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Elon Musk is at war with Apple

Tesla`s CEO, and the new owner of Twitter, Elon Musk, is at war with Apple. Musk says Apple threatened to remove Twitter from the App store. Not only that. Apple has also stopped advertising on Twitter.

On Monday, Elon Musk tweeted: «Apple has also threatened to withhold Twitter from its App Store, but won`t tell us why.»

Apple is the world`s most valuable company and has huge power. The company was the top advertiser on Twitter and accounted for more than 4 percent of Twitter`s revenue in the first quarter of this year.

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Apple spent nearly $50 million on ads on Twitter, which is a huge loss for a company like Twitter. But if Apple were to block Twitter from its App Store, people would be unable to download the Twitter App on their iPhones, and iPads. It will also be problematic for existing users.

Twitter has warned investors in regulatory filings that the success of its services is dependent on their surviving review for compliance with App Store.

«Such review processes can be difficult to predict and certain decisions may harm our business,» the company wrote in a filing to the SEC last year.

«Failure to adhere to Apple`s and Google`s guidelines would be catastrophic, risking Twitter`s expulsion from their app stores and making it more difficult for billions of potential users to get Twitter`s services,» Yoel Roth, the company`s former head of Trust and Safety, wrote in a New York Times op-ed.

On Monday, Elon Musk also tweeted this: «Apple has mostly stopped advertising on Twitter. Do they hate free speech in America?» But Apple didn`t respond to this.

Musk has attacked Apple in a series of tweets after his takeover. He sought to stoke long-running concerns and political scrutiny over Apple`s market power. He tweeted a link to a parody video that Apple foe Epic Games made in 2020 criticizing the App Store as a «monopoly.»

He also tweeted a yes or no poll, asking his more than 119 million followers whether Apple should «publish all censorship actions it has taken that affect its customers.» In another tweet, Musk said: «Did you know Apple puts a secret 30% tax on everything you buy through their App Store?»

But there are more problems for Musk and Twitter. The EU has raised the prospect of a substantial fine or ban for Twitter after warning that it must «significantly increase» efforts to comply with new online legislation.

Twitter`s new owner, Elon Musk, was told he had «huge work ahead» to comply with the EU`s Digital Services Act, which requires tech firms to tackle problems including abusive posts and disinformation.

«I welcome Elon Musk`s statement of intent to get Twitter 2,0 ready for the DSA,» the EU`s commissioner for the internal market, Thierry Breton said. «I am pleased to hear that he has read it carefully and considers it as a sensible approach to implementing on a worldwide basis. But let`s also be clear that there is still huge work ahead, as Twitter will have to implement transparent user policies, significantly reinforce content moderation and protect freedom of speech.»

The Financial Times reported that Breton reiterated the punishments for breaches of the act, which include fines of up to 6% of global turnover, which would be around $500m in Twitter`s case, or a temporary suspension of the service if refused to comply endangers people`s life and safety. Suspension is described by the EU as a «last resort.»

Musk has fired half of Twitter`s 7,500 staff since buying the company for $44 billion in October. Another 1,200 was leaving the company in November after Musk told the remaining staff to commit to being «hardcore» or leave.

In November last year, I wrote an article about Musk and his potential Tesla phone, the Model Pi Smartphone. A phone that is connected to your Tesla EV which is also connected to the Starlink satellite.

The Tesla smartphone Model Pi is equipped with a quality 4K screen, has four cameras, and is powered by Snapdragon 898 SoC chip. Is this the reason why Apple is threatening Musk and Twitter?

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters at Monday`s briefing that the White House was «keeping an eye on» Musk`s handling of Twitter.

There is no doubt: Elon Musk is at war with Apple.

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Mass protests in China over Covid Restrictions

People in China take to the streets and protest against Xi Jinping and the Communist Party. It started in Beijing and Shanghai, and now it has spread to other places in China. This is called «the blank white paper protest,» and dubbed the «A4 Revolution.»

It can be dangerous to speak out against the Communist leader and the Communist Party in China. But in a country where the authorities have little tolerance for open dissent, people on the streets in China and their Covid restrictions have turned to more sophisticated methods.

Yesterday, we saw a piece of paper placed on a wall during a protest in Shanghai, and it said; «I didn`t say anything.»

The display of wordless papers «means» we are voiceless, but we are also powerful,» said Hazel Liu. They all have a common message, and they know what they want to express. So do the authorities, so they don`t need to say something. In other words; if you hold a blank sheet, everybody knows what you mean.

