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Friday, October 09, 2015

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‘Why Aren’t We Seeing Hillary’s Lovers?’ Demands Matt Drudge

In an EPIC and rare interview with Matt Drudge on the Alex Jones Show, Drudge lays it out hard and cold against Hillary and her sheeple. This is a must watch:

As the media continues to dredge out the alleged sexual victims of formerly beloved comedian Bill Cosby, Matt Drudge, the independent proprietor of one of the most organically trafficked news sites on the web, is asking why no journalists are probing into the rumored sordid life of one of the next possible leaders of the free world: Hillary Clinton.

Drudge admitted, during a special, rare appearance on the Alex Jones Show Tuesday, he’s seen as a “right wing gossip monger” by the left “mainly because of Lewinsky and those years, which,” he says, “by the way are back.”

“Where I’ve had a lot of success is I’m getting people from both sides of the aisle,” Drudge said. “They’ve always said, ‘oh, he’s a right-wing gossip monger,’ mainly because of Lewinsky and those years–which, by the way, are back.”

“Why aren’t we seeing Hillary’s lovers? … Where’s the coverup on this?” Drudge highlighted. “So many issues that are suppressed on a daily basis.”

The former secretary of state, currently running for president despite being embroiled in a slew of scandals, has been accused frequently in the past of homosexual activity.


Man arrested on arson charges, faces 211 years if convicted

CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man on arson charges after police say he intentionally lit a home on fire.

The Office of the State Fire Marshal says 31-year-old Reginald Allen, Jr. was arrested Wednesday. Fire officials say the home was set ablaze on Sep. 27 in Cambridge.

Fire officials say two people were inside the building when the fire broke out. One victim was taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Authorities say the other person was not injured.


Islamic Rape Gangs Arrive in America… Starting with Rhode Island

What? Did anyone think this wouldn’t happen? Seriously? We are importing hundreds of thousands of Islamic refugees. We give visas to many thousands of Middle Eastern nationals every year. We have who knows who flowing over our borders in a great wave – many, many of which are from Middle Eastern countries. It was only a matter of time before America started seeing what Britain and other European countries are unfortunately being cursed with – rape gangs. You will also see these vile human beings start to ‘groom’ children for prostitution and conversion. It is the way this whole process evolves. Rhode Island is just the first publicized event. I’m sure there are others and many more to come.


Two men charged after cop is lured from his vehicle and beaten

A California police officer is recovering after authorities said one man lured the cop from his cruiser Monday and beat him while another man filmed the assault and shouted encouragement.

Juan Gomez, 20, and Jamaral Lee, 35, were arrested and charged in the case.

“An event like this is just not typical,” Sacramento Police Sgt. Doug Morse told FOX40.

The unidentified officer was in his patrol car around 12:30 a.m. when authorities say Gomez approached the officer and told him there was a man with a gun in the vicinity, according to a Sacramento Police Department news release obtained by the Sacramento Bee.



Electrify Africa Bill Passes Senate Foreign Relations Committee

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), and Chris Coons (D-Del.), all members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today praised committee passage of the Electrify Africa Act of 2015 (S.2152), which was also cosponsored by Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska). With nearly 600 million Africans without electricity, this legislation will leverage private sector resources through loan guarantees to extend electricity access throughout Africa to help 50 million Africans with first-time access to electricity and to add 20,000 megawatts of electricity to the grid by 2020. Providing access to electricity will stimulate economic growth while also improving access to education and public health.

“Access to electricity remains one of the fundamental development challenges in Africa, with direct impacts on public health, education, and economic growth,” said Senator Cardin. “That’s why this bipartisan legislation passed today draws upon American leadership and ingenuity to provide first-time access to clean, affordable, sustainable energy, and consultation with local African communities. By working with African governments to attract private sector investment and partnering with American firms that are on the cutting edge of the power solutions Africa seeks, we can make great strides in addressing African energy poverty and promote inclusive economic growth for communities in Africa and at home.”

New House Bill Could Cut Some Mandatory Life Sentences To 25 Years

The top Republican and Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee are preparing to introduce a bill Thursday they're billing as "companion" legislation to the major Senate sentencing overhaul unveiled last week.

Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and Ranking Member John Conyers, D-Mich., issued a rare joint statement saying their proposal results from several months of negotiations "to ensure our federal criminal laws and regulations appropriately punish wrongdoers, are effectively and appropriately enforced, operate with fairness and compassion, protect individual freedom ... and do not waste taxpayer dollars."

