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🇬🇧 #Flag THREAD 🇬🇧

We know #flags are powerful symbols of national identity, & we know they have different meanings, for different individuals, & in different countries, largely dependent upon history.

But generally, this a surprisingly under-researched area.
#Flags evoke a very wide range of emotions, including pride, patriotism, egalitarianism & unity. However, we also know they can evoke a sense of national superiority.

They've been widely used as #propaganda, both good & bad.

The Nazis focused on division & national superiority.
I just want to flag up (see what I did there?) some interesting research.

The first is from 2017: 'What Do National Flags Stand for? - An Exploration of Associations Across 11 Countries'

pureadmin.qub.ac.uk/ws/portalfiles…
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British Flags That are Better Than The Union Jack: a thread for #FlagShaggers

Starting with the champ, the final boss of flags

WALES

Red Dragon on a field of green. Nothing comes close to how cool this flag is. Why? Motherfudging dragon pal. That’s why!

10/10 perfect #flag Image
Coming in at a close second it’s the big yin, the Saltire, ol’ Billy Blue Cross. The Scottish Flag

It’s big it’s bold, it’s stylish yet simple. Like the Scots it’s blue because it’s cold and it’s white because they’re pale because it’s cold. Classic

9/10 Image
Oh did you think we were done with Scotland? No! Number three best British flag: The Royal Banner Of Scotland

Just look at this beast. Gold. Red. Lion with blue claws! This flag is sassy and she knows it. She’s so fierce it would win season one of Ru Paul’s Flag Race. Love it A+ Image
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Important chart pattern in technical analysis . If we go towards lower TF to higher TF the success rate of that patterns increases
#techicalanalysis (weekend learning)

#doubletop

Double top has 70% success rate , it normally formed when stock at their peak

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#Doublebottom

Double bottom is just opposite of double top . Its success rate also 70% according to technical boys , it is normally formed when price is rejected to go lower from previous low

@PAVLeader Image
#cupandhandle

Cup&handle pattern is also very popular pattern that normally formed when stock normally got corrected & again come to same level .its success rate also good 60%.

@rohanshah619 Image
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AUSTRALIA DO YOU KNOW THE HISTORY OF OUR FLAG? HOW THEY HAVE LIED AND STOLEN OUR RIGHTS! THE FIGHT IS NOW!!!! @ChookLisa #SAVEAustralia #FLAG #FIGHTBACK
This is the best to explain a lot!
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“Don’t erase my #flag
Supporters fill #Miami City Hall to argue vs painting over the #PuertoRico mural on La Placita #restaurant , Biscayne Blvd #MIMO district.
City says it doesn’t fit the #historic district; owners say city already permitted it.
Stay tuned...
@WPLGLocal10 1/ ImageImage
The Puerto Rico flag mural item is underway. Finally.
The year-long controversy In a nutshell :
City & opposing neighbors: “it was painted under wrong type permit, isn’t allowed in an historic district”
La Placita: “#Miami issued that permit & should honor it👇🏼⏩
@WPLGLocal10
This is the permit at issue👇🏼 with which La Placita commissioned Puerto Rican artist Hector Collazo Hernández to paint the mural, the first in the U.S. of his series in PR, “78 Pueblos y Una Bandera”

@WPLGLocal10 #Miami Image
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#UMM: Is now a good time to remind everyone that RON JOHNSON is the CHAIRMAN of the Senate Homeland Security Committee...?

You know, the committee that oversees DHS, the department in charge of SECURING OUR ELECTIONS...
#FLAG: In April, Sen. Ron Johnson was confronted about Russian election interference and DHS's primary role in election security and preventing it.

He claimed he cares about Russian election interference, but quickly downplayed it.

"Let's not blow this thing out of proportion."
#NOTE: As Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, Johnson has not held a single hearing dedicated to #ElectionSecurity this year.

Not after the Mueller Report.

Not after DHS leadership was gutted.

Not after reports that it's not a priority.

hsgac.senate.gov/hearings?PageN…
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#FLAG: I hate to say it, but I fear there's a reason that Ron Johnson has decided to ONLY appear on @MeetThePress.

He's a critical witness, told directly by Sondland that there WAS a quid pro quo, tied to military aid.

For God's sake, @ChuckTodd, do your homework!

Surprise us.
@MeetThePress @chucktodd Well done, @ChuckTodd.

