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Governor Hogan, Maryland Commerce Support Frito-Lay Expansion, Company to Add 140 New Jobs

Harford County Expansion Includes New Distribution Center, Additional Manufacturing Lines

ANNAPOLIS, MD –
Governor Larry Hogan and the Maryland Department of Commerce are supporting the expansion of Frito-Lay’s manufacturing and distribution center in Aberdeen, which is slated to boost the company’s Harford County workforce. The Plano, Texas-based convenient foods business unit of PepsiCo, Frito-Lay is investing $122 million to construct a new 165,000 square-foot automated distribution center, upgrade its wastewater treatment system, and install two more manufacturing lines. As part of the expansion, the company plans to add 140 employees to its current Aberdeen workforce. Frito-Lay has been operating in Aberdeen since 1994 and has undergone several expansions over the past two decades.

“It is a tremendous win for the state and for Harford County that Frito-Lay is continuing to grow its presence in Maryland,” said Governor Hogan. “This expansion and the jobs being created underscores our administration’s promise to make Maryland more business friendly and create new opportunities for our citizens.”

To assist with the expansion, the Maryland Department of Commerce has approved a $1 million conditional grant through the Maryland Economic Development Assistance Authority and Fund (MEDAAF). The company is also eligible for a number of state and local tax credits. Additionally, the Harford County Office of Economic Development is providing up to $100,000 in workforce technical training grants over the next eight years to assist with enhancing employee skills. The county is also providing assistance with permitting approvals.

“Harford County is pleased to be home to Frito-Lay’s long-term investment in quality product generation and to the qualified workforce that supports the continued growth of this company which is vested in our community,” said Harford County Executive Barry Glassman. “Frito-Lay is not only a national household brand but a local workforce icon here in Harford County.”

“We are proud that an industry leader like Frito-Lay is continuing to invest in Maryland,” said Maryland Commerce Secretary Mike Gill. “With access to one-third of the U.S. population within an overnight drive, Maryland is an ideal partner in the global supply chain. We look forward to continuing to work with Frito-Lay to make their facility here even more efficient and effective.”

“Frito-Lay is a valued member of the business community in Aberdeen,” said Aberdeen Mayor Patrick L. McGrady. “We are pleased to see their continued investment in the City of Aberdeen and look forward to more great years of good-paying jobs, solid community activity from the employees, and impressive operations at their state-of-the-art facility.”

Crooked Hillary's Unhinged Response to Trump

This State Just Voted to Ban Abortion

Oklahoma lawmakers have moved to effectively ban abortion in their state by making it a felony for doctors to perform the procedure, an effort the bill's sponsor said Thursday is aimed at ultimately overturning the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

The bill , which abortion rights group Center for Reproductive Rights says is the first of its kind in the nation, also would restrict any physician who performs an abortion from obtaining or renewing a license to practice medicine in Oklahoma.

It passed 33-12 Thursday with no discussion or debate; a handful of Republicans joined with Democrats in voting against the bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Nathan Dahm. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, an anti-abortion Republican will withhold comment until her staff has time to review it, Fallin spokesman Michael McNutt said.

Dahm made it clear that he hopes his bill could lead to overturning Roe v. Wade.

"Since I believe life begins at conception, it should be protected, and I believe it's a core function of state government to defend that life from the beginning of conception," said Dahm, R-Broken Arrow.

Source: AP

WCSO Press Release 5-20-16

Floyd, Walter
Incident: Most Wanted Arrest
Date of Incident: 18 May 2016
Location: Baltimore County
Suspect: Walter Lenny Floyd, 41, Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 18 May 2016 authorities in Baltimore County, MD located one of Wicomico County’s “Most Wanted” Fugitives, Walter Floyd, in their jurisdiction. Floyd had been sought since January 2015 after he failed to show up for a Circuit Court trial in a theft case. A deputy brought Floyd back from Baltimore County and transported him to the Detention Center where he was detained without bond pending an initial appearance in front of a Circuit Court Judge.
Charges: Failure to Appear


Rivero, Juan
Incident: Assault
Date of Incident: 19 May 2016
Location: 100 block of James Street, Mardela Springs, MD
Suspect: Juan Gonzales Rivero, 62, Mardela Springs, MD
Narrative: On 19 May 2016, Juan Rivero of Mardela Springs was arrested in connection with a reported assault. In this incident it is alleged that Rivero accosted a female who had stopped at his residence looking for another subject. According to the female victim, Rivero hugged her and began making overtures requesting sex from the victim. These included Rivero putting his hand up her shirt and exposing his penis. According to the victim, Rivero grabbed a hold of her and threw her on a coach. The victim managed to get away from Rivero and sought assistance from the Sheriff’s Office.
A family member of the female victim confronted Rivero over this incident and it was further alleged that Rivero brandished a three foot long sword and began swinging it at this individual.
A detective from the State Police assigned to the Wicomico Bureau of Investigation assisted with the investigation and the charging of Rivero in this case.
Upon arrest, Rivero was transported to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Rivero in the Detention Center in lieu of $80,000.00 bond.
Charges: Assault 1st Degree, Assault 2nd Degree, Indecent Exposure, Dangerous Weapon and False Imprisonment 


Jordan, Isiah
Incident: Theft
Date of Incident: 19 May 2016
Location: 800 block of Mohawk Avenue, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Isiah Jahod Jordan, 26, Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 19 May 2016 a deputy arrested Isiah Jordan in connection with an incident that was reported to have occurred at a residence in the 800 block of Mohawk Avenue. It is alleged that Jordan pulled the hair of a female victim and kicked her after he took her phone.
Upon arrest Jordan was transported to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Jordan in the Detention Center in lieu of $3,000.00 bond.
Charges: Assault 2nd Degree Theft under $1,000.00