Key provisions in the proposal, obtained by NPR in advance of a formal news conference, suggested that the language mostly tracks the Senate legislation. If passed, the bill would reduce mandatory life sentences for drug offenders convicted under the "three strikes" laws to 25 years behind bars. The changes would apply to people already in prison — but in a change from the Senate counterpart, prisoners who have certain prior violent felony convictions would not be eligible.


DNR Awards Grants to 37 Volunteer Fire Departments

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) awarded Volunteer Fire Assistance program grants, totaling $88,612, to 37 volunteer fire departments in 15 counties. The funding will help fire crews better prepare for and respond to wildfires in rural areas and communities.

“Volunteer firefighters are a special type of people, working day in and out to provide critical lifesaving and property protection services out of love for their communities,” DNR Secretary Mark Belton said. “We are grateful to be able to provide these hardworking men and women with the resources they need to improve response efforts.”

The grants will help provide skid units for brush trucks, off-road utility vehicles, dry fire hydrants, radios, fire hose, chainsaws, protective gear and other firefighting equipment. Grant funds are provided annually to DNR by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service.
2015 VFA Grant Awards

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2016 Nominees Include The Cars, Janet Jackson

It's a relatively controversy-free list of potential inducteesfor the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, although die-hards always find a reason for outrage at inclusions or omissions. Sorry again, fans of Bon Jovi, The Cure. And apparently someone was even rooting for Moby.

This year, nods go to eight first-time nominees including new wave band The Cars, soft-rock group Chicago and the Tex-Mex influenced Los Lobos. Cheap Trick and Steve Miller are also under consideration for the first time.



“The public is understandably concerned about how this information is going to be used"

For years, police nationwide have used patrol car-mounted scanners to automatically photograph and log the whereabouts of peoples’ cars, uploading the images into databases they’ve used to identify suspects in crimes from theft to murder.

Nowadays, they are also increasingly buying access to expansive databases run by private companies whose repo men and tow-truck drivers photograph license plates of vehicles every day.

Civil libertarians and lawmakers are raising concerns about the latest practice, arguing that there are few, if any, protections against abuse and that the private databases go back years at a time when agencies are limiting how long such information is stored.

Some argue police should get a warrant from a judge to access the databases, much as they would if they wanted to obtain emails.

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Protest Planned Parenthood this Saturday!

Officer charged with hitting teen gets probation

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore police officer charged with hitting a teenage car theft suspect has been given a year of unsupervised probation.

The Baltimore Sun reports ( ) that Serge Antonin entered an Alford plea to one count of misconduct in office this week. The plea isn’t an admission of guilt, but an acknowledgment that the state has enough evidence to convict. He was also charged with second-degree assault.

Prosecutors say Antonin hit the teenager after he was pulled out of a car in 2013.


Carson: If We Pay $10 Million a Day, It Will Take 5,000 Years to Pay Off National Debt

Dr. Ben Carson was the guest on ABC’s The View on Tuesday but Mrs. Lacena “Candy” Carson was in the audience, and when asked about her grandchildren, Mrs. Carson said when she looks at them she reminds herself that the national debt is over $18 trillion and will take 5,000 years to pay off — if we pay $10 million every day, 365 days a year — and “we can’t do that to them.”

“But when I see these [babies], it just makes me more determined that whatever I can do, I’m going to do,” said Mrs. Carson. “Because it’s not fair to them.”


Appeals Court Upholds Worcester Burglary Verdict

BERLIN — A Maryland appeals court this month upheld the conviction of a Delaware man sentenced last year to five years for the break-in and robbery of an unoccupied Whaleyville residence.

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals last week ruled in the appeal filed by Kevin Hocker, 30, of Dagsboro, upholding the appellant’s appeal of a Worcester County Circuit Court conviction last fall. Hocker was found guilty of first-degree burglary and theft last year and was sentenced to a combined 25 years, all but five of which was then suspended, but appealed the conviction on several grounds including the assertion there was no nexus between his possession of the stolen goods to the break-in.

The burglary occurred on Aug. 8, 2013, at a residence on Murray Rd. in Whaleyville. On that morning, the female victim locked her house and went to work a 12-hour shift. While at work, the victim received a call that her husband, who was a patient in a hospital in Baltimore, had gone into cardiac arrest. The victim left work and drove to Baltimore, but by the time she arrived, her husband had passed away.



