THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO "HMMM...": CALIFORNIA DMV HACKED... AND TOASTERS DID THAT DOS ATTACK...

THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO “HMMM…”: CALIFORNIA DMV ...

Yesterday, you'll recall, I blogged about that very disturbing article from Mother Jones concerning the anti-black bias of computerized profiling during sentencing phases of trials. For me, the issue of all this computer-mania has always been twofold: (1) the inherent biases of such things, be they in standardized tests and their bias against the more gifted student and subtle mind, a topic my co-author Gary Lawrence and I covered in our book Rotten to the (Common) Core, to the biases against certain groups, or even the anti-human bias of markets now being driven primarily by computerized trading, out of touch with all human market realities, and (2) the basic insecurity of these systems as a whole, from standardized tests, to market trading algorithms, to computerized voting, to uses of profiling algorithms in the judicial process.

During that blog, I noted recent statements from the US Intelligence community that the assessment is that someone is "mapping the internet" for a possible system-wide takedown via cyber attacks. Even Hillary Clinton's campaign has gotten in on the act by suggesting that the current election process, and the hacking I put in the "tidbits" section yesterday, might be coming from Russia. I rarely agree with Mrs. Clinton about anything, but in this case she has a point: the computerized election system is vulnerable, and massively so, in a way that the old-fashioned ballot stuffing fraud procedures of yesteryear dwarf by comparison. But the fix does not lie in inviting the very same vested interests to have an oversight role. The fix lies in citizen oversight itself.

But since we're on the subject of hacking, I want to concentrate on another story that may have been missed in your daily perusals of news on the internet, a story that was shared by Mr. G.B.:

Did "The Russians" Hack The DMV Too? Statewide California Systems Down Due To "Major Computer Outage"

I have to marvel sometimes at the fact that the Russians (and their Evil Criminal Super-Mastermind Genius leader, Vladimir Putin and his equally cunning cohort of masterminds, Sergei Lavrov and Anton Vayno) seem to be behind everything from the  Weimar inflation to the Spanish flu outbreak and the invention of the common cold in secret Russian laboratories. Now, in this case, the evil Russians and their Mastermind Leader Mr. Putin have attacked California's Department of Motor Vehicles:

Customer transactions at dozens of DMV field offices were impacted by the outage, including offices in Los Angeles, Hollywood, Compton, El Monte, Fullerton, and Thousand Oaks.

Any DMV offices affected “will continue providing drive tests, making return appointments, helping with paperwork, and answering customer’s questions”, a DMV spokesperson confirmed.

Online services on the DMV website did not appear to be affected, officials said.

DMV says "Crews have been working all night to rebuild the system and get offices back up and running."

It wasn’t immediately clear whether the outage was linked to a massive cyber attack last week on server farms of a key Internet firm that repeatedly disrupted access to major websites and online services including Twitter, Netflix and PayPal. (Emphasis in the original)

This story interests me because once again, California seems to be a target of opportunity for some very weird and downright mysterious attacks. Recall that only a few years ago there was an actual attack on an electrical substation at the southern tip of the Silicon Valley, as obvious professionals targeted the sub-station, and were in and out in a matter of minutes, taking down the station, before law enforcement could arrive on the scene. Subsequently, internet connection cables were also physically attacked and physically cut in the San Francisco Bay area. As I covered these stories then, I speculated that these attacks looked like "practice," and such physical and target specific attacks, on conjunction with a carefully coordinated internet cyber attack, could bring things to a grinding halt. (Still think electronic currencies and a cashless society is a good idea? Then save your bitcoins, because there are big bridges in Manhattan and the San Francisco Bay Area for sale, cheap.)

All of this brings me to the recent DOS attack on the east coast, and to this story shared by Mr. M.H.:

Webcams used in major internet DDoS attack

Mr. Brian Galloway, author of this article, notes that home "smart appliances", like your webcam, or perhaps even your smart meter or smart toaster, were used in the recent attack to bring about a Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attack:

Last week's attack on multiple websites including Twitter, Spotify, and Reddit was carried out using internet-connected home devices as means of overloading the sites, experts have found.