Fooks, Paris
Incident: Assault
Date of Incident: 19 May 2016
Location: 1000 block of Shawnee Avenue, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Paris Lamar Fooks, 26, Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 19 May 2016 at 9:02 PM a deputy responded to a reported disturbance at a residence in the 1000 block of Shawnee Avenue. Upon arrival, the deputy learned that two family members became embroiled in an argument when one of them, Paris Fooks, began brandishing a knife. According to the other half of the dispute Fooks began making statements that placed that subject in fear for his safety.
The deputy placed Fooks under arrest and transported him to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Fooks in the Detention Center in lieu of $10,000.00 bond.
Charges: Assault 2nd Degree

UPDATE: Police Seek Public’s Help In Caroline Co. Stabbing

Sean McGill has bee located and arrested.



May 20, 2016

(Denton, MD) – Maryland State Police investigators are searching for a suspect and seeking help from citizens who may have information about the individual involved in the Caroline County stabbing.

The suspect is identified as Sean McGill, 45, of Denton, MD. The suspect is still at large. The victims are identified as Heather R. Hill, 33, of Greensboro, MD., and Jackie R. Roach, 53, of Camden, DE.

At about 1:00 a.m. yesterday morning, troopers from the Easton Barrack responded to a disturbance call for victims of a possible stabbing in the 9100-block of Andersontown Road, Denton, Md. Responding troopers found the two victims, who had both been assaulted and sustained stab/cut wounds. Investigators from the State Police Criminal Enforcement Division responded to continue the investigation.

Maryland State Police helicopters conducted an aerial search and other law enforcement agencies assisted in searching with a K-9 and in patrol cars for the suspect. The suspect was not immediately located and is currently still at large.

The United States Capitol Area Regional Fugitive Task Force is offering a cash reward for any information which results in the capture of Sean McGill. State Police investigators are hoping anyone with information will come forward. Callers may remain anonymous. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Maryland State Police Easton Barrack at (410) 819-4747. This investigation is still active and ongoing.


Sean McGill
Contact: Cpl. Davaughn Parker, Office of Media Communications, (410) 653-4236

Senior Trooper VanSant, Maryland State Police Easton Barrack, (410) 819-4782

Ugly Women for Trump?

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell believes that Donald Trump will ultimately lose the support of women because of his past comments, arguing that there are "more ugly women" in the United States than attractive women.

Rendell, a former two-term governor in the Keystone State, made the remarks to the Washington Post in a piece on Trump's attempt to make inroads with suburban voters, particularly in the Philadelphia suburbs. He told the Post's Dave Weigel that for every woman he wins, he'll lose 1 1/2 or two GOP women voters.

"Will he have some appeal to working-class Dems in Levittown or Bristol? Sure," Rendell told the Post. "For every one he'll lose 1 1/2 , two Republican women. Trump's comments like 'You can't be a 10 if you're flat-chested,' that'll come back to haunt him."

"There are probably more ugly women in America than attractive women," Rendell added. "People take that stuff personally."

Transgender Bathrooms: Barack Hussein Obama Strikes Again

WASHINGTON, DC – The hot debates over transgender bathrooms is proving to be another example of a tempest in a teacup. Once again, our first black U.S. president Barack Hussein Obama has brewed a new distraction to occupy America by spotlighting on a minor concern and turning it into a major storm.

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, President Obama is quoted as telling public school officials, “they should permit students to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity. School districts who do not comply could face lawsuits from the federal government or a loss of federal funding.”

By issuing such a threat, the President is ignoring the impact of his decree emotionally on the many other students who prefer using bathrooms limited to those representing their anatomical gender. He is also revealing a preferential commitment to a minuscule percentage of the population that “screams” to alter reality.

Author and Former Educator Joe David believes this is just another example of the multi-billion-dollar scam perpetrated by the establishment against education. By mounting this outrageous threat against the public schools, the President is diverting attention from the real problems in the schools, its failure to educate, and by so doing, encouraging its failure to continue

David points out that examples of school failure are everywhere. “Its graduates stand tall as living examples,” he said. “Many students who survive the deplorable conditions in the public schools today (i.e., drugs, gang wars, incompetent teachers, and much, much more) often graduate illiterate. They are taught to spew popular propaganda, with a limited capacity to understand conceptually the significance of their thoughts and actions.”

In David’s novel, The Fire Within, which was published in 1981, the author exposes this horror and identifies the solution. “I believe our responsibility is to educate students – to teach them to integrate ideas, and prove them logically, to think about ideas and understand them conceptually – and not waste intelligent minds on limiting life experiences.”

Although the circumstances surrounding the schools, which Joe David wrote about in the seventies and eighties have changed, it hasn’t been for the better. “The current debate over transgender bathrooms in our public schools is a superb example of how far we have drifted from sensible priorities in education,” he said in conclusion. “It should be a warning to the public how far our leaders are willing to go to destroy our school system.”

For more information:

Joe David
www.bfat.com
jdavid@bfat.com

Discounted Amusement Park Tickets Available at Wicomico Youth & Civic Center


Salisbury, MD - Are you craving the rush of a roller coaster or the smell of funnel cakes this summer? If you plan to visit one of the many amusement parks in the Northeast or Mid-Atlantic regions, you can save money by purchasing discounted tickets from the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center Box Office.


