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A good news story to start 2020: My wife and I successfully moved from #Sanfrancisco to #Miami, driving over 3,200 miles -- practically #London to #Cairo. She drove the '97 RAV4 w/ the #pug & I had the moving van w/ the #cat . This is what #utsalumni can accomplish!
“A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.”― John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America #utsalumni
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Just Rudy Giuliani and Pete Sessions meeting with two Venezuelans indicted for money laundering, nothing to see here... washingtonpost.com/politics/trump…
Two idiots - Giuliani and Pete Sessions - taken in by the trappings of wealthy criminals on the run from the @TheJusticeDept, again, this time in Venezuela: Rudy and Alexander Betancourt, Pete Sessions and Raul Gorrin Belisario:
.@PeteSessions met with a man who is accused of bribery, money laundering, currency exchange scams...sweet! You good with this @GOP ? 🤦🏽‍♀️
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Now in #SDNY Magistrate Court multiple defendants from The #Bronx' Elliot Place between Walton & the #GrandConcourse- thread
AUSA and Judgr Parker have different rap sheets for one defenfant, whose CJA lawyer doesn't have *any* copy of the rap sheet
AUSA Balsamello has the narcotics conspiracy was centered around 105-07 Elliot Place, #BX NY. Qs turn to hit & run in #Miami
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I don’t know if it’s being forced to watch the frequency at which deeper and more widespread saltwater inundation is impacting some neighborhoods in South Florida, or if it’s the inner demons released when teenagers like #Greta admonish adults, but this fall ...

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I’ve had an inordinate number of, um, skeptics (I’m trying to be kind) bending themselves into pretzels trying to contradict what we in #miami and Fort Lauderdale are plainly seeing with our own eyes:

the cities are under siege from the surging seas.

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They throw around all their expertly-gathered (#sarcasm) alternative facts, like “what do you expect when you build on a swamp?” Let me enlighten you:

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Very bad timing for a nouveau #LaborDayHurricane

Risk of flooding with a storm surge at high tide is greatest when full/new moon happens around perigee (when the Moon is at its closest to Earth). Some of the highest astronomical tides of the year are this weekend.
As an example here’s Miami’s Virginia Key water level predictions (using it only because it’s readily available to me via @BMcNoldy and not because I’m forecasting it to come to #Miami). Basically it’s “shoulder King Tide season”. Labor Day is 2 Sept

(perigee graphic @rtphokie)
@BMcNoldy @rtphokie I would also add that because of #ClimateChange the rate of #sealevelrise has accelerated. In Virginia Key, sea level is 5 inches higher today than 25 years ago. #Florida’s Atlantic coastal cities can now see deeper storm surges penetrating further inland. Pic via @ClimateCentral
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I’ve figured it out. The Gitmans can’t pretend to not speak English while defrauding KS bIZ or siphon 11 mil from a Kazakh airline if the first thing when you google “Jacob Gitman” is my story.

Nobody will let them build an aluminum plant if they know about the fake debt. Ooops
Nobody share this story that I’m linking here because I heard they don’t like being exposed.

I hope the @FBI is aware of all of this.

link.medium.com/DeduneQRrZ
If I can save one person from making a bad decision because these people running a mob business in Miami are trying to take advantage of them I will.

#Miami #Mobster #Arizona #Aluminum
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Spread word: my student & friend #Tavares Calloway was coerced to confess to 5 murders after #Miami police told him his own family was in immediate danger unless he falsely confessed to help them flush out the real killer. He was sentenced to die. docs.google.com/document/d/e/2…
#Tavares was 19 when 11 officers interrogated him for 18 hours w/o an attorney present. Police admitted to repeatedly lying to him, saying they'd found his DNA/fingerprints at the scene.

In fact, NO PHYSICAL EVIDENCE OR EYEWITNESS ties him to the crime.
The SOLE EVIDENCE against #Tavares is a confession he signed when police told him his family was in grave & imminent danger. After 18 hrs of questioning, police knew he was protective of his family & deeply devout.
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🔥 Voters! Dangerous #BarcodeVoting systems from ES&S, which has donated $30K to the GOP, are threatening YOUR elections if u live in:

GA, FL, PA, TX, WI, OH, KS, AR, DE, NJ, IN, NY.

