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Dem senator: Russians have 'penetrated' some Florida election systems

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) on Wednesday said Russian hackers had successfully "penetrated" some of Florida's election systems ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

"They have already penetrated certain counties in the state and they now have free rein to move about," Nelson told the Tampa Bay Times.


Nelson said leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee encouraged him fellow Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R) to notify Florida state election supervisors that "the Russians are in their records," according to the report.

Nelson told the news outlet that the state has to act quickly, emphasizing that Russia is trying to undermine faith in the U.S. democratic system.The specifics of the activity remain unclear, including which counties were targeted and why it is believed to be the work of Russians.

http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/400969-dem-senator-says-russians-penetrated-some-florida-election-systems?__twitter_impression=true&__twitter_impression=true

Some good news for Ferguson, MO in last nights election results

Wesley Bell won!


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A councilman from Ferguson, Mo. defeated St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch during Tuesday's Democratic primary, according to The Associated Press.

The AP reported that Wesley Bell topped McCulloch by a 57 to 43 percent margin, marking an end to McCulloch's seven-term career as a prosecutor.


The news service notes that McCulloch gained national attention four years ago for his handling of the investigation into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson.
No Republicans are on the ballot in the race for St. Louis County prosecutor, meaning Bell is set to take the position after the November election.

http://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/400845-ferguson-councilman-beats-st-louis-prosecutor-who-led-investigation-of

2017-2018 federal special election results as compared to the seat's partisan lean:

https://twitter.com/JesseLehrich/status/1027016175904022530

2017-2018 federal special election results as compared to the seat's partisan lean:

#CA34 – D+18
#KS04 – D+23
#MTAL – D+16
#GA06 – D+6
#SC05 – D+16
#UT03 – D+3
#ALSen – D+31
#PA18 – D+22
#AZ08 – D+20
#TX27 – D+5
#OH12 – D+13 (est.)

Need a good laugh? New painting: Crossing the Swamp with George Washington Trump

https://twitter.com/nycsouthpaw/status/1024304329216454656

My new painting – “Crossing the Swamp”
“Never give up. Never lower your light.
Never stop till the swamp is dry.” – Jon McNaughton
"List of figures from left to right: Nikki Haley, James Mattis, Ben Carson, President Trump, Jeff Sessions, Mike Pence, Melania Trump, Mike Pompeo, Sarah Sanders, Ivanka Trump, John Bolton, Kellyanne Conway, John Kelly"

https://twitter.com/nycsouthpaw/status/1024304572578390016

John Bolton makes an appearance!

Anybody else sick of these articles? "White, and in the minority"

She speaks English. Her co-workers don’t. Inside a rural chicken plant, whites struggle to fit in.



In a country where whites will lose majority status in about a quarter-century, and where research suggests that demographic anxiety is contributing to many of the social fissures polarizing the United States, from immigration policy to welfare reform to the election of President Trump, the story of the coming decades will be, to some degree, the story of how white people adapt to a changing country. It will be the story of people like Heaven Engle and Venson Heim, both of whom were beginning careers on the bottom rung of an industry remade by Latinos, whose population growth is fueling that of America, and were now, in unusually intense circumstances, coming to understand what it means to be outnumbered.

They didn’t know the heavy burden of discrimination familiar to members of historically oppressed minority groups, including biased policing and unequal access to jobs and housing. But some of the everyday experiences that have long challenged millions of black, Latino and immigrant Americans — the struggle to understand and be understood, feeling unseen, fear of rapid judgments — were beginning to challenge them, too.


Studies have shown how some whites, who are dying faster than they’re being born in 26 states, react when they become aware of a tectonic demographic shift that will, with little historic precedent, reconfigure the racial and ethnic geography of an entire country. They swing to the right, either becoming conservative for the first time, or increasingly conservative — “politically activated,” explained Ryan Enos, a political scientist at Harvard University, who among others found that white Democrats voted for Trump in higher numbers in places where the Latino population had recently grown the most.

