We looked inside some of the tweets by @riptari and here's what we found interesting.
Inside 100 Tweets
“Our freedom is built on what others do not know of our existences” --
This is a must read 🔥: “rentier capitalism rigged to favour a small elite could well end up with the death of democracy” - not what you’d expect to read in the FT perhaps, but what a sign of the times that it is. (They’ve even taken down the paywall!) https://www.ft.com/content/5a8ab27e-d470-11e9-8367-807ebd53ab77
Suggestion for next Brexit referendum wording:
- Please make it stop and all go away
- Let all this carry on for decades and get worse
‘Connecting people’ https://twitter.com/techmeme/status/1174111797596643329
Which is why a nonsense Oversight Board is so inadequate. This demands legal standards of transparency that only state regulation can legitimately provide https://twitter.com/CraigSilverman/status/1173934211436351488
“It was clear that Boris was on a learning curve”. Definition of failing up https://twitter.com/pickardje/status/1174074292729995266
Boris rather regrets telling all those 'hilarious' fibs about the EU and its 'banana police force', one size fits all 'eurocoffins' and the proposed ban on prawn cocktail crisps when he was Brussels correspondent. Unsurprisingly, they now don't believe a word he says.
It’s getting ready for Brexit https://twitter.com/guardian/status/1174065672797786112
Scratch & sniff desperation https://twitter.com/rupertg/status/1174054832296157186
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This piece by @brdemuth is gorgeous: https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/09/arctic-circle-climate-change-fear/598195/
Again @bbclaurak calls the protesters 'expats' on R4 - they are British citizens living and working in the EU facing their lives being torn apart in 6 wks time. It's time to get the terminology right, 80% of Brits living in EU are UNDER PENSION AGE. Expats is seen as an insult.
My publisher is still getting promoted tweets for The Vagina Bible with the word “vagina” refused or accepted then removed 3 days later by @twitter.
White supremacists are ok, but the vagina is profane? This is a problem.
You know where to find me.
Incredibly optics-sensitive Hulk https://twitter.com/paulwaugh/status/1173607611461263360
I’m old enough to remember when the chicken was supposed to be Corbyn. https://twitter.com/robpowellnews/status/1173599076153200640
I want Greta to issue a credit card
* automatically buys carbon offsets for all of your consumption
* app warns you when you buy something really bad, and suggests alternatives (beefburgers? again?)
* in the long run it just won't let you buy certain things - set your policy
One Tory MP to me: ‘We have no provision for an ageing population and Brexit is a device to help people accept that they’ll be left to die.’
So, prison then? Or is this now a dictatorship? https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/15/johnson-to-defy-benn-bill-quit-31-october-come-what-may