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Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Liberal Calls For Burning Businesses in Baltimore To Get Them ‘Out of Our Communities’

In a spectacular display of ignorance, a man identified as “Brother Rose” spoke at the Baltimore rally yesterday preaching that people need to kick businesses out of the communities. “Let’s burn something that doesn’t benefit us, but benefits you, but is in our community.” You’re gonna sit there and tell me not one person has ever shopped at the CVS that was destroyed? You’re gonna tell me not one person has received vital medications through that CVS? Oh, but it gets even better below.

During a large rally in front of Baltimore’s City Hall, a young man introduced as “Brother Rose,” in winding and sometimes incoherent speech, praised the burning of a CVS store at the corner of Pennsylvania and North Avenues. “America didn’t care until we started affecting things they profit from… What we saying, ‘Let’s get you out of our communities.’”

He also said, “Without us running (unintelligible) Mondawmin Mall [the site of mass looting on Monday], taking back from the stores that have taken our dollars for how long, and not giving back to the community in any type of way. We made a statement. The world heard us then. They heard that the youth of Baltimore are going to get justice by any means necessary.”

He also advocated shutting down restaurants and businesses that were protecting their investments. “If they protected themselves against you, protect yourselves against them. Don’t spend your money there. Don’t give them no reason to be in your neighborhood. Kick them out.”

It was unclear how his grand plan would allow neighborhood residents to get desperately needed vital goods and services.

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It Looks So Real

THIS IS PERFECT

Posted by Mavi Kocaeli on Sunday, May 3, 2015

Dear Al Sharpton: You Lying, Race-baiting, Hobbling Bag of Human Feces…

Hey Al! Looks like you’ve finally made your way down to Baltimore. I don’t blame you. Gotta make them dollar, dollar bills! All those unpaid back-taxes really add up.

So I want to make it clear that I don’t begrudge you one bit for trying to make a living. Heck, I don’t even mind your show at MSNBC. The mere blooper-reel has gotten more play in the Crowder household than anything else on Cablenews in the last decade. For that, I have to thank you. Matter of fact, I actually use your reel to defend our president!

See, many people attack President Obama, under the guise of him being useless to anyone without his teleprompter. I say that’s unfair, when there are people like you out there who are of no use with a teleprompter.

With that out of the way, can I make one request? Just one. When choosing your career path and method of income, do you think that maybe, just maybe, you could try to not profiteer off dishonest, divisive racism? I know I’m asking a lot, but if you consider my request, I think you’ll see where I’m coming from. Allow me to explain.

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There Is No More Doubt: I Have the Proof That Ties Obama and the Democratic Party to the IRS Scandal

The IRS scandal just won’t go away – kind of like Watergate. The media knew about Watergate for months. It simmered and boiled, then it turned into a bigger-than-life scandal that destroyed Richard Nixon’s presidency.

Could that be how the Barack Obama IRS scandal is playing out?

Up until now, no one has been able to tie the IRS scandal to the Obama White House or the Democratic Party.

That just changed.

We’ve seen in the media that 6,400 of Lois Lerner’s missing emails have been found.

We’ve seen in the media that the IRS is once again trampling on the rights of taxpayers by dramatically cutting customer service, while lavishing IRS employees with bonuses.

We’ve seen in the media that the IRS is back to its old tricks, still trying to hurt conservative fundraising organizations – most recently challenging the tax-exempt status of Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS.

But the revelations I’m about to unveil make all that look like child’s play. An IRS scandal involving nameless faceless Tea Partiers, or billionaire Super PACs, or generic taxpayers is not the stuff that brings down a presidency. 

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Baltimore firefighters blast POTUS’s ‘one fire’ lie; which of the 159 ARSONS was he talking about?

President Obama claimed that there was only one fire set during the Baltimore riots. Apparently, he should have learned about it on the news first.

The Baltimore Sun reported that on Monday night alone, those “peaceful protesters” who “did it the right way” set 159 fires. Also 20 police officers injured and 235 arrests were made.

Those fires included 15 buildings and 144 vehicles set ablaze. The Sun reported:

Violence ruled Baltimore Monday night, after the funeral of Freddie Gray, with numerous fires breaking out around the city, several shootings were reported, and city schools and business closed. Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency, and will set up his department at an office in Baltimore.

So, he was only off by 158 fires. I guess that’s withing the margin of error?

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MSP DUI Press Release 4-27-15 thru 5-3-15 (Berlin Barrack)

Grandfather Was Killed By A Man Looking To Kill “Anybody Who Wasn’t Black”

Hate begets hate… a 22 year-old named Jeremiah Bell got up Sunday morning and decided he was going to attack anyone he found who was not black. So, he grabbed his aluminum baseball bat, slung it across his shoulders and went for a stroll. It didn’t take him long to find Armando Barron, a Hispanic 54 year-old grandfather. Bell beat him to death in front of witnesses – specifically a six year-old girl. There was no sign of mental incompetence, yet a judge has put the case on hold while Bell is evaluated. He’s not insane – he’s stuffed with hate and evil. He knew exactly what he was doing.

