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Sunday, November 22, 2015

BREAKING NEWS: Belgian authorities arrest 16 in anti-terror raids

Belgian authorities announce 16 people were arrested Sunday in anti-terror raids, which targeted 19 houses in Brussels and three houses in another area. Salah Abdeslam, the Paris terror attacker who survived, was not among the men captured.

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Governor Hogan talks with Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to sit down with Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace to talk about my cancer...

Posted by Larry Hogan on Sunday, November 22, 2015

BREAKING NEWS: Belgian premier announces ‘serious and imminent’ threat

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel says that schools, subways will be closed because of a “serious and imminent” threat, as Brussels spends its second day under the highest threat level and the manhunt continues for a suspect missing since the Nov. 13 attacks in France.

Governor Hogan Ranks 3rd In Poll

GA new poll says Governor Larry Hogan ranks among the top 3 most popular governors in the United States with a massive +55 fav/unfav spread! 69% of all Marylanders approve of his job performance as governor and only 14% disapprove.

Hundreds of Security Badges Missing From Atlanta Airport

Hundreds of ID badges that let airport workers roam the nation's busiest hub have been stolen or lost in the last two years, an NBC News investigation has found.

While experts say the missing tags are a source of concern because they could fall into the wrong hands, officials at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport insist they don't pose "a significant security threat."

The wayward badges came to light when NBC-DFW asked airports across the country to reveal how many of them were unaccounted for. Only one, Atlanta, provided numbers before the Transportation Security Administration blocked the release of more data.

But at that single airport, where almost 60,000 people work, some 1,400 badges that allow employees to access secure areas like runways and boarding gates have gone missing over roughly two years.

"It's very, very serious. Without question," said Larry Wansley, who headed corporate security for American Airlines until 2004 and still consults for airports.

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Governor Hogan Will Be On Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace At 9am Today!

"Tune into Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace this morning at 9:00 am, to see Power Player: Larry Hogan, one of the top 3 Governor's in America."

Posted by Larry Hogan on Sunday, November 22, 2015

Salisbury City Council Meeting Agenda & Packet For 11-23-15

Local Salisbury Golden Corral At It Again: UPDATE, Post Goes Viral AGAIN

I would like to inform you of some practices occurring at your Salisbury MD restaurant. 

On more than one occasion an employee, Caroline White, was called in for an extra, unscheduled shift as they were shorthanded for whatever reason. This resulted in Caroline being on the clock for more than forty hours in that week, requiring any hours over the forty to be paid at an overtime rate of time and a half. Not only was Caroline not paid the overtime rate, she was not paid even straight time rate, because there is a policy at the restaurant that forbids employees from earning overtime. This happened on 3 occasions that I am aware of, and if it happened to Caroline, it likely happened to others as well. 

Do you at corporate headquarters have ANY idea the laws that were broken in these instances? Caroline remained silent at the time for fear of retribution, as she felt she needed to remain employed there until she found other employment, which she has and is no longer employed with your company. 

On another occasion, there was to be a an inspection of the restaurant. Employees were working late in the evening to clean for this inspection. Caroline was asked by someone in authority (I'm assuming it was the GM, Jenny Lopez) to go for coffee and donuts from the local Dunkin Donuts. She did, paid for the coffee and donuts out of her own pocket, but was never reimbursed for the purchase. Is it routine Golden Corral policy to conduct business this way to strengthen the bottom line? 

I would be remiss if I didn't tell you that there is a local blog site that is extremely popular in Salisbury. I have already sent this information to that blog site, who's owner is a friend of mine, urging the good people of Salisbury, MD to consider this mistreatment of a 17 year old college student by Golden Corral, Salisbury, MD, before they would darken the doorway of your restaurant again.

Publishers Notes: The last time we did an article about them, Golden Corral In Salisbury Flips The Bird To A Homecoming Soldier it went viral. In fact, even the local news stations followed us and in fact stole our exact title and exclusive story.  

Contact Your Governor's Office NOW!

ALABAMA, ARKANSAS, LOUISIANA, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN AND TEXAS ALL REFUSING TO ACCEPT SYRIAN INVASION! IN ONE MORNING "SIX STATES" (SO FAR) HEARD "WE THE PEOPLE" MAKE THE CALL TO YOUR GOVERNOR REGARDLESS IF THEY STAND WITH OBAMA!

Once you are done contacting the Governor please share this post on Facebook and email it to all your friends.  

