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@sunrisemvmtnc @SenThomTillis @sunrisemvmt #RBG’s passing is causing a stir. There’s a lot to unpack about the #SCOTUS. But it’s not that difficult to understand. The difficulty lies in the perceptions the public has with “what the supreme court is“. The very word “supreme“ holds very heavy connotations…1/
@sunrisemvmtnc @SenThomTillis @sunrisemvmt More people should take a stab at reading the constitution. They invoke it an awful lot, but I doubt many people have read it. The following are just two excerpts from Article 3 of the constitution that deals with the judiciary: 2/
@sunrisemvmtnc @SenThomTillis @sunrisemvmt From Section 1: “The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish” 3/
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[THREAD] on #Western #XRW #foreignfighters in #Ukraine war as @FightExtremism publishes my report on the issue 2day. Main Q: what it takes to become such a fighter? Who are they? Here I will summarise the main findings for your convenience. Link: counterextremism.com/sites/default/… 1/ Image
2/ I began researching this back in 2014 – when I saw this clip with #France #foreignfighters on #DNR #LNR side of the war in #Ukraine. I was surprised, to say the least.
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3/ As it turns out, a few hundred #Western ers with #XRW convictions travelled to fight in #Ukraine on EITHER side. Many had known each other from before the #war in #Ukraine.  Below is a map of the main mobilisations for the war. Note the scale of the #Russia n for BOTH SIDES. Image
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A thread about #COVID19, colonial violence, and how the English class system is wrecking the country. 🧐✊🇪🇺#coronavirus #ToriesOut #history #SystemChange #JohnsonMustGo 🦠
This chap is Hugh Trenchard, or “viscount” Trenchard*, a Tory member of the House of the Lords… 🤨🇪🇺 #ToriesOut

*footnote: I don’t recognise titles for living people, having abolished the honours system. I use them for historical personages, for the avoidance of confusion…
Being a reliable Tory footsoldier, naturally Trenchard has offered his “strong support” to Boris Johnson for his handling of the #coronavirus emergency… 😖✊🇪🇺🦠 #resist #liars #COVID19 #ToriesOut #ToryShambles
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James Carville is upset are Bernie.

James represents the “#NewDemocrats.”
The conservative Democrats that shove the #FDRDemocrats under the rug for #oligarchy, #plutocracy, the benefits of the 1% and capitalism above everything and everyone...
...including the tens of thousands of Americans who die with no healthcare or the hundreds of thousands that go bankrupt from medical costs or half of America living paycheck to paycheck.
Climate change?
Go incremental.
It’s good for business.
More wars? Why not?
It’s good for business.
More ACA over M4A?
Of course.
It’s good for business.
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#TheTimeIsNow

But for what, exactly?

For #EconomicJustice, #RacialJustice, #EnvironmentalJustice, #EducationalJustice...and so much more.

But if you put your faith in a leader to get it done, it will all fail. As it always has.

So what do we do? WE get it done. #AllOfUs 1/
A leader, an elected official, an activist, can have all manner of good intentions. Their heart can be in the right place. They can advocate for the right policies. They can have all the right answers. They can fight for the right things.

But they’re just 1 person. 2/
It’s not reasonable to throw one person, no matter who that is, no matter how “great“ you think they are, up against the most massive corporate machine the #Oligarchy has ever been able to produce in the history of the world and expect that they can pass the agenda you want. 3/
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On the whole, private interests only have personal interests; meaning, their own interest. They don’t care about you and me. They don’t care about our communities, our country, or the environment. So why do they have such a huge control over the economy? 1/
For several reasons. 1) They purchased the politicians and political parties so that the only laws that get past and enforced are the ones that they want, that will benefit them the most. What you want is, at best, a secondary consideration, if it’s to be considered at all. 2/
2) They purchased all the major media corporations (and are currently gobbling up a lot of the smaller ones) to make sure that the only story they gets told, and the only information that gets spread around, en masse, is their story. 2/
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Where are we?

1. Trump is impeached.

2. He just announced that he can do ANYTHING he wants without consulting Congress. He can ignore a subpoena and any US laws.

3. He just said he can commit troops to any assassination or act of war WITHOUT consulting or notifying Congress.
Where are we? <continued>

4. Trump is quietly gutting tax law while Americans are distracted, simultaneously bankrupting the country and setting up the #oligarchy !

5. Trump is creating one of the largest deficits and adding many trillions of dollars to the national debt.
Where are we? <continued>

6. Trump's war on science continues (more ignorance) ... especially attacks on #ClimateAction attempts, almost as if he's trying to accelerate #GlobalWarming !

