Berto Jongman: Social Media OSINT Largely Worthless — Russian Trolls Confuse US Butts in Seats w/o a Clue

Russia’s Troll Army Is Making Life Harder for US Spies

US Spies Find Open Source Investigations Worthless, Blame ‘Russian Trolls’

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Aug 20

Berto Jongman: DIY 4G Broadband for Farmers

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Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

The farmer who was so sick of poor internet signal he built a DIY mast – and now it’s giving him superfast broadband

  • Farmer Richard Guy, 60, battled for years with slow internet signal at home
  • He noticed his mobile’s 4G was faster than broadband provided by BT
  • So he built his a wooden telephone mast, on which he set up a 4G adaptor
  • Father-of-two is now enjoying ‘perfect’ internet access at super-fast speed
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Aug 19

CounterPunch: Robert Steele on Counter-Coup – How Trump Can Win By Restoring Integrity to the Electoral Process and the US Government

counterpunch squareCounter-Coup: How Trump Can Win

Trump may self-destruct but he has the power to change everything. The article discusses seven specific things Trump could do that would enable the election of an honest effective Independent government in 2016 .

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Aug 14

Robert Steele: Open Power Electoral Reform Revisited

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Robert David STEELE Vivas

Robert David STEELE Vivas

There is a gradual awakening occurring among groups that have been focused on individual electoral reform issues. They are not yet ready to converge and make “total electoral reform”  the litmus test for every candidate for public office, but some small signs of progress are present.Lawrence Lessig seems to be evolving away from his single issue focus on getting money out of politics, and now has a three-item Citizen Equality Act of 2017 that bring together three of the eleven items below: universal registration, tightly-drawn districts, and public funding of all qualified candidates.

The list of electoral reform has grown from eight to ten items, adding universal registration (with opt out) and open primaries to the original eight items.Below is a short summary of each of the ten, along with cautionary comments from Richard Winger. This post is intended as a starting point for further reflections and discussions and is subject to refinement as others might wish.

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Aug 14