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This newscast was on August 8, 2019.

But a little more than a year earlier when DeSantis was trying to win the Republican nomination it was a totally different story. 1/
Keep in mind DeSantis was trailing or tied generally before July 2018 in the Republican primary. Then he pushed ahead in July and never trailed. 2/
And what precipitated his move into the lead?

He made a very specific and public claim in April 2018 that he would have vetoed the red flag laws signed by Scott. Strongly implying he was opposed to them. 3/
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Why not just tell people the truth that the policy the Trump administration put into effect resulted in poor profitability on imports of baby formula and high tariffs (17.5%). The USMCA did this and Republicans loved it.
Additionally, the USMCA trade agreement made imports of any baby formula challenging for ANY importer. Trump’s policies “America First” put U.S. formula makers in charge. Until they had a bacteria scare and recall formula.
Recalled formula, increased tariffs and Trump regulations made this happen. Supply chain issues, lack of imports available made this happen.

Where were you when the GOP jumped with joy with the policy? Did you complain then?
This was a failed Trump plan, like many of his.
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We all unknowingly share #misinformation sometimes🙈. Some of us more often than others. Here we know a guy who makes people’s phones hot with #fakenews in the friends #WhatsApp groups📱🔥.

His name is 🎤 #Kofi 🎤 Image
#Kofi is your everyday young person who’s very invested in current affairs in Africa & across the world📰📱📺 Image
#WhatsApp is #Kofi’s app of choice. He however shares online news and content from very questionable sources in the friends group. Often without #verifying the content🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️ Image
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Has the festival of racist dog whistles ended?
Mike Braun did you really REALLY ask about leaving interracial marriage up to the states?! Are they going to fill up cells with interracial couples? Are you f*cking nuts? What f*cking century are you f*cking living in?!
THIS is what I'm paying attention to. It's called a soul. Someone with a conscience. Someone not on the take. That's who I want. Image
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1/5 How many lies can you pack into one article? First, Ty says that we argue that Lee was a "benevolent slave master." No, we argue he wasn't a slave master at all! Lee owned no slaves at the time of the war. Hence he wasn't good or bad: he simply owned no slaves. #FactsMatter
2/5 @IndyRecorder actually published an article blaming Lee for the death of U.S. soldiers. But Lee wouldn't have killed a single U.S. soldier that did not invade VA first. So why isn't Lincoln responsible? What law did Lee break? What law did VA break? The article doesn't say!
3/5 Was Lee a reluctant to join the Confederacy? Well, yes! Is it a myth? Nope. We just look at his own words. Strangely @IndyRecorder doesn't quote Lee at all! Mind if I do? Pre-war quotes, of course! No "mythology here."
#twitterstorians #USHistory
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1/25 🧵The joint budget meeting between Loudoun County School Board and Board of Supervisors was better than the Real Housewives at a dinner party.

If you missed it, there were some sparks flying between Supervisor Turner and Supervisor Kushner
2/25 after Kushner took Ziegler to task for his….well, for EVERYTHING.