It is erroneous to believe that free traders have been historically in favor of free trade agreements between governments.

Paradoxically, the opposite is true. Curiously, many laissez-faire advocates fall into the government-made trap by supporting “free-trade” treaties. However, as Vilfredo Pareto stated in the article “Traités de commerce of the Nouveau Dictionnaire d’Economie Politique” (1901):

If we accept free trade, treatises of commerce have no reason to exist as a goal. There is no need to have them since what they are meant to fix does not exist anymore, each nation letting come and go freely any commodity at its borders. This was the doctrine of J.B. Say and of all the French economic school until Michel Chevalier. It is the exact model Léon Say recently adopted. It was also the doctrine of the English economic school until Cobden. Cobden, by taking the responsibility of the 1860 treaty between France and England, moved closer to the revival of the odious policy of the treaties of reciprocity, and came close to forgetting the doctrine of political economy for which he had been, in the first part of his life, the intransigent advocate.

In 1859, the French liberal economist Michel Chevalier went to see Richard Cobden to propose a free trade treaty between France and England. For sure, this treaty, enacted in 1860, was a temporary success for free traders. What is less known however, is that at first, Cobden, in accordance with the free trade doctrine, refused to negotiate or sign any “free trade” treaty. His argument was that free trade should be unilateral, that it consists not in treaties but in complete freedom in international trade, regardless of where products come from.


10 Everyday Objects That Harbor Germs

Bacteria, viruses, and other germs are everywhere. They are on your skin and even inside of you. Germs are on everyday objects that you encounter in your house, at the store, or on your way to work. We may not give some of these items a second thought, but should probably consider how many germs actually live on them. Discover 10 common objects some people use every day that are hot beds for germs.
1. Germs on Your TV Remote

Most people don't consider their TV remote to be a potential vehicle for the transfer ofbacteria and viruses. This item is used every day and touched by many hands that may be contaminated with food, mucous, fecal matter, urine, or dirt. Remotes are often dropped on the floor, lost in the couch, or end up in the mouth of the family pet. Germs can survive on TV remote surfaces for several hours. With that in mind, it is essential that your TV remote be cleaned often with alcohol-free disinfectant wipes. Don't forget about cleaning those TV remotes in hotels, hospitals, or other public areas before touching them. Washing and drying your hands after using a TV remote can also prevent the spread of germs.


Walter Scott family reaches $6.5M settlement with city

The family of Walter Scott, a black South Carolina man shot and killed by a police officer who is now facing murder charges, has reached a $6.5 million settlement with city officials.

The North Charleston, S.C. city council approved the settlement Thursday night at a hearing attended by Scott's family and their attorneys.

Officer Michael Slager, who is white, was arrested and charged with murder after a videotape taken by a bystander showed the officer shooting a fleeing Scott in the back multiple times on April 4. Scott died at the scene. The video, replayed across the country, captured national attention and underscored increasing tension between white police officers and black men.

"I am glad the city and the family were able to reach a settlement without the necessity of a lawsuit," North Charleston Mayor R. Keith Summey said shortly after the settlement's approval. "Both sides have met many times and worked very hard over the past several months to resolve this matter."


Good Beer Festival This Saturday and Sunday

Saudi execution set for juvenile offender sparks human rights uproar

Ali Mohammed Nimr was 17 when he was arrested without warrant by police in 2012 for taking part in an "Arab Spring" protest against the Saudi government.

The nephew of a prominent government critic, Nimr was held without charge for two years at a prison in Dammam in the kingdom's Eastern Province. Amnesty International charged in a report last month that he was tortured into confessing to taking part in the illegal protest, attacking security forces, possessing a machine gun and committing armed robbery.

Now Saudi authorities reportedly plan to behead the young man and display his remains in public. The sentence has ignited an international uproar by human rights defenders and exposed the kingdom to fresh criticism that it violates the principles it pledged to uphold as a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council.



The Recycling Division of Worcester County Public Works, in conjunction with Maryland Environmental Services and the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), will conduct Household Hazardous Waste and E-Cycling (electronics recycling) Collection Day on Saturday, October 10, 2015, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Showell Elementary School parking lot.

Gather up those old or unusable cans of pesticides, pool chemicals, gas and other fuels, oil-base paints, thinners and everyday hazardous wastes accumulating in and around the home and bring them to the recycling center for safe disposal. Electronic items, such as computers, monitors, keyboards, printers, radios, televisions and VCR’s, will be collected and later recycled.

