December 15, 2000

Subject: Day 3 of Bush Corpocracy: American truth must prevail + Unseen currents + America in the grip of Bush's 'Iron Triangle' + Some more feedbacks + Supreme Court vs. Democracy? + Ruth Bader Ginsburg quote + Real American law is on VOTER'S Side + Redemption + Message in a "bottle" + Elect Humor?

Hello everyone

I saw an interview with Ralph Nader on CNN tonight (Larry King) and as expected he was as adamant as usual in portraying both Gore and Bush as being sold out to corporate interests and their army of lobbyists swarming in Washington to make sure whatever decision is made is favorable to them. So for him the fact that he got 96,000 votes in Florida and thus probably helped put Bush in the White House isn't going to make much of a difference in the end (personally I'm really not sure about that!), except on few specific issues like abortion. He vowed to remain at the helm of the Green party to continue building it up as an alternative to the stranglehold of the 2 dominant parties in the next elections but he admitted this is going to be a formidable challenge with all the unfair advantages those 2 parties have and the control they exert on the media and campaign financing. I wish him good luck and hope he will get some real serious help along the way. In the meantime, we are left with the unappealing prospect of 4 years of a corpocracy overviewed by the heir to the Bush political empire and I cannot say at this point that I'm optimistic about what lies ahead.

To get an interesting perspective about what could happen to the environment under Bush, I recommend you give a look at an article in this week's Time magazine on the las- minute, last-ditch effort by Bill Clinton to protect as much as possible of the US environment from the coming years of onslaught on what is left of wild nature in America - all of which could be easily undone at the stroke of a pen by Bush as explained in this article -- See "How Green Was Bill?" at:,9171,91393,00.html
(Make sure to click on "More" at the end to read the rest of it).

It is hard to imagine, with the sad example this country will soon give to the rest of the world with regard to the low priority that is expected to be given by the next administration to the protection of the environment, that countries such a Brazil, Malaysia or Russia will hesitate before further despoiling what is left of their forests and natural environment. But again, perhaps it will turn out otherwise. You never know!

(For more on this, see "Who will be George W.'s top green officials? -- in Grist magazine's Muckracker column at and read also "THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT?" in the DAILY GRIST 14 Dec 2000 at

For now here is what will probably be a final compilation of opinions and views on what some have called a coup d'état in the US. We will keep an eye on all this but must also move on to other issues and topics of concern and interest to us, the "awakening global spiritual community gradually empowering itself to contribute in shaping the future of this world."

Jean Hudon
Earth Rainbow Network Coordinator

P.S. Those who missed Al Gore's excellent and most gracious Concession speech may find it in text version at

And for a full coverage of the Presidential election:

From: "Jonathan Evelight" <>
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2000
Subject: American truth must prevail


Regarding the Republicans taking the presidency of America by
stealth, I would ask you to do what ever you can to keep this on
the burner over the coming months.

We know there is only one way for the will of the people to prevail
and that through revealing truth. The heroes have to be people like
us who can get the facts out there. WE have to support the forces
of light, as I know you do.

In my own way here, I compile facts around issues in the UK and
get them to servers, public and the key players in the community.

Your network + PAN + all the others can move into a new phase if
there's a will. THat's to act together in a coordinated symphony of
truth activity and civil right.

We here in the UK are aware and with you all.


Jonathan Evelight

Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2000
From: Jeff Gordon <>
Subject: ...Unseen currents....

> From: "Cynthia Rose" <>
> Special Message on Supreme Court Ruling
> I am getting so many calls on this from such worried people that
> I wanted to share with you a personal experience I had tonight.


> I heard a voice telling me to be in peace and to wait innocently and with
> complete trust as a little child, that the Heavenly Hosts were in charge of
> every detail and that all was unfolding as it should.

(I agree; this has been my impression also.)

> I felt myself being told to stay in trust and innocence and watch patiently
> while the tale unfolded.
> After about 5 minutes, I was told to quickly turn on the television for a
> special announcement. I snapped out of deep meditation and noticed the
> clock said 10 PM. I turned on the television. At that very moment Peter
> Jennings came on and announced that the Supreme Court had ruled 5 to 4 in
> favor of not counting all of the votes.
> I quietly went within and asked, "What does this mean?"
> They said that ,"Much more must be revealed."

