Military Deaths you don’t hear about
This was sent to me by a fellow veteran with whom I served in Berlin. Most telling is the second part – how deaths of servicemen have been suppressed since Obama.- Tom Vail
Our President, the Golfer in Chief, has made the Rules of Engagement so difficult that our troops are often killed before they can even get permission to fight. Nothing has been done to stop our troops from being murdered by the Afghanis they are training, either. Now, the President wants the US to sign on to the UN”s International Criminal Court (ICC), which would allow the UN’s ICC to arrest and try US troops for War Crimes, without the legal protections guaranteed under US Law, and from which there is no appeal.
This President, with Democratic control of the Senate, has nearly all the power. If the Non-Establishment Republicans, and Conservatives, can take back the Senate in 2014, our troops can once again be protected from unnecessary danger. Please consider this, and send it on to your mailing lists.
Interestingly enough, when GWB was president you heard about military deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan almost daily. Since Obama has been in the White House, the mainstream media has beenstrangely quiet. More than 1,000 American soldiers have lost their lives in Afghanistan in the last 27 months. This is more than the combined total of the nine years before. Thirty have died in August. During the last month, over 50 additional NATO and US servicemen have been murdered, inside jobs by those who are hired to be a force for good in Afghanistan.
This commander in chief is AWOL. Not a peep, although he ordered the White House flag flown at half-staff for the Sikhs that were killed. There is a deep disgust, a fury, growing in the ranks of the military against the indifferent incompetence of this president. It has taken on a dangerous tone. No one knows what to do about him, but the anger runs deep as the deaths continue with no strategic end in sight to the idiocy of this war.
Obama has had 4 years to end this futile insanity, during which time he has vacationed, golfed,campaigned, fund raised, and generally ignored the plight of our men and women in uniform. But, there is now a movement afoot in the armed services to launch a massive get out the vote drive against this president.
Not just current active duty types, but the National Guard, Reserves, the retired, and all other prior service members. This is no small special interest group, but many millions of veterans who can have an enormous impact on the outcome of the November election if they all respond.
The one million military retirees in Florida alone could mean an overwhelming victory in that state if they all show up at the polls. It might not keep another one hundred U.S. troops from dying between now and November, but a turn out to vote by the military against this heart breaking lack of leadership can make a powerful statement that hastens a change to the indifference of this shallow little man who just lets our soldiers die.
A movement has been started by many who serve in our armed forces to get out the vote in 2014. They are organizing themselves, but this can be done by all of us. The 2014 United States elections will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.
During this midterm election year, all 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives, and 33 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate will be contested in this election.
PLEASE GET OUT AND VOTE!!!!
Washington Free Beacon: The Hillary Letters – Correspondences Hillary Clinton and Saul Alinsky reveal new details about her relationship with the controversial Chicago activist and shed light on her early ideological development.
Hillary shares allegiance to "Rules for Radicals" author, Saul Alinsky. Helps you understand the worldview these two worship.
Hillary Clinton confidants were allegedly part of operation to “separate” damaging documents before they were turned over to team investigating the attacks.
Her own department admits.. they cleaned the files on Benghazi before handing over to investigators. She is a serial liar … since her first job out of college- she was fired for her unethical conduct in that one. It’s well documented. And the list continues! Travelgate. Her miraculous futures trades that made her outrageous profits (well, turns out the trades were manipulated… go figure).
And now, a few of her staff just can’t stomach the continued effort to lie and cover up her many flaws.. character flaws.
Oregon Senate Democrats adopt Stalin’s approach to ballot security.. to insure the “correct outcomes”.
by J. Dysinger
This week ballot and election security was center stage at the Oregon Legislature. They crafted and passed HB2199A after a long and heated battle between citizens and the Secretary of State.
Most civilized societies destroy unused ballots at the close of the election when all marked ballots have been turned in and the count begins. This removes the opportunity for mischief and insures public trust in the process. Sunshine laws are intended to allow the pubic to see the process of counting ballots to witness the process and instill confidence in our election process.
In 2008 election observers at Multnomah County questioned the Elections Director about how and where would the unused blank ballots be destroyed at 8PM on Election night, as set forth in ORS 254.483. The Elections Director said they keep the unused ballots throughout the election process. In 2010 blank ballots were found in abundance on the loading dock of the elections office, just spilling out of the boxes during a recount of one of the races. Documents were obtained from the shredding company who actually were sent away after being told by the County Clerk to not destroy the ballots at their regular scheduled time, because a recount of one of the races. Apparently they wanted to keep the blank ballots throughout the recount too. This was a great cause of citizen’s concern. Citizens asked Mresearch to look at the security of Multnomah County Elections. The report showed that electronic security was lacking in the office. The combination of a vulnerable tally machine, along with extra blank ballots means that the paper results could be substituted to match the electronic count if a recall was done.
