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#iranelection cyberwar guide for beginners

The purpose of this guide is to help you participate constructively in the Iranian election protests through twitter.

1. Do NOT publicise proxy IP’s over twitter, and especially not using the #iranelection hashtag. Security forces are monitoring this hashtag, and the moment they identify a proxy IP they will block it in Iran. If you are creating new proxies for the Iranian bloggers, DM them to @stopAhmadi or @iran09 and they will distributed them discretely to bloggers in Iran…. Much more….#iranelection cyberwar guide for beginners


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On the climate of hate in this election

I think this graph [of the stock market plunge] perfectly represents what we, as a country, are doing in the last weeks of the Presidential election. The level of vitriol is so high, the distrust and suspicion of each side for the other so intense, the accusations so wild, the fear and the fury so palpable, that I keep thinking that somewhere in a cave in Pakistan, with his laptop on his knees, Osama Bin Laden is laughing his ass off.

PEOPLE, we have all got to take it down a notch.

On the climate of hate in this election – Anna McDonnell : Mindful Mom


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Quote:

“Is this really who the Republican Party wants to be one heartbeat away from the Presidency? Given Sarah Palin’s lack of experience on every front and on nearly every issue, this Vice Presidential pick doesn’t show judgment: it shows political panic.”
~ Rep. Rahm Emanuel


With its obvious pandering to disaffected Hillaryites, I should think our many clear-minded, intelligent Republican friends would find this profoundly embarrassing.

How awful for them!


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Will the Real John McCain Please Stand Up?

I’m not sure I want to know who the real John McCain is. Probably the only way we’d ever find that out would be if the man was elected. Then we’d know for sure. I’d rather wonder. I wish Senator McCain no ill; that said, I hope he disappears from public life in one hell of a hurry.

McCain, Circa 2003 – Yahoo! News

Senator John McCain arrived late at his Senate office on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, just after the first plane hit the World Trade Center. “This is war,” he murmured to his aides. The sound of scrambling fighter planes rattled the windows, sending a tremor of panic through the room.

Within hours, Mr. McCain, the Vietnam War hero and famed straight talker of the 2000 Republican primary, had taken on a new role: the leading advocate of taking the American retaliation against Al Qaeda far beyond Afghanistan. In a marathon of television and radio appearances, Mr. McCain recited a short list of other countries said to support terrorism, invariably including Iraq, Iran and Syria….


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As host, McCain invites speculation

A senior McCain aide confirmed yesterday that Romney and his wife, Ann, are among 20 couples McCain and his wife have invited for the weekend, along with Governor Charlie Crist of Florida and newly elected Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana.

But the aide insisted that the gathering “is a purely social visit” in a scenic part of Arizona.

As host, McCain invites speculation – The Boston Globe


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Clinton’s campaign chairman says contest will be decided in June

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As talk swirled this morning over when Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton should end her quest for the Democratic presidential nomination, her campaign chairman predicted the party would have a presumptive nominee in June and, if it’s not Clinton, she would campaign for Sen. Barack Obama.
Clinton’s campaign chairman says contest will be decided in June – Los Angeles Times


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It’s Obama, Warts and All – WSJ.com

Mr. Obama is now the prohibitive favorite. Tuesday night, he took at least 94 delegates to Mrs. Clinton’s 75 and leads the former First Lady by 176 delegates in the AP tabulation. He has 1,840 of the 2,025 delegates needed to win. Mr. Obama needs only 185 – or 38% – of the 486 outstanding delegates (217 to be elected in the six remaining contests, and 269 superdelegates yet to endorse a candidate). Mrs. Clinton needs 341, or 70% of those left to be awarded.

It’s Obama, Warts and All – WSJ.com