At first, Zig clammed up after his dressing down by Kershner and declined his invitation to respond to him when given the opportunity.
3/25 But then, Turner swooped in to attack the “Trump loving Kershner” (said that or something similar), as Chair Randall tried to silence Turner with many WHOA-WHOA-WHOAS. It was to no avail, as Turner was determined to have his say while giving “the hand” to his Chair.
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@MargaretHoover I'm a great fan of you & @JohnAvlon, but you should not buy the attack ads of losing Dem candidates. I'm a Democrat. Here are #facts on the ground in #Virginia CRT is sold as something it is not. #FactsMatter It is pernicious, destructive,toxic, and more. @Acosta
#CancelCulture attacks #Mathematics Opponents of CRT are NOT all right wing. The people who elected @GlennYoungkin were Biden voters, Asian parents, black parents who want better schools for their children. Asians are being hurt. Below: CA lowers standards…
@MargaretHoover @JohnAvlon @Acosta @CondoleezzaRice articulates the issue best. But there is a disturbing expansion of a surveillance state. I don't see masks or vax as that, but BBB contained bank surveillance, #MerrickGarland actions described below,…
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@StephenAtHome Sorry but YOU need to know what #CRT is really about. It is NOT teaching "real history" of race. Marxist in premise & praxis, it teaches whiteness is evil, makes white children stand up & confess "I am white, I am privileged, I am an oppressor" & blacks can't learn
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Don’t be fooled by bad actors who use #disinformation to scare you. Fight the #fear with #facts.
People have been spreading a false narrative that they are teaching #CRT to kids in school. In #reality CRT is a complicated theory created in law school. Way above the difficulty level of any k-12 curriculum.
#CRT does not teach anyone to be anti-#American. It tries to get a clear picture of how #racism effected our legal system.
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A small group of MPs and other opponents of net zero are disseminating inaccurate and misleading information about energy. Here are some graphics to set the record straight. #factsmatter Green levies have not made UK electricity prices higher than everywhere else:
#factsmatter UK domestic gas prices have been lower than in many other countries:
#factsmatter The UK has been a net importer of natural gas since 2004 due to declines in production in the North Sea's mature hydrocarbon basin. UK now imports about half the natural gas it consumes:
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Look at all these Covid Cases. "Hospitalizations surge".
@GOP are a party of assassins. Calling MAGA's 'killers' is a compliment to them, which is why we need to take bigger steps to put this group out of business before it's too late.
They do not relate to deaths and logic. 45 made Pence walk through a VA hospital without a mask and they let him. That is utter (udder if you're Nunes) madness.
If you don't believe in science as you're watching your relatives get buried, you are a MORON (Or an Eric Trump, same thing)
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@8NEWS @CBS6 @NBC12 @myVPM The fictional film McAuliffe created "How the Monuments came down" needs to include Northam cutting the fiber optics cable with the insane dig. McA got that story pulled. Ruined his narrative, but the truth will come out. @patrickmwilson
To "historians" Brumfield, Eric Wilson & others so obsessed with their fictions they deny reality, I'll try to provide some #facts concerning statements from the die hards who cannot accept that the contents of the box ARE the correct, & that IS the right box @CBS6 #RVA
1. It was not in the ground- to protect from water damage is why. Placing it encased in concrete elevated in the pedastal kept it drier. 2. The "real" box was copper. Lead oxide is a copper color. Pb+2 PbO is this color, same as color on box found. Another myth @CBS6 @myVPM #RVA Image
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The story of the #BuildBackBetter has yet to be written. Let’s examine the 50 Republican US Senators who are voting against lifting children out of poverty, education,elder care, affordable prescription drugs, child care & family leave? What does this mean for YOUR STATE? Image
#ALABAMA Sen. Richard Shelby is voting against the #ChildTaxCredit “The Center on Budget &Policy Priorities found making the program permanent would benefit 93% of #AL children,lift 162,000 #AL children above/closer to poverty line & benefit 480,000 #AL children under 17. Image
#ALABAMA Sen. Tommy Tuberville has offered you no solutions; he has admitted that he “wouldn’t have a clue” how to address the current pandemic and recently told people that $600 per week in federal unemployment benefits was just “too much.”… Image
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Just MAYBE if 'someone' took an interest in holding 45 accountable, he wouldn't be able to stump for crazy candidates. As there's no arrests, GOP voters think that Democrats are full of shit.
If ONE SINGLE MAGA thought "wow they are corrupt and that's not me", it could start a trend, but it just looks like we're setting our hair on fire for nothing.,
I can almost visualize their thinking..
"If Steve Bannon was as bad as they're saying he'd be in jail".. Well he IS and he's NOT.
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@ChristinaPushaw @GovRonDeSantis Not only is this ridiculous, but I took the liberty of capturing all images showing “masks” in this video, and perhaps you’ll be entertained at my breakdown of what PPE or make-believe each person is wearing.

Note the gap around her nose.
This apparatus does not fit the wearer in photo #1, and in aerosol mitigation, 3.2% leakage equates to 100% inefficacy.

Image 2 - child in unregulated, untested surgical mask with no efficacy standards for particle size range of concern and up to 97% particle penetration 2/🧵
Photos 3, 4 show surgical masks and cloth. Both are expressly non-mitigating for airborne pathogens, but details don’t matter to them, right? Check out those massive side gaps in the first of these photos. This is not protecting her or others from aerosol emissions.
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How is there no law against lying to people over the airwaves, especially when it comes to something as dire as Covid?
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1/25 Some have said McGirt is our most pressing challenge. The ruling offers challenges, no one can deny that, but . . . our **most** pressing challenge? If that’s the case, the Tribes ought to be proud of how they are rising to it. #tribalsovereignty #factsmatter #Oklahoma
2/25 At Chickasaw, we have partnered with some 70 other jurisdictions, and about 575 Tribal and non-Tribal officers are now empowered to enforce state, federal, and tribal law without regard to whether the offender or victim is Native.
3/25 As of Aug. 27 (i.e., 24 weeks out from the judicial reaffirmation of our reservation), our Lighthorse had already fielded nearly 20,811 dispatch calls and made 1,141 arrests.
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Lies people tell about #Water
Part: 1

