this is ridiculous

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how crazy are we…?

landry thompson postmcbride shooting postwealth inequality in amersuicide ratesdeath and taxes poster 2secret history of silicon valleypeter moskowitz sitedirty warsthe war on kids sitechemist messes w casesjiang on shanghaijohn oliver state legisage of lonelinesshomeless mom to jail90 yr old to jailchild homeless 1 in 30

meeet the 80 people

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“From 2007 to 2012, the federal government made $66 billion in profits off student loans. This is fundamentally wrong.” – #Warren at #NCLR14

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/urbandata/status/491004373817114625

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Change this in 2015–Cost of feeding #hungry is $80 billion. We waste $500 Billion worth of food. Paul Poleman @Unilever cc @DWCampbellNYC

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1.3 billion spent in la to ensure every student an ipad. goes array. we applaud a grand jury investigation. because.. we haven’t spent enough..on that experiment?

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-fbi-agents-take-ipad-documents-from-la-school-district-20141202-story.html

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An estimated 22 veterans die by suicide each day.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/18/iraq-war-veteran-soldiers_n_5843502.html

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child homeless in us 1 in 30:

http://washington.cbslocal.com/2014/11/17/new-report-child-homelessness-on-the-rise-in-u-s/

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jan 2015 – 51% of public school students in poverty:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/majority-of-us-public-school-students-are-in-poverty/2015/01/15/df7171d0-9ce9-11e4-a7ee-526210d665b4_story.html

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student debt

Number of people with graduate degrees on public assistance tripled since 2007 http://t.co/9lRDn2ppeC

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/KevinCarson1/status/575341467318624256

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too much

which way is up in running a muck ness

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Bank of America Profits Top $59M Per Day, Double Same Time Last Year
http://t.co/gEqd5KzCSh

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/democracynow/status/621733655220764672

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representation..? or ridiculous ness

on the 158 families funding 2016 election
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/10/11/us/politics/2016-presidential-election-super-pac-donors.html?_r=0
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@samchaltain
Philip Knight of Nike to Give $400 Million to Stanford Scholars nyti.ms/1RmdYpS Is this a template for the future of#learning?
whoa..
studying 100 mill of zuck… and figuring how to change Ed… oh my .. et al
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@oldaily
10 million California student records about to be released to attorneys #oldaily downes.ca/post/65088
data that never really needed to be collected… and so we have inspectors of insptectors et al.. too much.. bullshit
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@alfiekohn
What happens when researchers look carefully at empirical claims about the value of “grit”: bit.ly/1Z2vq5V[corrected link]
link didn’t work for me]
so Ed is doing this w grit
health s doing this w theranos
politics is doing thisw candidates
science tech math is doing this w ai
etc
@plthomasEdD
Both Tough and Duckworth have directly/indirectly caused great harm with shoddy but popular work; they must be held accountable @EduShyster
thinking about all of us.. who have/are perpetuating Ed system.. no?..pretty much all of us..[ie: if it hasn’t changed the world yet.. since now it/we can… perhaps it’s because we’re not letting go.. ness.. so all of us.. ness]

w popular work… voices heard most ..yet still perpetuating school: sir ken, Seth, chris and zac, Paul, will, malala, me…

so too.. all teachers..admin…parents… politicians.. stu voicers….that perpetuate rather than go deep enough…
can’t say… not equal.. [ie:These edureformers were not credible, are not credible. I refuse to engage them as equals, and will not rec their work]…can’t point finger.. we spend so much energy pointing fingers…. rather: find some good in them.. or not.. and spend energy working toward alt..not..?
earlier tweet talked of alt…
that’s what we need.. perpetually.. a nother way
@plthomasEdD

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money as weapon/oppression.. like.. literal and blatant ly..