MRPA 2016 Amusement Park Ticket Prices

Busch Gardens
Open 3/20-10/30
Gate Price $77.00; Selling Price $60.00
Parking $15.00+

Water Country USA
Open 5/21-9/5
Gate Price $52.00; Selling Price $42.00
Parking $15.00+

Diggerland USA (Under 36” free)
Open 3/19-end of November (weather-permitting)
Gate Price $36.95; Selling Price $27.00
Free Parking

Dorney Park
Open 4/30-10/30; Wildwater Kingdom Open 5/28-9/5
Adult 3+ & Over 48”: Gate Price $57.75; Selling Price $46.00
Parking $15.00

Dutch Wonderland
Open 4/30-10/9
Gate Price $42.56; Selling Price $38.00
Parking: $5+

Hersheypark
Open 4/29-9/25; Boardwalk Open 5/28-9/5
Adult (Ages 9- 54) Gate Price $63.80; Selling Price $53.00
Jr. / Sr. (Ages 3-8 & 55-69) Gate Price $40.80; Selling Price $39.00
Special Days (4/29-6/30; Sunday-Friday Only) Gate Price: $63.80; Selling Price $42.00
Parking $15+

Kings Dominion
Open 3/25-10/30
Adult Gate Price: $66.00; Selling Price $45.00
Spring Savings (May 20-22, May 27-31, June 1-12) Gate Price $66.00; Selling Price $40.00
Summer Days (6/20-8/21) Gate Price $66.00; Selling Price $40.00
Fall Fun (Sept. 1-5; Sept. 24-25; Sept. 30; Oct. 1-2; Oct. 7-9; Oct. 14-16; Oct. 21-23; Oct. 28-30): Gate Price $66.00; Selling Price: $40.00
Parking $15+

Sahara Sam’s Oasis (Ages 2 & under and 65+ free)
Year-round indoor water park; Outdoor water park (Memorial Day-Labor Day)
Gate Price: $36.95; Selling Price: $27.00
Free Parking

Sesame Place (Ages 23 months & under free)
Open 4/30-10/31
Peak Season 1 Day (6/20-9/5) Gate Price $65.00; Selling Price $55.00
Off Peak (4/30-6/19; 9/10-10/30) Gate Price $65.00; Selling Price $45.00
Parking $15.45+

Six Flags America (Maryland)
Open 3/25-10/31; Hurricane Harbor Open 5/28-9/5
Good Any Day Gate Price: $69.44; Selling Price: $50.00
Special Days (6/13-8/21) Gate Price $69.44; Selling Price $37.00
Parking $20+

Six Flags Great Adventure (NJ)
Theme/ Safari (Opens 3/23) Gate Price: $77.03; Selling Price $45.00
Hurricane Harbor (Open 5/21-9/5) Gate Price: $44.99; Selling Price $35.00
Parking $25+


Unless otherwise noted, kids 2 & under are admitted free. Discounted tickets are available now through Sept. 2. For more information, please call 410-548-4911 or visit the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center Box Office located at 500 Glen Ave. in Salisbury (Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.).

Cooperate -- Or Else

The chairman of the top House investigative panel introduced a measure Wednesday to censure IRS Commissioner John Koskinen -- and remove him from office without a pension -- in the latest bid by Republicans to pressure him into being more cooperative in their probe of the 2013 IRS targeting scandal.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, head of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is seeking Koskinen’s resignation or removal for what he calls an alleged “pattern of conduct inconsistent with the trust and confidence placed in him as an officer of the United States.”

If censured, Koskinen, who became commissioner in 2013, would also forfeit his government pension and other federal benefits.

House Republicans are upset with what they consider Koskinen's failure to cooperate with their investigation of Lois Lerner and other IRS officials who targeted for additional scrutiny conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.

Chaffetz on Wednesday cited a long list of grievances in calling for the censure -- including Koskinen allegedly lying under oath, allowing “key evidence” to be destroyed by failing to comply with a subpoena and not preserving backup computer tapes that contained as many as 24,000 missing Lerner emails, allegedly destroyed by a computer malfunction.

“Koskinen must be held accountable for his misconduct,” Chaffetz said in a statement. “I am committed to using every tool at my disposal to hold Mr. Koskinen responsible for his offenses.”

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Methodists Trying to Avoid Church Split over Gay Rights

Struggling to avoid a split over gay rights, the top policy-making body of the United Methodist Church on Wednesday narrowly approved a full review of all church law on sexuality, amid an emotional meeting roiled by talk of schism.

Delegates at the Methodist General Conference, meeting in Portland, Oregon, voted 428-405 to delay all consideration of LGBT-related proposals. Instead, the delegates created a commission that will spend at least two years reviewing policy on the subject, contained in the Methodist Book of Discipline, with the goal of developing a plan to address their differences.

The denomination has 12.7 million members worldwide and is the third-largest faith group in the U.S.

While other mainline Protestant groups, including the Episcopal Church and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), have approved same-sex marriage, the Methodists have upheld a policy they adopted in 1972, calling same-gender relationships "incompatible with Christian teaching."

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Advocates Call State’s Lyme Disease Legislation Historic

ANNAPOLIS — New legislation passed by Gov. Larry Hogan is proof that the tick that gave Baltimore Attorney Susan Green Lyme Disease, bit the wrong lady.

Green was convinced she had Lyme Disease, but she spent years trying to convince doctors of her theory. They kept pointing to four negative test results for the fastest growing vector-bourne infectious disease in the United States.

“I felt like I needed to get to the point where they would stop treating me like a hormonal crazy lady and treat me like a person who was truly sick,” said Green.

Her symptoms intensified in 2007.

