Sometimes the answer can't be found because you're not asking the question right, or you're not thinking of the problem in the right way.
I use sleep mood a great deal on my laptop. It is quite sluggish when it comes out of sleep mood, very unresponsive. Looking at the task manager, I had often blamed the security software or the backup and recovery programs. But watching for a few days and then devling deeper, I thought, maybe it's the OS. I use Windows 7 on this machine and I saw comments in passing the other day about its problems as an operating system. As a whim, then, last night I did a search on Sleep mode issues Windows 7. Tally-ho! Quite buggy. Maybe I'll move on to Windows 8, but I've not been reassured about its capability. It seems they designed it to be better and rushed to meet the release date but quality suffered.
Meanwhile, I saw an opinion in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette yesterday, "Yes, Virginia, There IS Voter Fraud". Trite cliched title aside, I decided to read the piece to see what it said. It told the story of a voter fraud, of a Democrat in Mississippi being convicted of ten counts. Oddly, it didn't name him. The story then went on about the voter fraud case in New York so I did more searches, trying to get to the bottom of them.
The results disturbed me in many ways. Number one, yes, there were some voter fraud cases involving Democrats. Number two, the articles were al from Fox news, World Net Daily, or right wing blogs. Three, they could have been written by the same person or copied and pasted from one page to another. Getting to the facts was difficult. People said they had facts. There were claims that the there were 'reams of paperwork' and 'mountains of evidence' behind these accusations and grand jury indictments, but they never provided concrete specifics.
Those concrete and objective details are important to me. If you tell me it's freezing outside and I check the temperature and it's forty-five, I'm going to have to disagree with you. If you tell me President Obama is literally destroying America, I need to know what you specifically mean.
Going on with the search for voter fraud information, many of these stories alluded to Indiana and how there was massive voter fraud in the 2008 Democratic Primary, and that the Indiana Democratic Party chairman had stepped down. Reading further, though, there are allegations being investigated. The cited chairman was said to be stepping down but never referenced the allegations in his plans, and indeed, a few days later, after some state politics, he stayed in the post. To summarize the Google results, on 12 December, he was resigning, by 23 December, he was set to remain in his post until 2013.
In other news of the hyped and the un-hyped, a young Amish girl driving her buggy home was shot and killed. No one had meant to shoot her. Investigators figured out the that shooter was over a mile away, shooting into the air and accidently hit her in the head.
Will charges be brought? In another story, a person hit some people with their car by accident was charged in various ways although no one was killed.
There seems like a double standard for accidents with guns and accidents with cars. When someone, like the gun man in Virginia, or the shooter in Arizona who shot Representative Giffords, or when the shooter stalked Fort Hood, or the shooter at the same school in Virginia a few years ago, shoots and kills several people using guns, there is a reaction that if more people were carrying guns, they could have saved themselves by shooting back, and that if more people had guns, these people would have been less likely to shoot anyone in the first place because they know others would shoot back. Go ahead and google it.
Meanwhile, it's a curious thing, how often editorials and city and police officials go after the Occupy Wall Street protestors, and often cite that these people have no right to be on the public property where they're at, some of which is public property where businesses have been granted control. Do you see what I did there? No specifics. I can provide them, if needed. Just drop a line. But the thing is, the people writing these editorials and opinion pieces, or making statements as police chiefs, lieutenants, mayors, congressional representatives and so on all cite public laws and the right for people to have access and the right for those businesses to do businesses. They don't actually cite specific laws, just that their city ordinances saw you can't camp in public places. They can probably cite specific laws if pressed.
But the protestors are being quite specific. They cite the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights, and their right to peaceful assembly. As they note, there's nothing in the Constitution nor the Bill of Rights about the right to do business. You can google it. I'll wait.
Causes Michael Seidel Supports
Kiva, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Propublica.org, Doctors Without Borders, GreaterGood.com