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GreenFire

@GreenFire@mstdn.social

Rule-of-law Democrat

Started using Mastodon Jan. 7th, 2022 after getting suspended from Twitter. Moved from climatejustice.social .

Ask me if you don't understand why I have any of my opinions, but don't just tell me that I am wrong without preparing to defend yours with facts.

toots may just be hot air.

Pronouns are he/him

He who dares not offend cannot be honest. ~ Thomas Paine

I do #ClimateCrisis #JustSayin #ClimateProgress, #ClimateSolutions etc.

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My family for years has been bragging about how great a businessman he is, meanwhile:

Shares of TMTG (DJT) tumbled 14% Tuesday after closing 18% lower Monday. Driving the stock lower Tuesday: The company’s premier product, Truth Social, announced a major expansion into streaming, a notoriously cost-intensive business in which media behemoths like Disney have struggled to turn a profit.

GreenFire, to random
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I'm wondering if the statements made by people like Johnson and Gaetz to the press as well into our congressional record could be used to obtain warrants since they're so clearly pro-Putin?

I miss having access to lawyers with both national security and constitutional law experience like Brad Moss over on twitter. Perhaps @Teri_Kanefield or @emptywheel would know or could ask their colleagues over on that foul site if it's an interesting/pertinent question.

GreenFire, to random
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If you are forced to interact with MAGA folks and they seem at all open to looking at actual evidence about that orange chump, I advise you to bookmark court filings like this.

Court filings are our best means to have unimpeachable evidence in our public discourse because of the consequences both sides face for making false statements.

This is DA Bragg's short list of the legal actions against Trump that show how shitty he is.
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/24554345-peoples-sandoval-notice-filed

Brandi_Buchman, to random
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Hush-money prosecutors offer long list of Trump’s bad acts intended to destroy his credibility with jurors

https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/hush-money-prosecutors-offer-long-list-of-trumps-bad-acts-intended-to-destroy-his-credibility-with-jurors/

GreenFire,
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@Brandi_Buchman
Meanwhile on Wednesday, despite Trump's fundraising pleas to his supporters that his criminal trial is interfering in his campaigning, he's golfing today as he does most days.

GreenFire, to random
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Regrettably, I would first have to acquire a friend. Why else do you think I post so much.

GottaLaff, to maine
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👉🏼"In voting news, has become the latest state to join the National Popular Vote compact, which could transform the way presidents are elected in the United States. Sixteen states and Washington, D.C., have now pledged to award their combined 209 electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the nationwide popular vote. The compact will only go into effect once supporters of the compact control at least 270 votes." https://www.democracynow.org/2024/4/17/headlines/maine_joins_national_popular_vote_compact

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@GottaLaff
Whoo-hoo, there's a good chance that if things go well this year it may be the last year that our outdated electoral college will be able to override the voters' will!

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Why is he waiting?

A special ST Dept panel told SOS Blinken -the US should restrict arms sales to Israeli military units that've been credibly accused of HR abuses. He hasn't taken any action. The incidents under review mostly took place in the West Bank & occurred before #Oct7, incl. reports of extrajudicial killings by the Israeli Border Police; an incident in which a battalion gagged, handcuffed & left an elderly PA American man for dead...
#IsraelHamaWar #WarCrimes https://www.propublica.org/article/israel-gaza-blinken-leahy-sanctions-human-rights-violations?taid=662030f9d453a400011f6bcc&utm_campaign=trueanthem&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

GreenFire,
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@KimPerales
I don't think that these geopolitical issues are quite as black & white as a lot of people seem to think they are. Of course, our domestic laws surrounding our military industrial complex probably add layers of complexity that make them even more difficult to comprehend.

In other words, I have no idea what might be the answer to your query, but I do trust Joe Biden and his administration to do the best they can for Americans as well as for everyone on the globe that he can.

potus, to random

I strongly support the national security package in the House of Representatives that supports Israel and Ukraine, provides humanitarian aid to Palestinians in Gaza, and bolsters security and stability in the Indo-Pacific.

The House must pass the package this week and the Senate should quickly follow.

I will sign this into law immediately to send a message to the world:

We stand with our friends, and we won’t let Iran or Russia succeed.

GreenFire,
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@wagesj45 @potus
Joe Biden should not sacrifice Palestinian and Ukrainian lives for young Americans imho.

noelreports, to random
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Today, 3 Dutch F-16s were delivered to the European F-16 training center in Romania. For training Romanian, Ukrainian and pilots from other European countries, Dutch Minister of Defense, Kasja Ollongren reported.

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GreenFire,
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@noelreports
I wonder if there are three Ukrainians ready to pilot F16s yet?

Probably and hopefully more.

LandSurveyerK, to tesla
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GreenFire,
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@LandSurveyerK
Calling that move by ELoon capitalism is like calling the situation in Haiti social anarchism.

GreenFire, to random
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GB News has been criticised for peddling a conspiracy theory that reducing carbon emissions will kill off half the population. On Sunday’s The Neil Oliver Show, guest Jasmine Birtles falsely claimed that governments’ net-zero plans had a covert ‘depopulation’ agenda, aiming to wipe out 7.5 billion people worldwide.

Presenter Neil Oliver agreed with her and called the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations members in 2025, ‘anti-human’.

GottaLaff, to random
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Lol, well yeah.