“I became extremely ill, I couldn’t get out of bed, but I couldn’t fall asleep,” she remembers. “My whole body was burning like it had been doused in gasoline.”

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Horseshoe crab tagging program at Assateague Island Sunday

For a few days on either side of the full moon, due tonight, May 20, horseshoe crabs will parade (mostly two by two) ashore this weekend to conduct the business of propagating the species.

While their march to the beach may likely generate a giggle or two to mammalian eyes, as the smaller males tend to latch onto a female as she drags him ashore, the process they’re engaging in is more basic: size matters.

Assateague Island Alliance volunteer Dick Arnold, who will be leading the program Sunday, said horseshoe crabs could lay 100,000 eggs at a time, and only a small percentage survive to adulthood. Survivability, he explained, is a function of how far onto land the couple can get — she to lay the eggs, and he to fertilize them externally. They wait for the full moon because of the higher tide, and the males burden the females because females of the species are bigger and stronger — so the couple can potentially reach higher ground.

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How not to waste money at the grocery store

The average American family throws out between $1,300 to $2,200 in groceries each year, according to the National Resources Defense Council.

With a growing movement to eat healthier diets full of fresh fruits and vegetables, the flip side is that 25 percent of all wasted food is produce.

Jeanie Ahn of Yahoo! Finance and ABC News’ Becky Worley set out to find the biggest wastes of money in your refrigerator and cupboard. Their goal: to help you save money, save time and maybe save the planet, too.

You know the big culprits of wasted food: For example, we don’t plan our grocery lists out, we make impulse purchases, we take expiration dates too seriously and we overbuy.

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SBY Traffic Advisory: Robins Avenue Road Work

As part of Salisbury Public Works’ ongoing effort to keep the public informed of improvements within the City of Salisbury, please be advised that a private contractor will be affecting the flow of traffic on Robins Avenue in order to perform utility work.

The work will begin on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at the intersection of Robins Avenue and Route 12 (also known as Snow Hill Road), and will continue along a portion of Robins Avenue. Traffic will be limited to one lane with channelizing devices and flaggers as necessary for two days. The work will be completed by May 31, 2016 barring any unforeseen developments.

We regret any inconvenience this may cause. Your patience and cooperation are greatly appreciated.

Should you have any questions or need clarification regarding this project, please contact John Dotson with Aqua Infrastructure at 302-229-8333, or Antonio Fascelli with Salisbury Public Works at 410-548-3170.

The Fingerprint Lock on Your Phone Isn’t Cop-Proof

Law enforcement has an end run around smartphone encryption. For now.

The FBI’s feud with Apple over access to Syed Farook’s iPhone might never have happened if the San Bernardino, Calif., shooter had been carrying a 5S or newer. For the 250 million phones sold around the world with fingerprint authentication since 2013, law enforcement may be able to compel suspects to press their fingers to the devices and unlock them.

With minimal litigation on the books in the U.S., police and prosecutors require only a judge’s blessing on a warrant for a suspect’s fingerprints. So far they’ve used the power sparingly. But as the number of fingerprint scanners in hip pockets grows, district attorneys across the country say the technology is poised to become a major engine of evidence-gathering. “It is likely to be just a matter of time till this does become a primary gateway to accessing phones,” says Micheal O’Connor, an Alameda County assistant district attorney in Oakland, Calif.

If a person has enabled Apple’s Touch ID, her fingerprint will unlock the phone for 48 hours after locking before the device requires a PIN. Systems on newish Samsung and LG phones work similarly. Los Angeles and Oakland are among the cities that have already granted or received warrants for the use of a finger to unlock a phone. The next step may be a lawsuit that determines whether a fingerprint is off-limits.

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BREAKING: MAN SHOT NEAR WHITE HOUSE

Secret Service officers shot a male suspect near a security checkpoint near the White House after he apparently brandished a weapon, a law enforcement source said.The suspect was shot in the abdomen and taken into custody, according to two sources familiar with the incident.President Barack Obama was not at the White House, and Vice President Joe Biden was secured in the White House complex during the incident.

Source: CNN

Federal Judge SLAMS D.C. For Its Attack On 2nd Amendment – Makes THIS Ruling…

It would appear that federal judges are turning on Obama in the waning days of his Presidency.

Washington D.C. lawmakers tried to pull an “England” and force their citizens to prove that they have a valid reason for concealed carrying a firearm, but a federal judge wasn’t having any of it.

From Young Conservatives:

Washington D.C. is a dumpster fire in a multitude of ways.

Democrats in the city have been trying to enact several different gun laws that will do absolutely nothing to prevent crime but will instead make it impossible for law abiding citizens to protect themselves.

Recently, they enacted a law that required citizens to prove they had “good reason” to attain a concealed carry permit.

Today, a federal judge has halted the enforcement of that law.

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Bill Clinton talking like Trump on immigration

Ocean City Police Continue to Investigate Fatal Collision

Ocean City, Maryland – (May 20, 2016): Ocean City police officers are continuing to investigate a fatal crash involving a motorcycle that occurred yesterday, May 19, 2016. The motorcycle driver, Eric Del Marr, 24, of Germantown, MD, was traveling at a high rate of speed in the area of 28th Street and Philadelphia Avenue when he collided with a pickup truck driven by a 19-year-old male of North Beach, MD.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) officer attempted to stop the motorcycle after witnessing Del Marr conduct a “wheelie” at a high rate of speed. The MDTA officer witnessed the traffic violation minutes before the collision while traveling northbound in the approximate area of 45th Street and Coastal Highway. Del Marr then made a U-turn on Coastal Highway at 56th Street, travelling southbound. The motorcycle fled from the officer, at which time the officer did not pursue the vehicle and lost sight of the driver.

