Anonymous ID: 625b3f QRB General #201: Choose Greatness Edition May 18, 2021, 4:59 p.m. No.54553   🗄️.is 🔗kun

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Anonymous ID: 625b3f May 18, 2021, 5:03 p.m. No.54554   🗄️.is 🔗kun


>>53149 Summary to date of info on Q drops and Law of War new

>>51758 Contacts, Websites, Other Info - now in dough under Links to alt-media

>>47678 Maricopa County Livestream Audit

>>51899 MP4s for don't post as graphics



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>>54487 "Requested Meeting with BoS about audit questions will be tomorrow at 1pm"...soc. media

>>54489 info on fukin' with Amazon

>>54499 Antrim, Michigan Motion To Dismiss Hearing y/t

>>54502 LIVE: Mike Pompeo In-Depth on Biden’s National Security Policies y/t

>>54503, >>54526, >>54527 Not AF1 Joe back to JBA, >>54528, >>54551 pf report(s)

>>54505 Deutsche Bank Picks U.S. General Counsel to Head Anti-Financial Crime Unit-wsj

>>54513, >>54514 US Navy Twat " Taking Flight from IKE! plus Q drops #60,105, 108,114

>>54515 China extends South Pacific reach by funding runway project-nikkei

>>54517 LIVE-STREAM VIDEO: AZ Senate Holds Hearing at 4 PM ET – Will Include: Audit Update from Vendor! – Address Questions on Missing Files with Maricopa County Supervisors-gatewaypundit

>>54529 Dollar slides to 2-1/2 month low as Fed rate hike fears subside-reuters/mktwatch

>>54540, >>54541 Barnett: “I’ve got the evidence I need from the recovered data”

>>54543, >>54548 45: Joe Bidens imperiled economy

>>54544 45 on GA pols

>>54545, >>54546 Matt DePerno and Bill Bailey have backups to their backups: "The case is going to continue on a couple different fronts. … HOLD TIGHT!"

>>54547 @RepGosar Honchos at the Post Office run the Internet Covert Operations Program (ICOP) while they are in massive debt and derelict in their delivery duties.

>>54549 CM: I hope the auditors are looking closely at Stephen Richer’s election.

>>54550 Texas Gov. Abbott: Border Agents Seized Enough Fentanyl To Kill Every New Yorker

>>54552 #200



>>54431, >>54432, >>54436, >>54437, >>54439, >>54448, >>54458, >>54459 Planefaggory aloft

>>54461 Billionaires Are Offloading Massive Amounts Of Stock

>>54451 Hackers behind Colonial Pipeline attack received $90 million in bitcoin before shutting down

>>54435 China Huarong Wires Funds for $300 Million Bond Due Thursday

>>54430 Andrew Giuliani officially throws his hat in the ring for NY governor

>>54428 Man with Hunting Rifle Foils Attempted Mass Shooting at Apartment Complex

>>54423 Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer Orders Shutdown Of Oil Pipeline During Gas Crisis

>>54421 TGP Reporter Confronts Soros-Backed Maricopa County Sheriff After His Meltdown Over Router Request (VIDEO)

>>54420 Gretchen Whitmer Story Unravels: Florida Plane Not Authorized for Charter Flights

>>54419 Bombshell Photos Reveal Years of Meetings Between Bloomberg Executives and Chinese Propagandists in Beijing

>>54472 #199

Anonymous ID: 625b3f May 18, 2021, 5:04 p.m. No.54555   🗄️.is 🔗kun


>>54375 QAnon believers go "undercover" to spread conspiracies online

>>54381 Gen McInerney: Do not use Parler.

>>54383 Gen Mc: Soros is gunning for Telegram

>>54384 Reuters connected to Pfizer

>>54385 Zerohedge permanently suspended from Twitter

>>54386 Boebert: SCOTUS delivers big victory for gun rights today!

>>54387 Scott Presler: Attn Pennsylvania, limit the power of the gov to extend emergency declarations

>>54388 Fauci's criminal malpractice and killing of medical freedom

>>54389, >>54390, >>54391 TechnoFog now - on the January 2017 Felony Leaks

>>54392, >>54393 on Covid, Vaxxes, CyberHumanism & Getting Right with God

>>54394 John Solomon: HUD will not prioritize American citizens over illegals for public housing

>>54395 Arizona AG Calls On Biden To Fire Harris As Border Czar For ‘Abysmal’ Performance, Ignoring Crisis

>>54397 Antriim Co officials purposely deleted the images of the ballots to destroy the evidence

>>54398 Adrian Fontes' Great Arizona Elections Day Bungle continues

>>54399 #198



>>54295, >>54357, >>54363 planefaggin

>>54362 World Economic Forum Cancels Annual Meeting After Moving It To Singapore

>>54361 Trump Chess Move Revealed/UFO reveal

>>54360 The Biden administration has approved three more detainees at Guantanamo for transfer

>>54358 REVEALED:Voting Machines Had Built-In Ballot Stuffing Mechanism — and Elected Officials Have No Control Over Their Own Elections

>>54349 Ingersoll Rand Inc. sold by KKR & Co.: $724.86m-May 13

>>54344 CDC today announced masks are required for dirt naps. For the keks!

>>54331, >>54333, >>54337, >>54339, >>54340 Senator Fann says the Senate will respond to the Board of Supervisors letter at 1:00 PM PT tomorrow via live-streamed meeting.

>>54323, >>54324, >>54325 Qanon believers go "undercover" to spread conspiracies online/Qanon rebut

>>54311 Graftech Int'l sold by Brookfield Asset Mgmt: $166.65m-May 13

>>54308 California Farmers Facing Drought Are Choosing Empty Fields

>>54306 45: Congratulations to Frank Eathorne for being reelected as Chairman of the Republican Party of Wyoming

>>54304, >>54305 acct to watch for guud things

>>54294 Spanish military patrolling the streets of the autonomous city of #Ceuta after a sudden influx of people from Morocco.

>>54292 The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has announced that they will not be responding to any more requests regarding the forensic audit

>>54291 All my AZ people need to understand that the Senate will see the forensic audit all the way through to the end

>>54290 Was said he promoted a book while on duty was reason for his dismissal........

>>54288 Windham, NH audit

>>54287, >>54293 Biden admin approves $735 million weapons sale to Israel amid the ongoing conflict.

>>54286 A large portion of our military has embraced marxism. The other side are Patriots and loyal only to America.

>>54285 Pompeo:The CCP and some liberals in Congress like @BernieSanders, @AOC & @IlhanMN are siding with Hamas terrorists and against America and Israel.

