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  #21  
Old August 24th 06, 01:43 AM posted to rec.aviation.military,rec.aviation.military.naval,sci.military.naval
John P. Mullen
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Default Lieberman calls on Rumsfeld to resign

Grey Satterfield wrote:

On 8/23/06 5:52 AM, in article
, "Jack Linthicum"
wrote:

The [Lieberman Web] site crashing is due to cronyism. They dropped a full
fledged operator using a dedicated server for some friend of a campaign
manager who wanted to help his buddy and save a few bucks.

All the polls now show the race as nearly dead-heat, 44 Liberman 42 Lamont
last I saw. The poor schmuck Republican has enough baggage to fill a 747 and
still he wanders onto cable TV like he had a chance.



Interesting. If that's what happened, it certainly makes sense. Sending
out amateurs to do the work of professionals is a recipe for disaster.

Grey Satterfield



Either way, publicly accusing someone of sabotage without a shred of
evidence is a recipe for slander.

John Mullen
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Old August 24th 06, 01:52 AM posted to rec.aviation.military,rec.aviation.military.naval,sci.military.naval
John P. Mullen
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Default Lieberman calls on Rumsfeld to resign

Grey Satterfield wrote:

On 8/23/06 9:11 AM, in article
, "Jack Linthicum"
wrote:


Grey Satterfield wrote:

On 8/23/06 8:40 AM, in article
ps.com, "Jack Linthicum"
wrote:


Grey Satterfield wrote:

On 8/22/06 9:56 PM, in article , "John P. Mullen"
wrote:

Well, I don't see him winning.

Blaming Lamont for his website crashing is, to say the least, uncool and
not the behavior one would expect of a seasoned legislator. Last I
heard, he hasn't apologized, either.

He's not yet on the ticket. I hear his is doing OK with the signatures,
getting about 80% valid, but there is still the matter of the petition
circulaters. They must be registered voters in Connecticut. That will
be harder to check, but if he used out of state help, he probably won't
make the cut.

And, his recent public statements don't seem to be helping. According
to the article below, he has gone from leading Lamont by 10 points to a
statistical tie in just one week.

The issue is very much in doubt and Lieberman could certainly get beat
again, although I think his chances are better than John seems to believe
they are. It looks as if it is going to be a very close election.

Grey Satterfield

Close is the only way Joe can win, the state is 24% Republican, 33%
Democrat and 43% independent. He needs many people who don't care one
way or another about the war and his closeness to the Republicans, and
those will be hard to come by.
http://americanresearchgroup.com/ctsenate/


Yep.

I could not help but note the puzzling headline in the linked piece,
"Lieberman and Lamont Tied in Connecticut," although the body of the piece
reveals that Lieberman still enjoys a two point lead, 44% to 42%. Even so,
it's an interesting report. It makes clear that the Republican candidate,
who has more baggage than a Skycap, is toast.

Grey Satterfield


The theoretical margin of error for the total sample of 790 likely
voters is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points, 95% of the time, on
questions where opinion is evenly split. The theoretical margin of
error for the sample of 600 likely voters saying they always vote is
plus or minus 4 percentage points, 95% of the time, on questions where
opinion is evenly split.



Nope, it doesn't wash, it seems to me. If the report had been honest, its
headline would have said "Lamont and Lieberman in Statistical Tie," but it
didn't do that.

Grey Satterfield


Eh?

The first line of the lead paragraph is, "Joe Lieberman and Ned Lamont
are in a statistical tie in the race for United States Senate in
Connecticut."

Because of the margin of error, they are, in fact, tied. The poll
estimates the true proportion by use of a sample and if a difference is
within the margin of error, it is considered a tie, not a statistical
tie, because there is no statistical evidence that it is not a tie.

Putting it another way, any result of statistical sampling is
statistical in nature. Even a lead of ten points is "statistical,"
because we do not know the true population and it could be very
different. Millions of young soybean plants would give their all to
print the redundant word "statistical" in every published report of any
statistical result were to be added.


Statistically yours,

John Mullen
No statistics were harmed in the generation of this email.
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Old August 24th 06, 11:43 AM posted to rec.aviation.military,rec.aviation.military.naval,sci.military.naval
Jack Linthicum
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Default Lieberman calls on Rumsfeld to resign


John P. Mullen wrote:
Grey Satterfield wrote:

On 8/23/06 9:11 AM, in article
, "Jack Linthicum"
wrote:


Grey Satterfield wrote:

On 8/23/06 8:40 AM, in article
ps.com, "Jack Linthicum"
wrote:


Grey Satterfield wrote:

On 8/22/06 9:56 PM, in article , "John P. Mullen"
wrote:

Well, I don't see him winning.

