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The Political Atheist : Because you can’t believe any of them #1

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Marti Oakley

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This is not for those of you who cling to the false left vs. right political paradigm. If you are one of those people who cannot grasp the fact that labeling yourself as either of these, is only a disservice to yourself, you probably aren’t going to like this a bit.

With that said………

We have a president who is openly attempting to rig or disrupt the coming election. So desperate to win, his efforts to collapse the US Postal service go unchallenged by Republicans across the board out of fear that mail in voting might cost him the election. Now he claims he should get an additional third term.

During a rally in Wisconsin, the president lied to a cheering crowd, telling them that he deserves eight additional years in office because, he falsely claimed, his campaign was spied on in 2016 — an assertion his own FBI refuted in a detailed report.

President Donald Trump refused to commit to accepting the results of the 2020 election and ensuring a peaceful transition of power in an interview with “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace aired Sunday.

This man/child will never leave the office willingly. Having been caught in so many exaggerations and outright lies, you would think he would be grateful for the opportunity to exit gracefully. But there is nothing graceful or refined about this man. He is amoral, has no boundaries, is a pathological liar, is a serial adulterer, and refuses to take responsibility for anything. His own family says he has no principles, and cannot be trusted.

Maryanne Trump Barry, President Trump’s older sister, said her brother “has no principles” in secretly recorded audio obtained by The Washington Post.

Don’t take any of this as some kind of endorsement of Hillary Clinton. I can not begin to imagine the hell that would have rained down on us had she won the presidency. She is in my opinion, one of the most dangerous, deceitful, dishonest, manipulative politician’s out there.

But this is my point: When we accept these obvious duds, these unqualified, dishonorable, dishonest, individuals as the only possible options for the highest office in this country, who can we possibly blame but ourselves? These two were the best we had? This was the best of either wing of the vulture called government?

So many people are reporting that they are not voting this year. I suggest that this is the only possible way we can voice our rejection of two of the worst possible candidates. I personally refuse to be put in the position of having to choose between two old men, one of whom wants desperately to wear a crown, and the other not even sure of where he is.

We are played by either side alternately, in a good cop/bad cop routine. The joke is on us, the public. Especially those clinging to these fake ideologies that mean nothing in reality. We label ourselves, box our selves in and viciously, verbally assault anyone who dares to dispute our harbored beliefs. You may all do as you like, but I refuse to play along any longer.

Remember this: Patriotism is not the worship of a president or other politician. Patriotism is supporting, protecting and valuing our country.

I am a political atheist. My country comes first before any political posturing.

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How some “dead”people vote

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Marti Oakley

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The issue of dead people voting arises in every election.  While there are many possible ways in which this can occur, including the simple failure of removing those names from voter rolls, there is one area which may seem minor compared to others.  Minor unless you consider there are currently an estimated 1.4 million people under guardianship currently in the US, most of whom have had all their rights stripped from them except the right to vote.  And another 1.4 million in hospice care marked for preemptive death (as of 2106) the ever expanding pool of dead or soon to be dead voters is quite large and continually expanding.

Do not mistakenly believe that these guardianized individuals or those in Hospice are going to actually be allowed to vote.

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After every national election, the screeching from either party concerning the reasons they lost always include the claim that dead people were somehow voting. The fact is, votes are cast in the names of people who have actually died, but the question is: how are they voting from the grave?

Dead people voting is a type of election fraud that occurs when the name of a deceased person remains on a state’s official list of registered voters and a living person fraudulently casts a ballot in that name. Those names are generally kept on the voter rolls by the predators failure to report and have them removed or election officials unable or unwilling to check on the validity of the name. More

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The Real Loser in the Midterms: Individuality

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November 14th, 2018

by Marilyn M. Singleton, MD, JD

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After the election, sappy statements on social media exhort us to bow down in praise that the first minority this or the first woman that was elected and how this means we have catapulted our nation out of the Neanderthal era. Funny how no one mentions Young Kim’s victory – but she is not a Democrat so it does not count. It’s funny how no one cheered women of color when Condoleeza Rice was secretary of state. Instead she was called an Aunt Jemima and a house nigga’ in a nationally syndicated cartoon.

