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What issues should conservatives be fighting for in 2019 and beyond?

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What issues should conservatives be fighting for in 2019 and beyond

The issues of the day may change at the speed of the news cycle, but conservative principles and priorities should not. Sadly, it seems like nearly all of our representatives in Washington DC work based on the news cycle as well; only a handful of politicians are focused on long term plans or long standing issues that need to be resolved.

For example, term limits are rarely a news cycle issue, which is why the infrequent attempts by some of our representatives to bring it to the forefront never get the attention they deserve. Americans overwhelmingly support term limits, but trying to get momentum in DC is practically impossible. This needs to change.

What are the other issues that need a continuous focus in order to establish tangible action?

As we continue to work towards building an American Conservative Movement, it’s imperative we do so with our core beliefs firmly established. We do not want to become another transient movement that follows the GOP around on their crusade of the day. We want to drive politicians and the people they represent down a proper conservative path that addresses the fundamental issues our country faces.

We will fail as an organization and fade as a sovereign nation if everyone continues to focus on whatever the news cycle dictates. This is why we must have clarity in our goals in these early days of the movement’s formation. It’s better to go in with a plan than to let it develop based on the whims of our growing ranks. It’s easy to be “generally conservative” and get support built up that goes in a million different directions. It’s harder to establish a roadmap from the start and stick to that roadmap through the growth periods. I’d rather lose some people up front who may not agree with a reduced and balanced budget rather than debate with them later when the topic comes to light, for example.

Experience has taught me there’s nothing worse than getting going in the wrong direction and trying to change course later. Thankfully, conservative principles shouldn’t need course corrections. If we’re having to make them, we were doing it wrong from the start.

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The 2nd Amendment is the first target in the left’s war on liberty

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The 2nd Amendment is the first target in the Lefts war on Liberty

The commonsense civil right of armed self-defense is the canary in a coal mine for the cause of liberty.

It was a little over a month ago that John Lovell from the Warrior Poet Society produced this video, but it seems longer given recent events. He expresses the thoughts of many that are becoming increasingly prescient by the day. We are witness to the fact that while those on the national socialist left like to profess support of liberty as being ‘liberal’ they are becoming ever more strident towards the concept.

While the common sense human right of self-defense is literally the tip of the spear in the defense of liberty. The people on the left who only pretend to be liberal are now branching out from this basic human right, going after other civil liberties with a vengeance. Topping their list is a concept that eviscerates several civil liberties with on fell swoop, Gun Confiscation SWATing [aka so-called ‘Red flag’ laws ]. So far they’ve done little to solve the problem and according to an article from colleague Blaine Traber: Baltimore’s homicides by firearm RISE 13% since red flag gun law went into effect. Thus, these abominations of Constitutional Liberties are not only useless for their intended purpose, they are making the situation even worse.

Presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris belched forth an even more egregious example in which she expanded her ire for self-preservation to what George Orwell characterized as ‘Wrongthink’. As reported in Bearing Arms, Senator Harris proposed opening up the criteria for gun confiscation to the realm of improper viewpointsThis case illustrates that the 2nd amendment is just the first target in the Left’s war on Liberty, but it certainly won’t be the last.

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Twitter is against conservatives. Here’s how conservatives must fight back.

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Twitter is against conservatives Heres how conservatives must fight back

There’s an easy answer to the question of how to hold Twitter accountable for its anti-conservative policies that often purge, silence, or censor its users who are committing their version of thoughtcrimes. Just delete your account. Unfortunately, this answer is insufficient when we consider the tremendous clout Twitter holds over the media and much of the population. It’s where many Americans get their news (and #FakeNews). It’s also a cesspool of rhetoric, and while I’m personally opposed to wading into cesspools of any sort, I recognize Twitter is still an important tool in the fight against socialism.

So, we’re stuck with it.

