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🚨THREAD, recapping #MadamSpeaker's 🔥🔥🔥 press conference after the 1st #ImpeachmentHearings dealt a major blow to Trump.

Addressing action by House Dems for veterans, bigger paychecks, lower drug costs, & more – she also explained the duty of Congress to #DefendOurDemocracy.
Mincing no words, #MadamSpeaker was clear that the "devastating testimony" from both a career official at the State Dept. and Trump's own Ambassador to Ukraine "corroborated evidence of bribery" and obvious abuses of power shown in the WH's own memo of Trump's call with Zelensky.
As House Democrats continue to uphold their constitutional duty to #DefendOurDemocracy, they continue to work on behalf of the American people – including our veterans whom we honored as a grateful nation on #VeteransDay Monday and whom Democrats honor everyday with good policy.
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On Nov 11th, we celebrate #VeteransDay, to commemorate the date the first world war ended, November 11, 1918.

We plant flags, we salute the troops, we repeat empty phrases.

What we never do, is analyze our wars.

World War I was a disaster for America and the Western World.
As 🇬🇧 was struggling to defeat Germany, a deal was made between British Empire & World J👀wry.

If J👀ws can drag 🇺🇸 into war, and win, Britain will give PaIestine to J👀ws (at time controlled by Ottomans).

The deal, written by the RothschiIds, became the "Balfour Declaration."
At once, this "internationaI cIique" got their people on the inside of the Woodrow Wilson administration to lobby for war.

Wilson, who promised the American people "non-intervention," caved.

Wilson's top advisors?

Stephen Wise
Louis Brandeis
Samuel Untermyer
Bernard Baruch
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Today, a group of Veterans was forced to celebrate #VeteransDay in Mexico because our nation's government deported them, forbidding them from setting foot in the nation they risked their lives to defend.…
I refuse to let them believe that everyone in government has forsaken them.

So I crossed the border to Tijuana to spend #VeteransDay with them, recognizing the sacrifices they made for the country they love.
This is Parque de la Amistad, or Friendship Park, on the border between Mexico and the United States where family members on either side can reach through the wall to greet each other.
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1/ This #VeteransDay, here's a look back at some of our most notable veterans coverage from recent years ...
2/ In April, @Jasper_Craven reported that as the VA has become an increasingly attractive target for corporate lobbying, former Rep. Jeff Miller has emerged as a one-man gatekeeping operation.…
3/ In 2018, @jasper_craven and @suzannecgordon found that private companies are racing to develop treatments for a massive surge in veterans’ PTSD.

Meanwhile, some psychiatrists are warning it’s junk science.…
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From '13-'17 there was a wave of Human-Centered Design work at the @DeptVetAffairs to reorient the agency toward the ppl they serve: veterans + their families. The outputs are scattered + hard to find.

I pulled them into an open Google folder.

Thread 1/…
While this work was originally done to improve service-delivery at the VA, the work could be valuable to anyone (1) trying to better serve our nation’s veterans and their families, or (2) people aiming to bring a more human-centered approach to their organization(s). 2/
This work was done by several teams at VA, most notably: the VA Center for Innovation (VACI), the Veteran’s Experience Office (VEO), and the U.S. Digital Service (@USDS)

Some of it continues.

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@POTUS has set them up yet again with his 4D Chess
Mark My Words!

♟”No one is above the law!” [they] continue to yell

♟Our President will be repeating this words back to EACH of these #DeepState Circus Clowns 🤡

It’s All They Ever Say👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼
♟He waits as they back themselves into corner...AGAIN

♟Will he then release THEIR CALL TRANSCRIPTS?

♟Can you just imagine their reactions?🤯
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"He got booed at the World Series. He got booed at UFC. He was looking for vets to use as a cudgel, as a place where he wouldn’t be booed. But we’re not a monolith."

