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There are funny Trolls, trolls who have a purpose and use snark, satire and humor to get their point across. An example of this kind of Troll would be @CanadianCynic (aka CC). CC is the master of the 140 character snark on twitter.
There are brain dead Political Trolls, trolls that continuously spout lies and mis-information. An example of kind of troll is @ejb__, she tweets bs an lies to support @TOMayorFord and decries anything that supports pedestrians and cyclists. Her lies are legendary and if you try to correct her she screams that you are cyberbullying her, stalking and harassing her. She is a hardcore follower of #FordNation.
Then there is Damany Skeene. Damany Skeene is one of those very special people who clearly has mental health issues. Damany has lost more twitter account in the last week due to abusive tweets than I have hair on my toes
Here is a list of the twitter accounts he has lost in the last week.
@DrunkSuperman99 @TheRealDamany @SUSPENDEDamany @SUNAZINEWSKKK @lorriegoldsten @LORRIENAZIJEW @NAZISUNLORRIE @SUNTHUGNEWS @sunlorriienazi @SUNEWSNAZI @SUNREADERNAZI @NAZILORRIE @NAZICPC
And these are just the ones that I know about. I can not explain the insanity that Damany Skeene, it must be experience, so here is a little sample;
Yes you read the headline correct, In defense of Rob Ford.
In a few short hours Rob and brother Doug will be on the air the weekly clown show on CFRB1010, where we are expecting him to make an announcement. It could be anything, but if is an announcement from Rob that he has an addiction problem (be it alcohol and/or drugs) and that he is going to take a leave of absence to deal with these issue, then I wish him all the best in beating this sickness.
Yes, it is a sickness, not character flaw, not something to exploit. But here is the rub, if Rob is think, “hey I can admit to the problem, go to a few AA meetings and then come back to in time to start campaigning,….” well then Rob, you have already failed. The recovery from addiction is a long, arduous affair, that takes brutal self honesty and commitment. Minimum recovery time is six months with intense therapy, and if he is successful, he will not be the same man. Alcoholic’s Anonymous and the relate drug programs that use the same “Step Program” tend to change people, and that is the point. Rob’s problems are not just the drugs and the booze, those are just the symptoms that manifest themselves caused by deeper issues, and those are the issues that Rob will have to deal with and defeat.
If Rob thinks this is a PR stunt to kill the story and then he can come back swing in January, then he has already failed. I for one hope that isn’t the case, yes I hope. If is announcing he is stepping aside/taking a leave of absence, if family is over joyed and filled with hope,… but here is thing, people with addiction problems lie, they lie all the time, they have been lying for years, to the public, to friends, family and to themselves. Excepting the truth that you have a problem they say is the toughest and hardest step to make, and that is true to an extent. The next step is the truly the hardest, the willingness to get accept that you can not beat this on your own and that you are powerless to beat it , unless you get real help. Rob Ford is very luck, he can afford to get the very best help, without having to wait (like many other Canadians have to wait)
So we will wait and see what Ford has to say, and what he doesn’t say and if he still blames anyone for this problem that he created. I will remain hopeful for him, and wish him best in beating this.
One, Two, Three, Four, I Declare a Twitter War was the original title for this article, but as of last night I figure out who is behind the major of the suspensions complaints against my account, none other that @TOMayorFord’s twitter account. WOW! Anyways on with the story as it was originally written.
IN THE BEGINNING,…
Seems that if you are active on #topoli and tweet about our Mayor in a negative fashion, there are Ford sycopants that will do what they can to destroy your twitter handle. They are in fact abusing the Twitter Abuse and Spam reporting tool. I now have three Twitter accounts to combat this.
Yesterday, my third Twitter account was suspended for “unwanted @replies”, twice. The funny thing is the people who have done this are not blocking me, they just filed the complaint and Twitter’s auto abuse engine automatically suspended my account (more about this later). One of the people I suspect of doing this is Toronto Sun “Reporter” Sue Ann Levy (it may not have been her, but more about this later). The other suspect for this abuse of the twitter abuse/spam reporting tool is none other than Ford Ford’s twitter account (yup, pretty much nailed him for it, or whom ever manages his account), who is also not blocking my second or third account.
