[StopTheDraft] Digest Number 1203

[StopTheDraft] Digest Number 1203
There are 9 messages in this issue.
Topics in this digest:
1a. "vote-flipping" strategies   
    From: Adrien Burke
1b. Re: "vote-flipping" strategies   
    From: bob
1c. Re: "vote-flipping" strategies   
    From: bob
1d. Re: "vote-flipping" strategies   
    From: Adrien Burke
1e. Re: "vote-flipping" strategies   
    From: bob
2. Palin is the choice that they gave me   
    From: maryzinkartist@aol.com
3. choices choices choices what’s a voter to do Re elections, lies, and   
    From: maryzinkartist@aol.com
4. AAUW Action Network: Protect Your Vote   
    From: realitee1
5. powervote.org: Big Big News: Live Al Gore Webcast!   
    From: realitee1
Messages
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1a. "vote-flipping" strategies
    Posted by: "Adrien Burke" eandubh@ca.rr.com thewaronart
    Date: Sat Oct 25, 2008 2:31 pm ((PDT))
Apparently, some early voters in various parts of the country have 
seen their vote changed from Democrat to Republican – right in front 
of their eyes! And THAT is only the machines that haven’t been 
programmed not to show it. Below are some tips, should you run into 
such a situation. (Good luck.) Of course there are even larger 
problems, such as the fact that NO candidate can be seriously 
considered for the highest office in the land unless s/he has the 
support of the big money. McCain and Obama are both recipients of 
money from Goldman Sachs, Citibank, and – well you get it. We need to 
entirely divorce the electoral system from money. And at the risk of 
redundant sloganizing, YES WE CAN.
1. According to laws governing radio and television, THE AIRWAVES 
BELONG TO THE PEOPLE. The corporations who are given the FREE use of 
them have been in the past compelled to observe a ‘fairness doctrine’ 
in editorial opinion, so that dissent might be heard. We must 
pressure the government to reinstate the fairness doctrine. Our 
political debates – like our public debate in general, are closed and 
restricted to a very narrow set of ideas; the REpublicans and the 
Democrats do not and can not offer us much of a choice. If Big Oil 
wants war, we will go to war, and if Wall Street wants to steal our 
money so they don’t have to give up their yachts, both parties will 
accommodate them in  the end. The Libertarians, the Greens, Peace & 
Freedom, and other minority parties might have something different to 
say and we need to hear them. But that’s not enough.
2. Paid political advertising must be outlawed. A responsible press 
(including radio and tv) should cover politics as a matter of course. 
and without compensation.  If they won’t, then the running of these 
publicly owned media should be turned over to those who will. The 
marketplace of ideas must not be about who can afford the loudest 
amplifier. There are many intelligent voices in this country, right 
and left, who are silenced for the most part because they will never 
get the support of the richest few. Politics has become a spending 
contest which is no more fair than a beauty contest or a boxing 
match. Maybe less so. (Something similar needs to be done about 
lobbyists.)
3. Several more Supreme Court decisions must be revisited by Congress 
– yes they CAN. In the 1870s or thereabouts, a law clerk inserted a 
clause comparing a corporation to a person. The question was never 
debated, but it has been treated as settled law. In the late 20th 
century, a decision equated money with speech. That, you might say, 
was the death of any egalitarianism left over from the former 200 
years. These decisions and others (patenting life forms, for 
instance, and allowing private property to be confiscated in the name 
of public domain, then handed over to private interests) are a deadly 
weight on our freedoms and traditions.
There are many, many related reforms I would suggest, but without a 
modicum of equality, which I believe could be attained by following 
steps 1 through 3, we can’t begin to discuss other matters. We’re 
getting close to what was said of the USSR in the 1980s: The people 
have no government – and the government has no people.
 
