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Wed Aug 23, 2017, 01:23 PM

Former CIA Agent Wants to Buy Twitter to Kick Trump Off

Source: nytimes



WASHINGTON Former undercover CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson is looking to crowdfund enough money to buy Twitter so President Donald Trump can't use it.

Wilson launched the fundraiser last week, tweeting: "If @Twitter executives won't shut down Trump's violence and hate, then it's up to us. #BuyTwitter #BanTrump." The GoFundMe page for the fundraiser says Trump's tweets "damage the country and put people in harm's way."

As of Wednesday morning, she had raised less than $6,000 of her $1 billion goal.

In an emailed statement, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the low total shows that the American people like the president's use of Twitter.

"Her ridiculous attempt to shut down his first amendment is the only clear violation and expression of hate and intolerance in this equation," the statement read.
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Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2017/08/23/us/politics/ap-us-valerie-plame-wilson-twitter.html?_r=0




New tweet from Valerie:



Valerie Plame Wilson‏Verified account @ValeriePlame

Wow! Looks like #BuyTwitter got under Trump's skin. Too bad @SarahHuckabee doesn't know how the 1st Amendment works.


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Reply Former CIA Agent Wants to Buy Twitter to Kick Trump Off (Original post)
riversedge Aug 2017 OP
bucolic_frolic Aug 2017 #1
Alice11111 Aug 2017 #16
bucolic_frolic Aug 2017 #17
PoliticAverse Aug 2017 #2
Lucky Luciano Aug 2017 #5
Alice11111 Aug 2017 #14
Cosmocat Aug 2017 #3
awesomerwb1 Aug 2017 #4
Not Ruth Aug 2017 #6
Alice11111 Aug 2017 #10
Not Ruth Aug 2017 #13
Alice11111 Aug 2017 #15
riversedge Aug 2017 #7
Alice11111 Aug 2017 #11
tanyev Aug 2017 #8
Alice11111 Aug 2017 #9
woundedkarma Aug 2017 #12
Calista241 Aug 2017 #18
Alice11111 Aug 2017 #27
Bengus81 Aug 2017 #19
harun Aug 2017 #20
Alice11111 Aug 2017 #24
Sunlei Aug 2017 #21
rusty fender Aug 2017 #22
Alice11111 Aug 2017 #25
Egnever Aug 2017 #23
Alice11111 Aug 2017 #26
Alice11111 Aug 2017 #28

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Aug 23, 2017, 01:35 PM

1. When Yahoo was $8 a share

(2003?) libs could have bought it and owned their own news feed.

we're slow to seize opportunity

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 23, 2017, 06:00 PM

16. Best thing since Gorsuch for Republicans! They will fund it

for her & finally keep Trump off Twitter. Party time for Repubs!

It will probably go up. Finally, the Repubs figured out a way to keep DT off Twitter. This is so bad for Dems!
We need him to show how crazy he is to pressure the Repubs to take him out!

She means well, but BAD for Dems.

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Response to Alice11111 (Reply #16)

Wed Aug 23, 2017, 06:15 PM

17. The downside to Trump may be passing as we speak

Time to focus on the issues, the reversal of 100 years of bipartisan public policy and all the things Trump has stolen after he stole the election.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Aug 23, 2017, 01:35 PM

2. Twitter is currently worth at least 10 times 1 billion. Maybe George Soros could threaten to buy it.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 23, 2017, 02:29 PM

5. A 10% stake may be enough to have the sway to knockout the shitgibbon.

Not that there is a probability greater than zero of her raising a billion dollars to do this.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 23, 2017, 05:39 PM

14. He wouldn't undermine the Dems. Republicans billionaires

will fund it. Finally, now the Republicans have a way to get him off Twitter!!! They been struggling to do this. Don't hand them a silver platter. Here come the Kochs.

This is a xxx dream for Mitch McConnell & Paul Ryan. The Republicans are probably partying tonight! To tjink, some were worried that his Twitter posts would effect their chances for reelection in 2018.

She means well, but very bad idea.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Aug 23, 2017, 01:45 PM

3. It is a major national security issue

fucking congress should have clamped down on it a long fin time ago.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Aug 23, 2017, 02:03 PM

4. Interesting gesture

Odds of it happening.....1 in 10,000,000,000.

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Response to awesomerwb1 (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 23, 2017, 02:29 PM

6. Gofundme gets a substantial commission on what they raise

 

Could be a heck of a year for them if she gets the billion.

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Response to Not Ruth (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 23, 2017, 05:25 PM

10. ...and the best thing this year for the Republicans!

They have been trying to figure a way to get him off Twitter. Now, they can help fund this.

