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  1. It never happens

    Voter fraud has been proven time and again to be a statistical non-issue. On the other hand election fraud is an area deserving of more attention by the American public. This is especially true when it comes to electronic voting machines, owned and operated by private interests. See the eye-opening statistical analysis of vote results from 2008 to 2012 compiled by citizen watchdog team Francois Choquette and James Johnson. Results showed a highly suspect, so far inexplicable gain of votes, only in larger precincts, only for Republicans (and in the primaries, only for Mitt Romney), and only when votes are counted by computers. Choquette, an aerospace engineer and Republican, writes, "This substantial effect exceeds reasonable statistical bounds and we calculate that the probability of such election results happening by chance is beyond typical or even extreme." The potential smoking gun is that the votes gained by Republicans or "chosen" candidates in each precinct increase as a function of precinct size (vote tally), not the precinct location, whether in cities or rural areas. This makes no obvious sense based on any known demographic. Once you factor in rigging, however, it starts to make a lot of sense; stealing votes from a bigger pool is less likely to be detected. According to Choquette and Johnson's findings, Mitt Romney's ill-gotten gains in 2012 amounted to over 1 million votes "siphoned" or "flipped" from other GOP candidates. (Chart: Francois Choquette) Instead of the flat line expected for each candidate, this chart shows the votes gained by Mitt Romney in a California primary race, by siphoning votes from other candidates. This "vote flipping" is an exchange of votes between candidates, while keeping the total number of votes intact to deter detection. Figure 6 charts the Vote Gained / Votes Lost results for all 50 states in the 2012 GOP primaries. Because candidate Romney has gained votes in the process, his count is shown in green. The other eight candidates who have lost votes to Romney are shown in red. The total number of votes exchanged between the candidates is approximately 1,233,576 votes. (Chart: Francois Choquette) Even for the mathematically challenged, the anomalies are evident when you read the report, and certainly lead to some serious head scratching. Choquette, who also co-authored "Republican Primary Election 2012 Results: Amazing Statistical Anomalies," says any high school student with a basic understanding of statistics could verify the work, and he welcomes anyone to run the numbers themselves. Recently, a Ph.D. statistician took up the challenge. Beth Clarkson of Wichita State University was skeptical at first, but finally announced that she can find no other explanation besides voting machines being used to rig elections to benefit Republicans in the races she analyzed: the 2012 Ohio presidential election, the 2014 Wisconsin gubernatorial election and the Kansas Senate elections. Less often, Clarkson found that votes appear to be shifted to Democrats as well, depending on the state and type of voting machine used. Clarkson is now building a media campaign and suing her county election commissioner in an attempt to audit her county's 2014 paper voting records, which so far has been denied.
  2. It never happens

    Voter fraud is virtually non-existent, infinitesimal. How do we know this? GWB and his AG spent five years trying to prove voter fraud was a viable issue and were unable to do so. So to say people with the power, resources and motivation to look for voter fraud weren't looking for it ... well, that would be a "pants on fire" falsehood. What is voter fraud? A Trojan horse to pass laws disenfranchising hundreds of thousands of citizens, most of whom are poor minorities or college students. More than enough to swing a close election in the GOP's favor.
  3. In the US a drivers license is too easy to get and too hard to lose. Unfortunately, mass transit is either inadequate or nonexistent in much of our nation. A person without a driver's license/reliable transportation (in most areas) will have a hard time finding work, resulting in many becoming wards of the state. One might draw the conclusion our society has determined it is better to risk distracted drivers killing themselves or others on the road rather than raising the bar for obtaining or retaining a license to drive.
  4. Theocratic Saudi Arabia is the nexus of what ails the Middle East and increasingly much of Europe, radical Sunni Islam. The growth of Wahhabism throughout the region is fueled in large part by billions of Saudi petro dollars and 70 years of complicit/misguided US foreign policy. GWB was the global sheriff who couldn't shoot straight. If his aim were true we would've invaded the actual source of the 9/11 attacks... Saudi Arabia. The proverbial chickens are now coming home to roost. You Can’t Understand ISIS If You Don’t Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia
  5. CDC distracted driving study Each day in the United States, over 8 people are killed and 1,161 injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver. There are three main types of distraction: Visual: taking your eyes off the road; Manual: taking your hands off the wheel; and Cognitive: taking your mind off of driving. Distracted driving activities Distracted driving activities include things like using a cell phone, texting, and eating. Using in-vehicle technologies (such as navigation systems) can also be sources of distraction. While any of these distractions can endanger the driver and others, texting while driving is especially dangerous because it combines all three types of distraction. At 55 mph, the average text takes your eyes off the road long enough to cover a football field. How big is the problem? Deaths In 2013, 3,154 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver, compared to 3,328 in 2012. Injuries In 2013, 424,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver, an almost 10% increase since 2011. In 2013, nearly one in five crashes (18%) in which someone was injured involved distracted driving.
  6. Musk told Fortune in December that it may be two years before Tesla has fully autonomous cars. Each software update essentially represents a step to a complete, autonomous car. Humans are easily easily bored and easily distracted. Put humans behind the wheel of several thousand pounds of metal moving at a high rate of speed and the results are rather predictable Bottom Line: Autonomous cars cannot get here fast enough.
  7. Probably Good

