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UPDATE: Troubling Irregularities and Some Uplifting Moments: About Voting Today in Massachusetts

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UPDATE: Troubling Irregularities and Some Uplifting Moments: About Voting Today in Massachusetts — by NormanB (“Deviations form the Norm”)

 

Lots of people voted early, via absentee ballot. That makes their vote twice as likely to get tampered with, according to C-Span last week.

 

 

In case you didn’t hear, Vegas has been paying off on the Presidential race for two days already. In case you didn’t know, they don’t pay when they lose. In case you’re not aware, I won’t tell you who won – I don’t want to spoil your surprise.

Here in Western Massachusetts – the most “Liberal” or Leftmost part of the state – Republicans often don’t contest political races. Sometimes Socialists do. And Independents. And Greens and Libertarians. Democrats always win.

We had good things and bad things happening at the polls today. My partner and I were planning how we would negotiate the buses to go to vote, and what else we would do during the hours we would need to be out in the world: It looked like it would take hours, to fit in with the bus schedule. Then a friend called. He had just moved to the neighborhood. He had given himself a mission today to carpool-shuttle automobileless voters to their respective polling places. We were in luck. We took the ride. We voted. I heard him offer rides to others.

Then our friend went to vote himself. Nothin’ doin’. He was disallowed from voting, he thought at first it was perhaps because he’d moved within the town in the past year. It was actually because he had been purged from the voter rolls. Amherst removes voters from the rolls who don’t fill out the town census, obviously hoping to skew the voter pool into a much more Conservative body: Twenty thousand or more students can be purged like that. That’ll teach’em democracy!

When I was similarly purged before, and my partner too, we both merely had to say “No” and were then allowed to go ahead and vote. I found it very troubling that that procedure was no longer being followed.

UPDATE: My friend, the Good Samaritan, told another friend about what happened to him, being disallowed. She went to vote at the same polling place. She complained about the way our friend had been cheated [Election-rigged]. The Election official there said that he could vote via Provisional Ballot. She called him. He came in and voted. Happy ending!

I’ve been wondering about these crowded polling places I’ve heard about, and how that restricts voting in Florida. It was never a problem to vote in Florida when I lived there up to 1995. And it has never been a problem for me voting here in Mass. We walked in, and only two or three were in line in front of us. Right away, though, twenty more people queued up behind us. Why doesn’t everybody across the country have enough poll workers to get it done? Is it because in Florida there isn’t enough money appropriated to pay poll workers?

There was a policeman in the polling place. That’s never happened before. There’s usually a friendly, smiling retired cop greeting people out in the hall. This guy was young, maybe his first time at it. If he sticks with it, maybe he’ll be the smiling friendly guy one day.

One thing that troubled me quite a bit was: What happened to the Greens? (The ones I just voted for in the 2012 Massachusetts Green Rainbow Party Primary this fall!) Here’s the problem: I voted in the Primary. I voted for every office. I voted for a Green for each office. Independents may have voted in the Green Primary. That would allow people who are actually not Greens to choose our nominee, which would not be fair, and might be considered Election-rigging. A local attorney who’s a Green was quoted in the paper saying this threatened our ability to name our own nominee.

Be that as it may, we voted a month or two ago, and none of those Green Rainbow nominees appeared on the ballot. This was clearly Election-rigging. Even if the local lawyer filed suit to remove the non-Greens from the Green Rainbow slots on the ballot, that should have still left Greens in all the races on the ballot. Instead, the only Greens appearing on the ballot were the Presidential ticket, Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala (for whom I voted).

Ellen Story, Stan Rosenberg, and Jim McGovern ran unopposed for State Rep, State Senate, and the US House of Representatives, respectively. In the Primary I voted for a qualified Green to oppose each of them today, but, as I said, they [apparently illegally] ran unopposed. They’re all on the side of Marijuana, but we local activists had to pressure Ellen and Stan into their current positions.

We had one of the Leftmost Congressmen in the country, John Olver. If you’re out there reading this, Representative Olver, thank you for your many years of dedicated selfless service in the US House, and thank you for your charitable gift to the local soup kitchen. (I know you were trying to be anonymous and modest; but I saw you!) John Olver has been a supporter of Marijuana, Civil Rights, economic reform, peace, the environment, equal marriage, and many other things good. Thank You God for giving us John Olver. They don’t make ‘em him like that any more.

The Democrat-controlled Massachusetts legislature gerrymandered John Olver the hell out of here. Yes, in the state legislature, they’re Democrats, but not necessarily “democrats,” if you get the difference. John Olver and Barney Frank had served the Commonwealth for decades, good Liberals, good Democrats and good democrats, longtime Marijuana Legalization supporters: Olver and Frank had already announced their intentions to run in today’s Election, but then came the closed-door meeting in the smoke-filled room: The state “Democrats” redrew the districts of Olver and Frank. Both Olver and Frank then announced their retirements. Here they gave us McGovern, who’s from nowhere near here: We’ve had a local Rep forever, but no more.

James McGovern is pretty good. He’s damn good: He’s spoken out on the US-sponsored War Crimes in Bahrain, perhaps the only elected official in the entire nation with the guts to do that. War Crimes are not cool. I’ll support McGovern in trying to stop them.

I don’t approve of McGovern and Olver going along with the other Democrats on the Congressional investigation into Attorney General Eric Holder’s apparent Felonies and War Crimes in the Fast and Furious case, calling the procedure against Holder a “Witch Hunt.” It looks like there’s sufficient evidence that he is actually a witch, and that a special prosecutor needs to be brought in immediately to prepare the case against Holder.

Besides offices big and small, we also got to vote on five questions or initiatives. Question 1 would Legalize assisted suicide. Question 2 would allow auto repair shops not associated with auto dealers equal access to repair parts and information. Question 3 Legalizes Medical Marijuana. In the state’s published voter guide, the opponents of Question 3 claimed that if it passes, practically anyone in the state can Legally grow Marijuana in the back yard. (And that’s supposed to get us to vote against it?!) I don’t think that back-yard scenario is exactly correct, but I voted for the new law anyway.

Massachusetts is one of eighteen states where people are voting today on Marijuana and Hemp measures, North Dakota would have made it nineteen, but the scheduled Election was [I think improperly] removed from the ballot.  http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2012/11/04/debates-today-tomorrow-plus-2012-marijuana-voters-and-investors-guide-plus-a-right-to-left-look-at-presidential-candidates-parties-factions/

We’ve seen a horribly disturbing case of attempted Election-rigging here at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst: For decades, the UMass Cannabis Reform Coalition (CRC) [to which I belong] has had an office on the ground floor of the Student Union building, the most traveled area in the center of the University. A particular student with an apparent Nazi bent got control just weeks ago the University’s Student Government Association. New though he was, somehow the University embued him with extraordinary power: He evicted the CRC from its office of decades of tradition:

This greatly restricted the availability of information and the electorate’s ability to organize on behalf the ballot issue there, the office where more organizing had happened on this issue than anywhere else in the state. But then came the Nazi tactic: The Election-rigging student claimed that someone unknown had painted a Marijuana leaf on the door of the CRC office (where one had years earlier been painted). Then came the Nazi tactic: Collective Punishment: No one knows who did the ‘defacing,’ but everyone in the CRC [and everyone depending on us to keep up the struggle for their Rights] is now being punished through the University’s allowing the use of this Nazi tactic:

The club may lose its official accreditation, through these Election-rigging efforts. It seems lawsuits could be in order, perhaps from voters interested in the issue, and from the general student body, and from the CRC members, and from the town citizens, whose longstanding annual Marijuana celebration, Extravaganja, is sponsored and carried out by the CRC. Saturday night, somebody knocked over my “Vote YES On Question 3″ sign and the garbage bin too, which probably weighs over 100 pounds: It took some work to knock it over.

Question 4 on our ballot today was a non-binding but very important instruction to our incoming US Senator: Introduce legislation and/or an Amendment to the US Constitution ruling that (1) Corporations are not People; and (2) Money is not Speech: That is, that spending on Election can be limited Legally.

Question 5 is another important non-binding question, instructing our incoming Senator and all of our elected officials to immediately institute the Green New Deal, which is part of Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein’s platform. The text of Question 5 does not use the words “Green New Deal,” but it does call for hiring millions for environment and health and safety and manufacturing, and to divert money from the Military, etc.

I was born in Virgina, and lived in Florida most of my life. I lived in Ohio too. I’ve lived in the “battleground states,” where they get Presidential ads, and where their votes really count a lot more toward electing the President than ours do here in Massachusetts. But you know what? In Massachusetts, I can wear my beard as long and scraggly as I want – not that it’s anybody’s business, but sometimes I get acting gigs when my beard impresses people. In New England, I can walk around dressed any way I want. I feel more relaxed being around like-minded people who aren’t likely to discriminate against me.

The state always goes Democratic in the Presidential race. Sometimes it goes Republican in the statewide races, Governor and Senator. Though Scott Brown was the first Republican Senator elected in a long time, we’ve had three Republican Governors since I moved here in 1995. I think Scott Brown got in, not on his own merits, but largely in reaction against President Obama’s improper imposition of an interim Election to replace Ted Kennedy. Voters reacted against this manipulation as they did in Wisconsin during the attempt to recall of Governor Scott Walker: People don’t want their local Election cycles disrupted for the purposes of the national Parties.

The Special Election was staged for his [Obama's] convenience and prestige, in clear violation of both the Massachusetts Commonwealth Constitution and the United States Constitution: Our law and state Constitution had a clearly defined procedure for replacing any Senator who might die in office. But President Obama demanded that we change for him, which the state did, in clear violation of the US Constitution’s ban on ex post facto laws in Article I (written more than a decade before the Bill of Rights). It is unconstitutional to change the rules relating to an Election after the fact, i.e., after the Senator to be replaced upon death has already died.

We’ve held Elections wherein the electorate overwhelmingly voted to instruct our elected officials to Legalize Marijuana. Democratic US Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, Scott Brown’s opponent, has said that if elected she will defy the will of the voters on this important issue, and instead will not seek to Legalize. She did say that she would probably vote For the Medical Marijuana Legalization measure on today’s ballot, but that’s a largely empty gesture on her part, when coupled with her pledge not to try to Legalize it.

No Green was listed on the ballot today for US Senator. I voted for a Green anyway.

by normanb

ObamaDems Unveil Insane & Stupid Climate-Science-Denial Mass Suicide Plan that Fracks All the Children to Death & Spawns Giant Hurricanes

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ObamaDems Unveil Insane & Stupid Climate-Science-Denial Mass Suicide Plan that Fracks All the Children to Death & Spawns Giant Hurricanes – by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)

 

What is the most important issue in this 2012 US Presidential Election? Does either of these guys even have a philosophy?

“There is only one really serious philosophical question, and that is suicide,” Albert Camus taught us in his absurdist essay The Myth of Sisyphus. Should I, or should we commit suicide? That is the most important question before us this Presidential Election, just as it is the most important political question we face every day of our lives; because, if the answer is “Yes, we should commit suicide,” then all the other issues pale in comparison. And if we go ahead and commit suicide, the rest of the questions will no longer matter. In a way.

In order to get energy for our nation, President Obama and his pretend opponent Mitt Romney are advocating burning Coal and Oil. They’re both advocating Onshore Drilling and Offshore Drilling and Fracking and Coal Mining Shale Mining and Nuclear Energy. During the most recent Debate President Obama (nominally the more Left of the two because he’s a Democrat) again attacked Romney from the Right, saying that Romney had once, as Governor of Massachusetts, said that a Coal Plant “‘kills people.’” The President’s meaning was already clear, but he went on to emphatically state that he would never stand in the way of Coal, because he believes in “Clean Coal”: There is actually no such thing as Clean Coal, yet the President keeps lying about this non-existent product.

Yes, Romney said Coal kills. And Obama’s EPA defined CO2 as a “Dangerous Pollutant.” This is what they both want to do to the children of America and the children of the world. Here’s proof that they both know that what they’re proposing is Murderous: http://www.politicususa.com/romnesia-spreads-paul-ryan-forgets-romneys-coal-kills-record.html and http://blog.heritage.org/2009/12/07/epa-formally-declares-co2-a-dangerous-pollutant/

I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re not both laughing it up together at the electorate’s cluelessness: “We’ll trick the people in North Dakota into Frack-poisoning their own water!” “We’ll trick and intimidate the Coal Miners into killing their own children!” “We’ll trick the country into getting rid of its trees!”

So, the Obromneys have decided that mass suicide is alright. Let’s just ignore science and burn even more Fossil Fuels. Let’s burn Nuclear fires too, and tell them that it helps the climate. Yes, it’s true, killing off the children is how a society commits mass suicide. But I just don’t believe that it’s right, so I can’t go along with the President on this one.

Lund University in Sweden proved my friend Jack Herer’s hypothesis that growing Hemp for clean fuel on 6% of US arable land would produce more than enough energy to power our entire country, with no net emissions of CO2 or other Greenhouse Gases. Science tells us there is a way to get our energy without committing suicide. But President Obama says we should commit suicide by superstitiously burning more of these Fossil Fuels that are destroying the delicate climate balance that has kept humans as the dominant animal species on the planet, for the last hundred centuries.

Before that, our planet was going through an Ice Age, and there were giant cats and giant elephant-like creatures and giant bears and giant wolves. The climate was perfect for them. Then, that Ice Age ended in a period of intense Global Warming. Right then, most of the animals larger than us died off. The climate became perfect for humans. In this new Global Warming period, if it’s allowed to proceed, humans and other animals for whom this climate is now perfect will die off. http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2010/11/11/breakthrough-swedish-hemp-energy-study-corroborates-hemp-emperor-herer/ and  http://mamamojournal.blogspot.com/2010/11/hemp-energy-farming-breakthrough-study.html and http://www.electricemperor.com/eecdrom/ and http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6V24-51C4RRC-4&_user=10&_coverDate=10%2F31%2F2010&_rdoc=1&_fmt=high&_orig=search&_origin=search&_sort=d&_docanchor=&view=c&_searchStrId=1537022627&_rerunOrigin=google&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=2c65f9591666c0e3039de2fae1c04549&searchtype=a

Welcome to Jonestown, USA! Obama and Romney both say “Drink the Kool Aid!” What other choice do we have? Science tells us that with Hemp we can avoid killing all the world’s children with dangerous and deadly Carbon Dioxide. But our President advises us to go ahead and kill them anyway.

If other candidates do recognize the truth, they may be afraid to state it. Green Party Presidential nominee Jill Stein is the only Presidential candidate stressing the fact that we can stop Global Warming, quickly, and it would energize and enrich our nation. And it would avoid mass suicide – it would avoid killing the children. Won’t somebody think of the children?! Listen to Jill Stein’s speeches: She says over and over again: “We can stop [Global Warming].” We can.

November 5, 2012, the day before the rigged Election, the day before millions of Americans will drink the Kool Aid, Jill Stein will Debate Libertarian Presidential candidate Gary Johnson, the former Governor of New Mexico. You’ve already heard the non-Debates. Don’t drink the Kool Aid. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/wp/2012/10/26/gary-johnson-and-jill-stein-will-debate-one-on-one/ and http://www.examiner.com/article/update-reminder-third-party-debates-moved-to-monday-nov-5

by normanb

*DANGER* UPDATE: Hurricane Sandy Turns Back Toward US as Greedy Disaster Capitalists and Dishonest Politicians Try to Save Their Investments

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Hurricane Sandy Turns Away From US as Greedy Disaster Capitalists and Dishonest Politicians Try to Save Their Investments — by NormanB (“Deviations form the Norm”)

New title at 822 AM EDT Monday, October 29, 2012: UPDATE: Hurricane Sandy Turns Back Toward US as Greedy Disaster Capitalists and Dishonest Politicians Try to Save Their Investments

*DANGER* UPDATE: Hurricane Sandy has strengthened overnight and turned back toward the United States as expected. It is headed directly at New York City. *DANGER*

 

 

The story below and updates were in real time, while the hurricane was headed away and weakening. The real time UPDATE reports continue. http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

Hurricanes usually turn right, as this one is doing now. Global-Warming Hurricane Sandy is turning away from the United States, and to this experienced hurricane watcher, it looks like “she” could miss us. But some companies have invested in this “disaster,” and want you to spend money on it.

http://www.bloomberg.com/video/hedging-a-hurricane-making-mother-nature-pay-22UNIxtOQRmpvAfMQSZCSw.html

Be afraid. Be very afraid. President Obama warned of the danger too. That’s when I breathed a major sigh of relief, because, as far as I know, President Obama has never told the truth about Climate Science in his life. Please notice weather-anomaly that he doesn’t mention the fact that a Global-Warming hurricane at this time of the Climate-Change year is related to this country’s superstitious practice of burning Oil and Coal for the profit of those who pay for our political campaigns. It’s called “The Bribery Paradigm.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/28/obama-hurricane-sandy_n_2035216.html

I’ve been keeping close track of the storm’s progress. After the raw data, I note some possibly significant changes. I’ve been watching hurricanes for a long time. I was born in Virginia, and lived in Florida most of my life. Both are likely targets for hurricanes and flooding. Here’s some backlogged live-blogging so you can see what’s been happening.

