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Fairfax: 17 voted twice in same election

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This is from Kansas Watchdog.org.

Here is the voter fraud Eric Holder says does not exist.

Holder: Voter fraud ‘does not really exist’

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Watchdog.org photo TRACKING VOTES ACROSS STATE LINES: Fairfax Election Board Secretary Brian Schoeneman has sent evidence of dual voting in Virginia and Maryland to state and federal prosecutors.

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau

FAIRFAX, Va. — Want a real-life example of voter fraud? Fairfax County election officials say they have 17 — and they’re providing names to local, state and federal authorities for prosecution.

The 17 voters reportedly cast ballots in both Fairfax County, Va., and the state of Maryland during the 2012 presidential election.

Officials from Fairfax and Montgomery County, Md., identified dual voters by matching first and last names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers.

Brian Schoeneman, secretary of the Fairfax County Electoral Board, said he sent letters and evidence to county Commonwealth Attorney Ray Morrogh, state Attorney General Mark Herring, U.S. Attorney Dana Boente and the Public Integrity Section of the Department of Justice requesting further investigation.

Names of the voters were not disclosed. But Watchdog.org learned that one of the multiple voters had been casting double ballots for the past decade.

The Virginia Voters Alliance and Election Integrity Maryland instigated the two-state investigation.

Reagan George, president of the nonpartisan VVA, said his group has been asked by residents in several more counties to assist in urging local election boards to investigate duplicate registrations.

George said the presence of dual voters demolishes the argument by political “progressives” that voter fraud doesn’t exist.

“Their next point will be that voter fraud is such a small percentage that such voter fraud should be ignored. What percentage of the overall vote is tolerable for progressives?” George asked.

“VVA believes we should have zero tolerance for voter fraud in our elections,” he said in a statement.

VVA has also been asked by several states on the eastern seaboard to conduct additional private crosscheck investigations, since their states do not participate in the free Interstate Crosscheck capability offered by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.

When asked if her group had been requested to assist in ferreting out additional dual voters in Maryland, Cathy Kelleher, president of the nonpartisan Election Integrity Maryland, responded, “Are you kidding?”

“We’re a blue state. No one except for a few political candidates is interested in doing that,” she told Watchdog.

Kelleher said EIM sent names of 164 alleged duplicate Virginia-Maryland statewide voters to Mary Wagner at the State Board of Elections.

“She passed them on to the State Prosecutor Emmett Davitt. We have not received any response to the inquiry,” Kelleher said.

In all, Watchdog has reported that as many as 43,896 people hold active voter registrations in both Virginia and Maryland.

Of that total, 50.9 percent were registered Democrats and 20.4 percent were Republicans in Maryland. The remainder belong to other parties or were independents.

Virginia doesn’t register voters by party, and Kelleher didn’t provide a breakdown of the 17 dual voters.

Schoeneman said the Fairfax board “takes its responsibility to ensure election integrity seriously. After our initial review of county voting records and a comparison to Maryland voting records, we determined that it was in the public interest to refer these individuals to law enforcement for investigation.”

He added, “It is important to note that the individuals named have not been accused of a crime and are of diverse ages, genders and political affiliations.”

Herring spokesman Michael Kelly told Watchdog late Monday: “This office takes all allegations seriously, even though incidents of voter fraud are statistically rare.”

“We will review any evidence and, if further investigation is warranted, will work within our statutory authority with local or federal partners,” he said.

The Welfare State’s 110 Million

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Originally posted on pundit from another planet:

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How long can a shrinking number of taxpayers support a growing number of beneficiaries? 

For NROMichael Tanner writes: One hundred ten million! That’s how many Americans now live in households that receive some form of means-tested welfare benefit from the federal government. According to a report from the Census Bureau released last week, that’s the highest absolute number inzombiehand American history, and it represents 35.4 percent of the American population.

[Check out Michael Tanner's book "Leviathan on the Right: How Big-Government Conservativism Brought Down the Republican Revolution"]

Think about it — more than one out of every three Americans live in households that are now on welfare. Looked at another way, America’s welfare state now has nearly three times the population of the largest actual state.

“According to calculations by Harvard’s Greg Mankiw, based on data from the Office of Management and Budget, roughly 60…

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Funeral Pastors Compare Michael Brown’s Death To Jesus Christ’s Crucifixion [VIDEO]

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This is from The Daily Caller.

