Donnerstag, 24. Januar 2008

Outrageous: Fed Greenlights Killing Northern Rockies Wolves

http://groups.google.de/group/freepage-news/t/1cae25deeff74e56?hl=en



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Nancy Wertheimer died on Christmas day 2007

http://groups.google.com/group/mobilfunk_newsletter/t/dd4275522b7d4ff2

Battle Over Wiretapping Is Heating Up on the Hill

Walter Alarkon, reporting for The Hill, writes: "Democrats and the White House are at loggerheads over whether to include in the Senate bill immunity for the telecommunications companies that participated in the government's domestic warrantless wiretapping programs after Sept. 11, 2001. There are roughly 40 lawsuits pending against the carriers at present. There is also disagreement along partisan lines on whether to require Congress's reauthorization of the program."

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/012408C.shtml



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Oral Cancer, Mercury and Periodontal Disease

http://groups.google.de/group/freepage-news/t/f9751b7bec408c65?hl=en



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Corporate Media Ignores Ron Paul's Second Place In Louisiana

http://www.infowars.net/articles/january2008/240108Louisiana_ignored.htm



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Parish upset at church phone mast

By Tomasz Johnson

A Finchley vicar has come under fire from parishioners for his efforts to have mobile phone antennae installed on a church roof.

Residents who share Church Lane, in East Finchley, with the Holy Trinity Church claim a groundswell of opposition to the mobile base stations has been ignored.

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http://www.hendontimes.co.uk/display.var.1992962.0.parish_upset_at_church_phone_mast.php



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EPA Scientists Condemn Agency's Greenhouse Gas Waiver Denial

http://www.commondreams.org/news2008/0124-14.htm



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Telecom Immunity: Covering Up Illegality by Secrecy and Fear

http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2008/01/24/6595/

No Free Pass for Telco Spies
http://www.commondreams.org/news2008/0124-10.htm



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Brazil Amazon Deforestation Soars

http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2008/01/24/6591/

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Amazon's Rescue Reversed

Tom Phillips, reporting for The Guardian UK, writes "Space imaging gives the lie to Brazil's recent 'great achievement' of halting rainforest destruction."

http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/012508EB.shtml



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Who Decides Who'll Be Allowed on TV Debates?

http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2008/01/24/6603/



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Kucinich Starts New Impeachment Drive Against Bush

http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2008/01/24/6588/



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Cheney Pushes for Renewed Wiretap Powers

http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2008/01/24/6585/



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Anlagetipps von Glos und Steinbrück

Noch vor kurzem empfahlen Politiker, Wirtschaftsführer und Massenmedien den Deutschen eindringlich, mehr Aktien zu kaufen.

http://www.heise.de/tp/r4/artikel/27/27131/1.html

Poor Haven't Recovered

Reuters — Many of the poorest people in the United States are still struggling to recover from the effects of a recession that ended six years ago, making them very vulnerable as the country stands on the brink of a new downturn. In 2006, the latest year for which Census Bureau figures are available, 12.3 percent of Americans were living in poverty, compared with 11.7 percent in 2001, the year of the last recession.

http://www.ourfuture.org/news-headline/poor-havent-recovered-last-recession



An Open Letter to the Rich

DANIEL GROSS

Slate — We gave you everything you wanted. All we asked in return is that you do a couple of things: Spend and invest money close to home. Hire us and buy from us. Keep the cash registers ringing, the asset managers managing, and all the service providers providing the many services you so richly deserve.

http://ga3.org/ct/e720pgF1IENW/



Who's Really Sick?

OurFuture.org — Anyone can get health care in the United States. Just ask George W. Bush. Last year in Cleveland, he had this to say to the 47 million Americans without health care coverage: just go to an emergency room.

http://ga3.org/ct/x120pgF1IEN4/


From TomPaine.com



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Bush Budget Won't Fund War

Politico — The White House confirmed that the president's budget will not request a full year's funding for the Iraq war in 2009, leaving that battle to his successor and the new Congress.

http://www.ourfuture.org/news-headline/bush-budget-wont-fund-war


From TomPaine.com

Bush's Second Child Insurance Veto Stands in House

Christopher Lee reports for The Washington Post, "House Democrats failed for the second time in nearly four months yesterday to override President Bush's veto of a proposed $35 billion expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program."

