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Not remotely Conservative but entirely Regressive

A Divisive Ruse: Regressives masquerading as Conservatives

Disingenuous nomenclature has long troubled me.

Language can have an elegance, yet we are tediously bombarded with its complete bastardization.

In a land once lauded as one “of the the lively discussion” we have somehow morphed into ghastly dualistic shadow boxing riddled with gross misrepresentations and complete idiocy..

To quell this overwhelming trend. . .

Kindly consider refraining from referring to the opposition as being comprised of "conservatives." They are *not* conserving anything but their own wealth & power, and that of their donors & cronies. They are REGRESSIVES who wish to reestablish a two class society amongst other tired and unjust repressive notions. They are at best, feudal.

True conservatives would prioritize real fiscal responsibility, education, compromise over conflict, adherence to the rule of law, protection of all of our delicate ecosystems, legislation representative of constituents not self aggrandized donors, never mistake profit machines as human beings, nor currency as elocution.

The only appropriate response to the trope of “tax & spend” democrats is. . .”What. . .? Do you much prefer loot & waste.” I would now amend that by pointing out that taxing & spending is a primary function of most governance.

Just a thought. . .for Malala

I'm deeply compelled to share something that occurred to me after hearing that in all our illustriously ingenious "exceptional" wisdom, we've created a 34 million dollar "central command center" in SE Afghanistan for which we no longer have any use whatsoever.

So it's supposed to be destroyed. Repurposing is not seen as an option because it's wired with 110 voltage and is largely powered by diesel fuel. Apparently the Afghans don't have a whole lot of access to diesel.

Welp I was thinking this "state of the art" folly could be repurposed to *really* help the Afghan children.

If we really want to redeem our dubious global reputation we should give it to Malala.

for her birthday (on the intentional level) and as a rather grand peace offering to the world.

Yeah. I know she's Pakistani.

Still, I feel a young courageous & wise Pakistani girl knows far better than we ever could when it comes to the needs of Afghani kids.

It could become an educational community center.

I'm sure there are plenty of people in that part of the world and elsewhere that can manage the electrical conversion and can supply boatloads of diesel for a noble cause.

Anyone who agrees with this notion and thinks it might be at all feasible then consider passing it along.

If you want to flame me for it. I'll ignore you so there. Silly me & toodles.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/12/malala-day-at-un_n_3586266.html

Voting a straight dem ticket ???

Has anyone else heard some rumblings about how voting a straight democratic ticket in some states may not be inclusive of a vote for Obama?

I saw that somewhere but didn't want to believe it so I don't have a source. I only had seen it one time and had not ever voted a straight ticket.

This morn I've seen several threads wherein people were reporting happily that they had voted straight dem and that got me wondering what up with the straight ticket option?

Ya never know with these nefarious ever so hackable EVM's.

This may help. . .

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021723276

"If they can rig 'em. . .maybe we can fix 'em"

This is a revision from '06 posted in GD.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021723276

"If they can rig 'em. . .maybe we can fix 'em"

"If they can rig 'em. . .Maybe we can fix 'em" (revised)

Pssssssssst. . . .

This may seem irrational but here's something very simple we all can do. . .

Every time you feel the intense sorrow, anger, or frustration about anticipating the possibility of yet another contrived defeat, consider stiffening your spine, focusing your mind, and saying aloud or thinking really loudly and firmly. . .

"I'm creating with spirit that any malicious code implanted or hidden in the vote tally counting software be neutralized during this election, and any malfeasance, example gratia : suppression, flipping, or spoilage, that does occur be so blatant that it will be detected, exposed and corrected immediately, so that the true will of the people will be revealed and truly representative leadership may be re inspired."

Or perhaps, "I'm creating with spirit that the results of this election will be fair and inclusive of each and every vote cast."

(feel free to modify as you feel is appropriate)

You see very simply, if they can rig 'em maybe we can fix 'em. . .with our hearts and minds.

If there is any facet of technology that could be influenced by consciousness it would more than likely be computers. Most of us have personally experienced inexplicable technical anomalies in the past.

Of course this suggestion may sound irrational but so are those who are determined to thwart the will of the majority and the long term greater good. They have consistently refuted all rational tools and arguments, even when based on heaps of compelling evidence, and have done so with presumed impunity. "Fact checkers be damned."

They simply dismiss and marginalize our claims as being "reality based." TRANSLATION: They are using low level magic and mind control. They are masterful at "group think." We have not been so but perhaps we can focus at least for the next 48 hours or so. Theirs' is based on greed, falsity and fear whereas if we draw from truth and love and humor, can you imagine what may be possible. . ?

Having approached the issue of election integrity from every imaginable traditional angle for nearly 4 years, and having written to every pundit, plutocrat, and politician of whom I could think, to virtually no avail, this may be one method of recourse that won't take years of legislative and legal wrangling to remedy this most precarious situation.

ENOUGH ALREADY !!!

This is an alternative to worrying and at the very least, can dispel a whole lot of angst amongst each and every one of us.

Oh and it was suggested to me that I include a visualization for those who are more visually oriented as well. One of our wiser scribes suggested a visualization as well.

Consider envisioning the most mindful, honest, and reverent steward of our country and by extension, our planet, being inaugurated in January.

DISCLAIMER: This suggestion is supplementary to more conventional forms of activism and is by no means intended to replace those intrepid and thoroughly essential efforts.

FYI: This was revised from the '06 midterms. "Oooga, Booga, Smooga, Woooga" to all those who participated in that utterly hilarious thread.

"nam-myoho-renge-kyo"

I've said this before. Too big to fail. Is too big to bail. Assholes do this.

Most human beings wouldn't.

John Edwards

Imagine if you will. . . a man who was completely well intended deeply inspired to serve after the death of his son.

Who once had an election to the second highest office in the land. Who upon seeing the election stolen, found out his kind wife of 30 years had terminal cancer.

None of us can well imagine those circumstances.

How can him seeking comfort be criminal?

It's repercussions had him seeking support for his subsequent paramour and resulting child.

None of us have walked in his shoes.

BTW- I was never swayed by him. But I know a bum deal when I see one.

He is not a criminal.

He may have had a breakdown. And who wouldn't have in those circumstances ? It's not criminal IMHO. It's human.

???

I'm posting this query for a friend who is unfamiliar with this site.

He asked me and I'm clueless and he says all the geeks he knew have either burned out or disappeared.

"I am looking for some free data space where I can set up .two data catalogs that clients can go to, decide on what they want and email me with that info. I am sure what I am thinking about is like a shopping cart sort of thing, I would use one of those if it weren't for the good size expense.. This is a tiny shoe string opener business, so I am looking for ways to do this that way.. Any ideas?"

Not even sure if I'm posting this in the right forum.

Thanks in advance for any and all responses.
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