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Saturday, July 11, 2015

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Inside D.C.’s first cat cafe, where you can cuddle by the hour

You probably won’t get a chance to pet Olivia. The gray-and-white spotted kitty is the current favorite at Crumbs & Whiskers, the Georgetown cat cafe that opens Saturday. But because Olivia is so friendly — making her way from lap to lap, purring and mewing and begging for a scratch behind the ears — she may well be adopted before then. ¶ And if that happens, the cafe’s 24-year-old owner, Kanchan Singh, will burst into tears. ¶ Not for the first time.

“Olivia and I had a moment the first day,” she says. “We were both on the pillows, and Olivia and I had a moment, and then I cried to her. She was in pain, and I could tell. I’m going to cry again. Oh my gosh, I’m such a baby.”

Singh has a big heart. Her fans have big pockets. Those two things came together via a nearly $36,000 Kickstarter campaign to create this bright two-story space at Wisconsin Avenue and O Street NW, where people will pay $12 an hour ($10 on weekdays) to pet cats.

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Aquarium Plans Annual Dolphin Count For July 17

OCEAN CITY — The public is invited to join the National Aquarium’s Animal Rescue team for its annual Animal Rescue Fundraiser on Thursday, July 16, followed by the annual Maryland Dolphin Count along the Atlantic coast of Maryland on Friday, July 17.

The National Aquarium will host a fun-filled afternoon at Seacrets: Jamaica USA in support of the organization’s Animal Rescue program on Thursday, July 16 from 3:30-9 p.m. Attendees can enjoy family-friendly activities including crafts and games from 3:30-5 p.m., and from 5-9 p.m., adults, age 21 and up, can enjoy games and a special raffle to win a behind-the-scenes experience at the National Aquarium. One hundred percent of the evening’s $5 cover will be donated directly to the Animal Rescue program.

On Friday, July 17, from 8-11 a.m., staff and volunteers of all ages will help record dolphin sightings at three established beach locations to help determine the state’s dolphin population. Participation and attendance to the dolphin count event is free and open to the public.

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Toxic Fracking Water Being Used to Water Crops During California Drought

It was reported last week that many crops in the drought-stricken state of California are actually being irrigated with fracking wastewater.

Fracking is the process of drilling down into the earth before a high-pressure water mixture is directed at the rock to release the gas inside. Water, sand and chemicals are injected into the rock at high pressure, which allows the gas to flow out to the head of the well. Wastewater produced from this process is highly toxic and filled with a variety of chemicals. In many cases, people who live near fracking sites have been able to set fire to the water and air that comes through their pipes.

In the midst of the recent drought in California, it was discovered that fracking wastewater has been used on crops for over 20 years. The Cawelo Water District, a guild comprised of local farmers, has been cooperating with oil firms in the area to recycle their wastewater for food production.

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White House Finds Way Around Hobby Lobby Birth Control Decision

The Obama administration on Friday issued its final rules for employers who morally object to covering birth control in their health insurance plans. The accommodation ensures that all employed women, unless they work for a place of worship, will still have their birth control covered at no cost to them, even if their employers refuse to cover it.

Under the new rule, a closely held for-profit company that objects to covering contraception in its health plan can write a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services stating its objection. HHS will then notify a third-party insurer of the company's objection, and the insurer will provide birth control coverage to the company's female employees at no additional cost to the company.

“Women across the country should have access to preventive services, including contraception,” HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell said in a statement. “At the same time, we recognize the deeply held views on these issues, and we are committed to securing women’s access to important preventive services at no additional cost under the Affordable Care Act, while respecting religious beliefs.”

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Internet Sensation “Tyrone”

Internet sensation Tyrone Jones, 34, was shot three times in the chest after approaching Darnell Williams, a resident of Houston, asking to have a moment with his wife, implying engaging in a sexual act. According to eye witnesses, Tyrone aggressively approached Williams and was asked several times to leave the property. When Jones and his crew refused to leave, Williams pulled a 9 millimeter pistol out and shot him three times in the chest. Jones’ crew immediately explained that it was a prank which was being filmed. Williams then dialed 911, to report the shooting.

“Well even though it was a prank, it was just stupid. He deserved to be shot” said Williams’ wife, Serita. Jones was rushed to the Texas Medical Center. He is expected to recover soon. “I’m just happy to be alive. I was just tryna see what his wife was willing to do” says Tyrone.Darnell Williams was arrested on the scene and charged with aggravated assault with a firearm, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Williams was currently out on parole and has no bond. Authorities have also charged Tyrone with criminal trespassing. Jones will be arrested upon his release from the hospital.
Tyrone Jones rose to fame on YouTube and Facebook after a series of videos of him approaching couples and demanding sexual, crude acts.

