Monday, May 18, 2020

Report: Over 100 Militant Extremist Groups Have Been Promoting Second Civil War on Facebook

Mod: Prezzy Mad Donald O' Mar-a-Lago might have some complaints about what he claims is a left wing bias on the major social media platforms, but it appears that his "good people" militias still have a nice place to call home.

Report: Over 100 Militant Groups Have Been Promoting Second Civil War on Facebook (Gizmodo link): God help us if Mark Zuckerberg’s next congressional hearing is on the subject of the Bloody Insurrection of 2020. As HuffPost first reported, a scourge of far-right extremist accounts on Facebook appear to be gearing up for a meme-inspired civil war amid the Covid-19 outbreak.

The Tech Transparency Project (TTP), a research group focused on exposing large platforms’ misconduct and influence, released a report finding that 125 Facebook groups are promoting the “boogaloo,” a term far-right groups use to refer to a wishful Civil War sequel. The boogaloo appears to have mutated from a joking 4chan meme into a real-life movement of militiamen (“Boojihadeens”) late last year. But the TTP found a surge in boogaloo interest over the past few months, correlating with social distancing measures. According to the report, over 60 percent of the Facebook groups cropped up in the past three months and, as a whole, have attracted over 36,000 members in the last 30 days.

In a statement to Gizmodo Friday night, a Facebook spokesperson said that the company has “removed groups and pages who’ve used this and related terms for violating our policies.” “We’re reviewing the content referenced in this report and will enforce against any violations,” they added. On Monday morning, dozens of boogaloo-themed pages, including ones mentioned in the TTP report, were still accessible on the platform.

Boogaloo promoters have been attending anti-quarantine protests, events with ties to pro-gun activists. The report says that the Boojahideen have been hearing dog whistles from the president lately, greeting his “LIBERATE” tweets with cheers. “TTP found that some members of private boogaloo Facebook groups reacted to the president’s rhetoric with memes of celebration,” it reads, “and traded details of anti-quarantine protests in Richmond, Virginia, and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.”

In total, these Facebook groups boast 72,686 members, although the report did not verify how many members overlap between groups. One merch page, the Thicc Boog Line, admins at least 11 other boogaloo groups.

Mod: Much more can be found at the Gizmodo link. For the Huffington Post article (''Amid The Pandemic, U.S. Militia Groups Plot ‘The Boogaloo,’ AKA Civil War, On Facebook'') click here. For the Tech Transparency Project report ("Extremists Are Using Facebook to Organize for Civil War Amid Coronavirus") you'll click here.

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129 comments:

  1. Employer Alert: Employers need to be aware that if you hire white supremacists, white nationalists, boogaloo fools, and other racists you are knowingly undertaking the risk of creating a hostile workplace that may well result in lawsuits for the discrimination and harassment you are foisting on your other employees and your customers. Be sure to inform your liability insurance companies that you are employing such liability risks to ensure that you are paying the appropriate insurance premiums based on the risk you are voluntarily undertaking.

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    1. Make my day! I love sitting next to a racist employee so I can emasculate him/her.

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  2. Orchestrated by Trump, the fat racist prick who calls those neo nazis and KKK very fine people!

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    1. just let them rally and when they bring there guns arrest them and confesgate thier guns and destroy them

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  3. That's just great a battalion of trumptards playing army.

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    1. Vanilla Isis.

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    2. 20 to 30-year-old toy soldiers, wanna play shoot em up with seal team six? Good luck boys!

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    3. Let them all infect each other.

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    4. World War Z in real life

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  4. Trump supporters exist in a twilight zone where Trump and his minions give them permission to be be their worst selves. The only way Trump will lose their support is if he does something that is actually humane and decent.

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  5. Every single one of them is a harsh statistic of the woeful miseducation occurring in this country. For these militias are comprised of only the dumbest assholes my country has to offer up.

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  6. Arrest the assholes. The 2nd Amendment does not in any way protect this behavior and armed insurrection. Outlaw any firearm that can carry more than three billets or let these morons try to figure out a single shot, muzzle loading weapon, which at best is what the 2nd Amendment has in mind.

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  7. Trump seems to encourage it. He certainly doesn't discourage or admonish it. Didn't he recently call these idiots "good people?"

