READER COMMENTS ON
"'Perceived' Problems Part of Reason for National Move to Paper Ballots Says USA TODAY"
(10 Responses so far...)
COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 3/1/2008 @ 4:30 pm PT...
Re "problems — some real, some perceived"
I'm going to offer the explanation that this may have been nothing more than poor word choice. He could have used "problems - some having already occurred, some having not occurred yet but potential and easily predictable." But then, USA Today readers tend to go for simple writing, lots of colored pictures, simple and noncontroversial subject matter, kind of like what you might find in a child's coloring book.
I'm always amazed, whenever I travel by air, the number of passengers who are actually reading USA Today, some of them seeming to just pour over it, reading articles in their entirety. USA Today is one of those rags you can glance at for a minute or two and be just as informed as those who actually read its articles.
Nonetheless, I consider it as being progress that this topic is actually being covered by them.
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 3/1/2008 @ 4:45 pm PT...
Brad and Linda
"some real, some perceived"
Well, real includes everything real, leaving only unreal = perceived IMO.
That means, in kosspeak terms, "nutters".
Sounds like an article trying to please everyone.
We know that the real electronic election machine world is composed of dark matter, anti-matter, and all things sewer.
And we know that even going to paper ballots in every precinct is not the end of all things sewer. Stalin used paper ballots.
There will still be Butch Custody and the Hoppy Kid, "B." Esser, the San Diego clown brothers, and similar scenarios to deal with everywhere in Amurka.
But once we get paper ballots in place, then we move on to remove the rest of all things sewer.
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 3/1/2008 @ 6:54 pm PT...
thanks Brad, i read that article also. it was a fluff and incomplete article. it didn't mention the main reasons electronic voting machines are a disaster, that they have been proven unreliable and easily hacked.
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 3/1/2008 @ 7:15 pm PT...
I doubt we will be hearing Steven Hertzberg's opinions on these matters. In fact, the Election Science Institute's domain has been scrubbed. Those curious about Hertzberg's recent work can try to locate him at his ronpaulonline domain.
"Fintan," Hertzberg, Kos, DU, Brad, Bev, and the Raw Story
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
JUDGE OF JUDGES
said on 3/1/2008 @ 10:12 pm PT...
I like USA today ... in my bird cages cuz it absorbs the urine so well . . .
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 3/2/2008 @ 5:58 am PT...
Is the radical economic downturn because of a real Iraq influence or a perceived Iraq influence?
I guess it depends on whether Americans needed the $3.3 trillion used to kill, maim, and destroy Iraq more than BIG BROTHER did? Some perceive we did not need that American treasure.
The perceived problem in elections is voter fraud, and the real problem in elections is electronic voting machines, lame election officials, and the fact that electioneering is a faith based pseudo-religion.
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
said on 3/2/2008 @ 7:49 am PT...
Is the increased violence in Iraq real or perceived?
Is the Bush/Cheney's insistence that the surge is working real or perceived? I don't have a link to their insistence, because I tend to not read the propaganda (unsubstantiated press releases) coming out of the WH.
But the bigger questions are which is real, and which is perceived: the increased violence in Iraq or the Bush/Cheney WH press releases? Unless their goal in Iraq is to increase violence and mayhem (hmmm), they can't both be right.
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
said on 3/2/2008 @ 7:49 am PT...
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
said on 3/2/2008 @ 11:53 am PT...
The corporate media are always going to minimize peoples' concerns about stolen elections, as long as the corporations' candidates "win."
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
said on 3/2/2008 @ 10:57 pm PT...
perceived (adj.)1. detected by instinct or inference rather than by recognized perceptual cues; "the felt presence of an intruder"; "a sensed presence in the room raised goosebumps on her arms"; "a perceived threat" [syn: sensed]
2. detected by means of the senses; "a perceived difference in temperature
In other words, the perceived problems are the ones that have already been detected. Perceived does not mean unreal. But, as noted in the USA Today article, there are likely a lot of additional real problems that have not necessarily been perceived yet.