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10. This was a good article--deals with the mass denial
Fly by night (648 posts) Fri Apr-15-05 09:31 AM
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Silence of the Scams: Psychological Resistance to Facing Election Fraud

The Silence of the Scams: Psychological Resistance to Facing Election Fraud BY DIANE PERLMAN (Newtopia magazine, 4/11/05)

Invisible History

Few Americans know about the historic event that happened on January 6, 2005, the official date for counting electoral votes. For the first time since 1877, congress members challenged the electoral count. Representative Stephanie Tubbs-Jones of Ohio, accompanied by the lone senator, Barbara Boxer of California, led the challenge of the Ohio vote count. Although massive fraud was reported around the country, only Ohio was officially cited.

It is curious that an issue so profound and consequential is barely on the radar screens of most Americans, especially those who voted for Kerry.

The people I have witnessed working intensely to investigate and challenge voter fraud, have a particular psychological profile. They are courageous and willing to face pain and fear. They call up their strength to challenge authority, as our lives, our freedom and democracy depend on it. They are unable to deny what is going on or remain silent. They are the heroes, in our mythical, archetypal Heros journey, willing to face the dragons who are guarding our National Treasure.

They are acknowledged in a piece by William Rivers Pitt called Heroes on Pitt quotes Bob Dylan: "I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom."