Household hazardous waste and electronics don’t degrade readily, and recycling them saves much-needed landfill space. Many of the items also contain poisonous materials that could seep out of the landfill and contaminate surrounding soil and groundwater. Proper disposal of these items is among the many simple tasks we can practice to help protect the environment and ultimately our own health.

This event is open to Worcester County residents only. A representative from Maryland Environmental Services will be on-site checking vehicle registration. Clean Ventures of Baltimore will be responsible for the safe disposal of all hazardous waste collected. The electronics will be shipped to an electronics recycler for dismantling. For more information, contact Worcester County Recycling Manager Ron Taylor at (410) 632-3177.

Evidence Suggests Clinton Ran a Parallel, Outsourced State Dept.

Clinton received help from George Soros to run shadow gov't

The real scandal surrounding Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton’s private email system may be that she was running, in concert with a private consulting firm tied closely to George Soros, an outsourced and parallel State Department answerable only to her and not President Obama, the Congress, or the American people.

The media has tried to separate two dubious operations of Mrs. Clinton while she was at the State Department. The first is the private email server located in her Chappaqua, New York residence. The second is the fact that her government-paid State Department personal assistant, Huma Abedin, wife of disgraced New York “sexting” congressman Anthony Weiner, was simultaneously on the payroll of Teneo, a corporate intelligence firm that also hired former President Bill Clinton and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair as advisers. Abedin has been linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, which has recently buried the hatchet with longtime rival Saudi Arabia and common cause against the Assad government in Syria, the Houthi rebels in Yemen, and Iran.

It is clear that Mrs. Clinton used her private email system to seek advice on major foreign policy issues, from her friend and paid Clinton Foundation adviser Sidney Blumenthal providing private intelligence on Libya’s post-Qaddafi government and possible business ventures to Clinton friend Lanny Davis seeking favors from Mrs. Clinton. It should be noted that Davis was a paid lobbyist for the military junta of Honduras that overthrew democratically-elected President Manuel Zelaya in 2009. It also should be noted that Mrs. Clinton voiced her personal dislike for the late Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, when, after he was assassinated by U.S.-armed jihadist rebels, boasted, “We came, we saw, he died!”


Ex-CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett to plead guilty in bribery scheme

The former CEO of Chicago Public Schools, Barbara Byrd-Bennett, will plead guilty to charges in an indictment released Thursday that alleges she steered more than $23 million in no-bid contracts from CPS to her former employer, authorities said Thursday.

U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon made the announcement at a news conference Thursday. He declined to discuss the details of any plea agreement, including possible prison time.

Fardon said Byrd-Bennett and others “entered into a scheme to secretly profit from schools.”

Byrd-Bennett — Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s handpicked choice — becomes CPS’ first chief executive officer to face criminal charges in connection with her job. Federal authorities have been investigating the most controversial of those contracts — a $20.5 million no-bid CPS deal for principal training, the largest in recent memory — for more than a year.


Why you shouldn’t be surprised that prisoners crushed Harvard’s debate team

Last month, a debate team of three inmates with violent criminal records defeated a team of three Harvard University undergraduates.

It sounds like an underdog story plucked from the pages of a yet unwritten Walt Disney screenplay — and in some ways, it is.

But it’s also worth pointing out the fallacy of our underlying assumptions about such a matchup — the first (and most pernicious) being that criminals aren’t smart. If a definitive link between criminality and below-average intelligence exists, nobody has found it.

Despite living behind bars, prisoners have recorded albums, produced fine literature, run lucrative criminal enterprises and mastered the ancient meditation technique known as Vipassana.


The Pentagon Says That North Korea Is Capable of a Nuclear Strike on the U.S.

The secretive nation has long declined to give a straight answer about its nuclear capacity

Officials in Washington are of the opinion that North Korea’s nuclear arsenal holds missiles that could reach the mainland U.S.A. — but stress that it is a threat that the Pentagon is adequately prepared to face, according to one senior military official quoted by Reuters.

“I’m pretty confident that we’re going to knock down the numbers that are going to be shot,” Admiral Bill Gortney, who heads the U.S. Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command, said of a potential strike. He spoke at an event hosted by the international affairs think tank Atlantic Council on the matter of “protecting the homeland.”

