The 2016 Presidential Election of the United States of America has attracted a significant amount of attention from Americans and the world alike with daily, regularly vehement, opinions being expressed in respect to the candidates by the public and media at large. This article aims to consider the election at an almost preliminary level; the nature of voting, in particular the infrastructure and the question as to whether or not it ultimately makes any difference who Americans vote for on November 8th.
Electronic voting has been used in the United States for many years and currently is used exclusively by five states (Delaware, Georgia, Louisiana, New Jersey and South Carolina) alongside most of the remaining states using a combination of both paper and electronic voting . The electronic equipment that is used for voting is owned and operated by private institutions, some of which include (or have included): Diebold, Election Systems & Software (ES&S), Sequoia and Hart Interactive . The systems are of a proprietary nature, with the source code and other aspects of the systems being closed and vendors being involved in all aspects from designing to maintaining the systems, ultimately resulting in great difficulty when it comes to the public attempting to scrutinize the technology . Although, there have been many cases of computer experts raising concerns in respect to the technology, two notable examples as featured on a prominent documentary on this subject entitled ‘Hacking Democracy’ include Dr. Herbert Hugh Thompson hacking into the GEMS (Global Election Management System) central tabulator and modifying votes and Harri Hustri hacking the memory card used to store votes; both cases resulted in the ability to manipulate the vote count as was desired by the hacker . Another example was a computer programmer who under oath swore that he had written a prototype for a congressman which would alter the results of an election .
The significant power associated with these companies is illustrated by the fact that in 2010, Premier voting systems were used in “over 1,400 jurisdictions in 33 states and serve near 28 million American voters .” Concern has been expressed regarding how the companies conduct themselves with election officials and the agendas of key people involved within the organizations. As an example, a quote attributed to the chief executive of the company Diebold notes he is “committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the president next year .” Another example includes Chuck Hagel, who ran for a senate seat in Nebraska. Prior to the election, the polls were so close that it was noted an outcome could not be predicted. Hagel ultimately won the election by fifteen points. It has been discovered that Hagel, up until two weeks prior to announcing his candidacy, was chairman of ES&S whose computer systems were responsible for counting his own votes for the election. Furthermore, the company’s founder was Hagel’s campaign treasurer. Hagel’s financial ties to ES&S were never disclosed and although a request was made to recount the votes, a state law requiring the votes be recounted using the same mechanism that was used initially deemed it pointless . A number of election officials also end up working for the electronic voting machine companies and sign on as lobbyists. Entities, such as The Election Center, who defend electronic voting, take money from electronic voting companies and don’t disclose how much .
If one delves into most elections that use electronic voting, there seems to regularly be discrepancies and questions raised. From recent elections  to perhaps the most well known controversy in the 2004 Presidential Election . The issue also isn’t specific to the United States, but can also be identified overseas . If one desires to investigate how the machines are tested, and whether or not any of the noted issues are formally documented, they are denied communication . Furthermore, not all electronic voting machines leave a paper trail of the vote and as Harri Hustri demonstrated in ‘Hacking Democracy’ it’s possible to manipulate the physical evidence if the machine does emit a print out .
It seems clear that citizens should be concerned with the proliferation of these machines and it could be confidently argued that electronic voting machines, especially in their current state, are not fit for use in elections with the obvious solution being a complete adoption of paper voting and the immediate ceasing of use of these machines for formal voting purposes.
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“We can handle the truth. In fact, without the truth, we cannot live. * We will die. * Slowly, and then all at once. * We will collapse and that will be that. * It will be over. * A dusty pile of rubble and Ho Ho’s and lies. *”
Mike Palecek, Preface, Nobody Died at Sandy Hook
In the three years since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, numerous reports have been published on its many strange circumstances. Many have come to the conclusion that the shooting did not happen as described by the media and that at least some of the victims we were told are dead are still alive. Many of these strange details and paradoxes are depicted in the book “Nobody Died at Sandy Hook.” It is a collection of essays from different authors such as Jim Fetzer, James Tracy, Dr. Eowyn, Mike Palecek, Vivian Lee, Allan William Powell, and others. This book shines a light on so many problems with the official story of Sandy Hook that if people actually read it and saw the photographs, they would realize they have been lied to on a massive scale and start wondering what else the government and media is lying about and why. This book and now Professor James Tracy are facing massive resistance. The book has been completely banned on Amazon and Professor James Tracy is in danger of being fired from Florida Atlantic University because of his research and writing on this topic. He is a tenured Associate Professor of Communication and Multimedia Studies there.
