Archive for November 25th, 2005

Technicians show vote sequence remains in the voting machines

November 25, 2005

Despite denials that this was possible by the CNE since the recall vote, technicians from the opposition showed

international observers from the OAS and the European Union that it is
indeed possible to know the sequence of votes from the voting machines
used in Venezuela. This had been repeatedly denied by the both the CNE
and Smartmatic the company that makes the machines. Given that
separately there is a fingerprint grabbing machine,the two together
would allow for the identification of the voter.

The OAS and EU have sent a letter to the CNE asking to insure that this
may not be done. Sure, but what happens to the “old” elections done
under this same security leak? I hope they send their findings to the
Carter Center, maybe they may learn something useful for the future.

A new Coat of Arms according to Tal Cual

November 25, 2005

Could not help but post this new version of Venezuela’s coat of arms
which accompanied today’s article by humorist Laureano Marquez in his
letter to Chavez’ daughter. You see, last Sunday in his Sunday program
Chavez said he was thinking of changing both the flag and the coat of
arms. The flag by adding an eighth star to symbolize Guyana (which
Venezuela claims half of) and the shield to change the horse, because
his daughter Rosines told him that the horse looked dull, so he wants a
more dynamic looking one, turning “left” (Chavez’ words)

In the article, Marquez first suggests a Golden Retreiver, but
later suggests why not a turtle, since Chavez had said she had a turtle
and in Marquez’ own words : “It would be emblematic of how slow we are
for everything”