And before levers and cards, there were big, poster-sized ballots, that you marked with scannable markers, and before those, you marked them with an X, and before those you could write in whatever names you wished onto any scrap of paper that was handy and put it into the ballot box.
I recall lugging those huge canvas and leather (oops, those can't be PC, can they?) bags and the heavy wooden and metal poles for the voting booths.
But it's so much easier to hack electronic poll books, to disable the opponents' faithful from voting, and allow one's allies to vote multiple times. That's one of the earliest big electronic voting scams I've run across. And when the communications go out, you can't get the official data feed from the county office... or maybe the data feed is intercepted and a phony stream of data substituted. Printed books, while still subject to scamming, are much more secure; at the very least, you can require multiple persons (from opposing parties) to retain custody.
November 19, 2013 at 5:10 p.m.
I don't see anything in the article about her having degrees in chemistry, physics, meteorology, mechanical engineering, civil engineering...
Should be perfect, then, for an Obummer commission... After all, there's been no "global warming" for over 17 years, now, so how much harm could she do?
November 19, 2013 at 12:56 a.m.
Meanwhile, executives are spending billions and lobbying heavily to get another 150K/year cheap, young, pliant, low-skilled foreign STEM workers with flexible ethics to help ensure that they never have to seriously consider hiring a US citizen STEM professional ever again.
November 1, 2013 at 2:28 p.m.
The problem is not a "lack of political leadership".
The problem is that the "political leaders" are eager to push us all over the cliff while dodging aside, themselves, at the last second.
Hence, their foisting on the citizenry abominations like ObummerDoesn'tCare, with no opportunity for the vast majority of legislators, let alone the public, before it was, ahem, deemed to be rammed through.
October 13, 2013 at 9:06 p.m.
JC makes some good points. Those BLS figures make a big impression. Wow! 50K-60K too many federal employees in Ohio alone, almost always doing what they should not be doing, and not doing what they should.
We should shut down federal, state, county and local governments more often, so we can better appreciate that life goes on quite well without their initiations of force and fraud against innocent citizens going about their personal private business.
October 10, 2013 at 8:21 a.m.
Might've known. Technological development crushed by the bureaubums.
I was once told that postage stamps were adopted in the USA by an abolitionist and somewhat anarchistic fellow antebellum, who was said to out-performed the federal government in snail delivery. Ahh, here it is "Lysander Spooner's American Letter Mail Company".
September 29, 2013 at 6:15 p.m.
At no place in the article are "shortage" or "optimal number of doctors" defined, only the implication that the authors and editors believe there should be more, and cheaper, and better doctors. How good are the "doctors" or "physicians"? Would a smaller number of better doctors be an improvement, or would a larger number of doctors with a range of knowledge and ability be better?
Economics shows that, if you want more or better, you should pay more... not other people, the individual desirer of more and/or better.
"By 1860, there were more than 55K physicians practicing in the United States, one of the highest per capita numbers of doctors in the world (about 175 per 100K)... By 1963... the number of doctors per 100K people in the United States -- 146 -- at the same level it was at in 1910." --- Dale Steinreich 2010-05-16 "100 years of US medical fascism" _Ludwig von Mises Institute_ http://mises.org/daily/4276 visited 2012-07-04
257 physicians/100K in 2008http://www.statehealthfacts.org/compa...citing Health, United States, 2010 (Table 106) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus1...visited 2012-07-04
146 doctors/100K in 1970165 doctors/100K in 1975193 doctors/100K in 1980220 doctors/100K in 1985234 doctors/100K in 1990262 doctors/100K in 1995266 doctors/100K in 2000"In 1970 there were 146 doctors per 100K people and by 2008 it hit 322 per 100K."http://www.freeby50.com/2011/05/physi...http://facts.kff.org/chart.aspx?ch=204visited 2012-07-04
"In 2010, there were 258.7 active physicians per 100K population in the United States, ranging from a high of 415.5 in Massachusetts to a low of 176.4 in Mississippi, according to the 2011 State Physician Workforce Data Book, Center for Workforce Studies — which is provided by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)."http://www.indianaeconomicdigest.net/...
See also:https://www.aamc.org/data/workforce/r...which has a vested in interest in increasing applications to med schools.
September 24, 2013 at 8:58 a.m.
Keep on trying. I've seen banana trees bearing fruit in a front yard near Cincinnati, and they grew well in Krohn Arboreteum in Eden Park. OTOH, most banana trees even in southern Georgia and northern Florida hardly ever bear, and those varieties tend to have tiny little bananas at that.
For Youngstown, I'd certainly consider at least a minimal temporary green-house that could be put up for a few months of each year.
September 18, 2013 at 11:16 a.m.
"Save your money"
What money? Have you looked at compensation levels and employment recently?
The lefties (including the RINOs) are putting on the squeeze to get people to break and knuckle-under.
September 9, 2013 at 11:05 a.m.
So, where can we "little people" get a chance to read the TPP agreement as it stands? ... or any of the others already in effect?
All I see on-line are self-serving and ambiguous summaries.
And, now that I think of it, why aren't they entering into proper treaties, with senate confirmation, instead of all these "fast-tracked" "agreements"?
September 8, 2013 at 11:11 a.m.