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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:01 PM
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Why is it that an American company can't make voting machines for America?
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 05:02 PM by originalpckelly
Isn't that even worse than Dubai Ports World trying to buy an American port? I mean voting machines are the things that we exercise our sovereignty through.

Why the hell was this company allowed to buy the American one? I mean I understand that Chavez isn't exactly the worst person in the world, but I still don't want a foreign country (or company) to in any way shape or form control or impact American elections.

I don't think it's much to ask that for our voting machine companies be American owned, is it?
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greeneyedboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:04 PM
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1. no private company should run elections for the public.
open source or no machines at all.
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angstlessk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:05 PM
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2. The reason for our voting machins NOT TO BE OWNED BY A CORPORATION
They belong to the GOVERNMENT..not private corporations! EVER..EVER..EVER!
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ret5hd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:07 PM
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3. what does chavez have to do with it?
not sayin' your original premise is necessarily wrong, but chavez doesn't own or control that company.
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Sensitivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:31 PM
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4. Venezuela has had more demands for reliable machines than the U.S.
or so it seems. They may have a lot to teach us.

I would not bet on U.S. elections being more error or fraud free
than those in Venezuela.
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Flabbergasted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:42 PM
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5. Can you find a link that indicates, irrefutably, Hugo has anything at all to do with
our election machines?
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ret5hd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:45 PM
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6. Of course not...such a link doesn't exist.
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Flabbergasted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:59 PM
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7. Exactly
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:05 PM
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8. When the balance of payments sends dollars overseas ...
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 07:07 PM by TahitiNut
... those dollars must be allowed to purchase goods AND ASSETS in the U.S. When we buy Venezuelan oil with U.S. dollars, then those dollars only have as much 'value' as what they can buy.

One of the problems we have is far too much capital is being exported. Once upon a time, the federal government placed strict limits on the amounts of money that could be exported to buy foreign assets - like property, plants and equipment. No longer. Human beings have a harder time crossing the border (even that one) than do massive amounts of money.

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