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12:31 AM
@Unionhawk Step 1: Separate kids from parents and put into cages
Step 2: get legal immigrants to come in and take the kids
Step 3: arrest legal immigrants ???
Step 4: Profit
 
@Frank Pretty sure they don't care about appearing evil, and probably not at all about being evil anyway
 
@TimStone and didn't Trump hint at making his daughter replace Nikki Haley as US ambassador. really hiring the family best people
 
12:47 AM
Dobbs says the Chinese are going to "come up for a visit from the Panama Canal," bypassing for some reason the Pacific coast, Alaska and Hawaii. https://t.co/JdSPw4VAVq
🤔
 
Amazon wants to connect doorbell cameras to facial recognition databases, with the ability to call the police if any “suspicious” people are detected. https://www.aclu.org/blog/privacy-technology/surveillance-technologies/amazons-disturbing-plan-add-face-surveillance-yo-0
Hm
 
@TimStone Ah, this was the Bitcoin-bomb thing you were talking about earlier @Ash
Lord have mercy. https://wapo.st/2GhITrT?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.24d7281752c8
A 7 year old has been Sheriff Clarke'd by CBP, RIP :(
God damn monsters
 
I have yet to hear a credible case for allowing CBP and ICE to continue operating at all
also happy 15th anniversary:
 
Ash
1:03 AM
@TimStone Yeah, we got one of those at work
 
Not the best breaking news to be part of, but hey!
 
Ash
Yeaaaah
 
@Unionhawk Revert to old-school USCS and just get rid of the leftover tbh
> ABC’s Stephanopoulos teases first interview with Cohen after sentencing
Ah, but! raises finger We could not do that
 
@TimStone and relocate coast guard to idk, interior or something
More related to park rangers than defense
 
1:26 AM
Trump says GM plant closing in Ohio "DOESN'T REALLY MATTER" "It doesn’t really matter because Ohio is, under my leadership from a national standpoint, Ohio’s going to replace those jobs like in two minutes." From Fox News interview today.
lol let's check in with our Ohio correspondent @Unionhawk to see if those jobs have since been replaced
 
I'd start the clock at the layoffs happening but no
Allegedly Tesla is looking
They'd probably still kill that UAW shop tho
start over as unaffiliated
(USW and IBEW are looking at the Buffalo solar plant)
 
@TimStone this guy, i guess when your rich and make other people do your work you don't understand what a skill is
 
Youngstown is already hard hit after the goodyear closure, still
It's a long, hard process
At best
 
1:42 AM
@Unionhawk yeh those would be the people who either are multi-skilled or can re-skill quickly.
it's be even longer and harder for those who's worked decades and don't have any transferable skills for another industry if they can't get a replacement position
 
That's their fault for not going back in time to learn to code while it still pays well
 
Organizers of a Christmas event have apologized to outraged parents after a fire alarm reportedly prompted Santa Claus to burst out of his grotto, rip off his beard and scream at children to "get the f**k out." https://cnn.it/2RR5LzW
 
This message will self destruct
 
lol, amazing
 
Davidson is a freedom caucus guy
Replaced boehner who had the district for about 50 years
 
2:34 AM
After a year of reporting, "Saving Grace" published today. To its core, this story is about parents who just want their kids to be healthy. This is Part I of the Millers' story. The Part II will be published tomorrow. https://www.delawareonline.com/in-depth/news/health/2018/12/12/dover-amish-community-some-children-victims-genetic-diseases/2124246002/
 
@TimStone i just imagined Willy from Bad Santa doing this, minus the children because he would be saying "fuck the children, get the hell out of my way!"
 
