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#Hawaii is turning up on settler colonialist violence. #PuertoRico is in the streets fighting against a corrupt government. There millions in the streets, elders.

I keep thinking about how we begged for the millions, the elders in the streets. & no one came. Y’all didn’t come.
I keep thinking about the children who left school in Ferguson, slept in a shopping plaza parking lot, because they believed in justice. They asked y’all to join them in the streets. You didn’t come.
As an organizer, I know that we did our best. We fought w/out sleep. Without food. W/no money.

There were so few people coming in droves to protests. There were so few celebrities flying in to St. Louis, Baltimore, Atlanta, etc. So few elders willing to lay in the streets w/us.
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The alternative to PROMESA was to place Puerto Rico’s future in the hands of a federal judge negotiating with expensive lawyers representing Hedge Funds and Creditors.
Rep. @TulsiGabbard: Why I Voted for #PROMESA Act gabbard.house.gov/news/press-rel…
#TulsiGabbard's interest in #PuertoRico isn't a new interest. She was was one of the original co-sponsors of the Puerto Rico Statehood Admission Process Act, (H.R. 727) which was introduced into the House in 2015...👇
#Tulsi2020🌺
#PROMESA Bill in 2016,did NOT create #PuertoRico's problem, prior to this, more than 200 schools closed, cuts to benefits & a freeze on salaries
Among the many who had been hit by the Island’s 11-yr economic recession were the school teachers:miamiherald.com/news/business/…
@TulsiGabbard
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#JustGOPThings is a new hashtag detailing the atrocities the GOP has been spewing out under the Trump regime.

I've been collecting articles to this end for over two years. Let's take a look at some of those.
I label this thread #Disasters.

It started out detailing how Trump has withheld vital recovery funding from states hit by natural disasters, both red and blue, and has grown to encompass all manner of climate change and pollution chicanery. #JustGOPThings
#JustGOPThings Here are some highlights:

North Carolina denied 99 percent of federal recovery funds for Hurricane Matthew pbs.org/newshour/natio…
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Thousands protest at mass rally in San Juan, demanding #PuertoRico governor Ricardo Rosselló's resignation after leaked chats revealed misogynistic and homophobic comments and mocking of Hurricane Maria victims #RickyRenuncia nbcnews.com/news/latino/ri…
“The governor has lost the support of the people ..The governor has lost their confidence, & every step he takes now should be about the peaceful transition of power.”

@Lin_Manuel Miranda joins diaspora protests against #PuertoRico governor #RickyRenuncia theguardian.com/world/2019/jul…
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The @cpipr published the whole #Telegram chat where Gov. @ricardorossello and members of his staff-cabinet made derogatory comments on several political and public figures, talked about state affairs and planned political stunts to harm reputations. #PuertoRico #TelegramGate
Here’s the link to the chat Gov. @ricardorossello and his “brothers” called “War Room Fortaleza” and talked during business hours from Nov. 30 2018 to early 2019. bit.ly/2JHNeTw
Former Secretary of Public Affairs @RosarioCortes51 and former @ricardorossello campaign manager and rep. before the Oversight Board Elías Sánchez (F do) plotted, with PR person Carlos Bermúdez, ways to give Sen. @anibaljosepr bad press.
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Thus didn’t end well. Once again the president was right.
Arrest in Puerto Rico. Hurricane money apparently squandered. So it wasn't about race after all as the liberal media reported. Another story they got wrong. #HurricaneSeason #PuertoRico

usatoday.com/story/news/pol…
"This"
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Several government officials in Puerto Rico arrested today. Governor Rossello is returning immediately from his vacation. #Corruption #PuertoRico
Arrests from this FBI investigation in #PuertoRico are happening today. 3 have already been arrested today. Article from Jun 27/

bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
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Whew! Looks like more corruption being drained in #PuertoRico today. FBI raids and several government officials have been arrested this morning.

#ButNothingsHappening
The former Executive Director of ASES, Angela Avila, was arrested:

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A #PuertoRico Senate employee and two contractors were indicted for conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, identity theft, and money laundering.

