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Here's my prediction:

Joe Biden wins both the popular vote and the electoral college.

Donald Trump announces the election was rigged by voter fraud and that the real winner is himself. Despite no proof, tens of millions of Americans believe this without any doubt.

Trump refuses Biden and his team entry into the White House.

Then what?

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I'm tired of all the tribalism and the factionalism.

I'm tired of all the defeatism and nihilism.

We have more in common than what is driving us apart.

Let's go back to having hope for the future.

Let's remove Trump and create a better world.

We can do this.

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It is time to and tell all your friends to join the Fediverse

Twitter Removes Privacy Option, and Shows Why We Need Strong Privacy Laws
eff.org/deeplinks/2020/04/twit

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Everything is still the same...

But everything is different now...

**Donald Trump Is No Longer President**

"Robert Reich: Since moving into the Oval Office in January 2017, Trump hasn’t shown an ounce of interest in governing. He obsesses only about himself. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski / AFP / Getty Images): "

commondreams.org/views/2020/06

#news #bot

White people, be the change with us.

Demand your legislators pass reforms like this one from Congressional Black Caucus chair Representative Karen Bass.

Elect more black leaders and leaders who will ally with us to enact this type of legislation.

It's time for you to pick up the ball. You can't forget about this by next month.

Congressional Black Caucus to propose policing reforms after George Floyd's death - ABC News - abcn.ws/3cuuMdD

- A US Senator is talking about developing a bill to ban the use of military against protestors. Yes, it's just talk for now, but every bill has to start somewhere: nytimes.com/reuters/2020/06/02

- Colorado lawmakers are discussing a police reform bill that removes immunity from prosecution for officers (HOW WAS THIS EVER A THING), empowers the state AG to investigate incidents, banning fired officers from getting jobs in neighboring precincts, and more: kdvr.com/news/politics/colorad

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If you’re looking for signs of hope, here’s a 🧵 of changes I’ve seen in the news. I’m sure there are more, let’s pile ‘em on.

#BlackLivesMatter

- The Minneapolis Public School board just voted unanimously to cancel their contract with the Minneapolis Police Department: thecut.com/2020/06/minneapolis

- Leaders in both the US house and senate have announced hearings to investigate police violence: nytimes.com/2020/05/29/us/poli

$5bn class action lawsuit filing against Chrome Incognito Mode 

anti-police brutality claims as a predictor of police repression of protest 

Spike Lee: "People are angry for a reason. It's not like you're just born angry. You're angry because you live every day in this world where the system is not set up for you to win."

bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-a

RT @FreedomofPress
Approaching 200 serious press freedom violations nationwide in less than a week. The vast majority have been perpetrated by police.

So unprecedented it's hard to put into words.

In 2019, we tracked 150 violations ALL YEAR. twitter.com/uspresstracker/sta

uspol - please vote in today's primaries 

"“It is un-American to use our service members to ‘dominate’ civilians, as both the President and Secretary of Defense have suggested,” House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) said in a statement. “We live in a democracy, not a dictatorship.”

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) decried Trump’s remarks as “fascist,” while Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) tweeted that Trump had “just declared war on millions of Americans and the 1st Amendment.”

washingtonpost.com/politics/de

"It was later revealed that Trump instigated the assault on protesters specifically to make a gesture of walking to St. John’s church.

Nothing could be more representative of the dangerous narcissism of a president in over his head, resorting to threats of violence against a country he ostensibly is supposed to lead. The deliberate instigation of violence for his own photo op tells Americans how deeply twisted and deformed his character is."

washingtonpost.com/opinions/20

uspol, birdsite 

RT @MikeIsaac@birdsite.link
Facebook employees are now openly resigning in protest of Mark Zuckerberg's policies on Trump, and posting the evidence to LinkedIn, Twitter et. al.

linkedin.com/posts/timothy-j-a

twitter.com/MikeIsaac/status/1

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