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Sandra Bland Legal Fund on gofundme.com

http://www.gofundme.com/sandystillspeaks

I think President Obama is genuinely concerned about the Iran deal passing

When I listened to him on the phone, it came through that way for me. He explicitly asked us (the listeners on the call and really everyone) to call our Congresscritters and voice our support for the deal.

My impression is that 99.999% of DU is for the deal. I've only seen one post (not thread) against the deal. I'm calling my Senators and Representative tomorrow. That's how concerned I think he is, and therefore how concerned I am. I want the deal to pass.

Exclusive: Secret NSA Map Shows China Cyber Attacks on US Targets

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/exclusive-secret-nsa-map-shows-china-cyber-attacks-us-targets-n401211

A secret NSA map obtained exclusively by NBC News shows the Chinese government's massive cyber assault on all sectors of the U.S economy, including major firms like Google and Lockheed Martin, as well as the U.S. government and military.

The map uses red dots to mark more than 600 corporate, private or government "Victims of Chinese Cyber Espionage" that were attacked over a five-year period, with clusters in America's industrial centers. The entire Northeast Corridor from Washington to Boston is blanketed in red, as is California's Silicon Valley, with other concentrations in Dallas, Miami, Chicago, Seattle, L.A. and Detroit. The highest number of attacks was in California, which had almost 50.

Each dot represents a successful Chinese attempt to steal corporate and military secrets and data about America's critical infrastructure, particularly the electrical power and telecommunications and internet backbone. And the prizes that China pilfered during its "intrusions" included everything from specifications for hybrid cars to formulas for pharmaceutical products to details about U.S. military and civilian air traffic control systems, according to intelligence sources.

The map was part of an NSA briefing prepared by the NSA Threat Operations Center (NTOC) in February 2014, an intelligence source told NBC News. The briefing highlighted China's interest in Google and defense contractors like Lockheed Martin, and in air traffic control systems. It catalogued the documents and data Chinese government hackers have "exfiltrated" -- stolen -- from U.S. corporate, government and military networks, and also listed the number and origin of China's "exploitations and attacks."

map at link

potus online now! nt

official Iran deal call-in-to-President-Obama thread

So tonight, at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time, call 1-866-254-5934 and enter the passcode 365802.


More info here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10027027706

White House email invite to group phone call about Iran deal (xpost from GD)

Jump on a call with the President:

The Iran deal is an historic one. After about two years of tough and intensive negotiations, the U.S. and our international partners reached a deal that will verifiably prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

We refused to take a bad deal, instead taking the time to press for a deal that met every one of our bottom lines. And that’s exactly what we got.

But, as we've seen time and again, that won't stop politicians and pundits from spreading misinformation and falsehoods about the Iran deal.

That's why President Obama is hopping on the phone tonight to explain the deal and its importance to the country and the international community. And he wants you to join the call.

So tonight, at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time, call 1-866-254-5934 and enter the passcode 365802.

You'll find the President on the other end, explaining exactly what you need to know about the Iran deal and what it means for the security of our country and that of our allies.

There's limited space for this opportunity, so set a reminder for 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time and jump on a call to learn everything you need to know about the Iran deal, straight from President Obama.

Until then, dig a little deeper into the details of this historic deal here: WhiteHouse.gov/Iran-Deal

Thank you,

The White House Team

White House email invite to group phone call about Iran deal

Jump on a call with the President:

The Iran deal is an historic one. After about two years of tough and intensive negotiations, the U.S. and our international partners reached a deal that will verifiably prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

We refused to take a bad deal, instead taking the time to press for a deal that met every one of our bottom lines. And that’s exactly what we got.

But, as we've seen time and again, that won't stop politicians and pundits from spreading misinformation and falsehoods about the Iran deal.

That's why President Obama is hopping on the phone tonight to explain the deal and its importance to the country and the international community. And he wants you to join the call.

So tonight, at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time, call 1-866-254-5934 and enter the passcode 365802.

You'll find the President on the other end, explaining exactly what you need to know about the Iran deal and what it means for the security of our country and that of our allies.

There's limited space for this opportunity, so set a reminder for 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time and jump on a call to learn everything you need to know about the Iran deal, straight from President Obama.

Until then, dig a little deeper into the details of this historic deal here: WhiteHouse.gov/Iran-Deal

Thank you,

The White House Team

Zimbabwean officials: American man wanted in killing of Cecil the lion

http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/28/africa/zimbabwe-lion-killed/


An American man is being sought in connection with a case that has drawn international attention -- the killing of Cecil the lion -- Zimbabwean officials said Tuesday.

The man suspected in Cecil's death is Walter James Palmer of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, according to Johnny Rodrigues, head of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force.

Cecil, who was 13, was a prized lion in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park, where visitors reportedly sighted him frequently. A video of the animal, regal, indifferent and sleepy-eyed, has been widely disseminated.

He was a participant in a study that Oxford University in Britain was conducting, and he had been outfitted with a GPS collar.

Jon Stewart Secretly Met With Obama at White House

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/29/us/politics/jon-stewart-secretly-met-with-obama-at-white-house.html?_r=0

WASHINGTON — President Obama has submitted himself for a grilling on the set of “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart three times. But on at least two occasions, Mr. Obama also secretly met with the comedian on his own imposing turf.

In 2011 and again in 2014, Mr. Stewart came to Washington for coffee with the president, entering the White House grounds at the entrance where the public tours begin. He shook hands with several tourists and was escorted to the Oval Office for his one-on-one sit down with the commander in chief.

He joked in 2011 to his escort that he felt like he was being called to the principal’s office.

The two meetings — recorded in the official White House visitor log — were first noted this week by Politico. Current and former White House officials confirmed the visits, describing them as efforts by the president and his communications team to tap into Mr. Stewart’s influence with younger voters.

Windows 10 roll-out will break Internet traffic records

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2953514/microsoft-windows/windows-10-roll-out-will-break-internet-traffic-records.html

Microsoft will break Internet traffic records this week as it begins to distribute Windows 10, a content delivery expert said Monday.

"Windows 10 ... will easily be the largest day/week of traffic ever on the Internet," said Dan Rayburn, an analyst with Frost & Sullivan who also writes on his own StreamingMediaBlog.com, in a piece posted yesterday.

"Unless Windows 10 is a complete flop and people don't upgrade as quickly as Microsoft expects, Windows 10 is going to create some serious havoc with regards to the user experience," Rayburn contended. "Expect to see some download times in the days, not hours, especially if any other content owners happen to have larger-than-expected traffic at the same time.

"Quality of service for downloads could deteriorate really quickly and remain poor for days, if not longer," Rayburn concluded.


more at link

eta: I posted this because we *might* have problems on DU tomorrow.
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