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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Chris Chaffee For U.S. Senate

Last night I had the pleasure of sharing a meal with one of my oldest friends in my lifetime, Chris Chaffee. We met for the first time in elementary school 45 years ago and have been friends ever since. 

Chris is a conservative who has his own home building company. He's experienced the ups and downs of a very tough industry and wants to help Marylander's bring back manufacturing and jobs. 

Get to know this guy because he's not a politician, he's a realist who will fight for what We The People of Maryland want and need. 

Breaking News: President Trump plans an executive order to stop separating families at the border by detaining them together. It may face a legal challenge.

President Trump is preparing to issue an executive order as soon as Wednesday that ends the separation of families at the border by indefinitely detaining parents and children together, flouting a court settlement that prohibits that move, according to a person familiar with the White House plans.

Wicomico County and City of Salisbury Reach Tax Billing Agreement

Salisbury, MD... County Executive Bob Culver is pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached between Wicomico County and the City of Salisbury for the County to provide the billing for the City's 2019 property taxes. The agreement includes compensation to Wicomico County.

We are pleased that this issue has been settled.

WCSO Press Release - June 19, 2018

Incident: Domestic Assault
Date of Incident: 06-16-18
Location: 35000 Block of Mt Hermon Rd, Pittsville
Suspect: Wildermuth, Cathleen L, 48 of Boomer, NC
Narrative: On 6-16-18, Deputies were dispatched to the 25000 Block of Mt Hermon Rd for a domestic assault. Deputies arrived at the scene and found Cathleen L Wildermuth arguing with the victim while they were inside of a vehicle. The investigation revealed that Wildermuth assaulted the victim, leaving minor injuries. Wildermuth was arrested and transported to Central Booking where she was held on $10000 bail.
Charges: 2nd degree Assault

Incident: Vehicle Pursuit, Attempted Murder
Date of Incident: 06-16-18
Location: 31000 Block of Mt Hermon Rd
Suspect: Schoffstall, Connie L. 38 of Parsonsburg
Narrative: On 6-16-18 at 0715 AM, Deputies were dispatched to a residence on Mt Hermon Rd for a hit and Run accident. The victim reported that he parked his vehicle along Mt Hermon Rd, and it was struck by a suspect driving a green Dodge Van. While the Deputy was speaking to the victim, the suspect van drove by. The suspect attempted to conceal her face with her hand as she drove by the Deputy and victim.
The Deputy got into his cruiser and attempted to stop the suspect. The suspect refused to stop, and continued driving. The suspect, later identified as Connie Schoffstall, pulled over a few blocks away. As the Deputy approached the car on foot, she fled and led Deputies on a high speed chase.
When the suspect drove to Lincoln Ave at Edgar St, a Deputy deployed “Stop Sticks” to flatten the suspect’s tires and end the chase. Schoffstall attempted to hit the Deputy with her car. The Deputy had to dive out of the way and he received minor injuries. The “Stop Sticks” were successful in deflating three tires.
Schoffstall continued to drive away, and eventually struck a Sheriff’s Office cruiser, damaging it. Schoffstall then attempted to flee on foot. She was apprehended and taken to Central Booking where she was held without bond pending a bond review.
Charges: Attempted Murder, 1st Degree Assault, Injuring a Law Enforcement Officer, Fail to remain at the scene of an accident and other traffic charges.

The IG Report: 'They're Guilty, but It's Okay'

The IG report is really Comey 2.0. Comey spent a long time describing how Hillary had broken the law but then concluded that it was okay. Similarly, the IG report lists example after example of political bias but declares that it had no impact on the Hillary email whitewash.

The IG report on the Clinton email investigation is proof positive that the entire DC justice establishment is corrupt; that they view themselves as rulers, not public servants.

First we were told that Comey was a straight shooter whom we could trust. Then we were told the same about Mueller, Rosenstein, and now the IG. Yet in every case we’ve discovered that they are biased political actors who put the interests of the Deep State and the Democratic Party ahead of their sworn duty to uphold the law. It’s time for all conservatives to acknowledge that there are few if any honest people at the top levels of the FBI or the DoJ.

Not surprisingly, highly biased people will resort to big lies to protect their power and the big-government ideology they embrace.

The big lie in the Comey report was that, because Hillary supposedly had no intent to mishandle classified data, there was no crime. Yet a Navy seaman who demonstrated no intent to mishandle classified data was sent to prison. Further, the law says that intent is not a requirement.

The big lie in the IG report is that if people who are provably biased make decisions that go against normal investigative procedures in ways that uniformly conform to their biases, there is no reason to believe that their decisions were impacted by their biases.


"World's Biggest Public Toilet" Starbucks Tumbles After Slashing Guidance, 150 Store Closures

It is perhaps poetic justice that not long after Starbucks became one of the world's biggest virtue signalers, when the company decided it would become the world's biggest public toilet in the aftermath of the Philadelphia incident in which two black men were arrested for doing nothing, the company released its most disappointing guidance in years, in which it not only announced it would shutter 150 underperforming stores, and slashed Q3 global comp store sales guidance from +3% to barely positive, ot +1%, but it also admitted that the growth phase is now over, "as the company now expects to return approximately $25 billion in cash to shareholders in the form of share buybacks and dividends through FY20" a $10 billion increase from the cash return target announced on November 2, 2017, and confirmation that NFLX can't even come up $10bn in growth initiatives.

