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🧵 A few years ago, Canadians associated #conspiracytheories with harmless lunacy promoted by nutbars. Then the COVID19 pandemic brought them to the forefront during the so-called #FreedomConvoy and #OttawaOccupation.
From #QAnon , #SoldiersofOdin, #Diagolon, #YellowVests so-called Christians etc. passing as truckers while spouting hateful white nationalism, racism, Islamophobia rhetoic and backed financially by several American far-right groups, the craziness revealed was much closer to home
Ir was so close to home that the Interim CPC Leader Bergen, past CPC Leader Scheer and current CPC Leader Poilievre met with them. The latter even provided donuts and marched with the so-called protestors who plotted a coup of a duly elected govt.
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Why is far right German member of European Parliament & Russian asset, Christine Anderson, posting pictures of herself with Tamara Lich & #JCCF’s Keith Wilson yesterday?

Interesting to note, Lich helped start #WEXIT. The global far right is Putin’s ace in the hole. #cdnpoli
But here’s ADF’s Christine Anderson with another man. A Quebec resident named Kim Tsoj. He posts about Christine Anderson a lot. #FreeDumbConvoy #cdnpoli #CdnFarRight
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1. Nazi Flag and Claims of "False Flags": Brendan Miler's Accusations Amplified By Extremists and Conspiracy Promoters

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2. On November 21, the big news emerging from the inquiry was that CSIS had advised that the Prime Minister invoke the Emergency Act in response to the occupation in Ottawa and the border blockades in BC, Alberta, Manitoba, and Ontario.

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3. However soon a lawyer representing the "Freedom Convoy" made a bombshell claim in which he implicated an executive with Enterprise Canada in an incident that occurred in the early days of the occupation.
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1. When I did the timeline on Pat King's involvement in the #OttawaOccupation (link below) I didn't include a lot of what I had.

In retrospect there was a lot that I should have included, thus here are with Part II

2. And once again to set the mood and contradicting the "ah shucks, I'm really a nice guy" and "teddy bear" persona Pat has cultivated, here he is during a summer a few years back telling people he is not a nice person and saying he has a record the size of his arm.
3. Based on a redacted intel report during the occupation which is clearly Pat King, this admission might be one of the few things he has said about himself that is accurate.
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1. So.

I just finished watching Pat King's testimony.

And it was... something.

Suffice to say I don't have time to deal with everything he said, but I thought I would put out a thread to provide context.
2. Let's get one thing out of the way right away.

In late 2021, Pat was prevented from boarding a flight due to his vax status. He was upset, hence the "catch a bullet" comment.

Since I would hate to take it out of context, her is the video he posted in it's entirety.
3. In early January he got wind of the planned convoy. Here on January 14 he talks about the Memorandum of Agreement that a faction of the participants was going to submit and suggested something would happen if the Senate rejected it.
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1. So #ThatFuckerDougFord wants to break teachers with a $4,000/day fine for striking.

I'm old enough to remember when he made 39 suspension and seizure orders with $100,000 fines for #OttawaOccupation "truckers" vanish within a week.

No wonder @FordNation won't testify.
2. He promised⬇️, after waiting ~2 weeks to get up off his lazy, unaccountable backside to "stand shoulder to shoulder" in dismantling the Ottawa Occupation... but less than a week later, he flip-flopped and gave a free pass on "severe consequences" .

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3. Doug Ford is making it very clear that he tolerates lawlessness for some (occupiers and terrorizers of Ottawa) but won't respect a basic Charter right to strike for others (those who educate your children).

On teachers, he cracks down.

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1. As the Emergencies Act Inquiry continues we need to remember that most of the individuals who participated in the #OttawaOccupation and border blockades are still planning further actions.

And that includes a "convoy" planned for Lethbridge in support of the Coutts arrestees.
2. This week occupation organizers such as Tamara Lich and Pat King appear before the Emergencies Act Inquiry, however we have to remember the EA wasn't only enacted due to the situation in Ottawa but also because of the border blockades.

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3. Borders were shut down in BC, Alberta, Manitoba, and Ontario. The most economically damaging was likely the closing down of the Ambassador bridge but the longest and perhaps most dangerous blockade was at the Coutts, AB border crossing.

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1. Today House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband was attacked by a home invader. Based on the reports the attacker demanded to know where Nancy was.

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2. Followers know that I generally stick to Canadian content unless there is a Canadian hook.

