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  • ArchimedesArchimedes B?nned by ?dmin PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐

    Soros operative buys an Election Firm: Smartmatic, SGO, Malloch-Brown
    Jul 12, 2015

    [Editor’s Note: For those that read my blogs this pertains to the election technology industry. If that isn’t your bag, find something else of mine to read.]

    Smartmatic, the troubled Venezuelan-linked voting company recent partnered up (late 2014) with a firm called SGO. SGO is headed up by one Lord Mark Malloch-Brown. Brown, as it turns out, is a rather curious and troubling figure. Brown, you should know, has close ties to George Soros and rents a Soros owned house in New York. Brown gets a sweetheart deal at only $10,000 a month. He also serves as the VP of Soros’ hedge fund the Quantum Fund.

    Lord Brown definitely has had a high flying career in international circles. But it turns out he is another left-wing utopian schemer that naively believes that, for example, we can END world poverty. Good luck with that---let me know how that’s working out for you. What’s infuriating about people like Brown is their insistence that they simply want “to change the world.” But they never EVER ask themselves if the world wants to be changed. And what if it doesn’t? Well, for folks like Brown the answer is “tough—we’ll change it anyway.” It’s how high minded utopianism always descends to brutal totalitarianism. It’s a sad and unwise outcome from a bunch of “smart” people.

    A quick look at the SGO website reveals this mindset. They claim they will focus on four main THEMES. They are Democracy (and citizen participation), Governance, Identity and Privacy, and Climate and Clean Air. The site promises that in a few months they will launch a “series of ventures” related to those themes. Thankfully, nothing concrete has been forthcoming since the publishing of the website six months ago.

    It must be a wonderful thing to wake up and believe that today is the day you will make the world safe for democracy and lower the temperature of the planet. That’s a tall order. Nothing like working on something realistic! The only trouble is that so far Smartmatic has done nothing but be controversial everywhere it conducts elections. Don’t trust me on that, just Google it. If that’s the best you can do on one or two of your themes, I can only imagine what your climate solutions will be—say, burn the rainforest to lower the earth’s temperature?!

    You had better bet there is dark side to each of these themes. I’ll leave you that to work out, but here’s a guess: it’s all about rigging elections, increasing the size of government, advocating for world-governance, using biometrics to track the movements and activities of people and destroying capitalism in the name of saving the planet. Not my cup of tea, but don’t think for a moment that they aren’t millions that are enamored of this view, and a select few actually are working on all those items, and that includes SGO and Mr. Brown.

    This may leave you wondering why I would write about this cast of characters in the first place. It turns out that Mr. Brown’s involvement in Smartmatic is a bit odd on a technical level. After all, Anoto, the Swedish developer of digital pens, has an EXCLUSIVE agreement that allow only Smartmatic to use their pens in any election related activity (voting, registration, etc.). The beauty of the digital pen for voting is that it actually retains the paper ballot and makes it hard to rig the system. But Malloch-Brown’s big push is for Internet voting. Internet voting does not have anything to do with a person marking a paper ballot in a voting booth. So if Malloch-Brown controls the Smartmatic purse strings I would not imagine they would ever develop a digital pen based voting system.

    In fact, it’s been over two years since Smartmatic got in bed with Anoto. To this date they have developed only one trivial application. It’s so trivial that any firm that uses digital pens could duplicate the same product (except Anoto wouldn’t allow it). There is no voting system, no registration system—NOTHING. It’s like they bought into it and then went silent.

    It’s also baffling that Anoto would sign an exclusive agreement with Smartmatic knowing that Smartmatic will NEVER be allowed to conduct elections (or election-related activities) in the US. That’s a multi-billion dollar market they are willing to simply write off for no reason. Now it is possible that Smartmatic, through some front group, will try to sneak back into the US marketplace, but that would end really badly for them—really badly. But US election officials and government agencies should be on the lookout for this. It’s been tried before.

    The worst part of this whole thing is that for the most part we expect election technology firms to be politically neutral—and most are. But it’s pretty disturbing to see a Soros-backed venture trying to gain such a large foothold in the election space (and beyond). Someone needs to keep an eye on these folks. It isn’t really what it appears to be and some skepticism is in order here.
  • ObjectionObjection Too much winning PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐

    Chinese hackers is a false flag, we got something equally bad :naughty:
  • redpiratesredpirates Member PExer
    Humingi ka na lang ng tulong sa mga Hudyo.
  • docetrecedocetrece Member Idol Philippines Game Runner-Up 🏅🎤
    Pati eleksyon ng Pilipinas ang hilig nating iasa sa foreigners. Ang daming IT experts sa atin na makakagawa ng voting technology na hindi ka gagastos ng bilyon-bilyon at sigurado ka pa sa integrity at credibility. Palibhasa madaming political operators sa loob at labas ng Comelec na nagsasabwatan para sa pera.
  • ArchimedesArchimedes B?nned by ?dmin PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    60-30-10 lol
  • topnotch97topnotch97 Marley Brinx says hi PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    putting together the words "Hillary" and "Soros" together means disaster.
  • docetrecedocetrece Member Idol Philippines Game Runner-Up 🏅🎤
    Yang si Malloch Brown ang political operator ni Cory sa snap election. Siya siguro yung nanggulo noon sa bilangan kaya hindi nagma-match yung mga pumapasok na boto sa Comelec para palabasin na dinadaya si Cory. :bop:
  • ObjectionObjection Too much winning PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐


    You will never see Ted Cruz win this kind of a large margin ever again, or may as well say never win a state after this.

    Im not interested in our elections anymore since it's useless after learning this. Enjoy yourselves :glee:

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