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August 17, 2019

Let's boycott Kentucky Bourbon until #MoscowMitch is gone

Lots of other distilled spirits come from Kentucky as well. Let's boycott it all. Check the distilled spirit you are picking up. If it has a Kentucky Distilling source, just Ditch it because of #MoscowMitch. Buy Canadian, Irish, Oregon or other whiskeys. There's plenty of choices. Watch out for vodkas and gins that come from Kentucky. There are other choices. New Amsterdam gin made in California is quite sufficient. There are others. No sorry feels for Kentucky. They have to all begin working to #Ditch #MoscowMitch. We will help them celebrate when they do with a toast of fine Kentucky Bourbon. #Boycott #KentuckyBourbon #KentuckySpirits #Ditch #MoscowMitch

August 10, 2019

IoT, the internet of things. and election technology. (?)

recently bought an HP Tango printer and due to it containing IoT technology, I started studying IoT security concerns a little. Pretty tough for my brain to understand it all. However, when it is on, and HP would actually prefer it is on at all times (yeah right, run up my electricity bill) so that it can better count my copies and send me ink before I need it.

BUT, My devils advocate side started thinking. Election machinery with IoT tech in it could count votes throughout the day and just send more votes when they are needed in certain precincts in certain states? Could IoT count votes and at 5 p.m. just switch 5% from column B to column A if column A was 1 or 2 % behind?

From what I have read and understanding the simple counting involved in sending me more ink what would stop this from happening in an election involving use of IoT voting machinery and software ?

I think we should be checking with voting machine companies and ask if any of their newer models contain IoT capabilities.

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