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Contact the Governor’s Office

Whether you’re a citizen of Maryland or just visiting our great state, your comments and suggestions are welcome.
  • Mail:
    100 State Circle
    Annapolis, Maryland
    21401-1925
  • Phone:
    410-974-3901
    1-800-811-8336
    MD Relay 1-800-735-2258
Thanks for taking the time to contact the Governor’s Office of Maryland.
Governor Larry Hogan
 


Other State Governor's Office Addresses and Websites can be found HERE

In a racially divided Maryland town, a new black police chief takes charge

POCOMOKE CITY, Md. — The new police chief walks into the Market Street Deli, a gathering spot in a town still scarred by months of racial turmoil.

Most of the diners are white. William “Bill” Harden Sr., who has been on the job for about a month, is black. He pauses at the door, wearing his black uniform with gold buttons and stars and a hat embroidered in gold with the city’s emblem and the word “Chief.”

Harden, 65, knows people in Pocomoke City are still getting to know him — and still getting over what led to him being hired.

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Gains Hawkins just can't "get over it"

Mr. Hawkins, a member (along with Laura Mitchell) of the Wicomico County Democratic Central Committee, was Treasurer of Rick Pollitt's campaign committee – the "Friends of Rick." Since the election, he has published periodic epistles in, would you believe, the Daily Times trashing Bob Culver by putting him in a false light. Now that it has become clear, beyond any valid doubt, that the voters chose wisely in electing him and defeating Pollitt, Hawkins has become increasingly asinine in his attack.

In a recent piece, he portrays an imaginary “Culliverland,” in which a malicious "emperor" is posited as the perpetrator of evil and unethical actions. Replete with sophomoric plagiarism ("Once upon a time, a short, short time ago"), the piece suggests the arrival of a "New Day" – bet you can’t figure that one out – that makes it all better, maybe.

Hawkins continues to boil in his witches’ brew of venom and vituperation over the rejection of his pal Pollitt and other local Democrats – Conway, Brown, Mitchell, Hastings -- by Wicomico County voters. He must be blind to the fact that Salisbury has experienced the very same "New Day" with nothing to show. And he is certainly blind to (or unwilling to acknowledge) the remarkable and much needed change for the better in Wicomico County government during Bob Culver's first year as the County Executive.

Surely, as Wicomico County (with the exception of Salisbury) continues to improve and recover from years of Democrat rule, Hawkins will continue to publish his BS in a forum that thrives by selling such drivel to the low information voters.

Jack Markell :Why my state won't turn refugees away

We know that those who forget their history are doomed to repeat it. Yet that sentiment has been lost in the politicized attempts to fight President Barack Obama's push to accept more Syrian refugees. Our state and national leaders would do well to remember a tragic incident from our past in which people fleeing from danger in their country were denied a compassionate response by ours.

In May, 1939, a few months before the German invasion of Poland and the start of World War II, nearly 1,000 German Jews approached South Florida aboard a ship called St. Louis. They had been denied entry to Cuba and hoped to receive sympathy from American leaders who knew of the severe discrimination they faced at home.

Instead, our government enforced the strict quotas in place at the time. Forced to return home, more than 500 were trapped by Germany's European conquests and about half of those died in the Holocaust.

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WE DID IT!!!

Statement from Governor Larry Hogan

ANNAPOLIS, MD -
Governor Larry Hogan today released the following statement:

"As governor of Maryland, the safety and security of Marylanders remains my first priority. Following the terrorist attacks on Paris just four days ago, and after careful consideration, I am now requesting that federal authorities cease any additional settlements of refugees from Syria in Maryland until the U.S. government can provide appropriate assurances that refugees from Syria pose no threat to public safety."

Maryland Democratic Party Executive Director Pat Murray issued this statement about Governor Hogan


On Tuesday, Governor Larry Hogan announced on Facebook that he wants to close Maryland to people fleeing violence in the...
Posted by Maryland Democratic Party on Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Syrian Refugees Already in Baltimore

After fleeing Syria, they must first spend time in refugee camps usually run by the United Nations and then must apply to come to the U.S. according to Ruben Chandrasekar, director of the Baltimore chapter of the International Rescue Center.

He said then the vetting process will then begin.

"That can last anywhere from 18 months to 3 years per applicant," he said.

Chandrasekar said the IRC has settled 30 families from Syria in Baltimore.

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Retired City Police Officer Found Not Guilty Of Killing Dog

A Baltimore City judge has found a retired city police officer not guilty of animal cruelty, and all other charges in connection with the death of a dog in June of last year.