But that doesn’t mean we have to sit back and let the “algorithm” virtually silence us. Today, I participated in a “bootcamp” for conservatives, many of whom are new to Twitter, on how to be better virtual patriots. It was a refreshing experience; it had been too long since I engaged in teaching outside of my writing on NOQ Report. But one question sort of stumped me. It’s not that I didn’t have the answers, but Twitter is a platform of brevity and the answer to the question wasn’t possible to communicate briefly.

In short, the question was how can conservatives overcome the roadblocks that Twitter imposes on us? Here are the answers:

Know your goal

It’s surprising how many people join Twitter with the goal of showing support for President Trump. I ask them who they’re “showing” their support to. They usually reply with “everyone” or “my followers,” at which point I inform them that they’re probably not reaching as many people as they think, if any at all.

Reach is everything on Twitter. It’s like a tree falling in an empty forest. If a Tweet is sent out, and nobody reads it, was it really a Tweet at all?

But there are other worthy goals for patriots. “Trolling” is often frowned upon, but it’s actually a very powerful tool if used properly on Twitter. By trolling, I’m not a fan of personal attacks on anyone. But trolling policies and politicians in the face of their claims is often enough to get supporters or potential supporters to ask questions or research it for themselves. Let me go troll someone real quick and I’ll post an example…

…stand by…

…okay… done…

You don’t have to have a single goal. You can focus on multiple things depending on how much time you put into Twitter. But you must have at least one. If you’re here to support the President, decide how you want to show your support and work towards achieving that goal. Without knowing what you want to accomplish, you’ll likely accomplish nothing.

Follow those who like your stuff

When someone follows me, there’s a chance I’ll look at their Tweets and follow them back. But if someone likes or retweets me and they’re conservatives, I’ll almost certainly follow them even if they’re not following me. Interaction with content I post is far more important than following.

This isn’t an egotistical decision. It’s based on the algorithm. I’m sure you’ve noticed just because you’re following someone doesn’t mean you’ll see their Tweets in your feed. But if you like a post, retweet it, comment on it, or a combination of the three, there’s a good chance you’ll see what they Tweet and retweet in the future.

I follow those who interact with my posts because if they follow me as well, they’ve already engaged with my content. As a result, they are already more likely to see my posts in their feed. With reach being the goal, following people who have interacted with your posts and getting them to follow you back makes the most sense.

Replies are often more powerful than standalone Tweets

When we post a standalone Tweet, it has an opportunity to be seen by our followers and the followers of those who retweet us. When we reply to someone else, it has an opportunity to be seen by the same people as a standalone Tweet PLUS those who follow the person we’re responding to. Though fewer of our followers will see a reply than a standalone, there’s a chance to reach a different audience.

As noted above, I often troll those whose views I oppose. But sometimes I’ll reply to people I agree with wholeheartedly. There’s no rule about who you reply to, though I strongly recommend being cordial. The left gets unhinged. It’s incumbent on patriots to keep our cool, take the high road, and express our indignation intelligently. Just as we laugh at unhinged progressives, so too do they laugh at unhinged conservatives. But when we’re cordial and thoughtful, their only complaints can be about substance.

Guess who wins the substance debate? Conservatives. Why? Because we have the truth on our side.

One way to “double dip” is to retweet your reply. They don’t appear in your primary timeline otherwise and by retweeting it, you give it even more opportunity to be seen by your followers.

Don’t Tweet in batches unless it’s a thread

Don’t spread your Tweets thin. Tweeting one right after another reduces the chances of your Tweets being seen because Twitter usually only serves a few of your Tweets and retweets to followers at any given moment. Thankfully, The Twitter feed moves quickly, so it doesn’t take a long “cooldown” between Tweets. 5-10 minutes is fine.

The exception to this rule is with threads. There’s no time limit. I’ve seen threads that are a dozen Tweets long posted in a matter of seconds. I’ve seen threads extend for days at a time. With a thread, you have the opportunity for multiple Tweets to be seen as people click the “Show This Thread” button.

If I retweet a lot, I’ll often wait the 5-10 minutes before posting a fresh Tweet. This isn’t necessarily a rule of mine. Just habit, I suppose.

