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With our politicians and their media counterparts endless meddling by manipulating emotions and playing it very loose (if as l all) with facts…

Who needs any Russians???

Seriously. They’re just mad Russia invaded their turf. “Hey, hey! Only we lie and manipulate!”
Emotional manipulation, verses logical issue based reasoning in political persuasion, was pioneered by Bill Bernbach in the 1964 presidential campaign .
He was the driving force behind LBJs advertising.
The infamous daisy ad actually only aired once prior to the 1964 election and was just one of a few other ads that ran more often.
It was the daisy commercial that is still talked about to this day.
smithsonianmag.com/history/how-da…
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This entire story deserves to be threaded & tagged. In posting, my focus is not to dwell on the past but look at #Today with critical #EyesOpen. It’s a reminder to #Vote and act for the #betterfuture of our country.

Here it is:
rawstory.com/2018/07/ex-rep…
1/ Former Republican @MaxBoot spent eight years trying to stop Obama as an aide to both @SenJohnMcCain McCain and @MittRomney and as a longtime conservative columnist.

Boot, who is now a columnist for the @washingtonpost was never a Trump fan
2/ but he did write a column the day after the election in which he argued that a @realDonaldTrump presidency “might not be so bad” and encouraged optimism.

Now, in a new piece for the Post, Boot is prepared to say that, actually, it is that bad.
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In my debate with @PeterRoskam earlier this week he told some real whoppers about taxes and the impact of his tax bill on the district. They are talking points completely unbuttressed by facts. But facts matter. So here's a thread...
2/ First, he repeated his line that the "average median" family in #IL06 earns $135K/year. This is wrong in three really important ways. roskam.house.gov/media-center/p…
3/ (a) The average family in #IL06 earns $125K. (b) The median family in #IL06 earns $97K. (c) "average median" isn't a thing. census.gov/mycd/?st=17&cd… #factsmatter #mathisreal
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Even if it was oopsidental that you pushed Russian propaganda.
It's still....not a good look. #UsefulIdiots?
Ooops. Publishing the Putin party line?
Not a good look, friends. Not a good look at all.
#FactsMatter
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When I think about ‘open borders’ perspective on immigration, I see a major strategic error. (Setting aside being just part of a greater effort to form a global government; the nationless world.)
Events 1200 years ago makes a good analogy to illustrate what I reference.
Around 842 the Eastern Roman Empire had treachery afoot! The Empress Theodora was exiled to a nunnery and her lover Theoctistus was murdered, a plot orchestrated by Bardas rising his young nephew to the throne, Michael III.
The young new ruler, perfectly aware of his precarious position, desired council he could trust. Against the advice of many, Michael choose an inexperienced individual in his friend Basilius. The young Byzantine Emperor trusted this man above all else.
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EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS! @realDonaldTrump IS #DrainingTheDeepState #TrustSessions #TrustThePlan #PromisesMadePromisesKept #WWG1WGA Turley: Sessions’ Using Utah Federal Prosecutor Much Better for Trump than 2nd Special Counsel bit.ly/2Kya8w6 via @BreitbartNews
#CalmBeforeTheStorm explained - @realDonaldTrump is going after the global #HumanTrafficking Ring involving many influential people from around the world... via @YouTube
@realDonaldTrump Presidential #ExecutiveOrder on Enforcing Federal Law with Respect to Transnational #CriminalOrganizations and Preventing #InternationalTrafficking whitehouse.gov/presidential-a…
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For those who are seeking the #truth and are #New2Q, here is a great place to start.

Watch:

#QAnon #MAGA #WWG1WGA #Trump #potus #PatriotsFight #MondayMotivation #IGReport #FakeNews @potus @realDonaldTrump
Here is a great thread for those who are seeking #truth and are #New2Q.

#QAnon #MAGA #WWG1WGA #Trump #potus #PatriotsFight #MondayMotivation #IGReport
#FakeNews #WalkAway
@POTUS @realDonaldTrump
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🇺🇸Memorial Day🇺🇸

Clapper: Russia swung election for Trump

Netanyahu indictment imminent in Luxury Gifts Case

Lordy there are tapes of DonJr & NRA’s sugar daddy Torchin chatting.

Did Jr do side deals too? Naughty, naughty!