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  8. Right-wing extremists are planning for a new civil war — and what happens this year will be a ‘key turning point’

    In what could be construed as an act of treason, President Trump recently ordered such paramilitary groups and right-wing thugs to take up arms and to threaten Democratic-led state governments such as Michigan’s in order to force them to “reopen” their state. Such behavior is part of a broader pattern of right-wing terrorism and violence in the United States where armed militias and paramilitaries have allied with the Republican Party in its effort to delegitimize and undermine democracy. Such an alliance is common to failing democracies and rising fascist movements. The example offered by the Nazi Party and Adolf Hitler in the 1930s is perhaps the most ominous.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2020/05/right-wing-extremists-are-planning-for-a-new-civil-war-and-what-happens-this-year-will-be-a-key-turning-point/

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    1. Chill out! Do you blabber like this to your wife and children all day? The democrats will take over the WH in 2020 or 2024. And the republicans will have their turn the next time around. That's how a 2-party democratic system is designed for unless you wish for the North Korean system.

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  9. These are #TERRORISTS!

    If they were speaking Arabic and shouting "ALLAH-U-AKBAR", the governor would have had them arrested and charged with terrorism, despite them not shooting anyone or even pointing their guns at anyone.

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    1. They have also been spreading the COVIN-19 to rural areas. They are worthless, no good, low self-esteem vermin.

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    2. You'd think one errant shot from one of these bozos might be enough to ignite a fight, but I'm beginning to wonder if it really would. The police response (more accurately, the lack thereof) makes me wonder just how much "protect and serve" we can really expect. Or whether the badge is the only thing that keeps many of them from manning the battle line on the other side. Let's face it, we are witnessing some serious lapse in police protection these days.

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    3. Police swat teams should paint with a laser sight every yahoo who shows up to a protest armed. We’ll then see how brave those cowards really are.

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    4. "witnessing some serious lapse in police protection these days."??? maybe that is because decent people who chose to be cops are getting spat on, ambushed and ridiculed just because they are trying to serve and protect?

      Do you know how frustrating it is to arrest someone two or three times a day and they can't be jailed or held because society has decided they shouldn't be kept in jail lest they catch a virus?

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  10. Am I alone in fearing that violence will be erupting soon from these people? I expect to wake up to news reports of some incident sparking the protesters and causing copycats all over the country.

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    1. The rule is if Trump is involved things are going to get worse.

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    2. Trump promoted civil war also by telling the protesters to liberate states that were still closed and claimed that their gun rights were being taken away. I think he wants a civil war.

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    3. I agree. Trump wants a civil war - every day we get closer, and I had already decided that I would stay home on November 4 and the week after that because I think the bad guys will run around with their guns

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    4. in the news today... "A math equation predicts that the human race has a 50-50 chance of ending within 760 years". Trump has influence on this, on us, on the future of the human race. F*ck him.

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    5. Because Infotainment sells.

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  11. Trump's Gestapo. He’s training them. You know he’s planned this coup with Putin to be dictator for years. Americans are just too gullible to see it. Or too lazy to care. Democracy is hard work. It means you have to vote with intelligence.

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    1. Get real! Under Gestapo, you will not be allowed to make this types of derogatory statements against the government without being thrown into jails or worse.

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  12. When your creepy and crazy then you must be (djt).
    And that goes for your supporters also!
    Don't let the door hit you in your fat a$$ when you are forced to leave the White House in 2021. Just leave and report to prison.
    https://www.mediaite.com/trump/trump-calls-whistleblower-a-creep-and-lashes-out-at-norah-odonnell-for-60-minutes-interview/

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  13. Why is this allowed on Facebook? It’s terrorist threats to our country😳

    They need to be listed as terrorist and not be allowed to have these weapons. They are a threat to US citizens.

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  14. Yo don't fool non whts just cuz yo hating yo shaming hillbilly trumplovin relatives. Just yo whts get rid of wearing kkk costumes n replaced with PC costumes don't fool non whts. Yo the same as yo hillbilly relatives.

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    1. Nice try, honky

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    2. Hey wht boy! Im not yo honky donkey slave. Go back hiding under yo pc outfits n fool other stupid/crazy whts over beer.