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MARYLAND SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROGRAM RECOGNIZES BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY PARTICIPANTS

Hundreds of Maryland Students Participating in National Bike to School Day, Wednesday, May 6;
Drivers Urged to Be Aware of Increased Bicycling Activity Around School


(May 5, 2015) – Bike to School Day events on Wednesday, May 6 raise awareness for the need to create safer routes for bicycling and walking, as well as the health and environmental benefits of biking. The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) praises schools who will participate in National Bike to School Day and urges drivers to be alert for bicyclists around schools during arrival and dismissal times. Several Maryland schools will host events, supported by Maryland’s Safe Routes to School program, which provides funding to support walking and bicycling to and from elementary and middle schools.

“Bike to School Day provides the perfect opportunity to explore an alternate form of travel that has both environmental and health benefits,” said SHA Deputy Administrator Douglas Simmons. “The Safe Routes to School program and Bike to School Day events bring together parents, school administrators and teachers, along with other community groups and agencies to improve the safety of children who walk or bicycle to school.”

Green Party Moves On From Gay Marriage to Three-Way Marriage

British progressives must feel that their homosexual marriage victories are sufficiently consolidated. Already they are moving on to the next step:

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett has said her party would consider allowing polygamous marriages and civil partnerships in the UK.

Speaking in a Q&A session with PinkNews readers, the Green leader responded to a question from Redfern Jon Barrett, who asked: “As someone living with his two boyfriends in a stable long-term relationship, I would like to know what your stance is on polyamory rights. Is there room for Green support on group civil partnerships or marriages?”

Bennett responded: “We have led the way on many issues related to the liberalisation of legal status in adult consenting relationships, and we are open to further conversation and consultation.”

Translation: “You bet!”

Next the Green Party will support marriage to goats. Why not? As our TV sets have spent the past few years drumming into our heads, no one should be judged by “who they love.”

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Md. man gets $130,000 electric bill


CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. (WJLA) -- A man has reached out to 7 On Your Side after a dispute with Pepco over an electric bill of $130,000.

“I’m going to have to get an advocate and get some help. I said I’m going to have to call 7 On Your Side and they said 'you do what you have to do.'” Joseph Joy, had that conversation with a Pepco customer service representative. He has spent the last few weeks disputing a bill that didn’t seem quite right.

“I’m just thinking Pepco is doing something wrong in my house,” added Joy.

Joy lives alone in his modest Capitol Heights home, which – according to online statements – uses about 685 kilowatt hours a month at about $85. But in March what was an $85 bill, became $130,000. In that time, Pepco said he used 936,446 kilowatt hours.

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Today's Survey Question 5-5-15

Take A Wild Guess how many homes WBOC had to go to in order to find County residents to act as if they are really concerned about Salisbury providing Fire/EMS services?

The way we see it, they could have been providing a multitude of people truly concerned now for WEEKS but that's not been the case because it's fabricated. 

Let me tail off this article the way WBOC should have tailed off theirs. 

County Executive Bob Culver has assured ALL County residents, Fire and EMS services WILL be provided no matter what happens. 

Allowed to Stay: Obama Illegal Alien Rapes 10 Year Old Girl In New Orleans

Liberals love to frame illegal immigration as a moral duty but far too many forget the real-world consequences of allowing millions of illegal aliens entry into a country that requires strict security screening to simply fly into U.S. customs. According to a report from Fire Andrea Mitchell, one such recipient of Emperor Obama’s unilateral and illegal amnesty raped a 10 year old girl.

Is this the “change” Obama promised?

Hermes Rivera an Obama Illegal or ‘dreamer’ as Democrats like to call them admitted to having sex with a 10 year girl in New Orleans back in early April. Hermes Rivera is yet another illegal alien that shouldn’t have been in this country in the first place. Not only did Hermes Rivera get here because of the open borders policy of both the Democrats and Republicans, but he was never deported because of Obama’s executive order amnesty.

A man living in Kenner has been charged with three counts of aggravated rape against a 10-year-old girl after the victim was seen in a video claiming they “made love,” police said.

The mother of the girl found the cell phone video on Thursday, April 16, 2015. It was recorded by her daughter. On it, the victim alleged that she and her mother’s boyfriend had “made love” three times.

After confronting her daughter, police said the 10-year-old victim told her mother it happened in their bedroom.

25-year-old Hermes Rivera admitted to police that he had sex with the victim three times between March and April 3, 2015.

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Baltimore PD Press Release 5-5-15 (Gun Arrest)


1600 W North Ave by BPD G697

New Ransomware will lock your PC, demand $700

CINCINNATI, Ohio (Scripps) -- Thousands of people are turning on their PC these days, only to find their screen locked.

And a pop up demands money, a lot of money, to unlock it.

It's no joke, and it is something you need to know about it before it happens to you.

Don Daniels turned to a local computer repair firm, hoping they could rescue his laptop from someone trying to extort hundreds of dollars from him.

"You feel robbed," he said

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Dear Baltimore Family and Friends: Y’all Bein’ Played!