Blaming Lamont for his website crashing is, to say the least, uncool and
not the behavior one would expect of a seasoned legislator. Last I
heard, he hasn't apologized, either.

He's not yet on the ticket. I hear his is doing OK with the signatures,
getting about 80% valid, but there is still the matter of the petition
circulaters. They must be registered voters in Connecticut. That will
be harder to check, but if he used out of state help, he probably won't
make the cut.

And, his recent public statements don't seem to be helping. According
to the article below, he has gone from leading Lamont by 10 points to a
statistical tie in just one week.

The issue is very much in doubt and Lieberman could certainly get beat
again, although I think his chances are better than John seems to believe
they are. It looks as if it is going to be a very close election.

Grey Satterfield

Close is the only way Joe can win, the state is 24% Republican, 33%
Democrat and 43% independent. He needs many people who don't care one
way or another about the war and his closeness to the Republicans, and
those will be hard to come by.
http://americanresearchgroup.com/ctsenate/


Yep.

I could not help but note the puzzling headline in the linked piece,
"Lieberman and Lamont Tied in Connecticut," although the body of the piece
reveals that Lieberman still enjoys a two point lead, 44% to 42%. Even so,
it's an interesting report. It makes clear that the Republican candidate,
who has more baggage than a Skycap, is toast.

Grey Satterfield

The theoretical margin of error for the total sample of 790 likely
voters is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points, 95% of the time, on
questions where opinion is evenly split. The theoretical margin of
error for the sample of 600 likely voters saying they always vote is
plus or minus 4 percentage points, 95% of the time, on questions where
opinion is evenly split.



Nope, it doesn't wash, it seems to me. If the report had been honest, its
headline would have said "Lamont and Lieberman in Statistical Tie," but it
didn't do that.

Grey Satterfield


Eh?

The first line of the lead paragraph is, "Joe Lieberman and Ned Lamont
are in a statistical tie in the race for United States Senate in
Connecticut."

Because of the margin of error, they are, in fact, tied. The poll
estimates the true proportion by use of a sample and if a difference is
within the margin of error, it is considered a tie, not a statistical
tie, because there is no statistical evidence that it is not a tie.

Putting it another way, any result of statistical sampling is
statistical in nature. Even a lead of ten points is "statistical,"
because we do not know the true population and it could be very
different. Millions of young soybean plants would give their all to
print the redundant word "statistical" in every published report of any
statistical result were to be added.


Statistically yours,

John Mullen
No statistics were harmed in the generation of this email.



And another example of how a certain political bent keeps people with
that philosophy from actually reading 'anything' for content.
Comprehending and understanding is, of course, never a possibility.

  #25  
Old August 24th 06, 02:16 PM posted to rec.aviation.military,rec.aviation.military.naval,sci.military.naval
Grey Satterfield
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Default Lieberman calls on Rumsfeld to resign

On 8/24/06 5:43 AM, in article
, "Jack Linthicum"
wrote:


John P. Mullen wrote:
Grey Satterfield wrote:

On 8/23/06 9:11 AM, in article
, "Jack Linthicum"
wrote:


Grey Satterfield wrote:

On 8/23/06 8:40 AM, in article
, "Jack Linthicum"
wrote:


Grey Satterfield wrote:

On 8/22/06 9:56 PM, in article , "John P.
Mullen"
wrote:

Well, I don't see him winning.

Blaming Lamont for his website crashing is, to say the least, uncool
and
not the behavior one would expect of a seasoned legislator. Last I
heard, he hasn't apologized, either.

He's not yet on the ticket. I hear his is doing OK with the
signatures,
getting about 80% valid, but there is still the matter of the petition
circulaters. They must be registered voters in Connecticut. That will
be harder to check, but if he used out of state help, he probably won't
make the cut.

And, his recent public statements don't seem to be helping. According
to the article below, he has gone from leading Lamont by 10 points to a
statistical tie in just one week.

The issue is very much in doubt and Lieberman could certainly get beat
again, although I think his chances are better than John seems to
believe
they are. It looks as if it is going to be a very close election.

