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I am amazed that after 2 hours of mid morning wimpering--with over 250,000 more votes to go in Ohio that were going to be solidly Democratic (the people most concerned about their loss of votes in electronic machines) that would definitely have pushed him over the (fake and unverifiable) totals of Bush, Kerry 'concedes!' I didn't want him, though this is a new low. This is actually a list that I made up before the unverfiable selection. I pledge to take it, do you? Please populate it elsewhere on the web. I'll set up a petition website for it shortly.
I know things are very dramatic right now, but some of us would actually like to read other things on Indymedia Portland and are finding the re-routing back to your preferred topic of discussion annoying.
a 5to4 vote in the 2000 election....funny voting machines in this one....fascist control of the senate and house....
LEAKED EXIT POLLS FROM A MORE INDEPENDENT 'CHECKING' SOURCE--ZOGBY--TO COMPARE!: "The night's cliff-hanger was unexpected in the early evening, however, as leaked exit polls indicated that Kerry would win both Florida and Ohio. One renowned pollster, John Zogby, who works for Reuters, said on his Web site at 5 P.M. ET that Kerry would win 311 electoral votes. But exit polls, like all polls, have a margin of error, ... [unless you are Edison Media Research & Mitofsky INTERNATIONAL and then you can "call it" so accurately they would think you rigged it, I'm not kidding. Edison Media Research & Mitofsky INTERNATIONAL then the Associated Press have had a total national monopoly through their three interlocked corporations of all national election information from districts to the networks. This is the single conduit from which all information only has been 'allowed' to get to the TV media. Then you can miraculously guess it down to the tenth of a percentage point and Diebold/ES&S (both counting about 80% of the U.S. vote in total secrecy under one team of Urosovich brothers who manage both companies) can follow suit to know where to change the results in real time.]
"Many in the press and in the Bush Administration believed in the so-called Incumbent Rule. That rule, based on a claimed historical trend, indicates that the vast majority of undecided voters tend to "break" for the challenger. Since **the last pre-election polls said Bush was favored by about [only] 48% of the voters,** it was assumed that the late break would swing the election to Kerry. That did not happen,..."
PLUS, THE OHIO RULES FOR PROVISIONAL BALLOTS WERE CHANGED--ONLY LAST WEEK. PLUS, MASSIVE VOTING REPORTED THERE TYPICALLY FAVORS DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES (WHILE SMALLER ELECTIONS TYPICALLY FAVOR ONLY REPUBLICANS)--THEY ARE NOT COMING OUT IN DROVES TO VOTE BUSH, IN CLEVELAND.
BUSH HAS STOLEN FLORIDA AND OHIO, STOLEN THE PRESIDENCY FOR THE SECOND TIME IN A ROW.
Though with these voting machines, who knows? Nothing can be verified.
METHOD: I've been creating a database all evening on incoming changing totals, looking at MSNBC charts and BBC's Shockwave maps.
FINDINGS: "In Colorado, electoral seats could be divided up between incumbent George W. Bush and Democratic candidate John Kerry if a proportional representation referendum on the ballot on Tuesday succeeds." [Presently BBC is now reporting (taking from AP) and I quote "Proponents of Proposition 36...have conceded defeat." However, no where can I find the actual totals! ok, Here is what Washington Times said: "The vote was 66 to 33 percent against the amendment, with 43 percent of the vote counted."
The way I am figuring it, without that referendum, its Bush by 270/1+ to Kerry ~266. The Bush total of 270+ is with him getting all 9 electoral votes from Colorado. However, with proportional representation of the whole demographic of the vote in Colorado, with the present spread of 53.2 (Bush) and 45.6 (Kerry) then Kerry will get a bit of the ones temporarily put in the Bush column. OH GOD...
"When Colorado voters go to the polls in four weeks they won't just be electing a president; they will be determining via ballot initiative whether the state's nine electoral votes ought to be split proportionately based upon the results of the election. If the measure passes, in other words, instead of getting all nine Electoral College votes, the winner of the state's popular vote almost certainly would get only five of those votes; the loser almost certainly would get four. Had the proposed change been in place in 2000, Al Gore would be president today. [even with Bush/Diebold vote fraud and rigged Florida elections]."
