but it is the center hole
that makes the wagon move.
We shape clay into a pot,
but it is the emptiness inside
that holds whatever we want.
We hammer wood for a house,
but it is the inner space
that makes it livable.
We work with being,
but non-being is what we use.
There's much ado about "voter registration fraud" here in the states. First, a clear description of what is actually going on:
An organization wants, for whatever reason, more voters. For instance, they might be interested in seeing more minority voters. They decided to get someone to go try to get people registered. Volunteers are usually rare, so they decided to pay people. It's hard to watch these people, so they tend to pay by the registration turned in. These people tend to not make much. Fairly often, they come to the realization that it's hard to weed the fake out of the real, and just making up shit is a lot easier than working.
I do have a solution, though. It's pretty simple. This country could completely stop all registration and voting fraud. You just need one thing:
A national ID tied to biometrics.
Without that, of course, it is completely impossible to stop. Hell, for five years, my wife was registered twice under the same name/address, completely by accident. (She only over voted once, being an honest citizen.)
So yeah, it is trivially easy to commit voter fraud if you are willing to sign your name on a registration form, right below the part that notes that lying on the form is considered perjury.
But it is amusing how neither side of this debate will bring up the obvious solution. It's particularly amusing that it is those on the right who will rant endlessly about illegal immigration who would most go ballistic at the thought of being required to caring a card that proved their citizenship.
The FoML has croup. Because of this, I have been stuck home for two days, trying to get work done (and mostly failing) while "parenting". It'd probably be more relaxing if I didn't feel like I was slacking.
The big gaming news is that the game everyone (or at least every $BigJapaneseCorp fanboy) has been waiting for, Little Big Planet has been delayed one week. Not because it isn't done, but because someone apparently heard two barely intelligible phrases from the Koran in the soundtrack.
Irritating. I'm not sure when the rest of the world signed up to follow the rules of Islam. $BigJapaneseCorp had the balls to say "bite us" when the Church of English whined about Resistance: Fall of Man setting a gunfight in an English Cathedral. (Apparently the C of E is against teaching children to defend their cathedrals from alien invasion.)
In any case, when the game actually arrives, I think I shall register my opinion on the matter by creating a level featuring a giant raving Mohamed.
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