The "global event" involved "tens of millions" of internet addresses, analysts said, and used the 'internet of things" - home devices connected to the web - as a means of overwhelming sites with coordinated messages from thousands of machines.

Machines in people's homes were secretly used without the owners ever knowing.The result for sites targeted in such an attack is a distributed denial of service (DDoS) and a lack of capacity for the sites to facilitate genuine users. Twitter, Spotify and Reddit all use a company called Dyn, which was the primary target of the attack. It is used to direct users to sites.

By attacking Dyn instead of just one site, the huge number of sites that use it were affected in turn.

In other words, all these wonderful new "smart appliances" stand like a silent, mute army, waiting to be called up by "someone" when the time is right to be arrayed in battle order to overwhelm specific servers.

Now, who would do such a thing? Well, of course, there are the Always-Byzantine-Never-To-Be-Trusted-Cunning-Rooskies and their Evil Criminal Super-Mastermind Genius leader, Vladimir Putin and his equally cunning cohort of masterminds, and then there are the Always-Inscrutable-Orientally-Devious Chinese and their Evil Criminal Super-Mastermind Genius leader, Dr. Fu Manchu...er... I mean, Mr. Xi Jinping. And I'm only half-joking here when I mention Fu Manchu, for watching all of this is like reading one of the far-out plots of Sax Rohmer and his evil villain mastermind, Fu Manchu. Why? Well, stop and think about it and allow yourself to indulge in some high octane speculation here. Why would one wish to demonstrate repeatedly the vulnerability of cyber-systems, be they voting machines or international financial clearing systems or departments of motor vehicles and state tax collection agencies? One motivation would be to put on massive brakes to any move toward an international cashless financial system. In that case, one might be looking at some anonymous (pun intended) international group of altruistic hackers bent on being a major headache to Mr. Global and his plans. Or, conversely, one might be trying to demonstrate the insecurity of those systems as a means of driving the market to a new, more secure system.
Funny thing is, China just recently launched that quantum encryption communications satellite, and India just recently launched over 28 satellites in a week, without saying exactly what all those satellites were for, beyond the usual bland public announcements.

 

 

 

55 thoughts on “ THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO “HMMM…”: CALIFORNIA DMV ...”

  1. Soon, there will be no need for the California Department of “Motor Vehicles”.

    They will be banning driving just as soon as they can roll out driver-less cars. It will only be a place for unregistered aliens to get identification cards so they can legally vote, get Legal State assistance and finally get that Legal Doctorate they’ve been craving.

    The ‘Internet of Things’ is closely affiliated with the driver-less car in an important way.

    Napkins wrapped around your hamburger, your eyeglasses, your wedding ring, your socks and that paperclip WILL be connected to your driver-less car AND the authorities. That was your cue to laugh at my stylish tin-foil hat.

    The original Internet Protocol Version 4 (IP V4) had an address space that was quickly being used up, and in danger of running out. Remember the scare of the death of the Internet about 20 years ago? The size of the entire Internet address went from 0.0.0.1 to 255.255.255.255.

    Back then, IP addresses were used to identify every device in an office that in turn was connected to the Internet. The printer, your desktop PC and the office router all HAD to have a legitimate and registered IP address. You were leased a single or a group of “registered” IP addresses for your organization. Authorities track Internet activities using that registered IP address.

    IP V6 was invented to solve that lack with an ENORMOUS address space. IP v6 is not in wide use yet because some smart person started using NAT addressing on the old IP v4 equipment that needed only 1 IP address per entire Office Network. You then only needed 1 legitimate registered IP address at any location and you would use a dummy set of IP addresses on your side of the Router.

    Soon though, IP V6 will be the standard and, everysing vil’ conform!

    IP V6 has “enough addresses for many trillions of addresses to be assigned to every human being on the planet.” Why the need for so many? Every single item in your world, door knobs, clothes, paint on the wall, Audi A8, and refrigerator will ALL be interconnected using IP v6.

    The Military has made mention of something called “Intelligent Dust”. Billions of teeny-tiny cameras with additional telemetry added, using IP V6 to connect to the mother ship. How does my tin-foil hat look now?

