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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!):

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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