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🧵Buckle up Conejas and Conejos. This is a wild ride into the local network of hate. It’s time to meet Thousand Oaks resident, tile contractor, and Rob McCoy brownshirt Dean Ortmann. Follow until the end, you won’t be disappointed @IGD_News @LCRWnews @PacAntifa Pot bellied man in sunglasses, ballcap, tshirt, and slacks,
We know Dean is connected to the #robmob and @GodSpeakCCTO because he was caught on video consulting with Rob McCoy’s cohost and partner in villainy, Bryce Eddy at a recent @ConejoValleyUSD board meeting. Two men appearing to discuss something, identified with text
After consulting with Bryce Eddy of @GodSpeakCCTO , Dean was picking fights with peaceful demonstrators and trying to intimidate women specifically, as seen in this clip when he walks away from the men confronting him to posture aggressively towards a woman unprovoked.
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NOW: Hundreds gathering at #MarchForOurLives rally at the Arizona State Capitol. These rallies are happening across the country today to push for gun reform after recent deadly mass shootings in Uvalde to Buffalo. #fox10phoenix
Sam Crowell came from Chandler. She’s wearing Converse sneakers w/ a heart on them in honor of Maite Rodriguez. The 10yo victim in the Uvalde shooting wore similar shoes which reportedly helped identify her because she was mutilated so badly. #fox10phoenix #MarchForOurLives
An armed group arrives at the #MarchForOurLives rally. Probably at least seven people in tactical gear with rifles.
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In every corner of this country, our movement is demanding that no more lives are lost to gun violence. #MarchForOurLives

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“What is it that caused thousands of people to assault this building and try to overturn the Constitution? …What is wrong with having some situational understanding about the country for which we are here to defend?”
Joint Chiefs Chair General Mark Milley
“Guaranteeing the right to vote and ensuring every vote is counted has always been the most patriotic thing we can do… John Lewis said, ‘Freedom is not a state; it is an act.’ …We WILL act… For our democracy, for America itself, we MUST act.” @JoeBiden
Tom Brady: “Not a lot of people think that we could have won. And in fact I think about 40% of the people still don't think we won.”

President Biden: “I understand that.

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Thread. My life in pictures. Four years of this. Over. Thank the Goddess. Marching for immigrant rights after the hateful Muslim ban, marching for freedom of the press. Marching against the hateful T***p regime. 2017 was an activism year that didn’t stop. 1/
Every January, a Women’s March. Not this year! 2/
Marched to see his taxes. Marched against his 1.5 trillion dollar tax scam, rammed through by #MoscowMitch in the middle of the night. 3/
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Right now you’re probably seeing hundreds of photos and videos from the chaotic scene on #CapitolHill at the #CapitolBuilding. Or are you?
When protestors began streaming into D.C. yesterday, an unverified Twitter account with less than 1,000 followers shared a photo claiming to show the action that racked up more than 14,000 RTs. It’s false. Image
It was ACTUALLY an image from the 2018 #MarchForOurLives protest. Using out-of-context pics is one way bad actors push disinformation out to thousands of social feeds during breaking news events. You could have figured that out right away with a reverse image search. Image
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Congressman John Lewis once said “Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic.”

What makes you hopeful? Seriously. Share it!

If you’re like me, you could use a few reasons to keep your head up.

Here are 50 reasons to stay hopeful from the past 3+ years.
50. On Jan. 28, 2017, thousands showed up to airports in support of Muslim families impacted by Trump’s unconstitutional #MuslimBan.

That night, a federal judge in NY issued a stay allowing people stranded in airports to temporarily avoid deportation.

📷: Stephanie Keith/Getty
49. Much to the dismay of Donald Trump, #Parasite won Best Picture at the Oscars, making it the first non-English language film to win in the 92 years of the Academy Awards.

📷: Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images
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It was Valentine’s Day ⁠— a day of flowers and chocolates. A rather uneventful day. Until the horror played out on TV screens across the nation.

Two years ago, a former student walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland with an AK-47, killing 17 people. (THREAD)
Today, the families and survivors who were left to pick up the pieces are forever changed.

Since the tragedy, they have channeled their pain into activism, even as the spotlight dims amid a seemingly endless parade of shootings and political battles.
“Next year there will be less and less questions. And at the five-year anniversary people aren’t even going to remember their names,” said Debbie Hixon, whose husband, Chris, was one of the 17 people killed by gunman Nikolas Cruz.
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1/ THREAD: I know I’m a little late on this one, but I was busy earlier & have some things to say about the thread @germanrlopez, a @voxdotcom senior correspondent, wrote about @BetoORourke today.

Let me help clear things up with some FACTS & RECEIPTS.
2/ First of all, Beto didn’t just suddenly start caring about gun violence after the shooting in El Paso on August 3rd.

One of many examples: @BetoORourke in 2016, on the House floor, during the sit-in, speaking truth.

3/ And when @BetoORourke wasn’t speaking he was live-streaming on FB so we could see democracy in action after Paul Ryan cut the CSPAN feed.

