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One long-time commenter said that his comments disappeared when we switched to the Disqus comment system.  Has anyone else experienced this?  Can anyone with experience with Disqus tell us why comments would disappear?

In terms of submissions, we receive a ton of emails saying “we would like to write for you” or “would you be interested in a post by” or “a post about” ….

We are extremely busy, and – just like we are only as good as are last post – can only judge the quality of actual essays.  As such, please send essays, and not mere inquiries about whether we’d be interested in reading your essays.

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  • jon knight

    This may be the problem? I had a similar problem when I installed Disqus on a new site. Should only have to fix it once, as long as you don’t make new changes to the site itself. Hope this helps. Disqus is a great system.

    http://help.disqus.com/customer/portal/articles/664693-why-are-comments-visible-in-the-disqus-admin-but-not-on-my-site-

  • Anon

    Has anyone else experienced this?

    Yes. But then again, why would I think you would be able to see this?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6k8DFb8fWs Phaerisee

    I urge all Christians who have not taken the time to research Mitt Romney to do so. Anything that is of God should be able to stand in the Light of Truth. If you can’t vote for President Obama, then vote for Ron Paul, or write-in Ron Paul. God would never want us to choose “The Lesser of two evils.” Do not be deceived. No man is like unto God.
    Mitt Romney must NOT Be elected!

  • Tinky

    I (and others) warned you about switching to Disqus, and am sorry to say that this won’t be your only problem. And yes, it has happened to me as well.

  • d9rich

    I’ve had problems with Disqus at the Common Dreams website the last several months. I informed the webmaster many times but to no avail. The last week or so has seen an improvement concerning the problem of commenting on various articles. Disqus would tell me I could not comment on that thread even if my comment was an original comment. CD also posted a statement that they were having a lot of problems from the Chinese side of the internet. That excuse seemed rather odd to me.

  • jan

    i use safari and that means no disqus.

  • geepers

    Disqus has an import feature to get comments that had been posted before you installed disqus. It works to some degree although not sure if it is 100% accurate. Not sure if you use wordpress self hosted (or use a host company) or if it is a wordpress hosted site, but if you have access to plugins you can also check there to see if anything will synchronize previous comments into disqus. But check the import feature on the disqus admin panel first.

  • http://bigdanblogger.blogspot.com/ Big Dan

    I think comments disappear…but then reappear, when discus is doing maintenance. I used to have the blogger comments system, but when you post a link in them, you couldn’t click on the link…you had to cut/paste the link into the address bar. Then I went with Haloscan which I thought was the best. Then, of course, since Haloscan was the best, they went out of business. Then I switched to discus. If you keep switching, you’ll find they’re all the same and you’ll spend more time switching comments systems than is worth it.

    Yes, I’ve seen discus comments disappear, then reappear. I’ve had complaints from people who want to comment but don’t want a discus signon, that they have to go through some special screen. BUT…I think at this point, that may be no different than any other comments system.

    Also, they seem to be trying to consolidate and connect all comments systems to work together and then in turn connect those to facebook, twitter, etc…so everything along those lines keeps changing and changing. So, you might change, then you’ll change again, and get into some big waste of time. At least that’s my experience with it.

    • http://bigdanblogger.blogspot.com/ Big Dan

      And don’t forget, if you switch comments systems and want to keep your old comments, you have to find out if you can import your old comments into the new system or they will be gone forever or at least difficult access to them.

      • http://bigdanblogger.blogspot.com/ Big Dan

        May as well write one more thing about comments systems, sorry! But I noticed that comments on my blog “reappeared” after years in discus, comments made on other comments systems I had over the years. And I didn’t convert them. Is that bizarre? That means comments lost from switching from 2 different comments systems over the years reappeared in discus without me doing it.

        • Bev

          I have posted at washingtonsblog and naked capitalism and max keiser about old comments gone missing without ever returning, yet links in google still list comments. Yes, get them back…before the election.

          Something that I wanted to post here too.

