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After seeing scarface's post, I feel ashamed to have posted in this thread.

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When scarface posts it just makes me feel very scared that one day his generation will run the country.
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Scarbrain gets the award for the obligatory flame without reading the topic.

The sad thing is that I cannot laugh at his hardship when his generation suffers due to rigged elections and an out of control political system, because that would be evil.

Kind of like Dune not being able to enjoy macing people in the face.

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Originally posted by goodsmitty goodsmitty wrote:

Scarbrain gets the award for the obligatory flame without reading the topic.

The sad thing is that I cannot laugh at his hardship when his generation suffers due to rigged elections and an out of control political system, because that would be evil.

Kind of like Dune not being able to enjoy macing people in the face.

It's true, although I love the Asp, nothing like an extendable baton swung into the rib cage that says "halt, we need to speak with you."

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I do love me an extendable baton.
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Originally posted by Bugg Bugg wrote:

Originally posted by DBibeau855 DBibeau855 wrote:

Well... Next time a Democrat wins... i know what i will be doing.. Yelling about taxes and complaining about how they STOLE the election. But only im going to do it in JUNE. Cuz im just that gangster.
So let me get this straight, you are a righest, yet you are disagreeing with me on everything... I'm confused


Why is there confusion? A good half of the liberals I know are nuts. If you have little to no idea about what you're arguing, then it shouldn't matter if your parents like Republicans better or not.
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Originally posted by Ejp414 Ejp414 wrote:

Originally posted by Bugg Bugg wrote:

[QUOTE=DBibeau855] Well... Next time a Democrat wins... i
know what i will be doing.. Yelling about taxes and complaining about
how they STOLE the election. But only im going to do it in JUNE. Cuz im
just that gangster.
So let me get this straight, you are a righest, yet you are disagreeing with me on everything... I'm confused


Im not a rightist! Im very republican, but i know when enough is enough. Everyone knows if you lean too far to the right or to the left, you will fall over.. IE faciest Italy. Comunist Russia.
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Yep and it took the Illegal Alien (Space Type) to bring the Ohio vote over to Bush, Just ask the National Inquirer....and they will have witnesses and pictures to prove it......(just as idiotic as the initial claim in this posting)

Get over it, try again in 08, and try to have a candidate with a little intestinal fortitude to stand on one side of an issue...it does help......

Hillary in 08, now there is a winner or whiner after the loss, but we again will blame us poor, uneducated, Red State Bible Thumpers............who are "smart" enough to rig an election that all those college edumacated Liberal Democrats can't seem to fix themselves, except for the Daley family in Chicago, maybe the DNC should take notes next time.........

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Originally posted by oldsoldier oldsoldier wrote:



Hillary in 08, now there is a winner or whiner after the loss, but we again will blame us poor, uneducated, Red State Bible Thumpers............who are "smart" enough to rig an election that all those college edumacated Liberal Democrats can't seem to fix themselves, except for the Daley family in Chicago, maybe the DNC should take notes next time.........

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No one said that you poor, uneducated, Red State Bible Thumpers were smart enough to rig an election.  The accusation is against your leaders.

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Originally posted by oldsoldier oldsoldier wrote:

Yep and it took the Illegal Alien (Space Type) to bring the Ohio vote over to Bush, Just ask the National Inquirer....and they will have witnesses and pictures to prove it......(just as idiotic as the initial claim in this posting)

Get over it, try again in 08, and try to have a candidate with a little intestinal fortitude to stand on one side of an issue...it does help......

Hillary in 08, now there is a winner or whiner after the loss, but we again will blame us poor, uneducated, Red State Bible Thumpers............who are "smart" enough to rig an election that all those college edumacated Liberal Democrats can't seem to fix themselves, except for the Daley family in Chicago, maybe the DNC should take notes next time.........

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Christ, there are only three periods in an ellipsis.

...you have no idea how much that bothers me.

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Oh, that and the whole overly partisan thing—you really need to get over that. Maybe even talk to some Democrats or turn the dial from talk radio for once...

You see, there are three kinds of people: those who argue by event, those who argue by ideology, and those who argue by party.

For example, Clark Kent will argue by event. He is willing to examine the facts of a case every time to consider how he views it. He makes sure that the information he digests about the event is relatively unbiased and honest.

Then you have people like me, who tend to not keep up with the specific events of politics as much. I develop my own ideology about what is right and wrong, and my opinion is formed accordingly. The reason I choose to think this way as opposed to how Clark thinks is that I do not know how to find enough truly honest information on many topics.