The verdict was handed down this morning in the case of retired Baltimore City Police Officer Jeffery Bolger.

He was accused of slitting the throat of a shar-pei named Nala, after the dog bit a pregnant woman.

The defense argued the officer acted in self defense, but prosecutors say the officer had no reason for his actions because it was already contained.

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Tsarnaev brothers were refugees


The Flaming Grill

I decided to come to Salisbury to have dinner with my Family. Mind you, we're eating early and one would think with ALL the open tables we'd  get seated T a clean booth, NOT.

Dad Tells Cops They Need a Warrant to Search His Home, so They Kick in His Door & Kill Him

Spring Lake, NC — Three children lost their father Sunday after deputies with the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office, looking for a different man, shot and killed him.

John Livingston, 33, was shot and killed in the early morning hours of Sunday as police were conducting an assault investigation. Police were not looking for Livingston, and the entire situation could have been avoided had they come back with a warrant like Livingston requested.

Livingston’s roommate, Clayton Carroll told WNCN that he was shot multiple times during the altercation with officers who had no right to be there in the first place.

According to Carroll, deputies began knocking on the door around 3:30 am as they were looking for someone who no longer lived in the home. When Deputies asked Livingston if they could search his home, Livingston said “not without a search warrant,” according to Carroll.

Livingston then shut the door.

Having a man assert his fourth amendment right to be secure in his property was apparently too much for the deputy to handle.

“The cop kicked in the door, got on top of him, started slinging him around beat him…” Carroll said.

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Another Business Succumbs to Salisbury

Pemberton Coffeehouse opened just over four years ago on Pemberton Drive in a quaint brick house up on a hill, nestled amidst mature trees and with a tremendous view of Mitchell's Pond. Kevin Twilley and his family spent countless hours excited and working together to turn this house into a family business, taking care not to lose but to enhance the colorful history of this building.


In these four years we have met so many caring, wonderful individuals, couples and families—including pets. We have made so many friends. There have been weddings, wedding receptions, bridal showers, birthdays, tea parties, graduation celebrations, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. Our goal has been to provide a place that was an extension of our home - a place where strangers could become friends and feel welcome. We set high standards for everything we prepared, always putting quality first.

During this time, there have been many changes in our family. 

Rachel and Rebekah are both in nursing school; Danielle and Eliana are in high school; Erin is a PA and Alex is a Pharmacist; Penny is a Clinical Instructor of Nursing and Kevin has a growing business that he owns and operates. It became obvious that we could no longer invest the time needed to maintain our goals. 

After many hours of family discussions and reluctance to let go of what has been such an important part of our lives, we have decided it is time to move forward and close the Coffeehouse. The last day we will be open is November 29th. We would like to take this time to thank our amazing staff and wish them the very best.

Thank you Salisbury for being supportive and we will miss being a part of the Coffeehouse Community! 

Kevin, Penny, Erin, Alex, Rachel, Rebekah, Danielle, Eliana and “Granny” Joyce
(We would love to see someone who would appreciate this business and make it theirs. Feel free to contact Kevin Twilley.)

What Free Speech? Judge Bans the Words ‘Black Lives Matter’ from Clothing in Court

The idea that three words written on clothing could disrupt a courtroom is patently absurd.

Worcester, MA –
Four Black Lives Matter (BLM) protestors, charged with disturbing the peace, had their trial date postponed until January 2016. However, the real story that came out of the hearing was the fact that Central District Court Judge Robert Pellegrini ruled that the protesters are banned from wearing clothing with the words “Black Lives Matter” on them in his courtroom.

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Cardin Statement on Syrian Refugees Coming to the United States

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement on the various statements from primarily Republican governors attempting to stop Syrian refugees from entering their states.

“As elected officials, the safety of all Americans is our highest priority. The United States should be doing everything in our power to know who we allow into this country – refugees, business people or tourists. I wish that prior to making public statements that run contrary to federal and state authority, governors who are trying to shut the doors to their states from refugees including Maryland’s governor, would have reached out to federal officials for details on the stringent security screenings required for refugee resettlement anywhere in the United States. I take very strongly the responsibility to make sure these security screenings prevent terrorists from entering our country.”

The Best Way to Prevent Drunk Driving? That's Debatable.

Advocates and states disagree over the effectiveness of ignition interlocks, which are basically car breathalyzers, versus 24/7 sobriety. Congress, though, will soon weigh in.

In the fight against drunk driving, states are splitting into two groups. They disagree over the best way to discourage convicted drunk drivers from driving drunk again and, in the process, are raising questions about the effectiveness of ignition interlocks. Now, after years of state lawmakers choosing sides, Congress will get involved too.

