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Everybody talking abt not being able to talk about #Franken w/nuance ...

Here:

— Boorish behavior ≠ full-on predator
— K-Gill is a consistent pol who did her conscience & I respect that sh**
— "Due process" is for courts
— Every1 says it sucks, even if they think it was right
AND (and this is truly the most important thing that I could possibly convey): A white man not getting what he wants is not a tragedy.

I don't even mean to be harsh. But our culture is hardwired to believe that if a man (usually white, usually wealthy, usually powerful) ...
... does not get what he wants, then somewhere, in some way, an injustice has occurred, and we work backwards from there. This is not the case.
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alright i’m going in on the franken piece
OH NO he has been left alone by a cruel and selfish mommywife who abandoned him when he needed her most to … serve something other than crudites
Is this what it means to LOSE EVERYTHING, to be a man who simply wanted to kiss and grope women without their consent???? TO BE LEFT ALONE, IN MINNESOTA, TO SERVE CRUDITES WITH NARY A MOMMYWIFE TO CARRY YOUR EMOTIONAL AND SOCIAL LABOR?????
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“What Modeling Taught Me About Jeffrey Epstein” thecut.com/2019/07/what-m…
“When I first saw Jeffrey Esptein’s mugshot, I recognized him instantly. It was several years ago, when he was first accused of sex trafficking.”
“Early in my working life as a young model, I was on location in Florida for a photo shoot with an older, Eastern European model, who was eager for me to meet her friend, Jeffrey. “
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A thread on the newest Epstein article before working...

Q. WHY?

Why did Ken Starr pressure Republican Justice Department officials to keep the Epstein case from ever being prosecuted?

nymag.com/intelligencer/…
Q. WHY?

Why did New York prosecutor Cy Vance Jr., try to downgrade Epstein’s sex-offender status?
Q. WHY?

Why did Alan Dershowitz, try to pressure the Pulitzer Prizes to shut out the Miami Herald for its epic investigative reporting that cracked open the case anew?
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Genuinely surprised that Jane Mayer, who is usually so good on #MeToo issues, wrote a piece that buried the seriousness of most of the allegations against Al Franken and made it seem it was just about that Tweeden lady.
If it had only been Tweeden, who really is a right wing hack, I think Franken would have weathered it fine. But the issue is that most of Franken’s accusers are Democratic women and the accusations are not as minor as Mayer is suggesting.
After a woman came forward with a story about Franken grabbing her ass during a photo, more women came forward with similar stories. These are not, as Mayer implies, the same as Biden’s handsiness, which is unpleasant but falls short of outright groping. huffpost.com/entry/al-frank…
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🧵1.1 THREAD—Why Did Jeffrey Epstein Get Such a Lenient Sentence?

*⃣ Part 1—Who is Jeffrey Epstein?
This thread comes after reading over 300 newspaper & magazine articles, law journals, court documents, more than 20 books, several films, videos & docs over the last several mos.
1.2 In light of Jeffrey Epstein's arrest on July 6, 2019 and denial of bail this week, this question becomes even more crucial. Why would federal prosecutors agree to protect Jeffrey Epstein with an unprecedented non-prosecution agreement?
1.3 Labor Secretary Alex Acosta, the man in charge of Epstein's "sweetheart deal" resigned last week.

Why? Over the "furor" of him making this plea deal with Epstein, supposedly.

tinyurl.com/y4xpuq6u
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accomplished by monopolizing all public presentations of eroticism for homosexuality, while imposing prudish, puritanical norms around heterosexuality via #MeToo scare tactics and the infinitely elastic precondition of consent
the tropes of heterosexual sex are being stripped from the pubic imagination, its displays and rituals, its veils of modesty, and the mystery and symbolic transgression it represents. In its place is libertine indulgence, crude, pornographic animalism.
As culturally approved forms of sexuality become increasingly queer, and what’s left to straight people are the wanton abasements of Tinder and Pornhub, it’s no wonder about that Harris poll saying younger gens have become more disapproving of the LGBT movement
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This is great and insightful but I wish it (or really anyone) could help me sort out my thoughts on how the pedophile conspiracies are both unreal and completely, verifiably real. motherjones.com/politics/2019/…
"Where the pedophile conspiracies of the 1980s attacked the institutional emblems of feminist progress, the pedophile conspir­acies of the 2010s attack the cultural emblems of creeping cosmopolitanism."
Remarkable how the Catholic Church — a symbol of conservative family values — was enabling serial predators at the same time daycares were being attacked with false accusations.
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THREAD-Each year, roughly 125,000 rapes are reported across the United States. But in 49 out of every 50 rape cases, @barbarabradleyh reports, the alleged assailant goes free—often, we now know, to assault again. theatlantic.com/magazine/archi…
"How many rapes could have been prevented if police had believed the first victim? How many women would have been spared a brutal assault?"
"But the rape-kit scandal has turned out to be only a visible symptom, a mole on the skin that hints at a pervasive cancer just below the surface.
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Transmission Start #Lootcrates and #Lootboxes
The reason Gameindustri is in the state it is in, is because of EA and Disney and Sony (Lastation)
For Yoko Taro with the Help of Pixiv defeated Star Wars in the most important game franchise the game had, and for all that success (3 months) -
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@barbarabradleyh @TheAtlantic (1/3) This article is dangerously uninformed. Rape kits RARELY help & mostly weaken cases for victims by forcing disclosure of consensual sex partners. This normalizes violations of rape shied laws & victims constitutional privacy rights as precondition to prosecution. BAD POLICY
@barbarabradleyh @TheAtlantic Here’s some data on how few rape kits actually help. Testing shd occur ONLY in small % of cases where results are relevant & only AFTER a hearing to protect victims’ due process & privacy rights. Studies show victims don’t report for fear their privacy rights will be violated!
@barbarabradleyh @TheAtlantic PRIMARY reasons rape is not prosecuted:
1. Juror-police-prosecutor bias. There are NO policies to prevent sex discrimination.
2. Rape law. Definition of consent does NOT protect women’s autonomy. Rapist’s false claim of of mistake trumps a credible victim’s report of nonconsent
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Let's see who has taken the #LolitaExpress and actually have gone to #EpsteinIsland. #QAnon #QArmy @POTUS @realDonaldTrump

