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Jan 3 3 tweets 1 min read
A full year after the 1/6 riot at the Capitol, the total number of indictments from the Biden DOJ for insurrection, sedition or treason is the same number as Americans indicted by Mueller for criminally conspiring with Russia over the 2016 election:

ZERO.
This is what makes the 1/6 Congressional Committee such an abuse of power, likely unconstitutional:

There's no pretense they're investigating US citizens to aid in the lawmaking function. It's to supplement the DOJ criminal investigation because they're unhappy with the results.
Congress has no power to investigate the political activities and associations of US citizens in order to run a parallel criminal probe. The Supreme Court chided Congress twice for that during the McCarthy era. The 1/6 Committee itself is undemocratic:

greenwald.substack.com/p/civil-libert…

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Jan 20
Congress's 1/6 Committee Claims Absolute Power as it Investigates Citizens With No Judicial Limits

greenwald.substack.com/p/congresss-16…
The Committee plotted with JPMorgan Chase and its lawyer, former Obama AG Loretta Lynch, to obtain a citizen's financial records with no possibility of judicial review.

Then the Committee told a court it is not bound by any limits that the FBI and other agencies must observe.
Congress's 1/6 Committee has been secretly obtaining private information about US citizens en masse: telephone records, email logs, browsing history, banking transactions. And it has done so without safeguards: no judicial oversight, warrants, legal limitations of any kind.
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Jan 20
It's nothing short of stunning how the US Govt continues to convince its journalists that its motive in places like Ukraine is to defend democracy when -- leaving aside from the coup the US engineered in Ukraine -- the US props up the tyrants of Saudi Arabia, UAE and Egypt.
The second you step outside the US and speak with people who haven't been drowned in this propaganda their whole lives, they immediately see it. Here's a mainstream Brazilian reporter with Globo, @gugachacra, pointing this out. How do they manage to obscure this in the US??? Image
"Yes, we go around the world toppling governments at will and propping up the most savage tyrannies -- and we have for decades -- yet you will tell Americans that our motive is always to side with pro-democracy forces and protect and defend freedom."

How does this still work???
Read 6 tweets
Jan 20
It's sad when even CIA rejects the media's fun, deranged conspiracy about Russia using secret 24th Century technology to destroy American brains.

The reality is this came from CIA and these NBC spokespeople: to claim Trump was allowing Russia to do it. Now it's no longer needed.
For years, the liberal sector of the corporate media mindlessly ratified and dramatized this moronic conspiracy theory about Russia's brain weapons.

See this thread: as always, disinformation comes *most* from the corporate outlets claiming to combat it:

I've been writing for years about all the evidence proving how dumb and irrational was this CIA/NBC/CNN/ Russiagate conspiracy. Last October, we produced how the fraud evolved. NBC was really the leader. Look what they did. Really, look how they behave:

rumble.com/vndi1n-the-lat…
Read 8 tweets
Jan 19
Imprison your political enemies under sedition laws. Prosecute journalists for treason. Failing that, use state power to coerce Silicon Valley oligarchs to censor and ban your enemies from speaking on the internet*.

(*To save democracy and fight fascism)
This fascist woman calling for the treason prosecution of Tucker Carlson as a Russian agent (☝️) isn't just some random internet nut. She's a former Clinton WH official who worked with Ukrainian officials in 2016 on behalf of DNC to dig up dirt on Trump:

politico.com/story/2017/01/…
The Espionage Act of 1917, one of the most repressive laws in US history, was enacted under Woodrow Wilson to imprison war opponents as spies.

That's what so many liberals want and think now: opposition to US confrontation with Moscow means you're a traitor and a Kremlin spy.
Read 4 tweets
Jan 19
Há algo que os jornalistas corporativos brasileiros e seus fãs – que seguem 2 estrelas da CNN no Twitter e lêem alguns artigos do NYT e pensam que sabem tudo sobre a política dos EUA – não entendem. Sua compreensão de "esquerda" e "direita" na política dos EUA é 100% falsa.
Teremos um vídeo com legendas em PT desta entrevista para que possa ver onde reside o sentimento anti-guerra nos EUA e onde reside o sentimento pró-guerra e imperialista (Democratas/CNN/NYT). Eu sei que não é o que ouve na Globo News, mas ainda é verdade.

Como disse, muitos jornalistas corporativos brasileiros – que nunca viveram ou trabalharam nos EUA – têm opiniões fortes mas falsas sobre o que são “esquerda” e “direita”. Enquanto os Democratas, NYT e CNN agitam o confronto com a Rússia, eis o que Tucker Carlson disse ontem:
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Jan 16
At 1 pm ET, we'll have a live episode of SYSTEM UPDATE on our Rumble channel to discuss the implications of Australia's deportation of the unvaccinated tennis star Novak Djokovic, with a focus on the major precedents and principles that were just upheld.

rumble.com/vsphzb-austral…
Note that Australian authorities acknowledged that Djokovic -- who had COVID in mid-December -- posed no threat to transmit the virus, and that he legally qualified for an exemption. He was deported solely due to comments he made in 2020 that implied skepticism about vaccines.
Many feel strongly about vaccines and hate the Unvaccinated. This had more to do with punishing the Unvaccinated than science. Australian immigration lawyers and civil rights activists -- hardly right-wing -- are warning how dangerous this precedent is:

theage.com.au/sport/dangerou…
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