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Thursday, January 07, 2016

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Oslo Police: "We have lost the city."

“Early in 2010 Aftenposten stated that there are sharia patrols in this area, and gay couples are assaulted and chased away. ‘Immigrant Fatima Tetouani says that “Grønland is more Muslim than Morocco.”‘”

And that was six years ago.

“Norway: Oslo Police: ‘We Have Lost the City,’” Poqari News, December 31, 2015 (thanks to Pamela Geller):

The article below is about the apocalyptic level of culturally-enriched violence in Grønland, a district of the city of Oslo.

Grønland is only two subway stops from the Parliament, and one from the Central Station, fairly close to the government offices that were bombed by Breivik.

It looks like Karachi, Basra, and Mogadishu all rolled into one. People sell drugs openly just next to the Grønland subway station.

It’s not Norway or Europe anymore, except when there is welfare money to be collected. The police have largely given up. Early in 2010 Aftenposten stated that there are sharia patrols in this area, and gay couples are assaulted and chased away. “Immigrant Fatima Tetouani says that ‘Grønland is more Muslim than Morocco.’”

Readers should remember that Aftenposten, which is the largest newspaper in the Oslo region, is normally pro-Islamic and very Multicultural.

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Sanders and Wife Steered Campaign, Nonprofit Money to Family and Friends

Public records show pattern of payments to Democratic presidential candidate’s inner circle

Bernie Sanders and his wife have on numerous occasions steered money from organizations under their control to friends and family members, public records show.

The payments benefited the wife of the Democratic presidential candidate, his stepdaughter, and the son of a former colleague in city government whom Sanders has described as a close friend.

Sanders, a self-described socialist, is now running for the presidency on an anti-corruption platform, decrying public officials’ attempts to use their positions for personal financial gain.

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DMV Tells Vet To Remove Hat For License Photo, Then The Marine Drops A Truth Bomb

"... when he entered the Marines he declared an oath to the USA ..."

Marines are trained to always stand true to their beliefs and always prevail — even when they are battling the bureaucracy of the Department of Motor Vehicles.

That’s why the driver’s license picture of Marine veteran Alex Morales of Bakersfield, Calif., shows him wearing a cap adorned with the letters “USMC” — a cap he was first ordered not to wear when he went into the California DMV office on Dec. 9 to get his picture taken.

Morales’ wife, Henrietta, proudly posted the story on their Facebook page, which has been liked by more than 300,000 people.

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Move to gender-neutral graduation dress sparks debate in Howard County

A decision by Howard County school officials to require gender-neutral caps and gowns at graduations — instead of girls dressing in one color and boys in another — is drawing opposition from parents who liked the old tradition but praise from others who say it will make transgender students more comfortable.

"I understand it's going to be hard for some, because it's hard to break from tradition and a lot of parents have strong memories of being in school colors at graduation," said Catherine Hyde, mother of a transgender graduate of Marriotts Ridge High School and a parent facilitator for the local chapter of PFLAG, an organization for families and allies of the LGBT community.

"This is a move that will help all of our students feel more comfortable and welcomed," Hyde said.

Howard County's move comes as other school systems also are considering gender-neutral graduation attire. Last year, three schools in Montgomery County opted to have one color for both boys and girls, though that county has not imposed a system-wide directive.

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Police Claim It’s Unconstitutional to Mandate Drug Testing on Officers

Well, here’s an interesting case of irony if there ever was one. The city of Pittsburgh has had a civil right grievance filed against it by police officers claiming that mandatory drug testing violates their constitutional rights, not to mention violates their contracts.

There are three primary reasons an officer might usually be tested: 1) If he/she was suspected of being under the influence of something while on duty, 2) If that officer is involved in a traffic accident, and 3) If that officer fires his/her weapon.

The police claim that this unconstitutionality only applies to them, and not the public they serve and protect. Their argument becomes even more ironic when they claim that mandatory drug testing is an example of illegal search and seizure, and that police would be being forced to give up their constitutional rights to protect the city from civil liability.

This all came about after a car chase in which a crash occurred. It turned out that just being involved in a chase, whether a crash occurred or not, was reason enough to seek a drug test.

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Hebron VFD Casino Night

The Hebron VFD will be having their annual Casino Night on February 6, 2016 at 7 pm. Tickets are $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door. Draft beer and soft drinks are included in the ticket price. Cash bar is available. MUST BE 21 TO ENTER!!!!!!! Tickets are available from any Hebron VFD member or through PayPal by clicking the "Add to Cart" button HERE.

