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ANOTHER DEMOCRAT ELECTION SCAM?

The Democrats are doing everything in their power to delay, discontinue, and discredit any findings in an independent election audit…

Fulton

 

Department Of State Decertifies Fulton County’s Voting System

Harrisburg, PA – Acting Secretary of State Veronica W. Degraffenreid has informed the Fulton County Board of Elections that she has decertified the county's voting system for future elections because it was subjected to a post-election review by a third party in violation of Pennsylvania's Election Code.

[OSC: This is little more than financial coercion – politicians must use auditors that agree with those who are running the elections or face media-exploitable additional taxpayer expense to replace the “audited” equipment.]

"I have a statutory obligation to examine, evaluate and certify electronic voting systems," Secretary Degraffenreid said in a July 20, 2021, letter to the county. "These reviews include verifying that the voting system conforms to federal and state law and any regulations or standards regarding confidentiality, security, accuracy, safety, reliability, usability, accessibility, durability, resiliency, and auditability."

[OCS: By her own words, Degraffenreid has acknowledged and highlighted either her incompetence or dereliction of duty. If she is unable to verify that the voting system “conforms to federal and state law and any regulations or standards regarding confidentiality, security, accuracy, safety, reliability, usability, accessibility, durability, resiliency, and auditability” before each election, she has not performed her sworn duties.

What makes it necessary to re-certify the equipment and software is a well-known fact: operating systems, anti-virus software, and election software are all updated periodically, and thus a certified system needs to be recertified before use in an election. This includes hardware replacement, repairs, or upgrades.

Outsourcing these system updates and recertification to a vendor is unacceptable. Those managing the election must be able to independently certify their systems and procedures.]

Earlier this year, Fulton County officials allowed Wake TSI, a company with no knowledge or expertise in election technology, to access certain key components of its certified system, including the county's election database, results files, and Windows systems logs. The county officials also allowed the company to use a system imaging tool to take complete hard drive images of these computers and other digital equipment.

[OCS: Do you see the problem? If these election officials were concerned about actions performed by the auditors, it was their duty to copy the files and then make those “certified” copies available to the auditors. Election officials should have monitored every phase of the audit.

Moreover, the county’s election database, results files, and Windows logs have nothing to do with upcoming elections and should not be present for the next election.]

"These actions were taken in a manner that was not transparent," the Secretary said in her letter. "As a result of the access granted to Wake TSI, Fulton County's certified system has been compromised and neither Fulton County, the vendor, Dominion Voting Systems, nor the Department of State can verify that the impacted components of Fulton County's leased voting system are safe to use in future elections."

[OCS: Three points:

(1)  Transparency – Again, if these election officials were concerned about actions performed by the auditors, it was their duty to copy the files and then make those “certified” copies available to the auditors. Election officials should have monitored every phase of the audit.

(2)  Dominion Voting Systems – best practices would be for Dominion to supply a single certified disk with hash signatures to the election officials for testing and certification. This doubly certified disk would then be replicated and loaded to each of the voting machines used, preferably manually, without using a network. At any point the hash signatures could be re-verified, or the disk could be compared with a bit-for-bit image of the reference disk. The same applies to reference hardware.

The degree to which Dominion Systems provided election assistance and hands-on equipment operation appear to be problematic.

(3)  Since these systems are leased and the property of a third party, it is mandatory for the Secretary of State and the elections board to independently certify both hardware and software and control the election process. Because of the allegations of election defects and the participation of Dominion in the election process, the need for independent review capabilities should be mandatory.]

The third-party access to Fulton County's voting system undermined the chain of custody requirements and strict access limitations necessary to prevent both intentional and inadvertent tampering with electronic voting systems. The unauthorized access prevents the vendor from affirming that the system continues to meet state and federal certification standards.

[OCS: There are numerous unanswered questions about the chain of custody of the hardware, software, patches and updates, removable media, and pre-election and post-election ballot handling. The hardware and software chain of custody appears to have been violated before the audit.

Additionally, if Dominion cannot recertify their own hardware and software – and present it to election officials for their independent recertification, Dominion should be disqualified as a vendor.]

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Wake Technologies…

Election Assessment in Pennsylvania County Uncovers Five ‘Issues of Note’

Wake Technology Services Inc. (Wake TSI), a Pennsylvania-based firm, conducted the assessment in Fulton County. Workers visited the county’s offices late last year and about a month later, on Feb. 9.

Wake TSI personnel did not conduct a technology forensic audit of the operating system or election management system (EMS) but did review some system file dates, log files, ballot images, and other files.

Wake TSI said in its report summary that it found that the election “was well run, was conducted in a diligent and effective manner and followed the directions of Pennsylvania.” No anomalies were reported during the election process and expectations were that the assessment would not show any indications of fraud, error, interference, or misconduct.

However, Wake TSI said it found five “issues of note,” including that Dominion failed to meet the commonwealth’s certification standards; that the election management system had Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools installed, despite the software not being part of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission’s certified configuration; and that changes were made to the management system just three weeks prior to the election.

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Bottom line… 
 
If anything should be replaced, it is the corrupt and incompetent election officials.

(1)  Shouldn’t the responsibility to demonstrate the integrity of an election and the correctness of its tallies lie with those government officials who managed the election?

(2)  If a third-party audit would demonstrate the integrity of an election, that an election was run honestly and efficiently, allowing, of course, for minor localized glitches encountered in any large undertaking, why do we find that the government officials who ran the election resisting any audit attempts where they do not fully and completely control the audit?

(3)  What is the appropriate method to handle legitimate “evidence” advanced as allegations by citizen-voters who have provided sworn, under penalty of perjury, declarations, and affidavits detailing their direct observations?

(4)  Shouldn’t the duty of election officials include acceptably answering credible allegations advanced as declarations and affidavits in a transparent manner?

(5)  If election equipment is required to be examined, documented, and certified before an election, why are election officials refusing to use election equipment that has been examined by third parties using documented forensic methods that do not alter or modify the hardware or software in any manner? They need to recertify and recalibrate the equipment before the next election anyway. 

