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1/OK, so, here's a thread about Andrew Yang, automation, and UBI, as requested by some members of the #YangGang2020.
2/I've repeatedly said that I think Yang is wrong about the threat of automation. Though robots may put humans out of a job someday, it definitely hasn't happened yet, and isn't happening right now.

BUT, I like Yang's focus on UBI!

How can this be?
3/Well, I think there are many good reasons for UBI that DON'T rely on the threat of automation taking jobs and lowering wages.

UBI provides economic security to people, allowing them to start businesses, go to school, have kids, switch jobs, etc. without fear of destitution.
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Hello! It’s my birthday today! In the past, I’ve asked you to help me celebrate by supporting causes near and dear to me. Today, I’m going to ask you for something different. So please read on…
2 - As a futurist and as an American, I believe very strongly in public service. I consider it my civic duty and moral obligation to make positive contributions back to my country.
3 - This was something instilled in me my my parents. We spent a lot of time volunteering - usually a few hours a week, in lots of different capacities.
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Hey #YangGang

I wanted to make a small thread clarifying that exchange between Pete Buttigieg and our newest Yangster Tulsi Gabbard.

Pete claimed the Syrian war wasnt about regime change.

The reality is very different.
This war, like all the rest, is about money and geopolitical power.

Saudi Arabia is a major enegtgy producer and exporter in the global economy. Their ruling elites are from an extreme Sunni Islamic sect known as wahhabism.

They are arch enemies with Shia lead Iran and Syria.
Recently, the Saudis have looked to expand their natural gas exports to Europe. Doing so would require building a pipeline that runs through Syria. Compliance with this business idea would require regime change, as current president Bashar Assad is a Shia Muslim.
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Mini thread: If you spend about 5 minutes on the @AndrewYang subreddit (/r/YangForPresidentHQ) you’ll encounter people saying that they’d never been excited for a candidate before and that the current state of affairs had made them literally depressed. It’s really remarkable.
It made me think about what the political media machine has turned so many of us into and just how lasting the aftereffects on our mental health could be. Clickbait. Obsessive partisanship. Persistent paranoia because there are so many entities that profit from us being scared.
I think what’s most remarkable about Yang as a candidate — and if you follow me, you know I’m a fan — is that he refuses to stand for any of that. Dude gets it. He knows what a clicks-and-eyeballs media industry is doing to us. I’m like, holy shit, a media-literate candidate.
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@WesPDX86 @DROC2447 @cenkuygur @BernieSanders If you look back historically, all great movements have been led by people who made it about more than just themselves. @AndrewYang is true servant leader. He has the "chops" meaning he first came to understand the most pressing challenges we face in the 21st Century...
@WesPDX86 @DROC2447 @cenkuygur @BernieSanders @AndrewYang Andrew understands how to look at the entire system and identifying the leverage points that need to be fundamentally changed in order to fix the system. The #HumanityFirst movement is more about a long-term approach that has given people a GPS if you will on how to behave...
@WesPDX86 @DROC2447 @cenkuygur @BernieSanders @AndrewYang If you read through his 120+ policies you will see & come to understand someone who addresses both the big & small things that will improve people's lives. The #Freedomdividend is the centerpiece because it will instantly help alleviate stress & anxiety for the majority...
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Proud Trump supporter here but @AndrewYang raised $10 million he’s got a whole army of supporters, what is it with @DNC @CNN purposely disenfranchising millions of grassroots voters? Stay strong #YangGang they did this to #BernieBros in 2016.
Oh and you’re always welcome to #walkaway 😍 Yang has some cool ideas if he dropped the DJT hate I swear he’d make the admin, just saying.
💊nom nom redpill.
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.@AndrewYang talks about the need to attack every link on the chain of gun violence not just sensible gun laws but also, investing in humans and communities. #2020gunsafetyforum #NoRA #YangGang
.@AndrewYang on children in the lockdown generation:

“If you’re a child and you can’t feel safe and secure in your classroom, your entire world gets shaken.

#2020GunSafetyForum #NoRA #YangGang
.@AndrewYang on the gun lobby’s strong hold over politicians:

“We have to flush out the lobbying money with *people powered* money. That’s how we override corruption in Washington.”

#2020GunSafetyForum #NoRA #YangGang
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Thank you #YangGang - let’s make history in 2020!! 👍🥊🎉 Thanks to you we have the resources to go ALL THE WAY.
If we went from $2.8 million to $10 million in the 3rd quarter what will we do in the 4th quarter? That is the fun of this campaign - the sky is the limit. 😀👍
Other campaigns are plateauing or contracting while we are growing quickly. The excitement rises every day. Our rate of growth makes all things possible - including our winning the general election next year.
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Thanks to Jeffrey from @DemsAbroad for the following explanation about the differences of voting absentee with your state vs. voting with the Democrats Abroad in the democratic primaries. You can choose either:

Hi there,
As a US citizen living abroad, you have three options...
...when it comes to participating in Primaries.