O’Malley Camp Says DNC Chair Is Making ‘Huge Mistake’ on Democratic Debates

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Shultz has made a “huge mistake” by limiting debate among the 2016 Democratic presidential hopefuls, according to one of the three remaining candidates.

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) has consistently vocalized his criticism of how Shultz has handled the 2016 Democratic primary — particularly the lackluster and limited debates. With the NH1 News forum less than a month a way, an event the O’Malley camp is attempting to turn into a debate, the campaign is attempting to rope fellow Democratic candidate Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders into the fight.

Matthew Sheaff, O’Malley’s deputy state director in New Hampshire, told TheBlaze that while Wasserman Shultz has said she won’t budge on her decision not to add any more debates, including in the Granite State, the campaign wants to hold Sanders accountable. Sanders, too, has called for more debates and asserted that if Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton were the one calling for more debates, the DNC would oblige.

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Drunk Driver Injures Trooper After Being Involved In A Hit And Run Crash

(North East, MD) – A Maryland state trooper is recovering from injuries sustained after his marked patrol car was struck by a vehicle operated by an impaired driver, previously involved in a hit and run crash, just before midnight yesterday.

The trooper is identified as Trooper Charles Tittle, 22, a four year veteran assigned to patrol duties at the North East Barrack. Trooper Tittle was on a traffic stop inside his marked patrol car with his emergency equipment activated, on westbound Old Philadelphia Road, east of Butterfield Lane.

The driver who struck Trooper Tittle’s vehicle is identified as Sean Jester, 30, of the 100 block of Cool Spring Road in North East. Jester was charged with driving under the influence, negligent driving, reckless driving, failure to drive slow while passing stopped emergency vehicle, along with other charges. Jester was driving a white Nissan Pathfinder.

The preliminary investigation indicates that shortly after 10:30 p.m. yesterday, Jester veered into Trooper Tittle’s patrol car from behind. Upon further investigation, troopers on the scene discovered Jester was involved in a hit and run crash, moments prior to striking Trooper Tittle’s car. The crash prior took place approximately five miles away at East Cecil Avenue at Mauldin Avenue, North East, in which Jester struck a parked car causing it to overturn. Officers from the Town of North East Police Department are investigating the hit and run crash.

Trooper Tittle was transported by ambulance to Union Hospital for treatment. Trooper Tittle has been released and is on medical leave.

Troopers from the North East Barrack continue investigation.

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Governor Larry Hogan: Not the Time to Abandon Common-Sense Principles

Governor Larry Hogan: It's Absurd, Unsustainable, and Has to End

Dems angry over Obama immigrant raids

Democrats in both chambers are sharpening their criticisms of the Obama administration's deportation policies following the recent arrest of scores of immigrants in the country illegally who are now in line to be sent home.

The lawmakers are accusing the administration of ripping apart families, traumatizing children and risking the safety of the deportees as they face a return to beleaguered parts of the world.

Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.), Congress's most vocal immigrant rights advocate, took to the House floor on Wednesday to hammer the strategy as one striking “maximum fear in immigrant communities.”

Across the Capitol, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) warned of “the chilling effect” the arrests will have on “immigrant communities who will understandably be terrified and deterred from approaching law enforcement to report crimes.”

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Detectives Conducting a Death Investigation-Laurel

Laurel, DE - The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit are currently conducting a death investigation after a 61-year-old female was found deceased at a residence in Laurel.

The preliminary investigation of this incident revealed it occurred at approximately 12:24 p.m., Thursday, January 7, 2016, as a female was discovered by a family member in the unit block of West 6th Street, Laurel. First responders arrived on scene where the victim had an apparent signs of trauma and pronounced deceased.

At the request of the Laurel Police Department, Delaware State Police Homicide detectives responded to the scene and are conducting the death investigation. This investigation is in its preliminary stages and more information will be released when available.

Yes, Muslims Should Be Asked to Condemn Islamic Terror

Last week, an opinion piece appeared in The Washington Post that tells you much of what you need to know about the moral fabric and intellectual depth of the ACLU and much of the left.

Written by Rana Elmir, deputy director of the Michigan chapter of the ACLU, the title says it all: “Stop asking me to condemn terrorists just because I’m Muslim.”

Here is how her column begins:

“As an American Muslim, I am consistently and aggressively asked — by media figures, religious leaders, politicians and Internet trolls — to condemn terrorism to prove my patriotism.

"I emphatically refuse.”

Even putting aside her refusal as a Muslim to condemn the greatest organized evil in the world, her misleading rhetoric is revealed by another aspect of the opening sentence.

It is not to “prove [her] patriotism” that people ask her to condemn Muslim mass murder, torture and sexual enslavement. It has nothing to do with patriotism.