Here is a Video of “Tyrone”

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Six Shot Thursday Night In Baltimore

Six people were shot in the city Thursday night.

One of the victims was in grave condition when he was taken to the hospital. The 31-year old-man was shot in the head. Detectives are looking for suspects in that shooting. It happened along the 3400 block of Chesterfield Avenue.

Two men walked into a hospital after being shot around 9:45 p.m. in the 500 block of East Preston Street.

Ten minutes later, police were called to investigate a shooting on Lake Avenue. A 14-year-old was shot in the arm.

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Cop Buys Illegal Drugs On Duty, Sent On Paid Discretionary Leave

A Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper, Mark D. Williams, has been arrested and charged after the Tennessee Bureau of Investigator’s Drug Investigation Division caught him buying hydrocodone, a schedule II controlled substance, from Elliot Goode, a suspected drug dealer, on June 19. According to the TBI, Williams was on duty and in his THP uniform during the transaction.

Williams and Goode were arrested and taken to Lauderdale County Jail. While Williams was given a $10,000 bond, Goode’s bond was set at $7,500.

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Council Moves Ahead With Beach Ball Water Tower

OCEAN CITY – The Mayor and City Council officially approved a beach ball design for the new 1st Street Elevated Water Storage Tank.

A few weeks ago, the Mayor and City Council voted to alter the 1st Street Elevated Water Tank bid package that had already been sent out to add a cost estimate to paint the tower into a beach ball design.

The council’s vote was prompted by the interest of multiple parties, such as the Downtown Association and Jim Motsko of the White Marlin Open, to change the logo that is currently included in the bid package from the “standard logo” that reads “Welcome to Ocean City, Thank You for Visiting Ocean City.” The standard logo can be seen on the 64th Street and 136th Street water tanks.

The council wanted to investigate the current cost of a beach ball design. However, when the idea was first brought up by former Councilman Buck Mann about 20 years ago, the custom paint job alone would have cost the town at least $50,000 at that time.

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2 Hospitalized Following Pedestrian Accident In Ocean City

OCEAN CITY, Md. (WJZ)—Two people are taken to the hospital after being struck by a vehicle in Ocean City.

It happened just before 4:00 p.m. at 2nd Street and Baltimore Avenue.

Officials say a vehicle was attempting to switch lanes when it struck a second vehicle.

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Savage: 'Big Pharma' Smearing Fish Oil

Talk-radio host Michael Savage, who has a Ph.D. in epidemiology and nutrition from Cal Berkeley, says the continued confusion and negative reporting about fish oil supplements is part of a “war” carried out by “Big Pharma.”

The major drug companies, Savage told WND, are going after fish oils to peddle cholesterol-reducing drugs such as Lipitor.

“They are on a warpath against all non-prescription supplements that work better than drugs,” Savage said.

The supplements are “safer and cheaper than drugs and bad for their business.”

The Washington Post reported Wednesday the National Health Institute’s mixed message on its website. On one page, the NIH endorsed taking fish oil supplements, saying they are likely effective for heart disease. But on another it suggested the supplements are useless: “Omega-3s in supplement form have not been shown to protect against heart disease.”

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What Clinton could learn from O'Malley on banking

Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley, currently polling in the low nothings, needs attention. He wants to be the lefty alternative to Hillary Clinton, but the leftier Bernie Sanders has been stealing his thunder. Unfortunately, when O’Malley unveiled an aggressive Wall Street-bashing financial reform plan on Thursday, the initial attention focused on the plan’s first footnote, which cited a bogus story from a satirical website about former Attorney General Eric Holder taking a $77 million-a-year job at JP Morgan Chase. Clearly, O’Malley’s research staff is not too big to fail.

But beyond the unforced error, O’Malley’s plan—along with the antagonistic “open letter” to Wall Street megabanks that accompanied it—deserves some attention. It echoes much of the wrongheaded analysis and ideas we’ve been hearing from Sanders, but behind the fiery break-up-the-banks rhetoric and blustery throw-the-bad-guys-in-jail posturing, some of its most significant proposals are relatively thoughtful. Its pros and cons also suggest a potential path for Clinton, a way she can appeal to her party’s populist yearning without embracing policy demagoguery or ignoring the Obama administration’s progress on reform.

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Al Sharpton Threatens Kid Rock Over Confederate Flag… Here’s His BRUTAL Response

Race baiter and tax evader, Al Sharpton and his National Action Network have demanded that Southern rocker Kid Rock denounce the Confederate flag or else!

Members of the Detroit based civil rights group are demanding that Kid Rock denounce the flag publicly, and they are threatening to remove his name from an art exhibit that he actually funded at the Detroit Historical Museum if he doesn’t do what they want. What scumbags.