Finally, there are those who pick a side and vacuously berate anyone who they consider not on that side. From reading your post, I can honestly claim to only see empty angst and potshots rather than any evaluation of events or ideology, and all of the tirade focuses not on what is right/wrong concerning the event but rather on the perceived faults of "them." Welcome to those who argue by party.

And using the word "edumacated" doesn't sound witty at all.


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Hey Badsmitty.....

If our "Leaders" are "smart" enough to "rig" an election, what does that say about the DNC leadership...guess they are not "smart" enough...even with all that education and all that Democratic money (ohh sorry only Republicans are rich, No Democrat can be rich by thier own admission only Republican money is evil)

And good luck to the left with the soon to be launched "Huffington Report" should be some totally non-biased views there...again only conservatives are biased, so says the Blue Staters...

And who really cares who wins elections when soon the non elected judiciary can rule by thier interptatation of the Constitution anyway, no elected leader or elected body can tell a Judge what the law is or what to do anyway ..............................

Also seems like the locals are getting restless again...


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Hey OS, how are you hooking up to the internet? Do they have ethernet at truckstops?
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Clark,
 
If you have not read "Confessions of an economic hit man", do so. Although I warn you it will make you physically ill the first day you read it.
 
As far as who is to gain from rigging the election, follow the money. Carlysle is benefitting from a pipeline across Afghanistan that they could never get the rights to prior to our invasion. GHW Bush gets paid stupid money as an adviser to Carlysle. Next are the big construction outfits, such as Halliburton, Bechtel, and Brown and Root. Not to mention the oil companies wanting to get rights to drill in Iraq. The above mentioned companies have had a former president or CEO in the very top levels of government for years. The consideration of rigged elections is not far-fetched, it is highly probable, given the payoff for these companies.
 
With that said, I don't believe that rigging the elections was necessary in '04. The Whitehouse used the "terror alert" system, small pox, and missing russian nukes to scare people near to death. Amazingly, all of those threats went away mid-November :O
 
*edit* and the "little guy" is me and 99.9999% of the population. We are powerless in the direction that our country is going. Guys like Cheney, GHW Bush, and George Shulz to name a few pull the big strings in this country. I think that they need to only be popular enough to cast a shadow of validity of any election; unless they are loathed by 75% of the population, they can get away with rigging the election.
 
After spending one third of my life serving my country as a soldier, I am now convinced that I am a bug to the men who really run this country, and the best I can hope for is to make it a peaceful retirement with what I can scratch together without being hauled off by the brownshirts. I could be in Guantanamo Bay tomorrow, and they would convince everyone that I was a terrorist by Friday.


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Let us not forget the Patriot Act that not one single terrorist has been prosecuted under, although American citizens have.  And of course, same sex marriage which magically showed up on the ballots of 11 states.  Lastly there was Iraq.  No WMD's no terrorists on 9/11.  Maybe O.S. is on to something when he commented about uneducated Red State Bible Thumpers.  But, like Jesus said when being questioned by the first right-wing evangelicals "you have said it" (not me).

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Originally posted by goodsmitty goodsmitty wrote:

Clark,
 
If you have not read "Confessions of an economic hit man", do so. Although I warn you it will make you physically ill the first day you read it.
 
It's on my list - I'll get to it eventually...   (I have a long list)  :)
 
Quote As far as who is to gain from rigging the election, follow the money.
 
I am following the money, just in greater detail.  Did a GW victory benefit some industry sectors?  Clearly.
 
I am talking much more nitty-gritty.  I can absolutely promise you that the board of directors at Halliburton did not have a discussion about rigging any elections.  Those guys are mostly quasi-outsiders, and get paid relatively little, and certainly don't want to go to jail and get sued for a zillion dollars.  There is absolutely no way there is an open discussion in the board room about paying off a programmer to tweak a voting machine.  It just wouldn't happen.  This is not shady accounting or a shady payment in a foreign country that may or may not be legal - this is outright election fraud, and no way around it.  The guys on the Halliburton board just won't be talking about it.
 
So, without board approval, there is no corporate authorization, as such an illegal act is clearly outside of the authority of any officer or employee of the corporation.  The corporation, therefore, had no intentional part in any fraud.
 