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The Democrats have already put my daughter to sleep, before they start talking! #DemDebate #PJMDrunkBlog #DemocraticDebate Image
"The impeachment must go forward," says Warren.

Bernie says "No, they don't" have any choice other than to impeach.

Biden says Democrats have "no choice" but to begin an impeachment inquiry.

Three shots down, nine more to go! #DemDebate #PJMDrunkBlog #DemocraticDebate
Kamala calls Trump "the most corrupt and unpatriotic president we’ve ever had." Is she forgetting FDR, LBJ, Nixon? Whatever, she's on a roll.

Booker is what passes for moderation in this radical rodeo: "We have to conduct this process in a way that is honorable." #DemDebate
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I wanted to say something for a few days.. now that I have had time to sit with it.. I will share.

I want to make something clear. We are all in this together. Its us vs. trump. Its not this group and that group vs. another group vs. trump.
We are all in this together. We all want the same things here. We want this maddness of trump and administration to be done with. We don't want division between us. It doesn't help anything but furthering frustration.
We need to look at the bigger picture here. Its not this group over that group. I can't stress that enough. Ive seen too much of that going on that I can't sit by anymore. Some resisters are giving up because of it. Let's stop this group division. Let's focus on the real problem
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Three years ago, we sent a message that the American people wanted action to stop preventable shootings—but the GOP didn’t want to hear it.

While they kept plugging their ears and blocking a vote in the House, the American people didn’t let up. 1/
Protests like the sit in and #MarchForOurLives eventually had an impact…

With the new Democratic majority in the House, we’ve seen a number of common-sense firearm safety bills pass that chamber. 2/
But now, those bills are facing another roadblock: Mitch McConnell & his #LegislativeGraveyard.

The bills are written.

They’ve passed the House.

It’s past time for McConnell to *finally* allow a vote on these common-sense reforms to address this epidemic in the Senate. 3/3
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Again, didn’t threaten a primary.

I was upset that 26 Dems forced the other 200+ to vote for a pro-ICE provision at the last min without warning.

Because I think an agency that pins children down + forcibly injects them w/ antipsychotic drugs shouldn’t be given more power.
“At [DHS immigrant detention] facility, children recounted being held down for forcible injections, which medical records show are powerful antipsychotics and sedatives.”…
What I DID say was that I had to go back to my district & share the MTR vote to explain why a pro-ICE amendment was slipped into a gun safety law.

Maybe they’re mad bc I don’t believe pro-ICE expansion votes should be cast in the dark, and people deserve to know what happened.
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“A lot of blood. Please help. Please.” | On #ValentinesDay last year, 17 people were killed when a gunman shot up a high school in #Parkland Florida.

The mass shooting rocked – not only Florida – but the entire country. @wusa9 #GetUpDC #ParklandStrong Image
The tragedy sparked a passionate movement focused on tackling #gunviolence and changing laws.

Millions of people all over the country protested for weeks after the shooting – demanding some kind of change. @wusa9 #GetUpDC #ParklandStrong Image
Here in DC, @wusa9 hosted a town hall, we saw school walkouts. voter registration drives, and the student-led #MarchForOurLives rally near the national mall. ImageImageImageImage
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This week #MarchForOurLives hosted a reception in our nation’s capital. The room was filled with victims and survivors of gun violence, organizers of all ages, and many members of Congress. [THREAD]
“Last time I was in this room was on March 24th. A monumental day for all of us. With your help, we have been making history since that day” - @charlie_mirsky, MFOL’s 18-year-old federal lobbyist said in welcoming statement.
“Every time I speak to the #MarchForOurLives community I am reminded that I am surrounded by people who have been tirelessly fighting to make our communities safer.” - Congresswoman Lucy McBath
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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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Joaquin Oliver was killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. We're joining his parents and @stophandguns to unveil their new memorial to Joaquin and a powerful message that strong gun laws save lives. #ChangeTheRef #NeverAgain #Enough

Watch live:… ImageImage
This billboard is a heartbreaking reminder of what can happen when, instead of being banned, AR-15s and other weapons of war are in our schools, movie theaters, concerts, churches, and synagogues. #ChangeTheRef #MarchForOurLives #Enough #NeverAgain ImageImageImage
Nothing will change until we change our laws. In Joaquin’s name, the name of his classmates at Parkland, and all those we have lost – we must act. #ChangeTheRef #MarchForOurLives #Enough #NeverAgain Image
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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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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…
.@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…
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…
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Those wondering how #Kavanaugh got confirmed today will not be surprised to learn that, in many ways, our government fails to represent us. You may have seen this meme. But it is worse than you think. More data in the thread below. #Elections2018 #Election2018 Image
Today, women make up roughly 51% of the U.S. population but control just 23% of the Senate and 19% of the House. Image
“By 2040, it is predicted that 70% of the population will live in just 15 states and thus select only 30% of U.S. Senators.” Or worse.…
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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.…
“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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