Kid Rock, whose actual name is Robert James Ritchie was born and raised in and around Detroit just like rock star, hunter, and political activist Ted Nugent! Hell yeah!!!

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Assateague National Park fees to increase on July 15

Assateague Island National Seashore will increase prices effective July 15 for admissions and services — except for annual passes, which will increase next year — after taking into account public comment and a review of the amenities.

“We got a feel for how the public felt about the implementation,” Liz Davis, spokeswoman for the park, said. “Word came down at the end of May for how this was going to be structured.”

In response to the feedback, the start date of the fee increase for annual passes will wait until the next calendar year, when existing issued passes were due to expire anyway. The rate for an annual pass will increase from $30 to $40.

The per-person fee, scheduled to increase from $3 to $10 has instead been rolled back to $5, despite the fees’ relatively small use.

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Gohmert: Ginsburg, Kagan ‘Violated the Constitution,’ Didn’t Recuse Themselves

(CNSNews) – Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) told C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” on Wednesday that Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Ruth Bader Ginsburg “acted illegally” by not recusing themselves before weighing in on same-sex marriage.

“Two of our justices – Kagan and Ginsberg – had presided over same-sex marriage. So there was no question they believed it was constitutional. That means they were disqualified. The law 28 USC 455 says: ‘Any justice, judge or magistrate of the United States shall disqualify’ – not maybe – ‘shall disqualify in any proceeding in which impartiality might reasonably be questioned,’” Gohmert said.

Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore told CNSNews that was grounds for impeachment for both justices.

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Learn More About Native-American Artifacts

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Learn More About Native-American Artifacts
Folks on the Eastern Shore have known for generations that finding bits and pieces of artifacts left by the Native-Americans who lived here centuries ago was really easy! Collector Terry Crannell, who had been doing just that for more than fifty years, recalls riding his bike out to newly plowed fields after school most days when he was just a young boy, walking the field and simply picking up hundreds of items. So have others! And few can deny the lure, thrill, even disappointments of this traditional hobby. Though many have turned the hobby into a profession and occupation! 

There is an amazing wealth of knowledge about our earliest Delmarva residents’ way of life – what they ate, how they moved around, hunted, fought, played – that can be discerned from these artifacts. That is the realm of Dr. Ed Otter, professional archeaologist and historian and founder and principal of Edward Otter Inc. Otter earned his PhD in Archaeology from Catholic University and has for more than 30 years been conducting archaeological field studies for federal, state, and local governments and businesses, as well as writing about his findings. For Crannell, a Dorchester County native, this fascination with collecting led him to actively study prehistoric man and artifacts by attending conferences at the Mid-Atlantic Archaeological Conference, Ohio State symposiums and the Smithsonian Institute. For the last eight years he has been artifact curator for the Dorchester County Historical Society, and is past president of the Mid-Shore Archaeological Society. Together, Crannell and Otter will present a very special program on this topic on July 26, Sunday, from 1 to 4 in Mardela Springs. 


If Hillary Makes It To The White House, So Will Huma Abedin

If the phone rings at 3 a.m. in the Hillary Clinton White House, the person answering reportedly will be Huma Abedin, her “body woman.”

Abedin was “the only official channel to Clinton over the past year” and has been “elevated to the most senior member of Clinton’s old guard,” Politico.com’s Annie Karni states.

“Huma’s influence is so pervasive, and Hillary’s dependence on her so total, that it is expected she will have her own bedroom upstairs in the White House,” a Clinton associate told OrbMagazine’s Richard Turley.

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Cincinnati Cops Finally Call Black-on-white Attack a Hate Crime

Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell has petitioned the Hamilton County prosecutor to charge black suspects involved in a horrific public street beating of a white man with hate crimes.

As WND previously reported, a mob of black youths beat and bloodied a white male in Fountain Square in Cincinnati during a hip-hop concert on the Fourth of July. A video of the shocking scene, post-attack, showed blacks youths standing around the bloodied, unconscious man, laughing, joking and screaming. Two black males were later arrested, Jy Quynn Britten and Gary Sheffield.

Now, authorities say the attack, described as “anti-white” in the original incident report from officer Alicia Essert, is actually going to be pursued as a formal hate crime, the Blaze reported.

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Revealed: IRS Plan to Prosecute Obama's Political Enemies

Documents show FBI, Lerner tried to 'concoct some reason' to jail opponents

Judicial Watch has released documents obtained from the Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service that confirm a strategy to prosecute conservatives who publicly oppose President Obama’s policies.