Other police units observed Del Marr as he travelled southbound and reported his location via police radio. It was later determined that from 56th Street, Del Marr travelled southbound on Coastal Highway until 33rd Street where he turned west then eventually reentered southbound Coastal Highway at 32nd Street. Del Marr then made a U-turn at 23rd Street and travelled northbound at a high rate of speed.

At approximately 12:08 p.m., Del Marr collided with a Ford F-350 pickup truck that was attempting to turn east onto 28th Street. Del Marr was deceased upon arrival of first responders. The driver of the pickup truck was not injured.

Ocean City’s Traffic Safety Unit, Patrol Division and Criminal Investigation Division are continuing to investigate the collision, which will likely take weeks to complete. Further updates will be provided pending completion of the investigation.

Ocean City police are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact Pfc. Ryan Flanagan at rflanagan@oceancitymd.gov or 410-520-5340.

TX GOV: JFK WANTED MEN ON MOON, OBAMA WANTS MEN IN WOMEN’S RESTROOM

"He's trying to cram down as many parts of his liberal agenda on the US as he possibly can"

Texas Governor Greg Abbott came out swinging Tuesday in regards to new public school bathroom regulations mandated from the federal level.
“JFK wanted to send a man to the moon. Obama wants to send a man to the women’s restroom. We must get our country back on track,” the outspoken legislator wrote on Twitter.

Gov. Abbott on Thursday said Texas would fight back against the Department of Education’s new transgender bathroom directives, which force public schools throughout the nation to allow students to use bathrooms which correlate with the gender they identify with.

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A WHITE PERSON SMILING AT A BLACK PERSON IS A RACIST MICROAGGRESSION

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New Law to Boost Wetlands Restoration


Governor Hogan signs Nontidal Wetlands Mitigation 
Banking bill into law

A measure to improve Maryland’s wetlands conservation and restoration strategies was signed into law today.

Governor Larry Hogan signed the Nontidal Wetlands Mitigation Banking bill (House Bill 797) at a ceremony in Annapolis. The new law removes obstacles and clarifies policies to spur more public-private partnerships and wetlands protection projects. These projects play a critical role in sustaining the Chesapeake Bay and local waterways.

“This bill is living proof our state is open for business and committed to the environment,” said Governor Hogan. “When environmentalists, developers and engineers work together, we can improve our wetlands while simultaneously doing something very positive for the economy. This is good news for our state, the Chesapeake Bay and the local watersheds throughout Maryland.”

“The Maryland Department of the Environment thanks Governor Hogan and the General Assembly for this important environmental initiative,” said Maryland Secretary of the Environment Ben Grumbles. “Wetland conservation banks are a great way to help restore and protect our state’s natural heritage. We all win with public-private partnerships that improve environmental results.”

We tried out Meal Time Box, the newest meal-subscription service on the market — and we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of its food

Anyone who works long hours knows the importance of eating well and how difficult it can be to find the time to prepare a decent meal. Arriving home exhausted, it’s much easier to order in a pizza or snag some Thai takeout than it is to throw together some steak and vegetables, or whatever other dream meal you’d make, if only you had the spare hours.

Meal Time Box is a company attempting to tackle this issue, making it easier for people to get some comfort food in their stomachs. Founder and CEO Justin Hwa told us that he created the company in order to address a problem that he saw growing in American culture. “I believe we, as a nation, have gone very off course in terms of what we're supposed to eat. Time, the amount of work, and money are factors, but there are cost-effective, easy solutions already out there.”

Hwa’s easy and cost-effective to this problem was creating Meal Time Box, a meal-subscription service that makes homestyle meals ranging from Baked Penne to Meatloaf to Jambalaya, freezes them in vacuum-sealed bags, and delivers them straight to the door of customers looking to enjoy a hot meal made from real ingredients. Customers place their orders online, select whichever meals they’d like to try, and have them delivered in an insulated box to ensure freshness. After about four minutes in the microwave, each meal is ready to eat.

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Poll: 9 In 10 Native Americans Not Offended By Redskins Name

NEW YORK (AP) — A recent national poll found that nine of 10 Native Americans aren’t offended by the Washington Redskins name.

The poll conducted by the Washington Post indicated more than eight in 10 said they wouldn’t be offended if someone who was not a Native American called them that name.

A federal judge ordered the cancellation of the Washington Redskins’ trademark registration in July, ruling that their name may be disparaging to Native Americans. The club is appealing.

Ninety percent of the random national sample of 504 Native Americans said the name doesn’t bother them; 9 percent said it was offensive. Native Americans make up about 2 percent of the U.S. population.

Interviews were conducted from December through April on landline and cellphones, with a margin of error of plus or minus 5.5 percentage points.

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What would happen if the moon suddenly blew up

It's no spoiler to say that in Neal Stephenson's 2015 novel "Seveneves," the moon is destroyed.

That's because the opening line reads: "The moon blew up with no warning and with no apparent reason."

We don't how the moon would suddenly explode in the real world — it's unlikely. But the way Stephenson describes the events that would happen next carries a surprising amount of truth.

Tech Insider spoke to several physicists who have considered this nightmare scenario. What they had to say did not bring us comfort.

Warning: Mild spoilers follow that for the situation that sets up Stephenson's science fiction novel "Seveneves."
What if the moon blew up?

"Seveneves" falls into what's sometimes known as the "hard sci-fi" category. The classification can be broadly interpreted, but it tends to include stories that strive to keep things within the realm of scientific plausibility.

