Monday, January 18, 2010

BBV 2010: Massachusetts - Watch for Pre-Emptive Maneuver Thru "Calling the Race"


For 10 years, I've been watching a trend to manipulate elections through premature "call" of the race by a media outlet. See below for predictions on what may follow a media call for either candidate in Massachusetts.

The media "call" can be manipulated because the public doesn't know that projected winners come from a system that is not even a governmental source! In fact, the media "calls" elections based on data from just one media outlet -- usually a quiet little division of the Associated Press that occupies a little corner somewhere and answers very few questions. Volunteers call in result reports to the corporation. The reports are often inaccurate (see below for examples). The names of these volunteers are not part of the public record. We will never get the list of names for those who will call in the 351 numbers which will result in "calling the election" for Tuesday's Massachusetts election.


If Tuesday's Massachusetts special senate election is "called" for Democrat Martha Coakley, expect to see a rush to install her, copying a Republican tactic in 2006 whereby San Diego's Brian Bilbray was seated by the US House of Representatives before tens of thousands of votes were even counted. Yes, the Senate can override the actual election results, or pre-empt the real results, and pre-emptively install a candidate based on a media prediction, or a bunch of unofficial tallies, or whatever they want. It can be done. It has been done. And if the media calls the race for Coakley, expect to see it done again.

If the race is "called" for Republican Scott Brown, expect to see a rush from Republican lawyers to claim that Brown has the right to vote immediately, instead of Paul Kirk who is current interim successor to Ted Kennedy. If that fails, look for an attempt to force abstention on the Massachusetts vote while stall tactics play out.

Sixty votes are needed. If Coakley is called and installed, they've got the 60. If Brown is called and stalled, they've got 59. Either way, the media "call" on Massachusetts is going to be under exceptional political pressure.

No matter where you stand on the controversial healthcare bill, be aware that what you see reported on Election Night is not only not "official" or "final", but is not even real, and may not even be the numbers written down by poll workers or printed out by the voting machine.


In the recent controversial NY-23 race, volunteers in multiple wards called in zeroes instead of votes for Conservative candidate Doug Hoffman. There WERE votes, but they called in zero and later said oops. This was not a plausible oops, because the zeroes were not called in randomly for various races, nor did the zeroes spread themselves among different candidates. Doug Hoffman had false zeroes reported while votes were called in for the others. Incorrect figures provided to the media resulted in a margin which appeared thousands of votes larger than it actually was, goading Hoffman to concede prematurely.

In the Florida 2000 presidential election, impossible numbers were provided to the media producing exactly the margin needed to "call" the race for George W. Bush. Minus 16,000 votes were reported for Al Gore, and (not knowing the margin was false), Gore conceded privately to Bush and nearly conceded to the nation.

In New York City's 2008 presidential primary, more than 50 wards falsely reported "zero" votes for Obama (but not for Hillary), creating a superficially low result on Election Night.

In Maine's 2009 election, the media reported called-in results for Lewiston and Augusta, two of Maine's largest cities, for seven ballot questions each with two possible choices (7x2=14 results per city), a total of 28 vote results for the two cities. Not a single one of the 28 results was correct, and eight were off by large margins.

In New England, even preliminary governmental results from each municipality are not compiled for a day or so. Results are typically sent by courier or brought by the police to the secretary of state. The results you see on the news are therefore not government results at all, but results generated by unnamed volunteers (or sometimes paid part timers) working for a corporation.

The media "call game" is a political game that can be played dirty, and in Massachusetts, the media "call" could ultimately control national healthcare policy.

Usually, these premature calls can be unraveled if they are incorrect because elections aren't certified for several days and winning candidates aren't installed into office for a month or more. But in Massachusetts, because of the special situation with an imminent vote on a controversial bill combined with a temporary senator, the media call can create an undemocratic mess.


When the media calls an election based on non-governmental verbal information from unnamed volunteers, it displaces legitimate election procedures. Media volunteers can -- and HAVE -- issued false numbers in order to get the media to call an election for a candidate. The US Congress can -- and HAS -- installed new voting members of congress before the votes are counted or the contest is determined.

If a media outlet calls the Massachusetts race based on verbal reports from names that are never disclosed, we need to call this what it is: Journalistic malpractice, and a danger to democracy.

If what you see Tuesday night ain't right, be prepared to speak up. Or shout loudly. It's our duty.

"It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." - Samuel Adams (1722-1803)

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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Richard Gage on The Architecture of Destruction
at First Churches in Northampton, MA - 10/10/09

Professional architect Richard Gage, AIA, founder of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, will be appearing in the Sanctuary of First Churches in Northampton, MA on Saturday, October 10th at 7pm to deliver his provocative multimedia presentation about the laws of physics and how they relate to architectural standards and observable phenomena on 9/11/01. There will be a question and answer session following the presentation. In addition to the general public, professionals in the architectural, construction and engineering trades are strongly encouraged to attend.

Mr. Gage's presentation systematically explores the physical and videographic evidence that has led him to conclude, based on his training as an architect and experience designing high-rise steel-framed office buildings and other large commercial structures, that only a systematic demolition program involving preplanted explosives of some kind could have produced the free-fall collapse speeds, pools of molten metal that persisted for many weeks, and the complete disintegration of the buildings into rapidly-expanding superheated clouds of sub-micron dust.

The events of 9/11/01 have been used as the rationale for the so-called Global War on Terror and two invasions/occupations of foreign countries, as well as widespread curtailment of U.S. civil liberties and a program of officially-sanctioned torture. The actual evidence, however, if one dares to look, suggests that the official story of the building "collapses" is completely false and argues for a new, independent investigation of the crimes of that day.

Many people do not even realize that a third skyscraper (WTC 7), which was forty-seven stories tall (half the size of the twin towers but the largest building in 38 U.S. states), collapsed on that fateful day.

WTC 7, which was not hit by an airplane or even by much debris from the twin towers, provides some of the clearest evidence that other forces (i.e. some form of explosives and controlled demolition techniques) were involved in the skyscrapers’ destruction. As Gage was quoted in the New York Times (August 22, 2008): “Seven World Trade Center is one of the key points of evidence, one of the smoking guns. There have been much hotter, longer lasting and larger fires in skyscrapers that have not fallen down.”

The event is presented free of charge. A basket will be passed during the program to help defray expenses.

More information about Richard Gage and Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth can be found at

This event is produced by the Valley 9/11 Truth Coalition
in association with Positronic Design of Holyoke, MA.

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