County recycling efforts draining resources

A relatively routine presentation on the county’s Solid Waste division Tuesday got interesting during the recycling portion when the conversation shifted from trying to woo Ocean City back into the fold but ended up with the commissioners contemplating seeking their own exemption from state mandates.

No direct action was taken by the county to formally explore the idea, just a vague directive offered by Commissioner Vice President Merrill Lockfaw, adopted unanimously, to direct staff to “continue to explore options,” to shore up solid waste operations.

A number of factors contributed to the turn in discussion, including Director of Public Works John Tustin’s revelation that recycling operations cost the county an average of $690,000 annually.

Also, the county gets a credit for chicken manure in mandated state goals, which could be affected by phosphorus management tool regulations put forth by Gov. Larry Hogan based on legislation passed by the O’Malley administration.


Gingrich Says He'd Consider Interim Speakership

Could Newt Gingrich end up right back to the place that made him a political celebrity?

During an interview with radio host Sean Hannity Thursday, the former speaker told the host that while he isn't pining to retake the position he vacated in 1999, he would not be opposed to serving as interim speaker if he had the 218 votes necessary.

The comments came only hours after House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy dropped his bid to replace Speaker John Boehner, who is set to leave the post on Oct. 30. Gingrich also made the remarks after Hannity pressed him on possibly taking the spot.

"Maybe this is a time for Newt Gingrich to come back with a flurry of ideas and a new contract that would advance a conservative agenda to help the country solve these horrible problems," Hannity told Gingrich. "Would you consider, if nominated, being the interim speaker?"


Rupert Murdoch: Carson could be ‘a real black president’

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch on Wednesday said Republican Ben Carson would be “a real black president,” implying doubts about President Obama’s connection to minorities.

The chairman and CEO of News Corporation tweeted Wednesday night: “Ben and Candy Carson terrific. What about a real black President who can properly address the racial divide? And much else.”

As though anticipating questions about Obama, Murdoch tweeted moments later with a call to read a New York Magazine article titled “The Paradox of the First Black President.”

Hillary Clinton’s opposition to TPP is a sign of just how worried she is about Bernie Sanders

Hillary Clinton almost never says the words "Bernie Sanders" on the campaign trail despite the fact that the Vermont socialist is running ahead of her in the New Hampshire primary and has been surprisingly competitive with the former secretary of state in the fight for fundraising dollars.

But just because Clinton doesn't say Sanders's name doesn't mean he isn't on her mind -- a lot. He quite clearly is, with the latest piece of evidence being her decision, announced Wednesday afternoon, to oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership. TPP is a massive trade deal that the Obama administration views as one of its second-term legacy items and that Clinton, as secretary of state, was on the record as supporting.

"TPP sets the gold standard in trade agreements to open free, transparent, fair trade, the kind of environment that has the rule of law and a level playing field," Clinton said in 2012. "And when negotiated, this agreement will cover 40 percent of the world's total trade and build in strong protections for workers and the environment."(CNN listed 45 times that Clinton spoke in support of TPP.)


Nanticoke Road To Be Closed For Repair

Weekend Closure Needed; Replacing Pipe Will Improve Drainage and Reduce Risk of Roadway Undermining

Beginning Friday, October 16 the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) will restore the flow of Tyaskin Creek under MD 349 (Nanticoke Road) in western Wicomico County. This emergency roadwork will take three days and require the closure of MD 349 as crews open up the roadway to replace a deteriorated corrugated metal pipe with a 42-inch reinforced concrete pipe.

Work will begin early Friday with a single-lane flagging operation until the closure of MD 349 to all traffic at 4 p.m. Motorists will be directed to a signed detour route using Deep Branch Road and Wetipquin Road. The closure and detour will remain in place through the weekend, with crews re-opening MD 349 by 5 a.m. Monday, October 19.

All work is weather-permitting. Crews may need to work around the clock to complete this project in one weekend. SHA appreciates the patience of area residents and apologizes for any inconvenience.

Someone In Chicago Is Shot Every 2.8 Hours (Despite Major Gun Control)

Someone in Chicago has been shot every 2.84 hours this year for a total of 2,349 shootings during the period of January 1, 2015 to October 6, 2015, according tocrime stats publishedby the Chicago Tribune.

This year,Chicago is expected to eclipse the previous milestone of a shooting every 3.38 hours in 2014 with a total victim count of 2,587.
But - Chicago ranks as one of the most regulated cities in the nation for gun control.


