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    I received an email from one of my best friends about this yesterday. She's an American citizen living in France.

    Click on the link to read the entire article.


    http://www.iht.com/articles/539597.html


    PARIS

    In a decision that could affect Americans abroad who are not yet registered to vote in the Nov. 2 presidential election, the Pentagon has begun restricting international access to the official Web site intended to help overseas absentee voters cast ballots.

    According to overseas-voter advocates who have been monitoring the situation, Internet service providers in at least 25 countries - including Yahoo Broadband in Japan, Wanadoo in France, BT Yahoo Broadband in Britain and Telefónica in Spain - have been denied access to the site of the Federal Voting Assistance Program, apparently to protect it from hackers.

    In an e-mail addressed to a person in France who had tried to access the Web site, the Federal Voting Assistance Program's Web manager, Susan Leader, wrote: “We are sorry you cannot access www.fvap.gov. Unfortunately, Wanadoo France has had its access blocked to U.S. government Web sites due to Wanadoo users constantly attempting to hack these sites. We do not expect the block to be lifted."
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    Kitty, I think you bring up a good point here. Disenfranchising voters was the name of the game in the last election:

    U.S. Commission on Civil Rights: serious african american voter disenfranchisement in Florida 2000
    http://permanent.access.gpo.gov/lps1...3588/exsum.htm

    The "you have a similar name to a convicted felon so you can't vote" maneuver used to selectively disenfranchise voters, a big class action lawsuit is pending against Florida officials.....
    http://vevo.verifiedvoting.org/article.php?id=2412

    With Rumsfeld now anxious to limit voting in Iraq...........maybe he should hire Kathy Harris as a consultant
    http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=stor...sa_rumsfeld_dc

    btw, nice avatar
    Last edited by cellmatrix; 09/23/2004 at 07:09 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eurokitty
    I received an email from one of my best friends about this yesterday. She's an American citizen living in France.

    Click on the link to read the entire article.


    http://www.iht.com/articles/539597.html


    PARIS

    In a decision that could affect Americans abroad who are not yet registered to vote in the Nov. 2 presidential election, the Pentagon has begun restricting international access to the official Web site intended to help overseas absentee voters cast ballots.

    According to overseas-voter advocates who have been monitoring the situation, Internet service providers in at least 25 countries - including Yahoo Broadband in Japan, Wanadoo in France, BT Yahoo Broadband in Britain and Telefónica in Spain - have been denied access to the site of the Federal Voting Assistance Program, apparently to protect it from hackers.

    In an e-mail addressed to a person in France who had tried to access the Web site, the Federal Voting Assistance Program's Web manager, Susan Leader, wrote: “We are sorry you cannot access www.fvap.gov. Unfortunately, Wanadoo France has had its access blocked to U.S. government Web sites due to Wanadoo users constantly attempting to hack these sites. We do not expect the block to be lifted."
    here in Italy I can access the site with no problem at all.
    Ciao

    Ettore
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    My friend in France got around the block by using a U.S. based proxy.
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    Former president Jimmy Carter who has led a bi-partisan commission charged with recommending changes to US electoral processes following the 2000 vote states that there will still be serious problems in Florida in the upcoming elections, centering on the two points which I stated in post #2 above.

    It is too bad that nothing has been done, but then again, because the incumbent Republican election officials benefited last time, they have no incentive to correct the mistakes.

    btw - I think Carter has been a great ex-president, all of you who don't like him I could care less, he is a great humanitarian.

    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...r_040927140201
    Last edited by cellmatrix; 09/27/2004 at 09:57 PM.
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    I read somewhere that they eased up the block so more people can access it..
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  7. #7  
    Quote Originally Posted by ToolkiT
    I read somewhere that they eased up the block so more people can access it..
    It's easy to get past...but it's set up very strange. I was able to vote for
    Bush 30 times in a row, but I was unable to register one vote for Kerry.
    "Do the Chickens have large talons?" Napoleon Dynamite
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    Quote Originally Posted by cellmatrix
    btw - I think Carter has been a great ex-president
    That's cause he was such a sucky president...he had to make up for it. At least that's what I heard
    Well behaved women rarely make history
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    Quote Originally Posted by clairegrrl
    That's cause he was such a sucky president...he had to make up for it. At least that's what I heard
    so he did all of these good things because he wants to redeem himself in the eyes of right wingers like you.

    Right, thats it for sure!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cellmatrix
    so he did all of these good things because he wants to redeem himself in the eyes of right wingers like you.

    Right, thats it for sure!
    Isn't it amazing how the children of this country seem to know it ALL?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eurokitty
    Isn't it amazing how the children of this country seem to know it ALL?
    Eurokitty, I don't know your age but I will guess older then 25...without knowing and without meaning any slight...

    "Kids" now a days think they know everything!!! People older or younger are dumb and stupid! Even if the "kids" have never been out of the country they know everything about the world, based on their incredible world view experience of watching TV and reading books and of course MTV.

    Now, it was different when I was 21. I DID know everthing! And older and younger people WERE stupid....they just got smarter as they got older.
    "Do the Chickens have large talons?" Napoleon Dynamite

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