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Fly by night Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-17-09 01:07 PM
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The past is prologue ... why we keep fighting against unverifiable voting machines
"The more complex an electronic system gets,
the more accident-prone it is.
Sooner or later, it breaks down ....
A transistor blows, a condenser burns out.
Sometimes they just get tired, like people...."

("But Mr. Knapp overlooks one thing.
The machines are supervised by humans.
Even if the machine fails, the human being
can always correct the mistake.")

"I wish you were right. The fact is
the machines work so fast, they are so intricate,
the mistakes they make are so subtle
that very often a human being can't know
if a machine is lying or telling the truth."

Fail-Safe (1964)

If we never stop fighting, ....
We are the ones ....
Have a purposeful weekend, all y'all.

FBN
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Fly by night Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-17-09 07:48 PM
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1. Don't "blame" me for this self-kick. Blame the "Blame" thread.
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kster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-17-09 11:46 PM
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2. K&R,nt
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pleah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-18-09 12:35 AM
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3. K&R Hey, Fly by night, how the hell are ya?
Hope things are doing better for ya.


:thumbsup: :hi: :yourock:
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Fly by night Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-18-09 07:22 AM
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4. Still fighting Rethug election thieves and DEA land-pirates. Same ole, same ole...
But what hasn't killed me has made me madder, and more committed to reform. Looks like we might get some in both arenas -- if we keep fighting.

Thanks for the thumbs-up and the smilies. Great way to start the day.
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