Billie Pate

Billie Pate is a multidisciplinary artist, creative technologist, and serial entrepreneur, from Chicago, IL, USA. After graduating from Northwestern University with a BS degree in computer science, she studied fine art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). She founded Pate Projects, an award-winning art and technology studio in LA, CA and later expanded to NY, NY and Paris, France. A few years later she also founded Billie Pate Group (BPG) to start, buy and invest in other brilliant businesses. She now owns several creative businesses with headquarters around the world while continuing her art practice in Paris, France. She has a newfound interest in foreign affairs. When it comes to politics, her vision is utopian and idealist, but her strategy is realist. xo

Poetic Justice

🏴 The only tragedy is that Putin wasn't in the helicopter with his true friend. We will have to wait for that one. xo Response to: https://www.politico.eu/article/true-friend-russia-china-condolences-death-iran-president-raisi-helicopter-amir-abdollahian/ ...
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A Free Market for the Free World

🇪🇺🇬🇧🇺🇸 One single free market for the entire Free World will be the greatest single market of all time. xo Response to: https://www.politico.eu/article/eu-labour-party-brexit-trade-ireland-farmers-europe-politics-uk-election/ ...
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The USA Loves Georgia

🇬🇪 We support this proposal! We would love to help the Georgians defend their democracy, and we would love to provide assistance to any country that wants out of the Russian sphere of influence. I think Georgians fear that Russia will invade their country, and they are being pressured into passing this law. We wish for the US administration to reach out to the Georgian politicians, and ask them if they need our help. Response to: https://www.politico.eu/article/us-sanction-georgian-dream-par...
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The International Criminal Court

🇮🇱 I'm disappointed in the International Criminal Court (ICC). The ICC's decision to equate Netanyahu with Sinwar will only delegitimize their standing in the world. Sinwar is the leader of a terrorist organization, while Netanyahu is the leader of a liberal democracy. Hamas committed a heinous, unprovoked attack on innocent people on Israeli territory. They decapitated, raped, beat, tortured, and slaughtered innocent people for no valid reason. In response, Israel declared war on the terrorist ...
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Three Cheers for Taiwan

🇹🇼 Congratulations to the new President of Taiwan, Lai Ching-tai. We look forward to strengthening our relationship with Taiwan and their new democratically-elected leader. xo ...
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Yacht Club de Ibiza

🇪🇸 I am in Spain with my beautiful Spanish wife. We are reopening the Neon Club. It's a site-specific art installation I made in Ibiza long ago before the COVID pandemic. It's a work of art, neon art, but it's also a nightclub. One of my first Capitalist Art projects. It's a small members only nightclub within a huge and infamous Ibiza nightclub. It's open to Société Anonyme members only once again. Our new Yacht Club in Ibiza and Formentera will be operating all summer long as well. xo ...
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The USA Loves Slovakia

🇸🇰 We are sorry to learn of the attempted assassination of the Prime Minister of Slovakia. We understand that the Prime Minister was a friend of Putin's, and often used pro-Russian rhetoric. I think some Slovakians may have felt betrayed by this rhetoric, and they may have feared Russia had corrupted their democracy. Resorting to violence and extremism is what Russian terrorists do - it's not the solution. We wish to help Slovakia in any way we can through this political turmoil, and help them r...
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Three Cheers for Lichtenstein

🇱🇮 Love is love. xo Response to: https://www.politico.eu/article/liechtenstein-legalizes-same-sex-marriage-in-near-unanimous-vote/ ...
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Social Media

🇺🇸🇫🇷 “Banning online platforms and other forms of internet shutdowns are never a proportionate measure and impose disastrous consequences for people’s safety.” That's just not true. Many of these non-profit organizations are intentionally trying to confuse the public on these issues. Some online platforms are being used to spread false narratives, lies, disinformation, and foreign propaganda from adversaries such as Russia and China. Allowing these platforms to spread foreign propaganda is disa...
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The USA Loves Ukraine