Jean, back channels have been saying for months that Bush would be the
next president -- meaning, the recent kerfuffles in Florida had no
effect on the outcome, only served to distract and delay us while some
other things were being worked out (for better or for worse).

It appears -- by which I mean it's been rumored for awhile, and does
seem to make a certain amount of sense -- that if Gore were elected,
whatever plans there are for a New World Order not of our choosing
would have henceforth proceeded to be implemented with all due haste --
but that if Bush were elected, it would mean a return to a "cold war"
balance of power, thus neutralizing any plans for a NWO for the time

The "much more" to be revealed may well extend far beyond any simple
"voting irregularities", if other rumors are true. Crimes of the past
fifty years may be about to come to light; a redistribution of the
world's hoarded wealth may be about to occur; and much more -- all
adding up to, "Behind the scenes, while we were still at least
half-asleep, a struggle between light and dark may already have been

Our role now is to "wait innocently and with complete trust as a little
child", and not to hurl accusations or condemnations in any direction
-- because things are not as they seem to us, right now, and any
judgments would necessarily be half-baked ones at best.

This may be a key question: If it should prove true that forces of
light have already succeeded, are we then prepared to -forgive- and
move on? If there's no battle left to fight, can we find it in our
hearts to "study war no more" but instead provide a spiritual
atmosphere in which healing can occur and wholeness may return?

Are we ready to receive (and to steward) what we asked the Cosmos to
provide? Let's answer "yes" to that in our hearts.

-- Jeff --

"There's nothing left in the world to prove. All that's worth doing
is to love one another, using whatever means are available to serve."

Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2000
Subject: Bush won; but who's REALLY President?

This is a real behind-the-scenes eye-opener:

If you folks are as naive as we've been, you might read this, from
England's The Observer:,3858,4099753,00.html

America in the grip of Bush's 'Iron Triangle' --
Special report: The US Elections
Sunday December 3, 2000

NOTE FROM JEAN: Here is a revealing excerpt...

The question the capital is asking is the one posed by White House communications director Sidney Blumenthal on Friday: 'If Bush wins, who is the President?'

That is a question more and more Americans are raising as Bush's grip on the White House strengthens by the day. Just what does 'Dubya' stand for? The answer seems to be: not much. The more you look at Bush the less you see. For every clue as to what kind of President he would make, there is a question; for every pattern, a glitch.

The clues are among the entourage, either packing for Washington or else already here, planning the next four years while Bush bides his time - relaxing, apparently - at his ranch. If there was ever a President defined by his donors and patrons, it is Bush. Like a player in a baroque allegorical drama, he is not really a person, more a personification of interests.

They come from three overlapping spheres of influence: his father's ancien régime , the clique of political operatives with which 'Dubya' has governed the nation's second biggest state, and - most formidably - business interests behind the Republican Party that have waited eight long Clinton years for this moment. For all of them, another Bush administration is payback time.

A network controlled by George Bush Snr first opened the floodgates for the funds that bought 'W' the election. 'The old man's network,' says Bush's cousin, John Ellis, 'is probably 50,000 people, and I think they were looking for some kind of vindication. I don't think you can possibly overrate the hatred of Bill Clinton in the Republican Party'.

The old guard falls into two categories. The privy council of the last Bush administration is led by Dick Cheney, getting down to the unfinished business of 1992 while 'Dubya' is out of town. It includes General Colin Powell, former Secretary of State James Baker, Pentagon official Paul Wolfowitz and National Security aide Condoleeza Rice. From his father's domestic team, Bush has former Federal Reserve appointee Lawrence Summers, and faithful soldier Andrew Card to be his Chief of Staff - of whom one aide said: 'At least he's not a Texan.'

Then there is the overlapping circle of investors and corporate barons made rich by Bush's father, collected into the Carlyle Group, a cabalistic, Washington-based merchant bank chaired by Ronald Reagan's former Pentagon chief, Frank Carlucci. Carlyle is a financial club for Bush Snr's intimate circle and can expect to enjoy political clout in the White House.

Bush Snr is one of the bank's paid emissaries. Among the partners are his economic adviser Richard Darman and Dubya's front man in Florida, James Baker (Bush Jnr has his own connections with Carlyle).

From this ancien régime comes talk of bipartisanship, conciliatory gestures to a riven nation and Congress, and even recruitment of pro-Bush Democrats into the Cabinet. But behind the figureheads are other faces - the hardline Texan managers of the most disciplined and lavishly funded political campaign in recent history.

And behind them are the real power brokers, hands to guide the White House from within the world of business and industry with whom Bush has worked for years, who wield awesome power in American society and owe no debt to compromise.


From: Marcy Dulka <>
Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2000
Subject: Re: Green Files #17: Special Message on Supreme Court

Dear all:

Please keep in mind that one when says "the people's choice" it doesn't
necessarily mean that Mr. Gore was the "people's choice" out of all the
ballots that were counted. It just means that the majority of the people
that did vote picked Gore. Therefore, "people" is much too general since a
large amount of "people" in the U.S. were not able to vote, did not choose
to vote, did not know how to vote or did not submit their absentee ballots in
time. We cannot assume that he is the people's choice. We can assume that
Mr. Gore was picked as the winner by the people who were able to vote. It is
such a misnomer to say that he is the "people's choice" when we all know that
non-voters exist.

Florida has been picked on as the state with "corruption" in voting, but
everyone has decided to ignore the corruption in voting that has been going
on in Illinois. Particularly in Chicago, home of a large Democratic party
with Jackson and Daley at the helm. The voting problems in Florida are
nothing compared to what happened in Chicago on November 7! No one has
mentioned the Democrats standing at the polling places watching everyone
walking in and handing out campaign materials. No one mentions the persons
in Illinois who tried to vote but could not vote because of the lost
paperwork by the Secretary of State. No one mentions the rides given to the
polls by Democratic campaign workers to homeless people & senior citizens,
and the ballots given out to inmates.

You see Florida is not the only state with voting irregularities. The
difference now is that there was one man who could not believe that he
actually lost. These irregularities should have been looked into a long time
ago except that we have all chosen to ignore the very fact that our voting
procedures are not 100% honest or foolproof. I believe that God has given us
these tests to wake us up to what is really going on in our government and to
unite as a nation of people. I look at this whole experience in a positive
way rather than in a negative way because I am now aware of what truly goes
on when we vote for someone. My "apathy" has disappeared now - I will now do
anything I can to participate more fully in the way our country is run.

Democrats you may believe you have lost this one, but in essence we have all
won because as time goes on you will realize that the best man has been
elected president. Remember above all we are all Americans, not separate
parties. Keep this in mind when you protest Mr. Gore's loss. Mr. Bush needs
all of us. We are the power behind our government. Let's all wake up and
support our constitution and our republic.

This is my opinion, to which I am entitled, so please just take this as such
and do not consider it as an attack. Consider it rather as a Wake Up Call.

Take Care,

NOTE FROM JEAN: Here is a most appropriate comment made by Matthew Webb to the people on his list along with a forward of the material recommended in yesterday's compilation (see at the end of his post). Ignoring corruption in the world won't make it go away. It needs to be faced squarely and dealt with in a constructive, Light-minded and yet persistent and resolute manner, and THEN some kind of healing may occur and a new way found and established.

From: "Matthew Webb" <>
Subject: Re: Green Files #17: Special Message on Supreme Court
Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2000

Dear UCS members,

I alert you to the situation of election fraud which we are witnessing
now in the United States. The following excerpt is from a site
recommended recently by one of the members of this forum. I went to
that site, and was inspired to convey this charming bit of infromation
to you. Why did I do this? What does this have to do with spiritual
practice? Well, I'll tell you...I'm posting this item generally to
further prove a point. That point is that the system and government
under which we live is corrupt through and through, and so is the
entire American ideal of "success". Materialism and the greed which is
its counterpart is the very essence and foundation of world
destruction. We are in the midst of that destruction, where the only
thing generally valued is who can out-cheat and out-compete who, and by
any fraudulent means necessary. This is the overall tone of the
culture in which we live. This is what our children are taught to do
in the schools...and these are the values they are taught to follow and
then teach their children. Success is not defined by the number of
dollars earned per year, nor by social caste. True success is the
embodiment of wisdom, the recognition of truth, the expansion of
consciousness, and a valuing of nature.

What does the following article have to do with spiritual practice?
Lets put it this has everything to do with spiritual
practice. So long as we believe in and cater to this corrupt status-
quo, it will eat us and the planet upon which we live, alive.
Spiritual practice has as much to do with the wisdom of knowing what
NOT to do, and what NOT to participate in, as it does basic precepts.
Clearly, wisdom shows us that to exercise our spiritual responsibility,
we must not follow the ways of destruction and corruption which are
rampant in modern politics. This means that it is necessary to reject
modern society and leave it utterly. Get out of debt! Dont buy all
that nonsense that living is about being a "consumer" and a worker ant!
Get out now while you still can! Only from a position of detachment
can we offer real aid to the mass insanity of consumerism.

Why focus on these things you ask? Because this is the practical
necessity. To know about something or to focus upon it, does not imply
giving that thing "more energy". On the contrary, our clear perception
of the global situation and the reasons for its demise, (ie
materialistic values) are a large part of what directly dismantles the
modern illusions of government and the marketplace. In this way, we are
also personally freed of the ideological chains of so called "success"
as defined by the modern world. It's all just nonsense, so don't
participate! By understanding that lifestyles and values are what
promote society, then we understand what mistakes should be avoided in
the future. This in fact is the whole value of a study of history as
well... we learn from our collective mistakes, just as we can learn from
personal ones.

To avoid these social problems by pretending they dont exist or are
irrelevant is like getting a thorn in your foot and just ignoring its
presence. Perhaps some on UCS would like to say...well, "we'll just
leave that thorn in our foot and ignore it, because to admit that it's
there would be "negative". "Then we'll just send it "love and light"
and that will solve the problem". (Never mind that it is painful and
bleeding, like the world situation today) Sorry, but that is not a
solution. The practical thing to do is to pull the thorn out, clean
and bandage the wound, WHILE you send it as much love and light as you
can. Can you easily understand this metaphor, or does it have to be
explained to you even more clearly?

This we must also do with a change of values and lifestyle in general.



57 Red Flags - Proof Bush Did Not Win the Popular Vote in Florida

Irregularities, strategic voting hindrances, illegal ballots,
intimidation, collusion, obstruction... Nice way to be a "uniter, not a


The World Mind Society

Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2000
From: Mark Graffis <>
Subject: Supreme Court vs. Democracy?

Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2000
From: Institute for Public Accuracy <>

Institute for Public Accuracy
915 National Press Building, Washington, D.C. 20045
(202) 347-0020 * *

Wednesday, December 13, 2000

Supreme Court vs. Democracy?

Professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center, Cole said today: "The
U.S. Supreme Court has done what we all feared -- it has decided the
election itself, and has done so by a single vote. While the per curiam
attempts to mask this fact, only five Justices -- the five who likely voted
for George W. Bush on November 7 -- voted to bar any further recounts. That
they did so on grounds that there was insufficient time -- after their own
intervention had delayed matters -- raises serious questions about the
Court's legitimacy. In addition, it is ironic that the five conservative
Justices, who typically take the most restrictive view toward individual
rights, stopped the vote in the name of the equal protection clause."

Executive director of the Center for Constitutional Rights and co-chair of
the National Malcolm X Commemoration Commission, Daniels wrote: "Though
election irregularities in Florida and across the nation were widespread,
the most egregious violation was the thousands of Blacks who did manage to
cast ballots only to have them thrown out by voting machines. This problem
was aggravated by the disproportionate locating of antiquated voting
machines in predominantly Black precincts in Florida. These are the ballots
that constitute the 'undercount' which would have been rectified by the
manual recount halted by the U.S. Supreme Court."

Professor of politics at the University of California at Santa Cruz, Mink
said today: "The Supreme Court not only stole the 2000 election from the
people, it deranged our constitutional order. Yesterday's decision was not
just about who will be our president; it also was about the relationship of
the Court to democracy. In one fell swoop, the majority jettisoned 40 years
of jurisprudence promoting electoral equality. It set time limits on
democracy, and then let the clock run out. It cried 'equal protection,' and
then discarded votes that endanger its desired electoral outcome. It
pleaded 'state's rights,' and then knee-capped the Florida State Supreme
Court in interpreting state law. It claimed 'due process,' and then gave
the Florida legislature carte blanche to trample the people's rights in
elections. This is a throwback to the Lochner Era, when the Court contorted
the Constitution to suit its economic and political sympathies."

