Twitter Digest: September 19, 2011

  1. Twitter Digest: September 16, 2011 http://t.co/5wtuhpao..... September 16, 2011 @ 10:24

  2. Hightower Lowdown | Why are we letting corporate Supremists steal our democracy from us? http://t.co/aQIDbo5M..... September 16, 2011 @ 10:56

  3. One of My Comments on SOLDIERS FOR PEACE INTERNATIONAL's Facebook Group http://t.co/km3nCQwz..... September 16, 2011 @ 11:27

  4. Blathering, Vague Nazi Bearing False Witness http://t.co/fbC9TNCL..... September 16, 2011 @ 12:02

  5. I'm not on the Tea Party "team" or the AlterNet "team." I'm with Jesus if he'll have me. September 16, 2011 @ 13:14

  6. Worms have developed resistance to Monsanto's genetically engineered corn. http://t.co/myIaKADJ..... via @motherjones September 16, 2011 @ 15:00

  7. Pro-homosexual Lies About Jesus Exposed but No Apology Forthcoming http://t.co/rSDgAzRa..... September 16, 2011 @ 20:58

  8. The Climate Reality Project's "24 Hours of Reality" hit "8.6 million views." @ClimateReality @algore #Reality http://t.co/CHWHivkK..... September 17, 2011 @ 10:20

  9. Each hr. starts w/ a different presenter of 1 35-45 min. presentation. You may scroll to discussions. Ea. is different. http://t.co/CHWHivkK..... September 17, 2011 @ 10:27

  10. Penises Don't Belong in Anuses http://t.co/6TEGQRa6..... September 17, 2011 @ 12:33

  11. Nicotine isn't addictive, there's no anthropogenic global warming (AGW), & penises belong in anuses. Do you believe any of that? I hope not. September 17, 2011 @ 12:49

  12. Truth Vindication Has Occurred, and Total Truth Vindication is Inevitable http://t.co/TEbFLTqs..... September 17, 2011 @ 15:22

  13. You are never told why because it's a huge lie. US & Israel, say "a state can only be created through a settlement between the two sides." September 17, 2011 @ 16:25

  14. If Abbas stands his ground on a UN-recognized Palestinian state, he will go a long way in redeeming himself even with Hamas. September 17, 2011 @ 16:28

  15. The real obstacle to peace in Palestine is the land-greed of false-Jew Zionists. September 17, 2011 @ 16:29

  16. So-called Qaddaffi loyalists can't possibly hold out forever. Their supply lines are cut. They are committing suicide for an unjust cause. September 17, 2011 @ 16:34

  17. No matter what you think of NATO, Qaddaffi was not a good leader. He did some things better than other leaders, but he was very greedy. September 17, 2011 @ 16:35

  18. NY Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, "spent more than $100 million of his own money on the 2009 campaign." He bought office via a corrupt system. September 17, 2011 @ 16:44

  19. The road to a Christian world runs through freedom of religion. Jesus never forces souls to join. Entering Heaven is, in a sense, voluntary. September 17, 2011 @ 16:59

  20. "House Republican leaders say they are rejecting President Barack Obama's jobs proposals." He blew it on purpose back when. September 17, 2011 @ 17:07

  21. Barring catastrophe, if Erdogan makes peace with the Kurds & Armenians, he'll be Anatolia's greatest leader, including Ataturk & Suleiman I. September 17, 2011 @ 17:43

  22. Excellent analysis: "The Middle East's new emperor: Why the West quietly cheers Turkey's rise," by Doug Saunders. http://t.co/1Jt0VNWH..... September 17, 2011 @ 17:57

  23. UN chief Ban distances himself from Palmer report http://t.co/6kqGVDpN..... via @todayszamancom September 17, 2011 @ 18:01

  24. So, is Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev for or against ending one-party dictatorship in Syria? Is he shy? Spit it out, Dmitry. September 17, 2011 @ 18:11

  25. "...same-sex relationships are not as valid as those involving heterosexual couples." Not as? Not period. Embrace homosex and fall. September 17, 2011 @ 18:18

  26. Zionists "worried by Vatican gesture to traditionalists" Approx. 15 mil. Jews pre- & post-WWII — 6 mil. born during the war. Explain that. September 17, 2011 @ 18:49

  27. China: "An independent state" is "the inalienable right of the Palestinians." The US has been, & still is, coddling land-thieving Zionists. September 17, 2011 @ 19:03

  28. It's rare enough that when a high-level scientist denies Anthropogenic Global Warming, it makes science headlines. Think about that. September 17, 2011 @ 20:15

  29. Twitter is messing up @Mentions. Twitter has been accused of unjustifiable censorship. Twitter has an ideological agenda. What is it? September 17, 2011 @ 20:23

  30. This isn't the first time Twitter has made @Mentions disappear. This time it's over homosexuality. Before, it was Zionism. Mere coincidence? September 17, 2011 @ 20:25

  31. "Bacteria spreading in warming oceans" . September 17, 2011 @ 20:37

  32. U.S. Day of Rage planned for Saturday — an Arab Spring in America? - BlogPost - The Washington Post http://t.co/XGIfFF2b..... via @washingtonpost September 17, 2011 @ 20:48

  33. Re: "Day of Rage" Wall Street protest: I don't like the name with the term "rage" in it, but I understand that people are upset. September 17, 2011 @ 20:52

  34. Re: "Day of Rage" Wall Street protest: Rage / wrath isn't peace promoting but violence promoting and whether organizers think so or not. September 17, 2011 @ 20:53

  35. "Wall Street Protest Begins...Demonstrators Blocked" "right-wing figure Lyndon LaRouche" LaRouche right-wing? Hardly! http://t.co/mSS9xuZr..... September 17, 2011 @ 21:16

  36. CBSNews: "Protesters in N.Y.C. blast money in politics" http://t.co/RriFsEL2..... September 17, 2011 @ 21:19

  37. ABC News: "Protesters Begin Effort to 'Occupy Wall Street'" http://t.co/Tgu8hYYg..... September 17, 2011 @ 21:23

  38. CNN: #occupywallstreet movement http://t.co/Zkb9I23e..... September 17, 2011 @ 21:28

  39. "Bank of America Corp., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Morgan Stanley and Citigroup Inc. ...main offices aren't on Wall Street." #OccupyWallStreet September 17, 2011 @ 21:33

  40. BusinessWeek: "Wall Street Protesters Plan to Occupy Lower Manhattan With Tents" #OccupyWallStreet . September 17, 2011 @ 21:35

  41. On the right, gatekeepers say there is no Anthropogenic Global Warming. On the left, it's 9/11 wasn't an inside job. http://t.co/bHBR46MG..... September 17, 2011 @ 22:27

  42. Twitter is telling me I'm being retweeted, but it won't show me by whom. September 17, 2011 @ 23:32

  43. Will Zionists at the top of Israeli government be so stupid as to allow this? They are dumb, but are they that dumb? http://t.co/kYcYcvXy..... September 17, 2011 @ 23:33

  44. Consider & evaluate claims against the JDL. I read Zionist sites, and I read anti-Zionist sites of all types. http://t.co/AFsBFz6C..... September 17, 2011 @ 23:35

  45. @Scarry "Don't Americans care abt #WAR ??" Drones are changing everything. @nytimes September 17, 2011 @ 23:36

  46. "Watch now: TV On The Radio" What does that mean? September 18, 2011 @ 00:51

  47. Why didn't the Fed release a statement on the dollar liquidity bailout? | Credit Writedowns http://t.co/o84LTFS0..... September 19, 2011 @ 15:29

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