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It is Not Whether or Not to Audit Elections, But How, as Explained in an analysis from National Election Data Archive
How many ballots have to be counted to detect vote counting errors that are big enough to change the outcome of an election? With more and more contested elections since 2000, the question is not just academic. According to an analysis by M.I.T. mathematician Ronald Rivest, in an average US House race with a 1% margin between candidates and 440 precinct counts, a 2% audit may only have a 27% chance of uncovering vote count error, while a 20% audit may have a 97% chance of uncovering vote count error.

A Cheap Holiday in Other Peoples Misery (catching up with Mordechai Vanunu in Israel)
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Iraq War Meets Vietnam War at Book-Signing
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2007 SPORTSMITH Fitness Parts and Products Superstore Catalog Features Industry's Largest Selection

Tulsa, OK (PRWeb) January 2, 2007 -- The 2007 SPORTSMITH Fitness Parts and Products Superstore catalog features the industry's largest selection of parts, strength and personal training products with express same-day shipping, announced Brad Schupp, SPORTSMITH president.

The 156-page SPORTSMITH catalog and 24/7 online store provide fitness facilities with the premier selection of OEM and OEM-quality cardio equipment parts at savings of up to 30%. Cardio equipment manufacturers include Life Fitness, Precor, Star Trac, StairMaster, Schwinn, Cybex, Sports Art and True.

"The SPORTSMITH mission is to provide the best parts and products with the convenience of 24/7 online ordering and express same-day shipments," reported Schupp. "Our expanding inventory and buying power allows us to give SPORTSMITH customers the best pricing and overall value possible."

The SPORTSMITH catalog also offers a selection of locker room essential Sports Solution personal care, body wash, shampoos and conditioners. Gym cleaners include convenient SPORTSMITH equipment wipes and dispensers, ViraGuard disinfectant cleaners and antiseptic hand wipes.

SPORTSMITH indoor cycling products include parts for Schwinn, Star Trac Johnny G Spinner, V2 and V-Bike, Reebok Studio Cycle and RevMaster. Equipment mats, tools, lubricants, cleaners and accessories are also offered.

Innovative strength training products feature Cybex Classic and VR2 upholstered pads, cable attachment bars, hardware and accessories, Kettlebells, dumbbells, racks and international bars. A selection of the most popular personal training and core/balance products include Polar heart rate monitors, SportStep, the original Step, SPORTSMITH resistance bands and aquatic products, medicine and stability balls, yoga and exercise mats.

SPORTSMITH technical support, parts and electronics cover most major brands. All SPORTSMITH parts meet or exceed OEM specifications and include the full SPORTSMITH warranty.

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