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Man-made famine, coming soon to America, courtesy of the @JoeBiden Regime.

Doubt me?

Since he took office some 42 food processing facilities have been torched soon after he announced there would be food shortages at the G7, the most recent a chicken 🐓 processing facility.
Yet another bizarre fire 🔥 that will threaten our food supply.

I’m sure that in the mind of @JoeBiden Vladimir Putin is somehow to blame.

Wait for it.

I would say #Google it, but when I actually USED @Google vs @DuckDuckGo the results were obviously censored with pro-Biden narratives.

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I still believe that our country would not be in the current state of division had HRC won the presidency in ‘08. Conservative backlash against a Black #POTUS fueled the rise of #FormerGuy and pushed #TodaysGOP to out themselves as The #AmericanNaziParty. That said, he is still
the best #POTUS we’ve had during my lifetime! @BillClinton is definitely a strong runner-up, and I believe @HillaryClinton may well have been the best #POTUS since #FDR and his astonishing #NewDeal which, had he lived to fully implement, might very well have accelerated
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1932 Image
Alvin Sharpe, North Carolina
1935 Image
many farm families lacked indoor plumbing during the Depression

water was drawn from an outdoor pump

people bathed once a week, in shared water that had been heated on a wood-burning stove Image
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A.Philip Randolph proved instrumental in urging #FDR to open up the #Marines—and other #military branches—to African American… #BlackMarines #ReparationsNow-#ADOS #DefundTheBBC #BidenIsAFailure #Bidenflation #USHistory,#TeachUSHistory,#History
It was just a month since the Japanese had bombed Pearl Harbor. U.S. troops were arriving in Europe to join Allied forces in fighting Adolf Hitler’s invasions.The United States needed its people to help win World War II.
And yet,in January 1942,the highest-ranking officer in the Marines, General Thomas Holcomb, expressed contempt for an effort to recruit more marines—Black marines—to the force.
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This #NYTimes piece on #Biden is #interesting. It'is almost honest.

The reporters express surprise that #SenileJoe is siding with the #Dem #Left. Maybe they really ARE surprised. If they are, it just shows they were conned as thoroughly as most of the country was in 2020.
It’s now clear that Biden had a three part agenda: 1) Get elected #POTUS. 2) Pass a lot of very expensive government programs. 3) Go down in history as an #FDR or #LBJ, a president who permanently transformed American society.
#Joe’s problem was that 2) endangered 1). He needed to pretend to be “moderate” to get elected. So he ran a campaign that came down to ‘#OrangeManBad, #SenileManGood, and let’s not talk about what I’ll do in office.’ And it worked. He got the #DemocraticParty united behind him.
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20 years ago, #POTUS was the leader of the free world.

Today, @POTUS is leading the nationalization of a free country.

A history🧵on how we got here..
It didn't start with #September11. Federal interventionism and expansionism began much earlier.

We dove into global conflicts in 1898, when we took Cuba, PR, Guam, and Philippines from the Spanish in a short war that began suspiciously.
Two hawkish POTUS later, #WoodrowWilson (a passive academic) established the #FederalReserve and income tax in 1913 (FTC in 1914), entered WWI and created a propaganda office in 1917, raised taxes in 1918, and formed what became the @UN in 1920.

Federal powers greatly expanded.
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I want y’all to know that the backlash to both Critical Race Theory and anti anti-racist training are wedge issues designed to fire up conservatives and swing voters ahead of 2022.

These same anti-Black culture wars were used to dismiss Civil Rights legislation in the 1950s/60s
Also Critical Race Theory was developed in the 1970s by a generation of Black, post-civil rights era university and law school professors to highlight how race was used in law to purposely be antagonistic towards Black people.
Which occurred in the same era as white conservatives/libertarian campaigns to dismantle civil rights gains began in law schools

The backlash to Affirmative Action, busing, fair housing, collegiate costs, Ebonics, and ethnic studies all arise here as a result of white resentment
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Por tener perspectiva, en el último siglo EE UU ha sobrevivido a presidentes que fueron forzados a dimitir por mentir: Nixon, que además se presentó prometiendo cerrar la guerra de Vietnam (veníamos desastre LBJ), y lo que hizo fue intensificar la contienda.
Y para mí no es el peor: #Wilson fue presidente siendo miembro del KKK (hablamos del s.XX), es también el presidente de la Ley Seca que fue un acicate estúpido al contrabando, las mafias y la violencia en todo el país. Un desastre también en lo int. (idealista sin ideales).
Curiosamente el presidente más proto-fascista de USA es uno de los más admirados (con un relato histórico mejor construido): #Roosevelt. Un populista demagogo, ganó las elecciones por el buen uso del Twitter de su época: la radio; luego incumplió todo lo que prometió.
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With his #JAMS @MC_UPress article on #SinoJapanese #War, it's time to update The #AndrewRhodes #Bookshelf!