PBS experts wonder why exit polls failed to predict winners this election and the last two as well?
Humanity is slowly evolving past the acceptance of woman-abuse and indignity as a form of men's entertainment, but it is evolving nonetheless
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an independent, scientific study, done by doctors and published in the scientific magazine "the lancet", says that, AT LEAST, 100.000 iraqi civilians died in bushs illegal attack on iraq.
the US government, however, rejects to do its duty: enlisting iraqi deaths.
according to international law the occupier of a country has to enlisten the number of civilian deaths.
the media of the western world almost don´t tell anything about this study -and the more than 100.000 dead iraqis.
oh my god this is hilarious!
Eminem misses the boat, but u can count on Paris to keep it real (if bleak)
Did you know that John Kerry and John Edwards are active opponents of media consolidation and active supporters of campaign finance reform? (Did you expect corporate-owned media to tell you about this?) And is it possible that this is why the top executives of most major media corporations--FOX, Viacom, etcetera--oppose (and fear?) a Kerry presidency?
Welcome to another update on Infoshop.org and the Alternative Media Project! This update is meant to help you find new features on our website and keep you updated on the projects of the Alternative Media Project. As Infoshop.org heads toward its tenth anniversary in January 2005, we are pleased to share with you all of the new things going on with our project.
When a top NASA research scientist offered three of the country's top newspapers the enhanced photographs he'd worked on of the Bush debates, showing how Bush lied, they all took a dive?even that once great hero of the Watergate scandal, Bob Woodward, now assistant managing editor of the Washington Post
Posting the list of stories so you can scan them and see if you've missed anything - and hold our feet to the fire if we missed anything!
OPB ran a story on Measure 33 this morning, here is some of the misinformation and lies they didn't edit out.
Every good republican knows the world is solid Kerry territory. A survey by pollsters HI Europe earlier in October found that if Europeans had a vote, they would back Kerry over Bush by a 6 to 1 margin. Bush would win just 6% in Germany, 5% in Spain and a measly 4% in France
I watched the "Stolen Honor" video.
PAX TV (CH 22) is airing 'Stolen Honor' 10 times this weekend. Here's a statement from NewsMAX.com, who is helping distribute this:
--of course the article HAS TO COME from Britain to get word on the slavish US press. That in itself is telling of the propagandic uselessless of US corporate media and millions and millions of useless journalistic hack jobs.
MANIPULATION FROM THE (FAKE) LEFT:
"The Star and Tribune had a run a poll saying that John Kerry had a 9 per cent lead over George W Bush in Minnesota. Rival polls claimed the race was tied. The paper's editor had endorsed Kerry, and the Republicans believed they had uncovered a liberal plot...
MANIPULATION FROM THE CORPORATE CHRIST RIGHT:
"Gallup's polls, used by CNN and USA Today, had given Bush a 14 point lead but other polls conducted at the same time put it at around 3 per cent....George Gallup Jr, son of the poll's founder and director of its research centre, was a born-again Christian of the nosiest type who had said earlier this year that 'the most profound purpose of polls is to see how people are responding to God'. 'We thought the purpose is to faithfully and factually report public opinion,' moveon.org retorted with a sniff. You get the picture. Religious fundamentalists in the polling
"The polling companies dismissed the protests as overheated allegations from an angry campaign. But the demonstrators were on to something. How can one poll give Kerry a nine point lead in Minnesota and others give him no lead at all? Why do CNN viewers hear that Bush is cruising to a landslide victory, while he's in the tightest race imaginable on other channels?....[P]ollsters fear their racket is 'on the way to extinction'...that the public is fed up with being pestered...Huge numbers refuse to talk to pollsters. Morin found that 'in some surveys fewer than one in five calls produces a completed interview - raising doubts whether such polls accurately reflect the views of the public....Only two of the 11 final national polls were right in 2000."