Decent people (including many decent Muslims) make this request for three other reasons: One is to ascertain the moral/religious views of that Muslim. The second is to ascertain how widespread Islamist views are among Muslims. And the third reason is to have as many Muslims as possible condemn Islamist violence in the hope that Muslims considering supporting or engaging in terror will think twice about doing so.

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Revolutionary War-era ship unearthed at Virginia construction site

The remains of a ship dating back to the Revolutionary War have been found at a site of a new hotel under construction in Virginia.

Local archaeologists in Alexandria are now scrambling to identify the story behind the 250-year-old sailing ship. The area once was in the Potomac River before it was backfilled two centuries ago to expand Alexandria's waterfront.

"A remarkable archaeological dream basically,” Francine Bromberg, who has been the archaeologist in Alexandria for a quarter century, told Fox 5. "We know that this ship was put in place sometime between 1775 and 1798.”

But who owned it? What did it carry? Who sailed on it? For now, that remains a mystery.

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The Angry Man For All Good Reasons

Antonin Scalia is a Supreme Court justice for grown-ups. This irritates the child-like who think the law and the courts are places to take their wish lists, dreams of a summer night and cherished fantasies. Justice Scalia is their Scrooge for all seasons.

Alas, there’s a declining market for grown-ups in modern America, where nearly everyone wants to ride a hobby horse to Mommy, but Mr. Scalia is a bright light on the landscape. Like most of his colleagues he travels frequently to make speeches, often to law schools where auditoriums are always packed, but often to lesser venues. He’s witty, entertaining and blunt in an era when public men retreat to euphemism and hide in flabby language.

He says what he thinks on the high court, too, asking more questions and making more remarks than any of the other eight justices. He provokes more laughter than the other justices, too, all to get to a telling point and to make it memorable. This naturally stokes the ire of the politically correct grunions in places high, low and in-between, but it delights even his critics.

Justice Scalia “doesn’t come in to oral arguments all secretive and Sphinx-like,” writes Dahlia Lithwick of Slate magazine, “feigning indecision on the nuances of the case before him. He comes in like a medieval knight, girded for battle. He knows what the law is. He knows what the opinion should say. And he uses the hour allotted for argument to bludgeon his brethren into agreement.”

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'One Day at a Time' star Pat Harrington Jr. dies at 86

Pat Harrington Jr., who memorably played the superintendent Dwayne Schneider on “One Day at a Time,” has died, his rep told FOX411. He was 86.

Harrington’s daughter shared the news of his death on Facebook and his agent also wrote about his death on social media.

“The Studio Talent Group mourns the passing of legendary actor Pat Harrington,” agent Phil Brock wrote. “Pat was the quintessential performer, was the recipient of two golden globes, two Emmys and acting was his only profession for over 65 years. We were honored to represent him. Our deepest condolences to his family. Pat is now performing in heaven.”

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Concerns Over Drone Registration Have Md. Man Taking Legal Action

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — It was arguably the hottest toy of the holidays, but as quick as drones were flying off the shelves, controversy over the FAA’s new registration was brewing.

Rick Ritter has more on concerns that have one Maryland man taking legal action.

Close to 200,000 people have already registered their drones, but one Maryland man says he feels the rules are illegal.

With the popularity of drones comes conerns.

Over the last year, some devices were caught hovering near the White House fence, putting 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue on immediate lockdown

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POCOMOKE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT CHIEF'S SPECIAL AWARD

WHEREAS, Lieutenant E. Starner, Maryland State Police - Berlin Barrack is commended for his actions and service during his tenure as Chief of Police for the Pocomoke City Police Department.

WHEREAS, Lt. E. Starner's professional demeanor, service, and dedication to the mean and women of the Pocomoke City Police Department are greatly appreciated. Lt. E. Starner's actions are indicative of the level of character, training, and experience in which he posses and is indicative of the caliber of leadership he exudes.

WHEREAS, Lt. E. Starner has served in honor and humility, in forthrightness and prudence, and in a manner as to bring credit to the law enforcement profession in the highest standard.

WHEREAS, Lt. E. Starner is heartily recognized for his efforts and leadership to the members of the Pocomoke City Police Department and the Community of Pocomoke City.

Thank you Lt. E. Starner!!!

Chief Wiliam H. Harden Sr.

Actually, the First Amendment Does Protect 'Hateful' Speech

From the latest edition of The Economist comes these astonishing sentences in a story on the recent controversy at the University of Missouri.

"The backlash against the changes at Mizzou is likely to continue, led by self-styled defenders of the First Amendment (which protects free speech). Yet the First Amendment does not give people a free pass to go round saying hateful things, points out Mr. Henson."

