There is a lot of debate about Affirmative Action - government action to help bring African Americans up to the same level as their White counterparts. A lot of people, even some Democrats, argue that "I didn't enslave black people so why should I pay for what my ancestors did?"
Others argue that today's African Americans are not victims of slavery as they were never held as slaves themselves. These are flawed arguments because the entire point of Affirmative Action isn't to reward African Americans or to punish White people.
Affirmative Action isn't some scheme to to help any particular person or to punish any particular person. Affirmative Action is intended to "even the playing field". Slavery set African Americans back.
(THREAD) This is a thread on the significance of Trump’s admission yesterday.
Previously Trump had said that the infamous Trump Tower meeting was about "Adoptions".
Adoptions by U.S. parents of Russian children are banned by Russia in response to the Magnitsky Act, which are Sanctions against Russia.
This means that speaking about "Adoptions" means the meeting was about Russian Sanctions.
Yesterday Trump claimed that the Trump Tower meeting was in order to "get dirt" on Hillary Clinton. Trump Jr. knew he was getting dirt from Russians. This is illegal according to federal law 52 U.S.C. 30121, 36 U.S.C. 510 - Contributions and donations by foreign nationals.
As we all wish each other a Happy 4th of July today, let's not forget that there were 10s of millions of American men, women and children enslaved in this country.
So I dedicate this thread to Frederick Douglas by posting part of his famous Independence Day speech here.....
Frederick Douglas - July 5, 1852:
What, to the American slave, is your Fourth of July?"
I answer: a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim.
To him, your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty, an unholy license; your national greatness, swelling vanity; your sounds of rejoicing are empty and heartless; your denunciation of tyrants, brass-fronted impudence; your shouts of liberty and equality, hollow mockery;
With all of the rhetoric coming from Trump about trade deficits and tariffs, I thought I'd write a thread explaining why trade deficits are good and why taxing imports is a very bad idea that will lead to economic decline. (Thread)
For those of you who are unaware, a Trade Deficit means that your country is importing more value in goods than they are exporting. This means that your country is actually getting more imports in exchange for less exports. You are essentially getting more for your money!
America is one of the wealthiest nations in the world. We can afford nice things, and we can afford products which come from other nations which their consumers can not afford. Thus we import products from these nations.
Yesterday, the story below broke, which put former Trump Campaign Manager, Corey Lewandowski (@CLewandowski_) in the middle of a huge election scandal, in which he seems to have illegally gathered data from a covert Facebook group..... #TruthGate truthexam.com/2018/05/three-…
I have been in touch with Cyrus Massoumi of @TruthExam, who is the man behind the investigation. He has provided me w/ additional details & images, as well as unredacted versions of emails to the Special Counsel, and information directly from his source - a man name Robert Jeter.
Basically the operation was run by @CLewandowski_ and Trump quasi-adviser George Lombardi along with the administrator Robert Jeter, who operated this private Facebook group, called “Coalition Administrators” facebook.com/groups/donald.…
Coincidence or Conspiracy? Thanks to @Krassenstein for helping with this:
- June 9, 2016 - Infamous Trump Tower meeting, in which Russian Sanctions were discussed and Paul Manafort jotted down “133m shares”.
- June 12, 2016 - Julian Assange claims he has hacked Hillary's emails.
- June 13, 2016 - Felix Sater emails Michael Cohen about possibly meeting Putin
- June 14, 2016 - Congressman Dana Rohrabacher meets with Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya and then is denied a request by House Committee to show an Anti-Maginski act (Russian Sanction) video.
- July 6, 2016 - Guccifer 2.0 releases more hacked DNC emails.
- July 7, 2016 - Carter Page reached a deal with Russian State-run Oil company, Rosneft, that would give Trump the brokerage fees of a sale of 19% in the company in exchange for lifting sanctions (per Dossier).
Yesterday news broke that Ukrainian politician, Andrii Artemenko, would testify before Mueller’s grand jury. While it doesn’t seem significant on the surface, it really is quite huge. I'll explain why in this thread. Thanks in part to @Krassenstein for helping put this together.
As you may recall in yesterday’s thread, I explained the significance of @MichaelAvenatti’s photos depicting a man named Ahmed Al-Rumaihi at Trump Tower. That thread can be found here:
. Things get even more interesting though with yesterday’s news.
Andrii Artemenko is a Russian-aligned, Ukrainian politician who had been in communication with Trump associates, including Michael Cohen & Felix Sater, in early 2017, in order to share a Ukraine/Russia peace plan with the administration.
A lot of people are confused by what @MichaelAvenatti’s discovery of Ahmed Al-Rumaihi being at Trump Tower with Michael Cohen and Michael Flynn on Dec. 12, 2016 means. Well @Krassenstein and I have decided help put the pieces of this conspiracy together for you in this thread.
