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New Study Estimates More Than 900,000 People Have Died Of COVID-19 In U.S.

If this is true, this pandemic is the single most deadly event ever to strike the US, & it was all preventable.

#DemCast #DemVoice1 #wtpBLUE #ONEV1 #FreshVoicesRise #GeeksResist

npr.org/sections/coron…
This is more than 57% what has been reported, while the same study puts worldwide death tolls at nearly 7 million, more than double the 3.24 million reported.

The final count only estimates deaths "caused directly by the SARS-CoV-2 virus," according to the study's authors.
By contrast, the flu pandemic of 1918 took 675,000 American lives in about two years, the Civil War took 655,000 in 3 years, WWII took 405,000 in 4 years, and WWI saw us lose 117,000 in 2 years.
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1/9 The beautiful irony of the #TrumpTaxReturns coming out NOW is that Trump's never-ending appeals pushed the release date back until he gave HIMSELF an early October surprise.

#CountBankruptula was surely hoping to keep them hidden until after the election.

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2/9 Now we know that since 2000 there are TEN years when Trump didn't pay anything in taxes.

In all Trump paid no federal income taxes in 11 of 18 years the New York Times' reporters examined

nytimes.com/interactive/20…
3/9 Now we know that Trump only paid $750 his first 2 terms while hard-working Americans paid their dues & struggled to make ends meet.

Now we know that he practiced wide-scale tax fraud based on claims of heavy losses, & he probably WAS losing heavily... cnn.com/2020/09/27/pol…
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1/3 Thank you Mike Bloomberg for continuing to keep your word!

Bloomberg raises $16 million to help Florida felons regain right to vote

#DemCast #DemCastFL #GeeksResist
orlandosentinel.com/politics/2020-…
2/3 Bloomberg Raises $16 Million to Clear Debts and Restore Voting Rights of Former Felons in Florida slate.com/news-and-polit…
3/3 Bloomberg, others rack up $20M to help Florida felons register politico.com/states/florida…
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Sick.

A $1B fund Congress gave the Pentagon in the March Cares Act to build up the country’s supplies of medical equipment has instead been mostly funneled to defense contractors & used to make things such as jet engine parts, body armor & dress uniforms.
washingtonpost.com/business/2020/…
So instead of spending that money on tests and swabs like they were supposed to, Trump's pentagon used the money to line the pockets of military contractors.

So much for not wanting an "endless war"

#TrumpLied200KAmericansdied

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That means this totally non-doctored photo-op could have been paid for with money intended for masks and medical equipment, used instead to arm the troops that illegally attacked peaceful protestors. Image
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1/4 This is SO incredible.

Giant Kamala Harris image ‘crops up’ in Kansas field

He began working on it the MOMENT she was announced, having anticipated it, and also did one of Joe Biden!

#DemCast #DemCastKS #GeeksResist

2/4 Crop art of Kamala Harris portrayed in Kansas field kwch.com/2020/08/21/cro…
3/4 Lawrence, Kansas, artist Stan Herd created an earthwork portrait of the Democratic nominee for vice president, California Sen. Kamala Harris. Herd explains how and why he created what is commonly called ‘crop art.’

kansascity.com/news/local/art…
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1/6 Trump's 2020 re-election campaign faces surprising cash crunch

Interesting; in all of the e-mails they send out begging for cash they claim they're crushing Biden in fundraising, a claim that is bound to undermine their desperate fundraising efforts.
axios.com/trump-election…
2/6 It's highly unusual for a sitting president to be lacking money for his campaign.

Some possible causes?

Trump has been dipping deep into the coffers to pay his legal bills, and the most litigious man in America has LOTS of those. nytimes.com/2020/09/05/us/…
3/6 Then there's the rampant embezzlement and mismanagement of Brad Parscale.

Companies owned by Donald Trump's campaign manager have received nearly $40 million from the president's reelection committees, according to a new report. businessinsider.com/trump-campaign…
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1/9 I got a small chortle out of this headline, but there's a darker story behind it:

China announces retaliatory sanctions against Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz

#GeeksResist #OneVoice1 #DemCast theguardian.com/world/2020/jul…
2/9 You may recall that in June, John Bolton's book was leaked and it was revealed that Donald Trump not only didn't care about human rights in China, but actually SUPPORTED Chinese concentration camps for millions of Uighur Muslims.

