I just added a slightly modified version of this post to our website,
but once again found the formatting maddening. Rob, do you know if
there's a simple way to add a caption below an image? If so, I'd love
to know how to do that.
By the way, it occurs to me that we should also replace our top story
-- the LPSF's ballot recommendations -- with a listing of the results
for each measure, showing which ones we recommended won, which ones
lost, and what the percentages were for each, with a link to the
Elections Department page where the results are still being
periodically updated (http://www.sfelections.org/results/20101102/) to
replace the link to request an absentee ballot. A colored box like the
one there now would look good, but this is something else I'm not sure
how to do yet.
Perhaps we could also include the percentage of Libertarians who
voted in the election, and a polite note urging more of us to vote
next time? I know they have turnout broken down by party somewhere,
although I forget exactly where.
Great article! Thanks for posting it on the website, and thanks also for putting up pictures for color! I personally don't much care for the shoom-vision wavy-type of picture that causes my eyes to cross (Youth Vote one), but your efforts to colorful-up the website are great. Any way we could just delete the recommendation until someone posts the post-election review you suggested?
BTW, no, the program is NOT "Ghost to Ghost", nor is it all night! Although the discussion on the Renegade History of the United States was so interesting, I wished the program were all night. Other times when I could easily listen all night (get lots of computer work done that way!) is when Katherine Austin-Fitz, a frequent guest, talks about the economy, especially how we have moved so far from the "real" economy towards a totally fake "paper" economy.
[Catherine Austin Fitts: The Looting Of America fitts1]
Former Assistant Secretary of Housing under George H.W. Bush Catherine Austin Fitts blows the whistle on how the financial terrorists have deliberately imploded the US economy and transferred gargantuan amounts of wealth offshore as a means of sacrificing the American middle class. Fitts documents how trillions of dollars went missing from government coffers in the 90's and how she was personally targeted for exposing the fraud.
Fitts explains how every dollar of debt issued to service every war, building project, and government program since the American Revolution up to around 2 years ago - around $12 trillion - has been doubled again in just the last 18 months alone with the bank bailouts. "We're literally witnessing the leveraged buyout of a country and that's why I call it a financial coup d'état, and that's what the bailout is for," states Fitts.
[Catherine Austin Fitts: The Looting Of America fitts2][Catherine Austin Fitts: The Looting Of America fitts3][Catherine Austin Fitts: The Looting Of America fitts4]
Massive amounts of financial capital have been sucked out the United States and moved abroad, explains Fitts, ensuring that corporations have become more powerful than governments, changing the very structure of governance on the planet and ensuring we are ruled by private corporations. Pension and social security funds have also been stolen and moved offshore, leading to the end of fiscal responsibility and sovereignty as we know it.
Thanks, Marcy! I agree the YouthVote graphic is kind of garish and I
don't like it much myself -- it's simply what was available. I
definitely am trying to include some kind of photo or graphic with
every item I post to the site, because I think visually it does make
it a lot more appealing. My "Ghost to Ghost" comment was just a joke
response to something you said about the "Coast to Coast" program
being not only about ghosts. Saying all-night was simply an
error; I meant late-night.
My recommendation is to leave the election recommendations up until
we replace them with the results. Taking away information and
replacing it with nothing seems like a bad approach, imho. Hopefully
Rob will have time to do something with that soon -- unless anyone
else here is familiar enough with the interface? Going by the time it
took me just messing around with tables trying to get the caption on a
photo looking halfway decent, I feel like I'd probably make a hash of
it, or it would take me unacceptably long without assistance.