“These new documents show that the Obama IRS scandal is also an Obama DOJ and FBI scandal,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “The FBI and Justice Department worked with [IRS official] Lois Lerner and the IRS to concoct some reason to put President Obama’s opponents in jail before his re-election.”

Fitton said the “abuse resulted in the FBI’s illegally obtaining confidential taxpayer information.”

“How can the Justice Department and the FBI investigate the very scandal in which they are implicated?” he asked.

The internal documents uncovered by Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information Act request confirm the transfer of millions of pages of confidential taxpayer records from the IRS to the DOJ.

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Microsoft Lays Off 7800, Demands More Immigrant Workers

Tech giant Microsoft announced Wednesday that it will be laying off approximately 7,800 employees worldwide, bringing a denunciation from a federal lawmaker who says the firings expose the company’s calls for more immigration.

The firings, which will eliminate about 7 percent of the company’s workforce, are concentrated in Microsoft’s troubled mobile phone business, and will eliminate most of the remaining employees from its purchase of Nokia’s phone operation in 2013. Only some of the layoffs are in the U.S., with Finland being hit especially hard with over 2,ooo jobs lost. The firings follow up on the 18,000 layoffs the company made last year, which were also concentrated in the phone business.

Now, Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama is slamming Microsoft, saying the layoffs show it is being dishonest when it lobbies for increased immigration into the United States.

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DC WANTS TO GIVE NON-CITIZENS THE RIGHT TO VOTE

“They are our neighbors and our friends and they want to see our city flourish, yet they have no say in how the city’s government is run,” said a DC councilwoman

District of Columbia council members voiced their support Wednesday for a new law that would allow non-citizens to vote in local elections.

“These are residents who are well on their paths to citizenship,” Councilman David Grosso said. “Unfortunately not all of our residents have a say in the politicians who are elected to represent them.”

The bill would allow permanent residents in the city who are not American citizens to vote in elections for mayor, city council, the attorney general and State Board of Education members, among other things.

“They are our neighbors and our friends and they want to see our city flourish, yet they have no say in how the city’s government is run,” said Councilwoman Elissa Silverman.

14-Acre Family Resort In WOC Continually Evolving; Shipwreck Cove Newest Amenity

WEST OCEAN CITY – To motorists passing by on Route 50, the Francis Scott Key Family Resort looks just as it has for years.

The picturesque red lodge sits back among a copse of trees within sight of the busy highway. What passersby don’t realize is that behind the familiar red building the expansive property is now home to several pools, a collection of cabins, a pond, a picnic pavilion and just about everything else a family on vacation could want.

“People are always shocked when they come in the driveway,” said Annemarie Dickerson, who operates the resort with her husband, Jim. “They think we’re just one building but we’re 14 acres.”

The 232-room resort unveiled yet another attraction this spring — a 2,000-square-foot pirate ship. Labeled Shipwreck Cove, the enormous stamped concrete structure houses a bar and sunbathing deck alongside a pool and nine-hole miniature golf course. Dickerson said the ship, which was built this past winter, was the culmination of years of planning. The Francis Scott Key’s recreational facilities have been gradually revamped during the past decade, beginning with the indoor pool in 2005 and the installation of a splash pad in 2009.

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Northwest Ohio Judge Refuses To Perform Gay Marriage

"The declination was based upon my personal and Christian beliefs established over many years," the judge said

A northwest Ohio municipal judge assigned to a courtroom where civil marriages are performed refused to marry two women less than two weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage, the judge’s office confirmed on Wednesday.

Toledo Municipal Judge Allen McConnell was on a three-week rotation assigned to perform civil ceremonies on Monday when Carolyn Wilson and her partner asked to be married. McConnell acknowledged the decision in a Wednesday statement.

“On Monday, July 6, I declined to marry a non-traditional couple during my duties assignment,” he said. “The declination was based upon my personal and Christian beliefs established over many years. I apologize to the couple for the delay they experienced and wish them the best.”

On June 26, the Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry, handing a historic triumph to the gay rights movement.

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Congress Wants Criminal Probe Of Official Who Used Private Email

Members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee called for a criminal investigation of a former agency chair accused of lying to Congress about his private email use.

Rafael Moure-Eraso, former head of the Chemical Safety Board, has come under fire for using a personal email account to conduct government affairs in a number of congressional hearings on his management of the agency.

The embattled official said under oath at a June 2014 hearing that he had stopped using private emails "about a year and a half" before his appearance, Reps. Jason Chaffetz and Elijah Cummings said in a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch Wednesday.

But the Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general — which oversees the Chemical Safety Board — later gave the Oversight Committee evidence that Moure-Eraso had continued conducting government affairs on his private account "until a much later date," Chaffetz and Cummings said.

