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Friday, July 24, 2015

New York Acts to Mandate $15 Min.Wage in Fast Food

The labor protest movement that fast-food workers in New York City began nearly three years ago has led to higher wages for workers all across the country. On Wednesday, it paid off for the people who started it.

A panel appointed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo recommended on Wednesday that the minimum wage be raised for employees of fast-food chain restaurants throughout the state to $15 an hour over the next few years. Wages would be raised faster in New York City than in the rest of the state to account for the higher cost of living there.

The panel’s recommendations, which are expected to be put into effect by an order of the state’s acting commissioner of labor, represent a major triumph for the advocates who have rallied burger-flippers and fry cooks to demand pay that covers their basic needs. They argued that taxpayers were subsidizing the workforces of some multinational corporations, like McDonald’s, that were not paying enough to keep their workers from relying on food stamps and other welfare benefits.

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Logan Laplante, A 13 Year Old Boy Speaks At A TEDx Talk About His Home Schooling

A 13 year old boy, Logan Laplante, was taken out of the customary education and was home schooled. This actually resulted in a very good way for Logan as he got the chance to study the way he wanted, a very unique style of learning according to his interests. The traditional education cannot always provide each student with this chance.

At one of the TEDx Talk in 2013, Logan very remarkably talked about his education, as how the change in his education style changed his life and is helping him achieve his dreams. He talked about the question that is asked every day from a kid that “what do you wanna be when you grow up?” Now most of the adults would answer like they want to surgeons, astronauts and stuff but if a kid is asked this question then he or she is more likely to answer something like “I wanna be a skateboarder or a surfer or something”. He told that if a kid is asked this question then most of the time we are likely to get one of the “best answers” which is very simple and profound, “I wanna be happy.”

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Stunning New Developments in Case Involving Hundreds of Guns Found Inside a Dead Man’s House

The fiancee of the man found dead in his car has and with more than 1,000 guns in his house provided cops with new pieces of information that could help them determine why he kept so many firearms, the Los Angeles Times reported.

He was a secret agent. Or at least claimed to be.

The bizarre mystery began to unfold earlier this week after police in Los Angeles found a man’s body decomposing in a car just down the street from where he lived in the upscale neighborhood of Pacific Palisades. There were no immediate signs of foul play, but investigators went to the man’s house just in case it might contain any clues.

What they found while inside were about 1,000 guns, including pistols, shotguns and rifles, some of which were never even used, along with about 6.5 tons of ammunition and roughly $230,000.

And now, after days of further investigation, police have learned new details that could help them solve the case.

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DoIT Opens $150M in IT Contracts for Maryland-Based Businesses

Roundtable Event to Educate Vendors on Business Opportunities with DoIT

ANNAPOLIS, MD -
The Department of Information Technology (DoIT) is excited to announce that on September 9, 2015, it will be holding its Vendor Outreach Event from 9am – 12pm. The event is being held to educate IT vendors on how to become eligible to bid on DoIT contracts, and take advantage of the $150 million in CATS+ contracts over the next three years. This event is open to all businesses that specialize in IT services, both products and solutions.

To be eligible for CATS+, all vendors must be on the CATS+ Master Contract list by Q1 2016. Vendors will have the opportunity to submit proposals for addition to the CATS+ Master Contract list this fall. Once enrollment closes, it will not open again until 2019, so vendors are encouraged to attend this event to better understand CATS+.

David Garcia, secretary of the Department of Information Technology, will start with opening remarks about Maryland’s business-driven technology needs and the upcoming contract opportunities.

“Events like this are an integral part of Governor Hogan’s plan of stimulating economic growth in Maryland,” said Secretary Garcia. “At DoIT, we are excited to be able to help with this growth by offering these opportunities to businesses in Maryland, while at the same time looking for opportunities to be more fiscally responsible in IT across all agencies statewide.”

Following the secretary’s remarks, there will be roundtable discussions, where vendors can meet directly with DoIT procurement officials, followed by a business-to-business networking session.

Vendors can get more information or register for the Information Technology Vendor Outreach Event by visiting the Department of Information Technology website at http://doit.maryland.gov/contracts/Pages/vendor-outreach.aspx

House votes to punish sanctuary cities

House Republicans passed legislation on Thursday that would deny federal funds to sanctuary cities.

The bill, passed 241-179, would withhold certain federal law enforcement grants to cities that have policies designed to shelter illegal immigrants from deportation.

Sanctuary cities have come under heavy scrutiny in the wake of Kathryn Steinle’s death on July 1 in San Francisco. Authorities charged Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez with her killing. Lopez-Sanchez, who is in the U.S. illegally, has a history of felony convictions and has been deported five times.

