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lessons taken from the
recent u.s. election mess

friday, november 23rd, 2018

another November, another Election Day debacle.

Leave it to the State of Florida to once again (think Bush v. Gore) expose the severe shortcomings of the American election system. Though, to be fair, it isn't only Florida; Arizona and Georgia are also in the proverbial “big soup” this time around.

The point of this article is not to systematically condemn the American election system, nor detail its deficiencies. As any observer is painfully aware, there are legal, partisan, and political reasons why the system remains – basically – broken. Nor shall we evaluate any contemporary claims of voter fraud; for these arguments will be lost and won by an army of lawyers, sent from D.C. to the states which have bungled yet another political election.

For the sake of both completeness and brevity, listed below are some broad complicating factors of the U.S. electoral system:

Rather than focus on the various problems, we seek here to present examples from other countries where the election systems do work, for context and fermentation of ideas domestically.

A Look around the World








United Kingdom


With the notable exceptions of Australia and the United Kingdom (two English-speaking countries), each one of the above countries requires a form of identification to be presented by the voter. With the exception Japan, voter turnout is significantly higher in these countries than in the United States (25-35%). Countries with compulsory voting – Australia and Brazil – unsurprisingly have the highest voter participation – 90% and 79% respectively.

If you do not understand that the left is a wholly-destructive force whose primary mission is to tear down the leading institutions and individuals of the Western world, you do not understand the left.

Furthermore, the authors searched for recent examples of voter fraud in these countries, and were unable to find any eminent instances. Unlike the United States, which has had multiple prominent election problems that have made international news, a comparable example among the countries analyzed cannot be readily identified. Indeed, a U.S. level of election shenanigans seems to be reserved for what we typically call a “banana republic.”

A Divided Country, Embarrassed on the World Stage

Ever since the Greeks invented democracy in ancient times, societies have been voting. From a technological standpoint, it is a very basic procedure. Even Iraq, practically ravished by wars since the 1980s, votes using a straightforward and understandable process: ink on the index finger identifies each one who has cast a vote.

Not only do contested and contentious elections further exacerbate an already divided country, but they are a black mark on the reputation of the United States on the international scene. Allegedly the leading country in the world today, it is almost impossible, for our allies and foes alike, to comprehend how we cannot even master a task so simple as a routine election.

Perhaps instead of sending two opposing battalions of lawyers to litigate the vote counting, it is time for meaningful reform that addresses both voter participation and the integrity of each and every vote.

© November 13, 2018 By Wallace Bruschweiler & William Palumbo. "USA TransNational Report".

A Day In The Life.

Awake and up at 4a on Friday, I made coffee, had a smoke, made oatmeal and immediately checked the weather and news. Over 300,000 people without power, so far, from Winter Storm "Avery", due to the ice, wet snow, limbs and trees crashing and sleet, up and down the East Coast. I'm glad that I don't have to commute in a mess like that storm. I ran a few nearby errands and the Jeep was exemplary in handling and traction, and every other car/SUV/truck was off the road or in ditches. I went out later to get some air in my tires, but the DIY air pumps at gas stations and convenience stores were frozen from the sleet, and traffic on just about every road and street was backed-up for miles with no intersection lights working, due to downed telephone/power poles and transformers lying on the ground, accidents and abandoned cars, I gave up after a couple hours of getting nowhere. The Fire-Police guys in reflective vests were directing traffic at just about every intersection and were probably stretched pretty thin. No sign of Met-Ed trucks anywhere. Back home by 10:30p, even worse freezing rain and sleet kept me inside. Not going out in that crap. I may be dumb, but I'm not stupid.

A meal without wine is called breakfast.

Neighbors and friends stopped by to check on me, and I had them come inside to watch the massive 82" Samsung TV, for a while. I heated-up pork-fried rice and Gen Tsao's Chicken for lunch, and just stayed-in for the rest of the day, with temps in the teens, and it would be tomorrow until some ice and snow began melting, when temps rose into the mid-30s. No sense in getting into any accidents. By 9p, I was tired, took my Rx pills and went to La-La Land.