The first time I heard about this book was because of the controversy it was creating on Amazon. It had mostly highly positive reviews and many negative 1-star reviews from people who admitted they had not read the book but were extremely offended at the idea and implications of a staged shooting. Back then you could still buy the book on Amazon and decide for yourself. You can read more about the controversy and see a snapshot of the reviews here at Professor Tracy’s blog Memory Hole.1 After about a month of the book being on Amazon and generating strong sales, the book was banned and even deleted from customers’ Kindles. 2 To combat this ban and keep the book available for interested readers, the book has been released in pdf format for free and you can find it at Professor Tracy’s blog.3
To add to the controversy, Lenny and Veronique Pozner have accused Prof James Tracy of harassing them. Lenny and Veronique Pozner are the parents of Noah Pozner, who was reported to have been killed at Sandy Hook. Later his picture surfaced again and it was claimed he was killed in Peshawar, Pakistan on December 16, 2014, two years after the Sandy Hook shooting. 4 Lenny and Veronique Pozner have written an op/ed for the Sun-Sentinel entitled “Sandy Hook Massacre 3rd Anniversary: Two parents target FAU conspiracy theorist,” in which they state the reprimand he received was not enough and pretty much called for him to be fired. 5 On December 16 Florida Atlantic University has issued a notice of termination, giving Professor Tracy ten days to respond according to their grievance process. 6 Here is Tracy’s response to this action:
The attack upon me and Jim Fetzer, Ph.D., McKnight Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota Duluth, is only the latest in an ongoing campaign to conceal the deception known as “Sandy Hook”. In a December 10 opinion piece published by The South Florida Sun-Sentinel Lenny and Veronique Pozner seek to intimidate my employer into firing me because of the extensive research several academics, including Fetzer and myself, have done on the Sandy Hook massacre. 7
Here is a little glimpse into why this book is so controversial. It starts off by covering previous false flags and explains the reason why governments conduct false flags in the first place. It includes ample photographic evidence showing that the school was closed and a hazard prior to the shooting. There are photos of moss and grime, exposed metal rods that could poke a student on his way to the classroom, absence of handicapped accommodations, classrooms packed full of storage boxes where there should be desks and students learning. (pages 31-33) There is a graphic via the Wayback Machine showing the absence of Internet activity in Sandy Hook Elementary School from 2008 to 2013 (34). In the book you will also find:
At this time it is important to help and support Professor Tracy, even though he is not really asking for anything yet. You can support him by getting a copy of his book, reading it, and sharing it with others. You can read and subscribe to his blog and make a donation. He is facing difficult times and he is married with four children. You can call or write the President of Florida Atlantic University, Dr. John Kelly, at (561) 297-3450. Mailing address Rm 339, Kenneth R. Williams Administration Building 10, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33431. You can purchase a hard copy of Nobody Died at Sandy Hook from Moon Rock Books.
I believe the reason this book is being so harshly censored is because of the numerous photographs it contains. These days it is often hard if not impossible to convince anyone who is not already inclined to take a look at alternative media websites, even harder to get them to spend a lot of time reading and doing research. This book not only includes great writing and research, it also has a vast amount of photographic evidence of a false flag including showing us what a real incident would look like, while sparing us the graphic details. To deny the information in this book would be like saying your eyes are lying or that all those photos are fake, which is a very big stretch for most people. Help Professor Tracy and support his work and you may just help bring the truth to light and who knows where that will lead next.
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It has been more than 4 years since the disaster that crippled the nuclear reactor at Fukushima in Japan. President Obama and the authorities in charge assured us we are safe from radiation crossing the ocean. Many assumed they were correct and did not worry any further about the effects of radiation on them or their children despite the fact that radiation releases have not been stopped. Right now we keep hearing reports of different sea creatures dying en masse on the West Coast, which brings back thoughts of the disaster and its effects.
On one side of the debate are the official news outlets and authorities who told us not to worry and that everything is safe. Right now they are mostly quiet about radiation and Fukushima and confused about why there are so many sea creatures dying. On the other hand, alternative news sites and researchers like Leuren Moret tell us there is widespread radiation and already increased mortality in the US because of this disaster.1 Who do we trust? The best bet would be to purchase a radiation detector and measure the radiation ourselves. However, the more reliable ones are expensive at a few hundred dollars and the cheaper ones are not as reliable. Many people cannot afford to spend $500 on a radiation monitor. Once again, information, knowledge, and research can come to our rescue.