          Does anyone have contacts at ABC who allegedly have had this story
          for 18 months. We need to know if true before the election (because with
          Romney’s family/financial ties to unverifiable e-voting machines in
          swing states…he wins those states dishonestly, and it looks like the
          media is helping him to do so.):

          Another article from veterans today and it’s a doozy. Is it true:

          http://www.veteranstoday.com/2012/11/01/romney-leaks-drugs-blood-diamonds-and-a-cuban-mistress/

          Romney Leaks: Drugs, Blood Diamonds and a Cuban Mistress (Updated)

          November 1st, 2012 | Posted by Gordon Duff

          FBI, CIA and Foreign Intelligence Agencies “Leak” Romney Files

          (See Addendum for updated critical material)

          by Gordon Duff, Senior Editor

          It started with a photograph. Mitt Romney in Cuba with a woman named
          “Maria XXXXX,” (also known as…Maria Perez, Jane Maria Perez, Jane Mary
          Swift, Maria Andropolun or Maria Anapolov)_ Cuban mother, Russian
          father. The year, 1999, a flight to Vera Cruz, then on to Havana.

          The source, a top level FBI official managing counter-narcotics in
          Mexico, along with L3 Communications, gained access to the Romney file
          held by Mexican intelligence.

          snip

          The information below is the result of years of investigation
          including two years undercover, inside of one of Mexico’s biggest drug
          cartels. Files include wire taps, documents, photographs, including
          documents from Cuban intelligence which include photos and recordings,
          secured at extreme risk.

          Romney, spying for Cuba and Russia, Romney running terrorism in
          Africa, this is what the FBI, CIA and the files state. Documents outline
          several meetings between Romney and Castro. FBI officials now indicate
          that Romney’s travels were done under diplomatic passport supplied by
          the KGB.

          Notes in the “Romney File” indicate the following: Based on the
          number of trips to Cuba and reports from our intelligence sources there,
          Romney was considered a top intelligence asset for Cuban and
          Soviet/Russian intelligence.

          His psychopathic and narcissistic personality disorders tied to
          gambling addiction and obsession with physical security (physical
          cowardice) made him, not only easy to manage but highly motivated to use
          his strong ties in Washington to access whatever intelligence his
          handlers desired. Romney’s “world view” is that he sees himself as a
          molder of world history, above “ordinary people” and obsessed with power
          and personal safety.

          Nothing here is new to anyone but the public. The media had been approached to run this story.

          ABC has it and is sitting on it, the US government has all the
          documents, only the public has been kept in the dark, kept from one of
          the larger coverups in the past couple of years.

          We have so many, one can’t use the term “major” without risk of overstatement.

          The story begins at Harvard and ends in South Africa, drug money,
          blood diamonds, spying for Cuba and Russia, a story offered to ABC News,
          a story documented to Sheldon Adelson, the Koch Brothers and Harold
          Simmons, warning them, a warning they chose to ignore. They were told
          they were supporting an organized crime figure, told by unimpeachable
          sources.

          Video Largely Confirmed by FBI and CIA

          YouTube – Veterans Today –

          What I was told began at Harvard, Romney was a couple of years behind
          Carlos Salinas, former president of Mexico, now in exile, whose father
          established the drug cartels.

          While at Harvard, I am told, the two established a “clandestine
          relationship” to build a money laundering empire, using Panama, Cuba,
          banks around the world, servicing the network of cartels the Salinas
          family controlled. Over the years, meetings would occur in Miami,
          Guatemala and Honduras that we know of, others, we haven’t documented.

          This is the official biography of Carlos Salinas, the “sugar coated”
          version of Romney’s long time associate, one of many of this ilk Bain
          Capital is the financial arm of all crime “south of the border.”

          snip

          Our FBI source says that Bain Capital was established to protect the former front company, Bain & Company.

          Operations would be managed from Panama, banking from Switzerland and the Caymans but client meetings would be held in Cuba.

          Here, Russian and Cuban intelligence set Romney up with a mistress, “Maria,” who was also his “handler.”

          We are told Romney has been in and out of Cuba constantly. Thus,
          nobody should know Latin America and its value than Romney. He sure
          knows China well. Now we know he also knows Russia, not just well but
          “very well.”

