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Hello again my friends,

Today, I'd like to take a step back from politics and talk about the philosophy and science that should inform our politics.

That's right, guys, it's time for some game theory! (thread)
#Resistance #RiseUp #Resist #TheResistance
OK, sorry, sorry, I could not help myself. But, today I would actually like to talk about Game Theory, that is, the basics of it. Things you might learn in the first weeks of Game Theory 101, for example. And why it is so important to the modern world.
For beginners, it is best to start with only three phrases, indeed, you likely hear then slung around before by people who are pretending to know what they are talking about, but, I assure you they are important to learn:
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1- This article & leaked transcript from the Dean Baquet @nytimes town hall is really quite awful.

NYT is not running a newspaper anymore, they are running a daycare center for #TheResistance

slate.com/news-and-polit…
2- No wonder @nytimes was duped by the obvious Russia hoax, that in their words they "covered better than anybody else". They never set themselves up to investigate, they set themselves up to publish leaks & give readers what they wanted to hear. I knew MSM was awful, but man..🤦‍♂️
@nytimes 3- @nytimes truly can't comprehend people that don't think like them and/or share their values. And they'll remain clueless, because there's no real commitment here to understand. More here 👇

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1. What are the ways that #EvangelicalismKills?

Conservatives love to say that ideas have consequences, but somehow they never want to examine the consequences of right-wing ideologies.

So let’s do that with this new hashtag coined by @Ashadahya.

#MondayMorning #EmptyThePews
2. Asha started the hashtag in connection with Renee Bach, an evangelical missionary in Uganda who, acting on a “calling”—rather than training and preparation—performed medical procedures only doctors are qualified to perform. And children predictably died.

#EvangelicalismKills
2-a. If you haven’t read this on Bach’s story, do:

npr.org/sections/goats…

#MondayMorning #EvangelicalismKills #EmptyThePews
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For those who may not be aware, two members of #TheResistance committed suicide this week.

There were signs before it happened. Please pay attention to your friends & family that you are close to here on Twitter.

Many of us have a core squad we run with around here.
We need to be practicing the buddy system. If someone you are close to starts to act different, please pay attention. If they disappear for an unexplained period of time, no tweets or DMs, then something might be wrong.
If they share they are depressed, struggling, burned out..please be there to listen to them and be ready to support them. Don't ever take someone for granted. Know the signs of impending suicide and be ready to take action.
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🚨🚨ATTN: LINDSEY🚨🚨IT IS TRUMP who is causing more detainees. IT IS TRUMP who is keeping immigrants longer than necessary so that shareholders of the CAMP DETENTION CENTERS make more money at $775/per immigrant per DAY. It is TRUMP who is child trafficking! ....
2/ He is abducting these babies and children with the help of DEVOS RELIGIOUS ADOPTION CENTERS are stealing these children from immigrant parents who were separated from them and then deported WITHOUT their children! That's kidnapping! They are illegally adopting ...
3/ these children out! BABIES! So before you talk about human traffickers? You need to address what TRUMP IS DOING in HUMAN TRAFFICKING! Because he has a CHILD TRAFFICKING OPERATION GOING HIMSELF! FIRE STEPHEN MILLER! or It is going to get worse! The United States .....
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1. Welcome to today's WH Daily #shadowbriefing brought to you by #TheResistance Its been a full season since the White House has briefed and @PressSec apparently still doesn't know where the briefing room is. So, America you are stuck with the Shadow Briefing.
@PressSec 2. Let's get right to questions. Q. Was @realDonaldTrump surprised by anything in the Mueller hearing. A. He was surprised by a lot. First, Bill Barr told him he was exonerated and it's pretty clear to him now that's not true. He wasn't that surprised though because
@PressSec @realDonaldTrump 3. of course he knows what he did. He was really surprised at the coverage. He didn't expect most of the media to focus on Mueller's delivery and ignore the damning facts that were testified to by Mueller. He was shocked the Mueller saying that his answers under oath were
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It wasn’t supposed to end this way.

Donald Trump, not Robert Mueller, was supposed to be vanquished at the hands of his political foes. Trump, not Mueller, was supposed to suffer a legacy-ending humiliation that would bury his tough-guy reputation... amgreatness.com/2019/07/25/the…
The climax of #TheResistance’s fantasy to take down Donald Trump wasn’t supposed to end with long faces at MSNBC and CNN, or with reporters at the Washington Post and the New York Times admitting defeat.

Me for @theamgreatness today:

amgreatness.com/2019/07/25/the…
#TheResistance, once again, had pinned its hopes on a flawed actor not up to the task. Just like the conquerors who came before him—Stormy Daniels, Michael Avenatti, Michael Cohen just to name a few—Mueller slouched out of the spotlight after failing to best the Bad Orange Man.
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A short thread on #impeachment.

