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Seriously, though. Let me start with thoughts from a conversation I had with a student today.

Twitter was a part of a general shift in the information ecosystem that has had both positive and negative effects on society. #Thread
2/ Positives abound. News is careful and careful is good, but news didn't cover everything. Twitter let people and organizations share important information in real time that sometimes made a real difference.
3/ You see this in student journalists who covered a campus shooting using Twitter when the web server crashed and they were locked down in the student union building.
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Settle in, boys and girls.
It's almost go time!
#AltGov 🇺🇸
Putin ✔️
Covid ✔️
Great people of Ukraine (close enough) ✔️
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Four years ago, after listing to Conway say the Trump administration had “alternative facts,” I was appalled. But then I saw these Twitter handles emerge of federal employees who would not be silenced or forced to tell lies. And I thought, I’d like to speak out as well.
And so, four years ago, I made this account to give a voice to the Armed Forces members who could not speak out publicly but wanted to.

And shortly after that, I was contacted by one of those other accounts. They wanted to create a family, a community, a resistance.
And so, four years ago, I joined the #altgov family and the #resistance. I confirmed my status as an active duty military member to @brooklynmarie of @snopes. Together, the #altgov family amplified the message that the truth will not be replaced with alternative facts (lies.)
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Well America here we are, in the cusp of having a new president. Dallas here, lets have a chat. #Thread 🧵
For this chat, we are going to assume @JoeBiden has won the election ok.
4 years ago I started this account on a knee jerk reaction to what was happening with the NPS accounts. I could not let a nefarious actor own this space. At first I had no idea what I was in for. The account had no followers till @StollmeyerEU picked up on us.
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No it won't.

I'll never forget the fear that gripped me at the inauguration watching violence unfold with cars on fire and people attacked. I was chased down the street... then saw those same black bloc anarchists strolling through my lobby to their swanky airbnbs.
Of course if *Biden* wins all the black bloc anarchists will fade away. The inauguration will be packed *because people will know they can come without fear of bodily harm* - people would even be safe to bring their children—a luxury we didn't have in 2016
Why don't we talk about all the #AltGov twitter accounts?

Agencies created accounts like @altUSEPA @altdojcrimdiv @AltLaborStats on inauguration day announcing they'd no intention of implementing Trump's agenda.

Can you imagine the outcry if Bush careers did that to Obama? ImageImage
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Music Thread
Eric Clapton ~ Over the Rainbow

#WHPDaily #IndivisibleTimes #AltGovDaily #AltGov #Indivisible #SVRAV #vanlife
Stanley Jordan ~ Stairway to Heaven, 1994
#WHPDaily #IndivisibleTimes #AltGovDaily #AltGov #Indivisible #SVRAV #vanlife
Victor Wooten ~ Live in America ~ Good People (w/ Divinity)

