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Radical Right Conservative Donors Simultaneously Bankrolling Extremism & Anti-Lockdown Protests
By @RVAwonk 13 June 2021 & @BylineTimes

Three Percenters’ militia group who was indictment:…

American Phoenix Project, co-sponsored a rally on 5 January on the steps of the Supreme Court w/Virginia Women for Trump, Roger Stone & ‘Stop The Steal’ organiser Ali Alexander.
The anti-lockdown movement bankrolled by some of the country’s richest conservative donors; the Mercers, DeVos family & dark money conduit DonorsTrust.
FreedomWorks published a ‘#ReopenAmerica Rally Planning Guide’
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"As economist @StephenMoore observed, the government is set to borrow more money in 2021 than it did during the Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War I and World War II — combined." #ReopenAmerica #SaveOurCountry #ampFW…
⚠️ "The same gov't officials that shut down our schools, businesses and places of worship are now attempting to play hero by burying future generations in debt and triggering inflation — all while claiming spending is necessary to end the pandemic." #ampFW…
⚠️ "Just as the left lied a/b the efficacy of draconian lockdowns, they've lied about the need for trillions of $'s in ''stimulus.'' While Dems claim that the $11T spent so far to recover from COVID is desperately needed, this is far from the case." #ampFW…
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(1/26) On April 18, Bob Woodward recorded Jared Kushner saying that Trump had taken control away from the doctors and was going to open the country back up. Why then? What was happening right around that time?
(2/26) Trump’s official national emergency declaration came on March 11, and most of the country shut down or at least went partway toward that outcome. The economy crashed and millions of Americans were laid off, but saving lives was, after all, the number one consideration.
(3/26) Trump put medical doctors on TV daily, the media was freaking out about refrigerated trucks carrying bodies away from New York hospitals, and doctors and nurses were our new national heroes.
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She's not the only one fed up with mask indoctrination in the schools. #burnyourmask
MY NEW REPORT: Americans Against Unconstitutional Mask Mandates.

Federal court victory in Pennsylvania yesterday. Lawsuits in Florida, Tennessee, Minnesota and mine in Colorado with @PatrickForCO @randycorporon + @Bandimere. Protests nationwide.… Image
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No masks. No fear. No bowing to King Polis.

The @Bandimere family, @PatrickForCO @randycorporon & I are going to court to #StopTheCOVIDChaos. 5,500+ patriots joined us last night to stand up & #FightBack. Millions more across America also WALKING THE WALK to #ReopenAmerica.
Look: I triggered a local @9NEWS reporter during my speech at @Bandimere #StopTheCOVIDChaos protest last night when I urged people to ignore junk science and hug children.

Fear-mongering journalist frets that #StopTheCOVIDChaos attendees refused to wear masks INSIDE THEIR CARS. How dare we decide to breathe freely inside our own freaking cars. Has he decried Antifa/BLM for violating laws while trashing Denver streets?
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Before I decide someone is an idiot, I often actually follow through and really consider their idea, approach, or solution to a problem. Come along with me while we examine #OPENAMERICANOW.
First of all, people like to talk tougher than they are and most people are liars. So they say stuff like “masks are for sissies” but if you watch them they only spend 20 minutes down at the capitol before running to the car and bathing in hand sanitizer. 2/
Some are actually going to go around a’hugging and a’kissing every stranger they meet in the next few weeks.

And what of it? 3/
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I had a conversation yesterday about an old colleague of mine, white guy, early 40's living in the mid-west. It's a scary reminder of what the LONG term consequences of #coronavirus will be even as the Trump administration rushes to pre-maturely #ReOpenAmerica
40-something married professional white guy had been doing all the right things during #coronavirus . He lives with his wife who, as a cancer survivor, had a compromised immune system and his elderly mother in law. They'd been in #selfquarantine for months just to be safe
Somehow he contracted #coronavirus . Must've been on a rare trip to the grocery or drug store. He didn't go anywhere else. It got bad quickly, breathing difficulties put him on a ventilator. He managed to survive #Covid_19 but in many ways that's where the real challenge starts
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Thread on my #CovidDataProject: #ReOpenAmerica edition.