Now it is acceptable to call young conservative black students enjoying their visit with President Trump “N-words in Maggot hats” and ridicule them as “props.”  What racist insults! Undoubtedly, the prominently positioned little black boy at the Affordable Care Act signing just happened to be strolling outside the White House East Room. More

Crapitalism and Caravans: The election is over, What happened to the caravan?

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Marti Oakley

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What is it those in this, supposedly spontaneous, caravan think it is that they are going to find here? Peace? Security? Prosperity? We don’t have any! We are either unable or unwilling to take care of our own people….what is it you think we are going to do for you? Homelessness here in the US is reaching critical mass. Violence perpetrated by law enforcement is epidemic. Our children are taken by CPS and used for profit, and they will do the same to yours. Our elderly are being robbed by probate tribunal actors, and then euthanized in hospice or in hospitals once all their property has been transferred to their new owners. And those of us caught in the middle can barely make ends meet. What is it you believe you are going to find here that you weren’t already dealing with in the country you are leaving behind? Drugs? We have pharmaceuticals for that that are far more lethal than any street drugs and doctors more than willing to get you addicted. Violence? You can get shot to death by police here for having a broken tail light. We can’t board a plane without specially marked ID’s or a passport.

But the bigger question looms: What made all of you in the caravan think or believe you had the right to storm the US demanding entry, even if by illegal means?

The election is over: What happened to the caravan? More

Dear Congress: You do not have the right to refuse to communicate with me

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You do not have the right to refuse to communicate with me,  or anyone else for that matter!

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Recent attempts to contact various Federal level politicians regarding issues I have been working on were met with a request for my zip code and followed up with a message that because I was not in their “district” they could not respond to me.  I have some thoughts about this that I would like to share with all of you who help keep this arbitrary wall of non-communication between yourselves, and any member of the public, from anywhere, operating smoothly. More

IN SEARCH OF THE MORAL COMPASS

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A Ship's Compass 1No matter who wins the election in November and whether it is rigged or not, we the people of America still have a major job to do and it is all dependent upon not how we vote but it all comes down to what is within our own selves and what we believe in. Therefore, the integrity and the character of a person needs to be fashioned though careful choices and finding their own way through the storms of life.

Yet, how can this be accomplished?

In the last 50 or more years there has been a major shift in the norms of the country to where political correctness, philosophical theories and man made principles have entered into the equation, but has this been for the people’s benefit or ended up being harmful?
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Election 2016: Let’s Screw America Again!

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The idea that Clinton, whose hands could not have more blood on them, is going to stump for safer communities by disarming the public would almost be laughable if it were not for the bloody trail she has left in her wake”

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thflbpyt2f_002Many people are refusing to vote this coming election. These refusals are met with the standard “if you don’t vote you have no right to complain”. I hold another line of thought…”If you vote for one of the unacceptable candidates presented to you, YOU are directly to blame for what they do”. We seriously need a “vote of no confidence” on our ballots.

Too many people are still caught up in the right/left, “as long as my party wins” mindset. Let me educate you…..there is a party…..a big one…….and you were not invited.

After watching some of the Republican convention and being brought dangerously close to blowing chunks, what caught my attention was the number of people who cheered wildly, jumping up and down as one speaker after another BS’d them with speeches that contained words that meant absolutely nothing to them.

I can only assume that somewhere there are those who were laughing hysterically at the sheer number of people who bought the whole show, hook, line and big sinker!

Having watched in disbelief as Trump made faces, gestured wildly, and acted at times as if he had actually lost his mind, I really didn’t think things could get much worse. In my opinion, Trump’s popularity is based upon his speaking out loud what many of us fine Christian people harbor in our private thoughts. Unfortunately, he is the lesser of two evils in this election. More

Greening Your City and State, Starting This Election

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Duty to Warn

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Consider Voting for Candidates who are Listening to Bernie Sanders and Adhering to Green Party Ethical Values

“Those who take oaths to politically powerful secret societies cannot be depended on for loyalty to a democratic republic.” — John Quincy Adams

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Most of us Americans have our own simplistic methods of evaluating candidates for political office during our uniquely perpetual, very costly, time-consuming, energy-wasting and exhausting campaign seasons. Increasingly, state and national politicians are out of reach for most voters. Local candidates for mayor, city council and school board are increasingly the only politicians that can be personally approached by average voters.