Though you have not confronted me or organized an intervention, I know many of you do not understand why I dislike Obama, vote Republican and joined the Tea Party. Y’all think, Obama is black, we’re black – so, what is my problem?

Dad told me that grandmother, 101 years old when she passed, cried when Obama was elected. I get that and totally understand. Still, I could not go brain-dead and hop on the elect-the-first-black-president bandwagon. As a matter of fact, I was stunned by how alone I was in considering who Obama was as a candidate and what he planned to do if elected.

Democrats and the media sold Obama as America’s Great Black Hope. They protected him by hiding Obama’s anti-American friends and writings.

I learned that Obama is another standard “liberal” Democrat con artist, only more extreme; sure to continue the Democrats screwing of black folks.

For those unfamiliar with political terms, in a nutshell, “liberals” are those who believe that man can perfect himself and is capable of controlling everything. Ninety-nine percent of the time, liberals reject God’s laws and question His existence. “Conservatives” tend to be God fearing (reverencing) folks. I’m a conservative Republican.

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Horseshoe Casino mum on curfew losses, plans to pay workers' full salaries

When the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore opened in August, it was never supposed to close. Ever.

But like other businesses caught in last week's curfew, the 24-hour gaming venue closed by 9 p.m. from Tuesday through Saturday. Baltimoreans were required to be off the streets from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. to keep unrest surrounding Freddie Gray's death at a minimum.

Along with the rest of Baltimore's hospitality sector, the Horseshoe took a hit from having shorter hours. Noah Hirsch, the casino's vice president of marketing, declined to quantify the amount of business lost as a result of the curfew, but it came as the South Baltimore gaming venue continues to fall short of its revenue projections.

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A kind of long read, but WOW!

Fred Reed (born 1945 in Crumpler, West Virginia) is a writer and was formerly a technology columnist for The Washington Times. He has also written for The American Conservative and LewRockwell.com. Additionally, he has spoken at one American Renaissance conference and currently writes for Taki's Magazine.

A former Marine and Vietnam War veteran, Reed is a police writer and an occasional war correspondent. He currently writes weekly columns for the website Fred on Everything. His work is often satirical and opinionated.

Reed notes that his columns are often provocative and calls himself, "an equal-opportunity irritant." His output does not fit into conventional political classification (although he does embody many libertarian philosophies); it includes attacks on feminism (generally the province of the right), George W. Bush (generally the province of the left), Israel (though not of Jews in general) and evolution (generally the province of religious fundamentalists).

Many of Reed's articles speak of a yearning for a simpler time and urge the reader to forgo the pursuit of money and comforts in favor of a cultured life of the mind. Reed currently lives in Mexico.

Berlin Holds Second Annual Touch A Truck Day

Children of all ages get to see, touch and explore their favorite vehicle

Mayor Gee Williams announced today that Berlin is holding its second annual Touch A Truck Day on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 10 am – 12 pm in Berlin’s Stephen Decatur Park on Tripoli Street.

“This is a great family friendly event featuring Police, Fire, Electric, Water Resources and Public Works vehicles,” said Mayor Gee Williams. “Everyone will have the opportunity to learn all about the equipment they like the most.”

Several Town Departments and the Berlin Fire Company are joining together to hold the free event, which includes a police vehicle, bucket truck, digger derrick, vacuum truck, camera truck and garbage truck, along with a fire rescue squad vehicle and ladder truck.

In addition to getting a chance to touch their preferred vehicle, people attending the event will see employees from the Town and the Fire Company using the equipment.

“We’ll be setting a pole and demonstrating how we locate cables,” stated Electric Utility Director Tim Lawrence. “There will be lots of information about how to be safe around electricity as well.”

Hamburgers, hotdogs, sodas and snow cones will be available for sale throughout the event. The rain date is June 20, 2015.

Dogs Found In Eden Area: UPDATE

I live in Eden and these two have shown up at my house. There's another one, but that one went down the street before I knew they were lost dogs. We live by the highway and we are scared if they go away that they will get ran over. 410-603-7408

Troopers Investigate Threat Made to Millsboro Elementary School

Millsboro, DE – The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a threat that was made to a Millsboro Elementary School earlier this morning.

The initial investigation has determined that the incident began this morning, Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at approximately 9:50 a.m., after an unknown person called the main office of East Millsboro Elementary School, located at 29346 Iron Branch Road, Millsboro, and threatened to harm the children at that school. As a precaution, Indian River School District had all students throughout the district come back into their respective schools and a low-level lockdown was instituted while detectives conducted their investigation. Troopers also responded to schools throughout the Indian River School District as a precautionary measure.

The school resumed normal operations at approximately 12:20 p.m. after it was determined the threat was not credible. Troopers will; however, maintain an increased presence at the schools for the remainder of the day.

The investigation into this incident by the Delaware State Police is continuing.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to contact Detective J. Hudson at 302-732-1500. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppersat 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."

"Take Over" Buffalo Wild Wings for United Way!


Come "TAKE OVER" Buffalo Wild Wings in Salisbury THIS WEDNESDAY to benefit United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore!  Turn in the voucher below (or take a picture with your phone) and Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 20% of your check directly to United Way.  See you there!