Grey Satterfield

Close is the only way Joe can win, the state is 24% Republican, 33%
Democrat and 43% independent. He needs many people who don't care one
way or another about the war and his closeness to the Republicans, and
those will be hard to come by.
http://americanresearchgroup.com/ctsenate/


Yep.

I could not help but note the puzzling headline in the linked piece,
"Lieberman and Lamont Tied in Connecticut," although the body of the piece
reveals that Lieberman still enjoys a two point lead, 44% to 42%. Even
so,
it's an interesting report. It makes clear that the Republican candidate,
who has more baggage than a Skycap, is toast.

Grey Satterfield

The theoretical margin of error for the total sample of 790 likely
voters is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points, 95% of the time, on
questions where opinion is evenly split. The theoretical margin of
error for the sample of 600 likely voters saying they always vote is
plus or minus 4 percentage points, 95% of the time, on questions where
opinion is evenly split.


Nope, it doesn't wash, it seems to me. If the report had been honest, its
headline would have said "Lamont and Lieberman in Statistical Tie," but it
didn't do that.

Grey Satterfield


Eh?

The first line of the lead paragraph is, "Joe Lieberman and Ned Lamont
are in a statistical tie in the race for United States Senate in
Connecticut."

Because of the margin of error, they are, in fact, tied. The poll
estimates the true proportion by use of a sample and if a difference is
within the margin of error, it is considered a tie, not a statistical
tie, because there is no statistical evidence that it is not a tie.

Putting it another way, any result of statistical sampling is
statistical in nature. Even a lead of ten points is "statistical,"
because we do not know the true population and it could be very
different. Millions of young soybean plants would give their all to
print the redundant word "statistical" in every published report of any
statistical result were to be added.


Statistically yours,

John Mullen
No statistics were harmed in the generation of this email.


And another example of how a certain political bent keeps people with
that philosophy from actually reading 'anything' for content.
Comprehending and understanding is, of course, never a possibility.


Now who's being "emotional"? "Give us the gift to see ourselves as others
see us," indeed.

Grey Satterfield

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Old August 24th 06, 03:13 PM posted to rec.aviation.military,rec.aviation.military.naval,sci.military.naval
Jack Linthicum
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Default Lieberman calls on Rumsfeld to resign


Grey Satterfield wrote:
On 8/23/06 7:43 PM, in article , "John P. Mullen"
wrote:

Grey Satterfield wrote:

On 8/23/06 5:52 AM, in article
, "Jack Linthicum"
wrote:

The [Lieberman Web] site crashing is due to cronyism. They dropped a full
fledged operator using a dedicated server for some friend of a campaign
manager who wanted to help his buddy and save a few bucks.

All the polls now show the race as nearly dead-heat, 44 Liberman 42 Lamont
last I saw. The poor schmuck Republican has enough baggage to fill a 747 and
still he wanders onto cable TV like he had a chance.


Interesting. If that's what happened, it certainly makes sense. Sending
out amateurs to do the work of professionals is a recipe for disaster.


Either way, publicly accusing someone of sabotage without a shred of
evidence is a recipe for slander.

John Mullen


It appears that the facts have not yet been definitively established. I
assume that the investigation will get to the bottom of the debate. Until
then, it would be a good not to get to righteous either way, it seems to me.


We all know this Turk is some Communist Liberal Pinko Cater Clinton
Kerry Clinton (gotta get Hillary in) symp with a hatred for Jewish
Senators from Connecticut. Thenagain he may be a hacker who hits a
vulnerable (that's a bull's vulva for Hines and Oilver) site and moves
on. Joe2006 was on a server with 70 other 'clients' including a site
selling guitars.

http://rotophonic.com/

Day 17 in the Hunt for the Lieberman Hacker - Hacker already found
August 23, 2006
Posted by rotophonic in : Technology, Politics, Joe Lieberman ,
trackback , bookmark in del.icio.us

Joe2006I'm not sure what they're investigating, but the FBI
probably isn't looking too hard for the person who defaced
Lieberman's website. The hacker has already been found.

Zone-h.org spoke on August 10th with a Turkish hacker who admitted to
defacing Lieberman's site. Was this Turkish hacker working for Ned
Lamont? Had he been enlisted by legions of bloggers to ruin
Lieberman's chances? Not even close. Here's what Roberto Preatoni
discovered:

We tried to contact the attacker who disclosed that he indeed
attacked Senator Joe Lieberman's website and defaced it, but being a
Turkish guy, he really didn't have a clue about who Senator Joe
Lieberman was. Being Muslim we asked him if his attack was anyway
politically motivated and the answer was: "I did it just for fun".

