Romney Purchase OfSwing State Voting Machine Company

Romney’s Son Tagg Buys Voting Machines To Be Used In Swing States

   
   
It’s time for the Obama administration to issue an executive order banning Romney owned voting machines and to seek an immediate injunction against candidate or political party connected voting machines…It’s time to bring back the paper
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ROMNEY OWNED FIRM BUYS VOTING MACHINES IN 5 SWING STATES AND DOES THE SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING FOR THEMhttp://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/13221476-romney-family-buys-voting-machines-through-bain-capital-investment

Tagg Romney, the son of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, has purchased electronic voting machines that will be used in the 2012 elections in Ohio, Texas, Oklahoma, Washington and Colorado.

“Late last month, Gerry Bello and Bob Fitrakis at FreePress.org broke the story of the Mitt Romney/Bain Capital investment team involved in H.I.G. Capital which, in July of 2011, completed a “strategic investment” to take over a fair share of the Austin-based e-voting machine company Hart Intercivic,” according to independent journalist Brad Friedman.

But Friedman is not the only one to discover the connection between the Romney family, Bain Capital, and ownership of voting machines.

Truth out reports:

“Through a closely held equity fund called Solamere, Mitt Romney and his wife, son and brother are major investors in an investment firm called H.I.G. Capital. H.I.G. in turn holds a majority share and three out of five board members in Hart Intercivic, a company that owns the notoriously faulty electronic voting machines that will count the ballots in swing state Ohio November 7. Hart machines will also be used elsewhere in the United States.

In other words, a candidate for the presidency of the United States, and his brother, wife and son, have a straight-line financial interest in the voting machines that could decide this fall’s election. These machines cannot be monitored by the public. But they will help decide who “owns” the White House.”

Both The Nation and New York Times confirm the connection between the Romney family, Solamere and the Bain Capital investment in the voting machine company, Hart Intercivic, whose board of directors serve H.I.G. Capital.

“Mitt Romney, his wife Ann Romney, and their son Tagg Romney are also invested in H.I.G. Capital, as is Mitt’s brother G. Scott Romney.

The investment comes in part through the privately held family equity firm called Solamere, which bears the name of the posh Utah ski community where the Romney family retreats to slide down the slopes.” Truth out added.

There are also political connections between Solamere and the Romney’s. “Matt Blunt, the former Missouri governor who backed Mr. Romney in 2008, is a senior adviser to Solamere, as is Mitt Romney’s brother, Scott, a lawyer,” according to the New York Times.

Voter ID and voter fraud have been top issues in the 2012 race, as have claims of Republican voter suppression. Mr. Romney’s campaign has also been the subject of controversy over misleading ads, false claims, sketchy math on his tax plan, and overall vagueness on women’s rights and other hot button issues.

Raising further questions of legitimacy in the Romney campaign is an audio recording recently made public, where Mitt Romney is heard asking independent business owners to apply pressure to their employees to influence their votes. What has also been made public are the emails those employers have sent to their employees with an implied threat that if they don’t vote for Romney they may lose their jobs.

What it all says is that Mitt Romney, with the help of his family and Bain Capital connections, is more than willing to try to take the White House through illegitimate and highly unethical, if not specifically illegal means.

With each passing day, the character and campaign methods of Mitt Romney cast an ever-darker shadow over free and fair American elections.

Yet there is an irony in the Romney campaign that cannot be ignored. For all the noise the right-wing has made in questioning the legitimacy of Obama’s presidency, there have been so many questionable efforts made to help put Romney in the White House, if he wins, there should be great dispute over whether his election could ever be called genuinely illegitimate.

The nagging question is why, if Mr. Romney truly has the qualities that American voters want in their president, does he have to go to such great and questionable lengths to try to win the election.

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God’s angels stop the criminal Romney syndicate now.

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Underreported Facts About Romney

