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Obama wins 99, 100% of vote in many districts? November 9, 2012

Posted by Tantumblogo in Admin, asshatery, Basics, demographics, disaster, General Catholic, sadness, scandals, sickness, Society.
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And some of these districts somehow added thousands of new voters on election day?  It looks like fraud in PA:

Across Philadelphia, GOP poll inspectors were forcibly (and illegally) removed from polling locations. Coincidentally (or not), Mr. Obama received “astronomical” numbers in those very same regions, including locations where he received “over 99%” of the vote.

Ward 4, which also had a poll watcher dressed in Obama attire, went massively for Obama. Mr. Obama received 99.5% of the vote, defeating Mr. Romney 9,955 to 55.

Is it odd that a county that expelled GOP inspectors and had people openly campaigning for Obama ended with 99.5% for Obama and 9955 votes for him? It’s up to you to decide.

Another problem: “Voter turnout in Philadelphia was around 60 percent, according to state election figures.” In these precincts it was well over 90% according to House Speaker Sam Smith of Pennsylvania.

Oh, my, Obama also wins 100% of the vote in Cleveland districts.  Was it Stalin or Saddam Hussein on the ballot?:

President Obama must have run a great campaign considering the tremendous numbers he put up in numerous big cities. Over in Philadelphia, he was lucky enough to get 90% percent turnout in some districts with over 99% of the vote.

In Cleveland, in some districts he did even better with an astounding 100% of the vote in dozens of locations. For example, in Cleveland’s Fifth Ward, Mr. Obama won districts E, F, and G 1,337 to Mitt Romney’s… 0. And in case you’re wondering, Gary Johnson received more votes than Mr. Romney.

Well, maybe that’s just a fluke. In the Ninth Ward, Mr. Obama won districts D-G with a paltry total of 1,740 to… 3. Hey, at least Romney got .2% of the vote! In another Ohio county, Obama won with 108% voter registration!

Okay, what if we look at an entire Ward? No way this trend continues, right? An entire ward. Why not do the First Ward? Obama won that one 12,857 to… 94. This time Romney got .7% of the vote. He’s moving up in the world!

In total, there are 21 districts in Cleveland where Mr. Romney received precisely 0 votes. In 23 districts, he received precisely 1 vote. And naturally, in one of the districts where Obama won 100% of the vote, there was 100% turnout. What a coincidence!

I am also reading that there are apparently a large number of districts in Colorado where the number of Obama voters greatly exceeded the population of the district, or even county, where the voting took place.

I knew the dems would cheat. I knew Romney would have to poll at least 2-3 million votes over Obama to “win by 1,” but could this thing have been stolen?

I’ve been trying to figure out why I’ve been semi-obsessed with this online series November 9, 2012

Posted by Tantumblogo in Admin, fun, secularism, Society.
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There is an entirely online, Youtube-based web series called H+ The Digital Series.  It is a dystopian science fiction drama in 48 parts, of which 33 have been released.  They release about 2 “episodes” a week, each one about 3-5 minutes in length.  I’ve been watching it since it started (I think I picked it up on Creative Minority Report), and, while I have been frustrated with the format at times (the limited amount of content per week and the cliff-hanger style of many episodes, plus a disjointed, non-linear from of storytelling), I’ve come to generally like it.  But, what I could not figure out is, why am I so interested in something that, at times, has frustrated me greatly.

I should provide a brief synopsis.  H+ refers to the transhumanism movement, which is a real-world movement among certain scientists, technologists, doctors, philosophers, etc., to “improve” humanity by grafting technology literally into our bodies.  This series tells the tale of a near-future where an internet capability is literally installed in people’s brains, allowing them to connect online with  just a wave of the hand or even a thought.  In the series, a large chuck of humanity eagerly embraces this technology and has it installed in their bodies.  But there are dark overtones, and then, suddenly, a terrible calamity occurs in which everyone with the technology implants suddenly dies.  I’ve always had a certain interest in dystopian science fiction, and this series grabbed me from the get go.  But, as  you know, I don’t much participate in popular culture and don’t even watch TV anymore, so this interest was sort of troubling to me.

I’ve been trying to figure that out, and after the series writer reached out to me yesterday, I think I know why.  The series has profound spiritual, and, especially Catholic, overtones.  One of the series’ characters is a Catholic priest.  But it also attracts a certain anti-religion element, as  many transhumanism enthusiasts totally reject God and are rather militantly atheist. I’ve been trying to witness to some of these folks, but they have been very resistant to my efforts.  But I wonder if that is not why I have almost felt “called” to watch this thing and even participate in discussions about it, even though, as I’ve said, at times it has left me frustrated.

But, that doesn’t have to bother you.  Since the series is almost 3/4 done, you can watch all the episodes that have been released up to now, and finish out the next 7 weeks with the rest.  If you want. It’s pretty good.  They did some amazing things with a $2 million budget. Some of the characters, like Topi, are really interesting to me.  Some aren’t.   You can tell this is a very experimental enterprise.  You can go here to watch all 33 released episodes and catch up………that would be about a 2 hour time investment. There are 15 episodes left.  If you ever watched the series ‘Lost,’ (which I never did), I am told this is somewhat reminiscent.

Here is the series preview, and first and most recent episodes:

First episode, series “premiere:”

One of the most recent episodes, which won’t make much sense until you watch the rest, but it has my favorite character making a major discovery:

The series spans the globe and about 15 years in time, so it’s really sort of epic.  I recommend it pretty strongly, especially at this point in time, with most content released.

SAC Global Shield ’80 November 9, 2012

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Global Shield was a worldwide exercise conducted by the Strategic Air Command from the 60s through the 80s.  I’m not sure if it continued into the 90s before SAC was disbanded, but I imagine it did.  Here’s a pretty good video on Global Shield ’80.  Global Shields always scared the heck out of the Soviets, as, it tended to rather look like the real deal, although the positive control points used in the exercise were in far less threatening positions than the real ones would have been.

There’s quite a bit of operational art discussed here.  The dispersal concept was key if the bomber force was going to have a chance of being used.  In a bolt from the blue attack, most all bombers would be lost, except perhaps for a few alert aircraft, since the Soviets not only targeted the bases (and the warheads got there before most bombers could get off the ground) with SLBMs for minimum flight time (maybe, 5-15 minutes, tops), they also would pepper the departure airways away from the base liberally with warheads to catch bombers already in the air.  But if there was a crisis type buildup towards Armageddon, SAC had elaborate plans to disperse all aircraft (bombers, tankers, recon, command and control, etc) to many dozens of airfields, many civilian, plus “hide” maintenance and recovery crews (and equipment) at remote locations, so they would survive the initial attack and be able to service whatever bombers managed to survive both the initial Soviet onslaught, and also their missions over the SU.  Which, might have been a handful at this point (1980), since this was probably the low-ebb for SAC, force-wise.  By the late 80s, with the B-1 force in place, the LGM-118 Peacekeeper (MX missile), further improvements to the B-52 fleet, ALCM, etc., SAC was in much better shape.

Global Shield 1980.

You’ll probably like the notes @19:30 and @19:40