[linux-elitists] Handheld computer - as free as can be
Tue May 13 22:24:08 PDT 2003
Quoting firstname.lastname@example.org (email@example.com):
> While there were problems with the voter roll purges
> (proprietary software, a complete opaque system &&etc), post
> election investigation showed that the "police road blocks"
> thing was a total canard--the closest roadblock to a polling
> place was a drunk driving checkpoint over a mile away.
This account is at odds with what local police _themselves_ said,
as quoted in a January 2001 BBC News story:
Police patrol officials have denied accusations that they set up
roadblocks to intimidate black voters. They said the roadblocks were
a spur-of-the-moment safety measure, not authorised by higher
officers, which were not intended to scare anyone away from the
You say the roadblocks didn't exist; the police say they were benign
and just one of those funny-ha-ha coincidences. How 'bout the two of
you get together and work out a consistent story?
Cheers, "Transported to a surreal landscape, a young girl kills the first
Rick Moen woman she meets, and then teams up with three complete strangers
firstname.lastname@example.org to kill again." -- Rick Polito's That TV Guy column,
describing the movie _The Wizard of Oz_
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