Tuesday, September 26, 2006

September's High...

I'm lacking the necessary brain cells this morning to formulate any commentary, so you read, me recover.

Rolling Stone : Robert F. Kennedy Jr. -- Will The Next Election Be Hacked?:
"According to Hood, Diebold employees altered software in some 5,000 machines in DeKalb and Fulton counties - the state's largest Democratic strongholds. To avoid detection, Hood and others on his team entered warehouses early in the morning. 'We went in at 7:30 a.m. and were out by 11,' Hood says. 'There was a universal key to unlock the machines, and it's easy to get access. The machines in the warehouses were unlocked. We had control of everything. The state gave us the keys to the castle, so to speak, and they stayed out of our way.' Hood personally patched fifty-six machines and witnessed the patch being applied to more than 1,200 others."
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"It is impossible to know whether the machines were rigged to alter the election in Georgia: Diebold's machines provided no paper trail, making a recount impossible. But the tally in Georgia that November surprised even the most seasoned political observers. Six days before the vote, polls showed Sen. Max Cleland, a decorated war veteran and Democratic incumbent, leading his Republican opponent Saxby Chambliss - darling of the Christian Coalition - by five percentage points. In the governor's race, Democrat Roy Barnes was running a decisive eleven points ahead of Republican Sonny Perdue. But on Election Day, Chambliss won with fifty-three percent of the vote, and Perdue won with fifty-one percent."
Hating' not Bush But Failure | The Huffington Post:
"Folks, what Democrats 'hate' is not Bush but what he's doing to our country and to our reputation around the world. The problem is not those who criticize Bush's failures but rather Bush's failures."
Orcinus:
"The baseline problem with torture, after all, is that it is prima facie immoral, a violation not just of the Golden Rule and basic Christian precepts, but of nearly any system of ethics. Even the most hard-nosed rationalist will come to this conclusion (see, e.g., Kant's Categorical Imperative). It's an obvious one if you're a Christian."
Not that this story holds any particular interest for me other than I didn't know there was a 'test' for truck bombs. I thought it would be pretty self evident.

Tests show Hariri killed by truck bomb

5 comments:

not hungover, still drunk said...

Fucking Drams!

Mr. Beer N. Hockey said...

From my mountain lookout I too have received word of rigged American elections. Elections are dubious exercizes in the first place but if are going to have them the old fashioned way of placing an X in your favoured box on a piece of paper ought to be obvious by now unless you like getting cheated.

By the way ... there is a word for those who attain power by such means, the word starts with the letter F. They are a disgrace to the American Revolution.

Seven Star Hand said...

Hello JPW and all,

Here's a little targeted wisdom so we can finally turn away from these deceptive and duplicitous Aholes we have been calling leaders. Spread the word.

Understanding and fixing the failings of politics and democracy for the benefit of everyone, everywhere

Politics is little more than greed, arrogance, falsehood, hero-worship, and injustice taken to extremes and organized into teams (nations, parties, interest groups, etc). It is the struggle for your group, hero, and viewpoint so you can profit at the expense of others. This forces others to do the same in self-defense, causing an endless loop, downward spiral, and no-gain effect. When money, religion, and politics are intermingled, they form a true inescapable trap or bottomless pit. It is the opposite of compassion, cooperation, justice, and wisdom and causes you to expend dramatically more effort, time, and resources than necessary to achieve lesser results than are possible when you simply cooperate and have compassion, empathy, and charity for each other. Harmony and cooperation are on the perfect path, while politics, religion and money are ignorance, strong lies, strong delusion, and utter folly.

The primary, though hidden purpose of politics is to effectively divide and conquer populations who support and participate in these great delusions. Politics serves to dramatically slow and confound progress towards common and common-sense goals that most people want to achieve. This is one of the reasons why major problems persist for centuries. When people finally cooperate to solve problems for the good of all, problems will finally be solved and stay solved. On the other hand, participating in and supporting politics causes problems to persist and even to reappear later, though they were apparently solved previously. Because of the ability of those who also control money and religion to reverse past progress and prevent true cooperation, politics is a great deception and a trap and the opposite of truth, wisdom, and justice.

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Peace…

JPW said...

Mr BnH. I believe that 'F' word just might be facist.... or fuckheads. Either works.

JPW said...

7 Star hand! Thanks for the knowledge. I'll be checking out your sites soon.