    Try and sleep tonight.

  2. Some indications of a cyber attack against Russia was revealed in an interview for the recent NBC’s Meet the Press program when Vice President Biden was asked whether the United States was preparing to send a message to the Russian president, Vladimir V. Putin. Days before, the American intelligence agencies and the Department of Homeland Security declared that the Russian leadership was responsible for attacks on the Democratic National Committee and the leaking of stolen emails. “We’re sending a message,” Mr. Biden told Chuck Todd, the show’s host. “We have the capacity to do it.” “He’ll know it,” Mr. Biden added. “And it will be at the time of our choosing. And under the circumstances that have the greatest impact.” Later, after Mr. Biden said he was not concerned that Russia could “fundamentally alter the election,” Mr. Todd asked whether the American public would know if the message to Mr. Putin had been sent. “Hope not,” Mr. Biden responded….”

  3. Attacking the DMV records to get rid of all those ‘doubled up’ files and driver’s licenses used to make multiple votes by dead men. Nice move .
    Using smart appliances to DDoS an Internet site.. now that’s getting into AI Skynet style. The Machines are coming. They will be what starts WW3, forget Trumpet and Clintonator the freeking IP connected Toasters and Internet Connected Hair Curlers are what causes the demise of the human race.. And in 3000 years, our descendants will scratch their heads and wonder where we went and why there is stratified glass everywhere.

    1. It does make you wonder what was there before all that Egyptian/Libyan ‘desert glass’. Or, what might be found with a magnetometer and ground-penetrating radar even today…

  4. “Why would one wish to demonstrate repeatedly the vulnerability of cyber-systems, be they voting machines or international financial clearing systems or departments of motor vehicles and state tax collection agencies?”

    Well, my thought on the matter is that some well-wishing group is attempting to steer humanity down the Biological path rather than the Electronic path. It could be a version of John Connor from the future, Adama from high orbit, or even Jedi Master Yoda from a galaxy far, far away…

    We ARE reaching a parting-of-the-ways, where tech is replacing humanity. This could indeed be some Nexus Point, where humanity’s future is being fought over. Has anyone seen the somewhat-obscure movie, “The Last Mimzi” (2007), where tech-dominated, DNA-damaged humans are trying to restore their viability via the past?

    1. Love your post! I haven’t seen the movie, but what you just wrote gives me hope 🙂 I was originally thinking that the robots were teething and as such, mishaps were occurring. But your idea is much much brighter.

      1. teething. nice. wow.

        i was thinking it’s more like a new pilot. looks a little drunk as he gets into the air. takes a bit of trial and error to get comfortable and balls enough to try a landing. once safe on the ground though, the next take off is assured. if not the next landing.

    2. They’re called the Vatican, and supposedly they want us all reduced back to easily controlled uneducated plantation owned serfs again. No thanks, technology done right is our future. We just can’t let the de-evolved beast like ruling class keep miss using it for their own personal power and gain.

  5. My phone “Health App”, which I did not turn on.. Started congratulating me on my walking.. Trying to turn it off was a problem and I had to “Force” it to shut down. So, let’s see the potential abuses that could rain down on you from your phone. Let’s say you go to purchase insurance and your phone records are used to rate you as a health risk?? Where and what you eat, FB postings.. Out there? Not really, the back doors in cell phones and the iOT is large enough to drive a truck through.. I treat my phone like a snake. Use caution when dealing with it..

    1. Keep it in a phone sized tin can when you don’t want it recording your location, activities, and 24/7 conversations and mutterings. Take it out when you want it recording things that will help you get lower insurance rates.

  6. … or perhaps Yaldabaoth has ordered its minions (toasters, house lights, refrigerators, iPhones, iNukes) to coalesce into a terrible force against humanity.

