Twitter Digest: May 20, 2011

  1. Hyper-Zionist US Senator Charles Schumer wants to implement a "no-ride" train list...then no-drive, -walk, -speak, -breathe, -be.... May 14, 2011 @ 19:43

  2. @WebsterGTarpley @webstertarpley Is this a fake Facebook Profile of Webster? ... (cont) . May 14, 2011 @ 19:46

  3. "Dr. Albert Mohler put it plainly: 'When you adopt universalism and erase the distinction between the churc... (cont) . May 15, 2011 @ 01:26

  4. I'm non-violent, but this is a very police-state decision. "Court: No right to resist unlawful police entry" May 17, 2011 @ 03:17

  5. Video:Offshore drilling is no better now. "Very disturbing findings" in chemical tests of Gulf residents... May 17, 2011 @ 03:36

  6. Jewish Boat welcomed in Gaza . May 18, 2011 @ 01:56

  7. @JDBred I don't understand what needs to be explained. Have you been under the impression that communism and Marxism are synonymous? Peace. May 18, 2011 @ 04:23

  8. Move Over AIPAC gathering, Washington DC, May 21-24, 2011 May 18, 2011 @ 19:26

  9. "'On the day of the termination of the British mandate and on the strength of the United Nations General Assem... (cont) . May 18, 2011 @ 20:41

  10. "Nakba Day Killings: One More Reason to Boycott Bibi"

    "On Sunday, May 15, Israel killed at least 12 unarme... (cont) . May 18, 2011 @ 20:57

  11. Jesus saith unto him, "Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not (@YouTube May 18, 2011 @ 22:55

  12. Putin is promoting a return to a type of gold standard, which is a bad idea rel (@YouTube May 18, 2011 @ 23:17

  13. Osama's family members have said publicly that Osama was alive and was killed w (@YouTube May 18, 2011 @ 23:41

  14. 'Unprovoked' Attacks, From 1812 to 9/11: Independent Institute Osama denied it, & Slave States were wrong regardless. May 19, 2011 @ 00:12

  15. Palestine, Zionism, Israel: Friend, Mazin Qumsiyeh, kidnapped and Freed - His Story | The Struggle - Media for Justice . May 19, 2011 @ 00:35

  16. "'The medical was an absolute joke'

    "The government's reform of the disability benefits system has angered cl... (cont) . May 19, 2011 @ 01:05

  17. Interest on US Treasuries is redistribution of wealth from the taxpayers to the bond holders. Who came up with that? It wasn't the poor. May 19, 2011 @ 01:22

  18. The government borrowed against Social Security while lowering taxes on the Plutocrats. Do you think they're connected? May 19, 2011 @ 01:28

  19. The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood's political party appointed a Coptic Christian as its Vice President. via @ahramonline May 19, 2011 @ 02:07

  20. "We will come... house by house, room by room... We will have no mercy and no pity." Qaddaffi, March 17, 2011. May 19, 2011 @ 02:38

  21. "Secret FBI documents reveal attack on democratic rights of anti-war and international solidarity activists... (cont) . May 19, 2011 @ 04:32

  22. Try Twit Cleaner ( it's a great tool to rate your follows. May 19, 2011 @ 05:02

  23. "RT @ausher8: that was useful :)...Twit Cleaner." It confirmed many of my suspicions. I haven't unfollowed anyone based on the report (yet). May 20, 2011 @ 04:18

  24. @ausher8 Over the last couple of months, I had hundreds of people start following me; however, the total numbe... (cont) . May 20, 2011 @ 04:44

  25. @ausher8 MSM=Mainstream Media. Yes, I had a wave of Beiberites too some months ago. Many were $ bots. Anyway, the androgyny was a turnoff. May 20, 2011 @ 04:56

  26. @ausher8 God bless the hermaphrodites too though, right? Little ones are just born that way through no fault of their own (that I know of). May 20, 2011 @ 05:02

  27. @ausher8 Ha! Androgynous not hermaphroditic. I didn't want anyone assuming I'm hermaphrophobic. Put-on androgynous for $'s is sick though. May 20, 2011 @ 05:18

  28. "The 'R' Word": "...republicanism...abused, misused, and misunderstood...." May 20, 2011 @ 16:59

  29. The Social Security and Medicare "budgetary monsters that are supposed to be the ruin of the American way o... (cont) . May 20, 2011 @ 17:43

  30. House Gets Ready to Vote on New Worldwide War - via @aclu May 20, 2011 @ 19:46


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