A Pentatonix Christmas is out now.
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A Pentatonix Christmas is out now.
A Pentatonix Christmas is available at Amazon.
Wyoming is verifying eligibility to vote in elections. Those who became citizens should easily be able to provide proof of citizenship – naturalization papers.
The Wyoming Secretary of State’s Office alerted county clerks to require an undetermined number of people to provide proof of citizenship before allowing them to vote, stirring anger from some who say it has deterred people from casting ballots.
State Election Director Kai Schon said some noncitizens can apply for driver’s licenses and that information did not make it into the voter registration system until recently, making it necessary to ask some people to show they are qualified to vote.
“Prior to this year, there was no means of validating whether or not individuals registering to vote with a Wyoming driver’s license were citizens or not,” Schon wrote in a letter to a critic Tuesday.
The state alerted the Teton County Clerk’s Office to check 59 people early this year. The office has notified them to provide citizenship confirmation before they can vote in next month’s general election.
Schon did not say how many voters statewide were told to verify their status.
Isabel Zumel, an advocate for Teton County’s Latino community, has written to Secretary of State Ed Murray saying the move prevented some voting in the August primary election. She told Murray she knows of three people who received notice requiring them to provide proof of citizenship.
“One of the people got very upset,” Zumel said. “I think it just made her so upset that she decided not to go forward and show the proof.”
The effort did not target a specific ethnicity, Teton County Clerk Sherry Daigle said, but she has received some angry calls from people who had received citizenship and had to go register to vote.
“It wasn’t singling any specific people out at all,” she said. “It wasn’t malicious in any means.”
The state used driver’s license information from the state Department of Transportation to identify people who were originally registered as non-residents, temporary aliens or resident aliens, Schon said Wednesday.
The election director said some of the people on the lists may have subsequently become naturalized citizens. He said the state undertook the project to satisfy concerns of county clerks around the state that no non-citizens be allowed to vote, although he said he’s not aware that any has. CasperStarTribune
Norwegian Minister of Migration and Integration Sylvi Listhaug said, “I think those who come to Norway need to adapt to our society. Here we eat pork, drink alcohol and show our face. You must abide by the values, laws and regulations that are in Norway when you come here.”
Sylvi Listhaug is a member of the the Progress Party in Norway, it is a conservative party, part of a center-right coalition that was formed in 2013.
Norwegian Muslims have called on the country’s integration minister to step down after she said that immigrants should adapt to a culture of pork, alcohol and no face-veils.
Sylvi Listhaug, a minister appointed by the anti-immigrant Progress Party, caused outrage on Monday when she made an incendiary post on the eve of an national integration conference.
“I think those who come to Norway need to adapt to our society. Here we eat pork, drink alcohol and show our face. You must abide by the values, laws and regulations that are in Norway when you come here,” she wrote in a post that was ‘liked’ by 20,000 people. TheLocalNo
Last March Sylvi Listhaug stated, “Many of those who have carried out terror attacks in Europe are born and raised in France and Belgium. It shows how important it is to succeed with integration and that is again connected to how many come to Norway. Therefore a tight immigration policy is important.”
“We have foreign fighters who have left Norway and [we have] radical environments. We should not stick our heads in the sand and say that everything is good here. But fortunately we are a long way from the conditions we see in some other countries, for example Sweden,” she said. TheLocalNo
Since 1985 Snoopy has served as an ambassador for MetLife, enhancing the warm, approachable quality that is important to the MetLife brand. MetLife
Metlife will spin off most of its U.S. life insurance business next year.
MetLife earlier this month announced that a large portion of its U.S. life insurance business would be spun off under the name Brighthouse Financial to existing shareholders. The new company will have $240 billion of total assets and approximately 2.6 million insurance policies and annuity contracts, based on financials as of June 30, 2016, the company said. USAToday
Snoopy pink-slipped by Metlife for being too white? A white heterosexual beagle.
The global chief marketing officer for MetLife, Esther Lee, announced the change on Thursday, saying that Snoopy was adopted as a symbol in 1985 to make the company seem “more friendly and approachable during a time when insurance companies were seen as cold and distant.”
“We have great respect for these iconic characters,” Ms. Lee said in the announcement. “However, as we focus on our future, it’s important that we associate our brand directly with the work we do and the partnership we have with our customers.”
The broader MetLife palette was expanded to include a range of vibrant secondary colors, reflecting “the diverse lives of its customers,” a company statement said. NYTimes
Metlife’s new marketing campaign.
The centerpiece of the campaign is a pair of video clips presenting people, in onthestreet interviews, describing who they “live for.” Many of them hold up smartphone screens or snapshots to put faces on phrases like “my mom,” “our son,” “my family” and “my grandkids.”