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From his repression of women as a Mormon bishop for 10 years to his war profiteering, here are many underreported facts about the man whose fortune was built on raided pension funds, outsourcing, unionbusting etc.
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VETOES
1. While Romney claimed in the debate he worked well with political opponents, Romney had a record breaking 844 vetoes as governor of Massachusetts. 707 were overridden by the legislature. There were several instances of unanimous overrides, as the 13% of the legislature who were Republican joined in publicly recording their opposition to his tactics.
2. Romney vetoed a bill which provided elevators to the disabled. Later he would, in his 5th home, a 12 million dollar one, put car elevators in his 2 floor garage.
3. He vetoed a minimum wage bill.
4. He vetoed over the counter access to the morning after pill.
5. He vetoed $220,000 in shelters for the homeless.
6. He vetoed glasses for the poorest of the poor.
7. Shortly after election Romney proposed eliminating preferential hiring for veterans. www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/07/1141372/-ATTN-VETERANS-As-Gov-Romney-VE\ \ TOED-Support-for-VETS
8. He vetoed a bill recognizing students’ right to refuse to carve up living or dead animals in biology or premed classes.
9. Romney claimed he worked well with Democrats in Massachusetts. In reality he was an obstructionist governor whose vetoes were so commonly overridden that he was an ineffective governor as well.
CORRUPTION
1 Romney was board member of Damon, a company indicted for Medicare fraud and fined 83 million dollars. www.youtube.com/watch
2. Romney raided pension funds, stole corporate assets. As workers fell into poverty, Romney became a quarter-billionaire. Can such a man be trusted with the Social Security Fund?
3. Romney under public scrutiny ended his Swiss bank relationship.
4. Romney is still evading taxes with Cayman Islands accounts though after criticism he has ended his Swiss bank accounts. 
5. In Massachusetts, Romney cut taxes only for the very rich.
6. Romney as head of Bain Capital bought Clear Channel radio network, itself a network in violation of original FCC rules. Therefore his radio station hosts are promoting his campaign 24×4.
7. Romney has raised over a billion dollars for his campaign which means that after November 6th, he will have profiteered from all the ads that his campaign, Karl Rove, the Koch Brothers, and Sheldon Adelson have run on Clear Channel stations.
8. Republicans control over 81% of the voting machine companies in the US. Diebold sold its machines to Dominion of Canada which arranged for Governor Walker’s recall. Election Systems and Software CEO Chuck Hagel installed himself as a US senator from Nebraska, counting his own votes. What other country allows the party of the rich to control the count?
9. Romney’s tax plan would give 500 billion in tax cuts to 120,000 families.
10. Romney is 20 points behind where he was a governor (Massachusetts) and 7 points behind where he lived (Michigan).
11. Romney ran an espionage operation against twice New Mexico governor Gary Johnson, attempting to keep him out of the limelight. www.nytimes.com/2012/10/15/us/politics/gary-johnson-the-libertarian-party\ \ s-presidential-nominee-worries-republicans.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
12. Gary Johnson on WNYC spoke of Republican operatives keeping him, twice governor of New Mexico, out of primary debates.
13. The New York Times reported that Romney paid people to spy on Gary Johnson’s movements and to keep him out of Republican events such as one at the Iowa State Fair.
JOBS LOSS THOUGH ROMNEY CLAIMS HE IS A JOB CREATOR
1. Romney outsourced calls to India while governor. 2. In his term, Massachusetts was 47th of 50 states in job creation. 3. Romney fired tens of thousands of people as CEO and sole voting stock holder of Bain Capital 4. Romney’s tax plan would give tax credit to companies outsourcing to China, Mexico and other countries. 5. Romney tried to pressure the Pentagon into giving American jobs to Chinese company Huawei, a company connected to the Chinese army. 6. Romney lost 44,000 manufacturing jobs in Massachusetts www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2007/07/29/romn\ \ eys_economic_record/ 7. In his only political experience, Romney as 1 term governor of Massachusetts brought the unemployment rate down less than 1% 8. Romney’s Bain Capital is planning on exporting Freeport Illinois jobs to China
WAR
1. Romney during the Bush years asked for 50,000 more troops for the illegal Bush invasion of Iraq. Asked by a reporter about his own military service, he had none. Asked about his 5 sons, none of them either had military service. Yet he wanted to send others into harm’s way for the agenda of warwagers, war profiteers and petroplutocrat fat cats.
2. Romney wants the war in Afghanistan, the graveyard of empires, to continue endlessly. His position has flipflopped many times.
3. Ryan voted several times for more money for the 3 illegal Bush wars whose cost has been greater than the US deficit and whose cost is a trillion a year in interest to bankers in China, Japan, Israel, Switzerland, the UK, Canada etc.
4. Romney wants 2 TRILLION more for military spending and war profiteering, though the military has not asked for it. Ronald Reagan removed 2 TRILLION from the Social Security Trust Fund.. and put it into the general fund for the tripling of military spending to General Electric (his mentor for many years and one of the nation’s biggest war profiteers).
WOMEN’S RIGHTS
1. Women cannot be elders in the Mormon church. Romney as a lifetime Mormon and bishop for 10 years has tithed to this church and enforced its policies.
2. Romney has flipflopped on abortion and prolife issues. Some say that in order to be elected governor he took a temporary prolife stance.
3. Ryan authored legislation which would deny abortions to the victims of incest and rape.
4. Romney as bishop enforced the Mormon church policy that single women must be excommunicated or give their baby up for adoption…
5. He vetoed a bill which would have made over the counter morning after contraception available……
6. Ryan voted against equal pay for women who do equal work
TREASON
1. Republican representative Duncan Hunter, candidate for president in 2008, accused Romney of treason as Romney had tried to pressure the Pentagon into giving contracts to Chinese army connected Chinese company Huawei.
DEFICIT
1. Romney increased Massachusetts government debt by 2.6 billion dollars.
2. He left the next governor a billion dollar deficit.
3. Under his thumb, Massachusetts had the highest per capita debt in the nation.
