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Daily thread - United States 2021 transition of power - January 13

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  1. [11]
    dubteedub
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    So more reports are coming out by Democratic members of Congress and it is increasingly looking this this was an inside job of some sort where the MAGA terrorists were given intelligence ahead of...

    So more reports are coming out by Democratic members of Congress and it is increasingly looking this this was an inside job of some sort where the MAGA terrorists were given intelligence ahead of time, as well as assistance on the day of the attack.

    Rep. Mikie Sherrill, during a live webcast Tuesday evening, said she witnessed some members of Congress leading people through the Capitol on Jan. 5 in what she termed a "reconnaissance for the next day" when insurrectionists took part in a deadly siege on the legislative branch.

    As people rushed out of other buildings on the Capitol grounds, staffers in Pressley’s office barricaded the entrance with furniture and water jugs that had piled up during the pandemic. Groh pulled out gas masks and looked for the special panic buttons in the office.

    “Every panic button in my office had been torn out — the whole unit,” she said, though they could come up with no rationale as to why. She had used them before and hadn’t switched offices since then. As they were escorted to several different secure locations, Groh and Pressley and her husband tried to remain calm and vigilant — not only of rioters but of officers they did not know or trust, she said.

    House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) mentioned that looters had found their way to his unmarked, third floor office and stole his iPad. He questioned how they could locate that office but not his clearly marked ceremonial office in Statuary Hall. Later, another Democrat on the call, Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.) specifically raised the question of possible collusion among some Capitol Police officers, according to several people listening.

    In an interview airing Sunday, Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) said she believes some Capitol Police officers aided the rioters and may have helped steer them once inside the building, calling it “one of the most troubling things” about the assault.

    The congresswoman spoke about a “very close encounter” with the insurrectionists during which she said, “I thought I was going to die.” At another point, she said, “I did not know if I was going to make it to the end of that day alive.”

    “I didn’t even feel safe going to that extraction point because there were QAnon and white supremacist members of Congress who I felt would disclose my location and create opportunities to allow me to be hurt,” she said, adding that she “didn’t feel safe around other members of Congress.”

    Now if we want an idea about who some of these seditious members of Congress may be, Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene, Lauren Boebert, Mary Miller, and Madison Cawthorne seem like good starting points.

    Rep. Boebert on the morning of the attack tweeted “Today is 1776” and also live-tweeted Speaker Pelosi’s location during the attack.

    Rep. Green has been dubbed Congress’ Qanon lady and has made a number of threats towards “socialist” congresswomen and a ton of racist remarks.

    Rep. Miller positively quoted Hitler’s Mein Kampf last week.

    And Rep. Cawthorne visted Hitler’s vacation house, posted it to Instagram calling him “the Fuhrer”, and said it was on his bucket list.

    While the GOP has long been a party of racists and white supremacists, they are just completely mask off now.

    26 votes
    1. [3]
      spctrvl
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      The more we learn about this, the more I feel like we dodged a massive bullet with this coup attempt. It's like if the reichstag fire was put out by the sprinklers and the Nazis lost the next...

      The more we learn about this, the more I feel like we dodged a massive bullet with this coup attempt. It's like if the reichstag fire was put out by the sprinklers and the Nazis lost the next week's elections.

      15 votes
      1. [2]
        nukeman
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        I’m still worried it’s the “Beer Hall Putsch” phase, and we’re in for a whole lot more.

        I’m still worried it’s the “Beer Hall Putsch” phase, and we’re in for a whole lot more.

        13 votes
        1. spctrvl
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          Well, in defense of my analogy, if the Nazis had been voted out, they would have still been around. The problems we face are the same ones the Weimar Republic would in that hypothetical, and it's...

          Well, in defense of my analogy, if the Nazis had been voted out, they would have still been around. The problems we face are the same ones the Weimar Republic would in that hypothetical, and it's these: how can we purge our government and society of authoritarian politics without losing a world war and being occupied by foreign powers interested in the same? How can we do it without building structures that can be turned against us by future authroitarians? How can we go about this without ourselves falling victim to authoritarianism?

          Not questions with easy answers, and I've not seen good trends in that direction. The media are prepared to dick ride what are essentially Bush-era republicans just because they oppose the farcical authoritarianism of Trump, even when the path of development from the former to the latter is basically a straight line. If the Republican party is rehabilitated in the popular consciousness along those lines, then yeah, we'll be back here in a decade or two at most. The only semi-realistic path forward I see is building a democratic coalition as strong as the New Dealers, that reduces the republican party into cultural and electoral irrelevance for a good generation or two, a position they occupied for much of the 20th century. But uh, yeah, indicators aren't looking good there either.