So what else are these champions of free speech doing, well, if you link to a blog post, they are reporting the blog url to twitter and google as a maleware site and a spam site so that any reference to those sites is automatically filter from the twitter hashtag serach engine. I have confirmed that this is what happens on Twitters back end, and confirmed that when I link to my own site, any tweets will fail to appear in the twitter search engine results.
As a result, for the last four days, my main twitter account @Zorpheous can post, but those tweets will not appear in the in any hashtag search, effectively nerfing my account. So I create a new account and started checking to see if my other accounts tweets were showing up. Sure enough, no sign of the tweets from my @Zorpheous account. Oh, time to move on I guess, so I started tweeting from the new account to #topoli about a few of the articles I had written and boom, they appeared and then disappear once I refresh my browser.
There is a solution, you have to jump through some hoops to get the damage undone, and it takes 48 to 72 hours for it to get fix, but the Fordtard sycophants can undo this with a few bots and about 5 minutes of false flagging your account and the web sites to link to, so you are back to square one.
AND THEN IT GOT WEIRDER,…
Like everything revolving around Mayor Rob Ford, @TOMayorFord, he and what remains of his staff seem determined to make things even weirder. So here is what happened,… Last night, after walking Newton and making dinner, I hoped onto my third twitter account TheGrumpierHobbit @AGrumpyHobbit, I had elected to stay away from know Fordtard sycophants, but had one exchange with one @OntTory and of course @TOMayorFord, and within a few minutes I got the “Your account has been suspeneded” message, the reason given was “Unwanted @replies”. I thought great, this nonsense again. I confronted @OntTory if he was the source of the complaint and this was his reply:
So I guess Rob Ford is a “Susposed Liberal” then. I took him at his word and then limited myself to tweeting to @TOMayorFord. Now I want to make something very clear at this point. The @TOMayorFord account had not BLOCKED me, which is the general method used to indicate that the person doesn’t want to see you on their twitter feed and if you are any sort of half descent person, you respect that,… else you could get into trouble for “stalking” like behaviour. Also as of writing this article @TOMayorFord still has not BLOCKED my account @AGrumpyHobbit. I just want that clearly understood.
Here is my twitter exchange from last night (Thursday May 30th) Sorry for the length of it, but I want to include all my activity to avoid the anyone possibly claiming “Well you’re a douche bag, how do you know it wasn’t someone else, you have no proof”. So here we go, it is in reverse order so the latest are on top, oldest on the bottom; I have highlight the points where I declared someone has filed a false complaint about account FIVE times in my twitter feed, but it happened an additional 4 or 5 times, where I didn’t bother to mention it in my twitter feed.
Ya, so to Mayor Rob Ford, or to who ever the assclown you have managing your account, you are busted. Seriously, there is this thing called the BLOCK BUTTON try using it.
As you can see from the twitter feed I queried @TOMayorFord about this several times, the operator of the account never responded, but they have the time to file the false twitter @reply abuse reports (which takes about a minute or two do). Yet never bothered to block my account, which is what any sane person does when you don’t want an individual sending you tweets or responding to tweets you have posted.
This is our Mayor people, he is very busy, responding to emails, returning phone calls, everything is fine, business as usual and filing false twitter abuse reports against his detractors on twitter. The guy is completely unhinged.
Now, I also ran a few tests on the Twitter abuse report system last night to see if I could file a false report against my own accounts where my other accounts are not involved (you a Ford fan files a complaint about me instead of @TOMayorFord’s account). Well that doesn’t work, in order for an @reply abuse report to take effect, it must be your account that is subject to @reply, you can not do for someone else.
Our Mayor is completely unhinged.
To quote Mel Lastman NNOOOOBODY
So here’s Rob Ford’s Transit plan
- Streetcars are not Rapid Transit
- LRT’s are not Rapid Transit
- We need SUBWAYS SUBWAYS SUBWAYS
Ok, so how are we going to pay for the most expensive transit plan? Well according to Rob Ford, we can’t raise taxes, either in the City or on the Provincial level. Ford’s Solution, the Ontario Government should cut the waste and balance the books and fine an additional 2.5 billion dollars per year on top of that and give it to Toronto.
