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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Pedestrian Struck In Delmar

Delmar EMS has been dispatched to Route 13 in front of the Delmar Diner for a pedestrian that has been struck.

A Viewer Writes: Dog on Bypass

Hi Joe!

I travel both Route 50 and the Bypass almost every day with my business. This morning I noticed that someone had hit and killed a dog on the Bypass. I was going in the opposite direction and didn’t get a close look at the time, so I made a phone call to Wicomico County Animal Control. I left a message and to my surprise for a Sunday, a young man called me back. He indicated that he would ride out and see if the dog had a collar, tags or microchip because a lady had reported her dog missing to them recently. I “assumed” that would also mean he would remove the dog from the highway, but as of my passing this afternoon, the dog is still there. It appears to be a mid-sized dog with a black and white coat similar to a Border Collie or similar breed. The dog is in pretty bad shape and not pleasant to see. However, if my dog was missing, I would at least want to know what happened to it for some closure.

I know you often post photos of lost dogs and have good success with getting them back home and that is the reason I’m passing this along. By the way, it’s on the Route 13 Bypass going East just before the exit to Hobbs Road and the Stadium.

Dallas Mas Cop Murderer's ARABIC name was FAHED HASSEN

The Arabic name of the Dallas mass murderer of the brave police officers (who ran towards the gunfire in order to save the people protesting them) was Fahed Hassen, according to Denver Police Department.

How much was Fahed motivated by Islam, the Nation of Islam, ISIS and Black Liberation Theology? It’s all of a piece.

“Micah Johnson’s alias was Fahed Hassen,” FAM, July 9, 2016 (thanks to Armaros):

Micah Johnson went by the alias Fahed Hassen. Micha Johnson or Fahed Hassen, he is a domestic terrorist. Now, that’s it been revealed that Johnson is a Muslim, one has to look to see if Fahed Hassen had any ties to ISIS or other Muslim terrorist groups.


BOOK REVIEW: The Clinton Cash Machine

If anyone wants to venture into the international underbelly of corruptions, bribes and nefariously questionable transactions of Bill and Hillary Clinton, Peter Schweizer's, Clinton Cash, can take you on such a jaunt.

The book firmly lays out a case for any jury to indict based on Congressman Trey Gowdy's, faults exculpatory statements as the facts and figures provides a cohesiveness lacking in many other books of this nature.  Furthermore, for anyone who has ever remotely questioned the Clintons' motives and 'intent,' it, certainly satiates any quest to understand the true motivation behind their thirst - or rather lust - for power and influence.

The author brilliantly provides the public (and FBI investigators) a well-investigated blueprint of criminality that is riveting and, quite frankly, deeply disgusting for any American citizen as we see just how much the Clintons have abused America over the course of their entire public and political lives.

Lost Dog 7-10-16 UPDATE

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BREAKING: Another Attack on Police!

A gunman opened fire outside the headquarters of the San Antonio Police Department in Texas, striking the building but causing no injuries, officials say. The suspect, who is believed to have "specifically targeted" police, remains at large.

The incident happened at about 9:50 p.m. CT on Saturday when multiple gunshots were fired outside the headquarters of the San Antonio Police Department, which is located at 315 South Santa Rosa Avenue off Interstate 35.

"SAPD officers located multiple shell casings at Grahm Alley and S Santa Rosa. A Hispanic male wearing an orange shirt and navy blue pants was seen running from the scene," police spokesman Sgt. Jesse Salame said. "Bullet impact marks were discovered on the east side of headquarters."

"We believe that headquarters was specifically targeted," Sgt. Salame said, adding that the exact motive is still under investigation. "We have received numerous posts on social media conveying vague threats to officers but have no specific threats or information to pass along at this time."
Source: BNO News


By Thornton Crowe

Wow, what a week we've had... it's hard to believe we still live in America. We've had so much thrown at us, it's a miracle we don't have a collective mental breakdown.

From the FBI uproar over Clinton's emails and congressional backlash to BLM's marches before judgment and onto Dallas's horrific loss of five police officers whom fell under sniper fire inspiring other shootings the following day, this week has been a continual rapid fire succession of one thing after another. Even our own local events have seemed to conspire against any semblance of peace. One would think, stepping back, viewing all these separate events, they appear to be autonomous. But are they?

James Comey | Hillary Clinton

There is such a thing as emotional overload. It is a way for the powers that be to keep us continually in a state of unrest in order to get emotions to fever pitch. Once achieved over long periods of adrenal rush, people begin to wear down. With this diminishing resolve, tempers reign and cause people to do and/or say things they wouldn't under normal circumstances. Some call it Stockholm Syndrome - while others call it battle fatigue or shell shock, it's all pretty much is the same thing.

