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      The sad thing is that the “Trump fans next door” are probably too nice to do that.

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        Probably true. But funny if it happened.

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          https://thenationalpulse.com/exclusive/capitol-antagonist-climate-change/

          Jake Angeli – recently charged with “violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds” by the Department of Justice – has previously participated in climate change protests despite the mainstream media depicting him as a fervent Trump supporter.

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            NY State Governor Andrew Cuomo, NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio and every typical Democrat elected and appointed official in the state (including county and local) just schmitte their pants.

            The article is behind a paywall, written by Cam Edwards, formerly of NRA -TV and now with the Bearing Arms website.

            From the article, the defendant is a retired NYC PD Officer — his attorney:

            A shotgun with a barrel length under 18 inches is generally illegal to own and possess in New York, at least without a license; however, the Shockwave (and similar weapons) cannot be legally considered a shotgun, which is defined in New York Penal Code §265.00 as a weapon which is “intended to be fired from the shoulder.” Mossberg’s “bird’s head” grip, similar to a pistol grip, makes it impossible to fire from the shoulder. In addition, the Shockwave cannot be legally considered a pistol because a pistol by definition was designed to be fired by one hand. The Shockwave features a strap on the foregrip designed for the support of the second hand. The prosecution’s own ballistics expert referred to each of Nolan’s Shockwaves as an “other weapon” in his report, meaning that it was not a “firearm” as was charged in the indictment.

            As for the waiting list to get a ‘Shockwave’, it was around three weeks. Guaranteed the backlog just went to a year or better. And every shop with a working display model sold it in the past few hours, shipping to an FFL somewhere in NY State.

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              Wow. This is hilarious, if I’m reading the excerpt correctly.

              But the Democrats will just outlaw it explicitly in about 5 days, have a 1-month “turn it in now” window to avoid ex post facto problems, and then it’ll be banned belt-and-suspenders by Feb. 15?

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              More:

              https://blog.twitter.com/en_us/topics/company/2020/suspension.html

              After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.

              In the context of horrific events this week, we made it clear on Wednesday that additional violations of the Twitter Rules would potentially result in this very course of action. Our public interest framework exists to enable the public to hear from elected officials and world leaders directly. It is built on a principle that the people have a right to hold power to account in the open.

              However, we made it clear going back years that these accounts are not above our rules entirely and cannot use Twitter to incite violence, among other things. We will continue to be transparent around our policies and their enforcement.

              The below is a comprehensive analysis of our policy enforcement approach in this case.

              Overview

              On January 8, 2021, President Donald J. Trump tweeted:

              “The 75,000,000 great American Patriots who voted for me, AMERICA FIRST, and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, will have a GIANT VOICE long into the future. They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form!!!”

              Shortly thereafter, the President tweeted:

              “To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.”

              Due to the ongoing tensions in the United States, and an uptick in the global conversation in regards to the people who violently stormed the Capitol on January 6, 2021, these two Tweets must be read in the context of broader events in the country and the ways in which the President’s statements can be mobilized by different audiences, including to incite violence, as well as in the context of the pattern of behavior from this account in recent weeks. After assessing the language in these Tweets against our Glorification of Violence policy, we have determined that these Tweets are in violation of the Glorification of Violence Policy and the user @realDonaldTrump should be immediately permanently suspended from the service.

              Assessment

              We assessed the two Tweets referenced above under our Glorification of Violence policy, which aims to prevent the glorification of violence that could inspire others to replicate violent acts and determined that they were highly likely to encourage and inspire people to replicate the criminal acts that took place at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.

              This determination is based on a number of factors, including:

              President Trump’s statement that he will not be attending the Inauguration is being received by a number of his supporters as further confirmation that the election was not legitimate and is seen as him disavowing his previous claim made via two Tweets (1, 2) by his Deputy Chief of Staff, Dan Scavino, that there would be an “orderly transition” on January 20th.
              The second Tweet may also serve as encouragement to those potentially considering violent acts that the Inauguration would be a “safe” target, as he will not be attending. 
              The use of the words “American Patriots” to describe some of his supporters is also being interpreted as support for those committing violent acts at the US Capitol.
              The mention of his supporters having a “GIANT VOICE long into the future” and that “They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form!!!” is being interpreted as further indication that President Trump does not plan to facilitate an “orderly transition” and instead that he plans to continue to support, empower, and shield those who believe he won the election. 
              Plans for future armed protests have already begun proliferating on and off-Twitter, including a proposed secondary attack on the US Capitol and state capitol buildings on January 17, 2021. 
              

              As such, our determination is that the two Tweets above are likely to inspire others to replicate the violent acts that took place on January 6, 2021, and that there are multiple indicators that they are being received and understood as encouragement to do so.