That plausibility gives authors a lot to work with: In our world we can already rewrite the genetic code for life, are planning missions to land on Mars, and even working on sending fleets of tiny spacecraft to investigate star systems that are light-years away.

So what would happen if the moon were to be mysteriously blown up — perhaps the hardest thing to explain in the book?

In short, a fiery rain of moon debris that could last for thousands of years, wiping out almost all life on the surface of Earth.

But here's how physicists say that could play out.

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Chaffetz: MSPB reinstated EPA employee with child porn on government computer

The Environmental Protection Agency says it’s gotten tough on employee misconduct and administrative leave abuse, but the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee says the agency still doesn’t do enough to fire its worst offenders.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the committee, told acting EPA Deputy Administrator Stanley Meiburg that the agency has one of the worst records in government when it comes to dealing with employees convicted of serious crimes.

“The EPA is one of the most toxic places in the federal government to work, and if you don’t get rid of the toxicity of the employees there at the EPA, we’re doing a great disservice to this country,” Chaffetz said Wednesday. “Most of them are good, hard-working, patriotic people. They care, they work hard, but you have some bad apples at the EPA, and they’re not being dealt with.”

In his testimony, Patrick Sullivan, the assistant IG for investigations at EPA, said his biweekly summits with Meiburg on employee misconduct cases, put into effect this February, should be held up as a best practice in government.

Committee members, however, said the EPA’s prior track record with handling employee misconduct did not give them confidence that the agency could fire offending workers in the future.

Chaffetz, for example, blasted the Merit Systems Protection Board for overturning the termination of a field office employee who kept child pornography on his agency computer. Sullivan told the committee that the employee was a registered sex offender.

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Google will pay you $20 per hour to ride in its self-driving cars

For all you philosophy majors out there looking for gainful employment, Google may be just the thing for you.

Google is on the lookout for people in Mountain View, California, holding a Bachelor’s degree to sit in the driver’s seat of its self-driving cars. The “Vehicle-Safety Specialist” would sit behind the wheel of the car for six to eight hours per day while the car drives itself, just as a precaution in case of emergency. The position pays $20 per hour.

Another person would sit alongside the driver-passenger and take notes for the engineering team about the car’s operations. Prospective candidates must be able to type 40 wpm and have clean driving and criminal records, and must pass in-car and out-of-car training.

Google’s ad on HireArt also mentions that prospective candidates should “operate comfortably in a fast-paced environment, sometimes managing up to four communication channels simultaneously via various high- and low-tech mediums.”

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OC Council Defends Police After Harsh Comments

The Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) came under fire somewhat this week for alleged misinformation about a pair of accidents this month including a fatal pedestrian collision, but resort officials sternly rejected the notion and fiercely defended the department.

Shortly after 1 a.m. on May 3, a 67-year-old Pennsylvania man was struck and killed by an Ocean City Police Chevy Tahoe patrol vehicle driven by an on-duty five-year veteran on Coastal Highway at 94th Street. The pedestrian was crossing Coastal Highway from east to west in the north crosswalk against the pedestrian signal when he was struck by the police vehicle in drizzly, foggy conditions.

The officer was traveling southbound on Coastal Highway on routine patrol at the time of the incident. The victim was transported by Ocean City EMS to Atlantic General Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. In a second incident, an OCPD vehicle collided with the rear of a municipal bus. During the public comment period of Monday’s Mayor and Council meeting, a pair of local residents called into question the OCPD’s handling of the incidents and law enforcement in general.

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Gary Sinise’s Lt. Dan Band hits GI Film Fest, Memorial Day events

WASHINGTON — He’s found purpose turning “magic legs” into veteran hope.

Gary Sinise not only earned an Academy Award nomination as Lt. Dan Taylor in “Forrest Gump” (1994), it provided the namesake for his music group, the Lt. Dan Band, a favorite at USO events.

Now, over the next couple weeks, Sinise brings his band to a series of patriotic events across the D.C. area in what has become an annual salute to our nation’s troops in the run-up to Memorial Day.

“We wanted to create something where we could go into the hospitals where people can be going through rehabilitation for several years, and their family members are there and the staff members are dealing with one wounded service member after another. It can be kind of a long haul,” Sinise told WTOP. “So somebody like me coming in with a band … it might help them through the daily grind.”

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College boots ex-Delta Force hero after complaint from LGBT activists

Jerry Boykin is the kind of man you’d want teaching your sons – a good and decent man, an honorable man – a Christian man.

For the past nine years the retired lieutenant general has taught leadership and ethics at Hampden-Sydney College, a highly regarded, all-male school based in Virginia. By many accounts – he is beloved and deeply respected by students.

But Gen. Boykin will not be returning to the classroom this fall. That’s because he tells me he's been fired.

The man who was one of the original members of Delta Force and once commanded all of the U.S. Army’s Green Berets – the man who served his nation with honor and distinction for more than 36 years – was ousted because of political correctness.

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Canada is trying to implement new transgender rights as quickly as possible

Flanked by members of the transgender community, Canada's justice minister vowed that she would put new human rights protections for trans and gender-fluid Canadians into law "as quickly as possible."

The announcement, made on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, was the culmination of more than a decade of political battles.

"I'm pretty sure this is the first time the trans rights flag has been displayed in this foyer," Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould told reporters in front of the doors to the House of Commons.

The new legislation, entitled bill C-16, will add gender identity and gender expression as a protected class in the Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code, as was first reported by VICE News last week.

While reporters asked the justice minister whether the announcement was more symbolic than substantial, the practical effects of the legislative change could be significant.