I slept-in until 9a on Saturday, had coffee, skipped breakfast, and went out to run a few errands. 80% of the snow and ice had melted, but would re-freeze again tonite. I noticed that my Jeep's 4 tires were low, and I checked it on the computer panel, called Dave at S&D Automotive to see if he'd be in the shop today, so I could get some air. None of the Rutter's or Sheetz gas/air station pumps were working. and Dave met me at his and Stacey's shop. That done, cousin Buddy and Dave invited me to lunch at the private Victory Athletic Association Club around the corner from Dave's shop. Great food and atmosphere. I got home mid-afternoon, and promptly dozed-off on a full belly. Becky stopped by with some food for me from Wegman's in Lancaster, after getting her hair done at a top-notch cutter. These 32" Lee Jeans are getting tight; I may have to switch to my pairs of 33" or 34" jeans. Heh.

I watched the NASCAR Monster Energy "FORD ECOBOOST 400" – a 400 mile race – at Miami-Homestead Raceway on the 82" Samsung, from 3-7p; just an amazing picture! I did some "house cleaning" and a full computer back-up on my office unit, took my Rx pills and was asleep by 11p.

Up at 7:30a on Sunday, I fired-up the furnace – it was a piercing cold 34°F outside – made coffee, had a banana, and a smoke in the garage, and got the past 3 days mail. I had some tools to rehang on the garage wall, so I'd left the Jeep out, overnight, but didn't get it done last evening. I rehung the rakes, stepladder and a couple of shovels, after my 3rd mug of coffee. I grabbed a shower, did a load of laundry and checked the CATV schedule for any races. With the final Formula-1 race next week at Abu Dhabi, this NASCAR ""Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway" race was all that was on, unfortunately.

I spent nearly 2hrs collecting receipts, filling out online forms, registering on their website, to get this Dyson V7 Handheld Vacuum ready to send back for repairs or replacement. Becky stopped-by with some Panera French Onion Soup, and I worked on emptying the mound of moving boxes and clear plastic containers, in the basement. We decided to go to the very fine Lyndon Diner on Rt 30, in West York, for Thanksgiving, since Mom & Dad are gone, and I don't feel like making a big production by cheffing a turkey and all the trimmings. By 10:45p I was tired, shut everything down and went to bed.

I got-up at 5a on Monday, after a night of weird dreams and bathroom trips, made coffee and had a smoke. It was a cold 35°F outside. In case you ever want to "Go Dark On The Net", and completely disappear, there are some easy ways to do it, in that article.

All the best to you & yours!

I had errands to get done, and the Dyson V7 Handheld Vacuum to work out shipping and repairs/replacement details with the Dyson folks and UPS. I stopped at Weis Market to get a few things, made a later lunch and fell asleep on the 99" sofa. Wow, what a "nap" that was. I watched CATV in the evening on the 82" Samsung, Lee stopped by with some unripe Persimmons that tasted like shit, and finally got to sleep around 11:15p. All in all, not much accomplished.

I need to start getting pics of the finished place and get them posted here. It's 99.999% done; only a few more pictures to hang, and waiting on delivery of a Breuer Chair replacement.

Awake at 5a on Tuesday, I went back to sleep until 7:45a, made coffee, checked the weather and news. It was a balmy 41°F, but that wouldn't last very long. Thursday – Thanksgiving Day – would be bitter cold, with a high only in the 20s, or so they forecast. I drove the Dyson V7 Vacuum to the nearby UPS Store, and with my reference number issued by Dyson, it goes back to the mfgr today/tomorrow. Alan and his company, River Rock Landscaping in Red Lion, PA, is doing Fall cleaning and pruning at Becky's and at Dad's old condo,and then will come here to clean the irregular flagstone patio they built for me, and clean-up the front gardens.

The Truth will set you free, but first, it'll piss you off.

Another illegal alien spic, last evening, shooting and murdering 3 employees in a Chicago hospital; natch. BUILD THE DAMNED WALL, TRUMP, AND SEAL-OFF THE FUCKING BORDER! (Sorry you had to hear that, too, my Consevative Friends.)

