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

Some of you might remember this "OBSW" approach from the midterms in '06. . .

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

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 these primaries, and any malfeasance, 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 real justice can be established."

Or perhaps, "I'm creating with spirit that the true intent of all the voters be made manifest in the official vote tallies”
(feel free to modify however 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 it sounds 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.

They simply dismiss and marginalize our claims as being “delusional”. 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 falsehood (eg. mdm’s alleged inevitability) 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 since HAVA, 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 perilous situation.

It's worth a shot I figure.

Oh and it was suggested to me that I include a visualization for those who are more visually oriented as well.
Consider envisioning the most mindful, reverent steward of our country and by extension, our planet being inaugurated in January.

RELEVANT ADDENDUM: “I’m creating with spirit that the true nature of last December’s hack to the DNC voter files be revealed.”

DISCLAIMER: These gentle suggestions are supplementary to more conventional forms of GOTV activism and is by no means intended to replace those intrepid and essential efforts. Amazingly, humans can walk & chew bubble gum too."


We’re 47th !!! We’re 47th !!! We’re 47th !!!

Saw an article the other day which rated electoral integrity among democracies. It said we ranked 47th out of the 47 democracies researched.

Lost the link so cannot provide specific attribution. This one is fairly similar : http://www.fairvote.org/american_elections_ranked_worst_among_older_democracies_here_s_why

Predictably, a couple of taunting threads were posted speculating that after last night, there would be no accusations of all too common election shenanigans since Bernie won WI.

Such spuriously speculative accusations completely belie *the* greater truth.

That is ~ we just have atrociously compromised & insecure voting devices & procedures. For a country who prides itself on its exceptionalism & proclaims to spread democracy around the world, our elections undermine our credibility tremendously.

No one who is saddened by the chronic dearth of truly representative leadership & egregious dysfunctionality in our governance can really feel 100% confident that their vote matters.

Our system is terribly flawed. From the electoral college, to super delegates, to winner-take-all statewide delegates, every vote has a likelihood of dilution if not elimination or “spoilage”.

By now, most are aware of the purposeful contrivances of gerrymanderering, long lines, & prohibitive voter ID requirements.

Fewer are aware that the technology frantically adopted after the spectacle of butterfly ballots when HAVA was passed, & our voting apparatus was awarded to private interests and usurped from the public oversight. The optical scanners vote tallying software & touchscreens were quickly proven to be highly hackable. Now that they are more than a decade old, they are also degraded.

The only new wrinkle is the curious switching of party affiliation in closed primary states. Life long Democrats have been disenfranchised.

So puerile disparagement of the sincere scrutiny of vote totals is uninformed of the extraordinarily complex systems in place, that irretrievably thwart the intent of the voter.

We all desperately need an upgrade !!!

Just sayin’

DISCLAIMER: This is not posted to discourage voting in any way shape or form. To the contrary, the greater the turnout, the greater the likelihood of the will of the majority finding expression despite all the obstruction.

Here are some other links that address our sorry state of electoral matters.





Oh & by the way the pre election & exit poll number crunchers are reporting that more than 10% of Bernie’s lead in WI just went “poof.” (a la Kerry’s lead in the swing states in ’04 & Obama's mega landslides)

“nam myoho renge kyo”

Gee whizzzzz ~

Does anyone happen to remember this epic moment . . .?


followed by this. . .


Now, isn't it odd that voter affiliations of primarily Sanders supporters have mysteriously been switched in Arizona, and reportedly in other closed primary states.

Kinda makes one wonder . . .

The hack never could have possibly happened the other way 'round.



“nam myoho renge kyo”

5 Primaries: Exit Poll Discrepancies and Win Probabilities

"This is a summary exit poll analysis of the March 15 Democratic exit polls. Clinton won the recorded vote in the five elections.

The exit polls indicate that Sanders won MO (80% probability) and IL (74%).

There was a 10% discrepancy in the OH exit poll from the recorded vote. The probability that the discrepancy was due to chance is 1 in 976."


here's some levity. . .

curious stats in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

MA Primary: Unadjusted Exit poll Indicates Bernie won

MA Primary: Another Stolen Election

Mar.2, 2016

Just like the MA 2014 Governor race, the primary was likely stolen.
The exit poll, AS ALWAYS, was adjusted to match the recorded vote

Clinton won the RECORDED (bogus) vote (1406 respondents) by 50.3-48.7%
In the exit poll of 1297 respondents, Sanders led at 8:01 pm by 52.3-45.7%

But how could Clinton gain 114 respondents and Sanders just 7 among the final 109?

This is 2004 all over again. Kerry led by 51-48% after the first 13047 respondents, but Bush by 50.8-48.3% at 13660 respondents. When the unadjusted exit poll became available years later, we found that Kerry won the 13660 respondents 51.7-47.0%.

The probability that Sanders won: 99% (given the 2.72% Margin of Error)
Win prob= 99.2% = normdist (.534,.5, Moe/1.96,true)



Susan Sarandon interview from 2/25

very fun & uplifting !

Interview runs from 1:12 to 11:36. Couldn't find a clipped version or a link to the extended full interview. Should be up soon.

Enjoy !


". . .please stand up. . ."

“. . . I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion. . ."

'scuse me but this particular clause in the Congressional oath has been ringing in my ears for more than most of the unproductive intransigence of Congress during Obama's term.

Whenever I've asked a lawyer or a judge about the many blatant violations of this clause, they've all said,

"Well, it's open to interpretation."

Not *one* proceeded to interpret.

If Congress were simply strongly reminded of this specific clause in their oath of office, blanket obstructionism might just be obliterated.

That is, if our unrepresentative governance still had a glimmer of integrity.

Violations of this clause (coupled with gargantuanly wasteful campaign *spending*) enable legally sanctioned bribery to dictate knuckle headed legislative disconnect with constituencies.

They’ve damned near sabotaged & disabled 2 branches of government.

May they be stopped in making it all 3.

Duhhh. . . ."political correctness" = basic civility

Prior to current sound biting jingoism in our short attention span culture, "political correctness" was commonly known as "basic civility.”

I would guess that uncivilized behavior would be inclusive of bullying & abusive verbal assaults.

It truly dehumanizes us all.

Perhaps in these times, it might be wise to focus on & encourage the evolution of human nature, not the perpetual predictable yawn fest of its degradation.

More than most overcome throwing stones & calling names by the time they graduate from the sandbox.

Just sayin'

“nam myoho renge kyo”
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