Oh Hell, Hillary

I just did a radio show in South Africa on the topic of Hillary Clinton. Perhaps they won’t air it since I told them it was a non-story about something long since underway being “launched,” but a story the U.S. media likes because it’s substance-free. Yet in South Africa it seems to be a story. They really didn’t know she was running until now, and they wanted to know if John McCain was her opponent. And yet they had the sense to ask if she would cause more wars and if there was really any difference between Hillary and the Republicans. If even the places that don’t know she’s running know that, perhaps there is hope for public awareness of basic facts after all.

Of course I pointed out Hillary Clinton’s role in wars in Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, Syria, Iran, Ukraine, etc., her profiteering off Boeing while marketing Boeing weapons as Secretary of State, her transformation of the State Department into a fully owned subsidiary of the military, her foundations taking money from Chevron and Exxon-Mobil while she persuades Eastern European countries not to ban fracking. Hillary backs Israel’s crimes, opposes the UN and international law. The corruption and nastiness in her hidden emails need hardly be seen to be estimated. She was too corrupt for the Watergate Committee, for godsake, trying to keep Nixon in for Ted Kennedy to run against, just as the Democrats of 2007 kept the war on Iraq going in order to run against it again.  See http://WarIsACrime.org/Hillary

Hillary backs the NSA, wants Edward Snowden in prison, gets $2,777 per minute for speeches at which no questioning is allowed, lets her guards beat up Ray McGovern for turning his back on her, and is a candidate from a presidential dynasty in a year (next year, not this!) in which two of them are in play. See http://NoBushesOrClintons.org

And here is our opportunity. It is time for us to dedicate ourselves to fixing a broken system, not working within it. Don’t try to elect someone in a system that is clearly broken. Joke about it, sure:

Ideally Hillary Clinton will run with Jeb Bush as her vice president & Bush will run with Clinton as his so they’ll both win no matter what

We’re not going to elect our way to free, open, verifiable elections.
We’re not going to transform Hillary Clinton into a completely different person by sending her little “I’ll vote for you no matter what but I’d love it if . . . ” notes.
Let’s get serious and make change happen now. The planet cannot wait. And just try looking with open eyes at what it is we’d be waiting for. If it doesn’t put a bad taste in your mouth, check your pulse.
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  • toto

    To abolish the Electoral College would need a constitutional amendment, and could be stopped by states with as little as 3% of the U.S. population.

    Instead, by state laws, without changing anything in the Constitution, The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee the presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in the country.

    Every vote, everywhere, would be politically relevant and equal in presidential elections. No more distorting and divisive red and blue state maps of pre-determined outcomes. There would no longer be a handful of ‘battleground’ states where voters and policies are more important than those of the voters in 80% of the states that now are just ‘spectators’ and ignored after the conventions.

    The bill would take effect when enacted by states with a majority of Electoral College votes—that is, enough to elect a President (270 of 538). The candidate receiving the most popular votes from all 50 states (and DC) would get all the 270+ electoral votes of the enacting states.

    The bill has passed 33 state legislative chambers in 22 rural, small, medium, large, red, blue, and purple states with 250 electoral votes. The bill has been enacted by 11 jurisdictions with 165 electoral votes – 61% of the 270 necessary to go into effect.


    • Big Bear

      It would be more effective to abandon the “two” parties and direct our activities to acting on a non-partisan basis to support specific progressive policies and specific candidates pledged to advance them, and ditching those elected who don’t at the end of their first terms. This worked for the original “progressives” of 1890-1916, on the state level. We need to reapply it there and also apply it to congresspersons, district by district. Building a third party just builds another corruptible hierarchy and organization whose maintenance saps energies. Citizens, neighbors, need to start informing each other and acting together, outside “politics” and outside “money.” What we have is our votes. Let’s us them — and stop letting them be divided, diverted and coopted by the same damn fraudulent system that has been wrecking America and pillaging on 99% of Americans now for four generations.

  • Bev

    Thanks. So true. Repeating but deadline is near: We need a Democracy. Please contribute by April 20th:

    Get CODE RED, and spread the word about it, or give up any chance of salvaging US democracy!

