Ho Chi Mins good buddy, Jane Fonda and Jesse Jackson-Al Sharpton must be really dissapointed now!!!!!! Im glad Im long on CYMER right now. Hopefully Greenspan gives us another boost next tuesday. Go CYMER
"this type of old technology... used in predominately Democratic counties"
In Florida, the counties themselves are responsible for deciding what voting equipment to use. If the Democratic pols think they lost because of outdated voting machinery, they need only look in the mirror to find the ones to blame.
I believe that if it were Bush challenging a slim Gore lead, the final decision of the U. S. Supreme Court would have been the same, and Bush would have lost for the same reason as Gore just did. But I don't believe for a minute that the Florida Supreme Court would have given Mr. Bush the obviously partisan decisions that they handed Mr. Gore. Chief Justice Wells words have made that more than clear.
"One punch plus one protruding chad could be counted either for the complete punch or discarded as a double vote."
OK, which is it, complete punch or double vote? And how do you recognize it on all the ballots in the state?
The current Florida standard is hole punched through, and they have machines that do a really good job of implementing that standard. If I were a college professor, I would send you back to think your approach through more fully.
We both finally agree on something... J Fonda, Jesse Jackson, and Al Sharpton can go back to the holes they came from.
I always though Cymer was a good company and I hope the best for all of you. I'm still long with Cypress and will continue to be but I must say I regret not holding out and betting on Cymer at 19 and 1/4.
Fed will probably not reduce rates until February or January but I guess it is possible.
To put media bias in perspective, you hear everyone cry about votes that weren't counted. No one talks about how the lack of standards in places like Broward County produced votes for Mr. Gore from people who did not vote for him. Mr. Gore's only chance was to manipulate and control what could be counted as a vote. Whatever interpretation produced the most votes for him, that was the standard. And that interpretation could vary from county to county, even ballot to ballot. "Voter intent" was the vague legal standard, and Mr. Gore had a strongly vested interest in keeping it that way. That phrase also plays very well to the public, so long as you don't look behind the curtain.