Some students in Nanjing and Xi`an held up blank paper sheets, earlier this week, in protest of censorship and as the only «safe» way to say what could otherwise not be said. This form of protest also popped up during the Hong Kong protests.

People in China have Weibo instead of Twitter, and some of them are for «freedom of speech.» Others said they want to go out and work. Another one said he wanted to go out and see a movie.»

The phrase «I wanna go watch a movie» was also picked up on social media, with some people commenting: «I am not interested in political regimes, I just want to be able to freely see a movie.» I want to see a movie! I want to sit in a cinema and watch a movie! I want to watch a movie that is uncensored!»

Despite social media users showing a lot of support for students and locals standing up and making their voices heard, not everyone was supportive of this gathering in Beijing. Some suggested that since Liangmahe is near Beijing`s foreign embassy district, there must be some evil «foreign forces» meddling and creating unrest.

Other people on Weibo expressed that people were starting to demand too many different things instead of solely focusing on China`s zero Covid policies, losing the momentum of the original intention of the protest.

The protest against the lockdown comes nearly three years into the pandemic, and this protest has developed into one of the boldest displays of dissent against the Chinese authorities in years. Maybe the boldest one since the protest in Tiananmen Square protests and massacre in 1989.

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Red tsunami 2024

Donald Trump said November 15 can be one of the most important days in the history of the United States of America. He had a strong speech that night and announced that he is running for president again in 2024.

«In order to make America great and glorious again, I am tonight announcing my candidacy for president of the United States,» Trump said. Trump is the first former president to run again since Theodore Roosevelt and the first since Grover Cleveland to do so after losing reelection.

«America`s comeback starts right now», Trump added on November 15.

If President Trump continues this tone and delivers this message on a consistent basis, he will be hard to beat. «His speech tonight, contrasting his policies and results against the Biden Administration, charts a winning path for him in the primaries and general election,» Lindsay Graham tweeted after Trump`s speech.

Thanksgiving will be much more expensive this year than ever before. The turkey is more expensive. Gasoline is more expensive. The cost to travel and meet family and friends this time is much more expensive under Biden than under Trump during his period in the White House.

A lot of people are already having a difficult time, but it will be much worse, according to Trump. People will feel the pain in a year or two. It will be difficult in 2024 as well. But who is the man to deal with problems like this?

The answer is Donald Trump. Not because of his personality, but because of his experience. He knows what buttons to push. In his speech at his Mar-a-Lago club, he said he is promising that America would become «a great nation again». On Tuesday night, President Joe Biden tweeted from his personal account: «Donald Trump failed America.»

«The decline of America is being forced on us by Joe Biden and the radical left lunatics,» Trump said in his speech. But Biden will continue to underscore his belief that Mr. Trump is a threat to democracy.

He also said that the 2020 election was rigged, beyond suggesting that China somehow meddled in it. Trump insists without evidence that Biden benefited from subterfuge and fraud. Trump renewed his demand for sweeping restrictions on voting, including ending early voting and voting by mail.

«I`ll get that job done, That`s a very personal job for me,» he said on Tuesday. Many people support Trump and his «MAGA»-movement. Donald Trump is often compared to Abraham Lincoln who saved America for the first time.

Lincoln was elected to unite a country, and stop slavery, but Democrats smeared him, went to war against him, and assassinated him. Now, they`re doing the same with Trump.

D`Souza`s film «Death of a nation» indicates that the Democratic Party has similarities to fascist regimes, including the Nazi Party. In the documentary, D`Souza accuses the modern Democratic Party of racism and attempts to demonstrate how Democrats have used accusations of racism, white supremacy, and fascism as a tool to discredit the political right.

He claims that the modern political left is using these types of accusations in attempts to get rid of Trump. It is the same strategy.

D`Souza also claims that fascism is a left-wing, rather than right-wing ideology, and that fascist regimes such as the Nazi Party have historically both praised the Democratic Party and utilized American racial law to inspire their own racial law.

The Nazis were Socialists.

Dinesh D`Souza said his documentary was based on the books Hitler`s American Model: The United States and the making of Nazi Race Law by James Whiteman, and Racism: A short history by George M: Fredrickson.

The Nazis were a bunch of people who wanted to improve society, and many of them were doctors, nurses, and scentists. All of them voted for Hitler in the 30s and 40s, and they played a vital role behind the scenes.

