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Three whole retweets. It won't get many more. I've learned that most people on Twitter simply don't have the courage to actually want to promote prospective solutions. Hand-wringing is less risky. Maybe it just feels too dangerous. Would you rather have a civil war?
.@goangelo If even a handful of big-brand celebrities actually called for #ReformingFoxNews, advertisers would crap their pants within an hour and @FoxNews will stop their daily lying and misinfo within DAYS.

We need a simple project statement they can embrace & RT. A lot.
@GoAngelo @FoxNews What's a "big brand celebrity?" Not @billMaher or those who fear retribution for their own little shows. We don't need them. We need @taylorswift13, @soledadobrien, @GeorgeTakei, @ladygaga @beyonce, @ArianaGrande, @HillaryClinton, @cher, etc They can fix what's broken RIGHT NOW
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Grab a young person and bring them to the polls. They have so much at stake
#GOTV #GunSense
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Ignore the polls and get out there and #Vote on November 6th. Relying on polling is a relic of a time gone by.
I’m not saying looking at @FiveThirtyEight’s model and charts and stuff isn’t cool, because it is and provides some insight. But no matter what the numbers say, it’s most certainly NEVER an excuse to not #Vote because you feel your peeps are a “lock”
Need nothing further than to point to 2016. Which by the way, @FiveThirtyEight didn’t really have wrong, but the “selected not elected” mindset existed before 2016. Why else would over 100 million people choose NOT to participate in their civic duty to choose their leaders.
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Interesting report from @QuorumAnalytics tracking social media mentions of key issues by Gubernatorial Candidates. Tracks Education, Jobs, Healthcare, Medicaid, Opioids, Trump, Immigration, Taxes, & Guns by party/Candidate. (1)
Democratic Gov candidates talking most about education by huge margin with overall mentions increasing since primary. Leading the pack are @BenJealous @RepLujanGrisham @staceyabrams @jaredpolis (2)
Democratic & GOP gubernatorial candidates nearly split on mentions of Jobs with upper Midwest GOP incumbent @ScottWalker (WI) & @SchuetteOnDuty (MI) leading all mentions. @staceyabrams (GA) @jaredpolis (CO) @JamesSmithforSC (SC) leading Dems. Interesting split. (3)
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Sometimes it can be difficult to be absolutely sure if an account is automated. @jogman308 is an example - this account doesn't post round-the-clock, and all tweets are via the Twitter website. There are reasons for suspicion, though.
First, very little of @jogman308's material is original - 99.9% of tweets are either news site links or retweets. We were unable to find any hint of personal backstory. These charts of media sources and keywords used provide an approximate picture of the content.
There's something odd about some of @jogman308's tweets linking to news sites - in some cases the headlines in the tweet text are paired with the wrong article. Could be human error, but could also be a sign of a script gone awry.
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"James Stachowiak is a multiple felon who regularly posts online videos calling for black people to be shot on sight."

He & his comrades have also been harassing Stacey Abrams’ campaign, but please, tell us again about leftist mobs theroot.com/shoot-them-on-…
.@NYGovCuomo assigns NY State Police Hate Crimes Unit to assist NYPD in its investigation of the "Proud Boys" mob violence, calls for an FBI inquiry into the far-right attacks nytimes.com/2018/10/14/nyr…
Under pressure after video showed "Proud Boys" thugs beating several protesters and responding officers not arresting anyone, the #NYPD now plans to charge at least 9 neo-fascists and 3 leftist protesters with riot and assault buzzfeed.com/maryanngeorgan…
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📢#RETWEET 📢
🚨#Breaking 🚨
#ICYMI The @FBI CLEARS Judge KAVANAUGH:

White House Finds No Corroboration Of Sexual Misconduct In FBI Report

👇Click Thread for complete details👇
#MAGA
#ConfirmKavanaugh
#ConfirmKavanaughNow
#ThursdayMotivation
(1) White House will forward FBI report to Sen. Grassley’s Senate Judiciary Committee today.
Republicans have narrow 51-49 Senate, in event of 50-50 tie, VP Mike Pence would cast deciding vote on Judge Kavanaugh’s behalf.

#ConfirmKavanaugh
#MAGA
#ThursdayMotivation
(2) FBI probe launched Friday as Judiciary Committee vote on sending Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination to Senate. Mr. Flake voted yes, but asked FBI to give week for background check into allegations by Ford, Deborah Ramirez, who says Judge Kavanaugh exposed himself to her in college
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"Just walked up to Kavanaugh as morning session ended.
Put out my hand to introduce myself as Jaime Guttenberg's dad.
He pulled his hand back, turned his back to me & walked away.
I guess he didn't want to deal with the reality of gun violence."

