VETERANS: 2 Vets and the tragic V.A. waiting list (PODCAST) | Sharyl Attkisson

How the lives of two veterans intersected in a tragic way, revealing serious problems in the system intended to help soldiers with Traumatic Brain Injury.

Source: 2 Vets and the tragic V.A. waiting list (PODCAST) | Sharyl Attkisson

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You can’t listen to this and not be ENRAGED at the politicians and bureaucrats of the Veterans Administration.

I know that the Gooferment is immoral, ineffective, and inefficient. As well as untrustworthy. But in this case, they have “outdone” themselves with possibly criminal neglect of of returning combat vets with Brain Trauma Disorder (BTD) and PTSD.

I pray for my fellow vets and will ask any politician seeking my vote what they have done on this issue, if anything.

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HISTORICAL: How one woman pulled off the first consumer boycott – and helped inspire the British to abolish slavery

Consumers boycotts, which put power into the hands of people of even modest income and can lend a sense of “doing something” in the face of injustice, have a mixed track record. There have been some notable successes, such as consumer-led efforts to end apartheid in South Africa. But others, such as boycotts of the National Rifle Association and of Israel, have yielded little.

Source: How one woman pulled off the first consumer boycott – and helped inspire the British to abolish slavery

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Even though she didn’t see the results — like Moses unable to enter the Promised Land — she did it!

Never give up.

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NEWJERSEY: Murphy hints at tax hikes, schools might not reopen in Sept (July 11, 2020) – nj.com

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Murphy hints tax hikes in N.J. are likely because of coronavirus. Gov. Phil Murphy made the comments as he reached a deal on a plan to authorize the state borrow billions of dollars to help balance the state budget amid the pandemic.

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Might N.J. schools not reopen this fall because of coronavirus? Murphy hints it’s possible. Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday he still expects New Jersey’s schools to physically reopen in the fall — but he left open the possibility that could change if there are major concerns with the coronavirus pandemic.

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Source: Coronavirus updates: Murphy hints at tax hikes, schools might not reopen in Sept.; Will there be NFL football? What you need to know (July 11, 2020) – nj.com

Anyone asking why we need to pay higher taxes and the Gooferment Skrules will be closed!

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Radio Host ‘Karen’ Attacks Non-English-Speaking Workers, Gets Fired

2:06 PM PT — Dianna Ploss just got fired from her radio gig in New Hampshire. WSMN 1590 issued the following statement, “Dianna Ploss is no longer associated or affiliated in any way with  WSMN or Bartis-Russell Broadcasting, LLC.”

Source: Radio Host ‘Karen’ Attacks Non-English-Speaking Workers, Gets Fired

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I don’t understand why she felt she was the “language police”!

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The Great Covid-19 Deception and What You Need to Know to Survive, by Gary Heavin – The Unz Review

How does Big Pharma have so much control over the dissemination of this information or should I say propaganda? Well, the same answer pops up again, money. Big Pharma gave $2 billion dollars during the last election cycle to US politicians. Big AG, the military/security complex and big oil each gave only a paltry $1.0 billion dollars to buy the votes of our political leadership.

Source: The Great Covid-19 Deception and What You Need to Know to Survive, by Gary Heavin – The Unz Review

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JOBSEARCH: Relate — A New iPhone & iPad App for Relationship Building

Montana-based indie developer Samuel Coe has just released Relate , a new iOS/iPadOS app for building stronger relationships. It’s basically tailor-made for people like me who are a little…shall we say, absent-minded when it comes to making and maintaining connections with people.

Source: Relate — A New iPhone & iPad App for Relationship Building

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Montana-based indie developer Samuel Coe has just released Relate, a new iOS/iPadOS app for building stronger relationships. It’s basically tailor-made for people like me who are a little…shall we say, absent-minded when it comes to making and maintaining connections with people.

