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As Thomas blaze grows, firefighters continue the battle: 'This fire is a beast and you're gonna kill it' 13.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The Thomas fire, which has burned through Ventura County for more than a week and entered Santa Barbara County over the weekend, has now scorched 237,500 acres and is 25% contained, fire officials said Wednesday.

The fire, which ignited Dec. 4, grew by 1,500 acres overnight, a Ventura County Fire...

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Voting machine makers explain what they do (and don’t do) to make sure no one hacks the vote 17.11.2017 TechCrunch
 As the House and Senate continue to examine the wave of disinformation around the 2016 presidential election, concerns around the security of voting systems examine something even more germane to the U.S. democratic system. Read ...
WATCH: Samantha Bee's 'Full Frontal' Covers GA's Disturbing State Election Server 'Wipe' 3.11.2017 BradBlog
We have been covering, in some detail of late, the disturbing case of the election server in the state of Georgia being "wiped clean", as AP was first to report, just days after the filing of a lawsuit [PDF] following concerns about the veracity of election results in the highly-contested ...
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Paul Manafort Has Been Indicted, and Donald Trump Is Reacting 30.10.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Campaign chairman Paul Manafort checks the podium before Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during an event at Trump SoHo Hotel, June 22, 2016, in New York City. Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his ex-business partner Rick Gates turned themselves in to federal authorities Monday in relation to the special counsel's investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 election. (Photo: Drew Angerer / Getty Images) Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort was told to surrender to authorities on Monday in connection with special counsel Robert Mueller III's ongoing investigation into the Russia scandal. Manafort and his former business associate Rick Gates were informed that the Mueller probe was going to press charges against them,  according to The New York Times . By Monday morning, Manafort was seen  leaving his Alexandria, Va.  at 7:38 aM in the passenger seat of a Toyota Sequoia. The news of the charges against Manafort occurred days after one of the White ...
'Clear and Present Danger': 'BradCast' 10/27/2017 28.10.2017 BradBlog
On today's BradCast: Who ordered the state of Georgia's election server to be completely destroyed amidst a federal lawsuit filed in July? And working to mitigate the "clear and present danger" President Donald J. Trump poses to the nation and the world. [Audio link follows below.] First up today, a number ...
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GA's Election Server 'Wiped Clean' Amid Lawsuit After June U.S. House Special Election in GA-06: 'BradCast' 10/26/2017 27.10.2017 BradBlog
On today's BradCast: It often feels like we're fighting to save whatever little is left of representative American democracy. Today is certainly one of those days. [Audio link to full show follows below.] First up today, Associated Press reports that the computer server at Kennesaw State University's Center for Elections in ...
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In Spain, police suspect the seed for recent Islamic State attacks was planted years ago 29.9.2017 L.A. Times - World News

Five times a day, a caretaker in a white knit prayer cap rolls a corrugated metal door over the side of the Al Furkan mosque in the Spanish village of Vilanova i la Geltru.

The metal muffles the muezzin’s call to prayer so that it can’t be heard across a scruffy industrial park and beyond, to beach...

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Why Do Georgia Election Officials Insist on 100% Unverifiable Elections? 14.7.2017 BradBlog
"I worry that what we have here in Georgia is the Titanic Effect," Georgia Tech Computer Scientist Richard DeMillo observed, regarding the myriad security issues revealed during the course of last month's U.S. House Special Election in Georgia's 6th Congressional District. "Georgia officials are convinced the state's election system cannot be ...
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What Will It Take for Americans to Understand the Basics of Election Integrity? 26.6.2017 BradBlog
There are several basic election integrity truths that have escaped the attention of most Americans, even as they confront the scope of alleged Russian cyber intrusions into America's disparately run, local elections systems. [Despite repeated assurances from U.S. officials that hackers didn't go so far as to alter vote ...
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GA's Unverifiable E-Vote System Passwords, Voter Database, More, Found on Unsecured Server: 'BradCast' 6/19/2017 20.6.2017 BradBlog
On today's BradCast, another blockbuster report confirms vulnerabilities in our nation's voting systems that I've been trying to warn about for more than a decade, and several other stories not receiving the dire attention merited this week. [Audio link to complete show is posted below.] In advance of Tuesday's highly contested ...
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Third river fatality this year at Sequoia National Park 18.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A 26-year-old woman has died after falling into a creek in Sequoia National Park, the third drowning in the park this year, authorities said Sunday.