Moure-Eraso also falsely testified that he had consulted with the Chemical Safety Board's general counsel before signing off on a request to tap the emails of two of his own employees, a claim the inspector general later debunked, the letter noted.

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School threatens to call DHS if parents show up late

SALEM, Oregon – It is time for schools to become a lot more direct with parents who fail to meet their obligations toward their children?

A recent letter, sent to the parents of students at Swegle Elementary in Salem, Oregon, was rather blunt and tactless, but nonetheless honest.

It tells parents that law enforcement will be notified if their children are not picked up promptly from school, and includes a clarification of when their children need to be at school if they want to eat free breakfast, the Statesman Journal reports.

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Democrats Propose Bill To Lift Decades-old Abortion Restrictions

Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., and dozens of others Democrats have introduced legislation aimed at lifting federal restrictions on abortion that have been in place for decades.

Her Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance Act would gut the so-called Hyde Amendment, which bans federal funding for abortion except in instances of rape, incest or "where a physical condition endangers a woman's life unless an abortion is performed." The amendment has been reinstated annually since it first appeared in 1976, and is seen as a bipartisan compromise on the controversial issue of abortion.

"In essence the bill would end the harmful Hyde Amendment policies that restrict a woman's ability to make the best healthcare decisions for herself and her family," Lee's office said in a press release.

The bill would return abortion coverage for people who get coverage under Medicaid and Medicare, are enrolled in a government-managed health insurance program under their employer or are covered by a government provider such as the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to All Above All, an organization that "unites organizations and individuals to build support for lifting the bans that deny abortion coverage," according to its website.

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Congressman Andy Harris Supports Cures on House Floor

WASHINGTON, DC: Last night, Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) spoke on the floor in support of the “21st Century Cures Act,” which will be voted on in the House today. This bill will take bold action to accelerate the discovery, development, and delivery of promising new treatments and cures for patients, as well as maintains our nation’s standing as the biomedical innovation capital of the world.

“Is there anyone in the country who doesn’t believe that we will cure diseases like Alzheimer’s or ALS? It’s only a matter of time and the investment that we place in it,” said Dr. Harris.

Congressman Harris’ Innovation Prize Program Amendment, which will establish an Innovation Prize Program to encourage competition in the field of biomedical science, passed in the House this morning. The Innovation Prize Program (I-Prize) establishes an X-Prize type program, which will identify and fund areas of biomedical science that could lead to significant advances, through the creation of a prize competition.

The 21st Century Cures Act included several provisions written by Congressman Harris. These provisions focus on more funding for young scientists during their peak age of discovery, increasing investments in high-risk high-reward projects, and increasing efficiency and accountability at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Republicans subpoena John Kerry for Keystone Documents

House Republicans on Wednesday issued a subpoena to Secretary of State John Kerry demanding that he turn over the government paper trail on the Keystone XL Pipeline permit process that has spanned nearly seven years.

"Congress has a right to review these documents," said Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Utah Republican who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform panel.

Chaffetz said State has been "uncooperative" in responding to the committee's request for documents, and said his subpoena is both "necessary and appropriate."

"We will not be stymied in carrying out our responsibility to the American people to effectively oversee the executive branch," he said.

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Illegals Refuse To Give Up Three-year Amnesties

DHS discovers 500 more illegal permits issued in violation of judge’s order

The Homeland Security Department is predictably having a devil of a time trying to get illegal immigrants to send back their three-year amnesty approvals, administration lawyers said as they admitted to a federal judge Thursday, saying that more than 40 percent of them remain outstanding.

And in another bungle, the department said it’s discovered another 500 amnesties that were mailed after Judge Andrew S. Hanen issued an injunction halting the program.

That’s in addition to the 2,000 that the government had previously admitted to sending out after the injunction — moves that have already pushed Judge Hanen to call Secretary Jeh Johnson to appear personally in his courtroom next month to defend himself.

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Raze and rebuild plan for Bdwk’s Royalton Hotel

Although actual work will not start until the fall, the Ocean City Development Corporation is planning to help finance a tear-down and reconstruction of the Royalton Hotel, a landmark Boardwalk property at 11th Street that dates back to the 1920s.

This week, the City Council signed on to an application from the OCDC to the State of Maryland for up to $475,000 in grant funding from the Maryland Strategic Demolition and Smart Growth Impact Fund.

This money would be used to help with what is expected to be a difficult demolition of the existing Royalton building, which has developed structural deficiency issues because of its age

“The demolition would occur this fall and by next summer you’d see just the retail component, and then by the following summer you’d see the new hotel and employee housing,” said OCDC Executive Director Glenn Irwin.