🇺🇦 I'm extremely disappointed that the Speaker of the House stalled the national security supplement for so long, jeopardizing many of our foreign policy objectives. I am also alarmed to learn of the new buildup of troops along the Russian border and the attacks on Kharkiv. We hope the US administration will inform Ukraine that they may use US weapons to strike within Russia. Our only request for Ukraine is that they abide by international law, and to not stoop to Russia's level by committing wa...
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The Second Armenian Genocide

🇦🇲 We want a full report by the State Department on Turkey and Azerbaijan's violation of human rights in the second Armenian genocide as well as their connections to Russia. We want all weapons sales and transfers to Tukey paused until the report is complete. The president can call Netanyahu a bad man - we agree with him. But the president is not going to be allowed to ignore Aliyev, Erdogan, Xi Jinping, and Putin or any of the other bad men in the world, many of whom are much worse than Netanya...
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The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

🇮🇱🇵🇸 A cease-fire will not protect innocent civilians. It would allow the Hamas terrorists to go free and jeopardize the lives of innocent people in Palestine, Israel and the rest of the world. That is not a viable solution. We do know that Americans are being held hostage by Hamas. Sadly, we can't guarantee the lives of those hostages, but we can guarantee that Hamas never gets their hands on any other Americans ever again. We want to make sure Hamas is not capable of committing these heinous...
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The US Nuclear Umbrella

🇺🇸 We believe that the UK and France shall determine for themselves whether they want to use their nuclear weapons to create a nuclear umbrella for the entire NATO alliance. We are not opposed to the idea of all nuclear powers within the alliance vowing to defend all NATO allies with their nuclear weapons. However, any fear that the US nuclear umbrella would no longer include NATO allies in the future is misplaced. Our nuclear policy to defend all NATO allies will not change no matter who wins t...
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No Love for China

🇨🇳 If the US Supreme Court agrees with TikTok in this case, which I highly doubt they will, then we will amend the US Constitution to ensure that the forced sale of any company that poses a national security threat to the USA is constitutional. The forced sale or ban of TikTok is going to happen one way or another, whether China likes it or not. xo ...
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Thank You Biden

🇺🇸 Thank you for ensuring that humanitarian aid reaches the Palestinians in Gaza. xo Response to: https://www.politico.com/news/2024/05/16/gaza-strip-pier-complete-00158318 ...
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The Far-left

🇺🇸 Why is it that none of these far-left, pro-Palestinian activists supported Armenians when they were being starved to death by Azerbeijan and Turkey in the second Armenian genocide just a few months ago? Why is that these far-left activists have not called for the ban of weapons sales to Turkey after humanitarian aid to Armenia was blocked by both Turkey and Azerbeijan, and many Armenians starved to death? Why is it that these far-left activists only march for Palestinians but not Armenians or...
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The USA Loves Denmark

🇩🇰 I think Denmark's immigration policies are the only reason the Social Democrats are still in control of Denmark. The socialists have lost control of every other country in Europe, except Spain and Germany, and they are barely hanging on in both of those countries. People are not pleased with the results of the open border policies. I was a strong advocate of relaxing immigration policies at one time, but now I understand that it was an error to do so. xo Response to: https://www.politico.eu/...
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The USA Loves Moldova

🇲🇩 We must help Moldova topple the Kremlin's puppet regime. xo Response to: https://www.politico.eu/article/moldova-eye-energy-lever-topple-kremlin-puppet-regime-transnistria/ ...
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The USA Loves Ukraine

🇺🇦 I met a Russian lady in New York City the other day. I said, "It's an honor to meet a Ukrainian!" I always say that to Russians I meet to see how they will react. She didn't react well. So I said, "Americans love Ukraine. We're so impressed by their commitment to freedom and self-determination." Then I asked if she had children in the USA. She said she did. So I asked her how she will feel if they are conscripted into the US military to fight the Russians and liberate Ukraine. She didn't look...
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The G9

🇺🇸🇨🇦🇬🇧🇫🇷🇮🇹🇩🇪🇯🇵🇦🇺🇰🇷 We want to expand the G7 into the G9. We want both South Korea and Australia to be invited to become permanent members of this forum. We need more leaders from the Indo-Pacific to participate in this forum. The G7 represents the seven largest economies of developed nations, all of which are allies of the United States. Both South Korea and Australia are developed nations and allies of the USA, and have the next largest economies as well. The G7 invited Russia to join the forum...
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TikTok

