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US Transport Secretary #Buttigieg suggested a vehicle miles tax. And so the usual debate goes on between:

A: "are you mad taxing car use is *obviously* regressive"

B: " No it isn't"

So I am reupping a few threads that I wrote about this question
A few caveats. My threads refer to the European situation. The US is more car-dependent which means that more low-income households drive cars, and over longer distances (but fuel prices are lower).

Overall, this exacerbates concerns about the social impact of taxing car use.
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NEW: @Facebook takes down 155 accounts, 11 pages, 9 groups linked to #China for "violating our policy against foreign or government interference"

Most of the focus was on #SouthChinaSea #HongKong #Philippines-#Duterte BUT some activity focused on #Election2020
Per @Facebook, the #China-linked activity that targeted the US "gained almost no following"

"They posted content both in support of and against presidential candidates Pete #Buttigieg, Joe #Biden and Donald #Trump" per FB

Some examples of the material as provided by FB: ImageImage
"Although the people behind this activity attempted to conceal their identities and coordination, our investigation found links to individuals in the #Fujian province of #China" per @Facebook's @ngleicher
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1. I respect the will of the voters.

2. But new information has emerged supporting #TaraReade's account of being sexually assaulted by #JoeBiden.

3. Credible rape accusations are disqualifying or we have NO moral standards.
4. Defeating Trump is NOT OPTIONAL.

5. To avoid potential catastrophe in Nov., #Biden should withdraw.

6. #Warren, #Harris, #Klobuchar, #Buttigieg, #Castro, etc. could replace Biden.

7. #Bernie can restart his campaign.

8. We can reboot the primary and give voters a choice.
9. This is the ethical position AND the smarter strategy to beat Trump.

10. We lose ALL moral authority if we embrace "the lesser of two accused rapists."

11. Polls show other Dem candidates can win.


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Joe #Biden ha vinto il #SuperTuesday, l'appuntamento più importante delle primarie Dem #USA. L'ex vicepresidente di Barack Obama ha vinto in almeno 9 dei 14 stati in cui si andava al voto (potrebbero diventare 10 con il Maine, dove al momento è in lieve vantaggio).
🇺🇸 Anche se lo scrutinio non è ancora concluso al 100%, possiamo infatti dare per certa la vittoria di #Biden in Alabama, Arkansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas e Virginia.
🇺🇸 Bernie #Sanders ha invece vinto in California, Colorado, Utah e Vermont. Infine, il miliardario Michael #Bloomberg - entrato in gioco solo nel #SuperTuesday - ha trionfato solo nei caucus che si sono tenuti nelle Samoa Americane.
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Last week #BernieSanders led in most #California polls by close to 20 pts over everyone.

-Today 2 polls say just 5, 8 pts. respectively over #JoeBiden.

-@FiveThirtyEight polling average has #Biden within single digits of #Bernie #Supertuesday #NexstarDC…
@FiveThirtyEight According to the polling #Joementum is real. #Bernie's organization in #California has been incredible, his outreach to Latino/independent voter blocs bodes well. But a narrow CA victory for the Sanders camp will be interpreted as a victory for #JoeBiden #SuperTuesday #NexstarDC Image
A few Democrat incumbents the @CAGOP and some of the CA Republican delegation in congress have their eyes on as "Flippable":

CA 10 - Josh Harder
CA 21 -TJ Cox
CA 25 -Katie Hill**
CA 39 -Gil Cisneros
CA 48 -Harley Rouda

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So, #Buttigieg:s voters will split pretty evenly, think 2% each for Sanders, Biden, Bloomberg, Warren and 1% for Klobuchar.

The big winners? Bloomberg and Warren, who will clear a lot more 15% hurdles. Sanders and Biden could both LOSE delegates on Tuesday over Pete dropping.
And it took the manipulator-in-chief about 20 minutes to try and sow discord... Shameful for an acting president.

For data on where Buttigiegs voters are heading, check out:…
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Overheard at a #PeteButtigieg rally:
Person 1: “#Bernie ran away with it. Like forty something percent.” Person 2: (shakes head) “I just don’t understand it.” Good sum-up of the way most traditional/moderate democrats are feeling today after #NevadaCaucuses #NexstarDC ImageImage
Following the #NevadaCaucus #MayorPete #Buttigieg beginning his #SuperTuesday campaigning here in Virginia #NexstarDC ImageImage
This campaign stop comes after stumps in Colorado last night and South Carolina this morning for #MayorPete #Buttigieg #NexstarDC Image
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1/ “Even if a new president proposes sweeping reforms, Congress would block or severely #weaken them. In #foreignpolicy, however, a new president could reshape the world with a few strokes of the pen. @StephenKinzer
@stephenkinzer 2/ “A president could bring the U.S. back into the Iran nuclear deal; lift sanctions on Venezuela; offer to begin peace talks with Russia & China; pull American troops out of the ME; stop promoting the overthrow of foreign governments @StephenKinzer
@stephenkinzer 3/ 3 candidates are fully wedded to the paradigm of #conflict & #confrontation that shapes American #foreignpolicy: #JoeBiden, #AmyKlobuchar, & #PeteButtigieg.
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Hey what kids did Sanders put in cages?

