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It seems we're seeing an upsurge of wild speculation on liberal/progressive/#Resistance Twitter again. Be careful what you believe and what you RT. Anonymous accounts insinuating deep meaning from loose connections with a healthy dose of bravado? Probably best to mute them.
To be sure, people suggesting possibilities on the basis of known facts, possibiltiies that might warrant investigation, is one thing. But people who elide their speculation and their facts, who play fast and loose, who act like they have inside knowledge? Not worth your time.
This is possibly a good time to re-up this old piece on critical thinking and how to apply it on social media. We really do not need to go back to the bad old days of 2016, when Louise Mensch was at the height of her popularity:

chrisstroop.com/2017/05/18/som…
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Hey, @BenMathisLilley, could you maybe give me a heads up next time you feature that tweet of mine?

And “#resistance super-poster”? What in the world is that supposed to mean? I’ve been on here a decade fighting for human rights and am a published writer.
slate.com/news-and-polit…
It’s hard to see what the point is of including that tweet of mine - in a piece w the tone that yours has - other than to target me for harassment, @BenMathisLilley & @Slate.

As you note in your piece, it’s an old tweet, has been fully covered, and is not newsworthy.

Do better.
I mean, I thought the analogy was apt and the tweet was humorous.

Most other people seemed to think so too (especially women).

::stares in woman at the camera::

But, wow, some folks on the right *and* the left freaked out and remain fixated on it (especially men).
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@TomTom2785 @drawandstrike @Techno_Fog General Flynn turned a negative into a positive.

His plea deal REQUIRED him to ignore ALL the Non Disclosure Agreements & tell

EVERY CRIME HE WAS AWARE OF.

Do people even comprehend what that means?

The Director of the DIA during THE OBAMA YEARS?
@TomTom2785 @drawandstrike @Techno_Fog I watched General Flynn’s testimony before Congress as the Director of the DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY(DIA)where he earned the ETERNAL Hatred of the Obama Admin. by not dancing the “Happy Dance” with them on the Arab Spring & What it meant.
He told THE TRUTH about Al Qaeda
@TomTom2785 @drawandstrike @Techno_Fog I remember pounding the table SCREAMING at my TV!
“YEAH! At LAST! Someone breaking Ranks & dropping Truth Bombs!”
He gave a NO SHITTER Assessment of the Catastrophic Situation in the ME, how we got there & why.

Then they FIRED HIM.
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It is rare I post motivational type stuff. But here goes.

I support what Trump has led us to believe is his purpose. In that, I support him 💯

For the most part, those of us who do, are not embracing the attributes stigmatized with by the so called left. 1/

#TuesdayMotivation
2/ Most of us seek life without the burdens brought on by bankers, politicians, lobbyists and warmongers/profiteers.

Much is the same for the majority of those which comprise the '#resistance'.

I believe the % aware they are vying for the deep state is puny.

Both sides
3/ Yes, I truly mean both sides.

As much as the deep state players fight against Trump, they also use his movement. Intertwined amongst us. In many cases, leading the movement.

They're the ones, if you watch, personifying the attributes set and against us.

Social maintenance
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Dear Vlad: You sneaky little bastard. You ALMOST got away w/it all. But you didn’t factor in a free press. You miscalculated the appeal of authoritarianism & you underestimated the power of the #Resistance & MUELLER. Face it, your Idiot ain’t USEFUL anymore. The jig is up!
The sanctions aren’t going anywhere. Indeed, I’d brace for them to get a whole lot WORSE, if I were you. You messed with the WRONG people. Sure, 38% are still buying all the crap. But the majority is NOT! We see you, Dude. We see your criminal venality. And honestly, we are SO
over your thuggishness.

I do have to give it to you, though. Your GRU/KGB goons masterfully exploited long standing social fissures in our country. It’s gonna take a while to repair all the damage. 😼But we WILL get past this. And when we do, we will still have
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#TimCanova Contests The Results Of Congressional Race Against #WassermanSchultz, Calls For Revote

disobedientmedia.com/2018/12/canova…
From the article: "Unlike the faux “#Resistance” against fictional #Russiancollusion or #Russianhacking, Canova is the singular example of real resistance against actual US election rigging in one of the most corrupt political fiefdoms in the country."
You can read the full complaint here, via the #Canova campaign website:

timcanova.com/wp-content/upl…
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Sister Rosetta Tharpe!

Rock ‘n’ roll was born in the heart and soul of this gospel-singing black lesbian whose swagger and howling electric guitar inspired a new genre of music

#Resistance Music Break
More #Resistance Music Break with some friends of Sister Rosetta Tharpe!