BELOW: what to do if your friendly voting machine overturns your 
vote…………………
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Yesterday, VelvetRevolution.us’ election integrity expert Emily Levy 
suggested that when this problem occurs, voters should first tell 
officials, and ask them to remove the machine from service.
Then…Alert everyone else in line waiting to vote which machine 
caused the problem, and warn everyone else not to use it!
These are among the steps she recommends, with which I strongly concur:
Call poll supervisors to observe the problem
Fill out a problem report
Refuse to vote on that machine
Request that the machine be taken out of service
Get a serial number of the machine if possible (may be unlikely in 
many cases)
Tell other voters not to vote on that machine
Call county/town election office
Call local reporters
Call voter problem hotlines (eg. 866-MYVOTE1 and 866-OUR-VOTE)
Contact bloggers and Election Integrity websites.
Raise holy hell.
adrien rain burke
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1b. Re: "vote-flipping" strategies
    Posted by: "bob" bobo926@verizon.net bobz640
    Date: Sat Oct 25, 2008 4:03 pm ((PDT))
It’s actually much simpler.
You can avoid the problem of a machine shifting votes from Democrats to Republicans or from Republicans to Democrats by NEVER voting for Democrats or Republicans.
You can instead CHOOSE to vote for Nader, or the Green Party or a Socialist or simply stay home refusing to support the bastards that are screwing you.
bob
  —– Original Message —–
  From: Adrien Burke
  To: Adrien Burke
  Sent: Saturday, October 25, 2008 5:26 PM
  Subject: [StopTheDraft] "vote-flipping" strategies
 
  Apparently, some early voters in various parts of the country have seen their vote changed from Democrat to Republican – right in front of their eyes! And THAT is only the machines that haven’t been programmed not to show it. Below are some tips, should you run into such a situation. (Good luck.) Of course there are even larger problems, such as the fact that NO candidate can be seriously considered for the highest office in the land unless s/he has the support of the big money. McCain and Obama are both recipients of money from Goldman Sachs, Citibank, and – well you get it. We need to entirely divorce the electoral system from money. And at the risk of redundant sloganizing, YES WE CAN.
  1. According to laws governing radio and television, THE AIRWAVES BELONG TO THE PEOPLE. The corporations who are given the FREE use of them have been in the past compelled to observe a ‘fairness doctrine’ in editorial opinion, so that dissent might be heard. We must pressure the government to reinstate the fairness doctrine. Our political debates – like our public debate in general, are closed and restricted to a very narrow set of ideas; the REpublicans and the Democrats do not and can not offer us much of a choice. If Big Oil wants war, we will go to war, and if Wall Street wants to steal our money so they don’t have to give up their yachts, both parties will accommodate them in  the end. The Libertarians, the Greens, Peace & Freedom, and other minority parties might have something different to say and we need to hear them. But that’s not enough.
  2. Paid political advertising must be outlawed. A responsible press (including radio and tv) should cover politics as a matter of course. and without compensation.  If they won’t, then the running of these publicly owned media should be turned over to those who will. The marketplace of ideas must not be about who can afford the loudest amplifier. There are many intelligent voices in this country, right and left, who are silenced for the most part because they will never get the support of the richest few. Politics has become a spending contest which is no more fair than a beauty contest or a boxing match. Maybe less so. (Something similar needs to be done about lobbyists.)
  3. Several more Supreme Court decisions must be revisited by Congress – yes they CAN. In the 1870s or thereabouts, a law clerk inserted a clause comparing a corporation to a person. The question was never debated, but it has been treated as settled law. In the late 20th century, a decision equated money with speech. That, you might say, was the death of any egalitarianism left over from the former 200 years. These decisions and others (patenting life forms, for instance, and allowing private property to be confiscated in the name of public domain, then handed over to private interests) are a deadly weight on our freedoms and traditions.
  There are many, many related reforms I would suggest, but without a modicum of equality, which I believe could be attained by following steps 1 through 3, we can’t begin to discuss other matters. We’re getting close to what was said of the USSR in the 1980s: The people have no government – and the government has no people.
 
  BELOW: what to do if your friendly voting machine overturns your vote…………………
  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  Yesterday, VelvetRevolution.us’ election integrity expert Emily Levy suggested that when this problem occurs, voters should first tell officials, and ask them to remove the machine from service.
  Then…Alert everyone else in line waiting to vote which machine caused the problem, and warn everyone else not to use it!
  These are among the steps she recommends, with which I strongly concur:
    a.. Call poll supervisors to observe the problem
    b.. Fill out a problem report
    c.. Refuse to vote on that machine
    d.. Request that the machine be taken out of service
    e.. Get a serial number of the machine if possible (may be unlikely in many cases)
    f.. Tell other voters not to vote on that machine
    g.. Call county/town election office
    h.. Call local reporters
    i.. Call voter problem hotlines (eg. 866-MYVOTE1 and 866-OUR-VOTE)
    j.. Contact bloggers and Election Integrity websites.
    k.. Raise holy hell.
  adrien rain burke
  _,.+*^*+.,__,.+*^*+.,__,.+*^*+.,__,.+*^*+.,__,.+*^*+.
  See my design portfolio:
  http://www.angelfire.com/ca5/celtictea/RAIN.ARTINDY.html
 