21 GMT 10/25/12  24.5N 75.6W

8:00 PM EDT Thu Oct 25
Location: 24.8°N 75.8°W
Moving: NNW at 17 mph: Storm motion: 315 degrees
Min pressure: 965 mb
Max sustained: 100 mph

Highest sustained winds have dropped from 110 early last night to 100 at 8pm to 80 now: Just barely a hurricane by that reckoning. It is traveling toward the US at 13 mph on a “315-degree” trajectory: 315 degrees is exactly Northwest; 360 is exactly North; 337.5 is exactly North-by-Northwest: These are numbers that indicate it will hit Cape Hatteras, the North Carolina coast, assuming it will turn right as hurricanes usually do.

If it continues in a Northwesterly direction it will make landfall before [South of] Cape Hatteras. A direct his on Hatteras could mean flooding in the Tidewater area of Southeastern Virginia, including most of the state’s largest cities, including Portsmouth where I was born and still have lots of relatives.

For a direct hit on New Jersey or New England, that digital compass direction will need to advance Eastward, toward 360 degrees then beyond zero:

If it very soon curves sharp right and goes beyond zero, then, here it comes! But there’s still some chance that it will head out to sea.

5:00 AM EDT Fri Oct 26
Location: 26.3°N 76.9°W
Moving: NW at 13 mph
Min pressure: 968 mb
Max sustained: 80 mph

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or NOAA (as in Noah’s Flood?) updates its info every 3 hours: At 8, 11, 2, and 5: -am and -pm.

For those wishing to keep checking for themselves, here is its link:
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

8:00 AM EDT Fri Oct 26
Location: 26.4°N 76.9°W
Moving: NW at 10 mph: Storm Motion: 325 degrees
Min pressure: 970 mb
Max sustained: 80 mph

The 8 am report shows that its position has barely changed in 3 hours, which is usually a sign of the hurricane building energy. Storm motion has further slowed to 10mph, and its direction has altered, yes, to the right, toward the North, and a little less West. Still 80 mph. The air pressure measured in the hurricane has raised/weakened, but just by 2 millibars, which is no doubt within the margin of error.

Trajectory at 7 am was 325 degrees: That’s exactly North-by-Northwest.

The 11 am report looks very bad for those of us here in the Northeast.

11:00 AM EDT Fri Oct 26
Location: 26.7°N 76.9°W
Moving: N at 6 mph
Min pressure: 970 mb
Max sustained: 80 mph

Pressure and wind speed remained about the same, but movement slowed and turned more Easterly, now aimed at the direct North:

If it continues to turn right, it’s headed here. (Probably.)

11:00 PM EDT Fri Oct 26
Location: 27.7°N 77.1°W
Moving: N at 7 mph: Storm motion: 350 degrees
Min pressure: 969 mb
Max sustained: 75 mph

Hurricane Sandy’s direction is 350 degrees: A little to West of due North (which is 360 degrees – or zero degrees): If it continues in a straight line, it hits the Southern North Carolina coast. Since I posted 12 hours ago, it has traveled one degree North: 70 miles. Since 12 hours ago, it has veered to the West by two tenths of a degree: That’s a little better for our chances here in the Northeast of avoiding landfall in New Jersey or Long Island.

Wind speed has dropped by 5mph since 12 hrs ago: If it drops one more degree, it will cease to be a hurricane. The measured air pressure has dropped since then, but only by an insignificant one millibar.

2:00 AM EDT Sat Oct 27
Location: 28.1°N 76.9°W
Moving: NNE at 7 mph: Storm motion: 015 degrees
Min pressure: 969 mb
Max sustained: 75 mph

Direction is now 015: The storm has turned sharp right: 25 degrees to the right since 3 hours ago. This could be following the expert-predicted pattern, and would not be good for us here in the Northeast. However, I have to hope that such a sharp right turn means that it is turning right as most hurricanes do, and that it will head on out to sea.

It is now headed directly at Cape Hatteras: The storm motion direction reading of 015 is slightly to the East of due North, but way to the West of exact North-by-Northeast, which is 045 degrees.

5:00 AM EDT Sun Oct 28
Location: 31.9°N 73.3°W
Moving: NE at 13 mph: Storm motion: 040 degrees
Min pressure: 960 mb
Max sustained: 75 mph

At this point, the storm is aimed at Nova Scotia, and at no part of the United States.

8:00 AM EDT Sun Oct 28
Location: 32.1°N 73.1°W
Moving: NE at 10 mph
Min pressure: 951 mb
Max sustained: 75 mph

11:00 AM EDT Sun Oct 28
Location: 32.5°N 72.6°W
Moving: NE at 14 mph
Min pressure: 951 mb
Max sustained: 75 mph

2:00 PM EDT Sun Oct 28
Location: 32.8°N 71.9°W
Moving: NE at 14 mph: Storm motion: 050 degrees
Min pressure: 951 mb
Max sustained: 75 mph

5:00 PM EDT Sun Oct 28
Location: 33.4°N 71.3°W
Moving: NE at 15 mph: Storm motion: 050 degrees
Min pressure: 952 mb
Max sustained: 75 mph

As I reported 38 hours ago, the storm if moving out to sea, and is aimed at no part of the United States, and now it’s not aimed at North America at all, just out to sea. The fear is that it will react with the cold front sweeping Southward through our country to cause a super storm. And saying such things sells a lot of soap. And even more Oil, Coal, and Natural Gas.

The Storm motion is the compass direction. 000 or 360 is North. 180 is South. 90 is East. 270 is West. The digital indication tells more precisely what direction the storm is headed. It is headed out to sea and currently turning right, to the East, away from the United States. It is still possible that this hurricane will turn back to the left/West. If the storm does start to turn back toward this country, I will let you know in real time in the Comments section below.

But notice that since 11 pm two days ago, wind speed has remained a steady 75 mph (the minimum wind speed to maintain a “hurricane” classification): If it dropped by one mile per hour, it would no longer be a hurricane. If the weather service were to have already admitted that it’s no longer a hurricane, or that it’s no longer likely to hit the US, well all that money spending on preparedness will stop. Cristy and Obama will have to stop posturing trying to look Presidential.

The storm is now turning right as they usually do, and this last digital direction reading shows it going even further right. Right is away from us. If it comes back left, it could hurt us. I will let you know if it turns back left: That’s the only way it can hurt us.

Lower barometric pressure makes for bigger storms: Cyclones, such as hurricanes, typhoons, and tornadoes, are low-pressure storms, and they spin counter-clockwise if North of the Equator. Higher air pressure lessens the intensity of such storms. The pressure was going up early Friday morning, then it held steady from 8 am Friday to 2 am Saturday. Then it started dropping, a little. By 8 am Sunday, it had dropped to it’s lowest point. At last report, it had gone up by a statistically insignificant one millibar. I’ll patch in the 8 pm report here as soon as it comes in.

UPDATE:

8:00 PM EDT Sun Oct 28
Location: 34.0°N 70.9°W
Moving: NE at 15 mph: Storm motion: 050 degrees
Min pressure: 950 mb
Max sustained: 75 mph

The air pressure has dropped by two millibars: That’s almost holding steady. The wind speed is still minimum for a hurricane. Tropical Storm Sandy is still headed out to sea. That 050-degree Storm direction is just to the East of due Northeast, which is 045 degrees. To threaten us in the US, it would have to turn left: It would have to rejust that compass direction back to the West of North: If Sandy now went straight Northward, it would be a direct strike on Boston. But it’s not doing that, it’s headed out to sea: It’s now not aimed at any part of the US or Canada. I’ll let you know in real time in the Comments section if it comes back our way. For now, it looks like we’re safe. Woo-hooo!

It’s quite possible that Tropical Storm Sandy is going away and can’t hurt us. Meanwhile, there’s a rigged Presidential Election right now in the United States. Get back to work on politics, my fellow journalists.

11:00 PM EDT Sun Oct 28
Location: 34.5°N 70.5°W
Moving: NE at 14 mph: Storm motion: 045 degrees
Min pressure: 950 mb
Max sustained: 75 mph

For a full 48 hours now the wind speed has not wavered from 75 mph – the minimum hurricane-speed wind. The pressure has remained 950 millibars since the last report, the lowest it’s been since leaving the Bahamas. Barometric pressure has not dropped significantly since 8 am this morning. The Storm motion is now due Northeast: 045 degrees: That means it has veered leftward by 5 degrees since three hours ago. It will have to shift another 90 degrees leftward to follow the path projected by the learn’d astronomer meteorologists.

If the storm proceeds in its current direction, it will not strike the mainland of North America, but it will hit Newfoundland. If it were to go straight North, the eye would cut across Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and then make land at the Maine-New Hampshire border. If, on the other hand, it makes the predicted 90 degree leftward turn, and if this 5 degree variance in the last three hours is the beginning of a turn that will continue for a full 90 degrees, then I’m in for a world of pain, because it will be heading right for the Eastern end of Long Island and Long Island Sound: That could cause flooding, even here on a little brook flowing into a tiny river that’s a tributary of the mighty Connecticut. A flood on this brook washed away a bridge and killed people a hundred years ago.

Don’t mistake this for sound medical advice. As cmaukonen pointed out in the Comments section below, I’m a blogger with an agenda, not a meteorologist. I am just reporting the facts as the National Weather Service gives them, and making a few points here and there. I don’t have training to calculate on anything other than those physical facts. So, I am only reporting those raw physical data. So, don’t accept this as good news – it’s not. There is opportunity to be hopeful. If at 8 am tomorrow the storm is still headed to the Northeast, that is further reason to be hopeful. If however the 11 am update tomorrow morning shows that the storm has missed its turn, and is still traveling Northeasterly, the learn’d ones may have wisely erred on the side of caution, and it might not come here.

Don’t start partying yet. Unless partying is your lifestyle. I don’t recommend hurricane parties, but no-hurricane parties are OK with me. For now, I’m hunkered down and harboring cautious evacuees, but if the storm makes that 90-degree turn, we may all have to evacuate to someplace not on the water.

*DANGER* UPDATE:

5:00 AM EDT Mon Oct 29
Location: 35.9°N 70.5°W
Moving: N at 15 mph
Min pressure: 946 mb
Max sustained: 85 mph

8:00 AM EDT Mon Oct 29
Location: 36.8°N 71.1°W
Moving: NNW at 20 mph: Storm motion: 330 degrees
Min pressure: 946 mb
Max sustained: 85 mph

Overnight, Hurricane Sandy turned left, more Westerly: Back toward the East coast of the United States, much like meteorologists had forecast. The storm has turned left by a reported 75 degrees: Thats 75 degrees of the forecast 90 degree turn already accomplished, by the predicted time, 8 am. Winds remained at 85 mph all night: Now Sandy is solidly a hurricane, by definition (Category 1).

Pressure dropped by 4 millibars in the 3 hours leading up to the 5 am update from NOAA, but did not drop further between 5 and 8. The storm is headed directly at Staten Island: If this keeps up, things could be terrible in New York City, Long Island, the Jersey Shore, Connecticut, Western Massachusetts, Vermont, and the next country up. I’m in Western Massachusetts. I’m watching closely. You should too.


*DANGER* UPDATE:

11:00 AM EDT Mon Oct 29
Location: 37.5°N 71.5°W
Moving: NNW at 18 mph: Storm motion: 330 degrees
Min pressure: 943 mb
Max sustained: 90 mph

Winds have increased to 90 mph. Barometric pressure has dropped another 3 millibars in the past 3 hours. It is still headed directly at Staten Island, now at 18 mph – 3 hours ago it was coming at 20 mph. It’s still a Category 1 hurricane. At this point, the only thing that could save our country from a direct hit is … well … nothing. Batten down the hatches!

*DANGER* UPDATE:

11:00 AM EDT Mon Oct 29
Location: 37.5°N 71.5°W
Moving: NNW at 18 mph: Storm motion: 330 degrees
Min pressure: 943 mb
Max sustained: 90 mph

Winds have increased to 90 mph. Barometric pressure has dropped another 3 millibars in the past 3 hours. It is still headed directly at Staten Island, now at 18 mph – 3 hours ago it was coming at 20 mph. It’s still a Category 1 hurricane.At this point, the only thing that could save our country from a direct hit is … well … nothing. Batten down the hatches! The eye of the storm is about 250 miles due South of central Long Island.

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

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My aunt lived in Beach Haven on Long Beach Island on the Jersey shore, the third house from the Atlantic Ocean. One day a big storm came by surprise, not a hurricane, a Nor’easter. I guess it was out of season, and the two houses between her and the Ocean were unoccupied at the time. The storm washed those two houses away as my aunt watched from her house.

For years, in fact, for decades those two lots sat vacant with their mostly-flattened fences lying in the beach sand as a reminder to any prospective buyer that houses built here are destined to wash away. Eventually, of course, greed got the better of some builder/speculator, who built and sold houses there to unsuspecting pigeons whose houses will wash away someday (probably much sooner than other houses). Elliott read that little blurb in a comment, and right away reminded me that this storm was so big that it had a name: The Long Island Express, in 1938.

(Yes, my aunt weathered a storm as an adult, way back in 1938. And my uncle, her husband, fought in World War I. That’s right. I’m old. But I wasn’t born [not for 18 years yet] when that 1938 storm blew in.)

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Troubled by what I said about President Obama never telling the truth about Climate Science? I’ll tell you what I’m gonna do: I’m a poor man, but I’ll put money on it: A guarantee: $100 to the first person who can prove to me that President Obama has ever told the truth about Climate Science. Here’s all you have to do to collect: Make a copy of the speech where he tells the truth: Include the date and location, and the chemical formula of the Greenhouse Gas about which he told the truth. (CO2, CH4, NO2, O3, H2O, SF6, NF3, Freon, or Ether.)

Include why you believe what he said is true, and please, include a copy of the entire speech: This step is crucial: You see, the President could just list a bunch of troubling facts. But if he doesn’t initiate policies that deal with those troubling facts, and if he was just listing them to trick people into voting for him, that’s what I consider a lie, not the truth. If anywhere in the speech, the President mentions Clean Coal or Clean Nukes or the need to Drill and Mine and Frack and Nuke more (as he always does), then the speech is a lie. This hundred dollars is burning a Global Warming hole in my pocket! Somebody please prove me wrong.

by normanb

51-State Sticky Greens Stoners-for-Stein Strategy: Magic Map & Ganja Goo Guide to Grow Jack & Elect Jill in November 2012

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51-State Sticky Greens Stoners-for-Stein Strategy: Magic Map & Ganja Goo Guide to Grow Jack & Elect Jill in November 2012  — by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)

 

***(Jill’s out of Jail and in Georgia! Support her today and this week. We Need You Now! Please help me spread this as much as you can, as fast as you can. We’re running out of time!)***

A [Howard] Zinn koan: “If people could see that Change comes about as a result of millions of tiny acts that seem totally insignificant, well then they wouldn’t hesitate to take those tiny acts.” https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=440807809270872&set=a.194724580545864.46567.107699875915002&type=1&theater

A sip of Margaret Mead: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

(1) A month ago, it seemed there was little chance that the Jill Stein For President campaign would get Matching Funds from the Federal Government’s $3-that-won’t-raise-your-Income-Tax program: No Green Presidential candidate had ever done so before, and to get there, she would need to receive at least $5,000 in donations from at least twenty states: It seemed nearly impossible, because with six days left, she only had nine states completed. At first as an experiment, I looked at a state that had given very little money, and, according to stereotypes, might not want Jill Stein: Texas: So, I wrote to Marijuana reformers in Texas, and they quickly came up with the $5,000! Then I tried New Mexico and Arizona pot heads. Same result. Oregon. Washington. Colorado. Same. Same. Same. No Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Florida and Virginia/DC and North Carolina, but lots of pot smokers: They all came up with the money fast.