They feel threatened, even if not directly affected by the change, and adopt positions targeting minorities out of “fears of what America will look like,” said Rachel Wetts of the University of California at Berkeley, who argued in one study that recent calls by whites to cut welfare were born of racial resentment inflamed by demographic anxiety, even though whites benefit from the social safety net as well.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/local/wp/2018/07/30/feature/majority-minority-white-workers-at-this-pennsylvania-chicken-plant-now-struggle-to-fit-in/?utm_term=.fedd3eb7796d



If I worked in a plant where everybody else spoke Spanish, I'd learn Spanish. There are free courses available online. Problem solved.

Penguin Classics Back Cover Blurb for Sinclair Lewis' Novel It Can't Happen Here- Sound Familiar?




http://www.openculture.com/2018/07/penguin-classics-back-cover-blurb-sinclair-lewis-1935-novel-cant-happen.html

When you lose all your friends .......

https://twitter.com/briantashman/status/1020764194814283779



Alan Dershowitz and leading promoter of Pizzagate, rape enthusiast Mike Cernovich



Do a Google image search for "lions mating." That's basically rape and it's also the natural form of sex - Mike Cernovich

Republicans or Russians are using the Democratic logo on demand voter id posts



https://www.instagram.com/p/BlUypbPgpCg/?tagged=demandvoterid

A local journalist found it and told me that it's IP theft. It's on Instagram and Twitter under#demandvoterid


She tried filing a report through Instagram but was told the Democratic Party are the only ones who could get it removed.


the post says We can stop Trump and Russia . Demand Voter ID with the Dem party logo


She's contacted state party officials but if you know anyone to contact, please do.


Most Democrats won't fall for this but those who aren't politically astute might.



The Russians Who Hacked The DNC Have Targeted At Least Three 2018 Campaigns, Microsoft Says

The same Russian intelligence agency charged with hacking Democrats’ emails in 2016 has targeted at least three candidates running for election in 2018, a Microsoft executive said.

Speaking on a panel at the Aspen Security Forum on Thursday, Tom Burt, Microsoft's vice president for customer security and trust, said that his team had discovered a spear-phishing campaign targeting three candidates running for election in 2018. Analysts traced them to a group Microsoft has nicknamed Strontium, which is closely tracked by every major threat intelligence company and is widely accepted to be run by the GRU, Russia’s military intelligence agency.

Burt declined to name the candidates during the event, citing privacy concerns, and didn’t say which party they belonged to, but implied they were candidates of note and running for reelection.

“They were all people who, because of their positions, might have been interesting targets from an espionage standpoint, as well as an election disruption standpoint,” Burt said.


https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kevincollier/the-russians-who-hacked-the-dnc-have-targeted-at-least

Kushner's worried Mueller's going to "get the President"

As Kushner’s Russia troubles mount—last Friday the Senate disclosed that he had not turned over e-mails about WikiLeaks, a claim his attorney, Abbe Lowell, denied—insiders are again speculating, as my colleague Emily Jane Fox reported last month, about how long Kushner and Ivanka Trump will remain in Washington. Despite Kushner’s efforts to project confidence about Robert Mueller’s probe, he expressed worry after the indictments of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates about how far the investigation could go. “Do you think they’ll get the president?” Kushner asked a friend, according to a person briefed on the conversation.

According to two Republicans who have spoken with Trump, the president has also been frustrated with Kushner’s political advice, including his encouragement to back losing Alabama G.O.P. candidate Luther Strange and to fire F.B.I. Director James Comey, which Kushner denies. (For what it’s worth, Kushner’s choice of Strange prevented Trump from the embarrassment of inadvertently supporting Roy Moore.) Trump, according to three people who’ve spoken to him, has advocated for Jared and Ivanka to return to New York in part because they are being damaged by negative press. “He keeps pressuring them to go,” one source close to Kushner told me. But as bad as the Russia investigation may be, it’s not clear a New York homecoming would be much better for Kushner, given that his family’s debt-ridden office tower at 666 Fifth Avenue could be headed for bankruptcy.

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/11/jared-kushner-horizons-are-collapsing-within-the-west-wing
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