I was talking to Ray Hyman over the weekend. Ray is one of the founders of the modern skeptic’s movement, along with James Randi and Richard Dawkins. Ray used to work as a psychic and palm reader. On a bet, he started giving people that were exactly the opposite of what traditional palmistry predicted. His success rate was just as good if not better. That’s what lead him to study psychology, and eventually become a skeptic.
The cases were dismissed, many by Trump appointed judges, because the lawyers brought NO evidence to court. According to the Washington Post, instead of alleging “widespread fraud or election-changing conspiracy” the lawsuits pushed by Trump’s team and allies focused on smaller complaints, which were largely dismissed by judges due to a lack of evidence. “The Republicans did not provide evidence to back up their assertions — just speculation, rumors or hearsay.”
I supported systems at the IRS center in Austin for years, and I got to know people that did the work both in and out of the computer world. When I was there in the early 80’s, they were still using Honeywell and Control Data systems from the middle 60’s, and we had to make all sorts of innovations to get IBM system 370 compatible peripherals to work with those museum pieces. For another government agency around 2002, we had to kludge together software to allow more modern networking stacks to run on DOS machines because their budget would not allow for upgrades to the OS for another 5 years.
Haven’t had to wait on hold forever when calling the IRS, I have no problem with this. Many people are cheating on their taxes and getting away with it due to a lack of IRS agents to examine and audit returns. I pay my taxes; I have no problem with cheaters being made to pay theirs.
Sorry. I thought it was obvious.
When I was growing up in the deep south during the 50’s and 60’s, Cronkite and all national news organizations were decried as biased. They depicted black people as victims and the glorious and superior white southerners as the oppressors, when clearly they were heroes trying to derail the Jewish conspiracy to mongrelize the white race.
Employees get a 10% discount if they die. Another great job benefit and part of their retirement plan.
Whereas stealing and hiding classified documents is no big deal, right?