Projection is Trump’s guilty tell.
🇺🇸Did Trump hire Black Cube operatives to spy on the DNC/HRC’s campaign like he did to the Obama officials?

DHS lost track of nearly 1,500 unaccompanied migrant children placed with sponsors.

Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. JFK
🇺🇸Memorial Day3🇺🇸

Please join me in remembering all the brave service men & women who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms.

🇺🇸We must not fail their sacrifice.

We must stand united & fight to preserve & protect our great Republic from all enemies foreign & domestic.
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#WhereAreTheChildren great question, even better question why did Obama admin ignore Whistleblower who asked in 2015?
What everyone is refusing to report is we know about them BECAUSE current admin finally investigated.
@girlsreallyrule @therealroseanne
osc.gov/PublicFiles/FY…
The IG demanded that the case be re-examined late in 2016. #WhereAreTheChidren
osc.gov/PublicFiles/FY…
Last we heard from Whistleblower they’d waited 440 days for an answer even after they’d offered proof unaccompanied minors had been released to CRIMINALS where were you then @PreetBharara ? #WhereAreTheChidren
osc.gov/PublicFiles/FY…
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"scathing 2016 report from the committee that found it failed to protect unaccompanied minors from traffickers and other abuses."

Now that everyone is paying attention help us #EndTrafficking #WhereAreTheChildren #WWG1WGA

gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CHRG…
#EndTrafficking #WhereAreTheChildren #WWG1WGA
2016 Report which we have heard NOTHING about until @POTUS takes measures to end trafficking. How many children are kidnapped and brought over the border? We don't even know who to look for.
gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CHRG…
POTUS is not trying to break up families at the border - we refuse to continue the delivery of children to traffickers anymore and a safety protocol #EndTrafficking #WhereAreTheChildren #WWG1WGA
gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CHRG…
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🌳TGIF🌳

DonJr: damning SIGINT chatting w/ Putin’s Romanov & Torshin &, NRA’s sugar daddy.

R refers to T as “El Padrino,” the godfather.”

Grassley: DonJr must testify again; news refutes his earlier testimony.

Vekselberg met with Cohen & 🐢 @ TT 1 day before Seychelles meet.
🌳TGIF2🌳

🌟Bots loving Trump & hating HRC affected 3.23% of vote, enough to affect EC & swing Elex. #Illegitimate

Cohen used Trump Org email to contact flipped Taxi King😂

J-Ass wants to chat w/ Schiff.

RU Inflamed the divide re Immigration

Weinstein arrested on rape chgs
🌳TGIF3🌳

RU Oleg Ivannikov person of interest re downing of MH17

UK enacts the Magnitsky Act, Queen gives her blessing.

Trump & Sessions ICE is separating children as young as 53 weeks old from parents. 😱

Cohen is still RNC Deputy Finance Chair🤷‍♀️GOP feature not bug?
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Wow! I haven’t seen this much bullshit in one tweet in a while, except for @Comey. First, even if POTUS gave away classified info, which he didn’t, the US President is the ultimate declassification/classification authority.
Second, that other crap you’re spewing, where are you getting that information from? Did they jaywalk in 1992? Third, there is an active investigation into the piss poor investigation of the HRC emails etc. That is what @JusticeOIG has been doing.
I really think there will be meltdowns when you all see not only the @JusticeOIG report, but the indictments from Huber, the results of the Foundation case (which is ongoing), and all the other investigations related to this. But I highly doubt you all will believe it still.
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FACT: EU membership has cleaned up our beaches and improved our water supplies.

FACT: EU laws on this issue have pushed for higher standards; EU rules are among the toughest in the world.

FACT: Water quality at beaches is governed by the Bathing Water Directive.

#SeaWhatEUmean
FACT: GDP is a key indicator of the state of the whole economy.

FACT: In UK, fishing is a minute part of GDP. All forms of fishing add up to 0.07% of GDP. Within that, capture/marine fisheries 0.05% and aquaculture 0.02%.