4 Romney wants 2 TRILLION dollars more spent in corporate welfare to war profiteers.
5 . The federal government had to pay the pensions of workers whose companies he dismantled and whose pensions he raided.
6. Romney has supported each of the 3 illegal wars of Bush 1 and 2, whose combined cost is greater than the national deficit.
7. Romney increased the debt of the Massachusetts government
UNIONS
1. Romney attempted unionbusting by outsourcing Massachusetts jobs to India. 2. Romney’s contempt for the coalminer is shown in his promotion of the coal industry despite miner deaths in methane explosions, cave-ins, suffocating black lung disease. 3. Romney’s entire outsourcing has been the exploitation of cheap labor in countries where child labor, no worker or environmental protection are in play.
CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
1. The US is not yet among the 7/8ths of the world’s countries which have banned government murder, the death penalty. 2. Only 8 of 50 US states have murdered prisoners this year. Romney tried and failed to bring capital punishment back to abolitionist Massachusetts.
RACISM
1. While some were in Vietnam and others were conscientiously objecting to the Vietnam war, Romney was in Paris in 1969 telling French blacks they could not be elders or priests in the Mormon church. Threatened with a boycott by the NAACP in the 70′s the church changed its policy.
2. Tea Party supporters of Romney have excluded blacks from events in at least 1 state.
CONSTITUTIONAL CONFLICT
1. As a counselor and bishop of the Mormon church in Massachusetts, Romney enforced the Mormon policy that single women who have given birth must each give her baby to the church for adoption or face excommunication. That policy is in conflict with the laws of the US.
HEALTH
1. Romney and Ryan want to voucherize Medicare, leaving the health of the nation to profit oriented insurance companies which continually try to eliminate those in most need of help.
2. Paul Ryan supports obesity and waste by arranging dairy price subsidies for Wisconsin dairy farms while campaigning against such waste. Milk is designed to make a calf a 1000 lb. animal in a few months and is a factor in American obesity. notmilk.com
3. Romney’s reddish complexion during the debates indicates a condition of blocked arteries
ENVIRONMENT
1. Romney supports removing regulations re coal. This would continue to crush workers in mine cave-ins, continue miner killing methane explosions, black lung disease, acid rain, and add to the thousands of square miles in WV, KY, PA, OH and other states which look like barren moonscape because of mountaintop mining which poisons the watershed, kills animals and destroys their habitat. 2. Romney supports nuclear power, despite Three Mile Island, Fukushima, Chernobyl, boric acid leaks at nuclear plants in Lake Erie etc. 3. Romney has stated that the government should not support green power. In effect that means the government should not protect the citizens nor Mother Earth. 4. Romney does not want subsidies for mass transit. He and the Republican governors of Wisconsin, Florida and Ohio are pawns of the industry. The governors have sent back hundreds of millions to Washington in order that their states continue to be pricegouged by the oil industry and choked by gas fumes.
GENERAL REPUBLICAN CORRUPTION
Despite the fact that Republicans 1. control the major tv networks and virtually all of radio (our airwaves they lease for pennies on the dollar)
2. control the propaganda firms calling themselves pollsters (the worst of which are Rasmussen, Gallup and Pew)
3. control at least 81% of the alleged voting machines Election Systems and Software and Dominion (the new owner of Diebold which twice installed Bush) 4. control mammon through the obscene donations of many such as Sheldon Adelson, billionaire casino owner of fleecing joints in Nevada, Singapore, China, as well as a hawkish Israeli newspaper) (Adelson hopes his candidate will win and follow Netanyahu’s hawkish agenda and and exempt his foreign holdings from tax)
ANIMAL PROTECTION
In 1997 Romney bought German animal torture company Behring and expanded its animal research to Miami, Florida renaming it Dade Behring. He invested in slaughterhouse products, brought brutal rodeo into the nonviolent Olympics, had an aggressive promotion of toxic animal flesh ads on Clear Channel, refused to sign a bill acknowledging the right of students to refuse to dissect animals in biology classes, filled the state wildlife agency with that 4.5% of the population which hunts, treated his family dog terribly while breaking Massachusetts law. He has harmed millions of animals. He said “I’ve always been a rodent and rabbit hunter.” Rob Portman, touted as a possible vice presidential candidate, is a leader of the drive to bring hunters into the national parks, endangering citizens, their children, and international tourists, not to mention the animals. Paul Ryan voted no on protecting horses and burros. Ryan has voted consistently for rancher and dairy industry subsidies which benefit Wisconsin agribusiness cartels.
www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1638065,00.html
Romney initiated, despite the protest of many humane societies and animal rights groups, brutal calf roping rodeos in the Olympics, events in which calves, horses and bulls have their necks broken, their legs fractured. Romney, prevented Massachusetts students from avoiding brutal dissection, kept hunters and fishers disproportionately on Massachusetts agencies, bought vivisection companies, tithes to the Mormon church which owns the biggest cattle ranch in Florida etc.
1. ANIMALS KILLED IN WARS
Romney has supported and continues to support every illegal animal-bombing war of our government, (wanting 50,000 more troops but not his own 5 sons to go to war). In the wars he supported, bears have been sealed forever into caves in which they hibernated, birds have been burned by bombs, animals have been blinded, donkeys and dogs have been shot at checkpoints, dogs have been blown apart as minesniffers, dolphins forced into being bomb carriers, etc.
2. ROMNEY PURCHASE OR PROMOTION OF ANIMAL RESEARCH (VIVISECTION) COMPANIES
Romney bought a German vivisection company Behring in 1997 as CEO and the only voting stockholder of Bain Capital, which entity he acquired with the help of LDS capital. He renamed Behring Dade Behring and expanded its animal research to include Miami Florida. That company is now Siemens. In addition he invited vivisector (animal researcher) Bristol Myers Squibb to Massachusetts. He was on the board of Damon Clinical Laboratories, an animal research company which had to pay 83 million dollars in fines for Medicare fraud.
www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-experimentation/bristol-myers-squibb\ \ \ -shareholder-campaign.aspx
