Voting Machine Hashcode Testing: Unsurprisingly insecure, and surprisingly insecure

Another gem in Mr. Mechler’s report is in Section 7.1, in which he reveals that acceptance testing of voting systems is done by the vendor, not by the customer.  Acceptance testing is the process by which a customer checks a delivered product to make sure it satisfies requirements.  To have the vendor do acceptance testing pretty much defeats the purpose.  

Voting Machine Hashcode Testing: Unsurprisingly insecure, and surprisingly insecure

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What yahoo agreed to that?

This provision would have immediately disqualified the vendor imho!

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Seaside Heights Seeking Emergency Approval to Repair 50+ Year Old Bayfront Wall – Lavallette-Seaside Shorebeat

The rocks date back to the construction of the original Thomas A. Mathis bridge and the subsequent construction of the “loop” that merges Route 37 with Route 35 and Seaside Park local roads in the 1950s.

Seaside Heights Seeking Emergency Approval to Repair 50+ Year Old Bayfront Wall – Lavallette-Seaside Shorebeat

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So they left the problem for future generations?

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‘Mallard Fillmore’ dropped by Gannett in ‘unprecedented’ move – Washington Times

Bruce Tinsley, creator of the 27-year-old cartoon, said he was told this week by his syndication company that Gannett newspapers across the country simultaneously dropped the comic over two strips critical of President Biden and transgender participation in women’s sports.

‘Mallard Fillmore’ dropped by Gannett in ‘unprecedented’ move – Washington Times

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I think this is just symptom of the Leftist meme, like a mental disease, that taking over the world!

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Florida Governor DeSantis: Covid bill really just a “blue state” bailout

(From The Federalist) “They (Congress) are actually rewarding the states that have the highest unemployment rates. So if you locked down, if you destroyed your own economy through your own policies, you are getting a windfall,” DeSantis said on Fox News as his state hosted the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

Source: Florida Governor DeSantis: Covid bill really just a “blue state” bailout

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Seems like a correct assessment to me!

Argh!

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Nolte: Tina Fey Lied About Golden Globes Not Being Political

It tells us Hollywood is full of unprincipled, McCarthyite fascists who don’t care if “their guy” puts kids in cages, because it was never about “kids in cages,” it was only ever about power.

Nolte: Tina Fey Lied About Golden Globes Not Being Political

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Let’s not forget; it’s NEVER about the issue at hand. It IS about who’s “guy” is in power.

Remember back to the “anti war” left that only comes out when there is an R in the White House.

It’s like the “deficit hawks” that only come out when there is a D in the White House.

Well, I’, anti-war and anti-deficit REGARDLESS of which of the Republicrats to Democans are in power.

Argh!

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Man wins $500K Powerball prize with numbers from his fortune cookie

Ernesto Sorzano’s Chinese-takeout dinner paid off big-time when he played the set of lucky numbers in his fortune cookie on a North Carolina Powerball ticket, according to UPI.

Man wins $500K Powerball prize with numbers from his fortune cookie

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I’ll have to pay more attention to my fortune cookies from the Chinese restaurant!

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‘Everything Has Been Criminalized,’ Says Neil Gorsuch as He Pushes for Stronger Fourth Amendment Protections – Reason.com

In short, under Gorsuch’s view, the Fourth Amendment’s warrant requirement would only be waived in such cases if the police were pursuing someone suspected of committing a genuinely violent or dangerous crime, a category that necessarily excludes a great many suspected misdemeanants and felons. If adopted by the Supreme Court, that approach would limit police power in these sorts of cases.

‘Everything Has Been Criminalized,’ Says Neil Gorsuch as He Pushes for Stronger Fourth Amendment Protections – Reason.com

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The police need to be restrained!

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Hawaii considering a rescue fine if hikers don’t follow signs

The Star-Advertiser reported that Case also noted in her testimony that the DLNR would defer to counties — who are responsible for search and rescue operations — on whether they required hikers to pay for their rescue or not.

Hawaii considering a rescue fine if hikers don’t follow signs

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Seems only right and fair.

I’d be surprised if some insurance company doesn’t step and underwrite the risk by creating pool.

I never thought it was fair for the taxpayer to get stuck with the bill for “rescues”.

Especially when it was due to someone’s stupidity. Like blindly follow directions from an idiot box when driving in the mountains and taking a ‘SHORT CUT’!

Argh!

Let the User pay for services. Just like in the real (non-Goofermental) world.

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Covid Bill IS FULL of Expensive Crony Giveaways, Including $100M for rail line linking Pelosi’s district with Silicon Valley, Only $75M for vaccines etc.

(From FEE : COVID Aid Bill Would Pay Federal Employees $1400 a Week if Kids Are Out of School) Buried on pages 305-306 of the legislation, the provision creates a $570 million fund for disbursements to federal employees who are not working because they are caring for others because of the coronavirus. “Among those eligible are those who are ‘unable to work’ because they are caring for school-aged children not physically in school full time due to Covid-19 precautions,” writes Andrzejewski, the CEO and founder of OpenTheBooks.