The Blind Boys of Alabama is an American five-time Grammy Award-winning gospel group who first sang together in 1939
Reverend Julius and Maggie Cheeks with the Knights of Washington DC.

More friends of Sister Rosetta Tharpe

#Resistance Music Break on a Morning Train
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1. Khashoggi Redux
Safe to say there is not a single sentient adult anywhere with half a brain who thinks MBS is innocent of Khashoggi's murder. The degree of culpability is hardly a point worth publicly adjudicating because MBS is not on trial in a court of law in the U.S.
2. The point of public contention revolves entirely around what President Trump should do about the assassination of a Saudi citizen by other Saudi citizens committed in a Saudi consular office in Turkey. Well, what should he do?
3. Trump has chosen to say that he has decided not to contradict what Saudi Kingdom has proclaimed about the case, i.e. the murder was not sanctioned by MBS and was the work of underlings who are being appropriately held accountable.
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@AltWASONPS @chronophage @RogueEPAstaff [THREAD] Several other folks have asked me for my thoughts about this new Hatch Act guidance as well. Let me answer here. It may be lengthy, so I may not worry about cleanly dividing thoughts around tweet boundaries.
@AltWASONPS @chronophage @RogueEPAstaff Do I agree that the new guidance is correct, and that #resistance is inherently political activity? No, I do not. I do not #resist on the basis of political party. Several of my good friends in #AltGov have been lifelong Republicans
@AltWASONPS @chronophage @RogueEPAstaff #AltGov was not started to push for or against any parties. @BadHombreNPS started to resist the suppression of scientific data. That was (and is) the motive for many of the #AltGov accounts
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Once again: the #Macron regime use tear gas as new #YellowVest rallies against govt fuel tax reforms hit #Paris #GiletsJaunes #France #resistance #1Dicembre #1D
#Breaking: peaceful participants in #Paris were brutal hitting by police #GiletsJaunes #YellowVests #1D #France #1erDecembre #resistance
🚧 Around the Place de l'Etoile, in #Paris, the first tensions took place between the police & #GiletsJaunes before 9am this morning #France #YellowVests #1erDecembre #1D #Macron #resistance
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1/ Thread - #DeplatformHate #Antifascista #Antifascist #OnlineBehavior #TwitterTrolls

Context: This isn't directed one person. It's directed at many. They know who they are. It really does apply to all of us though.

First, I'm going to share why I'm here. It's pretty
2/ Thread #DeplatformHate

easy to figure out. Twitter is the largest public social media platform out there. It means it (can be) fun to use, useful, & help us communicate/collaborate in a digital world.

My bio can be taken literally, word for word. If you want to know, read.
3/ Thread #DeplatformHate

There's a lot of hate on #Twitter right now. They're getting better at enforcing some of their rules, w/ previous lax enforcement.

You don't have constitutional rights as of this moment on Twitter. You have TOS.

twitter.com/en/tos
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So all of us in the #resistance are giving ourselves a big pat on the back for the #BlueWave. After all, we took 40 seats and soon @TeamPelosi will be House Speaker

Great job! We think. After two long years we can finally take it easy.

NOT. SO. FAST.

<Thread>
Yes, it was wonderful to see those Democratic candidates win. And nice to see our effort rewarded.

With control of the House, we now have a Constitutional check on the president PLUS we control more governorships and state legislatures

But there’s still a TON of work to do.
As the past few days have shown, we still have a corrupt president: compromised by Russia, beholden to Saudi Arabia, unwilling to acknowledge basic facts about climate change and seemingly unconcerned about the sanctity of human life.

#TrumpTowerMoscow #Khashoggi
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THREAD: This one will be VERY nuts.

1. Today we're going to get to know #Resistance member and Trollsville buddy @Dzunner . He's spent the last 18 months trolling and amplifying doxxes/trolling.

I just wanted his trolling to end, but he's not having any of it.
@Dzunner 2. He is a Fraude superfan. Just about every Fraude thread, he's there amplifying and commenting.
@Dzunner 3. It's not one sided either. He's a fan and Fraude appreciates him.
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Guy has Wikileaks retweet his attack on opponents of Trump and he's cool with it. A year ago him and his friends were alligned with the alt-right.

Neither are a problem for him because he's a *wink* member of the #Resistance of course.
A @realDonaldTrump retweet of his attacks would be great as well!
@realDonaldTrump Loves the hostile foreign intelligence service retweeting his attacks, would love @realDonaldTrump to do the same, but doesn't like it when I point it out.

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
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So we have a new house majority.

Besides the obvious, what shall we DO with it? Nothing can happen until they start the session right?

Wrong.

I propose we push for a longer legislative calender.
1/
When the repubs took the House in 2010, the calendar started shrinking immediately, as did the output of non-symbolic laws being passed.

