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👀ing @ Pelosi's wish 2 🙏 4 Trump in her RS. THESE PEOPLE R TALKING ABOUT TARGETING WEAPONS IN THEIR RS, GUYS. She mentions non-lethal, presumably non-lethal weapons. THOSE R USED LETHALLY 4 #IdiotTranshumanist nonconsensual TORTURE BRAIN RESEARCH 4 SUBJUGATION! #Neuroslavery
F1: [Again, I pray for the President of the United States.]
R1: States non-lethal in a suck with a fate here. I'm naked.
-So, she appears to be saying there is a fate connected to sucking people's life energy with non-lethal weapons in the USA where she is vulnerable in some way
Sounds again like she's projecting her shite onto others 1ce AGAIN.
F2: [I wish that his family or his administration his staff would have an intervention.]
R2: Mission I bring it by Hill fights. Initiation Siri, a Nazi show- ah.
F = 0:00:06 to 0:00:10, R = 0:00:06 to 0:00:10
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🕵Message 2 #Patriots/#QAnons

The stage has been set for #Trump in 2020 and our #enemy knows it. [They] will do anything to stop it.

We know [they] want a #CivilWar and that [they] are trying to set it up. A #Trump2020 win will put [them] in an all or nothing position.
The only move they have left is civil war. Rip the #country apart and we wont look at [#them].

Watch your backs. Be ready for anything. See something say something.

The tables have been turned. We are #winning. [2020] is [their] #lastStand.
As we bring #DarkToLight, remember that it is always darkest before the #light.

Not only do [#they] know it's [their] last chance, [they] have the #sleepers convinced it's theirs.

Some people are only #enemy's because they are #trained to think #Patriots/#DigitalSoldiers are.
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#Breaking Et voici la déclaration d'#urgence nationale de #Trump sur la frontière avec le Mexique. Coup de force contre le Congrès qui sera tranché par les tribunaux fédéraux...1 nouvelle façon de présider est en jeu.
2) Bien sûr avec cet état d'#urgence, #Trump fait ça d'abord pour faire la"nique" à #Pelosi, reprendre la main politique après le #shutdown et rassurer son socle nationaliste/identitaire...mais pas modifie profondément l'exercice constitutionnel de la présidence...
3) Par cette #urgence, #Trump viole en effet 1 des pouvoirs constitutionnels les plus sacrés du #Congrès, le fameux pouvoir du "porte monnaie" (power of the purse)...
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1) @RealDonaldTrump @WhiteHouse @POTUS
#QAnon post No. 2706...
#Q dropped 3 images & text aimed at personnel engaged in an overseas [surveillance?] operation. These images are from Shanghai time which is 13 hrs ahead of EST. At this time "Track 7B-DS' (7 B=targets? Deep State?)
2) The first drop was missing #Q's tripcode which set off #Anons. This 2nd drop has it added , confirming the first drop & is the reply. The clock shows. a time which is 4min prior to the drops. This is clearly #China. Seems we must have permission to be doing this op.
3) The agenda, if nothing else was to let the targets know there are being watched. If this is a continuum of the recent LA OP, there may have been another takedown. Active tracking ensues on 3 targets. These aren't #Anon image sets, so much as data sets released for one of #Q's
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I'm as surprised as anyone that the Dems' newfound (and correct) hard line on severe reductions of ICE detention space is holding up #shutdown negotiations, but as we wait on more here is a useful visual reminder as to why Republicans are ready to ride or die for private prisons
GEO Group is the single largest private prison corporation in the US. And while there's no doubt they got a solid ROI from Dems during the Obama years, they correctly and immediately saw Trump as a whole new kind of meal ticket. I mean, look at this. Just... look at it
Defunding detention space is the best possible way to check ICE's mindless, totally-deprioritized, arrest-first-ask-questions-later war on non-citizens short of defunding the agency entirely. Dems deserve full credit for this, and let's all encourage them to stand their ground.
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I oppose the use of a federal government #shutdown to achieve political goals. 5 lessons learned from the latest:

1. Local impact: Workers furloughed at IRS offices in Elmira, Jamestown. TSA at NY23 airports worked payless for a month. Farmers: no credit, contact with USDA.
2. Even people in safe middle class jobs can have trouble making ends meet if they miss a paycheck. When so many are living so close to bone, what is the rationale for a government #shutdown with nothing to show for it but suffering and a permanent $3 billion debt?
3. New Yorkers care about one another. We saw an example of that when the Lansing Food Pantry provided relief for TSA workers at the Ithaca airport. Similar efforts happened around the district during the latest government #shutdown.
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"Welcome to the first hearing of the Committee on Oversight and Reform for the 116th Congress. " - Chairman @RepCummings Opening Statement
"I know we are taking on a lot today, but I truly believe this is one of the most important issues facing our constituents, and it is one that demands immediate attention!"
"Today, we will examine the actions of #drugcompanies in raising #prescriptiondrugprices in the United States, as well as the effects of these actions on federal and state budgets and on American families."
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Thread. @ThePlumLineGS has a lot to say about #BothSides media coverage of Trump, his #shutdown and his stupid wall. I’m not an assiduous consumer of cable TV news, and so am prone to dismiss the influence of this on public opinion. Perhaps I am wrong. But here’s a thought...
2. There’s a part of major electronic media where #BothSides coverage doesn’t happen. As @ThePlumLineGS points out, this is FoxWorld. In FoxWorld, airtime is devoted to Praise-for-the-Leader, every day and nearly all the time. It’s a business model as much as anything.
3. The FoxWorld audience wants affirmation and storylines more than information. No tweaking of news coverage or commentary from other outlets (or print media) will make up for that. What about an attack on the business model?
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So Trump has caved, agreeing to Congressional Democrats' demand to fund government agencies for (evidently) three weeks while negotiations on border or immigration measures proceed. One story on this from @burgessev @AndrewRestuccia & @JakeSherman…
2. That was 35 days of hardship for federal employees and contractors; 35 days of disruption to government functions, from criminal investigations to international diplomacy to air traffic control; and 35 days of reckless rhetoric about invasions & emergencies, all for nothing.
3. Yet Trump's ignominious surrender is not necessarily a victory for the Democrats or the country. The deal to reopen government agencies is only for three weeks. We could be right back where we were last night when that time is up.
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#BREAKING Congressional leaders, Trump reach tentative DEAL to temporarily reopen government WITHOUT WALL funds, according to Hill officials. Via @washingtonpost

Cue the propagandists… #dejavu #Shutdown
Trump ends shutdown—for 3 weeks. After stumbling over TelePrompTer about people suffering: Walls work—99.9%. Not medieval but smart walls. I never said wall-to-wall walls…(Rambling carnage part now)…Crisis, gangs, women w tape on mouths in vans, violence, people laugh at us…
“He can’t quit the wall”—@acosta on bonkers Trump speech caving, defeated after throwing lives & country into turmoil for 35 days. And WH staffers applauded!? He couldn’t help but adlib the carnage propaganda themes. Then he closed by threatening yet another shutdown on Feb 15🤯
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It's odd, had a business and it collapsed on me. I made a few errors, was a valuble learning experience. Anyhow as a result money has been uber tight for a year. One meal a day, romin noodle type shit. I'm sattled with tax leins and have struggled. This is a full fridge
I need no sympathy and am in no way asking for hand outs.
I would like to provide prospective to the #ShutdownStories propaganda on this prolonged #shutdown.
I have no back pay coming. In fact, now I need to come up with $20k to pay off tax liens. I can barely feed myself or gas my car. Since September been teedering on losing my house... But I'm told to feel so sorry for some people that have to wait on a check that will come.
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As a furloughed scientist, I thought it worthwhile to use my PhD skills to look at evidence for the president’s claims of a national security crisis & whether his desire for a wall is an adequate justification for a government #shutdown that has cut off pay for 800,000 Americans.
What every American should be asking themselves right now is this: what is the evidence that our border is so unsafe that it constitutes a crisis and the need to #BuildTheWall? Evidence that would be needed to support such a claim are that...
(A) there has been a dramatic increase in people crossing our border over time, (B) there is an increase in crime with an increase in immigration, and immigrants commit more crimes than those within our borders, and/or (C) current strategies for border security are ineffective.
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Good morning, kids! It's time for everyone's favorite show: Microeconomics and Empathy With Wilbur!
(1/Long Thread.)…
No doubt, the billionaire Ross is unfamiliar with the payday lending industry. It's incredibly predatory - even AFTER the consumer-protection laws enacted a few years ago.
But some of us are better educated about economics than the *checks notes* Secretary of Commerce 🤔
Let's take a family like mine as an example.
Let's say I've lost my income to the #GOPShutdown .
We have 2 adults and 2 children to feed and a $1000 mortgage to keep up.
So off I go to our neighborhood short-term loan provider to see what they can do.
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Read this piece and RT if you would participate in an #EconomicWalkout - a cessation of all non-essential spending - from February 1st-3rd, in solidarity with impacted government workers & contractors, if Trump & McConnell fail to end the #shutdown.…
“An economic walkout would be a more just solution than a general strike, because the effort would occur on a sliding-scale, with the greatest sacrifices being made by more affluent Americans.”
“Those who are barely scraping by economically would not be expected to make major sacrifices, because they are already at the point of “essentials only” spending.”
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In this article, @Sulliview argues that "talk of impeachment, all-but-taboo in Big Media’s coverage of Trump, [has] moved from the margins into the mainstream." She attributes that development mainly to a prominent essay in @TheAtlantic. That's not right.…
There's no denying that #impeachment talk has accelerated over the past few months. But I'm not convinced that this past week was really such a Rubicon when considered in broader perspective, or that a handful of well-argued essays in liberal magazines are the drivers of change.
For starters, there's been no shortage of impeachment talk in mainstream publications since Trump took office. I've gathered quite a few such articles in this @ShallTakeCare database, which includes analyses tracing back to before Trump even took office.…
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I don’t really have opinions of the last 12 hours of events, in wait n see mode, however in case helpful here is what the Bridge Act is: 1/ #DACA #TPS #Shutdown
The Act gives provisional protected presence for a period of 3 years to those who meet the eligibility. At the end of the 3 years those protections would end. 2/
The eligibility requirements are basically the same as eligibility requirements for #DACA. I have no idea what the temporary #TPS portion of something like this is, perhaps they’d just change that eligibility language, but again who knows. 3/
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1. #QAnon, #DeepStateTactics @realDonaldTrump @SecretService