2:55 AM
John Solomon claims a woman threw tacos at him on his way to the Fox News studio https://t.co/CZx1zo9eAf
I refuse to believe anyone knows who John Solomon is
So that definitely didn't happen, but also, I personally would love free tacos please give them to me
 
@TimStone I guess that's what happens when you have taco trucks on every street corner
 
So drake if anything happens to me or anyone from my family you are the first suspect So cut the tough talk
Bless you 2018 for still having some dumbassery left to give
 
@TimStone wut
 
3:10 AM
I...honestly don't know
Something seems to be Happening but I can't for the life of me figure out what
 
3:23 AM
Have you ever doubled over so hard from laughing that you hit your head on the coffee table? https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/steve-bannon-sex-robot-conference-lsr-ace-2018-adrian-cheok-university-montana-a8680336.html?amp#click=https://t.co/ILNwsgbz9r
 
@TimStone lol this would be great
@Unionhawk how is this not a goddamn crime
just what the fuck
@TimStone lololol this is great
 
@TimStone Oof, so he went for the "I'm going to tell mom if you keep being mean to me"
 
@TimStone i doubled over from santa telling those kids to GTFO
 
Right?
> "Santa was upstairs in his grotto... and immediately assisted in the evacuation of the building" upon hearing the fire alarm, Festival Events St. Ives (FESt) said
Like I can't
 
saaaaaaaaaame
since when does santa have a grotto
 
3:36 AM
Like just "Santa was in his grotto"
lol
Yes
 
@GodEmperorDune Haven't you seen Elf?
 
@SaintWacko i have not, actually
 
I went looking for the charitable foundation Jack Dorsey said he created in 2015. I found no hard evidence of any entity that had given away any money. There may have been grants—but if so they were cloaked in legally permitted secrecy. https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/Where-is-Jack-Dorsey-s-charitable-foundation-13459066.php
Mohammed bin Salman has fallen victim to a no-holds-barred debate in Washington's policy community. https://buff.ly/2Qb8cAD
Oh no he's being torn apart, by the Discourse!
 
4:20 AM
@TimStone not even a no-bones-sawed debate
@TimStone lol of course
 
> So besides the obvious reasons—a disastrous military intervention in Yemen, the brazen murder of Khashoggi, the jailing of reformers, the forced resignation of the prime minister of another country, the plan to build a moat around a neighboring country, and the apparently blind arrogance that makes all this possible—what is behind the anti-Mohammed bin Salman caterwauling?
Why indeed! What's wrong with any of those? Huh? HUH?
 
It's a mystery! A murder mystery!
 
@PrivatePansy hmmmmmmmmmmm
@TimStone my bet is on 18 dudes, with the bone saw, in the embassy
 
Ash
4:40 AM
@GodEmperorDune For some reason now I am imagining like...Clue For Millenials and cracking up
 
A Swedish-Iraqi student was rescued from an ISIS held town sometime in 2014 by mercenaries in four SUV’s hired by his thesis advisor and we’re only just hearing about it. 😬 https://www.thelocal.se/20181213/lund-professor-freed-student-from-islamic-state-warzone
IRL taken, holyshit
 
On this day in 2008, this iconic moment happened. A man. A hero. https://t.co/Z1gcqCT2NB
 
4:55 AM
@Unionhawk ... he's running
 
Unfortunately he lost his election.
 
@Unionhawk :(
 
5:15 AM
@Unionhawk on this day 2019, he runs for president because he's just as qualified
 
5:25 AM
Twitter—you need to fix this. Have had at least 150 people tell me that they can no longer “follow me” or cannot see my tweets. What’s up? @Twitter
Ahh he's back online, excellent
I wonder how many of those 150 people weren't agents of a foreign government and/or were not made up
DHS statement tonight on the death of a 7-year-old girl in Border Patrol custody:
"Maybe you get here and we let you die of dehydration, who knows? Very dangerous"
 
5:41 AM
@TimStone lol
@TimStone ugh, this is disgraceful and barbaric
 
6:05 AM
@Unionhawk what he says translates to "this is a farewell kiss from the Iraqi people you dog"
 