So basically we are not going to do anything about transit in Toronto while Ford is Mayor if he gets his way. No, it is “STOP THE WAR ON THE CAR”, “CUT TAXES”. This is leadership? Doing nothing is leadership for Fordtards, and that is exactly what we will get. Ford will do sweet fuck all on reducing congestion, he will do nothing to improve Public Transit, he will do nothing to find the money to pay for it. Instead he will continue to cut the City of Toronto revenues and let the situation get worse.
In other Rob Ford Stupidity, his executive group vote to defund the Toronto Pride Parade. The fucking fat homophobic prick. At this point if Rob ford burst into flames, I would cross the road to pour rancid rat piss on him.
Well the Gawkers crowd source manage to raised the money. Gawker is now giving it a month to get their hands on the video.
Is the story over? Nope, it just keeps getting more and more interesting. Ignore the Globe and Mail story about Doug Ford and his teenage years. Lets look at Rob Ford’s Administration over the past few days.
Rob Ford’s Chief of Staff was fired last week by Rob Ford for trying to get him to do the right thing and get some help with his “problem”, Ford refused and fired him.
On Sunday Rob Ford call the media maggots.
On Monday the Gawker campaign stalled until Rob Ford’s Press Secretary and Deputy Press Secretary wait around for hours for Rob to show up at City Hall, Ford didn’t come in until after 1:30pm, so they both resigned without resigning in person and left before Ford decided to show up for a normal “everything is fine” days work and found more empty offices. After this news hit the grid Gawker raised the last of money just before 4:00pm est.
Then the news come out that another Ford Staff knew where the suspected video, that does not exist, was located. We later found out that Ford’s former Chief of Staff then contacted the TPS to report the tip and chewed out the other staff for even hinting about what they should do with the information.
So where did the Ford Staff get the information from? Perchance the source weighs more 300lbs and knew where it was cause he was there? UPDATE well there is actually a very well balanced piece about the story about happened inside the Mayor’s Office HERE
So where are we know? Well even most of the most diehard Fordtards now except that there is a video,… but it is fake! Why they even found an amateur digital video guy who made a video about how to make a really bad fake Ford video,… so obvious this lesson on how not to fake a video is proof that the Ford video (that doesn’t exist, unless you are talking to the police and in the Ford Administration, in which case it does) is ipso facto fake, QED.
Of course there have been articles published about how difficult it would be to fake the video, done by you know, people who are experts in the field, but what the fuck do they know? There is a guy who made a video about how to make a really bad fake, and I have seen what they they could with Lord of the Rings.
I am hoping that we get to see this video, I don’t think it will make much of a difference to the Fordtards, but it maybe enough to finish this embarrassment that we currently have sitting in City Hall.
Of course things still get more interesting, seems that it is now possible the original Ford Crack Video owner may have been kill, murdered over the video. So who ever has the video, or a copy of it, maybe be involved in murder, which means they may be very unwilling to come forward. Robyn Doolittle has also said that there are multiple copies of the video in play, so there is still hope the video will surface. Gawker is giving it till the end of June is my understanding.
Which brings me to my last point, some of the Fordtards are screaming that Gawker is making huge money on interest, what’s the interest on business chequing account down in the USA? 1% per year at best? So ya, the most they are going to make is about $166 per month in interest, woo-hoo let the good times roll, they might be able to have a nice in office pizza party, but it will be BYOB.
Failing that, a Canadian Addiction Charity gets a nice donation.
Like I said in my other article, Occam’s Razor applies here.
Long time no blog, I am not going to blow smoke or crack any jokes,…. ok maybe a few jokes. it has been a long time since I have blogged, but this whole Rob Ford/Crack story has me jonesing for fix so lets begin.
1) The background
Unless you have been living under a “Rock” you know that there is a video that reports to be of Toronto Mayor, Rob Ford smoking crack or some other drug. The story was broken by the Gawker and then separately confirmed by two Toronto Star reporters.
