Archive for November, 2015
The quote on the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal couldn’t have imagined a “culture” as depraved as the one now existing within our country. This from JCscuba:
ACTIVE DUTY SOLDIER’S Riveting Case Against Bringing Syrian Refugees To U.S. Goes Viral
This soldier’s story is shocking and heartbreaking, but serves as a serious warning about what we, as a nation are getting ourselves into if we bring hundreds of thousands of people to our country whose beliefs are diametrically opposed to ours.
These are also people who have no intention of assimilating in our country, as their actions are justified as part of their faith…
The medic is not named for obvious reasons.
I don’t typically go on rants or express my political beliefs, but I just have to get this off my mind.
As some of you know, I’m active duty Army. Aside from that, I am a medic.
I’ve spent 3 years of my life overseas in both Afghanistan and Iraq. I’ve seen some pretty atrocious sites caused by war, from both sides.
I’ve picked up blown up body parts of friends and I’ve saved the lives of guys who were trying to kill me and my guys right before I was keeping them from their 72 virgins or whatever they believe awaits them on the other side.
Here is an unbiased truthful view to the Syrian refugee situation.
My first deployment to Iraq, in 2006, my unit voluntarily ran a children’s burn clinic outside of the FOB.
It was a constant target for attacks. You would think that people wouldn’t shoot mortars or rockets at their own children, but you would be wrong.
We saw hundreds of children, from infants to 18 year olds.
The overwhelming majority of the kids we saw (90% or better) were clear cases of abuse.
These parents were literally dunking their kids in boiling water, or throwing hot chai at their kids faces… Yes, we’re talking about babies, toddlers, kids not even old enough to understand why their parents would do these things to them.
HUNDREDS of kids… We saw quite a few of these kids that were sexually abused, both girls and boys.
Their parents acted if nothing was wrong with this, even when confronted by our doctors.
This is the mentality of their society, not the viewpoint of a few individuals… these beliefs have been accepted to the vast majority of these people.
Many were educated, well dressed, well spoken men, but yet, they still raped their own children, and kept chai boys (if you don’t know what that means, google it.)
During that deployment, we also captured the 3rd largest EFP cache that had ever been captured.
More on JCscuba
Hearty thanks to JCscuba for this vital info.
To be filed under I bet everyone didn’t know this?
After reading you certainly will.
This page details information about the main categories of congressional primaries in the United State (open, closed, semi-closed, and others) and puts each state into one of these categories. We also include information regarding the type of presidential primary or caucus held in each state.
In addition to the map below, check out our interactive map at the bottom of this page.
Much of the rules listed here can be changed by an internal political party process.
Consequently, sometimes one political party will use one process while another political party uses a different process.
This sometimes makes it difficult to track changes.
This information is as up-to-date as possible as of July 2015.
However, states and parties regularly make changes to their primary or caucus rules.
If any of the information below has changed, please email us at info [at] fairvote.org and we will review our information and update it, if appropriate to do so.
Also note that the categories listed here are broad. States employ a variety of rules, so be sure to look at the “Remarks” column for your state.
In an open primary, voters of any affiliation may vote in the primaries of any party they choose. They cannot vote in more than one party’s primary, although that prohibition can be difficult to enforce in the event a party has a primary runoff election. In many open primary states voters do not indicate partisan affiliation when they register to vote.
One area of contention in open primaries is “crossover” voting. It most often involves voters affiliated with one political party voting in the primary of another political party to influence the other party’s nomination. For example, if a district routinely elects the Democratic nominee, Republican voters may attempt to swing the Democratic primary election toward a more conservative nominee. Occasionally, there also are concerns about sabotage, or “party crashing,” which involves partisans strategically voting for a weaker candidate in another party’s primary in the hope that the opposition party will nominate a candidate who is easier to defeat in the general election.
In a closed primary, only voters registered with a given party can vote in that party’s primary. States with closed primaries include party affiliation in voter registration so that the state has an official record of what party each voter is registered as.
Closed primaries preserve a party’s freedom of association by better ensuring that only bona fide members of the party influence who that party nominates, but critics claim that closed primaries can exacerbate the radicalization that often occurs at the primary stage, when candidates must cater to their party’s “base” rather than the political center.
In a few states, independent voters may register with a party on Election Day. However, they must remain registered with that party until they change their affiliation again. A handful of states even allow voters registered with one party to switch their registration at the polls to vote in another party’s primary. In these rare instances, a closed primary can more closely resemble open or semi-closed primaries than the closed primaries of other states. Such states are still considered “closed,” however, so be sure to refer to the “Remarks” column for your state to see if that is the case.
In a semi-closed primary, unaffiliated voters may choose which party primary to vote in, while voters registered with a party may only vote in that party’s primary. Representing a middle ground between the exclusion of independent voters in a closed primary and the free-for-all of open primaries, the semi-closed, primary eliminates concerns about voters registered in other parties from “raiding” another party’s nominating contest.
People who align with a given party may theoretically still vote in another party’s primary if they are registered as independent. The potential for such tactical party registration is also present in the strictest of closed primaries.
