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May 28, 2020

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henry

rse, does it come with a bar code tattoo, or a subcutaneous rfid chip?

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Noted by Don Surber:

“In Minneapolis, you can get arrested for opening a business, but not for looting one.”
- Rush Limbaugh

rse

https://thefederalist.com/2020/05/28/its-time-to-stop-pretending-twitter-is-neutral/

Both my daughters last night were railing about the "unconstitutionality" of what trump was doing. Hubby is telling me to just let it go.

MissMarple2

Rep. Dan Crenshaw to graduates: "We are becoming increasingly fragile, frightened, and offended at everything. Well that won't help you when the hard times come." pic.twitter.com/O0znEjIQrG

— The Hill (@thehill) May 28, 2020

Short video at the link. (Crenshaw is the eyepatch representative from Texas.)

MissMarple2

rse,

They REALLY are going to be upset if they see that CNN reporter arrested by a democrat police force under a democrat mayor and governor.

Aren't they?

rse

More frameworks on the pandemic. Notice it is being used as the pretext to "redesign our economies".

Here are three ways we can avoid fueling polarization and open up space for ideas and action.
1. Focus on your big ideas and stay far from the fray.

Controversy and conflict stories come at a cost: they distract from critical public health and public policy discussions. If partisan confrontation comes to dominate discussions of the pandemic, it will crowd out ideas that we need to flourish right now: solidarity, equity, and redesigning our economies.

Engaging in culture war commentary isn't the best use of our limited communications opportunities. A steady stream of stories analyzing the polarization problem doesn't wash it away - it channels energy and attention to it. Most people want to stay out of rhetorical conflicts, preferring discourse that is even-toned and inclusive. We can offer them a chance to join a conversation without having to pick sides.

We need to focus, not fracture, our framing. Cut through the chaos by staying on message. Concentrate communications on important ideas about the pandemic itself and how we need to respond to solve problems.


Cut through with messages
about what matters

"The COVID-19 crisis has shown how vital it is that our governments are prepared to protect us from harm - and to take action in a focused, far-sighted way. At this critical moment in the pandemic, we need government to concentrate its attention and action on what lies ahead. This means putting people's wellbeing first, setting policies and issuing health guidance based on evidence. It means doing the hard work of redesigning our economies around what we really value: greater security, fuller participation, and a healthy environment."

Marlene

Good Morning! When I saw a picture of the Minneapolis mayor,I thought the same thing as rich @ 5:10...he's a wannabe Trudeau!

Good thoughts for Jane today!

rse

2. Keep using a big, generous "we."

The most powerful response to divisive voices is to maintain a stance of interdependence.

Keep making the pandemic a story about solidarity and our shared resolve to do what's right. Stick to talking about everyone's wellbeing. Show that your concern is for everyone, not just those who agree with you or those who are following the rules.

Don't let us-vs-them triggers creep into your communications, even in efforts to connect with your audience. Judgmental, emotional reactions (outrage, indignation, shock) invite defensiveness. They nudge people to identify with one group and dismiss or devalue others.

Invite people to understand
how we need to cooperate

"The pandemic has shown us how everyone's health depends on cooperation. As we begin to move through society more, we must keep working together to slow the spread of virus. One vital action is masking our mouths and noses when in public. Droplets from our breath could carry the virus without us realizing it. A cloth face covering prevents them from landing on people or surfaces. Other people's masks protect us, and our masks protect other people."

James D.

rse @ 7:44

That quote is exactly what the MSM allowed Zero to do for 8 years, to pretend he's above the fray and objective and calm and talking solutions...making anyone who disagrees with his "solutions" into the problem who is causing polarization and needs to be silenced to keep the peace.

rse

3. Respond judiciously to instances of resistance and non-compliance.

Our perceptions of what other people are - or are not - doing matter tremendously. These perceptions inform our behavior and attitudes. Given that people's attitudes and behaviors have life-or-death effects during the pandemic, it's critical that our communications help shape social norms that work in the interests of public health.