Nationalism isn’t patriotism. Bigotry isn’t service. It’s our duty to say so💢#VetsVsHate…
Today was hard on a few levels but I’m so proud of showing up with other vets I admire today, re-upping #VetsVsHate

#VeteransDay is always a mixed bag. To my fellow veterans, I can’t say enough how much I believe in us.
I believe in us not being disposable or another afterthought of a statistic. I believe in us not being grifted & exploited by *any* politician or white nationalists. I believe in our worth & complexities beyond plastic faux-patriotism.
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#QAlert 11/11/19 this will be my thread on all #QAnon posts for Monday, November 11, 2019. Praying for all of our Veterans on this Veterans Day.

Let’s Goooo!
@POTUS #VeteransDay #veteransday2019 #WWG1WGA
#QAlert 11/11/19 Q3576


@POTUS #VeteransDay #veteransday2019 #WWG1WGA
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“For too long a time, they stood in a chill wind, as if on a winter night's watch. And in that night, their deeds spoke to us, but we knew them not. And their voices called to us, but we heard them not.”

“Yet in this land that God has blessed, the dawn always at last follows the dark, and now morning has come. The night is over. We see these men and know them once again -- and know how much we owe them, how much they have given us, and how much we can never fully repay.”

“And not just as individuals but as a nation, we say we love you.”

President Ronald Reagan

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As we take a moment this #VeteransDay to honor those who served, and reflect on the costs of that service, I want to discuss an issue we've covered at length at @TaskandPurpose this past year: the Feres Doctrine.
The 1950 legal rule bars service members and their families from suing the government in cases of negligence or wrongdoing: from training incidents; to workplace violence; sexual assault; and medical malpractice.

That description hardly captures the scope of it.
Last week I spoke with the parents of a Navy Corpsman who died following a shoulder surgery. The operation was a success, but according to his parents' lawsuit, his doctors repeatedly ignored complaints that his pain meds weren't working, and continued to up the dosage.
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Today is #VeteransDay, the day where our Nation honors the women and men who have stepped forward and answered when our nation has called.
As such, we owe them and their families a depth of gratitude for their sacrifice and dedication to the principles of our country, which extends beyond platitudes. They will hear the saying, “Thank you for your service” many times today.
While this is a more than appropriate expression of gratitude encourage you all to do more. I encourage you thank a veteran through your actions as well as your words. Remember, these men and women have sacrificed some of the best years of their lives on our behalf.
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This #VeteransDay I have a way for you to thank me for my service.

Toxic Burn Pit Exposure is my generation's Agent Orange.

Please watch this video and visit to learn more about the Burn Pit Registry and how you can help us pass legislation to help us.
What is a burn pit?

During the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, government contractors burned up to 227 metric tons of hazardous waste.

Items burned included batteries, medical waste, plastics, ammunition, rubber, chemicals, and much more.
What is in the smoke?

2, 3, 7, 8 TCDD
Halogenated Dioxins

(This entered our lungs)
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It’s finally here.

The one day when I might avoid being called a traitor to this nation for refusing to worship a criminal who dodged the draft.

For all you Trump supporters who say “don’t politicize Veterans Day” — I say this:

I’m a #Veteran, and I’ll do whatever I damn well please on #VeteransDay.

You people spend 364 days out of the year calling Veterans who stand up to Trump, “traitors.”

Today, I get to speak.
So here’s my message to all of you Trump supporters who look the other way when he trashes our heroes in uniform:

Until you understand what we served and respect that service—don’t thank us for it.

Just enjoy your hamberder and shut up.

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Today is Veterans Day. As a veteran, the last few years have been hard to watch with someone in the Oval Office who has a long track record of insulting and defrauding those of us who have served in uniform. I want people to talk about that today... (thread)

In 2015, at the start of his campaign, Trump mocked the late Sen. John McCain for being a prisoner of war: "He's a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren't captured."…
In 2016, Trump skipped a GOP primary debate to host a stated fundraiser for veterans. His campaign took the more than $2.82m raised and improperly spent most of it. This week, a judge ordered Trump to pay $2m to charities he was supposedly supporting:…
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In all that we do, be the kind of American worth fighting for to thank Veterans!


