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  •  lol (14+ / 0-)

    that's kinda creepy...lemme get my tinfoil hat out of the closet for a sec - that would kind of explain Rove's meltdown on Fox when they called ohio.

    A little patience, and we shall see the reign of witches pass over, their spells dissolve, and the people ... restore their government to it's true principles.

    by maddrailin on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 12:56:39 PM PST

    •  I thought about that possibility when I saw him (6+ / 0-)


    •  It beats me but... (0+ / 0-)
      After finding open “doors” in the systems, they created a “password protected firewall” called “The Great Oz,” and installed it on servers that Rove planned to use on election night to re-route and change election results “from three states.”
      ...but how does Rove re-route votes without access into the voting talling system...except that they are suggesting that the officials in OH,VA,FL gave him access to their system....scratching head on this one...I know the GOP wanted to steal it so bad...but I wonder who wants to go to the slammer for Romney.

      "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross." Sinclair Lewis, 1935 --Talk of foresight--

      by tuma on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 02:09:08 PM PST

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      •  They weren't doing it for Romney per se (1+ / 0-)
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        After all, all they wanted was someone that could spell their name to sign everything they want. Anyone that could possibly win would have done.

        Women create the entire labor force. Sympathy is the strongest instinct in human nature. - Charles Darwin

        by splashy on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 05:35:47 PM PST

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    •  I so wish that ORCA was Rove… (2+ / 0-)
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      …but ORCA was a Romney tool not associated with Rove.

      That said, man it sure would double my schadenfreude to know that people trying to steal the election were thwarted in their attempt to steal the election and that their stunned surprise on election night was related to the failure of their attempt. That is going to make a good Hollywood movie one day.

      Teh stoopidTM, it hurts. Buy smart, union-printed, USA-made, signs, stickers, swag for everyone: Get your We are the 99% Yard Sign.

      by DemSign on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 03:24:24 PM PST

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      •  think "opportunistic Rove." (2+ / 0-)
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        ORCA as we know of it primarily through Republican stories about it was designed to do X and Y.

        What we don't know is whether Rove or others opportunistically tagged along on the IT bandwagon to build something bigger & better (for them) that hasn't been reported.  Speculation: additional infrastructure to do Z, that was not disclosed to anyone except on a need-to-know basis.  In which case we would have ORCA-Public-XY, and ORCA-Private-Z.  

        A few things we do know from Republican complaints about ORCA was that that independent testing was not carried out, and that the user training sessions were more like sales pep talks, and that the system spectacularly failed.

        IF there was an ORCA-Private-Z in the mix, that might account for the absence of testing or other steps that might disclose its existence.

        Now certain Republican big spenders are complaining that ORCA didn't do its job, it was a waste of $$, etc., and their complaints have become "the narrative."

        Since when have Republican big spenders come out publicly pissy about Republican campaigns wasting money?

        IF a group of white knights hacked ORCA-Private-Z, that would account for the pissy Republican funders, the Rove meltdown, and other observations that otherwise don't make a whole lot of sense.  

        Lastly, there are specifics in the Anon letter that could be checked by Republican IT people behind the scenes.  If any of those specifics match, then it would signal to them, "yep, you've been pwned."  They would not come out and say so because that would be an admission of weakness on their part.  But on the inside, they'd know it, and that just might piss off their funders even more.

        We got the future back.

        by G2geek on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 09:38:59 PM PST

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        •  'zactly (2+ / 0-)
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          Lastly, there are specifics in the Anon letter that could be checked by Republican IT people behind the scenes.  If any of those specifics match, then it would signal to them, "yep, you've been pwned."
          Noticed that right off.
          How many times and how many passwords did they try-Exactly 105
          Only reason to mention that is to tip off the pwnie that he's been well and truly pwned. It is something that can be checked.

          I do like the final challenge, about "putting all the evidence into a tidy little package and give it to a painfully bored nemesis hanging out in a certain embassy in London."

          Although, knowing what I (think I) may know about the ship's captain, that does seem a bit counter intuitive, based on tales of the high seas, and prior actions re: bored nemesis and a certain specific ill gotten booty. Stochastic, to say the least.

          "When the powerless are shut out of the media, we will make the media irrelevant" ~♥~ Anonymous ~♥~

          by Lisa Lockwood on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 04:04:29 AM PST

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          •  while we're speculating... (1+ / 0-)
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            ... it would appear that the missive went through a process designed to strip out any attribution characteristics in the written text.  

            Yes, we both know that the captain of whom we speak has reasons to dislike the bored one.  I've gotten unpopular around here for my own dislike of the bored one, but so it goes.

            Anyway, I don't think the captain would do anything that the bored one could use to his own advantage, and in any case the bored one's potential to make any trouble for anyone is more or less permanently short-circuited at this point.

            If the captain was looking for a publishing outlet, he has plenty of options.  

            And yeah I think it would be just ducky to see a huge smelly data-spill on KKKarl and his poopy pals.  

            Here's to the apoptosis of KKKarl and his poopy pals!

            We got the future back.

            by G2geek on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 05:58:13 AM PST

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