Jan 6, 2002 Ghislaine Maxwell, British socialite and daughter of Robert Maxwell, who owned a publishing empire and was a Member of Parliament.
Let's see who has taken the #LolitaExpress and actually have gone to #EpsteinIsland. #QAnon #QArmy @POTUS @realDonaldTrump

Jan 6, 2002 Alberto Pinto - Interior designer. pagesix.com/2015/01/08/eps…
Let's see who has taken the #LolitaExpress and actually have gone to #EpsteinIsland. #QAnon #QArmy @POTUS @realDonaldTrump

Jan 6, 2002 Sarah Kellen - Assistant to Epstein. Sarah was 34yo in the 2015 article attached, making her ~21yo at time of trip. dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2…
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1/ Rape is the easiest violent crime to get away with. I’ve spent nearly a year researching why for @TheAtlantic—talking with victims, police, prosecutors, and researchers. Here’s what I found. theatlantic.com/magazine/archi…
2/ We’ve heard about the hundreds of thousands of rape kits sitting, untested, in evidence rooms. But the rape-kit scandal is just a visible symbol of a pervasive problem. Even in the #MeToo era and the age of DNA testing, police reflexively disbelieve women.
3/ By the numbers, here’s what we know:

125,000: the rough number of rapes reported each year
49: the number of cases out of 50 where the suspect goes free.
200,000: the number of untested sexual-assault kits (estimated by the federal government)
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1) question: do you know how jeffrey epstein made his fortune? do you actually even know anything about him? yeah, same here… guess that makes like 7.7 billion of us. let’s look into this …
2) so what do we know? we know he was arrested in 2008 so let's start there. a simple google search for “Jeffrey Epstein Arrest” with date range 1/1/08-12/31/08 yields just one result. hmmm… well i guess @CNN @MSNBC @FoxNews @CBSNews @USATODAY @nytimes missed this somehow ...
3) but at least this one result (in 2008) gave us this info “Jeffrey Epstein, a billionaire friend of Prince Andrew and Bill Clinton, has admitted soliciting prostitution from underage girls in South Florida.” okay... so a former POTUS and a royal. got it

telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…
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Jeffrey Epstein Was a Sex Offender. The Powerful Welcomed Him Anyway. nyti.ms/2JxDwo2
Epstein pleaded guilty in 2008 to a sex crime involving a 17-year-old girl.

A strange thing happened when Jeffrey Epstein came back to New York City after being branded a sex offender: His reputation appeared to rise.
2010, the year after he got out of a Florida prison, Katie Couric and George Stephanopoulos dined at his Manhattan mansion with a British royal. The next year, Epstein was photographed at a “billionaire’s dinner” attended by tech titans like Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk.
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My former headmaster, who we all talked about being a creep, is in jail for molesting girls. When the school caught wind of it they fired him but did not warn other schools. A former victim reported him when he was about to teach her daughter at another washingtonpost.com/local/crime/fo…
“More than 90 people, including former ABC News anchor Charlie Gibson and Ken Starr, the special prosecutor who investigated the Whitewater matter during the Clinton presidency, wrote letters on Kloman’s behalf.” washingtonpost.com/local/crime/fo…
That’s right, Charlie Gibson, Ken Starr, a partner at Akin Gump, and an aide to Laura Bush all wrote letters on behalf of a man who molested children, and essentially peers of their own kids. gawker.com/he-took-the-ti…
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CRACKED ACTORS & POLITICAL COWBOYS

Western political elites pose as dignified upholders of honesty, free speech & an unrelenting probity. But is this anything more than a convenient facade behind which they use every dirty trick imaginable. We see it so.
CRACKED ACTORS & POLITICAL COWBOYS