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WCSO Needs Help Identifying This Subject




Wicomico County Sheriff's Office is looking for your help! Can you identify this subject? He is wanted for QUESTIONING in regards to a burglary that occured today. Please call Detective Bob Wilson at 410-548-4892, ext. 212

Wicomico Tourism Announces 2015 Photo Contest

Salisbury, MD – Wicomico Tourism is excited to announce the launch of the 2015 Photo Contest. Amateur and professional photographers are invited to submit images that illustrate the lifestyle, beauty and assets of Wicomico County. Concepts and topics to consider are listed below, but we welcome and encourage additional ideas.

Nature & the Outdoors: Scenic shots of Wicomico County's parks, waterways and wildlife from any time of the year. Action shots of people of all ages playing, biking, hiking, fishing, boating, bird watching, etc.

Culture: Cultural attractions such as the Ward Museum, Salisbury Zoo, Delmarva Shorebirds, Arts District, etc.

Shopping: Local shops & boutiques, Salisbury Mall, farmer's markets, etc.

Food & Drink: Shots of "Eastern Shore" cuisine, Wicomico County restaurants, etc.

Wineries & Breweries: Photos showcasing Wicomico County's wineries and breweries and their offerings.

Festivals & Events: Annual / reoccurring events such as 3rd Friday, Pork in the Park, Red, White & Boom, Wicomico County Fair, Delmarva Bike Week, Seagull Century, Good Beer Festival, Autumn Wine Festival, Decorating Delmarva, etc.

History: Historical sites, buildings, landmarks, attractions, such as Pemberton Historical Park, Poplar Hill Mansion, Whitehaven Ferry, etc.

1st Place: $500 and their winning photograph displayed on the Wicomico Tourism website, in a Wicomico Tourism e-newsletter and in Wicomico Tourism's 2016 Visitors Guide.

2nd Place: $250 and their winning photograph displayed on the Wicomico Tourism website and in Wicomico Tourism's 2016 Visitors Guide.

3rd Place: $100 and their winning photograph displayed on the Wicomico Tourism website and in Wicomico Tourism's 2016 Visitors Guide.

Entries will be accepted now through September 15. For a full description of the contest rules and to enter online, visit www.WicomicoTourism.org.

Trump threatens third-party run

NEW YORK — Donald Trump says the chances that he will launch a third-party White House run will “absolutely” increase if the Republican National Committee is unfair to him during the 2016 primary season.

“The RNC has not been supportive. They were always supportive when I was a contributor. I was their fair-haired boy,” the business mogul told The Hill in a 40-minute interview from his Manhattan office at Trump Tower on Wednesday. “The RNC has been, I think, very foolish.”

Pressed on whether he would run as a third-party candidate if he fails to clinch the GOP nomination, Trump said that “so many people want me to, if I don’t win.”

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Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford Attends Chesapeake Bay Program Executive Council Meeting

Hogan Administration Calls for Greater Collaboration Between Partners on Bay Restoration

ANNAPOLIS, MD —
Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford today attended the Chesapeake Bay Program Executive Council meeting where members announced strategies for meeting the goals of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe hosted the meeting, which was attended by Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy, Chairman of the Chesapeake Bay Commission L. Scott Lingamfelter, and representatives from Delaware, New York, and Pennsylvania.

“Governor Hogan is leading the most significant bay restoration effort in decades and we look forward to working with our partners and all stakeholders to continue the progress in our own state, upstream, and throughout the watershed,” said Lt. Governor Rutherford. “While we all have one common goal — a restored, healthy, and economically vibrant watershed — there is still a lot of work to be done and collaboration will be critical to our success.”

After years of previous administrations failing to successfully negotiate with the environmental and farming communities, Governor Hogan successfully established enhanced Phosphorus Management Tool (PMT) regulations earlier this year, bringing these communities together with a fair and balanced plan for limiting phosphorus levels. PMT will limit or prohibit phosphorus application in soils already heavily saturated and should incrementally reduce residual levels of phosphorus in the soil over time.

Governor Hogan also signed SB 863 earlier this year, the Rain Tax Mandate Repeal, which was a major step in providing flexibility to local jurisdictions by repealing the requirement that forced local jurisdictions to collect a stormwater remediation fee, while upholding accountability and appropriate oversight.

Blueprint for the Chesapeake Bay – A Failure

Recent conversations have brought to my attention the lack of success with the Blueprint for the Chesapeake Bay so I decided to do some research into it. Known as the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint (CCWB), six states within the Bay watershed agreed and signed onto the Blueprint to reduce nitrogen, phosphorous, and sediment runoff into the Chesapeake in efforts to restore the Bay. Those states are New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia

Within the Blueprint, milestones were set for each state to accomplish. I came across reports produced by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and the Choose Clean Water Coalition (CCWC) on interim progress achieved by each state. These reports were derived from limits established by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2010 under the Clean Water Act. Although there are 6 states, to monitor for progress, my concentration zeroed in on the Delmarva Peninsula including Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. Indicators are – the milestones won’t be met for certain "stakeholders"!