#ButNothingsHappening
The 3 defendants participated in 2016 Puerto Rico election campaign activities for certain candidates, and after the elections, from 2016 to 2018, they sought out business opportunities with the government.
Two of them created consulting groups to provide administrative & political consulting, as well as government administrative consulting and other related services. Both ended up getting contracts with both the Puerto Rico Senate and House of Representatives.
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While @realdonaldTrump pursues his xenophobic agenda against the people of #PuertoRico and #USSenate fails to support the people in the island, others are starting to understand the economic and social roots of Puerto Rico's crisis. Here is a bit of context. #cancelthedebt 1/
2/Puerto Rico is a colony. Since 1898, our economy’s been used to cater to US needs. In 120 yrs, US changed our currency, our farming, our industry, and our tax and finance laws. This led to an economic decline that sent #PuertoRico down rabbit hole of $72B+ debt. #cancelthedebt
3/Then came the vultures. Like in Argentina & Greece, vulture funds scooped up cheap debt and forced payment through austerity policies and Wall St-friendly courts. This led to massive layoffs, privatization of schools, & >12% of people leaving the island.
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@realDonaldTrump ⚡️TELL IT LIKE IT IS:
Dems are holding out for an amendment to include a handful of additional provisions, including requiring the Dept of Housing & Urban Development to release block-grant funding & money to help #PuertoRico repair damaged water systems.
thehill.com/homenews/admin…
@realDonaldTrump 🚨Listen up America:

The Dem-led House is passing bills that advance voting rights, protect our #healthcare & defend against #ClimateChange.

McConnell & the GOP are BLOCKING ALL OF THEM in the Senate, so who's obstructing? #FlipTheSenate #ProtectOurCare
politi.co/2UacLgc
@realDonaldTrump 🚨Listen up America:

❗️Our President has lied to you ABOUT THE AIR WE BREATHE❗️

Yes, the FALSE HEADLINE was ADDED to a real World Health Org map. In this one metric, the USA comes in 7th, not the cleanest.

This is BANANA REPUBLIC-STYLE govt.
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#USA politicians support #Israel not out of allegiance or the power of lobbyists. Aspects of this support include:

1. Annual >$3b aid packages, with regular supplements & fewer restrictions than aid to other nations
2. Support of governments #Israel likes, such as #Jordan #KSA
#Egypt, regardless of #humanrights abuses
3. Undermining/attacking governments, groups & nations it dislikes: #Iraq #Iran #Lebanon
4. Ignoring obligations to #Palestinians under intl law
5. Allowing "charities" to receive tax-deductible donations used to further #ethniccleansing
in #Palestine.
6. Various state & federal government agencies with preferences to #Israel, such as #police exchanges & subsidized trade delegations.
7. Voting for legislation punishing people who support #BDS, a non-violent advocacy tactic.

Whatever it is that causes #USA
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Hilo: voy a contar x aquí algunos puntos q iba a tratar en @OEA_oficial mañana. Iba a arrancar con este gráfico, q ilustra ingreso de @PDVSA x venta de petróleo, entre 2001-16 (fuente balances auditados @PDVSA)
Como podrán observar, ingreso de @PDVSA representa unos 13 Plan Marshall, y casi tres veces lo destinado por el gobierno americano al TARP (busquenlo en Google). Es decir, con 13 veces más de lo q costó la reconstrucción de 18 países europeos, el chavismo nos dejo 👇👇
Con casi tres veces más de lo costó reflotar la mayor economía del mundo, el chavismo logró depauperar a #Venezuela, al punto que 3,4 millones de venezolanos han decidido abandonar -en muchos casos A PIE- el país.
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South Florida Resident Convicted of #100Million #InternationalFraudScheme that Led to #Collapse of One of #PuertoRico’s Largest Banks
justice.gov/opa/pr/south-f…
Jack Kachkar, 55, was also #convicted of #8CountsOfWireFraud a #3MillionScheme to defraud #MellonUnitedNationalBank of Miami (Mellon Bank).

