Author @mtc2020series of books. Executive Editor @OccupyDemocrats. Still @morningsidemtg @OnlyinMiamiShow @TheSternFacts @masksnoworg. Miami native. #HeatLifer
Jun 6, 2022 • 13 tweets • 5 min read
The Proud Boys right-wing violent extremist hate organization has been infiltrating the GOP from its base in South Florida for years.
When others ignored the issue, I exposed the Miami-Dade GOP getting in bed with Proud Boys now charged in a seditious conspiracy.
First, I caught the Miami GOP's then-chairman Nelson Diaz planning AND leading a hate rally with the Proud Boys after he denied involvement.
He actually lied to me and said he was afraid of the Trump people.
Wall Street firms are buying failing solar power companies just for their ability to file meaningful complaints with the federal government, then using those complaints for business leverage.
The complaints stopped America's solar market in its tracks.
Koch-linked firm Auxin Solar filed a trade complaint with the Department of Commerce about solar panels, which triggered a mandatory investigation threatening massive tariffs Biden officials don't want.
Why are solar installations stalled across America?
The Department of Commerce is investigating a complaint from a Koch-linked company named Auxin Solar.
What's the source of their complaint? False interpretations of Bloomberg data.
Says who? Bloomberg.
Auxin Solar doesn't have a large manufacturing capability, but they do manufacture some influential complaints. When an anonymous complaint wasn't enough, they stepped forward to be the "face."
“The issue is not a partisan one: Democrats and Republicans stand on both sides of the issue, with one bipartisan group arguing the investigation itself and the tariffs that could eventually come would devastate the solar sector.”
We could collect nearly twice as much n much solar power between now and the end of next year, but for the Auxin Solar complaint you the DOC.
Top climate officials in the Biden administration are warning that a federal investigation into alleged tariff dodging by Chinese suppliers has put the domestic solar industry in peril just as the US is trying to ramp up clean energy.
THREAD of THREADS
Some people were surprised to learn that solar installations are being delayed, but a lot of Twittarians responded to me on this thread about the delays that they're personally experiencing.
What do solar power projects in Georgia, Maine, and Indiana have in common?
They're all delayed because an obscure, Koch-linked solar company filed a complaint that is stopping nearly half of America's planned solar projects from moving forward.
"Georgia Power says nearly 1,000 megawatts of planned solar installations are now delayed by a year, as supply chain issues and a federal investigation into Chinese panel manufacturers hamper the company’s transition to renewable energy."
Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) asked: “Why is there no industry-supported threshold to initiate this anti-circumvention inquiry? There is a process that’s being utilized to keep tariffs [on solar panels] in place to the detriment of the industry by one small company.”
May 11, 2022 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
The outcome of this innocuous Reuters story, "U.S. Commerce Department says it will investigate solar imports from four Asian countries," will cut solar power installations ACROSS AMERICA by 46% through the end of next year. #ExposeAuxin
The CEO of Auxin, who filed the complaint says people should just buy American solar instead. His company is linked to the Koch brothers.
As this Reuters video explains, there's no way to expand capacity that quickly.
"A survey in late April by the Solar Energy Industries Association, a non-profit trade association, found 318 solar projects in the US had already been delayed or canceled, and several CEOs told CNN they expect more to follow."
THREAD: The QAnon war has begun amongst the leaders of QAnon.
It all began with the first schism in April which I reported this past June based on an interview with Patrick Byrne in a story about Sidney Powell's fundraising operations, a story that led the state of Florida to fine her for making deceptive statements.grantstern.substack.com/p/florida-crac…
Jun 24, 2021 • 8 tweets • 3 min read
Why is the state of Florida going after Sidney Powell for her fundraising operations?
She raises all of her funds to a UPS Store mailbox in Florida.
Jun 7, 2021 • 17 tweets • 8 min read
This morning, I was denied access to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' press conference when other media attended.
In the process, I saw a copy of the governor's 4-page enemies list from FDLE.
Miami Police refused to turn it over to me, so I'm suing them to get the record.
Officer Braddy became the first @MiamiPD officer to view DeSantis' enemies list. He came out trying to "protect me from being run over" but it didn't take long until he started trying to push me out of the public sidewalk, a traditional place for free speech activities.
Jun 7, 2021 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
Just got kicked out of Florida Governor @RonDeSantisFL's press conference at the national guard armory in Miami. Overheard officers calling me a “known associate of the “known agitator" @tomaskenn.
Caught it all on video and that is not all.
Jun 2, 2021 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
Florida Department of Health OIG finds reasonable cause to suspect employees under Gov. Ron DeSantis created a "substantial and specific danger to the public's health" by misrepresenting and falsifying #COVID19 surveillance data, giving @GeoRebekah whistleblower status.
Poor @charlescwcooke from the @NRO blocked me for calling out his pathetically false reporting on this in his (Fictional) story "Rebekah Jones, the Covid whistleblower who wasn't" but refuses to correct his writing.
Aug 24, 2020 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Why is Eric Trump so afraid of talking to the New York Attorney General's office?
Is it because he used to brag about Russians financing their golf purchases?
Trump's White House wrote emails seeking *retroactive continuity* trying to cover-up their unlawful withholding of US security aid to Ukraine *after* learning of a whistleblower complaint to the CIA's general counsel.
I would like to conclude my opening remarks with an observation about some of my fellow
public servants who have come under personal attack -- Ambassador Yovanovitch, LTC Vindman, and Dr. Hill
at least one of whom is going to appear before this body in the coming days. Masha, Alex, and Fiona were born abroad before their families or they themselves personally chose to immigrate to the United States. They all made the professional choice to serve the United States