 
 
  
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1c. Re: "vote-flipping" strategies
    Posted by: "bob" bobo926@verizon.net bobz640
    Date: Sat Oct 25, 2008 4:43 pm ((PDT))
Voting for Nader, or the Green Party or a Socialist is not irrelevant rebellion.
Voting for a Democrat is complicity in the killing of people and the theft of their resources.
bob
  —– Original Message —–
  From: Adrien Burke
  To: bob
  Sent: Saturday, October 25, 2008 7:14 PM
  Subject: Re: [StopTheDraft] "vote-flipping" strategies
  Yes and that’s what I will do – but we really need to work on a vote reform plan in order that such a vote would be anything more than a secret act of irrelevant rebellion.
 
 
  On Oct 25, 2008, at 4:03 PM, bob wrote:
    It’s actually much simpler.
    You can avoid the problem of a machine shifting votes from Democrats to Republicans or from Republicans to Democrats by NEVER voting for Democrats or Republicans.
    You can instead CHOOSE to vote for Nader, or the Green Party or a Socialist or simply stay home refusing to support the bastards that are screwing you.
    bob
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  Slán a Chara,
  adrien rain burke
  LISTEN to Radio ACS – music of The Celtic Arts Center:
  http://www.rawsound.com/RadioACS/  24/7
  CD: "Ceiltis – 20 years on" a compilation of Celtic music for every mood on the occasion of An Claidheamh Soluis/The Celtic Arts Center’s 20th year.
  All profits  benefit The Celtic Arts Center, a small non-profit,
  501[c]3 corporation dedicated to promoting Celtic Arts & Language, award-winning theater, fabulous concerts, and home of the longest-running traditional music session in Southern California.
  Hear it at  http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ceiltis
  For more about An Claidheamh Soluis:
  http://www.celticartscenter.com
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  Tara. ancient seat of the Kings of Ireland, is in danger of being
  surrounded by a freeway, while many other ancient sites in the vicinity are under threat, or have already been destroyed.
  Supporters of Tara
  have released a compilation CD to raise funds for their effort. You can help by purchasing their record:
  Tara:http://www.myspace.com/Taracompilationcd
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1d. Re: "vote-flipping" strategies
    Posted by: "Adrien Burke" eandubh@ca.rr.com thewaronart
    Date: Sat Oct 25, 2008 4:55 pm ((PDT))
Well i think we need to take this to the next step. But even if we 
got a viable national candidate, the voting machines would throw the 
election. The debate machine – for want of a better term – would cut 
him or her out (as they do now). The media would ignore him or her 
until the candidate got strong enough to be mocked and laughed at. 
Billions would be poured into oppoing any new candidate or idea. So 
we need to go after the system. The only way I know how to do that is 
to spread ideas around. The first of them is that the system is 
rigged, fixed, unfair, money-driven, out of our hands and out of 
control. It’s even more important in its enormity than the Obama or 
McCain non-choice. Unless we can convert our voting system into an 
instrument of the will of the people, we are lost. The voting 
machines are part of the problem. Not the only part, but if we fixed 
all the other parts, we’d still have to go after the machines. So why 
not tackle and expose them first? It’s a perfectly blatant example 
that most people can understand. Even Republicans who most profit by 
it – some of them oppose it. Every time another voter apprehends that 
the emperor is naked, every time an obedient subject becomes a 
skeptic, we win a little bit.  Enough little wins and – who knows?
On Oct 25, 2008, at 4:43 PM, bob wrote:
> Voting for Nader, or the Green Party or a Socialist is not 
> irrelevant rebellion.
>
> Voting for a Democrat is complicity in the killing of people and 
> the theft of their resources.
>
> bob
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Slán a Chara,
adrien rain burke
LISTEN to Radio ACS – music of The Celtic Arts Center:
http://www.rawsound.com/RadioACS/  24/7
CD: "Ceiltis – 20 years on" a compilation of Celtic music for every 
mood on the occasion of An Claidheamh Soluis/The Celtic Arts Center’s 
20th year.
All profits  benefit The Celtic Arts Center, a small non-profit,
501[c]3 corporation dedicated to promoting Celtic Arts & Language, 
award-winning theater, fabulous concerts, and home of the longest-
running traditional music session in Southern California.
Hear it at  http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ceiltis
For more about An Claidheamh Soluis:
http://www.celticartscenter.com
_,.+*^*+.,__,.+*^*+.,__,.+*^*+.,__,.+*^*+.,__,.+*^*+.
Tara. ancient seat of the Kings of Ireland, is in danger of being
surrounded by a freeway, while many other ancient sites in the 
vicinity are under threat, or have already been destroyed.
Supporters of Tara
have released a compilation CD to raise funds for their effort. You 
can help by purchasing their record:
Tara:http://www.myspace.com/Taracompilationcd
_,.+*^*+.,__,.+*^*+.,__,.+*^*+.,__,.+*^*+.,__,.+*^*+.
See my design portfolio:
http://www.angelfire.com/ca5/celtictea/RAIN.ARTINDY.html
 