>>54284 Georgetown in Qatar-Palestinian Solidarity

>>54283, >>54289 Another HAZMAT train crashes & catches fire in Iowa

>>54282 2016 Genetically engineered 'Magneto' protein remotely controls brain and behaviour

>>54365 #197


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Anonymous ID: 625b3f May 18, 2021, 5:04 p.m. No.54557   🗄️.is 🔗kun

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Anonymous ID: f83872 May 18, 2021, 5:20 p.m. No.54562   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>4620 >>4632

>>54435 pb China Huarong Wires Funds for $300 Million Bond Due Thursday


China's $2.14tn of bonds coming due unnerves foreign investors


The problem of heavily indebted state-backed companies in China is starting to spook investors in global corporate bonds.


As liabilities balloon at Chinese civil engineering and construction companies engaged in public works projects to shore up the economy, premiums on foreign currency-denominated are rising. The bonds are under selling pressure because investors believe the Chinese government will no longer bail out state-owned enterprises. A sudden spike in defaults by big corporate borrowers in China could rattle global markets. Chinese companies' debt servicing costs are climbing, with $2.14 trillion of bonds maturing by 2023, 60% more than the value of bonds that came due from 2018 to 2020.


China Huarong Asset Management, which specializes in acquisition and management of nonperforming loans, is now fighting for its own survival. A China Huarong unit has won creditor banks' approval to postpone repayment of $100 million in debt until the end of August. It is also stepping up the sale of shareholdings in companies such as Nanjing Panda Electronics. The China Huarong group has nearly 330 billion yuan ($51.11 billion) in bonds outstanding, almost 60% of which will mature by 2023. China Huarong is not the only big debtor facing a rush of bond redemptions. These will total $748 billion in 2021, $669 billion in 2022 and $727 billion in 2023, according to data compiled by Refinitiv. Chinese companies usually issue bonds with relatively short maturities of one to three years. Given the continued issuance of new bonds, the value of redemptions is expected to keep rising.


Big state-owned enterprises have the largest liabilities. China State Railway Group, which is run directly by the government, will redeem around $90 billion of bonds by the end of 2023, while State Grid Corp. of China will retire around $14 billion of debt. The two unlisted companies are saddled with huge debts, partly due to a lack of cost controls. Civil engineering and construction companies, along with the railway and grid operators, will redeem $600 billion, or 30%, of all Chinese corporate bonds by 2023. While the Chinese leadership intends to cut back on implicit government guarantees to prevent state-run enterprises' excess debts from damaging the government's creditworthiness, defaults on yuan-denominated bonds are increasing at a record-breaking pace, totaling 95 billion yuan in the January to April quarter alone. Defaults will rise further if government support wanes amid increasing redemptions. Chinese companies are still snapping up as assets, even as the efficiency of their investments declines, said Jia Shen, deputy researcher at the Development Research Center of the State Council. The growing redemptions of yuan-denominated bonds highlight China's growing indebtedness. As yuan-denominated bonds are partly a converted form of bank lending, their buyers are mostly Chinese concerns.


Meanwhile, overseas investors are paying keen attention to trends in foreign currency-denominated debt, which makes up nearly 10% of the Chinese market. With $172 billion worth of such bonds maturing by 2023, foreign investors are increasingly nervous: Defaults on those are increasing as well. Since 2020, defaults have occurred on more than 10 dollar-denominated bonds, according to financial information providers such as Refinitiv. Peking University Founder Group, an information technology company founded by the university, is unable to pay the principal and interest on its dollar-denominated bonds as it went into a bankruptcy process called chong zheng, a type of corporate rehabilitation, in February 2020. Founder Group attached a "keep well" clause to some of the dollar bonds issued by a subsidiary. While the clause usually means that a company's financial health is guaranteed by its parent, Founder Group removed the subsidiary from its repayment guarantee, saying the clause does not require it to repay. Some foreign investors are reportedly responded by seeking legal redress. Tsinghua Unigroup has repeatedly defaulted on dollar bonds. Citigroup's Hong Kong unit has responded by filing a lawsuit in February, demanding the state-owned semiconductor company pay the principal and interest on its debt.

Anonymous ID: f83872 May 18, 2021, 6:28 p.m. No.54569   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>4620 >>4632

Biden clears way for Russian pipeline after blocking Keystone Pipeline in US


The Biden administration will waive sanctions on the corporation and CEO overseeing the Nordsteam 2 pipeline construction, a source familiar tells Fox Business.


But at the same time, the State Department is expected to send its 90-day report to Congress listing entities involved in the pipeline’s construction that deserve sanctions. The State Department will acknowledge that the corporate entity in charge of the project, Nord Stream 2 AG and its CEO, the Putin crony and former East German intelligence officer Matthias Warnig, are engaged in sanctionable activity, according to Axios, which first reported the news.


The Nord Stream 2 deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin's regime will transfer Russian gas to Germany via a pipeline running under the Baltic Sea. If completed, this new pipeline would double the amount of natural gas Russia transports directly to Europe and hand an enormous geopolitical victory to Vladimir Putin.


In December, Congress passed legislation — the National Defense Authorization Act — that contained sanctions targeting companies and individuals involved in the Nord Stream 2 project. Another source familiar with the issue tells Fox Business this conclusion had been hinted at weeks ago and that it signals the U.S. is not willing to sacrifice its close relationship with Germany over the pipeline. In February, Biden also froze former President Trump’s plan to withdraw American troops from Germany.


But on his first day in office, President Biden issued an executive order cancelling the Keystone XL pipeline at home in the U.S. Still, a State Department spokesperson condemned the pipeline and said others who are involved risk sanctions.


"The Biden Administration has been clear that the Nord Stream 2 pipeline is a Russian geopolitical project that threatens European energy security and that of Ukraine and eastern flank NATO Allies and partners," the spokesperson said in a statement to Fox News. "We continue to examine entities involved in potentially sanctionable activity and have made it clear that companies risk sanctions if they are involved in Nord Stream 2. We will continue to underscore U.S. strong, bipartisan opposition to this Russian malign influence project."


The U.S. will continue to sanction ships involved in the building of Nord Stream 2 even though it refuses to sanction the company in charge of the project.


Currently, Russia has to transport gas through Ukraine on its way to Europe. Completion of the pipeline would allow Russia to freeze out its former client state Ukraine, now operating under a democracy.


Anonymous ID: 625b3f May 18, 2021, 6:40 p.m. No.54571   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>4574 >>4620 >>4632

Serial numbers missing between original, duplicate ballots in Arizona election audit: official


"We are struggling as to how we're going to be able to match up" ballots that couldn't be read by machines, Ken Bennett says.


The Arizona Senate's audit of Maricopa County's general election has hit a new snag: verifying whether some ballots may have been counted twice.


The liaison between Senate Republicans who authorized the audit and county officials told a hearing Tuesday that serial numbers were missing on damaged ballots that were duplicated so they could be read by vote tabulation machines.