Michael Collins is an environmental journalist who has been posting articles and videos on Fukushima since a few days after the incident. He is measuring radiation with an Inspector Alert radiation detector (priced at about $500-$600) and offering to maintain websites (for free) for radiation reporting of anyone who is willing to purchase an Inspector and measure the radiation in their area. There are a few of these radiation stations operating throughout the US along with RadNet operated by the EPA. They show that there is indeed increased radiation in the US and not just on the West Coast. For anyone who wants to understand the gravity of the situation and what to do, go to enviroreporter.com and read the reports. He has many reports analyzing radiation in different US cities and demonstrations showing high radiation as well as useful protection tips: http://www.enviroreporter.com/
Christina Consolo or RadChick has also done extensive reporting on the effects of Fukushima, from mutations in plants to health and environmental effects. Her website and YouTube channel provide a lot of information that is easy to understand and learn from. It is a great resource for understanding the reality of the situation, even for beginners in the field of radiation research. http://climateviewer.com/radchick/
To best answer the question, who do we trust, we need to examine previous nuclear disasters, how the governments and authorities handled them, and the health effects on the population. In general we find that there is usually a time lag of at least a few years before the truth eventually comes out after the denial and diseases like cancer start appearing. We need to educate ourselves as fast as possible in order to keep ourselves and our families healthy.
How to protect yourself from radiation
In 1945 the US dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki, unleashing radiation sickness, illness, death, and destruction. The Saint Francis Hospital in Nagasaki was located only a mile from the center of the blast, and Shinichiro Akizuki was its director as well as a medical doctor. He and his staff treated hundreds for radiation sickness after the explosion. Neither he nor his staff were ever sick from the radiation. He credits this to their daily consumption of miso soup and believes it protected them from the effects of radiation.2 This shows us what is possible if we are armed with knowledge and access to radiation-protective substances.
Michael Collins has many tips on his website about how to protect ourselves from radiation. One of his main strategies is avoiding exposure, not being scared or paranoid but cautious to the degree you feel comfortable with while realizing there might be contamination. He recommends avoiding potential sources of radiation like rain, snow, swimming and surfing in the Pacific, and eating seafood from the Pacific unless you can measure the radiation yourself with a reliable instrument and see that it’s safe. If you don’t have one, err on the side of caution. His approach is very practical and sensible. While it is hard to avoid the rain and snow completely, he recommends having good rain gear, drying off as soon as possible, washing/drying your rain gear, etc. 3,4 He also recommends having a HEPA air filter in your house to help improve air quality.5 He also recommends purchasing a radiation monitor for those who can afford it so they can test their environment and foods themselves.6 He also has a section devoted to measuring radiation in food called “Eat Me!”
Christina Consolo has talked extensively on the dangers of flying in radiation, which is dangerous. She documents sickness in pilots and celebrities and relates it to their frequent flying and increased exposure to radiation.7
Radiation can cause anything from acute radiation sickness to cancer, low-functioning immune system leading to various infections taking over, thyroid issues, heart disease, hemorrhages, birth defects, and others. Young children, infants, and embryos are the most at risk. Some early signs of radiation exposure include metallic taste in the mouth, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, hair loss, nosebleeds and other bleeding, fatigue, flu-like symptoms, and infections.8,9
A lot has been written about nutritional strategies for countering radiation, from foods to herbs to vitamins and supplements. Some foods, herbs, and supplements to counter radiation include aloe, bee pollen, calcium, chlorophyll, magnesium, garlic, fermented foods, potassium, selenium, Siberian ginseng, vitamins A, B complex, C, and E, bioflavonoids, zinc.10 Some of these, like vitamin C combined with bioflavonoids were shown to protect against lethal-dose radiation in animal studies, especially if given before and after the radiation. 11 Steven Schechter gives several strategies to protect against radiation in his book “Fighting Radiation and Chemical Pollutants with Foods, Herbs, and Vitamins.” They include maintaining an optimal diet, breathing fresh air regularly, drinking high-quality bottled or filtered water, eating organic foods when possible, having a small garden, thoroughly washing produce, avoiding processed and junk food, chewing food long enough to help it break down, decreasing use of toxic chemicals in your home, taking vacations, and blessing your food. 12
To improve one’s health in general, I highly recommend reading or reviewing the HealthWyze website for health information and considering what to implement to prevent and cure disease. Thomas Corriher has also written an article on protection from radiation: http://healthwyze.org/index.php/component/content/article/549-quick-tip-answering-questions-about-radiation-from-japan-and-potassium-iodide.html
He reminds us that potassium iodide protects only the thyroid and female reproductive organs, not the whole body. The article advises against drinking iodine and there is also an article describing the dangers of that.13 He also advises against taking seaweed due to issues with contamination and toxins. A few strategies he recommends is applying topical iodine, taking chlorophyll, apple pectin, flaxseed oil, vitamin C, and following the Budwig protocol. 14
After researching previous nuclear incidents as well as Fukushima, it is my conclusion the government and authorities cannot be trusted when they tell us there is no or little radiation and we are safe. A very sad example of this is the Japanese government passing laws against speaking about high radiation levels in Japan, and issuing propaganda messages saying radiation won’t harm those who smile. 15 Another sad example is government officials increasing the acceptable levels of radiation, hoping no one notices or questions them about it.