Thirteen Marching Bands Take the Field for 
Delmarvacade Oct. 17

Lights. Music. Marching! One of the most exciting and uplifting nights of the marching band season is coming up Saturday, Oct. 17, when Parkside High School and the Parkside Band Boosters present the 2015 Delmarvacade of Bands at Wicomico County Stadium.

Thirteen high school marching bands from throughout the region will fill Wicomico County Stadium that night with the sights and sounds of their field show as bands tune up for the impending championship events.

Between bands, parents, and spectators, the Delmarvacade is expected to draw thousands of people to the stadium. Bands will compete starting at 5:30 p.m., with each band performing the kind of field show people are accustomed to seeing at halftime of football games. Each performance will last seven to 12 minutes, and a new band will take the field about every 15 minutes.

The Gala of Royal Horses Trots into the WY&CC on Oct. 31

Salisbury, MD – The Gala of the Royal Horses world-renowned equestrian tour is coming to the Wicomico Youth & Civic in Salisbury, Md. during its inaugural North American tour. Audiences can experience the excitement, splendor, and majesty up close on Saturday, Oct. 31 for a special 2 p.m. matinee show.

The Gala of the Royal Horses combines stunning horses from around the world with live performers, creating a breathtaking event for the entire family. The show is a “must see” for horse lovers and families. Created, produced and led by world-renowned riding master Rene Gasser, who with the experiences of seven generations has recreated an event only previously seen at the famous riding schools of Vienna and Spain.

The Royal Horses are some of the most celebrated in history, favored for centuries by royalty, equestrian riders and bullfighters and this performance will celebrate the tradition, athleticism and grace of these revered creatures. The show features a variety of breads including the Andalusian, Friesian, Lipizzaner and Arabian. “The unique qualities of the Royal Horses single them out from all other breeds in the equine world. Their physical beauty and grace, coupled with exceptional courage and nobility make them an object of admiration and a source of inspiration for horse lovers everywhere,” explains Gasser.

Along with the magnificent stallions, Spanish flamenco dancers featuring authentic, vibrant costumes accompanied by the mellow notes of a guitar, bring the sights and sounds of Spain just a heartbeat away. "We're going to have horses dancing alongside some tremendous flamenco dancers, and I think people are really going to be excited about watching this," says Gasser.
Tickets start at only $20 (additional fees may apply). There are a limited number of VIP seats available. Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone at 410-548-4911 or in person at the WY&CC Box Office. The Box Office is located at 500 Glen Ave. and is open Monday through Friday from 9-6 p.m.

Big Helicopter Lift

The natural right to self-defense

Andrew Napolitano: 'Clinton has already promised she would rule by pen and phone'

While the FBI continued to analyze the emails Hillary Clinton thought she deleted and her advisers pressed her to hire a Republican criminal defense attorney in Washington, a madman used a lawfully purchased handgun to kill a professor and eight students at a community college in Roseburg, Oregon. Looking to change the subject away from her emails, Clinton was quick to pounce.

She who has ripped into Republicans for seeking political gain from the four American deaths in Benghazi, Libya, now seeks her own political gain from the dozens of murdered children and young adults in Newtown, Connecticut, and Roseburg. On the heels of the latter and referring to both tragedies, she launched an emotional attack early this week on the two most recent Supreme Court decisions upholding the personal right to keep and bear arms. She offered to “fix” them should she be elected president.

Her so-called fix consists of a dead-on-arrival legislative proposal making gun manufacturers financially liable for the misuse of their products and an executive order determining the meaning of certain words used in federal statutes.

The liability-shifting proposal is akin to punishing General Motors whenever a drunken driver misuses his Chevy and injures someone. The courts would surely reject that.


Worcester County still grappling with benefits

Despite continued assertions that the savings would be small and would take years to realize if county government were to drop health insurance coverage for the spouses and dependents of its retirees, Worcester County Commissioner Joe Mitrecic thinks it’s still worth considering.

At Tuesday’s county commissioner meeting, Mitrecic said he would wait two weeks until the county’s actuarial study is presented before taking up the issue again.

“I still believe we need to look at spouses and dependents,” Mitrecic said. “I don’t know how the numbers are so small when we have 900 spouses. Retirement benefits have been the downfall of municipalities.”

By removing all benefits to spouses and dependents of retirees, the savings would amount to about $260,000 in 2030, County Human Resources Director Stacey Norton said. In 2040, she continued, the savings would nearly double to more than $700,000. This assumes, however, that health care costs and other variables remain predictable in the interim.

