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Blerd Chat Questions 9-11-2014: Diversity On TV

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@DawnMGibson hosts #BlerdChat on Twitter each Thursday at 8PM EDT. 

#Blerds, greetings from the home of the Detroit #Tigers. I’m your #BlerdChat founder & host.

Format

#Blerds, please show question you’re responding to. Q1: is answered A1: & add #BlerdChat to body of each tweet & MT for modified tweets.

#Blerds, it’s important to mark manual RTs so that the first author gets credit. #BlerdChat 

Please subscribe to our reminders list to keep in touch w/ #BlerdChat & other #Blerds: https://twitter.com/DawnMGibson/lists/blerdchat

To subscribe: “Me”, then “More”, then lists, then #BlerdChat. Click on subscribe button on the left side.

Please like and contribute to the #BlerdChat page: https://www.facebook.com/BlerdChat #Blerds

Our  topic:TV  In 2014: 

Gathering

Q1: #Blerds, how’s your week going? Anything new & exciting? #BlerdChat

Q2: #Blerds, what tech or experiences (new or old) are you feeling these days? #BlerdChat

Q3: , Why are you into tweet chats? how many are you a part of?  

Primary Questions

Q4: , please define #diversity in the context of TV. #BlerdChat

Q5: , please tweet the top 3 to 5 words that you associate with  on  

Q6: , has   ever raised your awareness or changed your POV? No, kind of, or yes. 

Q7: , what’s the most tired and worn out TV  trope? 

Q8: , are you aware of any NonMedical shows including illness or  in their  concept? 

Q9: , Given mainstream success of , & , what’s next in TV 

Q10: , What are you looking for in TV/entertainment in 2014-2015?  

Q11: , what are your top 5 “desert island” shows?  

Q12: , what books or other publications would you like to see on TV?  

Q13: , what cooking/  shows & sites are you feeling these days?  

Q14: #Blerds, what have you done for your health this week? #BlerdChat

Q15: , please share some links for your preferred future  topics. 

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Spoonie Chat Questions 9-10-2014: Spoonie Safety

#SpoonieChat is hosted each Wednesday Night from 8-10PM EDT, by @DawnMGibson.

Introduction

#Spoonie, Greetings from the home of the Detroit #Tigers! I’m your #SpoonieChat founder and host. 

This week, #SpoonieChat’s about #Spoonie Safety 101, 9-11PM ET. http://tmblr.co/ZJjUSu17w2vfA #Health

#Spoonie, please subscribe to our networking / reminders list: https://twitter.com/DawnMGibson/spoonie-chat#SpoonieChat

Please join our private #SpoonieChat members-only Facebook grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1423623674516413/ #Spoonie

Format

#Spoonie, to keep organized respond to questions by number & w/ #SpoonieChat  in tweet’s body. Q1: answered A1: & add MT to modified tweets.

#SpoonieChat: Add MT to ALL modified tweets & RT to manual retweets is essential to make sure the tweet’s author is credited.

Gathering

Q1: #Spoonie, how’s your week going? #SpoonieChat #InvisibleIllness

Q2:#Spoonie, what has gone well this week?  #SpoonieChat #InvisibleIllness

Q3: #Spoonie, how is it going with things around the house? With cooking and #food? #SpoonieChat

Primary Questions

Q4: #Spoonie, what top 3 words do you associate with your overall knowledge of your illness? #SpoonieChat #InvisibleIllness

Q5: #Spoonie, how ready are you to communicate your medical history when it counts, not ready, somewhat ready, ready, or very ready? #SpoonieChat

Q6: #Spoonie, how well do you understand your treatments & meds, not well, somewhat, or well? #SpoonieChat #InvisibleIllness

Q7: #Spoonie, how well do you understand when it’s time to go to the ER, not well, somewhat, or well? #SpoonieChat #InvisibleIllness

Q8: #Spoonie, did you know that #SideEffects / allergies can happen even after taking a med for years? #SpoonieChat #InvisibleIllness

Q9: #Spoonie, how often do you consult a pharmacist about your medications, never, occasionally, or regularly? #SpoonieChat #InvisibleIllness

Q10: #Spoonie, are you aware of how your illness might impact your mobility or contribute to falls? #SpoonieChat #InvisibleIllness

#SpoonieChat, here are some #FallPrevention tips: http://www.mayoclinic.org/fall-prevention/ART-20047358

Q11: #Spoonie, what’s something about you that has nothing to do with your #InvisibleIllness? #SpoonieChat

Affirmation

Q12: What are some #Spoonie-friendly ways to have fun? #SpoonieChat

Q13: #SpoonieChat: please tweet a link from your blog or something else important to you. 