The Mr. Henson referred to is Chuck Henson, the university's "new interim vice-president for inclusion, diversity and equity," and he and the editors of the Economist are in need of a tutorial on the First Amendment.

As instapundit.com proprietor Glenn Reynolds points out — and note that the use of the verb "points out" indicates that the author is in agreement with the person quoted — the First Amendment does give people a free pass to go round saying things that other people may consider hateful. Anyone in doubt about this ought to consult UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh's definitive blog post, complete with citations of Supreme Court case law, on why "there is no hate speech exception to the First Amendment." The University of Missouri, as a state institution, cannot restrict the First Amendment rights of students (who, with only a few exceptions, are adults 18 or older).

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Ocean City Race for the Cure registration opens

OCEAN CITY, Md. —Registration is underway for the Susan G. Komen Maryland Ocean City Race for the Cure.

The race features a competitive and recreational 5K run-walk and a 1-mile family-fun course, all taking place on April 16 on the boardwalk beginning at the inlet.

Komen Maryland is offering a $15 early bird discount through Jan. 22 on all adult registration types, making an adult untimed registration $20 and an adult timed registration $25. This early bird discount will be the deepest discount of the season.

This year's call to action is #OneStepCloser.

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Former U.S. Attorney: Clinton Could Soon Face Criminal Indictment

A former U.S. attorney thinks Hillary Clinton could face a criminal indictment from the FBI within the next 60 days.

Joe DiGenova, a Republican U.S. attorney appointed by President Reagan, said Clinton's "biggest problem right now" is the open FBI investigation into the contents of her private emails.

"They have reached a critical mass in their investigation of the secretary and all of her senior staff," DiGenova said Tuesday on the "Laura Ingraham Show" radio program. "And, it's going to come to a head, I would suggest, in the next 60 days."

FBI Director James Comey has refused to answer questions about when his agents will wrap up a months-long probe into whether Clinton and her staff mishandled classified information on an unsecured network.

"I believe that the evidence that the FBI is compiling will be so compelling that, unless [Lynch] agrees to the charges, there will be a massive revolt inside the FBI, which she will not be able to survive as an attorney general. It will be like Watergate. It will be unbelievable," DiGenova said.

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What's For Dinner: Easy Goulash (Skillet Beef & Macaroni)

This scrumptious one-skillet dish is easy to make, budget-friendly and kid-friendly. It's got lots of favorite ingredients like ground beef, corn, picante sauce, cheese and macaroni...it's a winner.

What You'll Need

1 pound ground beef 
2 stalks celery, diced (about 1 cup) 
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed 
1 can (10 1/2 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup or (10 1/2 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed 98% Fat Free Cream of Mushroom Soup 
1 cup Pace® Picante Sauce 
1 can (about 8 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained 
4 ounces (about 1 cup) elbow macaroni, cooked and drained 
1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese 

How to Make It

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    Cook the beef, celery and oregano in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat until the beef is well browned, stirring often to separate meat.  Pour off any fat.
  • 2
    Stir the soup, picante sauce, corn and pasta in the skillet.  Cook and stir until the mixture is hot and bubbling.  Sprinkle with the cheese and cook until the cheese is melted.
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Somali Charged in Terrorism Ring Worked at Major U.S. Airport

In the latest disturbing example of the government’s failure to root out foreign Islamic terrorists a young Somali man, who bragged about building rockets that could strike landing planes, worked at a major U.S. airport as a baggage handler.

This month the Somali, 20-year-old Abdirizak Mohamed Warsame, was charged with conspiracy to help the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS). He became the 10th Somali man to be charged with terrorism in Minnesota in a very short period of time.

Judicial Watch wrote about the case a few weeks ago and linked the federal complaint filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. Warsame was among a group of men from the Twin Cities’ large Somali community who planned to travel to Syria to fight with ISIS, according to the feds. The men gathered at a local mosque to watch videos glorifying religious violence and Warsame paid $200 to have a third party get him an expedited passport to travel abroad to join fellow jihadists, the complaint states. Three of the accused have already pleaded guilty to terrorism charges, one is in Syria and five are scheduled to be tried next year.

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DC Media Cover-Up: Actually, Obama and Hillary Have Said They Want to Confiscate Guns

Just as they did when we were assured we could keep our health insurance, the hopelessly corrupt, rotted-out DC Media and Barack Obama are once again coordinating to pull the wool over the eyes of the American people, to lull us into a false sense of security before the boom falls. And make no mistake, the sinister plan is to drop the boom, maybe not on Obama’s watch, but the seeds have been planted: These people plan to flood the country with illegals, refugees, and early-release prisoners, and then disarm us.

