Kip HumphreyKip Humphrey's Journal
President Jimmy Carter has informed us that we are not currently a democracy; we are an oligarchy.
In this Revolution for Democracy, it is important to remember that we set the battlefield, not the enemies of democracy. The battle you imply is lost relies on a set of definitions, a framing of that battle provided to you by the enemies of democracy. I will offer an alternative frame...
We are winning. By that I do not mean that we are winning a rigged DWS-DNC nomination that has been forced, because we are winning, into exercising massive voter suppression and election fraud in order to provide the illusion that Hillary is winning and has already won. The election fraud borne out by the exit polls is so apparent the M$M canceled their contract for the remaining contests (including California and New Jersey). Rather, I mean that Bernie Sanders is winning the citizenry of this country: his favorability is rising in the wake of his campaign, going up in states he previously lost, and snowballing in front of him. The M$M is against him; the DNC is against him; the Establishment of politicians, lobbyists, welfare corporations, billionaires and Wall Street are opposing Bernie...
and yet, Bernie is winning.
Here are the GALLUP FAVORABILITY POLL results - a national poll taken during April 1-30, 2016:
WHITES: Sanders: 52% Clinton: 28% Trump: 29%
BLACKS: Sanders: 67% Clinton: 60% Trump: 14%
HISPANICS: Sanders: 52% Clinton: 50% Trump: 14%
MILLENNIALS: Sanders: 55% Clinton: 38% Trump: 22%
MEN: Sanders: 53% Clinton: 32% Trump: 28%
WOMEN: Sanders: 57% Clinton: 45% Trump: 16%
CONSERVATIVES: Sanders: 29% Clinton: 26% Trump: 36%
MODERATES: Sanders: 57% Clinton: 37% Trump: 22%
LIBERALS: Sanders: 78% Clinton: 51% Trump: 9%
No college: Sanders: 47% Clinton: 38% Trump: 26%
Some college: Sanders: 57% Clinton: 32% Trump: 23%
Graduated college: Sanders: 62% Clinton: 39% Trump: 21%
Postgraduate work: Sanders: 65% Clinton: 53% Trump: 11%
Perhaps these poll results are not what you expected because of what M$M tell you or even what the election results tell... something you might contemplate.
Do you see the wakes? Hillary is losing key demographic groups nationally; Bernie is gaining those demographics... and its not over. However, do you appreciate why Hillary is doing everything to force Bernie out of the race? I do.
It is becoming clear already that Hillary cannot win in November and Bernie Sanders will. In the pretend GE campaign Trump and Hillary have been conducting over the last 10 days, Hillary has gone from +2 to -3pts, a shift of 5 points in 10 days! That's losing 1/2 point per day nationally. This ongoing slide combined with the Gallop poll details above are exactly why Bernie will win in November. Trust me when I tell you the Democratic leadership is well aware of these realities. If they fail to select Bernie Sanders at the convention they will surely lose with Hillary and they know it. Count delegates all you want but when the rubber meets the road and a Trump presidency looms large, what do you think the Democratic Party and delegates, super or family-size, will do?
Well, I tell you, I don't much care because I will be right outside with a bunch of Bernie supporters to persuade Bernie to continue to November because he will win.
So, I ask you, is it time to lose the battle or is it time to redefine the battlefield?
From July 23 and culminating on July 25th, the Peaceful Revolution for Democracy will assemble in Philadelphia to:
Monitor fairness of the DWS-DNC convention
Seek redress to our grievances regarding voter suppression and election fraud
Show our support of Bernie and his platform
Support Bernie's continued run for the Presidency to November regardless of the outcome of the DWS-DNC convention
Thanks for your time.
who is honest and authentic with a 40 year history demonstrating those qualities. Barack Obama wished to be a transformative candidate; Bernie IS a transformative candidate. Given the very real crisis we are experiencing, with a corrupt oligarchy having replaced our democracy, with the immediate crisis of global warming driving an imperative to transform our energy systems away from fossil fuels, with income inequality surpassing even that of the Gilded Age, with a corrupt criminal justice system design to oppress the citizenry (if POC), we must stop the madness and seek a new humane, just, and fair direction. So, as things go, I have waited since RFK was killed for a Bernie Sanders to come along and I will stick with and provide my small voice of support to Bernie Sanders at least until November when I will place my vote for Bernie Sanders for President - for my children and grand children.