    We Are Live on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1805818671/computerized-election-theft-enough-already-lets-st

    To stop election theft before it really is too late, we must come together and make our voices heard. CODE RED can play a major role in that but only if it is widely read. And that is where your support is so important.

    We must reach our goal of $12,000 in 30 days to receive the funds and move forward with our work to educate the public about the very real dangers of secret vote counting on computerized equipment and mobilize our citizens to restore observable vote counting in America.

    via: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/26754-computerized-election-theft-and-the-new-american-century#
    Computerized Election Theft and the New American Century
    By Jonathan D. Simon, Truthout

    In comments: Election Statistician Richard Charnin http://richardcharnin.com/

    In the 1968-2012 Presidential elections, the Republicans won the average recorded vote by 48.7-45.8%. The 1968-2012 Recursive National True Vote Model indicates the Democrats won the True Vote by 49.6-45.0% – a 7.5% margin discrepancy.

    In the 1988-2008 elections, the Democrats won the unadjusted state exit poll aggregate by 52-42% – but won the recorded vote by just 48-46%, an 8% margin discrepancy. The state exit poll margin of error was exceeded in 126 of 274 state presidential elections from 1988-2008. The probability of the occurrence is ZERO. Only 14 (5%) would be expected to exceed the MoE at the 95% confidence level. Of the 126 which exceeded the MoE, 123 red-shifted to the Republican. The probability P of that anomaly is ABSOLUTE ZERO (5E-106). That is scientific notation for

    P= .000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000005.

    The bedrock of the evidence derives from this undisputed fact: Final national and state exit polls are always forced to match the recorded vote – even if doing so requires an impossible turnout of prior election voters and implausible vote shares. All demographic categories are adjusted to conform to the recorded vote. To use these forced final exit polls as the basis for election research is unscientific and irresponsible. The research is based on the bogus premise that the recorded vote is sacrosanct and represents how people actually voted. Nothing can be further from the truth.

    It is often stated that exit polls were very accurate in elections prior to 2004 but have deviated sharply from the recorded vote since. That is a misconception. The UNADJUSTED exit polls have ALWAYS been accurate and closely matched the True Vote in 1988-2008. A comparison of ADJUSTED, PUBLISHED exit polls in elections prior to 2004 and PRELIMINARY exit polls since then is like comparing apples to oranges. The adjusted, published exit polls have always exactly matched the fraudulent RECORDED vote because they have been forced to do so. That’s why they APPEAR to have been accurate. The RECORDED vote has deviated from the TRUE VOTE in EVERY election since 1968 –always favoring the Republicans.

    These right-wing evidence stripping machines are in Primaries also:

    The Case For Open Voting
    by Lynn Landes
    Democracy demands transparency, not trust –

    For the sake of convenience and ‘alleged’ voter protection, Congress has destroyed the transparency, verifiability, and integrity of America’s voting process.

    Making matters worse, our public voting system has been privatized and outsourced to a handful of domestic, foreign, and multi-national corporations, most of whom have close ties to the right wing of the Republican Party. Just two companies, ES&S and Diebold, started by two brothers, Bob and Todd Urosevich, electronically process (using touchscreen machines or optical scanners), 80% of all votes. Their employees are in a perfect position to rig elections nation-wide. And evidence is mounting that elections in America have been computer programmed to prefer conservative candidates of both political parties.

    via: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/02/seahawks-coach-pete-carroll-question-911.html

    Why Would Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll Question 9/11?
    by Kevin Ryan, http://digwithin.net/
    Peer-reviewed articles and letters: http://digwithin.net/2015/03/22/journal-of-911-studies/

    In comments: Congress has not acted on behalf of people, because according to following articles they are being blackmailed or worse:
    The strange death of Nancy Schaefer (two items)

    …Senator Schaefer led opposition to HB582 and SB304, two bills introduced by fellow Republicans that would have likely resulted in increasing child sex slave trafficking. These bills would have made it legal for teenagers to participate in certain illicit acts. The bills effectively removed the legal authority that police now have to pick teenagers up and get them into protective custody so that they can no longer be pimped for those acts.