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                The Party of Science:

                “in an individual diagnosed with gender dysphoria, who is born with female characteristics and identifies as male, the presence of a female chest is an abnormal body structure caused by gender dysphoria”

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                  https://www.asamra.army.mil/org_diversity.html

                  Mission is to maintain Army as a model of diversity by providing a culture that values diversity and inclusion

                  https://nypost.com/2020/07/16/teaching-hate-under-the-guise-of-inclusion-in-the-us-army/

                  you are a racist if you discuss any of these ideas or use any of the following phrases:

                  All Lives Matter  Denial of White Privilege  Inequitable Health Care  Anti-Immigration Policies  English-Only Initiatives  Celebration of Columbus Day  American Exceptionalism  Claiming Reverse Racism  There is Only One Human Race

                  There are dozens of more suspect phrases and themes that cover every aspect of the liberal social, cultural and political orthodoxy. Apparently, if you fail to embrace “progressive” views on virtually all issues — if, for example, you believe in “colorblindness,” another prohibited concept — you are no better than a Klan member. The graphic even features a cartoon of a man in a T-shirt that says “White America” holding a sign saying “I Can’t See.”

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                    More:

                    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/exclusive-proud-boy-ran-black-lives-matter-activist-responds-prosecutors-declining-charge-attacker/

                    …Moon believes that he was not treated as a victim because of his political beliefs.

                    “I am angry. I feel like I was completely disregarded as the ‘victim’ in this case because of who I am. I fought for my country for years and don’t ask for much in return. I do, however, expect the legal system in this country to do their job and provide justice, which was not done in this case,” Moon told TGP. “I was left out of the loop from day one, being told that i would be receiving a phone call to setup a meeting with the Prosecutor, which never happened, or to call the Victims Assistance Unit with any questions, all attempts going unanswered and receiving one single phone call from the detective during this 3 month investigation. The one-sided hypocrisy has become so blatantly obvious it can no longer be denied, or ignored.”

                    Of course if the situation were reversed, we know what would happen.

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                      That dude didn’t vote for President Trump, yet he’s on a high soap horse box with th……. Eff him.

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                        This guy seems like a big-L Libertarian who believes in this whole small-D democracy thing. He’s spent $1M+ in his own money so far investigating 2020 election fraud. I’m OK with Libertarians or Democrats helping out here. Honest Libertarians and Democrats should want to turn over that rock.

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                        And:

                        https://twitter.com/chrismartenson/status/1341413200626143237

                        You and me both, Ron.
                        I simply reviewed a board certified doctor’s US Senate testimony and was struck down and censored. For reviewing clinical trial results. I’m a PhD pathologist.

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                              This is a pretty big deal:

                              The Google subsidiary says it will remove videos claiming President Trump won due to counting errors or software glitches (regardless of whether they’re evidence of said instances, we assume).

                              Dissidents on YouTube better have backup plans.

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                                I’m wondering what ‘standing’ Texas has regarding ‘the several states’ in election matters, other than being one of ‘the several states’ themselves.

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                                  On standing, from the PDF:

                                  Like any other action, an original action must meet the Article III criteria for a case or controversy: “it must appear that the complaining State has suffered a wrong through the action of the other State, furnishing ground for judicial redress, or is asserting a right against the other State which is susceptible of judicial enforcement according to the accepted principles of the common law or equity systems of jurisprudence.” Maryland v. Louisiana, 451 U.S. 725, 735-36 (1981) (internal quotations omitted). Plaintiff State has standing under those rules.3

                                  Because individual citizens may arguably suffer only a generalized grievance from Electors Clause violations, States have standing where their citizen voters would not, Lance v. Coffman, 549 U.S. 437, 442 (2007) (distinguishing citizen plaintiffs from citizen relators who sued in the name of a state). In Massachusetts v. Environmental Protection Agency, 549 U.S. 497 (2007), this Court held that states seeking to protect their sovereign interests are “entitled to special solicitude in our standing analysis.” Id. at 520. While Massachusetts arose in a different context—the same principles of federalism apply equally here to require special deference to the sovereign states on standing questions.

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                                    Thanks my friend.

                                    :-)

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                                    Commentary:

                                    https://twitter.com/octal/status/1332059988240588804

                                    Good faith in fact checking might still apply to journalists, but not to NYT, who are no longer journalists but some kind of dysfunctional weird woke activist-terrorists.

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                                      https://twitter.com/ckevincrow/status/1330591878505504773

                                      Police checkpoints encircle my neighborhood of 60k people (#newark);

                                      due to RR tracks, we have only ~~12 roads in. “people will only be allowed.. if they show -proof of residency & -proof they’re doing an essential activity.”

                                      Weekends only, for now.