by blues, Sun Jan 31, 2010 at 12:17:28 AM EST
«The Georgians were to "interfere in the electoral process... with an aim to change the outcome of the elections and disrupt the vote," party member Mykola Azarov told a news conference on Saturday.
«Ukraine's central election body had earlier refused to register over 3,000 observers, sent by Georgia to Sunday's presidential polls, citing the absence of necessary documents. The number of monitors from the Caucasus state exceeded the total number of observers sent by other states and international organizations.
«A source in the Georgian opposition told RIA Novosti the visitors were related to Georgian special services and the military.
«"The vast majority of them are servicemen. Some have identity documents with other names, almost all had undergone special training and have close-combat skills," the source said.
«He said they were to receive bonuses ranging from $20,000 to $32,000.»
— Global Research, January 17, 2010. —
“Ukraine's Opposition Worried by Inflow of "Athletic" Georgian Men” —
«"If we don't take into account the legal side of the issue, it's necessary to point to the anomalous number of Georgian official observers that were proposed for registration – over 2,000 people [looks like about 3000 Georgian commandos!]," Okhendovsky said.
«He said that all other foreign states had submitted only 276 observers for registration and the CEC had registered all of them. In particular, the commission registered 96 observers from Poland, 73 from the United States, 39 from Russia, 11 from Germany and three from France.
«"The real tasks facing those continuing to claim their registration as Georgian observers should undoubtedly become a subject of checks by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU). Mykhailo Brodsky's statement could be evidence of attempts by a foreign state to interfere in Ukraine's domestic affairs," Okhendovsky said.»
— Kyiv Post, January 16,2010 — “SBU should clarify true goals of unregistered Georgian observers” —
So what does this all mean? What I think it means is that I get to predict that if the CIA’s baby brother NED, and it’s Georgian special forces friends fail to sway tomorow’s Ukraine election from former premier Viktor Yanukovych toward pro-Western incumbent Viktor Yushchenko, they will foment “spontaneous” protests, and US activists will be exhorted to demonstrate on behalf of the Yushenko “phreedom fighters.” It will be a sad spectacle indeed, closely resembling the “spontaneous” demonstrations over the supposedly wicked Iran elections.
Of course, if we protested the recent Massachusetts Senate election, which was conducted via easily hacked private computers, we would get bloodied and jailed. Democracy: what a wondrous thing!
by blues, Tue Nov 04, 2008 at 06:13:57 AM EST
There are a surprising number of articles about this on the web on this election day morning. Let's start with this one from Global Research (Global Research Ca is probably one of the two internet news services on the internet that I actually to trust to give comprehensive news -- the other is BuzzFlash):
by blues, Tue Oct 07, 2008 at 09:51:53 AM EDT
Naomi Wolf Does not think so. This stuff is just in. No time to analise it, but this lady is not a fool. Please check out these links!
cspan YouTube Rep Brad Sherman
by blues, Sun Sep 21, 2008 at 03:13:21 PM EDT
First of all, look at this picture:
Now look at your URL bar. See? "made-in-china.com" This is a barge bringing stuff here from China!
China wants to loan George W. Bush $700 BILLION dollars to give as a GIFT to our bankers, even though WE WILL HAVE TO REPAY IT!!! Yes, YOU AND ME!!! How do you like that?
THIS IS NOT A NEW STRATEGY! Remember all the loans that the lovely IMF made to other dictators? Remember how THE PEOPLE ruled by those dictators had to PAY IT ALL BACK long after those dictators had LEFT THE COUNTRY?
Here's an example: The wonderful Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos!Check it out!
"During her time as first lady, Mrs Marcos was famed for travelling the world to buy new shoes at a time when millions of Filipinos were living in extreme poverty."
Like pictures of shoes? More of the wonderful First Ladies Shoes:
"Imelda Markos the ex "First Lady Of The Phillipines"& wife of Ferdinand Marcus the ex "President of the Phillipines" loved Designer Clothes and in particular loved Shoes. She apparently had 3000 pairs of Shoes, over 1200 Designer Dresses, 35 Fur Coats & approx 1500 Bags. Because she grew up in poverty she indulged herself in all the things she could never afford and dreamed about - quite wrong as she had no thoughts for those still struggling with poverty as she did prior to marrying Ferdinand. She created a shoe museum in Manila "The Marikina Shoe Museum" displaying 778 pairs of shoes, and apparently the place with most shoes on display in one place in the world."
by blues, Fri Aug 22, 2008 at 10:36:41 PM EDT
I have tried very hard to avoid arguing about the merits of the various presidential candidates. Now that the short list of Obama's VP choices has become quite visible, nearly every one looks to have significant downsides, for a multitude of reasons. Looking at the list tonight, it occurs to me that Clark will be the only one who will be looking relatively good by November.
by blues, Sun Jul 06, 2008 at 08:08:13 PM EDT
Sent: Sun, 06 Jul 2008 21:57:11 -0400
Dear Timothy Alexander,
Regarding your Rense story "The Perfect Storm From Hell"
Could I get permission to post this in some of the political blogs I am on? If you respond, could I also post your e-mail (sans the address)?
I have been in electronics for longer than I want to remember, all kinds. But I am pretty much up to date on the biological world. I basically agree that the world of the ordinary citizen is just not aware of the nature of the vast glass house we are living in.
Twice, I have posted my (relatively) "best case" scenario on an Iran war under stories at Raw Story. The stories drift away very quickly. My comment (such as it is, just the estimate of an unknown techy) was:
by blues, Tue Jun 24, 2008 at 04:02:58 PM EDT
There is no substitute for the greatest!
What else could be said? This guy was the greatest. He stood up.
R.I.P. George Carlin.
by blues, Wed Apr 30, 2008 at 09:01:15 AM EDT
Sure, the propaganda media organs have tried to make this Jeremiah Wright thing into a monster. Most people I know just are not concerned about this absurdly overblown Jeremiah Wright frenzy. Most people do not even have much faith in the propaganda media organs anymore. Then there is this:
by blues, Sat Apr 26, 2008 at 04:52:33 PM EDT
by blues, Sat Jan 19, 2008 at 04:22:46 PM EST
Okay, Let's Vote! Vote For Your Life!
Time for real democracy! You can give just one vote to any reasonably qualified possible presidential candidate you want! Regardless of party. You can give just one vote to each of up to ten candidates in a comment on this entry. The votes will be added up, and the six candidates who get the most votes will go to a runoff entry (in a following diary entry, after (give-or-take) ten responses come in).
In case of a tie, we will wait for another vote, or, if we must, toss a coin, as there is no other solution in such a scenario.
Then, you can give just one vote to any of the six remaining candidates you find acceptable (who will be listed in a second diary entry, after ten (give-or-take) responses come in).
The two of the six who get the most votes will go to a third runoff, in which the one who gets the most votes wins (in a third diary entry, after ten (give-or-take) responses come in). Please give your list of acceptable candidates last-name-first, as in "Dodd, Chris".