Chaos reigns. The same federal government that caused the problem poses as savior, and now that same federal government is stronger and more intrusive than ever before. The Left makes no secret of this plan. It’s called the Cloward-Piven Strategy of Orchestrated Crisis.

The DC media won’t talk about this because they are all in on it.

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Iran Unveils Second Underground Site, Storing Emad Missile

Iran unveiled a new underground missile depot on Tuesday inaugurated by the speaker of parliament, Ali Larijani, Tasnim news agency, which is close to the Revolutionary Guards, reported.

A one-minute video of the facility broadcast on state television showed Iran’s Emad precision-guided ballistic missile which was tested in October.

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Huge Jump In DUI Arrests From 2014 To 2015

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Cracking down on drunk driving. Maryland saw a huge jump in DUI arrests from 2014 to 2015 — a trend police want to reverse.

Tracey Leong explains what they’re doing about it.

It’s a dangerous trend that isn’t slowing down. In fact, there were nearly 100 DUI arrests just at the start of 2016.

Officer Noah Leotta — struck and killed by a suspected drunk driver. The 24-year-old was working on a task force to stop impaired drivers on the evening he was run down this past December.

“The state of Maryland has some of the weakest penalties for drunk drivers. Until they take this crime seriously, there is no justice for these families,” said Chief Tom Manger, Montgomery County Police Department.

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Sessions Slams Obama’s Latest Immigration Executive Action as ‘Brazen, Illegal’

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) on Monday slammed President Obama’s latest executive action on immigration that would authorize hundreds of thousands of additional foreign workers to replace American workers at a lower pay.

Sessions, who chairs the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, called the proposed federal rule published on New Year’s Eve “brazen” and “illegal,” accusing Obama of further pushing prosperity out of the reach of American families.

“The president’s nearly 200-page rule bypasses federal immigration caps, increasing significantly the number of foreign nationals authorized to work in the country above the limits set by Congress. These lower-paid foreign workers will be able to take jobs in technology firms, neighborhood pharmacies, energy companies, local schools, public administration, civil engineering, and innumerable other professions both sought and filled by millions of Americans,” Sessions said in a statement.

“Whether young American graduates seeking that first job, or longtime workers seeking that well-earned promotion, countless Americans will now find their chosen careers in jeopardy.”

Sessions said that the new rule would allow the Obama administration to bypass caps put on the number of immigrants who can obtain green cards through sponsorship from their employers.

“First, it would simply approve as many aliens as it wishes to seek green cards in excess of the cap. Then, it would give those workers–and their spouses and children–a renewable all-purpose work permit while they wait for their green cards to become available, nullifying Americans’ statutory protections against job-threatening flows of excess foreign labor.”

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Burying Negative Polls

Network news outlets conduct their own polls. They also bury the poll results when they don't like them.

On PBS on Jan. 1, liberal pundit Mark Shields brought some very bad news for the left. The NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found 73 percent say they want the next president to take a different approach from President Obama's.

So NBC, both the creator of the poll and a relentless cheerleader of Obama, chose not to air that bombshell. Instead, they buried it deep in an article on the "Meet the Press" website. "This will become a high hurdle for the Democrats at some stage of the 2016 election," Democratic pollster Fred Yang declared in that piece.

So what did they pluck out of their December polling to report instead?

Take a look.

Education Department Warns Schools On Discrimination Toward Muslim and Refugee Students

A “Dear Colleague” guidance letter, signed by former U.S. Education Department (USED) Secretary Arne Duncan and Acting Secretary John King, warns school leaders against “targeting of particular students for harassment or blame,” particularly Muslim and Syrian refugee students.

According to the Washington Post, the guidance letter comes following a 2014 survey conducted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)—of Muslim youth aged 11-18 in California—that found 55 percent of Muslim youth reported being “bullied” at school because of their Islamic religion during this past year.

“This is twice as high as the national statistic of students reporting being bullied at school,” CAIR reports. “Many students experienced multiple types of bullying; however, the most common type of bullying American Muslim students faced was verbal at 52%.”

As Breitbart News has reported, while CAIR portrays itself as a civil rights group, the organization has often embraced radical Islamist groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood.

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Yellowstone About to Blow? Scientists Warn Super Volcano Could Kill Millions

Scientists have warned the world is in "volcano season" and there is up to a 10% chance of an eruption soon killing millions of people and devastating the planet.

Instances of volcanic eruptions are their highest for 300 years and scientists fear a major one that could kill millions and devastate the planet is a real possibility.

