Tuesday 16th of August 2022

an imperial perversion .....

Sinking deeper

These two items will raise no ire, and quickly exit stage left.

From Diebold in Florida: "I Saw It Hacked" (by Susan Pynchon):

... So, TJ became convinced that it was all right to upload the memory card, which he did. And there, on the central tabulator screen, appeared the altered results: Seven "Yes" votes and one "No" vote, with absolutely no evidence that anything had been altered. It was a powerful moment and, I will admit, it had the unexpected result for me personally of causing me to break down and cry. Why did I cry? It was the last thing I thought I would do, but it happened for so many reasons. I cried because it was so clear that Diebold had been lying. I cried because there was proof, before my very eyes, that these machines were every bit as bad as we all had feared. I cried because we have been so unjustly attacked as "conspiracy theorists" and "technophobes" when Diebold knew full well that its voting system could alter election results. More than that, that Diebold planned to have a voting system that could alter results. And I cried because it suddenly hit me, like a Mack truck, that this was proof positive that our democracy is and has been, as we have all feared, truly at the mercy of unscrupulous vendors who are producing electronic voting machines that can change election results without detection. ...

 

From Army Interrogator Reprimanded in Iraqi's Death

... After Mowhoush's capture in November 2003, Welshofer shoved him into a sleeping bag, wrapped him in a cord and straddled him in a last-ditch effort to get him to talk. The general stopped breathing during the session. ...

 

Ted Rall (23) defines the problem.

From The Gulliberal Problem  by Ernest Partridge:

... In a perversion of our democracy, private citizens and citizen organizations have had to take up the burden of proving that their franchise is corrupt. This is not how it should be in a healthy democracy. It should not be the obligation of the citizen to secure his or her vote; instead, that citizen should have a right to a secure ballot -- a right guaranteed by that citizen’s government, and enforced by the rule of law. Thanks to the Busheviks and the GOP establishment, we do not have this right, and so we must seize it back from the privatized “election industry.” ...

 

iRepress .....

The new animation "iRepress" has just been posted!


-Mark Fiore

wrong number .....

‘AT&T has been named a defendant in a class action lawsuit that claims the telecommunications company illegally cooperated with the National Security Agency's secret eavesdropping program.  

 

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in San Francisco's federal district court, charges that AT&T has opened its telecommunications facilities up to the NSA and continues to "to assist the government in its secret surveillance of millions of ordinary Americans."’  

 

AT&T Sued Over NSA Spy Program

 

 

me the people .....

"Me
The People"
 

- Mark Fiore