  7. I’m looking forward to a DDOS attack on the likes of facebook. Unless, of course, its already happened.
    Due to proprietary rights to maintain profits margins; to continue harvesting more data; and most importantly keep hidden their massive socialbot network.
    Oh, I’m sorry. Perhaps you weren’t aware. You see there’s been some breakthroughs on hard-core machine learning, multiagent systems, computational social choice and preference handling, mechanism design, predictive statistics, and fair division making under uncertainty; bringing all these desparate strands into a single unified field of predictive technologies, etc., etc. Your socialbot will know what you want before you even know it because these socialbots are using predictive algorithms to shape their interactions with users.
    You see they’re designed and specifically engineered to compromise social networks and exploit them for all kinds of proprietary info, like encrypted passwords, etc., etc.

    They’re even programed to tilt elections.

    1. Robert, I hope these socialbots are a little better at prediction than those that formulate my Netflix recommendations. Seriously though, it wouldn’t be sufficient to know, in isolation, one’s personal history in order to accurately predict future behavior. Of equal or greater importance would be an understanding of his present circumstances: his mood, his preoccupations, his immediate company, his awareness of his own tendencies, his present health, etc. — to say nothing of countless and essentially random, external variables: a nearby accident, a woman’s smile, a stranger’s rudeness, a shocking revelation, etc. Unless a socialbot were able to factor into its algorithms all of these contemporaneous circumstances, which is to say, unless it were omniscient, it would only remain limited in its reliability.

      1. brilliant daryl. now you’ve done it. the bot’s reading this and taking your notes as instructive. so that makes this a shopping list needed enroute to omniscience. great. fricking bots. we best be gettin that one ai that preferred a nice game of chess or tic tac do or whatever in that old classic “war games.”

        other think comes to mind. how omniscient do i or an ai gotta be? is this like the 2 guys that hear a hungry bear in the woods coming their way? bob starts lacing up his shoes. tom reminds him humans can’t out run bears. bob reminds him he’s not worried about outrunning a bear. so just how omniscient do i gotta be to convince you i’m omniscient? how fast do you think snails consider the average cheetah to be? do snails even have a clue whether cheetahs are faster than house cats? or humans? or sloths?

          1. we might wanna name our prospective ai soon. considering that our ai might already be here in our bots, perhaps we oughta name em both? i already call my gps wilma. i use that snotty brit woman’s voice to tell me i missed my turn. everybody cool with wilma?

          2. Zenodogbreath
            Only moderated once today[so far].
            But it was simply
            t with an i followed by a t;
            to make/
            (…) for tat.

            Bots write stories for newspapers; for sports; and more. They’re progressing. What’s behind the black-bot curtain?
            Running in tandem with this socialized bots are next generation censor bots that moderate stories on the fly, to influence targets. We could go on and on about this bot phenomenon; suffice to say those who are shaping it’s future, may as well be bots themselves.

        1. zendogbreath, Zoinks. My bad? If one believed the PTB wished only to kill us all, what need would they have of AI (or we of running shoes)? They could simply neutron bomb the world, or drop whatever modern day equivalent they preferred, and then task AI only with serving them the same beef Wellington that we once had. Why should they seek to enslave us all, as we require so much more regular maintenance than robots would?

          And if their intention were to navigate among us — driving our cars, for example — then they’d better know what to do when a squirrel crosses halfway and stops, particularly if another car follows much too closely behind and a third approaches from the opposite way, texting. Or more to the point, what to do were it not a squirrel but a small child, since the cheeky squirrel would surely die. Here’s where an AI’s awareness would need to have been expanded to encompass the immediate environment, factoring in the irrational, and therefore often inscrutable, human variables we present.

          But even that scenario would prove relatively manageable, especially if human driving were simply banned, compared to fooling us into a direct interaction and our willing compliance. First I should admit to preferring an automated phone AI to an outsourced pseudo-English-speaking human. And I’m often temporarily fooled by the phone recording of an AI representative.

          But if this same AI were embodied before me, whether on-screen or in “person”, and attempting to be similarly interactive, its reactions would have to be so much more natural to fool me. Just imagine an AI robot trying to fool a wolf or a dog. (Recall the epic of Odysseus, who returned home in disguise, fooling everyone but his old dog.) Well, some of us have versions of that same ability to read body language, easily spotting irregularities and inconsistencies, an ability made easier when an agenda’s in play, i.e. the agenda of their “irregular” AI creators.