What 16,000 lies has Warren told?

What government jobs did Buttigieg give to members of his family?

Which of Klobuchar's mistresses did her lawyer pay off during the campaign?

When did Biden run a full page ad advocating the death penalty for five innocent teenagers?

Which countries did Bloomberg solicit for illegal campaign assistance?

How much was Sanders fined for fundraising fraud - twice?

How much taxpayer money has Warren spent golfing at her own resorts?

How many trillions has Buttigieg added to the national debt with handouts to millionaires?

Which fake university run by Klobuchar was forced into a $25 million settlement?

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1er bilan de cette primaire du #NewHampshire?
3 faits majeurs:
1. #BernieSanders vainqueur mais avec 1 marge plus faible que prévu sur #Buttigieg. Ils sortent en tête de la séquence #Iowa/#NH
2. Désastre total pour #Warren ET #Biden sous les 10%
3. #Klobuchar surgit vraiment.
2) Le #NewHampshire, juge de paix de la 1ère "étape" des primaires démocrates, a rendu 1 verdict en 3 étages:
. les 3ers candidats ont chacun de quoi se réjouir.
. Il y a 2 vaincus écrasés.
. Le grupetto (désolé mais j'aime ma métaphore TDF😉) des petits candidats est écrémé.
3) Pour #BernieSanders, si la victoire est bien moins éclatante qu'en 2016 dans 1 #NewHampshire frontalier de son #Vermont d'élection, à cause d' 1 contexte différent, "a win is a win" et le contrat est rempli. Il apparaît, avec l'effondrement de #Biden, en "frontrunner" national
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Ok. I've been trying to keep quiet but all the instant experts are getting a little carried away. So here's some pro tips. Well not pro, but 'unreasonably addicted to politics' amateur tips...

1. Iowa is like 103% white. Biden's strengths are not white midwesterners. He never had a chance at top two in Iowa.

2. Iowa is a caucus state. All Buttigieg's surge there really means is that he has awareness (he's from the midwest) and he was a comfortable consolation prize for people whose original choice didn't hit the 15% threshold.

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People who are taking a victory lap over Buttigieg being booed by "everyone" at a dinner last night would prefer if you didn't know that those boos came exclusively from a section of Sanders supporters.

They would also prefer if you didn't know that Sanders spoke about supporting whoever becomes the eventual Dem nominee... or that those boos eventually turned into applause for Pete.

It would be really nice if Sanders' supporters would get out of his way long enough for his actual message to get to the rest of the constituency, instead of delivering their ultimatums and absolutisms from behind a thin veneer of holier-than-thou virtue signaling....

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And guess who was behind the solar push in Puerto Rico....

Just think about other places that were devastated after natural disasters and who swooped in to claim to try to save them while actually doing nothing but making a ton of money....
Puerto Rico isn't the only place the Clintons have pushing solar, either. They're in cahoots with Bloomberg.…
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Os resultados até agora conhecidos da eleição dos delegados democratas no Iowa, poder-nos-ão dar algumas pistas.
#Buttigieg 10 delegados, #Sanders 10, #Warren 4, #Biden 0
#1 #Biden por ser demasiado "do sistema" e com acusações de #Trump sobre o filho, não é visto como credível para ganhar a Trump
#2 #Sanders representa o oposto de #Trump e o lado mais extremista dos democratas, confirmando a tendência da sociedade (global) em radicalizar-se nas suas escolhas e posições políticas
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🇺🇸🗳️ Demain c'est le début des primaires démocrates pour désigner le candidat qui affrontera #Trump en novembre. Mais au fait, lequel de ces candidats est le plus à même de battre le Président sortant ? #thread
🇺🇸🗳️ Un premier point dans une vaste étude du #VoterStudyGroup de @democracyfund : 2016 était la première élection qui mettait aux prises deux candidats rejetés par les Américains. Ce sera la même chose en 2020, ni #Trump ni les prétendants démocrates ne passant la barre des 50%.
@DemocracyFund 🇺🇸🗳️ Dans les sondages nationaux, #Biden est régulièrement le candidat démocrate qui obtient les meilleurs résultats face à #Trump. Idem dans les principaux #swingstates, et pas seulement dans ceux de la #rustbelt où l'aspect "local" de #Biden l'aide.
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(1/5) Solmen du semanes ante li caucus por li #Democratic Partise in #Iowa, emotiones ha inflammat se inter #BernieSanders e #ElizabethWarren, pos li ultim debatte per #CNN in quel Warren dit que Sanders mentionat la que il ne credet que un fémina vell

