The official blog of Susan Landis-Steward, writer of whatever she likes, and co-founder of Puddletown Publishing Group

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News You Need to Know

As some of you know, I am a news junkie. Not just the news you get from the folks that brought us George W. Bush, but news of all sorts. Some of this I want to share with you because I think the whole country needs to know.

First up: This from the Army Times. Yes, you read that right. A full Brigade, stationed in the US, to quell civil unrest. Interesting timing, with an election looming that the Republicans NEED to win and have proven they will do anything possible, legal or illegal, to win. Armed with tasers, supposedly nonlethal, but responsible for a death right here in PDX last year and for a death somewhere else just in the last week. Also, note the duties of this force:

They may be called upon to help with civil unrest and crowd control or to deal with potentially horrific scenarios such as massive poisoning and chaos in response to a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosive, or CBRNE, attack.

Funny, that. I always thought that was the job of the National Guard. Question: Is the October Surprise going to be Martial Law?  Or maybe the GOP plans to steal another election. This time from a black guy. Hmmmm. Are they expecting riots or something?

Steal elections? How would that happen? Read on:

http://news.racinepost.com/2008/09/gop-absentee-ballot-mailings-called.html

http://www.alternet.org/blogs/democracy/100385/dems_say_alabama_sos_won%27t_share_new_voter_rolls/

http://www.alternet.org/democracy/98369/2008_season_of_voting_meltdowns_begins/  You might not know that Diebold machines are owned by a Republican and have been implicated in numerous “odd” voting incidents that favored Republican candidates.

http://www.truthout.org/article/rfk-jr-and-mike-papantonio-is-your-vote-safe

There’s much more out there but I’m not going to do all the work for you.

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