Former Secretary of State Ken Bennett's team uncovered the error just a few days ago, he told Senate President Karen Fann and Judicial Committee Chair Warren Petersen. Each damaged ballot and its associated duplicate ballot are supposed to have the same serial number to ensure they are only counted once.


But he has found many batches of damaged ballots without the serial numbers that are on the duplicates, violating state law. "We are struggling as to how we're going to be able to match up" those damaged and duplicated ballots, Bennett said.


Asked by Fann if Maricopa County could assist in that effort, Bennett said county officials have made clear to him several times they wouldn't work with any of the auditors the Senate Republicans hired. He will ask for their help directly, Bennett said.


County supervisors portrayed the contractors, led by Cyber Ninjas, as incompetent and unqualified to run an election audit in their own hearing and press conference Monday.

Anonymous ID: 625b3f May 18, 2021, 6:44 p.m. No.54572   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>4620 >>4632

U.S. names current and former Central American officials said to be involved in corruption or drugs


"We cannot expect the people of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to thrive at home while their elected officials are more focused on self-enrichment than serving the public," Rep. Torres said.


The U.S. government has released a list naming more than a dozen current and former officials in the Northern Triangle countries credibly alleged to have been involved in corruption or drug trafficking.


"In the report I requested, which is now public, the U.S. government acknowledges the corruption that Central American authoritarians and their henchmen deny and try to hide," Democratic Rep. Norma J. Torres of California said. "We cannot expect the people of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to thrive at home while their elected officials are more focused on self-enrichment than serving the public."


Several individuals named are presently part of the Honduran National Congress and were indicted in the Arca Abierta MACCIH-investigated corruption case for embezzlement of money from government entities.


Regarding El Salvador, "Carolina Recinos, current Chief of Cabinet in President Nayib Bukele’s administration, engaged in significant acts of corruption during her term in office," the report said.

Anonymous ID: 625b3f May 18, 2021, 6:45 p.m. No.54573   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>4620 >>4632

Republicans in the House and Senate should not approve the Democrat trap of the January 6 Commission. It is just more partisan unfairness and unless the murders, riots, and fire bombings in Portland, Minneapolis, Seattle, Chicago, and New York are also going to be studied, this discussion should be ended immediately. Republicans must get much tougher and much smarter, and stop being used by the Radical Left. Hopefully, Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy are listening!

Anonymous ID: 625b3f May 18, 2021, 7:03 p.m. No.54577   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>4579 >>4587 >>4591 >>4620 >>4632



connected toCargoMetrics(Scott Borgerson → GhizMax)


connect indirectly toCMA CGM(tenuous)


Software startup lands $3 million funding to improve container shipping with artificial intelligence


February 29, 2016Ben Ames


Two-year-old logistics software startup firm ClearMetal Inc., which wants to apply predictive intelligence tools to container shipping firms such asCMA CGMand Maersk Line, has landed $3 million in seed financing from a group of investors featuringEric Schmidt,the chairman of Google Inc. parent company Alphabet Inc.


The investment comes from three venture capital firms, including New Enterprise Associates Inc. (NEA), SkyView Fund, andInnovation Endeavors, an investment firm funded solely by Alphabet's Schmidt.


"It's the age-old issue that continues to plague the shipping industry: carriers struggle to get the right asset to the right place at the right time," NEA partner Chetan Puttagunta said in a statement. "The industry now has the needed IT and data infrastructure in place—opening the doors for ClearMetal to apply an innovative, data-driven approach to address the global trade problem."


Unveiled Wednesday, the software platform allows ship lines to predict equipment, trade, vessel, and shipper needs with unprecedented accuracy, ClearMetal claims. Launched in 2014 by a group of Stanford University researchers, San Francisco-based ClearMetal has no public client list, but claims that two of the top 10 carriers are already using the platform and seeing results, a company spokesman said.


Other supply chain software providers sell similar tools, but ClearMetal's technique can predict trends farther into the future, the company claims. By leveraging massive computing power that was unavailable just a decade ago, ClearMetal uses artificial intelligence to govern a machine-learning algorithm that can analyze millions of data points and container contingencies.


Without this processing power, standard business intelligence platforms cannot sort out the "nearly unmanageable complexity" of constant changes in weather, port congestion, customer demand, and booking changes that determine the flow of some 20 million cargo containers in constant motion around the world's oceans, ClearMetal founder and CEO Adam Compain said.


Compain's solution involves predicting where vessels will be before they even arrive. "ClearMetal forecasts the future with certainty, allowing carriers to accurately and effectively allocate, reposition, and utilize their assets," he stated in a release on Wednesday.

Anonymous ID: f83872 May 18, 2021, 7:05 p.m. No.54578   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>4580


am surprised that the cyber ninja group hasn't been picked apart on an individual basis.

Dis one did/does dat etc

Sure that is comin though.

All ya can do is laugh at this point

was at that point a while ago

Anonymous ID: 625b3f May 18, 2021, 7:05 p.m. No.54579   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>4620 >>4632



Boston-based CargoMetrics Technologies was founded by Borgerson in 2010 as data-driven investment company that uses proprietary software to provide real-time insight into the global shipping industry. The company has long been considered a front-runner in the space of big data in shipping and has attracted investments from tech bigwigs such as Eric Schmidt, former CEO and executive chairman of Google, and hedge fund investor Paul Tudor Jones. In 2017, the company entered into an equity agreement with Maersk Tankers, giving the A.P. Moller-Maersk unit access to CargoMetrics’ data and software.

Anonymous ID: 625b3f May 18, 2021, 7:08 p.m. No.54580   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>4582


remember information warfare

what we banter around and the MSM is ideas, legal eagles are the ones that lock it up

they will win

thank guudness

not before it kills us all though


Anonymous ID: f83872 May 18, 2021, 7:26 p.m. No.54584   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>4585


they know that they will get an ebake

wasn't always like that before

when it stopped it stayed that way for a bit good twenty minutes or longer at times.

>always hungry

how notes got started.

find a way and contribute

got me B

there were not as many barriers then as if you screwed up, did a few, it wasn't a bomb-or muh graphics-dropped on ya like nao.

Anonymous ID: 625b3f May 18, 2021, 7:30 p.m. No.54585   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>4589



you do a much better job than I with notes, I was always torn between what is important vs what was important to me, what I saw as important, mabbe I've gotten better but still the pull is there

Anonymous ID: 625b3f May 18, 2021, 7:32 p.m. No.54586   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>4620 >>4632

The Media’s Matt Gaetz Source – Joel Greenberg – Just Pleaded Guilty to Making FALSE Pedophilia Allegations about His Opponents.


Did you know the guy behind the Matt Gaetz allegations just pleaded guilty to making false allegations about sex with a minor about another of his political opponents? The media doesn’t seem to want to report this part of the case, which is available for anyone who wants to read it in Joel Greenberg’s plea deal released on Monday.