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/012408P.shtml

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Bush Vetoes SCHIP Again

MSNBC — For the second time in three months, Bush vetoed a bill to increase spending on children's health coverage, and for the second time in three months the house failed to override his veto. Passage of the bill would mean health insurance for six to ten million more children.

http://www.ourfuture.org/news-headline/bush-vetoes-schip-again


From TomPaine.com



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Democrats Attack Iraq Security Proposal

Michael Abramowitz reports for The Washington Post, "The leading Democratic presidential candidates and their allies on Capitol Hill have launched fierce attacks in recent days on a White House plan to forge a new, long-term security agreement with the Iraqi government, complaining that the administration is trying to lock in a lasting US military presence in Iraq before the next president takes office."

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/012408L.shtml



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Democratic Leaders Delay Contempt Again

Truthout's Matt Renner reports, "Nearly seven months after the House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Bush administration officials in contempt of Congress, the Democratic leadership has again delayed action on the matter."

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/012408J.shtml



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10 Global Warming Facts to Inspire Real Action

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Useful Information About Electro Magnetic Fields

http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/index.php?p=503


Informant: Mark G.



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Manipulierbare Wahlcomputer abgesegnet



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Celebrations after mast plan withdrawn

Jan 24 2008

By Luke Bishop

UNPOPULAR plans to build an expanded mobile phone mast in a residential area of Dorking have been withdrawn by the applicant.

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http://tinyurl.com/yu6o4z

Forget 1987, This Could Be 1929 All Over Again

http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/january2008/012408_over_again.htm



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Die 935 Lügen der US-Regierung

http://www.meta-info.de/?lid=31054



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Die Massen führen: Wie sich die Bertelsmann-Stiftung um die „EU-Sicherheit” sorgt

“Der einflussreichste private Polit-Thinktank der Bundesrepublik verlangt eine umfassende Entmachtung der kleineren EU-Staaten auf dem Gebiet der Außen- und Militärpolitik. Dies geht aus einem soeben veröffentlichten Strategiepapier der Bertelsmann-Stiftung hervor. Das Papier, das die künftige globale Machtentfaltung „Europas” befördern soll, enthält weitreichende Vorschläge für die Formierung der EU, darunter die Forderung, einen „EU-Sicherheitsrat“ zu installieren…“ Artikel von Hans Georg in NRhZ-Online - Neue Rheinische Zeitung, Online-Flyer Nr. 130 vom
23.01.2008 http://www.nrhz.de/flyer/beitrag.php?id=11983


Aus: LabourNet, 24. Januar 2008



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How to bureaucratize the corporate world

Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Ben O'Neill

01/23/08

While already deeply entrenched in government decision-making, consultation and submission to the interests of various ’stakeholders’ is also becoming more and more common in the business world under the influence of the doctrine of corporate social responsibility (CSR). Weary of the relentless pursuit of profit and the daunting task of satisfying both shareholders and customers, corporate managers are falling all over themselves to emulate the methods of their bureaucratic cousins...

http://www.mises.org/story/2832



Want a better world? Mind your own business!

