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Friday, October 01, 2021

Mike Lindell wrote a letter to the Idaho Secretary of State demanding that he conduct an audit similar to Arizona. Trump won Idaho by OVER 30% points, but Lindell insisted that they had to do the audit to uncover the fraud that was taking place, even in states Trump won. However, the Secretary was a bit dubious of these claims. Lindell's letter argued that voting machines in ALL 44 counties had been hacked and a large number of votes had been switched from Trump to Biden. The reason for the skepticism was because SEVEN of the counties never used any electronic devices to count ballots. There were so few voters in those counties that they simply counted the ballots by hand. However, to placate Lindell, the Secretary agreed to do a hand recount of TWO Idaho counties. Well the results are in and there was NO hint of voter fraud found in either county. The hand recount showed that Biden got the exact number of votes that had been originally reported, but that Trump LOST nine votes.

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Note that the local Austin, TX, Democratic Party headquarters office was 'firebombed' on Tuesday evening. Now they caught the whole thing on security video, but they were not able to identify the perpetrator as he had covered his head and face with an AMERICAN FLAG (I'm sure that he considered his act to be one of patriotism). However, he wasn't very good at what he was was doing (perhaps he was under the influence as there were several bars in the area). It took him two hard throws of a brick/chunk of concrete to break a window. He then tossed in what looked like a Molotov cocktail but it failed to ignite. He left and came back later with a handful of fireworks that he tossed through the window which finally ignited the liquid that had leaked out of the Molotov cocktail. Fortunately, the owner of a nearby bar saw the flames, called 911 and was able to extinguish most of the fire by the time the fire department and police arrived.

Friday, September 24, 2021

A monthslong hand recount of Maricopa County's 2020 vote confirmed that President Joe Biden won and the election was not "stolen" from former President Donald Trump, according to early versions of a report prepared for the Arizona Senate.

The three-volume report by the Cyber Ninjas, the Senate's lead contractor, includes results that show Trump lost by a wider margin than the county's official election results. The data in the report also confirms that U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly won in the county.

The official results are set to be presented to the Senate at 1 p.m. Friday. Several versions of the draft report, titled "Maricopa County Forensic Audit" by Cyber Ninjas, circulated prematurely on Wednesday and Thursday. Multiple versions were obtained by The Arizona Republic.

Friday, September 17, 2021

A doctor from Florida has plead guilty to being one of the "Patriots who stormed the White House on January 6th". Yes, the White House, or at least that's what he texted as he was crawling through a broken window into the Capital building. He admitted afterwards that his level of education probably wasn't high enough for him to really know which building was which in Washington DC (he's a doctor with a license to practice medicine in Florida).

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) has prevailed in the state's recall election, projections show, securing a victory in the biggest fight of his political career thus far and protecting the Democratic Party from a perilous ripple effect.

In a speech to supporters Tuesday night, Newsom thanked Californians for rejecting the recall attempt.


When cell phones first came out, they assigned special exchange numbers (the second set of three numbers in the 10 digit phone number). Up until the introduction of cell phones there were no exchanges with a '0' as the second number. I don't know why, but when AT&T (they originated the idea of area codes and exchanges in addition to the original four digit phone number) defined the 10 digit format, they excluded exchange numbers with a '0' in the middle. Note that my cell phone number's exchange if '504' while my wife's exchange number is '308' (she got her cell phone a couple of years before me). Of course, they no longer do that because they ran out of unique exchange numbers and besides, with so many people giving up their landlines but not wanting to lose their old phone numbers, the phone companies started to transfer landline numbers to their customer's cell phones, so that pretty much ended the idea of unique exchanges.

That being said, if you notice that someone's phone number does have a '0' as the middle number, you can assume that it IS a cell phone.

And just for trivia sake, at least in the US, there are NO phone numbers with the numbers '555' as an exchange. I assume that AT&T decided that it was good to have at least one null exchange, just in case, and so on TV and in the movies, whenever a character gives someone their phone number, the exchange is always '555'. That way, there's no chance that a real phone number is being given out by accident. Now, I've never checked, but I'll bet that there are no '666' exchanges either. Now, I do know that there's NO '666' area code (amazing how religious beliefs impact even the mundane, to say nothing of the totally irrelevant).


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