The Pretend Invasion of Texas That's Driving the Web Crazy

From July 15th to September 15th, over a thousand armed American soldiers will maneuver through the Southwest United States as part of a vast operation with a single motto: "Master the Human Domain." Internet conspiracy theorists wait their whole lives for a moment this rich.
"JADE HELM 15" is a real military exercise cooked up by the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC). It's also, if you ask a certain cohort of internet dweller who thinks each day will be the one when Barack Obama personally carries away his guns, the first phase of martial law in America. When I was first forwarded this slideshow—apparently a preliminary briefing on Jade Helm marked marked "For Official Use Only"—the conspiracy theorists were the only ones talking about the exercise.
AllNewsPipeLine.com considers this the beginning of the end:
With September of 2015 consistently being warned of as a potential timeframe for the global collapse and World War 3, are these exercises more proof that something huge will happen near that date or just more ongoing drills as posse comitatus no longer applies upon American soil and America turns into a 'no longer' invisible dictatorship?
The site adds that FEMA-operated "death domes" are already being erected across Texas to prepare for civilian abductions during Jade Helm. InfoWars, the New York Times of right-wing paranoia, notes that "Although nations can benefit from joint drills, the exercises also serve to blur the lines of national sovereignty, slowly leading to the formation of a North American Union."
FreedomOutpost.com is equally suspicious:
For years now, our veterans, Christians, patriots, gun owners, constitutionalists, pro-life advocates, small government supporters, small businesses, real journalists in the press, anti-corruption activists, anti-UN Agenda 21 advocates, anti-global warming supporters, anti-war patriots, anti-criminal immigration supporters, have all been targeted by this administration as enemies of the United States, even within government documents. Are we supposed to trust that they have pure intentions now?
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Viral Video: U.S. Soldier Refuses To Give Up



CPT Sarah Cudd from Public Health Command, Fort Knox is only 1 of the 46 candidates who earned the EFMB yesterday at Fort Dix, NJ..27 April 2015. This is her last few seconds of the 12 Mile Foot March. The Foot March is the last event of the Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB), and must be completed within 3 hours. If you want it, you have to go get it. Watch this video. This EFMB candidate wanted it, and she got it. It took heart, guts, determination, falling down and getting up, and a little motivation from the crowd to get across the finish line. Check this out.

Contrary to Goals, ER Visits Rise Under Obamacare

Three-quarters of emergency physicians say they've seen ER patient visits surge since Obamacare took effect — just the opposite of what many Americans expected would happen.

A poll released today by the American College of Emergency Physicians shows that 28% of 2,099 doctors surveyed nationally saw large increases in volume, while 47% saw slight increases. By contrast, fewer than half of doctors reported any increases last year in the early days of the Affordable Care Act.

Such hikes run counter to one of the goals of the health care overhaul, which is to reduce pressure on emergency rooms by getting more people insured through Medicaid or subsidized private coverage and providing better access to primary care.

A major reason that hasn't happened is there simply aren't enough primary care physicians to handle all the newly insured patients, says ACEP President Mike Gerardi, an emergency physician in New Jersey.

"They don't have anywhere to go but the emergency room," he says. "This is what we predicted. We know people come because they have to."

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Detained for Open Carry, Portland, Maine

Bill Clinton defends foundation against allegations of wrongdoing

Bill Clinton has defended his family foundation, saying it was 'absolutely not' a mistake to do business with foreign donors from questionable countries like Saudi Arabia.

The Clinton Foundation is currently causing trouble for his wife Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, with critics drawing attention to the millions the non-profit has accepted from foreign governments.

Before entering her name in the ring, Mrs Clinton left the foundation with many questioning whether she was trying to distance herself from the non-profit.

Following a wave of criticism, the foundation will now only be accepting money from six Western governments but Clinton says the move is not an acknowledgement that they had done anything wrong.

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Calvert County deputy intentionally run off road, fires shots

WASHINGTON – A Calvert County Sheriff’s deputy fired several shots Monday after his patrol vehicle was intentionally struck twice by another driver.

Around 3:10 p.m., deputies and Maryland State Police were called to Route 261, west of Quail Drive, for a report of a deputy-involved shooting.

According to the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, a patrol vehicle being driven by Deputy First Class Richard Wilson was struck by a pickup truck, left the road and skidded backwards through a fence.

The driver of the pickup truck then drove off the road and intentionally struck Wilson’s vehicle again, and accelerated to push the vehicle down an embankment.

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Where has our military gone?

While this may take a several minutes to read and absorb, it's well worth the time!

I don't know who wrote this...but I believe
it to be true, it is so very sad! It has been growing as we
have tried to make war more diplomatic and more a policing
action than the terribly violent survival act it should be
reserved to be.

Warrior leaders of General Patton’s or
General LeMay’s stature are no longer wanted. The
fundamental job of the military, "kill bad people and
break their things," has become seriously hampered
critically now by "rules of engagement"
who’s guiding logic is political, not successful,
combat. If the US military is ever defeated, it will be
because it is running the best Day Care centers in the
world. We used to go to the Officers Club or NCO Club Stag
Bar on Friday evenings to have a drink, smoke, and swap lies
with our comrades.