It is a bitch that we can no longer trust our government in this hyper-political age. Or, I might have suggested that an independent election audit department be created in the GAO (Government Accountability Office) but certainly not in the corrupt FBI or DOJ which can’t be trusted to investigate and prosecute criminal activities involving the Democrats or its member politicians.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


HOUSE DEMOCRATS DO NOT WANT YOU TO KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT COVID-19


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When a credible scientific hypothesis is labeled a conspiracy theory, you know someone is playing politics…

There was a time when anybody suggesting that the origins of the virus underlying the global COVID-19 pandemic might lie in the militarized research performed in an unsafe Level-4 laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology was branded by the Democrats and their mainstream media propagandists as a conspiracy theorist.

We were assured by prominent scientists, many with undisclosed conflicts of interest, that the most likely origin of the virus was a bat and then passed on to humans through an unknown transfer mechanism.

In February, 2020, 27 public health experts co-authored a Correspondence in The Lancet (“Statement in support of the scientists, public health professionals, and medical professionals of China combatting COVID-19”), supporting health professionals and physicians in China during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this letter, the authors declared no competing interests.

The rapid, open, and transparent sharing of data on this outbreak is now being threatened by rumours and misinformation around its origins. We stand together to strongly condemn conspiracy theories suggesting that COVID-19 does not have a natural origin. Scientists from multiple countries have published and analysed genomes of the causative agent, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), and they overwhelmingly conclude that this coronavirus originated in wildlife, as have so many other emerging pathogens. This is further supported by a letter from the presidents of the US National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine and by the scientific communities they represent. Conspiracy theories do nothing but create fear, rumours, and prejudice that jeopardise our global collaboration in the fight against this virus. We support the call from the Director-General of WHO to promote scientific evidence and unity over misinformation and conjecture.  <Source>

In February last year, the lab leak concept was refuted as a conspiracy theory in a letter signed by 27 experts, including Daszak, and it was published in The Lancet. The letter praised China's early response to the Covid-19 outbreak, calling it "remarkable". According to some emails obtained by the US Right to Know, a nonprofit group, Daszak, arranged The Lancet statement condemning the lab-leak hypothesis and sought notable scientists to sign on to it.

Peter Daszak, an American scientist who spent his whole career discovering dangerous viruses in wildlife as well as in bats and collaborated with the controversial Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), has been removed from the investigation of the Covid-19 origins team that is being conducted by a panel under the aegis of The Lancet journal.

Daszak, who was a key member of the World Health Organization's (WHO) Covid-19 investigation team, had a long working relationship with the now-popular Chinese virologist Shi Zhengli—also known as China's "bat woman". He dismissed the lab leak theory and said that he did not see evidence of a Chinese cover-up, which is another controversial issue according to experts. <Source>

Over time and after virus sequencing and documentation, no virus reservoir could be found in any animal, and certain scientists were quietly discussing the appearance of a unique genetic sequence that is not found in nature but is introduced through the laboratory manipulation of viruses in a process known as "gain of function" research.

We also know that the World Health Organization (WHO) leadership has a cozy relationship with the Communist Chinese Party and that the so-called "independent" WHO report presented to the world was little more than a rewriting of a Communist Chinese narrative. After being humiliated on the world stage, WHO proposed a closer review, including an audit of the Wuhan Institute of Virology laboratories. A proposal that the Communist Chinese roundly rejected.

Congressional roadblock…

Senate Bill S.1348, known as the COVID–19 Origin Act of 2021, requires the Director of National Intelligence to declassify information relating to the origin of COVID-19 and for other purposes. The Senate unanimously passed the bill on May 26, 2021.

When presented to the House of Representatives for their consideration, the House Democrats blocked this critical legislation in a 216-207 vote.

Bottom line…

Once again, you need to ask yourself why the Biden Administration and the House Democrats continue to protect the Communist Chinese Party?

Could it be that President Biden and his family are owned by the Communist Chinese Party through their business dealings and honeypots?

Could it be that members of Congress are also heavily invested in China?

An Intel Committee Congressman Who Pushed The Russia Collusion Hoax Is Invested In Chinese Communist Party-Led Companies.

The eight-term Member of the House of Representatives is a member of the Permanent Sub Committee on Intelligence, and the Committee on Energy and Commerce. He also sits on the Defense Intelligence and Warfighter Support subcommittee. Despite holding these critical national security positions, Rep. Welch (D-VT) has purchased shares in companies owned by America’s most dangerous adversary: the Chinese Communist Party. <Source>

What about Diane Feinstein (D-CA), the former Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, who employed a Chinese spy for nearly 20 years and then allowed him to retire rather than face prosecution and prison? <Source>. Or Eric Swalwell (D-CA), member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, who appears to have been compromised by a  female Chinese spy? <Source>

What we need are more co-sponsors and fewer Democrat co-conspirators.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


PELOSI IS AFRAID OF JIM JORDAN AND THE TRUTH ABOUT A POSSIBLE DEMOCRAT-STAGED "INSURRECTION"

I find it supremely ironic that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would have the unmitigated gall to appoint a nakedly hyper-partisan liar and leaker like Adam Schiff (D-CA) and then reject the participation of Representative Jim Jordan on the proposed January 6th Commission, which promises to be another Schiff-show.

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Pelosi rejects Jim Jordan…

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Pelosi Statement on Republican Recommendations to Serve on the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol

“The violent domestic attack on Congress on January 6th was the worst assault on the Capitol since the War of 1812 and the worst domestic assault on American Democracy since the Civil War.” 

[OCS: Unbelievably outrageous hyperbole as Pelosi characterizes a “mostly peaceful” protest as “the worst domestic assault on American Democracy since the Civil War.” ]

We are facing a radically new threat in the kinds of forces that combined to attack our government on January 6th.  The future of our democracy is on the line.  This assault was an attempt to overthrow the government.”

[OCS: More outrageous hyperbole. But we are facing a radical new threat – the tyrannical abuse of power by a communist-driven party that has the thinnest of majorities.

Perhaps Pelosi is unaware that we live in a republic instead of a democracy where 51% of a majority mob can erase the rights of the remaining 49% – without checks and balances such as an honest judiciary to check majority power plays.