The disagreements come a decade after all states adopted laws making it a crime to drive with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher. Since then, the number of U.S. deaths in alcohol-related crashes has declined from about 13,000 a year to about 10,000 a year. But the numbers haven’t changed much since 2010, so advocates have pushed states to take further measures to try to decrease the death toll.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) champions laws that require all people convicted of drunk driving to install ignition interlock devices in their vehicles. The devices prevent the cars or trucks from starting unless the driver breathes into the machine and proves the person is not under the influence of alcohol. So far 25 states have passed that type of law in the last decade.

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Baltimore Mayor says city will welcome Syrian refugees

BALTIMORE (WUSA9) -- Going against the sentiment expressed by her governor, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie-Rawlings Blake says she will welcome Syrian refugees to her city.

In a statement Tuesday, Rawlings-Blake said the city, Maryland and the United States have "proud traditions welcoming refugees seeking assistance from crisis around the world."

Hours before Rawlings-Blake's statement, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said he is requesting that federal authorities do not allow Syrian refugees to settle in Maryland. Hogan is one of 30 governors across the country to have made similar statements.

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JUST IN: Rioter Sentenced To 4 Years In Prison For CVS Fire; Must Pay $500,000 In Restitution

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The man who pleaded guilty to setting a CVS on fire during the Baltimore riots after Freddie Gray’s death was sentenced to 48 months in prison Tuesday and must also pay a half a million dollars in restitution.

Raymon Carter was arrested on June 30 in connection to the April 27 arson at the pharmacy located at Pennsylvania and North avenues.

Prosecutes said at the time of the arrest, Carter fled from ATF agents and later lied about his identity when he was captured.

The fire caused nearly $1 million in damages.

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ACLU Upset With Governor Hogans Decision On Refugees

Statement of the ACLU on Governor Hogan's Request to Federal Government to Not Send Syrian Refugees to Maryland

The following can be attributed to Sirine Shebaya, attorney directing the ACLU of Maryland's immigrant's rights advocacy:

"The ACLU of Maryland is deeply saddened by Governor Larry Hogan's request that the federal government not allow any more Syrian refugees to come to Maryland, a decision that goes against our common humanity. To shut the door in the face of those who are the most severely harmed by the very actions we so loudly condemn in Paris is to say that some lives - those of the Syrian refugees and their children - do not matter and are expendable.

Maryland did not hear calls to ban Irish immigrants when the Irish Republican Army (IRA) was active, or calls to ban people from Spain when Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA) was active. The current calls have nothing to do with safety, and everything to do with our inability to see Syrian refugees as fellow humans doing the same thing people have done since time immemorial - flee war, death, and destruction. To shut out Syrian families trying to rescue their children from persecution and in some cases starvation, is to refuse to help the victims of the very terrorism we decry.

Martin O’Malley Dines with Family of Illegal Immigrants

Democratic Presidential Candidate Martin O’Malley dined with a family of illegal immigrants Thursday in a bid to highlight the benefits of executive amnesty and the plight of the “New American family.”

O’Malley, a former governor of Maryland, has been attempting to stand out from his competition for the Democratic nomination — Hillary Clinton and 
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
16%
 — by appealing to the immigrant community with expansive amnesty proposals and rhetoric.

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ISIS is coming to America


 

Teens allegedly kill woman at car wash, take body on joyride

Two Missouri teenagers fatally stabbed a woman while she was vacuuming her car and then went on a gruesome joyride with her dead body propped up in the front seat, according to reports.

The two boys, 13 and 14, allegedly stabbed 43-year-old Tanya Chamberlain in the face, neck, chest and hands on Nov. 1 as she visited a local car wash and vacuumed her vehicle, according to documents obtained by KCTV5.

Surveillance video shows the eighth-graders exiting Quick Clean Car Wash wearing distinct hoodies that would later help police identify them as suspects.

The Nov. 1 time change for daylight saving time screwed up the nearby video footage, which shows the boys getting in the vehicle with Chamberlain in the front seat at around 1:57 a.m. — 40 minutes after Chamberlain is seen on camera vacuuming her car, according to the court documents.

A few minutes later the video boots back up and the car is gone, KCTV5 reported.

The documents state that the teens then took off in the vehicle with Chamberlain's dead body propped up in the front seat with her feet on the dashboard.