And if the Chipolte Manager knows who the "dash & dine" niggers are, then s/he was 100% correct in getting pre-payment from the lowlife, subhuman scumbag niggers, NOT "African Americans". The Africans HATE them, as I do. They're subhuman NIGGER FILTH. What, you don't like the "N-Word"? FUCK YOU, Libtard ASSHOLE! (Sorry you had to hear that, too, my Consevative Friends.)

Here comes pre-Thanksgiving Traffic Hell; reason #1 why I stay-off the busy main roads for the next 2 days. Becky and I are driving to the very fine Lyndon Diner on Rt 30, in West York, for Thanksgiving dinner. We'll take some back roads, shortcuts and do only 2-3 miles on Rt 30, before we hit heavy traffic. I watched History Channel's new season of "Curse of Oak Island" and Discovery's "Garage Rehab" until 11:30p, and called it a day.

War On Cash Is Underway

Ever heard of The Chicago Plan? You might want to read that about the govt's "war on cash". It's drawing down to its final stages now.

I woke-up 2x; at 4a and 5:30a, on Wednesday morning, with a weird dream about landscaping Hitlery Klintoon's house, and her chasing me and my crew around the property, in an open bathrobe, with a bottle of half-finished scotch and a meat cleaver. Brrrrrrrr. I stayed-up the second time, because I didn't want to know the ending of it. I made coffee, turned-up the heat from 70°F to 76°F, and grabbed a quick shower. It was a sunny 33°F outside, with no wind, but it'll be a bitter cold day tomorrow. I picked-up Becky, and we drove thru traffic to the Lyndon Diner. After a massive and delicious turkey, filling, and mashed potatoes plate covered with turkey gravy, French Onion soup and a dish of corn, I took 3 large pieces of baklava home for later. Becky couldn't finish her dinner and took several boxes home with her. I left our waitress a very generous tip of 30%. Thanks to all the L-Tryptophan, I nodded-off for a few hours after getting home. And while watching some CATV, a few more times. By 9:30p, I was ready for sleep.

Up at 7:30a, a bit groggy from the turkey dinner's massive dose of tryptophan, I turned-up the heat to 76°F, made coffee and had a smoke. It was a bitter 20°F and sunny outside, the coldest day of the year, so far. I made a T-Day card on MS-Publisher, for Becky, as I always did for Mom & Dad, and for Becky, when she moved here in 2013, and drove to her condo in North York, to give it to her. Except for dropping-off some letters at the USPS Facility, there was no point in any errands, as everything, and I do mean everything, was closed. So I went home, wrapped-up 2 packages to return to Amazon, from the UPS Store, in the morning.

Life's a series of hellos and goodbyes. I'm afraid it's time for goodbye again.

I watched the Redskins v Cowboys game on the 82" Samsung, while working in my office-sunroom, watched some History Channel, temps drop down to 21°F by 7p, and found the final F-1's Grand Prix Race on Sunday at 8a, at Abu Dhabi, on ESPN2, and called it quits at 9:30p.

Tomorrow starts a new week here in the Journal, and after holding-out since 2006 with an ancient replacement 2014 Samsung Rugby 4 (AT&T) Flip Phone, I'm going shopping at The Galleria's AT&T Retail Store for a new Samsung Galaxy S or S9+ unit. Next week, after all the "Black Friday" madness is finished.

Fake Liberal Media BS

The most insidious power of the corrupt, criminal liberal media, is the power to ignore the truth.

Here, have some fun. Something stinks within America's newsrooms. It's the stench of liberal bias permeating the so-called mainstream media. From lies and deceit to distortions and character assassinations, the liberal media dish out leftist BS to drive their radical agenda.

Chris Plante, host of The Chris Plante Show on WMAL (DC) from 9-12, weekdays, said, "The most insidious power the media has, if the power to ignore." Think about what that really means and you can readily see what an evil force the corrupt, criminal, liberal-demokkkRAT-controlled, butt-kissing, fawning circlefest media assholes, are.

Think you can detect it? Take some serious time and read/scan these articles and find out just how much BS the liberal media are dishing out. Wear your hip-waders; the bullshit is real deep!

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