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Poopa Scoopa 10.20-- The drips

by Scoop Jackson Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000 at 2:24 PM
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Big Pimp Spending Gs!

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When one Scoops Poopa one should end up with this...10.20.00

Big Pimpin' Spending G's

"The election summary contains a list of the biggest overall donors so far to federal candidates and political parties in the 1999-2000 election cycle. The totals include PAC contributions, soft money contributions and donations (both hard and soft) of employees, officers, members or others connected with the organization, as well as their immediate families." The new report also found that "Six of the top 10 individual donors gave all of their contributions to Democrats in the first 18 months of this election cycle" (Center For Responsive Politics).

EV Watch

Who Is Schooling Who In The Electoral College?

This year could bring the Electoral College into question. By looking at things now, it is possible that Gore could win the Electoral Votes and Bush could win the popular vote. Most accounts show Bush getting a larger amount of EVs solidly. But, they also show Gore getting more leaning his way. Leaners are inside the margin of error. See what this looks like state by state. It is a speculative process so take a look at how these two accounts vary: The Hotline, FOX News.

Denied

Ralph Nader "said he can deny Democratic nominee Al Gore a victory by changing the outcome in seven crucial states. ... After the speech, he said in an interview that the states where he can change the outcome by taking Gore voters are Wisconsin, Minnesota, Oregon, Washington, New Mexico, Florida and Michigan. But he hopes to pull at least 5 percent in 16 states, including Texas" (Dallas Morning News).

Debate Watch

Who Watched?

"According to Nielsen, the seven broadcast and cable outlets that aired Tuesday's debate from St. Louis attracted 37.7 million viewers during the average minute-- down 19% from the first debate two weeks earlier (46.6 million) but up slightly from the 37.5 million who watched the second Bush-Gore debate on Oct. 11.

"It's also more than the 36.3 million viewers who tuned in for the second and final Clinton-Dole debate four years ago but just the third least-watched presidential debate ever. This year's vice-presidential debate drew 28.5 million (Variety).

Hacktivisim!

The 12,000 activists who flooded the streets of Prague weren't the only ones targeting the titans of global capital last month. In addition to the militants hurling molotovs and bricks at police and financiers during the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, thousands of other protesters waged war online by squatting the two organizations' web sites.

Orchestrated by a group of French cyberactivists called the Federation of Random Action and an affiliate, toyZtech, the virtual sit-in used a new "distributed denial of service" tool that even relative newbies could download in the comfort of their own homes. The plan of attackto flood imf.org and worldbank.org with requests for information, overloading the servers and clogging the pipeswas hardly original. But unlike the hackers who hijacked computers and automated them to crash the sites of Yahoo and eBay in February, the FRA announced the action up-front and created a program that required mass participation to be effective.

Hacktivists embedded error messages like "Our life is not for sale," "Please crush us too!" and "Do you sell sheep shavers?"

As Oxblood Ruffin of the renowned hacker collective Cult of the Dead Cow commented, it's like "the difference between blowing something up and being pecked to death by a duck." Village Voice

Busch - Gore.com

Big companies -- Anheuser-Busch, U.S. Airways and 3Com -- put up big money to sponsor the debates. Anheuser Busch, for example, paid $500,000 to be the "exclusive" sponsor for the debate in St. Louis.(Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman, "PR" 10.19)

Al and Nietzsche

It would not be inaccurate to think of Al Gore as a nihilist in the Nietzschean sense, as someone who, by withdrawing in fear from reality into nothingness he himself has chosen, seeks an annihilation of all that is. Augustine famously proposed that evil is the absence of good. In calling us to an absence, Al Gore calls us to evil. But he calls us not only to the absence of good but also the absence of evil, and thus to the absence even of absence itself. Hence, Al Gore is no more evil than he is good, which is perhaps what people sense when it occurs to them that Al Gore means no harm, or even that he is not a profoundly evil person...To vote for Al Gore, then, is to endorse and to become the negation or abnegation of all truth and all nature; it is to take up a position as the destroyer not only of oneself, and not only of American political discourse, but of the entire fabric of the universe.(Crispin Sartwell, Sep 13-19 New York Press)

N'Sane

By turning him in to the cops, a Tennesee mom "thwarted her own son's bizarre plans to murder the members of 'N Sync." He kept a diary that read: "The group gets all the good girls" (Launch.com).

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