—Fred Guttenberg @fred_guttenberg
Fred Guttenberg, whose 14 year old daughter was killed in the Feb 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS, said he tried to introduce himself to Kavanaugh.
Video of the encounter shows Kavanaugh looking Guttenberg right in the face before turning & walking away without a word.
Since his daughter’s murder, Guttenberg has become an outspoken gun safety advocate with many of the survivors of the shooting that left 17 students & teachers dead.

#NeverAgain
#Kavanaugh
#MarchForOurLives
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Rubio has an A+ rating, & has taken $3.3 million from the NRA. He is just one of many R’s (Cruz) who are handmaidens to the gun lobby. The safety of the public is not as important as their #NRABloodMoney.

Let’s dispel gun myths the NRA constantly parrots. tampabay.com/florida-politi…
“Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.”
This is probably the most common argument heard from gun advocates. It’s true that guns can’t kill by themselves & DO indeed need someone to pull the trigger... Guns don’t kill people, but allow someone who WOULD kill much easier, faster, more lethal means for killing. #GunReform
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Whoo Hooo Check out these dancing #StandOnEveryCorner #Protesters
in Florida 😁🙃🙌

LOVE THIS💞🥰

#Protesters are our FRONTLINE!

Let's give them ALL the Support & Promotion that we can!!

Let's DO THIS THING & get #MonstersOutOfWH

#PromoteProtesters
h/t@ImmaBlueDot 💞

👇👇👇issues #ResistanceProtesters are broadcasting across US

They're reaching people outside of Twitter & Recruiting Voters & #Resisters

They're attracting Media Coverage

We've GOT TO HAVE THEIR BACKS &/or join them 🥰
#KremlinAnnex #PromoteProtesters
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As we wrap up #GSU18, I want to thank the 1,000+ volunteer leaders - including 300+ gun violence survivors - from 47 states and DC, who attended. Just 5 years ago, I skyped with 5 women trying to figure out how we could build @MomsDemand. As of last week, we are 5 million strong.
Because this movement is powered by love. "A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path," Agatha Christie
From Prohibition to child labor laws to civil rights to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, women – particularly women of color – don’t back down when children are in danger, they double down.

In other words, if you threaten our families, you answer to us.
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The young people will win.

Young voters are flocking to register to vote in key battleground states, inc. Pennsylvania, Virginia, Indiana, Arizona and Florida, in the wake of the #ParklandShooting and the tireless efforts of the #MarchForOurLives movement nbcnews.com/card/young-vot…
Gunman who fatally shot another man in front of his 5-year-old son during a fight over a parking spot will not be arrested or charged by police because of Florida's 'Stand Your Ground' law (h/t @C_Stroop) abcn.ws/2LmBzN7
A man kills a father of 3 young children in a dispute over a handicapped parking spot.

He has threatened to shoot other people over the issue before.

