Posts tagged Columbia
Published on Dec 6, 2012
Narrated by Oscar winning actor Morgan Freeman, “Breaking the Taboo” is produced by Sam Branson’s indie Sundog Pictures and Brazilian co-production partner Spray Filmes and was directed by Cosmo Feilding Mellen and Fernando Grostein Andrade. Featuring interviews with several current or former presidents from around the world, such as Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, the film follows The Global Commission on Drug Policy on a mission to break the political taboo over the United States led War on Drugs and expose what it calls the biggest failure of global policy in the last 40 years.
By Anastasia Moloney
BOGOTA (AlertNet) – Rebel forces and criminal gangs fighting for a stake in Colombia’s mining boom are forcing growing numbers of people to flee their homes, a leading rights group has said.
Rising silver and gold prices along with increasing coal and oil production in the South American nation, have seen leftist rebels from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and new criminal gangs linked to former far-right paramilitaries expanding into illegal mining in recent years.
Illegal gold and silver mines in central and western Colombia as well as mines of coltan ore – an essential component in mobile phones – in Colombia’s Amazon jungle, have become increasingly important sources of revenue for armed groups and criminals.
“Mining, both legal and illegal, brings in and attracts illegal armed groups – paramilitaries and guerrillas – to control mining operations and or extort mining companies,” said Marco Romero, head of the Bogota-based rights group, the Consultancy for Human Rights and Displacement (CODHES).
“In some areas of Colombia, like in Cauca and in the oil-producing regions of the south, we’ve seen an increase in human rights abuses and violence against local communities, which in some cases has led to displacement,” Romero told AlertNet.
Published on Apr 17, 2012 by oversightandreform
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, discusses the full committee hearing examining the wasteful spending practices at the GSA and the scandal involving Secret Service in Colombia days before President Obama’s arrival.
CNN – John King USA – April 16, 2012
Please remember regarding the Secret Service, when the story first broke, Columbia expelled the secret service people for their actions, not the DC administration. So we have more than just a break in secret service procedure. Betting good money, although still fiat, these “hookers” were well under age. It would be a nice comparison as to who this issue was reported in the Columbian press verses the white washed filtered news we see daily for the main stream media. Never assume, what was the age and were they girls or boys that the secret service members were hunting for?
Submitted by SC Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ
I received an e-mail from our meet-up which I’m editing but for to include this statement:
I have some significant information that I need to share with all of you regarding vote fraud in the SCGOP Primary. I have met with SCGOP Chairman already and am meeting again next Wednesday in Columbia. You will want to hear what I have discovered.
I’ve have uploaded the SCGOP Primary Vote Analysis to Google Docs: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B_wWkfsJPShUMWQxMTc2NzgtM2M…
and would like commentary any of you analytical gurus might like to add here or additional insights. This is very important to us in South Carolina! Thanks!
****Analyst Adds Update****
Hey guys. I just want you all to know that I have graphed in detail all of the counties in NH, SC and Fla that have the precinct information available on the Election Commissions’ website. I have amassed a couple of hundred graphs probably. The most difficult part of this is getting this information into a form that is brief but easy to understand. Please appreciate this.
There are surely exceptions to the following observations, but here are some generalities:
1. In any county where Ron Paul has more votes than Mitt Romney using the low vote total precincts, you get a ridiculous- looking curve like the one in Anderson County. (Anderson, Greenville, Spartanburg, and Oconee Counties). Mitt ends up at a vote total that could have been Paul’s projected total and Paul crashes to the ground.
2. In the counties where Romney has more votes than Paul in the low vote total precincts, There is no ridiculous anomaly like the one in Anderson County.
3. In any race where Newt is ahead of Romney and Romney is anywhere close to Gingrich in vote total, Newt gets flipped by Romney (Richland, Charleston, and Beaufort Counties in SC) much like the maneuver in Anderson County where Mitt flips Paul. It appears to me that Newt actually won these counties as well as Polk and Duval Counties in Florida.
4. As I have laid out in my brief, fluctuations should occur in honest elections; however, these “flips” look to me like one candidate is suddenly losing his slope (established vote percentage) and another (Romney) is gaining at precisely the same percentage. My personal constitution screams to me “this phenomenon is not a normal occurrence!”
5. In almost all Counties, Mitt Romney gains hundreds- even more than a thousand- in the very largest precinct(s). Many instances this tail end gain appears to serve the purpose of draining Ron Paul just enough to be last place. (example: Charleston County SC). I’m not saying there isn’t an honest explanation, but I want to hear one… that makes sense. Maybe in every single county Romney supporters turned out in “droves” at the very largest precinct(s)?
6. Most graphs follow a disturbing trend: Mitt Romney’s vote percentage “line” looks more like a parabola curving upward and the other 3 candidates’ lines like a parabola curving in the negative. This might could be explained in some honest way, but it looks like algorithms in voting machines to me. I invite intelligent discussion.
7. Yes- demographics can play a part, of course. I am NOT a Demographics expert. I do like math though.
8. I will release a procedure that will show all of you math analysts how to do this on your own. You will see the same anomalies as I see.
Presidential candidate Ron Paul proposes major changes to U.S. foreign policy. We caught up with him in Iowa.