Is this what we have to look forward to until November? A series of never-ending incidents, designed to promote frenzy and mass confusion? Perhaps. It's not like it hasn't been done throughout history. Many cultures including ours, have experienced periods where we were inundated by events in order to bring about social discord.

Unlike people in firing lines or war torn countries, we have a choice to let our passions get the better of us. We can turn off the news and find solace in some mind-numbing programming, hug our dogs or play a game with our kids.

We have to remain calm even when everything around us seems to be going off the rails. These could all be wag-the-dog theater to keep us off-kilter - while some are positive, others are very negative and destructive.

You're probably thinking old Thornton has dropped his basket, but you will be dropping yours should this blitzkrieg continues until the election. I know many people's passions are high. We're all worried about the election and many are angry with the political class we have thrown in our faces 24-7, but we do have to dial back.

By no means am I suggesting that we turn a blind eye to injustice in the world, but we need to keep things in perspective. We can't follow the blind insanity not knowing all the facts - or react to politicians spewing divisive speech to get everyone all ginned up! We need to find some moments of clarity that requires clear thinking in order to discern what's fact from fiction - what's really going on.

1968 Vietnam Demonstration
This is one of the reasons why 1968 was so pivotal in our history. Excessive overload caused the young to do some pretty insane things, which got some in a lot of trouble. The older generations, while better equipped due to maturity, are still grappling with the milieu that swirls around us. We can't let the hostile actors win. Hence, we must remain sane.

Words of Wisdom!

 Have a great week!

Salisbury City Council Agenda & Packet 7-11-16

Sheriff Mike Lewis Puts It On The Line Against President Obama

I was recently tipped off that Sheriff Mike Lewis opened up in a Daily Times article attacking President Obama stating, The president "encourages Black Lives Matter to challenge law enforcement at every level," Lewis says. "He clearly does not like law enforcement."

Lewis went on to say, "I'm holding Barack Hussein Obama responsible for what's going on in the country," 

Do you agree with Sheriff Lewis. Is President Obama racist against law enforcement?

Dallas police shooting: 'Black Power group' claims responsibility for police killings and warns of more assassinations to come

"More Will Be Assassinated In The Coming Days! Do You Like The Work Of Our Assassins? Get Your Own Sniper" read a post on the Black Power Political Organisation Facebook account

A self-proclaimed black power group appears to have claimed responsibility for the assassinations of five police officers at a Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas.

Five officers were gunned down by at least two shooters who picked out officers from an 'elevated position' - believed to be a multi-storey car park.

It came in the week of public outrage over the deaths of two black men shot by police this week.


BREAKING NEWS: Liberal Cathy Bassett Joins Conservative Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver's Executive Office

Cathy Bassett, (Ex Wife of former publisher of the Daily Times Greg Bassett) has been hired by the County Executive to handle, (get this) their newly created media executive position as a consultant. 

A position that had been terminated has been reopened and word on the street is that they/you are paying dearly for this new venture. 

This should get very interesting to see the different spin that will be put out there. I have to wonder, is the County Executive following in Governor Hogan's footsteps trying to reach out to the Liberal voters in Wicomico County? 

Originally published at 6:56 PM. 


JULY 7, 2016 9:45PM EST

DALLAS: Just reported at least two officers down in Dallas at BLM protest. Multiple shots fired. Possibly active shooter situation.

Concentration on the parking garage structure in downtown area. Fox News crew are being hunkered down because they do not know whether the situation has been stabilized at this time.

UPDATE 10:31PM EST: News reports say twenty shots have been fired with at least two police officers down.

UPDATE 10:34PM EST: Police entering Bank of America Building. Shooter believed to be in the building.

UPDATE 10:36PM EST: Possibly one shooter with a rifle in Bank of America Building. Storming building. They're in process of clearing building.

UPDATE 10:46PM EST: Unknown condition of officers shot in shooting incident in Dallas.

UPDATE 10:53PM EST: Local police officer has confirmed two officers are down. Only source at this point.

UPDATE 11:08PM EST: Three to Six Officers down - Greatly wounded. Additional SWAT team has been dispatched. Two shooters. Negotiators on scene. One is contained and the other is in negotiations. Possibly still looking for an additional shooter.

UPDATE 11:32PM EST: Two snipers shot ten police officers from elevated positions, one area at parking garage. Three are dead while others in critical condition. Two officers are in surgery. According to David Brown, no suspects are in custody. One DART (Transit) officer dead, two Dallas Officers dead. Lost while protecting protestors.

UPDATE: 11:37PM EST: One potential suspect now apprehended in camouflage with body armor approaches police with hands up.