As part of the guidance, Starbucks whose executive chairman Howard Schultz announced two weeks ago he is leaving the company at the end of the month, announced three strategic priorities "to regain revenue and earnings momentum":
Accelerating growth in the U.S. and China, the company’s targeted long-term growth markets;
Expanding and leveraging the global reach of the brand through the Global Coffee Alliance; and
Sharpening the focus on increasing shareholder returns.

Slamming his own performance, Kevin Johnson, Starbucks president and ceo said that "while certain demand headwinds are transitory, and some of our cost increases are appropriate investments for the future, our recent performance does not reflect the potential of our exceptional brand and is not acceptable."

This was followed by more token corporate speek:

“We must move faster to address the more rapidly changing preferences and needs of our customers. Over the past year we have taken several actions to streamline the company, positioning us to increase our innovation agility as an organization and enhance focus on our core value drivers which serve as the foundation to re-accelerate growth and create long-term shareholder value.”


US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council

WASHINGTON — Ambassador Nikki Haley says the United States is withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council, calling it “an organization that is not worthy of its name.”

Haley is President Donald Trump’s envoy to the United Nations. She says a year ago she made clear the US would stay in the council only if “essential reforms were achieved.” She says it’s clear those calls for change were not heeded.

Haley is decrying the membership of countries like China, Cuba and Venezuela that are themselves accused of rights violations. She says the council also has a “chronic bias against Israel.”

But Haley says that if the council does reform, the United States “would be happy to rejoin.”


Why The "Abject Silence" From The Left About Child Migrant Detentions Under Obama?

Unless you've completely avoided media for the past two or three days, you’re no doubt aware by now that the controversy over the Trump administration’s decision to separate migrant children from their detained parents after they’ve been caught illegally crossing the border has exploded since ProPublica published a recording of children who’d been captured by ICE crying out for their parents, and the agency allowed a handful of reporters on a supervised visit of the facility where many of the children are housed.

However, the liberals who have been responded with a non-stop barrage of social media attacks on the President and those who voted for him, have apparently forgot that the US has been housing migrant minors for years - and that a sizable increase in the minor population held in US facilities occurred under Nobel Peace Prize winner President Obama. To drive this point home, Breitbart reporter Brandon Darby reminded us of this fact by tweeting photos from his 2014 visit to one such migrant detention center (as most should recognize, Obama was president at the time).


Obama Prosecuted Nearly Half A Million Illegals

The Obama administration prosecuted approximately half a million adults for illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border between Fiscal year 2010 and Fiscal year 2016, Department of Homeland Security data provided to the Daily Caller reveals.

The prosecutions include both illegal immigrant violators of Title 8 of the U.S. Code 1325 and 1326 used to penalize first time and multiple offenders respectively. The DHS data further shows that the Obama administration referred on average 1 out of 5 adults apprehended at the border for criminal prosecution.

Criminal prosecution of illegal immigrants has become a hot button issue in the U.S. with the Trump administration deciding it will prosecute 100% of the people who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. Current U.S. law dictates that criminal prosecution of adults will result in the separation of family units if they illegally cross together.

The Office of Refugee Resettlement’s public numbers however show that nearly 200,000 children were referred by the DHS between fiscal year 2012 to fiscal year 2016. These children either were separated by their families or they were unaccompanied minors.


Shocking Testimony: Civil Rights Attorney Asked Obama To Close Migrant "Baby Jails" In 2015

In late May as "new" images of migrant children sleeping in cages at an ICE detention facility began going viral after they were tweeted out by several prominent liberals, we were among the first to point out that the photos driving the new found white-hot rage at President Trump's immigration policies were from 2014 under Obama, and not Trump.

Yet a wave of popular anger has surged as the left has "discovered" Trump's army of "baby snatchers" and border "concentration camps", and investigative journalists are now flocking to border detention facilities to chronicle the stories of hardship and suffering endured by migrants, complete with heart-wrenching audio recordings of children crying for their parents.

Once American discourse inevitably goes into blind hyperpartisan mode on any given issue as it has on this one — with Fox News referencing the border detention centers as "essentially summer camps" on the one hand and a popular movement to get the facilities labelled "concentration camps" on the other — it becomes harder and harder to come by much that passes for informed critical analysis.


After Finishing A Speech, Trump Approached The American Flag. What He Did Next Is America First

Donald Trump gave an impassioned speech Tuesday to a group of business leaders in Washington, D.C., in which he hammered the recent outrage over immigration policies.

Recent media outrage over the administration’s enforcement of America’s border laws — that result in the separating some families at the border if they seek asylum after crossing the border illegally at non-checkpoint locations — has captured the nation’s attention.

Trump took the fight directly to the media in the speech, saying they were on the side of the smugglers and human traffickers who operate on our borders. The president also hit back at Hillary Clinton for attacking him over open borders criticism.

The president also hit Obamacare taxes and regulations and lauded his tax cuts in front of the business leaders. “Cuts, cuts, cuts, cuts, cuts,” Trump said.


Trump Hispanic Adviser Explains Immigration Policy To CNN Host

CNN political commentator and Trump Hispanic adviser Steve Cortes fought back against anchor Alisyn Camerota’s immigration claims on CNN Tuesday morning.

“I think if people commit crimes they need to be prosecuted, whether it is an American breaking and entering into a house or a Honduran breaking and entering into our country,” Cortes said.