Given the problems we have in this nation, I find that unacceptable. Notice below, in 2013 they didn't even pass 75 bills.
2/
Remember also, being a member of the US House representative comes with LIFETIME benefits, a huge yearly allotment and MANY perks.

Here's a quick primer.👇
3/
axios.com/the-perks-of-b…
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Graham’s political action committee took $800,000 from Len Blavatnik, a citizen of the US and UK who emigrated from the USSR in the 1970s, and has since returned to Russia where he has partnered with Viktor Vekselberg & Oleg Deripaska.
#TrumpRussia #Resist dctribune.org/senator-lindse…
Len Blavatnik is the business partner of Viktor Vekselberg in Rusal, world’s second-largest aluminum manufacturer, which was founded by Oleg Deripaska. Do those names sound familiar?
They should by now. Those are Putin's oligarchs and Deripaska is under sanctions.
#TrumpRussia
A close look at public campaign finance reports reveals a network of Russian oligarchs increasingly contributing to top Republican leadership in recent years, according to Dallas News.
#GOPRussia #TrumpRussia
dallasnews.com/opinion/commen…
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THREAD.

Another year, another wild ride. Amid all the ups & downs, we have so much to be thankful for. Let’s review: 1/
We remain thankful for the leadership of the folks at @indivisibleteam, who have continued to offer tools, resources & inspiration. The new Indivisible 2.0 Guide will be invaluable in the fights ahead. Time to go on the offense. 2/
We are thankful that we can say without equivocation: Colorado experienced a #BlueTsunami. Congratulations to the victorious candidates who have given Democrats complete control of CO government for the first time in years. We now expect results. 3/
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'Rep. Marcia Fudge was a strange choice to take on Pelosi...'

By @Sultanknish (full text below) Read this & RT it!
frontpagemag.com/point/272021/p…
'An old school Congressional Black Caucus member, her only possible appeal seemed to be to the CBC crowd.'
'But in an age when Rep. Maxine Waters, who makes Fudge look like Obama, can become a #resistance hero, why not give it a try?'
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1/ One of the harms of the Trump era is the infiltration of security state officials like this - an ex-GCHQ agent - into "news analysis" as popular commentators. They are trained, professional liars. They lie because it's what they were taught to do. This whole tweet is a lie:
2/ Literally that whole tweet - about ACLU & Snowden - was a lie. ACLU didn't promote bitcoin. Snowden explained - not promoted or sold - crypto-currency. Just compare this GCHQ agent's lie to the actual article to see how false it is: aclu.org/blog/privacy-t…
3/ But because people believe security state officials now - since they've been marketed as Truth Agents here to stop Trump - people assumed what he said was true & ACLU was inundated with threats to cut off donations. So they submissively deleted the tweet: all based on a lie.
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oh god the clueless wonder is at it again
If you're unawares: Seth Abramson is just a guy who reads a lot of news and tweets theories he comes up with.

He doesn't know anything.
145/ ATTENTION: Seth Abramson has built his reputation as an expert on Twitter, and has no other relevant experience or information. We must conclude that either:
a) He is working with Twitter to sell books
b) He is a Steve Bannon front, used to discredit the #resistance...
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How totalism works #QAnon #QAnons #Qanon8chan #QAnon2018
#TheGreatAwakening #cult #Cult45 #TrumpTrain #Trump2020 #TrumpExpress2020 #MAGA #MAGA2020 The brainwashing methods of isolation engulfment and fear can lead anyone to a cult. I should know, I was in one.
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I began my formal research in 1999, eight years after battling my way out of a secret, so-called #Marxist-#Leninist group whose leader controlled my life in its most intimate details.
2/
He determined what I wore: a version of the advice in John Molloy’s bestseller Dress for Success (1975), featuring tailored blue suits and floppy red silk bowties. More significantly, he decided when I could marry, and whether I might have children.
3/
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Michael Avenatti arrest for Domestic Violence downplayed by CNN, MSNBC, conservative media watchdog group says
foxnews.com/entertainment/…
11-13-18 Avenatti "kicked her out of the apartment"-DV occurred-On 11-14 she went bk2 apt 2retrieve her belongings-She called cops&pressed charges-Her face was "swollen&bruised" w/"red marks"-Avenatti screamed repeatedly, "She hit me first - This is BS"
tmz.com/2018/11/14/mic…
Porn Attorney Michael Avenatti dragged live-in girlfriend/actress Mareli Miniutti across the floor while calling her "Ungrateful F*cking B*tch!" She claims this is not 1st time he's been aggressive; He has a history of verbal abusive & financial control
thegatewaypundit.com/2018/11/report…
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