Having a drink with friends is now
frowned on. Smoking causes cancer and could "harm
you." Bars are seen as ‘sexist.' Our
personnel have quit patronizing their clubs because what
happens in the club is now fodder for a performance report.
In fact, now we don't have separate clubs for the ranks.
Instead we have something called "All Ranks Clubs"
or "Community Clubs." They're open to men and
women of all ranks. But no one is there. I wonder
why.

The latest brilliant thought out of Washington is that the
operators ("pilots?") flying remote pilotless
aircraft in combat areas from their plush desk at duty
stations in Nevada or Arizona should draw the same combat
pay as those real world pilots actually on board a plane in
a hostile environment while being shot at. More politically
correct logic? They say that remote vehicle operators are
subject to the same stress levels as the combat pilot
actually flying in combat. REALLY...you're bull-shitting
me!!!???

Where are the people like the dynamic leaders of the past, such as
Robin Olds, Doolittle, Patton, Ike, Boyington, Nimitz, etc.?
They are identified and forced out, that’s where they are going.

This administration doesn't want those kinds of leaders
anymore. Division commanders don't run Divisions and
Corps commanders don't run Corps. They are managed by
selected high ranking admins with other esoteric goals in
mind. Can you imagine someone today looking for a LEADER to
execute that Doolittle Raid and suggesting that it be given
to a daredevil boozer -- his only attributes: he had the
respect of his men, an awesome ability to fly, and the
organizational skills to put it all
together. If someone told me there was a chance in
hell of selecting that man today to run that mission today,
I would tell them they were either a liar or dumber than hell.

We have lost the war on rugged individualism and that,
unfortunately, is what fighting forces want to follow; not
because they have to but because they respect leaders of
that ilk. We've all run across that leader that made us
proud to follow him because you wanted to be like him and
make a difference.

We better wake the hell up! We're asking our young men and
women to go to really crappy places; some with unbearable
climates, never have a drink, and adhere to ridiculous regs
that require you to tuck your shirt into your PT uniform on
the way to the porta-potty at night, in a blinding dust
storm, because it's a uniform.

FDNY accused of 'lowering their standards' after decision to allow woman to join despite failing crucial fitness tes

A probationary firefighter is set to graduate from the New York Fire Academy without having passed a controversial physical fitness test, leading to complaints in the department.

The New York Post reports that Rebecca Wax, 33, will become the first firefighter in several years to enter the New York Fire Department having failed the Functional Skills Training test.

'They’re going to allow the first person to graduate without passing because this administration has lowered the standard,' an unnamed source told the paper.

'We’re being asked to go into a fire with someone who isn't 100 percent qualified. Our job is a team effort. If there’s a weak link in the chain, either civilians or our members can die.'

The FST is an obstacle course consisting of drills that include moving a large tire several feet and placing a heavy ladder on a wall while in 50 pounds of gear and an oxygen tank.

The test was dropped as a requirement for graduation late last year by Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro.

According to Sarinya Srisakul, president of United Women Firefighters, the test had been used for years as a training exercise, and became a requirement only in 2008.

The Forest Hills Ledger reports that Srisakul, herself a firefighter in Jackson Heights, Queens, also noted the department constantly amended the required pass times.

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Boehner: 'Giving People Medicaid Is Like Giving Them Nothing'

(CNSNews) - Under Obamacare, more people may be insured, but that isn't helping them much, House Speaker John Boehner told NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday.

"You know why there are more people insured?" Boehner asked host Chuck Todd. "Because a lot more people are on Medicaid.

"And giving -- you know, we expanded Medicaid in a big way. And giving people Medicaid insurance is almost like giving them nothing. Because there aren't -- you can't find a doctor that will see Medicaid patients. And so where do they end up? The same place they used to end up, in the emergency room."

Currently, 30 states, including the District of Columbia, have expanded Medicaid; 17 states have refused to do so; and four states are considering an expansion of their Medicaid rolls.

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Sessions: TPP Opens Immigration Floodgates, OK's Future Obama Changes

President Obama's bid for fast track trade authority along with a huge Asian trade deal fell into further trouble Sunday night when a key Republican senator charged that the deals open the door to more immigration and let the administration make future changes without congressional approval.

Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions delivered the bruising blow when he raised five questions about the Trade Promotion Authority speeding through Congress and the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal that TPA would help push.

"The president has circumvented Congress on immigration with serial regularity. But the TPA would yield new power to the executive to alter admissions while subtracting congressional checks against those actions," said a "critical alert" dispatched by the senator's office. It was provided in advance to Secrets.

Despite promises by the administration and two House committee chairmen pushing TPA and TPP that immigration would not be changed, Sessions and several outside groups said Obama could change immigration policies between trading partners at will without any congressional oversight.

"The plain language of TPA provides avenues for the administration and its trading partners to facilitate the expanded movement of foreign workers into the U.S. -- including visitor visas that are used as worker visas," said the Sessions alert.