Greenberg is the only person making accusations about Rep. Gaetz right now – two months in – and there’s plenty of evidence to suggest his animosity is driven by Gaetz’s refusal to get involved in Greenberg’s demands for a pardon from President Trump.


But take a look at Count Twenty-Four in Greenberg’s deal. It’s stunning, and it goes right to the heart of the allegations being made – mostly on the far-left Daily Beast website – about Rep. Gaetz.


Count Twenty-Four, which Greenberg has pleaded guilty to, establishes that Greenberg is a malicious and habitual liar who uses web publications to make false, criminal allegations about his political adversaries.




“The victim of Count Four is a teacher at a school located in the Middle District of Florida (referred to herein as the “Teacher”). On or about October 4, 2019, the Teacher filed with the Seminole County Supervisor of Elections to run for the elected office of Seminole County Tax Collector in the 2020 election. Because the Teacher had filed to run in opposition to him, Greenberg used the mail, an interactive computer service, an electronic communication service, an electronic communication system of interstate commerce, and a facility of interstate commerce to engage in a course of conduct that caused, attempted to cause, and would be reasonably expected to cause substantial emotional distress to the Teacher.


“Greenberg started by mailing letters. On or about October 10, 2019, Greenberg used the United States Mail to send an anonymous letter that purported to be from a “concerned student.” The letter was mailed from the Middle District of Florida and was addressed to the head of the school where the Teacher worked. The envelope contained an anonymous typed letter addressed to the head of the school that contained information, alleging an inappropriate relationship between a student and teacher. In that letter, Greenberg, posing as a student at the school, falsely represented that he had first-hand knowledge of a sexual relationship between another fictitious student identified as “R[]” and the Teacher. Greenberg, posing as a student at the school, falsely represented that “R[]” admitted to engaging in oral and anal sex with the Teacher and that the incidents took place at the school. Greenberg, posing as a student at the school, signed the-letter “a very concerned student” at the school.”



“Greenberg’s false accusations resulted in local law enforcement conducting a criminal investigation of the Teacher. Florida Statute § 800.101 criminalizes any “authority figure,” such a teacher at school, from soliciting or engaging in sexual conduct, a relationship of a romantic nature, or lewd conduct with a student enrolled at a school. Violations of the statute are second degree felonies.


“Greenberg’s false allegations about the Teacher involved false claims that the Teacher had committed felony criminal offenses. As Greenberg knew when he made those allegations in the letters and in the online posts, those allegations were false. Greenberg made those false allegations to cause substantial emotional distress to the Teacher. After investigating the Teacher, local law enforcement found no support whatsoever for the false allegations that Greenberg had made.”


In brief, Greenberg has pleaded guilty to falsely accusing an innocent man of having sex with a minor. Now, he’s doing the same to Rep. Gaetz.

Anonymous ID: 625b3f May 18, 2021, 7:34 p.m. No.54587   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>4620 >>4632


Two-year-old logistics software startup firmClearMetal Inc.,which wants to apply predictive intelligence tools to container shipping firms such asCMA CGMand Maersk Line, has landed $3 million in seed financing from a group of investors featuringEric Schmidt,the chairman of Google Inc. parent company Alphabet Inc


Eric Schmidt and CargoMetrics. Former CargoMetrics CEO Scott Borgerson is GhizMax's husband.


Scott Borgerson a bit of a sadistic prick

Anonymous ID: 625b3f May 18, 2021, 7:36 p.m. No.54588   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>4590 >>4620 >>4632

Eyes on DC redistricting, think future habbenins


WASHINGTON, D.C. (WDVM): "The District of Columbia Council’s Subcommittee on Redistricting is holding a roundtable on Monday, May 24, at 1 p.m. At this roundtable, members of the public will be able to give their input on redistricting District wards ahead of the Council officially beginning the redistricting process. This process happens every ten years after the Census Bureau releases data on the local population. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic pushing the Census behind schedule, the data that the Council needs to make the correct decisions will not arrive until September 2021, whereas it typically arrives in April.


District law gives the Council 90 days after receiving the data to reapportion the eight wards so that each ward has approximately the same population. With local elections coming in 2022, Council needs to make decisions on what ward boundaries will be used for the election cycle.


Any ward that has become more heavily populated in the past ten years can expect to have some boundary changes."

Anonymous ID: f83872 May 18, 2021, 7:39 p.m. No.54589   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>4594


the only reason is the timing

appreciate dat d'oh

Had luxury of paying attention to wut all were saying too-hard to do with an active bake and drops at same time.

That is wut they can't duplicate over there and never will.

Took pride in showing up when needed..then back to werk.


For sure it would be same if not worrying about the speed and timing of overall bake


They keep pushing it ober there too...needing notetakers and just bakers.

muh sides each time I see it

king faggit and crew can't keep it up and are wilting so they need the drama so control can be exerted.

If you were new would you deal with those faggits?

can't say I would but they are moar entertainment than anything else at thtis point

Anonymous ID: 625b3f May 18, 2021, 7:41 p.m. No.54591   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>4620 >>4632



Boston-based CargoMetrics Technologies was founded by Borgerson in 2010 as data-driven investment company that uses proprietary software to provide real-time insight into the global shipping industry. The company has long been considered a front-runner in the space of big data in shipping and has attracted investments from tech bigwigs such as Eric Schmidt, former CEO and executive chairman of Google, and hedge fund investor Paul Tudor Jones. In 2017, the company entered into an equity agreement with Maersk Tankers, giving the A.P. Moller-Maersk unit access to CargoMetrics’ data and software.


Maersk Tankers said on Wednesday it has entered into an equity agreement with U.S. hedge fund CargoMetrics, giving it access to analytical models and algorithms to better manage its tanker operations.


Maersk Tankers, a unit of shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk , has invested a “significant” but undisclosed amount in the Boston-based hedge fund, which will give the firm exclusive right to its analytical models, algorithms and capabilities.


CargoMetrics links satellite signals, historical shipping data and proprietary analytics for trading purposes in its systematic investment platform.


“Data about the ninety-percent of global trade that moves by sea is a powerful trading edge,” said Scott Borgerson, Chief Executive of CargoMetrics in a statement.


The investment is in line with the more than 100-year old conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk’s push into new technologies as global trade becomes increasingly more digital.


“In the partnership, we will accelerate our use of digital solutions to enable our business strategy,” said Maersk Tankers Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer Soren Meyer.

Anonymous ID: 625b3f May 18, 2021, 7:44 p.m. No.54592   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>4596 >>4620 >>4632



[18.05.21 21:14]


Forwarded from TheStormHasArrived17💀 (TheStormHasArrived17)


[ Video ]


Wow. Stephen Richer just went on MSNBC and said “I was very happy that the Senate walked back its claims that we had unlawfully deleted files…”


FALSE!!! We all watched the hearing and that’s not even close to what the Senate said! Nobody walked back the claims. They said they were able to RECOVER THE DELETED FILES.