UPDATE 11:56PM EST: Dallas Police Chief, David Brown, has just reported there may be a bomb planted in the downtown area of Dallas. Evacuations are underway of all non-law enforcement personnel. They have a picture of a person of interest as per witnesses in the area. Furthermore, the Dallas Police have already started to alert and take fallen officers' families to the local hospital. Two Dart Officers - one deceased, one injured. Two Dallas Officers confirmed dead but the new number is eleven officers are down in Dallas. Also just reported one civilian also shot by sniper(s). Below is picture of person of interest.

UPDATE 1:47AM EST: A fourth police office has now passed away from last night's shooting in Dallas.

Police on scene in Dallas, TX

from the twitter account of Dallas Pd

UPDATE 3:04AM EST Dallas PD: It has been a devastating night. We are sad to report a fifth officer has died.

UPDATE: 5:45AM EDT  Dallas police exchanged gunfire with a suspect in a parking garage

  • One suspect involved in standoff now dead
  • 3 alleged suspects are in custody
  • One suspect told police "the end is coming"
  • He claimed bombs are planted all over downtown Dallas
  • 2 shooters were snipers, who shot from "elevated position"

Story developing...


While most of you are at work, a Special Report just came over the air. While the FBI did in fact find many TOP SECRET e-mail messages while she was in hostile territories where other countries could easily hack her personal messages, the FBI stated they would not recommend charges against her. WOW!

The FBI Stated:

Clinton and Staff "were extremely careless" in handling classified information.

I Will Not Be Attending The Tawes Festival In Crisfield This Year

Considering our own Governor Hogan refuses to support the Republican nomanee for President Donald Trump, I refuse to participate in any more events that include Governor Hogan and I suggest my fellow Republican Friends do the same. 

If we ever want to send a message and prove we are not all A$$ kissers and political hacks, stay away. If there's not going to be a revolution in this country, what better way to send a message, (especially on a local level) to RINO's that us VOTERS aren't going to put up with this crap any more. 

Free College in Wicomico County, even to ILLEGALS, (yes, you heard me right) with only a 2.0 grade average to boot, I think we've had just about enough of this crap. If an ILLEGAL has lived in the County for TWO years, they get FREE COLLEGE! That's right, just ask your County Council or Executive. 

Stay away from the Tawes Festival Republicans or you will get Blogged. We'll be watching from afar. 

CREDIBILITY ZERO: Girlfriend Who Filmed Castile Shooting on Facebook Live

Philandro Castile’s girlfriend claims he was reaching for his license when a police officer shot and killed him in MN last week. But according to a new video (seen below), the credibility of the girlfriend must be questioned.

The Castile shooting took place after a routine traffic stop.The aftermath of the shooting was captured by Reynolds on Facebook LIVE.

According to the video, which was captured after the shooting took place, the cop shot Castile as he sat in the passenger seat of a car driven by Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds. In the back seat of the car is Reynold’s young daughter.

In the video, Castile is seen shot in the front seat as Reynolds talks into her camera. She claims Castile did nothing wrong.



By Thornton Crowe

On Independence Day weekend, I thought about what this holiday's remembrance is really all about and why it's meaning now is more pertinent than ever before in most our lives. For those who embrace this election's importance, this is a somber holiday - not just an excuse for a three-day weekend.

Washington, Jefferson, Adams & Franklin
Our founding fathers had great ideas. They were educated men consisting of landowners, lawyers, inventors, philosophers and business owners, who carefully thought out the way to govern the new nation. They had a combined focus and goal to eradicated themselves from the Crown and launch a most extraordinary experiment. The United States of America.

The two main ideas became apparent in their planning. A) To guarantee inalienable rights which are prescribed by God, which protect our Right to pursue personal happiness in a free land. And B) to preserve our country's sovereignty. The Constitution provided a framework, giving directives to three branches: Executive, Legislative and Judicial. These branches of government were placed specifically to keep power from becoming a centralized power base - leaving the power to the individual states' citizenry to self-govern.

Their quotes about freedom, liberty, pursuit of happiness and self governance have survived the 240 years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 2 and its adoption by the united group of the original thirteen states on July 4, 1776. Yes, it's been 40 years since we celebrated the 200 year anniversary; yet, America is a radically difference country today than it was even 20 years ago.

Was this radical turn what Thomas Jefferson envisioned when he penned the Declaration of Independence that birthed our Nation?

After much study of Jefferson's writings and scholarship, I seriously doubt it...

Today, we're happy to let the federal government dictate every facet of our lives - right down to personal habits and vices. Under the guise of  common good, we have handed over our rights and freedoms one by one to people who know no better than any of us what is in our best interest and well-being. In return, they've taken no time at all to strip our rights to minutia while grossly overstepping their constitutional boundaries.

Now look at where we are...