 
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1e. Re: "vote-flipping" strategies
    Posted by: "bob" bobo926@verizon.net bobz640
    Date: Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:40 pm ((PDT))
The point is that since neither the Democrats nor the Republicans are apt to rein in the US military killing machine, and since neither is about to drastically cut the military budget, voting for either is complicity in the killing of innocent people.
Thus, since it is highly unlikely that a progressive candidate will win, worrying about or talking about voting machines is a distraction.
They are not the problem. Instead, it’s just another round of the Democrats trying to get people to line up on their side by playing victim, making believe that it’s only Republicans who try to steal elections.
In addition, given that the bulk of the voting machines were purchased by Democrats, don’t you think that they had a reason for doing so? Do you really think that they are stupid and honest?
They are neither.
Do you really think that the Democrats will not use them to their own advantage? That they will not try to steal as many votes for Obama as the Republicans will steal for McCain?
Rather than focus on an issue that the Democrats are trying to use to manipulate people, why not focus on issues that actually matter?
bob
  —– Original Message —–
  From: Adrien Burke
  To: bob ; StoptheDraft
  Sent: Saturday, October 25, 2008 7:50 PM
  Subject: Re: [StopTheDraft] "vote-flipping" strategies
  Well i think we need to take this to the next step. But even if we got a viable national candidate, the voting machines would throw the election. The debate machine – for want of a better term – would cut him or her out (as they do now). The media would ignore him or her until the candidate got strong enough to be mocked and laughed at. Billions would be poured into oppoing any new candidate or idea. So we need to go after the system. The only way I know how to do that is to spread ideas around. The first of them is that the system is rigged, fixed, unfair, money-driven, out of our hands and out of control. It’s even more important in its enormity than the Obama or McCain non-choice. Unless we can convert our voting system into an instrument of the will of the people, we are lost. The voting machines are part of the problem. Not the only part, but if we fixed all the other parts, we’d still have to go after the machines. So why not tackle and expose them first? It’s a perfectly blatant example that most people can understand. Even Republicans who most profit by it – some of them oppose it. Every time another voter apprehends that the emperor is naked, every time an obedient subject becomes a skeptic, we win a little bit.  Enough little wins and – who knows?
 
  On Oct 25, 2008, at 4:43 PM, bob wrote:
    Voting for Nader, or the Green Party or a Socialist is not irrelevant rebellion.
    Voting for a Democrat is complicity in the killing of people and the theft of their resources.
    bob
  _,.+*^*+.,__,.+*^*+.,__,.+*^*+.,__,.+*^*+.,__,.+*^*+.
  Slán a Chara,
  adrien rain burke
  LISTEN to Radio ACS – music of The Celtic Arts Center:
  http://www.rawsound.com/RadioACS/  24/7
  CD: "Ceiltis – 20 years on" a compilation of Celtic music for every mood on the occasion of An Claidheamh Soluis/The Celtic Arts Center’s 20th year.
  All profits  benefit The Celtic Arts Center, a small non-profit,
  501[c]3 corporation dedicated to promoting Celtic Arts & Language, award-winning theater, fabulous concerts, and home of the longest-running traditional music session in Southern California.
  Hear it at  http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ceiltis
  For more about An Claidheamh Soluis:
  http://www.celticartscenter.com
  _,.+*^*+.,__,.+*^*+.,__,.+*^*+.,__,.+*^*+.,__,.+*^*+.
  Tara. ancient seat of the Kings of Ireland, is in danger of being
  surrounded by a freeway, while many other ancient sites in the vicinity are under threat, or have already been destroyed.
  Supporters of Tara
  have released a compilation CD to raise funds for their effort. You can help by purchasing their record:
  Tara:http://www.myspace.com/Taracompilationcd
  _,.+*^*+.,__,.+*^*+.,__,.+*^*+.,__,.+*^*+.,__,.+*^*+.
  See my design portfolio:
  http://www.angelfire.com/ca5/celtictea/RAIN.ARTINDY.html
 