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Father receives card from estranged gay son 20 years after his death

Duane Schrock, Jr. was estranged from his father, who wasn't comfortable with his son being gay. In a sweet gesture, Schrock sent a Father's Day card in 1989 to try and reconnect, but the letter never arrived. Until now.

Duane Schrock, Sr. is now 87 years old and living in Lynchburg, Virginia. He recently received the letter from his son a full 26 years after it was postmarked. It was like getting a message from beyond the grave for the father, whose son passed away in 1995 from AIDS complications at the young age of 45.

"I still kind of tear up when I think about it," Schrock Sr. told Virginia's WSET. "To get it a few days after Father's Day [but] mailed in 1989."
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Anti-foreigner Attitudes Taking Root In Germany

President Joachim Gauck on Thursday condemned a recent rise in "vile" attacks on refugee shelters in Germany and warned that xenophobic attitudes were taking root in the country.

The comments by the head of state underline growing concern about hostility towards immigrants in Germany, which last year saw the emergence of the grassroots anti-Islam group PEGIDA.

Since the beginning of the year, there have been 150 attacks on refugee shelters -- nearly as many as in the whole of 2014.

"We are seeing xenophobic attitudes taking root and that some people aren't even shying away from carrying out attacks," Gauck said in a speech in Berlin.

"I'm referring to what we have recently experienced again with these vile attacks on refugee homes. It's unbearable."

Gauck called on citizens to stand up and defend Germany's democratic and liberal values by welcoming refugees from countries afflicted by war and human rights abuses.

Germany was shocked in 2011 by revelations that a small neo-Nazi cell, the National Socialist Underground (NSU), had murdered nine immigrants and a policewoman, and carried out bombings and bank robberies. Security services and police had failed for a decade to detect the NSU's existence.

Gauck, a former pastor in old Communist East Germany, has little real power as president but his words carry moral weight.

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Rich Californians balk at limits: ‘We’re not all equal when it comes to water’

RANCHO SANTA FE, CALIF. — Drought or no drought, Steve Yuhas resents the idea that it is somehow shameful to be a water hog. If you can pay for it, he argues, you should get your water.

People “should not be forced to live on property with brown lawns, golf on brown courses or apologize for wanting their gardens to be beautiful,” Yuhas fumed recently on social media. “We pay significant property taxes based on where we live,” he added in an interview. “And, no, we’re not all equal when it comes to water.”

Yuhas lives in the ultra-wealthy enclave of Rancho Santa Fe, a bucolic Southern California hamlet of ranches, gated communities and country clubs that guzzles five times more water per capita than the statewide average. In April, after Gov. Jerry Brown (D) called for a 25 percent reduction in water use, consumption in Rancho Santa Fe went up by 9 percent.

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U.S. High Schools Embrace Shooting as Hot New Sport

The giddy 13-year-old boys oohed and aahed as they stared down the black shotgun barrels and aimed at clay targets they imagined whizzing through the air.

“You guys are welcome to test any of these out,” said Dusty Minke, a sales agent for Browning, as the teens elbowed each other for spots at his kiosk. “We’ve actually had a couple of kids who did so good on the test range that they were like, ‘Can I use this for my rounds?’ We let ‘em, and their scores went up -- and they’ll hopefully go and buy one.”

It was day six of the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League championship, the world’s biggest shooting-sport event. Minke could see potential customers in every direction, kids as young as 11 who’d tumbled out of their parents’ cars in camouflage T-shirts beginning at 7 a.m.

In 2009, the contest’s first year, it drew 30 shooters. In June there were 5,134, more than 20,000 spectators and sponsors including Benelli Armi SpA and SKB Shotguns.

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Cop Sacked For Exposing Wrongdoings In His Department In North Carolina

Police wickedness and brutalities toward innocent citizens of the United States is not new. For some time now, almost every single news item we publish about the police is centered around their brutal wrongdoings.

However, it is regularly argued that not all cops are bad, and this is true. This cop didn’t follow the bad ones. In fact, the good thing he tried to do has cost him his job.

Curt Stansbury- a 25-year-old former Sergeant from the Wilmington Police Department (WPD), in North Carolina, has come forward to allege that he was fired for trying to expose the corruption within the ranks of his department.

The Free Thought Project, published a letter he wrote to local media outlets in Wilmington, which explained the hostile workplace environment in which he worked, and how trying to change it got him fired from his job.

“Today is a sad day, a day where justice, fairness and professionalism are far from being honored. Over 10 years ago I stood up for officers and citizens of this community when the Wilmington Police Department went into a dismal spiral of low moral, corrupt behaviors and a good ole boy network that only advanced those on the in and harmed those who wanted the right,” the letter said.