Past experience has shown the pretense of integrity by western political elites to be a self-evident sham, simply an extremely cynical public relations pose knowingly deployed to fool the maximum number of people & engender obedience.
CRACKED ACTORS & POLITICAL COWBOYS

Most politicians are actors playing a part. In the USA techniques from Hollywood’s long experience of creating fantasies which create the suspension of disbelief are also remorselessly used by US politicians, image becoming all.
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US media whitewashed the Epstein story previous to 2019. Why? You can say "money, power" of Epstein's operation. BUT - the biggest reason is that WEALTHY MEN cover for WEALTHY MEN. theguardian.com/us-news/2019/j…
15 billionaires (ALL MEN) own all the media in the US. So WHY was the Epstein story whitewashed before #MeToo - THAT'S WHY. forbes.com/sites/katevint…
It was an intrepid FEMALE reporter who refused to let them bury the story. SHE is why Epstein is FINALLY IN PRISON. SHE is why Epstein's protector from prosecution Alexander Acosta had to step down from his lofty "labor + pro-sex trafficking" sec'y position. @jkbjournalist
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THREAD: Since news broke that Robert Foster denied reporter @thisislarrison access without a male chaperone, his FB following has increased by 2000+. This screenshot shows the change for @RobertFoster4MS from Wednesday at noon (half a day after the story broke) to today. #mselex
Robert Foster’s Twitter following also appears to be up by about 2,000 followers.

And quite a few of his new followers say this incident, where he denied a woman reporter access without a male chaperone, is why. For instance:
New supporter Amy says this is “God giving (Robert Foster) the best possible boost in the last weeks (of the GOP primary for Mississippi governor). David against Goliath!”

In recent polls, Foster drew a distant third w single digit support behind two establishment candidates.
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I know about a thing... This thing is what I call "White Defaultism"... It's what the news media, fashion, and entertainment industry is selling you since you could see the actors on TV. Everybody is painfully "Default White" if they have a consumer mindset. It's inclusive LOL
I come from the Nazis... I don't mean what the Newscasters yell at people when they say they are "White Supremacists", I'm talking the freaking serious OG Nazi Motherfuckers with ties who won WWII & settled in the U.S. to take control of everything you see. The entrenched Nazis!!
But I don't want to talk about them yet, I want to talk about how "White Supremacy" is actually very bad for "white people" because it's the bitter side of having been put through a narrow funnel of fake choices for 50 years. This has left us with no culture, only Glamour...
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Black entertainment and sports figures have gotten away with murder and child rape for decades. The Boondocks addressed this brilliantly. youtube.com/playlist?list=…
When Aliayah burst on the scene it was already rumored that at 15 she married R. Kelly. No one did anything about it.
When Michael Jackson told the world he has sleepovers with little kids. Listen to this interview again. Sounds like grooming to me.
Powerful predators have used “racism” arguments to escape prosecution.
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A lot of the wagon circling around Robert Foster is about the contempt & grievance many men (& women) feel over #MeToo. There’s an idea that, if men like Trump & Roy Moore must face consequences, professional women like @thisislarrison should, too. #MSelex
jacksonfreepress.com/news/2019/jul/…
"Hey women, you started the me too movement. Now live with the consequences,” wrote Mike, a new supporter of Robert Foster. “Can't have it both ways. You criticize people no matter what. This man is right and he just got my attention." #mselex
jacksonfreepress.com/news/2019/jul/…
“If women are going to start rising up and calling out men for their sickening behavior toward women, the thinking goes, they ought to pay a price, both personally and professionally.”
jacksonfreepress.com/news/2019/jul/…
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Oh boy. My daughter is at a pre-college writing camp and a visiting (white woman) author told the class, in regards to a book she wrote with an Asian character, “This #OwnVoices thing is like #MeToo - It’s going too far. White authors are SCARED.”
2/ And so my daughter raised her hand and said “As a person of color, I think it’s important that authors of color tell our own stories. That’s not ‘going too far’.” AND A WHITE GIRL CUT MY DAUGHTER OFF TO DEFEND WHITE AUTHORS.
3/ The white girl went on about how white authors should be able to write any POC characters they want “as long as the book doesn’t focus on race” Like what the fuck word salad bullshit is that and THE CLASS ERUPTED IN APPLAUSE. FOR THE WHITE GIRL.
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Labor Secretary Acosta's press conference is about to begin. I'll be following along remotely.

For now, my scene-setter and developing story, for @CourthouseNews courthousenews.com/new-epstein-ac…
Acosta: "Let me start by reiterating that I'm pleased that the New York prosecution is going forward."

Citing new evidence, Acosta says: "His acts are despicable and the New York prosecution affords an opportunity to more fully bring Jeffrey Epstein to justice."
"Facts are important, and facts are being overlooked," Acosta claims.

He says that the state attorney's office deal was worse, in that it would have let Epstein walk free. Then, the U.S. Attorney's office jumped in, he says.
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