United Nations
We are a country that folds to its minority because they throw elaborate temper tantrums. The Minority dictates our behaviors and 'free' speech because of the laziness and apathy of the Majority. We now have a presidential candidate that is the focus of an FBI criminal investigation and yet, many don't appear to care she's untrustworthy, dishonest and corrupt. Our lawmakers are promoting globalism which strips away everything the Founding Fathers fought for and were against (the reason they revolted against King George) -- including our right to self-governance. Now these supposed elected by the people representatives are moving us towards being under the United Nations - a global conglomerate that even FDR detested and had no desire for the US to join.

What have we become? Is it time for America to reinvent itself or is it time to go back to what made this nation the super power it once was. Many will nay-say and think, "But, Mr. Crowe, we're still great..." But are we?

We defer our rights so massive invasions of illegals and refugees to come here to take our jobs, rape our women and children as well as threaten the very existence of our community  enclaves like the LGBT community! Is this really greatness? 40 years ago, we hadn't experienced a terrorist attack on our soil with the exception of Pearl Harbor in 1941. Yet 15 years later, we are cowering not standing up to the very ideology that portrayed one of the most violent events in our country's history - 9/11.

Paid agitators burning our flag
Why are we at this juncture when the very basis of our country was founded on solid principles and for 200+ years, served its citizens and our industry well? How did we get here and why is one party so hell-bent on taking away the greatness of our nation? Why do we condone people burning our flag?

Why have we been so quick to give up our freedom for the acceptance of the failed Welfare State of Socialism?

Therefore, on this weekend designed to remember our Declaration as a Sovereign Nation, perhaps it is now more than picnics and beach days - but also with this year, a time to reflect and think carefully, where you as a citizen want this country to go from here.

This election boils down to two conflicting idioms: Nationalism verses Globalism. Nationalism being remain a free sovereign nation or Globalism meaning we completely wipe out what this nation has founded on 240 years ago.

Donald Trump (R) & Hillary Clinton (D)
 If ever there was a time, it's now a time for choosing...

On that note, I leave you with this parting video from Ronald Reagan, whose words are as true now as they were in 1964 - we can clearly see his prophecy in our reality today. It's worth the thirty minutes out of your long weekend merriment to check out.
This is perhaps the last election to correct our course and destiny! I have faith there's hope for us yet.

How say you?

Ocean City Elected Officials Call Paramedics’ Petition Not “In The Best Interest Of Our Taxpayers’

OCEAN CITY — The Mayor and Council on Tuesday fired off a lengthy statement of opposition to the ongoing petition drive by the Ocean City’s firefighter/paramedics union seeking to put a referendum for binding interest arbitration before voters this fall.

In late February, the clock expired on negotiations between the town and the Career Firefighter Paramedics Association of Ocean City, or IAFF Local 4269, on a new three-year contract, resulting in the town’s “last, best and final” offer essentially becoming the new contract by default. The negotiations broke down in late February over the town’s unwavering position on eliminating the paramedics’ long-standing 24-hour shifts.

Currently, most paramedics work in 24-hour shifts, followed by 72 hours off. However, citing a variety of reasons, including potential missed calls or delayed responses, the town remains adamant about eliminating the 24-72 shift rotation in favor of an alternative 12-hour shift or some hybrid of the two. Eliminating the 24-hour shift became a point of contention in the negotiations for a new contract for the IAFF 4269, forcing the union to walk away from the bargaining table.


BREAKING NEWS: A Viewer Writes, Delmar/Laurel Situation

Someone is caught in a hail bailer in a field off Rt 13 near Whitesville Rd. Crews on site including Technical Extraction Team.

Today's Poll Question 7-6-16

Do you believe the FBI should be playing Judge and Jury over the Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal?


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Trump calls for charges against Clinton after FBI interview in email investigation

Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump called for charges to be filed against Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton Saturday after the former secretary of state met with the FBI regarding the agency’s investigation into her use of a private email server for official correspondence.

"It is impossible for the FBI not to recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton," Trump tweeted Saturday afternoon. "What she did was wrong! What Bill did was stupid!"

The Clinton campaign said the voluntary meeting lasted about three-and-a-half hours and took place at FBI headquarters in Washington.

Clinton “is pleased to have had the opportunity to assist the Department of Justice in bringing this review to a conclusion” campaign spokesman Nick Merrill said in a statement. He also said Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, would have no further comment about the interview.


Romanian hacker with access to Clinton emails found dead in jail cell

Christian Times Newspaper has learned that Guccifer, the Romanian hacker currently being held on charges for hacking Hillary Clinton’s personal email server, has been found in his Virginia jail cell, dead of an apparent suicide.

Guccifer, also known as Marcel Lazar Lehel, was extradited to the United States to face charges after openly admitting to repeatedly hacking Hillary Clinton’s email server. This claim occurred in the midst of an FBI probe that was concluded this morning by Director Comey.

