Yes, that George Soros, who was in the Hitler Youth, who therefore can be described as a "former card-carrying Nazi" without any fear of libel or slander, who now spends gobs of money trying to elect Democrats in the United States (far, far more money than any foreigner ought to be allowed to donate) in order to wreck our society and turn us socialist. (Who made that fortune, I might add, in the most capitalist of ways: trading currency.)
Furthermore, upper-tier executives of Dominon are mysteriously going missing. As in, "Bill? WTF, Bill, you can't leave yet! We haven't decided where to dump the sales records for Michigan and Georgia! BILL???" Meanwhile, Bill is heading for the local airport at Warp Factor 8 to catch the noon flight to Bora Bora, one way, no return.
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HAA HA HA! I am such a kidder. No, Bill is actually heading for whichever European country doesn't have an extradition treaty with the US, so he can live in a first-world country with WiFi and indoor plumbing and hookers and blow, and all the other luxuries he's used to. And have access to his Swiss bank account to pay for it all.
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Vox Day helpfully provides a digest of the big press conference that the mainstream media mostly ignored. Point 8:
8. Voting machines and software are allegedly owned by companies with ties to the Venezuelan regime and to left-wing donor George Soros. Sidney Powell argued that U.S. votes were being counted overseas, and that Dominion voting machines and Smartmatic software were controlled by foreign interests, manipulating algorithms to change the results.That right there is more than bad enough, but there's more.
"As Giuliani himself said, anyone who says there is 'no evidence' of mass voter fraud is lying." Lying, or so delusional he belongs in a psych ward.
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Limbaugh was talking about this today and said something that I objected to. I didn't think he was quite right.
He said that "the machines were set up to cheat, but they were overwhelmed by the number of Trump votes and had to be shut down!" Something like that, anyway. Limbaugh is reasonably tech-savvy, but FFS he uses a Mac.
Here's what I expect happened:
Democrats expected demographics to play the same way they always do, and so set up machines in heavily Republican districts to bend the curve towards Biden. The more people voted for Trump, the more votes got changed into Biden votes.
But their pre-election information was flawed. They didn't realize that a nontrivial percentage of blacks and hispanics were going to vote for Trump--far more than they expected, far more than they'd planned on--and when they looked at the votee totals they realized that despite everything they'd done, Trump won a landslide and the vote was well beyond the margin of cheat.
The machines had been set to cheat, but they had not been set to cheat enough.
They'd intended to cheat all along, pulled all the usual tricks they pull and some new ones besides (such as "mail-in voting", which is far different, and less secure, than the absentee balloting process) but they didn't cheat ENOUGH TO WIN. They were short by a significant margin.
So about 7, 8 PM CDT on election night, they panicked. Trump was up something like 900,000 votes in Pennsylvania alone! So they stopped the counts wherever they could and set people to manufacturing fresh ballots, and ejected the GOP poll watchers, and did a crapton of other left-wing totalitarianist dickwad things, confident that their friends in the press would cover for them. Then, once the manufactured votes started coming in, off they went to the races.
They panicked and got ham-fisted with the remedies they took to alleviate the danger of a Trump victory. Absent those ham-handed actions (stopping the counts, for example, putting up the sight blocks so GOP watchers couldn't see, the postmaster at a USPS facility having mail-in ballots backdated, etc) they might have gotten away with it.
I still don't know who is going to be President next year. The Democrats have always gotten away with this shit before (such as the 1960 election) and they have the press on their side, as well as a great number of state governments who are actively trying to push Biden across the finish line. But this thing stinks to high heaven, and that odor is not improving, and if this thing plays out the way I think it does, we have about two weeks before the lid blows off all this.
The Democrats have to suppress this, somehow, because if they don't it's going to ruin their political fortunes for a generation at least. I'm trying to figure out what Trump has on them that would lead them to try to steal an election like this in the first place; they've always cheated, but prior to this year it's been subtle, not bleeding obvious like it is now.
It helps (by that, I mean, "it helps the Democrats") that the proof we've been shown is all statistical. The median intellect in our culture thinks "math is hard" and gives up there, and doesn't care about the way that statistics reflect reality. You can explain to them, until you're blue in the face, how altering the vote counts will make a curve that is clearly artificial in origin, but they don't know enough math to understand "natural" versus "unnatural" distributions of random data and they won't care.
...but that's exactly why the legal team hasn't told anyone exactly what they have. They have scores of witnesses and tons of other proof--they outlined what they had without discussing particulars--and just the discussion they had today during their press conference should have been enough to outrage anyone with half a freaking care for the fortunes and history of the USA.
A lot of people believe the mainstream media because they want to believe the election is honest. We will have to rub their noses in the fact that it was not...and when they learn the unpleasant truth, a lot of them are going to be very, very angry.
Ace characterizes this not as an attempt to steal an election, but as a coup. I'm not sure he's wrong.
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In Wayne County, Michigan, the Republican canvassers trusted their Democrat counterparts. Which was a mistake.
Proving, once more, that you should never, ever, strike a deal with parties you know to be untrustworthy without requiring them to deliver their side of it first. And a Trump Recount Committee staffer openly states that the raid in Germany was real, the data is being analyzed, and that serious civil unrest is expected once it becomes clear that the globalist color revolution in the USA has failed."The raid in Germany" is about the mystery server which supposedly shows that Trump won enough votes to make the electoral vote count come to 410 Trump, 128 Biden.
There's a link to a video in there and if you go to about 2m45s you get the confirmation that they have the German server. Paraphrased from that segment: The fact that "Dominion" and "Smartmatic" have become household words in America is driving the Democrat leadership insane.
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The left wants to "reeducate" or just kill Trump supporters.
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Faux News is tanking since they gave the right wing the finger on election night. Go woke, go broke. Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch.
What's especially tasty is me using "Faux News" and all the left-wingers thinking that I agree with them about that channel being nothing but right-wing propaganda.
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Man, today has just been a day. Plus side, we have our bird for next week. I couldn't find one that appealed which was under 14 lbs, though. Guess all the small ones have been snatched up....
Still, 95% of the T-day shopping is done. Still need a few minor sundries, but we'll get there.
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I've been rereading Hayate the Combat Butler on Mangadex. I've already gotten to one of my favorite lines: "Next time, I'll bring a stronger hamster!"
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I'm going to have a 3.8333-day weekend next week. Friday I have to go in to work for a few hours to change batteries in the UPSes in the server room. I suggested it would take four hours to accomplish. Probably it will take a lot less than that, in which case I get to go lollygag in my office for the remainder of the time. And even better, I don't have to be there at 8 AM to do it!
These batteries have needed changing for more than a year; one UPS died because its battery was never changed. Did you know that lead-acid batteries can swell? I didn't:
To get those out of the UPS, I had to disassemble the frame. The guy in charge of the infrastructure said, "Don't bother putting it back together. We're just going to replace it."
The plant will be shut down entirely, so I won't be interrupting anyone's phone calls or teleconferences when I unplug the switches.
There was another UPS, at a different site, that uses similar batteries which had the same sort of failure. Turns out that when the batteries get to that stage, they short-circuit and get hot. So there I was, levering bad batteries out of a UPS that were almost too hot to handle. They remained hot for quite some time after I took them out of the thing.
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Well--just about time for bed. Friday, then the weekend. Can't complain.