It is impossible to believe that this “assault” by lookie-loos seeking selfies and souvenirs was a credible attempt to overthrow the government.]

“We need a comprehensive investigation as to who organized this attack, who paid for it, how they nearly succeeded in overthrowing a presidential election, why they did it and how we must organize ourselves to prevent anything like it from ever happening again.”

[OCS: But nothing said about the behavior of the political leadership and their participation in fomenting the attack. Especially the roles of the FBI and others who may have instigated or aided and abetted the Capitol incursion.]

“Monday evening, the Minority Leader recommended 5 Members to serve on the Select Committee.  I have spoken with him this morning about the objections raised about Representatives Jim Banks and Jim Jordan and the impact their appointments may have on the integrity of the investigation.  I also informed him that I was prepared to appoint Representatives Rodney Davis, Kelly Armstrong and Troy Nehls, and requested that he recommend two other Members.

With respect for the integrity of the investigation, with an insistence on the truth and with concern about statements made and actions taken by these Members, I must reject the recommendations of Representatives Banks and Jordan to the Select Committee.

[OCS: The Democrats are afraid, very afraid, of the articulate, knowledgeable Jim Jordan who speaks his mind and cannot be bullied by majority members or the media.]

The unprecedented nature of January 6th demands this unprecedented decision.”

[OCS: Unbelievable! Not one word about a known liar, leaker, and perjurer like Adam Schiff? Or the hyper-partisan and past outrageous behavior of Jamie Raskin, Bennie Thompson, and Zoe Lofgren.]

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The dishonest Democrat line-up…

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Pelosi Names Members to Select Committee to Investigate January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol

“January 6th was one of the darkest days in our nation’s history, with five people killed, 140 members of law enforcement physically harmed and countless more seriously traumatized,” said Speaker Nancy Pelosi. 

[OCS: Starting with disinformation is a Democrat Party given. An honest fact-checker might note that only one person, Ashli Babbitt, was killed – and that was at the hands of a Capitol Police Officer who Nancy Pelosi is protecting. The facts surrounding the case appear to be as egregious as the worst case of police negligence and abuse of force under the color of authority. And yet, Pelosi continues to hide the facts from the American public.

Almost as egregious is the lie that Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick was killed by rioters who used a fire extinguisher to beat him to death. A demonstrable lie since Sicknick had no indication of being subject to blunt-force trauma when the police authorities immediately recovered his body. However, this lie was repeated in the Trump impeachment proceedings memo.

“The insurrectionists killed a Capitol Police officer by striking him in the head with a fire extinguisher,” the House memo says, citing a story in the New York Times: “A Capitol Police officer dies from injuries sustained during the pro-Trump rampage.”

One might question the wisdom of using uncorroborated media stories as evidence of wrongdoing in a legal document. As for being insurrectionists, the “mostly peaceful protesters” had neither the force of arms nor any coordinated plan to take over the government.

Moreover, the five who died on January 6, 2021, appeared to have died from natural causes, possibly related to physical exertion or the stress of the moment. Nothing nefarious occurred.]

“It is clear that January 6th was not simply an attack on a building, but an attack on our very democracy: an attack on the peaceful transfer of power.  It is imperative that we find the truth of that day and ensure that such an assault on our Capitol and Democracy cannot ever again happen.”

[OCS: American citizens should be more concerned with the fact that the government has refused to release all exculpatory evidence like complete video, as required by law, to the attorneys defending the protester. Even worse, treating these protesters worse than murderers awaiting trial by keeping them in abhorrent conditions, including solitary confinement, while trying to coerce media-exploitable plea bargains.]

“It had been our hope to establish a bipartisan, independent National Commission, but there is no prospect for that Commission at this time,” continued Speaker Pelosi.

[OCS: The proceedings might be classified as “bipartisan and independent” if Nancy Pelosi accepts the minority’s choice of participants without objection. However, given the hyper-partisan and unsavory nature of at least four of the selected Democrat participants, this will not be an honest inquiry or an honest reporting of the events.]

“Yesterday, the House established the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol.”

“Today, I am proud to name Members who will patriotically honor our oath and our responsibility to the American people: to seek the truth.”

The Members of the Committee are:

  • Chair Bennie Thompson: Chair of Homeland Security Committee
  • Chair Zoe Lofgren: Chair of Committee on House Administration
  • Chair Adam Schiff: Chair of House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
  • Rep. Pete Aguilar, House Administration and Appropriations Committees
  • Rep. Liz Cheney, Armed Services Committee
  • Rep. Stephanie Murphy, Armed Services Committee
  • Rep. Jamie Raskin, Oversight and Judiciary Committees
  • Rep. Elaine Luria, Navy veteran, Armed Services and Homeland Security Committees

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With today's radical progressive communist democrats, anything is possible...

The FBI Foiled the Kidnapping Plot Targeting Gov. Whitmer That Was Hatched by...FBI Informants?

The government has documented at least 12 confidential informants who assisted the sprawling investigation. The trove of evidence they helped gather provides an unprecedented view into American extremism, laying out in often stunning detail the ways that anti-government groups network with each other and, in some cases, discuss violent actions.

An examination of the case by BuzzFeed News also reveals that some of those informants, acting under the direction of the FBI, played a far larger role than has previously been reported. Working in secret, they did more than just passively observe and report on the actions of the suspects. Instead, they had a hand in nearly every aspect of the alleged plot, starting with its inception. The extent of their involvement raises questions as to whether there would have even been a conspiracy without them.

A longtime government informant from Wisconsin, for example, helped organize a series of meetings around the country where many of the alleged plotters first met one another and the earliest notions of a plan took root, some of those people say. The Wisconsin informant even paid for some hotel rooms and food as an incentive to get people to come.

Look, the FBI has yet to recover from their involvement in the politically motivated Russian collusion hoax. It was a fake news plot to keep the Trump administration hamstrung. They spied on the Trump campaign. They falsified FISA documents to obtain illegal spy warrants on Carter Page, a former Trump campaign official. The deep state shenanigans have forever blackened the name of our nation’s preeminent law enforcement and domestic intelligence agency.  <Source>

The FBI's Involvement in Michigan Kidnapping Plot Raises Questions About January 6

The FBI's significant involvement in the Whitmer case is raising serious questions about what role the politicized bureau played in the January 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol. This is especially pressing given the law enforcement agency still hasn't caught the suspects who placed pipe bombs, which was caught on video, at the RNC and DNC headquarters the night before. Hundreds of other arrests have been made. A number of individuals arrested and charged for breaching the Capitol did not vote in the 2020 presidential election. <Source>

Was January 6th a false-flag government operation? Another Waco or Ruby Ridge?

