1. Daily Caller & Politico are reporting that Brad Parscale was pushing Trump to join Parler to build up a presence in case he got banned

Trump never went for it & I'm not surprised, why would the kid from Queens who is desperate for mainstream approval go to a smaller platform?
2. Donald Trump was so desperate for the approval of the wealthy and powerful in Manhattan that instead of going with his dad's highly profitable business model of lower income housing he went for the gold and glitz of 5th avenue.
3. Despite calling it fake news, Donald Trump wants nothing more than to be on A1 of the NYT, he wants to be liked by the people in Manhattan who never approved of him

Trump & his allies could have started his own social media company and/or news network by now, but they haven't
4. He wants to be retweeted by reporters & other prominent figures. Will he go to Parler now? Perhaps, he doesn't have a choice. But for all the love he has of his rallies, he still wants to be talked about by the people who will never approve of him.

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11 Jan
1. Ali Alexander, who is the leader of "Stop The Steal" and one of the organizers of the insurrection, has had his Twitter account permanently suspended.

Alexander said yesterday that his PayPal and Venmo accounts were shut down as well. Image
2. Ali Alexander says that several members of congress helped him in the planning to place "maximum pressure" on Congress.

He said those members are @RepGosar, @RepMoBrooks
and @RepAndyBiggsAZ.

In the screenshot below that Congressman Gosar tags him in his tweet. Image
3. Ali Alexander is now on Instagram pleading for funding to get 24/7 security. Image
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10 Jan
Some fashion magazine news....

1. The February Vogue cover featuring VP-elect Kamala Harris has been widely criticized on social media this evening

But according to a source familiar with the publication plans, this is not the cover that the Vice President-elect's team expected Image
2. In the cover that they expected, Vice President-elect Harris was wearing a powder blue suit. That was the cover that the Vice President-elect's team and the Vogue team, including Anna Wintour, mutually agreed upon...which is standard for fashion magazines.
3. To be clear, this Vogue cover of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is real.

It's just that per a source familiar, this is not the cover that was mutually agreed upon. The agreed upon cover had VP-elect Harris in a powder blue suit.

So folks feel blindsided this evening. Image
Read 4 tweets
4 Jan
1. Vultures aren't adorable and don't exactly have a great rep, but if we lose them, the impact on our ecosystems and OUR LIVES will be devastating.

Many vultures are critically endangered.

Look at what happened in India when they lost their vultures.

2. In Kenya, some farmers retaliate against lions who kill cows by sprinkling the carcasses with poison. The lions come back to feed and end up dying.

Kenya has just 2,500 lions left.

The vultures who feed on the carcass after also get poisoned and die.
3. In July 2012, 191 vultures died after feasting on an elephant that had been poached and then sprinkled with poison in a Zimbabwean national park. A year later roughly 500 vultures were killed after feeding on a poison-laced elephant in Namibia.

Read 4 tweets
4 Jan
1. This is horrible...

A South African woman named Emma Rogers went to an abusive, exploitative elephant park in SA called "Adventures with Elephants" and was allowed to do pull-ups on an elephant's tusks

Emma's IG: bit.ly/3b3Lzah
Adventures IG: bit.ly/3hFPJGK
2. Then, when Emma Rogers was called out on this abusive and exploitative behavior towards this elephant, she didn't apologize or back down.

She doubled down saying that anyone shaming her is uneducated.

Emma's IG: bit.ly/3b3Lzah
Adventures IG: bit.ly/3hFPJGK
3. Adventures with Elephants is one of those fake sanctuaries that pretends to care about the welfare of animals but actually exploits and abuses them for profit. There are many of them in South Africa and Southeast Asia.

Adventures IG: bit.ly/3hFPJGK
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3 Jan
1. One of the most incredible things in nature is the birth of an elephant. The herd gathers around, trumpeting in celebration & protecting the baby.

This herd was celebrating until they realized the baby was stillborn...and then they moved into a posture reserved for mourning.
2. The way in which elephants mourn their dead is a sight to behold. The elephant's herd will gather around quietly fanning their ears and touching the body of their dead family member. They will do this for extended periods of time, not just a minute or two.
3. What's really remarkable is that other herds visit dead elephants bodies & mourn. This herd was one of several which visited the body of a famous matriarch named Victoria after she died.

You can see secretions from their temporal glands indicating a high state of emotion.
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1 Jan
1. Some New Year's Eve gratitude...

Every time I have a GoFundMe or some other fundraising campaign, my followers always step up.

In March, when everyone was still bleary-eyed from the pandemic, you all donated $1,144,330 to my @gofundme to give grants to tipped/hourly workers.
2. You all did this simply in response to my thread on Twitter.

It's always like magic to me that I just get to tweet out a thread and people will donate to causes that I highlight.

It's such an honor.

3. But it's not just with @gofundme's...earlier this year I started sending Venmos and CashApps to people in need and I noticed that every single time my followers would go through the replies as well and give money...more than I could ever give.

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