Only by facing the pain can we transcend it. Consciousness is the first step. Action is an antidote to depression. It would be a sign of health, freedom, and conscious evolution if more people could muster up the courage to face the painful truth of what is happening in our country and support the great work of those courageous soulswho are not nuts or conspiracy theorists, but evolved, conscious, healthy leaders taking personal risks and sacrifices to elevate our democracy, restore our integrity and ultimately to increase our security on the world stage if we let them.
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  -ALL KOEHLER DEFENDERS! BACK TO WORK! Wiley50  Apr-30-05 11:42 AM   #0 
  - I did what I could to keep it going at 4:00 a.m. as I was...  Pacifist Patriot   Apr-30-05 12:16 PM   #1 
  - An election is a survey, not a contest  Senator   Apr-30-05 12:28 PM   #2 
  - Perfect Senator! Exactly the line of thought  Wiley50   Apr-30-05 12:52 PM   #3 
  - I've read Wycliff's piece three times now...  AtLiberty   Apr-30-05 01:07 PM   #4 
  - Office Politics?  Wiley50   Apr-30-05 01:17 PM   #5 
  - I did the same thing  kster   Apr-30-05 02:02 PM   #7 
  - The Trib is a right-wing rag.  tommcintyre   Apr-30-05 03:51 PM   #8 
  - We should frame this as a civil rights issue...  AtLiberty   Apr-30-05 01:30 PM   #6 
  - Wycliff said in a response letter that he really wanted Kerry to win...  Fly by night   Apr-30-05 04:13 PM   #9 
  - This was a good article--deals with the mass denial  marions ghost   Apr-30-05 05:38 PM   #10 
  - The case for Kerry winning Ohio and total vote is strong: Kohler's article  berniew1   Apr-30-05 05:45 PM   #11 
  - What is Wycliff's email???  berniew1   Apr-30-05 05:50 PM   #12 
  - Here's some encouraging news  jen4clark   Apr-30-05 05:51 PM   #13 
  - Others may not agree, but  marions ghost   Apr-30-05 06:54 PM   #17 
     - Right on target,as usual, M.G.  Wiley50   Apr-30-05 07:17 PM   #18 
     - Clarity on the goal is a good idea  GuvWurld   Apr-30-05 07:37 PM   #20 
     - I know I've been busy here, but I feel slow and dense  Wiley50   Apr-30-05 08:06 PM   #22 
        - No, Thank YOU, Wiley  GuvWurld   Apr-30-05 09:18 PM   #28 
           - Yes! That's EXACTLY what we are trying to do  Wiley50   Apr-30-05 11:19 PM   #32 
              - I'm with you, Wiley50. GuvWurld blog now covering  GuvWurld   May-01-05 12:40 AM   #34 
     - Thanks  jen4clark   Apr-30-05 10:28 PM   #31 
        - It's bigger than Wycliff  marions ghost   May-01-05 10:19 PM   #46 
  - My email to wycliff  berniew1   Apr-30-05 06:01 PM   #14 
  - What is email for letter to Editor?  berniew1   Apr-30-05 06:02 PM   #15 
     - Berniew1: PM- Fly By Night ( Bernie #2)  Wiley50   Apr-30-05 06:30 PM   #16 
        - Here are the Chicago Tribune email addresses that I have been mailing  Fly by night   May-01-05 08:40 AM   #37 
  - Letters to Ed & commentary emails for Tribune  berniew1   Apr-30-05 07:19 PM   #19 
  - wycliff's e-mail  mopinko   Apr-30-05 08:03 PM   #21 
  - Maybe he just needs enough letters to convince him.  MontageOfFreedom   Apr-30-05 08:24 PM   #23 
  - So, Let's give him 50,000  Wiley50   Apr-30-05 08:34 PM   #24 
     - You should probably spread it to AmericaBlog.  MontageOfFreedom   Apr-30-05 10:16 PM   #30 
  - just because the national media doesn't REPORT the comments  Land Shark   Apr-30-05 08:53 PM   #25 
  - couch potatoes always have a million excuses to avoid hard work  Land Shark   Apr-30-05 09:02 PM   #26 
  - Yeah. Ain't it the truth, Sharkie!  Wiley50   Apr-30-05 09:27 PM   #29 
  - OK Time for me to get some rest  Wiley50   May-01-05 12:24 AM   #33 
  - kick.nt  kster   May-01-05 01:41 AM   #35 
  - Goodmorning! Thanks,kster. Well I Wonder  Wiley50   May-01-05 07:33 AM   #36 
     - kick.nt  kster   May-01-05 06:10 PM   #42 
  - BRADBLOG IS OFF AND RUNNING WITH THIS STORY  Wiley50   May-01-05 08:57 AM   #38 
  - PLEASE FOLKS! SHOTGUN TO ALL MEDIA OUTLETS!  Wiley50   May-01-05 08:59 AM   #39 
     - It's submitted to BUZZFLASH  Wiley50   May-01-05 09:09 AM   #40 
  - "Get back up there, you ignored little thread"  Wiley50   May-01-05 01:11 PM   #41 
  - The goal is to  kster   May-01-05 07:45 PM   #43 
  - We Gotta Keep this Thing On Fire! It's Spreading!  Wiley50   May-01-05 08:24 PM   #44 
  - Somebody Kick this other than me! Gas is on the way!  Wiley50   May-01-05 10:17 PM   #45 
  - deleted  Wiley50   May-01-05 10:31 PM   #47 
  - Here's my letter, to Wycliff & Lipinski  beammeup   May-01-05 10:58 PM   #48 
  - I have had discussion's  kster   May-02-05 12:15 AM   #49 
  - I have been asked to keep the heat on  Wiley50   May-02-05 05:19 AM   #50 
  - kick.nt  kster   May-02-05 10:18 AM   #51 
  - LA TIMES IS OWNED BY TRIBUNE MEDIA  Wiley50   May-02-05 10:36 AM   #52 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-03-05 01:52 AM   #69 
  - Buzzflash ignores most of my submissions on election fraud/reform  AtLiberty   May-02-05 10:50 AM   #53 
  - BUZZFLASH IS ON THE STORY!  Wiley50   May-02-05 11:16 AM   #54 
  - I've written to Skinner about Probs with other thread n/t  Wiley50   May-02-05 11:55 AM   #55 
  - I was having same  kster   May-02-05 12:47 PM   #57 
  - BOB KOEHLER SENDS US ALL HIS LOVE!  Wiley50   May-02-05 12:05 PM   #56 
  - KEEP THOSE CARDS AND LETTERS COMING IN FOLKS! n/t  Wiley50   May-02-05 02:37 PM   #58 
  - kick  marions ghost   May-02-05 04:51 PM   #59 
  - kick.n/t  kster   May-02-05 07:53 PM   #60 
  - BUZZFLASH Says They'll Run The Story  Wiley50   May-02-05 08:12 PM   #61 
  - Here's What Won Them Over  Wiley50   May-02-05 08:13 PM   #62 
     - Yeah! He's A couageous Guy!  Wiley50   May-02-05 09:20 PM   #64 
  - LINK AT BUZZFLASH NOW!  Wiley50   May-02-05 08:41 PM   #63 
  - kick  Amaryllis   May-02-05 11:06 PM   #65 
  - And You Wanted me to give it up this AM Amarylis  Wiley50   May-02-05 11:29 PM   #66 
     - Keep us posted  kster   May-03-05 01:43 AM   #68 
        - Goodmorning! Don't Worry. This Old Nashville  Wiley50   May-03-05 06:55 AM   #70 
           - Not Stopping Til They Publish Bob's Articles!  Wiley50   May-03-05 11:49 AM   #71 
  - I think the Tribune  kster   May-02-05 11:41 PM   #67 
  - Second reply to Wycliff:  Ojai Person   May-03-05 07:21 PM   #72 
  - Oh My Fucking God, Ojai!!!  Wiley50   May-03-05 08:52 PM   #74 
  - Really nice letter, Ojai Person.  bleever   May-03-05 08:57 PM   #75 
  - Totally disarming. Please share with intl. journalists / ambassadors  Paddy Maynooth   May-04-05 09:36 AM   #82 
  - I Know You're Laughing  Wiley50   May-03-05 07:53 PM   #73 
  - There's a bright golden haze on the meadow.  bleever   May-03-05 09:01 PM   #76 
  - "And The Corn Is As High As An Elephant's Eye"  Wiley50   May-03-05 09:14 PM   #77 
  - FIRESTORM! PLEASE SEND MORE JET FUEL!  Wiley50   May-03-05 09:41 PM   #78 
     - Anyone Else Wanna Send Out A Few Of These?  Wiley50   May-03-05 09:43 PM   #79 
  - Back of the yards ......kick....n/t  kster   May-03-05 11:02 PM   #80 
  - GO GET'EM, KSTER!  Wiley50   May-03-05 11:30 PM   #81 
  - We aren't going to  kster   May-04-05 10:48 PM   #83 
  - Keep It Up, Folks!  Wiley50   May-05-05 04:45 AM   #84 
  - KICK!  Wiley50   May-06-05 08:26 AM   #85 
  - Time to write Wycliff  kster   Jun-02-05 01:03 PM   #86 
  - Oh Oh Wycliff  kster   Jun-02-05 02:32 PM   #87 
     - so who do we email the articles to?  FLDem5   Jun-02-05 04:10 PM   #88 
     - Wycliff ,said  kster   Jun-02-05 05:04 PM   #90 
     - Is Koehler even still on the case?  pgh_dem   Jun-02-05 04:15 PM   #89 
        - Yes, he is now talking about the war:  Ojai Person   Jun-02-05 07:50 PM   #91 

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