Lehel claimed that the server was “like an open orchid on the Internet” and that it “was easy … easy for me, for everybody.”

After the FBI cleared Clinton of any chargesTuesday morning, a rumor began circulating that Guccifer was missing from his jail cell. Tuesday night, reports began spreading that the Romanian hacker was found after the evening’s dinner hanging from a rope in his personal cell.


LIVE: FBI Chief James Comey Testifies on Clinton Email Probe Before House Committee

Verizon hikes price, adds data with new phone plans

Verizon is divvying out new perks to its customers, but you'll need to pay up to take advantage of them.

The nation's largest wireless carrier on Wednesday unveiled a new set of pricier plans with extra data, as CNET reported Monday. The prices will go up by as much as $10 a month.

The low-end "S" plan will rise by $5 to $35 a month, but will include 2 gigabytes of data, twice as much as before. The "M" plan will increase by $5 to $50 a month, while its data will rise from 3GB to 4GB. The "L" plan will tick up by $10 to $70 a month, while data increases from 6GB to 8GB. The "XL" plan will go up by $10 to $90 a month, but you'll get 16GB, up from 12GB before. Lastly, the "XXL" plan will cost $10 more at $110 a month, but you will get 24GB instead of 18GB. They are available starting Thursday.

In addition, the plans will give customers access to new features such as a rollover data program called "Carryover Data." They will also be able to turn on "Safety Mode," which throttles down the connection speed of an account when it has reached its limit, avoiding the overage fee. There's also "Data Boost," which allows customers to buy an additional gigabyte of data for $15 once they've hit their limit. Lastly, certain customers will be able use their phones in Canada and Mexico without roaming charges.


Social Justice?

As we can clearly see from these official stats (Obama has seen them, too) where is the White Lives Matter marches?

While the number of police involved shootings towards Whites has gone down since 2014, they are still more than the increase in the Black or Latinos in our population. Numbers don't lie, but this BLM movement is.  Just let this sink in for a moment...

Source: The Counted by the Guardian Newspaper

I Asked A Professional Businessman Their Opinion On Yesterday's FBI's Finding Over Hillary Clinton's E-Mail

Here are my thoughts, working deductively from some basic premises (which should be undisputed) to some more opinionated content at the end. Obviously the final thoughts below are only one person’s (my own) opinion. But much like showing my work in a math problem, I wanted to deduct my way to reach my opinionated conclusions.

1) Historically, the F.B.I. is intended to be a politically neutral agency.

2) The original purpose, in this case, was to perform a political neutral review of Ms. Clinton and Staff’s private emails, to determine if there were any known, intentional security breaches.

3) History has revealed, at least throughout the last century, that the F.B.I. has been less than politically neutral—see J. Edgar Hoover, just to get start. It is very difficult to know these motives, if any, contemporaneously. The agency is secretive by design.

4) Regardless, the F.B.I. does not have authority to indict a person, including Ms. Clinton. This authority is held by the Department of Justice or other law enforcement agency.

5) The F.B.I. can, however, recommend criminal charges be filed. It cannot independently prosecute, despite its status a federal agency. Much, by analogy, like a local police department can file charges, make arrests, or recommend prosecution, but these must then be prosecuted by the State’s Attorney.

6) The F.B.I., after much deliberation, described Clinton’s handling of emails as “extremely careless.”

7) There is an important legal distinction between “extreme carelessness” and “intentional.” By comparison, think of “extreme carelessness” as manslaughter, whereas “intentional” would be murder. Manslaughter would be like a drunken driver killing an innocent pedestrian. Murder would be like knowingly pulling the trigger and shooting someone, without provocation.

8) The comments made by F.B.I. Director Comey fall just short of the “intentional” standard that most legal experts would be necessary to prove a criminal case. There is no “manslaughter” equivalent in Ms. Clinton’s case—no such charges exist. It would be what is known as a “specific intent” crime, meaning the conduct must have been done intentionally and purposefully, as opposed to carelessly, or even recklessly.

9) We do not know what the F.B.I. may be withholding. Its investigation may have been completely neutral, thorough and forthcoming. It may be withholding certain facts and evidence. This concern is not unique to this case; but any case with any agency. The public may not know the facts, but then again, the F.B.I. may have been completely forthcoming. This question will likely remain unanswered.

10) In my personal opinion, this is a matter that should reach the judge, jury and executor of public opinion, rather than the judicial system. Obviously, this is just one person’s opinion, based on an admittedly limited knowledge of the specifics of the F.B.I.’s findings.

11) There is no reasonable dispute that the F.B.I.’s findings have done damage, and called into question, Ms. Clinton’s credibility. At minimum, the findings are inconsistent with statements she has made publicly and repeatedly about her use or misuse of private emails.