Bottom line…

Pelosi’s truth is just another progressive communist democrat pipe-dream conjured up by an old, power-mad, corrupt, and bat-shit crazy useful idiot. If there is any danger to our republic, it comes from the Democrat Party.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


CORONAVIRUS -- WHO CAN YOU TRUST?

Forget the scaremongering to advance a toxic political agenda…

TRUST

White House Democrats?

Mainstream media?

Cable media?

Bloggers?

Social media?

Famous medical institutions?

Medical journals?

Fauci?

Democrat medical experts?

GOP medical experts?

MEDICARE-TRUTH

Two doses of Pfizer, AstraZeneca shots effective against Delta variant, study finds

 

LONDON, July 21 (Reuters) - Two doses of Pfizer or AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine are nearly as effective against the highly transmissible Delta coronavirus variant as they are against the previously dominant Alpha variant, a study published on Wednesday showed.

Officials say vaccines are highly effective against the Delta variant, now the dominant variant worldwide, though the study reiterated that one shot of the vaccines is not enough for high protection.

The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, confirms headline findings given by Public Health England in May about the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines made by Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca, based on real-world data.

Wednesday's study found that two doses of Pfizer's shot was 88% effective at preventing symptomatic disease from the Delta variant, compared to 93.7% against the Alpha variant, broadly the same as previously reported.

Two shots of AstraZeneca vaccine were 67% effective against the Delta variant, up from 60% originally reported, and 74.5% effective against the Alpha variant, compared to an original estimate of 66% effectiveness. <Source>

The correct answer…

NONE OF THE ABOVE!

Only your physician knows your physical condition, including any underlying chronic conditions, co-morbidities, current medications, and medical history. A few additional lifestyle questions may round out the picture.

LEAVE-CA

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


INSPECTOR GENERAL PROGRAM IS A POLITICAL SCAM ON THE AMERICAN PUBLIC

It appears that the American public has been sold a bill of goods when it comes to the usefulness of an Inspector General program within government agencies…

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Another IG Report – more low-level distraction and deflection?

One might ask if the current report on misconduct by a then-senior FBI media official, Michael Kortan, for having numerous unauthorized contacts with the media and for accepting unauthorized gifts from members of the media, is simply another in a line of worthless media distractions meant to distract the public’s attention from more serious matters – like a fifth column attack to destroy America from within?

According to the Office of the Inspector General, the FBI official retired before he could be interviewed, and IG is not authorized by law to compel testimony. How effin convenient!

The Senior FBI Official retired from the FBI before being contacted by the OIG for an interview. When later contacted by the OIG for a voluntary interview, the Senior FBI Official declined to be interviewed. The OIG has the authority to compel testimony from current Department employees upon informing them that their statements will not be used to incriminate them in a criminal proceeding. The OIG does not have the authority to compel or subpoena testimony from former Department employees, including those who retire or resign during the course of an OIG investigation. <Source>

A well-known dodge that renders the Inspector General program worthless.

Consider Michael Horowitz, the Inspector General of the United States Department of Justice….

The IG’s report on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant applications against Carter Page was incomplete and inadequate for the task at hand, to root out procedural shortcomings, wrongdoing, criminal culpability, and referrals for prosecution.

It appears that the domestic spying on Carter Page was a pretext to obtain damaging political information on Donald Trump, his family members, the Trump campaign, and then the Trump presidency, was a coordinated effort from the White House and filtered down through the nation’s premier intelligence and law enforcement agencies.

To this day, only one person, FBI Attorney Kevin Clinesmith,  has been held responsible for altering a CIA document that indicated Carter Page was a CIA asset and his contact with Russians and others was lawful and known to the CIA.

Of course, Clinesmith appears to have been sacrificed to protect others higher up in the administration. The punishment for his egregious behavior that ruined Carter Page’s life and cost the government tens of millions of dollars -- 12 months probation, 400 hours of community service, and his lawyer’s license was suspended for one year. He should have gone to prison for at least 5 years. 

Horowitz claims that his investigation was impeded because a number of individuals no longer worked for the government and were beyond his reach.

The DOJ-IG investigated dodgy practices that were found in the Clinton email investigation but took no action …

Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz announced today the release of a report examining various actions by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the DOJ in advance of the 2016 election in connection with the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server (referred to by the FBI and DOJ as the “Midyear” investigation).

Conducted voluntary witness interviews to obtain testimony, including from Clinton and her senior aides, and did not require any witnesses to testify before the grand jury. We found that one of the reasons for not using the grand jury for testimony involved concerns about exposing grand jurors to classified information;

Did not seek to obtain every device, including those of Clinton’s senior aides, or the contents of every email account through which a classified email may have traversed. We found that the reasons for not doing so were based on limitations the Midyear team imposed on the investigation’s scope, the desire to complete the investigation well before the election, and the belief that the foregone evidence was likely of limited value. We further found that those reasons were, in part, in tension with Comey’s response in October 2016 to the discovery of Clinton emails on the laptop of Anthony Weiner, the husband of Clinton’s former Deputy Chief of Staff and personal assistant, Huma Abedin;

Considered but did not seek permission from the Department to review certain highly classified materials that may have included information potentially relevant to the Midyear investigation. The classified appendix to this report describes in more detail the highly classified information, its potential relevance to the Midyear investigation, the FBI’s reasons for not seeking access to it, and our analysis;

Granted letter use immunity and/or “Queen for a Day” immunity to three witnesses in exchange for their testimony after considering, as provided for in Department policy, the value of the witness’s testimony, the witness’s relative culpability, and the possibility of a successful prosecution;

