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1/ Short thread. 🧵
@NPR and @FloodlightNews just ran an article on @peterschorschFL for running a multi-million dollar pay-for-play blog that presents itself as a news site. Him and @Fla_Pol have me blocked for posting these screen shots.


2/ It's a campaign finance violation to not have a "paid for by" disclaimer on campaign ads. Someone should look into that. "In 2006, the Florida Elections Commission fined him nearly $68,000 for 40 counts of "willfully" violating the election code."…
Aug 15 30 tweets 12 min read
A thread🧵
1/ DeSantis thinks he's running for president, but how many crimes has he either stood next to, or been an active part of? I probably won't be able to list them all, but its a LOT. Image 2/ The migrant flights to Martha's Vineyard and California, likely broke many laws. Fraud, human trafficking, and misuse of COVID funds to name a few. Image
Jul 13 25 tweets 8 min read
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🧵1/ This is my rant for the @FlaDems to ignore. The statewide party does not have a platform of concrete things they would legislate if they came into power, and this is a list of things they ALL refuse to campaign on that are important to every Floridian. 2/ End road tolls. Toll roads are a pass the buck scheme to enrich developers and create massive unaccountable slush funds for road building contractors.
Jul 8 31 tweets 10 min read
🧵1/ Matt Gaetz' mentor, and Joel Greenberg associate Chris Dorworth, formerly of #BallardPartners, is accused of raping(statutory) and sex trafficking a minor in a lawsuit that has now moved to federal court in Orlando.

Reported by @thedailybeast:

2/ “...the (Joel Greenberg) investigation progressed from allegations [of] sexual activity to allegations of obstruction of justice.” However, the DOJ never charged [#Dorworth] with either crime—and he largely avoided the limelight."…
Jul 1 23 tweets 9 min read

🧵 1/ Are trillions of gallons of toxic/radioactive runoff killing all the whales along the United States East Coast from Mississippi to Maine?


2/ It's not just humpback whales, but NOAA declared an "Unusual Mortality Event" in 2017, and it is ongoing.

"2016–2023 Humpback Whale Unusual Mortality Event Along the Atlantic Coast"…
Jun 26 21 tweets 9 min read

Florida is facing a sewage crisis. Population growth, septic tanks, aging sewer lines, using dried sewage for farm "fertilizer", flooding, corruption, lax regulation, and tax abatements for developers have left the state bursting at the seams...with literal shit.

2/ Article from 2020, USA Today.

"During the past decade, deteriorating sewers have released 1.6 billion gallons of wastewater, much of it polluting the state’s estuaries and oceans...More than 370 million gallons of that was completely untreated."
Jun 18 30 tweets 16 min read

People wonder what's wrong with Florida, but the problem is so big you can literally see it from outter space. I'm talking about the sugar farms.

#Fanjuls ImageImage 2/ The big three sugar interests in the Everglades Agricultural Area are U.S. Sugar, Florida Crystals, and The Sugar Growers Cooperative. This thread will focus on Florida Crystals which is owned by the #Fanjuls, Pepe and Alfie, who are octogenarian refugees from Cuba. Image
Jun 18 8 tweets 3 min read
Sunday, June 18th, 2023.
News you can use.🧵 Image 2 days ago.
Jun 16 9 tweets 3 min read
1/9 DeSantis line-item veto list.

He vetoed funding for hundreds of things: school programs, clean water projects, land conservation, first-responder requests, clean energy and infrastructure projects...its a lot. Image 2/9

...womens health, hispanic outreach programs, rehab, child care... Image
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1/ Phosphate mining in Florida is a huge problem. Radioactive roads, fish kills, toxic mountains, cancer, and sinkholes...think #PineyPoint. There is ONE major company responsible for almost all of it, which is Mosaic, HQ'd in Tampa. ImageImage 2/ Phosphate mining is how chemical fertilizer is mass-produced. It involves strip mining the surface of the land, and creating gigantic toxic waste piles called "gyp stacks".…
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Friday, June 9th, 2023.
News you can use.🧵 Image
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1/ Disney pulls billion dollar investment from Lake Nona Town Square development in South East Orlando, completely upending East Central Florida's regional development plans.

Stay with me on this one, it covers a lot of ground and is a HUGE deal. ImageImage 2/ Full Article from @nytimes

"The project, known as the Lake Nona Town Center, was supposed to involve the relocation of more than 1,000 employees from Southern California, including most of a department known as 'Imagineering'."…