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Convention held by the Democratic party every four years where the party's delegates elect their nominee for the presidency.

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What are super-delegates?

Superdelegates Superdelegates are non-elected voters who have the full power of delegates despite not being selected through primaries or caucuses. The Democratic National Committee is currently the only political party to appoint superdelegates or to have a weighted nomination system. The number of superdelegates appointed per state depends upon that state's population and Democratic voter registration, thereby giving more weight to states with stronger Democratic bases.

There are 796 super-delegates to the 2008 Democratic National Convention, comprising nearly one fifth of the total number of delegates.

About half of the super-delegates are current and former elected officials: all current Democratic Congressmen and Governors, and all former presidents, vice presidents, majority and minority leaders. The other half are members of the Democratic National Committee.

Super-delegacy as a feature of the nomination process has come under close scrutiny due to the very tight 2008 race.

2008 Democratic Presidential Nomination Race: Early in the process, most of the superdelegates were expected to support Hillary Clinton. There was a fear that Obama might win the majority of elected delegates, but Clinton would win a large enough majority of superdelegates to secure the nomination.

Barack Obama and his campaign officials suggested that this would lead to many of his supporters feeling disenfranchised, and that it would be wrong for the superdelegates to subvert the will of the voter should he win the majority of the popular vote. Clinton supporters countered that superdelegates were chosen as "super voters" by their own party, therefore more representative of the true will of the entire party.

Obama and Clinton lobbied the superdelegates aggressively. Most superdelegates have announced who they will support, but they are not committed irrevocably to one candidate until the Democratic National Convention in August.

If the Democratic primary race remained very close, the issue of superdelegation and the questions regarding the delegates from Michigan and Florida (see related question) may plunge the Democrats into a nightmare scenario: the supporters of the losing candidate may feel that the election was stolen from them, and thus might not support the winning candidate as actively as they otherwise would. This nightmare scenario however does not appear to be playing out, and as of May 11 Obama and Clinton are running even among superdelegates, with the AP reporting that Obama has taken the lead in superdelegates, and NBC reporting Clinton's superdelegate lead as down to 2.

The argument for: It is a representative means of completing a nomination via respected party leaders designed to balance the popular vote which can largely be unfamiliar with the realities of politics as well as uninformed on issues and actual candidate background and behavior.

The argument against: While the apportionment by region is representative, the selection of individuals isn't. It would be like letting George Bush select 435 super-voters, one from each Congressional district. Superdelegates allow the Democratic National Committee insiders to overrule the voters in a close election.

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Super delegate vs. Superdelegate vs. Super-delegate Because this is political jargon, the correct term might be super-delegate. However most news organizations including the AP, CNN, New York Times, and FoxNews have established "superdelegate" as the standard use of the term. The Democratic National Committee doesn't use the term at all, instead referring only to "Unpledged Delegates."

An Example: The following example was provided. A critique of it is presented below.

Imagine you live in a town where everyone decides to paint all the houses only one color. The town decides to have a vote to determine what color to use. If there are 10 people living in one house and only 3 living in another house, it would be unfair if everyones vote counted equally. It would be fair if every house had one vote. So the 10 vote for one person (a superdelegate or homeowner) to represent them, and likewise the 3 vote for one person to represent them. All these "one" persons, or super delegates gather to vote on what color to paint the houses, one vote per house. Easy enough. The fun part comes when the 6 out of the 10 in the one house want to paint the houses green, but the person they send decides to vote for orange. Now you and others in your area vote for a person to go make the "one" vote, maybe Obama, but that person may actually go vote for Clinton, or vice-versa. That person may be voted out of office when he returns, but the vote is already cast. Critique of Example: The above example may more accurately describe the electoral college, or the allocation of Pledged Delegates, then they describe superdelegates. Nobody votes for the superdelegates. They are appointed by the national committee. The Pledged Delegates (the not-so-super delegates) are the delegates whom the voters select.

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Superdelegates are members of the Democratic Party who are not bound to vote for and individual based on popular vote (ie they are not representing anyone, except themselves). This gives Bill Clinton the freedom, for example, as a living ex-President to vote for Hilary in the Democratic Primary as a delegate, rather than following who his local delegate has voted for.

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Super delegates are non-elected individuals who can support whatever candidate they wish and are used only by the Democratic Party during the presidential nomination. They are fiercely courted by the candidates since those votes can guarantee selection, regardless of the results of the popular vote.