6:31 AM
@Unionhawk counterpoint: dogs are good bois tho
 
 
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12:16 PM
Ford cuts all provincial funding to Ontario College of Midwives: nationalobserver.com/2018/12/13/news/…
> The halt in funding is retroactive to April 1, 2018, and includes almost $800,000 in operational grants for the College's current budget year, which made up one-third of its budget. The government informed the College on Nov. 8, eight months into the fiscal year.
> Midwives deliver 15 per cent of the babies born in Ontario, care for 12 to 14 per cent of pregnant women and are turning away clients because they can’t meet the demand, according to the Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM), which plays an advocacy and support role for midwives.
Slightly torn on this. My initial reaction is "Ford, wtf", but supposedly midwives are paid $104k and $130k ($74k - $89k after taxes), and there's 900 of them, so expecting them to pay an additional $888 funds per year doesn't seem outrageous given their salaries.
but of course stuff like this:
> "Our relatively low membership numbers compared to other regulated health colleges mean that our revenue is not sufficient to meet our expenses," the College writes in its annual report. "In acknowledgment of this discrepancy, the Ministry provides funding annually to allow the College to fulfill its mandate of regulating midwifery in the public interest."
Makes it seem like they should be increasing their funding
or maybe members should also pay abit more too, shrug
Either way I'm sure Fords stance has nothing to do with any of this, and is basically him continuing his attacks on any programs which help someone who isn't him
 
1:03 PM
7-day holiday work weeks highlight pay disparity between urban, rural mail carriers cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/…
 
1:35 PM
Kansas State Sen. Barbara Bollier has announced that after 43 years as a registered Republican and 10 years as a GOP lawmaker she is switching parties, saying Republicans’ stances on LGBTQ issues, particularly transgender rights, pushed her over the edge. https://nbcnews.to/2RUofiS
 
1:57 PM
On Fox & Friends, Diamond & Silk propose that President Trump turn the US-Mexico border into a demilitarized zone. https://t.co/8qhUVH36MA
 
@TimStone uh, okay
 
@TimStone welcome to manchin caucus
 
2:33 PM
Some background on Hicks here: Together with Don Jr. and Eric, he set up a nonprofit to monetize access to the Trump family over inauguration weekend. https://publicintegrity.org/federal-politics/donald-trumps-sons-behind-nonprofit-selling-access-to-president-elect/ After @publici reported on the effort, the nonprofit cancelled the plans. https://publicintegrity.org/federal-politics/how-a-trumped-up-fundraiser-with-the-first-family-imploded/ https://twitter.com/politicoalex/status/1073563471818711041
lol, just the guy for the job
 
Add @patreon to the list of platforms Gab has been banned from. @jackconte you took the bait bro. Our Patreon competitor will be launching shortly and creators will continue to flock to liberty.
by banning me from earning $121 you've actually fallen into the spider's web
 
It's the remaining money in their account, I guess there was more in it?
Buuut yeah, I can't wait for their competitor, I wonder how long until payment providers drop them too
 
Already for the most part
I know they have some host
but idk if they've found another payment provider
 
2:51 PM
@Wipqozn You know that vanishingly few alumni will pay that money and it'll all be pushed onto the students, who aren't midwives yet right?
Unless "College" here means something else.
Suppose it could be the "electoral college" meaning where it just refers to some group of people.
 
16-year-old girl charged with murder in connection with fatal police-involved shooting https://nbc4i.co/2QQ3DLv
 
@Unionhawk All transactions will now be in Razer Silver
@Unionhawk ...
 
Now you may be thinking "wait, didn't Julius Tate Jr. get shot and killed by a cop?" And you would indeed be correct!
 
Obviously this was going to be bullshit but at no point do they even indicate what her "role" was
100% gonna turn out she was just there and witnessed what happened 🤷
 
imagine having that level of impunity, to get away with murder so hard someone else gets charged for it
 
2:57 PM
@Yuuki I'm pretty sure that's what it means, although I could be the one acting under the incorrect assumption. Basically the increase to members would be an increase to annual membership dues.
 
