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February and March Shows at the Hi-Fidelity Lounge

Posted by Gentry on February 7, 2011

Feb 11 Flying Mammals
Feb 19 The Furniture Girls
Feb 25 Sequential VI
Mar 03 The Ray Ohls Jazz Trio
Mar 04 Angie and the Carwrecks with Big John Bates and The Voodoo Dollz
Mar 19 Sequential VII
Mar 26 Singer Songwriter Night

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Oregon, Yep, Oregon We Have a Problem

Posted by Gentry on January 30, 2007

 From older articles:

http://www.newswithviews.com/Bill/sizemore1.htm

“There was a case in Oregon recently where a woman traced a dozen or so signatures on a petition. Each signature was examined by a clerk at the elections division and compared to the original signature on the person’s voter’s voter registration card. Every signature was certified as genuine. They weren’t. They were all fraudulent. The woman had traced them from another document, and they only looked genuine. The elections division missed every one of them.

And this:

http://wyden.senate.gov/media/speeches/2002/02262002_electionreform_statement.html

Since the 1996 May primary, 13 cases of fraud have been prosecuted; convictions were won in five and eight are still pending. So, Oregon has prosecuted and continues to prosecute cases of alleged voter fraud, and the signature authentication system has proven remarkably good at detecting and deterring fraud. Despite the record, this bill says Oregon’s system is not good enough.

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The 7 Basic Needs of Open Voting Systems

Posted by Gentry on November 15, 2006

1. Public Trust
2. Accuracy
3. Security
4. Secrecy
5. Reliability
6. Sustainability
7. Decentralization

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Has the 2006 election already been stolen?

Posted by Gentry on October 30, 2006

Now the Democrats in Washington are making another prediction. They’re telling you they’re going to win on Election Day. Well, if their electoral predictions are as reliable as their economic predictions, November 7th is going to be a good day for the Republican Party.”

From Standard Newswire

–President George W Bush
Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, Georgia
Oct 30th, 2006

There’s a raging debate online, those who say the election is already over, others who want you to get involved now to monitor the election, many that warn of chaos and still others already calling for the Democrats to walk out of congress when and if the inevitable happens. There’s also a bittersweet missive, by my friend William River’s Pitt, about my late friend Andy Stephenson that summarizes a lot of my personal feelings on this election day nicely.

One thing is certain, all the major polls show the House, and prossibly the Senate being taken over by the Democratic party. Currently the polls show the House going 225 to 208 to the Democrats, and the Senate is about 50/50, today split 51/49 to the Republicans. So if the Republican’s maintain the House, in the face of a Democratic 17 seat lead, the polls will have to be wrong in at least 9 races. But this article already predicts widespread voting problems in 10 states… oddly enough just the right number. I don’t know the statistical likelihood of this outcome on pure chance, but I am sure it is small. So small, in fact, as to indicate wide spread electioneering and fraud if the Democrats fail to recapture a least one branch of government.

I’d love to see a state-by-state breakdown on the basis of election system used, and Secretary of State in charge. My prediction, battle-ground states with lax absentee voting restrictions, Republican Secretaries of States, and heavily deployed electronic voting machine systems will all show odd differences from the polling predictions we see now.

In Ohio, it has been widely reported now that Blackwell is already up to his tricks from 2004 shutting polling sites,
and issuing executive memos to change the rules right before the election. And for anyone who missed it last time, order Harvey Wasserman and Bob Fritrikas’s book on Ohio here. It’s a virtual encyclopedia of documents and verifiable facts that detail many of the ways Ohio was blatantly rigged in favor of Republicans under the healm of Kenneth Blackwell, 2004′s Katherine Harris.

And speaking of Florida, the reporter that broke much of the real story, Greg Palast, has a new article out, available here, if you would like to truly scare yourself about the various tactics employed in 2004′s battleground states. Key quote, “Absentee Ballots Uncounted. The number of absentee ballots has quintupled in many states, with the number rejected on picayune technical grounds rising to over half a million (526,420) in 2004. In swing states, absentee ballot shredding was pandemic.”

If the Democrats do not take the House and pick up at least one or two Senate seats, it should seriously challenge many people to consider the possibility that insecure voting procedures, centralized vote counts, too-powerful Secretaries of State, paperless computers and absentee ballots, are all prone to tampering.

So will the American People rise up when it becomes overwhelmingly clear that another national election has been stolen?

Probably not. The President’s comment is just too telling to me, the polls will once again be wrong, the Republicans will blame the Democrats for being sore losers, pundits will argue that all the pre-election polls were biased and all the exit polls were wrong. The President will smugly say that Republicans are just more in touch with American values, and the major media outlets will probably just sweep it all under the rug once again, like nothing happened.

Nothing to see here, move along.


Further Reading About Voting Problems:
Solar Bus Links
MTV Article
Blackbox
Election Fraud Blog

Mark Crispin Interview with Truthout

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New Group Targets Secretaries of State

Posted by Gentry on October 22, 2006

I just got some polical spam from a new group that’s targeting the office of Secretary of State in several states across the county.  The website is here:

http://www.secstateproject.org/about.htm

As someone who ran Andy Stephenson’s race for Secretary of State in Washington, it was with great joy that I opened this email and found a group pursuing this goal.  They don’t look like a big well funded organization, but they obviously came up with a decent spam list of political junkies like myself.

Anyway, I’ll be keeping my eye on them.

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Hello world!

Posted by Gentry on October 22, 2006

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