          8 votes
    2. vord
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      I really hope that this series of events is enough to start kicking out vast numbers of representatives and people start getting serious about election reform.

      While the GOP has long been a party of racists and white supremacists, they are just completely mask off now.

      I really hope that this series of events is enough to start kicking out vast numbers of representatives and people start getting serious about election reform.

      13 votes
    3. [4]
      streblo
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      Until we have more information -- this seems potentially misleading. I'm sure there were more than a few new members of congress showing their family/friends around the building. Has Sherill...

      Rep. Mikie Sherrill, during a live webcast Tuesday evening, said she witnessed some members of Congress leading people through the Capitol on Jan. 5 in what she termed a "reconnaissance for the next day" when insurrectionists took part in a deadly siege on the legislative branch.

      Until we have more information -- this seems potentially misleading. I'm sure there were more than a few new members of congress showing their family/friends around the building. Has Sherill expanded on what she saw exactly and why she is jumping to this conclusion?

      11 votes
      1. [3]
        dubteedub
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        Rep. Sherrill has not made any further public statements on this claim, nor has she identified specific lawmakers. Here is the quote from her FB live video: Mikie Sherrill says unidentified...

        Rep. Sherrill has not made any further public statements on this claim, nor has she identified specific lawmakers. Here is the quote from her FB live video:

        "I also intend to see that those members of Congress who abetted him — those members of Congress who had groups coming through the capitol that I saw on Jan. 5 for reconnaissance for the next day — those members of Congress who incited the violent crowd, those members of Congress that attempted to help our president undermine our democracy, I'm going see that they're held accountable," Sherrill said.

        Link to video here - https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=2316754338448152&ref=watch_permalink

        Given the Congresswoman is a former US Navy helicopter pilot and federal prosecutor, i'm inclined to take her allegations seriously, particularly in light of the actions of several GOP representatives on the day of the attack and their efforts in organizing the event that led to the riot.

        Alexander, who organized the “Stop the Steal” movement, said he hatched the plan — coinciding with Congress’s vote to certify the electoral college votes — alongside three GOP lawmakers: Reps. Andy Biggs (Ariz.), Mo Brooks (Ala.) and Paul A. Gosar (Ariz.), all hard-line Trump supporters.

        “We four schemed up of putting maximum pressure on Congress while they were voting,” Alexander said in a since-deleted video on Periscope highlighted by the Project on Government Oversight, an investigative nonprofit. The plan, he said, was to “change the hearts and the minds of Republicans who were in that body, hearing our loud roar from outside.”

        12 votes
        1. [2]
          dubteedub
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          Update on this from Rep. Mikie Sherill. She has signed a letter along with 30 other members of Congress to request an investigation from the Acting House Sergeant at Arms, Acting Senate Sergeant...

          Update on this from Rep. Mikie Sherill. She has signed a letter along with 30 other members of Congress to request an investigation from the Acting House Sergeant at Arms, Acting Senate Sergeant at Arms, and US Capitol Police into the suspicious behavior and access given to visitors to the Capitol Complex on Jan. 5, 2021 - the day before the attacks on the Capitol.

          You can view the full letter on her Twitter page here - https://twitter.com/RepSherrill/status/1349439821060702215.

          Many of the Members who signed this letter, including those of us who have served in the military and are trained to recognize suspicious activity, as well as various members of our staff, witnessed an extremely high number of outside groups in the complex on Tuesday, January 5.

          This is unusual for several reasons, including the fact that access to the Capitol Complex has been restricted since public tours ended in March due to the pandemic. We found these tours so concerning that senior staff questioned the SAA on January 5 about what was taking place.

          This seems to have a lot more evidence in favor of the fact that there was in fact insiders within Congress coordinating intelligence for the atttack.

          18 votes
    4. suspended
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      I just found this recent Reddit comment:

      I just found this recent Reddit comment:

      This video might interest you
      Woman on the megaphone calling into the room giving directions to the people inside, "I've been in the other room, listen to me..." and then proceeds to describe places ahead of where they had been, which window to break, what is beyond it. She had 100% been inside there recently enough, or enough times, to be able to describe it in detail

      10 votes
    5. skybrian
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      I’m wondering how you distinguish a “reconnaissance tour” from any other tour of the Capitol? I guess we will have to wait for details. But it seems pretty clear that there is a lot of fear on...

