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Statement by the President on the Passing of Robin Williams ****BOG Post****

from Sam Stein, Political Editor and White House Correspondent -- Huffington Post


I think your suicide hotline number link on the TOS page is broken

I could not retrieve the link.

Obama gets 'Ice Bucket Challenge' from Kennedy family ****BOG Post****


The Kennedy family is welcoming President Obama to Martha's Vineyard with a "cold" invitation.

Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, is urging Obama to take the "Ice Bucket Challenge," in which people dump buckets of ice water on each other to raise money for ALS research.

In a message posted on social media by members of the family, Mrs. Kennedy said: "Welcome to Cape Cod, President Obama. I nominate you."

Mrs. Kennedy told The Boston Globe: "A good campaign starts at the grassroots and makes its way to the very top. Our family is proud to join the wave of advocates championing increased awareness and funding for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)."

Absentee ballot holders, remember the August 26th deadline

The deadline above is for Orange County, not sure about the rest of the state.

Remember to mail it in on time. Just trying to be helpful.


Save the Date! You’re Invited to a (WoW) Warlords World Premiere


A storm of iron is headed Azeroth’s way—be among the first to witness its fury at the world premiere of the Warlords of Draenor cinematic! Join Blizzard’s Mike Morhaime, Chris Metzen, and World of Warcraft designers Ion Hazzikostas and Brian Holinka for the grand unveiling, streamed live from the Ace Theatre in Los Angeles. But that’s not all—we’ll also host a live interview with the WoW developers, announce the Warlords of Draenor launch date, and debut the first episode of a new animated lore mini-series: Lords of War. You won’t want to miss it!

When: Thursday, August 14 at 9:30 a.m. PDT
Where: Join us on WorldofWarcraft.com to watch the live stream, or attend** the event live at the Theatre at Ace Hotel, located at 929 South Broadway in Los Angeles. (Doors open at 8:30 a.m.)

Live Attendee Bonus: Anyone who joins us live and in person in L.A. will also receive a beta key for Warlords of Draenor.*

more at link

East Coast and Caribbean DUers, Invest 94L, something to watch

Just a heads up.

Atlantic: Invest 94L ; Pacific: Tropical Storm Genevieve, Hurricane Julio, Invest 99E


Last Updated 8/11/2014, 8:00:00 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)
Location 12.3 26.2W Movement W at 15 mph
Wind 25 MPH


Last Updated 8/11/2014, 8:00:00 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)
Location 34.3N 191.7E Movement NW at 9 mph
Wind 45 MPH

Last Updated 8/11/2014, 11:00:00 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)
Location 26.5N 154.9W Movement NW at 9 mph
Wind 75 MPH Pressure: 988 MB

Last Updated 8/11/2014, 8:00:00 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)
Location 12.6 100.0W Movement W at 15 mph
Wind 25 MPH

Indian Ocean:

There is no tropical storm activity for this region.

In 2015, it won’t matter if hackers steal your password


The password could be dead by 2015.

That’s the prediction (and hope) among security experts who are racing to replace the is-it-really-you test, which dates to the early 1960s. Since then, passwords have become an omnipresent nuisance for both users and security officers—perpetually forgotten and inevitably stolen, as evidenced this week by the news that a Russian gang has amassed a trove of more than one billion login credentials. (Read: More than a billion online accounts breached by Russian gang.)

Two out of every three data breaches involve the exploitation of weak or stolen passwords, according to Verizon’s 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report. And making them stronger isn’t much help.

The more requirements websites add for passwords—to reach a minimum number of characters using uppercases, lowercases, and special characters, to avoid strings similar to previous passwords, to do a handstand while typing it in—the more likely people are to reuse passwords across accounts or create weak ones, researchers say. A 2012 study found that almost one-third of people have more than 10 unique passwords, and 38% of people would rather scrub toilets than try to come up with new ones.

more at link

OK County GOP Learns That KKK 'Discussions' Not Welcome


The Garvin GOP distributed a flyer for the "GOP Bean Feed," featuring on its upper left-hand corner a tiny, dancing bean wearing a sombrero.

The flyer promised that for just $20.00 (or free, if you're under 12) you could enjoy a "great meal" of “beans, cornbread, drinks, and dessert,” and the musings of the "great speaker" Gov. Fallin.

Nothing out of the ordinary ... and then:

Additionally, according to the flyer, the guests would be treated to "great fun and fellowship," which would consist of "discuss issues with fellow conservatives and find out some things you may not know about the NRA, Planned Parenthood, Ku Klux Klan, and other organizations."

Atlantic: Invest 94L; Pacific: Typhoon Genevieve, Hurricane Julio, and Tropical Storm Halong


Last Updated 8/10/2014, 8:00:00 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)
Location 11.1 20.5W Movement W at 15 mph
Wind 25 MPH



Last Updated 8/10/2014, 8:00:00 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)
Location 30.5N 186.3E Movement NNW at 26 mph
Wind 90 MPH

Last Updated 8/10/2014, 11:00:00 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)
Location 23.8N 152.5W Movement NW at 17 mph
Wind 85 MPH Pressure: 984 MB

Last Updated 8/9/2014, 8:00:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)
Location 34.1N 225.7E Movement NE at 14 mph
Wind 60 MPH

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