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Submission + - Bipartisan effort to repeal indefinite detention (

Beryllium Sphere(tm) writes: A Republican from Utah, a Democrat from California, and other cosponsors have introduced Senate bill S.2003, to forbid imprisoning people forever without trial or charges.

This would repeal the detention provisions of the recently passed National Defense Authorization Act. makes it easy to contact the people who represent you and tell them what you think.

Submission + - Fresh allegations about 2004 US election (

Beryllium Sphere(tm) writes: Filings in a lawsuit against former Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell claim that
  • Processing of Ohio votes was abruptly transferred out of state to a company called Smartech in Tennessee
  • Smartech has extensive ties to the Republican Party
  • The architecture of their system made it possible for Smartech to alter the votes database
  • The failover system that transferred the processing was designed by a Bush family and Karl Rove IT guy
  • In the designer's deposition, he swore that the transfer was not a failover

The article includes links to the court filings and architectural diagrams.

Some people have a great ambition: to build something that will last, at least until they've finished building it.