 
 
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2. Palin is the choice that they gave me
    Posted by: "maryzinkartist@aol.com" maryzinkartist@aol.com ladm4ever
    Date: Sat Oct 25, 2008 6:23 pm ((PDT))
A wee bit funny kinda well maybe not really
 
 
 
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3. choices choices choices what’s a voter to do Re elections, lies, and
    Posted by: "maryzinkartist@aol.com" maryzinkartist@aol.com ladm4ever
    Date: Sat Oct 25, 2008 6:34 pm ((PDT))
 
There seems to be many "distractions" in this election. I love people who go around telling everyone else how responsible they will be for everything. You know each day we wake up & go to work we are part of the machine. Each day we spend on the grid we are part of the machine. As long as we are part of the machine in anyway we too are responsible for what the f**king machine does. So are you ready to go off the grid? Could you even do it if you wanted to? What’s gonna happen if every progressive in the country votes for Cynthia McKinney? If I was a betting person (and I’m not) I’d bet the country would still wind up with Obama or McCain. As a matter of fact it would probably be McCain. So how would it even help? It seems to me that no matter which way I vote or even if I don’t vote I don’t get what I want so what the heck are we all talking about? What fing difference does any of this shit make!!!!!!
 
Your right, you’re all right. But what difference does it make?
 
What can be done to make a meaningful change?
 
I can only think of one direction that might make a difference and I sure as heck ain’t gonna talk about it here.
 
Love & Peace
 
Mary
 
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4. AAUW Action Network: Protect Your Vote
    Posted by: "realitee1" realitee1@yahoo.com realitee1
    Date: Sun Oct 26, 2008 12:26 am ((PDT))
Protect Your Vote More Info
Election Day is less than two weeks away. You have been preparing for
months to ensure that women’s voices and issues are heard on November
4; now is the time to make sure your vote is counted.
Be Sure That You Are Registered to Vote
Be sure that you are registered to vote. Visit the National
Association of Secretaries of State website at CanIVote.org to check
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Some states have already begun early voting, where you can vote in
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Find out which forms of ID your state requires by visiting the
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In many states, employers must allow you time to vote at some point
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You have the right to vote without being intimidated by anyone.
Visit the Election Protection website at 866ourvote.org for more
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5. powervote.org: Big Big News: Live Al Gore Webcast!
    Posted by: "realitee1" realitee1@yahoo.com realitee1
    Date: Sun Oct 26, 2008 12:32 am ((PDT))
On October 29th at 8pm Eastern, Al Gore will be speaking to Power
Vote groups across the country in a live webcast! 
This is huge.
Gore will be acknowledging your incredible work on the Power Vote
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Right now nothing is more important than seizing the opportunity to
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Invite friends to your dorm room, reserve a classroom on campus, work
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Also, thanx for signing my petitions, et al, please consider sharing them. Also, since Admin. of change.org aren't allowing me to invite people to do my actions lately and are switching my urls for my petitions so when I invite people off their site they can't get to the petition either (ergo 3 possible urls for each petition), here's a few of my latest actions; do as few or as many as you'd like (there are 3 linx for each petition because admin. switches between the 3 of them so people trying to sign the petition can‘t get to it): This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Haiti disaster anniversary, please, do what you can: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9033 This petition on change.org: Haiti disaster anniversary: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2?share_id=yIpWHEHxri&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2 http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green, Indigenous, Native American, etc., actions: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9026 This petition on change.org: Green, Indigenous, Native American, acts: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous_native_american_acts?share_id=NHvTtQadfP&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, holiday: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9024 This petition on change.org: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. M.L. King, Jr.'s holiday: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/artact_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jrs_holiday?share_id=QjOkAUGeBQ&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday http://www.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green; NA; the evolution; Civil, Human, LP, Prisoner's Rights; Poverty; etc..: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9022 This petition on change.org: Economically empower through advocacy: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy?share_id=WZNqBQWcXE&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_throug
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