Keep in mind, some are able to take advantage of massive followings and Tweet constantly. This is only recommended if you’re regularly getting hundreds or thousands of retweets already.

Assume bias and proceed accordingly

Arguably the most important advice I can give any patriot wanting to make an impact through Twitter is to not take it too seriously. I know many people who put so much effort into Twitter that they have little time for other acts of patriotism. Twitter is important, but it’s not important enough to take away attention from other things.

I’ve been there. Before a strange algorithmic banning and a pair of long hiatuses from the platform, I would regularly get hundreds of retweets, sometimes thousands. I wasn’t nearly as popular as many of the strong conservative accounts today, but I had my share of semi-viral posts. But Twitter took that away. I helped by not paying enough attention, allowing my account to go stagnant. I’m embarrassed that some of my posts get literally zero interaction, but I don’t worry too much.

After all, it’s just Twitter.

We know the powers that be in big tech are determined to push the 2020 elections to the Democrats. We can give up or we can fight through it. I, for one, am choosing to push forward. There’s nothing worse than a quitter.

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Bill Mitchell and Yippy

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In the days following the shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Bill Mitchell, a prominent social media figure on the right, came out in support of gun control legislation. This sudden betrayal has invited a host of scrutiny, that his endorsement of gun control following Parkland did not, because it also, coincidentally, occurred ninety days after he launched a crowdfunding campaign with the intent to move to Washington DC to open a new studio for his YourVoice America show.

A thread by @TjMaga1 on Twitter shed much light on what appeared to be a bait and switch by Bill Mitchell. But the depth of this story went beyond the thread with the emergence of a business partnership with a tech company amidst the lack of consistency and transparency. This installment of Conservative Grifters investigates Bill Mitchell and his emerging business relationship with Yippy.com and reconciles the findings with the promises Mitchell has made about his boosted capacity to support the cause.

Thread by TjMaga1 (Images reduced)

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This scam started on May 5th 2019 (just look at the dates)

Boomer said he was moving to DC! Even gave a deadline, 90 DAYS!

For days he pimped out a gofundme for the DC move.

A weeks worth of internet panhandling (from the 5th -12th)

And people were generous…

Well, 90 days have went by and…

And when people ask about it, this is what you will get from ole Boomer Bill.

He’s an ungrateful lying asshat!

Enough of handing your hard earned money over to scum like Bitchell!

#UnfollowGunGrabbinBill

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Bill Mitchell currently has five open campaigns on the crowdfunding platform, some of them are years old. The amount from all the campaigns totals $42552, and the money went towards supporting his independent platform YourVoice. The platform operates a subscription model like BlazeTV.

Any Recourse?

Short answer? No. The specific GoFundMe page in question mentions nothing about moving to Washington DC to move into a studio that can bring in people for interviews and be more politically relevant. If his word is his bond, then he surely lied to his audience in both tweets and his own show. It appears this is an instance of caveat emptor.

Why Miami?

It may come off that he is living the life of Miami luxury, but, not to discredit these assumptions, Bill Mitchell is not just involved with YourVoice America. He is also deeply integrated in Republican Legion, a Qanon apparel website he regularly advertises. And he has telegraphed his involvement in a media role for Yippy.com, an alternative search engine.

The confusion exists due to the cryptic nature of his communications. The response to Mindy Robinson reeks of overpromising.

Yippy.com

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Yippy, Inc (OTC Pink: YIPI) a unified search company known for its clustering technology, big data consolidation and eDiscovery tools. Specializing in the development of search, data normalization, and aggregation through application service environments for consumer and enterprise markets. Yippy’s proprietary web-based product suites are deployed over cloud architecture and provide secure, redundant and maintained data services for businesses and education markets.

