Repeat After Me – Part 3

Part 1 is here.  Part 2 is here.

Any time an agency of the current Administration makes broad pronouncements, such as this claim that it is highly unlikely that electronic voting machine cyber-tampering could effect the results of the coming Tuesday election, that is a pretty strong indicator to me that the exact opposite is true.

I’m terribly sorry.

Pardon my skepticism.

This is the Administration of a President who won the Nobel Peace Prize shortly after his election and now has our armed forces involved in more foreign civil wars than we know about.  This is the Administration which switched sides after the Islam-is-peace-pronouncing Bush Administration vacated the White House, joining with al Qaida to topple Libya’s Moammar Ghadaffi and Syria’s Bashar al-Assad from power.

Homeland Security Department announcements give me no comfort.  They provide discomfort and disbelief.  BTW, the Department of Homeland Security is a creation of George W. Bush.  There was no such animal prior to our entry into this very old war following 9/11/01.

But, look here.  DHS Director Jeh Johnson says it’s the Russians who are trying to tamper with our election.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who is under siege in London’s Ecuadoran Embassy,  says it’s not the Russians.

Based on the hacked Wikileaks email revelations provided to this point, I lean much more toward believing Mr. Assange.

You believe whom you wish to believe.

Thanks to Vlad Tepes for the video.

About John L. Work

John Lloyd Work has taken the detective thriller genre and woven an occasional political thread throughout his books, morphing what was once considered an arena reserved for pure fiction into believable, terrifying, futuristic, true-to-life “faction”. He traveled the uniformed patrolman’s path, answering brutal domestic violence calls, high speed chases, homicides, suicides, armed robberies, breaking up bar fights, and the accompanying sporadic unpredictable moments of terror - which eventually come to all police officers, sometimes when least expected. He gradually absorbed the hard fact that the greatest danger a cop faces comes in the form of day-to-day encounters with emotionally disturbed, highly intoxicated people. Those experiences can wear a cop down, grinding on his own emotions and psyche. Prolonged exposure to the worst of people and people at their worst can soon make him believe that the world is a sewer. That police officer’s reality is a common thread throughout Work’s crime fiction books. Following his graduation from high school, Work studied music and became a professional performer, conductor and teacher. Life made a sudden, unexpected turn when, one afternoon in 1976, his cousin, who eventually became the Chief of the Ontario, California, Police Department, talked him into riding along during a patrol shift. The musician was hooked into becoming a police officer. After working for two years as a reserve officer in Southern California and in Boulder, Colorado, he joined the Longmont, Colorado Police Department. Work served there for seven years, investigating crimes as a patrolman, detective and patrol sergeant. In 1989 he joined the Adams County, Colorado Sheriff’s Office, where he soon learned that locking a criminal up inside a jail or prison does not put him out of business. As a sheriff’s detective he investigated hundreds of crimes, including eleven contract murder conspiracies which originated “inside the walls”. While serving on the Adams County North Metro Gang Task Force and as a member of the Colorado Security Threat Intelligence Network Group (STING), Work designed a seminar on how a criminal’s mind formulates his victim selection strategy. Over a period of six years he taught that class in sheriff’s academies and colleges throughout Colorado. He saw the world of crime both inside the walls and out on the streets. His final experiences in the criminal law field were with the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office, where for nearly two years he investigated felonies from the defense side of the Courtroom. Twenty-two years of observing human nature at its worst, combined with watching some profound changes in America’s culture and political institutions, provided plenty of material for his first three books. A self-published author, he just finished writing his tenth thriller.
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