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althecat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-04 05:51 AM
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19. Some Final Comments From ALTHECAT On An VERY Eventfull Day
Much of the discussion around here today has been doing my head in. So as I listened to Faure's requiem for Armistice Day at St John's Church in Wellington New Zealand this evening I composed the following.... in the end it has turned out a bit longer than I expected. It is sort of a letter to America.

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Dear America,

What were you thinking?????

Democracy is founded on a form of contract.

We the people agree to to obey the laws properly promulgated under a democratically elected government. In essence we agree to go along with what the MAJORITY of our fellow citizens decide.

In turn the government undertakes to ensure that the government is indeed elected by a MAJORITY of the people.

It is that simple.

Today however we have a very serious problem in America. A sizeable and growing portion of the public do not believe that the second part of the contract has been honoured.

They do so because:

1. It has been conclusively shown that the machines they are voting on are tamperable with. (See Avi Rubin, Raba etc.)

2. It has been conclusively shown that the counting machines are even more easily tamperable with. (See Bev Harris - Inside Diebold's GEMS
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00065.htm
Bev Harris - Inside Sequoia's Vote Counting Program
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00024.htm )

3. It has been shown that not only are they tamperable with but that in the case of Volusia County in Florida 2000 they have in fact been tampered with in an unexplained and dramatic fashion upsetting an election in progress. (See Bev Harris/Althecat - Diebold Memos Disclose Florida 2000 E-Voting Fraudhttp://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00211.htm )

4. It has been shown (again by Bev Harris) that not only were they tamperable in 2000 and 2002. But that nothing has been done to fix the problems and that the official certifiers of these technologies are incompetent at best. (See Bev Harris - Bev Harris: E-Vote Lab Omitted Tamperability Test
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00112.htm )

5. It is self evident that the supposed elected guardians of the processes - the SoSes - have been playing a vicious and partisan game in the most important swing states - I.E. Katherine Harris 2000 and Ken Blackwell 2004. (Greg Palast - The Best Democracy Money Can Buy.)

6. It is a fact that Two Voting Companies & Two Brothers
Will Count 80% of U.S. Election - Using BOTH Scanners & Touchscreens
(See Lynn Landes - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00233.htm )

and finally

7. It is self evident that the 2004 election has produced completely startling and unexpected outcomes in a huge number of places.

NOW MOST PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW THESE THINGS BUT IF THEY DID THEY WOULD BE HORRIFIED... IMPORTANTLY NONE OF THE ABOVE HAS BEEN IN ANY WAY DEBUNKED EITHER BY THE INDUSTRY OR BY OTHER MEDIA. IF ANYTHING THIS DESCRIPTION OF THE STATE OF THE US ELECTION SYSTEM UNDERSTATES THE DEGREE OF CONCERN FELT BY MANY AROUND HERE.

And so this ever growing minority of the American Public seek to try to enforce their side of the democratic bargain. And what do they find.

They find:

1. A media that is starting to admit some of the above but which is unwilling - seemingly purely on the basis of intuition - to even consider that an election could be stolen via computers.

2. A Candidate and a Democratic Party who, inspite of the fact that they have $45 million and thousands of lawyers at their disposal is not willing to do the work to find out whether anything is untoward.

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And so these people - US - start to do some digging of their own. And the first place they look is the EXIT Poll results. They do so for the most obvious of reasons. And this point has been made by numerous posters all day here on DU.

THE EXIT POLLS ARE THE ELECTION THEIFS MOST IMPORTANT TOOL.

The exit polls are needed because otherwise - as an election theif - you do not know how many votes to steal.

And then looking at these poll results what do they find.

1. An attempt by the makers of the poll to hide the data from them - to disguise it.
2. Clear and apparent anomalies in the data.
3. Doing some research we find that anomalies have appeared for three elections in a row. VNS got Florida wrong in 2000. In 2002 VNS hid the data from view altogether claiming it was corrupted. And now in 2004 we find clear evidence of an unexplained RED SHIFT.

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And so we make plans to dig deeper.

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Speaking for myself now I can clearly say that I am not remotely intimidated by today's media onslaught.

In fact I am delighted by it - Peter Jennings, Ann Coulter and all.

This shillish corporate media that for years has refused to report that this issue even existed - even though it was being reported to them in lurid detail by numerous researchers and computer boffins - has today been forced to bring its narrowminded prejudice into public view.

They are doing so not because they want to. But because they can feel a growing force of public opinion that they will ignore at their peril.

In opening the door publicly to VOTE FRAUD 2004 they have opened up a pandora's box that they will never be able to close.

Doubt has now been seeded over the validity of this election. A question of imponderable importance has been asked and the Media must now answer it.

So far as I am concerned it is now necessary for the legislatures of every state implicated in this affair to hold an inquiry into this election i.e. a recount, whether asked or not - not in order to establish and prosecute fraud, but simply in order to restore confidence in the electoral system.

The contract of Democracy between people and government in the United States is broken. It needs to be restored to full health.

John Kerry's advisors are fools if he does not see the enormous political advantages that such an enterprise can bring him.

Afterall what are we asking... simply that all the votes are counted. Who can disagree with that.

And this needs to happen now - in the full glare of all the media - in front of the world.

How can America bring freedom and democracy to the world if its own is crumbling and failing?

I for one will be doing everything that I can to inform people of this issue. And with our without Kerry we will find the truth. If we do it the hard way it will just take a great deal longer.

Over and out

Al
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