Several years ago I discovered a medal of honor recipient lived in my town. Being a member of my towns's history club (the youngest member) I went to his house (very respectfully), introduced myself as a marine and a current member of MARSOC on leave living in the same town. I explained I was also a member of our town's History Club and asked him if he would join us at one of our meetings and speak to our group about his experience in Vietnam, and receiving the Medal of Honor. He was happy to do it but he genuinely didn't know why we would want him to speak. He had 2 teenage children who were unaware he had received the medal of honor, he never told them, he just didn't think it was important.
He gave the best talk we ever had at one of our meetings, I was happy I was home for it. He and I became friends, he is a guest faculty member at West Point and is the person responsible for inviting me to West Point to take part in panel discussions regarding ethics in combat. In turn, I convinced him to tell his children of his Medal of Honor citation, I convinced him they had a right to know their father had received our nations highest honor.
Retired Colonel Jack Jacobs is one of the finest men I have ever met in my life and that he befriended me is one of the things I'm proudest of. I could call him and ask him about this video, send him an email with the link soliciting his opinion but I wont, I know what he would think, it would hurt him.
This is his citation if interested http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/3311/jacobs-jack-h.php
- For the Love of Pigs
St. Louis County is using only paper ballots - important. So is Jackson Co., MO. That's Kansas City, MO.
It's worth ***checking with your local Indivisible group (google Indivisible & your nearest city, I guess) or Dem. campaign organization to see what they can accomplish in your own county***. Now is the time to do it. You can't hack a paper ballot (of course then it goes through a reader but you always have a paper trail which is much harder to tamper with - very important). If a Facebook page is the only hit for Indivisible , I've found that most organizational Facebook pages can be accessed for reading by clicking on the "not at this time" in small print below the sign in or sign up business.
Before I knew we'd have paper ballots, I was thinking that Dems. should try to have volunteers at as many voting places as possible on election day with a placard or handbills advocating for the use of paper ballots. Maybe ***"Even Russia Can't Hack Paper"***. Any local Dem.campaign organization should think about implementing this. Call them. Of course many volunteers will be busy with "get out the vote" & dealing with voter suppression.
I've been worrying about election tampering since the mid-90's. I used to be a software developer. I don't know a thing about hacking, but writing code to alter the vote in the computer would be fairly simple, at least at a superficial level.
This website seems to have lots of info on ballots:
- Supporter in 2020
Here in Minnesota people will not vote in the primaries because to do so we have to sign a statement that we align ourselves with the beliefs of either the Republican or the Democratic Party. That signed statement is then considered public information and no one can tell us what will be done with it. So anyone who holds public office or is a civil servant will categorized as one or the other and they fear for their jobs and their safety. I’m sure that information will be sold to organizations that compile data on all of us.
- And got the T-shirt
Minnesota's declaration just seems to me to be worded a little oddly -- that you "align yourself with the beliefs" of the party. But it's nothing sinister, and whether you vote in a primary and which one is public information in any state in the nation, as far as I know. In Texas, my voting in a Dem primary is the equivalent, and they can draw the same conclusions about me as they could for you in Minnesota.
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- I dissent.
I just feel like it's all so hopeless, now.
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"I just feel like it's all so hopeless" I don't know how we proceed from here.
And it's not going to be just straightforward retaliation. Trump is inciting his followers to violence against his most prominent foes, e.g. Schiff. Trump can't fire Schiff or Nadler or Polosi, but he won't have any trouble finding people willing to take "retribution" on them.
From L.A. Magazine:
Still it’s no surprise that D.C. cops and other agencies are extra vigilant about the California congressman’s security. A convicted Arizona sex offender was recently indicted for allegedly threatening to kill Schiff, the lead manager in the impeachment trial, after watching Fox News. Schiff also told Los Angeles about death threats he’d been receiving in an interview last year.
Trump’s team has voiced its own vitriol. Just hours after the Senate acquitted Trump on Wednesday, White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham demanded in a statement, “Will there be no retribution?” On Thursday she followed up by hinting that Trump would be seeking “payback” against those who opposed him.
Chilling.At least 85 people died during the purge, although the final death toll may have been in the hundreds, with high estimates running from 700 to 1,000. More than a thousand perceived opponents were arrested. The purge strengthened and consolidated the support of the Wehrmacht for Hitler.