Much love & respect to all who served.
God bless.
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Secret History:

Cecil Rhodes, The Round Tables, and the Oligarchs Secret Plot To Start WW1 - by James Corbett

NOBODY fought for "Freedom & Democracy" in WW1.
They fought for the Oligarchs & Corporate Power.

Just like EVERY other War in History, WW1 was sold to the public with NOTHING BUT Lies

WW1 was fought for Money & Power.
Same as every other War in History

Hidden History: The Secret Origins of the First World War…

The Cecil Rhodes Cabal were worried that German industrialisation threatened their power

Navies were converting to run on oil instead of coal.
Oil discovered near Mosul.
Germans building the Berlin-Baghdad Railway.…

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I'm on a plane bound from Honolulu to Dallas. The pilot just notified passengers that we will be traveling with the remains of a U.S. veteran who fought in the Korean War.
I don't have a lot of details. But it's important to note that this is a common and important occurrence as America continues to identify and send home its fallen service members from the Korean War. The U.S. military lab that does so is here in Hawaii.
We're told a ceremony is planned upon arrival in Texas. At least one soldier in dress uniform is aboard this flight.
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Some of the amazing items you can bid on NOW at the Veterans Day celebrity @ebay auction to build specially-designed mortgage-free homes for wounded veterans via @HomesForOurTrps include....
2/ Bid on Lunch for Two with @mradamscott at Jon & Vinny's in Hollywood!

@HomesForOurTrps #HFOT #celebrityauction #Veteransday…
3/ Bid on an Autographed Copy of New Children's Book Series, Hope, by @Alyssa_Milano!

@HomesForOurTrps #HFOT #celebrityauction #Veteransday…
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@HoarseWisperer @TheLoveBel0w i dunno. seems like the kurds are panicking. has anyone tried sending them memes of nancy clapping to remind them we have a really good plan and everything is under control?
@HoarseWisperer @TheLoveBel0w if a reporter who is known to be a mouthpiece of the white house, breaks a story pf a video that makes the president look like an assassin instead of a bumbling idiot, and will inspire violence towards people speaking out against him, i might not share it. thats just me tho
@HoarseWisperer @TheLoveBel0w [at a bar at 12:30 on a sat night]

her: ur fav position?

me: what? lol i just met u

her: WEAK ur a chicken shit

me: fine if ur making me pick, reverse cowgirl

her: WEAK face to face eye contact is where its at. makes it million times sexier UR LAME loser

[her 2 hours later]
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Thread by @LJT_is_me: "Really important! California Montana New Jersey Alabama South Dakota Mississippi New Mexico Mississippi Iowa Your free begins with making your voice heard! I want everyone to make their voice heard. That said, If they are liste […]"…
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Trump: Day 694
-Most Every Org Under Investigation
-Celebrates Americans Losing Jobs
-Zinke Resigning Amid Investigations
-Nielsen & Ross May Depart by EOY
-"In No Hurry" 2 Denuclearize NoKo
-Visits Nat'l Cemetery 36 Days Late
-"It's Been a Bad Week 4 Individual 1"
Day 799 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
Day 650 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.

The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
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Joe Biden celebrated #VeteransDay by giving a medal to a war criminal responsible for exploding the number of wounded veterans.
Another article about Biden being against desegregation in the 70s.…
When a career corporatist politician says that they deserve the presidency because they are the most qualified or have the most experience, the experience they have is usually a long list of how to be a horrible person.
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Today, the @TXSBOE will hear public testimony on eliminating Helen Keller, Hillary Clinton and dozens of other people from the state's history curriculum.

Follow me for live tweets from the debate and read this for background:… #txlege #txed
@TXSBOE And we're off!

The @TXSBOE has gaveled in. Chair Bahorich says live stream is down, so I'm glad I'm here in person!

First up today is public testimony on the changes to the social studies curriculum. 35 people have signed up to speak. #txlege #txed
@TXSBOE Some curriculum changes have gotten more attention than others.

Yes, Helen Keller and Hillary Clinton (both recommended, not required, to be taught) are on the chopping block.

But there are DOZENS of other proposed changes too.… #txlege
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