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Fri, Jul 22 2016

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Trump & Putin. Yes, It's Really a Thing

talkingpointsmemo.com – Jul 23, 7:38 AM – Let me start by saying I'm no Russia hawk. I have long been skeptical of US efforts to extend security guarantees to countries within what the Russians consider their 'near abroad' or extend such guarantees or police Russian interactions with new…
Kevin Thau RT @joshtpm: It's not just a bromace, Trumps financial empire is strapped for cash & most of the new investment comes from Russia t.co/hh3PaCcG7s
davegehring Trump & Putin. Yes, It's Really a Thing t.co/E0knGMBRCB via @nuzzel thanks @MichaelWolffNYC
Loren Brichter RT @joshtpm: It's not just a bromace, Trumps financial empire is strapped for cash & most of the new investment comes from Russia t.co/hh3PaCcG7s
Karen Wickre RT @davewiner: There is a lot of Russian money flowing into Trump's coffers. t.co/oPwjvOOSKw
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Donald Trump is a unique threat to American democracy

washingtonpost.com – Jul 22 – DONALD J. TRUMP, until now a Republican problem, this week became a challenge the nation must confront and overcome. The real estate tycoon is uniquely unqualified to serve as president, in experience and temperament. He is mounting a campaign of…
Steve Jang RT @jonronson: A pretty landmark Washington Post editorial t.co/QDAzZoVM93
M.G. Siegler RT @jonronson: A pretty landmark Washington Post editorial t.co/QDAzZoVM93
davegehring Donald Trump is a unique threat to American democracy t.co/bi3umJa5RA via @nuzzel thanks @jackshafer
Mircea Pașoi RT @MartynMcL: Unprecedented decision by the @washingtonpost editorial board, and entirely welcome. t.co/dIWZV1pJ3r t.co/SkE7GQnb8t
Nick Denton RT @brainpicker: Wow.@washingtonpost's unprecedented Editorial Board take on Trump is the finest,sharpest thing written this election t.co/JHIyE5hQ7l
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New Media Guru Clay Shirky Drops 'Stop Trump' Tweetstorm On White Liberals

talkingpointsmemo.com – Jul 22, 9:50 AM – 'Believe this: Trump could win,' Shirky tweeted. 'We can help stop him, but that means giving up on a lot of comfortable illusions.' I want to say something to my liberal white friends: Trump talked a lot of shit last night, but not one word of 'I…
Steve Jang This rings true on all points. Do you agree? t.co/yA4BITJJQz
Ryan Sarver V poignant posts from @cshirky. Don't get complacent "Clay Shirky Drops 'Stop Trump' Tweetstorm On White Liberals" t.co/SEQJJ7YS0O
Dylan Tweney RT @ramez: Trump could win, if we don't fight. Trump represents the real rage of millions. Read this whole thing by @cshirky t.co/syViyRNq71
Elizabeth Spiers RT @davemcclure: New Media Guru @cShirky Drops #StopTrump Tweetstorm On White Liberals t.co/ccWqgTKxGt via @nuzzel
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Why I chose Tim Kaine

Medium – Hillary Clinton – Jul 22, 5:53 PM – I'm thrilled to share this news: I've chosen Tim Kaine as my running mate. Tim is a lifelong fighter for progressive causes and one of the most qualified vice presidential candidates in our nation's history. But his credentials alone aren't why I…
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Trump: Tribune Of Poor White People

theamericanconservative.com – Rod Dreher – Jul 22, 10:58 AM – I wrote last week about the new nonfiction book Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and a Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance, the Yale Law School graduate who grew up in the poverty and chaos of an Appalachian clan. The book is an American classic…
Matthew Yglesias I hear this claim frequently, but I just watched a national political convention dedicated to white racial panic. t.co/3vEjY40SFI
Kim-Mai Cutler RT @pmarca: "If you're an elite white, working class whites are an easy target: you don't feel guilty for being a racist." t.co/9hVkTUvDho
Michael J. Wolf RT @pmarca: "If you're an elite white, working class whites are an easy target: you don't feel guilty for being a racist." t.co/9hVkTUvDho
Marc Andreessen "His book does for poor white people what Ta-Nehisi Coates's book did for poor black people." t.co/9hVkTUvDho
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Verizon and Yahoo set to announce exclusive $5 billion deal, as other bidders drop out