“Unfortunately, when people commit crimes in the U.S., elsewhere, they are separated from their child,” he added. “That’s a terrible consequence for the child, it’s not the child’s fault. But it doesn’t mean that we can hold the parent blameless and allow them to wantonly break the law and have an open border, which is terrible for our economic and national security.”


Border Ranchers Shock MSNBC With Facts On Illegal Immigration

MSNBC tried to ask the couple a multitude of leading questions about the separation of families when they cross the border illegally, but the ranchers continuously smashed their narrative.

“When you see parents and children separated why do you support the policy that, to many people, appears to be heartless?” MSNBC’s Kerry Sanders asked.

“It’s basically the laws of our land,” Presnall Cage said. “Trump I believe is going in the right direction. I believe it’s going to be a deterrent to keep this from happening.”

Sanders asked Stephanie Cage, “You’re a mother, you’re a grandmother of seven, um, how do you react when you see that the families are being split apart?”

“Of course it is very upsetting, but I’m as equally upset with the parents for exposing their children to the dangers of smuggling their children across the border,” Cage replied.


How Can Liberals Defend Illegals?

Seaford Police Press Release

Date & Time:June 19, 2018. 12:08 p.m.

Location:Restaurant in the 23000 Block of Sussex Highway, Seaford, DE

Defendant:Kevin Gardenhour, 63 YOA, Salisbury, MD

Charges:Promoting Prostitution (Felony)
Criminal Solicitation
Conspiracy 3rd Degree

Bail:$3,500.00 unsecured

Defendant:Brittany Starns, 28 YOA, Salisbury, MD

Criminal Solicitation
Conspiracy 3rd Degree

Bail:$1,250.00 unsecured

On Tuesday, 06/19/2018, a Police Officer received a Facebook Message from a female that they did not know, identified as Brittany Starns, 28 YOA from Salisbury Maryland. Starns immediately offered this officer sexual favors in return for money. This officer immediately notified the Seaford Police Criminal Investigations Division, who was able to continue a conversation with Brittany Starns. Brittany Starns agreed to come to Seaford and meet in the parking lot of a local restaurant on Sussex Highway. Detectives and officers set surveillance up on the restaurant and also maintained contact with Starns. When Starns arrived to the restaurant, she was immediately taken into custody. A male, identified as Kevin Gardenhour, 63 YOA from Salisbury Maryland, who was operating the suspect vehicle, was also taken into custody. During the investigation it was learned that Starns would engage in prostitution activities in which both she and Gardenhour would be benefiting from with the proceeds.
Starns was charged with prostitution, criminal solicitation and conspiracy 3rd degree.
Gardenhour was charged with promoting prostitution (felony), criminal solicitation and conspiracy 3rd degree.

Liberal Media Must Be Stopped!

Va. Gov. Northam joins other governors removing resources from border

WASHINGTON (WJLA) - Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says he is withdrawing the state's National Guard resources from the border until the policy ofseparating undocumented immigrants from their children ends.

“When Virginia deployed these resources to the border, we expected that they would play a role in preventing criminals, drug runners and other threats to our security from crossing into the United States—not supporting a policy of arresting families and separating children from their parents."


"The Whole Thing Is A Scam": Trump Unloads On "Deep State" Enemies During Fiery Speech

President Trump went way off script during a Tuesday speech at the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) - lashing out against everything from the "deep state" to the intense immigration debate, which he calls a distraction from Congressional hearings on the recently released Inspector General's (OIG) report on FBI bias during the 2016 US election.

Trump then says that the MSM is trying to distract with the immigration issue.

"You ought to see the hearings that are on right now on television," Trump said, in reference to Inspector General Horowitz's testimony before Congress (which can be viewed here).

"They want to focus on immigration because they want to keep the cameras away from the hearings," Trump added.


President Trump should remove ALL funding given to the National Guard in Delaware, Maryland & Virginia

Carney issues firm no to request to deploy National Guard members in border area

Delaware Gov. John Carney rejected a request to send National Guard members to the Mexican border area, citing the controversial policy of separating children from detained parents.

“I take my job as Commander-in-Chief of theDelaware National Guard. extremely seriously. In the last year, we’ve sent Guardsmen and women to Texas, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico to help our fellow citizens cope with natural disasters. We’ve sent Delaware Guardsmen and women overseas to keep us safe. I’m extremely proud of Delaware’s soldiers and airmen and women. Today, we received a request to send Delaware National Guard troops to the southwest border. Under normal circumstances,we wouldn’t hesitate to answer the call. But given what we know about the policies currently in effect at the border, I can’t in good conscience send Delawareans to help with that mission,” Carney stated.

Carney continued, “If President Trump revokes the current inhumane policy of separating children from their parents, Delaware will be first in line to assist our sister states in securing the border. I served in Congress, and I watched for six years as that body failed to pass a comprehensive immigration policy that would secure our borders in a way that upholds the values of this great country. Congress and the President need to step up and fix the mess that our immigration system has become.”


Flashback: Both Hillary And Obama Advocated Separating Migrant Families, Strict Border Control

The Internet Never Forgets"

-Some guy

While the left rages against "separated migrant children" which they blame on President Trump's "zero tolerance" enforcement policy of Bush-era rules, several "inconvenient" video clips have cropped up revealing both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama advocating virtually the same border policy they are currently attacking Trump over.

