Re: BBV FOIA requests

From: Jim March <jmarch_at_prodigy_dot_net>
Date: Mon Nov 08 2004 - 07:05:47 CST

Kathy, Bev ain't going anywhere.

She's going to keep pounding the Bejeezus out of Diebold, NASED, the
ITAs and the rest. As am I. They've got it coming, in spades. OVC is
perfectly welcome to come along and make something out of the wreckage
and it'll be needed by the time we're done.

Before the elections, Bev Harris's main thrust was "TURN OFF THE
MODEMS". The damn reporters can wait a few extra hours for memory cards
to be driven back in from the field. With the modems off, the county
election officials can still hack directly at the data; in Diebold's
GEMS, you do it like so:

Others such as Sequoia are generally similar. But by going after those
data files after the fact with the various state-level FOIA-type laws,
we can deconstruct that sort of tampering after the fact - at least
Diebold, Sequoia and the rest would have their access cut off.

Turning off the modems was a mild step costing zero in cash terms. Yes,
we would have preferred demonstratably bad software like GEMS be
scrapped but that wasn't going to happen and we full well knew it.

Now, I don't know why you insist on spreading filth and slander and want
Bev out of the way. Personally, I don't care. You're making a common
newbie political mistake called "attack your allies because they're a
wee bit different from you", it's why Hamas and the PLO often shot at
each other as much as they did Israelis, or why Stalin killed off all
slightly different Communist strains circa 1920 - 1925. It's a really
dumb mistake, usually connected with fanaticism and intolerance.

Try and slow us down, we'll run right over the top of you - you ain't
the only one capable of "blunt speaking". Comprende? You have NO idea
what else is coming down the pipe. We've got way more resources than
OVC right now and we'll have a lot more soon enough. We don't attack
you, you don't attack us, we maybe get somewhere here.

I *want* to promote OVC as an alternative to what's going on now. I
like your project, I like Alan. But if OVC people at any level are
going to constantly rip into Bev Harris at every opportunity, I'll pick
her over you lot any day of the week and I seriously doubt I'm the only one.

Gawd almighty. Think twice, think THREE times before you speak one more
dirty word against her. You're only crippling your own efforts.

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