==Wow they are truly in full panic meltdown mode! GLORY=

Anonymous ID: 625b3f May 18, 2021, 7:51 p.m. No.54594   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>4598



no, they don't feed muh hunger any longer and it's not about Q, it's the bullshit, I always liked the girls, witty and snarky but anime baker gives me headaches and oss makes me x out, jus like that, it's just not appetizing anymore

Anonymous ID: 625b3f May 18, 2021, 7:53 p.m. No.54595   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>4604 >>4620 >>4632

CodeMonkeyZ, [18.05.21 21:55]


An Honest Elected Official.


Barely win an election.


The election is now under forensic audit.




Go on CNN to try and stop the forensic audit.


Do a fake media tour to try and stop the audit.

Anonymous ID: 625b3f May 18, 2021, 7:59 p.m. No.54601   🗄️.is 🔗kun


It's like the red car that goes fast to compensate for a small dick, the power and prestige, Jews don't believe in an afterlife or gathering treasure for heaven, I think that explains their behavior, not excuses mind, just a diff mindset, not all are Talmudic but they all feel superior and invite all the worldly troubles they've had


Anonymous ID: 625b3f May 18, 2021, 8 p.m. No.54602   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>4607


don't know

don't keep up with it

watched speed a couple of times though

seems like a guud one to learn on

surely with all the bullshit posts it would be easier

Anonymous ID: 625b3f May 18, 2021, 8:05 p.m. No.54605   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>4620 >>4632

NEW YORK – The Trump organization is now officially under criminal investigation by New York Attorney General Letitia James and Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, Jr.


“We have informed the Trump Organization that our investigation into the organization is no longer purely civil in nature,” Fabien Levy, a spokesperson for James said. “We are now actively investigating the Trump Organization in a criminal capacity, along with the Manhattan DA. We have no additional comment at this time.”


The probe is focused on the allegation that the Trump Organization lied about the prices of assets to secure loans and tax benefits.




— PIX11 NEWS (@PIX11NEWS) MAY 19, 2021




— BREAKING911 (@BREAKING911) MAY 17, 2021

Anonymous ID: cd88cd May 18, 2021, 8:09 p.m. No.54610   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>4611


weird how they all tell the same lies no matter what race they're mixed with


thinking about it but don't have a lot of time, thats why I'm asking how long the shifts are. Maybe I could pull a short shift.

Anonymous ID: 625b3f May 18, 2021, 8:12 p.m. No.54611   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>4613


there are no shifts, it goes by bread, no shame in sayin I got time for one and ghosting, lemme know when you want to learn to bake, I can teach ya, easy peasy, takes a bit to get the mechanics but the bake is a 2-3 min deal, every time

Anonymous ID: 625b3f May 18, 2021, 8:13 p.m. No.54612   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>4620 >>4632

AMERICA LAST: Biden Shuts Down Keystone Pipeline in US — But Waives Sanctions for Putin’s Pipeline to Germany


On his first day in office Joe Biden killed off an estimated 52,100 American jobs.


After his inaugural behind fences and 20,000 military troops, Biden hobbled to the Oval Officer where he signed several executive orders including the end of construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline and the end of construction of the Trump border wall.


Canceling the Keystone Pipeline costs over 11,000 construction jobs and 42,100 jobs throughout the US during the construction process according to the US State Department.


At the same time Joe Biden was promoting a pipeline project for the Taliban.


And now the Biden is waiving sanctions on Putin’s pipeline to Germany. reported:


President Joe Biden will waive some American economic sanctions on Russia in order to streamline construction on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to Germany, according to Axios.


Citing “two sources briefed on the decision,” Axios reporter Jonathan Swan reports the State Department will include the Nord Stream 2 pipeline Russian company and CEO on its list of Russians who deserve sanctions, but the Biden administration will waive them, citing American interests.


The Biden administration plans to scrap the sanctions on the Russian company responsible for the pipeline, despite initial signals that they would not.


During his Senate confirmation hearing, Secretary of State Antony Blinken told senators he is “determined to do whatever we can to prevent that completion” of the pipeline.


The national defense bill signed by Trump in 2019 included legislation to level sanctions on companies laying pipe for the project.

Anonymous ID: 625b3f May 18, 2021, 8:33 p.m. No.54619   🗄️.is 🔗kun



sorry took a bit to answer, collectin notables now

baker's work is never done

it's a job, remember that

can't imagine not doin it though

your very welcome

Anonymous ID: 625b3f May 18, 2021, 8:43 p.m. No.54620   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>4621



>>54564, >>54565, >>54570, >>54593 GOLD Eyez to the Skyz

>>54562 China's $2.14tn of bonds coming due unnerves foreign investors

>>54569, >>54612 Biden clears way for Russian pipeline after blocking Keystone Pipeline in US

>>54571, >>54574 Serial numbers missing between original, duplicate ballots in Arizona election audit

>>54572 U.S. names current and former Central American officials said to be involved in corruption or drugs

>>54573 45 on 1-6 commission

>>54577, >>54579, >>54587, >>54591 ERIC SCHMIDT connected toCargoMetrics(Scott Borgerson → GhizMax)

>>54586 The Media’s Matt Gaetz Source – Joel Greenberg – Just Pleaded Guilty to Making FALSE Pedophilia Allegations about His Opponents.

>>54588 Eyes on DC redistricting, think future habbenins

>>54592, >>54596, >>54595, >>54597, >>54600, >>54603, >>54604, >>54606 CM all about Richer

>>54605 The Trump organization is now officially under criminal investigation by New York Attorney General Letitia James and Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, Jr.



czech em

lemme know

Anonymous ID: 625b3f May 18, 2021, 9:26 p.m. No.54623   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>4624 >>4626 >>4632


Dror co-founded Innovation Endeavors with Eric Schmidt, MIT Innovation Fellow and former CEO and Executive Chairman of Google/Alphabet Inc., in 2010.


Dror invests in early-stage startups that are driving exponential rates of change in their industries — from agriculture and computational biology to fulfillment centers and satellites. He partners with creative thinkers and hard-core technologists who leverage data, compute and advanced engineering to bring their visions to life.


He led the firm’s investments in: Uber, which moves people and things around the world more efficiently; SoFi, which is taking on the banking industry and reinventing loans to be more data-driven; Fabric, which is leveraging data science and robotics to re-architect the supply chain; Zymergen, which uses proprietary software and robotics to genetically engineer microbes to be used in things such as snacks and stealth bombers; Freenome, which combines AI, genomics and biology to noninvasively detect certain cancers early; Planet, which is collecting and analyzing massive data sets about the Earth from space; and Blue River Technology (acquired by John Deere), which builds machine learning and robotics technology into farm equipment to help farmers more accurately and safely administer chemicals.