          Romney has had repeated personal audiences with Castro, we are told. From his profile: “Romney is a compulsive gambler…”

          According to our FBI source, top level counter-narcotics, Romney
          helped run narcotics trafficking through Mexico into the United States.
          He also continued to work directly with Cuban and Russian intelligence, a
          relationship they say is “ongoing.”

          snip

          With this short briefing is a stack of files, communications
          intercepts, surveillance reports, statements by undercover informants,
          one of which, an FBI agent, I spoke with for two hours.

          When no US Attorney agreed to prosecute, the files and this
          information were leaked, initially to ABC. They said they were prepared
          to do a “special” on this “as soon as the election was over.” That was
          18 months ago they have had files and met with the agents involved,
          under full secrecy.

          BAIN and AFRICAN TERROR

          There is an African end of this story. A CIA agent named “Tony,”
          working South Africa, part of a team of agents there, all Mormons,
          contacted a professional associates of mine. (an intelligence agency
          director)

          South Africa is my “turf” also.

          “Tony” as he called himself was working with a US law firm and was
          tasked with investing $120 billion in drug profits, maybe from
          Afghanistan, in South Africa. He told our representatives he was looking
          for mining properties worth more than $200 million each.

          more

          ……….

          Some of Gordon Duff’s recent articles:

          http://www.veteranstoday.com/2012/10/31/press-tv-us-military-planned-mutiny-on-the-bounty-to-topple-obama/

          Press TV: US military planned mutiny on the Bounty to topple Obama

          October 31st, 2012 | Posted by Gordon Duff

          Admiral Gaouette was part of a group of military officers who have
          been under suspicion for planning a “Seven Days in May” type overthrow
          of the US government if President Obama is re-elected.

          “His [Romney’s] real intent is to occupy Iraq and attack Iran. In the
          process, America intends on “neutralizing” the nuclear capability of
          Pakistan. This is the plan, it is known, not just in the Department of
          Defense, but by all intelligence agencies, the plotters have all been
          recognized, are all under surveillance and they have not been very
          careful.”

          The Obama administration has had American military, both on domestic
          and foreign bases on high alert since October 1. However, there has been
          no known terrorist enemy threatening the US. The enemy is called
          “domestic” but its origins are far from American.

          Today, Rear Admiral Charles M. Gaouette was “fired” from his command
          of one of the three carrier battle groups back to Bremerton, Washington
          to face an investigation.

          It is impossible to adequately state how unusual this is and how serious.

          The Navy was clear that the charges had nothing to do with his
          personal conduct, no rape or sexual misconduct, no stolen money, no drug
          use, the things that usually bring down careers in the Navy, that and
          crashing ships into each other.

          Gaouette was sent back because the Secretary of Defense found him
          unfit for command, sent him across the world in the middle of one of the
          largest combat exercises in history, one both timed prior to an
          election and one at a critical location, near the Straits of Hormuz in
          the Persian Gulf.

          Gaouette commanded nearly one third of the Naval and air combat forces in the region.

          The decision was made based on a conversation with the Secretary of
          Defense who, at the end of the talk, believed Gaouette was part of a
          group of military officers who have been under suspicion for planning a
          “Seven Days in May” type overthrow of the US government if President
          Obama is re-elected.

          This is not conjecture, dozens of key officers face firing, hundreds
          are under investigation, all with direct ties to extremist elements in
          the Republican Party and the Israeli lobby.

          Reports received are sourced at the highest levels of the Pentagon
          and indicate that the administration has been aware of these plans for
          months. It is not just the Obama administration. This happened before.

          snip

          Step one – Benghazi

          Those involved in the plot, those outside the military, are those who
          are spreading “conspiracy theory” rumors about US complicity or
          malfeasance in the handling of the murder of the US ambassador to Libya,
          Chris Stephens.

          Today, CIA Director, General Petraeus clearly stated that the CIA had
          received no requests for help. A month ago, the State Department also
          made it clear, the attack was military, well coordinated and that no
          forces were available capable of making a difference.