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

by Rusty White

01/23/08

I just don’t get it. We have people screaming and demanding personal responsibility with less government intrusion in our lives - excellent ideas. Yet these same people have no problem supporting a nanny government, stripping people of their individual freedoms and the chance to be responsible for their own actions. Why? Because they don’t like the personal and private choices about how one should live their life, even if they are harming no one else. HELLO??? Wouldn’t we all be better off if we held people accountable for their own actions, and not the choices and fear of others?...

http://tinyurl.com/3cm8mg


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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The foolishness of economic “stimulus”

Christian Science Monitor
by Donald J. Boudreaux

01/24/08

A consensus is building that America’s economy is sliding — perhaps plummeting — into recession. In December the unemployment rate jumped to 5.0 percent, up 3/10ths of 1 percent from its November level. And of course investors are now growlingly bearish. To no one’s surprise, politicians are rushing in with various plans for helping the economy. Most of these plans involve ’stimulus.’ The calls are loud to put more money into the hands of ordinary Americans in hopes that they will spend — not save — it, thereby boosting the overall economy. Such stimulus, however, is futile. Government cannot create genuine spending power; the most it can do is to transfer it from Smith to Jones. If the Treasury sends a stimulus check to Jones, the money comes from taxes, from borrowing, or is newly created...

http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0124/p09s02-coop.html



Bush’s stimulus flop

Cato Institute
by Alan Reynolds

01/22/08

A reporter on Fox News recently asked, ‘Which presidential candidate is most qualified to turn the economy around and avoid a recession?’ The quick answer is: none. No candidate will become president soon enough to matter, and to ask the question is to presume that recessions can and should be avoided. But some business mistakes require time to be fixed. Too many houses were built in some areas, so prices have to fall to discourage more building and encourage more buying. Some banks made too many bad loans, so they need to become more cautious. Besides, if presidents really knew how to avoid recessions, why do we keep having them? Nonetheless, President George W. Bush is now joining the election-year rush to ‘give the economy a shot in the arm.’ A shot of debt, that is...

http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=9109


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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The empire that must be obeyed

CounterPunch
by Paul Craig Roberts

01/23/08

Brutal things happen in the ‘brutal world’ and are entirely the fault of those in the brutal world. None of this would happen if the inhabitants of the brutal world would just do as they are told. How can the civilized world with its monopoly on morality allow people in the brutal world to behave independently? I mean, really!...

http://counterpunch.org/roberts01232008.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Cheney wants surveillance law expanded

Yahoo! News

01/23/08

Vice President Dick Cheney prodded Congress on Wednesday to extend and broaden an expiring surveillance law, saying ‘fighting the war on terror is a long-term enterprise’ that should not come with an expiration date. … Administration allies in Congress not only want the expiring law made permanent but amended to give telephone companies and other communications providers immunity from being sued for helping the government eavesdropping and other intelligence-gathering efforts...

http://tinyurl.com/25taen


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Erwerbslosenverbände kritisieren Untätigkeit der Koalition zur Kinderarmut

„Wirksame Hilfen statt Sprechblasen dringend erforderlich“.

Erwerbslosenverbände haben der Regierungskoalition Untätigkeit und Scheinheiligkeit im Umgang mit dem dingenden Problem der Kinderarmut vorgeworfen. Seitdem die zunehmende Kinderarmut im Spätherbst 2007 breit öffentlich diskutiert worden sei, habe die Koalition „nur Sprechblasen produziert und keine einzige wirksame Hilfe für Kinder aus Hartz-IV-Haushalten auf den Weg gebracht“ kritisieren die Koordinierungsstelle gewerkschaftlicher Arbeitslosengruppen (KOS), die Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft der Erwerbslosen- und Sozialhilfeinitiativen (BAG-SHI) und der Erwerbslosen- und Sozialhilfeverein Tacheles. e.V. in einer gemeinsamen Erklärung.

„Besonders schwer erträglich ist das Auftreten der SPD, die sich in den aktuellen Landtagswahlkämpfen als Partei der sozialen Gerechtigkeit zu profilieren versucht, aber Hartz-IV-Kindern zusätzliche Leistungen verweigert“ kritisiert Harald Thomé von Tacheles e.V. Wiederholt habe die SPD-Fraktion im Bundestag entsprechende Anträge von Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen und der Fraktion die Linke mit Verweis auf eigene, bevorstehende Lösungen abgelehnt. „Außer Lippenbekenntnissen, folgenlosen Prüfaufträgen und dem Einsetzen einer Kommission hat die SPD nichts getan“ so die Kritik von KOS, BAG-SHI, und Tacheles.