Further research into the subject had my head spinning. I often wonder if things are done this way just to confuse people! To sum it up – attempting to sift through all of the related documents, publications, agreements and re-agreements, memorandums of understanding, analysis, legislation, and any other document you can imagine, it is a wonder that anyone knows exactly what is supposed to be done to clean up the Bay.

Agriculture is one of the major contributors to the killing of the Chesapeake Bay and that is a fact. Within the framework of federal and state agreements limits on Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) for nitrogen, phosphorous, and sediment were established. This relates primarily to agricultural runoff.

“While pollution controls put in place over the last five years have lowered the amount of nutrients and sediment entering the nation’s largest estuary, new data show that agricultural sources have sent more nitrogen and sediment into the Bay since 2007 than previously thought.” Chesapeake Bay News/Chesapeake Bay Program

State Agriculture Department Prohibits Poultry Exhibits at Fairs & Shows

Poultry Entering State Must be Tested or Certified Healthy

ANNAPOLIS, MD - To do everything possible to mitigate the risk of High Path Avian Influenza (HPAI) from infecting Maryland poultry flocks, the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) will prohibit poultry exhibitions at all fairs and show after Aug. 25. MDA has also issued a quarantine order (link is external)requiring all hatching eggs and poultry entering from out of state to be tested within 10 days or come from certified clean sources. This quarantine order will remain in effect until at least June 30, 2016.

“This strain of avian influenza could very well bring economic disaster to our largest agricultural sector if we don’t take steps to protect the birds now,” said Agriculture Secretary Joe Bartenfelder. “We have every reason to believe that HPAI will enter Maryland this fall, and we are making every effort to keep it out of our commercial chicken houses and backyard flocks. I strongly encourage all flock owners and managers to take this disease as seriously as they have ever taken anything and to practice enhanced biosecurity at all times.”

PHOTO: These deformed daisies from Fukushima are blowing up the internet

A small patch of deformed daisies near the 2011 Fukushima disaster site have attracted global intrigue, after Japanese Twitter user @san_kaido posted a photo of the plant mutation in May.

The discovery of the freaky-looking flowers comes four years after the Fukushima Daichii Nuclear Power Plant meltdown in 2011. The plant went into a meltdown after a magnitude-9 earthquake shook northeastern Japan, unleashing a savage tsunami.

The daisies aren’t the first thing in Japan which people think may have been affected by the nuclear power plant’s failure. Mutant rabbits and twisted vegetables have all had their moment in the social media spotlight.

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NRP Blotter

Four St. Mary’s County watermen are scheduled to appear in district court on July 31 on charges they illegally harvested thousands of pounds of undersized croaker and three protected species in the waters of Town Creek, a tributary of the Patuxent River.

Maryland Natural Resources Police officers charged Ryan Hamilton Lumpkins, 28, of Piney Point, Charlie Orbin Carter Jr., 33, of Callaway, Brian John Pierce, 40, of Piney Point, and Rodger Lee Wathen Jr., 43, of Lexington Park, with possession of about 3,500 pounds of undersized croaker. Additionally, they were charged with possession of 74 blueback herring, 11 hickory shad and seven American shad.

On May 12, officers received a complaint about a large number of dead fish floating near Town Creek. Searching the area, officers saw a vessel, theMcKenzie Leigh, unloading fish at a nearby pier.

The vessel was holding about 14,000 pounds of croaker and other species of fish, many appearing to be undersized. Seventeen NRP officers from four counties were assigned to measure the entire catch, an effort that took 12 hours.

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Break The Cycle Of Pet Abuse


How would you feel if you knew that your pet was "made" in a factory setting? Countless dogs are born into cruel and inhumane puppy mills, where they spend their lives in cramped, filthy cages. The parents are treated like machinery, producing puppy after puppy at an unnatural rate. When they can no longer breed, they are discarded or even killed.

Most people who purchase puppies from pet stores or over the Internet have no idea that they are supporting this vicious "business" practice, but we have the power to stop it. Adopt your next pet from a local animal shelter, or purchase one from a responsible breeder that will show you where your pet was born and raised. It doesn't take much to help thousands of animals!


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Ocean City Police Report

Armed robbery

David Chandler, 29, of Pennsauken, NJ and Baron Coleman, 36, of Philadelphia, PA were arrested on July 18 and charged with beating and stealing money from a guest at the hotel where they were staying.

Ocean City police met the victim, who told officers he left his room to get ice on the first floor when he met a woman and followed her into a room.