The incident occurred Saturday evening when the woman fell into Silliman Creek near the Twin Lakes Trail and was subsequently swept downstream, according...

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Diebold Election Whistleblower Stephen Heller on NSA Election Whistleblower Reality Winner: 'BradCast' 6/12/2017 13.6.2017 BradBlog
On today's BradCast, things are not going well in the judicial system for Donald Trump. And, an election-related whistleblower joins us to offer insight into the undoubtedly agonizing decision of another election-related whistleblower who was arrested just last week. [Audio link to show follows below.] The week is not starting off ...
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Thief steals car with toddler inside after mother runs back into home to retrieve item 26.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A mother and her 2-year-old son were reunited Thursday after a man stole a car with the toddler inside.

The mother had been preparing to leave when she realized she left an item in her apartment. She dashed back inside, leaving the keys in the car along with her son, said Anaheim police Sgt. Daron...

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100% Unverifiable Diebold Touchscreens Save the Day for GOP in GA06!: 'BradCast' 4/19/2017 20.4.2017 BradBlog
On today's BradCast, not that we enjoy saying "we told ya so," but, yeah, another election result goes south on 100% unverifiable Diebold touch-screen systems in a key election for Democrats, as we've been warning for weeks (years, really). And, yes, the disgraced Bill O'Reilly has finally been fired by ...
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About that 'Hack' of Georgia's U.S. House Special Election: 'BradCast' 4/4/2017 5.4.2017 BradBlog
On today's BradCast, a story out of Georgia serves as a jarring reminder that we'd better not wait until 2018 to be concerned about the integrity and public oversight of our electronically tabulated elections. Also, the political blame game is underway regarding the Republicans' planned use of the "nuclear option" ...
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Amid the storm, Devin Nunes' two worlds render vastly different judgments of him 3.4.2017 LA Times: Nation
Amid the storm, Devin Nunes' two worlds render vastly different judgments of him By Cathleen Decker April 3, 2017 | Reporting from Tulare, Calif. Devin Nunes (R-Tulare) gives reporters an update about the ongoing Russia investigation. (J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press) At home, Devin Nunes...
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What all those dead trees mean for the Sierra Nevada 28.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The ponderosa pine had taken root decades before the Revolutionary War, making a stately stand on this western Sierra Nevada slope for some 300 years, Nate Stephenson figures. 

Then came the beetle blitzkrieg. Now the tree is a dab in the gray and rusty death stain smeared across the mountain range.

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How a former Clinton aide is rewriting Silicon Valley’s political playbook 28.1.2017 Washington Post
How a former Clinton aide is rewriting Silicon Valley’s political playbook
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Cheers and Jeers: Thursday 12.1.2017 Daily Kos
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Confused About All This Russia Business? The animators at TomoNews break it down. Youuuuuu...might want to wear raingear: x YouTube Video By the way, I watched Trump’s presser yesterday morning with the sound turned off because Kellyanne Conway told me to focus not on his words but what's in his heart. And guess what? Even on mute he’s still an asshole. Cheers and Jeers starts below the fold... [Swoosh!!] RIGHTNOW! ...
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Truck plows into crowd at Berlin Christmas market, killing 9 20.12.2016 The Hill
Police have arrested a man suspected of driving a truck into a crowd of people in Berlin Monday evening.Police said it's unclear if the suspect was the driver of the truck, which plowed into a crowd of people outsi...
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