    As President of Georgia Eagle Forum, Nancy Schaefer planned to be in Alabama this weekend for an Eagle Forum convention. Instead she chose to stay in Georgia to develop new information that would have further exposed corruption in DFCS and beyond. Many Eagle forum members who were close to Sen. Schaefer were aware of her courageous efforts. None of them believe that either she or her husband was involved in any type of suicide.

    A link to rigged elections by the same people who abuse children.

    Still Evil after All These Years: The Franklin Scandal and Pedophilia in High Places
    By Charles M. Young Posted by Dave Lindorff

    On one such foray in 2002, he stumbled on a scandal that I had never heard of. The scandal centered around the Franklin Community Federal Credit Union, which was created to serve a poor black neighborhood in Omaha, Nebraska. During the 70s and 80s, its manager, a man named Larry King (not the talk show host), ran the Franklin as a Ponzi scheme and looted over $40 million, which he spent on an opulent lifestyle and Republican fundraising. King sang the National Anthem at the Republican convention in 1984 and served on several committees of the National Black Republican Council. He had a townhouse in Washington, DC, where he threw parties with many prominent guests. In August 1988, he threw a $100,000 party at the Republican convention, and appeared in a video in which he and Jack Kemp urged blacks to vote for George H. W. Bush. In November 1988, his Ponzi scheme crashed and the Franklin was shut down by the National Credit Union Association and the FBI.

    All run-of-the-mill scandal stuff, and uncontroversial in the basic facts, except that as King was climbing into the upper levels of the national Republican hierarchy, Omaha was boiling over with rumors that he was also running a pedophile ring, pandering children out to rich and powerful men in Omaha, even flying the children to Washington, Los Angeles and New York for orgiastic, abusive parties with even richer andmore powerful men.

    The FBI has had a reputation for dirty tricks and blackmail for its entire history. The revelations about COINTELPRO, the campaign of harassment against the left during the 60s, were shocking to anyone with a concern for freedom of speech. If it became known that the FBI covered up a pedophile ring of the rich and powerful, I think most Americans would react as they reacted to the Penn State scandal, and the FBI would be drastically reorganized. Minimally, a number of agents in the Omaha office in the late 80s and 90s are guilty of the worst sort of malfeasance.

    If it’s bad for quack psychotherapists “implant” false memories in their patients, how much worse is it when the FBI does the implanting with threats, beatings and perjury trials?

    The Omaha World-Herald was the foremost local cheerleader for persecuting teenagers instead of investigating their claims. One of its own columnists, Peter Citron, had a long history of arrests for pedophilia and child porn and was implicated by two witnesses at Larry King’s sex parties. The long-time publisher of the World-Herald, Harold Anderson, was a big supporter of Larry King and had raised money for the Franklin. During the 18 years that King presided over the Franklin, the newspaper never noticed that King was living a hugely expensive lifestyle when he was supposedly making $17,000 a year in salary. The World-Herald Company is co-owner of Election Software and Systems, which counts half the election ballots in the United States.

    Americans have plenty of obvious reasons to hate the rich and powerful. Wars for oil, rampant pollution, the destruction of individual rights, the constant lying about everything. It’s all on the front page, and it’s like old furniture in the living room. It’s hard for most people to notice. Boutique evil of the Gerry Sandusky sort affects fewer victims, but is more easily understood once the initial denial breaks down. If the denial of the Franklin Credit Union scandal ever breaks down, the consequences will reverberate far higher than happened at Penn State. Except for all those who died in suspicious accidents and suicides, the witnesses are still out there. Some might even talk about it. They talked to Nick Bryant.


    Who owns Scytl? George Soros isn’t in the voting machines, but the intelligence community is
    by Gerry Bello

    The following affects many rights–voting, civil, privacy, environmental, etc..

    via: http://markcrispinmiller.com/2015/02/how-the-cia-made-google/

    How the CIA made Google
    by Nafeez Ahmed

    INSURGE INTELLIGENCE, a new crowd-funded investigative journalism project, breaks the exclusive story of how the United States intelligence community funded, nurtured and incubated Google as part of a drive to dominate the world through control of information. Seed-funded by the NSA and CIA, Google was merely the first among a plethora of private sector start-ups co-opted by US intelligence to retain ‘information superiority.’

