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The clock's ticking
http://mytinyspot.blogspot.com/2012/08/gop-election-theft-and-motivating.html#axzz24B18KfDuThe clock's ticking... more
For the millions of blind people living in the United States, paying for something in cash can pose major challenges because there is no difference between the size and shape of a $1 or $100 bill. To tackle this problem, many blind people set up systems to identify a bill’s value by folding the notes into different sizes and shapes, which then make them easily identifiable later.
A new application, the LookTel Money Reader, available for $2 on the Apple iOS platform, hopes to help solve this problem by taking advantage of the devices camera to “read money” and speak the value of the currency out loud.
According to the company’s Web site, LookTel recognizes all United States currency and can read $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 bills aloud.
LookTel, which is made by the software company Ipplex, says the app can recognize currency denominations in real-time. This means that users can simply wave their phone in the direction of the currency and it will speak the bill’s value as it falls into view of the camera. The application does not require an Internet connection.
The currency reading software will soon be available on other platforms, LookTel said.
Identifying United States currency has long been a problem for the visually impaired. Other countries print currency on different sizes and shapes specifically to help people with sight problems identify the different denominations through touch.
Last year, a federal appellate court ruled that under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Treasury Department must change the currency to make it more accessible to the visually impaired.
The iPhone’s software already offers a number of features to assist the visually impaired. Under the phone’s Settings menu, users can navigate to an Accessibility area, which enables them to enlarge the phone’s graphics and text. Apple also offers Voice Over, which speaks text aloud when the phone’s screen is touched.For the millions of blind people living in the United States, paying for something in... more
Recently Complete News Updates Today The Indiana Department of Workforce Development said having guards at its offices is nothing new, but armed guards are a step to improve safety. Indiana Unemployment:Unemployment benefits for indiana residents….Recently Complete News Updates Today The Indiana Department of Workforce Development... more
Indiana Unemployment State Moves Forward, With Long Way All of Indiana's 36 unemployment offices are stepping up security and adding armed guards.Indiana Unemployment:Unemployment benefits for indiana residentsIndiana Unemployment State Moves Forward, With Long Way All of Indiana's 36... more
Yad Vashem, Israel's memorial to the Holocaust, says it has identified the names of 4 million Jews who died at the hands of Nazi Germany. The names, kept in an online database, represent two-thirds of the 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust.
The "Shoah Victims' Names Recovery Project" of Yad Vashem seeks to "preserve the memory" of the Jews who died:
"The Jews are a people of memory. Our history is an integral part of us and we pass it from generation to generation. Each year we tell the story of Passover–the exodus from Egypt–and recall the revelation at Mount Sinai. In the Yizkor prayer recited on the Jewish holidays we remember the collective tragedies of our people as well as our own personal losses. Every year we commemorate the yahrzeits (anniversaries) of deceased relatives.
Millions of our brethren were murdered without a trace during the Shoah. It is incumbent upon us to remember them. If we do not take action, their legacies will be lost to us forever. Since 1955, Yad Vashem has been fulfilling its mandate to preserve the memory of Holocaust victims by collecting their names, the ultimate representation of a person’s identity, as it is written: "And to them will I give in my house and within my walls a memorial and a name (Yad Vashem), an everlasting name that shall not be cut off." (Isaiah 56 : 5)"
The project is ongoing and people with information on the names of Holocaust victims who have not been identified can share it with Yad Vashem via their website, http://www.yadvashem.org.Yad Vashem, Israel's memorial to the Holocaust, says it has identified the names... more
"People who fail to tell the authorities of a change of address or amend other key personal details within three months will face civil penalty fines of up to £1,000 a time when the national identity card scheme is up and running, according to draft Home Office regulations published yesterday."
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2008/nov/22/identity-cards-home-office"People who fail to tell the authorities of a change of address or amend other... more
Bar Watch is a program endorsed by bar owners and police and aims to reduce violent incidents at bars by documenting who enters the premises and who causes difficulties. But privacy advocates are unhappy with the concept.
Bar Watch is a program endorsed by bar owners and police and aims to reduce violent... more
Voter fraud was a buzz phrase for the Ohio GOP when it pushed voter identification requirements through the state Legislature in 2005. It's now a driving factor behind a flurry of GOP lawsuits leveled against Democratic Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner.Voter fraud was a buzz phrase for the Ohio GOP when it pushed voter identification... more
A controversial voter registration law that requires Floridians to have their identification match up with a state or federal database will be enforced.