„Da die Sätze für Kinder aus dem Ausgabeverhalten von alleinstehenden Rentnern abgeleitet werden, bei denen weder Kosten für Kinderschuhe noch für Schulsachen anfallen, produziert Hartz IV zwangsläufig Kinderarmut“ erläutert Andreas Geiger, Vorsitzender der BAG-SHI. „Der Handlungsbedarf liegt auf der Hand, was muss da noch monatelang geprüft werden?“ fragt Geiger.

http://www.soga-nms.net/media/Positionspapier$20Kinderregelsatz.pdf

Die Erwerbslosenverbände fordern, die Regelleistungen für Kinder völlig neu zu bemessen und an den tatsächlichen Ausgaben für Kinder zu orientieren. Nach Angaben der BAG-SHI betragen die tatsächlichen, durchschnittlichen Ausgaben ohne Mietanteil für ein Kind unter 6 Jahren 370 Euro, für ein Kind zwischen 6 und 12 Jahren 438 Euro und für ein Kind ab 12 Jahren 486 Euro.

„Hartz IV raubt Kindern hier und heute Bildungs- und Entwicklungschancen, denn mit leerem Magen und ohne Schulsachen lernt es sich schlecht“ sagt Martin Künkler von der KOS. Nötig seien daher schnelle und wirksame Hilfen, bis ein grundlegend neues Bemessungssystem durchgesetzt sei, so Künkler weiter.

Als Sofortmaßnahmen fordern KOS, BAG-SHI und Tacheles deshalb eine zusätzliche Einmalbeihilfe für Schulsachen wie etwa Taschenrechner, Sportschuhe, Stifte und Schulranzen einzuführen und die Hartz-IV-Leistungen für Erwachsene und Kinder in einem ersten Schritt um 20 Prozent anzuheben. Im Herbst 2007 hatte selbst der damalige Arbeitsminister Franz Müntefering (SPD) ein „Schulstarter-Paket“ in Aussicht gestellt. Dass auch dieser Vorschlag im Sande verlaufen sei, belege ein weiteres Mal die Untätigkeit der Regierungskoalition.

„Mit jedem armen Kind lebt auch mindestens eine arme Mutter oder ein armer Vater zusammen. Wer etwas gegen Kinderarmut tun will, der muss auch bei der Einkommensarmut der Eltern ansetzen“ fordern die Erwerbslosenverbände. Neben einem flächendeckenden, gesetzlichen Mindestlohn sei eine Erhöhung der Hartz-IV-Sätze für alle, die keinen existenzsichernden Arbeitsplatz finden können, dringend notwendig. Um Grundbedürfnisse wie etwa gesunde Ernährung abzudecken sowie eine angemessene Teilhabe an Bildung, Kultur und Sport zu sichern, halten die Erwerbslosenverbände eine Regelleistung von 500 € für Alleinstehende für erforderlich.

Es sei „ein Armutszeugnis für die Koalition“, dass selbst die für November letzten Jahres versprochene Prüfung, ob die Hartz-IV-Sätze zumindest aufgrund der rasanten Preissteigerung erhöht werden sollten, noch immer ausstehe.

