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  • Nevada voting machines automatically checking Harry Reid's name; voting machine technicians

    10/26/2010 6:59:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies · 2+ views
    washington examiner ^ | 10/26/10 | Mark Hemingway
    Clark County is where three quarters of Nevada's residents and live and where Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's son Rory is a county commissioner. Rory is also a Democratic candidate for governor. Since early voting started, there have been credible reports that voting machines in Clark County, Nevada are automatically checking Harry Reid's name on the ballot: Voter Joyce Ferrara said when they went to vote for Republican Sharron Angle, her Democratic opponent, Sen. Harry Reid's name was already checked. Ferrara said she wasn't alone in her voting experience. She said her husband and several others voting at the same...
  • Dogs automatically imitate people

    07/28/2010 10:22:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies · 9+ views
    msnbc ^ | 7/28/10 | Jennifer Viegas
    Some dogs may look like their owners, but all dogs imitate their human companions If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, dogs often shower us with praise. New research has just determined dogs automatically imitate us, even when it is not in their best interest to do so. The study, published in the latest Proceedings of the Royal Society B, provides the first evidence that dogs copy at least some of our body movements and behaviors in ways that are spontaneous and voluntary.
  • What about my boat? ("Return-Free" — IRS would automatically prepare income-tax returns)

    10/08/2005 5:57:53 AM PDT · by Libloather · 63 replies · 1,289+ views
    What about my boat? If you think it's bad enough that the Internal Revenue Service collects your hard-earned tax dollars, imagine if an IRS agent prepared your income-tax returns, too. No, we're not joking. The concept, called "Return-Free" — where the IRS automatically prepares income-tax returns of those taxpayers with the simplest returns and then sends taxpayers the bill — is being considered by the President's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform. One of several Republicans who opposes the concept calls it "flawed" and "dangerous to taxpayers." It "creates a conflict of interest by making the tax collector the tax...