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Doctor Jill Stein, MD, must be taking some of her own stuff, but then a bit higher than general population of doctors are “junkies.” Physicians have direct access to opiates and usually get hooked by having taken them for pain or to stay awake for a stupidly long shift. Hospitals are real sweat shops for the medically educated folk.


Dr. Stein’s “recount attack” on the 2016 election result is strange because it is obviously fatally flawed. She has asked for recounts in three states: Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. She needs to find more than 10,700, 22,000 and 68000 disqualified votes, respectively. At best she could expect to find, or lose, a few hundred such votes in each state.


While Dr. Stein was a national candidate she was statistically insignificant if we use the 5% standard normally applied in such statistical analysis. She got less than one million votes nationally. Gary Johnson, Libertarian Party candidate did much better, getting four million votes of the 127 million votes cast, but he too was statistically insignificant at 3.1%. Nonetheless, any citizen can challenge an election and ask for a recount if he, or she, will pay for it. It is thought the cost would be 1.5 to two million Dollars if Jill were to pay for recounts in all three states.


Given the time passed, that Michigan has certified and sealed that election Jill has to get a court order for a recount and that is not given a very high chance of happening. Pennsylvania is a similar situation and as states generally take a dim view of recounts of their elections. That there were challenges in the first place indicates someone of some substance believes something is wrong in the statehouse. Thus, we come to the question: Why is this happening?


There has been serious speculation the Clinton campaign is behind this effort as Hillary is the only person that could benefit from it. It has also been speculated that by tying up three states that Mr. Trump won the Clinton campaign could trim his lead to the point where Hillary would prevail! That is not possible as the removal of a state reduces the number of votes needed to win by the number of Elector votes said state holds and is thus discounted. In other words, no net change thus Mr. Trump would not be harmed. In fact, his winning percentage would rise mathematically! Ouch!


The alternative hypothesis is that Jill is doing this for personal gain. Where she will probably be spending much less than one million Dollars of the rumored seven million collected, as she will not be able to get recounts in Michigan and Pennsylvania, this could put her effort into the profit column, big time.


Actually, she cannot keep the money personally, but will have to put it into a properly incorporated Political Action Committee, PAC. Her most likely move would be to give the money to Greenpeace as they supported her candidacy and could well use the funds for expansion of their membership and activities. Where it has been rumored that the Clinton campaign gave $1.7 million it may make Hillary far more “green” than she ever wanted to be.

Adrian Vance


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Adrian Vance

Trained as a science teacher, with eight years classroom experience, he has been writing professionally since the age of 15. He was the youngest person to be published in Journal of the Illinois Academy of Science at 17 as a result of a paper he wrote suggesting a revision in the science teaching curriculum. Publication was accidental as his teacher headed the selection committee and his paper was sent to the printer in error. Nonetheless, it received positive response. It proposed teaching General Science, then Physics followed by Chemistry with Biology in the senior year given the then new molecular focus in Biology. During his college years he worked on the school newspaper, primarily as a photographer and did an occasional feature, some of which caused him to be called to the Dean's office. "You don't like the way we do things here?" was the usual opening remark followed by the expected suggestion. After his third year, exhausted and without direction, he left for one year, but returned, when Sputnik and Admiral Rickover's books documented a crisis in American education. He felt called to teach and completed a B.S. in Physical Science at Illinois State University with a major in chemistry, minor in biology, near minors physics and education. He did graduate work in both Illinois and California completing a California Life Diploma teaching credential in 1962. While teaching he saw many needs and opportunities in educational publishing so he wrote and produced educational materials, primarily filmstrips and sound recordings. He also wrote for photographic magazines as film work put him in touch with many photographic and production problems. He has 325 screen credits in educational, industrial film and filmstrip as a writer-producer. In 1976 he won the Learning Magazine “Best of the Year” award for his “You in the Universe” filmstrip series and the New York Film and Television Festival Silver Medal for “An Introduction to Cells” filmstrip series. For a partial database of Adrian’s publications please click on and you will see them listed by series title and publisher. Each series title included four to 30 filmstrips and all are not fully listed in this database. The grand total is over 800. Over that 30 years Mr. Vance also wrote other material: two books, published in New York: “UFO’s: The Eye and the Camera” for Barlenmir House and “Audiovisual Production” for Amphoto Books. He wrote and illustrated over 100 features and columns for photography magazines. He was a Founding Contributing Editor for Peterson's PhotoGraphic Magazine and the West Coast Editor of Popular Photography from 1974 to 1978, writing a monthly column for the magazine. As a result of underwater photography work he contributed to SKIN DIVER magazine in the 70's. His "Timing Waves to Enter The Sea" article, first appearing in SKIN DIVER, is now a chapter in a classified U.S. Navy Seals training manual. "UFO's, The Eye and the Camera" documents his "Two channel information theory for the analysis of events simultaneously seen and photographed." It is the first comparative analysis of vision and photography written with the idea of combining information from both sources into a single analysis that can be used scientifically and forensically. Mr. Vance is also credited with solving the mystery of how complete maps of Earth were drawn in antiquity and he rediscovered Captain Cook's secret method of locating Pacific islands so well their positions have only recently been improved. He is cited with discovering the method in the seventh edition of "The Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings," by Dr. Charles Hapgood and he later contributed to a definitive article on cartography in antiquity for The Smithsonian Magazine as they confirmed his method. On February 19, 1976 Mr. Vance got a “Certificate of Appreciation” award from the Los Angeles Police Department “in grateful recognition of his generosity in make available to officers of this Department the talents and training of his German Shepherd, Boris. The ready willingness of Mr. Adrian Vance to become involved and to make available his valuable dog in a potentially hazardous situation deserves the gratitude and approbation of the entire Los Angeles Police Department.” This incident was critical to the LAPD administration’s realization that trained dogs could be of value in police work and they are now employed by the LAPD. When the computer replaced film the school market audio-visual field he switched horses at full gallop and produced 460 computer educational disk systems for the Apple II computer over 15 years. During that time he became a professional broadcaster in the 90's to promote the State Water bond issue in Santa Barbara, California as he felt it was critical for the town. He was publicly credited for having been one of the top ten reasons the measure passed thanks to his book “Drought in Paradise” and radio work. The collapse of his software business when Apple Computer discontinued the "II" machine line in 1995 crystallized the failure of his second marriage. With no clear direction in the school market supplemental materials field he sought a career in broadcasting in Las Vegas, Nevada doing shows on both KDWN and KXNT. This was unsatisfying due to the "star" economics of commercial radio where a few performers make millions and everyone else starves. Mr. Vance has also been a day trader, strategist, system developer and author on the equities markets and trading. He now trades stock, land and develops residential property. His website and trading information service, "The Stock Surfer" was a leading Internet service for seven years. He has been developing “The Young Americans” series of Young Adult novels promoting conservative values as well as his personal memoir, “A Long Way From Normal.” You can buy Adrian Vance’ books or downloads at December 21, 2010 he was awarded US. Patent 7,855,061 for his “Fuel Farm” that makes a gasoline equivalent 100 Octane fuel, butanol, from CO2, water and sunlight with algae and bacteria. You can see the full disclosure websites regarding his inventions at: and -30-


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