@NavalWarCollege distinguished grad guides leaders through #IndoPacific w/ Geo-#History, #Strategy & Visual Communications…
And by "#Visual #Communications," I mean #MAPS—beautiful, self-crafted maps. That should have existed already, but didn't.

For fresh perspective from the innovative #cartography @RhodesCartogra1 creates, check out:

Prepare to have your horizons expanded!
My favorite example:

@RhodesCartogra1's pathbreaking piece @NavalWarCollege won 2019 @thejointstaff #Strategic #Essay Competition's Strategic #Research Paper category.

Cogent geo-history-grounded insights for US strategy toward PRC.

Neatly summarized by his map (attached here)
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Here's the full speech Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered on December 8th, after the December 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor attack. #FDR #PearlHarbor #PearlHarborRemembranceDay
Here's the speech Eleanor Roosevelt delivered on the radio after the December 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor attack. (2:57)
#PearlHarbor #PearlHarborRemembranceDay
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You may come across bot-amplified activists pitching the idea that #Republicans have been packing the Courts for years, and therefore, hypocritically object to Democratic Party machinations to inflict #courtpacking on America if Kamala Harris and her running mate are elected.
So, is it true, have "Republicans been packing" the Courts for decades?

Well, let's start by agreeing that this, or any, conversation is pointless unless we share a common language. If you think so, then ...
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There's #gaslighting afoot, and it's the #torchsong of Sad Sack @DanRather:
#Dan, you're nearly old enough to remember actual #courtpacking, the #FDR proposal to add justices to the court, increasing the total number of justices on a formula related to justices turning 70.
For those who prefer to learn facts of what actually was proposed as #courtpacking, just @Google, @Bing, or @DuckDuckGo the term.

Here's a hint: #Dan is caught in another lie of his own manufacture.
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1. #CourtPacking: On Feb 5, 1937, #FDR announced his #courtpacking plan to deal with a conservative Supreme Court that was acting as a super-legislature to overturn the desperately needed recovery acts that were attempting to save America from total economic collapse.
2. Congress' attempts to fix the economy were repeatedly stymied by the imposition of a judicial activist theory of "substantive due process" that created a right of contract that trumped all Constitutionally granted legislative power. By 1937, FDR had finally had
3. enough and announced his #courtpacking plan that would increase the number of #SCOTUS justices to as many as 15. The reaction was similar to what we are seeing from the Conservatives who this time seek to turn the US into an extremist white supremacist Christian theocracy.
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I know EXACTLY who needs to hear this, but America's most #Socialist president was #LBJ, not #FDR. No president in US history created more socialist programs for this country, key among them:
#HeadStart #VotingRightsAct
#LBJ grew up dirt poor and credited access to public education with his ability to win a congressional seat at 27. His first year in office he DOUBLED the national budget for public education. LBJ also established the plan for the rural hospital system Trump is dismantling.
#LBJ established #NationalPublicRadio in 1967 to make arts and education communication accessible to everyone. He said, "America wants more than a chicken in every pot."
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And will not God give JUSTICE to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily.”

— Yeshua Image
Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.

Langston Hughes

#VIRGINIA: The Lily White Republican Movement vs. Black Virginia Conservatism

A White Virginian Republican response to being labeled the Party of the Negro… Image
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#VIRGINIA: The Lily White Republican Movement

A Republican response to being labeled the Party of the Negro

Despite black support, the Republican party increased efforts to recover white votes through a "lily white" movement.…
A History: Virginia Black Republicanism

Imagine walking into the corridors of White Supremacy; like an African King reclaiming your fucking crown 👑?

If you can grasp this ...
Tnen you'll better understand who Mr. John Langston Mercer was.

