Dead people voting has been a hallmark of the Democrats for decades.
Documented and "undocumented" (illegal aliens) people voting? That's vote fraud, and it's not the only area of concern in this race.
Note, those people flagged can still vote, they just have to show up in person to have their ID checked. No one's vote is being suppressed. But the real news here is that 53,000 voter applications do not match their official records. Sure, it might be a very small, even trivial discrepancy. But it might be a lot more than that. In fact, it might be paying for votes -- literally. Read the whole thing.
Not especially, no. Sure, you could point to a feudal society and say it exhibits concentration of wealth and power in a handful of people, but there are clear counterexamples, and in particular, fuedalism (combined with relative peace and stability) allowed the emergence of wealthy merchants and craftsmen (along with many less wealthy but certainly prosperous). While governmental power was certainly concentrated in fewer people than modern systems of government, compared to other contemporary forms feudalism actually spread power more broadly -- by necessity and design.
What's the actual definition of feudalism?
Now that's a definition that will actually distinguish feudalism from monarchy, free markets, socialism, communism, and so on.
Feudalism was characterized by local control -- sort of a precursor to our federal system in the US. Local lords provided military protection to their tenants, and those tenants paid taxes in return. Each lord owed military service to their lord and was owed such service by their vassals. Each lord was expected to handle their own problems if possible, and kick it up the chain to the next higher level if they could not. For the feudal lords and their vassals, wealth was certainly concentrated, but the system allowed for the gradual expansion of a middle class and eventually the wealthy merchants obtained economic power similar to that of the nobility, and many nobles were in turn brought into low economic straits once merely owning land was not sufficient to turn a profit.
On a local level, your lord under fuedalism could be good or bad, lenient or strict. Things could be really bad or really good economically; it was all up to the local guy.
Monarchy (and in particular, absolute monarchy) are characterized by as much central control as possible given communications technology and travel time. Rather than being distributed across a network of small local lords, power (and thus to some extent wealth) was centralized in the king and handed out to his court.
In communism, the central government "party" owns everything -- supposedly on behalf of the people, but not really. In practice, power and wealth were concentrated in the leaders of the Party, and those who challenged that power even in economic ways were generally killed outright. That's a very tight concentration of power.
In socialism, the government claims to own nothing, but regulates and taxes everything.
This sort of thing is far from uncommon. Republican signs on college campuses get vandalized regularly. Free speech and association are under definite threat these days. And yet Republicans (so far) keep winning elections. The discrepency is the result of a massive media propaganda campaign designed to keep ordinary people -- Republicans -- ashamed and in the closet politically. Search engines and social media are working other angles. This blog is my way of fighting that.
So I'm digging around looking for some info on a marvel character in a Netflix show, and I run into an article talking about other marvel characters. One of them is Captain Marvel. Her movie is set in the 90s, and the author says that makes it the first of the Marvel movies chronologically.
I get that not everyone keeps up with this stuff.
But if it is your job to keep up with it, and write articles on the web supposedly informing other peoplle about it from a ppsition of authority, it would help to get it right.
The OTHER Marvel origin movie about a Captain, specifically Captain America, is set in World War Two.
If you are paying attention, World War Two ended in 1945. That's before 1990.
I remain convinced that Trump will have to declassify this stuff himself to get the full truth out there. The FBI and DOJ are trying to lift the curtain an inch at a time, hoping the public gets bored and/or elects Democrats before the full ugliness is revealed.
Trump possibly has his own reasons for playing footsie with Rosenstein, but the IG report on the Clinton email investigation was sufficiently watered down that I don't see how the IG report on the FISA abuse can possibly be trusted. The only way to enforce sunlight on the FBI and DOJ is to insist -- at the Presidential level -- that the full story will be declassified in the end, any attempt at a cover-up exposed, and ultimately, prosecuted.
Facebook takes down "Right Wing News" which had 3M followers
By "disinformation", Facebook means information they disagree with.
As I recall, Dr Blasey testified that she didn't know who was paying her lawyers. Who else would be paying them? Whose interests were they actually looking after? I'm pretty sure it wasn't their clients', because perjury to the Senate is a serious matter.
At this point, I'd be happy if Clinton retired from public life as a result of this scandal, but it seems she has no intention of doing that unless she is actually prosecuted. And possibly not even then.
Man who attacked Republican baseball team wanted healthcare
There are two stories here: that the attack was explicitly political, with the attacker yelling about healthcare, and the media refused to report on the attacker's political motivation. Even today, they can barely remember there was an attack; that's how strong the memory hole is.
When you evaluate a candidate, you have to look at how they actually voted, not how they claim they will vote. It is the natural instinct of the politician to tell the person they are talking to at any given moment exactly what they want to hear.
Who else paid Perkins Coie? A small organization now known as Organizing For America. You may know it better by its prior name, Obama For America. That's what it was called when he was President... you know, the person who is in charge of the FBI and the CIA that were doing the spying on Trump and possibly other Republican candidates?
Even with Trump in charge, the ATF are not our friends, and under Obama, they probably were talking rather freely about what they could do to screw gun owners. The fact that they tried to ignore a FOIA request from Judicial Watch suggests there's something ugly in the responsive documents.
Without the threat of immediate declassification hanging over his head, Rosenstein is feeling his Wheaties. If he went before Congress and testified honestly, it would be a disaster for him and fuel continued leaks to the press about what he said -- leaks that would be very personally damaging. And if he went before Congress and testified falsely, he would face criminal liability. Rosenstein feels like he's worked something out with Trump that will let him thumb his nose at Congress temporarily. Probably only temporarily, because his position still sucks. But long enough, perhaps, to get past the midterms.