Koordinierungsstelle gewerkschaftlicher Arbeitslosengruppen (KOS)
http://www.erwerbslos.de/
T: 030 / 86 87 67 015

Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft der Erwerbslosen- und Sozialhilfeinitiativen (BAG-SHI)
http://www.bag-shi.de/
T: 069 / 27 22 08 98

Tacheles e.V.
http://www.tacheles-sozialhilfe.de/
T: 0202 / 3 70 30 74



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U.S. deficit estimated at $250 billion

That figure does not reflect at least $100 billion in red ink from an economic stimulus measure in the works.

http://wiredispatch.com/news/?id=15392



Soros Sees End of Dollar-Backed Credit Expansion

Billionaire investor George Soros said the fallout from the U.S. subprime crisis will bring about the end of a 60-year dollar-based credit boom.

http://snipurl.com/1y3hq


From Information Clearing House



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Clintons, Your Black Pass is Hereby Revoked

Hillary and Bill Clinton have a lot of explaining to do. In her quest for the presidency, the U.S. Senator from New York and her husband - known by some as "the first Black president" - have used the race card against rival presidential candidate, Senator Barack Obama.

http://snipurl.com/1y3hi


From Information Clearing House



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The farce of sovereignty

Keeping US troops in Iraq on a long-term basis was a key part of the neo-cons' agenda. They were well aware of the link between military power and political control. As long as the US had troops on the ground that the Iraqi government felt it needed, the US would be able to use them as leverage for defining the main lines of Iraqi government policy.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Columnists/Column/0,,2245308,00.html


From Information Clearing House



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UK: Government ordered to disclose draft Iraq dossier

In a ruling on a freedom of information request relating to what is alleged to be the first draft of the dossier published in 2002, the tribunal said that the public should be allowed to read the document.

http://snipurl.com/1y3gt


From Information Clearing House

Web Site Assembles U.S. Prewar Claims

Students of how the Bush administration led the nation into the Iraq war can now go online to browse a comprehensive database of top officials' statements before the invasion, connecting the dots between hundreds of claims, mostly discredited since then, linking Saddam Hussein to Al Qaeda or warning that he possessed forbidden weapons.

http://snipurl.com/1y3ge



LISTEN TO BUSH ADMINISTRATION LIES
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5115.htm



Noble lies and perpetual war: Leo Strauss, the neo-cons, and Iraq

Are the ideas of the conservative political philosopher Leo Strauss a shaping influence on the Bush administration's world outlook? Danny Postel interviews Shadia Drury - a leading scholarly critic of Strauss - and asks her about the connection between Plato's dialogues, secrets and lies, and the United States-led war in Iraq.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5010.htm


From Information Clearing House



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US Censors Arctic Scientists' Findings as it Prepares for Oil and Gas Auction

By Daniel Howden

The United States has blocked the release of a landmark assessment of oil and gas activity in the Arctic as it prepares to sell off exploration licences for the frozen Chukchi Sea off Alaska, one of the last intact habitats of the polar bear.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article19138.htm



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One Step Closer to a Cheney Impeachment

By Marjorie Cohn

Nine out of 23 Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee favor starting impeachment hearings against Vice President Dick Cheney. Six of the nine are co-sponsors of H.R. 799, which contains three articles of impeachment.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article19140.htm



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Gandhi And The Struggle Against Imperialism

By Johan Galtung, dr hc mult, Professor of Peace Studies

The three (and a half) occupations have to be lifted, invaders have to go home and dismantle their imperial structures. Both sides must be liberated from the disastrous tie of imperialism. Fighting the gandhian way both sides can blossom because these energies are used positively.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article19143.htm



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Le radiazioni dei telefonini rovinano il vostro sonno

http://tinyurl.com/2wzts6

People of Color Face Historic Wealth Loss

On Black Agenda Radio, Glen Ford says, "The subprime lending debacle should cause massive rethinking among those who have long proclaimed that the route to black equality is through wealth accumulation."

http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/012308LA.shtml



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The Lowdown on Topsoil: It's Disappearing

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer's Tom Paulson writes: "The planet is getting skinned. While many worry about the potential consequences of atmospheric warming, a few experts are trying to call attention to another global crisis quietly taking place under our feet."

http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/012308EB.shtml

Emergency Assistance for Secure Elections in 2008 bill, HR5036

Urge your U.S. Representative now to vote "YES" for the Emergency Assistance for Secure Elections Bill, HR5036. http://www.house.gov

HR5036 is scheduled as a suspension bill that cannot be amended. Its sponsor Representative Rush Holt explains that because of its category as a suspension bill, it cannot be amended but it must pass by a supermajority, two thirds of the vote.