"We can find charlatans peddling #snakeoil in a wide variety of spheres, but there are quite a lot of lies that are told specifically about water. It's such a ubiquitous substance, everywhere around us, and inside of us,
and since we need it to survive,it's fertile grounds for #pseudoscience. What kinds of lies do people tell about water?There are many colorful examples we will cover,but this first part will focus on the main #conspiracy surrounding water & that is the fluoridation of tap water.
From government mind control to neurotoxic effects, there is no shortage of #misinformation associated with this incredible achievement of modern society, so let's run through the most common talking points and see what they're all about, shall we?
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In keeping with our commitment to push for the observance of journalistic ethics in news organisations, Network of Women In Media, India (NWMI) is sharing here the details of a troubling experience we have had with the Germany-based @DeutscheWelle’s @dwnews. (1/n)
In early June 2021, NWMI's attention was drawn to an article titled "India: COVID claims lives of hundreds of journalists" by Murali Krishnan @mkrish11 published by @dwnews' website on May 27. The article quoted a Preeti Kapoor, who was identified solely as an NWMI member. (2/n)
This @dwnews report also cited a statement issued by NWMI in April 2021 about the impact of COVID on Indian journalists. There were several problems with the @dwnews article including that: (i) there is no Preeti Kapoor among NWMI’s members (ii) our statement was misquoted. (3/n)
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Congresswoman Cory Bush (D) of Missouri voted to defund the police but paid $70,000 of tax prayer money for personal security. And she said you can suck it up because SHE needs to protection.
She also blamed needing security on white supremacy and racism.
Mayor of SanFran London Breed cut $120m from the SF police dept while increasing the security detail of public officials from $1.7m to $2.6m over a five year period.


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Gym has never looked better! Image
WOW! This is like the Junior transformation! Damn!
Leaving the jacket at home is one thing, but he's pushed it too far.. Image
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@camanpour Jones was wrong in her premise for #CriticalRaceTheory which is based on Marxist theory, & her own misunderstanding of genomics. #CRT is antithetical to Dr MLK's dream of NOT being judged by skin color. It asserts that "whiteness is the source of all racial injustice"
2 The police are NOT the source of the violence against black people, although the media definitely conveys that impression. #FactsMatter. Below are facts about the sources of violence against black people, from peer reviewed sources and the original databases quoted in them.
3 #FactsMatter Criminologist Dr. Richard R. Johnson Crime data sources from the FBI’s Supplementary Homicide Reports & CDC, found that an average of 4,472 black men were killed by other black men between Jan. 1, 2009, and Dec. 31, 2012. THESE #BlackLivesMatter too!
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क़रीब 3.5 करोड़ की जनसंख्या वाला भारत का छोटा सा राज्य है केरल। चाइनीज़ वायरस के पहले तीनों मामले इसी राज्य में मिले थे। वामपंथी शासित है, महामारी के दौरान भी @vijayanpinarayi शासित ही रहा। गुलाम मानसिकता के पत्रकारों ने टीवी बहस में, अख़बारों में कोविड प्रबंधन की खूब प्रशंसा की
अभी भी बड़ा वर्ग है पत्रकारों का जो पहली फ़ुरसत में वामपंथ शासित, साक्षर केरल की चमत्कारी कहानियाँ सुनाने लगता है। बीच रास्ते गाय का बछड़ा मारकर उस राज्य में खाया गया, लेकिन वर्तमान संदर्भों में भी चाइनीज़ वायरस का क़हर देश पर लगातार टूटा तो उसमें केरल की भूमिका सबसे ख़राब रही
अब दूसरी लहर के कम होने की बात की जा रही है तो भी केरल एक ऐसा राज्य है जो चुनौती बना है। अभी केरल में प्रतिदिन 12000 से ज़्यादा संक्रमित हो रहे हैं। दुर्भाग्य से ठीक होने वालों की संख्या संक्रमितों से कम है। खाड़ी के पैसे पर पलने वाले राज्य की सच्चाई कम ही जानते हैं #FactsMatter
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I don't know about anyone else, but I don't really give two shits what the GOP think about ANYTHING because they're no more than a bunch of racist, Putin-loving gun-nuts with no respect for the Constitution.
Why keep attempting to reason with these criminals?
They did this
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