#WHPDaily #IndivisibleTimes #AltGovDaily #AltGov #Indivisible #SVRAV #vanlife
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Move to the Groove - Pat Metheny & The Heath Brothers, Kool #Jazz Festival live at "Palais Des Congres", Midem (F) - 28 jan 1983
Jimmy Heath (ts)
Pat Metheny (g)
Percy Heath (b)
Albert Heath (d)
#WHPDaily #IndivisibleTimes #AltGovDaily #AltGov #Indivisible #SVRAV #vanlife
Pat Metheny, B.B. King, Dave Brubeck ~ Blue Rondo A La Turk #WHPDaily #IndivisibleTimes #AltGovDaily #AltGov #Indivisible #SVRAV #vanlife
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Hi everyone! I wanted to follow up on this thread where I asked for your thoughts about #AltGovCares. After a lot of thought, I’d like to explain why I decided to join the effort and authorize Teespring to use my twitter avatar and handle to raise funds for charity
I am still concerned about appearances, & remain adamant that #AltGov accounts exist to resist corruption, & should not be used for personal profit. I’m comfortable that this effort holds true to those beliefs, & hope you will be too. Here are some reasons that helped convince me
The Teespring platform enables me to be 100% outside of any funding processes, so no money can ever come to me. I authorize them to use my name and graphics, then they sell the items and donate all funds directly to my selected charity
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[Thread] I'd like to celebrate the announcement of the official impeachment inquiry by pulling out the first thread I ever posted in August, 2017, and adding a few behind-the-scenes anecdotes for your entertainment. I stand by every word of that thread today
I wasn't one of the first true OG AltGov accounts like @BadHombreNPS & @RogueNASA. Several of us were vetted in August 2017 & I wound up joining along with my #AltGov Anniversarymates, @AngrierWHStaff & @DeepStateRogue
I had decided I wanted to join the growing movement, and the day I saw @AngrierWHStaff and @DeepStateRogue got added to the verified AltGov list, I reached out to them to introduce myself and ask what the process was
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It's not Friday, but here's a bonus #FunFact #Thread about the #AltGov. It's topical to #HurricaneDorian
2/ It is true that they got their start right around the inauguration in 2017. There have been a few events that have been have caused them to organize and build structures. The 2017 hurricanes were one.
3/ An #AltGov-started initiative ended up bringing in follower volunteers literally all over the world, and they developed technology and structures that were responsible for saving thousands of lives.
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I have a serious question for AltGov OG, newer AltGov accounts, #Resistance, & all of our followers, large or small. What (if anything) do you think #AltGov’s value has been over the years since @realDonaldTrump’s inauguration, & what do you look for from us today? [Mini-thread]
I feel our focus as a decentralized but still largely cohesive group has evolved and shifted over time. There are far more focuses/activities than would fit into nice neat categories, but I think many fall into a few groups…
1. TRANSPARENCY: Our origin. (Thank you @BadHombreNPS) #AltGov was born out of attempts to suppress scientific data and other info that didn’t conform to @realDonaldTrump’s narrative. Our OG accounts promised to continue providing real data, regardless of Trump’s gag orders
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What I fight for politically is almost exclusively for others because I believe it is right. I am a white straight male (I know, shocker) and most likely I will not face a single hardship from the agenda the right tries to push. It does not affect my life or any of my current...
...loved ones if abortion and gay marriage are made illegal, if Obamacare is abolished, if immigrants are prevented from coming to the US, if food stamps are reduced, if wages are kept forcibly low, etc. I fight for the liberal agenda because it is RIGHT.
A roommate of mine once said that the universe has a liberal bias. And he is absolutely right. The universe is in constant flux, and adaptation is key to survival. And that is the heart of the liberal agenda, to grow and change with the world around us.
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Thanks again to everyone who shared today. As promised, 5 more things I've learned about the #AltGov #Thread
1. They are quite diverse in opinions. For example, they are definitely NOT an angry mob of Democrats. To the contrary, many came into this moderate, leaning conservative.
2. They don't all like Twitter. Several have said when things are stabilized, they will delete their accounts. And over the months, some of them have, in fact, quit. I knew one pretty well, and they are missed.
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#Thread I'm doing a book-pitching event for a manuscript I'm working on about the #AltGov resistance movement. I appreciate so much those of you who are interested and have retweeted those with the (#)pitmad hashtag. Here are 5 things I've learned in my 9 months of research.
1. They are all over the country and usually don't know who each other are. They use a system of 3rd-party vetting to know whom to trust, because they are afraid of getting fired or being harassed.
2. They have more than 1 MILLION unique followers, some of whom they have close relationships with and talk to in Twitter messages every day.
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@AltWASONPS @chronophage @RogueEPAstaff [THREAD] Several other folks have asked me for my thoughts about this new Hatch Act guidance as well. Let me answer here. It may be lengthy, so I may not worry about cleanly dividing thoughts around tweet boundaries.
@AltWASONPS @chronophage @RogueEPAstaff Do I agree that the new guidance is correct, and that #resistance is inherently political activity? No, I do not. I do not #resist on the basis of political party. Several of my good friends in #AltGov have been lifelong Republicans
@AltWASONPS @chronophage @RogueEPAstaff #AltGov was not started to push for or against any parties. @BadHombreNPS started to resist the suppression of scientific data. That was (and is) the motive for many of the #AltGov accounts
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Let's take a look at a technique employed by some Twitter impersonation accounts: replacing "rn" with "m" in the name of the clone as seen here with @propornot/@propomot. Unless one has good eyesight and looks closely, it's easy to miss.

cc: @ZellaQuixote
(we've previously covered a group of accounts impersonating the #AltGov accounts that used a similar technique here)
We searched through our accumulated datasets for account names containing "rn", pulled the profile information for the equivalent account with "rn" replaced with "m", and looked for cases where the two accounts had similar profiles.
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GAO agrees to investigate Mar-a-Lago members' influence on VA… #WHPDaily #IndivisibleTimes #AltGovDaily #AltGov #Indivisible #SVRAV
@ProPublica has this document repository about Mar-A-Lago members' influence on the VA… #WHPDaily #IndivisibleTimes #AltGovDaily #AltGov #Indivisible #SVRAV
Original Story:…
Startpage Search on the VA's Shadow Rulers at Mar-A-Lago…
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@UKAutoharps Certainly. It would be a Beethoven Piano Concerto adapted for & played on the Autoharp. or Harps.
#WHPDaily #IndivisibleTimes #AltGovDaily #AltGov #Indivisible #SVRAV
@UKAutoharps The more I look at this, the more I am convinced I was right. This is a piece for an Autoharp Quartet. 3 diatonic, 1 Chromatic. Take a look. Beethoven wrote very straight-ahead music. Easily adaptable. #AltGovDaily #AltGov #Indivisible #SVRAV #Jazz #Music
@UKAutoharps 3rd Movement of #3 - This is a piece for an Autoharp Quartet. 3 diatonic, 1 Chromatic. Beethoven wrote very straight-ahead music. Easily adaptable. A Good Arranger could easily do this. #AltGovDaily #AltGov #Indivisible #SVRAV #Jazz #Music
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