Four articles: businessinsider.com/trump-china-de…
3/9 Trump Says He Avoided Punishing China Over Uighur Camps to Protect Trade Talks

“Well, we were in the middle of a major trade deal,” the president said, supporting an account by his former national security adviser John R. Bolton.

#DontLookAway nytimes.com/2020/06/21/us/…
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1/13 COVID-19 is not "going away."

In fact, the more we learn about COVID-19, the worse it is.

A slew of studies are showing the coronavirus damages us & lingers in ways we did not expect.

#GeeksResist #DemCast #OneVoice1 #StayAtHome #WearADamnMask
2/13 Brain damage is a major worry.

Experts have confirmed that Covid-19 can cause neurological complications including stroke, nerve damage, & potentially fatal brain inflammation – even if the patients don’t show severe respiratory symptoms.
cnn.com/2020/07/08/hea…
3/13 New studies are also showing that many patients have persistent symptoms as much as 60 days after being declared "over" COVID-19, leading to beliefs it may be a chronic illness.

Persistent Symptoms in Patients After Acute COVID-19

jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/…
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1/43 This is a new thread following #TalibanGate / #BountyGate

Put simply, all evidence shows #TrumpKnewAndDidNothing about Russia placing bounties on American soldiers in Afghanistan for over a year.

#OneVoiceVets #GeeksResist #DemCast #TRE45ON #TrumpKnew
2/43 This began late Friday, with the NYT report that Russia secretly offered Afghan militants, including the Taliban, bounties to kill U.S. troops, according to Intelligence sources. nytimes.com/2020/06/26/us/…
3/43 By Saturday, the story had exploded.

Trump has NEVER supported our troops except as convenient pawns and props, but THIS was treason on a whole new level never before suspected.

#TraitorTrump #TraitorInChief

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1/5 Steven Carrillo ambushed & killed Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller, critically injured another deputy, & threw pipe bombs at police June 6th.

He also scrawled extremist mottos "Boog", "I became unreasonable", & "stop the duopoly" in BLOOD on the hood of a car.
nbcnews.com/news/us-news/m…
2/5 Carrillo, a former Air Force sergeant, is also linked to a federal officer killing in Oakland & charged with 19 felonies.

"Boog" refers to a growing far right white supremacist "boogaloo" movement to start a civil war based on race.

mercurynews.com/2020/06/11/san… via @mercnews
3/5 "I became unreasonable" & "stop the duopoly" are common boogaloo mottos, the first based on a quote from Marvin Heemeyer, an anti-government extremist who bulldozed 13 buildings in Granby, Colorado, called "Killdozer" by extremists.
sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2020/06/11/rep…
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1/19 Medical experts agree that a major requirement to contain the coronavirus pandemic is inceased testing & contact tracing.

The Trump regime is not only doing the exact opposite of that, it's actively hindering that effort.

#GeeksResist #DemCast #OneVoice1 #WhereAreTheTests
2/19 Early on in March, while the numbers in some countries were under-reported due to them being overwhelmed, U.S. intelligence accused China of intentionally under-reporting its total coronavirus cases and deaths.

What country would do such a thing?

fortune.com/2020/04/01/chi…
3/19 It turns out we would.

Even as we accused China of doing so, the coronavirus was spreading through U.S. military overseas, and the Pentagon ordered installations to stop reporting coronavirus cases.

stripes.com/news/us/pentag…
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1/8 Donald Trump has just unilaterally committed an act of war without the approval of Congress. Not even the Gang of 8 was informed.

#GeeksResist #OneVoice1 #DemCast

#NoWarInIran #Soleimani #WagTheDog2020 #TrumpsWar #WarWithIran

huffpost.com/entry/schumer-… via @HuffPostPol
2/8 Make no mistake. General Qassem Soleimani was an evil man responsible for the death of thousands, from employing sophisticated IEDs used against American troops to recent murdering of Iraqi protesters.

The Shadow Commander: newyorker.com/magazine/2013/…
3/8 None-the-less, this is an act of war, the assassination of a powerful foreign leader, the second most powerful man in Iran, at a time when Trump has just been impeached and is facing trial while ALSO up for re-election.

#WagTheDog2020 nyti.ms/36iPzyp
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1/5 Donald Trump, aka John Barron, aka David Dennison, is telling us "do not believe any article or story you read or see that uses “anonymous sources” having to do with trade or any other subject."

