Archive for the ‘Election 2011’ Category
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 18.104.22.168
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 22.214.171.124 IP Address.
There is no polite way to put this, but to say that someone high up in the CPC delete database transaction log data from the copy of CIMS that they gave to Elections Canada.
There are a couple of very interesting revelations in this story (emphasis added by me)
They (Elections Canada) are now certain the list of numbers in Guelph that received the robocalls came directly from CIMS, according to the source. The CIMS data were compared to listings of the outgoing robocalls provided under court order by RackNine and matched perfectly, the source said.
Well it gets better, we further read;
“As you know, we have proactively reached out to Elections Canada and offered to assist them in any way we can,” party spokesman Fred DeLorey said Monday night. “That includes handing over any documents or records that may assist them.”
So the CPC willing prepared Documents and copy of the CIMS database for Election Canada to use in their investigation. Now given the nature and severity of the crimes being investigated, one would make damn sure that any of the information isn’t tampered with or redacted in way. One would make sure that the information given to investigators is on the level, because if it turns out that the data looks, how shall we say, cooked, then it makes you look as if you are actively trying to thwart the investigation and cover up criminal activity in your political party,… you know,… just saying.
CIMS is known for its tight access controls and detailed event logging and retains a digital record of every transaction on the database. Interns and volunteers have been sanctioned when the logs showed they had looked up Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s listing, for example.
The investigators have inquired about CIMS logs for one particular user in the party’s headquarters. The logs show blanks between this person’s CIMS logon and logoff on the day the Guelph data was accessed, according to the source.
It is now abundantly clear that someone with high enough security access to CIMS tampered with copy of CIMS given to Elections Canada. Sorry, if the excuse “It was just an over site,… It was a clerical error” does not wash. It doesn’t matter if the person who deleted this information was in cahoots with Pierre Poutine or not, this person has actively attempted to subvert a criminal investigation. That in itself is another crime.
Time to start another investigation
The Daily Zorpheous
If I missed any please let me know, I may added them.
When we know about who Pierre Poutine is, I’ll update the credits for this Daily Zorpheous.
Now I am not faulting Elections Canada here,
“Over 700 Canadians from across the country have informed us of specific circumstances where they believe similar wrongdoing took place,” the statement said. “I appreciate the interest that Canadians have shown in this matter and thank them for their continued collaboration.”
Now the last time I checked there were more than 700 people living in Guelph and according to my atlas, Canada is not confined to city boundaries of the City of Guelph. Yet all the HarperBots seem to think that this is now a dead issue because there are only 700 complaints. The only thing that this number demonstrates is the apathetic response of Canadians when it comes to reporting a crime of this nature. Consider the fact that Elections Canada reported that 281 call back phone calls were made to the Poutine “Burner” phone on election day.
Thankfully, Elections Canada isn’t listening to the Ezra’s and the CPC HarperBots, they at least understand their duty when it comes this matter, although it may have been slow to the initial response.
There is a YouTube video making the circuits right now on Twittter, I saw it last night, but it is only now starting to pickup steam. It is suppose to be Michael Sona “Confessing” to the RoboCalls crime. To be honest, it does look like Michael Sona, but if you actually take to time to compare it to known pictures of Michael you will see the differences.
And compare it to known picture of Sona
First off, Michael Sona’s nose is noticeably crooked in the picture with “dear Leader” and the “Michael Sona” in the video, his nose is nicely straight, so unless Michael has recently had some serious rhinoplasty work done,… Next the chins of the two Michaels are different as well. Lastly, the ear are different as well. The “Michael” in the videos ears lay flatter on his skull, while the real Michael Sona’s ears are more like the classic “Prince Charles” ears.
Who ever did this, should be really ashamed of themsleves. Ignoring the fact that his is screwing with someones life and reputation, it is also mudding the waters of RoboCon/RoboCalls investigation. I think is qualifies as defamation of character and may even be criminal.
I just saw Dean del astroRoboto on CTV’s Power Play and he just flat out claim that there is no 226 area code in Ontario and that no carrier carries the area. “Go look it up,..” Dean del MastroRoboto crowed.
Ok, lets do just that.
List of Ontario area codesFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- 226: London, Kitchener–Waterloo, Windsor, and most of Southwestern Ontario; overlays with 519
- 249: Most of Northeastern and Central Ontario; overlays 705
Well I’m not sure what Deaniie Boy’s problem is, is he a retarded idiot, or a liar, or a retard idiot that lies?
Oh, and if your are going that claim that Wikipedia can be altered, well go and GOOGLE “Area code 226″
UPDATE - Dean del Mstro said Exchange, not area code. So I am going to get the phone number in question and check it out.
UPDATE #3 - The phone number reported to have been 226-209-3758 used by the Liberals is infact a dead exchange. It might be a temporary or dump exchange, but without evidence from the Liberal party (bell phone records), I have to admit Dean del Mastro is correct.
Still at the end of the day, this violation of the Elections Canada Act is akin to littering and the Voter Suppression is first degree merder.
The news is just out, the identity of Pierre Poutine maybe released tomorrow sometime.
The news that Elections Canada investigators are aware of the IP address that “Pierre Poutine” used to set up the Guelph robocall account has convinced a suspect to step forward and accept responsibility for the deceptive calls, sources say.
If this guy is linked to the CPC then there will be serious shit to pay. If he is linked to Liberals or NDP, then there will be serious shit to pay. If he is a lone wolf, independent of any party then there will some serious questions to answer, mainly, how did he get the callers list.
UPDATE - if Pierre Poutine is connected to one of Canada’s political parties, one thing is certain, they are shitting buckets right now. As for myself, I am making a crow pie just encase all my speculation and deductions have been wrong. Yet, no matter what, who ever is responsible should suffer the full weight of the law.