I didn't believe it when I first saw someone's screen shot. A prediction of violence against POTUS? It says "president pelosi", the only way that's constitutionally possible is if POTUS and VP are BOTH gone.
2. What does Donna Brazile know? Why did POTUS refuse NP the ability to use US tax payer funded air force travel options? Why did she STILL go on her trip using a commercial flight, that she's paying for,, after being told she needed to stay in DC and work on the #Shutdown?
3. dropped one year ago today. An exact match for what is happening RIGHT NOW! Do you see the correlation with this drop and what's happening with pelosi? Drop #540
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1. @senatemajldr McConnell is running in 2020 and it's possible he fears @realDonaldTrump getting angry and then getting even via a primary candidate challenge but the reality of this strategy is so counter @POTUS' interests that it shocks me. He's self impeaching. Amazing.
2. McConnell could easily take Trump off the #Shutdown hook by allowing a vote and then even if Trump vetoes, it's likely to be overturned. Today the House voted 85% on a measure. But McConnell must not trust Trump to cover him with the @foxandfriends trolls and believes it's
3. better for Mitch to just let Trump implode his presidency via self immolation. The polls are starting to plummet. Giuliani's recent bizarre performance says to me he knows they're about to round up the campaign conspiracy. Probably Trump's family. And it may be a state case.
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I’m hearing there probably won’t be any votes in the US Senate next week, even though leaders said they were cancelling the MLK recess due to the shutdown.

Senate will be in session, but no real reason for senators to be here
`There's not going to be a lot of business going on here in the Congress next week,' says GOP Sen Lisa Murkowski, expressing frustration as shutdown drags on. Says she was planning an Energy Cmte hearing next week but `most of my members I would count on aren't going to be here'
So don’t hold your breath waiting for the #shutdown to end anytime soon
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If I was a federal employee, I would have minimal 4 months of bills in reserves. Period. It's call PLANNING.
Seeing how this happened 19 prior times since 1976, stands to reason yes?
Then, once I get my back pay, replace the depleted funds.
Don't expect me to get all upset for people that fail to plan for obvious potential issues.
Only excuse is a newer hire that didn't have the opportunity just yet to tuck away the funds.
Save the "but the contractors". These federal contracts are some freaking windfalls. VERY GENEROUS. Why do you think so many dream of landing a governments contact? They pay $500 for hammers!
They'll be just fine.

If I'm fine... They're better than fine. Trust me. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
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1) Here's how Government projects work - For many years the FAA had a 'aviation fuel testing' area for testing firefighting equipment to put out aviation fuel flames at crash sites in Atlantic City New Jersey. In 1992 the NTSB took over that function.
2) That meant that the test site in Atlantic City could be shut down and re-purposed, right? Wrong. What they did instead was to leave the site, employees, equipment and job functions IN PLACE and renamed it the 'Aviation Firefighting Research' Lab.
3) So since 1992, the 20 workers, making over 75,000$ a year each, sat in their hangar and played cards all day because they had no work to do.
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The law of unintended consequences rears its head with the #shutdown - and threatens #1A free speech (and beer).

2/ The brewery must comply with licensing restrictions placed on it by the government - but it cannot during the shutdown.

Their speech is encumbered, and illegal, if they print the labels as required by law as they won't be reviewed.
3/ Free speech doesn't stop just because the government does.
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Remember this phrase: Reduction In Force (RIF).


Did you know federal employees already furloughed can be laid off ("RIFed") once they have been furloughed for 30 days or 22 work days?
👊Minus bureaucrats w/time on their hands & no inclination to help the Trump agenda, accomplishments are piling up!


👊After the 30-day mark is reached a downsizing plan can be made!
President Donald J. Trump Is Reforming the Federal Government, Making it More Efficient, Effective, and Accountable | The White House
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