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assangistan:

MUST Read & Outrageous:
Human Rights Lawyer Arrested For Standing On NYC Sidewalk While Waiting For Children To Use Bathroom
via http://gothamist.com/
A human rights lawyer who was formerly the top attorney for Public Advocate Tish James was arrested for blocking the sidewalk following a pro-Palestinian rally in Times Square while waiting for her children to use the bathroom.
Chaumtoli Huq, 42, was standing outside of Ruby Tuesday on July 19th when her husband and children went into the restaurant to use the restroom. Police officers told her to keep moving down the sidewalk.
"I’m not in anybody’s way. Why do I have to move? What’s the problem?" Huq told police, according to the criminal complaint obtained by DNAinfo.
Police officer Ryan Lathrop and his partner then pinned her against a wall and arrested her.
“At that point I didn’t know what was happening. I was just thinking, ‘What’s going on?’ and all of a sudden the officer flips me [around]…he [turns] my body and presses me against the wall of the restaurant,” Huq told DNAinfo. “He shoved my left arm all the way and kept pushing it and handcuffed me. At that point I just like instinctively yelled, ‘Help!’ because I was alone. I screamed, ‘Help!’”
In her lawsuit filed Tuesday in Manhattan Federal Court, Huq claims the NYPD acted with “unreasonable and wholly unprovoked force” and that their behavior was “characteristic of a pattern and practice of the NYPD in aggressive overpolicing of people of color and persons lawfully exercising their First Amendment rights.”
Huq, who is Muslim, says the officers searched through her purse without probable cause, and took her to the precinct before her husband and children had even returned from the restaurant. When her husband went to go find his wife at the Midtown South Precinct, officers became suspicious of him because he had a last name different than his wife’s. “In America wives take the names of their husbands,” an officer allegedly told Huq.
Huq was charged with obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, and took an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal to the charges.
The day before her arrest, Huq had taken a leave of absence from the Public Advocate’s office so she could focus her attention on human rights abuses against garment workers in her native Bangladesh.
“I was hesitant to bring a case. My job is to be behind the scenes, and help all New Yorkers,” she told the Daily News. But, upon reflection, she decided she could use her experience to “raise awareness about overpolicing in communities of color. I want there to be a dialogue on policing and community relations.”

assangistan:

MUST Read & Outrageous:

Human Rights Lawyer Arrested For Standing On NYC Sidewalk While Waiting For Children To Use Bathroom

via http://gothamist.com/

A human rights lawyer who was formerly the top attorney for Public Advocate Tish James was arrested for blocking the sidewalk following a pro-Palestinian rally in Times Square while waiting for her children to use the bathroom.

Chaumtoli Huq, 42, was standing outside of Ruby Tuesday on July 19th when her husband and children went into the restaurant to use the restroom. Police officers told her to keep moving down the sidewalk.

"I’m not in anybody’s way. Why do I have to move? What’s the problem?" Huq told police, according to the criminal complaint obtained by DNAinfo.

Police officer Ryan Lathrop and his partner then pinned her against a wall and arrested her.

“At that point I didn’t know what was happening. I was just thinking, ‘What’s going on?’ and all of a sudden the officer flips me [around]…he [turns] my body and presses me against the wall of the restaurant,” Huq told DNAinfo. “He shoved my left arm all the way and kept pushing it and handcuffed me. At that point I just like instinctively yelled, ‘Help!’ because I was alone. I screamed, ‘Help!’”

In her lawsuit filed Tuesday in Manhattan Federal Court, Huq claims the NYPD acted with “unreasonable and wholly unprovoked force” and that their behavior was “characteristic of a pattern and practice of the NYPD in aggressive overpolicing of people of color and persons lawfully exercising their First Amendment rights.”

Huq, who is Muslim, says the officers searched through her purse without probable cause, and took her to the precinct before her husband and children had even returned from the restaurant. When her husband went to go find his wife at the Midtown South Precinct, officers became suspicious of him because he had a last name different than his wife’s. “In America wives take the names of their husbands,” an officer allegedly told Huq.

Huq was charged with obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, and took an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal to the charges.

The day before her arrest, Huq had taken a leave of absence from the Public Advocate’s office so she could focus her attention on human rights abuses against garment workers in her native Bangladesh.

“I was hesitant to bring a case. My job is to be behind the scenes, and help all New Yorkers,” she told the Daily News. But, upon reflection, she decided she could use her experience to “raise awareness about overpolicing in communities of color. I want there to be a dialogue on policing and community relations.”