Via Ron Filipkowski:

There it is …

Acyn:

#MichaelCohen says he’s unaware of #Trump attending any of his children’s graduations: When it related to school here in Manhattan, this was prior to Trump deciding to run, it was Melania and I who put Barron into school here

GreenFire,
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@GottaLaff
I'm surprised that Trump hasn't found or produced with plastic surgery a few fake Melania's so that he could pretend she wasn't at home in her hot tub with the" hairdresser" the campaign pays over a half a million per year. They wouldn't have to speak obviously since no one expects that from her.

GreenFire, to random
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I'd like to revisit our media's attempt to persuade our POTUS to hold a debate with an insurrectionist.

They didn't address the fact that Trump used his last appearance on the stage they provided to him in order to incite a violent insurrection. How can they ignore his "Stand back, stand by" call to his supporters?

GreenFire,
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@Lichtenbergian
That reminds me of a good new joke, imo, that Joe's started using at his campaign stops.

It goes something like this:

We've grown America's economy better than any other major nation's post-pandemic, but I know there are still people weighed down by debt. Just the other day someone approached me saying he's having trouble paying his bills.

I said sorry Donald, I can't loan you any money.

GreenFire, to random
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Boeing said Tuesday it is buying 9.4M gallons of blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to support its 2024 U.S. commercial operations and reduce its carbon emissions, in its largest-ever annual SAF purchase, more than 60% higher than its buy in 2023.

Boeing also will buy the CO2 emissions reduction associated with 5.4M gallons of blended SAF through the book-and-claim process, including 3.5M gallons of blended SAF made by Neste, while World Kinect Fuel Services will supply 1.9M gallons.

GreenFire, to Ukraine
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A Chinese specialist on Russia has delivered a grim forecast for Vladimir Putin's war in Ukraine: that it is doomed to fail.

Peking University professor Feng Yujun is also cooling on the future of Beijing-Moscow relations, writing in a recent op-ed in The Economist that the two nations have diverging visions of the future of global affairs.

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rbreich, to random
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Ginni Thomas was directly involved in efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

Yet Clarence Thomas didn't recuse himself from arguments today in a case about the January 6 insurrection.

How is this not a scandal of epic proportions?

GreenFire,
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@rbreich
Clarence Thomas has not been forced out yet because the Republicans have succeeded in creating so many scandals that the public cannot focus on one to its conclusion.

GreenFire, to random
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DJT stock price crashing is titillating, but I think that it's a lot more impactful that we've successfully gotten Tesla stock to tank.

We started to turn the public away from Elon Musk's companies after he came out into the open supporting the far-right and white supremacy and it's showing real tangible results as their falling market share and tanking sales is having significant impacts.

I feel sorry for the laid-off employees, but if you work for a fascist one should be prepared for it imo.

GreenFire, to solar
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In a shining example of turning swords into plowshares, the U.S. government wants to transform old nuclear bomb testing grounds into clean energy powerhouses.

The Department of Energy and National Nuclear Security Administration are offering up land where nuclear weapons were tested for decades — and solar developers are lining up for a chance to build renewable energy projects on these sites.

Cleanup to Clean Energy aims to make productive use of contaminated lands.

#EnergyTransition #Solar

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Zelenskyi has signed the law with new rules and changes regarding mobilization. In 1 month, it will come into effect.

GreenFire,
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@noelreports
Excellent, once the Ukrainian army has more troops than they can bring more weapons to bear to drive the orcs off their territory.

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Russia is considering the transfer of modern Su-35 fighter jets and anti-aircraft defense systems, likely S-400, to Iran to defend against strikes by Israel and the United States as military cooperation between Moscow and Tehran reached a new level. https://babel.ua/news/106105-wp-rosiya-hoche-peredati-iranu-ppo-y-vinishchuvachi-ce-posilit-zahist-tegerana-vid-aviaudariv-izrajilyu

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@noelreports
Russia has to give away its advanced weaponry because everyone around the globe has seen how poorly it performs.

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⚡️The Ukrainian military hit a 55Zh6U NEBO-U long-range radar with a range of 700km in the Bryansk region, RBC reports based on its sources. The cost of this radar is estimated at $100 million.

https://www.rbc.ua/rus/news/sili-oboroni-znishchili-rls-rosiyi-ka-kontrolyuvala-1713255855.html

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@noelreports
krainian military destroyed a long-range radar system in the Russian Bryansk region that controlled the sky up to 700 km deep into Ukraine, sources say to RBC-Ukraine.

The Ukrainian defense forces destroyed the upgraded Nebo-U complex, which helped Russians detect Ukrainian weapons and supported bombers attacking Ukrainian border positions.

According to sources, the complex was hit by seven kamikaze drones of aircraft type.

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Ukrainian engineers, at a UAE-registered company, are co-developing a submarine vessel that is capable of firing torpedo rockets. It can travel silently at a speed of 50km/h, is able to carry 10 passengers and can carry a payload. It already has undergone tests for warfare use. Wether Ukraine will be granted access to this vessel is not yet known.

https://www.kyivpost.com/post/31158

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GreenFire,
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@noelreports
It looks cool. I hope that works as effectively as hoped for.

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Besides the Orenburg region, water problems are also occuring in the Kurgan and Tomsk regions in Russia. The water level in the Tobol river has risen to 5+ meters. In the Tomsk region, water in the Tom river is also rising rapidly

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GreenFire,
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@VikingChieftain @michalz00 @noelreports
I think that we got arrogant after the collapse of the Soviet Union along with the power of our conventional military might.

But yes, the information sphere can only be ignored at your peril so I'm sure there's more than I know about.
https://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2022/2/11/still-playing-catch-up-in-information-operations

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