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Jim Sinclair’s Commentary

A note from Q that rings quite true.







Bill Holter’s Commentary

Luke Gromen has a very valid point…

Bill Holter’s Commentary

And you really believe the numbers on those account statements you get each month?

Bill Holter’s Commentary

Uh, just one question.  What accounts for those of us who use no social media at all …who are disgusted by paid performers who think we care about their opinions?  I would suggest that social media has far more effect on the rainbow and unicorns clan but what do I know?

If You Oppose NFL Kneeling, You May Be A Victim Of Russian Trolls: WaPo
September 11, 2018

The Washington Post, offering no evidence, would like us to know that those dastardly Russians are at it again – using weaponized social media accounts to twist our minds over both sides of the NFL kneeling controversy.

In short, Americans whipped up over NFL players refusing to stand for the National Anthem may not be in control of their own emotions thanks to “instances of accounts linked to Russian trolls” who have “weighed in” on the NFL controversy, as recently as four months ago.

So, not actual Russian trolls – but Twitter accounts linked to them, and four months ago. Got it.

Citing a report by CNN which also contains no evidence, WaPo’s offers a “reminder from CNN Tech about the opportunity that Russia sees in the divide here over the anthem.”

CNN worked with researchers at Clemson University that have archived millions of tweets sent by the Internet Research Agency, a Russian troll group that was indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller in February. The accounts’ links to Russia were discovered by Twitter, which provided details about them to Congress. The data shows the trolls repeatedly weighing in on the debate, using different accounts to take both sides. While they used some accounts to push petitions to fire the protesting players, they used others to hail them as heroes.

Over the past year, social media networks have identified and removed thousands of accounts tied to the IRA. But despite the tech companies’ efforts, there’s no indication that the group is shying away from the NFL controversy.