    May 21, 2016 at 2:37 pm LAPLACE, La. (AP) — Authorities say a 5-year-old girl shot and killed herself with a handgun at a Louisiana home. The St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that the girl’s father told investigators his daughter was playing with the gun when she shot herself inside a LaPlace home on Saturday morning. Detectives said the gun hadn’t been securely stored in the home before the shooting occurred, about 9:45 a.m. The sheriff’s office said the shooting remained under investigation and additional information would be released “when warranted.”
  8. Probably Good

    When examining cumulative deaths from 1999 onward, the results are the same. From 1999 to 2013, 1,120 children zero to 4 and 1,047 children 5 to 9 were killed with guns compared to only 766 police officers.
  9. Probably Good

    Tragic and unnecessary. This otherwise preventable death is what happens when the libtards prevent toddlers from exercising their second amendment rights.
  10. John Miller

    Donald admitted it was him pretending to be John Miller back in the 1990's. However, when asked about it recently he chose to deny any knowledge of the incident. Why not just admit it and play it off as a practical joke or a goof? Acting like he doesn't know what people are referring to just reinforces the impression Trump is a compulsive liar.
  11. Trump vs. Hillary

    Bill Maher was practicing partisan politics when Scahill called Hillary out on her neocon foreign policy. Maher could not refute the neocon label because the facts are clear... Hillary is a neocon. Bill resorted to evading Scahill's point and finally the "Trump would be worse" defense. When it is all said and done it is tragic that our GOP primaries have produced an entertainment icon who panders to America's xenophobic and racist tendencies, while the dems primaries have resulted in the least trusted, least liked, candidate in the history of their party. A candidate who has no real vision for the future of this nation, other than becoming president.
  12. Well, you can say this much for them, they're consistent.
  13. With Friends like Saudi Arabia...

    Here is the problem. Apparently the most compelling evidence discovered by the 9/11 commission never made it into the official report. Revealing what is in the 28 pages is all well and good, but it shouldn't end there. Not if the American public is going to provided with a full disclosure of Saudi Arabia's involvement in the worst terrorist attack on American soil, ever.
  14. With Friends like Saudi Arabia...

    A former Republican member of the 9/11 commission, breaking dramatically with the commission’s leaders, said Wednesday he believes there was clear evidence that Saudi government employees were part of a support network for the 9/11 hijackers and that the Obama administration should move quickly to declassify a long-secret congressional report on Saudi ties to the 2001 terrorist attack. The comments by John F Lehman, an investment banker in New York who was Navy secretary in the Reagan administration, signal the first serious public split among the 10 commissioners since they issued a 2004 final report that was largely read as an exoneration of Saudi Arabia, which was home to 15 of the 19 hijackers on 9/11. “There was an awful lot of participation by Saudi individuals in supporting the hijackers, and some of those people worked in the Saudi government,” Lehman said in an interview, suggesting that the commission may have made a mistake by not stating that explicitly in its final report. “Our report should never have been read as an exoneration of Saudi Arabia.” In fact, there were repeated showdowns, especially over the Saudis, between the staff and the commission’s hard-charging executive director, University of Virginia historian Philip Zelikow, who joined the Bush administration as a senior adviser to the secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice, after leaving the commission. The staff included experienced investigators from the FBI, the Department of Justice and the CIA, as well as the congressional staffer who was the principal author of the 28 pages. Zelikow fired a staffer, who had repeatedly protested over limitations on the Saudi investigation, after she obtained a copy of the 28 pages outside of official channels. Other staffers described an angry scene late one night, near the end of the investigation, when two investigators who focused on the Saudi allegations were forced to rush back to the commission’s offices after midnight after learning to their astonishment that some of the most compelling evidence about a Saudi tie to 9/11 was being edited out of the report or was being pushed to tiny, barely readable footnotes and endnotes. The staff protests were mostly overruled. Read more here: Why am I not surprised? Saudi Arabia's two main exports... in no particular order: Oil and Terrorism/religious extremism. With friends like Saudi Arabia who needs enemies?