~Dennis Woltering, WWL
~700 "Isolated Incidences"??? It comes in an affidavit from the former editor in chief of NOLA.com.
"What stuck out though was the wording of the comments, in many ways mirroring the news releases from the corps of engineers," former nola.com editor in chief Jon Donley said.
...Donley said he also noticed these users who attacked corps critics were using corps equipment. He made a spreadsheet of the activity over six weeks at the end of December and beginning of January.
"During that six-week period, there were nearly 700 comments from corps IPs, the same group of people I had been watching for over two years," Donley said. "So this was not an isolated incident."
~Editilla pulls a Pilla~ At the risk of having to endure more face-time from OPP, We the People would like to know if the Corps of Engineers violated Federal Code here...
by using our tax-funded computers, on our tax-provided time,
with our tax-sweated dime --thus committing Felony Crime,
---thusly sticking their finger in The People's Anus.
Perhaps one of our gentle readers is a Federal Prosecutor and can interpret this story of "For Whom the Bar Codes" better than yer'outlaw Editilla. Of course, since the Department of Justice represents the Corps in court (MRGO etc), ie they are the Corps' Lawyers, who can bring charges against these Corps employees, should it we determine here that A Felony Has Been Committed? Are they civilians? Or Military? Court of Law or Courts Marshal?
~UNITED STATES CODE ANNOTATED
TITLE 18. CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE, PART I--CRIMES
CHAPTER 47--FRAUD AND FALSE STATEMENTS
§ 1030. Fraud and related activity in connection with computers.
Section (3) intentionally, without authorization to access any nonpublic computer of a department or agency of the United States, accesses such a computer of that department or agency that is exclusively for the use of the Government of the United States or, in the case of a computer not exclusively for such use, is used by or for the Government of the United States and such conduct affects that use by or for the Government of the US.
Section (5) subparagraph (B) clause (iv)
--a threat to public health or safety. (italics mine)
clause (v) --damage affecting a computer system used by or for a government entity in furtherance of the administration of justice, national defense, or national security.
We added clause (v), since we really don't know if the Corps is telling the truth regarding what nefarious horse shit these punks may be up to with our computers on our dime, time and crime,
to wit: for whom the Bar Codes.
~Hatch Act for Federal Employees
~How to File a Complaint Alleging a Violation of the Hatch Act:
Filers alleging a violation of the Hatch Act may use Form OSC-13 (Complaint of Possible Prohibited Political Activity) to submit their allegation to Office of Special Counsel.
Form OSC-13 can be printed from this Web site. Filers can fill the form online or fill it out after printing the form. Once the form is filled it should be mailed or faxed (202-653-5151) to OSC.
Ken "Doll" Holder with the Corps of Engineers
said employees are allowed to use computers to read blogs and make comments during their breaks.
“You certainly don't check your citizenship rights at the door,” Holder said. “You would be able to use, as I mentioned earlier, you would be able to use your computer during the break times that you had.” --Wrong Call, Ken'Doll. Read the da'Law.
Opinions are like assholes and everybody's got one.
Butt, Federal Property is an entirely different piece of real estate because we chose to invest in it. Hence, we have Laws to keep Assholes (like you?) from gettin'midevil with our Property!
This Public Relations Ken'Doll pewka just came on the job and must not realize that he directly contradicts the Exquisite Corps Commander's own public statement 7 months ago, on Thursday, Dec. 18, when Colonel Alvin Lee issued an apology to Levees.org:
“Please accept my apology for the unprofessional comments someone in my District posted to your web site,” said the letter. “I have reinforced with my entire staff that this was an inappropriate and unacceptable use of our computers and time.” Perchance Ken'Doll has yet to receive his Letter?
Editilla sayz it just doesn't get any better than this, real carnival,
like shooting voodoo dolls in a fish bowl with a sawed-off shotgun loaded with 12-gauge double-00 Lucky Beads.
Editilla drops special T'n'T on Sandy Rosenthal, Executive Director of Levees.org, for staying on top of this story, following it up and tracking down that nola.com editor in chief, Jon Donely, exiled to some goat-neck Texas town.
Mrs. Rosenthal has provided dozens of examples of this putrid "Astro-Turf" Corps Computer Fraud, as well as a download of Jon Donely's Sworn Affidavit here. Both are heroleroes.
I heard that this editor in chief was notified of his "layoff" by security guards. Anyone else hear that? Another loss to OPP?
Perhaps we should ask his replacements at nola.com?
If you agree, write to Jim Amoss, Editor of the Times Picayune, at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org, and say this: "I deserve to know the full details on how the Corps of Engineers has been using my tax payer money to protect its image. I deserve to see all the comments that came from the Corps' computers."
You could also leave a message on Mr. Amoss's voice mail by calling his direct line: 504-826-3475.
~Special H/T: The Murder of New Orleans
You can toll'em Editilla sent'yaz!
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I'd appreciate it."
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