Used consent agreements and “act of production” immunity to obtain the culling laptops used by Mills and Samuelson, in part to avoid the uncertainty and delays of a potential motion to quash any subpoenas or search warrants. We found that these decisions were occurring at a time when Comey and the Midyear team had already concluded that there was likely no prosecutable case and believed it was unlikely the culling laptops would change the outcome of the investigation;

Asked Clinton what appeared to be appropriate questions and made use of documents to challenge Clinton’s testimony and assess her credibility during her interview. We found that, by the date of her interview, the Midyear team and Comey had concluded that the evidence did not support criminal charges (absent a confession or false statement by Clinton during the interview), and that the interview had little effect on the outcome of the investigation; and

Allowed Mills and Samuelson to attend the Clinton interview as Clinton’s counsel, even though they also were fact witnesses, because the Midyear team determined that the only way to exclude them was to subpoena Clinton to testify before the grand jury, an option that we found was not seriously considered. We found no persuasive evidence that Mills’ or Samuelson’s presence influenced Clinton’s interview. Nevertheless, we found the decision to allow them to attend the interview was inconsistent with typical investigative strategy. <Source: DOJ OIG RELEASES REPORT ON VARIOUS ACTIONS BY THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION AND DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE IN ADVANCE OF THE 2016 ELECTION>

Imagine not recording certain interviews, taking notes, nor challenging the appearance of potential co-conspirators' presence during the interview of a principal actor. And, where was the investigation of Loretta Lynch’s secret meeting with Bill Clinton before the Hillary interview? Or the usurpation of the DOJ's prosecutorial discretion, normally vested in Attorney General Loretta Lynch, by FBI director James Comey who unilaterally pronounced that presidential candidate Hillary Clinton could not be successfully prosecuted?

And then there was the Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson…

How many people remember Michael Atkinson, the Intelligence Community Inspector General who was at the center of the Democrat’s Trump/Ukraine phone call hoax?

It appears that Atkinson played a central role when he secretly and surreptitiously modified “whistleblower” complaint procedures from requiring a “whistleblower”  file a complaint based on first-hand knowledge of suspected wrongdoing to allow a “whistleblower” to file a complaint based on second-hand knowledge. Thus, employees of the intelligence community would allow employees to file a complaint without a shred of evidence by claiming they heard something somewhere. Allowing rumor and innuendo to serve as the basis for an investigation. This is beyond incompetent, it is corrupt.

Even worse, Atkinson refused to explain to a Congressional oversight committee the reasoning behind the procedural change, when the change was actually made,  and why it appears that the change date on the form appears to have been backdated.

But Atkinson’s involvement in this nefarious affair did not end with a form change that appears to be motivated by partisan (Democrat) politics.

It appears that the IG’s authority is limited to suspected wrongdoing in the Intelligence Community and does not extend to any other agency or entity in the government-- certainly not the policy decisions of the President of the United States or the conduct of foreign affairs.

Yet, we find Atkinson accepting a report of alleged Presidential wrongdoing based on second-hand knowledge by an individual claiming “whistleblower” status. Not only did Atkinson accept a spurious report as credible, he improperly sent the complaint to Congress where it formed the basis of a corrupt investigation by Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Schiff, a known liar, and leaker, then used the “whistleblower’s” secret testimony as part of a House impeachment complaint that was constitutionally flawed. 

Atkinson refused to reveal the “whistleblower’s” name, although the extent of the “whistleblower’s” protection was a limitation from departmental reprisals. It also appeared that there were other procedural violations involving a denial of contact between the “whistleblower” and members of Congress, namely Adam’s Schiff and/or his staff. Moreover, it appears that the complaint itself was not authentically created by the “whistleblower” but appears to be an attorney’s work product. 

What we now know is that there appears to be a tightly-knit cabal within the intelligence community, the National Security Council, and the Department of State that attempted to hide criminal wrongdoing by Joe Biden and his family members by creating a faux scandal that President Donald Trump attempted to pressure Ukraine to investigate his political rival for the presidency Democrat Joe Biden. The faux scandal was stage-managed by this dishonest Adam Schiff and subsequently led to Trump's unconstitutional impeachment in the House and acquittal in the United States Senate. The "whistleblower's" name and testimony remain "classified" under Schiff's direct order.

Bottom line…

The Inspector-General program is a colossal failure with ongoing flaws that allow politics to materially affect its investigations, outcomes, and referrals to a politically corrupt Department of Justice.

What we need is an “Internal Affairs” agency that can investigate any Executive Branch agency, employees regardless of their employment status, seek subpoenas through a court process, and use the Grand Jury to compel testimony, offering qualified immunity when required.

So what?

07/20/2021

Findings of Misconduct by a Then- Senior FBI Official for Having Numerous Unauthorized Contacts with the Media, and for Accepting Unauthorized Gifts from Members of the Media

07/14/2021

Investigation and Review of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Handling of Allegations of Sexual Abuse by Former USA Gymnastics Physician Lawrence Gerard Nassar

07/06/2021

Findings of Misconduct by a then FBI Special Agent in Charge and two then FBI Assistant Special Agents in Charge for Their Roles in Unauthorized $2 Million Purchase of Intellectual Property Related to Classified Undercover Operation and Related Misconduct

February 12, 2019

DOJ OIG Releases Procedural Reform Recommendation for the FBI Concerning the Collection and Retention of Text Messages Sent To or From FBI-Issued Mobile Devices

September 15, 2016

DOJ OIG Releases Report on FBI’s Impersonation of a Journalist in a Criminal Investigation

December 9, 2019

DOJ OIG Releases Review of Four FISA Applications and Other Aspects of the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane Investigation

March 4, 2015

Statement of Michael E. Horowitz Inspector General, U.S. Department of Justice before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary concerning “Whistleblower Retaliation at the FBI: Improving Protections and Oversight”

We are so screwed—time for an Office of Internal Affairs staffed by competent investigators from state, not federal, agencies.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


IT IS NO LONGER A CONSPIRACY THEORY: THE DEMOCRATS HAVE BECOME THE COMMUNIST PARTY USA

For those of you who believe that winning an election in 2022 or 2024 will reverse our nation’s slide into the abyss, you are foolish and mistaken.