2) Yes, i believe the video exists. Here is why, no sane reporter is going to make up this kind of story, let alone three reporters from two different media outlets. No media institution is going to put their legal ass on the line unless they have a great deal of confidence in their reporters and what they reported to have seen, the video. So yes it exists. The video exists.
3) The Video Exists. So there are only two reasonable positions at this point: A) the video is faked in some way (more about that later) or B) Rob Ford is in that video, associating with gun toting drug dealers and smoking what appears to Crack. THAT’S IT! Either it is fake or our Mayor is smoking crack (or some other drug) and hang out with the very people he wanted rounded up and deport from Toronto.
So lets deal with the with easiest scenario;
Scenario 1) Rob Ford is smoking crack and hanging out with gun toting, drug dealers. Solution, Rob Ford resigns in disgrace and seeks medical help for his addiction. The time for which Rob Ford to have come forward with this painful truth and play on the public’s sympathy has passed as of today when he let his Brother hold that “Presser”, that could have been phoned in. If Rob Ford has a drug problem, then he should have been there today to say so, ask for the forgiveness of the Toronto Public and to ask for forgiveness of his family for putting them through this, and seek medical help. But he didn’t.
If Rob Ford has a substance abuse problem, he has lost all the wiggle room he should be accorded. He has placed his personal issues above those of his family, his friends and the people of Toronto, he has smeared the reputation of the Toronto Star and two reporters. He has hid behind his family and brother. He is not fit to be Mayor,… if the video is legit.
Scenario 2) The Video is Fake.
In this case, the Toronto Star is in some deep shit, but legal arguments can be made, but that is for the courts to decide and lawyer to argue,… if the video is fake. So in this scenario, there are only two ways to fake the video: 1) the video was altered or 2) they found Rob Ford’s twin brother, who looks like him and sounds like him.
Lets deal with #2 - Fake Rob Ford. Seriously? Ok, this one should be easy to prove. Find him, in the city of of Toronto, a guy who looks and sounds like Rob Ford would stick out like a,… well like a 300 lb Rob Ford. A dozen people should be able to call it in,… “Ya I know the guy, he looks and sounds like out Mayor,… it’s spooky” Done! Next?
Fake Video Scenario #1 ) Digitally altered Video
Seriously? I need to actually explain why this is next to fucking impossible? Ok, ok, ok, lets pretend. First off, the equipment, software, training and SKILLS required to produce such a video (90 seconds long, contiguous) is not the exactly the skill set found in the average Crack Dealers bag of tricks. It takes friends of mine the better part of a month to animate 2 too 3 minute of animation. Their team required 5 people working for a month to do this, and they do simple a life like, cartoonish animations and have mad crazy skills, tens of thousands of dollars of software, some serious education, several years of experience and some rather pricey video rendering computers to do the job. So ya, not really in the bag of tricks for your average gang of gun toting drug dealers.
Next, the is a master piece of software video engineering, and someone made and fed it to a bunch of drug dealers so they can take down Rob Ford. SERIOUSLY??? REALLY??? Do we have to talk about this? Ok,… First off, no digitally master video can be created that will stand up to forensic inspection without being detect once it is available for analysis. I’m serious here, the tools available to investigators would show such a video to be fake pretty damn quick, and the number of people who could have made and financed such a project (we are talking a minimum of $100,000 to create this, equipment, software and labour) would be very short indeed. But if this highly improbable scenario is true it is the stuff Hollywood movies are made of.
CONCLUSION - ok so we have the following possibilities
1) Rob Ford is on a video and appears to smoking crack or some other drug
2) The video is fake and we are looking for
- Rob Ford’s twin brother who doesn’t mind being filmed smoking crack and cavorting with drug dealers
- The video is piece of 3d video manipulation that was created for the sole purpose of defaming and discrediting Rob Ford. This video is, by its nature required to be professionally produce and financed by nefarious evil, leftwing political operatives, who are willing to trust drug dealers as their method to release the video to the public.