vet.sagepub.com/content/32/1/78.full.pdf
3. RYAN ROMNEY’S SELECTED VP CANDIDATE VOTED FOR HUNTING IN OUR NATIONAL PARKS Paul Ryan, Romney’s pick for the Republican VP candidate, voted to bring hunting to our national parks. Where do you stand, Mr Romney, on Mormon senator Tester, a cattle rancher, leading the Senate Republican drive to have hunters stalk animals in our national parks? In addition, Senator Rob Portman, Romney’s debate coach, once touted by Romney operatives as a vice presidental possibility, is working to have hunting in our parks, hunting which endangers tourists, children, and animals.
4. ROMNEY INTRODUCED BRUTAL RODEO OVER OBJECTIONS INTO THE SALT LAKE CITY OLYMPICS, TURNING THEM INTO BLOOD SPORTS PURVEYORS
Eric Mills of Action For Animals afa-online.org was one of a group who met with Mitt Romney and other animal guardians who asked him not to introduce brutal rodeo to the Olympics. He would not cancel the rodeo, not even the most brutal event: calf roping which breaks the necks and legs of the innocent mammals. The Romneys sat in the stand cheering the calf roping event.
Rodeos frequently break the necks and legs of humans, calves and horses.
5. ROMNEY VETOED A BILL WHICH RECOGNIZES STUDENT RIGHT NOT TO DISSECT ANIMALS
Romney vetoed in 2004 a bill which would honor students’ rights not to carve up living or dead animals in biology and medical school classes. As an explanation he wrote
. . . biomedical research is an important component of the CommonwealthÂ’s economy and job creation. This bill would send the unintended message that animal research is frowned upon.”
neavs.org
animalrights.net/2004/massachusetts-governor-vetoes-anti-dissection-bill/
6. ROMNEY BROKE MASSACHUSETTS LAW IN TRANSPORTING THE FAMILY DOG ON THE ROOF FOR 1200 MILES.
dogsagainstromney.com
7. PACKING THE MASSACHUSETTS WILDLIFE AGENCY WITH HUNTERS
Romney appointed a raft of animal unfriendly people to the state Fisheries and Wildlife Board, says, HSUS, even though Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly passed a ballot measure calling for more animal protection..
8.ROMNEY SELECTED A BOWHUNTER AS HIS RUNNING MATE
It is indeed ironic that Matthew Scully, author of Dominion, wrote the convention acceptance of nomination speech for Paul Ryan, since this is what Matthew Scully has to say about bowhunting.
“Bow hunting is not only cruel, it’s highly ineffective, with a 50 percent crippling loss, leaving victims to bleed to death, die of gangrene, or be killed by other predators. Some `sport’! When was the last time you saw a Native American use bow and arrows?
4.5% of Americans hunt, most for meat, some for trophies or to inflict suffering. The only reason to use an arrow over a rifle is to inflict suffering on animals.
9. ROMNEY HAS RECEIVED BY FAR MORE CONTRIBUTIONS FROM BUTCHERS, ANIMAL RESEARCHERS, FACTORY FARMERS, HUNTERS.
Romney’s list of corporate contributions includes thousands of animal abuse conglomerates such as those who contribute to the socalled Center For Consumer Freedom, an animal rights attack site.
10. FAST FOOD CONGLOMERATES LOVE ROMNEY
www.motherjones.com/mojo/2012/07/why-fast-food-loves-mitt-romney
11. ROMNEY IS FINANCIALLY LINKED TO THE MORMON ESTABLISHMENT ANIMAL ABUSE
gave to and received millions from the Mormon establishment whose Utah senators work to protect the many factory farms, ranches, and slaughterhouse operations owned by Mormons. Mormon controlled Utah is one of 2 states which have outlawed the filming of factory farms, slaughterhouses, fur farms, animal research operations. The LDS church owns the biggest animal concentration camp in Florida, Deseret Ranches, with holdings of over 312,000 acres in 3 Florida counties, as well as Farmland Reserve Ind, owning 228,000 acres in Nebraska, 51,600 in Osage County Oklahoma etc. etc.and gave Romney money to buy Bain Capital. When Ezra Taft Benson, Mormon, was Secretary of Agriculture in the Eisenhower administration, he heavily promoted animal flesh and dairy products.
12. HIS NETWORK CLEAR CHANNEL PROMOTES ANIMAL SUFFERING
advertised animal flesh constantly on illegally acquired Clear Channel, itself an illegal network. . Clear Channel stations constantly advertise animal and fish flesh, eggs and dairy. The US has the highest rate of food ads in the world. This is correlated to obesity, animal agony, and human disease. In addition some Clear Channel stations advertise stores selling spring bows and arrows, the barbaric sport of Paul Ryan. Romney’s Clear Channel talk show hosts with few exceptions cut off animal rights callers.
13. TROPHY HUNTING
It is largely Republicans who belong to the Safari Club, a gathering of rich trophy hunters who go around the world murdering rare endangered species animals from helicopters or with highpowered rifles. There is a higher percentage of Republicans than Democrats who dine on osso buco (the flesh of a baby calf electroded away from his mother), caviar (eggs ripped from sturgeons), on pate de foie gras (made by forcefeeding geese with tubes stuck down their throats).
14. GLOBAL HEATING FROM REPUBLICAN POLICIES CAUSES FAMINE, DROUGHT TO ANIMALS AS WELL AS PEOPLE
Those who like Romney are invested in animal slaughter must be silent about their correlation to global heating, to famine, drought, many varieties of cancer, heart attacks and strokes, food poisoning, kidney breakdown, etc.
15. AS HEAD OF BAIN CAPITAL ROMNEY INVESTED IN ANIMAL SLAUGHTER IN SEVERAL WAYS
invested Bain Capital in animal slaughter as its president, CEO and only voting stock owner. Domino’s Pizza is one of the meat purveyors that Romney bought.
16. IN MANY INSTANCES ROMNEY’S CLEAR CHANNEL STATIONS
advertise barbaric bow and arrow stores 14b. Some of them promote hunting by having weekly or daily hunting shows.
17. HORSE SLAUGHTER
At the request of the Humane Society of the US, PETA, and other groups, Congress passed a bill reintroducing horse slaughterhouses into the US, since the transportation of the horses to Mexico and Canada was even worse, with more cruel slaughterhouse conditions. This was a bipartisan effort about which animal rights activists have been divided.
18. Unfortunately politics forces us to take sides. Please side with the innocent voiceless and helpless animals.
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The Mormon church to which Romney has given millions, a church which does less charity than others and which funnels the virtually forced tithing of its members into more businesses than other churches, helped Romney purchase Bain Capital and forbids caffein, dioxypurine, but is silent about the far more harmful and addictive trioxypurine (uric acid, pre-urine) in animal flesh, the chief cause of crippling arthritis. A US government study comparing Adventists (a religion promoting vegan diet) to Mormons, since neither group advocates smoking or drinking. The study found that the average 7th Day Adventist lives 7 years longer than the average Mormon.