And so Jill Stein just became the first Green Presidential nominee in history to attain the Matching Funds, an amazing feat. So, here I sit, just one person, who has made a difference. Can you imagine how far Jill Stein can go if we get lots and lots of people working like that? Well, I’m here to tell you how we can do just that. If we, the Marijuana voters, work together, we can win this Presidential Election, and win it big! The Green Revolution is going global! Let’s have a party! Let’s have a Green Party! After all “Marijuana Michael” – Michael “Bhang Bong” Phelps – just became the most decorated Medalist in the history of the Olympic Games: A great swimmer with great lungs.

And that case of all the states coming up with the money when it was needed made me remember how one person had also made a big difference two years ago, when Jill Stein was running for Governor of Massachusetts on the Green Rainbow Party ticket: I wrote a Rock Opera and performed it at the University of Massachusetts. Jill Stein opened for me. Afterward, she rose about ten points in the polls versus incumbent Governor Deval Patrick, who actually changed his busy schedule and came to UMass the same day at the same time to try to upstage us. Nothing doing: Our Opera blew his yawn event out of the water, attendance-wise, and enthusiasm-wise. From my FireDogLake.com story at the time: “I called Jill’s Field Director to tell him about her rise in the UMass poll, and he shocked me by telling me that this Rock Opera was her most-attended campaign function. What?! Why didn’t I do ten times as much? Why didn’t ten people do ten times as much? One person with no money writes some poems, and that’s the biggest event? I don’t get it.” Hey out there! Help me out! Don’t make me do it all by myself again this time too! http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2010/10/22/governor-deval-patrick-politely-declines-to-open-for-my-rock-opera-at-umass-thats-cool-jill-still-will/

Right now, things are desperate, dire, and in doubt. Right now, Today and for the next few, we need to work very hard and fast. Regressive repressive anti-ballot access laws threaten to keep Jill Stein off the ballot in the very places where she would likely be the strongest. Many or most people don’t vote because of the lack of choice, but the opportunity to choose Jill Stein could inspire millions of people to register. Now is our chance to Get Up/Stand Up/Occupy our own Freedom. Just go ahead and do it, because we’re in a big long struggle. As Jamaican dub poet Mutabaruka told us in way back 1986: http://www.ireggae.com/dispoem.htm

“dis poem is long cannot be short”

“dis poem is now ringin talkin irritatin

makin u want to stop it

but dis poem will not stop”

Remember that: Not only can it be done; it must be done; it cannot be stopped. The Marijuana movement was strong enough to get it Medically Legalized in all those 20 states, strong enough to get Legislative propositions up in 20 states, and strong enough to get Marijuana on the ballot in eleven states this year! Our Power is hidden, but it is Gigantic.

Welcome to the Sticky Green Revolution. This is the Green Revolution, the cool change that we’ve dreamed of and waited for all our lives. We’ve got to get back to the Garden. Prohibition Repeal is at hand. Sisters and brothers, we who believe in peace and love and freedom, we protectors of Mother Earth, we Hemp reformers, and Marijuana users and growers and movers, and Cannabusiness people: We are about to take over this country. Human Rights activists, college students, Occupiers, the unnoticed Hippie movement, the Rainbow Family, the Underground Economy, Dead-Phish, and reform-minded voters are in a position to overturn Cannabis Prohibition the very same way our foreparents overthrew Alcohol Prohibition eighty years ago: By electing a Prohibition Repeal President. Then it was Franklin D. Roosevelt. Now, it is Dr. Jill Stein, MD. (For more information about how Prohibition was Repealed and how we can use the same tactics now, dig this: http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2012/06/25/the-magic-map-says-43-states-want-pot-reform-but-the-clock-says-just-4-days-left-to-repeal-prohibition-with-president-jill-stein/

So, let me tell you what I’m gonna do: I’m going to tell you how we, the Jill Stein-Cannabis Coalition, can win this Presidential Election, and win our freedom. I’ll tell you what we’re looking to do. I’ll tell you how you can help. Please help. After I tell you what we need and where we need it when, then comes the Magic Map, which shows both the Jill Stein situation, and the Marijuana situation in each state. Then a little blurb close up of each region and every state, including statewide issues related to Marijuana and/or Jill Stein and/or the Election. (You all can help me update this state-by-state info and the Magic Map info in the coming weeks.) (To do that, you can network and keep in touch at Sticky Greens homepage. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sticky-Greens-homepage/166998176672767 ) Then will be donation discussion and links. Finally, there will be funny cheap political bumper stickers to get our message out.

Jack Herer was a Hemp and climate activist, and a friend. We both spoke/performed at about 30 different events in tandem, all over the country. Smoked a lot of pot together too. He exposed many lies about Hemp Prohibition and many truths about climate science. Now, a very strong strain of Marijuana is named after him. Jack asserted that the United States can supply all of its current energy usage and future needs simply by growing Hemp for biomass and seed oil on 6% of our arable land. In 2010, Lund University in Sweden proved that Jack was right. If we planted that ’6%’ crop of Hemp today, the United States could be Energy Independent by the November Election. http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2012/06/24/marijuana-voters-join-jill-stein-now-green-revolution-economic-conversion-this-week-only/

Instead of Legalizing Hemp, President Obama wants to supply our country’s energy with Mountain Top Removal Coal, Oil Wars, Fracking chemicals in our drinking water, poisonous sea food from the Gulf of Mexico, a giant leaking Terrorist-targeted Pipeline From Nowhere, and attacking the structural integrity of the Alaskan coast while polluting the Arctic Ocean. And he says that’s because he wants us to be “Energy Independent.” What a conman. What a disgrace. And he’s trying to start another Oil War right now, with Syria and Iran (and Russia).

Jill Stein and her Vice Presidential running mate Cheri Honkala were Political Prisoners yesterday morning, but they’re out of jail now. They were arrested for “Defiant Trespass” at a bank in Philadelphia, for knocking on a door that they knew was locked, trying to help prevent some poor people from being thrown out of their homes. You can tell by the name of the charge that their crimes were Political, rather than actual. Knocking on that door was obviously protected Speech under the US Constitution. First Amendment. Everybody should read the Constitution at least that far. http://my.firedoglake.com/jest/2012/08/01/stein-honkala-arrested-at-a-fannie-mae-sit-in-over-foreclosures/

Here’s The Ballad of the Legend of Jill Stein: http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2012/08/04/jill-stein-busted-for-defiant-trespass-for-knockin-on-the-door-of-a-giant-bank/

This is a very serious campaign. I’m not trivializing the other things Jill Stein does: A lot of important things, and she has a multifaceted campaign. If you’re not into pot, you might think my writing here is irreverent, or overly reverent. I’ll say some things about the rest of the campaign too. Everything Is Interrelated.

But my mission here now is to unite the nation’s one hundred fifty million Marijuana voters [who need their freedom(!)] with Dr. Stein. http://www.gallup.com/poll/150149/record-high-americans-favor-legalizing-marijuana.aspx So, more than half the country wants Legalized Marijuana, and fully three-quarters want a Third Party! http://politix.topix.com/gary-johnson/581-do-you-want-a-third-party-candidate And a Bloomberg-Washington Post poll a year ago revealed that 52% of Americans recognize that the Democrats and Republicans are the same [and they're both against us(!)]. http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2011/10/15/washington-post-bloomberg-presidential-economy-poll-shows-jill-stein-winning-in-a-landslide-the-way-i-read-it/

Though some states haven’t actually allowed distribution of it yet, twenty states’ legislatures have now passed Medical Marijuana laws [though New Hampshire's Governor vetoed it], states with Electoral Votes totaling 187. Another six states with 68 more Electoral Votes are voting on Marijuana issues this November. That’s 255. Florida and New York each has 29 votes, and Texas has 38. If Dr. Stein carries any of those three, along with the Marijuana industry, she has it! I reiterate: She needs just the Medical Marijuana states, the states voting on Marijuana the same day as the Presidential Election, and one more state! And that final state has to have at least 15 Electoral Votes, so that one state must be either Texas, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, Georgia, or North Carolina. But there are many other possible winning scenarios for her.

Marijuana is on the ballot this November in ten states all told, with 112 total Electoral Votes. One of those states is Jill Stein’s home state of Massachusetts, where Mitt Romney was Governor. Another is President Obama’s home state of Illinois. In every state with Marijuana on the ballot, Marijuana smokers will be energized to vote. We have the incentive: We can gain our freedom on Election Day 2012 by Legalizing Marijuana and Electing Jill Stein President: The President can unilaterally order the Rescheduling of Marijuana – so that it is no longer “Schedule One.” That makes it Legal as medicine. He could do that today. He could have done it three-and-a-half years ago. I wonder who paid him not to do it.

After President Jill Stein lifts the ban on pot, Dispensaries in California, Colorado, and others with MMJ might legally be able to sell and ship it to other states.

California “Conservatives” pushed back against pot in two local elections this year, but other Californians make money off Legal Medical Marijuana. It’s a half-a-trillion-dollar industry. That’s actually more than enough to fund this entire Jill Stein For President campaign. (By the way, do you know what California “Conservatives” wanted in their “anti-pot” campaign? They wanted MMJ to be taxed and regulated. Like wine.) (Some of us want it Legal like tomatoes.)

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, corporations have already given a billion dollars to the Obama/Romney campaign. Jill Stein recently said that she intends to run her entire campaign on only a million dollars. That’s just a drop in the bucket for the Marijuana economy. Let’s give that to her right away; do it now; do what’s right. She simply needs a group in each state – let’s call it a Pound-O’Pot Group of Stoner Donors – in every state we need the same amount of people who would come together to smoke a pound of pot – twenty people – we need each of them to give $250. Here in Massachusetts, that $250 is a lot less than the price of an ounce of Marijuana. Such a deal! So, twenty people in each state could just forgo their next bag of pot, send that money to Jill Stein for President, and that’s her million dollars! (That’s it; that’s all she needs, with the Matching Funds, and with what she’s already got plus what’s coming, plus their Matching Funds; she’ll have it all when her 20 Stoner Donors from each state make that donation: Jill Stein gets her million dollars. If you want to protect the Dispensaries and the Medical Marijuana industry, if you want to stop Global Warming, if you use Cannabis, and/or if you want it Legal, please join us now. http://www.jillstein.org/funding

(16) The point is: If Jill Stein carries all ten states with Marijuana on the ballot, and California, that’s 167 Electoral Votes. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Jill Stein’s home state, with eleven Electoral Votes, is one of those states with Legalizing pot on the docket. The rest of New England has a very strong Marijuana movement, and an additional 22 Electoral Votes. My premise is this: Jill Stein can carry all those states, the ones with pot on the ballot, and the New England states that she calls home. But the big bull of the woods is California. That’s 169 EVs, so far. And Florida can possibly go to Stein too. More about that below. If she gets Florida with those voting on pot, and she gets New England, then she’ll be at 218. It takes 270 to win. She’s very popular – and that popularity is growing fast – in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, with another 54 Electoral Votes between them. That’s 272. Bingo!

Here’s something new on Jill Stein from McClatchy news service in a Texas newspaper. http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/08/01/4149133/green-partys-jill-stein-looks.html

But she could actually get a lot more than just those 272 Electoral Votes: Eight other states, with a total of 42 Electoral Votes, already have Medical Marijuana laws, so lots of people in those states have extreme incentive to defend their respective Marijuana delivery systems by electing Jill Stein; perhaps in hopes that their state may become home to the next trillion-dollar pot industry bonanza, like California and Colorado, who are now affecting the economy of the entire world with their MMJ; or, at least, they could Free The People! That 42 EVs added to the 262 makes 314, a winning total! But it gets even better than that: Another Sixteen (16) states have Marijuana propositions before their legislatures this year, sixteen states with Electoral Votes totaling 170. In fact, only seven states are not trying to Legalize Marijuana this year: Georgia, Louisiana, Nebraska, Virginia, Minnesota, Wyoming, and Mitt Romney’s home state Utah. The total Electoral Vote of those states not currently trying to Legalize Marijuana is just 67.

The President and Romney will be doing and saying lots of outrageous and awful things every day. It is our job to point out to the public just how terrible they are. We are the media now, and if thousands of us publish stories of their bumbling Fascist injustices, we can raise the consciousness of the nation. We have never needed honesty and action on Global Warming more than we need it now, but both Obromneys will be ignoring and denying climate science, by calling for Pipelines and Fracking, and onshore and offshore Oil drilling, and Coal and Nuclear Power. They’ll be warmongering. Remember, every time they threaten to bomb Iran’s Nukes, they are also threatening to simultaneously Dirty Bomb all the American troops stationed in Afghanistan! Obama’s Defense Secretary Panetta threatened to do it again yesterday. That’s superstitious. It’s all for Oil. It’s climate holocaust denial.

Both Barack Bushbama and Mitt Obromney will be disrespecting Human Rights and workers’ rights and women’s right. Watch them, and call them out on it. Nobody likes them anyway. Both of them are very very Very weak candidates. Face it: Everybody in the country knows they’re both dishonest greedy liars.

Speaking of that: Be prepared for false, lying polls saying that  we don’t have a chance. We need to take the bullshit by the horns! Be ready when and if they shut down Facebook and the greater internet. We’ve got to overturn the dominant paradigm before they know what hit them. Their Oil War Economy is going down!  OWE – that debt-based dinosaur economy, focused on destructive extraction – is on its way out, to be replaced by a vibrant new Hemp-based Clean-Energy Tree-Of-Life economy where full employment and home ownership are the norm. We’ll have Universal Health Care and debt-free kindergarten-to-college education for all! Do you want your freedom or not? Now is the time to Get Up, Stand Up, Occupy your Rights! Get up and take it. C’mon. Let’s do this.

