Minor correction, sorry it was Gateway Pundit who made the leap to "UN 10% Global Tax to Fight CoronaVirus" (shared 3.2K times on Facebook?) Nice job @gatewaypundit@twitter.com

I really HATE it when people leap to idiotic conclusions and report it as "news" and people just blindly cobble it and run with it. Do you *want* to provide a viable alternative to the MSM? Then don't report crap like this as news.

END RANT 10/10

There is a single mention of funding in the actual report, which is "[supporting] governments by contributing to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund."

That's it. No global tax. No 10% tax. It's really just a call for a big policy response and they want via their fund 9/10

The word "tax" appears three times in the report, and they are all in the context of incentives, rebates and abatements. In fact the original @LifeSite@twitter.com article even quotes one of these passages.

8/10

It is LifeSite, in their own headline, that draws the line from the creation of this fund and the desire to allocate 10% global GDP toward a policy response and says "UN wants a 10% global tax for their fund"

6/10

Yet, even the LifeSite article itself, never actually says that, it just quotes excerpts from a recent UN report calling for a global response in the amount of 10% of global GDP, and that the UN has established a fund to marshal resources for a global response.

5/10

The headline of the article is:

"United Nations wants 10% of entire planet’s annual income in fund for coronavirus response"

and pretty soon everybody citing the article has simply distilled it down to "UN wants 10% global tax to fight "

4/10

"The proposed plan would effectively place a global agency, presumably the UN itself, in charge of propping up the economies of the world during the coronavirus crisis, placing it in charge of 10% of global income."

3/10

They all point back to some place called "LifeSiteNews" which I'm unfamiliar with (@LifeSite@twitter.com) and in their article they state:

2/10

No, the UN is not calling for a "10% Global Tax" to fight .

Just saw that "news" traverse my twitter feed and of course when I search on it, all sources reporting it are non-mainstream and not even semi respectable indie outlets.

Here's why: 1/10

RT @easyDNS
Obviously, we have to reconsider using @klaviyo@twitter.com. Appreciate the fast action to rectify, but it simply won't do to have a vendor shut us down b/c of an automated content filter.

We should be taking our own advice (Cobbler's children, etc...) 4/4 easydns.com/blog/2019/10/22/un

RT @easyDNS
This basically goes back to our book, - when you use a centralized email service like Klaviyo, like @Mailchimp@twitter.com (who will shut down your account if the right person *tweets* them telling them to), you are putting yourself at their whim 2/

RT @easyDNS
I understand using automated screening processes. We do that too. But you have to also factor in account history and past dynamics and at a worst case, you flag an item for review, you don't just nuke the account.... 3/

RT @easyDNS
@klaviyo@twitter.com shut down our account because this week's contained the phrase "Bitcoin Payments". It was an automated process.

What wasn't automated: The fact that we've had an account with them for something like five years and that we pay them over $1,000 / month. 1/

Yes, government overreach *is* a huge problem (the economic policy response practically guarantees an inflation shock, plus there is no such thing as a "temporary" government program)

But you can't address these issues by pretending the underlying catalyst isn't real. 7/7

We haven't even gotten into supply chain disruption, which we only got a hint of in The Great Toilet Paper Panic of March '20 6/7

You may be completely impervious to , nobody in your family or friends may be vulnerable (doubtful) and even survived the economic hit it brought with it (more second order effects)...

Then you suffer a stroke. Sorry dude, no paramedics, no ICU beds, no doctors 5/7

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