OK, sometimes Twitter isn't terrible. Also, 7 other things worth knowing today.
I wonder about the demographics of Twitter. How many Twitter users are there of various ages? Are there more that are businesses than individuals? Also, how many individuals in various areas of the country, i.e., coastal vs Midwest/"flyover counrry"?
Never fear, here where a lot of folks who were on Twitter are now going and how to navigate to find them
I used to challenge my father who’s family was from Cuba as to why he didn’t like immigrants. With him I think it was a scarcity belief. I think he felt the more immigrants, the more he’d get lost in the fray. So I suggested that the only people who weren’t originally immigrants were native Americans, so we’re all immigrants, who had to struggle in a new country and that’s why we’re so diverse and the country is rich with customs from all of the countries. Just look at our food options? But I’m afraid that scarcity mentality took up more of his brain. I just hope Americans who emigrate realize that they’re the now immigrants in their new country.
That is an uplifting story and good timing as I am finding the world quite heavy these days. I hope that Twitter is replaced by an organization of people with integrity who will not tolerate hate in any form where stories like this will be common place.
Thanks for a wonderful story. The bee study was also outstanding. It’s articles and info like this that keep me coming back for more! You are the Oreos and Lays potato chips of newsletters!
Opportunity for kindness abound. How uplifting this act of kindness was for both individuals. More, please!
The bumblebee article is the coolest thing I've seen in awhile. Thanks, I needed that!
Bill, why must you publish things that cause my allergies to flare up? Sweet story, thank you for sharing! The watering eyes are clearing up. 😊
Thank you for this story. Fabiola, your kindness to this stranger showed your humanity. Thanks for the link to the clinics, Bill. I now plan to volunteer my services as a NP to some of these clinics nearby when I can.
Roughly 20 years ago, I was in a predicament with a 72 year old gentleman from Mexico. He spoke no English, and was working for a local orchard in Washington State. His leg slipped between the rungs of the ladder when he was climbing to pick apples, and he fell, getting fairly injured in the process, with multiple broken bones, and other things that happen when elderly people fall from ladders.
I was working for a workers comp company, tasked with having to help him return to work. As was procedure, I had to get paperwork to be able to make sure that he was able to return to work. I asked for his Green Card and other paperwork. It was discovered that he was an undocumented worker, and had been working in the agricultural industry for years to send money back to his family there. Once I asked for these things, I was never able to get back in touch with him again.
As the law was written at that time, if I were to assist someone who wasn't here legally to obtain employment, I would be in violation of the Patriot Act, because I would be seen as "aiding and abetting" in this situation, and then be subject to a Class C Felony. I don't know if the laws have changed (I hope so). Even at that time, helping someone get medical care was risky. Of course this was all 20 years ago, so I am sure that 9/11 played a huge role.
These are such tough situations. Thank God for Fabiola and the clinics who can do what they do.
This person, Fabiola and her act of kindness are truly what makes America and other countries great! Acceptance and assistance. Thank you for this story.
I guess that Twitter gets a bad rap ‘cause not enough of the good stuff gets shared!
"A British couple laying a new kitchen floor dug up a trove of 264 rare gold coins that just sold at auction for $845,000" This is why I need to retire in an old house somewhere in Europe...
This is the America that I loved. Thank you.
When you open your heart, love will come naturally.
“…if Twitter devolves into something less…”
It already has.