Most of us reporters who investigate politicians, and their apparent Bribes from corporations and the wealthy, really respect the Center For Responsive Politics and its opensecrets.org, an invaluable financial research tool. Beginning at 29:20 in the following video, CRP Executive Director Sheila Krumholz reveals that “the two Parties” will receive about $18 million for their Conventions. But I want to draw your attention to the segment beginning at 21:20, wherein she talks about President Obama crushing the Matching Funds system. Obama was the first Major Party nominee to refuse Matching Funds: He did that in order to take much more money, hidden and soft. Even Obama’s ethically challenged Republican opponent John McCain said it was dishonest for Obama to turn the Matching Funds down. Krumholz goes on to say in the segment that Obama, through that dishonest move four years ago, has single-handedly dismantled the entire Matching Funds system. She says Matching Funds is “dead,” but we know that’s not true, because Jill Stein just got them. Furthermore, one person cannot be allowed to unilaterally make a decision that destroys Matching Funds for less-connected candidates, while taking $18 million from the Government himself for a giant TV commercial called a Convention. (The Conventions are very late this year, in September, to prevent college students from protesting them.) Obviously, if the Green Party can’t afford to sue the Republicrats for making off with that eighteen mil, somebody sure should. http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/JShe

(22) Jill Stein is in Georgia this morning. She’ll be on the steps of the State Capitol in Atlanta today.  http://www.jillstein.org/jill_s_trip_to_georgia  Now we are facing an uphill battle, trying to get Jill on the ballot in as many states as possible, and some of them really make the ballot-access barrier a nightmare. We need to make this a 51-state race. Let’s stress that it’s a nationwide movement. We don’t know how the Electoral Vote is going to fall. We’ll need every state we can get. In the Southern States, we’ll need the Freedom Riders of 1961 to ride again. In some states, suspicious intelligence-community-like happenings are tripping up the Green Party. Georgia needs more than 50,000 signatures to get Jill on the ballot, and North Carolina – where Elizabeth Warren and Barack Obama will clasp hands onstage in Bank Of America Stadium at the so-called “Democratic” Convention – requires 80,000. Alabama would want 25,000 to let the Green Party on the ballot, but for only 5,000 signatures, Jill Stein can run as an Independent, provided she gets at least 400 signatures from every single county in Alabama. http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2012/07/19/mlk-would-be-ashamed-georgia-need-voters-rights-freedom-riders-again-this-time-for-ganja-jill-stein-kwabena-nkromo/

(23) The Georgia Green Party is arranging host families for the Freedom Riders. Hopefully, those Freedom Riders will base in Georgia, then also spread out to Alabama and North Carolina, to try to get them on the ballot too. In Virginia, home of the CIA, they need 10,000 signatures, probably have about half of that, but a group called the “Independent Greens” (which claims to also support Jill Stein) claims to have another 3,000 signatures that they want to sell to the Green Party. I also got a call from Alaska, from someone saying that for $12,000 he could hire the right signature gatherers to get her on the ballot in Alaska. But he also said that he was a former Green who has evolved. http://www.southernstudies.org/2012/07/will-third-parties-make-a-difference-in-november.html and http://www.independentpoliticalreport.com/2012/07/georgia-ballot-access-lawsuit-update/

(24) Alaska had more Greens percentage-wise than any other state, and the Democratic Party has largely failed there. A judge once ruled there that growing Marijuana is Legal according to Alaska’s Constitution, lots of nature lovers, Native Americans, Native Alaskans. Lots of destruction by Oil. This is so insane and superstitious. We are in a fragile web of life. We’ve already raised the temperature. Now the President and Congress are cooperating with what amounts to a Military attack on the integrity of Alaska’s coastline, just like this and previous Traitor Presidents allowed attacks on the integrity of the Gulf coast, resulting in disastrous flooding, but hey, they got lots of Oil. With Hemp we can be Energy Independent right away without any drilling or dredging. And Alaska would benefit more than anyone.

(25) Wisconsin was home Weedstock, an annual festival where thousands of dedicated Cannabis enthusiasts gathered to imbibe and organize: I performed there a few times it was conducted by my Yippie brother Ben Masel, the long-haired activist lawyer and sometime political candidate (who recently passed). We need the Friends of Ben and the legacy of Ben Masel to get up and pick up the Green Party in Wisconsin. Wisconsin prime brain-washing territory. MSNBC’s The Ed Show‘s Ed Schultz tells people daily that hard workers like those in Wisconsin need a strong labor President. The fallacy of Schultz’ argument is that he then points to Obama, who continues to support Slavery in Bahrain. As long as he supports Slavery, he’s anti-labor. Anybody should be able to see that. http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2011/02/18/our-international-shame-the-5th-fleet-quit-disgracing-the-us-and-get-the-hell-out/

(26) Minnesota and Wisconsin both grow lots of pot, and have Native American communities. Activist and former Green VP nominee Winona LaDuke is from there, and so is Cannabis reformer former Governor Jesse Ventura who ran on the Reform Party ticket. Prairie Home Companion‘s Garrison Keillor celebrates the culture there of Norwegian Americans [I'm one] and live entertainment, radio plays and such. Keillor sometimes pitches fake ads, and one of those products he’s ‘selling’ is “Rainbow Motor Oil, from the Rainbow Family of fine automotive products!” He’s talking to us, to people like me who’ve told him about the Rainbow Family in letters. Lots of Rainbows in Minnesota, especially since that great national Rainbow Gathering up in the Boundary Waters July 4, 1990. Come on out, Family, remember: Bob Marley said “I am a Rainbow too.” He also said “Get Up Stand Up.”

(27) Jill Stein is listed as a Write-In candidate in Missouri, Indiana, Nevada, and North Carolina. Oklahoma and Nevada haven’t even allowed the start of petitioning yet – part of rigging the Election. Yes, they’re rigging it, but we’re tearing apart that rigging if we can. Because ours is the only reasonable stand on so many issues. If we get the word out, these are our natural constituents and allies who are already located in every single state: Protectors of the planet; the poor, college students, Native Americans, Latinos and immigrants; discriminated-against racial, religious, sexual, cultural, and linguistic groups; Human Rights activists of all issues, and the already intricate nationwide state-to-state networkings of Occupy Wall Street, Deadheads, Phish fans, the Rainbow Family, activists, the Medical Marijuana industry, and of course the hundred million or so brave and dedicated outlaw users, growers, vendors, and deliverers: They deserve our respect and protection. http://www.gp.org/2012/ballot-access.html and http://www.jillstein.org/ballot

(28) In America’s Heartland, the Great Plains, and the Northern Rockies, the Democratic Party hasn’t done well at all and in some places is an utter failure. They’ve never even had a credible opposition Party. Maybe it can be us. If there’s no Green Party in your state, come to the Sticky Greens homepage to network, to organize, to meet, to plan. Meanwhile, they smoke lots of pot, have a Rainbow presence, college students, activists, no opposition Party, and Marijuana is the top money crop in every one of these states. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sticky-Greens-homepage/166998176672767?ref=hl

(29) If Cannabis voters hit the campaign hard and fast for the next two days, we can – that is, we need to try to get Jill Stein on the ballot, in especially the pot states. We need volunteers in Iowa to gather signatures: To sign or to help gather them, call 319-331-9616. Please hurry! There are lots of farmers in Iowa, who will benefit greatly when they are finally again legally able to grow Hemp for the nation’s energy needs. There are lots of pot growers already in Iowa and Indiana, and lots of Cannabis consumers there, and lots and lots of Deadheads. But there’s a repressive Government in Indiana trying to hold down dissenting voices. Iowa and Indiana Marijuana industries: Come out and help us Legalize! In Indiana you can download the petition here. http://ingp.info/ballot-access Please, lots of you in Indiana, print out Jill Stein ballot Petitions at libraries and get Indiana voters who aren’t on internet to sign.

(30) The Kansas City, Missouri, Greens meet in a local bookstore. but there’s not much Green Party presence in Missouri; though I know there is a strong Marijuana movement there, with a proposition in the legislature this year and a measure on the ballot in Springfield, Missouri, this fall. The Marijuana voters and the freedom voters and the Civil Rights voters should be out in force to support Jill Stein, if we can reach them to tell them about her. Hell no! We won’t Jim Crow! This Racist Drug War’s got to go!

To get a hold of get-on-the-ballot Petitions, You can sometimes find local Green groups through the national Green Party of the United States site http://www.gp.org/states.php, or through Wikipedia 2http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Party_%28United_States%29#State_parties or Facebook. Sometimes information is outdated. Keep looking. You might get info through the national campaign, http://www.jillstein.org/ Sometimes you can find sympathetic organizations on the following list, but it’s severely outdated, and many of the groups claim to be “Progressive,” but still support Obama. The trouble with that is “Progressive” is Left-wing, and Obama is the far-far-Right: Obama publicly claims that he is allowed to order Murders. (Even Reagan at the height of his hubris and Nixon at the height of his insanity didn’t go that far Right!) http://www.irregularnews.com/states/index.htmlYou can all network on Sticky Greens homepage on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sticky-Greens-homepage/166998176672767

(32) The Northwest needs some Tree Sitters quick! Washington state’s Legal Marijuana industry made it one of the states that’s given the most to the Jill Stein campaign. Please, if you are in Washington and in the industry, get the Petition and get your contacts to sign it as quickly as possible. People in the Washington and Oregon Marijuana movements can also help out by going into Idaho and Montana, to help spur the Medical Marijuana people there into joining our revolution and getting Jill Stein on the ballot. It looks like we missed getting her on Montana, which we should have had by the end of August 1. That means we need the Medical Marijuana people and the freedom-loving people and the environmental voices of Montana to campaign hard and long. Let people know. And where it seems really really difficult is Nevada: Medical Marijuana emergency in Nevada: There is no Petition yet to get Jill Stein on the ballot: It is up to the MediJuana industry in Nevada (Jill may end up being a Write-in candidate there: Don’t let us down!)

(33) North Dakota wants to get its Medical Marijuana up and running, there’s a ballot question: There’s enthusiasm: Jill Stein can tap into that. South Dakota has a very strong Hemp movement at Pine Ridge Reservation where Indians are still suppressed.

(34) New Hampshire needs lots of people signing and circulating Petitions. Hurry! Every day at 4:20 pm people smoke Marijuana in Civil Disobedience near many City Halls, Court Houses, and Cop Shops in New Hampshire. Bring registration forms, register these people, and get them to sign the Petition to get Jill on the ballot. Call 207-841-6595 right away if you can help. Connecticut also needs help right away. See the blurb below. I want to do a consciousness-raising emissary tour to the Cannabis communities and alternative political groups in New England. More about that below. The New Hampshire Legislature Legalized Medical Marijuana, and the Governor vetoed it: The people of New Hampshire are already on our side. The people of New Hampshire want Medical Marijuana. The Obama Administration severely unjustly made a Political Prisoner out of a nurse there over saving lives with MMJ. This is now known colloquially Obama’s Naziesque Drug Policy (ONDP). There is a strong Civil Disobedience movement in New Hampshire (“Live Free or Die”), and people there gather in public downtown to smoke Marijuana and taunt the police. Try to reach any of that if you can.

(35) Maine: Maine has a very strong Medical Marijuana movement, and a strong [Industrial] Hemp movement, and a strong Legalization movement. Get in touch with as many of them as you can, by sending them this article, to their Facebook page or website. After enjoying some of the first Legal Medijuana in California in 1995, I enthusedly told High Times editor Steve Hager how cool I found it, and he said “You should see Maine.” That’s what I’m sayin’.

(36) Rhode Island: Rhode Island Legalized Medical Marijuana, but the Obama Administration ruthlessly cracks down on it there. Contact the Medijuana facilities, providers, groups, and organizations about it, and ask them to contact their patients fast!

(37) Vermont: Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) is a Socialist. Vermont has very active Socialist Parties, who can be approached on this – Jill Stein once told me that Socialism doesn’t conflict with her agenda. Vermont also has very active pro-Marijuana Parties, the members of which can be approached, somehow. Northern Vermont, home to the amazingly brilliant Revolutionary Communist Bread and Puppet Circus of giant puppet theatre, is a place where Leftist radicals predominate. They should vote for Stein. (Where else they gonna go?) But our ace in the hole in Vermont is Phish, the non-commercial band that is the world’s highest paid entertainment act – highest paid because their loyal fans want to see them as much as possible. Vermont, especially the Burlington area, is full of Phish fans, Deadheads, drum circles, hippies, and jam bands. They smoke pot, all of ‘em. Help me reach them, we’re running out of time. I think that the Vermont’s Progressive Party, Socialist Liberation Party, and Marijuana Party, I think that you all should consider yourselves the Vermont delegation of the Greens. All three Parties are Socialist. Jill Stein evoked Socialism in her acceptance speech, and so did many other speakers at last month’s Green Party Convention. Jill thanked our Socialist forerunners in her speech.

(38) Let’s get Kentucky on the ballot. I once joined the Green Democrats of Kentucky: When I was in Kentucky nearly 20 years ago, Jack Herer and I both worked for the Democratic Gubernatorial campaign of Gatewood Galbraith, a Global Warming and Hemp activist who proved part of Jack’s Clean-Energy hypothesis, by driving all over Kentucky in his normal showroom Mercedes Benz on Clean Fuel that he squeezed out of Hemp seeds, without causing any Global Warming. The proof is in the pudding: If Gatewood can press his own seeds and drive without emitting Greenhouse Gases, then so could I. So could you. The US could have stopped emitting them 20 years ago, back when Gatewood and Jack and I were teaching about it on that Gubernatorial campaign. Willie Nelson was with Gatewood’s campaign then too. He and Gatewood appeared on the cover of High Times magazine together. Rest In Peace, Gatewood and Jack. Party on, dudes. And now Kentucky’s Governor Rand Paul favors Liberalizing enforcement against pot. Good, because it’s growing on every piece of property in Kentucky!

(39) Throughout all of the Eastern Mountain states Coal mining devastates health, climate, mountaintops, labor, communities, politics. RAMPS – Radical Action for Mountain People’s Survival – is trying to help. This is an example of whom we must coalition with, people like RAMPS, Greenpeace, Earth First!, the Ruckus Society: Direct action environmentalists.

The Stein campaign says costs for gathering signatures average around $6,000 per state. If you really want to make that happen yourself, you’re allowed to give the campaign up to $2,500 (though only the first $250 qualifies for the Matching Funds. https://jillstein.nationbuilder.com/donate Most people, even within the Stein campaign, don’t realize that the Stein camp will be able to continue claiming Matching Funds until the Republicrat Conventions end around September 6 or 7.

Many independent voters like Jill Stein. Today I got an excited email about her from a very prominent Socialist. Yesterday, a confirmed Anarchist who hasn’t voted in ten years joined us. The day before that, it was two people who had never voted, until this time! I’ve heard from lots of supporters who are Libertarians, and some Ron Paul partisans. Also an Ayn Rand fan and a Boston Tea Party member, and some from the Pirate Party. And of course, lots of dissatisfied disaffected disenchanted disenfranchised Democrats. There’ll be lots more of ‘em coming. We’ll need them. We’ll even take Republicans who’ve given up on the Right. If there are any Socialists or Communists out there, this is your chance to join a revolution.

If you’re a musician, you can record a Willie Nelson song in support of Legalizing Jack and Electing Jill. The song is called “A Peaceful Solution.” If you record it, Willie Nelson’s site may host it on the web. Learn it here: You can listen to the song, and a Marijuana Legalization speech from Jill Stein. http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2012/07/14/end-prohibition-now-jill-stein-willie-nelson-want-a-peaceful-solution

The far Right has controlled of this country for far too long. If you steer your car too far to the Right, it hits the edge of the road: What’s needed at this point, then, is to veer Left, because: Steering a “constant, steady, even-handed approach” takes us off the road and into the ditch; and then, making a sharp Right turn, as President Obama has done, well that flips the car and totals it. Now we’ve got four Right-leaning corporate-funded Koch Brothers-supported candidates against Jill Stein. Four Koch candidates who’ll allow environmental destruction by continuing to burn Oil and profit the Koch brothers. Four against Jill: They are: Obama, Romney, Ron Paul, and Gary Johnson: The libertarianism of Paul and Johnson allows burning Oil for profit – end of story. These four unfortunately stand ready to let the Global Warming Holocaust continue.

The Obromney Team gets lots of help from Big Oil, and they return the favor: By burning Oil, Natural Gas, and Coal for these three-and-a-half years instead of immediately switching to Clean Fuel, President Obama made fossil Fuel companies even filthier rich, but Obama has pushed world climate at the breaking point with these insane tactics, when he could have pushed Legalizing Hemp instead, which would give our country Energy Independent in about three months. Obama says that he wants Fracking (which poisons children’s drinking water) so that we can be Energy Independent, but using Hemp, we’d have a lot more “Natural Gas” a lot quicker, without causing any Global Warming, and without destructive Pipelines, and without poisoning any children. Barack Fracking Obromney is not your friend. (Of course, Obama’s position on Fracking greatly profits the Koch brothers [with much of their money in Dioxin-laden wood-pulp (non-Hemp) paper].)

