From: Crispin Cowan (crispin@private)
Date: Wed Jul 30 2003 - 21:45:42 PDT

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    Robert Johnston wrote:
    >I just got off the phone with Bruce Starr.  It looks like there is little chance
    >in getting this through the house since the speaker is dead set against it.
    >Neither of us can get a straight answer as to why from with the Speaker's office
    >or the Majority office.
    It is plainly obvious why various politicians are against this bill: 
    monied lobyists paid them to be against it. Read the testimony that 
    happened when the bill went to a public hearing, and you see software 
    industry players arguing against it, and various community-oriented and 
    technical people arguing for it.
    Welcome to New American Democracy: one dollar, one vote.
    Crispin Cowan, Ph.D. 
    Chief Scientist, Immunix

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