Thursday, July 25, 2013


Since we ousted Bush-- and I stopped posting here in 2008?!-- AND been off the air since 2011-- this poor page is still getting daily hits!


I do have a pretty neat archive of interviews from the Action Point w/ Cynthia Black radio days, not to mention scads of background info, so if you got here from searching for some arcane cool LIBERAL political info, yes-- I may have it!

Find me at the FB page for Action Point!

Sunday, June 05, 2011


If you have gone to and found one of those pesky "Forbidden" error messages, fret not. My chock-full-o-nuts website and archive of valuable Action Point programming is down for repairs and hosting updates!

So sit tight, and we'll be right back!

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

"Slicky" John McCain, Media Freeloader!

If you're paying attention-- and proud progressives are-- the topic of this video is no surprise. For the rest of you, WAKE UP!!! McCain is a media freeloader!!

What HAS he done to garner such admiration anyway?

Navigate 4 (or is it 5) multi-million-dollar jets into the dirt, ocean or aircraft carrier decks? Wimp out and write a phony confession after just 4 days of the kind of torture he now supports the CIA administer for MONTHS to so-categorized "enemy combatants" (humans less susceptible to pain)? Gets nailed assisting criminal Charles Keating with bank fraud and now hires the chief bank fraudster deregulator, lobby-hack Phil "Never Seen A Whiner I Couldn't Bilk" Gramm for advisor? And even if Gramm is hiding in the weeds his influence still malingers (sic).

Oh, did I point out that John McCain is living evidence TORTURE GETS YOU PHONY INTEL?!! Hello? McFly?

Wake up and smell the linament (or is it lubricant) Mr. and Ms. Media because something with McCain is slick.

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Monday, January 07, 2008

From Black Box Voting:


John Silvestro and his small private business, LHS Associates, has exclusive programming contracts for ALL New Hampshire voting machines, which combined will count about 81 percent of the vote in the primary. And as to Super Tuesday and beyond: Silvestro also has the programming contracts for the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont.

Silvestro IS the New Hampshire chain of custody in New England -- Or at least, a very large component in it.

Last fall, with the help of citizens like you, Black Box Voting began working on "Chain of Custody" projects, in which we identified some of the areas of concern that might affect many jurisdictions at once. First on the list for the Northeast U.S. is LHS Associates, a vendor with inside access to every memory card, as well as to the chips containing the "brain" of the Diebold optical scan machines.


In an unusual confluence of available video, we obtained footage of Silvestro grappling with Harri Hursti, the master hacker who had his way with the Diebold optical scans in Leon County, Florida in the famous exploit that was showcased in the film Hacking Democracy.

The exact same make, model and version hacked in the Black Box Voting project in Leon County is used throughout New Hampshire, where about 45 percent of elections administrators hand count paper ballots at the polling place, with the remaining locations all using the Diebold version 1.94w optical scan machine. Because the voting machine locations tend to be urban, this represents about 81 percent of the New Hampshire voters.

The video shows Harri Hursti testifying on Sept. 19 before the New Hampshire legislature, attempting to explain significant vulnerabilities requiring urgent mitigations; throughout his testimony, Silvestro inserted his own comments, opinions, misstatements and speculations.

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Saturday, January 05, 2008


The Return of the SwiftBoaters

Oh well really-- what did you think? A strategy that worked so well would be abandoned like another piece of military machinery on the roadside? AlterNet: Election 2008:
"More than three years after John Kerry's bitter defeat, at the dawn of what looks like a far more promising campaign cycle for the Democrats, the party is still haunted by the specter of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. Once upon a time, 'Swift boat' denoted an obscure military vessel, but thanks to the activities of this group it has come to represent movement conservatism's penchant for ruthlessly (and effectively) smearing any and all political opponents, from a sitting senator and war hero to an 11-year-old boy with a cranial fracture.

Research by The Nation into Federal Election Commission records of the group's top twenty donors reveals that they've been remarkably active in this cycle, contributing and bundling nearly $200,000 to presidential candidates. This does not bode well. During the last presidential campaign, the wealthy backers of Swift Boat Veterans for Truth--now rebranded as Swift Vets and POWs for Truth--didn't do their real dirty work until the general election, where as a tax-exempt 527 group they operated outside the restraints of direct campaign contributions. We may wish we were done with the Swift Boaters, but they aren't done with us."

Iraqis Resort To Selling Children

Iraqis Resort To Selling Children:
"Local officials and aid workers have expressed concern over the alarming rate at which children are disappearing countrywide in Iraq's current unstable environment.

Many Iraqi families have fled sectarian fighting to live in makeshift camps [EPA] Omar Khalif, vice-president of the Iraqi Families Association (IFA), an NGO established in 2004 to register cases of those missing and trafficked, said that at least two children are sold by their parents every week.

Another four are reported missing every week.

He said: '[The] numbers are alarming. There is an increase of 20 per cent in the reported cases of missing children compared to last year.'

'In previous years, children were reported missing on their way home from schools or after playing with friends outside their homes. However, police investigations have revealed that many have been sold by their parents to foreign couples or specialized gangs.'"

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