“That could be one claim,” Norton said.


Medicare Part B premiums to rise 52% for 7 million enrollees

For seven in 10 Medicare beneficiaries 2016 will be much like 2015. They will pay $104.90 per month for their Medicare Part B premium just as they did in 2015.

But 2016 might not be anything like 2015 for some 30% of Medicare beneficiaries — roughly 7 million or so Americans. That’s because premiums for individuals could increase a jaw-dropping 52% to $159.30 per month ($318.60 for married couples). And for individuals whose incomes exceed certain thresholds, premiums could rise to anywhere from $223.00 per month up to $509.80 (or $446 to $1,019.60 for married couples), depending on their incomes.

What gives? Blame the “hold harmless” provision in the law that addresses cost-of-living adjustments (COLA) for Social Security benefits.


Why the Right is Right

Donald Trump Has Spent Only $2 Million On His Entire Campaign That’s Brilliant

MSNBC reported Tuesday morning that aides to Donald Trump estimate that the real estate mogul has spent roughly $2 million on his 2016 presidential campaign to date. That's consistent with a Wall Street Journal report from over the summer that Trump had loaned his campaign $1.8 million and raised another $100,000 for the effort.

That's stunning. And brilliant.

Trump has been the dominant force in the Republican presidential race for, at least, the past four months. (He officially became a candidate June 16.) On any given Sunday, he is appearing on or phoning into some -- if not all -- of the Sunday talk shows. According to Facebook's new Signal interface, Trump is responsible for 80 percent (or more) of the conversation around the 2016 presidential race on any given day. The first two Republican debates netted 24 million and 23 million viewers, respectively -- totals that Trump, rightly, attributes to his presence in the race.


Increasingly, U.S. IT Workers Are Alleging Discrimination

Some U.S. IT workers who have been replaced with H-1B contractors are alleging discrimination and are going to court. They are doing so in increasing numbers.

There are at least seven IT workers at Disney who are pursuing, or plan to pursue, federal and state discrimination administrative complaints over their layoffs. Another Disney worker, still employed by the firm, has filed a state administrative discrimination complaint in California. These complaints are a first step to litigation.

Separately, there are ongoing court cases alleging discrimination against two of the largest India-based IT services firms, Infosys and Tata Consultancy Services. The federal judges in each of cases have given a green light for the plaintiffs to proceed after rejecting dismissal efforts.

There may be federal interest in examining this issue. The U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices was asked by 10 U.S. senators in April to examine the IT layoffs at Southern California Edison (SCE) and to determine whether SCE or its contractors were "engaged in prohibited citizenship status discrimination."

What's being challenged, in sum, is the job replacement system created by the H-1B program. U.S. IT workers, as a condition for their severance, are being made to train H-1B visa-holding contractor replacements to take over their jobs.

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Obviously USPS Employees Can't/Won't Follow Instructions

93 percent of roughly 3,000 employees at the Postal Service did not comply with the agency’s phishing email policies. The USPS inspector general sent fake phishing emails to test the agency’s information security awareness training; 25 percent of employees the IG tested clicked on the fake email, and 90 percent of them didn’t tell the agency they had clicked on the email. The IG said the Postal Service should require all employees with network access, take annual information security awareness training. USPS suffered a major cyber attack from a phishing scam back in November 2014.

Fall Cruisin’ Event Rolling In Ocean City With Live Music, Celebrities

OCEAN CITY — The 18th Annual Endless Summer Cruisin’ Car Show is now underway in Ocean City and continues through Sunday, Oct. 11.

The four-day automotive event, which kicked off yesterday, continues to be one of the eastern region’s largest fall car shows with more than 2,000 hot rods, street machines customs and more. Show hours are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9 through Saturday Oct. 10 and the Grand Finale Car Show and Awards Ceremony 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 11. This event will have various car shows at the Convention Center on 40th Street, the downtown Inlet parking lot and various citywide locations.

Special guest this year from the hit television show All Girls Garage will be Rachel De Barros, who will be at the event, Friday at the Inlet, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday, inside the OC Convention Center 11 a.m.-4 p.m. She will be talking about all the fun she has on the show plus share her love of cars.

Also joining in the fun, Joyce DeWitt, made famous for her role as Janet on the hit comedy Three’s Company, will be meeting and greeting fans at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center, Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and at the Inlet Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.


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