Before becoming an investor, Dror worked with Eric Schmidt on various strategic initiatives as a part of Hillspire, Schmidt’s family office. Prior to that, Dror was a team leader of R&D at NICE Systems (Nasdaq: NICE). He was also part of the elite Special Forces unit of the Intelligence Corps of the Israeli Defense Force.


Dror earned an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BS in Computer Science from Ben-Gurion University. He is an ML7 Associate at Creative Destruction Lab and a member of the Steering Committee of Israel Collaboration Network.


He lives in Silicon Valley with his wife and three young children, including a set of energetic twins, and frequently travels to Israel.

Anonymous ID: 625b3f May 18, 2021, 9:27 p.m. No.54624   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>4632



As the founding Managing Partner of Innovation Endeavors, Dror seeks diverse, creative ways to partner with entrepreneurs who are applying emerging technologies to reshape industries globally. Throughout his career, Dror has been passionate about how entrepreneurial ecosystems can give rise to companies that have positive human and financial impact. Prior to joining Innovation Endeavors, Dror worked on global search products with Yahoo, spearheaded an R&D team at NICE Systems, and led business development for an Israeli CE retailer. He also spent three years in an elite unit at the Israeli Defense Forces.


Dror has an MBA from Stanford, and graduated cum laude in Computer Science and Bioinformatics from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Dror lives with his wife Diti in Palo Alto and travels frequently to Israel.

Anonymous ID: 625b3f May 18, 2021, 9:28 p.m. No.54625   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>4632

EDIT: There are a lot of people out there who know this man. There are


some of you who know where he is. If you are helping him you are as


guilty as he is. He is someone's son, brother, cousin, Nephew, friend.


Someone knows where he is and God help you when he is found and


you did not step up.


The family of this baby wants everyone to share this and are asking for unending prayers to be lifted to our Father in Heaven. This 2 year old was beaten and bitten by his step dad. He is on the run. He is from and still lives in Atlanta, TX. Charles Brooks, goes by Chaz. PLEASE IF YOU KNOW HIS WHEREABOUTS CALL THE POLICE. HE IS DANGEROUS, IF




This is unimaginable. Please pray for this baby and his family. THANK YOU

Anonymous ID: 625b3f May 18, 2021, 9:30 p.m. No.54626   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>4632



Eric Schmidt


Founding Partner


Eric Schmidt is Technical Advisor to Alphabet Inc., holding company of Google Inc, where he advises its leaders on technology, business and policy issues. Eric was Executive Chairman of Alphabet from 2015-2017, and of Google from 2011-2015.


From 2001-2011, Eric served as Google’s Chief Executive Officer, overseeing the company’s technical and business strategy alongside founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page. Under his leadership, Google dramatically scaled its infrastructure and diversified its product offerings while maintaining a strong culture of innovation, growing from a Silicon Valley startup to a global leader in technology.


Prior to joining Google, Eric was the chairman and CEO of Novell and chief technology officer at Sun Microsystems, Inc. Previously, he served on the research staff at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), Bell Laboratories and Zilog. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University as well as a master’s degree and Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley.


Eric was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2006 and inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as a fellow in 2007. Since 2008, he has been a trustee of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. Since 2012, Eric has been on the board of the Broad Institute and the Mayo Clinic. Eric was a member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science 2009-2017. In 2013, Eric and Jared Cohen co-authored The New York Times bestselling book, The New Digital Age: Transforming Nations, Businesses, and Our Lives. In September 2014, Eric published his second New York Times bestseller, How Google Works, which he and Jonathan Rosenberg co-authored with Alan Eagle. Eric became the Chairman of the Department of Defense’s Innovation Board in 2016 and was awarded the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service in January of 2017 by Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter. Eric is an MIT Visiting Innovation Fellow, member of the Advisory Board for MIT IQ, member of the MIT Commission on the Work of the Future, and member of the MIT CEO Advisory Board.

Anonymous ID: 625b3f May 18, 2021, 9:32 p.m. No.54627   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>4632

Soros kicked in $2M to elect Maricopa County sheriff now stonewalling election audit


Sheriff Paul Penzone objects to sharing data with a "private uncertified hacking company based on a hunch," despite court order.


More than four years before Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone used his law enforcement credibility to resist subpoenas in the Arizona Senate audit of the county's general election, he was running for the office he now holds.


Crucial to the Democrat's victory over incumbent Republican Joe Arpaio: $2 million from progressive megadonor George Soros.


It was the largest single donation Soros made in a local race in the 2016 election cycle, according to a Politico report at the time. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' widow, Laurene Powell Jobs, kicked in another $250,000 to the pro-Penzone effort.


The money went to a political action committee, Maricopa Strong, that spent heavily on mailers and TV ads promoting Penzone and knocking Arpaio, nationally known for his stringent immigration enforcement and prosecution by President Obama's Justice Department.


Legal experts have debated the effect of a February court ruling that upheld subpoenas for the county routers involved in the election without explaining how they would be enforced.


Penzone signed a Monday letter to Senate President Karen Fann, who is leading the audit, claiming that complying with the subpoena would compromise the county's network and threaten "the security of sensitive, protected and critical data," from federal law enforcement programs to health information of county residents.


Recently retired Arizona State University criminology professor Charles Loftus, who specialized in domestic terrorism and white-collar crime investigations, reviewed Penzone's letter upon request from Just the News.


The explanation for withholding routers from auditors is "correct in-part, but 'Trust But Verify' must work for both parties," he wrote in an email, referring to the letter's complaint that the auditors had failed President Reagan's famous dictum.


"I would expect the County would be able to identify shortlists of qualified forensic examiners who are trusted inside sensitive systems to examine the networks," Loftus said. His "strong suspicion" is that so-called trusted subcontractors already have access to county systems.


"I would be totally surprised if the County said only bonafide county employees have access to maintain these systems," the former professor concluded: "It is either a stall or bargaining tactic."


At a press conference Monday, Penzone cast the audit as a waste of his time. "I don't like politics, I don't like partisanship, and I absolutely despise political theater," he said, adding that the county received a subpoena to hand over data to a "private uncertified hacking company based on a hunch."


He described the audit's process as "come up with a hunch, try to find a way to put up enough false information to make it valid, and then accuse others of being dishonest."


It's not clear from the letter whether Penzone and the county would resist any subpoena for routers involved in the election or simply object to the contractors hired for the audit. The letter repeatedly mocks lead contractor Cyber Ninjas as "auditors" in scare quotes, claiming that the firm locked out Fann's Senate liaison Ken Bennett from the audit's Twitter account.


The sheriff has not previously spoken on the issue of sharing routers with outside investigators because this situation hasn't happened before, a spokesperson told Just the News.


