The Monday Missile

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ERIC – Electronic Registration Information Center

What is ERIC? The Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) is a non-profit organization with the sole mission of assisting states to improve the accuracy of America’s voter rolls and increase access to voter registration for all eligible citizens. ERIC is governed and managed by states who choose to join and was formed in 2012 with assistance from The Pew Charitable Trusts.

Alabama’s new Secretary of State, Wes Allen, withdrew the state from the ERIC voter registration system. However, Mr. Allen was not done with ERIC. He was in the Washington D.C. area last week for the 2023 NASS Winter Conference. It’s the annual meeting for all Secretaries of State. In a brilliant move, he decided to visit the published address for ERIC’s headquarters. That address is 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, Ste 600, Washington, DC 20036.

Allen said, “Since I was in town, I went to see the ERIC Headquarters. What I found was that there was no ERIC headquarters at that address. There were no employees. There were no servers. There was no ERIC presence of any kind. Instead. I found a virtual office that is rentable by the day. What it was missing was people, servers, and any sign of the ERIC team.”

This 12-story location, known as the Longfellow Building, is partly operated by Expansive. They offer virtual workspaces across the country and rent space by the day. Other companies offer this same exact 6th-floor Suite 600 address for rent too. In fact, the Global Innovation FundDezenhall ResourcesGrassroots Plus, and other businesses have the exact same address, including the same suite number, as ERIC’s headquarters.

Secretary Wes Allen:  “Before I took office, Alabama transmitted the personal information of millions of our citizens to this private organization for the past several years. That information is stored on a server somewhere but we do not know where. There is no ERIC operation at the location they claim is their office. A lot of personal data and taxpayer money have been transferred to ERIC. Where is that data? Where are the employees? Where are the offices? Where are the computers?

 

 

Bullet Points:

** In 1948 when former VP Al Gore was born,  Earth had 130,000 glaciers. Today, 75 years later, there are still 130,000 glaciers.

** Jack Reacher – Wrapping Season 2. Season 1 was a successful series. I enjoyed it. Now, there is something else to look forward to.

** 1923 has been renewed for a second season. We’ll all need to wait for the resolution.

** The Latvian Total Mobilization (h/t Claudio) Latvia, one of the three tiny Baltic States bordering Russia, has joined the other two and adopted conscription. Latvia had abolished conscription in 2006, believing that its NATO membership would prevent Russia (the main threat in the region) from attacking them. The Russian attack on Ukraine in 2014 and the invasion a year ago proved that was a mistake. Latvia and Ukraine do not have a common border. Still, both border Belarus and Russia, and that is a reminder of how vulnerable Latvia is, even with NATO’s mutual defense grantee. Before 2023 Latvian voters would not support reviving conscription. That did not mean Latvia was ignoring the Russian threat. Like the other two Baltic States, Latvia was not just spending more money on defense but also implementing many reforms in an effort to deal with the return of the Russian military threat and the fact that the three Baltic States are tiny compared to Russia and in need of new thinking on how to keep the Russians out.

In light of this most Latvians accepted the 2017 “total mobilization.”

The only thing that keeps the wolves at bay is your capacity to hold what is yours. We rely on laws to assist in this but they are only as strong as the government’s integrity.

Hitler never invaded Switzerland. There are apocryphal stories about that situation. It would have cost him more in men and materiel than it would have earned him. I’m sure that he left them for last. The Second Amendment stands because there is a quantifiable expense to disarming Americans. Canadians and Australians, for example, surrendered their firearms because the government promised to protect them.

There is no such thing as an armed slave.

27 thoughts on “The Monday Missile

  1. This is one of my favorite blogs; I read so many different and interesting things with my morning coffee.

  2. I can remember a lot of stupid things from the Australian government in 1996 but can’t remember anything about protecting us. It’s also the year I started my business so I might have missed that bit of bs.

    Unfortunately money talks and in Australia the federal government has most of it. They took income and most other taxes off the states in 1940/41 as a “temporary” thing in WW2. Never gave it back and they dole out money and tell the states what to do. If you are too independent No money for you.

