Archive for October 23rd, 2005

The amazing Gonzalez family from Zulia State and other electoral registry curiosities

October 23, 2005

There is a family from Zulia State, last name Gonzalez, that
should be the subject of studies by Statisticians and the like for
their ability to give birth on the same day. You see, according to the
Electoral Registry, 2002 Gonzalez’ were born
on the same day and year March 15th. 1974. Even more amazing, 1887 of
them haver registered in the same state of Zulia under Chavez’ flash ID
campaign by the Government before the recall vote in 2004, instead of
doing it when they should have. But these guys are really, really good.
On top of that 409 are registered to vote TWICE. Isn’t that wonderful?

In
the Electoral Registry, as handed over by the CNE to the politocal
parties, 2.8 million people have no address, which is against the law,
this is the first thing you have to provide in order to know where you
vote. 476,800 have new ID cards and thirteen thousand or so are
registered to vote simultaneously in two different electoral centers.

And
then, of course, there is the mystery of the new Minister of
Information and Communications Yuri Pimentel. He is too old for his cedula (ID) number:

DATOS DEL REGISTRO ELECTORAL PERMANENTE (REP)
Cédula: V-21759900
Nombre: PIMENTEL MOURA YURI ALEXANDRE
Centro: LICEO MANUEL PALACIOS FAJARDO
Dirección: ZONA CENTRAL AL LADO CENTRAL MADEIRENSE
Estado: DTTO. CAPITAL
Municipio: MP. LIBERTADOR
Parroquia: PQ. 23 DE ENERO

Moreover, Yuri did
not vote in the recall referendum last year. It is not necessary for a
person to be born in Venezuela to be a Minister, but did Yuri become
Venezuelan last year? Where is he from? Why hasn’t the Government
explained this? Go figure for a Government that claims to defend
sovereignty in every nook and cranny (but doesn’t!) !

Handbook for Bloggers and Cyberdissidents

October 23, 2005

Reporters without borders has published a Handbook for Bloggers and Cybersdissidents. I am trying to translate it into Spanish, but it is slow going, in the meantime you will have to do with the English version.

Thnaks Roger for the head up!

Norwegian TV gets it!

October 23, 2005

Well, somebody in Norwegian TV seems to get it accoridng to this video

Thanks Stig, my Norwegian is rusty!

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