While it got off to a rough start, and he repeatedly hijacked your platform to spread conspiracy theories...

You did come prepared and pushed back. Thank you.

Full Interview: nbcnews.to/2LP5bC8

@MeetThePress @chucktodd #MORE: For more on Ron Johnson, check out this thread below!

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#REDFLAG: So, it appears, Barr has likely opened a DOJ investigation into the Bidens, as we feared...
#REMEMBER: In May, Trump said it would "certainly" be "appropriate" to discuss opening an investigation into Biden with Barr.

“Certainly it is a very big issue...I have not spoken to him about it. Would I speak to him about it? I haven’t thought of that."
washingtonpost.com/politics/trump…
#REMEMBER: ALSO in May, Barr dodged answering Sen. Harris's question as to whether Trump, or any White House official, has ever asked or suggested that he open an investigation into anyone...

He couldn't quite "grapple with the word 'suggest.'"

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#REDFLAG: If Trump was deliberately withholding defensive aid to Ukraine, in exchange for fabricated dirt on the Bidens...

What is he willing to GIVE China in exchange for fabricated dirt on the Bidens...while he's in the midst of a failing Trade War that's hurting the economy?
#FLAG: Worth noting, Trump and his Republican defenders keep mentioning China...
#WATCH: About a week ago, I flagged my concern that Trump might ask China for help investigating the Bidens...

...giving China leverage in trade negotiations, or perhaps even, concessions in exchange.

Today, Trump asked for China's help from the WH lawn.
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#FACTCHECK: Republicans are pushing the FALSE narrative that the FBI didn't warn the Trump Campaign of potential Russian Interference in 2016.

That's a LIE.

The FBI briefed Trump and his campaign in August 2016, once he became the Republican nominee, after Lewandowsi was fired.
#FLAG: After Gaetz and Lewandowski tried to push the LIE that the FBI didn't brief the Trump Campaign of potential Russian Interference in 2016...

Jim Jordan tried to hammer it home.

This is a false narrative that the GOP, Barr, and Trump have all tried to push repeatedly.
#REMEMBER: Both Trump and Clinton were warned directly by the FBI in August 2016 that Russia could try to infiltrate or spy on their campaigns.

Trump has lied repeatedly that he wasn't warned by the FBI...and Republicans have continued to push the lie.

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#FTR: Trump is suggesting that Puerto Rico is a burden on the United States...because it finds itself in the path of another storm.

It's also worth noting that Dorian will likely side-swipe Puerto Rico, and directly hit Florida...which he interestingly doesn't see as a burden.
#FACTCHECK: Yet again, Trump claims Puerto Rico has received over $90 Billion in disaster aid.

That's a LIE.

That's the estimated total they'll need to fully recover.

Congress has allocated $42.5 Billion.

ONLY $14 Billion has actually been distributed.
nbcnews.com/politics/donal…
#PREVIOUSLY: Trump has a long history opposing disaster aid to Puerto Rico.

Then taking credit when he had to give in...

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#PASTBLAST: Last month, Trump INITIATED a phone call w/ Putin to offer help in putting out forest fires in Russia.

"They're having massive fires in their forests...I just offered our assistance because we're very good at putting out forest fires frankly."
#HMM: Wonder why Trump HASN'T offered Brazil any U.S. assistance in fighting the thousands of fires in the Amazon Rainforest?

Is it because he supports President Bolsonaro's anti-climate change/pro-deforestation policies? Or because Bolsonaro isn't Putin?
#FLAG: Knowing that other leaders plan to discuss the #AmazonFires and ways to pressure Brazil at the G7...

Trump reaffirmed his support for the pro-deforestation leader.

He told Bolsonaro we "stand ready to assist"...but exerted no pressure/took no steps to protect the Amazon.
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#REDFLAG: Yet another stark reminder...

We must flip BOTH the Senate and the White House.
#FLAG: Which GOP Senate seats are you focused on flipping?

Which Dem Senate seats are you focused on defending?

Remember, we must #FlipItBlue AND #KeepItBlue to #FlipTheSenate!

#REMEMBER: Trump is cynically "saving" Judge Amy Coney Barrett for Ruth Bader Ginsburg's SCOTUS seat.

"I'm saving her for Ginsburg."

She is anti-choice, anti-Roe v. Wade, and against everything RBG spent her life fighting for.

We must #FlipTheSenate.
axios.com/supreme-court-…
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This is horrifying. Our elections in 2020 are in greater danger than they already have been.

