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Bernie Bots and Russian Bros: DNC Conversation Control on Social Media Plans to Make All Opposition a Conspiracy

The Democratic National Committee has been attacking all opposition as vaguely Russian since before the party convention they rigged with white noise generators in 2016. Following the embarrassing defeat in the general election of their chosen one, they have sought to control the conversation with tools to eliminate any voice that opposes a very narrow politic they consider correct.

 

How the Democratic Primary Can Be Rigged in New Hampshire

New Hampshire is a piece of America that is idolized but rarely examined. The popular image of small towns, direct democracy, strong traditions of in person public life and the very concept of a town hall meeting are neatly filed in the American public consciousness under the words “New Hampshire” and “Vermont”. New Hampshire, which in recent statistics votes 53% Republican in General Elections, is the first direct vote primary in this election season and a traditional momentum builder for any presidential contender.

 

Democratic National Committee to Take Control and Repair Iowa Caucus Vote Count as the role of the Intelligence Community Comes to Light

Hoping to bury the scandal of outright election fraud the Iowa Democratic Party waited until the country was settling in for Trump's yearly state of his campaign address to Congress and the mandatory publicity stunts that accompany such theater to announce some of the results of their failed caucus. 40% of precincts had reported by 5pm eastern time yesterday, February 5th. Two hours later it was 60%. As of the time of this writing 20 hours later the Guardian UK is showing a barely interactive map with 70.82% of precincts reporting.

 

Polling Manipulation and Suppression in Iowa. How did it Happen and who did it?

The Des Moines Register is THE newspaper of Iowa. Because Iowa is the first to vote in the primary season, polls and endorsements from this paper have been seen as the most important. Iowa wins build momentum. This year, there has been no final poll. The poll was pulled at the last minute, for secret and conflicting reasons and not shown to the public. This is the first time this has happened. For 19 presidential elections the poll has been a predictor and a driver of votes and momentum. How and why was this historic action taken? Who did it? What is their interest?

 

Activists Protesting the Murder of Julius Tate Arrested by Police, Scolded by White Mayor at High Priced Convention Center Gala

The is no good reason for me to know the name Julius Tate Jr. There is one bad reason. Julius Tate Jr. was a teenager out with his girlfriend in his own neighborhood. He was a young guy enjoying his life and I am some older guy that lives alone and writes detailed articles on technology and surveillance. He had excited young people things to be doing and I have boring old nerd guy stuff to be forever behind on. He will never know my name because the life he was enjoying was ended by a Columbus SWAT officer without warning while he was unarmed and accused of no crime.

 

FBI Cybersecurity Chief Amy Hess Found the First Problem She Could not Solve and Ran to Apple who Promptly Knuckled Under

Amy Hess is a very good strategic thinker in terms of both doing her job and building a private empire within the Godzilla sized bureaucracy that is the national security state. When she asks Apple for help with an IPhone problem, that makes it a problem worth noting. The fact that this problem was similar to a problem that confounded her old boss, now former FBI Director James Comey, is telling. The fact that the two were at loggerheads over the issue is also telling.

 

The Micro Surveillance and Micromanagement of the New College Student

I should have seen this pile of dystopian fecal matter stack up long before it reached eyeball height. In 2010 I had a friend who had been run off campus of the cult that called itself Cedarville Bible College for professing her (very white, very liberal) feminism. She was permitted to graduate but not permitted on campus except for class and chapel. She still had her meal card although she was not permitted to eat there because it had a magnetic stripe that would be swiped to record her attendance at church which was mandatory every day of the week.

 

Signs that the Fix is In: Murdering Vice Cop Andrew Mitchell to Settle on Civil Rights Charges

The involvement of the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division in the affairs of the Columbus Police Department stretches back more than 20 years. Every instance to their intervention follows the same pattern. Local outrage leads to court cases which then lead to attorneys involved which then leads to the Justice Department stepping in. What follows next is a change in presidential administrations which leads to a change priorities, or in the case of the Trump administration outright removal of the pretense of priorities, which is then followed by half measures or consequences.

 

US Government Censorship of Instagram Masquerades as Sanctions

It began when Iranian soccer player Alireza Jahanbakhsh posted a photo of the late Iranian Quds force Commander General Soleimani after his death. Jahanbakhsh said Instagram had removed that post. Within hours the International Federation of Journalists reported that at least fifteen Iranian journalists have had their profiles suspended. After that Multiple Iranian newspapers and other media outlets reported being banned from the platform.

 

Mike Pompeo's war was planned long before the first shot killed Soleimani

The world can stop wondering if last night's apparently less than effective missile attacks by Iran on three US airbases in Iraq are the one and done of a tit for tat round of posturing of two authoritarian regimes in crisis rallying their respective domestic political bases. This is not even the end of the beginning of a war.

 

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