So lets apply Occam’s Razor to this problem,…. Ya, problem solved. So unless I have missed another possibility (feel free to point it out, show your work).
We need to see the video so lets help Rob Ford either get the help he needs or help him clear his name. There is an Indiegogo CrackStarter page to raise the required $200G to pay for this video, go forth and help bring this video to the light of day.
PS, I have done my part, blogged, tweeted and donated. I’m looking forward to my commemorative print, cause I think it will be worth a lot more than $200 bucks and it will look really cool on my wall, next to my FireFly poster!
PSS, if the they fail to procure the video they will donate the $200G Gawker pledges to donate 100% of the proceeds to a Canadian non-profit institution that helps people suffering from drug addiction and its various consequences. If the campaign fails to reach $200G all money will be refunded. So it is hard to lose on this, either we get our money back, or the money goes to a worthy cause or the video gets released.
So the latest buzz on the Poutine trail is that Elections Canada served freeproxyserver.ca with production orders for their logs. Marc Norris, the admin of freeproxyserver.ca complied with the order, but unfortunately his server log records do not go back that far. This is quite understandable since the amount of data that proxy server generates in day can be very large, and in order to store a years worth of log data could require terabytes of storage, and then additional space for the backups. Given that freeproxyserver.ca is a free service I can’t blame him for spending the additional money.
Now the real interesting thing that wasn’t mentioned in most stories is the fact that both Prescott and Poutine used freeproxyserver.ca to connect to the Rack-9 Servers. From the Montreal Gazette we have this report Pierre Poutine’s trail goes cold in Saskatchewan
The suspect logged onto RackNine using the same IP address used to access an account with RackNine held by Andrew Prescott, a worker on the campaign of Guelph Conservative candidate Marty Burke. Both Poutine and Prescott’s account were also accessed through freeproxyserver.ca, Elections Canada says.
Now I fully understand why Pierre Poutine need to use a Proxy Server to connect to Rak-9, but why the hell did Andrew Prescott need to use a proxy server to do legitimate work for the Burke Campaign with Rack-9? When you consider all the thousands of free proxy servers that are available in Canada and across the world, what are the chances that Poutine and Prescott would both use the same one? Ya, that line that Prescott is using the he “categorically” denies he is Pierre Poutine getting a little stale.
COMING UP NEXT - Nailing Down Poutine’s Time Line and other interesting coincidences between Poutine and the Burke Campaign.
On Sunday I wrote this piece, #RoboCon - The Noose Tightens Around The #CPC Neck explaining the details involving Internet Cookies, IP Addresses and NAT Firewalls and how they relate to the facts that we know about Pierre Poutine. If you haven’t read it yet, I suggest you take the time.
Now, later on Sunday it was pointed out to me by SaskBoy and another person whom is very well informed on the details of the Poutine Investigation that I made an error by concluding that IP address linking Andrew Prescott’s and Pierre Poutine’s Rack-9 accounts originated from the Burke Campaign Office. This is factually incorrect, there has been no information stating that the Burke Campaign Office had the Rogers IP Address 220.127.116.11
This bother me somewhat, and I kept mulling over how the ownership of this IP Address could be resolved, and then late yesterday it hit me that I coming at this from the direction. Instead of asking myself “Is there a way to show that Burke Campaign owned this IP Address during the Election?” I should have been looking to see if there was a way exclude the Burke Campaign.
So the problem is simple, what internet ISP did the Burke Campaign use during the 41th Election? Was it Rogers, in which case it is possible at the Burke Campaign was the source. Or was it another company, Bell? Telus, Primus, IGS, Cogeco or any of the numeral other of possible carriers? If the Burke Campaign used any ISP other than Rogers, then this would rule them out as being the possible source of the Prescott/Poutine IP Address.
So how do we determine what ISP the Burke Campaign used? Well the old saying, the best records are Tax records, so all we need to do is look at the Burke Campaign financial return for the 41st Election.
The exact form we are looking for is Marty Burke’s Candidates’ Details - Statement of Electoral Campaign Expenses (Part 3a). There is no way to give a direct link to the form since they are generate by a script, so I have included a screen shot. I have edited it to place the column headers and the appropriate data to appear all in one screen shot, the form was also sorted on Supplier.