You can not make this crazy sh** up.

Michael Brown had more in common with Lucifer than Jesus.

 

 

A crowd of family, friends, music stars, civil rights leaders and preachers gathered at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church on Monday for the memorial of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old robbery suspect who was fatally shot by local police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo.

Brown’s uncle, Pastor Charles Ewing, gave a passionate eulogy and made parallels of his nephew’s life and that of the life of Jesus Christ.

“Michael Brown was 18 years old.  He was shot around noon.  Our Lord and Savior hung on the cross — now compare our time frame 12 o’clock to the Jewish time frame which is at the sixth hour.  Michael Brown died on August the 9th.  Jesus hung on the cross between the sixth and the 9th hour.”

Pastor Ewing continued his Jesus comparison by tying the St. Louis area’s geography to biblical numbers.

“If you look at the demographics of St. Louis, Missouri, we are known for the Gateway to the West. Now Holy Spirit said ‘well, look at 12 gates of Israel.’ The East gate that Jesus is going to walk to is shaped like an arch. Look at Interstate 70 rides 2, 153 miles from Maryland to all the way to Utah. Jesus spent 70 hours. Israel went into captivity for 70 years.”

The pastor went on to compare Brown to the story of Cain and Abel:

“Abel are mentioned in this passage seven times. Abel is mentioned in this passage 14 times. Brother is mentioned in this passage seven times. The question that Cain asked God — because his sacrifice was not acceptable because God is required before we come to him that our sacrifice is accepted before him.

Cain asked God: ‘Am I my brother’s keeper?’  This is a question we should ask one another. God’s purpose for this to happen — even though we can’t fully understand. But at such a time as this, God is shaking his fist.”

 

Ewing says that, like Jesus had prophesied his own crucifixion, Michael Brown predicted his own death too. The pastor also compared police officer Darren Wilson to “Judas.”

“Michael Brown prophetically spoke of his demise. Not giving justification or legalizing this officer — it does not give him the right to take his life. Judas when he betrayed Jesus Christ — he yet have to suffer the consequences.”

Brown’s uncle closed his comments by comparing Brown’s situation to other mass shooting incidents.

“There is a cry being made from the ground not just for Michael Brown, but for the Trayvon Martins, for those children at Sandy Hook Elementary School, for the Columbine massacre, for the black-on-black crime — there is a cry being made from the ground and God is hearing the vengeance of his slain.

Because God has heard the cry of the blood coming from the ground. He has made a remedy in the person Jesus Christ. That’s why someone said there is a fountain filled with blood that flows… people of God, the nation, we must remind ourselves the question ‘am I my brother’s keeper?’”

Pastor Solomon Williams joined in on the religious comparisons to Brown by calling him a “martyred beloved son.”

“We know that all things work together for good to them that love God.   To them who are called according to his purpose.  We see and hear the shared and spilled blood of Michael screaming through others for justice and justice will prevail.  Justice shall prevail.”

“Our dearly beloved, bereaved family hold your head up high for your martyred beloved son.  The devil did it for harm but God will turn it around for good.”

 

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/08/25/funeral-pastors-compare-michael-browns-death-to-jesus-christs-crucifixion-video/#ixzz3BYzo7t6I

Mass Produced Security Robots Introduced in U.S.

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Source: The Daily Sheeple

While debate continues to rage about the threat of autonomous “killer robots,” the mechanized replacement of humans continues across the workforce. In fact, the robotics industry notched record sales in the first half of 2014 in North America, and there appears to be no indications of a slowdown.

Security robots have become a special area of interest for developers. Britain recently unveiled its first robot security guard. “Bob” is the outcropping of a worldwide initiative into robotic security set to appear atprisonscare facilitiesschools, or perhaps a neighborhood near you.

A U.S. robot called Vigilant MCP (Mobile Camera Platform) can be seen in the following video. The robot is being produced exclusively in the U.S. and is set to ramp up to mass production as orders demand. At $4 per hour fixed cost, it could significantly impact the 1.5 million humans that…

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Is it legal to shoot someone in the back?

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This is from Second Call Defense. 

Before reading this story I got a case of westernitist I was like Damn shooting someone in the back is so wrong.

Reading this story changes my mind about the possibility of  a back shot.