1620385_620302828018437_1618545578_nWe lowly cash-strapped voters know that we have no real influence on the secretive, unelected elites who essentially control the planet’s resources and our nation’s and state’s elected officials and economies. Wealthy and powerful entities, with the willing and eager help of the corporate-controlled media machine, the military elites and our increasingly militarized police (all three of whom serve the corporations and the wealthy elites – and not the poor) are the ones that know how to distort domestic and foreign policy, even to the point of fomenting another profitable – but very “patriotic” war fever – knowing that they and their partners in the military industrial complex will turn a profit from yet another military misadventure.

Do we Have a Two Party System or a One Party System?

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Trump and the Truth

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new-logo25by James Hufferd, Ph.D.

Coordinator, 911 Truth Grassroots Organization

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Remember my recent reminder that the proper, core role of the 911 Truth community is not to advance theories as to what took place on 9/11/01, but rather to demand that the government/media/establishment and its apologists substantiate with proof, or at least some modicum of credible evidence, the cockamamie theory they largely succeeded at foisting on the world? Well, the same media purveyors who were and continue to be integral to that all-time classic still-active gem of prevarication are working overtime right now to sell the 59203_518492681544067_1036204037_nsame gullible world the story that Donald Trump not only had the gall to refuse to pledge blind allegiance in advance to the eventual Republican nominee selected, bought, and wholly paid for by the powers that be (Billionaire Boys’ Club, Neanderthal Branch), but even worse, also had the effrontery to crudely attack Fox media darling “moderator” Meagan Kelly during the first rough-and-tumble GOP debate.

For their own shared purposes of support for the sham of the so-called popular-selection political system fully under élite control, and in revulsion for its would-be revealer, even the self-styled “liberal” media exactly reversed the order of who attacked who. Meagan Kelly (and the other Fox “moderators” – I think they might more accurately be called “agitators” instead – brutally savaged Trump and Trump alone among the 17 candidates, fairly obviously intending to so wound him as to destroy him. And he, like the tough old elephant he is, refused to go down or fold up and simply gave back as good as he got – albeit the inexcusable foul he was upbraided for was his decidedly crude, ungentlemanly playground-style response when slammed on and in the media by certain female detractors down the years.

While Donald Trump’s demeanor toward the presumed ladies in those instances was not commendable, to be sure, that was really not what the on-air exchange launched by “moderator” Kelly was about at all. As I said, the purpose of the several pronged straight-on coordinated attack by her and the other so-called Fox “moderators”, was simply to get this sufficiently audacious interloper, Trump, who was merrily outing the candidates of the accustomed controlling billionaires as more-or-less foolish, boring, and inept out of the contest he was thus ruining and running away with in its early stages, not to return.

And no wonder the self-funding Mr. Trump, at least superficially a mere (though spectacular) showman and stupendous buffoon of a political novice, has become such a popular favorite for the myriads of horribly disillusioned conservatives and populists who don’t give a fig for any party apparatus or for wholly owned politicians. Although his precise or even general political opinions are certainly not mine, and derogatory is far from my style, I’m hoping wholeheartedly that he is in it for the long haul, fully intending to do what I see him doing – continuing to uncover and undermine the highly treasonous rigged game of the concealers for all to see, and not just playing mischievously but briefly with the scurrilous power brokers’ and attendant media mavens’ crass little minds.

Trump has already singled out for ridicule us 9/11 truth partisans as allegedly a species too weird even for him. And such is understandable, regardless of his real thoughts. Because proving himself unmanageable politically is one thing, but using his superlative media skills to seriously question the official version of 9/11 would probably get him killed or jailed for life in solitary.

I suspect he knows the truth, as, surely, many of the superbly connected in the more rarefied climes of sociopolitical life in the western countries, in or out of government, do. And he has famously quipped that every syllable uttered by the Bush administration was a lie. And yes, once again, it is understandable that he wouldn’t risk re-opening the issue of 9/11 publicly and set it, a flailing, unmanageable nightmare monster, squarely on the nation’s doorstep via his untamed rhetoric. Yet, as his daring campaign continues to pick up steam among the nation’s nobody’s, and I assume it will, one can at least hope he will see fit to unleash the fundamental reality underlying so much. Anyone know how to reach him?