          In fact, the “conspiracy theorists,” those attempting to use their
          wild theories in order to implement an “October Surprise” are directly
          aligned with those who planned and executed the attack.

          snip

          This is the role of the controlled press in terror operations, providing “deception and cover.”

          more

          ………..

          Romney’s owned right wing Clear Channel has tried to exploit Benghazi
          for political gain. However, if Romney’s people did more than that…we
          need to know. And, because he has financial interests/control in in
          e-voting machines in most of the swing states, and has hired Bush’s 911
          “national security” people, the following seems consistent with his
          “lack” of character:

          http://www.veteranstoday.com/2012/09/12/embassy-killings-in-libya-the-stench-of-ciamossad-false-flag/

          ……….

          Obama’s solution to the above via links at Naked Capitalism:

          http://go.bloomberg.com/political-capital/2012-11-01/obamas-new-libyan-defense-chief-bushs-paul-wolfowitz-on-benghazi/

          Obama’s New Libyan Defense Chief: Bush’s Paul Wolfowitz, on Benghazi

          by John Walcott

          Also at http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2012/11/links-11042012.html#osK8ZFvgiDgtHXZw.99

          • Bev

            “We can no longer accept the government under these circumstances,
            the money in politics, the rule by special interest, the war for profit
            and the imposed third world slavery that the American people are
            expecting their grandchildren to face.

            Obama doesn’t get off the hook. He is now free to do all those thing he promised.”

            – Gordon Duff, Senior Editor Veterans Today

            ……..

            The runway has been cleared for Obama to keep his promises. We need to keep up the pressure to make sure he does.

            Meanwhile, the voters won.

            I thank everyone here and the election integrity people and Veterans
            Today whose insider contributors provided background information so
            important to the public.

            Post election Update:

            http://www.veteranstoday.com/2012/11/06/romney-landslide-loser-refuses-timely-concession/

            Romney, Landslide Loser Refuses Timely Concession

            GOP Retains Control in the House, Dems Sweep Senate

            …by Gordon Duff, Senior Editor

            _

            America does some really dumb things but running an organized crime
            boss for president, and a bumbling wimp of one at that, this had gone
            too far.

            What we can tell you is that the senior active and retired
            intelligence and top law enforcement and DOJ professionals, the drug
            enforcement officers, they are the ones that beat Romney, not the Obama
            campaign.

            They wouldn’t allow Romney to turn America into something even worse than the seemingly hopeless mess we have now and moved.

            Probably the worst scam in the entire election was the accusations
            made by a few stooges, some former military, sold out to organized
            crime, that accused the president of murdering an ambassador in order to
            try to lose the election.

            Add to that a phony corporate media who never attempted to dig out
            who paid for ex-CIA Rev. Terry Jones’ all day Muslim rant webcast that
            cost millions of dollars.

            This was a smoking gun that the whole thing was the expected October
            surprise, and took us only a day to find out who all was involved. Data
            mining is a wonderful thing.

            These stories need to be kept and whenever one of these phony
            military fatass types tries to cash in, they need to be shut down.
            Veterans Today’s archives are backed up on proxy servers off shore and
            can never be ‘disappeared’, hacked or firebombed.

            Then we have Hannity, Dick Morris, George Will, Newt, and, don’t
            forget poor Sheldon “Kiss of Death” Adelson who thought he bought five
            states for Romney and got none.

            Then we can see how well the Israel lobby did, New York is solidly
            Obama and, as of this writing, Florida is in play, a state that was
            supposed to be solid Romney territory with his Cuban connections.

            Oops, we forget. Romney got burned for his Castro meetings.

            The other upside is that the Israel lobby is now where it belongs,
            toothless, its massive influx of illegal cash into race after race and
            voters in almost ever case went the other way.

            Cuba, the recent revelations, burned Romney more than we suspected.
            We ran the story, pushed to do so at the last minute but didn’t think it
            would get solid distribution.

            We were wrong. We simply published, others put it in the hands of key
            political figures and squashed Romney’s backing in several key
            political and ethnic groups.

            Our intel friends were busy in more areas also.