      I’m wondering how you distinguish a “reconnaissance tour” from any other tour of the Capitol? I guess we will have to wait for details. But it seems pretty clear that there is a lot of fear on Capitol Hill about who else is cooperating with the insurrection.

      5 votes
  2. dredmorbius
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    WaPo: TRUMP IMPEACHED AGAIN https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/01/13/trump-impeachment-biden-transition-live-updates/ NPR: A majority of the House have voted to impeach Donald John Trump...

    WaPo: TRUMP IMPEACHED AGAIN

    The House voted Wednesday to impeach President Trump an unprecedented second time, on a charge of “inciting violence” against the U.S. government. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) left open the possibility of voting to convict at a trial, which would occur after Trump leaves office next week.

    During debate on the House floor, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Trump “bears responsibility” for last week’s violent takeover of the Capitol but argued against impeachment so close to the end of his term. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called Trump “a clear and present danger” and said “he must go.” ...

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/01/13/trump-impeachment-biden-transition-live-updates/

    NPR: A majority of the House have voted to impeach Donald John Trump for the second time

    Ten Republicans have joined with all Democrats who've yet voted. Voting continues, but the outcome is certain.

    And Speaker Pelosi has just announced the vote.

    19 votes
  3. [11]
    skybrian
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    GOP lawmakers dodge metal detectors added after Capitol riots [...]

    GOP lawmakers dodge metal detectors added after Capitol riots

    Some refused to go through the detectors. Others pushed past police after setting off the devices. One legislator even took to the House floor to call the measures “an atrocity.”

    [...]

    Still, a group of GOP lawmakers ignored the new security measures. Matt Fuller, a HuffPost reporter, tweeted that he witnessed about a dozen Republicans walk around the magnetometer, including Rep. Ralph Norman (R-S.C.), Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tex.) and Rep. Randy Weber (R-Tex.). A handful barreled through, even if they set off the alarm, he reported.

    16 votes
    1. Deimos
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      Pelosi has announced that when the House returns to session on January 21, they will vote on a new rule that will fine reps who refuse to follow the screening protocols. The first offense will be...

      Pelosi has announced that when the House returns to session on January 21, they will vote on a new rule that will fine reps who refuse to follow the screening protocols. The first offense will be $5000 and the second $10,000, deducted directly from their salary (so they can't just refuse to pay).

      10 votes
    2. [7]
      RapidEyeMovement
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      I would hate to be treated like an inner-city kid going to Highschool too

      I would hate to be treated like an inner-city kid going to Highschool too

      8 votes
      1. spit-evil-olive-tips
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        Back in 2014, the Supreme Court ruled that Amazon warehouse employees, waiting half an hour in a security screening line to make sure they didn't steal anything as they left, didn't need to be...

        Back in 2014, the Supreme Court ruled that Amazon warehouse employees, waiting half an hour in a security screening line to make sure they didn't steal anything as they left, didn't need to be paid for that time.

        I have absolutely zero sympathy for these crybabies in Congress.

        19 votes
      2. skybrian
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        Everyone else going into a federal building (like a courthouse) or getting on a plane has to do this.

        Everyone else going into a federal building (like a courthouse) or getting on a plane has to do this.

        12 votes
      3. [4]
        Micycle_the_Bichael
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        Metal detectors aren't limited to inner-city highschools, at least not in my experience. My suburban majority upper middle class high school w/ state champion sports teams and top 20 in academics...

        Metal detectors aren't limited to inner-city highschools, at least not in my experience. My suburban majority upper middle class high school w/ state champion sports teams and top 20 in academics had metal detectors and I graduated almost a decade ago. My "nephew's" (idk what you call my cousin's kid) school put them in a couple years back when they started active-shooter drills. Metal detectors are just high school now.

        7 votes
    3. nukeman
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      Probably the one thing I’m somewhat inclined to agree with GOP on, although not the flagrant tamper tantrums part.

      Probably the one thing I’m somewhat inclined to agree with GOP on, although not the flagrant tamper tantrums part.

  4. skybrian
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    Airbnb, HotelTonight cancel all Washington, DC, metro reservations ahead of inauguration

    Airbnb, HotelTonight cancel all Washington, DC, metro reservations ahead of inauguration

    "Today, in response to various local, state and federal officials asking people not to travel to Washington, D.C., we are announcing that Airbnb will cancel reservations in the Washington, D.C. metro area during the inauguration week," Airbnb said in the statement. "Additionally, we will prevent any new reservations in the Washington, D.C., area from being booked during that time by blocking such reservations."

