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"Local woman perfects art of gardening without soil or vegetation touching shoes, hands or shears."



https://twitter.com/HoarseWisperer/status/1023561034970406912

Karma - has no menu - You get served what you deserve.



I've Never Even Met That John Barron Guy - He Doesn't Exist!

@realDonaldTrump

Had a very good and interesting meeting at the White House with A.G. Sulzberger, Publisher of the New York Times. Spent much time talking about the vast amounts of Fake News being put out by the media & how that Fake News has morphed into phrase, “Enemy of the People.” Sad!

5:30 AM - Jul 29, 2018

https://www.eschatonblog.com/2018/07/ive-never-even-met-that-john-barron-guy.html

Election Security - 2018

Don Jr. gets schooled on daddy's GDP numbers

@DonaldJTrumpJr

More Donald Trump Jr. Retweeted Secretary Acosta
Incredible numbers. I remember when “the experts” laughed about breaking 3%. Just because Obama never broke 2% doesn’t mean that someone with great policies can’t. Let’s keep this going.

https://twitter.com/DonaldJTrumpJr/status/1022842142937493504




@JohnJHarwood

under Obama:
—5.1% Q2 2014
—4.9% Q3 2014
—4.7% Q4 2011
—4.5% Q4 2009


https://twitter.com/JohnJHarwood/status/1023032595129487360



https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/7/28/1784202/-Donny-Jr-gets-schooled-on-daddy-s-GDP-numbers

Girl escapes detention center, hides in auto shop sobbing. Owner, a Trump supporter, turns her in...

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — A 15-year-old girl has run away from a Florida detention facility being used to house migrant children.

Homestead Police said they received a call from staff at the Homestead Air Reserve base on Friday saying the teen had run away while being transported to an eye exam. An anonymous tipster told authorities the girl was hiding behind a large toolbox inside an auto care shop.


https://pilotonline.com/news/nation-world/national/article_62fe85ca-7ea5-53a2-8427-b3aeba56961e.html


Gonzalez said he’s glad he told the officers where to find the girl.

“They were going around and around, they knew she was close by,” he said. “It’s safer for her in detention than out on the streets with no family. It was a hard decision.”

Gonzalez, who came to the United States from Cuba in 1971 with his family, said he supports the Trump administration’s tough stance on border security but disagrees with separating families.

“People who want to come here, and work for the American Dream, they should get papers and follow the rules,” Gonzalez said. “But it breaks my heart to see mothers and fathers divided from their children. Families should be together all the time.”


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2018/07/28/immigrant-girl-hides-in-auto-shop-after-escaping-attendants-from-florida-detention-facility/?utm_term=.2033de3601b8

David Hogg Posts A Great Tweet: Robert Kennedy Answering drumpf's Braggadocio About the GDP.

@davidhogg111

When you hear of our “leaders” celebrating the GDP as a measuring stick of our nations success, remember these words from the late Robert Kennedy.

Listen, because these words are as important today as they were when he first spoke them 50 years ago.



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“Even if we act to erase material poverty, there is another greater task, it is to confront the poverty of satisfaction - purpose and dignity - that afflicts us all.

Too much and for too long, we seemed to have surrendered personal excellence and community values in the mere accumulation of material things. Our Gross National Product, now, is over $800 billion dollars a year, but that Gross National Product - if we judge the United States of America by that - that Gross National Product counts air pollution and cigarette advertising, and ambulances to clear our highways of carnage.

It counts special locks for our doors and the jails for the people who break them. It counts the destruction of the redwood and the loss of our natural wonder in chaotic sprawl.

It counts napalm and counts nuclear warheads and armored cars for the police to fight the riots in our cities. It counts Whitman's rifle and Speck's knife, and the television programs which glorify violence in order to sell toys to our children.

Yet the gross national product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education or the joy of their play. It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages, the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity of our public officials.

It measures neither our wit nor our courage, neither our wisdom nor our learning, neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country, it measures everything in short, except that which makes life worthwhile.

And it can tell us everything about America except why we are proud that we are Americans.

If this is true here at home, so it is true elsewhere in world.”



https://twitter.com/davidhogg111/status/1022986826800406530
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/7/27/1784115/-David-Hogg-Posts-Great-Tweet-Robert-Kennedy-Answering-drumpf-s-Braggadocio-About-the-GDP

Rep Ted Lieu: Dear Sec Nielsen: You should read this article. Then you should resign.