Immediately after, two men came into the room and began to punch the victim numerous times in the head, the report stated.

As the fight ensued, they stole his wallet, pulled a knife out and threatened to kill him, police reported.

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Teen Falls Off Scenic Cliff, Gets Bitten By Snake -- And Survives

He fell 100 feet off a seaside cliff. Then was bitten by a venomous snake. As the tide rushed in. While his mother sat at home nearby, wondering why a rescue helicopter was flying overhead.

The string of misfortune may make Brock Leach the unluckiest 14-year-old in England. But he survived his terrifying ordeal, thanks to a dose of good luck, and a lot of help from his older brother.

Brock and his 16-year-old brother Josh were on the cliff of Trebarwith Strand near Tintagel, Cornwall, on Sunday, when Brock slipped on some lichen and fell screaming down the cliff.

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"Fannie & Freddie Are Back; Bigger & Badder Than Ever" - NYTimes Warns

Just in case you still harbored any doubt that absolutely zero lessons were learned from the cataclysmic financial collapse of 2008/09. We learn from the New York Times [10]that:
AFTER the financial crisis of 2008, there was one thing that almost everyone agreed on. The government-sponsored mortgage giants, Fannie Mae[11] and Freddie Mac [12], had to go. While shareholders and executives reaped the profits from Fannie and Freddie in good times, taxpayers were stuck with the bill in a crisis. President Obama described their dysfunctional business model as “Heads we win, tails you lose.” But here we are, seven years after the crisis, and nothing has changed.

In the 2008 crisis, when it looked as if Fannie and Freddie might go bankrupt, Henry M. Paulson Jr. [13], then the Treasury [14] secretary, argued that their fall would cause economic catastrophe. Foreign investors, stuck with their securities, would panic, and the mortgage market would shut down. So Fannie and Freddie were put into something called conservatorship, and are now government controlled, supported by a line of credit from the Treasury.

Conservatorship was supposed to be temporary — a “time out,” according to Mr. Paulson. We were going to stabilize the companies’ finances, reduce their importance to the mortgage market, and figure out a better system. But nothing happened. In fact, the situation has gotten even more precarious. In the years since the crisis, private lenders, for the most part, have been willing to make mortgages if they can immediately sell them to government agencies, mainly Fannie and Freddie. In other words, without Fannie and Freddie, there wouldn’t be much of a mortgage market.

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County Likes Solar Array Concept, But Wants To Investigate Further

SNOW HILL – County leaders agreed to begin exploring solar energy options this week following a proposal from Standard Solar and Sun Edison.

The Worcester County Commissioners voted unanimously to begin researching the possibility of having the companies erect a solar array in Worcester County.

“I think we need to continue the discussion and do our homework to see where we stand and consider if we want to enter into a contract,” Commissioner Joe Mitrecic said.

Officials from Standard Solar and Sun Edison first approached officials to propose building a solar project in Worcester County more than three years ago. Standard Solar, the company’s Rob Busler explained, would operate the proposed solar field while Sun Edison would provide the capital for the project.

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SPD Press Release- 7-24-15 - Attempt to Identify Armed Robbery Suspects

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State Police Investigate Theft from Talbot County Non-Profit

(NEAVITT, MD) The Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division Upper Shore investigated and charged Talbot County woman with theft from a local non-profit organization today.

The suspect is identified as Lisa N. Gowe, 40, of the 2200 block of Balls Creek Road in Neavitt, Maryland. After consulting with the Talbot County State’s Attorney’s Office, Gowe has been charged with Theft-Scheme: $100,000 Plus. On July 23, 2015, Gowe reported to Maryland State Police Easton Barrack where she was served with Circuit Court Summons without incident.

The Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division Upper Shore was contacted in January 2015, by members of the Talbot Waterman’s Association related to a criminal matter. The Talbot Waterman’s Association alleged that their treasurer and event organizer Lisa N. Gowe depleted the association’s bank accounts.

Investigators learned Gowe had full access to the association’s bank accounts starting in March 2010 through January of 2015. Bank records were obtained and investigators were able to determine there were numerous checks written, withdrawals made, outstanding debits, and electronic money transfers that were not authorized. Further investigation revealed Gowe used these funds for her personal gain without the knowledge or permission of the Talbot Waterman’s Association.

Gowe has been removed as treasurer and no longer has any access to the bank accounts in question. Investigation is ongoing.

Montgomery County final-exam failures continue

CHEVY CHASE, Md. — It’s just not adding up for students in Montgomery County.

Roughly three out of every four high school students in Montgomery County failed the Algebra 1 final exam last month. The Washington Post noted that that’s actually an improvement over last year, when 82 percent failed before the system added extra points to the scores that year.

There were no extra points on this year’s exam, which has seen modest improvements in some classes.