This is more than an attack on the #FreePress.

#GeeksResist #DemCast #OneVoice1
2/5 It is an attack on facts.

On reality.

And on the #whistleblower.

Trump famously spreads disinformation with phrases like "people are saying", invoking phantom polls and friends and "everybody knows" when he wants to lie.

So he has no problem with "anonymous sources."
3/5 His problem is when others use REAL anonymous sources, like the #FreePress, law enforcement, or Congress, for all of whom these sources are vital to preserving our Democratic liberties by obtaining information people would otherwise not share for fear of reprisal or censure.
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1/17 Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch is a hero.

Let's begin there.

She did not set out to be a hero.

She set out to serve her country with skills carefully learned over a lifetime in the Foreign Service.

And she did.

#GeeksResist #DemCast #OneVoice1

vanityfair.com/news/2019/11/a…
2/17 A career diplomat, she served in the State Department since 1986. This means she served under Reagan, Bush Sr., Clinton, Bush Jr., and Obama before doing so under Trump.

washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/…
3/17 She is the Canadian-born daughter of Russians who fled the USSR & Nazis, served 30 years in the Foreign Service wing of the State Dept., moved 13 times to serve in 7 countries, & is former ambassador to Kyrgyzstan (2004-08) & Armenia (2008-11).
ctpost.com/local/article/…
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1/8 #Disinformation & #Misinformation can come in many forms.

One of them is #cherrypicking, where only certain pieces of information are chosen to sell your argument.

Sometimes this presentation is done purely for sensationalism.

Take this Dan Scavino post Trump re-tweeted:
2/8 Seizing upon this shocking potential revelation, numerous news outlets are broadcasting it as if it were a lock, a definite thing, but if you look more closely at the articles themselves, it turns out to be anything but.
3/8 The numbers come from Moody's Analytics, a poll alla re swift to note has been accurate for 40 years... except in 2016.

That's a very recent & sizable blunder, & though they insist taking into account surprise turnout patterns resolves the issue, it leaves room for doubt.
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1/16 It has begun. The GOP is spinning that the sole transcript Trump says he will release is more important than the #WhistleblowerComplaint as a tactic to insist everything should ride on this one supposed piece of evidence.

#ImpeachTrump #ImpeachmentParty #UkraineTranscript
2/16 All reports indicate this was a months-long conspiracy Trump and Giuliani were engaged in, subverting & bypassing officials who tried to stop them.

A single call does not BEGIN to give an accurate depiction of the events that lead up to this. washingtonpost.com/national-secur…
3/16 And Trump already has a shady history with releasing information.

Forget the obvious like his tax returns, school grades, and secret meetings with Putin.

Actually, a reminder of those secret meetings:
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Saudi first: Trump wants to start a war with Iran when MBS gives the order interc.pt/30axJio by @mehdirhasan
On the word of a single, likely compromised, U.S. official, CBS says the Saudi oil attack was approved by Iran's supreme leader.

This story deserves our skepticism.

cbsnews.com/news/saudi-oil…
I gotta say, this doesn't FEEL smart.

Under Trump arms deal, US smart bombs to be built in Saudi Arabia

We should not hand the Saudis valuable weapons tech given the kingdom's conduct in Yemen and its human rights record.
nbcnews.com/politics/congr…
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#EnoughIsEnough.

Antifa isn't murdering people. MS-13 isn't gunning down hundreds.

The Trump regime set the stage for these #massshootings.

They have vilified their critics while ending programs that track dangerous, fringe groups.

These ARE #TrumpsTerrorists.
First Trump shut down programs to counter violent extremism.

