Loyalty without truth
is a trail to tyranny.
|Wednesday, 22 November 2006 at 17h 22m 40s|
The Florida Congressional election in district 13
Click here for the story in the Orlando Sentinel.
The Republican Vern Buchanan beats the Democratic candidate Christine Jennings
by 369 votes in the Florida Congression election for district 13, despite the
strange occurrence of 17,846 voters who voted but didn't cast a vote in the
From the Orlando Sentinel article source:
The Sentinel reviewed records of 17,846 touch-screen ballots that included no
vote in the tightly contested 13th District congressional race to determine
whom voters selected in other major races.
The analysis of the so-called "undervotes" examined the races for U.S. Senate,
governor, attorney general, chief financial officer and agriculture
The results showed that the undervoted ballots skewed Democratic in all of
those races, even in the three races in which the county as a whole went
In the governor's race, for example, Republican Charlie Crist won handily in
Sarasota, easily beating Democrat Jim Davis. But on the undervoted ballots,
Davis finished ahead by almost 7 percentage points.
In the agriculture commissioner's race, Republican Charles Bronson beat
Copeland by a double-digit margin among all voters. But on the undervoted
ballots, Copeland won by about 3 percentage points.
Some questions remain
The analysis does not -- and cannot -- reveal why no congressional choice was
recorded on the ballots. It also cannot determine which candidate any single
voter might have selected had he or she made a choice.
But the strong performance of other Democrats indicates Jennings would have
found a sizable number of supporters within the group.
My question is this: how many other races were "undervoted" ? These are
voters who bothered to show up and vote, but neglected to cast a vote in the
Congressional election. Eighteen thousand ? Does that make sense to you? It
makes no sense to me, unless something funny is going on.
|Wednesday, 22 November 2006 at 16h 41m 37s|
Bush twin Barbara robbed in Argentina
Click here for the story. You'll have to read Spanish.
|Tuesday, 21 November 2006 at 20h 8m 13s|
The food you eat
Nowadays, none of us have any clue what it is we are
with a lack of knowledge about nutrition, science, and biology, most people do
not understand the basics of physiological processes, and are easily enticed by
something that tastes good.
For instance, a lot of people don't understand that white flour and white
sugar are both washed over with ammonia -- to separate the molasses in the
latter case, and to make the flour look white or "bleached." Tomatoes --
assuming they are not genetically modified (or organic) are sprayed with
pesticides, picked while they are green, and then blasted with Xenon gas just
before they are shipped. Most of the corn used as filler -- or from which corn
syrup is made -- is genetically modified with a gene from an E-Coli bacterum,
so that the corn can either secrete its own pesticide, or so the corn can take
twice the rate of pesticide treatment. Milk is ladden with all sorts
of residues, gbH hormones, anti-biotics, and pus from the industrialized udders
of the cows that get infections from the hyperstress the drugs cause. Since
the cows also eat genetically modified food, the diet of the cow is not natural
at all. This applies to all products derived from the milk -- like cheese and
butter. Margarine is not butter, and is actally one hydrogen-carbon molecule
different from plastic.
All of these products -- and don't get me started on fast food -- enter into
the body, and have to be dealt with by the body. Our body is filled with
chemicals : enzymes and Hydro-chloric acid to break down food, hormones
secreted by glands to regulate body processes, vitamins, proteins and fatty
acids that are just prototypes of the molecules that
help form body cells and make energy to fuel cell activity. Anything that
is "foreign" to the body is either toxic,
virulent, or benign to the body, but the body treats everything as a threat --
which puts the bodies immune system on hyper-drive. The pancreas also has to
deal with added pressures of digesting food that has no enzymes to aide in the
digestion, and also has regulate insulin production more often because of the
increase sugar load from the foods we eat. In most fast food meat products,
phosphates are added to the meat to keep the product together. Phosphates in
the blood-stream have the same effect on roaming cholesterol, sticking to them
and forming platelets.
The long-term problem of 30 plus years of this type of food could very well
explain why Americans have twice the rate of Heart-Attacks and Diabetes cases
then anywhere else in the world.
You really are what you eat.
|Tuesday, 21 November 2006 at 17h 18m 4s|
Kissinger, to the rescue
Those who willfully act without sufficient preliminary
proud savages jumping out of airplanes without first checking to see if the
plane is on the ground.
Or, when all else fails, send corporate petro-chemical-defense industry lackey
Henry Kissenger to Britain on Sunday to say Victory in Iraq is impossible.
Yep, after 40 years of being corrupted by the millions of retainer fees he gets
for "consulting" with corporate elites, it is Kissenger who is sent to cozy up
with the international press, which is kind of like sending Al Capone to speak
with the London Press about Tax Evasion.
Here ... I have come ... To ... Save ... The ... Day.
Nowadays I have to squelch my desire to scream at the flag-waivers who jumped
on this ship of patriotism, and are so quick to jump off. Most of us never got
on that ship, because we did our homework and saw the lies. We tried to tell
you, but all we got was your irate insistence and blithe righteousness.
And now thanks to you, we have not only lost control of the region, but also
respect. We have pissed away money that got stolen by friends of elites, and
will get nothing for the billions of tax payer dollars. Reconstruction never
happen, and was half-assed whereever it was even attempted. We have forsaken
all future contracts, which are now going to Europe, Russia, and China. Our
selective intransigence about regime change brands us as selfish
hypocrites,because we support nearby dictatorships in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia,
Nigeria, Equitorial Guinea, Uzbekistan, and Malaysia when they suit our
If you want to drown in the frozen hell of stupidity, go for it. But don't
expect me or anyone else that thinks to join you.
|Friday, 17 November 2006 at 18h 28m 53s|
Keith Olbermann on the mark, again
Olbermann: "Funny, how when Trent Lott defeated Lamar Alexander by one vote
for the Senate minority leadership yesterday, it was characterized in the media
as a remarkable comeback story, with the random kidding reference to that
ironical word “minority.” But when Steny Hoyer and Jack Murtha both stood for
the House majority leadership today, that was characterized in the media as
Democratic infighting, with frequent implications that the Dems were already
coming apart at the seams."
|Thursday, 16 November 2006 at 17h 17m 13s|
True sight of the people
“A little patience, and we shall see the reign of witches
spells dissolve and the people, recovering their true sight, restore their
government to its true principles.”