Obama: Police Shootings Should Trouble All Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says all fair-minded people in the U.S. should be concerned about the problem of frequent police shootings of black people.

Obama is speaking about the fatal police shootings of two black men in Louisiana and Minnesota. He says statistics show disparities about how African-Americans and Hispanics are treated by police.

He says America must say "we're better than this." He says it's not just a black or Hispanic issue.


Why the Dallas police had explosives, and how those explosives were fatal

Reports that Dallas police used an explosive-armed robot to incapacitate the man suspected of killing five officers Thursday night prompted a flurry of articles about the novelty of the technique and its repercussions. (It appears to have been the first incident of its kind, for what it's worth; and the repercussions are to be determined.) What's less clear is how exactly the process worked.

We know where the final confrontation took place. Video from the incident shows a suspect firing from outside Building A at El Centro College. Across the street is a brick building that, on its south side, includes a parking garage. It was there that the suspect was cornered.

We know, too, that the Dallas police department used a robotic device to approach the suspect. It's not clear exactly what sort of robot it was. When a man shot at Dallas police headquarters last year and was tracked to Hutchins, Tex., a robot with an articulated arm was used to search his vehicle for explosives (after a sharpshooter had shot him from some distance). You can see it at work here, though it's not clear whether this is Dallas's robot or Hutchins's.


20 Veterans Commit Suicide Every Day: VA Estimate

On average, 20 veterans a day committed suicide in 2014, a slight decrease from the previous government estimate, but federal health officials are cautious about concluding the suicide problem is getting better.

Rather, they say the Department of Veterans Affairs is relying on a more comprehensive database than ever before, making comparisons to prior studies difficult and possibly offering a truer snapshot than what was captured in the past.

In 2013, the VA projected that 22 veterans a day were committing suicide. The number became a fixture in media stories and in comments from politicians and advocacy groups highlighting the prevalence of the problem. But the number was also based on data submitted from fewer than half of the states. Some states with many veterans were not part of that study, including California and Texas. Veterans groups urged the department to expand its database and incorporate Department of Defense records to identify veterans who had not enrolled in the VA's numerous programs. And that's what it has done.

Dr. David Shulkin, undersecretary for health at the Department of Veterans Affairs, told The Associated Press that the data used for the latest suicide projections came from every state and U.S. territory and was the largest analysis of veteran records ever undertaken by the department. He said the data gives the VA more information about where to direct resources and which veterans are most at-risk of suicide, but he's hesitant to make any firm determinations about the overall trend and whether it's getting better.

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Feds Open Civil Rights Investigation In Louisiana Shooting

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- In a swift move by authorities to keep tensions from boiling over, the U.S. Justice Department launched a civil rights investigation Wednesday into the video-recorded killing of a black man who was shot as he scuffled with two white police officers on the pavement outside a convenience store.

A law enforcement official said a gun was taken from 37-year-old Alton Sterling after he was killed early Tuesday in the parking lot where he regularly sold homemade music CDs from a folding table. The official was not authorized to discuss the investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity.

It was not clear from the murky cellphone footage whether Sterling had the gun in his hand or was reaching for it when he was shot. A witness said he saw police pull a gun from Sterling's pocket after the shooting.

The shooting in the Louisiana capital - and shocking videos that found their way all over the internet - set off angry protests in the city's black community and brought calls for an outside investigation. It came at a time when law enforcement officers across the country are under close scrutiny over what some see as indiscriminate use of deadly force against blacks.


Breaking News: Investigation Into Hillary Clinton's private email will be CLOSED.

Breaking News: Attorney General Loretta Lynch announces that the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server will be closed with no criminal charges. More:

Ocean City Police Arrest Four Men after Early Morning Burglary

OCEAN CITY, MD – (July 6, 2016): On Monday, July 4, 2016, at approximately 5:40 a.m. Ocean City police responded to a residence in the area of 12th Street and Dayton Lane in reference to a burglary. Residents of the unit awoke to find the unit in disarray and multiple personal items stolen. It was determined that over $3,500 in electronics, cash and other miscellaneous items were stolen including one wallet.

During the investigation, officers learned that one of the victim’s credit cards was used at a restaurant in the resort. Officers obtained surveillance footage and eventually located the suspects in the area of 10thStreet and Dayton Lane at approximately 1:20 p.m. that day.

During a search of the suspects’ vehicle, officers located several items reported stolen in the Dayton Lane burglary earlier that day, as well as additional items that were reported stolen during a separate theft incident. Officers also located a large amount of marijuana and paraphernalia.