    Airbnb added the decision was informed by input from its host community in addition to Washington, D.C. officials, D.C. Metro Police and members of Congress this week.

    13 votes
  5. [4]
    dubteedub
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    With deployment of National Guard members, Capitol becomes barracks for first time since Civil War National Guard troops sleep in Capitol building overnight Here are some further pictures from...

    Members of the National Guard were spotted sleeping in the halls of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday morning, marking the first time the building has been used as a barracks since the Civil War.

    In preparation of President-elect Joe Biden’s approaching inauguration, NBC’s Tom Costello gives a live look at security preparations at the Capitol. He also shows images of National Guard troops sleeping inside the building overnight to ensure the safety of Congress.

    Here are some further pictures from Twitter.

    These are National Guard members in the Capitol on Wednesday, as the House is poised to impeach President Trump for a second time.

    The Pentagon says about 15,000 troops will be in Washington in preparation for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

    https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1349384223975759872

    Troops quartered in the Capitol, the Civil War vs now. (Photos via @DaniellaMicaela and @ReedReports)

    https://twitter.com/RebeccaBuck/status/1349359743350009859

    Rep. Brian Mast, a military combat veteran, is giving history lesson to US troops deployed to the Capitol. Says he’s going to try to get them into the Speakers Gallery for the famous view.

    https://twitter.com/lindsaywise/status/1349372151082713089

    This is not Ukraine or Syria.

    This wartime-like photo shows Majority Leader Hoyer as he walks past members of the National Guard after arriving at the Capitol; it shows the gravity of the crisis unleashed by Trump's incendiary rhetoric and irresponsible actions.

    Camera S. Loeb

    https://twitter.com/BilancieriNews/status/1349380771543396352

    11 votes
    1. RapidEyeMovement
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      Right now the national guard is actively displaying an overwhelming show of force. This is to discourage any further acts of violence. This is to ensure a peaceful transition of power, and it...

      Right now the national guard is actively displaying an overwhelming show of force. This is to discourage any further acts of violence. This is to ensure a peaceful transition of power, and it removes the possibility of more shenanigans.

      9 votes
    2. [2]
      suspended
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      First, I do not look forward to another human being injured or killed during this transition period. However, the US military has made it clear that they will not tolerate any more shenanigans....

      First, I do not look forward to another human being injured or killed during this transition period. However, the US military has made it clear that they will not tolerate any more shenanigans. I'm assuming that some form of use of deadly force has been discussed among the military and police forces.

      8 votes
      1. nukeman
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        I’m still worried about something like this happening, and escalating things into a firefight or an insurgency. I’m terrified we’re in a phase where anything we do, including nothing, will let...

        I’m still worried about something like this happening, and escalating things into a firefight or an insurgency. I’m terrified we’re in a phase where anything we do, including nothing, will let things escalate further, or worse, that we’ve already passed the point of no return, but we just don’t know it yet.

        7 votes
  6. [2]
    skybrian
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    Telegram tries, and fails, to remove extremist content [...] [...]

    Telegram tries, and fails, to remove extremist content

    Scores of posts and online groups containing violent content linked with the recent riots in Washington have been removed from Telegram, the encrypted messenger, according to the company.

    Yet despite the move, Telegram remains rife with far-right and white supremacist groups, with several of their channels garnering tens of thousands of subscribers, according to a review of the network by POLITICO. Several channels specifically associate themselves with the Proud Boys white supremacist movement, while others urge people to take up arms ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20.

    [...]

    “In the past 24 hours alone, we have blocked dozens of public channels that contained calls to violence, and continue monitoring the situation closely,” Mike Ravdonikas, a Telegram spokesperson, told POLITICO, though would not say how any channels had been removed. “Our terms of service expressly forbid public calls to violence.”

    [...]

    TikTok, the video app popular amongst teens, has similarly seen an influx of right-wing militia groups, some of which have used the Chinese-owned social network to mobilize support for their cause, including potentially offline protests ahead of January 20, according to Media Matters, a left-leaning watchdog group.

    After POLITICO flagged several pro-militia and violent posts that had appeared on TikTok to the company, the social network removed those posts. But hashtags supportive of Donald Trump’s false claims that the recent U.S. presidential election had been fraudulent were still prevalent across the platform, based on a review of online material.

