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Monthly Archives: October, 2008

Ghoul Patrol, musica’ for Samhain

Pilobolus dance company members Otis Cook and Jennifer Macavinta perform the sensuous duet “Symbiosis.” Does it trace the birth of a human relationship, or the co-evolution of a pair of symbiotic species? That’s left for you to decide. Gorgeous, organic choreography blurs the boundaries between the two performers, who use the body’s own geometry to lift, move and combine. The music, recorded by the Kronos Quartet on Nonesuch Records, is a compilation of works: “God Music” from Black Angels by George Crumb, “Fratres” by Arvo Pärt, and “Morango … Almost a Tango” by Thomas Oboe Lee.

Ligeti’s “Musica Ricercata, II” from the Eyes Wide Shut soundtrack
Montagues and Capulets: The Knight’s Dance by Sergei Prokofiev
Bernard Herrmann’s score for Hitchcock’s Vertigo
Rachmaninoff conducts his “Isle of the Dead”, Part I
Black Soul Choir

Finally, terrifyingly awesome Faust Cantata

Volunteer to Be A Citizen Exit Poller

If you want to get involved in this, you need to vote early so you can be available on election day. That’s what I intend to do. It would be nice if the Daily Kos did an exit poll as well. It’s almost like they don’t want to know. Probably because they don’t. I’ll say it again: The Daily Kos silence on the election fraud issue (By way of bannings. How progressive..), which caused the DNC losses in both 2000 and 2004, is deafening and makes me think Markos took that CIA offer back in college.


by Steven Freeman 10/26/2008 8:12:00 AM

Election Integrity Call to Action

Help Needed for November 4 Election Verification Exit Poll

The vulnerability of US voting systems to mass scale fraud has been well documented, but little has been done to establish meaningful checks. Bad as the last few elections have been, coming elections – including this one – could be worse. Purported “improvements” such as early and mail-voting and purging of voting rolls continue to undermine election integrity and a wide variety of vote suppression augurs poorly for what we may see on November 4.

One of the few ways to detect mass scale fraud under such conditions is an Election Verification Exit Poll. Such polls have been used around the world to ensure election integrity and have been used to overturn fraudulent national elections. On November 4, Election Integrity is engaged in a two-part exit polling effort:

(1) Our 3rd professional poll to determine and document the degree to which official numbers reflect how people say they have cast their ballots, to investigate any discrepancies and to establish exit polling as a meaningful verification technique (see our May primary pilot project).

(2) a Citizens Exit Poll with the Election Defense Alliance to:
· extend our ability to ascertain the veracity of official reported voting results;
· detect specific indications of election fraud, which can be further investigated;
· develop citizen polling as a means to detect and deter fraud; and
· give citizens the tools to take control of their elections and their government.

volunteer buttonThe Election Verification Exit Poll projectdonate button

To properly prosecute these efforts, we need your help. In the end, simply pushing a button for one name or another every few years will inevitably be an empty charade. Self-government or, for that matter, good-government, can only result from active involvement and oversight. So please, volunteer or donate. Democracy depends on it.

Where were you when Obama was shot?

The more Obama is tested, the more he shows his presidential mettle

Where were you when Obama was shot? The line we pray we will never have to say. A line that I have hesitated even to write, as if the mere inscribing of the words could invite calamity. Yet the fear preys on the back of our minds, as we see Barack Obama plunging into those crowds. I have now watched weeks of election coverage on the 24/7 television news channels in the United States, in the course of which every tiniest feature of the campaign has been examined to exhaustion, but not once have I heard this mentioned. Yet almost every day I have a private conversation in which the subject comes up, especially when talking to journalists.

Is this self-censorship of the media right? Should I not even be writing this? There are unstable, suggestible people out there. Experts may argue about the psychological impact of media coverage of such subjects, but it clearly has some. Earlier this year, a blogger pointed out that “assassinate Obama” had that day appeared on a list of Google’s top 100 search items.

She suggested that newspaper stories about the danger had increased the number of such Google searches – and that her own blog might do the same. As may this column.

Yet to ignore this subject completely, never to mention in print what so many are thinking, is to miss something important. Only against this dark background of dread can you appreciate the full irresponsibility of the turn the McCain-Palin campaign has taken towards attacking Obama’s character, biography and patriotism – attacks which, in other contexts, we would not hesitate to describe as “character assassination”. The charge made by Sarah Palin that he has been “palling around with terrorists”; the automated calls associating him with “domestic terrorist” William Ayers; the underhand insinuation that he is alien, un-, or even anti-American; rhyming Obama with Osama; the absence of instant rebuke when some idiot at a Palin rally cries out “terrorist!” or even “kill him!”.

for the record I have felt this regular guardian writer to be dubious in the extreme, the CIA pipe runs straight out his mouth, his is a more sophisticated version though, kinda post-modern. Fact of the matter is these murderous thugs have no compunction to telling us exactly what they intend to do. Warning to the wise, gird your loins, it’s going to be a ruff ride.

The question aint who killed JFK, but where are they now?

~Jello Biafra

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