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Ponietz

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Hometown: Northern NM
Home country: USA
Current location: Santa Fe/Taos
Member since: Thu Jun 28, 2018, 07:04 PM
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GA: Ossoff brings the hammer to Perdue

[link:https://twitter.com/thepubliususa/status/1321642895888273408?s=21|

Justice Thomas' wife boosts unsupported claims against Biden

[link:https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-clarence-thomas-media-amy-coney-barrett-social-media-d7df89f52e02c13ec0d2784a54cdc7f3|

The wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is using her Facebook page to amplify unsubstantiated claims of corruption by Joe Biden.
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Last week, she reposted a video that features Trump personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and the headline, “The Biden Crime Family: How They Made Millions.”

Again asking people to share the link, Thomas wrote, “The mainstream media does not want people to know the facts of what this video reveal.”

On Oct. 14, she pointed followers to an attack on philanthropist George Soros. “Who is really running the Democrat Party? The Soros family,” the shared link says, featuring photos of Soros relations with Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton.
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Tom Tomorrow -- Trump Tower of Terror

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Multiple reports of a low-flying plane, a flash and then the Luna fire

[link:https://www.taosnews.com/public-safety/luna-fire-chacon-taos-plane/article_52a83ac0-127e-11eb-bbfa-475137ee9728.html|

Andrew Sandoval, who lives in Luna Canyon, thinks he knows what started the now 9,000 acre Luna fire. The fire was first reported Saturday evening (Oct. 18) burning just a couple of miles from Chacon, New Mexico. Two days later, the fire remains zero percent contained, burning through hard to reach terrain, pushed by dry, hot and breezy conditions.

Sandoval was born and raised in the area and says he knows the deep canyons, ridges, forests and streams well. He grew up hunting and fishing them.

On Saturday evening (Oct. 18), at dusk around 7 p.m., Sandoval heard the drone of a big plane flying low up the canyon. “It wasn’t a Cessna, that’s for sure,” said Sandoval, who retired from New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

The plane had its lights on for night and was going slow. “I thought what in the world is going on,” he said. It wasn’t the first time he had seen a big plane flying up that way. About a year ago, he saw another one, flying the same route, he estimates only 300 feet off the ground.


I live southwest of this fire. For the past 2 years, about 1x week, C-130 planes have flown low over my village. I conjectured it was military pilot training for mountainous conditions but have been unable to learn anything else about it. This looks like the early stages of denial/cover-up.

Dump supporter pulls all stops in last 2 weeks

This November’s election, we’ve seen vandalism against political signs and even theft, but on Albuquerque family’s sign was stolen in a manner that shocked them. This family woke up to two surprises: their political sign was stolen and secondly, a naked man took off with it.

“We were at home sleeping in our beds when this transpired,” said Albuquerque local Kathryn Stuart.

For the first time ever, Stuart and her family put up a political sign in their yard. But over the weekend, this sign went missing. Stuart and her seven-year-old son checked their Ring camera to find out what happened and well, saw too much.

“There is a gentleman who is not wearing a stitch at all, not even shoes, who strolls as bold as he pleases up our driveway, pauses for a moment, looks right into the camera, and steals our Biden/Harris sign,” said Stuart. “It doesn’t come out right away, easily so you see him jerk quite angrily in the video and walks away, holding our sign.”


[link:https://www.krqe.com/news/albuquerque-metro/video-naked-man-steals-biden-harris-sign-from-albuquerque-yard/|

"I ran political advertising for Twitter. It's time for platforms to mute Trump."

[link:https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/10/19/twitter-mute-donald-trump/|

In just the past week, President Trump has retweeted a QAnon conspiracy theory alleging that Joe Biden and Barack Obama had SEAL Team 6 killed, called on supporters to form an army of poll watchers, asserted repeatedly that mailing in your ballot will result in a rigged election and tweeted four times in 11 minutes falsely tying unrest in Portland, Ore., to Biden.

