The Iowa caucuses debacle was a reminder of some of the most important principles in election security, among them that transparency in elections is important, paper ballot backups are crucial to ensuring an accurate count, voting should not take place on smartphone apps, and running elections should be left to professionals. But missing from the round-the-clock media coverage was another valuable lesson from Iowa: Private tech companies are central to our elections, and our failure to engage in real oversight of their practices leaves our elections vulnerable to breakdown and attack.
The reporting in the aftermath of Iowa identified a 6-month-old private tech company called Shadow as the supplier of the failed app at the root of the mess. In an attempt to help precinct captains report out three separate sets of results, the Iowa Democratic Party had paid Shadow $60,000 to develop an app to convey the vote totals. Precincts would take and upload pictures of results, which would go to party headquarters. But on caucus day, the app failed, as did backup phone lines. This prompted many to ask how something as important as reporting vote totals in a presidential election could be left in the hands of a shoestring tech company. The follow-up question should have been: What are the controls on private vendors that sell the equipment and technology that run our elections?
Election officials from across the country buy much of their election infrastructure from private vendors. These companies build and maintain registration databases. They create election websites that explain how to register and where to vote. They manufacture and configure voting machines. Yet unlike vendors in sectors the federal government has designated as “critical infrastructure”—like defense and energy—companies in the election technology space operate under very little federal regulation. While voting systems face some functional requirements through voluntary submission to federal testing and certification, vendors themselves are largely free from oversight.
That leaves the public—and election officials—in the dark about key information. For example, vendors don’t have to disclose whether or not they’re controlled by foreign nationals, share information about the supply chain for parts they use, or reveal their employee screening and cybersecurity practices. Vendors aren’t even required under federal law to report if they’ve been hacked….
Seems that pH is important in healing many conditions. Eat ‘yer greens!!!
There are certain important subjects that doctors and world health officials do not want you to know about. The fact that most viruses and all physiological processes in the body are pH sensitive is one of them. Despite the fact that pH medicine offers us a key to treating viral infections that is easy, safe and inexpensive, they and even alternative health care providers just cannot wrap their heads around baking soda as one of the most important medicines we can use to fight the coronavirus.
Researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in the US have uncovered the ‘Achilles’ heel’ of most viruses which plague mankind are on target, there are vulnerabilities that can be exploited but what they are looking at is not practical or helpful in our fight against viral infections. The so-called ‘Achilles heel’ (or vulnerable point) of most viruses can be exploited by pulling the pH rug out from under them…
Coronavirus infectivity is exquisitely sensitive to pH. For example, the MHV-A59 strain of coronavirus is quite stable at pH 6.0 (acidic) but becomes rapidly and irreversibly inactivated by brief treatment at pH 8.0 (alkaline). Human coronavirus strain 229E is maximally infective at pH 6.0. Infection of cells by murine coronavirus A59 at pH 6.0 (acidic) rather than pH 7.0 (neutral) yields a tenfold increase in the infectivity of the virus…
Raising pH (to an alkaline state) increases the immune system’s ability to kill bacteria, concludes The Royal Free Hospital and School of Medicine in London. The viruses and bacteria which cause bronchitis and colds thrive in an acidic environment. Keeping our pH in the slightly alkaline range of 6.8-7.2 can reduce the risk and lessen the severity of colds, sore throats and bouts of influenza.
When we thoroughly add alkalinity we invariably have mild attacks of viral infections and the same is true for bacterial and fungus infections. There is significant decrease in median number of colony forming bacteria and fungi in the lungs of pneumonia patients when sodium bicarbonate is used compared to saline…
Since Epstein was such a science fan, I thought there had to be a connection between his little black book and scientists who support various nefarious projects – such as “climate change”, vaccines, 5G, GMOs – and many other things that don’t really make sense to a logical mind.
How to get large numbers of scientists to play along, to sign all those questionable petitions/statements? Could they have been in some way “encouraged” to cooperate, by the slick and slimy sophisticated Epstein guy who had big bucks, his own jet, an island, lots of little girl-toys, and other tools with which to seduce and entrap even the most respected scientists? Blackmail… bribery… threats… drugs… sex… rock’n’roll… fame… promises…
Chinese scientists studying the new coronavirus have found two new primary strains of the disease – one of which appears to be far more aggressive.