Items #14 and #34 are payments to Rogers, and they fall under Office Expenses - Other (including telephone). So that rules out anyone saying this could be a payment to a person called Rogers. Also by examining the entire 3a form (not shown here) we can also see that there are no other payments to any other IPS’s.
From this information we can not eliminate the Burke Campaign as being the source of the Prescott/Poutine IP address, but we also can not conclude that the Burke Campaign owned the 18.104.22.168 IP Address.
Is Stephen Harper Responsible for the election fraud that occurred during the last election in Guelph and very likely elsewhere in Canada? The answer is YES. I could go into a long winded explanation for the reasons, but I think there is one person whom even Stephen Harper can’t deny as a reasonable source, a person who makes the argument for Government Accountability and Responsibility very clear.
At worst, he personally ordered it done and chose the people who executed the plan. At the very least, he fostered an attitude within the party [...], chose the managers of the people who committed these crimes and completely and utterly failed to exercise any oversight, supervision or leadership.
In the end, it doesn’t really matter where [his] actions or lack of them fall on that scale. He is the leader and a leader is responsible for the actions of the people he leads.
If he had a right or honourable bone in his body, he’d admit that and resign immediately.
These words are of course those of Stephen Harper when he demanded accountability from the Liberals over the AdScam scandal. I think that this quote will become my new closing tag on every new post I do and #Robocalls and Pierre Poutine
Update Nut #1 - It has been pointed out by Saskboy and one other highly placed person directly connected to this Poutine affair that I have one point in error, the IP Address linked to the Pierre Poutine has not been directly link to the Burke Campaign Office. If the IP address is linked to Private Persons internet access or if it the IP address of publicly available WiFi HotSpot (say a Starbucks) then this would place the noose around Prescott’s neck. So even if Prescott is outed as Pierre Poutine (I’m not saying that it is, at this point), there is still the question of who is/was covering for him when the CIMS database logs were altered.
Update Nut #2 : I have mistakenly identified the Burke Campaign Manager as Marty Morgan and once as Marty Burke when it should be Ken Morgan. I have corrected these errors and thank you to readers at tyhe Galloping Beaver for pointing out this error.
UPDATE NUT #3 : The Wingnuterer would like to welcome visitors from the Privy Council Office in Ottawa and what I am assume are our Honorable Members of the House of Commons. Nice to see you gents back and reading quality blogs like mine again,… Ok, it’s nice to see gents back reading my somewhat questionable blog again.
The last big news in Pierre Poutine saga was back on April 16th when it was revealed that Robocalls probe extends to Tory headquarters. In that news article it was revealed that log entries in the CIMS Database were blank for the individual whom they were inquiring about.
What does this mean Blank. Well in a Database system, you can delete a record, but that does not mean that record has been removed. In fact, the method of “Deletion” is to mark the record as deleted and in subsequent queries made on the Database, records marked as Deleted are not processed/included during those queries. A record can only be purged from the Database permanently by crunching/compacting/compressing the database. During this process, the main database files and indexes are completely rewritten and all data marked as Deleted are removed.
So why does this distinction require such a detailed explanation? The answer is simple, the only way to remove data in a log file is to over write record(s) with new data, and to selectively write to a log file in a database requires special security. By Special Security I am referring to the type of security that is required by someone who has Administrative Privileges and the type of access/tools to the database that would facilitate this type of operation. From my understand, I do not believe that the CIMS web interface has those required tools built into its program.
Now keep all of the above in mind and lets look at the bomb shell that was dropped on Friday, May 4th. Robocalls IP address same as one used by Conservative candidate campaign worker, Elections Canada alleges. I am just going to point out some the most critical information, but I recommend you the entire article for yourself.
The sworn statement filed by Elections Canada investigator Al Mathews and released Friday makes a crucial link between the calls and the Internet Protocol address (IP) used to arrange the fraudulent calls made through Edmonton voice-broadcasting company RackNine.