Historically, changing from Democrat governance to Republican governance has, at best, slowed the speed at which we are crippling our own nation. The GOP is feckless and afraid to exert power – even when they control Congress and the Presidency. It is either that they are cowards, corrupt, or being blackmailed into submission. There is no other reason to explain why they won’t fight for America. Just looking at Senators Mitt Romney, Lindsey Graham, and other aisle-hoppers makes me sick.

Can you dispute these seven observations?

WE ARE IN DECLINE, AND THERE IS NO RECOVERY IN SIGHT

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The global pandemic is being used to continue as a crisis that enables politicians to assume extraordinary powers that would normally violate constitutional protections under the aegis of a widespread “public health” emergency.

Danger: The normal checks and balances designed to protect the system from abuse are being bypassed.

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The government, controlled mainly by the Democrat Party, has initiated a public-private partnership bordering on fascism. This has resulted in extraordinary influence over a corporatized mainstream media and social media platforms. This includes cancellation and censorship of government-claimed “disinformation.”

Danger:  No institution or individual has a monopoly on “the truth,” which is normally discovered through the free and open discussion of competing ideas and information.

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There is no accountability in the government as we have seen the nation’s premier intelligence, law enforcement, and other critical agencies politically compromised with few repercussions for obvious criminal behavior.

Local law enforcement has been demonized by lawbreakers while our government openly attacks the American people under the guise of a faux threat from white supremacy. All the while, violent black supremacists and communists have destroyed over $2 billion in property and taken hundreds of lives.

Danger: Again, the normal checks and balances designed to protect the system from abuse are being bypassed. The law enforcement that protects our communities is being eroded at an alarming rate.

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It appears that the government, sometimes using private contractors and vendors, is engaging in systematic surveillance on American citizens on behalf of a political party.

Danger: With the control and surveillance of your electronic devices comes hyper-awareness of politicized issues and the type of self-censorship which curtails free speech and the open debate necessary for a free and open society.

Note:  Today’s hot topic is the Pegasus Project, software produced by NSO Group Technologies, an Israeli technology firm whose spyware called Pegasus enables the remote surveillance of smartphones – and is characterized as a lawful “intrusion tool” for government use. Beyond the surveillance of political dissidents, imagine the corruption of our financial systems using insider data.

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It appears we have a scared and politicized judiciary that refuses to accept controversial cases that may result in outcomes with historical significance. Especially those which may tilt the balance of political power or hold powerful people of influence criminally responsible for their actions.

Example: The secret FISC (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court) was demonstrably lied to and those appearing before the court knowingly perjured themselves. Yet, the Court has held no evidentiary hearings, issued no sanctions, and has done nothing to restore the integrity of the Court in the public’s mind.

Danger: Without a neutral arbiter, our political system is on the verge of collapse into mob rule where a thin political majority can rule rather than govern the country without the consent of the governed.

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It appears that the government and educational institutions are indoctrinating rather than educating. Using identity politics to promote unlawful discrimination and foment racial violence in America. The goal being a Marxist transformative revolution that destroys America’s history, institutions, and culture to bring about an oligarchy, a government by a relatively few powerful individuals.

Danger: When children and others are taught hatred and forced to accept lies in the place of truth, we are losing the moral basis for our existence as an exceptional nation.

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When Americans refuse to stand up for America, our Constitution, and our exceptional country, there is a slow slide into the abyss – until suddenly, we find ourselves in an unrecoverable freefall.

Danger: Game over, welcome to slavery!

Bottom line…

To say we are screwed is an understatement. Our President is both corrupt and mentally deficient. Our government is being run by the Obamacons, who were empowered by our former communist-in-chief. The Democrat Party has been infiltrated by communists who are using our own laws against us in political jiu-jitsu where a tyrannical minority is dictating terms and conditions to an apathetic majority.

On a local level, district attorneys and the courts refuse to hold hardened criminals accountable for their actions. In what world do you allow people to openly steal up to $950 in merchandise per visit and then write them a ticket – if you even bother to pursue them?

I can think of no better time to arm yourself and prepare for a flash breakdown in civil law and order.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


NEWSOM RECALL: CALIFORNIA POLITICIANS ALWAYS CLASSY

It is unknown whether or not this is an “official” Larry Elder campaign shirt…

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The election date is Tuesday, September 14, 2021. The ballots will be mailed in August and contain two questions. (1) Should Governor Newsom be recalled? (2) Which of the listed candidates should immediately replace him as governor? If the governor is recalled, the candidate with the most votes will immediately be sworn into office.

At this point, there appear to be 41 candidatesAND LARRY ELDER IS NOT ON THE THE SECRETARY OF STATE’S LIST!

Among the more serious candidates with political experience…

  • John Cox, 66, is a multimillionaire businessman who was the Republican nominee for governor in 2018 and lost to Newsom. He appears to be a perennial candidate, running for the U.S. House, the Senate, and the presidency.
  • Doug Ose, 66, is a multimillionaire businessman and former Republican congressman who represented a Sacramento-area district from 1999 to 2005.
  • Kevin Faulconer, 54, is a Republican, twice elected mayor of Democratic-leaning San Diego.
  • Kevin Kiley, 36, is a strong conservative Republican state assemblyman from the Sacramento area.

A wild card…

  • Kevin Paffrath, 29, is a Democrat real estate broker who gives his 1.7 million YouTube subscribers financial advice on his “Meet Kevin” channel.

Among the joke candidates…

  • Angelyne, a pseudo-celebrity famous for buying billboard space to advertise her name and image in the ’80s. She has not indicated a party preference. Her platform includes an annual masquerade ball where citizens dress up like the governor, an official Bubble Bath Day, and “rehab for politicians.” I see Angelyne tooling around Thousand Oaks occasionally in her pink Corvette and charging for selfies and autographed pictures.
  • Caitlyn Jenner, 71, a lifelong Republican trying to parlay her D-list celebrity into a political job. While as Bruce Jenner, he won the men’s decathlon gold medal at the 1976 Olympics, married into the Kardashian family, and with them became reality show bit-player. Bruce came out as transgender in 2015. She flew the California coop and is currently filming a reality show in Australia.