    10 votes
    1. RapidEyeMovement
      Link Parent
      My understanding is previously tiktok has been fallow ground for far right, what changed?

      My understanding is previously tiktok has been fallow ground for far right, what changed?

      1 vote
  7. skybrian
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    A Black officer faced down a mostly White mob at the Capitol. Meet Eugene Goodman. [...]

    A Black officer faced down a mostly White mob at the Capitol. Meet Eugene Goodman.

    Generally private and reserved, the D.C. native has started to worry about becoming a potential target of far-right extremist groups that have vowed to return to D.C. this weekend and for next week’s inauguration.

    [...]

    A close friend of Goodman’s, who asked to be identified by his first name, Terry, out of fear of being targeted by far-right extremists, said the officer has a reputation for being a calm leader during emergencies.

    10 votes
  8. Icarus
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    On impeachment and Republican leadership: Also thought this was interesting: It will be interesting listening in on C-SPAN over the next week as the language they may use about Donald Trump will...

    On impeachment and Republican leadership:

    Senior House Republican leadership officials now predict that between eight and 12 Republicans will vote to impeach President Donald Trump. That’s down slightly from the 10 to 20 they previously predicted. An underwhelming total in the House could tamp down GOP support for impeachment in the Senate.

    Here’s a question to ponder this afternoon: Could House Republican Conference Liz Cheney lose her leadership position if she votes to impeach Trump? We already hear rumblings from the right flank of the conference that they want to oust her for backing the president’s removal.

    Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) told Mike DeBonis of the Washington Post that the GOP conference should hold a vote to reconsider Cheney’s leadership position. Cheney is the No. 3 House Republican and the highest-ranking woman in GOP leadership. Jordan says the broader Freedom Caucus wants to dump her too. “What do you think? Yes,” Jordan said of the hardline conservative faction.

    Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona -- a staunch Trump ally -- is already circulating a petition (PDF Warning) to call for a meeting to get rid of Cheney. This resolution would do the trick of forcing a vote, insiders tell us.

    There are two ways to force this vote. Biggs can introduce his resolution, and the conference would then refer it to the GOP steering committee or some other special panel inside the conference. If it garners 25 or more signatures, the petition would be reported back to the conference as soon as possible within 10 legislative days. If it gets 50 or more signatures, it automatically gets sent to the conference. Twenty percent of the conference -- roughly 40 Republicans -- can also call a meeting and schedule the vote on recalling Cheney. Or leadership -- with GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy’s blessing -- could short-circuit the whole process and schedule a vote. (This is enumerated in rule six of the GOP rules.)

    The vote would almost certainly be conducted by secret ballot. This will also be an interesting moment for McCarthy and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise -- will they take the same position on Cheney?

    The real question is whether McCarthy and Scalise try to save Cheney, or will they “stay neutral,” as leadership frequently tries to do. Make no mistake about it: McCarthy and Scalise could prevent Cheney from being removed from leadership if they tried. The two top Republicans aren’t showing their hands yet. Some in leadership wonder if Cheney actually wants the job. This backlash was easy to predict.

    Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York is high on the list to replace Cheney. Stefanik probably could slide into the House Republican Conference chair spot with ease. The conference chair likely needs to be a woman with men in the top two slots, and Stefanik is as well-liked as anyone in the House GOP. Stefanik, 36, came to national prominence in 2019 for her vocal defense of Trump during his first impeachment.

    Also thought this was interesting:

    A procedural measure passed last night included a special provision to allow members to talk about President Donald Trump in a personal manner -- a departure from long-standing House rules that barred such references. In short, they’re free to say nasty stuff about Trump without repercussions. Here’s the text:

    Sec. 2. The prohibition against personality in debate shall not apply during consideration of measures specified in section 3 of this resolution with respect to references to the President.

    It will be interesting listening in on C-SPAN over the next week as the language they may use about Donald Trump will be a change from in the past. I wonder how far Dems will go.

    7 votes
  9. [2]
    Deimos
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    Mike Masnick takes a brief look at the lawsuit Parler filed against Amazon in response to getting kicked off AWS: Parler's Laughably Bad Antitrust Lawsuit Against Amazon

    Mike Masnick takes a brief look at the lawsuit Parler filed against Amazon in response to getting kicked off AWS: Parler's Laughably Bad Antitrust Lawsuit Against Amazon

    7 votes
    1. cfabbro
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      Related: Amazon urges court to let it keep conservative app Parler offline And some disturbing Parler user quotes Amazon including in the filing, from Gizmodo: Amazon Court Filing Includes...