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Super delegates are simply a carry over from the old House of Burgesses and the present Electoral College. The elite white males will continue to run this country and determine its fate. It is not democratic in the least and should be abolished along with the Electoral College. Popular vote should be the only type of vote countable.

The old guard rules and always will until the rest of us get off our hineys and have this elitism abolished from the democratic process.

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Can you consider someone a high-maintenanced uptight person if they have no patience for repetitiveness and don't want to listen to something negative that already has been spoken of?

High maintenence is when you constantly have to do things for this person to please them and it never works. When they don't get out of there own way to do things for themselves and wont do anything for anyone else. Depending on what type of repetiveness it is, I wouldn't want that either. Who wants to hear the same thing over and over again especially if its negative. That's not healthy either. It brings a person down and does nothing for the world.

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What is the definition of Types of Services and how important is it in an HCFA form?

I didn't find the exact definition but this site gives you a pretty good start http://www.cms.hhs.gov/data/betos/default.asp The HCFA is now CMS It appears VERY important. The different types of service on a 1500 help determine the rate in which the provider is reimbursed. It can be a in-patient hospital visit, clinic visit, out-patient services, etc... When billing on a 1500 claim form, this information is required or your claim will be denied...

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Pakistan
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What countries surround Pakistan?

Afghanistan and Iran on the west. India on the east. China on the far northeast.

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What is a justification for taxation in democracy?

Taxes are (supposed to be) used towards the public good, to provide services that no one besides government is going to provide because it simply is not profitable. A good example is roads. If the government did not use tax money to build roads, no one else would because there is no profit in it.

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Cleopatra

What are petting parties?

Petting parties took place in the 1920s during the flapper periods. they were mainly parties that let teens and young adults hug and kiss much like we do today. sometimes the hugging and kissing led to...other things, but mostly it was just "heavy petting."

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Elements and Compounds

The difference between the law of multiple proportions and the law of definite proportions?

The Law of definite proportions states that no matter how you make a chemical compound, it's got the same ratio of elements. An example: Whether you make water by combining hydrogen and oxygen or by decomposing hydrogen peroxide, the resulting water will still be 1 part by mass of hydrogen to eight parts by mass of oxygen. This seems obvious to us, but was pretty revolutionary back in Dalton's day. Back in the old days, chemical compounds frequently appeared to have different properties when made by different methods. We now know that this isn't because the compounds actually have different properties, but because when you use different methods to make chemical compounds and have low tech equipment, the different methods used cause different contaminants to be in the compound formed, making it appear as if it's a different compound with related, but different properties.

The law of multiple proportions refers to different chemical compounds that can be formed when two elements react with each other. For example, hydrogen and oxygen can react to form water (H2O) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). In the first compound, one gram of hydrogen combines with 8 grams of oxygen. In the second, one gram of hydrogen reacts with 16 grams of oxygen. If we look at the ratio of these to each other, 8/16 =2, which is a whole number. The law of multiple proportions says that whenever oxygen and hydrogen (or any two elements react to form more than one compound), the ratios of the elements to each other will be some whole number multiple of the ratios of the elements in the other compounds

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When was the last brokered convention?

For the Democrats, it was 1948; for the Republicans, 1952. In all subsequent elections, the candidate was selected on the first ballot.

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How many delegates are alloted to each state for the Democratic Convention Convention in 2008?

According to the Democratic National Convention website for 2008 the numbers are not set in stone because superdelegates are assigned to the state in which they legally reside as of the date of the convention and this can change over time. However, you can look at their website under "FAQ"s and find an interactive map that tells you the current count for each state.

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You like a guyHow do you make him like you?

Its impossible too make him all of a sudden like you. But theres ways too help him notice you ... 1. Look GORGEOUS dress too impress. flutter your eyelashes. get stuck in lol 2. TALK TO HIM you can't expect him to like you if he doesnt even know who you are, talk to him, make him notice you, don't just start a convosation about dating, ask to borow a pencil maybe. just something like that 3. the most important thing is to BE CONFIDENT how do you expect a guy to like you if YOU don't like you, be confident, but don't change for him, be yourself, trust me, i used to have the same problem i had no confidence so i found out what i liked and disliked and how i could change my bad points for the best. Try it !! Hope this helps x

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Who settle the disagreement over how to count slaves at the Constitutional Convention?

North-South Compromise! I'm 100% sure. actually its the three-foruths compromise and it said that 3 out of ever 4 slaves would be counted as one person for the population

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How can you make your own LCR game?

