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Robin Pierce
sci fi, liberal, Druid, #HollensFamily, alternative energy
sci fi, liberal, Druid, #HollensFamily, alternative energy

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I love Peter Hollens, his music is awesome! He has almost 4 octaves in his vocal range and a college degree in Vocal Performance. He has all of his music on YouTube, there are links to buy it all, and he pays all the necessary licenses for his covers, he's always legal and legit. Ethics are sexy! Did you know he co-founded the U of Oregon's 'On The Rocks' male a cappella group...and went on to compete with them on The Sing-Off season 2?
Woohoo! Peter Hollens CD!

A capella artist +Peter Hollens's new CD came in the mail today! For those of you who haven't seen Peter's Youtube videos, I highly recommend giving them some time. One of my favourites is the one he just released, a cover of the Song of the Lonely Mountain from The Hobbit:

He was also involved in the viral Angels We Have Heard on High Christmas music video:

If you like what you see/hear, there are multiple ways of purchasing the CD - they are listed on his website:

No, I am not being paid for this advertisement, but I'm happy to support independent artists who make awesome and unique music. I've been enjoying +Peter Hollens's videos for a long time, and it's exciting to see him successful - and pretty cool to now have a physical CD of his music. :-)

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OMG there will be nuclear-warhead repercussions just from this one Trump phone conversation with Pakistan alone!
YOU GOTTA READ THIS ARTICLE! He is completely unaware...
Trump has ‘bizarre’ conversation with Pakistani leader

"A week after the presidential election, Donald Trump spoke via phone with British Prime Minister Theresa May, though it seems no one prepared the president-elect on the basics of diplomacy. Trump apparently told May, for example, “If you travel to the U.S., you should let me know.”

The casual invitation “left civil servants amused and befuddled.” In Trump’s mind, the British prime minister might have plans to swing by America for a visit, in which case, the president-elect hoped May would give him a heads-up.
What Trump doesn’t realize is that May would only come if invited.

Yesterday, the Republican had another chat with a foreign leader, and as the Washington Post noted, no one prepared Trump for this conversation, either.
Pakistan’s Press Information Bureau on Wednesday released a readout of a phone call on Monday between Pakistan’s prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, and the U.S. president-elect, Donald Trump. The readout is unusual in that it focuses almost entirely on Trump’s contributions to the conversation, and reproduces them in a voice that is unmistakably his.

The report from the Pakistani government is online in its entirety here, and it really must be read to be fully appreciated:
“President Trump said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif you have a very good reputation. You are a terrific guy. You are doing amazing work which is visible in every way. I am looking forward to see you soon…. Your country is amazing with tremendous opportunities. Pakistanis are one of the most intelligent people. I am ready and willing to play any role that you want me to play to address and find solutions to the outstanding problems.”

Of particular interest, the readout added,
“On being invited to visit Pakistan by the Prime Minister, Mr. Trump said that he would love to come to a fantastic country, fantastic place of fantastic people. Please convey to the Pakistani people that they are amazing and all Pakistanis I have known are exceptional people, said Mr. Donald Trump.”

Oh my.
It’s worth noting that Trump hasn’t always had such a friendly attitude towards Pakistan. In recent years, Trump published tweets in which he insisted Pakistan “is not our friend,” and shouldn’t be considered an “ally” of the United States.

But more pressing in this situation is that Trump told Nawaz Sharif he’s prepared to help resolve Pakistan’s problems and would love to visit Pakistan in person as president.

Time magazine had a good piece on this yesterday, explaining why the president-elect’s comments were “reckless and bizarre.”

There are few foreign policy topics quite as complicated as the relationship between India and Pakistan, South Asia’s nuclear-armed nemeses. Any world leader approaching the issue even obliquely must surely see the “Handle With Care” label from miles away, given the possibility of nuclear conflict.

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, however, doesn’t seem to have read the memo, injecting a pronounced element of uncertainty about the position of the world’s only remaining superpower on this most complex of subjects in a call with the Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif…. Trump’s intervention could have serious consequences for both regional and global stability.

Tensions between India and Pakistan have intensified, which leaves the United States in an awkward position. The Obama administration has made a concerted effort to strengthen U.S./India ties, while also delicately maintaining financial support for Pakistan.

Note, however, that President Obama is the first American president to ever visit India twice during his term, while Obama has not set foot in Pakistan.

Trump, who probably isn’t aware of the diplomatic balancing act, apparently signaled to Sharif a very different U.S. posture towards Pakistan – up to and including a presidential visit to the country.

If Trump does go to Pakistan, it risks alienating Indian allies. If Trump doesn’t visit after telling Sharif he would, it will further complicate an already difficult Pakistani relationship. And I can’t wait to hear what this means: “I am ready and willing to play any role that you want me to play to address and find solutions to the outstanding problems.”

Electing a president who doesn’t know what he’s doing carries real consequences."

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Encourage #POTUS to sign off on the fact that this land belongs to our indigenous peoples in North Dakota. Call the white house.
Address: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500
Phone:(202) 456-1111

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CBS NEWS September 28, 2016, 7:35 PM
More state election databases hacked than previously thought

"Multiple law enforcement sources tell CBS News homeland security correspondent Jeff Pegues that more U.S. state election databases have been hacked than previously thought.