The bases of that charge is a phrase in TPP calling it a "living agreement." Sessions and others contacted by Secrets said that means that they can be changed after Congress approves them, and also that countries can be added in the future, including China.

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Baltimore harbor water is still disgusting, probably won't be ready for swimming or fishing by 2020

The chances that you will be able to swim and fish in Baltimore's harbor by 2020 are looking slimmer than ever as high levels of fecal bacteria, excessive nutrients and algae blooms continue to plague the harbor waters.

The Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore Inc. and Blue Water Baltimore gave the harbor an overall F in their 2014 Healthy Harbor Report Card. The report ranked the water quality in the Baltimore harbor, the tidal Patapsco River and the watersheds that feed the Patapsco. The Gwynns Falls watershed was the only area that scored above an F with a D-minus.

“It’s incredible that we finally had a water body that scored higher than an F,” said Adam Lindquist, who manages the Waterfront Partnership's Healthy Harbor initiative.

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#WhiteLivesMatter

A picture online showed a white Baltimore business owner with friends standing guard in front of his establishment, protecting his livelihood from looters. The men were armed with ax handles and a big dog. The image gave me a queasy feeling. Don’t get me wrong, I sympathize with the business owner.

Baltimore’s wacko liberal mayor ordered police, “let them loot, it’s only property.”

Therefore, the business owner has every right and even a responsibility as a “man” to protect his property. Yes, despite our wimpified country, I believe testosterone managed responsibly is a good thing.

My concern is how the Left’s attitude that white lives don’t matter is affecting national race relations.

Blacks, whites and national race relations are merely pawns in the Left’s chess game to nationalize (government control) America’s supposed evil racist police departments.

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Cardin, Mikulski, Sarbanes Host Roundtable on Community Unity at Greater Baltimore Urban League

BALTIMORE – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski and Congressman John Sarbanes (All D-Md.) today led a group of clergy, business and community leaders in a roundtable discussion on Senator Cardin’s End Racial Profiling Act of 2015, federal legislation that would prohibit discriminatory racial profiling nationwide by all levels of law enforcement, and other ways to better address the needs of Baltimore’s urban communities. The elected officials and faith, community and business leaders shared their ideas on addressing the myriad challenges faced by Baltimore’s urban communities, including unemployment, crumbling infrastructure, and lack of access to health care, child care and educational opportunities. Participants shared their perspectives on ways to rebuild trust between Baltimore communities and law enforcement, spur community investment, reinvigorate Baltimore businesses and better educate and support the city’s youth.

“Senator Cardin convened today’s forum to make sure we’re in touch with faith-based groups who are very close to the ground,” said Senator Mikulski. “I’m so proud of them. Every day they’re leading the way – saving souls and saving lives. We are listening to them and getting their advice on tackling short-range problems like summer camps and summer jobs, and long-range problems like education, housing and health care. I join my colleagues in fighting for justice and jobs. And I support Sen. Cardin’s bill to end racial profiling, which is discrimination plain and simple. Families in their own communities should not have to fear they will be singled out because of their race, ethnicity, religion or national origin. When we say ‘justice for all,’ we must mean it.”

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A Viewer Writes: Look at today's WBOC Website. 4 MD stories are from Apr 29 & 30

{WSW} It's time to vote for your favorite bra!


The bras were made and hung with care 
in hopes that good people would vote and be aware 
that breast cancer affects us one and all 
and Women Supporting Women is the one to call. 
The month of May is dedicated to our Bras for a Cause nominees! They are all set up on display at the Boscov's stage in the Centre at Salisbury. Stop by to vote for your favorite one! 

No time to see the bras in person? That's OK! You can vote online! 
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Kinchlow: Should Baltimore Be a 'No White Cop' Zone?

The breaking, entering and looting of a CVS drugstore, the Mondawmin Mall, a Save-A-Lot, a Rite-Aid and other smaller businesses – including a deli, a check-cashing storefront, a liquor store and a partially completed $16 million senior citizen center – by “mourners” was no doubt owing to the fact that these businesses had somehow offended the community home to Freddie Gray.

These “civil rights demonstrators,” after their looting sprees, then loaded up their cars with stolen goods and fled, after setting more than 150 fires, as of this writing. Others burned and trashed police cars and other vehicles in Baltimore, no doubt expressing “mutual sympathy” with the Gray family. You know, kinda like those “mourners” who rioted, looted and burned in sympathy with the family of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

Apparently the folks operating these businesses should have received sensitivity training or been banned from establishing stores in black neighborhoods in the first place. They demonstrated this lack of sensitivity by opening white and black-owned stores (one or two) in “predominately African-American neighborhoods.” Perhaps the phrase “predominately African-American neighborhood” holds the key to a solution to our present problem of “white cop violence” in black neighborhoods.

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Hillary: Religion Must Surrender to Progressive Ideology

There is little question the American Left is arrogant. It is an arrogance suffused with a self-aggrandizing worldview that begins and ends with the simplest premise: You either agree with us, or you’re wrong. But not just wrong in the sense of having a different opinion. Wrong in the sense that you’re a knuckle-dragging Neanderthal at best, or the embodiment of evil itself at worst. In other words, you’re either on board with us, or you’re completely illegitimate.