          Frankly, the alien false flag, where one couldn’t claim to read “natural” body language, would be the PTB’s best bet. But such a show of force would be less a case of mind control and more a case of physical domination. Many of us might not be fooled by it but would be subjected to it just the same.

      2. Daryl, an AI would probably not need to know any one person’s exact reactions (unless he was John Connor *grin*):

        Instead, the AI would go more for the premise behind Isaac Asimov’s “Foundation” series. Build-up enough of a statistical database until you know with 99% certainty where the collective-beast is likely to slouch. Knowing that, apply ‘pressures’ to guide the unconscious, collective-beast…

        Of course, that leaves the AI open to any “Mule” phenomenon…

        1. goshawks, I’ve never read Asimov, but I’m generally skeptical about mass mind control. I know, I know: hoards of lock-step partisans follow their party’s jingoistic nonsense, even as evidence arises of its corruption and of a greater apolitical conspiracy.

          But we aren’t clean slates at birth. Some of us are predisposed toward clueless egotism — without need of anyone’s propaganda. It’s DNA. (And bad parenting.) Blaming every misconception or act of violence upon the elite and their programming is ridiculous.

          And if mass mind control were truly “a thing”, how would one explain a close political election or referendum? Why wouldn’t those in control “pressure” the voting public into a decisive majority? Heck, why hold elections at all, if mind control could short-circuit human willpower at any time? Why not just program us to do a desired job — just pull away the curtain and introduce us to our new slave masters? What could we do about it?

          I’m not arguing that mind control isn’t possible with the aid of drugs or direct electrical stimulation, even via severe trauma. But only if such extreme measures were employed nationwide, combined digitally via an omniscient algorithm, could a mass mind control be accomplished, particularly in our post-9/11 internet age.

          1. Daryl, it’s hard to talk about this without you having read the “Foundation” trilogy. ‘Mass mind control’, done the Foundation way, is more like keeping a herd of sheep moving within a desired trajectory than rigidly keeping them within pathways. Owned-media saturation and selected false flags are usually more than enough…

            Political elections have not mattered for a long time. Candidates are vetted, and true rogues are removed from the process long before election day. The underlying ‘apparatus’ does not care who wins the final contest, as long as the elected stick within parameters dictated to them.

            Asimov’s “Mule” was a mutant who could affect people’s emotions psychically – individually, or whole populations. He was unstoppable, and was outside the control of the Foundation’s subtle manipulations. It demonstrated the power of an exceptional individual. Fortunately for the Foundation, he was also sterile. So, they could wait him out…

  8. It would be wonderful if benevolent hackers were in effect warning us of our vulnerability to ‘the internet of things’, or to a cyber attack generally, even though very few of us would likely throw a toaster out the kitchen window for that reason. And it would be interesting to know how many factions of this rebel cyber force existed and how they related to one another. Could all such groups, Wikileaks included, represent a single cabal of American “white hats” — or a working alliance between Western “white hat” rebels and their Eastern official counterparts? What an interesting case of justifiable treason that could make.

    As was suggested, blaming the Russians or Chinese, or anyone else, for hacking our DMVs as prep for voter fraud would be absurd, since California only requires a credit card or health club card as voter ID anyway, and the state rests safely in the Democrat camp. Nor would the deep state require false flag hacks upon our bugged toasters to justify their own black budget spending.

    It wouldn’t even make sense that American cyber infrastructure were under testing for future attack. What self-respecting hacker would leave his fingerprints at his intended targets? Couldn’t they just attack dummy networks using the same hardware and software? Not to mention, the world economy is teetering on the edge of collapse; so why not just stand back and await that inevitable day?

    Likely a clumsy case is being constructed for a Russian or a Chinese cyber Pearl Harbor, in anticipation of the economic collapse, which indicates of course that said economic collapse will be followed shortly by a world war, though perhaps an entirely cyber war (assuming aliens prevent the destruction of Earth itself.) So we’re all to end up Venezuelan.

    And yea, I’ve never understood the logic of crypto-currencies. The only thing worse than trusting cyber networks with your vote is trusting them with your money.

