If not for you, most of us wouldn't have a clue about what's really going on. I'm so thankful for your posts and constant updates. I'm so glad you have the connections to get us the news as it break. Lord knows, we'd never get it from the MSM.
18. Will, a question regarding Triad Management Services...
Edited on Mon Dec-27-04 11:19 AM by flpoljunkie
Is this the same Triad Management Systems connected to Koch Industries and discussed in "What's the Matter with Kansas?"
From "What's the Matter with Kansas?", p. 81-82 by Thomas Frank...
"...The Kansas sensibility with which Vernon Smith is most closely connected is not that of populism, but Koch Industries, the nation's second-largest privately held company. Based in Wichita, Koch's primary business is oil, but is far better known for its owners' openhanded political activities than for its petroleum operations. The founder of the dunasty, Fred Koch, was a charter member of the John Birch Soceity. His billionaire son Charles founded the libertarian Cato Institute in 1977, and another billionaire son, David, ran for vice president on the Libertarian ticket in 1980. Koch money flowed through Triad Management Services, which delivered such crucial assistance to Sam Brownback's Senate campaign in 1996; and Koch money, mingled with the money of so many other oil interests,supported the presidential campaign of George W. Bush."
19. Hurry This up Please, I live in a county known for Tsunami warning signs
along the highways, and with the planet shaking all over, and me in WA where an extension of the Calif faultline runs, Mt St Helens bubbling away and the almost ever imminent threat the Pacific will tsunami and wipe out our little village here, John Kerry please act soon while I'm still here to hear about it.
Okay, can you tell I'm a tad bit nervous about Mother Nature's loud reactions of late?
38. Will, are you inspired to do so much b/c you are a teacher?
I've been a TO reader for a long time and have followed your transition from teacher to full fledged journalist and even your stint w/Kucinich. Your students should be very proud of your progress and lucky that your passion for the truth and the protection of their future has touched their lives. Teachers like you can leave an impression on students for life.
I discovered DU since election. For many years, as a peace activist, I've joked that I feel like a character in an exciting spy adventure that's much better than fiction b/c it doesn't end. This election, with all of the hacking and the MSM fantasy world seems more like a sci-fi thriller than plain old fiction. Scary and exciting.
63. I met Dennis at a Highland Park party covered by The Daily Show
One of the people in my Central NJ media activist group had a pot luck party for him before the election. Samantha Bee was there to cover it. It was hard to believe that they could make fun of him, b/c he was such an inspiration, but they managed. Well, that's what they do! Gotta love those crazies for making everything funny.
Here is a video to watch while you wait: illegal codeopenMediaPop('/multimedia/tds/bee/bee_8148.html','','SRM','high');
I'll give you the whole story.Later in the day will posted that they could not file due to snowstorms and would have to wait until today. Then he posted an addendum saying that it was going to be broader than originally thought and that the greens and independants were happy. I think that sums it up. Kerry to Enter Ohio Recount Fray By William Rivers Pitt t r u t h o u t | Report
Thursday 23 December 2004
2004 Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry will file today, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, papers in support of the Green Party/Libertarian Party recount effort. Specifically, Kerry will be filing a request for expedited discovery regarding Triad Systems voting machines, as well as a motion for a preservation order to protect any and all discovery and preserve any evidence on this matter.
Triad Systems has come under scrutiny recently after Sherole Eaton, deputy director of elections for Hocking County, swore out an affidavit in which she described her witnessing the tampering of electronic voting equipment by a Triad representative. Rep. John Conyers, the ranking minority member of the House Judiciary Committee, has requested an investigation into this matter by the FBI and the Hocking County prosecutor.
Truthout will have more on this specific Triad allegation later in the day.
Previously, the Green Party and Libertarian Party have not fared well in their efforts to get emergency orders regarding this matter in Ohio. In order to pass muster with a judge, the individual or group requesting an emergency order for such a recount must show both irreperable harm as well as a substantial chance for success on the merits. While Green and Libertarian representatives could theoretically be able to show irreparable harm, they could not establish a substantial chance for success on the merits, because no recount would deliver Ohio to either party.
Kerry's entry into this recount effort changes the math on this matter dramatically. He can likewise show irreparable harm, and unlike the Green and Libertarian candidates, he can also prove a substantial chance for success on the merits because he lost the Ohio vote by a statistical whisker.
It should be noted that Kerry's filing of these requests does not indicate his complete entry into the recount process, but does clearly indicate that he is moving decisively in that direction. His previous stance on the matter was based simply on his desire to defend the right to have a recount in the first place. The evidence of election tampering in Ohio, specifically surrounding Triad, has motivated him to actively join the fight. The Democratic Party is also quietly putting financial resources into the Ohio recount effort.
Perhaps the most significant aspect of all this, from the activist point of view, has been the effectiveness of the telephone calls and letters to Kerry. The activist push to get him involved had a significant effect on his decision to enter this effort. Likewise, calls to other Senators in order to convince them to join House members in challenging the election have likewise had significant effect. If such an effort continues, the activists involved will very likely see the desired result unfold.
Apparently "normal" people don't care if the election was stolen, the "Administration" engineered the 9/11 attack and the USA is now queued up to join Mussolini's Italy and Hitler's Germany as the most hated regimes in world history.
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