recode.net – Kara Swisher – Jul 23, 3:34 PM – Verizon and Yahoo are set to announce that they are striking an acquisition deal, according to sources close to the situation. The news is expected by Monday, although that could come earlier or later. But Yahoo has told other bidders this…
Rafat Ali Verizon paying couple of billion more than it should have, but if anyone can wring value out of Yahoo, VZ can. t.co/imJyt3mMCE
Jeff Weiner End of an era, but hopefully not end of an internet icon. Hope it works out. Yahoo meant a lot to me & many others t.co/jZaBLrvk4l
Lou RT @Recode: Verizon and Yahoo set to announce exclusive $5 billion deal, as other bidders drop out t.co/rrlAyTsQ67
Alex Leo Verizon and Yahoo are set to announce an exclusive $5 billion deal (as early as Monday) t.co/1xjKkqkVAY
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'Guccifer 2.0' Is Likely a Russian Government Attempt To Cover Up Their Own Hack

motherboard.vice.com – Written by Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai – Jun 16, 10:35 AM – On Wednesday, a hacker calling themselves “Guccifer 2.0” claimed responsibility for hacking into the servers of the Democratic Party and stealing “thousands” of documents, including oppo research into Donald Trump. The…
Matthew Ocko We can now see Putin's troll army systematically attacking US citizens who share evidence of Trump as Putin puppet t.co/JFXr8UE4mI
Taariq Lewis RT @SwiftOnSecurity: Periodic reminder #DNCleak was hacked by the Russian government to influence the American election. t.co/6TeALuTvqM
Navin Kumar RT @SwiftOnSecurity: Periodic reminder #DNCleak was hacked by the Russian government to influence the American election. t.co/6TeALuTvqM
Patrick LaForge NYT RT @SwiftOnSecurity: Periodic reminder #DNCleak was hacked by the Russian government to influence the American election. t.co/6TeALuTvqM
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Clay Shirky, on avoiding complacency this election season (with tweets) · davechensky

Storify – Jul 22 – I want to say something to my liberal white friends: Trump talked a lot of shit last night, but not one word of 'I am your voice!' was a lie Trump IS the voice of angry whites. He wasn't on stage because he has unusual views. He was on stage…
Luke Kanies Fully gets it, and explains why trump is doing well t.co/xu5WD84HBd
Tracie Powell RT @davechensky: Absolutely essential thread by @cshirky this morning. I Storify'ed it here t.co/E2kJGRUMiT
Mike Butcher MBE RT @davechensky: Absolutely essential thread by @cshirky this morning. I Storify'ed it here t.co/E2kJGRUMiT
howardlindzon Clay Shirky, on avoiding complacency this election season t.co/jMFUFRViGW I'm with Clay ...never believed I'm so political :)
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One immigrant's path from cleaning houses to Stanford professor

money.cnn.com – Octavio Blanco – Jul 21 – Fei-Fei Li arrived in the U.S. from China at age 16 with many big dreams. And it took many odd jobs to help her achieve them. Luckily, she was smart -- and extremely driven. And today, she's the director of Stanford University's artificial…
jamie mcgurk RT @anuhariharan: What an inspiring story - @drfeifei - One immigrant's path from cleaning houses to Stanford professor wow t.co/UKOYcFxnEU
Balaji S. Srinivasan RT @mdcranney: One immigrant's path from cleaning houses to Stanford professor July 22 - CNNMoney t.co/lLeOkHetLJ
Sonal Chokshi RT @withfries2: @drfeifei's inspiring American journey from not speaking English at age 16 to running the Stanford AI Lab t.co/bgM9lnfeqQ
Chris Dixon RT @withfries2: @drfeifei's inspiring American journey from not speaking English at age 16 to running the Stanford AI Lab t.co/bgM9lnfeqQ
Marc Andreessen RT @mdcranney: One immigrant's path from cleaning houses to Stanford professor July 22 - CNNMoney t.co/lLeOkHetLJ
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I'm With The Banned - Welcome to the Scream Room

Medium – Laurie Penny – Jul 21, 11:38 AM – The car pulls up outside a dinner being held by Fox News, and two giant, besuited security guards get in on either side of me. They are the single most massive individuals I have ever met. He slides into the front seat, all bleach and bling and…
Andrew Crow If you read one thing today, make it this. 'I'm With The Banned' by @PennyRed t.co/CkqpVILCEw
Neil Kandalgaonkar RT @marcmaron: Army of Unfuckable Hate Nerds explained pointedly by @PennyRed! t.co/JzOpiZtWmH #AUHN
Lane Becker 'I'm a radical queer feminist writer burdened with actual principles. He thinks I'm funny & invites me to parties.' t.co/SGQ8zGbGCF
Jemima Kiss Readthispiece. Readthispiece. Readthispiece. t.co/aQAMnMUFQ6
Robert J. Berger they channel their own narcissism to give voice to the wordless formless rage of people neoliberalism left behind t.co/ikRDO6nHea