Essentially, Relate lets you create relationship “profiles” for the people you care about, where you can fill in details about each person (birthdays, etc) and make notes about interactions and important moments you’ve had with them (or would like to have later). You can also set up alerts that remind you to keep in touch, because goodness knows I’m terrible at that. Ask anyone in my family, they’ll tell you.

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Seems like an IDEAL networking tool.

Unfortunately no web interface.  And IPHONE / IPAD only!

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Count “deaths”; not “cases”

The Cases! Oh, my! https://buff.ly/3f6uhbK “Why isn’t the Orange Man being as aggressive in combatting the lies about #WuFlu as he was about the lies regarding his being Putin’s poodle?” Cases can be fudged; deaths can’t be. If the number of deaths is declining, why do we care about “cases”. If we measure by “deaths”, then financial incentives to fudge the numbers (i.e., every thin becomes a “case” no matter how remotely related or not)!

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Important Quotes in Virology

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/07/gary-g-kohls/important-quotes-from-virology-and-vaccinology-experts-that-never-are-interviewed-on-the-mainstream-media/

Important Quotes from Virology and Vaccinology Experts that Never are Interviewed on the Mainstream Media
By Gary G. Kohls, MD
July 6, 2020

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“Safety testing, which typically requires months and years for other medical products, often lasts only a few days with vaccines – not nearly long enough to spot cancers or chronic conditions like autoimmune diseass (e.g. juvenile diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis), allergic illnesses (e.g. food allergies, allergic rhinitis, eczema, asthma), or neurological and neurodevelopmental injuries (e.g. ADD, ADHD, narcolepsy, epilepsy, seizure disorders, and autism). Vaccine manufacturer’s vaccine inserts that accompany every vial of mandated vaccines include warnings about these and over 400 other injuries including many serious immune, neurological, and chronic illnesses for which FDA suspects that vaccines may be the cause.” – Robert F. Kennedy, Jr

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“Fewer than 1% of vaccine adverse events are reported. The CDC’s entire vaccination propaganda campaign rests on their claim that side effects from vaccination are exceedingly rare, but according to the blatantly pro-over-vaccination, and Big Pharma-funded CDC, in 2016 alone, VAERS received 59,117 vaccine adverse event reports. Among those reports were 432 vaccine-related deaths, 1,091 permanent vaccine-related disabilities, 4,132 vaccine-related hospitalizations, and 10,274 vaccine-related emergency room visits. What if these numbers actually represent less than 1% of the total as this report asserts? You multiply those numbers by 100.” – William Christenson

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I’ve ranted about the VAERS and the billions it has paid out before.

I am personally very suspicious.  Not an anti-VAX-er, but close.

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FUN: 151 Photos Of Animals Having A Worse Day Than You

There are days when it feels like the world is going against you. You’re late for work, and the keys have just fallen into the drain hole. But day-breaking fails have been well documented in the history of humankind, and there’s a silent agreement not to talk about ‘em too much.

Source: 151 Photos Of Animals Having A Worse Day Than You

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Funny.

Last few days meant I could use a laugh!

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POLITICAL: Why The Left-Wing Seems Insane (Mostly Because They Are), by L. Neil Smith

If the human species is to survive the present century, if Western Civilization is to survive, this irrational tendency must be treated as the mental disease it is and wiped out. I am nobody’s Republican, but it is absolutely essential that Republicans retain the Senate and the White House this Fall and take back the House of Representatives. Republicans, for the most part, are cowardly and stupid—the timorous and brain-dead attitude of Sean Hannity and Judge Jeanine Pirro toward private gun ownership and individual self-defense is an extremely sad example—but at least they are not completely insane.

Source: Why The Left-Wing Seems Insane (Mostly Because They Are), by L. Neil Smith

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Why do we have to do to wake up “We, The Sheeple”?

Can’t they see that the loonies are in charge or the asylum?