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  15. Trump ramps up retaliatory purge with firing of State Department inspector general, this is not the first time the nut case (djt) has done this to Government officials who prove him wrong. https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Trump-ramps-up-retaliatory-purge-with-firing-of-15275436.php

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  16. Trump’s Son Pushes Dimwitted Rigged Election Conspiracy: Virus ‘Will Magically Go Away’ After November 3rd, 2020. https://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/article/Trump-s-Son-Pushes-Dimwitted-Rigged-Election-15276370.php

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    1. as many have mentioned before me... why the f*ck are we giving these bozos a voice? Their thought and ideas are not of interest to me. Media!! Stop following them around!!! They are unworthy scum!!!

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    2. Don't you know that people love drama? Drama sells.

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  17. The 2 on the right wearing the Hawaiian shirts are signaling they are white nationalist ready to start the Big Luau, Big Boogaloo or 2nd Civil War. The COVID pandemic plays into their Paranoid version of Sociatal collapse. Need to be carefully monitored.

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  18. Anyone notice that the GOP is holding their convention in Charlotte? The city where Trump's "very good people" had their unite the right riot and killed that woman? Is it because they want to thank the KKK and Nazi boys for their support?

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  19. This will happen after election day and before inauguration day...they will turn violent and will be encouraged by Trump to overturn his election loss. Hope law enforcement is preparing detailed contingency plans.

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    1. The national guard needs to come out ready to kill if these idiots start anything. The last thing this country needs is another civil war. Show these idiots who's in control of this country.

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    2. If they want to play soldier they should join the Marines. Cowards.

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    3. Look around, they already infiltrated the military and the local police

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    4. But 8:32, unfortunately no one is in control of this country. That’s the problem.

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    5. Marines awta take care of that shit in short order...! Oorah!

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    6. 8:32 You get a rise out of the taxpayers voluntary military to kill for you. Don't you?

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    7. Pretty much.

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    8. It's not too late for you to request for mental counseling.

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    9. Are you the Proud Boy that peed his pants?

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  20. They should be arrested for the crime of stupidity.

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  21. Hey, MAGA fans! Almost 90,000 dead on your boy's watch. Is it enough yet, or do you need even more?

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  22. In the good old days just a few years ago, US politicians use smoke and mirrors to lie to the public. In the era of Trump American, they lie in your face knowingly that you know they're lies and, they don't care if you catch them lying. In the Trump America, they are the elected power to rule over the insignificant little people.

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  23. A preview of what is to come during the presidential election campaign.

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  24. Pompeo finally says something true, but not in the way he thought:

    “No surprise that Taiwan mounted one of the most successful efforts to contain COVID to date. Transparent, vibrant, and innovative democracies like Taiwan always respond faster and more effectively to pandemics than authoritarian regimes.”

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    1. Obviously Pompeo has to praise other countries doing a good job containing c19 since the US is doing a terrible job for the American public. What has he learned?? bc I don't see him wearing a mask in public like the Taiwanese do.

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    2. Pompeo doesn’t get irony even when he do it. Ironic, huh?

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  25. State polls suggest Biden has a clear national lead

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/17/politics/state-polls-2020-analysis/index.html

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  26. Your choice of photo captioned " dont piss your pants" of a young black man wearing his drop pants no belt exposure underwear guy doesn't make sense explain your choice and caption why don't you.

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    1. I see you've been studying the photo closely. Which one have you chosen to be your date?

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    2. Is it a requirement to read the article first before commenting in this space?

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    3. Is it anywhere?

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    4. When it rains, it pours.

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  27. Cadet Bonespurs has got this human crap fired up, and the bad part is after we get rid of him in november these hate filled nutcases will still be around.

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  28. No more civil war, this country elected a black President, takes your wish list of crazy Dems trying for anything response out of the equation.

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    1. gabba gabba what?

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    2. 9:57, typical low intelligence dump worshiper attempting to make a point. You’d be better off posting your hate on your right wing blogs.

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    3. Trumplers are witless.

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    4. Don't you know that giving an Oscar to a single black actor was not enough so they gave a second Oscar to another black actor. We need a another black President or VP to legitimize democratic America and even better aesthetic to the world with a black woman President/VP. The other POCs have to wait for their turn for the big office.

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  29. Basement Biden is in hiding by order of the DNC,the less the fool is taking the better the chance of not being exposed for his brain farts.

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    1. Biden doesn't have to do anything. Every time King Mad Donald the First opens his burger hole the chances of him being reelected collapse even further.

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    2. Somehow this reminds of the Peter Sellers "Being There" film where he played the simple-minded character but everyone thinks he's smart man.