From one of two major rags that brought to you WAR and all its devious falsehoods, lets consider the Holloween news for Sunday, 10/31/2004
My myth of Israel was shattered. Through such Jewish voices as Ralph Schoenman, Norman Finkelstein and Lenni Brenner, a whole new picture of the "homeland" was emerging. I read the "Hidden History of Zionism" by Schoenman and "The Holocaust Industry" by Norman Finkelstein. I began researching the writings of Lenni Brenner and attended a meeting at which he spoke. I listened to the lectures of the late Edward Said. I was learning that Zionism was a dangerous geo-political movement and the part that the Rothschilds had played in establishing the state of Israel. I was learning about the Rothschilds' unholy relationship with the Nazis. I was learning about the atrocities that were being perpetrated on the Palestinians. I wondered "How could people who had suffered so much turn around and do the same thing to the people who were living on that land?" I was questioning everything I had been taught. According to Lenni Brenner's book, Zionism in the Age of Dictators (Ch7) the Zionist party was the only other political party in Nazi Germany that enjoyed a measure of freedom, and could publish a newspaper. The reason: Zionists and Nazis had a common interest, making German Jews go to Palestine. ( http://www.marxists.de/middleeast/brenner/ch07.htm) Anyone who listens to the mainstream media thinks that Israel is a helpless country who has to be constantly on guard against terrorist threats. Through the effective use of "fear" and the virtual media blackout, people are kept in darkness. People have swallowed and choked on a veritable feast of lies. --- I watched a video called "Palestine is Still the Issue" by John Pilger. Why has this documentary never been shown on network television? --- I don't know why certain Jewish people would feel "chosen" and my question would be "chosen for what?"
LOS ANGELES - An online pay-per-view showing of Michael Moore's controversial anti-Bush documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11" will be released on the eve of the presidential election, the Internet movie provider CinemaNow announced Friday.
Wal-Mart is refusing to carry George Carlin's latest book, which is published by Hyperion Books, a subsidiary of Disney.
Physicist says imaging techniques prove the president's bulge was not caused by wrinkled clothing.
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It's All His Fault
Cheney warns of sequel if Bush loses
I'm not sure if I believe this story, but I certainly believe it *could* happen - heck, Monica Lewinsky went through something similar, and that was before the Patriot Act. Surely a week before the Presidential election, it's surely an indication of what we *might* be facing in the next four years.
LONDON (Reuters) - President Bush may see himself as defender of democracy and compassionate conservatism but British film fans have voted him "Movie Villain of the Year."
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly and the female co-worker who accused him of sexual harassment settled their dispute out of court on Thursday, agreeing there was no wrongdoing by either side in a scandal that O'Reilly called a "brutal ordeal."
It's unimaginable that both the Pentagon and the CIA didn't know exactly what was going on in al-Qaqaa: the sensitive compound had to be under saturated satellite surveillance early last year, as well as each and every Iraqi weapons site. But this information is classified - and it won't be disclosed for public scrutiny.
How does the Bush administration get away with all this? Once again, thanks to the media. Apart from the New York Times, CBS News and the blogosphere, US corporate media are doing what the can to shun the story - duly following the White House line. The entire Bush administration spin now consists of "proving" the explosives had already disappeared before April 3, 2003. But accumulated evidence from the "reality-based community" - ie the real world, as compared with the Bush administration's fantasyland - keeps interfering.
After a technical analysis, the CIA cannot determine whether a videotape obtained by ABC News in Pakistan featuring a man claiming to be affiliated with al Qaeda is authentic, a U.S. intelligence official said Thursday.
"We have been unable to verify the tape's authenticity," the official said.
Portions of the 75-minute tape were aired Thursday evening by ABC News, which said it obtained the tape from a source known to have Taliban and al Qaeda contacts in the tribal regions of Pakistan.
ABC said it paid the source $500 in transportation fees.
A U.S. official said there were "real questions about its authenticity."
"Without being able to authenticate it, it's just some guy talking on a tape," the U.S. intelligence official said.