Source: Covid Bill IS FULL of Expensive Crony Giveaways, Including $100M for rail line linking Pelosi’s district with Silicon Valley, Only $75M for vaccines etc.

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And you wonder why us little L libertarians are so anti Big Gooferment?

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Coded Resistance: Freedom Fighting and Communication

It’s nearing the end of Black History Month, and that history is inherently tied to strife, resistance, and organizing related to government surveillance and oppression. Even though programs like COINTELPRO are more well-known now, the other side of these kinds of stories are the ways the Black community has fought back through intricate networks and communication aimed at avoiding surveillance.

Source: Coded Resistance: Freedom Fighting and Communication

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Perhaps the most famous artisan of secret communications during this period is the venerable Harriet Tubman. Her character and will is undisputed, and her impeccable timing and remarkable intuition strengthened the Underground Railroad.

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Well worth reading. Perhaps, everyone who wants to resist the State should be studying her.

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I signed up for T-Mobile’s $50 unlimited home internet service. Here’s what happened – CNET

So after more than a week with T-Mobile Home Internet, what’s the verdict? I’m keeping it, at least for now. There’s no contract, so I can always go back to Comcast if things don’t work out. And even if it’s not perfect 100% of the time, well, neither is Comcast — and imperfection is a lot more tolerable when you’re paying less than half what you were before. If this service is available in your area, I’d say it’s definitely worth a try. If nothing else, as noted above, the presence of a new competitor gives you a bargaining chip; you might be able to negotiate a lower rate from your current provider.

I signed up for T-Mobile’s $50 unlimited home internet service. Here’s what happened – CNET

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Sounds like a great idea. I put myself on the wait list.

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The Non-Covid Spending Blowout

(From The Wall Street Journal) Last year’s Cares Act distributed money mainly by state population, but much of the $220 billion for states in the new bill will be allocated based on average unemployment over the three-month period ending in December.

Source: The Non-Covid Spending Blowout

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So reward the Blue States that bought into the need to lockdown?

Argh!

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Vitamin D Supplementation Reduces Covid -19 Deaths by 64%

Vitamin D plays an important role in most diseases, including infectious disease, which is why from the very beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, I suspected that optimizing vitamin D levels among the general population would significantly lower COVID-19 incidence and death.

Source: Vitamin D Supplementation Reduces Covid -19 Deaths by 64%

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Other research,27 published in November 2020 in the Postgraduate Medical Journal, shows oral vitamin D supplementation also helps speed up SARS-CoV-2 viral clearance. This study included only asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic SARS-CoV-2-positive individuals who also had vitamin D deficiency (a vitamin D blood level below 20 ng/mL).

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Take Vitamin D seriously!

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Target Liberty: White House Working with Facebook and Twitter to Shutdown Anti-Vaxxers

The source, reports Reuters, cited the example of the anti-vaccine protests at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles in early February, and said the White House wants to stop events like that from happening again.

Target Liberty: White House Working with Facebook and Twitter to Shutdown Anti-Vaxxers

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We can’t have “We, The Sheeple”thinking for themselves!

Argh!

Tell me again how we are the “home of the free”!

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Marijuana Legalization In New Jersey Is Now Official | Patch

It wasn’t immediately clear when marijuana will be sold in stores. Murphy acknowledged that a commission will help address that issue, and it could take six months to a year.

Marijuana Legalization In New Jersey Is Now Official | Patch

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Why do we need any Gooferment regulations at all?

Are they afraid that they will lose out on tax “revenue”?

It’s been a disaster since it was “outlawed”.

Get out of the way!

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“It’s A National Crisis” – Officials Admit Billions Lost In “Veritable Tsunami” Of Pandemic Aid Fraud | ZeroHedge

The DOL-OIG estimates at least $63 billion of the $630 billion in disbursements were squandered by fraudsters. The agency warns that taxpayer funds loss could be higher, with some figures suggest north of $100 billion.  

“It’s A National Crisis” – Officials Admit Billions Lost In “Veritable Tsunami” Of Pandemic Aid Fraud | ZeroHedge

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Any surprise that the Gooferment is so inept!

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$30 Silver Is Quite a Bargain | SchiffGold

Investors are already starting to see that inflation is out there and that’s why I like hard-assets so much. Gold looks really cheap. Silver looks really, really cheap. Oil looks really cheap as well. It is just ridiculous people that are staying on the sidelines in this environment.”

$30 Silver Is Quite a Bargain | SchiffGold

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Silver can’t be printed!

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Village of tiny homes combats homelessness in Los Angeles area

“A tiny home provides security and peace of mind, allowing residents to lock their personal belongings and leave their shelter to engage in their community, access jobs and participate in other critical activities on their way to placement in permanent housing,” the nonprofit wrote. “We are doing our very best to MAKE HOMELESS HISTORY!”

Village of tiny homes combats homelessness in Los Angeles area

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First positive news I’ve heard about “homelessness” that wasn’t a politician or bureaucrat making the problem worse.

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SCOTUS to consider whether several high-profile election fraud cases can proceed | Sharyl Attkisson

Several high profile election fraud cases filed by Trump-aligned lawyers Lin Wood and Sidney Powell are among those to be considered.