Trump’s place as the first Twitter president is secure. He has used the platform to govern via tweeted policy announcements, to berate adversaries both domestic and abroad, to communicate with (and occasionally disparage) his own administration officials and to exhort his supporters to action. Trump has also effectively used Twitter to distract, deflect and drive the news narrative nearly every day since he descended the golden escalator in Trump Tower to launch his campaign in 2015.
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This is not unprecedented. Some nations impose a “silence period” before elections, during which campaigns pause all television and digital advertising (outside of get-out-the-vote activities). India, a nation with a sad history of violence between people and parties, uses this cooling-off period to allow voters to contemplate their decision without the cacophony of campaign communications.

In this case, however, the cooling-off period is necessary for the one candidate whose apparent sole motivation is to sow chaos and confusion around the ongoing election. Trump has already told his most dangerous supporters to “stand by.” Twitter and Facebook shouldn’t allow him to use their platforms to give violent actors the green light.

U.S. charges Russian intelligence officers in several high-profile cyberattacks

Source: Washington Post

The United States on Monday unsealed criminal charges against six Russian intelligence officers in connection with some of the world’s most damaging cyber attacks, including disruption of Ukraine’s power grid and releasing a mock ransomware virus — NotPetya — that infected computers globally causing billions of dollars in damage.

The alleged hackers are all members of the same military intelligence agency — the GRU — which was previously charged in connection with efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. But the new indictment does not charge these members with U.S. election interference.
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The charges lay out a breathtaking series of attacks and attempts attributed to the group, also known as Unit 74455 and which cybersecurity researchers have dubbed the Sandworm Team. That group, authorities say, also hacked computers supporting the 2018 Winter Olympics in Seoul, hacked and leaked emails of individuals involved in French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s campaign in 2017, and targeted the international and British organizations investigating the poisoning of former GRU officer Sergei Skripal in 2018 in Britain.
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In particular, it infected computers at dozens of hospitals, doctors’ offices and medical facilities in western Pennsylvania as well as a large drugmaker and a FedEx subsidiary, which collectively suffered nearly $1 billion in losses, officials said.



Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/russia-cyberattacks-election-interference/2020/10/19/51a84208-1208-11eb-bc10-40b25382f1be_story.html

Turns out Twitter isn't so bad when you read tweets that aren't from *

[link:https://twitter.com/joebiden/status/1317844887614771200?s=21|

Bar code error found in thousands of absentee ballot envelopes

Source: Santa Fe New Mexican

TAOS — A bar code error on the return envelopes for thousands of absentee ballots for Taos County and San Juan County voters sent election officials scrambling to resolve the problem Thursday.

Instead of the return envelope with the absentee ballot going to the county clerk to be counted, the incorrect bar code sends it back to the individual voter.

"The USPS is aware of this issue and has put a procedure in place to ensure all ballots are delivered to the county clerk," Alex Curtas, a spokesman for the New Mexico Secretary of State's Office, said in an email Friday.

"Voters who may have been affected by this issue should use NMVOTE.ORG to track their ballot or call their county clerk’s office to confirm receipt of their ballot. Voters should also be aware that they can drop their absentee ballot off at any polling location in their county," Curtas said.


Read more: https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/bar-code-error-found-in-thousands-of-absentee-ballot-envelopes/article_15b8d982-0fe3-11eb-b82b-b34a0854bef1.html



The error was made by 3rd party vendor Robis Elections and affects over 10,000 ballots in 2 counties. Staggering in its incompetence.

Woman who nodded, gave thumbs up behind Trump in Miami ran pro-Trump campaign in 2018

A woman who gained internet fame for nodding and giving President Donald Trump the thumbs up sign during his Miami town hall on Thursday night could have used the free airtime two years ago — because she was running for Congress as a pro-Trump candidate.

Mayra Joli, an immigration attorney and pro-Trump activist who once declared herself Miami’s “master of selfies” during her 2018 campaign, was seated behind the president during his hour-long town hall. After the event, she greeted the president, according to a video posted to her Facebook page.

“We have your back! You see, you see you are the best,” Joli said to Trump shortly after the event finished.


[link:https://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/election/article246492520.html|

No surprise here.
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