The IP address was used both by Burke campaign worker Andrew Prescott to arrange legitimate calls with the company and by whoever placed the fraudulent calls that sent hundreds of electors to the wrong polling stations, Mathews alleges.
RackNine records provided to Elections Canada showed that Prescott’s account had been accessed from 22.214.171.124, a Rogers IP address in Guelph. He used his account to send out robocalls promoting Burke campaign events.
Now I think its more than fair to say that there is no smoking gun proof that Prescott logged into to the Poutine account and made the illegal phone calls. It can only be said that same computer in the Burke Campaign office logged into the both the Poutine (client #93) and Prescott’s (client #45) account.
Wait a second, couldn’t the Poutine account have been accessed from any computer in the Burke Campaign Office since it was behind the firewall IP that was recorded? Well the short answer is yes, but the real answer is no. Any computer in the Burke Campaign Office would appear to be coming from the Rogers IP Address is 126.96.36.199 (the IP on record for the Burke Campaign) with a NAT firewall (NAT Firewalling is the most common and prevalent form of Firewall) unless it was routed through a proxy server. Poutine did use a Proxy Server to hide his true IP address from the Rak-9 Servers, but on May 2nd he made a critical error that circumvented his use of the Saskatchewan based freeproxyserver.ca. To better understand this error, we have to look at another news article.
From the National Post article John Ivison: Closing in on Pierre Poutine, published on Marth 8th, 2012 we learn how the owner of Rack-9, Matt Meier, was rightly pissed off that his company had been used as an instrument to thwart democracy, and how Matt Meier continued to investigate to uncover the true ID of Pierre Poutine.
Mr. Meier said he had his “Eureka” moment at 3 a.m. one morning, and by 5 a.m. had written a 22 page report for Elections Canada. “He [Pierre Jones] screwed up. Just for a fraction of a second but it was enough for me to find him,” he said.
So what was this Eureka Moment, the answer is not in this article, but I do remember a more detailed article that out lined an interview with Matt Meier on how he tracked down the trail of IP addresses used by Pierre Poutine, a trail of cookie crumbs (it took me a while to locate the exact article again). From the article Pierre Poutine: Will Mystery Robocaller be unmasked Monday? we have this very interesting tidbit of information
Early last Tuesday morning – as in 2:45 AM early – Meier sent me this message: ”I think I know who Pierre Poutine is!!! I’ve been scouring all servers for logs and I’m pretty sure he messed-up hiding himself.”
The brain-wave hit him, he told me later, in the middle of the night, when he suddenly remembered that he had a tertiary server, which he hadn’t turned over to Elections Canada, because it wasn’t subject to the original court-issued production order. When he went back and analyzed the data on that server, he realized that the person who’d uploaded the fake calls had used a phony IP address. But when that user signed off, Meier told me, he left behind a tell-tale “cookie”, which left a trail of what you might call digital cookie crumbs, that led, in turn, to the real IP address.
It was the Rack-9 Server Cookie that led back to the Burke Campaign IP Address, but if Poutine was using a proxy server, how could have Poutine screwed up and not used proxy server on May 2nd? The answer is this, Poutine did use the Proxy Server, but it didn’t matter because the computer he used had initial picked up its initial Rack-9 Server Cookie when Prescott had connected to the Rack-9 Servers to place earlier, legitimate Robocalls.
To understand this better we need to look at how Internet Cookies are used and what they are comprised of. An Internet Cookie is a simple text file that is stored in your internet browser cache. A cookie is issued from a web server that you connect to and the cookie can contain many different pieces if information, but the one single unique piece of information that is common to all cookies is a Unique IDentification code (UID). Now many web servers may issue several different Internet Cookies associated to a computer connecting to them, but the most simplest and common cookie is the Tracking Cookie. A Tracking Cookie will always be unique to computer and a local computer user profile. This cookie is what used Meier to tracked down the computer in the Burke Campaign Office, and that cookie was issued under the account that was used to access the Client #45 account. We know this is the case because the Prescott account was setup before the Poutine’s (Client #93) and Prescott’s account would have been issued a Rack-9 Server Cookie first. So when Poutine logged into the Rack-9 Servers from the Burke Campaign Office, the Rack-9 Server requested if the computer being used had any Rack-9 Server Cookie, which according to Matt Meier, it did. The Computer at the Burke Campaign relayed it’s cookies back to Rack-9 Servers, which in turn logged the UID of the cookies in the Server Logs. Now the Internet Cookie in question was a Logout Cookie, and this type of cookie isn’t consider a user identification cookie type, like those associated with user accounts, but are commonly used to track the last time a specific computer was connected to a server, but there’s the rub, the Cookie is assigned a UID and that UID can be associated with more than one user server account, but with only with one computer and one local computer user account on that computer.
