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Computer Science Prof & Edward Snowden Explain How Easily Voting Machines Can Be Hacked

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    Edward Snowden & J. Alex Halderman, a computer science and engineering professor at the University of Michigan both share how easy it is to hack voting machines and change votes.

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    Have any of the elections in the United States over the past few decades, and possibly more, actually been fair and accurate? How can we truly know?

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Exploring the 2020 election aftermath can be confusing. A slew of partisan perspectives, mainstream media holding to a lockstep narrative, and much of alt media sitting on the other end of the extreme. But where can we get election information we can trust? That’s a good question, and one we feel will be answered as a bit more time passes. We are preparing a report on what factual election fraud we’ve found, but for now, we’ll start here.

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Political parties exist to secure responsible government and to execute the will of the people. From these great staffs, both of the old parties have ganged aside. Instead of instruments to promote the general welfare they have become the tools of corrupt interests which use them in martialling [sic] to serve their selfish purposes. Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. To destroy this invisible government, to befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day. – Theodore Roosevelt (source)

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When Donald Trump won the U.S. Presidential election in 2016, accusations of Russian election interference began to surface and still persist to this day. Many would argue that there was absolutely no evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 election, that it was a false claim built by various ‘powers that be’ which control the democratic party, to delegitimize Trump’s win. Others would argue that the evidence was quite clear, and that Russia did somehow influence the outcome of the 2016 election. While observing mainstream media, it wasn’t hard to see that they were strongly pushing the idea of Russian interference, while completely ridiculing the idea that there was no interference. This entire story was built off the existence of what was called the Steele dossier, now known to be a complete fabrication. So indeed ‘Russian interference’ was a mere political ploy, a lie, perpetuated for years. But since mainstream media has such a strong influence when it comes to controlling the perception of the masses, a large number of people were, and still are, completely divided on the issue and many simply just don’t know what to believe.

We are seeing the same issue happen again with the current presidential election, only the exact opposite. Now, the democratic party is ensuring the integrity of the electoral process, and mainstream media is constantly pushing the idea that this election contained no voter fraud, and that voter fraud rarely exists to begin with. A quick look at any mainstream outlet, including official statements from social media giants, will suggest there was no type of interference in any way, shape or form, while simultaneously ridiculing the idea that this year’s election could have been tampered with. This too, we know to be false. There is plenty of evidence for voter fraud, we simply don’t yet know the full scale. That’s what investigations are for.

It’s ironic how two sides can completely flip within a four year period, what was true regarding election integrity four years ago is not true today, but how can that be? Does this simply shine light on the idea that politics has simply become too corrupt a system to deal with and handle the problems our world faces today? Does it really work for the people, or is it a game in which the people are mere pawns? Should we keep giving our collective minds and turning our collective eye to one person who we think can solve, or have some sort of impact on world issues in an effective manner? Do global issues really change depending on who is the United States president? Do domestic problems ever change? Or does our perception of them simply change as a result of ‘leaders’ politicizing every single issue and trying to use them to gain more popularity?

What Happened: You are probably familiar with Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower who blew the whistle and shared evidence showing that the U.S. Government not only illegally collects massive amounts of data via a variety of surveillance techniques on its own citizens, but also citizens of many other countries around the world. On July 27th, 2019, Snowden tweeted a video of J. Alex Halderman, a computer science and engineering professor at the University of Michigan who is an expert in the field of election security. In the video he emphasizes how easy it is to hack the voting machines used today during the presidential elections.

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In a 2017 hearing, he states the following:

I know America’s voting machines are vulnerable, because my colleagues and I have hacked them repeatedly. As part of a decade of research, studying the technology that operates elections and learning how to make it stronger. We’ve created a tax that can spread from machine to machine like a computer virus, and silently changed election outcomes.  We’ve studied touch screen and optical scam systems and in every single case we found ways for attackers to sabotage machines and to steal votes.  – Halderman

In the video tweeted by Snowden, he states that “these machines have got to go.” Snowden has also shared in 2016 how easy it is to HACK into a US voting machine with a £24 memory card.

Now corroborate this with the claims coming from one of Trump’s lawyers Sidney Katherine Powell, who is an American attorney from North Carolina. She claims that she knows for certain that voter fraud can be found on voting machines around the country during the 2020 election, and the scale is large enough to overturn the election results.

She claims they will have presentable evidence by the end of the week. There are other supposed examples of fraud that have come to light being heavily denied. The machines in question are made by a company called Dominion and right now, claims by President Trump and supposed evidence of fraud is running rampant from his campaign.

These claims have been heavily denied by Dominion and Smartmatic, and ‘fact-checkers’ are all over these claims heavily denying them and labelling them as false conspiracies.

Why This Is Important: The fact that according to mainstream conjecture, election machines could have so easily been hacked in 2016, but not in 2020 just doesn’t make sense, especially given the fact that the same type of machines were used in both elections.

As mentioned we will produce a more lengthy report on fraud in this election, however, that is not entirely the point here. The point is simply to demonstrate how easily fraud can occur, yet there has been such a denial of possibility from one side.

At the end of the day, we have to ask ourselves how we really feel about the game being played before our eyes. Are ‘the people’ truly cared about and represented? If not, what is our course of action? Is it time to organize a new vision, one where elected (or unelected) officials can’t simply do what they want?

How much longer do we want to hand over our own consciousness and attention to the political system? And how much longer do we want to rely on the political system as a means to represent the collective desire? How much does the political system really represent the voice and the will of the people? Does our political system do more harm than good? Is it even capable of facilitating any real type of change that can actually better the human experience? Are we giving our attention to something completely useless and incapable of looking at important issues, and asking the necessary questions we need to ask ourselves?