The above explanation fits Hillary Clinton to a tee. At the sixth annual Women in the World Summit, Clinton brought up one of the Left’s most cherished planks, abortion on demand. “Far too many women are denied access to reproductive health care and safe childbirth,” she insisted, “and laws don’t count for much if they’re not enforced. Rights have to exist in practice, not just on paper.”

One is left to wonder what denial of access Clinton bemoans.

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FCC Commissioner: Feds May Come for Drudge

(CNSNews) – Federal Communications Commission (FCC) member Ajit Pai said over the weekend that he foresees a future in which federal regulators will seek to regulate websites based on political content, using the power of the FCC or Federal Elections Commission (FEC). He also revealed that his opposition to “net neutrality” regulations had resulted in personal harassment and threats to his family.

Speaking on a panel at the annual “Right Online” conference in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Pai told audience members, “I can tell you it has not been an easy couple of months personally. My address has been publicly released. My wife’s name, my kids’ names, my kids’ birthdays, my phone number, all kinds of threats [have come] online.”

Pai, one of two Republicans on the five-member FCC, has been an outspoken critic of net neutrality regulations passed by the agency on Feb. 6. The rules, which are set to take effect on June 12, reclassify Internet providers as utilities and command them not to block or “throttle” online traffic.

However, Pai said it was only the beginning. In the future, he said, “I could easily see this migrating over to the direction of content… What you’re seeing now is an impulse not just to regulate the roads over which traffic goes, but the traffic itself.”

Continuing, he said, “It is conceivable to me to see the government saying, ‘We think the Drudge Report is having a disproportionate effect on our political discourse. He doesn’t have to file anything with the FEC. The FCC doesn’t have the ability to regulate anything he says, and we want to start tamping down on websites like that.’”

In February, Pai co-authored an editorial with former FEC Chairman Lee Goodman that warned of efforts by those agencies to regulate content online.

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RETAIL APOCALYPSE: 6,000 CHAINS CLOSING STORES

WASHINGTON – The long feared “Retail apocalypse” may be hitting with little or no fanfare if a growing list of store-closing plans by major chains is any indication.

Major U.S. retailers have announced the closing of more than 6,000 stores from coast to coast. The list includes only those retailers which have announced plans to close more than 10 outlets this year and next.

For example, 1,784 Radio Shack stores are vanishing, 400 of the Office Depot/Office Max chain by 2016, and 340 Dollar Tree/Family Dollar stores.

The growing list of stores getting shuttered coincides with the decline in discretionary consumer spending over the past six months.
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Baltimore Mayor on Looted Vendors Staying in Baltimore: It's 'Smart Investment'

(CNSNews) - Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake took a tour of the looted Mondawmin Mall on Sunday, calling it a "great day" and thanking "all of the vendors who are here," including a company called General Growth.

"You know, they want to stay here. They want to continue their investment. And I think this was a smart -- it's certainly a smart investment because this is a growing community."

"I've been coming here since I was a child, taking my Christmas pictures with Santa, I think the Easter bunny," the mayor explained. "You can come up, General Growth, if you want to come up. Come on," she encouraged the reprentative of the mall's management company. "You sure?" she asked, when the representative (whose name she did not use) declined her offer to stand with her.

"And this is just a great day for this community to have the mall reopened. Just a wonderful day," the mayor continued.

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Baltimore Protest Leader Warns 'Devious' Media

During a radio interview Sunday, Baltimore protest leader Malik Shabazz warned show host Aaron Klein, who doubles as WND’s senior reporter, that he will be “monitoring” Klein’s coverage of the riots, along with the reporting of other major media outlets.

Shabazz, president of Black Lawyers for Justice and former national chairman of the New Black Panther Party, accused Klein of releasing “very devious writings.”

“You don’t like me,” added Shabazz. “But I come on this show today to refute you.”

Shabazz was speaking on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio,” which is broadcast on New York’s AM 970 The Answer and Philadelphia’s NewsTalk 990 AM.

The exchange took place after Klein asked Shabazz whether he takes any personal responsibility for last Saturday’s violent clashes following a breakaway protest led by the activist attorney.

The New York Times, the Associated Press, the New York Daily News, CBS local and other news media outlets each named Shabazz as a leader of the breakaway protest last Saturday.

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Court Overturns Ohio's 'Jock Tax'

Cleveland's unusual method of taxing professional athletes is illegal, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled unanimously in a pair of opinions released this morning.

Former Chicago Bears linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer and ex-Indianapolis Colts center Jeff Saturday contended they were improperly and excessively taxed for games played in Ohio -- even when one never set foot in Cleveland.

The justices agreed, saying Cleveland's scheme improperly served to tax income that the players earned outside the city and deprived them of due process.

Cleveland's method, which asserts that pro athletes are paid only for games, illegally taxes visiting athletes for income earned out of state for practices, meetings and other activities, the players' lawyers argued.

"By using the games-played method, Cleveland has reached extraterritorially, beyond its power to tax," Justice Judith Ann Lanzinger wrote about Hillenmeyer's case.

