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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

#DemCast #OneVoice1 #GeeksResist Image
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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1/9 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/ Truth and reconciliation are sequential. This is something that white people must come to grips with, too many white folks are inclined to want to just skip over the uncomfortable truth part to get to reconciliation.
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#DemCast #DemCastAZ #OneVoice1 #BlackLivesMattter
2/ That's not how it works. It is why we have these recurring cycles of violence going back generations, because white people can and do opt out of really wanting to know.
3/ Until something happens where they can't, but even then instead of confronting the uncomfortable truth of our shared past they choose to opt out by making it about themselves, and thus we have "All Lives Matter" intended to invalidate the lived experiences of black people.
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I need to say something though, as I begin writing, I'm not at all certain what it is. I'm tired. I'm fed up. I'm angry. I'm sad. Rioting is not the solution, though I'm at a loss for a better one. Clearly, working within the system is not working and 1/8
...people who feel they've nothing left to lose feel that they've nothing left to lose. When all other options have been exhausted, what are the desperate to do?
I'm gay. Someone told me to my face I am responsible for the fall of western civilization. You know what though? 2/8
...Push comes to shove, I can mask my gayness and take refuge behind my white skin. Don't talk to me about "respect" and "compliance" of any sort. I've said wildly inappropriate and inflammatory things to cops in a fit of rage without repercussion. 3/8
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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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A THREAD: #OneVoice1

“For those of you complaining about Trump being blamed for the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic -

a little history lesson for everyone on both sides of the political divide.

It’s important that we understand the truth, especially when we vote in November
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In December 2013, an 18-month-old boy in Guinea was bitten by a bat and died a brutal death a day later. After that, there were five more fatal cases. When Ebola spread out of the Guinea borders into neighboring Liberia and Sierra Leone in July 2014, President Obama activated
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the Emergency Operations Center at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta. The CDC immediately deployed CDC personnel to West Africa to coordinate a response that included vector tracing, testing, education, logistics, and communication.

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🔥Powerful speech by Carrie Chapman Catt🔥

The vote is the emblem of your equality, women of America, the guarantee of your liberty. That vote of yours has cost millions of dollars and the lives of thousands of women.
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Money to carry on this work has been given usually as a sacrifice, and thousands of women have gone without things they wanted and could have had in order that they might help get the vote for you.
2/6
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Women have suffered agony of soul which you can never comprehend, that you and your daughters might inherit political freedom. That vote has been costly. Prize it!
3/6
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You've seen the videos & you've read the tweets from this administration boasting about "Best economy in history" & "unemployment rate lowest in 50 years".

Let's take a look shall we?

*warning - long thread proving it is a lie.
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Pier 1 Imports is closing 450 stores

Pier 1 had about 950 stores and roughly 4,000 employees at the time of the announcement.

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#OneVoice1
businessinsider.com/stores-closing…
Papyrus closing 254 stores.

Papyrus filed for bankruptcy in January & is closing all 254 stores.

🧵3/20
#OneVoice1
businessinsider.com/stores-closing…
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💦1/6 As our Glaciers cont to melt, it leaves less reflective white that normally would bounce the heat from our sun off our planet, leaving more Ocean mass absorbing that heat. Once our EarthnOceans warm up just 2c’s,
#OVEarth #OneVoice1

theguardian.com/world/2020/feb…
💦 2/6 we will be in serious trouble as our Ocean levels will rise nearly eight inches. There are many island inhabitants that are already being displaced. Imagine Manhattan...where are all the people going to go? Also

#OneVoice1 #OVEarth
💦 3/6 the disruption in normal processes within our precious eco-system have already seen massive changes and will continue to do so until we cool our planet. One can already see changes in strength of our hurricanes, floods and fires. These will continue
#OneVoice1 #OVEarth
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#MLKDay
Think intently
What do u do differently?
What’s it mean 2 U?
If 2 U it means a day off
Or sum retail sale
Then I’ll tell ya
U fail.
Cuz
What it should entail?
His WORKS
Should be our Grail.
So his DREAMS
Let’s detail:
(2/4)
“We must accept finite disappointment,
But not lose infinite hope.”
Why we continually persevere
Hope helps us cope.
“Let no man pull u low enough to h8 him.”
We’re➕, we💜, even when things look grim.
(3/4)
“We are now confronted w/ the fierce urgency of now.”
We’ve gotta fix it
No more pointing a finger
Nor asking “this happened how?”
But above all
“Let us stick w/❤️
cuz h8
Is 2 gr8
A burden 2 bear.”
We’re all in this 2gether
Let’s help each other
Cuz there’s✌🏽💙&😁2 share.
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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/ The 2020 Election will see an astounding record voter turnout.

Polling places are staffed by VOLUNTEERS - and there are never enough - even when voter turnout is low.

Not enough VOLUNTEERS & MILLIONS may not be able to vote!

#wtp2020
#OneVoice1
#PollVolunteer
2/ What can you do? Go to your county website and sign up to do one of the many essential jobs.

Jobs differ from state to state and even from county to county.

#wtp2020
#OneVoice1
#PollVolunteer
3/ You could be a greeter

Or the person checking names the list of registered voters in the precinct

You may be assigned to a ballot receipt or ballot reader stations

And there are also floaters to help anyone who needs it

#wtp2020
#OneVoice1
#PollVolunteer
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You know what they’re trying to do? They’re trying to squeeze out players. Vaping. Now CBD. Don’t be surprised when new alternatives get big and gobble up the spaces. Same thing happened w/ online gambling (poker). Hell, the internet!