tool let’s cops drain your bank card on the spot

https://www.good.is/articles/erad-lets-the-cops-steal-your-money

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two boxes sudafed ..illegal

twitter.com/rdfuhr/status/742904415279939584/photo/1

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Ben Walsh (@BenDWalsh) tweeted at 8:15 PM on Wed, Jun 22, 2016:
It doesn’t get more absurd than using this moment to try to hand Wall St back $17bn a year from retirement savershttps://t.co/FA3NYlBkeZ
(https://twitter.com/BenDWalsh/status/745802311969161217?s=03)

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In 2015, Arizona spent $3,573 per K-12 pupil and $23,441 per inmate. https://t.co/iutOMN33Cp

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/alicedaer/status/753084188832694272

imagine if we invested money in neither.. imagine if we disengaged from money/measuring transactions.. measuring people.. and focused on a nother way to live.. _________________

gates has spent $440 mill to push charter schools

https://seattleducation2010.wordpress.com/2015/09/07/15765/

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Salon (@Salon) tweeted at 4:28 AM – 22 Nov 2016 :

Here’s a reminder that Donald Trump just settled his Trump University fraud case https://t.co/tLl5Fkt7is(http://twitter.com/Salon/status/801024463382999040?s=17)

juxtaposed against kajillion jailed for unpaid traffic ticket

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Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) tweeted at 5:08 AM – 27 Dec 2016 :

Congrats to the US for this exceptional achievement, a major boon to humanity https://t.co/U4EhG0FOxF(http://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/813718297917227008?s=17)

Saul Kaplan (@skap5) tweeted at 5:52 AM – 27 Dec 2016 :

U.S. is the market leader with 50% ($40B) of the $80B annual global arms sales market. #jobsjobsjobs (http://twitter.com/skap5/status/813729322804670466?s=17)

hearing in my head while reading this tweet.. some earlier tweet on war on drugs being worse than all others combined.. and thinking prozac ness

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Salon (@Salon) tweeted at 5:52 AM – 27 Dec 2016 :

Your taxpayer dollars went to a few companies this year, including Disney https://t.co/FU5ycUpMP8(http://twitter.com/Salon/status/813729159453245442?s=17)

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@GSlutkin

America unhinged Health problem goo.gl/IXPu8W

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TIME (@TIME) tweeted at 6:15 AM – 3 Mar 2017 :

The Trump administration has so far only found $20 million for its over $12 billion wall https://t.co/eudrUjo4nD(http://twitter.com/TIME/status/837652570428567552?s=17)

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Ned Resnikoff (@resnikoff) tweeted at 6:40 AM – 7 Mar 2017 :

White House budget proposal would cut 11 percent of FEMA’s funding in order to pay for mass deportations. https://t.co/ZPYzJw1ftf (http://twitter.com/resnikoff/status/839108481219166209?s=17)

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@NewDay

GOP Rep. Chaffetz: Americans may need to choose between “new iphone… they just love” and investing in health care snpy.tv/2mwIMNN

@rgay

My broken ankle cost $117,000 so that’s around 234 iPhones @jasoninthehouse.

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World Economic Forum (@wef) tweeted at 7:05 AM – 7 Mar 2017 :

This is what not working does to your brain. Read more: https://t.co/KLJp0ddwD7https://t.co/VH5AftOQ3a(http://twitter.com/wef/status/839114747933044736?s=17)

wtf wef

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Joey Ayoub (@joeyayoub) tweeted at 4:51 AM – 23 Mar 2017 : I genuinely don’t understand what people talk about when they say ‘our way of life’ when I see so many homeless people in London. (http://twitter.com/joeyayoub/status/844864172756119557?s=17)

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Ben Goertzel (@bengoertzel) tweeted at 4:33 AM – 3 Apr 2017 :

The ridiculous nasty mess of the US “suspected illegal immigrant prison system”, https://t.co/PdBAS99SrU(http://twitter.com/bengoertzel/status/848845864713895937?s=17)

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all of this.. syria et al.. so ridiculous

kristyan benedict (@KreaseChan) tweeted at 4:05 AM – 5 Apr 2017 :