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Response to Alice11111 (Reply #10)

Wed Aug 23, 2017, 05:37 PM

13. Buffett, Cuban, Bloomberg and Zuckerberg could split it 4 ways and not even change their lifestyle

 

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Response to Not Ruth (Reply #13)

Wed Aug 23, 2017, 05:47 PM

15. No,they are Dems & smart. The Republicans will fund this!!!

...just like they helped with Nader's and Stein's campaigns.

This is the best news they have had since the Gorsuch
appointment. Finally, a way to keep Trump off Twitter!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Aug 23, 2017, 02:36 PM

7. Plame: Twitter has rules we all agree to. No threats. No promoting violence. No abusing/harassing






Valerie Plame Wilson‏Verified account @ValeriePlame 2h2 hours ago

Replying to @ValeriePlame @Twitter

Twitter has rules we all agree to. No threats. No promoting violence. No abusing/harassing others. It's all here: https://support.twitter.com/articles/18311


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Response to riversedge (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 23, 2017, 05:31 PM

11. Let him expose how crazy he is, so we can get rid of him!

Stop him from promoting violence, maybe, but he will do it anyway, rallies, etc.

I started a thread earlier, because I didn't see this one, though I searched for the topic and Latest News. My source and opinion was different.

We need this insight into his craziness. The Republicans are trying to hide it.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Aug 23, 2017, 02:51 PM

8. Let me see what happens with my Powerball tickets tonight, Valerie.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Aug 23, 2017, 05:23 PM

9. Really bad for Dems! Great for Republicans!

Her intent is good, but this is BAD!

This will probably be funded in part like Ralph Nader's campaign, by a lot of Republican billionaires. The Republicans have been trying to get him off Twitter. This would be a dream come true for them.

Twitter is one of our best sources of evidence to get to the 25th or impeachment.

If you take him off Twitter, it takes a lot of pressure off the Republicans, like MM. The voters, including us, lose insight into how crazy he really is.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Aug 23, 2017, 05:33 PM

12. unfortunately...

 

"Twitter planned to raise US$1 billion as the basis for its stock market debut. ... On November 7, 2013, the first day of trading on the NYSE, Twitter shares opened at $26.00 and closed at US$44.90, giving the company a valuation of around US$31 billion."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twitter

Now the stock price is about $17 so it's maybe half that.

It made $14k in about 12 hours. At that rate.. and my math might be wrong.. but it seems that at that rate it would take about 100 years to hit $1billion.

Have to see if that rate picks up now that more media is getting it :> It had only made $6k in 7 days before this morning. So if 6k yesterday, 14k today.. that's a hell of a rate of increase. In 10 days, if it's $84k it might be something to watch

Nope.. even at the current rate of increase it would take like 2 years to hit $1billion.

So it would have to go even faster than it's going right now

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However, in the time it took to write this.. it had gained $3k

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Aug 24, 2017, 08:12 AM

18. Twitter LOVES that Trump is communicating with their platform

I know a shitload of people that got twitter accounts so they could watch the meltdown in real time.

Can you imagine the screaming match that would come from a twitter ban of trump? All the little Trump bots would flee their platform. Trump would be on TV seconds later to decry censorship. Twitter stock would nosedive.

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Response to Calista241 (Reply #18)

Thu Aug 24, 2017, 09:22 PM

27. Yes. Very naive thing to do, from a former CIA agent, especially

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Aug 24, 2017, 08:14 AM

19. Screw that...let that IDIOT keep Tweeting at 4am............n't

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Response to Bengus81 (Reply #19)

Thu Aug 24, 2017, 09:34 AM

20. Exactly, when the enemy is digging themselves in to a hole, send them more shovels.

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Response to Bengus81 (Reply #19)

Thu Aug 24, 2017, 01:26 PM

24. !!!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Aug 24, 2017, 09:48 AM

21. the Repubs. president is afraid to tweet on official @POTUS, @White House twitter accounts.

The first couple days he did add the 24 accounts hes followed on personal twitter for years to official accounts. Pointing out some were hate sites got those taken down off government twitter accounts right away.

I wish people tweeted using only the official accounts. IMO, His personal account is a waste of time, spitting in the wind.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Aug 24, 2017, 10:49 AM

22. Her time would be better spent

railing against the San Andreas fault

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Response to rusty fender (Reply #22)

Thu Aug 24, 2017, 09:05 PM

25. 1000pc agree! Gets headlines 4 her, but BAD for Dems!!

The Repubs will fund it just like they did the campaigns of Nader & Stein.

The Republicans finaplly found someone to get DT off Twitter!!! They have been trying for 2 years.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Aug 24, 2017, 11:13 AM

23. No thanks

 

I like that he is killing himself with Twitter.

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Response to Egnever (Reply #23)

Thu Aug 24, 2017, 09:08 PM

26. !!!

I'm so glad some people are woke to what this would do, though I fear many are too naive to get it.

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Response to Alice11111 (Reply #26)

Thu Aug 24, 2017, 09:23 PM

28. Perfect for Nader & Stein type voters

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