The Linear Canvas
This journal is about the wrongs and rights of the world, as I see them.

The Linear Canvas

Voting Machine Accountability

November 27th, 2006 . by Alexander Fisher

Of all of the things that I want the new Congress to do when they take control in January, I would prefer that they start with a national standard for voting machines. That standard should include a requirement for open source code on any computer calculator. In addition all machines should be regularly inspected by programming and mechanical professionals to determine if there are any system errors or malfeasance that would incorrectly calculate the number of votes.

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Election Time 2006

November 18th, 2006 . by Alexander Fisher

As I look back on things that I would have done over the years, I would have bought stock in my previous company just before it was purchased by Sprint. Another thing I would have done would be to invest in defense contractors, oil companies, and the pharmaceutical industry after George W. Bush was appointed president in 2000. At this moment I feel it would be a good investment to invest in companies that make paper shredding machines or perform that service in the Washington D.C. area. No doubt the shredding has already begun.

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What About that Nuclear Option Now?

November 12th, 2006 . by Alexander Fisher

This week has been quite a week for change. I guess I never realized that the political landscape could change so quickly. My first thought is that it is some sort of neo-con trick to throw me off.

Several months ago Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist from Tennessee, threatened to invoke a so-called “nuclear option” in response to threats by Democrats that they would filibuster legislation proposed by Republicans. There were many Republicans that warned that the consequences of not allowing filibusters’ by the minority party would someday come back to haunt them. Conservative talk show hosts and some conservative politicians made it clear that they endorsed use of this technique. With the loss of the House of Representatives and the Senate, the short sighted nuclear option would have been a complete disaster for the Republican Party.

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