      Related: Amazon urges court to let it keep conservative app Parler offline

      “This case is not about suppressing speech or stifling viewpoints,” Amazon’s attorneys wrote. “Instead, this case is about Parler’s demonstrated unwillingness and inability to remove from the servers of Amazon Web Services (‘AWS’) content that threatens the public safety, such as by inciting and planning the rape, torture, and assassination of named public officials and private citizens.”

      Parler’s lack of content moderation, Amazon said, had led to a “steady increase” in violent content on the network, in violation of Amazon’s terms of service.

      Parler’s choice of attorney in the case is something of an enigma. Solo practitioner David Groesbeck, of Spokane, has previously represented local businesses in licensing, real estate and property disputes. Groesbeck has not responded to requests for comment; his website redirects to an “under construction” page.

      Groesbeck filed the suit from an Olympia address owned by lobbyist Tom McBride. Reached by phone, McBride said that he was unaffiliated with Groesbeck’s law firm and that Groesbeck no longer rents the home listed on the lawsuit.

      And some disturbing Parler user quotes Amazon including in the filing, from Gizmodo:
      Amazon Court Filing Includes Chilling Death Threats Published on Parler

      The threats Amazon filed as examples of extremist speech on Parler are below. All redactions and censoring of words appears in the original court filing.

      • “Fry’em up. The whole fkn crew. #pelosi #aoc #thesquad #soros #gates #chuckschumer #hrc #obama #adamschiff #blm #antifa we are coming for you and you will know it.”
      • “#JackDorsey ... you will die a bloody death alongside Mark Suckerturd [Zuckerberg].... It has been decided and plans are being put in place. Remember the photographs inside your home while you slept? Yes, that close. You will die a sudden death!”
      • “We are going to fight in a civil War on Jan.20th, Form MILITIAS now and acquire targets.”
      • “On January 20th we need to start systematicly [sic] assassinating [sic] #liberal leaders, liberal activists, #blm leaders and supporters, members of the #nba #nfl #mlb #nhl #mainstreammedia anchors and correspondents and #antifa. I already have a news worthy event planned.”
      • “Shoot the police that protect these shitbag senators right in the head then make the senator grovel a bit before capping they ass.”
      • “After the firing squads are done with the politicians the teachers are next.”
      • “Death to @‍zuckerberg @‍realjeffbezos @‍jackdorsey @‍pichai.”
      • “White people need to ignite their racial identity and rain down suffering and death like a hurricane upon zionists.”
      • “Put a target on these motherless trash [Antifa] they aren’t human taking one out would be like stepping on a roach no different.”
      • “We need to act like our forefathers did Kill [Black and Jewish people] all Leave no victims or survivors.”
      • “We are coming with our list we know where you live we know who you are and we are coming for you and it starts on the 6th civil war... Lol if you will think it’s a joke... Enjoy your last few days you have.”
      • “This bitch [Stacey Abrams] will be good target practice for our beginners.”
      • “This cu** [United States Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao] should be... hung for betraying their country.”
      • “Hang this mofo [Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger] today.”
      • “HANG THAt N***** ASAP”
      9 votes
  10. skybrian
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    Kevin McCarthy Tells GOP to Stop Claiming Antifa Caused Riot, Says Trump 'Bears Responsibility'

    Kevin McCarthy Tells GOP to Stop Claiming Antifa Caused Riot, Says Trump 'Bears Responsibility'

    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday sought to put an end to the false narrative among some rank-and-file Republicans and allies of President Donald Trump that left-wing actors were responsible for last week's deadly violence at the U.S. Capitol.

    The California Republican stated in a floor speech just before the chamber impeached the commander-in-chief—again—that while he disagrees with the "incitement of insurrection" impeachment article, Trump is unequivocally to blame for hundreds of his supporters seizing the halls of Congress during an attack that resulted in five deaths, including that of a Capitol Police officer.

    6 votes
  11. [2]
    Adys
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    Good thread by Jack Dorsey on why they banned trump. https://mobile.twitter.com/jack/status/1349510769268850690

    Good thread by Jack Dorsey on why they banned trump.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/jack/status/1349510769268850690

    3 votes
    1. skybrian
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      That thread goes in a weird direction. I didn’t know he was such a Bitcoin fan and don’t understand Bluesky at all.

      That thread goes in a weird direction. I didn’t know he was such a Bitcoin fan and don’t understand Bluesky at all.

      6 votes