For example, Hillary Clinton said during a 2014 CNN Town Hall;

"We have to send a clear message, just because your child gets across the border - doesn't mean your child gets to stay"


The Hooplas Return Saturday To OC Billiards @ Trader Lee's Live

Join us this Saturday for the return of Local Favorite THE HOOPLAS! Show startS at 8 pm OC BILLIARDS @ TRADER LEE'S LIVE !!!

Republican Gov. Larry Hogan 'stronger than ever' in re-election bid in deep-blue Maryland

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is lapping the Democratic field at the close of the fundraising books ahead of the June 26 primaries, as he is sitting on close to $10 million in cash for his re-election bid compared with about $600,000 for his nearest potential competitors.

Since winning in a stunning upset in 2014, Mr. Hogan has consistently championed themes tied to jobs and economic growth, along with lower taxes and less government regulation after years of one-party Democratic rule in Maryland, to score eye-popping approval ratings that would be the envy of just about any other governor in the country.

Despite national anti-Republican headwinds and a crowded field of Democratic contenders eager to take him on after their primary contest next week, political handicappers are forecasting another Hogan win in the fall. That would make Mr. Hogan the first Republican governor in Maryland to win re-election in about 60 years.

He has the money to do it — at least so far — after raising about $1 million in the May 16 to June 10 period.


Shall I Continue, LIBERALS?

Here Are Horrifying Photos Of Obama’s Illegal Alien Facilities The Media Refuses To Show You

The media and political class become more and more outraged over the Trump administration’s decision to detain and prosecute immigrants illegally crossing the border.

Lost in the debate is any acknowledgement that President Obama’s administration also used detention facilities.

Current U.S. immigration laws, when enforced, have the consequence of temporarily separating families that arrive with children into separate detention facilities in order to prosecute the adults. The policy of prosecuting immigrants for crossing the border illegally has been in place for multiple administrations. The Obama administration prosecuted half a million illegal immigrants and similarly separated families in the process. So did the Bush administration. Personal accounts from immigration lawyers tell a tale of Obama being equally concerned about unaccompanied minors traveling to the border and wanting to create a deterrent.

Photos of border detention facilities from the Obama-era, taken during 2014, look nearly identical to the ones taken during the Trump era.


Listen To The Hypocrisy!

Armed shopper thwarts potential mass shooting by killing gunman after he opened fire at a busy Walmart and injured two

An armed shopper shot and killed a suspected carjacker after he opened fire at a busy Walmart.

The bystander stepped in and gunned down the suspect in the parking lot of the store in Tumwater, Washington, on Sunday afternoon.

At least two people, including a 16-year-old girl, were injured before the attack was thwarted.

Law enforcement officials rushed to the scene at around 5pm local time, according to the Tacoma News Tribune.



“I just hate him so much. It’s like living in a country ruled by literally Hitler,” she said to her psychiatrist. “I just don’t know what to do — I’d move to Canada, but who wants to go through all that effort?”

Nancy Nottingham, like millions of other Americans, suffers from a mental illness that has devastated many regions of the United States since November 8, 2016. To say that this problem has become an epidemic would be an understatement; indeed, it appears to have reached catastrophic proportions for those who have experienced this debilitating form of psychosis.

Nottingham is not schizophrenic. She is not clinically depressed. She does not have an anxiety disorder. This woman is suffering from a disease that includes elements from all three of the aforementioned ailments: Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS).

If you are reading this, it is unlikely that you are suffering from TDS, because people with the illness avoid any publications that express political opinions that are to the right of Bernie Sanders. However, you probably know more than a few people with the disease, and this article will help you identify those with TDS and provide you with crucial insights that you can use when interacting with them.


Hillary Clinton: Gun Control a 'Political Necessity'

While speaking to a group of activists in San Francisco, Hillary Clinton stressed that gun control is a “political necessity” and part of “taking back” the country.

Clinton ran gun control as a candidate in the 2016 election and lost. President Trump ran as pro-gun and LMT Online reports that Clinton is now criticizing him for standing with gun rights organizations.

She said Trump “did everything he could to ingratiate himself with the gun lobby, and is now doing everything he can to gut existing laws.”

Despite losing the election, Clinton claimed that “the vast majority of Americans” support the gun control position, adding, “So we are winning the debate. But now we’ve got to get everyone to vote on this issue.”


Syrian Migrant Beheads Neighbor, Then Stabs 130 Times

A Syrian man stabbed his 21-year-old neighbor 130 times killing her and leaving her sister in critical condition in Vetlanda, Sweden.

The original grievance against his upstairs neighbor was that she was too loud, but during his trial, he said he "lost control" because he believed the victim made a "racist" remark during a previous conversation, Sweden’s Fria Tider reports.

“I understood the ‘movement’ of the victim during the conversation before the [killing] as racist,” said the killer.

On the night of the February 20th killing, the sisters barricaded themselves in their bathroom, where they repeatedly apologized to their attacker.

“It’s [too] late,” he said.

The surviving sister played dead after being stabbed in the lung while the man cut off her sister’s head and began stabbing the body 130 times.

The 26-year-old Syrian man, who had been in Sweden since 2012, turned himself over to the authorities.


'Refugees' Harass Women in Russian Nightclub, Are Promptly Beaten and Sent to Prison

There's something to be said for Russian justice

We can't speak for Europe, but in Russia, molesting women in public places is not advisable.