We know that the need is for every voter to have a paper ballot and have every vote verified".

Far too many polling places lack voter-verified paper ballots for every vote cast and routine audits. Unless that changes, there surely will be elections with questions that cannot and will not be resolved.

Last year, Rep Holt introduced legislation to establish voter-verified paper ballots for every vote cast and routine random audits in all federal elections. As it becomes clear that Congress will not act on this soon enough, he has introduced an emergency stopgap measure to provide incentive to counties who want to do the right thing in time for the 2008 general election in November.

The bipartisan Emergency Assistance for Secure Elections Act of 2008 reimburses state and local jurisdictions that elect to convert to paper ballot voting systems, provide emergency paper ballots, and/or conduct audits by hand counts. Jurisdictions that takes advantage of this reimbursement will help prevent disputes and uncertainties about the November election.

Time is of the essence to pass this bill, in order to ensure that counties can take advantage of the opt-in reimbursements.

Please call or fax your Congressperson and Senators right away and ask them to support HR 5036. http://www.house.gov

Electronic-ballot voting machines, even those which produce a printed ballot, do not provide true verifiability because the voter has no way to check that the machine correctly cast or counted the ballot. Accurate voting methods to ensure that elections are fair and impartial require paper ballots and independent manual audits.

The full text of the "Emergency Assistance for Secure Elections Act of
2008" (HR5032) is posted here:

http://electionarchive.org/ucvInfo/US/audits/HOLT_EMER2008FINAL_xml.pdf

A one page flier of H.R. 5036's provisions is posted here:
http://electionarchive.org/ucvInfo/US/legislation/SummaryFlyer5036.pdf

HR5036 applies only to the November 2008 election and:

1. Reimburses jurisdictions who want to get rid of paperless DRE systems to switch to optical scanners, paper ballots, and ballot marking devices.

2. Reimburses any jurisdictions using any DRE (electronic ballot touch-screen machines - even ones with paper roll ballot records) to pre-print paper ballots in case of machine malfunction on election day only if these ballots will be counted as a regular ballot.

3. Reimburses any jurisdictions for conducting manual audits of machine-counted vote counts for audits conducted independently in at least 3% of vote counts that are publicly reported prior to conducting random selections for the audit. The bill makes other vote count audit requirements that are crucially important to valid audits but not currently met by most state vote count audit procedures.

4. Reimburses jurisdictions which determine the outcomes of election by hand counting all paper ballots.

Any county, township, or state jurisdiction may apply for reimbursement by:

1. applying in advance of the 2008 November election and providing assurances that the jurisdiction will meet the bill's requirements for emergency paper ballots or for obtaining precinct-based equipment that marks or tabulates or scans paper ballots.

2. certifying after the election that the audits were conducted as per the requirements of the bill for publicly verifiable manual audits of machine vote counts.

3. documenting reasonable costs paid or incurred by any jurisdiction. Reimbursement will be provided directly to the jurisdiction and applications do not have to go through the state. Payments will be made to the jurisdictions for reasonable costs within 30 days of receiving all required certifications and documentation of costs.

Any jurisdiction may apply to the National Institute of Standards and Technology at least 30 days in advance of the election for approval of alternative ballot sampling methods and so may use a more scientifically effective and efficient approach to auditing than a flat-rate 3% audit.

More than adequate funding is provided by H.R. 5036.

The time frame is still doable if Congress acts quickly.

How quickly can states replace paperless touch-screens with optical-scan paper ballot voting systems? http://electionmathematics.org/em-voting-systems/VotingSystemChange.pdf

Paper ballot voting systems are more reliable and auditable and save jurisdictions and taxpayers money: See http://electionmathematics.org and click on "Voting Systems"

WHAT CAN VOTERS DO:

Now is your best chance to to help make the 2008 Presidential election verifiable. Please ask your members of Congress to co-sponsor the "Emergency Assistance for Secure Elections Act of 2008", Representative Rush Holt's bill to provide emergency funding for paper ballots voting systems and random hand counted audits of the November elections.