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The Metalhead Kids Are All Right

A new study finds 1980s heavy metal fans have matured into responsible adults.

Among Americans' periodic periods of panic over the corrosiveness of pop culture, the 1980s campaign to vilify heavy metal music stands out for the decibel level of both the music and the protests.

With dramatic testimony in courtrooms and at Congressional hearings, concerned parents and even government officials warned that groups like Iron Maiden and Metallica were enticing our teenagers into moral and spiritual darkness—up to and including devil worship.

So now that three decades have passed since this alleged attempt by Satan to infiltrate young brains via eardrum-shattering sounds, how are those headbangers doing? Did their punishingly loud and intense music send them spiraling into lives of despair?

Not so, according to a newly published study. In fact, researchers find that former metal fans "were significantly happier in their youth, and better adjusted currently" compared to their peers who preferred other musical genres, and to a parallel group of current college students.

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Black Chicago Men Start KKK Chapter, Cite Declining Culture

Chicago – A group of black men from the southside of Chicago have started a local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan, saying that local blacks have devastated the area.

Jerome Jenkins, who organized the group, stated, “this area has become a war zone and we are prepared to take back our streets. These pants-sagging delinquents have no respect for anyone, including themselves. We are good wholesome Christian men, who agreed with the message being delivered by the KKK. These hood-dwellers need to be taken down a notch. We’ve held daily prayer for these streets for years, but God is taking too long — I believe he wants us to take action. We are calling on all members of this ravaged community to join our cause. Fight against these people, stand with the KKK, and bring the black race back to a time when we were respected.”

“I know many people will question our decision to join the KKK, as they have a shaky past,” Jenkins continued. “However, the past is in the past and their message is about love and acceptance now. Them allowing us to join the KKK proves that. We have love and respect for all people; white, black, brown or other. Who we have no respect for is those who are willing to tear apart our community.”

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HISTORICAL COMMENTS BY GEORGE CHEVALLIER 7-11-15

Hobbies

Everyone has had a hobby sometime in his/her life. From the time we are small children throughout our lives we tend to gravitate toward accumulating something of a similar nature. By doing so, we have become a hobbyist. I guess I was born with it because my mother used to tell me that she could set me down on the living room floor with a two-quart pot full of clothes pins when I was only two. I would then separate them by style making two neat piles of each. The two styles were the kind with the spring and the kind without. From there, I don’t remember much before St. Francis. The nuns corresponded with the missionaries in Africa, and they would auction off the stamps on the letters. I thought they were very exotic, being from so far away. That began when I was ten. The following year I joined the Boy Scouts and quickly earned my coin collecting merit badge. Coin collecting became a life-long passion, and I had good advice from the older collectors in the community. Two things that always stuck with me were: 1. Always buy the guide book before you buy the collectible, and 2. Remember, you are buying the coin – not the holder. Learn to grade coins on your own. Never believe what someone else thinks. Grading coins is purely subjective, and your opinion might be different from that of the person selling the coin.

Always collect something because you like it. Any monetary return derived later is a plus. I always had simple rules that I followed faithfully. The first rule was to ask myself two questions. The first question was, “Do I have it?” and the second was, “ Have I ever seen it before?” If I answered “no” to these two questions, I bought it. I might find one cheaper or in better condition later, but acquiring the first one was the most important thing. The second rule was that I always pulled the price tag from the item as soon as I got it home, and I immediately forgot what I paid for it. It didn’t matter because I never intended to sell it. Acquiring the collectible was the preeminent thought in my mind.

I had every baseball card from my youth and kept them in pristine condition through the years. I had to learn what one year was from another because we didn’t think about that when I was young. Last year’s cards were, well, last year’s cards. I frequently bought other boys’ old cards for a small amount because they might contain a player that had retired and was not in the current issue. My cards eventually went to a dealer inPhiladelphia that had been after me for years to sell them to him. I had finished the sets, and they were just sitting there. Once a collector finishes a collection, the hunt is over, and so is the joy of finding that next item.

I have always separated collectors into three categories. The first is the Pure Collector. He collects for the pure joy of collecting. The second is the Closet Collector. He collects, but doesn’t want anyone to know he collects. This may be due to his fears of someone robbing him. The third collector is what I call the Profile Collector. He is quick to point out the value of everything he has. Value to him is more important than rarity, and that is sad. Anyone can spend great amounts of money to impress somebody else, but that defeats the purpose of collecting. Collecting should be something at which you spend more time than money. I used to tell the younger collectors that the difference between us was that my strategy was to “seek and find”, whereas theirs was to just show up and spend.