A group of approximately 50 "refugees" who were deported from Norway for bad behavior decided to partake in a bit of groping at a Murmansk nightclub.

Being Russia, the results were predictable:

The refugees allegedly groped and harassed women in a similar manner as the assaults in Cologne on New Year’s Eve. A group of male Russians took them aside to “educate” them that “Cologne is 2,500 kilometers south of here.”

The refugees tried to flee but were quickly captured by the Russians. They then took them out to the street and gave them a beating they will remember. Police arrived to break up the fight but locals report that they threw a few punches at the refugees before arresting 33 of them. Eighteen refugees were in such bad condition they had to be taken to hospital.


Giant plant that causes third-degree burns, painful blisters and permanent blindness is spotted in Virginia

A horror plant that causes third-degree burns and permanent blindness has been spotted in Northern Virginia.

Officials are warning people to stay clear of the Giant Hogweed plant, which has never before been reported in the state.

The sap of the plant makes the skin so sensitive to sunlight that normal exposure can cause severe burns - a process called phytophotodermatitis.

A brush against the plant can result in painful blisters, permanent scarring and the skin can remain sensitive to sunlight for years after being exposed.

If the sap gets into the eyes, there is potential for blindness.


British Humor

An Emergency Call Center worker has been fired.
It Seems that a caller dial 911 from a cell phone stating "I am depressed and lying on a railway line so when the train comes I can finally meet Allah.!!

The Call Center employee replied "Remain calm and stay on the line."

While waiting to register at a hotel, I overheard the couple ahead of me asking for a room with a king, queen or double bed. The clerk apologized and said that the only rooms available had twin beds.

Disappointed, the man remarked, "I don't know. We've been sharing the same bed for 44 years." 

"Could you possibly put them close together?" the wife asked.
Several people nearby smiled, and someone commented, "How romantic."

Then the woman finished her request with, "Because if he snores, I want to be able to punch him."

Lock Em Up


Right On!

U. S. Customs and Border Protection Statement Concerning False Facebook Post

YUMA, Ariz. – On June 7, a Facebook post referenced an alleged transportation check by Border Patrol near the Nevada/California State line. On Saturday, the American Civil Liberties Union wrote an article concerning this post. The location of the alleged incident is near Yuma Sector however, no Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents were involved in it. The link below will take you to an ACLU story that CBP strongly rebuts:

CBP official Statement:

Social media postings about an alleged U.S. Border Patrol transportation check near the state line between California and Nevada are false. Both El Centro Sector and Yuma Sector confirmed that no Border Patrol operation was conducted in the immediate area of the State of California Agriculture Inspection Station near the city of Yermo.

Fabricated postings propel false and unsubstantiated information about the critical mission of the U.S. Border Patrol. This involves the detection, prevention and apprehension of terrorists, undocumented aliens and smugglers of aliens at or near the land border by maintaining surveillance from a covert position, following up leads, responding to electronic sensor television systems, aircraft sightings, and interpreting and following tracks, marks and other physical evidence. Some of the major activities are traffic checks, traffic observation, city patrol, transportation checks, administrative, intelligence, and anti-smuggling activities.

“Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents take their sworn duties to uphold the Constitution and the laws of the United States very seriously,” said Yuma Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Carl Landrum. “Stories like this that attempt to pit us against our community need to be fact checked before they are printed as truth. The Yuma Sector Border Patrol will continue to perform our mission, day in and day out, ensuring the safety of our agents, citizens and communities.” Chief Landrum went on to say, “Protecting our sovereignty is key in our border security mission. Border Security is National Security.”

About Border Patrol Transportation Checks

For decades, U.S. Border Patrol agents have routinely engaged in enforcement operations at transportation hubs throughout the nation. Enforcement actions away from the border are within the jurisdiction of the U.S. Border Patrol and performed in direct support of immediate border enforcement efforts and as a means of preventing smuggling and criminal organizations from exploiting existing transportation hubs to travel to the interior of the United States. These operations at transportation hubs serve as a vital component of the U.S. Border Patrol’s national security efforts.

Transportation hubs are used by alien smuggling and drug trafficking organizations to move people, narcotics, and contraband to interior destinations throughout the country. To combat these growing threats, the U.S. Border Patrol has increased the frequency of transportation checks around the country as an additional enforcement mechanism to reinforce CBP’s world-class approach to border security. Approval for transportation checks was centralized at Border Patrol Headquarters in 2012. In 2017, the Border Patrol returned approval authority to the Chief Patrol Agents for each Border Patrol Sector.

Although most Border Patrol work is conducted in the immediate border area, agents have broad law enforcement authorities, including the authority to question individuals, make arrests, and take and consider evidence. The Immigration and Nationality Act 287(a)(3) and 8 USC 1357 state that Immigration Officers, without a warrant, may "within a reasonable distance from any external boundary of the United States ... board and search for aliens in any vessel within the territorial waters of the United States and any railcar, aircraft, conveyance, or vehicle.” 8 CFR 287 (a)(1) defines reasonable distance as 100 air miles from the border.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Trump Attacks Merkel: "The People Of Germany Are Turning Against Their Leadership"

Moments after Angela Merkel received a 2-week ultimatum to resolve Germany's increasingly contentious refugee issue which couldculminate with Merkel resignation, Donald Trump decided to capitalize on Merkel's misfortune, and in a tweet claimed that "the people of Germany are turning against their leadership as migration is rocking the already tenuous Berlin coalition. Crime in Germany is way up. Big mistake made all over Europe in allowing millions of people in who have so strongly and violently changed their culture!"
The people of Germany are turning against their leadership as migration is rocking the already tenuous Berlin coalition. Crime in Germany is way up. Big mistake made all over Europe in allowing millions of people in who have so strongly and violently changed their culture!