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My vote…

I am primarily voting against Gavin Newsom, a smarmy elite “do as I say, not as I do” politician who has been a disaster for California in the areas of asinine COVID-19 mandates, taxation, environmental regulations, siding with criminals, and neglecting of our decaying infrastructure. At the same time, he welcomes illegal aliens to destroy our state.

It was Newsom who jiggered the election date to minimize turnout. And he discouraged prominent democrats from running to keep the vote from being diluted. He is hoping Republicans stay at home and do not vote by mail.

My choice for a replacement governor will be Kevin Faulconer to bring some common sense back into the political equation. Even if Larry Elder is added to the list, he lacks any qualifications to run the state.

We are so screwed if we do not recall Gavin Newsolini!

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


FREEDOM PHONE: A STUDY IN MARKING-UP AND MARKETING LOW-COST CHINESE PHONES?

UPDATE (07/24/21)... In an interview with John Solomon from "Just the News," Freedom Phone's CEO Erik Finman pushed back against some of the negative reporting on his Freedom Phone. Characterizing much of the reporting as ill-informed or politically motivated.

Although Finman is promising to provide the phone's specifications and vendors in the near future, his basic points are: (1) this is not the cheap $120 burner phone as some sources claim; (2) the phone uses a "de-Googled" customized version of the open source Android operating system with built-in security features that "silo" apps to prevent them from interacting with each other and allow a user to turn off location tracking; (3) the basic chip is not made in China but in Taiwan; and (4) the phone may be less suceptible to viruses.

It should be noted that all phones are trackable and connection metadata captured as a normal cell-phone function. Even changing SimCards does not charge the embedded device ID.

The big point Finman stresses is FREDOM -- your choice of carriers and pre-loaded apps which stress privacy and censor-free usage.

I guess we will have to wait for more details.

-- Original Post -- 

Have you ever wondered why right-wing publications often carry advertisements for dodgy advertisers offering medical and financial advice newsletters, vitamins and supplements, and off-brand electronic gadgets and gizmos? Or why well-known, if aging, right-wing personalities shill for such offers?

Like progressive political consultant James Carville might say, it’s the money stupid.

The margins are often so great as to purchase large ad campaigns and pay significant money to right-wing influencers.

Now comes the latest device…

Ostensibly created by  Erik Finman, self-proclaimed as the “youngest bitcoin millionaire,” the “Freedom phone” promises to free you from the intrusive Silicon Valley tech tyrants with their prying eyes and right-wing censorship.

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$499.99

The Freedom Phone is a free speech and privacy first focused phone. With features like tracking blockers and an uncensorable app store.

Works with Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, & Sprint, and all other domestic & international carriers. Move phones over in 60 seconds as soon as the phone arrives.

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Uncensorable App Store

Our own app store. Read what you like. Watch what you like. Think what you like. Nothing is censored.

Pre-Loaded Apps

Some of the most popular banned & unbanned conservative sites & apps. Pre-loaded directly on your phone.

A Free-Speech First Operating System

We've developed the first mass-marketable mobile phone operating system based on free speech.

YOUR PRIVACY GUARD

Say Hello To Trust

Your data, your rules. With powerful tools such as Trust, you are in control of what your apps can do whenever you want.

Trust will help you understand the security of your device and warn you about possible threats.

We want to create a future where free communication is not banned by Big Tech.

We want to bring back free speech. Forever.

The Phone.

Not just making America great. But also making a great phone.

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<Source>

So many unanswered questions…

  • But what is it really?
  • Who manufactured the phone?
  • What are the phone’s actual specifications?
  • What is the operating system?
  • Who controls the app store?
  • And, most of all, who is really behind the phone?

According to published reports…

“The Freedom Phone appears to be a simple rebranding of a budget phone called the “Umidigi A9 Pro,” made by the Chinese tech company Umidigi.”

“The Freedom Phone’s $500 price tag would represent a substantial markup on the Umidigi A9 Pro. That phone is available on Chinese retail giant AliExpress for $134 — less than one quarter of the price of a Freedom Phone.”

While “Finman claimed “Nothing’s manufactured itself in mainland China,” Umidigi’s headquarters is located in Shenzhen City, People’s .Republic of China, a mainland Chinese city near Hong Kong.

“Freedom Phone’s “Freedom OS” operating system is based on Google’s Android operating system.”

“The device appears to be based on a MediaTek processor which are notoriously known for being easy to hack.”

Who are some of the conservative “influencers” flogging the phone…

  • Roger Stone
  • Ali Alexander
  • Dinesh D’Souza
  • Candace Owens
  • Jack Posobiec
  • John Solomon
  • Ryan Fournier

It appears that using a “promo” code can earn the influencer $50 per sale… <Source>

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Bottom line…

Nothing free about Freedom Phone. You may be still supporting our enemy, who uses slave labor and live-organ-harvesting. Not to mention that little global pandemic thing. At least with the known brands, you know someone is standing behind the sale.

Would I buy a cheap Chinese phone for $500? NO! My best advice, follow the Better Business Bureau – “Investigate BEFORE you invest.”

Being conservative doesn’t mean you should believe everything being promoted by even well-known right-wing influencers.

-- steve 


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


WHY ARE THE DEMOCRATS FIGHTING AN AUDIT THAT COULD PROVE THEIR CASE?

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The questions that are rarely asked by most publications are the most relevant.

(1)  Shouldn’t the responsibility to demonstrate the integrity of an election and the correctness of its tallies lie with those government officials who managed the election?

(2)  If a third-party audit would demonstrate the integrity of an election, that an election was run honestly and efficiently, allowing, of course, for minor localized glitches encountered in any large undertaking, why do we find that the government officials who ran the election resisting any audit attempts where they do not fully and completely control the audit?

(3)  What is the appropriate method to handle legitimate “evidence” advanced as allegations by citizen-voters who have provided sworn, under penalty of perjury, declarations, and affidavits detailing their direct observations?

(4)  Shouldn’t the duty of election officials include acceptably answering credible allegations advanced as declarations and affidavits in a transparent manner?

(5)  If election equipment is required to be examined, documented, and certified before an election, why are election officials refusing to use election equipment that has been examined by third parties using documented forensic methods that do not alter or modify the hardware or software in any manner? They need to recertify and recalibrate the equipment before the next election anyway. 

