Suburban Senshi IRC Chat #1082: “VOTE (if your machine lets you)”
#1082: “VOTE (if your machine lets you)”

[06:58] *** Tue Nov 07 2006 - LOGGING START ***
[06:58] *** Now talking in #suburbansenshi
[06:58] *** Topic is - Plato was so Right -
[06:58] *** Set by @Dr_Xadium on Tue Nov 07 06:58 2006

[06:58] <@SpeedRcrX> Hey how come I didn't hear a get out the vote thing like last year
[06:58] <FireFly_9> Because of Diebold Corporation
[06:59] <FireFly_9> Nowadays we can just let the machines vote for themselves apparently
[06:59] <FireFly_9> It really is much simpler when you think about it
[07:02] <Mizunomics01> Honestly, I don't see why you are all so surprised. This is the wave of the future. Who needs ballot box fraud when you can easily compromise any voting machine?
[07:05] <[gTV]Karasuma_Akane> Oh there's still plenty of that, except now it's the memory cards and things that go missing. This election will be fun
[07:07] <@SpeedRcrX> Well how the hell will we know something happened with no paper trails?
[07:07] <FireFly_9> Simple. Look for statistically improbable gains. With the backlash from the war, all the sex scandals
[07:07] <> hi
[07:08] <FireFly_9> The generally dismal state of the economy, if the party in power manages to stay largely in power then we know something is afoot.
[07:10] * [gTV]C'est_la_V has a found a copy of the HBO hacking the vote documentary online that shows exactly what's going on
[07:33] <FireFly_9> The senate I can see staying as is, but if the House doesn't change hands we'll know the age of America even pretending to have a representative democracy is basically over.
[07:35] <@SpeedRcrX> f[BLEEP]k all this s[BLEEP]t I don't care, thank god I LIVE IN JAPAN
[07:36] <@SpeedRcrX> The Doctor Who 2005 / 2006 OST will be released on December 4th
[07:37] <@SpeedRcrX> and as much as I mocked the Schick Quattro some years ago, the Gillete Fusion 5 blader IS better and it DOES work but god damn you BETTER you use shaving cream because on dry skin it will scratch you to s[BLEEP]t
[07:39] <=^catablanca^=> Haruka you don't shave... you're a woman
[07:39] <[gTV]C'est_la_V> Who says women don't shave :P
[07:39] <=^catablanca^=> Oh yeah, legs
[07:39] <@SpeedRcrX> And back
[07:39] <[gTV]C'est_la_V> legs right
[07:40] * Mizunomics01 is away: hahahaha
[07:40] <=^catablanca^=> what
[07:41] * [gTV]Karasuma_Akane is away: god I need coffee, election cycles BITE ASS
[07:41] <[gTV]C'est_la_V> One day you'll understand Artemis, one day
[07:41] <@SpeedRcrX> OH LOL
[07:41] * [gTV]C'est_la_V is away 
[07:41] <=^catablanca^=> WHAAAAAAT
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• 01/24/12 07:26pm

I'd concede *large scale* democracy doesn't work. Choosing among people you've never met for an office you couldn't dream of running for just amounts to a media slugfest. For a country our size, I'd encapsulate it (thinking like a programmer) - elect local representatives where you are, who elect county representatives from their ranks, who in turn elect state representatives from their ranks, who elect national reps from their ranks, etc. That keeps a chain of accountability intact too - less chance of federal and party power undermining state powers, since they owe their office to those states rather than, so much, parties & media-funding sources.

Bogey • 11/09/06 07:23pm

Glad we don't have those DUMB voting machines yet. Power to the almighty paper.

D-Train [e-mail] • 11/09/06 03:53am

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Democracy simply doesn't work.

Kent Brockman • 11/07/06 01:42pm

See this is just another reason why I'm glad I got an absentee ballot. Paper and Pen bitches!

True Blue • 11/07/06 10:55am

T________________T whhhhhyyyyyyyyyyyyy????????????? >_< I'll be heading out to vote later today. Wee fun.

KnifeyUtensil • 11/07/06 09:18am