Blerd Chat Questions 9-4-2-14: GeoEngineering

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@DawnMGibson hosts #BlerdChat on Twitter each Thursday at 8PM EDT. 

#Blerds, greetings from the home of the Detroit #Tigers. I’m your #BlerdChat founder & host.

Format

#Blerds, please show question you’re responding to. Q1: is answered A1: & add #BlerdChat to body of each tweet & MT for modified tweets.

#Blerds, it’s important to mark manual RTs so that the first author gets credit. #BlerdChat 

Please subscribe to our reminders list to keep in touch w/ #BlerdChat & other #Blerds: https://twitter.com/DawnMGibson/lists/blerdchat

To subscribe: “Me”, then “More”, then lists, then #BlerdChat. Click on subscribe button on the left side.

Please like and contribute to the #BlerdChat page: https://www.facebook.com/BlerdChat #Blerds

#GeoEngineering

, tonight’s  topic is 

 happens when humans chemically or mechanically alter the environment for a specific purpose. 

 is used to prevent or induce precipitation as desired. 

Gathering

Q1: #Blerds, how’s your week going? Anything new & exciting? #BlerdChat

Q2: #Blerds, what tech (new or old) are you feeling these days? #BlerdChat

, the SuezCanal, PanamaCanal, and Mississippi River are prime examples of aquatic .

, Holland does  with sea walls to keep out the NorthSea and making “dry land” out of sea bed. 

Q3: , when did you first hear of ? What was your first impression? 

Q4: , please tweet the top 3 to 5 words that you associate with 

Q5: , does  sound awesome, iffy, unhelpful, or terrible? 

Q6: , is  the next logical step in human development, a bad idea, or something else?  

Q7: , what unintended consequences could arise from 

Q8: , what are the top 3 to 5 words you associate with our relationship with our 

Q9: , do you feel like there’s time to stop ? Or is it time for Plan-B?  

Q10: , do you see any parallels between  and  or fantasy? How? 

Q11: , if cost/ consequences wasn’t an issue what’s your go to  project? 

Q12: , it’s time for your  gut check: good, bad, indifferent, or can’t say? 

Q13: #Blerds, what have you done for your health this week? #BlerdChat 

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Spoonie Chat 9-3-2014: Starting The Day

@DawnMGibson hosts Spoonie Chat each Wednesday night from 8-10PM EDT. 

Introduction

#Spoonie, Greetings from the home of the Detroit #Tigers! I’m your #SpoonieChat founder and host. 

Tonight, #SpoonieChat is looking at self kindness as #SelfCare.

#Spoonie, please subscribe to our networking / reminders list: https://twitter.com/DawnMGibson/spoonie-chat#SpoonieChat

Please like & post to our #SpoonieChat page. It’s a place for you to  keep up with other #Spoonie folks. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Spoonie-Chat-With-Dawn-M-Gibson/289062251246853

Format

#Spoonie, to keep organized respond to questions by number & w/ #SpoonieChat  in tweet’s body. Q1: answered A1: & add MT to modified tweets.

#SpoonieChat: Add MT to ALL modified tweets & RT to manual retweets is essential to make sure the tweet’s author is credited.

Spoonie Chat Questions

Gathering

Q1: #Spoonie, how’s your week going? #SpoonieChat #InvisibleIllness

Q2:#Spoonie, what has gone well this week?  #SpoonieChat #InvisibleIllness

Q3: #Spoonie, how is it going with things around the house? With cooking and #food? #SpoonieChat

Primary Questions

Q4: #Spoonie, how do you deal with getting going in the AM? #SpoonieChat #InvisibleIllness

Q5: #Spoonie, how do you deal with actually getting going in the AM? #SpoonieChat #InvisibleIllness

Q6:#Spoonie, what do you need to avoid in the AM or when you’re waking up? #SpoonieChat 

Q7: #Spoonie, please share your favorite tips for getting the most out of your morning/waking up. #SpoonieChat 

Q8: #Spoonie, what things can be done before bed to make the AM easier? #SpoonieChat 

Q9: #Spoonie, what’s your favorite breakfast/lunch? #SpoonieChat 

Q10: #Spoonie, what are the biggest stumbling blocks in your day? #SpoonieChat #InvisibleIllness

Q11: #Spoonie, are you open to using a #CheckList to help stay on track? #SpoonieChat

#SpoonieChat: Before-Bed #Checklist http://www.realsimple.com/work-life/life-strategies/time-management/before-bed-00100000076514/index.html via @RealSimple

#SpoonieChat:10 Ways to Rethink Your Lists http://www.realsimple.com/work-life/life-strategies/time-management/ways-rethink-lists-00000000008031/index.html via @RealSimple

Affirmation

Q12: What are some #Spoonie-friendly ways to have fun? #SpoonieChat

Q13: #SpoonieChat: please tweet a link from your blog or something else important to you. 