Coverage from a publication aimed at those governing states and localities…

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Search for Election Fraud Persists, Despite No Evidence

[OCS: The headline is both false and misleading given the number of sworn statements, declarations, and affidavits that can be presented in courts of competent jurisdiction. To say there is “no evidence” is manifestly wrong.]

Ongoing efforts to find election irregularities might serve the ambitions of some in politics, but they aren’t viewed favorably by many Americans. A new report documents the spread of unconventional “audits” to new states.

[OCS: Almost everyone, on one side or the other, seems to be politically motivated when it comes to the conduct of elections and their outcome.

As expected, the results are almost always challenged by those affected by an unfavorable outcome.

It is precisely this tension between the contestants that is supposed to serve as checks and balances on the electoral process.

Every American has a vested and personal interest in transparent and honest elections that serve as the underpinning of their exceptional country.

It is no surprise that most of the surveys taken break along partisan lines and are conditioned by media narratives and election results.

What constitutes an “unconventional audit?” In this instance, it appears to be the disparaging characterization of an audit executed by someone other than the government who was in charge of the election.

Government officials who would have a massive conflict of interest in directing an audit. Protecting themselves from an audit result that could embarrass key election officials or suggest criminal wrongdoing.]

If the unconventional “audit” of election results in Maricopa County, Ariz., is truly intended to bolster public confidence in elections, the experiment does not seem to be working. Most Arizonans disapprove of the effort and almost half would be inclined to vote against a candidate who supported it.

[OCS: The word “unconventional” is used in a pejorative manner as there is nothing “unconventional” about a well-planned, well-documented, well-executed audit using open, transparent, and observable methods.

To claim that most Arizonans disprove of the audit -- and some would be inclined to vote against any candidate supporting it -- is an example of political intimidation.

Without knowing the results and the counter-responses, one could not possibly have an informed opinion. This is the type of meaningless opinion poll that produces sensational headlines and furthers a political narrative.

And, if one would look behind the poll conducted by Bendixen & Amandi International, one would find a firm that specializes in Hispanic media and with strong ties to the Democrat Party. Performing both polling and targeted communications on behalf of their clients.

Reading the 40-page poll results did not provide any information on who commissioned the poll, which appeared in a progressive partisan publication.

The audit is intended to restore integrity to the electoral process, and to suggest otherwise is to falsely impugn the auditors and their motives.

Another example of a B&A poll result – “The GOP has a Latino voter problem, and its name is @realDonaldTrump. Bendixen & Amandi International is proud to present our latest survey conducted in partnership with The Tarrance Group on behalf of Univision Communications and The Washington Post.]

Sean Lowe, a prominent Republican political consultant in the state, described the audit as a “joke” and a “failure.” Secretary of State Katie Hobbs dismisses it as a partisan “fraudit” with no purpose beyond keeping election falsehoods on life support.

[OCS: One can always find a disaffected party member, mostly establishment RINOs (Republicans In Name Only), to produce a negative comment.

Likewise, a comment from a hyper-partisan election official – who should know how to keep quiet and answer any audit’s findings with demonstrable truths and facts.

Why an elected official should find it necessary to disparage an audit attempt before reviewing its results is indicative of a suspect party.

Note the mischaracterization of the audit as being a “Trump” affair rather than to reassure Arizonans that their election was fair and free of taint.]

A recent Monmouth University poll found that voters elsewhere in the country are also distrustful of the motives behind continuing calls to look for election fraud, with nearly 6 in 10 seeing them as attempts to undermine valid results. Overall, 40 percent believe they could weaken American democracy.

[OCS: Another worthless poll that breaks along party lines and is conditioned by a false and misleading narrative by the mainstream media which appears to function as the propaganda arm of the Democrat Party.

Perhaps one should consider that how poll questions are framed is a precursor to a predetermined poll outcome?] 

Conservatives have a different perspective on these investigations, however. Recent surveys have found that three out of four Republican voters support them, and expect them to change the outcome of an election. Three in 10 have told pollsters that they expect the former president to be reinstated, though there is no real-world cause of action to support this.

[OCS: Again, there should be no surprise that opinions break by political affiliation.

As for the former president being reinstated to office, this is speculative conjecture because there is absolutely no controlling legal authority to adjudicate this matter as it is an unprecedented historical occurrence.]

To read the rest of the article, in full and in context, one can find it here.

About the author…

Carl Smith is a senior staff writer for Governing and covers a broad range of issues affecting states and localities. He can be reached at carl.smith@governing.com or on

About Governing

Governing provides news, analysis and insights for the professionals leading America’s states and localities.

Published since 1987, Governing is a trusted source of record for elected, appointed and other public leaders looking to manage the present and anticipate the future of state and local government.

Our Mission & Vision:

Today’s state and local leaders govern during a period of dramatic shifts in technology, demography and the economy that are driving societal transformation. Governing: The Future of States and Localities takes on the question of what state and local government looks like in this world of rapid change.

[OCS: Who is really behind Governing?]

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In March 2021, The Daily Beast published an article in which current and former employees "reveal how the media firm e.Republic was not only run Scientologist execs but that they employed ruthless Scientology management principles." How Scientologist Execs at Media Company e.Republic Made Workers’ Lives a Living Hell 

Paradox or paradiddle...

How can the Democrats claim that the 2020 election was the “most secure ever” and that any allegations of voter fraud are “baseless” while doing everything possible to prevent a forensic audit that would prove their point?

Explain how such an audit would constitute a “threat to democracy” and diminish election integrity?

If recent the recent history of the Democrat Party and their propagandists in the mainstream media reveals anything, it is that, whatever the Democrats claim, the opposite is closer to the truth.

And, as an example of the duplicity of the Democrats, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors keeps babbling on and on about the auditors performing the audit as being "uncertified." Full well knowing that there are no certified election auditors, and the two companies hired to certify the hardware are only authorized to certify the machines. 

Bottom line…

Why? Why I ask you, are they fighting so hard to destroy the audit that can prove their point that elections were transparent, free, and honest?

Unless, of course, there is something to hide.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS