"Full, untrammelled stewardry is the best available solution to African poverty, and the inevitable result of free-market theory," Schmidt told more than 150 attendees. Schmidt acknowledged that the stewardry program was similar in many ways to slavery, but explained that just as "compassionate conservatism" has polished the rough edges on labor relations in industrialized countries, full stewardry, or "compassionate slavery," could be a similar boon to developing ones.
plasmacutter writes: "A quote from this sequel article to "Was the 2004 Election Stolen?" Diebold Insider "Chris Hood remembers the day in August 2002 that he began to question what was really going on in Georgia..... 'It was an unauthorized patch, and they were trying to keep it secret from the state,' Hood told me. 'We were told not to talk to county personnel about it. I received instructions directly from Urosevich....' According to Hood, Diebold employees altered software in some 5,000 machines in DeKalb and Fulton counties — the state's largest Democratic strongholds. the tally in Georgia that November surprised even the most seasoned political observers. Six days before the vote, polls showed Sen. Max Cleland...Democratic incumbent...leading his Republican opponent Saxby Chambliss...by five percentage points. In the governor's race, Democrat Roy Barnes was running a decisive eleven points ahead of Republican Sonny Perdue. But on Election Day, Chambliss won with fifty-three percent of the vote, and Perdue won with fifty-one percent.""