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People wonder what's wrong with Florida, but the problem is so big you can literally see it from outter space. I'm talking about the sugar farms.

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2/ The big three sugar interests in the Everglades Agricultural Area are U.S. Sugar, Florida Crystals, and The Sugar Growers Cooperative. This thread will focus on Florida Crystals which is owned by the #Fanjuls, Pepe and Alfie, who are octogenarian refugees from Cuba. Image
3/ The history of the Everglades Agricultural Area is a storied one that dates back a hundred years when the first real land rush south of Lake Okeechobee culminated in ppl being sold swamps as farmland, and the deadliest hurricane in FL history in 1928. ImageImage
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1/ Phosphate mining in Florida is a huge problem. Radioactive roads, fish kills, toxic mountains, cancer, and sinkholes...think #PineyPoint. There is ONE major company responsible for almost all of it, which is Mosaic, HQ'd in Tampa. ImageImage
2/ Phosphate mining is how chemical fertilizer is mass-produced. It involves strip mining the surface of the land, and creating gigantic toxic waste piles called "gyp stacks".…
3/ This time lapse video shows the scale of phosphate mining in Florida's "bone valley" over the last 40 years.
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1/ #Disney files Federal Lawsuit in Northern District of Florida against DeSantis and others alleging a pattern government retaliation ***minutes*** after DeSantis' #ReedyCreek board invalidated their development covenants.

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2/ "Just think, the possibilities are endless..." -Ron DeSantis

Read full filing here:

3/ But let's start at the beginning.

In 2018, Disney spent 20 million dollars helping to pass Amendment 3 which took the ability to expand casino gambling in FL away from the legislature and placed it with the voters.…
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You'll notice how careful the Yale AND Harvard grad is to parse his language, but he was ABSOLUTELY involved in the conspiracy to overturn the election results, using his position as governor on television to help promote and encourage an idea that was patently illegal.
Small wonder he doesn't want the "feds" investigating things in Florida. I'm not a lawyer but it would appear to me that he is obstructing justice here by telling the public, essentially, that if you talk to federal investigators they may try to "ruin" your life.
The idea of using electors who select a presidential candidate AGAINST the popular vote in a state isn't a new one. Back in 2000 John Eastman was promoting the idea as a back up plan if the courts didn't rule in George Bush's favor.

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1/ 🧵 Ron #DeSantis' twitter trolling press secretary #ChristinaPushaw is forced to register as a Foreign Agent after a visit from @TheJusticeDept, but there is sooo much more to this story than meets the eye, Florida. 👀

A saga of casinos, idiots, fraud, and money laundering. ImageImage
2/ Mikhail Saakashvili is the fmr President of Georgia, a breakaway Soviet Republic, and it sits at an ancient geopolitical crossroads for Iran, Russia, Turkey, the Middle East and Europe. Money laundering for every kind of criminal enterprise is rampant.…
3/ "In 2011, Donald Trump and Georgia’s then-president, Mikheil Saakashvili, signed an agreement to build a Trump Tower in the Georgian port city, Batumi."…
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1/ "Fear and Loathing in Central Florida" 🧵

I'm pretty fn sick of the corrupt politics in Florida. Casinos, bigotry, Disney, election fraud, Russia, Elon, insurrection...Mormons? That's right, Central Florida has it all.

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3/ Here's a couple of the state and federal laws she is helping break. It's reminiscent of Rod Blagojevich...except way fn worse. #HobbsAct

@TheJusticeDept this entire thread is for you. Cheers.… ImageImage
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“Orlando medical marijuana entrepreneur arranged access to US Rep #MattGaetz for the top executive at a cannabis-industry co. looking to do business in Florida, while at the same time pressing the co.’s leader to donate $10K to Gaetz’s reelection...”…
“The entrepreneur, Orlando hand doctor #JasonPirozzolo, in Sept. 2017 invited the CEO of the company, Alternate Health Corp., to a small fundraiser that Pirozzolo was planning to host for Gaetz at an Orlando hotel...
during a conference organized by #Pirozzolo’s American Medical Marijuana Physicians Association. The #Canadian company had developed medical marijuana monitoring software & was lobbying state officials to make #Florida doctors & dispensaries use it...
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