    The origins of this ingenious strategy trace back to a secret Pentagon-sponsored group, that for the last two decades has functioned as a bridge between the US government and elites across the business, industry, finance, corporate, and media sectors. The group has allowed some of the most powerful special interests in corporate America to systematically circumvent democratic accountability and the rule of law to influence government policies, as well as public opinion in the US and around the world. The results have been catastrophic: NSA mass surveillance, a permanent state of global war, and a new initiative to transform the US military into Skynet.


    How the CIA made Google
    by Nafeez Ahmed
    Inside the secret network behind mass surveillance, endless war, and Skynet—part 1


    Why Google made the NSA
    by Nafeez Ahmed
    Inside the secret network behind mass surveillance, endless war, and Skynet—part 2

    On a Wikipedia entry titled ‘Skynet (fictional)’, people using SAIC computers deleted several paragraphs under the ‘Trivia’ section pointing out real-world ‘Skynets’, such as the British military satellite system, and various information technology projects.

    Hagel’s departure paved the way for Pentagon officials linked to the Highlands Forum to consolidate government influence. These officials are embedded in a longstanding shadow network of political, industry, media and corporate officials that sit invisibly behind the seat of government, yet literally write its foreign and domestic national security policies whether the administration is Democrat of Republican, by contributing ‘ideas’ and forging government-industry relationships.

    It is this sort of closed-door networking that has rendered the American vote pointless. Far from protecting the public interest or helping to combat terrorism, the comprehensive monitoring of electronic communications has been systematically abused to empower vested interests in the energy, defense, and IT industries.

    The state of permanent global warfare that has resulted from the Pentagon’s alliances with private contractors and unaccountable harnessing of information expertise, is not making anyone safer, but has spawned a new generation of terrorists in the form of the so-called ‘Islamic State’ — itself a Frankenstein by-product of the putrid combination of Assad’s brutality and longstanding US covert operations in the region. This Frankenstein’s existence is now being cynically exploited by private contractors seeking to profit exponentially from expanding the national security apparatus, at a time when economic volatility has pressured governments to slash defense spending.

    According to the Securities and Exchange Commission, from 2008 to 2013, the five largest US defense contractors lost 14 percent of their employees, as the winding down of US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan led to lack of business and squeezed revenues. The continuation of the ‘Long War’ triggered by ISIS has, for now, reversed their fortunes. Companies profiting from the new war include many connected to the Highlands Forum, such as Leidos, Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman, and Boeing. War is, indeed, a racket.

    No more shadows

    Yet in the long-run, the information imperialists have already failed. This investigation is based entirely on open source techniques, made viable largely in the context of the same information revolution that enabled Google. The investigation has been funded entirely by members of the public, through crowd-funding. And the investigation has been published and distributed outside the circuits of traditional media, precisely to make the point that in this new digital age, centralized top-down concentrations of power cannot overcome the power of people, their love of truth and justice, and their desire to share.

    What are the lessons of this irony? Simple, really: The information revolution is inherently decentralized, and decentralizing. It cannot be controlled and co-opted by Big Brother. Efforts to do so will in the end invariably fail, in a way that is ultimately self-defeating.

    The latest mad-cap Pentagon initiative to dominate the world through control of information and information technologies, is not a sign of the all-powerful nature of the shadow network, but rather a symptom of its deluded desperation as it attempts to ward off the acceleration of its hegemonic decline.

    But the decline is well on its way. And this story, like so many before it, is one small sign that the opportunities to mobilize the information revolution for the benefit of all, despite the efforts of power to hide in the shadows, are stronger than ever.

    via: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/03/hillary-clintons-presidential-campaign-now-effectively.html
    Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Campaign Is Now Effectively Over
    by Eric Zuesse.

    via: http://www.opednews.com/articles/Michael-Moore-for-Presiden-by-Michael-Moore-Financial_Michael-Moore_Presidential-Candidates-150327-233.html
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    Michael Moore for President
    By Michael Moore

    original: http://www.thenation.com/article/201169/michael-moore-president

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    If nominated, I will run. If elected, I will serve.