In this case the suspect, David DePape, grew up in Powell River, BC. He moved to California as a result of a relationship he was pursuing 20ish years ago.
3. While I wasn't able to look at his Facebook profile before it was removed it has been reported that it contained posts supporting the Trump lie the election had been stolen, Covid and other conspiracies such as the Great Reset, and anti-Trans rhetoric.

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This report from @OttawaPolice is not an intelligence report. It is a propaganda report. Shocking in its bias, faulty information, logically fallacious, willful blindness & a rank inability to assess the situation. #EmergenciesActInquiry #CdnNatSec publicorderemergencycommission.ca/files/exhibits… ImageImage
A word or two about Srgt Chris Kiez who has since deleted/cleaned up his LinkedIn & social media. Even the Reddit post about him has been removed. Thankfully @CyKoore saved a bunch. #EmergenciesActInquiry #OttawaOccupation #OttawaPolice #FluTruxKlan ImageImage
Some screenshots of Sgt Chris Kiez’s posts from @Leenintome2. #EmergenciesActInquiry @OttawaPolice #cdnpoli ImageImageImageImage
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1. If you are following me odds are that has been since January 29, 2022 when I started composing some epically long and frequently snarky threads on the "Freedom Convoy" which I often characterized as the #OttawaOccupation.
2. The occupation in Ottawa eventually inspired anti-vaxx/anti-mandate people to block border crossings in BC, Alberta, Manitoba, and Ontario, slowing and in some cases stopping international trade.
3. The convoy attracted a number of participants, many of whom subscribed to outlandish conspiracy theories, and a number of whom adhered to extremists ideologies.
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Absolutely this. The convoy funding was not only coming from crowd funding sites like #GiveSendGo & #GoFundMe. Thinking that this is the entire story regarding funding of this op, will seriously miss the mark. #EmergenciesActInquiry #cdnmedia #cdnpoli #CdnNatSec
Convoy funding came in via etransfer to a variety of encrypted Protonmail addresses in addition to cash & crypto. It would take an entire team of experts to “follow the money” in a forensic analysis. There is no indication from #OPP that they did this. #EmergenciesActInquiry ImageImageImageImage
This was a tweet of mine from back in Jan/22. It was based on what I’d been seeing. This also applies to #ConvoyFinancing. When there’s no one traceable source of💰, forensic analysis clearly becomes more complex. Now add in laundered💰from foreign adversaries = even more complex Image
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1. Well this is the weekend organized by Marcus Ray where the brain trusts of the movement are getting together to strategize.

Among those there include Elliot Mcdavid who talks about owning a number of weapons "all over the place" and challenges the government to "bring it on."
2. But I'm getting ahead of myself.

Over the past week individuals drawn by Marcus Ray to central Manitoba have been making their way to the location including this person. ImageImageImageImage
3. Prior to his arrival he was asking for help as his RV seems to have broken down.

I suspect others will have a similar story; made fearful of claims of a tyrannical government that doesn't exist and financially struggling because they have believed gifters' lies.
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1. So I've decided to do a bit of an update on Elliot Mcdavid's verbal attacks on Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland (@cafreeland) focusing primarily on the far-right, conspiratorial, echo chamber that supports and encourages such behaviour.

2. First however, as a result of the media attention, Mcdavid posted a short clip to explain his actions.

First, the "coward at the cabin" insult is soooo 2021.

Second, he will have you know he loves all of the peoples!
3. So, fyi, I plan on posting these clips when Mcdavid talks about his respect for women and love of "minorities" to put those statements in perspective.

You know. For science.
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Today we are proud to announce that after a vote of our membership, Horizon Ottawa is endorsing @cmckenney to be the next Mayor of Ottawa.

Since becoming a councillor in 2014, Catherine has been one of the most consistently progressive voices at #ottcity Hall. 1/8
They've supported initiatives to push for more affordable housing, a city budget that prioritizes people over big corporate interests, and pushing for an inquiry into our LRT and showed true leadership during the #OttawaOccupation when many other politicians left us behind. 2/8
.@cmckenney was also the first to declare they would not be accepting donations from developers.

To our members, that signaled that the only constituency Catherine would be accountable to would be to residents of this city. 3/8
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1. Yesterday Chrystia Freeland and her staff were verbally harassed and threatened by this fella.
2. I'm going to do a bit of a dive into Elliot Mcdavid soon, but first in what was something that was totally expected, there are those who are suggesting the event was "staged" by the Deputy Prime Minister and the Liberal Party as per these representative examples.
3. I write "expected" because any incident in which someone on the right who engages in this type of harassment or worse (I'm thinking of the Quebec mosque murders) the claim that soon follows from this crowd that it was a "false flag" and/or a setup.
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1. I don't put a lot of time towards covering Romana Didulo, the self-proclaimed queen of Canada and now the world (she promoted her self and has been assigning viceroys in other countries). Still, sometimes she warrants some attention as a result of escalating behavior.
2. Didulo has in the past frequently urged her followers to send cease and desist orders to schools, hospitals, post offices, etc ordering them to end mask mandates. She has also suggested those who don't comply will be executed.

