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Feb 9 9 tweets 2 min read
Thank god almost no one in media is covering the undercount COVID-19 death toll, as we’re at 1.5 million Americans dead in 23 months and if that were widely known along with the fact that 3000 died just yesterday those “getting back to normal” thinkpieces would be harder to write
Also out of bounds would be those fabulous “grandma would have died pretty soon anyway” takes that make Twitter such a great place to be in the midst of thousands of Americans dying daily from a deadly virus
Apparently we’re not supposed to care about the elderly dying, or folks with comorbidities, or unvaccinated people, but unfortunately I do because of how I was raised

Also—fun fact—somewhere between 1 in 6 and 1 in 4 of those dying daily are vaccinated and “did everything right”
*Four surges* in a row now, we have belatedly bemoaned the fact that we “relaxed our guard too early” as if we are terminally incapable of learning this lesson

If the whole nation really took this thing *insanely* seriously for 30 days—which no, we haven’t ever done—it could end
So everyone in my feed and everywhere else on Twitter giving 1,000 reasons why *they specifically* shouldn’t have to take the pandemic hyper-seriously for 30 days right now creates the facepalm we all experience every 90 days with a new surge and new “we relaxed too early” mantra
If 1.5 million of your fellow Americans die in 23 months from a killer virus and your only reaction is to check the actuarial tables to see if the right or wrong people are dying and check your own level of risk you’ve already missed the point of the phrase “national emergency”
But my *biggest* concern is this: we’re told vaccinated Americans have done all we can and therefore deserve to go clubbing and whatnot, but in fact booster adoption *significantly* lags first-two-shots vaccination, which means overall we are getting *less* properly vaccinated
Those who tout vaccination rates as justifying a return to normality never talk about booster adoption rates, though the science says boosters are now necessary to fight Omicron and though we’ll shortly see Americans eligible for a second booster that even *fewer* people will get
So while during *this* surge it’s been mathematically sound to say that most of those dying—except for 16% to 25%—have been unvaccinated, with each new surge (caused by us prematurely relaxing) a higher and higher percentage of the dead will be those with two shots but no booster

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More from @SethAbramson

Feb 11
(🔐) MAJOR BREAKING NEWS: Trump Adviser and Ex-Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne Just Admitted Knowledge of a January 6 Coup Plot in a Videotaped Confession

This is the longest and most complex article that's ever appeared at PROOF. I hope you will RETWEET it.…
1/ I do not want to hide the ball here: you should expect that it will take a couple hours to fully read and process this breaking news report at PROOF. What is revealed here is astounding—and it requires careful analysis by both civilian readers and by federal investigators.
2/ I'll repeat here what I have long said (ever since PROOF was cited, by name, in the House January 6 Committee's report to Congress regarding referring Steve Bannon to DOJ for the federal charge of Contempt of Congress): the House's January 6 committee is aware of my research.
Read 18 tweets
Feb 10
BREAKING NEWS: Plot to Have Department of Homeland Security Seize Voting Machines Pre-January 6 Apparently Written By Giuliani Agent and Former DHS Employee Christina Bobb—Who Was Posing As An OANN "Journalist" on January 6 While Contacting DHS From Trump's Willard Hotel War Room
I think I've mentioned Christina Bobb about as much as any US journalist—and now you know why. She was Team Trump's conduit to DHS; had access to the Capitol on January 6 as a supposed "reporter" and therefore could send intel to Team Trump; and was lobbying DHS to aid in a coup.
(PS) I feel like #SubpoenaBobb should trend now.
Read 5 tweets
Feb 6
(🔓) RETRO UNLOCKED: The second edition of the RETRO Top NES Homebrews is here! New additions include:

💢 6 New Genre Sections
💢 50 More Ranked Games
💢 100+ Newly Assessed Games
💢 Much More!

I hope you'll read and RETWEET this for any gamers you know!…
1/ One addition I'm really excited about is notations ("🔹" and "🔸") for games that are either NEW to the ranking or have been RE-RANKED (respectively). This allows those who've read Vol. 1 of the ranking to quickly see the changes that have been made—and there are many of them!
2/ Upon request, there's an entirely new MULTIPLAYER ranking—with 29 games achieving main-ranking status already—and a section for ZAPPER games. The "Top 10 Overall" has also added two new games, and there's now developer information available for all Honorable Mention homebrews!
Read 8 tweets
Feb 5
(ICYMI) In case you missed it, here is the recent NYT story on one of the most dangerous men in America.…
My questions, on reading the article above:

1) Who was the intermediary who helped Flynn get to the Pentagon's civilian leadership?
2) Why is Ezra Cohen-Watnick's claim he declined Flynn credited so easily, when he seems to have remained on Team Kraken's list of presumed allies?
3) Cohen-Watnick's history is as one of Trump's most loyal toadies—which is why he was rewarded with a Pentagon job in the purge Ginni Thomas orchestrated.

What in his history made the NYT credulously report that when Flynn called him he immediately said, "The election is over!"
Read 6 tweets
Feb 5
BREAKING: Author of RNC Resolution Censuring Kinzinger/Cheney for Investigating January 6 Conspiracy and Calling Capitol Riot “Legitimate Political Discourse” Is David Bossie—Who Insurrectionist Charles Herbster Places in Trump’s Insurrection Eve War Room…
(PS) So a Trump agent who is a key witness in the January 6 federal criminal investigation and was appointed by Trump to the Defense Business Board alongside his business partner—former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski—authored a document *suborning domestic terrorism*.
(PS2) This is a very big deal. This confirms that individuals who are witnesses in the January 6 investigation and may have legal liability were behind trying to *punish and intimidate* the very people investigating January 6—which sure sounds like a possible federal crime to me.
Read 15 tweets
Feb 4
BREAKING NEWS: GOP Ceases to Be Political Party, Declares Violence and Sedition “Legitimate Political Discourse”

In a healthy democracy, the GOP—I mean the institution and its leadership, *not* its voters—would now be considered a terrorist organization.…
PS/ The Republican Party has today informed all of its officials, representatives, agents, voters and other adherents that if they commit acts of violence and/or sedition, the party will support them with institutional resources. I don’t know of any other way to define terrorism.
PS2/ This should be the last bus stop for any Republican politicians remaining who don’t support violence/sedition. At this point any pol who continues to maintain professional ties to the GOP is doing so knowing that that entity is indistinguishable from a domestic terror group.
Read 4 tweets

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