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Miscellaneous thoughts and ramblings
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
 
For the record, I despise Cynthia KcKinney. She is the worst kind of victocrat Trotskyite. This however, is funny. What can you do when your constituents are too dumb to vote for you?

"At 8:14 AM, McKinney’s election blog stated:

'Less than one hour into the voting day, multiple problems with the electronic voting machines have arisen. McKinney precinct watchers are reporting machines down already, insecure machines, and at least one 4th Congressional District precinct without McKinney's name on the ballot, but with her opponent's name on it.'
People working closely with challenger Hank Johnson's campaign haven't reported similar problems. Nor have they confirmed or denied any of McKinney's claims.

"I haven't received any reports of any problems," said spokeswoman Deb McGhee-Speights.

Earlier, another member of his election committee reported receiving a call that "neither of the candidates names was on a ballot."

Seeking to resolve these and similar issues, Sinkule said that it appears that most of the controversies involve people who couldn’t find Rep. McKinney on their ballots because they mistakenly believed they were in her district, or because they had registered to vote as Republicans. This does not seem to address the specific claim that fourth district ballots listed Johnson, but not McKinney."
Comments:
You do not seem to be aware of the problems with electronic voting equipment. There is a DVD about that called "Invisible Ballots". It is not surprising that only the opponent experiences trouble. You are cheering too soon if you conclude that the opposition has mental problems.

Best regards from the Netherlands.
 
It is not surprising that the only opponent who regularly espouses conspiracy theories claims to experience trouble. And in this case, I am cheering because I have already concluded that the opposition has mental problems and now she is free to get help.
 
Netherlands: I don't know what you mean. She was (she lost) the incumbent. The other guy was the opponent. Furthermore, she is a raging loon and see Ralphie's comment above.
 
In spite of some kooky appearances, I still like and even admire Cynthia McKinney. Three years ago a clairvoyant friend of mine sent me a link to a site that re-examined 9/11. I started studying the issues together with my brother and another friend. The three of us have come to the conclusion that the official explanation is the real conspiracy theory. On the FBI's website Osama bin Laden is not even identified als the man behind 9/11. I had no clear political opinion before. I lived in Japan for six years and after my return I spent some seven years writing a book about it. My mind was on Japan when 9/11 happened. I have always liked America and Americans and in my book I write that the Japanese brought Hiroshima unto themselves. I am a translator and I also work in court as an interpreter. My pronunciation is American, not British, though British English is the norm here.
Journalist Greg Palast, an American who works for the BBC, writes that there is an electronic Berlin Wall around the US now preventing crucial information from becoming generally available to Americans. I now have quite a collection of books and DVDs about America’s dark side. Just yesterday I ordered a book published in 1945.
My conclusion is that the secret services engineer most if not all of the terrorism. I recommend watching the three-part BBC documentary The Power of Nightmares. I will gladly send a copy to you. Part 3 is the most important. You can also find it on the internet.
Last year I visited America’s old enemy for the first time. St. Petersburg, Russia, for one week. I saw the evil soldiers in dinky vans that would make anyone smile. All the forms that need to be filled out to visit the US consume more time and contain more personal questions than those for Russia. Freedom must be the most abused word in American English.The powers that be like to divide and rule. Why do so many ordinary people jump on their bandwagons?
 
Anonymous - that is all quite fascinating. I'd ask you for more, but I have an important meeting back on planet Earth.
 
maybe it makes sense in Japanese.
 
Just a few more sips and my cup of Kerckhoff coffee will be empty. As the British say: “I shan’t be long”.

Is America qualified to fight the war on terrorism?