Palast writes the column "Inside Corporate America" for the Observer of
London and is the author of a forthcoming book, "Democratic Regulation." He
said today: "A close examination suggests thousands of voters in Florida
may have lost their right to vote based on a flaw-ridden list of purported
'felons' provided by a private firm, ChoicePoint, with tight Republican ties."

For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; David Zupan, (541) 484-9167

Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2000
From: Mark Graffis <>
Subject: Ruth Bader Ginsburg quote

"The Court's conclusion that a constitutionally adequate recount
is impractical is a prophecy the Court's own judgment will not
allow to be tested," she said. "Such an untested prophecy should
not decide the Presidency of the United States."

Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2000
From: Mark Graffis <>
Subject: Real American law is on VOTER'S Side

Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2000

+ will not prevent the ballot from being counted."

"Ballots will not be treated as void merely because of technical or
minor errors [..or..] accident, awkwardness, nervousness, inattention,
mistake, ignorance, or physical infirmity, IF THE LAWFUL INTENT OF THE
VOTER can be ascertained . . ." (p 494)

* ".. the numerous pages of Vol 29 of the C.J.S. [The Corpus Juris
* Secundum, the fundamental encyclopedia of American law] make this
* central principle clear: the law is usually ON THE SIDE OF THE VOTER,
* including the voter who makes a mistake. The principle that the
* VOTER'S INTENT is paramount, in counting votes, is restated at least
* ten times, with scores of legal cases as examples."

By Margie Burns

Sadly, an unfair tactic of delaying and preventing the hand
recount of disputed ballots in Florida seems to have been upheld,
or at least not prevented, by the courts. This loss must not
obscure the way the public has been bamboozled about American
election law, in this whole process, by bogus pseudo-legal
arguments relentlessly reprinted in newspapers and aired on

The over-all trend of American election law, throughout American
history, has been to side with the voter, including the voter who
makes a mistake. While this trend in American legal history has
been conspicuously absent from commentary by George Will and
Charles Krauthammer, and of course by GOP politicians, it is found
clearly stated in the Corpus Juris Secundum, the fundamental
encyclopedia of American law.

Even to a non-lawyer, the numerous pages of Vol 29 of the C.J.S.
make this central principle clear: the law is usually on the side
of the voter, including the voter who makes a mistake. The
principle that the voter's intent is paramount, in counting votes,
is restated at least ten times, with scores of legal cases as
examples. The section of the C.J.S. on recounts extends a further
twenty pages, with further scores of legal cases. Here follow
some examples of the clear restatement of this principle, so
obviously more appropriate to the country we know and love than
the rigid hysteria insisting on throwing out every vote possible:

"While there must be a compliance with statutory provisions, the
voter may not be disfranchised where he made an honest, although
partly unsuccessful, effort at compliance, and, in general, HIS
INTENT will be given prime consideration."
(C.J.S. 29, "Elections," p 492)

" . . . and through all of the cases the general principle of
construction is recognized that a voter should not be
disfranchised where it is clear, but only in such case, that he
has made an honest effort to comply with the statutory
requirements, although he may not have been entirely
(p 493-94)

"Ballots will not be treated as void merely because of technical
or minor errors or because of irregular or unauthorized markings
which appear to have been innocently made as the result of
accident, awkwardness, nervousness, inattention, mistake,
ignorance, or physical infirmity, if the lawful INTENT of the
voter can be ascertained . . ."
(p 494)

"The basic purpose for scrutinizing a ballot is to determine
therefrom with reasonable certainty, and, generally, whether a
ballot should be counted and, if so, for whom it should be counted
. . . are questions the determination of which depends on the
VOTER'S INTENTION as gleaned from the ballot itself, or from the
ballot as viewed in the light of the facts and circumstances
surrounding the election. If the VOTER'S INTENTION CAN BE
ASCERTAINED WITH REASONABLE certainty, ordinarily the ballot
should be given effect and COUNTED in accordance with that
INTENTION, provided the voter has substantially complied with
statutory requirements and no essential mandate of the law is
thereby violated." (p 496)

