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  •  If (4.00)
    you don't sign the loyalty oath, they send you to the front line.

    Democratic soldiers = black soldiers in WWII.

    The NYT reports that soldiers in theater are pushed to vote by fax, with the waiver of their right to privacy.  The program is run out of Rummy's office, with no legal oversight.

    Scumbags, all of them.

    What is essential is invisible.

    by bebimbob on Wed Sep 15, 2004 at 01:31:25 PM PDT

    •  abusing our soldiers' citizenship rights (none)
      This is worthy of a diary in and of itself.

      Immune system recovery! American body politic rallies to reject the NeoCon-tagion.

      by Civil Sibyl on Wed Sep 15, 2004 at 01:45:33 PM PDT

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    •  But (none)
      the states manage voting...this is incredibile, are you sure?  voting by fax and waiving right to privacy would be unConstitutional.
      •  Here you go (none)
        EDITORIAL DESK  | September 3, 2004, Friday

        Denying the Troops a Secret Ballot

        (NYT) Editorial words
        Late Edition - Final , Section A , Page 18 , Column 1

        DISPLAYING FIRST 50 OF WORDS - Members of the military will be allowed to vote this year by faxing or e-mailing their ballots -- after waiving their right to a secret ballot. Beyond this fundamentally undemocratic requirement, the Electronic Transmission Service, as it's known, has far too many problems to make it reliable, starting with the...

        Sorry, but the NYT charges (!!) for archive stories.  Here is another link:

        What is essential is invisible.

        by bebimbob on Wed Sep 15, 2004 at 08:38:52 PM PDT

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