            They leaked Romney’s ties to blood diamonds, money laundering, his ties to Castro and the cartels in Mexico and Columbia.

            They even leaked his mistress, a Russian/Cuban spy name Maria Perez Andropov.

            A few days before the election, what may actually be the best we
            have, a flawed lot I admit, but including key members of our military,
            moved on Romney and Netanyahu and, and, and…

            snip

            We can no longer accept the government under these circumstances, the
            money in politics, the rule by special interest, the war for profit and
            the imposed third world slavery that the American people are expecting
            their grandchildren to face.

            Obama doesn’t get off the hook. He is now free to do all those thing he promised.

            snip

            The fun followup will be the wild conspiracy mongering that has
            already begun on Fox News, claiming ACORN and the Black Panthers rigged
            the election.

            It is a reasonable estimate, not without some backing, that 5 million
            votes were flipped to Romney through software hacking, ballot box
            stuffing and simply destroying ballots.

            He still lost big.

            snip

            …here…despite the fact we are the largest active veterans group and,
            by miles the most politically effective, we continue to be minimized.

            Veterans don’t need cigarettes, booze and bingo. Americans don’t need
            a police state. If government doesn’t want to hear the unpleasant
            truth, it can change or we will find a way of removing it. We didn’t
            take down the criminal cabal around Romney and his Bush associates by
            ourselves but we were a third of that effort, done without one cent of
            fund raising.

            We had Americans with us. Again, my thanks to all that stood with us
            at VT, numbers I would never have imagined. I am humbled. Please post
            all election conspiracy theories in the comment section.

            ……………

            And, and another update and thanks:

            http://markcrispinmiller.com/2012/11/score-one-at-last-for-the-election-integrity-movement/

            Score one (at last) for the Election Integrity movement!

            Late last night, after Obama took Ohio, Karl Rove was on Fox News,
            doggedly refusing to concede. He insisted that Ohio was still in play,
            as Romney was going to win in Hamilton County—where the votes were
            “counted” on machines made and maintained by Hart InterCivic, a company
            effectively controlled by Romney’s family. (The same machines were also
            used in Williams County.)

            So it’s not surprising that the GOP’s Lord Voldemort foresaw an
            “upset victory” in that county. It is surprising that he said it on Fox
            News, and when the game was obviously lost, so that a sudden Romney
            “victory” in Ohio would have seemed especially suspicious—even in the
            eyes of Rove’s old allies on Fox News (or those not in the loop).

            To those of us with vivid memories of Election Nights 2000 and 2004,
            it was a creepy moment—and things got even creepier when Brad Friedman
            reported that the website of the Ohio SoS had suddenly gone down, which
            had also happened at that very hour eight years before; and when it had
            come back on, Kerry, who had been ahead, was now behind.
            And—horribly—the rest was history.

            But that didn’t happen this time, as Rove had obviously lost
            control—of himself (his recklessness in mouthing off like that was
            staggering), and, infinitely more important, of his well-oiled,
            fabulously subsidized election-theft machine. For all his plans, and all
            the preparations made by Ohio SoS Jon Husted (among others), Rove was
            clearly overruled on this Election Day, as cooler heads prevailed.

            The fact is that, this time, yet another late-night “upset victory”
            would have been too risky—for the US press had finally done its job,
            enough to make a lot of people conscious of what’s happened to our
            voting system, and, therefore,of what could happen to let Romney “win.”

            The honor roll includes, among many others, Harper’s (for publishing
            Victoria Collier’s brilliant overview), the Atlantic, Esquire, the
            Christian Science Monitor, Forbes (which came out with a killer piece
            about Ohio’s voting system early on Election Day), Huffington Post, and
            even DailyKos (which had been fervently denialist since 2004).

            This time, such organs, and others, played up news that most of them
            would once have buried or ignored—especially the news of what was
            happening in Ohio, broken by Gerry Bello and Bob Fitrakis in the
            Columbus Free Press, and carried even by such unlikely outlets as Fox 19
            in Cincinnati.