A "tender age" six-year-old girl was forced to sign this document after being sexually abused in an immigrant detention center while separated from her mother.


This trauma would not have happened to the little girl but for the fact that your agency ripped her away from her parents and placed her in a facility without adequate supervision.



https://twitter.com/tedlieu/status/1023046889355149315
https://www.thenation.com/article/six-year-old-girl-sexually-abused-immigrant-detention-center/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

How they did it (and will likely try again): GRU hackers vs. US elections Latest Mueller indictment

The indictment includes a significant amount of detail about the organizational structure of the GRU units allegedly involved in the wide-ranging information operations during the US presidential election. The source of the attribution is not revealed in the indictment. However, the level of detail—including when certain individuals connected to remote applications—indicates that US intelligence and law enforcement officials were working with more than just the forensic data provided by CrowdStrike. Trump's "where's the server?" protests seem even less well grounded in reality than they did before.

The details in the newest indictment get down to the organizational division of labor at GRU. "There was one unit that engaged in active cyber operations by stealing information," said Rosenstein, "and a different unit that was responsible for disseminating the stolen information."

The espionage operation was run by Unit 26165, commanded by GRU Officer Viktor Borisovich Netykshko. Unit 26165 appears to be the organization behind at least part of the "threat group" of tools, techniques, and procedures known as "Fancy Bear," "Sofacy," "APT28," and "Sednit." Within the unit, two divisions were involved in the breaches: one specializing in operations and the second in development and maintenance of hacking tools and infrastructure.

The operations division, supervised by Major Boris Alekseyevich Antonov, specialized in targeting organizations of intelligence interest through spear-phishing campaigns and the exploitation of stolen credentials. Antonov's group included Ivan Sergeyevich Yermakov and Senior Lieutenant Aleksey Viktorovich Lukashev, according to the indictment, and they were responsible for targeting the email accounts that were exposed on the "DCLeaks" site prior to the election operations.

The second division, overseen by Lieutenant Colonel Sergey Aleksandrovich Morgachev, managed the development and maintenance of malware and hacking tools used by Unit 26165, including the X-Agent "implant." X-Agent is a signature tool of Fancy Bear operations—a cross-platform backdoor toolset with variants for Windows, MacOS, Android, and iOS. The Windows and MacOS versions of X-Agent are capable of recording keystrokes, taking screenshots, and exfiltrating files from infected systems back to a command and control server.

Lieutenant Captain Nikolay Kozacheck (who used the hacker monikers "kazak" and "blablabla1234465"} was the primary developer and maintainer of X-Agent, according to the indictment, and he was assisted by another officer, Pavel Yershov, in preparing it for deployment. Once X-Agent was implanted on the DNC and DCCC networks, Second Lieutenant Artem Malyshev (AKA "djangomagicdev" and "realblatr"] monitored the implants through the command and control network configured for the task.

The information operations unit, Unit 74455, was commanded by Colonel Aleksandr Vladimirovich Osadchuk. Unit 74455's members would be responsible for the distribution of some of the stolen data from the breaches through the "DCLeaks" and "Guccifer 2.0" websites. This group famously also reached out to WikiLeaks (referred to as "Organization 1" in the indictment) to amplify their information operation, and they promoted the leaks to journalists through GRU-controlled email and social media accounts.

Within Unit 74455, Officer Aleksy Potemkin—a department supervisor—oversaw information operations infrastructure. His group configured the DCLeaks and Guccifer 2.0 blogs and social media accounts that would later be used to spread data stolen from the DNC, DCCC, and Clinton campaigns. Osadchuk would also direct another information operation—assigning GRU Officer Anatoly Kovalev and others to conduct a campaign against state election boards and elections.




SO MUCH MORE (graphs, links):
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/07/from-bitly-to-x-agent-how-gru-hackers-targeted-the-2016-presidential-election/

WH -Secret Service agent: "So how long are you guys going to keep protesting?" - "Until he leaves."

@aravosis

So this just happened outside the White House at Day 12 of our never-ending anti-Trump protests:

Secret Service agent: “So how long are you guys going to keep protesting?”

One of our organizers, pointing to the White House: “Until he leaves.”


https://twitter.com/aravosis/status/1023005918114574337
https://twitter.com/aravosis/status/1023004247376490497
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