I have pre-existing conditions—I fear my life & that of my friends being taken away.
I have close friends with DACA—I fear their right to be here being taken away.
I'm a Latino parent—I fear my child will be discriminated against worse than I was
I'm the survivor of an in-person death threat against me & my family, from a MAGA extremist who hated me just for who I am—I fear him or another carrying out those threats.

I'm an attorney—I fear the erosion of the rule of law.
I'm a patriot—I fear Russian interference in the 2020 election.

I'm a voting rights advocate—I fear a system is currently being created that will lead to permanent minority rule, & that that minority will use political power to permanently restricts the rights of the majority.
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Thurs show will be on collapse of #TheResistance fantasy of impeachment brought about by today’s hearing. @realDonaldTrump now has opportunity to put it all to bed by simply repeating “No conspiracy, no collusion, no obstruction,” which is what majority of public has concluded.
If Dems (or any broadcast/print/social media outlet) continue to try and resurrect this fantasy, they’ll suffer terribly at polls or in ratings. The sad fiasco of today was that the Dems obliged SC Mueller to testify and results were awful for him. Ds will spin but no use.
The warning @SpeakerPelosi tried to give her back benchers and publicity-addicted chairmen went unheeded and @realDonaldTrump emerged not merely unscathed but stronger for today’s theatrics. #TheResistance may not know it, but it’s bleeding out on the impeachment fantasy.
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1/ let's be honest. Things are very bad right now. The ICE raids, the activities of their agents, the overt racism on the part of Donald Trump, the existence of concentration camps and children in cages, the constant marketing of the illegal as legal, as well as the marketing of
The legal as illegal, the continued attacks upon the rights of citizens, the seeming impotence of House Dems, the confusion of applicable Constitutional law, the federal courts stacked with Trump appointed Republicans, and the confusion and Discord sown amongst the Left, Liberal
Democrats, the resultant infighting over the vagaries of impeachment, and the overall frustration associated with feeling helpless. This is what we're facing. This is what we have to deal with now. This is right in our faces and it's not going away any time soon.

If any of that
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My threads:

1) Thread about Trump and the very real risk of him unleashing violence on America.
3) Thread about Trump bragging in a book about being able to ruin a woman's life after she wouldn't lie to a friend for him, and him getting enjoyment from that.
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🤖CyberWarfare🤖

Trump isn’t a POTUS, he’s a gangster

RUmob/TOC if you’re listening, La Cosa Nostra has moved into La Casa Bianca

Pentagon & intel agencies hesitate reading Trump in on ops targeting Russia, b/c of concerns he will countermand or leak intel to foreign officials
🤖CyberWarfare🤖

Trump leaked highly sensitive TS intel to Kislyak & Lavrov in the Oval Office the day after he fired Comey.

Trump was not briefed in any detail about the steps to place “implants” — software code that can be used for surveillance or attack — inside the RU grid
🤖CyberWarfare3🤖

U.S. Escalates Online intrusions into Russia’s Power Grid

5/15/17: The intel disclosed by Trump in a meeting with Sergey Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, and Sergey I. Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the United States, was about an Islamic State plot.
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How unhinged is left? 6K+ comments on my column noting @realDonaldTrump/@VP/@SecPompeo agreement with Mexico. The prospect of a @POTUS win unnerves #TheResistance, so they seize on a headline that doesn’t reflect the actual story —which notes significant new commitments.
Throw in the standard “He created a crisis and then solved it” and presto, another “narrative” for the left to amuse themselves with. If it wasn’t a major shift from Mexico, there won’t be changes. But if the crisis abates it will be b/c of @realDonaldTrump tariff threat.
#TheResistance has talked itself into cheering the prospect of an ongoing border crisis. This commits the Ds to a radical position on the border similar to the radical position on health care. The party has been driven over the edge by its extreme online fringe (+ Mueller fiasco)
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Liar.

The New York Times has compiled a list of the 84 environmental rules on their way out during your nightmare presidency.
Here are the ones that have been completed so far:
"1. Canceled a requirement for oil and gas companies to report methane emissions. (EPA)"
#LiarInChief
"2. Revised and partially repealed an Obama-era rule limiting methane emissions on public lands, including intentional venting and flaring from drilling operations.
(Interior Department)"
#ClimateChangeIsReal #ThursdayThoughts
"3. Loosened a Clinton-era rule designed to limit toxic emissions from major industrial polluters. (EPA)"
#PartyOverCountry #GreedOverEverything
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1- Btw, if you haven't connected these dots, here is one game Mueller was playing:

-issue report to Barr w/o Grand Jury material redacted (despite request to do)
-issue convenient "summaries" that are already scrubbed
-assume Barr will send out summaries, no other choice

(cont)
2- Thus the Mueller team, not Barr, sets the immediate narrative. Great plan, except Barr was onto them.

So Barr wrote is own "bottom line" summary, aborting their plan. Hence why Mueller's staff (Weissmann) whined, prompting send + leak of "snitty" Mueller letter (cont).
3- So Barr "picked up the phone" & called Mueller, thus taking the high road. But Barr was wily enough to have other people on that phone call, so Mueller couldn't play games with what they talked about (cont).
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1) For those who have ears to hear... LISTEN!