            In short, our work online was finally resonating through the
            mainstream press—not the New York Times or CNN, of course, but others
            numerous and respectable enough to give some traction to the questions
            we’ve been raising for so many years. Thus the old smear of “conspiracy
            theory” finally sounded not like common sense but like the mere ad
            hominem evasion that it’s really always been; and so those few who used
            that smear this time were shot to pieces for it.

            When NBC’s Chuck Todd compared concerns about e-voting to “birther
            garbage,” Brad Friedman cleaned his clock, with a devastating catalogue
            of proven instances of fraud that didn’t just expose the ignorance of
            NBC’s so-called “elections expert,” but which can now be used by anyone
            who wants to fight for fair elections.

            And, as usual, that tired old slur came not just from the corporate
            media but, even louder, from the left—ThinkProgress and Alternet both
            coming out with marvelously stupid pieces whose effect, potentially, is
            so destructive that Karl Rove himself might just as well have written
            them. (In its error-riddled item calling the Hart InterCivic story
            “FALSE,” Snopes.com used Alternet as a source.) And yet the dozens of
            smart, angry comments posted in response to those outrageous screeds
            make clear that leftist pundits can no longer get away with laughing off
            this all-important fight for real elections in America.

            It’s time to put an end to such complacent jeering; because people
            need to know—and want to know—what’s happened here, and what they can do
            about it. That growing public interest is the reason why our work has
            finally broken through, with Brad, Victoria, Bob, Gerry and Harvey
            Wasserman, Jonathan Simon, Sally Castleman, Richard Charnin, Michael
            Collins, Greg Palast, Bev Harris, John Ennis, Sheila Parks, Paul Lehto,
            Marta Steele and so many others (and please do forgive me if I didn’t
            name you here—I’m really tired!) finally seeing, if not their names in
            lights, their vital findings resonating through the public sphere. In my
            own case, that broad public interest recently came home to me when my
            half-hour interview with Heather Wokusch on MNN (NYC’s public access
            channel) instantly went viral up on YouTube, getting over 80,000 hits in
            just four days.

            And it’s because our work has reached so many people that it’s not
            just we ourselves who spread the word, but countless others who aren’t
            activists. As Rove and his confederates mulled their options yesterday,
            who knows how much they fretted over that explosive bit of video posted
            by “centralpavoter,” showing that an ES&S iVotronic e-voting machine
            had repeatedly flipped his Obama vote to Romney? (The Raleigh Telegram
            reported that the same thing was happening on machines in North
            Carolina.) The fact that it went viral—vividly disproving the GOP’s
            propaganda claimsthat Democrats were somehow flipping Romney votes—had
            to help decide them not to rip off this election after all.

            So while this day after is a thrilling time for Democrats, it is a
            moment of rare triumph for those fighting for legitimate elections in
            America. We’re feeling this elation not because Barack Obama won, but
            because we’ve helped prevent the right from pulling off another “win”
            despite the will of the electorate. And—despite that Democratic sweep—we
            will keep up this fight to realize American democracy itself, which
            must be saved not only from Karl Rove, the Kochs and Sheldon Adelson,
            but from the long joint grip of both the parties, and the money flooding
            through them.

            MCM

            *****

            From Victoria Collier:

            THANK YOU TO THE ELECTION INTEGRITY MOVEMENT!

            The awareness of potential GOP vote rigging was unprecedented leading
            up to the 2012 November election, and it made a difference. Many within
            the election integrity movement – Progressives, Libertarians and even
            Republicans – did not believe that Mitt Romney could win in honest
            elections.

            Election Day 2012 did see break-downs of electronic voting machines
            all across the country, enormous lines in African-American districts,
            and we will probably end up tallying millions of likely-Democratic votes
            lost in voter roll purges, discarded ballots, and other votes lost to
            GOP robo-calling and other dirty tricks.

            Which means that, as in 2008, it’s likely that Democratic wins are much larger than officially recorded.

            But the alarms had been sounded presidential vote-rigging was unprecedented and MILLIONS of eyes were on Ohio and Florida.

