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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 12:23 PM
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E-Vote Counting in the Filipines: "Fired up with faith and hope"
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From this interesting article about their new optical scan voting system, penned by a rather zealous election official. (MCM would have a field day with this one!):



http://businessmirror.com.ph/index.php?option=com_conte...

Brave new world

Written by Rene V. Sarmiento / Commissioner, Comelec
Sunday, 11 April 2010 20:29


-snipped stuff about how great "poll automation" is-

The coming poll automation is an inevitable event Filipinos should look forward to and welcome. It is a blessing Filipinos should thank God for, should embrace and should maximize to the hilt. Wisely and successfully implemented, poll automation will mean choosing the best candidates and installing a new and popularly supported leadership that will uphold and advance what is good for Filipinos in 2010 and beyond, a kind of leadership that will unlock the vast potentials and possibilities of every Filipino.

But total success will be achieved if, in addition to adequate technical and educational preparation, Filipinos are fired up with faith and hope, believing that Filipinos can! And believing that with Gods help, nothing is impossible. It is the same God of the Old Testament who divided the Red Sea into two and the same God of the New Testament who rebuked the wind and stilled the sea amid a violent squall. Says the Book of Sirach 2:10 in the Holy Scriptures:

Study the generations long past and understand; has anyone hoped in the Lord and been disappointed? Has anyone persevered in his fear and been forsaken? Has anyone called upon him and been rebuffed?
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  -E-Vote Counting in the Filipines: "Fired up with faith and hope" Bill Bored  Apr-10-10 12:23 PM   #0 
  - This reminds me of those Nigerian email scams.  Wilms   Apr-10-10 12:37 PM   #1 
     - Reminds me of some of our New Yorkers, only it's a bit less secular.  Bill Bored   Apr-10-10 01:58 PM   #2 
     - Uncalled For.  Yellow Horse   Apr-11-10 04:55 AM   #3 
        - Are you, and have you been paying attention?  Wilms   Apr-11-10 08:35 AM   #4 
        - Indeed I have been paying attention; I joined DU 12/25/2004.  Yellow Horse   Apr-13-10 11:32 AM   #6 
           - We joined the same day.  Wilms   Apr-13-10 11:58 AM   #8 
           - Thread not hijacked. Much of NYS uses same e-voting system as the Phillipines.  Bill Bored   Apr-13-10 01:21 PM   #11 
        - Talk about uncalled for. Look what Lipari writes about election activists.  Wilms   Apr-11-10 09:50 AM   #5 
           - I agree with what Bo Lipari wrote. It's common sense.  Yellow Horse   Apr-13-10 11:46 AM   #7 
              - Pardon?  Wilms   Apr-13-10 12:05 PM   #9 
              - Thank you for putting words into my mouth and then telling me to shut up.  Yellow Horse   Apr-13-10 01:50 PM   #12 
                 - While Bill Bored covered it well, I'll add that I agree that I don't know who you are.  Wilms   Apr-13-10 02:27 PM   #13 
                 - People haven't made the right legal arguments, have they?  Bill Bored   Apr-13-10 02:53 PM   #14 
                    - Here's a case that was pretty close. It quickly got tossed.  Yellow Horse   Apr-13-10 03:27 PM   #15 
                       - Try not to be misleading.  Wilms   Apr-13-10 04:42 PM   #16 
                       - Wilms, I was present at every day of the proceedings on that suit. Yes it was pretty much tossed.  demodonkey   Apr-13-10 05:40 PM   #17 
                          - Well, thanks for chiming in despite the tight schedule.  Wilms   Apr-13-10 07:27 PM   #19 
                             - Quick reason why (IMO) and then I have to go to sleep...  demodonkey   Apr-13-10 10:39 PM   #21 
                       - Oh come on! You can do better than that, can't ya? This is not similar to the Nassau case at all.  Bill Bored   Apr-13-10 06:04 PM   #18 
              - You're missing the point. It's not about Lipari. Here's the deal:  Bill Bored   Apr-13-10 01:06 PM   #10 
                 - Speaking of the audit "...policy of Lipari, NYVV, the LWV ...", what's their position?  Wilms   Apr-13-10 08:42 PM   #20 
                    - Their position seems to be: kill the levers now; ask questions later. nt  Bill Bored   Apr-13-10 11:04 PM   #22 
 

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