Ronharv... Hard drive shit the bed Sunday. Took this long to get it back together. Just wanted to let you know that Finally I find somebody that agrees with me politicaly. You are so right about the Hypoctite Party. Both speak the same shit, just one says it out of the right side of the mouth and the others out of the left side. When wil we smarten up?
<<! Pay down the debt by cutting all the pork barrel spending.>> Fat chance! The *huge* pork-barrel spending by Congress in the latest budget went a ways to make sure that the supposed (projected) budget surplus is being heartily gobbled up already. What's appalling is that the Republicans were grabbing at least as much as the Democrats. I suspect that the Rep's and the Dem's are simply sub-categories of the Hypocrite Party.
No right now ATMS is not a player in this market - I for one don't believe it is a potentially huge market - because we will not invest that much coin for our voting systems - there are many simpler more accurate ways.
Carr said they were not pursuing it right, but he also said that should there be some sort of government contract or any plans for that in the future - Tidel would surely put it's hat in the ring and be very competitive - (I am paraphrasing but quite accurately).
I think American have the attention span of a gnat and we will not be very apt to spend major monies on ATM voting machines -
our attenion is awaiting the next Elian case or maybe we'll get pissed off that Dennis Miller is doing Monday night football or whatever fodder the media puts out there for us. The voting issue is over!
If this election fiasco doesn't prod the government to spend some of the large surplus on high tech voting equipment, I don't know what it would take. You are right about the short term memory of our society.