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''The video, shot by embedded reporters on April 18th, nine days after the fall of Baghdad, showed massive quantities of various explosives.''
Republicans are repeat offenders
To fish or not to fish, that is the question in this soon-to-end Rovian era. Just know this: If it looks easy to catch, then there is a catch. For more details about how to spot a keeper from a cropper, read on.
There is a serious problem with Independent Media Centers (IMCs) in the open comment areas. IMCs end up publishing as much content *against* freedom, racism, sexism, classism, etc., as they do *for* those things via the open comment areas. "Trolls," or people who stalk indy media sources and writers, work hard at publishing as much hate mail in comment areas on IMCs as the individual IMC editorial groups will allow or overlook. They do not deserve to be published, plain and simple. It is time the plug was pulled on the trolls.
Stern made a surprise call to KGO-AM radio in San Francisco while Michael Powell was a studio guest Tuesday.
"How did you get your job?" Stern asked. "It is apparent to most of us in broadcasting that your father got you your job, and you kind of sit there and you're the judge, you're the arbiter, you're the one who tells us what we can and can't say on the air."
Stern added, "I really don't even think you're qualified to be the head of the commission."
In today's broadcast of "Free Speech Radio", I heard commentary quoting the newspaper "Indian Country Today" in a way that appeared to make it sound as if this assimilationist newspaper is an authoritative, unbiased source in Indian country. Critical thinkers would do well to investigate the actual truth that this newspaper, led by editor Tim Giago, may as well have an open alliance with federal mandates to suppress, quell and silence traditional voices. Autonomous (non-ideological) Natives/Indians expose the games of assimilationist-seeking "Indian Country Today" (note: even Leftism is assimilationist when you want liberation from an *entire* value system!)
The War President must KILL FOR SUPPORT as POLLS SHOW NECK and NECK competition. Get Your "Head Coffins" ready for US troops...I'd say
Bush caters to fear and patriotism(insanity)as military contends with occupational realities.
I would like to request that IMCs talk about this option. What if we set it up so the author of the article could *choose* to have an OPEN OR CLOSED comment area? The *author's choice*, not the IMC editorial's choice...
In the last week before the election, ABCNEWS is holding a videotaped message from a purported al Qaeda terrorist warning of a new attack on America, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.
hard up rap on the two candidates...gve this a spin..
they even got front-page mention from the Boregonian, with a photo (unfortunately not visible in immed.-below URL linked article, but in print paper itself) of GOP "volunteer" echelons lording over the ballot registrants at the Washington County elections office:
link to www.oregonlive.com
HOW THE FUCK DOES THE GOD-DAMNED GOP SUDDENLY TAKE CREDIT FOR 'safeguarding' ELECTIONS (WITH HELP FROM CORPORATE MEDIA)?
I just got polled on the phone. Questions like how much you think Bush and Kerry are "tough enough to fight terrorism". They asked if I'd vote for Bush, Kerry, Badnarik, Cobb or undecided. I said I'd write in Nader. They insisted I choose one of the above or be excluded from the poll. They then promised I'd get to choose Nader in a later question if I chose undecided, but that question never came.
The Washington Post has just published an online video showing that the "back door" on the Deibold touchscreen electronic computer voting system is wide open.
slave revolt has Audio Video education for you.
"I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass . . . and I'm all out of bubble gum."
One of our last venues of community access to local media, Portland Community Media (formerly Portland Cable Access) faces prospects of de facto censorship within proposed "Free Speech Zone," at the hands of a questionable Executive Director.
"To support the president and to accept that he took the U.S. to war based on mistaken assumptions," said Kull, "likely creates substantial cognitive dissonance and leads Bush supporters to suppress awareness of unsettling information about pre-war Iraq."
Large majorities of Kerry supporters, on the other hand, showed they knew both their candidate's and Bush's positions on the same issues.
"To know how subservient, bootlicking and cowardly the media can be, one need only look at how the US media react
to statements of the president. In part, this is natural since the media is controlled by capital. Another reason is surely the aura of fear created by the US media.."
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