Experts at the European Science Foundation said volcanoes – especially super-volcanoes like the one at Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, which has a caldera measuring 34 by 45 miles (55 by 72 km) - pose more threat to Earth and the survival of humans than asteroids, earthquakes, nuclear war and global warming.

There are few real contingency plans in place to deal with the ticking time bomb, which they conclude is likely to go off within the next 80 years.

The world's most dangerous active volcanoes include Yellowstone, Mount Vesuvius in Campagnia, Italy, and Popocatépetl i near Mexico City.

If any of them or other massive volcanic peaks suffered a major eruption the team said millions of people would die and earth’s atmosphere would be poisoned with ash and other toxins "beyond the imagination of anything man’s activity and global warming could do over 1,000 years.

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Officer must testify in 2nd trial in Freddie Gray case

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore judge ruled Wednesday that a police officer facing charges related to the death of Freddie Gray must testify against a fellow officer, an unprecedented move that means the officer could face jail time if he refuses.

Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams ruled that William Porter, whose trial ended in a mistrial last month, can be compelled to take the stand in the trial of wagon driver Caesar Goodson. Goodson is facing the most serious charge of the six officers charged in the case: second-degree murder, in addition to manslaughter, assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment.

The ruling could have sweeping ramifications. While its immediate impact on other cases is unclear, the judge warned prosecutors that calling Porter as a witness against Goodson could make it more difficult to put Porter on trial again.

In a September letter to the court, prosecutors indicated they intended to call Porter as a witness against both Goodson and another officer, Sgt. Alicia White, arguing that his testimony is crucial. But Porter’s attorneys had said in court documents he planned to invoke his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination if called to the stand. Now, Porter is no longer able to do so; if he does, he can be held in contempt of court and potentially jailed.

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Macy's Looks Totally Doomed Right Now

Bad news for 40 stores and thousands of employees.

As customers flock to fast fashion chains, online retailers, and non-middle class shopping on either end of the spectrum, Macy's sales have been plummeting in recent years. Today, the mid-range department store announced it's making some desperate "restructuring" moves that will leave 40 stores shuttered and thousands without jobs.

After a tough 2015, Macy's, Inc. said it will cut about 1,500 associate jobs, create a "voluntary separation opportunity" for 165 senior executives (35 percent of the positions will not be replaced), cut 450 back-office jobs, and eliminate 110 more roles by consolidating call centers. With the changes, Macy's hopes to reduce expenses by $400 million annually, starting this year.

"In light of our disappointing 2015 sales and earnings performance, we are making adjustments to become more efficient and productive in our operations," said Terry J. Lundgren, chairman and chief executive officer of Macy's, Inc. in a news release.

Through November and December Macy's said its comparable sales, on an owned and licensed basis, fell by 4.7 percent. And shares of Macy's have plunged more than 40 percent over the last 12 months. The company will also close 36 of its 770 stores by this spring, having already closed four in 2015.

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Hillary Promises to 'Get Down to the Bottom' of Area 51, UFOs

If elected president, Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton told reporter Daymond Steer of New Hampshire's The Conway Daily Sun that she will investigate Area 51 and UFO's.

"Yes, I'm going to get down to the bottom of it," Clinton told Steer enthusiastically, Mediaite reports.

Not only did her husband, President Bill Clinton, comment in 2014 that he "wouldn't be surprised" if we've already been visited by aliens, but Hillary agreed by adding, "I think we may have been [visited already]. We don't know for sure."

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Silicon Valley Sees Mega-Profits In Marijuana’s ‘Green Rush’

Small Colorado Mom-and-Pop stores are at the vanguard of the nation’s newest marijuana businesses, but, while the weed marketplace might look quaint from the Rocky Mountains, Silicon Valley billionaires are preparing to swoop down and take advantage of weed’s “green rush.”

The entry of billionaires who mainly seek profits has sparked deep anger among long-term activists who have toiled for legalization in the name of personal freedom, civil rights and racial justice.

An internal split became public recently when Dan Riffle, a highly regarded federal policy staffer at the Marijuana Policy Project, publicly quit over the organization’s decision to court big corporate money.

Billionaires profiteering over marijuana doesn’t sit well with long-time activists.

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DC News Crew Robbed While Covering Anti-Robbery Meeting

A local news crew in Washington, D.C. was robbed Wednesday morning just yards away from a press conference where the city’s mayor and police chief were outlining their plans to fight robbery.

The ABC 7 news crew parked their car just 100 feet away from the location of the press conference. Thieves broke into it and stole an unknown amount of camera equipment, the station reports.

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Germany Stunned by Rash of New Year's Gang Assaults of Women

The German government Tuesday condemned dozens of apparently coordinated sexual assaults against women on New Year's Eve in the western city of Cologne blamed on Arab men but warned against anti-migrant scapegoating.

