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Re: [ksurf] Famous Kiteboarders - Part 1

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  • loco
    http://www.MyVoteCounts2004.com For all those voting from overseas or absentee-sign up here and make sure your vote is counted. Loco4you ... From: Joseph
    Message 1 of 9 , Oct 29, 2004
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      For all those voting from overseas or absentee-sign up here and make sure your vote is counted.

      Loco4you


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Joseph Ruger" <tainanjoseph@...>
      To: <kitesurf@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Friday, October 29, 2004 4:37 PM
      Subject: Re: [ksurf] Famous Kiteboarders - Part 1


      >
      > Erik, greetings from Tainan
      >
      > As an American expat, I hear you loud and clear. Not
      > being exposed to all the TV ads in the states helps me
      > keep a mind of my own. No repeated suggestions and
      > false information trying to brainwash me over here in
      > sunny southern Taiwan.
      > But we do get some lovely wind to go with the spacious
      > beaches all down the west coast. I was tempted to
      > respond to a remark made in this forum about the
      > hopelessness of either candidate, but I went to the
      > beach instead. My absentee ballot has been marked,
      > Kerry, and sent. Now all I care to do is put the whole
      > thing out of my mind, so as not to be driven mad by
      > people who actually think Bush is a great guy, and
      > enjoy this life and all that are in it. Keeping a
      > positive outlook and being thankful for all the good
      > things in life is what I want to keep in mind. A visit
      > to Taiwan might be what you need to put on a happy
      > face. Welcome any time
      > Cheers
      > Joe Ruger --- Erik Mermagen <mermagen@...>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > 58,000 Absentee Ballots Missing in Florida
      > > U.S. Postal Service investigators were trying to
      > > find thousands of
      > > absentee ballots
      > > that should have been delivered to voters in one of
      > > the most populous
      > > counties.
      > >
      > > Wear a pro-Kerry t-shirt, get arrested and lose your
      > > job.
      > > On July 4, Jeff and Nicole Rank went to hear George
      > > W. Bush speak in
      > > Charleston, West Virginia. Tickets in hand, they
      > > found seats ten or 15
      > > rows from the stage. There they sat, quietly,
      > > wearing t-shirts that
      > > read love america, hate bush and regime change
      > > starts at home.
      > > Forty-five minutes before the president took the
      > > podium, event staffers
      > > approached the couple and said, "You need to either
      > > take those shirts
      > > off or leave." According to The San Antonio
      > > Express-News, Jeff Rank
      > > replied, "People around us have Bush-Cheney
      > > t-shirts, pro-Bush
      > > t-shirts. Why can't we express our views?" The
      > > staffers left, but a few
      > > minutes later, two police officers arrived and told
      > > the couple to
      > > "cover up, take them [the t-shirts] off or leave
      > > completely." The Ranks
      > > refused, at which point they were handcuffed,
      > > expelled from the event,
      > > and briefly thrown in prison. With the Ranks safely
      > > off the premises,
      > > Bush addressed the crowd, declaring that "on the
      > > Fourth of July, we
      > > confirm our love of freedom, the freedom for people
      > > to speak their
      > > minds, the freedom for people to worship as they so
      > > choose. Free
      > > thought and free expression, that's what we
      > > believe." Two days later,
      > > the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Nicole
      > > Rank's employer, told
      > > her that, as a result of the incident, she was being
      > > dismissed from her
      > > assignment in West Virginia....
      > >
      > > How could ANYONE trust this group to lead our great
      > > nation?!!
      > >
      > > On Oct 28, 2004, at 12:26 PM, Erik Mermagen wrote:
      > >
      > > >
      > > > What terrorists are hoping he'll win? Certainly
      > > not Bin Laden. Somebody
      > > > might actually start looking for him if Kerry
      > > wins.
      > > >
      > > > Do you care that Bush is a proven LIAR?
      > > > Governor George W. Bush admitted that he was
      > > convicted in 1976 for
      > > > drunk driving; he had previously told reporters
      > > that he had not been
      > > > arrested after 1968. (since then, all public
      > > records relating to him
      > > > prior to his becoming president have
      > > "disappeared".)
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Lawyers at the Environmental Protection Agency
      > > announced that they were
      > > > dropping lawsuits against 50 power plants for
      > > violating the Clean Air
      > > > Act, because newly weakened enforcement rules have