I'm at a loss for words.
#FTR: A little over a week ago, Coats appointed a dedicated Elections Threats Intelligence Executive.

I fear his quick push out the door was either a result of that decision...or...Coats quickly announced the new role b/c he saw the writing on the wall.

#FLAG: In his resignation letter, DNI Coats noted his appointment of an Elections Security Executive "to support a whole-of-government effort to address threats against our elections.”

His efforts to secure our elections clearly appear to be connected with his expedited removal.
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#WATCH: Mueller warns...Russia continues to attack our elections "AS WE SIT HERE."

Q: "Did you think that this was a single attempt...or did you find evidence to suggest [Russia will] try to do this again?"

MUELLER: "It wasn't a single attempt. They're doing it as we sit here."
#FLAG: Mueller fears that accepting #ElectionInterference is the "new normal."

Q: "Have we established...[that any candidate] aware of a hostile foreign power trying to influence an election has no duty to report?"

MUELLER: "I hope this is not the new normal, but I fear it is."
#REDFLAG: The NRCC, the committee to elect Republicans in the House, REFUSED to pledge not to accept/use hacked materials in 2020.

It wasn't a part of ANY coverage today, despite Mueller's warnings about #ElectionInterference and fear of the "new normal."
thedailybeast.com/rep-tom-emmers…
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#REDFLAG: After a setback in the Supreme Court, Trump asks his lawyers if he can DELAY THE CENSUS

The census is constitutionally-mandated to begin in April 2020, under Article I, Section 2.

Trump is asking if he can IGNORE the Constitution b/c he doesn't like a SCOTUS decision.
#RELATED: The Supreme Court ruled against the Trump Administration's proposal to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census...for now.

It would've led to a severe undercount, which would've rigged elections and resources in favor of white Republicans.
#HUGEWIN: The Trump Administration will begin printing the 2020 Census WITHOUT the citizenship question.

After missing their deadline, some feared Trump may actually try to defy the Constitution and the law.

This is an incredible victory for democracy!

nytimes.com/2019/07/02/us/…
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#BREAKING: MUELLER WILL TESTIFY to BOTH the House Judiciary Committee and the House Intelligence Committee in OPEN session on Wednesday, July 17, 2019.

Chairman @RepJerryNadler and Chairman @RepAdamSchiff SUBPOENAED Mueller for his testimony, following weeks of negotiations.
@RepJerryNadler @RepAdamSchiff #FLAG: Before you pile on Mueller for requiring a subpoena...

By appearing via subpoena and not "voluntarily," Mueller will appear unbiased and will be able to maintain his nonpartisan credibility.

It's preferable to him seeming to be eager to testify against Trump.

Well done!
@RepJerryNadler @RepAdamSchiff #PS: Not to be a Debbie Downer...but I REALLY hope Trump doesn't start a war with Iran to distract us from Mueller's testimony.

It's crazy that I even have to consider that as a possibility, but let's be real. It's plausible. As Trump goes down, he'll grow more & more desperate.
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#FTR: Sheryl Gay Stolberg is HELL-BENT on taking Biden down.

I don't really understand why. But even if any of her "reporting" presents some valid points, we must keep her clear bias in mind.

Unfortunately, the @NYTimes bills her as a correspondent...not an opinion columnist...
@nytimes #FLAG: Oh, and for the record, I don't criticize journalists easily. Feel free to search my Twitter history.

In the meantime, remember some of Sheryl's recent reporting on Biden...and it's timing...
@nytimes #FTR: I've said it before, I'll say it again...I do NOT have a favored primary candidate yet.

I just won't stand for the primaries to be influenced by biased reporting...or for the nominee to emerge damaged, based on "scandals" that were blown out of proportion.

#ButHerEmails
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#FLAG: I've heard some people I respect — including @MatthewMiller and @FrankFigliuzzi1 — suggest that Nadler should cancel Barr's scheduled hearing before his committee on May 2nd,

The argument is that he's not worth hearing from anymore.

I disagree. Here a few reasons why...
1. The impending hearing puts pressure on Barr, as Dems subpoena the evidence + unredacted report.

Every statement/appearance has been a disaster for him, even causing Mueller's team to speak out. IMO, it all ultimately forced him to release a less redacted report than expected.
2. There are important questions left to ask:

- Will the 12 referred investigations go on unimpeded?