Ocean City police arrested and charged four suspects as follows:

Justin Castaneda, 18, of Lancaster, PA 
  • Possession of a replica weapon, concealing a dangerous weapon, theft less than $10,000, theft less than $1,000, possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, first degree burglary
Carly A. Davila, 23, of Lancanster, PA
  • Possession of a replica weapon, first degree burglary, theft less than $10,000, theft less than $1,000, possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute
Andrew Feliciano, 20, of Ephrata, PA
  • possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, theft less than $10,000
Juan Tamayo, 20, of Lancaster, PA
  • Possession of a replica weapon, concealing a dangerous weapon, theft less than $10,000, theft less than $1,000, possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute
Each of the four suspects were seen by a Maryland District Court Commissioner. Castaneda and Davila were transferred to the Worcester County Jail on $25,000, Tamayo was transferred to the Worcester County Jail on $10,000 bail and Feliciano was released after posting $10,000 bail.

Disturbing Precedent...

By Thornton Crowe

Yes, it's taken me a full day to recover from my shock and dismay about James Comey's the nonsensical statements yesterday that's sent the country into yet another tizzy. I have to admit, not knowing him on any personal level, many of his friends and colleagues are people I've long held in high esteem. He has been described as a true advocate of the Law. A hard-nosed, no nonsense guy who brings criminal to bear for their criminality.

Therefore, as you can imagine, I was more than shocked after his set-up for recommendations that turned bad when he stated no charges would be filed against Hillary Clinton for her grossly negligent handling of our State secrets.

Was it really a good day for Hillary Clinton?

When one really examines his verb, he damned Clinton; showing her as incompetent, unreliable and unethical as well as extremely careless (which is legal synonymous with gross negligence -- written verbatim in the laws she broke!) For those purposes, he eviscerated her character and proved her unfit for the office as President of the United States. Let's face it, now, if she were to apply for a file clerk job at the DOJ, she couldn't gain security clearance because of what he read from his report. How can a person be a president without being able to have security clearance?

Crabby governor? Hogan chooses shellfish over GOP convention

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Crabs and clams, not confetti and balloons, are on Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s agenda for the week of the national GOP convention.

Matt Clark, a Hogan spokesman, confirmed Tuesday that the Republican is planning to attend the annual all-you-can eat seafood feast in Crisfield, Maryland, on July 20. Hogan already has said he won’t be voting for Donald Trump and that he wasn’t going to the convention, which is scheduled for July 18-21 in Cleveland, Ohio. In an interview this year, Hogan said he was “completely disgusted with national politics in both parties.”

“No, I don’t plan to,” Hogan said when asked last month whether he would vote for the billionaire, adding: “I guess when I get behind the curtain I’ll have to figure it out. Maybe write someone in. I’m not sure.”

The governor has said he is focusing on Maryland. The crab feast on the Eastern Shore is a good vantage point, because the event is known for its strong flavor of Maryland politics, especially in election years. This is the 40th annual J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake, named after the Crisfield native who served as governor from 1959 to 1967. Public officials from across the state gather for steamed crabs and clams, fried fish and corn-on-the-cob in a small town nestled on the Tangier Sound, an arm of the Chesapeake Bay.


Natural Resources Police Blotter: Two Salisbury Seafood Dealers Sold Undersized Crabs

A waterman and two seafood dealers were charged and three impaired boaters were arrested in recent cases brought by the Maryland Natural Resources Police.

Natural Resources Police officers last week charged two Salisbury seafood stores with having undersized male crabs.

John Eric Crocket, 47, of Skipjack’s Seafood, 1204 Old Ocean City Road, received 13 citations after officers, conducting an inspection, found 294 undersized crabs in his inventory. Bobby Lee Leath, 56, of Fat Boy’s Seafood, 31278 Old Ocean City Road, received one citation for having 13 undersized crabs in his inventory.

Officers returned the crabs to state waters.

Crocket and Leath are scheduled to appear in Wicomico County District Court on Sept. 6. If found guilty of all charges, Crocket could be fined a total of $5,300. Leath could be fined $350.

A Wicomico County waterman was charged last week with poaching oysters from a designated sanctuary..

Hans Eric Kuntze, 59, of Nanticoke, was seen on June 28 dredging for oysters more than 150 feet inside the Nanticoke River Sanctuary by officers conducting surveillance. When Kuntze returned to the dock at Cedar Hill Harbor, officers inspected the seven and one-half bushels and found all the oysters to be of legal size. He was given citations for harvesting wild oysters from a sanctuary, harvesting oysters in a closed season, failing to have his commercial license available for inspection and failing to have a proper waste container on board.

The oysters were returned to the sanctuary.

Kuntze is scheduled to appear in Wicomico County District Court on Aug. 2. The maximum fine for the four violations is a total of $4,000.

Saturation patrols during the Independence Day holiday resulted in a number of arrests for impaired boating across the state.