The people who appear in the clips are from a variety of races, ethnicities and sexual orientations, forming what a New York City mayor once described as a gorgeous mosaic. The vignettes include a young Hispanic man who talks about his boyfriend, an interracial couple, men who could be single parents and a lesbian couple. NYTimes
Sweden now seems to be insane.
Jihadis with Swedish passports who return from fighting with Islamic State in the Middle East will be offered taxpayer-funded driving lessons, housing, and even debt cancellation.
Several municipalities in Sweden are making plans for how they plan to “re-integrate” returning jihadis as Iraqi and Kurdish soldiers launch an offensive on Islamic State’s terrorist stronghold, Mosul.
The conclusion of authorities in the medieval city of Lund, which has dealt with returning fighters before, is that defectors from the Salafist supremacist terror group should be handled in the same way as those who leave the organised crime scene.
Practical support in such a situation entails the state first evaluating the needs of returning jihadis, before helping them with housing, employment, and day-to-day welfare as it rules necessary. BreitBart
Mosby wanted mob justice, which she did not get. She now has the insane idea to take away from defendants their right to choose a bench trial with a judge or with a jury.
Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby on Thursday proposed a slate of reforms for how police officers accused of misconduct can be investigated and prosecuted, citing her failure to convict a single officer in the Freddie Gray case as her motivation.
She said “equality must be a felt reality” in Baltimore, and that her five proposed reforms — including giving investigators in her office police powers and prosecutors the right to reject a criminal defendant’s request for a bench trial — would go a long way toward leveling the playing field between average citizens and police officers accused of similar offenses.
Mosby said she had challenged a “longstanding protective norm” in charging the six Baltimore officers in the arrest and death of Gray, and ended up learning “hard, valuable and challenging lessons” about the need for institutional change. LawOfficer
Church’s need to toss out shallow messages and focus on sound Bible study and doctrine, critical thinking, Apologetics, and a biblical worldview.
One thing is certain: Americans love the Bible. A recent report from The American Bible Society and Barna Group finds that two-thirds of the nation believe the Bible contains “everything a person needs to know in order to live a meaningful life.”
And a vast majority of folks in this country still consider themselves Christians. But just how deep does their Christianity run?
Not very, according to the results of a survey released late last month by LifeWay Research. The survey, commissioned by Ligonier Ministries, asked 3,000 participants a set of 47 questions about foundational Christian beliefs.
Many of the answers revealed a mishmash of heresy and confusion about Christianity’s most basic doctrines.
Seventy percent of Americans agree there’s only one true God–one in essence, three in person: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Yet almost the same number believe God accepts the worship of all other religions, even those that deny the Trinity or worship other deities.
Sixty-one percent correctly say Jesus is both human and divine, but half think that He’s also “the first and greatest being created by God,” rather than existing eternally, as Scripture and the ancient creeds of the faith teach.
More bizarre contradictions emerged: Over sixty percent of Americans say that God, Who cannot err, is the Author of the Bible. Yet fewer than half are willing to affirm that the Bible God wrote is “one hundred percent accurate in all it teaches.” Full article at PNW
What is heard from most of Clinton’s team on the Wikileaks emails is, Russians!, and ‘don’t recognize’.
Or persecuted. Huh?
Interim Democratic National Committee chair Donna Brazile accused Megyn Kelly of “persecution” Wednesday evening when the Fox News anchor asked Brazile about an email, published by WikiLeaks, that indicated Brazile provided Hillary Clinton‘s campaign with a question in advance of a CNN town hall.
“As a Christian woman, I understand persecution, but I will not sit here and be persecuted because your information is totally false,” Brazile said during an interview conducted shortly after the third presidential debate. WashingtonExaminer
Well this exposes and ends that lie and all those other lies too.
Cryptographic signatures demonstrate that Democratic National Committee Chairman Donna Brazile is wrong when she suggests the WikiLeaks emails were altered and that she did not send an email tipping off Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to debate questions.
Many email systems use a verification system called DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) that shows whether an email has been changed. It uses a key stored on the email server that sent the email, so it can’t be forged.
HillaryClinton.com uses Gmail to handle its mail and uses DKIM. DailyCaller
A powerful demonstration against the Clintons by the Haitian community.
The NYC Haitian Community (& allies) held a press conference (of sorts) to “denounce Schneiderman`s double standard in deciding to persecute theTrump Foundation for fraud while ignoring the lack of audits and billions `missing` from the Clinton Foundation.” They demand the Clinton’s return BILLIONS stolen from Haiti.
Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 3:00 to 4:00pm outside New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman‘s NYC Office (at 120 Broadway)
“Schneiderman is clearly abusing the authority of his office to tilt the scales in favor of Hillary Clinton in the upcoming US presidential elections.”