When we share vivid stories or images of "bad behavior," we give the false impression that it is widespread - and therefore, socially acceptable. This makes it easier for people to justify ignoring public health guidance.

Stories of "those people" engaging in behavior that threatens "us" come with other risks, too. They give rise to rancor and deepen divisions. They heighten the atmosphere of fear - and relocate its source, from the virus to each other.

We need to be careful in deciding whether, when, and how to share stories about behavior that's out of step with public health measures. In most cases, our energy is best spent on normalizing the kinds of actions that are necessary to reduce harm, save lives, and drive a just recovery.


Normalize what people and governments should be doing

"As a nation we're staying the course because we know what's at stake - everyone's health and wellbeing. With the virus still present, straying from the path now would jeopardize lives and make economic recovery harder. This is why we're looking to our leaders for clear and consistent guidance that protects our health. We're looking for creative approaches to strengthening communities in this difficult time. We're looking for the compassion to support the people hurting the most, and the courage to drive a recovery plan that puts people first."

Speaking of cnn, miss marple, that private school whose graduation parties and interstate travel among grads set off a cluster that is doubling about everyday is where ted turner's grandkids go to school.

Last night's local news had videos up of grad's posting their positive test results and laughing about it.

Captain Hate

Engaging in culture war commentary isn't the best use of our limited communications opportunities.

That's all those tools do.

Melinda

The "Paid To Protest*" aspect has developed as expected.

*Protest = Riot, but don't call it that, per NBC.

Melinda

Have fun:

MURRAY
@murray_nyc
Replying to
@realDonaldTrump
and
@Twitter
Do you think Twitter should BAN Donald Trump?
71,851 votes · 4 days left

https://twitter.com/murray_nyc/status/1265436166985220098?s=20

Melinda

Samantha Michaels
@sjmichaels
George Floyd and Derek Chauvin, the police officer who killed him, both worked as security at the same club until the end of last year kstp.com/news/george-fl…

More locals on the nightclub angle.

rse

No, ch, they also write articles for Stanford Social Innovation Review.

https://ssir.org/articles/entry/advocating_for_age_in_an_age_of_uncertainty

Today, the COVID-19 pandemic is pushing Americans’ cultural bias against older people to new heights. We’ve seen leaders suggest that grandparents are expendable in the name of economy. The hashtag #BoomerRemover emerged and started trending in mid-March as a way to mark and make light of ageist comments about the pandemic. And Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization, had to repeatedly address public opinion that COVID-19 was not a serious concern because of initial public beliefs that it affected only older people.

Melinda

You may not reply to any of DJT's Tweets anymore.

Anita doubles down.

Captain Hate

This won't end well for those dopes.

Melinda

rse-

That has to be just another coincidence.

Melinda

Dan Bongino
@dbongino
Dear @jack,
What’s the word on this tweet?
Do libs get a free “inciting violence” pass on this broken platform? 👇🏻👇🏻

olivia gatwood @oliviagatwood
burn it down. fuck property. fuck cops.

https://twitter.com/dbongino/status/1266339369566310405

But it's a "Protest".

Melinda

First Squawk
@FirstSquawk
US SEC. OF STATE POMPEO: TRUMP WILL MAKE A SERIES OF ANNOUNCEMENTS ON CHINA.

MissMarple2

• George Floyd was killed by a cop.
• George black. Cop white.
• 4 cops fired. No charges yet.
• Spontaneous riots break out in 12 cities
• Antifa and BLM on the scene
• Looters steal. Arsonists burn.
• News is sketchy.
• Looks planned.
• All democrats.
================================
Info copied from a tweet on Twitter.

Melinda

Jonathan Turley
@JonathanTurley
Twitter could not be doing more to highlight the threat to free speech in first targeting a political tweet on main-voting and then targeting a second tweet under the ambiguous standard of “glorifying violence.” ...