Attend #ElectionSecurityNY on June 6 to sound the alarm for all!

facebook.com/events/4253163… 1/
2/ Article about the dangers of #BarcodeVoting whowhatwhy.org/2019/01/11/geo…
3/ Article listing many of the states that have already moved to #BarcodeVoting ballot marking devices from ES&S, including these I forgot in post 1: WV, KY (Mitch McConnell’s State), & Michigan (another swing state): nybooks.com/daily/2018/11/…
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#NFLCombine key measurements thread…

102. #Duke TE Daniel Helm
Height: 6-4 1/8
Weight: 249
Hand: 9 4/8
Arm: 33 3/8
Wingspan: 79 5/8
#NFLCombine key measurements thread…

103. #Iowa TE TJ Hockenson
Height: 6-4 6/8
Weight: 251
Hand: 9 4/8
Arm: 32 2/8
Wingspan: 77 7/8
#NFLCombine key measurements thread…

104. #Mississippi TE Dawson Knox
Height: 6-4 3/8
Weight: 254
Hand: 9 6/8
Arm: 33 4/8
Wingspan: 80 4/8
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This will be the 2019 #NFLCombine measurements thread. (The league records prospect information in 8ths of an inch and does not reduce the fractions...if you don't like it, tweet management.)
#NFLCombine key measurements thread…

1. #Utah K Matt Gay
Height: 6-0
Weight: 232
Hand: 9
Arm: 30 4/8
Wingspan: 73 4/8
#NFLCombine key measurements thread…

2. #Oklahoma K Austin Seibert
Height: 5-9 2/8
Weight: 213
Hand: 8 7/8
Arm: 30 3/8
Wingspan: 70 4/8
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#NSPNsymposium18 @yfortiss starts off the session on Rebuilding Sustainable & Resilient #PuertoRico thru #Science @scipolnetwork
@SEPANYC

w/ @Sefini @sloan_kettering, Juan Ramirez @aaas @nahjUPRRP, and @fcoloninFL of Jasperi Consulting and former advisor to US Dept of State
Ramirez shows #NSPNsymposium18 the striking and dramatic impact of the #PuertoRico hurricane, and the impact on services and #infrastructure. Power was a prominent lasting impact. Cellphone signal was out for days, but once back the people got to work 💪
Pix of the student centre & research building at the university @nahjUPRRP soon after the hurricane in #PuertoRico, taken by Ramirez. Just over a year later, the regular semester and the natural beauty of the campus has returned 👏 #NSPNsymposium18
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#Midterms2018 : plus de 39 millions d’électeurs ont voté par anticipation. C'est un record historique : en 2014, ce chiffre était de 20,5 millions. v/@ElectProject electproject.org/early_2018
#Midterms2018 : dans tous le pays, les chiffres de la participation le jour du vote semblent aussi largement au-dessus de la normale, et ils dépassent même parfois ceux enregistrés en 2016. Pour rappel, la participation lors des midterms est généralement inférieure de 20 points.
#Midterms2018 : à #Nashville, la participation est déjà supérieure à celle de 2016. La mobilisation dans ce bastion démocrate du très conservateur #Tennessee est essentielle pour que @PhilBredesen conserve une chance d'être élu Sénateur.
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Congressman @MarioDB refuses to return my detailed request for comment before publication about his claims of multiple primary residences to get home loans on his Capitol Hill condo and his #Miami home.

He did speak @politicofl.
I do not dispute his claim that, in fact, the Congressman's only primary home is in Miami. However, he did claim another primary residence in Washington D.C. on a mortgage in 2012.

Here's my story in @DCReportMedia about Congressman @MarioDB

dcreport.org/2018/10/10/mar…
Here is the Congressman's 2012 DC condo mortgage as recorded in the DC public records. Second homes have a rider. 1-4 family rider is the name for the assignment of rents (sample attached) and this is a primary, no riders.
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#BREAKING

Congressman @MarioDB refused comment for this story which shows that he told a bank he moved from #Miami to D.C. in violation of Congressional home state residency requirements just to get a better home loan.

It's like the Imran Awan case.

dcreport.org/2018/10/10/flo…
If you want to follow along at home, here are the public records used in this story.

bit.ly/mdb-re
Congressman @MarioDB issues a non-denial denial from his mortgage originator whom he erroneously calls his "lender," doesn't release the loan application or disclosures for public inspection.

Please #ReleaseTheDocuments and give us permission to verify

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The biggest Trump supporter in #Florida is the @FloridaGOP gubernatorial nominee @RonDeSantisFL.

@politicofl's @MarcACaputo reports he chose #Miami Republican Rep. Jeanette M. Nunez as his running mate.

This is what she had to say about Donald Trump: archive.is/xDsCt
It looks so nice in the original mobile format.
I guess @RepJNunez has to stop opposing the KKK to join the @RonDeSantisFL campaign?