Seek out our natural allies in every state: Native Americans, Native Alaskans, Native Hawai’ians; racial, ethnic, minority, and religious groups that are discriminated against; students, the Occupy Movement, the peace movement, Marijuana voters, teachers, Gays; Women; workers; environmentalists, anti-Nuke activists, Journalists (honest ones), people who want peace and freedom and justice. Future articles here will have pointers on how to talk to specific voter groups. 
You can get campaign updates and important news in my column here at FireDogLake.com. Hurry! http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/

The Marijuana industry is in control of the US Presidential Election. If Green Party Presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein, MD, carries the Medical Marijuana states, and the states voting on Marijuana this fall, and One More State, then she’ll be President. I iterate: If Jill Stein takes the states with proven Marijuana constituencies, and one more state, then, she wins! I say Go Ganja Jill!

You may have to squint your eyes, or squint your consciousness a little to interpret the map below. It shows in red the states that are polling for Romney, and in blue the states leaning toward Obama. If neither of the corporate stooges consistently leads in a state’s polls, I give that state to Stein and mark it green. Marijuana-friendly situations are marked in green, and so are completed Petitions to get Jill on the ballot. Look at all that green! A guide to reading this map is highlighted below in green. Here’s a link to a map at the Jill Stein for President site, which shows ballot access progress. http://www.jillstein.org/ballot

 

*AK(3)*


Romney

petition

  *mmj*


loophole

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*WA(12)* *MT(3)* *ND(3)* *MN(10)* *WI(10)* *MI(16)* *************** *MA(11)*  *VT(3)*   *NH(4)* *ME(4)*


~Obama~  RomneyRomney ~Obama~ **Stein* **Stein* ********* ~Obama~ ~Obama~ **Stein* ~Obama~

petition     petition    petition   petition   petition  *done*   *********** *done*     petition     petition     *done*


**mmj* **mmj*   ooooo      oooo    *prop*   **mmj*  *************** loophole   *prop*      **mmj*     **mmj*


*ballot*   ooooo  *ballot*    oooo     *hemp*  *ballot* ***************** *ballot*   socialist    **CD**     *hemp*

********

*OR(7)*   *ID(4)*   *WY(3)*   *SD(3)* ************* *IL(20)* *IN(11)**OH(18)* *NY(29)* *CT(7)* *RI(4)*

~Obama~ RomneyRomneyRomney ********* ~Obama~ **Stein* **Stein* ~Obama~~Obama~~Obama~

*done*    petition petition petition         ***********         *done*  petition  *done*    *done* petition  petition

*mmj*    *prop*        oooo        oooo       **********        *prop*     *prop    *prop*    *prop*  *mmj*   *mmj*

*ballot*    oooo          oooo     *hemp* ************** *ballot*     oooo  *ballot*  smokeasy   oooo       oooo

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***  *NV(6)*  *UT(6)*  *CO(9)*  *NE(5)*  *IA(6)* *WV(5)* *VA(13)* *DC(3)* *PA(20)* *DE(3)*  *NJ(14)

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**  **Stein* Romney **Stein* Romney **Stein* Romney **Stein* ~Obama~ **Stein* ~Obama~ ~Obama~

**    *????*   *done*    *done*   petition   petition   *done*   petition   *done*    petition    *done*    petition

**    *mmj*    oooo      *mmj(!)*   oooo      *mmj*    *prop*      oooo   *mmj*    *prop*      *mmj*     *mmj*

**    *prop*    oooo     *ballot*    oooo        *prop*    oooo      oooo    oooo        oooo     oooo       oooo

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*CA(55)* oooo    *KS(6)* *MO(10)* *OK(7)* *AR(6)* *TN(11)* *KY(8)* *NC(15)* *MD(10)*

~Obama~ oooo  Romney **Stein*   Romney Romney Romney Romney **Stein* ~Obama~

*done*   oooo     petition    petition    *????*    *done*    *done*  petition   petition   petition

*mmj(!)*  oooo    *prop*    *prop*    *prop*    *prop*    *prop*    *prop*    *prop*    *prop*

*ballot*   oooo       oooo     *ballot*     oo     *ballot*      oooo     *hemp*    oooo   oooo

********

*********   *AZ(11)* *NM(5)* *TX(38)* *LA(8)* *MS(6)* *AL(9)* *GA(16)* *SC(9)

*********    **Stein* **Stein* Romney Romney Romney Romney Romney **Stein

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********    *done*   *done*   *done*   *done*   *done*   petition   petition   *done

*********      *mmj*   *mmj*      oooo      oooo     *prop*     *prop*     oooo    *prop

*
**********        oooo      oooo    *Willie*   oooo         oooo    oooo      oooo   oooo

********

*HI(4)*  oooooo   oooo    ooooo  oooooo   ooooooo   oooo   oooo   *FL(29)*

~Obama~ oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo  **Stein*

*done*   oooo         oooo      ooooo     oooo  ooo  ooooo    oooo           *done*

*mmj*    oooo       oooo     ooooo       oooo    oooooo  ooo    oooo        *prop*

oooo    oooo       oooo      ooooo     oooooo   oooooo    oooo     loophole

 

How to Read this Map

A. Get so stoned that it looks like a map. See Florida in the lower right (Southeast) corner? All 50 states and the District of Columbia are situated approximately where they should be. Now look at the upper left (Northwest) corner. See Alaska? See how loop in the word loophole looks like the Aleutian Islands? See how the rest of that word looks like the Alaska Panhandle? No? Youi’d better smoke a little more smoke. Find your state on the map. Compare it to other states.

B. The caption for each state shows the state’s Presidential polling, states in which Jill Stein is on the ballot, and it shows the Marijuana legal situation in the state.

Line 1: Two-letter state abbreviation, followed in parentheses by the number of Electoral Votes the state is allotted.

Line 2: Tells who is consistently leading in Presidential polls in the state. If it has no consistent leader, I call it for Stein.

Line 3:Tells if Jill Stein’s petitioning is “done,” shown in green, or in progress, shown almost green, or not happening yet, show in purple.

Line 4: Tells ifthe state has Medical Marijuana [mmj]; if the state’s Medi-Juana is crucial to our national economy [mmj(!)]; and if the state had/has a Marijuana Proposition this year [prop].

Line 5: Tells if Marijuana is on the ballot in the state this year [ballot]; if outlaw Marijuana Smokeasies currently operate in the state [smokeasy]; if state citizens frequently use Civil Disobedience pot smoking to intimidate police [CD]; if the state has a strong Industrial Hemp movement [hemp]; if the state has Willie Nelson helping out its (Industrial) Hemp movement [Willie]; and if the state has a hidden loophole through which Marijuana is already more legal than it is in other states [loophole]. (Some stuff may spill over into other Lines.)

Loopholes: (1) In Florida, prescription Marijuana is already legal. Very few people get it. Elvy Musikka, a good friend of mine who has severe Glaucoma, is one of the few patients in this country getting it prescribed. Unfortunately, it is the worst pot you can imagine: The males and females aren’t separated; it’s harvested by lawnmower; if she gets a bud, it’s by accident; it’s warehoused for years so that by the time she gets it, she has to re-humidify it or it won’t even smoke. (2) In Ohio, if you possess less than 100 grams, you cannot even be ticketed. Nearly everyone in Ohio has under 100 grams. (3) Here in Massachusetts, if caught with Marijuana, the culprit doesn’t have to give the police his or her real name, and doesn’t have to pay the fine. Another Massachusetts Loophole: If the person caught with Marijuana is using it medicinally for Asthma, AIDS, or Cancer, then the charges must be dropped. (4) Alaska’s Supreme Court ruled Marijuana legal there. (~5) Wisconsin’s Constitution provides that possession of Marijuana on private property is not a crime unless and until someone files a complaint. (Wisconsin is not marked as a full Loophole on the map.)

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51-State Strategy

We first need to get Jill Stein on the ballot in many states. Everywhere we need to register people to vote. Get some forms and keep them with you. Below are examples of how to help our cause in each state, and who to reach out to there. We need to get her money to run her campaign. Not much, just a little. I’ve estimated how many Stoner Donors it takes in each state, if it’s just us coming up with the money, assuming that each Stoner Donor gives $250 to Jill Stein instead of buying that next bag of boo. The entry for each state tells how many Electoral Votes the state has (EV) and how many Stoner Donors (SDs) it takes to pull your state’s weight for this election

(538 Electoral Votes: 270 Needed to Win. 
States with Marijuana on the Ballot: 12, with 167 Electoral Votes. (The two California communities voting to restrict Medical Marijuana Dispensaries won this year – Marijuana will not be on the ballot in California in November. In Missouri, only Springfield is voting on it.) Current Medical Marijuana States: 19, with 176 Electoral Votes (only 170, not including Iowa). (Iowa’s Board of Pharmacy recommended Legalization, but its cowardly Legislature hasn’t done its duty yet.) States with Marijuana Propositions this year: 11, with 131 Electoral Votes. States with Smokeasies or other Civil Disobedient public pot smoking, or Loopholes allowing Legal Marijuana use, or strong Hemp movements, or a strong Socialist movement, or Willie Nelson: 11, with 142 Electoral Votes. States with Mighty Marijuana Movements This Year: 43 & DC: 471 Electoral Votes!)

If your state info needs updating for future editions of the data below, please contact Sticky Greens homepage. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sticky-Greens-homepage/166998176672767

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New England (On the Ballot in 2 of 6 States, 33 Electoral Votes; 2 made Matching Funds by July 1)

(See also New England Tour, below).


New Hampshire 4-EV 22-SDs ($5,443); Rich Zitola rich@jillstein.org 617-543-2579; Live Free or Die, get Jill Stein on the ballot; Medical Marijuana movement and would be vendors; people who smoke pot in public to intimidate the police; supporters of the nurse who became a Political Prisoner under Obama just because she helped her patient. At 4:20 every afternoon brave New Hampshire activists smoke Marijuana in public Civil Disobedience near police stations, city halls, courthouses, and other Government buildings – Nashua is particularly active – bring the Petitions to these people to sign, and have them contact their friends, Call Ben Schadtenburg for immediate organizing: 207-841-6595. See paragraphs 16, 34 (above).

Rhode Island 4-EV 22-SDs ($5,610); a lot of Rastafari in Rhode Island. Sign the paper. President Obama’s preventing the Dispensaries from opening should not be tolerated; vote the crook out! See paragraphs 16, 34, 36.


Vermont 3-EV 23-SDs ($5,706.11); http://www.advantagecreations.com/clients/bgp/index.htm & http://www.progressiveparty.org/ Vermont is a hard one. Please, Leftist Parties of Vermont, come join us: Progressive Party and Socialist Liberation Party: You should both know that Jill Stein evoked Socialism in her Green Party acceptance speech last month, and many other speakers at the Convention brought it up too! http://www.greenpartywatch.org/2012/07/17/jill-stein-presidential-acceptance-speech/ Marijuana Parties of Vermont, please join us for this Election. Jill Stein speaks out on Marijuana more than any other candidate I know. See paragraphs 16, 34, 37.


Maine 4-EV 27-SDs ($6,690); Maine’s Independent Green Party needs to fully unite with the state’s Medical Marijuana movement and growers. With a Jill and a Hemp economy future, Maine farmers stand to get wealthy. See paragraphs 16, 34, 35.

Connecticut 7-EV 45-SDs ($11,172.12); http://www.ctgreenparty.org/ 860-639-8101 or email jasonjortiz@gmail.com; or http://environmentalheadlines.com/ct/2012/07/31/earn-1-per-signature-petition-help-needed-to-get-jill-stein-on-the-ballot-in-ct/ See paragraphs 16, 34.

Massachusetts 11-EV 98-SDs ($24,172.12); Jill Stein’s home state and base of support. We need to educate the duped public, but they are thirsty for education, thirsty for more. The current Administration seems to think they know too much already. We’re ready for the struggle. See paragraphs 1, 16, 34.

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Florida & Texas (On the Ballot in Both States, 67 Electoral Votes; 2 made Matching Funds by July 1)

Oil is ruining Florida and Texas coasts and tourism and seafood and sea life. And Obama promises more. But the people haven’t forgotten.


Florida 29-EV 43-SDs ($10,838.95); Floridians are disgusted with both major Parties; Florida has more pot smokers, dealers, and smugglers than any other state, and all those people will be richer and better off with Jill Stein and Legal Marijuana. Also, being the first Jewish Presidential candidate in history might help Jill with some voters in Florida; See paragraphs 1, 16. (See also Community Radio Programming, below.)

Texas 38-EV 44-SDs ($10,987.10); immigration and smuggling issues; Oil, Gas, Pipelines; Texas is a leader in suppressing Civil Rights, where many millions of people want to escape their oppressors, and overthrow them. See paragraphs 1, 16.

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West Coast (On the Ballot in 4 of 5 States, 82 Electoral Votes; 3 made Matching Funds by July 1)


Alaska 3-EV 21-SDs ($5,385); See paragraphs 23, 24.

Hawai’i 4-EV 22-SDs ($5,570); when we gain our Freedom with Jill Stein, exotics like Hawai’ian Cannabis, Kava kava, Salvia divinorum, and ‘Shrooms could bring billions of dollars in to the islands.

Oregon 7-EV 43SDs ($10,705); Lots of radical environmentalists in the Northwest. See paragraphs 1, 32. See the Washington entry below.

Washington 12-EV 60-SDs ($14,964.05); hurry up, sign that Petition, Legalize it! See paragraphs 1, 32. We need Marijuana activists from Washington and Oregon to go into Idaho and Montana to help spread the word on Jill Stein and Marijuana. Defenders of the forest, help save our trees!

California 55-EV 91-SDs ($22,790.61); every Dispensary should organize all of its customers to donate to Jill Stein and work for her election, and finally get the Feds off their backs once and for all! Governor Jerry Brown, President Obama, US Attorney General Eric Holder, and California mayors waged war against Occupy by cooperating with police attacks against peaceful protesters with Torture devices that are War Crimes when used in war. See paragraphs 16.

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Midwest (On the Ballot in 3 of 8 States, 101 Electoral Votes; 5 made Matching Funds by July 1)


Iowa 6-EV 23-SDs ($5,769.05); This story that just came out may help her get on the ballot. http://www.dailyiowan.com/2012/07/25/Opinions/29250.html 319-331-9616; http://www.mpp.org/States/iowa/
 and http://www.tokeofthetown.com/2012/01/79-year-old_state_senator_drafts_medical_marijuana.php Iowa’s Medical Marijuana industry, and the movement for the 2012 Iowa Marijuana proposition need to unite with the Iowa Greens Immediately; because Jill needs 800 to 1,000 more signatures immediately. See paragraph 29.


Indiana 11-EV 26-SDs ($6,555); 33,742 signatures; http://ingp.info/ballot-access Indiana has a Marijuana proposition this year; with Marijuana and the Hemp energy economy, Indiana farmers are in a position to make billions of dollars. See paragraph 29. https://www.facebook.com/groups/rlipac/


Missouri 10-EV 27-SDs ($6,750); No Green presence in Missouri except an occasional Kansas City Greens meeting in a local bookstore. But there are lots of activists in Missouri, and a strong Marijuana movement. Marijuana is on the ballot in Springfield. http://nationalcannabiscoalition.com/2012/08/springfield-missouri-to-vote-on-cannabis-decriminalization/ See paragraphs 27, 30.

Ohio 18-EV 41-SDs ($10,355.02); Marijuana’s on the ballot, already got a legal loophole, this can be our territory, lots of activists, lots of Greens.

Michigan 16-EV 42-SDs ($10,522.78); Home of the great philosopher and Political Prisoner John Sinclair, Medical Marijuana, and Ann Arbor’s original $5 pot fine; Help Dr. Jill Stein, MD, Legalize Marijuana nationally.

Wisconsin 10-EV 44-SDs ($11,010.99); 4,000 signatures by August 7. Mail full Petitions to: Jill Stein for President, POB 260217 Madison WI 53726. Here’s the Petition. https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B6QqBAwtNkQ6YS1qR1FqMVZiWFU See paragraph 25. Friends of Ben Masel: We need you!  https://www.facebook.com/ben.masel and http://www.madisonnorml.org/ and http://www.benmaselproject.com/

Minnesota 10-EV 45-SDs ($11,383.70); 2,000 signatures by August 21. 612-860-7316. http://www.mngreens.org/news/07172012-1003am/help-get-jill-stein-and-cheri-honkala-ballot-minnesota


Illinois 20-EV 49-SDs ($12,218);
 See paragraph 26.