For those not familiar with my work, the original (and still primary) aim of my model was to answer the question, “Where would we be on #COVID19 deaths had @realDonaldTrump acted quickly and responsibly?” The answer is

is shocking. As of midnight UTC last night, we stood at 72,271 deaths, and my model shows 90.905%, 65,698 American souls, would still be alive had he acted quickly. In other words, this would have been another tragic but relatively small blip on the epidemic radar, similar in
scale to the #SwineFlu under @BarackObama. And that’s without taking into account the added deaths globally, those caused by America’s failure to act.

Another, secondary goal has been predictive, looking at trends to make an educated guess about where we’re headed. That’s

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A COVID 19 story. I’m tired of quarantine. I have been home since Mar 17. I’m higher risk due to AI suppress drugs and help care for my elderly parents, so I have been cautious from the start. I’m incredibly fortunate to still have my very good job w a company that cares 1/n
And I’m quarantined with a great person and a delightfully entertaining puppy, in a beautiful house. So, yeah - I can’t pretend to know what it’s like to not have those things. But I can tell you, 3 miles away my 40yo nephew is fighting for his life. Saturday night his heart 2/n
Stopped for an unknown length of time. He was revived, intubated and is in ICU. The cause: clotting issues related to COVID (he was briefly hospitalized w respiratory symptoms a couple weeks ago but seemed to have recovered just fine). Now, he’s unresponsive and
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Things I am over - hypocrisy and inconsistency

1) If peaceful #protest on the steps of government buildings is a right, than it also is on a football field #TakeAKnee, in a park, etc

#Thread #equity #rant (1/8)
2) If we ban #guns from some buildings in the interest of security, that means for all people - not just those that aren't white

3) If #BlueLivesMatter, do not risk our brave protectors’ health by protesting near them without #masks

#MichiganProtest (2/8)
4) If you are not wearing #facemasks given your personal #liberty, than why do women not get extended the same for #Reproductiverights

5) If all life is sacred, than why would we sacrifice 2-3% of our population by #ReopenAmerica too quickly?

#COVID__19 #pandemic (3/8)
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Interesting choice of words on the sign Joey Gibson made his child hold for his latest #ReopenAmerica propaganda video… Image
Maybe not as surprising when you consider the company Joey Gibson keeps
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My full indictment of the worst mix of tyranny and anarchy stemming from our government's response to #coronavirus…
1)The political class has refused to allow us to peacefully assemble, worship our God, and earn a living, even when those activities are done using best public health and hygiene practices.
2) They banned our most basic natural right to freedom of movement, even as individuals, and have forced us to wear humiliating masks. A government that has consistently concocted privileges and called them rights has now crushed the most foundational right of personal liberty,
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Today in #DetectingDeception is ignoring the base rate - a problem we are seeing in the coverage of the #ReopenAmerica protests, particularly in photos and videos. #Thread…
2/ Photos and videos are more compelling when they show emotion, and compelling art engages audiences. But when coverage is limited to the most emotional, the bigger picture can get lost.
3/ Consider this photo taken by the AP at a rally yesterday in Ohio. Looks like a busy protest, right? I’ve marked one of the emotional bits with a star.
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Time to resume elective surgery cases? A thread summarizing new guidance out today from the @AmCollSurgeons #COVID19

This document intro states that peak COVID rates have already been reached, or will be within a few weeks, depending on region...

[link at end of thread]
They offer four categories, each with specific issues that must be addressed locally before elective surgery may be safely resumed.