You might say yes, because of the enormous military capabilities. But let’s compare the war on terror with that other war – the war on drugs. “When Nixon first declared the war on drugs in 1971, there were fewer than half a million hard-core addicts in the entire nation, most of whom were addicted to heroin. Most of them lived in large inner-city areas, with the greatest number residing in New York City. Only two federal agencies were charged with enforcing drug laws back then – The Federal Bureau of Narcotics and U.S. Customs. These two agencies were greater enemies to each other than to any drug cartel. The total drug war budget was less than $100 million.
Three decades later, despite the expenditure of $1 trillion in federal and state tax dollars, the number of hard-core addicts is shortly expected to exceed five million. Our nation has become the supermarket of the drug world, with a wider variety and bigger supply of drugs at cheaper prices than ever before. The problem now not only affects every town and hamlet on the map, but it is difficult to find a family anywhere that is not somehow affected. (…) The federal drug war budget alone (not counting state and municipal budgets) is now well over $20 billion a year, and my personal quest to find one individual anywhere in the world who could honestly testify that America’s trillion-dollar war on drugs has somehow saved him or her from the white menace has thus far been fruitless.”
Mike Levine (former DEA agent) in “Mainstream Media – The Drug War’s Shills”; one of eighteen essays in the book “Into the Buzzsaw”, written by “leading journalists” describing the problems they run into when a story is too hot. At amazon.com Publisher’s Weekly comments: “Indeed, if members of the general public read this book, or even portions of it, they will be appalled. To the uninitiated reader, the accounts of what goes on behind the scenes at major news organizations are shocking.”
The CIA has been involved in drugs since its creation, when research was commissioned into truth serums and the LSD experiments were held, also on unwitting civilians. Some say the CIA is at least partly responsible for the consequent general popularity of drugs.
Professor Alfred W. McCoy wrote the book “The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia”, about which Library Journal comments at amazon.com:
"It seems that the American government has learned nothing from its war on drugs. In 1972, the CIA attempted to suppress McCoy's classic work, The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia ( LJ 11/15/72 ) , which charged CIA complicity in the narcotics trade as part of its cold war tactics. Now, this revised and expanded edition, incorporating 20 years of research, discusses in almost overwhelming detail how U.S. drug policies and actions in the Third World has created "America's heroin plague."
Award-winning journalist Gary Webb and Professor Peter Dale Scott, among others, write that the CIA was responsible for the crack cocaine explosion of the eighties and that they did business with the black gangs in southern Los Angeles, as a result of which the stuff was sold across America. The proceeds were used to fund the contras and their death squads, which were out to destroy the elected leftist government of Nicaragua. The contras were reportedly fighting for “freedom”. The drugs were also smuggled through Mena, Arkansas, while Bill Clinton was governor. When two teenagers stumbled onto the scene they were killed and that was covered up (e.g. DVD “The Clinton Chronicles”).

Now the war on terror.
In the eighties, fundamentalist islamic groups were promoted by the US in Afghanistan to fight the Soviets. The Bush family has had business ties with the Bin Laden family for a long time, through W. Bush’s failed company Harkin and H.W. Bush’s interests in the Carlyle Group. The Bin Laden family were allowed to fly out of the US when no planes were allowed in the sky right after 9/11.
On and on.
At the schoolhouse where Bush was when 9/11 happened, he asked for “a moment of silence” at 9:30 when the towers had not collapsed yet and people were jumping and considering to jump. American compassion? http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/gwbush911florida.htm
Then he promised “to conduct a full-scale investigation to hunt down and to find those folks who committed this act.” Elsewhere in Kerckhoff’s Coffeehouse terrorists are referred to as “animals”. Bush referred to them on that day of outrage as “those folks”.

The official report, which I have, still contains all the photographs of the nineteen hijackers even though it was clear as early as on 23 September 2001 that the identity of several hijackers was in doubt as several of them reported themselves alive: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/1559151.stm

It is not unlikely that the war on terror follows the pattern of the war on drugs.

Cynthia McKinney is aware of all this. No wonder she looks like a fool in the media. As a result of its influence on the media, the CIA has been nicknamed “The Mighty Wurlitzer” (see “Into the Buzzsaw”).

I don’t come from an anti-American environment and there is no history of “conspiracy theory” in my country. I didn’t have any idea that the results of my research would possibly be this negative.

Thanks for the coffee.
 
anonymous: So you're saying that Cynthia McKinney knows that Nixon was responsible for 9/11? Was he also responsible for faking the moon landing? Inquiring minds want to know.
 
Whew. Good thing you weren't long, anonymous. I hope you didn't sprain your mouse clicking finger with all that cutting and pasting. And hey, I can sympathize with you and Ms. McKinney - it's not easy being the only ones in the world smart enough to figure it all out. You should give yourself a medal. Or a cookie. Your choice, really.
 
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