The changes to Canadian law will mean that gender identity and gender expression will be added to the already-lengthy list of protected classes — which includes "color, race, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, or mental or physical disability."

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Federal Judge Upholds Virginia Voter Photo ID Law

A federal judge on Thursday upheld Virginia's 2013 law requiring voters to show a valid photo ID at the polls.

The Virginia Democratic Party sued state elections officials, saying the photo ID requirement unconstitutionally suppresses voting by blacks, Latinos and young people.

U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson wrote that the Democratic Party did not prove that the law violates the Voting Rights Act or several constitutional amendments, The Richmond Times Dispatch reports.

While agreeing that the merits of the voter ID law can be debated, Hudson wrote, "it remains true that Virginia has created a scheme of laws to accommodate all people in their right to vote..."

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Donald Trump just vaulted past Hillary Clinton in a major national poll for the first time

Donald Trump overtook Hillary Clinton in a Fox News pollreleased on Wednesday evening.

The Manhattan billionaire held a 45% to 42% edge over the former secretary of state in the new survey measuring their expected general-election matchup.

The result represented a sharp shift from April, when Trump trailed Clinton by seven points. In March, he trailed by 11.

Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, held a large 55% to 31% lead over Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner, among white voters.

That margin outpaces the final split from the 2012 race that pitted President Barack Obama against Republican Mitt Romney.

White women in the survey favored Trump by 47% to 38%. But Clinton held a lead among all women, by a 50% to 36% difference. She also maintained massive advantages among African-American and Hispanic voters.

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Saudis Hold $117 Billion of US Debt as Senate Passes Terror Legislation

Saudi Arabia’s holdings of U.S. taxpayer debt have finally been revealed after four decades of secrecy.

The U.S. Treasury disclosed that the Middle Eastern country has $116.8 billion in treasury bonds, making it the 13th biggest foreign owner of federal debt, according to a report in USA Today.

“Saudi Arabia's holdings fall well behind giants like China and Japan with holdings valued at $1.2 trillion and $1.1 trillion respectively,” the newspaper reports.

The disclosure comes at a time when relations between the U.S. and the oil-rich nation are showing signs of strain. The U.S. Senate on Tuesday unanimously passed controversial legislation that would allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue foreign nations if they are found to be responsible for terror attacks on U.S. soil.

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BREAKING: Hillary Campaign Accused of Mass Cheating in Kentucky Primary– 4,000 Votes Scratched to Give Hillary Win

According to several reports the Hillary Clinton Campaign cheated in order to give her the win in Kentucky.

In Pike County Kentucky, card readers reportedly malfunctioned and votes were fully erased.

The Pike County Clerk’s office told local Kentucky station WKYT there were issues with one of their card readers which caused a delay in the numbers and as a result, the AP then erased Sanders’ votes, pushing Hillary to the lead by over 4,000 votes.

The gatewaypundit noted the discrepancy in a tweet Tuesday night –
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Q&A With Worcester State’s Attorney Beau Oglesby

SNOW HILL — It’s Worcester County State’s Attorney Beau Oglesby’s job to put bad guys in jail. He’s good at it, and he has built a reputation in his six years in the position as a proactive and effective professional.

Yet the one issue that keeps Oglesby up at night, both as a professional and as a father, is the heroin epidemic that is growing in the region and across the nation.

Heroin is now claiming the lives of almost 30,000 Americans per year, and while law enforcement officials and public health treatment centers are simultaneously ramping up their respective efforts to combat this epidemic, Oglesby has spent enough time on the front lines of this issue to know that there is no easy fix when it comes to heroin.

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When You're Over Sixty

I was standing at the bar one night, minding my own business. This FAT ugly chick came up behind me, grabbed my behind and said, "You're kind’a cute. You gotta phone number?"

I said, "Yeah, you gotta pen?"

She said, "Yeah, I got a pen".

I said, "You better get back in it before the farmer misses you."

Cost me 6 stitches...but, when you’re over sixty................who cares?

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Cowboy: "Give me 3 packets of condoms, please."

Lady Cashier: "Do you need a paper bag with that, sir?"

Cowboy: "Nah.. She's purty good lookin'....."

When you’re over sixty................who cares?

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I was talking to a young woman in the bar last night. She said, "If you lost a few pounds, had a shave and got your hair cut, you'd look all right.”

I said, “If I did that, I'd be talking to your friends over there instead of you.”

Cost me a fat lip, but... When you’re over sixty................who cares?

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I was telling a woman in the pub about my ability to guess what day a woman was born just by feeling her breasts.
"Really" she said, "Go on then... try."

After about thirty seconds of fondling she began to lose patience and said, "Come on, what day was I born?"

I said, "Yesterday."

Cost me a kick in the nuts, but... When you’re over sixty................who cares?

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I got caught taking a pee in the swimming pool today. The lifeguard shouted at me so loud, I nearly fell in.
Cost me a bloody nose, but... When you’re over sixty................who cares?

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I went to the pub last night and saw a BIG woman dancing on a table. I said, "Good legs."

The girl giggled and said, "Do you really think so?"

I said, "Definitely! Most tables would have collapsed by now."

Cost me 6 more stitches, but... When you’re over sixty................who cares?

Student Returns Missing Dog to Couple, Receives $10K Reward

WASHINGTON (AP) — A high school student has returned a missing puppy to a man who was a spokesman for former House Speaker John Boehner.

The 4-month-old Boston Terrier named Maggie belongs to Steel and his wife, who offered $10,000 for her return. Eighteen-year-old Rasheeda Smith returned the dog to the Washington couple Wednesday night after seeing television reports that the pet was missing.