      > > undermined the
      > > > cases; the Bush Administration previously had
      > > promised that the
      > > > lawsuits would continue after the rules change.
      > > >
      > > > After a heavy lobbying campaign by the electric
      > > industry, President
      > > > George W. Bush broke a campaign promise and
      > > decided not to regulate
      > > > carbon dioxide emissions.
      > > >
      > > > I could spend the rest of my life documenting his
      > > lies. I think I'll
      > > > vote instead.
      > > >
      > > > You think Kerry is a "flip-floppa"? Why? Because
      > > you have been told to.
      > > > (By liars.)
      > > > John Kerry never voted to go to war with Iraq. He
      > > voted to give Bush
      > > > the power to declare war with Iraq AS A LAST
      > > RESORT. IF AND ONLY IF
      > > > after further investigation it was determined that
      > > all the information
      > > > they had was correct. (It was never investigated
      > > further because that
      > > > would have been against the Bush regime's plot to
      > > open Iraq up as a
      > > > Mecca for Corporate Greed.) And after all other
      > > avenues had been
      > > > explored. (No other avenues were ever explored. If
      > > anyone in the
      > > > Department of Defense suggested that there were
      > > other options, they
      > > > were immediately replaced.)
      > > >
      > > > John Kerry never voted against money for our
      > > troops. He voted against
      > > > the bill that allowed a blank check for 186
      > > BILLION DOLLARS of
      > > > taxpayers money to be given away to Bush's friends
      > > without the chance
      > > > of asking how it was spent. Halliburton charged
      > > the military (which
      > > > happens to be using my money and yours to pay its
      > > bills.) $100,000,000
      > > > for meals for our troops which it never delivered.
      > > They also
      > > > overcharged them for gasoline to the tune of
      > > $67,000,000. Halliburton
      > > > agreed that it might give a small fraction of the
      > > money back once it's
      > > > contract expires. SURE THEY WILL. (They claim it
      > > is a simple contract
      > > > dispute. And as such, they have done nothing wrong
      > > and if our military
      > > > wants their money back they can bloody well take
      > > them to court.)
      > > > According to the contract that Halliburton signed,
      > > there can be no
      > > > criminal charges filed.
      > > > These are only 2 examples that have made the
      > > headlines. Do you really
      > > > think it is limited to this. Kerry voted against
      > > this bill that allows
      > > > this to happen because it stated that there can be
      > > no investigation
      > > > into how the money is spent because it would
      > > threaten "National
      > > > Security". I don't know about you, but instead of
      > > lining the pockets of
      > > > Halliburton's CEOs, it seems to me that maybe a
      > > little bit of this
      > > > money should have been spent on body armor so
      > > these kids moms didn't
      > > > have to buy it on ebay and mail it to their
      > > hopefully not yet dead
      > > > children. And what happens to the kids that come
      > > home maimed? Bush cut
      > > > the funding for veterans hospitals. He cut the
      > > funding for the
      > > > healthcare of their families. (If they lost their
      > > arms or legs they
      > > > can't do their job. Now he is done with them.)
      > > >
      > > > I realize that many of us do not have time to
      > > investigate and find out
      > > > what the facts actually are. Most people rely on
      > > corporate owned media
      > > > outlets to get their information. When is the last
      > > time you heard of a
      > > > corporation doing anything for any reason other
      > > than to further their
      > > > own best interests? If you think Bush's friends in
      > > Corporate America
      > > > aren't trying to further their own self serving
      > > goals thru the media...
      > > >
      > > > Please, look at the facts. Not at what the
      > > corporate spin doctors tell
      > > > you. If you care about the future of this great
      > > country, you know what
      > > > you have to do.
      > > > Regards,
      > > > Erik Mermagen
      > > >
      > > > At least Kerry can probably read. Here's a picture
      > > of the idiot that
      > > > you want to trust with the future of this country.
      > > > http://www.theBuzzOven.com/bush2.jpg
      > > >
      > > > On Oct 28, 2004, at 5:29 AM, LA2WNDSRF@...
      > > wrote:
      > > >
      > > >>
      > > >>
      > > >>
      > > >> In a message dated 10/27/2004 12:14:59 PM Pacific
      > > Daylight Time,
      > > >> flkitesurfer@... writes:
      > > >>
      > > >> AS POLITICAL RHETORIC OR DOGMA only some
      > > information on a fellow, as
      > >
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