State elections officials will resume enforcement of a controversial state law that requires Floridians to have their identification match up with a state or federal database in order to register to vote.
Secretary of State Kurt Browning sent notice to the state's 67 supervisors of elections on Friday that the 2006 law, which has been on hold for the last year pending court rulings, would take effect again Sept. 8.
The result is that voters whose identification doesn't match with state files on Election Day will be given a provisional ballot and two days to prove their identity for their ballot to count.
Voting rights activists, who had unsuccessfully challenged the constitutionality of the law, blasted the decision, saying it allows the state to rely on what they consider error-prone databases in the month before voter registration ends on Oct. 6.
``This 11th-hour decision is an ill-advised move to apply a policy the state has never enforced in its current form, at a time when registration activity is at its highest, said Alvaro Fernandez of the Southwest Voter Registration and Education Project, a plaintiff in the case along with the NAACP and the Haitian-American Grassroots Coalition.
Browning acknowledged that the court case prompted the state to make changes to its voter match process during the 2008 legislative session but he said the voting rights proponents are now being sore losers.
The law, passed by the Republican-led legislature in 2005, requires Floridians registering to vote to supply a drivers license number or the last four digits of their social security number. Proponents of the law say it was needed to prevent voter fraud.
Election officials try to match the would-be voter's information with state and federal databases. If there is no match, the applicant is asked to provide more information.
This year, the legislature changed the law, requiring county elections officials to scan all voter registration applications. Any that don't match will be quickly reviewed by the Bureau of Voter Registration. If there are no typographical errors or other obvious problems, counties will ask voters for more information.
Voters whose information doesn't match the databases may still show up to vote on Election Day, but they will be given a provisional ballot. Their vote will then be counted only if they verify their identity by showing a valid idenification card, a social security care or a Florida driver's license to election officials within two days of casting the vote.
Charles Lichtman, a Fort Lauderdale attorney who's heading the Democrats' Election Day statewide legal team, said attorneys will be available at polling stations to fight for voters whose names don't appear on the registration rolls.
''Florida voters don't want to show up at the polls and be told you can't vote a regular ballot or you can't vote because of a crazy technicality,'' he said.A controversial voter registration law that requires Floridians to have their... more
LAST NOVEMBER THE SAN FRANCISCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS VOTED TEN TO ONE TO CREATE IDENTIFICATION CARDS FOR CITY RESIDENTS REGARDLESS OF THEIR IMMIGRATION STATUS.
ACTIVISTS AND ADVOCATES FOR IMMIGRANTS RIGHTS SEE THE SF ID AS AN IMPORTANT ACHIVEMET.LAST NOVEMBER THE SAN FRANCISCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS VOTED TEN TO ONE TO CREATE... more
The FBI is embarking on a $1 billion (approx. £500,000,000) effort to build the world's largest computer database of peoples' physical characteristics, a project that would give the government unprecedented abilities to identify individuals in the United States and abroad. The FBI will also retain, upon request by employers, the fingerprints of employees who have undergone criminal background checks so the employers can be notified if employees have brushes with the law.
The FBI is embarking on a $1 billion (approx. £500,000,000) effort to build the... more
Not something brand new, but still fascinating all the same...
Not on radio as we know it, but on Radio-Frequency - It can store important information in a way that is both simple to save and access and can be easily concealed. It already looks like a great help to the Armed Forces, providing up to date information on medical history and treatments as well as personal details .Click the the picture to see how it works...Not something brand new, but still fascinating all the same... Not on radio as we... more
"The federal government's efforts to create a standardized, secure driver's license that would also serve as a national ID card have hit some significant stumbling blocks.
Chief among them: Eight states have voted in the past year not to participate in the program. Nine others are on the record opposing the proposal. In total, legislation opposing the plan has been introduced in 38 states."
Who thinks the concept of REAL ID is a bad one? Personally, depending on what information is stored on it and how such information can be used, I think it could be really useful. I remember people looking at my old Michigan driver's license and being like: what is this piece of crap, if u're going to make a fake ID make it look respectable at least. And it was the real thing!"The federal government's efforts to create a standardized, secure... more