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mainly macro: A government out of control mainlymacro.blogspot.com/2021/06/a-gove…
A #government out of control
The commitment that the #UK government gives 0.7% of its GDP as overseas aid is enshrined in law. #Johnson’s government decided to cut this to 0.5%, but didn’t need to put this to parliament because the cut was supposed to be temporary.
A large number of Conservative MPs were unhappy with this, and wanted to use parliament to reverse this cut. The parliament’s #speaker ruled their attempt invalid, but requested the #government to allow a vote on the issue. The government refused.
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Thread by @mojos55: A polling firm linked to #Brexiteer Nigel #Farage faces scrutiny over a short-lived company that its owner used to do political work for Farage’s party and the 12 million-pound ($15.5 million) ca...… threadreaderapp.com/thread/1388436…
A polling firm linked to #Brexiteer Nigel #Farage faces scrutiny over a short-lived company that its owner used to do political work for Farage’s party and the 12 million-pound ($15.5 million) campaign he fronted to leave the European Union, according to records and interviews.
As part of a broader probe, investigators for the U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office are seeking details behind more than £186,000s in payments made by #Farage’s U.K. #Independence Party (#UKIP) to an entity established by the head of the polling firm Survation.
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Britain’s #Political #Media Corruption: A Coalition of the Guilty – Byline Times bylinetimes.com/2021/04/26/bri…
From #Leveson to #Brexit, phone-hacking to #CambridgeAnalytica, Peter Jukes sees a consistent theme – parties on the run from the rule of law. And how Dominic #Cummings could end the cycle of corruption

During the current furore over leaks from Number 10,
and the apparent internecine warfare between Boris #Johnson and his former senior advisor Dominic #Cummings, one piece of information emerged which, if true, does a lot to explain the current febrile state of British politics.
According to Caroline Wheeler and Gabriel Pogrund
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1. "Yesterday was such a frustrating day that by evening I had to go to bed with chest pains..."

Thread. What is a #Hybrid #VotingMachine & Why Do I Care?

lulufriesdat.medium.com/yesterday-was-…
#SMARTelections #ElectionProtection
2. "It started out a good day. The day before I celebrated my 14th anniversary with my husband. The cherry blossom tree we planted in the backyard was exploding in pink taffy balls, and the smell of the lilies he got me floated through the living room as I walked to my desk."
3. "From there it went downhill pretty quickly ... For the last 2 years, I have been trying to protect New York voters, and voters across the country from a particularly “bad” type of voting machine known as a “hybrid”.

What is a “hybrid” voting machine?"
#Hacking #Voting
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Let’s talk about the economy.
You agree: “A logical next step.”
Would you mind if I’m blunt?
“Fire away.”
It’s shit.
“The economy?”
Yes.
“Well, that is blunt.”

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#economy
#society
#talk
You ponder for a moment, then ask, “Is this another of your enemies?”
The economy?
“Yes.”
An enemy to humanity and the biological world?
“Yes.”
I hope, by the time this thread is complete, you’ll tell me.

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#society
We’re talking about the supply-and-demand, producer/consumer, deregulated/lightly-touched, invisibly-handed, limited-resource-distributing, market-based economy that prevails across much of the world.

“And it’s all entirely shit?”
Well, perhaps I need to qualify that.

3/52
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How #American #Elections Work: A Thread👇

The #TrumpCampaign and its allies have filed #lawsuits to try to block some key states from certifying #Election2020results results that show #Democrat @JoeBiden defeating President @realDonaldTrump.
After #ElectionNight , certifying the #results is a step #states take so that winners can be officially #confirmed. The @AP and other #media outlets on Saturday declared @JoeBiden the #WINNER of the #PresidentialElection2020
after analyses concluded that @RealdonqldTrump couldn’t gain enough votes from remaining ballots to surpass @JoeBiden.
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كان مشاهد ومستغرب لي ان معظم استطلاعات الرأي تذكر وتسجل فارق كبير بين بايدن وترامب لصالح بايدين قبل الانتخابات الان اتضح لي هو ايحاء العامه بذلك قبل انتهاء لانتخابات لان الامر مرتب بفوز بايدن بهذا الفرق حسب ارقام السابقه والانتخابات السابقه والبيانات الانتخابية السابقة المعده
لكن ترامب استطاع خلال اسابيع قبل الانتخابات ان يحشد جمهوره وبشكل اكبر مما توقعوا لذلك فاجاءهم ذلك لذا تم التوقف من اكمال فرز التصويت عندما تقدم ترامب ولم يستطيعوا تغطية الفارق قبل انهاء فرز ما لديهم
لذا اعتقد قاموا بطبع الفارق او احضارها من امكان اخرى وهذا برأيي الذي سيسبب فضحهم لان العمليات السابقة كانت مرتبه بشكل ما حتى لا يتم كشفها اما الكتروني او وبيانات او بشكل اخر ، بالنهاية ستتضح الامور وسيكتشف اكبر فضيحه انتخابية في تاريخ امريكا
والنصر #لترامب في الاخير 😎
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2 dozen senior Trump admin officials fear he'll use gov't power to refuse to leave office or "create favorable terms for negotiating his exit." They worry too about foreign adversaries using the internet to undermine the election. thread> nytimes.com/2020/10/30/opi…
NYT sources: most senior officials w/ Senate-confirmed jobs, regular access to Trump & highest-level briefings; some still serving. Several are currently in Intel, law enforcement, nat'l security & are focused on violent, far-right white supremacy groups encouraged by Trump.
Officials: "in 1st debate, when the president offered one of the most astonishing performances of any leader in modern American history--bullying, ridiculing, manic, boasting, fabricating, relentlessly interrupting & talking over his opponent: that’s really him.... That’s Trump.”
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Nov 2020 update!!

