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TWEET/BEAT: Of millionaires, miners and mathematicians

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TWEET/BEAT
A Roundup of Recent Tweets Worth Pondering

Photo by Marten Bjork on Unsplash

So, the thing is tweets come and go. And if you aren’t following the right somebodies, they don’t even come.  It’s like they never were. The aim of “Tweet/Beat” is to preserve or raise up some West Virginia-centric tweets worth pondering for a second or two longer. Or maybe for the first time. When applicable, we’ll add appropriate links for what a tweet may be referencing. You may also consider Tweet/Beat as a recommendation for some folks worth following in your Twitter feed (if you have one), or worth tracking down elsewhere (if you don’t). I will admit to being a fan of Ted Boettner’s somewhat cranky, but always informed and spot-on Tweets. Which is why he is overrepresented in this post’s roundup as the director of the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy weighs in on some of important issues affecting the Mountain State:

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WHERE ARE THE CANDIDATES?

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IT’S A MILLIONAIRE THING

I READ SOMEWHERE Gov. Jim Justice is West Virginia’s only billioniare. (How’s that working out for you, Mountain State?) But what about millionaires? Ted Boettner — a data-driven charts and graphs guy — uses a new report tracking the concentration of American millionaires statewide to once more beat a rather important  drum he has been beating loudly and regularly:

SOURCE:  howmuch.net/sources/americas-millionaires-by-state

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DON’T LIE TO COAL MINERS

Congressman Ted Lieu is one of those rare politicians who can speak in declarative sentences without guile. In this recent tweet he speaks truth to (coal) power, The line “We honor coal workers by not lying to them” should be either a bumper sticker or a tattoo or both:

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THERE’S SMART IN THOSE THEM HILLS

PS: Speaking of which, West Virginia State University in Institute just this month unveiled a statue to Katherine Johnson.

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