Q14: #Spoonie, where are you finding joy and inspiration these days? #SpoonieChat

Spoonie Chat 8-27-2014: Self Care

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@DawnMGibson hosts #SpoonieChat each Wednesday night from 8-10PM EDT.

Spoonie, 

This week’s chat was inspired by A Not-To-Do List for the Chronically Ill. This article does a great job exploring the social and emotional pitfalls many of us might fall into. I like how Toni Berhard flipped the “To Do” list on it’s head to expose areas where anybody with chronic illness could cultivate self kindness. 

Introduction

#Spoonie, Greetings from the home of the Detroit #Tigers! I’m your #SpoonieChat founder and host. 

Tonight, #SpoonieChat is looking at self kindness as #SelfCare.

#Spoonie, please subscribe to our networking / reminders list: https://twitter.com/DawnMGibson/spoonie-chat#SpoonieChat

Please like & post to our  page. It’s a place for you to  keep up with other  folks. 

Format

#Spoonie, to keep organized respond to questions by number & w/ #SpoonieChat  in tweet’s body. Q1: answered A1: & add MT to modified tweets.

#SpoonieChat: Add MT to ALL modified tweets & RT to manual retweets is essential to make sure the tweet’s author is credited.

Spoonie Chat Questions

Gathering

Q1: #Spoonie, how’s your week going? #SpoonieChat #InvisibleIllness

Q2:#Spoonie, what has gone well this week? #SpoonieChat #InvisibleIllness

Q3: #Spoonie, how is it going with things around the house? #SpoonieChat

Primary Questions

Tonight’s  is about  as . How we talk to & about ourselves is fundamental to how we feel & manage our illness.

 can easily turn negative as our bodies fail to cooperate. But body, illness, & self are NOT the same. 

Q4: #Spoonie, do you find yourself apologizing for the consequences of your illness? How/Why?  #SpoonieChat

#Spoonie, I find it helpful to make it clear that illness is NOT a choice. #SpoonieChat 

: It helps to remind myself & others that I really WANT to be there, even if I physically can’t do what was planned. 

Q5: #Spoonie, are you open to seeing your illness as theft/intrusion rather than a personal failing? #SpoonieChat

Q6: #Spoonie, do you find yourself glorifying your life before illness or before it worsened? #SpoonieChat

: Sometimes, it feels like the rear view mirror is a trap specifically designed to catch a 

: It’s so tempting to look back at the past frozen in place. But even the past is not a perfect version of history. 

: We all know story of a departed person/pet that becomes more glorious with each telling. It can be same for the past..

#Spoonie, it’s highly possible that our future would have changed without illness. #SpoonieChat 

Q7: Where are you in the #Spoonie grieving process? #SpoonieChat

: Grieving involves letting go of old expectations of how things are “supposed to be”. It’s NOT the same as giving up. 
: Grieving comes in fits & starts. It’s important to go at your own pace. It’s your own journey. 
: It’s impossible to know how things actually would have turned out, but you can still make a life for yourself. 

The #Spoonie’s grief is valid even when the disability was present from birth. #SpoonieChat

Q8: #Spoonie, do you find yourself using bad names/ insults for your ill self? What could replace it? #SpoonieChat

Q9: #Spoonie, how often do you say “yes” when your body means “no”: sometimes, really often, or all the time? #SpoonieChat

Q10: #Spoonie, do you feel comfortable shutting folks down when they’re nosy about your health: yes, no, or sometimes? #SpoonieChat

1. It’s your choice to make your health as public or private as you want. 
2. You can change your mind at any time. 
3. It’s nice to be understood, but it’s NOT your job to convince folks that you’re really sick or deserve respect.  
4. It’s ok to draw boundaries about discussing your health, treatments, finances, or reproductive arrangements. 

Affirmation

Q11: What are some #Spoonie-friendly ways to enjoy ourselves? #SpoonieChat

Q12: #SpoonieChat,  please join me in tweeting (about yourself) #ThreeGoodThingsAboutMe! 

Q13: #SpoonieChat: please tweet a link from your blog or something else important to you. 

Q14: #Spoonie, where are you finding joy and inspiration these days? #SpoonieChat