  9. In my little corner of the world stupidity rules.

    Apps for everything : loud cheering.
    Chashless society : loud cheering.
    Smart appliances : where can I buy it instantly.
    Wireless connection : deafening loud chearing.

    I would not be surprised Russia + China delaying any way they can the folly untill their system is up and running. That would make sense to me.

    It makes me so sad how people make so many really bad health choises making the avelange that is coming praktically unavoidable and so few see it coming despite of its size!!

    1. neru, time for my shameless ad insert for my latest favorite doc: “vaxxed”

      yeh, time for a little math. something like 3.5 mil amuricans diagnosed already? exponential growth in diagnosing year over year? it was 1 in 10,000 a few decades ago. now they admit to 1 in 57. it’s closer to 1 in 45. looking to hit 1 in 2 in under 2 decades.

      more math. it ain’t gonna hit 1 in 2. consider the costs – both time and resources (money) – spent, lost, gone, not available for food, heat, transport, shelter,… caring for 1 or 2 offspring diagnosed on the spectrum. consider how the resource source of the family is often out lived by that resource vacuum that autism will make its victim.

      now consider how autism is so poorly understood except by those who consider it a metabolic disorder causing an inability of the systems to sufficiently detoxify the human. all systems are not go. all systems are almost never going to go along with each other.

      now consider that this can happen anytime. granted most of our experience is with folk who acquired it young enough that we figured they had it at birth. but there are plenty of us who acquire it much later. and there can be plenty more with the amount of stressors building in our society – glyphosate, microwaves, foods named soylent,….. reality tv,…..

      right now, no-one has so much as heard the phrase adult onset autism. there was a time diabetes didn’t have that subheading too, not that long ago. somewhere along in here, there are going to be too many common sensed folk who get on to simple facts that help recovery from cancer, diabetes, autism,…. all metabolic chronic degenerative disease for the oligarchs to keep their hobbled livestock, well hobbled.

      for now it’s taking the murder of small groups of scientists and healers who are on to bottleneckable techs like GcMAF and/or nagalase. what are the oligarchs gonna do when large majorities figure out what terry wahls, robb wolf, mark sisson, nora gedgaudas, william davis,… and a growing list of folk are demonstrating daily? are they going to have to treat everyone who doesn’t eat soylant snacks as some kind of maniac? are they going to falun gong everyone they can diagnose orthorexia nervosa?

      it don’t take much to feel better. and be smarter. and have less pain. and have less down time. and get less arthritis. and type faster……… oop. forgot. this is more than enough to get the mods cranked up.

      y’all have a good night ya hear. and do get some time to watch vaxxed soon eh?

  10. The Cali DMV — just bringing it into conscious awareness conjures vivid images of irredeemable bureaucratic sloth — a flickering, fluorescent-lit antechamber to Hades furnished with crudely duct-taped take-a-number dispensers, cheap folding chairs, and existential despair.

    Surely the hacking of such vital national-security infrastructure was the doing of Boris and Natasha! …Sorry! I meant Schmersh! err, no — Dr. Evil! …Ermm, the Riddler! No, wait, shape-shifting Reptilians! ..Klingons? Uhm, Deplorables! Yes, that’s it, Deplorables!

    Sorry, wait, hold on… where were we? Oh yes, racists! Racists! Racists! Raaayyycissstttss!!!

    Hang on… Well, by “racists” what I really meant was: Evil Russians!

    Yes, that’s it!
    The. Evil. Russians.

    You know, those Evil Russians who own about a quarter of the earth’s landmass — so surely if we did not have NATO as a bulwark they would have already invaded Latvia!

    Oh, they are evil! Evil!

    Even though they have the untold natural resource wealth which goes along with controlling a vast landmass stretching eleven time zones, they are so EVIL that they lust after the Middle East’s oil fields, and most grievously, they are plotting to undermine the Kalifornia DMV, knowing that this blow to the jugular of democracy, soaring eagles and gender-neutral bathrooms would unleash the inevitable destruction of our freedumbs.

    _______________________________________

    Luckily for the Borg, the average Duhmerican IQ has dropped by 15 points in the last 20 years. Otherwise such shameless propaganda might be detected as such.