Being also asked if he was the coordinator of the Denial of Service
attacks which have been effecting Senator Joe Lieberman's site he
declared that what he did was just to deface the site, then moving to
the next target. "

Did you get that last bit? The hacker admitted to defacing the site,
but simply moved on to the next vulnerable site in his list. As I
reported before, this was no Denial of Service attack.

I can vouch for the risks that unpatched sites running Joomla! run.
After an automated scan of my server's pages on August 20th looking
for mentions of Joomla! and the ext_calendar module (both terms would
be found in that article), a computer based in Turkey attempted to load
a hack onto my system. Fortunately, I'm not running Joomla!, and it
certainly backs up the story that this was simply a random incident and
Lieberman's site was defaced along with probably hundreds or
thousands of others that day.

http://electioncentral.tpmcafe.com/b...or_hack_attack

CT-SEN: Lieberman Aide Acknowledges There's No Direct Evidence Of
Lamont Hacking
By Greg Sargent | bio

I just got off the phone with top Joe Lieberman adviser Dan Gerstein,
and he acknowledged to me that the Lieberman camp doesn't have any
direct evidence that the Lamont campaign -- or Lamont supporters -- are
behind the alleged hack attack on the Lieberman campaign web site.

Gerstein reiterated the belief that Lamont "supporters" were behind the
attacks, and said he wanted Lamont to condemn the tactic, but said: "We
are not putting the blame on the Lamont campaign."

Asked if the Lieberman campaign knew who was behind the alleged
attacks, Gerstein said: "We don't."

Lieberman campaign manager Sean Smith has directly accused Lamont
supporters of being behind it, adding: "If Ned Lamont has a backbone in
his body, he will call on these people to cease and desist." And
Gerstein earlier today said of Lamont, "Their supporters are doing
these [attacks], we've demanded they get them to stop and they refuse
to do it."

But when I asked Gerstein if the Lieberman campaign any had evidence
that Lamont backers were behind the attack, he didn't answer directly.
He said: "Here's the thing. We are not putting the blame on the
Lamont campaign...We think it's very important for them to put out a
statement throughout the Net roots that they not only don't support
these tactics, but want them to stop."

I noted that the Lamont campaign Web coordinator, Tim Tagaris, had
posted a statement disavowing any campaign involvement and calling on
anyone doing the attacks to stop. But Gerstein said that still wasn't
enough. "We asking it to come directly from Ned Lamont and that they
aggressively circulate that statement."

The argument the Lieberman campaign appears to be making, then, is that
though they don't have any evidence that Lamont supporters are behind
the attack, the candidate himself should demand a cessation of the
attack from any supporters who might have done it.

http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/001314.php
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/8/8/153827/3493 a list of those also
on Joe's server

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Old August 24th 06, 03:46 PM posted to rec.aviation.military,rec.aviation.military.naval,sci.military.naval
TOliver
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"Grey Satterfield" wrote , "Jack Linthicum"

wrote:


John P. Mullen wrote:


The first line of the lead paragraph is, "Joe Lieberman and Ned Lamont
are in a statistical tie in the race for United States Senate in
Connecticut."

Because of the margin of error, they are, in fact, tied. The poll
estimates the true proportion by use of a sample and if a difference is
within the margin of error, it is considered a tie, not a statistical
tie, because there is no statistical evidence that it is not a tie.

Putting it another way, any result of statistical sampling is
statistical in nature. Even a lead of ten points is "statistical,"
because we do not know the true population and it could be very
different. Millions of young soybean plants would give their all to
print the redundant word "statistical" in every published report of any
statistical result were to be added.


Statistically yours,

John Mullen
No statistics were harmed in the generation of this email.


And another example of how a certain political bent keeps people with
that philosophy from actually reading 'anything' for content.
Comprehending and understanding is, of course, never a possibility.


Now who's being "emotional"? "Give us the gift to see ourselves as others
see us," indeed.

Nice riposte, Grey....

Now, with all of us reduced to the rational and clear as to the statistical
nature of statistics, we'd best collectively admit that since none of us
vote in Connecticutt, we'll have little to say as to who the winner in
November is likely to be.

