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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:15 PM
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Won't having indelible blue ink on your hand be a death sentence?
Everyone who votes in Iraq gets indelible ink stamp on their hand.
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toymachines Donating Member (782 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:17 PM
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1. thats not cool
now we are branding them... great.
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bryant69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:18 PM
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2. Do you have a source on that?
Not that I doubt it too much.

Bryant
Check it out --> http://politicalcomment.blogspot.com
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:22 PM
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5. I just saw it on CNN
It is to prevent voter fraud.
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fryguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:39 PM
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9. link and picture

An Iraqi man shows his right index finger stained with blue ink after his casting his vote in an Amman polling station, January 28, 2005.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&ncid=721&e=...
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fryguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:19 PM
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3. this is ripe for voter fraud
all they'd have to do is chop off their hand and they can vote a second time....

/sarcasm
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Lautremont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:20 PM
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4. They ought to provide hand-merkins on the way out.
Though that might present a whole other set of difficulties.
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WildClarySage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:24 PM
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6. Is this the same indelible ink they used in Afghanistan?
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w13rd0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:42 PM
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7. Yeah, the kind that can be washed off...
...with a quick scrubbing...

NPR interviewed some Afghani that was bragging that he'd sold his vote 20+ times and voted repeatedly, several times at the same place...
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fryguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:41 PM
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10. maybe same ink, but it covers the whole finger....unlike in Afghanistan


An Iraqi man shows his right index finger stained with blue ink after his casting his vote in an Amman polling station, January 28, 2005.
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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:54 PM
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8. Why not just issue a large target to attach to their back....
and be done with it. I heard about the ink on the radio last night and just shook my head in dismay. Local shopkeepers are reporting brisk sales on gloves.
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