"THE VOTER'S WILL OR INTENTION is to be found from the evidence of
what he did, and must be determined by an inspection of the ballot
itself, read in the light of surrounding circumstances." (p 497)

"While some statutory provisions specifying the nature of the mark
to be used by the voter in indicating his choice on the ballot are
considered mandatory, it is a general rule, EVEN UNDER MANDATORY
follow the statute will not prevent the ballot from being
counted." (p 498)

" . . . such statutes are not construed with literal narrowness,
and the interpretations of the courts as to what constitutes
compliance with the statutes are so diverse that the rule may be
stated broadly to be that, WHERE THERE HAS BEEN AN ATTEMPT IN GOOD
FAITH to follow the law in making the cross or other mark
specified by the statute, the fact that the cross or other mark is
imperfect will not prevent the ballot from being counted . . ."
(p 499)

"Recount statutes should be liberally construed, to accomplish
their purpose OF DETERMINING THE RESULT of an election as
evidenced by legal votes." (p 762)


From: (Eve Howard)
Subject: Fw: Redemption
Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2000

Dear Jean,

Some immediate stirrings that would support the posting by Cynthia Rose.

Blessings and Light,


--Original Message--
From: Wes Boyd, MoveOn.Org

Dear Friend of MoveOn,

The GOP has successfully delayed and bullied its way into the White House.
The Supreme Court, in a cynical 5 to 4 ruling, essentially said that it is
too late to count all the votes.

Yesterday, our system broke under the strain of a sustained partisan
assault. We survived government shutdowns and impeachment. I believed
until yesterday that cooler heads would prevail, and a fair result would
be found. The tragedy of this election is not George Bush, it's the
wreckage of our constitutional system.

Our country must redeem this act and put back together the pieces.
Don't you dare give in to cynicism and passivity. Yes, the system is
broken. We can take a moment to grieve. But then we must move on and fix it.

To begin the process of redemption, MoveOn will be asking you to join in
a Freedom of Information Act request to review the ballots in Florida.
To start, we need to shine a light on the miscarriage itself. The votes
must be counted.

Is there a silver lining? Perhaps one: the court's newly found obsession
with "equal protection" in voting gives a real foundation for voting
reform. We can and should push through an agenda of reform including
uniform federal standards for voting systems and processes, for the
maintenance of registration rolls, and for access to polling places.
We must end exclusionary voting practices and official manipulation.

Now is the time to clean it up -- once and for all.


- Wes Boyd

From: "Defyd Williams" <>
Subject: Message in a "bottle"
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2000


We have all read stories true and fictional about notes bobbling around the oceans of the world one day returning to their owners. During the festive season send your messages of peace and goodwill. The difference today with world wide web is that the original sender can receive reponses to his his/her message immediately.

FROM Defyd Williams (Aoteaoroa/New Zealand)

Ki te kawe mia i te Kupenga o te Aroha. Kia tau te Rangimarie
(indigenous Maori).

Cast the Net of loving kindness wide. May peace be strong amongst us.

Defyd Williams

SEND Defyd your message of goodwill for publication in

SEND his message and YOUR message to a friend and back to him.

Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2000
From: Mark Graffis <>
Subject: Elect Humor?


"Those who cast the votes decide nothing.
Those who count the votes decide everything."
-Joseph Stalin

Don't Blame Me - I voted for Gore... I Think


If God Meant Us to Vote, He Would Have Given Us Candidates

What popular vote?
I voted - Didn't matter

My parents retired to Florida and all I got was this lousy

Disney gave us Mickey, Florida gave us Dumbo


Bush trusts the people, but not if it involves counting.

Now do you understand the importance of user-testing?

To you I'm a drunk driver; to my friends, I'm presidential material!

One person, one vote (may not apply in certain states)



The election can't be broken. We just fixed it.

The skies (wheeze) of Texas (cough) are upon you! (choke)

Banana Republicans

George W. Bush: The President Quayle We Never Had

The last time somebody listened to a Bush, folks wandered in the
desert for 40 years

Campaign spending: $184,000,000.
Having your little brother rig the election for you: Priceless.