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Weekend Watching: Hacking Democracy

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Thanks Michael...

A great watch. Behind the curtain, everyone kind of knows this is going on, but to actually see it is chilling.

The worst IMO was in Ohio. The "recount" of "randomly selected" votes cast on 3% of the actual ballots. I agree statistically, 3% of RANDOMLY selected votes is enough to ensure the system is working correctly, but, the Ballot Chair, who already knew what the totals were, had her peons pick those ballots which were supposed to be "randomly selected" so the numbers of that re-count matched the numbers of the final. What is worse, they basically stacked them, Bush on one side contenders on the other to make the fraud move more quickly. They didn't even try and hide it (this is literally stacking the deck). The topper to it all, she just said she was doing what they always do, no guilty feelings, no real care whatsoever for what was going on. This is where it's officially beyond corrupt, when people in charge are actively participating in FRAUD and not even knowing it...

I mean, what is in it for her, if she finds a problem...

1. She looks bad and might lose her job
2. She has to do more work
3. She calls into question everyone above her, down to the purchasing agent of the machines, even indicting the company who made the machines.

Bottom line, just like the federal reserve, we have given too much power to a Government Sponsored Enterprise. In the hands of a private company held accountable would be preferable, but a GSE is the worst of the worst.

Pointless Video

Why people who hold republican ideals would complain about the integrity of the democratic process in a nation that was never meant to be a democracy is beyond me. If anything you should be complaining that we are far too democratic. If politicians didn't care about buying votes, whether they are legitimate or not, we would never have gotten in this mess in the first place.

Seems we have been wasting our efforts

getting elected as delegates and campaigning for Ron Paul.

We should now be getting elected as vote counters!

How Do you do that?

That's a great idea. Know how to go about it?

skippy

Have you Noticed?

The ATM machines at the banks are Diebold. Scary that the same machines that trick us out of our votes also count our money at the ATM's.

skippy

uuummmmm.......

this is completely stupid.....it is a simple program....sellect the candidate of your choice....and add the totals.....why is this a COMPLEX computer program????????? It boggles my mind that we even believe this can only be done by complex machines and big corporations....GIVE ME A FRIKKIN BREAK.... Electronic voting has been RIPE for coruption from DAY ONE.....

.....and the sad thing is that the majority of the population just accepts that this is some "complex" thing....just as we accept that economics can ONLY be understood by people with special degrees and that work in the field of banking and finance....

BULL SHIT.....ALL OF IT...

No One

asked us if we want them and they don't care even if we don't.

skippy

I believe

I believe the entire Gore/Bush ballad fight was all show, so that they could implement all these electronic voting machines. I could be wrong, since I haven't researched everything completely, but it seems that way.

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Yup. Simple programs, dead easy to hack into.

Drone hijacked by hackers from Texas college with $1,000 spoofer
http://www.dailypaul.com/243623/drone-hijacked-by-hackers-fr...

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A new low in dumbness or a new high in tyranny.

Either way, we're screwed. What I really see is that it's actually both. There is no way to fix this when people are presented with solid evidence of rigging, yet fail to comprehend its significance. The question of whether voting is meaningless has been answered in the affirmative.

Thanks

Shared on Facebook too, hopefully to the benefit of several of my well meaning but suckered friends.

Illustration: http://www.jessedavidyoung.com

EXCELLENT! well worth the

EXCELLENT! well worth the time. I always figured the machines rigged the outcomes, now I know how!It is mind blowing at the end, when they prove that write in ballot tabulation is just as easily rigged as the electronic voting machines. You end up feeling that voting, until this is exposed and resolved, is totally pointless, be it Federal, State or local elections...It's really heartbreaking to have what you suspected might be happening , proven, without a doubt, to be true. One of the investigators, at the end, breaks down in tears at the implications of the irrefutable proof. And it is powerful sad...

Thanks for posting this Michael!

If my need to be RIGHT is greater than my desire for TRUTH, then I will not recognize it when it arrives ~ Libertybelle

tell me your votes

those machines are as credible as my ear being the official ballot box. "i will give the final counts once you all cast your votes to my ear"

Uncounted: The New Math of American Elections

Before there was Hacking Democracy there was Uncounted. Its great that you posted this up. Great movies with lots of information.