In addition to the above three broad categories, some states use one of the following methods to nominate candidates for Congress:
Under “Top Two,” political parties do not nominate candidates at all. Instead, all candidates, regardless of party affiliation, run on the same primary ballot. The top two vote-getters then face off in the general election, again regardless of party affiliation. This means that the general election always has exactly two candidates on the ballot, and those two candidates may be from different political parties or from the same political party.
Entire article below.
California and Washington use Top Two for state and congressional offices. Nebraska uses a Top Two system but without party labels on the ballot at all for the election of its nonpartisan state legislature.
Top Two should not be confused with “open primaries.” Open primaries retain partisan nomination while allowing any voter to participate in the nomination process for any party. By contrast, the top two system eliminates party primaries altogether, with the field winnowed regardless of candidates’ party affiliation.
The Louisiana System
The Louisiana system, sometimes called the “Cajun Primary,” eliminates the primary election altogether. Instead, all candidates, regardless of party affiliation, run on the same ballot in November. If a candidate receives more than half of the votes, that candidate is elected. If no candidate wins with a majority, the top two vote-getters face off in a December runoff election. Qualified absentee voters receive a ballot for the November election and a ranked ballot for the December runoff, so that they can vote as normal in the general election and then have their ranked ballot count for whichever runoff candidate they ranked highest in the runoff election.
This system mirrors a nonpartisan runoff election process used in many local elections, except with the use of party labels. Although Louisiana law refers to the election in November as the “primary” and the December runoff as the “general” election, the November election takes place on the federally mandated Election Day, and most candidates win office by receiving a majority vote in that election, so it is best understood as a general election, with the December election as a contingent runoff.
The Louisiana system is sometimes mistakenly equated with the Top Two system, but holding the first election in November and electing any candidate with more than 50% of the vote in that election makes it sufficiently distinct that it should not be understood as a mere variant of Top Two.
Alaska is now the only state that continues to use a blanket primary. Under a blanket primary, all candidates, regardless of party affiliation, run on the same primary ballot. Then, the single candidate with the most votes from each political party will be that party’s nominee in the general election. The Supreme Court ruled in 2000 that states cannot require political parties to participate in a blanket primary. In Alaska, all parties except the Republican Party voluntarily participate in the blanket primary. The Republican Party has its own primary ballot, which uses semi-closed primary rules.
List of states:
ADMITTING SYRIAN REFUGEES IS INSANE
Paris Attackers Likely ‘ISIL-Directed’ and Used Encryption, Senate Intel Chief Says
The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee said that the Paris attackers were likely “ISIL-directed” and used encryption to communicate.
Committee chairman Richard Burr, R-North Carolina, who was briefed on the attacks, said that U.S. investigators are not yet active in the investigation in Paris, but there’s a strong likelihood the attack was “ISIL-directed” rather than “ISIL-inspired.”
He also said the attackers “likely” used encryption to communicate between France, Belgium and Syria.
“It is likely that end-to-end encryption was used to communicate between those individuals in Belgium, in France, and in Syria,” he said.
Burr called the attack a “wakeup call” to the United States and other countries around the world.
“We need to begin the debate on what we do on encrypted networks because it makes us blind to the communications and actions of potential adversaries,” he said.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, said that the attacks indicate “this is a new day” in the fight against terrorism.
“It’s one thing to hit a building, a building is one thing. It’s another thing to hit a soft target, to walk into restraints where people are having a Friday night dinner, to kill everybody you can kill,” she said.
What he loves about Trump
Joe Dan at his usual best; Among other issues in this video, he brings up the precise reason why I am registered as Republican: Election laws change from state to state, and can be changed by politicians at a moments notice. If you’re an Independent, states that are closed primary won’t allow you to vote for the candidate of your choice, you must vote Independent.
Title taken directly from Breitbart.com, Re this video, the original before Y Tube (Google) censored it. This quote from Breitbart:
“UPDATE 13/11/15: After gaining a million and a half views in less than five days, the Open Gates video was taken down by YouTube following a copyright infringement. Although the rights company involved in the claim has been named in allegedly spurious claims in the past, there is no reason to suggest that is the case with this video. This article now links to a video mirror on Dutch website Dumpert.”
This slightly different version, directly from Y Tube Death of Nations channel; this is The reason we must stop the Regime and its egregious irresponsible attitude as regards immigration.
This same subject, well covered by PumaByDesign, contains several links, one to Breitbart.com, -a must read- check out the 2016 Presidential candidates attitude on the so called “refugees”.
I’m not the kind of guy who will be critical of anyone’s religious beliefs. As long as they are ‘religious.’ The great thing about being human is that God created us to have free-will. A conscious, the capacity to feel guilt, the gift of being able to choose our own destiny, if you will, are some of the characteristics that separate humans from beasts. The ability to live our lives in the pursuit of happiness is God given, and is also what separates America from every other nation on earth because the Declaration of Independence guaranteed it. I saw the following piece over at SOOPERMEXICAN and felt compelled to share it with all three of my readers. This piece is indicative of people who do not follow a religion. Yeah, they claim it is, yet their actions bewray their words. (bewray means to betray … I just think it sounds cooler!) Right now…
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