‘Family photo’ at the #syriaconf2017 – clearly a solemn affair after another horrific chemical attack. https://t.co/kRkqYFInXk (http://twitter.com/KreaseChan/status/849563518202523649?s=17)

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Democracy Now! (@democracynow) tweeted at 5:43 AM – 22 May 2017 :

TODAY: @codepink’s @medeabenjamin on the $110 billion arms deal Trump signed with Saudi Arabia. Live 8-9AM ET: https://t.co/Xup8cdtnFB (http://twitter.com/democracynow/status/866620511824031744?s=17)

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CityLab (@CityLab) tweeted at 5:55 AM – 19 Jul 2017 :

The average net worth of a white family in Greater Boston is $247,500. A black, U.S.-born household? $8. https://t.co/P5zatSCKsj (http://twitter.com/CityLab/status/887642145477332992?s=17)

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via strike debt rt

Jason Kander (@JasonKander) tweeted at 9:12 PM – 19 Sep 2017 :

So instead of making college more affordable, the GOP vision is for your parents to burn a year’s worth of tuition money on your birth. https://t.co/UxgdiySE2k (http://twitter.com/JasonKander/status/910340771357843456?s=17)

ridiculous… game we play.. musical chairs keep subtracting from most

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Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) tweeted at 4:27 AM – 8 Oct 2017 :

A fraction of this would give us Universal Health Care, Free College, and Universal Basic Income for every American. Instead #MurderMachines and money in the pockets of war profiteers. Sick. https://t.co/vGg7KgAuW5 (http://twitter.com/MarkRuffalo/status/916973309098692609?s=17)

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The Spectator Index (@spectatorindex) tweeted at 12:00 PM – 7 Oct 2017 :

Total wealth of Forbes 400 list.

1982: $93 billion
2016: $2400 billion https://t.co/hzIHqEkrWz (http://twitter.com/spectatorindex/status/916724906917879809?s=17)

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family making bn’s off opioid crisis (sicko):

Carne Ross (@carneross) tweeted at 6:03 AM – 18 Oct 2017 :

It is often the case that philanthropic money for “good” causes is earned from bad deeds, here is one: https://t.co/yPV7JREOEk (http://twitter.com/carneross/status/920621351249031168?s=17)

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Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) tweeted at 6:06 AM – 18 Oct 2017 :

Senate approves a huge increase in military spending–enough money to pay for free tuition at all public colleges https://t.co/DsnAgOrRrk (http://twitter.com/NickKristof/status/920622002909704193?s=17)

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3 yr olds self harming

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2018/jan/23/children-young-three-self-harm-mental-health?CMP=fb_gu

carol black fb share

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B & b ness.. too much

Metro Morning (@metromorning) tweeted at 5:46 AM – 23 Apr 2018 :

Midway through a 27 page Terms Of Service agreement, Rogers asks to mine your personal & friends contact info. At 8:10, @jessehirsh on who reads these agreements, and whether companies need to make them clearer: https://t.co/7G3m8NQYWm (http://twitter.com/metromorning/status/988383605666828291?s=17)

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Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior) tweeted at 6:19 AM – 7 May 2018 :

Billionaires Made So Much Money Last Year They Could End Extreme Poverty Seven Times https://t.co/dnYzd95u5w (http://twitter.com/sarahkendzior/status/993465413727150080?s=17)

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NBC News (@NBCNews) tweeted at 7:40 PM – 15 May 2018 :
WATCH: John Bunn, wrongfully jailed at 14 in the 1991 murder of a correction officer, cries as he is exonerated. https://t.co/EU9KmlPOCL(http://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/996565900630351873?s=17)

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Adam J. Foss (@adamjohnfoss) tweeted at 6:39 PM on Fri, May 25, 2018:
A documented serial rapist is home instead of on #Rikers bc he is rich.
Our president told Naval graduates that their ancestors “tamed a nation” referencing the genocide of Natives.
A middle school kid shot his teacher and a classmate with two handguns.
#24hoursinAmerica
(https://twitter.com/adamjohnfoss/status/1000174557729251328?s=03)