...Twitter had the chance to return to neutrality but it is more concerned with expressing its views than preserving its forum. I would not care about such self-inflicted wounds but free speech is likely suffer the collateral damage from Twitter's glorifying speech controls.

https://twitter.com/JonathanTurley/status/1266331763334356992

rse

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/05/minneapolis-meltdown.php

Riots, looting, arson, vandalism, violence, destruction, and robbery continued for a third night in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd at the of hands of the Minneapolis police. We have quickly moved beyond “protests” to the shame and disgrace of a terroristic crime spree from which we will be a long time recovering.

The Third Precinct police headquarters at 30th and Minnehaha was torched and burned to the ground — the authorities let it burn to the ground. Law enforcement is invisible. We have reverted to a Hobbesian state of nature a la Lord of the Flies. Martha MacCallum played footage the looting during her interview with Kyle Hooten on her FOX News show early last night. Alpha News has posted the video here.

The crime spree spread from Minneapolis to St. Paul and points elsewhere. More than 170. St. Paul businesses have been looted or damaged while dozens of fires have been set. St. Paul had nothing to do with the death of George Floyd. It is nothing more than a criminal target of opportunity.

Suburban malls fear they might be next. Civic order has broken down with astonishing speed. Mob rule has descended. The forces of order have withdrawn.

Boy mayor Jacob Frey elected to let the Third Precinct headquarters burn. The mayor declared at a hastily called press conference that he had “made the decision to evacuate the building.” He philosophized like a college sophomore: “The symbolism of a building cannot outweigh the importance of life.” He liked the thought so much he reiterated it this way: “Brick and mortar is not as important as life.”

MissMarple2

https://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/10/21/target-forensics-lab

Target has a state-of-the-art forensics lab.

MissMarple2

Dan Scavino's comment on Twitter's action:

Dan Scavino Jr.
@Scavino45
·
9m


Twitter is targeting the President of the United States 24/7, while turning their heads to protest organizers who are planning, plotting, and communicating their next moves daily on this very platform. Twitter is full of shit - more and more people are beginning to get it.

Another Bob

I never knew that Target forensics lab thing. Seems creepy for some reason.

MissMarple2

Another Bob,

Seemed rather bizarre to me, too. Next we will find out that they have their own police units.

Target's original sites here were purchased from the old department store L.S. Ayres, who opened them as discount stores as opposed to their upscale department stores downtown and in the luxury malls of the suburbs. They were originally Ayr-Way stores, and for a long time I didn't even know that Target was headquartered in Minneapolis.

Jane

Good Morning. Kiwi had a tough night. She knows something is up. Thanks for your good wishes Marlene. I’ve already got a headache. Wonder if that’s an omen.

What a mess in Minnesota. I bet many are being paid by Soros et al.

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump
·
18m


“The President has been targeted by Twitter.”
@MariaBartiromo
What about all of the lies and fraudulent statements made by Adam Schiff, and so many others, on the Russian Witch Hunt Plus, Plus, Plus? What about China’s propaganda? WHO’s mistakes? No flags?
@foxandfriends

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump
·
8m


“Regulate Twitter if they are going to start regulating free speech.”
@JudgeJeanine

@foxandfriends
Well, as they have just proven conclusively, that’s what they are doing. Repeal Section 230!!!

jimmyk

This is not going to make Cuomo too popular upstate, not that he gives a damn:

Last-minute shocker: Cuomo delays Phase Two reopening

Tens of thousands of businesses were set to reopen this morning, having put in place all sorts of distancing measures. Then Cuomo pulled the rug out from under them.

Cuomo addressed the issue briefly during a radio interview Thursday afternoon when he said "international experts" will analyze "all the data points" to determine whether individual regions could proceed with the reopening process.

No riots reported.

MissMarple2

Jane,

Ringers crossed that THIS time things work out.

MissMarple2

FINGERS crossed!!

henry

Jimmyk, “international experts”? Chinese by coincidence?

MissMarple2

Mark Knoller

@markknoller
·
1m


WH economic advisor Larry Kudlow says US Govt "furious" at China's mishandling of the Coronavirus outbreak and imposition of expanded control over Hong Kong. On @foxandfriends, he said Pres Trump will be announcing new steps to hold China accountable for its actions.


