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Video: Vote Flipping on Machine in West Virginia

As mentioned one week ago, several early voters in areas of West Virginia reported that their touch screen voting machines were flipping votes. Here's a video showing how an uncalibrated machine, like the one used in W VA, is sending votes in all directions. I'm not predicting doom and gloom, but there is obviously the potential for some major…
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Undecided?

In this Atlantic piece, David Sedaris wonders how anyone in the U.S. could possibly still be undecided: To put…

Strongsville, Ohio

Video shot outside of a McCain-Palin rally yesterday in Strongsville, Ohio, about 20 miles (32 km) southwest of…

Collage mirage.

Here's another reason why you need to keep old magazines. British artist Jonathan Yeo created this collage…

$400 down

Another souvenir from my holiday visit to the U.S. This is on Lake Shore Boulevard on Cleveland's east side, a…

… a good start

It's pretty amazing what a PiranCafe endorsement can bring, isn't it? True, the Iowa Caucuses may mean little in…

It begins today…

... in Iowa, the moment the world's been waiting for -- the process that will finally relegate the George W.…

The importance of maps

I'm a huge lover of maps. I have hundreds: cities, countries, continents, bodies of water, planets. Apparently I'm…

bad news…

George Bush will be visiting Slovenia in March... bad news, originally uploaded by pirano.

Lest we forget.

Lest we forget indeed. Today marks the fourth anniversary of a profound day in recent U.S. political history, one…