On Donald Trump's "Madness" & A New Gold Standard

Way back in 1995, when Mexico was in the throes of another financial crisis, I figured out the problem of the existing world's monetary system, based on the paper dollar as the fundamental currency of the world.

In my ignorance, I did not know that a man named Triffin had already pointed out that problem, which became known as "Triffin's Dilemma".

The problem is really very simple:

If the dollar - such as it is - is going to be the basis of the world's monetary system, and therefore required by all Central Banks as Reserves, there is only one way that these CBs can obtain those Reserves: their countries are forced to undersell all US producers, in order to be able to sell more to the US, than they buy from the US.

The difference between the dollars they get from sales, is more, than the dollars they spend to buy from the US. That difference - known as the US Trade Deficit - flows to the CBs of the world and swells their Reserves.

So if Mr. Trump wants to cut down, or even ideally abolish the Trade Deficit, that would mean that foreign CBs would have to find it much harder to obtain dollars for their Reserves. Mr. Trump apparently does not want to have foreign CBs use dollars as Reserves, by making it very difficult to obtain those dollars - which they can only get if the US runs a Trade Deficit.

What that great world monetary system based on the paper dollar has done to the US, was quite unexpected: it consists in obtaining foreign goods by tendering paper money in payment, something that is fundamentally fraudulent. And that fraud has come back to haunt the US, quite unexpectedly.


Byron York: What do Republicans suspect really happened in the FBI Trump-Russia investigation?

The struggle to uncover the FBI's conduct in the Trump-Russia probe has made some congressional investigators deeply suspicious of the bureau. But what do those investigators think the FBI actually did in its investigation of the Trump campaign, Russia, and the 2016 election?

First, they're convinced the FBI has something to hide. In the last 12 months, the bureau has, at various times, ignored, slow-walked, resisted, and downright stonewalled congressional requests, not to mention subpoenas, for information on the Trump-Russia investigation.

Each time the bureau hunkered down, suspicion grew on Capitol Hill. The FBI seemed particularly reluctant to reveal to Congress not what Russians did, or what people in the Trump circle did, but what the bureau itself did.


Laura Bush's critique of Trump's immigration policy rings hollow

On Sunday night, Father's Day, former first lady Laura Bush expressed how disheartened she is over the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy on undocumented immigrants, specifically with respect to children being separated from their parents.

In her op-ed, appearing on the Washington Post, Bush wrote, "I live in a border state. I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart."

She continued, "Our government should not be in the business of warehousing children in converted box stores or making plans to place them in tent cities in the desert outside of El Paso. These images are eerily reminiscent of the Japanese American internment camps of World War II, now considered to have been one of the most shameful episodes in U.S. history."


Laura Bush Outraged By U.S. Border Policy, A-OK With Hubby Destroying The Middle East

Though Obama did the same for years, for some reason she only cares about it now that it’s a rallying point for #TheResistance

Laura Bush had no issue with her husband “permanently separating” hundreds of thousands of families from their loves ones in the Middle East in a war based on lies, but she’s outraged by the US government separating children from their illegal immigrant parents caught invading America.

Though Obama did the same for years, for some reason she only cares about it now that it’s a rallying point for #TheResistance.


White House: Democrats' only solution for illegal immigrants is to 'release them into the interior'

White House spokesman Hogan Gidley accused Democrats on Monday of staking out a position on immigration that says the only acceptable policy for handling illegal immigrants is to let them in the country.

"Democrats are saying you can't deport them, you can't detain them, you can't prosecute them," he said on Fox News. "The only thing you can do for a Democrat is to release them into the interior without any ramification for what they've done by breaking our laws."

"It's absolutely incredible," he said.


Obama-Land Fiasco Worsens - Chicago Taxpayers Now Face $224 Million Bill

The taxpayer bill for the Obama Center to be built on Chicago’s Southside now appears to be $224 million, not $172 million as initially reported, and it’s certainly not privately funded as initially promised.

And how many Chicagoans know they may be subject to a special property tax, in addition to those amounts, for the center?

The elements of that $224 million are described in a Washington Examiner article yesterday. We shouldn’t be surprised because funding was stuck into the new Illinois budget — over 900 pages presented to the General Assembly only hours before being voted on it. It’s only now being read closely.

My monthly article in Crain’s, written early last week, is a polite request to former President Obama to turn down public funding and raise the money himself. Scratch that. With more known and public anger rising, a demand is in order, and maybe the whole project should be scrapped.

The public has been bamboozled. To see why, you should first understand what’s nicely laid out in the federal lawsuit filed last month by Protect Our Parks, a not-for-profit.