That seems to be the implication right? The aggravated robbery is presumably related to the crimes which led to this sting, but there's no indication anyone was killed during them?
 
> The College of Midwives of Ontario was established with the proclamation of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and the Midwifery Act, 1991 on December 31, 1993 to govern midwifery. The mandate of the College is to regulate the profession of midwifery in accordance with the RHPA. The College’s primary obligation to the public is to ensure that members of the profession are qualified, skilled, and competent in the area in which they practise.
So I don't think it's a college in the way you were thinking
 
So it's basically the bar association for midwives.
 
@Yuuki sounds like it
 
@TimStone according to the legal principle known as "the butterfly effect",
 
3:11 PM
@TimStone felony murder is a hell of a drug, man
 
@Yuuki this isn't even that as I understand it
 
@Unionhawk It is a felony murder charge, but they don't say what exactly her involvement was
It seems more likely to me she helped set up the buy/sale that went bad
Than she was just involved in the original thefts
Just being involved in the original thefts seems too remote a connection to lead to felony murder
 
either way Columbus PD have killed something like 16 people this year
 
but stranger things have been tried
 
I've been reporting on hieleras, the iceboxes that people (including children) who cross the border are placed in by Border Patrol, longer than any reporter I know. And I'm really bothered about the way the death of the 7-year-old child is being reported.
3
 
3:21 PM
@Unionhawk Good, important thread.
Not all of the material in the Steele dossier has been proven, write @segrant39 and Chuck Rosenberg. But none has been disproven. As a raw intelligence document, the dossier holds up well. https://www.lawfareblog.com/steele-dossier-retrospective
 
3:36 PM
@BradC Technically speaking, gravity hasn't been proven.
Or rather "our current theory of gravitation" is the proper term, I suppose.
 
Yep. The dossier was never intended to be evaluated like you would a "final report", it is the initial raw information gathered straight from sources in the field.
But that Lawfare article is largely positive on the Dossier
> The Mueller investigation has clearly produced public records that confirm pieces of the dossier. And even where the details are not exact, the general thrust of Steele’s reporting seems credible in light of what we now know about extensive contacts between numerous individuals associated with the Trump campaign and Russian government officials.
> However, there is also a good deal in the dossier that has not been corroborated in the official record and perhaps never will be—whether because it’s untrue, unimportant or too sensitive. As a raw intelligence document, the Steele dossier, we believe, holds up well so far. But surely there is more to come from Mueller’s team. We will return to it as the public record develops.
 
 
3 hours later…
6:43 PM
PM of Luxembourg - No deal ? So what? Brexit is your choice not mine ... 👏👏😎 https://t.co/4wqYn4ILTm
lol, dunked on by Luxembourg
And Christie has declined to be Chief of Staff because he knows he needs to be AG to indict Chief of Staff Kushner taps head
lol a judge has struck down Poliquin's challenge to ranked-choice voting, I assume saying "That's pretty dumb"
> “To the extent that the Plaintiffs call into question the wisdom of using RCV, they are free to do so but . . . such criticism falls short of constitutional impropriety,” Walker wrote. “A majority of Maine voters have rejected that criticism and Article I (of the U.S. Constitution) does not empower this Court to second guess the considered judgment of the polity on the basis of the tautological observation that RCV may suffer from problems, as all voting systems do.”
 
7:51 PM
@TimStone u wot m8
they realize that trump is the one militarizing the border, right?
@TimStone i was confused because i thought this was hope hicks
@Unionhawk uhhhh i thought yall had hatreon already
 
@GodEmperorDune Yeah I think it's more "Let's do a North Korea"
 
@TimStone wouldn't that be splitting the red states vs the blue ones then?
 