Having a hobby can provide many hours of enjoyment even when you are not acquiring anything new to your collections. My father was a passionate advocate of the game of golf. He always wanted me to take up the game. He appreciated my collecting, but he never fully understood it. I tried to explain to him that if you compared the two hobbies, his skills would erode with age, and he would never be as good as he once was. In collecting, your collections only get better with age. Collecting doesn’t need the constant practice and attention some other hobbies demand. And my hobby now is the history ofSalisbury, and I love it.

Fox Theatre delays license request until at least August

Fox Theatre’s intention to sell beer and wine at its uptown location has hit another snag and won’t get a hearing before the Worcester County Board of License Commissioners until August, according to Fox’s attorney, Joe Moore.

“We haven’t resolved the issue of what type of liquor license to pursue,” Moore said.

The theater chain originally applied for a Class B, 7-day, beer and wine license and had been scheduled to appear at the June 17 meeting of the Board of License Commissioners, the governing board for liquor licenses in Worcester County. A Class B license could allow sales of beer and wine both as an on-site purchase and for takeaway.

“For a Class B, food ordered from a menu is generally required,” Moore said.

Maryland license code’s rule 11 requires Class B license holders to “have available from the regular menu, hot meals between the hours of 12 p.m. and 9 p.m. provided the premises are open to the public.”

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Clarke Family Fire Recovery Fund


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Jayme and Thomas are known and loved by many in the Salisbury/Ocean City area and have lost nearly everything. A fire tore through their home early this morning,(Friday July 10th) sending Jax & Jayme to the hospital. Jax has since been released and Jayme is still in ICU for smoke inhallation. We all wish for a speedy recovery, but at this time Thomas is unable to work and is taking care of Jax while Jayme is in the hospital. We are looking to help them recover what they have lost, and help with immediate and lasting expenses as they go through this difficult time.
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Public Information Scandal in QA County

"What are they trying to hide?" Public officials Jim Moran, Gregg Todd demand $900.00 from woman asking to read public emails.

Shocked at Commissioner Moran's plan to compromise the safety of Kent Island's children by building a large homeless shelter near four schools, park and trail, Kent Island resident Jean Keister asked to see recent emails between Moran, County Administrator Gregg Todd, and the following: Governor Hogan, DHCD Secretary Holt, QAC Housing Director Mike Clark, and Haven Ministries director Krista Pettit. (Under the law, emails of public officials are public record.)

After being asked to remit $900.00, "My first thought was: what are they trying to hide?" Keister told SOS. "How can any private citizen be expected to pay such an outrageous fee? That's almost as much as my mortgage!" The following are excerpts from her correspondence with the county:

County: "... it will be $900 – ($150/hr for 6 hours...)"

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Iran Made Illegal Purchases of Nuclear Weapons Technology Last Month

The question is not whether Iran can be trusted to uphold the nuclear deal now being negotiated in Vienna (it can’t), but whether the Obama administration and its P5+1 partners can be trusted to punish Iran when it violates the agreement.

Experience shows that unless Iran violates the deal egregiously, the temptation will be to ignore it. For instance, Iran got away with selling more oil than it should have under the interim agreement. More ominously, Tehran repeatedly pushed the envelope on technical aspects of the agreement—such as caps on its uranium stockpile—and got away with it. The Obama administration and other Western powers have so much invested in their diplomatic efforts that they’ll deny such violations ever occurred.

More evidence of Iranian violations has now surfaced. Two reports regarding Iran's attempts to illicitly and clandestinely procure technology for its nuclear and ballistic missile programs have recently been published. They show that Iran's procurement continues apace, if not faster than before the Joint Plan of Action was signed in November 2013. But fear of potentially embarrassing negotiators and derailing negotiations has made some states reluctant to report Tehran’s illegal efforts.

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Veteran Busts Cop that PUNCHES a Handicapped Female in the FACE!!

Einstein

Albert Einstein claimed that if you were to strip naked and run in a circle around a tree at the speed of 298 KM/sec (the speed of light) you would probably be able to sodomize yourself.

If, however, you are not a sportsman or marathon runner, you could easily achieve the same result by voting Democrat in the next election.

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Remember The Muslim Cleric That Wanted Pam Geller Dead? You’ll Never Guess What He’s Up To!

You probably saw the jaw-dropping interview on Fox News with Sean Hannity, where Imam Anjem Choudary spoke positively about ISIS and the beheading of Western journalists.Well, this evil jerk won’t be giving interviews anytime soon…

Britain’s most notorious Islamist hate preacher was arrested yesterday in a huge police operation.

Anjem Choudary, 47, was one of nine men held in a series of coordinated dawn raids by counter-terrorist police.

The show of force targeted the leadership of radical organisation Al-Muhajiroun, which he founded almost 20 years ago, and was later banned.


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