The Emergency Assistance for Secure Elections Act offers states or counties reimbursement for purchasing paper ballot systems in time for the November elections, and reimbursement for conducting random hand-counted audits of the November election results.

The bill would offer money only for the most reliable voting systems: those that use voter-marked paper ballots, with accessible ballot-marking devices to serve voters with disabilities. By offering crucial funding, Congress can empower state and county officials to do the right thing in time for November.

Rep. Holt's bill could not be more timely. As the Presidential primary season unfolds, 14 states will use paperless electronic system in their primaries, either as the statewide system, or as the system used in many counties.

Contact your US Representative http://www.house.gov

After the HR5036 bill passes the US Congress, please contact your local county, township, and/or state election jurisdictions' officials.

Verified Voting's research shows that there is plenty of time to replace paperless unauditable voting systems prior to November. "How Long Does it Take to Change a Voting System?" http://electionmathematics.org/em-voting-systems/VotingSystemChange.pdf

Holt says that contacting the state or county to get verified voting systems in place" is the way to go. HR5036 will be taken advantage of by the many jurisdictions whose officials have been responsibly trying to scrap expensive vulnerable flawed DRE voting equipment but lacked funding.

Articles on HR5036, the "Emergency Assistance for Secure Elections Act":

NY Times Editorial January 16, 2008 A Quick Fix for Electronic Voting http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/16/opinion/16wed1.html?hp

Rep. pushes bill offering cash for paper ballots http://www.bradenton.com/local/story/337321.html

Bill prods states to drop paperless voting machines http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08018/850251-176.stm

FYI, Holt's emergency election bill would immediately help states to scrap unreliable, dangerous paperless DREs such as NJ, MD, and FL, and, if they chose to participate, will help states like GA, DE, PA and several other states currently using unauditable paperless voting machines - to replace them and to provide faster, more reliable, trustworthy, more economical service to voters.

Emergency Paper Ballot Action Page: http://usalone.com/laesch/pnum779.php

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Please take action on this immediately by contacting your US House Representative NOW and asking him to vote "Yes" on HR5032.

Help ensure that the upcoming November 2008 election for the US Presidency and US Congress is decided fairly and accurately by voters.

http://www.house.gov

Contact your U.S. House member now and simply urge him/her to vote "YES" on HR5032.

Thank you. Let's ensure the future of U.S. democracy NOW.


-- Kathy Dopp

The material expressed herein is the informed product of the author Kathy Dopp's fact-finding and investigative efforts. Dopp is a Mathematician, Expert in election audit mathematics and procedures; in exit poll discrepancy analysis; and can be reached at P.O. Box 680192 Park City, UT 84068 phone 435-658-4657 http://utahcountvotes.org http://electionmathematics.org http://electionarchive.org History of Confidence Election Auditing Development & Overview of Election Auditing Fundamentals http://electionarchive.org/ucvAnalysis/US/paper-audits/History-of-Election-Auditing-Development.pdf Vote Yes on HR811 and S2295 http://electionmathematics.org/VoteYesHR811.pdf Voters Have Reason to Worry http://utahcountvotes.org/UT/UtahCountVotes-ThadHall-Response.pdf


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Who Will Take On the Banks?

Published on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 by TruthDig.com

by Robert Scheer

It was smart of the top Democrats to cut presidential candidate Rep. Dennis Kucinich out of that South Carolina debate, where they lamely attempted to deal with the dire consequences of the banking meltdown without confronting the banks. They made all the proper concerned noises about millions of folks losing their retirement savings and homes, but none was willing to say what Kucinich would have said: Bankers are crooks who will steal from the public unless the government holds them accountable.

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