JH: 8/8/15

Obama’s Unlawful Amnesty Actions – Unanswered Examples

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Obama’s Unlawful Amnesty Actions – It’s All A Smokescreen

Ruthie Hendrycks November 21, 2014

5aafc0a0-aeb0-11e3-93d2-12313b024af0-mediumObama NOW claims that he has the authority to override our immigration laws after repeatedly stating that he could not – not by Executive Order – but with a Presidential Memo (much like my grocery list memo on the fridge). Of course those of us paying attention realize and acknowledge the lawlessness taking place, but for those who so eagerly believe what the bias and selective mainstream media tells them – they are just uninformed of the travesty taking place – by Obama’s own admission.

Of course the Democrat’s are ‘All In’ on the lawlessness making claims such as “Gee, Obama had to … the House just would not suck it up and pass the treasonous Comprehensive Immigration Bill that WE created”. Of course, these very same Democrats are ever so silent on the fact that via Harry Reid – most of the compromising that the GOP did seek – went into a drawer in Reid’s office – never to be seen again. The Democrats only focus on this talking point because….well…. it’s all they have to try and persuade the American Citizenry that their aiding and abetting of this corruption is warranted.

One must wonder what other laws Obama feels he, his pen, phone and memo pad can simply ignore and I wonder…. if in 2016 a Republican is elected President, if the Dem’s will be so supportive of such ‘I Am King’ lawlessness? More

2014 Midterm Elections… Re: Illegal Immigration

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So the results are in and the Republican Party swept the evening …leaving one to ask if is this a positive triumph on the issue of illegal immigration or have we just elected an additional group to hold accountable to the American Citizenry? Some are predicting doom on the amnesty horizon where others are claiming an ‘no amnesty’ victory. Which is it – we will find out … it will be either that our Representatives will once again be a Pro American conference rather than an pandering illegal alien advocate.

Last night was a reflection on the Obama Administration’s agenda and whether the pundits agree or not…. illegal immigration is a part of the agenda. An Exit Poll from Fox News showed that the top three issues were the Economy, Obamacare and in third place… Illegal Immigration. It should be obvious then to all, that the Obama agenda is NOT the agenda of We The People. It is also important to note that the threats made by those who support another lawless amnesty – did not sway the outcome – their demands do not outweigh the anti amnesty sentiment and stance felt by the majority of Americans. More

Do Elections Still Matter?

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Election season is upon us.

Local and state elections are taking place and will continue through November 4th with the all-important mid-terms.  Do these elections really matter?  I would suggest perhaps more than ever.  These elections could determine if we ever have another election that even resembles fairness.  All have witnessed the effort to limit free speech and control the press in such a way as to affect the outcome of elections.  We have seen the term “voting intimidation” redefined so it applies for some but not for others based on the whims of the Attorney General.  We have seen efforts to enhance voter irregularities so as to benefit the 1016328_420444734736266_378341861_nMarxist/Progressives.  This election will determine the future control the Marxist/Progressives have to continue to further their agenda to complete the fundamental transformation to a classless Marxist society that was promised in November of 2008.  Not only are the congressional elections critical to stop this course of action, but so are all local and state elections. Many people will be assisting with campaigns, working phone banks and walking precincts.  We learned about private citizens being attacked by the directive of powerful people in Washington.  An example is Catherine Engelbrecht of “True the Vote” who has had the full power of the federal government attack her by a directive of Elijah Cummings.  Freedom Loving Americans advocate that only citizens should be allowed to vote and to prove citizenship is reasonable.  The Marxist/Progressives advocate that anybody should be able to vote including non-citizens, people who died, and pets.  They tell their supporters they should vote early and often.  We recently saw the Marxist/Progressives who advocate voting early and often believe so firmly in this concept that they honor those who admit to breaking the law with multiple votes.  North Carolina is learning many people have voted not only in North Carolina but also in different states. More

Poll: Will you vote?

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Republicans: And now you object??

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 Marti Oakley

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Who is afraid of ……..