Senate: Two-Tiered Justice System In FBI Clinton/Trump Investigations

Had Horowitz not discovered the anti-Trump texts between Strzok and Page, they would still be investigating the Trump campaign

IG confirms his office is handling investigation into Comey’s leaking of personal memos to his friend and the New York Times

There was a clear breakdown in the FBI culture, with senior agents being wined and dined by reporters

Chairman Charles Grassley of the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee outlined the stark double standard at Monday’s much-anticipated hearing with the FBI’s handling of its investigations into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server for government business and the bureau’s highly partisan investigation into alleged collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump’s campaign.

Grassley, R-Iowa, stated “justice should be blind” but contended that it was not in the case of FBI’s handling of the Clinton and Trump investigations. He noted that based on the evidence collected in the more than 500-page report released by Inspector General Michael Horowitz last week, along with information and evidence collected by numerous Congressional committees, evidence of bias against Trump was insurmountable.

Grassley stressed, “most of the time, evidence of political bias is not so explicit. The details in this report confirm what the American people have suspected all along. Hillary Clinton got the kid-glove treatment.”

“The contrast to the Russia probe is stark,” Grassley stated. “The biggest difference, of course, is the appointment of a Special Counsel. Attorney General (Loretta) Lynch refused to appoint one. The appearance of political influence was inevitable.”


Mueller’s Bumbling and Hysterical Special Counsel Team Is Getting Pummeled in Court – Media Is Ignoring All of This

The attorneys representing Concord Management, one of the Russian Companies that the corrupt Mueller team accused of impacting the 2016 Presidential election, crushed the “Unlawfully Appointed Special Counsel” in court last week again.

They continue to make a laughing stock out of the Mueller team of misfit and conflicted attorneys.

Mueller’s team of ignorant and misguided attorneys really have no chance. They never expected anyone to take them to court on their fake Russian indictments and are certainly no match for the attorneys representing Concord Management.

Proverbial Ham Sandwich

We first reported that Concord Management’s lawyer’s previously said Mueller indicted “the proverbial ham sandwich.” The reason the Concord Management attorneys called the case a ‘proverbial ham sandwich’ was because one of the entities indicted by the Mueller team, Concord Catering, was not in existence at the time the crimes were alleged to have taken place.

Next we reported on May 18th that the Mueller case against the Russians was falling apart. Lawyers defending the Russian company Concord Management indicted by the corrupt Mueller team again called out Mueller’s liberal hacks and labeled their allegations as “made up” nonsense. Concord Management’s lawyers revealed that Mueller’s team ignored over 70 discovery requests they had made for information before the case. In response Mueller’s team offered to give Concord Management’s lawyers a massive amount of social media data from those dangerous trolls (jk) who sought to influence the US election and the majority of it was in RUSSIAN. Mueller’s lawyers then admitted they don’t even have English translations for the Russian social media posts. So Mueller’s lawyers don’t have English translations to the Russian social media posts but we’re supposed to believe that Americans were influenced by these posts?
Then among other things previously reported, Mueller’s corrupt attorney Jeannie Rhee went on to align the 10 Russians identified by the Mueller team as members of an ‘organization’. The Russian company’s attorney responded to the judge who apparently understood that these Russians were all members of Concord Management. He said:

No that’s not correct. The individual defendants? No. It’s not even alleged who they are. They’re alleged to be associated with something called an “organization,” which is a made up thing by the special counsel. They just made it up, and they called it an “organization”. We’re not even alleged to be part of the organization. We’re alleged to have funded it. But those people don’t work for us. It’s not alleged they they work for us.


The End Of Merkel?

CDU Lawmaker Admits Germany Could Have A New Chancellor “By The End Of Next Week”

It’s looking increasingly likely that German Chancellor Angela Merkel may have attended her last G-7 conference.

A day after the euro whipsawed on conflicting reports touting the collapse of Merkel’s governing coalition, a lawmaker from Merkel’s own party said the Chancellor could be out by the end of next week during an appearance on BBC World at One (via Express). On Friday, German media reported that Merkel’s junior coalition partner, the CSU, had announced the end of its alliance with Merkel’s CDU – though that report was quickly denied.

While the German public’s anger over Merkel’s “open door” policy has been simmering for years, the instability within the ruling coalition – which features a decades-old political alliance between the CDU and CSU – intensified when Merkel decided over the weekend to veto a planby Interior Minister Horst Seehofer aimed at controlling and reducing illegal migration. The minister’s refusal to back down has already shattered an uneasy truce between conservative backers and opponents of her liberal asylum policy.


The government's creepy obsession with your face

The government is obsessed with your face. Do not be flattered. This is more of a creepy stalker fixation.

From the federal Department of Homeland Security down to local police departments, governmental use of biometric facial recognition software has gained a startling amount of traction in recent years. And these agencies are getting help from big business, to boot.

For example, DHS is reportedly developing a massive new biometric and biographic database with extensive data on citizens and foreigners alike. The Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology (HART) database will reportedly include at least seven biometric identifiers, including face and voice data, tattoos, DNA, scars, and other "physical descriptors" on as many as 500 million people. The agency has been remarkably hush-hush on how HART will be utilized — but the possibilities are frightening.

DHS expects to launch the new database next fiscal year, according to internal documents. By the following year, they anticipate having iris and facial matching capabilities, and by fiscal year 2021, the database is expected to be functioning in its full capacity. This massive and intrusive initiative will grant a whole host of federal, state, and local agencies access to intimate details about hundreds of millions of Americans and foreigners.