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Down With The Slothness (@CaseyExplosion) tweeted at 6:12 PM – 7 Aug 2018 :
Taxes?
The Mercers alone owe the US gov 7 billion in taxes. Jeff Bezos is making 300 million a day. Y’know, tax ’em and pay for stuff. It’s not really hard my dude. https://t.co/9ndQ6Q3XAz (http://twitter.com/CaseyExplosion/status/1026984526503993345?s=17)

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Jake Bernstein (@Jake_Bernstein) tweeted at 6:43 AM – 20 Aug 2018 :
One in 10 Airbnb hosts in the U.S. is a teacher as they struggle to make ends meet. https://t.co/uQb6GJcL1r (http://twitter.com/Jake_Bernstein/status/1031522088161566726?s=17)

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sicko

Randy Bryce (@IronStache) tweeted at 12:30 PM – 24 Aug 2018 :
The CEO of Pfizer got a 61% pay raise this year, bringing his total compensation to 27.9 million dollars.
There’s a reason we pay more for prescription drugs in America than in any other country on Earth.
https://t.co/aFBCcuZPYY (http://twitter.com/IronStache/status/1033058938248413184?s=17)

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josie duffy rice (@jduffyrice) tweeted at 5:52 PM – 30 Aug 2018 :
this year alone, the trump administration expects to spend about $1 billion on detaining immigrant children https://t.co/GXpzWkFbQb(http://twitter.com/jduffyrice/status/1035314373554663425?s=17)

Prerna P. Lal, Esq. (@prernaplal) tweeted at 5:57 PM – 30 Aug 2018 :
@jduffyrice Our tax dollars at work! Hate is expensive (http://twitter.com/prernaplal/status/1035315491177291776?s=17)

thurman interconnectedness law

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Anand Giridharadas (@AnandWrites) tweeted at 9:55 PM – 13 Sep 2018 :
We are barreling toward being a country in which billionaires compete to save us from other billionaires. https://t.co/yeqFE9RKFl(http://twitter.com/AnandWrites/status/1040448881614639104?s=17)

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Lockheed Martin Wins $7.2 Billion Air Force Satellite Contract https://t.co/iaj3LsTv5Z https://t.co/6PIPGznSXI
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/CBSDenver/status/1040800394782232576

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CNN (@CNN) tweeted at 6:15 AM – 19 Oct 2018 :
Police officers in the US were charged with more than 400 rapes over a 9-year period https://t.co/jab86FK6vChttps://t.co/6fYdTfGLHj(http://twitter.com/CNN/status/1053258233060737024?s=17

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Luke Gromen (@LukeGromen) tweeted at 6:44 AM – 29 Nov 2018 :
70k died of drug O/D’s in 2017. Combined w/this week’s Economist article showing the US’ suicide rate continues to rise even as the global average falls, it suggests something is very out of order in the US. https://t.co/mxvSoGAup9 (http://twitter.com/LukeGromen/status/1068138654932107265?s=17)

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Democracy Now! (@democracynow) tweeted at 6:35 AM – 30 Nov 2018 :
“You have 1 in 3 Americans in the course of their lifetime declaring bankruptcy because of medical costs… 40% of Americans within two years of being diagnosed with cancer going through their entire life savings,” says Kelly Coogan-Gehr. “How can we not afford single-payer?” https://t.co/RCVum1Mgfc (http://twitter.com/democracynow/status/1068498723435614210?s=17)

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Guillem Ramírez (@GuillemRC) tweeted at 3:08 AM – 4 Dec 2018 :
“While govs have abandoned tenants, they have not abandoned investors. Residential real estate is world’s biggest business: 163 trillion dollars – almost three times the annual world GDP. But housing is not gold, it is a human right”
@adequatehousing at #housingforall conference https://t.co/3nyUk7iUhK (http://twitter.com/GuillemRC/status/1069896231747502081?s=17)

unauthorized home less ness et al

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the juxta of our busyness vs the many people needlessly dying

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this is not ridiculous

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