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Take this thread, rebutting Joe Biden's FUD about M4A, delivered in the midst of a pandemic that has been worsened by the 77 million un- and underinsured people who can't get care or screening and disproportionately work in food-service and cleaning.

twitter.com/wendellpotter/stat

As Potter points out, Biden's assertion that M4A costs $35T is just a lie. Once you factor in the savings of not paying for private healthcare, M4A SAVES at least $450B/year.

thelancet.com/journals/lancet/

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They skipped like stones over the waters of privilege, and never sank, unlike their victims.

Contrast those journeys with that of Wendell Potter, the former Cigna exec turned whistleblower, who has devoted decades of his life to revealing dirty tricks and lies. Potter campaigns tirelessly – and shrewdly – for Medicare for All, and is always at pains to point out that the anti-M4A talking points his adversaries parrots were all developed by him, when he was on the wrong side of history.

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In a recent and important essay, Maria Farrell wrote about the road-to-Damascus conversions that ex-techies are having in which they recant the damaging product design work they did and begin to campaign against their former employers.

conversationalist.org/2020/03/

Farrell noted that these techies had missed an important step in their transformation from venal attention mercenaries to noble attention freedom-fighters: they had yet to hit bottom, to truly repent their earlier sins.

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My book Radicalized is a finalist for the Canada Reads national book prize. Each of the five finalists is defended by a Canadian celeb: my champion is the amazing and articulate Akil Augustine.

Akil just appeared on the CBC's Canada Reads podcast to give us a preview of his defense, which he will field during several nights of nationally televised debates next week.

cbc.ca/player/play/17086008998

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TSA chief David Pekoske told Congress that the Trump administration's decision to take away health-care from part time TSA employees was a good one: "I have no intention of restoring health care coverage for part-time workers. I think that was a good decision."

About 100 TSA agents have been sent home after it was believed they came into contact with Covid-19. The TSA will not try to track down passengers who also might have come into contact with sick people.

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TSA agents handles the personal belongings and touch the bodies of millions of fliers. Part time agents don't get health-insurance. If they think they might have Covid-19, they might not be able to afford to seek care.

cnn.com/2020/03/11/politics/ts

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RT @bernie16wb@twitter.com

This viral marketing campaign for @doctorow@twitter.com 's Masque of the Red Death is getting a bit out of hand.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/bernie16wb/status/

RT @EL34_Rick@twitter.com

@doctorow@twitter.com just nails it again and again... Here's his latest:
The case for ... cities that aren't dystopian surveillance states | Cory Doctorow theguardian.com/cities/2020/ja

🐦🔗: twitter.com/EL34_Rick/status/1

RT @FettBizarro@twitter.com

@Jeff_Gabrielson@twitter.com @doctorow@twitter.com @aedison@twitter.com I've reread Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom so much I should probably invest in a new copy at some point, mine is falling apart. I absolutely love all of @doctorow@twitter.com's work though. He's definitely up there with William Gibson for me... and I freakin' LOVE Gibson.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/FettBizarro/status

RT @drchrisjcarter@twitter.com

Superb resource for all colleagues (including potentially my own at @UniofNottingham@twitter.com @NottmUniBschool@twitter.com) faced with quickly putting together online learning materials in the coming weeks due to (h/t @doctorow@twitter.com 👏🏼) twitter.com/doctorow/status/12

🐦🔗: twitter.com/drchrisjcarter/sta

RT @ScoopsHayes@twitter.com

I'm previewing @Doctorow@twitter.com's Radicalized in advance of this Saturday's Canada Reads edition @StAlbertLibrary@twitter.com. 4 sci-fi novellas, 1x1...
facebook.com/scotthayesreporte
facebook.com/scotthayesreporte
2 to go, today/tomorrow on FB

🐦🔗: twitter.com/ScoopsHayes/status

RT @villum@twitter.com

The case for ... cities that aren't dystopian surveillance states theguardian.com/cities/2020/ja @doctorow@twitter.com on what smart cities should be vs. what they sadly and frighteningly are at the moment

🐦🔗: twitter.com/villum/status/1238

RT @Jeff_Gabrielson@twitter.com

@aedison@twitter.com @doctorow@twitter.com I regularly reread anything by @doctorow@twitter.com for bellwether and how my fictional adolescent self would react to it :). Walkaway and Homeland all day 👌

🐦🔗: twitter.com/Jeff_Gabrielson/st

RT @bajabanjo@twitter.com

I don't know if @Doctorow@twitter.com coined this, but I hope "shared microbial destiny" as both a phrase and concept makes it into our collective consciousness. twitter.com/ShahidForChange/st

🐦🔗: twitter.com/bajabanjo/status/1

(I just realized that I've got a decade-old mail rule that autodeletes anything containing the word "webinar" that I probably need to turn off now that the term is being used by people other than hustling spammy grifters)

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They've just published a new guide to "the essential steps for preparing to teach online in a short period of time." They're also conducting a series of webinars on the subject.

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For 14 years, Stanford Online High School has been running fully virtual classrooms, with continuous, ongoing improvements in their tech and methods.

ohs.stanford.edu/how

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