1. Vote in your state/local party primary in the Spring/Summer 2020.

Some states require that you register/declare a party affiliation before an election, and some have deadlines for this registration. Usually...
...you can vote for Presidential candidates, as well as state/local primary candidates (depends on the state and if you check off "intend to return" on the registration form). You can do this by going to votefromabroad.org to submit your form...
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Long Reads Sunday #66.

It was *SUPPOSED* to be a great week. @Bakkt futures launching, Binance.US cranking...and a 20%+ price dip?

On the upside, for some reason crappy prices tend to bring the best content - so buckle TF up it's Long Reads time! 👇
@Bakkt 2/ If you’re reading this, you are (perhaps painfully) away that prices dropped from ~$10k to ~$8k in about 45m earlier this week. The question is why. For some, the answer was obvious .

For others, inscrutable:
@Bakkt 3/ Interestingly, some wanted to point to Bakkt as explanation - reminding that better price discovery doesn’t mean better prices.
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1/ Third #TweetAnalysis - Comparative Hashtag Analysis
Hashtags: #Yang2020 and #Bernie2020
I read 151 Bernie2020 tweets and 152 Yang2020 Tweets today, 27th September 2019, to discover what the #YangGang and #BernieBros tweet about.
2/ Method
-Searched hashtags one by one (latest, anyone, anywhere)
-Read tweets to identify themes
-Adjusted and added themes as needed
-1 point for each theme mentioned (tweets mostly contained 1 theme)
-Afterwards, organised themes into more general types
3/ Data
The most common theme for both Yang and Bernie supporters was "general positive" (non-specific advocacy).
Looking more widely, "positivity" was the largest type for Yang, whereas more than 50% of Bernie tweets fell into the "negativity" type.
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I said Andrew Yan is the most dangerous Dimm candidate.
He’s the dipstick that has been put on the pig named Nazi China, & makes all the spying, hacking & stealing seemed acceptable.

Even cons like @DavidAFrench drinks the #YangGang kool aid.

CCP is gonna steal the D nomination
Andrew Yang is America’s Han Huo-Yu who has stolen the Kuomintang’s presidential nomination in Taiwan, with the help of China’s cyber interference.

They r doing this to u!
@KamalaHarris @CoryBooker @PeteButtigieg @TulsiGabbard @ewarren @BernieSanders @BetoORourke
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🚨#YANGGANG🚨

Do yourself a favor: Quit "leading" with the Joe Rogan podcast if people are just Yang Curious. You should be leading with these, instead:

Firing Line: pbs.org/wnet/firing-li…
CNN:
The Hill:
There is nothing *wrong* with the Joe Rogan podcast, mind you. However, it should not really be the *first* thing you use to introduce Yang to people, at this point.

(1) A lot of people despise Joe Rogan. Some people have gone hyper-negative just MENTIONING his podcast.
(2) Yes, some people despise The Hill or CNN or PBS as left-leaning outlets or even "fake news." However, they are MORE LIKELY to be perceived as higher-profile than Andrew's initial podcast audiences (i.e. "taken seriously") even by their haters.
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#HologramTHREAD: DNC Bullshit

I've slept on this. I've thought about not saying it. I've thought about just keeping it to myself.

I can't.

The DNC made a special provision to keep Tom Steyer in the race and give him a shot at Debate #5.

Billionaire Tommy Boy, late to show up
to the Election of the Century, (1) bought his way into Debate #4 with dubious means, and now (2) had the DNC kowtow to him to keep him (and his money) around for a while longer.

As someone representing a true grassroots candidate, this is INFURIATING. Here's what it is:
Because Steyer has been pouring his $$billions$$ into Iowa and New Hampshire. Every so often, odd polls would show up with Steyer pulling 6% in an early state. There's no way that Steyer can get 3% nationally: He has zero grassroots. He runs $$millions$$ in online ads to get
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Been thinking about @AndrewYang’s social media strategy. He almost invariably avoids commenting on the news cycle.

Why? A few reasons (thread):

#YangGang #SecureTheBag @yangganghub @scottsantens
1) Trump controls the news cycle. That’s how he won in ‘16; he leveraged their attention. Now they hang on his every thought.
2) Nearly every other candidate is a link in the media chain. They comment dutifully on every Trump controversy. They react, and in doing so, they follow Trump’s lead. He sets the tone. It’s his world, the Democrats are just living in it.
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Damn I just woke up but let’s bring another thing to light. Almost every person I’ve interacted with in the #YangGang has been people of color. Yes there are many white, male, disaffected supporters, and I’m happy about that. But every article won’t even mention that this is a...
Coalition of many normal Americans. Black people, Asian and Latin voters, of which I believe his most prevalent supporters are Latin voters between the ages of 18-35 correct me if I’m wrong @nerdsforyang
It can feel really dismissive, because they’ll make it seem like it’s *only* disaffected, white, male voters who support Yang.
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Let's say Andrew Yang, of the #YangGang wins, he keeps his promises...
1. Everyone gets $1,000 a month in Universal Basic Income
2. The price of a burger goes up. A cheeseburger requires a 20% deposit and a credit score above 700.

twitchy.com/brettt-3136/20…
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Dimms are hypocrites.