Mary Kathryn Steel says she and her husband gave Smith a check for the money that was promised.

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Happy Friday, I Just Couldnt Resist


Teen sues off-duty officer, Tacoma Mall after alleged assault

TACOMA, Wash. – Monique Tillman says she was 15-years-old when she encountered an off-duty Tacoma police officer in the parking lot of the Tacoma Mall.

The off-duty officer was in uniform and working mall security on May 24, 2014. Monique and her brother, Eric Branch, were riding their bikes through parking lot as they headed home.

“The whole time, there’s no crime. We are not doing anything. We are just riding our bikes,” said Branch.

“Basically, the security guard just starts harassing us,” said Tillman.

According to a complaint filed by Tillman's attorney, security said the teens were stopped because they were causing a disturbance. But Tillman maintained that they did nothing wrong.



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IT BEGINS: Security Guard Arrested for Removing Male From Women's Bathroom

***Update: Metro PD confirmed to The Daily Caller that they are treating the incident as a “suspected hate crime.”

A female security guard working at a Washington, D.C. grocery store was arrested Monday afternoon for physically escorting a man out of the women’s restroom after he refused to leave because he identifies as a woman.

The shopper — a young, African-American male who identified himself as Ebony Belcher to local news outlets — reportedly passed the security guard on his way into the women’s restroom at a Giant grocery store in Northeast D.C.

Source: Daily Caller

Democrats Crying The Blues

DO YOU REMEMBER 1987?

Do you remember 1987 when the Senators were giving Ollie North such a bad time? This brings it all into perspective, thought you might be interested in this forgotten bit of information.

It was 1987! At alecture the other day they were playing an old news video of Lt. Col. Oliver North testifying at the Iran-Contra
hearings during the Reagan Administration.


There was Ollie in front of God and country getting the third degree, but what he said was stunning!

He was being drilled by a senator, "did you not recently spend
close to $60,000 for a home security system?"

Ollie replied, "yes Sir, I did".

The senator continued, trying to get a laugh out of the audience,
"Isn't that just a little excessive?"

"No sir" continued Ollie.

"No, and why not?" the senator asked.

"Because the lives of my family and I werethreatened sir".

"Threatened? By whom?" the senator questioned.

"By a Muslim terrorist sir". Ollieanswer.

"Terrorist? What terrorist could possibly scare you that much?"

"His name is Osama bin Laden, sir", Ollie replied.

At this point the senator tried to repeat the name, but couldn't pronounce it, which most people back then probably couldn't. A couple of people laughed at the attempt. Then the senator continued. "Why are you so afraid of this man?", the senator asked.

"Because sir, he is the most evil person alive that I know of", Ollie answered, "And the Muslims are trying to take over America and destroy it from the inside out and putting their people into our political offices.

"And what do you recommend we do about him?", asked the senator.

"Well, sir, if it was up to me, I would recommend that an assassin team be formed to eliminate him and his men from the face of the earth."

The senator disagreed with this approach, and that was all that was shown of the clip. By the way, that senator was Al Gore! Also: Terrorist pilot Mohammad Atta blew up a bus in Israel in 1986.The Israelis captured, tried and imprisoned him. As part of the Oslo agreement with the Palestinians in 1993,Israel had to agree to release so-called, "political prisoners". However,the Israelis would not release any with blood on their hands.

The American President at the time, Bill Clinton, and his Secretary of State, Warren Christopher, insisted that all prisoners bereleased. Thus Mohammad Atta was freed and eventually thanked us by flying an airplane into Tower One of the World Trade Center .

I Have To Say, I Am In Awe Over Today's Daily Times Editorial

A Viewer said, Against overwhelming odds, the DT may have penned the most pitiful piece of PC journalism to date. It's hard for me to imagine one person baking this illogical pretzel in his/her mind. To think of 2 or more sane adults reviewing it and not seeing the gaping holes in that pretzel before posting it is stunning.I assure you a financial adviser was not even discussed.

If any CPA tells you to move to a county/state with higher local taxes because it's the charitable thing to do and it offsets your federal liability - run!

A portion of the editorial said: 

"When it's your spouse who is laid off from a state job, your property that was damaged by a storm after disaster relief funding was cut, your niece (or the girl next door) who was raped and is contemplating suicide, your loved one addicted to painkillers, where will you turn"?

Good Lord, how far will the Liberal Media go any more. The Editorial attacks Governor Hogan for reducing taxes in Maryland and implies the reductions are just too good to be true.

This coming from a Newspaper who continues to increase their price, yet is so thin and provides a good 70% less news then it had delivered years ago for twenty five cents. 

This attack piece is just the beginning of their campaign to go after Hogan in the hope of convincing local voters to elect another Democrat Governor who will raise taxes and destroy the state, just like O'Malley did. 

Perhaps the Daily Times should look at Hogan's popularity rating and they'd come to realize just why so many people are dropping their subscription to that paper. Why they lost their building in Downtown Salisbury, had to sell their Press and outsource daily printing to Wilmington, DE. and if that's not enough, their massive drop in employees should speak volumes as well. Then, out of nowhere, the skeleton crew they managed to keep as employees were then forced to reapply for their jobs at a massive reduction in pay. Yet they support a $15.00 minimum wage, rain taxes and have been the recipient of a massive local tax reduction and stood in line every year with their hands out at City Council Meetings.

So please, do tell me how and why ANYONE would purchase that newspaper any more and actually believe ANYTHING they say when it comes to finances? I'm just in awe.