But Penzone "has made it abundantly clear that any information on technology that would jeopardize or threaten the infrastructure of the Office would never be available, unless ordered by a judge that would lawfully justify why we would release information specific to law enforcement operations." He had no involvement in the audit until the Senate "attempted to impose their will on his organization," the spokesperson wrote in an email.


Asked whether Penzone's official actions against the subpoena might be related to the $2 million from Soros that helped ensure his election in 2016, the spokesperson called the question "irresponsible and misinformed." The sheriff has "no relationship" with Soros or his organization, and received donations from "affluent Republicans who appreciate the Sheriff’s non-partisan non-political focus in running this Office."

Anonymous ID: 625b3f May 18, 2021, 9:47 p.m. No.54628   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>4632



Scientists said to buy cheaper, safer voter machines. SC spent $51M on these instead


It’s difficult to talk for long about voting technology and election security in South Carolina before hearing the name of Dr. Duncan Buell.


Since the state invested in its first electronic voting computers in 2004, Buell, a professor of computer science and engineering at the University of South Carolina, has studied the performance of the technology in the region. He is one of only a couple of South Carolinians who belong to the Election Verification Network, a group of interdisciplinary voting experts from around the country, and serves on the Richland County Board of Voter Registration and Elections.


So when he discovered that a panel of five people with limited technical expertise had been entrusted to choose the new technology that S.C. voters would use for many elections to come, Buell asked to present his knowledge at one of the group’s meetings in 2019, which were coordinated in part by the State Election Commission (SEC). He was added, then mysteriously taken off the agenda, he says.


“That’s not in the citizens’ best interest, but he’s the sharpest critic (the SEC) had,” said Frank Heindel, a retired businessman from Charleston and self-described citizen activist who has requested hundreds of pages of documents from the government about S.C. elections. “I don’t think they wanted to hear it.”


The decision is just one example of how for years, choices about voting technology in South Carolina have been made behind closed doors, say lawmakers, citizens and voting scholars. Scientists believe the technology products S.C. officials ultimately selected, including the voting machines now being used in the 2020 presidential election, have not always met the “gold standard” for safety.


Since 2004, the methods favored by the SEC have benefited one corporation: Election Systems & Software (ES&S). Despite a decade of evidence that shows technology made by ES&S was involved with repeated voting problems in S.C. elections, the state has continued to award the majority of funds designated for election hardware and software to ES&S. The latest awards in 2019 and 2020 totaled over $57 million.


“Big decisions are being made about our voting systems, and they’re being made In the dark,” said Lynn Teague, vice president of the League of Women Voters of South Carolina. “They’re not being made in a public hearing with testimony from a wide range of concerned citizens and experts.”


When asked by The State Media Co. why Buell was not allowed to present to the panel, SEC spokesman Chris Whitmire said he was not aware of the specifics of Buell’s request. But inviting someone to speak who had already made up his mind about which voting system he preferred — as Whitmire characterized it — would not have allowed for a fair selection process by the committee.


But some election observers say it was the state’s selection process that was unfair.




Experts and state officials agree that the voting computers the committee selected that are now being used in the 2020 presidential election, called Ballot Marking Devices, or BMDs, are safer than the ones S.C. voters were using before, called Direct Recording Electronic machines, or DREs.


In his testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives in January, Matt Blaze, a professor of computer science at Georgetown University and researcher in the field of security and computing, described voting systems that employ DREs as “from a security perspective, by far the most problematic and risky class.”


South Carolina’s fleet of more than 11,000 of the computers, made and maintained by ES&S, had repeatedly been linked to voting errors. Often with the help of documents requested by Heindel, Buell reported many of the problems in his research and 2018 audit for the League of Women Voters.

Anonymous ID: 625b3f May 18, 2021, 9:47 p.m. No.54629   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>4632



The machine’s software had recurring bugs, Buell noted. From looking at data of years of elections, Buell wrote that he found flaws with the code that led to votes being counted more than once, ignored or tallied incorrectly. Problems with the external hardware became more frequent as the computers got older and also led to votes not being included in official counts, he observed.


More than one problem sometimes happened at a time. On Election Day in 2012, a voting terminal in Richland County had been difficult to boot up in the morning but had eventually been made to function. When a poll manager tried to extract the votes from the device at the end of the day, however, the machine responded with an error message: “MACHINE NOT OPENED.” The votes inside were not included in the original certified count, and similar error messages would run for years to come without correction, Buell observed.


In his reviews, Buell mentions that he never encountered an error in the ES&S devices so grave that it might have changed the outcome of a state race. But even small mistakes that occur in voting technology can pose a serious threat to democracy, Blaze explained before Congress.


“A hostile state actor who can compromise even a handful of county networks might not need to alter any actual votes to create widespread uncertainty about an election outcome’s legitimacy,” Blaze said. That bad actor could do something as simple as plant a detectable software bug in just a few voting machines or add a couple of fake names to the list of people who voted, he explained.


Then, if the “wrong” candidate wins, “they could covertly reveal evidence that county election systems had been compromised, creating public doubt about whether the election had been ‘rigged,’” Blaze told lawmakers. “This could easily impair the ability of the true winner to effectively govern, at least for a period of time.”


The BMDs chosen last year by the panel that are being used today are similar to DREs in some ways. Both types of voting computers display or read aloud a ballot electronically, for one. But instead of recording voter selections inside the computer’s memory like DREs do, BMDs print out a paper ballot that shows a barcode and text, intended to reflect the choices the voter made on the computer. That ballot is then scanned and recorded through a different device.


Proponents of the system say that because of that print-out, voters can be trained to spot when something goes wrong before their vote is counted, and that software bugs or foreign interference can be identified quicker than with the DREs. Some disability advocates prefer the computers because they allow people with disabilities to vote with accommodations through the same machine that a non-disabled person uses, reducing distinctions between the two experiences.


But scientists say the five-member panel could have picked a safer system.




Of the seven options submitted to the state in response to its request for proposals (RFP) last year, three vendors proposed the state buy their hand-marked paper ballot systems, also known as optical scan paper ballot technology. The hand-marked technology wasn’t just significantly cheaper than the BMDs: It also came enthusiastically reviewed by top scholars.


On January 16, 2019, months before the selection committee met for the last time in May, 23 professors, researchers, and scientists from MIT, Harvard, Google and other well-respected technological institutions sent a letter to S.C. Speaker of the House Jay Lucas, the President of the Senate Harvey Peeler and the executive director of the SEC Marci Andino. Buell was among the co-signers.


The authors were clear about their consensus that simpler, hand-marked paper ballot technology would be better than the more expensive and technically complicated ballot-marking devices.

Anonymous ID: 625b3f May 18, 2021, 9:48 p.m. No.54630   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>4632



“We write to urge you to follow the advice of election security experts nationwide, including the National Academies of Sciences, the Verified Voting Foundation, and the many states that are abandoning vulnerable touchscreen electronic voting machines in favor of hand-marked paper ballots as the best method for recording votes in public elections,” the letter read.