#ClimateStrike
Didn’t he want to add emission tax on meat to address #ClimateChange ?
GFY @AndrewYang !

#ClimateStrike #YangGang #YangCult
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#HologramTHREAD: Deprogramming Americans

#YangGang @AndrewYang #Yang2020 #ISupportYang

In 6+ months of conversation on Twitter (aka "arguments"), I've had many head-desk moments when the exact same topic comes up moments later.

After 7,000+ tweets, it occurs to me ...
We are taking this from the standpoint of "educating" people, but that's not right.

We are "deprogramming" them.

Americans have been PROGRAMMED to believe a bunch of complex distortions of reality by hearing these things all their lives.

A common one:
I'm sure Dave, Dave's parents, and Dave's ancestors all believe some version of that trope. After all, it is in the Bible! This is one of the cornerstones of the "Christian Work Ethic" that drove western society to great heights through the Industrial Revolution.

It isn't true.
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An open letter to Mr. @AndrewYang & Campaign, #YangGang, & #HumanityFirst:

I was raised in poverty, in California. As a young child, I remember cold winter nights in the Mojave desert, and curling up under a single ragged blanket to keep warm on a bare wooden bed.
I remember being a little hungry at times. I never wanted for comfort, though, as this was the life I knew; and I never knew, then, how my mother worried that I might not survive the night, checking on me to see that I was warm. We couldn't afford more blankets.
I never knew how her stomach was sometimes far more empty, to make sure that my siblings and I could eat.
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@AndrewYang⁩, Obama’s Paris Accord allowed ur sugar daddy China to keep polluting without consequences till 2030.

U want to take away our cars? GFY ! 🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻

Yang: Climate Change May Require Elimination of Car Ownership
#YangCult #YangGang

freebeacon.com/politics/yang-…
Manchurian candidate Yang sez-
“We might not own our own cars” by 2050 to wean the US economy off fossil fuel.

Why did he said that?
⬇️
Cuz his sugar daddy China is poor on energy, it puts the CCP at disadvantage to compet with America. 😒
Manchurian candidate Andrew Yang: Government Needs To ‘Modify Americans’ Diets’ By Taxing Cattle Industry-

breitbart.com/clips/2019/09/…
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I'm thinking about my time in 2016 when I was #BernieOrBust, vs. my time this past year in the #YangGang: Two distinct and similar political experiences, both of which taught me a lot about myself and how media influences elections.

#MyBernieStory meets #MyYangStory [Thread]
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Before 2015, I wasn't really politically engaged. I understood that the system was corrupt and unfair and considered myself a social libertarian, but still bought into the idea that Democrats were the "good" team that could usually be trusted (mostly for social rights reasons.)
2
Bernie exposed me to some eye-opening statistics about the hardships experienced by American workers, and I became obsessed. I spent hours in Bernie meme groups on FB, checking polls on RCP, and watching CNN constantly. First time donating, first merch, first political rally.
3
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Why @AndrewYang’s campaign is brilliant: a thread, with predictions at the end. #YangGang #Yang2020 @scottsantens

After 2016, I felt disenfranchised. All the emotional energy I put into the Sanders campaign — and then Clinton — felt wasted.
So in ‘17 and ‘18, I started looking into what went wrong. I had become a boilerplate social justice progressive up until that point. My gut told me that we had been blindsided by Trump because we fundamentally misread the room.
So I started paying attention to political outsiders who challenged liberal and conservative orthodoxies.

Finally, in 2018, I read an interview with Yang. He had decided to run for President on UBI. At the time, his website was threadbare — he seemed like an intriguing blip.
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#HologramTHREAD: Sham #DemDebate

These debates are not about informing voters. They are about creating drama for the networks. Professional chattering personalities create "stumper" moments for other chattering personalities to chatter about.

#YangGang #ISupportYang

Examples:
"Let's ask Andrew Yang two questions on foreign policy."

This is fair: He's running for President, after all, and would be Commander-in-Chief and set policy for the State Department.

"Let's ask Joe Biden about deportation under Obama."
"Let's ask Joe Biden about Iraq."
"Let's ask Sanders about Venezuela and socialism."

See the pattern, yet?

Ask yourself this: Did you learn anything about the stances of these candidates on health care, tonight? Medicare for All?

I didn't. Pretty much the same stuff we heard the last two debates, right?
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