7. Trump lies about protecting the environment, simultaneously removing all protection.
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The orthodox, mainstream understanding of federal spending is that the Federal Government has to tax and borrow to raise funds to use as cash to spend. Just like a household has to ‘earn’ what it spends and the rest has to go on a credit card. 1/
#MMT #SinglePayer #SSI
This is just another way of saying “you’re still the one that pays, you’re just putting off that payment, with interest”, most people believe the Federal Government acts in the same way; that is has, and must obey, the same financial rules and restrictions as the rest of us. 2/
This would mean that every Government program has to be paid for by you and me. We have to give up our hard earned dollars to allow the Government to pay for the military, education, healthcare, corporate subsidies, and Donald Trumps endless golf trips. 3/
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PSA: Thread Incoming. Topics: #Chabad Orthodox Jews, Putin, Right Wing Populism, Organized Crime, #Oligarchy

#teampatriot, @craigunger, @LouiseMensch, @soychicka, @AshaRangappa_, & @ninaandtito et al. may be interested.
Old news: as described in recent historical non fiction books, when Putin came to power, he made a lot of personnel changes within the Ru gov & within Ru influential institutions. One such change was the removal of the existing leader(s) of Russian Jewry/Judaism at the time. 1/
Pre-Putin Jewry has been depicted in the literature as closer to American Jewry w different levels of religiosity, from secular to orthodox. Although, the picture is not certain. What has certainly been reported is that along with the removal of existing leader(s) came the 2/
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9. Holocaust in Yemen caused by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Somalia, Qatar, Morocco, US, France, UK, Canada, Australia,Germany
#Yemen #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrime #Holocaust #YemenCantWait #YemenHolocaust #WorldHypocrisy
1. Holocaust in Yemen caused by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Somalia, Qatar, Morocco, US, France, UK, Canada, Australia,Germany🤨👇🏼
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2. Holocaust in Yemen caused by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Somalia, Qatar, Morocco, US, France, UK, Canada, Australia,Germany🤨👇🏼
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1/ No one is happy with their health ‘insurance’ plan. No one. Those who say they are happy are confused. They conflate ‘happy with my plan’ with ‘happy with my doctors and hospitals in my plan’. But those are not the same things.
2/ When your job changes plans (as the majority do, every year, to save money), and you loose access to the same doctors and hospitals you had before, it’s not the ‘plan’ you liked, and now miss: it’s the doctors you liked - and now miss. That’s the issue. Do you see it, yet?
3/ For planned surgery, do you make sure that EVERY Dr and anesthesiologist that even looks at your chart takes your insurance? Are they ‘in network’? Do you still ‘like your plan’? And that’s work you must do BEFORE the ‘planned’ surgery. That doesn’t cover emergency surgeries.
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Ten #MMT tips to remember on #TaxDay:
1. Federal #taxes don't fund federal spending, so let's #decouple these two important tools.
2. Taxes offset #Government spending.
3. It's a matter of #logic: #dollars must be spent into existence (by the Gov) first, in order for us to use some of those $ to pay taxes
4. #Taxing for #revenue is for local states/municipalities, not the #sovereign issuer of the #currency.
5. Taxing excessive wealth protects #democracy from #Oligarchy and protects us from abusive market power
6. Taxing #pollution & #speculation to reduce such activities, not to "fund" #healthcare and #education.
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@EricHolder has asked an important question:

#When was #America #ever #great?

I realize that there is a nearly unavoidable tendency to snort and spew one's coffee when they hear or read his question for the first time. But, honestly, isn't it worth the exercise to answer it?
So, @EricHolder, I'm going to do just that, and I'm going to ask my ragtag bag of followers and detractors to contribute as well.

I'm going to offer my evidence of moments of American greatness. And I'm going to ask those that read this thread to do the same.
But wait!

There's more!

I'm going to ask my detractors and antagonists (are you seeing this @fedupaton) to contribute as well, and will welcome from them both moments of greatness and moments of shame.
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.@realsportshbo revealed another ugly aspect to @NFL concussion story: Under existing terms of settlement with @NFLPA, board administering funds has denied most claims & major diagnoses such as behavioral issues & depression are not even covered. #labor #publichealth #oligarchy
.@nfl claims that many applications r fraudulent. Of course, people should defer to the league, since it's an expert in fraud. It misled its labor force for years about dangers of the sport & it has misled municipal governments into subsidizing its stadiums #GameRecognizesGame
This story represents almost everything wrong in #USA. #Oligarchy begrudges slimmest slices of pie to #labor, & we the #Idiocracy buy billionaires' merchandise made by more oppressed workers elsewhere & use $ from public treasuries to replace functioning stadiums for those with
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I'm back on the #soapbox. And I'm going to be on it a long time talking up #CitizensUnited until it sinks into the brain of everyone here. If we want a HOPE of restoring the #integrity of our #elections it MUST be overturned. #DarkMoney is overriding our voices in the ballot box.
#CitizensUnited was and is the nail in the coffin to any pretense of #democracy. How do you think this #IllegitimateRegime was installed? #DarkMoney is the major culprit. Then there was the #Russian interference, #Hacking, #VoterSuppression and #Gerrymandering.
A #PerfectStorm
We lost our voices this last #election that was a #coup. #WI alone suppressed 300K votes & that's just the tip of that iceberg. Throw in the #CitizensUnited #DarkMoney of #Adelson #Kochanistan #Mercerville et al #Russians #hacking #Gerrymandering & there you go. #Democracy dies.
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