Here's how the government casts that:

FBI Lawyer Warned Against Angering Hillary: ‘She Might Be Our Next President’

(CNSNews) - Then-FBI Attorney Lisa Page, who served as special counsel to then-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and who had an extra-marital affair with FBI agent Peter Strzok, sent messages to McCabe, Strzok and a McCabe adviser warning that the FBI should be careful not to perturb Hillary Clinton in the way they structured their interview with her because “she might be our next president.”

As pointed out in the report released Thursday by the inspector general of the Department Justice, both Page and Strzok, who worked on the FBI investigation of Clinton's use of a private email server when she was secretary of state, were supportive of Clinton and antagonistic toward Donald Trump.

“God Hillary should win 100,000,000-0,” Strzok said, for example, in a text message to Page on March 3, 2016, when both Strzok and Page were involved in the Clinton investigation and Clinton was running in the Democratic primaries.

“God trump is a loathsome human,” Page said to Strzok in a text message that same day.

More here

BREAKING NEWS: Worcester County Sheriff Reggie Mason Retaliates Against Sheriff Deputies

This just came out from fellow deputies: 

The FOP knew it was just a matter of time before there was retaliatory action from Sheriff Mason for not endorsing his candidate. 

Today Sheriff Mason announced that all secondary employment would cease. Now while this doesn't sound like a big deal to most it results in thousands of dollars in lost income to deputies who rely on that money to make ends meet for their families. When these deputies were recruited from other agencies they were told they could supplement their base salary with overtime through secondary employment. This offsets the loss of income from their previous employers to come to the Worcester County Sheriff's Office. 

This is also being done as retaliation against Leighton Moore the owner of Seacrets who supports Mike McDermott and hosted a fundraiser for him at his business. Mr. Moore is the largest employer of off duty Worcester County deputies. 

So people understand this is also a money-making adventure for the county. Every hour that is worked as secondary employment the business pays the county a flat rate which is far higher than the overtime rate and the county banks the surplus as an administrative fee. 

Strong work Sheriff. Glad you reinforced the fact that the FOP made the right choice. It's time to end the insanity.

Just How Far Are Democrats Lurching Left?

The expected electoral Blue Wave in 2018 has been tempered a bit considering the positive economic news based on the tremendous reversal in unemployment that sweeps across demographics with wages rising, consumer confidence soaring and small business optimism through the roof. Democrats’ recourse has been to double down on the extremist #Resist movement to the point that they’re literally hoping for recession just to get Donald Trump.

This thinking has positioned Democrats against the sweeping Republican tax cuts that have opened the economic flow of activity, against real DACA reform and against sweeping diplomatic efforts such as the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Put another way, they’re against peace and prosperity.

Now that’s a party platform that appeals to the masses!

This past week, a large gathering of the political Left occurred in Washington, DC — the We the People Summit. The event can be best summarized by a quote made by one of the event’s moderators and president of Demos, a progressive Democrat policy organization: “We’re not just pulling the party to the left. We’re pulling the party into the future.”

The list of host sponsors, in addition to Demos, tells the story:

Gov. Hogan: Md. National Guard resources removed from border until family separation stops

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (ABC7) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he will not deploy any of the state's National Guard resources to the border until the policy of separating undocumented immigrants from their children ends.

Hogan sent out a statement Tuesday saying that he recalled the Maryland National Guard crew members and helicopter from New Mexico amid growing public aversion to the policy.

"Immigration enforcement efforts should focus on criminals, not separating innocent children from their families," Hogan said Monday.

Until this policy of separating children from their families has been rescinded, Maryland will not deploy any National Guard resources to the border. Earlier this morning, I ordered our 4 crewmembers & helicopter to immediately return from where they were stationed in New Mexico.

Washington has failed again & again to deliver needed immigration reform - Congress and the
administration must step up and work together to fix our broken system. Immigration enforcement efforts should focus on criminals, not separating innocent children from their families.

Breaking News: Senate Republicans vowed to pass a bill ending child separations at the border as President Trump continued to defend his "zero tolerance" policy

Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, said that “all of the members of the Republican conference support a plan that keeps families together.”

IG: Some at FBI Suspected ‘Political Bias’ in Obama’s Public Exoneration of Hillary

President Barack Obama’s public comments about Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server – while the FBI was still investigating it -- raised “a suspicion” among some at the FBI that “there was a political bias...going on from the Executive Branch,” as one official told the Justice-Department inspector-general.

Several FBI officials told the inspector general they were concerned about "the potential impact on the investigation" after Obama told CBS's "60 Minutes" that Hillary made a "mistake" but she did not endanger national security.

According to the report:

Ron Paul Asks "Why Can't We Sue The TSA For Assault?"

When I was in Congress and had to regularly fly between DC and Texas, I was routinely subjected to invasive “pat-downs” (physical assaults) by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). One time, exasperated with the constant insults to my privacy and dignity, I asked a TSA agent if he was proud to assault innocent Americans for a living.

I thought of this incident after learning that the TSA has been compiling a “troublesome passengers” list. The list includes those who have engaged in conduct judged to be “offensive and without legal justification” or disruptive of the “safe and effective completion of screening.” Libertarian journalist James Bovard recently pointed out that any woman who pushed a screener’s hands away from her breasts could be accused of disrupting the “safe and effective completion of screening.” Passengers like me who have expressed offense at TSA screeners are likely on the troublesome passengers list.