The rumors, innuendo’s and probably a fair amount of good information is circulating about Obama.  Republicans are working furiously to make him into some kind of boogey man.  Be afraid! Be very afraid!  If Obama gets re-elected you never know what will happen.

Yes, actually we do.  The same thing that will happen if Romney is elected. 

Either one will:

  • continue to deconstruct the United States,
  • sign away our sovereignty with free trade agreements
  • sell more of our infrastructure off to foreign interests
  • lie us into more wars
  • continue the building of the police state
  • condone the unwarranted spying on and surveillance of Americans
  • continue to push Agenda 21 to end property rights
  • use the phoney “global warming” crap to increase taxes
  • take all water rights except those granted to corporations More

Someone shut the lights off please! We need a moratorium on government

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Marti Oakley (c)copyright 2010 All Rights Reserved

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It appears to get worse by the day; corrupt politics, corrupt politicians and an ever expanding and more threatening federal government.  

I cannot think of even one person I have talked to or corresponded with, who has expressed even a modicum of fear over terrorism threats from some unknown mad man bent on killing us all off because they “hate us for our freedoms”.  The fear is prevalent in their conversations, generated by the continual onslaught of legislation and Executive Orders issued from a growing and malevolent government; it is this government who hates us for our freedoms. In fact, it isn’t even that they hate us for our freedoms; they just hate us!  While the Obama Administration was surely not the instigator of these assaults on the nation, he is happily following in the footsteps of his predecessor, George Bush the Lesser and his merry band of neo-cons, and has continued the destruction of the sovereign United States. 

The neo-cons are alive and well and prospering greatly, we just call them “socialists and communists”, now.  You are supposed to believe that some big ideological change took place when Obama was elected.   

Whatever you choose to call these sociopaths, the end result is the same; the subjugation and enslavement of the people; the ending of individual wealth and property, and the intent to make just plain breathing only allowable as a privilege granted by government decree.   More

Some Voters Should Be More Equal Because They Are Perceived As Unequal?

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Lynn Swearingen (c) copyright 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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Something interesting has developed in a sleepy little suburb of New York City. Apparently the concept of “One Person. One Vote” has disenfranchised a minority population. Said minority has been unable to elect one of their “own” into a 13 panel Board of Trustee position. Therefore, a brilliant concept was proposed “Every one shall have 6 votes to cast among the 13 candidates.”

The court-imposed election was held after a federal judge ruled that Port Chester’s conventional at-large trustee elections violated the Voting Rights Act. Although the village of about 30,000 residents is nearly half Hispanic, no Latino had ever been elected to any of the six trustee seats. Most voters were white, and white candidates always won. More

Casting light on spending in Elections

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In January, the Supreme Court strengthened corporations’ grip on our government and political process with a dangerous ruling, overturning more than 100 years of election law.

We are part of a group of senators fighting to rein in the increased influence of special interest money this decision will unleash and save our electoral process.

To combat the new, unregulated corporate influence over elections, we just unveiled the DISCLOSE Act — because Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light On Spending in Elections.

But without your support, our legislation is never going to win the day — we need to build support all around the country, and we need your help to do it.

Click here to go to our website — www.DISCLOSEact.com — and sign on as a citizen co-sponsor of this important legislation!

As President Obama has said, the Supreme Court has given “a green light to a new stampede of special interest money.”

But this decision doesn’t just affect elections. It has the potential to change the very way we live in America.

Think about it: When you buy toothpaste now, the money you spend can be used directly for television ads attacking people that you believe in without you even knowing.

We have to respond.

We all have to get in this battle, and we all have to fight it from every angle.

Find out more about the DISCLOSE Act at www.DISCLOSEact.com and sign on as a citizen co-sponsor today!

To rein in the new powers the Supreme Court has given corporations to spend unlimited funds to influence elections, we have come up with a package of reforms that should greatly limit the damage: 

  • Make CEOs and other leaders take responsibility for their ads by appearing on-camera to deliver the same “I approved this message” disclaimer that political candidates must make.
  • Enhance funding disclosures so the American people can follow the money.
  • Keep foreign countries and entities from determining the outcome of our elections.
  • Alert shareholders and group members to where money goes.
  • Keep taxpayer money from being spent on political ads.
  • Keep special interests from drowning out the voices of the people.
  • Make sure corporations can’t “sponsor” a candidate.

