ALERT - DHS: We May Declare Elections System 'Critical Infrastructure'

I interrupt these regular pie fights of nothing burgers with an important update from Sane Progressive and the DHS wanting to declare our election systems "critical infrastructure".

Stop and think about that, if you can pull yourself away from gossiping at the water cooler, what would the "potential" be, if DHS took over our election systems?

Are our elections important to you? Just saying....

From Sane Progressive:

This should scare the heck out of you people!

The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) [yes, there's an association for everything] has just announced its selections to head up a DHS "working group" tackling "election infrastructure cybersecurity." Like any committee formed in response to a hot-button topic, the appointees are better known for their years of tenure in government positions than their technical acumen, as the ACLU's Chris Soghoian points out.

4 state gov officials, 0 tech experts, appointed to new DHS Election Infrastructure Cybersecurity Working Group. https://t.co/jKH3SScpd4
— Christopher Soghoian (@csoghoian) September 1, 2016

4 state gov officials, 0 tech experts, appointed to new DHS Election Infrastructure Cybersecurity Working Group.

About the only thing the appointees have going for them is that they fit the description: all four are state-level secretaries of state. Beyond that, there's very little to indicate they're qualified to take on cybersecurity issues.

None of these people have any expertise in Security issues or Election equipment / systems. Gee, how has that worked out before?

If you can pull yourself away for 10 minutes from gossiping and please at least sign the petition, that would be nice. Drinks

Sign the petition - White House Petition.

Links:

From Townhall.com
"DHS: We May Declare Elections System 'Critical Infrastructure' "

Press Release Announcing Formation of DHS Cybersecurity Election
Infrastructure Working Group:

Alex Padilla - California Issues:

See her YT page for more info links.

You can either continue yaking at the water cooler over nothing burgers or help out and try and save our country and our election systems.

RR Drinks

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that whole Russia thing with the DNC. Best way to spin it - the Russians will effect US elections, cyber-security NOW! OMG America!!! Squirrel!!!!!

Scary shit, but not wholly unexpected either I guess.

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...last night I got to hang out with Greg Palast and watch his upcoming film, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, which will premier in NY next week.

Signed and confirmed the petition.

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The political revolution continues

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n/t

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Alex Padilla of California is a Russian
Debbie Wassermann Schultz is a Russian
Governor Cuomo is a Russian
Seth Rich was a Russian

Look, Debbie, as much as I love your show, you obviously don't know a Russian when you see one!
Here's a few more examples that you have overlooked:
Edward Snowden is a Russian--or at least he is hiding out there
Julian Assange is a Russian.

/s/

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hell, I'm a damn Russian (lol)

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Well ... I'm reading a book by Svetlana Alexievich. Does that count?

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Ouch--couldn't resist the pun.

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Confirmed too.

This slimy shit's got to stop!

Sad

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I am not sure about that.

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Or maybe the Chinese version, where the Party announces the selection candidate and the people confirm it by a plurality of 98%. Those who dissent are sent to "re-education".

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Vowing To Oppose Everything Trump Attempts.

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Signed, this is insane stuff they are trying to pull.

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So long, and thanks for all the fish

If there was an organization left which could be trusted to actually uphold the US Constitution and work for the public good, I'd say that careful electoral oversight by a reliable org. in turn being overseen itself, perhaps by some (randomly selected from volunteers?) citizen's group? is essential, as it so obviously is. There should be a central authority, something like... maybe a Justice Department? or something like it? to protect the Constitutional rights of citizens throughout the US... too bad there seems to be no 'there', there. Just a solid mass of corruption barely leavened by a few clear spots, here and there.

This sounds more like the only way it seems Hillary is going to 'win' - having the routinely unconstitutional officially disenfranchise the people for the last time it'll probably ever be necessary.

Edit: this is evidently part of the set-up for what's supposed to be a quiet transfer of power belonging to the American people and merely granted by them to their representatives in order that they may use them, in the course of their duties, for the public good to ruthless self-interests intent on global capture.

Since Congress unconstitutionally ceded their delegated power over the stream of corporate coups to follow the promoted passage of the initial TPP, I have read of other instances of this surrender of borrowed powers occurring among various public services/servants. Seems to me that this is, rather obviously, a shift toward handing over the powers of the American people to this hostile global corporate take-over, first removing them from the reach of the people who own them. I suspect that this has been arranged so that excuses regarding their inability to use the people's delegated powers will not involve explaining their new corporate serfdom until the people have been further drained into helpless submission.

Such traitorous acts cannot be regarded, as is claimed, as 'legal and binding', and there must be an appropriate legal response where the traitors are imprisoned for their high crimes.

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A tin labeled 'coffee' may be a can of worms or pathology identified by a lack of empathy/willingness to harm others to achieve personal desires.