The administration has hobbled the infrastructure designed to prevent atrocities like Pittsburgh and Christchurch. theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/…
When Fighting Domestic Terrorism, You Get What You Pay For

The Trump administration has gutted the budget for fighting far-right extremists, making it harder to stop attacks like the Pittsburgh massacre. foreignpolicy.com/2018/11/01/whe…
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Seth's @SethAbramson lengthy thread on his take away from Barr's planned release of the redacted #Mueller report, the event's leading up to it, with links to related items. Definitely worth your time to read carefully. #GeeksResist #TheResistance #HeroesResist #VeteransResist
UPDATE 1: My friend Bryan @ "Why Now?' posted a blog with links to various related items of interest. Please check them out also.
whynow.dumka.us/2019/04/18/mue…
UPDATE 2: Digby @ Hullabaloo posted an article w/ a possible reason Mueller let Don Jr. off the hook so easily! Explanation by Election Law expert Rick Hasen. It was a bad decision by Mueller IMO.
#GeeksResist #TheResistance #HeroesResist #VeteransResist
digbysblog.blogspot.com/2019/04/junior…
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We all know #ThisIsNotNormal. 💯
Some folks are saying it may never be normal again. 🙄

But I'm gonna let you all in on a secret.
Are you ready?

Our "normal" was hot garbage.
No, really.
Hot. Frelling. Garbage.

Let's review, shall we?

<thread> It's going to be too easy for things to start feeling normal—especially if you are someone who is not directly impacted by his actions. So keep reminding yourself: this is not normal. Write it on a Post-It Note & stick it on your refrigerator, hire a skywriter once a month, tattoo it on your ass. Because a klan-backed misogynist internet troll is going to be delivering the sotu. And that's fucked up. - John Oliver
"Normal" gave us a Republican party that flatly refused to work with President Obama. On anything. At all. Ever.

Think I'm exaggerating?
Two words: #MerrickGarland.

McConnell sat on a vacancy in the highest court of the land for a year.

And it was so "normal" we did nothing. Gorsuch arrives at a SCOTUS seat, in which President Obama's nominee is bound & gagged, saying,
"Normal" gave us 60+ votes to repeal the #AffordableCareAct. Heck, it gave us the ACA passing with zero GOP votes.

That's not hyperbole, folks.
The 1st House vote, ONE Republican.
The Senate vote, ZERO Republicans.
The final House vote, ZERO Republicans.

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patient_P… Roadrunner as Obamacare (Affordabilis Care Actus) outmaneuvers a pack of Coyotes as Republicans (Grandium Old Party).
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UPDATE: Lawyers for Good Government

♦️Project Corazon♦️

More reports from Dilley, Texas

Courtesy of L4GG member Pam Woldow and her husband Doug Richardson

Please support Protect Corazon by texting CORAZON to 91999

lawyersforgoodgovernment.org/project-corazo…

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We first thought Dilley isn’t inherently evil-just a large, emotionless machine running on bureaucratic inertia. Now we learn that for some, that’s not true. For them, Dilley is a torture chamber, built to cause the most extraordinary pain and exert devastating control over women
We have yet to see a single drug dealer, gang member or vandal bent on a life of crime in the US. That’s what they’ve risked their lives to escape, not what they intended to bring to America. And yet we expend enormous resources to keep these victims from victimizing us.
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UPDATE:

Lawyers for Good Government’s

♦️Project Corazon♦️

Reports from Dilley, Texas, courtesy of L4GG member Pam Woldow and her husband, Douglas Richardson

To support us, please text CORAZON to 91999

lawyersforgoodgovernment.org/project-corazo…
Men working at Dilley have to tread carefully, because many of their clients’ pains and indignities stem from their oppressed relationships with the men in their lives: abusive husbands, gang members, drunken relatives, indifferent police and government, and snakeheads.
It is therefore no surprise that some of the women receiving Credible Fear Interview preparation are reluctant to have a man sitting in on their prep team, are reluctant to reveal painful intimacies to men whose supportive attitudes and good will may seem foreign to them.
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Per Wikipedia: Batista suspended the 1940 Constitution and revoked most political liberties, including the right to strike. #TheResistance
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Batista aligned with the wealthiest landowners who owned the largest sugar plantations, & presided over a stagnating economy that widened the gap between rich and poor Cubans. Eventually it reached the point where most of the sugar industry was in U.S. hands. #TheResistance /2
The American Mafia controlled the drug, gambling, and prostitution businesses in Havana, and with large U.S.-based multinational companies who were awarded lucrative contracts.
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Hey, #TheResistance. I know #Sessions is awful.
But right now he's recused from Russia investigation; he can't fire #Mueller.
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Let's not call for his removal. If he steps down or is fired, Dump gets to hand-pick his replacement. They may well fire Mueller.
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This is not about what #Sessions deserves.
This is about being strategic.
#ResistSmart
#GeeksResist 🤓
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