As long as our collective eye and our collective mind are turned outward to one person every four years, it will never be turned inward at ourselves, and we will never really recognize the ability we have as a collective to change our society from the story of today to a new one. Humanity needs a change in worldview, holding onto the old is being challenged right before us.

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A large portion of our journalism that you’re used to seeing on our Collective Evolution platform has now moved over to The Pulse. We will be publishing most of our news articles there, while Collective Evolution focuses more on personal development.

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We’ve done this for a number of reasons, mainly due to the struggles we’ve had with regards to extreme censorship at Collective Evolution. We hope you join us over at The Pulse in our quest to keep doing what we do!

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Abductions & Car Vandalism – Startling Australian UFO Report Unclassified

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An uncovered Australian report performed by their Department of Defence. “Scientific Intelligence — General — Unidentified Flying Objects” is trending again. Those who have done extensive research on UFOs will find the Australian version of disclosure to be far more intellectually honest than the American version. Albeit it was conducted decades ago.

According to ex-US intelligence official Luis Elizondo, the Defense Department’s Inspector General is presently conducting three reviews. The inquiries vary from the Department of Defense’s handling of UFO claims to Elizondo’s alleged whistleblower retribution. The open IG cases are crucial to Australia’s report because they establish beyond a shadow of a doubt that the US Department of Defense is being dishonest and shady when it comes to the UFO subject. For decades, Australia has been a loyal friend of the United States. Within Australia’s boundaries, they share a military installation (Pine Gap). When a close defense ally’s intelligence agencies determined that the US was not being intellectually honest in its approach, perhaps it is reasonable to conclude that there is more to the tale than the 144 incidents studied since 2004 by the UAPTF.

The CIA became alarmed at the overloading of military communications during the mass sightings of 1952 and considered the possibility that the USSR may take advantage of such a situation.

Australian UFO study.

According to the summary, OSI, acting through the Robertson-Panel, encouraged the USAF to use Project Blue Book to publicly “debunk” UFOs. In a tragic twist of fate, when Australian authorities sought explanations from the US Air Force, the allegation was debunked. The authors of the study were depicted as conspiratorial and even crazy by the US Air Force. Ross Coulthart reported this, and it may be heard in a recent Project Unity interview. Courthart is an award-winning investigative journalist who is drawn to forbidden subjects. He also stated on the same podcast that a senior US Navy official identified as Nat Kobitz told him that the US had been in the midst of reverse-engineering numerous non-human craft. According to his obituary, Mr. Kobitz was a former Director of Research and Development at Naval Sea Systems Command.

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PGA Tour To End COVID Testing For Both Vaccinated & Non-Vaccinated Players

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    The PGA Tour has announced that it will stop testing players every week, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or not.

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    Are PCR tests appropriate to identify infectious people? Should people who are healthy and not sick be tested at all, anywhere?

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The picture you see above is of John Rahm, a professional golfer on the PGA tour being carted off the golf course after tournament officials told him he had COVID. He was healthy and had no symptoms, yet was forced to withdraw from the tournament. He was told in front of the camera’s, and a big scene was made out of the event. You would think something like that, especially when you are a big time sports figure, would be done behind closed doors with some privacy.

Earlier on in June a spokesperson for the PGA Tour said that more than 50 percent of players on the PGA tour have been vaccinated. Although it seems that the majority of players on the tour will be fully vaccinated judging by this statement, it does leave a fairly large minority who won’t be, and that’s something we’re seeing across the globe as COVID vaccine hesitancy remains high for multiple reasons.

We are pleased to announce, after consultation with PGA Tour medical advisors, that due to the high rate of vaccination among all constituents on the PGA Tour, as well as other positively trending factors across the country, testing for COVID-19 will no longer be required as a condition of competition beginning with the 3M Open. – PGA tour Senior VP Tyler Dennis

The tour recently announced that the testing of players every week will stop starting in July for both the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. This was an unexpected announcement given the fact that, at least it seems in some countries, vaccinated individuals will enjoy previous rights and freedoms that everyone did before the pandemic. Travelling without need to quarantine and possibly in the future not having to be tested could be a few of those privileges. Others may include attending concerts, sporting events, or perhaps even keeping their job depending on whether or not their employer deems it to be mandatory, if that’s even legally possible. We will see what happens.

Luckily for professional golfers, regardless of their vaccination status they won’t have to worry about testing positive for COVID, especially if they’re not sick. This is the appropriate move by the PGA tour, who is represented by their players and it’s a move that the players themselves may have had a say in. It’s important because PCR tests are not designed nor are they appropriate for identifying infectious people. A number of scientists have been emphasizing this since the beginning of the pandemic. More recently, a letter to the editor published in the Journal of infection explain why more than half of al “positive” PCR tests are likely to have been people who are not infectious, otherwise known as “false positives.”

This is why the Swedish Public Health agency has a notice on their website explaining how and why polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests are not useful for determining if someone is infected with COVID or if someone can transmit it to others, and it’s better to use someone who is actually showing symptoms as a judgement call of whether or not they could be infected or free from infection.

PCR tests using a high cycle threshold are extremely sensitive. An article published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases found that among positive PCR samples with a cycle count over 35, only 3 percent of the samples showed viral replication. This can be interpreted as, if someone tests positive via PCR when a Ct of 35 or higher is used, the probability that said person is actually infected is less than 3%, and the probability that said result is a false positive is 97 percent. This begs the question, why has Manitoba, Canada, for example, using cycle thresholds of up to 45 to identify “positive” people?

When it comes to golf, the fact that spread occurring in an outdoor setting is highly unlikely could have been a factor, but it’s also important to mention that asymptomatic spread within one’s own household is also considerably rare. It really makes you wonder what’s going on here, doesn’t it?

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