So where does this leave us? Lets examine the facts that we know are 100% certain
- Pierre Poutine made #robocalls calls using Rack-9.
- Pierre Poutine claimed to have been given Matt Meier’s personal and private connect information.
- Pierre Poutine had sufficient security access to access the CIMS database and pull digital lists of NON-CPC supporters
- Pierre Poutine had sufficient knowledge of setting up and using Burner Phones and untraceable Pay-Pal accounts.
- Pierre Poutine had sufficient knowledge on how to use masking proxy servers.
- Pierre Poutine had access to same computer and local computer user profile that was used by Prescott to connect to Rack-9 on May 2nd to make the illegal voter suppression #Robocalls.
- The computer used to make these illegal voter suppression calls was used from behind the Burke Campaign NAT Firewall and is directly linked to Burke Campaign Rogers Account that was assigned the IP Address 188.8.131.52
So was there anyone else in the Burke Campaign Office that had the personal and private contact information for Matt Meier? Well according to Prescott, he shared this contact information with Michael Sona and Burke Campaign Manager Ken Morgan. So we have three possible people who did have Matt Meier’ personal and private contact information, but we can rule out Michael Sona as Pierre Poutine, since it is known that Michael Sona acting as an observer at one of Guelph’s polling stations all day, and as such he could not have been in the Burke Campaign Office to place the illegal voter suppression #robocalls with Rack-9.
So we are down to two rats in the Burke Campaign office on the Day of May 2nd, Campaign Manager, Ken Morgan and Andrew Prescott.
Now that is not the end of this, ignoring the other 199 ridings that are being investigated, there is the very important point I made at the beginning of the article. Someone with Administrative Rights to the CIMS database blanked out the log records which point to the Poutine List pull. Now I am fairly certain, that no one in their right mind is going to allow people who are under suspicion of being Pierre Poutine or who are even associated the Burke Campaign to be allowed access to the CIMS database in order to prep a copy of the database that is intended to be sent to Elections Canada for this investigation. So it is obvious that we have a person higher up the CPC food chain actively and knowingly attempting to cover up this crime.
As for Sona, Prescott and Morgan, there is two possible scenarios to consider. Let me VERY CLEAR, these are only hypothetical possibilities, none have been proven in a court of law, nor is there any clear evidence to support them.
Possible Senario #1 : All three of them could have been in on it. From news reports we know Sona was mouthing off about the idea of using misleadng calls during the campaign. We know Prescott had all the skills and knowledge to put the plan in action. Morgan was the man who allowed it happen, because we all know that in the CPC if you want to break wind, you need permission, in triplicate, before you’re allow to unclamp your sphincter. Now I am not saying that this is way it happened, but given the nature of the CPC, it does beg the question.
Possible Scenario #2 : It was one of the three of the people in the Burke Campaign who had Matt Meier’s personal and private contact information. So pick among the three, Sone, Prescott or Morgan.
Possible Scenario #3 : Prescott isn’t Poutine, it was someone else. If this is the case, then that person went through extraordinary lengths to frame Prescott as the most likely suspect in the event that the Poutine Rack-9 #Robocalls were tracked to the Burke Campaign Office.
Still in the very end, given any of these three possible scenarios, the unavoidable fact remains that someone deliberately, maliciously and criminally altered the CIMS database logs that were given to Election Canada. What’s the punishment for altering evidence, obstruction an investigation and criminal conspiracy?