We all have to keep in mind that Ron Desantis won a landslide in Florida. In other words: Florida is a red state. This is interesting because Florida is a multicultural state. More than any other state in America. Why did all of them vote for a right-wing populist? Why would so many minorities do that? Because they are a bunch of Nazis? Why did the same people vote for Trump when he was running?

Many of these people have always been Democrats, but now they have changed. They have all jumped over to the right side. They support Trump`s agenda: «Make America Great Again.» Will Donald Trump save America?

The Republicans have a lot of candidates for 2024. If not Trump, it can be Desantis, Mike Pence, Nicky Haley, or Mike Pompeo. The Republicans didn`t succeed as much as they wanted in the Midterm election, but they can come back stronger than ever. It can be a red tsunami in 2024. Time will show.

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November 15 can be one of the most important days in the history of the United States of America

Hopefully, tomorrow will turn out to be one of the most important days in the history of our country! Donald Trump tweeted on Monday this week. What in the world is he doing this time? Is he planning to announce just another presidential bid?

Well, will that be the most important days in the history of the United States? For some people, the answer is definitely yes, but for others, the answer is no. He should come up with more than news about him running in 2024.

On the eve of the midterm election, Trump said he would make a «very big announcement» on November 15. Still, Donald Trump`s advisers are reportedly telling him/ begging him not to announce a presidential bid. They believe it`s too early.

Yesterday, the political dynamo suggested on his own Truth Social Platform his «Big announcement» will be history-making.

A lot of people are speculating whether Mr. Trump would be announcing more than just another presidential bid. We all know that people in the U.S are very divided. It`s also a 50/50 split in the Senate. It`s challenging, in the long run, to do politics under circumstances like that. Therefore; is Mr. Trump planning to start a new political party or some kind of a merge of the left and right sides?

«Speaking for myself and my administration, we`ll be making a statement on Tuesday night. We`ll see what happens,» he said in a speech on Sunday.

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Ron DeSantis is the future of GOP

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis won big in Florida and is the biggest winner of the midterm election. He won a landslide victory over Democratic nominee Charlie Crist. Ronald Dion DeSantis is born in 1978 and became the 46th governor of Florida in 2019, elected in 2018, and re-elected in 2022.

DeSantis’s win in Florida was one for the record books. In Miami-Dade County, DeSantis won easily. A region President Joe Biden won by 16% in 2020. DeSantis is popular and won because he embraced Trumpian policies, stood firm against the woke mob, and led his state through the pandemic with brilliance.

DeSantis is a right-wing politician. A republican. The new Trump. During the COVID-19 pandemic in Florida, DeSantis resisted imposing restrictions including face mask mandates, stay-at-home orders, and vaccination requirements. In May 2021, he signed into law a bill that prohibited businesses, schools, cruise ships, and government entities from requiring proof of vaccination.

In his victory speech, he said they chose facts over fear. Education over indoctrination. Law and order over rioting and disorder. «Florida was a refuge of sanity when the world went mad. We stood as a citadel of freedom for people across this country and indeed the world,» he said.

«States and cities governed by leftist politicians have seen crime skyrocket. they`ve seen their taxpayers abused, they`ve seen medical authoritarianism imposed, and they`ve seen American principles discarded. The woke agenda has caused millions of Americans to leave these jurisdictions for greener pastures,» DeSantis said in his speech.

«Now, this great exodus of Americans, for those folks, Florida, for so many of them, has served as the promised land. We have embraced freedom. We have maintained law and order. We have protected the rights of parents. We have respected our taxpayers, and we reject woke ideology.»

«We fight the woke in the legislature. We fight the woke in the schools. We fight the woke in the corporations. We will never, ever surrender to the woke mob. Florida is where the woke goes to die. People have come here because our policies work. Leadership matters.»

«Now, while our country flounders due to failed leadership in Washington, Florida is on the right track. I believe the survival of the American experiment requires a revival of true American principles. Florida has proved that it can be done. We offer a ray of hope that better days still lie ahead,» DeSantis said in his historic victory speech.

Conservative commentator Liz Peek declared DeSantis «the new leader of the Republican Party.» Fox News dubbed it «A NEW ERA.»

«There`s little doubt that his Florida success will grab the attention of voters outside the Sunshine state,» the editorial board wrote. «You can bet Donald Trump was watching – unhappily.»

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