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4. As recently as this past November Didulo was ramping up her rhetoric. Her followers were also increasingly excited about the ensuing retribution faced by their Queen's enemies.

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A reminder that Tamara Lich is a well rehearsed liar. That everyone involved with #TUPOC lies about how well they know each other, their involvement in #CoupTruxKlan, where they’re getting their money & what their intentions are, just speaks to the malignancy of the operation.
Playing dumb in court is par for the course with grifters like Tamara Lich. Under oath, she pretends her husband Dwayne’s only involvement with #TUPOC is a “t-shirt & a hoodie”. This whole lot, everyone of these con artists, is so entitled & dishonest, it’s unbelievable.
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A little more #TUPOC (or #TUPC). See embedded attached threads to catch yourself up. Let’s meet another director of “The United People of Canada”, Diane Nolan. She was most definitely a participant of the #FluTruxKlan op, including livestreaming from #OttawaOccupation. #cdnpoli
#TUPOC gaslights routinely about its ties to #FreeDumbConvoy. Yet all of the directors participated in the op in one form or another. The #ChristoFascist element of #FluTruxKlan didn’t get as much attention as some other elements, yet the religious Right was very a factor.
Diane Nolan is also a “Power Ministry” Canadian director. A fundamentalist global religious network. #TUPOC #FluTruxKlan #FreeDumbConvoy #cdnpoli
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1. This past week I posted a thread regarding Marcus Ray and his "peaceful, totally not an insurrection" that he has been promising for months. He suggested it would take place in the second week of September and in the "middle of the country".

2. Well, there is now a date and a location being shared.
3. On July 27, only a day after I posted the thread, Ray (aka Mark Chilcott) offered some more details.

In short, he says they will surround police stations and won't leave until they (and the military) arrest people based on sovcit woo.
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1. Over the past several weeks the January 6 committee has been exposing the length to which then President Donald Trump and his allies tried to maintain power which culminated in a violent insurrection, fomented my trump, and the Capitol. #Jan6Hearings

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2. I think most of us were pretty attuned to what was goin on that January 6, 2021 and Trump supporters stormed the Capitol in order to stop the certification of the presidential election lost by Trump which was immediately claimed by him and his allies to be fraudulent.
3. But while most people were focused on what was happening in DC itself, I was looking at the reaction of Canadian Trump supporters and considering the implications for Canadian political discourse.
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Scam alert! I’m going to start a new thread since I’ve just found something interesting re “United People of Canada”. See this thread for some background. #FreeDumbConvoy #Ottnews #cdnpoli
“United People of Canada” registered as a nonprofit in March 24/22 under the name “Les Peuple Unis du Canada”.
Even though the $6M property this group supposedly operates out of is in Ottawa, the registered address is 533 Clarence St, London, Ontario. #ottnews #OTTpoli #cdnpoli
Something interesting about that address. Not only is it the office building of St Peter’s basilica in London Ontario, turns out, #TUPOC’s director, William Komer, registered a whole bunch of businesses from that same address, including some on the very same day. #FreeDumbConvoy
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1. I've been trying to think of a witty way to start this, but to hell with it.

Let's talk about the Red Ensign and whether the far right have appropriated the symbol in a way the people should be offended by.

Spoiler, they have.

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2. About a week or two, @antihateca published an incredible resource for schools on how to deal with extremism. As a teacher myself I know many don't have the knowledge base to effectively approach the issue when they come across it so this will be a very effective tool.
3. I would urge readers to take a good look at the resource as it can be used by anyone who struggled to deal with extremism when they encounter it..

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1. While I'm not able to do a lengthy thread on the events of the day there are a lot who are. For example, @antihateca is covering the events very closely.

2. However I could do a few quick hits.

For example, Plaid Army/Diagolon member Derek Harrison drove to Ottawa yesterday. Followers will remember Harrison from this prior to the #OttawaOccupation where he hopes for Canada's own January 6 event.

3. In travelling to Ottawa yesterday, he referred to July 1 as Canada Day and January 2 as Corey Hurren day.
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