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Our world needs more givers, love, and compassion. Please be kind. #FTTB
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Aug 2, 2018 8 tweets 8 min read
3/ It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a person in possession of a correction to a tweet, should THINK before tweeting.

Is it True?
Is it Helpful?
Is it Inspiring?
Is it Necessary?
Is it Kind?

#AdviceForNewTwitterUsers 4/ Beware reflexive retweeting. Big news brings out the fakers. And photoshoppers. Beware negative news and look for positive news.

Jul 13, 2018 11 tweets 8 min read
Facebook was found GUILTY of failing to safeguard its users’ information and failing to be transparent about how that data was harvested by others, in the UK.

In the US, Facebook is now under investigation for its role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Facebook and Cambridge Analytica broke the law when they helped Brexit win its election.

Trump and Brexit are DEEPLY interconnected:

Jun 12, 2018 66 tweets 53 min read
Trump is thinking about constructing a prison camp to hold 5000 children separated from their parents under Trump’s orders.

Who can we call to stop this inhumane President* from committing this immoral act?

“Cruelty is both the means and the end. It’s the thread that runs through ICE’s strategy of instilling terror in immigrant communities, Department of Homeland Security’s restrictive approach to refugees and asylum-seekers, the White House’s decision to…”

Jun 4, 2018 10 tweets 8 min read
43% of American households cannot afford basics like food and rent.

Trump’s presidency is defined by corporations and wealthy individuals who spend relatively little to get billion dollar tax breaks at the expense of working American people.

It’s kleptocracy in action. “That’s some ROI” indeed:
May 29, 2018 36 tweets 24 min read
Palantir built Investigative Case Management for DHS and ICE to collect data like social media content and biometric traits. The database can aid in criminal and civil cases against immigrants, including “exclusion, deportation, and removal proceedings.”… Why would someone hire Black Cube for Trump, when Trump already has access to intelligence from the companies of Peter Thiel, the Mercers, and Erik Prince?
May 13, 2018 45 tweets 48 min read
This #MothersDay we remember OFFICIAL GOP POLICY of Jeff Sessions, John Kelly, and Trump is TO SPLIT UP FAMILIES:

OFFICIAL POLICY HAS LOST OVER 1500 CHILDREN. You are either against separating children from their parents, or you are for it.

Lethal Neglect begins with enforcing cruel laws and cruel executive orders aggressively.
May 1, 2018 35 tweets 27 min read
What happened at Cambridge Analytica was not an accident. It was deliberate and exploitative: Facebook’s 2017 Privacy Audit did not catch Cambridge Analytica:…

UK Parliament wants Zuck to answer at least 39 questions under oath:

What exactly does Zuckerberg mean when he says users own our own data?
Apr 15, 2018 8 tweets 5 min read
How will history remember Trump?

“The narrative that will become widely understood is that Donald Trump did not sit atop a global empire. He was not an intuitive genius and tough guy who created billions of dollars of wealth through fearlessness. He had a small, sad operation…” One day we will look back at this thread and wonder how as of April 2018, Donald Trump was STILL insisting there was no collusion between the Trumps and Russians.

Jan 12, 2018 5 tweets 3 min read
21/ You are your own master.

We can change what happens through our actions and reactions and interactions.

Kindness and compassion are the underlying foundation for success.

In business and in life.

And in making progress on the spiritual path.

22/ Thoughts become actions.

Actions become habits.

Habits become character.

Character matters.

The way you tell your story to yourself matters.

Our bodies shape our minds, our minds shape our behavior, our behavior shapes our outcomes:

Be present.
Dec 9, 2017 9 tweets 4 min read
If every year in Silicon Valley ages us 7 years, then I’ve now been in Silicon Valley for 119 years.

Summary of wisdom I’ve learned:

1/ Kindness matters.

2/ Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

3/ Give a little every single day. Over time that truly adds up... 4/ Be fearless. Disrupt with courage.

Fortune favors the bold.