Signed, a lifelong FDR Democrat.
When I was 5 years old, I was given the incredible honor of being designated an honorary chief of 5 plains tribes of Oklahoma. I had to smoke a peace pipe in a huge tee-pee in a pow wow of elders of the 5 tribes. It was a life changing experience for me, altering my outlook and approach to life beyond my awareness at the time. Bernie Sanders just transported me back to that transformational moment in my life. I encourage everyone to watch this.
My father-in-law, now deceased, was a mentor and long time friend to 5 colleagues, all psychologists. Each month, they would get together for a poker game. It happened that my father-in-law invited me to attend these games, an invitation I could not decline! During one of these games the topic of the Clintons came up. Keep in mind this was in Maryland and all present were Democrats. As the discussion evolved, they began to talk about Hillary. The discussion quickly turned to Hillary's personality profile. Interestingly, the 6 psychologists were unanimous in their diagnosis: Hillary Clinton suffers from NPD (as you surmise) and psychopathology centered on borderline personality disorder. They went further into the causes, suggesting an overbearing father's early childhood rejection of Hillary because she was not male coupled with a verbally abused and submissive mother as probable root causes of Hillary's psychopathy.
I thought you might find my experience interesting. (for clarity, I am not a psychologist; I just played poker with 6 of them)
to run independently after of the DWS-DNC convention. It is a bit complex but Bernie can run in 46 states deciding after the convention.
Were a grassroots effort to register state Bernicrat parties (collecting signatures, paying incorporation and filing fees, etc.) in most states by the state filing deadlines would simplify the process certainly.
A. Hand Counted Paper Ballots (HCPBs) supervised by citizen volunteers representing each candidate
B. Open, proportional primaries held on Saturdays and grouped in adjoining 5-state regions to facilitate campaigning
C. Party inclusive primaries whereby everyone in the state gets the same ballot and votes for 1 person per office
D. Regional debates timed to regional primary dates moderated by the League of Women Voters with mandatory debate broadcasts on all over-the-air media within the 5-state region
E. Proportional representation of votes to delegates and votes to electoral college (I prefer to eliminate the electoral college system but that requires a constitutional amendment)
F. Standard, easy ballot access for every candidate (e.g, $500 filing fee + 1,000 qualified voter signatures)
G. Automatic registration on every citizen's 18th birthday
H. A National Election Day employer-paid holiday
I. Mandatory standardized exit polling with automatic recounts when outcomes exceed the MOE for all elections. Exit polls and recounts would be federally funded by way of a federal tax tick box selection similar to the federal election funding tick box currently in use
J. Political contributions are permitted only from human citizens; for each election, every citizen may contribute a maximum of $5,000 to any candidate campaign for which that citizen is entitled to vote (I prefer federally funded elections but find the above a suitable alternative)
K. Political parties shall support their slate of candidates equally and proportionally by office, and may provide training, campaign tools, party voter registries, and party campaign consultants provided those services are offered equally to each party-affiliated candidate. Parties are disallowed from providing candidate funds or candidate-specific advertising.
When Bernie first announced that he was thinking of running, I began to support him. The reasons are many, some might say they are YUUUUGE. Anyway, in no particular order, here are the things that Bernie Sanders will fight for that I want too:
Set as US's top priority to address climate change and work with countries of the world to stop the man-made global warming before it's too late
No TPP/TPIP/TISA and reverse NAFTA & CAFTA, replacing all with fair trade, fair to American workers
Cardcheck and make it easier for workers to form unions, and promote worker-owned enterprises
Throw out the machines (except for disabled access) and institute hand counted paper ballot voting thereby eliminating unverifiable, proprietary trade secret, electronic voting systems
Expand free public education to include free public college and university tuition, increase Pell grants for assistance covering books, room and board, and provide college loan relief to those saddled with school debt
Universal healthcare without co-pays, deductibles, or partial coverage while covering full medical, mental, dental, eye care, the whole you.
