Buy Twitter, Ban Trump

Former CIA Agent Valerie Plame Launches Campaign To Buy Twitter, So She Can Ban Trump

Former CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson, who was famously put in harm's way by former president George W. Bush in 2003 after his administration leaked her identity as an agent as a way to try to discredit her husband's denunciation of the Iraq War, has taken to social media to join the call to get President Trump banned from Twitter. She's now put together a crowdfunding campaign -- albeit probably a symbolic one -- to buy a controlling share of Twitter so that she can do the job herself. As the Associated Press notes, that would cost about $6 billion. So far it's raised a bit over $22,000.

Let's #BuyTwitter and #BanTrump:

Donald Trump has done a lot of horrible things on Twitter. From emboldening white supremacists to promoting violence against journalists, his tweets damage the country and put people in harm's way. But threatening actual nuclear war with North Korea takes it to a dangerous new level.

It's time to shut him down. The bad news is Twitter has ignored growing calls to enforce their own community standards and delete Trump's account. The good news is we can make that decision for them. [...]

Proceeds from this campaign will be used to buy a controlling share of Twitter. If we can't get a majority interest, we'll explore options for buying a significant stake in the company and champion this proposal at the annual shareholder meeting. If that's impossible for any reason or if there is a surplus from this campaign, 100% of the balance of proceeds will be donated to Global Zero, a nonprofit organization leading the resistance to nuclear war.

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They are Justified, and Ancient.

Welcome To The Dark Ages:

People wanted to know why the K Foundation burnt the money. Cauty and Drummond did not have an adequate answer. Cauty and Drummond felt it was for others to tell them why. Cauty and Drummond signed an agreement to stop trying to explain the burning of the money for a period of 23 years. This was done to provide adequate time for others to tell them why they burnt the money. The agreement took on the name The Twenty Three Year Moratorium, and was backdated to the night of the burning. This moratorium will be complete on 23rd August 2017. [...]

Various witnesses to the original burning and subsequent events will be called for testimony. [...] Note: neither J Cauty nor B Drummond will be amongst the witnesses, as they have nothing further to add.


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Facebook is happy to do business with nazis and racists on your behalf, because they are wonderful people.

Email I did not enjoy waking up to: "Why are you advertising on Breitbart?"

Apparently if you buy ads on Facebook, for Facebook, they will also push your ads out to nazi sites.

Both Facebook and Google weasel out of their culpability here by making you upload a by-inclusion blacklist: Facebook instructions. Google instructions.

Given that, I am surprised that it is difficult to find a comprehensive list of, "these sites are fucking nazis and you should blacklist them from your ads." Here's one. It seems like this list should be a lot longer. Let me know if you have a better resource.

When one searches for said blacklist, what one finds instead are are ten thousand breathless articles where some brand's PR flunky is quoted saying "we swear we are trying not to advertise with nazis, but the ads keep showing up there anyway and we can't make it stop." So that's awesome.

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