  3. Someone in Congress needs to ask ERIC where their offices actually are, along with the location of all those servers. The should also ask all those NGOs just what criminal conduct they are facilitating with their tax exempt money.

    1. That depends, God has the sun come up like clockwork but man tends to get in His way.

      Read a report on the Ohio train wreck disaster by Dr. Robert Young (“The 4 Horseman of the Apocalypse have been set loose on East Palestine”). He posits the tankers weren’t carry Vinyl Chloride but had come from the Spectrulite-Dow Chemical toxic waste site in Illinois, and were actually carrying Vinylidene Dichloride. Burning released phosgene’s into the atmosphere (an indicator according to him). According to him this could render havoc for a much larger area, 1200 miles or more.

      At least in 1923 you could trust a few more things or generate a proper response.

      1. From my perspective – at the end of month two – 2023 is better than 2022 was. IF I lived in East Palestine, I’d have a different take on all that. It is a good call on Vinylidene Dichloride. I think that’s the case. The railroad is owned by the corporate heads that run America’s White House and pull Pedo Joe’s strings and they wouldn’t want to see their stock prices take a hit.

        1. Hazmat PPE for EPA crews while from a safe distance the head guy was telling the residents all is just peachy. Major indicator.

          Power and money have always gone hand and hand…and the citizenry take it in the shorts.

  4. Re-watched Reacher S1 in anticipation of S2, where the bad guys get their due…and it isn’t “a jumpsuit, 3 hots and a cot or WiFi”. Anymore , counting on the law will usually not give one justice.

      1. The Castle Law is unfortunately not absolute…look at the 73 yo rancher in AZ next to the border, the illegal he shot while defending his property and home was a drug trafficker yet the DA and Judge are ignoring facts at will.

        1. The term “drug trafficker” is hateful. He was a guest in this country, and from the perspective of the woke, an invited guest. His chosen occupation, “pharmaceutical courier” is one that transports fentanyl made in Red China to consumers in the US, thus he is a vital link in the transportation network. The rancher’s decision to return fire was clearly motivated by his racist heart.

          1. Sorry for mischaracterization, I will repent of my wrong think. Let me restate: “Professional Purveyor of Unlicensed Rec-Med”.

  5. ERIC – “Where is that data? Where are the employees? Where are the offices? Where are the computers?”
    Morrow County OR has 4 + data centers and 5 more slated. Umatilla county next door is similar. Each one is the size of a super Walmart, with isles and isles of servers. Nation wide? Please do tell how many of these ” banks” of the future exist and how many more are planned for construction.

    1. I have no idea where ERIC lives. I know where my son-in-law, Eric lives. Two different things. It appears as though some state governments were hoodwinked. Big shock there.

  6. ERIC: the farmer is not obligated to tell his cattle where he is, nor how he spends his time.

    East Palestine: “America’s Chernobyl”

      1. How many dead, so far?

        Chernobyl was an overstated disaster, but even it was a lot worse than this seems to be.

        Just because the government did a crappy job, is no reason for melodrama.

        -Kle.

  7. Never heard of ERIC before so thanks for the information. I wonder how many other databases are out there with all of our personal information.

    Latvia is showing some good foresight of things to come. The next couple of decades are probably going to be pretty dicey.

      1. Oh me neither but the way they are involving everybody in the country with preparation and training is good. Makes them a bigger speed bump if Russia goes off the deep end.

  8. Well, yes, there were armed slaves. Was quite common in pre-medieval days. And an armed serf or peasant, who is tied to the land or the lord and can’t leave, is a slave in all but name.

    All electronic voting databases should be located in the state of origin and not be searchable or accessible and have constant updating going on.

    1. They didn’t “bear arms” in the way that a knight or man-at-arms did. The Romans had auxiliary troops who were armed and were also slaves. In many ways, they had more freedom than inner-city denizens. In many ways not. There were strictly enforced rules on the treatment of slaves.

  9. The Mato Grosso has been subjected to most of the deforestation in Brazil because it can be accessed from multiple locations. Irrigation world-wide is changing the landscape of multiple countries, but at what cost to the environment???

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