If you don’t want to see corporations start running away with our elections, then we need you to step up and join us.

Your co-sponsorship will help us pass this crucial bill — add your name at www.DISCLOSEact.com now!

Thanks for your support — together, we can do this.

Sincerely,


Patrick Leahy
U.S. Senator

Chuck Schumer
U.S. Senator

Russ Feingold
U.S. Senator

Co-Sponsor the DISCLOSE Act

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Rove fixes another election……Brasscheck TV/video

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It’s not only possible – it’s highly probable.Two short videos show that there good odds that Sarah Palin will become the President of the United States some time in the next four years.

Here’s how it will happen…

1. Karl Rove has already “fixed” voter records to such an extent that the Republicans will win the White House in 2008 no matter what lunatics they run as candidates.

2. John McCain is a very sick man and it is unlikely he will last the four year term.

There are not idle theories.

They’re backed up with all-too solid evidence:

 

Get used to it

In 1997, I started writing about how widespread election fraud was the United States.

Google “election fraud San Francisco”

My concern was that if this problem was not addresses, anyone could be put in the White House.

George Bush Jr. was just the beginning.

If, Karl Rove successfully rigged voter records in key swing states – and there is every evidence that he has – and if John McCain does not survive his term – and there is every evidence that he won’t – Sarah Palin, the moose-eating, go-go boot wearer, oil company-loving moron, will be president of the United States.

My guess is 2010. Impossible, you say. Not at all.

Any country that would tolerate eight years of George Bush Jr. will tolerate anything.

I sincerely hope I’m wrong, but the possibility is very, very real.
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Canadians facing the same problems as the U.S.

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Canada Holds 40th Undemocratic Federal Election — Canadians Will Elect Yet Another Undemocratic and Unaccountable Federal Government

Friday, September 12, 2008

OTTAWA – Today, Democracy Watch highlighted the many loopholes and flaws in Canada’s federal  election system that make the current election, Canada’s 40th federal election, though better than in the past, unfortunately still undemocratic.  Democracy Watch also highlighted the 90 undemocratic and accountability loopholes in the federal government system that ensure no matter what political party wins, the next federal government will be undemocratic and unaccountable in key ways.
   
“It is very insulting to voters that federal political parties have left a dozen undemocratic loopholes and flaws in Canada’s federal election system for the past 141 years, and as a result we are now holding Canada’s 40th undemocratic federal election,” said Duff Conacher, Coordinator of Democracy Watch.

In addition to the election call very likely being illegal (given the new fixed election date law), the following undemocratic loopholes and flaws in Canada’s federal election system continue to undermine the legitimacy of elections:

  • candidates are allowed to lie to voters with no penalty (perversely, it is illegal to make a false statement about a candidate, but legal for candidates to make false statements) — For details, click here;
  • party leaders are still allowed to dictate who their local candidate will be (even though the federal Conservatives promised in the last election to prohibit such appointments), and as a result some MPs are controlled by party leaders, instead of by voters;
  • it is unclear (because of negligent ethics rules enforcement, and an ongoing court case appeal) whether it is legal for lobbyists to help candidate and party campaigns;
  • voters still do not have a clear, well-promoted right to vote for “none of the above” if there is no candidate in their riding that they support;
  • a cartel of broadcasting companies, who rent the airwaves that are owned by the public, decides on arbitrary grounds which party leaders are allowed to participate in the debates and when they will be held (instead of Elections Canada making merit-based decisions);
  • unlimited, secret donations of money, property and services are still legal to nomination race candidates (as long as they don’t use the donations for their campaign) — For details on money in politics loopholes, click here;
  • unlimited loans to candidates and parties are still legal, and loans and donations do not have to be disclosed until several months after voting day (violating the right of voters to know who is bankrolling candidates and parties before they vote);
  • donations of volunteer labour are not required to be tracked or disclosed (which makes it very easy for corporations and other organizations to pay their employees to “volunteer” for parties and candidates);
  • parties are allowed to provide all the money their local candidates need to run their campaigns (which results in MPs with no local support who owe party headquarters);
  • it is unclear (because an ongoing court case has not been completed) how party headquarters and local candidates can split or share their spending on advertising;
  • the media are not required to disclose all survey numbers (and, as a result, the key percentage of undecided voters is usually not reported), and;
  • last but not certainly not least, the voting system does not produce a Parliament that accurately reflects the voter support each party has received.;