John Michael Hampton, 47, of Elkton was charged with two counts of drunken boating and operating a personal watercraft after sunset after officers stopped him on July 2 in the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. He is scheduled to appear in Cecil District Court on Sept. 23.

Also on July 2, officers patrolling Deep Creek Lake in Garrett County charged three Pennsylvania residents with impaired boating. Timothy William Horn, 55, of Fayettville, and Kathy Jean McCleary, 49, of Chambersburg each received three citations for operating a vessel while under the influence. Eric Richard Guarino, 27, of Malvern, was stopped after officers noticed a person riding on the stern of his vessel. He received three citations for impaired boating and one citation for negligent operation.

All three people are scheduled to appear in Garrett County District Court on Aug. 17.

#OccupyCongress: Congressional Black Caucus Urges Disruption of House for Gun Control

The House of Representatives reconvened for a legislative session July 5, and the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) leadership is calling on CBC rank and file to “be as disruptive to (House) Speaker (Paul) Ryan (R-WI) as possible.”

Breitbart News previously reported that House Democrats promised guerrilla tactics for gun control following their 25-hour sit-in on June 22-23. However, there was no specification of the type of tactics that would be employed.

Fox News now reports that a CBC leadership memo reveals plans to disrupt the House for the coming week — and especially disrupt Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) — in an attempt to secure gun control.

The memo says: “Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL) would like CBC members to be present for Floor activities on gun violence when the House returns to session on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. The plan is to be as disruptive to (House) Speaker (Paul) Ryan (R-WI) as possible next week.”


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Former Mayor of Salisbury Jim Ireton Wants The Eastern Shore LGBT Rights Brought To Attention

The Hyattsville City, Md., Council voted 9-0 Monday to approve the Hyattsville Human Rights Act, a bill that prohibits discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations based upon a person’s age, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or physical characteristics.

Mayor Marc Tartaro and Ward Four Councilmember Edouard Haba, were absent, but both supported the Human Rights Act as written, according to Ward 3 Councilmember Patrick Paschall, the chief sponsor of the measure.


Report: Bill Clinton Delayed Takeoff for Loretta Lynch Encounter

A source inside the federal security force protecting both President Bill Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch told The New York Observer that Clinton manipulated his own takeoff from the private executive cordon of Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport Monday to ensure he could meet Lynch:

Nobody knew this was coming. We just knew to be aware there were other events going on. There was no planned meeting. It was just chance contact. The fact is, he just started walking over. I don’t think it was pre-arranged. He just started walking over and [even her security] can’t tell him, ‘you can’t do that.’ He walked in her plane for at least 20 to 25 minutes and the FBI is standing face to face with the Secret Service and just chatting on the hot tarmac like, ‘what the hell.’


New York School Isolates 6 Year-Old White Kids from Rest of Class - Tells Them They're Racist and Privileged

The New York Post reported:

An elite Manhattan school is teaching white students as young as 6 that they’re born racist and should feel guilty benefiting from “white privilege,” while heaping praise and cupcakes on their black peers.

Administrators at the Bank Street School for Children on the Upper West Side claim it’s a novel approach to fighting discrimination, and that several other private New York schools are doing it, but even liberal parents aren’t buying it.

They complain the K-8 school of 430 kids is separating whites in classes where they’re made to feel awful about their “whiteness,” and all the “kids of color” in other rooms where they’re taught to feel proud about their race and are rewarded with treats and other privileges.

“Ever since Ferguson, the school has been increasing anti-white propaganda in its curriculum,” said a parent who requested anonymity because he has children currently enrolled in the school.

Bank Street has created a “dedicated space” in the school for “kids of color,” where they’re “embraced” by minority instructors and encouraged to “voice their feelings” and “share experiences about being a kid of color,” according to school presentation slides obtained by The Post.


JUST IN: Band Perry Concert Cancelled At Freeman Stage

Due to heightened security concerns and the safety of our patrons and artists we are rescheduling tonight's performance of The Band Perry until Aug. 17. The Freeman Stage at Bayside will honor exchanges for the Aug. 17 concert or refunds from July 5 through July 15. More information will be posted soon on We apologize for any inconvenience and are thankful for your patience.

FBI Source: Clinton Foundation Can Bring Down Entire Government

The Clinton Foundation is a “massive spider web of connections and money laundering implicating hundreds of high-level people,” according to an anonymous insider who revealed why the FBI stopped short of indicting Hillary Clinton.

Before FBI Director James Comey announced the FBI wouldn’t recommend pressing charges against Clinton, an insider with “intimate knowledge of the inner workings of the Clinton case” hosted an little-publicized AMA session on 4Chan, and the statements he made on July 2 corroborate with later developments of the scandal.

“There is enough for her and the entire government to be brought down,” he revealed. “People do not realize how enormous this whole situation actually is.”