Since moving to a Common Core-based curriculum in geometry, the number of failing final exams in that class has declined from 68 percent last school year to 64 percent this year. But Algebra 2 final-exam failures climbed to 58 percent, from 54 percent the year before.

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Jade Helm: The Takeover Will NOT Be Televised!

The Jade Helm saga has taken yet another unexpected twist, by announcing the media will not be allowed to cover their exercises or faux missions.

The extremely controversial Jade Helm 15 military exercise, which is scheduled to run from July 15th to September 15th in at least seven states, including “hostile” Texas, will be entirely off-limits to reporters, according to a military spokesperson.

In fact, even the Washington Post was denied coverage of the domestic operation which some believe will lead to a martial law takeover of America.

The extremely controversial Jade Helm 15 military exercise, which is scheduled to run from July 15th to September 15th in at least seven states, including “hostile” Texas, will be entirely off-limits to reporters, according to a military spokesperson.

In fact, even the Washington Post was denied coverage of the domestic operation which some believe will lead to a martial law takeover of America.

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Doctors Press For Action To Lower 'Unsustainable' Prices For Cancer Drugs

Anyone who's fought cancer knows that it's not just scary, but pricey, too.

"A lot of my patients cry — they're frustrated," says Dr. Ayalew Tefferi, a hematologist at the Mayo Clinic. "Many of them spend their life savings on cancer drugs and end up being bankrupt."

The average U.S. family makes $52,000 annually. Cancer drugs can easily cost a $120,000 a year. Out-of-pocket expenses for the insured can run $25,000 to $30,000 — more than half of a typical family's income.

"These drug prices are completely unsustainable," Tefferi says. "Pharmaceutical companies are in greed mode, and it's sad. It's what I call completely unregulated."

According to a 2013 study, these steep drug prices cause about 10 to 20 percent of cancer patients to skip or compromise the prescribed treatment. Another study found that the launch price of cancer drugs, adjusted for inflation, increased by an average of $8,500 a year between 1995 and 2013.

To make the point, Tefferi recruited 117 other doctors from across the U.S. who share his concerns. Together, they agreed on seven recommendations to make cancer drugs affordable that they want the federal government to consider. The recommendations are laid out in a commentary Thursday in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

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Gee, What Did SBYNews (EXCLUSIVELY) Say Last Week About This???

EXCLUSIVE: Entire US national security system possibly compromised by year-long cyber-assault

The prolonged hacking into the White House Office of Personnel Management, which put the personal information of at least some 21.5 million past and current federal employees in jeopardy, is only the beginning of the security threat to the Obama Administration and its successors, a number of top-level experts in cybersecurity have told Fox News. The attack has been frequently sourced as coming from China.

The experts warned that the entire U.S. national security clearance system could be compromised, that future senior government leaders and advisors could be targeted even before taking office, and hundreds, perhaps thousands, of government officials might successfully be blackmailed, bribed or otherwise manipulated in the future into handing over still more sensitive information.

The identity disaster could also weaken the U.S. in any time of military confrontation: “If we choose to engage in conflict, we are in a much weaker position,” one expert concluded.

Why Disability And Poverty Still Go Hand In Hand 25 Years After Landmark Law

If you have a disability in the U.S., you're twice as likely to be poor as someone without a disability. You're also far more likely to be unemployed. And that gap has widened in the 25 years since the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act was enacted.

"Every man, woman and child with a disability can now pass through once-closed doors into a bright new era of equality, independence and freedom," President George H.W. Bush said when he signed the bill into law on July 26, 1990.

The ADA banned discrimination based on disability and was intended to ensure equal opportunity in employment — as well as government services and public accommodations, commercial facilities and public transportation.

But it hasn't always worked that way, especially when it comes to expanding economic opportunity for the 58 million Americans with physical and mental disabilities.

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High-Speed Chase In Ocean City

OCEAN CITY — A New York man faces 24 different traffic violations after leading Ocean City Police on a wild 30-plus block chase on a motorcycle before being caught sitting on a bench along the bay late last Friday night.

Around 11:20 p.m. last Friday, an OCPD officer was on unmarked vehicle patrol in the area of 81stStreet and Coastal Highway when he came up behind a motorcycle bearing New York tags at a stoplight. The officer noticed the motorcycle had blue LED lights projecting outward from the vehicle’s body in violation of traffic laws.

When the light turned green, the officer activated his emergency lights in an attempt to get the driver, later identified as Porfirio Chavez, 58, of Bayville, N.Y. to pull over. Instead, Chavez dashed across three lanes of traffic and accelerated at a high rate of speed approaching an estimated 70 mph, according to police reports. The officer broadcasted to other OCPD officers that the motorcycle was fleeing from him and began a pursuit. Several officers along southbound Coastal Highway reported seeing Chavez fly past their locations, running red lights at 62nd Street, 45thStreet and Convention Center Drive, while changing lanes and weaving in and out of traffic, sometimes traveling between lanes through vehicles in traffic.