Take 3 cubes and put LCR on 3 sides and 1 dot on the other 3. Repeat this until finished with all 3 dice. cut chips out of a paper plate Its quite simple. An even easier way is to call the game CLR. LCR is a variation on Aces in my opinion. Assign 1 as C, 2 as L, 3 as R, 4 5 6 are dots.

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Prison Incarceration

What makes a person an alcoholic?

Carelessness lifelessness stupidity

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Lincoln Continental
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Did Lincoln make a continental like a ranchero?

no, they were customized by wealthy owners. I've been interested in doing one myself. i would like an old mark III body, a 1970-71 mark to customize it myself. i think it would be really cool. the blackwood and the mark lt are real pickups using a ford pickup body. frank t. (just a car nut)

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Barack Obama
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Who was the most liberal president?

The previous answer was completely incorrect and riddled with outright falsehoods. Fascism, as an ideology, is a religion of the state with government control of virtually everything--no, fascism is not a conservative ideology--at all. Where most liberals today tend to confuse this issue, is that fascism also tends to include intense nationalism, which they confuse with the great divide between patriotic conservatives and liberals, who believe that they are citizens of the world, and dismiss patriotic behavior as "jingoistic."

Most liberal: Obama

Teddy Roosevelt

FDR

Woodrow Wilson

LBJ

Carter

Neo-Liberal (athoritarian)

Clinton

With friends like neo-liberals who needs enemies!

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Why do you study consumer behavior?

to know how to do effective business with him SO that there would be a continuous of the business

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Cleopatra

What do you do for your 13th birthday party?

Well I'm thinking of renting our own cabin with my 5 closest best friends, or goin and getting our pictures toke & getting a bog ole party bus, toot toot!

Or a spa party great fun cheap and easy

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How do you make ourselves a pleasing personalty person?

THE FIRST STEP IS KNOW WHO YOU WANT TO PLEASE WITH, SECONDLY KNOW THE THINGS THAT ARE PLEASING TO THE PERSON YOU WANT TO PLEASE, THIRD ,JUST BE PLEASE OF WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD NATURALLY TO PLEASE YOURSELF AND THE PERSON YOU WANT TO PLEASE, FOURTH BE PLEASED TO ACCEPT THE REALITY THAT YOU CANNOT SATISFIED THE WHOLE CROWD, FIFTH IS THAT THE MOST INTERESTING PART OF A PLEASING PERSONALITY IS WHAT IS WITHIN YOURSELF/ OURSELVES THAT YOU CAN SHARE WITH.

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How do you make a glider like Aang's?

I'm sorry, but it's not possible to make a glider that flies like Aang's, but it's possible to make something kind of like it. # Get a long, thin piece of wood a bit taller than you. # Get 3 pieces of poster board. # Aline 2 pieces of the poster board together. # Cut it out the shape of one wing wile the 2 are together. That way you will have 2 wings the same shape. # Use the 3rd piece to make the bottom wing. Fold the piece in half and cut a half a triangle out. # Glue the first 2 wings together with a hot glue gun. # Glue the long piece of wood on the wings. # On the bottom, glue the 3rd wing on.

If you want to make it easier to hold, get 2 more tiny pieces of wood and cut it so it looks like a handle. Do the same thing with the other piece of wood, then use the hot glue gun to glue them on.

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Digimon

Can you make your own Digimon on the game?

if you have the game on your PC you can hack into it using the right software!

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Is Maureen Dowd and Matthew Dowd related?

I suggest that Matthew Dowd and Maureen Dowd are not related, at least as siblings.

Maureen was born in 1952, the youngest of five children. Matthew was born in 1961 in Detroit. They could be cousins or related in some other way. The only publicly known connection is that they were both raised Catholic.

I'd guess they aren't!

They are not related. Matt is the third of 11 children. As far as relationship is concerned everyone is related to some extent.

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Satin

Why did some one make Veterans and when?

Veterans made themselves when they unselfishly were willing to give there lives for us.

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Albania
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How can you make an albanian family like you?

There are some cultures where they prefer their teens or older children to date or marry into their own culture and if their children refuse then it's going to take some doing by the intruder into the family to win them over, but it can be done. To please. Be polite, genuine in trying to get to know them because if you aren't genuine they'll know it and ignore you. Get on the Internet and read up on the culture so you know how to treat the family. For instance, Chinese prefer fruit to flowers, while other cultures love flowers. The more you understand the culture the more you'll understand their ways and what you may think is the fact you aren't fitting in may not be the case at all. Although being polite NEVER be afraid to speak your mind if you feel you are being treated in a rude manner. Most cultures are high on manners and would be devastated should one of their own be out and out rude.