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    3. Nobody thinks that about Trump.

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    4. Isn't that the irony? Every Trump-hater depicts him as dumpo. Trump may be a liar and obnoxious but definitely not a dummy.

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    5. Dumpo is most likely a comment about his obesity.

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    6. Trump was elected by the people and most of them are obese. BTW, obesity does not discriminate democrats or republicans. But you already know that.


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    7. Time for you to do some catching up, Cled!

      Association of Rates of Obesity with Voting Patterns in the 2016 Presidential Election
      https://www.fasebj.org/doi/abs/10.1096/fasebj.31.1_supplement.788.24

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    8. 11:05 how about you doing your own field research by visiting your democrat affiliated neighborhood fast food chain and see for yourself first-hand of how many fatsos living in your city?

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    9. Most fast food outlets are owned by so-called conservatives.

      5 radically conservative fast food companies

      These food chains are owned by far right-wingers who've funded conservative super-PACs

      https://www.salon.com/2015/06/22/5_radically_conservative_fast_food_companies/

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    10. I'd say don't feed the troll, but obviously 11:18 is already stuffed with Big Macs.

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    11. EMPLOYMENT BULLETIN:
      WATCH OUT DEMOCRATS! You better lose weight FAST otherwise you will be discriminated/mislabeled as crazy republicans based on your weight.

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    12. He might be the 'proud boy' that peed his pants.

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  30. Crazy Dems take Elon Musk's suggestion; "take the red pill".

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    1. Elon is a Libertarian. Bend over so he can insert your pill.

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  31. BTW, I love their camo outfits, they make beautiful targets.

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  32. THE DUNNING KRUGER EFFECT SQUADRON. GUARD YOUR SANITY EVERYONE

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    1. just fucking arrest them for sedition and treason

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  33. Please, we need to rid ourselves of this embarrassing fucking moron and his two stupid sons. If they were not born rich they would be lucky to bag groceries. I seriously doubt that between the three of them they have ever finished a book, or even picked one up.

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    1. Stop whining like a big baby. You are a lazy writer with grade school vocabularies: fucking moron, stupid... How about Articulate your thoughts and may be others will join your cult.

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    2. And here I thought elementary school had been canceled ..

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    3. 11:10 grade school teacher must be bored today.

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    4. 11:10: Singular subject “you” has “vocabularies” or did you mean the singular “vocabulary?”

      An ellipsis at the end of a sentence needs a period, too.

      “How about Articulate your thoughts” or did you mean “How about articulating your thoughts?”

      “[M]ay be” or did you mean “maybe?”

      Talk about grade school!

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    5. 11:10 is just another dumbass Trumpler.

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    6. 3:19 is a typical man-b*tches all over corporate America. Those boss kissing asses and back stabbers telling how dump his fellow co-workers are to make himself look good.

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  34. President Bleach and Vice President Lie-sol are creating America's Depression Again.

    https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2678800838910092

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  35. Follow the money honey?
    Trump vaccine czar makes $3.4M windfall as firm reports progress on coronavirus shot and stock soars. https://www.nydailynews.com/coronavirus/ny-coronavirus-moderna-vaccine-trump-slaoui-moncef-elizabeth-warren-20200518-aua4tkcy4vexlcl4fgppqhyfeu-story.html

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  36. Trump "The real loser" calls Romney a 'LOSER' following sharp criticism for firing inspectors general. https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Trump-calls-Romney-a-LOSER-following-sharp-15277977.php

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  37. Strange world we're living in. Now riders need to add to the expanding rider warning list of getting infected with c19. This is on top of getting rape or other assaults by "some" crazy Uber drivers.

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  38. I hope the FBI is planning on paying them a visit.

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  39. Breaking News on Twitter:

    @biden_brigade
    #BREAKING

    Detective Jordan Katz of The MetroPolitan Police Department has confirmed Tara Reades (false) Police report will no longer be investigated.

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    1. Another sad day for the minority women. What is worst than the purported republican traitors are Weinstein collaborators. You remember that guy? He had been sexually assaulting women for decades while under the protection of the culture of silence of the enabling democratic Hollywood machine. Even politicians like Hillary Clinton returned Weinstein's contribution only to avoid bad press.

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    2. How is a sad day when a grifter with ever changing allegations, the worst of which could not possibly have occurred in a public, crowded hallway in the Capitol, got her investigation, which turned up no corroborating evidence, and is not believed by the police?