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Madonna: Only Way to Stop Terrorism is to ‘Love Unconditionally,’ Keep Having ‘Fun’

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State employees request more pay, hold rallies across Maryland

HYATTSVILLE — A labor union for Maryland public employees held rallies across the state Thursday to place pressure on Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration for a pay raise and more money to fill vacant jobs under their current contract negotiations.

The Maryland council of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees is asking for “fair pay, fair treatment” at work, and resources to help provide public services, according to Jeff Pittman, a union spokesman.

The union began contract negotiations at the beginning of October, union officials said. Thursday, it coordinated rallies in Baltimore, Cumberland, Hagerstown, Hyattsville and Salisbury. A larger rally is planned for Dec. 10 in Baltimore.

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Islamic State Threatens ‘Paris-Style’ Attack In DC

WASHINGTON (WJZ) – A new video released on Monday purportedly by Islamic State (ISIL) members warns that countries participating in Syrian air strikes should expect terrorist attacks similar to those recently carried out in Paris, according to Reuters.

The video then specifies Washington D.C. as a potential target.

“As we struck France in the center of its abode in Paris, we swear that we will strike America at its center in Washington,” a speaker said in the one-minute video.

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Charlie Sheen Is Allegedly HIV Positive & Making Announcement On ‘Today Show’

Charlie Sheen is reportedly making a shocking announcement on Nov. 17 that he has been secretly battling HIV for several years but he’s now ready to share his story with the world.

Charlie Sheen is HIV Positive, according to TMZ. The 50-year-old actor will reportedly sit down with Today Show‘s Matt Lauer and make the “revealing person announcement” during their Nov. 17 show. The actor, who was once married to Denise Richards, has remained out of the spotlight for the past year and after rumblings in publications for months, the former Two and a Half Men star reportedly wants to tell the world his personal battle with the disease.

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Black Lives Matter Mob Invades Dartmouth Library, Reportedly Harasses White Students Relentlessly: ‘F*** Your White Tears!’


Students studying at the Dartmouth University library were interrupted by a group of Black Lives Matter protesters who reportedly shouted, harassed and hurled profanities at white students.

The Dartmouth Review student newspaper slammed the protesters for their “tactics, tone and words” used to stigmatize their own classmates.

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White Students Asked to Leave “Black-Only Healing Space”

It’s been quite a week at the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, Missouri.

From hunger strikes by rich kids, to poop swastikas, to black football players boycotting games, to the resignation of of the president and chancellor, to beating preachers in a safe speech zone…

To this… white students at the University of Missouri were told to leave the “black only healing space” and meet in a different room.

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Weapons Missing Following Overnight Break-In At Army Reserve Armory In Worcester Massachusetts

WORCESTER (CBS) — The FBI is investigating an overnight break-in at an U.S. Army Reserve armory in Worcester where weapons were apparently taken.

“Nothing at this point in time would tie this to any specific threat or anything else at this point,” Hank Shaw, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Boston division said at a press conference on Sunday.

The missing weapons were entered into a national database, and federal, state, and local law enforcement have been alerted, according to the agency.

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O'Malley got the counter-punch from Donald Trump he was spoiling for

 
Martin O'Malley was hoping Donald Trump would begin attacking him, and after a shot at the real estate mogul, he got exactly what he wanted.

That tweet came after O'Malley referred to Trump as "that immigrant-bashing carnival barker, Donald Trump."

Hillary Clinton also took a swipe at Trump, repeating a line she's been using to criticize Bernie Sanders' call for universal free college tuition: "I don't think taxpayers should be paying to send Donald Trump's kids to college."

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Bloodshed Continues; Baltimore Surpasses 300th Homicide

BALTIMORE (WJZ)–Baltimore City violence reaches a grim milestone tonight and surpasses the 300th homicide of the year.

WJZ’s Amy Yensi has the latest.

A deadly stabbing in South West Baltimore, marks the 300th homicide in the city this year. A 27 year old man, stabbed multiple times Saturday night.

Hours later the homicide number hits 301 after a 22-year-old is fatally shot in the chest.

Police Commissioner Kevin Davis saying in a statement, “as our city experiences a sad homicide milestone tonight, it’s important to pause and vow to continue our collective fight to find a better path forward. Baltimore will win again, 2015 will not define us, and the nation will once again see our city for the determination that has long defined us.”

The 300th victim killed just hours after the 300 Men March against violence in Baltimore.

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VIDEO FROM PARIS THAT HAS NOT BEEN SHOWN BY THE MEDIA IN THE U.S.A. Australia or Canada YET!