As a result of the following undemocratic and accountability loopholes and flaws in Canada’s federal government, everyone in the federal government is still effectively allowed to act dishonestly, unethically, secretively, unrepresentatively and wastefully (To see the list of the 90 loopholes, click here):

Representative decision-making loopholes (For details, click here)

We’ve lost our collective minds

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We are eight months or so away from the “08” election and I’m already sick of the whole mess.  The YouTube debates were worthless; the questions screened so thorougly that nothing of any consequence was asked.  The state by state primaries and caucuses are pointless because not one promise that is made, not one plan for the future will ever materialize by the eventual and pre-selected winner. 

Questions that should have been asked (and probably were but cut out).

Not one question about the intent to merge the US, Canada and Mexico. 

No one asked if the working groups would be abolished that are facilitating the Security & Prosperity Partnership and the construction of the NAFTA highway that will cut through the country. 

No questions about the data mining being done by various intelligence agencies or the loss of any kind of personal privacy under the guise of “national security”.

No one asked why chemtrails are reported all over the country that result in high numbers of individuals appearing in emergency rooms with sudden respiratory ailments, or why the content of water in the affected area’s suddenly contains high levels of heavy metals, and other toxins.

No one brought up the use of depleted uranium on our troops, or indigenous populations that have resulted in multiple illnesses and a high level of birth deformities.  No one mentioned the fact that DU has a life span of 300,000 years and that where it is used the land is now contaminated.

REAL ID was carefully avoided.  The fact that Homeland Security is strictly prohibited in its charter from ever establishing a form of national ID was never mentioned.

Secure Flight, a program designed to accustom US citizens to the idea of having to “present their papers” in order to travel inside the US went unnoticed. 

So many real questions that need answers were never allowed to be asked.  Which leaves me wondering just what is going to change with this election.  In all likelyhood…..nothing.

I can’t vote for Hillary because she is Bush with a brain…..making her a real danger to the country.

I can’t vote for McCain because he is promising another 100 years of war and a continuation of Bush policies. (I don’t think he is in his right mind anyway)

I can’t vote for Obama.  That is directly a result of his support for a UN based global tax and his intention to end the ownership of small arms and weapons.  Meaning he wants to get rid of the 2nd Amendment.  Even as a liberal, I can’t support that.

I can’t vote for Huckabee because I think if I hear one more fearless leader claiming that God is speaking to him directly, I will implode.

I would like to vote for Ron Paul, but the GOP will never let him on the ticket. 

Wouldn’t you just one time, like to attend a debate where you could actually get up and ask the questions you really have?  Without being pre-screened or shut out?  Can you imagine how different this whole election cycle would be if just this once we were actually able to access the candidates with real questions?  It’s never going to happen.

We have lost our minds.  We have allowed ourselves to accept the controlled speeches, the lack of real questioning, the abscence of actual debate to substitute for substantive, informed dialogue. 

Why anyone is excited or charged up about the coming election is beyond me.  Our election system is rife with voter fraud, corruption and vote tampering.  The winner has already been chosen, we just won’t know who it is until the “08” fraud is perpetrated.  The worst part of that is that there are those out there who will be jumping up and down thinking that they actually won something.

Marti Oakley

We’re All In This Together

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I originally wrote this article as the closing editorial for December 2007, for what was then an email version of the PPJ Gazette.  It seems very relevant considering the state we are in as a country today. Current count has 33 Republicans from both the House and Senate voluntarily leaving office.  As I predicted in this editorial….something big was coming down the pipe and these rats knew what was coming.

Rats Deserting the Ship

The End of a Nightmare Year and a 2008 Forecast

The year 2007 will most likely go down as one of the most stressful for all Americans. It seems that at every turn we have been battling an ever increasing separation between “We The People” and our government.