1. COVID-19 Awareness
2. Preparedness
3. Patient Issues
4. Delivery of Safe High-Quality Care
For the 'awareness' category, the specific issues are:
✅Knowing your local COVID-19 numbers, including prevalence and incidence
✅Knowing local isolation mandates
✅Knowing your diagnostic testing availability
✅Knowing testing policies for pts and HCWs
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1/I wrote this column for @JewishJournal after I watched teens, families, seniors freely wander DC days ago. @POTUS @VP must issue a national lockdown order. Now. Immediately. That’s the only way to get control of #COVIDー19.…
2. Not all people are highly attuned to danger. In the neurobiology of threat assessment, people’s histories as well as our genetics affect our brains’ responses to a threatening event, according to clinical neuropsychologist @orlipeter
3. @orlipeter said there are 2 types of responses people can make in the face of an uncertain external threat: underreacting & overreacting. “In times of a serious threat, like the COVID19 pandemic, the response that most likely guarantees your survival is overreacting,” she said
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Saying #ReopenAmerica for the “economy” means you’re not seeing those who’ve kept America open at great risk to themselves and for whom this “economy” does little.

FEMINIST GIANT Dispatches from the Pandemic: Dispatch #2 part 1/2


🎥 @rerutled
FEMINIST GIANT Dispatches from the Pandemic: Dispatch #2 part 2/2


🎥 @rerutled
The figures I quote in my video are from here:

Among the American workforce, just 16.2% of Latinx workers and 19.7% of Black Americans are able to work from home, while about 30% of whites and 37% of Asian-Americans can. #COVID19…
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Nancy Pelosi took advantage of the 5 Republicans in coronavirus self-quarantine to push a partisan Christmas list chocked full of far-left goodies for unions, green groups, and other liberal allies. Republicans are rightly calling Dems out on this. 1/…
.@senatemajldr slammed Democrats for deciding their "eleventh-hour demands" are "more important than Americans’ paychecks and the personal safety of doctors and nurses." 2/…
"Don’t treat this bill like a partisan Christmas list," @tedcruz declared. "What the hell do the emissions standards on airplanes have to do with thousands of people dying and millions of people out of work in the coronavirus epidemic?!" 3/…
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If governments/the State (as in nation) want to stay relevant, they should be saying “Everyone stay home, we will pay salaries and keep the economy afloat till it’s safe again to be out.”

That’s if the “economy” is for everyone.

For Trump & billionaires, the economy is for them
Who HAS been keeping America open: it is always about race, class & gender:

Among the US workforce, just 16.2% of Hispanic workers and 19.7% of Black Americans are able to work from home, while about 30% of whites and 37% of Asian-Americans can. #COVID19…
Fuck #ReopenAmerica

As if it closed down. Pay attention to those who are KEEPING IT OPEN.

And understand this “economy” Trump et al are rushing to save doesn’t give a fuck about those who at great risk to their lives have been keeping America open

#COVID19 #CoronavirusPandemic
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Thread: Both staying home for months and the idea to #ReopenAmerica are not ideal situations. Both will have hardship, death and a myriad of other issues associated to it. If we close down for months: Depression, suicide, hunger, poverty, stroke & cardiovascular deaths will rise.
The last recession led to an estimated 10,000 more suicides and 15-20% increases in stroke & cardiovascular related deaths. A deep economic depression would have a big body count, as will reopening from COVID-19. That’s reality. So we must weigh which produces less devastation.
There’s no right or wrong answer, both are NOT ideal. Hindsight will be 20/20 for everyone who wants to criticize either direction. Everyone needs to be ready for the fact that both options have downsides. It’s a lose-lose but with strong leadership we will make it through this.
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Hi everyone. I'm one of those restaurant workers, a former entrepreneur, and a student of foreign policy. I can't believe our system is so broken we can't protect our citizens from #COVIDー19 the way South Korea can, but I've been developing a solution for ~2 years. Thread, 1/x
Yes, our country is embroiled in political gridlock. Yes, our country is divided. But it has been since our country's founding. The sooner we disabuse ourselves of the notion that it's #SenateDemocrats' or #SenateRepublicans' fault, the better. 2/x
I don't say this as a facile "it's always been this way" response. The fact is that we are a network of 150-plus-year-old settlements that sought religious freedom and self-determination. We determined our borders initially by rivers and geographic coordinates, not culture. 3/x
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