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Before Expatriating, Some Considerations

We’ve all heard someone say it: “If that fascist/socialist/weasel/liar/idiot/etc wins, I’m gettin’ the hell out of the country.” Here’s a quick, short and entirely un-researched checklist for the 0.2 % of those who may actually consider…

Video: Vote Flipping on Machine in West Virginia

As mentioned one week ago, several early voters in areas of West Virginia reported that their touch screen voting machines were flipping votes. Here's a video showing how an uncalibrated machine, like the one used in W VA, is sending votes…

Obama Fans in Europe, Take Note

If Europeans could vote in the US election one week from today, the outcome would closely resemble that of the Economist's world voting map. But nonsensical claims of socialism, marxism and 'defeat' from the US far right aside, an Obama…

Alaska’s Largest Paper Endorses Obama

Looking inwards? The Anchorage Daily News, the largest paper in Sarah Palin's home state, today endorsed Barack Obama. Not quite as blunt as other Obama endorsements, the paper said nonetheless: Yet despite her formidable gifts, few who…

Semper Fidelis

From FotoEdge's flickr stream, shot in Liberty, Missouri, population 30,000, a town presumably fitting Sarah Palin's definition of a "pro-American" part of the U.S.  Take a look at this one too. And if you're particularly interested in the…

Didn’t I See This Voting Machine in a Cartoon?

Or was it in a film? From the Charleston, West Virginia Gazette on Oct. 18: Three Putnam County voters say electronic voting machines changed their votes from Democrats to Republicans when they cast early ballots last week. Shelba Ketchum,…

Powell Endorses Obama

Former U.S. Secretary of State, Colin Powell, a Republican and one of the few --if only-- widely respected figures from the Bush Administration, today formally endorsed Barack Obama for president. Here's a seven minute clip from today's…

LJ Pic of the Day (emptiness)

This stencil appears on a wall near Gornji Trg in stara (old) Ljubljana. Prazno means empty. Kind of like McCain's debate performance last night. Ljubljana 085 (empty), originally uploaded by pirano.

Earth at Night

Nasa's Astronomy Picture of the Day for October 5 was this composite of hundreds of photos made by orbiting DMSP satellites which clearly illustrates who needs to turn their lights off at night. The only map more blue right now is The…

Are They Gonna Party Like it’s 1829?

Despite the significant poll shifts in recent weeks, it’s still way too early to know who’ll be hosting the 2009 Inauguration day parties in Washington in January. Things are only going to start getting nasty now. Chances are pretty good…