Guide to access/explore/viz #open US political data -- election returns, political ideos, historical congress compositions, .. !

bit.ly/2TvZk7V

Thanks to open govt data via @DailyKos, #tidycensus, #Rvoteview, @MEDSL!

#rstats big-viz thread
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Nine US states have NOT VOTED for a Democratic Presidential candidate since LBJ. bit.ly/31Q3trT
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The Deep South’s collective enthusiasm for FDR in the 30’s (per vote share) has only been matched historically by the Mountain West’s enthusiasm for William Jennings Bryant in the election of 1896. !?
bit.ly/2HIOzfy
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We need to talk about just how corrupt we've allowed #democracy in #America to become, to the point it isn't democracy in many respects. And we need to stop #partisan squabbling and get to fixing it before we end up a one-party state, like #China. Thread👇
on.theatln.tc/0OHoWpT
In 2019, writing the decision for Common Cause v. Rucho, Chief Justice Roberts closed off the federal courts as an avenue for addressing partisan #gerrymandering, instead telling citizens to propose state constitutional amendments.
In many states, with statehouses #gerrymandered beyond reach of the people, or otherwise beholden to special interests, these citizen-amendments are the only avenue left for addressing #democracy reform and other policy concerns.
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Secret campaigns used to pump millions into political advertising during 2019 #election, new study finds

Total of 46 different online advertising campaigns were registered during last year’s campaign Jon Stone@joncstoneSunday
Secretive “outrider” campaigns with no clear agenda were used to pump millions of pounds of #political advertising directly into people's homes during the 2019 #election, a new study has found. Academics studying the election found that official adverts placed by political
parties constituted just a “fraction” of the total advertising spend on platforms like #Facebook and #Google.Their study identified that a total of 46 different online advertising campaigns were registered during the election campaign,
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#OpEd on the #CoronaVirus in the #UK: @michael75lewis

The #Covid19 pandemic is widely out of control around the world, where countries had a degree of success in stemming it’s rapid spread, they were led by women or took a truly ‘whatever it takes’ approach to solving the issue. Image
But even those countries are now struggling to contain the virus.

In the UK, @BorisJohnson implemented the full national #lockdown in March - I myself have been #shielding since the 20th of March and although shielding was paused on the 1st of August - I have continued to
(mostly) shield since - I have only been out for urgent medical treatment and a few basic supplies - because of having brittle #asthma I cannot return to work or spend time out in the community until it is safe to do so.

The lockdown was lifted too quickly, @RishiSunak stated in
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@BylineTimes All of this is much more than water under the bridge. Alexander #Nix may be barred as a company director – having allegedly taken $8 million out of the company shortly before it filed for #insolvency
but the people who worked for #CambridgeAnalytica and #AIQ are still working on political campaigns on both sides of the Atlantic, using the same set of psychographic #targeting techniques and the same, or enhanced, #datasets.
And the people who employed these companies to use their dark arts on #US and #UK #voters have faced virtually no consequences. In fact, Dominic #Cummings now exercises unprecedented powers as Boris ##Johnson’s most senior adviser.
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POLL: #JoeBiden holds an overall 6-point lead among registered #Voters in the Rust Belt (#Iowa, #Michigan, #Minnesota, #Ohio, #Pennsylvania, and #Wisconsin) according to an #EpochTimes poll. (Thread👇) theepochtimes.com/poll-biden-ahe…
However, among likely voters with no undecideds, the race between #Trump and #Biden tightens to nearly dead-even (48.7% to 48.6%), fueled by greater enthusiasm among #TrumpSupporters.

The difference in enthusiasm for the candidates is significant.
“In typical election years, extreme enthusiasm gaps this large can prove very consequential to turnout,” Big Data Poll Director Rich Baris said in a statement.

“It’s unclear whether widespread changes to mail-in voting this year will help blunt the effects of that enthusiasm.”
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The Epoch Times National Poll was conducted by Big Data Poll and interviewed 2,169 likely #Voters nationwide sourced via voter file-verified online survey panels from Aug. 26 to Aug. 30, 2020.