            Though we still have a task in front of us – instituting election
            reform; clean elections, the end of corporate campaign financing, and
            transparent vote counting – we must count this election in many ways as a
            victory for our movement.

            Victoria Collier

            Editor: VoteScam.org

            ……….

            Also at http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2012/11/obama-wins-the-system-is-broken.html#GeJR7mJapXpXUQtO.99

        • Bev

          http://www.velvetrevolution.us/newVR/index.php?q=node/41

          Karl Rove Loses Election After Being Checkmated By Cyber Sleuths?

          Last month, we offered a million dollar reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone who rigged a federal election on November 6th. We urged computer experts to contact us with information about any election manipulation of the tabulation results.

          We Received A Letter

          On November 12th, we received a letter from “The Protectors,” apparently a group of white hat cyber sleuths, mentioning our reward and stating that two months ago, they began monitoring the “digital traffic of one Karl Rove, a disrespecter of the Rule of Law, knowing that he claimed to be Kingmaker while grifting vast wealth from barons who gladly handed him gold to anoint another King while looking the other way.”

          “The Protectors” said that they had identified the digital structure of Rove’s operation and of ORCA, a Republican get out the vote software application. 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.”

          The letter indicated that “ORCA Killer” was launched at 10am EST and “The Great Oz” at 8pm EST on November 6th. “The Protectors” watched as ORCA crashed and failed throughout Election Day. They watched as Rove’s computer techs tried 105 times to penetrate “The Great Oz” using different means and passwords.

          snip

          At VR, we have spent the past decade exposing flaws in the election process, especially the use of electronic voting, secret software and cyber attacks on tabulation systems. Princeton computer scientists, Argonne Laboratories experts, GOP insiders, and even the CIA have shown that electronic election manipulation is both possible and occurring.

          snip

          We hope that those cyber sleuths will provide that evidence to the FBI, post it publicly or send it to us to do so.

          snip

          As far as lessons learned, we are hopeful that those who have been skeptical and opposed to greater security in elections will now get on board in a bipartisan manner to, as President Obama said, “fix” the broken election system.

          …..

          http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/11/17/anonymous-saved-the-election-text/

          Anonymous Saved The Election? (TEXT)

          Posted by
          Nathaniel Downes

          While some might consider this a random letter, or a jump to claim
          responsibility, if you step back and study the letter carefully a very
          clear message comes out.

          They cite specific numbers. They state precisely how many tunnels are
          there. They cite how many passwords were attempted. But, there are key
          words which look innocent but, to a computer engineer, are very much a
          trigger.

          These phrases are (our emphasis):

          We noticed these tunnels were strategically placed to allow for tunnel rats to race to the sewer servers from three different states.

          Now, to a normal person a rat is just that: a furry animal or a slang
          term for a scoundrel. But to a computer person, a rat is something
          radically different, a r.a.t. hack. The Remote Administration Tool hack
          is a method of remotely accessing a machine as if it were local. Using
          such a hack, you would have full access to the machine, at a level
          someone physically at the machine may not have. A “sewer server” is a
          term used to denote a hack over a secured tunnel, known as a Secured
          SHell (SSH), using a form of encryption designed to make it appear to be
          innocent background traffic.

          This is not some general discussion, making claims in order to claim.
          They have released clear and specific details on what exactly was done,
          information which the people behind Orca can verify. Even more telling,
          however, is the name the group used for their denial of service attack:

          The Great Oz

          “Oz” refers to the land in the classic movie, The Wizard of Oz; more currently, it refers to the television show Oz, which is about a prison. And the actions the group took was to attempt to hack the election into jail, locking it away. It broke, absolutely. We reported on the failures of Orca and its public face earlier. What Anonymous is claiming is that Orca’s public face was a farce, a lie. It was not to coordinate poll
          challengers so much as to steal the election.

          more
          ………….

          http://truth-out.org/news/item/12845-anonymous-karl-rove-and-2012-election-fix

          Anonymous, Karl Rove and 2012 Election Fix?

          Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks

          If this is true, then the implications are enormous and could take down the entire Republican Party and finally wake Americans up to the fact that our privatized vote system is shockingly flawed and insecure.