He engineered a #MassiveFraudScheme that led directly to the #failure of a major #PuertoRicanBank with more than 1,500 employees.
During the course of the scheme, #Kachkar caused #Westernbank to lend approximately #142Million, primarily based on #false and #fraudulent customer invoices. The evidence showed that the defendant diverted 10s of millions of dollars for his own #PersonalBenefit
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1) #GatewayPundit on the #Clinton's in #PuertoRico... There's been much of the usual posits going round re: just where is #HRC. She had visually dropped off radar for nearly 50 days. Now, we have this report, & secondly, some very shaky, blurred footage, from a @HillaryClinton
2) #Tweet. #GatewayPundit mentions that #BC is looking like death warmed over, but doesn't mention the obvious visual [my opinion] #NotHillary.
#BodyDoubleContinuum
#PuertoRico & corruption r synonymous, just as #Clintons & #Grifters are!
thegatewaypundit.com/2019/01/haiti-…
3) Some more images from #PuertoRico. This is in no way #HRC! Look at this 1st image. She never looks at #BC like that. Naturally, it's plain to see that it's a doppelgänger or maybe the same double that was at the #GHWB funeral. 2nd shot, same thing, #NotHill!
The Q remains,
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Failed Coup in #Venezuela, #US involved?
Jan 22, 2019
U.S. VP #MikePence released a video message in support of the Venezuelan protesters & underline US backing for unelected right-wing opposition leader #JuanGuaido.
Violence in #Venezuela intensifies as #US backs non-elected leader
Jan 22, 2019
Venezuela's Security Forces have detained 27 members of the National Guard caught stealing arms, accusing them of trying to stage a violent #uprising against the #Maduro's govt.

#RegimeChange #BigOil
DEVELOPING STORY👇Turmoil in #Venezuela:
"Unrest is direct result of #US meddling" ~ Radio host Comissiong
Jan 23, 2019
Two people reportedly killed in on-going #protests in Venezuela against President #Maduro.

#RegimeChange #BigOil #USMeddling #Democracy
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Trump: Day 727
-Day 27 of the #TrumpShutdown
-Blocks Pelosi Trip 2 Visit the Troops
-Lies, Hypocrisy & Pettiness in Letter
-Melania Flies 2 Mar-a-Lago 4 Wkend
-Directed Cohen 2 Pay 4 Poll Rigging
-Opposes $600M in PR Hurricane Aid
-1,000's of Migrant Kids Uncounted
Add...
Day 832 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
Add...
Day 683 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.

The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
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Outtakes from the #DNC Executive Meeting in #PuertoRico (thread)

Chair promises a 2020 process that is fair. Will release a protocol on debates soon; expect debates in summer 2019 . Will decide by March 2019 the Host City for 2020 Convention: Houston, Miami Beach, or Milwaukee.
We have worked hard to rebuild trust on our presidential process. Rules and Bylaws Cttee working with early states on rules. A key rule change ends superdelegates voting 1st round absent consensus candidate BUT elected officials can still be PLEOs & not run against constituents.
The PLEO Party Leader Elected Official designation is for pledged delegates who are Members of Congress Governors etc who want a first round #DNC convention vote but don’t want to run against activist to get there.
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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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But seriously, this #Khashoggi story is scary. Jared Kushner is biffles with the crown prince and his father in law calls the press the “enemy of the people.” We need answers to this.
Like, people are over here listening to Kanye West give a soliloquy in the Oval Office while Kush sits there smiling to the camera. This is the news story today. Swift vs West II.
A hurricane hit Florida that Florida has never seen before. In OCTOBER. And the lower third is a Kanye quote that says Drumpf “saved the planet” days after the UN said we’re all dead in 20 years. Not 2,000, not 200, 20.
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IN 2018, WE MUST VOTE BECAUSE:
✅ American democracy is on the ballot
✅ Basic human decency is on the ballot
✅ The health of our planet is on the ballot
✅ Equality & justice are on the ballot
HERE ARE 10 MORE REASONS TO #VoteBlueToSaveAmerica:
1) Donald Trump thinks there are "very fine people" who march with neo-Nazis and the KKK.
2) Donald Trump & the Republicans instituted a Muslim ban in a country whose founding is defined by freedom of religion. #VoteBlue2018 #NoBanNoWall
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For the record, I know nothing about astrology.
I love Astronomy!!!
I was even on the core team during the repair the Hubble Telescope while the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (COS) which was installed during Servicing Mission 4 (STS-125) in May 2009.
Astronomy (from Greek: ἀστρονομία) is a natural science that studies celestial objects & phenomena. It applies mathematics, physics, & chemistry, in an effort to explain the origin of those objects & phenomena & their evolution. I love looking at the stars.
Objects of interest include planets, moons, stars, galaxies, & comets; the phenomena include supernova explosions, gamma ray bursts, & cosmic microwave background radiation. More generally, all phenomena that originate outside Earth's atmosphere are w/in the purview of astronomy.
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