Monthly Archives: February 2017

If I Can Shop and Bank Online, Why Can’t I Vote Online?

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February 25, 2017

by David Jefferson, Computer Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 1 ], member, Verified Voting Foundation Board, Board of Directors, California Voter Foundation If I Can Shop and Bank Online, Why Can’t I Vote Online? There is widespread pressure around the country today for the introduction of some form of Internet voting in public elections that would allow people […]


Did City Hall overpay for the OLD POST OFFICE?? and if so.. why????

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February 23, 2017

Hi Debbie, I managed to obtain the Appraisal and Purchase Agreement  under F.O.I. for the Old Post Office before the City bought it. According to the appraisal the Current Market Value as of  Oct. 7, 2011 was $660,000.   Please click below to preview the appraisal… {I have the full appraisal in my possession all […]


TIME TO STOP CONFUSING THE VOTING PUBLIC OF CAMBRIDGE

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February 22, 2017

  TIME  TO RETURN TO HAND COUNTED PAPER BALLOTS!! TIME TO REOPEN THE VOTING LOCATIONS TIME TO REOPEN THE VOTING STATIONS TIME FOR THE SENIORS TO HAVE THEIR VOTING LOCATIONS RETURNED TIME TO GET RID OF TABULATORS/INTERNET/TELEPHONE VOTING TIME TO MAKE SURE VOTER REGISTRATION CARDS ARE UP TO DATE TIME TO STOP BLAMING MPAC FOR […]


Mike Devine reprimanded.. and what did they say about PAM WOLF’S DUI?..

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February 22, 2017

City councillor reprimanded for ‘sexy gramma’ comment Integrity commissioner’s office finds Mike Devine violated code of conduct http://www.cambridgetimes.ca/news-story/7152177-city-councillor-reprimanded-for-sexy-gramma-comment/   **EDITORS NOTE** I am not condoning Councillor Devine’s behaviour here.. But I can’t help but think, they took this pretty far..  It’s common knowledge, Councillor Devine  “DARES” to stand up to this Mayor!! {and that’s not […]


Internet voting is just too hackable, say security experts.. { so why is Cambridge using this system?}

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February 20, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO – Three ballot initiatives have been proposed in California to require the state to allow online voting, but security experts and some voting officials say the technology is nowhere near secure enough for something so crucial as the democratic process. “When people stop me in the supermarket and ask, ‘When am I going to […]


Time for “Big Changes” locally – the anger is not going away

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February 19, 2017

  Speaking to a sea of tuxedoes and ball gowns — and wearing a tuxedo himself — Trudeau sharpened his now familiar pitch to help the middle class. “For business leaders, it’s about thinking beyond your short-term responsibility to your shareholders. You have a equally important long-term responsibility to your workers, their families and the communities […]


The Case for Hand-Counted Paper Ballots by By Jana Nestlerode ( why doesn’t Doug Craig and Council want it?)

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February 18, 2017

The Case for Hand-Counted Paper Ballots There is no foolproof system of voting. But in a country that prides itself for “honoring the will of the people”, the means of determining the will of the people should be guarded zealously. While our ballots must be cast in secret, the counting of our ballots must be […]


Waterloo council rejects Internet voting for 2018 ( again why is Cambridge insisting on it?)

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February 17, 2017

Waterloo council rejects Internet voting for 2018 Pencil and paper ballot Metro Creative Waterloo Chronicle BySamantha Beattie Just like sliced bread, a pencil on a ballot works as well today as it ever has. Related Stories Cambridge mulls referendum on… That’s what delegate and former councillor Scott Witmer said to councillors on Monday night as […]


Waterloo Municipal Elections… everyone has an opinion, most are the current elected officials.. and the clerks paid for by the city..

