AmeriKa

The K in Amerika.

An old friend of mine  recently left a comment on my Wall at facebook concerning the way I spell Amerika.

He seemed a bit confused why I would do so.

I have been doing it for so long that I barely notice anymore (I never liked the letter C anyway, it is a worthless letter. We have K & S! Smiles to those with C in their Names).

The K in Amerika is there for a very good reason.

Amerika is not the country I thought it was when I was growing up.

The Patriot Act – which is one of the most dangerous documents produced to date by the U.S. Government- strips Americans of their Freedoms.

They do this in the name of Security.

“They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security.”
~Ben Franklin

The Patriot Act must be repealed and until it is, the K stays in Amerika.

I encourage everyone who realizes the Dangers of the Patriot Act – not just for Americans but the International Community – to adopt the K in Amerika as a Protest and to help spread Awareness.

The Patriot Act has not done much in catching ‘Terrorists’ but it sure has helped rounding up all those ‘Dangerous’ Peaceniks who smoke a little weed now & again.

Moving right along…

For those of you who ‘vote’ for a President, remember that it matters not who is Commander in Chief.  The President is a part in the Machine. He has no control, but he certainly is being controlled.

You may feel good that you have done your part in voting the right man in, but please realize that your vote (for Prez) is designed to just make you feel good.

The President does not win by popular vote.

Check out the College Electorate (CE).

Actually, I’ll do it for you:

Electoral College: consists of the popularly elected representatives (electors) who formally elect the President and Vice President of the United States. Since 1964, there have been 538 electors in each presidential election. Article II, Section 1, Clause 2 of the Constitution specifies how many electors each state is entitled to have and that each state’s legislature decides how its electors are to be chosen; U.S. territories are not represented in the Electoral College.

The Electoral College is an example of an indirect election.

Rather than directly voting for the President and Vice President, United States citizens vote for electors.

Electors are technically free to vote for anyone eligible to be President, but in practice pledge to vote for specific candidates and voters cast ballots for favored presidential and vice presidential candidates by voting for correspondingly pledged electors.

The Twelfth Amendment provides for each elector to cast one vote for President and one vote for Vice President. It also specifies how a President and Vice President are elected.

Critics argue the Electoral College is inherently undemocratic and gives certain swing states disproportionate clout in selecting the President and Vice President. Proponents argue that the Electoral College is an important and distinguishing feature of federalism in the United States and protects the rights of smaller states. Numerous constitutional amendments have been introduced in the Congress seeking a replacement of the Electoral College with a direct popular vote; however, no proposal has ever passed the Congress.”  ~Wikipedia

Here is a link describing the pros & cons of the CE.

http://www.uselectionatlas.org/INFORMATION/INFORMATION/electcollege_procon.php

The ‘Fathers of Amerika’ did not trust the Voting Public to make wise decisions in the electing of their Leader… the United States perpetuates this by keeping the CE.

This is not Democracy.

The Leadership of Amerika is in the Hands of a few hundred Politicians.

The Currency used in Amerika is in the hands of less than a few hundred – and they’re not even Politicians!

This means that Corporate Entities control the Economy which means they control YOU.

In 1916, three years after its inception, President Woodrow Wilson denounced the Federal Reserve System:

“I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the civilized world, no longer a Government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men.” ~Woodrow Wilson

It does not matter who is President. Things are still the same.

The Commander in Chief has no control.

He answers to a higher power and it sure the Hell isn’t God… though Baby Bush might want you to think it is.

Amerika is NOT a Democracy.

Quick Note:

I posted bostonpaul.wordpress at Facebook and got this response (Good Stuff):

Boston Paul

Boston Paul

UPDATE @ https://bostonpaul.wordpress.com/Why we spell Amerika with a K.