Justice Minister Heiko Mass called for a thorough investigation of the rash of attacks, ranging from groping to at least one reported rape, allegedly committed in a large crowd of revelers during year-end festivities at the city's main train station.

"This represents a new dimension of crime that we will have to get to grips with," he told reporters, adding that the assaults had appeared to be "coordinated".

"The authorities are working intensively to determine who was behind this."

Asked by a journalist whether the attackers could have been refugees, Maas said police were still working to identify them.

"This is not about where someone is from but what they did," he said.

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Obama Eyes 6 Military Bases to House Surge of Illegal Immigrants

The new surge of illegal immigrant youths has forced the federal government to look at an emergency plan to house them at six military bases at at least two federal worker centers, according to the administration.

The Pentagon is beginning "site assessments" at bases as far north as North Dakota and Massachusetts.

"The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) at HHS is expanding its capacity to provide shelter for the current influx of unaccompanied children at the U.S. Southern Border. This temporary increased shelter capacity is a prudent step needed to ensure ORR meets its statutory responsibility to provide shelter for the unaccompanied children referred to its care and to assist CBP in ensuring that the US Border Patrol continues its vital national security mission to prevent illegal migration and trafficking, and to protect the borders of the United States," said a Pentagon memo to Rep. Martha Roby, Alabama Republican.

She led a previous fight to block the sheltering of the youths at Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base near Montgomery, Ala.

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Obama’s Middle East Balancing Act Tilts Toward Iran

As the cold war between Iran and Saudi Arabia heats up, the Barack Obama administration is trying to straddle the fence and not take sides, but its actions tell a different story -- they all seem to favor Tehran.

Following the Saudi government’s announcement Saturday that it had executed 47 prisoners, including a popular Shiite cleric, the U.S. State Department did two things. First, it issued a statement expressing concern that Riyadh’s actions were “exacerbating sectarian tensions.” Then Secretary of State John Kerry called Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, urging him to try to de-escalate the crisis.

Spokesmen for the White House and State Department on Monday insisted that the U.S. was not taking a side, and that Kerry was set to call Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir. But U.S. and Arab diplomats tell us that America's Gulf allies, who feel most threatened by Iran, see things very differently.

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State Police Detectives Conducting a Homicide Investigation, Bridgeville

Bridgeville, DE - The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit is currently conducting an investigation into the shooting death of a 35-year-old male south of Bridgeville.

Troopers were called to the 20000 block of Conrail Road by a 53-year-old female resident around 12:41 a.m. Thursday January 7, 2016 for a report of subjects breaking into the house and shots fired. Upon their arrival, a 35-year-old male victim was located in the kitchen area suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. Sussex County Paramedics arrived shortly thereafter and pronounced the victim deceased. After shooting the male victim, the suspects fled the residence in an unknown direction. The female and three other male residents were uninjured in the incident.

The investigation into this incident by the Delaware State Police Homicide unit is in the very early stages and is on-going. So as to not jeopardize the investigation, no further details will be released at this time.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to contact Detective J. King at 302-698-8561. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet atwww.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."

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Local Gun Sales Surge As President Outlines Further Control Measures

BERLIN – The moment President Barack Obama stood in Washington and called for a “sense of urgency” in the fight against gun violence, Bob Arthur knew he was going to be getting very busy at his gun shop in Berlin.

Arthur, who owns Arthur’s Shooter Supply on Old Ocean City Boulevard outside Berlin, believes the president’s efforts to curb gun violence using executive order to expand background checks and step up the enforcement of existing gun laws, is sending people to gun shops both locally and nationally in big numbers.

Gun Sales Reach New Heights

“We’ve been really busy,” said Arthur. “What I’ve noticed lately is that people who have never even owned a gun are saying, ‘I better get my handgun license and get one before I can’t get a gun anymore’. There are just so many restrictions now. It’s ridiculous.”

Arthur isn’t alone when he says that he’s a busy gun shop owner.

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Enough Already! It’s Time To Send The Despicable House Of Saud To The Dustbin Of History

The attached column by Pat Buchanan could not be more spot on. It slices through the misbegotten assumption that Saudi Arabia is our ally and that the safety and security of the citizens of Lincoln NE, Spokane WA and Springfield MA have anything to do with the religious and political machinations of Riyadh and its conflicts with Iran and the rest of the Shiite world.

Nor is this only a recent development. In fact, for more than four decades Washington’s middle eastern policy has been dead wrong and increasingly counter-productive and destructive. The crisis provoked this past weekend by the 30-year old hot-headed Saudi prince, who is son of the King and heir to the throne, only clarified what has long been true.

