on after five years.

Congress raided the Medicare and Social Security trust funds over and over again and allocated this money to the general treasury. Congress owes this money back to Medicare and the two Social Security funds. The way to fix this is for Congress to reallocate the general tax revenue to Social Security and Medicare. Money is fungible. It is not simply gone. All it takes to fix Medicare and Social Security is for Congress to vote to do so.

who will save the programs you and other Americans depend on.

wamc.org/commentary-opinion/20

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