Black Excellence on Fucking Fire🔥!
Momma Africa Reclaiming Her Time!
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The Curse of 1933 strikes again. The most wasteful spender, the least rigorous accountant, the most venal, inconstant & short-termist of decision makers will now comandeer vast resources to lavish on pet projects, political boondoggles and so draw...
#UK #recovery
...more them -and the talent to use them- from the pursuit of greater productivity, tighter cost control, more flexible & immediate response for the voluntary customers’ needs by men and women themselves at risk if they choose wrongly -i.e., #entrepreneurs...
Echoing all the canards of the past 100 years, #BorisJohnson will now take Britain down the path of borrowing artificially cheap funds to plough into make-work projects and undertakings of dubious efficiency and elusive real return. Here is a #Conservative government..
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Fascinating speech by @michaelgove:… at the US #DitchleyFoundation: this evening.

(Ditchley's list of Governors:… makes it quite clear all references to "#elites" in his speech are with a nod and a wink...)
No sackcloth and ashes, nor any real acceptance of #responsibility by the (now) Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, despite a pretty accurate description 👇 of what's happened - in large part - during his time in Government... Image
A grand, arguably grandiose, framing that feints at (but ultimately falls short of promising) a new #NewDeal, on #FDR's #Democratic model.

Themes we've heard time and again: locating the business of Gov't outside the Westminster/Whitehall #bubble; #reform (24 references) and...
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1/ Who's Right About "freedom": Republicans or Americans? Per
By @Thom_Hartmann
A spokesman for Donald Trump's campaign said-- on CNN this morning-- that they don't require people to wear masks at Trump rallies and events because "freedom--"
@Thom_Hartmann 2/ Republicans have a bizarre notion of what that word means--Per
By @Thom_Hartmann

As President Franklin D. Roosevelt [#FDR] pointed out in 1933-- "a necessitous men is not a free man--"Per
By @Thom_Hartmann
@Thom_Hartmann 3/ If you're hooked up to a ventilator and can't breathe-- you're not free--Per
By @Thom_Hartmann

If you're sick and can't afford to pay for healthcare-- You're not free--Per
By @Thom_Hartmann
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People trying to draw analogies with the #GreatDepression, wartime, or 70s stagflation are missing the point IMHO 1/x
GD was a ‘sudden-stop’ shock which ended the credit-boom lending to Weimar as the Young Plan looked in jeopardy. Made worse by politics (war debts, etc), #protectionism (Smoot-Hawley), Hoover call to maintain wage-rates, #FX chaos (esp. when Brits left #gold standard) 2/x
The initial slump & ‘secondary (financial vicious cycle) depression’ then perpetuated by #NewDeal boondoggle vote-buying, #FDR capriciousness, & Brain Trust cranks. This was much more a post-#GFC parallel than today’s #ContaminoBay #lockdown 3/x
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(1/6) It should be apparent to everyone by now that these "democratic" primary debates are nothing more than lying contests. Admit it, Biden is an energetic, consummate liar while Bernie is just phoning it in.
(2/6) Bernie's continued participation in these debates is itself his half-hearted lie that these debates are truthful & fair. If I were in his position & his age, I would go with a nuclear option: I would announce that it's time to pause the primaries & review discrepancies in
(3/6) the primary results. Of course, the #DNC & #CorporateMedia would attack immediately & create narratives why this would be impossible & refuse. As a result, I would announce my immediate withdrawal from the race & advise supporters to #DemExit & form a US Labor Party.
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An Open Message to my candidate @BernieSanders:
Bernie I urge you not to get angry at your fellow Democratic candidates. Instead, stand tall and make it absolutely clear that you are running to redeem and renew the legacy of the #GreatestGeneration and their greatest leader #FDR
Call on your fellow candidates to unite in solidarity behind FDR and his generation’s 1941 vision of Four Freedoms - freedom of speech & religion, freedom from want & fear - and in support of his call in 1944 for an #economicbillofrights for all Americans
Speak of how FDR & his fellow citizens overcame mortal crises by subjecting business and finance to public regulation, improving the environment & infrastructure, organizing unions & civil rights groups and struggling to make America freer, more equal, and more democratic...
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Jim's Just Sayin, one year ago today:

The midgets of the Democratic Party are lining up to (a) seek the nomination of their party for the presidency and (b) endorse the so-called "Green New Deal."
No candidate of the Democratic Party can obtain my support without opposing their party's #bloodthirst, #warmongering, #classstrife, and #racism.
Bloodthirst? Yes. Executing a person because they refuse to move out of a home where they are not welcome is a grotesque and violent act, and that is the essence of abortion. Murdering someone because of where they temporarily reside.
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