Yippy’s platform is a fully customizable solution, providing highly innovative and secure solutions for a broad range of “Big Data” initiatives. The challenges and opportunities in collecting, analyzing and disseminating data in today’s business environment are vast. In response, Yippy maintains industry-leading programs in the field of data science through both internal development and strategic acquisition, and continues to evolve ahead of the industry curve. By providing flexible, scalable solutions to organize, store, disseminate, protect and manipulate “Big Data,” Yippy’s cloud-based platform allows business, academia and governmental clients to manage their information effectively and efficiently.

It seems as though the meat and potatoes of Yippy is behind the scenes in their B2B sales of their proprietary software. To the layman, however, Yippy is an alternative to Google founded in 2009 by Richard Granville who was recently featured on One America News Network claiming DuckDuckGo wasn’t really protecting user data. It is important to note that Granville also promotes Qanon and Mitchell’s associated business Republican Legion.

But Granville is not just some media pundit or “wantrepreneur” as he has extensive executive experience. According to Crunchbase, Yippy has raised $2 million since 2006 and made two acquisitions. The $2 million was raised in 2012 as debt financing. The search engine is marketed towards education. In July of 2019, Yippy received about 500000 visitors, an unsteady increase from 460000 in February of 2019. Yippy is a publicly traded penny stock registered under the ticker OTCMKTS:YIPI. Financial records reported on an annual basis (fiscal year ends May 31st) show that the company has reported a net loss in the millions from 2015 through 2018. The company’s statement of cash flows show that the company has been receiving debt to finance the net loss from operations. The balance sheet shows that the company has negative net tangible assets of $3,546,000 and retained losses of $25,888,000. In conclusion, the financial statements show obvious weakness, though not insurmountable, in the company’s financial viability.

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https://twitter.com/mitchellvii/status/1161404615604297728

https://twitter.com/mitchellvii/status/1161437604627324930

So the question now is why would a social media personality like Bill Mitchell be working for a tech company? And what does Bill Mitchell claim Yippy will contribute to Trump’s campaign prospects in 2020? With Occam’s Razor in full force the swiftest conclusion is the company is hiring Mitchell to promote the product so it can be the next Parler. There are many rumors about Parler paying influencers on the right to promote the product. In turn, not only will Mitchell be compensated but will have a chance to promote or integrate his platform. But let’s consider, first, why the narrative that Bill Mitchell is spinning about Yippy seems improbable.

Yippy has been a concept for 13 years. Its search is only web, and its interface looks outdated. There does not appear to be an app either. $2 million in venture debt and the sale of a penny stocks does not position this company to have the financial grit to challenge Google or Twitter even with a, seemingly erroneous, market capitalization of approximately $23.09 million dollars. So how about a thought exercise of what he could be suggesting. Not only do Mitchell’s claims seem outlandish, though in a idiosyncratic entrepreneurial way, but they seem to have little to do with political activism as opposed to self promotion.

Realistically speaking, Yippy is probably seeking to be a Conservative homepage, like MSN and Bill Mitchell will be in charge of producing content for the homepage that will include a search engine. It’s good business practice to exploit a core competency which in this case would be web search. But since Bill Mitchell has a (good) habit of integrating his brands together, it’s reasonable to speculate that his YourVoice platform will be integrated into the search engine. The ambition seems to be the creation of a one stop website for Trump supporters. The missing component remaining is the social media.

Full Circle

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The story doesn’t seem like it will go away, partially because Bill Mitchell invites the criticism by continuing to defend himself. The alleged incident in the captured screenshot above was tweeted and deleted, thus drawing more suspicion to its validity. Part of what signifies being a Conservative Grifter is a lack of transparency about beliefs and motives. And while there is nothing wrong with seeking a profit with openness, the sudden switch from moving to DC to moving to Miami and the doubling down on the decision to not disclose a business opportunity that had been in the works prior, at the very least as a possibility of interfering with the promise of moving to DC which was obviously not in the works in the last of the ninety days. The failure to disclose an impeding lack of delivery on a promise shows a complete disregard for self-accountability. The lack of self-accountability was followed up by what all signs point to as an even greater promise of grandeur. Politics aside, this looks like the pattern of a conman, so Conservatives should be warned.

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