“Our strong recommendation is to reject computerized ballot marking devices (BMDs) as an option for South Carolina’s voting system, except when needed to accommodate voters with disabilities that prevent them from hand-marking paper ballots,” the experts continued. “Well-designed hand-marked paper ballots combined with risk-limiting post-election tabulation audits is the gold standard for ensuring that reported election results accurately reflect the will of the people.”


It’s a common misconception that because the BMDs spit out pieces of paper, the paper trail they leave is as reliable as the one left by hand-marked paper ballots, Buell said. What most people don’t know, he said, is that when the papers imprinted by BMDs are scanned to record the votes encoded on them, the barcodes transmit the voter selections, not the printed words. Since people can’t read the barcodes, “a BMD ballot is absolutely not voter verifiable.”


Audits conducted after an election can catch evidence of errors in voting technology by comparing the votes printed on paper ballots to the final votes registered. For audits on BMDs to be effective, however, Buell said that auditors would need to statistically sample not just whether the text on the pieces of paper printed by the machines matched up with the votes that were eventually recorded, but whether the text matched with the information transmitted through the barcodes. Buell doesn’t believe sampling like that is being done in South Carolina, so the BMDs likely won’t allow for the “gold standard” in auditing here, either, he said.


Blaze echoed Buell’s points about BMDs in his testimony before Congress, and added one more drawback: “If BMDs fail or must be rebooted at a polling place, there may be no alternative method for voters to create marked ballots, making BMDs a potential bottleneck or single point of failure on Election Day.”


Bottlenecks can lead to long lines and wait times, which are known to discourage people from voting. The form of voter disenfranchisement disproportionately affects communities of Latino and Black voters, research from The Brennan Center, a nonpartisan law and policy institute, shows.


Blaze went on to make the same recommendation the 23 experts had sent a year earlier to S.C. lawmakers. Simple technologies, like optical scan paper ballot technology, should be deployed to make sure elections are as strong as possible against external attacks.


But in the notes scribbled by the five panelists during the meetings they attended to decide which vendor and technology system would win the S.C. award in 2019, the known security problems with BMDs and benefits of hand-marked paper ballots were hardly mentioned. The notes were obtained via an open records request and reviewed by The State newspaper.


“Handmarked systems can cause human error + doesn’t provide the necessary assistance for those with disabilities,” wrote Amanda Loveday, one of the five, on an evaluation form about one of the hand-marked proposals. About the BMD system proposed by ES&S, she wrote that “ES+S offers customized hardware … a sophisticated thumbdrive vote secure system.” On another form, she added that ES&S’s “current relationship + knowledge of the state was a plus.” The other selectors made similar remarks.


Ultimately, the group gave the hand-marked systems lower scores and voted unanimously for ES&S’s BMDs, which would cost the state over $51 million.


Loveday currently works in public relations and doesn’t consider herself “a tech person.” Others on the committee included a councilman and two businessmen. Loveday said she did not remember being given academic articles or research from computer scientists as part of the selection process, nor did she remember being shown the letter sent to S.C. lawmakers and the SEC from the national group of voting experts about their recommendation of a hand-marked ballot system.


But Loveday didn’t feel like the group would have made a better decision had there been someone with more technical expertise on the committee, she said, and her experience as a former executive director of the S.C. Democratic Party where she worked closely with the SEC qualified her to serve on the board.

Anonymous ID: 625b3f May 18, 2021, 9:48 p.m. No.54631   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>4632



The SEC followed procurement law, Whitmire added, and the panel was advised by cybersecurity experts, advocates for voters with disabilities, national consultants, county election officials and state election official administrators. After listening to them and to the representatives from each of the companies, the review panel decided that the BMDs from ES&S were best, he and Loveday agreed.


What was more, the SEC was happy with the support and commitment that ES&S had provided to the state so far, Whitmire said in an earlier conversation with The State. In his opinion, even their old machines had been reliable “like an old pair of Levi’s (jeans).”


Teague of the League wasn’t surprised when she heard that the committee had decided to select ES&S and its BMD system last year. “The whole thing was set up in a way that would facilitate that,” she said. “We feel the procurement panel was given a biased view.” Lawmakers, scientists, and citizens repeated similar concerns to The State.


It wasn’t the first time questions had been raised about the SEC and its relationship with ES&S. In 2004, a review conducted by the state chief procurement officer determined that ES&S had not met the requirements of the RFP despite the fact that the state had already announced its intention to give the company the job, a Legislative Audit Council report found. The solicitation had to be rebid before it was eventually given to ES&S later that year.


And in 2018, an investigation by McClatchy, The State Media Co.’s owner, reported that the SEC’s Marci Andino was among the group of election officials who were paid to attend meetings as part of ES&S’s national advisory board. Andino has publicly reported accepting a total of $19,200 in expenses from ES&S since 2009, but has said that her involvement did not have any bearing on the committee’s decision to pick ES&S as the vendor for the latest contracts.


Meanwhile, the Nebraska-based company was busy expanding to other states.




In the ES&S response to the S.C. RFP for the new voting machines, the company outlined that it provided “state-wide installations” like South Carolina’s to 14 states in total, and other voting services to clients in all but eight states in America. The company’s technology served over 80 million registered voters — more than any other competitor on the market — a study about the industry from the University of Pennsylvania found in 2017.


But the success of ES&S and its nearest competitors isn’t owing to their technological prowess, suggested Dan Wallach, professor of computer science at Rice University in Houston. Wallach currently serves on a committee that helps develop national guidelines for voting technology products and conducts research with the nonprofit, VotingWorks. Like Buell, he is a member of the Election Verification Network.


“There’s certainly nothing worthy of the phrase ‘innovative’ from anybody in the entire election space,” Wallach said. “To the extent that we’ve had public analysis of the major current vendors, the code that they wrote for the previous generation of products, it was just really terrible. They were making it up as they went along.”


The RFP sent to South Carolina in 2019 hints at why that might be. Of the seven ES&S employees included in the “biography” section of the company’s paperwork, only one, the senior vice president of operations, seems to have obtained any sort of formal education in technology. He earned an associate’s degree in applied science and electronics, then graduated with a bachelor of science in business administration. The rest of the team either graduated with a bachelor of science in marketing or business, a bachelor’s of arts or an associate’s of arts.


Though ES&S receives millions of public dollars to pay for voting technology and services, an ES&S spokeswoman said that the company was too busy preparing for or supporting elections to schedule a tour or call with a reporter from The State when asked in September and October. At the time of publication, ES&S did not choose to comment about the technical experience of the company’s employees.


Wallach was frank about the lack of good options on the market. There are federal standards for the technology, but they’re “old and inadequate.” Even so, the systems available for sale today are not built to the most recent guidelines, Wallach said.

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