Posts Tagged ‘Letters to the Editor’

Easy to Tamper with Electronic Votes?

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To the Editor: Are the voting machines being used by the city proprietary? Inherently, any and all proprietary voting systems eliminate the right to vote, which requires public scrutiny of the elections. That’s why Australia rejected proprietary voting systems, and requires Open Source voting systems, owned by no single entity. Australia felt the voters should [&hellip
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More Than Winning

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To the Editor: There was a vignette on last Saturday’s “This American Life” on NPR that dealt with exactly this issue (“Remember The Golden Rule,” Oct. 1). The commentator talked about the prevalence of contestants on reality TV shows that use the phrase, “I didn’t come here to make friends. I came here to win,” [&hellip
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LI and NYC Depend on Each Other

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To the Editor: The recent purchase of Dan’s Papers by Manhattan Media is great news for readers of both publications. In today’s global economy, boundaries at the city line between New York City and Long Island mean very little Each weekday, well over two hundred thousand Long Island residents travel to jobs in NYC—the economic [&hellip
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New Perspective

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Opinion and Column

As a longtime reader of Martinet’s Miss Mingle blog, I look forward to new columns by her (“SOS Etiquette,” Sept. 9), knowing that I’ll get a wise and humorous take on people or life in NYC. Her starting point is always something commonplace or even pedestrian, but Jeanne’s talent is seeing something broader and deeper [&hellip
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Part of the Problem

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To the Editor: Your support (“We Endorse,” Sept. 9) of two members of Congress who are well past their sell-by dates, and one of whom is clearly a crook, shows your paper’s inability to see past the tired, established mainstream media biases that have made your industry increasingly irrelevant. Of all the years to support [&hellip
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Tougher Enforcement

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To the Editor: This “law be damned” attitude by bikers (“Dismount Signs Ignored, Taken Down in Riverside Park,” Sept. 2) is the result of a long period of time when Park Dept. staff stood idly by (check Central Park, for example) while miscreant cyclists thumbed their noses at the rules. Result? Ambulances in our parks. [&hellip
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