    1. basta, I love your sarcasm…

      You know, the elites might actually be on our side. They are protecting us from The Borg. Any self-respecting Borg (how’s that for an oxymoron?) would descend on planet Earth, start the inevitable “We are the Borg. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt,” stop and look around, shake its collective head sadly, say “It’s really not worth assimilating you,” and return to its Cube. See, the elite are really working in humanity’s best interests!

      And any ‘Babylon 5’ or ‘Star Trek’ fan HAS to assimilate this. Hilarious!
      “Babylon 5 vs The Borg”
      fanfiction dot net/s/4479976/1/Babylon-5-vs-The-Borg

  11. As I recall, the electric sub-station attack in 2013 was specifically carried out by shooting bullets into some transformers; 120 casings of 5.56 littered the ground nearby. (Four 30-rd mags?)
    One fun thing to watch for is the effect Cali’s motor voter law will have on the election. Assembly Bill 1416, already signed into “law” by Governor Moonbeam, gives undocumented immigrants the privilege of applying for a driver license and has a built-in default which automatically registers everyone applying for a license, to vote. The bill’s text admits that this creates a situation in which non-eligible voters will indeed probably vote, but they shall not be held legally liable if they do so. (The law’s text does not provide any remedy for the presence of ineligible ballots in the election process.)
    Anybody wanna bet that Cali will be served with a lawsuit which will seek to invalidate every ballot in the state?

  12. Since 911 we have been sold a worthless bill of goods aka as “security”. They are spying on everyone, everywhere 24/7 with everything from “Facebook” (where you provide the spying for them. LOL) to your toaster. I don’t believe any of this has ever caught anyone other than the stupid, inept, petty criminals usually found in YouTube videos. The real criminals, those “above the law”, are the ones running all this worthless nonsense; so naturally it will NEVER catch any of them.
    So, are they obviously running these attacks to acquire more funding for MORE surveillance? You know, more is better; we haven’t yet covered all the rural areas to monitor those cow farts and all those rednecks with guns; we don’t have video cameras hanging from the trees in the national forests; there is still much to be done. They don’t, as yet, have “control files” on every last one of us; there are still places where you have complete privacy. This cannot be allowed.
    Gotta pay for those “quantum computers” we, most likely, already have, all that surveillance infrastructure, and those “tracking chips” in those mandatory vaccines, so we will be “safe”.
    Safe from whom? Certainly not those driving all this nonsense.

    1. World is ready to go WW3. We need some kind of clash to settle this crap. Im sure its coming soon, The Clash. For me its like, what side you choose… My home country Finland is like NATO-bitch…Im not.. My wife&children´s country Russia, makes a lot of sense… Man… I say if I truly have to make that choise, in real life… you know what it is. I have no options 🙂 That is heavy heavy choice for me. I hope I dont need to do it. Living on the edge. Hope the future is a bit easier.

      1. WWIII will be about culling the world’s population and consolidating total tyranny for the NWO. But they can only do that if we take sides and allow them to. What if everyone on Earth stood down and forced the politicians and their kids to fight their own wars for once, while we watch, cheer them on as they eliminate one and another, and supply them with a steady stream of weapons and ammo until the last one standing. Then we send him or her to prison for murder. People who follow orders to go to war for bogus reasons deserve what they get.

        1. roger, it’s never occurred to you before rereading that paragraph that this is in fact exactly what the parasite oligarchs have done to the rest of us for generations? in theory that idea sounds as ideal as libertarianism and/or anarchy. in practice, neither can happen. unless of course you can get the rest of us to hear one hand clapping.

          aka. it’s a nice gesture that you and i are gonna stand down. probably in every one of these recently droned lands, there are like minded folk doing exactly that. what exactly are they achieving in that process? in syria? yemen? gaza? libya?

          the more pertinent question might be to figure how to compel the parasites to be more human and less parasitic.

  13. California DMV? Sounds potentially election related and a possible inside job. But by whom? Those who wish to disrupt possible voting fraud or initiate it?

  14. “DMV says “Crews have been working all night to rebuild the system and get offices back up and running.”