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February 16, 2017

City clerk argues against ranked ballots for municipal elections http://www.cambridgetimes.ca/news-story/5792959-city-clerk-argues-against-ranked-ballots-for-municipal-elections/ Ranked ballots are the right way to go http://www.cambridgetimes.ca/opinion-story/6719999-ranked-ballots-are-the-right-way-to-go/ City will work out details on ranked ballots http://www.cambridgetimes.ca/news-story/6724627-city-will-work-out-details-on-ranked-ballots/ Updated: Experts weigh in on ranked ballots as issue heads to city council http://www.cambridgetimes.ca/news-story/6875467-updated-experts-weigh-in-on-ranked-ballots-as-issue-heads-to-city-council/ Voters need a greater voice in Cambridge http://www.cambridgetimes.ca/opinion-story/6879073-voters-need-a-greater-voice-in-cambridge/   Ranked ballots a no-go […]


The Dangers of Internet Voting… { Again, why is Cambridge using internet voting?}

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February 15, 2017

  Revised and Updated July 26, 2016 Those who believe that “voting online is the future” or that it is “possible given current technology” to create a secure online voting system are dangerously mistaken.[1] According to computer experts, Internet voting is vulnerable to cyber-attack and fraud—vulnerabilities inherent in current hardware and software, as well as […]


City looks at tightening local election policy, Current policy too ‘loosey goosey’ says city clerk

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February 14, 2017

editors note.. Included here, are comments from the late Alex Mitchell, ( Clerk for the City of Cambridge ) regarding the questionable 2010 Election. When it was found the Mayor was running his campaign out of City Hall.. In complete violation of the Elections ACT   this ran in the times………….. APRIL 14, 2012 City […]


Democracy won in Court Battle…

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February 13, 2017

Democracy won in Court Battle..{ 2010 Municipal Election} By Staff | January 9, 2014 | 7 Comments | Filed under: 2014 Municipal Election, Community Jun 08, 2011 This ran in the KW Record …………. comments invited below.. RE: the highly questionable 2110 Municipal Election.. Thomas Vann and Debbie Vitez have lost their fight for a new municipal election in Cambridge but […]


Time to shame a low level MAYOR and Council.. Time to support Paul Tavares’s Effort on behalf of the HOMELESS..

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February 12, 2017

Cambridge man to sleep 90 days in cold tent to raise awareness for the homeless Fundraising effort sparks mix of reactions, but is generating conversation about homelessness   Cambridge Times ByLisa Rutledge CAMBRIDGE — In quietly setting up a tent in the freezing temperatures on private land but in public view, Paul Tavares is quickly […]


RE: The Mayor and Council of Cambridge, by E P. Mercer…the pen

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February 11, 2017

So the “so called Mayor” and a few of his followers (councillors) are pointing the finger at social media for their public image of disrespect and deceitful manner they treat us taxpayers. http://www.cambridgetimes.ca/news-story/7010804-doug-craig-battles-cynics-with-positive-developments/ The truth hurts; if you have a conscience. People say things about people’s actions, comments and character as they see and hear […]


Security questions remain for online voting initiative (Letter to the Editor)

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February 11, 2017

By Staff | October 6, 2014 | 13 Comments | Filed under: 2014 Municipal Election Cambridge Times CAMBRIDGE– A recent article by Bill Jackson summarized city clerk Michael Di Lullo’s talking points on securing the upcoming municipal election here in Cambridge. He was asked as to whether the new voting options could increase the potential for voter fraud, and his answers […]


Why is Doug Craig still our ” Mayor”, and most of his Puppets still in” Office”..?

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February 9, 2017

Why isn’t anyone questioning how this continues to happen during every Municipal Election? Would it have anything to do with his Creative Elections???.. Cutting polling locations, polling stations.. the use of Tabulators, Internet and Telephone Votes? I have to question with his long long long list of legacy projects, why the residents of this city […]


​David Dill: Why Online Voting Is a Danger to Democracy.. (so why is Cambridge using it? )

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February 8, 2017

If, like a growing number of people, you’re willing to trust the Internet to safeguard your finances, shepherd your love life, and maybe even steer your car, being able to cast your vote online might seem like a logical, perhaps overdue, step. No more taking time out of your workday to travel to a polling […]


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