Uncounted:

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pisBdNLmo-A&feature=share&lis...

YouTube link...

For others like myself who cannot view the video via hulu.

Hacking Democracy - Running time 1h:21m:58s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYIezJyhGWY

Would have been fun if...

... we could tamper with the election results, NOT to win it BUT to raise the public awareness to that there is a massive fraud going on and that elections are easily rigged. Something like subtracting X votes from all candidates and giving it to a fictional candidate like Donald Duck. It would be very important that this is not done for our own benefit because that would make us no better that the ones who actually cheat. I may not be an American but your election affects us too.

I had the pleasure

of meeting Bev Harris up in NH during the 2008 republican recount.We found a boatload of discrepancies, the recount cost over $60k funded by grassroots donations, Vicki Carp brought in an attorney for 1 day which cost her $2k of her own, he said that we had a real case there to expose the vote tampering, he also said that this case could make or break an attorneys career. he would not pursue, but knew an attorney that would...with a $50k retainer. Unfortunately we were tapped and could not raise that amount of cake. I chased Butch and Hoppy around the state 1 day picking up ballots, covering 350 miles and $150 in gas, yes my own money. All totaled I am sure I spent hundreds of my own as many others did as well. Bottom line, we need lawyers guns and money to stop this crap. Any takers?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjCQHAcGSCs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iM4mDFiwsU

I remember all of that. And

I remember all of that. And then, the state responded by changing the rules so that there are no recounts allowed and people are no longer allowed to see the ballots, ever. Basically, they locked the ballot process down like Ft. Knox so us "little" people could no longer monitor the integrity of our elections here in NH.

Blessings )o(

An Urgent Message For America

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jt44D6ZlFKI

Trevor Loudon video going viral:

"olitical author and researcher Trevor Loudon presents key findings from his extensive research -- identifying President Obama's inner circle of friends, socialist supporters, and the mentors who dramatically influenced his political perspective. His findings are eye-opening because the mainstream media has consistently refused to inform the American public about Barack Obama's motivations and underlying ideology. With the
approaching 2012 elections, it is critically important that voters have a clear
understanding of what they can expect if he is re-elected.

Mr. Loudon describes himself as, "... a political researcher from Christchurch, New Zealand. "I believe in freedom with responsibility, not freedom from responsibility. My ideal society is one in which government is confined to protecting its citizens from criminals and external enemies. I believe in working with all those who are moving in broadly the same direction."

Russia's Nikita Khrushchev once threatened the USA with "We will bury you." This victory would occur without firing a shot because the working class of America would become Communists and replace Capitalism. That prophecy
is now being fulfilled by President Barack Obama, according to Mr. Loudon.

According to Glenn Beck, "Trevor Loudon does the job that few in the media ever attempt. This eye-opening book is proof that one person really can make a difference, especially when they have no agenda other than finding the truth."
"

No Man's need constitutes an obligation on the part of another man to fulfill that need.

Being from New Zealand myself, I am

familiar with Trevor Loudon, and the Act Party that he was Vice President in.

While libertarians may agree with much of the Act Party's economic policies, they are not libertarians. They are neo-liberals.

They are known in New Zealand as the 'law and order' people, always pressing for harsher punishments/sentencing and strong policing powers for the government.

"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!" - Patrick Henry

Open source

It is the only way to ensure the machines are not cheating us. And writing secure tabulation software isn't exactly rocket science either. I bet there is a great business opportunity here that could benefit mankind with a relatively minimal investment. A totally transparent system with verifiable safeguards against compromise.

Bah, the government would never buy it... transparency and government is an oxymoron.

Still...

Good Deal Michael!

I wanted to watch this and qued it up on Hulu this weekend ... What a coincindence

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

Funny How

I have been posting the need to see this video on DP for months and nobody ever mentioned it. Glad to see it's on the front page now because everyone should know about this!

skippy

Maybe you made a difference.

;)