We should also agree that polls and surveys, whatever their nature and
intent, fall into four categories...the first and largest those which almost
any fool could have predicted the outcome going in and which are taken for
purposes of confirmation or to support the high incomes of pollsters.
Second comes the polls which turn out, after the fact, to have been correct.
These are the ones pollsters and political operatives post on their walls
to celebrate their wisdom and foresight. Position number three is held by
all those many polls and surveys which emerge as dead solid wrong. All
involved work hard to forget these as soon as possible. Bad exit polls?
Don't try to fix'em. Banning them is preferable. Pollsters who deliver the
wrong results are equally consigned to unmarked graves as rewards for their
inaccuracies. But even the best of pols and coprporations may fall victim
to inaccurate polling/testing/surveying. Raised to imagine CocaCola's
marketing department and strategizing to be first rate and cutting edge,
would any of us have been willing to say early on that "New Coke" was worse
than a bad idea.

In last place fall the polls which reflect statistical or augury by internal
animal organs (what actually happens in most polling shops) ties. They are
carefully preserved along with the quaintly crafted legends of "Margin of
Error" to allow those who created and took them to preserve some
credibility. I once had a very stute political operative tell me that if
"our side" commissioned a poll and it came out to be tied or nearly so, that
meant we were way behind, for every poll, even those carried out be
media-supported and non-partisan bodies, will be at some point, either in
creation or in application, biased towrd a desired conclusion, and
pollsters ineviotably create polls to reinforce the conceptions or
misconceptions of those paying the bill.

The state in question does have some tradition of electing both
"Independents" (nominal, admittedly) and Party members (with distinctly
model adherence to the public principles and platform of their
affiliations). Our ancestors apparently distrusted the residents of the
state enough to accord them the notorious "Wooden Nutmeg", awarded in a
commercial vein, but likely a statement on loyalty and fidelity as well.

But all the fooferaw of primary victories and party participation aside, the
decision in November will be made by two groups, the first and vastly the
larger, those who didn't vote at all in the Primary, the uncaring and the
unwashed, but bestirring themselves on some bright Autumn morn to trundle
off to the polls. Name ID gives Lieberman some edge in this bunch. The
second group are those Republicans who view their own candidate as
unelectable or unpalatable and cast ballots for another. Even in
Connecticutt, Lieberman should far outpoll Lamont among this group. After
all, Lowell Weiker (sp?) used to get elected based on substantial votes from
members of the other party.

At this point in time and probably until late the night of Election Day,
none of us really know who'll win. With only two viable candidates, any
guess we might individually make will be only half wrong, but in politics,
half wrong is all wrong. I'd tend to give the edge to the smarter
campaigner, the one able to uncover and exploit "pockets" of voters who need
to be cajoled to the polls. One guess....If the traditionally Democrat
minority voters turn out for Lamont, he'll win. If a modest portion of them
support Lieberman out of loyalty/name ID, he'll win, as will he if
minorities, seeing no real "stake" in the outcome, sit home or turn out in
modest numbers. I've no "feel" at all for the smaller number of Hispanic
voters in the state, but unlike African American voting blocks in many US
states, the Black voters in Connecticutt seem far less "pulpit controlled"
than in many locales, far less so than Chicago or NYC. I would expect to
see more Black elected officials (especially the Senator from Illinois) on
the Lamont campaign trail than the traditional faces such as the Reverend
Jackson.

TMO


  #28  
Old August 26th 06, 04:34 PM posted to rec.aviation.military,rec.aviation.military.naval,sci.military.naval
John P. Mullen
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Leadfoot wrote:

One, it's a little late and the timing is a little suspicious.

Two, Joe might need a new job and he would be a leading candidate to replace
Rumsfeld

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060821/...nate_lieberman

Sen. Joe Lieberman, attacked by fellow Democrats as being too close to the
White House on the Iraq War, on Sunday called on Defense Secretary Donald
Rumsfeld to resign but said the United States cannot "walk away" from the
Iraqis.

snip



And, on top of that ...

Lieberman to consider Iraq pullout plan

By SUSAN HAIGH
ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Sen. Joe Lieberman, the three-term Democrat whose
independent campaign for re-election is being seen as a referendum on
the Iraq war, said Friday he would consider taking a look at a fellow
lawmaker's proposal for a timeline for troop withdrawals.

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/nation...ut_Senate.html


What is real interesting is that the "fellow lawmaker" is a Republican
who has been hammered for his support of the Iraq occupation and is now
considering changing his stand.

Ain't politics grand?

:-)

John Mullen
 




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