Everything you’re about to hear from the Democrats like @SpeakerPelosi , @RepJerryNadler @RepAdamSchiff
(Whose been oddly silent lately)
IS A SETUP!
That’s right... I mean EVERYTHING they’re going to say.
The plan...
2) The plan is simple.
Did you notice?
Mueller never mentioned an actual “crime” committed by @realDonaldTrump.
Just that he couldn’t charge him with one because he’s the president.
NADLER... his statement
“No one is above the law, not even the president!”
GRANDSTANDING!
3) The statements made by both had 2 purposes.

1) Bloody meat for the self righteous ILL INFORMED liberals of #TheResistance

2) To strike fear into those of us in the #MAGA movement.

Sadly yes... some of us are weak and easily rattled so this is for you!
FEAR NOT ... 👇
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#TheResistance🤬🌎

💥Trump’s changing how Govt #Climate Agencies report results!All 4 $$$ 4 BIG OIL🏭

Astonishing article.He’s KILLING THE EARTH 4 GENERATIONS 😢🥀

#TrumpFakeScience #ClimateChange #SaveTheEarth

#Trump Admin #Attacks #ClimateScience-NYT apple.news/AHPORDARiQk642…
This is the thickness of the #EarthsAtmosphere from pictures I took during one of #NASA’s Live Feeds from the #ISS!Trump wants to change how #Climate data is shown to Americans so that releasing CO2 looks less dangerous then it actually is #ClimateChange #ClimateAction is needed!
Here’s one reality, we should be spending more money to stay on Earth than planning to leave to go to Mars because Earth’s Atmosphere is no longer viable to sustain life. Research is important but Mars Doesn’t Have an Atmosphere. Millions of people can’t live there in 125 years‼️
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"To all the people who let this election break up families & friends-I think the last civil conversations we had occurred just days before November 8, 2016. You were supremely confident Hillary Clinton would win the presidential election; And [then] you lost your freaking minds!"
"I knew you would take the loss hard-& personally-since all of you were super jacked-up to elect the first woman president. I did not imagine you would become totally deranged, attacking anyone who voted for Trump as a racist, sexist, misogynistic, homophobic Nazi-sympathizer."
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0. Redoing earlier thread as after discussion with @AngryBlackLady, @memnosoncos, and others I’ve agreed that while the original hashtag speaks to earlier self-definition, it’s better to use #ExForcedBirth as a clear rejection of the false “pro-life” framing.

#Exvangelical
1. When you grow up evangelical, you have the message that “abortion is murder” and “a literal holocaust” pounded into your head from early childhood. For many in the #Exvangelical community, men and women, these extremist lies can be very hard to shake.

#ExForcedBirth #Resist
2. Even the brilliant @rachelheldevans, who recently died far too young, could only bring herself to argue against single-issue voting on abortion and that it was hardly pro-life to support so many inhumane policies while being anti-choice

rachelheldevans.com/blog/pro-life-…

#ExForcedBirth
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(Thread) EVERYONE should read this book.

Vladimir Bukovsky is a former Soviet Dissident who spent 10 years in a Gulag. He moved to England after fleeing the Soviet Union and became one of the main leaders in the anti-Soviet Movement.

amazon.com/Judgment-Mosco…
2. He was given access to the KGB Archives when the wall fell, and he went in with a scanner and copied a LOT of files.

Bukovsky's main point is that the "West" failed when they didn't hold trials like we did with the Nazis. It let the Powers stay in power.
3. Disclaimer: Bukovsky is a Conservative, and this book mostly targets the Soviet attempts to influence the left.

Buy this book
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Everyone has activities that we engage in when we’re stressed out

Therapists talk about a toolbox. It’s a compartment inside your brain where you can keep these activities or “tools”.
Tools can be positive or negative. They can work or backfire.

Knowing what tools are and what you can do to lessen the stress of The Trump era makes #TheResistance stronger, more effective and powerful.
Positive tools are:
- cooking
- reading,
- protesting
-writing MOC
- gardening
- exercising
- blast music
- feed a homeless person
- random act of kindness
- self talk
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𝗧𝗵𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱 | 𝗗𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗱 𝗝. 𝗧𝗿𝘂𝗺𝗽: 💰𝗕𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗗𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗮𝗿 𝗟𝗼𝘀𝗲𝗿

#BillionDollarLoser #TrumpTaxes #TrumpIsAFraud #Trump #TheResistance #BiggestLoserTrump #ImpeachTrump #QAnon #MAGA #WWG1WGA
Decade in the Red | Trump Tax Figures Show Over $1B in Business Losses: May 7, 2019

nyti.ms/2H7zUYT via @nytimes
#BillionDollarLoser #TrumpTaxes #TrumpIsAFraud #Trump #TheResistance #BiggestLoserTrump #ImpeachTrump #QAnon #MAGA #WWG1WGA
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