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1/9 #CDNpoli #USpoli #UKpoli #ForeignInterference

So, I set out to find contact info for Twitter to get in touch RE incidental censorship of political journos due to new company policy

Upon digging through the SEC I discovered theres a #TwitterPAC & I'm too busy to deal with it
2/9 #CDNpoli #USpoli #UKpoli #ForeignInterference

The #TwitterPAC is interesting enough to share though, in case any American journos wish to inspect

A few highlights:

- Twitter uses Deutsche Bank
- They donated to Chuck Grassley
- They also donated to the Tea Party's Mike Lee
3/9 #CDNpoli #USpoli #UKpoli #ForeignInterference

Today Dorsey stated

"We've made the decision to stop all political advertising on Twitter globally. We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought"

Yet this conflicts with a #TwitterPAC

cnn.com/2019/10/30/tec…
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1. To ignore what #AndrewScheer represents, is to ignore the serious threat Canada is facing in this coming election. & it is a serious threat. Let's begin with a past tweet from Scheer. #cdnpoli #Brexit
Why is this #Scheer #Brexit tweet important? Because by all markers assessed by experts in the field, Brexit was a malign influence operation, fueled by #DarkMoney. foreign.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/… #cdnpoli
3. Russia has played a major role in helping to elect right wing chaos agents: Trump, #BorisJohnson, #ViktorOrban & others across Europe. In 2015 the US treasury department estimated $300B is laundered annually into the US via a variety of #DarkMoney sources.
#Cdnpoli
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#ElizabethWarren's bill reminds me of Romney's advice to youths in 4/2012, "Borrow money, if you have to, from your parents. Start a business... [Jimmy John Liautaud] borrowed $20K from his dad..."

The loan was c. 7/82 and was actually $25K.
$25K in 7/82 = $59K in 4/12
#Warren
In the first half of 2019, the nat'l average #rent increased by 2.6%.
rentcafe.com/blog/rental-ma…
Warren declined to be interviewed for this story. In May, at request of media, her campaign released a summary of her outside work. As a senatorial candidate, Warren released a shorter version, which omitted her work for Dow Chemical.

#NeverWarren
washingtonpost.com/politics/dow-b…
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Rumblings of big truths coming soon re Trudeau, #UraniumOne & #NXIVM cult

What we know so far (THREAD)

"Progressives" Trudeau, Liberal Party of Canada & Bronfman Families 100 YEAR HISTORY of looking after each others interests.

macleans.ca/politics/ottaw…
Trudeau's chief fundraiser 2015 = Seagram's heir Stephen Bronfman, a close personal & family friend.

2017 Bronfman named in #ParadisePapers His Claridge Inc. linked to $60 mill US offshore Caymans trust, tax loophole exploitation, disguised payments.

cbc.ca/news/business/…
Additionally Trudeau chief fundraiser Stephen Bronfman's law firm mounted lobbying campaign in Ottawa for 3 yrs to fight legislation designed to crack down on offshore trusts (Harper's Bill).

cbc.ca/news/business/…

#ParadisePapers #NXVIM
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I think we can all agree that food is pretty important for survival.

Climate Change is already impacting food security- it is not a distant, ambiguous concern: 

More than 1 million acres of US cropland ravaged by floods

reut.rs/2Uly0eC

#ClimateActionNow #foodsecurity
Cascading impacts of deadly flooding around the world includes "food supply shocks"
bit.ly/2OVoGZN

"A “whiplash” between very dry periods, followed by very wet periods, is exactly what we can expect from climate change"

#foodsecurity #ClimateChange #agriculture
...North America is not immune - bit.ly/2OVphL1

Already ‘There’s bleeding going on’ in U.S. farm economy, ag lender says, due in part to extreme weather

A prolonged downturn “has impacted farmers of all ages, experience levels and sizes”

#extremeweather #farming #farm
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1. For those who don't have a TorStar subscription to read latest #SNCLavalin development #CDNpoli

Tory Leader Andrew Scheer + NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh also met with CEO to discuss criminal charges against 1 of Canada's biggest players in oil & defence

archive.is/jeoO0
2. If nothing else, it proves Andrew Coyne & Paul Wells are political hacks who conceal the facts & fabricate scandals on behalf of their Conservative masters

These biases in #CDNmedia are so gross that all #CDNpoli MSM has been reduced to PR agents for/against Libs & Tories
3. I'm disappointed in my country & industry for becoming so tribal & infantile that the public can no longer trust #CDNpoli & #CDNmedia to convey the facts RE #SNCLavalin & criminal bribery allegations

Lets begin with the fact this behaviour occurred under both Libs & Tories
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1/ Here's my first @YouTube video of 2019. I discuss what can be expected this year in Canadian politics and the role religion could play in the political landscape of the country. If you enjoy these videos, please share, like and consider subscribing!

2/ As a complementary reading, you can check-out my co-written text with @afebresg on the political impact of the Christian Right, published in the @ConversationCA last December.

#ChristianRight #uspoli #cndpoli #onpoli #abpoli

theconversation.com/from-america-t…
3/ We were both also interviewed by @rick_gibbons on @1310NEWS about our Conversation article.

1310news.com/2018/12/07/the…
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A couple of not-altogether-random thoughts:
- The constant complaint that "left-of-centre" values are now -unfairly, yet- prevalent over "conservative" ones may well be inaccurate, given the longtime deliberate strategy in some quarters to shift public perception of "centre" /1
dramatically rightwards. For example, the Republicans of today would consider that President Eisenhower was "dangerously liberal" for his fight against fascism and for decent lives for the poor. Americans generally still agree with Ike, though the Tea Party movement shifted the/2
#GOP's position further rightward; a resurgent racist, pro-fascism element is adding its pressure to that of the "1%" donor class to go even further into fullblown authoritarianism. That is, their new "centre" was what the 1950s called rightwing extremism. But most Americans /3
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With seemingly significant #NAFTA breakthroughs between the US and Mexico, Canada is increasingly looking like it may be snubbed on NAFTA. Why is this happening? For one thing, Ottawa has not adjusted to the changing game on trade: macdonaldlaurier.ca/canada-must-re…
While any Canadian government would have faced challenges negotiating with this US administration, Ottawa's failure to adjust to the evolving political landscape South of the border means that we aren't blameless #NAFTA #cdnecon #uspoli #cdnpoli macdonaldlaurier.ca/us-canada-trad…
Furthermore, while some may argue that Canada's retaliatory tariffs may have been justified, realistically "there are no sources of economic pain that Canada can inflict on the United States that would not also be much worse for Canada," says @DawsonCanada macdonaldlaurier.ca/u-s-trade-war-…
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