-—Thomas Jefferson, on the
Alien & Sedition Act,
June 4, 1798.
|Tuesday, 14 November 2006 at 20h 20m 56s|
My take on the Time cover
Here is my spoof of the recent pitiful Time magazine cover that
discussed in one
|Monday, 13 November 2006 at 17h 36m 8s|
Leonardo puts his money to use
visit Leonardo di Caprio's website where he posts 2 online movies. One about
Global Warming and one about the earth's water supplies.
|Monday, 13 November 2006 at 18h 7m 21s|
The tale of two covers and 12 years
Which cover of Time occurred in 2006 ?
Which cover in 1994 ?
The current meme of the 2006 election by the corporate media has been to equate
the Democratic onslaught with the rise of true conservatism. This makes no
sense, but then the corporate media is the manipulated vocal box of absentee
owners and the financial classes who want to salvage as much of the discredited
agenda as possible while denying the dismise of conservative governing policy.
Not one Democratic office holder lost one seat in every election last Tuesday,
both state and federal. The majority of governors (28 to 24) are now
Democratic. Democrats either won or keep their seat. Republicans either held
their seat or lost.
Or, as Maureen Dowd aptly said in a recent column:
"Republicans were oddly oblivious to the fact that they had turned into an
unappetizing tableau of bloated, corrupt, dissembling, feckless white hacks
who were leaving kids unprotected. DeLay and Bob Ney sneaking out of Congress
with dollar bills flying out of their pockets. Hastert playing Cardinal
Bernard Law, shielding Mark Foley. Rummy, cocky and obtuse as he presided over
an imploding Iraq, while failing to give soldiers the armor, support and
strategy they needed to come home safely. Cheney, vowing bullheadedly to move
full speed ahead on Iraq no matter what the voters decided. W. frantically
yelling about how Democrats would let the terrorists win, when his lame-brained
policies had spawned more terrorists."
In other words, they started believing in their own spin. Every dirty trick
they tried turned against them this election cycle. Voter turnout increased by
10% (from 45% to 55%) with the increase being predominantly younger voters.
The turnout of younger voters increased by 25%. According to Thom Hartmann (and the
exit poll data he cites) every federal election was within 1% of the exit poll
data except in Montana and Virginia, where they were off by 4% or more -- which
means the obvious. However, Thom believes (and I do too) that the increased
voter turnout made it too difficult for the Republicans to steal the election
this time, even though both Montana and Virginia were extremely close.
Exit polls are never wrong by more than 1% unless there is deliberate
malfeasance and tampering. Ignorant persons and political jackals will try to
think otherwise, but exit polls are never wrong by more than 1% unless there is
deliberate malfeasance and tampering. For the last 30 years, in Germany, exit
polls determine the election winners -- unless the victory is within 1%. After
2 weeks all of the paper ballots are counted, AND THE ELECTION RESULTS ARE
NEVER MORE THAN 0.5% OFF. Exit polls are accurate because people are stating
something they just did, rather than something they say they will do in the
future. Exit polls only came into discredit since 1998 when they started to
differ from the tally results of electronic voting machines.
Which again, means the obvious. Throw away the touch screen voting machines.
Use ballots and electronic scanners so there is a paper trail. Then enforce
exit polling and ballot sampling techniques ( examining a small sample ) to
ensure the reliability of the scanners and central tabulators.
How come the media isn't educating the public correctly on this issue? Well,
do you really think the corporate media has an interest in an informed,
educated voting population?
According to the exit polls, the top five issues this election cycle were :
- Health Care
Yea, I know, what are they talking about?
Ezra Klein demolishes the conservative victory hypothesis in a recent article
in the American Prospect online edition. Click here.
I like this picture better ...
So here you have Time magazine -- which is but one small branch of the
enterprise Time Warner Inc. -- equating the 2006 Democratic sweep as
two large equal sized circles overlapping a little in the middle. Whereas in
1994, the Elephant takes up to 65% of the paper squashing a small donkey
underneath its front foot, with the title "GOP Stampede" at the top.
Here are the two election victories in both years.
1994 : Republicans gained 52 House, 8 Senate, and 10 gubernatorial seats
2006 : Democrats gained 33 House, 6 Senate, and 6 gubernatorial seats
Obviously the 1994 take-over by the Rethuglicans was a brutal stampede -- a
perfect example of what happens when the voters choices are Republican and
Republican-lite : no one votes but Republican voters. Yet how come the
editors of Time choose to represent a Democratic sweep as abstract geometrical
concepts and nuanced vocabulary terms like "center" ? Why are they NOW
suddenly so concerned about partisanship when they were partisan biased for the
last decade? They could have done a story about the "new Democrats" with 6 to
11 of the freshmen Democrats that beat Republicans in Congress.
Ah, but what better way to hide the faces of the new Democrats than behind a
color blue and the Republicans underneath the color red. It's two circles not
a Donkey and an Elephant. The percentages of the circle colors is
even wrong. The percentages of Republican(red) to Democrat(blue) to
Independent(purple) is 33% to 38% to 29% -- the purple section should be
much larger !
Something like this
|Saturday, 11 November 2006 at 12h 47m 35s|
Honoring our veterans of foreign wars
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