#MACRON: "#Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism. #Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism by saying our interests first, who cares about the others, we erase what a nation holds dearest, what gives it life, what gives it grace. And what is essential— its moral values."
#TRUMP: "You know what I am? I’m a nationalist, okay? I’m a nationalist. Nationalist. Nothing wrong. Use that word. Use that word."
Who funds the IEA, the TPA, the ASI &co?
You know, the RW 'free trade' thick tanks advocating tax havens, "freedom" (no regulations like workers' rights or environmental protection), no welfare (no tax & no free healthcare).
Basically, "Only the wealthier survive" philosophy?
*Could it be* that it has something to do with defending their funders' interests?
Today, I'm going to tell you the Thick Tanks' Hydra tale.
Featuring Atlas, huge piles of money, tradition, "free speech", useful idiots and a very clear agenda that Brexit/Trump are a part of.
Take a seat: It's a long story, with a lot of players, including politicians, pretty ladies squatting your TV, the climate change denial's network, the global fascist movement, Silicon Valley/multiname data-stealing/misusing company & private companies' involved in elections.
2. During the Cold War, one news commentator ironically noted that the Soviet people were actually less brainwashed than Westerners. In the USSR, people would receive Pravda and immediately toss it in the trash, saying “Ah! Party propaganda!”
Trump: Day 657
-Installs Loyalist 2 Oversee Probe
-Meeting w/ Putin on #VeteransDay
-W.H. Posts Doctored Acosta Video
-12 Killed in 307th Mass Shooting
-Denied by Courts From Ending DACA
-NoKo Cancels Meeting with Pompeo
-#ProtectMueller Rallies Nationwide
Day 762 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
Day 613 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
We are going to show you a new world.
Those who are blind will soon see the light.
A beautiful brave new world lies ahead.
We take this journey together.
One step at a time.
From October 29th through November 6th, I got 27 total emails. That’s exactly 3/per day, WAY above the 0.896/day average throughout all of 2018.
I chose Oct 29th for this thread because that’s when they really started picking up.
“Donald J. Trump” dominated the From field most of Oct. In the week before the midterms, they switched to a big mix of surrogates: Donald Trump Jr. (1st email of 2018), Eric Trump (8th), Melania Trump (5th), Lara Trump (23rd), Newt Gingrich (12th), & Brad Parscale (12th).
#Midterms2018 : dans tous le pays, les chiffres de la participation le jour du vote semblent aussi largement au-dessus de la normale, et ils dépassent même parfois ceux enregistrés en 2016. Pour rappel, la participation lors des midterms est généralement inférieure de 20 points.
#Midterms2018 : à #Nashville, la participation est déjà supérieure à celle de 2016. La mobilisation dans ce bastion démocrate du très conservateur #Tennessee est essentielle pour que @PhilBredesen conserve une chance d'être élu Sénateur.
#Trump's last campaign rally of the 2018 mid-term election season is scheduled to start in about ten minutes. It's his THIRD rally of the day. Dude is likely exhausted and I doubt this rally will be less "speech" and more "incoherent tirade".
At any rate, here's the thread for it! Follow/mute at will!
Current Pre-show music is the Rolling Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil." I couldn't make this up if I tried.
1/7 Trump has wagered big that nearly $1.8 trillion in tax cuts and extra spending would leave Republicans all but invincible in the #Midterms2018. But will the economy matter on #ElectionDay?
2/7 U.S. unemployment is at its lowest since the 1960s and in two-thirds of the 60 most competitive House districts, incomes last year were higher than the national median.
3/7 But even in areas where household incomes grew the strongest since Trump’s inauguration, polls show voters mostly split or leaning toward the Democrats. I went to Flemington, New Jersey, one place where this is playing out:
Fact: that “caravan” is carrying at least 1,500 children. Fact: if Trump has it his way, the caravan will be attacked. Fact: he will take the children and sel them all over the world for s-x. Fact: my team and I will be at the border and will do what we can to rescue the kids.
Fact: #FBI is doing all they can to fight back against #Trump trafficking children. Fact: safety measures have been put in place to make sure the people on the caravan are safe. Fact: one of our #rogues told us Donald wanted a #borderwar. Why? To steal children. Fact: we will NOT
allow him to get away with that. He wants a war? He’ll get a war. But the #FBI and our team will NOT sit idly by and allow Trump to kill people and torture children any longer. I’m headed to the border and we WILL stop this madness. But we don’t fight a war with physical harm but
...if you know German (else here a translation of notes I made towards the end to update you on the climate-debates State of the art in German media:
– A key reform of the political system worth debating would be to limit politicians' terms to 8 years, to incentivize them to 2/n
1. Jesus described this #ElectionDay :
This generation...is like children sitting in the marketplaces and
calling to their companions, and
saying: ‘We played the flute for you,
And you did not dance;
We mourned to you,
And you did not lament.’
2. #Midterms2018 - #Trump does a lot right:
- "The Base" was well prepared: You see it at all Trump-rallies
- Trump pushes a few emotive topics (illegal #migration): He knows - "Keep it simple, stupid!" #KISS
- The numbers are on his side: #Economy & #JobNumbers great