This vulnerability was the catalyst to ask officials to secure our elections by observing the statue to destroy those unused ballots. Over the last 5 years, complaints were lodged with the Multnomah County Commissioners, then the County Auditor, which did not respond to the satisfaction of citizens.
The debate went on through 5 different bills in the State Legislature and finally a Court Case . Judge Youlee Yim You said in her judgment that the Secretary of State could decide how to conduct the election when there was a conflict within the law and that the Legislature should solve the conflict.
This last week the democratic controlled Senate passed HB2199A which removed the requirement to destroy the ballots on election night, and also removed the requirement to even count the unused ballots. It removed any meaningfully observation the election process. The security camera will be restricted to view only by Election officials. Security breeches are not reported to the public. The new law removed many accounting and ballot disposition functions.
Election officials saying that they need extra ballots to duplicate soiled ballots that are rejected by the ballot scanner machine. Senator Ted Ferrioli stated on the Senate Floor during the debate: There are a number of options for dealing with damaged ballots. The least desirable of which is to keep tens of thousands of unused ballots in the same buildings as ballots are being counted. Why does the Senate feel a need to make election fraud much easier to accomplish? The Senate Minority HB2199B brought a second option for the Senators to consider that required a tally of all the various types of ballots in the control of the county clerks. The minority option failed.
HB2199A was passed along party lines Senate Democrat votes- Ayes: Bates, Beyer, Burdick, Devlin, Dingelder, Edwards, Hass, Johnson, Monnes-Anderson, Monroe, Prozanski, Roblan, Rosenbaum, Shields, Steiner-Haysard, President Courtney.
Republicans voted for against it – Nays: Baertschiger, Boquist, Close, Ferrioli, George, Girod, Hansell, Knopp, Kruse, Olsen, Starr, Thomsen, Whitsett, Winters.
The electronic security of our elections could be compromised . It is vulnerable! We will not know if and when this happens. The Oregon Election machine is well oiled, complete with tens of thousands of unused ballots on hand to correct any ‘mistakes’ that may occur during the elections process. Is this any way to run a government?
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Election underway. Ballots due Tuesday, May 15, 2012.
A new term has entered the political lexicon of Clackamas County: Portland creep.
Those two words, intended to denote density, crime, congestion and tax-happy bureaucracy, appear on two can’t-miss billboards along Interstate 205 near Gladstone. The conservative Oregon Transformation Project’s political action committee paid for the billboards to support a slate of candidates who, if elected, would take majority control of Clackamas County government.
The new phrase also sums up what’s at stake in this year’s race for three seats on the five-member Clackamas County Board of Commissioners: Should the county be a cooperative partner in regional efforts or become more politically independent and fiscally conservative?
Board seats are nonpartisan, though many decisions fall along party lines. Currently, four of the five seats are held by Democrats, causing friction with the county’s burgeoning conservative movement.
This election is in many ways a referendum on whether the county is on the right path. If the Oregon Transformation Project’s slate wins, Clackamas County could reverse course and end support of regional planning and transportation efforts.
All three candidates supported by the Oregon Transformation Project – John Ludlow, Jim Knapp and Tootie Smith – vow to fight the Portland-Milwaukie light rail extension, for example, even though Clackamas County signed contracts approving the project years ago and construction is under way.
The county’s largely conservative, grass-roots movement already chalked up two significant reversals of county policy over the past year.
In May voters resoundingly approved a referendum that reversed the commissioner-approved $5 annual vehicle registration fee intended to help build a new Sellwood Bridge. In November, voters overwhelmingly supported requiring countywide approval for new urban renewal districts in unincorporated parts of the county, a move that effectively kills urban renewal.
Voters face another important decision on the Sept. 18 ballot, where they will decide whether to require countywide voter approval before officials can spend money to finance, design, construct or operate any rail lines in the county.
And in recent months, whispers started circulating among discontented conservatives about withdrawing from Metro and TriMet.
But voters have eight other candidates to choose from, including several who support light rail and pledge a more friendly attitude to regional partnerships in line with current positions. Jim Bernard, the one incumbent not involved in the May election, is the former mayor of Milwaukie and a long-time supporter of light rail.
Paul Savas, a current commissioner running for chairman, would remain on the board even if he fails in his bid to move up, creating the possibility of a reversal from a 4-1 majority favoring Democrats to a 4-1 majority favoring Republicans.
It all makes for the county’s most important and competitive commission races in years, with consequences sure to extend beyond the county lines.