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GUNS: THE RIGHT TO BUY WEAPONS IS THE RIGHT TO BE FREE

Having not read The Weapon Shops of Isher in some years and unable to find my old paperback copy I ordered a replacement from Amazon. So there it was, on the first page, in the prologue:

THE RIGHT TO BUY WEAPONS IS THE RIGHT TO BE FREE

People have understood this for generations, it took a lot of efforts (yes, I put that plural on purpose) by anti-immigrant bigots, people seeking favor with protection racketeers, racists, fascists, and fake liberals to reach the current level of hostility to the right to bear arms our so-called betters keep trying to keep stirred up

Source: Letters to the Editor

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Seems absolutely correct to me!

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? . . .” — Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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POLITICAL: Is Biden mentally competent?

The Strategies Of Dementia Politics
Tyler Durden Sat, 07/04/2020 – 17:00
Authored by Victor Davis Hanson via National Review,

Stoke chaos, obstruct economic recovery, and hide Biden in the basement till Election Day… Joe Biden is tragically suffering a mental eclipse and sliding away at a geometric rate.

Source: The Strategies Of Dementia Politics

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The progressive media have put Biden’s blank stares and word searching off limits. We are not supposed to remember that Trump was hounded by progressive M.D.s, to the point that he took — and aced — the Montreal Cognitive Assessment Test, an examination that no one in his right mind would suggest Biden now take, given that the results would be no surprise.

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Seems like an important question to answer NOW!

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BIGOTRY: Catholics Attacked by BLM at Prayer Event at Statue of St. Louis

On Saturday a Catholic prayer event in front of the St. Louis statue in Missouri was interrupted by Black Lives Matter protesters. Violence broke out at the event as Black Lives Matter members attacked participants of the prayer event.

Source: Catholics Attacked by BLM at Prayer Event at Statue of St. Louis

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This is inexcusable in the USA.

The Gooferment politicians and bureaucrats are incapable of protecting peaceful people at prayer.

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INSPIRATIONAL:Watch – Trump: Far-Left’s ‘Goal Is Not a Better America, Their Goal Is to End America’

Trump: Far-Left’s ‘Goal Is Not a Better America, Their Goal Is to End America’

Source: Watch – Trump: Far-Left’s ‘Goal Is Not a Better America, Their Goal Is to End America’

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I think he is correct about that!

That doesn’t make me “fan”.

But in the upcoming election — barring some “October Surprise”, I don’t see how anyone can NOT pick the lesser of two evils.

Sigh.

How about ranked choice voting?

While I’m wishing: term limits for politicians and bureaucrats!

Argh!

“We will not go quietly into the night!
We will not vanish without a fight!
We’re going to live on!
We’re going to survive!”
Today, we celebrate our Independence Day!

https://www.americanrhetoric.com/MovieSpeeches/moviespeechindependenceday.html

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How Students Built a 16th-Century Engineer’s Book-Reading Machine – Atlas Obscura

“Some scholars say it’s the beginning of the idea of hypertext, the idea that a reader can sit in one spot and have access to multiple texts at once.” (That concept is all too familiar today, in the age of hyperlinks, search engines, and browser tabs.)

Source: How Students Built a 16th-Century Engineer’s Book-Reading Machine – Atlas Obscura

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No new ideas?  Just some that can NOT be made right now!

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FUN: Entitled “Karen” Mistakes Customer For An Employee, He Makes The Situation Hilarious For Himself

Ever been mistaken for an employee? If you have, it’s fine, everyone has. If you haven’t, it’s okay—nobody likes to accept it. But there’s a safe space to talk about hard things and it’s a subreddit called r/IDontWorkHereLady . It turns out, people assuming you’re a staff member is a thing.

Source: Entitled “Karen” Mistakes Customer For An Employee, He Makes The Situation Hilarious For Himself

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Laugh!

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Categories FUN

TINFOILHAT: Where did the bricks come from?

Those mysterious pallets of bricks appearing at riot central in every Democrat controlled city in America didn’t deliver themselves. Whatever peaceful intent some protestors may have had was hijacked by centrally coordinated organizations hell bent on destroying the moral and ethical foundations of our country.