According to sources, a total of about 10 states have had their systems probed or breached by hackers, similar to what happened in Arizona and Illinois.

CBS News has learned that government officials are increasingly concerned about Russian efforts to disrupt or influence the 2016 presidential election.

Arizona and Illinois have already experienced attempted hacks of their voter databases and earlier this month, U.S. officials said they are expanding their inquiry because investigators believe additional states have also seen hackers successfully probe their election systems.

More than a half-dozen cybersecurity experts told CBS News’ Rebecca Shabad it’s clear Russia, which has among the best hackers in the world, is trying to influence the U.S. election and that the chances of more cyberattacks between now and Election Day are high.

Voter registration or voter roll databases might be one piece of election systems that could be susceptible to further attacks, experts told CBS. Officials in Arizona and Illinois said voters’ information was not meddled with, but it could be problematic if they break into the system and delete files.

“The real danger is whether they can delete voter registrations,” said Herbert Lin, a senior research scholar for cyber policy and security at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation. “Let’s say they wanted to intervene on the side of [Donald] Trump. Then what you would do is find a way of invalidating the voter registrations, deleting the voter registrations of 10 percent of the Democrats in the state. That would make 10 percent of them ineligible to vote.”

Theoretically, another type of advanced attack, experts said, would be to target and modify software for voting machines so that it could affect what names are displayed or how votes are counted, though experts believe this would be too tricky to execute.

“You could, in theory, hack into that software and change it so that it would tally something differently. But again, those types of things are really hard to do just in terms of actually doing it, and doing it in an undetected way is much, much more difficult,” said Daniel Castro, vice president at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.

Some experts are concerned about states that use touch-screen voting machines that leave no paper trail. Five states are completely paperless: Delaware, Georgia, Louisiana, New Jersey and South Carolina. Nine other states have some counties that use paperless systems: Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

States are already on the look-out for possible insecurities. Earlier this month, Washington state revealed that its online tool that allows voters to register, update personal information and view a voter guide was accidentally accessible through the website’s development code.

There was never a “security breach” or “hack of the voter system,” the secretary of state’s office said in an advisory, and it was quickly fixed. But the incident reinforces concerns that state election systems could be vulnerable to potential cyberattacks.

Experts told CBS News that the ultimate goal of these hackers is not to necessarily change the outcome of the election; their main objective is to de-legitimize the outcome by sowing doubt, uncertainty and suspicion through a series of cyberattacks." ..

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17% Of Trump’s Wisconsin Win Evaporates After Discovery Of ‘Error’
VIDEO "Green Party candidate Jill Stein announced on Wednesday that she is challenging the vote results in three critical swing states. And she has started a real grass-roots effort to raise enough money to force the recount.
Stein is calling for recounts in three crucial states that Hillary barely lost….Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania….because of voting irregularities and the real possibility of a cyber-hack into the electronic voting machines.

One of the reasons democratic activists want the votes recounted is because the data shows that in the Wisconsin counties that used electronic voting machines, Hillary received 7% fewer votes than in the counties that used paper ballots and optical scanners.

New York Magazine reports that if in fact the Wisconsin vote was tampered with Hillary could have lost 30,000 votes. She only lost the state by 27,000.

But that’s not all.

Outagamie County in Wisconsin had four precincts….Cicero, Grand Chute, Bear Creek, and Hortonville….that reported discrepancies in their final vote tally. They found that the precincts actually had fewer voters than the final vote count showed.

It’s worth noting that Hillary currently has more than a two million vote lead nationwide. And votes are still being counted.

According to Snopes,
“The Towns of Cicero and Grand Chute along with the Villages of Bear Creek and Hortonville are where unofficial election results showed less ballots cast overall, than the number of total votes in the presidential election. The discrepancies led some to take to social media, questioning what happened, calling for a Hillary Clinton victory.

In a statement to Action 2 News, explaining the discrepancy in Hortonville, Lynn Mischker, the Village Clerk-Treasurer wrote,
“In order to give election returns to the Outagamie County Clerk’s office as quickly as possible the Chief Inspector added together the votes from the election machine tapes. An error was made while keying the numbers on the calculator during this process resulting in an incorrect number of votes reported on Election night.

The official process of tallying the votes was completed and rechecked. These vote numbers were recorded and delivered to the Outagamie County Clerk’s office the morning of November 9th. The official tally reflects the accurate votes in the Village.””

That means that the margin Trump won by in Wisconsin has shrunk to just 22,177. Literally 17% of Trump’s Wisconsin win just evaporated because of a discovered “error.” And this is BEFORE the Stein recount has even started.

And whether it’s coincidence or corruption, the Wisconsin precincts that made errors tallying their votes all favored Donald Trump. Once they corrected the errors Hillary’s vote totals remained unchanged.

Because of these discrepancies Hillary’s campaign has announced that they will also participate in the recount." ..

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Amazing Grace feat. Home Free is now live on my channel! :-) Such a pleasure working with @HomeFreeGuys

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