Reduce the corruption in our political system by reversing Citizens United, moving to publicly funded elections, and passing a Voter's Bill of Rights.
End the current wars, have as policy that war is a last resort and will never be preemptive, and end US hegemony around the world by closing most of the 1,000+ US military installations currently operating in other countries
Ban fracking and move away from fossil fuel dependency
Eliminate the private, for-profit prison industrial complex, demilitarize local police, require DOJ investigations of all police shootings, and set standards and tie funding to community policing, police diversity to reflect the community they serve, and better police training.
Break up the too-big-to-fail banks, restore Glass-Stegal, provide basic community banking services through USPS branches.
Invest $1 trillion to repair and improve our infrastructure, creating millions of new jobs in the process
Increase the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour and tie it to the federal COLA
Expand Social Security benefits so seniors can live out their lives in health, with dignity, and without poverty and personal catfood consumption
Require employers to provide 3 months of paid family leave due to childbirth or family injury or illness
Remove marijuana from the federal list of class 1 drugs, end the War on Drugs, and begin treating drug addiction as a health concern
Start and lead a peaceful, "We The People" revolution and call on those citizens to demand the above changes of their elected officials, and in the process, build a informed citizenry of active participants in our democracy[edited]
Bernie Sanders has been thinking about and discussing the message he delivers today for 40 years. He is consistent, authentic, and a man of great integrity. I have waited my entire life (well, since RFK was killed anyway) for a presidential candidate like Bernie Sanders.
So, vote for Bernie Sanders like the lives of your grandchildren depended on it. Because they most surely do.
Hillary operatives have infiltrated Bernie's campaign staff and continue to sabotage the campaign's ground game. One of the Sanders campaign staffers currently being paid by the Clinton Foundation is Campaign Director of the Sanders campaign in Pennsylvania! (per Niko House's revelations starting in North Carolina).
There will be record numbers of voters claiming to be registered Democrats who are listed as 'Independent' or 'Inactive' for their party affiliation in the new integrated centralized electronic voter registration system, integrated into the state vote tabulation software.
A little heeded rules change by the New York Democratic Party has paved the way for the pending debacle. In it, the party revised the rule for terminating party membership due to inactivity - a membership audit rule intended to help keep the voter rolls clean and up-to-date. The rule was revised such that party membership would lapse (and party affiliation changed to, you guessed it, 'Independent' or 'Inactive') if a member did not participate in any two consecutive election cycles, including non-federal, non-state election cycles.
There was little publicity surrounding this rule change. Consequently, millions of Democratic voters who voted last in 2012 (like, say Millennials voting for Obama) had their party affiliations switched without notification. Without notification that is unless you had donated to the Hillary campaign or one of her supporting superPACs in which case you received a kindly email or letter from a Hillary PAC notifying you to reset your party affiliation before the October deadline.
This day will be interesting.
registration software with GEM$ vote software, plus a Microsoft app, made specifically for Hillary for 2016, that interfaces with the voter registration software. I believe this app is currently licensed with the DNC and it has been shared with the Sanders campaign.
The Microsoft proprietary mobile app both tracks the vote count and allows voter registration field input of new registrations. This app was originally ordered by the Hillary campaign and shared with the other Democratic presidential campaigns through distribution by the DNC. However, the software remains proprietary which proved off-putting to the Sanders campaign such that they refused to rely on the app for purposes of tracking the vote. This trade secret, custom, mobile app has the capability to query and to enter data into the electronic voter registration database that is integrated into the GEM$ vote compilation software. The app may also have the functionality to accept campaign name lists to bulk verify registration "status" - status details currently not known.
ES&S PowerProfile® is a voter registration and election management application that enables election officials to register voters and conduct elections from a central data store. This system allows for both single jurisdictions and states to manage elections from the same interface. Election officials are able to register voters, check eligibility, conduct election activities such as prepare absentee and early voting, recruit election workers, create poll books and rosters, verify petitions, and maintain voter records using a single software solution.
So, I wish folks would stop wondering WTF is going on and start investigating the root enabler of this chaos.