But thanks to Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law, the murderer will not face any charges.
washingtonpost.com/news/post-nati…
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Trump: Day 533
124th Day at a Trump Golf Club
167th Day at a Trump Property
-NK Calls US Attitude "Regrettable"
-Lawyers Call Comey "Machiavellian"
-EPA Withholding Cancerous Report
-Tariffs Threaten Lobster Industry
-Lord Mayor of Sheffield Bans Trump
Add...
Day 638 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
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Day 490 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama. #fakenews #TrumpLies
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Thread time. I've seen people say it is hard to be proud this 4th of July due to the current administration, but I think that's bullshit. Here's why I’m proud as hell:
1. These incredible young Americans who are dispelling every myth about their generation and fighting every day to save lives. time.com/collection/mos… #NeverAgain #MarchForOurLives
2. This awe-inspiring moment that made me look to the stars thanks to @SpaceX when the dual boosters landed in unison
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#CapitalGazette Here at a Vigil at the State House in Annapolis Maryland.
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On this day two years ago, I joined dozens of my colleagues at a sit in on the House Floor to protest Congress’ failure to address gun violence
Since the House sit in, we’ve introduced bill after bill in Congress to finally address this epidemic—including bills to expand background checks & ban assault weapons—& the American people have spoken loud & clear through protests like #MarchForOurLives
But GOP leaders in Congress have refused to act as more and more mass shootings have taken more and more innocent lives #Enough
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I'm so tired. So heartbroken. More kids. Another school shooter. This is our normal now. We don't have to accept it, though. When I was 17 & reeling after the Columbine shooting, no adults told us that it would be ok, that someone would stop the madness. 1/
We stumbled around, feeling blindly for the edges of our grief. Personally, I thought it was a one-time thing. I thought it was an isolated horror. I thought Littleton must have been a special town, & that we were special in our sadness, terror, & anger. 2/
I was wrong. Littleton, CO is the same as Newtown, CT, Parkland, FL, and Santa Fe, TX. My community was the same as theirs. Our shooters just happened to do it sooner. Even the pictures of survivors & parents crying are the same. Same emotions... different faces. 3/
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So I was in DC yesterday, hut I skipped the White House Correspondent's Dinner. It's an event I dislike. 1. It's not fun. 2. It's boring. 3. I dislike the idea of putting on a gown to both party with and mock people reporters are supposed to be covering. 1/
Instead we held our DC #powHERful Summit for girls. Approximately 200 young women (HS and college) were hosted by the @USChamber Foundation. Their building is 105 years old and gorgeous!
We over-index in girls of color and girls who might struggle financially, but our event is open to all: @WWLTV 6p anchor (and my mentee @ShebaTurk emceed as sge always does!
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The United States does not have a monopoly on crazy people. It's not the only country that has psychosis. And yet we kill each other in these mass shootings at rates that are exponentially higher than anyone else. Well, what's the difference?
—Barack Obama
The difference is that these guys can stack up a bunch of ammunition in their houses, and that's sort of par for the course.
—Barack Obama
Only with gun violence do we respond to repeated tragedies by saying that mourning is acceptable but discussing how to prevent more tragedies is not. But that's unacceptable.
—Ezra Klein
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1. Dear You-Who-Can't-Understand-Why-I-Don't-Adore-Bernie:
I apologize for the length of this thread but I feel it is necessary to explain why there's a huge segment of #Democrats who can't stomach him. Let's first start with him - aside from attending one protest in college
2. where he was arrested and released, and claiming to have attended others, his record on civil rights is scant; as is his record on LGBTQ rights, women's issues and anything else that doesn't have to do with seizing the wealth of those detested "millionaires and billionaires"
3. he's obsessed with taking down and "redistributing" it. He was a back-bencher, quite literally, all his life. In 2015, mostly because of his dislike of the Clintons (one of those families who's wealth he'd like to seize) he (regrettably) got on the ticket for the
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#ParklandStudents
(1) Cruz was an extremely troubled kid who was ignored time and time again by the police & FBI. He even called for help himself but was still ignored.

(2) Or was he? Was he tapped and groomed for a purpose? #KeepReading
(3) On the morning of the shooting, teachers were told in a faculty meeting to be prepared for a Code Red lockdown drill. Timing? Coincidence? Planned?

(4) Peterson saw Cruz enter the building. #KeepReading
(5) Cruz texted his friend in the Uber car on the way to the school. It was a casual "what's up" kind of text.

(6) Cruz was seen wearing black pants and a school shirt. He carried a backpack & longer bag (rifle bag?) into the building. #KeepReading
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David Hogg has consistently redirected his attention to black people who have suffered the wrongs he’s suffered.
He was the one he said the media was ignoring black students from Parkland.
He was at Thurgood Marshall Academy in DC before #MarchForOurLives shining the spotlight on the gun violence black students suffered in their communities. facebook.com/KiaSpeaks/post…
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A group of Black students from Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High called a press conference today to say they have concerns that may not mirror those of their white peers. And that the media should listen. #MSDStrong
Kai says while some might feel comfort to have more police officers at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas, he does not. He says it's intimidating & that black students will face most of the consequences of an overmilitarized predominantly white school.
Tyah-Amoy a Marjorie Stoneman Douglas student said conversations about gun violence have to include police violence. She asked, the same people who showed up for #MarchForOurLives--will they show up for #StephonClark? #AltonSterling? #SandraBland?
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Remember that Maine candidate, Leslie Gibson, who dropped out after he called @Emma4Change a "skinhead lesbian"?

Rep. Franson's FB posts link #MarchForOurLives kids to Hitler Youth
(BTW: Give her challenger some love: ➡️@GailKulp_MN)

#WednesdayWisdom

startribune.com/rep-mary-frans…
Mary Franson has a long history of being a homophobic POS.
#WednesdayWisdom
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