    This article is part of The Nation’s 150th Anniversary Special Issue. Download a free PDF of the issue, with articles by James Baldwin, Barbara Ehrenreich, Toni Morrison, Howard Zinn and many more….

    I’d like to announce, in the pages of this historic issue of this magnificent magazine, the formation of a committee that will study the possibility of an exploratory committee to assess the potential of a
    Michael Moore candidacy for the presidency of the United States in 2016. In other words, I’m not officially declaring my intention to run. I’m just saying, should I decide to throw my ball cap into the ring, this is what I would propose to do if elected:

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  • Big Bear

    Thank you David Swanson for all these important suggestions, but, please, the big question is, HOW?

  • Rehmat

    I’m afraid the title of the post has ‘antisemite’ tone. Here is why I think so.

    On March 19, 2014, American Jewish Congress (AJC), an Israel lobby group, honored Hillary Clinton, former US First Lady of Monica Lewinsky Affair with AJCongress’ Stephen S. Wise Award for her services to Israel and Jewish community.

    The award was presented by Hollywood Jewish actress Julianna Margulies and serenaded at the dinner table by Israeli singer Liel Kolet.

    During her 30-minute speech, Hillary talked mostly about the Islamic Republic and John Kerry’s Palestinian peace charade.


    • GEvans2

      Anti Semitic? If by that you mean she is being funded by a guy who does not like journalists, real ones anyway, and wants to bomb Iran… who happens to be a Jew, then I guess you could go the whole hog and start declaring Anti-Semitism in defense. It is the usual strategy isn’t it? Even though the whole of the Middle East countries are in fact Semitic? So which Semites are you referring to ? The ones in Iran? The ones in Iraq? The ones in Syria? The ones in Egypt? Or the ones in Israel? What are we talking about here? One Middle Eat country attacking another or are we talking about one Semitic religion versus another? Jews in the Middle East are Semitic peoples, Christians in the Middle East are Semitic peoples, Muslims in the Middle East are Semtic peoples. In fact if you really want to get down to it, genetically they all are related in one way or another. Maybe we should go tribal? Talk one tribe against another, same way the Native American tribes once fought against each other. Or the African tribes? Maybe when it comes down to it we are talking tribal warfare here, barbaric concept I know. But that is what it has always been about isn’t it? Even when Judah sold Joseph into slavery, one brother against another, which later became one tribe against another, and is now countries against each other….

  • GEvans2

    Wonderful. Which radio station? I am South Africa and I need to promote it!

  • El Sid

    “Hand-counted paper ballots publicly counted in every polling place.”

    Hell, easy peasy.

    In Spain the polls close at 8 p.m. They’re then “HAND” counted at the polling station and at the judge’s by 10 p.m. I’ve personally presided the polling and counting in our neighbourhood loads of times, so know what I’m talikung about

    By midnight 95% of the polling results are out and reported in the news.



    • Bev

      Exactly. Perfect.

  • darlene

    I want to know hill if billy boy still does cocaine and bites lips when he rapes women ? I want to know how much you guys made in the whitewater fraud ? I want to know why billy boy still hangs with a convicted rapist ? I want to know why billy boy shut down the investigation into the death of those two boys in MENA AK ? I want to know why you think you are PRES material because as i see it you are a criminal and along with billy boy you both should be in jail . One last thing hill WE SEE YOU no more hiding in the shadows , Have a nice day hill .

  • Suzanne Majo De Kuyper

    Mrs William Clinton is far worse than the article on her that heads these comments. She is the devoted student of Kissinger, Brezniski ( I spell his name wrong) the leader of the New World Order and Netanyahu. They are public figures and so all are free to discuss them, no matter abnormal laws to the contrary.

  • William WAUGH

    You left out the most necessary reform, the defeat of Duverger’s Law.
    The problem: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duverger%27s_law
    The solution: http://asitoughttobe.com/2010/07/18/score-voting/