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Eastern Seaboard (On the Ballot in 3 of 7 States, 92 Electoral Votes; 6 made Matching Funds by July 1)

Delaware 3-EV 22-SDs ($5,650); home of pot opponent DuPont and the worst and most dishonest slate of politicians the world has ever known, starting with Vice President Joe Biden and his son. Treating the non-existent condition Marijuana addiction is an industry there; so is Medical Marijuana; those two factors could bring us good luck and demographic, and they must be tired of crooks by now.


District of Columbia 3-EV 40-SDs ($10,124.55); (Washington, DC, hopes to have its four Dispensaries up and running soon.) See paragraph 1.


Virginia 13-EV 41-SDs ($10,154.90); http://www.vagreenparty.org/ballotaccess/ballotaccess2012.html See paragraphs 1, 23.

Pennsylvania 20-EV 44-SDs ($10,917.85); Fracking central, and remember John Murtha. http://www.yorkdispatch.com/news/ci_21153152/green-party-wants-get-candidates-ballot 20,600 signatures. http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=8hbdnbkab&v=0010iyGwPSeYAHZw3RS-FhpDAaiLOozyI9x3ZgO3tngAcQuwUd2euepWO41u-pCANz6MtHEzpmi45Pug0oMiZfqGL5Zdhiw4FOZpoaqteSeUT21j_jGxiPbfCMxzLFeOPSPCjpQKZ3FJVs%3D

New Jersey 14-EV 44-SDs ($10,925); Medical Marijuana; crooked Government, Jersey needs Greens. http://www.gpnj.org/

Maryland 10-EV 44-SDs ($10,942.05); more than 1,000 still needed to make the 10,000 signatures. 410-429-MGP1. http://www.marylandgreenparty.org/2012/07/with-8866-signatures-verified-we-need.html


New York 29-EV 96-SDs ($23,945.28); Fracking, Stop and Frisk, Governor Cuomo with Mayor Bloomberg and President Obama waged war against peaceful protesters at Occupy Wall Street. Yippies are centered in New York, lots of activists there, High Times, world populations, United Nations. Poetry, politics, lots of stuff in New York. Everybody who cares about Civil Rights should be worried about the illegal and unconstitutional NYPD/CIA collaboration harassing Muslims and other ordinary citizens all over the Northeast. Also, being the first Jewish Presidential candidate in history could help Jill Stein with some voters in New York and nearby states.

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4 Corners & Nevada (On the Ballot in 4 of 5 States, 7 Electoral Votes; 3 made Matching Funds by July 1)

Nevada 4-EV 21-SDs ($5,312.47); http://gpnv.org/ See paragraph 27, 32.


Utah 6-EV 22-SDs ($5,395); Robert Redford, come on down!


New Mexico 5-EV 40SDs ($10,135.10); See paragraphs 1, 16.


Colorado 9-EV 43-SDs ($10,720.10); See paragraphs 1. Colorado’s Medical Marijuana output is influencing the entire world economy. Help Jill Stein, and her policies will help you. We also need people from Boulder area to go over to Laramie, Wyoming, to network to student activists there.

Arizona 11-EV 44-SDs ($10,948.50); See paragraphs 1, 16.

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Deep South (On the Ballot in 3 of 6 States, 60 Electoral Votes; 1 made Matching Funds by July 1)

Racist repression continues in the South. Barack Obama’s mercenaries carried out Genocide against Black people in Libya. Obama supports Slavery in Bahrain.

Mississippi 6-EV 20-SD ($5,020); see Louisiana entry below.


Louisiana 8-EV 20-SDs ($5,078); devastated by the flood and its response: Now Obama is going all out with more Oil drilling and spilling. The seafood is already poisoned, like the air and the water. Horrible police. We can help the people of the Gulf states get their freedom.


Georgia 16-EV 23-SDs ($5,843); See paragraphs 22, 23.


Alabama 9-EV 23-SDs ($5,850); https://www.facebook.com/pages/Green-Party-of-Alabama/123786197668410 & https://www.facebook.com/pages/Green-Party-of-Alabama/146623778738835 It looks like an Administrative Coup to me, an Intelligence hit: One week after Obama got in office, Alabama Greens were destroyed. http://irregulartimes.com/index.php/archives/2009/01/29/alabama-online-activism-disintegration/ Left in Ala. Bullshit site: http://www.leftinalabama.com/frontPage.do See paragraph 22, and Louisiana entry above.

South Carolina 9-EV 24-SDs ($5,944.12).

North Carolina 15-EV 42-SDs ($10,433); Lots of Rainbow, hippies, Deadheads, Phish fans, poets, and performers in Asheville and the rest of Western North Carolina. http://www.ncgreenparty.org/ See paragraphs 1, 22, 27.

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Eastern Mountain States (On the Ballot in 3 of 4 States, 30 Electoral Votes; None made Matching Funds by July 1)

West Virginia 5-EV 20-SDs ($5,040) See paragraph 39.


Kentucky 8-EV 21-SDs ($5,195); http://kygreenparty.org/?p=211 Green Democrats of Kentucky See paragraph 38, 39.

Arkansas 6-EV 22-SDs ($5,450); https://www.facebook.com/pages/Josh-Drake-for-Congress/145897998759965   and  http://www.arnorml.org/  See paragraph 39.

Tennessee 11-EV 29-SDs ($7,368); Lots of Marijuana support for Jill Stein showed in monetary contributions here. See paragraph 39.

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Great Plains (On the Ballot in Zero of 5 States – 1 is Petitioning, 24 Electoral Votes; None made Matching Funds by July 1)

The Obama Administration treats the people of the America’s Heartland as if they’re complete buffoons: Propaganda tells them that Fracking and the Pipeline From Nowhere will help their economy. If President Obama had any spine, he’d stand up against it, instead, he plays along, gets hand-picked audiences who applaud every time that he brags about being the “Fracking President” or “George W. Obama on climate issues” or poisoning all the world’s children with his Fracking Pipeline of Bull. The Democratic Party never really made it in this part of the country; its lands need protectors; big Hemp growing region. http://blackagendareport.com/content/should-we-really-re-elect-fracking-president

South Dakota 3-EV 20-SDs ($5,010); Sioux natives of the Pine Ridge Reservation grew Hemp to make Hempcrete bricks. The Hempcrete idea has also caught on in North Dakota. The Government of course doesn’t allow them to make bricks out of Hemp, although, if everyone did it, That Would Actually Reduce Or Could Even Cure Global Warming! That removes Carbon from our atmosphere. http://www.gp.org/states/sdakota.shtml See paragraph 33.

Oklahoma 7-EV 2o-SDs ($5,045); http://jmbranum.com/sites/okgreens/lawsuit.htm See paragraph 27.


North Dakota 3-EV 2o-SDs ($5,110); See also South Dakota entry, above; https://www.facebook.com/greenpartynd See paragraph 33.

Kansas 6-EV 2o-SDs ($5,111.02); https://www.facebook.com/pages/Green-Party-of-Kansas/131986676846288 There was a Green Party Meeting Monday July 16, 2012, at Aquarius Book Store in Kansas City, Missouri, across the river. Mark Creamer who wrote the Hemp Manifesto is from Lawrence, Kansas. http://www.honkforhemp.com/manifest.htm


Nebraska -EV 22-SDs ($5,375); http://www.nebraskagreens.org/contact_us Nebraska Greens are really into Hemp, even on their Party website.

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Northern Rockies (On the Ballot in Zero of 3 States, 10 Electoral Votes; None made Matching Funds by July 1)

The Democratic Party never really made it in this part of the country; its lands need protectors; big pot-growing region.


Wyoming 3-EV 20-SDs ($5,000); Fantastic wildlife in beautiful Wyoming; https://www.facebook.com/pages/Green-Party-of-Wyoming/142288685809156 We need people from Boulder area of Colorado to do outreach to the college students of Laramie, which is where our strength will lie in this state. Wyoming is dominated by Fossil Fuels. In the early 1920s, when the President’s Interior Secretary Albert Fall took a Bribe from Sinclair Oil for private-profit access to what should be public: Our natural resources. When news of the Tea Pot Dome scandal broke, President Harding mysteriously died, killed by Oil interests everyone assumed, even encyclopedias of the 1920s and -30s. But today’s encyclopedias and almanacs don’t mention how suspicious it was. Five days after Fall was convicted, Oil speculators, stock traders, and bankers plunged us into the Great Depression on Black Tuesday, October 29, 1929. http://www.laramiecountyclerk.com/elections.aspx and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wyoming#Mineral_production See paragraph 32.

Montana 3-EV 20-SDs ($5,075); Montanans launched a recall of Senators who approved NDAA Military Detention; but unfortunately we will probably not be on the ballot in Montana – it’s past the deadline; we need the Medical Marijuana industry there to stand up: You Legalized it statewide, but Obama is hatefully harassing the patients; we need Marijuana activists from Washington and Oregon to come over and help spread the word. http://www.mtgreens.org/ See paragraph 32.


Idaho 4-EV 21-SDs ($5,265); Lots of Native Americans. A Marijuana proposition, but you need the right President, such laws are hard to implement; we need Marijuana activists from Washington and Oregon to come over and help spread the word. http://www.idahogreenparty.org/ 208-344-6804

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The people of every state want the Clean Energy that a Hemp economy will bring. We all want to end Global Warming. We all want there to be millions of good jobs available, as we can get through Jill Stein’s Green New Deal. We all want peace and freedom and Human Rights, not just for ourselves, but for our sisters and brothers around the globe, and for future generations. We can’t go ahead and destroy it just because somebody gave the President a bunch of money. The people of every state want to Legalize pot. The people of every state want to end Prohibition.

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http://stickygreen.webs.com/

Here’s how you can help:
1. Tell people about Jill Stein and ending Prohibition and ending Global Warming and Oil Wars.
2. Register people to vote and/or encourage lots of people to register: The local town hall or courthouse has forms. It’s good to keep some handy.
3. Sign the Petition to get Jill on the ballot in your state, if she isn’t already on it there. (There are also petitions one may sign to get her into the debates with Obama and Romney. http://letjilldebate.blogspot.com/2012/07/petition-data-entry-form.html )(There’s also one to get her on the Daily Showhttp://www.change.org/petitions/the-daily-show-have-green-party-presidential-candidate-jill-stein-on-as-a-guest )( Along the same vein, there’s a Facebook effort to get a Green candidate on Real Time with Bill Maher.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/173407432675526/  )
4. Join your local Green Party. http://localgreenparty.org/ If there isn’t one, start a local Sticky Greens chapter. You can focalize it at the Sticky Greens homepage. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sticky-Greens-homepage/166998176672767
5. Donate to the campaign. It is essential that somebody do this. The Obromneys have zillions. We just need a few people in each state to donate to Jill Stein for President. Here are three different ways to donate money:
~a. In every state, we need grassroots citizens to form Pound O’Pot Stoner Donor groups of twenty, as discussed above, wherein each Stoner Donor gives or gathers at least $250 to the campaign. https://jillstein.nationbuilder.com/donate
~b. Freedom Riders are needed to the Deep South, Georgia, Alabama, and North Carolina. We need people to make the ride, people in Georgia or Alabama or NC to house them, and people to donate to the effort. http://www.georgiagreenparty.org/
~c. Donate directly to the Sticky Greens effort to elect Jill Stein President in 2012: We just need a tiny amount compared to the rest of the campaign, but we have the connections and expertise to carry out a few essential pieces:
~~~I. $900 to Tampa Community Radio WMNF 88.5 FM (“As Far Left As You Can Go, and Still Be On the Radio”) programming: We have pledged a donation of $900: The premium gift that we’ll receive in appreciation for that donation is hosting three of the most popular shows on the station: We’ll host 7 hours of Jill Stein programming (including recordings of her, live talk and performance, recorded music, and if we’re lucky, the candidate herself will be live on the show). This is a four-and-a-half million person radio market, and a far-Leftist radio station of committed activists, in the center of Florida, the state with the third-most electoral votes. We will host three of the most popular shows on this station, shows which already have dedicated followings of lots of activists. 7 hours of programming, most popular shows on a Left-leaning Community station, which is one of the most successful Community Radio stations on the planet, and one of the hippest. As far as I know, it’s the best radio station anywhere. Its listeners are our natural allies and Jill Stein’s logical constituents. We can and we must spur thousands of these activists to blanket Florida for us. We can win Florida, and if we do this programming, it could help us win Vermont and California too. (If we have a chance to host more programs [as premiums] at WMNF, aside from these three, we will try to do that too. Thanks to WMNF consciousness raising, Tampa recently elected both a Green and a Socialist.)
~~~II.  $500 to present a Jill Stein program at the Yippie Cafe and Museum in New York City: The event will raise consciousness about Medical Rights activist and our Yippie brother, Political Prisoner Dana Beal, whom the Obama Administration is trying has locked up for saving people’s lives. https://www.facebook.com/groups/143405647913/ And there’s more about Dana Beal, and about Jill Stein, in this link: http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2012/04/22/presidential-contender-jill-stein-issues-major-statement-on-marijuana-to-mark-420/
~~~III. $500 for a New England Tour recruiting Marijuana activists and getting the necessary signatures to get Jill on the ballot in the other four New England states. All of New England has anti-establishment politics and a strong Marijuana movement;
~~~IV. $??? A Virtual Calling Room of well-connected activists. When Jill Stein was trying to make Matching Funds a few weeks ago, it looked like she had no chance, since only 9 of the 20 states…well, I already told you about that. But, there’s also this: Two years ago, I was working for Jill Stein for Governor. I wrote a Rock Opera and presented it at the University of Massachusetts. Jill Stein opened for me. It was by far the largest attended Jill Stein event of her entire Gubernatorial campaign, and it significantly changed her poll numbers at UMass versus the incumbent Governor. And I’m just one guy typing. Imagine if we had a Virtual Calling Room of seven dedicated activists, each of them with tremendous networks and skills! And we don’t need our calling room to raise money this time: We just need to raise consciousness: These seven people – I’ll accept no substitutes – can help us win California, Florida, Texas, New England, Kentucky, the Midwest… Look, if you think we’ve already got it wrapped up, maybe you think we don’t really need more of a push; but I think we do need this push. Here’s where to donate specifically to the Sticky Greens effort.

http://stickygreen.webs.com/

Anyone can donate to the Sticky Greens, there’s no limit, no restriction, no tax deduction. You can donate directly just because you want to, but if you also want some premiums for your donation, that is possible too. For a donation of just $7 you can get 2 great radical Bumper Stickers to help us Grow Jack and Elect Jill (we are the Sticky Greens); choose any two from the list below, or choose two from the pre-selected Matching Sets. (Note, that only about $5 of that $7 is actually donated, since the postage and materials will cost about $2 per pair.) If we get 420 of these $7 donations, that will pay for the WMNF Tampa Community radio shows, the Yippie Cafe event for Dana Beal and Jill Stein, and the New England Tour. For the calling room, we’d need more.

Here’s the list: Watch for new Bumper Stickers added at the ends of the updated lists.

Bumper Stickers: Stoners for Stein; Sticky Greens; Ganja Jill Stein 2012; Ganja Jill Stein for President; Jill Stein 2012; Stein/Honkala-Sticky Greens 2012; Stein-Honkala 2012; Jack & Jill 2012; Stop the Obromney Team: Vote Jill Stein; Obromney is a Crook; No Oil War!; Invasion is for Suckers; Say No to War Mongers; Don’t Go To War; Drones Kill Babies; Stop Torturing Bradley Manning; Tear Gas is Torture; Tear Gas is a War Crime; War Crimes Are Hate Crimes; Prosecute War Crimes; Free the Bahrain Slaves; Lesser Evil? Then End Bahrain Slavery!; Stop Bahrain Genocide; Stop the Bahrain Genocides!; Stop Haitian Genocide; Stop Somali Genocide; Stop US War Crimes in Yemen; Stop Starting Civil Wars; Stop Deportations for the Hell of It; Mexicans are People; Only Fascist Countries Stage Show Trials; Stop Book Burning; Stop Global Warming (ask me how); Drilling for OIL is Primitive, Superstitious, Anti-Scientific; No Fracking Way!; NO Pipeline from Hell; Tell the President to Stop Lying About Energy; No Such Thing as Clean Coal; No Such Thing as Clean Natural Gas; No Such Thing as Clean Nukes; If He Lies About Nuke Safety, He’ll Lie About Anything; A Republicrat is NOT a Legitimate Candidate; Republicrats Suck; Prosecute Wall Street; Prosecute Banksters; Protest The Democrats At Bank Of America Stadium; Grow Up & Register to Vote.