Recently a study by Harvard, itself the biggest gobbler of vivisection dollars from the US Government with an investment portfolio heavily invested in animal flesh, nevertheless found with a 28 year study of 21,000 people that those who ate 3 ounces of mammal flesh daily were 13% more likely to die before the study was completed.
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PAUL RYAN’S RECORD OF HARMING ANIMALS
Ryan is a member of the blood sports caucus of Congress.
Normally psychopathic serial killers like to hide their deeds, but many bowhunters like Ted Nugent who threatened the life of President Obama recently and was questioned by the Secret Service like to advertise their sadism. Serial killers according to FBI and other profilers have had childhoods or young adulthoods as butchers, hunters, laboratory researchers, or backgrounds as trained killers in the military. Some bowhunters even form into groups called “Christian Bowhunters”, the diabolical opposite of Jesus, the Good Shepherd. In the picture above, Rudolph has been slain but it is Ryan who has the red nose. Rifles are more accurate and less painful than bowhunting. The only reason for bowhunting is male ego or the desire to inflict pain. Arrow shafts go several inches into the muscles, the tendons, the eyes, the nose, the testicles or other parts of deer and other hunted animals. As Eric Mills and others have written, half of the victims of bowhunters die of gangrene or other effects of unremoved arrows. A former Cleveland Brown football player who has a talk show has stated he doesn’t like bowhunting. A fawn wandered into his back yard, able to walk on only 3 legs with an arrow sticking out of the 4th.
Paul Ryan is a noodler. He likes to catch catfish barehanded, a practice illegal in 38 states. Does he then a. strangle them? b. throw them in a corner slowly to suffocate c. chop off their heads d. throw them back having harmed them for `sport’.
Why does he enjoy inflicting pain on helpless voiceless creatures?
Wisconsin has had more acknowledged Mad Deer (cervine spongiform encephalopathy) than any other state. Stalking hunters have been angered by the very careful investigation by the natural resources department of the state, to the point that Republican governor Walker, still in office because of Republican vote fraud in Wisconsin, and other Wisconsin Republican leaders in the state have promised to reduce the control of the wildlife department, thus endangering stalking hunters and everyone else in the state who eats lethally infected venison.
Only 4.5% of our nation kill mammals in blood sport or for meat. Nonegotistical hunters who want meat for their tables but do not like to cause unnecessary suffering use rifles not bows and arrows. One deer was seen still alive with 12 arrows sticking into him.
Ryan also in Congress voted against protecting horses as well as opposing endangered species legislation.
As head of the House budget committee, Ryan engineered hundreds of billions of dollars at a time to the illegal war in Afghanistan, thereby causing untold numbers of animals, birds to be crushed by tanks, burned and bombed, etc.
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Noodling catfish is illegal in several states. Has Ryan broken the law?
Catfish are bottom feeders, meaning that like shellfish they are coprophagous, eating the waste of others… to eat them is a good way to contract hepatitis.
Picture is of bowhunter Paul Ryan with a deer he murdered.
Issues2000 does not consider the animal rights movement supported by billions around the world to be important enough to list. Votesmart says it has no key votes of Romney on this issue, underlining he has had no federal experience but ignoring his 4 years as Massachusetts governor.
www.petitiononline.com/lovepigs
Whether you want to vote antiwar Libertarian, war ending in 2014 as Obama has planned or other please vote against Romney. garyjohnson2012.com barackobama.comVETOES 1. While Romney claimed in the debate he worked well with political opponents, Romney had a record breaking 844 vetoes as governor of Massachusetts. 707 were overridden by the legislature. There were several instances of unanimous overrides, as the 13% of the legislature who were Republican joined in publicly recording their opposition to his tactics. 2. Romney vetoed a bill which provided elevators to the disabled. Later he would, in his 5th home, a 12 million dollar one, put car elevators in his 2 floor garage. 3. He vetoed a minimum wage bill. 4. He vetoed over the counter access to the morning after pill. 5. He vetoed $220,000 in shelters for the homeless. 6. He vetoed glasses for the poorest of the poor. 7. Shortly after election Romney proposed eliminating preferential hiring for veterans. www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/07/1141372/-ATTN-VETERANS-As-Gov-Romney-VE\ \ TOED-Support-for-VETS 8. He vetoed a bill recognizing students’ right to refuse to carve up living or dead animals in biology or premed classes. 9. Romney claimed he worked well with Democrats in Massachusetts. In reality he was an obstructionist governor whose vetoes were so commonly overridden that he was an ineffective governor as well.
CORRUPTION 1 Romney was board member of Damon, a company indicted for Medicare fraud and fined 83 million dollars. www.youtube.com/watch 2. Romney raided pension funds, stole corporate assets. As workers fell into poverty, Romney became a quarter-billionaire. Can such a man be trusted with the Social Security Fund? 3. Romney under public scrutiny ended his Swiss bank relationship. 4. Romney is still evading taxes with Cayman Islands accounts. 5. In Massachusetts, Romney cut taxes only for the very rich. 6. Romney as head of Bain Capital bought Clear Channel radio network, itself a network in violation of original FCC rules. Therefore his radio station hosts are promoting his campaign 24×4. 7. Romney has raised over a billion dollars for his campaign which means that after November 6th, he will have profiteered from all the ads that his campaign, Karl Rove, the Koch Brothers, and Sheldon Adelson have run on Clear Channel stations. 8. Republicans control over 81% of the voting machine companies in the US. Diebold sold its machines to Dominion of Canada which arranged for Governor Walker’s recall. Election Systems and Software CEO Chuck Hagel installed himself as a US senator from Nebraska, counting his own votes. What other country allows the party of the rich to control the count? 9. Romney’s tax plan would give 500 billion in tax cuts to 120,000 families.