MissMarple2

henry,

Remember when Jack Dorsey went to Africa a couple years ago? Remember how I told you that China had a lot of mining people in Africa? And then we found out that China had lots of people in other areas over there.

So I am wondering if Dorsey is not only financially but politically in cahoots with the Chinese CCP and ramping this thing up at THEIR bidding.

Narciso

Hes operating under at least one of their networks ntn in south africa or huawei miss marple.

Melinda

China's hosting another "Welding Party", in another city.

Jane

MM,

You can cross your “Ringers”. That may work better!

sbwaters

Cuomo must know I'm scheduled to get my hair cut Monday.

jimmyk

sbw, I sure wish businesses would give their collective middle fingers to Cuomo and just reopen anyway. What's he gonna do? Everyone hates him now, or should.

MissMarple2


John Roberts

@johnrobertsFox
·
28m


.
@GOPChairwoman Ronna McDaniel gives @RoyCooperNC
until June 3 to give the @GOPconvention assurances the convention can be held in Charlotte.

Narciso

Well you have madame lafarge james as atty general so.

MissMarple2

jimmyk,

Janice Dean (Fox weather gal) sure does. She lost a relative in one of those nursing home Corona Virus deaths' and she isn't letting him off the hook on blame.

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump
·
26m


CHINA!

rse

https://www.city-journal.org/legal-challenges-state-lockdown-orders is quite interesting for anyone wanting a history of quarantine edicts.

Dave (in MA)

Cut it out, Joe.

Narciso

Like the new york library.

Melinda

MM-

She lost BOTH her In-Laws in NY nursing homes to Covid:

https://www.foxnews.com/media/janice-dean-cuomo-nursing-home-policy-coronavirus

MissMarple2

Thanks, Melinda.

I couldn't remember for sure but I knew at least one.

henry

@vickimckenna

A nd folks thought I was goofy for making sure I had topped off my ammo stock instead of hoarding toilet paper: "Rioter: ‘We’re Gonna Start Coming to the Suburbs’" #BuyGuns

https://twitter.com/VickiMcKenna/status/1266356811852111879

MissMarple2

Lara Trump

@LaraLeaTrump
·
12m


Looting is not protesting. Burning down local homes and businesses is not protesting. How sad that the memory of #GeorgeFloyd has been lost in all of this.

Melinda

The Hill
@thehill
"New FBI document confirms the Trump campaign was investigated without justification" via @TheHillOpinion hill.cm/yna789B

https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1266352356049944576

[That had to have hurt.]

Same OpEd page:

https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/500049-twitter-joins-democrats-to-boost-mail-in-voting-heres-why


MissMarple2

Ted Cruz

@tedcruz
·
6m


Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), in a letter Friday to the Justice and Treasury departments, is calling for a criminal investigation of Twitter over allegations the company is violating U.S. sanctions against Iran:

Melinda

Hoft:

Jim Hoft
@gatewaypundit
BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: According to Attorney the DNI Allegedly Has Call Records Between Seth Rich and WikiLeaks - It's Now Presumed Brennan's CIA Was More Involved Than We Thought thegatewaypundit.com/2020/05/breaki… via @gatewaypundit @joehoft

https://twitter.com/gatewaypundit/status/1266353861087895552

Melinda

Video of umbrella bearer, in a gas mask, breaking autozone windows. This is the lead in to last night's video.

https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/very-suspicious-video-from-autozone/

Buckeye

"Rioter: ‘We’re Gonna Start Coming to the Suburbs’"

Go ahead. Make “regular guy’s” day.

MissMarple2

Melinda,

Doesn't look like someone consumed with rage as much as someone deliberately making sure that the scene looks appropriately scary.

Jane

I would love for the democrats and Clapper to get nailed for murdering Seth Rich!

Melinda

"Unlocking Sans Keys"

GUS

Jane, love and prayers coming your way.

