brothers and sisters: i have become soured on politics for a while now with all of the dark shenanigans and simple greed and ego fest going on in that arena on both sides. i just read an excerpt from al gore's new book, and i sense that he has been in communication with our galactic friends, either consciously or subconsciously. he could turn out to be the surprise runaway candidate with 2008. once upon a time, i might have voted for barak obama, but am now concerned that he will be liquidated before he can breathe as a president, so why sign his death warrant? also, his inexperience in the "ethers of power" make the quality of his presidential work far too dependent on an exceptional ability to choose excellent "insiders" to advise him and increase his vulnerability in far too many other ways.
check this gore book chapter out by reading primarily in-between the lines... gore may just be the candidate who could lead us through this mess to the other side. i am just thinkin' out-loud now, and not leading a surreptitious campaign! what if....??? still thinkin'.........jo anne
"fortunately, the internet has the potential to revitalize the role played by the people in our constitutional framework. it has extremely low entry barriers for individuals. it is the most interactive medium in history and the one with the greatest potential for connecting individuals to one another and to a universe of knowledge. it's a platform for pursuing the truth, and the decentralized creation and distribution of ideas, in the same way that markets are a decentralized mechanism for the creation and distribution of goods and services. it's a platform, in other words, for reason. but the internet must be developed and protected, in the same way we develop and protect markets—through the establishment of fair rules of engagement and the exercise of the rule of law. the same ferocity that our founders devoted to protect the freedom and independence of the press is now appropriate for our defense of the freedom of the internet. the stakes are the same: the survival of our republic. we must ensure that the internet remains open and accessible to all citizens without any limitation on the ability of individuals to choose the content they wish regardless of the internet service provider they use to connect to the web. we cannot take this future for granted. we must be prepared to fight for it, because of the threat of corporate consolidation and control over the internet marketplace of ideas."