🇨🇳 Europe has no reason to ban TikTok, because after TikTok has new owners due to the forced sale imposed by the USA, there is no more reason for security concerns. The USA is taking care of that business for everyone. Apparently the authors of this article don't even comprehend what the national security issues around TikTok are. Spending too much time on the app is unproductive and bad for kids, but that is not why TikTok is being forced to sell their app. The biggest issue is the fact that ...
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The USA Loves Australia

🇦🇺 It is time to make it clear to China that we will not tolerate their aggressive behavior in the Indo-Pacific. It is time to create the Indo-Pacific Treaty Organization (IPTO). We must make sure China understands that we will stand with our allies in the Indo-Pacific. Any aggression against Australia will have severe consequences. xo Response to: https://www.politico.com/news/2024/05/07/australia-accuses-china-of-unsafe-behavior-involving-fighter-jet-00156442 ...
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Dear Serbia

🇷🇸 “The Chinese-Serbian friendship, forged with the blood of our compatriots, will stay in the shared memory of the Chinese and Serbian peoples,” Xi Jinping said. How is that friendship working out for the Serbians? What has China done for Serbia? The USA's allies are the wealthiest nations in the world, while China and Russia's allies are the poorest nations in the world. Citizens of the USA's allies live happy and prosperous lives, while the citizens of Russia and China's allies are politicall...
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Niger

🇳🇪 It is very difficult to help Africa, because we don't have any reliable partners on the continent. The USA has tried to create alliances with Africa's democratic governments only to have other countries like Russia and China destabilize these democratic governments and fund military juntas who take control of the countries. This is a repeating phenomenon. It's not like this is the first time this has ever happened. It happens over and over again in Africa, so much so that it should be expecte...
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Three Cheers for the EU

🇪🇺 Thank you for standing with Ukraine! Response to: https://www.politico.eu/article/belgium-finally-agrees-to-hand-over-ukraine-billions-euros-tax-frozen-russian-assets/ ...
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Ursula 2024

🇪🇺 "As 400 million EU citizens prepare to cast their votes in June’s European election, a new poll shows that the German conservative has caught voters’ attention like no EU chief before her. An overwhelming majority of 75 per cent of European respondents are able to correctly identify her — much higher than former commission chiefs — putting her at an advantage." This is true in the USA as well. Ursula is adored by Americans too. I don't think Americans could identify the leader of the EU befo...
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Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

🇮🇱🇵🇸 The US administration should not lose sight of our foreign policy objectives. Americans want Hamas eradicated as much as the Israelis do. We want a complete defeat of Hamas. Neither Americans or Israelis will accept any deal that allows Hamas leaders to walk away. Biden needs to remember that failing to meet this objective would have a bigger negative effect on his election results than any other decision he makes. The so-called Progressives would love it if Biden failed to meet this object...
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PRO-DEMOCRACY

🇫🇷 We hope that Xi Jinping enjoys our PRO-DEMOCRACY billboards strategically placed so that he can not miss them during his visit to Paris. We also hope that he loves our yellow umbrella choreography in front of the Elysée Palace. xo ...
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The Indo-Pacific Treaty Organization (IPTO)

🌏 There is only one reason that China hates and opposes our Indo-Pacific Treaty Organization proposal. That is because it is brilliant, and they know it would be effective. We believe that security brings stability, and stability brings prosperity. So we wish to establish more security alliances with other nations in the world, so they can be more secure and stable and prosperous. NATO has proven to be the most successful alliance of all time, and the organization has made the European region ...
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The USA Loves the UK

🇬🇧 We do not support the Scottish Independence movement. We wish for the United Kingdom to remain united. We do not support political parties or movements that are trying to break up European democracies into smaller countries, whether it be the UK or Spain or any other European democracy. xo Response to: https://www.politico.eu/article/is-the-dream-of-scottish-independence-over-snp-humza-yousaf-nicola-sturgeon/ ...
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