This announcement came from KOMOKODA (the Committee to Mobilize Against Dictatorship in Haiti)
“Our community has been protesting, for 2 years now, in front of the Clinton Foundation, Hillary`s offices in Manhattan and Brooklyn, as well as Bill Clinton`s Harlem office; to let the world know of the crimes this family has committed in our country. They used `poor` Haiti as a conduit to launder funds into their foundation accounts.”
“The Clintons gave lucrative no bid contracts for Haiti earthquake cleanup, reconstruction and housing to cronies who in turn gave them high-priced speeches and `donated` to their foundation.
They imposed Michel `Sweet Micky` Martelly, a degenerate crackhead as President of our country to ensure that the Haitian Government wouldn’t call them out on their crimes.”
“The complicity of mainstream and even some so-called progressive media in this charade is disgusting. We demand that the different branches of US federal and local governments stop this blatant cover up of the crimes of Hillary Clinton and the Clinton family.” TheSilentMajorityNoMore
Scientists may now have an answer to the mystery behind the Bermuda Triangle.
It’s thought that hexagonal clouds over the 1.3 million sq km (500,000 square miles) of ocean between Bermuda, Florida and Puerto Rico, could be creating huge 106kph (170mph) wind “air bombs” and these deadly blasts of air can tear down trees, topple over ships and bring planes crashing down.
Researchers analyzed imagery from a NASA satellite and found the hexagon-shaped clouds 240km off the coast of Florida and over the Bahamas.
Speaking to the Science Channel, Dr Steve Miller, a satellite meteorologist from Colorado State University said traditionally, cloud shapes don’t have straight edges.
“You don’t typically see straight edges with clouds,” Miller explained. “Most of the time clouds are random in their distribution.”
With the hexagon shapes differing in sizes between 32 and 88km in width, their location in the western part of the Bermuda triangle could explain why so many aircrafts and ships have gone missing.
Scientists examined similar cloud shapes from the North Sea off the coast of the UK and found sea level winds of up to 160kph, which are powerful enough to create waves more than 45ft (14 meters) high. RT
They are protesting low wages – ” the dining-hall workers make an average of almost $22 per hour”
And an increase in health-care premiums, the increases are a result of the Obama Affordable Care Act.
As a 2015 article in the National Interest pointed out, “the Harvard faculty is chock-a-block with ObamaCare’s biggest boosters. The new plan was approved by Harvard’s provost, the economist Alan M. Garber, who had signed on to a 2009 open letter assuring the president that a tax on high-end insurance plans “offers the most promising approach to reducing private-sector health-care costs while also giving a much needed raise to the tens of millions of Americans who receive insurance through their employers.”
The Harvard faculty screamed bloody murder last year when the administration tried to raise their health-insurance premiums. Obviously, their dining-hall workers are less able to absorb these increases.
The social-justice warriors of Harvard are on the march again, this time in solidarity with the university’s dining-hall workers.
Students and faculty have spent the past few days protesting low wages and an increase in health-care premiums for the people serving their grilled cheese, french fries and occasional lobster dinners.
On Oct. 5, about 750 workers went on strike. It was Harvard’s first such revolt in 33 years, and strikes are becoming more common at colleges across the country. In Pennsylvania, thousands of faculty went on strike at 14 colleges and universities on Wednesday alone.
Harvard was fortunately prepared, having stocked up on frozen food for students in the days leading up to the walkout. But who knows when their TV dinners will run out. Two weeks later, things seem to have reached an impasse. Harvard has closed six of its 14 dining halls, staffing its remaining ones with temporary workers and giving students money to spend at local pizza joints. NYPost
Conflict of Interest?
The political organization of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, an influential Democrat with longstanding ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton, gave nearly $500,000 to the election campaign of the wife of an official at the Federal Bureau of Investigation who later helped oversee the investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s email use.
Campaign finance records show Mr. McAuliffe’s political-action committee donated $467,500 to the 2015 state Senate campaign of Dr. Jill McCabe, who is married to Andrew McCabe, now the deputy director of the FBI.
The Virginia Democratic Party, over which Mr. McAuliffe exerts considerable control, donated an additional $207,788 worth of support to Dr. McCabe’s campaign in the form of mailers, according to the records. That adds up to slightly more than $675,000 to her candidacy from entities either directly under Mr. McAuliffe’s control or strongly influenced by him. The figure represents more than a third of all the campaign funds Dr. McCabe raised in the effort.
Mr. McAuliffe and other state party leaders recruited Dr. McCabe to run, according to party officials. She lost the election to incumbent Republican Dick Black. WSJ
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is also under federal investigation for campaign contributions from a Chinese businessman.