    I wonder how much that costs the taxpayers? Hacking your own clients would be a good financial strategy. Especially if your client is the government where supreme incompetence reigns and oversight is negligible. In this case there would be very little ill will among the DMV employees towards the hackers because the DMV employees will be required to do even less work, or probably no work at all until the computer systems are back up, yet still get paid. I can imagine them now churlishly turning away DMV patrons as they munch on their junk food and talk about the big game with their coworkers. You also can’t rule out that this could be tied in with DNC voting fraud in some manner. Possibly destroying evidence of non-existent voters, or maybe a scheme to register millions of new non-existent voters.

    1. Also of note is all the nitwits I have encountered recently who speak of this vast Russian conspiracy yet completely disregard the existence of any other conspiracy. I propose that we may be dealing with a North Korean conspiracy once again. Certainly the attack on the Silicon Valley substation has all the earmarks of a North Korean operation. With the North Koreans massive submarine fleet, the sky is the limit on what they are capable of. I wouldn’t even rule out an invasion of Washington DC one day. The North Koreans would certainly have the motive (and no one would deny the intellect) to launch effective attacks against the United States. Could they even be borrowing from our oligarchs’ playbook and exercising a divide and conquer strategy pitting USA versus Russia, or one faction of the Deep State versus another? Maybe Hillary is a North Korean agent as she pits the large number of Americans who crave to appear virtuous versus the large number of Americans who crave only sanity in their government and are therefore deplorable?

      North Korea would have every reason to view themselves in grave danger of the US as the US has demonstrated repeatedly it has absolutely no allegiance to allies and satrapies. Look what happened to Sadam Hussein, or Gadaffi and Assad who obediently opened up their torture prisons for the CIA’s extradition program only to be ruthlessly attacked later. And then there is Japan who dared question the US military occupation of their islands and were soon engulfed by a tsunami sent by the Pentagon. North Korea knows it has played the United State’s useful idiot for far too long, faking their belligerence towards Japan and South Korea to validate the US’s military presence in Asia in exchange for North Korean safety and 30 pieces of silver for the Il Jon family. How long can this CIA operation continue before the US turns on North Korea as well? The North Koreas know fully well that if the US wants to invade Mars one day with the red planet’s extensive labyrinth of tunnels and underground bases, they will have to practice this invasion on a terrestrial power first. And who better than North Korea with all its underground tunnels and bases? maybe North Korea knows that they are on the chopping block and they soon will be used as the dry run for the future Mars invasion? Maybe that is another reason why North Korea is hacking us. They are trying to discover when this invasion will occur.

      If I were North Korea, I would be thinking about contacting Mars and forming an alliance, if they haven’t already.

      1. Re the substation sabotage: It doesn’t take a bunch of North Koreans to shoot a carbine round into a transformer from the other side of a chain link fence. See my comment above.

  15. I will give you a recent personal example about two to three months ago here in Puerto Rico. There was a island wide power outage guess what telephone system worked if you guess the hundred and forty year old land line you be right my cousin uses a cell phone I couldn’t communicate with her during the outage the cell towers were dead. So much for newer is better old technology has a proven record of reliability the new technology is a criminal’s wet dream for stealing and swindling. If you love this technology you’re either a doofus or nefarious up to no good to begin with.

  16. You can add to that list the 2016 Australian Census, the first ever to be conducted online, was taken down on the evening it was advertised to be available for use. Whilst the Government Minister overseeing the Census claimed it was simply a denial of service attack, their inability to prove this publicly suggested it was something far more complex. I myself could not access it for weeks and in the end was delivered a paper form to complete. It did make me go “Hmmmmm” !!

    1. Yup. We filled out a paper form because we live in the bush and since we don’t have internet (unless you hotspot your phone to get it), we were left a package at our doorstep. We marveled at the representative who must have valiantly walked into our yard and faced our dogs – lots of grinding and gnashing of teeth! Unless he had a iDogstopper of course, or some sort of new anti-dog tech from iValley. Sorry, my sense of humour is rather banal at the moment. I’ve had it with tech and the way it’s become so entwined into our lives. It seems to me that we’re all waiting for something really big to happen and the denouement to finally materialise.

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