How to Rig a U.S. Senate Election

I realize for many POM readers this is nothing out of the ordinary.  There is, however, the possibility that a little explaining may move others from their constant state of cognitive dissonance to a better understanding of the electoral fraud perpetuated every two years in the U.S.  by an army of actors, “players” (and other  predator types) and funders.  Citizen-voters are the mark, always have been.

This particular example is being played out in Montana, USA.  I will be short.  Here https://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/news/2018/06/11/montana-senate-candidates-debate-forums/692623002/ we can see on public display another key element — media manipulation of political debates — of the anatomy of a “rigged election.” This element alone cannot sway an entire election, but helps enforce the myth that there’s an organic “two-party” system.  No journalism, no democracy, no moral foundation, just power and money talking.

As a Green Party candidate, thousands of signatures of registered voters must be gathered just to qualify to appear on the ballot.  Montana has cleverly created a petition deadline in March.  I’m usually skiing from November through March.  So, we can add the March (winter) deadline for third-party signature requirements to the other obstacles erected to eliminate competition.  This year Greens qualified for the ballot.

Add the $1,750 filling fee for U.S. Senate and U.S. House candidates.  In a state with a median annual income of less than $50,000, that can be a significant barrier to any prospective candidate.

Reacting to Greens qualifying for the November ballot, Democrats sued the Montana Secretary of State for certifying “irregular” signatures in key voting districts.  Democrats are desperate to disqualify and remove the Green Party from the ballot.  This lawsuit is pending in state district court, which effectively grinds any Green Party campaign to a halt because of the uncertainty it creates.  Try fundraising in this atmosphere?  Who wants to spend money promoting a Green candidate when it could all end tomorrow by judge’s order?  There is a bit of irony to all this, of course.  For decades Democrats have been screaming about voter suppression by Republicans. They even have an entire plank https://www.democrats.org/party-platform#voting-rights in the party platform on protecting voter’s rights.  So, we can add the list Democrats suing to oust Greens from the ballot and suppress any possibility of voters choosing a Green Party candidate in November’s general election.

Now cometh the Montana Broadcasters Association, cheerfully putting its thumb on the scales of fair competition and open debate.  Alone, this corporate meddling may not be a game-changer, but when added to the other obstacles thrown down to stop competition in American elections, it is significant.  Rigging debates could be the final nail in  Montana’s so-called “democratic-elections.”

The “our democracy” meme is a huge lie we all live with daily.  Repeated ad nauseam in the mainstream media, we’re keeping the illusion alive for unsuspecting voters.  This could be called the “Tinkerbell effect.”  Clap if you want to keep democracy alive.

So, here in Montana, we’re working hard to make sure you cannot vote for the candidate of your choice (association and free speech).  Third party candidates threaten the fake two-party system, and therefore cannot be treated equally under the law, or anywhere in the media either.  The First and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution have no real meaning in everyday American life. Free and fair elections simply do not exist today. And, yes, journalism is as rare as bird shit in a cuckoo clock.

 

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Ditto?

Another alleged school shooting.  Another police drill (“6 weeks ago”) according to MSM reporting.  “Fire drill today” just before the alleged shooting according to MSM.  How many “active shooter drills” do we need?  How many coincide handsomely with mass- school-shooting stories in the MSM.   Today’s number:  54 (9) – the date, and the school’s name (Stoneman Douglas) is a match.   Fear!!!  Order out of chaos.  Create the problem; solve the problem.  Repeat.  More gun control legislation waiting in the wings.  More Chertoff Group, LLC (founded 2009) security contracts — more active shooter drills.  Repeat.  Where it stops, nobody knows.

Killing Cats for Sport and Profit

On January 11, 2018, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) released its “scientific review” of the Canada lynx in the contiguous U.S., which concluded that the species “may no longer warrant protection” under the ESA (Endangered Species Act of 1973).

An estimated 2,000 Canada lynx remain in the wild, its range extends from Maine, to northeastern Minnesota, and westward to western Montana, northeastern Idaho, north-central Washington and western Colorado. Lynx are a long-legged cousin of the bobcat – with tufted ears. Lynx can grow almost 36 inches long and weigh up to 30 pounds. These reclusive, snow-loving cats prefer dense forest habitat and feed primarily on the snowshoe hare, but will take pine squirrels when times are tough.

According to the Fish and Wildlife Service’s own scientist, Megan Kosterman, 50% of each lynx home range must be mature, dense forest to provide optimal habitat for lynx to breed and raise kittens, and no more than 15 percent of each lynx home range should be clearcut. Not a single National Forest is complying with this ecological recommendation – a system failure devastating to population trajectories.  FWS refuses to address this issue. Continue reading “Killing Cats for Sport and Profit”

The strangers

“What you have to understand … Is that sometimes there are forces and events too big, too powerful, with so much at stake for other people or institutions that you cannot do anything about them, no matter how evil or wrong they are and no matter how dedicated or sincere you are or how much evidence you have. This is simply one of the hard facts of life you have to face.”

These words above were addressed to author John DeCamp by William Colby, Director of the CIA from 1973 to 1976. During his tenure the famous “Phoenix” program was going on, and cold-blooded murderers were running about in Vietnam killing thousands of people Obama-style (pre-drone) without judge or jury. (One has to wonder what such highly skilled murderers do when they return stateside after our wars – become accountants? Stock brokers?)

Colby himself met a violent end, face down in the Wicimoco River after an impromptu canoe ride which he decided to take without a life jacket and in the middle of a meal. While I do not wish harm to any person, a man who presided over so much suffering certainly had an appropriate exit. (I have to wonder – did his comrades at CIA decide he had gone soft? The quote above almost seems to be that of a reflective man of conscience.)

I write this because to understand the world we have to understand the minds of others. Power is a magnet, and those who gravitate towards it are often imitation humans looking to participate in the great game. They walk among us, devoid of emotion, killing and destroying lives, thinking nothing of it.

Cord Meyer, for instance, was one of the big guns in the CIA when that agency murdered his ex-wife, Mary Pinchot Meyer, in 1964. As Mr. Colby said above, no matter the evidence, there will be no justice in that matter, but what did Mr. Meyer do? Quit in disgust? Or did he help plan the grisly affair? It would be interesting to occupy that mind for just one day.

We live on a planet inhabited by two species, humans and humanoids. The latter look like us, dress like us, spend their lives learning how to imitate us. But among themselves they are free to be themselves, and they are at work daily making our world more to their liking. Their private gatherings, freed of social constraints, are debauched affairs replete with drunkenness and perversions, pedophilia and occult rituals, as in Bohemian Grove. And man do they have fun!

Theirs is a world just barely hidden in the shadows. We catch a glimpse now and then. Most who come to view it cannot imagine it to really exist, and turn their heads,

In my world and in all my travels and inquiries, the veil has lifted. I see them saunter in and out of positions of power, including the presidency and head broker at the local brokerage firm. In terms of money and power, they win, win, win. It is rare to see any one of them, Bernie Madoff*, for instance, pay a price.

That is simply a hard fact of life, and I have learned to live with it. I do not suffer from the notion that justice exists.
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*Madoff, I should add, sits in jail not because of what he did, but who he did it to. He chose powerful victims, a fatal mistake. Had he spent his time scamming regular people, he’d now be sitting in a mansion overlooking the Pacific and sipping wine instead of sitting in a prison cell. What was he thinking?