#Occidental #Interlingue Image
(2/5) posser victer in li general election contra #DonaldTrump. Contra to Sanders dit que il hat esset misinterpretat e que il ne dit un tal cose. Pos li debatte Warren refusat presser li manu de Sanders e acusat le nominar la un mentitor avan li spectatores tra li tot país. E
(3/5) du dies plu tard, li campe Sanders quam @davidsirota usat un video por acusar #JoeBiden de voler reducter li securitá social, contra quel #Biden dit que li látere Sanders hat monstrat solmen un parte por dar un fals impression pri li idés de Biden pri securitá social. Secun Image
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Since this will come up at the #DemDebate, I want to explain her attack on #Bernie.

When CNN leaked the story, Warren could have said: "We're friends and he was referring to the challenges women candidates face. I won't grace these leaks."

...Warren's campaign put out a statement that effectively calls #Bernie sexist and then claims to want to move on.

The net effect is to try to damage the leading progressive in the race, which gives a big boost to the establishment wing.

Now why on earth would she do that?
People who follow me know how dedicated I am to fighting sexism. It was everything I did in 2016 and I was mocked and smeared for it when I defended Hillary.

But this isn't about sexism. It's about the incredibly questionable timing of lobbing this out there as #Bernie surges.
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🇺🇸🗳️ Dans pile un mois, c’est le début d'une longue et palpitante saison électorale aux #EtatsUnis avec le caucus de l’#Iowa lors duquel 14 candidats vont concourir à l'investiture du parti démocrate. #primaires
🇺🇸🗳️ Au niveau national, peu d'évolutions en un an de campagne :

➡️#Biden reste en tête

➡️Les candidats de l’aile gauche #Sanders et #Warren le suivent à distance

➡️#Buttigieg est le seul autre candidat à se démarquer, les autres faisant (pour l’instant ?) de la figuration
🇺🇸🗳️ Mais les sondages nationaux ont peu d’importance à ce stade : si un candidat crée la surprise lors d’une des premières primaires, il peut impulser une dynamique à sa campagne (le « momentum ») qui l’avantagera lors des scrutins suivants.
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#Buttigieg calls on #McKinsey to release information about his consulting work - @ABC News me & ⁦@AllisonMPecorin⁩ ⁦…
In November, a campaign official told ABC News the campaign had reached out to McKinsey to inquire about what Buttigieg's non-disclosure agreement encompasses.
In response to their inquiry, the campaign official said the consulting firm said in essence that all McKinsey employees agree to keep their client work confidential, including who they serve, the nature of their projects, and each client's confidential information.
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“Kids” from “lower income, minority neighborhoods” don’t have “someone they know personally who testifies to the value of education.” - Pete Buttigieg, 2011 South Bend Mayoral Candidate

#MayorPete #PeteForAmerica #Pete2020 #Buttigieg2020 #Buttigieg
🔦:The longer clip isn’t better:

#PeteButtigieg agreed (🗣: “definitely”) w/ Libertarian Pat Farrell that he/retired people could be mentors to kids.

Pete identifies poor “minority neighborhood” kids as needing mentors b/c no one they know “testifies to the value of education.”
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In data from @FiveThirtyEight and GDELT tracking, #Biden is leading TV mentions. This is pushing down poll numbers for other candidates.

Biden - 4,317
Sanders - 461
Warren - 1,090
Harris - 146
Buttigieg - 88
O'Rourke - 118
Booker - 142
Klobuchar - 47
Yang - 41
Castro - 21
These numbers should embarrass the MSM. #Harris is polling 4th yet she has less than 2% of #Biden's mentions, only 10% of #Warren's. #Buttigieg is polling right behind Harris and he has only half her mentions. Yet #Booker is almost equal to Harris. While #Castro--almost nothing.
The week showed a big drop in mentions for #Harris and #Sanders, despite high profile appearances for both on major TV shows. The disconnect is striking, particularly since both have rolled out new policy and important changes in their campaigns.
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21. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world?

#Hypocrites #DoubleStandards #Liars #Warlords #USRealTerrorists
1 to 20. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world? 🤨👇🏼…
"#Iran's president Hassan Rouhani presented an ultimatum of two months to the #EU to save the #Iran nuclear deal. However, the deal is likely to continue to deteriorate, says The Independent's Patrick Cockburn"
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The FBI raided 3 properties of the South Bend Housing Authority in Indiana this AM.

Their official offices & two homes were searched.The homes that were searched were occupied by a former Housing Auth contractor & sub-contractor.

One of the homes was occupied by Archie Robinson, who used to have a government contract with the South Bend Housing Authority for cleaning and maintenance.
Archie Robinson also owns a business called "KTR Kleaning to Renovations."…
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