 

You’ve seen it a hundred times.

Two men walk to the center of a dusty street, guns slung low on their leg. They stand about 20 paces apart, staring each other down with a steely gaze. Their fingers twitch in anticipation. Then it happens.

The bad guy goes for his gun. He draws and fires with an evil smile on his face.

But wait! The good guy isn’t hurt. He’s faster on the draw and a better shot. The bad guy missed and he’s the one who’s shot. Slowly and dramatically, he falls to the ground.

The good guy, with a look of humility and remorse, holsters his gun, gets on his horse, and rides off into the sunset.

Watch this clip from Silverado. The only difference here is that the Sheriff is the bad guy.

Yes, you’ve seen this a hundred times. But only in the movies. In real life, it never happens this way. People don’t square off facing each other to shoot it out fair and square.

Actual shootings are fast, violent, and chaotic. A lot of shots miss. And when people do get shot, it could be anywhere on the body, including the back. In the movies, shooting someone in the back is a hanging offense because, we’re told, good guys never, ever shoot people in the back.

But in a life-or-death situation, shooting someone in the back is pretty common. Cops do it. And ordinary citizens do it too.

There are two questions here: Is it legal to shoot someone in the back? Is the location of a shot cause for legal concern?

The first question is easy to answer. Assuming you otherwise have a right to defend yourself or others, it really doesn’t matter where you shoot someone. The law doesn’t specify that you must only shoot center mass in the front like you do at the shooting range when you’re shredding paper targets.

The second question is more tricky. It’s not a legal question. It’s a matter of perception.

The assumption is that if you say you were defending yourself and the body on the floor has holes in the front, the facts appear to line up. People can visualize the attacker moving toward you, forcing you to shoot the bad guy in the chest.

But when the body on the floor has holes in the back, people get a different picture in their head. The assumption is that the person was moving away from you, maybe running away. How can someone be running away from you and still present a clear and present danger? Why would you shoot someone trying to run away?

Hollywood may be partly responsible for the misunderstanding. But ordinary people are already naive about the level of violence involved in a real-life attack. Very few people have ever been involved in a serious physical altercation where someone is trying to hurt them.

The only experience most people have are old-fashioned schoolyard fights where there’s a little boxing or wrestling before a teacher or parent breaks it up.

And it doesn’t help when the media writes about an old lady defending herself on the street with a hat pin or a self defense instructor advises you to put your car keys between your fingers, as if that’s all it takes to prevent someone from killing you.

Greg Ellifritz wrote an interesting article recently about how people get shot in the back. He’s writing this from a cop’s point of view, but the same facts apply for civilian self defense.

The bottom line is that real-life violence is dynamic. People move quickly and the events unfold so fast, it’s hard for the brain to keep up. So, for example, if you’re being attacked and draw your gun to shoot in self defense, there’s no guarantee where the bullets will end up. You might start to shoot when the attacker is coming toward you and end up shooting the bad guy in the back as he turns away before you can physically stop shooting.

The legal concern is about whether others understand this, including police, prosecutors, judges, witnesses, and even your lawyer.

If others don’t have proper education or experience about the dynamics of self defense, and unfortunately that is often the case, then you could face legal peril despite doing nothing wrong. Even if you’re not fully prosecuted, you could be put through an emotional, legal, and financial wringer trying to convince people that shooting someone in the back isn’t necessarily wrong.

Perhaps even more important, you should educate yourself about real-world violence. It’s not unusual for people who have legally and justifiably shot someone to feel so bad about it that they convince themselves that they did something wrong, which can lead you to say things to authorities that could get you in serious legal trouble.

Gun Safety Rules – The rest of the story

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This is from Jews For The Preservation Of Firearms Ownership.

 

 

Those who hate and fear guns, wanting to disarm everyone, seem to ignore the fact that most people who own and use guns are seriously committed to the basic safety rules outlined below. All of these, and more, are diligently taught in every sort of firearms training and reinforced through peer pressure in every situation where responsible gun owners meet.

Even though no clear statistics are available to point to, it would appear that the greatest number of “accidental” discharges of a gun occur at the hands of Police and a few others who violate these basic rules.  In both cases it is a matter of negligence, arrogance and stupidity, not lack of information. With something like 100 million gun owners, and possibly 400 million guns in circulation, the vanishingly small number of such “accidents” is further proof that gun owners in general do care very much about safety.

As with any set of rules, there is a body of rationale standing behind them, and it is very helpful to explore this, especially with people who are new to shooting. I present this section to every handgun and self defense class, and it spurs a great deal of deeper thinking and understanding of these rules.

1. Trigger control. We all know the rule: Keep your finger off the trigger (and straight along the frame) until you are on target and ready to shoot. This is obviously important, but there is more to it than often meets the eye. Your body operates a great deal on instinct and hard wired reflexes, especially when you are under stress. The three that relate to trigger control are:

  • Startle reflex. When you are startled, whatever you have in your hands at the time will be grasped more tightly. This, of course, involves flexing of the fingers. You can see, then, that if your finger is inside the trigger guard or actually on the trigger, the tendency will be to pull the trigger as the finger flexes!
  • Trip reflex The same physical reflex occurs if you are walking along and trip or miss your footing somehow. Your natural and logical reflex will be to grasp whatever you are holding tighter in order not to drop it. If you have your finger on the trigger, you will most likely pull it.
  • Grasp reflex This one is a bit different. If you are holding something in one hand and reach to grasp something else with the other, you are most apt to grasp with both hands! This may be overcome with extensive training, perhaps, but most people will not be able to avoid it under stress.

To demonstrate, pick up a squirt gun (or other simulator). Stand and face the “safe” wall, then place your finger in the trigger as you aim at the wall. Have someone tap you forcefully on the back or bump you unexpectedly. Notice the reaction in your hands. You MAY be able to overcome the tendency here and now because you are not under any stress, but it will require a serious act of will. Please believe me that you probably will not be able to do so if you are in an emergency situation. Again, pick up the simulator gun. Stand and face the table. Put your finger on the trigger. Now reach out with the other hand and pick up a pencil or turn a door knob. Notice the tendency to pull on the trigger. You can probably inhibit that reflex now, but under the stress of an attack, you will not even think about it. Imagine that you turn a doorknob and shoot someone standing on the other side!

Why is it so important to follow this rule all the time, even when you “know” that the gun is unloaded? Because it must become an inflexible habit – muscle memory – something you do not need to think about. In any case, the reflex is another good reason to keep your finger out of the trigger guard until you are ready to actually shoot.

2. Muzzle Control. Don’t point a gun at anything you are not willing to destroy. In other words, always point the gun in a safe direction.

But what exactly IS a safe direction? You can take for granted that most bullets will penetrate the average internal walls and floors of most homes. They will all go through glass and many other things. That’s what they were designed to do! Some projectiles do go farther, faster and will penetrate more, but for the purpose of discussing the safety rule, the difference is not really relevant.

So, what is a safe direction? You must consider what is around you, and what may be on the other side of walls, doors and windows even if your gun is unloaded and you do not intend to shoot. The reason for this is not that you fear shooting someone with an unloaded gun, but because you will be handling LOADED guns as well and the better you ingrain the habit of considering what is around and beyond you, the safer everyone will be. It must become a part of muscle memory.

It is not always going to be possible to know for certain there is a safe direction, but if you are always aware of it and keep thinking about it, you will reduce the chances of harming anyone if you should be so unlucky as to have a negligent discharge.

Remember, there is NO SUCH THING as an “accidental discharge” unless the gun malfunctions. You are always responsible for every single bullet that fires from your gun. Every bullet fired has to go somewhere. It WILL hit something. You are responsible for what it hits. If you have followed the rules, even a discharge from a malfunction would not harm anyone.

Here are some things to consider. Think of what might be hit in every direction.

  • Walls – What are they made of? How thick? What might be on the other side of them? Remember that ANY bullet will probably go through most common walls, regardless of caliber or distance within a home.
  • Ceiling or “up.” What is above you? If it is the roof, it “might” be a safe direction in that particular place, but it would not be everywhere. If you are outdoors, remember that anything that goes up must come down somewhere. You can’t really predict where it will come down or what might be under it when it does. You simply must think of this when you are handling the gun, as well as when you are shooting.
  • Floor or “down.” What is the floor made of? If it is concrete, a bullet might bounce/ricochet and hit you or someone, something else. If you are on a second floor, there might be people or other objects downstairs that would be harmed or damaged. Don’t shoot into water or at ice. It is almost impossible to predict where the bullet will go because it may well bounce instead of penetrate.

