December 19, 2009
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Michael sent me to the store this morning to get some bread for breakfast.
When I got home, he noticed that I’d only gotten a half loaf. We’d paid for a loaf of bread. He expected to receive a loaf of bread.
In response to his puzzled look, I could only shrug and say “well, half a loaf is better than none, isn’t it?”
“No,” he replied. “Getting half a loaf when you were sold a full loaf is getting screwed!”
Anyone in the U.S. Senate listening?
January 6, 2009
change.org has not eliminated the risk of voter fraud in its Ideas for Change in America campaign that I first wrote about a few days ago: “I committed voter fraud @ change.org”. This morning I was able to log in using the same disposable email accounts I used to test their system with New Year’s Eve. I chose to vote on some of the more inane Ideas in Round 2, to see if ballot stuffing could be used by supporters to help ensure an Idea ends up in the Top 10 Ideas to be presented at the National Press Club January 16.
The flaw allowing this vote fraud, which could have been addressed by monitoring IP addresses instead of email accounts, not only casts doubts on the integrity of the election results, it means that any reported numbers of membership by change.org are inflated. I count as at least five members, after having my initial account finally deleted for being a pain in their ass. **CLICK HERE to read more!**
January 5, 2009
Ballot stuffing + Censorship – Integrity = Bogus election
Today is the start of Round 2 in change.org’s Ideas for Change in America project. It should be known the Ideas finalists did not result from grass-roots driven democracy. Rather, the process has been tainted by unfair tactics and strategies by participants and organizers alike.
Despite recent disclaimers that they are a “private” venture, many of us who participated in the Idea project were led to perceive the site was somehow connected to Obama. Perhaps it was the pull-quote at the top of the page: “I will open the doors of government and ask you to be involved in your own democracy again.-President Elect Barack Obama”.
Change.org partnered with Myspace to launch the “Ideas for Change in America, a groundbreaking citizen-driven effort to help define President-elect Barack Obama’s presidential agenda.” **CLICK HERE to read more!**