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  40. I'LL TAKE HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE, BO PROBLEM.

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    1. Hydrox... is yesterday's news. Disinfectant is the current buzz word.

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    2. A Hydrox is a cookie, similar to an Oreo. Stop spreading fake Coronavirus cures.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrox

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    3. Thank you for your due diligence research. Can you look up the meaning "..." for us?

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    4. Don't be so lazy.

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  41. The fall out much like this article will continue into the future inside the U.S.A..
    The filing said that 192 closures would take place in fiscal 2020, with the closing and sale of 50 more company-owned stores the following year.
    J.C. Penney bankruptcy plan includes closing 242 stores.

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    1. If you follow business news, JC Penney has been on life support way before c19. Macy is also on the chopping block list any it might be on their way to bankruptcy. Department stores have been out of vogue. No one that I know of have shopped at JCP over a decade. The founders of Forever 21 got a lucky break bc they'd sold the company before c19 in 2019.

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  42. Texas reports largest single-day jump in coronavirus cases. Just like the state implies, everything is bigger in Texas, including stupidity. https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/498214-texas-reports-largest-single-day-jump-in-coronavirus-cases

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  43. Trump admits he’s been taking hydroxychloroquine for the last week. He didn’t mention whether he grinds it up with his adderall.

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    1. Maybe he ran out of bleach.

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  44. Here's the simple truth: If companies can sell a cheaply made smartphone $1000 plus to the public over and over again, they can sell their political ideology to the gullible public over and over again.

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    1. 2:44, I suppose you typed your comment on $10 computer ?

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    2. Cheaply made? My iPhone 6 is still going strong despite being dropped and splashed, has more processing power than the entire moon program, has storage that would have cost a couple of million bucks in the 70s, and provides nearly instantaneous access to a world of knowledge. Seems very well constructed to me.

      There are a lot of things to complain about, like the anti-science, anti-knowledge morons who gave us the Trump Pandemic, but I don't think paying $1,000 for a powerful pocket computer is one of them.

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    3. Consumer perceived brand value marketing. That is what you are paying for.

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    4. Doesn't matter which quality powerful pocket computer you have. They work. And given the amount of information you can get and store in a flash, they're well worth a thou. But you can keep posting via snail mail. One day you may share with us how you do it.

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  45. Who do they think will meet them on the battle field? Do they think all people who don’t share their ignorance will arm themselves and take up opposing positions? Do they want to fight police or the u s military? Or will they just start shooting any and everybody?

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  46. Keep taking hydroxychloroquine Mr President, don’t worry about the side effects they’re all fake news!!!!!

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  47. Just cancel/block Donny's twitter account and you will see him with cold sweats and shaking hand drooling and crying like a big baby 🍼 asking for his twitter account back. Twitter just try that and you’ll see.

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  48. No Federal money for any Liberals seriously.

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    1. You mean it has to only go to you socialists? Selfish!!

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    2. You're probably right 5:59. It's always the Conservatives and Republicans who feed at the public trough and then claim they hate socialism while admiring themselves for their self-proclaimed rugged individuality. Their delusions are positively Shkrelian.

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  49. When death comes knocking on (djt) door could someone please leave the key under the front door mat? Morbidly Obese = bald, fat and stupid.
    https://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/Nancy-Pelosi-Trump-morbidly-obese-malaria-drug-CNN-15279305.php

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  50. Facebook recently threatened me with fb jail for posting a lame political cartoon. Why can't they block all these posts that are perceived as threats? I wonder if the FBI is keeping track of them or has Donald fired any of them that suggested it? And why are these gigantic guns and rocket launchers even permitted to be sold?

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    1. Maybe Facebook keeps those pages live and active so Zuckerberg can tell Trump they're not censoring his "good people."

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  51. Think all people who don’t share their ignorance will arm themselves and take up opposing positions? Do they want to fight the police or American military? Or will they just start shooting any and everybody? Seems like plain ol’ terrorism to me.

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  52. @EvanMcMullin
    If Mitt Romney were president, there wouldn’t be so many dead Americans.

    @lauferlaw
    If a half eaten cheeseburger was President, there wouldn’t be so many dead Americans.

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  53. If Obama was still President there would not be any dead Americans, as previous posters have over looked.

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