10. Romney is 20 points behind where he was a governor (Massachusetts) and 7 points behind where he lived (Michigan).
11. Romney ran an espionage operation against twice New Mexico governor Gary Johnson, attempting to keep him out of the limelight.
www.nytimes.com/2012/10/15/us/politics/gary-johnson-the-libertarian-party\ s-presidential-nominee-worries-republicans.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
JOBS LOSS THOUGH ROMNEY CLAIMS HE IS A JOB CREATOR 1. Romney outsourced calls to India while governor. 2. In his term, Massachusetts was 47th of 50 states in job creation. 3. Romney fired tens of thousands of people as CEO and sole voting stock holder of Bain Capital 4. Romney’s tax plan would give tax credit to companies outsourcing to China, Mexico and other countries. 5. Romney tried to pressure the Pentagon into giving American jobs to Chinese company Huawei, a company connected to the Chinese army.
6. Romney lost 44,000 manufacturing jobs in Massachusetts
www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2007/07/29/romn\ eys_economic_record/
7. In his only political experience, Romney as 1 term governor of Massachusetts brought the unemployment rate down less than 1%
8. Romney’s Bain Capital is planning on exporting Freeport Illinois jobs to China
WAR 1. Romney during the Bush years asked for 50,000 more troops for the illegal Bush invasion of Iraq. Asked by a reporter about his own military service,he had none. Asked about his 5 sons, none of them either had military service. Yet he wanted to send others into harm’s way for the agenda of warwagers, war profiteers and petroplutocrat fat cats. 2. Romney wants the war in Afghanistan, the graveyard of empires, to continue endlessly.
3. Ryan voted several times for more money for the 3 illegal Bush wars whose cost has been greater than the US deficit and whose cost is a trillion a year in interest to bankers in China, Japan, Israel, Switzerland, the UK, Canada etc.
WOMEN’S RIGHTS 1. Women cannot be elders in the Mormon church. Romney as a lifetime Mormon and bishop for 10 years has tithed to this church and enforced its policies. 2. Romney has flipflopped on abortion and prolife issues. Some say that in order to be elected governor he took a temporary prolife stance. 3. Ryan authored legislation which would deny abortions to the victims of incest and rape.
4. Romney as bishop enforced the Mormon
church policy that single women must be excommunicated or give their baby up for adoption…
5. He vetoed a bill which would have made over the counter morning after
contraception available……
TREASON
1. Republican representative Duncan Hunter, candidate for president in 2008, accused Romney of treason as Romney had tried to pressure the Pentagon into giving contracts to Chinese army connected Chinese company Huawei.
DEFICIT 1. Romney increased Massachusetts government debt by 2.6 billion dollars.
2. He left the next governor a billion dollar deficit.
3. Under his thumb, Massachusetts had the highest per capita debt in the nation.
4 Romney wants 2 TRILLION dollars more spent in corporate welfare to war profiteers. 5 . The federal government had to pay the pensions of workers whose companies he dismantled and whose pensions he raided. 6. Romney has supported each of the 3 illegal wars of Bush 1 and 2, whose combined cost is greater than the national deficit. 7. Romney increased the debt of the Massachusetts government
UNIONS
1. Romney attempted unionbusting by outsourcing Massachusetts jobs to India.
2. Romney’s contempt for the coalminer is shown in his promotion of the coal industry despite miner deaths in methane explosions, cave-ins, suffocating black lung disease.
3. Romney’s entire outsourcing has been the exploitation of cheap labor in countries
where child labor, no worker or environmental protection are in play.
CAPITAL PUNISHMENT 1. The US is not yet among the 7/8ths of the world’s countries which have banned government murder, the death penalty. 2. Only 8 of 50 US states have murdered prisoners this year. Romney tried and failed to bring capital punishment back to abolitionist Massachusetts.
RACISM 1. While some were in Vietnam and others were conscientiously objecting to the Vietnam war, Romney was in Paris in 1969 telling French blacks they could not be elders or priests in the Mormon church. Threatened with a boycott by the NAACP in the 70′s the church changed its policy.
CONSTITUTIONAL CONFLICT 1. As a counselor and bishop of the Mormon church in Massachusetts, Romney enforced the Mormon policy that single women who have given birth must each give her baby to the church for adoption or face excommunication. That policy is in conflict with the laws of the US.
HEALTH 1. Romney and Ryan want to voucherize Medicare, leaving the health of the nation to profit oriented insurance companies which continually try to eliminate those in most need of help.
2.Paul Ryan supports obesity and waste by arranging dairy price subsidies for Wisconsin dairy farms while campaigning against such waste. Milk is designed to make a calf a 1000 lb. animal in a few months and is a factor in American obesity.
notmilk.com
3. Romney’s reddish complexion during the debates indicates a condition of blocked arteries
ENVIRONMENT 1. Romney supports removing regulations re coal. This would continue to crush workers in mine cave-ins, continue miner killing methane explosions, black lung disease, acid rain, and add to the thousands of square miles in WV, KY, PA, OH and other states which look like barren moonscape because of mountaintop mining which poisons the watershed, kills animals and destroys their habitat. 2. Romney supports nuclear power, despite Three Mile Island, Fukushima, Chernobyl, boric acid leaks at nuclear plants in Lake Erie etc. 3. Romney has stated that the government should not support green power. In effect that means the government should not protect the citizens nor Mother Earth. 4. Romney does not want subsidies for mass transit. He and the Republican governors of Wisconsin, Florida and Ohio are pawns of the industry. The governors have sent back hundreds of millions to Washington in order that their states continue to be pricegouged by the oil industry and choked by gas fumes.
ANIMAL PROTECTION
In 1997 Romney bought German animal torture company Behring and expanded its animal research to Miami, Florida renaming it Dade Behring. He invested in slaughterhouse products, brought brutal rodeo into the nonviolent Olympics, had an aggressive promotion of toxic animal flesh ads on Clear Channel, refused to sign a bill acknowledging the right of students to refuse to dissect animals in biology classes, filled the state wildlife agency with that 4.5% of the population which hunts, treated his family dog terribly while breaking Massachusetts law. He has harmed millions of animals. He said “I’ve always been a rodent and rabbit hunter.” Rob Portman, touted as a possible vice presidential candidate, is a leader of the drive to bring hunters into the national parks, endangering citizens, their children, and international tourists, not to mention the animals. Paul Ryan voted no on protecting horses and burros. Ryan has voted consistently for rancher and dairy industry subsidies which benefit Wisconsin agribusiness cartels.