Right @BillyCorben?
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Social Media Analysis of the race for #Miami's easternmost #FL27 Congressional district which has five Democrats vying to be the nominee (and presumptive front-runner) to replace Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

I used @crowdtangle to analyze all 5 candidates last 3 months.
Twitter:

@david4florida - highest engagement rate, most retweets
@matthaggman - most popular single post, lowest engagement rate, most posts.
@VOTEHEPBURN - doing better than:
@rosengonzalez - least posts, fewest interactions
@DonnaShalala - nearly fewest posts, underperforming
The most popular post in the entire last 3 months is from @matthaggman who has the most overall engagements by posting more and more material. He's also leading in most posts, almost double Richardson, but has 1/4th of R's engagement rate. Effective tho.

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Why is @DonnaShalala running for Congress in #Miami as a Democrat after she supported a generation of Republican lawmakers to turn Florida's public education system into a charter school paradise while hurting unions? #FL27

I call it: Donna Does Republican Donations

Part 1/2
Shalala donated to some of #Florida's WORST #Republican state lawmakers including bigots, tax cheats, adulterers an to employees of the state's largest charter school who voted to expand that school's reach!

She said it was a quid pro quo to get benefits for UM.

Part 2/2
Full video here.

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Thread.
Selected list of #indictments and #sentencings
Week of July 30, 2018
👇
1. Las Cruces Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Pornography Charges.

#childpornography #projectsafechildhood #ICAC #NewMexico

justice.gov/usao-nm/pr/las…
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#Miami Commissioners @JoeCarolloNow @KeonHardemon @kenrussellmiami just put a vague 3-page public land giveaway on the ballot in November to "let the voters decide" on a blank check 100-acre no-bid real estate deal for a billionaire with a soccer stadium.

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Local residents are telling me they feel threatened by the two arson blazes at the 175-acre city's Melreese golf course and adjacent Grapeland Water Park.

It's tough for voters to feel comfortable debating amidst these acts of devastating violence.

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local10.com/news/local/mia…
Police arrested a suspect one of the fires, but he may not be the one who set both blazes.

Imagine the fear of having your home burned down for speaking out.

Commissioners don't have to, they can get full-time security at public expense if scared.

3/ local10.com/news/local/mia…
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I would like to say something about the #Miami MLS proposal.

Firstly, forget the merits, there's a big problem.

The process.

I do not trust it.

Residents must make a final decision on a complex multi-million dollar real estate transaction.

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Thus far, the @MiamiHerald's @joeflech was stonewalled when requesting the public records to report on it during the last month.

The vote is Thursday.

Then it goes to a referendum where competing groups will dump millions of dollars into lobbying a plan nobody has seen yet.

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Residents of @CityofMiami have seen the failure of the backwards approach to business time & time again.

Not just from failed developments.

But from MLS very specifically, who has already announced another stadium deal with the City of Miami in 2015

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cbssports.com/general/news/b…
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Dear #Miami Democrats

The movement to #AbolishICE - which #FL27 candidate @matthaggman supports - isn't just a symbolic maneuver and @Ocasio2018's victory on that platform isn't just a "mood."

ICE's most important agents agree.

#TheResistance

washingtonpress.com/2018/06/29/19-…
"It says a lot about the mood in that district," former Health and Human Services secretary @DonnaShalala, a Clintonite

This is exactly what #Republican-lite looks like in #FL27

Thoughtless

Mindless

Clueless

Slavish

Obedience to the status quo

miamiherald.com/news/politics-…
#Miami voters don't need someone whose entire policy agenda is an unreasoning mood.

They need someone who will look under the hood of any problem and understand why it causes so much emotion.

And address it.

Trump broke ICE.

19 Top ICE Agents agree.

#FlaPol

#Sayfie
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Absolutely shocked with @Uber customer services after the worst Uber trip in #Miami

Booked a trip to FLL Airport yesterday, should be an easy trip, one highway most of the way

Driver spoke not a word of English, ok I get Miami is partially Spanish speaking, but not a word? 1/
Uber's response: "We know that not being able to clearly communicate with your driver can be frustrating."

What? There's no basic requirement to be able to talk to passengers?

But actually that wasn't the main issue, more so that he couldn't operate his - Spanish - SatNav 2/
So he exits I-95 (the highway up from Miami north) early THREE times. Each time he has to get back on the highway which involves sudden veering of lanes.

At this point I'm getting anxious - no phone roaming to call for help, can't talk to him and a flight to catch 3/
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Thanks to @RepTedDeutch who has been doing great work in calling attention to the need for common sense #gun measures that Congress should adopt usatoday.com/story/news/pol…
.@RepTedDeutch told me that the dad of @Emma4Change wanted to speak to me because @SteveKing and others are wrongly interpreting why she wore a Cuban flag on her jacket during #MarchForOurLives rally
I spoke to Jose Gonzalez who explained that @Emma4Change is proud of her dad and abuela’s #Cuban heritage and in no way was it a sign of support for the #Castro dictatorship
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