That is, Washington’s Mideast policy is predicated on the assumption that the answer to high oil prices and energy security is deployment of the Fifth Fleet to the Persian Gulf. And that an associated alliance with one of the most corrupt, despotic, avaricious and benighted tyrannies in the modern world is the lynch pin to regional stability and US national security.

Nothing could be further from the truth. The House of Saud is a scourge on mankind that would have been eliminated decades ago, save for Imperial Washington’s deplorable coddling and massive transfer of arms and political support.

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Congress sends health law repeal to Obama for first time

WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-led Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama Wednesday repealing his signature health law, fulfilling a promise to Republican voters in a presidential election year but inviting a certain veto.

The nearly party-line vote in the House was 240-181. The legislation already passed the Senate last year under special rules protecting it from Democratic obstruction, so it goes straight to the White House.

Republicans boasted of a signal achievement, saying they were forcing Obama to face up to the failures of his law while illustrating the stark political choices voters face.

“We are confronting the president with the hard, honest truth,” said Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. “Obamacare doesn’t work.”

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Lottery official: No winner in $500M Powerball jackpot

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A lottery official says there is no jackpot winner in the drawing for a Powerball prize worth an estimated $500 million.

Kelly Cripe, a spokeswoman for the Texas Lottery, says no one matched the numbers drawn Wednesday night. She says that means the estimated prize for Saturday’s drawing is $675 million, the largest jackpot of any lottery game in U.S. history.

Wednesday’s jackpot was ranked as the sixth-largest offered in North America and the biggest since a $564.1 million Powerball prize shared by players from North Carolina, Texas and Puerto Rico last February.

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Playing The Government’s Game: When It Comes To Violence, We All Lose

Submitted by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute, “When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system’s game. The establishment will irritate you – pull your beard, flick your face – to make you fight. Because once they’ve got you violent, then they know how to handle you. The only thing they don’t know how to handle is non-violence and humor.” - John...

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Maryland Casinos Generate $95.17 Million in Revenue During December

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced December 2015 revenue numbers for the state’s five casinos – Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore City, Casino at Ocean Downs in Worcester County, Maryland Live Casino in Anne Arundel County, and Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County. December 2015’s combined statewide revenue totaled $95,177,696. 

Hollywood Casino Perryville generated $6,339,824 from both slot machines and table games in December. Gross gaming revenue per unit per day was: $203.88 for slot machines, $2,336.96 for banking table games and $314.38 for non-banking table games. Hollywood Casino’s December 2015 revenue increased by $303,326, or 5%, from December 2014. Hollywood Casino Perryville operates 850 slot machines and 22 (12 banking and 10 non-banking) table games. 

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore generated $27,263,600 from both slot machines and table games in December. Gross gaming revenue per unit per day was: $205.68 for slot machines, $2,595.60 for banking table games and $1,156.25 for non-banking table games. Horseshoe Casino’s December 2015 revenue increased by $4,353,903, or 19%, from December 2014. Horseshoe Casino Baltimore operates 2,202 slot machines and 178 (153 banking and 25 non-banking) table games. 

Maryland Live Casino generated $54,184,065 from both slot machines and table games in December. Gross gaming revenue per unit per day was: $278.03 for slot machines, $3,712.90 for banking table games and $1,242.57 for non-banking table games. Maryland Live’s December 2015 revenue increased by $3,949,517, or 7.9%, from December 2014. Maryland Live Casino operates 3,994 slot machines and 206 (154 banking and 52 non-banking) table games. 

Casino at Ocean Downs generated $3,879,361 from slot machines in December, and its gross gaming revenue per unit per day was $156.14. Casino at Ocean Downs’ December 2015 revenue increased by $506,451, or 15%, from December 2014. The Casino at Ocean Downs operates 800 slot machines, and does not have table games. 

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Volkswagen could be hit with $18B in US Fines

Volkswagen could be hit with $18 billion in fines after the EPA and Justice Department sued the German auto maker over its emission cheating software.

The federal agencies filed a civil lawsuit in Detroit federal court Monday. It says EPA will seek fines of up to $37,500 per diesel car that violates U.S. environmental rules. It's also seeking up to $3,750 for each piece of equipment that was put there to cheat emissions tests.
Volkswagen could be hit with $18 billion in fines after the EPA and Justice Department sued the German auto maker over its emission cheating software.

The federal agencies filed a civil lawsuit in Detroit federal court Monday. It says EPA will seek fines of up to $37,500 per diesel car that violates U.S. environmental rules. It's also seeking up to $3,750 for each piece of equipment that was put there to cheat emissions tests.

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