Here’s a history and overview. #OneVoice1 🧵
This is how our economy is exploited; it’s a “pump and dump” on a societal scale. The same mobs are crashing storefronts, but now it’s big corporations racketing the shit out of small–midsized businesses. In every sector. Soon there will be no opportunity left—we’re almost there.
To those who say “This is how it is, that’s how it’s played, the economy is rigged…”

You’re absoforkintootly right.

At a certain point, corps—money aggregates—get large enough to “bend” the markets. They have gravity.

I call them Death Stars of Capitalism.
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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/Concerned about sneaky legislation getting through Congress while we are all distracted by impeachment?

Did you know that You can create an account at congress.gov and sign up for email alerts, track legislation and follow activities of House & Senate?

#OneVoice1
2/ You can do searches for certain topics, like #GunControl and see who is co-sponsoring bills, and what the legislative support is on bills from certain Representatives and Senators. For example, I see #EdMarkey has co-sponsored a Gun Violence Prevention Research Act.
3/ From there, I can click on Ed Markey's name to get alerts so that I know when he is co-sponsoring and voting on bills.
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The Intersectionality of Control

(As pertains to authoritarian lockdown of shared resources vital to continued human civilization.)

A thread in 3 parts:

I. Social Drivers
II. Inciting Techniques
III. False Flags vs. Real Solutions

#OneVoice1 🧵
DISCLAIMER: With this thread I seek to dissect the 2019 manifestation of white nationalism on a global scale. Therefore, “global white nationalism” refers not to localized racism or violence, but the collectivized, global nature of such threats today, which is unique in history.
I. Social Drivers

Global white nationalism is founded not on racism but the climate crisis.

Ethnonationalists—perhaps unwittingly—serve to protect capital interests while capital interests abet racism as a tactic.

Both misrepresent white identity as a means for human survival.
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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/* (THREAD) This @Comey op-ed lays bare a glaring problem in #PutinsGOP's defense of #TRE45ON's total disregard for his oath of office - doing so is fundamentally at odds with, and violative of, their own oaths of office:

#OneVoice1
washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/…
2/* What we'd witnessed during the campaign made very clear #TRE45ON exaggerated/lied about essentially everything, but I think many of us still held out hope things would improve once he realized the awesome responsibility of the Presidency:

#OneVoice1
nytimes.com/2017/01/19/us/…
3/* Obviously, that didn't happen, as immediately things got worse, "period!" This is a terrific piece by @benjaminwittes & @qjurecic examining the issue of how should 'We The People' react when the #PABOTUS daily disregards his oath of office:

#OneVoice1
lawfareblog.com/what-happens-w…
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(Thread) Rep. Chuck Fleischmann’s Phony Town Hall
#WeAreTN
#OneVoice1

On 10/23/19, Rep Chuck Fleischmann held a phone “town hall”. I had been wondering for some time why he wouldn’t hold real town halls where his constituents could talk to him directly, face-to-face. (1)
Then, it became painfully clear. He spent most of the time patting himself on the back for his work in securing grants for various interests, bashing “Democrats” while ironically calling for an end to partisan divisiveness, and parroting GOP-issued talking points dripping (2)
with disinformation. He sounded like a wannabe Matt Gaetz. There was no hint of genuine concern for the thoughts/needs of the people he had been elected to serve.
If you had a❓for Chuck, you could press *3 and talk to an operator who asked for your name, etc. and your ❓(3)
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REMARKABLE comments from Hillary Clinton!

Hillary Clinton suggests Putin has kompromat on Trump, Russia will back Tulsi Gabbard third-party bid - The Washington Post

#OneVoice1 washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/…
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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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I was born into a cult I cannot name. You’ve heard of them. I can’t say their name b/c they scrub coverage and I would risk attack. I am known to them, as is my family. I must protect my family but I also must share what I know.

The GOP is becoming just like them.

#OneVoice1 🧵
This cult holds people against their will. It segregates its own into castes, so’s to profit from free labor. It holds power and control above all else. To deviate from their dictates is to risk expulsion or death. This cult structuralizes itself against dissent.

Sound familiar?
This cult will slime your character and turn your family against you. They divide even the closest relations—parents, children—at the slightest hint of deviation from their views. I am fortunate to not have been raised in one of their churches.

Sound familiar?
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Let’s talk neoliberalism. Neoliberalism is not liberalism. Modern neoliberalism stems from Reaganism and Thatcherism.

Trump is a neoliberal.

Neoliberalism mainstreamed in the 80s by way of evangelicals and the resurrected corpse of the economist Milton Friedman.

#OneVoice1 🧵
Neoliberalism’s incipience begins in the late 70s, right about when Noam Chomsky warned of “a new breed of liberalism.”

Now, Friedman was kinduva lowgrade dude. He was basically marginalized and had all these frootloops theories based on his mentor Hayek.
The vid above is Chomsky. Before you get caught up in buzzwords and labels listen to what he says: He is warning of the metastasization of liberalism into a corporate multi-core state. Trickle-down bullshit and corporate personhood and primacy are hallmarks of neoliberal thought.
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