Matched Sets: Jill Stein for President//Hemp for the Future; Jill Stein for President//Clean Energy Future; Stein-Honkala 2012//Energy Independent in 100 Days; Jill Stein for President//Cheri Honkala for Vice President; Dr. Jill Stein, MD for President//Medical Marijuana 2012; Peace, Pot & Personal Freedom//Vote for Jill Stein; A Smiling Crook is Still a Crook//The Lesser Evil is Evil; Jill Stein-Willie Nelson//A Peaceful Solution; Elect Jill Stein//Smoke Jack Herer; President Jill Stein 2012//Jack Herer Election Night; Guns Smuggled to Mexico//With the Democratic Party’s Ethics; Legalize Marijuana This November//Jill Stein for President; Green Energy GOOD//Coal, Oil, Gas, Nukes BAD; Fossil Fuels Cause Global Warming//Yes They Do; Stop the Obromney Team//Vote Jill Stein; Stop the Obromney Team//Vote Ganja Jill Stein; Republicrats are Fascist//Vote Green; Obromney is Two Liars//Vote Jill Stein 2012; Looks Like We All Got Took: The President Is A Crook.

Watch for new Bumper Stickers added at the ends of the above lists, which will be updated.

http://stickygreen.webs.com/

 

by normanb

New York Times Bribes Obama and Romney, After Campaigns Demand It

5:42 am in Uncategorized by normanb

New York Times Bribes Obama and Romney Because Campaigns Demand It — by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)

 

New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters revealed this week that his paper Bribes both President Barack Obama and his Republican opponent Mitt Romney. He reported that the Times began giving the Bribes after they were Blackmailed by both Obromney campaigns. Peters said that the Washington Post also pays the Bribes, as do Reuters news service and Bloomberg News. Peters indicated that all four were Blackmailed by the two campaigns into agreeing to pay the Bribery. He says many other news outlets have been victimized by the Republicrats during this rigged Election.

Allowing the President to Censor the Press marks a Government as overtly Fascist.

http://www.democracynow.org/2012/7/18/headlines/us_media_granting_politicians_final_say_on_attribution_quotations

The report begins at 9:28 in the video below:

 

 

Both Barack Obromney and Mitt Obromney are taking part in the Blackmail and Accepting the Bribes. We need an Independent Prosecutor right away!

Accepting Censorship privileges is Accepting a Bribe. The definition of Bribery is a gift that alters the behavior of the recipient. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bribery

Refusing to give interviews unless allowed Censorship privileges is Blackmail. The definition of Blackmail is making unjustified threats to make a gain. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackmail

by normanb

Obama’s Torture Chief Omar Suleiman (who Caused the Egyptian Revolution with Mubarak) Suddenly Gets Dead

5:43 am in Uncategorized by normanb

Obama’s Torture Chief Omar Suleiman (who Caused the Egyptian Revolution with Mubarak) Suddenly Gets Dead — by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)

 

Omar Suleiman, who Tortured victims for Barack Obama and George W. Bush, mysteriously got dead in a US hospital today, where he was supposedly being tested for something undisclosed. Clearly, the person who benefits from this killing the most is President Obama. Interestingly, Barack Obama claims that he is allowed to order Murders against Arabs anywhere in the world. Omar Suleiman is an Arab.

In fact, according to Medea Benjamin’s LinkTV lecture, President Obama’s policy regarding beards is: If a man or boy has a beard and is killed by a drone, that man was a “militant.” The implication is that killing a man or boy with a beard is always OK to do. Omar Suleiman has a beard. Had. http://www.linktv.org/programs/medea-benjamin-drone-warfare

President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, and then-CIA-director-now-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, incompetents all, were all into sending their Torture victims to Omar Suleiman in Fascist Egypt. http://www.opednews.com/articles/Obama-s-gambit-Holding-Eg-by-Wayne-Madsen-110204-704.html

Suleiman was also into rigging the election in Gaza. We wouldn’t want any testifying about that, would we? http://emptywheel.firedoglake.com/2011/02/07/why-we-were-unprepared-for-hamas-2006-victory-in-gaza/

Under insistence from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Obama, Suleiman was christened Vice President of Egypt, late in President Hosni Mubarak’s Fascist 30-year reign of terror. Suleiman’s death prevents him from testifying about his Torture for the US Presidents, after Obama and Bush had their victims illegally “renditioned.” He was being sued for Torture by Australian victim Mahmoud Habib. http://my.firedoglake.com/valtin/2011/04/26/rendition-victim-mamdouh-habib-sues-omar-suleiman-for-torture/

http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2011/s3192562.htm

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2003/aug/06/guantanamo.australia

http://emptywheel.firedoglake.com/2011/02/07/hillary-cant-decide-whether-to-impose-democracy-or-not/

http://www.tenterfieldstar.com.au/news/national/national/general/habib-overwhelmed-by-egypt-welcome/2250419.aspx

http://emptywheel.firedoglake.com/2011/02/06/claiming-consensus-omar-suleiman-promises-to-hold-protesters-accountable/

President Obama’s policies toward Arabs, Muslims, people with beards, and his other Torture and Murder/Assassination victims, these policies are Hate Crimes. America, you should be ashamed of yourself.

http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2011/02/04/as-obamas-egyptian-torture-team-shoots-doctors-his-yemeni-programs-to-assassinate-muslims-and-bomb-citizens-spark-revolution/

http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2011/02/17/tiananmen-update-obama-thugs-torture-journalists-activists-and-murder-pro-democracy-protesters-in-yemen-bahrain/

http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2011/02/03/right-now-obama-suleiman-torture-brigade-egyptian-army-attack-round-up-journalists-activists/

http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2011/02/02/right-now-anderson-cooper-attacked-by-obamas-torture-regime-suleimans-thugs/

http://emptywheel.firedoglake.com/tag/omar-suleiman/

 

by normanb

US/Al Qaida Genocidal Oil Dictatorship Torturing Black Libyans: Obama & NY Times say Rigged Election was Cool

10:47 pm in Uncategorized by normanb

US/Al Qaida Genocidal Oil Dictatorship Torturing Black Libyans: Obama & NY Times say Rigged Election was Cool — by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)

 

These guys did not get to vote, even though no one could possibly be more patriotic than them: During their Torture at the hands of US-backed mercenaries in this video, watch them forced to eat green Libyan flags.

 

 

Before the Obama Administration’s US Military crushed Arab Spring by starting its war against Libya, that country’s leader Moammar Gaddafi enjoyed wide support among Black Africans living mainly in Libya’s South. After the US hired Al Qaida mercenaries to overthrow Gaddafi, the new Al Qaida Dictatorship now running Libya carried out widespread repression, Torture, and Genocide against Black Africans. I have seen no reports that any Black Africans voted in the Parliamentary Election there this weekend.

US President Barack Obama’s praise of the Libyan Election was quite echoic of his praise for the “Elections” following the Fascist takeovers that were parts of his Administration’s Administrative coup de tats that Obama’s CIA carried out in Honduras in 2010, in the Maldives earlier this year, and in Paraguay two weeks ago. The New York Times propaganda headline yesterday also said it was a mainly good Election. The problem I see with it is the Election workers Assassinated, polling officials Murdered, and the ballots burned. l call that a “Rigged Election.” But President Obama and inept media with misinformed readers and viewers call it cool. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/08/us-libya-elections-obama-idUSBRE86700X20120708

http://www.euronews.com/2011/08/22/obama-praises-libyans-courage-and-sacrifices/

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2009/nov2009/hond-n09.shtml

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/d-s-hube/2012/04/17/obama-maldives-gaffe-uncharacteristic-more-akin-bush

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/07/201278122117670811.html

http://guyana.hoop.la/displayForumTopic/content/283892053966117963

http://upsidedownworld.org/main/news-briefs-archives-68/3739-the-paraguayan-coup-how-agribusiness-landowning-and-media-elite-and-the-us-are-paving-a-way-for-regional-destabilization

The New York Times quotes an official of the Fascist Al Qaida regime, an apparent propagandist, saying that it was “very peaceful.” Helicopter shot down, Assassinations, ballots burned …. mainly without incident. http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/world/libyans-vote-in-first-election-in-more-than-40-years-643722/

normanb July 8th, 2012 at 10:49 pm 1

Yahoo/AP reports that two people were Murdered carrying out the Election. HuffPost claims just one. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/07/libya-election_n_1656370.html?utm_hp_ref=world Someone shot down a helicopter carrying Election equipment. Also, two rockets were fired at the Benghazi Medical Center. http://www.focus-fen.net/index.php?id=n282600

Like most wars, this one was fought to raise the price of Oil. This one also had the direct effect stealing Oil that a country had been using to support itself, and handing that Oil and its attendant economy to Oil corporations. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-01-19/conoco-books-tanker-to-ship-libyan-oil-to-u-s-shipbrokers-say.htm Mercenaries during the 2011 US War on Libya were paid by BP, Blackwater, and ultimately, by US. At the top of the page is a recent video upload of Black Africans still being Tortured by the current Libyan mercenary Dictatorship. US-backed Al Qaida mercenaries have stuffed Libyan flags into Black people’s mouths, and are forcing them to eat the flags.

The US-backed Al Qaida Torture Atrocities include gang rapes against Black Libyan women. http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2011/09/07/123403/african-women-say-rebels-raped.html#storylink=omni_popular

BrasscheckTV says Obama’s Genocidal actions in Libya constitute War Crimes. http://www.brasschecktv.com/videos/war-crimes/ethnic-cleaning-in-libya.html

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2012/01/2012126133028210385.html

http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/2012/libya260212.html

http://runronpaul.com/interviews/the-al-qaeda-flag-is-now-flying-high-and-proud-over-libya-as-ron-paul-predicted/

And here are more Torture videos, and background information, if you’re not sick enough from what you’ve already read and seen. Firedoglake.com is one of the only US media outlets covering the Libya situation, instead of Covering it Up.

http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2012/02/28/videos-of-obama-death-squad-committing-genocide-torture-against-black-people-in-libya/

http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2011/02/28/gen-mccaffrey-gaddafi-will-inevitably-be-murdered-but-saudi-invasion-of-slave-state-bahrain-to-prop-up-obama-thugs-is-more-important/

http://my.firedoglake.com/alfreed369/2011/10/21/16-things-libyans-will-never-see-again/

http://my.firedoglake.com/slindauer/2011/03/28/libyas-blood-for-oil-the-vampire-war/

http://my.firedoglake.com/iflizwerequeen/2011/08/30/an-al-qaeda-asset-is-the-top-rebel-libyan-military-commander-in-tripoli/

http://news.firedoglake.com/2012/01/27/doctors-without-borders-describes-being-asked-to-treat-patients-between-torture-sessions-in-libya/

http://my.firedoglake.com/wendydavis/2011/10/21/libya-and-the-one-percent/

http://my.firedoglake.com/saintpeterii/2011/02/25/mercenaries-mercenaries-everywhere/

http://my.firedoglake.com/phoenix/2011/04/01/why-did-france-and-the-uk-want-us-to-help-them-help-the-libyans-400000-refugees/

http://my.firedoglake.com/danps/2011/09/10/libya-the-latest-failure-of-americas-war-policy/

Prison Planet noted that the fully corporate Huffington Post favored the invasion. http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-prepares-invasion-of-libya-under-humanitarian-cover.html

Here is President Obama lying about the US invasion of Libya, and the US-backed Al Qaida Genocide against the Black people of Libya. He claims it to be a “broad international effort” when in fact more than 95% of the bombing runs were by US Military aircraft. He claims that the invasion avoided Humanitarian catastrophe, when in fact it brought Genocide against the Black people there. President Obama lies to the American people in this video, seeking to legitimize his War Crimes in Libya. Please compare his bullshit to the more level-headed words of Russian President Vladimir Putin in the video that follows. http://live.wsj.com/video/obama-libya-mission-averted-humanitarian-disaster/3064390D-03DB-4704-BB89-FDE823C86DD9.html#!3064390D-03DB-4704-BB89-FDE823C86DD9

 

You’ll note that President Obama claims his attack on Benghazi is noble. You’ll also note that Benghazi is one place where ballots were burned and looted. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/07/us-libya-elections-protest-idUSBRE86604920120707

That last report was from RT out of Russia. Of course, US-backed far-Right Libyan mercenaries arrested Journalists from Press TV of Iran during the conflict. http://www.presstv.ir/detail/228888.html

The British later revoked their license. http://www.rt.com/news/iranian-presstv-license-revoked-333/ The US Government named the Journalists at both Press TV and RT of Russia as enemies. If you’ve never watched them, both are much better journalism than we usually find on PBS, on Fox, or on ABCNNBCBS.

 

Of course, one of the first things NATO did in Libya was bomb the Journalists in the broadcast center. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/8560856/Libyan-state-television-claims-Nato-bombed-broadcast-centre.html

The US-installed Fascist Government in Libya immediately initiated Fascist Reforms, and cracked down on Freedom of the Press. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jun/22/libyan-misrata-tough-foreign-media

by normanb

Saturday Night Live Endorses Jill Stein!

6:15 am in Uncategorized by normanb

Saturday Night Live Endorses Jill Stein! — by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)

normanb May 13th, 2012 at 7:23 am

 

Here is the video

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Last night NBC’s Saturday Night Live endorsed Green candidate Jill Stein for President [but not in those words], while decrying what looks like a disgraceful sham of an election: The skit “Funkytown Debate” depicted two male candidates, a Black incumbent and a White challenger, who are extremely dishonest, spewing nothing but lies and propaganda in their speeches and ads. They are hokey hucksters, charlatans, crooks through and through, lapdogs constantly flip-flopping for their corporate overlords

First the Obama character came out laughing and lying his head off about cleaning up the Gulf of Mexico Oil spill. So he went way way way over budget, who cares?! What a party! Then, over to the far-too-rich know-nothing corporate slickshit campaign: Musical guest Usher, as Romney’s valet, accused the Obama character of “chang[ing] his answers” from what he had promised four years earlier.

But what I am most impressed about is the quality of Saturday Night Live itself, especially the contrast from four years ago: That election, SNL was part of the rigging! Let me take you back, if I can.

By November 2007, the American electorate had rejected the mainstream media completely, and was getting most of its “news” from comedic fake news shows like SNL, Maher, Stewart, and Colbert. Then the Networks did something unreasonable causing all the comedy writers to go out on strike, in December, with the Primaries just weeks away – expected in February, or maybe even in January. And Facebook hadn’t yet surfaced as a way to spread news, or overthrow the Government, so people had no news whatsoever, and just when they needed it most, to make their most monumental decision in years!

During the news black-out, on Christmas Eve 2007, someone shot and killed Dennis Kucinich’s brother. Barack Obama called Kucinich right away. Also right away, police ruled that it was Suicide. Dennis Kucinich was one of the only peace-pot-&-personal-freedom candidates in the race, and the killing really set him back. Mike Gravel was another peace-and-pot candidate. Saturday Night Live‘s take on them then was this: Kucinich and Gravel are crazy and ridiculous. Gravel was portrayed as dangerously insane.