Is it really safe to point at a refrigerator or heavy furniture? The wood stove or gas range? They might stop a bullet, but they might be damaged to the point where they represented a danger of their own! This is important to consider because these objects might need to be used as cover in the event of an attack. You wouldn’t want to try using a propane tank as cover if you had another choice, I suspect.

Never point a gun at a human being or other living creature – unless you intend to shoot them. Know your target and what is beyond it. Even at the gun club, the only way to avoid shooting at someone or something unintentionally is to LOOK for yourself, verify your target, making an informed decision each time. And this applies to “plinking” as much as it does to serious competition.

Remember: Every bullet fired hits SOMETHING. Each one of them has YOUR NAME on it. The bottom line is to be aware, think about it, and understand the variables before you are under the stress of an attack.

3. All Guns are Loaded. Handle all guns as if LOADED at all times. The most common excuse after a negligent discharge, especially one where actual harm is done, is the very lame phrase, “I thought the gun was unloaded.”

Courtesy and safety protocol require that you never give or take possession of a gun that is loaded. You must unload it carefully, show that the action is open and empty, then hand the gun to another while maintaining both trigger and muzzle control.

When you accept a gun from someone else, or pick it up from a table, etc., examine even an open action and see for yourself that it is unloaded. Some folks go so far as to insert a finger into the action, just because. Do be careful if the gun has recently been fired, of course. They get HOT.

When you decide to clean or work on a gun, or practice dry fire, you need to verify that the gun is unloaded first – and EACH time you pick it up after that!! In dry fire, it is wise to recheck the action before each exercise even during a session.

When you are done cleaning, repairing or dry firing, it is important to mentally run thought some sort of change of gears, telling yourself carefully that this exercise is done and that the gun is going to be reloaded. Then reload and holster or put it away. Many negligent discharges happen before and after such activities because people are not CLEAR about what they are doing. If you have practiced good muzzle and trigger control at the same time, you will be far less likely to have a serious problem from any mistakes.

As always, your feedback is most welcome.

Macon man describes firing shots after robbery

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This from 13 Eye Witness News WMAZ.

I am not sure how smart it was to grab your gun and chase down the armed robber.

Then shoot at the robbers on the street and just intend to shoot the windows out.

If I was shooting at an armed robber my intent would have been to put him down.

The robbers are a Son and Daughter of Obama.

Devinche Javon Albritton photo credit http://www.homefacts.com

Maryann Davis photo credit http://www.13wmaz.com

 

 

The man who fired several shots at a pair of robbers Thursday said it all started when he went to buy a game for his son.

Tim Jackson was in the GameStop in the Eisenhower Crossing Shopping Center on Thursday during an armed robbery. He tells us he went in to GameStop to buy a $6 Star Wars video game for his son.

What happened next, he said, was something he’s only seen in the movies.

The suspects Javon Britton and Maryann Davis have been arrested and are in custody until their hearing in superior court.

Jackson says the man, Britton, walked in, “as cool as a cucumber,” saying he was waiting to check out.

Then Jackson heard, “Get on the ground or I’m going to start shooting.”

He was then robbed of $40 and says he hit the deck, keeping his face down on the ground.

Jackson says all he could think of were his wife and kids at home, saying his life flashed before his eyes.

He tells us the robber was only a few feet away, and he could make out that the robber was holding an assault rifle.

Jackson says he bought a gun several years ago to protect his family when his wife got pregnant. He says he’s had a carry permit for over six years.

When the suspect started to walk out of the store, Jackson said, one thing went through his mind, “I don’t want him to do this to anyone else.”

Jackson followed him out of the store, and got to his own car where he kept his gun. He says he got his gun and started looking for Britton.

Jackson says he met eyes with the suspect, and says Britton appeared to reach for his gun.

Jackson says that’s when he fired his first shot.

He tells us he wasn’t aiming for the suspect, but rather trying to hit the windows in case the car got away. He says he thought it might be an easier find for the police.

Throughout the entire robbery Jackson says Britton was extremely calm. This made him think this robbery wasn’t his first time.

Jackson tells us, “I‘m down on my luck lately, but you don’t see me out robbing anyone.”

He says the police still have his gun as evidence — but he had another gun on him Friday.

 

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