In the end we have to take it upon ourselves to be informed, to educate ourselves on the effects of radiation, and take measures to protect ourselves and our families. The first step is to research the effects of radiation, when they start showing up, as well as counteractive measures. What follows is a list of resources to help the reader get started on this journey. It is by no means an exhaustive list but it is a start in the right direction.
For further reading and research:
*RadChick on WAN: Fallout is More than You Think—Christina Consolo talks about the effects on Fukushima on her life and the loss of two of her best friends: “Fallout is NOT just what blows out of Fukushima, but the lives that it touches through illness and death. Fallout also means: the subsequent issues that arise out of an act or event…Thanks to Fukushima, we are all Hibakusha now, a Japanese word for ‘Explosion-affected people’ given to the victims of Hiroshima & Nagasaki.”
*RadChick website: http://climateviewer.com/radchick/
* SPIC Corporation and Medical Research 21 Inc. “Protect Yourself from Radiation.” This is a documentary with Japanese and Western doctors about the reality of the situation in Japan and how it applies to all of us. It discusses issues like government cover-up, personal responsibility, and what to do to protect ourselves. It speaks in detail about vitamin C used in radiation protection and is a must-watch for anyone who is interested in taking vitamin C for this reason because it discusses the studies and effective forms of vitamin C. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rbm_MH3nSdM&list=PL8I51JUYH7lYP7kKyT4J18yUxbT8qHnXe&index=1
*Joseph Mangano and Janette Sherman. “The Dangerous Myths of Fukushima, Exposing the No Harm Mantra.”
*Bobby1’s Blog: http://optimalprediction.com/wp/list-of-posts/
Investigative journalism on radiation including health effects, news, and graphs
*3.11 Surviving Japan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJOfOwGbAxI&index=11&list=PLDA0310690AE5014F
Excellent documentary on the Fukushima disaster
*Leuren Moret website—radiation and environmental research
*ENENews—radiation news aggregator
1) Leuren Moret: “100,000 excess deaths in 2011 in North America from Fukushima radiation” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mudMjxSaZA
2) Steven Schecter, N.D. Fighting Radiation and Chemical Pollutants with Foods, Herbs, and Vitamins. Vitality Ink, 1990. Pg 85-86.
3) EnviroReporter. “High radiation detected in LA rain 30 Jan 2015.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QL52dVhJvvM
4) EnviroReporter. “So Cal Fish Test- Not Hot- Not Yet.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JTg296LdYY
5) EnviroReporter. L.A. Air radiation surges 419%. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SuVs-MtaqU
6) EnviroReporter. “So Cal Fish Test- Not Hot- Not Yet.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JTg296LdYY
7) RadChick. “Nuked in the Skies. Pilots and Radiation.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHhMUzjlh3Q
8) CBS News. “Radiation Exposure: 8 signs of radiation sickness.” http://www.cbsnews.com/news/radiation-exposure-8-signs-of-radiation-sickness-pictures/
9) Bobby1’s Blog. “Radiation and the metallic taste phantom.” http://optimalprediction.com/wp/radiation-and-the-metallic-taste-phantom/
10) Steven Schecter, N.D. Fighting Radiation and Chemical Pollutants with Foods, Herbs, and Vitamins. Vitality Ink, 1990. Pg 34.
11) Steven Schecter, N.D. Fighting Radiation and Chemical Pollutants with Foods, Herbs, and Vitamins. Vitality Ink, 1990. Pg 106.
12) Steven Schecter, N.D. Fighting Radiation and Chemical Pollutants with Foods, Herbs, and Vitamins. Vitality Ink, 1990. Pg 47.
13) Sarah Corriher. “Iodine Supplementation.” http://healthwyze.org/index.php/component/content/article/54-iodine-supplementation.html
14) Thomas Corriher. “Answering Questions about Radiation from Japan and Potassium Iodide.” http://healthwyze.org/index.php/component/content/article/549-quick-tip-answering-questions-about-radiation-from-japan-and-potassium-iodide.html
“Unbelievable comment by Mr. Yamashita.”