MissMarple2

Melinda,

Found a longer version of that window-smasher in the comments on one of Terrence Williams' tweets.
Video at link.

pic.twitter.com/jEWqVpbX6F

— 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸₩OKE STATE OF MIND🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@Wokestateofmind) May 29, 2020
GUS

**"Rioter: ‘We’re Gonna Start Coming to the Suburbs’"

Suburbanite: We have guns. BYOBB. Bring your own body bag.

Melinda

Hmm-

Call for "Protest Actors" in Philly:

https://twitter.com/rebas1111/status/1266190499104374785?s=20

Extraneus

Turley, from Mel's 8:18:

Finally, Twitter is making the case against itself. It is given protections under Section 320 because it has claimed to being neutral supplier of virtual space for people to speak with one another. Roughly 80 million people want to hear from Trump, not Twitter. Yet, Twitter has again inserted itself into that conversation to convey its own view of what is being discussed. Imagine if the telephone company took it upon itself to periodically interrupt calls to express its view of what was just said. If Twitter insists on being an active participant in such postings, it is changing its legal status and morphing into a viewpoint publisher.
Marlene

Governor Mills allowed Penobscot County to open June 1,but not the southern Maine counties. If she is so scared of out of staters,then put a roadblock across I-95 in Kittery. I saw plenty of NY and Mass. license plates up here in the middle of nowhere while doing errands yesterday. They're already here! The restaurant owners in Portland are furious. Many had replenished inventory for a June 1 opening. We have friends who have a substantial investment in their son's restaurant in the Old Port. Her recent text to us said their son is in turmoil.

matt - deplore me if you must

So we finally have our own Mogadishu. They planted it right in the middle of perhaps the most welcoming state in the union.

Why is it that the reaction every time seems to be looting and arson? Some poor Kirean grocer or store owner gets ripped off and this is their cry for justice?

There comes a point when justice must be equally applied to all and we are past that point. Do the crime. Do the time. With surveillance cameras we can identify the ones without umbrellas and masks and track down the others.

Show up at these assholes doors with a iPad and ask them "is this you?" in the video and haul them downtown for 30 or 60 days.

Melinda

Mollie
@MZHemingway
Twitter moving from general US election meddling in fight against Trump into something more serious. Question is what to do about it.

Twitter Safety @TwitterSafety
Replying to @TwitterSafety
We have also placed a public interest notice on this identical Tweet from @WhiteHouse. twitter.com/WhiteHouse/sta…

twitter.com/TwitterSafety/status/1266366392577609730

Show this thread

https://twitter.com/MZHemingway/status/1266373408104693760

Starting a war at the time and place of your own choosing usually requires a plan. I don't think jack realizes this just yet.

Rocco

Good luck today Jane.

From Mel's 8:06, they're threatening to burn down the White House.

https://twitter.com/w_terrence/status/1266273014443737093

And I wonder if Minnesota's AG assaulted any cops in Floyd riots? Someone needs to ask him where he was last night.

https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1266224439362048001

The Infamous Ignatz

Small and pasty Matty Continetti is concerned that Trump is in trouble.

Captain Hate

Biden canceled his donor event with Weissmann.

https://tinyurl.com/ydybavwu

Too late, Weissmann already demonstrated he's a partisan hack.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 29, 2020 10:29 AM (ZLI7S)

Rocco

That threat to burn the White House down was from Kenya so he's going to need a long match.

(sorry, I should have read further)

The Infamous Ignatz

Shocking;
Greten Witchmer is a confirmed liar.

Jane

Thanks everyone. I know you are all thinking of me and I appreciate it. Now aim your good thoughts at Kiwi please!

The Infamous Ignatz

--That threat to burn the White House down was from Kenya so he's going to need a long match.--

Barry and Big Mike on vacay?

Dave (in MA)

+1 Kiwi

Dave (in MA)


Daily Caller@DailyCaller · 8h
Vice President of the Minneapolis City Council Andrea Jenkins says George Floyd and Officer Chauvin worked at the same restaurant together for seventeen years.

"They were coworkers for a very long time."

MissMarple2

This whole thing is getting weirder and weirder.

MissMarple2

NEW!!!

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

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President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

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