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Devin Nunes is down a whopping 27 points from 2016

https://shareblue.com/devin-nunes-california-russia-poll-down-27-points-from-2016/

Trump attack dog Devin Nunes is down a whopping 27 points from 2016

Running interference for Trump on Russia may cost Devin Nunes his seat.

SNIP
And now Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), who easily won re-election by 35 points in 2016, is down to just an eight-point lead over his Democratic challenger, Andrew Janz.

In a new Public Policy Polling survey, paid for by Democratic political action committee End Citizens United, 49 percent of voters support Nunes, compared to 41 percent who support Janz.

Typically, an eight-point advantage is a comfortable margin. But compared to 2016, this means Nunes’ level of support has already plummeted by an astonishing 27 points in less than two years.

And given the massive scale of the campaign his challenger is running, Nunes’ support could easily drop even further in the more than four months between now and November.

Janz, a violent crimes prosecutor, has raised about four times more cash than all of Nunes’ previous Democratic challengers between 2002 and 2016 put together, according to the Fresno Bee.

Those seven previous challenges only raised $650,000 between them — but Janz’s campaign war chest is an amazing $2.5 million.
That might be the most of any House challenger in the country this election cycle

Maybe This Helped Somewhat too

Why the Repubs Fear Rep Maxine Waters. #FlipTheHouse

https://twitter.com/MrFilmkritik/status/1013222576972288001

#VOTE-BLUE

💕 REP Maxine Waters speaks at LA rally.. Sunday



Democratic Rep Maxine Waters is the teacher for generations to come!! Please be wise and listen & never allow this nation to be put in such dire jeopardy again.
She will not be "shut up"

"If you come for me, you better shoot straight..!"

Canada makes retaliatory tariffs official: 'We will not back down'

Source: CNBC

Canada’s foreign minister announced Friday that Ottowa plans to impose about $12.6 billion worth of retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods on July 1.



This story is developing. Please check back for updates.

Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/29/canada-makes-retaliatory-tariffs-official-we-will-not-back-down.html



Canadian tariffs will take place on July 1st, this Sunday

CNBC saying Canada will be placing tariffs of 25% and 10% on two separate tariff lists.

They do so until Trump lifts his steel & aluminum trade measures against Canada.

Minister of foreign affairs Chrystia Freeland saying, "We do this in sorrow not in anger".


Per CNBC statement

New data breach may have exposed personal information of almost every American adult

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/a-new-data-breach-may-have-exposed-personal-information-of-almost-every-american-adult-2018-06-27?mod=ampfoot_mostpop

June 28, 2018

A little-known Florida company may have exposed the personal data of nearly every American adult, according to a new report.


Exactis data leak reportedly contained detailed information on 230 million consumers


Wired reported Wednesday that Exactis, a Palm Coast, Fla.-based marketing and data-aggregation company, had exposed a database containing almost 2 terabytes of data, containing nearly 340 million individual records, on a public server.
That included records of 230 million consumers and 110 million businesses.

While the database apparently does not include credit-card numbers or Social Security numbers, it does include phone numbers, email and postal addresses as well as more than 400 personal characteristics, such as whether a person is a smoker, if they own a dog or cat, their religion and a multitude of personal interests.
Even though no financial information was included, the breadth of personal data could make it possible to profile individuals or help scammers steal identities.




Troia told Wired that he was easily able to access the database on the internet, and in theory, plenty of other people could have too. He said he warned Exactis and the FBI about the vulnerability, and the data is no longer publicly accessible.

On its website, Exactis said it maintained 3.5 billion consumer, business and digital records, including “demographic, geographic, firmographic, lifestyle, interests, CPG, automotive, and behavioral data.” The company said it has data on 218 million individuals and 110 million U.S. households.

There are about 325 million residents in the U.S., with about 244 million adults and 126 million households, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Exactis did not immediately respond when asked to confirm the breach.


While technically not a breach, Facebook Inc. FB, +0.06% said in March that most of its 2 billion users had their personal data “improperly shared” without their permission, including about 87 million profiles that were scraped by Cambridge Analytica.



Exactis 'conveniently' left the window open .

We've seen this 'convenient' data theft before.