www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1638065,00.html
Romney initiated, despite the protest of many humane societies and animal rights groups, brutal calf roping rodeos in the Olympics, events in which calves, horses and bulls have their necks broken, their legs fractured. Romney, prevented Massachusetts students from avoiding brutal dissection, kept hunters and fishers disproportionately on Massachusetts agencies, bought vivisection companies, tithes to the Mormon church which owns the biggest cattle ranch in Florida etc.
1. ANIMALS KILLED IN WARS
Romney has supported and continues to support every illegal animal-bombing war of our government, (wanting 50,000 more troops but not his own 5 sons to go to war). In the wars he supported, bears have been sealed forever into caves in which they hibernated, birds have been burned by bombs, animals have been blinded, donkeys and dogs have been shot at checkpoints, dogs have been blown apart as minesniffers, dolphins forced into being bomb carriers, etc.
2. ROMNEY PURCHASE OR PROMOTION OF ANIMAL RESEARCH (VIVISECTION) COMPANIES
Romney bought a German vivisection company Behring in 1997 as CEO and the only voting stockholder of Bain Capital, which entity he acquired with the help of LDS capital. He renamed Behring Dade Behring and expanded its animal research to include Miami Florida. That company is now Siemens. In addition he invited vivisector (animal researcher) Bristol Myers Squibb to Massachusetts. He was on the board of Damon Clinical Laboratories, an animal research company which had to pay 83 million dollars in fines for Medicare fraud.
www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-experimentation/bristol-myers-squibb\ \ -shareholder-campaign.aspx
vet.sagepub.com/content/32/1/78.full.pdf
3. RYAN ROMNEY’S SELECTED VP CANDIDATE VOTED FOR HUNTING IN OUR NATIONAL PARKS Paul Ryan, Romney’s pick for the Republican VP candidate, voted to bring hunting to our national parks. Where do you stand, Mr Romney, on Mormon senator Tester, a cattle rancher, leading the Senate Republican drive to have hunters stalk animals in our national parks? In addition, Senator Rob Portman, Romney’s debate coach, once touted by Romney operatives as a vice presidental possibility, is working to have hunting in our parks, hunting which endangers tourists, children, and animals.
4. ROMNEY INTRODUCED BRUTAL RODEO OVER OBJECTIONS INTO THE SALT LAKE CITY OLYMPICS, TURNING THEM INTO BLOOD SPORTS PURVEYORS
Eric Mills of Action For Animals afa-online.org was one of a group who met with Mitt Romney and other animal guardians who asked him not to introduce brutal rodeo to the Olympics. He would not cancel the rodeo, not even the most brutal event: calf roping which breaks the necks and legs of the innocent mammals. The Romneys sat in the stand cheering the calf roping event.
Rodeos frequently break the necks and legs of humans, calves and horses.
5. ROMNEY VETOED A BILL WHICH RECOGNIZES STUDENT RIGHT NOT TO DISSECT ANIMALS
Romney vetoed in 2004 a bill which would honor students’ rights not to carve up living or dead animals in biology and medical school classes. As an explanation he wrote
. . . biomedical research is an important component of the CommonwealthÂ’s economy and job creation. This bill would send the unintended message that animal research is frowned upon.”
neavs.org
animalrights.net/2004/massachusetts-governor-vetoes-anti-dissection-bill/
6. ROMNEY BROKE MASSACHUSETTS LAW IN TRANSPORTING THE FAMILY DOG ON THE ROOF FOR 1200 MILES.
dogsagainstromney.com
7. PACKING THE MASSACHUSETTS WILDLIFE AGENCY WITH HUNTERS
Romney appointed a raft of animal unfriendly people to the state Fisheries and Wildlife Board, says, HSUS, even though Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly passed a ballot measure calling for more animal protection..
8.ROMNEY SELECTED A BOWHUNTER AS HIS RUNNING MATE
It is indeed ironic that Matthew Scully, author of Dominion, wrote the convention acceptance of nomination speech for Paul Ryan, since this is what Matthew Scully has to say about bowhunting.
“Bow hunting is not only cruel, it’s highly ineffective, with a 50 percent crippling loss, leaving victims to bleed to death, die of gangrene, or be killed by other predators. Some `sport’! When was the last time you saw a Native American use bow and arrows?
4.5% of Americans hunt, most for meat, some for trophies or to inflict suffering. The only reason to use an arrow over a rifle is to inflict suffering on animals.
9. ROMNEY HAS RECEIVED BY FAR MORE CONTRIBUTIONS FROM BUTCHERS, ANIMAL RESEARCHERS, FACTORY FARMERS, HUNTERS.
Romney’s list of corporate contributions includes thousands of animal abuse conglomerates such as those who contribute to the socalled Center For Consumer Freedom, an animal rights attack site.
10. FAST FOOD CONGLOMERATES LOVE ROMNEY
www.motherjones.com/mojo/2012/07/why-fast-food-loves-mitt-romney
11. ROMNEY IS FINANCIALLY LINKED TO THE MORMON ESTABLISHMENT ANIMAL ABUSE
gave to and received millions from the Mormon establishment whose Utah senators work to protect the many factory farms, ranches, and slaughterhouse operations owned by Mormons. Mormon controlled Utah is one of 2 states which have outlawed the filming of factory farms, slaughterhouses, fur farms, animal research operations. The LDS church owns the biggest animal concentration camp in Florida, Deseret Ranches, with holdings of over 312,000 acres in 3 Florida counties, as well as Farmland Reserve Ind, owning 228,000 acres in Nebraska, 51,600 in Osage County Oklahoma etc. etc.and gave Romney money to buy Bain Capital. When Ezra Taft Benson, Mormon, was Secretary of Agriculture in the Eisenhower administration, he heavily promoted animal flesh and dairy products.
12. HIS NETWORK CLEAR CHANNEL PROMOTES ANIMAL SUFFERING
advertised animal flesh constantly on illegally acquired Clear Channel, itself an illegal network. . Clear Channel stations constantly advertise animal and fish flesh, eggs and dairy. The US has the highest rate of food ads in the world. This is correlated to obesity, animal agony, and human disease. In addition some Clear Channel stations advertise stores selling spring bows and arrows, the barbaric sport of Paul Ryan. Romney’s Clear Channel talk show hosts with few exceptions cut off animal rights callers.
13. TROPHY HUNTING