My instincts tell me that something big and awful is coming down the pipe and those in the inner circles of D.C. are fully aware of what that is. Career politicians are resigning, or not seeking re-election in record numbers from the Republican party. This is the same party that rubber-stamped every rights robbing piece of legislation they could find; that still blocks any attempts to end the war; and created one of the worst economic disasters ever in our history. We are now, thanks to those neo-cons, the largest debtor nation ever in the history of the world.

My suspicions actually began after (R) Conrad Burns lost his Montana senatorial seat to (D) John Tester in 2006. Burns, a virulent neo-con did something totally out of character after losing by a slim margin. He conceded and walked away. In fact, in every instance where a Republican was unseated there was no objection or protestation. In fact, these former office holders couldn’t get out of town fast enough.

After the 2006 election several other strange things happened. Nancy Pelosi, the new and first female speaker of the house, immediately announced that impeachment was off the table. This announcement came with the full knowledge that the Democrats had won both houses at least in part because voters expected them to impeach Bush. This was perceived, and is, a massive betrayal of voters.

Next, Jon Conyers who had been waging an internet war for impeachment and who had built an extensive site dedicated to this very thing, suddenly decided that he would not move forward with his initiative.

In this last year we have had to fight off repeated attempts to give amnesty to illegal immigrants even though the majority of Americans have made it very clear that they are against amnesty and want our laws enforced. Although this issue in particular, crossed party lines, it was inevitably portrayed as “ALL Republicans are against it, and ALL Democrats are for it”. Considering that 78% of Americans are opposed to amnesty in any form, I think we could safely say it is not a matter of party affiliation.

The Democrats have not moved to repeal or rescind even one of the Executive Orders or legislative slights of hand that expanded the power of the presidency. Instead they are busy throwing their support behind yet another piece of legislation S. 1959 that will quickly be converted to use against those of us who opt to exercise our constitutional right to dissent.

We have had one investigation after another and the only positive thing that came from that to this point is that Alberto Gonzales, one of the most corrupt AG’s we’ve ever suffered, resigned.

We have endured countless hours wasted in both houses passing non-binding (meaning nonsensical) resolutions against the war, and voting to declare the Iranian Guard as a terrorist group. Considering that we are using our precious military to attack non threatening countries in an effort to gain control of their oil, what is to stop other countries from declaring our military a terrorist organization and a threat to world peace?

We stood by silently as yet another attorney general was sworn in who claims not to know weather water boarding is torture or not. The committee vote that allowed his nomination to go forward was facilitated by all Republicans on the committee and two Democrats who caved in and decided that since they themselves stood little chance of being strapped to a board and tortured, what difference did it make?

Few of us stood up and spoke out when two of our border agents, Ramos and Compean, were sentenced to ten years or more in prison for shooting a drug smuggler in the butt. And fewer of us said a word when Homeland Security had to admit that they lied in order to procure a conviction and that the Mexican government was instrumental in their prosecution of the agents.

We watched in disbelief as Scooter Libby’s sentence was commuted before it was even passed down. Not one Democrat or Republican stood up to make any real objection.

Karl Rove left the White House when the possibility of being prosecuted on any number of issues looked as though it could become a reality. Leaving as he did, allowed him to legally delete more than three million emails associated with his office. In other words, evidence was destroyed. And there isn’t a thing we can do about it.

It is said that just prior to a major tsunami animals in the area will start running to higher ground seeming to know instinctively what is coming and that they must flee in order to survive. My advice is to look at the rats running from our government. If it isn’t high level cabinet members, its senators and representatives who are taking flight.

Dick Cheney is divesting himself of American investments and currency and moving into foreign markets. The Bush’s have the Crawford ranch up for sale (along with that high tech command center that taxpayers paid for so Bush could run the country from the ranch) and the Bush clan is looking at buying 22,000 acres in Argentina.

There is a tsunami coming for America but those who created it will be safely on higher ground when it hits. Maybe when we are embroiled in a battle for survival for our own nation we will finally dispense with the right vs. left paradigm and realize that we are all in this together and that what religion we are or aren’t, who says they have more morals or better values, who is more patriotic, will cease to be part of the dialogue. Maybe then we can get down to being fully engaged Americans with only one goal in mind: Preserving our sovereignty and re-establishing our nation as the once great country it was.

Marti Oakley

 

Original printing December 2007

Reprinted February, 2008

Reprinted November 1, 2008

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