Source: BOILING POINT – The Burning Platform

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Seems like a reasonable question to ask!

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TINFOILHAT: But “conspiracy theories” are NOT always misinformation, remember who coined the term

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It’s no secret that platforms like YouTube and Reddit have long been breeding grounds for conspiracy theories and misinformation. Whether intentional or not, algorithms have led millions of ordinary people down the rabbit hole into these communities.

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Sorry, but “Conspiracy Theories” are not alway from the tin foil hat brigade.

Some times, most time, they are legitimate questions!

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EVLYNN: The Value of Sadness | Psychology Today

Sadness is often mistakenly confused with depression. Unlike depression, sadness is a natural part of life and is usually connected with certain experiences of pain or loss or even a meaningful moment of connection or joy that makes us value our lives. Depression, on the other hand, can arise without a clear explanation or can result from an unhealthy, non-adaptive reaction to a painful event, where we either steel ourselves against our natural reaction to the event or get overwhelmed by it.

Source: The Value of Sadness | Psychology Today

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What can one do?

“My love, were it in my power, I would sadly grant thee this boon. But, we have to continue to follow His Plan for us. Let’s go forth and speak no more of this. Who ever is last will be last. It will be His choice; not ours. We’re but humble custodians of His temple on earth. It’s not our place to trump His plan. Whatever that plan be, know that I will be with you to my last breath.” — character “John” in CHURCH 10●19●62 Volume 2 Page 399

Tearfully putting one foot in front of the other.

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VETERANS: Once again the US Gooferment reneges on a commitment

Bugle Blasts July 2020 Vienna VA 22181
Volume 12 Number 1 Cell: 703-861-0726 Email: bugleblasts@gmail.com

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DOD Immigrant Soldier Citizenship Promise Broken by U.S. – source Military.com

Six soldiers have filed a class-action suit charging the U.S. promise of citizenship for service – dating back to the nation’s founding – has been broken by DoDs restrictive policies on naturalization. The six non-citizens, who all enlisted in the Army under the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest program ( MAVNI), alleged new and lengthy security checks for possible terrorist ties and other measures have effectively blocked them from obtaining citizenship. The suit, filed on their behalf by the American Civil Liberties Union, charges DoD policies enacted in 2017 “unlawfully obstructed the ability of thousands of service members to obtain citizenship, placing them in a state of personal and professional limbo.”

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An inexcusable action!

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VETERANS: Do NOT bring back the draft; repeal its legislation

Bugle Blasts July 2020 Vienna VA 22181
Volume 12 Number 1 Cell: 703-861-0726 Email: bugleblasts@gmail.com

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As I begin the 12th year of Bugle Blasts – something different – a rare editorial comment.

The Selective Service System and a Draft

There is occasional talk about bringing back the draft to replace or supplement the All-Volunteer US military. Having retired from the Army and having worked as a civilian for Department of the Army, the Selective Service System and Department of Veterans Affairs, a return to a draft is an option I have generally supported since I believe it would provide a better cross-section of the nation’s youth vs. the all-volunteer service. But would it be practical course of action?

If a draft (which, under present laws, would be all-male) were authorized today, the Selective Service System could provide the first allotment of 100,000 men in approximately 13 days, with additional allotments to arrive subsequently. So, where would they be sent for training? Where would they be housed? Where would the uniforms and equipment come from? Who would do the training? Where would they be sent when basic training was completed? Finally, how would they be paid? The first month base pay for the first allotment of 100,000 would be about $180,000,000 (a new recruit earns about $1,800 a month base pay). But today about 56% of new enlisted personnel are married and have families (70% of new officers are married), so all that additional pay and allowance-reiated cost would be added on top, plus medical care, quarters, schools and more.