          ……

          http://wonkette.com/489966/anonymous-claims-it-stopped-karl-rove-from-hacking-the-election-by-hacking-orca-we-think

          Anonymous Claims It Stopped Karl Rove From Hacking The Election By Hacking ORCA, We Think

          by Rebecca Schoenkopf

          …..

          http://www.veteranstoday.com/2012/11/19/press-tv-coup-and-counter-coup-in-washington/

          Coup and counter-coup in Washington

          Webster G. Tarpley and Press TV

          ORCA: Why the Pro-Romney Vote Fraud Did Not Materialize

          Tagg Romney and his associates, many of them investors in Bain Capital, had notoriously bought control of voting machines in almost a score of states, including Ohio. What frustrated the design to steal the election? Perhaps this operation was disrupted and aborted by investigations conveniently timed and targeting some of the main pro-Romney intelligence and military figures in the rogue network.

          The answer may also be related to the apparent failure of ORCA, Romney’s data-mining and data management operation, which was supposed to help GOP volunteers get out the vote, but which may have possessed additional and more sinister dimensions. But, as David Gewirtz of ZDNet wrote on November 13, ORCA “got harpooned. ORCA beached. It flopped. It died in the sun. It failed oh-so-bad.” And with it failed the hope of Romney’s backers that they could seize the White House.

          • Bev

            What happened from a legal standpoint.

            http://markcrispinmiller.com/2012/11/what-really-happened-in-ohio-on-election-night/

            What REALLY happened in Ohio on Election Night

            Cliff Arnebeck and Bob Fitrakis are the two Ohio attorneys who
            deposed Mike Connell, and who have otherwise been working to expose Karl
            Rove’s election thievery since 2004.

            From Cliff:

            Some hackers/spooks hacked Romney’s computers, which crippled his
            election day get out the vote activity. However I fail to see how this
            relates to Rove’s meltdown on Fox News that night.

            A successful hack of the Romney campaign computers would have
            affected all of the operation, would have been illegal, and would have
            been known to Rove early on election day. So, it does not explain Rove’s
            dramatic disconnect over Fox’s calling Ohio for Obama at the 11 PM
            (EST) news hour.

            The hack we discovered was limited to Ohio. Its use was coming
            from Bob Urosevich the same guy who personally delivered a malicious
            patch in Georgia 2002 which flipped the votes and outcome in their
            governor and US Senate races. Our exposure of the problem in court
            through one of the top cyber security experts in the world (so certified
            by NSA) occurred at about 3:15 PM on election day.

            Urosevich would have been informed that the fix had been exposed
            and that an Ohio judge with jurisdiction had expressed willingness to
            adopt the corrective action recommended by our expert. He and the one
            operative who would have been positioned pull the trigger, instead nixed
            the operation. Neither of them would have been so foolish as to contact
            Rove to inform him that the Ohio fix was off. Rove’s communications
            were surely being monitored by law enforcement authorities.

            Thus, Rove’s mistaken rant over Ohio being prematurely called for Obama.

            Cliff Arnebeck

  • gozounlimited

    Obama: Angel of Death? – Washington’s Blog
    http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/08/obama-angel-of-death.htmlAug 14, 2012 – gozounlimited. The flying SOB just can’t stand that Cali is cooling off …. see here … 7:45 am PT …. http://radar.weather.gov/Conus/full_loop.

    Where are the comments?

    • gozounlimited

      The “he” you are referring to is a “she” and she isn’t soliciting or requesting a second of your time. Just want to know where the comments went? The me, me, me reflected in your comment is telling …..

  • JosephConrad

    Discus’ technology manifests a ‘personal agfenda’ towards submitted comments. Re: The election, if you have a Brain, then you know obama & Romney are BOUGHT, SELL-OUT THGUS, THIEVES & LIARS as are thsoe who’ve BOUGHT them. I pity americans who don’t realize that CONGRESS is BOUGHT TOO. Answer? A real 3rd. party financed by TAXES AMERCIANS MUST STOP PAYING…

 

 

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