The researchers, from Peking University’s School of Life Sciences, discovered a milder “S-type” strain, and an “L-type” which is highly infectious and currently accounts for around 70% of cases, according to The Telegraph. The researchers cautioned that their preliminary findings looked at a limited number of cases (103), and that follow-up studies with larger data sets are needed to better understand the virus’s evolution.
A genetic analysis of the coronavirus found in a man who tested positive in the United States on January 21 also showed that it’s possible to be infected with both strains.
Coronavirus, which was first detected in December 2018 in Wuhan, China, has infected at least 94,000 people – officially, and killed more than 3,200 as of this writing.
And while there are now two major strains identified, scientist Trevor Bedford of Nextstrain has been tracking 161 strains of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) in patients across the globe.
Visualize the virus radiating out from China, mutating as it spreads.
Right: map with different strains color-coded
Left: phylogenetic tree, showing how individual strains mutate and diverge
— Balaji S. Srinivasan (@balajis) February 28, 2020
Here is his latest situation report, and thread on the virus which provides a detailed analysis of what mutations have been found, and where (click the tweet to jump into the thread):
Incredibly, it appears that this cluster containing Germany/BavPat1/2020 is the direct ancestor of these later viruses and thus led directly to some fraction of the widespread outbreak circulating in Europe today. 5/7 pic.twitter.com/mobsvnx2PZ
— Trevor Bedford (@trvrb) March 4, 2020
Greece is showing remarkable boldness in acting to stop Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s organized migrant invasion.
On Monday, the Turkish regime released heavily-edited footage showing the Greek coast guard aggressively repelling an invading migrant boat:
“We will protect our borders. Europe’s borders. Period,” Deputy Minister and Government Spokesman Stelios Petsas announced the night before….
This is all horrific of course, especially with children involved, but in case the puppeteering of this tragedy isn’t clear, it should be emphasized that these refugees are fleeing nato’s military operations in syria and elsewhere. Why would the owners of nato create catastrophes and then finance the transfer of resulting refugees into the EU? Because there are two geopolitical targets involved here: the remaining independent countries of the mideast and africa, and the EU itself. And the remaining independent leaders of the EU are finally catching on.
$100 billion has been spent to develop bioweapons in the past several decades by US, IS, CH, RU. Tens of thousands of scientists are involved. Wuhan has the only bioweapons lab in China. The U.N.’s W.H.O. is aware of all this and signs off on the labs.
Governments around the world (primarily the US, Israel, Russia and China) have spent over $100 BILLION studying how to weaponize diseases . Every day THOUSANDS of alleged health science scientists and their support staff go to work every day to develop new bio-weapons. This March 2019 Forbes article is about just ONE of these perverse research projects. There are hundreds more we’ve never heard about. You can read the full article here…
Prom kings and queens in Illinois could be dethroned if the “Affirming and Inclusive Schools Task Force” has its way.
The report, “Strengthening Inclusion in Illinois Schools,” recommends districts “amend their school board policies to strengthen protections for transgender, nonbinary and gender nonconforming students.”
I predicted in my new book, “Culture Jihad: How to Stop the Left From Killing a Nation,” that the ultimate goal of the sex and gender revolutionaries was to completely destroy sex and gender norms.
The task force said school districts should eliminate or reframe any school tradition or gender-based activity that is not gender-neutral.
“For example, replacing ‘prom king and queen’ with ‘prom royalty’ or by providing school awards to any set of two students instead of best male/female,” the report recommends.
The report exposes a radical agenda to deconstruct gender from preschool through 12th grade classrooms across the Land of Lincoln. Boys who identify as girls could use the bathrooms and shower facilities of their choice.
“Facilities include, but are not limited to, locker rooms, restrooms, showering facilities, costume rooms/backstage areas, nurse’s office and athletic training rooms,” the report states….
