Mechanical

Sleep :)

I slept almost the entire night. I'm finally getting over this!

In other news: pdx42, you may be paranoid, but it turns out that they really were watching you. (Not that we had any doubt that the US is struggling to become more of a police state).

And you remember Cuyahogo county, right? That's the most populous county in Ohio and it's the one which pretty much gave Bush the last election. As it turns out, two election workers have just received felony convictions for tampering with the vote recount. Apparently they spent three days hand-picking ballots to ensure that Bush still won the county. However, in a stunning display of typically awful journalism, we find the following sentence:

Special prosecutor Kevin Baxter did not claim the workers' actions affected the outcome of the election — Kerry gained 17 votes and Bush lost six in the county's recount.

Um, excuse me? Are those with the hand-picked ballots or not? I would assume they're not the hand-picked ones, but there's no way to know from the story.

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The US government has for years kept track of peace rallies and peace marches etc. It's always to make sure nobody is starting a group to displace the current government (or at least that's the thought process or excuse), which of course is treason, blah. I've always thought that it was done in poor taste though and most importantly not done correctly.. sheesh.