@GodEmperorDune it's not clear if that site is still up idk
 
@Unionhawk lol
@Unionhawk dafuq
@Unionhawk LAPD will ask them to hold the beer
 
8:16 PM
For @MotherJones, I wrote about Somdeng Danny Thongsy and more than 20 other Southeast Asian refugees who are hoping a pardon from Jerry Brown will halt their deportations. https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/12/southeast-asian-refugees-pardon-thongsy/
Boom. Former Snopes ME after their work w/Facebook: “I strongly believe that they are spreading fake news on behalf of hostile foreign powers and authoritarian governments as part of their business model.” https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/dec/13/they-dont-care-facebook-fact-checking-in-disarray-as-journalists-push-to-cut-ties
Imagine finding a cache of water in the desert and pouring it out. It’s the sort of impossibly cruel thing you might dream about doing in a nightmare and feel sick and wrong for a week after. Apparently SOP on the border. https://t.co/E9LJuHd1SX
embeddeed video in this, another reason to prosecute CBP and ICE
 
Mattis recommended Priebus to the Navy, saying that “@Reince ’s experience, education, and personality make him an ideal fit to be commissioned into the Navy Reserve.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/former-trump-chief-of-staff-reince-priebus-selected-to-join-navy-with-backing-from-mattis/2018/12/14/b12c269e-ffb4-11e8-83c0-b06139e540e5_story.html?utm_term=.3231251a9d6c
🤔
@GodEmperorDune I mean even if not directly intentionally they sure seem okay with it!
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
It is true. I will be running for Congress in 2020, and I will win. Stay tuned.
Ahahahahaha
 
8:35 PM
@GodEmperorDune they prosecute the org that does this for this if they catch them too, iirc (the org is "No More Deaths/No Mas Muertes")
because they are in favor of more deaths.
 
@TimStone Buddy you don't even seem to be winning at marriage right now so maybe deal with that first.
 
Yeah like I would definitely be questioning that if I were him?
What with the timing and the her tweeting to herself that she can do better
As one does
> "Brexit is not just a risk to Britain, EU; it could hurt US, too"
Guess we better just invade then ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 
9:07 PM
> Entire Floor at D.C. Federal Courthouse Sealed Off for Mystery Case
 
HUD is quietly advising lenders not to give DACA recipients federal housing loans https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/daca-trump-denied-federal-housing-loans
Scott Walker signed the BS WI legislation weakening the incoming governor
But also
He made this
Discussing his Venn diagram.
 
@TimStone That's... not how Venn diagrams work?
 
You will be surprised to learn that Scott Walker is not actually a smart man
In a now-deleted Facebook post, a hot air balloon company said it hosted Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on behalf of the Myanmar government. Dorsey says he didn't know the gov connections behind the ride. This comes after heavy scrutiny of his Myanmar trip. https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/jack-dorsey-government-organized-hot-air-balloon-myanmar
"I just assumed that people want to give me, Jack Dorsey, things for free, due to the awesome quality of my service"
 
9:52 PM
Walker's diagram looked like [A] when it really should have looked like [B]. https://wapo.st/2EuJHYJ
 
 
2 hours later…
11:37 PM
The Florida Supreme Court ruled yesterday that cops who shoot people can invoke the state's Stand Your Grand law to obtain immunity from prosecution. It's not just a defense—cops are *entirely immune* from criminal charges. http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/decisions/2018/sc17-1978.pdf
 
@TimStone wtf
@Unionhawk uhhhhh I guess they are really worried about the felon voting rights
But also what the fuck
JUST IN: Johnson & Johnson knew about asbestos in baby powder for decades: report http://hill.cm/Gm76fCH
BREAKING: President Trump says budget director Mick Mulvaney will serve as acting chief of staff, replacing John Kelly in new year.
@TimStone it wasn’t Jared but it went to someone with as many jobs as jared
 
11:53 PM
lol damnit
 
"acting" means temporary I assume, so who knows what happens
 
Correct
 

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