Stephanie Conboy
Stephanie Conboy

… and stop spelling america with a k please!
Deucalion Stone

Deucalion Stone

Why?
The use of K is more common than C!
Afrikaans: Amerika
Arabic: أمريكا
Belarusian: Амэрыка
Chinese (Traditional): 美國
Croatian: Amerika
Czech: Amerika
Danish: Amerika
Dutch: Amerika
Estonian: Ameerika
Filipino: Amerika
Finnish Amerikka
French: Amérique
Galician: América
German: Amerika
Greek: Αμερική Amerikí̱
Haitian: Creole Amerik
Hebrew: אמריקה
Hindi: अमेरिका amērikā
Hungarian: Amerikai
Icelandic: Ameríka
Indonesian: America
Irish: Meiriceá
Italian: America
Japanese: アメリカ amerika
Korean: 아메리카 amelika
Latvian: America
Lithuanian: Amerika
Macedonian: Америка Amerika
Malay: America
Maltese: Amerika
Norwegian: Amerika
Persian: امریکا
Polish: Ameryka
Portuguese: América
Romanian Americii
Russian: Америка Amerika
Serbian: Америка Amerika
Slovak: Americký
Slovenian: Amerika
Spanish: América
Swahili: Amerika
Swedish: America
Thai: America ประเทศสหรัฐอเมริกา
Turkish: America
Ukrainian: Америка Ameryka
Vietnamese: Mỹ Châu Mỹ
Welsh: America
Yiddish: אַמעריקע Amerike

Usage “C” ~ 15
Usage of “K” ~29

“K” wins the gold.
“C” falls in second for the silver
“Q” is third with the bronze.

Even the phonetics spelling of “America” use K
100% of the time:
ə-ˈmer-ə-kə,
ə’mer.i.kə
uh-mer-i-kuh
ə-měr’ĭ-kə

Your Thoughts?

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  1. Hey Paul,

    I got one more country to add to your 29(though it’s not a country in legality but it is in spirit) I’m from Newfounlandland, which is an Island to the North East of Boston, it is Canada’s most eastern province–We have our own dialect of English there and we spell and say it as Amerikay–I think they say the same in Ireland.

    PS. I agree with you, both the C and the Q should be removed from our alphabet. Every hard Cword can be spelled with K and soft C words with S while Q replaced with KW–Then K would probably be the most widely used constonant.

    But then the kwestion is, how do we spell the CH words. Here’s my proposal: The X is just as useless as C and Q, every word ending with X can be spelled simply with KS–so what not use the X to replace the CH sound? So now instead of having Christians we’ll have Xristians, but it’ be spoken the same way.

    Reg.

    • Actually, my mistake, instead of Christians, we’ll have Kristians, instead of church, we’ll have Xurx.

      Reg

      • We’ll have the kween of England,

        What was the kwestion?

        do you go to the kristian Xurx of Krist?

        Are you from the Xek Republik?

        They want to eat xiken, not duk.

        They also want some ise with their skox.

        I think the foks hunt is immoral.

        I am moving, do you have any ekstra bokses?

        I don’t wear soks.

        now this kind of spelling may be hard to get used to at first, but I think it would in the long run make our language easier to teax.

        I tried my best not to use a single C or Q.
        Reg

  2. I don’t have a problem with the concept of an Electoral College. Electing electors today is just pointless to me. Any functional reason for their existence was made obsolete long ago. Almost none of the electors vote contrary to what they were elected to do, so they are functionally irrelevant.

    The issue is HOW electoral College votes are handed out. Giving all votes in a state to the 1st place candidate is a bad idea for several reasons.

    It skews results in order to preserve state-by-state elections for a national post. The closer the election, the bigger this effect. In 2000, in a 2 candidate race, it resulted in putting a loser in the White House.

    But my real problem is that giving all Electoral College votes to 1st place effectively burns every ballot cast for a non-winner, even if those burned votes represent a majority of votes cast. Credit for those votes can and should be given because not giving credit has several negative effects.

    1)It encourages voter apathy. If you live in a confirmed Red/Blue State and you’re not in the majority, your Presidential vote means nothing. So why vote? If you don’t care about the highest profile position on your ballot, you probably care even less about the outcome of the other races, which contributes to…

    2) Redder/Bluer states. If the state’s Presidential race is a lock and minority party voters stay home, every majority party candidate receives an undeserved advantage. This harms minority party candidates who do have a chance of winning other positions. At some point, party dominance of a state becomes a feedback loop.

    3) Elimination of real choice. With all the Electoral College votes on the line, the only way to make sure Candidate A doesn’t win is to vote for Candidate B, even if you hate B and love Candidate C. In a system that gives all points to 1st place, Candidate C is permanently fucked, along with the rest of his party’s candidates. This doesn’t just helps encourage 2 party exclusivity. Because only first place matters, policies are watered down in order to avoid offending anyone, often to the point of non-existence. This helps create a 2 party system where there are little in the way of policy differences.

    4) Election legitimacy. When the winner of a major state (say Florida) gets 45% of the vote, 2nd place gets 44.99% and the margin of vote counting error is 7%, you can see how the entire system loses legitimacy.