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Consider This: Drug War and Non-Violent Offenders

John McCain Is No Hero

First a bit of an introduction on the meaning of HERO…

The word hero in today’s world is far overused. “Hero” is so much overused it has diluted the value and real meaning and has cheapened the word for those who actually deserve the term. For example, we have foot ball heroes, NASCAR heroes, and everyday police, fire fighters, and even our everyday military folks are called heroes for just doing their jobs. I too amongst many millions of others was in the military and I am certainly not a hero for simply serving–I did nothing heroic.

A hero does something truly heroic and above what his job or calling is and many times that may mean to save a life and at great risk to his life or to sit atop a burning tank with a machine gun and kill a couple hundred attacking Germans as Audie Murphy (America’s most decorated hero) did in WWII. By applying the word hero to sports figures and even cancer survivors (I am one of those too) we have turned the term hero into an everyday word having little real value anymore–we have diluted the word, its meaning, and its value. We should stop destroying this word, its meaning and its value and return it and the people who earned the title for real to the status it once had.

I am a conservative and a Republican, and I do not like anything about John McCain. He dumped his wife when she was injured in an accident, remarried into serious beer distribution money. His soft television interview voice belies the way he really is; mean, nasty, hot tempered, vindictive, a progressive, a back stabber (ask Palin) and quick to pretend and project he is a nice guy. Look at how he back stabbed and treated Sarah Palin after HIS engineered massive loss of the presidency–and that loss was all caused by him alone.

To show his real colors towards our Constitution and the Second Amendment I learned he even he appeared on television and print ads in Colorado media advocating more gun control of its citizens during Colorado’s consideration of more gun control during the 2002 election period. Imagine, a Republican, Arizona U.S. senator traveling to another state to attack their Second Amendment Constitutional rights.

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WEAPONIZED WI-FI: POPULATION CONTROL

Homeless woman could face life term for picking up LAPD nightstick

LOS ANGELES — Millions of people viewed video of the fatal police shooting March 1 of an unarmed black man known as "Africa" outside his Los Angeles skid row tent.

Police said the man, Cameroonian immigrant Charly Keunang, grabbed an officer's holstered gun when they tried to take him into custody on suspicion of robbery. The shooting stoked long-simmering tensions and anger among skid row inhabitants and advocates who accuse Los Angeles police of being too quick to resort to heavy-handed, violent tactics.

Lost in the debate was a second actor in the confrontation: A thin black woman who stepped into the frame and picked up a nightstick one of the officers dropped during the fierce struggle with Keunang.

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Search begins anew for manager

OCEAN CITY — (July 24, 2015) As of Monday night, now-former City Manager David Recor left behind a thorough strategic plan, a slightly damaged Chevy Tahoe, and a number of loose ends.

And, as of Monday night, Mayor Rick Meehan has found himself with an unexpected new job title for the second time in less than four years.

“Nobody is more surprised than me,” Meehan said Monday night. “You could say I’m disappointed. I thought we were moving in a good direction. I did not expect this to happen a second time in my tenure, but here we are.”

Per the city’s charter, the mayor assumes the duties of city manager if the position is vacant. While the council can appoint a new city manager –either permanent or interim – at any time, it is also free to leave the post vacant, and have Meehan fill-in as needed.

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Fat Man In Speedo - Step Class Dance Funny

Town of Berlin comes up big in bathtub races

It says something about a small town when three grown men wearing bathrobes and shower caps can lead a parade of makeshift bathtubs down Main Street on a Friday evening and not one of the hundreds of people in attendance seemed at all fazed.

Such was the scene during the 2015 Bathtub Races in Berlin, just minutes before the start of the actual competition, which lasted just over an hour and saw Berlin’s Water Resources Department take home the coveted “Winner Takes All” trophy, narrowly beating out the Bayside Gazette team during the decisive heat.

Water Resources nearly took the trophy last year as well, but came up short after blowing a tire.

“We definitely came with extra inner tubes this year,” said Sean Cooper, who drove the town’s “tub” during the last race.

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How a Federal Employee with Fake Diplomas Worked at the Department of the Interior for Five Years

The technology officer eventually resigned from the Interior Department—and then he got hired by the Census Bureau.

A federal employee occupied a high-ranking technology position at the Interior Department for several years before an investigation found that he had faked his education, according to a report published by the agency's inspector general in 2013 and obtained byNational Journal.

