Editor’s Note: This story is developing and will be updated with more details as they come in. Stay tuned to The Trenches for the latest breaking news in the Rauhauser saga.
As mentioned by one of our sources, Neal hasn’t been around much since a certain Anon’s name was in the public eye a couple of weeks ago. That’s okay because according to him, he’s been busy spying on Congress. For whom? We’re working on that. For now, let’s focus on Neal’s text message sent to our newest source, who we’ll call “Cream”. The following exchange took place on April 9th, 2012:
Neal: “Keep in mind policy intel for 700+ Congressional staffers runs through a system I built and I back up the natsec editor. I hear stuff average bear does not.“
Cream: “Are you meant to?”
Per the Constitution, treason against the United States is defined as:
Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court. The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.
What sort of “system” did Neal Rauhauser, a leftist activist associated with NetRoots, DailyKos, StopRush, Occupy, and Anonymous, build for these “700+ Congressional staffers”? When he claims to be backing up the Natsec editor, to whom is he referring? Should we be trusting someone involved with Twittergate, Weinergate, and Swattergate with national security information?
This system Rauhauser created is web-based and uses the Twitter API. He’s sought help on some online forums. Here is one such entry from September 1, 2011:
From: neal rauhauser
Date: September 1, 2011 23:05
Subject: Serious ExtUtils::MakeMaker bug in 6.58 & 6.59
I use a module called Net::Twitter and it depends on ExtUtils::MakeMaker. I typically run on FreeBSD and I tried this on OpenBSD, too. An ‘install Net::Twitter’ consistently hangs on the creation of MakeMaker.
I have updated CPAN, tried to ‘install ExtUtils::MakeMaker’, and tried to build it using /usr/ports/devel/p5-ExtUtils-MakeMaker. All of them on FreeBSD 6.4, 8.2, and OpenBSD 4.9 fail in a similar fashion, hanging on test 3 of 20 in t/INSTALL_BASE.t
I have Googled a bit and I am not the only one reporting this trouble – is there something else I would need to do beyond this in order to help hunt down this bug? I am moving Friday, but this is getting urgent for me – got a system that 700 Congressional staffers use that depend on this, we’re losing our hosting soon, and I can’t install at a new location
Looks like Mr. Technology is having trouble building his “system”. So sad. Neal, couldn’t you outsource some of your software development work to Iceland, Sweden, or Ecuador? Poor little buddy.