    I think Electoral College votes should be handed out in proportion to success. (Get 20% of the votes, win 20% of the delegates, etc.) It doesn’t have to be a 1:1 ratio. It could go by thresholds. Anything is better than 1st place-takes-all.

    Such a system would put most states back into play. California, New York and Texas are huge states that represent a large chunk of the population. Their issues are all but ignored because the Presidential race there is decided before it begins. All the attention goes to battleground states and the agenda gets warped to please them. The quest for 1st also further forces the agenda towards the centre and ultimately limits voters’ ideological choice.

    If a party could get 25% of a state’s Electoral College with 25% of the vote, smaller parties might develop and larger parties would be less likely to water down their policies just to finish first in certain states.

  3. I first came across Amerika with a K by reading some Hunter S Thompson. His thinking behind using it was very similar to yours…that AmeriKa was not the America he had grown up believing in and adding the K was a way to instantly communicate that.

    That’s the thing about America that you can usually only see from the outside or after decades of discovery from inside it. Americans grow up with all the mindless flag waving, collective self worship, propaganda and false advertising that, when you discover (or admit) the actual truth, you are usually more hurt, disappointed, angered, embittered, etc. than if you had been told the truth all along. That’s why some people prefer to spend their lives trying to deny the obvious because, to paraphrase the famous Jack Nicholson line, “They can’t handle the truth.”

    • Well said, Sedate Me.

      My bitterness runs deep, but it is bitter-sweet.

      I thought I was Fighting for my country. Serving my country. Protecting the Freedoms of Amerika.

      Realized I wasn’t doing it for Amerika, I was doing it for Corporations that control Amerika.

      I read a book called Prometheus Rising by Robert Anton Wilson.

      That book got me out of the box.

      Read a few Chomsky essays (a few of why I was in certain countries at certain times with an M-16 in my hand) and smashed that box to a fucking Pulp.

      My Mission now is to learn as much as I can and let the world know what I know.

      Good hearing from you.

  4. The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states (and DC).

    Every vote, everywhere, would be politically relevant and equal in presidential elections. Candidates would need to care about voters across the nation, not just undecided voters in a handful of swing states.

    The bill would take effect only when enacted, in identical form, by states possessing a majority of the electoral votes–that is, enough electoral votes to elect a President (270 of 538). When the bill comes into effect, all the electoral votes from those states would be awarded to the presidential candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states (and DC).

    The Constitution gives every state the power to allocate its electoral votes for president, as well as to change state law on how those votes are awarded.

    The bill is currently endorsed by over 1,707 state legislators (in 48 states) who have sponsored and/or cast recorded votes in favor of the bill.

    In Gallup polls since 1944, only about 20% of the public has supported the current system of awarding all of a state’s electoral votes to the presidential candidate who receives the most votes in each separate state (with about 70% opposed and about 10% undecided). The recent Washington Post, Kaiser Family Foundation, and Harvard University poll shows 72% support for direct nationwide election of the President. This national result is similar to recent polls in closely divided battleground states: Colorado– 68%, Iowa –75%, Michigan– 73%, Missouri– 70%, New Hampshire– 69%, Nevada– 72%, New Mexico– 76%, North Carolina– 74%, Ohio– 70%, Pennsylvania — 78%, Virginia — 74%, and Wisconsin — 71%; in smaller states (3 to 5 electoral votes): Alaska – 70%, DC – 76%, Delaware –75%, Maine — 77%, Nebraska — 74%, New Hampshire –69%, Nevada — 72%, New Mexico — 76%, Rhode Island — 74%, and Vermont — 75%; in Southern and border states: Arkansas –80%, Kentucky — 80%, Mississippi –77%, Missouri — 70%, North Carolina — 74%, and Virginia — 74%; and in other states polled: California — 70%, Connecticut — 74% , Massachusetts — 73%, Minnesota – 75%, New York — 79%, Washington — 77%, and West Virginia- 81%. Support is strong in every partisan and demographic group surveyed.

    The National Popular Vote bill has passed 29 state legislative chambers, in 19 small, medium-small, medium, and large states, including one house in Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Oregon, and both houses in California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington. The bill has been enacted by Hawaii, Illinois, New Jersey, Maryland, and Washington. These five states possess 61 electoral votes — 23% of the 270 necessary to bring the law into effect.

    See http://www.NationalPopularVote.com


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