— Lorcan Neill (@LorcanCNeill) April 6, 2021
Pretty sure elected Republicans are already aware of this, it's their base that needs educating. Gotta break their addiction to Fox News first, though.
Almost 2 of every 3 registered voters in NC today are Republican or independent. The gulf of trust between Democrats and Republicans + independents should be a wake-up call to many. This goes back far beyond the Trump era #ncpol https://t.co/0KXrNabmWZ
— Kirk O’Steen (@KirkOSteen) April 5, 2021
Republicans + Independents (who are actually Unaffiliated, dumbass) is an entity that doesn't exist. I know why you want to push this false meme, because Unaffiliated now outnumber Republicans by over 200,000 voters. But it's wrong, and lazy AF.
— Sean (@RavenRavinoff) April 5, 2021
These are the same people who claim (with zero proof) that Trump won the election. Truth means nothing to them.
— Joel Burgess (@AVLreporter) April 5, 2021
In case you're still iffy about the dangers of rubber bullets:
A massive review study published in the journal BMJ Open in 2017 analyzed 1,984 rubber bullet injuries, Inverse reports. Among the people struck by rubber bullets, 300 ended up with permanent disabilities and another 53 people died.
“Blunt trauma can be as lethal as penetrative injuries,” Michele Heisler, a University of Michigan medical professor and the medical director of Physicians for Human Rights, told Inverse.
During recent and ongoing protests, police have aimed rubber bullets at protestors heads and throats — a practice that can rupture eyeballs and shatter bone, which is what happened to journalist Linda Tirado, who permanently lost vision in one eye after being shot with a rubber bullet by police.
“When they are fired at close range, the levels of lethality and patterns of injury of many types of [kinetic impact projectiles] are similar to those of live ammunition,” Heisler told Inverse. “Most simply cannot be used safely against crowds.”
Every police department in the state needs to be made aware of this, and that includes the Highway Patrol.
— Lucille Sherman (@_lucillesherman) April 5, 2021
Mark your calendars, I'm in agreement with Jim Perry.
WATCH: NC Healthcare Policy Expert @JordanRobertsNC explains problems with two new bills to create more health insurance mandates.#NCGA #NCPOL #NCHealth
Full video: https://t.co/BMTMDG7snw pic.twitter.com/RvMetW84Zl
— John Locke Foundation (@JohnLockeNC) April 5, 2021
Not sure how a Poli Sci degree makes somebody a Healthcare Policy Expert (or why that needs to be capitalized), but I don't need to watch this video because I know what he's going to say. And it rhymes with "market."
— Carolina Journal (@CarolinaJournal) April 5, 2021
Jebus! Am I turning into a Conservative? I agree with this opinion, too...
Better late than never! Was happy to be with the @WakeCoYR last week to chair their elections! Looking forward to seeing this chapter grow over the next year! #ncfyr #ncpol
Congratulations to the new board! pic.twitter.com/TPZyg1eucz
— Catherine Whiteford (@CEWhiteford) April 5, 2021
Come on, not even one mask? This is a prime example of why vaccine passports are not an overreaction.
.@NCDemParty Chair's statement on Rep. Murphy's racist tweet: “Invoking 9/11 to insult a Muslim member of Congress is beyond insensitive — it is racist, dangerous, & perpetuates hate rooted in lies." #ncpol >>> https://t.co/ZVtHnaHX74 pic.twitter.com/uQnr1qm465
— Kate Frauenfelder (@kafrauenfelder) April 5, 2021
Bobbie don't play around...
— Vicki Boyer (@Vickitkd) April 6, 2021
Some of that must have come from firefighting foam (in addition to chemical plant discharges), but that doesn't make it any less horrific. Speaking of:
Senate Bill 472 proposes expanding cancer benefits for firefighters https://t.co/zhrCl8cF9p
— NCFireFighters (@ncfirefighters) April 2, 2021
It's a step in the right direction, but could be better:
The measure would create a trust fund and pay firefighters diagnosed with occupational cancers $25,000 up front for medical expenses under certain conditions. Firefighters must have worked five consecutive years in the fire service and not have had a job for the previous five years linked to a high rate of cancer. The firefighter must also not have a history of using tobacco products. The $25,000 can be used to pay expenses related to their medical treatment for cancer.
The legislation would also expand death benefits for firefighter families for certain types of occupational related cancers. The new proposal would now include respiratory, urinary and digestive system related cancers. North Carolina currently pays death benefits for occupational related cancers, which include mesothelioma, testicular cancer, intestinal cancer and esophageal cancer.
A recent survey found more than 250 North Carolina firefighters were diagnosed with cancer over the last decade. If approved by the N.C. Legislature, the measure would be effective July 1, 2021. North Carolina is one of the last state's in the U.S. without presumptive cancer benefits available to firefighters battling the disease.
Bolding mine, because of course we are.
— Donald Bryson (@donaldbryson) April 6, 2021
I've got Scottish roots myself (Clan Geddes), but they swung and missed four years ago, and are still pretty much a vassal of the United Kingdom. Brexit may be the push they need, but I am not holding my breath.
— Capital Tonight (@NCCapTonight) April 6, 2021
Okay, this needs to jump out of here and lead the news stories, so here's your Onion:
— The Onion (@TheOnion) April 5, 2021
Well, it would lower constipation rates a great deal...