Here were the findings (Thread👇) theepochtimes.com/epoch-times-na…
“Mr. Biden’s edge with seniors has slipped, and the president is outperforming his minority vote share from 2016 by a modest but statistically significant degree.”

#JoeBiden holds a potentially dwindling lead over President Trump, and voters expect the incumbent to win.
#Biden leads among female voters 49% compared to Trump at 35%, while Trump leads with male voters 46% to 41%.

In rural America, where #Voters are currently the most enthusiastic about voting in November, the president leads 52% to 36%.
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This #Thread the most important one I have ever written. #BidenHarris2020Landslide could be the difference between life and death for me and countless other #disabled people. #CripTheVote #ByeDon2020
Can anyone guarantee if heaven forbid #Tre45on wins I won't be thrown in a camp cause I'm #Muslim #Jersey girl? It breaks my heart that this meeting is being framed as negative or shady. #DisabilityTwitter #GH fam you know me I can't keep a secret and I was never asked to.
I am proud to work with #BidenHarris to #BeatTrump like a drum and I have no doubt they are equally proud to work with me a multiple minority. @JoeBiden & @KamalaHarris's campaign took the time to sit down with me and my community. #CripTheVote #ByeDon2020
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1/ .@TulsiGabbard's announcement: ★ The best way I can be of service at this time is: ✪ to continue to work for the health & well-being of the #People of Hawaii & our country in #Congress; ✪ to stand ready to serve in uniform should the Hawaii #NationalGuard be activated
@TulsiGabbard 2/ …★ Democratic Primary #Voters have chosen Biden to be the person who will take on Trump; ★ I may #Not agree with Biden on every #Issue, but I’m confident that he will lead our country guided by the spirit of #Aloha...
@TulsiGabbard 3/ ★ I offer my full support to Biden in his quest to bring our country #Together. ★ I will continue to advocate for a 21st century foreign policy, one that’s based on mutual respect & #Cooperation.
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Today we released research that reveals the political views of #GenZ shows a vast gender divide that will have significant implications for #election2020.

Here are a few major takeaways. #Thread
IGNITE partnered with Dr. Melissa Deckman @MelissaDeckman of Washington College to survey a nationally representative sample of more than 2,200 Americans aged 18-23 in the summer of 2019.
One, for the first time in American history, Gen Z women will surpass their male peers in terms of political engagement. The #politicalpower of these young women will be an asset to candidates who actively engage this demographic.
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#Security for #Election2020 is at stake right now.
1) #ElectionSecurity is for our national defense. It is worth investing in.
2) If we do not have security REQUIREMENTS w/funding some states will spend poorly. That is bad for tax payers & bad for voters. #SMARTelections
At our #Senate briefing on #ElectionSecurity we brought national experts on #computer systems, #security and #audits together to demonstrate why it's critically important that congressional funding for election security includes REQUIREMENTS for security.
smartelections.us/congressional-…
3/ How EASY is it to change election results? #Princeton Prof of #Computer Science AndrewApppel says it's basic. Voting machines are computers. Computers can be programmed to run malware. It could be done w/ a USB stick & via modem.
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Securing America’s Elections Part II: Oversight of Government Agencies #ElectionSecurity hearings supposed to be starting now by the House #JudiciaryCommittee
Strong priorities stated by #MattMasterson from @CISAgov but a focus on detecting interference will not detect insider rigging.
@CISAgov @EACgov Hovland saying states do not have the resources they need to protect #elections. And Election Assistance Commission budget is less than some cities spend on potholes.
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2019 presidential #elections in #Afghanistan
IEC Launches Voter Registration Process ariananews.af/iec-launches-v…

“The voter registration sites will remain open from 7 am until 4 pm and the process will end on June 28th,” said Hawa Alam Nuristani, the chairwoman of IEC.
Presidential Candidates Reject Negotiating in ARG
ariananews.af/presidential-c…

Presidential candidates are not ready to negotiate with President Ghani on the circumstances of his tenure extension in the Presidential Palace (ARG).
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With the resurgence of the mad boys and girls in red berets and red overalls it looks like all the inroads we had made upto now towards a #TwoPartyState is starting to be eroded.
#SADecides2019
The Radicals in @EFFSouthAfrica and the Nationalists in @VFPlus (both with 68 seats) gained much ground here plus the accumulated votes of the Mickey Mouse Parties (18 seats) didn't do any good to the beloved @Our_DA losing in total 88 seats combined.
SAD 😔!
Also exposed was the fact that we are not as such an equal society as we thought we are
The @IECSouthAfrica #ElectionNight Map shows how divided our society still is with @Our_DA more prevalent in colored communities as whilst @MYANC strong as expected in predominantly BlackAreas
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