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What did King John do to make him so bad?

King John makes people think that he is bad because of Disney. The truth is that he wasn't that bad, yes he did lose the Avegein empire (the english empire in France) and yes he did tax people heavily. He let people kill priests he got excommunicated and others. But like all other people King John is a human being. He built libraries wherever he would go, he would travel around the country (something that many Kings wouldn't do) he increased the navy's power too. So it is all propaganda.

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What makes a person Jewish?

Jewish tradition states that a Jew is any person whose mother was Jewish (Talmud, Kidushin 68b), or any person who has gone through a proper conversion to Judaism (Talmud, Yevamot 47a).Link: About conversion
The word "Jew" (in Hebrew, "Yehudi") is derived from the name of Judah, the fourth son of Jacob and one of the Twelve Tribes of the Israelites.

The Jewish people are descendants of Abraham, whose Semitic ancestors lived in the Fertile Crescent and who lived most of his life in the Middle Eastern country of Israel (Canaan) 3800 years ago.


Hebrews, Israelites, Jews - the same people in successive eras:

  • Hebrews

Abraham is called a Hebrew (Genesis ch.14) because "Hebrews" (Ivrim) means descendants of Eber (Ever). Ever was a Western Semite and an ancestor of Abraham (Genesis ch.10-11), and the early Hebrews were Abraham's uncles and cousins for several generations back. They lived in the Fertile Crescent, in northern Mesopotamia, west of the Euphrates river. Abraham was born in the city of Ur (in Mesopotamia; now Iraq).In 1934-39, excavations were conducted at ancient Mari on the Euphrates River. They found that ancient towns were named after the ancestors (Genesis ch.11) of Abraham:
The "city of Nahor" was found near the city of Haran which exists to this day. Equally clear signs of early Hebrew residence appear in the names of other towns nearby: Serug (Assyrian Sarugi), Terah (Til Turakhi, "Mound of Terah"), and Peleg (Paliga, on the Euphrates near the mouth of the Habur). All these names are found in Genesis ch.11.

In Ur, Abraham first repudiated idolatry. He then sojourned in Harran (Syria) for several years, and then lived most of his life in Canaan (Israel). It was in Canaan that Abraham lived most of his life, made a covenant with God (Genesis ch.15), and raised a family to be the center of carrying on his traditions (Genesis 18:19).

  • Israelites
Abraham's chosen son was Isaac (Genesis ch.21). Isaac's son Jacob was blessed by God, who renamed him, calling him Israel (Genesis ch.35), which is why Jews are also called Israelites.


Abraham's family carried on his teachings voluntarily. Judaism as a binding, permanent entity, was set forth between God and the Israelite nation descended from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob at Mount Sinai in the time of Moses (Exodus ch.19, ch.24, and 34:27).All of the above places are in the ancient Fertile Crescent.

Link: Abraham's biography

  • Jews

Jacob had 12 sons, who fathered the 12 Israelite tribes. The Israelites worshiped One God.

One thousand years after Jacob, ten of the tribes were exiled by the Assyrians, to points unknown. The only complete tribes left were Judah and Benjamin; plus part of Levi. The few thousands who remained from the other tribes joined the Tribe of Judah; and modern Jews are mostly descendants of Judah (hence the word "Jew").

This tradition has been substantiated by DNA analysis of Jewish communities all over the world, showing them to be inter-related and of Middle Eastern origin. The Cohanim, a family of the tribe of Levi, also share common genetics.

We possess the names and dates of our ancestors and leaders in an unbroken chain for 3800 years.


In 2000, Nicholas Wade concluded that his DNA study "provided genetic witness that Jewish communities have, to a remarkable extent, retained their biological identity separate from their host populations, evidence of relatively little intermarriage or conversion into Judaism over the centuries. The results accord with Jewish history and tradition."

Abraham was a historical person, as recorded in the Book of Genesis; and his gravesite is known to this day, in the Machpelah at Hebron, Israel. He is revered by Jews, Christians, and Muslims, comprising over three billion people. The Jewish people have attested to his existence for 3800 years, and his name is mentioned by several ancient non-Jewish historians as far back as 2,300 years ago.

See also the other Related Links.

Link: What race were the Israelites?

Link: Jewish ancestry

Link: Archaeology

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