The man, Faisal Ahmed, was the assistant director of the technology division of the Office of Law Enforcement and Security between 2007 and 2013. After he left his job at the Department of the Interior, Ahmed was hired by the Census Bureau, where he is currently employed.

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The Truth About Violent, Intolerant ‘Liberals’

Ben Carson 'Flabbergasted' at Prisoner Perks

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said this week he is "flabbergasted" at some of the perks offered to prisoners behind bars.

According to the Washington Post, Carson spoke to a group of young Republicans in Arlington, Va. on Tuesday.

Carson said he has visited federal prisons, which President Barack Obama did last week — making him the first president to visit a U.S. prison.

"I was flabbergasted by the accommodations — the exercise equipment, the libraries and the computers," Carson said. The former neurosurgeon added that he was informed that "a lot of times when it's about time for one of the guys to be discharged, especially when it's winter, they'll do something so they can stay in there."

Carson then said the criminal justice system is putting too many people behind bars.

"We're not doing things the right way," he said. "A lot of people that we incarcerate don't need to be incarcerated."

When asked later about his comments during a chat with reporters, Carson went further.

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Armed Marine vet standing guard outside recruiting center told to leave or he’ll be arrested

A Marine veteran standing guard outside an Armed Forces Recruiting Center has been told he is no longer welcome and ordered off the property

A Marine veteran standing guard outside an Armed Forces Recruiting Center has been told he isno longer welcome and ordered off the property.

Matthew Benack took up a sentry post outside the Center in Jacksonville, Fla., in response to the deadly attack on five members of the U.S. military last week in Chattanooga, Tenn., WNCT reported.

Police said the vet was within his constitutional rights to have a loaded weapon outside the center as long as the unidentified property owner gave permission.

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EPA Administrator: Do more to clean the Chesapeake Bay

WASHINGTON — States have made efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, but they need to step up the work, local and federal leaders said Thursday.

A two-year milestone assessment shows Virginia and Maryland aren’t on track to meet some of their 2017 goals, like reducing stormwater runoff and animal waste in water.

“I was excited to see that we have areas where we’re doing very well,” says Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy. “The assessment made it clear that we’re doing great in some areas, but also made it clear that there are areas where we’re not doing as well.”

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Judicial Watch: New Documents Show IRS Used Donor Lists to Target Audits

Judicial Watch announced yesterday that it has obtained documents from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that confirm that the IRS used donor lists of tax-exempt organizations to target those donors for audits.

The documents also show IRS officials specifically highlighted how the U.S. Chamber of Commerce may come under “high scrutiny” from the IRS. The IRS produced the records in a Freedom of Information lawsuit seeking documents about selection of individuals for audit-based application information on donor lists submitted by Tea Party and other 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organizations ( Judicial Watch v. Internal Revenue Service (No. 1:15-cv-00220)).

A letter dated September 28, 2010, then-Democrat Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) informs then-IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman: “ I request that you and your agency survey major 501(c)(4), (c)(5) and (c)(6) organizations …” In reply, in a letter dated February 17, 2011, Shulman writes: “In the work plan of the Exempt Organizations Division, we announced that beginning in FY2011, we are increasing our focus on section 501(c)(4), (5) and (6) organizations.”

In 2010, after receiving Baucus’s letter, the IRS considered the issue of auditing donors to 501(c)(4) organizations, alleging that a 35 percent gift tax would be due on donations in excess of $13,000. The documents show that the IRS wanted to cross-check donor lists from 501(c)(4) organizations against gift tax filings and commence audits against taxpayers based on this information.

A gift tax on contributions to 501(c)(4)’s was considered by most to be a dead letter since the IRS had never enforced the rule after the Supreme Court ruled that such taxes violated the First Amendment. The documents show that the IRS had not enforced the gift tax since 1982.

But then, in February 2011, at least five donors of an unnamed organization were audited.

The documents show that Crossroads GPS, associated with Republican Karl Rove, was specifically referenced by IRS officials in the context of applying the gift tax.

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Desperate to Stay Relevant, Hillary Jumps on “Black Lives Matter” Bandwagon

Black Lives Matter flexes its political muscle in Democrat presidential race

Following the charade during the Netroots Nation 2015 Presidential Town Hall held at the Phoenix Convention Center where candidates Martin O’Malley and Bernie Sanders were shouted down by Black Lives Matter activists, top DemocratHillary Clinton has vowed to take up the mantle of race and social justice.

“We all have a responsibility to face these hard truths about race and justice honestly and directly,” Clinton told a crowd of 400 supports at Brookland Baptist Church in West Columbia, South Carolina on Thursday.

“We have worked hard to come back from the Great Recession,” Clinton said. “With President Obama’s leadership and the determination of the American people, we are standing. But we need to start running together.”

Clinton apparently learned a lesson from the experience of former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley who said during the Netroots shoutfest that “all lives matter.”

