Oct. 9th, 2008

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Tens of thousands of eligible voters in at least six swing states have been removed from the rolls or have been blocked from registering in ways that appear to violate federal law, according to a review of state records and Social Security data by The New York Times.

if you live in colorado, indiana, ohio, michigan, nevada, north carolina, alabama, georgia, or louisiana, check your registration with local election officials. don't wait until election day! even if you were to be allowed to fill in a provisional ballot, these are not always counted because they require extra verification.

don't let yourself be disenfranchised. there might not be any purpose to those violations to begin with, but i can guarantee you that the republicans will have lists of "ineligible" voters and will challenge anyone who is on those lists.

read the article for details.
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don't know which cultivar since there are about a gazillion. i remember when dahlias were those big, stiff balls, and i thought them boring. but these days there are a lot that i like, mostly single and collarette variants. i wouldn't grow this particular one; it's not a colour combination i like -- but it looked nicely dramatic,

rain rain rain. i mostly slept, read, and worked in lightroom. i also got a beta copy of photoshop CS4, which is very different from CS2.

the news for the reformatories today wasn't good: the federal parliamentary budget officer released his report on the projected cost of the war in afghanistan, and it's more than double what the reformatories have been telling us -- pretty much what a couple of other sources have said recently.

he also said said it’s impossible to come up with an accurate number because there are many variables and not all the government departments involved have provided enough information. and he warned that the figures are so ill-defined that the war might threaten the government's long-term budget projections as expected surpluses decrease.

ah yes, these "conservatives" are so good for our wallets. (nevermind the other problems with being this involved with a war on foreign soil, a war the US mostly pissed away after getting us involved.)

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