Before the US initiated the WW2 draft an Army Private or Navy equivalent earned $21 a month base pay, unchanged since the Civil War, and all recruits were unmarried. It is interesting that in 1940 when the War Department mobilized the National Guard, a National Guard Private earned $1 a day. Their pay could not be reduced to $21 a month. As a result there was an immediate pay raise for all active military personnel.

So, while a draft might be an excellent idea, there are a few problems associated with taking such an action.

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America was a different place both before the draft by Abe Lincoln and after Viet Nam.

In the prior time, “We, The Sheeple” joined their State militia.  In the later time, “We, The Sheeple” had see enough young boys ground into hamburger.

I oppose the “DRAFT” as unconstitutional slavery. Ditto of the various forms of “draft” disguised as “training programs”, Gooferment-sponsored volunteer “opportunities”, and any form of “public / private partnerships”.

It’s the “endowed by their Creator” part that prohibits Gooferment coercion.

And, let’s not forget that the Dead Old White Guys abhorred a “Standing Army”, as well as “special militias” like the BATF, FBI, etc. etc. and (let’s not forget) the (well armed) Department of Agriculture.

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Modifiable Risk Factors and Comorbidities for Severe COVID-19 Infection | NutritionFacts.org

There are things you can do right now to reduce your risk of falling seriously ill and dying from this disease.

Source: Modifiable Risk Factors and Comorbidities for Severe COVID-19 Infection | NutritionFacts.org

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A short video that is helpful in separating hype from fact!

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Senator Tim Scott slams Nancy Pelosi’s claim that Republicans are trying to get away with murder | Daily Mail Online

‘I thought to myself, ‘How in the world does this woman, standing in front of a $24,000 refrigerator, have the sense to jump into the bottomless pit of race politics? Why in the world would she want to do that?”

There’s only one answer, by the way, one answer,’ Scott continued. ‘It’s because she’s lived so long in a state of privilege that she has forgotten that it’s the Republican Party that voted more for the Civil Rights-era legislation than the Democrats.

Source: Senator Tim Scott slams Nancy Pelosi’s claim that Republicans are trying to get away with murder | Daily Mail Online

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I intend to donate to whomever challenges her for that seat!

Put my money where my mouth is!

She’s needs to be swept into History’s dustbin.

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Smart Society, Stupid People

Tyler Durden Sun, 06/21/2020 – 22:45 Authored by Jeffrey Tucker via The American Institute for Economic Research,

We’ve lived through the most bizarre experience of human folly in my lifetime, and perhaps in generations. Among the strangest aspects of this has been the near universal failure on the part of regular people, and even the appointed “experts” (the ones the government employs, in any case), to have internalized anything about the basics of viruses that my mother understands, thanks to her mother before who had a solid education in the subject after World War II.

Source: Smart Society, Stupid People

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This has been nothing but “good crisis not to waste” by the politicians and bureaucrats.  With the Big Media and “celebrities” piling on!

So stupid.  Maybe “they” need to load up the trains and clear out the gene pool?

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Botched Tests, $1,200 Checks for Dead Marred U.S. Virus Response

The Internal Revenue Service issued about 1.1 million economic stimulus payments worth $1.4 billion to people who have recently died, which largely went to their next of kin. The IRS has said that recipients of those payments should return the money, but many people may be unaware that they are required to do so.

Source: Botched Tests, $1,200 Checks for Dead Marred U.S. Virus Response

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Why am I NOT surprised?

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Safely opening PDFs received by e-mail (or fax?!)

Many election administrators in U.S. states and counties need to receive and open PDF files from voters. Some of these administrators receive these PDFs as e-mail attachments. These may be filled-out voter registration forms, or even voted ballots from UOCAVA (overseas and military) voters .

Source: Safely opening PDFs received by e-mail (or fax?!)

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“Internet return of voted ballots is inherently insecure; that’s a separate issue and I’ll discuss it below.”

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The internet was not designed to be secure.

No amount of kludges, bolt ons, or widgets is going to make it so.

To be secure, it needs to be re-engineered.

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