SCOTUS to consider whether several high-profile election fraud cases can proceed | Sharyl Attkisson

Why bother? Are they going to take Biden down?

I don’t see any purpose. From now on every election will rampant with fraud because there is no justice.

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‘I Miss My Mom’: Children Of QAnon Believers Are Desperately Trying To Deradicalize Their Own Parents | HuffPost

The 19-year-old started to notice changes in his mother’s behavior around the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. She had always been a nervous woman: She stopped flying after 9/11 and had hovered closely to Sam and his two younger siblings for their entire lives. But during the COVID-19 crisis, his mom’s paranoia spiraled from quirky to deranged. It has turned her into someone he hardly recognizes.

‘I Miss My Mom’: Children Of QAnon Believers Are Desperately Trying To Deradicalize Their Own Parents | HuffPost

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Just like a cancer gene, some memes are just as deadly.

I don’t know much about AQnon, but it certainly sounds like a cult or “religion”.

Seems like they take legitimate questions, and ride them off into absurdity.

For example, the existence of a “Deep State” of bureaucrats is a demonstrated fact. They control a lot of power inside the Gooferment. Maybe more than any President or politician.

But that doesn’t put them in league with the Devil?

Epstein and his “lolita express” had some “interesting” passengers to his private island of young girls. And certainly, that needs some “sunshine”. But it doesn’t mean that every politician and or bureaucrat is a pedophile.

Memes can just a destructive as drugs especially those with too much time on their hands.

They should go do some charity work and get off the computer.

imho

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The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity : Coronavirus Crackdown Claims Another Free Speech Victim: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Kicked off Instagram

Daniel McAdams, the executive director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity (RPI) summed up in a Wednesday RPI email update what we are seeing in America as the “continuing merger of social media with government with the goal of silencing all dissidents outside the extreme center.” This development, along with others, McAdams wrote, indicate that “it appears increasingly likely that the total state is here and it is intent on flexing its muscles.” (

The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity : Coronavirus Crackdown Claims Another Free Speech Victim: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Kicked off Instagram

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Don’t listen the “AUTHORITIES” and their “official story”!

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Coronavirus Crackdown Claims Another Free Speech Victim: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Kicked off Instagram

The headline at Reuters today reads “ Instagram bans Robert F. Kennedy Jr. over COVID-19 vaccine misinformation .” Misinformation? Not really. What Kennedy has been providing is information different from what government, along with big money media and social media have been pushing over the last year in America — the long-time fearmongering concerning coronavirus and praising of coronavirus crackdowns, as well as the recent incessant promoting that everyone should take the experimental coronavirus vaccines.

Source: Coronavirus Crackdown Claims Another Free Speech Victim: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Kicked off Instagram

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Big Tech and Big Gooferment suppressing anything that discredits the “official line”.

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Herdsman films his cow bypassing an electric fence in Vermont | Daily Mail Online

A crafty cow has learned to dodge electric shocks when freeing her pals – grabbing the electric fence’s plastic insulation handles with her teeth and unclipping the wires.

Herdsman films his cow bypassing an electric fence in Vermont | Daily Mail Online

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Who says that animals aren’t “smart”?

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Two sanitation workers rescue kidnapped girl, 10, in Louisiana | Daily Mail Online

Police put out an alert for the kidnapper’s car after Jalisa Lasalle, 10, went missing Dion Merrick and Brandon Antoine spotted the Nissan in a field and boxed it in After they called police, sheriff’s deputies arrested the kidnapper Michael Sereal ‘Thank god they got him now,’ said Merrick, who says he is the father of a little girl. ‘I just saved that little girl’s life’ 

Two sanitation workers rescue kidnapped girl, 10, in Louisiana | Daily Mail Online

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Good use of a garbage truck. Should have put the “suspect” in with trash to further “detain” him.

Argh!

Happy ending to a possibly deadly situation.

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Don’t Let Judges Lie to Juries about Conscientious Acquittal | Cato Institute

The Maryland Court of Appeals’ endorsement of the novel (and false) proposition that juries may not acquit against the evidence—and its prospective instruction that state trial judges repeat that misrepresentation of the law to juries—represents a brazen usurpation of the jury’s power. No matter how much some judges may dislike jury nullification, letting them lie to juries to prevent the conscientious acquittal of a defendant is unconstitutional.

https://www.cato.org/blog/dont-let-judges-lie-juries-about-conscientious-acquittal

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Judges should not be allowed to hide jury nullification. Zenger must be rolling over in his grave.

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Bruce Springsteen Promotes Political Healing in Jeep Super Bowl Commercial After Repeatedly Bashing Trump

After repeatedly boosting Joe Biden and bashing Donald Trump during last year’s presidential race, rocker Bruce Springsteen is now pushing for political reconciliation and unity in a commercial that is set to air during the Super Bowl LV telecast on Sunday.

Bruce Springsteen Promotes Political Healing in Jeep Super Bowl Commercial After Repeatedly Bashing Trump

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Like most of the “hard left” “celebrities”, or should we say Marxists, I thought this was the latest example of duplicity.

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