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Thursday, October 17, 2019

How Trump could win in Wisconsin! Ohio! Where Else? Vote Suppression ...

Will courts approve voter suppression?  A GOP court will!

Conservative legal group alleges Elections Commission in contempt of court

The conservative legal group leading a lawsuit against the Wisconsin Elections Commission's handling of the state's voter rolls is calling on the commission to be held in contempt of court for failing to follow through with a controversial voter purge. 
On Thursday, the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty announced it is asking the circuit court to hold the Elections Commission in contempt and fine it up to $12,000 per day until it carries out Ozaukee County Judge Paul Malloy's Dec. 17 order to purge thousands of registered voters who may have moved to a different address off the rolls. 
The case is before a state Appeals Court, but the conservative-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court is likely to take it up. ...
Gerrymandering hurts us all and polarizes politics as WI GOP continues to use its minority status to wield power.

Complaint could make up to 234K Wisconsin voters ineligible, Associated Press SCOTT BAUER ,Associated Press•October 16, 201

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — More than a quarter-million voters in Wisconsin identified as having moved could be made ineligible to vote before next year's presidential primary election if a complaint filed Wednesday by a conservative law firm is successful.
The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty argues that the state Elections Commission broke the law when it decided to wait up to two years, rather than 30 days, to make ineligible voters who may have moved. The complaint asks for that decision to be immediately revoked, which could lead to as many as 234,000 voters losing their eligibility until they can confirm their addresses or re-register.
The outcome could affect how many voters are able to cast ballots in both the April presidential primary and November 2020 general election in Wisconsin, a key swing state that both sides are targeting. President Donald Trump narrowly won the state by less than 23,000 votes in 2016.
The concern from liberals is that younger and lower income voters who are more likely to vote Democratic are also more likely to be flagged as movers. The result, they fear, is that more Democrats would be made ineligible than Republicans, making it more difficult for them to vote. ...

Ohio Was Set to Purge 235,000 Voters. It Was Wrong About 20% NY Times.

When Ohio released a list of people it planned to strike from its voting rolls, around 40,000 people shouldn’t have been on it. The state only found out because of volunteer sleuthing.

How #Trump could win in #Wisconsin !  #Ohio ! #VoteSuppression follows from #Gerrymandering ... #GOP Legislature and EX-Gov #Walker #Vos #DefeatVos  #Fitzgerald #DefeatFitzgerald

Friday, October 11, 2019

Groper In Chief: Donald #Trump Allegedly Hid Behind a Tapestry to #GropeWoman at #Mar-a-Lago

Donald Trump Allegedly Hid Behind a Tapestry to Grope a Woman at Mar-a-Lago in the Early 2000s

While the president has publicly faced allegations from two dozen women, this book reveals another 43 allegations of alleged inappropriate behavior, including 26 instances of unwanted sexual contact. In this exclusive excerpt from All the President's Women, Levine and El-Faizy investigate an alleged wave of unwanted touching that preceded his proposal to Melania Knauss, including a disturbing instance of groping at Mar-a-Lago. —Adrienne Westenfeld 

Groper In Chief: Donald #Trump Allegedly Hid Behind a Tapestry to #GropeWoman at #Mar-a-Lago in the Early 2000s - #Impeach Trump - oh ! wait ! He did it before he was #President :( 

Thursday, October 10, 2019

VOS - 'Drunk With Power': State Assembly Approves Gubernatorial Veto Change

'Drunk With Power': State Assembly Approves Gubernatorial Veto Change - WPR

The state Assembly approved a rule change Thursday that gives Republicans unlimited shots at overriding gubernatorial vetoes.
The measure passed 61-35, with all Assembly Republicans voting in favor and Democrats voting against.
Under the new rule, the GOP-controlled Assembly will get as many chances as legislators would like to reach the necessary two-thirds threshold to override vetoes made by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers. Current law only allows one veto override attempt.
Current law also says a two-thirds vote is only required by members "present" at the time of the vote — opponents of the proposed change say that would make it possible for Republicans to call multiple override votes with little notice and without Democratic attendance. They say that could open up Wisconsin to a situation similar to one seen earlier this year in North Carolina, when GOP lawmakers held an important vote while Democratic lawmakers were away attending a 9/11 memorial service
Vos on safe COVID-19 election ... perspectives

#DefeatVos  #VOS - 'Drunk With Power': #WI #Assembly Approves Gubernatorial Veto Change - #WPR - end #Gerrymandering #VoterId #VoterSuppression 

#DefeatVos  #VOS - 'Drunk With Power': #WI #Assembly Approves Gubernatorial Veto Change - #WPR - end #VOS #Gerrymandering in Chief - #VoterId #VoterSuppression 

Pacific Gas & Electric - Deregulation Reduces CA to Appalling Uncertainty

A generation of short-run profit maximization for shareholders (not in the public interest) has combined with conditions of drought and climate leading to projections of shutting off the power in many parts of California.  Fire risk from high winds is the worry;  where we have built houses; forestry management practices are at the root of the problem supposedly?

Or are they the problem or is it the drive to deregulate.  Why can't PG&E turn around safety inspections in a day or less.  Is infrastructure being maintained ... what is the PG&E workforce composition today ... what was it 10 years ago?

This kind of trade off happens all too often.  The costs to people of losing a home are ignored.

See from over two years ago -

Private & Corporate Greed vs Public Good & Neighbors - Why Regulation? Perfect Poster Child
...I have an engineering friend who deals with zoning and regulation all the time.  He is glad to have some government "rules" or he would be building high rises without sprinkler systems - because the customer would want it that way in order to compete with other builders. ...

Pacific Gas & Electric #PG&E - #Deregulation Reduces #CA to Appalling Uncertainty - No #Power to the People - #Profits first

Monday, October 7, 2019

Who is being duped? > How The U.S. Hacked ISIS ?!

How The U.S. Hacked ISIS ?!

They began moving through the ISIS networks they had mapped for months. Participants describe it like watching a raid team clearing a house, except it was all online. Logging into accounts they had followed. Using passwords they discovered. Then, just as their move through targets started to accelerate, a roadblock: a security question. A standard, "what was your high school mascot"-type security question.
The question: "What is the name of your pet?"
The room quieted down.
"And we're stuck dead in our tracks," Neil said. "We all look to each other and we're like, what can we do? There's no way we're going to get in. This is going to stop the 20 or 30 targets after this."
Then an analyst stood up in the back of the room.
"Sir, 1-2-5-7," he said.
"We're like, what?" Neil says.
"Sir, 1-2-5-7."

I guess this is ok and strategic but it does concern me.  The same tools and techniques can be used against us.  After 9/11 the government illegally listened in on our phone calls for a longtime before being uncovered and stopped.  What is going on now with "foreign governments" with Congress being blocked, in a general sense, from oversight is alarming in these times.  Large corporations are not held accountable for illegally cooperating with the government.  Targeting journalists, like Jamal Khashoggi, has evidently been done by other governments and is even included in the NPR story. Tools used by journalists, let alone the rest of us, make them vulnerable and I doubt they are really secure (WhatsApp is owned by FB after all).  The interference, like dropped connections, may be just frustrating but also deadly.  The story has a "tell" ... can you believe they could say "FIRE" and not anticipate "password security questions" for potentially aborting such a high level program ... who is being duped?

Who is being #duped? > How The U.S. Hacked #ISIS ?!  #Journalists #NPR - Remember #GlomarChallenger #CoverStory #HowardHughes