😠 A Parlor Game at Rebekah Mercer's Has No Get Out of Jail Free Card

https://twitter.com/WendySiegelman/status/1011594120186486784

https://twitter.com/WendySiegelman/status/1011595434354204681

This family of depraved sadistic power abuse and money addicted psychopaths ...need to be front and center as one if not the biggest threat to democracies around the world... they are pure fkn evil

The last paragraph listing Mercer's “policy wishlist”
"Mass Deportation of Undocumented Immigrants,” the creation of a “Biometrics/Citizens ID,” the use of “Predictive/Algorithmic Policing, etc exposes exactly where they are and where they're headed.


https://twitter.com/GrumpyScot/status/1011607622376656898

THIS WILL PISS YOU OFF
https://gizmodo.com/machine-learning-president-designers-have-no-idea-how-t-1827120746/amp?__twitter_impression=true

When a group of about 40 players first tested out a live game called the Machine Learning President at a private event in San Francisco this February, they were unaware that the game would end up memorialized in the pages of The New Yorker.

But during a ski vacation in March, the Republican mega-donor Rebekah Mercer gathered her friends together to play several rounds of the game, which pits special interest groups, political candidates, and activist organizations against each other in a simulated presidential election, aided by cash and artificial intelligence.

A lawyer for Mercer told The New Yorker that she owned a copy of the Machine Learning President but had not created it and that it did not reflect her family’s views.

It’s not hard to draw comparisons between the rules of the game, with its reliance on big cash and tech capabilities, and the actions of the Mercer-backed Cambridge Analytica during the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
But, as Mercer’s lawyer stated, she had nothing to do with creating the game—in fact, it was conceptualized by one of her vocal critics.

"Brett Horvath and Berit Anderson are the co-founders of Scout AI and the creators of the Machine Learning President."
In 2017, the pair published a scathing critique of Cambridge Analytica, the now-shuttered political consultancy that misused the data of tens of millions of Facebook users and sat at the center of the social network’s largest scandal in years.

“By leveraging automated emotional manipulation alongside swarms of bots, Facebook dark posts, A/B testing, and fake news networks, a company called Cambridge Analytica has activated an invisible machine that preys on the personalities of individual voters to create large shifts in public opinion,” the duo wrote.


That invisible machine—and the lack of preparedness for it in the 2016 election—provided inspiration for the Machine Learning President.


This is what #civility in the face of fascism leads to

<https://twitter.com/FranRN/status/1011443977533509632

https://t.co/YsXcwTKvTq">pic.twitter.com/YsXcwTKvTq</a></p>— Miracle Ache (@Miracle_Ache) <a href="https://twitter.com/Miracle_Ache/status/1011379382038872064

https://t.co/kIf5lZs9HR">https://t.co/kIf5lZs9HR</a></p>— Puesto Loco™ (@PuestoLoco) <a href="https://twitter.com/PuestoLoco/status/1011478523121422337
Trump mocked a disabled man
GOP: So?

He said he grabs "pussy" without consent
GOP: So?

He called countries with primarily non-white citizens shitholes
GOP: So?

Sarah Sanders was asked to leave a restaurant
GOP: OMG, HAVE SOME #CIVILITY !!!
Calls for "#civility" are an effort to silence protesters even as this administration blocks them other forms of access.



Elie Wiesel: “We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”

🍃

From the Twitter Link
https://mobile.twitter.com/Miracle_Ache/status/1011379382038872064

Protest Sign for the Weekend daughters/children

https://twitter.com/KarenSantaFe/status/1011417664911179776

✔Mind Numbing Chart: "Social Media and Influence Companies Related to the Trump Russia Story"

It's not just the USA, this massive organized criminal network is a threat to every democracy in the world if not stopped.

Excellent & Worthy Read ~ by Wendy Seigelman


https://medium.com/@wsiegelman/social-media-and-influence-companies-related-to-the-trump-russia-story-44fc3b5852c0

Social Media and Influence Companies Related to the Trump Russia Story
Chart and highlights of companies reportedly involved with influence campaigns supporting Trump including SCL/Cambridge Analytica, Psy-Group, Black Cube, Data Propria and others.

Note: please share the link to this page instead of a screenshot as the chart may be updated periodically.
Also note that groupings in the chart indicate a common feature such as person or location, but entities within the group are not necessarily connected to each other, and not all entities worked for Trump.


More at Link & the data in her chart is large & looming
Wrap your head around a part of what was festering under the surface while we were all expecting a typical Presidential campaign in 2016

Interesting ongoing dialogue @Wendy Seigelman Twitter
https://mobile.twitter.com/WendySiegelman/status/1011032460044455940

https://twitter.com/WendySiegelman/status/1011032460044455940

Damn! "FBI hands House GOP thousands of documents on Russia probe "

Nunes can't get over there fast enough!
Not sure about this but unless they're heavily redacted, its fkd up.


https://twitter.com/NatashaBertrand/status/1010581251357540352

Twitter Link
https://mobile.twitter.com/NatashaBertrand/status/1010581251357540352

POLITICO Link 6/23/18
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/06/23/fbi-russia-probe-documents-nunes-gowdy-goodlatte-667181
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