It is largely Republicans who belong to the Safari Club, a gathering of rich trophy hunters who go around the world murdering rare endangered species animals from helicopters or with highpowered rifles. There is a higher percentage of Republicans than Democrats who dine on osso buco (the flesh of a baby calf electroded away from his mother), caviar (eggs ripped from sturgeons), on pate de foie gras (made by forcefeeding geese with tubes stuck down their throats).
14. GLOBAL HEATING FROM REPUBLICAN POLICIES CAUSES FAMINE, DROUGHT TO ANIMALS AS WELL AS PEOPLE
Those who like Romney are invested in animal slaughter must be silent about their correlation to global heating, to famine, drought, many varieties of cancer, heart attacks and strokes, food poisoning, kidney breakdown, etc.
15. AS HEAD OF BAIN CAPITAL ROMNEY INVESTED IN ANIMAL SLAUGHTER IN SEVERAL WAYS
invested Bain Capital in animal slaughter as its president, CEO and only voting stock owner. Domino’s Pizza is one of the meat purveyors that Romney bought.
16. IN MANY INSTANCES ROMNEY’S CLEAR CHANNEL STATIONS
advertise barbaric bow and arrow stores 14b. Some of them promote hunting by having weekly or daily hunting shows.
17. HORSE SLAUGHTER
At the request of the Humane Society of the US, PETA, and other groups, Congress passed a bill reintroducing horse slaughterhouses into the US, since the transportation of the horses to Mexico and Canada was even worse, with more cruel slaughterhouse conditions. This was a bipartisan effort about which animal rights activists have been divided.
18. Unfortunately politics forces us to take sides. Please side with the innocent voiceless and helpless animals.
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The Mormon church to which Romney has given millions, a church which does less charity than others and which funnels the virtually forced tithing of its members into more businesses than other churches, helped Romney purchase Bain Capital and forbids caffein, dioxypurine, but is silent about the far more harmful and addictive trioxypurine (uric acid, pre-urine) in animal flesh, the chief cause of crippling arthritis. A US government study comparing Adventists (a religion promoting vegan diet) to Mormons, since neither group advocates smoking or drinking. The study found that the average 7th Day Adventist lives 7 years longer than the average Mormon.
Recently a study by Harvard, itself the biggest gobbler of vivisection dollars from the US Government with an investment portfolio heavily invested in animal flesh, nevertheless found with a 28 year study of 21,000 people that those who ate 3 ounces of mammal flesh daily were 13% more likely to die before the study was completed.
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PAUL RYAN’S RECORD OF HARMING ANIMALS
Ryan is a member of the blood sports caucus of Congress.
Normally psychopathic serial killers like to hide their deeds, but many bowhunters like Ted Nugent who threatened the life of President Obama recently and was questioned by the Secret Service like to advertise their sadism. Serial killers according to FBI and other profilers have had childhoods or young adulthoods as butchers, hunters, laboratory researchers, or backgrounds as trained killers in the military. Some bowhunters even form into groups called “Christian Bowhunters”, the diabolical opposite of Jesus, the Good Shepherd. In the picture above, Rudolph has been slain but it is Ryan who has the red nose. Rifles are more accurate and less painful than bowhunting. The only reason for bowhunting is male ego or the desire to inflict pain. Arrow shafts go several inches into the muscles, the tendons, the eyes, the nose, the testicles or other parts of deer and other hunted animals. As Eric Mills and others have written, half of the victims of bowhunters die of gangrene or other effects of unremoved arrows. A former Cleveland Brown football player who has a talk show has stated he doesn’t like bowhunting. A fawn wandered into his back yard, able to walk on only 3 legs with an arrow sticking out of the 4th.
Paul Ryan is a noodler. He likes to catch catfish barehanded, a practice illegal in 38 states. Does he then a. strangle them? b. throw them in a corner slowly to suffocate c. chop off their heads d. throw them back having harmed them for `sport’.
Why does he enjoy inflicting pain on helpless voiceless creatures?
Wisconsin has had more acknowledged Mad Deer (cervine spongiform encephalopathy) than any other state. Stalking hunters have been angered by the very careful investigation by the natural resources department of the state, to the point that Republican governor Walker, still in office because of Republican vote fraud in Wisconsin, and other Wisconsin Republican leaders in the state have promised to reduce the control of the wildlife department, thus endangering stalking hunters and everyone else in the state who eats lethally infected venison.
Only 4.5% of our nation kill mammals in blood sport or for meat. Nonegotistical hunters who want meat for their tables but do not like to cause unnecessary suffering use rifles not bows and arrows. One deer was seen still alive with 12 arrows sticking into him.
Ryan also in Congress voted against protecting horses as well as opposing endangered species legislation.
As head of the House budget committee, Ryan engineered hundreds of billions of dollars at a time to the illegal war in Afghanistan, thereby causing untold numbers of animals, birds to be crushed by tanks, burned and bombed, etc.
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Noodling catfish is illegal in several states. Has Ryan broken the law?
Catfish are bottom feeders, meaning that like shellfish they are coprophagous, eating the waste of others… to eat them is a good way to contract hepatitis.
Picture is of bowhunter Paul Ryan with a deer he murdered.
Issues2000 does not consider the animal rights movement supported by billions around the world to be important enough to list. Votesmart says it has no key votes of Romney on this issue, underlining he has had no federal experience but ignoring his 4 years as Massachusetts governor.
www.petitiononline.com/lovepigs
Whether you want to vote antiwar Libertarian, war ending in 2014 as Obama has planned or other please vote against Romney. garyjohnson2012.com barackobama.com
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The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2007/07/29/romneys_economic_record/

While Romney was governor, Massachusetts lost 44,000 manufacturing jobs. He increased its debt by 2.6 billion. Massachusetts had the highest per capita debt in the country. Romney was 47th in the country in job creation. Without Hurricane Katrina he would have been 48th.

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