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Thank God Its Friday 7-24-15

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Gold Alert Issued for Missing Millsboro Woman: UPDATE

Gold Alert Canceled for Missing Millsboro Woman
 
Millsboro, DE.-The Delaware State Police are cancelling the Gold Alert issued for June Johnson of Millsboro/Long Neck area. June Johnson has been located in good condition.

Millsboro, DE - The Delaware State Police are issuing a Gold Alert for June Johnson, who was last seen at her residence located at 116 Rudder Road Millsboro, DE, today Thursday, July 23, 2015.

June Johnson is a white female, 70 years of age, 5’08” tall, 189 lbs., blond hair and brown eyes. (Photo attached)

Troopers have been unable to make contact with Johnson to check on her welfare. Attempts to locate her have been unsuccessful and there is a real concern for her safety and welfare. It is believed that June Johnson may be in the area of Millsboro or Long Neck area.

If anyone has any information in reference to his whereabouts, they are asked to contact Troop 7 at 302-644-5020. Information can also be provided to the Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com. Send an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."

BREAKING NEWS: At least 2 dead in Lafayette movie theater shooting

At least 2 people are dead, including the shooter, and as many as 10 others are injured after a gunman opens fire in a movie theater in Lafayette, La., a police official tells Fox News.

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Oath Keepers National Call to Action: Help Us “Protect the Protectors” by Guarding Recruiting and Reserve Centers

Time to Step Up and Get it Done.

This is a national Oath Keepers call to action, launching a nation-wide Oath Keepers Operation Protect the Protectors. For this operation, we are calling on all Oath Keepers chapters in every state, and all individual Oath Keepers members, to step up in their community and stand guard at their local recruiting stations and Reserve centers (anywhere our military personnel are forced to be unarmed while exposed to attack) or assist as support for those who are standing guard. Please do this immediately.

Recruiting stations across the nation continue to receive terrorist threats, and since the Obama Administration and the DOD still refuse to change the insane policy of ordering our troops to go unarmed in recruiting stations and Reserve centers, those troops are still at great risk. So, it up to us veterans and dedicated patriots (whether veterans or not) to step in the gap and “Protect the Protectors.”

Many of our chapters and members are already guarding recruiting stations nation-wide. In fact, on the day of the shooting, within hours of the attack, our Tennessee chapter was guarding several recruiting stations in that state (and are still doing so). The next day, on Friday, July 17, 2015, the Arkansas Oath Keepers chapter, lead by their state President, Special Forces veteran Rick Moon, launched their “Operation Protect the Protectors” in Arkansas, guarding numerous recruiting stations throughout that state. On Sunday night I held a call with our state leaders and encouraged them to do likewise.

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Ted Cruz Tells Brody File: Time For Christians To Rise Up And Take America Back

In an interview with The Brody File in Iowa, Ted Cruz implores conservative Christian voters to take back America by exercising their right to vote. “There are 90 million evangelical Christians in the United States, it’s about 30 percent of our population,” Cruz says. “In the last election 54 million evangelical Christians stayed home. If Christians will simply show up and vote our values, we’ll turn this country around.” Cruz continues: “We can turn our country around but only if the body of Christ rises up.” As for pastors, he has a word for them too and it comes through his father Rafael Cruz who is a pastor himself. “The message my father conveys to pastors is that we have too many pastors hiding behind the pulpit who are afraid to preach the word of God, who are afraid to say to Christians, we have a scriptural obligation to be salt in the light, we have a scriptural obligation to be watchmen on the wall, and every one of us has a responsibility to be engaged in our public life, voting our values.”

Cruz has to be one of the most elegant speakers on the issue that has come along in quite some time. He seems to have the right mix of biblical values, oratory skills and fighting passion to ignite a movement. But Christians have to do their part.

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Congressman Andy Harris’ Office to Host Weather-Emergency Preparedness Event

The Height of Hurricane Season Occurs Between Mid-August and Late October, Congressman Says
Washington, DC: The Office of Congressman Andy Harris has announced it will host a Weather - Emergency Preparedness Event to be held Thursday, July 30, 2015, at the Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines, MD 21811. The event will run from 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM and is free and open to the public.
Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), the Lower shore counties, the Red Cross, and Delmarva Power will be on hand to provide local residents with information and to answer questions about the dangers of and preparedness for lightning, tornadoes, and hurricanes.
“The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, with the peak occurring between mid-August and late October,” said Congressman Harris. “Most of Maryland’s First District is on the coast, and I want its residents to be fully prepared for the damage that can come from heavy rains and wind, lightning, or, God forbid, a hurricane.”

If you have any questions or would like to RSVP for the event, please contact Rep. Harris’ Salisbury District Office at 443-944-8624.