August 2014

How Political Scientists Can Test Internet Voting Security

A public policy debate is brewing in the United States concerning whether or not our election technology should include Internet voting. While there are many dimensions to this debate, generally people are asking “if I can bank online and shop online, why can’t I vote online?”

Suggestion for Thom

Thom I suggest you investigate the Governor of Puerto Rico, Alejandro Garcia Padilla. He has made a promise to union members to attempt to achieve his economic goals without forcing layoffs. I saw an interview on Bloomberg where the Bloomberg rep was grilling him for enacting policies along the lines of what you have suggested. He is very bright and seems ready to defend his ideas. I think you would really find him an interesting person to interview.

Bumper sticker spotted in Boulder

Democrats see the glass as half full,

Republicans think they own the glass.

NO Presidential Permit!: Enbridge Energy orders State Dept devise an Environmental Study permitting 800,000 barrels/day of dirty Canadian Tar Sands to cross U.S. soil.

Washington’s progress on the climate apocalypse is coming along just swimmingly! An alternative title for this post would be “Kerry fellates Enbridge to deliver on approval Enbridge ordered from Obama”

This from a recent postcard from Goldman Sachs’ U.S. State Department:

“Project Update: Proposed Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership Line 67 Expansion Project

Public Official Above the Law, Tax Breaks and Voter Fraud

This news article should be of interest to Thom since it involves his home state of Michigan. The headline is "Top aide to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder claiming principal property tax exemptions in 2 states". The headline doesn't tell the whole story. The first line in the article is as follows. "A top aide to Michigan Gov.

NPR lies, using information from CIA owned companies, to help the CIA trash Snowden

Read the website that our fascist government security forces don't want you to read. It is the same website that they have forbidden their own underlings to read.

This particular link shows how NPR has been used by the CIA to spew propaganda against Edward Snowden in trying to justify Snowden as having helped Al Qaeda improve their encrypted communications. (ie: "aiding the enemy")

Our Congress Wouldn't Dare!

Samsung under pressure to spend

By on August 22, 2014

Life Of Death, through the loss of my mom.

With some recent loss of Robin Williams, I felt the need to share my thoughts on death through my mom's passing two years ago. I hope my sharing helps others. Please see link to page below.


Breathing problem all in my mind

A story almost 30 years in the making, it began when I was five years old. After breaking my nose I ran home bleeding, my father refused to take me to the hospital. "You're okay" he said, and I believed him.

Some fifteen years later I started having difficulties breathing through my nose and sought medical aid. Easy fix, I had a deviated septum and had the surgery to correct this.

Obama rings “Bush-ian” as the start of long extended campaign against ISIS is rebranded for weary American Public.

There is just too god damn much money in permanent war and too easy to foot the cost against social policies for the 99%.

And who knows where this campaign will lead us or how it will blow back. Our actions will have consequences in the minds of many.

My condolences to the family of the slain journalist.

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Prison for Miscarriages?

Thom plus logo Mike Pence's and the GOP's war on women took a sinister turn this week when Planned Parenthood was forced to abandon Title X funding; they can no longer get payment for serving low income women for cancer screenings and STD treatments.