Now, could an enterprising senior officer at Halliburton have done this on his own?  Much less unlikely.  But again - why?  If it is for personal political goals, that makes some sense (but again takes it out of the corporate arena).  But otherwise?  To benefit the shareholders of the corporation?  That seems a bit too altruistic.  To get a promotion?  Unlikely, since he could never ever tell anybody about it. 
 
Presumably, however, this officer is a significant shareholder of Halliburton stock, and might do so for personal economic gain.  More possible.  Although again this has little to do with the company, and is more of an individual thing - heck, this theory could apply equally to Warren Buffett, or any other non-employee shareholder.  Why limit ourselves to shareholders who might be working at Halliburton?  In fact, I am confident that the teachers' union retirement fund (one of the largest investment vehicles in the world) owns Halliburton stock.  Wouldn't they also be motivated to commit this fraud for the benefit of the company?
 
Follow the money indeed - all the way.  "The company" is ultimately made up of shareholders and employees, all of whom are ultimately people.  There is no "company" that has an independent will.  For most of the people who work for Halliburton, that only means a paycheck.  Many of the people who benefit most from Halliburton's success have no direct association with the company.
 
(The argument gets a little more complicated with privately held companies like Bechtel, but the basics will apply even there)
 
But official corporate involvement?  Absolutely not.  Who benefits?  The board certainly will not - not enough to offset the risks.  There would be too many people involved in such a conspiracy - SOMEBODY would blow the whistle.
 
And then the logistics of implementation.  This is a very delicate process - you have to somehow get the code in the machines changed (untraceably), and changed such that with no further involvement (once the machines are out you are done tweaking) they will delicately throw the election in Bush's direction - enough to make a difference, but not so much that anybody will notice.  And, of course, you need the election to come down to the states/districts where you have tweaked the machines.  Boy it would suck to go to all that trouble and still lose the election...
 
And there is the bottom line - you have an extremely risky ploy, involving WAY too many people, which might not even succeed, has limited payoff for the people involved if it DOES succeed, and will result in absolute personal and financial calamity for the people involved if discovered.
 
I just don't buy it.
 
Now, much more likely, IMO, is a sole programmer tweaking the code for giggles or political preference.  Such a thing could easily happen, and might even impact an election.  Hardly the same as this big conspiracy.
 
 
Quote Carlysle is benefitting from a pipeline across Afghanistan that they could never get the rights to prior to our invasion. GHW Bush gets paid stupid money as an adviser to Carlysle. Next are the big construction outfits, such as Halliburton, Bechtel, and Brown and Root. Not to mention the oil companies wanting to get rights to drill in Iraq. The above mentioned companies have had a former president or CEO in the very top levels of government for years. The consideration of rigged elections is not far-fetched, it is highly probable, given the payoff for these companies.
 
Again, the payoffs for "the companies" is a bit irrelevant.  Companies are not people - companies don't have motives.
 
As to the CEO connection - that's just politics at work.  Check any government, in any democratic country, for at least the last 50 years.  Industry leaders and politicians exchange positions all the time.  Who would you rather have as energy secretary than somebody who has worked the energy sector for 40 years?  It is obvious that government officials are chummy with industry officials - those are the circles of power.  It provides NO evidence of anything shady.
 
Seriously - check ANY recent government.  Any administration benefits some companies and sectors more than others - that's a tautology.  Every administration will also have members who were former industry leaders or personal friends, or both - that's just how power works.  Clinton appointed childhood buddies to posts all over the world.  He appointed school buddies to other posts.  These are not bad things.
 
Does anybody doubt that D.Chaney is a qualified leader or manager?  The man has loads of experience.  So do our secretaries of defense and transportation, for instance.  Wouldn't you want an airline guy to head up transportation?
 
Power is a small club.  Overlap is inevitable.
 
There is no conspiracy.  There just isn't.
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Originally posted by goodsmitty goodsmitty wrote:

Which way are the results going to swing? My guess is for big business, which has the money. In Ohio there were 25 machines in Youngstown that were caught giving votes from the Kerry column to the Bush column. The machines were fixed, but how many other machines did like "mistakes."




There were also reports on election day of machines that arrived in Philadephia with votes already registered for Sen. Kerry.
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Originally posted by Bugg Bugg wrote:

Well thats fine, but we are a republic, not a democracy, we vote for people to vote for us... don't like it, make a real democracy, but there are NONE

The electoral college is there so some huge cult doesn't coerce people into a pres

The elctoral college system is trash.
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Clark, I had heard that corporations can now claim 5th amendment protection.  Is this true?  If it is, are you so sure that corporation are not "people with motives?"
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