"Cleveland's power to tax reaches only that portion of a nonresident's compensation that was earned by work performed in Cleveland," she wrote.

The court's rulings overturned decisions by the state Board of Tax Appeals.

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A VERY SAD DAY IN AMERICA -- Supreme Court Affirms Ruling that Displaying US Flag is ‘Disruptive’ on Cinco de Mayo

The Supreme Court has refused to review a case concerning California school officials banning students from wearing American flag t-shirts for fear of the garments being ‘disruptive’.

The Supreme court decision was taking behind closed doors Monday. No explanation was given as to why the case of Dariano vs. Morgan Hill Unified School District will not be taken further.

The case stems from an incident in 2010 when students were ordered to remove US flag t-shirts on the Mexican national day Cinco de Mayo. School officials cited concerns that such displays of patriotism would inflame racial tensions.

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Baltimore city worker fired for watching porn on the job

WASHINGTON – A Baltimore city employee has been fired after it was discovered that he had watched 39 hours of pornography on the job over a two-week period.

The worker was a maintenance supervisor with the Department of Public Works, and brought a DVD of pornography to work, the Baltimore Sun reports. One day that he was being monitored, he watched it for nearly seven hours of his workday, the inspector general tells the Sun.

The worker has not been identified. He worked at the facilities division of the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant, on Eastern Avenue, was suspended without pay last September and fired Jan. 20.

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Concussions Are Most Likely During Practice In High School And College

Parents worry about a child getting a concussion in the heat of competition, but they also need to be thinking about what happens during practices, a study finds.

High school and college football players are more likely to suffer a concussion during practices than in a game, according a study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics.Here are the numbers:

In youth games, 54 percent of concussions happened during games.

In high school and college, just 42 percent of concussions happened during games, with 58 percent during practices.

Overall, college students had the highest rate of concussions during games, with 3.74 per 1,000 games compared to 2.01 for high schoolers and 2.38 for youths. High schoolers had the highest rates during practices.

Baltimore Received $1.8 Billion from Obama’s Stimulus Law

The city of Baltimore received over $1.8 billion from President Barack Obama’s stimulus law, including $467.1 million to invest in education and $26.5 million for crime prevention.

President Obama claimed last Tuesday that if the Republican-controlled Congress would implement his policies to make “massive investments in urban communities,” they could “make a difference right now” in the city, currently in upheaval following the death of Freddie Gray.

However, a Washington Free Beacon analysis found that the Obama administration and Democratically-controlled Congress did make a “massive” investment into Baltimore, appropriating $1,831,768,487 though the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), commonly known as the stimulus.

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Body Cameras

The Justice Department funneled $20 million into a body-worn camera program. Law enforcement officers would wear cameras that record their interactions with the public. The $20 million pilot is part of President Barack Obama's proposal to spend $75 million on 50,000 cameras, with $17 million going to grants to purchase the cameras, $2 million for training and another $1 million to evaluate the cameras and study best practices. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said the body-worn cameras would improve transparency and accountability for law enforcement agencies.

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Apple Confirms: Tattoos May Mess With Apple Watch

Following last week’s launch of the Apple Watch, some tattooed users of the device complained that their new smartwatches weren’t working properly when worn on heavily inked wrists. Apple has now updated its website to explain that there is indeed the chance that a user’s tattoo may interfere with the sensors on the Apple Watch. 

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ISIS CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY FOR ATTACK ON MUHAMMAD CARTOON EVENT IN TEXAS.

MillerCoors Sued For Selling Blue Moon As A Craft Beer

To some people, the term “craft beer” implies that the brew is made in limited quantities and implies some level of independence from industry giants like MillerCoors and AB InBev. To others, it may mean just any brand that runs fewer than 10 commercials during your average Sunday NFL game. A recently filed lawsuit raises the question of whether anything made by these giant beer behemoths can justifiably be labeled a craft beer. 

Community Furious That School Cafeterias Served Smelly 6-Year-Old Pork To Kids

You might not take your kids all that seriously when they complain about the gross mystery meat served in their school cafeteria, but the children in some schools in Hawkins County, Tennessee had a right to complain last week when they were served pork that had been sitting in the freezer since 2009. 

Being Declared Dead By The Social Security Administration Is Very Inconvenient

Being dead is very inconvenient, but having the government believe that you’re dead when you aren’t is even more inconvenient. Yet the Social Security Administration accidentally declares about 9,000 people living in the United States dead every year. Yet when this happens to someone, they struggle to find help and to get anyone to believe them so they can be brought back to life financially. 

Airlines Raking In More Cash From Bag, Reservation Fees

While airlines didn’t bring in as much income last year as they did in 2013, a new report says they’re still sitting pretty thanks to people willing to pay reservation and checked bag fees. 

Nearly 35% Of Consumers Have Never Checked Their Credit Reports

While consumers are often urged to take advantage of the free once-a-year opportunity to request a credit report and make sure they aren’t riddled with errors, a new survey suggests many Americans simply aren’t heeding the suggestion. 

Rand Paul leaves Homeland Security Chief speechless, challenged on 4th amendment