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Islamic State militants have released footage claiming to show the beheading of British hostage David Haines.
The aid worker, 44, was captured by ISIS in Syria in March 2013.
The plight of the dad-of-two was revealed when he appeared at the end of a video showing the beheading of US journalist Steven Sotloff earlier this month.
ISIS had threatened to kill Mr Haines if world leaders do not bow to their demands.
Tonight, the extremists posted a new video lasting 2minutes and 30 seconds which appears to show the beheading of David Haines.
It begins with a news clip of David Cameron talking about Britain's policy towards "this appalling organisation".
This fades out before text appears which reads: "A message to the allies of America".
The video then shows a man, believed to be David Haines, on his knees in an orange jumpsuit with his hands handcuffed behind his back.
An Islamic militant - believed to be the infamous Jihadi John - stands behind him holding a knife.
The man believed to be David Haines speaks first, saying: "My name is David Cawthorne Haines. I would like to declare that I hold you David Cameron entirely responsible for my execution.
"You entered voluntarily into a coalition with the United States against the Islamic State just as your predecessor Tony Blair did following a trend amongst our British Prime Minsters who can't find the courage to say no to the Americans'
Counting votes behind closed doors, letting uncertified voters vote, stacking wards with majority party poll workers — questionable activities at Burlington, Vt., polling places reveal a need for greater scrutiny of elections, two citizen poll watchers say.
On Aug. 26, Wendy and Jim Robert spent the day at Burlington’s Ward 7 voter precinct to get a closer look at how elections work in the Queen City.
As voting rolled on, the Burlington residents became disturbed by what they saw — and in one case, what they weren’t allowed to see.
“Jim was told he had to leave at 7 p.m. and that no one could stay that was not an official poll worker. Everyone who was not a poll worker was escorted out of the building and the doors were then closed,” Wendy Robert told Vermont Watchdog.
When voting hours ended, Jim Robert asked to watch the counting of write-in and absentee ballots. But poll workers shuffled everyone out of the building, locked the doors and began counting ballots.
What happened behind closed doors is anyone’s guess.
The Roberts reported seeing other confusing poll activities. In numerous instances, people whose names were not on the voter rolls were allowed to sign a form and vote — on the spot, and without any evidence of having registered. Their names were then hand-written onto the checklist.
“People who should potentially not be allowed to vote, who were not on the voter rolls, were being allowed to vote. … Poll workers were saying, ‘It’s fine, it’s OK,’” Wendy Robert said.
Throughout the day, the Roberts observed propaganda in voting areas, improper counting of absentee ballots, unbalanced party representation and excessive socializing by election officials.
What rights do Americans, as individuals really have?
We have the Bill of Rights which grant us many things and many people seem to think we are limited to those rights and a few others which came afterwards. However AMENDMENT IX of the Bill of Rights says differently and have you ever even thought about the 9th Amendment?
The Ninth Amendment was James Madison’s attempt to ensure that the Bill of Rightswas not seen as granting to the people of the United States only the specific rights it addressed. In recent years, some have interpreted it as affirming the existence of such “unenumerated” rights outside those expressly protected by the Bill of Rights. http://www.law.cornell.edu/anncon/html/a...
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
Enumeration: a collection of items that is a complete, ordered listing of all of the items in that collection.
(1756) The act of numbering or counting over http://books.google.com/books?id=z3kKAAA...
Construe 1 to analyze the arrangement and connection of words in (a sentence or sentence part) 2 to understand or explain the sense or intention of usually in a particular way or with respect to a given set of circumstances
(1756) 1. To range words in there natural order. 2. To interpret; to explain http://books.google.com/books?id=bXsCAAA...
Disparage: to describe (someone or something) as unimportant, weak, bad, etc
(1756) 1. To match unequally, to injure by union with something inferior in excellence. 2. To injure by comparison with something of less value. 3. To treat with contempt; to mock; to flout. 4. To bring reproach upon; to be the cause of disgrace http://books.google.com/books?id=bXsCAAA...
So lets reword the amendment to fit the definition of certain words.
The "counting over" in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be "interpreted" to deny or "treat with contempt" others retained by the people.
Okay so at first glance one could say it was one talking about the rights within the Bill of Rights and others which are not mentioned and I would agree but is also uses the "Constitution" and "of certain rights" which would include the rights of Congress which are limitations and I would say they were not interpreted or treated with contempt, that all rights not granted were ours.
Authoritarians like to jump to the tenth amendment which grants all powers not delegated to the federal government are "to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people" but the states are also limited by the Bill of Rights and certain powers granted to the Fed. So do the 10th change anything in the states rights and powers? I say no but the 9th made it clear We the People have more, many more rights than those few which are mentioned. The Constitution without or with the 10th still restricts states from those listed in the Bill of Rights and granted states no additional powers.
So why to authoritarians skip over the ninth amendment and go straight to the tenth amendment?
Four Men in Two Cities Killed in Acts of Islamic Jihad; Media, Obama, and Holder Silent
Brendan Tevlin was a 19-year old from New Jersey who had just finished his freshman year at the University of Richmond. Like many kids his age, he played sports and video games. He also liked to surf. Brendan also played the bagpipes and was a Eucharistic minister at his church. But none of those things led to his tragic death. What led to Brendan’s death is that he was an American.
Ali Muhammad Brown, 29, was charged with the murder of 19-year old Brendan Tevlin on June 18th. Brown also confessed to killing two people, Ahmed Said and Dwone Anderson-Young, in Seattle on June 1. In addition, he was also charged with shooting another man, Leroy Henderson, in the Skyway area of Seattle in April. All of the men were killed with a 9 mm handgun.
There is consistency in Brown’s statement to police in both King County in Seattle, and Essex County, N.J. He told authorities that he was doing his small part as vengeance for U.S. actions in the Middle East.
Q13 FOX in Seattle reports that Brown described the killing of Tevlin to authorities in New Jersey as a ‘just kill’ which he defined as as a target that was an adult male, not a woman, child or elderly person. Brown stated, ““My mission is vengeance. For the lives, millions of lives are lost every day,” he reportedly said. “Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, all these places where innocent lives are being taken every single day … All these lives are taken every single day by America, by this government. So a life for a life.”
Todd Pettingill, radio host of The Todd Show in the Morning, on 95,5 in New York, discussed this jihad killings on his radio show. He said, “If there was ever a reason to riot in the streets in the name of humanity, it would be for this case. But, has that happened? No. And I’m not suggesting that it should. What did the friends of family of Brendan Tevlin do? They had a candlelight vigil. What I am suggesting should happen is that this should be talked about and written about and the American people should know. Why is Eric Holder not visiting the Tevlin family? Why is the President not going to mention Brendan Tevlin tonight? He was a young boy who was killed…for being an American.”
In addition to calling out Holder and Obama for their failure to give any attention to these jihad killings that were done on American soil, Pettingill also said, “It was in fact an act of jihad, perpetrated by a fellow American who sympathized more with those who want to annihilate us than with his own country and its people.”
But, with ISIS on a bloody killing spree in the Middle East in their quest to establish a caliphate and their threats to take their attacks onto American soil, the only Brown the media wants to talk is Michael Brown. The media and Congress want to put more emphasis on the domestic abuse case surrounding Ray Rice than acts of jihad in America with men being killed simply for being an American. And Barack Obama wants to deny the severity of ISIS and, in fact, refuse to even recognize that they are dangerous Islamic terrorists who kill innocent people. Perhaps Obama should pay attention to the news more often. He would learn that not only do people kill innocents in the name of Islam, but it is happening already right here in the United States.
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