- Why did he overrule/lie about Mueller's intention to leave obstruction to Congress?

- Outstanding Wikileaks questions.

- Has he assembled a team to investigate the #Oranges?
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#REDFLAG: In Feb, after Trump was forced to reopen the government for 3 weeks, following the 35 day #TrumpShutdown...

...a bipartisan committee hashed out an immigration funding compromise to avoid another one.

But...WHERE. DID. THE. MONEY. GO?

[THREAD]
nytimes.com/2019/02/14/us/…
#ATTN: The bipartisan deal included:

🔹 $1.375B — 55 miles of New Fencing.
🔹 $524.2M — Ports of Entry + 600 New Border Agents.
🔹 $415M — Humanitarian Aid at Border.

AND...

🔹 $563.4M — for Immigration Courts, (incl. $59M for) 75 NEW JUDGES.
🔹 $527M — Aid to Central America.
#FLAG: Congress JUST passed funding for 75 new Immigration Judges, largely to hear asylum claims.

Today, AG Bill Barr boasted about DOJ's progress...PRIOR to this year.

Yet, he's requesting $72M to hire 100 new judges in FY2020.

But...WHERE DID THE MONEY GO FROM THE LAST DEAL?
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#FLAG: I'm convinced, Rick Gates is a critical witness to #Collusion/Conspiracy.

He was involved in handing over Trump campaign polling data to Konstantin Kilimnik, along w/ Manafort.

But late in the campaign when data would be most critical, Manafort wasn't around.

Gates was.
#FLAG: Not to mention, Gates worked on the Inauguration.

We know foreign money — specifically from a pro-Russia Ukrainian oligarch — made its way into the huge inaugural fund...that was admitted to in a guilty plea by Sam Patten.

I bet Gates knows more.
#MORE: Here's more on Gates also working with Manafort to share Trump Campaign polling data with Konstantin Kilimnik, who has ties to Russian Intelligence.

This received remarkably less press than it should have...as usual when it comes to Gates coverage.
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#REDALERT: Treasury Dept. to LIFT SANCTIONS on Oleg Deripaska's companies.

Treasury's OFAC has notified Congress it intends to terminate sanctions on Deripaska's companies — the oligarch close to Putin w/ ties to Manafort and the Mueller Investigation.

#REDFLAG: As predicted earlier in this thread...

Deripaska's companies only qualified for sanctions relief assessment BECAUSE Deripaska "stepped down."

But OBVIOUSLY Deripaska installed board members that reported directly to him.

So why lift sanctions?
#FLAG: The answer to that question is Treasury is being WILLFULLY IGNORANT.

They've directed Deripaska's companies to "undertake significant
restructuring and corporate governance," determine why the moles were installed, and reduce his influence.

LOL.
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#FTR: Nixon WH Counsel, John Dean, is pretty much universally considered a hero in the Watergate scandal.

While he wasn't an angel, his cooperation ultimately led to Nixon's impeachment and resignation.

Hmm, I wonder why Trump would call him a "RAT" and view him negatively...?
#FLAG: Trump invokes McCarthyism, while hurling unfounded accusations at Democrats and the Special Counsel.

He claims he demands transparency, while his White House lies at every turn.

When he says "many lives have been ruined," he's setting up pardons.
#FLAG: Trump and the Right Wing often say "No Collusion...except by Crooked Hillary and the Democrats."

It's a repeated counter-narrative about the FusionGPS commissioned #SteeleDossier, claiming it's collusion.

It's been debunked. But truth isn't truth.
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#BREAKING: THE WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL, DON MCGAHN, HAS COOPERATED EXTENSIVELY W/ MUELLER'S OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE INVESTIGATION.

He has detailed the most damning episodes in at least 3 voluntary interviews that have totaled 30 hours over the past 9 months.
nytimes.com/2018/08/18/us/…
#FLAG: McGahn has disclosed details surrounding...

- The firing of former FBI Director James Comey.
- Trump's obsession with putting a loyalist in charge.
- Trump's repeated urging of Sessions to claim oversight of the investigation.
- Trump's attempts to fire Mueller himself.
#FLAG: MCGAHN AND HIS LAWYER COOPERATED...BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT TRUMP WAS GOING TO SET HIM UP AS "THE FALL GUY."

They were suspicious when Trump didn't protest letting him be interviewed...

So McGahn cooperated extensively to cover to demonstrate that McGahn did nothing wrong.
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