6/15/12

Wikipedia is Wickedpedia when it comes to besmirching reputations


I place few in the pantheon of those worthy of highest respect 
people I would not say I know and am friends with 
for fear of posing or trying to impress
One such person sought my assistance in correcting a Wikepedia bio
She had tried many times to do a factual edit
Each time she was rebuffed and unacceptable copy was returned 
Worse was the material in a section of criticism
It was bilious and erroneous
She provided me with a replacement for the initial info
and I successfully entered it
But when I tried repeatedly to amend the critical part 
with a balancing statement
the result was a standoff
and now Wikipedia has told me my efforts 
are not welcome
They say I am biased
If I were biased I would have zapped the entire criticism
Whatever process Wikipedia uses to create
final entries
is deeply flawed when
such incidents become
standard
Wikipedia is 
Wickedpedia
when it comes to besmirching 
the reputations of
people who deserve better
It will get no support from me
And I devoutly hope no one will undertake to
memorialize me there



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That is the best advice the GOP could get.


The GOP is stuck because it's schizo. 2012 will be its recompense.

Here is some Peirce Logic:

Excitation

We have more money, an endless spigot. We can attack like mad.

Brute Fact

The GOP has, since Obama's election, has behaved miserably and thrown any claim to serious conservative principles out the window. It is at best schizoid and media should report it as such.

Third

GOP should seek some light under the tunnel that it's built. Experiment with being more centrist for a change. Less hateful. If money becomes the the issue the GOP will lose.

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That is the best advice the GOP could get.




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"I could end the deficit in 5 minutes," Warren Buffett told CNBC.

From an email that will be viral with good reason

Warren Buffett, in a recent interview with CNBC, 
offers one of the best quotes about the debt ceiling:
"I could end the deficit in 5 minutes," he told CNBC. 
"You just pass a law that says that 
anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, 
all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election. 
The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) 
took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! 
 Why? Simple! The people demanded it. 
That was in 1971 - before computers, e-mail, cell phones, etc. 
Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, 
seven (7) took one (1) year or less 
to become the law of the land - 
all because of public pressure. 
 Warren Buffet is asking each addressee to forward this email 
to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; 
in turn ask each of those to do likewise.
 In three days, most people
 in The United States of America will have the message. 
 This is one idea that really should be passed around.
Congressional Reform Act of 2012

1. No Tenure / No Pension.
2. A Congressman/woman collects a salary while in office 
and receives no pay when they're out of office.
3. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security.
4. All funds in the Congressional retirement fund 
move to the Social Security system immediately. 
All future funds flow into the Social Security system, 
and Congress participates with the American people. 
It may not be used for any other purpose.
5. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, 
 just as all Americans do.
6. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise.
Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
7. Congress loses their current health care system 
and participates in the same health care system as the American people.
8. Congress must equally abide by all laws 
they impose on the American people.
9. All contracts with past and present 
Congressmen/women are void effective 12/1/12. 
The American people did not make 
this contract with Congressmen/women. 
Congress made all these contracts for themselves. 
Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. 
The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, 
so ours should serve their term(s), 
then go home and back to work. 
 
If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people 
then it will only take three days for most people (in the U.S. ) 
to receive the message. Don't you think it's time?

THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!

If you agree, pass it on. 



Five-point Hammer-the-GOP Plan to Soften Things Up This Summer

UPDATED June 20, 2012

Having established the fact that Romney
doesn't get it
President Obama can now pivot to present and future

The public already blames Bush for deficit and recession  
The public knows a fair tax system is necessary 
The public knows Romney is an empty suit

Cut to the Present and Future

Hammer the Congress 
for stalling things the American people want and need

Hammer the GOP 
for current behavior people don't appreciate

Hammer Romney 
for positions people don't like
distortions that reveal odd character traits
for outright lies

Hammer Koch and Company
for trying to buy the election
and to suppress the vote

Hammer Jobs Hypoctisy
Boehner for inaction
McConnell for nihilism
Tea Party GOP Congress

FINALLY

Propose the Grand Bargain
Make fair taxation central

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The past can be inferred
The present can be shown
The need can be deduced



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