This time, both Obama and Romney were shown as dangerously incompetent, virulent liars, and without a trace of concern for the people, and not very smart. Both Obromneys are childish and keep trying to distract from what’s real. They want to change the subject and fool people. The Jill Stein character comes across as the only mature adult in the group. She talks economic specifics, tax code and such. Corporate TV and corporate candidates will have none of it. They Cover her Up and block her out! That explains why Greens and Libertarians are not invited to the Debate Commission’s faux Debates:

Jill Stein would make these clowns look stupid. Gary Johnson would spotlight their inability to tell the truth. Rosanne Barr would have them looking sheepish and talking backward. A poll in January said two-thirds of likely voters would vote for a non-Republicrat. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0112/71718.html Another poll I heard quoted on TV news last week said 51% think Obama frequently misleads the public, while 63% think the same of Romney. Can anybody still believe the Obromney monoparty, now that they’ve been crying “Wolf!” so much and for so long?

But let’s also look back, to see what did happen around the real Debate that year. That first 2008 Debate was sponsored by AARP – which gets money in kickbacks from Insurance companies and Big Pharma. AARP can never allow single-payer candidates, it would cost them money. They announced that Kucinich, Gravel, and Obama were not invited to this Debate. The next day, Obama announced that he was against single-payer, after his Primary opponent Hillary Clinton had ridiculed the single-payer idea in an interview. Obama quickly got an invitation.

When the several candidates got out on stage – without Gravel or Kucinich – there was no need to ask about peace or pot, everybody was against it! And instead of Debating single-payer, the moderator merely stated: “I don’t think that anybody here is for single-payer. If you are, raise your hand.” No one did.

That made me remember back to 1993, when I was proud of Hillary Clinton’s White House Health Care Task Force. For the first month, she didn’t even say that her program would allow the existence of Insurance or Drug companies. But then, she was universally attacked by nearly every newspaper in America. (Remember newspapers?!) So, she let the corps play. Oh, well.

Now, flash forward to 2009: Obama says he’s trying to fix health care, but instead teams up with AARP and Senator Max “Bogus” Baucus to crush single-payer. What a crook!

Jill Stein doesn’t have a loud voice, but she speaks the truth.

by normanb

Kony 2012: 50 Million Join Murderous Lynch Mob Propaganda to Shout ‘Death Squads Do Your Duty!’

1:26 pm in Uncategorized by normanb

Kony 2012: 50 Million Join Murderous Lynch Mob Propaganda to Shout ‘Death Squads Do Your Duty!’ — by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)

Lynching is named after “Judge” Lynch of Lynchburg, Virginia. Nearly 5,000 people have been lynched in the United States. 73% of them were Black. I was born in Virginia.

President Barack Obama just officially endorsed the world’s largest Lynch Mob. More than 50 million people have watched the video Kony 2012 in the last few days, as it soared viral. It swept the nation like a storm – through the internet. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/kony-2012-campaign-gets-support-of-obama-others/2012/03/08/gIQArnHkzR_blog.html

It is a propaganda campaign, a ruse, an attempt to Cover Up, rationalize, legitimize, and ‘justify’ the Intrigues and Murders by the Obama Death Squads (ODS) in Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, Central and South America, and island nations.

With aid from Intelligence, this video about a minor African warlord suddenly went viral, just in time. So far, the Cover-Up is working.

Millions of mentally ill individuals are now promoting the pro-Assassination video, and sending zillions of dollars to invisible children! How do we know that they are mentally ill? Only the mentally ill join lynch mobs:

Even if they were sane before they signed on to the Murder Conspiracy, once they threw their support behind it, each of them consciously decided to Murder Mr. Kony, who is Black … believe me, while they are participating in the lynch mob, each of them is certifiably violently insane.

http://i.imgur.com/K3mgn.jpg

I’ve been sad to see some here at FireDogLake passing along lynch mob info without forcefully opposing it. Try to remember, killing people is wrong. Jesus even said so. Here’s an exposé of Kony 2012. [This is soundtrack only, so (if you're a multi-tasker) you can play the sound on another tab as you read on.] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nE4Z_iUTuw8

Get with the program! Get with the group! Get with the mob!

Kony 2012 swamped the news, it was all over! You know what else was in the news? A stupid, relatively meaningless Republican race that nobody cares about. The Republicans aren’t even trying to win, because they know they could never elect somebody as far-Right as Obama: Oh, they keep pretending they don’t like him, and keep running against him, but the far-Right Republicans have never had it so good!

Rick Santorum is just jumping up and down waving his arms around screaming ‘I’m the Stupid candidate! I’m the anti-environment candidate! I’m the dangerous candidate! If you don’t vote for Obama, then you’re Stupid!‘ Obama is truly the most effective Republican President since Grant.

What is Covered Up: Meanwhile Vice President Joe Biden was down in Central America palling around with the world’s most Murderous monster, Honduran Dictator “Pinochet” Lobo, boss of the most active and notorious Obama Death Squad.

Pinochet Lobo’s ODS Murdered at least 20 journalists and 75 lawyers in Honduras during the run-up to Biden’s visit. Reporters were slaughtered throughout the region, in what can only be described as a bloodbath. (That article’s coming, and I’ll link at the end of this one.)

Obama Death Squads also Murdered at least 20 more journalists in Mexico and throughout the region. I don’t yet have stats on lawyer Murders in Mexico and the rest of Central America.

All authorities see Agosto Pinochet as a horrible bloody monster. And it is Pinochet’s career that Lobo’s Obama Death Squad seeks to emulate and duplicate in triplicate. Obama and Biden and Clinton must stop supporting these Assassinations by Pinochet Lobo’s ODS.

Here’s Foreign Affairs‘ take on the Kony propaganda from a few months ago, and The Atlantic‘s from a few days ago. http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/136673/mareike-schomerus-tim-allen-and-koen-vlassenroot/obama-takes-on-the-lra

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/03/the-soft-bigotry-of-kony-2012/254194/

The Ugandan Government is even trying to slow down the Murderous mob by casting doubt on the propaganda campaign! http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Watch+facts+viral+Kony+campaign+Uganda+warns/6280830/story.html

Obama used the Kony old news to ‘legitimize’ his invasion of Uganda, Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and recently “independent” South Sudan, five months ago in October 2011.

US Intelligence is also using this Kony propaganda campaign to to trick mentally ill Americans into supporting ODS activity around the globe. Our Government is making millions more Americans mentally ill by committing these Crimes Against Humanity in our names. MyFDL’s bradk called Obama out on the invasion when it happened. http://my.firedoglake.com/bradk/2011/10/14/wtf-obama-orders-us-troops-to-invade-four-african-countries/ <See the first Comment (below) for the working version of this link.>

How many countries has Obama invaded? http://vidrebel.wordpress.com/2011/10/16/poll-how-many-nations-has-america-invaded-answer-ten/

And, here’s some disgusting pro-Murder propaganda. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/kony-2012-president-obama-throws-support-behind-viral-video-filmmaker-deflects-critics-article-1.1036121

And, here’s some disgusting pro-Murder propaganda directly from the US Government, President Obama’s Propaganda Minister Jay Carney expressing the Obama Administration’s support for the propaganda effort.

Nearly five thousand people have been reported lynched in the US. 73% of them have been Black. So far.

There are of course the obvious parallels in the Kony lynch mob to our collective insanity when we the American people joined in bloodthirsty lynch mobs against dark-skinned Muslims like Dictator Saddam Hussein and that terrible TV star Osama bin Laden.

Oh, yeah, and the lynch mob that killed that poor Black Somali child trying to protect African resources – you know, the kid that President Obama called a “pirate” and ordered him shot. He might have been a Muslim too.

But I am struck by two other parallels.

I made a pilgrimage to Rosewood, Florida, with my partner and chicks in tow, a decade-and-a-half ago. But there is no Rosewood, Florida. You can go there, but there’s no there there. Not anymore.

We looked at what isn’t left of Rosewood, then we got the hell out of there; because, well, I had my family with me, and to this day not only are Black people still not welcome in that part of Florida, but pilgrims and sympathetic gawkers at the site of the Atrocity are definitely not allowed either.

The world’s first viral video, Birth of a Nation with its heroes the Ku Klux Klan, swept the nation like a storm in 1915. Democratic President Woodrow Wilson of Virginia watched it, and said it was “So true!”

What was true [according to the film] was President Ulysses S. Grant had unjustly occupied the South to enforce Voting Rights, Civil Rights, and Human Rights during Reconstruction after the Civil War. The film said that after the evil Grant was out of office, the KKK came in and freed the South from the carpetbaggers.

The film said the problem with universal Civil Rights is that Black people are unequal savages! Black men were raping White women, the viral video said. Immediately after the film’s debut, the KKK re-formed at Stone Mountain Georgia and lynched a Jew.

Thousands of Blacks were lynched throughout the country over the next decade-and-a-half. Somebody in Rosewood saw the movie, or heard about it, or knew about the fad.

Out of many Racist incidents in Florida in the early 1920s, Wikipedia sites this particular race riot as a precursor to the Rosewood Atrocity:

“In December 1922, a white mob burned a black man to death for the murder of a white school teacher in Perry, 75 miles (121 km) from Rosewood, and then burned down the black Masonic Lodge and other black institutions, including a school and a church. The Perry lynching was covered on the front page of The Gainesville Daily Sun for a week in December 1922, heightening tensions in the region.”

The next month at the all-White Masonic Lodge in Sumner, near Rosewood, instigators insisted that a Black Rosewood resident had raped a White woman. No proof. Were these people the KKK? That’s ambiguous. We don’t know if they wore hoods and robes after they left the Masonic Lodge. We do know a Black janitor was working there. He was also a Freemason.

We do know that rules of Masonic etiquette required that the Black Mason not betray the confidence of his White superiors. But some historians surmise that he did go warn Black residents. The White lynch mob killed people and burned the place to the ground. We’ll never know how many Blacks were Murdered that night in Rosewood.

In the early 1980s, the St. Petersburg Times exposed the Rosewood Massacre. To deflect criticism generated by that article, in 1993 the Florida Legislature began investigating the Massacre. In 1997, a film about the Massacre came out, but it didn’t get the kind of viral promotion that Kony 2012 did.

In 2004, to deflect criticism generated by film, “the State of Florida declared Rosewood a Florida Heritage Landmark and erected a historical marker on State Road 24 that names the victims and describes the community’s destruction,” according to Wiki.

What Wiki can’t tell you is this: If you go to that marker, if you see that awful site, you will not be welcomed there. You will be even more of a sitting duck than my family and I were when we went there. You’ll be a worse sitting duck than the people of Rosewood themselves:

Do NOT get out of the car! First, turn the car around. If you have good enough telescopy, you can read the sign or photograph it. Hit the gas and get the hell out. Please. These people are nobody to fuck with.

And remember: To get back to civilization from the Rosewood killing fields, it’s eleven-and-a-half miles of thin road through flat desolate swampland where anybody can see you, and nobody would grieve if something happened to you. If you went to look at that marker, you are either a nigger or a nigger-lover. Get out of there quick; but, whatever you do, don’t get pulled over!

Three years before the Rosewood Massacre, Sir James Frazer published his monumental 12-volume study The Golden Bough, which through interpolative Cultural Anthropology tells the story of the disgusting violent prehistorical slime pit out of which our current humanity has finally emerged. Or have we emerged?!

Royal families marry within royal families. This has gone on for thousands of years [that we know of]. It may have gone on thousands of years before history was recorded in written language. Yet everyone in the slime pit could see that the sperm and blood of the King and a Virgin would cause the fields to be fertile. And it was damn important for the fields to be fertile.

But if they killed the Kings every year, those Kings wouldn’t be to able breed a super race of ruler-class demi-gods, with vestigial tails from all the inbreeding. (No, they’re not lizards from Mars. Don’t be fooled by those scaly tails. They’re just inbred.) Kings determined that Kings were needed alive. They got a substitute for the King. They got him a Tanist.

Now, instead of ritually killing the King every year, the people could rejoice in treating a Tanist as King for a day, or for a year, and then killing him instead of the King. It’s such a simple way to treat simple-minded people already mind-numbed by the prevalent propaganda. Just get them chanting like the people in the Kony 2012 viral video.

The Tanist must die!

We’re gonna make him fry!

The Tanist must die!

Like a flag he’s gonna fly!

The Tanist must die!

His Family will cry!

The Tanist must die!

Tanist must die!

Tanist must die!

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How does all of this relate to Honduras? I’ll tell you more about its relationship to Honduras, and how it relates to President Obama’s illegal coup in the Maldives February 6, 2012, in these links.

<Link to new Maldives article coming to this spot tonight.> <Link to new Honduras article coming to this spot tonight.>

 

by normanb

NewSpeakers & Politicians Claim Supreme Court Justices Mate For Life. Not True!

11:12 am in Uncategorized by normanb

NewSpeakers & Politicians Claim Supreme Court Justices Mate For Life. Not True!
Constitution says: Scalia and Thomas are through. — by NormanB ("Deviations from the Norm")

The theory and practice of NewSpeak is to repeat a lie over and over again, louder and louder, until it becomes The Truth. Or, as some call it, the Big Lie.

Yesterday it was Eliot Spitzer, but don’t blame Spitzer. College was so long ago. And, like the rest of us, he’d heard it over and over and louder and louder. Surely by now it must be Truth!

The Big Lie: Supreme Court Justices serve for life.
The actual Constitutional truth: Just the opposite.

See Article 3, Section 1 of the US Constitution.

Supreme Court Justices serve only until there is an Appearance of Impropriety. The Constitutional phrase is "good Behavior." The bar is pretty high for judges. No ethical lapse or misconduct need be proven, or even alleged.

For instance, no Justice may serve on the Supreme Court who has gone on an weekend sporting outing with a Litigant before the Court. According to the Constitution, Justice Antonin Scalia removed himself from the Supreme Court by going to Texas in early 2001 for a fun few days of killing things, with then-newly "elected" Vice President Dick Cheney. Now, there’s nothing wrong (Constitutionally) with sportsmen bonding over the blood of creatures they aren’t going to eat.

But Scalia had recently (December 2000) rendered an official judicial opinion that Dick Cheney’s right (and that other newly "elected" guy’s right) to keep their "legacy" intact superseded the rights of all other US citizens combined to have their votes counted. That ruling in itself gave the Appearance of Impropriety, to people all over the world. But for Scalia to then go hang out with Cheney, and stay at his house, is just flaunting violation or the highest law of the land.

Very recently, Solicitor General Elena Kagan’s wording gave Chief Justice John Roberts just the excuse he was looking for, in order to inject US elections full of unlimited corporate cash. Oh, but not just from corporations, also from certain other groups. Immediately, Justice Clarence Thomas’s wife ran out and started one of those "other groups." As soon as her husband ruled it legal. That’s a conflict of interest, an Impropriety. According to the Constitution, this alone renders both Thomas and Kagan unfit to serve on the Supreme Court, or any other court, for that matter.

I am confident, that once Scalia and Thomas read this column, both will realize that they have already ended their terms on the Court. What if they don’t read it? Well, you’d think that by now they’d have read the US Constitution, at least as far as Article 3.

With Kagan, the appearance of Impropriety goes much deeper than that;
Since:
A. Goldman Sachs retained Kagan for $10,000 per year; and
B. Goldman gave $1,000,000 to Barack Obama’s campaign, his 2nd-biggest donor; and
C. Harvard, where Kagan worked, gave Obama almost as much (3rd-most); and
D. Kagan stated in 2001 that human rights and territorial rights don’t exist if we (as Hitler put it) "tell the people that they are under attack;" and
E. Goldman Sachs and its 5 to 7 peers just caused the collapse of the entire capitalist economic system; and
F. Goldman and its few peers profited obscenely from said collapse; and
G. When Obama Administration determined that Goldman had committed major crimes contributing to said collapse it decided not to prosecute anyone for those crimes; and
H. Instead of seeking to punish Goldman for its crimes, Obama decided to have Solicitor General Kagan’s office prepare a lawsuit, well aware that Goldman Sachs had better lawyers:
It Appears Goldman and its peers Improperly hired Obama and Kagan to allow Goldman unlimited spending to control elections, and to suppress human rights worldwide.

The President is lucky that he doesn’t have to clear that Appearance-of-Impropriety hurdle, like Spitzer did.