#SeaWhatEUmean
For more actual FACTS, you can read the government's "UK Sea Fisheries Statistics" Briefing Paper from December 2017:

file:///C:/Users/user/Downloads/SN02788.pdf

Or the Marine Management Organisation's 2016 report here:
gov.uk/government/new…

#SeaWhatEUmean #FactsMatter
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It is really unfortunate that paranoidal Nimrata Randhawa,who suffers from nervous disorders, does not know the history of USA.
However, like most Americans.
voltairenet.org/article169488.… #FactsMatter
Russia "Who was our friend when the world was our foe." -
Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1871
UK Admiralty Plans to Bombard and Burn Boston and New York - 1861
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Thread: This op-ed is complete garbage.

The idea that Trump is a fascist dictator or going to become one is baseless. It’s crying wolf and is very dangerous.

She hypocritically calls out Trump on honesty, when this op-ed itself has lies and extremely misleading info. /1
First of all, much of this op-ed is criticizing Trump on policy grounds.

There are valid arguments to make against his policies on trade, foreign policy, climate change, etc.

But none of these policy differences are evidence that Trump is trying to become dictator. /2
This sentence is complete insane.

“Mr. Trump has attacked the judiciary, ridiculed the media, defended torture, condoned police brutality, urged supporters to rough up hecklers and — jokingly or not — equated mere policy disagreements with treason.”

Very misleading. /3
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Everyone's heard of #FakeNews. Before it was called fake news, it was called #disinformation. The goal is to cause confusion and chaos, so people don't know who to trust or what to believe. THREAD 1 #RussianCollaborators #Propaganda #FridayFeeling #FridayMotivation
Disinformation promotes so much misleading & false info that people lose faith, give up. Disinformation is designed to weaken the enemy by discrediting it with lies and "leaks" of damaging "info". Hint: the enemy is us, the resistance. 2 washingtonpost.com/news/worldview…
Joseph #Stalin is credited with inventing the term "dezinformatsiya", defined in the Great Soviet Encyclopedia as "dissemination (in the press, on the radio, etc.) of false reports intended to mislead public opinion". 3 #ColdWar #Propaganda #Lies #misinformation
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Over the past few months, several scam accounts have popped up that call themselves #resistance. Some ask for #donations to help impeach Trump. Some sell shirts, phone cases, etc. And there are others that ask for money for various causes. THREAD 1 #scam #donate #con #PSA
I’ve written about some before, I have a collection of threads about them here. 2
twitter.com/i/moments/9501… #fraud #con #ripoff #cheat
You can verify a charity’s non-profit status before donating. Donations to non-profits are always TAX DEDUCTIBLE, so get a receipt! 3
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The current dialogue about #DACA affects everyone in the US. How?

#Racism & #scapegoating & affect all minorities.

Deporting #DREAMers & undocumented #immigrants will have very negative impacts to the #economy. That affects everyone else. THREAD 1 #DreamActNow #immigration
The sociological concept of the “other” is important to this discussion. If you haven’t heard of it before, here is a brief overview from othersociologist.com/otherness-reso…. 2 #identity #race #sociology #Science
People in power define social identities as they have the means to control the narrative – news coverage, platforms to broadcast their platforms, & the power to influence law enforcement and legislation. Social identity affects how people perceive themselves and others. 3
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The #NRA is a flat-out, kick-ass grassroots organization and their power derives from their members.

There members 👉🏻deeply connected. Don’t be deceived by the fake propaganda or twist for what who the stand for!

#2ADefenders #2A #2ndAmendment
You won’t know that if you watch the #FakeNewsMedia, Drive-By Media and their continual harangue, which is as predictable as the sun coming up after each one of these horrific incidents.
How in the world can political differences be put aside when even the marchers and their agenda sound very similar to that of the Democrat Party, which is find a way to get rid of the guns and find a way to get rid of the NRA. #WakeUpAmerica
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Alabama state auditor Jim Ziegler defended Roy Moore not by denying the allegations against him, but by pointing out that Mary, Jesus' mother, was a teenager. THREAD 1 #metoo #believewomen #predator #believeher
time.com/5017940/roy-mo…
Yes. He compared a man in his 30's pursuing girls ranging in age from 14 to 18 to Joseph, husband of Mary. 2 #statutory #hypocrasy #privilege #itsillegal
The actions below are a Class A #misdemeanor in Alabama: sexual abuse, first degree - #statutory if someone 19 or older subjects another person to sexual contact who is over age 12 but younger than 16. 3
ageofconsent.net/laws/alabama/s…
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