Ahmed Al-Rumaihi, who is in charge of a $100 billion division of Qatar Investment Authority, is a key figure here. Where things get interesting is in a a lawsuit filed by a friend of Steve Bannon’s, named Jeff Kwatinetz, against Ahmed Al-Rumaihi.
Kwatinetz is the co-founder of a professional basketball league called Big 3, along with entertainer Ice Cube. Kwatinetz, in sworn testimony earlier this month, claims that Al-Rumaihi failed to deliver on a $20 million investment into their league.
It really disgusts me how easily the right is being conned by Fox News and President Trump into believing stories that aren't real. This thread is created to debunk many of the false narratives that Trumpsters are spreading. Please read and share with your friends. (per snopes)
The idea that Mueller flew to Moscow to Illegally give Putin Uranium is false. “On behalf of the U.S. government, Robert Mueller delivered a sample of highly enriched uranium confiscated from smugglers in Georgia to Russian authorities for forensic examination in 2009.”- Snopes
In fact the entire narrative that Hillary sold Uranium to the Russians is completely false as well. What really happened was, Russian entities invested in a Canadian Uranium mining company, Uranium One. The US allowed the transaction to be completed....
We live in a Mass Shooting Generation & since Congress refuses to address the problem, I took an hour to come up with an 20-part plan that aims at fixing this problem w/o circumventing the 2nd Amendment. Please share and let me know your opinions. (Thread) (1)
1. Every American must be required to have mental health exams every 2 years (This is beneficial in many ways, and will save lives in many ways) Many states require cars get inspected yearly for safety, so why not our mental stability? (2)
2. Every gun buyer and owner must take a 12 hour training course on gun use and safety. (We require less than this for getting a driver’s license). Upon completion of the course, a gun (training) certificate will be provided. (3)
(THREAD) As many of you have become aware, many within the GOP are talking about a "memo" written by Rep. @DevinNunes. In fact, the hashtag #ReleaseTheMemo was trending on Twitter a few days ago. This thread will attempt to debunk that memo and show that Nunes is corrupt. (1)
On Wednesday, the @NYTimes reported that the memo questions a FISA warrant issued against Former Trump campaign advisor Carter Page. Page has been under watch of U.S. Intel since 2014, and the FISA warrant was issued in the fall of 2016. (2)
The Memo, written by Devin Nunes, alleges that the FBI/DOJ acted improperly in obtaining the warrant because they used information provided by British MI6 agent Christopher Steele who is famous for writing the Dossier. (3)
BREAKING: (Thread) Steve Bannon reaches agreement with Robert Mueller to avoid a Grand Jury Testimony. He will instead have a private meeting with Mueller's team. This signals Bannon is, at least to an extent, working with Mueller (1)
This leads to the question of, "Was this agreement actually in the works prior to Bannon's House testimony yesterday, where he refused to answer questions and actually was in contact with the White House, who told him which questions not to answer." This means that, Mueller (2)
Mueller may have advised Bannon to go along with whatever the White House requested, being that he was open with Mueller about it all. Bannon could have been working with Mueller, as this was all taking place, providing Mueller's team with (3)
This is a text message I just received for tweeting messages politically opposing Trump:
“Eddie, Eddie, Eddie...you better watch those tweets. We're watching EVERYTHING! And Martin and Carol and Brian and Heidi. Such great folks. - SMSKola”
It was then followed by this: “Little Brian, you would be wise to stop your tweeting. Ask Ed, he'll tell you why. Don't disappoint Martin & Carol. The Storm is coming. - SMSKola”
Here are the original texts. I will be reporting them to local authorities and the @FBI@FBIMiamiFL
Every one of your failures isn't the fault of the Democrats who are a minority in the House, Senate and White House. It's either your fault or the Republican's fault!
And you want to take desperately needed money away from Healthcare, Education, and Social Security. What's more important?
You do realize that our Military is more advanced than the next top 50 countries combined, right? When it comes to education, healthcare and infrastructure we are lagging way behind the rest of the world. Where do we really need the money?
#BREAKING : Energy Fuels Inc., the company which encouraged Trump to decrease the size of Bears Ears National Monument, in Utah -- which he did -- has had business dealings with none other than Uranium One & Uranium One profits off of royalties from Energy Fuels! (Thread (1))
For all the talk about the bogus Hillary Clinton / Uranium One deal, this could be one of the reasons why Trump has pushed the Uranium One Conspiracy so hard. Energy Fuels, Inc. has had business dealings directly with Uranium One (a company owned partially by Russians) (3)
(THREAD) This is the most stunning revelation in the Trump/Russia investigation yet. My brother Brian @krassenstein predicted something like this was coming very soon, just days ago & here it is! Konstantin Rykov who is known as a Kremlin Propagandist with close ties to Putin (1)
….published a message on Facebook just days after Trump won the election. It is a roadmap & confession saying that he and the Kremlin took part in a conspiracy to make Donald Trump the President of the United States.(2)
It all began with the following Tweet that Trump made after @BarackObama won the 2012 election. (3)