This Alphabet-backed startup wants to turn injectable drugs into pills
- Rani Therapeutics, a start-up with a new way to turn injectable drugs like insulin into pills, has raised another $39 million, pulling in $100 million total.
- The company is backed by Alphabet’s Google Ventures, as well as pharma giants Novartis and Astra Zeneca.
Rani Therapeutics, a start-up with a new way to turn injectable drugs like insulin into pills, has raised another $39 million, bringing its total cash haul to $100 million.
The pharmaceutical sector has long searched for ways to alleviate the $289 billion annual cost of patients that neglect to take their medication. Many of these patients will avoid needle-based injections in particular, as they can be scary, expensive and/or painful.
For that reason, the so-called “oral biologics” space presents a huge opportunity for life sciences start-ups, but it also comes with significant technological hurdles….
Given that a vast and growing number of diseases and miseries are iatrogenic via toxic drugs, vaccines or corrupt “public health” standards in food and water, or (in the case of psychiatry) simply conjured out of thin air, and given that our medical messiahs are always anxious to bestow their learned benevolence on whoever is available for harvest, (including children: munchausen by proxy consent) there is no impediment to the indefinite growth of this business model. And when all medical meddling is compulsory, humanity will be nothing more than an appendage of the corporate cyborg AI monster.
You think I’m joking? What’s going to stop it? Only one thing that I can think of: monetary and financial reform. People do what they’re paid to do, as outlandish or despicable as it might be. Time normalizes habit.
Opposition to 5G has been ongoing since 2017 when doctors and scientists asked for a worldwide moratorium on installation. Unfortunately, this didn’t stop deployment and there have been reports of people and animals getting sick after it was turned on since 2018 (see 1, 2, 3, 4).
In February 2019 the telecom industry gave congressional testimony that they have NO scientific evidence that 5G is safe. That didn’t stop deployment either. In December 2019, doctors, scientists, engineers, and public advocates asked President Trump for a moratorium on 5G (see 1, 2, 3). Multiple 5G lawsuits have also been filed in the U.S. (see 1, 2, 3, 4). Cities and countries have even tried banning it.
Some American elected officials have been taking action, though, and confronting the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about their role in this. After all they are supposed to be protecting the public from the telecom industry even though they haven’t done that since long before the Trump administration. The “Race for 5G” (see 1, 2, 3) has made them more dangerous. Thanks to Environmental Health Trust for this compilation of letters to the FCC from Congress members.
Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) released the following statement today:
“I am disappointed by Chairman Pai’s response to my concerns about the FCC’s radiofrequency exposure safety standards. The FCC needs to be more transparent about its research and decision-making process related to 5G. It’s important that legitimate efforts are made to inform the public about the research in a detailed manner so they can have confidence in the safety claims about modern wireless technology. I am exploring legislative remedies to ensure greater accountability and transparency.”
Read this on Congressman Dan Lipinski’s Website “FCC Must Be More Transparent About 5G Research”
Environmental Health Trust has compiled several letters from members of the US Congress.
So far the FCC has responded without any documentation showing 5G is safe for humans, wildlife and the environment.
Letters From Elected Officials to the FCC
- November 19, 2019 Letter to the FCC from Rep. Daniel Lipinsky IL on the FCC Review of RF Health Effects and Cell phone test systems that allow excesses above the legal limit. The Chicago Tribune investigation is mentioned.
- September 13, 2019, Letter from Rep DeFazio and Rep Suozzi Letter to the FCC on Chicago Tribune Study
- December 3, 2018, Letter from Senator Richard Blumenthal (Connecticut) and Rep Anna G. Eshoo (California) to the FCC
- April 16, 2019, Letter from Rep Thomas Suozzi (New York) to the FCC
- April 15, 2019, Letter from Rep. Peter A. DeFazio (Oregon) to the FCC
- July 23, 2019, Letter from Senator James F. Gaughran (New York)
- July 18, 2019, Senator Anna Eschoo (CA) and Senator Jeff Merkley (OR) Letter to the FDA
Read the published research on 5G here.
Misinformation about 5G has been reported by many sources including The New York Times. In January one of their reporters was accused of violating a truth and accuracy code for this by the Press Council of Ireland. …